540 entries in Propless
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Unknown To thrust a dagger or bodkin into your guts verie strangelie, and to recover immediatlie false belly with animal blood The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 198
Unknown To thrust a bodkin into your head without hurt thin knife through head with blade that slips into handle, optional sponge with blood or wine for additional gore effect The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 196
Unknown To thrust a bodkin through your toong, and a knife through your arme: a pittifull sight, without hurt or danger gimmicked knifes with bend in middle The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 197
Unknown To cut halfe your nose asunder, and to heale it againe presentlie without anie salve gimmicked knife with gap, apparently cut through nose The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 197
Unknown To cut off ones head, and to laie it in a platter, &c: which the jugglers call the decollation of John Baptist decapitation illusion The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 198
Unknown To drawe a cord through your nose, mouth or hand, so sensiblie as is woonderful to see crotch with thread through it, really inside the wood around nose The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 199
Unknown To make one danse naked spectator is made to throw away clothes and dance and stomp, stooge The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXX) 192
Unknown To thrust a peece of lead into one eie, and to drive it about (with a sticke) betweene the skin and flesh of the forehead, untill it be brought to the other eie, and there thrust out lead put in one eye (really into hollow wand) and brought out the other The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 197
Unknown To put a ring through your cheeke ring apparently through cheek (with slit), is taken off and put onto stick that two people hold The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 197
Unknown Right-Left Equivoque Modern Magic 171
Unknown To name the Article taken by each of Four Persons four objects pocketed while performer is out of room, but linked to 4 memorized punch-marked cards More Magic 87
Unknown The Magic Circle "To discover a card or other object that has been touched in the performer's absence", with medium and code More Magic 242
Unknown Egg Swallowing Related to More Magic 342
Unknown Magician's Choice equivoque for three objects Der moderne Kartenkünstler 40
Unknown A Rather Dangerous Trick stunt The Modern Conjurer 300
Unknown Another Similar Feat non-magic balancing stunt The Modern Conjurer 309
Unknown Equivoque about a dozen items Later Magic 151
Unknown CHaSeD Mnemonic The Art of Magic 63
Unknown The Giant Memory ten to fifteen people roll a die, performer remembers all the numbers The Art of Magic 343
Tom Sellers Vibrato medium divines things Tricks That Work 10
Oswald Rae Miracles of Memory mental arithmetic, and list of words, interesting solution and presentation for the mental arithmetic Sub Rosa 91
Oswald Rae Mechanical Method props to help memorizing numbers Sub Rosa 98
Unknown Pulse Stopping Sub Rosa 81
Tom Sellers Oriental Ashes assistant names color of burnt paper ashes, coding Sellers' Secrets 17
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
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
Al Baker Al Baker's Addition Trick with assistent, code The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Book) 86
Theodore Annemann The Bell Mystery coding an object, name is named before number, public telephones SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 41
Al Baker The One I Like performer know which object is taken, bloodless handAlso published here The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Cardially Yours) 495
Theodore Annemann Magician's Choice three items The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 2) 8
Tom Sellers A Two Person Telepathy Effect any object coded with cards Card Tricks That Work 12
Theodore Annemann Music in the Air with pianist, verbal code SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 34
Theodore Annemann Publicity Stunt any information is revealed by partner on other end of phone The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 11) 53
Al Baker Me and Miss Missus coding card to assistent, stacked pack The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Second Book) 119
Robert Parrish Telepathy on the Cuff assistent divines total of number, easy coding The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 40
Theodore Annemann From Out of the Air signaling wireless over radio The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 45
Theodore Annemann Thoughts in the Air medium divines card and object in room, code via cards The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 14) 70
Tom Sellers Novel Telepathy medium divines things in boxes, one ahead Quick Tricks 18
Unknown Codes for Mind Reading with Cards - Talking Code (First Method)
- Talking Code (Second Method)
- Silent Code (Method One)
- Silent Code (Method Two)
- Silent Code for Confederate
Mental Magic with Cards 22
Jean Hugard Amputation Apparently remove thumb, with thimble as extra convincer Thimble Magic 27
Jean Hugard The Elastic Finger Stretch forefinger with thimble as convincer Thimble Magic 27
Vincent Dalban "How Did He Know?" puzzle The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 89
Theodore Annemann Lipreading tip The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 18) 101
