Or squeezing your wrist so that blood flow to the hand is restricted? When the wrist is released, and the blood returns to the hand, the hand will tingle a little.Originally posted by David Prouty:
Did the ritual involve you clenching your hand into a fist for a prolonged moment?
That sounds interesting. Would you describe the process in more detail?Originally posted by El Mystico:
At a party at the weekend, a French girl, a non-magician, showed me something ..It involved , after a short ritual, miming taking a small package from the palm of my hand - "the bad things in my life" - and at that moment I got a weird tingling in my fingers. ...
Very close. It was "Exorcism" from The High Domain.Originally posted by Brad Henderson:
The "pins and needles" trick has many forms. Sometimes kids use it to create the illusion that they are "sewing a thread" through your palm. In one of the Al Mann booklets there is a trick called Exorcist which is a variation of the idea, but (if I remember correctly) dispenses with the clenching of the hands in favor of other devices. I think (but do not hold me to this) that it was in his Seance book.