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With more than two decades of creating and performing magic, and producing magic on TV, Ran and Andrew sit down for the first time and openly discuss and reveal their approach to performing magic and mentalism in everyday environments.
In this series Ran and Andrew reveal their go-to routines that they perform in real life casual situations such as bars, house parties, and on the street. Not only do they teach new effects but they break them down, discussing their creative process and give insight that will help make the magic you create even better.
“Our mission with Conscious Magic is to elevate the art of magic by empowering the performer to have a deeper insight into the process of creating, performing and even thinking about magic on a new level.”
In this Episode
The idea of lottery routines and picking winning numbers has been played with by many people using an array of methods from electronic devices, special pads, and gimmicks. Ran Pink has developed a powerful routine that involves no gimmicks, just real lottery tickets and stubs. Walk up to a store, buy a lottery ticket and stubs, and you’re ready to go.
In this effect the spectator pushes their card flush into the deck with their own finger. Their signed card goes from the middle of the pack to the top while in their hands, but this is not your usual ambitious card routine. Andrew guides the spectator through a journey of self discovery and inspires them to find the best version of themselves.
The spectator thinks of any song, writes it down on a card, and holds it in their hand. Ran then asks them to touch his temples and they feel a thought leave his mind and into theirs as they guess one note of the major scale. Now the spectator thinks of their song the same way but, this time, is able to transmit the melody of the song they were thinking of to Ran. The song can be revealed by singing it or by playing it back on a mobile music service.
50/50 effects only matter when something of value is put on the line. In Fifty 50 Andrew puts $100 on the line and wagers whether the spectator will pick up the bill with their left or right hand. He always gets it right. This is an anytime, anywhere routine. Grab some paper, pencil, and something to wager, and you’re ready to go.
A Lifetime of Magic Vol 3
Jerry Andrus is one of the most original thinkers in magic and beyond. His magic and optical illusions have been featured on television shows and in magazine articles all over the world. These programs offer you an opportunity of a lifetime where you can see him perform and explain many of his greatest inventions. You will see and learn astounding magic with cards, coins, balls, handkerchiefs and much more.
Volume three features two of the most popular Jerry Andrus creations, the “Startling Color Change” which Charlie Miller called “The most beautiful move in card magic” and the “Miser’s Miracle” which is a reputation maker. You will also see the original “Linking Pins” routine performed by the inventor.
Effects performed and explained:
The Two Card Trick: A spectator points to two playing cards. The cards are removed from the deck and a large coin magically appears between them. The cards are now used to produce a total of twelve coins which are dumped into the spectator’s hand.
Ace, Two, Three, Four Trick: An ace, two and a three are removed from the deck as you mention that you are doing the Ace, Two, Three, Four Trick. Before the spectator can ask where is the four, you shake the three cards and four large coins appear on their backs.
Miser’s Miracle: Andrus’ classic routine where coins magically appear as two cards are rubbed together. As a finale one of the cards is torn in half and a coin is produced from between the two halves. The half card is torn again and a large coin appears from between two of the quarter cards. The hands are shown empty throughout the routine.
Startling Color Change: Andrus’ technique for the color change is considered the most beautiful in magic. As you wave your hand over the face of the deck the top card visually changes.
Shockwave: A signed card is returned to the center of a deck which is wrapped with a rubberband. When the Band is snapped the card escapes from the deck and flutters to the table.
Four Coins Through The Handkerchief: Coins penetrate, one at a time, through the center of a handkerchief. Each phase is structured to look more impossible than the preceding one.
Temporary Oblivion: A ball vanishes from the center of a handkerchief and visually reappears under it.
Card-Tration: A selected card is lost in the deck. The deck is wrapped by a handkerchief. The selection is now pulled right through the handkerchief.
Vampire Needle: A giant needle rips through a handkerchief. The resulting hole is healed leaving the handkerchief as good as new.
Vanishing Pen: A borrowed pen vanishes while wrapped by a handkerchief.
Linking Pins (performance only): See Andrus perform the now classic routine he popularized where three safety pins link and unlink under impossible conditions.
Sleights taught: Diagonal Jog (with variations), Banded Side Palm (with variations), The Clip Slip and many techniques and sleights with coins, cards, balls and handkerchiefs.
A Scoundrels Touch
In this two disc vol 2, Chef Anton, Whit Haydn and Bob Sheets outline their advanced system for the shell game and teach routines complete with patter and alternate ending for the walk-around as well as demo the methods used by hustles to work the scam for money.