It is a fairly simple matter to reset and repeat. To start with, cut the "Brainwave" at the projecting card, bringing it to the top. Turn it face down. In the process, the audience will see a face down card beneath it, thereby reinforcing the belief that only a single card is reversed. Leave that pack squared on the table for a moment.

Extract the face up card from the spectator's pack. Turn it face down and place it on top. Cut the pack and, if you care to, give it another Svengali-type shuffle. Hand this pack to a second spectator for the repeat. This should make it apparent that you do not use an accomplice.

Offer to repeat the effect. Pick up the "Brainwave" and place it behind your back. Once it is out of sight, turn the face down card, on top, face up once more. With the thumb, riffle up the pack from bottom to top until you locate the short joker. Cut the pack at this point. The joker will be on top, so move it to the bottom and you are reset. Bring out the

pack and place it in the box, exactly as before. This time, in order to throw off the knowing ones, there will be a slight difference in the handling.

When the spectator has reversed a card, pushed it in the centre and brought the pack into view and laid it on the table, emphasise that you reversed your card first and that you will show it first. Ribbon spread the "Brainwave" face up. This will not be too wide a spread, just enough for you to locate the appropriate face down card and push it part way out (Fig.3). Then have the spectator spread his pack, face up, in a similar manner. Because of the uneven way that he will spread it, the pairing of the cards will not be apparent. (I can vouch for this personally, as it was not when I was fooled!) Say, "I will take out my card first" — do so, leaving it face down on the table. Ask him to draw out his card. Then say, "I will show you my card first." Do so. Have him turn over his card. They match.

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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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