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Unknown The Selective Touch finding matching cards from pocket for any named card, binary four card set-up that combines to any cardVariations The Royal Road to Card Magic 225
Unknown Open Cull while looking through the deck, crudeVariations The Royal Road to Card Magic 16
Bill Simon Gone steal to other hand, with reference to produce a coin from spectator's earVariations Modern Coin Magic 32
Dai Vernon Out of sight - out of mind original handlingRelated toVariations More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 14
Harry Lorayne The Inseparable Four four Kings shuffled in four packets, then together, then all Kings together in middle, optional faroRelated toVariations Close-up Card Magic 148
Jerry Andrus Satan's Shuffle false riffle shuffle, spring typeVariations Andrus Card Control 58
Roy Walton The Smiling Mule two parts, first gag then surprise twist, named card ends up sandwiched between aces in the middle of the deckRelated toVariations That Certain Something... 13
Frank Thompson False Cut Related toVariations Six Impromptu Card Tricks 45
Larry Jennings T.N.T. Bottom Deal Take and TurnRelated to The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 141
David Britland, Joe Dignam Master of the Game poker hand that the performer receives with cutting procedure from shuffled deck is predicted, Serendipity Poker Principle
- Routine Number One
- Routine Number Two (with possible exchange of cards)
Inspired byVariations Master of the Game 3
Jerry Sadowitz Name a Card Triumph from shuffled deck using riffle cullingRelated to Cards on the Table 95
Steve Beam The Opened Prediction bold and easy open prediction, name written on jokerRelated to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 47
Angelo Carbone Humbug deck vanish based on optical illusion
- How to hold Humbug
- Where to hold Humbug
- Lighting Conditions
- Ditching the Deck
- Taking Care of Humbug
Variations Humbug 4
Paul Harris Backlash card signed on both sides, spelled to, put in pocket, travels back, one signature changes into performer's nameVariations The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Issue New Stuff) 29
Chad Long The Shuffling Lesson spectator shuffles and cuts and turns overRelated toVariations The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Issue Astonishing Friends) 299
Paul Harris, Jay Ose Spectator's Ose False Cut spectator does the false cutInspired byVariations The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Issue Astonishing Friends) 300
Pit Hartling Chaos Cut sloppy false running-cutInspired byRelated toVariations The Book 115
Jack Carpenter Blind Lemon Aces Aces lost in deck and produced from right hand ("not this hand, the other hand")Related toAlso published here Impressing Jodie Foster 10
Benjamin Earl Real Scarne aces dealt to poker hand from a spectator shuffled deck, thought of card predicted in pocket Seeing with Photo-Electric Eyes 7
Benjamin Earl Playing the Odds spectator shuffles and deals themselves royal flush, thought-of card divinedVariations Seeing with Photo-Electric Eyes 10
Benjamin Earl Ramjollock spectator selects card, shuffles and cuts, performer reveals card Seeing with Photo-Electric Eyes 12
Benjamin Earl Hand Built by Trees (handling of Joel Givens' Laser Aces) gambling demonstrations with aces, pack then revealed to be 4 solid blocks with aces at the face of each Seeing with Photo-Electric Eyes 14
Benjamin Earl Refined Peek Technique peek and glimpse Seeing with Photo-Electric Eyes 16
Benjamin Earl Pseudo Moe pseudo version of Moe's Move-A-Card Seeing with Photo-Electric Eyes 16
Benjamin Earl Fingertip Memory named card instantly produced from shuffled deck Seeing with Photo-Electric Eyes 16
