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Al Baker The Rising Ring thread, wand
Variations 1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 369
J. B. Bobo, George F. Wright The Gadabout Coins two in the hand, one in the pocket
Inspired by
  • "The Alleurian Coins" by George F. Wright in "The Linking Ring" 1/1950
Variations
1952 Modern Coin Magic 182
Unknown The French Drop with added touches from Dai Vernon, showing the Vernon Touch
Related to 1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 32
Dai Vernon "Picking off the Pip"
Related toVariations 1959 Inner Secrets of Card Magic 47
Karrell Fox Lost and Found matchbook as card easel, wrong card changes into selection when deck is riffled against it on easel
Related toVariations 1960 Comedy a la Card 9
John Benzais, Harry Lorayne Stabbed in the Pack credit information with many quotes letters
Related toVariations 1967 The Best of Benzais 69
Dai Vernon, Harry Lorayne, Don Costello The Card Sharp and the Four Gamblers with four Kings kicker and story
Inspired byVariations 1971 Reputation-Makers 11
Derek Dingle, Roy Benson The French Drop
Related to 1971 Dingle's Deceptions with Cards and Coins 51
Martin A. Nash The Knock-Out Double Lift see p. 442 for additional crediting
Related to 1975 Ever So Sleightly 17
Paul Harris Color Stunner color changing deck triumph, credit to Dingle for plot
VariationsAlso published here 1976 The Magic of Paul Harris 41
Paul Harris The Bizarre Twist! card perpendicular between two other cards turns visually over, color changing back kicker ("The Bizarre Routine")
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1976 Paul Harris Reveals Some Of His Most Intimate Secrets 73
Stephen Minch The Match Monster animated acrobatic matchbook, eyes stuck to it, thread
Variations 1977 Creations of a Magical Madman 69
Allan Ackerman Hofzinser Card Pass to a Full Bottom Palm
Related toVariations 1978 Here's My Card 27
David Roth Hanging Coins
VariationsAlso published here June 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 6) 68
Millard Longman Acidus Novus method for reading information on folded card
Related toVariations 1979 Acidus Plus 2
Daryl Martinez Double-Dazzling Triumph two selections, deck shuffled face up into face down, two cards are reversed, indicator cards to find selections, then deck is separated into red and black cards
Variations 1979 Double-Dazzling Triumph 1
Daryl Martinez The Puerto Rican Triumph
Related toVariations 1980 Secrets of a "Puerto Rican Gambler" 54
Allan Ackerman Reassembled Finale
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1980 Close-up Fantasies — Book II 79
Michael Ammar Switching Sandwiches
VariationsAlso published here 1980 The Command Performance — Premier Issue 9
John F. Mendoza The Most Difficult Card Trick in the World card thrown into air and caught with deck next to two selections
Related to 1980 John: Verse Two 31
Michael Skinner Three Different Ways three selections made in different ways and found in different ways with two four-of-a-kinds along the way
Variations 1981 Arcane (Issue 4) 33
James Swain Passing Along the Vanishing Aces one by one, classic pass
Related toVariations 1981 Cardworks 42
James Lewis, Piet Forton, Michael Ammar Inversion here spelled "Jim Louis"
  • First Handling (Piet Forton)
  • Second Handling (Michael Ammar)
  • Third Handling (Michael Ammar)
VariationsAlso published here 1981 Encore II 25
Derek Dingle Quick D-Way
Related toVariations 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 8
Derek Dingle All Backs with Selections
Variations 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 205
Ben Harris Koin Seeled subtlety for the Downs palm
Variations Mar. 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 3) 754
Paul Harris The Immaculate Connection
  • The First Link
  • Fine Points of First Link
  • The Blow-Through Penetration
  • Fine Points of Blow Through Penetration
  • The Table Link
  • Fine Points of Table Link
  • The Tear
Related toVariations 1983 New Stars of Magic (Vol. 2 No. 1) 1
Jamy Ian Swiss The Most Difficult Card Trick in the World Part II follow-up, card first tossed in air and caught between two selections, then repeat where card is tossed into tabled deck inside sandwich
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1983 The Mendoza Portfolio No. 1 27
Jamy Ian Swiss Swiss Movement one duplicate
Inspired by 1983 The Mendoza Portfolio No. 1 30
Derek Dingle The Rainbow Deck
Variations 1984 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 3 36
Jamy Ian Swiss Hippity "Cop" ungaffed Hopping Halves
Also published here Apr. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 4) 906
Jamy Ian Swiss Introduction
1984 Theatrical Close-Up 7
Geoffrey Latta, Jamy Ian Swiss Point Blank face card is transformed (picking off the pip), deck becomes blank and normal again
VariationsAlso published here 1985 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 4 104
David Roth Winged Silver Coins Across
Variations 1985 Expert Coin Magic 57
David Roth Out With Five extract coins form coin box
Variations 1985 Expert Coin Magic 226
Jamy Ian Swiss The $100 Bill Switch Bit presentational idea
1987 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 11&12) 26
Jamy Ian Swiss Shot Glass Strategy idea for working surface in walk-around situations
Related to 1987 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 11&12) 26
Edward Marlo The Marlo Revelation
Inspired byVariations 1987 Special Effects 67
Jamy Ian Swiss, Stephen Minch Critical Mass routine, tube becomes solid as finale
1987 Critical Mass 1
Jamy Ian Swiss The Standards of Deception on deceiving the audience
