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Wesley James L.S.D. Aces varied by "LSDR Aces" (Marvin Johnson, 1994),
"LSDM Aces" (Marvin Johnson, 1994)
1972 Epilogue (Issue 16) 147
Wesley James Coming Up In The World see also "Super Rise" (Tom Ellis, 1974) 1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 165
Wesley James Tabled Bottom Deal see also "The WJ Tabled Bottom Deal" (Wesley James, 1997) 1973 Epilogue (Issue 18) 167
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 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 8) 748
Wesley James W.J.'s Ascanio 1976 Epilogue (Section "Special No 4") 282
Wesley James Cannibal Cards with credit information 1976 Epilogue (Section "Special No 4") 283
Wesley James Cannibal Coin cannibal cards phase with a coin 1976 Epilogue (Section "Special No 4") 285
Patrick Cook & Wesley James Micro - Macro Handling see also "Micro-Macro Handling" (Wesley James, 1997) 1976 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 5) 63
Wesley James Japanese Monte unorthodox handling see also "Japanese Monte" (Wesley James, 1997) 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 2) 445
Wesley James In a Twinkling Spellbound Change see also "In a Twinkling" (Wesley James, 1997) 1981 CoinMagic 82
Wesley James Twisting With Victor Spellbound change see also "Twisting with Victor" (Wesley James, 1997),
also published as "Twisting with Victor" (Wesley James, 1997)
1981 CoinMagic 89
Wesley James Coming Up In The World 1982 Best of Friends 116
Wesley James & Jose Carroll Coming Up in the World adaption of the move 1988 52 Lovers 70
Wesley James & Tom Ellis Loading Move 1989 The Minotaur (Vol. 1 No. 3) 8
Wesley James Stop Fooling Us 1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes i
Wesley James The Keys to Entertainment - Interest
- Receptiveness
- Provocation
- Substance
1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes ii
Wesley James Performer's Obligation 1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes vii
Wesley James Addenda for the Second Edition 1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 1
Wesley James Acknowledgement 1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 1
Wesley James WJ Travellers 1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 5
Wesley James WJ Bottom Palm "It is, however, significantly different from all others both in timing and specific mechanics." inspired by "The Zingone Bottom Palm" (Louis Zingone, 1940),
"The Erdnase Bottom-Palm (improved)" (Paul LePaul, 1949)
1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 5
Wesley James Kannibal Kings & Koins introduction with comments about the plot 1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 9
Wesley James Kannibal Kings 1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 11
Wesley James & Bob Fitch Kannibal Koin phase with a coin 1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 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."
see also "Coins through Table" (Bev Bergeron, 1982) 1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 21
Wesley James WJ Click Lap coins swept off the table, one secretly lapped 1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 26
Wesley James WJ Sweep Lap (Timing Variation) coins swept off the table, one secretly lapped 1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 27
Wesley James WJ Snap Retention Pass Fingertip Retention Pass 1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 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 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 30
Wesley James L.S.D. Aces - The Aces Take a Trip introduction with credit information 1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 33
Wesley James L.S.D. Aces 1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 35
Jerry K. Hartman & Wesley James Secret Subtraction Variation 1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 35
Wesley James Forgery fusion of card with odd-backed card 1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 39
Dai Vernon & Wesley James Side Glide Handling 1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 40
Wesley James Jack Off deck has hole in middle, two selections a threaded on ribbon, one of them penetrates the ribbon 1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 45
Wesley James Wax Tip using cheese skin as wax 1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 45
