Audience comes in and sees a white piece of paper laying flat on the table. An empty glass that is upside down on the paper. The section of newspaper laying flat on the table.
( As someone places a coin on the table you say, "Good".) I would like to point out a section of today's newspaper called the obit or the obituary section. People who were here yesterday but gone today.
( You pick up the newspaper that shows all the people young and old who died. ) No one in this paper expected to die but they did. Every day we can see in the obituaries that people just like you and me die. Babies to old people, it is a fact we all die someday.
This coin ( turn it over and over as you speak ) will represent you and I. It is here right now before us and with us. We see it, we can touch it. Money has value and so does a life. You can buy a lot of things with money but you can not buy one second more of life than what you have been given. When a person dies no matter how much money they had, there money can not bring them back to life.
I will illustrate. I will take today's obituary and form a cone or funnel.
I will now take the paper cone and place if over the empty glass. I will give you one more look and touch of the coin and in a few seconds I will transport that coin across the room with out ever leaving this spot.
the coin back on the paper. Thank you. Now watch as I say the words
"Here today, Gone Tomorrow"
the third time of saying "Here today, Gone Tomorrow" you
say. Like life, we are here today but we could be gone tomorrow. There
are no guarantees that you will be here tomorrow.
You then point across the room to an object and ask someone in the room to go over and lift up the object.
To everyone's surprise the coin is there.
You then ask them to bring the coin back to you and place the coin in your hand.
say, We die we leave this world and wind up somewhere else. ( If your
doing the gospel you can talk about accepting Jesus Christ as your
Savior and going to Heaven. )
ask someone to pick the coin up an examine it and as they do you say
" Everyone that is born will
die. Here today, gone tomorrow. Through Jesus Christ we can be ready
for that day and as the coin magically moved from the table to the
other side of the room so we will be moved from this world into the
world of God to come.
Be sure to remove the glass from the table as soon as possible.
1. Glue a piece of paper to the opening of the glass that matches the paper that is on the table.
2. Hide a penny, nickel, dime and quarter in different placed around the room from left to right in the order of value.
Penny to your far left, nickel to center left, dime to center right and quarter to far right in the room under different objects.
If the spectator pulls out a penny then you will tell them what object to pick up and your penny will be their. This is similar to the magicians force.
Same with other coins. Silly, but it works. Now just go through the routine. You will have fun with this one.
The real magic is always the story! The magic prop just reinforces the effect.
World Of Illusion