3,756 entries in Mental Magic
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Reginald Scot Of publike confederacie, and whereof it consisteth on stooges The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XIV) 175
Reginald Scot Of private confederacie, and of Bandons pigeon on using stooges, for example for burnt and rediscovered cardRelated to The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XIII) 174
Unknown Juggling knacks by confederacie, and how to know whether one cast crosse or pile by the ringing heads or tails divined repeatedly, stooge with verbal code and psychology The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXX) 191
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 make a pot or anie such thing standing fast on the cupboard, to fall downe thense by vertue of words stooge with thread The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXX) 192
Reginald Scot How men have beene abused with words of equivocation, with sundrie examples thereof on cold reading and claiming coincidences The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XV) 175
Hocus Pocus Junior Of Confederacy listing some effects with stooges, most of them can be found in "Discoverie of Witchcraft" by Reginald Scot The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 52
Henri Decremps Tour Extraordinaire Nouvellement Inventé question is written on a piece of paper and the letter burnt, answer appears in a box in another pavilion written in the demanded colors, suddenly spooky phenomenons occur, presented by Van Estin, Impression Device method La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 91
Henri Decremps Sur un Vers Latin qu'on Peut Retourner de Plus de Trois Millions de Manieres, on Fait une Opération par laquelle il Semble qu'il Est Possible de Prévoir ou de Contraindre la Pensée d'autrui. "Autre Opération Mystérieuse Sur Deux Cents Mots, Dont les définitions réunies forment un logogryphe très - scientifique." (title continued)
box with latin words, words are arranged and order is divined as well as one word is predicted, with other word with bigger choice is divined with an optical box, multiple out prediction, Van Estin anecdote
La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 104
Unknown La Baguette Divinatoire coin is found in one of several boxes with the aid of a divining rod, longer treatise on the use and function of dowsing also in combination with automatons La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 58
Unknown La Tête d'or Sautant & Dansant Dans un Verre, pour Répondre à Diverses Questions a golden miniature head moves in a glass to answer questions, with assistant La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 35
Unknown Trois Canifs Ayant été Mis Dans un Gobelet d'Argent, l'un des Trois Saute par Terre au Commandement du Spectateur three pocketknives put in a golden goblet, one is chosen and that jumps out of the goblet, forcing of the middle one, with and out where apparently not hearing correctly which oneRelated to La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 27
Unknown To tell if a Person holds Gold in one Hand and Silver in the other, which Hand the Gold is in, and which the Silver is in mathematical calculation, sum shows positions Breslaw's Last Legacy 48
Unknown How, on delivering a Ring to a Number of Persons, to find which Person has got it, which Hand it is on, which Finger, and which Joint. people seated in a row and numbered, calculation is made and result gives answers Breslaw's Last Legacy 40
Unknown The Art of Fortune-telling by Cards system of reading playing cards Breslaw's Last Legacy 99
Unknown The Air Balloon described and how to make one, as has lately been done in France and England how to make air balloons with inflammable air, followed by an introduction to planets and zodiac signs and their astrological meaning
- To make Inflammable Air
Breslaw's Last Legacy 13
Unknown Palmestry displayed, or the Art of telling Fortunes by Lines in the Hands palmistry Breslaw's Last Legacy 102
Unknown Of Moles in every Pat of the Body and the Explanation of them birthmarks on the body and what they signify Breslaw's Last Legacy 104
Unknown L'Oiseau Mort, & Ressuscité an egg is chosen and the spectator asked if she rather has a mouse or a bird, she chooses a bird and inside the egg is a bird, the bird days and comes back to life, concepts of forcing of proximity and preference, two versions La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 32
Unknown To tell what Card you think on in the whole Pack. probability and rudimental form of fishing Breslaw's Last Legacy 63
Unknown To take a Bird out of a Cage, and make it appear as dead, or to roll it about as you please. Breslaw's Last Legacy 37
Henri Decremps Ancienne méthode de faire le Tour des trois Canifs. "Divers moyens de cacher un Compere, & de faire croire qu'on n'en a point, lors même qu'on emploie plusieurs." (title continued) more tricks by Pilferer, knife jumps from glass, long discussion about confederates and secret helpers, fake automatonsRelated to Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 47
Henri Decremps Le Cygne ingénieux. swan in basin moves by its own, moves to letters to form chosen word, anagram method with words on cards (variation of Guyot's method)Related to Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 262
Henri Decremps Cadrans Sympathiques two dials with letters, needle is placed on one letter and needle moves by its own on other dial Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 150
Henri Decremps Tour des trois Bijoux rendu plus simple & plus merveilleux. three objects (jewelry, watch, cigarette case) are selected by three people and all get some playing cards which are added after some rules, performer divines who has which object Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 235
Unknown To Predict the Sum of Five Rows of Figures More Magic 241
