Seattle Magician Steffan Soule has found a way to stop bullying in schools nationwide. He demonstrates, beyond illusion, that stopping bullying can happen like magic if we place our attention on the Golden Rule. Soule believes that understanding and applying the Golden Rule is a sure way for teens to reduce violence in their schools. It is certainly a pathway toward living in accordance with universal principles. The Golden Rule has over 1000 formulations found in religions, philosophies, cultures, business, art, science and life. The principle can not be claimed by any one religion because every religion teaches it. One formulation is "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
Soule states, "It is simple, but it's worth repeating. It's easy to picture but difficult to comprehend." When one experiences the Golden Rule in a real life situation, one can see that there is an inner struggle toward non violence accompanied by a key to relating to oneself and others.
Bullying is a critical issue confronting society. Steffan Soule is a professional magician. He is vitally concerned with reducing violence and stopping bullying in the schools (including via cyberspace). These factors, along with his proven track record for presenting complex ideas with magic, contributed to his being commissioned by the Golden Rule Project and the Utah Arts Council to address bullying and the application of the Golden Rule as a solution to the problem of bullying and violence in schools nationwide.
"Attention, Magic and the Golden Rule" is the name of his presentation. Through the art of magic, Soule teaches the Golden Rule to students because it is a proven principle for reducing violence. Soule performs magic effects for the toughest audiences in the world: teens. He illustrates important points and gives meaning to his message with his original visual-special-effects that grab and hold the attention of teenagers.
Each magic effect visually demonstrates the principle that is being explained. For example, Steffan causes a student to balance horizontally in mid air, as if suspended, while explaining, “we have to find a balance point between the opposing forces that lead to violence.” In this same show, about the Golden Rule, Steffan causes a black and a white streamer to transform into a golden flag with over 1000 formulations of the Golden Rule printed on the flag. Soule explains that, “The Golden Rule is not black and white. One has to practice it and learn how to apply it to many situations. To help, we have discovered over 1000 ways this rule has been formulated throughout religions, cultures and philosophies worldwide.”
From Veteran’s Day, November 11th through November 22nd, Steffan Soule will perform his show, “Attention, Magic and the Golden Rule” in numerous schools in Utah and Salt Lake City.
The magic effect visually demonstrates the principle that is being explained. For example, Steffan causes a student to balance horizontally in mid air, as if suspended, while explaining “we have to find a balance point between the opposing forces that lead to violence.”