Theodore Annemann On the Wire random person phoned, name divinedRelated toVariations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1936) 137
John Goodrum Lost And Found gag You'd be Surprised 52
Unknown Mnemonics for Cards Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 366
Theodore Annemann, Hugh Mackay The Secret Order of the Aces blindfolded assistant duplicates things done with aces The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 28) 173
Robert Parrish Duo Telepathy coding with thumb/nail writer on chalk The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 29) 188
Louis Lam Clairvoyance three spectators put three objects in pockets, medium knows who has what Watch Me Closely 22
Eugene Bernstein the Spirit Grip spectator feels two hands, while only one is touching him Greater Magic 877
David Bamberg Stage Presentation tips on stage presentation, discussing:
- Stage Entrance
- Settings
- The Opening Illusion
- The Follow On
- Patter
- Balance
- Assistants
- Audience Work
- Routining
- Apparatus
- Working to Magicians
- The Climax
- Résumé
Greater Magic 936
H. Adrian Smith Mnemonics with Cards - An Outline of the System
- The Table of Fixed Ideas
- The Card List
- Association of Ideas
- Memorizing a Shuffled Pack
Greater Magic 902
Baffles Brush Tricks of the Trade - Magician's Wax Greater Magic 873
Baffles Brush Elastic Greater Magic 873
Unknown Flesh Color Paint Greater Magic 873
Unknown Hand Levitation Greater Magic 873
Unknown Thread or line Greater Magic 874
Unknown Egg Stains cleaning for nickel, copper, brass Greater Magic 874
Unknown Grease Spots cleaning Greater Magic 874
Unknown Velvet tip Greater Magic 875
Unknown Gold paint tip Greater Magic 875
Unknown Plush goods tip on cleaning Greater Magic 875
H. Adrian Smith Memorizing a List of Objects Greater Magic 907
James G. Thompson Jr. Mephisto Thot medium divines things written on papers The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 46) 313
Theodore Annemann Wireless Telepathy on the possibility of wireless transmission, see also page 342 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 328
Clayton Rawson Behind That Door! medium in another room divines cards, color, word with various methods The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 322
Unknown Yogi Stuff holding a cigarette at the burning end Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1, No. 8) 2
Joseph Ovette Impaled thumb covered with newspaper is pierced with needles Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2, No. 4) 2
Barbara Stanwyck Bits of Presto article touched in other room, performer knows, same with card selection The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 52) 359
Kent Arthur Right Number person in book selected, someone phoned who names this nameVariations The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 58) 421
Dr. Van Deusen, Bruce Elliott Finger Finger number of held-up fingers divined repeatedly, see also page 476 for idea by Vosburgh Lyons The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 65) 451
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
David P. Abbott Magician's Choice out of eight items The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 58) 422
Eddie Joseph Man of Attraction The Human Magnet, sticky substance, prelude with some "body magic" stunts The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 64) 447
John Houdi, Dr. George W. Crane The Houdini Breath Control Method The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 92) 571
Theodore Annemann Weird Wire medium phoned and tells one out of five designs, selected cards and wordVariations The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 89) 558
James G. Thompson Jr. The Eyes Have It coding only with eye movementRelated to The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 80) 519
James G. Thompson Jr. The Passing of Sherlock Holmes medium out of room, then returns to divine type of murder and a playing card transposes with the Ace of Spades (Death Card) The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 103) 621
Lulu Hurst The Secret of the Georgia Wonder general information and:
- The Balance Test
- The Downward Thrust
- The Heavy Weight Lifting Test
- The Chair that Won'd be Forced
- The Umbrella Test
- The Uncontrollable Cane or Cue
- The Unruly Chair
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 93) 575
Ralph W. Read Animal Magnetism Demonstrations with Common Objects, see following entries for details The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 118) 693
Joseph H. Fries Painless Chirurgery cut in thumb heals The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 126) 730
Lew Smith, L. Vosburgh Lyons The Fairy Goblet spectator remembers long forgotten memory, psychological (and weird) The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 133) 761
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
Al Baker Phenomenal Memory The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 231
Al Baker The Polish Psychic number through name The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 235
Al Baker The Celebrity Feat stooge codes celebrity name with playing cards The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 234
James G. Thompson Jr. Moonlight Madness thorough discussion of his and Julia Thompson's Two-Person Code Act, involving flash light for coding, ESP coding, see also p. 348 of Pallbearers Review for credit claimRelated to The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 135) 769
