To Perform

Because the jumbo cards are so large and cumbersome, the average person can't detect the double thickness of each pair of roughed cards. Especially if you hurry them along. You have to try this to see that it really does work. Believe me, I've fooled many an audience, including magicians, with this gutsy artifice. All you have to do is spread the deck face up and locate the spectator's card after he has identified it.

Cut the deck at that point, bringing the mentally selected card to the top of the face up pack. Push the top pair to your right using the left thumb. As you ask the spectator if there was any particular reason he thought of that card, with the right fingers, separate the roughed pair and remove the selected card without flashing the back of the card to the audience. Place the corner of the jumbo card into your breast pocket with its face towards the audience.

Proceed to show the pack, front and back, as detailed under the description of the effect. Finally, remove and show the bold, black "X" on the back of the mentally selected card and take a bow. Of course, if the spectator accidentally or purposely breaks a roughed pair and spots a Two of Hearts. No problem. Just change the climax of the effect by stating that while the cards aren't marked, you did have a premonition that he would choose one particular card. Naturally, all you have to do is open your jacket and remove the card from under the clip, showing that it matches the spectator's mentally selected card.

To date, I've never had to use the out. The heavy roughing of the jumbo cards keeps the pairs together nicely and since few laymen have ever handled the jumbo cards, the added thickness of the pairs goes unnoticed. However, you must work fast and strong. The casual manner in which the deck is passed out is what disarms the audience. They'd never suspect that you'd have the guts to hand out a gaffed deck of cards. Little do they know.

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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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