185 entries in Mental Magic / Effects / Seance Stuff
  
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Unknown To make a pot or anie such thing standing fast on the cupboard, to fall downe thense by vertue of words stooge with thread The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXX) 192
Unknown La Tête d'or Sautant & Dansant Dans un Verre, pour Répondre à Diverses Questions a golden miniature head moves in a glass to answer questions, with assistant La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 35
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
Unknown The Bewitched Skull answers yes/no questions More Magic 424
Unknown The Talking Hand wax hand, answering yes/no questionsRelated to More Magic 427
Unknown The Trained Half Dollar "Animated Coin", borrowed coin dropped in glass jumps up and down, thread & assistant The Art of Magic 266
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 The Spirit Slate sum and name of actor appear on slate in paper bag, marked slates, Eureka flap Sub Rosa 68
Al Baker The One-Man "Lights Up" Seance for hands The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Book) 75
Theodore Annemann, Al Baker The Perfect Club Slate Routine name written up secretly on paper appears on slate SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 22
Ralph W. Read The Spirit Pencil pencil taps by itself Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 22
Unknown The Talking Coin coin dances in glass, answering questions, assistant Coin Magic 40
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
Charles Rose Problem Dept. facial expression changes in seance, witnessed by Charles Rose The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 55) 392
James Stewart Ghosto person vanishes from trunk and comes in from door, party/seance trick/gag The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 57) 401
Theodore Annemann No Pain fakir stunt combination:
- burning cigarette on tongue
- needle through arm (real)
- eating pepper
- putting hand in trap
Related to The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 59) 423
Kent Arthur Faker! one of four cards is signed and they're cut into deck, then three cards reverse with face-down in between which turns out to be signed card, medium/seance situation The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 59) 425
Stewart James Sefalaljia miniature spirit cabinet, ball moves, ring on tape, cigar lights itself, milk vanishesRelated to
  • p. 610, p. 814
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 69) 471
Ralph W. Read The Impulse stick/pencil taps by itself The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 118) 695
Paul Studham, Laurie Ireland The Spirit Bar bar with bottles on table, drinks are wished and mixed by spirits, black art principle Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1940) 7
Howard Warringer The Flashing Fetish flashlight lights on it's own, also when batteries are removed, answers questionsInspired by
  • "The Flashing Fetish" in "Genii" March, 1938. P. 232.
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2, No. 9) 1
L. Vosburgh Lyons, Theodore Annemann Ball From Beyond steel ball between two soup plates, answers questions The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 20) 83
Syl Reilly Ghostly Card in the Dark card image appears in dark room, luminous paint Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 373
Syl Reilly Date on a Borrowed Coin date appears as image in dark room, luminous paint Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 375
Syl Reilly A Selected Word word appears as image in dark room, luminous paint Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 375
Syl Reilly Spirit Answers word appears as image in dark room, luminous paint Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 375
Syl Reilly "Ghostlite" in the Dark Seance The Evil Eye, Spooky Lights, Apparitions of Spirit Articles, Ghostly Faces, Ectoplasm, Ghost Materialization, using luminous paint Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 379
Edward Saint Spirit Lights under Test Conditions seance style, luminous paint Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 383
Elray Bughouse effects with metal bugs, those you can press a piece of steel to make a sound, in a box makes sound to answer questions The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 57) 233
R. M. Jamison The Oracle Speaks answer to a question appears on slate, from Thayer Oracle Numbered Question Book, with change box for billets Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2, No. 2) 57