Orville Wayne Meyer Hit Parade spectator thinks of song from top ten, pianist starts playing it, verbal code The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 139) 787
Theodore Annemann Headline Hunter magician's choice strategy The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 151) 883
Theodore Annemann Gaglets one object is revealed by medium on telephone The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 19) 81
Walter B. Gibson Mind Over Money memorizing the serial number of a bill and other ideas about quickly memorizing things on a bill The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 1) 3
Bruce Elliott New Finger! Finger! performer divines amount of fingers two person hold up, with his back turned The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 1) 2
Syl Reilly The Phantom Tray chosen object is determined, luminous paint Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 378
Edward Marlo The Hand Behind the Dice Cup hand care Shoot the Works 46
Shaman 13 Steps by placing the deck on the stairs, different positions The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 29) 121
Shaman Mental Mirror word and card are divined by medium, cards code word The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 39) 160
Unknown Improved "The Eyes Have It" Related to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 29) 120
Elray Cue It! code with a thread, routine wit cigarettes, a book, cards and numbers The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 34) 141
James G. Thompson Jr. "Peek-Deck" Pappy Taylor's Peek Deck, as a code Related to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 46) 188
Stuart Robson, James Mc Knight Horrors! pins through tongue, lamb's tongue The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 27) 113
Buatier de Kolta, Carl Brema With Whiskers De Kolta's beard pochette / topit The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 27) 114
Joe Berg Joe Berg's "Double Cross" chalk crosses travel from paper into performer's hand Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 3 57
Gerald Kosky Touch-Me-Not finding hidden object, fake, code The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 59) 242
Herb Runge Iron Finger! stopping an electric fan with the thumb The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 73) 298
Jean Hugard Foiling the Iron Grip escaping a strong man's grip Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2, No. 3) 64
Jean Hugard Forcing the Choice of one of Four Packets several approaches to the magician's choice Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1, No. 11) 47
Walter B. Gibson Tom Dick & How Many? three people each raising a different amount of fingersInspired by The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 74) 302
Bruce Elliott Make the Pulse Go Faster The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 91) 371
Don Medley This Is It! reading mind over phone, see Back Room #96 for correctionRelated toVariations The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 94) 380
Bruce Elliott Finger Finger Related to My Best 202
Jack Vosburgh Trinking Test objects placed in hat, medium knows which were removed My Best 217
Verne Chesbro Chesbro On Heath's "Dy-Cyphering" coding numbers with dice My Best 244
Wilbur T. Kattner The Perfect Pitch Test chords are transmitted, people hold fingers on piano keys and think of the sound My Best 206
Dr. Cecil E. Nixon Odloscope mind reading machine My Best 328
James G. Thompson Jr. Moonlight Madness with flashlight bulb attached to the performer's rearRelated to My Best 265
Robert A. Nelson A. T. and T. Telepathy selected card is divined by a called person, freely selected in the phone book Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 7
Eddie Clever Out Of the Ether medium in other room reveals, chosen card, words etc. Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 36
John Booth E-Z Mindreading toy telephone to transmit six selected cards to medium Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 53
Laurie Ireland Betchas collection of bar bets, several reprints of the Phoenix Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 6
Tom Fitzgerald Hand(y) Magic - removing thumb and forefinger
- the pendulum (arm swing)
- arm control
- stretching arm and palms up
- hitting hand on the edge of a table, gag
My Best 234
George Starke Elastic Fingers little finger seems to grow Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3, No. 2) 133
Unknown Distant Mental Communication assistent in different room lists objects that are freely selected Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 206
C. R. Eaton Two Tips on Tricks - needle through thumb ( illusion of blood)
- Silk to Egg (color of the eggs)
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 8
Milbourne Christopher Color Code coding colorsInspired by The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 105) 421
Billy McComb William's Fantastic Table table lift, with ring, then legs fall off and when the table top is shown, the hand stuck to it apparently cut off from the armRelated to The First Book of William 44
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Memory Plus Miracles list of twenty words is memorized by performer, then medium is called, who divines words too, carbon envelope Gems of Mental Magic 21
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley New Bills for Old ten serial numbers are noted on a blackboard, performer is blindfolded and can call out all the numbers Gems of Mental Magic 44
