92 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Sympathetic Effects
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Victor Farelli Pencil and Pack Selected card appears next to magician's card in the pack in sympathy (uses pencil to choose card) "Lend Me Your Pack" 26
Unknown Coincidence two cards turned over, in second deck same two cards are found turned over Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 171
Charles T. Jordan Sympathetic Numbers coincidences with number ten, Tens show up, cut off packet are ten cards, ..., stripper deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 278
Nate Leipzig The Sympathetic Clubs double facers Greater Magic 562
Herbert Milton Sympathetic Clubs twelve double facers The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 53) 380
Martin Gardner Sympathetic Decks unknown card sandwiched in red-backed deck with red Aces, red Aces also placed together reversed in blue deck, duplicate appears between Aces in blue deck 12 Tricks with a Borrowed Deck 19
Tom Sellers Blue Sympathy named card reverses itself in second deck Magical Mixture 5
Herbert Milton Sympathetic Clubs two decks, reprint from The Jinx The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 218) 870
Dr. Jacob Daley Thoughts on Sympathetic Clubs The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 218) 872
Orville Wayne Meyer Clubbed The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 224) 895
Edward Marlo Impromptu Liepzig Leipzig The Cardician 95
Ronald B. Edwards Weird Control two suits are shuffled match in order The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 278) 1112
James Steranko Voodoo Card "An Experiment into the Unknown"
card named and removed and turned over, mate turns over in deck, they transpose, Triumph phase
Variations Steranko on Cards 58
Charlie Miller Imitative Cards An Evening with Charlie Miller 26
Nate Leipzig Sympathetic 13 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 176
Karl Fulves Epilogue card turned over in one deck turns over in other deck, selection written on card in one deck appears on same card in other deckRelated to
  • p. 109 for reference
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 9) 107
J. W. Sarles Strange Sympathy hearts from one pack tacked to easel, hearts from other pack removed, chosen card turns over on easel, then one of the tacked cards changes to spades, see p. 206 for idea by Larry Jennings The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 188
North Bigbee Bigbee's Simplified Sympathetic Cards The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 46) 229
Karl Fulves Split Second two cards from two decks (same face, different backs) change place through tableVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 2) 690
Jerry K. Hartman PersuACEive Three Aces lost in deck face down, Ace of Spades left face up in the middle. The other three Aces appear face up near to Ace of Spades Means & Ends 18
Karl Fulves Carbon Copy two packets with ace to four are sympatheticRelated to Notes From Underground 11
Karl Fulves Matching Miracle with red and black ace to four, as a climax black cards transform into red cards, first face exactly as "Napoleon"Related to Close-Up Mental Magic 37
Herb Zarrow Swindle Mates matching order of two suits, swindle switch Epilogue (Issue 21) 196
Paul Curry A Swindle Of Sorts see also Bruce Bernstein's "Eat at Joe's"Related toVariations Paul Curry Presents 7
Des Colgan Miracle Matchstick Missile card is selected and the cards put back in case, match is fired on the box, chosen card has a hole burnt through it Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 4) 195
Karl Fulves Generation jokers duplicate cards put between them, posed as a problemRelated to Interlocutor (Issue 14) 54
Karl Fulves In Sync mini version, four and four cards Epilogue (Issue Special No 5) 300
Murray Bonfeld Sympathetic Perception five (mental) selections, deck shuffled and dealt into three piles, all selections end up in one pile Faro Concepts 32
Paul Curry, Terry Morgan Future Shock two sets of ESP cards match, swindle switchRelated to Special Effects 90
Ken Krenzel The Impromptu Sympathetic Ten ungaffed The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 109
Kevin Davie Copy-Cat two decks, ungaffed Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 8) 554
Bob Ostin Demonology signed card ends up with a burnt corner, name of card appears in a flash on tissue paper Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 1) 6
