2005
Written by Barrie Richardson
Work of Barrie Richardson
366 pages (Hardcover), published by Hermetic Press
Illustrated with drawings by Tony Dunn
Language: English
84 entries
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Creators Title Comments & References Page AA Categories
Michael Weber Introduction
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Barrie Richardson Preface
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Barrie Richardson Chapter I: Winners All chapter intro
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Barrie Richardson The Thought Hatchery four spectators take out four colored balls/eggs without looking, performer knows who has which color
Inspired by
  • "Kurotsuke" (Max Maven, VideoMind 1)
Also published here
  • Genii, June 2000
7
Barrie Richardson Another World "The Mount Kenya Paradox Revisited"
stand-up handling
Inspired by
  • "The Mount Kenya Paradox" (Barrie Richardson, Club 71, 1995)
  • "Outworlder" (Tony Bartolotta, Discoverie #7, 2002)
12
Barrie Richardson Daley's Delight Switch Variation with packets
Inspired by 16
Barrie Richardson Do Continue card only thought of, one deck dealt face up and one face down
Inspired by 19
Unknown Thumb Clip Pass cards taken in right-hand thumb clip and put on top, à la manipulator's steal
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Barrie Richardson Everyone a Winner
25
Barrie Richardson The Modest Memory Routine fifteen cards are selected and memorized together with the audience by explaining a peg system, either for real or with switch
29
Unknown Jinx Packet Switch
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Barrie Richardson Chapter II: Devilish Devices (a toolbox) chapter intro
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Barrie Richardson The Ambiguous Coffee Can two-sided can for two-way out, e.g. for Premonition
Also published here
  • Club 71, Winter 1999
39
Barrie Richardson The Legal Switch-pad deck switched as it slides off a pad
Inspired by
  • Stop Trick with plate by Ken Brooke
Related to
  • "Omar's Deck Switch" (U.F. Grant)
Also published here
  • Vibrations, Jan. 1998
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Barrie Richardson Devious Deck Switch using a card case
Related to
  • "Cold Case" (Gregory Wilson)
VariationsAlso published here
  • Club 71, Aug. 1999
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Barrie Richardson Rounders stripper deck in which the diagonally opposite corners are shortened, for divided deck, either fine or large preparation as discarded casino cards
Related toAlso published here
  • Concepts & Deceptions Lecture Notes, 1999
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Barrie Richardson Lazy Magician's Memorized Deck only for two suits distributed through deck
Also published here
  • Club 71, Christmas 1997
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Barrie Richardson Double-Sided Peek Box slide covers under cellophane on both sides
Also published here
  • Club 71, Autumn 2002
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Barrie Richardson Chapter III: After Dessert chapter intro
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Barrie Richardson Solid Ghost Revisited glorpy, ungaffed handkerchief
Inspired by
  • "The Solid Ghost" (Dik Van Brummer)
Also published here
  • Club 71, Mayday 1999
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Barrie Richardson The Power of Touch divination of information written on a business card
Also published here
  • Club 71, Spring 2000
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Barrie Richardson, Prof. Robert Hellis Hellis Switch with Business Card see also p. 161
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Barrie Richardson After the Dessert Thought Transference divination of information written on a business card, covered with handkerchief in the hands
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Genii, Aug. 1999
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Barrie Richardson Impromptu Psychic Matching business cards torn in quarters to make two sets of five symbols, matching with those
Inspired by
  • Hen Fetsch's "Symbologic"
Also published here
  • Club 71, Christmas 2002
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Barrie Richardson The Janie Test
Related toAlso published here
  • Genii, Dec. 2000
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Barrie Richardson Chapter IV: Money Matters chapter intro
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Barrie Richardson The Human Scale spectator grabs handful of coins from container, performer matches the same type and amount of coins
Inspired by
  • earlier version in Club 71, Winter 2000
Also published here
  • Genii, May 2001
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Barrie Richardson But There's More! "The 'Coins and Currency Divination' Revisited"
spectators take coins and bills while the performer is not looking, performer divines who holds what
Inspired by
  • "Coins and Currency Divination" (Barrie Richardson, Club 71, Summer 1991)
  • "Dollars and (6th) Cents" (Stewart James, Linking Ring, Oct. 1971)
Related toAlso published here
  • Club 71, Millennium 2000
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Barrie Richardson Net Worth handful of coins grabbed, some exchanged, end result predicted
Also published here
  • Club 71, Holiday 2002
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Barrie Richardson Helicopter Coins coins across between two spectators
Also published here
  • Club 71, Feb. 2002
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Terry Lynn False Count into Spectator's Hand
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Barrie Richardson, David Hoy Dr. Faust Does a Miracle description of a performance of David Hoy with possible method reconstruction, reading of letter in serial number for three spectators, then full serial
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Barrie Richardson Chapter V: Mind Excursions chapter intro
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Barrie Richardson The Tossed-out Magazine
Inspired by
  • "Dyna" (magazine test by U.F. Grant)
Also published here
  • Club 71, Spring 1993
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Barrie Richardson Untouched deck in open-topped case hangs on string, faced deck, restricted range of numbers
Inspired by
  • version in Club 71, Winter 1990
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Barrie Richardson Birthday Cards three phases, paper clip gimmick
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Club 71, Summer 2002
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Barrie Richardson Marble Memories marble distribution taken by spectators divined, clear change bag
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Vibrations, May 2004
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Barrie Richardson The Simplex Mind-reading Routine spectators fill out cards where more information is requested as audience knows, handwriting analysis presentation
Inspired by
  • "Psigrafico" (Charles Scott aka Cicardi, Magick #412, 1988)
Also published here
  • Club 71, Easter 1999
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Barrie Richardson Chapter VI: Magic and Metaphor chapter intro
