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Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
S. W. Erdnase Palming two methods
  • without apparently touching the deck with right hand
  • single card à la Vernon's Topping the Deck
Related toVariations 1902 144
Dai Vernon "Topping The Deck"
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1941/49 7
Howard Schwarzman An Invisible Top Card Palm deck bevelled, left fingers squaring cards under card to be palmed
Related toVariations Sep. 1947 350
J. B. Bobo, George F. Wright The Gadabout Coins two in the hand, one in the pocket
Inspired by
  • "The Alleurian Coins" by George F. Wright in "The Linking Ring" 1/1950
Variations
1952 182
The French Drop with added touches from Dai Vernon, showing the Vernon Touch
Related to 1957 32
Dai Vernon "Picking off the Pip"
Related toVariations 1959 47
Karrell Fox Lost and Found matchbook as card easel, wrong card changes into selection when deck is riffled against it on easel
Related toVariations 1960 9
John Benzais, Harry Lorayne Stabbed in the Pack credit information with many quotes letters
Related toVariations 1967 69
Dai Vernon, Harry Lorayne, Don Costello The Card Sharp and the Four Gamblers with four Kings kicker and story
Inspired byVariations 1971 11
Derek Dingle, Roy Benson The French Drop
Related to 1971 51
Martin A. Nash The Knock-Out Double Lift see p. 442 for additional crediting
Related to 1975 17
Paul Harris Color Stunner color changing deck triumph, credit to Dingle for plot
VariationsAlso published here 1976 41
Paul Harris The Bizarre Twist! card perpendicular between two other cards turns visually over, color changing back kicker ("The Bizarre Routine")
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1976 73
Paul Harris Super Swindle sandwiched signed card, sandwich folded up, card vanishes and reappears reversed in deck
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1977 1
Stephen Minch The Match Monster animated acrobatic matchbook, eyes stuck to it, thread
Variations 1977 69
Allan Ackerman Hofzinser Card Pass to a Full Bottom Palm
Related toVariations 1978 27
David Roth Hanging Coins
VariationsAlso published here June 1978
Apocalypse (Vol. 1 No. 6)
68
Millard Longman Acidus Novus method for reading information on folded card
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1979 2
Daryl Martinez Double-Dazzling Triumph two selections, deck shuffled face up into face down, two cards are reversed, indicator cards to find selections, then deck is separated into red and black cards
VariationsAlso published here 1979 1
Karrell Fox "Theyduit" Center Tear spectator tears billet himself
Variations 1979 134
Daryl Martinez The Puerto Rican Triumph
Related toVariations 1980 54
Allan Ackerman Reassembled Finale
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1980 79
Michael Ammar Switching Sandwiches
VariationsAlso published here 1980 9
John F. Mendoza The Most Difficult Card Trick in the World card thrown into air and caught with deck next to two selections
Related to 1980 31
Michael Skinner Three Different Ways three selections made in different ways and found in different ways with two four-of-a-kinds along the way
Variations 1981
Arcane (Issue 4)
33
James Swain Passing Along the Vanishing Aces one by one, classic pass
Related toVariations 1981 42
James Lewis, Piet Forton, Michael Ammar Inversion here spelled "Jim Louis"
  • First Handling (Piet Forton)
  • Second Handling (Michael Ammar)
  • Third Handling (Michael Ammar)
VariationsAlso published here 1981 25
Derek Dingle Quick D-Way
Related toVariations 1982 8
Derek Dingle All Backs with Selections
Variations 1982 205
Ben Harris Koin Seeled subtlety for the Downs palm
Variations Mar. 1983
Apocalypse (Vol. 6 No. 3)
754
Paul Harris The Immaculate Connection
  • The First Link
  • Fine Points of First Link
  • The Blow-Through Penetration
  • Fine Points of Blow Through Penetration
  • The Table Link
  • Fine Points of Table Link
  • The Tear
Related toVariations 1983
New Stars of Magic (Vol. 2 No. 1)
1
Jamy Ian Swiss The Most Difficult Card Trick in the World Part II follow-up, card first tossed in air and caught between two selections, then repeat where card is tossed into tabled deck inside sandwich
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1983 27
Jamy Ian Swiss Swiss Movement one duplicate
Inspired by 1983 30
Derek Dingle The Rainbow Deck
VariationsAlso published here 1984 36
Jamy Ian Swiss Hippity "Cop" ungaffed Hopping Halves
Related toAlso published here Apr. 1984
Apocalypse (Vol. 7 No. 4)
906
Jamy Ian Swiss Introduction
1984 7
John Cornelius Borrowed Bill Routine borrowed large denomination bill is folded and ignited, it vanishes in a flash, paper rolled up and ignited, it changes into rolled-up $1 bill in a flash, that changes into borrowed bill
VariationsAlso published here 1984 1
Geoffrey Latta, Jamy Ian Swiss Point Blank face card is transformed (picking off the pip), deck becomes blank and normal again
VariationsAlso published here 1985 104
David Roth Winged Silver Coins Across
Variations 1985 57
David Roth Out With Five extract coins form coin box
Variations 1985 226
Jamy Ian Swiss The $100 Bill Switch Bit presentational idea
June/July 1987
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12)
26
Jamy Ian Swiss Shot Glass Strategy idea for working surface in walk-around situations
Related to June/July 1987
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12)
26
Edward Marlo The Marlo Revelation
Inspired byVariations 1987 67
Jamy Ian Swiss, Stephen Minch Critical Mass routine, tube becomes solid as finale
1987 1
Jamy Ian Swiss The Standards of Deception on deceiving the audience
