To Perform

Follow the procedure outlined under the effect. Hand the four purses to your assistant with the number one purse on top. She hands one purse to each spectator beginning with the one on the left who you will consider spectator number one...and so on down the line. Tell the spectators how to open the purses. Ask them to remove the coin in each and to call aloud the year, in turn. Now, have the coins collected by your assistant in the paper bag. She shakes them up and allows each spectator in turn to remove a coin. The spectators are instructed to remember the year on the coin each has now freely selected. The spectators are asked to replace their coin back in the purse and to swap purses as previously described. Your assistant now gathers up the purses and places them in a stack on a table located halfway between you and the spectators. Be sure that during the entire procedure you keep your eyes riveted on the audience...not on the four committeemen. Now, for the first time, turn slightly and gesture to the pile of purses as you ask your assistant to remove the coin from the first purse and to hand it to the second gentleman from the left in the row. Actually, as you gesture toward the pile of purses, note the marking on the hinge of the top purse. It immediately tells you which spectator the purse belongs, two, three or four. As soon as you've noted the secret marking, immediately turn your head toward the audience. They'll never even remember that you turned away. Your assistant removes the coin...drops the purse aside and proceeds to hand it to the spectator you've designated. Be sure to tell the spectators that they are not to examine the coin just yet. Each is to hold the coin handed to them in their clenched fist.

Once again, turn your head and tell your assistant to remove the coin from the next purse. Again, you note the marking and direct your assistant to the proper spectator. Repeat with the remaining two purses without turning towards your assistant. How? Simple. Now that there are but two purses left, tell your assistant to remove the coins from both purses and to return the coin in her right hand to one of the remaining spectators, say to spectator number three and the coin in her left hand to spectator number four. Actually, your assistant reads the marking on the two remaining hinges and places spectator number three's coin in her right hand (the smaller of the two remaining spectator numbers) and spectator number four's coin in her left hand. In this manner, even though you haven't seen a thing...the right coin goes to the proper spectator. Diabolical? You bet it is. Remember, the smaller of the two remaining numbers used to designate the spectators is always the coin she is to hold in her right hand.

Now, all that remains is to have each spectator in turn call out the year he is concentrating upon...and then the year on the coin he is holding. Naturally, each spectator's memorized year matches the year on the silver dollar he holds. You just have to perform this to see how effective it is. SECOND SIGHT is a an excellent effect.

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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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