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Edward Marlo The Perfect Stop Trick spectator stops at any card, its values is used to count down again and again until selection appearsRelated toVariations Early Marlo (Issue Oddity & Other Miracles) 73
Norman Osborn Double Count also "Unlimited Count", five as six with six different faces, double facerVariations Unlimited 5
Edward Marlo S.O.C. half dollar and three copper coins, transposition, coins to box, coins through card case, see also page 40Related toVariations Coining Magic 24
Karl Fulves Oracle packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card predictedRelated toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 1) 374
Simon Aronson "Lie Detector" Speller Hierophant (Issue 4) 173
Simon Aronson The Lead-In Routine two card location Hierophant (Issue 4) 175
Edward Marlo Flash Spelling Variations Expert Card Chicanery 30
Simon Aronson Some People Think interlocking chains Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 58
Simon Aronson Lie Sleuth several lies detected, missing card in pocket known, interlocking chains Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 59
Simon Aronson Group Shuffle three cards, no touch possible, based on Marlo's Location in Ibidem 8/11 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 60
Simon Aronson Vise Versa 1 signed selection from sandwich to other sandwich in deck Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 61
Simon Aronson Vise Versa 2 signed selection from sandwich to other sandwich in deck Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 62
Edward Marlo, Arthur Finley The Missing Hour twelve cards, selection vanishes, two methodsVariations Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue) 25
Simon Aronson Super Stoned Poker Deal multiple phasesRelated to Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 101
Harry Lorayne Triple Mate one removed and two thought-of cards foundRelated toVariations The Epitome Location 25
Frederick Braue Count-Down Triumph wrong card used to count to selectionRelated toVariationsAlso published here Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 11) 143
Simon Aronson Mechanical Color Changing Card Case Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 136
Simon Aronson Triumph for Two two cards selected, Triumph and one card shows, cards re-spread and same selection is face-up and first one transformed into second one Arch Triumphs 4
Simon Aronson, David Solomon, Edward Marlo Stop Perfecting Triumph! first selection used to count down to second after Triumph
- Dave Solomon Handling
Inspired byVariations Arch Triumphs 27
Allan Ackerman Quick Coincidence Variations Here's My Card 62
Simon Aronson Introduction A Stack To Remember 1
Simon Aronson The Aronson Stack Introduces the Aronson stack A Stack To Remember 4
Simon Aronson Draw Poker Deal built into the Aronson Stack A Stack To Remember 6
Simon Aronson Stud Poker Deal built into the Aronson Stack A Stack To Remember 6
Simon Aronson Ten Card Poker Deal built into the Aronson Stack A Stack To Remember 7
Simon Aronson Perfect Bridge Hand built into the Aronson Stack, deals a perfect no-trump hand A Stack To Remember 10
Simon Aronson Spelling built into the Aronson Stack, spelling bank A Stack To Remember 11
Simon Aronson, Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Michael F. Zens Any Poker Hand Called For built into the Aronson Stack, based on the Zensational stack A Stack To Remember 12
Simon Aronson Memorizing the Aronson Stack Tips and mnemonic system for the Aronson stack A Stack To Remember 16
Simon Aronson Conclusion A Stack To Remember 30
Simon Aronson Selected Bibliography on Memorized Deck Magic A Stack To Remember 32
Simon Aronson Ad-Jacent advertisement card is used to stab between selectionsVariations Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 51
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Sessions by David Solomon (written by Simon Aronson) The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. 4) 31
Simon Aronson, David Solomon Foreword Sessions v
Simon Aronson, David Solomon Doublestop two selections, two piles, spectator thinks stop on his selection in one pile and second selection is at same position in other pileInspired by
  • "Break Even" (Howard Lyons, Ibidem #4)
Sessions 5
Simon Aronson From All Indications... four piles, top card of one pile chosen, top cards of other piles used to count down to mates of the chosen cardVariations Sessions 9
David Solomon A Simple Indication four piles cut by spectator, top card of one pile chosen, top cards of other piles used to count down to mates of the chosen cardInspired by Sessions 13
