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Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Jack Merlin The Lace Thru False Shuffle push through variation
Related toAlso published here 1927/28 10
Joe Berg Alignment Move Change
Variations 1937 6
Louis Zingone The Zingone Bottom Palm two methods (packet and full deck)
Related to 1940 62
A New Glide side glide, à la Kelly Bottom Placement attributed to Vernon in Enchantment reference, but Braue in Braue Notebooks reference
VariationsAlso published here 1940 123
Russell T. Barnhart Secret Reverse on Table passive or with a riffle shuffle
Related toVariations 1945 10
Dai Vernon One Handed Slip Cut
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1946
Stars of Magic (Vol. 2 No. 2)
Dr. Jacob Daley The Daley Switch tabled, cards side jogged at bottom are cut to top, cards are added / switched
Related toAlso published here May 1948
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 5 No. 12)
Paul LePaul The Erdnase Bottom-Palm (improved)
Related toVariations 1949 55
Edward Marlo Misdirection Palm
Variations 1953 55
Brother John Hamman Kings Through the Table one by one, change to Aces, Kings in pocket
Related toVariations 1958 18
Brother John Hamman The Chameleon Colors reds and blacks separated, some red cards change to black and back, then halves transpose
Variations 1958 37
Dai Vernon McDonald's $100 Routine three double facers
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1960 26
Edward Marlo Diminishing Lift Switch switching sequence with consecutively smaller multiple lifts on top of the deck, see following pages for more applications
Related toVariations June 1960
Ibidem (Issue 21)
Dai Vernon Dai Vernon's "New Theory" Second Deal
Related toVariations 1961 52
Edward Marlo The Moveable Block Shift
Variations 1961 19
Edward Marlo Marlo's Push Switch as tabled card is pushed forward
Variations 1961 30
Howard Schwarzman The Impeccable Prediction
Variations 1961 150
Edward Marlo Vanishing Eleven eleven cards vanish, selection remains, Biddle steal
Related toVariations Dec. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 24)
"Senator" Clarke Crandall Open Force card placed on top and double lift, apparent mistake
Variations 1968 77
Bruce Cervon Half Reverse Cut in the action of cutting deck from hands to table half is turned over
Related toVariationsAlso published here July 1969
Epilogue (Issue 6)
Edward Marlo The Spectator's Prediction spectator makes prediction
  • Method 10
Related toVariations Fall 1969
Hierophant (Issue 1)
Edward Marlo No-turn Triumph two methods
Related toVariations Spring 1970
Hierophant (Issue 3)
Ian Baxter Baxter Switch packet in left-hand dealing position switched for side-jogged packet at the bottom of the deck in right-hand end grip as deck is put in left hand
Related to 1970 6
Derek Dingle Dingle's "Collectors"
Variations Fall-Spring 1971
Hierophant (Issue 5-6)
Matt Corin The Cannibal Cards routine claimed by Wesley James, see references
Related toVariations Feb. 1971
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Derek Dingle Color Triumphant color changing deck climax
Related toVariations 1971 3
Derek Dingle Four Coins in the Countin'
Related to 1971 42
Ken Krenzel Protean Pelf see also p. 521 for Bill Everett comment
Variations Oct. 1971 459
Roy Walton Below Zero visual small packet elevator
Inspired by
  • Bob Ostin's "Submarine Card"
VariationsAlso published here
1971 44
Mel Stover Winnipeg False Cut one simple cut
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1972 93
Sam Schwartz A.E.-I.O.U.
