Theos-World Re: So was this materialization/precipitation "a big CON" too?
--- 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
> > 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
> > 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
> 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
> dismiss the "minority report" out of hand.
> Bart Lidofsky