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Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Der Kobold in der Flasche No. 36, name of chosen card or sum of numbers appears on paper in bottle, chemical Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 103
Unknown Das geheimnisvolle Gemälde No. 2, white cloth in frame lighted from back, it seems transparent, on command an image appears on cloth, chemical Der Amateurzauberer 114
Unknown Glimmbilder herzustellen No. 4, drawings that appear when heated, chemical Der Amateurzauberer 158
Professor Hoffmann My Friend in Thibet card put in a box, two blank cards in envelopes with pencils, on chosen blank card name of selection appears Later Magic 497
Charles T. Jordan Satan's Trance No. 26, four cards removed from thirty-two-card deck and put in envelope, lights out, when lights are back on the names of cards are written on envelopeVariations Thirty Card Mysteries 70
Oswald Rae Pips and Paper paper signed and pinned on board, two selections turn blank and pips are found on paper Between Ourselves 5
Louis Nikola The Telepathogram Magician divines thought of card, and writing appears on paper that divines position of card in the deck The Nikola Card System 54
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
Tom Sellers The Psychic Wish Sellers' Secrets 18
Victor Farelli Effect cards shuffled by spectator, still top card is correctly predicted on previous empty paper, locator card Farelli's Card Magic - Part Two 99
Tom Sellers Mysterious Writing out to lunch Quick Tricks 16
Theodore Annemann Annemann's Psychic Writing appearing writing on paper card answers questionRelated toVariations Mental Bargain Effects 4
Charles T. Jordan The Spectral Seamstress name of person is magically sewn on handkerchief The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 21) 124
Theodore Annemann Psychic Writing Variation appearing writing on paper card answers questionRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 17) 91
U. F. Grant A Spirit Message writing appears on card, double facer Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 137
Arthur Monroe Voodoo hole coin on string is put in box and hidden, light turned out, in glowing light performer is seen to have box again and coin drops off cord, combined with card divination on blank cardRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 32) 208
Louis Lam The Zig-Zag Card Novelty question marks on paper change into name of selected card Watch Me Closely 19
Unknown Revealed by Fire name of selected card appears on card in flash of fire Greater Magic 226
John Mulholland A Spirit Writes name of selection appears on another signed card Greater Magic 291
Sid Lorraine The Magic Blotter answer to question appears on paper Greater Magic 890
Charles Nyquist, Pierre L. O. A. Keeler P. L. O. A. Keeler switch of paper sheets between slates The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39) 376
Franklin M. Chapman It's a Date date of borrowed dime appears on disk Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1, No. 9) 2
Franklin M. Chapman When Your Number turns Up name of deceased person appears on piece of paper, initialed by spectator and sealed in envelope Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1, No. 10) 2
Franklin M. Chapman Kontact! name of chosen card appears on initialed paper, half forcing deck Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1, No. 10) 3
Karl Germain The Germain Gem named dead person appears on billet, pocket writing The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 95) 588
Stewart James Two Fearless Feats - 2. name of selected card appears on tissue paper (via Tarbell's "Phanteario") The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 98) 602
Len Sewell Tribal Try paper wrapped between boards, prediction or something else appears on paper inside The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 111) 663
Allan Howell Merlin the Inscrutable pencil shavings in tissue paper "write" name of selection The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 104) 626
Tom Bowyer "My Card, Sir!" double blank card changes into business card The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 131) 752
Unknown Mystery of the Traveling Numbers four random numbers are added, sum appears on paper Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 1 179
Unknown The Spirit Mathematician called numbers are added up, sum "appears" in envelope Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 1 184
Milbourne Christopher Christopher's "Double Cross" eight paper pieces, four with X on them are burnt, X now on other piecesVariations Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 3 53
Dr. H. Walter Grote Ghost Writings name of selection appears on rolled up paper Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1, No. 9) 37
Orville Wayne Meyer The Green Hand writing appears on initialed paper Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 15
Louis Tannen Spirit Writer name of card appears written on spectator's palm, rubber stamp, see Back Room #96 for additional idea The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 88) 357
