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S. W. Erdnase The Diagonal Palm-Shift mention of top palm, bottom palm, multiple shift on page 141Related toVariationsAlso published here The Expert at the Card Table 137
George H. Pittman Turnover Pass strange handling, both hands turn over their packet on its ownRelated to Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 5) 159
Tony Corinda (12) The Third Choice one of five cards is predicted, cards put in envelopes and eliminated until one remainsVariations Predictions 116
Henry Christ Henry Christ Spread Switch see Elmsley book for Tony Kardyro credit informationVariations Inner Secrets of Card Magic 23
Jerry Andrus Startling Color Change Related toVariations Andrus Card Control 59
Steve Beam Multiple Drop Change for example Kings into AcesRelated to The Changing of the Cards 12
Peter Duffie Double Fantasy two cards travel into two different pockets, one palm only, pocket ruseVariationsAlso published here Close-Up to the Point 27
Larry Jennings The L.J. Flop version of a gambling subtlety known as the "Blackjack Roll"Related to West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 1) 10
Michael Skinner Satan Deals Again false deal demo with small packetInspired byVariations The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 31, 32 & 33) 311
Tommy Wonder, Bob Stencel Deja ReVurse first selection reverses itself again and again, is torn and changes to second selectionInspired byRelated toAlso published here The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 5 37
Juan Tamariz The Theory of False Solutions and The Magic Way Related toVariations The Magic Way 13
Edward Marlo Staggering Power of Thought mates found when dealing through two halves simultaneouslyInspired byVariations M.I.N.T. — Volume I 16
Brother John Hamman Opposite Pockets chosen and thought-of card are named, no-touch, weird thought-of procedure, partial stackVariations The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 75
Alex Elmsley 1002nd Aces Related toVariations The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 213
Steve Beam Opening Stab A prediction envelope inserted into a ribbon-spread pack turns out to be the only card missing from the deck and the deck turns out to be in order. The spectator inserted it in the place where the missing card should be. Ultimately, the missing card is found inside the envelope.Related toVariationsAlso published here The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 41) 728
Ernest Earick One-handed Convincing Control see page 90 for mention of the sleight as cull, force, palm, switchVariations By Forces Unseen 83
Roberto Giobbi The Lucky Coin spectator locates a chosen card with a coinRelated toVariations Card College — Volume 1 241
Steve Freeman The Time Machine two-card transpo plus Ambitious Card themeRelated toVariations Card College — Volume 3 588
David Stone Surprise Index signed card lost in deck, spectator choses three random card and puts coin on one, it is the wrong card, on other side of coin a card index is shown, it matches selection, wrong card changes into selection with matching corner missingRelated toAlso published here Mietek — Lecture Notes 30
David Stone Surprise Index signed card lost in deck, spectator choses three random card and puts coin on one, it is the wrong card, on other side of coin a card index is shown, it matches selection, wrong card changes into selection with matching corner missingRelated toAlso published here CocOOn 13
Dan Buck, Dave Buck D.M.B. Spread Control out-jogged card switched as in-the-hands spread is loweredVariations Artifice, Ruse, and Subterfuge in the Hands 17
John Carney Bottom Palm of a Single Card Related to The Book of Secrets 64
Pit Hartling Finger Flicker breather crimpRelated toVariations Card Fictions 10
Jack Parker The Ballerina Double Flashy & twirly double liftRelated to 52 Memories 45
Denis Behr "The Tantalizer" to Stack using "The Tantalizer" in conjunction with a stack, see also page 47:
- Way into "The Tantalizer"
Related toVariations Handcrafted Card Magic 43
Arturo de Ascanio The Restless Lady la dama inquieta, First Version 1970Inspired byVariations The Magic of Ascanio — More Studies of Card Magic 22
Helder Guimarães Aces and Glass (or "The second quickest trick of the world!")
visual with one pair in a wine glass
Don't Xerox Lecture Notes 5
Helder Guimarães Cards, Signatures and Glasses (or "Test Conditions!!!")
