276 entries in Cards / Principles / Theory & Essays
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Professor Hoffmann Concealing the Cause
Modern Magic 69
Professor Hoffmann Card Tricks without Apparatus, and chiefly dependent upon Sleight of Hand
  • Advice to the Neophyte
  • The Conjurer's "Patter"
Tricks with Cards 99
Professor Hoffmann Card tricks with Apparatus, or requiring Special Cards introduction
Tricks with Cards 136
Unknown Erklärungen zu den vorstehenden Kunststücken explanations to all fifteen tricks
Der Kartenkünstler 108
Carl Willmann Die Kartenschule "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
introduction to Willmann's plan to write a card college in the magazine and comments on card magic
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 7) 98
Carl Willmann Die Kartenschule "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
more comments on writing a card college
  • Zur Einleitung
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 8) 113
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Kartenschule introduction to start of a card college series
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 1) 2
August Roterberg On Display of Skill
New Era Card Tricks 31
S. W. Erdnase Confederacy
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 19
S. W. Erdnase Primary Accomplishments false shuffling and cutting
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 21
S. W. Erdnase Uniformity of Action
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 22
S. W. Erdnase Display of Ability
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 23
S. W. Erdnase Greatest Single Accomplishment bottom dealing
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 23
S. W. Erdnase The Player without an Ally
Related to The Expert at the Card Table 109
S. W. Erdnase Card Tricks
The Expert at the Card Table 171
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, storing rubber articles, on red backs vs. blue backs (reds are better according to Carl Willmann), Diva Dicka
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 2) 32
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Die drei Kräfte "Vorträge von J. N. Hofzinser"
patter for longer card sequence
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 4) 51
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Top Three Card Sleights pass, palm, top change
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 5) 69
T. Nelson Downs Flourishes and Fancy Sleights with Cards comments and what cards to use
  • The Cards
The Art of Magic 17
John Northern Hilliard Card Tricks involving Sleight of Hand
The Art of Magic 52
Ottokar Fischer Anleitung zur Vorführung guidelines for the performance, what cards are used, gaffs
Kartenkünste 1
Charles T. Jordan On Routining performing tricks in which the previous trick sets up the next
The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 13
Victor Farelli Five Points Some tips on card magic and how to study the book
"Lend Me Your Pack" 10
Victor Farelli Almost in Confidence How should cards be handled while seated at the card table
"Lend Me Your Pack" 32
Unknown The Perpetual Almanac or Gentleman Soldier's Prayer Book story
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 374
Unknown The Master of the Playing Cards brief history & information about playing cards
Related to Greater Magic 1
John Northern Hilliard Cards. The Best Kind to Use
Greater Magic 164
John Northern Hilliard A Few Words Anent the Joker uses of joker in pack
Greater Magic 241
John Northern Hilliard Card Tricks with Apparatus and in Combination with Other Objects some observations
Greater Magic 499
Charles Hopkins 1 - Card correctly identified, but slips out of control. Use of peeks, cut / pass to re-establish control.
"Outs" Precautions and Challenges 19
Charles Hopkins 2 - Identification correct, but placement for climax is wrong. For counting / spelling tricks (double/triple lifts, pilot card technique)
Related to "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 19
Charles Hopkins 3 - Incorrect identification of selection card.
"Outs" Precautions and Challenges 20
Charles Hopkins 4 - Card lost before identification.
"Outs" Precautions and Challenges 21
Charles Hopkins 5 - The selector forgets what his card was.
"Outs" Precautions and Challenges 21
Charles Hopkins 6 - When they refuse to tell. How to deal with "You are doing the trick... you tell me!"
"Outs" Precautions and Challenges 23
Charles Hopkins 7 - For the extreme "hold out". Extreme cases where audience will not name their selected card
"Outs" Precautions and Challenges 23
Charles Hopkins 12 - To meet an absolute refusal to tell. Using the 220 Count method
Related to "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 26
Unknown 16 - The "Crimp" as a Locator. Uses for corner crimp
"Outs" Precautions and Challenges 31
Charles Hopkins 22 - Out-in-the-open changes. Using top/bottom changes, or double lifts
"Outs" Precautions and Challenges 38
Charles Hopkins 24 - Using "locators" for "outs". Use of short cards, scraped/nicked edges
"Outs" Precautions and Challenges 39
Charles Hopkins Methods For Counting And Spelling Effects How to deal with errors in counting/spelling tricks
"Outs" Precautions and Challenges 39
Unknown 26 - New start from wrong turn-up. An out if the card turned up at the end of count/spell is wrong
"Outs" Precautions and Challenges 41
Charles Hopkins 27 - The "220 Count" as an "out". Mentions the 220 Count
Related to "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 42
Charles Hopkins 28 - In performer's pocket.
