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S. W. Erdnase The Diagonal Palm-Shift mention of top palm, bottom palm and multiple shift on page 141
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1902 137
S. W. Erdnase Palming two methods
  • without apparently touching the deck with right hand
  • single card à la Vernon's Topping the Deck
Related toVariations 1902 144
Blind Shuffles, Retaining Entire Order. - First Method
Related toVariations 1902 159
Dai Vernon "Topping The Deck"
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1941/49 7
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue A Year in Your Life four digits of named year cut to
Related to 1942 19
A Poker Player's Picnic no-touch, little bit of dealing involved
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1948 16
Open Cull while looking through the deck, crude
Variations 1948 16
The Selective Touch finding matching cards from pocket for any named card, binary four card set-up that combines to any card
Variations 1948 225
Bill Simon Gone steal to other hand, with reference to produce a coin from spectator's ear
Variations 1952 32
Dai Vernon Out of Sight - Out of Mind original handling
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1960 14
Harry Lorayne The Inseparable Four four Kings shuffled in four packets, then together, then all Kings together in middle, optional faro
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • Hugard's Magic Monthly, Vol. 15 No. 7
1962 148
Jerry Andrus Satan's Shuffle false riffle shuffle, spring type
Related toVariations 1976 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 deck
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1979 13
Daryl Martinez Puerto Rican Cutting Display
Variations 1980 61
Simon Aronson Shuffle-Bored
  • The Basic Shuffle-Bored Effect (only number of reversed card is divined)
  • The Secret
  • The Set-Up
  • The Procedure
  • Preliminaries
  • The Cancellation Combination
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1980 1
Frank Thompson Thompson False Cut
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1982 45
Edward Marlo Future Classic Palm
Related to 1983 255
Larry Jennings T.N.T. Bottom Deal Take and Turn
Related to 1986 141
Edward Marlo Single False Cuts single cuts
  • First Method
  • Second Method
  • Third Method (one-handed, see Erdnase reference)
  • Fourth Method (one-handed sideways, see Erdnase reference)
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1988 110
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 1988 3
Edward Marlo The Pseudo Method looks like full grip deal, but it's not
Variations 1988 339
Jerry Sadowitz Name a Card Triumph from shuffled deck using riffle culling
Inspired byRelated to 1989 95
Gary Kurtz Hypothetical Possibilities ambitious card, signature vanishes and reappears, wallet
Variations 1990 11
Gary Kurtz Top to Bottom Pivot Palm
Related to 1990 27
Steve Beam The Opened Prediction bold and easy open prediction, name written on joker, no-touch force
Related to 1993 47
Eddie Fechter Be Honest - What Is It? two cards, one held by spectator and one by performer, change into two totally different cards, other two cards end up in performer's trouser pocket
Related toVariations 1993 132
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 1994 4
Jackie McClements Shock Treatment deck vanishes at the end of a four Ace discovery, with variations
A. The basic vanish as an ace discovery
B. The Original 1984 Handling (requiring a Ghost Count)
Related toVariations 1994 19
Paul Harris Backlash card signed on both sides, spelled to, put in pocket, travels back, one signature changes into performer's name
Variations 1996 29
Chad Long The Shuffling Lesson spectator shuffles and cuts and turns over and gets Aces while performer demonstrates the actions with the other half and gets Kings
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1996
The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Astonishing Friends)
299
Paul Harris, Jay Ose Spectator's Ose False Cut spectator does the false cut
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1996
The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Astonishing Friends)
300
Peter Duffie Odditorial two cards chosen from packet, dealt in two piles, selection only odd card in red-black separated pile, bad blind/stupid
Related toAlso published here
  • in "The Griffin"
1996 8
Bruce Cervon Turnabout is Faro Play spectator separates face-up/face-down with closed eyes, "This is an interesting effect. I don't say it is a good effect, but it is certainly novel."
