2021
Written by Dani DaOrtiz
Work of Dani DaOrtiz
153 pages (Hardcover), published by GrupoKaps
Illustrated with photographs
Language: English
71 entries
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Dani DaOrtiz Introduction
  • Foreword to the English edition (p. 15)
  • Preface to the English edition (p. 17)
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Miguel Ángel Gea Foreword to the English edition
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Dani DaOrtiz Preface to the English edition
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Dani DaOrtiz Chapter One. Attitude & concepts
  • Attitude (p. 23)
  • Some Concepts We Will Work With (p. 27)
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Dani DaOrtiz Attitude
  • Attitude
    • Every person is a world unto himself
    • Internalizing
    • The spectator is not your enemy, avoid intellectual conflicts (p. 24)
    • Feel it, believe in it
    • Carelessness
    • Creating the feeling of freedom through your attitude
    • The importance of actions
    • Direct and indirect influence (p. 25)
    • Do not lie
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Dani DaOrtiz Some Concepts We Will Work With
  • Some Concepts We Will Work With
    • The trick begins after the force, not before
    • The magician’s advantage
    • The human brain cannot process two pieces of information at the same time
    • Read the expressions of your audience
    • The golden sentences and golden questions (p. 28)
    • What the spectator questions
    • Avoid the feeling of revision
    • Subliminal roads
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Dani DaOrtiz Chapter Two. Psychological Forcing and the Psychology of Forcing "Theory, subtleties, strategies and general study"
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Dani DaOrtiz Classic Force. Cards are spread in the hands much detail on the Classic Force, including the technical explanation, as well as psychological and verbal touches to enhance it
  • Classic procedure
  • My contributions. Some psychological remarks regarding the classic force
    • Breaking the rhythm
    • Subliminally indicating the card (breaking the rhythm) (p. 34)
    • Openly handing the force card (part one)
    • Openly handing the force card (part two) (p. 36)
  • Holding the deck face up (Tamariz, DaOrtiz) ( p. 37)
  • Getting the force card ready (p. 39)
    • Weave shuffle setup (for magicians)
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Juan Tamariz, Dani DaOrtiz Holding the deck face up (Tamariz, DaOrtiz) face-up Classic Force of any card in shuffled deck, desired card is located and set for the force “in real time”
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Dani DaOrtiz Weave shuffle setup (for magicians) setting break above force card via in-the-hands-weave shuffle
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Dani DaOrtiz The Seventh Card and Its Psychological Nuances
  • In the hands of the magician
  • In the hands of the spectator
  • On the table (p. 42)
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Dani DaOrtiz In the hands of the magician dealing stop force of seventh card, performer deals, psychological details
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Dani DaOrtiz In the hands of the spectator dealing stop force of seventh card, spectator deals, psychological details
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Dani DaOrtiz On the table deck spread on table, top cards pushed over one at a time, spectator forced to stop on seventh card
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Dani DaOrtiz Miscellaneous Forces and Some Psychological Remarks miscellaneous forces of a card (or cards) based on spectator saying stop during deal, spelling out names, or thinking of card in spread
  • PPT (person, place, or thing)
  • The magical blow (as a psychological mistake)
  • Stop anytime (pretending to misunderstand) (p. 46)
  • Using a high/low card setup for two spectators (p. 47)
  • Creating a force number with absolute freedom (p. 49)
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Dani DaOrtiz PPT (person, place, or thing) spectator thinks of anything (PPT) and deals a card for each letter of its name, always arrives at force card
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Dani DaOrtiz The magical blow (as a psychological mistake) force card is made to turn up cleanly at the end of spelling any long name
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Dani DaOrtiz Stop anytime (pretending to misunderstand) spectator deals through shuffled deck face up and stops on force card, any card from shuffled deck can be forced (no setup), can still arrive at force card even if spectator stops a few cards away
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Dani DaOrtiz Using a high/low card setup for two spectators one spectator asked to think of low card and other to think of high card, from random point in deck a few cards are shown to each spectator, both cards are forced
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Dani DaOrtiz Creating a force number with absolute freedom deck is dealt and spectator stops at a few cards, at each stop he is given choice of surrounding cards, stopped-at cards’ values are forced, good for five cards (can be less or more), includes what to do if a card is passed
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Dani DaOrtiz Working with Small Groups of Cards
  • Issuing the order before stating your intent
  • One of four (on the table) (p. 52)
  • One of three when turning cards face up (the magician never touches the cards) (p. 54)
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Dani DaOrtiz Issuing the order before stating your intent forcing one card of four face-down cards, not sure-fire
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Dani DaOrtiz One of four (on the table) one of four cards laid out on table is forced based on spectator naming one, two, three or four
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Dani DaOrtiz One of three when turning cards face up (the magician never touches the cards) one of three face-down cards is forced
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Dani DaOrtiz Verbal Forces. Forcing numbers, cards, or positions details on psychological forces of numbers, values, suits and specific cards
  • Numerical estimation by a spectator
    • Number 18 (p. 56)
