Written by Roger Crosthwaite, Justin Higham

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)


Creators Title Comments & References Page Categories
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 lapRelated 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 fishingRelated 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 informationRelated 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
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
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 typeInspired 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
Roger Crosthwaite Spin-Out Center Deal 27
Edward Marlo Open Hockley top card apparently dragged into centerRelated to 28
Randy Wakeman Fake One Hand Center Related to
  • Randy Wakeman Presents, p. 136
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 informationRelated to
  • Ed Marlo in "Technomagic" No. 12 (Justin Higham, June 1991)
Roger Crosthwaite The Magic Salt "Phase Six: Making the Magic"
cards dealt on table become invisible, deck penetrates case
Edward Marlo Count-Lap while packet is counted, see also p. 234 for credit informationRelated 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
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
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
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
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 CutInspired 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 eyesInspired 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 cardsInspired 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 AcesInspired 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 selectionInspired 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, tabledVariations 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 kissRelated 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 rhythmicRelated 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)
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 controlledInspired by 129
Roger Crosthwaite Method Four: Multiple Cull deck face-up in dealing position, left thumb riffles, desired cards jogged and controlledInspired by 129
Roger Crosthwaite Method Five: Multiple Cull deck face-up in dealing position, left thumb riffles, desired cards jogged and controlledInspired by 130
Roger Crosthwaite Method Six: Multiple Cull deck face-up in dealing position, left thumb riffles, desired cards jogged and controlledInspired 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 controlledInspired by 133
David Carré The Combination Cull - First Method four-of-a-kind to the bottomRelated to 133
Justin Higham The Combination Cull - Second Method four-of-a-kind to the topRelated 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
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 OrderAlso 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 cardsInspired byVariations 160
Edward Marlo End Tap Pass brief, only with illustrationsRelated 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 separationRelated 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 spectatorInspired by 166
Unknown Dribble Force break 167
James Kater Thompson Thompson's Stop finesse of watching the mouth of spectator to aid in timingRelated 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 endRelated to
  • Inside Out No. VI (1989, Justin Higham, p. 14)
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, MarloRelated to
  • "Discourse On A Move" (MUM, Dec. 1959, p. 278)
Edward Marlo 4-as-5 Count four as five while hiding one, Everchange Count handlingInspired byAlso published here
  • Sticks and Stones No. 13, 1978
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)
Jack Avis Upright Count Inspired by
  • "Perfect False Count" (Brian MacCarthy, Modern Sleights, 1934, p. 10)
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 fiveAlso 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 substituteAlso published here
  • "Illusive Aces" (Justin Higham, West End Card Session, 1989, p. 18)
Jack Avis Another Call, Another Place bottom deals instead of second dealsRelated to 186
Jack Avis The Bottom Deal comments on the Erdnase Bottom DealInspired 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
Jack Avis A Change of Identity four Jacks "whisper" three selections and transpose with themInspired 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 tableRelated 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, whisperersInspired 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 ofAlso published here
  • Lecture notes Edinburgh, March 1986
Gordon Bruce Spread Switch two cards displayed in spread condition, one taken in each hand with deck in left hand and one switchedVariations
  • Eric Mason (Stuff, 1985, p. 34)
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 matesAlso published here 210
Larry Jennings Larreverse 211
Henry Christ Christ Reverse similar to LarreverseAlso published here 211
George McBride Where Regals Dare Inspired by
  • "Topsy Turvy or Slow Motion Plus" (Trevor Lewis, New Pentagram, Jan. 1972)
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 deckInspired by 216
Eric de la Mare De La Mare Count four as fiveAlso published here 217
Roger Crosthwaite Appendix - Technical Notes for Chapter One various details and notes for the seven-phase actRelated 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 commentsRelated to 222
Roger Crosthwaite The Gaze Method credit informationRelated 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 informationRelated to 232
Roger Crosthwaite Punch Stack Inspired by 232