Also published here 1987 1
Jamy Ian Swiss SSS: The Sleight Study System how to developing a sleight repertoire, list of sleight categories with cards with references
Also published here 1987 9
Jamy Ian Swiss The Secret Lifts "a Double-Lift Dissertation", including many references and discussions of different approaches
Also published here 1987 13
Jamy Ian Swiss The "SSS" Applied To Coin Magic
Also published here 1987 25
Jamy Ian Swiss Good Trick, Bad Trick on criteria for judging magic tricks
  • Audience Involvement
  • Emotional Hook
  • Visuality
  • Inherent Humor
  • High Concept
Variations 1987 26
Jamy Ian Swiss The Elements of Style on presentation and persona
Variations 1987 44
Jamy Ian Swiss The Swiss Classics, A Five Foot Shelf of Magic Books introduction to list of recommended books
Also published here 1987 56
Jamy Ian Swiss Swiss Classics list of recommended books
  • Theory
  • General
  • Close-Up
  • Cards
    • Basic
    • Intermediate & Advanced
  • Out of Print
  • Stand-Up Magic
  • "Runners-Up"
    • Theory
    • General and Close-Up
    • Cards
    • Lecture Notes
    • Magazines & Reprints
Also published here 1987 61
Jamy Ian Swiss You Can Reach An Old Trick With A New Script on scripting and presentation
Related to
  • Genii, Sep. 1987
Also published here
1987 1
Jamy Ian Swiss The Obligatory Card Trick
Inspired byAlso published here 1987 7
Jamy Ian Swiss Brainy Triumph wrong card found and used to count down to selection
Inspired byAlso published here 1987 10
Jamy Ian Swiss On the Triumph Effect discussion of Triumph effect and the use of further displays
Also published here 1987 10
Jamy Ian Swiss Juan Betterini presentation for Daryl's effect
Inspired byAlso published here 1987 17
Jamy Ian Swiss The Magician's Nightmare
Inspired by 1987 19
Jamy Ian Swiss Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind rhyming patter
Inspired byAlso published here 1987 23
Jamy Ian Swiss The Moron Deck rainbow deck
Inspired byAlso published here 1987 26
Jamy Ian Swiss Cultural Influences on Techniques of Card Selection three selections made in different ways and found in different ways with two four-of-a-kinds along the way, presentation for Skinner's routine
Inspired byAlso published here 1987 29
Jamy Ian Swiss The Card Sharp theatrical presentation for Lorayne's routine
Inspired byAlso published here 1987 31
Jamy Ian Swiss On Routining, Descriptive Scripts, and Card Tricks
Also published here 1987 38
Jamy Ian Swiss My Reverse Routine card turns over a few times, then the whole deck
Inspired byAlso published here 1987 38
Jamy Ian Swiss Bibliography
1987 43
Jamy Ian Swiss Kiss of the Big Apple folded card in apple-shaped metal container, additional items drop out during dump
Also published here 1987 1
Jamy Ian Swiss Action Side Steal cutting cover
Also published here 1987 4
Jamy Ian Swiss Sandswitch selection appears between two isolated sandwich cards and then changes into second selection
Inspired byVariations 1987 11
Jamy Ian Swiss Secret Sandwich Slip #1 bottom card of deck held in right-hand end grip is loaded into left hand sandwich cards
1987 12
Jamy Ian Swiss Secret Sandwich Slip #2
1987 15
Jamy Ian Swiss Wish Fulfillment two selections lost, indifferent card put in matchbook easel changes into first selection, second signed selection found folded in matchbook
Also published here 1987 21
Jamy Ian Swiss The Under-the-Spread Fold
Also published here 1987 25
Jamy Ian Swiss The Push-Change Double-Lift Switchout
Also published here 1987 28
Jamy Ian Swiss Hidden Assistance card in matchbook, animated matchbook phase
Inspired by 1987 36
Jamy Ian Swiss Introduction
1987 1
Jamy Ian Swiss Sm'All Backs Quick Three-Way type
Also published here 1987 5
Jamy Ian Swiss Acing the Sm'All Backs the three cards change to four Aces as finale, with sucker element
Also published here 1987 13
Jamy Ian Swiss Re-Re-Re-Reset
Also published here 1987 15
Jamy Ian Swiss Almost Gaff-Less Invisible Deck deck appears, named card is reversed
1987 22
Jamy Ian Swiss Two Empty Hands noiceless transfer of stack of coins, for use in Cylinder and Coins
Inspired byAlso published here 1987 25
Jamy Ian Swiss Stabbed in the Sandwich follow-up, card first tossed in air and caught between two selections, then repeat where card is tossed into tabled deck inside sandwich
Also published here 1987 33
Jamy Ian Swiss Hippity Cop ungaffed Hopping Halves
Also published here 1987 35
Jamy Ian Swiss, Geoffrey Latta Point Blank face card is transformed (picking off the pip), deck becomes blank and normal again
Also published here 1987 38
Darwin Ortiz Darwin's Wild Card
Variations 1988 123
Jamy Ian Swiss The Shot Glass Strategy In Action coin across
Inspired by Feb. 1988
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 1)
18
Jamy Ian Swiss Price Tags leaving price tag on card case
Mar. 1988
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 2)
18
Jamy Ian Swiss Presentational Opportunities
1988
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 4, 5 & 6)
46
II. Jamy Ian Swiss Section
1988 13
Jamy Ian Swiss Kiss of the Big Apple folded card in apple-shaped metal container, additional items drop out during dump
Also published here 1988 13
Jamy Ian Swiss Wish Fulfillment two selections lost, indifferent card put in matchbook easel changes into first selection, second signed selection found folded in matchbook
Inspired byAlso published here 1988 15
Scotty York, Jamy Ian Swiss The Tong Wars signed card caught out of shower of cards with mechanical extension tongs
  • Scotty York Method
  • Jamy Ian Swiss Method
1988 17
Jamy Ian Swiss On "Magic Bar"
1988 18
