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Al Mann A Mental Puzzle cards are put in a bag, spectator removes some, performer too and the rest is given to a second spectator, performer divines amount of red and black cards each spectator is holding see also "Nelson's Impromptu Change Bag" (Robert A. Nelson, 1945),
"One Thousand Skulls" (Al Mann, 1982)
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 26
Al Mann Delphic Dominoes featuring envelope with four compartments that can deliver one of twelve predictions, here used with pictures of dominoes 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 3) 590
Al Mann Foreward 1976 Acidus
Al Mann Acidus introduction and rave for the move varied by "Tektron-X" (Alexander de Cova, 1998) 1976 Acidus 1
Al Mann The Preparations prefolding 1976 Acidus 4
Al Mann The Presentation and Method preparing the switch 1976 Acidus 5
Al Mann Opening and Reading the Billet secret reading, with dummy still in hand 1976 Acidus 8
Al Mann The Display Flourish opening the billet right side up to the audience 1976 Acidus 11
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 1976 Acidus 12
Al Mann The Moral of the Story D. Tsukalas selling "The Mysterious Panel Board" around New York City, why it looks perfect in his hands and why people buying it are disapponted 1976 Acidus 14
Al Mann Challenges and Outs tips on the Acidus 1976 Acidus 14
Al Mann Precautions how to ensure that the billet is not folded more then twice, Acidus 1976 Acidus 15
Al Mann The Telephone Effect random person phoned, name divined, method for "On the Wire" inspired by "On the Wire" (Theodore Annemann, 1936) 1976 Acidus 15
Al Mann Final Notes 1976 Acidus 16
Al Mann A Short Cut alternative handling for Acidus 1976 Acidus 16
Al Mann Foreword 1976 Mental-Ettes
Al Mann A Link with Eternity - An Object Lesson in the Art of Mindreading presentation and analysis of a mentalism routine see also "Nyctalopia" (Paul Curry, 1937) 1976 Mental-Ettes 1
Al Mann Cagliostro (1743-95) episode on Cagliostro 1976 Mental-Ettes 4
Al Mann Charles H. Foster (1838-88) anecdote of Foster 1976 Mental-Ettes 4
Al Mann To Command the Elements! making clouds disappear, cloud busting see also Al Mann's "Mind Cloud" in "Magik" 1974 1976 Mental-Ettes 5
Al Mann Test by Fire match box impression device, carbon 1976 Mental-Ettes 7
Al Mann Passing Thoughts thought is divined, written on a pad 1976 Mental-Ettes 8
Al Mann Metal-Kinesis spoon bends under handkerchief, Dick Van Brummer's "The Solid Ghost" 1976 Mental-Ettes 9
Al Mann Dinner Table Yoga playing with a burning cotton ball, eventually eating it 1976 Mental-Ettes 10
Al Mann The Mystery of the Triplets after some calculations by the spectator the total is divined 1976 Mental-Ettes 11
Al Mann The Center Tear Controversy on the history of the first publishing of the center tear, includes Baker, Thompson, Loraine, Dunninger, Sunshine, plus other takes on the center tear, The Sans Tear Center Method (Annemann), The Unseen Tear (Ron Baillie) and Sealed and Torn Messages (Al Mann) see also "The Secret of Abonutichus" (Al Mann, 1979) 1976 Mental-Ettes 13
Al Mann Gemel's Messages alternative center tear handling, no pre-fold and lengthier questions possible 1976 Mental-Ettes 18
Al Mann The Tretology of Dionysus center tear method, four questions can be stolen 1976 Mental-Ettes 19
Al Mann The Mystic Chalice requisite for burning the papers when doing a center tear or other billet routines 1976 Mental-Ettes 19
Al Mann Typhon's Tongs envelopes are gathered and burnt with tongs 1976 Mental-Ettes 20
Al Mann Psychic Feedback answering different questions, sitter answers her questions with a pendulum 1976 Mental-Ettes 21
Al Mann Suspended Animation thread with weight is attached in empty bottle and begins to move, pendulum, different bottles, with threads of different lengths see also David Abbott "Behind the Scenes with the Mediums", 1909,
"Spirit Communications" (Ormond McGill, 1951),
"The Spirit Speaks" (Dick Johnson, 1961),
"The Reach of the Mind" (Al Mann, 1977)
1976 Mental-Ettes 22
Al Mann The Pharaoh's Palm billets are switched on palm of performer, fake palm 1976 Mental-Ettes 23
Al Mann Foreword 1976 The Third Ecstasy
Al Mann A Tractate on Fabulous Card Effects for the Mentalist - The Pros and Cons
- Do's and Don'ts
1976 The Third Ecstasy 1
Al Mann & Sam H. Sharpe Domination of Thought key card inspired by "Domination of Thought" (Sam H. Sharpe, 1937) 1976 The Third Ecstasy 7
Al Mann The Devastators three selected cards are predicted, duplicates in wallet, magnetic himber 1976 The Third Ecstasy 11
Al Mann The Invaders two decks, three selected cards are predicted, duplicates in wallet, magnetic himber 1976 The Third Ecstasy 12
Al Mann The D-ESP-Erados 1976 The Third Ecstasy 13
Al Mann The Third Extasie prediction of a card, in envelope in wallet 1976 The Third Ecstasy 13
Al Mann Astral Sight deck cut in several piles, cards on bottom are named by performer 1976 The Third Ecstasy 15
Al Mann The Mounds of Ishtar four cards selected and put in four envelopes are divined, flap envelope 1976 The Third Ecstasy 17
Al Mann The Psychic Poker Player handcuffed, gaffed table 1976 The Third Ecstasy 20
Al Mann The Isomeric Card card with three indices, fan force varied by "Card Challenge" (Gene Grant, 1981) 1976 The Third Ecstasy 22
Al Mann The Reverse Fan Force Supreme five cards thought of from a fan are named, with several isomeric cards / multi-indices card varied by "Card Challenge" (Gene Grant, 1981) 1976 The Third Ecstasy 23
