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The Magic of John Riggs

The Magic of John Riggs

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The Man With $1.98 Hands

Knockout mental magic fills one large chapter in this book. Stage magic fills another chapter including an easy and very effective newspaper tear. Three other chapters contain novel close-up magic, coins, cards, cups and balls and various other close-up stunts. All of John’s magic reflects his own unusual approach to magic. The effects are strong, and the methods, for the most part, are easy.

You may be familiar with previous Rigg's contributions in magazines such as Steve Beam's Trapdoor, and elsewhere.  This collection goes far beyond the previous offerings-it is much larger and the magic is outstanding! Five Chapters!

Contents Include:

Chapter One: Close Up Magic -- This chapter contains close-up magic with cups and balls, business cards, wand from the purse and the hilarious Mr Jimmy
    Solipsist Cup and Ball Routine
    Further Thoughts on Cups and Balls
    Sweet Mystery
    Self-Working Rising Business Card
    Anytime Wand from Purse
    Mr Jimmy
    Mr Jimmy Exposed
Chapter Two: Coins -- Includes three practical coin effects suitable for many performing circumstances. Coins to the pocket is a highlight.
    Coinfusion
    Backfire Eagles
    Coins To Pocket
Chapter Three: Card Magic -- Presents a generous helping of card magic, which is top quality all the way. Several novel ideas are presented including an 'Ambitious Card' routine with a totally blank deck.
    Ambitious Card with a Blank Deck
    The Cold Fold
    Color Change Case with the Cold Fold
    Other Ideas with the Cold Fold
    File Card
    Peek Case
    Rising Card Handling
    Mullica Wallet Idea
    Corkscrew
    The Centerfold Deal
    Rollover Kings
    The Double Cross
    The Linking Cards
Chapter Four: Mental Magic -- contains mental magic suitable for most performing circumstances including platform and stage. John Riggs is an excellent mental performer and you'll be interested in his novel ideas.
    On the Presentation of Mentalism
    Procrastinating Prognostication
    ESP Guessing Game 2000
    Design Deception
    Florariggs
    A Mullica Wallet Routine
    A Bird of Different Feather
    The Scissor Steal/Switch
    The Center Scissor Steal
    Scissor Swap
    Key Shocker
    The Psychic Shopper
    Slow Motion Gellerism
    Your Good Fortune Miss!
Chapter Five: Stage Magic -- Contains three stage effects including an easy and effective Torn and Restored Newspaper.
    R.I.P.P. Paper Tear
    Rolled Vanish
    Poor Man's Dream

Perfect bound paperback, 89 pages, size 8 1/2 by 11 inches. Illustrated with over eighty fine drawings by Richard Bartram, Jr.
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