Written by Harry Lorayne

1977
Work of Harry Lorayne

306 pages (Hardcover), published by W. H. Allen, London
Illustrated with drawings by Richard Kaufman.
Language: English

(137 entries)

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Harry Lorayne Preface
13
Harry Lorayne Foreword
17
Harry Lorayne Terminology
23
Harry Lorayne Tips and Techniques
27
Unknown To Square a Deck
27
Unknown Hand-to-Hand Spread
28
Unknown To Remove and Display Cards out-jogging cards as they are spread between the hands
29
Unknown The Riffle Shuffle mention of top and bottom stock control
30
Unknown Card Flourishes
32
Unknown The Ribbon Spread with turnover flourish variations
32
Charlier The Charlier Cut
36
Harry Lorayne Cutting the Aces one-handed Charlier cuts, Aces crimped
39
Unknown Card Handling and Sleights
40
Unknown The Jog Shuffle
40
Harry Lorayne For a Selected-Card Control jog shuffle application
43
Harry Lorayne For Selected-Card Positioning jog shuffle application
44
Unknown The Slip Shuffle retaining bottom card
46
Harry Lorayne Instead of the Pass overhand shuffle from break as control
Also published here 47
Harry Lorayne Legitimate and False Cuts
52
Unknown The Kick Cut honest and as false cut (bottom half slid underneath top one again)
52
Unknown The Swivel Cut honest and as false cut (cut from hands to table)
53
Jay Ose A 3-Way False Cut
55
Unknown The Hindu Shuffle
56
Unknown The Hindu Shuffle as a Control
59
Harry Lorayne The Double Lift
60
Harry Lorayne First Method double lift, right thumb picks up two cards at inner end
Related to 61
Harry Lorayne Second Method double lift, hit style, turned up end-for-end, then flipped down
64
Harry Lorayne Third Method "delayed break" double lift
66
Harry Lorayne The Palm
68
Harry Lorayne First Method palming for multiple cards
68
Harry Lorayne Second Method palming a single card, similar to Topping the Deck
71
Harry Lorayne Afterthoughts about palming cards
74
Harry Lorayne The Hindu-Shuffle Force
  • First Method (showing bottom card)
  • Second Method (dropping bottom card of top half when spectator says stop)
Related to 76
Unknown The Crisscross Force
79
Unknown The Between 10 and 20 Force
80
Unknown The Revolving Force cut deeper
80
Harry Lorayne The Classic Force
81
Unknown The Glide
83
Harry Lorayne Sleight-of-Hand Effects and Routines story about selectivity
87
Harry Lorayne Cutting the Aces "a practice device for the Jog Shuffle", deck placed on table after jog shuffle and an Ace cut to, repeated
88
Harry Lorayne The Spectator Locates spectator located last Ace with an indicator card and improvisation
90
Harry Lorayne Anyone Can Be a Magician
91
Harry Lorayne Time Misdirection
92
Unknown Insert stabbed indifferent card changes into selection after not locating it
Related to 94
Harry Lorayne Strange Voyage wrong card changes into selection, indifferent is in pocket, opener
96
Harry Lorayne The Acrobatic Deck deck divides at chosen card when thrown, crimp
Also published here 97
Harry Lorayne One-at-a-Time Aces
99
Unknown Addition and Switch simple
100
Harry Lorayne Instant Aces Aces distributed into different positions, instantly back on top
105
Harry Lorayne Ultra Location & Prediction deck cut in thirds, one third turned over and top and bottom cards remembered, all put together and one riffle shuffle done, selections divined and number of reversed cards predicted
107
Harry Lorayne The Color-Changing Deck
Variations 111
Unknown Hindu Shuffle Display
111
Harry Lorayne The Lonely Card packet shown to be all wrong cards, one changes into selection, glide
115
Harry Lorayne Color-Changing Aces
117
Harry Lorayne Two-Card Revelation two halves, two cards pushed into other half, face-up/face-down condition, all righten except the two cards, bit like Rosini's Double Reverse
Related to 118
Unknown Leg Reverse
118
Unknown Double Lift Reverse reverses second card
120
Unknown The Double-Lift Reverse reverses top card, starts with double lift
121
Harry Lorayne, Bert Allerton Triple-Climax Speller two cards spelled to, second card shows up reversed
Related to 122
Unknown The Double Color Change bottom half of deck in-jogged for half the length of the deck, both cards change at the same time
Related to 125
Harry Lorayne The Calculating Deck deck does a simple calculation
Inspired by 127
Harry Lorayne Name a Card deck cut in half, top card on one packet is looked at and tells the top card of the other heap
Related to 129
Harry Lorayne The Ambitious Card
130
Harry Lorayne Practically Self-Working Card Routines
134
Harry Lorayne Mental Message
134
Harry Lorayne This Guy and The Drinker three Jacks deal a few times (three-of-a-kind placed on top and repeatedly dealt for two players), then Aces show up
