459 entries in Mental Magic / Effects / Divination
  
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Unknown The Box of Numbers four numbered blocks put in closed box, performer divines arranged number, magnetism More Magic 257
Unknown To name the Article taken by each of Four Persons four objects pocketed while performer is out of room, but linked to four memorized punch-marked cards More Magic 87
Dr. Lynn The Thinkophone name on paper is divined, using changing ladleRelated to More Magic 255
Anna Eva Fay The Anna Fay Method apparently Fey's method of billet reading, spectator keep the billet, medium is under a sheet or blindfolded, impression device in tablets and electronic transmitter (like a phone), with assistant Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 25
Oswald Rae Psycho-Analysis performer divines card and thought of name of a spectator by holding his wrist, then spectator divines thought of card from spectator Sub Rosa 77
Tom Sellers Oriental Ashes assistant names color of burnt paper ashes, coding Sellers' Secrets 17
Theodore Annemann Jimmy Valentine Opens a Safe performer cracks the code of a safe where his assistant is locked The Book Without A Name 61
Stuart Robson Mental Coloring Telepathy in Silk six handkerchiefs, one is selected, medium enters room and knows which one The Book Without A Name 49
Theodore Annemann The Color-Tell Billiard Balls several different colored balls, one is placed in a box and held by performer behind back, he divines the color The Book Without A Name 51
Lu Brent A Test for Cigarettes Blindfolded magician able to tell which cigarette was selected apparently by its smokeRelated to Novel Magic 33
Lu Brent A Test for Cigarettes Method No. 2 Same effect, different type of coding systemRelated to Novel Magic 35
Paul Rosini The Mystery of the Blackboard information written on blackboard is divined blindfolded, see name index for attributionRelated toVariations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 1) 4
Tom Sellers Novel Telepathy medium divines things in boxes, one ahead Quick Tricks 18
Theodore Annemann The Telephone Drama name and telephone number are divined Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 7
Theodore Annemann Telepathy Plus written question and name are divined ends with a picture duplicationRelated to Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 13
Theodore Annemann The Mirror Reflector peeking a drawing on a slate while covering it with a handkerchief Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 20
Theodore Annemann Pencil Reading method and two routines, divination of a calculation and spectator and performer always write the same number downRelated to Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 23
Theodore Annemann Greta Annemann's Eyes of the Unknown writing of three face down cards is revealed in darknessVariations Mental Bargain Effects 8
Theodore Annemann The Impromptu Mind Reader center tear Mental Bargain Effects 14
Oscar Weigle Alias Divination several spectators write names on slips which are later correctly assigned, one of the names divined as well You'd be Surprised 11
Robert Parrish Strange Interlude words from magazine and dead name divined, subtle impression device use You'd be Surprised 15
Tom Sellers An Old Trick Simplified three spectator select a color disc and an amount of business cards, all is divined Scots Magic 20
Theodore Annemann Mental Dollars three bills folded and put in handkerchief, one is selected and the serial number is divined, the Accessory The Incorporated Strange Secrets 10
Bob Weill Corker three corks with names of drinks on them, one is selected and performer divines drink while holding cork behind back Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1, No. 12) 2
Dr. L. Rothbart The Spectre Slate chosen object is divined, with slate, hard and soft chalk Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2, No. 11) 4
Tom Sellers Telepathy Simplified spectator writes something on a piece of paper and later burns it, the content is divined Condensed Conjuring 11
Unknown Tapping Table Objects spectator thinks of one of seven objects, performer taps them while spectator spells silently, at end of word performer taps thought-of object, progressive anagramAlso published here
  • "New Magician's Manual" (Walter Gibson)
After the Dessert 12
James G. Thompson Jr. Builder-Upper revelation of a writing, luminous paint The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 15) 62
L. Vosburgh Lyons Call It A Puzzle six discs with a different sign on each side are thrown and turned over while spelling a word, then one disc is hidden and performer turns back, he reveals which side is up on the hidden discRelated toVariations The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 8) 29
James G. Thompson Jr. Blackout Magic writing of three face down cards is revealed in darknessInspired by The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 15) 61
James G. Thompson Jr. Duo-Finale three spectators think of something, write it down and seal their thought in an envelope, performer divines all three The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 51) 208
Walter B. Gibson 91¢ Miracle three spectators select a different color envelope each and can than put one coin out of five in it, when performer turns over and sees the remaining two, he knows who chose which coinRelated to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 44) 180
L. Vosburgh Lyons Key Chart to the 91¢ Miracle Related to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 48) 198
Martin Gardner Are You Psychic? performer and spectator each write down three words from a list of ten words, they matchAlso published here Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1943) 13
Ronald B. Edwards Travel Thought two cities are divined, with cards and a map, mutus nomen principle The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 74) 300
Wilbur T. Kattner The Perfect Pitch Test chords are transmitted, people hold fingers on piano keys and think of the sound My Best 206
Stewart Judah Sealed Billet Reading De Luxe card, number and city written on cards which are put in sealed envelopes, all are divined Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 8
Fredric Kolb Dead Name Duplication name is written on a card and sealed in an envelope, performer does the same, and they match Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 10