Edward Marlo Marlo's Double Christ Location no-touch cut-deeper selection procedureVariations Sessions 39
Simon Aronson Quadruple Spellbound Variations Sessions 47
Simon Aronson, Yomoji Kuno Kuno's Copper Silver Change Variation Sessions 48
Simon Aronson S-O-See Thru coin in box and hand transpose, coins from hand to box, coin in bottom of box travels to purseInspired by Sessions 52
Simon Aronson Countdown Triple Prediction two cards and number of cards in pile predicted Sessions 80
Simon Aronson Aronson vs. the Observation Test Sessions 92
Simon Aronson Twice Removed Transposition two selections reversed in deck transpose with two Jokers, each sandwiched between Aces, two double facers Sessions 96
Simon Aronson Meditations on the Christ Aces incorporating a selected card, inspired by performance of Ricky JayVariations Sessions 112
Simon Aronson A Personal Note from Simon... about his life in magic Sessions 136
Derek Dingle Deluxe Anytime Color Triumphant color chaning deck kickerVariations The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 196
Ian Land Imperfect Triumph? another card ends up reversed and its value is used to count to selection, without stackInspired by Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 17) 316
Martin A. Nash Fast Stack one shuffle and some cuttingRelated toVariationsAlso published here Best of Friends 74
Simon Aronson Donald Duck and Deal chosen number of cards is removed from deck, spectator does deal-duck-procedure, remaining card has picture of Donald Duck ("Your audience should quack up!") The Card Puzzle 13
Edward Marlo Of Course I can deal a good Poker Hand! combo with control, false dealingRelated toVariations Marlo without Tears 206
Bill Kalush Rubber Ringer finger ring on rubber bandRelated toVariationsAlso published here The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 13) 120
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Sessions by Simon Aronson (written by David Solomon) Epoptica (Issue 4) 214
Jon Racherbaumer, Philip T. Goldstein, Simon Aronson The Cut Deeper Location Inspired byAlso published here
  • MUM, July 1979
At The Table 169
Martin Lewis The Spelling Collins' Aces Variations Martin's Miracles 36
Michael Ammar Ring Band-It finger ring on rubber bandVariations Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 1) 1
Edward Marlo Four Ways To Go one card removed, two thought of, are found, one ahead, clockingInspired byRelated to Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 175
Edward Marlo Ever Ready-Black Routine three phases, locations with divided deck (third phase inspired by previous version in Ibidem)Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Feb. 1967
M.I.N.T. — Volume I 264
Juan Tamariz Total Coincidence first single cards from two decks match, then both decks are in exactly the same orderRelated toVariations Sonata 224
John Bannon Play It Straight (Triumph) ordered suit reversed & distributed as finaleRelated toVariations Impossibilia 1
Simon Aronson Active Aces merging the beginning of Collins Aces with ending of Christ AcesInspired by The Aronson Approach 29
Simon Aronson Simple Simon overhand stacking sequence, with pre-setting during preliminary display, with variations in final commentsRelated toVariations The Aronson Approach 36
Simon Aronson "Repeat" Surprise Climax overhand stacking, repeat in which a Royal Flush is received instead, Gardner-Marlo re-deal The Aronson Approach 38
Simon Aronson Lateral Palm Double Change top and bottom cards shown, they then change to two previous selections, also as Ace production in comment (2) The Aronson Approach 44
Simon Aronson Two Minds and a Mate card chosen, another removed and a third one though-of, all foundInspired byRelated toVariations The Aronson Approach 50
Simon Aronson, Brother John Hamman Signed Card Switch Variation The Aronson Approach 52
Simon Aronson Mix and Match two decks riffle shuffled together and divided into two halves, one chosen from one half, performer shouts stop when the other one is dealt, the cards matchRelated to The Aronson Approach 59
Simon Aronson Time Out twelve cards, selection vanishesInspired by The Aronson Approach 63
Simon Aronson Upjog Upset Unlimited Count Inspired by The Aronson Approach 65
Simon Aronson Below the Belt two cards from two decks exchanged below table, they match, ends cleanRelated to The Aronson Approach 70
Simon Aronson Oh Pity Me Location clocking with half deck of cyclical stack
- The Half Deck Principle
- The Basic Procedure
- Handling Tips
- Combinations
The Aronson Approach 75
Simon Aronson Bait and Switch spectator names number and selects card, performer apparently brings the card to that number one-handed behind his backInspired by The Aronson Approach 85
