Written by Roger Crosthwaite, Justin Higham

1994
Work of Jack Avis, Roger Crosthwaite, Various

236 pages (Hardcover), published by L&L Publishing
Illustrated with drawings by Chris Powers.
Language: English

(247 entries)

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Roger Crosthwaite Acknowledgments
xii
Donald Bevan Profile about Roger Crosthwaite
xv
Justin Higham Preface
xvii
Jack Avis Foreword
xviii
Roger Crosthwaite Introduction
xix
Roger Crosthwaite Completing the Circle commentary on the upcoming seven-phase card act
  • Phase One: Beginning the Act (Set-Up, Building Rapport)
  • Phase Two: Reading the Mind
  • Phase Three: Finding the Foursome
  • Phase Four: Caressing the Cards
  • Phase Five: Dealing with Desire
  • Phase Six: Making the Magic
  • Phase Seven: Ending with Style
Related to 1
Roger Crosthwaite The Deck Production from invisible grain of salt, cased, from lap
Related toVariations 4
Roger Crosthwaite The Salt Pot Production salt shaker appears in hand, from lap, straddle grip steal
6
Roger Crosthwaite Primal Paradigms "Phase Two: Reading the Mind"
Joker grabbed from spread, originally top card
Inspired by 7
Roger Crosthwaite Think-a-Card in fan, gaze method, with fishing
Related to 8
Roger Crosthwaite Salad Shuffle letting the spectator just spread the cards around on the table
8
Unknown Drop-Cut Control just a running cut to the table starting at a break
9
Roger Crosthwaite Incomplete Shuffle Glimpse bottom card, after tabled riffle shuffle
9
Larry Jennings The Upjog Switch see also p. 227 for credit information
Related to 10
Roger Crosthwaite Finding the Foursome "Phase Three"
11
Roger Crosthwaite Rapid Cull downjog cull with strip-out, see also p. 227 for credit information
11
Unknown Draw False Cut single cut from hand to table
12
Unknown Fan Shuffle Placement
12
Roger Crosthwaite The Kilburn Cut estimation cut to locate a card à la Marlo
13
Roger Crosthwaite The Sultan Stab spectator throws indicator card into dribble, shown to be next to King, indicator card changes into King as well as:
  • The Chutney Change
14
Roger Crosthwaite On the Top Change
15
Roger Crosthwaite The Khan Reverse
16
Unknown Domino Split classic turnover flourish
16
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Shuffle description checked by Herb Zarrow according to p. 230
17
Daryl Martinez Martinez Display six-packet cutting sequence
17
Roger Crosthwaite Righting Move Variation for Triumph clean-up
18
Unknown Charlier Catch boomerang card caught with left hand
19
Roger Crosthwaite Card Case Switch using Tenkai Palm, table edge
19
Roger Crosthwaite Insertion Steal directly into LTP
20
Roger Crosthwaite Visual Replacement LTP steal from table edge
21
Roger Crosthwaite Lost and Found "Phase Four: Caressing the Cards"
Kings lost, spectator decides on number of players and who should win
23
Roger Crosthwaite Overhand Shuffle Shift
Related to 23
Edward Marlo Undercut Finesse double undercut finesse
23
Roger Crosthwaite Minus 51 Riffle Stack one-shuffle riffle stack
24
Edward Marlo Combi-Null Cut
25
Roger Crosthwaite Off-the-Face Switch slow-motion type
Inspired by 26
Roger Crosthwaite How It's Done "Phase Five: Dealing with Desire"
fake center deal, card dealt onto pile yet appears again when spectator says stop during deal, finally comes from pocket
27
Roger Crosthwaite Spin-Out Center Deal
27
Edward Marlo Open Hockley top card apparently dragged into center
Related to 28
Randy Wakeman Fake One Hand Center
Related to
  • Randy Wakeman Presents, p. 136
28
Dai Vernon Flourish Count one-handed
28
John Benzais Benzais Deal Cop
28
Dai Vernon Vernon Change
29
Roger Crosthwaite Pocket Switch card sticking out of breast pocket, removed with one hand, see also p. 234 for credit information
Related to
  • Ed Marlo in "Technomagic" No. 12 (Justin Higham, June 1991)
30
Roger Crosthwaite The Magic Salt "Phase Six: Making the Magic"
cards dealt on table become invisible, deck penetrates case
31
Edward Marlo Count-Lap while packet is counted, see also p. 234 for credit information
Related to 31
Edward Marlo, Carmen D'Amico Propelled Lapping
31
Roger Crosthwaite Single Deal Vanish card(s) dealt on table vanish, into LTP, see also p. 234 for credit information, also:
  • Multiple Deal Vanish
32
