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The Fadeaway Card Change
Related toVariations 1940 81
Dai Vernon Explanation of False Shuffle Triumph Shuffle
  • 1. To Maintain the Order of the Reds and Blacks
  • 2. To Maintain the Order of the Entire Pack
Variations 1946
Stars of Magic (Vol. 2 No. 1)
24
Francis Carlyle Homing Card
Related toVariations 1947
Stars of Magic (Vol. 4 No. 2)
61
Geoffrey Buckingham The Palmist spectator divines card from second spectator, then locates card in pocket
Variations 1955
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1955)
33
Gerald Kosky Card Change double held in right hand, card stolen by left hand holding the deck while doing an upward movement
Related to 1975 19
Gerald Kosky X-Change double held in right hand, card stolen by left hand holding the deck while doing an upward movement
Related to 1975 47
Paul Harris The P.H. Switch two card transpo, in repeat one card vanishes and appears next to other
Variations 1979 37
Daryl Martinez The Out-of-Body Experience out-jogged selection is pushed in deck and appears between sandwich cards held in distance
Variations 1982 62
Edward Marlo Devilish Miracle Redux
Variations 1983 86
Paul Harris Biological Shuffle two phases
VariationsAlso published here 1983 4
Darwin Ortiz Hitchcock Aces
Inspired byVariations 1988 86
Brother John Hamman The Twins
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1989 93
Rafael Benatar Introducción
1989 11
Rafael Benatar Doble Volteo Resbalante additional method using Vernon's Double Push-Off
Also published here 1989 15
Rafael Benatar Dejada Resbalante several variations
  • Haciendo escala
  • Con casual encuentro
  • Con encuentro casual del segundo tipo
  • Sobre una carta
  • Con la carta doble sobresaliente
Also published here 1989 19
Rafael Benatar Tres Menos Una unloading one card from a triple, two methods
Inspired byAlso published here 1989 27
Rafael Benatar Doble Lift Pivotante one-handed double lift, several applications
-Como Cuenta Falsa (as a false count)
  • Dejada Pivotante (Pivoting Laydown)
  • Con giro de 180° (with 180° turn)
Also published here 1989 29
Rafael Benatar Transposicion por Calor two card transpo, in repeat one card vanishes and appears next to other
Inspired byAlso published here 1989 37
Rafael Benatar La Dejada Pendular double lay-down on table
1989 50
Rafael Benatar ¡Fuego!
Inspired by 1989 55
Rafael Benatar Karate Six is chopped into two Threes and an Eight into Fours
Also published here 1989 71
Rafael Benatar Fotomaton
Inspired by 1989 77
Rafael Benatar Salto Fotografico cover for classic pass
1989 78
Rafael Benatar El Mago Discreto routine with several techniques which eliminate each other
1989 83
Rafael Benatar La Carta Invisible longer Routine
Inspired byAlso published here 1989 87
Rafael Benatar Inserción Resorte apparently random insertion of card from front into greek break
Also published here 1989 89
Rafael Benatar El Cambio de Clark Kent apparently free-handed, also secret switch
Related toAlso published here 1989 107
Rafael Benatar El Soplido Magico
Also published here 1989 109
Rafael Benatar Tampoco y Tambien only one card, effect variation
Also published here 1989 110
Rafael Benatar 69 Color Change Presentation, including version with double change, Six changes into Nine
1989 111
Rafael Benatar Mermelada Plus several changes
Inspired byAlso published here 1989 119
Rafael Benatar Lista de Referencias
1989 133
Rafael Benatar Transit Cups and Balls - or the Trick with the Fru... Don't Say It!