Al Mann The Cut Force sewn cards 1976 The Third Ecstasy 27
Al Mann The Master of the Cards - A Discussion on the Psychic Feats of Olof Jonsson 1976 The Third Ecstasy 28
Al Mann & Olof Jonsson Olof Jonsson's Card Feats 1976 The Third Ecstasy 28
Olof Jonsson & Al Mann ESP shuffled ESP deck in envelope, cards are divined 1976 The Third Ecstasy 29
Olof Jonsson & Al Mann Over the Telephone shuffled ESP cards in envelope, order is divined over phone 1976 The Third Ecstasy 29
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 Mind Control spectator selects a quartet from a shuffled deck 1976 The Third Ecstasy 30
Olof Jonsson & Al Mann Clairvoyance spectator puts cards in envelopes and those envelopes in a bigger envelope, light is turned off and performer names the cards 1976 The Third Ecstasy 31
Olof Jonsson & Al Mann Levitation chosen card appears on top of the deck after spectator shuffled the deck, psy presentation 1976 The Third Ecstasy 32
Olof Jonsson & Al Mann Teleportation selected card vanishes and is found on spectator's chair, 2 cards glued together on one end 1976 The Third Ecstasy 32
Olof Jonsson & Al Mann Seeing Through a Brick Wall spectator in other room holds card on a wall, performer in other room divines the card 1976 The Third Ecstasy 33
Olof Jonsson & Al Mann Sensative Finger Tips and X-Ray Eyes performer removes named card from face down spread 1976 The Third Ecstasy 33
Olof Jonsson & Al Mann Psychological Force queen of hearts, probability and verbal force 1976 The Third Ecstasy 34
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 Foreword 1976 Master Slate Secrets - Part I
Al Mann & Harry Faber & Samuel Berland The Spirit of the Faberlands two slates, flapless, apparently showing all four sides empty, message appears on two sides inspired by Faberlands' "Spirits?" in "The Sphinx" Vol. 20, No. 3 1976 Master Slate Secrets - Part I 1
Al Mann Spirits by the Number two slates, flapless, apparently showing all four sides empty, message appears on one side, numbered sides 1976 Master Slate Secrets - Part I 5
Al Mann Foreword on sealed message reading see also "Sealed Mystery" (Joseph Dunninger, 1943) 1977 The Sibylline Messages
Al Mann The Sibylline Messages cards in envelopes with questions and messages on it are divined and answered 1977 The Sibylline Messages 1
Al Mann The Preparation constructing The Sibylline Envelope 1977 The Sibylline Messages 2
Al Mann The Voice from the Abyss chosen card or word appears on a blank paper sealed in a signed envelope, Abyss envelope 1977 The Sibylline Messages 7
Al Mann The Legal Tenders serial number is divined, with Abyss envelope 1977 The Sibylline Messages 8
Al Mann The Flight of the Griffins spectator writes a question and drops it addressed to the performer into the mail box, performer does the same with the answer, the next day they find out it is correct, with Sibylline envelopes inspired by Spencer Thornton's "Anytime, Anywhere - For Newspaper Publicity" in "Secrets of Mental Magic" 1977 The Sibylline Messages 9
Al Mann Notes ideas and tips for the Sibylline Envelope 1977 The Sibylline Messages 11
Al Mann Foreword 1977 Break Through
Al Mann Break Through card and headline prediction, nest of envelope sent to a member of the audience by mail 1977 Break Through 1
Walter B. Gibson & Al Mann Walter's Letter prediction in nest of envelopes, sent to spectator by mail 1977 Break Through 10
Al Mann Foreword 1977 The Photon Shield
Al Mann The Photon Shield seemingly transparent clipboard, for different uses 1977 The Photon Shield 1
Al Mann The Photon Shield Impression Envelope coin envelopes, carbon 1977 The Photon Shield 2
Al Mann The Photon Shield Sealed Envelope sealed envelope, that can be opened any time 1977 The Photon Shield 3
Al Mann The Prediction Caper previously mailed nest of envelopes 1977 The Photon Shield 4
Al Mann On the Spot Predictions to end a show, two letters in envelope 1977 The Photon Shield 5
Al Mann Other Uses for the Photon Shield Sealed Envelope for card or bill to envelope 1977 The Photon Shield 6
Al Mann Instant Thought Reading written thought is divined, with Photon Shield Clipboard and Impression Envelope 1977 The Photon Shield 7
Al Mann Reading Thoughts that Have Not Been Written or Spoken 1977 The Photon Shield 9
Al Mann The Underlined Thought line from newspaper is underlined and divined, two methods 1977 The Photon Shield 9
Al Mann The Word in the Circle word on newspaper is encircled and performer removes same paper, with same word marked from his wallet, carbon paper 1977 The Photon Shield 10
Al Mann The Invisible Agents spectator writes question down with invisible ink 1977 The Photon Shield 11
Al Mann & George B. Anderson Two Words Q&A ploy, giving the impression that no question has been written down by several spectators see also ""No Questions Written" - A New Concept of Question Answering in the Mental Magic Act" (George B. Anderson, 1949) 1977 The Photon Shield 12
Al Mann Only One Key finger ring is put on a lock, keys put in envelopes and one envelopes selected, envelopes was predicted and key opens lock 1977 The Photon Shield 12
Al Mann Thoughts Amock Book Test three books, three words are predicted 1977 The Photon Shield 14
Al Mann Forword 1977 Classified
Al Mann & Dr. Stanley Jaks Omar's Prognosis triple prediction, sheets are labeled A,B & C, third spectator selects a card inspired by Dr. Stanley Jaks "Omar's Prophecies", 1960 1977 Classified 1
