My Secret Power – By Houdini

My Secret Power – By Houdini I have read Mr. Gow’s article about myself, and am naturally interested in his point of view, having made a study both of conjuring and what is known as spiritualism. He tells me he knows very little about conjuring in itself, and he...

MODERN MAGICIANS – SELBIT October 1900

It is with great pleasure that we avail ourselves of this opportunity of introducing to members of the magical fraternity and public generally, Selbit. The gentleman whose portrait appears below. Although but 21 years of age, he has made a study of magic in all its...

Jasper Maskelyne, I Want To Be Converted To Spiritualism

I want to be converted to spiritualism. The big “But” that stops me. By Jasper Maskelyne, the world-famous magician. I believe in God, but my faith does not enter into spiritualism – as yet. The fact is that spiritualism has not come my way. But I am not out to fight...

Me by Houdini

Do I know FRAGMENTS? Course I do.  Sure I’m a reg’lar fellah. But I’m not “English” No, nor Scandinavian either. I’m just an honest-to-goodness American, born way up in Appleton, Wisconsin of rich but honest parents. “Perhaps it is because I’ve worked here for such a...

Houdini, The Mystery Man

Houdini- The Mystery-Man By David Gow Editor of “Light” “Some people say, Mr Houdini,” I remarked, “that some of your feats are so impossible of explanation along ordinary lines that you are really a medium and are assisted by spirits.” The great magician, with whom I...

Maskelyne and Cooke – House Of Mysteries

House Of Mysteries Jubilee Of London’s Oldest Entertainment Conjuring Tricks Which Puzzled The World. News of the World Special –  April 1st 1923 Fifty years ago today two young men from Cheltenham, John Nevil Maskelyne and George Cooke, presented for the first...