Wesley James & "Senator" Clark Crandall The Crandall/James Force forcing one of two selections inspired by "Open Force" ("Senator" Clark Crandall, 1968) 1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 45
Wesley James Pasteboard Perpensions 1990 Pasteboard Perpensions i
Wesley James Acknowledgements 1990 Pasteboard Perpensions ii
Wesley James Counts 1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 1
Wesley James Six New Counts chapter intro see also "Four-as-Four (Hiding Two, FAF-Two) Counts" (Wesley James, 2004) 1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 2
Wesley James Ducked Jordan (4-2) last card to bottom 1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 3
Wesley James The Carry Count (4-4) bottom card stays into place, 1 of four hidden, note on the Veeser concept 1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 4
Wesley James The SPEC-3 Count (2-3) one of four hidden 1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 6
Wesley James The Ducked SPEC-3 (2-2) one of four hidden 1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 7
Wesley James Spec-4 (2-4) one of four hidden 1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 8
Wesley James SWAPEC (3-2) one of four hidden 1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 9
Wesley James & Edward Marlo Tabled Diminishing Lift Switch cards dealt to table after each display, bottom deal for last card inspired by "Diminishing Lift Switch" (Marlo, Ibidem #20, June 1960) 1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 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 "The Impeccable Prediction" (Howard Schwarzman, 1961) 1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 13
Wesley James The Back-Right Bottom Deal "BRBD" inspired by "New Push Out Bottom Deal" (Edward Marlo, 1959),
"Dai Vernon's "New Theory" Second Deal" (Dai Vernon, 1961),
see also "Back Right Bottom Deal Handling" (Wesley James, 2004)
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 19
Wesley James Back-Right Bottom Deal Count "BRBDC" 1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 19
Wesley James Back-Right Bottom Deal - DLS "BRBD-DLS", Diminishing Lift Switch, bottom deal for last card in all alike sequence 1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 20
Wesley James The Virgo Move "much better Gemini substitute"
- Additional Notes on the Virgo Move
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 20
Wesley James The Sure Theory Second Deal normal or stud take inspired by "Dai Vernon's "New Theory" Second Deal" (Dai Vernon, 1961),
see also "Marlo's Natural Second Deal" (Edward Marlo, 1979),
varied by "Theory Thirds" (Wesley James, 2004)
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 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 Pasteboard Perpensions 31
Wesley James T-Ace-T Test - The First Ace (appears on its own)
- The Last Ace (lapping)
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 39
Wesley James Tenkai Palm Steal of bottom card of small packet 1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 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 Pasteboard Perpensions 41
Wesley James The Elmsley/Olram Vanish see also "Ace-and-Three-Card Vanishes" (Wesley James, 2004) 1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 45
Wesley James Undone Dukes duplicate card 1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 44
Wesley James Fake Bilis Switch cards are not exchanged, creating suspicion on purpose 1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 44
Wesley James ELEVaceOR inspired by "No Lift Elevator" (Ed Marlo, Magic and Spells Quarterly, Vol. 1 No. 2, 1971) 1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 50
Wesley James The Fake Reverse Reverse deck apparently turned face up after top card is removed 1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 52
Wesley James The Drop Cop Switch packet in left hand turned over with deck in right hand and switched 1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 54
Wesley James Concluding Remarks 1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 56
Wesley James The Siamese Shuffle the shuffle travels from one packet to another see also "Siamese Shuffle" (Wesley James & Harry Lorayne, 1997) 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 9) 2120
Wesley James & Tom Ellis Loading Move 1995 Cardshark 16
Wesley James At Your Command using a simple center deal see also "At You Command" (Wesley James, 1997) 1995 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 7) 2521