Related to 1998 134
Pit Hartling Chaos Cut false running-cut with slip cut
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1998 115
Steven Hamilton Dupli-Temps Switch two packets are apparently exchanged
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1998 64
Jack Carpenter Blind Lemon Aces Aces lost in deck and produced from right hand ("not this hand, the other hand")
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1999 10
Bill Malone The Malone Shuffle bold, simulation weave, lengthwise, for correction see reference "False shuffle fix"
Related toAlso published here Feb. 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 6)
66
Jay Sankey Back In Time slop shuffle with time travelling presentation
Related toVariations 2004 1
Benjamin Earl Real Scarne aces dealt to poker hand from a spectator shuffled deck, thought of card predicted in pocket
2007 7
Benjamin Earl Playing the Odds spectator shuffles and deals themselves royal flush, thought-of card divined
Variations 2007 10
Benjamin Earl Ramjollock spectator selects card, shuffles and cuts, performer reveals card
2007 12
Benjamin Earl Hand Built by Trees gambling demonstrations with Aces, pack then revealed to be four solid blocks with Aces at the face of each
Inspired by 2007 14
Benjamin Earl Refined Peek Technique peek and glimpse
2007 16
Benjamin Earl Pseudo Moe pseudo version of Moe's Move-A-Card
2007 16
Benjamin Earl Fingertip Memory named card instantly produced from shuffled deck
2007 16
Benjamin Earl Lie Detector 1 cards eliminated until selection found
2007 17
Benjamin Earl Lie Detector 2 cards eliminated until selection found, additional thought of card determined
2007 17
Benjamin Earl Revelations thoughts on implied effects via choice of revelation used
2007 17
Benjamin Earl Thoughts on Misdirection
2007 18
Edward Marlo The Complete False Cut straight false swing cut
Related toAlso published here
  • The Gen, Vol. 11 No. 12, Apr. 1956
2007 62
Justin Higham The Illogical Dribble Force
  • The Basic Move
Related toVariationsAlso published here 2007 3
Justin Higham, Kevin Baker, Benjamin Earl Other Ideas
Related to 2007 14
Joel Givens Laser Aces cutting the Aces, pack then revealed to be four solid blocks with Aces at the face of each
Inspired byVariations 2007 22
Benjamin Earl Logical Strip-Cut Force Spectator say stop anytime during a strip-cut sequence, top card dealt out as selection
Related to 2008 15
Benjamin Earl Logical Strip Discovery Using the Logical Strip-Cut Force during an Ace Production or with a stacked deck
Related to 2008 16
Justin Higham Illogical False Throw-Cut Force
Inspired byRelated to 2008 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 card
Inspired byRelated toVariations 2008 31
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Past Midnight by Benjamin Earl Apr. 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 4)
100
Benjamin Earl Editor's note
Jan. 2009
Gambit (Issue 1)
3
Benjamin Earl The Gambling Lesson various games played, at the end spectator and performer each find four-of-a-kind
Inspired byVariations Jan. 2009
Gambit (Issue 1)
6
Benjamin Earl A Jar of Eyeballs... about 90% of everything being rubbish and magic on television
Jan. 2009
Gambit (Issue 1)
7
Benjamin Earl The Big Question bordered or non-bordered cards
Jan. 2009
Gambit (Issue 1)
7
Benjamin Earl Real Scarne aces dealt from shuffled deck, named card in pocket
Jan. 2009
Gambit (Issue 1)
8
Benjamin Earl Case as Holdout spectator shuffles, then deck put in case
Jan. 2009
Gambit (Issue 1)
9
Benjamin Earl The Simulation Shuffle without bridge, for Malone credit see issue 2, p. 20
Inspired byRelated to Jan. 2009
Gambit (Issue 1)
10
Benjamin Earl Face-up stripping controls (F.U.S.C.) tabled