Bruce Elliott Silver Walls piece of paper is put between two coins, any number appears on the paperRelated to The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 83) 336
Unknown A Spirit Communication sum of numbers appears on empty cardboard Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 328
Unknown Message on Paper message appears on paper between slates Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 406
C. L. Boarde Vest Pocket Seance seance program with a stack of business cards, coin appears, living and dead test, writing appears The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 110) 441
Billy McComb William's Invisible Paint brush on paper, picture is made without using paint The First Book of William 26
Edward Clinkscale, Eugene Taylor Gambler's Ghost name of selection appear on card fan The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 133) 534
Peter Warlock Pieces of Slate writing appears, version without a flap, chalk can write permanent and nonpermanent The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 134) 537
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
Glendi Glendi's Mental Photography - The Dream Photograph paper to photograph in envelope, comedy presentation Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1947) 27
Greer Marechal Jr. Clipped Psyche writing appears on paper on clipboard, flap The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 148) 593
James G. Thompson Jr. Pocket Seance blank cards, name is divined and message appears The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 150) 601
Unknown Spirit Photography image of chosen card appears on photographic paper in envelope, two methods Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 5 197
Dr. Stanley Jaks, Bruce Elliott Mortell selected card appears on a paper under skull, flash paperAlso published here The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 173) 692
Cy Keller Pip Pix card appears on photo paper The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 211) 844
Don Tanner On a Business Card signed business card in coin envelope with a hole, message appears The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 219) 875
Al Baker The Baker Spirit Photo freely (...) chosen person appears on paper as photograph The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 433
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Four Blacks image of selection appears on black plastic cardInspired byAlso published here Who is this Dr. Jaks? 5
Bob Somerfeld, Ted Messenger That's the Spirit name is predicted and writing appearsInspired by
  • Ted Messenger's "Fourth Dimensional Enterprise" in "Coven"
Mind Reader's Digest 12
George Schindler Six Sided Spirit named geometrical figure appears on paper The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 225) 900
Sam Leo Horowitz X-It! paper torn in eight pieces, performer draws an X on four of them, the marks disappear and appear on the other piecesInspired by The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 233) 930
Don Tanner Ashes to Ashes name written on a billet and burnt, ashes put on a second billet and eventually name appears The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 234) 936
R. M. Jamison The Mystic Card of Fu message appears on a blank card, which names position of selection in deck The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 308) 30
Arthur Hastings Spirit Writings writing appears on one of two blank cardsRelated toVariations The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 335) 150
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
Harry Stanley Spectral Writing paper put in glass of water, message appears Magic of the Mind 106
Howard A. Adams Spirit Star selected ESP symbols appear on blank cardsInspired by The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 357) 257
Dr. Stanley Jaks Die vier schwarzen Karten image of selection appears on black plastic cardAlso published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 20
Dr. Stanley Jaks Jaks Totenkopfexperiment name of card appears on piece of flash paper, with miniature skullAlso published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 42
Dr. Helmut Teumer, Dr. Stanley Jaks Der südamerikanische Kürbistrick message appears on pumpkinAlso published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 98
Harry Lorayne Just (Business) Cards - Spirit Writes name of selection appears on business card Close-up Card Magic 261
Harry Lorayne Flash Printing printing business card Close-up Card Magic 262
Nate Leipzig Cigarette Paper Prediction thought of name appears on a cigarette paper Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 141
Ned Rutledge The Instant Darkroom thought of symbol, number and letter appear on blank cards Between Two Minds 43
Ned Rutledge My Friend, Tonto writing appears on card and selection is found face up in the deckRelated to Between Two Minds 5
William T. Powers, Sam Randlett, Edward Marlo, Dick Jarrow Serios Business imitation of thought-photography of Ted Serios using small projector The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 3) 151
