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Deception | Subterfuge | Street Magic by DanielMadison

PAGE 02 INTRODUCTION TO two


PAGE 03 ECCENTRIC TOURIST A Machiavellian sting appearance
PAGE 04 BLAZE 1 An intense single-card voodoo effect
PAGE 06 BLAZE 1.1 A variation of Blaze 1
PAGE 07 BLAZE 1.2 A variation of Blaze 1
PAGE 09 BLAZE 1.3 A variation of Blaze 1
PAGE 10 BLAZE 2 Another intense single-card voodoo effect
PAGE 11 BLAZE 3 A voodoo revelation
PAGE 12 GRAFFITI 2 A crap revelation followed by a bewildering surprise
PAGE 13 SOME BAD HAT HENRY A deck vanish in some bad hat
PAGE 14 FUKINACES A marvel of a 4-ace revelation
PAGE 15 ONE A single card switch
PAGE 16 THROUGH Card thru anything
PAGE 17 PROPHECY A mentalism effect with a twist
PAGE 18 STIGMATA 2 An eerie revelation
PAGE 19 BREAKOUT A reputation making coin effect
PAGE 20 REPOCKET Card to participants pocket
PAGE 21 EXECUTION A torn & vanished & restored card effect
PAGE 22 ANGLE ZERO Corner Torn to anywhere
PAGE 23 RE-MATCH Corner Torn Transposition

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An introduction to TWO
Magicanywherecanbelifechangingitburnsdeeperthananystoryorweeklyexperience.Inmypractice,inthestreet,initsnature,magicbreathes
lifelongmemoriesfordailyfolkhereiswheremagicbirthslegends,andhereIwriteforyou,someofthehardhittingtechniquesIusethroughoutmy
streetperformancesinhopethatyoucanfindinspiration,withinanidea,withinaconcept,withoutcareforjudgment,orforwhatmagicis.Astranger
withadeckofcardswillleaveoneoftwomemorieswithhisvictims

1. Thatwassomegoodmagic
2. ThatguywasFingincredible

IknowwhichIprefer.Anybodywithmoneycanbeamagician:logon,browseforashop,buysomecardsandayoucandomagic!book.HeyFing
presto,anotherboywithadeckofcards.Instreetmagic,theruleschange,youcanhave10yearsor10daysexperience,withouttheshowmanship
skills,youllfallintocategory1,andthatsnottosaythatittakes10yearstosharpenonesskillsinshowmanship.Aperformerinmagicwillpractice
foreverasingletechniqueyetneverachieveitsdesiredimpact,simplybecausethatpracticetimeshouldbeequallydividedbetweenthemethod,and
theperformance. Yourperformancecantbelearntthroughanybook,onlyfromwithinyou.
Whenyoulearnatrick,blackoutthepatterandcreateyourown.Imsurethefollowingeffectshavebeenexploredbefore,butnoneinmyway,and
thatsthekey,youcanperformthesameeffect3timesindifferentwaysandthespectatorwillbenonethewiser.HowmanycopiesofBlainehaveyou
seenintheindustry?ThefactthatwerememberthemasBlaineduplicatesiswhywefailtorecalltheiractualnamesandthesamereasontheyfallinto
category1. Berememberedforyourname.Notforwhatyoudo.
IvebeentoeverycornerofmagiconlytosettlebackwhereIbegan. Youcantrunfromwhoyouare
Letsdosomestreetmagic

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WARNING: These notes contain effects which require self-made gimmicks. Some of these gimmicks require the use of fire through the medium of a lighter or
matches. I do not advise anybody below the age of 16 to create such gimmicks by the suggested means and do advise all who wish to create such gimmicks to do so
with absolute care. Those below the age of 16 who wish to create these gimmicks in such a suggested method must ask a responsible adult to do so for them. I do
not take any responsibility for any damage caused whatsoever as a result of attempting to create such a gimmick. Fire kills and is a dangerous element, please use
your knowledge and take absolute care if you do chose to create these gimmicks. For those who choose to create these gimmicks, please do so in an open and well-
aired area where no flammable substances are, i advise that these gimmicks are created above a bucket or container full of water and that a fire extinguisher is close
by. After creating the gimmicks, please ensure for your own safety that the lighter or matches have been fully extinguished before concluding the creation. Check
out www.FireSafety.com for further helpful fire regulations.
Eccentric Tourist: A Machiavellian sting appearance
ThePerformerdribblestheplayingcardstoasurfaceuntiltheparticipantcallsSTOP
Thelowercardisshownastheselectedcard
Thecardsareshuffledanddribbledagain,theparticipantisaskedtocallstop
Thestoppedatcard(4D)isnottheselectedcard,thispacketisplacedaside(faceup(4Dshowing.))
Theremainingcardsaredribbledtothesurface,onceagainuntiltheparticipantcallsstop
Thestoppedatcardisnottheselectedcard
Attentionisdrawntothefaceuppacket,wherethe4Hhasnowbecometheselectedcard.
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THISEFFECTISBASEDONTHEOLDCLASSIC ACARDFURTHEROR TRAVELLINGSTRANGER. THISEFFECTISABSOLUTELYIMPROMPTU
ANDCANBEPERFORMEDWITHANYDECKOFCARDS.

