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Roger's Thesaurus

$19.95

A modern treatise on the art of card magic written by Roger Crosthwaite and Justin Higham.

Roger's Thesaurus includes underground material never before released, previously known only to the hardcore inner circle of London's card magicians! Top-notch card material from some of the world's best magicians, including Jack Avis, Gordon Bruce, Peter Duffie, Cy Endfield, Trevor Lewis, Simon Lovell, Edward Marlo, Chris Power, Roy Walton, Herb Zarrow and many others.

Contents include Roger Crosthwaite's complete card act that won the 1984 Magic Circle Close-Up Award; Think A Card, in which a card is merely thought of, then revealed; The real work on many gambling sleights and techniques; The magic of Jack Avis, including some of Jack's most treasured items; Roy Walton's Leave 'em Laughing, a very commercial routine; Roger's Multiple Deal Vanish in which cards vanish as they are dealt from the deck. They appear to dissolve into thin air; and so much more.

256 pages, 75 tricks, over 90 original sleights and subtleties, nearly 260 illustrations, over 30 photos.

Contents:

Acknowledgements

Dedication

Profile

Preface

Foreword

Introduction

CHAPTER ONE: COMPLETING THE CIRCLE
Phase One: Beginning the Act
Set-Up
Rest Position
The Deck Production
The LTP
The Salt Pot Production
Straddle Grip Steal

Phase Two: Reading the Mind
Primal Paradigms
Ribbon Spread Grab
Think-a-Card
Salad Shuffle
Incomplete Shuffle Glimpse
Drop-Cut Control
The Upjog Swifch

Phase Three: Finding the Foursome
The Rapid Cull
Draw False Cut
Fan Shuffle Placement
The Kilburn Cut
Estimate Cut
The Sultan Stab
The Top Change
The Chutney Change
The Khan Reverse
Domino Split
Martinez Display
Righting Move Variation
Charlier Catch
Card Case Swifch
Insertion Steal
Visual Replacement

Phase Four: Caressing the Cards
Lost and Found
Overlzand Shufle Shift
Marlo's Undercut Finesse
Minus 51 Rifle Stack
The Zarrow Shufle
Marlo's Combi-Null Cut
Off-the-Face Switch

Phase Five: Dealing with Desire
How It's Done
Spin-Out Center Deal
Open Hockley
Fake One Hand Center
Vernon's Flourish Count
Benzais Cop
The Vernon Change
The Pocket Switch

Phase Six: Making the Magic
The Magic Salt
The Count-Lap
Propelled Lapping
Single Deal Vanish
Mztltiple Deal Vanish
LTP Packet Replacetnent
Phase Seven: Ending with Style
The Long Pour
The Body Talk Test

CHAPTER TWO: THINK-A-CARD
Opening Remarks
The Selection of the Card
The Location of the Card
The Revelation of the Card
Personal Roots
Psychological Roots
The Eyes Have it
Tlze Length of Gaze
Tke Direction of Gaze
The Intensity of Gaze
Technical Roots
Erdnase Method A
Variation One: Verbal Stop Technique
Variation True: Visual Stop Technique
Variation Three: Retention-of-Vision
Erdnase Method B
Variation: Tlze Spring Force
Erdnase Method C
Variation: The Charlier Force
Adams' Charlier Variant
Erdnase Method D
The Gaze Method
Think-a-Card
Veneri Break Transfer
Think-a-Force
Controlling the Gaze
The Unexplained
Mental Stab - Crosthwaite
Direct Mindreading - Crosthwaite
Mental Topper - Crosthwaite
Mental Jacks - Crosthwaite
Mindreading Experiment 1 - Crosthwaite
Mindreading Experiment 2 - Crosthwaite
The Explained
Super Clairvoyant - Higham
Reverse Faro
Faro Check
Wrist Turn Reversal
Fan Peek
Direct Mind Control - Lewis
Cyril's Method - Golding

CHAPTER THREE: BEYOND THE GEN
Ace-Cutting
Spectator Cuts, Magician Delivers - Higham
Marlo's Top Card Slip Cut
Stencel's Circular Subtlety
A Son Goat
Flash Aces - Crosthwaite
Center Cut
Revolving Pass
Irons' Top Stock Control
Primals
Primal Premonition - Crosthwaite
Tabled Steal
Lap-Switch
Turnover Swifch
Primal Memory 1 - Crosthwaite
Christ S Cut-Deeper Force
Primal Memory 2 - Crosthwaite
Marlo's Click Count
Jokers Wild
Michael's Wild Card - Vincent
Vernon's Strip-Out Addition
5-as-4 Count
Marlo's Diminishing Lift Display
Through-the-Fis t Turnover
Cyprian Color Change
Through-the-Fist Change
LTP Work
Miracle Change Effect - Crosthwaite
LTP Peek Steal
Clip Palm
Tabled Addifion
Miracle Steal
For Psychics Only
Sandwich Sequence - Crosthwaite
Christ Twist
Delayed Switch
Ultra Clean Sandwich - Vincent
Marlo's Longitudinal Top Palm
Incredible Deal Switch
For Crazy Cardicians
Purist Sandwich
Clip Bottom Control
Second-from-Bottom Control

