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We recently lost a fellow magician who I was very close to, and I have been asked to perform a Broken Wand ceremony.
Can someone point me towards the original version?
Please feel free to email me at email@example.com
Thanks for your help
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A quick Google search brought up the following...
Broken Wand Ceremony http://www.magictricks.com/library/glossary.htm
Special ceremony conducted at the funeral of a magician in which a wand is broken to symbolize the loss of magical power. First conducted by the Society of American Magicians at Houdini's memorial service in 1926.
IBM version of the ceremony: http://www.magician.org/BrokenWand.htm
If you're in the SAM, your local assembly should have their version.
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