Al Mann Enchantment - A most Fabulous Book Test three books and three envelopes are passed out to three spectators, each one choses a word which was already predicted in the envelope 1977 Classified 9
Al Mann Lorant - Long Range Telepathy reading mind over phone, streamlined version of This Is It! inspired by "This Is It!" (Don Medley, 1945) 1977 Classified 12
Al Mann The Abstract Thought Lorant, with two thoughts inspired by "This Is It!" (Don Medley, 1945),
varied by "Tr-Id" (Al Mann, 1982)
1977 Classified 15
Al Mann Foreword 1977 Of Words and Wizards
Al Mann & Joseph Dunninger The Ghost of the Unborn two envelopes, spectator can chose one and a word from a book, word is predicted in envelope, in other envelope is prediction which envelope will be chosen 1977 Of Words and Wizards 1
Al Mann The Master of the Word with two words from two books, prediction 1977 Of Words and Wizards 4
Al Mann The Adonis Book Test book test, with sensitiv fingertips presentation 1977 Of Words and Wizards 7
Al Mann Adonis, Aphrodite and Zeus with three books 1977 Of Words and Wizards 8
Al Mann Fifth Row Center Aisle divination of a word and prediction of position on page, several books 1977 Of Words and Wizards 9
Al Mann The Shades of Thought freely chosen chapter is predicted 1977 Of Words and Wizards 11
Al Mann The Uninvited three books, unknown person is called which names the chosen words 1977 Of Words and Wizards 13
Al Mann Forcing the Word from a book 1977 Of Words and Wizards 15
Al Mann Forcing Three Words from a book 1977 Of Words and Wizards 16
Al Mann At the Blackboard prediction of three chosen words from three books 1977 Of Words and Wizards 16
Al Mann The Chain of Thought three words are divined from three books 1977 Of Words and Wizards 17
Al Mann The Book Mark two books with bookmarks, spectator chose a word and find that bookmarks are envelopes with predictions of the chosen words 1977 Of Words and Wizards 18
Al Mann 50'000 Words inspired by "Idea of 40,000 Words" (Sid Lorraine, 1941) 1977 Of Words and Wizards 20
Al Mann Small Worlds dictionary book test, page is selected with number cards 1977 Of Words and Wizards 21
Al Mann The Surrealist 1977 Of Words and Wizards 22
Al Mann The Locked Book with locked book 1977 Of Words and Wizards 22
Al Mann The Books in the Locked Chest three books 1977 Of Words and Wizards 23
Al Mann Foreword 1977 Psycho-Mentisis
Al Mann The Bends coin is bent and folded see also "Notes" (Al Mann, 1977) 1977 Psycho-Mentisis 1
Al Mann A Pause on moves and magnets in mentalism 1977 Psycho-Mentisis 2
Al Mann Permutation of Matter - A Solid Through Solid Effect safety pins link together, three phases
Part I - three pins link in spectator's hand
Part II - safety pin links with finger ring, phase with Andrus Linking Pin gimmick
Part III - pins are magnetized (inspired by Rink's Acrobatic Paperclips)
inspired by "Acrobatic Paperclips" (J. "Rink" van Rinkhuyzen, 1969),
see also "Notes" (Al Mann, 1977)
1977 Psycho-Mentisis 3
Al Mann The Spikes of Asmodeus historical comments on bending nails, nail bending act with several nails and spectator participation see also "Notes" (Al Mann, 1977) 1977 Psycho-Mentisis 8
Al Mann The Frankenstein Affair several dead ants and a dead fly come back to life, ladybug recommandation see also "Notes" (Al Mann, 1977) 1977 Psycho-Mentisis 12
Al Mann Imponderable Energy abnormal lift, person is lifted by four spectators on their index fingers see also Professor Nika in Teral Garrett's "Psycho-Gizmo Vol. 4" 1977 Psycho-Mentisis 14
Al Mann The Reach of the Mind box with several pendulums of different lengths, chosen one starts to move see also "Suspended Animation" (Al Mann, 1976) 1977 Psycho-Mentisis 16
Al Mann Merlin's Magic Marionettes puppet starts to move (wiggle, move head and hands) on performer's command see also "Notes" (Al Mann, 1977) 1977 Psycho-Mentisis 17
Al Mann The Secret of the Ancients levitation off a chair, brief discussion on seance levitation inspired by U.F. Grant's "Bodies in Orbit", 1963 1977 Psycho-Mentisis 18
Al Mann Notes on The Bends, Permutation of Matter, The Nail Act, Merlin's Marionettes, The Frankenstein Affair see also "The Frankenstein Affair" (Al Mann, 1977),
"Merlin's Magic Marionettes" (Al Mann, 1977),
"The Spikes of Asmodeus" (Al Mann, 1977),
"Permutation of Matter - A Solid Through Solid Effect" (Al Mann, 1977),
"The Bends" (Al Mann, 1977)
1977 Psycho-Mentisis 22
Al Mann Foreward 1978 The Apodosis
Al Mann Nothing More Beyond history of the center tear 1978 The Apodosis 3
Al Mann & Al Baker Al Baker's Masterwork on Baker's improvements see also "New Light on the Center Tear" (Al Baker, 1949) 1978 The Apodosis 6
Al Mann The Improvisitor impromptu version of Baker's center tear, in depth explanation see also "Center-Tear" (Thomas Alan Waters, 1981) 1978 The Apodosis 7
Al Mann Flight of the Phoenix different center tear handling 1978 The Apodosis 12
Al Mann Through the Magic Door coincidence, spectator and performer select the same word from a newspaper, center tear with marked word in a newspaper 1978 The Apodosis 14
Al Mann Mentalist Richard Osterlind 1978 The Apodosis 16
Al Mann Foreword 1978 The Tesseract
Al Mann Where Eagles Perch on forcing the same card to several people and the use of a onw way and three way forcing deck 1978 The Tesseract 1