1 Aftershufflingthecards,dribblethemtoatableorsurfaceinamessyfashion,askingtheparticipanttocallSTOP.
Showthecardstoppedat(thelowercardoftheremainingheldcards.)
2 Oncethecardhasbeenshown,dribbletheremainingcards,onceagain,inamessyfashion.Asyoudoso,inch
the selected card closer to you leaving it protruding further causing a much bigger gap in the deck. As you
dribbled in a messy fashion from the set, it will be much acceptable that you do so after a card has been
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selected. The messy cards will insinuate a more tricky situation for one to locate a specific card. Image 01
exposesthestyleyoushouldleavethecardsin. (thelowerhalfhasbeenturnedfaceupfortheexposedexample
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onlytoilluminatethebreak.)
3 Gather the cards lifting at the convenient break instantly cutting the upper half to the table positioning the
selectedcardatthebottomofthedeck,cuttheremainingcardsonceagainsuggestingthatallinplayisafurther
mix of the cards. Take the whole deck and shuffle retaining the selected card at the bottom of the deck. For
further clarity you can cop the card away and offer the deck to the participant for a shuffle returning the card
afterwards.Youcouldalsocrimpthecardandofferthewholedeckforshufflingifyouwishtodoso.
4 DribblethecardstothesurfaceaskingtheparticipanttocallSTOP.Theselectedcardwillnowbethefirstcardto
land on the surface. Show the card stopped at. As the participant claims that this is not their card, take the
remainingpacket(inhand)andplaceonthesurfacetotheleftof the dribbled cards at an offset angle as in
Image02.Drawattentiontothewrongcardi.e. The4Disntyourcard?
5 Takethedribbledcardsandsquareup,asyoudoso,copawaythebottomcardImage03exposesthis. Withthe
cophand,straightenupthefaceupdeckdumpingtheselectedcardontop,faceup Image04. Atthe same
time as doing this, begin to dribble the remaining cards asking the participant to call STOP. Is this one your
card? Astheparticipantsaysno,staysilentandstill,iftheydonotdiscovertheircardintheirown time, simply
still,andpointtothecard. End. IMAGE04
Blaze 1: An intense single-card voodoo effect IMAGE05
Theparticipantselectsanyplayingcardtherestofthedeckisputaside
Theparticipantisaskedtoinspecttheplayingcard.Thecardisthenplacedintheparticipantspalm
Theperformerholdshishandoverthecard(nottouching.)Theparticipantbeginstofeelaburningintheirhandasifthecard
isonfire
Theperformermoveshishandawaytorevealaholeburntthroughtheplayingcard

THISEFFECTREQUIRESGREATSLEIGHTOFHANDANDEVENBETTERSKILLSOFMISDIRECTION,AGIMMICKCARDISREQUIRED,HERESHOWTO
MAKEIT

Making the Gimmick


1 Takeseriousnotofthewarningonpage2. Takeaplyingcardandcutaholeinthemiddle(approx1cmx1cm.)
2 Usingalighteroramatch,burntheedgesofthecutouthole,oncedone,theplayingcardwillbewarped. IMAGE06
3 Leavetheplayingcardtrappedbetweentwobooksorinsideoneunderaheaveweightovernightoratleastafewhours.
Thiswillironthewarp.
Image05showsthefinalproduct

THISEFFECT,ALTHOUGHCLASSED(BYME)ASASTREETMAGICEFFECT,RELIESONMETHODSUSEDBYMENTALISTS,INTHATTHEMISDIRECTION
MUST BE PURELY NATURAL ALONGSIDE THE USE OF PARTICIPANT CONDITIONING SO THAT THE CARD IS SIMPLY NOT LOOKED AT. A
STRONGLEVELOFTRUSTANDRAPPORTISIMPERATIVEDUETOTHENATUREOFTHEEFFECT,THISONEISBESTPERFORMEDONEONONE. IMAGE07

1 PlacetheburntcardtothebottomofthedeckanditsduplicatefromthedeckinyourbestforcingpositionForcethe
cardusingamethodinwhichtheparticipantremovesthecardfromthedeckasopposedtoleavingitinthedeckas
withadribbleforce.
2 Astheforcedcardisremoved,coptheburntcardfromthedeckandyouplacethedeckasideorinyourpocket.
3 Taketheselectedcardfromtheparticipantwithyourfreehandandaskthemtoholdouttheirhand(palmup,)atthis
point,bringthetwocards togethersothattheselectedcardcoverstheburntcard. Images06&07showthisaction.
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Flipbothcardsfacedownandholdthemfromabove. Copawaythelowercardleavingtheburntcardinhand.Asthe
cardisheldfromabove,theparticipantwillnotseethebunthole. Images08&09showthecopandhowthegimmick
cardshouldbeheld
4 Place the burnt card inthe participantshand keeping your hand above it blockingthe view of the burnt hole. At this
point,Iusuallykeepthecoppedcardinmyhandandholdontotheparticipantsarmwithit.IfIamsurrounded,Iwill
reach into my pocket to dump the card and retrieve a lighter as part of the patter I would recommend this method
regardlessofsurroundingsforobviousreasons.
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5 Usethepowerofsuggestion
Ineedyourfullattention,standstraight,lookrightintomyeyesandfeeleverywordIsay

Providingyouhavetheirfullattention,youcanmomentarilymoveyourhandfromthecardwithagesturebeforereturningitbacktoshadethe
cardyouneedtogetthemcomfortablewithyoumovingawayfromthecardimplyingthatyouarenothidinganything.