Related to Jan. 2009
Gambit (Issue 1)
12
Benjamin Earl Erdnase Grip Disguise Bottom Deal "EGD Bottom Deal"
Inspired by Jan. 2009
Gambit (Issue 1)
14
Benjamin Earl The Rub of the Green on the presentation of gambling demonstrations
Jan. 2009
Gambit (Issue 1)
16
Benjamin Earl, Derek DelGaudio Spotlight: Derek DelGaudio
Jan. 2009
Gambit (Issue 1)
18
Benjamin Earl In a Glimpse lie detector and divination
Jan. 2009
Gambit (Issue 1)
20
Benjamin Earl Cloak & Dagger Top Tip... getting from Si Stebbins into Mnemonica, joke
Jan. 2009
Gambit (Issue 1)
21
Benjamin Earl Kevin Fox
Jan. 2009
Gambit (Issue 1)
22
Benjamin Earl Gambit Responds on Jerry Sadowitz and "Open Triumph" vs. "Name a Card Triumph"
Related to Jan. 2009
Gambit (Issue 1)
22
Benjamin Earl C.O.P. Cull Stack very brief
Jan. 2009
Gambit (Issue 1)
24
David Regal (reviewer) Skin by Benjamin Earl May 2009
Genii (Vol. 72 No. 5)
90
Benjamin Earl Editor's note
Oct. 2010
Gambit (Issue 2)
2
Benjamin Earl The Cards of Leon in-the-hands version without table
Inspired by Oct. 2010
Gambit (Issue 2)
4
Benjamin Earl News Desk on conventions and how to have a good time there by not going to any events
Oct. 2010
Gambit (Issue 2)
5
Benjamin Earl The Big Question shift or double undercut, joke
Oct. 2010
Gambit (Issue 2)
5
Benjamin Earl The Shape Shuffle
Related to Oct. 2010
Gambit (Issue 2)
8
Benjamin Earl Switchman - DS 1 cut to table
Inspired by
  • Steve Forte switch from Gambling Protection Series
Oct. 2010
Gambit (Issue 2)
10
Benjamin Earl The Casual Open Placement (C.O.P.)
Inspired by Oct. 2010
Gambit (Issue 2)
12
Benjamin Earl Out of Touch - Out of Date "Ramblings on Card Stuff", opinion
Related to Oct. 2010
Gambit (Issue 2)
13
Benjamin Earl The One-Handed Top Palm "Ramblings on Card Stuff", opinion
Oct. 2010
Gambit (Issue 2)
13
Benjamin Earl Jennings... What a Prick. "Ramblings on Card Stuff", opinion
Oct. 2010
Gambit (Issue 2)
13
Benjamin Earl The Bottom Deal Demonstration "Ramblings on Card Stuff", opinion
Oct. 2010
Gambit (Issue 2)
13
Benjamin Earl Spell This S...H...I...T... "Ramblings on Card Stuff", opinion
Oct. 2010
Gambit (Issue 2)
13
Benjamin Earl Even the Burn Card
Oct. 2010
Gambit (Issue 2)
15
Benjamin Earl Spectator's Holdout Shuffle spectator shuffles deck in stages yet set-up is retained
Related toVariationsAlso published here Oct. 2010
Gambit (Issue 2)
15
Benjamin Earl Pseudo Moe "In a Glimpse"
Oct. 2010
Gambit (Issue 2)
16
Benjamin Earl Student of the Game brief variation
Inspired by Oct. 2010
Gambit (Issue 2)
16
Benjamin Earl, David Williamson Spotlight: David Williamson
Oct. 2010
Gambit (Issue 2)
17
Benjamin Earl Gambit Responds accusing Lawrence Sullivan of ripping him off, credit corrections
Oct. 2010
Gambit (Issue 2)
20
Benjamin Earl Quick Little Stack two cards, pseudo mates
Oct. 2010
Gambit (Issue 2)
21
Benjamin Earl How to Fool a Physicist card starts on top, sucker element as performer's pile is shown not to contain selection near the end
2010 4
Benjamin Earl Introduction
2010 6
Benjamin Earl Dr. Strangehand Aces are cut to one-handed from spectator-shuffled deck, Aces start palmed
  • Method 1
  • Method 2 (Preferred Method) (fourth Ace appears in the hand that was held behind the back during the one-handed production of the first three Aces)
  • Psychological Handling
2010 6
Benjamin Earl Single False Cuts - Variation on Fourth Method one-handed single cut from hand to table
Inspired by 2010 7
Benjamin Earl Notes on the hand-wash & palm-to-palm transfer
2010 8
Benjamin Earl Final Thoughts
2010 9
Benjamin Earl Credits & Inspirations
2010 9
Benjamin Earl Future Releases
2010 10
Benjamin Earl Turn-and-Look Packet Switch 1 packet switched for palmed cards
Variations 2011 21