Gary Lee Williams Hitchhiker cutting strip of newspaper à la Clip Line, new method
Variations 1990 139
Jamy Ian Swiss Introduction
1990 1
Jamy Ian Swiss Stabbing Case deck in case held against piece of wood, knife stabbed into it and case pulled away, selection remains stabbed to wood, case destroyed but deck intact
Also published here
  • Genii
1990 2
Jamy Ian Swiss Stabbed in the Sandwich card is tossed into tabled deck between two reversed cards
Also published here 1990 3
Jamy Ian Swiss The Vanishing Aces Revealed Aces vanish one by one from top of deck, deck cut into four piles, Aces re-appear on top
  • For the Purist
  • The Jennings Revelation
Inspired byAlso published here 1990 5
Jamy Ian Swiss, Geoffrey Latta Point Blank face card is transformed (picking off the pip), deck becomes blank and normal again
Also published here 1990 9
Jamy Ian Swiss Re-Re-Re-Reset
Also published here 1990 11
Jamy Ian Swiss Kiss of the Big Apple folded card in apple-shaped metal container, additional items drop out during dump
Also published here 1990 15
Jamy Ian Swiss The Under-the-Spread Fold
1990 17
Jamy Ian Swiss Wish Fulfillment two selections lost, indifferent card put in matchbook easel changes into first selection, second signed selection found folded in matchbook
Also published here 1990 19
Jamy Ian Swiss Hippity Cop ungaffed Hopping Halves
Also published here 1990 21
Jamy Ian Swiss Two Empty Hands noiceless transfer of stack of coins, for use in Cylinder and Coins
Also published here 1990 23
Uri Geller, Stan Allen Uri Geller
  • Interview
Related to Dec. 1991
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 4)
32
Harry Levine The Juicer picking off the pip, Four, Three, Two to Ace, hurricane change
Inspired by 1992 755
Jamy Ian Swiss Geller/Editor
  • Letters
Related to Feb. 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 6)
8
Jim Sisti, Jamy Ian Swiss An Interview with Jamy Ian Swiss
July/Aug. 1994
The Magic Menu (Vol. 4 No. 24)
265
Jamy Ian Swiss The "Solid" Glass one-cup routine with paper-wrapped glass, glass shown to have turned upside down in paper wrapping as finale
Also published here July/Aug. 1994
The Magic Menu (Vol. 4 No. 24)
270
Jamy Ian Swiss Sexy Swindle presentation for Super Swindle
Inspired by July/Aug. 1994
The Magic Menu (Vol. 4 No. 24)
272
R. Paul Wilson Crowded Coins
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1995 26
Doc Dougherty Counter Point on Penn & Teller, ave Lederman, Joan Higby, James Randi, Charles Reynolds, Rich Bloch, Darwin Ortiz, Jamy Ian Swiss, Jeff McBride, Bob Fitch, Milt Larsen
May 1995
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 11)
5
Joseph R. Fraher "We Lose"
  • Letters
Related to May 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 9)
13
Steve Cohen, Jamy Ian Swiss, Joe Givan How the Game was Played
  • Letters
Related to July 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 11)
15
Doug Edwards Easy Zarrow Shuffle Finesse on the Zarrow, bevelled packets
Related to 1997 83
Jon LeClair Jamy Ian Swiss' Animated Ring ring moves on pencil
Inspired by 1997 99
Jamy Ian Swiss Free Association after playing a game of "free association" with spectator, performer can know what shapes and word spectator wrote on a piece of paper, full presentation and much detail on the scripting
Also published here 1997
Labyrinth (Issue 7)
7
Jamy Ian Swiss Center Tear finesse to make the glimpse of the pieces more subtle
Inspired by 1997
Labyrinth (Issue 7)
11
Edgar C. Hernandez-Viera Hip Hip-Hop ungaffed Hopping Halves, two half dollars and two pennies
Related to Apr. 1997
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 8)
74
Bill Malone Cut' em High and Tie
Related to 1999 33
Daryl Martinez Daryl's 3 Fly III
Variations 1999 2
Wesley James The Original Twist Pass all-around square-up action, for Geoffrey Latta claim see review reference in Genii
Related toAlso published here 1999 185
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Card College, Volume 3 by Roberto Giobbi Jan. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 1)
56
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Magic for Dummies by David Pogue Jan. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 1)
57
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Down Under Deals by Andrew Wimhurst Jan. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 1)
58
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Thanks to Zarrow by Jerry Sadowitz Jan. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 1)
59
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Complete Cups and Balls by Michael AmmarRelated to Feb. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 2)
54
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Mysteries of My Life by René Lavand (written by Richard Kaufman) Mar. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 3)
52
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Now You See It, Now You Don't! Notebook by Bill Tarr Mar. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 3)
54
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Be A Street Magician! (A How-To Guide) by David Groves Mar. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 3)
55
Dave Shepherd, Jim Mullen, Gino Iam Irish Packard, David Alexander, Gary Brown, Mike Duseberg, John Lovick, Jim Sullivan, Leonard Hevia Messages mostly on Jamy Ian Swiss's referenced book review
Related to Apr. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 4)
12
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Art & Artifice And Other Essays on Illusion by Jim Steinmeyer Apr. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 4)
54
