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Topic: Sorcerer's Stone
Message: Posted by: Matthew W (Feb 19, 2009 09:40PM)

Has anyone used performed this effect? How is it?

Message: Posted by: nonvpro (Feb 20, 2009 01:38PM)
Looks interesting.
Message: Posted by: motown (Feb 20, 2009 08:28PM)
This routine is also on one of Colombini Wilds $10 DVDs. It's not what I would call an amazing routine.
Message: Posted by: 723sabre (Jan 20, 2010 03:36PM)
Came across this while on the hunt for another topic. This is not a bad little routine for casual or impromptu. It can be done with coins (you'd need 5 different types), different colored chips, random pencils/pens/higlighters, cards (they shuffle, deal, you never looks at them, etc.) Nothing that will knock your socks off, but a nice effect that's very easy to remember and do at anytime with whatever is on hand. I think it's one that will catch folks off guard outside of a proper magic show/presentation.
BTW, the DVD it's on "Take Two" has this, as well as Control Coins, Diagonally, and Ring Twice. All easy, can be done anytime with cards and coins. (Well, Ring Twice not so unless you carry around a piece of rope and two rings!). Control Coins is one I've started to do just about anytime I can with folks whenever I get the "Do a trick!" calls...simple, direct, no fuss, people seem to like it.
The DVD has on it effects that remind me of some of the things you'd find in Jim Diamond's "Bamboozlers" books- simple, catch folks off guard, impromptu. Two good card packet tricks on it as well. For $10 bucks it's worth it, nice for those new to magic as well. Shows what you can do without having to spend hundreds of dollars for fancy effects.
That's my take at least!
Message: Posted by: Mary Mowder (Jan 21, 2010 02:03AM)
It's on the Wild About Harry disk from Colombini Magic. I'd say it's not a strong trick but also on the same disk is a fun and easy book test "Baffling Book" that is worth the price of the tape ($10.).

By the way the Colombinis have a really fun lecture if you have a chance to see them.

- Mary Mowder
Message: Posted by: 723sabre (Jan 23, 2010 02:10PM)
Just another take on Sorcerer's Stone. I tought about this a little bit before showing it last night and tried it with narrowing the stones down to 2, then having the spectator pick up the left stone in the left hand, right in right. I told them to hold them very tight and focus on one or the other, their choice. Then I came back in the room, asking them to still hold the stones in their hands so I could not see them in any way. Then I paused a bit, asked them to open their right hand. I looked a bit at the stone, then said "set it down, it's not your chosen stone. Now open your left hand...THAT'S your stone."
Somehow it took this simple little routine and built it up a bit more. Kinda distracted them from the more mechanical phase of "move this stone, remove this stone".
The whole thing went over much bigger than I figured it would. Turned out to be a lot of fun with 5 stones. I passed of the whole part about having them focus on a stone as an effort to have the magical stones help me determine which stone was really the chosen one..."The stones give off signals", a slight bit of living room "mentalism".