Also published here 1987 Theories 1
Jamy Ian Swiss SSS: The Sleight Study System how to developing a sleight repertoire, list of sleight categories with cards with references
Also published here 1987 Theories 9
Jamy Ian Swiss The Secret Lifts "a Double-Lift Dissertation", including many references and discussions of different approaches
Also published here 1987 Theories 13
Jamy Ian Swiss The "SSS" Applied To Coin Magic
Also published here 1987 Theories 25
Jamy Ian Swiss Good Trick, Bad Trick on criteria for judging magic tricks
  • Audience Involvement
  • Emotional Hook
  • Visuality
  • Inherent Humor
  • High Concept
Variations 1987 Theories 26
Jamy Ian Swiss The Elements of Style on presentation and persona
Variations 1987 Theories 44
Jamy Ian Swiss The Swiss Classics, A Five Foot Shelf of Magic Books introduction to list of recommended books
Also published here 1987 Theories 56
Jamy Ian Swiss Swiss Classics list of recommended books
  • Theory
  • General
  • Close-Up
  • Cards
    • Basic
    • Intermediate & Advanced
  • Out of Print
  • Stand-Up Magic
  • "Runners-Up"
    • Theory
    • General and Close-Up
    • Cards
    • Lecture Notes
    • Magazines & Reprints
Also published here 1987 Theories 61
Jamy Ian Swiss You Can Reach An Old Trick With A New Script on scripting and presentation
Related to
  • Genii, Sep. 1987
Also published here
1987 Theatrics 1
Jamy Ian Swiss The Obligatory Card Trick
Inspired byAlso published here 1987 Theatrics 7
Jamy Ian Swiss Brainy Triumph wrong card found and used to count down to selection
Inspired byAlso published here 1987 Theatrics 10
Jamy Ian Swiss On the Triumph Effect discussion of Triumph effect and the use of further displays
Also published here 1987 Theatrics 10
Jamy Ian Swiss Juan Betterini presentation for Daryl's effect
Inspired byAlso published here 1987 Theatrics 17
Jamy Ian Swiss The Magician's Nightmare
Inspired by 1987 Theatrics 19
Jamy Ian Swiss Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind rhyming patter
Inspired byAlso published here 1987 Theatrics 23
Jamy Ian Swiss The Moron Deck rainbow deck
Inspired byAlso published here 1987 Theatrics 26
Jamy Ian Swiss Cultural Influences on Techniques of Card Selection three selections made in different ways and found in different ways with two four-of-a-kinds along the way, presentation for Skinner's routine
Inspired byAlso published here 1987 Theatrics 29
Jamy Ian Swiss The Card Sharp theatrical presentation for Lorayne's routine
Inspired byAlso published here 1987 Theatrics 31
Jamy Ian Swiss On Routining, Descriptive Scripts, and Card Tricks
Also published here 1987 Theatrics 38
Jamy Ian Swiss My Reverse Routine card turns over a few times, then the whole deck
Inspired byAlso published here 1987 Theatrics 38
Jamy Ian Swiss Bibliography
1987 Theatrics 43
Jamy Ian Swiss Kiss of the Big Apple folded card in apple-shaped metal container, additional items drop out during dump
Also published here 1987 Thoughts 1
Jamy Ian Swiss Action Side Steal cutting cover
Also published here 1987 Thoughts 4
Jamy Ian Swiss Sandswitch selection appears between two isolated sandwich cards and then changes into second selection
Inspired byVariations 1987 Thoughts 11
Jamy Ian Swiss Secret Sandwich Slip #1 bottom card of deck held in right-hand end grip is loaded into left hand sandwich cards
1987 Thoughts 12
Jamy Ian Swiss Secret Sandwich Slip #2
1987 Thoughts 15
Jamy Ian Swiss Wish Fulfillment two selections lost, indifferent card put in matchbook easel changes into first selection, second signed selection found folded in matchbook
Also published here 1987 Thoughts 21
Jamy Ian Swiss The Under-the-Spread Fold
Also published here 1987 Thoughts 25
Jamy Ian Swiss The Push-Change Double-Lift Switchout
Also published here 1987 Thoughts 28
Jamy Ian Swiss Hidden Assistance card in matchbook, animated matchbook phase
Inspired by 1987 Thoughts 36
Jamy Ian Swiss Introduction
1987 An Interesting Application of That Principle 1
Jamy Ian Swiss Sm'All Backs Quick Three-Way type
Also published here 1987 An Interesting Application of That Principle 5
Jamy Ian Swiss Acing the Sm'All Backs the three cards change to four Aces as finale, with sucker element
Also published here 1987 An Interesting Application of That Principle 13
Jamy Ian Swiss Re-Re-Re-Reset
Also published here 1987 An Interesting Application of That Principle 15
Jamy Ian Swiss Almost Gaff-Less Invisible Deck deck appears, named card is reversed
1987 An Interesting Application of That Principle 22
Jamy Ian Swiss Two Empty Hands noiceless transfer of stack of coins, for use in Cylinder and Coins
Inspired byAlso published here 1987 An Interesting Application of That Principle 25
Jamy Ian Swiss Stabbed in the Sandwich follow-up, card first tossed in air and caught between two selections, then repeat where card is tossed into tabled deck inside sandwich
Also published here 1987 An Interesting Application of That Principle 33
Jamy Ian Swiss Hippity Cop ungaffed Hopping Halves
Also published here 1987 An Interesting Application of That Principle 35
Jamy Ian Swiss, Geoffrey Latta Point Blank face card is transformed (picking off the pip), deck becomes blank and normal again
Also published here 1987 An Interesting Application of That Principle 38
Darwin Ortiz Darwin's Wild Card
Variations 1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 123
Jamy Ian Swiss The Shot Glass Strategy In Action coin across
Inspired by 1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 1) 18
Jamy Ian Swiss Price Tags leaving price tag on card case
1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 2) 18