Benjamin Earl Turn-and-Look Packet Switch 2 without palm
  • Variation
2011 22
Justin Higham, Will Houstoun Casual Palm-Replacement Switch
  • Illogical CPR Switch
  • 1-of-2 CPR Switch
  • 2-for-2 Spread Version (Will Houstoun)
  • 1-of-2 Spread Version
  • 1-of-2 Squared Version
  • Modified CPR Switch (Will Houstoun)
Inspired by 2011 15
Daniel Madison, Benjamin Earl Arm-Rest Muck
  • Lap Variation
  • Credit
Also published here
  • Subterfuge One video (Daniel Madison)
2011 33
Benjamin Earl Foreword discussion about ace cutting / ace location effects
2012
Benjamin Earl The starting point commentary on "Christ Aces" plot
2012 1
Benjamin Earl Thanks to Henry see also page 15 for non-table version
Also published here 2012 3
Benjamin Earl The Any Card Game Control display layout that communicates chaos yet retains stack
VariationsAlso published here 2012 9
Benjamin Earl Poker, Blackjack & Secret Skills short poker and blackjack deal, four court cards in aces transformation
2012 11
Benjamin Earl The Sting Cut work on the tabled triple undercut
Also published here 2012 13
Benjamin Earl References
2012 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"
2012 99
Darwin Ortiz, Benjamin Earl Twelve Card Production
2012 100
Benjamin Earl Foreward preamble about the Isolation concept
2013
Benjamin Earl Henry in Isolation
VariationsAlso published here 2013 1
Benjamin Earl Selective Isolation any Ace called for
2013 4
Benjamin Earl Instant Isolation tabled
Also published here 2013 5
Larry Jennings, Benjamin Earl The Quick Check Bottom Deal
Inspired by 2013 9
Benjamin Earl The Stutter-Step Subtlety
Also published here 2013 13
Benjamin Earl Travelling Isolation
2013 15
Benjamin Earl Concluding Remarks further discussion about the Isolation concept
2013 16
Benjamin Earl References
2013 17
Justin Higham Faro Flush Presentation
Inspired byVariations 2013 31
Benjamin Earl Pseudo-Memory Deal pseudo memory
Inspired byVariations 2013 31
Justin Higham Pseudo-Memory Deal/Location
Inspired byRelated to 2013 32
Justin Higham Poker Charade with drawing
Inspired byVariations 2013 34
Benjamin Earl The "Appearing" Poker Hand additional hand dropped onto table secretly after haphazard poker deal
Inspired byRelated toVariations 2013 36
Justin Higham Jungian Instinct spectator cuts deck and remembers bottom card, replaces, poker hands dealt and card located
Inspired by
  • "Ramjollock" (Benjamin Earl, Past Midnight DVDs)
2013 40
Benjamin Earl Foreward thoughts on simplicity in design
2014 1
Benjamin Earl Henry Topped not much relation to Christ Aces plot anymore
Related toAlso published here 2014 2
Benjamin Earl Blinded by The Hand four Aces located with "other" hand Ramsay-style
Related toVariationsAlso published here 2014 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 ace
Also published here 2014 5
Benjamin Earl Four Packet Flow four Ace production, "impressionistically" coming from different parts of the deck
Also published here 2014 7
Benjamin Earl Pure Flow instant four ace production
Also published here 2014 12
Benjamin Earl, Frank Thompson Finessed Frank Thompson Cut handling touches
Also published here 2014 17
Benjamin Earl The Bounce Cut simulates running cut from hand to table
Related toVariationsAlso published here 2014 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 2014 25
Benjamin Earl Final Thoughts summary and extension of ideas on simplicity
2014 32
Benjamin Earl Acknowledgements
2014 34
Benjamin Earl Spectator Shuffle Holdout spectator shuffles deck in stages yet set-up is retained, brief
Also published here Jan. 2014
Genii (Vol. 77 No. 1)
42
Benjamin Earl Pick-Up Restacking performer receives Aces, when hands are gathered, Aces are stacked again for next deal
  • Method One
