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Clarvis How to make a booke, wherein you shall shew everie leafe therein to be white, black, blew, red, yellow, greene, &c. blow book, changes six times, with place where one can buy it, mentions of Pliney the Elder, Saint Albertus Magnus, John Baptista Neapolitan, Thomas Lupton The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 195
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Hypnose card chosen and inserted anywhere in a book, card and page number predicted, alternative method with forcing book by Conradi Der moderne Kartenkünstler 53
Unknown "Try-Your-Lung Power" blowing books over, puzzle The Modern Conjurer 305
J. Nevil Maskelyne, Professor Hoffmann The Great Dictionary Trick word appears on arm Later Magic 490
Unknown The Great Book Mystery spectator choses page and word, some calculations are done with page number and word position, then performer finds word Later Magic 598
J. Holt Schooling Number & Word Divination after some calculation Later Magic 600
Charles T. Jordan Telepathic Foresight chosen ad from magazine predicted The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 37
Tom Sellers The Book Test word index Tricks That Work 17
Oswald Rae A Novel Book Test page selected and line chosen by the aid of playing cards, line from page appears on blank card sealed in envelopeAlso published here
  • "A Novel Book Test" in "The Sphinx"
Original Magic 53
Theodore Annemann The One-Man 'Genuine' Magazine Test three magazines, fake cover ploy The Book Without A Name 46
Theodore Annemann A Rule of the Thumb book / magazine test SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 8
Theodore Annemann The Demon-Yogi-Goblin Book Test page determined with cards The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 2) 8
Theodore Annemann A Thought is Fathomed using deck of cards to force page number, Si StebbinsRelated to SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 6
Theodore Annemann Despair of the Devil impromptu, with medium SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 39
Theodore Annemann The Unknown Subject apparently random name in phone book divined, person phoned names cards which are divined The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 47
Theodore Annemann Book Mentalism Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 12
Louis Lam When Were You Born? weirdly selected word is disclosed with alphabet cards Would You Believe It? 18
Unknown Locating a Page and Word by Cards force number with stack Mental Magic with Cards 18
Doc Mifflin Again a Prediction word chosen with deck of cards The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 16) 78
Theodore Annemann Edge Code hidden message on edge of deck as cue sheet The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 103
Theodore Annemann Dice and a Book see page 172 for variation by Frederick F. Clark The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1936) 135
Theodore Annemann The Word on the Page using 14-15 card stack The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 25) 157
Theodore Annemann The Double Ad Test ads selected by spectator, performer divines them The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1936/37) 181
Robert Parrish Magazine Miracle pages glued together You'd be Surprised 14
Robert Parrish Strange Interlude words from magazine and dead name divined, subtle impression device use You'd be Surprised 15
Robert Parrish Telephone Telepathy word chosen with cards You'd be Surprised 9
Robert Parrish Telephone Telepathy Again cards used for word selection, word can be predicted You'd be Surprised 11
U. F. Grant A Book Test forcing word with cards, double facer Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 135
Theodore Annemann Premier Book Test using deck of cards to force page number Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 221
Theodore Annemann Between the Lines using deck of cards to force page number Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 221
Theodore Annemann Fathomed Thought using deck of cards to force page number, Si StebbinsRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 223
Theodore Annemann Between the Lines book test, using deck of cards in Si Stebbins order for word selection The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 32) 207
Eddie Clever The Jaipur Jinnee method for forcing a page, mechanical way of changing position of ribbon between pages The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 33) 211
Theodore Annemann The Oss of Lhasa word predicted, card stack used for force The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1937) 224
Bertram Adams The Krazy Kode word from text selected with role of dice, use of progressive anagramsVariationsAlso published here The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 31) 200
Albert Sidney One Little Word chosen word found via dictionary directions The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 41) 280
John Mulholland The Telephone Book Test Greater Magic 885
Jean Hugard The Dictionary Trick Greater Magic 887
Clayton Rawson Behind That Door! medium in another room divines cards, color, word with various methods The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 322
Orville Wayne Meyer Symmyst The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 54) 383
Theodore Annemann Whim of Tituba page travels into nested signed envelopes, "pegasus page", see also pages 468 & 472 for creditsRelated to The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 67) 463
Oscar Weigle Wrong Number page force by pushing several cards in book at random positions Do That Again! 7
Theodore Annemann 'Number, Please' prediction of a name in a telephone book, the Accessory as a number force The Incorporated Strange Secrets 11
