A handling variation for Jerry Sadowitz’s Ipcress.
You place a sealed envelope on the table or give it to someone
for safe-keeping. This envelope contains your prediction. You now
bring out four pieces of playing cards: one full-size card, one
three-quarter card, one half card and one quarter card. These are
placed in a row on the table and mixed. A spectator now picks one of
the four pieces. Let’s say he chooses the three-quarter card. The
envelope is opened, and the missing quarter is tipped out.
Everything can be examined.
Charcol - B:
You show the top card of the deck and insert it into the middle,
but you leave it outjogged for half of its length. From here, the
card is controlled to the top of the deck with ease!
A new diary prediction with an unexpected and humorous twist at
An easy way of folding a card under fire during an Overhand
Mind-reading and Spirit-writing with four black pieces of card.
Lie Witness 2:
A new handling for Lie Witness that first appears in MAGIC
magazine and later in my ebook Obscurities.
Witness in Your Pocket:
Two spectators each select a card. They can sign their cards if
your budget permits! You remove the two, black Jacks, place the
first selection (A) reversed between them, and then cut the sandwich
into the middle of the deck. The other selection (B) is placed on
the bottom of the deck. You raise the deck to show that the card is
really there. After a riffle, you show the bottom of the deck. The
card that was there has now gone. The deck is spread and the Jack
sandwich thumbed onto spectator B’s hand. He turns over the face
down card between the Jacks to find that, instead of card A, it is
now card B, his card. Finally, you reach into your pocket and remove
Book Test 1:
A two-person book test based on ideas of the late T.A. Waters.
Book Test 2:
Further book test adventures.
Dinner for Two:
A different handling for Roy Walton's Cannibal Cards.
Three – Way Out:
A simple three-way prediction, or three-way out. It allows you
to show your prediction as three different playing cards. I have
included a simple effect after this that uses this utility
Three – Way Trick:
A simple trick that uses the "Three-Way Out" prediction.
A quick and visual production of four Aces.
A previously marketed prediction of a randomly chosen
astrological sign. You give a spectator a prediction for safekeeping
along with a folded card - not unlike a club syllabus card. You
bring out a deck of cards and start to deal (or a spectator can
deal) - anyone can stop you at anytime. The card stopped at might be
the Seven of Clubs. The first spectator opens the folded card.
Inside, all 52 cards are randomly assigned a zodiac sign - against
the 7C might be ARIES. The spectator reveals your prediction, which
says ARIES! Finally, as an afterthought, the spectator takes the
deck and spells ARIES to find his card!
“A” but no “E”:
How to make a mountain out of a molehill ...
A spectator's signed card appears as the inner surface of a
cardboard rolled up magic wand!
Easy Flat-Pack by Cameron Francis:
Same effect simplified and without a major sleight.
I Know Three Things for Sure by Harvey Rosenthal:
A compelling and entertaining card effect where the performer
makes three statements; all of which are true. However, the third
one takes the audience completely by surprise.
Peter’s Steinway by Harvey Rosenthal:
Harvey's new handling for "Duffie on Keyboards." No piano skills