137
Harry Lorayne Prediction
Variations 141
Harry Lorayne Prediction Expanded with four-of-a-kind revelation
Inspired by 143
Harry Lorayne The 10 and 20 Aces four Aces found
144
Harry Lorayne Matching Thought two halves, two odd-colored cards selected from red and black halves
145
Harry Lorayne It's Impossible! automatic placement, position of card predicted, or other ideas:
  • Spell a Name
  • Lie Detector
  • Think Stop
146
Harry Lorayne King of Card Sharps
149
Harry Lorayne Cast and Instant Spell progressive spelling set-up
151
Harry Lorayne Key Cards about key cards, with seven applications and placements
152
Harry Lorayne You Do as I Do
153
Harry Lorayne The Twenty-sixth-card Key
155
Harry Lorayne Basic Coin Sleights
156
Harry Lorayne The Finger Palm position and simple false transfer
158
Harry Lorayne Complete Vanish (Standard Method)
161
Harry Lorayne Complete Vanish and Reproduction dropping coin in sleeve as pen is taken out of inside pocket
162
Harry Lorayne Persistence-of-Vision Coin Vanish
  • First Method
  • Second Method
  • Third Method (The Pinch Vanish)
163
Harry Lorayne The Paper-Fold Coin Vanish
168
J. B. Bobo Basic Coin Switch
170
Unknown Coin Magic
172
Harry Lorayne Copper and Silver
  • For Two Spectators
  • For One Spectator
172
Harry Lorayne The Jumping Coin coins on fists, apparently one dropped from each hand, really both from one hand
174
Harry Lorayne The Magnificent Seven seven coins counted into spectator's hand, one magically removed
Related to 176
Harry Lorayne Four Coins Across
179
Unknown Han Ping Chien
183
Harry Lorayne The Coins-Through-the-Table Classic
185
Unknown Coin Lapping one from several from fist
186
Unknown Pick-Up Lapping coin apparently picked up
188
Unknown Holding back a Coin
191
Harry Lorayne Magnetic Pull two coins penetrate table together
194
Harry Lorayne The Traveling Salesmen four coins on corners of handkerchief, then penetrate upwards, two cover cards
195
Unknown Steal under Card one-handed, as card is placed on coin
197
Harry Lorayne Coin Through Handkerchief
201
Harry Lorayne Copper or Silver?
203
Harry Lorayne Coin Through Ring
204
Harry Lorayne Number Magic
208
Harry Lorayne The Nine Principle predicting or adding sum of five five-digit numbers
209
Harry Lorayne The Missing Digit spectator circles a digit and calls out the others, circled digit divined
211
Harry Lorayne Ten-Eighty-Nine
214
Harry Lorayne Lightning Addition
215
Harry Lorayne Your Lucky Number after some calculation, all digits of the result are the lucky digit
217
Harry Lorayne The Instant Magic Square
218
Harry Lorayne Mental Effects
223
Harry Lorayne Line o' Type column strip cut, line predicted
Variations 224
Harry Lorayne Which Coin? two items in two hands of spectator, he thinks of one, it is divined, hand held up so blood flows out
226
Harry Lorayne I've Got Your Number two-digit number, odd different digits
227
Harry Lorayne The Larger the Bill spectator reverses one of four bills and eliminates one by one after given instructions and will end up with the reversed one, with optional serial reading
Inspired by 231
Harry Lorayne That's Odd! head/tail divination with handful of coins
234
Harry Lorayne Three Ways to One magician's choice
236
Harry Lorayne Mind Reading Plus
237
Harry Lorayne Miscellaneous Magic with Card on Ceiling story
240
Harry Lorayne The Headless Match torn and restored paper match
241
Harry Lorayne The Traveling Match match travels back to matchbook, all other matches have been burnt
245
Harry Lorayne Pen Through Handkerchief
249
Harry Lorayne The Asbestos-Handkerchief Routine cigarette does not burn handkerchief with coin in it, then cigarette through handkerchief with paper cover
252
Harry Lorayne Not a Knot!
257
Harry Lorayne Silk Through Wrist
259
Harry Lorayne Three Times and Out
260
Harry Lorayne Sgt. Elastec and the Clip Artists paper clips on folded bill, bill pulled and clips linked, with rubber band
263
Harry Lorayne From 1 to 10 ten count with two objects
266
Harry Lorayne French Fries paper straw is pushed through raw potato
268
Harry Lorayne Everything Goes! object tapped with pen, pen vanishes (behind ear), then object vanishes
271
Harry Lorayne Four to Go
274
Unknown Classic Palm brief
274
Harry Lorayne The Mystic Saltshaker
278
Harry Lorayne The Ring-String Thing ring and string under handkerchief
Inspired by 281
Harry Lorayne Ashes to Ashes
285
Harry Lorayne Magic Breath torn and restored napkin, lap switch
289
Harry Lorayne Another Paper Tear
290
Harry Lorayne Ultra Bind two ropes link
Inspired by 294
Harry Lorayne Tongue in Cheek
298
Harry Lorayne And That's Real Magic cotton string, strands twisted so it looks cut
300
Harry Lorayne Last Word
304