Peter Warlock The Satchel book test with slates The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 414
David P. Abbott Abbott's Book Test The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 58) 422
Kent Arthur Right Number person in book selected, someone phoned who names this nameVariations The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 58) 421
Theodore Annemann Weird Wire medium phoned and tells one out of five designs, selected cards and wordVariations The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 89) 558
Jack Vosburgh Words homonyms principle The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 119) 699
Al Baker Any Telephone Book Test number adding The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 223
Al Baker The Number and Book Test numbers on billets in changing bag The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 224
Sid Lorraine Idea of 40,000 Words dictionary test, whole in bookRelated toVariations The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 131) 751
Otis Manning Another Dictionary Effect The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 145) 813
Jack Vosburgh Monk's Mystery 14-15 stack The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 150) 880
Tom Sellers Word Magic book changes into long paper with word That's Good! 12
Tom Sellers Dictionary Test using cards with page numbers That's Good! 5
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Book Test using playing cards for word selection Miracle Shuffles and Tricks 14
Syl Reilly The Magazine Test clever, luminous paint Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 376
E.E. Hammill Websterian Wizardry prediction of a chosen word from a dictionary The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 41) 168
R. C. Buff The $64.00 Word Taylor's Peek Deck combined with a dictionary book testRelated to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 46) 189
Alvin R. Plough Gaglet calculation and multiple outs The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 36) 148
Bruce Elliott, Theodore Annemann Biblio Thot no force, based on an Annemann Magazine Test The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 34) 139
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Primapara with cards The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 47) 194
James G. Thompson Jr. Life Liberty Or - trick performing for friendsRelated to The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 57) 234
Lu Brent Bill to Magazine - Letter to Bruce Elliott bill travels between two pages of chosen book or magazine The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 64) 262
Paul Curry Out of this Phone Book book, opened freely, line is forced, Franklin V. Taylor's peek deck principle with a bookRelated toAlso published here The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 53) 216
Bruce Elliott The Back Room idea for Curry's "Out of this Phone Book", eliminating the cards and presentation for card frame both by Audley WalshRelated to The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 54) 220
Franklin V. Taylor The Chinese Parrot two selected cards put in book, cards and content of the pages is divinedAlso published here The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 73) 296
L. Vosburgh Lyons, Ronald B. Edwards, Clayton Rawson, Bruce Elliott, Walter B. Gibson Boxed piece of a magazine is put on a string and the ends of the string thread through two holes in a box, a word is selected and when checked on the piece on the string all words are crossed out except the selected oneRelated to The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 81) 328
Sid Fleischman The Trick Without a Name signed page of a Reader's Digest is burned and reappears bound in the magazine, clever My Best 205
R. N. Lee Dictionary Diabolism word from dictionary is written on a card and divined The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 77) 312
Ronald B. Edwards, Clayton Rawson Page Force pages are torn out of a a magazine The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 81) 329
Jack Trepel Telephone Book Trick two versions, second as two person telepathy My Best 211
Theodore Annemann The Test of the Tiber Related to My Best 280
Paul Curry Out Of This Phone Book book, opened freely, line is forced, Franklin V. Taylor's peek deck principle with a bookRelated toAlso published here Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 20
Mel Stover Days of Force calendar number forceRelated toVariations The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 77) 313
John Hamilton Hamilton's Hoax! four cards are thrown into a book on different places, performer names page number and cards, svengali book The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 93) 378
John Giordmaine The Stamp Album magic coloring book with stamps Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 51
Dell O'Dell Dell O'Dell Stamp Album Presentation presentation for the magic coloring book Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 54
John Booth John Booth's Album of Stars photographs vanish from envelope to appear in album and picture frame Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 55
Richard Himber Transcendental Book Test using mathematical addition force Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 192
Franklin V. Taylor, Joseph Dunninger Black Magic with playing cards and slit in book The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 116) 465
Billy McComb William's Hot Book flames from a bookRelated to The First Book of William 32
Ronald B. Edwards Strong Man Stunt apparently tearing a phone book in two, then holding two books The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 135) 544
Frederick Mosteller Ambiguous numbers are selected by throwing dice The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 117) 470
