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Science often appears like magic. Even some small physics or chemical experiment can be utterly baffling. Same is true with math. Some of the best self-working magic tricks have a mathematical foundation at heart. That is why particularly in the past magicians were often exhibiting the latest advances in science and technology as entertainment. For example, Robert-Houdin's "Heavy and Light Chest" was a simple application of an electromagnet. The projection of images and later moving images was mostly done by magicians in the early days of photography and film.

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    Scripted #17: Ognib by Larry Brodahl    Sub Rosa 13 by Werner Miller    Math Miracles by Wallace Lee    E-Z Square 8 by Werner Miller    E-Z Square 7 by Werner Miller    Day For Any Date for the Million by Federico Ludueña    Comedy Coin Prediction by Devin Knight    Melencolia by Dr. Hans-Christian Solka    Mostly Perfect / Perfectly Possible: Combo by Michael Daniels    Perfectly Possible by Michael Daniels    Why A Magic Square Should Not Be A Magic Square by Unknown Mentalist    Ask Pythagoras by Robin Gillett    Introduction to Non-Transitive Gambling Bets for Magicians by Bruce Carlley    Pyramid Prophecies by Nick Conticello    Fun With Magic by George Brunel    Chemical Magic by V. E. Johnson    The Human Equation by Marc Paul    SUCD: Some Unusual Chemical Demonstrations by Richard Paddon    Proof by Ian Kendall    E-Z Square 6 by Werner Miller    Transparent Prediction: print and perform 2 by George Marchese    E-Z Square 5 by Werner Miller    Build Your Own Psychic Calculator by Shawn Evans    Day One by Scott Cram    E-Z Square 4 by Werner Miller    E-Z Square 3 by Werner Miller    Mostly Perfect by Michael Daniels    All Roads Lead To Rome: exploration of an unusual magic method by Chris Wasshuber    Patterns of Perfection Revisited by Sam Dalal    911 Summing by Chris Wasshuber    Reversal Plus by Michael Daniels    Top Secrets by Terri Rogers    More Secrets by Terri Rogers    Secrets: The Original Magic of Terri Rogers by Terri Rogers    Ear Marked by Werner Miller    Rubik Notes by Mark Elsdon    E-Z Square 2 by Werner Miller    E-Z Square 1 by Werner Miller    The Amazing Magic Square and Master Memory Demonstration by Orville Wayne Meyer    Nine by Philemon Vanderbeck    The Ultimate Magic Square (That's Magic) by Chris Wasshuber    The Ultimate Magic Square (King of Hearts) by Chris Wasshuber    Magical Experiments by Arthur Good

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Scripted #17: Ognib

Larry Brodahl

Scripted #17: Ognib by Larry Brodahl"Ognib" is "Bingo" in reverse, is a method also known under the name "Magic Matrix" (see Martin Gardner).

A complete script, handling, and a spreadsheet calculator. Handlings included for stage, parlor and impromptu.

The magician shows a handful of printed numeric grids. The magician then has 4 spectators decide on one of the grids. Using the chosen grid, they then pick 4 numbers from the grid. The 4 numbers that were chosen - when added together - totals up to the previously predicted total.

Any number can be forced!

Well, the author of How To Write A Script shows how he used his methodology to write 3 different...

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Sub Rosa 13

Werner Miller

Sub Rosa 13 by Werner MillerAmong other effects, Werner Miller explores the old age cards trick and stretches it into new and so far unexplored directions including versions where the spectator is allowed to lie.
  • Leporello
  • Ternary Number Compass
  • Binary Number Compass
  • Binary Card Compass
  • Binary Card Cube
  • Aside From Binary and Ternary
  • Extensions
  • OWLright
  • Four Questions
  • Seven Questions
  • Four Ins, One Out
  • Off-Form Psychic
  • No Milk Today
  • ESPiatnik
  • Do You Play Cards?
  • Lady First
  • amBiguous
  • Instant Sudoku
  • Swindle Sudoku II
  • 2ZZ

1st edition 2018, 44 pages.

2018 / 2 / 11
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Math Miracles

Wallace Lee

Math Miracles by Wallace LeeThis is a wonderful book covering several classic math based tricks, such as magic squares, day for any date (calendar calculations), and also several uncommon ones. It also includes the first publication of the Fitch Cheney Five Card Trick under the effect name "Telephone Stud".
  • Preface
  • I Cryptesthesia
  • II The Magic Square
  • III Mnemonics With Figures
  • IV Spelling The Cards
  • V Bank Night With Seven Cards
  • VI Some Odd Formulas
  • VII New Dresses For Old Tricks
  • VIII Fakerithmetic
  • IX Multiplying On The Fingers
  • X Mind Reading At The Blackboard
  • XI Match Puzzle
  • XII Spelling Thoughts
  • XIII Casting Out The Nines
  • XIV Telephone...
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E-Z Square 8

Werner Miller

E-Z Square 8 by Werner MillerEven more magic squares with playing cards.

