127 entries in Light & Fire / Fire
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown How to breathe fire out of your mouth
1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 29
Unknown La Lampe Sympatique lamp can be blown out with a tube even when tube is pointed to other direction
1784 La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 41
Unknown How to terrify such as are entirely unacquainted with the Nature of Phosphorus writing and drawing on walls, glowing in the dark, lighting a match
1784 Breslaw's Last Legacy 96
Unknown The Bowls of Water and Bowls of Fire produced from a Shawl
1876 Modern Magic 371
Unknown Der magische Name paper burnt, letters of a name remain unburnt, chemical
Feb. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 2) 30
Carl Willmann Der Zauberstab und seine verschiedenen Präparationen
  • wand for continuous cigarette production
  • wand to ignite candle, chemical or with match
  • coin catching wand, two versions (one with folding coin, continued in next issue)
Mar. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 3) 33
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, on Gustav Stampfl, Cumberland, chemical fire eating
Apr. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 4) 64
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, fireproof materials, flames of different colors, exposure in magazines
June 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 6) 95
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Licht dans Séances oder "mehr Licht" No. 3, candle blown out and lit again with only the fingers, repeat, hidden flame gimmick in hand or chemical method
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 20
Unknown Red Fire with chemicals
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 108
Unknown Selbstverbrennung einer Karte und ihre Wiederherstellung No. 16, card placed on stand, burns on command, reappears in bottle that is broken to get it out, flap folding card in bottle
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 97
Unknown Ein Licht anzünden, ohne dessen Docht zu berühren No. 3, blowing out a candle an igniting a match by being only near the wick
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 158
Unknown Die Flammenschrift writing burns into piece of paper
Nov. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 11) 175
H. F. C. Suhr Der bezauberte Fünfmarkschein bill vanishes in flash of fire, appears again, flash paper bill
July 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 7) 109
Unknown Cardboard Figures Blow Out and Light a Candle non-magical science experiment
1902 The Modern Conjurer 306
Phantome Ein moderner Erfinder - 11. liquid catches fire by itself on spoon, chemical
Related to Jan. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 1) 10
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli 3. Der Lichtanzünder transferring flame from candle to candle, held with the fingertips, special gimmick
1903 Moderne Magie 58
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli V. Spiritistische Spiegelfechtereien
  • 1. Wanderung von Tinte und Wasser (ink and water transposition, glass and bottle)
  • 2. Die Macht der magischen Mixtur (silk vanish, one placed over candle vanishes in a flash, silk appears in small bottle)
  • 3. Feuer und Wasser (water starts to burn)
  • 4. Das verschwindende Wasserglas (glass filled with water vanishes under handkerchief)
1903 Moderne Magie 92
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli XIII. Variatio Delectat
  • 1. Feuer in den Fingerspitzen (flame of candle is ignited again with fingers)
  • 2. Kerzen-Metamorphose (candle transforms into silk, wrapped in paper)
  • 3. Wanderschaft (Tuch- und Teller-Kunststück) (silk vanishes and appears under plate)
  • 4. Das Chamäleon-Tuch (silk changes color inside tube)
  • 5. Das verschwindende Seidentuch (silk vanishes in paper cone)
1903 Moderne Magie 140
Carl Willmann Die Feuerschale fire bowl production
Jan. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 1) 7
A. J. Verschiedenes on travels to China and tricks he has seen there (eggs appear under bowl, ball to bird head, hay catches fire)
July 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 7) 109
Carl Anderson, William G. Edwards Tricks of the Trade compilation of tips on:
1. painting metal
2. glueing cloth
3. table tops
4. painting tables
5. table tops
6. "Anderson Inlaid Top"
7. silk handkerchief quality
8. sheet brass
9. soft & hard brass
10. velvet
11. brass tubing
12. "lighted candle from pocket"
13. candle oil
14. servante for glass of water
15. thread
16. wax
1909 The Art of Magic 289
L'Homme Masqué Magically Lighting a Candle or Cigarette gimmick on ring
1909 The Art of Magic 333
Albert Fellows, Stanley Collins Bottled Sunshine longer routine, tissue paper bursts into in fire, hole is burnt in a playing card with a reading-glass, three candles catch alight, third candle begins to melt
1920 Deceptive Conceptions in Magic 90
