Between the Spring of 1983 and the Spring of 2006 William Miesel and Ed Eckl collected some of the most amazing and astonishing magic secrets ever and printed them in the Precursor. Don’t miss out on this Conjuring Arts Research Center exclusive as the Precursor is offered for the first time in PDF format.

Intended from conception to be the heir of the venerable Ibidem, Miesel coaxed the most creative minds in magic to part with cherished secrets which he re-wrote and used to filled the pages of Precursor.

Miesel cleverly would accept concepts and problems along with fully fleshed out routines, and by opening up the pages of Precursor to unfinished thoughts his journal became the birthplace for a lot of important material.  

Issue 86 was devoted to Gambling Demonstrations, all of which were contributed by Tony Econ.  Some demonstrations include:

“The Supreme Card Sharp.”  This demonstration includes Second Dealing, Bottom Dealing, Ace Cutting and stacking, all without the necessity of sleight-of-hand.

“Any Player – Any Hand.”

“New Deck Triumph Stock”

“Winning Hand Poker.”