Effect

The mentalist displays a sealed envelope which is remanded to the custody of a spectator for safekeeping. Removing a pack of playing cards from their case...the mentalist shows them to be different and well mixed. The cards are cut several times by a spectator. The mentalist shows an Electric Card Shuffler that is sold in many better gift shops and department stores. Explaining that the automatic shuffler will be used to preclude the possibility of any prearrangement or collusion ...the spectator is asked to cut the cards into two packets. The mentalist places the packets on either side of the shuffler and hands the machine to the spectator. The mentalist shows the spectator how to operate the shuffler and quick-as-a-wink ...the electric shuffler does its job. There can be no doubt that the cards are well shuffled.

The shuffled pack is removed and handed to the spectator who is instructed to deal two face down hands of poker consisting of five cards each. The mentalist turns his back and tells the spectator to place EITHER one of the two hands back in the deck. Continuing, the mentalist asks the spectator to pick up the remaining hand and to fan out the cards before his eyes so that he alone can see the faces of the cards. The mentalist tells the spectator to allow his minds eye to scan the faces of the cards. Suddenly, the mentalist states that the spectator is looking at the Ace of Diamonds. If he is correct, the mentalist continues, the spectator is to remove that card and show it to the audience. Three more times the mentalist correctly identifies the cards held by the spectator. Finally, the mentalist asks that the sealed envelope be opened and the message inside read aloud. The message states that the last card the spectator will look at is the Ace Of Hearts. Sure enough, when the spectator is asked to show the last card...it is the Ace Of Hearts.

What could be cleaner? Dynamation is a dream to work. Its simplicity of method enables you to concentrate on presentation. And without that...you've got a miracle, but not entertainment.

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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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