Stuart P. Cramer Mortmain book test, word is written by a puppet hand, which moves on its own, threadAlso published here The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 119) 477
Greer Marechal Jr. 500 Ltd. three digits are named to form a number, ruse to break it down to four possibilitiesAlso published here The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 121) 485
George Armstrong Miracle - Impromptu Book Test with borrowed book and borrowed deck of playing cards The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 130) 522
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Dictionary Test people write numbers on cards und seal them in envelopes, word appears on signed card locked in a frame Gems of Mental Magic 49
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Gaze Into My Eyes luminous paint Gems of Mental Magic 71
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley The Great Book Test electrical method Gems of Mental Magic 83
James Auer The N. E. Book Test page force by calculating cross total Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1947) 21
Unknown The Spirit-Slates and Magazine Test for closeup work The Fine Art of Magic 218
Cy Endfield Astounding! with Brema Tube, for prediction The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 146) 585
Harvey P. Graham Inside Job forcing a page by putting a magazine in a paper bag and stabbing a knife somewhere in it The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 149) 600
Unknown Do-As-I-Do Telephone Test forcing a number with cards The Fine Art of Magic 209
Franklin V. Taylor Looped telephone book test, where card is put in book to chose page, method that extra card does not fall out The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 153) 613
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. Book Test page selected with rough-smooth deck Rough & Smooth Possibilities 10
C. L. Boarde 50-50 or 9 Out of 10 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 162) 650
Dai Vernon Magazine Test Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 5 154
Frank Kelly Magazine and Picture Test combination Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 5 159
Edward Clinkscale, Franklin V. Taylor Djinn's Journal divination of selected word The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 176) 705
Dr. Stanley Jaks Pinned ripped page from magazine is pinned, word is divined, see p. 762 for ideas by Al BakerRelated toAlso published here The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 185) 739
George B. Anderson "Do As I Do" Book Test two books, performer and spectator select the same word, gimmicked It Must Be Mindreading 37
George B. Anderson The "No-Hands" Book Test numbers are added, first three digits get a word in a book, last three digits get the same word in another It Must Be Mindreading 38
Robert Lund Grub Street Telepathy with thesaurus books The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 179) 716
Howard A. Adams A Penny For Your Thoughts! performer is blindfolded divines date of a coin and two selected words from a dictionary The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 184) 735
Jack Yeager The Book Test X chosen card to determine chapter and word of a book, word and card are divined Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 21
Franklin V. Taylor Reader's Digest idea for Annemann's magazine test The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 211) 842
U. F. Grant Grant's Secret The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 216) 863
John Hamilton Loaded prediction of a word in a book The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 201) 804
U. F. Grant, Bob Somerfeld Impromptome with borrowed business card as a bookmarkInspired by Mind Reader's Digest 7
Fred Peterson Puzzle of the Pages word isa selected with the aid of a business card, that has a hole punched through to read one word, card is moved on page and stoppedVariations The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 221) 882
Dr. Stanley Jaks You Cross As I Cross spectator and performer make a cross on a page in a book with the same title, it's the same pageAlso published here The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 245) 979
Herb Runge Go! closing trick, spectator choses word "go" from a book and performer does just that The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 255) 1020
Ronald B. Edwards Ron's Ramblings idea for magazine test The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 279) 1116
Aage Darling Instanto Book Test book test, several books first word is divined I'll Read Your Mind 7
Milbourne Christopher Magazine Test with playing card to select pageVariations More One Man Mental Magic 3
Howard A. Adams Paged with any book, mathemtical The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 305) 19
Sydney Bergson Thought Anticipation Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 203
Al Koran A Word in Thousands carbon paper Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 247
Cy Endfield The Famous Magazine Test Coin and Card Page Number Force, performed by Dr. Stanley Jaks Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic - Part I 46
Gene Grant Phantini's Magazine Miracle prediction, page selected with a card pushed in the magazineRelated to Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 12
Gene Grant Psychic Phone Book Test prediction of a selected name Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 11
Jack Yates Operator Calling cards with names and telephone numbers, medium divines several numbers Minds in Duplicate 21
Theodore Annemann The Perfect Book Test medium divines chosen word from a book Annemann's "No Code" Telepathy 8
Greer Marechal Jr. 500 LTD. three digits are named to form a number, ruse to break it down to four possibilitiesAlso published here The Best in Magic 196