Roger Crosthwaite LTP Packet Replacement to top
33
Roger Crosthwaite The Long Pour "Phase Seven: Ending with Style"
cased deck, case suddenly filled with salt
34
Roger Crosthwaite Think-a-Card - Opening Remarks thoughts and references
  • The Selection of the Card
  • The Location of the Card
  • The Revelation of the Card
37
Roger Crosthwaite Personal Roots about the think-a-card plot
41
Roger Crosthwaite Psychological Roots
  • The Eyes Have It
  • The Length of Gaze
  • The Direction of Gaze
  • The Intensity of Gaze
43
Roger Crosthwaite Erdnase Method A "Technical Roots"
Inspired byRelated to 48
Roger Crosthwaite Variation One: Verbal Stop Technique peek-type selection, dressed as think-a-card
49
Roger Crosthwaite Variation Two: Visual Stop Technique riffling through card with short pause
50
Roger Crosthwaite Variation Three: Retention-of-Vision
Inspired by 52
Roger Crosthwaite Erdnase Method B "Technical Roots"
springing face-up with short pause, credit information
Inspired by 52
Roger Crosthwaite Variation: The Spring Force springing, spectator says stop, only one card remains in right hand, face-up or face-down
53
Roger Crosthwaite Erdnase Method C "Technical Roots"
Inspired by 54
Roger Crosthwaite Variation: The Charlier Force bold, bottom card shown to spectator during Charlier Cut
Inspired by 54
Roger Crosthwaite Erdnase Method D "Technical Roots"
by the gaze, see following entries, credit information
Inspired by 55
Roger Crosthwaite The Gaze Method - Think-a-Card cards spread through with the faces towards the spectator, observing the spectator's eyes
Inspired byRelated to 55
Unknown Veneri Break Transfer heel break
59
Roger Crosthwaite Think-a-Force cards spread through with the faces towards the spectator, psychological force
  • Controlling the Gaze
Related to 59
Roger Crosthwaite The Unexplained following items were unexplained on video "Inner Sanctum Volume 4"
61
Roger Crosthwaite Mental Stab performer stabs next to thought-of card, (classic) out for three possibilities
61
Roger Crosthwaite Direct Mindreading
62
Roger Crosthwaite Mental Topper spectator shuffles deck and cuts it into four piles, top card of chosen pile is selection, LTP palm-out and replacement
63
Roger Crosthwaite Mental Jacks two Jacks sandwich "thought-of" (forced) card
63
Roger Crosthwaite Mindreading Experiment 1 card "thought-of" (forced), mate is in case and spectator stops on his selection
64
Roger Crosthwaite Mindreading Experiment 2 card put in case, performer does not know it, mate forced on spectator, glimpse via hole in case, belly stripper suggestion
64
Justin Higham Super Clairvoyant spectator thinks of any card, deals twice the value and drops rest on top, after a reverse faro, the performer knows the value and can fish
64
Roger Crosthwaite Wrist Turn Reversal end-for-end turnover of half the deck
67
Arthur H. Buckley Fan Peek
Also published here 67
Trevor Lewis Direct Mind Control spectator stops at named card, second deal
68
Cyril Golding Cyril Golding's Method following gaze while spectator looks at fan
70
Roger Crosthwaite Beyond the Gen chapter intro
72
Justin Higham Spectator Cuts, Magician Delivers
Related to 72
Edward Marlo Top Card Slip Cut
72
Edward Marlo, Justin Higham Open Hockley Variant apparently dragging top card of packet into left hand, bottom card taken instead
73
Bob Stencel Circular Subtlety
73
Roger Crosthwaite Flash Aces
Also published here 74
Bob Irons Irons Control top stock
75
Roger Crosthwaite Primal Premonition unknown and freely chosen card put aside, card peeked at, they match
77
Roger Crosthwaite Daub Fingertip Peek
Inspired by 78
Roger Crosthwaite Tabled Steal bottom card into LTP as deck is tabled
80
Roger Crosthwaite Lap-Switch tabled card picked up and put in other hand, lapping, using LTP
81
Roger Crosthwaite Turnover Switch tabled card turned over, lapping, using LTP
82
Roger Crosthwaite Primal Memory 1 one card thought-of and one selected, both predicted via matching cards
Inspired by 83
Unknown Cut-Deeper Force here credited to Henry Christ
83
Roger Crosthwaite Primal Memory 2 card thought-of from spread and card selected, found, no no fishing
84
Edward Marlo Click Count
Related to 85
Michael Vincent Michael's Wild Card three selections and Joker change four Jokers and then to four Aces
Inspired by 86