  • Method Two
  • Method Three
Variations 2014 17
Justin Higham Pick-Up Restacking - Method Four performer receives Aces, when hands are gathered, Aces are stacked again for next deal
Inspired by 2014 20
Justin Higham Appendix II: Notes on Pseudo Cheating Demos and Effects further thoughts on references routines
Related to 2014 40
Justin Higham The "Appearing" Poker Hand additional hand is brought into play that was not actually dealt
  • Second Method
  • Third Method
Inspired by 2014 48
Benjamin Earl Foreward introduction of items with thoughts on simplicity
2015 1
Benjamin Earl Shuffled Ose Control stock is controlled even though spectator shuffles deck, cuts and reassembles
Inspired by 2015 2
Benjamin Earl Any Card Game Control small stock handling
Variations 2015 4
Benjamin Earl Tabled Chaos Control stock control via improvised Lennart Green style chaotic tabled cuts
2015 6
Benjamin Earl The Back Room Demo false stacking demo of the four Aces from a spectator shuffled deck
Also published here 2015 8
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
2015 10
Benjamin Earl No-Motion Four Aces four Aces cut from a shuffled deck followed by Ace assembly
Also published here 2015 12
Benjamin Earl Unconsidered Switch in lieu of the Braue Addition
2015 13
Benjamin Earl References
2015 22
Benjamin Earl For Your Attention copyright notice
2015
Benjamin Earl Introduction about transposition effects
2015 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
2015 2
Benjamin Earl Metal Switch "or To Swapeth a Penie and a Groat"
2015 10
Benjamin Earl The Peek Load while peering into hand
2015 12
Benjamin Earl Summary
2015 17
Benjamin Earl References
2015 18
Benjamin Earl For Your Attention copyright notice
2015 iv
Benjamin Earl Preface
2015 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
2015 1
Steve Beam, Benjamin Earl Deal Force open prediction bluff procedure, no-touch force
Related to 2015 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 card
Inspired byRelated to 2015 7
Benjamin Earl Pocket Addition bold
2015 7
Benjamin Earl Followers for finale deck vanishes and leaves last Ace behind
2015 12
Benjamin Earl Spread Display spreading through deck with faces towards audience and hiding a number of cards
2015 16
Benjamin Earl The Fade Away Deck Vanish finale of routine
2015 20
Benjamin Earl Summary
2015 22
Benjamin Earl Red Herring spectator forces a card in his own hand, some dealing, shuffling and losing of top and bottom cards
Related toVariationsAlso published here June 2015
Genii (Vol. 78 No. 6)
36
Benjamin Earl No Motion Assembly Aces on table, performer covers one with his hand, others are lost in the deck one-handed, they assemble under the hand with fourth Ace
Dec. 2015
Genii (Vol. 78 No. 12)
51
So Sato Mass Destruction Stacking deck cut into piles, spectator shuffles all, yet some set-up is retained
Inspired byRelated to 2016 118
Benjamin Earl For Your Attention copyright notice
2016 vi
Benjamin Earl Preface
2016 viii
Benjamin Earl Background Theory
  • Expectation and Imagination
  • Memory Distortion
  • Embodied Cognition
  • Summary
2016 1
Benjamin Earl Psychologica slop shuffle
2016 8
Benjamin Earl Peeked Card as Thought-of Card
Related to 2016 9
Benjamin Earl Finessed Slop Shuffle
2016 10
Benjamin Earl Overhand Mess Shuffle face-up/face-down display
2016 13
Benjamin Earl Hallucination Shuffle face-up/face-down display
2016 14
Benjamin Earl End Notes
2016 19
Benjamin Earl Boxed Triumph presentational ploy
Related to 2016 20
Benjamin Earl For Your Attention copyright notice
2016 iv
Benjamin Earl Preface
2016 vii
Benjamin Earl Real Magic - A Paradigm for Conjuring
Also published here 2016 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."