Robert A. Nelson Spirit Flashes in the Dark burning balls of red fire Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 18
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
C. L. Boarde Prophetics mini slate, two flaps The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 81) 330
Hen Fetsch Spirit Bumps ghost in handkerchief with Pop Up Tie The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 112) 452
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
James G. Thompson Jr. Hoiman the Spirick comedy presentation for spirit buzzer, spirit bell, rapping hand etc. The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 119) 479
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
Peter Warlock Pieces of Slate writing appears, version without a flap, chalk can write permanent and nonpermanent The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 134) 537
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
Hen Fetsch Not Far Fetsched ideas for the pop up tie
- Pop Bell (spirit bell)
- Pop Spots (luminous paint)
- Pop Brush (spectator feels ghost brushing on face)
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 164) 656
Don Tanner On a Business Card signed business card in coin envelope with a hole, message appears The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 219) 875
Bill Woodfield Automatic Writing automatic writing turns out to be the selected card, way to write in mirror writing, see also p. 842Variations The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 210) 838
Ormond McGill The Human Aura making aura visible, with a lamp and black paper, optical illusion Psychic Magic - Vol. 4 14
Ormond McGill Let the Spirits Manifest Psychic Magic - Vol. 5 5
Ormond McGill Ectoplasmic Lights luminous paint, two versions Psychic Magic - Vol. 5 8
Ormond McGill Spirit Communications thread with weight is attached in empty bottle and begins to move, pendulumRelated to Psychic Magic - Vol. 5 6
Ormond McGill Automatic Slate Writing spectator writes yes or know on a slate, general comments on automatic writing Psychic Magic - Vol. 5 10
Ormond McGill, Dr. Q Dr. Q's Gyrating Tables table lift Psychic Magic - Vol. 5 14
George Schindler Six Sided Spirit named geometrical figure appears on paper The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 225) 900
Hen Fetsch Simulacrum spectator pushes needle through doll, performer knows where, voodooRelated to The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 236) 942
John Murray Murray's Muse - putting a bill tube into an ice cube
- on glasses for the shrinking quarter to dime trick
- on haunting a house
The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 253) 1013
Don Tanner Let's Bury the Dead living dead test mixed with haunted pack The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 293) 1171
Robert Gysel Spirit Tie for the spirit cabinet Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 309
James G. Thompson Jr. Hoiman, the Spirick routine für Dr. Taylor's Improved Spirit Buzzer, electronic Top Secrets of Magic 89
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
Tony Corinda 18. The White Swami writing appears between two slates The Swami Gimmick 22
Unknown No. 11. A Mediumistic Effect message from a dead personRelated to
  • Joseph Rinn's " Searchlight of Psychical Research", 1954
The Swami Gimmick 20
William P. Miesel Another Spirit Slate after writing appears, slate is still wet The Cardiste (Issue 10) 9
John Howie Psychicoin spirit taps, with coin and ashtray, eventually coin penetrates ashtrayInspired by
  • L. Vosburgh Lyon's "The Tapping Ball" in Bruce Elliott's "Magic as a Hobby"
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 348) 219
Tony Corinda Introduction on medium / seance effects Mediumistic Stunts 275
Tony Corinda Mediumistic Patter Mediumistic Stunts 276
Tony Corinda Establishing "Atmosphere" in the Seance Room Mediumistic Stunts 277
Tony Corinda The Stage Medium Mediumistic Stunts 278
Tony Corinda Bibliography - Reference Books on Mediumship Mediumistic Stunts 279
Tony Corinda (1) Spirit Writing on slate, chemical Mediumistic Stunts 280
Tony Corinda Reference to Mediumistic Effect in Other Steps Related to Mediumistic Stunts 278
Tony Corinda (2) Spooky Stunts for a Blackout Mediumistic Stunts 281
Tony Corinda (3) Astral Signs signs in mid air in the dark, luminous paint Mediumistic Stunts 281
Tony Corinda (4) The Spirit Hand hand appears and tries to grasp at the audience, luminous paint Mediumistic Stunts 281
Tony Corinda (5) Carboard Skeleton luminous paint Mediumistic Stunts 281
Tony Corinda (6) Fire Balls table tennis balls and luminous paint Mediumistic Stunts 281