Wesley James Action Palm Variant inspired by "Misdirection Palm" (Edward Marlo, 1953),
see also "Action Palm Variant - Multi-Card Misdirection Palm" (Wesley James, 1997)
1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 2) 2615
Wesley James Daley Straightened see also "Daley Straightened" (Wesley James, 1997) 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 4) 2778
Wesley James Preface on the presentation of magic 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James i
Wesley James Introduction 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James v
Wesley James The WJ Front Bottom Deal about its history
- The Grip
- The Take
- The Top
- The Bottom
- Cover Action
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 10
Wesley James The MacJames Poker Deal bottom deal demonstration with sucker element see also "From the Cellar" (Darwin Ortiz, 1995) 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 14
Wesley James The Fulves Material how its publication came to be 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 16
Wesley James The WJ Tabled Bottom Deal see also "Tabled Bottom Deal" (Wesley James, 1973) 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 18
Wesley James Sneaky Pete's Anytime Blackjack Saloon story presentation, using Tabled Bottom Deal 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 20
Wesley James WJ's Spectator's Open Prediction spectator makes prediction inspired by "The Spectator's Prediction" (Edward Marlo, 1969) 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 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 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 27
Wesley James The Racherbaumer Material on credits and other fights with Jon Racherbaumer 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 32
Wesley James Micro-Macro Handling - Making My Micro-Macro & Switch Box Gimmicks
- Single Micro-Macro Card
- The Switch Box
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 33
Wesley James Micro-Macro & The Mat Move Plus visual growing on mat, with Hung Card gimmick 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 35
Wesley James The Kaufman Material how its publication came to be 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 39
Wesley James Twisting with Victor spellbound change inspired by "Protean Pelf" (Ken Krenzel, 1971),
also published as "Twisting With Victor" (Wesley James, 1981)
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 40
Wesley James & Howard Schwarzman The Last Drop 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 42
Wesley James In a Twinkling "The Original Touch Change" 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 44
Wesley James The Magic Touch "It is as difficult a coin move as any I know.", no illustrations 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 47
Wesley James Two-Way Stretch card also stretched sideways see also "Plastic Lady I" (Jon Racherbaumer & Richard Kaufman, 1985 / 93) 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 49
Wesley James The Lorayne Material how its publication in Apocalypse came to be 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 55
Wesley James Japanese Monte inspired by "The Three Quarter Card" (Masao Atsukawa, "Creative Works in Magic") 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 57
Wesley James & Harry Lorayne Siamese Shuffle "shuffle" travels from one half to other
- Method I
- Method II (26 double backers)
- Method III (13 double backers)
- Method IV - Cold Deck (deck switch presentation)
- The Lorayne Approach (deck switch presentation)
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 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 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 65
Wesley James At You Command "The Middle Deal Control Swindle" 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 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 "Ackerman Variation on the One Handed Center Deal" (Allan Ackerman, 1978) 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 75
Wesley James Action Palm Variant - Multi-Card Misdirection Palm inspired by "Misdirection Palm" (Edward Marlo, 1953) 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 78
Wesley James Daley Straightened with credit information inspired by "Sanverted" (John Carney, 1991),
see also "Daley Straightened" (Wesley James, 1997)
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 80
