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Mar 20
2010

Indian Rope Trick Revealed

Posted by momo in General

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Having made two visits to India, I should be lacking in my duty to the fraternity if I failed to record the result of my personal investigation of the traditional miracle.

One day an hotel servant informed me that a "trick wallah" (such was the undignified title assigned to the representative of Eastern Magic) awaited my pleasure without. After a hard life, waiting on the pleasure of others, the idea of becoming an aristocrat in this strange land, and engaging a magician to perform at my command, appealed to me strongly, and I engaged him forthwith, the more gladly as he only asked for his fee as many shillings as I, in my time, expected guineas.

 

Nov 07
2009

The Trick That Fooled Einstein

Posted by momo in Tutorial , Street Magic , Math Magic , Card

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This trick was performed by magician Al Koran, who used it in an act while mathematical genius Albert Einstein was in the audience. After the show, Einstein invited Al Koran to his table and had him repeat the effect, it fooled him again! Koran then commented, "It’s not the numbers - but the words that fooled you."

Discover the secret below!

 

Aug 31
2009

David Copperfield - The Flight of Icarus Revealed

Posted by momo in Tutorial , Levitation , Illusion

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Oh to fly. This ambition is and will continue to be humanity's greatest quest. Siegfied and Roy have had this trick as part of their Las Vegas show-off and on -over the last couple of years.

The effect:

The lights focus on the performer, who, without any effort at all, lifts up off the stage. Back and forth, across the stage, the performer can be seen to fly. Rolling, floating, hovering above the stage. Whether the "flyer" is flying through hoops, into boxes or otherwise about the stage, it appears to be done with great ease and a great deal of magic!

The secret:


Jul 27
2009

Birds of a Feather - Card Trick Tutorial

Posted by momo in Tutorial , Card

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Effect:

You put four Queens (or any 4 cards the same) into the deck of cards at four different places, - as far apart as your can manage, - then with a simple cut and a riffle or a blow - they appear all together again, right in the centre of the pack.

Nov 05
2008

Four Aces Revealed

Posted by momo in Tutorial , Street Magic , Card

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The Effect:

The magician cuts the deck in half, and gives you half and keeps the other for him self. You are then asked to follow every move. Both put the deck behind your backs. Both select any card from your decks and swap them with the other with out looking at them, you then both place the swapped cards face up any where in your decks. You then repeat this selecting, swapping and placing routine one more time. The two halves are brought back together and spread across the table to reveal that all four aces have been selected and can be seen face up in the deck.

 

Nov 04
2008

Mystic Ash Revealed

Posted by momo in Tutorial , Street Magic , Mentalism , CloseUp , Card

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The Effect:

The magician shows you a pack of cards and places it under a large handkerchief. With the cards now covered he asks you to make a cut in the deck. You keep hold of the cut through the handkerchief and the remaining cards are brought back out. You are then shown the top card which you cut to. The deck is put back together and you are handed a small piece of paper and a pen. You are asked to draw a picture of your card on the paper and fold it up as small as you can. This is then held over an empty ash tray and set on fire! The magician sprinkles the ashes on to his forearm and rubs them in with his hand. The card you selected is revealed in ash on the magicians arm! David Blaine has a variation of this trick, I have to say it’s been around a lot longer than he has but nether the less is a great trick!

 

Nov 04
2008

Psychic Memory Free Tutorial!

Posted by momo in Tutorial , Performance , Mentalism , CloseUp , Card

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The effect:

The magician riffles through the entire deck in a fraction of a second and looks at all the cards. A tells everyone that he now knows the order of every card in the deck! The first card is easy as everyone can see it, so says, 3 of diamonds. The deck is then put behind his back and the front card is put to the back and the deck is brought back out facing the audience. The new front card is correctly predicted. Again the cards are put behind the magicians back and the front card put to the back, brought out and correctly identified. The magician repeats this until everyone is satisfied that he knows the entire deck!

 

Nov 04
2008

Heart Ripper - Performed by Criss Angel Revealed

Posted by momo in Tutorial , Street Magic , Performance , Illusion

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Effect:

The magician stands behind his assistant and proceeds to shove his hand through the assistant’s stomach, jerking out the assistants organs in the process.

The magician then pulls his hand out of the assistant’s stomach, revealing it with no wounds or marks of any kind.

Sep 24
2008

Mathomatics Revealed

Posted by momo in Math Magic

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Mathematical discovery

The Effect:

  • Ask a person to choose a card. Tell him to remember it's numerical value (ace = one, jack- = 11, queen = 12, king = 13) ---also the suit of the card.
  • Tell them to double the value of the card
  • Then tell them to add three to the total
  • Then tell them to multiply the complete total by five
  • This done ask them to concentrate on the suit
  • If the card is a diamond they must add one
  • If the card is a club they must add two
  • If the card is a heart they must add three
  • If the card is a spade they must add four


They must then tell you the final total. From it you immediately know the chosen card!

Sep 24
2008

David Blaine - Card On The Ceiling Revealed

Posted by momo in Tutorial , Street Magic , Card

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THE EFFECT

A spectator selects signs and returns a card to the deck. The deck is then shuffled and the card that they signed, sticks to the ceiling while the others fall.


THE PREPARATION

You will need a pen, cards and a piece of magicians wax or sticky tape that has been rolled in a loop with the sticky side out. (This should be looped around your finger or under the table)

 

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