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Das wandernde Licht flash produced from flame of candle, then candle is wrapped inside paper and vanishes in pocket, then lit candle is produced from inside jacket
1927 Leichte Zauberei 128
Frank Lane, U. F. Grant Our Pocket Fire Bowl fire bowl production from under handkerchief
1935 They're Off 24
Jean Hugard Production of the First Thimble: Various Methods five ways to produce a single thimble in a dramatic manner, some involving fire/flash paper
1936 Thimble Magic 20
Unknown Fire-Eating routine with assistant and some byplay, relighting candle, candle bit off, smoke out of mouth, pole and ribbons from mouth, umbrella production
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 107
Unknown Hindu Fire Eating classic, stick with fire into mouth
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 114
Max Holden The Whole Art of Smoke Pictures blackening a plate with torch, then pictures are made by wiping out parts, longer write-up
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 115
Roy Chapman A Practical Flashpot
1938 Greater Magic 875
Lenz Glowing Embers eating fakir stunt
1939 The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 412
George Delaney A Magnetic Personality
  • magnetic/mesmerised cards
  • buzzing sound when touching metal
  • fire flash in the dark
1939 The Jinx (Issue 61) 438
Oscar "Oscarelli" Rey Brennendes Wasser published as ORU, water in bowl starts burning, chemical
1939 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 2) 12
Abril Lamarque Match Gag gag in which match doesn't go out and is then put in pocket lightened
1940 The Jinx (Issue 75) 498
Theodore Annemann Paper Burns by Itself phosphor spit on it
1940 The Jinx (Issue 109) 652
Lloyd W. Chambers How Time Flies bowl of fire produced, fire changes to flowers, bowl changes to a clock, spring-hinged flap in bowl, clock drawn on bottom of bowl
1941 Original Ideas in Magic 3
Eddie Joseph The Fire Fountain small firework from cup
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 42
Eddie Joseph Firing the Cup fire from cups
Related to
  • "The Flaming Cups" (earlier Eddie Joseph book on Cups and Balls)
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 43
Eddie Joseph Spontaneous Combustion palmed fire gimmick to produce fireworks from cup
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 43
Earl Morgan Rising Flame flame from match floats up to light cigarette
1943 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1943) 15
John Mulholland Magic Flame sugar lump ignites and burns with blue flame, spectator cannot replicate this even with sugar from same bowl, lump dipped in cigar/cigarette ash
1944 The Art of Illusion 136
John Mulholland Jumping Flame two lit candles, after one is extinguished it is reignited from the other flame without touching it
1944 The Art of Illusion 137
James Upchurch Cold Fire - The Magic Torch fake blow torch, effects with cold fire (bulb of flash light), melting metal, boiling water and more
1945 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 15
Joan Brandon The Flaming Punch flame from liquid, piece for a magic bar routine
1945 My Best 292
Joseph K. Schmidt Flash Paper Interlude flash appears, cigarette ignites palmed flash paper
Nov. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 6) 164
L. Hopple, Ed. Prendergast Aladdin's Lamp handkerchief turns into lighted lamp
1946 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 30
Billy McComb William's Hot Book flames from a book
Related to 1947 The First Book of William 32
Billy McComb William Amid the Fakirs gazing at a match causing it to ignite
1947 The First Book of William 42
Don Tanner Writing with Fire lit cigarette touched on paper, a flame starts burning along a line on the paper, writing a word or design, chemical
Dec. 1948 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 3) 11
Unknown Indestructible Bill bill soaked in whiskey burns without damage
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 6
Felix Korim Flame from Candle to Bulb flame carried from candle to light bulb
July 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 9 & 10) 14
U. F. Grant Atomic Energy fire explosion in glass
Sep. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12) 3
Floyd Catlin Magic Flame rolling up a newspaper an blowing through it, with lighted match, flame comes from tube
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 27
Eugene L. Bulson May I Borrow Your Light, Sir? clever gimmick to remove a flame from lighter / candle
1953 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953) 30
Eddie Joseph The Flame in the Bottle match is placed inside empty spirit bottle and flame and sound is produced, performer can repeat it but spectator will fail
1954 A Magician Goes to Dinner 4
Allessandro A Cigarette Routine cigarettes are produced, then removing flame from candle and vanishing candle with handkerchief
1958 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958) 13
Tony Corinda Novel Revelation of a Selected Word page is set on fire, everything burns down except a circle with the selected word
1959 Book Tests 212