Unknown To name the Article taken by each of Four Persons four objects pocketed while performer is out of room, but linked to four memorized punch-marked cards More Magic 87
Dr. Lynn The Thinkophone name on paper is divined, using changing ladleRelated to More Magic 255
Unknown The Box of Numbers four numbered blocks put in closed box, performer divines arranged number, magnetism More Magic 257
Unknown Reading Blindfold one-ahead bluff, blindfolded assistant divines names on cards More Magic 250
Unknown The Bewitched Skull answers yes/no questions More Magic 424
Unknown The Talking Hand wax hand, answering yes/no questionsRelated to More Magic 427
Robert Heller, Professor Hoffmann "Second Sight" Tricks with code outline More Magic 243
Unknown Das Gedankenlesen No. 4, spectator writes name of card on paper, card divined by performer, impression on silver plate Der Kartenkünstler 6
Unknown Der Hellseher second part of explanationRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 10) 155
Unknown Der Hellseher question written on billet, answered by performer, impression device with white soap and metal plateRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 9) 140
Unknown Das Gedankenlesen pseudo muscle-reading used to divine a word written on a piece of paper, impression onto metal tray with soap covered paper Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 2) 28
Unknown Nested Multiple Out Envelope four nested envelopes with four predictions, unpacked until required prediction is accessible Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 5) 76
Unknown Gedankenübertragung - 3. Methode medium blindfolded with black hood, medium draws picture of chosen object, draws chosen landscape, draws chosen playing cards and coinRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 9) 137
Unknown 3. Experimente mit Zahlen medium divines sum of numbers that spectators put on a slate Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 4) 56
Carl Willmann Der Gedächtniskünstler im Salon comments on code acts and that they are more or less transparent memory demonstrationsRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 1) 14
Unknown Gedankenübertragung continuation of explanationRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 6) 87
Carl Willmann Der Gedächtniskünstler im Salon further comments, followed by methodsRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 2) 25
Unknown Gedankenübertragung - 1. Methode - 1. Experiment mit Karten medium on chair divines selected cards, marked and coded by performer in way he holds the card Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 3) 39
Unknown 2. Experimente mit Banknoten medium divines denomination and number of bill, explanation in referenceRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 3) 41
Unknown Erklärung explanation of bill divination codeRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 4) 54
Unknown Gedankenübertragung - 2. Methode medium fulfills wishes (like taking spectator's watch out of his pocket) that have been whispered to performerRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 5) 70
Unknown Gedankenübertragung continuation of explanationRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 7) 106
Unknown Gedankenübertragung continuation of explanationRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 8) 120
Unknown Gedankenübertragung continuation of explanationRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 9) 136
Unknown Gedankenübertragung continuation of descriptionRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 10) 152
Unknown Gedankenübertragung continuation of descriptionRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 11) 168
Unknown Gedankenübertragung continuation of descriptionRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 12) 182
Unknown See-Through Blindfold Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 8) 121
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Der Hellseher several spectators chose cards and seal them in envelopes, performer divines the cards inside, marked envelopesRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 80
Anna Eva Fay Das Tischrücken I. Nach Miss Fay Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 8) 121
Unknown Das Tischrücken II. Methode Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 9) 140
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli II. Blutschwitzen oder Stigmatisieren "Klerikale Wunder"
sweating blood & stigmata
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 8) 125
Unknown Das geheimnisvolle Kabinett glass sheet on two stands, spirit cabinet build on it, things happen inside itAlso published here Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 9) 142
Unknown Das geheimnisvolle Kabinett second part of descriptionAlso published here Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 10) 151
Unknown Die Geisterstimme performer tied on chair, lights out, from different part of room comes a voice and talks or answers questions Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 3) 43
Unknown Experimente mit Münzen coding coins Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 1) 7
Unknown Experimente mit Uhren medium describes watch Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 1) 7
Unknown Experimente mit Banknoten medium knows value of bill Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 1) 8
Unknown Der Gedächtniskünstler im Salon continuation of explanation, verbal code methodRelated to Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 7) 104
Unknown Die Tachypsychographie oder "Das Hellsehen" medium leaves room, meanwhile several things are selected (letters on a slate, word in book, cards, number, number of cigars, time on watch), performer leaves room and medium comes back and divines everything, code of silenceRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 2) 18