Simon Aronson Color Feeling behind back, deck switch The Aronson Approach 91
Simon Aronson Any Card, Then Any Number with repeat, two methods The Aronson Approach 93
Simon Aronson Four Part Harmony center cut location expanded to four selectionsInspired by
  • "Center Cut Location" (Card Ideas of Simon Aronson, p. 117)
The Aronson Approach 101
Simon Aronson Memorized Math on memorized deck in combination with mathematical principles
- Stay Stacks
- Counting
- Interlocking Chains (also with one-way backs)
- Duck and Deal (with formulas)
The Aronson Approach 113
Simon Aronson Simon-Eyes two cards thought of with counting procedure, both cards divined with "No No's Fishing"
- Reality
- The Problem
- No No's Fishing
- The Simon-Eyes Arrangement
- The Selection Procedure
- Fishing in the Simon-Eyes Pack
- Fishing for the Values
- Fishing for the Suits
- The Faro Restacking Simon-Eyes Pack
Related toVariations The Aronson Approach 123
Simon Aronson No No's Fishing fishing concept when fishing for two cards simultaneously The Aronson Approach 126
Simon Aronson Postscript The Aronson Approach 172
Ken Simmons Ultra-Mental Deck Routine Handling three spectators stop during deal and deal a card face-down, same cards are reversed in second deckRelated to Finally! 26
Gene Castillon Boozy Poker Revisited Related to Cardfixes 62
Harry Lorayne, Simon Aronson The Equalizer slight variation on Aronson's "ShuffleBored"Related to Trend Setters 171
Steve Beam Behind the Back Deck Switch - invisible deck presentationRelated toAlso published here The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 32) 564
Simon Aronson Adding the Aronson Kicker prediction kicker Cardfixes 175
Simon Aronson Preface The Aronson Approach ix
Simon Aronson Under Her Spell Queens vanish from their packets, named Queen spelled out, other Queens produced as well The Aronson Approach 3
Simon Aronson Mark-a-Place Mates deck cut in halves, two spectator touch a card in each half, the cards next to the touch card in one half are the mates of the two card in the other halfVariations The Aronson Approach 10
Simon Aronson Mark-a-Place Force see p. 14 for credit information and applications The Aronson Approach 11
Simon Aronson Mark-a-Place Aces routine variation to find the Aces instead of two matesRelated to The Aronson Approach 14
Simon Aronson Paragon Poker Gardner-Marlo poker deal, three phases, with variationsInspired by The Aronson Approach 17
Simon Aronson Self Control spectator cuts off pile and counts, remembers card at same position in rest while reverse-counting them, assembles everything, different revelations suggested The Aronson Approach 24
Dan Garrett The Transmutant double or quadruple change, consecutive changeInspired byAlso published here Garrett Does The U.K. 18
Simon Aronson Introduction Smoke and Mirrors 9
Jon Racherbaumer One More Thing commentary on thought-of cards, including Simon Aronson's "Simon's Eyes" The Olram File (Issue 3) 11
Edward Marlo Logical Double Thought, Plus One two cards thought of & one unknown card removed, all found, three methodsRelated to The Olram File (Issue 4) 8
Edward Marlo Simpler Than Simple Simon stacking four cards in one overhand shuffleInspired by The Olram File (Issue 4) 13
Edward Marlo, Simon Aronson, David Solomon The Path of Olram approaches for "Simon-Eyes", four ideas with forcing decksInspired byVariations The Olram File (Issue 5) 12
Edward Marlo Olram's Choice approach for "Simon-Eyes", two different numbers, memorized deckInspired by The Olram File (Issue 5) 13
Edward Marlo For the Ace-to-King Boys approach for "Simon-Eyes", two different numbers, NPO stackInspired by The Olram File (Issue 5) 14
Edward Marlo Four for the Road three further methods for "Simon Eyes", faroInspired byRelated to The Olram File (Issue 8) 14
James Swain Poker Interchange improvementsInspired byRelated toVariations Don't Blink 25
Allan Ackerman My Favorite Gemini Related toVariations Las Vegas Kardma 12
Alex Elmsley Fate's Datebook part of "The Dazzle Act" (starting on page 425 until the end of the book), using a improvisational type of selection procedureRelated toVariations The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 433
Allan Ackerman Aronson's Gemini Inspired by
  • "Quad-Mates" (Simon Aronson, MUM, May 1979)
Las Vegas Kardma 20
Alex Elmsley The Restacking Pack stack whose value distribution is not affected by faro shufflesRelated toVariations The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 309
Simon Aronson The Eyes Have It humorous prediction with eye chart and eventually wrong card transforms into selection Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 112
