Conjuring Credits

The Origins of Wonder

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cards:knife_force_with_deck [2018/10/07 09:30]
tylerwilson Added glimpse.
cards:knife_force_with_deck [2018/10/21 19:31] (current)
stephenminch Knife-blade glimpse moved to an entry of its own.
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 A very early form of the force is poorly described in an anonymous notebook written circa 1800, transcribed and published by Will Houstoun as //The Notebook//, 2009, p. 21. In Item 17, the force card is injogged for more than half its length and bowed downward against the performer'​s chest, so that it may be concealed by his hand as someone inserts the point of a knife into the outer end of the deck. The bowed force card is somehow repositioned above the point of the knife, but the description of this is difficult to understand: "the head of it [the force card] buried in one end is cautiously inserted by pressing the breast at the opening made by the knife and so lifted & shown as the under Card of the upper parcel."​ A very early form of the force is poorly described in an anonymous notebook written circa 1800, transcribed and published by Will Houstoun as //The Notebook//, 2009, p. 21. In Item 17, the force card is injogged for more than half its length and bowed downward against the performer'​s chest, so that it may be concealed by his hand as someone inserts the point of a knife into the outer end of the deck. The bowed force card is somehow repositioned above the point of the knife, but the description of this is difficult to understand: "the head of it [the force card] buried in one end is cautiously inserted by pressing the breast at the opening made by the knife and so lifted & shown as the under Card of the upper parcel."​
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-The same outward procedure of knife-based card selection was also used to glimpse a fair selection. Alon Lord suggested using the reflection of the knife to gain knowledge of the lower card of the upper packet --- the card given to the spectator as his selection. Lord published this technique in //​[[https://​askalexander.org/​display/​38172/​The+Sphinx/​6|The Sphinx]]//, Vol. 9 No. 1, Mar. 1910, p. 6. 
  
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