I regularly take magic lessons from non-magicians.
Put simply - every time I read, listen, or watch content about a master in ANY field I simply replace their chosen passion with magic.
Have a favorite piece of music? Find material on how that artist created that sound – and imagine the artist is talking about magic.
Have a favorite film? Find material on how that director brought his vision to life – and imagine the artist is talking about magic.
Inspiration can come from any topic. It often takes little more than a word swap and you’ll be amazed how often the insights are directly related to our field. I’ve enjoyed material on everything from real estate development and retail merchandising to farm management and biking. My experience is this:
Anyone who is passionate and highly skilled in their chosen field, has ideas that cross over into every other field - including magic.
Spend some time with this exercise and you will be pleasantly surprised at the results. It’s good for your brain, expands your perspectives, and rewards in ways you could never predict.
You’ll also discover it’s ridiculously fun.