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Self-working is not the best term but it is the one used most often to describe tricks which do not require any sleight-of-hand. The better description is be sleightless. Although these tricks are typically much easier to learn because they do not require any proficiency in moves, they still need practice in presentation, timing and spectator handling.

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Eddie Joseph

Eddie's Dumbfounders with Cards by Eddie JosephNo skill - no sleights - no moves
  • Introduction
  • The "Tobba" Mystery
  • Who Knows the Card?
  • Incredulously True
  • Two Secret Thoughts
  • Memory Phenomenal
  • Over the Wire
  • The Mystic Queen
  • One-Eye Joe
  • The Expert Cuts
  • Can You See Your Card?
From the introduction:
Now comes the question — Why bring all this in here? Merely to stress a point. ANY TRICK WILL BE CONSIDERED AN APPARENT MIRACLE WHEN THE CAUSE EVADES US. Pages and pages have been written in an attempt to define Magic. I will give it to you in FIVE words, "THE ART OF CONCEALING THE CAUSE". The better you are able to conceal the...
2016 / 7 / 31
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Peter Duffie

Effortless Card Magic by Peter DuffieEffortless is probably just as apropriate or misleading as self-working. It doesn't mean that these tricks don't require any effort on your side. You have to read the descriptions, remember the sequence of actions and perform the act - entertain, which in my book is neither self-working nor effortless. But what these terms try to convey is that you will not need to master difficult moves or finger breaking sleights to perform these effects. And they are very good effects. Often an 'effortless' trick can be performed to greater effect because the performer can pay more attention to audience managment,...
2006 / 5 / 21
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Ulysses Frederick Grant

Eliminators by Ulysses Frederick GrantThis is a great little booklet where U.F. Grant teaches three non-sleight replacement methods for
  • Pass
  • Force
  • Palm
  • Switch
Now all those non-finger-flingers can join in the fun.

1st edition 1943, 1st digital edition 2017, 4 pages.

2017 / 9 / 6
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Glenn G. Gravatt

Encyclopedia of Self-Working Card Tricks by Glenn G. GravattThis is a marvelous compilation of mostly easy and sleightless, or as it is usually called self-working, card tricks. Some effects do require moves such as palming, and a good false shuffle and false cut will go a long way to make many otherwise sleightless effects much stronger. But for the most part no sleights are necessary to perform the vast majority of effects taught.

From the Introduction:

It is to be hoped that the reader will not have to go far in this book before he realizes and appreciates that this is not just another book, collection, or compilation of card tricks. It is expected...
2020 / 5 / 31
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Werner Miller

Enigmaths 1 by Werner MillerHere you will find 20 self-working effects all based on mathematical principles. Most of them are card tricks. This is the first volume in a series of ebooks.
Max Maven: "I am a fan of Werner Miller."

Scott Cram: "Werner Miller has a great knack for taking simple mathematical principles to highly entertaining levels."

Walt Lees: "[Werner originates] card and mental magic based on subtlety and well-hidden mathematical principles. Unlike so much of that kind of thing, Werner's ideas are distinguished by their clean-cut methods and easy-to-understand effects."

R. Shane: "Werner [...] is a frightening man. Not 'Norman Bates' frightening....

2009 / 11 / 3
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Werner Miller

Enigmaths 2 by Werner MillerWerner Miller continues with the second volume in his series of self-working and semi-automatic effects all based on mathematical principles. Most of them are card tricks.
Aldo Colombini: "This material is both compelling and provocative. I like it very much. My compliments! My personal favorite so far: A SERIES OF SURPRISES and POLE POSITION. But of course, I am sure I'll find more..."

Peter Duffie (in Magic Magazine, Feb 2010): Enigmaths 1, 2 & 3. Warm up the slide rule; Werner Miller has written three new e-books on math magic.

I first became aware of the work of Werner Miller through his 2006 book Ear Marked, published by Shane of Leaping...