Variations Mar. 1972
Epilogue (Issue 14)
Karl Fulves Illusion Aces Aces turn over one by one between two Jokers, change to Kings
Inspired byRelated toVariations Mar. 1972
Epilogue (Issue 14)
Wesley James L.S.D. Aces
Variations Nov. 1972
Epilogue (Issue 16)
Edward Marlo Kick-Off Switch tabled card(s) lapped, palmed card(s) switched in
Variations Sep. 1972
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 9)
Wesley James Coming Up In The World
Related toVariations 1973 165
Wesley James Tabled Bottom Deal
Related to July 1973
Epilogue (Issue 18)
Fred G. Taylor, Neal Elias The Jiggle Pass
Related toVariations July 1973
Epilogue (Issue 18)
Edward G. Brown The Twelve Card Thought Transition
Variations 1973 39
Jerry K. Hartman Swing Slip Cut Slip Cut in the action of a Swing Cut
Inspired by
  • "Marlo Slip Cut" (The Gen)
Related toAlso published here
1973 12
Tom Ellis Super Rise Loading Move, see p. 985 for Wesley James reference
Related toVariationsAlso published here Apr. 1974 721
Wesley James, Noel Coughlin The James-Coughlin List list of words that can be read as words upside down on a calculator, see also p. 786
June 1974 748
The 9-Principle Location placement-control of selection, faro
Related to July 1975
Epilogue (Issue 24)
Roy Walton Carousel
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here Apr. 1975
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 8)
Wesley James W.J.'s Ascanio
Epilogue (Issue Special No 4)
Wesley James Cannibal Cards with credit information
Related toAlso published here 1976
Epilogue (Issue Special No 4)
Wesley James Cannibal Coin cannibal cards phase with a coin
VariationsAlso published here 1976
Epilogue (Issue Special No 4)
Patrick Cook, Wesley James Micro - Macro Handling
Related to 1976
Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 5)
Roger Smith Maxi-Twist 1-2-3-4 transformation kicker into Ace through Four
VariationsAlso published here 1976 2
Harvey Rosenthal The Pop-Up Move top card break or under small number
Related to 1977 184
Allan Ackerman Ackerman Variation on the One Handed Center Deal
Variations 1978 101
Edward Marlo Marlo's Natural Second Deal
Related to 1979 64
Edward Marlo Down-Jog Displacement oil and water context, secret antifaro for very small packet
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1979 130
Bob Hummer Mind Reader's Dream cards dealt according to thought-of card, with Dreambook to transfer number to card
VariationsAlso published here 1980 42
Wesley James Die Kannibalen Karten
Also published here Mar. 1980
Intermagic (Vol. 7 No. 1)
Wesley James Die Kannibalen-Münze cannibal cards phase with a coin
Also published here Mar. 1980
Intermagic (Vol. 7 No. 1)
Wesley James Japanese Monte unorthodox handling
Related to Feb. 1981
Apocalypse (Vol. 4 No. 2)
Wesley James In a Twinkling Spellbound Change
Related to 1981 82
Wesley James Twisting With Victor Spellbound change
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1981 89
Derek Dingle We'll Twist - If You Insist color changing back kicker
VariationsAlso published here 1982 54
Derek Dingle Illusion Aces Aces reverse between two Tens and change to Kings
  • The Practical Handling
  • The Purist Handling
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1982 79
Derek Dingle The NoLap Switch three applications, see Wesley James reference for credit claim
Related toVariations 1982 85
Derek Dingle Side-Cut Faro Stack stacking method
Variations 1982 134
Wesley James Coming Up In The World
1982 116
Bev Bergeron Coins through Table four coins
Related to 1982 34
Thomas Alan Waters Hexchange inside pocket
Related to 1983
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychl)