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 Astral Addition medium is blindfolded and reveals numbers written down by spectator Gems of Mental Magic 12
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Birthday Telepathy medium on stage, spectators whisper month of birth and zodiac sign to performer, medium divines both, also to pitch zodiac sheets Gems of Mental Magic 80
Bob Somerfeld Nice Doggy! medium over phone divines selected object, dog as medium, barking Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 10
Bob Somerfeld Telepaphone phone numbers are written on billets, one is selected, person at other end divines chosen cardInspired by
  • Howard Savage's "The Phantom Phone" in "The Sphinx", June 1929
Related to
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 153) 612
John Hamilton Folder! coding a card by a folded sheet of paper The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 160) 643
Bob Somerfeld Paper code Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 12
Louis Tannen The Psychic Number 7 using telephone code Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 5 188
Stuart P. Cramer Parlour Yoga - pulse stopping
- blood flow
- hand turns white
- pin smashed in table with palm
- hand removed from skunk trap
Related to The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 178) 713
Orville Brasher Comedy Bit with the Wrist Chopper cut finger Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 8
Al Baker Al Baker's Envelope Switch window envelopes The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 306
Al Baker Mnemonics as applied to Conjuring numbers, cards, theory The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 345
Al Baker No-Nomonics linking initals with objects The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 301
Tom Fitzgerald ABECEDARIAN stunt where alphabet is written alternately forwards and backwards The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 190) 759
Al Baker The Stethoscope using stooge and signal The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 337
Al Baker Parlor Telepathy similar to "silent code" The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 313
Al Baker Baker's Eight-Card Trick card is coded by calling out other cards The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 303
Cy Keller Say it with Music!!! record is selected and medium divines it, interesting presentation The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 188) 752
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
Bill Frazee Stretching a Finger optical illusion Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 40
Ormond McGill Blood and Pulse Control stopping and starting pulse at will Psychic Magic - Vol. 5 25
Ormond McGill Black Death pulse in both arms and heart beat stops Psychic Magic - Vol. 5 27
Ormond McGill Yogi Anesthetic human pincushion, needles are pushed in arm, needle through the flesh of a spectator Psychic Magic - Vol. 5 27
Ormond McGill The Trap Mystery activating a jump trap without being harmedRelated to Psychic Magic - Vol. 6 8
Ormond McGill The Brain Illusion spectator looks through the flame of a candle and apparently sees his own brain, optical illusion Psychic Magic - Vol. 6 5
Bob Somerfeld Telephone Code playing card, apparently waiting for the other person to pick up the phone Mind Reader's Digest 3
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
John Murray Dancing Dollar communicating with medium, thread The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 225) 900
Nelmar Levitation of a Bar of Iron bar of iron is held by two spectators, it raises and lowers at the performer's fingertips, suggestionRelated to
  • Nelmar's "20 Hypnotic Tricks"
Psychic Magic - Vol. 6 9
Ormond McGill Visible Astral Radiation radiating lines appear between fingertips of the hands, optical illusion Psychic Magic - Vol. 4 13
Ormond McGill The Human Aura making aura visible, with a lamp and black paper, optical illusion Psychic Magic - Vol. 4 14
Ormond McGill Distant Magnetic Force spectator has a sensation of coldness on his hand when performer points on his palm Psychic Magic - Vol. 4 15
Ormond McGill Animal Magnetic Presentation spectator feels presence and energy of performer Psychic Magic - Vol. 4 18
Nelmar Eyes in the Dark eyes glow in the darkRelated to
  • Nelmar's "20 Hypnotic Tricks"
Psychic Magic - Vol. 6 6
Bob Somerfeld Mind over Miles medium on phone divines ESP symbol, playing card and chosen headline from Newspaper Pieces of Mind 13
John Hamilton Nameology giving people 7 figure numbers, being able to name them again years later The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 289) 1155
Gerald Kosky Tricky Mentalist without Cards twenty signed cards are returned later to correct persons, Gibson's Super Memory with business cards, see p. 1177 for correctionsInspired by The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 292) 1168
Aage Darling Suprema medium does psychometry routine with five objects in envelopes I'll Read Your Mind 26
John Hamilton Code in the Chest coding card using case and table The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 307) 26
Robert Parrish Duo Telepathy coding with thumb/nail writer on chalk Annemann's "No Code" Telepathy 4
Robert Parrish Telepathy on the Cuff! assistent divines total of number, easy coding Annemann's "No Code" Telepathy 7
Theodore Annemann Thoughts in the Air medium divines card and object in room, code via cards Annemann's "No Code" Telepathy 10
