Curse of Tituba
Several mysteriously shaped and etched objects ("Runes") are emptied onto a table. All of the Runes are turned face up by the performer. A spectator is asked to select a Rune from those scattered on the table and place it face up in the middle of the table. The remaining Runes are used to make a 'pathway' on either end of the selected Rune (a la dominoes). Once all the Runes are used up, the symbols on the ends are noted. Next, a small package and piece of parchment are removed from the pouch. The inscription on the parchment is read aloud and explains "The Curse of Tituba" a mystical figure partly responsible for the infamous Salem Witch Hunts. The reading also explains a curse which will only be broken when an individual as powerful as Tituba finds the "hidden" Rune and reveals its symbols magically! A weathered cloth packet is opened and found to contain one solitary Rune. Amazingly, the symbols on the Rune match those at the ends of the path exactly! The curse has been broken and those present spared the trials of Tituba!!
Mephysto Magick Studio - Brad Toulouse