Jamy Ian Swiss Presentational Opportunities
1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 4,5&6) 46
Unknown II. Jamy Ian Swiss Section
1988 A Rumor in Their Own Time 13
Jamy Ian Swiss Kiss of the Big Apple folded card in apple-shaped metal container, additional items drop out during dump
Also published here 1988 A Rumor in Their Own Time 13
Jamy Ian Swiss Wish Fulfillment two selections lost, indifferent card put in matchbook easel changes into first selection, second signed selection found folded in matchbook
Inspired byAlso published here 1988 A Rumor in Their Own Time 15
Scotty York, Jamy Ian Swiss The Tong Wars signed card caught out of shower of cards with mechanical extension tongs
  • Scotty York Method
  • Jamy Ian Swiss Method
1988 A Rumor in Their Own Time 17
Jamy Ian Swiss On "Magic Bar"
1988 A Rumor in Their Own Time 18
Gary Lee Williams Hitchhiker cutting strip of newspaper à la Clip Line, new method
Variations 1990 Spectacle 139
Jamy Ian Swiss Introduction
1990 Thaumatolatry II 1
Jamy Ian Swiss Stabbing Case deck in case held against piece of wood, knife stabbed into it and case pulled away, selection remains stabbed to wood, case destroyed but deck intact
Also published here
  • Genii
1990 Thaumatolatry II 2
Jamy Ian Swiss Stabbed in the Sandwich card is tossed into tabled deck between two reversed cards
Also published here 1990 Thaumatolatry II 3
Jamy Ian Swiss The Vanishing Aces Revealed Aces vanish one by one from top of deck, deck cut into four piles, Aces re-appear on top
  • For the Purist
  • The Jennings Revelation
Inspired byAlso published here 1990 Thaumatolatry II 5
Jamy Ian Swiss, Geoffrey Latta Point Blank face card is transformed (picking off the pip), deck becomes blank and normal again
Also published here 1990 Thaumatolatry II 9
Jamy Ian Swiss Re-Re-Re-Reset
Also published here 1990 Thaumatolatry II 11
Jamy Ian Swiss Kiss of the Big Apple folded card in apple-shaped metal container, additional items drop out during dump
Also published here 1990 Thaumatolatry II 15
Jamy Ian Swiss The Under-the-Spread Fold
1990 Thaumatolatry II 17
Jamy Ian Swiss Wish Fulfillment two selections lost, indifferent card put in matchbook easel changes into first selection, second signed selection found folded in matchbook
Also published here 1990 Thaumatolatry II 19
Jamy Ian Swiss Hippity Cop ungaffed Hopping Halves
Also published here 1990 Thaumatolatry II 21
Jamy Ian Swiss Two Empty Hands noiceless transfer of stack of coins, for use in Cylinder and Coins
Also published here 1990 Thaumatolatry II 23
Harry Levine The Juicer picking off the pip, Four, Three, Two to Ace, hurricane change
Inspired by 1992 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 42) 755
R. Paul Wilson Crowded Coins
VariationsAlso published here 1995 Chaos Theories 26
Daryl Martinez Daryl's 3 Fly III
Variations 1999 3 Fly III 2
Wesley James The Original Twist Pass all-around square-up action, for Geoffrey Latta claim see review reference in Genii
Related to
  • book review by Jamy Ian Swiss in Genii, Genii Vol. 63 No. 4 , April 2000, p. 71
Also published here
  • Onyx #8, July 1999
1999 Arcardia 185
Roberto Giobbi A Case for Premonition one unprepared deck
Related to 2000 Concertos for Pasteboard 56
Simon Aronson Two Beginnings Spectator freely names card, another spectator freely chooses card, it matches
VariationsAlso published here
  • Memories are Made of This, 1999
2001 Try the Impossible 171
David Stone Vertical Big Apple coin appears between finger tips with a wave of the other hand
Inspired by
  • Al Schneider & Jamy Ian Swiss
2001 Made in France 21
Jamy Ian Swiss I. Theory: Simple Not Easy general thoughts on invisible thread magic, simple vs easy, too perfect theory
2002 Theurgical Thread II 2
Jamy Ian Swiss II. A Basic Thread Primer
  • I. Hidden Thread
  • II. Invisible Thread
2002 Theurgical Thread II 5
Jamy Ian Swiss III. Throwing Some Light On The Subject lighting conditions for invisible thread use
2002 Theurgical Thread II 9
Jamy Ian Swiss IV. The Gimmick: Simply Swiss hook-up and organisation of thread
2002 Theurgical Thread II 13
Jamy Ian Swiss V. The Animated Ring ring moves on pencil
  • Effect
  • Introduction
  • The Properties
  • Physical Conditions
  • Psychological Conditions
  • The Preparation
  • The Ring
  • To BeginThe Performance
  • Phase 1
  • Phase 2
  • Phase 3
Inspired by 2002 Theurgical Thread II 15
Jamy Ian Swiss The Standards of Deception on deceiving the audience
Also published here 2002 Theories III 1
Jamy Ian Swiss SSS: The Sleight Study System how to developing a sleight repertoire, list of sleight categories with cards with references
Also published here 2002 Theories III 5
Jamy Ian Swiss A Double-Lift Dissertation "a Double-Lift Dissertation", including many references and discussions of different approaches
Also published here 2002 Theories III 14
Jamy Ian Swiss The "SSS" Applied To Coin Magic
Also published here 2002 Theories III 20
Jamy Ian Swiss The Swiss Classics - A Five-Foot Shelf of Magic Books introduction to list of recommended books
Also published here 2002 Theories III 21
Jamy Ian Swiss The Swiss Classics list of recommended books
  • Theory
  • General
  • Close-Up
  • Cards
    • Basic
    • Intermediate & Advanced
  • Out of Print
  • Stand-Up Magic
  • Runners Up List
    • Theory
    • General and Close-Up
    • Cards
    • Lecture Notes
    • Magazines & Reprints
Also published here 2002 Theories III 25
Jamy Ian Swiss The 2002 Update list of recommended books since 1987
  • General Closeup
  • Cards
  • Platform & Stage
  • Theory & Performance
  • Historical, Biography, Memoire, etc.