2016 4
Benjamin Earl Selected Time Travel card changes into selection with time travel framing, with time traveling trick references
Inspired byAlso published here 2016 7
Benjamin Earl A Choice Illusion presentation for card changing into selection
2016 11
Benjamin Earl The More You Know... presentation for card changing into selection
Related to 2016 15
Benjamin Earl Confirmation Bias pseudo thought-of card
Related to 2016 17
Benjamin Earl Touch-Think card apparently thought of
2016 17
Benjamin Earl Primary Movement one coin from hand to hand
2016 23
Bill Simon, Benjamin Earl Gone Steal Handling
Inspired by 2016 23
Benjamin Earl Pocket Time Machine small item travels from hand to pocket, time travel presentation
2016 27
Benjamin Earl For Your Attention copyright notice
2016 iv
Benjamin Earl Preface
2016 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 2016 1
Benjamin Earl Finding Four Aces with Framework deck vanishes except four aces or four-of-a-kind matching selection
Related to 2016 5
Benjamin Earl The SDS Vanish "Slip, Ditch & Smoke", complete vanish
2016 7
Benjamin Earl Memento card signed on both sides, card jumps around, one signature changes into performer's name
Inspired by 2016 12
Benjamin Earl Card to Mouth finesse for classic ambitious phase
2016 15
Joseph Barry Thanks to Vernon Aces lost and found
Inspired by 2016 12
John Wilson The Hypnotic Coin Bend coin bends in spectator's hand
Inspired by
  • "Skin" (Benjamin Earl, DVD, 2008)
2016 25
Benjamin Earl For Your Attention copyright notice
2016 iv
Benjamin Earl Preface
2016 vi
Benjamin Earl Face Value Be honest handling, two cards held by spectator change into two different cards, other two cards end up in performer's wallet or elsewhere
Inspired by 2016 1
Benjamin Earl For Your Attention copyright notice
2016 iv
Benjamin Earl Preface
2016 vi
Benjamin Earl Red Herring spectator forces a card in his own hand, some dealing, shuffling and losing of top and bottom cards, more details than in Genii write-up
  • Performance Notes
Also published here 2016 1
Benjamin Earl Introduction
2017 xvii
Benjamin Earl Evolving with simplicity; a process of improvement on the Henry Christ Aces plot
2017 3
Benjamin Earl Thanks to Henry
Also published here 2017 7
Benjamin Earl Notes
  • Removing the Aces
  • Losing the Aces
  • Finding the Aces
2017 11
Benjamin Earl Henry in Isolation streamlined, breather
Also published here 2017 15
Benjamin Earl Isolation Procedure losing the Aces by shuffling them into four packets
Related to 2017 16
Benjamin Earl Instant Isolation tabled, all aces at once
Also published here 2017 19
Benjamin Earl Henry Topped not much relation to Christ Aces plot anymore
Also published here 2017 22
Benjamin Earl Chapter One Summary
2017 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
2017 29
Benjamin Earl Stutter-Step Subtlety straight cut with illusion of triple cut
Also published here 2017 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 2017 36
Benjamin Earl The Real Optical Shuffle
Variations 2017 41
Benjamin Earl, Frank Thompson Finessed Frank Thompson Cut
Inspired byAlso published here 2017 47
Benjamin Earl The Bounce Cut simulates running cut from hand to table
Related toAlso published here 2017 51
Benjamin Earl Spectator Shuffle Holdout spectator shuffles deck in stages yet set-up is retained
Related toAlso published here 2017 56
Benjamin Earl Half & Half Control spectator shuffles deck in stages yet set-up is retained
Related to 2017 59
Benjamin Earl Shuffled Ose Control spectator cuts and partially shuffles deck, small stock
Inspired by 2017 60
Benjamin Earl Deep Slug Control spectator shuffles deck in parts, set up retained near top below break
2017 63
Benjamin Earl Chapter Two Summary
2017 66
Benjamin Earl Blinded by the Hand four Aces located with "other" hand Ramsay-style
