Tony has managed to hold onto this and the two sleights which follow for many years - none have ever appeared in print. This vanish is universally applicable like the Revolve Vanish, and I'm sure it will quickly find its way into many of your routines.

You must be seated at a table opposite-the audience. The fingers of your palm-down left hand rest on I he table in front of your left shoulder, while your palm-up right hand (at the table edge) holds it coin by its edges between thumb and second finger (fig. 666). Note that the coin is broadside toward the audience.

Begin turning your body to the left. As your body turns both hands start to move: your left hand rises, turning palm up and moving about four inches beyond the table edge; your right hand turns palm toward you (the back of your hand toward the audience - figs. 667 and 668 show two stop-action views).

At the precise moment that your right hand is in the position shown, when the coin is concealed from the audience by the back of your hand, simply drop it into your lap (fig. 669). Without pausing your right hand moves over your left hand and pretends to place the coin (which has already been lapped) into it (fig. 670).

Immediately tilt your right palm up toward the audience and close your left fingers into a fist (fig. 671). Wave your right hand over the closed fist a few times, then slowly open it revealing the vanish (fig. G72).

That's basically what happens, though there are a few more technical points that add to the deceptiveness. It's very important that your body turns and both hands move to the left simultaneously. It sounds strange to say this, but you communicate the intention of movement to the left, and that is imparted to the coin. In other words, because oil of you is moving to the left you give the impression that the coin is also moving to the left. Once you attain that ability of transferring the intention of movement to the coin you've accomplished half the illusion.

There's also an attention shift that occurs midway through the move. You can break the sleight into two parts -the display of the coin and the placing of it into your left hand. In the first part all attention is on your right hand and the coin, while your left hand is ignored. In the second part you turn to the left, raise your left hand and turn it palm up, and turn your right hand palm toward you. Your shift of attention to your left hand and its movement will pull all eyes away from your right hand. Its slight palm-toward-you turn will go unseen.

Finally, you must NOT break your right hand's action into two separate movements. It turns palm toward you and drops the coin as it's already moving to the left. Done without pauses the secret drop is indetectable.

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Fundamentals of Magick

Fundamentals of Magick

Magick is the art and practice of moving natural energies to effect needed or wanted change. Magick is natural, there is absolutely nothing supernatural about it. What is taught here are various techniques of magick for beginners. Magick is natural and simple and the techniques to develop abilities should be simple and natural as well. What is taught on this site is not only the basics of magick, but the basics of many things.

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