1989
Rafael Benatar In-Transit Actions and the Cups and Balls
1989 1
Rafael Benatar Routine three cups, four final loads
1989 3
Rafael Benatar Cup Through Cup Variation cup falls through other cups, with all three cups
1989 5
Arturo de Ascanio Aunt Henriette's Aces
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1989 3
Juan Tamariz The Tamariz Turnover out-jogged turnover
Related toVariations 1989/91 57
Rafael Benatar Creating Injog in Center as top half is replaced
1989/91 125
Edward Marlo Transposed Ace Assembly Aces change places with three Fives, leaving 2-3-4-5, of the same suit, in place of the Aces of the same suit
Related to 1990 48
Simon Aronson Paragon Poker Gardner-Marlo poker deal, three phases, with variations
Inspired byRelated to 1990 17
Rafael Benatar Countdown nice presentation
Related to Mar. 1992
Apocalypse (Vol. 15 No. 3)
2047
Rafael Benatar Slippery Double Turnover additional method using Vernon's Double Push-Off
Also published here 1993 1
Rafael Benatar The Slippery Drop several variations
Also published here 1993 3
Rafael Benatar, Juan Tamariz Three Minus One unloading one card from a triple, two methods
Also published here 1993 7
Rafael Benatar As a False Count featuring the Pivoting Double
1993 9
Rafael Benatar The Pivoting Double with 180 Degree Turn Variation
Also published here 1993 9
Rafael Benatar The Pivoting Laydown
Also published here 1993 10
Rafael Benatar Karate six spot is split in two 3s, repeat
Also published here 1993 13
Rafael Benatar Hot Transposition longer combination
Also published here 1993 16
Rafael Benatar The Clark Kent Card Change apparently free-handed, also secret switch
Also published here 1993 26
Rafael Benatar The Blow-Away Card Change apparently free-handed, see Clark Kent Change
Also published here 1993 27
Rafael Benatar Neither and Also only one card, effect variation
Also published here 1993 28
Rafael Benatar 69 Color Change Presentation, including version with double change
1993 31
Rafael Benatar Countdown thorough description, nice presentation
1993 1
Rafael Benatar The Invisible Card longer Routine
Also published here 1993 9
Rafael Benatar The Crocodile apparently random insertion of card from front into greek break
Also published here 1993 10
Rafael Benatar Marmalade Poker several changes
Inspired byAlso published here 1993 20
Rafael Benatar Karate Cards Six is chopped into two Threes and an Eight into Fours
Also published here 1995 1063
Philip T. Goldstein Psi-Con Ruse double ended cards are placed in book (instead of apparatus)
  • Deutsch (translated by Rudolf Braunmüller)
  • Francais (translated by Philippe Warren)
  • Español (translated by Rafael Benatar)
1997 1
Michael Close (reviewer) Elegant Card Magic: Volumes 1 and 2 by Rafael Benatar Nov. 1997
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 3)
32
Michael Close (reviewer) Cups and Balls: Execution, Theory, and Practice by Rafael Benatar Nov. 1997
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 3)
32
Rafael Benatar Inserting a Card into a Break from front
1998 533
Rudolph Herzog, Ray Kosby, Joseph K. Schmidt, Rafael Benatar Our Readers Respond
Winter 1998 168
Rafael Benatar The Mystery of Speed
  • Guest Editorial
Nov. 2000
Magic (Vol. 10 No. 3)
23
Rafael Benatar The Performing Mode
  • Guest Editorial
Variations Jan. 2001
Magic (Vol. 10 No. 5)
23
Rafael Benatar The Magic Moment
  • Guest Editorial
Apr. 2001
Magic (Vol. 10 No. 8)
27
Rafael Benatar Speaking Volumes
Related to June 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 6)
23
Rafael Benatar Better Than Tamariz on Juan Tamariz
Oct. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 10)
49
Pit Hartling Method and Style and The Performing Mode
Inspired by 2003 30
Rafael Benatar The Crocodile inserting a card in a break
2003 70
Juan Gallego Luque, Miguel Ángel Gea Y Más Nombres on Joaquin Navajas, Alberto Cuartero, Manuel Cuesta, Luis Boyano, Juan Escolano, Luis Arza, Juan José Hidalgo, Paco Rodas, Faustino Palmero, Manolo Tena, Justo Alvarez Ascaso, Anthony Blake, Ignacio Grassa, May Roger, Juan Gurrea, Rafael Benatar, Donald Lehn, Ramón Riobóo, Armando Gómez, José de la Torre, Juan Mayoral, Paco Herrero, Sebastián Pons, Jorge Haddad, Alberto Reyes, Charly Miret, Carlos Vaquera
2003 97
Doug Canning Excalibur thought of card, spectator has to do some spelling and performer can divine card over phone
Related to 2004 34
Juan Tamariz Contributors on the collaboration with Carmen, Manuel Cuesta, Ramón Riobóo, Jim Krenz, Ramblar, Ariston, Rafael Benatar, Alan
2004 xxiii
Charles Reynolds Rafael Benatar - Introduction
Mar. 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 3)
50
Gordon Bean, Rafael Benatar Rafael Benatar - Interview
Mar. 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 3)
52
Rafael Benatar's Card Magic
Mar. 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 3)
