Working And Presentation

Begin by removing the "Brainwave" pack. Hold it back upwards and casually spread the top four face down cards between your hands. Care must be taken not to flash any face up ones. Square the pack and turn it face up. Fan the cards quickly. Only face up ones will be seen. Close the fan. Turn the pack back upwards and place it behind your back, saying, "I am going to reverse one card in the centre of this pack." Pretend to do so, really altering nothing. Bring the pack out and replace it in the case "backs up". Close the card case and put it on the table, where it can be seen throughout.

Next introduce the Val Evans pack and give it a few shuffles and cuts a la Svengali. Tamariz does a tabled riffle shuffle, letting it be clearly seen that the two packets are fairly interwoven. Hand it to a spectator, face down. Tell him to place it behind his back and cut it as many times as he likes. Have him turn the pack face up, behind his back. Tell him, without looking, to take the face card off the pack, to reverse it and place it face down in the centre. Have him square up the pack, bring it out from behind his back and place it on the table. As soon as you see the face card you know the identity of the reversed one. It will be the long card of whichever pair it belongs to. In other words, one pip higher than the face card of the pack. However, as a matter of principle, it is better if you avoid looking at the pack immediately. As he brings the cards out, pick up the "Brainwave" pack and say, "I placed my card face down before you! O.K.?" As you say this, look at the spectator and glimpse the card at the same time. Continue, "I will look for my card before you look for yours."

Turn the "Brainwave" "face up" and look for the card, which matches the face card of his

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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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