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Theos-World Re: So was this materialization/precipitation "a big CON" too?

Nov 24, 2002 07:19 AM
by Steve Stubbs

--- In theos-talk@y..., Bart Lidofsky <bartl@s...> wrote:
I did not understand the question, but Budge (British Egyptologist) 
wrote about this in his EGYPTIAN MAGIC. Also th e story of the 
parting of the Red Sea, which was an ancient Egyptian fairy tale 
which somehow got melded into the Moses story.

> leonmaurer@a... wrote:
> > Appreciate your quoting such documentation, or giving me some 
> > references -- (preferably on the web, if possible). My father, a 
> > master chemist, occultist, stage magician, show producer, and 
> > friend of Houdini, demonstrated how Moses pulled off his trick of 
> > turning his real staff to a snake and back to a staff -- to 
defeat the 
> > snake trick of the Egyptian Priests (which my dad told me were 
> > tricks of alchemy). However, since I suspect that there isn't 
> > real evidence that Moses' trick had anything to do with 
paralyzing a 
> > real snake, as claimed by Brian/Bridgitte, I'd like to confirm 
> I didn't know your father was Walter Gibson. 
> Over the years, my magic (stage) library has steadily 
decreased. It's
> not in any of my current volumes, and, as it reveals how tricks are
> done, it is not likely to be on the web (I looked anyway, using a 
> of different search terms and phrases). I had read it in at least 
> history of magic books; two used the wood explanation, one gave as
> alternatives the wood and the paralyzed snake theories. The last 
> gave detailed explanations of Egyptian temple hydraulics, so I 
would not
> dismiss the "minority report" out of hand. 
> Bart Lidofsky

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