The Talisman by Alan Warner(c. 1984) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
Effect: A plain wooden talisman is placed in a cover which has the mystical protection of the sacred falcon of the ancient Pharaohs of Egypt.
Three black tablets, all of which bear the Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol representing life (each hieroglyph is a different colour – blue, red or green – and has its own special meaning for fortune-telling purposes), are then shown and turned face-down on a table and thoroughly mixed up.
A spectator is now invited to be ‘Pharaoh for a day’ and asked to select one of the fortune-telling tablets. The tablet is then turned over to reveal the colour of its hieroglyph which enables the performer to read the spectator’s selection and foretell his (the Pharaoh’s) future.
In order to see if the Gods have smiled upon the wisdom of the choice the spectator has made for himself, the spectator is asked to tip the talisman out of the cover, thereby revealing that the once blank talisman now has THE SYMBOL OF LIFE SET INTO IT IN THE COLOUR OF THE SELECTED HIEROGLYPH, thus confirming the fortune-teller’s prediction.
This is a most unusual effect – something that is completely different, intriguing and mystifying, and something that your audiences are sure to remember.
NOTE: The spectator can handle the talisman BEFORE AND AFTER the appearance of the coloured hieroglyph: he also has A COMPLETELY FREE CHOICE OF TABLET; and furthermore, HE HIMSELF TIPS THE TALISMAN OUT OF THE COVER. The apparatus, which is self-contained, works virtually all by itself.
BEAUTIFUL HANDCRAFTED APPARATUS:
- The cover (11.5 x 5.8 cms) is made in teak and is attractively decorated with a symbolical falcon set in relief.
- The three tablets are made in wood with a matt black, hand-burnished finish.
Comes complete with an entertaining fortune-telling routine which (as with another Alan Warner TEAK ORIGINAL – THE PHARAOH’S CURSE) has been slanted towards ancient Egypt.
Approx. Price: $162.50 (2001) ***Notice: I am not a dealer and this item is not for sale on this site. It maybe available in the links below or at our sister site: qualitymagicsales.com, but not from here so please do not ask.
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