Al Mann The Tesseract three predictions are handed out to different spectator, three spectator select a number, city and word, predictions match see also "Touching On Hoy" (Luke Jermay, 2004) 1978 The Tesseract 3
Al Mann Panoramas of Thought six cards are written on a pad by different spectators, three spectator select a card, three of the written cards are chosen, they correspond with the selections 1978 The Tesseract 5
Al Mann Mass Telepathy five words are thought of by performer, several words are written by various spectators all the the thought of words are divined by the spectators, Bank Tray 1978 The Tesseract 7
Al Mann AME Flashes! 1978 The Tesseract 7
Al Mann An Opener prediction written on a card, and card is folded, move to turning card over and presenting the outside as the inside, with special paper clip by Bruce Elliott inspired by Al O'Hagan's effect "O'Hagan's Digitelepathy", 1958,
"Fate" (Bruce Elliott, 1949)
1978 The Tesseract 8
Al Mann Another Chapter on the Center Tear on the history of the Center Tear, on Joe Ovette, Annemann, Sid Lorraine 1978 The Tesseract 12
Al Mann What is it? letter from Sid Lorraine to Al Mann about the history of the Center Tear, comments by Mann and xerox of Lorraine's notes from 1928, copy of the manuscript "What is it?" by Joseph Ovette from 1931 1978 The Tesseract 12
Al Mann Don Pedro story of Don Pedro from Buenos Aires, witnessing a center tear and ashes on arm routine in 1926 1978 The Tesseract 18
Al Mann The Majesty of Things quote 1978 The Tesseract 18
Al Mann De-Pleated Thoughts several questions on one piece of paper, folded paper is stapled 1978 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 1978 The Tesseract 21
Al Mann The Circean Vessels flapless envelope switch 1978 The Tesseract 22
Al Mann Foreward 1979 Acidus Plus
Al Mann Millard Longman short biography 1979 Acidus Plus 1
Al Mann Al Mann short biography 1979 Acidus Plus 4
Al Mann The Azonic Force peek for reading several information on a billet 1979 Acidus Plus 5
Al Mann The Azonic Rent method for the center tear, based on Mann's "The Azonic Force" 1979 Acidus Plus 10
Al Mann Acidus Plus - A History 1979 Acidus Plus 12
Al Mann A Casual Letter part of a letter by Millard Longman about the Acidus and Acidus Novus 1979 Acidus Plus 12
Al Mann The Thirteen anecdote of New York City Magic Club "The Thirteen", members are Bob Haines, Charles Reynolds, Dennis Marks and others, in conjunction with Acidus Novus and The Azonic Force 1979 Acidus Plus 13
Al Mann The Secret of Abonutichus message reading from sealed envelope, like a center tear see also "The Center Tear Controversy" (Al Mann, 1976) 1979 Acidus Plus 14
Al Mann & John Smetana & Bobby Hughes Mindblow inspired by a David Berglas audio tape 1979 Magic Castle Lecture 1
Al Mann The Shattered Link a selected link from a chain breaks inspired by a David Berglas routine 1979 Magic Castle Lecture 3
Al Mann & Jerry Fulton Book-Tear paper back book is torn until one page remains, page is divined or predicted, improvements by Jerry Fulton 1979 Magic Castle Lecture 5
Al Mann The Chain of Thoughts three books and three spectators, "Impact"-Method 1979 Magic Castle Lecture 9
Al Mann The Gold-Bug Predictions three spectators, three books and three slates, book test with the method of proability and a sure fire out, "Impact"-Method 1979 Magic Castle Lecture 10
Al Mann Foreward on mind-over-matter effects 1981 The Shattered Chalice
Al Mann Pyro-Sorcery newspaper starts burning by willpower, 8 methods 1981 The Shattered Chalice 1
Al Mann The Ghost Bullet gimmick for shattering glasses or light bulps 1981 The Shattered Chalice 9
Al Mann The Pulverized Window Pane car window breaks with same gimmick as above 1981 The Shattered Chalice 9
Al Mann Notes other ways to break a glass and bend keys 1981 The Shattered Chalice 10
Al Mann The Falling Block block of wood falls, discussion on different methods see also Ed Mellon's MentalWise, Vol. II #12 and Vol. III #1, and George Arrowsmith's idea with playing cards "Arrowsmith's Assorted Myseries", Tom Fitzgerald's "A Block from the Wall of Jericho" in Sam Dalal' 1981 The Shattered Chalice 11
Al Mann Cosmic Notion pendulums with different lengths are hanging in a frame, chosen pendulums begin to move 1981 The Shattered Chalice 13
Al Mann Remote Psycho-Motion pendulum in bottle begins to swing without touching the bottle nor the table with the hands 1981 The Shattered Chalice 15
Al Mann The Long Range Control other version 1981 The Shattered Chalice 16
Al Mann The Psychic Tray three pendulums in three bottles on a tray, spectator thinks of one, which begins to swing 1981 The Shattered Chalice 16
Al Mann For the Researcher chain of people, one holds a pendulum it begins to swing when any (?) person in the group thinks of the pendulum see also Frank Lind's "My Occult Case Book" 1981 The Shattered Chalice 16
Al Mann An Experiment why a pendulum works and how see also Ormond McGill's "Psychic Magic" Vol. 6 1981 The Shattered Chalice 17
Al Mann The Cobra snake charming a cobra, the psychology of the cobra see also "Hypnotizing Animals!" (Al Mann, 1983) 1981 The Shattered Chalice 18
Al Mann The Snake-Charmer-Magician how to charm a snake, what cobra to use and how to treat them 1981 The Shattered Chalice 19
Al Mann The Mongoose how a mongoose kills a cobra 1981 The Shattered Chalice 20
Al Mann The Troupe review of a show of professional magicians in Bangkok 1981 The Shattered Chalice 21
Al Mann The Cobra Act how to train a cobra not to bite your hand 1981 The Shattered Chalice 22