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) 13 Prophets by Karl Fulves Apr. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 4)
55
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) New Card Rises by Karl Fulves Apr. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 4)
56
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Hugard's Magic Monthly Volumes XVII, XVIII, and XIX by Jean Hugard May 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 5)
52
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Hugard's Magic Monthly Volumes XX, and XXI by Jean Hugard May 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 5)
52
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Legendary Heirophant by Jon Racherbaumer
typo "Hierophant"
Related toAlso published here May 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 5)
53
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Legendary Kabbala by Jon Racherbaumer May 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 5)
55
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Close-Up & Personal by David Regal June 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 6)
58
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Psychological Subtleties by Steve "Banachek" Shaw June 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 6)
60
David Callahan, Jon Racherbaumer, Guy Bavli, Roger Barr, Bill Perron Messages
Related to July 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 7)
12
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Milo & Roger, A Magical Life by Arthur "Milo" Brandon July 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 7)
58
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Secrets of the Palmettos by Jeff Busby July 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 7)
59
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Science Behind the Ghost: A Brief History of Pepper's Ghost by Jim Steinmeyer Aug. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 8)
52
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Himber Wallet Book by Harry Lorayne Aug. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 8)
53
Alan Kratish, Alan Borg, Bev Bergeron, Matthew Field, William Jesse, Jamy Ian Swiss Messages Magic John
  • Jamy Swiss Responds (on the mystical side of magic)
Sep. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 9)
12
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) House of Cards: The Life & Magic of Paul Rosini by Paul Rosini (written by Chuck Romano) Sep. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 9)
56
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Drawing Room Deceptions by Guy HollingworthRelated to Oct. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 10)
66
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Blackstone: A Magician's Life by Harry Blackstone (written by Daniel Waldron) Oct. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 10)
68
Jamy Ian Swiss A Brief Meditation on Max Malini
Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
32
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Theater of the Mind by Barrie RichardsonAlso published here Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
68
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) 21st Century Card Magic by James Swain Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
70
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Sports and Pastimes Nov. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11)
71
David Acer, Dave Reddall, Guy Hollingworth, Jim Creighton, Card Mondor, Richard K. Griffith Messages
Related to Dec. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 12)
10
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Of Legierdemaine and Diverse Juggling Knacks by John Braun Dec. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 12)
68
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Kort by Milton Kort (written by Stephen Minch) Dec. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 12)
69
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Mutus Nomen by Karl Fulves Dec. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 12)
71
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Noir Test by Karl Fulves Dec. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 12)
71
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Combo by Karl Fulves Dec. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 12)
72
Jamy Ian Swiss Folded card in container finesse items falling from container enhance illusion
Also published here 1999
Labyrinth (Issue 10)
30
Wesley James The Original Twist Pass all-around square-up action, for Geoffrey Latta claim see review reference in Genii
Related toAlso published here July 1999
Onyx (Issue 8)
7
Steve Mayhew The Sweet Smell of Success flash paper transforms into real flower (carnation)
VariationsAlso published here 1999 146
Roberto Giobbi A Case for Premonition one unprepared deck
Related toAlso published here 2000 56
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Magic in Theory by Peter Lamont, Richard Wiseman Jan. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 1)
68
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Gardner-Smith Correspondence by Martin Gardner Jan. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 1)
70
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Maurice Fogel by Maurice Fogel (written by Christopher Woodward) Jan. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 1)
70
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Clayton Rawson: Magic and Mystery by Clayton Rawson (written by Michael Canick) Jan. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 1)