Jack Vosburgh Colorvoyance shape or number is written down with one of three colors, both is divined Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 25
Dr. E. G. Ervin One Man Blackboard Test dead person is written on a billet and burnt, name is divined Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 28
Al O'Hagan Frame Of Mind empty frame, person is written on paper and divined, powder and glass impression divice Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 31
Dr. H. Walter Grote Telepathy vs. Coincidence thought of card and unknown selected card is divined, written on paper Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 11
Harlan Tarbell Postal Inspection card is placed in envelope and divined, peek envelope Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 30
Dr. H. Walter Grote Try This On Your Piano on a pianoInspired by Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 32
R. N. Lee Dictionary Diabolism word from dictionary is written on a card and divined The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 77) 312
Don Medley This Is It! reading mind over phone, see Back Room #96 for correctionRelated toVariations The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 94) 380
Al Cohn Mental Marvels with general comments on mentalism, two numbers thought of and divined (psychological forces), last number or word always is right Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3, No. 7) 171
Unknown Rapid Mental Transference divination of anything written and put in envelope, slit in envelope Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 211
Edward Clinkscale, Eugene Taylor Billet Catching thought divination The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 139) 557
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Behind the Eight Ball several spectators draw a colored ball from a box and spectator divines them, electronic box Gems of Mental Magic 66
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Telepathy with Your Favorite Stars photograph of a celebrity is selected and hidden in a box, performer divines the celebrity by drawing him, electrical method Gems of Mental Magic 77
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Written Messages several thoughts are divined, sealed in envelopes Gems of Mental Magic 92
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley No Privacy in a Gold Fish Bowl multiple thought revelation, written on billets in fish bowl Gems of Mental Magic 101
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Devious Digits serial numbers from bills are put together and multiplied with a number (selected playing card), medium on phone divines total Gems of Mental Magic 5
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Pennies, Nickels and Dimes two spectators remove a handful of coins from a bag with pennies, nickels and dimes, performer divines the exact amount of each Gems of Mental Magic 18
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Date Divination assistant collects several different coins in an envelope, all dates are divined, clever subtlety Gems of Mental Magic 32
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Tests in a Gold Fish Bowl fifteen spectators write a simple task on a paper, seal it in envelope and sign it, envelopes are selected and names read aloud, performer does the tasks Gems of Mental Magic 38
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley The Crime Doctor several spectators select a crime and write it down, performer divines all Gems of Mental Magic 69
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley The Open Window divination of a city, written on paper and sealed in envelope Gems of Mental Magic 90
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Better Than Rabbits spectators initial billets, on which they wrote song and book titles, performer divines all Gems of Mental Magic 94
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Holding the Bag thought written on a billet and sealed in envelope is divined Gems of Mental Magic 96
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Impressions that Stick thought divination Gems of Mental Magic 98
James G. Thompson Jr. Pocket Seance blank cards, name is divined and message appears The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 150) 601
George B. Anderson "Easy Money" Mindreading matchbook and carbon paper It Must Be Mindreading 9
George B. Anderson Torn Center Deluxe apparently failing, spectator has to write the word again, almost the same as Somerfeld's ideaRelated to It Must Be Mindreading 11
George B. Anderson The "Truth or Consequences" Prediction comedy routine, prediction what spectator A does to spectator B, and performer knows their names It Must Be Mindreading 29
John Howie Eyes Right spectator writes his name on a paper and balls it up, performer divines name but written reversed and when the paper is opened the spectator's name is also reversed with his handwritingRelated to The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 182) 727
Unknown The Whispering Queen Queen of Hearts whispers to you identity of person who was secretly chosen by audience when you left the room Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 15
Bob Somerfeld Unsigned - Sealed - Delivered spectator sends design by mail, inspired by Annemann's "Cat Card" (?) Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 6
Bob Somerfeld Thumb Fun duplication of letters, drawing and figures, with slates Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 7
Harris Solomon Solomon's Minds in envelope, psychology of the divination The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 198) 790
Bob Somerfeld Ripping! envelopes with items inside, selection with back turned is divined, sound readingVariations Mind Reader's Digest 1
Bob Somerfeld My Word! ABC cards, spectator takes four and has to form a word, word is divined Mind Reader's Digest 14
Bob Somerfeld Centear movie presentation, ruse for tearing the paperRelated to Mind Reader's Digest 6
Ormond McGill Mental Impulse spectator sit in a circle one is touched on the forehead, performer knows which one, non-contact mindreading Psychic Magic - Vol. 1 19
Ormond McGill Transmitting Images of Playing Cards spectator look at a card and transmit it to the performer, who tries to guess it several times, no trick, esoteric Psychic Magic - Vol. 1 20