Doug Canning Card Counters Inspired byRelated to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 153
Steve Beam Multiplocation with four cardsRelated toVariations Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 175
Steve Beam Leftovers on Tom Gagnon, 4F convention, Wayne Kyzer, Simon Aronson, Drei-Länder-Kongress, Magic Christian, Leo Polacek, Harry Lucas, John Moran, Ron Jeffries, Simon Lovell The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 57) 1100
Simon Aronson Preface Simply Simon
Simon Aronson Point Spread red/black game in several phases played by two spectators, performer predicts difference between number of red and black cards, repeat, shuffle-bored finale Simply Simon 3
Simon Aronson Equalizer Credit Information Related to Simply Simon 16
Simon Aronson, John Bannon Simon's and John's proof of the Red-Black Relationship Principle Simply Simon 18
Simon Aronson Moves and Removes marker moved on 3x3 layout, final card predicted, with 4x4 "Sixteen Card Version" on p. 30Related to
  • Martin Gardner Presents (1993), p. 149
Simply Simon 19
Simon Aronson Child's Play rock/paper/scissors with small prop versions, with three chips, outcome predictedInspired by
  • "My First Trick" (Robert Neale, Tricks of the Imagination, 1991)
Simply Simon 31
Simon Aronson Simple Double Duke Aces shown, short overhand shuffle, stacked except one, performer has Royal FlushRelated to Simply Simon 47
Simon Aronson Stack In Trade Aces stacked to performer and shown during deal, then another player has Aces and performer Royal Flush
- Overhand Shuffle Methode (Version 1)
- Streamlined Handling
- Collins Method (Version 2)
Inspired by Simply Simon 52
Simon Aronson Three For Two three selections made in different way, no-touch selection procedure, all located, two key cards, first cut of cut-deeper forceInspired by Simply Simon 61
Simon Aronson The Aronson Stripout with final three-packet cut on table
- Push Through Variation
- Front Lift Variation
Related to Simply Simon 65
Simon Aronson Quad-Mates Revisited four cards put in deck at four positions, next to mates, Gemini Twins with four cards and spelling of random wordsInspired by
  • "Quad-Mates" (Simon Aronson, MUM, May 1979)
Related to
Simply Simon 73
Simon Aronson Doublestop Simplified two selections, two piles, spectator thinks stop on his selection in one pile and second selection is at same position in other pile
- Key Method
- "No Key" Method
Inspired by Simply Simon 79
Simon Aronson Lift Shuffle Control for two cards Simply Simon 80
Simon Aronson This Side Up playing card with "Instructions" written on them becomes signed selection on one sideInspired by
  • "Emergency Card" (Randy Wakeman, Randy Wakeman Presents)
Simply Simon 87
Simon Aronson Plastic Sleeve Switch with divider Simply Simon 94
Simon Aronson Happy Birthday odd-backed card matches spectator's birthday card in date bookInspired by Simply Simon 96
Simon Aronson The Calendar Card card chosen by spectator matches card on spectator's birthday in calendar list Simply Simon 103
Simon Aronson Other Applications for th Personalized Greeting Card ideas on how to use greeting cards with customized messages on them Simply Simon 110
Simon Aronson Two Possibilities with impromptu handling in final commentVariations Simply Simon 113
Michael Close, Simon Aronson MC Spread Double Lift Variant Simply Simon 115
Simon Aronson The Trained Deck selection cut into deck, three chosen cards added, selection at this position, repeated, then selected card is spelled by spectator in his head while performer deals, performer stops at selection, Multiple Card Sum Stack Simply Simon 123
Simon Aronson Mark-a-Place Move Simply Simon 126
Simon Aronson Multiple Card Sum Stacks Related to Simply Simon 134
Simon Aronson, Geoffrey Scalbert Sunken Key Placement Simply Simon 131
Simon Aronson Doubly Lazy two selections, Ace to King twiceRelated to Simply Simon 136
Simon Aronson Spell Check three cards spelled to consecutively starting with random card, selection at end of last spell, declining letter spells Simply Simon 139
Simon Aronson Suit Yourself one deck mixed face-up/face-down, other deck shuffled twice and named suit removed, in first deck this suit is reversed in same orderInspired by Simply Simon 144
Simon Aronson Past, Present, Future spectator cuts off pile, pockets card, shuffles bottom pile and remembers card, cuts again and remembers card, deals through top pile and turns over a card, one named, position of one named, pocketed card predicted in wallet Simply Simon 153
Simon Aronson Floating Key Principle Simply Simon 159
Simon Aronson Lazy Memory ideas for applying the memorized deck to the Lazy Man's Card Trick