70
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Magic in Fiction: A Short Title Checklist by Michael Canick Jan. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 1)
70
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Antonio Diavolo, A Souvenir of his Performance by John Gaughan (written by Jim Steinmeyer) Jan. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 1)
71
Jamy Ian Swiss Credits, Corrections, and Clarifications
Related to Jan. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 1)
71
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Quartet: A Fake Card And Ten Routines Therewith by Guy Hollingworth Feb. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 2)
68
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Steve Mayhew's Angels May Shuffle but the Devil Still Deals by Steve Mayhew (written by Jack Carpenter) Feb. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 2)
69
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Trickery Treats: Card Craft Continued by Jerry K. Hartman Feb. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 2)
70
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Pure Effect: Direct Mind-Reading and Magical Artistry by Derren BrownAlso published here Mar. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 3)
76
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Annotated Discovery of Witchcraft Booke XIII by Reginald Scot (written by Stephen James Forrester) Mar. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 3)
78
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Arcardia by Roger CrosthwaiteRelated to Apr. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 4)
70
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Destiny, Chance and Free Will & Other Presentations by Allan Zola Kronzek Apr. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 4)
72
Jamy Ian Swiss David Ben: The Conjuror
June 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 6)
20
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Tricks of my Trade: The Magic of Doug Conn by Doug Conn (written by Paul Cummins) June 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 6)
70
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Servais Le Roy, Monarch of Mystery by Servais LeRoy (written by Mike Caveney, William V. Rauscher)Related to June 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 6)
70
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Real World Magic by Jerry MacGregor June 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 6)
72
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Intercept by Harvey BergAlso published here July 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 7)
72
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Life, Death & Other Card Tricks by Robert E. Neale July 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 7)
72
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Joshua Jay's Magic Atlas by Joshua JayRelated to July 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 7)
73
Larry Horowitz, David Nethery, Bill Broecker, Jim Steinmeyer, Mike Caveney, Jamy Ian Swiss Messages
  • Jamy Ian Swiss responds
Related to Aug. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 8)
14
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The James File by Stewart James (written by Allan Slaight)Also published here Aug. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 8)
79
Richard Parker, Dustin Stinett, Dave Vujevich, Dave Shepherd, Martie Zollweg, Ron Wright, Leonard Hevia, Albert C. Lasher Messages
Related to Sep. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 9)
14
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Chan Canasta: A Remarkable Man by Chan Canasta (written by David Britland) Sep. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 9)
79
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Rings In Your Fingers by Dariel Fitzkee Sep. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 9)
81
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Card College, Volume 4 by Roberto Giobbi Oct. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 10)
74
Jamy Ian Swiss The Skinner Touch
  • I Miss Michael Skinner
Also published here Nov. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 11)
21
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Conservation of Magic by Leo Behnke Nov. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 11)
73
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Neo-Magic Artistry by Sam H. Sharpe Nov. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 11)
73
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Harry Lorayne's Apocalypse, Volumes 1-5 by Harry Lorayne Nov. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 11)
76
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig by Nate Leipzig (written by Dai Vernon)Related to Dec. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 12)
81
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Son of Simon Says; More Close-Up Magic of Simon Lovell by Simon Lovell Dec. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 12)
83
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Lecture 1999 by Troy Hooser Dec. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 12)
84
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Silver Surf by Troy Hooser Dec. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 12)
84
Ken Simmons Ken's Corner April/May/June issue, on Jamy Ian Swiss's review
Related to June 2000
Onyx (Issue 11)
1
Simon Aronson Two Beginnings spectator freely names card, another spectator freely chooses card, it matches
