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S. W. Erdnase The Diagonal Palm-Shift mention of top palm, bottom palm, multiple shift on page 141
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 137
S. W. Erdnase Palming two methods
  • without apparently touching the deck with right hand
  • single card à la Vernon's Topping the Deck
Related toVariations 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 144
Unknown Blind Shuffles, Retaining Entire Order. - First Method
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 159
Dai Vernon "Topping The Deck"
Related toVariations 1941/49 Select Secrets 7
Unknown The Selective Touch finding matching cards from pocket for any named card, binary four card set-up that combines to any card
Variations 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 225
Unknown Open Cull while looking through the deck, crude
Variations 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 16
Bill Simon Gone steal to other hand, with reference to produce a coin from spectator's ear
Variations 1952 Modern Coin Magic 32
Dai Vernon Out of sight - out of mind original handling
Related toVariations 1960 More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 14
Harry Lorayne The Inseparable Four four Kings shuffled in four packets, then together, then all Kings together in middle, optional faro
Related toVariations 1962 Close-up Card Magic 148
Jerry Andrus Satan's Shuffle false riffle shuffle, spring type
Variations 1976 Andrus Card Control 58
Roy Walton The Smiling Mule two parts, first gag then surprise twist, named card ends up sandwiched between aces in the middle of the deck
Related toVariations 1979 That Certain Something... 13
Frank Thompson Thompson False Cut
Related toVariations 1982 Six Impromptu Card Tricks 45
Edward Marlo Future Classic Palm
Related to 1983 Marlo without Tears 255
Larry Jennings T.N.T. Bottom Deal Take and Turn
Related to 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 141
David Britland, Joe Dignam Master of the Game poker hand that the performer receives with cutting procedure from shuffled deck is predicted, Serendipity Poker Principle
  • Routine Number One
  • Routine Number Two (with possible exchange of cards)
Inspired byVariations 1988 Master of the Game 3
Edward Marlo The Pseudo Method looks like full grip deal, but it's not
Variations 1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 339
Jerry Sadowitz Name a Card Triumph from shuffled deck using riffle culling
Related to 1989 Cards on the Table 95
Gary Kurtz Hypothetical Possibilities ambitious card, signature vanishes and reappears, wallet
Variations 1990 Unexplainable Acts 11
Gary Kurtz Top to Bottom Pivot Palm
Related to 1990 Unexplainable Acts 27
Steve Beam The Opened Prediction bold and easy open prediction, name written on joker, no-touch force
Related to 1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 47
Angelo Carbone Humbug deck vanish based on optical illusion
  • How to hold Humbug
  • Where to hold Humbug
  • Lighting Conditions
  • Ditching the Deck
  • Taking Care of Humbug
Variations 1994 Humbug 4
Jackie McClements Shock Treatment deck vanishes at the end of a four Ace discovery, with variations
A. The basic vanish as an ace discovery
B. The Original 1984 Handling (requiring a Ghost Count)
Related toVariations 1994 Shock Treatment 19
Paul Harris Backlash card signed on both sides, spelled to, put in pocket, travels back, one signature changes into performer's name
Variations 1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue New Stuff) 29
Chad Long The Shuffling Lesson spectator shuffles and cuts and turns over
Related toVariations 1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Astonishing Friends) 299
Paul Harris, Jay Ose Spectator's Ose False Cut spectator does the false cut
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Astonishing Friends) 300
Peter Duffie Odditorial two cards chosen from packet, dealt in two piles, selection only odd card in red-black separated pile, bad blind/stupid
Related toAlso published here
  • in "The Griffin"
1996 With Cards 8
Bruce Cervon Turnabout is Faro Play spectator separates face-up/face-down with closed eyes, "This is an interesting effect. I don't say it is a good effect, but it is certainly novel."