2009 / 11 / 17
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Werner Miller

Enigmaths 3 by Werner MillerWerner Miller continues with his third volume in this series of self-working and semi-automatic effects all based on mathematical principles. Most of them are card tricks. A total of twenty effects for the magician looking for subtle math to enable stunning miracles. Everything is clearly explained with drawings, diagrams and tables.
Peter Duffie (review from Magic Magazine), Feb 2010: "Miller knows how to work with strange and wonderful arithmetical principles, and he comes up with some brilliant ideas. ... If mathematical magic scares you or you find it dull, Enigmaths could well change your mind and pull you over...
2009 / 11 / 25
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Werner Miller

Enigmaths 4 by Werner MillerWerner Miller continues with his fourth volume in this series of self-working and semi-automatic effects all based on mathematical principles. Many of them are card tricks.
The way that a magic trick works can be just as amazing as the trick itself. - Persi Diaconis, from CMI Annual Report 2006, p. 4.

1st edition 2010; 36 pages.

Table of Contents

  1. Hands on Magic Squares
  2. Columbus Square
  3. Blind Landing
  4. Matrix Force Plus
  5. Persiste!
  6. Dubai Dab
  7. Cut of the Spade
  8. Club Swinging
  9. Diamond Couple
  10. Call to the Colors
  11. Red Stranger
  12. Anagram
  13. Diamond Puzzle
  14. Hold the Line!
  15. Diaspora
  16. Computer...
2010 / 11 / 21
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Werner Miller

Enigmaths 5 by Werner MillerWerner Miller continues with his fifth volume in this series of self-working and semi-automatic effects all based on mathematical principles. Many of them are card tricks.
Mathematical magic has its own curious charms. It combines the beauty of the mathematical structure with the entertainment value of a trick. - Martin Gardner, from the preface of Mathematics, Magic and Mystery, 1956.

1st edition 2010; 36 pages.

Table of Contents

  1. Can You See Your Card?
  2. Answering to Their Names
  3. Answering to Their Names – Plus
  4. Calling a Spade a Spade
  5. Calling a Spade a Spade – Plus
  6. Ladies’ Choice
  7. Starring...
2010 / 11 / 21
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Werner Miller

Enigmaths 6 by Werner MillerWerner Miller continues with his sixth volume in this series of self-working and semi-automatic effects all based on mathematical principles. Many of them are card tricks.
In the right circumstances mathematical tricks properly presented are more likely to be accepted as real magic than anything of a finger-flinging nature. - Karl Fulves, from the introduction of Gene Finnell's Card Magic, 1973.

1st edition 2010; 36 pages.

Table of Contents

  1. Enough!
  2. I Know
  3. All You Need Is...
  4. Reverse Faro Five
  5. Affinities
  6. Affinities - Plus
  7. Double Proof
  8. Double-Decker
  9. Meeting One's Match
  10. Numerable Clue ...
2010 / 11 / 21
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Werner Miller

Enigmaths 7 by Werner MillerWerner Miller continues with his seventh volume in this series of self-working and semi-automatic effects all based on mathematical principles. Many of them are card tricks.

1st edition 2011; 31 pages. Illustrated.

Table of Contents

  1. Cardician’s Solitaire
  2. I’m NOT Ogen
  3. Alternately
  4. Segregation I
  5. Segregation II
  6. Four Queens
  7. Two Aces
  8. Upwards
  9. Free Cut Duo
  10. Flip Coda
  11. Similar Endings
  12. Huit Cartes
  13. Countdown
  14. Flipdoodle I
  15. Flipdoodle II
  16. Escalera
  17. Pasillo
  18. Arrowbatics
  19. OLRAM Arrows
  20. Arrow Predictions
2011 / 11 / 13
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Werner Miller

Enigmaths 8 by Werner MillerWerner Miller continues with his eighth volume in this series of self-working and semi-automatic effects all based on mathematical principles. Many of them are card tricks.

1st edition 2011; 32 pages. Illustrated.

Table of Contents

  1. It Goes Like This
  2. Segregation III
  3. Segregation IV
  4. One for YOU, one for ME
  5. Self-Fulfilling Prophecies
  6. Poker Prophecies
  7. Court-Die-ally
  8. Symmetrical Surprise I
  9. Symmetrical Surprise II
  10. Hera's Method
  11. Hera’s Method – XL
  12. Any Other Card
  13. Where Is It?
  14. U/D Swapping
  15. A Trick With 18 Cards
  16. Two, Three, Four
  17. Positions of Trost
  18. Moment musical
  19. The Hol(e)y Card ...
2011 / 11 / 13
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Werner Miller

Enigmaths 9 by Werner MillerWerner Miller continues with his ninth and last volume in this series of self-working and semi-automatic effects all based on mathematical principles. Many of them are card tricks.
"Any trick requiring a sleight is not honest. You are telling a lie with your fingers. (...) A puzzle is more clever than a trick, because with a trick you cheat to get the result. With a semi-automatic effect – using a principle – one tends to feel a little more honest." - Stewart James (1908-1996)

1st edition 2011; 35 pages. Illustrated.

