This should not be called "The Diminishing Lift Sequence." This was a mistake of mine in writing the Dingle book that has continued to cause confusion through the years.
"The Diminishing Lift Sequence" was, I believe, first published by Ed Marlo in Ibidem. It involves having a small group of cards that is faced, in other words, three cards face down with three cards face up beneath them. Then there is at least one more face-down card beneath that. Here you turn over the entire faced block and then deal a card off. Turn over the block and deal another card off. This is the Diminishing Lift Sequence.
The item I mislabeled in the Dingle book, is Larry Jennings' adaption of another Marlo item from Future Classic. Here there is NO faced packet: you are simply doing a multiple turnover and the number of cards diminishes each time since you deal one off after the turnover. The Jennings improvement is to continue to hold the dealt-off cards in the right hand, in close proximity to the rest of the packet, thus, in my opinion, increasing the "all alike" illusion.