Related to 1998 Hard-Boiled Mysteries 134
Pit Hartling Chaos Cut sloppy false running-cut
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1998 The Book 115
Steven Hamilton Dupli-Temps Switch two packets are apparently exchanged
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1998 Five Times Five — Scotland 64
Jack Carpenter Blind Lemon Aces Aces lost in deck and produced from right hand ("not this hand, the other hand")
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1999 Impressing Jodie Foster 10
Jay Sankey Back In Time slop shuffle with time travelling presentation
Variations 2004 Sankey Unleashed 1
Benjamin Earl Real Scarne aces dealt to poker hand from a spectator shuffled deck, thought of card predicted in pocket
2007 Seeing with Photo-Electric Eyes 7
Benjamin Earl Playing the Odds spectator shuffles and deals themselves royal flush, thought-of card divined
Variations 2007 Seeing with Photo-Electric Eyes 10
Benjamin Earl Ramjollock spectator selects card, shuffles and cuts, performer reveals card
2007 Seeing with Photo-Electric Eyes 12
Benjamin Earl Hand Built by Trees (handling of Joel Givens' Laser Aces) gambling demonstrations with aces, pack then revealed to be 4 solid blocks with aces at the face of each
2007 Seeing with Photo-Electric Eyes 14
Benjamin Earl Refined Peek Technique peek and glimpse
2007 Seeing with Photo-Electric Eyes 16
Benjamin Earl Pseudo Moe pseudo version of Moe's Move-A-Card
2007 Seeing with Photo-Electric Eyes 16
Benjamin Earl Fingertip Memory named card instantly produced from shuffled deck
2007 Seeing with Photo-Electric Eyes 16
Benjamin Earl Lie Detector 1 cards eliminated until selection found
2007 Seeing with Photo-Electric Eyes 17
Benjamin Earl Lie Detector 2 cards eliminated until selection found, additional thought of card determined
2007 Seeing with Photo-Electric Eyes 17
Benjamin Earl Revelations thoughts on implied effects via choice of revelation used
2007 Seeing with Photo-Electric Eyes 17
Benjamin Earl Thoughts on Misdirection
2007 Seeing with Photo-Electric Eyes 18
Edward Marlo The Complete False Cut straight false swing cut
Related toAlso published here
  • The Gen, Vol. 11 No. 12, Apr. 1956
2007 Marlo on Erdnase 62
Benjamin Earl Logical Strip-Cut Force Spectator say stop anytime during a strip-cut sequence, top card dealt out as selection
Related to 2008 Dexterity Manual 15
Benjamin Earl Logical Strip Discovery Using the Logical Strip-Cut Force during an Ace Production or with a stacked deck
Related to 2008 Dexterity Manual 16
Justin Higham Illogical False Throw-Cut Force
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Face-Up Stripping Control" (Benjamin Earl, Gambit No. 1, 2009)
2008 Dexterity Manual 20
Justin Higham Jungian Poker five poker hands dealt, spectator peeks at one card from a poker hand, all cards are collected and re-dealt, performer gets winning hand of straight flush consisting of peeked at card
Inspired byRelated to 2008 Dexterity Manual 31
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Past Midnight by Benjamin Earl Apr. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 4) 100
Benjamin Earl Editor's note
2009 Gambit (Issue 1) 3
Benjamin Earl The Gambling Lesson various games played, at the end spectator and performer each find four-of-a-kind
Inspired byVariations 2009 Gambit (Issue 1) 6
Benjamin Earl A Jar of Eyeballs... about 90% of everything being rubbish and magic on television
2009 Gambit (Issue 1) 7
Benjamin Earl The Big Question bordered or non-bordered cards
2009 Gambit (Issue 1) 7
Benjamin Earl Real Scarne aces dealt from shuffled deck, named card in pocket
2009 Gambit (Issue 1) 8
Benjamin Earl Case as Holdout spectator shuffles, then deck put in case
2009 Gambit (Issue 1) 9
Benjamin Earl The Simulation Shuffle without bridge, for Malone credit see issue 2, p. 20
Inspired byRelated to 2009 Gambit (Issue 1) 10
Benjamin Earl Face-up stripping controls (F.U.S.C.) tabled
2009 Gambit (Issue 1) 12
Benjamin Earl Erdnase Grip Disguise Bottom Deal "EGD Bottom Deal"
Inspired by 2009 Gambit (Issue 1) 14
Benjamin Earl The Rub of the Green on the presentation of gambling demonstrations
2009 Gambit (Issue 1) 16
Benjamin Earl, Derek DelGaudio Spotlight: Derek DelGaudio
2009 Gambit (Issue 1) 18
Benjamin Earl In a Glimpse lie detector and divination
2009 Gambit (Issue 1) 20
Benjamin Earl Cloak & Dagger Top Tip... getting from Si Stebbins into Mnemonica, joke
2009 Gambit (Issue 1) 21
Benjamin Earl Kevin Fox
2009 Gambit (Issue 1) 22
Benjamin Earl Gambit Responds on Jerry Sadowitz and "Open Triumph" vs. "Name a Card Triumph"
Related to 2009 Gambit (Issue 1) 22
Benjamin Earl C.O.P. Cull Stack very brief
2009 Gambit (Issue 1) 24
Benjamin Earl Editor's note
2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 2
Benjamin Earl The Cards of Leon in-the-hands version without table
Inspired by
  • "Shuffle-Bored" (Simon Aronson)
2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 4
Benjamin Earl News Desk on conventions and how to have a good time there by not going to any events
2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 5
Benjamin Earl The Big Question shift or double undercut, joke
2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 5
Benjamin Earl The Shape Shuffle
Related to 2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 8
Benjamin Earl Switchman - DS 1 cut to table
Inspired by
  • Steve Forte switch from Gambling Protection Series
2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 10
Benjamin Earl The Casual Open Placement (C.O.P.)
