Peter Duffie’s Card Compulsions – Digitized

Five years ago I posted about this excellent book and now it’s been released as a pdf file available via Peter Duffies’ website. Highly recommended reading for anyone interested in card magic; it contains very strong material with clever methodology and entertaining plots. Plus at the moment it’s on offer and a bargain.

Duffie's Card Compulsions

Recently dug out my copy of this brilliant tome by the one and only Peter Duffie – one of magic greatest thinkers with a pack of cards. I always love it when you re-discover something you already own and get the same buzz that you did the first time around – who needs to buy…

Utterly Wild

Peter Duffie’s “Born to be Wild” from Inspirations has been a favourite of mine for while. I too didn’t like the fact that you had to go the deck at the end to show the final card. Well this new release solves this problem! Complete with new opening sequence (I sometimes use a sneaky Charlie…

Nothing to Hide

A new eBook by Doc Docherty – it looks quite good, think I might get this. Here’s one of Peter Duffie’s contributions performed by the man himself –

An Underused Move #3 – The Edward Victor Change

This great change is the invention of British sleight of hand genius Edward Victor (1887 – 1964). He’s somewhat overlooked in the world of card magic, yet the sleights he invented are brilliant. Look through the pages of his “Magic of the Hands” trilogy and you will find a sleight akin to the Convincing Control…

An Underused Move #1 – The Push-off Double Deal

The double deal, I think, is a highly underused move in card magic and yet has lots of potential for great effects. I first read of the idea of dealing doubles in Expert Card Technique where it is described as a double lift of the top and bottom cards. I’ve only ever seen this done…