Written by Paul Vigil
Work of Paul Vigil
248 pages (Hardcover), published by Dark Arts Press
Illustrated with photographs
Language: English
55 entries
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Mike Pisciotta Foreword
Paul Vigil Introduction
Paul Vigil Prepare to Enter setting up for the act
  • Paraphernalia
  • Main Deck Setup
  • Pocket Management
Paul Vigil Opening introduction to the audience
Paul Vigil Determined Choice one of six items chosen and predicted
Inspired by
  • "Mind Control" (Bill Abbott, 2004)
  • "Hypnotic Choice" (Dealer's Item)
Paul Vigil Center Tear Presentation as a follow-up to previous routine
Paul Vigil, Jimmy Fingers Free Will of Order three items, spectator decides how they are distributed to three locations, this is predicted, with credit information on the plot
Inspired by
  • "Free Will of Order" (Jimmy Fingers, 2006)
  • "Free Will" (Deddy Corbuzier & Paul Richards)
Paul Vigil 3-Card Monte multiple phases, credit information on fake index monte routines
Inspired by
  • "Catch 33" (Lee Asher, 2003, 2013)
Joey Burton, Paul Vigil Kaiser Con
Inspired by
  • "Kaiser Con" (Joey Burton, Catch 33)
Joey Burton, Paul Vigil Sosi Switch
Inspired by
  • "Sosi Switch" (Joey Burton, Catch 33)
Bruce Cervon Cervon Finale previously unpublished phase
Lee Asher Spectator picks the right Card how to handle the situation
Also published here
  • Catch 33 (2003, 2013)
Paul Vigil Thou Shalt Not Steal "or The Mona Lisa Money Trick"
Inspired by
  • "Be Switched" (George Hample, 1985)
Related toVariations
Jeff Corn Corn's Gaff for Slow Motion Bill Transposition
Paul Vigil The Mind-Melding Magician! Chicago Opener credit information
  • Phase 1: A Pseudo-Interpretation
  • Phase 2: Come Together
  • Phase 3: Outta Left Field
Inspired by
  • "Mind Reading Magician!" (Bill Malone, DVD Here I Go Again Vol. 2, 2007)
Rick Maue Maue's Pen humorous demonstration on controlling the spectator's decision
Also published here
  • Rick Maue, Raw, 2008 & The Road, 2010
Dai Vernon, Charles Nyquist Ribbon Spread Hide-Out with bottom card, credit information
Paul Vigil Tabled Hindu Force tabled running cut, with "top or bottom?"-decision
Paul Vigil Transposition vs. Transformation & Visual Changes
Paul Vigil The Phantom Returns "or Ripping the Fabric of Space-Time"
safety pin pinned through handkerchief and ripped out, repeats
  • Phase 1: The Fabric of Space-Time
  • Phase 2: You Decide
  • Phase 3: Lies are Made from Whole Cloth
Inspired by 103
Paul Vigil Copper/Brass/Silver asymmetric transposition, transposition with spectator holding a coin, the coins vanish
  • Phase 1: Three Wise Men & the Setting Sun
  • Phase 2: An Unwitting Examination
  • Phase 3: Going, Going, Gone!
David London Copper/Brass/Silver Introduction Speech
Michael Rubinstein, Fantasio Modified Fantastic Chip Turnover
Inspired byRelated to
  • Michael Rubinstein, Knockout Coin Magic Vol. 2 and 3 (2001)
Don Morris Morris' False Toss with two coins
Also published here 130
John C. Wagner J. C. Wagner's Handling
Related to 131
Joshua Jay (Watch) The Final Vanish watch holdout
Related to 137
Paul Vigil Fair Game with prediction sent to spectator's phone as text message
Inspired byRelated to 141
Dr. Alpen Nacar Nacar's Holdout Sequence Ose Cut and shuffle combination, done by spectator
Inspired byRelated to 146
Paul Vigil The Unexpected Wild Card fair selection matched by packet of duplicate prediction cards, on repeat the prediction packet changes to match new selection, "trick that cannot be explained"
Inspired by 159
Top & Bottom Glimpse
Paul Vigil Using Equivoque in "The Trick That Cannot Be Explained" strategy to get down to five cards
Inspired byRelated to 162
Christopher James Rose, Paul Vigil The Five-Card Force one of five cards forced
Hofzinser Spread Force
Paul Vigil Deck Switch: Out with the Old
Tommy Wonder Small Packet Bottom Deal
Also published here 182
Paul Vigil, Bill Abbott The Octopus Deck two spectators think of cards in spread, then two selected with tossed-out deck procedure
  • Phase 1: Up Close
  • Phase 2: Furthur
Inspired by
  • "The Octopus Deck" (Bill Abbott, 2008)
Paul Vigil, "Senator" Clarke Crandall Vigil's Pump Sequence
Paul Vigil, Bascom Jones Astro-Logic cold readings and Q&A
Inspired by 216
Paul Vigil Unwilling Participants how to handle them during fishing sequences
Bill Abbott Bill's Phase 3 two spectators select a card from half the deck each that is in their pockets, divined by performer
Paul Vigil Tossed-Out Deck with the Octopus Deck
Paul Vigil The Premonition card predicted in wallet
Paul Vigil Two Minds with But a Single Thought two spectator's read each other's mind
Paul Vigil Ultra-Mental Deck (a.k.a Invisible Deck) combination with Octopus Deck
Paul Vigil Devano Rising Cards combination with Octopus Deck
Paul Vigil A History of Influences: From the Bank to the Pump credit information
Paul Vigil Cards 1-0-1 credit information
Paul Vigil The Divided Card credit information
Paul Vigil Sympathy (for the Devil) Cards "or Cartas con Simpatia Diabolica"
two packets end up in the same order, despite mixing procedures, one packet mixed again and its order typed into phone, performer's phone rings
  • Part 1: My Condolences
  • Part 2: Can You Hear Me Now?
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 227
Howard A. Adams The Order of Chaos DealFlipDropCut, apparent mixing of packet by spectator
Related to 228
Jared Kopf Kopf's False Shuffle or The Double Optical Shuffle brief
Also published here 231
Paul Curry, Tony Picasso Swindle Switch with subtlety
Paul Vigil Closing
Paul Vigil Acknowledgements
Paul Vigil About the Author
Data entered by Denis Behr, July 2017.