Iwantyoutoimagineaburningsensationinyourhand,imaginethatyouhavethepowertogenerateastrongheatinyourhandEvenif
youthinkthisisrubbishyoullstillfeelsomeheatinyourhandsimplybecauseofthesuggestion,buteventhataloneisquiteweirdBut
letstakethisasfaraswecanImaginethecardisonfire! Youcanfeeltheheatunderthecardbecomingmoreandmoreintense

90%ofthetimetheparticipantwillreacttothisinsomeway,assoonasyounoticethesmallestimpulseofareactionmoveawayyourhandand
implytheexaggeratedreactionyourself

Ohmygosh!Itworked! (thisphraseismerelyalanguagefriendlysuggestion,ofcourse.)
Blaze 1.1: A variation of Blaze 1
Theparticipantselectsanyplayingcardandshufflesitbackintothedeck
Theparticipantsqueezesthedeckwhilstthinkingabouttheirplayingcard
Theparticipantbeginstofeelaburningintheirhand
Theparticipantsearchesthroughthedecktofindaholeburntthroughtheirselectedplayingcard

UTILISINGTHEBLAZE1GIMMICKINAMUCHEASIERANDNONCHALANTWAY THISISONEOFMYPERSONALFAVOURITES

1 Simplyleavethegimmickinthedeck,preferable2nd fromthebottom.Forcetheduplicateandhavetheparticipantreturnittothedeck,asthey
doso,youneedtocontrolittothebottomasyoushufflethedeck.
2 Copawaythebottom(selected|forcecard)asyouhandthedecktotheparticipanttoshuffle.Astheydoso,dumpthecoppedcardasyou
casuallyplacebothhandsinyourbackpockets,dothisnaturallyasyoustepbacktowatchtheshuffle.Dontworryaboutthegimmickshowing
up,dontletthemshuffletoomuch

Okay,thatsenough JustholdthedeckinbothhandsandsqueezeittightlyIwantyoutoconcentrateonyourcard,imagineyouknow
whereitisinthedeck.TakethatthoughtandthatenergycomingfromyourhandsasyousqueezethedecktighterFeeltheheatin
yourhandsandfocusonusingthatenergytoaffectthecardinsomewayOnlyyouknowthecardsoonlyyoucaneffectitCanyou
feelthat?

Canyoufeelthat?AquestionwhichwillalwaysbefollowedbyYes!
Reveal.
Blaze 1.2: Another variation of Blaze 1
Theparticipantselectsanyplayingcard,twokingsareusedtosandwichthecard
Theperformerholdsthethreecardsbetweenhisforefingerandthumbslowlyrubbingthemtogethertocreateafriction.
Thecardsarethrowntothesurfaceastheperformerpullsawayholdinghisburntfingerandthumb
Theselectedplayingcardisshowntohaveaholeburntcleanthroughit.

ANOTHERPERSONALFAVOURITE

1 Place the gimmick card on top ofthe deck, facedown. Place a pair on top, i.e. King of Spades & King of Clubs.
Forcetheduplicateonthe participant. IMAGE10

2 As they look at the card, turn the two Kings faceup ensuring that gimmick is not IMAGE11 IMAGE12
seen. Spread the cards and grip the gimmick flushbehind the lower King placing
thedeckasideasyoudoso.Obviouslymakesurethatthegimmickremainshidden.
3 Asktheparticipanttoinserttheirselectedcardbetweenthekingsfacedown.Time
forthesleight

Blaze 1.2 Pass-Sleight


Image10showsthecurrentposition,Image11showstheexposedpositionfrombelow.As
you flush the cards together, hide a break directly between the 4 cards (two above, two
below)asinImage12.Thebottomtwocardsneedtobepassedabovethetoptwo,Images
13 & 14 show this in motion. Cop away the bottom card as exposed in Image 15 as you
reachtowardtheparticipantwiththeotherthreecards.Thecoppedcardwillremainpalmed
andunseenuntiltherevelation.

4 Momentarilyandsilentlybegintorubthethreecardsslowlybetweenyourfingerand
thumb(Image16,)atthispointyoucanslightlyexposethe corners of the selected IMAGE13 IMAGE14
cardtoreassuretheparticipantthatthemiddlecardisactuallystilltheircard.
5 Sharply throw the cards to a surface and shake your hand as if burnt, then simply IMAGE15
point to the three cards unless they separated on impact revealing the burnt out
card. At this point you can dump the copped card (if you didnt manage to do so
meanwhile.)

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Afterthoughts
Itsoftenagoodideatousethis

Imnotsurethisisworking,youdothesameTakethethreecardsandslowlyrubthembetweenyourfingerandthumbuntilyoufeela
distinctiveheatWhenyoufeeltheheat,itsimportanttoletgo,youdontwanttoburnyourself.

Mostfolkwillfeeltheheatorthefearofitandwanttoletgoofthecards,iftheydonotreactinanyway,simplytakethecardsback,andcontinuewith
theacting.
Blaze 1.3: A further variation of Blaze 1
Theperformerremovesacardfromthedeckandholdsitbetweenhisclosedpalms
Afterafewmomentsofconcentration,theperformerthrowsthecarddownholdinghisburnthandsinpain
Thecardisseentohaveaholeburntthroughit.

