(Close Window)
Topic: Diamond from eye
Message: Posted by: Zackary (Nov 18, 2004 04:34PM)
Does anyone know where I can find this. David Blaine did this on one of his specials. If I recall correctly he took a diamond off some girls ring and either swollowed or sniffed it up his nose. He later produced it from his eye socket. I saw it on some dvd about to be released at Hocus Pocus. The man on the video for the dvd used what looked like a kernal of corn. I really don't want to pay nearly 200 dollars for one effect. Is this in some book or cheaper dvd. Also, does it cause any damage to your eye?
Thanks,
Zack
Message: Posted by: zmagicleez (Nov 19, 2004 06:59AM)
The new marc spelmann dvds teach a version of this and it is fantastic. You can find these dvds from
http://www.alakazam.co.uk
Message: Posted by: Peter Marucci (Nov 19, 2004 09:21AM)
So keep an eye out for it! LOL
Message: Posted by: Clifford the Red (Nov 19, 2004 11:36AM)
If you can stuff something into your eye, more power to ya! Not something I personally aspire to do :)

A year ago at the Bizarre Magick Master Class, Jeff McBride performed the effect, nicely framed as a meditation ritual, of shoving a small steel bar into one eye and making it come out of his other eye. Nicely done! And not something I would ever want to do, thank you!
Message: Posted by: qurgh (Nov 19, 2004 03:52PM)
Yikes, that sounds way to painful to be something I would want to do. Isn't there a risk of scratching your eye if your using a diamond? Or did he do it as a "trick" instead of the real thing.

I have see the piece of cooked corn thing done first hand by someone, but he was a bit of a freak. He would do the thing with the snake where you put it in the nose and it comes out of the mouth (or vice versa), but he would use those candy laces you can buy.
Message: Posted by: kaytracy (Nov 21, 2004 02:10PM)
The body is very interesting if one studies it well (that may not have come out wuite the way I intended it to!)
Did you know that your tear ducts DO connect to your sinuses, and thus your nose?, not just sinuses to the inner ear. If I recall one of the old side show or Fakir bits was to sniff the item, corn, etc. up the nose and make it travel to the eye via the tear duct (that was the line anyway) then across thorugh the ducts and sinuses to the other eye.
Method aside, those who understand basic anatomy will buy the bit as the explanation is "plausible" especially to those who will want to seem educated.
Take a moment and think about contact lenses, and what people you know have said about them, or how they feel, what they do on the eye.
Is it safe? it depends.
Consider that there are many people who do things for their art that others would consider unsafe. As a person who is a safety person in my day to day job, would I tell you to stick that thing in your eye? No sooner than I would tell you to drive that long steel nail wiped only with Alcohol through your cheek, even if you ARE wearing rubber gloves! ;}
Consider asking the question in the sideshow area for more infromation on the topic, it is done, and reasonably safely, but them a fireman leads a reasonably safe life, if he does everything right!
Kay
Message: Posted by: Todd Robbins (Nov 21, 2004 04:29PM)
It's in the book Swami/Mantra. Be careful with what's in that book as some of the information is incomplete or just wrong.
Message: Posted by: tuffnavyrn (Nov 22, 2004 05:34AM)
I think it may also be available in The Compleat Invocation???
Message: Posted by: Nicholas (Nov 22, 2004 04:05PM)
Although not quite the same effect, I love doing the Indian Bean Mystery found on Volumn 16 of Tom Mullica's Expert Impromptu Magic Made Easy video. With this, you take a several white beans and put one into your eye, one into your ear, and another up your nose. After a little snorting and ear popping, etc., all of the beans travel to your mouth. This is 100% safe guaranteed!