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In this trick, the magician produces a huge shower of sparks in his fist, which has to be seen to be believed. But it is dangerous, so you should understand exactly what you are getting into if you decide to include this in your act. You should not use this effect indoors without taking a lot of precautions. It's much too easy to ignite stage curtains or anything else in the area. You must wear an entire outfit made of flame-retardant cloth and wear heavy dark glasses; welder's goggles are best.

The illustration shows how to construct and perform the spark effect. You can walk around the stage doing other tricks while wearing the hidden wiring under your clothes. Put the glove on and pick up the the ball of steel wool. Walk over to the metal plates on the stage and stand on them, thus completing the circuit. At once, sparks will be produced. Hold your well-protected arm as far away from your body as you can and crumple the ball. An instant shower of bright sparks appears.

CAUTION: You need to perform this effect deep back in the stage to prevent a spark from hitting someone in the audience. If you do this outdoors, beware of wind, which will carry the sparks. Use this with caution, folks; it's extremely dangerous.

1. Magician stands on metal plates on floor, thus completing the circuit with the car battery.

2. By crumpling the ball of steel wool that will contact the metal plates on the glove, a huge amount of sparks is produced.

Metal Plates (affixed to the bottom of magician's shoes)



Male/Female Hookup

Metal Plates (affixed to thumb and little finger of outside of heavy rubber glove)

Male/Female Hookup

Ball of Steel Wool (not affixed to glove)

Table will be covered with a long tablecloth to hide battery.

Metal Plates (affixed to floor)

Leads go up the sleeve through clothing to metal plates on shoes.

Metal Plates (affixed to floor)

Cables run from battery to floor plates. Cables are taped to floor.

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Fundamentals of Magick

Fundamentals of Magick

Magick is the art and practice of moving natural energies to effect needed or wanted change. Magick is natural, there is absolutely nothing supernatural about it. What is taught here are various techniques of magick for beginners. Magick is natural and simple and the techniques to develop abilities should be simple and natural as well. What is taught on this site is not only the basics of magick, but the basics of many things.

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