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Phil Thomas Neat Slop Shuffle different handling for the slop shuffle triumph
Related to 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 60) 246
Stanley Palm Jump Up Card selection jumps halfway out of box as deck is dropped in box, gaffed card
Related to 1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 55
Harry Lorayne Red & Black Fantasy spectator pockets some red and black cards, performer divines how many
Variations 1964 Personal Secrets 11
Tenkai Ishida The Tenkai Pennies
Variations 1966 The New Modern Coin Magic 363
Larry Jennings Larreverse
Variations 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 59
Ken De Courcy Sheer Simplicity jardine ellis ring and rope
Variations 1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 320
Rick Johnsson, Harry Lorayne, Walter Rollins Colors Revealed after a riffle shuffle, the spectator sorts deck in multiple stage in colors and pockets piles in six different pockets, performer knows number of cards in each pocket
Related toAlso published here 1969 Epilogue (Issue 6) 45
Rick Johnsson The "Too Perfect" Theory
Related to 1971 Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 247
Edward Marlo, Mike Rogers Coin Kick & Card Change coin lapping vanish or card transformation
Related to 1972 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 9) 68
Rick Johnsson Flight outjogged card and card in cigarette case transpose
1973 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 6) 46
Rick Johnsson Quicksilver metal ring rises up a rope and penetrates
Inspired by 1973 Close-up Cavalcade 34
Rick Johnsson, Walter Rollins, Harry Lorayne Colors Revealed after a riffle shuffle, the spectator sorts deck in multiple stage in colors and pockets piles in six different pockets, performer knows number of cards in each pocket
Inspired byAlso published here 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 72
Rick Johnsson Strike One routine with two matchboxes, boxes cling together in different ways, impromptu routine
1973 Strike One 1
Rick Johnsson Empty KS Empty Kosky Switch
Variations 1974 Epilogue (Issue 22) 203
Rick Johnsson It's Delete-Ful sum prediction, using calculator ruse, see also p. 815 for comment by Ronald Herman
June 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 8) 749
Rick Johnsson, Karl Fulves 3 Quick Tricks intro
Sep. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 794
Rick Johnsson The Hidden Persuader
Sep. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 794
Rick Johnsson Kamikazee Koins one of two coins (copper and silver) penetrates table, see p. 786 for credit information
Inspired byRelated to Sep. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 794
Rick Johnsson Simplex Triumph
Related to Sep. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 793
Rick Johnsson Tenkai Turnover Variation
Sep. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 793
Rick Johnsson, Jerry Mentzer Total Involvement from several cards spectator thinks of odd-backed card
1975 Card Cavalcade 3 143
Rick Johnsson, Dai Vernon, Jerry Mentzer Optical Move with Paper Clip
1975 Card Cavalcade 3 144
Rick Johnsson Cannibal Cards
1975 Card Cavalcade 3 148
Rick Johnsson Empty Kosky
1975 Card Cavalcade 3 154
Rick Johnsson Christopher's Match Revisited four-phase routine, match torn out of matchbook, rest burned, then unburned travels back, matched travel from hand to hand
1975 Another Close-up Cavalcade 83
Rick Johnsson Bottoms Up three coins penetrate through table upwards, visibly appearing in upside down plastic beer glass, slot in glass
  • The Mug Move
  • The Routine
  • Notes
see p. 1053 for vague Dick Zimmerman credit
Jan. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 3) 833
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Rip Off & Strike One by Rick Johnsson 1975 Interlocutor (Issue 4) 14
Rick Johnsson Swing It Off Left "elevator handling"
1975 The Ring & Rope Book - Volume One 17
Rick Johnsson, Jerry Mentzer Push Down Vanish four cards, one vanishes
1975 New and Novel Knowledge 8
Rick Johnsson The Gestalt Prayer
1976 Practical Impossibilities xi
Rick Johnsson Dedicated