Benjamin Earl Lie Detector 1 cards eliminated until selection found Seeing with Photo-Electric Eyes 17
Benjamin Earl Lie Detector 2 cards eliminated until selection found, additional thought of card determined Seeing with Photo-Electric Eyes 17
Benjamin Earl Revelations thoughts on implied effects via choice of revelation used Seeing with Photo-Electric Eyes 17
Benjamin Earl Thoughts on Misdirection Seeing with Photo-Electric Eyes 18
Benjamin Earl Logical Strip-Cut Force Spectator say stop anytime during a strip-cut sequence, top card dealt out as selection Related to Dexterity Manual 15
Benjamin Earl Logical Strip Discovery Using the Logical Strip-Cut Force during an Ace Production or with a stacked deckRelated to Dexterity Manual 16
Justin Higham Illogical False Throw-Cut Force Inspired byRelated to
  • "Face-Up Stripping Control" (Benjamin Earl, Gambit No. 1, 2009)
Dexterity Manual 20
Justin Higham Jungian Poker five poker hands dealt, spectator peeks at one card from a poker hand, all cards are collected and re-dealt, performer gets winning hand of straight flush consisting of peeked at cardInspired byRelated to Dexterity Manual 31
Benjamin Earl Editor's note Gambit (Issue 1) 3
Benjamin Earl The Gambling Lesson various games played, at the end spectator and performer each find four-of-a-kindInspired by Gambit (Issue 1) 6
Benjamin Earl A Jar of Eyeballs... about 90% of everything being rubbish and magic on television Gambit (Issue 1) 7
Benjamin Earl The Big Question bordered or non-bordered cards Gambit (Issue 1) 7
Benjamin Earl Real Scarne aces dealt from shuffled deck, named card in pocket Gambit (Issue 1) 8
Benjamin Earl Case as Holdout spectator shuffles, then deck put in case Gambit (Issue 1) 9
Benjamin Earl The Simulation Shuffle without bridge, for Malone credit see issue 2, p. 20Inspired byRelated to Gambit (Issue 1) 10
Benjamin Earl Face-up stripping controls (F.U.S.C.) tabled Gambit (Issue 1) 12
Benjamin Earl Erdnase Grip Disguise Bottom Deal "EGD Bottom Deal"Related to
  • "Pseudo Method" (Ed Marlo, M.I.N.T. Vol. 1, p. 339)
Gambit (Issue 1) 14
Benjamin Earl The Rub of the Green on the presentation of gambling demonstrations Gambit (Issue 1) 16
Benjamin Earl, Derek DelGaudio Spotlight: Derek DelGaudio Gambit (Issue 1) 18
Benjamin Earl In a Glimpse lie detector and divination Gambit (Issue 1) 20
Benjamin Earl Cloak & Dagger Top Tip... getting from Si Stebbins into Mnemonica, joke Gambit (Issue 1) 21
Benjamin Earl Kevin Fox Gambit (Issue 1) 22
Benjamin Earl Gambit Responds on Jerry Sadowitz and "Open Triumph" vs. "Name a Card Triumph"Related to Gambit (Issue 1) 22
Benjamin Earl C.O.P. Cull Stack very brief Gambit (Issue 1) 24
Benjamin Earl Editor's note Gambit (Issue 2) 2
Benjamin Earl The Cards of Leon in-the-hands version without tableInspired by
  • "Shuffle-Bored" (Simon Aronson)
Gambit (Issue 2) 4
Benjamin Earl News Desk on conventions and how to have a good time there by not going to any events Gambit (Issue 2) 5
Benjamin Earl The Big Question shift or double undercut, joke Gambit (Issue 2) 5
Benjamin Earl The Shape Shuffle Related to Gambit (Issue 2) 8
Benjamin Earl Switchman - DS 1 cut to tableInspired by
  • Steve Forte switch from Gambling Protection Series
Gambit (Issue 2) 10
Benjamin Earl The Casual Open Placement (C.O.P.) Inspired by Gambit (Issue 2) 12
Benjamin Earl Out of Touch - Out of Date "Ramblings on Card Stuff", opinionRelated to Gambit (Issue 2) 13
Benjamin Earl The One-Handed Top Palm "Ramblings on Card Stuff", opinion Gambit (Issue 2) 13
Benjamin Earl Jennings... What a Prick. "Ramblings on Card Stuff", opinion Gambit (Issue 2) 13
Benjamin Earl The Bottom Deal Demonstration "Ramblings on Card Stuff", opinion Gambit (Issue 2) 13
Benjamin Earl Spell This S...H...I...T... "Ramblings on Card Stuff", opinion Gambit (Issue 2) 13
Benjamin Earl Even the Burn Card Gambit (Issue 2) 15