Wesley James Count-Revertable Aces aces removed from deck, one travels to Himber wallet, repeat, then there are 5 aces and one is put in wallet, repeat, red aces remain, transpose with black aces in wallet inspired by "Gad-About Aces" (Ed Marlo, New Tops, Dec. 1963) 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 83
Wesley James The Patton Material how its publication in Magicana came to be 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 88
Wesley James Big Coin Finish finale for Spellbound routine, 3 different jumbo coins appear 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 89
Wesley James A.E. S.S. E.M. IOU credit information
- Method I (Preferred Method)
- Retention of Vision Method
inspired by "A.E.-I.O.U." (Sam Schwartz, 1972) 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 92
Edward Marlo & Wesley James Fake Pick-Up see also "Fake Pick-Up" (Ed Marlo, New Tops, Oct. 1968) 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 94
Wesley James The WJ Fake Addition rub a dub-dub vanish as fake addition 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 94
Wesley James Concluding Remarks 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 98
Wesley James Acknowledgements 1998 Pristine
Wesley James Preface on piece-by-piece restorations 1998 Pristine 1
Wesley James Introduction on restorations 1998 Pristine 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 Pristine 10
Wesley James The WJ Riffle Force with break 1998 Pristine 13
Wesley James The Mirror as a Practice Tool essay from 1970
- The Basics
- The Problem
- Solutions
- The Future
- Limitations
1998 Pristine 33
Wesley James A Final Comment 1998 Pristine 41
Wesley James & Tom Ellis Loading Move 1999 Wednesday Nights 29
Wesley James & Tom Ellis Loading Move 2000 Concertos for Pasteboard 190
Wesley James An Ambitious Undertaking thoughts on the plot
- Iterations
- Pace
- Departures
2000 Ambitious Undertaking 3
Wesley James My Ambitious Card Routine wallet finale 2000 Ambitious Undertaking 9
Wesley James Ambitious Opening with Cull claimed by Wesley James 2000 Ambitious Undertaking 9
Wesley James The Mime Shuffle "A Palm Cover Action", claimed by Wesley James, see also p. 10 2000 Ambitious Undertaking 15
Wesley James Coming Up in the World - The Load Up 2000 Ambitious Undertaking 13
Wesley James Peel Change Hofzinser Change with different stroking action 2000 Ambitious Undertaking 14
Wesley James The James Palm Transfer right hand classic to left gambler's palm 2000 Ambitious Undertaking 16
Wesley James & Derek Dingle The Speed Load "A Wallet Load Technique" 2000 Ambitious Undertaking 16
Wesley James Conclusion 2000 Ambitious Undertaking 17
Wesley James & Tom Ellis Loading Move 2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 130
Wesley James Preface 2004 Enchantments 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 Enchantments 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)
see also "Frank Garcia Touch" (Frank Garcia, 2004),
"Derek Dingle Approach" (Derek Dingle, 2004),
"Goldstein and Tong Tip" (Philip T. Goldstein & Dan Tong, 2004)
2004 Enchantments 5
Dai Vernon & Wesley James Side Glide Handling inspired by "A New Glide" (1940) 2004 Enchantments 8
Wesley James Trapped Ace Surprise "beta", spectator pushes ace in deck next to other ace, then four-card-catch 2004 Enchantments 19
Wesley James Hit Double Lift Handling inspired by "A Heavenly Turnover" (Steve Draun, 1993) 2004 Enchantments 20
Wesley James Fake Reverse Reverse deck apparently turned over but not really 2004 Enchantments 24
Wesley James Catch-Ace-Trap-ee "sewt", transposition effect involving 4 queens and 2 black aces inspired by "Carousel" (Roy Walton, 1975) 2004 Enchantments 23
Wesley James April Fools' Aces "beta", McDonalds type routine with duplicate aces instead of double facers inspired by "McDonald's $100 Routine" (Dai Vernon, 1960) 2004 Enchantments 28
Wesley James Veeser Concept Handling 2004 Enchantments 29
Wesley James Ace-and-Three-Card Vanishes three cards and an ace, ace is shown to have vanished, four methods see also "Variation Elmsley" (Jonathan Townsend, 1989),
"The Elmsley/Olram Vanish" (Wesley James, 1990)
2004 Enchantments 31
Wesley James Edge-Off Displacement Edge-Off Displacement, Edge-Off Count, counting off a number of cards at first counting movement 2004 Enchantments 32
Wesley James James Alignment Move a bit like a small-packet strip-out addition 2004 Enchantments 33
Wesley James Ace-and-Four-Card Vanishes four cards (apparently 3) and an ace, ace is shown to have vanished, three methods 2004 Enchantments 34
