Now pick up the four aces and place them still face up on top of the pack. You now perform the "Turnover Move" as follows. The left hand is holding the pack in the dealing position with a little finger break below nine cards and the right hand grips this block of cards near the right long side between the thumb and finger tips, the latter going into the break. The block is pulled away to the right, the thumb pulling the^ AS about an inch further than the rest of the block (see sketch). The AS is retained between the thumb and first finger as the tips of the second and third fingers turn the rest of the block over and square with the pack. Simultaneously with this action the outer left corner of the AS goes under the left thumb and is snapped upwards. Without hesitation the AS is turned end for end and face downwards (there is only one way to do this without breaking the wrist), and placed on top of the pack.

The whole moves take but a second and should be done smartly — from the point of view of the spectators the performer has merely flipped the four aces over face down and the snapping of one against the left thumb will be accepted as an innocent flourish.

You now spread to show that the top four cards (apparently the aces) have collected the three selections, which you pull out of the spread and drop face up onto the table.

Next remove the top four cards and after squaring them turn them over to show an ace at the face and as you place them face upwards onto the table move the upper three cards over sufficiently to expose the index of the rear card which is the AS. Do not make a move out of this — the spectators will accept that they are the four aces if done casually.

You now obtain a break under the top card, which is an ace, and pick up the three selections. Repeat the actions of Stage 2 exactly, but with different patter. This time you ask each spectator which card they selected.

Now repeat Stage 3 exactly to show the repeat collection. Care should be taken not to expose the faces of the ten or Jack of spades when picking up the supposedly four aces. Remove the selections which are this time fairly between the four aces which can be taken from the top of the pack and shown freely.

Now comes a really startling climax which, although has nothing whatsoever to do with the Collectors, has a very strong impact on the audience. When showing the four aces they are spread over to the right on top of the face down pack which is held in the left hand. In doing this, also spread the four cards below them. Close up the spread of eight cards and take a break below

the right, its thumb pulling the AS a little further exactly as explained in Stage Four and depicted in sketch. The four aces are now caused to change instantly into a Royal Flush in spades by using the Snap Change which is an adaptation of a Roy Walton move explained in his book 'Late Extra Card Tricks', and is performed as follows. Retaining a grip on the AS move it smartly up and down snapping it on the. seven card block which is flipped over during the action. The action should be fast and then spread to reveal the Royal Flush made as soon as the block has turned over. It is the snapping sound of the AS on the block of cards plus the fast movement of the flip over and spread which produces the required effect.

The Turnover Change and the Snap Change achieve the same objective, the latter, mainly on account of the fact that more sound is .produced and is more of a flourish makes it preferable to the former when producing the final climax.

Here is a further use for the Snap Change. Have the four aces face downwards on top of the face down pack. Spread the pack and openly outjog the fourth card, and continue the spread asking a spectator to touch any other three cards. As each card is touched outjog it in the same way. Remove these outjogged cards and place them face up on top of the face down pack, and get a break below the three face down aces. Reverse the order of the four face up cards by taking them singly into the right hand.

The ace will now be at the top, and as you explain that the ace is the highest card chosen execute the Snap Change and spread revealing the four aces.

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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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