Table of Contents

  1. Logic
  2. The Substitute
  3. Puzzle Time
  4. "1 – 9"
  5. Middle of...
2011 / 11 / 13
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Paul Gordon

Explorations by Paul GordonThis 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.

1st edition 2006, 80 pages.

2013 / 12 / 9
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Mike Kempner

Face Up Face Down Mentalism by Mike KempnerYou ask the spectator to blindfold you, or you turn around so that you can't see anything that the spectator is doing. You really do not see anything! You ask the spectator to create 5 piles of 10 cards each, so that 50 cards are in play. You tell her to make sure that there are 5 cards face-up and 5 cards face-down in each of those 10 piles. They can be in ANY order, and she is to do all of this ordering in ANY way she wants, without telling you (and, of course, you can't see anything that she is doing).

You then let her know that you are going to separate each pile of 10 cards blindfolded...

2014 / 7 / 28
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Cameron Francis

Full: Three self-working full deck effects by Cameron Francis
"Awesome effects and highly recommended!" - Donny Orbit

"(A) really great ebook!" - Raphael Czaja

"Nothing But Trouble is no trouble at all. Lovely trick!" - Paul Hallas

"FULL is right! FULL as in FULL of effects that could easily have been released individually! Awesome stuff - the usual Francis calibre!" - Dave Forrest

Blow your audiences away with almost no effort! Cameron Francis presents Full, an ebook containing three completely self-working full deck effects. All three tricks use completely normal decks and none of them require any skill which makes them perfect for the beginner and pro alike.

OVER THE TOP
A multi-climax...

2010 / 10 / 10
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Cameron Francis

Full: Three self-working full deck effects (video) by Cameron FrancisPerformed by Cameron Francis himself. Stacks can allow you to perform miracles under the fairest and cleanest conditions imaginable. Stuff you just can’t do impromptu. Stuff that will seriously blow your spectator's minds. This download DVD contains three such effects. Each trick requires a full deck set up and each one is self-working. Just add presentation and stir vigorously. The three effects use completely normal decks which, after the trick is over, can be shuffled up and used to produce all sorts of impromptu miracles. All of them make very good openers. Give at least one of these effects...
2011 / 9 / 11
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David Devlin

Guilty as Sin Aces by David DevlinThis is a great opener for any routine or act, which uses the four aces. The inspiration for this came from David Regal's "Deep Guilt Aces".

Before you chalk this up to "another ace cutting trick", take a look at the features:

  • No rough/smooth.
  • No short cards. No long cards. No thick cards.
  • No memorization.
  • No sleight-of-hand.
  • No "messing with the deck" after each cut. When the spectator cuts the cards, neatness doesn't count. You never miss.
  • Totally self-working!

1st edition 2013, 9 pages.

2013 / 4 / 30
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Bob Hummer

Hummer's Great Discovery by Bob HummerA spectator secretly counts off any number of cards, selects one and mixes it in the packet, which you now take for the first time. You mix them some more, and then she deals them face down, alternately to you and herself. She continues dealing until she is left holding just one card. She turns it over and - it's her selected one!

May be repeated as often as desired. No sleight of hand, markings, duplicates or guess work. Work it with a borrowed deck. Highly endorsed by Le Paul, Carl Lyle, Frazee, Lu Brent, and others.

Only in this revised and expanded edition do you not only get three...

2020 / 3 / 16
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Paul Voodini

Hypno-Mental Self-Working Card Tricks by Paul VoodiniFrom the disturbed mind of Paul Voodini comes this latest ebook - Hypno-Mental Self-Working Card Tricks. Simple and classic self-working card tricks are taken and thoroughly shaken up in a way and manner that only Paul Voodini could conceive of.

While on a trip to Bermuda, séance host and mind-reader Paul Voodini is forced to while away the hours by entertaining his fellow travellers with his favourite self-working card tricks. However, as you can imagine, the card tricks soon become demonstrations of the untapped power of the mind. Spectators are placed into light trances which allows them...

