Written by Woody Aragon

Work of Woody Aragon

376 pages (Hardcover), published by Selfpublished
Illustrated with photographs.
Language: English

(50 entries)


Creators Title Comments & References Page Categories
Juan Tamariz Nobody's Fool! 17
Woody Aragon Introduction to this work 21
Woody Aragon Before You Read Any Further...How To Find Your Other Half! spectator progressively discards small pack of torn cards, left with matching halves. also known as 'Love Ritual'. 25
Woody Aragon Separagon open tabled red/black separation 35
Woody Aragon Cheeky Oil And Water sucker oil and water: small packet doesn't separate but whole deck does 55
Woody Aragon Separagon Triumph spectator sees face-up face-down cards in ribbon spread 57
Woody Aragon The Wiper Move false shuffle on table, actually Steve Beam's "The Joystick"Related to 61
Woody Aragon Convex Control control four aces to the bottom by pushing four piles of cards together on table.Inspired by 65
Woody Aragon Convex Control with Lapping lap four aces after Convex Control 70
Gabi Pareras Deck Switch direct deck switch while performer demonstrates how to shuffle cards 73
Unknown Breather Crimp includes technique for setting up breather crimp openly in performance 77
Woody Aragon The Broken Corner torn card reappears in wallet, matching torn corner. no duplicates 81
Woody Aragon Anti-Faro spectator cuts and performer deals 87
Woody Aragon The Swindle Shuffle full deck false shuffleInspired by 91
Woody Aragon Coincidences with Incidences two selections from face-up face-down deck are mates, then two piles made and shuffled by audience have matching mates 97
Woody Aragon The Cheerleader thought of card from a pile of cards is spelled to 107
Woody Aragon Routined Spelling multiple phase spelling trick:
- a freely chosen color
- a freely chosen suit
- a freely chosen card by spelling its name
- a freely chosen card by progressively revealing the suit and the value from spelling
Woody Aragon Never Tell Them What's Going To Happen 125
Woody Aragon Maverick demonstration of estimating and cutting specific number of cards.Related to 131
Woody Aragon The Human Scale weighing the cards 139
Woody Aragon Si Fry performer ascertains a packet of cards chosen by spectator 149
Woody Aragon Bored of Shuffling cards are shuffled face-up face-down by spectator. the number of face up cards and the nature of the face of cards are predicted on a sheet of paper.Inspired by
  • "Shuffle-bored" (Simon Aronson, Shuffle-bored, 1980)
Woody Aragon Gilbreath Detective two card selection, spectator shuffles pack 161
Woody Aragon Psychic Poker spectator shuffles and deals four hands. magician guesses winning player and predicts winning hand.Inspired by 167
Woody Aragon Grandpa's Poker spectators shuffle, perofmer names hands before revealed, and performer gets straight flush 175
Woody Aragon Erdnase spectator shuffles, five hands dealt. "Erdnase" gets four aces and a Joker 181
Woody Aragon Blessed Poker Inspired by
  • "Eighteen Card Poker"(Nick Trost, The Card Magic of Nick Trost, 1997)
  • "Ten Card Deal" (Juan Tamariz, Magic Card Set)
Also published here
Woody Aragon Do Not Get Confused... four blank card kicker 207
Woody Aragon The Transparent Travelling Spots pips on selected card move to transparent card 213
Woody Aragon Examinable Cannibals 219
Woody Aragon Appendix: Impromptu Version 228
Woody Aragon Winner's Intuition spectator chooses ten cards from a deck, places five cards each into two boxes, and magician determines which box has winning hand multiple timesRelated to 231
Woody Aragon Clockwork Woody magician predicts thought of hour and selected card. as a climax, all other cards are blank 235
Woody Aragon The Psychic Deck spectator-shuffled deck answers questions about thought of personInspired by
  • "Color Sense" (Norman Gilbreath)
Related to
  • "Answering Computer" (Juan Tamariz, Mnemonica, 2004)
Woody Aragon Faro Shuffles and Factorial Dealing describes the relationship between the number of Faro shuffles needed when dealing cards into N number of pilesRelated to 253
Woody Aragon On the Gilbreath Principle generalizes Gilbreath principle with non-repeated groups of cards 259
Woody Aragon The Permanent Deck Principle describes stacks that retain order after Faro shufflesInspired by 267
Woody Aragon ESP Memorized Deck an ESP stack that retains order after Faro shuffles 273
Woody Aragon The Slot Machine spectators make three piles with a deck with slot machine symbols on them. all three piles match 277
Woody Aragon Postcards audience shuffles postcards and chooses a postcard that matches prediction. the prediction also predicts order of the remaining postcards 281
Woody Aragon The Court Cards story deck trick with court cards 293
Woody Aragon Gilbert's Error Code chosen card is found in an "error code" created by the spectator 297
Woody Aragon Wait! There's still more... a) Forcing a number
b) Letters, words
c) Treasure hunt
d) Red and Black
Woody Aragon, Ricardo Rodriguez An Interview 307
Woody Aragon Theoretical Relativism 319
Woody Aragon Regarding Mathemagic 1. The role of mathematics in card magic
2. The "sleight of math" concept
3. Facing mathemagic
4. So...is it really worth it?
5. How to present data and processes
Woody Aragon Construction and Composition: The Structure of Magic 339
Woody Aragon My Masters discussion of influences 361
Woody Aragon Appendix: Woody's Change Box deck switch apparatus 367
Woody Aragon Final Thanks 371