  • Journals
  • Mentalism
  • Business
2002 Theories III 30
Jamy Ian Swiss You Can Reach An Old Trick With A New Script Thoughts on "Commercial" Presentation
Also published here 2002 Theatrics II 1
Jamy Ian Swiss The Obligatory Card Trick
Also published here 2002 Theatrics II 7
Jamy Ian Swiss Brainy Triumph wrong card found and used to count down to selection
Also published here 2002 Theatrics II 11
Jamy Ian Swiss On the Triumph Effect discussion of Triumph effect and the use of further displays
Also published here 2002 Theatrics II 11
Jamy Ian Swiss Juan Betterini presentation for Daryl's effect
Also published here 2002 Theatrics II 17
Jamy Ian Swiss Close Encounters Of The Fourth Kind rhyming patter
Also published here 2002 Theatrics II 19
Jamy Ian Swiss The Moron Deck rainbow deck
Also published here 2002 Theatrics II 23
Jamy Ian Swiss Cultural Influences On Techniques Of Card Selection three selections made in different ways and found in different ways with two four-of-a-kinds along the way, presentation for Skinner's routine
Also published here 2002 Theatrics II 25
Jamy Ian Swiss The Card Sharp theatrical presentation for Lorayne's routine
Also published here 2002 Theatrics II 27
Jamy Ian Swiss On Routining, Descriptive Scripts, And Card Tricks
Also published here 2002 Theatrics II 33
Jamy Ian Swiss My Reverse Routine card turns over a few times, then the whole deck
Also published here 2002 Theatrics II 33
Jamy Ian Swiss Source Materials
2002 Theatrics II 37
Jamy Ian Swiss Kiss of the Big Apple folded card in apple-shaped metal container, additional items drop out during dump
Also published here 2002 Thoughts II 1
Jamy Ian Swiss The Action Side Steal cutting cover
Also published here 2002 Thoughts II 3
Jamy Ian Swiss A Curiously Strong Card Trick folded card to small Altoids tin box
Also published here 2002 Thoughts II 9
Jamy Ian Swiss Is Wax Tacky? "Thoughts on the Card on Ceiling"
Also published here 2002 Thoughts II 13
Jamy Ian Swiss The Sucrets Repeat Set-up for Card on Ceiling set-up allows repeated performances
Also published here
  • Genii, Sep. 1987
2002 Thoughts II 15
Jamy Ian Swiss The Self-Contained Card on Ceiling marker pen as wax container
  • Handling #1
  • Handling #2
  • Handling #3
2002 Thoughts II 17
Jamy Ian Swiss The Bold Spread Steal as card is returned to in-the-hands spread and everything squared up
2002 Thoughts II 18
Jamy Ian Swiss Wish Fulfillment two selections lost, indifferent card put in matchbook easel changes into first selection, second signed selection found folded in matchbook
  • An alternate handling
  • The In-the-Hands routine
Also published here 2002 Thoughts II 23
Jamy Ian Swiss The Under-the-Spread Fold
Inspired byAlso published here 2002 Thoughts II 24
Jamy Ian Swiss The Push-Change Double-Lift Replacement
Also published here 2002 Thoughts II 27
Jamy Ian Swiss Thanks
2002 Shattering Illusions viii
Jamy Ian Swiss Why Magic Sucks
  • And Furthermore... (updated thoughts)
Also published here
  • Genii, June 1993
2002 Shattering Illusions 3
Jamy Ian Swiss Mentalism Grows Up
Also published here 2002 Shattering Illusions 13
Jamy Ian Swiss Odometer Ethics
  • And Furthermore... (updated thoughts)
Also published here
  • Genii, July 1993
2002 Shattering Illusions 28
Jamy Ian Swiss Decent Exposure
  • And Furthermore... (updated thoughts)
Also published here
  • Genii, Sep. 1993
2002 Shattering Illusions 37
Jamy Ian Swiss Magic in the Age of Information
  • And Furthermore... (updated thoughts)
Also published here
  • Genii, Apr. 2001
2002 Shattering Illusions 45
Jamy Ian Swiss Real Secrets
  • And Furthermore... (updated thoughts)
Also published here
  • Genii, Mar. 1994
2002 Shattering Illusions 63
Jamy Ian Swiss A Brief History of Magic Bar
  • A Star is Born
  • The Legend Lives
  • The Texture of the Weave
  • All That and Magic Too?