Ormond McGill A Theatrical Mindreading Act divination of an ESP sign and start of Q&A act by getting a spectator's full name with just having the initials Psychic Magic - Vol. 2 17
Hen Fetsch Simulacrum spectator pushes needle through doll, performer knows where, voodooRelated to The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 236) 942
Hen Fetsch Date Man Duplication day on calendar sheet is encircled, divinationVariations The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 238) 952
Bill Pugley Bill Pugley's Sight! peek method with index cards, stack with a hole The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 240) 960
Milbourne Christopher Guided Thoughts two lists with rivers, performer and spectator mark all but one wit an X One Man Mental Magic 3
Fred Fletcher The Circle or Pass the Cards ten people are standing in a circle, all are holding a playing card and while performer looks away, spectators can pass their cards along, divination of how many passes The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 248) 992
Gerald Kosky Under-Hand Coin spectator puts some coins on the table and starts turning them over one by one then one coin is hidden and performer turns back, he reveals which side is up on the hidden coinInspired byRelated toVariations The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 260) 1039
Edward Clinkscale, Franklin V. Taylor Extra Sensory Prestidigitation three phase ESP routine, matching with ESP signs drawn on pieces of paper, mind reading of one as climax The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 262) 1047
Milton Tropp A Coin Tipp simplified version of Under-Hand CoinInspired by The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 264) 1055
Ray Hyman Concepts Never Die center tear handlingVariations The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 266) 1062
Aage Darling A Thriller different colored cards with several words on it, spectator thinks of a word and puts all cards down, where the word does not appear, performer divines the word by reading from a crime novel, last word is the thought of I'll Read Your Mind 16
Aage Darling Pin Up Girl Test five men select a picture of a girl and put them in envelopes, medium divines who chose which picture I'll Read Your Mind 22
Milbourne Christopher Bases Loaded selected name of a vip is divined, performer writes names on billets and one is selected, see also p. 1115 for ideas by Vin Carey The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 273) 1090
Jack Yates Perfected Publicity word from publicity sheet is divined, extended anagram Minds in Close-Up 14
Jack Yates Astral Digit after some easy arithmetics, spectator and performer have the same number written on a slate Minds in Close-Up 17
Jack Yates Object in Mind divination of one of three objects, mathematical principle Minds in Close-Up 25
Jack Yates Clip Line newspaper clipping, some lines from top and bottom are cut away and the cross total of the remaining lines leads to a line which is divinedRelated to Minds in Close-Up 7
Milbourne Christopher Special Delivery several names of the members of the audience are noted, one is selected and put in envelope, performer hands envelope to owner More One Man Mental Magic 8
Milbourne Christopher Bill Larsen's Problem numbers from one to ten on big cards, performer removes the one a spectator is thinking of More One Man Mental Magic 13
Dr. Stanley Jaks Taped selected objects, one selected and put in a pill box which is attached to an index card with scotch tape, object is divinedAlso published here The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 303) 9
George Sands An Oddity paper slips with numbers on each side are arranged by the spectator The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 312) 50
Gene Grant Million Dollar Sealed Message Test Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 8
Gene Grant Mental Music performer divines thought of song Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 9
Gene Grant Miracrypto several object are laid out, thought of is divinedRelated to Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 20
Gene Grant A Miracle Mental Routine messages in envelopes reading routine, drawing duplication as climax, blindfolded Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 1
Leslie P. Guest NeCRomancy white carbon paper The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 328) 121
Fitch Cheney Magic Montes divination of a chosen card, cards with months written on it The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 334) 145
Jack Yates Operator Calling cards with names and telephone numbers, medium divines several numbers Minds in Duplicate 21
Jack Yates Thoughts Direct medium reads mind of spectatorRelated to Minds in Duplicate 13
Walter B. Gibson Clip Color four different colored cards are cut into different amount of pieces and sealed in envelopes, chosen color is spelled and foundAlso published here The Best in Magic 200
James G. Thompson Jr. Two Minds Get Together several things written on business cards are divined by performer, living and dead test Top Secrets of Magic 37
Don Tanner, John Murray Street Guide Test with street guide booklet, thought written on piece of paper and wrapped up in book The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 344) 199
Tony Corinda (1) "Get-outs Gallore" written word is divined, with outs Pencil, Lip, Sound, Touch and Muscle Reading 33
Tony Corinda (2) Reconstructed Evidence a thought of shape is drawn by a selected color, both are divined, blindfolded Pencil, Lip, Sound, Touch and Muscle Reading 36
Tony Corinda (3) The Whispering Buddha revealing facts of a person, that were whispered to a Buddha statue Pencil, Lip, Sound, Touch and Muscle Reading 37
Tony Corinda (2) Paranormal Precognition one of five symbols is drawn on a blackboard and divined by the spectator Pencil, Lip, Sound, Touch and Muscle Reading 41
Tony Corinda (1) Sujan Location colored card is divined Pencil, Lip, Sound, Touch and Muscle Reading 43
Tony Corinda (4) A Gem of Mental Magic blindfold and center tear Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 149
Bob Hummer, Al Koran Note Under Cups three cups, bill hidden under one and the cups exchanges after a pattern Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 140
William P. Miesel Vacation Time imaginary trip The Cardiste (Issue 10) 10