"Outs" Precautions and Challenges 43
Charles Hopkins 29 - Pocket index. Mentions pocket index gimmick in Jinx magazine, No. 82, p. 528, Pocket Prophecies.
Related to "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 43
Charles Hopkins 30 - Card in wallet.
"Outs" Precautions and Challenges 44
Charles Hopkins 33 - When force is missed.
"Outs" Precautions and Challenges 46
Charles Hopkins 34 - Confusion as to suit and values.
"Outs" Precautions and Challenges 47
Charles Hopkins 35 - Spectator's mind a complete blank.
"Outs" Precautions and Challenges 48
Charles Hopkins 36 - Controlled returns.
"Outs" Precautions and Challenges 53
Charles Hopkins 37 - Use of "Locators". Short cards, nicked edges, scraped edges, crimps
"Outs" Precautions and Challenges 54
Charles Hopkins 44 - Pre-Arrangements.
"Outs" Precautions and Challenges 61
Charles Hopkins 45 - Look for informal "readers". Check for telltale nicks/dirt/scrapes on cards
"Outs" Precautions and Challenges 63
Charles Hopkins 48 - Secret reflectors.
"Outs" Precautions and Challenges 66
Charles Hopkins 49 - Wide and narrow decks.
"Outs" Precautions and Challenges 67
Charles Hopkins 50 - The indexed pocket deck again. Mentions 1939 Summer issue of The Jinx
"Outs" Precautions and Challenges 67
Charles Hopkins Special Decks On Taps
"Outs" Precautions and Challenges 73
Jean Hugard Card Magic general comments
Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 4) 68
R. M. Jamison The Fair Sex and the Magician card tricks for women
Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 2) 134
Jean Hugard Card Magic article intro
Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 4) 150
Jean Hugard Card Magic article intro
Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 6) 167
Paul Curry Thar She Blows! presentation idea for revealing a card
Also published here The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 129) 520
Arthur H. Buckley Foreword to the Chapter Three - Card Magic
Principles and Deceptions 139
Sam Leo Horowitz A Matter of Miracles "complete your effect with no moves, then you have a miracle"
Controlled Miracles 4
Bill Simon Handling
Effective Card Magic 20
Bill Simon Unprepared Cards
Effective Card Magic 20
Bill Simon Poker Cards vs. Bridge Cards
Effective Card Magic 24
Bill Simon Shuffles and Cuts
Effective Card Magic 175
Edward Marlo Vanishing Ace Theory
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 338) 166
James Steranko Chapter Seven - Cues on Cards "a few little touches that will aid in gaining a finer card technique"
  • Cue on Cards (what cards to use?)
  • On Routines
  • On Confidence
  • On Skill
  • Capsule Cues
Steranko on Cards 47
Charlie Miller Card Tricks comment
The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 66
Charlie Miller Intrigue Tricks
Charlie Miller Lecture Notes 21
David Bendix, Jon Racherbaumer The Satiricon
  • Cardmanship
  • Footnote to Ferris
  • Mirabile Dictu (joke description)
  • Excerpt from a Dialogue Overheard at a Convention (Racherbaumer)
Hierophant (Issue 1) 31
David Bendix, Jon Racherbaumer The Satiricon
  • Lester Overton: Tragic Hero (Bendix)
  • Excerpt from the Adventures of Harry Inane (Racherbaumer)
Hierophant (Issue 2) 79
Jon Racherbaumer Estimations
  • Albert Goshman: Boob on the Tube?
