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Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Jack Merlin The Lace Thru False Shuffle push through variation
Related to 1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 10
Unknown A New Glide side glide, à la Kelly Bottom Placement attributed to Vernon in Enchantment reference, but Braue in Braue Notebooks reference
VariationsAlso published here 1940 Expert Card Technique 123
Louis Zingone The Zingone Bottom Palm two methods (packet and full deck)
Related to 1940 Expert Card Technique 62
Russell T. Barnhart Secret Reverse on Table passive or with a riffle shuffle
Related toVariations 1945 Off the Top 10
Paul LePaul The Erdnase Bottom-Palm (improved)
Related to 1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 55
Edward Marlo Misdirection Palm
Variations 1953 The Cardician 55
Brother John Hamman The Chameleon Colors reds and blacks separated, some red cards change to black and back, then halves transpose
Variations 1958 The Card Magic of Bro. John Hamman S. M. 37
Dai Vernon McDonald's $100 Routine three double facers
Variations 1960 More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 26
Dai Vernon Dai Vernon's "New Theory" Second Deal
Variations 1961 Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 52
Edward Marlo The Moveable Block Shift
Variations 1961 The Multiple Shift 19
Edward Marlo Marlo's Push Switch as tabled card is pushed forward
Variations 1961 Card Switches 30
Howard Schwarzman The Impeccable Prediction
Variations 1961 Professional Card Magic 150
"Senator" Clark Crandall Open Force card placed on top and double lift, apparent mistake
Variations 1968 Expert Card Conjuring 77
Bruce Cervon Half Reverse Cut in the action of cutting deck from hands to table half is turned over
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1969 Epilogue (Issue 6) 42
Edward Marlo The Spectator's Prediction spectator makes prediction
  • Method 10
Related toVariations 1969 Hierophant (Issue 1) 12
Edward Marlo No-turn Triumph two methods
Related toVariations 1970 Hierophant (Issue 3) 145
Derek Dingle Dingle's "Collectors"
Variations 1971 Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 232
Matt Corin The Cannibal Cards routine claimed by Wesley James, see references
Related toVariations 1971 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 15
Derek Dingle Color Triumphant color changing deck climax
Related toVariations 1971 Dingle's Deceptions with Cards and Coins 3
Ken Krenzel Protean Pelf see also p. 521 for Bill Everett comment
Variations Oct. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 12) 459
Roy Walton Below Zero visual small packet elevator
Inspired by
  • Bob Ostin's "Submarine Card"
Variations
1971 Cardboard Charades 44
Mel Stover Winnipeg False Cut one simple cut
Related toVariations 1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 93
Sam Schwartz A.E.-I.O.U.
Variations 1972 Epilogue (Issue 14) 109
Karl Fulves Illusion Aces Aces turn over one by one between two Jokers, change to Kings
Related toVariations 1972 Epilogue (Issue 14) 114
Wesley James L.S.D. Aces
Variations 1972 Epilogue (Issue 16) 147
Edward Marlo Kick-Off Switch tabled card(s) lapped, palmed card(s) switched in
Variations 1972 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 9) 67
Wesley James Coming Up In The World
Related toVariations 1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 165
Wesley James Tabled Bottom Deal
Related to 1973 Epilogue (Issue 18) 167
Fred G. Taylor, Neal Elias The Jiggle Pass
Related toVariations 1973 Epilogue (Issue 18) 168
Edward G. Brown The Twelve Card Thought Transition
Variations 1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 39
Tom Ellis Super Rise Loading Move, see p. 985 for Wesley James reference
Related to Apr. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 6) 721
Wesley James, Noel Coughlin The James-Coughlin List list of words that can be read as words upside down on a calculator, see also p. 786
June 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 8) 748
Unknown The 9-Principle Location placement-control of selection, faro
Related to 1975 Epilogue (Issue 24) 223
Roy Walton Carousel
Inspired byVariations 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 8) 97
Wesley James W.J.'s Ascanio
1976 Epilogue (Issue Special No 4) 282
Wesley James Cannibal Cards with credit information
1976 Epilogue (Issue Special No 4) 283
Wesley James Cannibal Coin cannibal cards phase with a coin
Variations 1976 Epilogue (Issue Special No 4) 285
Patrick Cook, Wesley James Micro - Macro Handling
Related to 1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 5) 63
Roger Smith Maxi-Twist 1-2-3-4 transformation kicker into Ace through Four
VariationsAlso published here 1976 Maxi-Twist 2
Harvey Rosenthal The Pop-Up Move top card break or under small number
