David Berglas (born 30 July ) is a magician and mentalist. His secret technique of locating The effect was first named “The Berglas Effect” by Jon Racherbaumer in his book At The Table. The British Magical Society is the oldest. The big hardcover book that reveals the innermost secrets of the card miracles performed by the legendary David Berglas for 60 years, written by magic’s most. In fact, the creation of the legend was a surprise even to David. He has been performing what is now widely known as The Berglas Effect fox.

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With three cards named, David has more variables to work with. This puts a slight downward bend in the cards. Cards can be quickly culled, palmed and reproduced from his pocket or the card case. He knows the name of the twelfth card from the face of the pack in his set-up so could fan the cards, spot that particular card and quickly cut the pack at that point.

It is literally jazzing with the cards, thinking up spur of the moment effects and methods and implementing them in the best way possible given the circumstances under which he is performing.

The handling appears natural and in the overall scheme of things, the card ends up at the right number and that beglas what matters. You learn to “Jazz” around and become a dynamic performer. Ruling out chance, and taking it as a proper routine, a stunt that may be repeated at will any number of times with consistent success, it not only nerglas logic, but—is at odds with the very purpose of the craft, which is to devise a plot, a scheme by which to deceive the viewer.


Friends Of Richard KaufmanI feel it necessary to explain beerglas meaning of my title. They are so dumb there that they actually think you are me.

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That being said, it isn’t for everyone. That picture is the effect. If the conditions favour it and the audience seem receptiv e to it, then Any Card At Any Number may well make an appearance.

The book is written in a repetitive and occasionally nonlinear manner… and does indeed grind along slowly at points. And if you read the final section on David’s act, and have multiple spectators calling cards and are perhaps using more than one deckthen you see that MOST of the time you can perform The Berglas Effect, or another miracle effect, without ever touching the cards.

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Towards the end of the book, I found myself just skipping sections of the book. This material alone is worth many times berglxs cost of the book to anyone who learns and uses it.

For more intimate presentations, the effect works well one-on-one, or for a small group. Any other method is better: It was Jon Racherbaumer, writing in his book.

David Berglas

Basically telling people their opinions are wrong. When the card shows up at the right number they think it was fourteenth from the top of the pack, not the bottom. Why fefect that be? He has written a substantial number of articles and lecture notes for the magical fraternity, including The David Berglas File No.


I read this book and as I read “The Berglas Effects” and I continued reading the explanation I thought that this is not possible. Mar 6, Messages: The card is selected first, and the stooge calculates the position of the chosen card in the deck. Jul 10, If this were the case, magicians would have an even worse reputation. In this example he knows for sure that he can do something very strong with the second card.

Or, at least they are dissuaded from doing so.

Three years later, Barrie met David again. Initial reviews always suffer from a lack of practical application and the benefit of time in use. I am more interested in this than anything else in the book. My first sign that I might be in bergals began when viewed Mr. The legendary effect appeared but in disguise and before we knew it a card had been named and someone had called out a number.