Benjamin Earl Spectator's Holdout Shuffle spectator shuffles deck in stages yet set-up is retainedRelated toVariationsAlso published here Gambit (Issue 2) 15
Benjamin Earl Pseudo Moe "In a Glimpse" Gambit (Issue 2) 16
Benjamin Earl Student of the Game brief variationInspired by Gambit (Issue 2) 16
Benjamin Earl, David Williamson Spotlight: David Williamson Gambit (Issue 2) 17
Benjamin Earl Gambit Responds accusing Lawrence Sullivan of ripping him off, credit corrections Gambit (Issue 2) 20
Benjamin Earl Quick Little Stack two cards, pseudo mates Gambit (Issue 2) 21
Benjamin Earl Foreword discussion about ace cutting / ace location effects Less is More
Benjamin Earl References Less is More 16
Darwin Ortiz Twelve the Hard Way twelve cards from one suit produced to match selection, mistake, transformation in different suit, inspired by Benjamin Earl's "Full Suit Production" Lessons in Card Mastery 99
Darwin Ortiz, Benjamin Earl Twelve Card Production Lessons in Card Mastery 100
Benjamin Earl The starting point commentary on "Christ Aces" plot Less is More 1
Benjamin Earl Thanks to Henry see also page 15 for non-table versionAlso published here Less is More 3
Benjamin Earl The Any Card Game Control display layout that communicates chaos yet retains stackVariationsAlso published here Less is More 9
Benjamin Earl Poker, Blackjack & Secret Skills short poker and blackjack deal, four court cards in aces transformation Less is More 11
Benjamin Earl The Sting Cut work on the tabled triple undercutAlso published here Less is More 13
Benjamin Earl Selective Isolation any ace called for Less is More 2 4
Benjamin Earl Instant Isolation tabledAlso published here Less is More 2 5
Larry Jennings, Benjamin Earl The Quick Check Bottom Deal Inspired by Less is More 2 9
Benjamin Earl The Stutter-Step Subtlety Also published here Less is More 2 13
Benjamin Earl Travelling Isolation Less is More 2 15
Benjamin Earl Foreward preamble about the Isolation concept Less is More 2
Benjamin Earl Concluding Remarks further discussion about the Isolation concept Less is More 2 16
Benjamin Earl References Less is More 2 17
Benjamin Earl Henry in Isolation VariationsAlso published here Less is More 2 1
Benjamin Earl Foreward thoughts on simplicity in design Less is More 3 1
Benjamin Earl Final Thoughts summary and extension of ideas on simplicity Less is More 3 32
Benjamin Earl Acknowledgements Less is More 3 34
Benjamin Earl Henry Topped not much relation to Christ Aces plot anymoreRelated toAlso published here Less is More 3 2
Benjamin Earl Blinded by The Hand four Aces located with "other" hand Ramsay-styleRelated toVariationsAlso published here Less is More 3 4
Benjamin Earl Wide Awake Scream two of four lost aces travel to pockets, one ace appears in spectator's hands and deck vanishes leaving last aceAlso published here Less is More 3 5
Benjamin Earl Four Packet Flow four ace production, "impressionistically" coming from different parts of the deck Also published here Less is More 3 7
Benjamin Earl Pure Flow instant four ace productionAlso published here Less is More 3 12
Benjamin Earl, Frank Thompson Finessed Frank Thompson Cut handling touchesAlso published here Less is More 3 17
Benjamin Earl The Bounce Cut simulates running cut from hand to tableRelated toVariationsAlso published here Less is More 3 19
Benjamin Earl Real Ace Cutting thoughts on cutting four aces from a shuffled deck
- Method/approach/philosophy
- Technical Notes
- Performance Notes
- Final Thoughts
Also published here Less is More 3 25
Benjamin Earl Foreward introduction of items with thoughts on simplicity Less is More Bonus 1
Benjamin Earl References Less is More Bonus 22
Benjamin Earl Shuffled Ose Control stock is controlled even though spectator shuffles deck, cuts and reassemblesInspired by Less is More Bonus 2