Al Hancuff Book a Blaze self-made burning book
1961 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1961) 45
Heinz "Durox" Rüegg Vom Gag zum Trick eating a lit match, flame appears from sleeve, while smoking
Related to
  • "Magie" 11/1964
1966 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 27 No. 2) 25
Ernesto "Ernest" Pracchia, Oscar Lopez Keller Liquido Mágico paper becomes hot in the hand of spectator, using mercury acid
1967 Toda la Magia Moderna en un Pañuelo 78
Sam Lebeoff A Canticle candle does not extinguish underneath glass, but when it is removed
Jan. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 3) 233
Eddie Joseph Yogi's Gaze newspaper catches fire by itself, chemical
  • My Introduction to "Yogi's Gaze"
  • Preparation
  • The Prime Presentation
  • Points to Remember
  • Alternative Presentation
Related to 1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 259
Jack Bateman Flaming Torch to Cane
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 25
Pete Biro Funkenring Fun
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 55
Billy McComb Hot Stuff foil gets hot, chemical
1972 McComb's Magic — 25 Years Wiser 141
Amedeo Vacca Flash Teatro fire flashs appear in the hands, opening
1974 Amedeo's Continental Magic 18
Jock Crombie A Gag From Crombo lighter gag
July 1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 11) 280
Jan Heins, Carl Lauchli Firewater gag, with a lighter a burst of flame comes from a half empty drink
Dec. 1976 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 4) 343
Al Mann Dinner Table Yoga playing with a burning cotton ball, eventually eating it
1976 Mental-Ettes 10
Burling Hull Ball of Paper Held by Spectator Bursts into Flame chemical
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 32
Unknown Burning Sugar Cube
1976 Now you see it, now you don't! 215
Fred Robinson, Mark Weston, Tommy Wonder Where There's Smoke pencil gag, magnetic (Mark Weston)
flame of a lighter and handkerchief (Jos Bema / Tommy Wonder)
Jan. 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 5) 514
Fred Robinson, Bob Hamilton Where There's Smoke
  • bar bet with a match box
  • matchbox and coin, divine if heads or tails, stooge
  • match in hand, matchbox balanced on back of the hand, box is tossed and match ignited
  • remove flame from lighter to light cigarette, gag
June 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 10) 588
Karrell Fox, Fred Robinson, Martin Breese, Fred Snooks Where There's Smoke
  • smoking thumb, by inhaling smoke of a match (sent in by Martin Breese)
  • smoke a matchbox
  • split a burning match to give fire
  • extinguish a match by blowing in the opposite sleeve, paper match (Karrel Fox)
  • joke, matches and water (Fred Snooks)
July 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 11) 603
John Cornelius Fireworks "Curiosities"
lit match is placed behind back and comes out out (gag), then in repeat it comes out lit again
1978 The Chronicles (Issue 12) 1181
Van Cleve Curse of Darkness "Curiosities"
candle is lighted, flame shrinks to glow and expands again
Also published here
  • "Curse of Darkness" (Van Cleve, Weird Magic)
1979 The Chronicles (Issue 15) 1211
Shogen / Zen Heat Wave medallion becomes really hot, foil
1980 Magick (Issue 255) 1272
Terry Tyson Burn, Witch with evil name, wrapped in foil, becomes hot
1980 Magick (Issue 269) 1341
Tony Andruzzi Hot Stuff paper with information starts to burn, information is revealed
1980 Magick (Issue 271) 1352
Bob Fitch Productions - Steals - Loads stealing from the topit, with applications
  • XII-A. Direct Steal
    • 1) Egg on fan
    • 2) Invisible deck
    • 3) Cups & Balls
    • 4) Dye Tube
    • 5) Produce scissors
    • 6) Balloon to Dove
    • 7) Flames from Hands
    • 8) Fishbowl production
    • 9) Fountain of Silks
  • XII-B. Indirect Steal
    • 1) Rabbit and Tray
    • 2) Molding a Rabbit
1980 Topit Again & Again 5
Ken De Courcy, Billy McComb The Blood Feast of the Sun tissue paper crumpled up by spectator, it bursts into flames by itself, chemical
1980 ca. The Blood Feast of the Sun 2
Al Mann Pyro-Sorcery newspaper starts burning by willpower, eight methods
1981 The Shattered Chalice 1
Unknown Arrested Oxidation paper does not burn until performer wants to
1981 The Shattered Chalice 5
Paul Harris Heart Burn corner of card stroken on match-book, ignites and burns
Also published here 1981 Close-up Fantasies Finalé 99
Unknown Fireworks No. 14, orange peeling squeezed over flame
1983 101 Psychic Tests 6
Al Mann Card Location No. 15, selection is found by holding it over a flame and little fireworks is seen
1983 101 Psychic Tests 6
Al Mann Fireballs No. 17, in dark seance room
1983 101 Psychic Tests 6
Al Mann Causing Beutifull Explosions in the Seance Room No. 25, glowing bubbles explode when set on fire
1983 101 Psychic Tests 7
Unknown The Tongues of Hades No. 91, flames are seen in dark seance room
1983 101 Psychic Tests 26
Michael Ammar, Adam Fleischer, Paul Harris, Daryl Martinez Freeze Dried Flame flame from match is removed and freezes, flame is placed back on match
