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Edward Marlo The Perfect Stop Trick spectator stops at any card, its values is used to count down again and again until selection appears
Related toVariations Early Marlo (Issue Oddity & Other Miracles) 73
Norman Osborn Double Count also "Unlimited Count", five as six with six different faces, double facer
Variations Unlimited 5
Edward Marlo S.O.C. half dollar and three copper coins, transposition, coins to box, coins through card case, see also page 40
Related toVariations Coining Magic 24
Simon Aronson "Lie Detector" Speller
Hierophant (Issue 4) 173
Simon Aronson The Lead-In Routine two card location
Hierophant (Issue 4) 175
Karl Fulves Oracle packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card predicted
Related toVariationsAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 1) 374
Edward Marlo Flash Spelling
Variations Expert Card Chicanery 30
Simon Aronson Some People Think interlocking chains
Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 58
Simon Aronson Lie Sleuth several lies detected, missing card in pocket known, interlocking chains
Variations Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 59
Simon Aronson Group Shuffle three cards, no touch possible, based on Marlo's Location in Ibidem 8/11
Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 60
Simon Aronson Vise Versa 1 signed selection from sandwich to other sandwich in deck
Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 61
Simon Aronson Vise Versa 2 signed selection from sandwich to other sandwich in deck
Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 62
Edward Marlo, Arthur Finley The Missing Hour twelve cards, selection vanishes, two methods
Variations Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue) 25
Harry Lorayne Triple Mate one removed and two thought-of cards found
Related toVariations The Epitome Location 25
Simon Aronson Super Stoned Poker Deal multiple phases
Related to Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 101
Frederick Braue Count-Down Triumph wrong card used to count to selection
Related toVariationsAlso published here Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 11) 143
Simon Aronson Mechanical Color Changing Card Case
Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 136
Allan Ackerman Quick Coincidence
Variations Here's My Card 62
Simon Aronson Triumph for Two two cards selected, Triumph and one card shows, cards re-spread and same selection is face-up and first one transformed into second one
Arch Triumphs 4
Simon Aronson, David Solomon, Edward Marlo Stop Perfecting Triumph! first selection used to count down to second after Triumph
  • Dave Solomon Handling
Inspired byVariations Arch Triumphs 27
Simon Aronson Introduction
A Stack To Remember 1
Simon Aronson The Aronson Stack Introduces the Aronson stack
A Stack To Remember 4
Simon Aronson Draw Poker Deal built into the Aronson Stack
A Stack To Remember 6
Simon Aronson Stud Poker Deal built into the Aronson Stack
A Stack To Remember 6
Simon Aronson Ten Card Poker Deal built into the Aronson Stack
A Stack To Remember 7
Simon Aronson Perfect Bridge Hand built into the Aronson Stack, deals a perfect no-trump hand
A Stack To Remember 10
Simon Aronson Spelling built into the Aronson Stack, spelling bank
A Stack To Remember 11
Simon Aronson, Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Michael F. Zens Any Poker Hand Called For built into the Aronson Stack, based on the Zensational stack
A Stack To Remember 12
Simon Aronson Memorizing the Aronson Stack Tips and mnemonic system for the Aronson stack
A Stack To Remember 16
Simon Aronson Conclusion
A Stack To Remember 30
Simon Aronson Selected Bibliography on Memorized Deck Magic
A Stack To Remember 32
Simon Aronson Ad-Jacent advertisement card is used to stab between selections
Variations Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 51
Derek Dingle Deluxe Anytime Color Triumphant color chaning deck kicker
Variations The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 196
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Sessions by David Solomon (written by Simon Aronson) The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. 4) 31
Martin A. Nash Fast Stack one shuffle and some cutting
Related toVariationsAlso published here Best of Friends 74
Simon Aronson, David Solomon Foreword
Sessions v
Simon Aronson, David Solomon Doublestop two selections, two piles, spectator thinks stop on his selection in one pile and second selection is at same position in other pile
Inspired by
  • "Break Even" (Howard Lyons, Ibidem #4)
Sessions 5
Simon Aronson From All Indications... four piles, top card of one pile chosen, top cards of other piles used to count down to mates of the chosen card
Variations Sessions 9
David Solomon A Simple Indication four piles cut by spectator, top card of one pile chosen, top cards of other piles used to count down to mates of the chosen card
Inspired by Sessions 13
Edward Marlo Marlo's Double Christ Location no-touch cut-deeper selection procedure
Variations Sessions 39
Simon Aronson Quadruple Spellbound
Variations Sessions 47
Simon Aronson, Yomoji Kuno Kuno's Copper Silver Change Variation
Sessions 48
Simon Aronson S-O-See Thru coin in box and hand transpose, coins from hand to box, coin in bottom of box travels to purse
Inspired by Sessions 52
Simon Aronson Countdown Triple Prediction two cards and number of cards in pile predicted
Sessions 80
Simon Aronson Aronson vs. the Observation Test
Sessions 92
Simon Aronson Twice Removed Transposition two selections reversed in deck transpose with two Jokers, each sandwiched between Aces, two double facers
Sessions 96
Simon Aronson Meditations on the Christ Aces incorporating a selected card, inspired by performance of Ricky Jay
Variations Sessions 112
Simon Aronson A Personal Note from Simon... about his life in magic
Sessions 136
Ian Land Imperfect Triumph? another card ends up reversed and its value is used to count to selection, without stack
Inspired by Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 17) 316
Edward Marlo Of Course I can deal a good Poker Hand! combo with control, false dealing
Related toVariations Marlo without Tears 206
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Sessions by Simon Aronson (written by David Solomon) Epoptica (Issue 4) 214
Bill Kalush Rubber Ringer finger ring on rubber band
Related toVariationsAlso published here The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 13) 120
Simon Aronson Donald Duck and Deal chosen number of cards is removed from deck, spectator does deal-duck-procedure, remaining card has picture of Donald Duck ("Your audience should quack up!")