1976 Practical Impossibilities ix
Rick Johnsson Catharsis
1976 Practical Impossibilities vii
Rick Johnsson The Basic Position sitting position for perfect angles using the Tenkai Palm
1976 Practical Impossibilities 3
Rick Johnsson The Tenkai Palm thorough description
1976 Practical Impossibilities 5
Rick Johnsson The Kick Technique isolated card is lapped as a vanish
1976 Practical Impossibilities 11
Rick Johnsson The Kick Change card on table is covered with both hands
Related to 1976 Practical Impossibilities 15
Rick Johnsson As Small As This? card shrinks and vanishes, tabled
1976 Practical Impossibilities 16
Rick Johnsson Just for Kicks Chinese coin changes into two quarters then into big nickle which eventually disappears, using the Kick Change
1976 Practical Impossibilities 17
Rick Johnsson Delayed Lap Technique card hidden behind forearm
1976 Practical Impossibilities 23
Rick Johnsson Keel Haul bringing card behind forearm while shifting the deck on the table, preparation for Delayed Lap Technique
1976 Practical Impossibilities 24
Rick Johnsson Block Party after tabled riffle shuffle, preparation for Delayed Lap Technique
1976 Practical Impossibilities 25
Rick Johnsson Armchair Travelers Aces travel to pockets and change back color, seated
1976 Practical Impossibilities 25
Rick Johnsson The Walking Man's Lap ditching cards into pocket
1976 Practical Impossibilities 27
Rick Johnsson Half a Lap card reverse, hiding card behind forearm, seated
1976 Practical Impossibilities 28
Rick Johnsson Cardus Interruptus card apparently placed in center of deck ends up in Tenkai palm, tabled
1976 Practical Impossibilities 31
Rick Johnsson Impossible Dream
1976 Practical Impossibilities 33
Rick Johnsson Fly Now - Pay Later credit card of spectator vanishes, pretending to do the boomerang card, ends up in wallet
1976 Practical Impossibilities 33
Rick Johnsson Transportus Interruptus two card transpo, one in pocket and one in center of the deck, signed
1976 Practical Impossibilities 35
Rick Johnsson Repro - 74 credit card vanishes from book and appears in wallet / envelope
1976 Practical Impossibilities 37
Rick Johnsson Tenkai Vanish from a Book while riffling pages of book and inserting the card
1976 Practical Impossibilities 37
Paul Curry Letter to Rick Johnsson
1976 Practical Impossibilities 42
Rick Johnsson The IBGTH Switch while turning card over on table, based in The Kick Technique
1976 Practical Impossibilities 43
Rick Johnsson Ten-Boy-Curry using the IBGTH Switch
1976 Practical Impossibilities 45
Rick Johnsson Sub-Versions card to envelope, envelope on table, using the IBGTH Switch
1976 Practical Impossibilities 46
Rick Johnsson Bank Shot three coins penetrate table and fall into a glass, uses The Kick Technique
1976 Practical Impossibilities 48
Rick Johnsson Brain Trust impromptu Brainwave, seated, using the IBGTH Switch
1976 Practical Impossibilities 51
Rick Johnsson, Ellison Poland Penny --- For His Thoughts more ideas with the IBGTH Switch, with bills, paper clips, billets, dice, coins, sponge balls, combs, business cards
1976 Practical Impossibilities 52
Rick Johnsson Lift-Off palming one tabled card into Tenkai palm, as a vanish
1976 Practical Impossibilities 59
Rick Johnsson The Byrd Acquitment adjusting card in Tenkai palm, or moving it to gambler's flat palm
1976 Practical Impossibilities 59
Rick Johnsson Curb Service palming card into Tenkai from flat surface
1976 Practical Impossibilities 61
Rick Johnsson Japanese Two-Step two cards in Tenkai palm, held with a break
1976 Practical Impossibilities 62
Rick Johnsson Feedback replacing card from Tenkai palm on the deck
1976 Practical Impossibilities 62
Rick Johnsson Silent Running starts as a DPS, but card ends up in Tenkai palm of right hand
1976 Practical Impossibilities 64
Rick Johnsson Can You See Yourself??..... object turns into mirror, pun, using The Kick Change
1976 Practical Impossibilities 69
Rick Johnsson, Jerry Mentzer Ersatz prediction of selection in wallet, using The Kick Change
1976 Practical Impossibilities 71
Rick Johnsson Universal Card - N.F.A. using The Kick Change three times
1976 Practical Impossibilities 73