signed cards
Don't Xerox Lecture Notes 9
Helder Guimarães Three Progressive Choices (or "The trick I would perform to José Quesoyyo, Miguel Ajo and Woody Aragon")
3 cards chosen and found in different ways, faces become blank in the end
Inspired by Don't Xerox Lecture Notes 23
Helder Guimarães Psychological Stop Force with Out Don't Xerox Lecture Notes 25
Helder Guimarães Analysis of a Magical Effect & Method thoughts on the Card Across plot Reflections 3
Helder Guimarães Cards, Signatures and Glasses signed cards Reflections 9
Helder Guimarães Three Cards and a Box (or "We all have a magician inside us!")
three selections, under box, under cellophane, folded in box
Reflections 49
Helder Guimarães Out-Jogged Switch two outjogged cards are removed and switched, used as force, bold Reflections 52
Pedro Lacerda Lacerda Multiple Shift single cut from hands to tableVariations Reflections 58
Helder Guimarães Box Load with folded Card Reflections 66
Helder Guimarães Folded Cards on folding cards, idea of pre-cutting for neater fold Reflections 73
Helder Guimarães Three Progressive Choices three cards chosen and found in different ways, faces become blank in the end Reflections 83
Helder Guimarães Psychological Stop Force with Out Reflections 86
Helder Guimarães Aces and Glass red and blacks isolated in glass and on table Reflections 103
Helder Guimarães Cards, Numbers and Matches selected card at (almost) any number, predicted in match box as well, partial two-way forcing deckVariations Reflections 129
Helder Guimarães Introduction Reflections 1
Helder Guimarães Ideas about "Analysis of a Magical Effect & Method" Reflections 31
Helder Guimarães Space Relations in Close-up Reflections 34
Helder Guimarães Introduction Ontology Project 3
Helder Guimarães Three-Act Structure Variations Reflections 40
Helder Guimarães The Deck construction of gaffed deck Ontology Project 4
Helder Guimarães Inversion System Reflections 44
Helder Guimarães Deepest Sympathy Ontology Project 8
Helder Guimarães Positioning System Reflections 80
Helder Guimarães Paired Fragilities Reflections 100
Helder Guimarães Triumphant new pack order finale despite seeing deck mixed Ontology Project 14
Helder Guimarães Evolution of an Incomplete Finale Reflections 112
Helder Guimarães Searching for the Intended Presentation Reflections 116
Helder Guimarães Solution by Conditions Reflections 122
Helder Guimarães, Charles Reynolds Force of Nature using group of mis-index cards, two handlingsInspired by
  • "Force of Thought" deck (Charles Reynolds)
Ontology Project 22
Helder Guimarães Conclusion Reflections 144
Helder Guimarães Cart Before the Horse Ontology Project 27
Helder Guimarães Bibliography Reflections 148
Helder Guimarães Force One spectator stops at previously thought-of card Ontology Project 22
Helder Guimarães Psychological Bank Force as deck is riffled through, bank of forcing cards Ontology Project 24
Helder Guimarães Force Two spectator stops dealing whenever she likes, card predicted Ontology Project 24
Helder Guimarães Introduction Quarterly (Issue 1 (Winter 2015)) 2
Helder Guimarães Winding the Time Machine Related to Quarterly (Issue 1 (Winter 2015)) 17
Helder Guimarães Contextual Invisibility Quarterly (Issue 2 (Spring 2015)) 33
Helder Guimarães Top Change Handling Quarterly (Issue 2 (Spring 2015)) 45
Helder Guimarães, Jerry Andrus Startling Color Change Handling Related to Quarterly (Issue 2 (Spring 2015)) 48
Helder Guimarães Coin Shell Nesting Handling Quarterly (Issue 2 (Spring 2015)) 50
Denis Behr, Pit Hartling Card Tricks, Beer and Orange Juice: Denis and Pit Think Out Loud Related to Quarterly (Issue 3 (Summer 2015)) 29
