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The most popular tricks are card tricks. Take a pack of cards and perform a miracle. Some of the masters whoes work you will find here are Dai Vernon, Tony Slydini, Roberto Giobbi and many many more. A pack of cards with its 52 pasteboards allows a shear infinite number of combinations and variations of card tricks. A philosophical question to ask would be if there are a finite number of card tricks possible or an infinite number. Looking at the amount of published card tricks it appears to be for all practical purposes infinite. Nevertheless the classic themes remain extremely popular and effective. It is hard to top a good ambitious card routine, card warp, oil and water, card to wallet (or other impossible locations), or torn and resored card etc. But occasionally we are blessed with the grace of a genius who gives us the gift of a completely new trick, concept or principle.
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(Benny) Ben Harris
This and That by (Benny) Ben Harris

The best-seller from 1986 is back.

You predict in advance which card will be named! Easy and fun.

This and That was a big seller back in the mid 1980's when the "Oscar" and "Phil" craze were at their peaks.

A spectator names any card (free choice) and you display that your deck has marked backs. They are all marked like "THIS" you say as you display cards in the deck as having the word "THIS" written on it's back. That's every card, but one. The selected card, on the other hand, has the word "THAT" written on it's back. Proving you know "this from that!"

Super easy to make at home...

2009 / 7 / 15
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(Benny) Ben Harris
Zoom by (Benny) Ben Harris
"The construction of the card is ingenious..." - Michael Close (Magic Magazine)
The famous and easy animated card that mysteriously moves away from your fingers—zooming across the table.

Examinable, before, during and after. This is one of the most devious uses of Elastic Thread ever created. Prior to releasing the idea to critical acclaim in 1999, Ben had been sitting on this for over ten years, using it privately for the most important occasions only. It is the perfect effect for Street Magic performances as it can be performed under the most stringent conditions—ANYWHERE!

As you and the...

2009 / 7 / 15
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(Benny) Ben Harris
Hoodwink by (Benny) Ben Harris
"I highly recommend this to all of you who are interested in learning a devilishly clever approach to TORN & RESTORED CARD" - Danny Orleans (Genii Magazine)
Hoodwink is based on the author's own effect, "Prime Hole Card" from 1983. It became a best-seller when re-released in 1999. Everyone was concentrating so hard on complex quarter-at-a-time restorations, that Hoodwink, with it's stunning flash restoration, seemed like a breath of fresh air.

Hoodwink is not designed to replace, or to in any way compete with, the fine crop of "quarter by quarter" restorations that are making the rounds. Instead,...

2009 / 7 / 15
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(Benny) Ben Harris
Enlightenment Book 1 by (Benny) Ben Harris

Full details of how this magnetic miracle works.

"Ben...what a beautiful thing you have created here. The moment that card breaks free from gravity in the spectator's hand is quite the joyous event." - Paul Harris
Enlightenment is a revolutionary way of using magnets to create the illusion of levitating a playing card or a dollar note.

This 100 page ebook gives you all of the details. Learn the back history, how a simple advertisement in a catalog inspired the idea. Learn how to operate the gimmick, how to install it in a deck of cards, and how to use it to make a dollar bill float. You'll still...

2009 / 7 / 15
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(Benny) Ben Harris
Crossroads by (Benny) Ben Harris
"This is going to fry a lot of people..." - Richard Kaufman

"...the Crossroads Deck; a devious conception and one of the most interesting to hit the magic scene in recent times..." - Peter Duffie (from the foreword)

"The Crossroads technique alone, which we really like, will be seen as food for thought by many. As mentalists, our variation would be to use no deck at all. Just a single, thought-of card in the pocket. The solution will dawn on you after reading the text..." - Richard Busch & Larry Becker

A SPECIFICALLY SELECTED CARD VANISHES FROM A SEALED DECK YOU'VE NEVER TOUCHED! And then... RE-APPEARS WHEREVER YOU WANT,...
2009 / 7 / 16
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(Benny) Ben Harris
Singapore Lecture Notes by (Benny) Ben Harris

Ben Harris' first set of lecture notes from his first ever lecture in 1985— re-written, re-photographed...

