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Larry Brodahl
Slowing Down the Nielsen Magic Chinese Sticks by Larry Brodahl

Anyone who owns the Nielsen Magic Chinese Sticks knows that you need to keep a level and steady hand during performance. Until now. A DIY braking system that stops issues if the sticks are tilted too far downward.

No moving parts, no batteries, and nothing to wear out.

1st edition 2023, PDF 16 pages.

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Robert J. Gunther & A. Sydney Fleischman
Top Secrets by Robert J. Gunther & A. Sydney Fleischman

A delightful book of well-written and beautifully illustrated and top-quality magic. Contains seventeen tricks and tips, most suitable for close-up presentation. Illustrated by Bob Gunther, former Disney animator.

Partial contents:

  • Introduction
  • The Rattled Rogue
  • The Vest-Pocket Hindu Rope Trick
  • Thumbing A Lift
  • Master Observation
  • Spy Stuff
  • Bunk and Bunco
  • Bit of Business for Cards to Pocket
  • Fingertips
  • Burnt Toast
  • The F. & G. Torn Newspaper Method
  • An Egg in the Hand
  • Bit of Business for the Linking Rings
  • The Test Coin Vanish
  • The F. & G. Fancy Shuffle
  • Whiskey Glass Swindle ...
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Liam Montier & Darren McQuade
Headbangerz by Liam Montier & Darren McQuadeNine commercial tricks from Liam and Darren. Visibly cheat at pool and pot every ball simultaneously. Reveal a selection inside a keyring that the spectator can keep. Immediately change four cards into another with no moves. Predict a freely chosen ace, again and again. Use a drawn 8ball to visually reveal a spectator's card. Add new kickers and presentations to your card to wallet. Do a killer 'Kick Back' style transposition with any deck. Finally reveal a spectator's birthday card, and then the actual date.

A bizarre packet trick that demonstrates your ability to cheat at pool...

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Mark Leveridge
Six Appeal by Mark Leveridge

An envelope is shown and a single card removed from inside, but not shown. The envelope is otherwise empty. This card is a prediction and is replaced into the envelope and left in view. Six Jumbo cards are freely and openly displayed and various spectators are asked to choose any of the cards to eliminate until just one is left.

Despite the fact that there is genuinely no force or selection control, the prediction card exactly matches the randomly arrived at selection.

This direct effect is ideal for a close-up or parlor show.

video 7:12.

★★★★ $10
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Stephen Sutcliffe
In a New York Gambling-House by Stephen Sutcliffe

The actual experiences of a visitor to the most famous gaming resort in the American metropolis.

Excerpt from the introduction:

In those elegant fictitious biographies which our ancestors used to write, the hero was never considered properly ingratiated into the reader's sympathies until he had spent an evening, at least, in a gaming-house, and had come away more or less crumpled and despoiled. Now, a great deal has been said on this same subject in New York, during recent months, and one establishment of the sort - which we will call Danfield's, because that is not precisely its name...

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Unnamed Magician
Rain Man by Unnamed Magician

Imagine: The magician and the spectator are seated together at a table. The magician introduces a deck of cards and spreads it face up to show that all the cards are different. After this, he turns his back to the spectator and says "I want you to generate a random number between 1 and 52. Of course, I could have you name one, but then you may think I psychologically influenced you towards a particular number or that I relied on you to think of a popular number. So to eliminate such ideas, I want you to generate a number by cutting off any amount of cards from the top of the deck and then...

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Mystic Alexandre
Fortune Teller Waits by Mystic Alexandre

A strong, original, easy, self-working, playing card method and routine where you introduce fortune teller Lucia and tell the subject she had an interesting and peculiar way of doing fortune telling readings and you'd like to show it to them. The subject will have three important choices to make leading to a baffling and mysterious conclusion.

You can convincingly point out in the presentation that a different choice would've led to a different result. That's clear. Yet the whole thing seems to have been mysteriously ordained, and the subject is blessed with a positive message.

The method...

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Gregg Webb
Triplets 10 by Gregg Webb

This volume, Volume 10, will be the last issue of Triplets. It will include Magic News including some new contacts and various pieces of magic news. Following this will be many "Thank you's" to all the people who helped me over the years.

The next essay will be a retrospective of the theories that have guided my movements of minimalism and streamlining. These go back to the 60's and 70's when every trick in every magazine ended with "lap the extra item", to end. Many other trends began with ideas that were ahead of their time. While there have been great thinkers along the way, my magic...