  • Last Word on the Fields' Book
  • 13 Ways of Looking at Criticism
  • An Open Letter to Nick Trost
  • Vernon, Gibson, and Sharpe
Hierophant (Issue 2) 84
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Card Problems translated by Bob Woodward
1. Choice Of Color
2. Changing Ace
3. Card To Pocket
4. The Secret King Of Spades
5. The Five Changing Cards
for corrected translation see reference
Variations Epilogue (Issue 9) 72
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Card Problems translation by Bob Woodward, corrected by Reinhard Müller
1. Choice Of Color
2. Changing Aces
3. Card To Cigar-Case
4. The Secret King Of Spades
5. The Five Changing Cards
6. Carte Blanche (The Blank Card)
7. The Magic Ring
8. Strange Coincidence
9. Card and Bank-Note
10. Card And Handkerchief
Related to Epilogue (Issue 10) 78
David Bendix, Jerry Printz The Satiricon
  • La Fleury, Pagan Cardicienne
  • Dove Droppings from all Over
  • Ask the Millwright
Hierophant (Issue 3) 127
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Card Problems 11. Card And Watch
12. The Magic Separation
13. The Flower Puzzle
14. The Toss Of The Cards
15. Rubezahl
16. The Visiting Card
17. The Game Of The Lansquenets
18. The Mysterious Card
Related to Epilogue (Issue 11) 86
David Bendix, Jon Racherbaumer The Satiricon
  • Further Cardmanship - part two
  • Publisher's Postscript: A Riposte Rather than a Rip-off
Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 260
Philip T. Goldstein "Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks ...and Some for Those Who Do!" on (un)importance of method vs effect, sleight-of-hand vs gimmick, four basic elements of method:
1. Natural Law Disguised
2. Secret Activity
3. Secretly Prepared Materials
4. Psychology
Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 1
Philip T. Goldstein On Pick-a-Card Tricks
Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 2
Faucett Ross Some Great Card Classics Faucett describes his favorite card classics
Magic With Faucett Ross 194
Peter Kane Memory Jogger associating every playing card with a trick to remember one's repertoire
Variations New and Novel Knowledge 2
Jerry Andrus General Comments Magic, Misdirection and Complexicology
Duplicate What You Pretend
Secret Maneuvers
Does It Look Suspicious
Card Control
Sleightly Chronological
Personal Predjudices
How To Use This Book
Illustrations and Angles
Misc. Remarks
Extra Curricular Comments
Andrus Card Control 13
Al Mann A Tractate on Fabulous Card Effects for the Mentalist
  • The Pros and Cons
  • Do's and Don'ts
The Third Ecstasy 1
David Berglas Card Magic general remarks on cards and magic
The David Berglas File No. 1 33
Karl Fulves Fail/Safing The Experts how to practice something for fooling experts with it, example sleeving
Impromptu Holdouts 16
Harry Lorayne Sleight-of-Hand Effects and Routines story about selectivity
The Magic Book 87
Karl Fulves 4 - Card Magic
The Magic Book 61
Karl Fulves Concluding Observations on card tricks
The Magic Book 79
Karl Fulves A word about small packet tricks
Transpo Trix 43
Karl Fulves How To Invent Card Stuff Trick Brain type lists
Interlocutor (Issue 22) 86
Roger Smith A Simple Routine suggested routine of previous tricks with Ace through Five of a suit with simple switch in pocket
The Ultimate Card Book No. 4 10
Karl Fulves The Gambler's Third Lesson introduction, On presenting Gambling Material
Gambler's Third Lesson 1
Richard Kaufman Introduction chapter intro to Stand-up Card Magic
CardMagic 142
Karl Fulves Mind Reading with Cards chapter intro
Self-Working Mental Magic 16
Karl Fulves Miracles with Cards chapter intro
Self-Working Mental Magic 90
Simon Aronson Memorizing the Aronson Stack Tips and mnemonic system for the Aronson stack
A Stack To Remember 16
Steve Beam, Don Morris Basic Sleights outs for screwed up sleights
  • Double Lift
  • False Shuffle
  • Forcing
  • Palming
Inside Outs 7
Father Cyprian The Poetry of Magic
  • Interest
  • Clarity
  • Involvement of the Spectator
The Elegant Card Magic of Father Cyprian 78