2010 / 6 / 18
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David Devlin

Immortal by David DevlinHave you ever wanted to take a deck of cards, and make your spectators truly believe that you are perhaps the greatest card sharp ever? David Devlin loves gambling routines, especially Poker deals. This just might be one of the most mind-numbing Poker deals created. And best of all, there is no real technical skill required! It is 99% self-working!

Here is the effect: A deck is shuffled, and placed in front of a spectator who is told to cut it about in half. This is done, and it is explained that a four-hand Poker game is going to be dealt. The spectator is asked to name any hand of Poker....

2014 / 3 / 16
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Hugh Miller & Divado

Impossible by Hugh Miller & DivadoA fantastic card routine for all kinds of audience that will please and satisfy both seasoned magicians and those fairly new to the Art.
  • No sleight of hand needed
  • No gimmicks used
  • No manipulation
  • No preparation
Just take any deck of cards, even a borrowed one, and you will immediately be ready to perform this great routine. The trick is presented in a three-part crescendo and it is designed to leave your audience in absolute awe, thinking "No way, this is... IMPOSSIBLE!"

EFFECT:

The magician takes 10 cards from the deck, 5 red and 5 black, of the same value (let's say from the...

2020 / 3 / 30
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Aldo Colombini

Impromptu Card Magic by Aldo Colombini90 amazing card tricks by some of the most recognized magicians (including three past FISM winners), with stringent conditions: no set-ups and no sleights. organized into the following sections:
  • Selected Cards
  • Aces and Gambling
  • Mental Discoveries
  • Spelling Effects
  • Amazing Coincidences
  • Lie Detectors
The routines use subtle moves and principles rather than difficult sleight of hand to produce entertaining card effects that anyone can do. And more important, no gimmicks, and no set-ups whatsoever. Grab an ordinary, even borrowed, deck of cards and amaze your spectators with incredible...
2010 / 5 / 24
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Devin Knight

Improved Brainwave Deck by Devin KnightNote: These are PDF instructions to make your own deck. You will NOT get a deck mailed.

Deck #2 in the Super Deck Series

EFFECT: This is one of the most baffling decks yet created! This makes the old brainwave deck obsolete. It combines the Invisible Deck with the Brainwave Deck. Two of the most popular trick decks in the world. Tell your spectators that you reversed a card in the deck on the table. The deck is in full view from the start and there is ONLY ONE Deck used. It is not switched. Any one calls out any card. There are no restrictions. Any one of the 52 cards can be named. Both...

2015 / 3 / 11
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Devin Knight

Improved Invisible Deck by Devin KnightNote: These are PDF instructions to make your own deck. You will NOT get a deck mailed.

#1 In The Super Deck Series

"I can say that it is absolutely brilliant!" - Cody S. Fisher
This is the invisible deck on steroids and many magicians are saying this will make the old invisible deck obsolete and everyone will want this new and improved version. It allows you do things not possible with the standard invisible deck such as showing the deck on BOTH SIDES - showing both faces and backs. Now that we have your attention, read on.

There is only ONE DECK used and it is in full view from...

2015 / 1 / 28
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Devin Knight

Improved Jumbo Pop Eyed Popper Forcing Deck by Devin KnightNOTE: These are the instruction sheets that come with the trick. This PDF does not explain how to make up a deck.

The Jumbo Pop Eyed Popper Deck is one of the most used "trick decks" of professional magicians and mentalists from all over the world. This "secret weapon" is one of the cleanest ways to force a card without sleight of hand. This deck is drastically improved over older versions.

No more fumbling to separate paired cards. This has been a problem for many magicians. These cards have been especially prepared so you only have to place your thumb on any of the four corners and the...

2017 / 7 / 8
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Devin Knight & Bob Hummer

Improved Little Strangers by Devin Knight & Bob HummerUsing your own deck or a borrowed deck, you turn your back to the spectator. The spectator can shuffle the deck while your back is turned. The spectator removes the top 15 cards from the pack just as they come. From those 15 cards he is to remove all the black cards and put them in his front left pants pocket. The remaining red cards, he counts and then places them in his right front pants pocket.

Next, he takes a few more cards from the remaining deck, the number to correspond the number of red cards in his right pants pocket. If he placed 7 cards there, he would remove from the deck face...

