## Every Advertisers goods are fully endorsed by this Bulletin

WmhIM&'A

PENTAGRAM

An independent monthly bulletin for all who want good magic

1948

Pjdce, (Sne SAMing.

Editor's Note.— You can call this prediction, coincidence, or straight card work. The main thing is that the effect is exceptionally clean cut and is suitable for performance either in a room or a hall.—Peter Warlock.

Effect.—The conjurer offers to one spectator a pack of cards for shuffling. Whilst to another he hands a sealed envelope. Receiving the cards back, he cuts the pack into three almost equal heaps. Turning to one spectator whom we will consider as "A" he asks him the name of the month in which he was born. Supposing the spectator says ' March' the conjurer picks up one of the small heaps of cards, at the same time remarking : " March, the third month of the year," and then from this heap deals down to the third card which he places, without the audience seeing its face, in a glass that stands on the table. This procedure is continued with the other two heaps, two other spectators being designated " B " and " C " and the months of their birthdays being requested. These cards, in their turn, are placed behind the first card in the glass, so that the conjurer has now three cards back towards the audience, in a glass. The spectator holding the envelope is now requested to open it and remove the contents. He takes out a slip of card on which there is some writing. " Will you please read out what is written on the card ? " says the conjurer. The spectator now reads " 'A's' birthday card is the five of diamonds." As he says this, the conjurer turns the glass round, showing that the first card is the five of diamonds. " ' B's ' birthday card is the ace of clubs." The five of diamonds is now withdrawn, showing the ace of clubs behind it," and lastly, " ' C's ' birthday card is the queen of hearts." The ace of clubs is withdrawn showing the queen of hearts remaining in the glass !

The Requirements are very simple and are as follows :—One glass, brandy shape, into which, say, ten cards will fit without any lateral play. A pack of cards. An envelope and piece of card. Three cards, say the five of diamonds, the ace of clubs and queen of hearts" are removed from the pack and placed on one side. Some roughing solution (the two best preparations we know are Charles Harrison's secret formula and that described

" BIRTHDAY HONOURS " — continued from page 73

by Trevor Hall in " Nothing is Impossible"). Two clips for holding cards (the usual type of clip used by manipulators for holding cards prior to ' stealing.' A couple of wire paper clips of the larger variety if properly anchored will answer admirably).

Preparation. — The three extra cards mentioned are treated with roughing fluid in this manner : the face of the queen of hearts is half roughened, the face and back of the ace of clubs is half roughened, whilst the back of the five of diamonds is half roughened. When dry the roughened portions are placed together in this order : On the face down five of diamonds place the ace of clubs, and on top of this the queen of hearts. The reader will know if he handles the roughened ends have apparently one card the five of diamonds. If it is handled by the non-roughened ends he can fan three cards. These three cards are now placed in one of the clips which should be situated under the conjurer's coat on the right side. In this spot they are in an easy position for stealing (for our own part we should prefer to use the right hand trousers pocket— Ed.). Another odd card taken from the pack is placed in a clip which can either be by the side of the three clipped cards or on the other side of the body. The reader will have to judge from his own experience the best place. On the pieces of card a message as follows is written :—" A's birthday card is the five of diamonds " ; " B's birthday card is the ace of clubs " ; whilst " C's birthday card is the Queen of hearts." This card is now placed in the envelope, the flap of the latter being stuck down. The pack of cards, the glass and the envelope are placed on the conjurer's table. Thus set the reader is ready for the ...

Stetefc Wxvdacfl'*

This effect is really for stage use, but it can be worked at reasonably close quarters. I worked it several times during the war years, and intended to put an improved version in " Patterns for Psychics." The improvement I experimented with did not work satisfactorily. This was possible due to the fact that I am an impatient worker, and the apparatus still stands waiting attention.

The Effect.—The conjurer exhibits a glass lamp chimney three pieces of newspaper (two five inches and one twelve inches square) and two metal rings (wide elastic bands can take the place of these latter articles but are not so easily handled). All these articles are handed to a member (or members) of the audience (in working I had two persons seated well down stage whilst the table on which the glass chimney was ultimately placed was well up stage). A request is made that the twelve inch square of paper be rolled into a tight ball and also that one end of the chimney be capped by means of the five inch square of paper and the ring. The ball of paper is dropped into the glass chimney and the other end capped. All this is done by the spectators. The ball is shaken inside the tube and thus audible comment convincingly shown without that it is unattached, after which the tube is placed down on the table. From this point onwards the ball of paper inside the glass tube is under the magician's spell and it can fall or rise at his commands. The ball finally falls to the bottom of the tube, and one of the spectator's is requested to step forward, pick up the tube, inspect and dissemble it. There is nothing to give any possible clue as to how the levitation has been effected.

The Requirements are few. They are as follows:—One straight-sided lamp chimney (the size of the one that I used is inches by inches). Three pieces of newspaper (two measure five inches square, the third twelve inches square). Two metal or cardboard bands that will slip comfortably over

## Navigate The Astral Plane

Live Your Fantasies Discover How The Master Astral Navigator Perform Astral Projection To Live Their Desired Realities! Finally You Can Fully Equip Yourself With These Must Have Super Tools For Astral Projection Success! In this world full of uncertainty, Wars, economic crisises, killing, rape and robbery, it's difficult for one to lead a calm and peaceful life. Sometimes, the unnervingness of it all can lead to disease and complications which harm our health.

Get My Free Ebook