Andrew Galloway Misdirection as Applied to Card Magic
Diverting Card Magic 7
Richard Kaufman In Addition on pass and gaffs
Cardworks 164
Karl Fulves Establishing Shots enhancing the initial conditions
Milennium Aces 16
Karl Fulves Pass Partout system of notation
Milennium Aces 50
Gary Ouellet The Switch Syndrome
Threshold 25
Daryl Martinez In Praise of the Lowly Flourish essay
For Your Entertainment Pleasure 5
Bobby Bernard Just a Thought on the "Charlie Chaplin Shuffle" How Bobby uses a false shuffle done by Charlie Chaplin in The Gold Rush, same thinking as Ron "Ravelli" Wohl
Related to The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 84
Jon Racherbaumer Technical Touches
Card Finesse 64
Ross Bertram Little Things Mark the Professional
Bertram on Sleight of Hand 249
Ross Bertram It Pays Off
Bertram on Sleight of Hand 251
Stephen Minch Bibliography of Other Blindfold Card Acts
Eyeless in Gaza 27
Frederick Braue Effective Card Routine list of effects for stand-up without requiring selection
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 21
Charlie Miller Audience Tricks Nominated by Charles Miller see following tricks, also tricks nominated by Senor Maldo
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 28
Roberto Giobbi Deck External and Deck Internal Effects differentiation
CardPerfect 74
Jamy Ian Swiss Price Tags leaving price tag on card case
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 2) 18
Darwin Ortiz Introductory Comments chapter intro for "Card Table Artifice"
Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 17
Darwin Ortiz Introductory Comments chapter intro for "Legerdemain"
Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 80
Jon Racherbaumer In Spades "A Clean, Well-Lighted Close-up Pad", fiction
The Olram File (Issue 1) 11
Gary Ouellet Close Up Hint lotion for better grip
Close Up Illusions 56
Gary Ouellet, Walter E. Cummings Close Up Hint On the Preparation of Playing Cards, using soap
Variations Close Up Illusions 138
Jon Racherbaumer In Spades - Perhaps it was a dream? fiction
The Olram File (Issue 6) 16
Jon Racherbaumer No Access rants
The Olram File (Issue 8) 9
Jon Racherbaumer Cosmic Cardman's Handback poetry
The Olram File (Issue 8) 16
Jack Carpenter, Stephen Hobbs Thoughts on Card Cheating An Essay with Examples
Modus Operandi 141
Jon Racherbaumer In Spades rants
The Olram File (Issue 11) 6
Stephen Hobbs A Note on Credits and Sleights
Modus Operandi v
Frederick Braue On Practicing Sleights
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 14
Gary Kurtz Third Example: The order in which you have three cards chosen and revealed
Leading with your Head 6
Edward Marlo Retro-Look session notes by Marlo
The Olram File (Issue 15) 7
Edward Marlo, John Scarne Scarne Review Marlo's comments on John Scarne's appearance on the "Jack Paar Show" (July 1961)
The Olram File (Issue 15) 12
Jon Racherbaumer In Spades comments about sessioning
The Olram File (Issue 16) 16
Al Smith A Musing "Some thoughts on cards", on card magic & practicing
New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 4) 2
John Northern Hilliard First Draft: The Master of the Playing Cards
Related to More Greater Magic 1116
Karl Fulves Rome and Juliet Theme making drawing over two cards, presentation idea
Crooked Tales 46
Gary Ouellet Fine Tuning using a camera to practice
The Pass 90
Roger Crosthwaite Completing the Circle commentary on the upcoming seven-phase card act
  • Phase One: Beginning the Act (Set-Up, Building Rapport)
  • Phase Two: Reading the Mind
  • Phase Three: Finding the Foursome
  • Phase Four: Caressing the Cards
  • Phase Five: Dealing with Desire
  • Phase Six: Making the Magic
  • Phase Seven: Ending with Style
Related to Roger's Thesaurus 1
Roberto Giobbi The Art of Performing Magic with Cards
  • A Personal Note
  • How to Get the Most from this Book
  • The Best Way to Learn from this Book
  • A Comment on the Illustrations
  • On the Terminology
  • Thinking Beyond What is Immediately Required
  • Art and Expression in the Handling of Cards
  • How Much Theory is Necessary?
