J. TRICKS WITH A MEMORIZED DECK AND WITH OTHER STACKS4
In a twenty-four-page booklet published by Abbott's Magic Company and titled Magic Card System (undated), there is a description of an arithmetical arrangement, consisting of adding four to the value of each proceeding card. Some interesting tricks with that setup are explained.
This great expert and magnificent technician has described interesting material with a memorized deck in some of his works:
"The Programmed Deck" in Magic Mafia Effects (1970), p. 36; 'Tor Magicians Only" and "The Three Card Location" (by Steve Ehlers) in Las Vegas Kardma (1994), pp. 139 & 173; and "Ackerman's Opener" in his Lecture Notes ¡992, p. 3, which is a good opener that ends with the whole deck in order, after doing Vernon's "Triumph ": a wonderful thing that I have included in my own repertoire (see p. 264). In his routine, Ackerman uses an interesting stack ("Tetradistic") and does a Mario trick originally published in Ibidem, No. 8, p. 38 (see the entry for Mario in this bibliography), ending with a very direct assembly of four of a kind, the value of which is selected by a spectator.
* My thanks to Simon Aronson for his generous permission to use the data that he compiled and sent me, which forms the foundation for this bibliography.
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The pathology of the poet says that the undevout astronomer is mad the pathology of the very plain man says that the genius is mad and between these extremes, which stand for ten thousand analogous excesses, the sovereign reason takes the part of a moderator and does what it can. I do not think that there is a pathology of the occult dedications, but about their extravagances no one can question, and it is not less difficult than thankless to act as a moderator regarding them.