The Card Puzzle 13
Michael Powers Programmed Lie Detector computer program, trick performed by spectator with computer only, computer version of Aronson's Lie Sleuth
Inspired by Powerful Magic 45
Michael Powers Signed Card Appears in card case, using Power Case
  • Variation
Variations Powerful Magic 84
Simon Aronson Simon Aronson's Idea signed card appears in card case, using Power Case
Inspired by Powerful Magic 85
Jeff Busby The Jeff Busby Climax for the Routine one card put in pocket at the beginning turns out to be later selection (prediction kicker, pocket index)
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Histed Heisted" (Simon Aronson, The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson)
Paul Fox's Miracle Gimmick 21
Jon Racherbaumer, Philip T. Goldstein, Simon Aronson The Cut Deeper Location
Inspired byAlso published here
  • MUM, July 1979
At The Table 169
Martin Lewis The Spelling Collins' Aces
Variations Martin's Miracles 36
Michael Ammar Ring Band-It finger ring on rubber band
Variations Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 1) 1
Edward Marlo Four Ways To Go one card removed, two thought of, are found, one ahead, clocking
Inspired byRelated to Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 175
Edward Marlo Ever Ready-Black Routine three phases, locations with divided deck (third phase inspired by previous version in Ibidem)
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Feb. 1967
M.I.N.T. — Volume I 264
Juan Tamariz Total Coincidence first single cards from two decks match, then both decks are in exactly the same order
Related toVariations Sonata 224
Harry Lorayne, Simon Aronson The Equalizer slight variation on Aronson's "ShuffleBored"
Related to Trend Setters 171
John Bannon Play It Straight (Triumph) ordered suit reversed & distributed as finale
Related toVariations Impossibilia 1
Ken Simmons Ultra-Mental Deck Routine Handling three spectators stop during deal and deal a card face-down, same cards are reversed in second deck
Related to Finally! 26
Steve Beam Behind the Back Deck Switch
  • invisible deck presentation
Related toAlso published here The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 32) 564
Simon Aronson Preface
The Aronson Approach ix
Simon Aronson Under Her Spell Queens vanish from their packets, named Queen spelled out, other Queens produced as well
The Aronson Approach 3
Simon Aronson Mark-a-Place Mates deck cut in halves, two spectator touch a card in each half, the cards next to the touch card in one half are the mates of the two card in the other half
Variations The Aronson Approach 10
Simon Aronson Mark-a-Place Force see p. 14 for credit information and applications
The Aronson Approach 11
Simon Aronson Mark-a-Place Aces routine variation to find the Aces instead of two mates
Related to The Aronson Approach 14
Simon Aronson Paragon Poker Gardner-Marlo poker deal, three phases, with variations
Inspired by The Aronson Approach 17
Simon Aronson Self Control spectator cuts off pile and counts, remembers card at same position in rest while reverse-counting them, assembles everything, different revelations suggested
The Aronson Approach 24
Simon Aronson Active Aces merging the beginning of Collins Aces with ending of Christ Aces
Inspired by The Aronson Approach 29
Simon Aronson Simple Simon overhand stacking sequence, with pre-setting during preliminary display, with variations in final comments
Related toVariations The Aronson Approach 36
Simon Aronson "Repeat" Surprise Climax overhand stacking, repeat in which a Royal Flush is received instead, Gardner-Marlo re-deal
The Aronson Approach 38
Simon Aronson Lateral Palm Double Change top and bottom cards shown, they then change to two previous selections, also as Ace production in comment (2)
The Aronson Approach 44
Simon Aronson Two Minds and a Mate card chosen, another removed and a third one though-of, all found
Inspired byRelated toVariations The Aronson Approach 50
Simon Aronson, Brother John Hamman Signed Card Switch Variation
The Aronson Approach 52
Simon Aronson Mix and Match two decks riffle shuffled together and divided into two halves, one chosen from one half, performer shouts stop when the other one is dealt, the cards match
Related to The Aronson Approach 59
Simon Aronson Time Out twelve cards, selection vanishes
Inspired by The Aronson Approach 63
Simon Aronson Upjog Upset Unlimited Count
Inspired by The Aronson Approach 65
Simon Aronson Below the Belt two cards from two decks exchanged below table, they match, ends clean
Related to The Aronson Approach 70
Simon Aronson Oh Pity Me Location clocking with half deck of cyclical stack