These notes have been re-written and re-photographed. The material is bright, crisp and hard-hitting. Mostly cards, including a wonderful multi-phase OIL AND WATER routine that's a joy to perform. PYRAMID CARDS is an easy and visual stunt revelation that was originally created by Jay Sankey. Here are a couple of cool variations. COMING TOGETHER AGAIN is a real killer item based on a Sadowitz piece from Almanac (see demo video below).

The real highlight is the closer Ben used on both nights in Singapore....

2009 / 9 / 1
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(Benny) Ben Harris
Oil and Water Delux by (Benny) Ben Harris

This effect appears described briefly, yet adequately, in the Singapore Lecture Notes. This is a more thorough description and is accompanied by clear photographs, making it easier to learn.

The routine uses four black cards, and four red cards. Interlaced three times, they always separate. The moves used are smooth and create a lovely illusion. It does not look like sleight of hand, it really looks quite convincing! Heavily based in Marlo's work.

1st edition 1985; 1st digital edition 2009; 18 pages.

2009 / 9 / 1
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(Benny) Ben Harris
Fandango by (Benny) Ben Harris

Released in 1985, Fandango became a cornerstone for a variety of card "printing" and "sandwich" routines that would later be developed by the author. Here is the original manuscript with original photographs teaching this instant and highly visual sandwich concept.

In effect, a signed card instantly appears between two Jokers. Classic "Sandwich Plot," but the method is what differentiates this. Fandango allows you to propel the selected card into position between the Jokers.

It's instant and visual. Both the original gimmicked and non-gimmicked handlings are explained and illustrated. ...

2009 / 10 / 1
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(Benny) Ben Harris
Bands of Gold by (Benny) Ben Harris
"Ben's Band Book is some of the best band and card magic ever. Some could be plucked out and used as single trick downloads. As with every Ben Harris ebook of wonder, it's beautifully laid out with lots of photos to help you along. Highly recommended. ***** 5/5 Stars" - Jamie Daws
The opening trick in this gorgeous ebook is just cool. A mini bet in which 2 bands are shown around the card case width ways. One will win the spectator $100 and the other one will win the magician $100. One is selected by the spectator without equivoque. Of course it's just a normal band. The other is removed and there...
2009 / 11 / 7
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(Benny) Ben Harris
Crossroads Revelations by (Benny) Ben Harris

Here's the follow-up to the best-selling CrossRoads Deck. An amazing variety of material!

This detailed ebook looks at expanding the "CrossRoads revelations phase" in a variety of ways. "Compression" is what the author calls it, and here he squeezes the "outs" into Double Faced and "multi-index" configurations. The full instructions for the commercially available D/F SET and DEVIL'S PEEK SET are included, along with additional photographs. By fully exploring the possibilities in print, with this ebook, you can then decide if the special card sets would be worthwhile additions to your tool box.

Further...

2009 / 11 / 7
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(Benny) Ben Harris
Alida: Little Winged One by (Benny) Ben Harris
"A cool and animated levitation of a card or dollar bill... EASY TO MAKE!"
My goodness, this little effect created a shit-storm when it was released in 2000! I don't think the attacks had been so brutal since Cosmosis (in the mid 1980s). Anyway, this simple and effective idea was loved by some (see, for example, Richard Kaufman in Genii Magazine), and hated by others (see, for example, Michael Close in Magic Magazine). Ben relishes dividing opinion, and Alida certainly did that.

However, it was also a genuine stepping stone in the thought processes that would eventually lead to Enlightenment: The Ultimate Floating Card - which is way superior. So, controversial...

2009 / 12 / 28
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(Benny) Ben Harris
Silent Running by (Benny) Ben Harris

If bought together with Run Silent Run Deep you will receive an instant $5 bundle discount.

"This is so much more than just an effect. It is a powerful subtlety that is a must have for your mentalist toolbox." - Banachek (USA)

"Crystal clear and absolutely mindblowing!" - Martin Adams (UK)

POSSIBLY THE MOST AMAZING "THINK OF A CARD" METHOD IN YEARS!
You'll use this for the rest of your life. No props, just what appears to be pure mind-reading! A stunningly produced ebook with 3 full routines and amazing bonus contributions!

So, what is Silent Running?

Briefly, it's a "Think Of A Card" concept...

