| EYE OF ISIS
A * Mini-Magic * SPECIAL
From time to time I shall be offering a piece of Mini-Magic apparatus of exceptional quality in its design and craftsmanship. The first of these very special pieces of apparatus, EYE OF ISIS, is a small wooden chest which reputedly contains powers similar to those of the Ark of the Covenant. The wooden tablet contained within the chest, while appearing to be blank, is nevertheless believed to have written down on it the secret of the power of the greatest of all Egyptian Goddesses, Isis. According to legend, should a true believer gaze upon this chest, Isis, 'Mistress of Magic and Speaker of Spells', will reveal that secret and endow the beholder with her greatness.
Removing the lid of the chest, the performer displays a fixed inner casket which contains the BLANK WOODEN TABLET. After the lid has been replaced on the chest, a spectator is invited to gaze upon it. The lid is then removed to reveal that the EYE OF ISIS HAS BECOME IMPRINTED ON THE TABLET, an indication that Isis has acknowledged that the spectator is a true believer and that the Goddess is favourably disposed to disclose the secret of her power.
Once again the lid is replaced on the chest and the spectator asked to concentrate. Opening the chest, the performer now reveals that THE EYE OF ISIS HAS DISAPPEARED COMPLETELY and that the secret of the Goddess's power and greatness has been disclosed, WRITTEN OUT IN EGYPTIAN HEIROGLYPHS THAT HAVE BEEN CARVED INTO THE TABLET!
As with its forerunners, THE PHARAOH'S CURSE and THE TALISMAN, the magic and routine of EYE OF ISIS are most unusual, something completely different, and equally intriguing and mystifying.
The beautifully designed apparatus - which is handcrafted in teak to the high quality of skilled workmanship which, over the years, magicians worldwide have come expect of Alan Warner - measures14.5 x 7 cms and stands 6.4 cms high. The chest and inner casket have been inlaid with an attractive narrow strip of wood banding; the lid decorated with polished gemstones which have been set into it to form a symbolical eye. The feet on the chest are of solid brass. Complete with The Alan Warner Routine.
Text Copyright © 1972-2005 Alan Warner