Written by Darwin Ortiz
Work of Darwin Ortiz
200 pages (Hardcover), published by A-1 MagicalMedia
No illustrations
Language: English
31 entries
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Whit Haydn Foreword
Darwin Ortiz Introduction
  • Magic as Craft
  • Designing the Effect
Darwin Ortiz Chapter One: Picking the Best Method
  • Cleverness
  • Creativity
  • Difficulty
  • Efficiency
  • Whether It Fooled You
  • Novelty
  • The Trick with No Method
  • "It Doesn't Matter"
  • Design
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Darwin Ortiz Chapter Two: The Magical Experience
  • The Magical Experience
  • Deception vs. Illusion
  • Puzzle vs. Miracle
Darwin Ortiz Chapter Three: Causality
  • No Way
  • Making Casual Connections
  • The Design Bonus
  • Analytical Tools
    • Inner Reality vs. Outer Reality
Darwin Ortiz Chapter Four: Temporal Distance
  • The Critical Interval
  • Case Studies
  • The Magician Mentality (on Jennings's "Aces for Experts")
Darwin Ortiz Forward Time Displacement
  • Time Misdirection
  • Time Displacement and Acting
  • Time Displacement and Magic Gestures
  • Time Displacement Convincers
  • The Time Displacement Device
  • Case Study: Carlyle's Homing Card
  • Forward Time Displacement Methodology
  • Double Time Displacement
  • Time Displacement and Presentation
Unknown Ring on Wand Subtlety
Gary Plants, Darwin Ortiz Pseudo Estimation performer cuts off specific number of cards
Darwin Ortiz Backward Time Displacement
  • Psychological Surrender
  • Case Study: Carlyle's Homing Card
  • Case Study: Oral Hygiene
  • Backward Time Displacement Methodology
  • Backward Time Displacement and Intensity Misdirection
Darwin Ortiz Oral Hygiene
Darwin Ortiz Time Displacement and Sleights
  • Where the Dirty Work Happens
  • Where the Move Happens
Darwin Ortiz Chapter Five: Spatial Distance
  • Positioning Effect and Method in Space
  • Time and Space
  • Removing the Evidence
  • Secret Transfer
  • Shifting Location of Revelation
  • Isolation
  • Producing a Distant Duplicate
    • The Two-Out-of-Three Rule
    • The Vanish and the Production
    • Subverting the Timeline
  • Creating False Proximity
Darwin Ortiz Gold Medaillon Handling see also p. 105
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Darwin Ortiz Twisting the Case see also p. 175
Related to
  • Strong Magic
Darwin Ortiz Deck to Pocket Climax for Travelers
Darwin Ortiz Chapter Six: Conceptual Distance
  • Physical Barriers
    • The Hole Container
  • Information Barriers
    • Case Study: The Trick That Can't Be Explained
    • Information Barriers and Conservation
    • Creating Information Barriers
    • Case Study: Note Under Cup
  • The Veils Principle
  • Barriers of False Explanations
  • Eliminate Suspicion Before It Forms
Brother John Hamman, Darwin Ortiz Bold Card to Pocket deck previously cased and pocketed
Dr. Stanley Jaks Jaks Trick that Cannot Be Explained unknown card marked on back, spectator choses it from the face, TTTCBE
Lu Brent A Prediction Supreme TTTCBE
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Darwin Ortiz The Trick that Takes Forever to Explain TTTCBE
Inspired by 108
Darwin Ortiz Note Under Cup Finale discussion and number reading ending
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Darwin Ortiz Chapter Seven: The False Frame of Reference
  • The Straight and Narrow Path
  • The "Too Obvious" Theory
  • Method as Effect
  • The Method/Effect Shift
  • The Final False Solution
  • Frame of Reference and Kickers
  • The Crooked Path
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Darwin Ortiz The Fire Test lit match placed in hand
Darwin Ortiz Chapter Eight: Visual Magic
  • Defining Visual Magic
  • Visual vs. Mental Components
  • Laying the Groundwork
  • Strengthening Visual Magic
    • Momentary Delay
    • Time Displacement in Visual Magic
    • Conceptual Barriers in Visual Magic
  • Limitations of Visual Magic
  • Exploiting Visual Magic
    • As a Time Displacement Device
    • As a Validating Phase
    • As Part of a Visual/Covered Deisgn
    • As Incidental Magic
Darwin Ortiz Chapter Nine: Correlation: Making and Breaking Patterns
  • Conviction
  • Repetition
  • Elimination Pattern Clues
    • Method vs. Technique
    • Complete Time Displacement
    • Combining Different Methods
  • The Composite Perfect Method
    • Case Study: Carlyle's Homing Card
  • The Rule of Three
  • Thematic Misdirection
  • Creating False Correlations
Darwin Ortiz Homing Card Variation handling variation, three phases
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Darwin Ortiz Chapter Ten: Manipulating Memory
  • The Fallacy of Deep Motivation
  • Telegraphing Motivation
  • Ruses
    • Incidental Actions
    • Accidental Actions
    • Extraneous Actions
  • Altering the Final Picture
  • Final Points
Darwin Ortiz Afterword
Darwin Ortiz Appendix One: Darwin's Laws
Darwin Ortiz Appendix Two: Glossary
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