Unknown Die Tachypsychographie oder "Das Hellsehen" continuation of explanationRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 3) 35
Unknown Zur Tachypsychographie oder Hellsehen by "C. K. from Hannover", placement on table cloth codes card to assistant, code of silence, also other objects like coins possibleRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 10) 153
Unknown Die magische Sehkraft cards given to blindfolded performer are named by him Der moderne Kartenkünstler 36
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, on melting spoons Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 1) 16
Unknown X Rays cards in envelopes are divined, two methods, envelopes marked visually or hapticallyRelated to New Era Card Tricks 144
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Magisches Fin de siècle one of six colors, coin, domino brick and playing card are chosen, all things predicted in envelope, mix of forces and indexes Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 4) 50
Unknown Magische X-Strahlen performer is able to read content of envelope, x-ray patter, alcohol Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 7) 106
Unknown Ein X-Strahlen-Zauberabend hand, violins and objects float and glow in dark room Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 8) 123
Unknown Spiritistische Sitzung description of a seance Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 12) 186
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Weissagen wider Willen card written on billet and put in envelope, another empty envelope closed, spectator divines selection (via multiple-step equivoque), card travels from deck into this envelopeAlso published here Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 11) 172
Unknown Modernes Gedankenlesen one of six knifes chosen and a target selected, medium or performer comes into room and divines knife and target, secret signs Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 11) 174
Unknown Die dressierte Fliege fake fly divines things by moving on a board that has a grid with the alphabet and letters, secret (small) assistant behind board and magnetRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 3) 44
Carl Willmann Der Hellseher der Neuzeit part two, morse codeRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 5) 75
Carl Willmann Der Hellseher der Neuzeit tube to chair on which medium sits for voice transmission, or piece of chair that moves and can give secret signalsRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 4) 59
Carl Willmann Der Hellseher der Neuzeit part three, electronic connection to medium on chair to give signalsRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 6) 92
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Eine Gedanken-Photographie spectator writes card on paper, two blank business cards put in box, on one appears image and on other name of selection Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 12) 184
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Weissagen wider Willen card written down, another spectator divines it via equivoque, it vanishes from deck and appears in envelopeAlso published here Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 11) 164
Unknown Die Spiritistentafel oder "Das spiritistische Schreibmedium" on spirit writings on slates, Henry SladeRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 11) 172
Unknown Die Spiritistentafel part twoRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 12) 187
Hänsel Kastner Rätselhaftes Aufsuchen einer verborgenen Nadel needle hidden with a spectator whose name is written down, needle found Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 6) 94
Hänsel Kastner Die drei mystischen Zahlen one of three numbers thought-of and predicted or divined, index with three predictions Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 1) 14
Henry Slade Das Notizbuch à la Slade impression pad Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 5) 83
A. J. Das Vorherbestimmen menschlicher Gedanken oder "Die Sehergabe des indischen Marabus" three selections and their positions in the deck predicted, faced deck, two methods with or without an off-stage assistant, pocket writing of numbers with stencil Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 8) 115
A. J. Zum mysteriösen Cigarettenpapier spectator crumples up piece of cigarette paper, word or number appears on it in chosen colorInspired by
  • Das Mysteriöse Cigarettenpapier (a book by H. F. C. Suhr)
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 10) 150
Unknown Das mysteriöse Couvert envelope hangs on stage, answers to questions appear inside, switch on tray, black art Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 11) 172
Ben-Zur "Telegraphie ohne Draht" four blank paper pieces rolled up and inserted into fingers of borrowed gloves, four questions asked, fingers cut off and paper removed, questions and answers found on paper pieces, glove restored Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 3) 39
Unknown The Quick or the Dead The Art of Magic 346
Henry Hardin The Trance Vision First Method, Q&A The Art of Magic 344
Yank Hoe The Trance Vision (Second Method) Q&A The Art of Magic 345
Unknown The Trained Half Dollar "Animated Coin", borrowed coin dropped in glass jumps up and down, thread & assistant The Art of Magic 266
Anna Eva Fay The Anna Fay Method apparently Fey's method of billet reading, spectator keep the billet, medium is under a sheet or blindfolded, impression device in tablets and electronic transmitter (like a phone), with assistant Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 25
Frederick E. Jones Instructions for Preparing the Waxed Impression Sheet for Billet Test No. 3 building an impression device Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 27
Frederick E. Jones Instructions for Performing Test No. 3 impression on a table, wax, with assistant Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 28
