28 entries in Illusions / Harmed & Healed / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown To cut off ones head, and to laie it in a platter, &c: which the jugglers call the decollation of John Baptist decapitation illusion
Related to 1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 198
Unknown How to seeme to cut off a mans head, it is called the decollation of John Baptist decapitation illusion
Related to 1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 34
Colonel Stodare The Indian Basket Trick
1876 Modern Magic 477
Laurie Ireland The Human Pin Cushion Torture Box woman standing in box is pierced with spikes
1937 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1937) 5
Unknown The Sword Box
1938 Greater Magic 955
Unknown The New Sword Cabinet
1938 Greater Magic 956
U. F. Grant The Head Pincushion
1938 Greater Magic 957
Al Baker One Night idea for dagger chest illusion
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 54) 221
Lane Bateman Arm Cutting Illusion Plans box with hinge, arm inside is cut and box can be folded to show separation, construction details
1959 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959) 31
Unknown The Indestructible Girl
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 350
Unknown The Sword Box
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 344
Unknown The Penetrating Steel Bars
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 347
David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg The Cremation Illusion assistant is burnt in a cabinet and skeleton can be seen, then assistant appears somewhere else
1973 The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 219
Rudy Roxo The Chest of Celestial Bliss spike box
1974 The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 30
Unknown The Sword Cabinet with vanish ans reappearance
1976 The Big Book of Magic 265
Unknown The Cremation Illusion burnt in a box
1976 The Big Book of Magic 273
Unknown The Indian Basket Illusion person vanishes and appears in basket, sword is pushed through basket
1976 The Big Book of Magic 281
Unknown The Guillotine Illusioin
1976 The Big Book of Magic 285
Unknown Blutlose Chirurgie patter
Dec. 1978 Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 4) 128
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Okito Sawing an Arm in Half inside a box
1978/76 More Classic Magic with Apparatus 260
Terry Seabrooke The Neck Spiker bits of business for Jack Hughes Neck Spiker, spike through spectator's neck
Inspired by
  • Jack Hughe's "The Neck Spiker" in "The Jack Hughes World of Magic - Volume 2" 1985
1986 Seabrooke's Book 79
Jim Steinmeyer Perforation girl in box penetrated by multiple long knifes
1991 Device and Illusion 31
Jim Steinmeyer The Lady in the Puzzle person trapped in puzzle box which is taken apart and reassembled
1991 Device and Illusion 93
Tom Stone Impromptu Interlude hand through body of spectator
1996 The Warpsmith Returns 36
Gary Darwin Darwin's Exorcist Live! Woman brought on stage begins to get possessed by a demon, head floats around, body levitates etc.
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 39
Chad Sanborn The Cloned Lady Hand pulled off a lady, and then put back
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 42
David Berglas Magic Fingers small illusion, hand on a black board, fingers can be moved away from the hand
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 165
Christoph Borer Die gerechte Strafe sword jammed in arm
2016 21 182