The Global League of Magicians & Mentalists is the largest magic organization in the world. Anyone with an interest in magic is automatically granted membership as long as they adhere to our Code of Ethics (see below). We seek to bring together everyone who loves the art.
Our members include famous magicians and mentalists such as David Blaine, David Copperfield, Derren Brown, and Penn & Teller. All of these gentlemen have clearly expressed an interest in magic and hence are part of the Global League of Magicians & Mentalists. Other members include: Joshua Jay; facebook phenomenon Rick Lax; Criss Angel; Melinda the First Lady of Magic; Dynamo; Cyril Takayama; Steve Brooks, owner of the worlds largest online magic forum, The Magic Cafe; Ricky Jay; Max Maven; Phil Goldstein; Uri Geller; Mac King; Jay Sankey; David Regal; publisher of Lim-tricks: The Book of Magical Limericks, Richard Kaufman; Glenn Bishop; Neil Patrick Harris; Charlotte Pendragon; James Randi; Harry Anderson; magic's most notorious bad-boy, Andi Gladwin; The Amazing Jonathan; Michael Carbonaro; winner of VH1's Celebracadabra, C. Thomas Howell; Lance Burton; Krystyn Lambert; and Jeff McBride.
The ethics espoused by magic organizations can be full of complexities. The traditional magic organizations take a hard-line stance against "exposure" of magic methods. But where does teaching end and exposure begin? Surely exposure is most often a negative thing, but what if it is done so artfully it creates a greater love and respect for magic? Should we not ban bad performers from magic organizations if we're looking out for magic as an art? Don't they put it in a worse light than someone teaching the beauty of a method (something all magicians enjoy themselves). These are thorny issues. And ones that are more a matter of personal conscience than something a magic organization can truly police.
For that reason there are only two rules one must follow to be a member in good standing of the Global League of Magicians & Mentalists.
1. Don't be a total jerk.
2. Don't be convicted of a sex crime.
What constitutes being a jerk? Let's say, for example, someone writes a magic book. If you take that book and distribute bootleg copies of it, you're a total jerk. I'm sure there are other examples as well, but that's the first that comes to mind. Hitting someone unprovoked with a piano bench would be another example.
The sex criminal one is easier to identify. If you've been convicted of a sex crime, you're out of the Global League of Magicians & Mentalists. We're not talking about the consensual relationship between an 18-year old and a 16-year old, or getting caught peeing on the street, but those sex crimes which take advantage of the innocent and/or damage another human physically or mentally. (Shockingly, this doesn't seem to be in the Code of Ethics of other magic organizations. They're more concerned if a magic trick is taught on the back of a cereal box. Here at the GLOMM, we have our priorities in order.)
Of course it's impossible for our organization to know all jerks and sex criminals. So if you are looking for a magician you will need to do your own due diligence.
What we can say is that anyone on our banned members page is either a sex criminal or a jerk.