Ben Harris is a creative force that regularly astounds our entire Vanishing Inc. team. He has created some of the best-selling effects in magic. But, Symmetry & Parity might just be his most ambitious and impressive project ever.
This innovative kit is dedicated to one versatile idea: how to elevate the principles of the classic Svengali Deck into something 10,000 times more amazing. Ben has rebuilt the concept from the ground up to unlock powerful new applications that transform the classic trick deck into one of the most powerful gimmicked decks available today.
Symmetry & Parity is a one-of-a-kind project that combines a stunning 130-page hardcover book with everything you need to start performing immediately. This includes three custom-made gimmicked decks that can’t be purchased anywhere else, as well as a handmade gimmicked card box specially designed by Ben with its own sneaky principles.
This is so much more than just slapping a new coat of paint on an old magic shop deck. Ben Harris has created a:
- Revolutionary way to seemingly allow your spectator to shuffle the gimmicked deck
- A color-changing deck routine with three different changes that takes advantage of a new style of Svengali deck
- The cleanest full-deck Oil & Water routine imaginable
- And so much more…
Symmetry & Parity is a masterclass in stripping an effect to its bare bones and rebuilding it in a way that offers the same clarity, but with just enough added complexity to prevent the audience from ever deconstructing it. In essence, by offering no plausible solution, a simple magic trick becomes a true miracle in the eyes of your spectators.
The ingenious discovery that allows participants to seemingly shuffle the gimmicked deck is worth the price of the book alone. But, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are a variety of new applications for this powerful principle ranging from magician-foolers to a string of impressive effects that can be done one right after the other.
You can learn as you read without every building a single gimmick. The three included gimmicked decks are specially-printed by the United States Playing Card Company and Ben’s ingenious, handmade Tardian Case comes ready to use. Everything is packed in a gorgeous box set that you will display proudly in your library or on your shelf.
Since publishing this project, Ben has continued to find additional ways to evolve it. He's compiled all of these innovative ideas into an 80-page bonus PDF that is included with every new purchase (and was automatically added to the account of anyone who bought it previously).
You'll find creative new displays, forces, configurations and uses for the cards that all exponentially increase their potential. There's also three bonus routines and an Invisible Card concept that will have your brain flooding with ideas. This incredible offering is worth the price of the set alone. But, you'll get it at no extra cost.
Check out Ben's amazing two-part blog exploring the ingenious level of thinking that went into Symmetry, Parity and the Chimera Deck
"It's a been decades since I've had this much fun with a box of ingenious magic." Richard Kaufman
"Ben’s ingenious reimagining of a classic principle has led to these remarkable decks. With them you can create visual, stunning card magic that looks utterly impossible. I can’t wait to perform these incredible routines." Marc Paul
"This lavishly produced boxed-set...is literally a thing of beauty." David Regal (Genii Magazine, Jan, 2023)
"The trick of 2023! I give it 100%" Craig Petty (MagicTV)
130 Pages | Full Color | Hardcover
Be Ready to Perform
The three specially-made decks you receive offer new possibilities on the Svengali Deck principle. However, as most magicians already own one, a standard Svengali Deck was not included. Some of the routines do use just a regular Svengali Deck though. So, if you need one, you can grab it by clicking the button below.
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