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PREPARATION:

You will require a red backed pack. Put the four of Clubs at the face and remove a small spot card and a picture card From a blue backed pack take the four of Clubs and the duplicates of the two discarded red cards. These three strangers are added to the top of the red pack in the following order: the four of Clubs, the picture card and finally the small spot card on top. The pack is placed in a blue case.

WORKING:

Commence by forcing the blue backed picture card. I do this by side slipping the two top blue backers to the centre of the pack one at a time and holding a break above them. I riffle with the request to "stop" (riffle at the back using the right thumb so that the red backs are not exposed). The pack is cut at the break and the blue backer on top of the left hand portion is dealt face down on to the table. At this point the spectators can see three separate blue backers as well as the blue case. No comment is necessary.

The spectator notes the tabled card (picture card) and returns it to the pack at the same position from which it was removed. The top half is replaced.

The pack is turned face up. In a hesitant manner, transfer any three red backers to the back of the face up pack taking care not to expose the backs. Do likewise with the selected card and'the other blue backer (small spot). Close the fan and turn the pack face down in the left hand. With the right hand arched over the pack, lift off the top six cards using the thumb. As this packet is taken by the right hand the left simultaneously twists inwards to avoid exposing the red backs and places the pack face up onto the table. The four of Clubs is now the top card of this face up pack.

The packet in the right hand is placed face down in the left hand. The order of these six are, reading from the top down, blue backed small spot card, blue backed picture card, three red backed cards and the blue backed four of Clubs.

Comment that you have four cards (Elmsley count very casually to show the backs of these, placing the last card counted which is the small spot card on top of the face down packet) and are not sure which one is the selected card. Turn the packet face up in the left hand. With the help of the right hand, slide off the first three cards keeping the last three lined up as one. Study the resulting fan of four (?) face up cards. With the right hand, take any one of the three odd cards, place it face up onto the table. Close the fan in the left hand and turn the packet face down at the same time as you ask the spectator if the tabled card is the correct one. Upon receiving a negative reply, turn this card face down to show a red back. Cast it ar.ide, fan out the top three cards (which are all blue backed) of the packet in the left hand stating that "it couldn't have been that one as the selected card had a blue back and so it must be one of these three." Close the fan, turn face up and fan out the top two, keeping the last three lined up. With the right hand remove and place on the table one of the two remaining red backers. Close the two (?) card fan in the left hand and turn face down. With the left thumb push off the top card without drawing any attention to it. When the spectator has denied your second choice, your right hand turns this card face down to show another red backer. State "that can't be it either, it must be one of these two", indicating the two blue backers in your left hand. Close the fan of two, turn it over. Deal out the top face up card (red backer) keeping the remaining three lined up in your left hand. These three are placed face up onto the face up pack. Almost immediately, take off the top one of these (selected card) and place aside. The blue backed four of Clubs is now on top of the face up pack, the spectators assuming that it is the same card which had been exposed all the time.

Your third choice is rejected by the spectator. Turn it face down to show another red backer. Pick up the pack, ribbon spread it, taking care not to expose the blue backers, showing that all the backs are red. Turn over the selected card showing it to be blue backed.

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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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