Jack Yates Money and the Medium bill put in one of several envelopes, medium finds correct one Minds in Duplicate 27
Alan Barnert Phoney person on telephone knows card three times, three different methodsRelated toAlso published here The Best in Magic 203
Tony Corinda The Photographic Memory list of numbers Mnemonics and Mental Systems 80
Tony Corinda The Amazing Memory Test - The First Stage (the system)
- The Second Stage (connecting the objects to the learned list)
- The Application of The Amazing Memory System
- Calling the Objects Back
Mnemonics and Mental Systems 61
Tony Corinda The Knight's Tour Mnemonics and Mental Systems 67
Tony Corinda Chess Trickery Mnemonics and Mental Systems 68
Tony Corinda To Play Unlimited Games at Once other system for The Foolproof System of Chess, more people Mnemonics and Mental Systems 69
Tony Corinda The Foolproof System of Chess playing against several players simultaneously and winning the majority of themRelated to Mnemonics and Mental Systems 68
Tony Corinda (11) Memory Systems Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 141
Tony Corinda, Al Baker The Application of the Mnemonic Number Code (1) for mental arithmetic
(2) for coding at the phone (Al Baker)
(3) two person act, arithmetic
(4) Corinda's "Fourteenth Book Test", coding with medium
Related to Mnemonics and Mental Systems 78
Tony Corinda The Mnemonic Number Code based on the Gregor von Feinaigle memory system Mnemonics and Mental Systems 77
Tony Corinda No. 10. Two Person Telepathy medium in other room gets a selected word from a bookInspired by
  • Frank Chapman and Ralph Read's "20 Stunners with a Nailwriter", 1944
The Swami Gimmick 19
Tony Corinda (1) Psychical Research versus Mentalism esp cards, with assistant Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 146
Tony Corinda (10) Blindfold "Noughts and Crosses" assistant plays tic-tac-toe blindfolded Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 155
Dr. Spencer Thornton Pulse Control slow down, speed up and eventually stop the pulse, method without gimmick Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 2
Tony Corinda A Day for any Date Mnemonics and Mental Systems 71
Tony Corinda Summary of the Day for any Date System Mnemonics and Mental Systems 72
Tony Corinda Performance of the "A Day for any Date" Effect Mnemonics and Mental Systems 72
Tony Corinda Tele-Directory Test with assistand Book Tests 213
Tony Corinda (1) The Code Act: Verbal general remarks on verbal coding systems Two Person Telepathy 238
Walford Taylor Telepathy for Two Introduction
Two Person Telepathy 240
Walford Taylor Section 1 - The Basic Number Code - Telling a Person's Age
- Ticket Numbers
- Dates
Two Person Telepathy 240
Walford Taylor Section 2 - Coins - Coin Code
- Coin Dates
Two Person Telepathy 242
Walford Taylor Section 3 - Colours Two Person Telepathy 243
Walford Taylor Section 4 - Materials Two Person Telepathy 243
Walford Taylor Section 5 - The Alphabet Code Two Person Telepathy 243
Walford Taylor Section 6 - Objects Two Person Telepathy 244
Walford Taylor Section 7 - The Final Object List Two Person Telepathy 245
Walford Taylor Section 8 - Cards Two Person Telepathy 246
Walford Taylor Section 2 - Countries actually section 9 Two Person Telepathy 246
Walford Taylor Section 10 - Christian Names Two Person Telepathy 248
Walford Taylor Conclusion Two Person Telepathy 249
Walford Taylor Appendix - Further Codes
- Procedure
Two Person Telepathy 249
Tony Corinda (2) Sub-Miniature Radio Equipment transmitter/receiver, technical method Two Person Telepathy 250
Tony Corinda (3) Electrical Two-Person Communicator Unit: CODE with torchRelated to Two Person Telepathy 252
Tony Corinda Improved Light Communicator based on the Thompson methodRelated to Two Person Telepathy 252
Tony Corinda How to Code with the Light Communicator - Numbers
- Playing Cards
- The Alphabet
Two Person Telepathy 255
Tony Corinda (4) Summary of the Light Communicator Two Person Telepathy 257
Tony Corinda (5) Miscellaneous Code Systems for Full Routines - Radio-Controlled Pulse
- Action Signals
-Sound Reading
Two Person Telepathy 257
Tony Corinda (27) Cryptopsychism medium reveals word, code Mediumistic Stunts 298
Tony Corinda (9) Time Codes coding, both count at the same timeRelated to Two Person Telepathy 260
Tony Corinda (10) Positional Codes Related to Two Person Telepathy 260
Tony Corinda (2) Smoke Gets in Your Eyes positional code, with ashtray and cigarette Two Person Telepathy 263
Tony Corinda, Punx (8) Musical Mindreading spectator's name composer and pianist starts to play their songs Two Person Telepathy 269
J. G. Reed The Million Dollar Test esp, code with two watches Card Tricks 312
Fredric Kolb Telepathy in HI-FI medium in other room, when she comes back, she divines chosen record and song More Miracles in Mentalism 19
Robert A. Nelson Perpetual Calendar chart, no memory system More Miracles in Mentalism 31
Tom Sellers A Pseudo Memory Feat cities and numbers, on cards, when spectator names city performer knows number Magic of the Mind 66
Gerry Findler Mystic Signs medium divines selected design card Magic of the Mind 90
Gerry Findler Clip Board Substitutes several methods to code a small number to the medium Magic of the Mind 93
Ernest Heldman A Hand-Y Bit three body stunts / gags
- finger are same size
- arm grows
- arm shrinks
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 369) 303
Harry Lorayne Force Prediction equivoque out of about twelve cards Close-up Card Magic 100