Related to 1977 Packet Switches (Part Three) 184
Allan Ackerman Ackerman Variation on the One Handed Center Deal
Variations 1978 Here's My Card 101
Edward Marlo Marlo's Natural Second Deal
Related to 1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 64
Edward Marlo Down-Jog Displacement oil and water context, secret antifaro for very small packet
Related to 1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 130
Bob Hummer Mind Reader's Dream cards dealt according to thought-of card, with Dreambook to transfer number to card
VariationsAlso published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 42
Wesley James Japanese Monte unorthodox handling
Related to Feb. 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 2) 445
Wesley James In a Twinkling Spellbound Change
Related to 1981 CoinMagic 82
Wesley James Twisting With Victor Spellbound change
Related toAlso published here 1981 CoinMagic 89
Derek Dingle Side-Cut Faro Stack stacking method
Variations 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 134
Derek Dingle Illusion Aces Aces reverse between two Tens and change to Kings
  • The Practical Handling
  • The Purist Handling
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 79
Derek Dingle We'll Twist - If You Insist color changing back kicker
Variations 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 54
Derek Dingle The NoLap Switch three applications, see Wesley James reference for credit claim
Related toVariations 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 85
Wesley James Coming Up In The World
1982 Best of Friends 116
Bev Bergeron Coins through Table four coins
Related to 1982 Steve Beam On Coins — Volume II 34
Thomas Alan Waters Hexchange inside pocket
Related to 1983 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychl) 501
Edward Marlo Unconventional Passes
  • First Method (table or in-the-hands)
  • Second Method
Related toVariations 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 262
Peter Samelson New York Transpo signed card is only odd-backed card, transposes with card signed on back, then they merge into one card
Inspired by 1984 Theatrical Close-Up 73
Karl Fulves A Richer Missionary one of two coins vanishes with a card
Inspired by 1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 2) 31
Jon Racherbaumer, Richard Kaufman Plastic Lady I Card is streched sideways
Related to 1985/93 Don England's Gaffed to the Hilt! 43
Larry Jennings Reversal Strip-Out Addition bottom cards reversed and added
Related to Jan. 1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 1) 870
David Neighbors McHenry's Sleeper Aces two double facers
Inspired by 1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 24
Wesley James, José Carroll Coming Up in the World adaption of the move
1988 52 Lovers 70
Edward Marlo Gad-About Aces four Aces shown, named one vanishes and is taken from pocket, repeated, then five Aces shown and one put in pocket, repeat
VariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Dec. 1963
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 32
Jonathan Townsend Variation Elmsley to show faces AND backs
Related toVariations Jan. 1989 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 1) 1590
Wesley James, Tom Ellis Loading Move
1989 The Minotaur (Vol. 1 No. 3) 8
Bruce Cervon The Novrec Turnover packet secretly turned over during all-around square up
  • The All Around Square Up
  • The Novrec Turnover
Related toVariations 1989 The Black & White Trick 47
Ken Krenzel Cul-de-Sac card vanishes and reappears when pushed perpendicular through two cards, visual
Variations 1990 Close-up Impact! 154
Wesley James Stop Fooling Us
1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes i
Wesley James The Keys to Entertainment
  • Interest
  • Receptiveness
  • Provocation
  • Substance
1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes ii
Wesley James Performer's Obligation
1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes vii
Wesley James Addenda for the Second Edition
1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 1
Wesley James Acknowledgement
1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 1
Wesley James WJ Travellers
1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 5
Wesley James WJ Bottom Palm "It is, however, significantly different from all others both in timing and specific mechanics."
Inspired by 1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 5
Wesley James Kannibal Kings & Koins introduction with comments about the plot
1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 9
Wesley James Kannibal Kings
1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 11
Wesley James, Bob Fitch Kannibal Koin phase with a coin
1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 14
Wesley James Coins Thru Table four coins, with all-at-once phase
"My approach to the Coins thru Table takes advantage of the table."
