The Joy of the Self Worker

Can't find a suitable category? Post it here!!

Moderators: Mandrake, bananafish, Lady of Mystery, support, nickj

World-Of-Magic, Suppliers of quality Magic Worldwide Visit Magicbox for all the latest and best effects! Playing Cards for Magicians UK's Online Magic Tricks and Jokes Shop offers kids and beginner magic tricks and jokes. Best prices around! Dude That's Cool Magic

Re: The Joy of the Self Worker

Postby magicofthemind » Mar 24th, '18, 07:59



Not all "self-workers" are card tricks, of course. Karl Fulves wrote a whole series of "Self-Working" books with other items - although in some cases the title is misleading. I don't really think that you can describe any rope effect as self-working, for example. But there are no sleights as such required.

Also have a look at the "Varied Head Magic" chapter of Henry Hay's Amateur Magician's Handbook.

Barry

User avatar
magicofthemind
Advanced Member
 
Posts: 1138
Joined: Nov 28th, '06, 17:27
Location: London, England (65:SH/CW)

Re: The Joy of the Self Worker

Postby Mandrake » Mar 24th, '18, 08:30

For those who haven't heard, Automata On The Cards is a new DVD of card self workers by Full 52 Productions which is available in advance as a download.

User avatar
Mandrake
'
 
Posts: 27110
Joined: Apr 20th, '03, 19:00
Location: UK (71:AH)

Re: The Joy of the Self Worker

Postby EndersGame » Mar 25th, '18, 05:07

magicofthemind wrote:Not all "self-workers" are card tricks, of course. Karl Fulves wrote a whole series of "Self-Working" books with other items - although in some cases the title is misleading. I don't really think that you can describe any rope effect as self-working, for example. But there are no sleights as such required.

True enough. The three Karl Fulves titles that especially stand out as worth of recommendation for card tricks would be:

- Self-Working Card Tricks (1976)
- More Self-working Card Tricks (1984)
- Self-Working Close-Up Card Magic (1995)

Image

I'd be interested to hear from others what they consider to be the top tricks in these books, or their favourites. Mine would include:
- Gemini Twins
- Calculated Cut
- Color Flite
- Mind Mirror
- Quick as a Wink
- Ultra Coincidence

User avatar
EndersGame
Preferred Member
 
Posts: 133
Joined: Mar 21st, '18, 00:07

Previous

Return to Miscellaneous

Manufacturer of modern & unique magic apparatus! MagicWorld Magic Shop for Magic Tricks Best prices around! Aeternum Servare Secreta A web site set up to sell my book, THE STRIPPER DECK, and future magical/mentalism titles. Web Design for Magicians Sorcery Shop - Home of the ITR

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 0 guests

cron