Derek Dingle The Sympathetic Cards double facers The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 150
Ali Bongo Voodoo Card deck in bag, selected card is pierced with pencil and burnt with a candle, same card in other deck has same stigmataAlso published here 1983 3
Edward Marlo Leipzig Would have Loved This! ungaffed, odd-backed, using Curry's Swindle SwitchVariations Marlo without Tears 95
David Britland Voo-Duo "Two cards linked by uncanny forces"
card in one half is touched and turned over, mate turns over in other half
Equinox 28
Jerry K. Hartman Suit-De-Suit different method without bluff-switchInspired by Best of Friends — Volume II 169
Bob Ostin Twisting Twins card turned over, mate in deck turns over in sympathy Angel Card Rise Plus 20
David Britland Daedalus animation of perpendicular card, sympathy presentation, devano Angel Card Rise Plus 20
Larry Jennings L.J. On Leipzig's Sympathetic Cards ungaffed The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 201
David Regal Simple Sympathy about twelve cards from two decks are same in the end Star Quality - The Magic of David Regal 248
Karl Fulves Side by Side selection turns over in similar place in another deck The Cervon File 167
Toshiyuki Serizawa Burnt Out signed card in deck, lighter held underneath deck, selection has burn marks New Magic Of Japan 92
Edward Marlo Liepzig Would Really Have Loved This Leipzig, double index cards Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 255
Karl Fulves Hand Out two hands arrange in same order, beginning of "Handicraft" section And a Packet of Cards 54
Sam Schwartz Four Square with two packets of four cards And a Packet of Cards 59
Jay Sankey Where's There Smoke signed selection becomes scorched on the face, two methods 100% Sankey 75
Alex Elmsley Mini-Milton five cards The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 54
Jörg Alexander Weber Brandzeichen card chosen and returned to deck, first letter of spectator's name written on paper and burned, letter burned into selectionInspired byVariations Hardcore 48
Ali Bongo Voodoo-Karten deck in bag, selected card is pierced with pencil and burnt with a candle, same card in other deck has same stigmataAlso published here Ali Bongo 31
Alex Elmsley Mixed Marriages two royal flushes from two decks, they magically arrange in same order and one selected value transposes The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 58
Christoph Borer, Thomas Otto Die Wahrsagerin Related toAlso published here Magie 17
Tony Binarelli Voodoo X on selection appears on duplicate in second deck, also circle on face, involved voodoo doll and movement under handkerchief, glorpy Card File 157
Jerry K. Hartman Made to Order two four-card packets end up in the same order Profile (Issue 18) 4
Alex Elmsley, Charles Sanders Peirce Through Darkest Peirce cards are dealt out multiple times to mix them, yet they are mated, relation to Sympathetic Cards The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 401
Philip T. Goldstein Dupacetic four cards of each suitInspired by Thabbatical 69
Robert Parrish Sympathetic Magic with comments about the effect by Charlie Miller, for stand-up Great Tricks Revisited 49
Simon Aronson Suit Yourself one deck mixed face-up/face-down, other deck shuffled twice and named suit removed, in first deck this suit is reversed in same orderInspired by Simply Simon 144
Guy Hollingworth, James Steranko The Voodoo Card selection in deck behaves like isolated card that is torn and torchedInspired byAlso published here The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Issue Astonishing Friends) 303
Jörg Alexander Weber Brandzeichen II card chosen and returned to deck, first letter of spectator's name written on paper and burned, letter burned into selection and letter appears on arm when ashes rubbed on armInspired by 7 Close-Up 13
Jeff Busby History and Background on the Germain Flash Card Change and Sympathetic CardsRelated to Auto-Twist & Isolated Aces 9
Nick Trost Believe It or Not! mixed cards become ordered and ordered cards become mixed (improved method from original, published in The Linking Ring, February 1955)Inspired byAlso published here The Card Magic of Nick Trost 150
Peter Duffie, Gene Maze Double-Stuck Prediction of two selections in the form of jumbo cards (weird twisting revelation), found to be stapled together, and the actual selections are also stapled togetherInspired by Effortless Card Magic 99