  • The Half Deck Principle
  • The Basic Procedure
  • Handling Tips
  • Combinations
The Aronson Approach 75
Simon Aronson Bait and Switch spectator names number and selects card, performer apparently brings the card to that number one-handed behind his back
Inspired by The Aronson Approach 85
Simon Aronson Color Feeling behind back, deck switch
The Aronson Approach 91
Simon Aronson Any Card, Then Any Number with repeat, two methods
The Aronson Approach 93
Simon Aronson Four Part Harmony center cut location expanded to four selections
Inspired by
  • "Center Cut Location" (Card Ideas of Simon Aronson, p. 117)
The Aronson Approach 101
Simon Aronson Memorized Math on memorized deck in combination with mathematical principles
  • Stay Stacks
  • Counting
  • Interlocking Chains (also with one-way backs)
  • Duck and Deal (with formulas)
The Aronson Approach 113
Simon Aronson Simon-Eyes two cards thought of with counting procedure, both cards divined with "No No's Fishing"
  • Reality
  • The Problem
  • No No's Fishing
  • The Simon-Eyes Arrangement
  • The Selection Procedure
  • Fishing in the Simon-Eyes Pack
  • Fishing for the Values
  • Fishing for the Suits
  • The Faro Restacking Simon-Eyes Pack
Related toVariations The Aronson Approach 123
Simon Aronson No No's Fishing fishing concept when fishing for two cards simultaneously
The Aronson Approach 126
Simon Aronson Postscript
The Aronson Approach 172
Gene Castillon Boozy Poker Revisited
Related to Cardfixes 62
Simon Aronson Adding the Aronson Kicker prediction kicker
Cardfixes 175
Jon Racherbaumer One More Thing commentary on thought-of cards, including Simon Aronson's "Simon's Eyes"
The Olram File (Issue 3) 11
Edward Marlo Logical Double Thought, Plus One two cards thought of & one unknown card removed, all found, three methods
Related to The Olram File (Issue 4) 8
Edward Marlo Simpler Than Simple Simon stacking four cards in one overhand shuffle
Inspired by The Olram File (Issue 4) 13
Edward Marlo, Simon Aronson, David Solomon The Path of Olram approaches for "Simon-Eyes", four ideas with forcing decks
Inspired byVariations The Olram File (Issue 5) 12
Edward Marlo Olram's Choice approach for "Simon-Eyes", two different numbers, memorized deck
Inspired by The Olram File (Issue 5) 13
Edward Marlo For the Ace-to-King Boys approach for "Simon-Eyes", two different numbers, NPO stack
Inspired by The Olram File (Issue 5) 14
Edward Marlo Four for the Road three further methods for "Simon Eyes", faro
Inspired byRelated to The Olram File (Issue 8) 14
Simon Aronson Introduction
Smoke and Mirrors 9
Dan Garrett The Transmutant double or quadruple change, consecutive change
Inspired byAlso published here Garrett Does The U.K. 18
James Swain Poker Interchange improvements
Inspired byRelated toVariations Don't Blink 25
Allan Ackerman My Favorite Gemini
Related toVariations Las Vegas Kardma 12
Allan Ackerman Aronson's Gemini
Inspired by
  • "Quad-Mates" (Simon Aronson, MUM, May 1979)
Las Vegas Kardma 20
Alex Elmsley The Restacking Pack stack whose value distribution is not affected by faro shuffles
Related toVariations The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 309
Alex Elmsley Fate's Datebook part of "The Dazzle Act" (starting on page 425 until the end of the book), using a improvisational type of selection procedure
Related toVariations The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 433
Steve Beam Leftovers on Tom Gagnon, 4F convention, Wayne Kyzer, Simon Aronson, Drei-Länder-Kongress, Magic Christian, Leo Polacek, Harry Lucas, John Moran, Ron Jeffries, Simon Lovell
The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 57) 1100
Simon Aronson Preface
Simply Simon
Simon Aronson Point Spread red/black game in several phases played by two spectators, performer predicts difference between number of red and black cards, repeat, shuffle-bored finale
Simply Simon 3
Simon Aronson Equalizer Credit Information
Related to Simply Simon 16
Simon Aronson, John Bannon Simon's and John's proof of the Red-Black Relationship Principle
Simply Simon 18
Simon Aronson Moves and Removes marker moved on 3x3 layout, final card predicted, with 4x4 "Sixteen Card Version" on p. 30
Related to
  • Martin Gardner Presents (1993), p. 149
Simply Simon 19
Simon Aronson Child's Play rock/paper/scissors with small prop versions, with three chips, outcome predicted
Inspired by
  • "My First Trick" (Robert Neale, Tricks of the Imagination, 1991)
Simply Simon 31
Simon Aronson Simple Double Duke Aces shown, short overhand shuffle, stacked except one, performer has Royal Flush
Related to Simply Simon 47