Inspired by 2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 12
Benjamin Earl Out of Touch - Out of Date "Ramblings on Card Stuff", opinion
Related to 2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 13
Benjamin Earl The One-Handed Top Palm "Ramblings on Card Stuff", opinion
2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 13
Benjamin Earl Jennings... What a Prick. "Ramblings on Card Stuff", opinion
2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 13
Benjamin Earl The Bottom Deal Demonstration "Ramblings on Card Stuff", opinion
2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 13
Benjamin Earl Spell This S...H...I...T... "Ramblings on Card Stuff", opinion
2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 13
Benjamin Earl Even the Burn Card
2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 15
Benjamin Earl Spectator's Holdout Shuffle spectator shuffles deck in stages yet set-up is retained
Related toVariationsAlso published here 2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 15
Benjamin Earl Pseudo Moe "In a Glimpse"
2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 16
Benjamin Earl Student of the Game brief variation
Inspired by 2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 16
Benjamin Earl, David Williamson Spotlight: David Williamson
2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 17
Benjamin Earl Gambit Responds accusing Lawrence Sullivan of ripping him off, credit corrections
2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 20
Benjamin Earl Quick Little Stack two cards, pseudo mates
2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 21
Benjamin Earl The starting point commentary on "Christ Aces" plot
2012 Less is More 1
Benjamin Earl Thanks to Henry see also page 15 for non-table version
Also published here 2012 Less is More 3
Benjamin Earl The Any Card Game Control display layout that communicates chaos yet retains stack
VariationsAlso published here 2012 Less is More 9
Benjamin Earl Poker, Blackjack & Secret Skills short poker and blackjack deal, four court cards in aces transformation
2012 Less is More 11
Benjamin Earl The Sting Cut work on the tabled triple undercut
Also published here 2012 Less is More 13
Darwin Ortiz Twelve the Hard Way twelve cards from one suit produced to match selection, mistake, transformation in different suit, inspired by Benjamin Earl's "Full Suit Production"
2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 99
Darwin Ortiz, Benjamin Earl Twelve Card Production
2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 100
Benjamin Earl Foreword discussion about ace cutting / ace location effects
2012 Less is More
Benjamin Earl References
2012 Less is More 16
Benjamin Earl Henry in Isolation
VariationsAlso published here 2013 Less is More 2 1
Benjamin Earl Selective Isolation any Ace called for
2013 Less is More 2 4
Benjamin Earl Instant Isolation tabled
Also published here 2013 Less is More 2 5
Larry Jennings, Benjamin Earl The Quick Check Bottom Deal
Inspired by 2013 Less is More 2 9
Benjamin Earl The Stutter-Step Subtlety
Also published here 2013 Less is More 2 13
Benjamin Earl Travelling Isolation
2013 Less is More 2 15
Benjamin Earl Foreward preamble about the Isolation concept
2013 Less is More 2
Benjamin Earl Concluding Remarks further discussion about the Isolation concept
2013 Less is More 2 16
Benjamin Earl References
2013 Less is More 2 17
Benjamin Earl Henry Topped not much relation to Christ Aces plot anymore
Related toAlso published here 2014 Less is More 3 2
Benjamin Earl Blinded by The Hand four Aces located with "other" hand Ramsay-style
Related toVariationsAlso published here 2014 Less is More 3 4
Benjamin Earl Wide Awake Scream two of four lost aces travel to pockets, one ace appears in spectator's hands and deck vanishes leaving last ace
Also published here 2014 Less is More 3 5
Benjamin Earl Four Packet Flow four Ace production, "impressionistically" coming from different parts of the deck
Also published here 2014 Less is More 3 7
Benjamin Earl Pure Flow instant four ace production
Also published here 2014 Less is More 3 12
Benjamin Earl, Frank Thompson Finessed Frank Thompson Cut handling touches
Also published here 2014 Less is More 3 17
Benjamin Earl The Bounce Cut simulates running cut from hand to table
Related toVariationsAlso published here 2014 Less is More 3 19
Benjamin Earl Real Ace Cutting thoughts on cutting four Aces from a shuffled deck