Wesley James & Jim Steranko The Steranko Move Handling bringing a double from dealing position at the fingertips see also "The Steranko Move" (Steranko, Genii, Vol. 27 No. 3, Nov. 1962, p. 127) 2004 Enchantments 35
Wesley James Catalytic Progressive Aces "sewt", progressive assembly with a "catalyst" card 2004 Enchantments 38
Wesley James Block Push-Off Scoop Addition as tabled packet is scooped together with scoop card 2004 Enchantments 39
Wesley James Below Zero Minus One "beta", visual small packet elevator, history information inspired by "Below Zero" (Roy Walton, Cardboard Charades, 1971, p. 44) 2004 Enchantments 49
Wesley James The Spread Displacement outjogged card in packet displaced, cull see also "Down-Jog Displacement" (Edward Marlo, 1979) 2004 Enchantments 51
Edward Marlo & Wesley James The Marlo Flexible Count Grip, modified inspired by New Tops, Vol. 3 No. 12, Dec. 1963 2004 Enchantments 54
Wesley James The JEHHFOWJ Count "Jordan, Elmsley, Haxton, Houghton, ?, James" 2004 Enchantments 55
Bruce Cervon & Wesley James Semaj-Novrec Masked Packet Reverse for small packet inspired by "Novrec Turnover" (Bruce Cervon, Black & White Trick, 1989) 2004 Enchantments 57
Wesley James Snap Reverse bottom card of small packet 2004 Enchantments 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 see also "Illusion Aces" (Karl Fulves, 1972),
"Illusion Aces" (Derek Dingle, 1982)
2004 Enchantments 61
Wesley James The Direction of False Count clarifying the counting direction 2004 Enchantments 62
Wesley James The James Gang "beta" inspired by "Dingle's "Collectors"" (Derek Dingle, 1971) 2004 Enchantments 67
Edward Marlo & Wesley James The Marlo-James Multiple Shift - Jog-Through
- Block Alignment
- Strip-Out Cuts (Longitudinal Cut, Swivel, Swing)
inspired by "The Moveable Block Shift" (Edward Marlo, 1961) 2004 Enchantments 69
Wesley James Quick Three-Way, May Way "final", with all-backs phase 2004 Enchantments 77
Wesley James Small Packet One-Handed Top Palm "SPOT Palm" 2004 Enchantments 82
Wesley James New Faces of 1234 "beta", aces change to Ace through Four as kicker inspired by "Maxi-Twist" (Roger Smith & Wilber Kattner, Innovative Magic No. 2, 1976),
"We'll Twist - If You Insist" (Derek Dingle, 1982)
2004 Enchantments 85
Wesley James Spread ATFUS 2004 Enchantments 85
Wesley James Hyper-Warp "final", ending with Hyper Card stapled to other card as souvenir 2004 Enchantments 89
Wesley James The Sigma Principle force in which spectator cuts off pile, counts it and counts down that many cards in rest 2004 Enchantments 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 Enchantments 104
Wesley James Anthropomorphization of Playing Cards 2004 Enchantments 105
Wesley James The Fake-Take Dribble Force deck dribbled on table, copped card added to bottom of right packet 2004 Enchantments 111
Wesley James Vanishing Eleven and Placement "final", eleven cards vanish, only selection remains, 9-Principle Placements (digits added) see also "The 9-Principle Location" (1975) 2004 Enchantments 113
Wesley James Palming... essay and basic palm positions
- Classic Palm
- Classic Palm Grip with First Finger (Marlo)
- Thumb Palm
- Gambler's Flat Palm
see also "New Palm Position" (Ed Marlo, New Tops, Vol. 6 No. 1, Jan 1966) 2004 Enchantments 121
Wesley James Named Travelers "final", named four-of-a-kind appears on top, then travelers 2004 Enchantments 125
Wesley James Secretly Disordering the Deck inspired by "Side-Cut Faro Stack" (Derek Dingle, 1982) 2004 Enchantments 127
Wesley James WJ Bottom Palm see also "WJ Bottom Palm" (Wesley James, 1990) 2004 Enchantments 129
Wesley James Card from Pocket while Palming three cards palmed, one of them removed from pocket, others remains in palm 2004 Enchantments 131
Wesley James & Patrick Cook Holdout Holdup "sewt", signed kings placed in sleeve openly, kings then travel to deck, stacked for poker game, change to Aces, Kings in wallet, 5 methods 2004 Enchantments 133
Wesley James From Jacket to Lap packet secretly paper clipped, apparently put in sleeve, then dropped to lap 2004 Enchantments 137
Dr. Jacob Daley & Wesley James The One-Handed Daley Switch packet on table switched as it is picked up and deck set down simultaneously with one hand see also Ian Baxter (Ten on Deck, 1970, p. 6),
Dr. Daley (Hugard's Magic Monthly, Vol. 5 No. 12, p. 422)
2004 Enchantments 141