2010 / 3 / 12
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(Benny) Ben Harris
5th Corner by (Benny) Ben Harris

A flash back to 1987 and a "long lost" manuscript, seen by only ten: Jerry Andrus, David Britland, Jeff Busby, Dave Faulkner, David Harkey, Ed Marlo, Dan McArthy, Harvey Rosenthal, Jay Sankey and Mark Trudinger, made it's brief, and only appearance... then, it was gone!

So what is the 5th Corner? It's a splash of ideas and techniques with a single playing card and it's ripped corners. You are both "one ahead" and "two behind" at the SAME TIME. This charming but annoying attribute is what probably led to the stony silence heard by the author in 1987. Can YOU make head-way with this strange and bizarre single-card oddity? Why...

2010 / 3 / 24
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(Benny) Ben Harris
Ultimate Floating Deck 2.0 by (Benny) Ben Harris

The Ultimate Floating Deck or UFD was first published in 1984. Since then it has spurned many variations. The current manuscript has been refined and re-written. This brings the effect right up to date by cutting out the superfluous "1980's handlings". Consider this some serious "house cleaning" after twenty six years!

Now, the structure is linear and smooth--from the selection to the levitation. Clean, smooth, direct.

A card is selected and returned to the deck. It is given a quick all-around-square-up, and then placed on the palm. On command, the top half of the deck floats. First a...

2010 / 5 / 8
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(Benny) Ben Harris
Run Silent Run Deep by (Benny) Ben Harris

If bought together with Silent Running you will receive an instant $5 bundle discount. (Also applies to all who bought Silent Running from us before. Make sure to FIRST login to your customer account and then add it to your shopping cart. Otherwise you will not receive the loyalty discount.)

Run Silent, Run Deep is the highly anticipated sequel to the controversial book, Silent Running (which created such a storm of interest in early 2010). This clever approach to the "Think of a Card" plot gained immediate acceptance with mentalists around the world (being translated into Japanese, Spanish and German editions), yet...

2010 / 6 / 11
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Solid Gold Easy Action by (Benny) Ben Harris

This is one of Ben Harris's favorite effects. Released in 1987, it featured heavily in his lectures across the '87-89 period and was a total sell-out at the major magic conventions, or whenever demonstrated.

In effect, a small envelope is shown, signed on BOTH sides by a spectator, and then left IN FULL VIEW upon the table. A card is now FREELY selected from the deck, and also signed. The spectator pushes his card squarely into the deck and then counts the cards. Mysteriously, his card has vanished. There are now just 51 cards in the deck.

The envelope, which has been in FULL VIEW the...

2010 / 8 / 9
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(Benny) Ben Harris
Through the Universe - Backwards by (Benny) Ben Harris

One of the most eye-popping color-changing decks you will ever see.

"The presentation is rich in content, and the effect is as clear and clean as can be. This is one of the best cc deck routines I have seen." - Peter Duffie

"Brilliant. Beautiful. Straight into my set." - Kyle MacNeill

EFFECT:

The performer reaches into his pocket and removes an envelope. From within he removes a single BLUE-BACKED card. (The deck in use has RED BACKS.) The blue-backed card is placed to one side. It's identity is unknown at this point.

The performer explains...

"This single card, odd in its appearance, has a purely...

2010 / 10 / 4
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(Benny) Ben Harris
Mach2 by (Benny) Ben Harris

This is the follow-up to Solid Gold Easy Action, and consists of a refined envelope design which allows the chosen card to be loaded with the deck in a fanned state. It also allows for the SWITCHING of cards IN AND OUT of the envelope. This is a vast improvement over the original envelope design, allowing many effects to be created.

1st edition 1987, 20 pages.

2010 / 10 / 4
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(Benny) Ben Harris
Digital Delirium by (Benny) Ben Harris

STUNNING VISUALS AS YOU PRINT 3 THOUGHT-OF CARDS WITHOUT ANY GAFFS!
Requires intermediate card skills. Not for beginners.

This is an “underground handling” for Click Click Click—a routine that originally appeared in Ben's 1989 Lecture Notes and in the book, Mad Fax & Other Mysteries (1990). It, in turn, was the outgrowth of Foto, from Out Of His Mind (1988). The never before published handling—revealed here—adds to the over-all impact by eliminating any need to ”return to the deck” prior to the magical printing of the third card. This was a procedural requirement in the previous...