Gerald Kosky The Spirit Writes writing appears on blank and marked card, using mechanical Card Box HEX! 91
John Dowdell Sprite in a Wet Water Glass message appears on paper, in water The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 6) 28
James A. Conley Madam Fifi's Haunted House writing appears on signed paper, feather moves inside toy house The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 8) 37
Burling Hull Slate Trick Master Slate Writing, writing appears on slates, described thanks to Mickey Hades (see p. 460)Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 11) 441
Al Portwood Thought Picture ghost photo à la Ted Serious, index of selection appears, fake camera The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 20) 97
Bob Ellis Ghost Writer as Robert Ellis, history of the Out to Lunch, name of card appears on paper The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 22) 108
Morty Rudnick Funny Force prediction appears on paper, comedy presentation Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 202
Paul Siegel Tabagie pencil and paper are sealed into envelope, slogan of named cigarette brand appears on paper Doorway to Delusion 12
Paul Siegel The Mephisto Writings people write down statements on paper, character reading, then writing appears on paper while hold over flame Doorway to Delusion 26
Arthur Setterington Message Most Mysterious writing appears on paper, signed on both sides in a circle Straight Line Mysteries 17
Arthur Setterington All Hallows Eve spooky presentation, word chosen from a book appears on picture in a frame Straight Line Mysteries 43
Jerry Mentzer Spirit Writing four objects listed on business card, paper balled up, chosen item vanishes from list and appears written on balled-up paper Close-up Cavalcade 157
Juan Tamariz El Espiritu de las Cenizas Reveladores name of selection is written on a napkin which is then burnt, ashes are put on a second napkin and name of card appears Aprenda Ud. Magia 126
Stephen Minch The Temperance of the Elements four tarot cards matching the elements are selected, four pieces of paper where a writing appears, with the elements theme too The Book of Thoth 28
Amedeo Vacca, Milbourne Christopher Flash-X pieces of paper in spectator's hand, Xs drawn on other pieces, the vanish in fire, Xs now on pieces in spectator's hand Amedeo's Continental Magic 33
Jack Avis Spirits appearing writing on paper card reveals selectionInspired byRelated to
  • "Simplified Psychic Writing" (S. H. Sharpe, Bagshawe's Magical Journal, Dec. 1928)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 9) 977
Philip T. Goldstein Tephramantic Brainwave card written on a piece of paper and burnt, ashes rubbed on an envelope and the name of the card appears, inside the envelope is a deck with the chosen card reversed, wax swami The Blue Book of Mentalism 8
Philip T. Goldstein The Spirit Is Willing (to Write) spirit writing on signed business card, glorpy The Blue Book of Mentalism 16
Alan Shaxon Smoking A Tin coin between tin plates, number appears on coin Practical Sorcery 32
Frank Garcia The Mindreader's Wild Card cards with different presidents changes into selected name Lincoln Wildcard Miracles 102
Philip T. Goldstein The Happy Horoscoper twelve zodiac cards, named zodiac sign is removed, other cards are blank and on the named one "Happy Birthday" appearsAlso published here The Red Book of Mentalism 9
Al Mann The Voice from the Abyss chosen card or word appears on a blank paper sealed in a signed envelope, Abyss envelope The Sibylline Messages 7
Karl Fulves, Don Nielsen Changing Slide Projections changing image that is projected right on the screen, posed as problemRelated to Interlocutor (Issue 24) 93
Jerry K. Hartman Ex-specter Writing appears on paper card, revealing two selectionsInspired by Loose Ends 50
Philip T. Goldstein Intimate Spirit spirit writing appears on business card, signed on both sides by spectator Pabular (Vol. 5, No. 4) 667
Mark Levy Time Out! time on drawn clock changes as time passes Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3, No. 3) 322
Bob Hummer Kilroy Gets Around message appears on card, mathematical procedure Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 36
Bob Hummer Hummeristic message appears on blank card, by rubbing ashes on it
#1: The Ashes Reveal
#2: Ghost Force
#3: Transference of Thought
#4: A Magic Business Card
#5: Ghost Envelope
Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 38
Ted Biet Flash Prediction writing slowly appears, using white carbon paper Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4, No. 1) 443
Christopher Sallek Colorevelation using "color tricks" pens Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4, No. 6) 502
Thomas Alan Waters Alexicon name of named dead person appears on card, four ABC cards, spelling "DEAD"Inspired by
  • Alex Elmsley's "What Card?"
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 260
Thomas Alan Waters Hallowgram name of dead celebrity appears on one of four ABC cards, one side of the cards spells "DEAD" the other "NAME"Inspired by
  • Alex Elmsley's "What Card?"