    • Making number two more likely to be selected
  • Spectator’s estimations of the deck (p. 57)
  • Verbally forcing a card (first system) (p. 58)
  • Verbally forcing a card (second system)
  • Verbally forcing a card (third system)
  • Going for a suit (p. 59)
    • Going for hearts
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Dani DaOrtiz Numerical estimation by a spectator how to verbally force most numbers, low and high, and how to always arrive at the desired number
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Dani DaOrtiz Number 18 verbally force the number 18
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Dani DaOrtiz Making number two more likely to be selected verbally force the number 2, brief trick application of force
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Dani DaOrtiz Verbally forcing a card (first system) specific card is forced from an imaginary deck of cards, cards named by performer, see references for later applications in book
Related toAlso published here 58
Dani DaOrtiz Verbally forcing a card (second system) similar to first system (above) but only value is forced, not suit, allowing more overall sense of freedom
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Dani DaOrtiz Verbally forcing a card (third system) from shuffled deck, a few cards are shown and named aloud for spectators to note, one of them is a force
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Dani DaOrtiz Going for a suit some points on verbally forcing any suit
  • Going for hearts (additional info on forcing hearts, or diamonds)
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Dani DaOrtiz Magician’s Choice. Some ideas detailed information on the psychology, verbal strategies and nuances of equivoque and general forcing procedures and creating the illusion of freedom
  • The importance of the question
  • The spectator acts early
  • Keeping the real purpose in the background
  • Using ambiguity to normalize (p. 62)
  • Forcing choices
    • Building sentences
    • Offering two choices while highlighting one of them (Would you rather…) (p. 63)
    • One option of many
    • Sentence logic (p. 64)
    • Question in the background
    • Direct request ending with ambiguity
  • Forcing via expectations (p. 65)
Also published here 61
Dani DaOrtiz Deceiving Via Visual Perception strategies to visually (and verbally) deceive audience to feel things are not under control, some force applications
  • Visual subtext
  • Visual disorder force (on the table) (p. 68)
  • You, me, and him (p. 70)
  • HLG force (Homage to Lennart Green force) (p. 71)
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Dani DaOrtiz Visual disorder force (on the table) packets are cut from deck and dropped on table until spectator says stop, spectator takes top card of tabled pile which is a force
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Dani DaOrtiz You, me, and him two spectators and performer each decide on a number, cards are dealt from top corresponding to all three numbers, card arrived at is forced
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Dani DaOrtiz HLG force (Homage to Lennart Green force) deck is messily mixed on table (washed), some face up and face down, spectator touches a face-down card, it is forced, relies on psychology and a casual switch if necessary
Also published here 71
Dani DaOrtiz Forcing from a Fan as You Spread the Cards for the Spectator “Think-A-Card” spread force, card from middle is forced and then controlled, card’s identity can be predetermined, many touches that make it work, psychology, how to handle when it misses
  • Control or force
  • Starting situation
  • Spreading the cards (p. 78)
  • Getting to the selection
  • Controlling the card (p. 79)
  • Initial position for the force
  • How does it work… (p. 80)
    • A. Increasing urgency (p. 81)
      • The speed of the selection
      • The specific order
    • B. Apparent nonchalance
      • The surprised technique
  • The importance of a thought-of card…
  • Facing mistakes (p. 82)
  • Cards and cards...
  • Conclusion... (p. 83)
Also published here 77
Dani DaOrtiz PM Method. (Particular Moment Method) strategies to plant specific information with a spectator or extract information that he freely thinks of, all during performance, many psychological and verbal details that make these techniques deceptive, see reference for later application in book
  • Method broken up by phases
    • Initial phase
    • Lapse phase (p. 86)
      • Double situation during the lapse phase
    • Final phase (p. 87)
  • Pursuing a goal (p. 88)
  • PM Method Reference Sheet
    • Initial phase
    • Lapse phase
    • Final phase
Related to 85
Dani DaOrtiz Fishing many fishing techniques, making it not seem fishy, strategies to subtly restrict choices beforehand to cut down on fishing process, subtly obtaining information from spectator
  • Fishing as such
  • Eliminating the Feeling (p. 90)
    • Fishing starts before the actual fishing starts
    • Eliminating questions before the fishing starts
    • Fishing visually before fishing
  • During the Actual Fishing (p. 91)
    • 1. Discarding groups of cards
      • Showing cards
      • The spectator discards (p. 92)
    • 2. Discarding using characteristics
      • Removing what seems to be the selection
      • Naming the most probable cards in a group
      • Naming the opposite to avoid mistakes
    • One of three (p. 93)
    • One of two
  • Subliminal subtleties
    • No questions, just confirmations
    • Don’t say a word! (p. 94)
    • You’re lying to me! part 1
    • You’re lying to me! part 2
    • Reading expressions
    • It’s the spectator’s failure, not the magician’s (p. 95)
    • Diverting the attention away from the affirmation/question
Also published here 89
Dani DaOrtiz Showing cards “Out of Sight, Out of Mind” procedure, also see “The spectator discards” on p. 92 (see reference on p. 89)
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Dani DaOrtiz Naming the most probable cards in a group majority fishing (see reference on p. 89), also see “Naming the opposite to avoid mistakes”
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Dani DaOrtiz One of three to set up multiple logical outs when unsure between three cards (see reference on p. 89)
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Dani DaOrtiz One of two always get correct card when unsure between two (see reference on p. 89)