Frederick E. Jones Second Test in Sealed Billet Reading envelope is found by muscle reading, then question is answered Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 21
Frederick E. Jones First Test in Mind Reading finding a hidden knife Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 7
Frederick E. Jones Mind Reading, Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading on muscle reading Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 3
Frederick E. Jones Tips on Finding the Knife tips on muscle reading Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 8
Frederick E. Jones Street Drive driving blindfolded through the city and finding hidden object Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 15
Frederick E. Jones Writing of any Combination of Figures guessing numbers, while writing them again on a blackboard, held by the spectator Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 18
Frederick E. Jones First Test in Reading Sealed Billets envelope is found by muscle reading, then content is revealed, electric torch Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 20
Frederick E. Jones Second Test in Mind-Reading word in dictionary is selected and the book and a pin are hidden, performer finds objects and word, blindfolded Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 12
Frederick E. Jones Writing the Date of a Coin guessing number on a coin, while writing it together with spectator, muscle reading and probability Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 19
Frederick E. Jones Third Test in Sealed Billet Reading question is folded and put in an envelope, which is sealed with wax and sewn, performer finds the hidden envelope and reveals the question Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 24
Joseph Michael Hartz The Second-Sight Trick Also published here Later Magic 715
Joseph Michael Hartz The Second-Sight Trick Also published here Magical Titbits 176
Unknown Blindfold seeing with a blindfold Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 8
Charles T. Jordan The Mesmerized Alarm Clock No. 1, alarm clock set at any time by spectator and covered with napkin, hour divined Ten New Pocket Tricks 3
Charles T. Jordan The Impromptu Mind Reader No. 8, sixteen words written on numbered papers, one chosen and divined, with memory system for sixteen items Ten New Pocket Tricks 16
Charles T. Jordan The Letter-Mailing Mystery No. 7, stack of chips with numbers, set of envelopes, envelope and postage chosen with stack of chips are divined Ten New Miscellaneous Tricks 17
Stanley Collins Bead Frame Color Force Deceptive Conceptions in Magic 63
Al Baker Living and Dead Test The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue The Twenty-Five Dollar Manuscript) 471
Oswald Rae Mems From My Note Book "Being a selection of useful recipes gathered at various times from different sources too numerous to enumerate"
- To Render Fabric Fireproof
- Fireproofing Wood
- To Clean Velvet or Plush
- To Clean Glassware
- To Gloss and Clean Ivorine Balls
- Red Billiard Ball Dye
- To Dye Flags, etc
- Various Coloured Inks or Dyes (Red, Blue, Gold, White Ink)
- Varnishes
- To Harden a Felt Hat, etc.
- Varnish Remover
- Paint Remover
- Luminous Paint
- Porcelain Fekes, etc.
- Celluloid Varnish
- To Apply Sealing Wax Evenly
- Pads for Thought Readers
- Reading Through Sealed Envelopes
- Ink for Lightning Artists
- Stains
- Black Crayon for Lightning Artists
- Dull Black Paint
- Spirit Gum Substitute
- Gold Paint
- Chemical Slate Writing
- Trick Seals
Between Ourselves 85
Oswald Rae A Complete Silent Thought Transference Act visual and verbal code, objects gathered to groups Between Ourselves 66
Oswald Rae A Trick Blindfold using two handkerchiefs Between Ourselves 78
Oswald Rae Two Simple Forces - To Force a Colour
- To Force an Article
probability forces, brightness and size
Between Ourselves 51
Oswald Rae Musical Thought Transference tunes written on paper, sealed in envelopes, piano Between Ourselves 60
Oswald Rae Original Sealed Billet Reading with five billets, two ahead Between Ourselves 79
Tom Sellers Living or Dead? olfactory method Tricks That Work 9
Tom Sellers A Novel Match Box and Die Trick multiple out one out of six predictionVariations Tricks That Work 16
Oswald Rae Psycho-Analysis performer divines card and thought of name of a spectator by holding his wrist, then spectator divines thought of card from spectator Sub Rosa 77
Oswald Rae Selected Smokes cigarettes of different brands are put in a bag, named brands are removed by performer, by touch Sub Rosa 18
Oswald Rae Clairvoyance (A Method of Answering Sealed Questions, etc., Specially Devised for Close Work with a Small Audience), envelopes on a tray, with medium Sub Rosa 82
Oswald Rae The Spirit Slate sum and name of actor appear on slate in paper bag, marked slates, Eureka flap Sub Rosa 68
Oswald Rae A Neat Colour Force 4x4 square numbered, to force a color Sub Rosa 66
Oswald Rae Forcing a Name of a Celebrity probability psychological force, and surefire force where names are written on piece of paper Sub Rosa 72
Oswald Rae A Novel Book Test page selected and line chosen by the aid of playing cards, line from page appears on blank card sealed in envelopeAlso published here
  • "A Novel Book Test" in "The Sphinx"
Original Magic 53
Oswald Rae Travelling Cigarettes several different brands of cigarette boxes, one is selected and a number is named, that amount of cigarettes travels in a sealed boxAlso published here
  • "Travelling Cigarettes" in "The Magic Wand"
Original Magic 10
Tom Sellers The "Mind's Eye Discs" colored discs put in envelope, colors divined by performer Sellers' Secrets 16
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
Theodore Annemann Jimmy Valentine Opens a Safe performer cracks the code of a safe where his assistant is locked The Book Without A Name 61