Helder Guimarães Walking Down The Magic Way: Part 1 Inspired by Quarterly (Issue 3 (Summer 2015)) 55
Helder Guimarães Introduction Nephelococcygia 1
Helder Guimarães Between Loss and Freedom Nephelococcygia 3
Helder Guimarães Effortless Palm for single cardRelated toAlso published here Nephelococcygia 5
Helder Guimarães Partially, on Construction (Or How I See It)Related to Nephelococcygia 11
Helder Guimarães A Two-Card Transposition - Version 1
- Version 2
- Version 3
Nephelococcygia 12
Helder Guimarães "You Decide" Cards Across spectator decides how many cards should travel Nephelococcygia 21
Helder Guimarães Post-Monition named card missing from deck and in prediction envelope Nephelococcygia 29
Helder Guimarães Point Man Approach 1. Introduction (on magic lectures)
2. My Point Man's Goals
3. My Point Man's Ideas
- Celling of Possibilities
4. Ceiling of Impossibilities - Method Creation
Related to Nephelococcygia 35
Helder Guimarães The Practical Opener odd-backed card placed in position in new deck order with one card missing decided by spectator, it fits in where the card is missingInspired byAlso published here Nephelococcygia 47
Helder Guimarães Exercise - Subtext Addition Nephelococcygia 49
Helder Guimarães Handling the Center Double Lift Quarterly (Issue 1 (Winter 2015)) 20
Helder Guimarães Exercise - Making It Stronger Nephelococcygia 51
Helder Guimarães One Too Many Stories Nephelococcygia 53
Helder Guimarães Conclusion Nephelococcygia 54
Helder Guimarães Introduction The Veriloquent 1
Helder Guimarães Liar's Paradox The Veriloquent 3
Helder Guimarães The Art of Premonition number up to ten named and card chosen using it, card is only one missing from deck and found in prediction envelope with number on backInspired by
  • "Silent Running" (Ben Harris)
The Veriloquent 5
Helder Guimarães The Problems of Magic The Veriloquent 15
Helder Guimarães What is Good Magic? The Veriloquent 19
Helder Guimarães One Clean Transposition The Veriloquent 23
Helder Guimarães The Other Side of Playing Cards using playing cards for magicRelated to The Veriloquent 29
Helder Guimarães Truth or Dare Questions (For Magicians) The Veriloquent 31
Helder Guimarães The Solo Act 1. Triumph
2. Anti-Oil and Water
3. Kings Production
Finale - Cards to New Deck Order
The Veriloquent 35
Helder Guimarães Extending the Luck card chosen, coin used to narrow deck down to one card, on back of coin is corner that matches selection, single card is missing this corner suddenlyInspired byRelated to The Veriloquent 47
Helder Guimarães Sort of a Miracle one of twenty-six, siamesa The Veriloquent 53
Helder Guimarães A Few Lies You Should Know facts and pseudo-facts about playing cards The Veriloquent 59
Helder Guimarães Conclusion The Veriloquent 61
Helder Guimarães Walking Down the Magic Way: Part 2 Inspired by Quarterly (Issue 4 (Summer 2016)) 49
John Lovick, Helder Guimarães Streamlined Homage Inspired by
  • "Homage" (Helder Guimarães, Red Mirror DVD, 2010)
The Performance Pieces & Divertissements of the Famous Handsome Jack, etc. 48
Pit Hartling Sherlock selection found in deck shuffled by spectator, returns to stack, interlocking chainsRelated toVariations In Order to Amaze 40
Adrian Vega Mi carta gafe hipnótica four aces change into selection and back, selection is found in center of the deck reversed and turns out to be the four aces again and where the aces were is now the selectionRelated to
  • "Helder Skelter" (Helder Guimarães, DVD "Red Mirror", 2011)
Area 52 49
Philipp Ganglberger Karte in Streichholzschachtel folded card to matchboxInspired by Seminarheft 32
David Solomon Blank Thought Revisited with two selections, sandwiched blank card changes into named selectionInspired by Solomon's Secrets 18