Dr. Spencer Thornton Thorntonism people write information on different billets, selected one is divined, method to switch billets with a magazine Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 1
Dr. Spencer Thornton Transmission by Contact divination of drawing, slate Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 25
James Torry Slated for Action ideas with children's toy called Magic Slate
- ESP Revelation
- Before Your Eyes
- Suggestions
Related to The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 348) 217
Tony Corinda (2) The Centre Tear (Corinda Variation) in depth instruction Billets 166
Tony Corinda (1) The Lady is a Mindreader medium gets thought of card, date on a coin and date of birth Two Person Telepathy 263
Tony Corinda (7) The Third Man two telephone books, with medium Two Person Telepathy 268
Tony Corinda (27) Cryptopsychism medium reveals word, code Mediumistic Stunts 298
Ernest LePell Mental Pad Idea price tag idea for Nelson's Mental Pads More Miracles in Mentalism 18
Robert A. Nelson Fortune Telling by Cards with gypsy fortune telling cards, card is divined More Miracles in Mentalism 30
Robert A. Nelson Publicity Feature object put in safe are described More Miracles in Mentalism 33
LaVerne Duvall Four Count Telepathy three spectators write different things on a paper and seal them in an envelope, while performer is not in the room, when he returns he divines the content and the spectators who wrote it More Miracles in Mentalism 13
Sydney Bergson Psychiatrix comedy drawings, stack some are selected and divinedInspired by
  • Roger Price's Droodles
Mentalism & Its Presentation 33
Cyro Think of a City several cities are written on a slate, one thought of and performer divines it by marking an X next to it, moving part Magic of the Mind 60
Len Belcher Radiopathy writing duplication on slates by medium, slates in bags Magic of the Mind 62
Tom Sellers One Ahead Number Effect five spectators write a number and their initials on cards, cards are put in a box performer divines all Magic of the Mind 67
Corvello Caught Thoughts thought is divined, written on cigarette paper, carbon in cigarette box Magic of the Mind 75
Gerry Findler Those Mystic Signs Again eighteen signs, with easy number mnemonics Magic of the Mind 95
Howard A. Adams Gruesome name chosen from list is divinedVariations The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 352) 237
Robert A. Nelson Nelson's Notes brand of cigarette is divined Still More Miracles in Mentalism 11
Fredric Kolb Business Card Telepathy symbols drawn on business cards, selected one is divined Still More Miracles in Mentalism 15
Robert A. Nelson Life Savers with an ESP Flavor bag with different flavored Life Savor candies, spectator takes one and eats it, performer divines taste Still More Miracles in Mentalism 11
The Amazing Maurice Mental Currency one of four bills is put in an envelope, performer divines which, olfactory method Still More Miracles in Mentalism 17
The Amazing Maurice Maurice's Handy Andy impression method with envelopes and a note pad, carbon paperRelated to Still More Miracles in Mentalism 20
The Amazing Maurice Newspaper Ad Test five ads are cut from a newspaper and put on a board, one is selected and divined by performer Still More Miracles in Mentalism 23
The Amazing Maurice License Plate Numbers cards with license plate numbers and states, one is selected and performer divines ten digit number and state Still More Miracles in Mentalism 25
Eugene Gloye Ultra-Psyc two versions, prediction of thought of words, probability force ideas The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 353) 240
Ernest W. Brady Remembering Things to Come several poems, thought of word is divined The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 364) 284
Dr. Stanley Jaks Jaks neuster Hellsehtrick message on performer's forehead is divinedRelated to Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 83
Ernest Heldman Some Gruesome Comments simplification of Adams routineInspired by The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 354) 245
Thomas Alan Waters Subliminal Imagery with Ishihara color plates, spectator sees a correct number where he cannot see oneAlso published here The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 355) 247
Thomas Alan Waters Addenda to "Mystery of the Blackboard information written on blackboard is divined blindfoldedInspired by The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 360) 269
North Bigbee Ribbon Kno four different colored ribbons with safety pins, color is divined behind back and blindfolded The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 361) 273
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks Markierungstrick divination of year and name, both written down by performer and spectator on cards, with card stand, glimpse with mirrorAlso published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 36
Dr. Stanley Jaks Röntgenaugen selected objects, one selected and put in a pill box which is attached to an index card with scotch tape, object is divinedAlso published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 60
Dr. Stanley Jaks Der Block von "Lefcadio" blocks with letters are moved, without looking performer divines amount of movesInspired by
  • Dr. Reinhard Rohnstein's "Der Name des Freundes" in Charly Eperny's "Das Rohnsteinbuch 4", 1959
Also published here
Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 69
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks Kuvert-Mysterium several spectators get an envelope, three cards are added and total written on a fourth card, those cards are put in one envelope along with a ribbon, color of ribbon, total, fourth card and person holding the cards are divinedAlso published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 71
Dr. Stanley Jaks Das Codetelegramm word from text selected with role of dice, use of progressive anagramsAlso published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 112
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks Fingerhutmysterium six thimbles covering six objects, performer knows which thimble was liftedAlso published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 160
Howard A. Adams Tenvelopes three digit numbers are divined, with small envelopes The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 367) 295
Nate Leipzig The First Born Child maiden name of a woman tells if first born was a boy or a girl, esoteric Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 138