Al Mann The Living Death Al Mann on how he ordered a Cobra for the Cobra act 1981 The Shattered Chalice 23
Al Mann Foreword on flip-over wallets 1981 The "H" Factor
Al Mann The Wallets Himber's, Al Koran's Wallet, The Bombshell Wallet 1981 The "H" Factor 1
Al Mann Technique handling a flip-over wallet, the turn-over move 1981 The "H" Factor 1
Al Mann & Sam Schwartz The Secret Thrust loading, cards, billets or envelopes into a wallet, morse thoughts on flip-over wallets 1981 The "H" Factor 3
Al Mann A History history of flip-over wallets 1981 The "H" Factor 5
Al Mann Page One with an Al Koran Wallet 1981 The "H" Factor 9
Al Mann The Coins from the Pocket spectator puts money in an envelope and seals it, then the performer hands him an envelope with the same amount of coins and of the same denomination, Bombshell Wallet 1981 The "H" Factor 11
Al Mann Life from Space named bugs appear in envelopes, Bombshell Wallet 1981 The "H" Factor 13
Al Mann The Name in the Vault prediction in wallet, Bombshell Wallet 1981 The "H" Factor 14
Al Mann One Message one of five envelopes is selected and it's the only one containing a message, the number of the envelope is also predicted, Himber Wallet 1981 The "H" Factor 15
Al Mann Unknown Forces selection matches prediction card in sealed envelope in Wallet 1981 The "H" Factor 16
Al Mann Homer signed card travels twice into wallet hold by spectator 1981 The "H" Factor 17
Al Mann The Noesis of Nyx card in envelope in wallet, with Al Koran Wallet 1981 The "H" Factor 19
Al Mann One Hundred Clams signed bill is burned and appears restored in an envelope, Al Koran Wallet 1981 The "H" Factor 21
Al Mann Instant Mindreading Al Koran Wallet as a peek wallet 1981 The "H" Factor 22
Al Mann The Mounds of Ashtoreth two decks, spectator selects five cards and signs two, performer duplicates everything with the other deck, Al Koran Wallet 1981 The "H" Factor 23
Al Mann & T. Page Wright & William Larsen The Royal Album torn and restored card, corner as a reference, Al Koran Wallet see also Sphinx Vol.27 #9, 1928 1981 The "H" Factor 26
Al Mann Forword 1981 Phanta-Graphs
Al Mann Cistella page and word of a book are selected, prediction is in a locked box, same book with a card at the same page, written on it is the chosen word see also "File Box" (Ned Rutledge, 1982) 1981 Phanta-Graphs 1
Al Mann Mightier than the Sword views on the Swami Gimmick 1981 Phanta-Graphs 3
Al Mann Castle Catch spectator writes a number on a card and shows it to another spectator, who opens a book on that page and remembers the first word 1981 Phanta-Graphs 3
Al Mann At the Table prediction of a name 1981 Phanta-Graphs 4
Al Mann & Robert Gysel Gysel's Gimmick swami gimmick variation 1981 Phanta-Graphs 4
Al Mann Misdirection ways to cover the writing of a nail writer
- In a Book ( window cut)
- The Bookshelf (window cu)
- In the Glass (Corinda / Mason)
see also "No. 13. The Card in Glass" (Tony Corinda & Eric Mason, 1958) 1981 Phanta-Graphs 5
Al Mann The Time Piece named number or card is written in a pocket watch 1981 Phanta-Graphs 6
Al Mann The AME Double-Writer 1981 Phanta-Graphs 7
Al Mann Invisible Door gaffed book, for using a nail writer 1981 Phanta-Graphs 8
Al Mann An Impromptu Double-Writer 1981 Phanta-Graphs 8
Al Mann A Friend Indeed two selected words from a book are predicted in an envelope, carbon paper 1981 Phanta-Graphs 9
Al Mann The Long Writers swami on a stick 1981 Phanta-Graphs 10
Al Mann The Big Writer named number predicted on a pad in a box, knee writer 1981 Phanta-Graphs 11
Al Mann & Dr. Stanley Jaks The Pantograph copying or enlarging an autograph on a slate 1981 Phanta-Graphs 11
Al Mann & Joseph Dunninger Dunninger's Mind Warp anecdote of Dunninger convincing everybody not using a nail writer 1981 Phanta-Graphs 12
Al Mann In Memorium anecdote on Syd Bergson 1981 Phanta-Graphs 12
Al Mann The Mag-Eye Move while performer tears billet, message is read, with variation 1981 Phanta-Graphs 13
Al Mann Azrael different colored pens, performer divines dead name and chosen color 1981 Phanta-Graphs 16
Al Mann A History 1981 Phanta-Graphs 17
Al Mann The Wocus Legacy billet that opens out by itself 1982 The Wocus Legacy 1
Al Mann Making the Wocus Legacy Billets 1982 The Wocus Legacy 2
Al Mann Handling the Billet put in a box 1982 The Wocus Legacy 3
Al Mann The Torn Wocus switching it for a dummy 1982 The Wocus Legacy 3
Al Mann The Scryer's Podium crystal ball gazing, answering question with the Wocus Lecgacy Billet 1982 The Wocus Legacy 4
Al Mann The Master's Move in the hands 1982 The Wocus Legacy 5
Al Mann The Wocus Prophet as a prediction pellet that opens up after the load, prediction in a small bottle 1982 The Wocus Legacy 6
Al Mann The Spirit Ink Bottle question billet is put folded in ink bottle, with Wocus Billet
1982 The Wocus Legacy 6
Gary Lee Williams & Al Mann Wocus II gimmick is added later 1982 The Wocus Legacy 7
Al Mann The Wocus Center-Tear combination CT and Wocus II 1982 The Wocus Legacy 8
Al Mann The Ballot Box Miracle billet box with trap door 1982 The Wocus Legacy 8
Al Mann Vampire Thoughts with two people 1982 The Wocus Legacy 9
Al Mann The Mneme's Numen spectator writes question down, erases it and notes another, both are divined/answered 1982 The Wocus Legacy 10
Al Mann The Glided Gates poem 1982 The Wocus Legacy 11
Al Mann Foreward on the effect of seeing through a wall 1982 Through a Wall, Mistily!