Simon Aronson Stack In Trade Aces stacked to performer and shown during deal, then another player has Aces and performer Royal Flush
  • Overhand Shuffle Methode (Version 1)
  • Streamlined Handling
  • Collins Method (Version 2)
Inspired by Simply Simon 52
Simon Aronson Three For Two three selections made in different way, no-touch selection procedure, all located, two key cards, first cut of cut-deeper force
Inspired by Simply Simon 61
Simon Aronson The Aronson Stripout with final three-packet cut on table
  • Push Through Variation
  • Front Lift Variation
Related to Simply Simon 65
Simon Aronson Quad-Mates Revisited four cards put in deck at four positions, next to mates, Gemini Twins with four cards and spelling of random words
Inspired by
  • "Quad-Mates" (Simon Aronson, MUM, May 1979)
Related to
Simply Simon 73
Simon Aronson Doublestop Simplified two selections, two piles, spectator thinks stop on his selection in one pile and second selection is at same position in other pile
  • Key Method
  • "No Key" Method
Inspired by Simply Simon 79
Simon Aronson Lift Shuffle Control for two cards
Simply Simon 80
Simon Aronson This Side Up playing card with "Instructions" written on them becomes signed selection on one side
Inspired by
  • "Emergency Card" (Randy Wakeman, Randy Wakeman Presents)
Simply Simon 87
Simon Aronson Plastic Sleeve Switch with divider
Simply Simon 94
Simon Aronson Happy Birthday odd-backed card matches spectator's birthday card in date book
Inspired by Simply Simon 96
Simon Aronson The Calendar Card card chosen by spectator matches card on spectator's birthday in calendar list
Simply Simon 103
Simon Aronson Other Applications for th Personalized Greeting Card ideas on how to use greeting cards with customized messages on them
Simply Simon 110
Simon Aronson Two Possibilities with impromptu handling in final comment
Variations Simply Simon 113
Michael Close, Simon Aronson MC Spread Double Lift Variant
Simply Simon 115
Simon Aronson The Trained Deck selection cut into deck, three chosen cards added, selection at this position, repeated, then selected card is spelled by spectator in his head while performer deals, performer stops at selection, Multiple Card Sum Stack
Simply Simon 123
Simon Aronson Mark-a-Place Move
Simply Simon 126
Simon Aronson Multiple Card Sum Stacks
Related to Simply Simon 134
Simon Aronson, Geoffrey Scalbert Sunken Key Placement
Simply Simon 131
Simon Aronson Doubly Lazy two selections, Ace to King twice
Related to Simply Simon 136
Simon Aronson Spell Check three cards spelled to consecutively starting with random card, selection at end of last spell, declining letter spells
Simply Simon 139
Simon Aronson Suit Yourself one deck mixed face-up/face-down, other deck shuffled twice and named suit removed, in first deck this suit is reversed in same order
Inspired by Simply Simon 144
Simon Aronson Past, Present, Future spectator cuts off pile, pockets card, shuffles bottom pile and remembers card, cuts again and remembers card, deals through top pile and turns over a card, one named, position of one named, pocketed card predicted in wallet
Simply Simon 153
Simon Aronson Floating Key Principle
Simply Simon 159
Simon Aronson Lazy Memory ideas for applying the memorized deck to the Lazy Man's Card Trick
  • Memorized Doubly Lazy
  • Spelling to the Second Selection
  • "Sessions" Lazy Memory
Related to Simply Simon 162
Simon Aronson Everybody's Lazy two spectators and performer remember cards, performer names position of spectator's cards, spectator names number and there is performer's card, no-touch
Variations Simply Simon 167
Simon Aronson Two Wrongs Make It Right two decks, two cards chosen in one, both decks dealt in unison to two predicted cards in other deck, the selections show up in same place, funny presentation about making wrong predictions
Simply Simon 173
Simon Aronson Taking Advantage of One's Position selection procedure in which a packet is cut off, next card remembered and placed on this packet, another packet cut off onto first pile, next card remembered and put onto first pile, and so on
  • Self Position
  • Shuffling
  • False Positives
Related to
  • "Multiple Impact" (Steve Beam)
Simply Simon 179
Simon Aronson Self Centered two cards chosen by cutting and shuffling packets, procedure similar to one-pile free cut
Inspired by Simply Simon 187
Simon Aronson Madness in our Methods three selections, fair conditions, no-touch and no card seen
  • Alternative Revelations
Simply Simon 194
Simon Aronson Topsy Turvy three selections with cutting and shuffling packets, deck shuffled face-up/face-down, cards located by apparent muscle reading in spread