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Barrie Richardson Giant Pairs Repaired cards shown in pairs, they are not mated, then they are, using jumbo cards and story presentation
Inspired byAlso published here
  • marketed 1999
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Barrie Richardson Letting Go! presentation for James's effect, mug tied on a string is dropped, but the string loops around a pencil just before object fall on floor
Inspired by 175
Barrie Richardson The Impossible Knot Routine routine and presentation knot sequence
  • G. W. Hunter's Puzzle Knot
  • The Slow-motion Knot
  • The Bradbury Knot (reel)
Also published here
  • Concepts & Deceptions Lecture Notes, 1999
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Barrie Richardson Seeing With the Chinese Eye presentation for monte swindle in which a printed spread of five cards is used and spectator must put a paper clip at money card from back
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Barrie Richardson The Unchecked Assumption presentation for Ring & Spring
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Barrie Richardson The Astonishing Rice Jar Suspension filled glass jar of rice clings to knife
Also published here
  • Concepts & Deceptions Lecture Notes, 1999
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Barrie Richardson The ABCs of Our Lives presentation for Bob Carver's Professor's Nightmare
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Barrie Richardson Chapter VII: Card Deceptions chapter intro
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Barrie Richardson "My Card" Trick spectator freely choses a card, that card is predicted in pocket with "My Card" written on its blank back
Also published here
  • Club 71, Summer 1994
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Fred Robinson, Barrie Richardson Center Cop card from center into left cop
Related to 212
Barrie Richardson Cop Pocket Removal without inserting whole hand in pocket
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Barrie Richardson Optical Brainwave Illusion named card shown reversed in (almost) ungaffed deck
Related toAlso published here
  • Club 71, May 2001
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Barrie Richardson My Ambitious Combination "Optical Brainwave Illusion" as lead-in for ambitious card routine
Inspired byRelated to 221
Barrie Richardson Bluff Card to Pocket card turns over, then in repeat phase it vanishes and comes from pocket or wallet
Also published here
  • Club 71, Spring 1998
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Barrie Richardson Center Palm
Related toAlso published here
  • palm by Antony Gerard, 1979 Lecture Notes
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Barrie Richardson 1-2-3 Card in Wallet
Also published here 229
Unknown Cloyes Palm off the top
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Barrie Richardson Cloyes Palm Switch card in left hand switched with card in right-hand lateral palm
Also published here 231
Barrie Richardson Out of My Sight, But in My Mind with two spectators, one thought of and one peeked
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Barrie Richardson Malini Peek Variation
Inspired by 238
Barrie Richardson A Mental Maguffin prediction about how many cards are cut, and which card is cut to, hands-off
Also published here
  • Club 71, Spring 2001
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Arthur Carter Crossing-the-Cut Embellishment
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Barrie Richardson Chapter VIII: Paper Chase billet work intro
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Barrie Richardson Business Card Center Tear
Also published here
  • Club 71, Winter 1998
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Barrie Richardson Post-It Note Center Tear
Also published here
  • Club 71, Halloween 1999
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Barrie Richardson Eliminate the Negative center tear presentation
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Barrie Richardson A Question is Answered "(With a Business-card Switch)"
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Genii, Aug. 2002
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Charles Buckner, Barrie Richardson Billet Switch
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Barrie Richardson Contact billet routine with two spectators
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Barrie Richardson The Double Billet glimpsing method for folded billet with information written in special places, audience is not aware of what is asked for on billet
VariationsAlso published here
  • Club 71, July 2003
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Barrie Richardson The Devil's Peek
Also published here
  • Club 71, Christmas 2003
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Barrie Richardson Al Baker Switch Variation
Inspired by 283
Barrie Richardson The Devil's Routine billet routine with two spectators
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Barrie Richardson Chapter IX: Super Mentality chapter intro on mental gymnastics demonstrations
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Barrie Richardson Thoughts on the Memorized Magazine Demonstration
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Barrie Richardson Fifty-two Cards in Succession order of deck called off, deck switch
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Barrie Richardson Synergistic Memory Demonstration first phase is "HIP ESP" (color sequence called off), then a number is named and performer names card at that position (faced deck)
Inspired by 308
Barrie Richardson The Incredible Human Calculator "(An Effect That Has Never Been Performed)"
spectator writes numbers from chips into grid, performer does speed calculation with the resulting grid
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Barrie Richardson Chapter X: Aha! Think of a Card chapter intro
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Barrie Richardson Final Ecstasy two cards at thought-of positions remembered
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Mental Ecstasy" (Barrie Richardson, Club 71, Spring 1992)
  • "Penultimate Mental Ecstasy" (Barrie Richardson, Club 71, Christmas 1994)
Also published here
  • The Magician, Winter 2003
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Barrie Richardson Psychic Poker with two spectators
Also published here
  • Club 71, Autumn 1999
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Barrie Richardson Impromptu Princess
Also published here
  • Club 71, 1988
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Barrie Richardson The Blind Voice-detector spectator cuts shuffled deck in five piles, one secretly bridged
Also published here
  • Genii, Sep. 2003
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Unknown Break Glimpse into break in back
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Barrie Richardson Epilogue: Reflections
  • My First Magic Trick
  • My Father's Influence
  • Chicago Magic Shops
  • Early Performances - Citizen Solider
  • Mental Magic in West Virginia - The 1960s
  • The 1970s in Michigan
  • Fred Robinson
  • The Death of My Psychic Career
  • The Louisiana Years - 1983-2001
  • Theater of the Mind
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Data entered by Denis Behr.