Tony Corinda (7) "It" luminous appearance, paint Mediumistic Stunts 281
Tony Corinda (8) Ectoplasm producing ectoplasm, luminous paint Mediumistic Stunts 282
Tony Corinda (9) Apports tapping noises in the dark Mediumistic Stunts 282
Tony Corinda (10) Spirit Lights small sparks of light, wire wool and battery Mediumistic Stunts 281
Tony Corinda (11) The Icy Hand weird touches in the dark, wet and cold Mediumistic Stunts 283
Tony Corinda (12) The Message in Mid Air writing appears in mid air then it vanishes, luminous paint Mediumistic Stunts 283
Tony Corinda (13) The Spirit Candles three candles go out one by one Mediumistic Stunts 283
Tony Corinda (14) The Waistcoat Escape removing waistcoat and leaving jacket on, while one hand is held by spectator Mediumistic Stunts 284
Tony Corinda (15) The Stage Spirit Cabinet different effects (instruments etc.) special rope Mediumistic Stunts 286
Punx (16) Telekinecards ESP cards on a board move on their own, as the spectator wishes, third hand gimmick Mediumistic Stunts 288
Eusapia Palladino (17) The Palladino Table Lift one person table lift, with ringRelated to Mediumistic Stunts 289
Tony Corinda (18) Table Lifting with Arm Hooks two person method Mediumistic Stunts 291
Tony Corinda (19) Table Lifting with Waist Hooks two person method Mediumistic Stunts 291
Tony Corinda (20) The Haunted Ball tennis ball rolls from table Mediumistic Stunts 292
Tony Corinda (21) Spirit Guide ghostly figure appears, luminous paint Mediumistic Stunts 293
Tony Corinda (22) The Dead Hand Writes dead hand in a box marks billet with the dead name Mediumistic Stunts 293
Tony Corinda (23) Corinda's Ghost Walk ghost appears, luminous paint Mediumistic Stunts 294
Tony Corinda (24) Spirit Moulding ghost mould his hand in wax, as a proof Mediumistic Stunts 295
Tony Corinda (25) Phoney Business no medium, four cards and a letter Mediumistic Stunts 296
Al Koran, Tony Corinda (28) The Ouija Board Mediumistic Stunts 299
Tony Corinda (29) Spirit Writing on a Slate writing appears, with assistant Mediumistic Stunts 299
Robert A. Nelson Spirit Portraits portrait of selected VIP appears on a slate More Miracles in Mentalism 22
Mahendra Voices from the Grave whispering sounds from trumpet, ventriloquism More Miracles in Mentalism 29
Loel Nelson Spirit Kisses spectators feel kisses in the darkVariations More Miracles in Mentalism 20
Tony Corinda The Challenge Seance challenge a medium Publicity Stunts 383
Robert Parrish Coptic Enigma automatic writing turns out to be the name of selection, when looked at in mirrorInspired by Still More Miracles in Mentalism 7
Dick Johnson The Spirit Speaks thread with weight is attached in empty bottle and begins to move, pendulumRelated to Still More Miracles in Mentalism 29
Dr. Stanley Jaks Die Miniaturklopfhand rapping noise from a small boxAlso published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 74
Paul Curry Chapter Twelve: The Quick and the Dead on spiritualism, seance, Fox Sisters, Davenport brothers Magician's Magic 205
Paul Curry A Simple Spirit Séance Magician's Magic 224
Ned Rutledge The Instant Darkroom thought of symbol, number and letter appear on blank cards Between Two Minds 43
James G. Thompson Jr. A Dark Secret same card is reversed in the deck, spirits turned cards over in the dark Between Two Minds 47
Francis J. Baker Marley's Ghost behind a screen a bell rings and coins move from jar to table, p. 241 for further reference The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4, No. 2) 229
Karl Fulves Babel Willard's thumb tie presentation, coding with dog whistle over telephone (see also p. 68), ectoplasm The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 7) 176
Robert Gysel Lights Out way to prove that performer is standing at the wall in dark room when he is actually free to move around The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 8) 341
Billy McComb, Ken De Courcy Uncle's Will Slates messages appear on slates, comedy I Did It My Way 13
Arthur Setterington All Hallows Eve spooky presentation, word chosen from a book appears on picture in a frame Straight Line Mysteries 43
Karl Fulves Money Talks spirit raps with two coins and a pencil Close-Up Mental Magic 44
Bill Joy Revelry in a Haunted House doll house used for seance effects The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 78
Robert Parrish Floating Table seance type The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 9th Folio) 767
Al Mann Suspended Animation thread with weight is attached in empty bottle and begins to move, pendulum, different bottles, with threads of different lengthsRelated to Mental-Ettes 22
