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a spread deck of cards drawn by Scott Baird for The Hermit Magic Magazine

The Hermit focuses
on engagement,
creativity, and inspiration.

A digital magazine for
the creative magician.

Vol. 2, No. 6

JUNE 2023

The latest issue of The Hermit Magazine has a fantastic assortment of effects, creative thinking, and inspiration.




Ryan Schlutz (author of False Anchors and Unanchored), presents RNG, his updated take on Card at Any Sum.


A returning contributor to the magazine, Bill Citino shares his routine Making a Difference, a new variation of a Scott Robinson routine.


A Nightmare in Red and Blue by Scott Baird, which is an improved handling of an old Don Nielson and Karl Fulves trick from Pallbearer's Review. I also teach my Flash Ribbon effect later in the issue.


June is also Tomás Giammarco's first appearance in The Hermit, and he shares his routine Strange Concordance 23332, of which I am a huge fan! It's based on Hofzinser's eighth card problem, Strange Harmony.


Brandon Sheffield returns to share a clever handling of a classic transposition with Lucky Coin and Purse.


Chris Bruce shares a fantastic gambling demo with five phases of skill,


Dan Waterman uses an old key card principle to execute a clean and simple card Crimp Stab routine, and. uses it in a variation of a flourishy card location from Apocalypse,


and Jay Sankey returns to The Hermit with Sankey Says, where he discusses The Rewrite Phenomenon.


Also, James Mollenkamp shares four lessons that he learned after examining the structure of the classic Miser's Dream routine, and finally,


Biz teaches his Biz Cascade Control in the Sleight Corner!

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Harapan Ong
Jeff Kowalk
Michael Rubinstein
Curtis Kam
Chiam Yu Sheng
Jay Sankey
Rudy Tinoco
Corey Harris
Luka Kratsashvili
Alvaro Perez Berbel
Michael Pilkey
Bill Citino
Claudio Imperiale
Chris Bruce
Jack Tighe
Liam Montier
Tobias Hudson
Dan Waterman
Joshua Jay
Chris Mayhew
Giacomo Bertini
Rico Weeland
Caroline Ravn
Michael Boden
Ryan Pilling
Brandon Sheffield
Mystic Slybaba
Greg Boggs
Jason Connolly
Michael Breggar
Adam Hudson
Iain Moran
John Bannon
Tomás Giammarco
Jim Turnpaugh
Michał Kociołek
John Carey
Ryan Schlutz
Kyle Leon
Rick Holcombe
Patrik Kuffs
Adam Socha
Alexandre Moreaux
Boyet Vargas
Fritz Alkemade
Gwyn Auger
Joe Cole
James Mollenkamp
Glenn West
Jozsef Kovacs
Cameron Francis
Andy Choy
Hermit Crab Halftone shell and queen of spades


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