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Arthur Setterington
Power of Persuasion by Arthur Setterington

Setterington offers an alternative presentation theme for a mentalist who does not want to perform like a mentalist. Rather than claim you can read minds or predict the future, you are demonstrating how people can be influenced and persuaded without them knowing or feeling influenced.

What is "Power of Persuasion"?

P.O.P. . . . is a lecture/demonstration, using simple items, which can be carried in a brief-case.

P.O.P. . . . is a fresh approach to mentalism, which blows away the cobwebs of the past, eschewing the supernatural or prenatural, making it acceptable to modern audiences. ...

★★★★★ $10
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Edgar Jepson & Robert Eustace
The Tea-Leaf by Edgar Jepson & Robert Eustace

The death-causing method is ingenious. A lesson in applied science. It is such a fascinating method that the basic idea has subsequently been copied by other authors.

Two former friends, who had a falling out and now hate each other, meet in a Turkish bath. A verbal altercation ensues. One exits and goes to the shampoo room and the other is found dead. No weapon is found and the possibility to smuggle in and out a weapon has been ruled out by the available evidence. The living man, the apparent criminal, is charged with murder and it takes the genius of the victim's daughter to prove him...

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Ross Tayler & Fraser Parker
Rapture by Ross Tayler & Fraser Parker

"Ross and Fraser are on the cutting edge with their avant-garde approach to Modern Mentalism" - Peter Turner

Rapture is Ross and Fraser's debut 2 DVD disc set containing some of their best work and is now available as a download. Featured are live performances and in-depth explanations of some of Ross and Fraser's favorite utility methods from their previous releases as well as never-before-seen material. These methods will allow you to read the minds of your participants effortlessly and in a way that will make what you do appear real.

Principles taught include Ross's "Double-Think re-frame",...

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Mark Leveridge
Inside Job by Mark Leveridge

A small envelope with a hole cut from its address side is examined. A deck of blank-faced cards is then freely displayed and one blank card is openly slid into the envelope which is left in view.

From a regular deck, a spectator touches the back of any card. Let's say it is the 6C. This card is waved over the envelope and when the previously blank card is slid out it is seen to have now printed itself to match the selected 6C.

1st edition 2023, video 8:38.

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Liam Montier
Thunk! by Liam Montier

A dozen effects. Six of the effects have been routined together into two mini 'sets', making them an ideal act of card magic for when somebody just hands you a deck of cards. Everything uses just a regular deck, and no complicated sleights or moves - everything is well in the range of magicians familiar with the Double Lift, Elmsley Count, etc.

Set 1

Poker Face - A 'Derren Brown' style poker demonstration concludes with a startling production.

WWBD - Four Aces are impossibly cut to from a topsy turvy deck, before everything straightens itself out. The most direct handling possible. ...

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Victor Farelli
Lend Me Your Pack by Victor Farelli

Novel experiments with borrowed cards.

Excerpt from the foreword by Edward Bagshawe:

Although Mr. Farelli has written comparatively little on conjuring—probably under 100,000 words—it may safely be said that his name has become known to magicians all over the English-speaking world. This can be attributed to the exceptional value of the material he has contributed to Magical Literature, and also to the thorough practicability of the effects and methods he has dealt with.

In the present book he has devoted himself to the explanation of effects, all of which can be performed with a borrowed pack,...

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Charles Dickens
Strange Hands at Cards by Charles Dickens

This article about highly unusual and uncommon hands at Whist and Poker as reported in the press was written by Charles Dickens for his publication All the Year Round. It includes a reformatted as well as a facsimile version of the article.

1st edition 1876; PDF 8 pages.

★★★★★ $2.99
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Ian Baxter
Simplicity Aces Comeback by Ian Baxter

A new approach to the Stewart James classic Simplicity Four Ace Trick.

First appearing in print in Ralph W. Hull's book More Eye Openers, Jean Hugard wasted no time in grabbing it for Encyclopedia Of Card Tricks; it also ended up in John Northern Hilliard's mammoth book Greater Magic, along with a number of other texts as well.

The straightforward plot involves the four Aces of the pack assembling in one heap, following a careful separation from other cards. Economy of movement is top of the list here, buoyed by an absence of sleights and very easy moves. Within reach of any card handler, beginner or expert.

And now, years down the track, Ian Baxter offers this...

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Mystic Alexandre
Whispers of the Stygian Veil by Mystic Alexandre

In darkness deep, a chart does lie,
"Whispers of the Stygian Veil" by and by.
Penned by the Devil's cunning hand,
Wisdom you must strive to understand.