Theodore Annemann The Color-Tell Billiard Balls several different colored balls, one is placed in a box and held by performer behind back, he divines the color The Book Without A Name 51
Tom Sellers Spook Pencils four pencils of different color, spectator writes with one of them and performer knows which color has been used Magical Pleasantries 5
Tom Sellers The Psychic Tissues feeling colors behind back Sellers' Secrets 10
Theodore Annemann Seeing in the Dark reading in the dark The Book Without A Name 52
Theodore Annemann Find the Lady a queen and four aces are put in five envelopes, performer finds envelope with odd card The Book Without A Name 41
Theodore Annemann A Prophecy of the Koran multiple prediction on business cards, sealed in envelope The Book Without A Name 58
Al Baker Al Baker's Wonderful Prediction position of card, pocket-writing The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Pack) 484
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
Tom Sellers A New Idea for the "Living and Dead" Effect watermark system More Secrets 11
Tom Sellers Pin Divination spectator pushes pin in any cigarette in a box and turns it over, cigarette found by performer More Secrets 5
Tom Sellers An Amazing Dictionary Feat word selected as performer is out of the room is divined by him, secret message inside pencil More Secrets 13
Tom Sellers Touch Counters several counters/chips of different colors in bag, initialed one found by performer More Secrets 14
Al Baker The One-Man "Lights Up" Seance for hands The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Book) 75
Al Baker The Finger Points reading body language, thought-of card The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Book) 88
Theodore Annemann Dead or Alive? The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 3) 11
Theodore Annemann Dead Men Tell No Tales! Variations SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 44
Theodore Annemann A Rule of the Thumb book / magazine test SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 8
Paul Rosini The Mystery of the Blackboard information written on blackboard is divined blindfolded, see name index for attributionRelated toVariations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 1) 4
Theodore Annemann The Mindreader's Dream with assistants, mirror bowl SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 32
Theodore Annemann, Al Baker The Perfect Club Slate Routine name written up secretly on paper appears on slate SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 22
Theodore Annemann Music in the Air with pianist, verbal code SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 34
Stuart Robson Your Nose Knows Also published here SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 7
Paul Rosini Gesture-Remark Glimpse performer turns around briefly to make a remark and back, secretly glimpses required informationRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 1) 4
Theodore Annemann Pseudo-Psychometry marked envelopes and personal items, see also page 404Related toVariationsAlso published here The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 9) 36
Robert Parrish Slate Immortality living dead test on slate, or handwriting psychometryInspired byVariationsAlso published here The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 40
Theodore Annemann Two Mindreading Publicity Effects center tear presentation as newspaper test or living/dead testRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 6) 24
Tom Sellers Living and Dead billets on threads, only thread at dead name doesn't burn Quick Tricks 21
Theodore Annemann, Charles Peet A Living and Dead Combination combination with The Dead Name Test, p. 8 Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 20
L.E. Duncanson Thought Rays writing on cleared slate read, oil The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 8) 31
Unknown Method Two card and number written down, performer shuffles deck, card is at number, carbon paper Mental Magic with Cards 27
Theodore Annemann The Impression Moderne wax coating on envelope as impression deviceRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 43
Unknown The Impression or Carbon System two methods Mental Magic with Cards 26
Theodore Annemann Annemann's Mental Masterpiece impression device on card box, carbonVariations Mental Bargain Effects 5
Unknown Tricks with Assistant as the Medium two methods, medium divines cards or finds selections, culling key cards together Mental Magic with Cards 21
Unknown An Envelope Mystery forced cards put in envelopes with punch marks, including "A Variation" Mental Magic with Cards 14
Theodore Annemann The Sealed Envelope Dodge spectators seal their questions fairly on their seats Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 21
Tom Sellers Novel Telepathy medium divines things in boxes, one ahead Quick Tricks 18
Theodore Annemann The Telephone Drama name and telephone number are divined Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 7
Theodore Annemann The Mirror Reflector peeking a drawing on a slate while covering it with a handkerchief Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 20
Theodore Annemann The Impromptu Mind Reader center tear Mental Bargain Effects 14
Theodore Annemann Telepathy Plus written question and name are divined ends with a picture duplicationRelated to Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 13
Theodore Annemann Pencil Reading method and two routines, divination of a calculation and spectator and performer always write the same number downRelated to Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 23
Theodore Annemann Greta Annemann's Eyes of the Unknown writing of three face down cards is revealed in darknessVariations Mental Bargain Effects 8
Wm. Hewitt The Modern Mindreader several questions put in envelopesRelated to Mental Bargain Effects 2
