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Daniel Madison

A modern visual artist and underground illusionist; born from absolute deception, once surviving from intricate short-cons on the streets and in betting rooms across the world.

In April 2000 Daniel was banned from UK casinos on claims that he was using a memory technique commonly known as card counting to cheat at Black Jack, following the ban, Daniel found his way into an underground poker scene where his deceptions would continue.

After 6 months as a card-cheat, the repercussions of an exposed sleight of hand technique landed Daniel on life support in hospital. During his recovery, Daniel discharged himself from hospital and spent a further 6 months in a wheelchair. His life as a poker-cheat had ended.

With the support of his close friend and entertainment agent, Randall Freeman helped to form Daniels skills into a rare form of entertainment, displaying card cheating techniques for guests at dinner parties and restaurants. Daniel was soon advertised as a close-up-magician and began a professional career in the magic industry.

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Daniel Madison

Legacy by Daniel MadisonLegacy by Daniel Madison is the entire collection of some of Madison's publications and offerings to the 'Magic Industry' from between the years of 2000 to 2015. Each publication teaches his unique creations, discoveries, sleight-of-hand techniques and close-up deceptions with a deck of playing cards.

ONE
Cameo. Lapse. Monte Sonata. Selective. Heritage. Complete. One Eighty. Father Figure. Fatal. Scripture. Under the Influence. On the Cuff.

ONE was Madison's first ever independent publication. He originally published this booklet as a set of notes for his first ever Private Lecture,...

2016 / 9 / 26
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Daniel Madison

Deceptions by Daniel MadisonDeceptions by Daniel Madison contains his personal favourite offerings to the world of sleight-of-hand and deception, from his infamous work on pocket and table indexes (Advocate and Tyrant) to deck-switching devices and techniques and routined demonstrations designed to boost your perceived level of skill in close-up deceptions with a deck of playing cards.

THE ADVOCATE
The ultimate, full-deck, single-pocket, playing-card-index that allows you to be secretly within possesion of ANY needed playing card within a moments notice...

Construction. Mechanics. Locating Cards. Retreiving Cards. Wedge....

2014 / 6 / 24
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Daniel Madison

How to Cheat at Poker by Daniel MadisonFormerly published under the title How to Cheat at Cards this is an updated version released under the title How to Cheat at Poker. The new version includes T.U.T., 50 pages by Chris Stanislas, his first and only publication.

The ultimate guide to learning all of the techniques for cheating at card games ...

An insight into the mind, mechanics and devilry of a card cheat.

"...It was 13 years ago today when I almost lost my life cheating at cards, and what more poignant a day to release a book on the subject. It is a hope that How to Cheat at Cards will be one of my final publications...
2012 / 1 / 15
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Daniel Madison

The Scott Tribute: Blindfolded Poker Deal by Daniel MadisonThe performer is blindfolded. Using a borrowed deck, he begins to deal cards and randomly deals five cards to one side. He then invites the participant to turn over the five cards to reveal a Royal Flush.

This is Daniel Madison's tribute to Walter Irving Scott: a card cheat who is more commonly known as 'The Phantom of the Card Table.' On June the 14th, 1930, he managed to fool some of the worlds most prestigious magicians and card men. by demonstrating his ability to deal winning poker hands from a shuffled deck of playing cards. And he did this, whilst wearing a blindfold. A lot of speculation...

2012 / 1 / 15
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Daniel Madison

The Cold Deck by Daniel MadisonDeck switching: The act of secretly switching one deck for another during play.

The Cold Deck is a collection of deck-switching techniques by Daniel Madison. The ebook teaches six techniques for secretly and invisibly switching the deck in play in thorough detail. It also includes Slaine, a device that holds or feeds the cold deck to the cheat without suspicion.

The following techniques are included in this ebook:

  • Patch
  • Slaine
  • Veil
  • Grit
  • Ott
  • Heat

1st edition 2011, 16 pages.

2012 / 1 / 15
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Daniel Madison

Deceptions 2 by Daniel MadisonThe theme of this second issue is "The Sandwich Effect."
    Featuring all new sandwich effects
  • Slice one
  • Slice two
  • Slice three
  • Slice four
  • Maker
  • Inbetweener
  • Nil Base
  • Grab
  • Gauntlett
  • Uprising
  • Kick
  • Bonus: The Cameo Trilogy
  • Myles Nakouzi: Twenty3
  • Dee Christopher: 2sec

  • Thoughts...
  • Magic as art
  • The R3man challenge...Re-Style

    Journal entries

  • A Time for Change
  • Truth
  • Hunger Day 11

1st edition 2009; 42 pages.