Paul Curry Thoughts from Afar medium on telephone knows selected cardRelated to Magician's Magic 183
Robert Heller Coding System letters, numbers and objects Magician's Magic 176
Aaron Wainer Phonetics random person called during performance says that he also has a magician guest who had him choose a card, they match The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 8) 37
Karl Fulves The Connection assistant phoned, he divines card The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 9) 44
Karl Fulves Babel Larry Weeks New York convention, Jay Weiler, critics of magazines, Magigram, coding with dog whistle (see also p. 176) The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 2) 68
John Hudak Printer's Demon phoned medium reveals content on a page on freely selected newspaper, see p. 874 for credit informationRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 3) 77
Arthur Setterington Thought Reflection two person telepathy, coding system for numbers, sum is divined as well as a word from a book Stranger Mysteries 16
James G. Thompson Jr. Telepathy by the Clock seconds countingRelated to Between Two Minds 34
Ned Rutledge, James G. Thompson Jr. Murder, INC. murder game, with ten pieces of information and assistant organizing everything while performer is out of the room Between Two Minds 38
Roger Klause Pin-E-Tration pin through skin of the finger and apparently painless into spectator's wrist The Art of Close-Up Magic - Volume 1 242
Wizard Beal A Telling Beat method to make a visual and tactile heart beat, spectator feels heart beat of performer and gets card The Art of Close-Up Magic - Volume 1 170
Edward Marlo Magician's Choice for Three Objects Expert Card Conjuring 88
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
Ben Christopher Other Voices card and color divined by medium in other roomRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 9) 191
Stuart P. Cramer The Parlor Yogi stopping pulse and blood flow HEX! 1
J. "Rink" van Rinkhuyzen, Somerset Maugham Grand Guignol thumb is cut with a knife until the performer bleeds, wound is healed The Art of Close-Up Magic - Volume 2 126
Steve Shimm Game-Playing Machines article about simple computer programs applied to (card) games
- Banker And Broker (cutting the high card)
- The Tic-Tac-Toe Machine
- Computer At The Card Table
- The Machine As Innovator
Related to Epilogue (Issue 7) 52
David Ray Figures Fantastic one of 9 number cards chosen, assistant divines (placement code on table) HEX! 60
Tony Shiels Mollusca Mental assistant finds hidden coin under one of six shells by holding a big shell to her ear, code The Art of Close-Up Magic - Volume 2 56
David Ray Stigmata design cards, one design chosen with card sword (!), design appears on skin with luminous paint HEX! 63
Francis J. Baker Devil's Dial number dialled, person at other end divines a number, see also p. 342 & 348Related toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 5) 327
Wilbur T. Kattner The Arrow of Time performer slows down time in defined area, in there things falls slower, a pendulum swings slower, tuning fork changes pitch, pulse goes slower, then everything stops, then reverses, without methods posed as "exercise" The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 8) 341
Harry Lorayne Peg System for letters and numbers Reputation-Makers 194
Harry Lorayne The Memory Magic Square combination of magic square and memorizing list of random objects Reputation-Makers 193
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
Jack Kent Tillar "Blister" blister appears on fingerVariations Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 379
Paul Siegel Master Mind Doorway to Delusion 31
Tom Sellers Want Ad Test apparently contents of newspaper ads memorized (Stanley Jaks presentation), see also p. 565Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7, No. 7) 520
Paul Siegel Astral Relation objects of audience members, one is selected and divined by medium Doorway to Delusion 32
Jerry Mentzer Spirit Writing four objects listed on business card, paper balled up, chosen item vanishes from list and appears written on balled-up paper Close-up Cavalcade 157
Unknown Wong How Was A Chinaman bar bet, one has to repeat exactly the actions of the performer Pabular (Vol. 1, No. 4) 50
Karl Fulves Speak Up phone number converted to "psychic equivalent" with calculator, this number called and something divined, see also p. 815 for comment by J. BensonInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 8) 748
Karl Fulves ESPhone medium knows card, simple code Close-Up Mental Magic 11
Tony Faro Town Divinition coding a town Pabular (Vol. 1, No. 4) 50
Tony Faro The Hand Resteth blindfold, code Pabular (Vol. 1, No. 4) 50
Joe Karson No Feet - Some Feat legs disappear The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 69
Karl Fulves Babel Dai Vernon, Skinner on Tonight Show, Houdini, George Daily, Doug Henning's "The Magic Show", lengthening fingers in candle by Ali Kasim Dheen (anecdote from Sphinx) The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 7) 732
Charles Nyquist, James G. Thompson Jr. Retrospective long article about the evolution of phone effects, reprinted from Sphinx, 1942
- "20th Century Telepathy" (John Northern Hilliard)
- John Percival, Benedict and Paul Rockwood versions
- Fred D. Muth & elimination principle
- "One By Swindle" (F. Jackson)
- U. F. Grant
- "Colored Silks" (Earl Thomas)
- "Operator Calling" (Harris Solomon)
- "Right Number" (Kent Arthur)
- "The Phantom Phone" (Howard Savage)
- "Winged Thoughts" (J. G. Thompson, Jr.)