  • Method/approach/philosophy
  • Technical Notes
  • Performance Notes
  • Final Thoughts
Also published here 2014 Less is More 3 25
Benjamin Earl Foreward thoughts on simplicity in design
2014 Less is More 3 1
Benjamin Earl Final Thoughts summary and extension of ideas on simplicity
2014 Less is More 3 32
Benjamin Earl Acknowledgements
2014 Less is More 3 34
Benjamin Earl Foreward introduction of items with thoughts on simplicity
2015 Less is More Bonus 1
Benjamin Earl References
2015 Less is More Bonus 22
Benjamin Earl Shuffled Ose Control stock is controlled even though spectator shuffles deck, cuts and reassembles
Inspired by 2015 Less is More Bonus 2
Benjamin Earl Any Card Game Control small stock handling
Variations 2015 Less is More Bonus 4
Benjamin Earl The Back Room Demo false stacking demo of the four Aces from a spectator shuffled deck
Also published here 2015 Less is More Bonus 8
Benjamin Earl Tabled Chaos Control stock control via improvised Lennart Green style chaotic tabled cuts
2015 Less is More Bonus 6
Benjamin Earl Less is More Gambling Demonstration false gambling demonstration of ace location, false dealing, stacking, shuffle tracking, card mucking and four of a kind climax
2015 Less is More Bonus 10
Benjamin Earl No-Motion Four Aces four aces cut from a shuffled deck followed by ace assembly
Also published here 2015 Less is More Bonus 12
Benjamin Earl Unconsidered Switch in lieu of the Braue Addition
2015 Less is More Bonus 13
Benjamin Earl For Your Attention copyright notice
2015 Switch
Benjamin Earl Introduction about transposition effects
2015 Switch 1
Benjamin Earl Paper Switch
  • First Method - The Delayed Palm Removal (DPR)
  • Second Method - Psychological Isolation
  • Third Method - Pocket Palm and In-Action Palm Replacement
  • Fourth Method - Covered Palm Replacement and Palm Change
  • Fifth Method - All Techniques Combined
2015 Switch 2
Benjamin Earl Metal Switch "or To Swapeth a Penie and a Groat"
2015 Switch 10
Benjamin Earl The Peek Load while peering into hand
2015 Switch 12
Benjamin Earl Summary
2015 Switch 17
Benjamin Earl References
2015 Switch 18
Benjamin Earl For Your Attention copyright notice
2015 F for Fiction iv
Benjamin Earl Preface
2015 F for Fiction vi
Benjamin Earl Four-Card Impossible performer gives prediction to spectator who then selects a card and two more to make four-of-a-kind
2015 F for Fiction 1
Steve Beam, Benjamin Earl Deal Force open prediction bluff procedure, no-touch force
Related to 2015 F for Fiction 3
Benjamin Earl Finish 52 finding matching cards from pocket for any named card, then taking all cards except selection from pocket, binary five-card set-up that combines to any card
Inspired byRelated to 2015 F for Fiction 7
Benjamin Earl Pocket Addition bold
2015 F for Fiction 7
Benjamin Earl Followers for finale deck vanishes and leaves last Ace behind
2015 F for Fiction 12
Benjamin Earl Spread Display spreading through deck with faces towards audience and hiding a number of cards
2015 F for Fiction 16
Benjamin Earl The Fade Away Deck Vanish finale of routine
2015 F for Fiction 20
Benjamin Earl Summary
2015 F for Fiction 22
So Sato Mass Destruction Stacking deck cut into piles, spectator shuffles all, yet some set-up is retained
Inspired byRelated to 2016 The Secrets of So Sato 118
Benjamin Earl For Your Attention copyright notice
2016 Psychologica vi
Benjamin Earl Preface
2016 Psychologica viii
Benjamin Earl Background Theory
  • Expectation and Imagination
  • Memory Distortion
  • Embodied Cognition
  • Summary
2016 Psychologica 1
Benjamin Earl Psychologica slop shuffle
2016 Psychologica 8
Benjamin Earl Peeked Card as Thought-of Card
Related to 2016 Psychologica 9
Benjamin Earl Finessed Slop Shuffle
2016 Psychologica 10
Benjamin Earl Overhand Mess Shuffle face-up/face-down display
2016 Psychologica 13
Benjamin Earl Hallucination Shuffle face-up/face-down display
2016 Psychologica 14
Benjamin Earl End Notes
2016 Psychologica 19
Benjamin Earl Boxed Triumph presentational ploy
Related to 2016 Psychologica 20
Benjamin Earl For Your Attention copyright notice
2016 This is not a Box iv
Benjamin Earl Preface
2016 This is not a Box vii
Benjamin Earl Real Magic - A Paradigm for Conjuring
Also published here 2016 This is not a Box 1
Benjamin Earl The Empty Space - Nothingness and Somethingness "Nothingness inherently contains the entire universe. (...) This nothingness is universal and eternal; it is larger than the individual and so all consuming."