Related to Simply Simon 203
Juan Tamariz Restoring part of Stack at end of Topsy Turvy
Related to Simply Simon 215
Simon Aronson High Class Location three selections
Related to Simply Simon 216
Simon Aronson The Open Index
  • The Open Index
  • Estimate, Glimpse and Cut
A. Glimpse First, then Cut
B. Cut First, then Glimpse
  • Knowing Where You Are
A. Marks
B. Key Cards
C. One Way Backs (see also p. 237)
  • Determining the Desired Card
A. The Target Card is Directly Designated by the Spectator
B. The Target Card is Indirectly Designated, and is Not Known to the Spectator
C. A Target "Position" is Designated
Simply Simon 222
Simon Aronson The S. A. Combination "Self Adjusting", spectator touches force in spread, it apparently does not leave sight, under-the-spread force
A. The Force Procedure
B. Application to the Open Index (spectator touches named card)
Related to Simply Simon 232
Simon Aronson The Cross-Index Index - Charting the Course on card indexes and the cross-index index idea
  • Above Suspicion
  • Cross Indexing Two Variables
  • Charts and Lists
Simply Simon 241
Simon Aronson On the Berglas Effect with fifty-two decks, as example of cross-index index
Simply Simon 244
Simon Aronson Fate card freely chosen from range of twelve, then birthday named, then chart removed, using cross-index index
Simply Simon 249
Simon Aronson Signs zodiac sign cards specify one's lucky number, color, symbol..., cross-index index with example effects
Simply Simon 271
Simon Aronson The PIP Stack "Position Information Procedure"
Ace to King stack in deck, allows performer to know position of replaced selection
Simply Simon 290
Simon Aronson A Short Routine: Colorful Countdown spectator selects card, lucky number on zodiac chart is looked up, at that position is selection
Simply Simon 297
Simon Aronson A Long Routine: Three is a Charm three spectators, card, color and symbol selected, position of card and color and symbol written on zodiac chart when spectator's signs are looked up
Simply Simon 298
Simon Aronson Uncharted Territory more ideas for "Signs" and the cross-index index
  • Variants
  • Lists, Grids and Tables
  • Other Formats
  • Conclusion
Simply Simon 302
Simon Aronson Bibliography of Simon Aronson
Simply Simon 307
Simon Aronson The Eyes Have It humorous prediction with eye chart and eventually wrong card transforms into selection
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 112
Doug Canning Card Counters
Inspired byRelated to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 153
Steve Beam Multiplocation with four cards
Related toVariations Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 175
Edward Marlo Flash Speller
Related to from a shuffled deck in use... Part One 17
Nick Trost Spectator Finds the Aces Spectator selects two cards from spread, the two cards adjacent to each selection shown to be Aces
Inspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 68
Nick Trost Odd Man Wins! Presentation by Mack Picknick
Variations The Card Magic of Nick Trost 93
David Solomon Breaking Up Ad-Jacent spectator stabs odd-backed card next to two selections one by one
Inspired by Solomon's Mind 203
David Solomon, Eugene Burger On Simon Aronson
Solomon's Mind 204
Simon Aronson, John Bannon ExtraChicagothinks idea to incorporate "spectator sits on card"
Simon Says! 60
Pit Hartling Triathlon three card challenge location, sophisticated
Inspired byRelated toVariations Das kleine grüne Heft 24
Roy Walton Whispering Henry two cards selected, performer names one of them, it turns over, second selection named and found, Henry Christ Force application
Variations Five Times Five — Scotland 118
Allan Ackerman, Simon Aronson, Steve Mayhew Mayhew Poker Again triumph as center deal demo
Classic Handlings 32
Baltazar Fuentes Histed Heisted Again up to five spectators, ten cards each
Inspired by
  • "Histed Heisted" (Simon Aronson)
Arempi II 16
Simon Aronson The Simon Aronson Stack with two Queens switched
Arempi II 19
Ali Bongo Unfolding Future folded multi-level prediction as in Simon Aronson's "Shuffle-Bored"
Inspired by
  • Ludow, from Paris
Related toVariations
Off The Books (Issue 2) 11
Steve Beam The Birthday Card spectator deals cards for month and day of his birthday then remembers a card, performer reveals selection and birthday
Related toVariationsAlso published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 86
Simon Aronson Preface
Try the Impossible iv
Simon Aronson Prior Commitment Two Jokers whisper positions of two selections in the deck, then revealed position numbers were written on the back on Jokers. Uses the UnDo Influence control.