2018 / 2 / 10
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Devin Knight

Incredible 3-Way Match by Devin KnightEFFECT: The performer shows five playing cards that are cut in half width-wise, making a total of ten half cards. He shows that there is a matching card half within the small packet of cards. The performer invites two spectators to help. We’ll refer to as Spectator A and Spectator B. He gives the packet to Spectator A and has him shuffle the cards thoroughly so no one knows the order of the cards.

The performer turns his back and says to Spectator A, “While my back is turned, please deal to the other person; face down, as many or as few cards as you wish. What cards you get is unimportant....

2018 / 5 / 6
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Devin Knight

Incredible Prediction by Devin KnightThis is an impressive prediction. It has fried the minds of lay people and fooled almost every magician or mentalist, I have shown this to. Many magician's say they can't fool their wives. I guarantee this is one effect she will be totally baffled by. This effect is so amazing, that you will fool yourself each time you do it wondering how such a thing is possible. Yet the effect is completely self-working with no skill or sleights.

EFFECT: Using a borrowed deck (if desired) the mentalist instructs a spectator to deal a poker hand consisting of a straight hand in a horizontal row. For example;...

2019 / 12 / 6
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Michael Maxwell

Incredible Self-Working Card Tricks: Volume 1 by Michael MaxwellMichael Maxwell has painstakingly researched and compiled what he considers to be the most amazing "self working card tricks," ever created - amazing tricks requiring no skill! These are killer card tricks to have in your arsenal for those special occasions when someone hands you a deck and says, "Hey, Mr. Magician, show us a trick!" Even if you have never handled a deck of cards before, you can easily master these diabolical effects. Special care has been taken to include effects that are not generally known, even to knowledgeable card men.

Effects Included:

  • Deal/Switch Mystery
  • Lazymans'...
2014 / 12 / 7
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Michael Maxwell

Incredible Self-Working Card Tricks: Volume 2 by Michael MaxwellEffects Included:
  • My Lucky Card
  • Sealed with a Kicker (a PDF with the Circle Deck Form is included in the download for convenient printing)
  • Banks' Trapdoor
  • Fantaso
  • The Letter Prediction
  • The Future Deck
  • Impromptu Out of this World
  • Sacramento Aces
  • Free Cut Fantasy
  • Business by Numbers
  • The Initials Will Tell
  • The Master Stop Trick
  • Lazyman's Set-Up
2014 / 12 / 7
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Michael Maxwell

Incredible Self-Working Card Tricks: Volume 3 by Michael Maxwell
"With the card tricks on these incredible DVDs, you could earn a living!" - Lance Burton, International Superstar Magician
Effects Included:
  • The Telltale Pulse
  • Play it Straight (Triumph)
  • Emotional Reaction
  • Miraskill
  • Do As I Do
  • Three Proofs
  • Linking Cards
  • Card Sealing
  • Simple Arithmetic
  • We 3 Find 3
  • Unbelievable
2014 / 12 / 7
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Michael Maxwell

Incredible Self-Working Card Tricks: Volume 4 by Michael MaxwellEffects Included:
  • Thot Echo
  • Clueless Countdown
  • Double Thought
  • 1 in 52 Bet
  • Mystic 15
  • The Lazy Magician
  • Hummer's Little Stranger
  • 5-9-K
  • A Case of Deduction
  • 8 Simple Rules
  • Aces from the Pocket
2014 / 12 / 7
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Michael Maxwell

Incredible Self-Working Card Tricks: Volume 5 by Michael MaxwellEffects Included:
  • Stolen Cards
  • Hummer of a Trick
  • Hummer's Revealed Mystery
  • Mind Mirror
  • Flight of the Knave & Queen
  • Torn
  • Follow the Leader
  • 10-Hand Poker Deal
  • Cards Across
  • Absolute Zero
  • Spectator Cuts the Aces
  • Super Closer
2014 / 12 / 7
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Michael Maxwell

Incredible Self-Working Card Tricks: Volume 6 by Michael MaxwellEffects Included:
  • The Max Factor
  • Cheating at Poker
  • I Gotta Go
  • The Book Test
  • Self-Control Lie Speller
  • Flighty Aces
  • Magic # Trick
  • Jumbo Two-Way Split
  • Match Game
  • Further Than That
  • Tap Tap Tap
2014 / 12 / 7
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Unknown Mentalist

Instant Infinity by Unknown MentalistBased on a classic principle, the 4 routines explained in this ebook can become reputation makers for you. Right from a rank beginner to an experienced professional, any performer can adapt these routines to his/her stature and pull off these seemingly impossible card mentalism miracles.

