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

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  • Steve Stubbs
    ... 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,
    Message 1 of 13 , Nov 24, 2002
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      --- 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
      good
      > > 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
      simple
      > > tricks of alchemy). However, since I suspect that there isn't
      any
      > > real evidence that Moses' trick had anything to do with
      paralyzing a
      > > real snake, as claimed by Brian/Bridgitte, I'd like to confirm
      this.
      >
      > 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
      BUNCH
      > of different search terms and phrases). I had read it in at least
      three
      > history of magic books; two used the wood explanation, one gave as
      > alternatives the wood and the paralyzed snake theories. The last
      also
      > gave detailed explanations of Egyptian temple hydraulics, so I
      would not
      > dismiss the "minority report" out of hand.
      >
      > Bart Lidofsky
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