effect requires an individual verified magician with some knowledge of electronics.
Swinging Spirit Bell
By Jolyon Jenkins
This is named the
"Swinging Spirit Bell" because its main
attraction is that it swings on a string, out in the
open, assembled by a spectator. It can also be used up
close and under strong lighting conditions. Since it's in
the Magi-Tronic Magic section, we assume you know that it
is radio and remotely controlled. Because it operates
differently from the previous Radio
Controlled Spirit Bell
(although the effect is the same) we thought it deserved
its own special section.
Unlike Spirit Bells costing
hundreds of dollars, you can make this yourself from
parts bought locally or from internet sources for
electronic parts. The tiny bell hangs on a simple wood
construction which can be put together by a spectator,
and afterwards taken apart by a spectator. On command,
the bell rings to answer questions (once for yes, twice
for no ) to reveal numbers or locate playing cards, etc.
Because it is Radio Controlled, the performer can be
located at quite a distance from the bell, and the unit
can be remotely operated either by the performer, or by a
Other uses for the Spirit Bell,
apart from the obvious seances, are suggested and
described in the e-Book.
Note: This is an e-Book of instructions for
building the effect, and not the actual prop itself. You
make the device following photos and instructions and get
the parts from sources suggested by the author. The purchase of any of these e-Books entitles
you to construct one item for your own personal use. If
you are interested in acquiring a manufacturing licence
please contact the author via the Magic
Nook. Copying and resale of any
e-Book is prohibited by International Copyright law.