VariationsAlso published here 2001 171
David Stone Vertical Big Apple coin appears between finger tips with a wave of the other hand
Inspired by
  • Al Schneider & Jamy Ian Swiss
2001 21
Jamy Ian Swiss A Millennium of Magic Literature with discussion of important books
Jan. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 1)
48
Ira Rush, Stephen Minch, Alan Wassilak, Jerry Harrell, Walt Lees, John R. Browne III, Doug Sparkman Messages
Related to Mar. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 3)
10
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Mastering the Art of Magic by Eugene Burger Mar. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 3)
73
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Fusillade: A Treatise on the Multiple Selection Routine by Paul Cummins, Doc Eason Mar. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 3)
76
Lee Jacobs, Robert Orben, Jamy Ian Swiss, Michel Huot, Mike Rogers, Chris Wasshuber, Tim Brown, Dr. Dan J. Alessini, Jay Schuermann, Phil Gladden Messages
Apr. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 4)
12
Jamy Ian Swiss Magic in the Age of Information
Also published here Apr. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 4)
61
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) In a Class by Himself: The Legacy of Don Alan by Don Alan (written by Jon Racherbaumer) May 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 5)
79
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Annotated Magic of Slydini by Tony Slydini (written by Lewis Ganson, Gene Matsuura) July 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 7)
70
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Side Show: My Life with Geeks, Freaks & Vagabonds in the Carny Trade by Howard Bone July 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 7)
72
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Caution: Practical Joker Ahead by Bruce Walstad July 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 7)
73
Jamy Ian Swiss The Too-Perfect Theory in Action
Also published here Aug. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 8)
57
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Try the Impossible by Simon Aronson Sep. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 9)
70
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) discovering invisibility by Jim Steinmeyer Sep. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 9)
72
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Tools of the Trade by Chuck Smith Sep. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 9)
73
Jamy Ian Swiss The Day on the 9/11 terrorist attacks
Nov. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 11)
18
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond by Paul Curry Nov. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 11)
78
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Annals of Conjuring by Sidney W. Clarke Nov. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 11)
80
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Full Facts Book of Cold Reading by Ian Rowland Nov. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 11)
82
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) DesTROYers: The Superlative Magic of Troy Hooser by Troy Hooser (written by Joshua Jay) Nov. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 11)
83
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Notes on Three-Card Monte by Whit Haydn Nov. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 11)
84
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Chicago Surprise by Whit Haydn Nov. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 11)
85
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Chan Canasta: Afterthoughts by Chan Canasta (written by David Britland) Nov. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 11)
86
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Chan Canasta: A Remarkable Man, Volume Two by Chan Canasta (written by David Britland) Nov. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 11)
86
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Don England's Paradox by Don England (written by Kevin Kelly) Jan. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 1)
82
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Under the Southern Cross by Brian McCullagh Jan. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 1)
84
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Bob White Presents: It's A Matter of Style by Bob White (written by Jason Womack) Jan. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 1)
85
Jamy Ian Swiss The End of an Era... Al's Magic Shop on Al Cohen
Mar. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 3)
24
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Absolute Magic by Derren Brown Mar. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 3)
81
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Silence of Chung Ling Soo by Todd Karr Mar. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 3)
83
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Lost Notebooks of John Northern Hilliard by John Northern Hilliard Mar. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 3)
84
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Second to None: A Manuscript on the Art of Second Dealing by Simon Lovell Mar. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 3)
85
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) St. George's Hall: Behind the Scenes at England's Home of Mystery by Anne Davenport, John Salisse May 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 5)
72