Al Mann The Seat of the Mighty seeing through a wall and describing the other room 1982 Through a Wall, Mistily! 1
Al Mann The Hole in the Wall spectator goes in other room selects a book, performer looks through the wall and divines the selection 1982 Through a Wall, Mistily! 2
Al Mann Mist divination of a selected box' content, seeing through the wall theme 1982 Through a Wall, Mistily! 4
Al Mann Thot on Titles "The Hole in the Wall" in a strange home 1982 Through a Wall, Mistily! 5
Al Mann One Thousand Skulls seeing through the wall theme, spectator in other room draws two miniature skulls from a bag, the skulls are either red or white, four phases see also "The Candy King" (Stewart James, 1936),
"Pay Off" (Walter B. Gibson, 1942),
"A Mental Puzzle" (Al Mann, 1961)
1982 Through a Wall, Mistily! 6
Al Mann Camera Obscura seeing through the wall theme, design duplication, singing blackboard, limited choice see also "Singing Blackboard" in Amazing Maurice's "Mentalistrix Encore" 1969 1982 Through a Wall, Mistily! 9
Al Mann Fail Safe out for the "Camera Obscura", prepared book 1982 Through a Wall, Mistily! 11
Al Mann The Jupiter Effect seeing through a wall, which book is chosen and where opened see also "The Deluxe Jupiter Gimmick" (Al Mann, 1982) 1982 Through a Wall, Mistily! 12
Al Mann Foreword mentalism with newspapers 1982 Six Columns
Al Mann The Code spectator choses a column of a newspaper, performer divines content, dit-dah Morse-type coding see also Al Mann's "The Delphian Oracle" 1983,
"Miracle Department" (Flavian , 1982)
1982 Six Columns 1
Al Mann Jaks' Secret several spectators circle words on a sheet of newspaper, performer divines them inspired by "Jaks' Subtlest Secret" (Dr. Stanley Jaks, 1951) 1982 Six Columns 4
Al Mann Power of the Press newspaper is torn and a piece selected, performer divines content see also Robert Nelson's "Tele-Thought" 1930,
"Easy-Do Tele-Thought" (Al Mann, 1982)
1982 Six Columns 8
Al Mann The News Force newspaper torn into 16 squares, one is selected and content predicted inspired by "Nirvana Nos." (Fredric Kolb, 1939) 1982 Six Columns 10
Al Mann The Chain of Thought from three pieces of newspaper, performer divines three words 1982 Six Columns 14
Al Mann Public Notices prediction printed in newspaper 1982 Six Columns 15
Al Mann Five-Star Headlines selected card is found on the headline of a newspaper, or selected word 1982 Six Columns 16
Al Mann The Want Ad Mystery word from a want ad section is selected and divined 1982 Six Columns 18
Al Mann The Longest Word how to make fake want ad sections for thought divination 1982 Six Columns 19
Al Mann The "Impact" Ad Mystery want ad pages are torn and put in a bowl, three spectators select a piece and think of a word, all are divined 1982 Six Columns 20
Al Mann The Clip Line variation on Albert Spackman's "Clip Line" inspired by "Clip Line" (Jack Yates, 1954),
"Predicted from the Papers" (Tom Sellers, 1960),
see also "Clippoline" (Thomas Alan Waters, 1979)
1982 Six Columns 20
Al Mann & Max Andrews Coded Headlines coding a card with a newspaper 1982 Six Columns 22
Al Mann Haunting Headlines newspaper page is selected and headline is circled, prediction in envelope 1982 Six Columns 23
Al Mann Easy-Do Tele-Thought see also Robert Nelson's "Tele-Thought" 1930,
"Power of the Press" (Al Mann, 1982)
1982 Six Columns 25
Al Mann Pegasus Page first selected page of a newspaper is predicted then it vanishes and appears in envelope, two versions see also "Whim of Tituba" (Theodore Annemann, 1939) 1982 Six Columns 26
Al Mann Foreword 1982 The Knight's Gambit
Al Mann The Knight's Gambit named chess figure is predicted, red circle in a chess book around figure, with a letter 1982 The Knight's Gambit 1
Al Mann A Word in Orbit word is named by spectator, same word is marked in other book, forcing book 1982 The Knight's Gambit 4
Al Mann The Five Star Gambit with the Five Star Miracle Deck, single card prediction in envelope, four-way envelope 1982 The Knight's Gambit 5
Al Mann Gifts Most Rare three spectator get an envelope, they select a word from a book each and the words match with prediction in envelopes, several methods 1982 The Knight's Gambit 8
Al Mann Foreword 1982 Tr-Id
Al Mann Tr-Id board with different designs in different colors, three person select one and draw the design on a board, performer divines designs and colors inspired by "The Abstract Thought" (Al Mann, 1977),
see also "Miracle Dept" (Robert Dorian, 1982)
1982 Tr-Id 1
Al Mann Awards Headliner! newspaper is torn and parts eliminated, headline from last piece was predicted in envelope, multiple out envelope 1982 Tr-Id 5
Al Mann The See Through GM Board Gary Mason's The Mastic Mysteries impression device, with a see through board 1982 Cero-Mentics 2
Al Mann The RMS Principal RMS (Reversed Magic Slate), see through impression device, picture duplication without touching the clipboard 1982 Cero-Mentics 3
Al Mann The Deluxe Jupiter Gimmick impression gimmick falls in performer's hand see also "Maurice's Handy Andy" (The Amazing Maurice, 1961),
"The Jupiter Effect" (Al Mann, 1982)
1982 Cero-Mentics 4
Al Mann The Gemini Slate design duplication slate, impression device for design duplications, dated to 1968 1982 Cero-Mentics 5
Al Mann & Anthony Raven & Anna Eva Fay Cero-Mentics wax impressions devices, Fay type 1982 Cero-Mentics 7
Al Mann Thought Prints on impression devices 1982 Cero-Mentics 7
Al Mann The Fellow Traveler Gimmick index card attached to newspaper with a paper clip, impression device, carbon, see also p. 11 1982 Cero-Mentics 8
Al Mann The Unseen Specter impression device book, carbon 1982 Cero-Mentics 10
Al Mann The Inverted Mark note pad, carbon, reversed impression 1982 Cero-Mentics 10
Al Mann The Medium's Tablet school board impression device, wax 1982 Cero-Mentics 12
Al Mann Conclusion comments on impression devices 1982 Cero-Mentics 13
