Edinburgh: Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 1933-35. First Edition. Disbound. Very Good. Item #258392
Elliot, professionally a surgeon, was an expert on snake venom and on Indian magic. Professor Elliot was a talented conjuror and was Chairman of the Occult Committee of the Magic Circle between 1919 and 1936. He declared that there is nothing in Indian medicine which is unknown in Europe and he considered that such phenomena as transfixion of the tongue and neck are anatomically possible. So far as firewalking is concerned, the essential factor is the extreme toughness of the feet of people who always walk barefoot. He allowed full credit to the Indian conjurers' extreme manipulative dexterity, but suggested that the Indian repertory is extremely limited. As for the Indian rope trick, he concluded that no such trick has ever been performed. On snakes, Professor Elliot declared that the cobra is timid and inoffensive, will not strike unless alarmed by a sudden movement, has a limited range, and does not always strike effectively. (Source: Wikipedia). Note; this is a collection of original articles separated from larger volumes, not reprints or copies. Size: Small folio (7 x 10.75 inches). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine; Featured; Special Interest; New Arrivals; Inventory No: 258392.
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