  • The Path of the Master
Card College — Volume 1 1
Roberto Giobbi A Brief History of Playing Cards
Card College — Volume 1 5
Roberto Giobbi Instruments and Tools The Hands
  • Hand Care
The Playing Cards
  • Card Decks
  • Card Size
  • The Finish
  • Face and Back Designs
  • The Card Case
  • Treating the Cards
  • General Remarks
The Close-up Pad
  • Pad Size
  • Material
  • Color
Card College — Volume 1 8
Chad Long Quick Thoughts... restaurant work, tips, unintentional glimpse
The Lost Cheesy Notebooks — Volume Two 20
Karl Fulves Practice Is Perfect on practicing
Setting Up Exercises 2
Karl Fulves What This Is Not pseudo/fake vs. real methods, brief explanation of stacking with transfer cuts
Setting Up Exercises 2
Karl Fulves Prelude music analogy
Setting Up Exercises 107
Karl Fulves Tricks with Cards chapter intro
Easy Magic 1
Unknown The Study of Card Conjuring Choosing Material, Studying, Training Techniques
Card College — Volume 2 476
Tommy Wonder Counting Cards, Unnatural Rhythms and Other Problems
  • When Counting is Better
  • Not Always the Best Solution
The Books of Wonder — Volume 1 97
Michael Close On Sleights
  • It Starts with a Letter
  • The Big Question
Workers Number 5 59
Tom Stone Pipedream NO. 2: Backstage with a Cardician presentation idea
The Warpsmith Returns 38
Karl Fulves Scarne's Secret intro about Scarne's riffle culling and on the nature of riffle shuffle work with analogies
Blocking Off 1
Karl Fulves Gambler's Den chapter intro, on gambling demonstrations
Blocking Off 174
Roberto Giobbi Outs for Disasters and Disturbances
  • Disasters
  • Disturbances from the Audience
  • Conclusion
  • Recommended Reading
Card College — Volume 2 461
Roberto Giobbi The Study of Card Conjuring
  • Choosing, Sifting and Collecting Material
  • Studying a Card Trick
  • General Remarks
  • Accessories
  • Training Techniques
  • Concluding Remarks
  • Recommended Reading
Related to Card College — Volume 2 476
Ken Krenzel Magical Magic essay on hands-off magic
Ingenuities vii
Roger Crosthwaite Pebbles and Aces "A brief study of vertical and lateral thinking in the development of the Four Ace Assembly"
Roger's Real Gone Aces 45
Adrian "Ramblar" Guerra Scene Card Magic chapter intro and description of act
Notes 3
Roberto Giobbi Words for Enthusiasts
  • An Enticement to the Introduction
  • Contents
  • What Is in These Books?
  • The Principle of Reading Satisfaction
  • Principles Rather than Techniques
  • The Study
  • Trust
  • Intellect, Intuition and Inspiration in Practice
  • The Sensuality of Card Magic
  • Gestalt
  • What Else?
  • The Prop as Instrument
  • Simplicity
  • Selecting the Right Trick
  • The Iceberg
  • The Secret
Card College — Volume 3 495
David Regal Hailing the Great Discrepancy
Close-Up & Personal 46
David Regal The Oddity
Close-Up & Personal 57
David Regal Diamonds in the Rough on rough-smooth
Close-Up & Personal 233
Roger Crosthwaite The Evolution of Think-a-Card "A lecture given by Fr Roger Crosthwaite at The Magic Circle Collectors' Day, 25 May 1996"
credit and historical information
1. Scot's "Discoverie"
2. Goldston's Quarterly
3. The Berglas Effect
Arcardia 23
Jerry Mentzer Comments Regarding Self Working Card Tricks
Cunning Card Miracles 1
Barrie Richardson Chapter VII: Mental Card Effects chapter intro
Theater of the Mind 195
Roberto Giobbi The Structure of Magic
Card College — Volume 4 1057
Barry Price Introduction essay on palming
Palming: For The Terrified iii
Jan Isenbart The World's Greatest Card Trick
Concertos for Pasteboard 77
Jerry Mentzer Memory Jogger associating playing cards with a trick to remember one's repertoire
Inspired by Card File Two 58
Paul Curry A Card Revelation Tip pretending to find the wrong card
Also published here Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 273