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 263
Kennedy Smith Rubik Paint cube mixed by spectator, performer paints with transparent paint on white paper and a 3x3 color layout appears, the layout matches a side of the cube, cube partially fixed Rubik Cubik Magik 15
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
Thomas Alan Waters Psychographitti four routines where writings or pictures appear on alphabet cards
- Cardworm
- Meow
- Velleda Baby
- Blast-Off
Inspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychl) 507
Unknown The Mystery of the Marks No. 32, Xs appear on pieces of paper 101 Psychic Tests 9
Harry Lorayne Spots New?! initials on business card move and multiply Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7, No. 6) 925
Mike Gancia Name That Card name of spectator appears on selection The Best of Close-Up Magic 74
Basil Horwitz Spectator's Clairvoyance & Spirit Test two spectators select same card, name of card appears on blank card, which is signed on both sides The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 2 12
Michael Rubinstein Business Card Production printing routine with business card wallet Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8, No. 8) 1093
Thomas Alan Waters Qwhite question is written on a card and sealed in an envelope, answer given ans message appears on another blank cardRelated to Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Myxtyr) 660
Thomas Alan Waters Mutattle question written on a card is put inside two envelopes and is sealed, performer answers the question and when the envelopes are open, the question is gone and a spirit message is found on the card Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Myxtyr) 663
Frederick Braue Bazooka Card Trick writing appears on card that can be seen in red cellophane envelope (1943) The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 13
Karl Fulves Roller Out using roller apparatus that changes blank paper to money for prediction Color Capture 29
Wayne Kyzer Night Writer prediction, blank card, writing is seen with flashlight, see also p. 264 for additional ideas by Phillip Young The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 14) 240
David Harkey Pop Art drawn cannon on signed paper really blows off Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2, No. 3) 15
Philip T. Goldstein The Happy Horoscoper twelve zodiac cards, named zodiac sign is removed, other cards are blank and on the named one "Happy Birthday" appearsAlso published here A Phil Goldstein Collection 65
John Bannon Photologic on slip of paper, image of selection appears magically (spirit photography) Impossibilia 113
Chris Kenner Print Shop business card printing Totally Out Of Control 95
Anthony Lindan Speck-Ulation dots on back of business cards change into name The Minotaur (Vol. 4, No. 2) 6
Unknown The Phantom Cut-Out Card number and suit are cut out of previously blank paper Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 8 97
Unknown The Vanishing Line big drawing board, drawn line vanishes Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 8 204
Unknown A Stylish Gentleman big drawing board, drawn pocket handkerchief appears on drawing Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 8 206
Paul Gertner Photocopy photocopy of palm shown, card vanishes and travels into photocopy (Himber Wallet) and on this the card appeared as well Steel and Silver 149
Anthony Lindan Positive I.D. blank card is put in name badge plastic and performer's name appear, at the same time spectator choses one of several business cards and it's the performer's one The Minotaur (Vol. 7, No. 4) 1
Paul Harris, Eric Mead Angel Case paper and pencil is put in card case, rattles, message appears on paper (case can switch pieces of paper) The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue New Stuff) 27
Steve Beam The Checkout check book, svengali book, as a gag for card to wallet The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 68) 1413
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Alhambra prediction of named cigarette brand, words appear on flash paperAlso published here Anam Cara 9
David Ben Spirit Writing named word appears on cigarette paper Tricks 27
Al Baker Psychic Photography three methods, "Psychic Photography Improved", "Latest Psychic Photography" The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 730
Al Baker Spirit Photography card image appears on initialed paper put in envelope The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magazines) 634
David Acer Open Time Traveller Writing appears on the back of selected card "You Will Pick This Card" Random Acts of Magic 116
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Alhambra prediction of named cigarette brand, words appear on flash paperAlso published here Compilation 18
Sveroni Das Ritual mit Visitenkarten adaptation of Das Ritual for close up, with business cards Heureka! 12
Sveroni Das Ritual spectator's scribbling is heated up and transforms into name of selection, friXion penInspired by
  • Mathieu Bich's "Sympathel Ink"
Heureka! 7
Michael Weber, U. F. Grant Half-a-Cheek on the Photocopier "Triumphotocopy", staging for Cheek to Cheek 505 3
Tyler Wilson Filler card with text on both sides, one side changes Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 41
Tom Stone White Lies classic one-ahead trick with blank cards on which writing appears with ashes rubbed on Maelstrom 39
Dr. Stanley Jaks Four Blacks image of selection appears on black plastic cardAlso published here The Incredible Dr. Jaks 146
Dr. Stanley Jaks Mortell selected card appears on a paper under skull, flash paperAlso published here The Incredible Dr. Jaks 195
Dr. Helmut Teumer, Dr. Stanley Jaks South American Melon Trick message appears on pumpkinAlso published here The Incredible Dr. Jaks 224
Roberto Giobbi Trick & Practice for Restaurant Magic card of selection appears on napkin Hidden Agenda (Issue Aug 6) 225
Roberto Giobbi Carte Blanche Prediction blank paper as prediction, deck blank as well, prediction appears, selection is only proper cardInspired by Hidden Agenda (Issue Oct 10) 291