137 entries in Mental Magic / Effects / Q&A
  
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Henri Decremps Tour Extraordinaire Nouvellement Inventé question is written on a piece of paper and the letter burnt, answer appears in a box in another pavilion written in the demanded colors, suddenly spooky phenomenons occur, presented by Van Estin, Impression Device method La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 91
Henry Hardin The Trance Vision First Method, Q&A The Art of Magic 344
Yank Hoe The Trance Vision (Second Method) Q&A The Art of Magic 345
Frederick E. Jones Second Test in Sealed Billet Reading envelope is found by muscle reading, then question is answered Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 21
Oswald Rae Clairvoyance (A Method of Answering Sealed Questions, etc., Specially Devised for Close Work with a Small Audience), envelopes on a tray, with medium Sub Rosa 82
Theodore Annemann The Mindreader's Dream with assistants, mirror bowl SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 32
Theodore Annemann The Sealed Envelope Dodge spectators seal their questions fairly on their seats Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 21
Theodore Annemann Annemann's Diablo Pellet Reading one question written on billet is burnt and later answered by performer Mental Bargain Effects 1
Wm. Hewitt The Modern Mindreader several questions put in envelopesRelated to Mental Bargain Effects 2
James G. Thompson Jr. Penetrating Vision reading writing on paper card covered with handkerchiefRelated to Mental Bargain Effects 12
Robert Parrish The Ultimate One Man Sealed Message Reading System 1. Collecting the Envelopes
2. Reading the Messages
3. Returning the Card and Envelope
4. Returning the Next to the Last Message
5. Reading the Last Message
You'd be Surprised 22
Wm. Hewitt Modern Mind Reading Related to Greater Magic 884
Burling Hull, Theodore Annemann New Sheet Reading questions in numbered envelopes answered by medium, Q&A The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 73) 491
James G. Thompson Jr. Embers billet in envelope burnt and divined The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 7) 26
George Armstrong Geomancy of the Gods Q & A with one envelope and sand as a reading tool The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 30) 125
Joseph Dunninger Sealed Mystery sealed message reading system, razor thumb tipRelated to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 32) 133
Elray Glass-Ic sealed message reading technique The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 36) 148
Jerry Sorensen "-and having writ-" sealed message reading, mixed with psychometry and handwriting analysis The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 45) 186
Otis Manning Crystal Clear Q&A, after information is obtained, way that assistant brings them to performer, bottle, in combination with his billet box, see referenceRelated to The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 67) 274
Robert A. Nelson Psychic Impressions Q&A My Best 257
Robert A. Nelson A Subtle Touch with the Change Bag Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 18
Unknown The Jap Handkerchief Box as a switching device for a few billets Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 24
Robert A. Nelson Nelson's Cigar Change Box billet switching box, similar to Otis Manning's "The OM Billet Switching Box" from Annemann's "Practical Mental Magic" Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 23
Robert A. Nelson Wrinkles and Subtle Touches - named card in pocket
- do as i do, with mindreading presentation
- making envelopes see through
Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 60
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley The Answering of Questions thorough treatise on Q&A Gems of Mental Magic 107
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Psychometry blindfolded performer, psychometry and Q&A Gems of Mental Magic 29
George B. Anderson Playing Card Mindreading spectator removes cards which helps performer to categorize his question It Must Be Mindreading 10
George B. Anderson Alibi Answers for tricky questions, plant and comedy plant questions It Must Be Mindreading 22
George B. Anderson The Vital Spot - In the Question Act how to end the act It Must Be Mindreading 28
George B. Anderson The Crystal of the Future (Neither Tried Nor Proven) audience members look into crystal ball and see things, movie projector It Must Be Mindreading 47
George B. Anderson "No Questions Written" - A New Concept of Question Answering in the Mental Magic Act on answering questions, psychologyRelated to It Must Be Mindreading 5
