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This is mind reading? This is a good effect though shame about the duplicate. Nov 27, Who knows, maybe they will point out something that you missed in reviewing an effect and you will change your opinion.

Say, “A lot of magicians start this trick by showing the aces like this, then they place them back on top and deal them out like so” Curry Turnover Change for multiple cards. I have one or two mxgic regarding the writing style and the lack of any credits but we’ll get to that later, for now let’s look at the effects.

For twenty years, Lorayne wrote and published the monthly magazine Apocalypse. But as it stands you could end up looking very foolish if and when the trick fails. In the foreword, Loeayne says Cardini read the manuscript.

Oh and re the faro shuffle. Is it better than OOTW? In the side pocket – This is another risky item.

Close-up Card Magic (Harry Lorayne)

If all Harry did was add the coins, I would call it a handling. In most cases, I’ve gone right into the effect, method and presentation. Well, one of my friends lorqyne in, “Greg does some amazing things with cards. He disagrees but gives no reference to allow you to make a decision. Andris Vizulis rated it liked it Feb 16, For more recent exchange rates, please use hardy Universal Currency Converter.


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The envelope in this case is gilding the lily just a bit and is not really needed. I agree with you on most of your points. In addition to the coins, he has the clpse-up pick a number from one to ten and the chosen card is found at that number from the top of the deck when it is presumably under one of the cards with a coin on it. That’s beyond me so I can only say that for me it’s impractical but only because I have long finger nails on my right hand.

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Many card men praise this book; you are one of the few to pan this book. Being less experienced myself, I’m inclined to try it as written.


Since in and out faros don’t have a place in the effects that Harry writes about in the book, I can’t fault him for not going into greater detail. Push Thru Change – I don’t know if this is original with Lorayne but if it is then my hat goes off to him.

I don’t like this very much, there is too much bad theatre. Harry Lorayne is an American magician and a memory-training specialist and writer who was called “The Yoda of Memory Training” by Time magazine. I don’t share your objections to Harry’s description of the faro shuffle.


Using the Curry change seems a bit risky though. Out Of This Universe I find to be a killer effect. The Sloppy Card Trick – This is a pick a card and I find it trick where the plot seems to be dealing the entire deck into several piles, gathering them up and then dealing down to a named number.

There’re so many phases it’s close to being patronising to the spectators. In effect three cards are selected and cut into the deck. After wading through the 8 page explanation you may lose the will to live. Yes, there is no question in my mind that Harry was inspired by “Design for Laughter,” but it’s not a direct lift or almost a direct lift. It’s what card magic should be, not a bunch of shuffling, cutting, dealing and messing about with indicator cards and boring plotless pick a card tricks.

You have to reach far over to your right, cut some cards, come back placing the deck in your hand, reach over for the cut packet, come back flip it onto the deck, place the packet on the table again.

Did he intentionally omit the credit? Fan Prediction 1 – A classic Alex Elmsley trick with an ingenious method and a direct effect! I didn’t like this, too many illogical moments for me.