David Britland Promenade Aces in a row, no indifferent card on first one, one on second, ... three on fourth Ace, progressive Aces with this layout
Variations 1983
Cardopolis (Issue 1)
Wesley James, Tom Ellis Loading Move
1983 75
Edward Marlo Unconventional Passes
  • First Method (table or in-the-hands)
  • Second Method
Related toVariations 1984 262
Peter Samelson New York Transpo signed card is only odd-backed card, transposes with card signed on back, then they merge into one card
Inspired by 1984 73
Karl Fulves A Richer Missionary one of two coins vanishes with a card
Inspired by 1985 31
Jon Racherbaumer, Richard Kaufman Plastic Lady I card is streched sideways
Related to 1985/93 43
Larry Jennings Reversal Strip-Out Addition bottom cards reversed and added
Related to Jan. 1987
Apocalypse (Vol. 7 No. 1)
David Neighbors McHenry's Sleeper Aces two double facers
Inspired by 1987 24
René Lavand Red and Blacks: "I Can't Do It Any Slower" five phases, one handed, 3x3
VariationsAlso published here 1987 7
Darwin Ortiz Hitchcock Aces
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1988 86
Wesley James, José Carroll Coming Up in the World adaption of the move
1988 70
Larry Jennings The Cream Always Rises Aces are lost, spectator touches four cards - the Aces
Related to 1988 140
Edward Marlo Gad-About Aces four Aces shown, named one vanishes and is taken from pocket, repeated, then five Aces shown and one put in pocket, repeat
VariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Dec. 1963
1988 32
Edward Marlo New Palm Position clipped to palm with third and fourth fingers
Related toAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Jan. 1966
1988 203
Jonathan Townsend Variation Elmsley to show both faces and backs
Related toVariationsAlso published here Jan. 1989
Apocalypse (Vol. 12 No. 1)
Wesley James, Tom Ellis Loading Move
Sep. 1989
The Minotaur (Vol. 1 No. 3)
Bruce Cervon The Novrec Turnover packet secretly turned over during all-around square up
  • The All Around Square Up
  • The Novrec Turnover
Related toVariations 1989 47
Ken Krenzel The Condensed Aces Four spot is produced and splits in Twos, then in Aces, two methods, one with two double facers
Variations 1990 43
Ken Krenzel Cul-de-Sac card vanishes and reappears when pushed perpendicular through two cards, visual, with ungaffed alternative
VariationsAlso published here 1990 154
Wesley James Stop Fooling Us
1990 i
Wesley James The Keys to Entertainment
  • Interest
  • Receptiveness
  • Provocation
  • Substance
1990 ii
Wesley James Performer's Obligation
1990 vii
Wesley James Addenda for the Second Edition
1990 1
Wesley James Acknowledgement
1990 1
Wesley James WJ Travellers
1990 5
Wesley James WJ Bottom Palm "It is, however, significantly different from all others both in timing and specific mechanics."
Inspired by 1990 5
Wesley James Kannibal Kings & Koins introduction with comments about the plot
1990 9
Wesley James Kannibal Kings
1990 11
Wesley James, Bob Fitch Kannibal Koin phase with a coin
1990 14
Wesley James Coins Thru Table four coins, with all-at-once phase
"My approach to the Coins thru Table takes advantage of the table."
Related to 1990 21
Wesley James WJ Click Lap coins swept off the table, one secretly lapped
1990 26
Wesley James WJ Sweep Lap (Timing Variation) coins swept off the table, one secretly lapped
1990 27
Wesley James WJ Snap Retention Pass Fingertip Retention Pass
1990 28
Wesley James Bill Flite folded bill travels from performer's fist to spectator's fist to another folded bill, sponge ball type effect
1990 30
Wesley James L.S.D. Aces - The Aces Take a Trip introduction with credit information
1990 33
Wesley James L.S.D. Aces
1990 35
Jerry K. Hartman, Wesley James Secret Subtraction Variation
1990 35
