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The Broken Wand

A broken wand ceremony is a ritual performed at the funeral of a magician in which a wand, either the wand which the magician used in performances, or a ceremonial one is broken, indicating that with the magician's death, the wand has lost its magic.

The first broken wand ceremony was held in 1926, after the death of Harry Houdini

The following is a list of our member for whom this ceremony has been performed.

They are certainly missed by us and their loved ones.


Dee Schulian     Stan Burris     Kent Sorrells     Dietz Cornelius   Gordon Snow  Mike Plog          Fred Wood      Jon Gallagher    Joe Ondrula        Harry Sloe

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