179 entries in Billet / Secret Reading Methods & Peeks
  
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Frederick E. Jones Sealed Billet Reading Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 20
Frederick E. Jones First Test in Reading Sealed Billets envelope is found by muscle reading, then content is revealed, electric torch Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 20
Unknown Making Envelope Transparent alcohol, method with box and sponge in pocketRelated to Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 22
Frederick E. Jones Third Test in Sealed Billet Reading question is folded and put in an envelope, which is sealed with wax and sewn, performer finds the hidden envelope and reveals the question Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 24
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
Al Baker Al Baker's Billet Mystery three billets, envelopes, including the umbrella moveRelated to The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Book) 92
Theodore Annemann The Master of the Message using a stooge The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 4) 13
Theodore Annemann The Modernized Reading for single reading or getting one aheadVariations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 9) 34
Theodore Annemann The Impression Moderne wax coating on envelope as impression deviceRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 43
James G. Thompson Jr. Penetrating Vision reading writing on paper card covered with handkerchiefRelated to Mental Bargain Effects 12
James G. Thompson Jr. Impromptu Vision reading writing on paper card covered with handkerchiefRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 83
Bert Reese Bert Reese Secrets Berthold Riess, billet reading information, soft paper The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1936) 140
Audley Walsh Your Fortune, Miss! method to read billet with deck of cards as cover The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 30) 196
Oscar Weigle Reading Method in Hat You'd be Surprised 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
Theodore Annemann Word, Number and Picture Divination medium divines word, number and duplicates a drawingRelated to "En Rapport" 13
Sid Lorraine The Sealed Message sealed and burned message is divined Greater Magic 889
Dr. Stanley Jaks Hat Pin billet switch with hat pin, then secret reading of informationRelated toAlso published here The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 42) 285
Dr. Stanley Jaks Compact secret billet reading using powder case or compactAlso published here The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 42) 285
Robert Parrish The "Direct" Divination joke Do That Again! 17
Magnuson Devil Device gaffed box for questions, see also p. 570 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 89) 561
Henry Hardin Trance Vision flashlight in bag to put over head to read in the dark The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 97) 599
George Armstrong Geomancy of the Gods Q & A with one envelope and sand as a reading tool The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 30) 125
Elray Glass-Ic sealed message reading technique The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 36) 148
Joseph Dunninger Sealed Mystery sealed message reading system, razor thumb tipRelated to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 32) 133
Audley Walsh Your Fortune, Miss! method to switch and read billet with deck of cards as cover Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 28
Cyril Marriott Your Thought three billets, reading billets in hat, secretly opening and closing , method, umbrella moveRelated to The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 68) 276
Fredric Kolb Envelope Switch and Peek Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 10
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
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 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 Open Window divination of a city, written on paper and sealed in envelope Gems of Mental Magic 90
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 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
Unknown An Improved Sealed-Message Reading one card, two envelopes The Fine Art of Magic 211
George G. Kaplan Mind-Figures using a convex mirror The Fine Art of Magic 214
Harold Braunhut Thoughts Afire secret reading method for text written on postcard put in envelope Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 5 166
Al Baker Pellet Reading with secret opening and reading method The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 316
Al Baker Secret Reading of Billets The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 326
George B. Anderson The Pocket Mindreader - Solved: The used Razor Blade Problem cards in a box, method to see writing, shimmed cards It Must Be Mindreading 46
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
Harris Solomon Solomon's Minds in envelope, psychology of the divination The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 198) 790
Al Baker One-Man Billet Reading The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 413
Milbourne Christopher One Out of 52 several cards are written down, one is selected, performer divines the card More One Man Mental Magic 10
Bill Simon Psychic Okito Box Okito Box for billet reading or Q&ARelated to The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 303) 10
Sydney Bergson Sid's Seer sponge with alcohol dispenser for sealed message readingRelated to The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 313) 55
Sid Lorraine Dictionary Message Reading using peek dictionary to read billets put into it Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 209
Harlan Tarbell "Wrapped Card" Message Reading visiting card is wrapped in paper with window Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 211
Robert Parrish Parrish Mentalism something written into matchbook Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 219