Franklin V. Taylor The Chinese Parrot two selected cards put in book, cards and content of the pages is divinedAlso published here The Best in Magic 216
Stuart P. Cramer Mortmain book test, word is written by a puppet hand, which moves on its own, threadAlso published here The Best in Magic 218
Don Tanner Timely Magic idea for the stamp blow book The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 344) 201
Dr. Spencer Thornton I'll Read Your Mind several magazines Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 13
Tony Corinda (11) My Word! spectator writes three numbers for a page, line and position, word in book is predicted Predictions 115
Dr. Spencer Thornton Other Thorntonism Ideas for a serial number divination, switching playing cards and appearance of a message Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 2
Dr. Spencer Thornton The Exchange Tray Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 27
Tony Corinda, Al Baker The Application of the Mnemonic Number Code (1) for mental arithmetic
(2) for coding at the phone (Al Baker)
(3) two person act, arithmetic
(4) Corinda's "Fourteenth Book Test", coding with medium
Related to Mnemonics and Mental Systems 78
Dr. Spencer Thornton Thornton's Impossible Book Test book test, with playing card to chose the page Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 4
Dr. Spencer Thornton Putting Your One Way Forcing Deck to Use - Simultaneous Discovery-Book Test Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 27
Tony Corinda A Classic Swindle - Magazine Test several magazines, same cover Book Tests 206
Tony Corinda Zarkamorta II - The Ceremony of Reincarnation page is torn from a magazine and a word selected by randomly sticking a pin in that page, the page is burnt and reappears back in the book, with a hole in the chosen word and burnt edges Book Tests 201
Eddie Clever, Tom Sellers (c) The Magazine Test marking the page with an X More Miracles in Mentalism 25
Tony Corinda Tele-Directory Test with assistand Book Tests 213
Tony Corinda (7) The Third Man two telephone books, with medium Two Person Telepathy 268
Tony Corinda Impromptu Book Test Simplified serial number of a bill will define page number, line and word Book Tests 208
Tony Corinda A Lesson in Mentalism total of six dice leads to a card, value is used for page number, line and word Book Tests 209
Tony Corinda Novel Revelation of a Selected Word page is set on fire, everything burns down except a circle with the selected word Book Tests 212
Vivian St. John The Clip Book word from a book is found in a dictionary, muscle reading presentation Book Tests 218
Tony Corinda The Missing Link book on the table, bowl with billets, one is selected and is found to be a corner the missing corner of the book Book Tests 219
Tony Corinda Page Force same as David Hoy'sRelated to Book Tests 205
Tony Corinda, Theodore Annemann The Crossword Puzzle page marked with big X, word in center memorized and page tornRelated to Book Tests 211
Tony Corinda, Robert Harbin Ultra-Modern Mentalism prediction of a word, with tape recorder and assistantRelated to Book Tests 215
Tony Corinda Summary of Book Tests general comments Book Tests 220
Dr. Spencer Thornton Alphabetical Perception one of several books is selected and a word remembered, performer divines the word with ABC cards More Miracles in Mentalism 11
Ali Bongo Magazine Test prediction, with riffle page force Magic of the Mind 31
Eric Grause A Telephone Directory Test two methods Magic of the Mind 34
Harry Stanley Unique Book Test flap index Magic of the Mind 30
Ted Danson Danson's Book Test word index on blackbaord Magic of the Mind 33
Dr. Stanley Jaks Ein unerklärliches Hellsehen ripped page from magazine is pinned, word is divinedAlso published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 44
Dr. Stanley Jaks Tituba multiphase magazine test with Pegasus Page climaxAlso published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 108
Dr. Stanley Jaks Sie machen das, was ich auch machen werde spectator and performer make a cross on a page in a book with the same title, it's the same pageAlso published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 38
Orville Wayne Meyer Mental Cocktail book test with bartender's guide, thought drinks are served Still More Miracles in Mentalism 55
Alan Milan Publicity Dictionary Test gaffed book, as a prediction in a newspaper Still More Miracles in Mentalism 67
Fred G. Taylor Book Test with playing cards The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 357) 255
Dr. Stanley Jaks Der improvisierte Mentaltrick book test with any book, card to define page numberAlso published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 127
Max Malini Book Test riffle force with book Malini and His Magic 75
David Hoy The Bold Book Test impromptuVariations The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust 21
David Hoy Page Force two books, miscallRelated to The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust 22
David Hoy Pocket Book Miracle three books, gaffed The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust 23
Edward Marlo Another Effect is the Following as a number force or book testInspired by Faro Controlled Miracles 19
Don Nielson W.O.W. secret list written "white on white" with empty typewriter The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 1) 2
North Bigbee Bookeroo using white carbon paper, see p. 430 for comments by Eddie Clever The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 399) 425
Karl Fulves Little Albert any word from any book, written in red on business card, then named word in blue on other business card, they matchInspired byRelated to
  • p. 76 for title explanation
Variations
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 1) 63