Benjamin Earl Any Card Game Control small stock handlingVariations Less is More Bonus 4
Benjamin Earl The Back Room Demo false stacking demo of the four aces from a spectator shuffled deckAlso published here Less is More Bonus 8
Benjamin Earl Tabled Chaos Control stock control via improvised Lennart Green style chaotic tabled cuts Less is More Bonus 6
Benjamin Earl Less is More Gambling Demonstration false gambling demonstration of ace location, false dealing, stacking, shuffle tracking, card mucking and four of a kind climax Less is More Bonus 10
Benjamin Earl No-Motion Four Aces four aces cut from a shuffled deck followed by ace assemblyAlso published here Less is More Bonus 12
Benjamin Earl Unconsidered Switch in lieu of the Braue Addition Less is More Bonus 13
Benjamin Earl For Your Attention copyright notice Switch
Benjamin Earl Introduction about transposition effects Switch 1
Benjamin Earl Paper Switch - First Method - The Delayed Palm Removal (DPR)
- Second Method - Psychological Isolation
- Third Method - Pocket Palm and In-Action Palm Replacement
- Fourth Method - Covered Palm Replacement and Palm Change
- Fifth Method - All Techniques Combined
Switch 2
Benjamin Earl Metal Switch "or To Swapeth a Penie and a Groat" Switch 10
Benjamin Earl The Peek Load while peering into hand Switch 12
Benjamin Earl Summary Switch 17
Benjamin Earl References Switch 18
Benjamin Earl For Your Attention copyright notice F for Fiction iv
Benjamin Earl Preface F for Fiction vi
Benjamin Earl Four-Card Impossible performer gives prediction to spectator who then selects a card and two more to make four-of-a-kind F for Fiction 1
Steve Beam, Benjamin Earl Deal Force open prediction bluff procedure, no-touch forceRelated to F for Fiction 3
Benjamin Earl Finish 52 finding matching cards from pocket for any named card, then taking all cards except selection from pocket, binary five-card set-up that combines to any cardInspired byRelated to F for Fiction 7
Benjamin Earl Pocket Addition bold F for Fiction 7
Benjamin Earl Followers for finale deck vanishes and leaves last Ace behind F for Fiction 12
Benjamin Earl Spread Display spreading through deck with faces towards audience and hiding a number of cards F for Fiction 16
Benjamin Earl The Fade Away Deck Vanish finale of routine F for Fiction 20
Benjamin Earl Summary F for Fiction 22
Joseph Barry Thanks to Vernon aces lost and foundInspired by Charlotte's Notes 12
John Wilson The Hypnotic Coin Bend coin bends in spectator's handInspired by
  • "Skin" (Benjamin Earl, DVD, 2008)
You and Me and the Devil Makes Three - Volume I 25
So Sato Mass Destruction Stacking deck cut into piles, spectator shuffles all, yet some set-up is retainedInspired byRelated to The Secrets of So Sato 118
Benjamin Earl For Your Attention copyright notice Psychologica vi
Benjamin Earl Preface Psychologica viii
Benjamin Earl Background Theory - Expectation and Imagination
- Memory Distortion
- Embodied Cognition
- Summary
Psychologica 1
Benjamin Earl Psychologica slop shuffle Psychologica 8
Benjamin Earl Peeked Card as Thought-of Card Related to Psychologica 9
Benjamin Earl Finessed Slop Shuffle Psychologica 10
Benjamin Earl Overhand Mess Shuffle face-up/face-down display Psychologica 13
Benjamin Earl Hallucination Shuffle face-up/face-down display Psychologica 14
Benjamin Earl End Notes Psychologica 19
Benjamin Earl Boxed Triumph presentational ploy Psychologica 20
Benjamin Earl For Your Attention copyright notice This is not a Box iv
Benjamin Earl Preface This is not a Box vii
Benjamin Earl Real Magic - A Paradigm for Conjuring This is not a Box 1
Benjamin Earl The Empty Space - Nothingness and Somethingness "Nothingness inherently contains the entire universe. (...) This nothingness is universal and eternal; it is larger than the individual and so all consuming." This is not a Box 4
