Public Figure Profiles

Max Maven

Max Maven is an American magician and mentalist whose performances are considered erudite and intelligent. He is ranked as one of the most influential mentalists of all time, and one of the 100 "Most Influential Magicians of the 20th Century" by Magic Magazine.He often appears on television magic shows to perform "interactive" mind reading tricks. Among other cities, including Rome, Maven grew up largely in Boston, Massachusetts, where he became known for his performances at several nightspots including the then popular Playboy Club. In Boston, he was formerly a radio deejay.He is a prolific author and conceived many magical and mentalist effects used by other magicians. He has been a magic consultant for such performers as David Copperfield and Penn & Teller, Siegfried & Roy, and Doug Henning, and is a frequent contributor to industry journals such as Genii, The Linking Ring, and M-U-M.He has been featured on the cover of over 30 such magazines over the years, including The Linking Ring, Genii in 1983 (with Japanese magician Shigeo Takagi), and also in 2007 and in 2018, and on the cover of Penguin Magic Monthly in 2019. He has also been the featured magician at the annual conventions of both the Society of American Magicians and the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

His name has been changed legally to Max Maven but he still uses "Phil Goldstein" as a pen name for technical writings.Maven is considered a legend in the world of magic, and has a broad knowledge of magic history and the origins various tricks and methods. He has stated that he believes it vital to preserve the history of the art and provide credit to the originators of ideas.

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Some of their strengths

Max Maven has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Generous, Energetic, Creative, Trustworthy, Perseverent, Artistic, and Loyal.

Adventurous and Independent

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Max Maven is someone who is an adventurous, independent, and energetic person, who is insightful, imaginative, generous, and honest. A person who is a bit of a "lone wolf".

Active and Precise

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Max Maven well know them as someone who can be tough, active, and sharp, like a sword.

Organized and Achievement-oriented

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Max Maven as someone who is organized, goal-oriented, practical, and persevering.

Who is hardworking, intellectual, and easygoing, who loves higher education and learning and sharing ideas with others, and who loves healthy competition.

Intelligent and Leadership-oriented

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Max Maven is someone who is able to see things that others don't, and who can be an effective guide or mentor to others.

They are also someone who is calm, comforting, and stable, and who loves stability and being a good friend and loyal partner.

Optimistic and Quick-witted

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Max Maven tends to be someone who is optimistic and spontaneous, and who has a clear and analytical mind. Who can be witty, with a happy-go-lucky- nature that makes others cheerful, and who possesses an adventurous zest for life.

Some of Max Maven's challenges

While Max Maven has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Max Maven can be Impulsive, Careless, Stubborn, Idle, Suspicious, Callous, and Selfish.

Impulsive and Careless

One of Max Maven's key challenges is that they are someone who can be impulsive and careless.

Max Maven must also exercise caution as they can have difficulty dealing with responsibility, authority, or criticism.

Callous and Selfish

Max Maven is someone who can be standoffish, pessimistic, and ruthless, who can have difficulty concentrating and be impatient, can have difficulty discovering the keys to personal contentment, and who can have a tendency to overwork and hoard wealth and possessions.

Irritable and Callous

Finally, Max Maven also can be short-tempered, childish, insensitive, and careless at times.

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