Rick Johnsson Raisin' Rabbits sponge rabbit vanishes and only leaves some dung in form of raisins
Related to 1976 Practical Impossibilities 75
Rick Johnsson Holy Moses origami turtle changes into real one, using The Kick Change
1976 Practical Impossibilities 77
Rick Johnsson You Bet Your Aspirin string in small aspirin box restores
1976 Practical Impossibilities 79
Rick Johnsson Sub-Gum close-up sub-trunk, two coins change places, one coin in a matchbox and one outside, held in place with rubber bands, using The Kick Change
1976 Practical Impossibilities 81
Rick Johnsson Felonious Assault card sticking out of the deck is switch, IBGTH Switch in the hands
1976 Practical Impossibilities 85
Rick Johnsson Instant Re-Right single card reverse, using Felonious Assault
1976 Practical Impossibilities 86
Rick Johnsson Practically Single Handed tabled deck with card sticking out, card is switched while being removed and turned-over
1976 Practical Impossibilities 87
Rick Johnsson Kayo-Pectate mates, seated
1976 Practical Impossibilities 88
Rick Johnsson Rape!! forcing a card with the Felonious Assault
1976 Practical Impossibilities 89
Rick Johnsson ..... a la Grecque card is put in Tenkai palm while turning it over on the deck
1976 Practical Impossibilities 91
Rick Johnsson Moussaka similar to the Miracle Card Change, on the deck
1976 Practical Impossibilities 92
Rick Johnsson Inertial Guidance cards outjogged in deck are switched while spreaded
1976 Practical Impossibilities 93
Rick Johnsson Raw Deal several phases, using Inertial Guidance
1976 Practical Impossibilities 94
Rick Johnsson Charley's Aunt signed, tabled
1976 Practical Impossibilities 97
Rick Johnsson "Safe your Confederate Money, Boys" spectator's credit card is broken and restored, seated
1976 Practical Impossibilities 99
Dan Tong, Rick Johnsson The Japanese Aces quartet transformation, seated
1976 Practical Impossibilities 103
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Practical Impossibilities by Rick Johnsson 1978 Interlocutor (Issue 25) 98
Fred Robinson Oasis on Robert List, Barrie Richardson, Jim Zachary, Fr. Cyprian, Hank Moorhouse, Rick Johnsson, Gerald Kosky, Maro, Ken Brooke, John Fisher, Johnny Paul
1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 8) 561
Al Smith (reviewer) Rick Johnsson's Strike One by Rick Johnsson (written by Anthony Brahams) 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 9) 735
Al Smith (reviewer) Lecture Notes by Rick Johnsson 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 10) 744
Karl Fulves R. J. Dept. satiric article on Rick Johnsson
1979 Interlocutor (Issue 36) 141
Rick Johnsson Yours, Mine & Ours with "My Card" & " Your Card" written on blank cards
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 8) 887
Rick Johnsson "Rip-Off" spectator knows which one of three key chain type coin purses has been opened
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 8) 893
Rick Johnsson PRNDL/PRNDL eccentric
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 9) 910
Bob Hummer Hummer's Little Stranger spectator places some red cards in his left and right trouser and jacket pockets, performer divines number
Related toAlso published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 6
Rick Johnsson Editorial on Fred Robinson retire es editor, Bob Read
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 8) 886
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Romark, Toni Andruzzi, David Hoy, Rick Johnsson
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 255) 1274
Rick Johnsson Belief is the Essence of Deception
  • Causes of Disbelief
  • Simple Solution
  • The Reality Warp
  • A Necessity in Mentalism
  • Effort Versus Results
  • Its not Easy
  • Discipline Sets You Free
  • But Take Care
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 259) 1295
Rick Johnsson Azis uses card with torn slit
Related toAlso published here 1982 T.V. Card Rise 20
Rick Johnsson Azis II card "rises"/falls downwards
1982 T.V. Card Rise 22
Rick Johnsson Half Azis half-card, card jumps half-way out, then travels to case
1982 T.V. Card Rise 23
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Saw-Buck by Rick Johnsson 1983 Epoptica (Issue 3) 163