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 Message Reading without a Clue message sealed in pay envelopeRelated to Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 2
Gene Grant Remoto unconventional Q&A routine Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 3
Paul Curry Torn Center Related toAlso published here The Best in Magic 210
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) Alcohol or Chemicals Question and Answer (Readings) 344
Tony Corinda (2) Light Related to Question and Answer (Readings) 344
Tony Corinda, Eric Mason (4) The Clip Board several versions, Eric Mason's Dubbul Question and Answer (Readings) 345
Tony Corinda (3) The Window Envelope Question and Answer (Readings) 345
Orville Wayne Meyer Mindreading Supreme blindfolded, fake muscle-reading with billets More Miracles in Mentalism 14
Malcolm Davison Handling Billets umbrella moveRelated to Magic of the Mind 98
Charlie Miller The Great Billet Test spectator writes name on one of several billets, billet and word on it are divined An Evening with Charlie Miller 38
North Bigbee Secret of the Flame message in envelope, secret reading method, candle Still More Miracles in Mentalism 41
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks Puderdosentrick secret billet reading using powder case or compactAlso published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 75
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks Hutnadel billet switch with hat pin, then secret reading of informationAlso published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 90
Max Malini Billet Reading on toilet paper Malini and His Magic 76
Jack Ketch Private Reading No. 2 billet dropped in cigarette box with slit, secret reading The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 370) 308
Al Koran The Torn Centre center tear handling Al Koran's Professional Presentations 32
James G. Thompson Jr. Embers billet in envelope is burnt, divination of word Between Two Minds 48
Unknown Basic Move 8 opening billet under arm-fold cover The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 8) 185
Roy Fromer Reading Through a Brick thing put on hand, covered with brick, information divined HEX! 86
Dai Vernon Mind Reading secret reading after center tear Expanded Lecture Notes 16
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
Sydney Bergson Non-Center Tear glimpsing content Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 26
Max Lister Easy Message Reading alcohol to make envelope transparent Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 62
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. Third Eye window envelope handling, see p. 527 for idea by Bob Still The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7, No. 6th Folio) 492
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
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
Karl Fulves Remembrance Of Things Past ESP signs design duplication with gaffed peek slate and paramnesia presentation, see also p. 690 for comment The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 1) 683
Karl Fulves History on peek slates, see-through, electronic with light source The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 1) 685
Raymond Hafler Clipboard Peek briefAlso published here
  • "Clipboard Peek" (Ray Hafler, M.U.M.)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 1) 685
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
Al Mann Instant Mindreader The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 8) 744
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
Pierre L. O. A. Keeler Keeler's Baffling Slate Test theory by Al Mann The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 9) 982
Dai Vernon Center Tear - Billet Test The First California Lecture 9
Al Mann The Preparations prefolding Acidus 4
Al Mann Opening and Reading the Billet secret reading, with dummy still in hand Acidus 8
Al Mann TIps on Practicing tips on practicing the Acidus method, on the First-Finger-Grip, on Opening the Billet, and on the Temple Switch Acidus 12
Al Mann Challenges and Outs tips on the Acidus Acidus 14
Al Mann Precautions how to ensure that the billet is not folded more then twice, Acidus Acidus 15
Al Mann The Telephone Effect random person phoned, name divined, method for "On the Wire"Inspired by Acidus 15
Al Mann A Short Cut alternative handling for Acidus Acidus 16
Al Mann Passing Thoughts thought is divined, written on a pad Mental-Ettes 8
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 Preparation constructing The Sibylline Envelope The Sibylline Messages 2
Unknown, Al Baker The Umbrella Move Related to The Apodosis 13
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
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
Al Mann The Azonic Force peek for reading several information on a billet Acidus Plus 5
Orville Wayne Meyer A Letter From Orville Meyer different fold for Mann's The Azonic Force Acidus Plus 7
Bobby Hughes The Hughes Move handling variation for Mann's The Azonic Force Acidus Plus 8
Millard Longman Acidus Novus method for reading information on folded cardRelated to Acidus Plus 2
Unknown From the Thirteen Mann's The Azonic Force mixed with Larry Becker's Zip Code trick Acidus Plus 8
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 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
Thomas Alan Waters IndexRay spectator writes word and initials on folded card, start for a reading Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy) 108
Thomas Alan Waters LeNormand's Legacy question is written on a blank tarot card, card lost in the deck and a reading is givenRelated to
  • T. A. Waters in "Genii" Vol. 28, No. 1, 1963
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy) 99
Thomas Alan Waters LeNormand's Legacy II question is written on a blank tarot card, card lost in the deck and a reading is given, different handling Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy) 101
Thomas Alan Waters Steals - Annemann's steal from a cup
- Jack Yates' steal from a cup with a paper clip and a magnet