2016 This is not a Box 4
Benjamin Earl Selected Time Travel card changes into selection with time travel framing, with time traveling trick references
Inspired byAlso published here 2016 This is not a Box 7
Benjamin Earl A Choice Illusion presentation for card changing into selection
2016 This is not a Box 11
Benjamin Earl The More You Know... presentation for card changing into selection
Related to 2016 This is not a Box 15
Benjamin Earl Confirmation Bias pseudo thought-of card
2016 This is not a Box 17
Benjamin Earl Touch-Think card apparently thought of
2016 This is not a Box 17
Benjamin Earl Primary Movement one coin from hand to hand
2016 This is not a Box 23
Bill Simon, Benjamin Earl Gone Steal Handling
Inspired by 2016 This is not a Box 23
Benjamin Earl Pocket Time Machine small item travels from hand to pocket, time travel presentation
2016 This is not a Box 27
Benjamin Earl For Your Attention copyright notice
2016 Eye Candy iv
Benjamin Earl Preface
2016 Eye Candy vi
Benjamin Earl, Angelo Carbone Framework ungaffed deck vanish except one to four cards, simulation of full deck
  • The Basic Frame
  • Constructing the Z-Frame
  • The Visual Deck Vanish
  • The Clean-Up
  • Ditching The Deck
Inspired by 2016 Eye Candy 1
Benjamin Earl Finding Four Aces with Framework deck vanishes except four aces or four-of-a-kind matching selection
Related to 2016 Eye Candy 5
Benjamin Earl The SDS Vanish "Slip, Ditch & Smoke", complete vanish
2016 Eye Candy 7
Benjamin Earl Memento card signed on both sides, card jumps around, one signature changes into performer's name
Inspired by 2016 Eye Candy 12
Benjamin Earl Card to Mouth finesse for classic ambitious phase
2016 Eye Candy 15
Joseph Barry Thanks to Vernon Aces lost and found
Inspired by 2016 Charlotte's Notes 12
John Wilson The Hypnotic Coin Bend coin bends in spectator's hand
Inspired by
  • "Skin" (Benjamin Earl, DVD, 2008)
2016 You and Me and the Devil Makes Three - Volume I 25
Benjamin Earl Introduction
2017 Less is More xvii
Benjamin Earl Evolving with simplicity; a process of improvement on the Henry Christ Aces plot
2017 Less is More 3
Benjamin Earl Thanks to Henry
Also published here 2017 Less is More 7
Benjamin Earl Notes
  • Removing the Aces
  • Losing the Aces
  • Finding the Aces
2017 Less is More 11
Benjamin Earl Henry in Isolation streamlined, breather
Also published here 2017 Less is More 15
Benjamin Earl Isolation Procedure losing the Aces by shuffling them into four packets
Related to 2017 Less is More 16
Benjamin Earl Instant Isolation tabled, all aces at once
Also published here 2017 Less is More 19
Benjamin Earl Henry Topped not much relation to Christ Aces plot anymore
Also published here 2017 Less is More 22
Benjamin Earl Chapter One Summary
2017 Less is More 25
Benjamin Earl The Sting Cut work on the tabled triple undercut
  • Varying tempo, rhythm & style
  • Adding false strips
  • Ending with a straight cut
  • Performing the cut twice
Related to
  • False Cut - Third Method (Poker by Hardison, 1914)
Also published here
2017 Less is More 29
Benjamin Earl Stutter-Step Subtlety straight cut with illusion of triple cut
Also published here 2017 Less is More 32
Benjamin Earl The Any Card Game Control display layout that communicates chaos yet retains stack
  • Full Deck Control
  • Small Stock Control
Also published here 2017 Less is More 36
Benjamin Earl The Real Optical Shuffle
Variations 2017 Less is More 41
Benjamin Earl, Frank Thompson Finessed Frank Thompson Cut
Inspired byAlso published here 2017 Less is More 47
Benjamin Earl The Bounce Cut simulates running cut from hand to table
Related toAlso published here 2017 Less is More 51
Benjamin Earl Spectator Shuffle Holdout spectator shuffles deck in stages yet set-up is retained
