Psychological Forces
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Unknown Psychological Force picture card amongst number cards 1876 Modern Magic 112
Unknown To Force a Person to Think of a Particular Card from fan or during riffling with slight stop at step see also "Stop & Think" (Karl Fulves, 1996) 1889 Tricks with Cards 12
Unknown Psychological Riffle Force stopping at a card in the middle slightly 1890 More Magic 12
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Psychological Force showing one card a bit longer 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 82
Unknown Experto credite! named card is missing from new and sealed deck, with risky psychological force, out with card index and deck switch 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 230
William E. Robinson New Thought Card Sleights - First Method (fanning before the spectator's eyes)
- Second Method (face-up classic force behind back)
- Third Method (springing from hand to hand)
1897 New Era Card Tricks 34
Unknown Methods for Determining a Card Thought Of A. By the Riffle
B. By Springing Flourish
C. By the Cut
D. By the Gaze
see also "On the Gaze Selection Method" (Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue, 1942) 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 165
l'Homme Masqué Kinetoscopic Force cards riffled in front of spectator and KS among Club cards is mistaken for KC see also "Stop & Think" (Karl Fulves, 1996),
varied by "Riffle and Think" (J. W. Sarles, 1996)
1909 The Art of Magic 77
Jack Merlin Force showing the card a little longer 1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 3
Oswald Rae Spread Force face up, brief 1928 Sub Rosa 16
Theodore Annemann & Walter B. Gibson An Improvement A La Carte any card forced with multiple layouts and equivoque 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 8) 30
Unknown Forcing Thought Principle - Several Methods of Forcing a Certain Card during riffle, springing, fanning 1935 Mental Magic with Cards 8
Dai Vernon The Five Card Mental Force see also "Psychological Locations" (Ormond McGill & Dai Vernon, 1951),
"Daisection" (Thomas Alan Waters, 1982)
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 30
Lu Brent Matching the Aces psychological force of one of the aces 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 31
Unknown Psychological Force 1 out of 4 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 333
Unknown A Psychological Force 1938 Greater Magic 198
Unknown A Psychological Force miracle if ace of hearts is named 1938 Greater Magic 199
William H. McCaffrey A Self Working Trick using a no-touch force 1938 Greater Magic 237
Unknown Forcing the Mental Selection of a Card and Tricks Therewith by spreading, by riffling 1938 Greater Magic 329
Unknown Forcing the Mental Selection by Prearrangement two methods 1938 Greater Magic 333
Unknown Forcing a Corner-Shorted Court Card 1938 Greater Magic 333
Unknown Passing the Cards Before a Spectator 1938 Greater Magic 334
Unknown Forcing a Card by Springing the Cards forcing second card 1938 Greater Magic 335
Unknown Psychological Forces - Red or Black red is more often named than black... 1938 Greater Magic 340
Unknown The Seventh Position 1938 Greater Magic 341
Unknown The Second (and Third) Card forcing a card in a tabled row of 5 1938 Greater Magic 341
Unknown The Third Card from a packet of ten cards 1938 Greater Magic 342
Dai Vernon Vernon's Psychological Force 1938 Greater Magic 343
H. Adrian Smith Out of Hands Force spectator forces card to himself 1938 Greater Magic 465
Orville Wayne Meyer To Do a Miracle psychological force 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 68) 470
Dai Vernon Dai Vernon's Mental Force 1940 Expert Card Technique 271
William Larsen & T. Page Wright Nerve Force bold, just handing cards out 1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 38
C. L. Boarde In His Hands spectator riffles cards himself and thinks of one, card is located 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 97) 393
Don Medley Ring A Bell spectator thinks of a card in the fan, then he writes this card among four other cards, card is divined 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 111) 445
Unknown one of four 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 94
George G. Kaplan The "Stop!" Fan Discovery fan force varied by "Feminine Intuition" (Jörg Alexander Weber, 2000) 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 69
Ronald B. Edwards Subtlety-Fuge 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 176) 707
Ormond McGill & Dai Vernon Psychological Locations first three cards, then five cards (Vernon's "Five Card Mental Force" credited here to Arthur Buckley) see also "The Five Card Mental Force" (Dai Vernon, 1937) 1951 Psychic Magic - Vol. 1 23
Bill Simon Negative Force to eliminate a suit 1952 Effective Card Magic 52
Unknown Reverse Fan Force impromptu stooge with reverse fan 1953 I'll Read Your Mind 48
Tony Corinda (20) Nicely Suited verbal force 1958 Predictions 122
Bob Madison Psychological Riffle Force "think a card" 1961 An Evening with Charlie Miller 65