Wesley James Forgery fusion of card with odd-backed card
Variations 1990 39
Dai Vernon, Wesley James Side Glide Handling
1990 40
Wesley James Jack Off deck has hole in middle, two selections a threaded on ribbon, one of them penetrates the ribbon
1990 45
Wesley James Wax Tip using cheese skin as wax
1990 45
Wesley James, "Senator" Clarke Crandall The Crandall/James Force forcing one of two selections
Inspired by 1990 45
Wesley James Pasteboard Perpensions
1990 i
Wesley James Acknowledgements
1990 ii
Wesley James Counts
1990 1
Wesley James Six New Counts chapter intro
Related to 1990 2
Wesley James Ducked Jordan (4-2) last card to bottom
1990 3
Wesley James The Carry Count (4-4) bottom card stays into place, one of four hidden, note on the Veeser concept
Variations 1990 4
Wesley James The SPEC-3 Count (2-3) one of four hidden
1990 6
Wesley James The Ducked SPEC-3 (2-2) one of four hidden
1990 7
Wesley James Spec-4 (2-4) one of four hidden
1990 8
Wesley James SWAPEC (3-2) one of four hidden
1990 9
Wesley James, Edward Marlo Tabled Diminishing Lift Switch cards dealt to table after each display, bottom deal for last card
Inspired by 1990 11
Wesley James Impeccable Follow-Up spectator's selection matches tabled mate, repeat, then spectator finds card to complete four-of-a-kind
Inspired by 1990 13
Wesley James The Back-Right Bottom Deal "BRBD"
Inspired byRelated to 1990 19
Wesley James Back-Right Bottom Deal Count "BRBDC"
1990 19
Wesley James Back-Right Bottom Deal - DLS "BRBD-DLS", Diminishing Lift Switch, bottom deal for last card in all alike sequence
1990 20
Wesley James The Virgo Move "much better Gemini substitute"
  • Additional Notes on the Virgo Move
1990 20
Wesley James The Sure Theory Second Deal normal or stud take
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1990 28
Wesley James Assemblies general comments and definition of plots:
  • The Assembly - A Categorical Perspective
  • The Simple/Reset Assembly
  • The Slow Motion/Undone Assembly
  • The Real Gone/Snap Back Assembly
  • The One at a Time/Reverse Assembly
  • The Progressive/Retro Assembly
  • The No Palm/Redone Assembly
1990 31
Wesley James T-Ace-T Test
  • The First Ace (appears on its own)
  • The Last Ace (lapping)
1990 39
Wesley James Tenkai Palm Steal of bottom card of small packet
1990 39
Wesley James Propelled Lapping Variation away from table edge
Inspired by
  • "Propelled Lapping" (Ed Marlo, Carmen D'Amico, New Jinx Vol. IV No. 38, 6/65)
1990 41
Wesley James Undone Dukes duplicate card
1990 44
Wesley James Fake Bilis Switch cards are not exchanged, creating suspicion on purpose
1990 44
Wesley James The Elmsley/Olram Vanish
Related to 1990 45
Wesley James ELEVaceOR
Inspired by
  • "No Lift Elevator" (Ed Marlo, Magic and Spells Quarterly, Vol. 1 No. 2, 1971)
1990 50
Wesley James The Fake Reverse Reverse deck apparently turned face up after top card is removed
1990 52
Wesley James The Drop Cop Switch packet in left hand turned over with deck in right hand and switched
1990 54
Wesley James Concluding Remarks
1990 56
John Carney Sanverted red Aces come to top multiple times, then Daley's Last
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1991 229
John Carney Oil on Troubled Waters 3&3, deck separation climax
Variations 1991 234
Roger Klause The Bluff Bluff Pass no cover card
Variations 1991 131
Jon Racherbaumer Prologue - To Wesley James letter to Wesley James, about first Swipe issue
  • Micro-Macro handling
  • Cannibal credit information
  • Ace Assembly bibliography
Related to Sep. 1991 18
Jon Racherbaumer Swipe "The goal of SWIPE is to refocus attention on the process of re-creation, and how ideas, subtleties, sleights, and tricks evolve from practitioner to practitioner."
