Power of Thought
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George G. Kaplan Coincidence? No. Prevision? Yes three decks, two shuffled and dealt face up, at one point same card appears at same position, this card is reversed in the third deck varied by "The "My Best" Coincidence" (Peter Kane, 1971) 1945 My Best 94
Paul Swinford Improbable Coincidence... 1968 Faro Fantasy 11
Fred Lessor Brown-1 two cards show up at the same time during deal of two halves simultaneously, faro 1969 Epilogue (Issue 7) 54
Karl Fulves An Odd Gray Coincidence two packets from different decks, question and faro shuffling procedure before coincidence 1970 Faro & Riffle Technique (Section "First Supplement") 57
Paul Swinford Swinford's Myth 14-15 force, faro, new deck order 1971 More Faro Fantasy 17
Peter Kane The "My Best" Coincidence two decks shuffled and counted down until match occurs, this card is predicted inspired by "Coincidence? No. Prevision? Yes" (George G. Kaplan, 1945) 1971 Another Card Session with Peter Kane 11
Karl Fulves Opposite Conjunction two decks, using "basic riffle shuffle stack" (NPO variant)
- Second Method - Reverse Zarrow
1973 Riffle Shuffle Technique - Preliminary Notes on Part Two 69
Paul Curry More Power To The Thought 1 deck 1974 Paul Curry Presents 67
Paul Curry Multiple Thought Power two decks, with three selections simultaneously 1976 Multiple Thought Power 1
Murray Bonfeld More Power Of Thought stay stack, faro, Penelope's Principle 1977 Faro Concepts 48
Murray Bonfeld Column Correspondence faro, Penelope's Principle 1977 Faro Concepts 49
Murray Bonfeld Double Coincidence finding mates ala Power of Thought, then the other two mates as well, faro, Penelope's Principle, full deck stack 1977 Faro Concepts 50
Tom Bowyer Probabilistic Power of Thought two shuffled decks, a match is likely 1981 Origins 16
Karl Fulves Linear A Power of Thought variations, posed as problem 1981 Interlocutor (Issue 46) 183
Karl Fulves Linear A two halves, a card in one half reversed, when counted down a mate is in same position in other half, multiple methods
- L-A #1 to L-A #8
- Linear B
- Linear C
see also "Ace in Hole" (Gordon R. McKenney, 1939) 1983 Hardcore Aces 5
Barrie Richardson Do You Wish to Continue? two decks, named card is at the same position 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 7) 1240
Thomas Alan Waters Twindow two decks, one is cut and card turned over, both deck are dealt until face up cards, same card on same position in other deck, position is predictet inspired by Eddie Joseph's "Staggered" 1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Thynk") 621
Edward Marlo A Mental Combination - A Multiple Coincidence
- Impromptu Power of Thought
4 thought-of cards matched with another deck, power-of-thought with 2 decks, see page 55 (Addendum) for addition
1989 So Soon? 33
Alex Elmsley Returned to the Nest two decks, using automatic placement like selection procedure 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 325
Alex Elmsley Arith-Mate-Ic some cards are cut, rest is cut in 2 pile, number of cut off cards determines coincidence in 2 tabled packets varied by "Mathe-Mate-Ics" (Denis Behr & Alex Elmsley, 2015) 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 328
Alex Elmsley Pother 1 deck, mathematical selection procedure from one half, Penelope Principle, all mates 26 apart 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 331
Alex Elmsley Brownwaves I 1 deck version, quite mathematical with dealing 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 333
Alex Elmsley Shadowed sunken key is used for selection 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 337
Alex Elmsley Buried Treasure I 1 deck, distant key, fair selection process 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 340
Alex Elmsley The Memphis Matchmaker 1 deck, faro placement 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 343
Alex Elmsley The Right Place, The Right Time 1 deck, procedure heavy 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 345
Alex Elmsley The Book of Fortunes humorous presentation, selection derived at by "power-of-thought"-coincidence is predicted in book 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 347
Paul Curry & Frederick Braue For Nikola Routine could be done with any stack 1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 6
Unknown Will deck separated in two halves, one card selected, mate appears at same position in other half 1996 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 23
Peter Duffie Mirror Power Variation of Power of Thought, four of a kind produced as they are at same position in two piles, matches spectator's thought of value (first published in Powerth, Peter Duffie, 1993) inspired by "The Power of Thought" (Paul Curry, 2001) 1997 Effortless Card Magic 41
Peter Duffie Two Way Mirror Variation of Power of Thought, two spectators think of a value each, when two piles are dealt, the only matching pairs of mates matches the two thought of values inspired by "The Power of Thought" (Paul Curry, 2001) 1997 Effortless Card Magic 43
Paul Curry The Power of Thought varied by "Coincidence" (Bill Simon, 1952),
"Two Way Mirror" (Peter Duffie, 1997),
"Mirror Power" (Peter Duffie, 1997)
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 307
Paul Curry More Power to the Thought one deck 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 314
Michael Weber One Girl Two Decks spectator cuts to card and cases deck, performer names number, when counting down to this number in the deck and a second prediction deck both end up with selection 2011 Knew & Improved 10
Michael Weber One Girl Two Decks spectator cuts to card and cases deck, performer names number, when counting down to this number in the deck and a second prediction deck both end up with selection 2012 Blackpool Twenty Twelve 10
Jim Steinmeyer & Eddie Joseph Flummoxed three phases, single-deck approach for Eddie Joseph's "Staggered" stack 2013 Ensuing Impuzzibilities 18
Denis Behr & Alex Elmsley Mathe-Mate-Ics In a progressively more impressive demonstration, the participant cuts a number of cards from the deck. The magician cuts the remainder in two. Dealing down in both the magician's packets to the participant's number, two mates are found. This is repeated two times. inspired by "Arith-Mate-Ic" (Alex Elmsley, 1991) 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 124