  • What it Takes
  • Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

  • And Furthermore... (updated thoughts)
Also published here
  • Genii, Nov. & Dec. 1993
2002 Shattering Illusions 74
Jamy Ian Swiss The Writing on the Wall
  • And Furthermore... (updated thoughts)
Also published here
  • Genii, Oct. 1993
2002 Shattering Illusions 91
Jamy Ian Swiss Audience Members and Other Props
  • And Furthermore... (updated thoughts)
Also published here
  • Genii, Aug. 1993
2002 Shattering Illusions 105
Jamy Ian Swiss Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue
  • And Furthermore... (updated thoughts)
Also published here
  • Genii, Feb. 1994
2002 Shattering Illusions 113
Jamy Ian Swiss Sleights, Lies, and Videotape book vs. videos
  • And Furthermore... (updated thoughts)
Also published here
  • Genii, Jan. 1994
2002 Shattering Illusions 125
Jamy Ian Swiss First Do No Harm
2002 Shattering Illusions 136
Jamy Ian Swiss Good Trick, Bad Trick on criteria for judging magic tricks
  • Audience Involvement
  • Emotional Hook
  • Visuality
  • Inherent Humor
  • High Concept
Inspired by 2002 Shattering Illusions 141
Jamy Ian Swiss The Too-Perfect Theory in Action
  • And Furthermore... (updated thoughts)
Also published here
  • Genii, Aug. 2001
2002 Shattering Illusions 179
Jamy Ian Swiss In Defense of Technique
  • And Furthermore... (updated thoughts)
Also published here
  • Genii, Apr. 1994
2002 Shattering Illusions 193
Jamy Ian Swiss Unnatural Acts: Invoking the Supra-natural
2002 Shattering Illusions 202
Jamy Ian Swiss A Commercial Message
2002 Shattering Illusions 219
Jamy Ian Swiss Lessons and Learning
  • And Furthermore... (updated thoughts)
Also published here
  • Genii, May 1994
2002 Shattering Illusions 229
Jamy Ian Swiss The Elements of Style on presentation and persona
Inspired by 2002 Shattering Illusions 242
Jamy Ian Swiss The Search for Mystery
2002 Shattering Illusions 265
Jamy Ian Swiss About the Author
2002 Shattering Illusions 279
Jamy Ian Swiss Swiss on Riser
2006 Secrets of an Escamoteur xi
Jamy Ian Swiss Foreword
2006 Switch xiii
John Lovick, Mike Kozlowski, Roger Klause, James Lewis, Michael Ammar, Bruce Cervon, Michael Weber, Jamy Ian Swiss, Gregory Wilson, Jay Sankey, Paul Gertner Chapter 2: Performance Issues and Answers comments on each question by several of the listed creators
  • Top Tip or Not to Tip?
  • "Bill Switch" or "Bill Change"?
  • What's the Best Way to Learn the Bill Switch?
  • Fast or Slow?
  • Do You Justify the Folding?
  • Is There a Magic Moment?
  • Can You Create Belief, or Do People Always Know You Merely Switch Bills?
  • Any Final Thoughts?
2006 Switch 9
John Lovick, Gregory Wilson, James Lewis, Jamy Ian Swiss, Jay Sankey Prefolding the Bill
2006 Switch 57
Jamy Ian Swiss Quadradical Currency combination routine with bill changes, torn and restored to mis-made bill, borrowed signed bill to wallet
Inspired by
  • "Borrowed Bill Routine" (John Cornelius, 1984 manuscript)
2006 Switch 258
Jamy Ian Swiss Introduction
  • The Cards
  • The Setup
2006 Factory Misprints 2
Jamy Ian Swiss The Follow-Up
  • The Quick Reset
2006 Factory Misprints 6
Jamy Ian Swiss A Finessed Handling for the Double Change
Inspired by 2006 Factory Misprints 9
Jamy Ian Swiss More Options
2006 Factory Misprints 10
Jamy Ian Swiss The Cincinnati Script "Notes from Jamy on Presentation"
2006 Factory Misprints 11
Karl Fulves They Walk By Night on a New York Times article on magic, Jamy Ian Swiss
2008 Prolix (Issue 4) 250
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The E-Books of Tom Stone by Tom Stone Jan. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 1) 98
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Abstract Passions by Tom Stone Jan. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 1) 98
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Marvelpiece by Tom Stone Jan. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 1) 99
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Plots - Spells - Typos by Tom Stone Jan. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 1) 99
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Sleapless in a Pipe Dream by Tom Stone Jan. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 1) 100
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) A Bite My Dear by Tom Stone Jan. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 1) 100
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Eye of the Last Dragon by Tom Stone Jan. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 1) 100
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Flatland Fever by Tom Stone Jan. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 1) 100
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Gravel by Tom Stone Jan. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 1) 101
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Tracking Mr. Fogg by Tom Stone Jan. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 1) 101
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Catching Up with Milo and Roger by Dustin Stinett Jan. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 1) 102
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume One: Notebooks 1, 2, 3; 1964-1965 by Bruce Cervon Mar. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 3) 104
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) 52 Ways to Cheat at Poker by Allan Zola Kronzek Mar. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 3) 106
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Posterlind Trilogy by Richard Osterlind Mar. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 3) 108
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Approaching Magic by David Regal May 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 5) 94
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Jack Parker's 52 Memories by Jack Parker (written by Andi Gladwin) May 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 5) 98
Jamy Ian Swiss In Memoriam: Herb Zarrow - A Giant Among Us
Also published here July 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 7) 18