- Annemann's steal from an envelope with a thumb tip
- other ideas by T. A. Waters
Related to Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt) 163
Thomas Alan Waters Routine No. 3 (Stage) with a bulldog clip Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt) 177
Thomas Alan Waters Variant Routine (With Dobrin Slate) flap to hide center Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt) 178
Al Mann The Mag-Eye Move while performer tears billet, message is read, with variation Phanta-Graphs 13
Al Mann The Wocus Legacy billet that opens out by itself The Wocus Legacy 1
Al Mann Making the Wocus Legacy Billets The Wocus Legacy 2
Al Mann Handling the Billet put in a box The Wocus Legacy 3
Al Mann The Torn Wocus switching it for a dummy The Wocus Legacy 3
Al Mann The Master's Move in the hands The Wocus Legacy 5
Al Mann The Spirit Ink Bottle question billet is put folded in ink bottle, with Wocus Billet
The Wocus Legacy 6
Gary Lee Williams, Al Mann Wocus II gimmick is added later The Wocus Legacy 7
Al Mann The Wocus Center-Tear combination CT and Wocus II The Wocus Legacy 8
Al Mann The Ballot Box Miracle billet box with trap door The Wocus Legacy 8
Al Mann The Scryer's Podium crystal ball gazing, answering question with the Wocus Lecgacy Billet The Wocus Legacy 4
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
Thomas Alan Waters Flipout prepared Himber Wallet for prediction and as a peek wallet Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm) 327
Gene Grant Phantini's Fabulous Billet Work! peek method from folded peekRelated to The Knight's Gambit 12
Al Mann Instant Mindreading secretary-wallet as a peek wallet Of Gifts and Talents 12
Al Mann, Ron Baillie Baillie's Gem with perforated cards, stealing part of billetInspired by
  • "The Secret Center-Tear" in Ron Baillie's "Universal Mind"
Of Gifts and Talents 13
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
Millard Longman The Ultimate Billet see-through paper Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6, No. 11) 846
Unknown Note: The Lick Switch billet is stolen while envelope is sealed Selected Sealed Message Reading Methods 11
Joseph Dunninger The Medium's Billet Switch Method 6 Selected Sealed Message Reading Methods 12
Joseph Dunninger Simplicity Itself Method 7 (window envelope) Selected Sealed Message Reading Methods 13
Joseph Dunninger Into the Air Method 8 (with flash paper) Selected Sealed Message Reading Methods 15
Joseph Dunninger The Black Medium and the Fire Ritual reading billet while on the way burning it Selected Sealed Message Reading Methods 15
Joseph Dunninger Dumb? Yes and No! Method 10 (changing device) Selected Sealed Message Reading Methods 16
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 A Simple Billet Test blindfolded Master Billet Tests 2
Joseph Dunninger Another Test Impression Method Master Billet Tests 3
Joseph Dunninger, Al Mann Psychic Billet Reading several people Master Billet Tests 3
Joseph Dunninger A Convincing Test billet steal from envelope, with thumb tip Master Billet Tests 7
Joseph Dunninger Mysterious billet steal with bottomless glass 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
Thomas Alan Waters Decivision ten questions in envelopes, blindfoldedRelated to Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Fynys) 732
Kingdon Lieberman Center Tear Substitute billet is placed in folded bill for safekeeping Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9, No. 6) 1221
Richard Osterlind The Surrounded Slow-Motion Center Tear with credit information
- The Paper and its Preparation
- The Mechanics
- Comments
The Surrounded Slow-Motion Center Tear 1
Stan Alexander The Echoing Walls method to read writings on folded business card, while tearing it Scorpio's Curve 3
Al Mann Thot-Coveret variation on Stan Alexander's version Scorpio's Curve 4
Al Mann Salem's Bridge reading method for business cards, slit Scorpio's Curve 5
Al Mann Postman's Curve spectator writes on back of a envelope and folds it, reading method Scorpio's Curve 7
Al Baker The Umbrella Move The Quick and the Dead 12
Alexander de Cova Tektron-X reading method for billet in walletInspired by Secrets No. 2 145
Jas Jakutsch "I.T.O.O" - The "In the Open Opening" secretly opening a billet and reading it Completely Mental - Vol. 2 16
Jas Jakutsch The ITOO Refold different methods to refold the billet again Completely Mental - Vol. 2 17
Jas Jakutsch Getting a Glimpse eight ways of glimpsing an open billet Completely Mental - Vol. 2 18
Jas Jakutsch "Lost & Found" AKA "Six in One" billet routine with four phases, twelve people write down a los object and their initials, spectator finds the right billets, without opening it, divines the content of several and a member of the audience does the same too Completely Mental - Vol. 2 5
Harry Houdini, Jas Jakutsch The "Thumbhole Window" Glimpse Related to
  • Leslie & Harry Anderson's "Time Wrap" in "The Complete Magick, Vol. II" p. 186f.
Completely Mental - Vol. 2 18
Jas Jakutsch The "Hang-Over Glimpse" while holding a pad Completely Mental - Vol. 2 19
Jas Jakutsch The Seriously "Hung-Over Glimpse" Completely Mental - Vol. 2 19
Paul Curry Center Tear Handling Inspired byRelated to Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 264
Al Baker Name and Calling Card Trick secret reading method of slip, using switch The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 724
Eric Mead Peek-a-Book information written on business card and placed in book is secretly read Tangled Web 203
Eric Mead The Under-Fire Peek Tangled Web 232
Dr. Stanley Jaks Hat Pin billet switch with hat pin, then secret reading of informationAlso published here The Incredible Dr. Jaks 152
Dr. Stanley Jaks Television Compact with business card, secret billet reading using powder case or compactAlso published here The Incredible Dr. Jaks 232
Dr. Stanley Jaks Jaks Wallet You and Me and the Devil Makes Three - Volume II 8
Andy (The Jerx) The Revealing Thing Importance of thinking about how to reveal a thought-of word, describes a simple peek for a billet The Jerx 79