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by Paul Gordon


(4 reviews, 7 customer ratings) ★★★★★

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Explorations by Paul Gordon
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This ebook explores three mathematical principles of card magic.

The Gordon Principle which was inspired by the Eddie Joseph/Ed Marlo Automatic Placement.

STuDFuTS is an idea, inspired by Henry Christ's thinking.

The Free-Cut Principle is an idea by Gene Finnell.

  • Foreword (Peter Duffie)
  • Introduction
  • The Gordon Principle
    • Master Effect
    • Manila Cards
    • Creepie Jeepers
    • Trade Secrets (Peter Duffie)
    • GP Going Bizarre (Peter Duffie)
  • STuDFuTS
    • Master Idea and Routine
    • A Favoured Routine
    • STuDFuTS Set-up
    • Another Favourite STuDFuTS
  • More Effects
    • Psychic Math (Peter Duffie)
    • Range Rover (Peter Duffie)
  • Finnell’s Free Cut Principle
    • Thanks To Goodliffe
    • Finagling Finnell
    • Experimental Finnell
    • Fone Finnell
    • A Mystic Seven Phase
    • A Mystic Seven Phase #2
    • A Mystic Seven Phase Plus!
    • Spelling Finnell’s Aces # 1002
    • Double Jeopardy
  • A Few Late Extras
    • The Eight Of Diamonds Trick
    • Is Seven Mystical? (Duffie/Gordon)
    • Mini Thrice (Duffie/Vollmer/Gordon)
    • DCL #2 (Duffie/Gordon)
    • Half A Higham
    • Make King Music (Marty Kane)
    • Really Disoriented (Duffie/Gordon)
  • In Closing
1st edition 2006, 80 pages.
word count: 16279 which is equivalent to 65 standard pages of text

Reviewed by Don Samuelson
★★★★★   Date Added: Wednesday 15 January, 2014

I'm a big fan of Finnell's Free-Cut Principle and of Marlo's Automatic Placement, so I was pleased to see, read and try these great effects by Mr. Gordon and Mr. Duffie. Yes, they are great effects. Easy and usable. Mr. Gordon has written and produced a great book here in the style of Karl Fulves. And, it's dedicated to Mr. Fulves. A nice touch. Recommended.

Reviewed by Stan Glassman
★★★★★   Date Added: Monday 30 December, 2013

I just wrote a positive review about Paul Gordon's Carbon Footprints and my thoughts about Explorations are even more positive. I saw Mr. G slay top magicians at 4Fs (Fechter's) with material from this. I immediately bought it and am now pleased to have it on my tab. Recommended. Stan

Reviewed by Peter Simonson
★★★★★   Date Added: Thursday 12 December, 2013

I'm a big fan of Marlo's automatic principle and Paul Gordon's Eight of Diamonds trick in Explorations is worth more than the price of the entire book. Harry Lorayne liked it so much he put it in BOF. But, there is much more in Explorations to enjoy. A favorite book of mine.

Reviewed by Tom Tyler
★★★★★   Date Added: Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Explorations contains some really clever thinking and startling tricks. Paul Gordon creates material you can use. These maths based card are wonderful and what with contributions from Peter Duffie, you can't go wrong. Highly recommended. TT