Taking out the bad things

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Postby El Mystico » 01/30/08 02:01 AM

At a party at the weekend, a French girl, a non-magician, showed me something I'd not seen before ( space for your own gag here). 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. She then repeated it. No, it wasnt a loop.
Has anyone else come across this?
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Postby magicalt » 01/30/08 07:15 AM

It may have been a more mild versionof Yigal Mesika Inisible touch.
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Postby El Mystico » 01/30/08 08:22 AM

thanks for the response, but it wasnt that; this was a regular girl at a party - she wasnt there to do magic. It was impromptu. And good.
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Postby David Prouty » 01/30/08 08:53 AM

Did the ritual involve you clenching your hand into a fist for a prolonged moment?
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Postby Bill Mullins » 01/30/08 09:41 AM

Originally posted by David Prouty:
Did the ritual involve you clenching your hand into a fist for a prolonged moment?
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.
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Postby magicalt » 01/30/08 10:02 AM

If I remember correctly years ago when Gellar was popular he used to ask people in the audience to hold thier hands about a quarter of an inch apart and slowly mimick rubbing them together but not to touch after this is done for about 30 seconds you begin to feel a tingling sensation. He used to say this was some sort of magnetic field which allowed him to bend metal. I am not sure if this is correct since it was many years ago when I saw him on television. Does any one else remember this.
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 01/30/08 10:12 AM

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. ...
That sounds interesting. Would you describe the process in more detail?
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Postby Brad Henderson » 01/30/08 10:22 AM

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.
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Postby John LeBlanc » 01/30/08 01:34 PM

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.
Very close. It was "Exorcism" from The High Domain.

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Postby Mitch Dutton » 01/30/08 01:50 PM

And there's a prime reason to belong to the Genii Forum - from vague description to chapter and verse in less than twelve hours!
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Postby El Mystico » 01/31/08 01:59 AM

Thanks so much guys!

For completeness - the ritual did involve meclenching my fist for 30 secs or so. She then touched each of my fingertips briefly (maybe to give time for the blood to start to flow?). But then it seemed to me that it was the sensation of her fingertips scraping the palm of my hand to "take out the bad" that triggered the odd feeling in the fingertips.

Whatever - it was completely new to me, and fun (particularly since she was young, attractive and Fench), and well worth playing around with.
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