Benjamin Earl Selected Time Travel card changes into selection with time travel framing, with time traveling trick referencesInspired by
  • "Back In Time" (Jay Sankey, Sankey Unleashed, 2004)
This is not a Box 7
Benjamin Earl A Choice Illusion presentation for card changing into selection This is not a Box 11
Benjamin Earl The More You Know... presentation for card changing into selectionRelated to This is not a Box 15
Benjamin Earl Confirmation Bias pseudo thought-of card This is not a Box 17
Benjamin Earl Touch-Think card apparently thought of This is not a Box 17
Benjamin Earl Primary Movement one coin from hand to hand This is not a Box 23
Bill Simon, Benjamin Earl Gone Steal Handling Inspired by This is not a Box 23
Benjamin Earl Pocket Time Machine small item travels from hand to pocket, time travel presentation This is not a Box 27
Benjamin Earl For Your Attention copyright notice Eye Candy iv
Benjamin Earl Preface Eye Candy vi
Benjamin Earl, Angelo Carbone Framework ungaffed deck vanish except one to four cards, simulation of full deck
- The Basic Frame
- Constructing the Z-Frame
- The Visual Deck Vanish
- The Clean-Up
- Ditching The Deck
Inspired by Eye Candy 1
Benjamin Earl Finding Four Aces with Framework deck vanishes except four aces or four-of-a-kind matching selectionRelated to Eye Candy 5
Benjamin Earl The SDS Vanish "Slip, Ditch & Smoke", complete vanish Eye Candy 7
Benjamin Earl Memento card signed on both sides, card jumps around, one signature changes into performer's nameInspired by Eye Candy 12
Benjamin Earl Card to Mouth finesse for classic ambitious phase Eye Candy 15
Benjamin Earl Introduction Less is More xvii
Benjamin Earl Evolving with simplicity; a process of improvement on the Henry Christ Aces plot Less is More 3
Benjamin Earl Thanks to Henry Also published here Less is More 7
Benjamin Earl Notes - Removing the Aces
- Losing the Aces
- Finding the Aces
Less is More 11
Benjamin Earl Henry in Isolation streamlined, breatherAlso published here Less is More 15
Benjamin Earl Isolation Procedure losing the Aces by shuffling them into four packetsRelated to Less is More 16
Benjamin Earl Instant Isolation tabled, all aces at onceAlso published here Less is More 19
Benjamin Earl Henry Topped not much relation to Christ Aces plot anymoreAlso published here Less is More 22
Benjamin Earl Chapter One Summary Less is More 25
Benjamin Earl The Sting Cut work on the tabled triple undercut
- Varying tempo, rhythm & style
- Adding false strips
- Ending with a straight cut
- Performing the cut twice
Related to
  • False Cut - Third Method (Poker by Hardison, 1914)
Also published here
Less is More 29
Benjamin Earl Stutter-Step Subtlety straight cut with illusion of triple cutAlso published here Less is More 32
Benjamin Earl The Any Card Game Control display layout that communicates chaos yet retains stack
- Full Deck Control
- Small Stock Control
Also published here Less is More 36
Benjamin Earl The Real Optical Shuffle Less is More 41
Benjamin Earl, Frank Thompson Finessed Frank Thompson Cut Inspired byAlso published here Less is More 47
Benjamin Earl The Bounce Cut simulates running cut from hand to tableRelated toAlso published here Less is More 51
Benjamin Earl Spectator Shuffle Holdout spectator shuffles deck in stages yet set-up is retainedRelated toAlso published here Less is More 56
Benjamin Earl Half & Half Control spectator shuffles deck in stages yet set-up is retainedRelated to Less is More 59
Benjamin Earl Shuffled Ose Control spectator cuts and partially shuffles deck, small stockInspired by Less is More 60
Benjamin Earl Deep Slug Control spectator shuffles deck in parts, set up retained near top below break Less is More 63
Benjamin Earl Chapter Two Summary Less is More 66