George B. Anderson "Easy Money" Mindreading matchbook and carbon paper It Must Be Mindreading 9
George B. Anderson Palmistry Versus Mindreading playing "Twenty Questions" to get answer, with palm reading It Must Be Mindreading 13
George B. Anderson Getting the Impression questions are written on paper and put into envelopes, after the questions have been answered the envelopes are burnt in a bowlVariations It Must Be Mindreading 15
George B. Anderson Another Sealed Envelope - Which I Call "The Bonded Fifth" in envelopesRelated to It Must Be Mindreading 18
Ormond McGill Secrets of the "Casual" Mentalist on doing a Q&A act, where people know each other Psychic Magic - Vol. 2 6
Ormond McGill The Mindreading Method selling a mindreading show and getting information by the booker, reading an information card under a crystal ball Psychic Magic - Vol. 2 7
Ormond McGill Mentalism Moderne club Q&A act structure, humorous comments Psychic Magic - Vol. 2 9
Ormond McGill Mindreading for School Assemblies the structure of a Q&A act for students Psychic Magic - Vol. 2 12
Ormond McGill Secrets of the "Theatre" Mentalist set up for Q&A before the show, in theatre setting, specifics of the audience in that venue Psychic Magic - Vol. 2 14
Ormond McGill Answering the Questions examples of answersRelated to
  • Burling Hull's "How to Answer Questions", 1927 & Arthur Buckley's "Gems of Mental Magic", 1947
Psychic Magic - Vol. 2 21
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
Ormond McGill Crystal Gazing for Mentalists answering questions with a crystal ball, hearing the answer in the question Psychic Magic - Vol. 3 10
Bill Simon Psychic Okito Box Okito Box for billet reading or Q&ARelated to The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 303) 10
Gene Grant Image-Ray (A Message Reading Idea) with business cards and an envelope, secret reading method Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 3
Gene Grant Remoto unconventional Q&A routine Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 3
Gene Grant A Graphic Impression (A Utility Mental Gimmick) wax impression pad, with radar pencil, two methods Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 19
Tony Corinda Introduction general comments and theory for Q&A Question and Answer (Readings) 339
Tony Corinda Part One: Dealing with Questions that Are Known Question and Answer (Readings) 343
Tony Corinda How to Get Information methods from other steps Question and Answer (Readings) 344
Tony Corinda (1) Alcohol or Chemicals Question and Answer (Readings) 344
Tony Corinda (2) Light Related to Question and Answer (Readings) 344
Tony Corinda (3) The Window Envelope Question and Answer (Readings) 345
Tony Corinda, Eric Mason (4) The Clip Board several versions, Eric Mason's Dubbul Question and Answer (Readings) 345
Tony Corinda (5) The Record Card gaining multiple information Question and Answer (Readings) 346
Tony Corinda (6) The Stooge for instance for setting up a one ahead routine Question and Answer (Readings) 346
Tony Corinda (7) Switching of Envelopes Question and Answer (Readings) 347
Tony Corinda (8) Planting of Envelopes and Slips answering questions that are planted by performer and are not by an actual audience member Question and Answer (Readings) 347
Tony Corinda, Maurice Fogel How to Convey Information coding question to reduce length Question and Answer (Readings) 348
Tony Corinda Selection of Suitable Questions to Use Question and Answer (Readings) 349
Tony Corinda Answering Questions Known questions of general and specific interest Question and Answer (Readings) 350
Tony Corinda General Means of Conveying Information Secretly (1) Hand Rollers, Faro Boxes, Slip-Boxes
(2) Pencilled Slate
(3) The Thumbnail
(4) Cigarette Holder
(5) Roller on Microphone
(6) Watchface
(7) Cuff
(8) On a Small Card
(9) Large Card or Blackboard
(10) Written on Glass
Question and Answer (Readings) 348
Tony Corinda Answering Questions From Platform private reader vs. stage reader, how to answer questions with a public, funny answers Question and Answer (Readings) 351
Tony Corinda Summary Private Reading
Platform Reading
Question and Answer (Readings) 355
Tony Corinda Table of Probabilities - Explanation what people are concerned about Question and Answer (Readings) 355
Tony Corinda Part Two: Dealing with Questions Unknown Question and Answer (Readings) 356
Tony Corinda Main Objectives when Cold Reading overview on cold reading Question and Answer (Readings) 357
Tony Corinda Conclusion Question and Answer (Readings) 359
Mahendra Answering the Impossible answering impossible questions More Miracles in Mentalism 28