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Dani DaOrtiz, Bob Farmer, Simon Aronson Sequence of Properties. Progressive values five-card sequence where each question will receive a “yes” and following a single “no” performer knows the card
  • Increasing the number of cards (p. 98)
  • How to use the sequence
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Dani DaOrtiz Psychological Forces. Ending with fishing spectator seemingly thinks of any card he sees, choice is limited, card is fished for
  • One of five (creating the feeling that the whole deck has been looked at)
  • A different ending for one of five
  • Peeking at a card during a shuffle (p. 100)
  • As close to the center as you can (p. 103)
  • Using the Hamman count (p. 104)
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Dani DaOrtiz Peeking at a card during a shuffle spectator thinks of card he sees during face-up overhand shuffle, choice is limited
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Dani DaOrtiz As close to the center as you can spectator cuts to and looks at a card and buries it, can estimate range of cards he cut to
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Dani DaOrtiz Using the Hamman count spectator thinks of card in a packet as they are displayed singly, choice is more limited than it seems
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Dani DaOrtiz Mistakes and Outs what to do when these forces do not “hit” perfectly
  • More subtleties
  • Preventative measures (p. 106)
  • Increasing values
  • Increasing values in two directions
  • Gathering information to use later for spelling or counting (p. 108)
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Dani DaOrtiz Increasing values setup in deck to still arrive at force card when spectator says stop too late, also see “Increasing values in two directions” (same page) for when spectator stops too early or too late
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Dani DaOrtiz Mistakes in Technical Forces more tips (and “outs”) for 7th card stop force to always arrive at correct card
  • One of two
  • Discarding the chosen card
  • Adding or removing (p. 110)
  • Ending with a verbal number force
  • By pure chance (apparently)
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Dani DaOrtiz Mistakes in Verbal Forces dealing with spectator that changes his mind about card he is thinking of
  • The spectator is always the one who makes the mistake
  • The rewind situation
  • Back to reality (p. 114)
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Dani DaOrtiz Chapter Three. Forces and Strategies in Action “Tricks and practical examples of the techniques explained in the previous chapter. Tricks. Forces and strategies in action”
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Dani DaOrtiz At the Tips of My Fingers one spectator physically takes card and other freely thinks of one, performer tosses deck and the two cards remain in his hand
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Unknown Two-card toss brief
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Dani DaOrtiz Thought-of coincidence card is thought of from imaginary deck as performer names cards, thought-of card is found in real deck by dealing to a specific number or stopping deal at card
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Dani DaOrtiz, Pavel Imaginary deck force card is thought of from imaginary deck as performer names cards
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Dani DaOrtiz Impromptu mnemonicosis spectator thinks of card in deck, deck is shuffled, another spectator names a number and card is arrived at
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Dani DaOrtiz The deck without a soul spectator thinks of card in deck, deck is shuffled, another spectator names a number and card is arrived at
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Dani DaOrtiz Impromptu invisible deck card is thought of from imaginary deck, it is shown to be only card reversed in real deck
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Dani DaOrtiz, Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Chosen Thought spectator thinks of a card, another spectator deals and stops when he wants and finds card
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Dani DaOrtiz Soul Mates randomly selected card is placed face up in deck, its three mates magically turn face up in deck
Inspired by
  • “an effect by my great friend Juan Manuel Marcos… published in several magazines…”
Also published here
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Unknown Ribbon-spread hideout to hide multiple face-up cards in face-down spread
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Dani DaOrtiz Trapped Thought (Collectors) three selections vanish one at a time from top of deck, they appear face up in middle, surrounded by four-of-a-kind that another spectator is thinking of
Related to 135
Unknown "Apex Ace" sequence face-up cards vanish one at a time on top of deck and are simultaneously loaded between face-down cards
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Unknown Palm color change used as vanish, stealing face-down card from deck and depositing it onto face-up card
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Dani DaOrtiz The Trick that Can Be Explained three spectators select cards, a fourth spectator goes through randomizing process and eventually reverses random card in deck, three spectators’ cards all match in value and match the reversed card in deck
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Dani DaOrtiz Pile-gathering force spectator chooses how piles should be assembled, required pile ends up on bottom
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Dani DaOrtiz Unraveling the Triple Intuition three spectators choose cards and they are lost in deck, Spectator A deals and stops when he wants and value of card is counted to arrive at his selection, Spectator B deals to a number he thought of and card at that number is his, Spectator C deals and stops when he wants and is fairly given option to deal more or go back, arrives at his card
Also published here 145
Dani DaOrtiz, Juan Escolano Ambitious Travel deck cut into many piles and top card of one of the piles is designated, deck is reassembled and the three mates of designated card rise to top of deck, card is in card case
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Data entered by Yehuda Rauch.