Wesley James Chameleon Colors Revisited "alpha", reds and blacks separated, some red cards change to black and back, then halves transpose inspired by "The Chameleon Colors" (Brother John Hamman, 1958) 2004 Enchantments 144
Wesley James & Dave Ossip De-Flourished Ossip Slip Cut in the hands 2004 Enchantments 145
Wesley James Naturalness - The Double Lift and - more 2004 Enchantments 153
Wesley James The Double Lift general comments and approaches 2004 Enchantments 155
Wesley James WJ Two-Step Double Lift push-off and stud turnover 2004 Enchantments 158
Wesley James WJ Two-Step Double Lift Hit Variation 2004 Enchantments 161
Wesley James & Stuart Gordon A Stuart Gordon Turnover Variation credit information 2004 Enchantments 164
Wesley James & Juan Tamariz The Unload Subtlety credit information see also "The Tamariz Turnover Handling" (Juan Tamariz & Michael Close, 1994) 2004 Enchantments 167
Wesley James My Ambitious Card Routine "final", wallet finale 2004 Enchantments 170
Wesley James One-handed Pen Re-Cap 2004 Enchantments 175
Wesley James Coming Up in the World a.k.a. The Load-Up Move, credit information 2004 Enchantments 177
Wesley James The WJ Side Steal see also "The Side-steal Transfer" (T. Nelson Downs & Arturo de Ascanio & Edward Marlo, 1998) 2004 Enchantments 181
Wesley James Tip for Body Rotation Sleights on sleights that can use body rotation as cover 2004 Enchantments 184
Wesley James & Bill Simon Covered Side Steal 2004 Enchantments 185
Wesley James Peel Change Hofzinser Change with different stroking action 2004 Enchantments 186
Wesley James The Simulated Shuffle - A Palm Cover claimed by Wesley James 2004 Enchantments 188
Wesley James The James Palm Transfer right hand classic to left gambler's palm 2004 Enchantments 188
Wesley James & Derek Dingle The Speed Load - A Wallet Loading Technique 2004 Enchantments 188
Wesley James Deals 2004 Enchantments 193
Wesley James Bottom Dealing - A Developmental Perspective - Appearance Factors:
- Grip (Full Grip, Mechanic's Grip, S.F. Grip, Erdnase Grip, Straddle Grip, Master Grip, Modified Erdnase Grip, Pseudo Grip, No Grip)
- Take (Standard Take, Stud Take, No Take)
- Technique Factors:
- Covert:
- Method (Buckle, Push-Pull, Pre-Loosen, Strike or Rip)
- Overt: Action, Cover

All with references
2004 Enchantments 195
Wesley James Half Pass Strip-Out Addition with reverse of the cards that are added see also "Reversal Strip-Out Addition" (Larry Jennings, 1987) 2004 Enchantments 211
Wesley James Feed Biddle Count break in both hands, cards interlaced 2004 Enchantments 212
Wesley James Follow That Card II "alpha"
Phase I: Ace through Four of Clubs & Spades are sympathetic, with additional red cards in play
Phase II: repeat variation
Phase III: follow the leader with the two four-card packets
Phase IV: four spades put in different pockets, clubs vanish and reappear with spades as pairs in pocket
inspired by "Follow That Card" (Bro. John Hamman, marketed item) 2004 Enchantments 208
Edward Marlo & Wesley James Propelled Lapping Switch 2004 Enchantments 216
Wesley James Small Packet Double Deal 2004 Enchantments 217
Wesley James P.K.A. Cheating "beta", "Professionally Known As Cheating", center deal demonstration 2004 Enchantments 219
Wesley James Fair Risk "final", "Spectator's Open Prediction", spectator makes prediction inspired by "The Spectator's Prediction" (Edward Marlo, 1969) 2004 Enchantments 223
Wesley James Back Right Bottom Deal Handling brief, "take and turn" see also "The Back-Right Bottom Deal" (Wesley James, 1990) 2004 Enchantments 225
Wesley James One-Handed Reverse all the cards except top card 2004 Enchantments 226
Wesley James Second Dealing - A Developmental Perspective - Appearance Factors: Grip, Take
- Technique Factors:
- Covert:
- Method (Push-Off, Two Card Push-Off, One-Card Push-Off, No Push-Off or Dead Thumb, Strike, Take, Side Strike)
- Overt: Action, Cover

All with references
2004 Enchantments 228
Wesley James The Moon is Made of Blue Cheese "alpha", face-up/face-down packet, selection vanishes, reappears face up and odd-backed inspired by "Where has it gone?" (Hideo Kato, Genii Vol. 34 No. 1, Sept. 1970) 2004 Enchantments 237
Wesley James & Alex Elmsley Concealing Odd Back with Second Deal credit information 2004 Enchantments 238
Wesley James Sympathetic Blacks "beta", credit information on the plot 2004 Enchantments 240
Wesley James Historical Note on the Jordan-Finley Shuffle Principle, chain principle 2004 Enchantments 241
Wesley James Etude for Dealers credit information on the plot, four aces kicker 2004 Enchantments 249