Sid Lorraine A Backward Spell divination of a word on a small billet, folded and clipped, N.C.R Paper The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 379) 343
Gerald Kosky Authors cards with famous authors on them, spelling, author is divined The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 393) 401
Al Baker Silk Divination spectator touches silk while performer is out of the room, performer knows which one, assistant The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 7) 34
Joseph Dunninger Out for Number Divination The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 10) 50
Dennis Patten Peep-O word divination, written on a paper covered with the drawer of a matchbox The Art of Close-Up Magic - Volume 1 181
James G. Thompson Jr. Embers billet in envelope is burnt, divination of word Between Two Minds 48
James G. Thompson Jr. Blackout Magic classic one ahead routine, with reading in the dark presentationInspired by Between Two Minds 46
Ned Rutledge Singin' in the Brain people summing songs in their heads, performer divines them, spectators write songs down, as a climax two people think of same song Between Two Minds 55
James G. Thompson Jr., Ned Rutledge Telastrophy Jr. with tricolor pen, three things written on blank cards, match perfectly with what performer has written Between Two Minds 58
Raymond Hafler Color Mental three safety pins with colored beads, performer divines color behind back The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 8) 186
Peter Alexis Triple Telepathy two spectators write word on face-up deuces in deck, "ghostlike piece of paper" appears in almost dark room from cased deck, performer divines words The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4, No. 2) 231
J. Pickstone Elizabeth Arden number divination, with a mirror The Art of Close-Up Magic - Volume 2 51
Charles Cameron The Taste Tells cards with different drinks, one is selected and all put in envelopes, right one is found and divined The Art of Close-Up Magic - Volume 2 52
John Bragoli Licensed Telepathy blindfolded divination of one of ten drinks written on cards The Art of Close-Up Magic - Volume 2 71
Albert Spackman Miniature Rapping Hand miniature doll hand in box rapping and answering questions, different routine ideas,
- word and card divination and with spirit slates
- stop trick with cards
- whistle put into the box and the hand moves and the whistle blows
- gipsy thread is restored in the box, while hand moves
- in conjunction with "The Thing"
- card turnover
Related to The Art of Close-Up Magic - Volume 2 74
B. B. Koch VIP names written on cardboard strips, medium divines chosen strips, see also p. 264 for suggestion by Jules Conway, see p. 308 for referenceRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4, No. 6) 250
Alan Shaxon Triple Reading three cards in envelopes, color, number and amount of lose change is divined My Kind of Magic 43
Alan Shaxon Card Mentalism for Two four people select a card and card is put in envelope, then one envelope is chosen, medium knows who's card it is and reveals it's identity My Kind of Magic 46
Alan Shaxon In Person! MC trick, a name is chosen from a booklet containing artists as well as his telephone number, the number appears on a slate, the picture of the artist in a frame and the artist performs next, forcing the artist My Kind of Magic 70
Peter Brooke Dates three spectators with coins, a fourth coin is introduced and each spectator finally selects one, dates divinedInspired by
  • "Hofzinser Variation" (Karl Fulves, Abra #1205)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 3) 311
Peter Alexis Effigy spectator writes down body part, performer divines it via figure on slate, voodoo presentation The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 9) 347
Don Nielsen, Karl Fulves Colorvision Revisited two color vision sets, three-phase matching routine The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 9) 349
Art Spring Divining Cup numbered slips with information written by spectators in cup, performer divines contents, slips secretly burned via flash paper The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 12) 367
Robert Parrish Duplex Slates color, food and city written on slate by different spectators, then put in envelope, another slate (signed by spectators) is used by performer to divine choices The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 4th Folio) 376
Milton Twin Echo geometric shape written on pad by first spectator, then a word by another, performer tears and burns both pieces, impression via sharp pencil, perhaps "D. Milton" (Fulves pseudonym)? The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 4th Folio) 377
Francis J. Baker, Ron Baille In the Sands cardboard box with sand, spectator writes ESP symbol in sand and shakes sand, assistant recreates sand drawingInspired by
  • idea in Pentagram from Ron Baille, ca. 20 years ago
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 7) 419
Ed Schuman Sightless Sight several business card on table, one turned over by spectator, divined by performer, tactical marking Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 37
James G. Thompson Jr. Eye Spy spectator writes with lipstick on mirror, performer divines the information The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7, No. 6th Folio) 491
James G. Thompson Jr. Strongest Thought five spectators write stuff on billets, secret instructions on what type of information to write on billet, sealed envelope reading method, chalk with razor blade The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7, No. 6th Folio) 498
James G. Thompson Jr. Think-A-Word cards with words, one chosen, performer divines it by rattling off all letters, can get one "no"Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7, No. 10) 553
Paul Siegel Color-Ception different colored chips are divined behind back Doorway to Delusion 8
Arthur Setterington Total Surprise two dice are rolled and put into a tube, performer reveals total of hidden numbers Straight Line Mysteries 13
Arthur Setterington Living Flame words written on a paper are torn out, one is selected and rest burnt in fire, chosen word is divined Straight Line Mysteries 22
Paul Siegel Vision Diabolique performer is blindfolded, the reveals number written on a slate, name and drawing drawn on blank card Doorway to Delusion 6
Karl Fulves Voodoo Cards three numbered cards used for routine