2010 / 10 / 22
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Daniel Madison

Deceptions 1 by Daniel MadisonMagic is dead; it is the magician's responsibility to persuade his spectators to believe otherwise.

Deceptions is a journal dedicated to the improvement of the art of magic taken directly from the studies of Daniel Madison from the year 2000 to 2009. Deceptions will study, explore and exercise ideas and concepts of modern magic and subterfuge.

Each issue will focus on a different area of the art teaching new exclusive and related close-up magic effects. Each volume will be packed with professional insight, teachings and guidance with full training in sleight-of-hand. Subterfuge, deception...

2010 / 10 / 22
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Daniel Madison

Primer by Daniel MadisonPrimer is a trick deck that has existed in Daniel Madison's repertoire for almost a decade. At first glance one may judge the deck as a 'beginners prop' but after using it I can say that this is a most powerful tool when performing. It achieves things, which in fairness can be achieved with a normal (modified) deck, but what's amazing about it is that it eliminates the sleights that at some point some of us could do without.

Primer Reader - Card Selection Process
The deck is spread face-down on the surface and a card is freely selected by a spectator as the performer turns away. The performer...

2010 / 10 / 22
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Daniel Madison

Pariah by Daniel Madison
  1. If you cannot change what you see change the way you see it.
  2. The only enemy is the I inside.
  3. If he can control his delusion, he can rule the world.
The spectator is given the deck and asked to shuffle and merely think of a card. Having removed the freely thought of card, the spectator is asked to write any freely thought of word on the card. The cards are returned to the box and the spectator inserts their signed card anywhere in the deck before closing it. The deck is instantly placed aside or in the performers pocket out of sight.
  1. The performer instantly knows the freely thought...
2010 / 10 / 21
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M by Daniel MadisonCoffee & Smokes
The performer introduces two red-back cards from his pocket and places them face down on the surface. He then tells a tale of association and how he always associates these two cards with coffee and cigarettes as these very cards where used in a trick shown to him by a good friend over coffee and cigarettes. The said friend is explained to be no longer living. The spectator is given a blue-back deck and invited to deal any two cards from the deck without looking at them. The spectator is then invited to turn over the red-back cards...one of which...the 2 of Diamonds is seen...
2010 / 10 / 21
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Daniel Madison

Inside by Daniel MadisonFrom the introduction:
Welcome Inside and thank you much for taking interest in my work and practices. With Inside I set to offer a single edition, which would round a refined, re-mastered and simplified collection of everything I've published between 2005 and 2009.

Through editing and re-writing I withdrew ideas from each project; effects that where irrelevant or impractical, routines built from no more than combinations of pre-existing sleights, and ideas, that I simply didn't want to represent my most personal project to date.

Each section has been edited and in most cases re-written...

2010 / 10 / 10
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Daniel Madison

Anthology: 2000 - 2010 by Daniel MadisonAnthology is a collection of books written by Daniel Madison through his ten year career in the magic industry between the years 2000 and 2010. The ebook contains 16 books in their original format.

The following books are included in Anthology (all ebooks are also available for individual purchase):

  • The Lecture Collection:
    The acclaimed lecture collection from 2005 - 2009. One, Two, Three and Four host some of Daniel's greatest effects and inspired the work on his DVD Dangerous.

  • Psycho
    Psycho is a bold book of simple and subtle ideas and performance effects based on psychological suggestion and pseudopsychological...
2010 / 10 / 10
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Daniel Madison

Changes by Daniel MadisonDaniel teaches four card changes - so called color changes:
  • The Fan Change
  • The Wheel Change
  • The Swing Change
  • Delusion
For each one you will receive a PDF and a video clip.

The Fan Change
This is what Daniel considers to be a signature color-change and it is one of his favorites. A card is turned face up on top of the deck. The deck is fanned and before the fan closes the face up card has changed to another card.

The fan change is impromptu, it can be performed with any deck of cards and isn't hard to achieve. To stub a misconception...the top card is not being taken away from...

