Written by Paul Vigil

Work of Paul Vigil

248 pages (Hardcover), published by Dark Arts Press
Illustrated with photographs.
Language: English

(55 entries)


Creators Title Comments & References Page Categories
Mike Pisciotta Foreword xiii
Paul Vigil Introduction xv
Paul Vigil Prepare to Enter setting up for the act
- Paraphernalia
- Main Deck Setup
- Pocket Management
Paul Vigil Opening introduction to the audience 11
Paul Vigil Determined Choice one of six items chosen and predictedInspired by
  • "Mind Control" (Bill Abbott, 2004)
  • "Hypnotic Choice" (Dealer's Item)
Paul Vigil Center Tear Presentation as a follow-up to previous routine 24
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 plotInspired 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 routinesInspired 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Bruce Cervon Cervon Finale previously unpublished phase 60
Lee Asher Spectator picks the right Card how to handle the situationAlso 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 to
Jeff Corn Corn's Gaff for Slow Motion Bill Transposition 72
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 decisionAlso published here
  • Rick Maue, Raw, 2008 & The Road, 2010
Dai Vernon, Charles Nyquist Ribbon Spread Hide-Out with bottom card, credit informationRelated to
  • Daley's Notebook, Items 26 and 80
Paul Vigil Tabled Hindu Force tabled running cut, with "top or bottom?"-decision 97
Paul Vigil Transposition vs. Transformation & Visual Changes 102
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 123
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 coinsAlso published here 130
John C. Wagner J. C. Wagner's Handling Related to 131
Joshua Jay (Watch) The Final Vanish watch holdoutRelated to 137
Paul Vigil Fair Game with prediction sent to spectator's phone as text messageInspired byRelated to 141
Dr. Alpen Nacar Nacar's Holdout Sequence Ose Cut and shuffle combination, done by spectatorInspired 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, TTTCBEInspired by 159
Unknown Top & Bottom Glimpse 161
Paul Vigil Using Equivoque in "The Trick That Cannot Be Explained" strategy to get down to five cardsInspired byRelated to 162
Christopher James Rose, Paul Vigil The Five-Card Force one of five cards forced 163
Unknown Hofzinser Spread Force 174
Paul Vigil Deck Switch: Out with the Old 175
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" Clark Crandall Vigil's Pump Sequence 206
Paul Vigil, Bascom Jones Astro-Logic cold readings and Q&AInspired by 216
Paul Vigil Unwilling Participants how to handle them during fishing sequences 220
Bill Abbott Bill's Phase 3 two spectators select a card from half the deck each that is in their pockets, divined by performer 220
Paul Vigil Tossed-Out Deck with the Octopus Deck 220
Paul Vigil The Premonition card predicted in wallet 221
Paul Vigil Two Minds with But a Single Thought two spectator's read each other's mind 221
Paul Vigil Ultra-Mental Deck (a.k.a Invisible Deck) combination with Octopus Deck 222
Paul Vigil Devano Rising Cards combination with Octopus Deck 222
Paul Vigil A History of Influences: From the Bank to the Pump credit information 222
Paul Vigil Cards 1-0-1 credit information 224
Paul Vigil The Divided Card credit information 225
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 by
  • "DealFlipDropCut" (Howard A. Adams, OICUFESP Vol. 6, 1980, p. 15)
Howard A. Adams The Order of Chaos DealFlipDropCut, apparent mixing of packet by spectatorRelated to
  • "DealFlipDropCut" (Howard A. Adams, OICUFESP Vol. 6, 1980, p. 15)
Jared Kopf Kopf's False Shuffle or The Double Optical Shuffle briefAlso published here 231
Paul Curry, Tony Picasso Swindle Switch with subtlety 241
Paul Vigil Closing 245
Paul Vigil Acknowledgements 247
Paul Vigil About the Author 248