Simon Lovell Flashburn 2! card lost, coin wrapped in flash paper and put on deck and burned, paper circle under coin has name of selection, selection is torchedInspired by
  • "Meltdown" (Harry Baron & Simon Lovell)
Simon Says! 151
Nick Trost Swindle Suits based on "The Tarot Speaks" marketed by Arthur EmersonRelated to The Card Magic of Nick Trost 43
Pit Hartling Chameleon joker changes into three selected cards and back, double faced divided gaff The Book 79
Jörg Alexander Weber The Sympathetic Ten card piles in glassesAlso published here The Book 92
Guy Hollingworth Voodoo Card selection in deck behaves like isolated card that is torn and torchedAlso published here Drawing Room Deceptions 14
James Swain, Herbert Milton, Nate Leipzig Sympathetic Thirteen specially arranged decks of ungaffed cards 21st Century Card Magic 131
David Acer Symmetry wings of angels on back of Bicycle card are blackened with mirror held in center of card, on other side the blackening duplicatesInspired by
  • "Twilight Angels" (Paul Harris)
Natural Selections — Volume II 43
Eugene Burger The Burned Card burned in pentagram appears in selected cardVariations Mastering the Art of Magic 39
Karl Fulves Matrix With Words "Problems"
matrix force with words, composing something like a card or a condition "red kings are reversed", posed as a problem
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 4) 107
Jörg Alexander Weber Die Sympathetischen Zehn Also published here ZauberKunstStücke - Band 1 53
Paul Curry A Swindle of Sorts see Bruce Bernstein's "Eat at Joe's"Related to Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 245
Christoph Borer Die Intuition des Spielers Also published here Anam Cara auf Zirkeltour 2002 19
Jay Sankey Voodoo Card signed and lost in deck, a white index card is folded in quarters and selected card is found folded in the deck. Then corner of selected card is burnt, and index card is found to be burnt in the corner too Twenty Years Of Magic (Issue Amazing Tricks) 25
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Producers pairs of cards pushed through deck and a composite (suit-value) card emergesInspired by
  • "Autoplunger 5" (Gavin Ross, Auto-Plunger, 1994)
Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 12
Christoph Borer Die Intuition des Spielers Also published here Bisingen 03 18
Wesley James Sympathetic Blacks "beta", credit information on the plot Enchantments 240
Wesley James Follow That Card II "alpha"
Phase I: Ace through Four of Clubs & Spades are sympathetic, with additional red cards in play
Phase II: repeat variation
Phase III: follow the leader with the two four-card packets
Phase IV: four spades put in different pockets, clubs vanish and reappear with spades as pairs in pocket
Inspired by
  • "Follow That Card" (Bro. John Hamman, marketed item)
Enchantments 208
Dave Campbell Mix 'n' Match Inspired byRelated to The Dave Campbell Legacy 83
Christoph Borer Gambler - Die Intuition des Spielers Related toAlso published here Compilation 65
Nick Trost Sympathetic Suits Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 50
Howard Hamburg, Paul Curry Taste of Curry Inspired by The "D" Notes 23
Helder Guimarães Deepest Sympathy Ontology Project 8
Karl Fulves Milton "In Order"
combination of palindrome and sympathetic plots with five cards
Related to Prolix (Issue 9) 572
Guy Hollingworth The Voodoo Card selection in deck behaves like isolated card that is torn and torchedAlso published here Renovations 50
Jim Steinmeyer Deepest Sympathy seven cards arranged by spectator match prediction, hands-off Devilish Impuzzibilities 12
Tomas Blomberg Marlo Might Have Liked This Sympathetic Cards version, part of the effect occurs during the revelation, odd-backedInspired by Blomberg Laboratories 178
Paul Vigil Sympathy (for the Devil) Cards "or Cartas con Simpatia Diabolica"
two packets end up in the same order, despite mixing procedures, one packet mixed again and its order typed into phone, performer's phone rings
- Part 1: My Condolences
- Part 2: Can You Hear Me Now?
Inspired by
  • "DealFlipDropCut" (Howard A. Adams, OICUFESP Vol. 6, 1980, p. 15)
The Doors of Deception 227
Bob Farmer Macau Casino Shuffle #1 Ace to King of Hearts and Spades are each shuffled, performer deal-mixes them, one is sorted, then both are in same mixed order, then spectator cuts one of the suits and the order matches predictionRelated to The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox 12
Bob Farmer Macau Casino Shuffle #2 version with thirteen duplicatesRelated to The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox 18