- "Phoned Thots" (Orville Meyer)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 6) 952
Francis Carlyle More Tips and Bits - memory stunt linked to David Roth
- Laurie Irelnd Charlier Pass Peek
- Dunninger using prominent people
- remembering serial number of bill
The Magic of Francis Carlyle 129
Karl Fulves Clocks and Cards clock time duplication, then drawn card is found by medium Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 414
John Bragoli Collected Thoughts with medium, one spectator remembers a word and another a card, very clever Pabular (Vol. 2, No. 4) 194
Unknown Odd Optic the floating finger illusion, gag, produce a sausage Pabular (Vol. 2, No. 1) 157
Unknown Mnemonic Code letters / numbers, Numerical Dictionary The Magic of Francis Carlyle 134
Al Mann The Telephone Effect random person phoned, name divined, method for "On the Wire"Inspired by Acidus 15
Olof Jonsson, Al Mann Over the Telephone shuffled ESP cards in envelope, order is divined over phone The Third Ecstasy 29
Philip T. Goldstein Burnt Offerings assistant reads ashes of a burnt business card and reveals a chosen ESP symbol The Blue Book of Mentalism 7
Philip T. Goldstein Elemental one of the four elements is predicted The Blue Book of Mentalism 18
Philip T. Goldstein, Arthur Emerson 'tis the Season to Be Lying four name tags, spectator finds the one with the real name, based on Arthur Emerson's "Liar's License" in Sam Dalal's Swami magazine, marking method The Blue Book of Mentalism 10
Philip T. Goldstein Geometric Coin prediction of a shape and a coin The Blue Book of Mentalism 15
Philip T. Goldstein On Equivoque Verbal Control 1
Philip T. Goldstein Forcing One of Five Objects Verbal Control 3
Philip T. Goldstein Verbal Overkill Approach Verbal Control 3
Philip T. Goldstein Finger Force way to form a two digit number by holding up fingers, limited outcome, forceRelated to
  • "It's in the Book" (Ray Hyman, Linking Ring, Oct. 1953, p. 65)
Para-Sight 9
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
Al Mann The Uninvited three books, unknown person is called which names the chosen words Of Words and Wizards 13
Philip T. Goldstein, Bob Wagner, Tot O'Regan Revised 'Simbal Dek' System coding a symbol with a card The Green Book of Mentalism 8
Philip T. Goldstein Combo performer divines a shape and a card The Green Book of Mentalism 7
Al Mann Imponderable Energy abnormal lift, person is lifted by four spectators on their index fingersRelated to
  • Professor Nika in Teral Garrett's "Psycho-Gizmo Vol. 4"
Psycho-Mentisis 14
Henry Christ Tele-Dice dice trick over telephone The Chronicles (Issue Close-up Folio No. 11) 11
Gerald Kosky To Tell The Truth? performer finds out who has an object by asking one questionVariations Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1, No. 6) 61
Francis Carlyle The Blindfold Act Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 129
Al Baker Lesson performer know which object is taken, bloodless handAlso published here The Chronicles (Issue 1) 1071
Karl Fulves The Isis Slate coding four numbers (or other things) with two lines on a slateVariations The Chronicles (Issue 1) 1072
Bruce Barnett Letters more ideas on the Isis Slate coding systemInspired by The Chronicles (Issue 4) 1101
Karl Fulves In Writing three coins on table, chosen coin vanishes and reappears inside sealed envelope, one out of three force with written instructions The Chronicles (Issue 2) 1076
Karl Fulves, Alvin Stine To The Dogs newspaper test over phone by Alvin Stine with a special issue of NY Times Interlocutor (Issue 40) 160
Sam Rosenfeld Apocalypse Variaions or Additions Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2, No. 4) 190
Karl Fulves The Shamrock Code one of five objects, how a drinking glass is held The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 5
Philip T. Goldstein Phona someone phoned who names zodiac of the caller The Yellow Book of Mentalism 13
Karl Fulves Simple Ciphers on simple codes, purists and confederates The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 1
Karl Fulves The Enciphering Technique for the upcoming code The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 5
Karl Fulves Tips On The Handling of the Shamrock Code The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 8
Karl Fulves The Date Problem coding a date, posed as a problem The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 22
