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Louis Lam Spelling Made Easy "What's In A Name?", with alphabet cards to produce spectator's name see also ""A-Cee-O" - A Four Ace Effect" (Louis Lam, 1935) 1935 Would You Believe It? 9
Louis Lam When Were You Born? weirdly selected word is disclosed with alphabet cards 1935 Would You Believe It? 18
John Goodrum Spello alphabet cards put in cone with ribbon arrange themselves into name of selected magazine 1937 You'd be Surprised 61
Unknown Method No. 8. The Joker Rising Card Trick ABC cards rise that spell out JOKER 1938 Greater Magic 386
Unknown Method No. 9. The Celebrity Rising Card Trick ABC cards rise that spell out a chosen celebrity 1938 Greater Magic 386
Theodore Annemann Yggdrasil two phase routine with ESP cards 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 41) 284
Theodore Annemann Was Prof. J.B. Rhine Hoodwinked? 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 47) 329
H. C. Mole Mixed Mystery letter cards chosen, word selected from newspaper with number addition, letter cards arrange magically in chosen word 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 112) 665
Tom Sellers The Mystic Imp packet with word cards, spectator shifts cards corresponding to number of letters, word divined 1943 Magical Mixture 31
Frank Kelly Magazine and Picture Test combination 1948 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 5 159
Fred Fletcher Lexicon-Found alphabet cards, selected cards form a name 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 178) 712
Dr. Stanley Jaks Letter Mystery card is divined with a set of letter cards 1951 Who is this Dr. Jaks? 7
Aage Darling Symbol Test spectator selects a ESP card and puts all five cards in envelopes, performer finds correct envelope and divines symbol 1953 I'll Read Your Mind 30
Don Alan Christine (?), The Sneaky Deck card duck with alphabet cards, producing a message 1956 Pretty Sneaky 22
Tony Corinda (1) Psychical Research versus Mentalism esp cards, with assistant 1958 Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 146
Punx (16) Telekinecards ESP cards on a board move on their own, as the spectator wishes, third hand gimmick 1959 Mediumistic Stunts 288
J. G. Reed The Million Dollar Test esp, code with two watches 1959 Card Tricks 312
J. G. Reed E.S.P Test design cards, several spectator select one and put the cards in envelopes, performer locates the owners 1959 Card Tricks 313
Robert A. Nelson ESP Coincidence do as I do with ESP cards, two packets 1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 10
Karl Fulves Color Control - Mentalists Night Out after a riffle shuffle some pairs and features of the hands are foreseen, ESP deck see also "Incorporated Color Control" (Karl Fulves, 1967) 1967 Epilogue (Issue 1) 2
E. Leslie May Thoughts From Thin Air alphabet cards produced from air that spell out chosen word 1969 HEX! 52
Aldini ESP-GONE Selected ESP card in packet of give ESP cards turns blank 1969 Roughingly Yours 20
Glenn G. Gravatt Word Matching letters match to form word 1972 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 176
Larry West Black and Blue weird packet trick with letters 1972 Card Cavalcade 66
Karl Fulves Remembrance Of Things Past ESP signs design duplication with gaffed peek slate and paramnesia presentation, see also p. 690 for comment 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 1) 683
Arthur Hill* Numbers Up deck of number cards, design duplication on two cards, mirror in lap 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 5) 872
Philip T. Goldstein Burnt Offerings assistant reads ashes of a burnt business card and reveals a chosen ESP symbol 1976 The Blue Book of Mentalism 7
Philip T. Goldstein Middle Telepathy ESP card, shape and name are divined 1976 The Blue Book of Mentalism 21
Olof Jonsson & Al Mann Spectator Becomes the Mindreader spectators name top cards from a shuffled ESP deck 1976 The Third Ecstasy 30
Olof Jonsson & Al Mann Developing ESP spectator learns to cut at the same ESP symbol every time, shuffled deck 1976 The Third Ecstasy 34
Al Mann The ESPrit Message chosen ESP sign appears on slate 1976 Master Slate Secrets - Part I 26
Harry Lorayne Alpa-Beta-Cent Alpha-Beta-Cent, alphabet cards show name of selection when spread out, two methods 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 1) 151
Arthur Setterington Whodunit? detective trick, cards reveal murder, motive and weapon 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 9) 568
Philip T. Goldstein In Case Of ESP chosen ESP card is revealed, gaffed case 1978 Notions 12
Philip T. Goldstein In Case of ESP chosen ESP card is revealed, gaffed case 1978 The Phil Goldstein Convention Lecture 6
Philip T. Goldstein In Case Of ESP chosen ESP card is revealed, gaffed case 1978 A Transatlantic Lecture 6
Stephen Minch Contact performer finds selected ESP card, one way key card 1980 Mind Novas 31
Stephen Minch Retro-Cognizance spectator thinks of an ESP symbol and goes through deck deck, performer stops him five times at the thought of symbol 1980 Mind Novas 34
Stephen Minch Random Retro-Cognizance spectator selects four ESP cards and order is noted, performer stops spectator while dealing the cards one by one four times, same cards in same order 1980 Mind Novas 37