Ned Rutledge Payola name from telephone book prediction, box with numbers to select name Between Two Minds 49
Al Koran Book Test no additional props, just four books, nice Al Koran's Professional Presentations 37
Karl Fulves An Approach To Reading using number cardsVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 9) 191
James Porter, Karl Fulves Little Albert Slate Variation Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 12) 213
Burling Hull Black Book three-digit number chosen, first word on this page divined, p. 241 for further reference The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4, No. 2) 231
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Book Tests several strategies, including duplicate books, force books, book opening itself on chosen page, as memory feat The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 3rd Folio) 301
E. Leslie May Thoughts From Thin Air alphabet cards produced from air that spell out chosen word HEX! 52
Leon Maguire Book Test inserted business card forces a page, slot in pages, see p. 265 for further reference The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4, No. 8) 263
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Change Bag to force Page Number The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 3rd Folio) 302
Sam Schwartz Telephone Number Prediction Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 357
Karl Fulves An Approach to Reading using number cardsInspired by Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 78
Martin Gardner King James Version book test using two dice and unfaked King James bible, two presentations, see also p. 648 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 10) 643
Karl Fulves Grimoire "Problem", selected page from book audibly tears itself and rises, posed as problem The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 1) 820
Dai Vernon Magazine Test - Vernon Way of determining which page spectator opened a magazine / book, gimmicked Magic With Faucett Ross 152
John Bragoli Collected Thoughts with medium, one spectator remembers a word and another a card, very clever Pabular (Vol. 2, No. 4) 194
Faucett Ross Books and Slates Freely chosen word from a book appears on slate Magic With Faucett Ross 108
Harry Lorayne Rim Shots Feature giving away how Rim Shots is gaffed Afterthoughts 7
Alan Shaxon Television Mindreading with tv programs, all corners are torn from a magazine, two selected and numbers added to receive a number Practical Sorcery 20
John Bragoli Mental Jigsaw a page from a book is torn in pieces, those pieces put in envelopes and shuffled, the perform describes the pieces Pabular (Vol. 2, No. 6) 222
Karl Fulves Workshop (3) two books, one with blank pages, named page transposes from regular book with blank page in other book, posed as a problemRelated to Interlocutor (Issue 13) 49
Alan Shaxon The Great Directory Test Practical Sorcery 26
Karl Fulves (5) Electronic Book Test on back of book a display shows which page is open, electronics, no details given Interlocutor (Issue 6) 21
Karl Fulves Book Tests Doomed on reading and spelling ability of population, with anecdote Interlocutor (Issue 11) 42
Philip T. Goldstein Para-Sight magazines brought from spectators Para-Sight 1
Paul Harris, Patrick Snowden The Library Card Signed card transposes with page from a paperback book SuperMagic 9
Orville Wayne Meyer Page Peek Of Words and Wizards 4
Al Mann Forcing the Word from a book Of Words and Wizards 15
Al Mann Forcing Three Words from a book Of Words and Wizards 16
Barrie Richardson One In A Million miscall and paper clip force Pabular (Vol. 4, No. 4) 498
Gaetan Bloom Prestidigitational Prediction card is put in a book, card predicted and words on the page divined Pabular (Vol. 3, No. 9) 397
Al Mann Thoughts Amock Book Test three books, three words are predicted The Photon Shield 14
Al Mann Enchantment - A most Fabulous Book Test three books and three envelopes are passed out to three spectators, each one choses a word which was already predicted in the envelope Classified 9
Al Mann The Master of the Word with two words from two books, prediction Of Words and Wizards 4
Al Mann The Adonis Book Test book test, with sensitiv fingertips presentation Of Words and Wizards 7
Al Mann Adonis, Aphrodite and Zeus with three books Of Words and Wizards 8
Al Mann, Joseph Dunninger The Ghost of the Unborn two envelopes, spectator can chose one and a word from a book, word is predicted in envelope, in other envelope is prediction which envelope will be chosen Of Words and Wizards 1
Al Mann Fifth Row Center Aisle divination of a word and prediction of position on page, several books Of Words and Wizards 9
Al Mann The Shades of Thought freely chosen chapter is predicted Of Words and Wizards 11
Al Mann The Uninvited three books, unknown person is called which names the chosen words Of Words and Wizards 13
Al Mann At the Blackboard prediction of three chosen words from three books Of Words and Wizards 16
Al Mann The Chain of Thought three words are divined from three books Of Words and Wizards 17
Al Mann 50'000 Words Inspired by Of Words and Wizards 20
Al Mann Small Worlds dictionary book test, page is selected with number cards Of Words and Wizards 21
Al Mann The Book Mark two books with bookmarks, spectator chose a word and find that bookmarks are envelopes with predictions of the chosen words Of Words and Wizards 18
Al Mann The Locked Book with locked book Of Words and Wizards 22
Al Mann The Books in the Locked Chest three books Of Words and Wizards 23
Karl Fulves Force Books on "Aftermath" and "Mother Good" (Martin Gardner) Interlocutor (Issue 21) 81
Karl Fulves Nielsen-Fulves Book Test Controversy using a stooge in a book test, gag examples Interlocutor (Issue 23) 89
Al Mann, Jerry Fulton Book-Tear paper back book is torn until one page remains, page is divined or predicted, improvements by Jerry Fulton Magic Castle Lecture 5