- Memorized Doubly Lazy
- Spelling to the Second Selection
- "Sessions" Lazy Memory
Related to Simply Simon 162
Simon Aronson Everybody's Lazy two spectators and performer remember cards, performer names position of spectator's cards, spectator names number and there is performer's card, no-touchVariations Simply Simon 167
Simon Aronson Two Wrongs Make It Right two decks, two cards chosen in one, both decks dealt in unison to two predicted cards in other deck, the selections show up in same place, funny presentation about making wrong predictions Simply Simon 173
Simon Aronson Taking Advantage of One's Position selection procedure in which a packet is cut off, next card remembered and placed on this packet, another packet cut off onto first pile, next card remembered and put onto first pile, and so on
- Self Position
- Shuffling
- False Positives
Related to
  • "Multiple Impact" (Steve Beam)
Simply Simon 179
Simon Aronson Self Centered two cards chosen by cutting and shuffling packets, procedure similar to one-pile free cutInspired by Simply Simon 187
Simon Aronson Madness in our Methods three selections, fair conditions, no-touch and no card seen
- Alternative Revelations
Simply Simon 194
Simon Aronson Topsy Turvy three selections with cutting and shuffling packets, deck shuffled face-up/face-down, cards located by apparent muscle reading in spreadRelated to Simply Simon 203
Juan Tamariz Restoring part of Stack at end of Topsy Turvy Related to Simply Simon 215
Simon Aronson High Class Location three selectionsRelated to Simply Simon 216
Simon Aronson The Open Index - The Open Index
- Estimate, Glimpse and Cut
A. Glimpse First, then Cut
B. Cut First, then Glimpse
- Knowing Where You Are
A. Marks
B. Key Cards
C. One Way Backs (see also p. 237)
- Determining the Desired Card
A. The Target Card is Directly Designated by the Spectator
B. The Target Card is Indirectly Designated, and is Not Known to the Spectator
C. A Target "Position" is Designated
Simply Simon 222
Simon Aronson The S. A. Combination "Self Adjusting", spectator touches force in spread, it apparently does not leave sight, under-the-spread force
A. The Force Procedure
B. Application to the Open Index (spectator touches named card)
Related to Simply Simon 232
Simon Aronson The Cross-Index Index - Charting the Course on card indexes and the cross-index index idea
- Above Suspicion
- Cross Indexing Two Variables
- Charts and Lists
Simply Simon 241
Simon Aronson On the Berglas Effect with fifty-two decks, as example of cross-index index Simply Simon 244
Simon Aronson Fate card freely chosen from range of twelve, then birthday named, then chart removed, using cross-index index Simply Simon 249
Simon Aronson Signs zodiac sign cards specify one's lucky number, color, symbol..., cross-index index with example effects Simply Simon 271
Simon Aronson The PIP Stack "Position Information Procedure"
Ace to King stack in deck, allows performer to know position of replaced selection
Simply Simon 290
Simon Aronson A Short Routine: Colorful Countdown spectator selects card, lucky number on zodiac chart is looked up, at that position is selection Simply Simon 297
Simon Aronson A Long Routine: Three is a Charm three spectators, card, color and symbol selected, position of card and color and symbol written on zodiac chart when spectator's signs are looked up Simply Simon 298
Simon Aronson Uncharted Territory more ideas for "Signs" and the cross-index index
- Variants
- Lists, Grids and Tables
- Other Formats
- Conclusion
Simply Simon 302
Simon Aronson Bibliography of Simon Aronson Simply Simon 307
Edward Marlo Flash Speller Related to from a shuffled deck in use... Part One 17
Simon Aronson, John Bannon ExtraChicagothinks idea to incorporate "spectator sits on card" Simon Says! 60
Nick Trost Spectator Finds the Aces Spectator selects two cards from spread, the two cards adjacent to each selection shown to be AcesInspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 68
David Solomon Breaking Up Ad-Jacent spectator stabs odd-backed card next to two selections one by oneInspired by Solomon's Mind 203
David Solomon, Eugene Burger On Simon Aronson Solomon's Mind 204
Nick Trost Odd Man Wins! Presentation by Mack PicknickVariations The Card Magic of Nick Trost 93
Pit Hartling Triathlon three card challenge location, sophisticatedInspired byRelated to Das kleine grüne Heft 24
Roy Walton Whispering Henry two cards selected, performer names one of them, it turns over, second selection named and found, Henry Christ Force applicationVariations Five Times Five — Scotland 118
Baltazar Fuentes Histed Heisted Again up to five spectators, ten cards eachInspired by
  • "Histed Heisted" (Simon Aronson)
Arempi II 16
