How India’s magic tricks shocked and enchanted the West – RN – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Indian holy man lies on a bed of nails.

Picture some of the mainstays of traditional magic shows: snake charmers, levitation, rope tricks, jugglers, live burial, beds of nails and firewalking.

Did you know they all have their origin in India?

via How India’s magic tricks shocked and enchanted the West – RN – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)