Written by Woody Aragón

2011
Work of Woody Aragón

376 pages (Hardcover), published by Selfpublished
Illustrated with photographs.
Language: English

(50 entries)

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Creators Title Comments & References Page AA Categories
Juan Tamariz Nobody's Fool!
17
Woody Aragón Introduction to this work
21
Woody Aragón Before You Read Any Further...How To Find Your Other Half! spectator progressively discards small pack of torn cards, left with matching halves. also known as 'Love Ritual'.
25
Woody Aragón Separagon open tabled red/black separation
35
Woody Aragón Cheeky Oil And Water sucker oil and water: small packet doesn't separate but whole deck does
55
Woody Aragón Separagon Triumph spectator sees face-up face-down cards in ribbon spread
57
Woody Aragón The Wiper Move false shuffle for face-up/face-down deck from hands to table, actually Steve Beam's "The Joystick"
Related to 61
Woody Aragón Convex Control control four aces to the bottom by pushing four piles of cards together on table.
Inspired by 65
Woody Aragón Convex Control with Lapping lap four aces after Convex Control
70
Gabi Pareras Deck Switch direct deck switch while performer demonstrates how to shuffle cards
73
Unknown Breather Crimp includes technique for setting up breather crimp openly in performance
77
Woody Aragón The Broken Corner torn card reappears in wallet, matching torn corner. no duplicates
81
Woody Aragón Anti-Faro spectator cuts and performer deals
87
Woody Aragón The Swindle Shuffle full deck false shuffle
Inspired by 91
Woody Aragón Coincidences with Incidences two selections from face-up face-down deck are mates, then two piles made and shuffled by audience have matching mates
97
Woody Aragón The Cheerleader thought of card from a pile of cards is spelled to
107
Woody Aragón Routined Spelling multiple phase spelling trick:
  • a freely chosen color
  • a freely chosen suit
  • a freely chosen card by spelling its name
  • a freely chosen card by progressively revealing the suit and the value from spelling
113
Woody Aragón Never Tell Them What's Going To Happen
125
Woody Aragón Maverick demonstration of estimating and cutting specific number of cards.
Related to 131
Woody Aragón The Human Scale weighing the cards
139
Woody Aragón Si Fry performer ascertains a packet of cards chosen by spectator
Also published here 149
Woody Aragón 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)
153
Woody Aragón Gilbreath Detective two card selection, spectator shuffles pack
161
Woody Aragón Psychic Poker spectator shuffles and deals four hands. magician guesses winning player and predicts winning hand.
Inspired by 167
Woody Aragón Grandpa's Poker spectators shuffle, perofmer names hands before revealed, and performer gets straight flush
175
Woody Aragón Erdnase spectator shuffles, five hands dealt. "Erdnase" gets four aces and a Joker
181
Woody Aragón Blessed Poker
Inspired by
  • "Eighteen Card Poker"(Nick Trost, The Card Magic of Nick Trost, 1997)
  • "Ten Card Deal" (Juan Tamariz, Magic Card Set)
Related toAlso published here
189
Woody Aragón Do Not Get Confused... four blank card kicker
207
Woody Aragón The Transparent Travelling Spots pips on selected card move to transparent card
213
Woody Aragón Examinable Cannibals
219
Woody Aragón Appendix: Impromptu Version
228
Woody Aragón Winner's Intuition spectator chooses ten cards from a deck, places five cards each into two boxes, and magician determines which box has winning hand multiple times
Related to 231
Woody Aragón Clockwork Woody magician predicts thought of hour and selected card. as a climax, all other cards are blank
235
Woody Aragón The Psychic Deck spectator-shuffled deck answers questions about thought of person
Inspired by
  • "Color Sense" (Norman Gilbreath)
Related to
  • "Answering Computer" (Juan Tamariz, Mnemonica, 2004)
241
Woody Aragón Faro Shuffles and Factorial Dealing describes the relationship between the number of Faro shuffles needed when dealing cards into N number of piles
Related to 253
Woody Aragón On the Gilbreath Principle generalizes Gilbreath principle with non-repeated groups of cards
259
Woody Aragón The Permanent Deck Principle describes stacks that retain order after Faro shuffles
Inspired by 267
Woody Aragón ESP Memorized Deck an ESP stack that retains order after Faro shuffles
273
Woody Aragón The Slot Machine spectators make three piles with a deck with slot machine symbols on them. all three piles match
277
Woody Aragón Postcards audience shuffles postcards and chooses a postcard that matches prediction. the prediction also predicts order of the remaining postcards
281
Woody Aragón The Court Cards story deck trick with court cards
293
Woody Aragón Gilbert's Error Code chosen card is found in an "error code" created by the spectator
297
Woody Aragón Wait! There's still more... a) Forcing a number
b) Letters, words
c) Treasure hunt
d) Red and Black
301
Woody Aragón, Ricardo Rodriguez An Interview
307
Woody Aragón Theoretical Relativism
319
Woody Aragón Regarding Mathemagic 1. The role of mathematics in card magic
2. The "sleight of math" concept
3. Facing mathemagic
4. So...is it really worth it?
5. How to present data and processes
323
Woody Aragón Construction and Composition: The Structure of Magic
339
Woody Aragón My Masters discussion of influences
361
Woody Aragón Appendix: Woody's Change Box deck switch apparatus
367
Woody Aragón Final Thanks
371