Related toAlso published here 2017 Less is More 56
Benjamin Earl Half & Half Control spectator shuffles deck in stages yet set-up is retained
Related to 2017 Less is More 59
Benjamin Earl Shuffled Ose Control spectator cuts and partially shuffles deck, small stock
Inspired by 2017 Less is More 60
Benjamin Earl Deep Slug Control spectator shuffles deck in parts, set up retained near top below break
2017 Less is More 63
Benjamin Earl Chapter Two Summary
2017 Less is More 66
Benjamin Earl Blinded by the Hand four Aces located with "other" hand Ramsay-style
Also published here 2017 Less is More 69
Benjamin Earl Wide Awake Scream two of four lost aces travel to pockets, one ace appears in spectator's hands and deck vanishes leaving last ace
Inspired byAlso published here 2017 Less is More 71
Benjamin Earl The Back Room Demo false stacking demo of the four Aces from a spectator shuffled deck
Also published here 2017 Less is More 76
Benjamin Earl Clean Cutter in-the-hands Ace cutting
Variations 2017 Less is More 80
Benjamin Earl Clean Cutter 2 in-the-hands Ace production
Inspired by 2017 Less is More 87
Benjamin Earl Flow Productions four Ace cutting production, "impressionistically" coming from different parts of the deck, with credit information
  • Four-Packet Flow
  • Pure Flow
Also published here 2017 Less is More 93
Benjamin Earl Chapter Three Summary
2017 Less is More 99
Benjamin Earl Stem Cell framing routine differently to get different experiences with same handling, four cards shown one by one and tabled, they change into four aces, possible presentations:
  • Stem Cell Monte
  • Stem Cell Magician vs. Gambler
  • Stem Cell Sleight of Hand
2017 Less is More 103
Benjamin Earl The Resourceful Professional gambling routine
1. Shuffle Location/Culling
2. False Dealing
3. Stacking
4. Card Mucking/Switching
5. Shuffle Tracking
6. Four-of-a-Kind Location
Variations 2017 Less is More 110
Benjamin Earl No-Motion Four Aces four aces cut from a shuffled deck followed by ace assembly
Also published here 2017 Less is More 114
Benjamin Earl Unconsidered Switch in lieu of the Braue Addition
2017 Less is More 116
Benjamin Earl Chapter Four Summary
2017 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 2017 Less is More 129
Benjamin Earl Chapter Five Summary
2017 Less is More 139
Benjamin Earl In Closing
2017 Less is More 141
Benjamin Earl Real Magic "A new paradigm for conjuring"
Also published here 2017 Neo-Movement 1
Benjamin Earl What is Neo-Movement? on Simplicity, Psychology & Movement
2017 Neo-Movement 4
Benjamin Earl The Neo-Movement System:
1) Natural Movement Philosophy
  • The Vernon Trap
  • Everyday Movement
  • Open & Closed Patterns of Movement: Movement is Misdirection
2017 Neo-Movement 6
Benjamin Earl 2) Physical Development
  • Reduce
  • Expand
  • Flow (twenty drills)
2017 Neo-Movement 10
Benjamin Earl 3) Psychological Development
  • Self-Permission
  • The Holistic System
  • Mental Rehearsal/Visualisation
  • Finding Flow
  • Objectivity & Empathy
  • Becoming Present/Non-duality
  • Simplicity and Efficiency
2017 Neo-Movement 15
Benjamin Earl Top Change Practice
2017 Neo-Movement 10
Benjamin Earl Using Flow Drills to Practice
2017 Neo-Movement 17
Benjamin Earl The Flo Pitch discussion of a toss vanish à la Goshman
1) Preparatory Body Movement
2) The Toss
3) The Catch
4) Simulation
Notes
2017 Neo-Movement 18
Benjamin Earl Test Conditions Prediction named card predicted in pocket
2017 Neo-Movement 21
Benjamin Earl This Is Now indifferent card changes into selection, "'This Is Now' is a completely different attitude and perspective concerning the nature of effect and method - creating a different conscious experience of performing."
