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The first name

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The first name

Here is a simple idea to install a memory effect in the future.  EffectIn a borrowed, shuffled deck, a spectator chooses a card (for example, the ten of hearts). You reveal your prediction: "You will choose the ten of hearts. I will always remember it and you too."You add that you really mean that : you will never forget her card and, if you meet again later (whether it's 5 minutes later or 50 years later), she can ask you to name her card again. You will always be able to do so.MethodHere, the real effect is the "eternal memory"...

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Why Use A Stack?

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Why Use A Stack?

  You heard of the principle of a stack, rosary or memorized deck, and you may be wondering if it’s worth embarking on this adventure. Why use a stack? Why not use one? What will this tool bring to your magic? All excuses are good to procrastinate Let’s start with the (untrue) clichés on the subject, and the bad reasons to start learning a stack.I sometimes hear people say they don’t want to use a memorized deck, because: «The deck can’t be shuffled.» In magic, what counts is not what you do, but what you appear to do. In this...

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Choosing A Stack

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Choosing A Stack

  A new year begins, it’s time for resolutions, and you’re thinking: «Hey, what if I learned a stack?». Good. However, with the multitude of stacks available in magic literature, how will you choose? There are some traps to avoid during the selection of your stack, and I will try to give you some leads, based on my experience and on comments I often hear on the subject.  When you decide to choose a stack, you can walk 3 different paths. You can take a deck, shuffle it and memorize it; or you can choose a stack that exists already;...

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How To Memorize Your Stack?

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How To Memorize Your Stack?

Now that you’ve decided what stack you want to memorize, it’s time to... memorize it! But how? Most books on memdeck magic start with «Use your favorite stack», without telling us how to memorize it. There is one exception though: the great book Mnemonica by Juan Tamariz, which contains a full section dedicated to teach you how to memorize your stack. One method that worked great for me and others is to use flashcards. Basically, you take a deck and write the appropriate stack number on the back of the appropriate card. Then you run through the deck, trying to...

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John B Born - Seeking The Bridge

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John B Born - Seeking The Bridge

  John B Born, a young magician from New-York, is back with a 200-page book dedicated to his card magic. Because it was announced that half the book would be focusing on stack effects, I felt compelled to buy it. You can purchase directly from its author on his website.The book itself has a pleasing format and page layout, with photos that may be a little bit small but still more than enough to understand the effects. After a foreword by Joshua Jay, John opens the book with an introduction containing interesting ideas about the notion of a magic that is more...

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