Related toVariations Try the Impossible 3
Simon Aronson Queenspell Spell the red Queens' names to find two selections
Variations Try the Impossible 12
Simon Aronson Divide and Conquer Cards get dealt through, eliminating half the deck each time until two selections remain
Inspired by
  • "One in Fifty-Two Bet" (Lennart Green, Green Magic vol. 3, DVD, 2000)
Try the Impossible 20
Simon Aronson The Face-Down UnDo The "UnDo Influence" control, face down version
Variations Try the Impossible 6
Simon Aronson Alternative Shuffles Overhand shuffles to hide face up Jokers in deck
Try the Impossible 9
Simon Aronson Variation 1441 Variation of UnDo Influence, use Ace and Four instead of Jokers
Inspired by Try the Impossible 10
Simon Aronson Variation 1839 Variation of UnDo Influence, use four face up cards instead of two
Inspired by Try the Impossible 10
Simon Aronson Color Separation Variation on UnDo Influence to leave deck color separated
Inspired by Try the Impossible 10
Simon Aronson The Face-Up UnDo The "UnDo Influence" control, face up version
Try the Impossible 14
Simon Aronson Alternative Spellings Alternative spellings for Queenspell
Inspired by Try the Impossible 16
Simon Aronson Face Up Queenspell Variation on Queenspell with Queens reversed
Inspired by Try the Impossible 17
Simon Aronson Faro 18/35 Restacking as an Alternative False Shuffle Use out faros to keep stack in Queenspell
Related to Try the Impossible 18
Simon Aronson Controlling the Aces Way to maintain control over four Aces during Divide and Conquer, can be used for Mark-a-Place Aces
Inspired byRelated to Try the Impossible 24
Simon Aronson Lennart Green performs for Ginny Anecdote about Lennart performing his FISM act for Ginny Aronson while half awake
Try the Impossible 25
Simon Aronson Euph-oracle (an Alternate Take) Elimination procedure to locate two selections, using Reverse Faros
Inspired by Try the Impossible 26
Simon Aronson Alternate Take Combination of UnDo Influence and Euph-oracle procedure
Inspired byVariations Try the Impossible 28
Simon Aronson More-or-Less-acle Euphoracle to locate four of a kind
Try the Impossible 28
Simon Aronson Alternate Take with the Additional Climax
Inspired by Try the Impossible 29
Simon Aronson Alternate Take Deck Switch Walkaround version of Alternate Take, can do deck switch
Try the Impossible 30
Simon Aronson Random Tandem Uses UnDo Influence, but with mental stop procedure, selections turn up simultaneously
Variations Try the Impossible 31
Simon Aronson Key Card Variation Uses key card in Random Tandem
Try the Impossible 36
Simon Aronson Worker Bees Spelling trick to three selections (two chosen and one thought of) using UnDo Influence
Related toVariations Try the Impossible 37
Simon Aronson Double Progressive Spell Stack Integrate two "progressive" spell stacks together
Related to Try the Impossible 41
Simon Aronson Additional Mindreading Climax Extra climax to Worker Bees
Inspired by Try the Impossible 43
Simon Aronson Paramteters of the Worker Bee Stack How to modify the Worker Bee stack
Related to Try the Impossible 44
Simon Aronson Twice as Hard Cards at named numbers for two free selections
Related to Try the Impossible 46
Simon Aronson Packet Displacement Variations
Related to Try the Impossible 63
Simon Aronson UnDo Influence: Theory and Practice Theory behind UnDo Influence control
Variations Try the Impossible 68
Simon Aronson Head Over Heels Head Over Heels move, control card to second from the top, and reversed, see following pages for applications
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here Try the Impossible 95
Simon Aronson Head Over Heels Transposition Simple two card transposition with the Head Over Heels move
Inspired by Try the Impossible 97
Simon Aronson Head Over Heels Glimpse
Inspired by Try the Impossible 99
Simon Aronson Head Over Heels, into a Visual Change
Inspired by Try the Impossible 100
Simon Aronson Head Over Heels Invisible Card Card turns invisible, placed in deck face up, card then reappears
Inspired by Try the Impossible 100
Simon Aronson Head Over Heels In-the-Hands Triumph
Inspired by Try the Impossible 100
Simon Aronson O'Aronson Aces O. Henry Aces plot (Ace Assembly), all four Aces appear in spectator's hand
Try the Impossible 104
