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A Magician Among the Spirits by Houdini by Harry Houdini

By Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini (1874-1926), whose actual identify was once Erik Weisz, was once some of the most well-known magicians and escapologists of all time. He was once hugely sceptical of the numerous claims made referring to psychic and paranormal phenomena, that have been very hot within the overdue 19th and early 20th centuries. He attended 1000's of seances for the needs of his learn, and not skilled one he believed real. during this publication, released in 1924, he defined the mediums and psychics whom he printed as fraudulent, exposing the tips which had confident many remarkable scientists and teachers.

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In 1859. The Davenports were constantly on their guard against surprise and exposure and Ira explained to me that when they were suspicious of a committeeman who wanted to go into the cabinet with them they would insist that he be tied too in order to prevent the audience from thinking he was a confederate. Fastened to a bench as well as to each of the Davenports he was absolutely helpless for while one was getting loose the other would strain the ropes on the committeeman's feet holding him tight.

He protested the way the boys had been secured and without waiting for instructions or a word from the Brothers, whipped out a knife and cut the ropes. Ire. told me that it was too bad that Ferguson did that for they never could have secured them so they could not have produced some manifestations. -- -- - - - - - - - - - - - - --- - - - - - - - - - -- - - -- -- - -- FACSIMILE Ot' PORTIONS OF A LETTER WRITTEN TO HOUDINI BY IRA E. DAVENPORT A MAGICIAN AMONG THE SPIRITS 29 "Well, yes, regarding Liverpool, I have very vivid recollections, and after forty-four years they are far from being 'scenes of mystified events,' they were results of peculiar combinations, of unfortunate circumstances, professional jealousy, religious prejudice, anti-American feeling, with a few other disturbing elements thrown in, including 'fenianism,' * which was engaging the public attention at that time, all worked up to a white heat culminating in one of the most spectacular displays of 'English Fair Play' that was ever presented to an appreciative English public.

In 1859. The Davenports were constantly on their guard against surprise and exposure and Ira explained to me that when they were suspicious of a committeeman who wanted to go into the cabinet with them they would insist that he be tied too in order to prevent the audience from thinking he was a confederate. Fastened to a bench as well as to each of the Davenports he was absolutely helpless for while one was getting loose the other would strain the ropes on the committeeman's feet holding him tight.

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