Benjamin Earl Blinded by the Hand four Aces located with "other" hand Ramsay-styleAlso published here Less is More 69
Benjamin Earl Wide Awake Scream two of four lost aces travel to pockets, one ace appears in spectator's hands and deck vanishes leaving last aceInspired by
  • "Shock Treatment" (Jackie McClements, 1994 Notes)
Also published here
Less is More 71
Benjamin Earl The Back Room Demo false stacking demo of the four aces from a spectator shuffled deckAlso published here Less is More 76
Benjamin Earl Clean Cutter in-the-hands ace cuttingVariations Less is More 80
Benjamin Earl Clean Cutter 2 in-the-hands ace productionInspired by Less is More 87
Benjamin Earl Flow Productions four ace cutting production, "impressionistically" coming from different parts of the deck, with credit information
- Four-Packet Flow
- Pure Flow
Also published here Less is More 93
Benjamin Earl Chapter Three Summary Less is More 99
Benjamin Earl Stem Cell framing routine differently to get different experiences with same handling, four cards shown one by one and tabled, they change into four aces, possible presentations:
- Stem Cell Monte
- Stem Cell Magician vs. Gambler
- Stem Cell Sleight of Hand
Less is More 103
Benjamin Earl The Resourceful Professional gambling routine
1. Shuffle Location/Culling
2. False Dealing
3. Stacking
4. Card Mucking/Switching
5. Shuffle Tracking
6. Four-of-a-Kind Location
Less is More 110
Benjamin Earl No-Motion Four Aces four aces cut from a shuffled deck followed by ace assemblyAlso published here Less is More 114
Benjamin Earl Unconsidered Switch in lieu of the Braue Addition Less is More 116
Benjamin Earl Chapter Four Summary Less is More 126
Benjamin Earl Real Ace Cutting: exploring realism, rhythm and nuance thoughts on cutting four aces from a shuffled deck
- Technical Notes
- Performance Notes
Also published here Less is More 129
Benjamin Earl Chapter Five Summary Less is More 139
Benjamin Earl In Closing Less is More 141
Dr. Alpen Nacar Nacar's Holdout Sequence Ose Cut and shuffle combination, done by spectatorInspired byRelated to The Doors of Deception 146
Benjamin Earl Real Magic "A new paradigm for conjuring" Neo-Movement 1
Benjamin Earl What is Neo-Movement? on Simplicity, Psychology & Movement Neo-Movement 4
Benjamin Earl The Neo-Movement System:
1) Natural Movement Philosophy
- The Vernon Trap
- Everyday Movement
- Open & Closed Patterns of Movement: Movement is Misdirection
Neo-Movement 6
Benjamin Earl 2) Physical Development - Reduce
- Expand
- Flow (twenty drills)
Neo-Movement 10
Benjamin Earl 3) Psychological Development - Self-Permission
- The Holistic System
- Mental Rehearsal/Visualisation
- Finding Flow
- Objectivity & Empathy
- Becoming Present/Non-duality
- Simplicity and Efficiency
Neo-Movement 15
Benjamin Earl Top Change Practice Neo-Movement 10
Benjamin Earl Using Flow Drills to Practice Neo-Movement 17
Benjamin Earl The Flo Pitch discussion of a toss vanish à la Goshman
1) Preparatory Body Movement
2) The Toss
3) The Catch
4) Simulation
Notes
Neo-Movement 18
Benjamin Earl Test Conditions Prediction named card predicted in pocket Neo-Movement 21
Benjamin Earl This Is Now indifferent card changes into selection, "'This Is Now' is a completely different attitude and perspective concerning the nature of effect and method - creating a different conscious experience of performing." Neo-Movement 23
Benjamin Earl Final Thoughts Neo-Movement 26
Benjamin Earl, John Guastaferro Spectator's Shuffle Holdout Variation two spectators shuffles deck in stages yet set-up is retainedInspired by En Route 60
Tom Rose The One-Handed Man four Aces located with "other" hand Ramsay-styleInspired byRelated to From the Red Notebook 17
Tom Rose The Invisible Cut false running cut form hand to tableInspired by From the Red Notebook 21