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Thinking the Impossible

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Thinking the Impossible
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AuthorRamon Rioboo
EditorRafael Benatar
PublisherHermetic Press
Publication Date2012
LanguageEnglish
Pages291
 

Thinking the Impossible: The Birth of Amazement Through Subtlety is a 2011 book by Ramon Rioboo, published by Hermetic Press. It was originally published in Spain as La Magia Pensada in 2002, and translated from the Spanish by Rafael Benatar.

Contents

  • Page V: Dedication (Ramon Rioboo)
  • Page VII: Show Them a Trick, Ramon! (Juan Tamariz)
  • Page IV: Introduction and a Warning

Some Basic Tools

  • Page 3: Close Up and Not So Close
  • Page 4: Done with Mirrors?
  • Page 6: My Secret Card Addition
  • Page 11: The Good-old Crimp
  • Page 13: The Principle of Equal Piles
  • Page 15: The Memorized Deck
  • Page 16: The Biddle Count
  • Page 18: The Spread Reversal and Disguised Cut
  • Page 20: My Lapping Approach
  • Page 27: The Treated Card

No Preparation and Light on Sleights

  • Page 31: Misdirection and Psychology
  • Page 35: Cards, Math, Brain, Hands
  • Page 37: In the Bluff
  • Page 47: One in the Side Pocket
  • Page 53: Spellinoo
  • Page 57: Three Minds with But a Single Thought
  • Page 61: The Return of the Twenty-one
  • Page 67: In the Long Run
  • Page 71: By Any Other Name
  • Page 75: Four Weddings and an Impossibility
  • Page 81: The Accidental Detective
  • Page 85: Arresting Matches
  • Page 93: Telepathy, X-rays, and Telekinesis
  • Page 97: Moments and Their Types
  • Page 103: Finelly Found
  • Page 107: The Mystery of Cabala
  • Page 117: The World's Smallest Computer
  • Page 123: Laptop
  • Page 125: You Make Three Piles and I Won't Touch

No Preparation and a Bit More Skill

  • Page 133: Moves and Flourishes are Different Things
  • Page 135: The Magician and the Prophet
  • Page 143: Law and Order
  • Page 149: Asmodeus
  • Page 155: Time Traveler
  • Page 167: My Favorite Timepiece

With Some Simple Preparation

  • Page 175: Two, Three, Four
  • Page 181: A Bad Mind Reader and a Good Premonition

Mnemonica and Other Stacks

  • Page 189: The Five Senses
  • Page 195: Control in Chaos
  • Page 203: Super Telepathy for Skeptics
  • Page 207: The Well-Placed Card
  • Page 213: Telepathy to Order

Duplicates, Gimmicks, and Special Cards

  • Page 223: My Staple Card
  • Page 233: Sympathy for the Devil (That's Me)
  • Page 239: Cutting it Close
  • Page 245: The Fateful Month
  • Page 251: Erased
  • Page 257: Cardini Plus
  • Page 261: James Bond

Tricks with the Treated Card

  • Page 269: James Bonded
  • Page 273: Assembled Acehesion
  • Page 279: The Three Bets
  • Page 287: Name Jumper


References



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