Magic Nook Magic
Bottle of the
by Professor Spellbinder
Trial by the Ordeal of Fire
was an ancient judicial practice by which the guilt or
innocence of the accused was determined by subjecting
them to flames or burning heat. If they survived the
ordeal, they were proved innocent.
In our demonstration of this, an
innocent playing card, Tarot card, or treasury note will
be burnt at the stake. If it survives, its
innocence will be proved and it may become a lucky
charm for the owner.
Effect with a
Playing Card: A card is chosen and signed on the
back to tie it spiritually with the person
who chose the card. The card is put into a window
envelope where it can be seen throughout the ordeal. The
envelope containing the card is hung up on a metal
scaffold above a glass or metal saucer or
ashtray and set on fire. While it is burning, a spectator
is given a small empty picture frame, covered with a
pocket handkerchief, to hold.
The envelope burns completely suggesting that the playing
card was guilty of some crime after all. But wait! The
spectator uncovers the small picture frame and inside it
is embedded a playing card. But is it the signed card?
The performer releases the card from the frame and the
spectator verifies that it is the original signed card,
now proved innocent after having undergone the ordeal by
fire. He keeps the card to share in its luck henceforth.
It's all easily made from Dollar Store
stuff, but if you want to do this often, you might want
to invest in certain accessories and props easily
available with sources given in the e-Book for the lowest
BZ01-10 - Trial by Fire $5.00
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