Wesley James The Option Second Deal including "The Countervailing Motion Principle" 2004 Enchantments 254
Wesley James Miscellaneous False Deals - A Development Snapshot discussion of various false deals 2004 Enchantments 259
Wesley James Center Deal discussion and sources 2004 Enchantments 261
Wesley James A Hand Too Few "beta", two mates held in right hand, deck in left hand and spectator peeks at a card, immediately a card appears between sandwich cards in other hand, it is the selection 2004 Enchantments 263
Wesley James Center Glimpse step 2004 Enchantments 265
Wesley James Middle Deal Considerations one-handed 2004 Enchantments 266
Wesley James Double Deal discussion and sources 2004 Enchantments 269
Wesley James Third, Fourth and Fifth Deal discussion and sources 2004 Enchantments 270
Wesley James Theory Thirds - Fourth, Fifth, etc. inspired by "Push-Pull Bottom Deal" (Ed Marlo, New Tops, Vol. 7 No. 12, Dec. 1967),
"The Sure Theory Second Deal" (Wesley James, 1990)
2004 Enchantments 271
Wesley James The Undifferentiated Middle - Adding Differentiation 2004 Enchantments 274
Wesley James Greek Bottom Deal discussion and sources 2004 Enchantments 277
Wesley James No Deal and Swap Deal discussion and sources 2004 Enchantments 278
Wesley James Theoretical False Deals 2004 Enchantments 281
Wesley James False Riffle Shuffles essay and introduction 2004 Enchantments 285
Wesley James The Zarrow Shuffle - The Problems
- WJ on the Zarrow
- Recap
2004 Enchantments 288
Wesley James The Tabled Winnipeg Cut inspired by "Winnipeg False Cut" (Mel Stover, 1972) 2004 Enchantments 294
Wesley James I'll Put Money on It coin appears in deck next to selection, rest straightened out
- Method 1 (Basic)
- Method 2 (Tabled Reverse)
- Method 3 (No Turn)
- Method 4 (Coup de Grace)
inspired by "No-turn Triumph" (Edward Marlo, 1970) 2004 Enchantments 297
Wesley James Tabled Reverse Handling tabled riffle shuffle, with hidden coin in deck see also "Secret Reverse on Table" (Russell T. Barnhart, 1945) 2004 Enchantments 302
Wesley James Color Triumphant inspired by "Color Triumphant" (Derek Dingle, 1971) 2004 Enchantments 309
Bruce Cervon & Wesley James Half Reverse Cut Variation as deck is cut onto table inspired by "Half Reverse Cut" (Bruce Cervon, 1969) 2004 Enchantments 312
Jack Merlin & Wesley James The Merlin Push-Through thorough see also "The Lace Thru False Shuffle" (Jack Merlin, 1927/28) 2004 Enchantments 315
Wesley James An Alternate Strip-Out Procedure 3-packet cut see also "Aronson Strip-Out" (Simon Aronson, Simply Simon, 1995) 2004 Enchantments 319
Wesley James & Al Cooper The Strike Push-Through 2004 Enchantments 322
Wesley James The Crand-bler's Prediction "beta", signed card to matchbox 2004 Enchantments 327
Wesley James & "Senator" Clark Crandall The Crandall/James Force see also p. 328 inspired by "Open Force" ("Senator" Clark Crandall, 1968) 2004 Enchantments 92
Wesley James Matchbox Switch 2004 Enchantments 330
Wesley James The Pass essay on the sleight 2004 Enchantments 335
Wesley James The Basic Position 2004 Enchantments 337
Wesley James The Edge Pass 2004 Enchantments 340
Wesley James The Squeeze Pass 2004 Enchantments 343
Wesley James The Pivot Side-Jiggle Pass "This may be the fastest pass ever devised." inspired by "The Jiggle Pass" (Fred G. Taylor & Neal Elias, 1973) 2004 Enchantments 345
Wesley James The Diagonal Pass deck taken out of hand and on second thought placed back 2004 Enchantments 347
Wesley James The Automatic Pass 2004 Enchantments 349
Wesley James The Anomalous Pass inspired by "Unconventional Passes" (Edward Marlo, 1984),
see also "Regarding the shift. One" (Guy Hollingworth, 1999)
2004 Enchantments 351
Wesley James Low Lateral Palm The Position 2004 Enchantments 357
Wesley James The Deal-Out Subtraction "alpha", secret subtraction alternative, using low lateral palm 2004 Enchantments 359
Wesley James Low Lateral Control lateral palm from center 2004 Enchantments 361
Wesley James Low Lateral Conversions - Low Lateral Palm to Gambler's Flat Palm
- Low Lateral Palm to Tenkai/Slydini/Marlo Palm
- Low Lateral Palm to Bold Steal
- Gambler's Flat Palm to Low Lateral Palm
- Tenkai to Low Lateral Palm
- Bold Steal to Low Lateral Palm
- To and From Gambler's Flat Palm
2004 Enchantments 364
Wesley James Add-Backs Low Lateral Palm Replacements
- Standard Add-Back
- No Contact Add-Back
- Bottom Add-Backs
2004 Enchantments 367
Wesley James Low Lateral Steals - Top Steal
