Dee Christopher presents 'Proximity Effects' a
collection of effects and routines straight from the underground.
Christopher is making a name for himself in the magic 'underground'
with his brand of mental and visual magic. Proximity Effects is a collection
of powerful card routines that range from visual card magic like Deviance
- a visual pip through window whereby a pip from a signed card penetrates
a glass window; to the more dark and eery side of mental magic with
effects like Cold - the telethesia cards. In Cold you divine a card
that the spectator has merely looked at from a shuffled deck. Dee also
teaches you his method for his impromptu book test - Words that go unspoken,
and a clever idea for when you just can't make the spoon bend (anyone
who has indulged in a bit of spoon bending will know what we mean!)
None of the routines are 'technically' hard so you can concentrate on
your presentation which is important when performing magic or mentalism
of this calibre.
The Barnum Effect - Reaction enhancement with reading technique
Cold - The telesthesia cards:
deck is shuffled, 5 cards are dealt off into a pile on the table or
into the spectator's hands. The spectator merely thinks of one of these.
The card is never touched, selected physically, written down or spoken
to anyone. The magician eerily reveals the spectators thought of card,
the first time the card's value is spoken is from the magician's lips
Words that go unspoken - Impromptu book test: A
book is selected from the shelf of a store or from the spectator's own
possession, The magician proceeds to flick through the pages to show
that they are all different and contain different words.
explains to the spectator that a page number will be chosen at random
and that he (the magician) will then divine the first substantial word
on that page, he goes through a few examples of this to demonstrate
how the experiment is to be carried out.
page is chosen, either by mathematical sum or simply by flicking through
the pages and asking the spectator to call stop at any point. The magician
then slowly and methodically reveals the first substantial word on that
page with the utmost accuracy - If the page contains a picture, he could
also reveal what this illustrates or the caption.
The Synthetic arc technique (Impromptu spoon bend): This
is a metal bending routine geared towards the performer who is caught
off guard; if you can use a routine where the spoon actually bends I
highly recommend doing so. When this is not possible, this is the only
routine of its kind.
Solitary Confederate (Invisible deck routine): A
strong commercial routine which will breath new life into your work
with an invisible deck.!
Deviance - Visual pip thru window: A
spectator selects a card and signs the face - the card they select is
fully examinable and has no gaffs.
the spectator's signed card, the magician draws attention to a glass
door/window/pane of glass and asks the audience to watch carefully.
card is slapped against the window and one of the pips flies visually
straight through the glass into the magician's waiting hand.
Shift - Signed card transportation: This
effect is a really nice card transportation. It's a simple method, simple
effect and with the correct patter and theatrics it can be made in to
a miracle. There are many creative ways the concept of this effect could
be used, it's such a versatile move. The good news is there's absolutely
no palming involved!
spectator selects and signs the back of a card, which is lost in the
middle of the deck. The Card is then immediately, with empty hands and
no funny moves, removed from your top pocket or your wallet or practically
spectator verifies the value of their card, the card is flipped and
the spectator's signature revealed proving it is in fact the very same
idea in writing this was to put together a collection of effects that
got magicians thinking. This book teaches some very powerful routines
that I use on a day to day basis in all sorts of surroundings, I have
taken some classic plots in magic and stripped away pretty much all
the sleights and complexities to create the simplest methods possible
so that you can put your all in the the presentation." - Dee
Christopher on Proximity Effects
Pages 36 - Saddle Stitched