Related to 1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 21
Wesley James WJ Click Lap coins swept off the table, one secretly lapped
1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 26
Wesley James WJ Sweep Lap (Timing Variation) coins swept off the table, one secretly lapped
1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 27
Wesley James WJ Snap Retention Pass Fingertip Retention Pass
1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 28
Wesley James Bill Flite folded bill travels from performer's fist to spectator's fist to another folded bill, sponge ball type effect
1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 30
Wesley James L.S.D. Aces - The Aces Take a Trip introduction with credit information
1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 33
Wesley James L.S.D. Aces
1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 35
Jerry K. Hartman, Wesley James Secret Subtraction Variation
1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 35
Wesley James Forgery fusion of card with odd-backed card
Variations 1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 39
Dai Vernon, Wesley James Side Glide Handling
1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 40
Wesley James Jack Off deck has hole in middle, two selections a threaded on ribbon, one of them penetrates the ribbon
1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 45
Wesley James Wax Tip using cheese skin as wax
1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 45
Wesley James, "Senator" Clark Crandall The Crandall/James Force forcing one of two selections
Inspired by 1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 45
Wesley James Pasteboard Perpensions
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions i
Wesley James Acknowledgements
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions ii
Wesley James Counts
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 1
Wesley James Six New Counts chapter intro
Related to 1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 2
Wesley James Ducked Jordan (4-2) last card to bottom
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 3
Wesley James The Carry Count (4-4) bottom card stays into place, one of four hidden, note on the Veeser concept
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 4
Wesley James The SPEC-3 Count (2-3) one of four hidden
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 6
Wesley James The Ducked SPEC-3 (2-2) one of four hidden
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 7
Wesley James Spec-4 (2-4) one of four hidden
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 8
Wesley James SWAPEC (3-2) one of four hidden
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 9
Wesley James, Edward Marlo Tabled Diminishing Lift Switch cards dealt to table after each display, bottom deal for last card
Inspired by
  • "Diminishing Lift Switch" (Marlo, Ibidem #20, June 1960)
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 11
Wesley James Impeccable Follow-Up spectator's selection matches tabled mate, repeat, then spectator finds card to complete four-of-a-kind
Inspired by 1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 13
Wesley James The Back-Right Bottom Deal "BRBD"
Inspired byRelated to 1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 19
Wesley James Back-Right Bottom Deal Count "BRBDC"
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 19
Wesley James Back-Right Bottom Deal - DLS "BRBD-DLS", Diminishing Lift Switch, bottom deal for last card in all alike sequence
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 20
Wesley James The Virgo Move "much better Gemini substitute"
  • Additional Notes on the Virgo Move
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 20
Wesley James The Sure Theory Second Deal normal or stud take
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 28
Wesley James Assemblies general comments and definition of plots:
  • The Assembly - A Categorical Perspective
  • The Simple/Reset Assembly
  • The Slow Motion/Undone Assembly
  • The Real Gone/Snap Back Assembly
  • The One at a Time/Reverse Assembly
  • The Progressive/Retro Assembly
  • The No Palm/Redone Assembly
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 31
Wesley James T-Ace-T Test
  • The First Ace (appears on its own)
  • The Last Ace (lapping)
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 39
Wesley James Tenkai Palm Steal of bottom card of small packet
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 39
Wesley James Propelled Lapping Variation away from table edge
Inspired by
  • "Propelled Lapping" (Ed Marlo, Carmen D'Amico, New Jinx Vol. IV No. 38, 6/65)
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 41
Wesley James The Elmsley/Olram Vanish
Related to 1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 45
Wesley James Undone Dukes duplicate card