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
Karl Fulves "Turning" The Spectator spectator unwittingly codes information The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 20
Stephen Mathews Gemini Rope rope around spectator's fourth finger, it's pulled and penetrates finger
- The Basic Method
- Stephen Mathews Notes
- Notes By Karl Fulves
Related to The Chronicles (Issue 17) 1225
Al Smith, Arthur Day, Fred Snooks Fumdubulators - producing false teeth and a skull
- floating crisp
- producing a potato from a crisp bag (Arthur day)
- Irish Key Ring, key ring on false end of a key, gag (Arthur Day)
- bar bet with matchbox (Fred Snooks)
Pabular (Vol. 6, No. 4) 836
Karl Fulves Digital Dollars over the phone game, to win highest value billRelated toVariations Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 68
Frank Ross The Truth three objects take by spectators, two spectators lie and one tells the truth, performer knows which one, credit information The Chronicles (Issue 25) 1307
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
Karl Fulves Color Coding over phone Parallel Lines 18
Philip T. Goldstein One Hand Clapping coding system, for zodiac signs or other lists The Violet Book of Mentalism 5
Paul Harris Biological Vanish small rubber ball transforms into finger tip Close-up Fantasies - Book I 69
Paul Harris Thumb-Break thumb squashed flat against card, then card to pocket Close-up Fantasies Finalé 69
Thomas Alan Waters No. 2: On the Wired Thought random person phoned, name divined and the person names a year which is divined too, combination of two Annemann effectsRelated to Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt) 183
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
Martin Gardner Quant Quirk 4x4 square of 16 cards, some face-up some face-down randomly, with certain allowed turnover moves one has to get all cards in one direction, sucker game Octet 18
Gene Grant Thoughts Across Space medium on phone, divines chosen objects and information Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 97
Bill Voss Instant Rapport easy to teach/learn code, code words on back of long-short-pairs Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4, No. 8) 524
Unknown, George Starke 74. Dexterous Digits little finger is apparently stretched Self-Working Table Magic 91
Arthur Setterington Thimble Finger "Here are a couple of gags which create a great deal of amusement and surprise especially amongst the ladies."
mummified finger in box
Pabular (Vol. 7, No. 6) 1051
Thomas Alan Waters SOREcery blister appears on thought of finger Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 245
Chris Ball Basket Case joke and idea to generate tips, with finger chopper Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 33
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 Zodiaxis medium on the other end divines zodiac from spectatorInspired byRelated to Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 265
George Schindler Rubik's Prediction color chosen via six card, only chosen color magically solves itself The Magic of the Cube 12
Meir Yedid The Zig-Zag Thumb finger magic, thumb is moved Fork Full of Appetizers 61
Wayne Kyzer Caught comedy routine with a bear trap, activating a jump trap without being harmedRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 20
Max Maven Flair Play coding with a penInspired by The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1, No. 7) 59
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
Unknown Blood Writing No. 34, blood message appears on arm 101 Psychic Tests 10
Unknown Real Blood Writing No. 35, blood writing appears on arm 101 Psychic Tests 10
Unknown Stigmata! No. 36, hands placed on cardboards, blood imprint appears 101 Psychic Tests 10
Unknown The Strangulation Test No. 59, rope is pulled around neck of performer 101 Psychic Tests 16
Unknown The Brick Test No. 60, performer breaks brick with hand 101 Psychic Tests 16
Unknown Bending a Bar of Steel! No. 61 101 Psychic Tests 16
Unknown To Tear a Telephone Directory in Half No. 62 101 Psychic Tests 16
Unknown Ripping a Deck of Cards No. 63 101 Psychic Tests 17
Unknown The Nail Act: Driving a Nail into Wooden Plank with Your Bare Hand No. 64 101 Psychic Tests 17
Unknown Driving a Nail through the Wall No. 65 101 Psychic Tests 17