Also published here 2017 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 ace
Inspired byAlso published here 2017 71
Benjamin Earl The Back Room Demo false stacking demo of the four Aces from a spectator shuffled deck
Also published here 2017 76
Benjamin Earl Clean Cutter in-the-hands Ace cutting
Variations 2017 80
Benjamin Earl Clean Cutter 2 in-the-hands Ace production
Inspired by 2017 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 2017 93
Benjamin Earl Chapter Three Summary
2017 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
2017 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
Variations 2017 110
Benjamin Earl No-Motion Four Aces four Aces cut from a shuffled deck followed by Ace assembly
Also published here 2017 114
Benjamin Earl Unconsidered Switch in lieu of the Braue Addition
2017 116
Benjamin Earl Chapter Four Summary
2017 126
Benjamin Earl Real Ace Cutting: exploring realism, rhythm and nuance thoughts on cutting four Aces from a shuffled deck
  • Technical Notes
  • Performance Notes
VariationsAlso published here 2017 129
Benjamin Earl Chapter Five Summary
2017 139
Benjamin Earl In Closing
2017 141
Benjamin Earl Real Magic "A new paradigm for conjuring"
Also published here 2017 1
Benjamin Earl What is Neo-Movement? on Simplicity, Psychology & Movement
2017 4
Benjamin Earl The Neo-Movement System:
1) Natural Movement Philosophy
  • The Vernon Trap
  • Everyday Movement
  • Open & Closed Patterns of Movement: Movement is Misdirection
2017 6
Benjamin Earl 2) Physical Development
  • Reduce
  • Expand
  • Flow (twenty drills)
2017 10
Benjamin Earl Top Change Practice
2017 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
2017 15
Benjamin Earl Using Flow Drills to Practice
2017 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
2017 18
Benjamin Earl Test Conditions Prediction named card predicted in pocket
2017 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."
2017 23
Benjamin Earl Final Thoughts
2017 26
Benjamin Earl, John Guastaferro Spectator's Shuffle Holdout Variation two spectators shuffles deck in stages yet set-up is retained
Inspired by 2017 60
Dr. Alpen Nacar Nacar's Holdout Sequence Ose Cut and shuffle combination, done by spectator
Inspired byRelated to 2017 146
David Britland (reviewer) Less is More by Benjamin Earl June 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 6)
98
David Britland (reviewer) Real Ace Cutting by Benjamin Earl June 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 6)
100
David Britland (reviewer) Real Coin Magic by Benjamin Earl June 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 6)
101
Ryan Matney (reviewer) Real Coin Magic by Benjamin Earl Dec. 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 12)
106
Benjamin Earl The Honesty Ruse verbal strategy after a card selection
Related to 2017 18
Ryan Plunkett Muck Off magician demonstrates switching card on table for card in sleeve, has spectator try it too, then produce Royal Flush from spectator's sleeve
Inspired byAlso published here Oct. 2018
Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2))
56
Tom Rose The One-Handed Man four Aces located with "other" hand Ramsay-style
Inspired byRelated to 2018 17
Tom Rose The Invisible Cut false running cut form hand to table
Inspired by 2018 21
Benjamin Earl Preface
2018 vii
Benjamin Earl Roleplayer (With Aces) spectator makes piles with shuffling and cutting in his own hands and ends up locating the Aces
2018 1
Benjamin Earl Spectator Shuffle Holdout spectator shuffles deck in stages yet set-up is retained
Also published here 2018 2
Benjamin Earl Roleplayer (With a Named Four-of-a-Kind) named card located with the matching three-of-a-kind by spectator
1) Full Deck Setup
2) No Setup
2018 9
Benjamin Earl Displacement Shuffle rearranging top cards
Inspired by 2018 11
Benjamin Earl Control comment on controlling a four-of-a-kind