YETANOTHERPERSONALANDVERYEASYTOPERFORMFAVOURITE
1 Placetheduplicatecardontopofthedeck.Placethegimmickcardontopofthat.Placeanyothercarontopofthat.
2 Performatriplelifttoshowtheduplicatecard,turnbackthecardsandglidethetopcardasyouremovethe2nd carddown(gimmickcard)ina
mannerthatconcealsthe holeinthecard. Image17exposestheglideandtheremovalofthecard.Image18showshowthisshouldlookto
thespectatorsandImage19ishowthecardshouldbeheld,concealingtheholeyetexposingthevalueandcleanedgesofthegimmickedcard.
3 Sidethedeckandholdthegimmickcardbetweenyourhandsinprayerposition
AlookofseriousconcentrationbeforeashriekThrowthecardstothesurface
Holdyourhandsasifburntandallowyourparticipanttoreact.

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Blaze 2: Another intense single-card voodoo effect
Theparticipantselectsanyplayingcardtherestofthedeckisputaside
Theparticipantisaskedtoinspecttheplayingcard.Thecardisthenplacedintheparticipantspalm
Theparticipantbeginstofeelaburningintheirhandasifthecardisonfire
Thecardisturnedovertorevealburnmarksonit

THIS EFFECT IS A SIMPLE OUT FOR THOSE EITHER NOT READY FOR BLAZE ONE OR NEVER IN A SITUATION TO TAKE SUCH A RISK. ONCE AGAIN, A GIMMICK CARD IS
REQUIRED,HERESHOWTOMAKEIT

Making the Gimmick


1 Takeseriousnotofthewarningonpage2. Takeaplyingcardandholdalighteroramatchtothefaceofitforafewseconds,thiswillwarpthe
playingcard.
2 Leavetheplayingcardtrappedbetweentwobooksorinsideoneunderaheaveweightovernightoratleastafewhours.Thiswillironthewarp.

1 Place the burnt card on top of the deck and its duplicate from the deck in your best forcing position Force the card using a method in
whichtheparticipantremovesthecardfromthedeckasopposedtoleavingitinthedeckaswithadribbleforce.
2 Takethecardfromtheparticipantcasuallyturningitover ItdoesntmatterthatIknowthecardthisisntoneofthosetricks
3 Performatopchangesothatyounowholdthegimmick,placethegimmickontopofthedeckandperformadoublelifttoshowthecard.
4 Turnthecardbackfacedownwhilstaskingtheparticipanttoholdouttheirhand(palmupofcourse.)Takethetopcard(gimmick)andplaceit
intheirpalm(facedownofcourse.)
UsesimilarpatterandrevelationasinBlaze1asabuilduptothefinalrevelationitsalwaysanideatodumptheduplicatecardfromthedeck
sothatthedeckcanbecheckedafterwards.

Afterthoughts
TheBlazeTwogimmickcanbeusedformanyothereffects,includingmanythathavealreadybeenpublishedbyotherperformersthatIfeelIneednot
mention.
Blaze 3: A voodoo revelation
Acardisselectedbytheparticipantandlostinthedecktheperformerrevealstheincorrectcard
Theincorrectcardisremovedandusedasamediumtofindtheselectedcard
Thewrongcardisshownbothsidesbeforebeingplacedfaceupintheparticipantshand
Theperformerasksthattheparticipantfocusonthevalueoftheirselectedcard
Thecardisturnedovertorevealtheselectedcardburntintotheback

THISEFFECTREQUIRESAGIMMICKEDCARD,HERESHOWTOMAKEIT IMAGE20

Making the Gimmick


1 Takeaplayingcardwithamarkerpenwritethevalueofanyofthefollowingplayingcardsonit2,3,5,7,J,K
(anysuit)(Image20)
2 Cutoutthemarkswithapairofscissors.(Image21)
3 Clipthiscardtothebackofanotherplayingcard(inthisexampleJS)(Image22)
4 Usingalighterormatchburnthebackofthecompletecardthroughthegapsofthecutoutcard.Thiswillleave
burnmarksintheshapeofthe cutoutcard. Thiswillwarpthegimmickedcardleavetheplayingcardtrapped IMAGE21
betweentwobooksorinsideoneunderaheaveweightovernight or at least a few hours. This will iron the
warp. Image23showsthefinalproduct
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FORTHISEXAMPLE,WESHALLUSETHEJSWITHTHE7DBURNTINTOTHEBACKOFIT.

1 Place the gimmicked card on top of the deck with the real JS on top of itH on top of it, place the 7D in your
favouriteforcing positionandforcethecard.
2 Losethe7Danywhereinthedeck. Afterafewfalseshuffles,performadoublelifttorevealtheJS,turnthisback
facedownandpointtoit thisisntyourcard?
3 Performanotherdouble,asyouturnthecardbackfacedown,glidethetopcardandslidethegimmickcardout
fromthedeckwhilstturningitfaceupatthesametimesothattheburnmarkremainsunseen.Placethedeck IMAGE23
aside.Thegimmickedcardisnowplacedfaceupintheparticipantshand.
5 Usethepowerofsuggestion

Iwantyouthinkaboutyourcard,burntheimageofyourcardontothisone,imaginethatthoughisonfire,
youcanfeeltheheatunderthecardbecomingmoreandmoreintenseetc

6 Reveal.
Graffiti Two: A crap revelation followed by a bewildering surprise
Theperformerwritesdownapredictiononaplayingcardandplacesitfacedownonthesurface IMAGE24
Acardisselectedbytheparticipantandleftprotrudingthedeck
Thepredictionisturnedoverandrevealedtobecorrect
Theparticipantistheninvitedtotaketheprotrudingcardfromthedeck,uponwhichtheyfindtheirnamewrittenonthecard