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 44
Wesley James Fake Bilis Switch cards are not exchanged, creating suspicion on purpose
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 44
Wesley James ELEVaceOR
Inspired by
  • "No Lift Elevator" (Ed Marlo, Magic and Spells Quarterly, Vol. 1 No. 2, 1971)
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 50
Wesley James The Fake Reverse Reverse deck apparently turned face up after top card is removed
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 52
Wesley James The Drop Cop Switch packet in left hand turned over with deck in right hand and switched
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 54
Wesley James Concluding Remarks
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 56
John Carney Sanverted red aces come to top multiple times, then Daley's Last
Inspired byVariations 1991 Carneycopia 229
Roger Klause The Bluff Bluff Pass no cover card
Variations 1991 Roger Klause: In Concert 131
Wesley James The Siamese Shuffle the shuffle travels from one packet to another
Related to Sep. 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 9) 2120
Steve Draun A Heavenly Turnover
Variations 1993 Secrets Draun from Underground 19
Juan Tamariz, Michael Close The Tamariz Turnover Handling
Related to 1994 Workers Number 4 46
Gene Maze A Touch of the Mentalist three cards each, with suggestion by Wesley James
Variations 1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 140
Marvin Johnson LSDM Aces
Inspired by 1994 Facsimile (Issue 2) 19
Marvin Johnson LSDR Aces
Inspired by 1994 Facsimile (Issue 2) 20
Darwin Ortiz From the Cellar bottom deal demonstration with sucker element
Related to 1995 Cardshark 175
Wesley James, Tom Ellis Loading Move
1995 Cardshark 16
Wesley James At Your Command using a simple center deal
Related to July 1995 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 7) 2521
Simon Aronson The Aronson Stripout with final three-packet cut on table
  • Push Through Variation
  • Front Lift Variation
Related toVariations 1995 Simply Simon 65
Carmen D'Amico The Fake Pickup one half in both hands, top card of left-hand half flipped face up and back and then apparently picked up under right hand packet
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Oct. 1968
1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 33
Wesley James Action Palm Variant
Inspired byRelated to Feb. 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 2) 2615
Wesley James Coming Up in the World
1996 Card College — Volume 2 338
Wesley James Daley Straightened
Related to Apr. 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 4) 2778
Wesley James Preface on the presentation of magic
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James i
Wesley James Introduction
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James v
Wesley James The WJ Front Bottom Deal about its history
  • The Grip
  • The Take
  • The Top
  • The Bottom
  • Cover Action
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 10
Wesley James The MacJames Poker Deal bottom deal demonstration with sucker element
Related to 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 14
Wesley James The Fulves Material how its publication came to be
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 16
Wesley James The WJ Tabled Bottom Deal
Related to 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 18
Wesley James Sneaky Pete's Anytime Blackjack Saloon story presentation, using Tabled Bottom Deal
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 20
Wesley James WJ's Spectator's Open Prediction spectator makes prediction
Inspired by 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 24
Wesley James Coming Up in the World with credit information
  • The Load Up I (Coming Up in the World)
  • The Load Up II (Interlocked Set-Up)
  • The Load Up III (Large Block)
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 27
Wesley James The Racherbaumer Material on credits and other fights with Jon Racherbaumer
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 32
Wesley James Micro-Macro Handling
  • Making My Micro-Macro & Switch Box Gimmicks
  • Single Micro-Macro Card
  • The Switch Box
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 33
Wesley James Micro-Macro & The Mat Move Plus visual growing on mat, with Hung Card gimmick
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 35
Wesley James The Kaufman Material how its publication came to be
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 39
Wesley James Twisting with Victor spellbound change
Inspired byAlso published here 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 40
Wesley James, Howard Schwarzman The Last Drop
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 42
Wesley James In a Twinkling "The Original Touch Change"
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 44