Al Mann Spirits by the Number two slates, flapless, apparently showing all four sides empty, message appears on one side, numbered sides Master Slate Secrets - Part I 5
Al Mann Messages from Babel four seance slate methods, several ungimmicked slates Master Slate Secrets - Part I 8
Al Mann Many Voices nine small slates and a bigger one, messages appear on two slates Master Slate Secrets - Part I 9
Al Mann, Henry Slade The Ultimate Slate Test Master Slate Secrets - Part I 15
Al Mann, J. F. Orrin The 13th Veil normal slate Master Slate Secrets - Part I 17
Al Mann, Harry Faber, Samuel Berland The Spirit of the Faberlands two slates, flapless, apparently showing all four sides empty, message appears on two sidesInspired by
  • Faberlands' "Spirits?" in "The Sphinx" Vol. 20, No. 3
Master Slate Secrets - Part I 1
Stewart James Unique Slate Test Also published here
  • in "The Sphinx" Vol.29 #1, 1930
Master Slate Secrets - Part I 18
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
Al Mann The Reach of the Mind box with several pendulums of different lengths, chosen one starts to moveRelated to Psycho-Mentisis 16
Al Mann The Secret of the Ancients levitation off a chair, brief discussion on seance levitationInspired by
  • U.F. Grant's "Bodies in Orbit", 1963
Psycho-Mentisis 18
Karl Fulves (D) The Haunting light and sound effects from card castle, posed as problem Interlocutor (Issue 37) 147
Karl Fulves The Talking Card Box on Marvin Berger card box with plastic strip that generates sentence when clicked with finger nail, bottle applicationRelated to Interlocutor (Issue 28) 108
Al Mann Remote Psycho-Motion pendulum in bottle begins to swing without touching the bottle nor the table with the hands The Shattered Chalice 15
Thomas Alan Waters Miscellaneous Notes - With A Medium
- In The Dark (in a Seance)
- Trayce (method to see in the dark)
- GiveAway Collecting Box (by Edmund Rowland)
- Contact Mindreading)
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychometry) 147
Thomas Alan Waters Variant Routine answer appears on slate, Double-Locking Addition Slate Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt) 176
Thomas Alan Waters Elementeerie the four elements are written on a slate by spectator and the slate put in an envelope, three elements are chosen and found to be crossed out on the slate, clear flap Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 251
Thomas Alan Waters Amorte sitter in seance feels as getting a kissInspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 272
Thomas Alan Waters Chronomadic "impromptu" seance at staged party, picture transforms and guest vanishes Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 282
Thomas Alan Waters Demon Key demon appears in the dark, monkey Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 290
Thomas Alan Waters Selectrick typewriter rings bell on command Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm) 330
Joseph Dunninger Spirits? assistant does pocket writing of questions from the sitters Master Billet Tests 7
Joseph Dunninger The Method of Obtaining (?) Spirit Communication describtion of a spirit message reading with John Slater Master Billet Tests 12
Unknown Vest Turning No. 13, hands tied, vest turns inside out 101 Psychic Tests 5
Unknown Fireworks No. 14, orange peeling squeezed over flame 101 Psychic Tests 6
Al Mann Fireballs No. 17, in dark seance room 101 Psychic Tests 6
Al Mann Ghost Making No. 18, appearing ghost 101 Psychic Tests 6
Al Mann Card Location No. 15, selection is found by holding it over a flame and little fireworks is seen 101 Psychic Tests 6
Unknown Many Ghosts! No. 19, ghosts appear near mouth of bottle 101 Psychic Tests 6
Unknown Fingertip Ghosts No. 20, luminous paint 101 Psychic Tests 6
Unknown Diabolical Eyes No. 21, light shoots from eyes of medium in dark seance room 101 Psychic Tests 7
Unknown Luminous Eyes No. 22, eyes on poster glow in the dark, luminous paint 101 Psychic Tests 7
Al Mann Causing Beutifull Explosions in the Seance Room No. 25, glowing bubbles explode when set on fire 101 Psychic Tests 7
Unknown Cutting the Apple No. 26, apple on palm is hit by knife, apple splits in two but hand is unharmed 101 Psychic Tests 8
Al Mann Apparitions No. 27, face of ghost appears, gets bigger and smaller and eventually disappears 101 Psychic Tests 8
Al Mann A Magical Substitution No. 28, for stage or seance room, trunk substitution of two persons 101 Psychic Tests 8
Unknown The Spirit Snooperscope! No. 29, using night vision goggles in a seance room 101 Psychic Tests 8
Unknown 'Spirit' Noise Maker No. 30, matchbox makes noise when it's liftet from table 101 Psychic Tests 9