THISEFFECTWASINSPIREDBY JAY SANKYS GRAFFITI. AFTERLEARNINGHISMETHOD,IFOUNDTHATTHISNEWMETHODALLOWSYOUTO


PERFORMEVENCLEANERWITHOUTTHENEEDTODO APOCKETSWITCHASWELLASPLAYONAMUCHBETTERSTEPONEREVELATIONTHANA
SIMPLEYOURCARDWILLBERED! FANTASTIC IMAGE25
ITISQUITEIMPORTANTTHATYOUDONOTKNOWTHESELECTEDPARTICIPANT

1 Getaduplicateplayingcarde.g.4D,onthiscard,writeapredictioncarde.g.3C
2 Thebottomofthedeckshouldhavethemarked4D,thenthe3C,thentheunmarked4Dshowing(Image24)Ready?
3 Introduceyourselftotheparticipant,afterlearningtheirname,showtheunmarked4Dandclaimthathereyouwillwrite
yourprediction.Asyoumovethedeckuptowritetheprediction,glidetheunmarked4Dasin
Image25beforepullingawayhalfofthedeck(Image26)intothemiddleof the deck before
closingthecut(Image27.) Thisisdonesocasuallyandsmoothlyinoneactionasyouraisethe
deck.Thebottomcardisnowthe3C.
4 On the bottom half of the 3C, write down the participants name (Image 28,) this cannot be
seenbyanybodyatthispoint Glidethiscardbackandtakeoutthepremarked4D(Image29) IMAGE26 IMAGE27
Youcanshowthispredictiontoanyotherspectatorsbeforeplacingitfacedowntoconfirmthat
youdidactuallymarkthe4Dandnotanother card.
5 Forcethe3Conthespectatordisallowingthemtoremoveitfromthedeck,theSlipForcewill
sufficewhichallowsyoutooutjogthecard sothatthebottom&markedhalfremainsinthe
deckandunseenasImage30shows.
6 Showtheprotrudingselectionandinviteyourparticipanttoturnovertheprediction. Allowthe
reactionstosetandfadeasyouplacethedeckdown(faceup.)
7 Invitetheparticipanttotakeoutthecardforthedoubleimpactrevelation.(Image31) IMAGE28 IMAGE29

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Some Bad Hat Henry: A deck vanish in some bad hat
Acardisselected,signedandshuffledbackintothedeck
Theperformedplacesthedeckintohishatandbeginstoshakethedeckaroundinsideit
Asthedeckbouncesaroundinthehat,thecardscanbeseentoslowlyvanishleavingonlyonecard

THIS EFFECT WAS BORN FROM MY FAVOURITE CARDTO POCKET EFFECT WHICH ENDS WITH THE DECK IN THE POCKET AND THE SINGLE CARD LEFT IN HAND,IM VERY
RARELYSEENWITHOUTAHATANDTHOUGHTITONLYNATURALTHATICREATEAFEWEFFECTTOABIDEIT. ASIDETHEOBVIOUSCARDTOHAT/CARDTHRUHATANDTHAT
ONEWHEREYOUFLICKTHEHATFROMUNDERNETHANDTHESELECTEDCARDSHOOTSOUTTHISISMYFAVOUTITE

1 Controltheselectedandsignedcardtothetopofthedeck
2 Takeoffyourhatplacingittoatableorclosesurfaceithelpstoslightlytiltthehattowardyou
3 CopthedeckleavingthetopcardinhandposingasthedeckImage32showsanexposedviewofthis.
4 Instantlytakethesinglecardtothehat,placing(notdropping)inside.Asyoudothis,turnyourbodytothehatanddumpthedeckinyourback
pocket.
5 Pickupthehatwithbothhandsandshakeitquicklysothatpeoplecanseewhatappearstobethedeckbouncingaroundinside.Thetimeit
takes for their minds to adjust to see thatthere is only one card in there is the perfect timing for the revelation. It will appear that the deck
somehowvanishedinsidethehat.

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FukinAces: A marvel of a 4-ace revelation
4Acesaremixedintothedeck
Ace1:Shootsoutofthedecktobecaughtbythespectator
Ace2:Foundintheperformerspocket
Ace3:Thedeckvanishesleavingonlyonecardinhand
Ace4:Heldbythespectatorthewholetime

EVERYMAGICIANHASONE. THISISMYMOSTFAVOURITE4ACEREVELATION,IFTHISHASBEENPUBLISHEDBEFOREIOFFERMYAPOLOGIES

1 RemoveallAcesandposeashuffleofthemintothedecksecretlyretainingthemtothetopofthedeck.IusuallyuseamethodbyBrotherJohn
Hammond whereas the aces are separated in the deck, yet when flushed, they are actually pushed right through the deck to protrude at the
backwheretheyareretainedtothetop.Anycontrollingmethodwillsufficeaslongastheimpressionthattheyhavebeenshuffledintothedeck
hasbeenplaced.
2 PerformPopsybleorSnapD(fromtheLETHALDVD)oranyothertopcardrevelation.IfperformingPopsybleorSnapD,asktheparticipantto
catchthecardasitcomesout,otherwise,passtherevealedacetotheparticipanttohold.
3 Gripadoublefromaboveasyoupreparetocopawaythedeck
4 CopthedecktoyourbackpocketleavingthedoubleinhandposingasthefulldeckbringbackthetopcardfromthedeckinyourpocketAce
2Passtotheparticipanttohold.
5 Slam the 2 remaining cards into your hand as if to make the deck vanish, turn over as one card and carefully pass to the spectator to hold
instantlydrawingtheirattentiontoyourotheropenhand