Simon Aronson The Simon Aronson Stack with two Queens switched Arempi II 19
Allan Ackerman, Simon Aronson, Steve Mayhew Mayhew Poker Again triumph as center deal demo Classic Handlings 32
Steve Beam The Birthday Card spectator deals cards for month and day of his birthday then remembers a card, performer reveals selection and birthdayRelated toVariations Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 86
Ali Bongo Unfolding Future folded multi-level prediction as in Simon Aronson's "Shuffle-Bored"Inspired by
  • Ludow, from Paris
Related toVariations
Off The Books (Issue 2) 11
Simon Aronson Mental High Card Original procedure to restore Aronson stack in Routine MaintenanceRelated to Try the Impossible 242
Simon Aronson Poker Routine Deck Switch Deck switch done in context of Routine MaintenanceRelated to Try the Impossible 241
Simon Aronson Truth-Sayer Lie Detector effect with Aronson (four versions) Try the Impossible 245
Simon Aronson Odds And Ends Collection of "neat" stuff with Aronson stack Try the Impossible 252
Simon Aronson Last Five Standing Produce poker hands with down under deal Try the Impossible 252
Simon Aronson Take Two Double spelling effect Try the Impossible 254
Simon Aronson 52 Pickup Full deck spelling sequence Try the Impossible 263
Simon Aronson The Face-Down UnDo The "UnDo Influence" control, face down versionVariations Try the Impossible 6
Simon Aronson Sequence Spell Deck Switch Try the Impossible 263
Simon Aronson Alternative Shuffles Overhand shuffles to hide face up Jokers in deck Try the Impossible 9
Simon Aronson Triple Trick Tip Procedure to display cards while restoring order of stack Try the Impossible 260
Simon Aronson Variation 1441 Variation of UnDo Influence, use Ace and Four instead of JokersInspired by Try the Impossible 10
Simon Aronson Built for Two (using the UnDo Influence Control) Random Tandem done with Aronson stackInspired by Try the Impossible 258
Simon Aronson Variation 1839 Variation of UnDo Influence, use four face up cards instead of twoInspired by Try the Impossible 10
Simon Aronson Threespell (using the UnDo Influence Control) Queenspell with Threes in AronsonInspired by Try the Impossible 257
Simon Aronson Color Separation Variation on UnDo Influence to leave deck color separatedInspired by Try the Impossible 10
Simon Aronson Ringleader Ring on and off rubberbandInspired byVariations Try the Impossible 269
Simon Aronson The Face-Up UnDo The "UnDo Influence" control, face up version Try the Impossible 14
John Bannon, Simon Aronson An Interview by John Bannon Try the Impossible 278
Simon Aronson Alternative Spellings Alternative spellings for QueenspellInspired by Try the Impossible 16
Simon Aronson Bibliography Try the Impossible 289
Simon Aronson Face Up Queenspell Variation on Queenspell with Queens reversedInspired by Try the Impossible 17
Simon Aronson Faro 18/35 Restacking as an Alternative False Shuffle Use out faros to keep stack in QueenspellRelated to Try the Impossible 18
Simon Aronson Controlling the Aces Way to maintain control over four Aces during Divide and Conquer, can be used for Mark-a-Place AcesInspired byRelated to Try the Impossible 24
Simon Aronson Lennart Green performs for Ginny Anecdote about Lennart performing his FISM act for Ginny Aronson while half awake Try the Impossible 25
Simon Aronson Euph-oracle (an Alternate Take) Elimination procedure to locate two selections, using Reverse FarosInspired by Try the Impossible 26
Simon Aronson Alternate Take Combination of UnDo Influence and Euph-oracle procedureInspired byVariations Try the Impossible 28
Simon Aronson More-or-Less-acle Euphoracle to locate four of a kind Try the Impossible 28
Simon Aronson Alternate Take with the Additional Climax Inspired by Try the Impossible 29
Simon Aronson Alternate Take Deck Switch Walkaround version of Alternate Take, can do deck switch Try the Impossible 30
Simon Aronson Random Tandem Uses UnDo Influence, but with mental stop procedure, selections turn up simultaneouslyVariations Try the Impossible 31
Simon Aronson Key Card Variation Uses key card in Random Tandem Try the Impossible 36
Simon Aronson Worker Bees Spelling trick to three selections (two chosen and one thought of) using UnDo InfluenceRelated toVariations Try the Impossible 37
Simon Aronson Double Progressive Spell Stack Integrate two "progressive" spell stacks togetherRelated to Try the Impossible 41
Simon Aronson Additional Mindreading Climax Extra climax to Worker BeesInspired by Try the Impossible 43
Simon Aronson Paramteters of the Worker Bee Stack How to modify the Worker Bee stackRelated to Try the Impossible 44
Simon Aronson Twice as Hard Cards at named numbers for two free selectionsRelated to Try the Impossible 46