CHAPTER FOUR: QUANTUM CLASSICS
The Crimp
Gambler's Aces - Irons
Breather Crimp
Bottom Running-Cut
Breather Stacking - Irons
The Shuffle
After-the-Shuffle Reverse - Zarrow
Free Count Aces - Crosthwaite
Rapid Thumbcount
Variation One: Faro Shuffle
Variation Two: Overhand-Faro
The Force
Movable Card Force - Marlo
Movable Coincidence
The Pass
The Longitudinal Pass - Higham
The Dribble Shift - Higham
Delayed Dribble Shift
The Palm
The Diagonal Palm Shift - Crosthwaite
Diagonal Push-Through
Palm-Replacement
Card From Box - Power
Revolving Replacement
The Change
Michael's General Card - Vincent
Panoramic Shift
Pass-Ctif
Second-from-Top Change
Third-from-Top Change
The Cull
Riffle Cull Finesse - Crosthwaite
Method One: Single Cull
Method Two: Single Cull
Method Three: Multiple Cull
Method Four: Multiple Cull
Method Five: Multiple Cull
Method Six: Multiple Cull
Method Seven: Cull-Crimp 1
Method Eight: Cull-Crimp 2
Method Nine: Multiple Cull
Triple Peek Control
Leipzig Spin-Cut
The Combination Cull
First Method - Carre'
Second Method - Higham
Total Cull - Carr6
Prayer Cull
Order Cull
Slop Shuffle
Another Sort

CHAPTER FIVE: CROSSROADING
Seconds and More
Montage
Push-Off Second Deal - Reay, Lovell, Higham
Immediate Center - Crosthwaite
Block Unit Control - Higham
Dealing Around
Reset Routine - Hollingworth
Rear Clip Palm
Pick-Up False Shuffle
Benzais Spin Out
Buckley S Bottom Deal (variant)
Marlo's Center Control (variant)
Coming Together
Interlaced Transformation - Higham
End Tap Pass
Strike Unit Deal
Marlo's Open Double
Victor's Riffle Pass
Separating Out
To Another World - Crosthwaite
Longitudinal Deal Cop
Spread-Count
Ireland's False Shuffle
Counting the Cards
Phantom Aces - Higham
Dribble Force
Stab Force Variation
Thompson S StopRetaining the Stack
Running Charlier - Higham
Winning the Game
One Shuffle Riffle Stack - Irons

CHAPTER SIX: THE MAGIC OF JACK AVIS
TV Part One
Twist and Vanish - Avis and Endfield
KB Move
KrenzelS Mechanical Reverse
Marlo's 4-as-5 Count
Marlo's Edge Cover Grip
Elmsley's Everchange Count
TV Part Two
Siva's Twist and Vanish - Avis
Unloading (Putback) False Count
Upright Count
Pinch Grip
Olram Split
TV Part Three
Shock Treatment - Endfield
Milk Build Shuffle
Endfield-Sinzon Count
Variation One: Deep Face-Up Switch
Variation Two: Steal-Back
Variation Three: Centerpoint Subtlety
Underground
Another Call, Another Place - Avis
Erdnase Bottom Deal
Overground
Flip Up Put Back Count - Avis
The Genuine Count
The False Count
The Force
Combination One
A Change of Identity - Avis
Tamariz Turnover
Skin-Grip
Altman Trap
Siva Display Subtlety
Hindzc Shuffle Force
Lap Addition
Nolap Switch
Elmsley Count
E-Y-E Count
Flushtration Count
Combination Two
Identity Cards - Higham
Olram Subtlety

CHAPTER SEVEN: THE SCOTTISH CONNECTION
The First Link
Tribute to Roy Walton - Duffie
Leave 'em Laughing - Walton
The Second Link
Palmist's Prediction - Bruce
Spread Switch
The Third Link
Those Enigmatic Royals - Duffie
The Fourth Link
Adagio for Strings - Girdwood
The Fifth Link
Thinking Out Loud - Hamilton
Larreverse
Christ Reverse
The Sixth Link
Where Regals Dare - McBride
Braue Addition
Martinez T Variation
Flip-Over Switch
The Seventh Link
Quantum Leap
The De La Mare Count

APPENDIX
The Longitudinal Angle Palm
The Erdnase Break
Marlo's Turnaround Center Glimpse
The Anglejog Turnover Glimpse
Delayed Turnaround Center Glimpse
Bernard's Double Tap Subtlety
Sauter La Coupe
The High-Cros Move
Tenkai's Optical Move
The Erdnase Square-Up
The Punch


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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 21 June, 2012.