Thelastacewassofastthatyoudidntevenseeit

Pointtotheacesintheirhandwherethelastacehasnowappeared.
ONE: A single card switch
Asingleplayingcardisremovedfromthedeckandshowntoeverybody
Thecardisdroppedintotheparticipantspalmfacedown
Theparticipantisaskedtonameoutloudthecardtheyareholding
Uponturningthecard,ithasbecomeadifferentcard

THIS IS BARNONMY FAVOURITE EFFECT OFALL TIME,SO SIMPLE,SO EFFECTIVE AND STRAIGHT TO THEPOINT. THISWASBREIFLYMENTIONED IN MYPREVIOUS NOTES
(ONE)ANDUNDERESTIMATEDASAPOWERFULEFFECTTOPAYCREDITTO. ALTHOUGHACERTAINKNACKISREQUIREDTOHITTHISONE,ITSDEFFINATTELYWORTHTHE
PRACTICE

1 Hold2cardsas1asinImage33(exposed)
2 LowerthecardstothepositionshowninImage34
3 Asktheparticipanttoholdouttheirhand(faceup)gesturingthesamemotionwithyourrighthand(holdingthetwocardswithyourleft.)
4 Astheydoso,withyourrighthand,breakawaythetopcardasyoucopawaytheother(Image35.) Lowerthepalmedcardtoyoursideasyou
raiseyourlefthandtodroptheswitchedcardintotheirawaitingpalm.
5 Asyouaskthemtonamethecardbeforeturningitover,dumpthepalmedcardintoyourbackpocketandawaitthereactions.

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Through: Card through anything
Acardistakenfromthedeckandacornertornfromit,thecornerisheldbytheparticipant
Thecardistakenbytheperformerandslammedontoaclosedbook,vanishingfromthehand,penetratingthroughtothemiddleofthebook
Thecornerischeckedtoprovethatthecardisnotaprearrangedduplicate
Thecorneristhentakenfromtheparticipantandslammedontopofthebook,thecornervanishes,thistimepenetratingtheentirebook

THISPRINCIPLEHASENDLESSVARIATIONSOFWHICHIMSUREYOULLDISCOVERYOUROWNPERSONALFAVOURITE. THISVERSIONOFTHISEFFECTISMYMOSTREGULARLY
PERFORMEDVERSION. YOUWILLNEEDTWOPAIROFDUPLICATESFORTHISEFFECT

PlacethefirstKDontopofthedeckandtheduplicateKDonthebottom.
1 Holdtwoduplicatestogetherandtearthecornerofbothofthemsimultaneouslycreatingaduplicatetear, leaveonecorner attachedbyafew
millimetresandtearonecompletelyoffasshowninImage36.
2 Placethefullytorncardintoanearbybookandthecornerofitunderneaththebook.Placethetorn\attachedcardtothebottomofthedeck.
3 Taketheactualcardfromthedeckandplacethistothebottomofthedeckhidingthetornduplicate.Youcaneitherforcethiscard,orsimply
showit,thenasyouraisethedeck,glidethecardasideandremovethetornduplicatehidingthetorncorner.
3 Fakethetearonthecardbeforeofferingtheparticipanttocompletetheteartokeepholdofthecorner.
4 Placethetorncardtothebottomofthedecksothatitcanbeseenbyall.
5 Classicpalmthecard(KD)fromthetopofthedeck,Image37showsanexposedviewofthis.TheKDcanbeseenbehindthetorncard.
6 DroptheKDontopofthetorncardasyoupretendtoliftinapalmingmannerthetorncardtheillusionbeingthattheKHcoversthetorncard
andtheshapeofthehandinsinuatesthatthetorncardispalmedinhand
7 Instantlyslamyourhandontothebookwhilstopeningyourfingers,thetorncardwillappeartohavevanishedandoncerevealedinsidethebook
willappeartohavepenetratedit.
8 Invitetheparticipanttocheckthematchingcorner.
9 Takethetorncornerandfakepassittotheotherhandwhereyouwillmakeitappeartohavevanished,onceagainbyslammingyourhandinto
thebookShowyourhandemptyandinvitetheparticipanttolifttheentirebook,wherethepreplantedcornercanbefoundMeanwhileyou
can dump the other corner either in your pocket or in position for yet
another vanish or to go right into either of the upcoming effects IMAGE36
Execution,orAngleZero.