Wesley James The Magic Touch "It is as difficult a coin move as any I know.", no illustrations
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 47
Wesley James Two-Way Stretch card also stretched sideways
Related to 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 49
Wesley James The Lorayne Material how its publication in Apocalypse came to be
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 55
Wesley James Japanese Monte
Inspired by
  • "The Three Quarter Card" (Masao Atsukawa, "Creative Works in Magic")
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 57
Wesley James, Harry Lorayne Siamese Shuffle "shuffle" travels from one half to other
  • Method I
  • Method II (twenty-six double backers)
  • Method III (thirteen double backers)
  • Method IV - Cold Deck (deck switch presentation)
  • The Lorayne Approach (deck switch presentation)
Related to 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 62
Wesley James SympathOrder half deck face-up and face-down, spectator shuffles, dealt in two piles, they have same face-up/face-down orientation
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 65
Wesley James At You Command "The Middle Deal Control Swindle"
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 72
Allan Ackerman, Bill Kalush, Wesley James The Ackerman Center Deal (Modified) using Ackerman's technique for two-handed deal (idea by Kalush)
Inspired by 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 75
Wesley James Action Palm Variant - Multi-Card Misdirection Palm
Inspired by 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 78
Wesley James Daley Straightened with credit information
Inspired byRelated to 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 80
Wesley James Count-Revertable Aces aces removed from deck, one travels to Himber wallet, repeat, then there are 5 aces and one is put in wallet, repeat, red aces remain, transpose with black aces in wallet
Inspired by 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 83
Wesley James The Patton Material how its publication in Magicana came to be
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 88
Wesley James Big Coin Finish finale for Spellbound routine, three different jumbo coins appear
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 89
Wesley James A.E. S.S. E.M. IOU credit information
  • Method I (Preferred Method)
  • Retention of Vision Method
Inspired by 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 92
Edward Marlo, Wesley James Fake Pick-Up
Related to 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 94
Wesley James The WJ Fake Addition rub a dub-dub vanish as fake addition
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 94
Wesley James Concluding Remarks
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 98
T. Nelson Downs, Arturo de Ascanio, Edward Marlo The Side-steal Transfer
Related to 1998 Card College — Volume 3 759
Wesley James Acknowledgements
1998 Pristine
Wesley James Preface on piece-by-piece restorations
1998 Pristine 1
Wesley James Introduction on restorations
1998 Pristine 4
Wesley James Pristine piece-by-piece restoration of signed card, then folds removed and signature peeled off
  • The Force
  • Acquiring the Duplicate and the Signatures
  • Pre-Creasing
  • The Tear
  • Switching in the Duplicate
  • Restoring the First Piece
  • Restoring the Second Piece
  • Restoring the Third (last) Piece
  • Unloading the Extra Pieces
  • The Pristine-ing
1998 Pristine 10
Wesley James The WJ Riffle Force with break
1998 Pristine 13
Wesley James The Mirror as a Practice Tool essay from 1970
  • The Basics
  • The Problem
  • Solutions
  • The Future
  • Limitations
1998 Pristine 33
Wesley James A Final Comment
1998 Pristine 41
Guy Hollingworth Regarding the shift. One several interesting shifts
Related toVariations 1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 122
Wesley James, Tom Ellis Loading Move
1999 Wednesday Nights 29
Roger Crosthwaite The Upjog Switch upjogged card squared and thumbed off onto table, also for multiple-out tricks
Inspired by 1999 Arcardia 69
Wesley James The Original Twist Pass all-around square-up action, for Geoffrey Latta claim see review reference in Genii
Related to
  • book review by Jamy Ian Swiss in Genii, Genii Vol. 63 No. 4 , April 2000, p. 71
Also published here
  • Onyx #8, July 1999
1999 Arcardia 185
Wesley James On Ethics and Theft longer essay
Also published here
  • Onyx #8, July 1999
1999 Arcardia 185
Wesley James, Tom Ellis Loading Move
2000 Concertos for Pasteboard 190
Wesley James An Ambitious Undertaking thoughts on the plot
  • Iterations
  • Pace
  • Departures
2000 Ambitious Undertaking 3
Wesley James My Ambitious Card Routine wallet finale
2000 Ambitious Undertaking 9
Wesley James Ambitious Opening with Cull claimed by Wesley James
2000 Ambitious Undertaking 9