- The Even Money Match
- Blind Match
- Another Bet
- Number Divination
- Test Conditions
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 3) 588
J. W. Sarles Coin Problem any coin placed in matchbox, performer divines the type of coin, posed as problem, "Exotic methods like radioactive daub are to be shunned." The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 5) 602
Stanley Collins Whisper Word two sets of word cards, one word chosen by one and five words by another spectator, performer finds out the word by first spectator, using words that spell differently but sound alike The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 6) 613
Karl Fulves Remember Isis? divination of writing on pad, ring and glass sphere used in presentation, NCR paper, steel shim and magnet for impression device, writing stolen with magnet The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 2) 691
Karl Fulves Times Two spectator sets a time on a wristwatch and performer behind back, numbers are added and the result told to the performer, who can now name both numbersInspired by Close-Up Mental Magic 8
Karl Fulves Predelection spectator makes cross on slate with chalk on list, location is felt behind back The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 12) 810
Ned Rutledge, James G. Thompson Jr. Bulls Eye two pieces of paper, one with writing, spectator holds one in each hand, performer divines the hand with the writingInspired by
  • problem posed in "Private Journal" (Bob Lynn)
Variations
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 3) 697
Robert Parrish Great Slate Test chosen card divined on slate and duplicate writing appears on another slate, repeated with random name written down by spectatorInspired by
  • Laurie Ireland's "Three Slate Routines" (1930s)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 9th Folio) 765
Robert Parrish Bull's Eye II spectator draws something on one of two slips of paper, both are mixed on table, performer divines the slip with writing and then its contentInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 9th Folio) 770
Paul Swinford Octo octahedral die with symbols, chosen symbol divinedInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 12) 809
Karl Fulves Ringer several spectators write name on paper, performer touches them genuinely blindfolded and divines appearance and name from one of them The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 10) 1038
Karl Fulves The 12¢ Solution "Math Trix"
twelve pennies, two dice, pocket watch, dice total divined along with dates on chosen coin and setting on watch
Inspired byRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 12) 1059
Unknown The Three Digit Miracle of Calder performer reads spectator's mind and vice versa The Magic of Francis Carlyle 124
Philip T. Goldstein The Tempermental Guest performer knows which object has been put in envelope The Blue Book of Mentalism 14
Philip T. Goldstein Middle Telepathy ESP card, shape and name are divined The Blue Book of Mentalism 21
Al Mann Passing Thoughts thought is divined, written on a pad Mental-Ettes 8
Harvey Rosenthal Mental Marvel number written on business card put in wallet, number is divined Close-Up Sampler - Part 2 9
Al Mann The Telepathic Artist design divination of five people, with slate, flap Master Slate Secrets - Part I 23
Karl Fulves (1) The Pencil That Remembers What It Writes after examining pencil, performer knows what was written with it, electronics, no details givenRelated to Interlocutor (Issue 6) 20
Arthur Setterington Animal Magic one of five animal cards is selected and divined, in the end a kettle appears Pabular (Vol. 3, No. 7&8) 382
Philip T. Goldstein Pscrabble word is formed with scrabble letters, word number total and word are divined, change bag The Red Book of Mentalism 19
Philip T. Goldstein The Psychic Bartender named drink one is thought of and divined The Green Book of Mentalism 12
Philip T. Goldstein Discretion zodiac discs, spectator finds performer's zodiac sign and vice versa The Green Book of Mentalism 16
Philip T. Goldstein Parallax a shape, a letter and a number are correctly duplicated The Red Book of Mentalism 7
Philip T. Goldstein Combo performer divines a shape and a card The Green Book of Mentalism 7
Philip T. Goldstein The Mind's Eye Deck picture cards, card is divined The Green Book of Mentalism 22
Unknown Wrapped in Foil file cards with symbols, packets cut and wrapped in foil, performer divines bottom cardsRelated to
  • an effect by Ned Rutledge
Close-up Cavalcade Finale 76
Al Mann The Legal Tenders serial number is divined, with Abyss envelope The Sibylline Messages 8
Al Mann Instant Thought Reading written thought is divined, with Photon Shield Clipboard and Impression Envelope The Photon Shield 7
Al Mann Lorant - Long Range Telepathy reading mind over phone, streamlined version of This Is It!Inspired by Classified 12
Al Mann The Abstract Thought Lorant, with two thoughtsInspired byVariations Classified 15
Philip T. Goldstein Zodiaction spectator looks at a chart with the zodiac signs and thinks of one The Phil Goldstein Convention Lecture 6
Philip T. Goldstein Zodiaction spectator looks at a chart with the zodiac signs and thinks of one A Transatlantic Lecture 6
Al Mann Mass Telepathy five words are thought of by performer, several words are written by various spectators all the the thought of words are divined by the spectators, Bank Tray The Tesseract 7
Al Mann The Circean Vessels flapless envelope switch The Tesseract 22
Karl Fulves FlaPSI word written on card and put in case divined Inner Sanctum 35
Millard Longman A Double-Barrel Effect mixture between Acidus Novus and a center tear Acidus Plus 3
Millard Longman Acidus Novus method for reading information on folded cardRelated to Acidus Plus 2
Al Mann The Azonic Force peek for reading several information on a billet Acidus Plus 5
Al Mann The Secret of Abonutichus message reading from sealed envelope, like a center tearRelated to Acidus Plus 14
Thomas Alan Waters Flipsight I with Himber Wallet Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue New Thoughts For Old) 16
Thomas Alan Waters Flipsight II with I.D. Case model of Himber Wallet Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue New Thoughts For Old) 18
Thomas Alan Waters, Stanley Collins Framedown ideas on the Stanley Collins "Color Counting Frame"Related to
  • Stanley Collins' "Deceptive Conceptions in Magic" p. 63.