- Bottom Steal
- Middle Steal
2004 Enchantments 370
Wesley James Low Lateral Switches - Low Lateral Addition
- Low Lateral Substitution (with half-pass on top of deck under cover cards)
see also "A Usefull Switch" (Aaron Fisher, 2002) 2004 Enchantments 373
Wesley James The Christ-Annemann Alignment Displacement Sequence "A WJ Technical Variation", similar to small packet strip-out addition 2004 Enchantments 377
Wesley James Splay Grip small packet buckle, similar to reference see also "The Pop-Up Move" (Harvey Rosenthal, 1977) 2004 Enchantments 382
Wesley James Four-as-Four (Hiding Two, FAF-Two) Counts discussion of 4-as-4 counts
- The FAF-Two C Count
see also "Six New Counts" (Wesley James, 1990) 2004 Enchantments 380
Larry West & Jonathan Townsend & Wesley James West-Townsend-James (WTJ) Count Elmsley-style Gemini Count, backs and faces of four cards inspired by "Variation Elmsley" (Jonathan Townsend, 1989) 2004 Enchantments 384
Wesley James & Ken Krenzel The Egress Vanish card vanishes and reappears when pushed perpendicular through four cards, visual inspired by "Cul-de-Sac" (Ken Krenzel, 1990) 2004 Enchantments 393
Wesley James A Refinement for the Bluff Shift lifting no cards
- The Bluff Shift as a Control
- The Bluff Shift as a Riffle Force
inspired by Roger Klause in Concert (1991, p. 131) 2004 Enchantments 398
Wesley James Mental Magic chapter introduction 2004 Enchantments 409
Al Schneider & Wesley James The Intention Force psychological force of odd card in a group 2004 Enchantments 413
Edward Marlo & Wesley James Push Switch Variation tabled card pushed forward inspired by "Marlo's Push Switch" (Edward Marlo, 1961) 2004 Enchantments 415
Edward Marlo & Wesley James The Kick-Off Switch tabled card lapped, palmed card switched in, slight variation by James inspired by "Kick-Off Switch" (Edward Marlo, 1972) 2004 Enchantments 415
Wesley James The Vibratory Prediction card chosen from face-up spread matches mate prediction
- Preferred Method ("beta")
2004 Enchantments 410
Wesley James Blushing Leaper "beta", thought-of card has odd back inspired by "The Wandering Card" (Edward G. Brown) 2004 Enchantments 418
Wesley James Brownian Movement The Sequel, "final" inspired by "The Wandering Card" (Edward G. Brown) 2004 Enchantments 423
Wesley James The Veeser Concept and Alignment Assurance 2004 Enchantments 425
Wesley James Thoughts on Tilt credit information 2004 Enchantments 432
Wesley James Ham and Ace Sandwich "beta", sandwiched prediction on top of deck, "kind of matches" selection a few times, then finally it is a selected card 2004 Enchantments 428
Wesley James Devine Miraskill "alpha" 2004 Enchantments 433
Wesley James A Vision or a Dream? "final", thought of card, spectator does some procedure according to value and suit of card, at the end all cards are blank except selection inspired by "Mind Reader's Dream" (Bob Hummer) 2004 Enchantments 438
Wesley James Inside Pocket Switch see also "Hexchange" (Thomas Alan Waters, 1983) 2004 Enchantments 440
Wesley James Why Not? chapter intro, on using gaffs 2004 Enchantments 445
Wesley James Wishuffle "final", deck shuffles itself, then Triumph, 26 double facers, credit information varied by "Cheek-to-Cheek Asher Style" (Lee Asher, 2001) 2004 Enchantments 446
Wesley James Hand Rotation Turnover 2004 Enchantments 449
Wesley James Birthday Aces "alpha", hinged flaps 2004 Enchantments 451
Wesley James Slide-Under Switch Handling credit information 2004 Enchantments 453
Wesley James Veeser Concept Handling 2004 Enchantments 455
Wesley James Watch the Wild Ace "final", double-face & split-faced, indifferent cards change into an ace of each suit, then all into aces of clubs inspired by "Watch the Ace!" (Peter Kane, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Vol. 19 No. 8) 2004 Enchantments 461
Wesley James NoLap Switch claimed by Wesley James see also "The NoLap Switch" (Derek Dingle, 1982) 2004 Enchantments 464
Wesley James The Hands caring and lotion 2004 Enchantments 473
Wesley James Breaking In the Cards 2004 Enchantments 475
Wesley James Routining 2004 Enchantments 478
Wesley James Closing Comments 2004 Enchantments 481
Wesley James & Tom Ellis Loading Move 2010 One Degree 114
Wesley James & J. Stewart Smith Coming Up in the World 2010 Above the Fold 43
Wesley James Coming Up in the World 2011 Full Frontal Mayhew 19
Wesley James Coming Up in the World 2011 Making the Cut 40
Wesley James & Tom Ellis Loading Move 2013 Confident Deceptions 47