The Amazing Maurice Mental Telephone Telepathy stranger names selected card, probability method 1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 24
Dick Johnson Group Reception version of Vernon's Five Card Mental Force, on stage, majority of audience chose same card out of five 1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 31
Edward Marlo Twelfth Method based on principle that spectator shuffles top card to bottom in small packet overhand shuffle 1962 Estimation 33
Harry Lorayne Psychological Face-Up Spread Force 1962 Close-up Card Magic 160
Dai Vernon Vernon Five Card Mental Force varied by "An Out for the Vernon Force" (Nick Trost, 1976) 1962 Early Vernon 20
Max Malini Riffle Force psychological riffle force, break, see p. 93 for more information 1962 Malini and His Magic 68
John S. Frazee Shuffle Force principle that spectator shuffles top card to bottom in small packet overhand shuffle 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 15
Edward Marlo & Millard Lichter Latest Spectator's Open Prediction memorized deck, psychological force with divination out
- Method 14
see also "S S Open Prediction" (Gene Nielsen, 1969) 1969 Hierophant (Issue 1) 20
Edward Marlo Marlo's Original Solution to the Open Prediction psychological force 1969 Hierophant (Issue 1) 23
Unknown Reverse Fan Force 1970 Hierophant (Issue 3) 116
Eddie Fechter A Fechter Force packet cutting timing force with out varied by "Forced Add-On" (Steve Beam, 1987) 1972 Card Cavalcade 45
Unknown Packet Stop Force 1972 Epilogue (Section "15 (Part 1)") 127
Edward G. Brown The Card Chosen by Elimination 1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 190
Edward G. Brown The Cards Spread on Tray or Table 1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 190
Edward G. Brown A Card Named by an Assistant to force a card 1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 191
Edward G. Brown A Card Thought of by an Assistant think of a card forces, while riffling through the cards, different methods 1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 192
Edward G. Brown The Performer Draws a Card from the Pack Held by a Spectator 1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 194
Joseph K. Schmidt The Card Thought Of spectator looks at card in spread (effectively one of three), it is reproduced from pocket
- No-Palm Method
see also p. 648 for credit information
1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 10) 650
George G. Kaplan Fan Stop Force 1976 The Magic of Paul Harris 41
Olof Jonsson & Al Mann Psychological Force queen of hearts, probability and verbal force 1976 The Third Ecstasy 34
Allan Ackerman Dropping A Card forcing "any" card in peek position, thought of touch 1978 Here's My Card 57
Edward Marlo High Card Force spectator is asked to think of highest card 1979 Quantum Leaps 141
Howard Wurst Out of Control out for psychological stop trick, see p. 1301 for reference also published as Sphinx, Feb. 1948 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 20) 1257
Unknown Think-a-card Force 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 12) 568
Derek Dingle Ultra Thot Card from a fanned deck, with outs see also "Ultima Thule Location" (1940) 1981 Fourcast 3
Karl Fulves & J. W. Sarles Fan Optics from a fanned deck, thought of card has different back color 1981 Fourcast 9
Roger Crosthwaite Think-a-Card Force psychological force, timing 1981 The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 10
Jean-Jaques Sanvert Psychological Force "Ribbon-Spread Techniques" see also "Ribbon Spread Force" (Juan Tamariz, 1988) 1982 Best of Friends 128
Ken Krenzel Spring Thought card is thought of during spring flourish 1982 Best of Friends 221
Tom Potente Overhand Shuffle Mental Force 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 8) 815
Edward Marlo Think-a-card Peek Force spectator thinks of a card while performer riffles through them, psychological force 1983 Marlo's Plus Package 39
Frederick Braue FB Thought-Card Force force card has injogged card below it, spectator thinks of one as deck is riffled through (1936) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 7
Unknown Pocket Force spectator is hurried to remove card from pocketed deck 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 1
Unknown Joker Force psychological 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 1
Unknown Instant Stooge Force card reversed 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 1
Unknown Spring Force with slight pause 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 1
Unknown The Nines with psychological stop force see also "The Nines" (1936) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 28
Unknown Have You Thought of a Card? thought-of card has different back, with details to psychological stop force 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 6
Edward Marlo Not All Psychological spectator stops at odd backed card 1986 Thirty Five Years Later 42
Eugene Burger Card Force one of eleven cards is forced 1989 The Experience of Magic 115