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Revelation by Dai Vernon (written by David Ben)Also published here July 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 7) 96
Jamy Ian Swiss Memorial: Lou Lancaster - Lou, We Hardly Knew Ye
Sep. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 9) 18
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Close Up: The Real Secrets of Magic by David Stone Sep. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 9) 90
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Zarrow: Lifetime of Magic by Herb Zarrow (written by David Ben) Nov. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 11) 106
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Verbal Magic by Juan Tamariz (written by Gema Navarro) Nov. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 11) 108
Jamy Ian Swiss, Chris Capehart Chris Capehart: Takin' It From The Streets with interview
Dec. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 12) 52
Jamy Ian Swiss The Method Is Not the Trick
Also published here
  • Antinomy
2011 Devious Standards 1
Jamy Ian Swiss Martin Nash
Also published here
  • Genii
2011 Devious Standards 21
Jamy Ian Swiss Discovering Importance
Also published here
  • Antinomy
2011 Devious Standards 29
Jamy Ian Swiss Empathy
Also published here
  • Antinomy
2011 Devious Standards 47
Jamy Ian Swiss Derek Dingle - Times Remembered, Times Past
Also published here
  • Genii
2011 Devious Standards 73
Jamy Ian Swiss A Dissertation on the Double Lift with many approaches and references, credit information
  • The Stuart Gordon Lift
  • The Paul Curry Lifts
  • Charlie Miller's Double Lift
  • Brother John Hamman's Double Lift
  • Flourish Lifts
  • The D'Amico One-Handed Double Lift
  • The Jennings Snap Lift
  • Bert Allerton's Snap-Over Lift
  • Bob White's Flash Double
Also published here
  • Antinomy
2011 Devious Standards 95
Jamy Ian Swiss The Instantaneous Double Lift discussion of hit double lift
2011 Devious Standards 107
Art Altman, Jamy Ian Swiss The Altman Trap
2011 Devious Standards 112
Jamy Ian Swiss On the Knock-Out Double Lift
Related to 2011 Devious Standards 115
Jamy Ian Swiss Bob Read
Also published here
  • Genii
2011 Devious Standards 133
Jamy Ian Swiss The JS Rules of Magic
  • Codicil
Also published here
  • Antinomy
2011 Devious Standards 145
Jamy Ian Swiss The Last Layman
Also published here
  • Antinomy
2011 Devious Standards 187
Jamy Ian Swiss Billy McComb - The Hippest Guy in the Room
Also published here
  • Genii
2011 Devious Standards 201
Jamy Ian Swiss About the Author
2011 Devious Standards 213
Jamy Ian Swiss The Vanishing Aces Revealed Aces vanish one by one from top of deck, deck cut into four piles, Aces re-appear on top
  • For the Purist
  • The Jennings Revelation
Also published here 2011 A Visit to Spain 1
Jamy Ian Swiss, Geoffrey Latta Point Blank face card is transformed (picking off the pip), deck becomes blank and normal again
Also published here 2011 A Visit to Spain 6
Jamy Ian Swiss Re-Re-Re-Reset
Also published here 2011 A Visit to Spain 9
Jamy Ian Swiss Wish Fulfillment two selections lost, indifferent card put in matchbook easel changes into first selection, second signed selection found folded in matchbook
Also published here 2011 A Visit to Spain 13
Jamy Ian Swiss Kiss of the Big Apple folded card in apple-shaped metal container, additional items drop out during dump
Also published here 2011 A Visit to Spain 15
Jamy Ian Swiss The Under-the-Spread Fold
2011 A Visit to Spain 17
Jamy Ian Swiss A Curiously Strong Card Trick folded card to small Altoids tin box
Also published here 2011 A Visit to Spain 19
Jamy Ian Swiss Stabbed in the Sandwich card is tossed into tabled deck between two reversed cards
Also published here 2011 A Visit to Spain 23
Jamy Ian Swiss Premonition Redux
Also published here 2011 A Visit to Spain 25
Jamy Ian Swiss Me-Fly
Also published here 2011 A Visit to Spain 27
Jamy Ian Swiss Two Empty Hands noiceless transfer of stack of coins, for use in Cylinder and Coins
Also published here 2011 A Visit to Spain 31
Jamy Ian Swiss Mentalism vs. Mental Magic
  • Clarity of Effect
  • The Method is Not the Trick
  • Mental Magic
  • The Revelation of Thinking
  • Process and Derren Brown
  • Minor Processes
  • Process versus Procedure
  • More on Process: From Psychic to Psychologist
  • Predictions are Mental Magic
Also published here 2012 Dichotomies 7
Jamy Ian Swiss Pocket Change & a Jaks Peek Wallet
2012 Dichotomies 23
Jamy Ian Swiss Change in the Pocket amount of change in spectator's pocket predicted by performer in wallet
2012 Dichotomies 24
Jamy Ian Swiss Boon Purse Pocket Holder nail writer (or thumb tip) holder, magnetic
2012 Dichotomies 27
Jamy Ian Swiss Astrological Prediction newspaper astrology column is cut where spectators want à la Clip Line, top line of cut-off strip is predicted as well as sign and birth date of spectator
Inspired by 2012 Dichotomies 31
Jamy Ian Swiss Free Association two geometric shapes and a word are divined
Also published here 2012 Dichotomies 41
Jamy Ian Swiss Acidus Quadraticus Probabilis four things written in four quadrants of a billet are divined
Related to 2012 Dichotomies 49
Jamy Ian Swiss Semi-Precious Pendulum spectator thinks of one of several gemstones and locates it via pendulum, it's also predicted
2012 Dichotomies 55
Jamy Ian Swiss Mentalism Grows Up
Also published here 2012 Dichotomies 61
Jamy Ian Swiss Introduction on crediting
2016 It's Another Interesting Application Of That Principle 1
Jamy Ian Swiss Sm'All Backs Quick Three-Way type
Inspired byAlso published here 2016 It's Another Interesting Application Of That Principle 5
Jamy Ian Swiss Acing The Small Backs the three cards change to four Aces as finale, with sucker element
Also published here 2016 It's Another Interesting Application Of That Principle 10
Jamy Ian Swiss Sandswitch selection appears between two isolated sandwich cards and then changes into second selection
Inspired byAlso published here 2016 It's Another Interesting Application Of That Principle 13
Jamy Ian Swiss The Sandwich Loading Maneuver from bottom of deck in right-hand end grip between sandwich cards in left hand