Theodore Annemann Annemann's Diablo Pellet Reading one question written on billet is burnt and later answered by performer Mental Bargain Effects 1
James G. Thompson Jr. Penetrating Vision reading writing on paper card covered with handkerchiefRelated to Mental Bargain Effects 12
Theodore Annemann Advance Information getting information before a show about the guests Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 22
Theodore Annemann The New Nile Divination a spectator thinks of a two digit number, random numbers are added, the sum match with the thought of number Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 10
Al Baker Undercover drawing duplication, mirror (!) The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Second Book) 105
Theodore Annemann Extra-Sensory Perception design duplication with stacked picture cards, see page 99 for improvement by AnnemannRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 10) 52
Wm. Hewitt, Theodore Annemann 30th Century Television with gimmicked block, mirror Mental Bargain Effects 10
Ralph W. Read The Spirit Pencil pencil taps by itself Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 22
Unknown The Talking Coin coin dances in glass, answering questions, assistant Coin Magic 40
Robert Parrish Telepathy on the Cuff assistent divines total of number, easy coding The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 40
Theodore Annemann Thoughts in the Air medium divines card and object in room, code via cards The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 14) 70
Unknown A Blindfold Detection marked coins shuffled among others coins in hat, performer finds first coin blindfolded, second penetrates hatRelated to Coin Magic 60
Unknown A Thought Reading Trick two ways, first coin is discovered in correct hand and then under correct drawer of a matchbox Coin Magic 27
Theodore Annemann The Act longer routine of The Master Mind, several times cards are predicted on billets Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 17
Theodore Annemann Living Dead Test Idea with flash paper The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 103
Dr. Jacob Daley Death Divination flashy divination via flash paper The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 23) 146
Tom Sellers Death Flight! blank cards with names, card with dead name travels to another pile, envelopes, see page 172 for improvement by Andrew Brennan The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 18) 102
Laurie Ireland Ireland's Comedy Bullet Catching Trick huge lead bullet, spring gun Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1936) 4
Theodore Annemann Notaria chosen card and diagram are divined/duplicated, forcing deck, center tearRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 27) 165
Theodore Annemann Lipreading tip The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 18) 101
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Secret Whisper to make the spectator write up additional information on billet The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 29
Oscar Weigle Alias Divination several spectators write names on slips which are later correctly assigned, one of the names divined as well You'd be Surprised 11
Theodore Annemann, Audley Walsh Coin Experiment three spectators put a coin in an envelope, medium divines value, date and owner "En Rapport" 11
Unknown The Acme Spirit Test living dead test with cards, one has sticky edges Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 114
U. F. Grant Living and Dead Test with one-way playing cards Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 153
Orville Wayne Meyer Dead! The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 38) 255
James Maxwell Telepathic Selection carbon card, originally in Magic Wand, March 1920 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 303
Theodore Annemann Mental Masterpiece carbon case Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 304
Paul Curry Nyctalopia spectator writes name in dark with lights out, performer divines it, carbon paperRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 37) 245
Robert Parrish Strange Interlude words from magazine and dead name divined, subtle impression device use You'd be Surprised 15
Unknown Telepathic Cards medium in other room divines cards, pocket writing Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 293
Theodore Annemann My Own Swami Test predicting anything, pocket writingRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 37) 249
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Telepathic Prediction named number appears in chosen color on paper stuck to piece of wood, optional repeat phase The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 34
Unknown A Match Divination number of matches in matchbook divined after tearing some out and adding digits The Magic Annual for 1937 88
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Telling the Time on a Watch time on wrapped watch divined The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 53
Dr. Edward G. Ervin One Man Blackboard Test dead person is written on a billet and burnt, name is divinedInspired byAlso published here The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 29
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Billet Test dead person is written on a billet and burnt, name is divinedVariations The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 31
Robert Parrish The Ultimate One Man Sealed Message Reading System 1. Collecting the Envelopes
2. Reading the Messages
3. Returning the Card and Envelope
4. Returning the Next to the Last Message
5. Reading the Last Message
You'd be Surprised 22
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Mephisto Sealed Billet Reading The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 26
Bertram Adams The Krazy Kode word from text selected with role of dice, use of progressive anagramsVariationsAlso published here The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 31) 200