64
Rafael Benatar Fax out-jogged selection is pushed in deck and appears between sandwich cards held in distance
Inspired by Mar. 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 3)
64
Rafael Benatar The Favorite Cards of my Friends two favorite cards named, performer removes his own favorite card and it is stabbed into deck between named cards
Mar. 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 3)
66
Rafael Benatar Once in a Hundred Years four cards touched in in-the-hands spread are the Aces
Mar. 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 3)
67
Rafael Benatar On Tabling Double Cards: The Nail and Edge Principle
  • An Exercise
  • With the left hand
  • The Pendular Laydown
  • Sitting Down
Mar. 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 3)
80
Rafael Benatar Right Between the Eyes spectator divines card from second spectator, then locates card in pocket
Inspired byAlso published here Mar. 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 3)
82
Rafael Benatar Top Card Glimpse as deck is put in inner pocket
Mar. 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 3)
83
Rafael Benatar My Handling of Spaghetti alla Carbonara
Mar. 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 3)
85
Rafael Benatar Royal Liaisons
Inspired by 2006 114
Rafael Benatar Spring Insertion placing card in the center at known position, apparently haphazardly
2006 118
Ramón Riobóo Mystery of the Kabbala thought of card, spectator has to do some spelling and eventually card is divined
Related toAlso published here
  • Ramón Riobóo's "The Mystery of the Kabbala" in Rafael Benatar's "Sleight of Phone"
2006 46
Dani DaOrtiz Viajando por E.E.U.U. about the journey though the USA, Miguel Angel Gea, Christian Engblom, Katia, 4F, Vanni Bossi, Alfonso Aceituno, Ed Ellis, Magic Castle, Rafael Benatar, Dean Dill, Johnny Thompson, Penn & Teller, Steve Forte, Michael Weber, Max Maven
2007
El Manuscrito (Vol. 1 No. 1)
13
Charles Reynolds Rafael Benatar portrait about Rafael Benatar
2009
El Manuscrito (Vol. 2 No. 7)
142
Rafael Benatar Dos Parodias Mágicas two humorous articles
  • La pulga de Vitoria
  • Mi manejo de los spaghetti alla carbonara
2009
El Manuscrito (Vol. 2 No. 7)
144
Rafael Benatar Entre Ceja y Ceja spectator divines card from second spectator, then locates card in pocket
Inspired byAlso published here 2009
El Manuscrito (Vol. 2 No. 7)
144
Rafael Benatar El Cambio de Clark Kent
2010 21
Rafael Benatar Mejor que Tamariz ode to Tamariz
2010
El Manuscrito (Vol. 3 No. 11)
301
Allan Ackerman A Cull for R. B. "for Rafael Benatar" (for named-cards notion), spectator pushes performer's favorite card in deck between two previously named cards
Also published here 2012 53
Howard Hamburg Anécdotarío sobre Vernon y otros - parte II various anecdotes of Vernon, Johnny Thompson, James Patton, J.C. Wagner, Rafael Benatar
  • Por favor Johnny
  • Un último juego
  • Breather Crimp
2013
El Manuscrito (Vol. 6 No. 25)
849
Tom Crosbie Raphael Plus cards dealt according to thought-of card, divination
Inspired by
  • Rafael Benatar's handling of Frank Garcia's "Miracle Speller"
2013 18
Rafael Benatar Aún más anécdotas anecdotes of Arturo de Ascanio
2015 253
Miguel Diaz, Carlos Vinuesa Rafael Benatar
2015 373
Rafael Benatar Sorpresa y Expectación on surprises
2016
El Manuscrito (Vol. 8 No. 31)
1091
Rafael Benatar Inserting a Card into a Break heel break
2018 26
Rafael Benatar Inner Worlds
2019 ix
Rafael Benatar On Practice
  • Thoughts...
Nov. 2022
Genii (Vol. 85 No. 10-11)
98
Rafael Benatar Expertalk: Rafael Benatar on the Pullout Shuffle Triumph Shuffle handling
Inspired byAlso published here
  • MAGIC, Sep. 2004
2022 334
Rafael Benatar A Thought from Juan Tamariz on his 80th Birthday
  • Thoughts...
Jan. 2023
Genii (Vol. 86 No. 1)
48
Rafael Benatar Thoughts on... Getting Stack Sharp
  • Memorizing a Stack
  • The No-Escape Memorizing System
  • Exercises to Associate the Card Names to the Stack Numbers
  • Any Card to Any Position
  • A Stacked Game
  • Monitor Your Progress
Jan. 2023
Genii (Vol. 86 No. 1)
48
Rafael Benatar Elements of an Effect: Part One
  • Thoughts...

  • The Nature of an Effect
  • Punctuation and Rhetoric
  • The Magic Moment
  • Magic Gestures and Other Signals
  • The Revelation
  • Visual vs. Non Visual
  • Redundancies of Magic Moments
Related to Mar. 2023
Genii (Vol. 86 No. 3)
50
Rafael Benatar Elements of an Effect: Part Two
  • Thoughts...

  • What Would an Effect Without a Magic Moment Be Like?
  • The Magic Moment in Context
  • Mistakes to Avoid in Magic Gestures
  • Selling the Effect Before it Happens
  • The Belt Balancing Illusion
  • Preventing Spectators from Seeing the Effect Coming
  • Getting a Good Reaction
  • Reaction of Modern Audience
Related to May 2023
Genii (Vol. 86 No. 5)
52
Rafael Benatar On Humor and Magic
  • Thoughts...