Related to Mar. 1991
Swipe (Issue 1)
Wesley James The Siamese Shuffle the shuffle travels from one packet to another
Related to Sep. 1992
Apocalypse (Vol. 15 No. 9)
Steve Draun A Heavenly Turnover
Variations 1993 19
Marc DeSouza Shape Shifter
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1993 862
Wesley James Earl "Presto" Johnson: An East Coast Benefit
Aug. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 12)
Juan Tamariz, Michael Close The Tamariz Turnover Handling
Related to 1994 46
Gene Maze A Touch of the Mentalist three cards each, with suggestion by Wesley James
Variations 1994 140
Marvin Johnson LSDM Aces
Inspired by 1994
Facsimile (Issue 2)
Marvin Johnson LSDR Aces
Inspired by 1994
Facsimile (Issue 2)
Wesley James, Tom Ellis Loading Move
1995 16
Darwin Ortiz From the Cellar bottom deal demonstration with sucker element
Inspired by
  • Micky MacDougall's "Confounding the Critics" (Card Mastery, p. 37)
Related toVariations
1995 175
Wesley James At Your Command using a simple center deal
Related to July 1995
Apocalypse (Vol. 18 No. 7)
Simon Aronson The Aronson Stripout with final three-packet cut on table
  • Push Through Variation
  • Front Lift Variation
Related toVariations 1995 65
Carmen D'Amico The Fake Pickup one half in both hands, top card of left-hand half flipped face up and back and then apparently picked up under right hand packet
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Oct. 1968
1995 33
Wesley James Coming Up in the World
1996 338
Wesley James Action Palm Variant
Inspired byRelated to Feb. 1996
Apocalypse (Vol. 19 No. 2)
Wesley James, Tom Ellis Loading Move
1996 183
Wesley James Daley Straightened
Related to Apr. 1997
Apocalypse (Vol. 20 No. 4)
Wesley James Preface on the presentation of magic
1997 i
Wesley James Introduction
1997 v
Wesley James The WJ Front Bottom Deal about its history
  • The Grip
  • The Take
  • The Top
  • The Bottom
  • Cover Action
1997 10
Wesley James The MacJames Poker Deal bottom deal demonstration with sucker element
Related to 1997 14
Wesley James The Fulves Material how its publication came to be
1997 16
Wesley James The WJ Tabled Bottom Deal
Related to 1997 18
Wesley James Sneaky Pete's Anytime Blackjack Saloon story presentation, using Tabled Bottom Deal
1997 20
Wesley James WJ's Spectator's Open Prediction spectator makes prediction
Inspired by 1997 24
Wesley James Coming Up in the World with credit information
  • The Load Up I (Coming Up in the World)
  • The Load Up II (Interlocked Set-Up)
  • The Load Up III (Large Block)
1997 27
Wesley James The Racherbaumer Material on credits and other fights with Jon Racherbaumer
1997 32
Wesley James Micro-Macro Handling
  • Making My Micro-Macro & Switch Box Gimmicks
  • Single Micro-Macro Card
  • The Switch Box
1997 33
Wesley James Micro-Macro & The Mat Move Plus visual growing on mat, with Hung Card gimmick
1997 35
Wesley James The Kaufman Material how its publication came to be
1997 39
Wesley James Twisting with Victor spellbound change
Inspired byAlso published here 1997 40
Wesley James, Howard Schwarzman The Last Drop
1997 42
Wesley James In a Twinkling "The Original Touch Change"
Related to 1997 44
Wesley James The Magic Touch "It is as difficult a coin move as any I know.", no illustrations
1997 47
Wesley James Two-Way Stretch card also stretched sideways
Related to 1997 49
Wesley James The Lorayne Material how its publication in Apocalypse came to be
1997 55
Wesley James Japanese Monte
Inspired by
  • "The Three Quarter Card" (Masao Atsukawa, "Creative Works in Magic")
1997 57
Wesley James, Harry Lorayne Siamese Shuffle "shuffle" travels from one half to other
  • Method I
  • Method II (twenty-six double backers)
  • Method III (thirteen double backers)
  • Method IV - Cold Deck (deck switch presentation)
  • The Lorayne Approach (deck switch presentation)
Related to 1997 62
Wesley James SympathOrder half deck face-up and face-down, spectator shuffles, dealt in two piles, they have same face-up/face-down orientation
1997 65
Wesley James At You Command "The Middle Deal Control Swindle"
1997 72