Murray Sumner A Bill Offering folded bill inserted into metal tab from can, penetration
Variations 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 234
Philip T. Goldstein Simplified Empty Kosky Switch stealing card from sandwich onto deck
Inspired by 1984 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 3 97
Rick Johnsson The Daisy Chain on-penetration of ring on rope
1984 Magic from the Parade #1 12
Yoshio Hirose The Invisible Hole pencil through bill
Variations Mar. 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 3) 1038
Steve Beam, Wayne Kyzer Raisin' Rabbits joke, apparently rabbit appears and disappears, handful of raisins as proof, see p. 351 for credit information
Related to 1985 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 7) 117
Rick Johnsson IBGTH Switch
1987 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue T.A.R.O.T.) 768
Rick Johnsson Nailed twisted nail puzzle, two bent nails linked, one-handed linking, apparently linked and unlinked when shaken in jar
Also published here
  • "Nailed" (Rick Johnsson, MUM, Feb. 1981)
1988 The Chronicles (Issue 35) 1408
John Bannon, Rick Johnsson Vacuum Packed folding coin, removed with tweezers, two handlings
Also published here 1989 Without 1
Rick Johnsson Empty Kosky Switch
1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 112
Philip T. Goldstein Simplified Empty Kosky Switch
Inspired by 1989 A Phil Goldstein Collection 14
Murray Sumner, Rick Johnsson, Yoshio Hirose Puncture No. 69, pen through bill with paper cover
Inspired by 1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 90
Rick Johnsson IBGHT Switch Tenkai palm, card is apparently placed in center of the deck
1990 Close Up Illusions 267
John Bannon, Rick Johnsson Vacuum Packed folding coin, removed with tweezers, two handlings
Also published here 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 148
Michael Close The Too Perfect Theory
  • What is Magic?
  • Method vs "Sell"
  • Some Examples
  • One More Example
  • A Corollary
Related to 1993 Workers Number 3 84
Rick Johnsson A Sailor's Story
Also published here
  • Linking Ring, June 1987)
1993 Verbatim (Issue 8) 81
Rick Johnsson Small Packet Vanish with injogged push-in color change
A. Odd Colored Back
B. With an Extra Card
C. Split Face Card
1993 Card File 41
Rick Johnsson Larreverse - Ambitious Card
Inspired by 1993 Card File 54
Rick Johnsson Five Foot Card Trick out-of-hand selection, shuffling with key card
1993 Card File 135
Rick Johnsson Face-up Stop Fan Force
1993 Card File 137
Rick Johnsson An Okito Box Move
1994 Close-Up File 108
Lennart Green, Rick Johnsson Snap Lap card dealt to table vanishes cleanly, lapping card instead of palming it
1995 Snap Deal 20
Unknown Excelsior Card Rise No. 49, deck dropped in case and selection rises out
Also published here 1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 94
Tommy Wonder Too Perfect?
  • The Watch in Nest of Boxes
  • Going On or Going Back
Related to 1996 The Books of Wonder — Volume 2 319
Curtis Kam Tenkai Tossover coins shown in both hands, they are secretly switched, one a copper/silver
Related toAlso published here 1996 Professional Close-up of Curtis Kam 32
Paul McVee Two Handed Rise torn card with slit as gimmick
Related to 1998 The Rising Card Book 13
Bob Kohler On the Too Perfect Theory brief comment
Related to 2001 Kardz 10
Karl Fulves, Ted O'Loughlin Cannonball Run "Problems"
cannonball changes into balloon and flies away, also reverse effect in which balloon becomes cannonball, Paul Curry, Rick Johnsson, credit information by Stephen Minch, posed as problem
Related to 2002 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 256
Darwin Ortiz Chapter Seven: The False Frame of Reference
  • The Straight and Narrow Path
  • The "Too Obvious" Theory
  • Method as Effect
  • The Method/Effect Shift
  • The Final False Solution
  • Frame of Reference and Kickers
  • The Crooked Path
Related to 2006 Designing Miracles 127
Rick Johnsson Pure Method loop
Related to
  • Linking Ring, Feb. 1987
2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 561
Ronald Zollweg, Rick Johnsson Empty KS Variation
2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 300