Do you want to know how the Magic Wagon Mystic Window Penetration trick is done based on my observations and speculation?
This is one of the latest 2023 creation from Magic Wagon, that is known for designing and manufacturing high quality magic props.
It is similar to the Atomic Glass Penetration aka Peter Warlock Glass Penetration Mystery, that uses only one piece of glass sheet.
By the way, it is also identical to the Ultimate Penetration Frame.
The Mystic Window Penetration by Magic Wagon uses four piece of separate glass sheet.
I read in the Magic Cafe forum, among the Magic Wagon glass penetration props, many still preferred the Ultimate Penetration Frame.
I believe the Ultimate Penetration Frame uses two separate glass sheet to achieve the penetration effect.
You can see it is a gap between two pieces of glass where the three brass rods go through as shown in the image below.
Let’s continue the Magic Wagon Mystic Window Penetration trick.
A heavy-looking wooden frame with four quadrants window.
Insert a glass sheet into each window from the side of the frame.
Place a wooden cover with four small holes onto the front side of the wooden frame.
Shove four brass rods or spikes into the four holes on the cover and they apparently go through the solid glass sheets.
Pull out the the brass rods and remove the wooden cover from the frame.
Mysteriously, all the four pieces of glass sheet within the frame are still perfectly intact, without a single scratch on them.
Watch the demo of Magic Wagon Mystic Window Penetration demo video:
Glass/Mirror Penetration Trick Methods
Basically all the glass/mirror penetration conjuring tricks used these two methods.
- shift the glass/mirror
- a hole in the glass/mirror
I think for this particular close up trick, you have to temporary shift the glass/mirror to make way for the four brass rods/spikes.
Mechanical Magic Trick
The Mystic Mirror Window Penetration is another one of those mechanical magic tricks by Magic Wagon.
The effect is completely self-contained.
In other words, the secret working of this penetration trick is built into the apparatus itself.
The performer just needs to secretly operate the contraption or device which is hidden behind the apparatus or prop.
This device is to reposition the four pieces of glass sheet within the wooden frame, to avoid the four brass rods.
The other Magic Wagons products with built-in mechanism, include the Ultimate Penetration Frame, Atomic Glass Penetration (aka Peter Warlock Penetration), Diamond Block Mystery, Mystic Mirror, Dragon And Tiger Rings Temple, Ghost Glass and Mystic Bottle.
Magic Wagon Mystic Window Penetration Revealed
My opinion how the Mystic Window Penetration trick works is culled from viewing the two YouTube clips.
As I have mentioned above, the four pieces of glass sheet are mechanically shifted with the help of a device or contraption.
Why do I think the four pieces of glass sheet have being moved or shifted?
Look at the position of the 4 pieces of glass sheet before the trick.
This is the same frame after the trick.
You can clearly see the second picture above, the positions of the four pieces of clear glass sheet have been moved or tampered with somehow.
From the video clip above by Madison, each time before and after (four occasions) the penetration trick, you can see his left hand pressing on top of the wooden frame.
No, they are not just holding onto the frame.
Their left thumbs behind the frame are secretly controlling the mechanical device that shifts the four pieces of glass sheet.
This is the device which does the trick; by sliding the four pieces of glass.
That’s is why they never openly show the back view of the Mystic Window Penetration prop.
Should you want to show the back side of the prop to your audience, then you have to block this little secret device with your fingers, as seen below.
Magic Wagon Mystic Mirror Revealed
It is similar to the Magic Wagon Mystic Mirror trick, which also has a mechanical device behind the prop.
It is at the center of the prop, just right below the slim horizontal wooden bar.
In the picture below, the device is blocked by his index finger.
I think there are two individual sheets of mirror set next to each other, as highlighted below.
This adjustable Mirror 1 has a hole in the center.
The hole is hidden behind the Mirror 2, below the horizontal wooden bar.
- Read the full explanation of Magic Wagon Mystic Mirror Revealed.
Let’s continue with the Mystic Window Penetration…
Mystic Window Penetration Glass Sheet Position
So where do the four pieces of glass sheet go to, so the rods can go through the holes?
I think all the four pieces of glass sheet are shifted to the middle of the frame; with one piece behind the other.
To be precise, the right side glass sheet is behind the left side glass sheet.
NOTE: When I say RIGHT side, I mean your RIGHT side.
I think the left and the right glass sheets are not aligned, when I saw this lower two glass windows reflection.
Then I also noticed the inner edges of the right side window are slightly wider than the left side windows.
This is the right side windows.
This is the left side windows.
Probably because the two thin glass sheets on the right side of the frame is a little inside.
Mystic Window Penetration Glass Size
As you can see the size of the thin square glass sheet is about the size of the window.
It fits easily between the two adjacent holes as shown below.
But with the detailed cover on the frame, it appears the distance between the two adjacent holes of the left and right windows are closer than it supposed to be.
It is because of the pointed edges of the raised diamond-shaped features next to each other.
The column of star design along the cabinet edge and the black border visually mislead the actual distance of the holes from the edge.
Small Holes And Slim Rods
The Mystic Window Penetration frame with the size of approximately 15.6 cms high and 12.6 cms wide, but has four tiny holes.
Not forgetting the very skinny brass rods or spikes.
So I reckon the secret of the Mystic Window Penetration is the work of the mechanical device.
It moves the four pieces of thin glass sheet to the middle of the frame to achieve the penetration effect.
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