Written by Roger Crosthwaite

1999
Work of Roger Crosthwaite

198 pages (Hardcover), published by The Cairn Press
Illustrated with photographs.
Language: English

(59 entries)

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Roger Crosthwaite Acknowledgements 4
Justin Higham Orientation 9
Roger Crosthwaite Hoy Book Test Handling page miscalling 9
David Berglas Foreword 10
Roger Crosthwaite Introduction 11
Justin Higham True Magic Via Objectivity (revised) Also published here 15
Elizabeth Warlock From Witchcraft to Warlock: A Remembrance of Peter Warlock 21
Roger Crosthwaite The Evolution of Think-a-Card "A lecture given by Fr Roger Crosthwaite at The Magic Circle Collectors' Day, 25 May 1996"
credit and historical information
1. Scot's "Discoverie"
2. Goldston's Quarterly
3. The Berglas Effect
23
Roger Crosthwaite Perception 33
Roger Crosthwaite On Victor Farelli 36
Roger Crosthwaite To Pause or Not To Pause 37
Roger Crosthwaite Un, Deux, Trois from invisible grains of salt, cased, from lapInspired by 43
Roger Crosthwaite Mindshaker One OOSOOM handling, card thought-of as cards are riffled in peek positionInspired by 49
Roger Crosthwaite Mindshaker Two peeked card is named 54
Roger Crosthwaite Mindshaker Three peeked at card found 57
Roger Crosthwaite Peek Steal Control in LTP and then to top 58
Roger Crosthwaite Think-as-I-Think chapter intro 65
Roger Crosthwaite Look-as-I-Look spectator and performer each think of a card in two decks, deck exchanged and cards removed, they matchInspired by 65
Justin Higham Force-as-I-Force spectator and performer each think of a card in two decks, deck exchanged and cards removed, they match 68
Roger Crosthwaite The Upjog Switch upjogged card squared and thumbed off onto table, also for multiple-out tricksInspired by 69
Roger Crosthwaite Focused Television card thought of, spectator removes five cards one of which must be selection, it is foundInspired byRelated to 75
Unknown Bubble Glimpse 77
Roger Crosthwaite Multiple Procedures getting spectator to think of one cards of a few
1. Spectator Shuffles and Spreads (full stack, spectator shuffled briefly)
2. Spectator Shuffles and Spreads (small stack)
3. Spectator Shuffles and Spreads (no stack)
Related to 78
Roger Crosthwaite Alternative Versions getting spectator to think of one cards of a few
1. Spectator Shuffles
2. Spectator Speaks
3. Spectator Imagines
4. Spectator Plays (1, incorporating wallet)
5. Spectator Plays (2)
Related to 80
Justin Higham Corrected Prediction card peeked at, it matches a prediction in wallet
- Method One (prediction same color)
- Method Two (prediction odd-backed)
- Method Three (deck changes back color as climax)
Inspired by
  • "One Deck Perfect Prediction" (Justin Higham, Technomagic No. 2, Aug. 1990)
  • Domination of Thought (Hofzinser)
Related to
  • Tech-Notes No. 1 (March 1992), incorrect description
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Roger Crosthwaite, Justin Higham Independent Prediction odd-backed prediction card in breast pocket, matches peeked-at card
- Method One (Crosthwaite)
- Method Two (Higham)
Inspired by
  • "One Deck Perfect Prediction" (Justin Higham, Technomagic No. 2, Aug. 1990)
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Roger Crosthwaite Breast Pocket Switch as it is removedRelated to 90
Roger Crosthwaite DOT Revised card put in breast pocket, card thought of, it is shown to be the oneInspired by
  • Domination of Thought (Hofzinser)
91
Justin Higham Square-Rigged Ace through Queen mixed and dealt in 3x3 square formation by spectator, center cards added and used to count to selection, credit informationInspired by
  • "Exit" (Stephen Tucker, Abra #2164, July 18th 1987)
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • Precursor #23, May 1989
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Justin Higham Tri-Rigged altered layoutInspired by 100
Oswald Rae Mr. Rae Meets Mr. Leipzig Also published here
  • The Demon Telegraph, Sept. 1947, p. 12
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Mickey MacDougall Mississippi Heart Hand puzzle with trump hand, see p. 113 for solution 102
Roger Crosthwaite The Cheat named four-of-a-kind produced and stacked, then face-up center deal, Aces for performer 105
Unknown Wrist Turn False Cut straight cut from hand to table 108
Roger Crosthwaite One Shuffle Riffle Stack 110
Roger Crosthwaite Thirds and More intro 115
Roger Crosthwaite The Unit Control Deal Inspired by 116
Roger Crosthwaite The Center Control Deal together or different positionsInspired by 119
Roger Crosthwaite The Bottom Control Deal Inspired by 120
Roger Crosthwaite Poker Deal Assembly four poker hands with an Ace in each hand, hands lost in deck, Aces found on top, bottom or center as chosen by spectatorInspired by
  • Michael Vincent's handling of "The Cream Always Rises"
Related to
125
Justin Higham More on the Dribble Shift corrected descriptionRelated to 131
Justin Higham Dribble Shift and Palm with one-handed palm after shift with part of deck 134
Roger Crosthwaite Further Finesse 137
Roger Crosthwaite The Two-Handed Pivot-Jog Glimpse step glimpse handling, credit information 137
Roger Crosthwaite The One-Handed Pivot-Jog Glimpse step glimpse handling 140
Roger Crosthwaite The Second Fingertip Crimp top card slightly pushed off and crimpedInspired by
  • "Fingertip Crimp Control" (Matthew Bogle, Abra #472, 1955)
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Roger Crosthwaite The Delayed Bottom Palm usual delay with angle jog in right hand end grip 144
Roger Crosthwaite LTP Peek Steal directly into LTP 147
Roger Crosthwaite Profound Magician - An introduction to NLP 153
Edward Marlo Red and Blue performer and spectator each shuffle a deck, they shuffle the same deck to the topAlso published here
  • "Red and Blue" (Ed Marlo, Linking Ring Vol. 39 No. 7, Sept. 1959)
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Justin Higham Revised Red and Blue performer and spectator each shuffle a deck, they shuffle the same deck to the top 160
Justin Higham Pre-Subtlety vs. Post-Subtlety 161
Roger Crosthwaite Monaco's Queens Queens lost in four packets that are combined, found again with help of Joker à la Christ Aces, Kings show up as well, using Erdnase's patter for "Exclusive Coterie" with long justificationInspired by
  • "Ricardo's Aces" (Ricardo's Card Artifice, 1979)
Related to
  • "Roger's Aces" (Linking Ring, July 1994)
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Michael Vincent A Machiavellian Masterpiece 175
Elmer Biddle Biddle Steal 178
Unknown Ribbon-Spread Hide-Out 179
Wesley James The Original Twist Pass all-around square-up action, for Geoffrey Latta claim see review reference in GeniiRelated to
  • book review by Jamy Ian Swiss in Genii, Genii Vol. 63 No. 4 , April 2000, p. 71
Also published here
  • Onyx #8, July 1999
185
Wesley James On Ethics and Theft longer essayAlso published here
  • Onyx #8, July 1999
185
Roger Crosthwaite Afterword on Michael Skinner 197