Al Mann The Genii in the Bottle something written on paper and put into a bottle, performer divines thought 1982 Cero-Mentics 13
Al Mann The Book from Sumer word from a book is noted and billet burnt, performer opens book at the page and ashes are rubbed on page, chosen word appears 1982 Cero-Mentics 14
Al Mann The Essence of Thought Q&A with one sitter, with envelopes inspired by "The Modernized Reading" (Theodore Annemann, 1935) 1982 Of Gifts and Talents 1
Al Mann The Circean Vessels flapless envelope switch 1982 Of Gifts and Talents 2
Al Mann Peeking Envelope with window 1982 Of Gifts and Talents 2
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 variation inspired by "The Threshold of Miracle" in "Sensational Mentalism, Part II" 1982 Of Gifts and Talents 4
Al Mann The Lance from Lacus Solis four cards are chosen and impaled on two office spikes, all cards are divined, different shiner variations 1982 Of Gifts and Talents 6
Al Mann Confidentially Yours secretary-wallet as impression device, to force one of three books 1982 Of Gifts and Talents 11
Al Mann The 16-Digit Effect add-a-number pad in secretary-wallet, signed paper 1982 Of Gifts and Talents 12
Al Mann Instant Mindreading secretary-wallet as a peek wallet 1982 Of Gifts and Talents 12
Al Mann & Ron Baillie Baillie's Gem with perforated cards, stealing part of billet inspired by "The Secret Center-Tear" in Ron Baillie's "Universal Mind" 1982 Of Gifts and Talents 13
Al Mann A Revelation on Dunninger's press books 1982 Of Gifts and Talents 14
Al Mann Psychic Grammar several people think of a word in a book, and performer divines them by writing a sentence where all are included, forcing book 1982 Of Gifts and Talents 15
Al Mann Dunninger's Act at Keith's Theatre, Indianapolis, January 9th, 1927 and how Al Mann got the information 1983 Dunninger's Act 1
Al Mann Stage Setting of Dunninger's show 1983 Dunninger's Act 2
Al Mann Entrance how Dunninger entered the stage and how he was dressed 1983 Dunninger's Act 2
Al Mann Lecture Dunninger's entrance speech and disclaimer 1983 Dunninger's Act 2
Al Mann Dunninger's Technique on Dunninger's persona 1983 Dunninger's Act 12
Al Mann Notes other sources and solutions for The Miracle Slate Test 1983 Dunninger's Act 13
Joseph Dunninger & Al Mann Dunninger's Brain-Thrust analysis of Dunninger's Headline prediction according to some news articles, slip of paper 1983 Mastermind Headline Predictions 1
Al Mann The Cornucopia Caper send prediction with different papers, different things are predicted which happen in the show as well as the headline of the newspaper, paper dumbed in a bread basket 1983 Mastermind Headline Predictions 5
Al Mann Knock on any Door headline predictions with demographic probability, adding details later on 1983 Mastermind Headline Predictions 7
Al Mann Fabulous Concepts on the principle of "Dy-No-Mite Prediction" by Donn Davison and how Dr. Stanley Jaks used it see also Donn Davison "Dy-No-Mite Prediction" 1977,
"One Is Face Up" (Dr. Stanley Jaks, 1959)
1983 Mastermind Headline Predictions 16
Al Mann In Conclusion 1983 Mastermind Headline Predictions 17
Al Mann Foreword 1983 Selected Sealed Message Reading Methods 2
Joseph Dunninger & Al Mann Selected Sealed Message Reading Tests original introduction by Dunninger and some remarks by Mann 1983 Selected Sealed Message Reading Methods 3
Al Mann Note: The Fabulous Clip Board plastic, see-through 1983 Selected Sealed Message Reading Methods 6
Al Mann Note: The Window Envelope brief history of the window envelope 1983 Selected Sealed Message Reading Methods 14
Al Mann Foreword 1983 Master Billet Tests 1
Joseph Dunninger & Al Mann Psychic Billet Reading several people 1983 Master Billet Tests 3
Al Mann Billet Switch for three billets 1983 Master Billet Tests 6
Al Mann Envelope Switch two versions 1983 Master Billet Tests 10
Al Mann The Iron Scuttle No. 1, steel bucket on head, deck is placed on it and performer takes and divines a card 1983 101 Psychic Tests 1
Al Mann The Finger Test No. 2, steel bucket on head, performer divines number of fingers spectator holds up 1983 101 Psychic Tests 1
Al Mann The Dice Test No. 3, steel bucket on head, dice are thrown on bucket and sum divined 1983 101 Psychic Tests 2
Al Mann The Medium's 3-Book Test No. 4, three selected cards put in three books, name of card, book and first sentence of pages are divined 1983 101 Psychic Tests 2
Al Mann The Suspended Glass of Water No. 5 1983 101 Psychic Tests 2
Al Mann The Suspended Pencil No. 7, on fingertips 1983 101 Psychic Tests 3
Al Mann The Shattered Chalice No. 12, glass with water and flowers suddenly shatters see also "The Shattering Chalice" (1981) 1983 101 Psychic Tests 5
Al Mann Mediumistic Stunts 1983 101 Psychic Tests 5
Al Mann Card Location No. 15, selection is found by holding it over a flame and little fireworks is seen 1983 101 Psychic Tests 6
Al Mann The L and D Test No. 16, fireworks and Living/Dead test 1983 101 Psychic Tests 6
Al Mann Fireballs No. 17, in dark seance room 1983 101 Psychic Tests 6
Al Mann Ghost Making No. 18, appearing ghost 1983 101 Psychic Tests 6
Al Mann Causing Beutifull Explosions in the Seance Room No. 25, glowing bubbles explode when set on fire 1983 101 Psychic Tests 7
Al Mann Apparitions No. 27, face of ghost appears, gets bigger and smaller and eventually disappears 1983 101 Psychic Tests 8
Al Mann A Magical Substitution No. 28, for stage or seance room, trunk substitution of two persons 1983 101 Psychic Tests 8
Al Mann Cagliostro's Message! No. 39, question locked in box is answered 1983 101 Psychic Tests 11
Al Mann The Spirit Artist No. 41, two picture cards are placed between slates, picture appears on slate and cannot be removed 1983 101 Psychic Tests 12
Al Mann Hypnotizing Animals! Hypnotizing the following animals:
No. 43: Rabbit
No. 44: A Second Method
No. 45: Chicken and Rooster
No. 46: Another Method
No. 47: Lobster and Crayfish
No. 48: Frog
No. 49: Chameleon
No. 50: Snakes
No. 51: Crabs
No. 52: Guinea Pig
