To Perform

1. Hold packet in left hand and show booklet of matches.

2. Close lid with right hand at the same time left thumb presses on the loose stock of matches and removes them under cover of closing the lid.

3. Go to pocket for deck of cards at the same time dropping the match stock and double sided tape.

4. As you do step 3 you also throw the booklet of matches onto the table with the three matches facing the audience. They suspect nothing as they think they can still see all the matches in the booklet.

5. Take out the deck of cards from the case and force a three spot onto a spectator. Tell him to tap the match packet with the card.

6. Tell spectator now to lift the lid of the booklet and hand it to you. Very slowly shoe audience that now there are only three matches left, corresponding to the three spot held by the spectator.


(spinning, tossing and rolling) SPINNING:- M

To make a coin spin on the point of a needle hold cigarette or pencil in right hand and place tenpence piece on top. The left hand takes a needle and puts point on the centre of coin (1). Invert both hands bringing cigarette uppermost. If you turn the page upside down figure 1 will show how it appears to the spectator. By giving the cigarette or pencil a twist between the fingers and thumb the coin will spin on the point of the needle. c

A similar effect may be achieved by seemingly causing a coin to spin on the end of a partly smoked cigarette by pushing a needle point first into the filter and leaving about one eighth of an inch of the eye end protruding. Sandwich coin between this prepared stub and another cigarette as shown in (2). Press protruding end of needle until it makes contact with the coin and twist upper cigarette making coin appear to spin on the burnt end of the partly smoked cigarette. If the tip is moistened it is possible to balance it on the table whilst it is spinning.

A coin may also be made to spin on the tip of the forefinger (3) by cheating a little. The coin is covered with a shell and it is this shell that revolves on top of the coin which remains stationary on the tip of the finger.


A coin tossed into the air can be made to fall head or tail up as desired. Place the coin on the hand with the side you require to fall uppermost with the index finger just over the edge (4). Throw the coin up letting the index finger catch the edge as it leaves the hand in a manner which causes it to 'wobble' without actually turning over. This wobbling movement can be made to resemble a genuine spin and except on the odd occasion will fall with the desired side face up.

A small coin is flipped up with the right hand which catches it and slaps it down onto the back of the left hand. On the right hand

collated by fred robinson being removed the side of the coin face up is seen to be opposite to the one called. As the hand catches the coin the thumb pushes it between the first and second fingers (5) and as it is slapped down onto the back of the left hand the performer notes which side is adjacent to th. index finger as the right hand opens. It is a vX simple matter to make it appear either heads or^v tails as desired by keeping the edge of the coin ) in contact with the back of the left hand and moving the right away either forward over the knuckles (6) or backwards towards the sleeve, the fingers releasing their grip on the coin at the same time.


Hold a large coin between the first and second fingers as in (7). With the hand close to the table top make a throwing motion away from the body and simultaneously press down with the index finger forcing the coin out through the back of-the fingers. When the force of the outward throwing action is exhausted the reverse spin imparted by the index finger will take over and cause the coin to return to the performer. The distance a coin can be made to return in this way is considerable and can be controlled by the pressure of the index finger and the throwing action.

Holding a mixing bowl on the left hand the right throws a large coin inside and causes it to roll round and round the inside of the bowl on its edge in a manner similar to that of a motorcyclist in the wall of death. For the best results the bowl should be about fifteen inches across and fairly deep. The bowl which is glazed white on the inside and yellow on the outside can, or could be, found in most households is just right for the purpose being fairly deep, but reasonable results can be obtained with smaller bowls, but not being so deep there is a tendency for the coin to run over the edge. With the bowl seated on the left hand hold the coin in the right as in (8) and bring it within an inch or two of the inside of the bowl, and with a flick of the wrist release the coin allowing it to roll off the end of the forefinger. The spin imparted by this action will cause the coin to roll round the inside of the bowl in an ANTI-CLOCKWISE direction, and a gentle, almost imperceptable rotary action with the left hand will keep the coin rolling at a fair speed.

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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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