Simon Aronson Packet Displacement Variations Related to Try the Impossible 63
Simon Aronson UnDo Influence: Theory and Practice Theory behind UnDo Influence controlVariations Try the Impossible 68
Simon Aronson Preface Try the Impossible iv
Simon Aronson Prior Commitment Two Jokers whisper positions of two selections in the deck, then revealed position numbers were written on the back on Jokers. Uses the UnDo Influence control.Variations Try the Impossible 3
Simon Aronson Queenspell Spell the red Queens' names to find two selectionsVariations Try the Impossible 12
Simon Aronson Divide and Conquer Cards get dealt through, eliminating half the deck each time until two selections remainInspired by
  • "One in Fifty-Two Bet" (Lennart Green, Green Magic vol. 3, DVD, 2000)
Try the Impossible 20
Simon Aronson Head Over Heels Head Over Heels move, control card to second from the top, and reversed, see following pages for applicationsInspired byVariations Try the Impossible 95
Simon Aronson Head Over Heels Transposition Simple two card transposition with the Head Over Heels moveInspired by Try the Impossible 97
Simon Aronson Head Over Heels Glimpse Inspired by Try the Impossible 99
Simon Aronson Head Over Heels, into a Visual Change Inspired by Try the Impossible 100
Simon Aronson Head Over Heels Invisible Card Card turns invisible, placed in deck face up, card then reappearsInspired by Try the Impossible 100
Simon Aronson Head Over Heels In-the-Hands Triumph Inspired by Try the Impossible 100
Simon Aronson O'Aronson Aces O. Henry Aces plot (Ace Assembly), all four Aces appear in spectator's hand Try the Impossible 104
Simon Aronson Nosnora Aces Aces scatter back to respective packets at the end of Ace Assembly Try the Impossible 117
Edward Marlo, Simon Aronson Broken Elmsley Variation Try the Impossible 124
Simon Aronson Simon's Flash Speller System to figure out number of letters in any card's nameInspired byRelated toVariations Try the Impossible 131
Simon Aronson Spell It Out Spelling random card to find actual selection Try the Impossible 136
Simon Aronson Mark-a-Place Move Variation of Business Card Prophecy Move Try the Impossible 138
Simon Aronson Decipher One spectator names value, one spectator names suit, performer produces card Try the Impossible 143
Simon Aronson Two Deck Canasta Two cards chosen by two spectators from two decks match, even which pocket the cards are placed inInspired by
  • Chan Canasta's performance on the Jack Paar show on TV
Try the Impossible 149
Simon Aronson Choices Card at named numberInspired by Try the Impossible 155
Simon Aronson Breathing Spell Spelling four other cards to find two selections Try the Impossible 161
Simon Aronson Dizzy Spell Impromptu version of Breathing Spell Try the Impossible 167
Simon Aronson Queens and Kings Another variation of Breathing Spell Try the Impossible 169
Simon Aronson Two Beginnings Spectator freely names card, another spectator freely chooses card, it matches (first published in Memories are Made of This, 1999) Try the Impossible 171
Simon Aronson The Invisible Card Freely named card vanishes, then vanishappears reversed in deck (first published in Memories are Made of This, 1999) Try the Impossible 175
Simon Aronson Oddly Enough Simple game as bet, magician keeps winningInspired by Try the Impossible 179
Simon Aronson Rap-Ace-ious Magician raps while locating the four Aces (credits for all the sleights used are given) Try the Impossible 184
Simon Aronson Stalking the Stack Introducing the new tricks in this Aronson stack section Try the Impossible 193
Simon Aronson Aces Awry (Producing the Aces) Tries to spell suit of selection, but wrong 3 times - finally gets the value (Ace), and produces all four AcesVariations Try the Impossible 198
Simon Aronson Revelations "Along the Way" Variation on Aces AwryInspired by Try the Impossible 202
Simon Aronson The Double Push Off Using the Double Push off to overcome awkward spellings in Aces AwryInspired by Try the Impossible 204
Simon Aronson Reverse Dealing Variation on Aces AwryInspired by Try the Impossible 204
Simon Aronson Other Ace Productions Alternative procedure for Aces Awry that disturbs stack but is fastInspired by Try the Impossible 208
Simon Aronson Four on a Match (Producing the Fours) Finds selection (a Four) through spelling, then finds all FoursRelated toVariations Try the Impossible 209
Simon Aronson Four More Alternative procedures for Four on a MatchInspired by Try the Impossible 211
Simon Aronson Jack Coincidence (Producing the Jacks) Selection is predicted with mate, and selection is stabbed in deck, around two matching matesInspired byVariations Try the Impossible 213
