Barnowsky, Larry: Magica Analytica©2014 Larry Barnowsky, Gyromagnetic Press Softcover, spiral-bound, 8.5x11", 104 pages ISBN: 978-0-9764790-4-8 |
Image from BarnowskiMagic.com |

**Comments**: Color Photography by Esther Miller. From the
website: "From the title of this book, one would expect magic
effects based on analytical principles of mathematics, and you’d
be partially correct. However, no knowledge of mathematics is
needed to learn and perform any of the routines taught in this
book...Not every effect in this book is mathematically based. Four
of them, including the first chapter rely on basic sleights and
moves. For a little variety, I’ve even included a fabulous coin
trick." Layout of the book provides Effect, Skills Needed, Props
Needed, Setup, Explanation and Script (patter), Discussion,
Summary of Script.

**Contents **(from book, updated April 2023):

9 Preface (Larry Barnowsky)

11 Introduction: layout of the book

12 Definition of Terms

13 The Capture of the Jackson Mob: card trick detective story

19 Misplacing the Aces: Face up Aces appear to vanish from the
deck, then appear face up in the face down deck

23 Cheating with Mathematics: using the last three numbers of a
bill's serial number, cards are selected and poker hands dealt,
resulting in a royal flush in Spades

26 - Another Number Force

27 Overhanded Deception: the number of face down cards in the deck
match a chosen number

31 Evenhanded Deception: deck is shuffled half face up and half
face down and a few cards turned over, then the number of face
down cards in a packet match a prediction

35 Awe-Sum: end result of four black and four red cards match a
prediction

39 Rings of Alexandria: using cards and an ancient counting
device, the final number on the device matches the number of cards
in the pocket

42 - Variation Two

43 - Variation Three

44 - Variation Four

48 - Constructing Rings of Alexandria

49 The Arch of Sunzi: magician after back is turned announced
correct number of cards in spectator's pockets

53 All That Remains: magician names the number of cards in the
spectator's pocket

59 Euler’s Force: using a drawing with dots and lines, the chosen
card is located

63 Awe-Sum Force - Dürer’s Prediction: values of chosen cards
match a prediction

66 - The Arch of Sunzi: story line for if you use the apparatus
described

67 Wire Transfer: copper silver transpo and vanish, using a C/S
coin, silver and copper coins, and you should be wearing a ring

73 Convoluted Revelation: dealing leaves one face up card that
matches a selection

77 The 27 Trick: numbers used to count down to a card, which
matches a selection

81 The Utterly Easy Stop Trick: spectator says stop, that value is
used to deal more cards, to the chosen selection

85 Duel of the Experts: gambling demonstration

91 Picasso’s Pick-a-Card Trick: numbers used to deal cards,
finding the selection

95 Set Point: cards are mixed and eliminated, ending with the
selected card

99 Match Point: two selected cards end up next to each other when
spectator's and magician's packets are mixed

102 References: with B&W photos of the
author

104 About the Author