2017 Neo-Movement 23
Benjamin Earl Final Thoughts
2017 Neo-Movement 26
Benjamin Earl, John Guastaferro Spectator's Shuffle Holdout Variation two spectators shuffles deck in stages yet set-up is retained
Inspired by 2017 En Route 60
Dr. Alpen Nacar Nacar's Holdout Sequence Ose Cut and shuffle combination, done by spectator
Inspired byRelated to 2017 The Doors of Deception 146
Tom Rose The One-Handed Man four Aces located with "other" hand Ramsay-style
Inspired byRelated to 2018 From the Red Notebook 17
Tom Rose The Invisible Cut false running cut form hand to table
Inspired by 2018 From the Red Notebook 21
Benjamin Earl Preface
2018 Roleplayer vii
Benjamin Earl Roleplayer (With Aces) spectator makes piles with shuffling and cutting in his own hands and ends up locating the Aces
2018 Roleplayer 1
Benjamin Earl Spectator Shuffle Holdout spectator shuffles deck in stages yet set-up is retained
Also published here 2018 Roleplayer 2
Benjamin Earl Roleplayer (With a Named Four-of-a-Kind) named card located with the matching three-of-a-kind by spectator
1) Full Deck Setup
2) No Setup
2018 Roleplayer 9
Benjamin Earl Displacement Shuffle rearranging top cards
Inspired by 2018 Roleplayer 11
Benjamin Earl Control comment on controlling a four-of-a-kind
2018 Roleplayer 15
Benjamin Earl Natural Culling finesses for spread-culling
  • Hand Gesture
  • Look Down
  • Card Gesture
  • Look Up
  • The Finger Scrape Subtlety
2018 Roleplayer 16
Benjamin Earl Holding-Out
  • Palming from the Top
  • Palming from the Bottom
2018 Roleplayer 20
Benjamin Earl Palm-to-Palm Transfer detail
2018 Roleplayer 21
Benjamin Earl Using the Box as a Holdout
2018 Roleplayer 21
Benjamin Earl A Simple Stock Shuffle lift shuffle
2018 Roleplayer 25
Benjamin Earl Any Card Game Control - Small Stock Handling display layout that communicates chaos yet retains stock
Inspired by 2018 Roleplayer 25
Benjamin Earl The Proxy Control spectator shuffles overhand, small stock retained
2018 Roleplayer 27
Benjamin Earl Attitude & Context
2018 Roleplayer 28
Benjamin Earl Endnotes
2018 Roleplayer 31
Benjamin Earl Discrepancy Switch two packets are apparently exchanged
Related toAlso published here
  • Past Midnight Vol. 2, DVD
2018 Principia 113
Ryan Plunkett Muck Off magician demonstrates switching card on table for card in sleeve, has spectator try it too, then produce Royal Flush from spectator's sleeve
Inspired byAlso published here Oct. 2018 Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2)) 56
Giancarlo Scalia Coincidence at Any Number deck is divided between two spectators and while dealing through a four of a kind appears at a chosen number
Inspired by 2018 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 200
Allan Ackerman Spectator Shuffle to keep Card at Position spectator shuffles the deck in stages, yet a card at a known position is retained there, cards positioned together at known position
Related to 2019 Card Theater 35
Allan Ackerman The Spectator Finds Four spectator says stop two times and decides on a location in the deck to locate Aces
Inspired by 2019 Card Theater 46
Benjamin Earl Real Magic "A new paradigm for conjuring"
Earl's "Model of Magic", diagram
Also published here 2019 Real Magic 1
Benjamin Earl Natural Movement
  • Legs & feet
  • Arms & hands
  • The head
2019 Real Magic 7
Benjamin Earl The Flo Pitch toss vanish à la Goshman
  • 1. Preparatory Body Movement
  • 2. The Toss
  • 3. The Catch
  • 4. Simulation
  • Notes
2019 Real Magic 10
Benjamin Earl Selected Time Travel card changes into selection with time travel framing, with time traveling trick references
Also published here 2019 Real Magic 19
Benjamin Earl Preface
2019 The Shift #1 xii
Benjamin Earl Spinner two cards folded in quarters, one held by spectator, they transpose, no deck involved
2019 The Shift #1 1
Benjamin Earl Folded Card Switch switching two folded cards, à la Annemann Billet Switch
2019 The Shift #1 2
Benjamin Earl Just a Second spectator stops the performer's deal at an apparently mental selection
2019 The Shift #1 11
Benjamin Earl Second Deal Choreography on changing the take on consecutive second deals
2019 The Shift #1 15
Benjamin Earl Out of Oil spectator shuffles and later deals deck into two piles, separating reds and blacks, faro (connection to Oil & Water not clear)