Dan Buck, Dave Buck Epilogue "The Psychology of Flourishes"
Artifice, Ruse, and Subterfuge in the Hands 55
Darwin Ortiz Showing or Hiding Skill
Scams & Fantasies with Cards 211
John Carney The Classic Pass and Other Myths
  • Our Man Erdnase
  • The Big Picture
  • Focus, Misdirection, and Punctuation
The Book of Secrets 232
Ron Bauer Sleight-of-Hand with Cards
Fair & Sloppy 1
David Berglas The Berglas Effect
  • Any Card at Any Number
  • Jazz Magic
  • A Foundation For Miracles
  • The Bridge
  • Expect the Unexpected
  • The Psychology of Numbers
  • On Stage
  • Pointing the Effect
  • A Different Presentation
  • Sheer Devilment
  • An Interlude
  • In Conclusion
The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 527
Roberto Giobbi Lines and Bits: Humorous and Practical
  • General Considerations on the Use of Jokes and Lines
  • Humor for Various Situations
Card College — Volume 5 1385
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior #12: Five Card Mental Farce From Genii
Random Acts of Magic 345
Wesley James Anthropomorphization of Playing Cards
Enchantments 105
Wesley James Mental Magic chapter introduction
Enchantments 409
Wesley James Why Not? chapter intro, on using gaffs
Enchantments 445
Wesley James Breaking In the Cards
Enchantments 475
Steven Youell The Foundation of ProActive Control mostly about handling mistakes and confidence
  • The Cause of Fear & Loathing
  • Step One: Introspection
Weapons of Mass Destruction 47
Steven Youell ProActive Strategies mostly about handling mistakes and confidence
  • Emotional
  • Mental
  • Mental Floss
Weapons of Mass Destruction 51
Steven Youell Fail-Safe Guidelines avoiding mistakes
  • Rule #1
  • Rule #2
  • Rule #3
  • Rule #4
Weapons of Mass Destruction 55
Steve Beam To Memorize or Not to Memorize on the question of memorized decks
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 72
Ron Frost Warning! Some thoughts on the Classic Force
After The Force 11
Barrie Richardson Chapter VII: Card Deceptions chapter intro
Act Two 207
Barrie Richardson Chapter X: Aha! Think of a Card chapter intro
Act Two 321
Jack Avis Spectator learns a Trick patter intro for a trick
Rara Avis 177
Jack Avis My List of Best Trouble-Free "Workers"
Rara Avis 200
Karl Fulves Definition of "Move"
Word Play 58
Asi Wind Dishonesty what to do when the spectator lies about his card, Haunted Deck as example
Chapter One 7
Bill Abbott Cards on Stage
  • My Approach
  • The Islands
  • Selection of Material
  • The Environment
  • Originality
  • It is not what you do, but how you do it.
  • Stories
  • Transitions & Down Time
  • "A Regular Pack Of Cards"
  • Instant Applause
  • Opening with The Question
  • Closing
Cabaret Card Magic 7
Hector Chadwick Playing Cards in Mentalism A short dissertation on the justification of their use.
The Mental Mysteries of Hector Chadwick 81
Bill Abbott The Art of Cocktail Magic performing in cocktail situations
Cocktail Card Magic 7
Karl Fulves The Red & The Blue political patter theme suggestion for two-deck tricks
Prolix (Issue 4) 250
Benjamin Earl The Big Question bordered or non-bordered cards
Gambit (Issue 1) 7
Benjamin Earl The Rub of the Green on the presentation of gambling demonstrations
Gambit (Issue 1) 16
Ramón Riobóo The Difficult, the Improbable, and the Impossible essay
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 252
Roberto Giobbi List of Operating Principles in Card Magic
Secret Agenda (Issue Jan 18) 22
Roberto Giobbi The Card Expert card plots
Secret Agenda (Issue May 12) 143
Benjamin Earl Out of Touch - Out of Date "Ramblings on Card Stuff", opinion
Related to Gambit (Issue 2) 13
Benjamin Earl Spell This S...H...I...T... "Ramblings on Card Stuff", opinion
Gambit (Issue 2) 13
Jack "Juicy" Broad You Don't Know Jack on gambling
Gambit (Issue 2) 14
Christoph Borer 2. Was ist eine psychologische Force?
