Rising Cards (also known as Card Rise, Aerial Cards, Obedient Cards) is a classic effect in which one or more cards (selected or called for) rise up and out of the deck. Some stop at the top of the deck, while others keep on rising and float around.
Hooker Rising Cards
Dr. Samuel Hooker baffled some of the greatest magicians of his time with invitation-only showings of his Hooker's Rising Cards routine in a small theater he constructed at his own home in Brooklyn Heights, New York around 1915.
Queen of the Air
Howard Thruston's Rising Card act in which the chosen card would rise out of the deck and float through the air.
- Devano Pack
- Kundalini Rising Cards
- Tenyo Rising Cards
- Paul Fox Rising Card Trick
- Lyons Card Rise - conceived by Dr. L. Vosburgh Lyons around 1936 and made by Herman Hanson. Lyons licensed it to U.F. Grant who made and marketed it around 1937.