Effect: The magician shows an ordinary plastic pen. The pen is shown to be a
solid pen. Magician then talks about people who bend spoons and keys by mental
concentration. As he is talking, the performer rubs on the pen, and the pen
becomes flexible, bending like rubber. The pen is rubbed one more time and
becomes solid! The pen may now be handed to a spectator for total examination!
Only one pen is used.
Nothing is added or taken away.
There is no sleight of hand.
The pen is usable for everyday use.
The pen is totally examinable.
Can be instantly reset.
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In effect, while working in short sleeves, you remove a coin from your pocket
and place it in your open left hand. The fingers now slowly close. The back and
front of the a hand are freely shown. Then you slowly open you hand and the
coin is gone! With you fingers spread wide apart, you proceed to slowly
show both front and back of the hand. Close your hand again and when you reopen
you hand the coin is back. When John Cornelius fist showed this at a
convention it fooled every including Dai Vernon. The best thing
about the Fickle Nickle is that it is done without sleight of hand! Comes
with instructions and gimmick.
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The Perfect Pen
John Cornelius invented the original Pen Through Anything in 1993. Later on he marketed the extra "Rip gaff" and a video and booklet by Jim Krenz on additional handlings. The new "Perfect Pen will do everything that the original did but with the added features listed.
Only one pen is used
The spectator may write with the pen
The pen is refillable.
The spectator actually see's the ripped pieces of the bill when the pen is pushed through the bill.
The pen is precision made and is attractive chrome with gold plating.
Nothing is added or taken away to achieve the illusion.
The pen is totally examinable before and after the effect.
The thought transmitter is unlike anything on the market--you won't be disappointed! A Must have! The Thought Transmitter is an ingenious custom made device that allows you to instantly gain the secret thoughts of another spectator. Or you can give the appearance of you sending thoughts to your spectator. This has now been made possible due to today's space age technology.
Imagine: You have a spectator write down the name of a playing card, a number, or a symbol on a post-it note that is inside of a totally opaque wallet. The spectator now closes the wallet and places a rubber band around the wallet. You never open the wallet but you know instantly what the spectator has written down. In fact the spectator can seal the wallet in a plastic bag and you could still gain the information!
There are no sliding or moving parts!
Everything can be freely handle without fear of detection!
There are no impressions, carbon paper, nothing stolen, no sleight of hand, no magnets, no center tears!
You gain the information instantly in full view of the spectator, and the effect can be repeated!
Fools even the most knowledgeable magicians or mentalists!
There are NO Threads, magnets, wax or sleight of hand, and can be done surrounded.
THE FISM ACT
John Cornelius is one of the most creative magicians in the world and the first American to win the F.I.S.M. World Championship of Magic competition (First Place in Close-Up, 1979). In 1985 he decided to enter the card division of the competition and once again won first place. For that special competition he designed a very special act he titled "Every card trick in the world in under ten minutes!"
On this video John performs that outstanding act
and then teaches you every aspect of it. You will learn firsthand all of the
intricate details of John Cornelius' World championship F.I.S.M. Act. From start
to finish, he shows how to build the props, how to set up and routine the act
and how to perform it. Includes a live performance of the act taped at The Magic
Castle. Running time: approximately 90 minutes.
John Cornelius is one of the most creative inventors in magic. He has won just about every award given for creativity. You will appreciate his genius as he teaches nineteen outstanding magic effects, sleights and ideas for the beginner, expert and everyone in between.
Learn effects John has used to baffle the top minds
in magic, as well as material that has earned him magic's most prestigious
awards. You will learn magic with cards, coins, cigarettes, balls, flash paper,
business cards, ropes, handkerchiefs and more. Running time: approximately 90
|The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius. There is no hyperbole in the title of this book, as much of the magic contained here gained its John not only accolades from his peers, but one him one of magic's highest honors-a world prize at F.I.S.M.-as well as being the only American to win the World Championship in Magic in two different categories and the only person to win the International Brotherhood of Magicians Creativity Award three times!|
|Thomas Edison, who
knew a thing or two about the subject, said that genius was “one percent
inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” In The Award Winning Magic of
John Cornelius, genius is apparent at every turn of the page.
John Cornelius is one of magic’s most innovative performers and inspired inventors and his effects and routines are in use by magicians the world over. In this long-anticipated book, author Lance Pierce explains John’s magic in meticulous detail, covering everything from legendary effects such as "Marked For Life," "The Fickle Nickel" and the ingenious "Shrinking Card Case" to every last nuance of John’s world-championship winning card act, “Every Card Trick In The World In Ten Minutes."
More than just a magic book, The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius is a journey into the mind of one of the foremost magical thinkers of our time, a man many have hailed as a creative genius.
Hardbound with Dust Jacket, 192 pages, fully photo-illustrated.