Related to Aspekte der psychologischen Force 1
Tony Cabral Groucho & Me on the performance of gambling material
Card Tricks for the Untrustworthy 9
Roberto Giobbi Thoughts on Controls long essay on controlling selections, p. 43-117
Confidences 43
Roberto Giobbi Delayed Performance tip on structure
The Art of Switching Decks 21
Ben Seward The Choice Tips and advice on how to increase success rate of "think of a card"
Cog 43
Dan Buck, Dave Buck Magic or Real idea of suggesting skill as modus operandi instead of magic
Card Men 41
Justin Higham Improvisation Through Ignorance - The KOSBE System in Action
The 75% Production and The Trick With No Method 27
Helder Guimarães The Other Side of Playing Cards using playing cards for magic
Related to The Veriloquent 29
Helder Guimarães A Few Lies You Should Know facts and pseudo-facts about playing cards
The Veriloquent 59
Pit Hartling On free choices
In Order to Amaze 148
Dave Buck, Elliott Terral In Pursuit of Aesthetic Beauty
  • Composition
  • Shibumi
  • Conclusion
  • Suggested Reading
Quarterly (Issue 4 (Summer 2016)) 5
Joseph Barry Seal of Approval color of USPCC seal gives place of production
Operandi (Issue 1) 25
Roberto Giobbi Intriguing Object dressed-up folded card
Hidden Agenda (Issue Jan 21) 25
Roberto Giobbi 500* Decks a Year presentational idea
Hidden Agenda (Issue Jan 22) 26
Roberto Giobbi The Deck That Remembers idea for a plot
Hidden Agenda (Issue Mar 6) 70
Roberto Giobbi A Knot in a Handkerchief tying a deck into a handkerchief, what now?
Hidden Agenda (Issue Mar 8) 72
Roberto Giobbi The Thousand Dollar Card Trick presentational idea
Hidden Agenda (Issue Mar 24) 88
Roberto Giobbi Hofzinser's Glove presentational idea
Hidden Agenda (Issue Mar 26) 90
Roberto Giobbi To Sign Or Not To Sign
Hidden Agenda (Issue Apr 3) 98
Roberto Giobbi Jinxed Cards presentational idea
Hidden Agenda (Issue Apr 19) 114
Roberto Giobbi Decks From Around the World presentational idea
Hidden Agenda (Issue Apr 22) 117
Roberto Giobbi Jokers, Jokers, Jokers presentational ideas
Hidden Agenda (Issue Apr 26) 121
Roberto Giobbi, Karrell Fox, Jerry Andrus Card Configuration using cards to make interesting designs
Hidden Agenda (Issue May 24) 148
Roberto Giobbi Tube of Truth rolling a card or something else into a tube and doing something with it
Hidden Agenda (Issue May 26) 150
Roberto Giobbi, Walter Scott Blind Phantom dealing under newspaper
Hidden Agenda (Issue June 28) 186
Roberto Giobbi 52! = 8.07 x 1067 as presentational hook
Hidden Agenda (Issue July 20) 208
Roberto Giobbi In Search of Yourself presentational idea, The Card That Finds Itself
Hidden Agenda (Issue July 25) 213
Roberto Giobbi, Persi Diaconis Shuffle Statistics as presentational hook
Hidden Agenda (Issue July 29) 217
Roberto Giobbi Card Codes presentational idea
Hidden Agenda (Issue Aug 1) 220
Roberto Giobbi Nomen Est Omen names that have been given to cards (curse of Scotland), presentational idea
Hidden Agenda (Issue Aug 3) 222
Roberto Giobbi Nomen Est Omen Plus giving cards names, presentational idea
Hidden Agenda (Issue Aug 4) 223
Roberto Giobbi Timeline idea for card intro
Related to Hidden Agenda (Issue Aug 15) 235
Roberto Giobbi Wild Wild West presentational idea, using western-type cards
Hidden Agenda (Issue Aug 17) 237
Bob Farmer Back to the Future trick introduction
Hidden Agenda (Issue Sep 8) 259
Roberto Giobbi Missing in Action why cards could be missing in the deck
Hidden Agenda (Issue Sep 17) 268
Roberto Giobbi Overhandling the Cards
Hidden Agenda (Issue Oct 20) 301
Roberto Giobbi Isolating the Deck staging ideas
Hidden Agenda (Issue Oct 29) 310
Roberto Giobbi Change Plane doing selection with faces towards spectator
Hidden Agenda (Issue Nov 3) 316
Roberto Giobbi Cards as Objects
Hidden Agenda (Issue Nov 6) 319
Roberto Giobbi Guarantee Card
Hidden Agenda (Issue Nov 13) 326
Roberto Giobbi Card Tricks for Women list, quote from Expert Card Technique
Hidden Agenda (Issue Nov 25) 338
Roberto Giobbi, Jean Hugard Giving a Reason for the Use of Certain Cards
Hidden Agenda (Issue Dec 15) 358
Roberto Giobbi To Justify a Packet
Hidden Agenda (Issue Dec 27) 371
Roberto Giobbi Chapter 1: The Standup Card Conjurer
  • Rules Are Guidelines
  • The Standup Card Conjurer
  • Definition
  • Formal Elements
  • The Fascination of Standup Magic
  • History
Standup Card Magic 1
Roberto Giobbi Selecting Tricks
  • What Is the Effect?