Afterthoughts
Occasionally Ill be able to sneak a duplicate into somebodys bag, pocket,
briefcaseetc,thelimitsarenearendless.
If using the book method with any named page number, use your favourite
bookforcemethod.
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Prophecy: A mentalism effect with a twist
Theperformeraskstheparticipanttothinkofanyword,theperformerwritesthisworddownandclaimsthatfromathoughtof
word,hecantellwhichplayingcardtheparticipantwillpick,towhichhealsowritesdownaprediction IMAGE38
Acardisselectedbytheparticipant
Theperformerspredictionisshowntobecorrect
Theperformerthenremovesasealedenvelopefromhispocket
Theparticipantthenopenstheenvelopeandremovesthepredictedcardwiththethoughtofwordwrittenonit

BEFOREPERFORMINGTHISEFFECTYOUWILLNEEDTOPREWRITEYOURPREDICTIONCARD,EG4C. YOUWILLALSONEEDADUPLICATE4CTO
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PUTINASMALLENVELOPEUPONWHICHYOUWILLWRITEAPARTICIPANTSWORD. IMAGE38SHOWSTHESETUPNEEDEDFORTHEEFFECT(THE
PARTICIPANTDOESNOTSEETHEPADATTHISPOINTFOROBVIOUSREASONS.)

1 Oncetheparticipanthasnamedtheirword,writeitdownonthetophalfofthepadasshowninImage39.

Ifyouthoughtofthatword

Writedownthewordasyousaythis.

thatmeansyourplaying cardwillbe
IMAGE40
2 Asthe4Cisalreadywritten,fakewriteaplayingcardpredictionasyourewritethethoughtof
IMAGE41 IMAGE42
wordonceagain,thistimeonthetopoftheexposedplayingcardasinImage40. Oncedone,
manoeuvrethecardfullyintotheenvelopeandsealitallwiththethumbandforefingerholding
thepadasinImage41.
3 SlidetheenvelopetotheendofthepadasinImage42andcopintoyourpalmasinImages43
and44atthesametimeasplacingthepaper pad face down. Take the envelope to your
pocketanddumpasyouretrievethedeckofcards
4 Forcethe4Contheparticipantandinvitethemtoturnoverthepadofpaper
5 Revealthetwistasyouremovetheenvelopefromyourpocket,placeitonthetableandinvite
themtoopenit.

IMAGE43 IMAGE44
Stigmata Two: An eerie revelation
Acardisthoughtofbytheparticipant,theparticipantisaskedtogriptheperformerbythewristandthinkoftheircard,whentheyletgo,animageof
thethoughtofplayingcardslowlyappearsontheperformersskin.

THISISAMETHODTHATIHAVEBEENUSINGFORMANYYEARSNOWANDWASQUITESURPRISEDTOSEEITRELEASEDINTHEUSUSINGAMETHODTHATSOMEMAY FIND
BETTERTHANTHISONE,NONETHELESS,THEPERFORMERSIHAVEPERFORMEDTHISFORHAVEALLUSEDITATLEASTONCE,ANDMOSTHAVEKEPTITINTHEIR REPERTOIRE
ASABACKUPEFFECT. MOSTMAYFINDTHISMETHODPOOR,BUTTHESHARINGOFITISWORTHTHEREADATLEAST.

1 Thiseffectusesfakesuntan.Anywilldo.Squirtadollopontoapieceofpaperanduseamatchstickendtodipintoitandwriteaforcecardon
yourwrist.Leaveitthereforagood20minutesorhoweverlongtheproductadvisesandthenrinse.Dontcompletelycleanitortrytorubaway
atit.Iusuallyleaveitagood24hourbeforeperforming
2 Forcethecardandperform
Breakout: A reputation making coin-effect
A2coinisborrowedfromaspectator,beforeacloseupcrowd,themiddle(silver)ofthecoinispushedoutoftheouterring(gold.)
Bothhandsareshownclean

THISISJUSTASIMPLESWITCHWITHAPREBROKENCOIN. MOSTOFYOUSHOULDALREADYHAVEADECENTSWITCHANDDITCH, APOLOGIESFORTHOSEINCOUNTRIESTHAT


DONOTSTOCKSUCHABREAKABLENOMINATIONOFCOIN.

Hereshowtobreakthecoin

1 Set3or4coinssothata2coincansitcomfortablyontopsothatonlythegoldenedgesofthe2aretouchingthebasecoinsasinImage45
2 Takea5pandsititontopofthe2coinindeadcentre.(Image46)
3 Usingahammer,whackthe5pcausingtheinnerpartofthe2topopout.(Image47)
Withenoughforce,withridgesofthesilverofthecoinwillwarpenablingittoslotbackintothegoldring,iftheydont,youwillfindthattheinner
partofthecoinsitscomfortablyprotrudingthecentre,heldcorrectly,theinnerwillremainthereanduponperformance,thiswillonlygonoticed
oncetheeffectkicksin.

IMAGE45 IMAGE46 IMAGE47


Repocket: Card to participants pocket
Theperformerletshisspectatorsinonafewsleights,heshowsthemhowhepalmsacardtohispocket,hethenshowshowhewouldgetacardto
theirshirtpocketusingasimilarmethod.
Afterrevealingthemethod,theywatchthecardvanishbeforethemwhereitappearsintheparticipantsshirtpocketwithoutthemseeing.

SHOWINGYOURSPECTATORSONEOFTHEMETHODSYOUUSETOACHIEVEYOURMAGICWILLGUARANTEEYOUTHEIRFULLATTENTION,THISEFFECTDRAWSTHEMINAS YOU
EXPOSEAMETHODOFGETTINGACARDTOTHEIRPOCKET,WHILSTATTHESAMETIMECOMPLETELYOWNINGTHEMBYACTUALLYGETTINGTHECARDTOTHEIR POCKET
WITHOUTTHEMSEEINGYOUDOIT.

