496 issues
1970-1993
Written by Bascom Jones
Work of Various
2482 pages (Loose-leave collection), published by Selfpublished
Illustrated with drawings
Language: English
1,531 entries
Cover photograph
Creators Title Comments & References Issue Year Page AA Categories
George B. Anderson The Water Witch dowsing rod made of coat-hangers, finding water in a box and pseudo psychometry
219 1978 1091
Al Koran Chips chips in bowl, some are selected by performer and spectator, relation is predicted
219 1978 1092
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Psi-Keys with three locks, Key-r-rect presentation
219 1978 1093
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Maurice Fogel, Al Mann, Liz and Tommy Tucker, Kate Shiels
219 1978 1094
Bascom Jones Cold Reading - Its Techniques and Practice - Part III
  • Preoccupation with Self
  • Reflect Confidence
  • Do Your Homework
  • Gain the Subject's Cooperation
  • Use Psychological Truisms
  • Keep Your Eyes Open
  • Keep Your Ears Open
  • Flattery Works Wonders
  • Make it Theatrical
219 1978 1095
Philip T. Goldstein Mister Lucky prediction in envelope, three different-colored chips, two chosen by spectators, Himber wallet
220 1978 1097
Erik Jan Hanussen Brain-Child prediction of ESP card, initialed envelope
220 1978 1098
Paul Rylander Word Gauge list of words made on business cards, memory stunt, graphology and prediction in wallet
Also published here 220 1978 1099
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Max Maven, Burling Hull, Kate Shiels, David Hoy
220 1978 1100
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Bingo prediction held with bulldog clip, number on bingo cards
221 1978 1101
Ted Karmilovich Red & Black performer separates red and black cards
221 1978 1102
Neal Rider Clairvoyant several spectator draw something on a slip, one is selected and duplicated by performer
221 1978 1103
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Maurice Fogel
221 1978 1104
Bascom Jones Cold Reading - It's Techniques and Practice - Part IV
  • Attitudes are Changing
  • The American Family
  • Role of Women
  • More about Women
  • And the Problems of Women
  • But Don't Make Medical Suggestion
221 1978 1105
Maurice Fogel The Amazing Fogel performer writes prediction of a card on back of joker, it matches chosen card
222 1979 1107
Marvin Miller Heads Up! all spectators throw coins, and are eliminated until one remains, coin and date is predicted
222 1979 1108
Neal Rider Planned Failures after failing at a routine, serial number of bill is revealed
222 1979 1109
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Mark Stone, Mark Popelsky, publicity stunts
222 1979 1110
Burton S. Sperber Chips four poker chips with different colors in performer's pocket, one is selected by spectator and divined, see also p. 1120 for ideas by Orville Meyer
223 1979 1111
John Greget Pinpoint pulse is stopped and pushpin jammed into palm of hand
223 1979 1112
Robert Siepielski The Edge prediction of a ESP symbol, ESP cards are shuffled and one selected
223 1979 1113
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on the Hollywood Cavalcade of Magic, Maurice Fogel, women in mentalism
223 1979 1114
Bascom Jones Cold Reading - It's Techniques and Practice - Part V
  • Listen to your Unconscious Mind
  • The Silent Scream
  • The Eyes Have It!
  • Look, Too, At the Pupils
  • In Summary
223 1979 1115
Philip T. Goldstein Cue Stick card is selected and divined, notepad with wax
224 1979 1117
Dr. John Nichols Joker III medium stops before joker, repeated with medium in other room, story of an encounter between Jimmy Grippo and Dai Vernon
Inspired by 224 1979 1118
Robert Siepielski Sight Unseen drawn ESP symbols on business cards, thought symbol is divined
224 1979 1119
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word
224 1979 1120
Leslie Anderson Twice-Told Tarot! Tarot card is located, only Major Arcana
225 1979 1121
Ted Karmilovich Time-ZAP handles of watch vanish
225 1979 1122
Orville Wayne Meyer Brain Shock 2 using the Burling Hull reversible card, inside out fold
Inspired by 225 1979 1123
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Tony Shiels, David Hoy
225 1979 1124
Sandy Spillman Dunninger, The Man and the Myth on Dunninger
  • Electric Quality
  • Write Something Hard
  • Distributed Envelopes
  • The Program
  • Errors were Impressive
  • The Skeptics
  • Professional License
225 1979 1125
Barry Wiley Earth-Ward III out of this world type, with business cards
Inspired byRelated to 226 1979 1127
Lee Noble Hind-Sight special pair of glasses, mirror
226 1979 1128
David Hoy, Tom Craven Psi-Handkerchief five different colored handkerchiefs in five glasses, prediction of one color
226 1979 1129
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word
226 1979 1130
Kate Shiels Psyche's Revenge medium breaks leg of a table with mind / energy
227 1979 1131
Arthur Emerson Force 27 different numbers on slips of paper, number is forced