  • Rupert Gilbert's "Precognition" in "The Gen", Vol.7, Nr. 1, 1951
  • Louis Histed's "Arabian Prediction in "Abra" Vol. 37, Nr. 959, 1964
  • Precognition (Rupert Gilbert, 1960)
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue New Thoughts For Old) 37
Karl Fulves 91 Sense five coins, spectator places any 4 in his hand and performer announces total, using code and confederate The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 11
C. H. Barry Left? Right? which one of two questions the spectators thinks about is divined by direction of his gaze The Chronicles (Issue 22) 1276
Philip T. Goldstein Either Aura medium sense aura of an object, which was held over a box Pabular (Vol. 6, No. 12) 959
Philip T. Goldstein Kirigami paper with letters, spectator folds and cuts it, then he forms a word with the either face up or face down letters The Violet Book of Mentalism 4
George B. Anderson The Pendulum and Random Numbers number is divined with pendulum, number force The Magic Pendulum 9
Herb Morrissey Unexpected Vision three plastic turtles of different color, one hidden in box, its color is divined, then their location in the spectator's pocket, multi-phase routine John: Verse Two 96
Bob Hummer Hummer's Poker Chip Baffle six poker chips with numbers on each side, spectator can turn them while performer's back is turned and then cover three chips, performer names numbers covered Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 4
Bob Hummer The 'Snappy' Thirteen Cent Trick two nickels and three pennies, spectator can turn one sort of coins over while performer's back is turned, revelation of which coins are turned overRelated to Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 15
Bob Hummer The Moon Die Mystery number from one to six is thought of, three sides of a die are shown to spectator and he is asked if he sees his number, repeated three times and number is divined, without performer ever looking at the diceRelated toVariations Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 15
Bob Hummer Dial a Date Deal two rows of eight cards are dealt on the table, some face up and some face down, spectator selects a name on a sheet and turns cards over corresponding to the number next to the name, performer's back is turned and when he looks at cards name can be divinedVariations Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 31
Bob Hummer Politicians Puzzle 6x6 checkerboard, three checkers put on three D's for Democrats or three R's for Republican, spectator can spell a word with the three checkers, moving them for each letter, back is turned and politics can be divined Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 3
Bob Hummer Mom and Pop Puzzle six checkers on a checkerboard, mom and pop are spelled several times, when performer turns over last spelled word is divined Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 34
Bob Hummer It's Murder with rotatable disk, spectator selects murder and victim while performer's back is turned, both are divinedVariations Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 40
Bob Hummer Voodoo Fortune Telling cards with questions on one side and different pictures of zombies on the other side, one question is selected and cards separated several times while checking different features of the zombies, eventually a four digit number is evaluated and leads to the answer of the question in a book, system is explained with playing cards Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 73
Howard Lyons It's Murder - No Book no book method, with rotatable disk, spectator selects murder and victim while performer's back is turned, both are divinedInspired by Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 96
Al Mann Instant Mindreading Al Koran Wallet as a peek wallet The "H" Factor 22
Karl Fulves, Martin Gardner Rubik Cube Swindles - solving cube by touch with marked colors
- divining thought-of colors with cube ("can you see your color on this side?")
- mis-colored cube as practical joke
Octet 23
Thomas Alan Waters No. 1: Great Minds Still Think Alike spectator writes a number on a piece of paper, performer writes the same down Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt) 181
Thomas Alan Waters No. 5: Name Coincidence both write down the same name Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt) 184
Thomas Alan Waters Geometear two objects are written on two pieces of paper, one is selected and the word divinedRelated to Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt) 184
Thomas Alan Waters Trinkle birthday and zodiac are written on paper and divinedInspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt) 186
Gene Grant Myracrypto 1981 several objects (charms) are chosen and divined, then sealed in envelopes and chosen one predicted, princess card trick with objectsRelated to Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 7
Gene Grant Letters two selected words from a chart, both divined and second predicted, with ABC cardsInspired byRelated to
  • Duane Henry in Robert Nelson's "Sensational Mentalism Vol.2"
Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 60
Gene Grant Long Distance 2081 a word from a list is thought of by spectator and divined over phone Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 94
Gene Grant Interlocked Minds climax for blindfold routine, symbol is divined Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 87
Basil Horwitz Challenge Thought a name, color and a symbol are noted on a card and sealed in an envelope, performer returns correct envelopes and then divines contentRelated to The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz 49
Martin Gardner 25. Spell-A-Die using the parity principle, instead of counting a number a name is spelled (Lincoln or Washington), name is divined Self-Working Table Magic 29
Unknown 28. Mental Die die under hat, divination of number Self-Working Table Magic 32
Karl Fulves 51. The Eight-Object Test thought of object is divined, eight object in box, spectator has to spell his, a letter for each object that is taken by the performer Self-Working Table Magic 63
Karl Fulves 52. Behind Closed Doors circle / triangle Self-Working Table Magic 63
Philip T. Goldstein The Mind's Eye Deck picture cards, card is divined shuffled lecture 8
Al Mann Mist divination of a selected box' content, seeing through the wall theme Through a Wall, Mistily! 4
Al Mann Fail Safe out for the "Camera Obscura", prepared book Through a Wall, Mistily! 11
Al Mann One Thousand Skulls seeing through the wall theme, spectator in other room draws two miniature skulls from a bag, the skulls are either red or white, four phasesRelated to Through a Wall, Mistily! 6
