Effect: The spectator is asked to sign a card and the card is placed back in the deck. and the cards are shuffled.
The magician throws the cards at a bottle behind the spectators.
The signed card appears in the bottle.
Method: David Blaine showed Read the rest of this entry »
To tell how far from the top any card is that may be called for.
A person calls for a card first find the card of the same suit that is nearest the bottom, sub, tract the number of the card called for from the number of the card of the same stat nearest the bottom, multiply the result by four, then sub, tract the number of cards (if any) below the bottom suit card and the result will be the number the card called for is from the top. If the suit card on or nearest the bottom is smaller than the card called for, add 13 and proceed Read the rest of this entry »
To run the cards over behind the back and name any card you may be asked to stop on.
Place cards behind the back, first taking notice what the bottom card is.
Then start with top card, add three to bottom card, call by the suit that follows, and in that way as you run through the deck you-naturally know what card you are asked to stop on, as you are naming them to yourself as you go along. Read the rest of this entry »
To let a person think of a card that they see as you run them over; and then to make that person place the card they are thinking of in their pocket without knowing it.
Hold the deck squarely in the palm of the left hand in such a manner that you can bend the cards toward you with the fingers of the right hand, then let them slip back easily one at a time, but very fast, being careful to stop or hesitate on one card longer than the rest; in that way you impress that One card on the person’s mind, and it becomes the card they are thinking of. Read the rest of this entry »
To tell how many and what cards a person may draw from behind the back.
Place cards behind you as in trick one, and make same shift as in trick one. Look at bottom card and at the card of the same suit on or nearest the top.
Subtract the number of thc suit card on or rearest the top from that of the same suit as the bottom card, multiply the result by four and subtract the number of cards, including the suit card on top, and the result will be the number of cards drawn. Read the rest of this entry »