A No Memory Self-Working Miracle
Effect: The performer shows a deck of cards to be well mixed and hands the deck to a participant to cut as many times as he likes. The performer tells the participant to stop cutting whenever he wants and that the top card of the deck will be his selected card. The performer asks the participant to look at the top card of the deck while he looks away. The participant is then instructed to take his selected card, push it into the center of the deck, anywhere he wants, and square the deck. Once he has done so, the performer turns forward and takes the deck saying he will give it one cut. The performer cuts the deck once and places it on the table face down.
The performer tells the participant that he will not touch the deck again. He reminds the participant that he selected a card and returned it to the deck without the performer ever touching the deck. The performer says that he has cut the selected card to a special position that will allow the participant to spell right to his card.
"For example, if you selected the Ace of Spades, then you will spell A-C-E O-F S-P-A-D-E-S, turning one card face up from the top of the deck and dealing it onto the table into a face up pile. When you have finished spelling, you will have spelled right to your card."
While the deck is still on the table, the participant spells the full name of his card by removing the top card of the deck, turning it face up and placing it into a face up pile. While doing so, the participant sees that every card is different. After he has finished spelling the name of his card, he will be stunned to see his card is indeed on top of the deck. He has indeed spelled to his card!
This is about as close to a hands-off miracle as you could ask for. The participant selects and returns a card with the deck in his hands. The performer looks away when the card is returned so he does not know where it was placed in the deck.
The performer takes the deck, gives it one cut, and returns the deck to the table. The performer does not look at the faces of the cards, and he truly does not know the name of the selected card until the participant names it. The only time the performer touches the deck after a card is selected is to give it one cut. The participant deals the cards face up, not the performer. The full name of the card is spelled out each time. The word "of" is always spelled and the suit always has an "s" at the end.
There is nothing to memorize and the effect is self-working. The deck can be reset in a few seconds and the effect can be repeated, if strolling, at another table with a different card being selected.
This effect uses a GAFF DECK that you can easily make up in any back design at home. The deck requires no long or short cards or roughing fluid. In addition, there are no specially printed cards so anyone can make this up in a manner of minutes once you learn the ingenious secret. Only regular cards are used!
This ebook also explains how you can make the deck up in jumbo cards for stage work and includes a special handling for jumbo cards. The routine is a bit different from that shown in the videos and does away with the magician cutting the cards. The jumbo version is actually more amazing and impossible looking the smaller version.
The directions also explain how to make this deck up to work in most any foreign language, the deck that is sold on the market for $25.00 is designed for English spelling of the cards. Once you learn how the deck works, you can easily construct and deck to work in most any language. In the directions there is a chart showing how to make the deck up in French supplied by Dorian Caudal.
Marty Kaplan explains how to make up a deck for Spanish speaking audiences.
For those who wish to do this trick in German, Alexander de Cova has come up with a brilliant solution and explains how you can make a deck to work in the German language.
BONUS MATERIAL: The Auto Spell deck is touted as a no memory effect, but for magicians willing to utilize some very easy memorization, then magician, Michael Daniels shows how to construct the deck so the perform REVEALS the name of the selected without asking the participant. The memory work is extremely easy and within the grasp of most magicians.
You can make his deck and not use any memory, but for those willing to utilize his technique, then you will make this killer effect even stronger. Plus using his technique will allow you to use the deck for other tricks and how you do this is explained in this ebook.
Second Bonus Effect: Happy Birthday Trick. A new use for the deck and perfect for anyone having a birthday. Have a card selected and returned. Spell Happy Birthday and the person's card turns up as the last card! A perfect way to wish someone happy birthday and find his card at the same
1st edition 2014, 18 pages.
word count: 3392 which is equivalent to 13 standard pages of text
Reviewed by Geoff Warburton
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] Date Added: Friday 31 January, 2014
Great trick downloaded it yesterday 10 min to set up deck performed it on family with great response, worth every penny. Buy it now will not disappoint.
Reviewed by David Nicholson (confirmed purchase)
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] Date Added: Sunday 26 January, 2014
I stumbled across this while looking for a way to spell to any card ....an effect which is referred to by David Britland Cardopolis Blog in a discussion on Deckorama.
While searching I immediately thought the LIE SPELLER trick by Simon Aronson referred to may be on here so I searched and hey presto Devin Knights latest effect pops up at a great price!
Even though it wasn't what I was looking for I read the description again and again ......and knew I had to buy it.
Glad I did .....the thinking behind it is very devious and the write up on the PDF is first class.
All in all a great product .....and well worth the price.
If your pondering ...then ponder no more and get it .....
Reviewed by Olivier Rijckaert (confirmed purchase)
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] Date Added: Wednesday 22 January, 2014
This is an excellent routine, easy to master, the g*******d deck is easy to set up and the effect is absolutely amazing. You will surprise yourself. And this for a ridiculous price. Thank you Mr. Knight for another very effective trick !