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In one 0f the first magic books 1 ever read, written by the wonderful m Cn;^lao Ciur6'1 explains an idea that I have adapted to Mn* !^^^^ as follows.

often contain fractk 15100,1m°"8 lh° operations, since the results

O^^^Z^tiy^ J[n""W la bara>a- os arc- .ill the works of Padre Wenecsl*» 8 Ul° VCf>' ^ «he international literature of magic, because of the

Stack the top thirty-one cants In mnemonic ord, u- k twenty-one. do the effect CiunS descntw ttm.immg noted, have it returned freely to the packet \ k ih" '^ ',TVl ,,U'T " » cut the cards. Explain that popular adagiv MK h J ^ Uh,T to «*> company he keeps", are also applicable to caul* * ""

two canis that surround his selection Yog then pnxx^ , T™ card. If he «vs. for example, of dHES^^^

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pcr^'.bnnga ,vv-tin- N„n- of C ,„N , .ere you name tlx. card jj

Pick up the stacked th,rty-ono-«rd portion and do two Mraddi, uros with it. Spread the cards In your hands, faces toward the audi™, md uk someone to look at one of the cards and tell vou which two card-surround it. To divine the sighted and thought-ot selection, you now know that w.ih a packet of thirty-one cards, after the two straddle fares the mnomonk numbers of each card will bo eight higher than the previous one. Ihu> the 2* (10) will be followed by the k* (18) and then the K* (26).

Do a further straddle fare», after which tho stack number of even card will be four higher than the preceding one (Fig M). Repeat the procedure or, better still, go into the effect Tell Me Who You Are and I'll fi ll You Who You're With which is an inversion of the effect described In it the spectator names a card and you toll him tin- cards that surround ii All vou need to do is add 1 to. and subtract 4 from, the mnemonic number

of the card named. It they name, say, the 24 (10). the »unrounding cards are 10-1 = 6 (the <>♦) and 10 + 4 14 (the 8*). Next to then- cards will be the 2* and the k*. Rather than naming the exact cards, it is advisable to say something like ' The 7\vo qf S;w«/«s usually <urmiM ^ m/ <m/> or black picture cards. II loves other cards by pairs, as the Tuv tells us. So there should be a pair of even red cards, generally one of each of the red suits: a heart and a diamond, and somewhat further apiirt other reti cards- -or a reti card and a Hack King. The only thing I'm sure of is the Six of Diamonds, its faithful escort these days—after the shuffle* xve gaiv the cards, and at this time of day...

Do another two straddle fan* to bring the cards back to mnemonic order.

(In the style of Robert-Houdin) and. «bov he «nr .1of,„

feels alive. I i,s ideas and beliefs, his experience and h.s deep 1«* ** « gious and stimulating to the highest degree.

Son l .k wilh the regular mnemonic order. You don't

JSlP"»'««*"adjacenl ^111 that sequence-

SOn " h vou can use antifaros instead of straddle faros, beginning If yoo wsn.. ^ fo)lows. Dea, four face-down piles from left to packet over the second, etc. Then, in the second phase, fa .nS-n-.nt.raro, dealing two piles from left to right and laying the t* ZZt over the second. Conclude with another double m-antifaro fdXur pile- and pick them up from left to right). You'll have to find a reasonable motivation for these deals.

The Illustrated Key To The Tarot

The Illustrated Key To The Tarot

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.

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