Robert A. Nelson On Adding Messages on Crystal Ball for Q&A More Miracles in Mentalism 33
Robert A. Nelson Comedy Relief comedy answers for Q&A questions Mentalism & Its Presentation 31
Jack Ketch Private Reading No. 2 billet dropped in cigarette box with slit, secret reading The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 370) 308
Paul Marcus The Tehunga's Secret comedy routine, question is answered, answer appears on unknown language on slate and performer translates The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 378) 339
Jack Posetary The Fifty Minute Hour Q&A with answers given via spirit writing on slates The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 12) 125
James G. Thompson Jr. Improved Question Reading envelopes
- Part Two (shorter test with only three envelopes)
- Part Three (as a two-person act)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7, No. 6th Folio) 494
Barrie Richardson From A Mentalist's Notebook ideas on mentalism, Q&A, nail writer Pabular (Vol. 2, No. 10) 265
Al Mann Typhon's Tongs envelopes are gathered and burnt with tongs Mental-Ettes 20
James F. Herpick Herpick's Tongs tongs to burn envelope Mental-Ettes 20
Al Mann The Pharaoh's Palm billets are switched on palm of performer, fake palm Mental-Ettes 23
Al Mann The Sibylline Messages cards in envelopes with questions and messages on it are divined and answered The Sibylline Messages 1
Al Mann The Flight of the Griffins spectator writes a question and drops it addressed to the performer into the mail box, performer does the same with the answer, the next day they find out it is correct, with Sibylline envelopesInspired by
  • Spencer Thornton's "Anytime, Anywhere - For Newspaper Publicity" in "Secrets of Mental Magic"
The Sibylline Messages 9
Al Mann Notes ideas and tips for the Sibylline Envelope The Sibylline Messages 11
Al Mann The Invisible Agents spectator writes question down with invisible ink The Photon Shield 11
Al Mann, George B. Anderson Two Words Q&A ploy, giving the impression that no question has been written down by several spectatorsRelated to The Photon Shield 12
Al Mann De-Pleated Thoughts several questions on one piece of paper, folded paper is stapled The Tesseract 19
Al Mann, Mr. Zodiac A Bonus - Through the Threshold spectator writes question on a business card, which is then sealed, question is divined / answered The Tesseract 21
Thomas Alan Waters Burning Questions questions are written on paper and put into envelopes, after the questions have been answered the envelopes are burnt in a bowlInspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue New Thoughts For Old) 20
Thomas Alan Waters Burning Questions II questions are written on paper and put into envelopes, after the questions have been answered the envelopes are burnt in a bowlInspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue New Thoughts For Old) 22
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
Thomas Alan Waters Omnimancy essay on fortunetelling, Q&A, cold reading Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy) 89
Thomas Alan Waters Routine No. 1 (Close-Up) q&a for one person Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt) 174
Thomas Alan Waters Routine No. 2 (Close-Up) handling variationRelated to
  • C. L. Boarde's "Question and Answer, Variation C" in "Mainly Mental, Vol. One" p.78
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt) 175
Thomas Alan Waters Routine No. 3 (Stage) with a bulldog clip Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt) 177
Thomas Alan Waters No. 3: The Prediction Reading for one person, stock answer index to basic questions Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt) 183
Al Mann The Scryer's Podium crystal ball gazing, answering question with the Wocus Lecgacy Billet The Wocus Legacy 4
Al Mann The Spirit Ink Bottle question billet is put folded in ink bottle, with Wocus Billet
The Wocus Legacy 6
Al Mann Vampire Thoughts with two people The Wocus Legacy 9
Al Mann The Mneme's Numen spectator writes question down, erases it and notes another, both are divined/answered The Wocus Legacy 10
Al Mann The Essence of Thought Q&A with one sitter, with envelopesInspired by Of Gifts and Talents 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 Act entire setting for the routine including the steals, opening and organizing the billets, the speech Dunninger's Act 2
Joseph Dunninger The 'Read' answering the questions and the dramaturgy of the routine Dunninger's Act 5
James S. Harto The Chandra 20th Century Message Reading with question chart for pre-show Selected Sealed Message Reading Methods 8