2018 15
Benjamin Earl Natural Culling finesses for spread-culling
  • Hand Gesture
  • Look Down
  • Card Gesture
  • Look Up
  • The Finger Scrape Subtlety
2018 16
Benjamin Earl Holding-Out
  • Palming from the Top
  • Palming from the Bottom
2018 20
Benjamin Earl Palm-to-Palm Transfer detail
2018 21
Benjamin Earl Using the Box as a Holdout
2018 21
Benjamin Earl A Simple Stock Shuffle lift shuffle
2018 25
Benjamin Earl Any Card Game Control - Small Stock Handling display layout that communicates chaos yet retains stock
Inspired by 2018 25
Benjamin Earl The Proxy Control spectator shuffles overhand, small stock retained
2018 27
Benjamin Earl Attitude & Context
2018 28
Benjamin Earl Endnotes
2018 31
Benjamin Earl Discrepancy Switch two packets are apparently exchanged, actually Hamilton's
Related toAlso published here
  • Past Midnight Vol. 2, DVD
2018 113
Giancarlo Scalia Coincidence at Any Number deck is divided between two spectators and while dealing through a four of a kind appears at a chosen number
Inspired by 2018 200
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Real Deck Switches by Benjamin Earl June 2018
Genii (Vol. 81 No. 6)
103
John Bannon Hybrid Holdout dealing and shuffling combination
Related toAlso published here July 2018
Genii (Vol. 81 No. 7)
56
Benjamin Earl Production half flipped into other hand and back
2018 263
Allan Ackerman Spectator Shuffle to keep Card at Position spectator shuffles the deck in stages, yet a card at a known position is retained there, cards positioned together at known position
Related to 2019 35
Allan Ackerman The Spectator Finds Four spectator says stop two times and decides on a location in the deck to locate Aces
Inspired by 2019 46
Benjamin Earl Real Magic "A new paradigm for conjuring"
Earl's "Model of Magic", diagram
Also published here 2019 1
Benjamin Earl Natural Movement
  • Legs & feet
  • Arms & hands
  • The head
2019 7
Benjamin Earl The Flo Pitch toss vanish à la Goshman
  • 1. Preparatory Body Movement
  • 2. The Toss
  • 3. The Catch
  • 4. Simulation
  • Notes
2019 10
Benjamin Earl Selected Time Travel card changes into selection with time travel framing, with time traveling trick references
Also published here 2019 19
Benjamin Earl Studio52 Aesthetic Philosophy & Manifesto Ten Considerations for Progress, Delight and Mastery
2019 vii
Benjamin Earl Preface
2019 xii
Benjamin Earl Spinner two cards folded in quarters, one held by spectator, they transpose, no deck involved
2019 1
Benjamin Earl Folded Card Switch switching two folded cards, à la Annemann Billet Switch
2019 2
Benjamin Earl Just a Second spectator stops the performer's deal at an apparently mental selection
2019 11
Benjamin Earl Second Deal Choreography on changing the take on consecutive second deals
2019 15
Benjamin Earl Out of Oil spectator shuffles and later deals deck into two piles, separating reds and blacks, faro (connection to Oil & Water not clear)
Related to 2019 23
Benjamin Earl The Overhand DPS at end of overhand shuffle
Inspired by 2019 33
Benjamin Earl The Combination Shuffle incorporating back-and-forth and optical actions, see also p. 92
Related to 2019 41
Benjamin Earl A New Angle how to hold the deck of cards, examples from Erdnase
2019 53
Benjamin Earl The Art of Practice on practicing and practice methods
  • Basic Arm-Pinning
2019 63
Benjamin Earl Influence & Deception chapter intro
2019 71
Benjamin Earl Afterword
2019 92
Benjamin Earl Studio52 Aesthetic Philosophy & Manifesto Ten Considerations for Progress, Delight and Mastery
2019 vii
Benjamin Earl Preface in-the-hands card magic
2019 xii
Benjamin Earl Stepping Stones
  • Step One: card pocketed is shown to be named card
  • Step Two: pocketed card transposes with a second named card in the hands
  • Step Three: "Be Honest" handling
Inspired by 2019