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The Two Goblets

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The Two Goblets
The Two Goblets Cover Photo.jpg
AuthorGary Ouellet
PublisherCamirand Academy of Magic
Publication Date1980

The Two Goblets, originally scheduled to be the third installment in the Camirand Academy's Masters of Magic series, Gary Ouellet's two-cup, one-ball routine was instead displaced by his coins-through-table routine, The Silver Passage, and published as Volume 1, #4 (1980).

The routine makes use of two cups (one "chop," one regular) from a standard three-cup combo set (in defense of the combo set, as opposed to three regular cups, Ouellet states, "... to use the old cups is to perform by gaslight when electricity is available").

In addition, the routine was constructed to avoid false transfers and palming, thus eliminating many of the moments of anxiety typically associated with the Cups and Balls.

John Houdi performed The Two Goblets on Swedish television several times in the early 1980s. On the right is a video of one such performance.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction by Guy Camirand
  • Foreword
  • The Two Goblets
  • Effect
  • Properties
  • Set-Up
  • The Routine
    • The Cenotaph Illusion
    • The Cenotaph Placement
    • Part One: The Liquescent Ball
      • The First Penetration
      • The Tip-Off Move
      • The Second Penetration
      • The Put-Down Move
      • The Third Penetration
      • The Flying Ball
    • Part Two: The Teleporting Ball
      • The Shameful Lapping
      • The Throwback Technique
      • The Ethereal Ball
      • The Quicksand Move
      • The Hermetic Ball
      • The Whoops Move
  • The Last Word


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