Simon Aronson Nosnora Aces Aces scatter back to respective packets at the end of Ace Assembly
Try the Impossible 117
Edward Marlo, Simon Aronson Broken Elmsley Variation
Try the Impossible 124
Simon Aronson Simon's Flash Speller System to figure out number of letters in any card's name
Inspired byRelated toVariations Try the Impossible 131
Simon Aronson Spell It Out Spelling random card to find actual selection
Try the Impossible 136
Simon Aronson Mark-a-Place Move Variation of Business Card Prophecy Move
Try the Impossible 138
Simon Aronson Decipher One spectator names value, one spectator names suit, performer produces card
Try the Impossible 143
Simon Aronson Two Deck Canasta Two cards chosen by two spectators from two decks match, even which pocket the cards are placed in
Inspired by
  • Chan Canasta's performance on the Jack Paar show on TV
Try the Impossible 149
Simon Aronson Choices Card at named number
Inspired by Try the Impossible 155
Simon Aronson Breathing Spell Spelling four other cards to find two selections
Try the Impossible 161
Simon Aronson Dizzy Spell Impromptu version of Breathing Spell
Try the Impossible 167
Simon Aronson Queens and Kings Another variation of Breathing Spell
Try the Impossible 169
Simon Aronson Two Beginnings Spectator freely names card, another spectator freely chooses card, it matches (first published in Memories are Made of This, 1999)
Try the Impossible 171
Simon Aronson The Invisible Card Freely named card vanishes, then vanishappears reversed in deck (first published in Memories are Made of This, 1999)
Try the Impossible 175
Simon Aronson Oddly Enough Simple game as bet, magician keeps winning
Inspired by Try the Impossible 179
Simon Aronson Rap-Ace-ious Magician raps while locating the four Aces (credits for all the sleights used are given)
Try the Impossible 184
Simon Aronson Stalking the Stack Introducing the new tricks in this Aronson stack section
Try the Impossible 193
Simon Aronson Aces Awry (Producing the Aces) Tries to spell suit of selection, but wrong 3 times - finally gets the value (Ace), and produces all four Aces
Variations Try the Impossible 198
Simon Aronson Revelations "Along the Way" Variation on Aces Awry
Inspired by Try the Impossible 202
Simon Aronson The Double Push Off Using the Double Push off to overcome awkward spellings in Aces Awry
Inspired by Try the Impossible 204
Simon Aronson Reverse Dealing Variation on Aces Awry
Inspired by Try the Impossible 204
Simon Aronson Other Ace Productions Alternative procedure for Aces Awry that disturbs stack but is fast
Inspired by Try the Impossible 208
Simon Aronson Four on a Match (Producing the Fours) Finds selection (a Four) through spelling, then finds all Fours
Related toVariations Try the Impossible 209
Simon Aronson Four More Alternative procedures for Four on a Match
Inspired by Try the Impossible 211
Simon Aronson Jack Coincidence (Producing the Jacks) Selection is predicted with mate, and selection is stabbed in deck, around two matching mates
Inspired byVariations Try the Impossible 213
Simon Aronson Paired Color Alternative Alternative procedure for Jack Coincidence
Inspired by Try the Impossible 215
Simon Aronson The Mind Reading Deck, Part 6 (Producing the Sixes) Find selection by spelling, produce all the Sixes as a climax
Try the Impossible 217
Simon Aronson The Mind Reading Deck, Part 9 (Producing the Nines) Find selection by spelling, produce all the Sixes as a climax
Variations Try the Impossible 220
Simon Aronson Mirror Nines Variation of Mine Reading Deck Part 9, with reverse Aronson stack
Inspired by Try the Impossible 221
Simon Aronson Direct to the Nines Extra idea to find Nines in fast way
Inspired by Try the Impossible 222
Simon Aronson The Mind Reading Deck, Part 7 (Producing the Sevens) Selection is found in sandwich, produce four Sevens as climax
Try the Impossible 223
Simon Aronson Two by Four (Producing the Twos) Spell to three Twos, final Two produced with flourish
Variations Try the Impossible 226
Simon Aronson Spelling All Four Twos
Inspired by Try the Impossible 229
Simon Aronson Fit Four a King (Producing the Kings) Spells to all four Kings while trying to spell to selection, uses up whole deck
Try the Impossible 231
Simon Aronson Mirror Kings Alternative spelling procedure for Fit Four a King with reverse Aronson order
Try the Impossible 234