Allan Ackerman, Bill Kalush, Wesley James The Ackerman Center Deal (Modified) using Ackerman's technique for two-handed deal (idea by Kalush)
Inspired by 1997 75
Wesley James Action Palm Variant - Multi-Card Misdirection Palm
Inspired by 1997 78
Wesley James Daley Straightened with credit information
Inspired byRelated to 1997 80
Wesley James Count-Revertable Aces Aces removed from deck, one travels to Himber wallet, repeat, then there are five Aces and one is put in wallet, repeat, red Aces remain, transpose with black Aces in wallet
Inspired byAlso published here 1997 83
Wesley James The Patton Material how its publication in Magicana came to be
1997 88
Wesley James Big Coin Finish finale for Spellbound routine, three different jumbo coins appear
1997 89
Wesley James A.E. S.S. E.M. IOU credit information
  • Method I (Preferred Method)
  • Retention of Vision Method
Inspired by 1997 92
Edward Marlo, Wesley James Fake Pick-Up
Related to 1997 94
Wesley James The WJ Fake Addition rub a dub-dub vanish as fake addition
1997 94
Wesley James Concluding Remarks
1997 98
T. Nelson Downs, Arturo de Ascanio, Edward Marlo The Side-steal Transfer
Related to 1998 759
Wesley James Acknowledgements
Wesley James Preface on piece-by-piece restorations
1998 1
Wesley James Introduction on restorations
1998 4
Wesley James Pristine piece-by-piece restoration of signed card, then folds removed and signature peeled off
  • The Force
  • Acquiring the Duplicate and the Signatures
  • Pre-Creasing
  • The Tear
  • Switching in the Duplicate
  • Restoring the First Piece
  • Restoring the Second Piece
  • Restoring the Third (last) Piece
  • Unloading the Extra Pieces
  • The Pristine-ing
1998 10
Wesley James The WJ Riffle Force with break
1998 13
Wesley James The Mirror as a Practice Tool essay from 1970
  • The Basics
  • The Problem
  • Solutions
  • The Future
  • Limitations
1998 33
Wesley James A Final Comment
1998 41
Wesley James Count-Revertable Aces Aces removed from deck, one travels to Himber wallet, repeat, then there are five Aces and one is put in wallet, repeat, red Aces remain, transpose with black Aces in wallet
Also published here 1998 143
Wesley James, Jed B. Smith The Thought Collectors
July 1998
Onyx (Issue 4)
Wesley James Low Lateral Palm credit information
July 1998
Onyx (Issue 4)
Wesley James Splits Four spot is select, it splits in Twos, then in Aces, three double facers
Inspired by Oct. 1998
Onyx (Issue 5)
Wesley James Olive Oil On The Side 4&4, with false (empty) deals and full-deck finale
Inspired by Oct. 1998
Onyx (Issue 5)
Wesley James Four-Card Heisenberg
Related to Oct. 1998
Onyx (Issue 5)
Wesley James The DeSouza/James Reverse using the Shape Shifter Change as a secret packet turnover
  • The Simulated DeSouza/James Reverse
Inspired by Oct. 1998
Onyx (Issue 5)
Wesley James Carry Count Variant bottom card stays into place, one of four hidden
Inspired by Oct. 1998
Onyx (Issue 5)
Danny Archer Copper Silver Shuffle see reference for credit information by Wesley James
VariationsAlso published here Oct. 1998
Onyx (Issue 5)
Wesley James The Truth About Snap, Crackle and Pop! on whether knuckle cracking is harmful
Oct. 1998
Onyx (Issue 5)
Wesley James Coming Up in the World
1998 3
Jason Alford After-Burner! variation of the Tom Ellis/Wesley James Loading move sequence, for Michael Weber credit correction see "Attribution Retribution"
Related toVariations Dec. 1998
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 4)
Guy Hollingworth Regarding the shift. One several interesting shifts
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1999 122
Wesley James, Tom Ellis Loading Move
1999 29
Roger Crosthwaite The Upjog Switch upjogged card squared and thumbed off onto table, also for multiple-out tricks
Inspired byVariations 1999 69
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
Wesley James On Ethics and Theft longer essay
Also published here 1999 185
Tom Ellis, Wesley James James/Ellis Loading move
Labyrinth (Issue 9)
Wesley James, Ken Krenzel Ungaffed B'Wave other three cards are shown to be a different value as climax