1983 The Magic Hedonists Brainstorm In The Bahamas 104
Unknown The Flame Thru the Hanky flame of lighter is moved around handkerchief, no harm
1984 Magic from the Parade #1 6
Steve Beam Flash Finale flames from coin purse, as a finale to The Thing, gag
1985 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 12) 196
John Kennedy Haunted Candle Flame candle flame travels around
1987 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 8) 18
Gary Hipp Scorcher match burns and apparently performer forgets it, it burns without burning the fingers
1987 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 19) 323
Asako Suda Cane from Fireball
1988 New Magic Of Japan 43
Karl Fulves Sparky spark-plug releases sparks in hand, posed as problem
1988 Interlocutor (Issue 52) 261
Karrell Fox A "Hot" Item trade show presentation for flaming book
1988 My Latest Book 128
Rocco Silano Fire and Ice: The Formal Presentation cotton burned in flash, ice produced from flame, sleeving
1990 If it fits... Sleeve it! 45
Rocco Silano Shaken, Not Stirred cotton touched to lips and then burned in flash, to prove that gasoline was drunk, gag
1990 If it fits... Sleeve it! 48
Rocco Silano Flash Paper Ring on Cigarette method to produce fire from cigarette
1990 If it fits... Sleeve it! 51
Rocco Silano Funkenring Tip "Trio of Tips"
1990 If it fits... Sleeve it! 52
Michael Weber Flame Thrower improvised flash divice, flame thrower
1991 Life Savers 92
Harald Kurz D - Daumen, brennender burning thumb
1991 Hardcore 32
Harald Kurz F - Feuerring on appearing flame in hand
1991 Hardcore 33
John Scarne Traveling Flame flame taken off lighter and tossed back, credit information, lighter covered with silk and use of Storm King lighters
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 5) 53
Fantasio Flammende Daumenspitze building a thumb tip flame, removing flame from lighter
1995 Fantasio 21
Jay Scott Berry Flame Tip thumb tip variation that can support a fire flame
1995 Totally Eclipse 3
Jay Scott Berry Frozen Fire flame picked off a candle with bare hands, flame changes into two silks, using Flame Tip
1995 Totally Eclipse 23
Paul Harris Heartburn corner of card stroken on match-book, ignites and burns
Also published here 1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Close-up Fantasies Finale) 65
David Harkey, Eric Anderson Bonfire matches in shot glass start to burn by themselves, chemical
Related to 1997 Ah-ha! 60
Karl Fulves Heat Rises tinfoil gets hot on spectator's hand, voodoo type presentation
Related to 1997 Underworld (Issue 5) 65
Richard Bartram, Jr. Burning a Big One after burnt match appears back in matchbook, matchbook bursts into flames
1997 Trephine 113
Karl Fulves Blow Out "Unsolved Mysteries"
candle in glass, lit candle outside, blowed on glass, outside candle goes out and other one is now lit, posed as a problem
1998 The Fine Print (Issue 9) 268
Bobby Bernard Utility Altar Light transposition of flames of flame from candle to candle, with glasses
Inspired by
  • Gen Grant's "Altar Light"
Apr. 1998 Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 10) 6
Masklyn ye Mage Hell Dollars fake bill starts burning
Also published here
  • The New Invocation, Dec. 1989
Oct. 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 10) 41
Rudolf Braunmüller Der unsichtbare Flammenflug flame travels from candle to candle, candle that cannot be blown out
2000 Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 4&5) 189
Jay Sankey Voodoo Card signed and lost in deck, a white index card is folded in quarters and selected card is found folded in the deck. Then corner of selected card is burnt, and index card is found to be burnt in the corner too
2003 Twenty Years Of Magic (Issue Amazing Tricks) 25
Oliver Meech Flaming Voodoo Paper held by performer bursts into flames
2009 The Plot Thickens 64
Tom Stone Note 7 fake fire bowl for gag fakir stunts, then setting something on fire with it for real
Apr. 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 4) 20
John Houdi Burning Things on Stage tip to avoid failing lighter
2010 Vortex 172
Alexander de Cova Flamethrower Match large flame appears on lighted match, match given out, tube with gas
Inspired by
  • "Flamethrower Match" (John Kennedy)
Also published here
Nov. 2013 New Avantgarde Magic (Issue 12) 12
Alexander de Cova Flamethrower Match large flame appears on lighted match, match given out, tube with gas
Inspired by
  • "Flamethrower Match" (John Kennedy)
Also published here
2015 Burners — Vol. 1 254
G Fire Spell (火炎咒) Paper with "fire" written on it suddenly bursts into flames
2016 Emotion 72
Unknown Manifesting Demon-Fire
  • Dan Sherer (additional comments)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
May 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 5) 85
Dibya Guha, Jonathan Friedman Hot Divination burning match waved below matchbox drawer, drawer is scorched except for two heart symbols which match the selection (Two of Hearts)
Mar. 2021 Genii (Vol. 84 No. 3) 60
Nathan Kranzo Fire Wallet Opener Gag
2021 Kranzilla Unleashed 52