Brother John Hamman Sealed-Room Mystery thought-of card into sealed envelope, thought of with strange procedure ("opposite suit and opposite sex...") varied by "Clue" (James Swain, 1996) 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 61
Simon Lovell Stopcut Spectator says "stop" at his own card as magician cuts small packets off the deck 1989 Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 45
Unknown Reverse Fan Force 1990 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 3 No. 1-5 Aspen Bar Magic) 13
Edward Marlo Not All Psychological spectator stops at odd backed card 1992 Card Finesse II 245
Edward Marlo Not All Psychological spectator stops at odd backed card see also "Not All Psychological" (Edward Marlo, 1986) 1993 Simplicity at Your Fingertips 4
Chuck Smith Imagination card forced only with equivoque 1994 What If? 9
John Northern Hilliard Fragment: Notes for a Chapter on The Psychology of Magic collection of different psychological forces of numbers and cards 1994 More Greater Magic 1154
Paul Cummins & Bill Herz The Hedonists Make Up All The Rules forcing a card with verbal magician's choice varied by "Verbal Force" (Tyler Wilson & Paul Cummins & Bill Herz, 2014) 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Section "Brainstorm in the Bahamas") 147
Karl Fulves Stop & Think comments on psychological forces in which cards are riffled before spectator's eyes see also "To Force a Person to Think of a Particular Card" (1889),
"Kinetoscopic Force" ( l'Homme Masqué, 1909)
1996 Blocking Off 6
J. W. Sarles Riffle and Think prominent KS between red spot cards riffled before spectator inspired by "Kinetoscopic Force" ( l'Homme Masqué, 1909) 1996 Blocking Off 9
Karl Fulves Remotely Possible spectator thinks of odd-backed card, ungaffed, psychological force inspired by "Remote Control" (Theodore Annemann, 1937),
"Riffle and Think" (J. W. Sarles, 1996)
1996 Blocking Off 10
Karl Fulves Psychological Riffle Force Handling injogged card as short card 1996 Blocking Off 11
Karl Fulves Notes on psychological riffle force see also "The Scarney Thought Card" (John Scarne, 1936) 1996 Blocking Off 13
Unknown Forcing the Card equivoque handling, one out of four 1996 Miracle Material 27
Christoph Borer Card Force from Ribbon Spread in steps 1997 Seminar 1997 21
Unknown The Psychic Stop psychological stop force 1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 10
Joe Berg & Richard Osterlind Psychological Fan Force 1999 Dynamic Mysteries 32
Christoph Borer Card Force from Ribbon Spread in steps 2000 Concertos for Pasteboard 19
George G. Kaplan The "Stop" Fan Discovery see also "The "Stop!" Fan Discovery" (George G. Kaplan, 1948) 2000 ZauberKunstStücke - Band 1 59
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Psychological Fan Force only picture card in group 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 68
Karl Fulves Further Notes on the psychological fan force 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 69
Pit Hartling & Helge Thun A Force one of four packets, magician's choice 2003 Card Fictions 38
Al Baker Mental Force purely with words (!) 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Notebooks") 721
Unknown Imp Force top card forced as cards are dribbled off thumb 2004 World Tour Lecture Notes - Set 1 6
Al Schneider & Wesley James The Intention Force psychological force of odd card in a group 2004 Enchantments 413
Christoph Borer Card Force from Ribbon Spread in steps 2006 Compilation 82
Unknown Psychological Packet Cut Force 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 102
Michael Raeburn Psychological Force from Small Packet 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 319
Jörg Alexander Weber Face-Up Spread Force tabled, in steps, TTTCBE 2008 ZauberKunstStücke - Band 2 38
Helder Guimarães Psychological Stop Force with Out 2008 (ca.) Don't Xerox Lecture Notes 25
John Guastaferro Equivoque Force for a suit 2010 One Degree 39
Christoph Borer Joker Prediction card selected, prediction states "Your card will not be the joker" all other cards are shown to be jokers 2010 Aspekte der psychologischen Force 12
Helder Guimarães Psychological Stop Force with Out 2011 Reflections 86
Helder Guimarães Psychological Bank Force as deck is riffled through, bank of forcing cards 2011 Ontology Project 24
Joseph Barry Thoughts on the Psychological Spread Force spectator thinks of cards while performer fans them with faces towards spectator 2014 Reverie 18
Unknown The Psychic Stop! see also "The Psychic Stop!" (1940) 2014 Classic Fantastic 73
Joseph Barry Another Stop Trick.. Really? spectator stops at card, its value is used to count down to selection, no set-up 2016 Operandi (Issue 1) 9
Roberto Giobbi The One-handed Fan Force card a bit more exposed 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Mar 7") 71
Andy (The Jerx) Reverse Psychology Handling for the spread force added with some psychological subtleties to make it extra fair (allow them to apparently change their mind) 2016 The Jerx 203
Unknown Psychological Stop Trick 2017 Less is More 9