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To see John Ramsay perform a trick was to experience that rare pleasure of total mystification so gratifying to true lovers of magic. His ability to entertain magicians constantly over a long period of time without them being able to discover the methods he used was a remarkable achievement, and to my personal knowledge has never been equalled.
When John Ramsay decided to reveal the secrets of some of the tricks, with which he had tantalised us for so long, we fondly believed that we too would be able to perform these wonders. We were wrong. Our efforts to master these tricks proved futile, and the end result of our labours was complete failure. We concluded that they were only deceptive in the hands of their originator, who had tailored them to his own personal mannerisms.
Some time later this theory was proved wrong when I saw his pupil Andrew Galloway perform the published tricks of his teacher in a completely deceptive manner equal to that of his mentor. Since then 'The Ramsay Legend' has been published explaining the methods of misdirection used by John Ramsay. For the close up performer this is some of the most valuable information ever to appear in print. Misdirection was the real secret of John Ramsay, as it has been the key to the success of every close up performer of note in the past, and will be the essential ingredient of those performers in the future who achieve fame in the field of close up magic.
John Ramsay took particular delight in fooling his fellow magicians by leading them to believe he had used a certain move or sleight with which they were conversant, and as he proved by his subsequent actions such was not
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