2010 / 11 / 1
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Superflip and S.F.U.C. by (Benny) Ben Harris

Imagine: You’ve just performed several stages in your “Ambitious Card” routine. For one final time you place the “magic card” in the middle of the deck. The deck is placed face-down in the middle of the table. You show your hands empty. With a snap of your fingers you gesture toward the deck. Now, by simply riffling upward gently on the tabled deck’s edges—and dribbling the cards back to the table—the signed selection instantly and visibly appears face-up, atop the deck!

You accept your well earned applause and feel cool that you’ve done this by mastering a simple and clever...

2010 / 12 / 4
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(Benny) Ben Harris
PSI-Poker by (Benny) Ben Harris

PSI-POKER is the latest creation from Ben Harris (co-creator of 2010’s hit X-RAY).

This new effect is totally self-working, requiring no skill or gaffs. (Unless you are calling 'peeking the bottom card' a move.) The secret is ancient, but it’s never been used in this manner before. Magic’s leading historians and card experts have confirmed this claim. (To be precise, it is a new property of an old principle. Very clever indeed.)

So, what is PSI-POKER?

The effect is a multiple prediction of how a game of “Texas Hold ‘em” will play out from a shuffled deck. You hand a prediction...

2011 / 1 / 19
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(Benny) Ben Harris
Silent Running 3 by (Benny) Ben Harris

Silent Running 3 picks up where the second volume, Run Silent, Run Deep, left off: That is, it is brimming full of novel applications of both the CrossRoads and Silent Running principles. You need to be familiar with these procedures (as taught fully in the first two volumes of the trilogy).

Part One of this finale jumps in at the deep end with some stunning and clever contributions. Novel ideas including making an “X” appear on the back of any “thought-of card” (a card generated by having the spectator create a card in his head via the SR process) or applying the SR principle to gospel magic or Ten...

2011 / 5 / 3
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(Benny) Ben Harris
Ionic Force by (Benny) Ben Harris

A COMPELLING FORCING PROCEDURE & APPLICATIONS THEREOF

Ionic is a ranging force, applied with the fingers, in order to arrive at an apparently random (or unknown number). Such forces—performed on the fingers—have been used for decades. Karrel Fox and Max Maven are both famous for their applications of the approach. For the record, Ray Hyman is credited with FIRST applying the idea to the use of the fingers. (See The Linking Ring, October, 1953). Ray’s application was for a book test called “It’s In The Book.”

Here’s how it usually works: Imagine asking a spectator to hold...

2011 / 6 / 29
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(Benny) Ben Harris
Madman's Card to Pocket by (Benny) Ben Harris

The FASTEST "CARD TO POCKET" EVER!

The Madman’s Card To Pocket was designed in order to produce a “smack in the face” moment for Ben's day-to-day performances and media interviews. It’s something direct, to the point and utterly impossible in appearance. The effect is all over in a matter of seconds, but this directness—which seems to eliminate the possibility that you could have cheated or manipulated the moment in any way—is what makes this so powerful.

EFFECT: A card is selected (free choice), signed and returned to the deck. The deck is IMMEDIATELY handed to a spectator—the...

2011 / 6 / 29
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(Benny) Ben Harris
Silent Running Trilogy by (Benny) Ben Harris

ALL THREE VOLUMES, THAT'S OVER 300 PAGES, dozens of routines and handlings. SAVE OVER 20% by buying the bundle. And don't forget that you will have access to the entire (past and future) discussion and contributions of these products on the Lybrary.com internal product forum.

Here is a unique chance to grab the entire SILENT RUNNING TRILOGY, that's all THREE volumes for a great bundle price. In well over 300 pages you'll explore the birth and devlopment of this unique and mind-blowing technique. The finer details are taught with further lessons from Steve Shufton. Then there's the dozens of routines and...

2011 / 7 / 11
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(Benny) Ben Harris
Truly Visual Card Magic by (Benny) Ben Harris

A fabulous collection of effects all featuring cards performed with a VISUAL impact. Best-seller, Zoom is featured along with Ben's popular rendition of Oil & Water with it's glorious three phase routining. Learn to perform a version of Daryl's famous Ultimate Ambition with any deck. Also featured is the odd and visual Madman's Card to Pocket and a full work out with the world-famous Super-Flip Move.

