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I can answer questions on stacked decks, mnemonics and magic squares.

Experience in the area

I have worked with stacked decks for many years, and am an avid reader of Simon Aronson's work in this area.

I have been using mnemonics for over 40 years, often in conjunction with Magic Squares (see below).

I wrote a book on Magic Squares as my "entrance examination" to become a Member of The Magic Circle, and regularly receive and answers emails on this subject.


I am an Associate of The Inner Magic Circle, as well as being a Life Vice-President of the Northamptonshire Magicians' Club.


I have also written a series on stacked deck magic for The Young Magicians' Club magazine, and wrote a full-length action/adventure novel, Ring Of Daggers, that features a magic square created specially for the story.


I left school with 10 O Levels, 3 A Levels and 1 S Level (all with the Oxbridge board of examiners).

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Recent Answers from Mark S. Farrar AIMC

2015-03-31 New Magic Video for You:

Sterling,    Hi!    I was actually able to watch this video, unlike previous ones where YouTube wouldn't let me see them.   :-)    You didn't specifically ask for feedback, but I'll share a few thoughts

2014-07-11 NEW Magic Video for You:

Sterling,    I tried that too.    I saw the video, with the thumbnail image, but when I clicked it, I got the same error message.    I also tried it on my Android phone, and when I clicked play on there

2014-07-09 NEW Magic Video for You:

Sterling,    Hi, and thanks!    However, when I try to view your video, I get an error so it won't play.    Best wishes,        Mark

2013-10-03 Wanted your opinion:

Sterling,    Hi!    I'm afraid you're asking the wrong person here.  :-)    I have little experience with females, in spite of being on my second marriage. (I went to an all-boys boarding school, and never

2012-12-27 Name of this illusion:

Sterling,    I'm sorry you're having problems registering - it's been so long since I joined that I wasn't aware of this policy.    It's apparently to do with keeping out trouble-makers, but unfortunately


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