Robert Parrish Slate Psychics chosen card predicted on slate, then design duplication, using slate nail writerRelated to You'd be Surprised 20
Theodore Annemann Word, Number and Picture Divination medium divines word, number and duplicates a drawingRelated to "En Rapport" 13
Arthur Monroe Voodoo hole coin on string is put in box and hidden, light turned out, in glowing light performer is seen to have box again and coin drops off cord, combined with card divination on blank cardRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 32) 208
Dr. Edward G. Ervin A Table Levitation with gimmick and light table The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 32
Howard Albright Seeing with the Finger Tips - No. 1 Lip Reading Test
- No. 2 Here's Your Card
- No. 3 The Master's Touch
three phases with stacked deck
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 216
Robert Parrish Duo Telepathy coding with thumb/nail writer on chalk The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 29) 188
Theodore Annemann, Hugh Mackay The Secret Order of the Aces blindfolded assistant duplicates things done with aces The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 28) 173
Theodore Annemann En Rapport two person telepathy act, code for numbers, cards and coins "En Rapport" 2
Theodore Annemann Cards Divination by Medium three times "En Rapport" 5
Theodore Annemann, Ellis Stanyon Challenge Card Divination shuffling a stacked deck "En Rapport" 9
Theodore Annemann, Al Baker Medium Writes Card Predictions three predictions of a selected written on a piece of paper next to the name of the spectator and thrown into a bowl "En Rapport" 6
Theodore Annemann Serial Number Divination number is divined by medium, in random orderRelated to "En Rapport" 10
Unknown Ashes! spectator selected tissue which is burned, ashes brought to medium who divines color of tissue, code in how ashes are brought over The Magic Annual for 1937 30
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Comedy Slate Test humorous message appears on one of two slates The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 33
James T. Deacy Just an Echo method to double write secretly on a prediction in envelope, confabulationRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 29) 185
Unknown The Three Cigarette Papers paper with dead name moves by itself Greater Magic 832
James G. Thompson Jr. Gabbatha The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 50) 347
James Maxwell Prepared Carbon Card. A Mindreading Trick spectator thinks of card and writes it on piece of paper (carbon card) Greater Magic 492
Theodore Annemann Carbon Card Case Greater Magic 494
William H. McCaffrey Geomancy drawn design is duplicated, carbon Greater Magic 891
Hen Fetsch Travel Thought cities on map are thought of and written on paper, divined by medium in the dark, carbon paper The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 51) 357
Eddie Joseph Sixth Test describing members from the audience, one ahead Intuitional Sight 15
Wm. Hewitt Modern Mind Reading Related to Greater Magic 884
Henry Christ Fatal Number coincidence with name list and name cards, slate writing The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 47) 334
Eddie Joseph Part One: What Is "Intuitional Sight?" Intuitional Sight 3
Eddie Joseph "The Blindfold" and Its Accessories Intuitional Sight 4
Eddie Joseph The Flour Paste dough on eyes Intuitional Sight 4
Eddie Joseph The Cotton and the Surgical Bandage Intuitional Sight 7
Eddie Joseph The Handkerchiefs blindfold, two variations Intuitional Sight 8
Eddie Joseph Part Two: The Act setting and patter Intuitional Sight 12
Eddie Joseph First Test different colored ribbons, picking the right one blindfolded Intuitional Sight 13
Eddie Joseph Second Test performer writes called out numbers on blackboard and adds them together, blindfolded Intuitional Sight 13
Eddie Joseph Third Test cards are named Intuitional Sight 14
Eddie Joseph Fourth Test 52 cards are behind a glass, performer points to the named cards Intuitional Sight 14
Eddie Joseph Fifth Test separating black and white balls Intuitional Sight 15
Eddie Joseph Seventh Test describing objects from the audience Intuitional Sight 16
Eddie Joseph Eighth Test describing a written word / number on a slate Intuitional Sight 16
Eddie Joseph Ninth Test copying a word in a foreign language Intuitional Sight 16
Eddie Joseph Tenth Test correcting a misspelled word Intuitional Sight 17
Eddie Joseph Part Three: The Inner Secret additional tips and ideas
- The Undressing
Intuitional Sight 17
William Larsen Boutonniere four packets of garden seeds, one is selected and some seeds poured in hand, they vanish and written on the palm is the name of the flower, as a climax the flower appears Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 2) 2
Tom Sellers Living and Dead rough/glazed paper Scots Magic 24
Eddie Joseph The Call of the East names of eastern cities are written on pieces of paper and folded, then mixed with other billets, the performer finds all the eastern cities, without opening the billets Strictly Magic 4
Tom Sellers An Old Trick Simplified three spectator select a color disc and an amount of business cards, all is divined Scots Magic 20
Theodore Annemann Mental Dollars three bills folded and put in handkerchief, one is selected and the serial number is divined, the Accessory The Incorporated Strange Secrets 10
Bob Weill Corker three corks with names of drinks on them, one is selected and performer divines drink while holding cork behind back Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 12) 2
Frank Kelly A Telepathic Experiment number and geometric design divined The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 116
Burling Hull, Theodore Annemann New Sheet Reading questions in numbered envelopes answered by medium, Q&A The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 73) 491