Unknown The Spirit Rapper No. 31 101 Psychic Tests 9
Unknown The Spirit Collar No. 33, steal collar escape 101 Psychic Tests 10
Al Mann Cagliostro's Message! No. 39, question locked in box is answered 101 Psychic Tests 11
Unknown The Whispering Seashell No. 86, hearing a whisper from a seashell, palpitator gimmick 101 Psychic Tests 24
Unknown The Tongues of Hades No. 91, flames are seen in dark seance room 101 Psychic Tests 26
Unknown The Spirit Violin No. 96, violin starts to play in dark room 101 Psychic Tests 27
Unknown The Spirit Harmonica No. 97, harmonica plays on its own 101 Psychic Tests 27
Unknown The Spirit Trumpet No. 98, trumpet plays on its own 101 Psychic Tests 27
Al Mann The AME Spirit Lock No. 101, lock that can be opened with key and with bare hands, construction details 101 Psychic Tests 28
Al Mann Spirit Calling! spirit rings in a reading / seance, morbid Phantom Voices 18
Thomas Alan Waters Bellsamo self-ringing bell, divination of a tarot card Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Spyryt) 571
Thomas Alan Waters Palimptest subtlety for appearing message on a slate Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Spyryt) 576
Thomas Alan Waters Trayf tray to make a hand tapping, a skull clicking the teeth, a spirit buzzer, spirit bell, dancing shoe, an alarm clock spinning its hand Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Spyryt) 579
Thomas Alan Waters HCI tarot cards haunted deck in a handkerchief, two versions, glorpy, plate-lifter gimmickRelated to Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Spyryt) 584
Alex Elmsley The Nodding Skull small skull is nodding as the performer wants it to The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 154
Unknown The Dark Seance at the Table things with tambourine, bell, and the like happen in the dark Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 8 22
Unknown The Dark Circle everybody sits in a circle and hold everybody's hand, but performer gets one hand free Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 8 28
Unknown The Touch of Mysterious Fingers fingers are felt below the table even though all hands are above the table Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 8 30
Robert Gysel Gysel's Method ringing bells wit feet in shoes under table Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 8 32
Unknown The Cabinet Seance spirit cabinet Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 8 33
Unknown The Throw-Away Coat Tie hands tied, yet coat is removed under cover Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 8 38
Anna Eva Fay Anna Eva Fay's Spirit Tie spirit cabinet Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 8 39
Harlan Tarbell Spirit Collar metal collar around neck, locked to chair, for spirit cabinet Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 8 41
Robert Parrish Do the Spirits Return? rapping hand answers questions, rising cards with the hand, card stands uprightInspired byRelated to Great Tricks Revisited 25
Gary Darwin Darwin's Exorcist Live! Woman brought on stage begins to get possessed by a demon, head floats around, body levitates etc. Black Art Breakthroughs 39
Karl Fulves Ouija Jr. 3x4 letters, word chosen by moving according to instructions, it's "ring" and the phone rings Hex Squared 47
David Berglas The Table Levitation presentation for table levitation, spectators put hands on table and it starts to move, without explanation The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 242
David Berglas Séance outline of routine The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 349
David Berglas The Glass Contains Spirits thought of names revealed by the use of a Ouija Board The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 349
David Berglas The Power of Darkness spirit cabinet routine
- Spirit Message, Modern Style
- Seeing is Believing
The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 352
Luke Jermay The Kats Kradle spectator marks a body part on a piece of paper, PK sensation and revealing of additional informationInspired by Building Blocks 75
Oliver Meech Voodoo Business Card Red mark drawn on spectator on a drawing of a human on a business card corresponds to a red mark appearing on magician's shirt Plot Twists 52
Alberto de Figueiredo Más Allá chosen word from magazine appears on slate Magia Demente 73
Christian Scherer Der Sohn des Hofmusikanten combination of Ball and Vase and the Ghost Music BoxInspired byRelated to Schlaglichter 71
Dr. Stanley Jaks Miniature Rapping Hand rapping noise from a small boxRelated toAlso published here The Incredible Dr. Jaks 193