Rovi Book Choice any book, card force Pabular (Vol. 5, No. 6) 691
Al Mann The Chain of Thoughts three books and three spectators, "Impact"-Method Magic Castle Lecture 9
Al Mann The Gold-Bug Predictions three spectators, three books and three slates, book test with the method of proability and a sure fire out, "Impact"-Method Magic Castle Lecture 10
Bob Hummer Hummer's Magazine Test with playing cards (1944) Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 23
George B. Anderson The Pendulum and the Ouija Board book test, word is divined with pendulum and ouija board The Magic Pendulum 11
Bob Hummer Hummer's Bible Trick bible book test, prediction of word, with playing cards (1944)Variations Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 22
Gene Grant Into the 4th Dimension spectator's credit card is sealed in an envelope and put in a book, then it travels in an envelope in an other book Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 50
Unknown Book as Coin Tray Self-Working Table Magic 9
Amazing Randi The Hydrick Effect "Curiosities"
phone book page flips over by itself
The Chronicles (Issue 30) 1359
Philip T. Goldstein Ahoy There! book test featuring a matrix number force Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4, No. 4) 474
Harry Lorayne All Aboard book test featuring a matrix number force Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4, No. 4) 475
Thomas Alan Waters Booka triple prediction, three words from the same book, gaffed Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Cerberus) 54
Karl Fulves Crypto Books thought on book tests and random numbers Origins 27
Karl Fulves The PERFECT Book Test description of conditions Origins 29
Karl Fulves True Test Conditions progressive anagrams applied to book testInspired byVariations Origins 30
Al Mann Cistella page and word of a book are selected, prediction is in a locked box, same book with a card at the same page, written on it is the chosen wordRelated to Phanta-Graphs 1
Al Mann Castle Catch spectator writes a number on a card and shows it to another spectator, who opens a book on that page and remembers the first word Phanta-Graphs 3
Al Mann Invisible Door gaffed book, for using a nail writer Phanta-Graphs 8
Al Mann A Friend Indeed two selected words from a book are predicted in an envelope, carbon paper Phanta-Graphs 9
Gene Grant The Book That Wasn't three words from a book are divined and predicted, pages selected by pushing card into the book Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 47
Basil Horwitz The Challenge Book Test spectator takes any book and choses any word, which he writes on a blank card, word is divinedRelated to The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz 9
Al Mann The Want Ad Mystery word from a want ad section is selected and divined Six Columns 18
Al Mann The Longest Word how to make fake want ad sections for thought divination Six Columns 19
Thomas Alan Waters Shelfish book switch in shelfRelated to
  • J. F. Orrin in "Magic Wand" No. 195. 1942. P.145.
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 288
Thomas Alan Waters Pointalism a knife is stabbed in tarot book and one in a tarot deck, page describes card Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 274
Al Mann The Unseen Specter impression device book, carbon Cero-Mentics 10
Peter Warlock Knife Force with Book Related to
  • Peter Warlock in "Pentragram" 1946, P.2.
  • C. L. Boarde's "Ex-Spear-Ience" in "Mainly Mental: Vol. Two"
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 275
Thomas Alan Waters Tarotate a knife is stabbed in tarot book and suspended by two fingers of two spectators, tarot deck is dealt and on some point the book and knife turn, the deal is stopped and the card matches the tarot card described in the book Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 277
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Eye Reading word is divined letter by letter, based on a U.F. Grant idea A Boon for All Seasons 33
H. Penn A Novel Booktest Rubik's cube with numbers used to select page number The Magic of the Cube 25
Al Mann A Word in Orbit word is named by spectator, same word is marked in other book, forcing book The Knight's Gambit 4
Al Mann Gifts Most Rare three spectator get an envelope, they select a word from a book each and the words match with prediction in envelopes, several methods The Knight's Gambit 8
Al Mann The Book from Sumer word from a book is noted and billet burnt, performer opens book at the page and ashes are rubbed on page, chosen word appears Cero-Mentics 14
Al Mann Psychic Grammar several people think of a word in a book, and performer divines them by writing a sentence where all are included, forcing book Of Gifts and Talents 15
Unknown To Tear a Telephone Directory in Half No. 62 101 Psychic Tests 16
Bob Farmer Jadoo telephone book test with specially composed telephone directory Epoptica (Issue 3) 170
Thomas Alan Waters Riffle No. 1 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 1: The Book Test) 353
Thomas Alan Waters Riffle No. 2 (Impromptu) playing card is put in book by spectator, words are predicted Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 1: The Book Test) 359
Thomas Alan Waters Riffledex selected word from a book is predicted in envelope, spectator can change his mind Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 1: The Book Test) 362
Thomas Alan Waters, Richard Himber Peekquivalent spectator hold envelope with prediction, synonyms Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 1: The Book Test) 367
Thomas Alan Waters Final Notes general notes on book tests Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 1: The Book Test) 378
Thomas Alan Waters, James G. Thompson Jr. Jato word from book is predicted in envelopeInspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 1: The Book Test) 370