Reinhard Müller Telefon Trick coin, key and pen on table and distributed into pockets by spectator, performer names locationInspired by Six Impromptu Card Tricks 5
Thomas Alan Waters Revelleda spectator writes a word on a board with a Velleda pen, the word is then erased and divined by the performer Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm) 332
Thomas Alan Waters Pinance doll drawn on paper is pinched by a needle performer divines whereInspired byRelated to Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 247
Thomas Alan Waters Candelabra Quantimental stand with candlesRelated to
  • Eric Lewis' "Whosgotwot Plus One" in "The Crowning Miracles" p. 203
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 288
Thomas Alan Waters Adamsmyth blank cards with numbers on both sides, two spectator's think of one each, total is divinedRelated to
  • Sidney Lawrence's "It's In Your Pocket" in "Ten Self Working Card Tricks"
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm) 300
Thomas Alan Waters, Philip T. Goldstein Anagramarye selected word from a text is divined, with ABC cardsInspired by
  • Sam Schwartz' "Anagramatic" in "Linking Ring", Vol. 43, No.1. 1963
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm) 336
Al Mann The Clip Line variation on Albert Spackman's "Clip Line"Inspired byRelated to Six Columns 20
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Birthday Card birthday divination with card, month and day are crossed out A Boon for All Seasons 28
H. Penn Mental Blok Rubik's cube scrambled and put in box with small window by spectator, performer divines color that shows through window The Magic of the Cube 26
Kennedy Smith A Rubik for your Thoughts spectator mixed cube and looks on one side, performer divines color layout, partially fixed cube Rubik Cubik Magik 19
Philip T. Goldstein The Mind's Eye Deck picture cards, card is divined 12/12 9
Al Mann The Genii in the Bottle something written on paper and put into a bottle, performer divines thought Cero-Mentics 13
Al Mann Tr-Id board with different designs in different colors, three person select one and draw the design on a board, performer divines designs and colorsInspired byRelated to Tr-Id 1
Al Mann Threshold Three one person reading, knowing what is written on card, spectator gets two envelopes one with his card and one with message from performer, with variationInspired by
  • "The Threshold of Miracle" in "Sensational Mentalism, Part II"
Of Gifts and Talents 4
Joseph Dunninger The Miracle Slate Test (The Baffling 16 Digit Effect) closing effect, four four digit numbers are added and sum divined, flap Dunninger's Act 9
Roy Baker Ring That Bell Only one bell push with ring a loud bell (mentalism routine), performer divinesRelated to Baker's Capers 23
Roy Baker Knock Out Reading Mind reading (name of card, chosen design, dice throw, chosen color, reading on health, wealth, love, luck, occupation, birthdate, answer any question in mind) Baker's Capers 24
Thomas Alan Waters Pairception symbol chart with 25 designs, designs are selected and divined Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 3: The Symbol Test) 427
Thomas Alan Waters Chartruse divination, symbol chart is foldedInspired by
  • Tom Sellers' "Silent Thought Reading" in "The Gen" Vol.11, No.2. P.52.
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 3: The Symbol Test) 430
Thomas Alan Waters Parity two cards divined, symbol cards / picture cards Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 3: The Symbol Test) 409
Thomas Alan Waters Grayven 32 design cards, divination, sound reading and gray code Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 3: The Symbol Test) 413
Thomas Alan Waters Graydation cards with pictures and words are selected and divined Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 3: The Symbol Test) 416
Thomas Alan Waters Grayce spectator selects one picture card, which is divined later Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 3: The Symbol Test) 418
Thomas Alan Waters, Bob Hummer Grayze divination of a card, five cards on the table, covered with a handkerchiefRelated to Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 3: The Symbol Test) 420
Thomas Alan Waters Trisonic design cards, three are divinedInspired byRelated to Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 3: The Symbol Test) 424
Thomas Alan Waters Quindary cards with words on it are selected and divined Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychl) 512
Thomas Alan Waters RoTarot tarot card is selected and divined Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychl) 513
Al Mann The Finger Test No. 2, steel bucket on head, performer divines number of fingers spectator holds up 101 Psychic Tests 1
Unknown The Mystery of the Colors No. 37, wrapped color crayons are divined by medium 101 Psychic Tests 11
Unknown The Mystery of the Typewriter No. 80 wordlist, selected word is written by spectator on typewriter and divined by performer 101 Psychic Tests 22
Philip T. Goldstein, Alex Elmsley Q&AVM Inspired byRelated to Thequal 9
Philip T. Goldstein ESPectrum thought-of colors divined, binary sortingRelated to Thequal 12
Philip T. Goldstein Brainweave word or design cards are divined, "self-correcting set-up"Related to Thequal 15
Philip T. Goldstein Looming Thoughts combination with self-correcting set-upInspired by Thequal 15
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
Joseph Dunninger Thought Vibration medium finds chosen word in book Publicity Secrets 10
Thomas Alan Waters Tri-Beaut sign, birthdate and selected tarot card are divined, with envelopes Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk) 595
Thomas Alan Waters Cashseer box with rolls of bills, amount of bills is secretly removed and divined by performer, other variations:
- Poison (with small liquid bottles)
- Mr. Ree (murder mystery, clue)
- Essencery Perception (with five vials of perfume)
- ReMarkerable (color match)
Inspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mynd) 553
Thomas Alan Waters Chronologic two phased routine with pocket watch, first selected time is divined, then predictedInspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk) 628
Basil Horwitz Challenge Thought, Version II word and symbol written on cards and sealed in envelope, both are divined by performerRelated to The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 2 65
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Unbelievable! divination / prediction of number, name and telephone number, actually Dr. Kemp's Unbelievable Routine The Incredible Dr. Stanley Jaks 14
Thomas Alan Waters Symbold