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Effortless Card Magic - By Peter Duffie - INSTANT DOWNLOAD

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This is an electronic facsimile of the first edition of this book that was published by Richard Kaufman in 1997. Now out of print, we are delighted to be able to offer this publication as a PDF, and we thank Richard Kaufman for suggesting and supporting this venture.

 

Welcome to Effortless Card Magic. As the title suggests, there is not one difficult trick in this book. There are some that are entirely automatic in their handling, while others use a few basic moves. The title, "Self-Working," is a misleading one, and I threw that out before I had even started work on the book. For example, does that mean that we can put the deck on the table, leave and have a cup of coffee, while the deck entertains the audience? The audience cannot be entertained unless we present the effect to them. So, even the most automatic of card tricks, requires you to work on its presentation. As my friend Gordon Bruce once told me, "There is no such thing as a self-working card trick." I think he was right.

In my introduction to Duffie's Card Compulsions, I said, "During the planning of this book, avoided any segmentation of the tricks into chapters.../ personally find it rather arduous plowing through a whole chapter of four ace tricks, followed by a chapter of sandwich tricks." However, I found it difficult to apply that approach to this book. Therefore, I slotted each effect loosely into a category. I think most chapters contain a fairly wide variety of effects and methods.

I have added a small chapter at the beginning describing some fundamental moves. This may help readers who are not familiar with full deck retention shuffles and cuts. Any other simple moves are explained within the trick. Most of the routines are appearing here for the first time, with only a few having been in print before. So, I hope you are able to find something of interest. At least you will not break your fingers as you work your way through!

 

Here is a brief guide to the 'effortless' navigation system in this PDF.

 

Hyper-links: The Table of Contents is fully hyper-linked. Every entry in the Table of Contents links to the starting page of the trick.

Link-back function: At the bottom of any page (not just the last page of a section) you can click on the page number and you will be instantly taken back to the Table of Contents.

Text Searchable: The PDF is fully word-searchable using the FIND function in Adobe Reader.

CONTENT

 

Introduction (Bob Farmer)

Preface

EFFORTLESS MOVES

A Blind Table Cut

The Combo Mix

An Effortless Card Control

A Blind Overhand Shuffle

 

EFFORTLESS PRODUCTIONS

From Nowhere

When Random Cards Collide!

Aces Take the Plunge

Return to St . Nicholas

Girdwood Meets St . Nicholas

 

MAGIC IN COLOUR

Different Class

The Master Cards

Double Ender

Colour Blind

We Can Work It Out

 

COINCIDENCE OR WHAT?

The Unknown Entity

Matchical Mix

Mirror Power

Two Way Mirror

An Interesting Use of that Principle

 

LIE DETECTION

Divided We Lie

The Lie Detective

Lie Stebbins

Lie Stebbins Plus!

 

QUARTETS

Effortless Countdown

Men-Aces

Aces Are Ace

Aces in the Fast Lane

A Four Ace Ensemble

The Fourmost

 

LOOKING AHEAD

The Diary of Delusion

All the Fives!.

Back to the Future Packet

The Winning Formula

Weird Image

 

SINGLE REVELATIONS

Leaping Tom

The Backwards Almanac

Dead Certain Location

The Short Deck Baffler

Trost-Worthy

The Automatic Locator.

The Apparition

 

DOUBLE REVELATIONS

Before You Die

Super Duplex Countdown

Mystic Seven 3

The Magnet..6.

Thinking and Sinking

Double-Stuck

 

FROM HERE TO THERE

Clear to the Point

M.1.M.C

An Unexpected prediction.

Four Card Monte

A Transposition?

Get Back!

 

 

MYSTIC SPELLS

The Card of the Oracle

Spell. or Deal. It's Up To You

The Spectator Makes a Sandwich!

Settling the Score

Spell-Raiser

Marty's Miracle

 

THANKS TO HOFZINSER

Loyal Marriages

Return to Suabia

Remembrance

Hands Off Hofzinser!

Hofzinser on the Up

Hofzinser by Stealth

Vanished or Gone

 

THANKS TO HUMMER

Still Scheming

The Dream Machine

The Mindreader's Reality

The Mindreader's Wisdom

 

UNCLASSIFIED SECRETS

A Popular Misconception

An Odd Occurrence

Backfire Poker

A Plain Sandwich

Hudson's Hawk

Some Might Say

Torn. Folded. and Sealed

Hellraiser l l

 

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