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Here you will find sample files for the Symbolic Method app. These documents are meant to illustrate gicSymbols, thus giving guidance and ideas, so consider them master solutions to increase your own symbolic skillset. All tricks represent top material that you may find relevant and valuable on its own -- a very big thanks to all authors for approving the publication and making this possible!

These crypts are no ends in themselves. It's not about the symbols, it's about helping students remember and recap trick details quickly, and thus contributing to the overall flow. This does not exclude a serious learning phase, headache and work, initially. But if you believe in abstraction and see the benefits of digital formats, then don't let the cacaphony of lines and shapes intimidate you. They didn't teach us any of that at school, so start relaxed, read some of the whitepapers on this website, start simple using just pencil and paper and eventually you'll start making sense of all this. You'll be a pioneer.

And remember: this is just a stenographic format. Many good ideas expressed in the original source, be it in the introductory comments, in the afterthoughts and in the detailed descriptions itself, may have been skipped. So, the books with the original prose are available, ideally directly through the editorial.

Ensure you use the latest version (!) , available at the Appstore.

Moves, Solutions
Pos Title Note gic PDF LQ Preview

Description

Reference

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1 Pull Through Riffle Shuffle

Rev. 1

  Vernon's Pull Through False Shuffle Lewis Ganson, Dai Vernon's More Inner Secrets, p. 43, The Supreme Magic Company, 1960

 

3.3 30.Jan. 2016 9
2 Pull Out Riffle Shuffle

Rev. 1

  Attempts over Vernon's Pull Out  False Shuffle Lewis Ganson, Dai Vernon's More Inner Secrets, p. 47, The Supreme Magic Company, 1960

 

3.3 30.Jan. 2016 8
3 In the Bluff Force * Ramón Riobóo's  diabolish force Ramón Riobóo, Thinking the Impossible,  p. 37, Hermetic Press, 2002

 

2.6.1 16. Oct. 2015 3
4 Principle of Equal Piles * Ramón Riobóo reminds of a diabolic principle Ramón Riobóo, Thinking the Impossible, p. 13, Hermetic Press, 2002

 

2.6.1 16. Oct. 2015 6
5 Overhand Shuffle Notation   a set of alphanumeric keys to describe overhand shuffle maneuvers yeahgic.com 3.0 8. Nov. 2015  
6 In-the-hands Cut Notation   a set of 15 alphanumeric keys to describe in-the-hands cuts yeahgic.com 3.0 8. Nov. 2015  
Tricks
Pos Title Note gic PDF LQ Preview

Description

Reference

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1 The Twins

Rev. 1

* Allan Ackerman's take on Brother John Hamman's The Twins Allan Ackerman, How to Tame a Moose 2nd Edition, p.14, an Allan Ackerman publication, 1995

 

3.3 24. Jan. 2016 17
2 A Double Jack

Rev. 1

* Allan Ackerman's take on Paul Harris' Reset Plot Allan Ackerman, How to Tame a Moose 2nd Edition, p.29, an Allan Ackerman publication, 1995

 

3.3 24. Jan. 2016 24
3 Search and Destroy

Rev.1

* Aaron Fisher's take on the Sandwich plot Aaron Fisher, The Paper Engine, p.104, Hermetic Press, 2002

 

3.3 24. Jan. 2016 8
4 Three Kings

Rev.1

* Aaron Fisher's take on the 1-of-4-cards-finds-the-way-to-selection with a kicker Aaron Fisher, The Paper Engine, p.94, Hermetic Press, 2002

 

3.3 24. Jan. 2016 10
5 Sympatico

Rev.1

* Aaron Fisher's take on a quick coincidence Aaron Fisher, The Paper Engine, p.62, Hermetic Press, 2002

 

3.3 24. Jan. 2016 3
6 Two for Allen Kennedy

Rev.1

* Pit Hartling & Denis Behr's take on the center deal demonstration Denis Behr, Handcrafted Card Magic Vol. 2, p. 20, Denis Behr publication, 2011

 

3.3 24. Jan. 2016 10
7

New!

Airtight Wrapped-up

(requires v3.1 or newer!)

  Ralph Cos' very different take on Jay Sankey's Airtight effect Ralph Cos, Magical Mystery Yeahs & Wows p. 20, Simsalabonn, 1987

 

3.1 6. Dez 2015 222

The publication for all tricks marked by * has been liberally authorized by the original authors. Title links by courtesy of Denis Behr's Conjuring Archive. Where not available links to the editorial are given.

How to import them

Starting with v3.3, using the new 'Import from URL feature', it is easy to load symbolic documents directly from the internet. All you need to do is to commit the according URL to your device's memory, and then paste it into the Import-module's dialoge box. Proceed as follows:

1. Tap the trickname or the icon next to it. This will open the trick's markup document.

2. Copy the URL (on top of Safari's, or whichever browser you may use) address field. Then select the entire URL and copy it to memory.

3. Toggle to gicSymbols or gicSetup.

4. On the file menu (1st toolbar button on the bottom left), select 'Import>Import from URL'.

5. A dialogue box will appear. Use 'Paste' to specify the URL from step 2.

6. Tap 'Load'. This will download the document into your app-folder.

7. In a final step, in order to fully update the views, swipe right or left

Performance Note

iPad and iPad mini give an excellent overview on the documents as they easily allow for 4x4 sized view matrices and, optimistically, the same holds for iPhone 6. iPhone 5, iPhone 4, and iPod touch may seem somewhat too small sized. Speed  performance on iPad 3 and newer, and iPhone 5 and newer is excellent. Anything older will feel slower, especially with view matrices  beyond 2x2.

 

The documents posted above may be imported into the free Symbolic S-Up app, however only the first three views will show, modularized views won't expand. The full commerical version is required to view all Views of the documents listed above.

 

© Ralph Cos [last updated January 2016]