Related to 2019 The Shift #1 23
Benjamin Earl Studio52 Aesthetic Philosophy & Manifesto Ten Considerations for Progress, Delight and Mastery
2019 The Shift #1 vii
Benjamin Earl The Overhand DPS at end of overhand shuffle
Inspired by 2019 The Shift #1 33
Benjamin Earl The Combination Shuffle incorporating back-and-forth and optical actions, see also p. 92
Related to 2019 The Shift #1 41
Benjamin Earl A New Angle how to hold the deck of cards, examples from Erdnase
2019 The Shift #1 53
Benjamin Earl The Art of Practice on practicing and practice methods
  • Basic Arm-Pinning
2019 The Shift #1 63
Benjamin Earl Influence & Deception chapter intro
2019 The Shift #1 71
Benjamin Earl Afterword
2019 The Shift #1 92
Benjamin Earl Studio52 Aesthetic Philosophy & Manifesto Ten Considerations for Progress, Delight and Mastery
2019 The Shift #2 vii
Benjamin Earl Preface in-the-hands card magic
2019 The Shift #2 xii
Benjamin Earl Stepping Stones
  • Step One: card pocketed is shown to be named card
  • Step Two: pocketed card transposes with a second named card in the hands
  • Step Three: "Be Honest" handling
Inspired by
  • "Be Honest, What Is It?" (Eddie Fechter)
2019 The Shift #2 1
Benjamin Earl Slow Roll with turnover choreography
2019 The Shift #2 13
Benjamin Earl M-Theory ambitious card, signature vanishes and reappears
Inspired by 2019 The Shift #2 23
Benjamin Earl Top Change Vanish using top-change dynamics to affect a visual vanish in the off-beat
2019 The Shift #2 26
Benjamin Earl The Erdnase Top Palm single card top palm, credit information
Inspired byRelated to 2019 The Shift #2 35
Benjamin Earl Technical Points about Palming rest positions, covers
2019 The Shift #2 39
Benjamin Earl Top Palm Replacement
2019 The Shift #2 42
Benjamin Earl The Riffle Force with break
2019 The Shift #2 45
Benjamin Earl A False Swing Cut straight false swing cut, triple cut mentioned
Related to 2019 The Shift #2 51
Benjamin Earl Breaking the Frame
2019 The Shift #2 61
Benjamin Earl The Art of Practice on practicing and practice methods involving feet, part two
  • Basic Rolling Drills
2019 The Shift #2 67
Benjamin Earl Influence & Deception chapter intro about Simon Henderson
2019 The Shift #2 73
Benjamin Earl Afterword
2019 The Shift #2 94
Ryan Plunkett Muck Off magician demonstrates switching card on table for card in sleeve, has spectator try it too, then produce Royal Flush from spectator's sleeve
Inspired byAlso published here 2020 Distilled 171
Andi Gladwin Pocket Mule deck in pocket, named card apparently found by sense of touch, but all cards removed as gag, named card removed from another pocket
Inspired byRelated to 2020 The Boy Who Cried Magic 55
Benjamin Earl Studio52 Aesthetic Philosophy & Manifesto Ten Considerations for Progress, Delight and Mastery
2020 The Shift #3 vii
Benjamin Earl Preface
2020 The Shift #3 xii
Benjamin Earl Deep Transposition spectator has card in front of him, Ace of Spades lost in deck, deck shuffled, top card tabled, it is now spectator's card who has Ace of Spades in front of him
2020 The Shift #3 1
Benjamin Earl Blue Moon Triumph spectator shuffles face-up/face-down, deck cased, then Triumph shown
Related to 2020 The Shift #3 15
Benjamin Earl Red Herring Force Variation spectator deals and forces himself a card, no-touch force
Inspired by
  • "Red Herring" (Benjamin Earl, video download, 2018)
Related to
2020 The Shift #3 16
Benjamin Earl Octopus one of three cards thought of, or any card with card-to-pocket out, with alternative peek selection procedure
2020 The Shift #3 21
Benjamin Earl Advanced Loewy Palm getting into position one-handed, end grip take
Related to 2020 The Shift #3 35
Benjamin Earl The Shuffle Pass Mahatma Pass handling with optical shuffle
2020 The Shift #3 43
Benjamin Earl Touch, Think spread held up and spectator asked to think of one, actually only one option à la Dani
2020 The Shift #3 49
Benjamin Earl Always Shuffle! "A fundamental assertion about deceptive card control"
2020 The Shift #3 55
Benjamin Earl The Art of Practice static balance drills
  • Secret Balancing
  • Foot Circles
  • Knee Raises
  • Circular Balance Board
  • Eyes Closed
2020 The Shift #3 63
Benjamin Earl Influence and Deception chapter intro
2020 The Shift #3 71
Benjamin Earl Afterword
2020 The Shift #3 100