I’m not sure how to expand on this since its cut and dry. What we have here is a man using sleight of hand to trick his followers into thinking he has some sort of divinity. He pockets some sort of trinket in one hand and then does some hand movements then leading to him displaying it in the other. It’s classic street magician stuff to be honest.
I guess what I’m to be getting from this is that it’s easy to trick people into believing anything if you can do some fancy tricks. In a way it’s similar to the miracles of Jesus in how mundane they are. Most magicians have been able to replicate his miracles with ease so if anything this is something worth noting. Magic makes people act stupid.