1st edition 2017; 12 pages.

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E-Z Square 7

Werner Miller

E-Z Square 7 by Werner MillerEven more effects with magic squares.

1st edition 2017; 13 pages.

2017 / 12 / 2
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Day For Any Date for the Million

Federico Ludueña

Day For Any Date for the Million by Federico LudueñaProviding the weekday for a given date has never been easier. Day For Any Date for the Million selects ideas from different methods to achieve a synthesis that renders a difficult process absolutely simple. The inclusion of a prop that can be accommodated on the back of a business card does away with the cumbersome and numerous steps that were usually necessary.
"The Day For Any Date is a classic effect that warrants the best methods available. Federico provides them with an innovative prop and clear instructions on how to succeed with accuracy, quickness and ease. The result is a comfort...
2017 / 10 / 25
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Comedy Coin Prediction

Devin Knight

Comedy Coin Prediction by Devin Knight
"I just got this today, it's great! Sometimes, the simple tricks are the best. I've already shown it to some people, and it really DOES get a big laugh. Thanks!" - Dave D.
Effect: Here is a very novel comedy close-up prediction effect that your spectators haven’t seen before. Almost everyone carries a cell phone nowadays, and most all of the cell phones have a calculator. Tell your spectator that you have made a prediction and that it is contained inside a small coin envelope. Tell him the envelope contains some coins that will predict a number he will create at random, from a number...
2017 / 7 / 18
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Melencolia

Dr. Hans-Christian Solka

Melencolia by Dr. Hans-Christian SolkaThe date 1514 A.D. actually means something to you? It's possible to instantly construct that kind of magic square on the backside of a business card and hand it out as giveaway. I love the method because of its simplicity. Even better: once learned the method is impossible to forget!
  • Works with any magic sum greater 33 or with the century and year numbers of any named year.
  • The magic square is balanced.
  • The numbers are in sequence. There are no duplicate numbers.
  • The magic sum can be obtained in up to 68 different ways.
  • Extremely simple calculations and memory work.
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Mostly Perfect / Perfectly Possible: Combo

Michael Daniels

Mostly Perfect / Perfectly Possible: Combo by Michael Daniels
2016 / 12 / 8
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Perfectly Possible

Michael Daniels

Perfectly Possible by Michael DanielsIn this sequel to his 2011 ebook Mostly Perfect, Michael Daniels presents a new 'Instant Magic Square' method that makes the effect even easier to perform.

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Performer instantly creates a 4x4 Magic Square for any total freely chosen by the spectator. The total can be obtained from the magic square in at least 36 different ways.

  • Completely impromptu. No set-up, gimmicks, or cribs.
  • New, improved method - minimal memory and the simplest of calculations.
  • Suitable for close-up or stage performances.
  • Produces elegant magic squares.
  • Can be immediately repeated for different totals.
  • Includes a...
2016 / 12 / 8
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Why A Magic Square Should Not Be A Magic Square

Unknown Mentalist

Why A Magic Square Should Not Be A Magic Square by Unknown MentalistThe owners of Square Thrills can get this ebook for half price.

This is not about construction of a magic square. This is about presenting and representing a magic square in such a manner that the audience cannot uncover your secrets by doing a simple search on the internet, which is what is happening to most of the magic square routines these days.

5 solutions for alternative presentations/representations for a magic square are provided along with some bonus ideas.

A novel and self working routine is included which uses the magic square principles in a clever and unconventional manner but does not...

2016 / 7 / 25
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Ask Pythagoras

Robin Gillett

Ask Pythagoras by Robin GillettThe performer selects a participant from the audience (no stooges, no pre-show) who is asked to think of a significant date in his/her life (nothing is written down nor told to anyone).

The participant divides three numbers into the thought of date and the performer interprets the results as Pythagoras (the Father of Numerology) would have to reveal aspects of the participant's past, present, and future. Then, he surprises every one by revealing the thought of date!

This is one of several presentations described in this e-book, including one contributed by the Unknown Mentalist. The method is a sophisticated...