Related to 2016 It's Another Interesting Application Of That Principle 14
Jamy Ian Swiss Stabbed In The Sandwich card is tossed into tabled deck between two reversed cards
Also published here 2016 It's Another Interesting Application Of That Principle 17
Jamy Ian Swiss, Geoffrey Latta Point Blank face card is transformed (picking off the pip), deck becomes blank and normal again
Also published here 2016 It's Another Interesting Application Of That Principle 19
Jamy Ian Swiss Premonition Redux
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 2016 It's Another Interesting Application Of That Principle 21
Jamy Ian Swiss Hippity Cop ungaffed Hopping Halves
Inspired byAlso published here 2016 It's Another Interesting Application Of That Principle 23
Jamy Ian Swiss Me-Fly
Inspired byAlso published here 2016 It's Another Interesting Application Of That Principle 27
Jamy Ian Swiss Handy Coins Across extra coin, last coin into spectator's hand
Inspired by 2016 It's Another Interesting Application Of That Principle 31
Jamy Ian Swiss Well in Hand Okito adapted to be performed in the hands of the spectator
Inspired by 2016 It's Another Interesting Application Of That Principle 33
Jamy Ian Swiss Direct Steal & Jumbo Coin Transformation as climax for a flurry
Also published here
  • Magic Manuscript, Sep./Oct. 1992
2016 It's Another Interesting Application Of That Principle 37
Jamy Ian Swiss Two Empty Hands noiceless transfer of stack of coins, for use in Cylinder and Coins
Also published here 2016 It's Another Interesting Application Of That Principle 41
Jamy Ian Swiss The Solid Glass one-cup routine with paper-wrapped glass, glass shown to have turned upside down in paper wrapping as finale
Also published here
  • marketed item, 1987
2016 It's Another Interesting Application Of That Principle 45
Jamy Ian Swiss Credit Information on Solid Cup Finale
2016 It's Another Interesting Application Of That Principle 45
Jamy Ian Swiss Introduction
2017 Light and Heat
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Steel and Silver by Paul Gertner (written by Richard Kaufman)Also published here
  • Genii, June 1994
2017 Light and Heat 1
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Strong Magic by Darwin OrtizAlso published here
  • Genii, July 1994
2017 Light and Heat 9
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Dai Vernon Book of Magic by Dai Vernon (written by Lewis Ganson)Also published here
  • Genii, Dec. 1994
2017 Light and Heat 17
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Sleight of Mouth by Harry AllenAlso published here
  • Genii, Oct. 1995
2017 Light and Heat 21
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Modern Art by Jim SteinmeyerAlso published here
  • Genii, March 1996
2017 Light and Heat 23
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Books of Wonder Volumes One and Two by Tommy Wonder (written by Stephen Minch)Also published here
  • Genii, June 1996
2017 Light and Heat 27
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Houdini!!! by Harry Houdini (written by Ken Silverman)Also published here
  • Genii, Dec. 1996
2017 Light and Heat 38
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Art of Astonishment by Paul HarrisAlso published here
  • Genii, June 1996
2017 Light and Heat 45
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Legendary Hierophant by Jon RacherbaumerAlso published here
  • Genii, May 1999
2017 Light and Heat 51
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Theater of the Mind by Barrie RichardsonAlso published here
  • Genii, Nov. 1999
2017 Light and Heat 57
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Pure Effect by Derren BrownAlso published here
  • Genii, March 2000
2017 Light and Heat 63
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Intercept by Harvey BergAlso published here
  • Genii, July 2000
2017 Light and Heat 70
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The James File by Stewart James (written by Allan Slaight)Also published here
  • Genii, Aug. 2000
2017 Light and Heat 72
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Book of Secrets by John CarneyAlso published here
  • Genii, Jan. 2003
2017 Light and Heat 81
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Mnemonica by Juan TamarizAlso published here
  • Genii, Sep. 2004
2017 Light and Heat 90
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Complete Workers Ebook by Michael CloseAlso published here
  • Genii, May 2005
2017 Light and Heat 105
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Revelation by Dai Vernon (written by David Ben)Also published here 2017 Light and Heat 117
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Fooling Houdini by Alex StoneAlso published here
  • Genii, July 2012
2017 Light and Heat 128
Jamy Ian Swiss He Was That Good
Related to
  • "In Memoriam, Geoffrey Latta" (Jamy Ian Swiss, Genii, Feb. 2009)
2017 The Long Goodbye — Latta on Coins ix
Geoffrey Latta, Jamy Ian Swiss Hung Fu three half dollars vanish, Chinese coin part of handling, grows into jumbo Chinese coin as finale
Inspired byVariations 2017 The Long Goodbye — Latta on Coins 312
Jamy Ian Swiss Acknowledgements
2017 Preserving Mystery viii
Jamy Ian Swiss Hacked to Death
2017 Preserving Mystery 3
Jamy Ian Swiss What Works
Also published here
  • Antinomy No. 8
2017 Preserving Mystery 21
Jamy Ian Swiss How Do We Insult Thee? Let Me Count the Ways
2017 Preserving Mystery 29
Jamy Ian Swiss Critical Thinking
2017 Preserving Mystery 39
Jamy Ian Swiss Dichotomies: Mentalism versus Mental Magic
  • Clarity of Effect
  • The Method is Not The Trick
  • Mental Magic
  • The Revelation of Thinking
  • Process and Derren Brown
  • Minor Processes
  • Process versus Procedure
  • More on Process: From Psychic to Psychologist
  • Predictions Are Mental Magic
Also published here 2017 Preserving Mystery 46
Jamy Ian Swiss Escape Artistry movies The Prestige & The Illusionist
Also published here
  • Smoke & Mirrors #4, June 2012
2017 Preserving Mystery 66
Jamy Ian Swiss Al Flosso: Coney Island Fakir
  • From the Land of Malagoola
  • The Affus-Gaffus
  • Snadda, Madda Goola, Beef Stewla, Lolla-Paloola! Nobody Sleeps When I Work!
