coin classic palmed in the right hand and the two copper coins finger palmed at the base of the left two middle fingers the only other preparation required is that the handkerchief be readily accessable — in an outer breast pocket on the left side with one of its corners positioned so that it can be taken from the pocket without fumbling, is ideal. You are now ready to perform.

Remove the handkerchief from the pocket with the right hand taking it with the accessable corner. The left hand takes an adjacent corner and displays one side to the spectators. Both hands retaining their hold on the handkerchief turn it round to show the other side. The left hand now releases its grip and the right drapes the handkerchief over the left. The foregoing moves should be done casually and in no way should it appear that you are trying to 'prove' anything whatsoever.

The left thumb pushes up the nearest copper coin upwards from the finger palm so that it extends above the tips of the fingers and touching the handkerchief. The right hand now grasps the coin through the handkerchief and takes it away still covered with the handkerchief. With a little flourish turn the right hand over causing the handkerchief to fall over the hand exposing the copper coin as seen in (1). The left hand removes the coin, displays it momentarily before dropping it onto the table.

Meanwhile the classic palmed silver coin, now covered with the handkerchief, has been secretly manoeuvered to the tips of the fingers. The left hand grasps the silver coin through the handkerchief and produces it by repeating the action used with the right hand when producing the copper coin. The right hand takes the silver coin and puts it onto the table, and then takes the handkerchief by the centre and lays it on the table with its centre pointing towards the two o'clock position. One of its corners should be in a position where it can easily be grasped and taken smoothly when it is required later in the routine.

The left hand now picks up first the copper coin and drops it on the open right hand on the middle of the first and second fingers, and then the silver which is dropped just below it. See (2). The 'shuttle' move is now performed, apparently tossing the two coins into the left hand where they are displayed on the open hand. Actually the copper coin in the right is retained by pressing on it with the right thumb, and the copper coin seen in the left hand is one of the two finger palmed before starting the routine. As the coins are being displayed in the left hand and placed onto the table, the copper coin retained in the right is worked into the classic palm, enabling that hand to be held in a natural way as it picks up the handkerchief, which it then drapes over the left hand in readiness for the transposition of the two coins.

The silver coin in the right hand is let fall from its classic palm position onto the fingers as the same hand picks up the silver coin which is taken with the left hand between its finger and thumb through the fabric, at the same time the first and second fingers of the same hand steal the copper coin, also through the fabric, taking it in the back clip position (3). The left hand should be so angled that the copper coin is not exposed but kept hidden by the silver coin and the folds of the handkerchief. The rear edge of the handkerchief i.e. the one resting on the forearm, is taken with right hand and folded forward over the coins. When the hand reaches the point immediately below the silver coin, this coin is allowed to fall onto the fingers of that hand which classic palms it. The right hand now grasps the copper coin, which the audience believe to be the silver one, through the fabric and places the handkerchief between the second and third fingers with the coin in a kind of pocket resting at the base of the third and fourth fingers. The right hand picks up the copper coin from the table and puts it between the thumb and fingertips of the left hand in the Spellbound position. (4) shows the position at this point. The classic palmed silver coin in the right hand is now moved into the 'purse Palm' as shown in (5). The copper coin is now changed to silver using Dai Vernon's move which, briefly explained, is performed by passing the right hand oVer the copper coin stealing it by taking it in the right thumb palm and leaving the purse palmed silver coin in its place. After the change the copper coin is pushed from the thumb palm into the classic palm. The right hand now unfolds the handkerchief back onto the forearm revealing the copper coin. Leaving the handkerchief draped over the left hand the right hand removes the copper coin and places it with the silver one on the table.

To commence the last stage of the routine the right hand picks up the silver coin and places it on the handkerchief over the left palm. The left hand grasps the coin through the handkerchief, turns over allowing the handkerchief to fall around the coin. The right hand now gathers up the corners of the handkerchief and in bringing the right hand on a level plane with the left allows its palmed copper coin to fall inside the handkerchief taking care it does not make contact with the silver one.

A spectator is invited to hold the silver coin through the fabric and the free left hand takes the corners held with the right hand. With the right hand pick up the copper coin from the table and hold it above the centre of the handkerchief. Quckly raise the right hand thumb-palming the coin and without hesitation brings it smartly down with a karate like chop which knocks the handkerchief from the spectator's grip. The copper then falls onto the silver making an audible clink. The spectator is invited to open out the handkerchief where he finds the vanished copper coin together with the silver.

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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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