Dai Vernon, Michael Vincent Strip-Out Addition Handling
86
Unknown 5-as-4 Count brief
86
Edward Marlo Diminishing Lift Sequence
86
Father Cyprian Color Change paintbrush type with small packet
87
Michael Vincent Through-the-Fist Change
Variations 88
Roger Crosthwaite Miracle Change Effect card changes into selection
Inspired by 89
Roger Crosthwaite LTP Peek Steal
89
Roger Crosthwaite Clip Palm unusual clip position before getting into LTP
90
Roger Crosthwaite Tabled Addition from LTP palm
90
Roger Crosthwaite LTP Miracle Steal
Inspired by 92
Roger Crosthwaite Sandwich Sequence card appears between tabled red Queens, then to black Queens and back, Visitor
  • Phase One: The Trap
  • Phase Two: The Escape
  • Phase Three: The Return
Inspired by 94
Henry Christ Christ Twist
94
Roger Crosthwaite Delayed Switch
Inspired by 95
Michael Vincent Ultra Clean Sandwich named card appears between tabled sandwich cards à la Marlo
98
Edward Marlo Longitudinal Top Palm
98
Michael Vincent Incredible Deal Switch
Inspired byRelated to 99
Roger Crosthwaite Purist Sandwich
Inspired by 100
Roger Crosthwaite Clip Bottom Control from peek to LTP to bottom of deck
100
Roger Crosthwaite Clip Second-from-Bottom Control from peek to LTP to second from bottom
101
Roger Crosthwaite Quantum Classics chapter intro
104
Bob Irons Gambler's Aces breather crimp, tabled
Variations 104
Unknown Breather Crimp
104
Bob Irons Bottom Running-Cut placing a key card above the top stock during running cut, bottom strip
104
Bob Irons Breather Stacking cull-stack, Aces and Kings have breather crimp
106
Herb Zarrow After-the-Shuffle Reverse swing cut, halves kiss
Related to 107
Roger Crosthwaite Free Count Aces Aces cut into deck, found again
  • Variation One: Faro Shuffle
  • Variation Two: Overhand-Faro Combination
Inspired by 109
Roger Crosthwaite Rapid Thumb Count rhythmic
Related to 109
Edward Marlo Moveable Card Force spectator says stop and finger is moved along fan, card dragged along behind thumb
112
Edward Marlo Moveable Coincidence two cards chosen by saying stop when finger is moved along fan match
112
Justin Higham The Longitudinal Pass
114
Justin Higham The Dribble Shift
Related toAlso published here
  • Utility Card Sleights (1988, p. 12)
116
Justin Higham Delayed Dribble Shift
118
Roger Crosthwaite The Diagonal Palm Shift "A Tribute to Lewis Ganson"
Inspired byRelated to 119
Roger Crosthwaite Diagonal Push-Through
119
Lewis Ganson Palm-Replacement left hand to top of deck
120
Chris Powers Card from Box deck case, selection penetrates case, palmed out from case
122
Edward Marlo Revolving Replacement
122
Michael Vincent Michael's General Card Joker changes into three previous selections one by one
123
Jerry Andrus Panoramic Shift brief
123
Unknown Pass-Cut als false cut
123
Michael Vincent Second-from-Top Change
  • Third-from-Top Change (or more)
Related to 124
Roger Crosthwaite The Cull intro
127
Roger Crosthwaite Riffle Cull Finesse
127
Roger Crosthwaite Method One: Single Cull deck face-up in dealing position, left thumb riffles, desired card controlled, one card pass action
128
Roger Crosthwaite Method Two: Single Cull deck face-up in dealing position, left thumb riffles, desired card controlled, one card pass action
128
Roger Crosthwaite Method Three: Multiple Cull deck face-up in dealing position, left thumb riffles, desired cards jogged and controlled
Inspired by 129
Roger Crosthwaite Method Four: Multiple Cull deck face-up in dealing position, left thumb riffles, desired cards jogged and controlled
Inspired by 129
Roger Crosthwaite Method Five: Multiple Cull deck face-up in dealing position, left thumb riffles, desired cards jogged and controlled
Inspired by 130
Roger Crosthwaite Method Six: Multiple Cull deck face-up in dealing position, left thumb riffles, desired cards jogged and controlled
Inspired by 131
Roger Crosthwaite Method Seven: Cull-Crimp deck face-up in dealing position, left thumb riffles, desired cards corner crimped down
132
Roger Crosthwaite Method Eight: Cull-Crimp deck face-up in dealing position, left thumb riffles, desired cards corner crimped up
132
Roger Crosthwaite Method Nine: Multiple Cull deck face-up in dealing position, left thumb riffles, desired cards jogged or crimped
132