Stephen Minch Megaphysics performer finds matching ESP card of two spectators, by stopping spectator deal cards, impromptu Mene-Tekel inspired by Nick Trost's "Metaphysics" in "ESP Card Session", 1965. 1980 Mind Novas 50
Gene Grant Wish Upon a Star six ESP cards, spectator finds the odd one twice 1981 Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 28
Gene Grant The Impossible Thrown-Out Deck tossed out deck gag 1981 Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 104
Thomas Alan Waters Alexicon name of named dead person appears on card, four ABC cards, spelling "DEAD" inspired by Alex Elmsley's "What Card?" 1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Grymwyr") 260
Thomas Alan Waters Hallowgram name of dead celebrity appears on one of four ABC cards, one side of the cards spells "DEAD" the other "NAME" inspired by Alex Elmsley's "What Card?" 1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Grymwyr") 263
David (Foote) Drake Out of this Alphabet abc card variation, first red black separation then also consonants and vowels 1982 Fork Full of Appetizers 64
Thomas Alan Waters Psychographitti four routines where writings or pictures appear on alphabet cards
- Cardworm
- Meow
- Velleda Baby
- Blast-Off
inspired by "Annemann's Psychic Writing" (Theodore Annemann, 1935) 1983 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Psychl") 507
Philip T. Goldstein Alphabetween alphabet card, initials of spectator are found via Business Card Prophecy Move 1984 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 20) 187
Stephen Tucker Literally Spelling The Aces four cards instead of aces, the cards are from an ABC deck and the four cards spell A-C-E-S 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 8) 1264
Basil Horwitz ESP Mindreading Plus Mindcontrol spectator divines ESP card of other spectator 1984 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 2 20
Allan Slaight Last Word Lexicon lexicon deck spelling trick 1985 Epoptica (Issue 7) 432
Thomas Alan Waters Spywave word and alphabet cards, word is selected and fitting letters reverse in alphabet deck inspired by "Spyhole" (Thomas Alan Waters, 1982) 1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Mystyx") 694
Roy Johnson Zodiaclock Bonus spectator's birth sign is determined with clock principle and zodiac cards 1987 Epoptica (Issue 10) 516
Ricardo Baccarini Materialization Mental card appears under paper 1989 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 12) 2005
Philip T. Goldstein ESPresso removed ESP card divined with other cards, binary sorting 1989 Fifth 1
Philip T. Goldstein Mocha removed ESP card divined with other cards 1989 Fifth 1
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle" also published as "A Clash of Symbols" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1998),
"A Clash of Symbols" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1999),
"A Clash of Symbols" (Philip T. Goldstein, 2000),
"A Clash of Symbols" (Philip T. Goldstein, 2000),
"A Clash of Symbols" (Philip T. Goldstein, 2000),
"A Clash of Symbols" (Philip T. Goldstein, 2002),
"A Clash of Symbols" (Philip T. Goldstein, 2003),
"A Clash of Symbols" (Philip T. Goldstein, 2003),
"A Clash of Symbols" (Max Maven*, 2016)
1991 Thavant 41
Dan Harlan Hot Spell the word "Magic" is produced with ABC cards, randomness in handling 1991 The Minotaur (Vol. 3 No. 4) 11
Alexander de Cova 3. Der Buchtest using alphabet cards 1992 Ein Profi packt aus... 88
Michael Close Take a Letter signed alphabet card is found in paper bag by shooting a pin in it 1993 Workers Number 3 58
Aldo Colombini ESP Coins coins assume shapes of symbols 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 11) 2429
Alex Elmsley Divina-Sign packet of eight cards with designs, 3 chosen by dealing procedure, divined 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 83
Philip T. Goldstein & Peter Duffie Flex alphabet cards are mixed and distributed, one person only can form a word which is predicted inspired by "The Official Card Catcher" (Peter Duffie, Imagine),
see also "Cheap Flex" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1994)
1994 Thabbatical 30
Philip T. Goldstein Cheap Flex four-spectator adaption inspired by "Flex" (Philip T. Goldstein & Peter Duffie, 1994) 1994 Thabbatical 33
Bob Gill The Haines Phenomenon on the one-way principle involved in the Haines ESP cards 1994 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 3 9
Basil Horwitz ESP Card Mnemonic System classic, line counting 1994 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 3 13
Basil Horwitz Special ESP Test performer is blindfolded, spectator selects one ESP card and signs it, those are shuffled and put in performer's pocket, he removes four, then he names the ESP symbol in the pocket and shows the signature on it 1994 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 3 15
Martin Gardner Chromo-Clairvoyance five envelopes, five color cards, spectator puts them in, performer guesses all correctly, three methods 1995 Arcane (Issue 14) 205
Philip T. Goldstein A Capital Idea words on cards, coincidence effect 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 1) 2746
Nick Trost & Stewart Judah The Odd Set Performer mentally influences spectator to select "odd" pile of ESP cards 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 278