Helder Guimarães One Mistake "It Will Happen"
one odd-backed card in deck, half the deck dealt into two piles, odd card is the only one the spectator places into wrong pile
Secret Language — Volume 1 274
Helder Guimarães One-Handed Jinx Switch rest of deck placed on table Secret Language — Volume 1 284
Helder Guimarães Corssing the Mirror "Welcome to Wonderland"
signed selection outjogged in tabled half, top card of other half shown and outjogged, the cards kind of transpose à la Time Machine effect
Inspired by
  • "The Time Machine" (Steve Freeman, Genii, Vol. 34 No. 7, 1981)
Secret Language — Volume 1 288
Helder Guimarães Inside "The Tell Room" "Clues for the Advantage Player"
- First Phase: five cards chosen by five spectators, they shuffle their card each in a four-card packet, all twenty-five cards mixed and dealt out in five poker hands, selections found
- Second Phase: poker deal of five good hands that include the selections
Secret Language — Volume 1 300
Helder Guimarães Unexplained Understandable "Preserving the Mystery"
unknown card in glass, three cards chosen, Joker transforms into each selection, all chose the Queen of hearts, it is shown as card in glass
Secret Language — Volume 1 334
Helder Guimarães Overhand Shuffle Control Secret Language — Volume 1 340
Helder Guimarães Invisible "Belief/Existence"
spectator remembers a card and its position, selection vanishes and reappears face up in deck
Secret Language — Volume 1 356
Helder Guimarães Simplicity "Protecting the Essence"
- The Essence is Not the Method
- The Essence Relates to the Intellectual Effect
- To Shine, the Essence Needs a Context
- The Essence is a Construction
- The Essence is Totally Revealed Near the Climax
- The Essence is not a Fact Checker
- You Always Feel the Essence
Secret Language — Volume 1 368
Helder Guimarães, Maurice Fogel Double Envelope Related to
  • "A Cut-Away Gem" (Maurice Fogel: In Search of the Sensational, 2007, p. 369)
Secret Language — Volume 1 374
Helder Guimarães The Only Path "A Matter of Control"
spectator makes up cards in several stages and with help of message cards in envelopes, it's predicted
Inspired by Secret Language — Volume 1 372
Helder Guimarães The Restless Joker "Notions of the Impossible"
named card is supposed to turn over, but Joker turns over repeatedly, Joker placed aside face down, it still turns over in deck and tabled card is named selection
Inspired byRelated to Secret Language — Volume 1 388
Helder Guimarães 2+1 Structure "Further Thoughts on the Three-Act Structure"Inspired byRelated to
  • "Magic and Memory" (Juan Tamariz, The Magic Rainbow, 2019, p. 113)
Secret Language — Volume 1 404
Helder Guimarães Midas's Touch "The Perception of Luck"
- First Phase: small packet dealing demonstration with Ace through Five of Spades
- Second Phase: those five cards are shown in random order, then suddenly sequential order
- Third Phase: named poker hand is produced from a shuffled deck
Inspired by Secret Language — Volume 1 406
Helder Guimarães Upright Strip-Out Switch faces only seen by performer Secret Language — Volume 1 409
Helder Guimarães Synchronicity "An Act of Pure Luck"
- First and Second Phase: spectator and performer each select a card from half the deck and find each other's cards, spectator via Tantalizer
- Third Phase: cards at chosen position in both halves match, then whole deck is mated
Inspired by Secret Language — Volume 1 432
Helder Guimarães Undoing Spectator's Shuffle overhand and riffle combination, with motivationRelated to Secret Language — Volume 1 436
Helder Guimarães Part Three - Theory chapter intro Secret Language — Volume 1 456
Helder Guimarães Magic: Concept, Expression, and Approach - What is "Magic"?