Jack Avis Cull & Triple Peek Control deck face-up in dealing position, left thumb riffles, three cards marked off and controlled
Inspired by 133
David Carré The Combination Cull - First Method four-of-a-kind to the bottom
Related to 133
Justin Higham The Combination Cull - Second Method four-of-a-kind to the top
Related to 134
David Carré Total Cull shuffled deck, routine after which the deck is sorted into fours-of-a-kind or new deck order
  • Phase One: The Nine/Ten Trick
  • Phase Two: The First Ace Trick
  • Phase Three: Four Aces Lost and Found
  • Phase Four: Four Quick Ace Discoveries
  • Phase Five: The Cour Cards
  • Phase Six: The Separation
  • Phase Seven: The Complete Assembly
  • Phase Eight: The Lull before the Storm
  • Phase Nine: The Grand Finale
  • Variation: Another Sort
135
David Carré Order Cull
138
Unknown Slop/Drunken Shuffle as separation
138
Roger Crosthwaite On the Prayer Cull credit attempt
140
Roger Crosthwaite Seconds and More
145
Kevin Reay The Push-Off Second Deal - First Method
146
Simon Lovell The Push-Off Second Deal - Second Method
148
Justin Higham The Push-Off Second Deal - Third Method
148
Roger Crosthwaite The Immediate Center break, mention of "Out of this Escorial" (by Kevin Reay)
151
Justin Higham Block Unit Control
Inspired by 151
Guy Hollingworth Reset Routine ends in New Pack Order
Also published here 154
Unknown Pick-Up False Shuffle to reverse order of top few cards, brief
155
Unknown Milk Build Stacking
155
Edward Marlo Rear Clip Palm deeper cop position, see also p. 166
156
John Benzais The Benzais Spin Out brief
158
Roger Crosthwaite The Bottom Deal
Inspired by 158
Edward Marlo, Roger Crosthwaite The Center Control Deal
Inspired by 159
Justin Higham Interlaced Transformation three cards between Aces in center, Kings on top, Aces now on top and Kings in center with the three cards
Inspired byVariations 160
Edward Marlo End Tap Pass brief, only with illustrations
Related to 160
Justin Higham, Edward Marlo Strike Unit Control brief
160
Edward Marlo Open Double Deal
162
Edward Victor Riffle Pass Cover
Related to 162
Roger Crosthwaite To Another World starts from shuffled deck
163
Roger Crosthwaite Longitudinal Deal-Cop here used as red-black separation
Related to 163
Roger Crosthwaite Follow Up card peeked in red half travels to black half
165
Justin Higham Phantom Aces position of Aces announced after spectators shuffle the deck, one-by-one production, last one stabbed with another card by spectator
Inspired by 166
Unknown Dribble Force break
167
James Kater Thompson Thompson's Stop finesse of watching the mouth of spectator to aid in timing
Related to 167
Justin Higham Stab Force
Inspired byRelated to 168
Justin Higham Running Charlier
Inspired by 169
Bob Irons One Shuffle Riffle Stack "riffle-off and double-break action"
Related to 170
Jack Avis, Cy Endfield Twist and Vanish biddle trick, five-card twisting routine, cards turn over one by one, selection vanishes at the end
Related to
  • Inside Out No. VI (1989, Justin Higham, p. 14)
174
Elmer Biddle, Tony Kardyro Biddle Steal
174
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse
175
Alex Elmsley Everchange Count four as five while hiding one
175
Roger Crosthwaite Biddle Steal Credit Information Biddle, Kardyro, Marlo
Related to
  • "Discourse On A Move" (MUM, Dec. 1959, p. 278)
177
Edward Marlo 4-as-5 Count four as five while hiding one, Everchange Count handling
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Sticks and Stones No. 13, 1978
177
Jack Avis Siva's Twist and Vanish biddle trick, five-card twisting routine, cards turn over one by one, selection vanishes at the end
178
Edward Marlo Unloading/Putback False Count
Inspired by
  • "Switchless Switch" (1956 Card Annual)
178
Jack Avis Upright Count
Inspired by
  • "Perfect False Count" (Brian MacCarthy, Modern Sleights, 1934, p. 10)
179
Edward Marlo Turnover Move Handling
Related to 179
Edward Marlo Olram Split clean-up righting when in a four-card packet the bottom two cards are reversed
180
Cy Endfield Shock Treatment "Twist and Vanish", biddle trick with thought-of card (one out of three), five-card twisting routine, cards turn over one by one, selection vanishes at the end
180
Unknown Milk Build Placement
181
Cy Endfield, Bill Simon Endfield-Simon Count four as five
