Working

When the chosen and signed card is returned to the pack, control it to the top and palm it off into the right hand and hand back the pack to the spectator for shuffling. The right hand goes into the pocket and loads the palmed card into the sealed envelope via the tear. The flap of the other envelope acts as a guide to facilitate this operation. Bring out the envelopes which are from now on held as one and take them into the left hand which holds them as shown in (Fig.4), with the tear concealed by the hand.

Squeeze the sides of the envelope(s) which will cause the one containing the prediction to gape open. Allow the audience to see the folded slip of paper — they will also see that the envelope is otherwise empty. Now with the right fingers remove the prediction and drop it on the table. As it is being removed pull the envelope containing it forward sufficiently to disengage its flap from the tear and push it back again square with the sealed one. The tear will now be covered with the flap enabling the left hand to return to its original position with its back towards the spectators without exposing the tear.

Recap on what has happened so far, and invite the spectator to pick up the folded paper and read your prediction as the envelope is torn up in the following manner.

The right hand takes hold of the bottom right hand corner of the envelope(s) as shown in (Fig.4) and the left hand moves up and pushes the flap of the empty envelope upright (Fig.5). The left fingers now are hiding the tear. With the hands still in position moisten the flap and seal it down.

The actions throughout the above procedure can be made to appear exactly as they would if only one envelope was being handled.

Turn the envelope(s) over bringing the tear of the loaded one facing you and fold them in half so that the loaded one is the inner one of the two. Crease them sharply and hold them in the left hand. With the right hand unfold the outer empty one only and tear it into halves along the crease. The half in the right hand is now placed in front of the other half in the left hand which has the envelope containing the card folded behind it. In placing the halves together the torn edges should be lined up with each other.

Holding the complete package in the left hand with the torn edges uppermost — repeat the procedure. You will now have the four quarters of the torn envelope in the left hand with the twice folded loaded envelope concealed behind them.

The right hand now takes three of the torn quarters from the front of the package emphasising that the envelope is really torn. These three quarters are now returned to the left hand, not in front of, but into the torn quarter left there which acts as a pocket.

This pocket of pieces is palmed off into the right hand and the loaded envelope unfolded to reveal the restoration. The torn quarters are disposed of by pushing tjiem into the restored envelope through the tear and you are now clean.

By this time the prediction has been read out and your trick has apparently failed, at least as far as the prediction is concerned, unless by chance you wrote the name of the card chosen in which case you are presented with a bonus.

Regardless of whether the prediction was right or not, the real climax comes when you tear open the restored envelope (along the tear already there) and pull out the chosen signed card.

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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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