Nick Trost Million to One ESP Five ESP cards freely selected, found to consist of unique symbols (no repeat) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 286
Karl Fulves Psy-Key advantage for an ESP guessing game, memory 1998 Combo 31
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle", in english and french also published as "A Clash of Symbols" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1991) 1998 Montreal Lecture Notes - Notes de Conférence 6
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle" also published as "A Clash of Symbols" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1991) 1999 Baltimore Notes 7
Andreas Affeldt "My Name Is...?" spectator shuffles deck, when spread face up it's blank deck with some ABC cards which spell performer's name correctly 2000 Concertos for Pasteboard 1
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle" also published as "A Clash of Symbols" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1991) 2000 Northeast 6
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle" also published as "A Clash of Symbols" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1991) 2000 Missouri Notes 5
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle" also published as "A Clash of Symbols" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1991) 2000 OCMC Notes 5
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle" 2000 Texas Notes 6
Philip T. Goldstein Word Row forcing a word with alphabet cards 2002 Redivider 23
Philip T. Goldstein Test Set card removed from ten-card-ESP-packet divined by spelling, outgrowth of "Symbulation" (Linking Ring, April 1996) 2002 Redivider 32
Philip T. Goldstein Wondered? No, Psi is Pondered Now. two sets of ESP cards mixed by spectator who then choses (via procedure) five cards, exactly one of each 2002 Redivider 48
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle" also published as "A Clash of Symbols" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1991) 2002 Mawny Notes 6
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle" also published as "A Clash of Symbols" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1991) 2003 Singapore Notes 7
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle" also published as "A Clash of Symbols" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1991) 2003 ... Land Notes 7
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle" 2004 MINDvention Notes 7
Basil Horwitz ESP Incredible Memory Test five ESP cards are signed and put back in deck, performer reverses the cards behind back 2004 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 5 36
Karl Fulves Pictorials clocking other things than the values
- Mid Count
- Corner & Curves
- Line Count (ESP)
- Lines And Curves
2005 Clockwork 69
Karl Fulves The Automatic Mind on memory systems, also for ESP cards 2007 Word Play 65
Nick Trost & Ned Rutledge ESP Card Version of Ned Rutledge's "Cards Concordant" 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 41
Nick Trost & Jerry K. Hartman ESP Card Version of Paradoxical Pairs 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 49
Nick Trost & Karl Fulves Una-Minds locating chosen symbols in spread of cards 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 222
Nick Trost Design by Accident coincidence 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 225
Nick Trost & Patrick Page ESP Do As I Do one deck, based on Patrick Page's "Continuous Do As I Do" 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 226
Nick Trost & Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jak's Symbol Mystery Do As I Do 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 227
Nick Trost Extrasensory Deception 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 228
Nick Trost & Peter Duffie Dual ESP Test Location naming two selections, cyclic stack 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 231
Nick Trost & Roy Walton The Symbol Separation Test coincidences occur with 50-cards-ESP-deck 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 242
Steve Beam Reordered alphabet card spell word despite mixing 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 267
Tom Stone & Stewart James & Max Maven* Synonymax cards with pictures and words, selections are divined, inspired by Stewart James' "Book of the Dead" & Max Maven's "Soloflex" inspired by "Soloflex" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1991) 2011 Maelstrom 229
Woody Aragon ESP Memorized Deck an ESP stack that retains order after Faro shuffles 2011 A Book in English 273
Steve Beam A Star is Born Random cards from a spectator-shuffled ESP deck distributed to four participants. With free choices of which cards to eliminate, they all end up with a star. inspired by "ESP-Bingo" (Mat Roelof, New Pentagram, Dec. 1985),
"ESP-Bingo" (Mat Roelof, New Pentagram, Dec. 1985),
see also "Mind Over Anti-Matter" (Steve Beam, 2015)
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 49
Max Maven* A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle" also published as "A Clash of Symbols" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1991) 2016 Session Notes 9
Roberto Giobbi Obedient Alphabet suggestions for ABC deck 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "July 31") 219
Roberto Giobbi On ESP Cards 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Nov 20") 333