Brainerd Baker Color Waves five chips with dots of different colors, performer removes named color from pocket without looking Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 3) 4
Charles T. Jordan, Theodore Annemann Telethot also "Telethought", design duplication with medium, eight slips of paper, Jordan's Yogi Force The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 52) 361
Robert Parrish Picture Projection slate as mirrorVariationsAlso published here Do That Again! 19
Charles Rose Problem Dept. facial expression changes in seance, witnessed by Charles Rose The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 55) 392
James Stewart Ghosto person vanishes from trunk and comes in from door, party/seance trick/gag The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 57) 401
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
Kent Arthur Faker! one of four cards is signed and they're cut into deck, then three cards reverse with face-down in between which turns out to be signed card, medium/seance situation The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 59) 425
Stewart James Sefalaljia miniature spirit cabinet, ball moves, ring on tape, cigar lights itself, milk vanishesRelated toVariationsAlso published here The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 69) 471
Dr. L. Rothbart Thought Transmission flash light codeRelated to Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 11) 2
Robert Parrish The "Direct" Divination joke, spectator choked if he does not complyRelated to Do That Again! 17
Len Barker Phoney Telepathy gag routine, one sucker Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 2) 4
Peter Warlock Pencil Note on Nail secret cue sheet, recipe The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 55) 390
Tom Sellers The Winner name of racehorses in envelopes, one is predicted Scots Magic 22
Tom Sellers The Spirit Guide thought of number vanishes from a card, this number was predicted as well Scots Magic 5
Theodore Annemann 'Number, Please' prediction of a name in a telephone book, the Accessory as a number force with counters The Incorporated Strange Secrets 11
L. Vosburgh Lyons Graphology spectators write on paper cards, performer assigns them correctly, pseudo-psychometryRelated toAlso published here The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 74) 493
Henry Hardin The Ghost Hand living dead with rough smooth edge The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 97) 597
Unknown The Carbon Card see title for method... Expert Card Technique 416
Henry Hardin The Finest Sealed Letter Test impression device The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 97) 599
Charles Hopkins 9 - Impression methods. Using carbon paper to make a copy "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 25
Unknown 54 - Pad impressions. "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 71
Charles Hopkins 55 - Trick notebooks. Carbon paper in notebooks "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 71
Karl Germain The Germain Gem named dead person appears on billet, pocket writing The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 95) 588
Dr. L. Rothbart The Spectre Slate chosen object is divined, with slate, hard and soft chalk Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 11) 4
Joseph Ovette Slate Message Reading three pieces of information are written on a slate and divined by performer Fast Ones 24
William Ruesskamp A New Slant on Pellet Reading switch with hat, billets are numbered Fast Ones 21
Ralph W. Read The Impulse stick/pencil taps by itself The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 118) 695
Paul Studham, Laurie Ireland The Spirit Bar bar with bottles on table, drinks are wished and mixed by spirits, black art principle Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1940) 7
Howard Warringer The Flashing Fetish flashlight lights on it's own, also when batteries are removed, answers questionsInspired by
  • "The Flashing Fetish" in "Genii" March, 1938. P. 232.
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 9) 1
Charles Hopkins 10 - Pencil reading. "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 26
Charles Hopkins 51 - Pencil reading. "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 69
Jean-Nicholas Ponsin Ponsin on Thought Reading lip-reading Expert Card Technique 338
Stewart James Two Fearless Feats - 1. number and color predicted in ball of wool The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 98) 601
Tom Sellers Graphology Supreme five spectators write the same word Condensed Conjuring 12
Al Baker Living and Dead Test Plus with assistent, number total, code The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 236
Al Baker The Quick and the Dead living and dead test with reading of dead name The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 265
L. Vosburgh Lyons, Bruce Elliott Entity Alone The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 133) 763
Tom Sellers Telepathy Simplified spectator writes something on a piece of paper and later burns it, the content is divined Condensed Conjuring 11
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 Kiddie Party Slate name of two children appears on slates, preshow, flap slate contruction The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 262
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
Al Baker Bending a Half Dollar The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 182
Unknown Bending the Spoon against table, optical illusion gag, done for real as gag After the Dessert 14
Tom Sellers Sex Detection That's Good! 4
Walter B. Gibson Lost in the Shuffle medium reveals three cards, pocket writing on playing cardVariations The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 2) 6
George Armstrong What's On Your Mind? word from a book is predicted on a billet The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 14) 59