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THE BEE: OMAHA. SUNDAY. APRIL 23. 19i
Alexander, Occult Mystic, Knows Secrets From Cradle to Grave
Super-Man of Mystery Learned
' His Art From Hindoo' Yogis
Man to Whom All Is Open Book Is a Confidant of World-
Renowned Personages Weal's Elaborate Robe Givpn
Him Vy the Begum of Bhupal Numbers Kings,
Queens and Statesmen Among His Ad
mirers Travels During Past 25
Years Have Taken Him to
on Globe. , "
Like Alexander of o!u ho astounded the
world with drdi of prowei comet a modern
Alexander. He of by gone daya waa a stu
dent of politic, of warfare, of statecraft.
Ancient niotory tells us that Alexander the a
Great, falling to untie the Uordian knot,
severed it with one blow of his great sword
and a few years later fulfilled the prophecy
that whosoever untied the knot would con
quer the universe. , , '
The new Alexander, delving deep Into the
mysteries of the oerult Orient has likewise ,
severed the intangible something that lift .
the veil of secrecy that lies in the future. To
him the world is an open book. Its secrets
of yesterday, today and tomorrow are equally -clear
Disclaiming any powers bordering on the
supernatural, Alexander haa often made this
"It la true that since the dawn of Spiritism,
there have been many true and many false
mediums. It is merely my object to mystify
Making Firtt Vaudeville Tour
To this end Alexander is making his first
tour ia vaudeville so that he can come into
touch with many more thousands than was
possible when the occult mystic conducted his
own road show. '
The super-mental marvl ia a true native
of India. From that land of mystic phenomena .
of wonder-working "yogis," Alexander
gleaned his knowledge of magic that .is a
perform t'oeir tricks upon the public thorough
Alexjr-.der was born in India. His father,
an English army surgeon, was stationed at
Madusua, which is about 150 miles from
Beanares, the holy cityiof the country. Many
fantastic tales came to young Alexander's .
ears about the strange feats being performed
by emaciated beggars upon the streets of the
holy city. At an early age his father took1
the youngster to Beanares and there upon
Rigaua, or public square, he saw a group of
Hindus performing the old rope trick; the
rope projected into space and a boy climbing
Secret ofvIndian Magic.
Alexander went home and tried the trick
and not succeeding, the next day took his
brother's camera and endeavored to photo-
graph the trick, but when the film was de
veloped there was nothing but a blank nega
tive. Not discouraged by hia parent's who
pronounced the illusion as a pure fake, the
young man worked on and on striving for :
a plausible solution finally arriving at the
conclusion that the fakirs had merely pro
jected thfl thniltrhf nf tha trinlr infn tha mlnj.
" " - ...v v.wb utvw bll IllltlUO
of the spectators,1 in other words, making
Mrcu, wiicvv nicy were viewing a rope ana
a small boy climbing it, when in reality, the
picture was only in their minds.
.. This ia not very remarkable is the claim of
Alexander. He Says it is done every day;
that frequently you know before the tele
phone bell rings that so and so is going to talk
to you. The mystic has labeled this ordinarv
phenomena aa simply a projection of thought
and it is an Inherent quality vt every human '
Another incident occurring while Alex
ander was a child doubtless had much to do
with his later earnest endeavors to master
every phase of the psychologically mysteri
' ous. Ilia mother, one day, became very much
alarmed about her eldest son, who was four
days over due in coming home from his regi- '
ment. Alexander was seized by a cognition
that his brother had been aeriously injured.
The mother became lmbued with the same
Idea and it afterward developed that the con
clusions were correctly drawn. This wss an
ticipated, Alexander contends, because the
brother, hurt and bruised, was concentrating
his thoughts upon the loved ones back home.
For a quarter of a century Alexander has
been touring the world with his . "show of
wonders." It is estimated that he has covered
. more than a million miles in his' travels.
Kings, queens, statesman, people of nationat
and world-wide prominence, are numbered
among his friends. Every few years the
mystic returns to India for further study and
' , Wears Robe Gift of King. '
The robe worn by Alexander during his
performances and shown on the accompany
ing illustration, is a personal gift from the
Begum of Bhupal, one of the most progres
sive and enlightened of India's princes. , An
incipient insurrection, was frustrated in the "
Begum's province several years ago, through
the foresight of Alexander. After consider
able difficulty Alexander gained an audience
with the potentate and gave the ruler names
and data concerning a clique of men who
, were plotting against the government. ' At
first a scoffer, the Begum waa finally im
pressed with Alexander's sincerity and after
a protracted vigilance the men in question
were captured at one of their secret sedition
meetings. While a guest at the prince's
palace, Alexander was treated to many sights
. which he said for glory and splendor would
rival the fabled "Arabian Nights." In this
palace the mystic was privileged to view the
world-famous rug of pearls, 10 feet long by
6 feet wide, with: the center design made of
, diamonds. It is said that it took a corp of
artists three years to assemble this jeweled
rug which is conservatively valued at $1.
500,000. Making It Difficult.
ment regarding the methods used by Alex-
nuuer m answering questions SUDmitted him
during a theatrical performance, since he
limits no one as to the container in which the
questions may be sealed. According to the
occult worker these queries may be sealed in
the ordinary way, sewed up, in cloth, soldered
in tin cans or brazed in gas pipes and written
in any language familiar to the one asking the
question. . ;
In his famed "Simla Seance," or crystal
eazinc. Alexander ufanria uritkmtf a ir1 TU
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duction of classic and Oriental dances by
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