Written by Woody Aragon

2011
Work of Woody Aragon

376 pages (Hardcover), published by Selfpublished
Illustrated with photographs.
Language: English

(50 entries)

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Juan Tamariz Nobody's Fool!
17
Woody Aragon Introduction to this work
21
Woody Aragon Before You Read Any Further...How To Find Your Other Half! spectator progressively discards small pack of torn cards, left with matching halves. also known as 'Love Ritual'.
25
Woody Aragon Separagon open tabled red/black separation
35
Woody Aragon Cheeky Oil And Water sucker oil and water: small packet doesn't separate but whole deck does
55
Woody Aragon Separagon Triumph spectator sees face-up face-down cards in ribbon spread
57
Woody Aragon The Wiper Move false shuffle for face-up/face-down deck from hands to table, actually Steve Beam's "The Joystick"
Related to 61
Woody Aragon Convex Control control four aces to the bottom by pushing four piles of cards together on table.
Inspired by 65
Woody Aragon Convex Control with Lapping lap four aces after Convex Control
70
Gabi Pareras Deck Switch direct deck switch while performer demonstrates how to shuffle cards
73
Unknown Breather Crimp includes technique for setting up breather crimp openly in performance
77
Woody Aragon The Broken Corner torn card reappears in wallet, matching torn corner. no duplicates
81
Woody Aragon Anti-Faro spectator cuts and performer deals
87
Woody Aragon The Swindle Shuffle full deck false shuffle
Inspired by 91
Woody Aragon Coincidences with Incidences two selections from face-up face-down deck are mates, then two piles made and shuffled by audience have matching mates
97
Woody Aragon The Cheerleader thought of card from a pile of cards is spelled to
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Woody Aragon Routined Spelling multiple phase spelling trick:
  • a freely chosen color
  • a freely chosen suit
  • a freely chosen card by spelling its name
  • a freely chosen card by progressively revealing the suit and the value from spelling
113
Woody Aragon Never Tell Them What's Going To Happen
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Woody Aragon Maverick demonstration of estimating and cutting specific number of cards.
Related to 131
Woody Aragon The Human Scale weighing the cards
139
Woody Aragon Si Fry performer ascertains a packet of cards chosen by spectator
Also published here 149
Woody Aragon Bored of Shuffling cards are shuffled face-up face-down by spectator. the number of face up cards and the nature of the face of cards are predicted on a sheet of paper.
Inspired by
  • "Shuffle-bored" (Simon Aronson, Shuffle-bored, 1980)
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Woody Aragon Gilbreath Detective two card selection, spectator shuffles pack
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Woody Aragon Psychic Poker spectator shuffles and deals four hands. magician guesses winning player and predicts winning hand.
Inspired by 167
Woody Aragon Grandpa's Poker spectators shuffle, perofmer names hands before revealed, and performer gets straight flush
175
Woody Aragon Erdnase spectator shuffles, five hands dealt. "Erdnase" gets four aces and a Joker
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Woody Aragon Blessed Poker
Inspired by
  • "Eighteen Card Poker"(Nick Trost, The Card Magic of Nick Trost, 1997)
  • "Ten Card Deal" (Juan Tamariz, Magic Card Set)
Related toAlso published here
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Woody Aragon Do Not Get Confused... four blank card kicker
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Woody Aragon The Transparent Travelling Spots pips on selected card move to transparent card
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Woody Aragon Examinable Cannibals
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Woody Aragon Appendix: Impromptu Version
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Woody Aragon Winner's Intuition spectator chooses ten cards from a deck, places five cards each into two boxes, and magician determines which box has winning hand multiple times
Related to 231
Woody Aragon Clockwork Woody magician predicts thought of hour and selected card. as a climax, all other cards are blank
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Woody Aragon The Psychic Deck spectator-shuffled deck answers questions about thought of person
Inspired by
  • "Color Sense" (Norman Gilbreath)
Related to
  • "Answering Computer" (Juan Tamariz, Mnemonica, 2004)
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Woody Aragon Faro Shuffles and Factorial Dealing describes the relationship between the number of Faro shuffles needed when dealing cards into N number of piles
Related to 253
Woody Aragon On the Gilbreath Principle generalizes Gilbreath principle with non-repeated groups of cards
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Woody Aragon The Permanent Deck Principle describes stacks that retain order after Faro shuffles
Inspired by 267
Woody Aragon ESP Memorized Deck an ESP stack that retains order after Faro shuffles
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Woody Aragon The Slot Machine spectators make three piles with a deck with slot machine symbols on them. all three piles match
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Woody Aragon Postcards audience shuffles postcards and chooses a postcard that matches prediction. the prediction also predicts order of the remaining postcards
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Woody Aragon The Court Cards story deck trick with court cards
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Woody Aragon Gilbert's Error Code chosen card is found in an "error code" created by the spectator
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Woody Aragon Wait! There's still more... a) Forcing a number
b) Letters, words
c) Treasure hunt
d) Red and Black
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Woody Aragon, Ricardo Rodriguez An Interview
307
Woody Aragon Theoretical Relativism
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Woody Aragon Regarding Mathemagic 1. The role of mathematics in card magic
2. The "sleight of math" concept
3. Facing mathemagic
4. So...is it really worth it?
5. How to present data and processes
323
Woody Aragon Construction and Composition: The Structure of Magic
339
Woody Aragon My Masters discussion of influences
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Woody Aragon Appendix: Woody's Change Box deck switch apparatus
367
Woody Aragon Final Thanks
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