2010 / 10 / 5
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Daniel Madison

Lethal by Daniel MadisonHere you will learn some of the most 'lethal' and must stunning card flourishes ever invented. XCM (eXtreme Card Manipulation) at its best.

The debut DVD from underground magician Daniel Madison, originally released in 2006 on Halloween to a highly anticipating audience is now also available as video download. Packed with 26 flourishes, Lethal teaches Daniel's concepts for playing card manipulation and cardistry.

Flourishes taught:

  • Symphony
  • Cylinder
  • Dead Revolution
  • Sleeper
  • Bicycle
  • Symphony Run One
  • Symphony Run Two
  • Cylinder Run One
  • Cylinder Run Two
  • Delinquent
  • Diabolique
  • Dropsyble ...
2010 / 10 / 5
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The Score: playing card marking system by Daniel MadisonThe Score is an ebook that teaches a special playing card marking system inspired by a concept probably as old as playing cards. The system has been re-thought and re-mastered by Daniel Madison with help from sleight of hand junkie Randall Freeman and a retired card cheat who wishes to remain anonymous.

The Score markings system teaches you how to mark any deck of cards that has a white border, such as standard Bicycle Rider backs, Mandolines and Bee Stingers - we'd list all of those decks here but there are far too many to mention!

The Score is a minimalistic system; two simple tiny marks...

2010 / 9 / 21
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Daniel Madison

The Advocate: the ultimate playing card index by Daniel MadisonThe best and most practical card index ever created.

The Advocate is by far Daniel's most favorite discovery and deceptive tool and was for many years his best kept secret, and it has been a monster of a reputation maker for him. This is his 4th edition of this book; where the predecessors were written with the magician and the effects in mind, this edition keeps due focus on the device itself for deceptive use. Although 'tricks' have not been removed from this edition they have been simplified and reduced to suggestions as opposed to focal points of the book. Much deserved extra attention...

2010 / 9 / 20
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Psycho by Daniel MadisonPsycho is an ebook of simple and subtle ideas and performance effects based on psychological suggestion and pseudo-psychological magic, written in 2007 and released in 2010. These notes offer a way of thinking and a refreshing approach to the art of using psychological suggestion as both a tool and an illusion within itself.

Psychological Forces
An insight into the idea of psychological forcing and 'pseudo-psychological suggestion'.

Playing Card Psychological Forces

  • Four of Clubs
  • Jack of Spades
  • Jack of Hearts
  • Queen of Hearts
  • Four of Diamonds

Psycho
An expose on psychological...

2010 / 9 / 20
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Daniel Madison

Four by Daniel MadisonCounteract
A shuffled deck of cards is cut in half. The performer and participant each select a half and shuffle. The performer tells the participant a number between 1 and 26 and invites them to count to that card in their half. The participant is invited to do the same; to name a number for the performer to count to. This is repeated until both the performer and participant have three cards each. One by one the cards are turned over to reveal three perfect matching pairs.

Blinded
The performer and participant each have a different colored deck. Each deal four cards face down randomly from...

2010 / 9 / 20
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Daniel Madison

Wrath by Daniel MadisonEffect:

A card is selected...signed...the deck is shuffled and boxed...the box is inspected...a lighter is introduced...a corner of the deck is burned away...and the selected signed card is the only one not burned.

Wrath is a gimmicked deck. You do not need to burn a new or different deck every time you perform. The deck takes approximately 10 minutes to make. The deck is re-usable and has an instant reset. The deck is shown to be 100% legit and so is the box. There are no difficult sleights and no deck switching. The deck can be given away to your spectators afterward. Wrath can be made...

2009 / 4 / 27
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Daniel Madison

Madness Volume 1 by Daniel Madison22 minutes video - 19 page PDF ebook - 8 powerful effects

This is best described as 'contact juggling with cards' - incredible. You will learn cuts, tosses, slides, as well as some magical effects such as transformations and transpositions. Great music by Daniel himself. Very gritty, powerful material for the hard core card handler.

Many of the 'pure magicians' might not like this. It is essentially all flourishes. But it is wonderfully acrobatic. I love this kind of manipulation. It is one direction modern card magic is going to follow. If you want to learn something impressive, something...

2009 / 2 / 8
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