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Puzzler's Tribute May 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 5)
74
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Houdini by Harry Houdini (written by Clinton Cox) May 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 5)
75
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Michael Close in Review by Michael Close May 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 5)
75
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Jay's Journal of Anomalies by Ricky Jay May 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 5)
76
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Devices of Wonder by Barbara Maria Stafford, Frances Terpak May 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 5)
77
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Apocalypse 11-15 by Harry Lorayne May 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 5)
77
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Germain the Wizard by Karl Germain (written by Stuart P. Cramer) July 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 7)
81
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Marked for Life: Tips, Tricks and Tactics for Any Marked Deck by Kirk Charles July 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 7)
83
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Blackstone Book of Magic & Illusion by Harry Blackstone, Jr. July 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 7)
84
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Paper Engine by Aaron Fisher (written by John Lovick) Sep. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 9)
74
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel by Ken Krenzel (written by Harry Lorayne) Sep. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 9)
75
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, Volume 4 by Steve Beam Sep. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 9)
77
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Once Upon a Time by Punx Sep. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 9)
83
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Best of Friends, Volume 1 by Harry Lorayne Sep. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 9)
84
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Stanley Collins: Conjurer, Collector, and Iconoclast by Stanley Collins (written by Edwin A. Dawes) Nov. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 11)
84
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Encyclopedia of Card Flourishes by Gerald P. Cestkowski Nov. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 11)
86
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Sexy Magic by James Hodges Nov. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 11)
88
David Regal (reviewer) Shattering Illusions by Jamy Ian Swiss Dec. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 12)
87
Jamy Ian Swiss I. Theory: Simple Not Easy general thoughts on invisible thread magic, simple vs easy, too perfect theory
2002 2
Jamy Ian Swiss II. A Basic Thread Primer
  • I. Hidden Thread
  • II. Invisible Thread
2002 5
Jamy Ian Swiss III. Throwing Some Light On The Subject lighting conditions for invisible thread use
2002 9
Jamy Ian Swiss IV. The Gimmick: Simply Swiss hook-up and organisation of thread
2002 13
Jamy Ian Swiss V. The Animated Ring ring moves on pencil
  • Effect
  • Introduction
  • The Properties
  • Physical Conditions
  • Psychological Conditions
  • The Preparation
  • The Ring
  • To BeginThe Performance
  • Phase 1
  • Phase 2
  • Phase 3
Inspired byVariations 2002 15
Jamy Ian Swiss The Standards of Deception on deceiving the audience
Also published here 2002 1
Jamy Ian Swiss SSS: The Sleight Study System how to developing a sleight repertoire, list of sleight categories with cards with references
Also published here 2002 5
Jamy Ian Swiss A Double-Lift Dissertation "a Double-Lift Dissertation", including many references and discussions of different approaches
Also published here 2002 14
Jamy Ian Swiss The "SSS" Applied To Coin Magic
Also published here 2002 20
Jamy Ian Swiss The Swiss Classics - A Five-Foot Shelf of Magic Books introduction to list of recommended books
Also published here 2002 21
Jamy Ian Swiss The Swiss Classics list of recommended books
  • Theory
  • General
  • Close-Up
  • Cards
    • Basic
    • Intermediate & Advanced
  • Out of Print
  • Stand-Up Magic
  • Runners Up List
    • Theory
    • General and Close-Up
    • Cards
    • Lecture Notes
    • Magazines & Reprints
Also published here 2002 25
Jamy Ian Swiss The 2002 Update list of recommended books since 1987
  • General Closeup
  • Cards
  • Platform & Stage
  • Theory & Performance
  • Historical, Biography, Memoire, etc.
  • Journals
  • Mentalism
  • Business
2002 30
Jamy Ian Swiss You Can Reach An Old Trick With A New Script Thoughts on "Commercial" Presentation
Also published here 2002 1
Jamy Ian Swiss The Obligatory Card Trick
Also published here 2002 7
Jamy Ian Swiss Brainy Triumph wrong card found and used to count down to selection
Also published here 2002 11
Jamy Ian Swiss On the Triumph Effect discussion of Triumph effect and the use of further displays
Also published here 2002 11
Jamy Ian Swiss Juan Betterini presentation for Daryl's effect
Also published here 2002 17
Jamy Ian Swiss Close Encounters Of The Fourth Kind rhyming patter
Also published here 2002 19
Jamy Ian Swiss The Moron Deck rainbow deck
Also published here 2002 23
Jamy Ian Swiss Cultural Influences On Techniques Of Card Selection three selections made in different ways and found in different ways with two four-of-a-kinds along the way, presentation for Skinner's routine