Thebestperformancemethodforthiseffectworkswithafrontshirtpocketorsimilarchestpocketonacoat.Youwillneedaduplicatecardforthis
effect,keepbothduplicatesontopofthedeck.

1 Takethetopcardandshowthespectatorshowyouwouldclassicpalmacard(Image48)
2 Showthemhowyouwouldpatsomebodyontheshoulderwiththishand,asyoumoveyourhandbackawayfromthemyoudrop/manoeuvrethe
cardintotheopenpocket(Image49)
3 Removethecardfromtheirpocketandshowthemthesleightagaininrealtime,butthistimepalmbothdupesandposethemasonecard
4 Once both dupes are safely in the participants pocket, remove only one of them with which you take to the deck of cards to perform your
favourite vanish. Its easy enough to just snap your fingers over the card and lift a double, Im sure you have your own adequate vanish
technique.
5 Standandpointtotheparticipantspocket.

IMAGE48

IMAGE49
Execution: A torn & vanished & restored card effect
Thecorneristornfromtheparticipantsselectedcard
Thecornerinstantlyvanishes
Theperformerslowlyliftshisnecklacefromunderhisshirttorevealthecornerattachedtoit
Thecorneristakenfromthenecklaceandinstantlyattachedbacktothetorncard

1 Tearthecorneroffofaduplicatecardandpunchasmallholeclosetotheedgeofit.Attachthiscornertoyournecklace. (Image50)
2 Placethetorncardonthebottomofthedeckandplaceitsduplicateinyourfavouriteforcingpositionforcethecard.
3 Oncereturnedtothedeck,controltheselectedcardtothetopofthedeckwhilstretainingthebottomtorncard.
4 Revealtheircardbypullingitfromthebottomofthedeckkeepingthetorncornercovered.
5 Pretendtotearoffthecornerthathasalreadygone.Asyoupretendtoholdontothetornoffcorner,performanykind ofpasstorevealthe
vanishofthecorner.
6 Withopenandcleanhands,slowlypullyournecklacefromunderyourshirttorevealtheattachedcorner.
7 Take the torn card and hold it to the corner to show that it is the exact corner, place the torn card to the top of the deck and you put your
necklacebackunderyourshirt
8 Underyourshirt(outofsight)pretendtobreakthecorneroffofthenecklaceandbringitout
9 Asyougototakethetopcard,turnthedeckfaceupandpulloutthe2nd carddown,onceagaincoveringupthecornerasinImage51
10 Asyouopenthehandthatapparentlyholdsthecorner,blowintoyourpalmtorevealthevanish,atthesametime,performacardspinwiththe
restoredcard.

IMAGE50 IMAGE51
Angle Zero: Corner Torn to anywhere
Thecorneristornfromaplayingcardandinstantlyvanishedthecornerisfoundanywheretheperformerdesires.

THIS EFFECT IS THE EXACT PRINCIPLE USED FOR EXECUTION. IN THIS CASE,THE CORNER IS PLACED SOMEWHERE AWAY FROM THE PERFORMERBEFORE THE EFFECT IS
PERFORMED,ILIKENOTHINGBETTERTOPLANTITONASPECTATOREARLYINAPERFORMANCEOREVENBEFORE IINTRODUCEMYSELF,WITHPRACTICE,YOUCANDUMPTHE
CORNERINTHEIRSHIRTPOCKETWHILSTPERFORMINGREPOCKET. YOUAREONLYLIMITEDBYYOURSELFONTHISONE.
Re-match: Corner Torn Transposition
Thecornerofaplayingcardisplacedonthesurfacefacedown
Thetorncardisshowntobethe7Handisalsoplacedfacedownonthesurface
Thecornerisshowntobeaperfectmatchbutturnedovertobeadifferentcard2S
Theperformerexplainsthathewillchangethe2Scornertothe7HtomatchthecardHefailstodoso
However,uponturningoverthe7H,thecardhasnowchangedtothe2Smatchingthecorner.

THIS IS A REAL GEM, AND AN UNEXPECTED ONE AT THAT,I SINCERELY LOVE THE MACHIAVELLIAN APPROACH TO SUCH EFFECTS. THIS IS SO SIMPLE TO PERFORM AND
GOESWITHMEEVERYWHERE. PLEASEBEARINMINDTHATTHEFOLOWINGDIALOGUEISMERELYGUILDANCE.

1 Taketwocardsandholdthemtogether,tearthemsimultaneouslythuscreatinganexacttear,youcansaveoneofthecornersforanothereffect,
butforthisoneyouwillonlyneedoneofthecorners.Inthisexample,the2Scornerisused.Itisvitalthatthevalueofthecornerisnotyet
revealed.
2 Placebothtorncardsontopofthedeckinthiscase,the2Sishiddenbehindthetorn7H.Oncethecornerhasbeenpositioned,performa
doublewiththetorncardstoshowthe7H.

Ihaveatorn7Handatorncorner

3 Turnbackdownthedoubleandplacethe2Sonthesurface,facedownasyouturnthedeckfaceuptoconcealthetoptorncard. Placethedeck
aside.

Thecornerisaperfectmatch,butunfortunatelyNotthesamecard.

4 Revealthecornerasthe2S

Andso,Iwillattempttochangethe2Scorner,intothe7H,tomatchthecard

5 Makeamagicalgestureandturnoverthecorner,shockedatyourfailure.Tryoncemore,failingagain

Oh,holdonThatsstrange

6 Turnthecardtorevealthetwist.
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