Written by Michael Close
Work of Michael Close
52 pages (Spiralbound), published by Selfpublished
Illustrated with drawings by Chris Kenner, Homer Liwag
Language: English
18 entries
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Michael Close Introduction
  • Some Soul Searching
  • A Sense of Conviction
  • Paying the Price
  • In the Auditorium of the Mind
  • How to Learn from this Manuscript
Michael Close Rubik's Dollar Bill bill in folded playing card is penetrated with toothpick
Variations 4
Michael Close The Theory of Penetration Effects
Michael Close The El Cheepo Magic Club signed business card to matchbox (folded)
Michael Close The Ring, Shoelace, and Straw Routine ring travels from hand to hand, penetrates string, string penetrates straw
Related to 20
Michael Close Dancers at the End of Time Aces vanish from top of deck, trap kings, transposition with quartets, all change into jokers
Inspired by 29
Michael Close, Paul LePaul The Tuning Fork
Inspired by 30
Michael Close Twenty-Six Cents Worth of Change transformation of pocket change
The Pinch and the Switch throw switch from tenkai pinch
Michael Close The Four Cent Bonus multiple coin transformation, using glued together coins
Derek Dingle Bounce Change using sleeve
Michael Close The MC Spread Double Lift hides back of bottom card throughout
Related toVariationsAlso published here 40
Michael Close First Application of MC Spread Double Lift, as fake side steal to impress magicians
Variations 43
Michael Close Second Application MC Spread Double Lift from face-up deck
Michael Close As a Force and a Control MC Spread Double Lift application
Michael Close The Frog Prince card folded in origami frog transposes with selection
Related toVariationsAlso published here 45
Juan Tamariz Double Crossing the Gaze Switch
Michael Close The Double Bar
Data entered by Denis Behr, August 2009.