Tired of the same old fireside format? Make them magical with Fireside Magic. This is a collection of easy-to-perform card tricks with suggested “patter” that can be used to illustrate basic Baha’i teachings.
With a few hours of practice, you can entertain, educate and amaze the attendees at your next fireside, home visit, public meeting or Holy Day gathering. All it takes is this book, a few decks of cards, and a bit of showmanship.
Principles illustrated include Equality of Women & Men, Harmony of Science and Religion, Eliminating Prejudice, Oneness of Religion and more.
Each trick is carefully explained, with illustrations to clarify potential confusion. Each trick also comes with QR codes with links to videos to show how things are done.
Some of the “magic” requires standard playing cards, but many of them can be done using our Quintessence card deck. In some cases, our unique deck will add an additional layer of meaning to the “reveal” at the end. That’s why we are making it available as part of an optional set.
Dr. Shannon H. Doak is an experienced educator and leader in international schools and abroad, He has taught various grade levels at every division. He is an expert in blended learning, eLearning, and making professional development more effective. He holds an Ed.D. and a Masters in Educational Technology, a degree certificate in school technology coordination, and a Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education. He has been at the forefront of changing the digital and educational landscape of the schools he has worked for. He is continually looking for ways technology can improve teaching and learning. His hobbies include juggling, card conjuring, painting and graphic and web design.