Lifestyle | 27 December 2016Magic Fundamentals: The Deck of Cards Share article facebook twitter google pinterest When learning magic, it’s important to start with the basic fundamentals. 101 Magic Tricks shows you everything you need to know about laying a solid foundation for your tricks and effects. To accomplish the effects and sleights involving cards, wit will be important that you understand the basic terminology. Take a look below and familiarize yourself with the parts of a card. The Deck: 1. Ends 2. Sides 3. Top of deck 4. Bottom of deck 5. Face up 6. Face down 7. Index 8. Pip Theory: Playing Card Symbolism There are different theories behind the symbolism in playing cards, but here is one theory worth noting. The four suits—clubs, hearts, spades, and diamonds—represent the four seasons. The thirteen cards in each suit represent the thirteen phases of the lunar cycle. Fifty-two cards in a full deck represent the fifty-two weeks in a year. If you add up all the spots (including a joker) you get 365—the number of days in a year. Buy from an Online Retailer US: UK: Learn 101 simple magic tricks to astonish and amaze! Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. Step right up and try not one, not two, not three, but 101 Magic Tricks! Astonish and amaze everyone you know with easy-to-master tricks and illusions. Learn classic sleight of hand techniques that are simple enough for any apprentice to grasp. Conquer magical ruses that require no special equipment, and are explained with simple step-by-step instructions. Bryan Miles will guide you through astonishing feats such as: – The Foundations of Magic including: The Hand, The Deck of Cards, Mechanic’s Grip and Biddle Grip, Classic Two-Handed Spread, Cutting the Cards – Magic at School or College – Birthday Magic – Restaurant Magic – Office Magic – Magic at the Bar – Street Magic – Holiday Magic – Anytime Magic – Magic for the Stage …And More! Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.