There is no sleight of hand and all the routines are totally hands off. The principle is completely self-working and almost impromptu. Only ordinary decks of playing cards are used - no gaffs or gimmicks are needed. The bonus is an esp routine performed with an ordinary esp deck.

No preshow. No stooges....

2016 / 12 / 16
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Stewart James

Jamesosophy by Stewart JamesPersonally I find any trick using a swastica not a particularly good idea today, because the swastica is loaded with meaning not necessarily appropriate for entertainment. But we should not forget that this manuscript was originally written in the 1940s.

The gem in my opinion is the last effect, "The All Clear Card Transformation."

Here are the effect descriptions as they were originally written by Stewart James.

SWASTRICKA

The performer writes a prediction and anyone retains it for the time being. He now displays a card, the same size as a playing card, bearing a Swastica. The assertion...

2011 / 3 / 8
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Biagio Fasano & Michael Daniels

Jiggery Pokery by Biagio Fasano & Michael DanielsJiggery Pokery is a self-working three-phase Texas Hold 'em routine for mentalists and card workers and develops a principle by Ben Harris which he published as Psi Poker. This ebook is fully endorsed by Ben Harris
"This is great. I am thrilled. BRILLIANT." - Ben Harris

"A great self-working audience-participation routine. I like this ebook very much." - Peter Duffie

"Interesting and clever" – Gianfranco Preverino

"I appreciated your work (particularly the first part about the Prediction effect which looks excellent) … not only and simply for the work itself but for the passion I found in it. Only with research can...

2012 / 12 / 30
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Jon Racherbaumer

Lazing: Lazy Man's Card Trick by Jon RacherbaumerThis compilation, like my others, my goal is to discover the "bits and pieces" and in this particular case, to partially answer how and why The Lazy Man's Card Trick came into being?
  • A Few Words Before You Begin
  • Introduction
    • An Inauspicious Beginning
    • Origin Story: The Seed
    • The Row of Ten Cards (S. W. Erdnase)
    • About the Supposed Operative Principle
    • Ziska's Incomprehensible Card Effect
    • Incomprehensible Divination (Hilliard)
    • Who Was Ziska?
  • A Morphing Begins
    • That Number Down (Doc Miller)
    • The Traveling Card (Jack Miller)
    • A Lazy Man Does a Card Trick (Al Koran)
    • Lazy Man's Card Trick (Harry Lorayne)
  • The Plot Resurfaces...
2020 / 2 / 15
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Devin Knight

Liar by Devin Knight

Challenge repeat lie detector test

This is one of the most amazing self-working tricks you will ever see. It is so ingenious that you will fool yourself when you first perform it. Many magicians say that they can't fool their wives. Rest assured, this effect is so amazing that it will blow your wife away with no feasible solution; not only her, but most of your magic buddies as well. Read every word carefully and then ponder how such a thing is possible. This is done with a borrowed deck under challenge conditions.

Borrow a deck or use your own. Have a spectator shuffle the deck and then...

2020 / 1 / 6
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Aldo Colombini

Match Play by Aldo ColombiniBased on an idea by Nick Trost. You will be thrilled with the splendid effect which you achieve in such an easy manner.

You show a packet of five jumbo cards cut in half. Two spectators shuffle the cards and split the packet taking some cards each. For example, one spectator has 4 cards and one has six. You place an envelope on the table and then show the cards to each spectator in turn. They look and remember the one half-card (that corresponds to the number of cards they each had in hand). Then you ask them to remove from the packet the half-card they have seen. Incredibly they match! Not...

2020 / 10 / 9
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Ken de Courcy

Mentelimination Plus by Ken de Courcy

Find any card a spectator takes from a borrowed and shuffled pack.

EFFECT: The magician tells his audience he has trained his mind to work like a computer. To demonstrate its computer-like capabilities, he asks a spectator to shuffle a pack of cards then, without looking at it, remove one card and place it in his pocket. Taking back the pack, the performer runs through it quickly, then goes through it again even more quickly and pulls out one card which he places face down on the table. The spectator removes his card from his pocket and places it face-up alongside the magician's card, then...