Wesley James The Mime Shuffle "A Palm Cover Action", claimed by Wesley James, see also p. 10
2000 Ambitious Undertaking 15
Wesley James Coming Up in the World - The Load Up
2000 Ambitious Undertaking 13
Wesley James Peel Change Hofzinser Change with different stroking action
2000 Ambitious Undertaking 14
Wesley James The James Palm Transfer right hand classic to left gambler's palm
2000 Ambitious Undertaking 16
Wesley James, Derek Dingle The Speed Load "A Wallet Load Technique"
2000 Ambitious Undertaking 16
Wesley James Conclusion
2000 Ambitious Undertaking 17
Steve Beam The Peewee Card Trick three endings
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Wesley James' routine in "The Second Deal"
2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 66
Lee Asher Cheek-to-Cheek Asher Style twenty-six double backers
Inspired by 2001 Hand Jobs 18
Aaron Fisher A Usefull Switch switching three of four witch a top card cover half pass of top six cards
Inspired byRelated to 2002 The Paper Engine 66
Wesley James, Tom Ellis Loading Move
2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 130
Wesley James Preface
2004 Enchantments ix
Wesley James Introduction
  • Performance - The Art of Magic
  • Academia - The Craft of Magic
  • Repertoire - The Material of Magic
  • Format - How to Read this Book
  • Knowledge - My Assumption
  • Credit - The Creation of Magic
2004 Enchantments xi
Wesley James Forgery fusion of card with odd-backed card, credit information
  • Method 1
  • Method 2
  • Method 3 (Preferred Method) - "final"
  • Clean-Up Procedures
  • Further Approaches
  • Progeny (selected references for the plot)
Related to 2004 Enchantments 5
Dai Vernon, Wesley James Side Glide Handling
Inspired by 2004 Enchantments 8
Philip T. Goldstein, Dan Tong Goldstein and Tong Tip tip for "Forgery"
Related to 2004 Enchantments 12
Derek Dingle Derek Dingle Approach tip for "Forgery"
Related to 2004 Enchantments 13
Frank Garcia Frank Garcia Touch tip for "Forgery"
Related to 2004 Enchantments 13
Wesley James Trapped Ace Surprise "beta", spectator pushes ace in deck next to other ace, then four-card-catch
2004 Enchantments 19
Wesley James Hit Double Lift Handling
Inspired by 2004 Enchantments 20
Wesley James Fake Reverse Reverse deck apparently turned over but not really
2004 Enchantments 24
Wesley James Catch-Ace-Trap-ee "sewt", transposition effect involving four Queens and two black Aces
Inspired byVariations 2004 Enchantments 23
Wesley James April Fools' Aces "beta", McDonalds type routine with duplicate aces instead of double facers
Inspired by 2004 Enchantments 28
Wesley James Veeser Concept Handling
2004 Enchantments 29
Wesley James Ace-and-Three-Card Vanishes three cards and an ace, ace is shown to have vanished, four methods
Related to 2004 Enchantments 31
Wesley James Edge-Off Displacement Edge-Off Displacement, Edge-Off Count, counting off a number of cards at first counting movement
2004 Enchantments 32
Wesley James James Alignment Move a bit like a small-packet strip-out addition
2004 Enchantments 33
Wesley James Ace-and-Four-Card Vanishes four cards (apparently 3) and an ace, ace is shown to have vanished, three methods
2004 Enchantments 34
Wesley James, James Steranko The Steranko Move Handling bringing a double from dealing position at the fingertips
Related to
  • "The Steranko Move" (Steranko, Genii, Vol. 27 No. 3, Nov. 1962, p. 127)
2004 Enchantments 35
Wesley James Catalytic Progressive Aces "sewt", progressive assembly with a "catalyst" card
2004 Enchantments 38
Wesley James Block Push-Off Scoop Addition as tabled packet is scooped together with scoop card
2004 Enchantments 39
Wesley James Below Zero Minus One "beta", visual small packet elevator, history information
Inspired by 2004 Enchantments 49
Wesley James The Spread Displacement outjogged card in packet displaced, cull
Related to 2004 Enchantments 51
Edward Marlo, Wesley James The Marlo Flexible Count Grip, modified
Inspired by
  • New Tops, Vol. 3 No. 12, Dec. 1963
2004 Enchantments 54
Wesley James The JEHHFOWJ Count "Jordan, Elmsley, Haxton, Houghton, ?, James"
2004 Enchantments 55
Bruce Cervon, Wesley James Semaj-Novrec Masked Packet Reverse for small packet
Inspired by 2004 Enchantments 57
Wesley James Snap Reverse bottom card of small packet
2004 Enchantments 58
Wesley James Turn Me Down Why Don't You "beta", four aces turn over one by one between two black tens, then change to kings
Related to 2004 Enchantments 61
Wesley James The Direction of False Count clarifying the counting direction
2004 Enchantments 62
Wesley James The James Gang "beta"
Inspired by 2004 Enchantments 67
Edward Marlo, Wesley James The Marlo-James Multiple Shift
  • Jog-Through
  • Block Alignment
  • Strip-Out Cuts (Longitudinal Cut, Swivel, Swing)
Inspired by 2004 Enchantments 69
Wesley James Quick Three-Way, May Way "final", with all-backs phase
2004 Enchantments 77