Also published here 182
Edward Marlo Variation One: Deep Face-Up Switch
184
Justin Higham Variation Two: Steal-Back biddle steal/load handling
185
Justin Higham Variation Three: Centerpoint Subtlety deck spread on table in two stages, former reversed bottom card is seen in the center at the end, cut/pass substitute
Also published here
  • "Illusive Aces" (Justin Higham, West End Card Session, 1989, p. 18)
185
Jack Avis Another Call, Another Place bottom deals instead of second deals
Related toVariations 186
Jack Avis The Bottom Deal comments on the Erdnase Bottom Deal
Inspired by 187
Jack Avis Flip Up Put Back Count cards counted off the top of the deck, left thumb flips the cards up one by one
  • The Genuine Count
  • The False Count
  • The Force
188
Jack Avis A Change of Identity four Jacks "whisper" three selections and transpose with them
Inspired byRelated toVariations 190
Juan Tamariz Tamariz Turnover
191
Victor Farelli Skin-Grip
Related to 191
Jack Avis Siva Display Subtlety
191
Jack Avis The Hindu Shuffle force
192
Jack Avis The Lap Addition Christ force under the table
Related to 192
Jack Avis Under-the-Table Reverse getting ready for Christ type force under the table
193
Derek Dingle The Nolap Switch
193
Roger Crosthwaite The Elmsley Count with credit information
195
Edward Victor The E-Y-E Count
196
Brother John Hamman Flushtration Count
197
Justin Higham Identity Cards alternate handling, whisperers
Inspired by 198
Edward Marlo Olram Subtlety
198
Roger Crosthwaite The Scottish Connection chapter intro
202
Peter Duffie The First Link on Roy Walton
202
Roy Walton Leave 'em Laughing spectator choses one of the four Aces and mixed them up, Ace located, all change to Jacks
203
Gordon Bruce Palmist's Prediction two signed cards and one thought of
Also published here
  • Lecture notes Edinburgh, March 1986
204
Gordon Bruce Spread Switch two cards displayed in spread condition, one taken in each hand with deck in left hand and one switched
Variations
  • Eric Mason (Stuff, 1985, p. 34)
205
Peter Duffie Those Enigmatic Royals
  • Phase One (based on Card Puzzle)
  • Phase Two (based on Happy Families, court cards mixed and the suits unite again via spelling)
Inspired by 206
Iain Girdwood Adagio for String
209
Steven Hamilton Thinking Out Loud card built from two consecutive cards in the deck by taking suit of one and value of the other, that card turns over, then Triumph with four cards reversed at finale, the constructed card and its mates
Also published here 210
Larry Jennings Larreverse
211
Henry Christ Christ Reverse similar to Larreverse
Also published here 211
George McBride Where Regals Dare
Inspired by
  • "Topsy Turvy or Slow Motion Plus" (Trevor Lewis, New Pentagram, Jan. 1972)
213
Frederick Braue Braue Addition
213
George McBride Flip-Over Switch
214
Paul Weir Quantum Leap selection put between Queens, two Aces cut face-up in deck, selection is named (whisper like) and travels to Aces in deck
Inspired by 216
Eric de la Mare De La Mare Count four as five
Also published here 217
Roger Crosthwaite Appendix - Technical Notes for Chapter One various details and notes for the seven-phase act
Related to 219
Roger Crosthwaite The Impromptu Shelf
Inspired by 220
Roger Crosthwaite Building Rapport
221
Roger Crosthwaite The Longitudinal Tenkai Palm (LTP) comments and credit information
222
Roger Crosthwaite The Deck Production further comments
Related to 222
Roger Crosthwaite The Gaze Method credit information
Related to 223
Roger Crosthwaite Three-Way-Out Location for think-a-card, card found by stabbing another next to it
224
Rainer Teschner, Roberto Giobbi Riffle Force Handling
224
Roger Crosthwaite High-Cros Move
Variations 225
Unknown Dribbling with Angle Job to the table
226
Edward Marlo Turnaround Center Glimpse
226
Unknown Anglejog Turnover Glimpse
Related to 226
Roger Crosthwaite Delayed Turnaround Center Glimpse
226
Roger Crosthwaite Sauter La Coupe on beating the cut and false cuts
228
Roger Crosthwaite The High-Cros Move Variant
Inspired by 230
Tenkai Ishida Optical Move brief
231
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase Squaring Action after riffle shuffle
231
Roger Crosthwaite The Shuffle Shift overhand, credit information
Related to 232
Roger Crosthwaite Punch Stack
Inspired by 232