Related to Apr. 1999
Onyx (Issue 7)
Wesley James Carry-Elmsley Count
Inspired by Apr. 1999
Onyx (Issue 7)
Wesley James Multi-Jordan Count repositioning false count with five cards
Apr. 1999
Onyx (Issue 7)
Wesley James Rock 'N' Roll Jokers four Jokers from four decks are put in four cases, four cards selected from a fifth deck, the cased Jokers change into duplicates of those selections, long meta-description of the routine and its (failed?) performance at a magic event
Apr. 1999
Onyx (Issue 7)
Dan MacMillan Dealing Fifths! false dealing demo, Ace through Five on top of deck, requires thirds
Variations Apr. 1999
Onyx (Issue 7)
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)
Wesley James On Ethics and Theft longer essay
Related toAlso published here July 1999
Onyx (Issue 8)
Wesley James MacMillan Unmoved false dealing demo, Ace through Five on top of deck
Inspired by July 1999
Onyx (Issue 8)
Darwin Ortiz From Darwin Ortiz credit information Dream Card
Related to Dec. 1999
Onyx (Issue 9)
Wesley James Stanley Collins Meets The Progressive Aces
Inspired by Dec. 1999
Onyx (Issue 9)
Michael Close (reviewer) Pristine by Wesley James June 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 10)
Wesley James, Tom Ellis Loading Move
2000 190
Wesley James An Ambitious Undertaking thoughts on the plot
  • Iterations
  • Pace
  • Departures
2000 3
Wesley James My Ambitious Card Routine wallet finale
2000 9
Wesley James Ambitious Opening with Cull claimed by Wesley James
2000 9
Wesley James Coming Up in the World - The Load Up
2000 13
Wesley James Peel Change Hofzinser Change with different stroking action
2000 14
Wesley James The Mime Shuffle "A Palm Cover Action", claimed by Wesley James, see also p. 10
2000 15
Wesley James The James Palm Transfer right hand classic to left gambler's palm
2000 16
Wesley James, Derek Dingle The Speed Load "A Wallet Load Technique"
2000 16
Wesley James Conclusion
2000 17
Steve Beam The Peewee Card Trick three endings
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Wesley James' routine in "The Second Deal"
2000 66
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Arcardia by Roger CrosthwaiteRelated to Apr. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 4)
Wesley James Got Milk? Ace cut into the center, it comes back to top, similarly with other Aces
Related to June 2000
Onyx (Issue 11)
Wesley James Novel Double Undercut bottom block starts side-jogged
June 2000
Onyx (Issue 11)
Jack McMillen The MacMillan Slip covered slip cut after double lift, top card remains side-jogged
Variations June 2000
Onyx (Issue 11)
Wesley James The MacMillen-James Slip slip cut with top card side-jogged, switched for second card
Inspired by June 2000
Onyx (Issue 11)
Lee Asher Cheek-to-Cheek Asher Style twenty-six double backers
Inspired by 2001 18
Wesley James 1-2-3 Rise
Inspired by
  • "1-2-3-4" (David Solomon, Secret Session 3 video)
July/Aug. 2001
Mr. Gadfly (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Wesley James Covered Bottom Deal Turnover Switch top cards are turned over on deck, bottom card secretly added
July/Aug. 2001
Mr. Gadfly (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Wesley James 1-2-3-4 Rise
Inspired by Sep./Oct. 2001
Mr. Gadfly (Vol. 1 No. 3)
Aaron Fisher A Useful Switch switching three of four witch a top card cover half pass of top six cards
Inspired byRelated toVariations 2002 66
Wesley James, Tom Ellis Loading Move
2002 130
Wesley James Speaking Volumes
Related to June 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 6)
Wesley James "I Could Not Help But Feel I Had Lost An Older Brother." on Frank Garcia
Jan./Feb. 2002
Mr. Gadfly (Vol. 2 No. 1)
Jason Alford Angled After-Burner! kind of a variation of Tom Ellis/Wesley James Loading move sequence
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 2002 20
Wesley James Preface
2004 ix
Wesley James Introduction
  • Performance - The Art of Magic
  • Academia - The Craft of Magic
  • Repertoire - The Material of Magic
  • Format - How to Read this Book
  • Knowledge - My Assumption
  • Credit - The Creation of Magic