Cast the die into the abyss,
And await, the Devil's kiss.
Each outcome, a secret, sealed and true.
The Devil's advice, just for you.

With bated breath, as dice doth land,
Await the counsel, Devil's hand.
For in these "Whispers," deep and grave,
Lie devilish knowledge, for the brave.

Prepare for wisdoms to unveil,
From the haunting "Whispers of the Stygian Veil."

Unearth the Devil's own advice especially for you with every...

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Dr. John D. Bain
Card Magic: a Svengali Deck Routine by Dr. John D. Bain

The Svengali deck of cards is a specially prepared deck of playing cards (Poker-sized or Bridge-sized) that can be used by magicians or entertainers to perform various tricks. The deck and the tricks performed with it are assisted by its unique design and require almost no skill. It is based on a very old principle of entertaining deception and confidence game manipulation.

The cards of the deck can be flipped or riffled to create the illusion that the deck is completely ordinary. It can even be apparently mixed and shuffled. The trick involves a spectator choosing a card from the deck and...

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Herbert-Martin Paufler
Magie Magnete Motoren by Herbert-Martin Paufler

Paufler, von Beruf Ingenieur, war ein Meister der szenischen Mikromagie. Er war einer der Ersten die Elektronik in die Methodik der Zauberkunst einfließen ließen. Diese Publikation ist daher eine der wenigen Zauberpublikationen in denen man elektronische Schaltungsdiagramme findet. Für den Elektronikbegeisternden ist es eine wahre Schatztruhe.

Auszug aus dem Vorwort von Hans Marian:

Dieses Buch ist magisches Neuland! Sein Wert wird wahrscheinlich erst nach Jahren oder gar Jahrzehnten voll erkannt und gewürdigt werden, denn es eilt mit seinen genialen Grundideen der Zeit weit voraus....

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L. T. Meade & Robert Eustace
The Mystery of the Circular Chamber by L. T. Meade & Robert Eustace

Strange deaths have occurred at the Castle Inn. In total three unexplained fatalities. The last death was the one of Archibald Wentworth. The well-to-do sleuth John Bell is investigating. Despite being strongly discouraged, Bell sleeps in the haunted chamber and thereby solves the supernatural mystery and explains it with science and common sense.

1st edition 1898, PDF 17 pages.

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Rufus Steele
Card Tricks You Will Do by Rufus Steele

This is a collection of self-working and very easy card effects. Rufus Steele has released several other publications along this line. Check them out.

Excerpt from the foreword:

Tricks with a pack of cards afford one of the easiest and most interesting forms of entertainment in existence. They are amazing and mysterious to those who witness them, yet they are within the ability of everyone.

The idea that long practice and exceptional skill are necessary in the performance of card tricks is erroneous. Some of the cleverest and most bewildering tricks are made possible by the use of...

★★★★ $7
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D. Angelo Ferri
Unknown Slydini by D. Angelo Ferri

Slydini's major routines take a lot of time to learn. But Slydini wanted his students to be able to go out and perform magic sooner to work on the performance and presentational aspects of their magic. To enable this he would teach his students from time to time smaller tricks which one could learn quicker but which often still incorporated one or the other of his fundamental principles of magic. This is a collection of these smaller tricks Slydini taught Dennis. They are a great gateway into the magic of Slydini because they do not require large commitments of time and effort to be mastered, yet they...

★★★★★ $25
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Liam Montier
#Boom! by Liam Montier

A collection of ten astonishing tricks, all done with a regular deck and basic card magic knowledge. Everything is nicely photo illustrated.

Hi-Jack! - A goofy prediction turns into a deadly one-two punch of visual changes.

Peach! - Check out this brand new take on the classic 'Princess Card Trick', that ends with you revealing the actual thought of card, and then changing all the others to Aces.

Chip-Shot! - A reworked multi-phase Daley's Last Transposition routine, routined as a 'follow the leader' and wrapped up in a gambling presentation, featuring a top-secret handling for the...

★★★★★ $12
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Jon Racherbaumer
Virtual Visitations by Jon Racherbaumer

Diving into double-back transits.

  • Jennings' Visitor: The spectator selects a card and the performer places it between two black Queens. The card becomes restless and upon command leaves the black Queens and is found face-up between two red Queens. Upon command, once again the card jumps from the red Queens back between the black Queens. The selected card may be initialed.
  • The Visitor Sans Deck / Dave Solomon: Four Kings and four Jacks are removed from the deck. The Kings and Jacks are separated into two fours of a kind and are placed as two packets on the table. A spot card is selected from the...
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