Thomas Alan Waters, Tony Corinda, Tom Sellers Dubbook x is marked somewhere in the book, then a page is torn and again a x drawn on it, two words are divined, one by telepathy and one by clairvoyanceInspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 1: The Book Test) 373
Thomas Alan Waters Miscellanea book test ideasRelated to Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 1: The Book Test) 376
Thomas Alan Waters SideSidAl combination of Lorraine's and Baker's book testsRelated to Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 1: The Book Test) 376
Al Mann The Medium's 3-Book Test No. 4, three selected cards put in three books, name of card, book and first sentence of pages are divined 101 Psychic Tests 2
Unknown The Test of the Words No. 89, three words from box are selected and written down on pieces of cards, shiner on book 101 Psychic Tests 25
Unknown The Second Hand Miracle No. 92, performer names selected book and chosen word 101 Psychic Tests 26
Al Mann Transcendental Phone Test person on telephone and a spectator select a number, numbers are added and total is used to select a sentence in a book, all is divined Phantom Voices 1
Al Mann Wizard's Walk telephone book test over the phone, mathematical principleRelated to
  • "Arithmetical Whoopee" in Royal Vale Heath's "Math-E-Magic", 1953
Phantom Voices 8
Stewart James A Class By Itself off-beat prediction by lexicon deck, which was also used to determin page numberRelated to Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 330
Cushing Strout On Book Tests and Tarot Decks using tarot cards to force spot in book Epoptica (Issue 6) 390
Barrie Richardson Pocket Dictionary Book-Tests three people/words Pabular (Vol. 8, No. 4) 1205
Al Mann Giant Thoughts dictionary book test with the number force from "Transcendental Phone Test" Phantom Voices 4
Al Mann, Prince Thebb The Way of the Warlock dictionary book test over the phone Phantom Voices 11
Al Mann Random House Mystery dictionary book test over the phone, word from a sentence is selected and looked at in the dictionary, fishing Phantom Voices 15
Joseph Dunninger Thought Vibration medium finds chosen word in book Publicity Secrets 10
Joseph Dunninger The Single Handed Method without assistant Publicity Secrets 11
Thomas Alan Waters Sellerbrity off-beat prediction, word from puzzle book is selectedInspired by
  • Tom Seller's "New Age Book Test" 1933
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mynd) 562
Thomas Alan Waters Tranceplant hallucination theme, spectator writes word on a slate, word is selected from a book and it matches word on slate but spectator complains, that this is not the word he wrote down, both words are found on a prediction Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk) 625
Basil Horwitz Challenge Double Prediction Effect word from a book and a chosen card are predicted on two cards, window envelope The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 2 41
Dr. Stanley Jaks, Syl Reilly Brain Echo book test with several peopleRelated to The Incredible Dr. Stanley Jaks 5
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Challenge! using Richard Himber's Thousand Dollar Challenge Book Test The Incredible Dr. Stanley Jaks 6
Gay Ljungberg Murder Game murder story, spectator choose waepon and murderer, prediction written in a book at the end of a detective story Pabular (Vol. 8, No. 10) 1288
Thomas Alan Waters Pyrotica with three booksRelated to Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 711
Thomas Alan Waters Glimpression page is torn from book and a word circled, word is divinedInspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Fynys) 725
Thomas Alan Waters Zodiaccount approach to a book test, two persons, opened page by adding numbers is a compatibility reading for spectator's two star signs Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Fynys) 737
Thomas Alan Waters, Stanley Collins Kineslate gag divination, won turns into one on a slate Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Fynys) 748
Thomas Alan Waters Pagency word is selected from a book and named to the performer, he names correct position in dictionaryRelated to Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Fynys) 741
Unknown 1089 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 25
Richard Osterlind Natural and Bold Book Test The Surrounded Slow-Motion Center Tear 24
Gaetan Bloom Prestidigitational Prediction Freely selected card tossed into book, performer divines first few words of the page, then reveals prediction matches selected card Gaetan Bloom 86 11
John Carney Torn & Restored Telephone Book only one page, torn from telephone book Notebook 6
Steve Beam No Jacket Required book test, gag, upside-down book The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 17) 292
Juan Tamariz The Slates magazine test with slatesVariations The Magic Way 69
Karl Fulves Unsolved Problems person from phone book chosen, that instant the phone rings an it is this person, posed as problem Interlocutor (Issue 48) 202
Karl Fulves The Two-Phone Trick two phone books, two spectators chose a name, they live on the same street, posed as problem Interlocutor (Issue 52) 261
Robert Lund Letters joke divination with Tulsa telephone directory Interlocutor (Issue 52) 263
Juan Tamariz, Topper Martin, Al Baker A Mental Effect as an Example The Five Points in Magic 40
Stephen Tucker Upper Right impromptu Pabular (Vol. 8, No. 12) 2002
Stephen Tucker Class Reunion Inspired by Pabular (Vol. 8, No. 11) 1995
Philip T. Goldstein Monaural spectator thinks of name in address book, divined Fifth 14
Harry Lorayne In My Book page number in book is remembered by spectator, chosen card vanishes and reappears in book at chosen page number Trend Setters 158
Steve Beam Built-In Book Test Inspired by
  • Alan Milan's Book Test in Bob Nelson's "Comedy Mentalism, Volume II"