Joseph Dunninger Dumb? Yes and No! Method 10 (changing device) Selected Sealed Message Reading Methods 16
Joseph Dunninger Routine - Modus Operandi of a Crystal Gazing Presentation with assistant A Simplified Crystal Gazing Speciality 2
Joseph Dunninger A Sensational Test methods for gaining information, with assistants
- An Unusual Dramatic Interlude (pre-show)
- Returning Marked Envelopes to Spectators During the Speciality (unopened, flashlight)
- Another Method (gist written on envelope)
- Another Ruse (gist on watch)
A Simplified Crystal Gazing Speciality 6
Joseph Dunninger Concluding Advice how to answer questions A Simplified Crystal Gazing Speciality 7
Joseph Dunninger Spirits? assistant does pocket writing of questions from the sitters Master Billet Tests 7
Joseph Dunninger The Good Book Says carbon paper in bible Master Billet Tests 8
Joseph Dunninger Psychometric Power! question on billets are answered and billets of specific spectator found without opening them, several variations Master Billet Tests 4
Joseph Dunninger A Mystic's Favorite sealed message reading, slit in envelopeRelated to
  • Paul Kara's "Karaism", 1926 and Nelson's "Mind Divination"
Master Billet Tests 7
Joseph Dunninger Puzzling? technical variation of "What the Eyes See" Master Billet Tests 9
Joseph Dunninger A Medium at Work envelope switch for Q&A Master Billet Tests 9
Joseph Dunninger A Visit to a Billet Medium carbon paper in book Master Billet Tests 11
Joseph Dunninger The Method of Obtaining (?) Spirit Communication describtion of a spirit message reading with John Slater Master Billet Tests 12
Thomas Alan Waters Trancescript approach to Q&A Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychl) 493
Al Mann Cagliostro's Message! No. 39, question locked in box is answered 101 Psychic Tests 11
Joseph Ovette Direct Mindreading No. 85, with assistant under table 101 Psychic Tests 24
Unknown The Grande Entrance No. 100, with Nelson changing grocery paper bag 101 Psychic Tests 28
Al Mann Spirit Calling! spirit rings in a reading / seance, morbid Phantom Voices 18
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
Thomas Alan Waters Decivision ten questions in envelopes, blindfoldedRelated to Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Fynys) 732
Thomas Alan Waters Stuckup question written down on blank tarot card, answered, with handkerchief Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue T.A.R.O.T.) 762
Thomas Alan Waters Coverup question written down on blank tarot card, answered, with handkerchief Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue T.A.R.O.T.) 764
Thomas Alan Waters Encounter question written down in circle on blank tarot card, answered Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue T.A.R.O.T.) 766
Thomas Alan Waters TaroTwo answering question and predicting tarot card Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue T.A.R.O.T.) 771
Philip T. Goldstein Diskette reading with layout with coinsInspired by Fifth 5
Thomas Alan Waters In2ition card is predicted then unknown question answered, first published in "Magick" No. 424, 1989 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Magazine Miscellanea) 446
David P. Abbott, Al Mann, Dr. Louis Schlesinger Schlesinger's Seance annotated reprint from Abbott's "Behind the Scenes with the Mediums", first divination of which billet contains the dead name, then the name is revealed, method for knowing the relation of the names to the spectator The Quick and the Dead 5
Karl Fulves On Q&A Combo II 123
Hector Chadwick Hector Chadwick's Tossed-Out Q&A The Mental Mysteries of Hector Chadwick 187
Dr. Stanley Jaks His Cup of Tea tea leaves reading with wallet, Q&A, magneticRelated toAlso published here
  • "His Cup of Tea" in "M.U.M" November, 1973
  • "His Cup of Tea" in Ed Mellon's "Mental-Wise"
The Incredible Dr. Jaks 156
Dr. Stanley Jaks Mental Echo longer mental routine, combination of book test and revealing personal informationInspired by
  • Syl Reilly's "Brain Echo"
Related to
The Incredible Dr. Jaks 180
Dr. Stanley Jaks Simple Single Reading note on business card is divined, card stolen with waxAlso published here
  • "Simple Single Reading" in "Psycho-Gizmo" September, 1951
The Incredible Dr. Jaks 222
John Wilson 1.5 Card Q&A spectator removes card from spread and lies on its identity, performer divines card and gives short readingInspired by
  • "1 Card Q&A" (Docc Hilford & Leonardo Silverio)
You and Me and the Devil Makes Three - Volume II 29
Paul Vigil, Bascom Jones Astro-Logic cold readings and Q&AInspired by
  • "Astro-Logic" (Bascom Jones, Magick, No. 63, 1972, p. 312)
The Doors of Deception 216