  • King of Koins
  • The Closer You Watch Me, the Quicker You'll Find Out How Little You Know
  • Watch the Professor
  • Stand Up Straight, Boy. He's All Right. He's All Right.
Also published here
  • Genii, Oct. 1995
2017 Preserving Mystery 81
Jamy Ian Swiss IMAM! on Imam Hossain
Also published here
  • Genii, Mar. 2013
2017 Preserving Mystery 97
Jamy Ian Swiss The Skinner Touch
  • I Miss Michael Skinner
2017 Preserving Mystery 105
Jamy Ian Swiss A Giant Among Us on Herb Zarrow
Also published here 2017 Preserving Mystery 127
Jamy Ian Swiss Presto: A Grand Master on Earl "Presto" Johnson
  • Presto!
Also published here
  • Genii, Dec. 2010
2017 Preserving Mystery 133
Jamy Ian Swiss Presto Magic introduction to trick section
2017 Preserving Mystery 141
Jamy Ian Swiss Making Introductions on introductions in magic books
  • The Book List
Also published here
  • Antinomy No. 6
2017 Preserving Mystery 153
Jamy Ian Swiss Suiting Repertoire
2017 Preserving Mystery 175
Jamy Ian Swiss On the French Drop detailled discussion
Related to 2017 Preserving Mystery 186
Jamy Ian Swiss Gaffs versus Skill "And the Clear Winner Is ..."
Also published here
  • Antinomy No. 1
2017 Preserving Mystery 197
Jamy Ian Swiss SSSS: The Swiss Sleight Study System how to developing a sleight repertoire, list of sleight categories with cards with references, updated
Also published here 2017 Preserving Mystery 207
Jamy Ian Swiss The "SSSS" Applied to Coin Magic updated
Also published here 2017 Preserving Mystery 229
Jamy Ian Swiss On the Slow-Motion Vanish Plot and Concealments
2017 Preserving Mystery 230
Jamy Ian Swiss Preserving Mystery
Also published here
  • Antinomy No. 12
2017 Preserving Mystery 233
Jamy Ian Swiss Publication Credits
2017 Preserving Mystery 250
Jamy Ian Swiss About the Author
2017 Preserving Mystery 254
Jamy Ian Swiss Foreword: My Life and Times with Johnny Thompson
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 11
Jamy Ian Swiss Jamy Ian Swiss Final Load Sequence
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 29
Jimmy Grippo, Johnny Thompson Grippo's Card to Envelope sealed empty envelope is passed through deck, then signed selection is found inside, duplicate or divided card (see reference), originally done with pocket index by Grippo
Related to 2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 119
Jamy Ian Swiss Card Vanish Suggestion using gaff instead of duplicate for clean vanish
Related to 2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 125
Jamy Ian Swiss Acknowledgements
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 324
Jamy Ian Swiss Flashback Book Test with clean-up switch, brief
2018 Repertoire 95
Jamy Ian Swiss SandSwitch selection appears between two isolated sandwich cards and then changes into second selection
Also published here 2018 A Visit to England 2
Jamy Ian Swiss The Sandswitch Loading Maneuver from bottom of deck in right-hand end grip between sandwich cards in left hand
2018 A Visit to England 3
Jamy Ian Swiss Stabbed In The Sandwich card is tossed into tabled deck between two reversed cards
Also published here 2018 A Visit to England 6
Jamy Ian Swiss Premonition Redux
Also published here
  • Thoughts II, 2006 edition
2018 A Visit to England 8
Jamy Ian Swiss Me-Fly
Also published here
  • Thoughts II, 2006 edition
2018 A Visit to England 10
Jamy Ian Swiss Two Empty Hands noiceless transfer of stack of coins, for use in Cylinder and Coins
Also published here 2018 A Visit to England 14
Jamy Ian Swiss Is Wax Tacky? "Thoughts on the Card on Ceiling"
Also published here 2018 A Visit to England 18
Jamy Ian Swiss The Sucrets Repeat Set-up for Card on Ceiling set-up allows repeated performances
Also published here
  • Genii, Sep. 1987
2018 A Visit to England 20
Jamy Ian Swiss A Curiously Strong Card Trick folded card to small Altoids tin box
Also published here 2018 A Visit to England 22
Jamy Ian Swiss The Under-the-Spread Fold
2018 A Visit to England 26
Jamy Ian Swiss The Bold Spread Steal as card is returned to in-the-hands spread and everything squared up
2018 A Visit to England 28
Jamy Ian Swiss The Cups and Balls and Me
  • The Masterclass Liner Notes
2018 A Visit to England 30
Jamy Ian Swiss Free Association two geometric shapes and a word are divined
Also published here 2018 A Visit to England 39
Christian Scherer Stand-Up Hung Fu three silver coins travel in hole of Chinese coin and appear again, then Chinese coin turns into jumbo coin and silver coins vanish and reappear a second time
Inspired by 2020 Stand-Up Hung Fu 3