Also published here 2002 25
Jamy Ian Swiss The Card Sharp theatrical presentation for Lorayne's routine
Also published here 2002 27
Jamy Ian Swiss On Routining, Descriptive Scripts, And Card Tricks
Also published here 2002 33
Jamy Ian Swiss My Reverse Routine card turns over a few times, then the whole deck
Also published here 2002 33
Jamy Ian Swiss Source Materials
2002 37
Jamy Ian Swiss Kiss of the Big Apple folded card in apple-shaped metal container, additional items drop out during dump
Also published here 2002 1
Jamy Ian Swiss The Action Side Steal cutting cover
Also published here 2002 3
Jamy Ian Swiss A Curiously Strong Card Trick folded card to small Altoids tin box
Also published here 2002 9
Jamy Ian Swiss Is Wax Tacky? "Thoughts on the Card on Ceiling"
Also published here 2002 13
Jamy Ian Swiss The Sucrets Repeat Set-up for Card on Ceiling set-up allows repeated performances
Also published here
  • Genii, Sep. 1987
2002 15
Jamy Ian Swiss The Self-Contained Card on Ceiling marker pen as wax container
  • Handling #1
  • Handling #2
  • Handling #3
2002 17
Jamy Ian Swiss The Bold Spread Steal as card is returned to in-the-hands spread and everything squared up
2002 18
Jamy Ian Swiss Wish Fulfillment two selections lost, indifferent card put in matchbook easel changes into first selection, second signed selection found folded in matchbook
  • An alternate handling
  • The In-the-Hands routine
Also published here 2002 23
Jamy Ian Swiss The Under-the-Spread Fold
Inspired byAlso published here 2002 24
Jamy Ian Swiss The Push-Change Double-Lift Replacement
Also published here 2002 27
Jamy Ian Swiss Thanks
2002 viii
Jamy Ian Swiss Why Magic Sucks
  • And Furthermore... (updated thoughts)
Also published here
  • Genii, June 1993
2002 3
Jamy Ian Swiss Mentalism Grows Up
Also published here 2002 13
Jamy Ian Swiss Odometer Ethics
  • And Furthermore... (updated thoughts)
Also published here
  • Genii, July 1993
2002 28
Jamy Ian Swiss Decent Exposure
  • And Furthermore... (updated thoughts)
Also published here
  • Genii, Sep. 1993
2002 37
Jamy Ian Swiss Magic in the Age of Information
  • And Furthermore... (updated thoughts)
Also published here 2002 45
Jamy Ian Swiss Real Secrets
  • And Furthermore... (updated thoughts)
Also published here
  • Genii, Mar. 1994
2002 63
Jamy Ian Swiss A Brief History of Magic Bar
  • A Star is Born
  • The Legend Lives
  • The Texture of the Weave
  • All That and Magic Too?
  • What it Takes
  • Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

  • And Furthermore... (updated thoughts)
Also published here
  • Genii, Nov. & Dec. 1993
2002 74
Jamy Ian Swiss The Writing on the Wall
  • And Furthermore... (updated thoughts)
Also published here
  • Genii, Oct. 1993
2002 91
Jamy Ian Swiss Audience Members and Other Props
  • And Furthermore... (updated thoughts)
Also published here
  • Genii, Aug. 1993
2002 105
Jamy Ian Swiss Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue
  • And Furthermore... (updated thoughts)
Also published here
  • Genii, Feb. 1994
2002 113
Jamy Ian Swiss Sleights, Lies, and Videotape book vs. videos
  • And Furthermore... (updated thoughts)
Also published here
  • Genii, Jan. 1994
2002 125
Jamy Ian Swiss First Do No Harm
2002 136
Jamy Ian Swiss Good Trick, Bad Trick on criteria for judging magic tricks
  • Audience Involvement
  • Emotional Hook
  • Visuality
  • Inherent Humor
  • High Concept
Inspired by 2002 141
Jamy Ian Swiss The Too-Perfect Theory in Action
  • And Furthermore... (updated thoughts)
Also published here 2002 179
Jamy Ian Swiss In Defense of Technique
  • And Furthermore... (updated thoughts)
Also published here
  • Genii, Apr. 1994
2002 193
Jamy Ian Swiss Unnatural Acts: Invoking the Supra-natural
2002 202
Jamy Ian Swiss A Commercial Message
2002 219
Jamy Ian Swiss Lessons and Learning
  • And Furthermore... (updated thoughts)
Also published here
  • Genii, May 1994
2002 229
Jamy Ian Swiss The Elements of Style on presentation and persona
Inspired by 2002 242
Jamy Ian Swiss The Search for Mystery
2002 265
Jamy Ian Swiss About the Author
2002 279
Michael Close (reviewer) Jamy Ian Swiss Book Reviews. Genii Magazine 1994-2000 by Jamy Ian Swiss June 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 10)
34
Michael Close (reviewer) Shattering Illusions by Jamy Ian Swiss Nov. 2002
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 3)
42
Al Baker The Rising Ring thread, wand
VariationsAlso published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets)
369
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Book of Secrets: Lessons for Progressive Conjuring by John CarneyAlso published here Jan. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 1)
92
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Chanin: The Man with the Magic Hands by Jack Chanin (written by David Haversat) Jan. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 1)
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Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Communication with Magic by Dr. Earl L. Reum, Lindsay Smith Jan. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 1)
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Karl Johnson (reviewer) Card Clinic Debuts In Manhattan by Roberto Giobbi, Jamy Ian Swiss Feb. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 2)
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Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Magic of Robert-Houdin; an Artist's Life by Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin (written by Christian Fechner) Mar. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 3)