Thanks To George B. Anderson…

Here is an idea belonging to George B. Anderson. If you miss on Dai Vernon’s ‘Psychological Stop Force’, just keep dealing cards and secretly count how many cards you are off by. When the spectator eventually stops you at a card, you turn it face up. You say you will use this card to help…

It’s Not Magic But…

I promised myself just one non-magic blog post whilst I filled in for BlendoMagic. And – here it is… I would say I read two old magic books for every new one I read. And on top of that I read about three non-magic books for ever magic book I read. Don’t worry – I…

Smart People…

…Do Card Tricks! This is my attempt to surprise Cardman who I know is a big fan of Carl Sagan (as any smart person should be). Well – it turns out Carl’s son grew up to be a card guy (as can be seen above). He is also the author of some very interesting books….

Some links…

Okay – time for some housekeeping… Here are some magic blogs that I really like. 1) http://pasteboardpimps.tumblr.com – A long time friend of this blog. The blog covers quality card tricks, life and art in general… Also – for those who missed it – don’t forget to check out his MODUS ON WALTON which is…

Inner Secrets Of Card Magic

This is from IBIDEM – Issue 20 – May, 1960 – Page 103 Lin Searles speaking about DAI VERNON’S INNER SECRETS OF CARD MAGIC by Lewis Ganson: “I have volume one of Uncle Dai’s Just-So Stories, and what the hell do you say when some jackass louses up a legend? I don’t think it is…

Darwin Ortiz Essay

I have being asked to take down the Darwin Ortiz’s essay. I am happy to do so and apologise for not checking with him earlier… Anyway – his essay called ‘NEXT BOOK SYNDROME’ is well worth checking out (as is his book – DESIGNING MIRACLES). I have seen the essay floating around the internet –…

Wanna' See A Trick?

This is a mystical trick that I learnt in Australia – the continent ‘down under’… Go grab a deck of cards – it doesn’t need to be complete. Shuffle the deck and freely divide it into 4 packets. So – just cut the deck into 4 piles. Pick up any packet and shuffle it. Look…