- About Self-Expression
- Approaching an Idea
- Point Man Approach
- Application
Related to Secret Language — Volume 1 458
Helder Guimarães Construction: Intellectual and Emotional - The Skeleton of Construction
- The Brick Wall
- The Intellectual Path
- The Intellectual Path - Definition
- The Emotional Path
- The Emotional Path - Definition
Related to Secret Language — Volume 1 468
Helder Guimarães Life: Internal and External - The Life of Actions
- Internal and Invisible
- External and Experiential
- Application
- Robot Actions
- Minimum Script
Secret Language — Volume 1 484
Helder Guimarães Composition: Unity, Harmony, Balance, Contrast and Emphasis - Simplifying the Infinite
- The Narrative of Composition
- The Audience's Self-Composition
- Sell a part as the whole thing
- Change the order of information
- Change the relevance of the information
- Make the spectator change the facts
- Help the spectator give up on his own
- Application
Secret Language — Volume 1 494
Helder Guimarães Performance: Movement, Rhythm, Order and Style - The Comfort of Performing
- The Stimulus Approach
- The Experience is not Independent from the Method
- The Method is in Service of the Experience
- Each Experience has a Main Goal
- The Last Look at the Ceiling
Secret Language — Volume 1 506
Helder Guimarães Mystery: We Will Never Know - Reasons for Deception Secret Language — Volume 1 514
Helder Guimarães The Incomplete Last Step Secret Language — Volume 1 522
Helder Guimarães To Me Secret Language — Volume 1 527
Helder Guimarães Preface - My Journey Secret Language — Volume 1 8
Helder Guimarães Part One - Choreographies & Techniques chapter intro Secret Language — Volume 1 10
Helder Guimarães Aesthetic Naturally - Pivot Double Turnover/Ballerina Double Variation slightly flourishy double turnover, ends in position for Bruce/Tamariz replacementRelated toAlso published here
  • Genii, Oct. 2015
Secret Language — Volume 1 12
Helder Guimarães Insertion of Double Card inserting a double in front end of deck, with wiggling Secret Language — Volume 1 16
Helder Guimarães, Frank Ward Cloyes On the Frank Cloyes Paintbrush Color Change top card stroked with double Secret Language — Volume 1 19
Helder Guimarães Visually Yours - The Retention Change choreography to unload a double before placing the card downAlso published here
  • Genii, Feb. 2016
Secret Language — Volume 1 22
Helder Guimarães Hold the Eye - Details on the Henry Christ Spread Switch Inspired by Secret Language — Volume 1 26
Helder Guimarães Organic Quality - Details on an Effortless Bottom Palm for single cardAlso published here Secret Language — Volume 1 32
Helder Guimarães Hidden in Plain Sight - Divide and Turn kind of a combination of turnover pass and light-reft spread passRelated to Secret Language — Volume 1 38
Helder Guimarães Flexibility of Approach visual versus non-visual, intro Secret Language — Volume 1 46
Helder Guimarães Visual Switch four Aces visually change into Kings on top of deckRelated toAlso published here
  • Genii, April 2016
Secret Language — Volume 1 47
Helder Guimarães Non-Visual Switch switching three of four cardsAlso published here
  • Genii, April 2016
Secret Language — Volume 1 53
Helder Guimarães 1002nd Aces Variation Inspired by Secret Language — Volume 1 55
Helder Guimarães The Illogical Nature of Naturalness - The Table Palm Add-on adding a palmed card to a tabled packet as it is spread Secret Language — Volume 1 56
Helder Guimarães Beautifully Deceptive - The Choreographed Switch Jokers sandwich a card on the table, switched while Jokers are displayedInspired by
  • "Bilis' Switch" (Notes de Conférence, 1975)
Related to
  • "Empanada" (Armando Lucero)
Also published here
  • Genii, Dec. 2015
Secret Language — Volume 1 62
