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The nice part about this effect is that little memory work is required. The limited force of the double digit number results in only 22 possibilities (If the spectator should end up with 53, 54 or 55, which is possible, then the selection should be repeated since there are only 52 cards in the deck.) To determine the card that lies at the selected number, all you have to remember is the order of the suits as follows: DIAMONDS, CLUBS, HEARTS and SPADES. The number ONE will automatically signify DIAMONDS. TWO will signify CLUBS. THREE means HEARTS and FOUR

means SPADES. Now, when the first spectator chooses a number from one through five, it will tell you the suit of the chosen card as previously outlined. Say it is a 3. That means the predicted card will be a HEART. Follow the effect up to the point where the first spectator holds up one to five fingers. Remove the envelope from your pocket, holding it so the un-seamed side cannot be seen by the spectators. With your pen, write the number 3 near the top of the envelope...then allow your hand to drop down where you write the suit (HEARTS) in the form of the letter H where shown in the accompanying illustration... on the exposed portion of the prediction card.

Have the second spectator hold up any number of fingers from one through five. Write his number adjacent to the first spectator's number. Say it is a 2. This means that the combination of the spectator's two numbers results in the number 32. It also means that the 32nd card from the top of the pack will be the Two of Hearts. Allow your hand to drop down and write the number 2 in front of the H. The double writing is easy as pie and will not be suspected, as those of you who perform Koran's Gold Medallion well know. When you've finished, turn the envelope writing side down on your upturned left hand and with your fingers masking the protruding portion of the prediction card, show the bold number 32 to the audience. Place the envelope to one side, writing side down. Pick up the deck of cards, removing them from the box. Holding them face up...quickly and unevenly run through the cards showing them to be well mixed. Turn the pack face down and hand to a spectator requesting that he count down to the 32nd card. Pick up the envelope and with a small pair of scissors, cut the end off the envelope. Reach inside and pull the card halfway out. Let the spectator remove it the rest of the way. As he reads your prediction aloud and shows it to the audience, pocket the envelope. You're clean.

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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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