Stewart James was one of the most prolific creators in all of magic history. He created over 2,000 magic tricks in his lifetime--many of which have become familar classics. No matter if you've been in magic for decades or just a few months, odds are, you've encountered one of his creations.
This project is dedicated to taking Stewart's material off the page and putting it into action. Episode #1 uncovers the Spell of Mystery (originally published in 1929) and its variations. You'll learn:
Spell of Mystery: A deck is shuffled. The spectator cuts the deck wherever they want, and the top two cards are used to create a target card. The target card is spelled with cards from the deck, and low and behold, the card is found.
Twice Versa: After performing Spell of Mystery, you can immediately repeat the effect...in reverse.
Big Tutudo: This introduces a plethora of choices into Spell of Mystery to add an additional layer of impossibility.
Love's Labor Lost: This uses the Spell of Mystery concept, but eliminates the spelling giving you a self-working, easy to master card location.