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The Hermit Magazine - Vol. 2, No.5
  • The Hermit Magazine - Vol. 2, No.5

    Volume 2, No. 5: May 2023, 51 pgs.


    The latest issue of The Hermit Magazine is an embarrassment of riches with a loose spelling theme. A healthy mix of card, coin, and mental magic.



    Surprise Overture / Chiam Yu Sheng

    Phil Goldstein's Overture is given a four-of-a-kind kicker ending.

    Tap Triple Wild Coin / Scott Baird

    David Roth's Stand-up Wild Coin is combined with some bits of business with a pen, and at the end, the coins all change into a third denomination!

    Impromptu Speller / Kyle Leon

    Kyle's handling of an impromptu spelling location. Kyle has added some nice touches to a simple spelling location, making the method harder to backtrack.


    Spelling to the Aces  / Corey Harris

    As the title says! Spell to the aces after you shuffle the deck. End with a royal flush.


    Handy Speller / Andy Choy

    A wonderful mnemonic method for determining how many letters a card spells with.


    ACAIN / Michael Pilkey

    Any Card at its Name. A card is selected and returned, and then the magician hands the deck over to the spectator. Only then do they name their card out loud, and immediately they can spell right to it.


    Sandwich to Stack / Chris Bruce

    A quick sandwich routine that allows you to end in a stacked deck order.


    Very First Impression / Patrik Kuffs

    A cut and restored card effect, with a mental twist as the card appears to be cut before it's been thought of or named aloud.


    Choice and Chance / John Carey

    A spelling effect that ends with a four-of-a-kind production.


    The Automatic Bottom Palm / Biz

    In Biz's new monthly Sleight Corner, he teaches his automatic bottom palm, disguised in the actions of a swing cut.


    Splell / Scott Baird

    Get into Si Stebbins Stack from new deck order by performing an easily customizable spelling trick with a tongue-in-cheek presentation.



    Branding and Magic / Scott Baird

    Inevitable Reinvention / Scott Baird


    The Hermit's seventeenth issue shipped to all subscribers on May 4, 2023.

    • File Format

      51 pg. PDF download 

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