2004 xi
Wesley James Forgery fusion of card with odd-backed card, credit information
  • Method 1
  • Method 2
  • Method 3 (Preferred Method) - "final"
  • Clean-Up Procedures
  • Further Approaches
  • Progeny (selected references for the plot)
Related to 2004 5
Dai Vernon, Wesley James Side Glide Handling
Inspired by 2004 8
Philip T. Goldstein, Dan Tong Goldstein and Tong Tip tip for "Forgery"
Related to 2004 12
Derek Dingle Derek Dingle Approach tip for "Forgery"
Related to 2004 13
Frank Garcia Frank Garcia Touch tip for "Forgery"
Related to 2004 13
Wesley James Trapped Ace Surprise "beta", spectator pushes ace in deck next to other ace, then four-card-catch
2004 19
Wesley James Hit Double Lift Handling
Inspired by 2004 20
Wesley James Catch-Ace-Trap-ee "sewt", transposition effect involving four Queens and two black Aces
Inspired byVariations 2004 23
Wesley James Fake Reverse Reverse deck apparently turned over but not really
2004 24
Wesley James April Fools' Aces "beta", McDonalds type routine with duplicate aces instead of double facers
Inspired by 2004 28
Wesley James Veeser Concept Handling
2004 29
Wesley James Ace-and-Three-Card Vanishes three cards and an ace, ace is shown to have vanished, four methods
Related to 2004 31
Wesley James Edge-Off Displacement Edge-Off Displacement, Edge-Off Count, counting off a number of cards at first counting movement
2004 32
Wesley James James Alignment Move a bit like a small-packet strip-out addition
2004 33
Wesley James Ace-and-Four-Card Vanishes four cards (apparently 3) and an ace, ace is shown to have vanished, three methods
2004 34
Wesley James, James Steranko The Steranko Move Handling bringing a double from dealing position to the fingertips
Related to
  • "The Steranko Move" (Steranko, Genii, Vol. 27 No. 3, Nov. 1962, p. 127)
2004 35
Wesley James Catalytic Progressive Aces "sewt", progressive assembly with a "catalyst" card
2004 38
Wesley James Block Push-Off Scoop Addition as tabled packet is scooped together with scoop card
2004 39
Wesley James Below Zero Minus One "beta", visual small packet elevator, history information
Inspired by 2004 49
Wesley James The Spread Displacement outjogged card in packet displaced, cull
Related to 2004 51
Edward Marlo, Wesley James The Marlo Flexible Count Grip, modified
Inspired by
  • New Tops, Vol. 3 No. 12, Dec. 1963
2004 54
Wesley James The JEHHFOWJ Count "Jordan, Elmsley, Haxton, Houghton, ?, James"
2004 55
Bruce Cervon, Wesley James Semaj-Novrec Masked Packet Reverse for small packet
Inspired by 2004 57
Wesley James Snap Reverse bottom card of small packet
2004 58
Wesley James Turn Me Down Why Don't You "beta", four aces turn over one by one between two black tens, then change to kings
Related to 2004 61
Wesley James The Direction of False Count clarifying the counting direction
2004 62
Wesley James The James Gang "beta"
Inspired by 2004 67
Edward Marlo, Wesley James The Marlo-James Multiple Shift
  • Jog-Through
  • Block Alignment
  • Strip-Out Cuts (Longitudinal Cut, Swivel, Swing)
Inspired by 2004 69
Wesley James Quick Three-Way, May Way "final", with all-backs phase
2004 77
Wesley James Small Packet One-Handed Top Palm "SPOT Palm"
2004 82
Wesley James New Faces of 1234 "beta", Aces change to Ace through Four as kicker
Inspired by 2004 84
Wesley James Spread ATFUS
2004 85
Wesley James Hyper-Warp "final", ending with Hyper Card stapled to other card as souvenir
2004 89
Wesley James, "Senator" Clarke Crandall The Crandall/James Force see also p. 328
Inspired by 2004 92
Wesley James The Sigma Principle force in which spectator cuts off pile, counts it and counts down that many cards in rest
2004 101
Wesley James A Sleight Case of Murder "beta", card predicted, names on every card back and selection has spectator's name
  • Alternates for the Pass
  • Alternate Methods
  • Premise Variations
Inspired by
  • "Who Killed Roger Rabbit?" (Dale Dewey)
2004 104
Wesley James Anthropomorphization of Playing Cards
2004 105
Wesley James The Fake-Take Dribble Force deck dribbled on table, copped card added to bottom of right packet