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Introduction to Non-Transitive Gambling Bets for Magicians

Bruce Carlley

Introduction to Non-Transitive Gambling Bets for Magicians by Bruce CarlleyBruce Carlley is going to show you a number of games that the magician or gambler plays against a spectator one on one. The spectator gets a free choice of the objects that are used in the gambling game. (Some games use cards, dice, pieces of paper, spinners, etc.) For example, say the spectator has a choice of four dice. Spectator picks one die and the magician picks one die. Each rolls their die, and the high number wins. Whoever wins a best of 12 game match wins the game. Unfortunately for the spectator, the magician will almost always win the match. The probability will ALWAYS be in the...
2015 / 10 / 17
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Pyramid Prophecies

Nick Conticello

Pyramid Prophecies by Nick ConticelloFrom the introduction:
This ebook is a bit of a departure for me. The material is mathematical, but it need not be performed with playing cards. It can be performed with pencil and paper close-up, or with a blackboard or a dry-erase white board in platform or stage settings. Thus it can be employed in situations when the use of playing cards would be inappropriate. However, I will describe these effects with playing cards as that is how I use them.

The basic idea is that the performer predicts the sum of a seemingly random array of cards or numbers. The spectator has quite a bit of control...

2015 / 8 / 13
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Fun With Magic

George Brunel

Fun With Magic by George BrunelAmusing Experiments in Physics, Chemistry and Geometry

The title is a little bit misleading, because there are no real magic tricks in this book, at least not the kind that a magician would assume. It is essentially a book of 'kitchen' science experiments. Some of these experiments can of course be presented like a magic trick. But the majority of them are simply interesting or surprising science experiments which can be done at home with a little bit of preparation.

From the preface:

The sole aim of this little book, aside from its purposes as a source of profitable pastime, is to...
2015 / 7 / 12
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Chemical Magic

V. E. Johnson

Chemical Magic by V. E. JohnsonThis ebook describes a host of chemical experiments which can be presented as magic tricks or surprising science experiments. It is a reproduction of an old book and therefore some of these experiments require exotic chemicals, some of which are toxic or can be harmful in many other ways. If you intend to replicate any of these experiments you must follow all laws and regulations and you are on your own in terms of any liabilities. We are reproducing this book for historic and information purposes.

Contents:

  • Wine and water and other transmutations of liquid colors
  • Disappearing and reappearing...
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The Human Equation

Marc Paul

The Human Equation by Marc PaulWhen this idea popped into my head I could not wait to try it out. I had a show the very next day and put this routine in. It was a storming success. You will not find any new methods here, although the principles in use are very well hidden. What you will find is a concept and presentation that I think is VERY special.

Recently thoughts regarding my own act have turned to making the whole performance more of an experience for EVERYONE in the audience. Performers who use any Q&A routine know that one of the appeals of such a routine is that it is a "Macro" effect. In other words everyone...

2014 / 11 / 8
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SUCD: Some Unusual Chemical Demonstrations

Richard Paddon

SUCD: Some Unusual Chemical Demonstrations by Richard PaddonThis ebook describes how to make ten of the most interesting chemical reactions possible. From liquids that change colour as they are mixed, liquids that apparently read minds or have feelings, to spectacular glowing reactions. The explanations and science behind some reactions are also offered.

Contents

  • Safety First
  • Introduction
  • Water - Ink - Wine: Water poured from a jug changes into different coloured liquids (water, ink and wine). These then change colour as they are mixed.
  • The Blue-Bottle Reaction: Each time a sealed bottle of a clear, colourless liquid is shaken, the liquid changes...
2014 / 8 / 30
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Proof

Ian Kendall

Proof by Ian KendallProof is a collection of strange mathematical proofs where you can show, convincingly, that things are not always what they seem. To most people, the idea that 'minus one' is equal to 'one' might sound barmy, or that Pi=2, or 4, or that 4=5, but that is what you will be able to prove with this video.

Ian has been using some of these diversions for well over thirty years, and he can attest to how much fun they are to demonstrate. They are not 'performance pieces' - by that he means that they would not fit into a traditional magic show, but as an impromptu moment of strange, they are perfect....

2014 / 5 / 25
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E-Z Square 6

Werner Miller

E-Z Square 6 by Werner MillerThis will most likely be Werner Miller's last installment in his E-Z Square series. In this ebook he revisits several of the routines he published before, but finds ways to simplify them further or structure them in a cleaner and clearer way. He does that with a Birthday Square, a routine involving a measuring tape, and magic squares using cards.

As a bonus Werner includes several magic square puzzles.

1st edition 2013; 15 pages.

2013 / 6 / 23
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