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When the right hand finishes turning over, the coins are in the opposite positions of where they should be, but the colors are in the correct positions, creating the illusion that you have merely turned your hand over to show the reverse sides of the coins (photo 134). This is a very convincing display. Reverse the move as you turn the hand palm up to the starting position.

Take the upper (C/S) coin with your left hand and place it on the table. Then bring the left hand back to right and pick up the remaining coin, replacing it C side up on the right hand in open Classic Palm as in photo 135.

Close your right hand into a fist around the coin as you remark that great magicians can cause a coin to disappear just by squeezing it.. Open your hand with the coin displayed in an open classic palm position. " Obviously, Tm not one of those magicians!"

Turn the hand palm down, curling the fingers inward and allowing the coin to fall to fingertip rest. Bring the thumb onto the coin and extend the fingers, placing the coin, copper side up into the left hand in an open finger palm position (photo 136).

Take the other coin at the right fingertips and classic palm it as you make a fist around it. This automatically turns the coin over so that the silver side is against the palm. " I'm going to let you in on a little secret. The coin doesn]t really disappear!"

Move your right hand (still closed with the coin in classic palm) to the left hand and perform Scott Runyon's Click Pass as follows. Turn your right hand palm down over the left hand, opening the fingers as you do. The back of the hand is toward the audience (photo 137). Apparently dump the second coin onto the first coin on the left fingers. Actually, classic palm the right hand's coin, and strike the left fingertips with the outer edge of your right hand. This causes the left hand coin to hop up, strike the classic palmed coin and fall back into the left hand (photo 138).

Immediately close the left hand it as if it holds both coins. (Maintain the right hand's coin in classic palm.) Turn the left fist palm down and wait a moment.

"No, the coin doesn't REALLY disappear... it just turns invisible!"

Photo 134

Photo 135

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Open your left hand by extending the fingers as the hand turns palm up (photo 139), displaying one copper coin in open finger palm. "See? One has already turned invisible!"

Pick up the "visible" coin at your right fingertips. Display it briefly as in photo 140. The base of the thumb hides the classic palmed coin and the rest of the hand is seen to be empty except for the second coin. This is the Malini Subtlety (aka Kaps Subtlety).

Photo 140

Pinch the coin up to the position shown in photo 141, copper side facing the audience.

You'll make this second coin invisible by using the Colombini False Transfer. The coin is at the right fingertips, the back of the right hand facing the audience, the fingers pointing to the left. The right hand comes over the open left palm, and you drop the coin while simultaneously straightening the right fingers. Don't make any effort to palm the coin. Just allow it to land on the outstretched fingers (photo 142). The weight of the coin and the friction of the skin keep the coin in place.

As the right hand moves to the right, the left hand closes as if holding the coin and the right hand finger palms its coin. Wait a moment before opening the left hand to "show" two invisible coins.

"Let me see if I can make them visible again." Bring your palm down right hand over your palm up left hand. As you pretend to pick up an invisible coin, curl the left fingers slightly and let the right-hand classic palmed coin drop into left finger palm. See photo 143. The coin is hidden in Ramsay Subtlety as the right hand moves away "displaying" an invisible coin at its fingertips. This is the Bennett Change Over Palm.)

Pretend to take the invisible coin between the tips of the left thumb and first two fingers. "All it takes is a rub." The right fingers move in front of the "invisible" coin to rub it and the left fingertips take the coin from right finger palm (photo 144). The right hand moves away and reveals the now very visible (copper) coin. This is a very magical moment.

Casually gesture with the right hand, showing it empty. Bring your right hand in front of the coin. Your fingers hide the coin from view. Place your right thumb on the back of the coin. Now pretend to put it on the left palm. Actually keep it in right finger palm, but move the left fingers back slightly, under cover of the right hand, so the coin in left finger palm flips back onto the left palm (photo 145). It is this coin that comes into view (copper side up) as the right hand moves to the right. Everyone will assume it's the same coin.

"That's one invisible." Pick up the "invisible coin" on the left fingers, letting the right-hand coin fall onto the left fingers (copper side up) and curling the left fingers up (photo 146—the Change Over Palm, done this time from finger palm instead of classic palm) and pretend to put it back. "And one visible coin." Pick up the real coin, display it briefly and toss it back onto the left palm, being careful not to let it turn over or hit the other coin, which is still hidden in Ramsay Subtlety.

"Watch!" Pretend to pick up the invisible coin at the right fingertips. "Toss" it into the air, following the imaginary arc it makes toward your left hand with your eyes. Move your left hand forward to catch it. Do not move your left fingers. Inertia will cause the finger-palmed coin to fall backwards, where it lands on the other coin (silver side up) with a "clink," audibly making its surprising arrival known (photo 147)! Open your left hand flat and allow both coins to slide off onto the table.

Pick up the coin purse with the left hand, pinching the two coins inside as before to prevent any noise. Open the clasp with the right fingers and then pick up the two coins from the table, letting them come to rest in open finger palm in the right hand. Bring the hand up to the purse's opening and pretend to dump them in, actually holding them in place with the right thumb. In a continuing motion, clink the coins against the frame of the purse (photo 148) and immediately give the purse a little shake, relaxing the left hand's grip so that the normal coins inside jingle. Finger palm the right-hand coins as you do this.

Photo 147

Close the purse with your right fingers and then, as an afterthought, look at someone on your right and say, "You probably never got a good look at those coins, did you?" As you speak take the purse directly on top of the finger palmed coins and open the purse with your left fingers (photo 149). Dump the coins out of the purse onto the table.

With your left hand, turn the coins over a couple of times and then pick them up, place them into the purse and close the purse.

You will now carry out a very easy but bold and completely convincing move that I learned from Eric DeCamps' "The Coin Connection." Toss the purse, along with the coins hidden under it, onto your left fingers (photo 150). Thanks to centrifugal force, the two gaffed coins travel along under the purse, completely hidden. Any noise they might make is covered by the fact that there are two coins in the purse.

Make a gesture with the right hand, allowing it to be seen empty, while you thank everyone for their attention. Meanwhile, the left hand pockets the purse and coins.

To reset, simply replace the two loose coins into the purse as explained at the beginning of this explanation.

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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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