No. 53: Pig
No. 54: Pigeons
No. 55: In the Act (frogs & putting them on stage)
No. 56: With Rabbits
No. 57: The Prime Secret
No. 58: The Cobra! (see also reference)
see also "The Cobra" (Al Mann, 1981) 1983 101 Psychic Tests 13
Al Mann Brain over Brawn - Incredible Feats of Super Strength 1983 101 Psychic Tests 16
Al Mann Note No. 70, on the nail act and Jerry Fulton 1983 101 Psychic Tests 18
Al Mann The AME Spirit Lock No. 101, lock that can be opened with key and with bare hands, construction details 1983 101 Psychic Tests 28
Al Mann Transcendental Phone Test person on telephone and a spectator select a number, numbers are added and total is used to select a sentence in a book, all is divined 1984 Phantom Voices 1
Al Mann Weird Prophecy sum is predicted, numbers by telephone and from audience member, prediction is put in a dog clip and held by spectator 1984 Phantom Voices 3
Al Mann Into the Fourth Dimension three predictions are given to members of the audience and a number is constructed as in the "Transcendental Phone Test" 1984 Phantom Voices 4
Al Mann Giant Thoughts dictionary book test with the number force from "Transcendental Phone Test" 1984 Phantom Voices 4
Al Mann The Day of the Jackal three predictions are given to members of the audience, person is called an names a piece of furniture, a word and a city 1984 Phantom Voices 5
Al Mann Phone-Voyance history of tricks over the phone see also John Northern Hillard's "Twentieth Century Telepathy" in "The Sphinx", Vol. 3; No. 12, 1905 1984 Phantom Voices 6
Al Mann Wizard's Walk telephone book test over the phone, mathematical principle see also "Arithmetical Whoopee" in Royal Vale Heath's "Math-E-Magic", 1953 1984 Phantom Voices 8
Al Mann & Prince Thebb The Way of the Warlock dictionary book test over the phone 1984 Phantom Voices 11
Al Mann Random House Mystery dictionary book test over the phone, word from a sentence is selected and looked at in the dictionary, fishing 1984 Phantom Voices 15
Al Mann Spirit Calling! spirit rings in a reading / seance, morbid 1984 Phantom Voices 18
Al Mann 'Hot' Readings readings over the phone, how to gain information 1984 Phantom Voices 19
Joseph Dunninger & Al Mann The Modern Blindfold Drive and Kindred Phenomena 1984 Publicity Secrets 1
Al Mann Nerve! blindfold drive ideas 1984 Publicity Secrets 2
Joseph Dunninger & Al Mann Methods of Gaining Information for Performer for the blindfold drive
A: The Impression Envelope
B: The Stuffed Pen
C: Stuffed Cigarette
D: Contact Mindreading
E: Impression Notebook
F: (publicity with VIPs)
G: A Confederate
H: Clip Boards, Etc.
I: Audience Participation (with changing bag)
1984 Publicity Secrets 3
Joseph Dunninger & Al Mann The Blindfolds 1: Nose Peek
2: The Folded Handkerchief
3: Secret Windows
4: Eyebrow Lift
5: Peep Holes
6: Transparency
7: See-Through Hood
8: (general remarks
1984 Publicity Secrets 7
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Double Incidence by Al Mann 1987 Epoptica (Issue 9) 481
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Diplo-Mental Pouch by Al Mann 1987 Epoptica (Issue 9) 492
Jeff Busby (reviewer) 50 Miracles with the 5-Star Miracle Deck by Al Mann 1987 Epoptica (Issue 10) 500
Jeff Busby (reviewer) The "H" Factor by Al Mann 1987 Epoptica (Issue 10) 501
Jeff Busby (reviewer) The Nihon Venture by Al Mann 1987 Epoptica (Issue 10) 501
Jeff Busby (reviewer) The Trionym Effect by Al Mann 1987 Epoptica (Issue 10) 502
Al Mann Scorpio's Curve words written on business card, card is then destroyed and words divined 1988 Scorpio's Curve 1
Al Mann Thot-Coveret variation on Stan Alexander's version 1988 Scorpio's Curve 4
Al Mann Salem's Bridge reading method for business cards, slit 1988 Scorpio's Curve 5
Al Mann Postman's Curve spectator writes on back of a envelope and folds it, reading method 1988 Scorpio's Curve 7
Al Mann Life After Death? on the medium Dr. Louis Schlesinger, Schlesinger Test 1993 The Quick and the Dead 1
David P. Abbott & Al Mann & Dr. Louis Schlesinger Schlesinger's Seance annotated reprint from Abbott's "Behind the Scenes with the Mediums", first divination of which billet contains the dead name, then the name is revealed, method for knowing the relation of the names to the spectator 1993 The Quick and the Dead 5
Al Mann Empty Graves first divination of which billet contains the dead name, then the name is revealed, among several blank billets 1993 The Quick and the Dead 11
Al Mann The Naked Thought prediction and mind reading, one ahead with 3 billets 1994 The Naked Thought 1
Al Mann The Opener Move while opening the billet, turning it over and presenting the outside as the inside see also Al Mann's "The Tesseract" 1994 The Naked Thought 3
Al Mann The Quantum Leap with four cards, one ahead routine with the opener move 1994 The Naked Thought 4
Al Mann The Secret Marks with paper clips 1994 The Naked Thought 5
Al Mann Swami-Writing management, when to write 1994 The Naked Thought 6
Al Mann Challenges on challenges during a mentalism performance, Himber vs. Dunninger 1994 Challenges 1
Al Mann The Street Challenges answer when someone says "Tell me what I am thinking" 1994 Challenges 4
Al Mann The VIP's Choice waitress and spectator write the same number, opener move 1994 Challenges 5
Al Mann The Opener Move while opening the billet, turning it over and presenting the outside as the inside 1994 Challenges 6
Al Mann Twin Tear two center tears with newspaper sheet inspired by "Gemel's Messages" in "Mental-Ettes" 1978 1994 Challenges 7
Al Mann A History of the Opener Move with description of Al O'Hagan's method inspired by Al O'Hagan's effect "O'Hagan's Digitelepathy", 1958 1994 Challenges 9
Al Mann Two-Way Opener variation of the opener move, for a two-way prediction 1994 Challenges 10
Al Mann The Temple Switch see also "The Temple Switch" (1976) 1997 Seminarunterlagen 1997 7
Al Mann The Temple Switch see also "The Temple Switch" (1976) 1998 Secrets No. 2 26