Many years ago I had the wonderful experience of traveling through Egypt from the pyramids at Giza to the Temple at Karnac. One of the highlights of that trip was visiting the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. In this museum you see the treasures of ancient Egypt and the spectular collection rescued from King Tut’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings. If you were to walk through the museum and saw the outer casket of Alan Warner’s Cairo Con you would admire the ancient hand work on the cover and the beautiful inlay work around the base. If you happened to see a sign next to the small casket and it read that this box was one that Queen Nefertiti had kept her most precious jewels in, you no doubt would nod at its beauty as you might many of the ancient treasures in the museum and continue on enjoying every so often your memory of this very special box. The truth is that you do not have to go to Egypt to see this box and not only can you enjoy the beauty of the casket you can find the mystrey of the box. In fact the box holds several msyteries for you and the specators you show this Mini Magic box to. The pieces of the effect are made with the careful hand of the master craftsman Alan Warner. The magic methods are subtle yet compelling. The story that goes with Cairo Con fits the magic perfectly and I am so pleased to have come to own my Cairo Con. If you are looking for something very special be sure you see the box that might have been owned by Nefertiti had she lived in a different era.
I had seen Alan Warner’s collection of Mini-magic on the Internet. When I purchased my first piece it was Mini Mental. I was not surprised at the beauty and workmanship that glowed as I opened the package greatly excited. Handling each component was a pleasure almost as if the pieces were made for my hands. My biggest thrill came after I had practiced a short time and showed the trick to my three children (their spouses) and seven grandchildren. As I revealed the prediction and was correct on each color all of the group’s jaws dropped in consort. I have seldom received this amazing reaction from this, my most critical audience before. Since that performance I have shown the trick at my club and to several other groups, some magicians, and some layman. The reaction to the prediction was always the same. The Mini Mental fooled every one that it was shown to. It was particularly satisfying to have the magicians completely baffled as they stood and admired the unique quality of my first (I hope of many) Alan Warner miracles.
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