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Maynooth
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I want to use the Max Mavin routine "Toll, Tome, and Tallow" as an opening to to a routine (Peter Marucci has a very good variation "Bell, Book and Candle"). While it is a good piece of theatre, I would like to use it to lead into a larger routine; using the props presented. Ergo: I am looking for routines, bits, or effects using a bell, or a book, or a candle.

I want to use each of the props for an individual effect or segment to the routine.

The bell, book and candle are each rather small, so that each can fit into it's own small casket; and so the routine would need to be able to use small props.

Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

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I myself like Peter's effect; it does not get any simpler than that! As you said, a nice bit of theater. As bad luck would have it, I do not have handy Max's tape with "Toll, Tome, and Tallow". I do not remember it all that well. Anyway, what you said you were looking for was:

I want to use each of the props for an individual effect, or segment to the routine.

The bell, book and candle are each rather small, so that each can fit into it's own small casket; and so the routine would need to be able to use small props.


There is a nice story line to introduce all those items in "Arcana of Bizarre Magick" by Jim Magus, on page 131. It's titled "Belle, Book and Candle".

On a different note, Eugene Burger's "Spirit Magic" has a nice spirit candle in the bottle rountine, as (I'm assuming) this will be a close up effect.

The bell, a spirit bell rountine would work nicely.

The book becomes a bit more difficult. If you want to do something other than a book test, I would suggect checking out Bob Cassidy's "Theories and Methods for the Practical Psychic" Part One. See "The Moleskine Divination". With a bit of thought; one could use this routine for the book. I have heard some complaints about using dice to randomly select the numbers, but it's really not that big of a deal.

Hope that helps you.

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Thanks very much for those sources. I'll try to get a hold of the Jim Magus book.

I'll also check with Eugene Burger as he is coming to Perth Australia for the June convention.

cheers
Maynooth
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