  • Simple and Clear
  • Cards as Objects
  • Openers
Standup Card Magic 9
Roberto Giobbi, Juan Tamariz How to Make the Invisible Visible
  • Jumbo Indices, Giant Cards and Hybrids
  • Professional Card Stands
  • Improvised Card Stands
  • The Tamariz Shadow Rule
  • The Spectator Shows a Card
Standup Card Magic 12
Roberto Giobbi Déjà vu "Card Routines from Other Books by Roberto Giobbi That Are Suitable for Parlor and Stage"
- Card College 1-5
  • Light Trilogy
  • Confidences
  • The Art of Switching Decks
Standup Card Magic 267
Benjamin Earl Notes
  • Removing the Aces
  • Losing the Aces
  • Finding the Aces
Less is More 11
Benjamin Earl Chapter Four Summary
Less is More 126
Benjamin Earl Real Ace Cutting: exploring realism, rhythm and nuance thoughts on cutting four Aces from a shuffled deck
  • Technical Notes
  • Performance Notes
VariationsAlso published here Less is More 129
Paul Vigil Transposition vs. Transformation & Visual Changes
The Doors of Deception 102
Ryan Schlutz Flow vs. Sequential on performing several tricks in a flow
Related toAlso published here False Anchors — Volume One 23
Ryan Schlutz Coordinated Chaos intro
Also published here False Anchors — Volume One 32
Gary Plants Tips on Technique
  • Hand Position
  • The Grip
  • Rhythm is Everything!!
  • How to Practice
Operandi (Issue 3) 27
Ondřej Pšenička The One-Way Principle Discusses ways to keep one-way cards in the same orientation during tricks
The Secret of the Butterflies 24
Alexander Hansford Stack - A critique on the memorised deck "I don't really like it."
  • Severing the method from the deck
  • Benefits of the shuffled deck
Kino. 80
Harapan Ong Memorized Decks: Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is a memorized deck?
  • Why should I learn a memorized deck?
  • Is it really that useful?
  • How do you memorize a deck of cards?
  • Which memorized deck should I learn?
A Stack to Forget 4
Harapan Ong Tip #1: Use a deck of cards to help you memorize.
A Stack to Forget 16
Harapan Ong Tip #2: Don't bite off more than you can chew.
A Stack to Forget 18
Harapan Ong Tip #3: Use mini games to test your own memorization.
  • The Mixer Fixer
  • The Number Namer
  • The Imagination Indoctrination
  • The Faster Pass-ter Master
A Stack to Forget 20
Harapan Ong A Short Word on Gambling Routines Why the stack has no gambling routines built in
Related to A Stack to Forget 34
Harapan Ong Spelling On spelling tricks
A Stack to Forget 62
Kez Dearmer Some notes on card handling and painting
The Neat Review (Issue 1 - London 2019) 30
Benjamin Earl A New Angle how to hold the deck of cards, examples from Erdnase
The Shift #1 53
Benjamin Earl The Art of Practice on practicing and practice methods
  • Basic Arm-Pinning
The Shift #1 63
Jeremiah Zuo Excursus 4: (Non) Precision in Card Control with control as example
Confessions of A Magic Fan 38
Benjamin Earl Breaking the Frame
The Shift #2 61
Rhys "Morgan" Jones, Robert "West" Tay Removing the Cards From a Card Trick
Parlour Tricks 104
Steve Forte Cheaters and Magicians
  • sophisticated sleight of hand
  • no comparison
  • deceptive standards
  • differences
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 31
Steve Forte Chapter 9 - Pseudo Gambling Stunts
  • Introduction
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 743
Ryan Schlutz Flow vs. Sequential on performing several tricks in a flow
Also published here False Anchors 23
Ryan Schlutz Coordinated Chaos intro
Also published here False Anchors 32
Sebastian Midtvaage The Fourth Favorite Card strategy to have less obvious cards named
Magic for BLM 175
Benjamin Earl Always Shuffle! "A fundamental assertion about deceptive card control"
The Shift #3 55