Wesley James Small Packet One-Handed Top Palm "SPOT Palm"
2004 Enchantments 82
Wesley James New Faces of 1234 "beta", Aces change to Ace through Four as kicker
Inspired by 2004 Enchantments 84
Wesley James Spread ATFUS
2004 Enchantments 85
Wesley James Hyper-Warp "final", ending with Hyper Card stapled to other card as souvenir
2004 Enchantments 89
Wesley James The Sigma Principle force in which spectator cuts off pile, counts it and counts down that many cards in rest
2004 Enchantments 101
Wesley James A Sleight Case of Murder "beta", card predicted, names on every card back and selection has spectator's name
  • Alternates for the Pass
  • Alternate Methods
  • Premise Variations
Inspired by
  • "Who Killed Roger Rabbit?" (Dale Dewey)
2004 Enchantments 104
Wesley James Anthropomorphization of Playing Cards
2004 Enchantments 105
Wesley James The Fake-Take Dribble Force deck dribbled on table, copped card added to bottom of right packet
2004 Enchantments 111
Wesley James Vanishing Eleven and Placement "final", eleven cards vanish, only selection remains, Nine-Principle Placements (digits added)
Related to 2004 Enchantments 113
Wesley James Palming... essay and basic palm positions
  • Classic Palm
  • Classic Palm Grip with First Finger (Marlo)
  • Thumb Palm
  • Gambler's Flat Palm
Related to
  • "New Palm Position" (Ed Marlo, New Tops, Vol. 6 No. 1, Jan 1966)
2004 Enchantments 121
Wesley James Named Travelers "final", named four-of-a-kind appears on top, then travelers
2004 Enchantments 125
Wesley James Secretly Disordering the Deck
Inspired by 2004 Enchantments 127
Wesley James WJ Bottom Palm
Related to 2004 Enchantments 129
Wesley James Card from Pocket while Palming three cards palmed, one of them removed from pocket, others remains in palm
2004 Enchantments 131
Wesley James, Patrick Cook Holdout Holdup "sewt", signed kings placed in sleeve openly, kings then travel to deck, stacked for poker game, change to Aces, Kings in wallet, five methods
2004 Enchantments 133
Wesley James From Jacket to Lap packet secretly paper clipped, apparently put in sleeve, then dropped to lap
2004 Enchantments 137
Dr. Jacob Daley, Wesley James The One-Handed Daley Switch packet on table switched as it is picked up and deck set down simultaneously with one hand
Related to
  • Dr. Daley (Hugard's Magic Monthly, Vol. 5 No. 12, p. 422)
  • Ian Baxter (Ten on Deck, 1970, p. 6)
2004 Enchantments 141
Wesley James Chameleon Colors Revisited "alpha", reds and blacks separated, some red cards change to black and back, then halves transpose
Inspired by 2004 Enchantments 144
Wesley James, Dave Ossip De-Flourished Ossip Slip Cut in the hands
2004 Enchantments 145
Wesley James Naturalness - The Double Lift and - more
2004 Enchantments 153
Wesley James The Double Lift general comments and approaches
2004 Enchantments 155
Wesley James WJ Two-Step Double Lift push-off and stud turnover
2004 Enchantments 158
Wesley James WJ Two-Step Double Lift Hit Variation
2004 Enchantments 161
Wesley James, Stuart Gordon A Stuart Gordon Turnover Variation credit information
2004 Enchantments 164
Wesley James, Juan Tamariz The Unload Subtlety credit information
Related to 2004 Enchantments 167
Wesley James My Ambitious Card Routine "final", wallet finale
2004 Enchantments 170
Wesley James One-handed Pen Re-Cap
2004 Enchantments 175
Wesley James Coming Up in the World a.k.a. The Load-Up Move, credit information
2004 Enchantments 177
Wesley James The WJ Side Steal
Related to 2004 Enchantments 181
Wesley James Tip for Body Rotation Sleights on sleights that can use body rotation as cover
2004 Enchantments 184
Wesley James, Bill Simon Covered Side Steal
2004 Enchantments 185
Wesley James Peel Change Hofzinser Change with different stroking action
2004 Enchantments 186
Wesley James The Simulated Shuffle - A Palm Cover claimed by Wesley James
2004 Enchantments 188
Wesley James The James Palm Transfer right hand classic to left gambler's palm
2004 Enchantments 188
Wesley James, Derek Dingle The Speed Load - A Wallet Loading Technique
2004 Enchantments 188
Wesley James Deals
2004 Enchantments 193
Wesley James Bottom Dealing - A Developmental Perspective
  • Appearance Factors:
  • Grip (Full Grip, Mechanic's Grip, S.F. Grip, Erdnase Grip, Straddle Grip, Master Grip, Modified Erdnase Grip, Pseudo Grip, No Grip)
  • Take (Standard Take, Stud Take, No Take)
  • Technique Factors:
  • Covert:
  • Method (Buckle, Push-Pull, Pre-Loosen, Strike or Rip)
  • Overt: Action, Cover

All with references
2004 Enchantments 195
Wesley James Half Pass Strip-Out Addition with reverse of the cards that are added
Related to 2004 Enchantments 211
Wesley James Feed Biddle Count break in both hands, cards interlaced
2004 Enchantments 212
Wesley James Follow That Card II "alpha"
Phase I: Ace through Four of Clubs & Spades are sympathetic, with additional red cards in play
Phase II: repeat variation
