Written by Joshua Jay

Work of Joshua Jay

177 pages (Hardcover), published by Murphy's Magic Supplies, Inc.
Illustrated with photographs.
Language: English

(60 entries)


Creators Title Comments & References Page Categories
Joshua Jay Acknowledgements vii
Michael Close Foreward ix
Joshua Jay Introduction x
Joshua Jay The Moment Magic Changed My Life - Magical Insight for a Blind Girl
- The Magical Journey
- Questions
- The Tour Guide
- Itinerary
- Travel Tips
- No U-Turns Allowed
- The Road Less Traveled
- Philosophy
Joshua Jay Pulling My String Short rope stretched into long rope by stomping down on it with footAlso published here 21
Joshua Jay Button Buster Small button enlarges, then attaches permanently onto magician's shirt 23
Joshua Jay Cascading Carnation Lapel flower transforms into colorful silks, coin produced in the middle of silks (Silk Fountain) 26
Joshua Jay A Striking Appearance Matchbox contains only one match. Match is lit and waved over fist, magician produces fistful of matches 28
Joshua Jay Grandma's Coin Trick Two coin transposition with surprise ending of poker chip production (uses purse)Inspired byAlso published here 30
Joshua Jay Fold-Up Fooler Piece of paper with coins printed on it, folded up and reopened to reveal four real coins (paper folding inspired by Flash Cash, marketed by Bob King) 33
Joshua Jay A Perplexing Pen Production Use sleeve as a holdout 37
Joshua Jay A Discreet Displacement Can be used as a control, force, secret addition, or secret transposition of two cardsRelated to 39
Joshua Jay A Discreet Displacement "Red Hot Mama" Red Hot Mama effect done with Discreet Displacement moveRelated to 40
Joshua Jay A Discreet Displacement Ace Location Four spectators touch four random cards, shown to be Aces, and all Aces have different colored backs as a surprise endingRelated to 41
Joshua Jay Utility Discovery Utility sequence - spectator deals and stops on their own selection, and second selection is then found reversed in the deckAlso published here 43
Joshua Jay The Book Cut Also published here 45
Joshua Jay The Clutter Cut Messy tabled false cut, rhythm similar to the Rhythm Count 47
Joshua Jay The Jay Change One handed color change done on the face card of the deck, held verticallyRelated to
  • "Topsy Turvy" (Eric Mason, Stuff, 1989)
Joshua Jay Strand, Hand, Wedding Band Ring sequence - ring appears on string in spectator's hand, penetrates, vanishes and reappears on string 51
Joshua Jay Fancy Find Flourish Selection pulled out from a dribble, now renamed as Dribblocation 53
Joshua Jay A Reverse Curse Secret reversal of a playing card in the action of stripping it out from a spread, similar to Discreet Displacement (Can be done with multiple cards or a simple Triumph routine)Related to 54
Joshua Jay Boomerang Cards Card shot off the top of the deck as a production, can be done behind the back 56
Joshua Jay Trumped Triumph Triumph effect, ends with thirteen values of the same suit magically appearing face up dispersed in the deckInspired byVariations 61
Joshua Jay Knuckle Sandwich Aces Two cards lost in deck, four Aces suddenly appear face up in deck and sandwiches both cards (no moves)Related to 64
Joshua Jay Triple Thought-of Card Magicians divine two thought-of cards without any questions or fishing 66
Joshua Jay Combined Interests Magicians performs a medley of his favourite tricks all in one trick (spell to selection, prediction, card to pocket (fail), four Ace production) 70
Joshua Jay Behind The Scenes Transposition Presentation for two card transposition 73
Joshua Jay That's the Hard Part All three mates of selected card found, along with four Kings. Deck ends up separated by color.Also published here 76
Joshua Jay Cascading Queens Selection lost in deck. Four Queens produced, cards cascade down and selection is left in magician's handInspired by
  • "Andrus Card Cascade" (Jerry Andrus, Kurious Kards, 1973)
Joshua Jay, Jerry Andrus Four Queen Cascade Card cascade from a four Queen production to find selected cardInspired by
  • "Andrus Card Cascade" (Jerry Andrus, Kurious Kards, 1973)
Joshua Jay EncACEd Deck placed in box, four Aces penetrate the box and pop out into mid-air, then deck vanishes from the boxAlso published here 81
Joshua Jay Losing Diamonds Selection (Two of Diamonds) made and lost. Ten of Diamonds shown, given a flick, flurry of red diamonds fly out, leaving the Two of DiamondsAlso published here 87
Joshua Jay Written Favorite Transposition between performer and spectator's named favourite cards - then "Your Favourite Card" words appear on the back on spectator's cardAlso published here 89
Joshua Jay Shrunken Revelation Jennings Revelation with four Kings, then the Kings shrink into mini cardsInspired byRelated to 92
Joshua Jay Triumph in 211 Triumph with Stripper Deck 96
Joshua Jay Side Show Packet trick - cards shown to have four sides, three sides, two sides, one side and no sides (clear card) 99
Joshua Jay Seeing is Believing Card to box with whimsical presentation (box has glued-on eyes)Also published here 102
Gary Kurtz Boxed Card Switch Switching card in a box for one under the box 103
Joshua Jay Pocket Jokers Jokers placed in pocket at the start, selection made, but two Jokers found in deck. Selection is then found in pocket (transposition) 105
Joshua Jay Card, Clip, Gasp Spectator names a card, paperclipped folded card shown to be itInspired by 107
Jay Sankey, Alexander de Cova Paper Clipped Switch 108
Joshua Jay A Preposterous Paperclip Problem Indifferent cards placed in paperclip change into Jokers, then paperclip suddenly grows larger than the card 110
Joshua Jay Dear Journal Journal entries written on freely selected playing cards divine selected card, with final journal entry revealing spectator's name 112
Joshua Jay Ballistic Band-Aid Band-Aid on finger jumps from finger to finger (thimble-like sequence), finally vanishes and appears stuck on selected card 116
Joshua Jay Matchbox Restoration Matchbox gimmick used to restore torn card, vanish, produce or shrink a cardAlso published here 119
Joshua Jay Convincingly Clean Copper-Silver-Brass Chinese coin changes to silver, then to copper, then vanishes 123
Joshua Jay Watch This Rubberband visibly linked onto watchbandAlso published here 125
Joshua Jay Watchama-Call-It Barehanded complete coin vanish using watch as holdout 127
Joshua Jay Watch Out Using watch as a holdout for a packet of cards 129
Joshua Jay Coin From Silk Produce coin from silk (watch holdout) 131
Joshua Jay Paintbrush Penetration Paintbrush and coin routine - coin vanishes and appears, paintbrush disappears and jumps behind ear, finally paintbrush penetrates coin 135
David Williamson Striking Vanish 137
Flip Hallema Flipstick Move 137
Joshua Jay The Remote Control Ambitious Card routine with remote control presentation, ends with card appearing folded in battery compartment 139
Unknown Mercury Card Fold 142
Joshua Jay Psychometry and Me Magician able to match nametags to five spectators based on their names alone 143
Joshua Jay Beach Business Cards Magician makes sand appear underneath business card that is placed on spectator's hand 148
Joshua Jay Six Card Repeat Six Card Repeat routine with silk production as an ending, selection is printed on the silk. Jumbo card is then produced from the silk matching the selection 151
Joshua Jay Book Test Bonanza Deck of cards is interlaced in pages of a book. Spectators flip to random pages, magician can divine card or divine first few sentences of page 155
Joshua Jay The Journey's End 161