2019 / 4 / 5
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Dr. Bill Cushman

Mirabill by Dr. Bill CushmanNow, one of the mentalism’s greatest “self-working” effects has been simplified to the point where it really is self-working! One early reviewer referred to Mirabill as “Miraskill minus the skill.”
"He told me to bring a deck of cards and we’d play a friendly game. Never trust a man who calls a game friendly."

"I still can’t fathom how it happened. They were my cards. I shuffled. I dealt. Yet somehow he still knew ahead of time exactly how things would turn out."

"If it had happened once I might have convinced myself he just got lucky. But the second time destroyed any...

2011 / 3 / 21
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Jack Yates

Miracle Mix-Up by Jack YatesIt's uncanny; you don't touch the pack; you don't see the pack. Yet you are able to reveal in a novel fashion a freely selected card. Write the simple instructions in the form of a letter to the "customer". You can do it over the phone, over the radio, on television, via SMS, Zoom, or any other communication channel. Or, if you prefer, you can do it close-up with a spectator. They do it at their leisure over and over again and still it works. The card is revealed by your own name thus gaining publicity, or you can use your own phrase or a number to reveal the card!

EFFECT: (There are different...

2020 / 6 / 15
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Gerard Zitta

Mission Impossible by Gerard ZittaEffect: A spectator looks at a card in a borrowed shuffled deck. You eliminate cards and the last card is their selection.

Key points:

  • 100% impromptu and improvised.
  • Any borrowed deck with any number of cards
  • Hands off
  • The cards are shuffled many times during the routine
  • No accomplice, no gimmick, no setup, no dual reality, no sleight of hands, no fishing, 100% surefire.
  • OK for stand-up, walk-around, parlor and why not stage.
  • You do not have to touch or see anything
  • You just need to know a couple of devious principles (some are new).
  • Baffling and cannot be reverse-engineered due...
2020 / 9 / 26
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Ulysses Frederick Grant

Nu Way Out Of This World by Ulysses Frederick GrantA wonderful self-working rendition of the classic "Out Of This World" effect. This was the first real card trick I saw - and I was baffled.

A borrowed deck is shuffled. A red and a black card are placed face up on the table. The performer then removes cards, one at a time from the deck. Without the spectator seeing the faces of these cards, he indicates whether he thinks a card is a red or a black. If he thinks it is a red card, the performer places it, face down, on the face up red card. If the spectator thinks it is a black card, the performer places it face down on the face up black card....

2008 / 10 / 28
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Cameron Francis

Numbered by Cameron Francis

A killer predicted card at any number effect.

Effect:

A deck of cards is introduced. The magician claims that there is a prediction in the deck which he will reveal in a moment. The spectator then names any number between 1 and 52. Say the number is 34. The magician deals down to that number and out-jogs the card. As the magician points out that any number could have been named, other cards are shown with totally normal backs. The selected card is then removed from the deck and turned over. Drawn on the back of the card is the number 34.

Simple. Direct. Powerful.

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2020 / 7 / 13
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Kevin Parker

Oddzoff by Kevin ParkerWho can predict where in the deck someone will shuffle their card, to the specifics, e.g. a certain number of cards down into the deck? Even creepier would be if it relates to something you uttered beforehand as if it made it happen.

Imagine this. You mention a scenario where they are 2 or 3 off guessing the amount of candies in a jar. Then the spectator thinks of any card, shuffles the deck they're holding, then finds that card 2 or 3 off from your written prediction just like the candy scenario. The only other outcomes would be if it's just 1 off or dead-on, but you're covered there too...

2020 / 3 / 8
$17.00

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Allan Ackerman

Ose Fake Cut by Allan AckermanThis triple tabled false cut is a thing of simplistic beauty, developed by Jay Ose. Calling this a move is an overstatement.

runtime: 50s

2009 / 5 / 13
$2.00

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David Devlin

Out Numbered by David DevlinThree boxed decks of cards are displayed to three spectators. It is explained that in the first two decks, two specific cards have been placed in two psychologically strategic spots. In the third deck, is proof that the psychological experiment is successful. This third deck is kept by the performer, but is always in full view.

The two spectators take their decks out of the boxes, and use business cards to randomly arrive at two different playing cards. The two cards from the first spectator’s deck are used to create a card. Let’s say that the two cards are the Two of Diamonds and the...

2018 / 1 / 10
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