The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 33) 586
Ian Baxter Fun with Bruce's Book strange thing Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14, No. 5) 1930
Stephen Tucker The Bottom Line impromptu, Dictionary Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14, No. 4) 1916
Philip T. Goldstein O, Wonder anagram prediction Square One 49
Philip T. Goldstein Numbers selected number cards added up Thavant 15
John Riggs The Open Book Test triple prediction, word, card and picture from a magazine, Mental Epic, comedy presentation The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 45) 802
Karl Fulves AKA card selected, then pages in a dictionary are selected with card values, words are encircled on the pages and with those the performer divines the selection Deceptive Practices 30
Alexander de Cova 3. Der Buchtest using alphabet cards Ein Profi packt aus... 88
Peter Warlock Your Fate in a Teacup color, card and word from book predicted on three billets, reprinted from Pentagram Vol. 1 No. 1, 1946 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1, No. 1) 1
Unknown The Rising Cards from Book hole through book Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 8 94
William Goodwin, Philip T. Goldstein Propelled Penetration Plus signed card penetrates booklet several times, then appears inside its pages, extension of Goldstein's "Propelled Penetration" (Shattershot) Notes from the Batcave 3
Thomas Alan Waters Hellaphone spectator choses a number on a telephone, name is divined, not real phone numbers, first published in "New Invocation" No. 31, 1986 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Magazine Miscellanea) 441
Thomas Alan Waters Albertest prediction of a word is written and signed by performer and finally put in the book, first published in "New Invocation" No. 54, 1989Inspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Magazine Miscellanea) 443
Unknown The Magazine Trick More Greater Magic 1236
Alex Elmsley Verbum Sapienti dictionary booktest with multiple spectators The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 53
Philip T. Goldstein Zodiagnostic word thought of from small zodiac booklet Thabbatical 52
Paul Harris Lysdexia word moves in a sentence... The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue New Stuff) 23
Paul Harris, Eric Mead Skin Job one layer of a business card penetrates book to chosen page The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue New Stuff) 61
Paul Harris, Milton Kort Moms Come and Go but a Rolex is Forever "A Revised Milt Kort Classic", 3 1/2 gag with a book page instead of cards The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Issue Secrets of the Astonishing Executive) 277
Jerry K. Hartman Word Wise mathematical force included Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19, No. 1) 2598
Basil Horwitz Challenge Incredible Memory pseudo memory book test, every first word from any book apparently memorized, with number cards The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 4 61
Steve Beam The Checkout check book, svengali book, as a gag for card to wallet The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 68) 1413
Pit Hartling Painting The Town Red performer predicts name of a town chosen from the map's toc. The Book 33
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Han number, city and word is selected and all predicted on a parcel encoded in the sender's address, clear forcing bagRelated toAlso published here Anam Clara 21
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Ni Perro Ni Gatto poetry book, number, name and events are selected, written dedication found in the book for chosen event Anam Clara 38
Joshua Jay Book Test Bonanza Deck of cards is interlaced in pages of a book. Spectators flip to random pages, magician can divine card or divine first few sentences of page Magic Atlas 155
Karl Fulves The Good Book four jacks sticking out of book, numbers called an added, one of the jacks suddenly is at this page number Lost Vampire Secrets 209
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Han number, city and word is selected and all predicted on a parcel encoded in the sender's address, clear forcing bagAlso published here Anam Cara 13
Philip T. Goldstein Zodiagnostic word thought of from small zodiac booklet OCMC Notes 7
Paul Curry Out of This Phone Book book, opened freely, line is forced, Franklin V. Taylor's peek deck principle with a book, first peek book in literatureAlso published here Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 153
David Regal The New Yorker Magazine Test Constant Fooling 2 75
David Regal My Black Book prediction Constant Fooling 2 119
Christoph Borer Die fehlende Seite three books, from two words are divined, the third spectator writes his chosen page number on a piece of paper which is burnt and eventually a burnt hole is found in his book at the chosen pageAlso published here Anam Cara auf Zirkeltour 2002 26
Leon Maguire Leon Maguire Magazine Test The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 597
Christoph Borer Der Zauberfreund number, city and word is selected and all predicted on a parcel encoded in the sender's address, clear forcing bagAlso published here Bisingen 03 6
Al Baker With any Telephone Book Test The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 595
David Ben Zip Mindreading book test presentation: computer predicts words Tricks 98
Alain Nu Two Person Book Test Tricks 98
Al Baker Dictionary Trick postcard gimmick The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 549
Al Baker Dictionary and Postal Card forcing card in dictionary The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 709
Luke Jermay Blind Sentence seeing with the fingertips, reading from a book Building Blocks 111
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