Simon Aronson Routine Maintenance (Poker Deal Restoration) Poker Deal demo that restores stack order
Related to Try the Impossible 238
Simon Aronson, Bill Malone Once and Again Display Procedure to restore order of Aronson stack in Routine Maintenance
Related to Try the Impossible 240
Simon Aronson Mental High Card Original procedure to restore Aronson stack in Routine Maintenance
Related to Try the Impossible 242
Simon Aronson Poker Routine Deck Switch Deck switch done in context of Routine Maintenance
Related to Try the Impossible 241
Simon Aronson Truth-Sayer Lie Detector effect with Aronson (four versions)
Try the Impossible 245
Simon Aronson Odds And Ends Collection of "neat" stuff with Aronson stack
Try the Impossible 252
Simon Aronson Last Five Standing Produce poker hands with down under deal
Try the Impossible 252
Simon Aronson Take Two Double spelling effect
Try the Impossible 254
Simon Aronson 52 Pickup Full deck spelling sequence
Try the Impossible 263
Simon Aronson Sequence Spell Deck Switch
Try the Impossible 263
Simon Aronson Triple Trick Tip Procedure to display cards while restoring order of stack
Try the Impossible 260
Simon Aronson Built for Two (using the UnDo Influence Control) Random Tandem done with Aronson stack
Inspired by Try the Impossible 258
Simon Aronson Threespell (using the UnDo Influence Control) Queenspell with Threes in Aronson
Inspired by Try the Impossible 257
Simon Aronson Ringleader Ring on and off rubberband
Inspired byVariations Try the Impossible 269
John Bannon, Simon Aronson An Interview by John Bannon
Try the Impossible 278
Simon Aronson Bibliography
Try the Impossible 289
Philip T. Goldstein Chipper card at number, four poker chips with numbers, two decks
Variations Flaunting Five Fanciful Formulae 2
Simon Aronson Birthday Memories spectator deals cards for month and day of his birthday then remembers a card, performer reveals selection and birthday
Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 59
Simon Aronson Aronson Stack brief
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 171
Richard Vollmer, Allan Ackerman, Simon Aronson The Cards of Destiny
Card College — Volume 5 1192
John Bannon, Simon Aronson Wait Until Dark Shufflebored combined with Ortiz' Human Blindfold idea
Dear Mr. Fantasy 168
Wesley James An Alternate Strip-Out Procedure three-packet cut
Related to Enchantments 319
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Chapter 7 - Head-Over-Heels (HOH), chapter intro
Related to Diamonds from Coal 45
Simon Aronson Head Over Heels control card to second from the top, and reversed, with further details by Simon Aronson
Also published here Diamonds from Coal 45
Barrie Richardson Final Ecstasy two cards at thought-of positions remembered
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Mental Ecstasy" (Barrie Richardson, Club 71, Spring 1992)
  • "Penultimate Mental Ecstasy" (Barrie Richardson, Club 71, Christmas 1994)
Also published here
  • The Magician, Winter 2003
Act Two 325
Michael Powers Heisting Histed Heisted twenty-five duplicates
  • Non Gaffed Ideas
  • Heavily Gaffed Methods (jumbo cards)
Inspired by
  • "Histed Heisted" (Simon Aronson, The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson)
Related toVariations
Power Plays 112
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 Designing Miracles 127
Simon Aronson Head Over Heels
52 Memories 96
David Solomon A Quickie With Charlier & Simon free selection spelled to
Inspired by The Wisdom of Solomon 37
David Solomon, Simon Aronson Building Math Principles card and its position in nine-card packet remembered, another card brought in, dealing into two packets, selection eventually located
Inspired by
  • "Seven" (Roberto Giobbi, Genii, May 2006)
The Wisdom of Solomon 147
Simon Aronson Tongue-in-Cheek 21-Card Trick
7-7-7 41
Simon Aronson Mark-A-Place Move
Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 245
Benjamin Earl The Cards of Leon in-the-hands version without table
Inspired by
  • "Shuffle-Bored" (Simon Aronson)
Gambit (Issue 2) 4
Woody Aragon Bored of Shuffling cards are shuffled face-up face-down by spectator. the number of face up cards and the nature of the face of cards are predicted on a sheet of paper.
Inspired by
  • "Shuffle-bored" (Simon Aronson, Shuffle-bored, 1980)