Simon Aronson Paired Color Alternative Alternative procedure for Jack CoincidenceInspired by Try the Impossible 215
Simon Aronson The Mind Reading Deck, Part 6 (Producing the Sixes) Find selection by spelling, produce all the Sixes as a climax Try the Impossible 217
Simon Aronson The Mind Reading Deck, Part 9 (Producing the Nines) Find selection by spelling, produce all the Sixes as a climaxVariations Try the Impossible 220
Simon Aronson Mirror Nines Variation of Mine Reading Deck Part 9, with reverse Aronson stackInspired by Try the Impossible 221
Simon Aronson Direct to the Nines Extra idea to find Nines in fast wayInspired by Try the Impossible 222
Simon Aronson The Mind Reading Deck, Part 7 (Producing the Sevens) Selection is found in sandwich, produce four Sevens as climax Try the Impossible 223
Simon Aronson Two by Four (Producing the Twos) Spell to three Twos, final Two produced with flourishVariations Try the Impossible 226
Simon Aronson Spelling All Four Twos Inspired by Try the Impossible 229
Simon Aronson Fit Four a King (Producing the Kings) Spells to all four Kings while trying to spell to selection, uses up whole deck Try the Impossible 231
Simon Aronson Mirror Kings Alternative spelling procedure for Fit Four a King with reverse Aronson order Try the Impossible 234
Simon Aronson Routine Maintenance (Poker Deal Restoration) Poker Deal demo that restores stack orderRelated to Try the Impossible 238
Simon Aronson, Bill Malone Once and Again Display Procedure to restore order of Aronson stack in Routine MaintenanceRelated to Try the Impossible 240
Simon Aronson Birthday Memories spectator deals cards for month and day of his birthday then remembers a card, performer reveals selection and birthdayInspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 59
Simon Aronson Aronson Stack brief Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 171
Philip T. Goldstein Chipper card at number, four poker chips with numbers, two decksVariations Flaunting Five Fanciful Formulae 2
Richard Vollmer, Allan Ackerman, Simon Aronson The Cards of Destiny Card College — Volume 5 1192
John Bannon, Simon Aronson Wait Until Dark Shufflebored combined with Ortiz' Human Blindfold idea Dear Mr. Fantasy 168
Wesley James An Alternate Strip-Out Procedure three-packet cutRelated to Enchantments 319
Simon Aronson Head Over Heels 52 Memories 96
David Solomon A Quickie With Charlier & Simon free selection spelled toInspired by The Wisdom of Solomon 37
David Solomon, Simon Aronson Building Math Principles card and its position in nine-card packet remembered, another card brought in, dealing into two packets, selection eventually locatedInspired by
  • "Seven" (Roberto Giobbi, Genii, May 2006)
The Wisdom of Solomon 147
Simon Aronson Tongue-in-Cheek 21-Card Trick 7-7-7 41
Simon Aronson Mark-A-Place Move Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 245
Benjamin Earl The Cards of Leon in-the-hands version without tableInspired by
  • "Shuffle-Bored" (Simon Aronson)
Gambit (Issue 2) 4
Woody Aragon Bored of Shuffling cards are shuffled face-up face-down by spectator. the number of face up cards and the nature of the face of cards are predicted on a sheet of paper.Inspired by
  • "Shuffle-bored" (Simon Aronson, Shuffle-bored, 1980)
A Book in English 153
Simon Aronson, Alex Elmsley Undo Influence Principle Lessons in Card Mastery 56
Simon Aronson Underspread Force Lessons in Card Mastery 127
Darwin Ortiz Test Your Luck spectator stabs random card next to named cardRelated toVariations Lessons in Card Mastery 255
Simon Aronson Under-Spread-Force Finesse The Brown Shoes Lecture Notes 28
Simon Aronson Under-the-Spread Force Handling Confident Deceptions 17
Paul Vigil High 5.0 five poker hands dealt, four spectators remember one card in their packets, cards redealt, performer reads minds of four spectatorsInspired by
  • "Gimme Five" (Simon Aronson, MAGIC, Aug. 2009, p. 62)
VariationsAlso published here
  • "High 5" (Paul Vigil, MAGIC, Nov. 2011, p. 64)
Classic Fantastic 201
Tomas Blomberg Magic Lesson six-phase routine where a rubber band and a borrowed ring are linked and unlinked several times. When the ring is going to be handed back to its owner, it changes places with the rubber bandInspired byRelated to
  • "Pinnacle" (Russ Niedzwiecki DVD, 2005)
Blomberg Laboratories 25
John Bannon Bluff Oracle Aces I Duplicating Lin Searles' Moracle effect without using the cards preset at the binary positions.Inspired by
  • "Bluff Oracle" (Simon Aronson, High Caliber, 2013)
Related to
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 50
Tomas Blomberg One Improbabilty Open Prediction type of effectInspired by Blomberg Laboratories 74