Ed donated his magic collection to the Ring. We would like to build an I.B.M. Ring 130 Magic Library of books and DVDs with donations from Ed Raube and Scott Skjordhal (who passed away a couple of years ago).
This library will be one of many exclusive benefits for current I.B.M. Ring 130 members, free of charge.
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 Society of American Magicians continues to hold an annual ceremony at Houdini’s grave.