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JanForster
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Tank you, Joe; and the nice thing about it: try it, it really works and is simple. It only takes some time to set up the stack. Jan
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I had two stacks of playing cards memorised at one point. Aronson and another one of my own design. I didn't used the latter too much actually so I've forgotten it... I also have stacks for Tarot cards and other setups.

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On 2011-03-20 14:35, Alexx wrote:
Thanks Jan,

so it´s more "fooling other magicians"?
I´m amazed of people who can memorize more than one Deck...


The second one is a lot easier I found. Perhaps it is something to do with the brain having gone through the process already, knowing that it can be done, and familiarity with the pegs through use (I use the Peg System).

I did feel that I was very comfortable with my Aronson-stack recall so that a new stack would not "interfere". The main thing as I mention above is the "use it or lose it" factor.
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To the Futurist, or anyone that used a Tarot Deck Stack: I'd love to hear more about Stack(s) with a Tarot Deck, if you'd like to share.
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Well Dennis, my favourite application is the marked/mem deck...

With position marking, i.e. making a numerical mark, there are all sorts of great possibilities. Particularly with the major arcana in the case of the Tarot. If you think of the problem of literally marking "The World", "Devil" or "Star" on the back of a Tarot card, you can see how it would be difficult to scratch or tint something that represented such things in a subtle way. If they have been memorised however, you can mark the stack number on: it is a "pointer" to the information.

Culling cards for any number of impromptu Tarot based effects is easy and quick too with a marked and memorised deck... the mini Rider Waite deck is nice because even I can palm out a few cards before my interlocutor shuffles. I'm not a Tarot reader as such but I like bizarre-magic effects with just a dash of reading as flavour - like tabasco sauce Smile

I have what some might call "canned readings" but I prefer to call "sequences of contiguous cards that tell a little story" in my Tarot stack, so I like to cull these sets of five cards out and, typically, palm them.
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