Tarbell 32: Ghostlite Mysteries
Practical Poltergeists for the Professional Performer.
This lesson involves a technology which was revolutionary in its time, but has become quite commonplace now... I'm talking about glow-in-the-dark paint.
In the 1920's, a magician named S.W. Reilly developed a superior luminous paint which he named "Ghostlite," and he created quite a few magical uses for it.
Now, even though modern audiences won't be shocked to see things glowing in the dark, if used properly, the effects can still be fun and surprising.
And, a few of the effects use luminous technology in hidden ways. Plus, it's easier than ever to find the materials to construct these unique ideas.
I've deviated from the original lesson (which consisted of a number of isolated ideas) and instead, I've put it all together into a cohesive routine.
In fact, it's a full performance piece that can make you a lot of money during Halloween... or any time of year you want to sell something a bit different.
You'll learn how to test your spectator's psychic power to see if the spirits are willing to come out and play.
I'll show you how to have a ghostly apparition reveal a chosen card sealed in an envelope, and even give you a portable, self-contained version.
Then, see how to animate an eerie, glowing piece of chalk to deliver a personal message from the great beyond... Signed by the spectator's choice.
Also, a ghastly hand reaches from beyond the grave to retrieve one of its owner's belongings hidden by the spectator, but visible in the darkness.
Plus, I'll teach you to create many other odd manifestations, including a strange spectre ready to spring out at any moment from the most unexpected place.
And, as a bonus, you'll learn a couple of techniques for summoning spirits under "test conditions" while you are being restrained.
Of course, I explain every detail, including how to build the perfect table that allows you to perform the entire act without any extra assistants.
That's right, these are practical poltergeists for the professional performer. So, get ready to see just how much fun you can have when the lights go out.