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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.

The September issue has been delayed, and will be sent with the October issue on the first. I appreciate your patience and apologize for the delay!

Vol. 2, No. 8

August 2023

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




The issue starts out with Darned Pain in the Neck by Paul Gordon, a fun ace-spelling routine that goes wrong all the way until it goes right.


Then, learn Scott Baird's Fabulous Jumping Jokers, which is a different sort of take on a Ken Krenzel mystery card routine from The Collected Almanac.


Kyle Leon shares Predetermined Roll, a predicted card routine that is so fair it uses imaginary dice.


The Unknown Future by John Carey is a direct and to-the-point mystery card routine, originally published in his book Me, My Cards, and I.


Jason Connolly shares an ace-cutting routine with a triumph phase that he calls Aces for Alicja.


Hofzinser Makes Good is a mash-up of a twisting the aces routine and the Hofzinser Ace Problem by Scott Baird.


Chiam Yu Sheng returns to The Hermit, teaching his take on the Biddle Trick, Backfire Biddle;


Brandon Sheffield also has a take on the Biddle Trick that he calls Compressing Biddle.


Jozsef Kovács shares his genius variation of the classic 21 card trick, Faro 21;


James Mollenkamp offers his insight about Changing Method and Uniformity of Action,


Plus learn an easy-to-do palm from Biz in The Sleight Corner!

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That's one year in the books.

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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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