Only one finger is used for one of the coolest demonstrations of
precision and skill with a deck of cards. Easy to perform with any deck,
anywhere, anytime, Finger Flicker may easily become a modern
Master of the Mess
A lesson in routining: Complete face-up/face-down chaos magically returns
to order. While not easy to perform, Master of the Mess is one
of the most emotionally convincing and memorable handlings of “Triumph”
This unusual phenomenon of feeling colours through a table has never failed
to fascinate everybody who has seen it. Colour Sense effectively
replaces sleight-of-hand with memory-work and psychology to achieve a
seemingly impossible effect.
Providing what many consider the perfect climax to Paul Harris’
wonderful “Reflex”, High Noon is a real reputation-maker.
Done in the right situation, this is the piece they will remember you
for in years.
From a shuffled deck, the performer stacks four perfect Poker hands in
less than ten seconds. Solid dramatic structure and simplicity of plot
make Cincinnati Pit one of the most powerful demonstrations of
card-control for the professional performer.
The most “impossible” piece in the book: Three selected cards
are found at three named positions under impossible conditions: The performer
never touches the deck after the numbers are named, the spectators can
change their numbers up to the last moment and -as usual- Triple Countdown
is performed with a borrowed, shuffled deck.
A true performance piece in three phases: Demonstrating the amazing effect
a certain drink has on the performer’s memory, he instantly and
repeatedly recalls the order of a thoroughly shuffled deck. The playful
presentation and dramatic structure truly make this routine Unforgettable.
Method and Style and The Performing
This essay describes a psychological strategy that allows you to do all
sorts of secret, method-related business quite openly without the need
for directing attention elsewhere. Your spectators will see what you are
doing, but, done correctly, crucial actions will be edited-out by the
spectator’s perception, making their memory of your performance
This essay tries to identify some of the mechanisms that cause challenges.
It allows you not only to avoid being challenged, but more importantly
to induce challenges you are well prepared to meet. Spectators’
spontaneous challenges can lead to some of the strongest moments possible
in the performance of Close-Up Magic. This essay shows how this can be
made to work for you.
Card Fictions is beautifully bound in black linen cloth with the title
and the image of a card embossed in the cover. The layout and graphic
art is the work of Till Hergenhan; the 94 pages of text are accompanied
by 59 clear black-and-white photographs by Michelle Spillner.
At the innocent age of seventeen, Pit won second prize in the Category
of Cardmagic at FISM in Tokio. Since then, he has become a member of the
legendary Spanish “Escuela Magica de Madrid” and lectured
and performed all over Europe, the US, Japan and Australia. Together with
some of his best friends, he forms the German Magic and Comedy Team known
as “The Flicking Fingers”. Pit Hartling makes a happy living
from magic at his home in Frankfurt/Germany.