Phase III: follow the leader with the two four-card packets
Phase IV: four spades put in different pockets, clubs vanish and reappear with spades as pairs in pocket
Inspired by
  • "Follow That Card" (Bro. John Hamman, marketed item)
2004 Enchantments 208
Edward Marlo, Wesley James Propelled Lapping Switch
2004 Enchantments 216
Wesley James Small Packet Double Deal
2004 Enchantments 217
Wesley James P.K.A. Cheating "beta", "Professionally Known As Cheating", center deal demonstration
2004 Enchantments 219
Wesley James Fair Risk "final", "Spectator's Open Prediction", spectator makes prediction
Inspired by 2004 Enchantments 223
Wesley James Back Right Bottom Deal Handling brief, "take and turn"
Related to 2004 Enchantments 225
Wesley James One-Handed Reverse all the cards except top card
2004 Enchantments 226
Wesley James Second Dealing - A Developmental Perspective
  • Appearance Factors: Grip, Take
  • Technique Factors:
  • Covert:
  • Method (Push-Off, Two Card Push-Off, One-Card Push-Off, No Push-Off or Dead Thumb, Strike, Take, Side Strike)
  • Overt: Action, Cover

All with references
2004 Enchantments 228
Wesley James The Moon is Made of Blue Cheese "alpha", face-up/face-down packet, selection vanishes, reappears face up and odd-backed
Inspired by
  • "Where has it gone?" (Hideo Kato, Genii Vol. 34 No. 1, Sept. 1970)
2004 Enchantments 237
Wesley James, Alex Elmsley Concealing Odd Back with Second Deal credit information
2004 Enchantments 238
Wesley James Sympathetic Blacks "beta", credit information on the plot
2004 Enchantments 240
Wesley James Historical Note on the Jordan-Finley Shuffle Principle, chain principle
2004 Enchantments 241
Wesley James Etude for Dealers credit information on the plot, four aces kicker
2004 Enchantments 249
Wesley James The Option Second Deal including "The Countervailing Motion Principle"
2004 Enchantments 254
Wesley James Miscellaneous False Deals - A Development Snapshot discussion of various false deals
2004 Enchantments 259
Wesley James Center Deal discussion and sources
2004 Enchantments 261
Wesley James A Hand Too Few "beta", two mates held in right hand, deck in left hand and spectator peeks at a card, immediately a card appears between sandwich cards in other hand, it is the selection
2004 Enchantments 263
Wesley James Center Glimpse step
2004 Enchantments 265
Wesley James Middle Deal Considerations one-handed
2004 Enchantments 266
Wesley James Double Deal discussion and sources
2004 Enchantments 269
Wesley James Third, Fourth and Fifth Deal discussion and sources
2004 Enchantments 270
Wesley James Theory Thirds
  • Fourth, Fifth, etc.
Inspired by 2004 Enchantments 271
Wesley James The Undifferentiated Middle
  • Adding Differentiation
2004 Enchantments 274
Wesley James Greek Bottom Deal discussion and sources
2004 Enchantments 277
Wesley James No Deal and Swap Deal discussion and sources
2004 Enchantments 278
Wesley James Theoretical False Deals
2004 Enchantments 281
Wesley James False Riffle Shuffles essay and introduction
2004 Enchantments 285
Wesley James The Zarrow Shuffle
  • The Problems
  • WJ on the Zarrow
  • Recap
2004 Enchantments 288
Wesley James The Tabled Winnipeg Cut
Inspired by 2004 Enchantments 294
Wesley James I'll Put Money on It coin appears in deck next to selection, rest straightened out
  • Method 1 (Basic)
  • Method 2 (Tabled Reverse)
  • Method 3 (No Turn)
  • Method 4 (Coup de Grace)
Inspired by 2004 Enchantments 297
Wesley James Tabled Reverse Handling tabled riffle shuffle, with hidden coin in deck
Related to 2004 Enchantments 302
Wesley James Color Triumphant
Inspired by 2004 Enchantments 309
Bruce Cervon, Wesley James Half Reverse Cut Variation as deck is cut onto table
Inspired by 2004 Enchantments 312
Jack Merlin, Wesley James The Merlin Push-Through thorough
Related to 2004 Enchantments 315
Wesley James An Alternate Strip-Out Procedure three-packet cut
Related to 2004 Enchantments 319
Wesley James, Al Cooper The Strike Push-Through
2004 Enchantments 322
Wesley James The Crand-bler's Prediction "beta", signed card to matchbox
2004 Enchantments 327
Wesley James, "Senator" Clark Crandall The Crandall/James Force see also p. 328
Inspired by 2004 Enchantments 92
Wesley James Matchbox Switch
2004 Enchantments 330
Wesley James The Pass essay on the sleight
2004 Enchantments 335
Wesley James The Basic Position
2004 Enchantments 337
Wesley James The Edge Pass
2004 Enchantments 340
Wesley James The Squeeze Pass
2004 Enchantments 343
Wesley James The Pivot Side-Jiggle Pass "This may be the fastest pass ever devised."
Inspired by 2004 Enchantments 345
Wesley James The Diagonal Pass deck taken out of hand and on second thought placed back
2004 Enchantments 347
Wesley James The Automatic Pass
2004 Enchantments 349
Wesley James The Anomalous Pass
Inspired byRelated to 2004 Enchantments 351
Wesley James Low Lateral Palm The Position