Anima (Gimmick and Online Instructions) by Fraser Parker


The ANIMA Deck is a utility and principle that allows you to retain a small stack of cards in order, no matter how many times a deck of playing cards is shuffled overhand by either yourself or your participants.

Imagine at the beginning of your set being able to instruct your spectator to take out cards relevant to their life such as their date of birth, PIN number, phone unlock code or any other small string of numerical information. Instruct them to focus on each of these cards in turn to help them better focus on the information. You ask them to return each of these cards back to the deck which is then cut and shuffled overhand as many times as the spectator wishes or until the spectator and everyone else watching is satisfied the cards are truly lost in the deck. Yet, you will always be able to obtain this information at any point in your set, even after performing other effects with multiple spectators further shuffling the deck - in between the spectator unknowingly setting the deck and your subsequent glimpse of this information.

NO threads. NO magnets. NO rough and smooth. NO sticky substances and nothing added to the deck. Everything is self-contained within the ANIMA Deck.

Its ingenious secret does all of the work for you.

This deck allows for a delayed glimpse of information in a kind of real time pre-show that takes place during your close-up set.

You will also be able to use the deck to perform other effects and then whenever you decide to do so, obtain the information that is stored and retained in perfect order by the deck itself.

You will receive 1 ANIMA Deck made up of Bicycle back USPCC standard Poker size cards, as well as an accompanying PDF explaining how to use the deck in performance. You will also learn how to construct your own decks for future use.

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