Helder Guimarães The Choice to Change named cards appears sandwiched between tabled JokersRelated to
  • "Empanada" (Armando Lucero)
Also published here
  • Genii, Dec. 2015
Secret Language — Volume 1 72
Helder Guimarães Finesse - Convincing Force handling for under-the-spread force Secret Language — Volume 1 82
Helder Guimarães Open Index Handling spread and spread pass Secret Language — Volume 1 78
Helder Guimarães An Esthetic Quality - The Glamorous Turnaround sandwiched card exchanged with bottom sandwich cardRelated to Secret Language — Volume 1 88
Helder Guimarães Card to Sandwich sandwich cards tabled, selection instantly appears between them Secret Language — Volume 1 92
Helder Guimarães Hidden in Action intro, large action covering smaller one Secret Language — Volume 1 98
Helder Guimarães The Revolve Placement Secret Language — Volume 1 98
Helder Guimarães The Spread Replacement also for small packet which is instantly spread Secret Language — Volume 1 104
Helder Guimarães By Mistake - The Perpendicular DMB Spread Control out-jogged card switched as in-the-hands spread is lowered
- as a vanish
Inspired by Secret Language — Volume 1 108
Helder Guimarães In the Secret Angle - The Revolve Diagonal Palm Shift all-around square-up coverInspired by Secret Language — Volume 1 118
Helder Guimarães Optically Covered - The Secret Turnover overhand shuffle cover Secret Language — Volume 1 124
Helder Guimarães, Pedro Lacerda Specific Moments - The Choreographed Card Steal single cut to table, cards palmed into right handInspired by Secret Language — Volume 1 130
Helder Guimarães Ode to Impossibility with three signed cards Secret Language — Volume 1 144
Helder Guimarães, Peter Duffie Extended Pocket Ruse for three cardsInspired by Secret Language — Volume 1 145
Helder Guimarães Part Two - Essays & Repertoire chapter intro Secret Language — Volume 1 154
Helder Guimarães Porto Opener "AKA The Practical Opener"
odd-backed card placed in position in new deck order with one card missing decided by spectator, it fits in where the card is missing
Also published here Secret Language — Volume 1 156
Helder Guimarães The Opposite "Proving a Theory"
two spectators choose ten cards each, on all red and one all black
Secret Language — Volume 1 168
Helder Guimarães Professional Hour "Just Warming Up"
cutting off named number of cards, then suit appearance with suit transformation
Secret Language — Volume 1 176
Helder Guimarães, Juan Tamariz Shuffle that Doesn't Shuffle Handling in-the-handsInspired by
  • "Shuffle that Doesn't Shuffle" (Juan Tamariz, Magic From The Heart DVDs, 2017)
Secret Language — Volume 1 180
Helder Guimarães In-the-Hands False Cut three packets, a bit flourishy Secret Language — Volume 1 194
Helder Guimarães Suspending Disbelief "The Door to Impossible Things"
- Why We Need to Suspend Disbelief
- How We Suspend Disbelief
Secret Language — Volume 1 214
Helder Guimarães Mystery Switch "Be Afraid"
signed card in pocket transposes with card on table
Secret Language — Volume 1 220
Helder Guimarães Liar's Truth "The Consequences of Intentions"
card chosen, then spectator lies about it and this liar card is spelled to and shows up, then it changes into original selection
Inspired by Secret Language — Volume 1 230
Helder Guimarães The Psychology of the Secret Switch "A Question of Identity"
- The Objects that will be Switched for Each Other Share a Specific Identity
- The Visible Actions in a Secret Switch Must be Logical
- If an Action is Not Logical, it Must Not be Visible
- If Using a Third Entity, Make it invisible
Secret Language — Volume 1 252
Helder Guimarães The Empty Space "Worth Waiting For"
thought-of card appears between two Jokers in center of deck
Inspired by
  • "The Sculpture" (Helder Guimarães, Red Mirror DVD, 2010)
Secret Language — Volume 1 256