July 2023
Genii (Vol. 86 No. 7)
58
Rafael Benatar, Howard Hamburg Thoughts...
  • On Magic and Magicians
  • Vernon's Wisdom
  • Teasing Magicians...
    • The Heavy Deck
    • Un-Faro-able
    • The Tony Giorgio Mercury Fold
  • Stories from the Magic Castle
    • The Professor Falls on the Driveway
    • Howard Gives me a Ride, by Rafael
  • At the Vernon Table
    • David to Dai
    • Grippo's Index
    • Hold the Break
    • Larry Misses the Pocket
    • Larry's Shift
    • The Moment
Sep. 2023
Genii (Vol. 86 No. 9)
64
Rafael Benatar Deconstructing the Overhand Shuffle: Part 1
  • Thoughts...

  • The Left-hand Grip
  • The Right-hand Grip
  • Running Cards
  • Shuffling Actions
  • How Many Shuffling Actions are Natural?
  • The Shuffling Attitude
  • The Simplest Task (bringing top card to bottom, products for dry hands)
  • Suiting the Context
  • The Second Simplest Task (bringing bottom card to top)
  • Releasing a Packet Minus the Bottom Card
  • An Exercise
  • A Superior Handling
  • The Two-Step Verification
  • The Vernon Solution
  • Combinations
Related to Nov. 2023
Genii (Vol. 86 No. 11)
56
Rafael Benatar Deconstructing the Overhand Shuffle: Part 2
  • Thoughts...

  • On the Injog
    • How Large Should an Injog Be?
    • The Pinky's Task
  • Disguising the Injog
    • The Rhythm
    • The Upward Beat
    • The Angled Jog
    • The Delayed Injog
    • The Careless Mess
    • The Double Tap
  • On the Outjog
different handlings (see following entries)
  • Expanding our Progress
Related to Jan. 2024
Genii (Vol. 87 No. 1)
56
Rafael Benatar A Simple Full-Deck False Shuffle Greek & Hunter combo
Jan. 2024
Genii (Vol. 87 No. 1)
59
Rafael Benatar Practicing the Overhand Shuffle
Jan. 2024
Genii (Vol. 87 No. 1)
60
Rafael Benatar Having a Selection Replaced overhand shuffle control
Jan. 2024
Genii (Vol. 87 No. 1)
60
Rafael Benatar Counting Without Counting overhand shuffle run
Jan. 2024
Genii (Vol. 87 No. 1)
60
Rafael Benatar Deconstructing the Pinky Count: Part One
  • Thoughts...

  • Condition of the Deck
  • Guitar Grip vs. Violin Grip
  • The Pinky Count Grip
  • The Double Bevel
  • The Starting Contact Point
  • Counting or Riffling
  • How to Count
  • Acoustical Backtracking
  • Physical Cover
  • Disguising Tension
  • Other Observations
  • Splitting the Count
Related to Mar. 2024
Genii (Vol. 87 No. 3)
48
Rafael Benatar Deconstructing the Pinky Count: Part Two: The Dormant Break
  • Thoughts...

  • The Pull-Down Correction
  • The Third-Finger Count
Related to May 2024
Genii (Vol. 87 No. 5)
52
Rafael Benatar The One-Handed Tilt Set-Up pinky count
May 2024
Genii (Vol. 87 No. 5)
53
Rafael Benatar Alternative Counting Procedures
May 2024
Genii (Vol. 87 No. 5)
54
Rafael Benatar The Thumb Count
May 2024
Genii (Vol. 87 No. 5)
54
Rafael Benatar Push and Resquare
May 2024
Genii (Vol. 87 No. 5)
54
Rafael Benatar The Overhand Shuffle
May 2024
Genii (Vol. 87 No. 5)
54
Rafael Benatar Spreading and Checking
May 2024
Genii (Vol. 87 No. 5)
54
Rafael Benatar With the Deck Out of View
May 2024
Genii (Vol. 87 No. 5)
54
Rafael Benatar Practical Use
May 2024
Genii (Vol. 87 No. 5)
54
Rafael Benatar The Feed feeding a right-hand palmed card into a left-hand break
May 2024
Genii (Vol. 87 No. 5)
54
Rafael Benatar Exercises
  • For Counting Many Cards
  • For Smaller Numbers
  • For Counting to Assorted Numbers
  • Reducing and Disguising Tension
May 2024
Genii (Vol. 87 No. 5)
56
Allan Ackerman A Cull for R. B. "for Rafael Benatar" (for named-cards notion), spectator pushes performer's favorite card in deck between two previously named cards
Also published here 2024 57