Contents:

  • Zoom
  • Madman's Card To Pocket
  • Anytime Ultimate Ambition
  • Oil & Water Deluxe
  • Coming Together Again
  • Super-Flip
  • Super-Flip Ambitious
  • Super-Flip Four Ace Explosion

1st edition...

2012 / 1 / 30
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(Benny) Ben Harris
Dimensional Relativity by (Benny) Ben Harris

The classic from 1981: Signed Card Turns Inside Out - Examinable

Only once in a while do you create a new plot. Folks have always said - and will probably continue to say - "it's all been done before." Of course, that's usually the case, but not every time.

Dimensional Relativity was released in 1981 as printed booklet. The original concept of "turning a signed card inside out" (created on the nineteenth day of August, 1979 and shared with Woody Meltcher) became fashionable enough to see the book through two printings in three months. The reviews were excellent and lots of folk took notice. ...

2012 / 3 / 3
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(Benny) Ben Harris
Monsterbox #4: Cards, Cards, Cards by (Benny) Ben Harris

INCREDIBLE VARIETY OF CARD MAGIC - 22 EBOOKS!

The EBOOKS in MONSTERBOX #4 cover a wide range of CARD MAGIC and CARD SLEIGHTS. Ben has created several original effects, plots and methods that have added to the vocabulary of the card magician's art. Sleights like SUPERFIP and FANDANGO are used by today's leading card workers. Harris also created the INVERSION plot and his TORN & RESTORED CARD (Hoodwink) is considered a classic, as is his handling of OIL & WATER. Works like XRAY, CROSSROADS and SILENT RUNNING have also been embraced by workers the world over!

MONSTERBOXES are simply the best...

2012 / 12 / 18
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Exit 51 by (Benny) Ben Harris
"A beautifully realized moment of astonishment ... the new gimmick is very clever indeed!" - Paul Harris

"A stunning vanishing deck that takes an original idea by Paul Harris and sends it to the moon." - Richard Kaufman

The remarkable effect shifts "the moment" in Paul Harris' amazing Vanishing Deck allowing for a card to be selected and signed.

This selected card is shuffled back into the deck which is then held in full view.

Upon command, the entire deck visually vanishes (that's right - it just blinks out of being) leaving only the chosen card as a poignant applause cue.

Exit 51 is...

2014 / 7 / 14
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Quarks and Quirks by (Benny) Ben Harris
"Some of the most clever takes on the Torn and Restored Card in years, Ben Harris' Quarks & Quirks is an invigorating journey of topological twists and tears." - Richard Kaufman
A journey beyond the tear, inspired by the weird world of Quantum Physics. In this superbly produced book, filled with photographs Ben Harris shares seven routines. Includes:

THE QUARTER BACK TEAR

A method for apparently tearing a card cleanly in half, while in reality, only tearing one quarter from the card. This sets you up as either a "quarter ahead" or a "quarter behind" depending upon the intended application....

2014 / 7 / 14
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(Benny) Ben Harris
A Thought Well Stolen by (Benny) Ben Harris

A Thought Well Stolen combines two of magic's great card effects - Any Card At Any Number, and Paul Curry's Out Of This World - into a wicked hybrid; morphing them into a mind-blowing frenzy. Can you even imagine what this resultant offspring would look like?

As in Any Card At Any Number, the performer reveals the identity of a freely though-of card - and its position in a deck - without asking a single question. Seriously, this is solid and gripping mentalism; there is no force, the card is a free mental selection and no questions are asked. Having read his spectator's mind, discerning his card and its position in the deck, the performer...

2015 / 8 / 3
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(Benny) Ben Harris & J. J. Zappatta
Deep Fry 2 by (Benny) Ben Harris & J. J. Zappatta

All items are described in J.J.'s brief and point by point style. If you're not prepared to THINK, J.J's not interested in ya. Period. Illustrated with Mr. Zappatta's crude but informative sketches.

1. ZIP-WOW
A super-quick torn and restored card or dollar note. Looks absolutely perfect and is examinable.

2. CELL-PHONE GLIM
Put the ubiquitous cell phone to clever use as a "glim device".

3. PERFECTO-CIRCLE CARDS
Revealed, the underground secret for cutting perfectly bur-less holes in playing cards. Idea for users of the Eidetic-type changes. (If you have to ask, then this is not...

2014 / 4 / 3
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