227 1979 1132
Terry Nosek Psi-Peek dynamics of tossed out deck, four cards are divined
227 1979 1133
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Katie Shiels, Diana Zimmerman
227 1979 1134
Diana Zimmerman Follow Your Hopes...Not Your Fears
  • Spectators Want a Star
  • Widespread Identity
  • Handling the Interview
  • Photographs
  • The Promotion Kit
  • The Learning Curve
227 1979 1135
Richard Lyn Mind Search spectator removes envelopes from a stand and burns them as instructed by blindfolded performer, envelope with money remains, using Ed Mellon's "Quantimental"
228 1979 1137
Gene Nielsen pk simple card reverse
Variations 228 1979 1138
Robin Robertson Picture Perfect picture cards with different symbols, special stack (a-z), prediction and divination
228 1979 1139
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on the Magic Dealers Association
228 1979 1140
Leslie Anderson The Sixth Sign! telephone book test, three numbers written on three pieces of papers or formed into three digit number, see also p. 1160 for corrections
229 1979 1141
Robert Siepielski Bingo 2 winning at a game of bingo
229 1979 1142
Philip T. Goldstein Numix handling of the 14/15 stack force, as a prediction
229 1979 1143
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word
229 1979 1144
Dorfay Not Merely Mental
  • Jack of All Trades
  • Focus on You
  • On Selecting a Style
  • Lighting and Music
  • Interdependence of Audience
  • Eye Contact
  • Be Receptive
  • Use your Voice
  • Cold Audience Start Slower
  • Play Your Spectators
  • And, Finally, Play your Audience
229 1979 1145
Hanussen The Fourth Eye divination and prediction of ESP symbol
230 1979 1147
Gaylord E. Hill pk 2
Inspired by 230 1979 1148
Neal Rider The Power methods to appear supper natural or gifted, knowing names of people, finding lost objects etc
230 1979 1149
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Tony and Kate Shiels, Bob Schwarz, Jeff Busby, Magic Dealers Association
230 1979 1150
Burton S. Sperber Mind Scam two thirds of the deck are shown, performer memorizes the cards and names cards in the third packet
Related to 231 1979 231
Kate Shiels Witch's Plot publicity stunt for one reporter, performer apparently travels long distance very quickly
Variations 231 1979 1152
David (Foote) Drake Watch It! divining an appointment and a time, written down on paper
231 1979 1153
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on the death of North Bigbee, FISM, Hans Moretti, Patrick, Alessandro de Luca
231 1979 1154
Barry Wiley The Indescribable Phenomenon on Anna Eva Fay
  • Compared with Houdini
  • She Excited her Audience
  • Featured a Two-Part Routine
  • The Cabinet Act
  • The Question-Answering Routine
  • At the Rate of Three a Minute
  • Exposures Brought Headlines
  • Always Available to Reporters
  • Call her an 'Actress'
231 1979 1155
Leslie Anderson Chance! named card is found on position which is the same number as the price written on the box
232 1979 1157
Philip T. Goldstein Homer ESP symbols, cards match with cards in envelope
232 1979 1158
Richard Lyn Color-X prediction of a symbol card, forcing deck
232 1979 1159
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Tony Andruzzi, Magictronix
232 1979 1160
Dr. Dan J. Alessini SH-H-! 25 number card with numbers from one to five, spectator divines if numbers match or not
233 1979 1161
Terry Nosek Psi Pow! during live TV-Show, medium is called who divines selection
233 1979 1162
Robin DeWitt Pens-O-Metric different colored pens, word on billets
233 1979 1163
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on James McDonnell
233 1979 1164
Hal Weaver, Robin Weaver Quick Guide to Contact Mindreading - Part I
  • The Basic Principle
  • Make the Subject Think
  • A Process of Elimination
  • How do You Begin?
  • Where to Start
  • Discovering the Target
  • Getting the Subject to Move
233 1979 1165
Karroll Priest The Phoenix Effect impression device, wax in envelope
234 1979 1167
Nita Kemp, George Kemp Tiddley-Wink dividing object, secret coding for informal situations
234 1979 1168
Kathi DeFrancis, Steve Aldrich Mind Touch blindfolded medium divines cards
234 1979 1169
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word
234 1979 1170
Jonathan Yarbrough The Ring prediction of price of ring, price tag, Koran Medaillon type
235 1979 1171
Nita Kemp Mind-X mnemonic help
235 1979 1172
Kathi DeFrancis, Steve Aldrich Secret Assistant two-person act, prediction of a named card, bulldog clip
235 1979 1173
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Tom Tucker, Carol Roy
235 1979 1174
Hal Weaver, Robin Weaver Quick Guide to Contact Mindreading - Part II
  • Tune In
  • Only an Experiment
  • Keep a Running Record
  • End the Experiment Differently
  • Don't Fear Failure
  • Extend the Technique
  • Verbal Suggestions
235 1979 1175
Philip T. Goldstein Printed Matter prediction of chosen word, ambigram prediction as two-way out
Inspired by 236 1979 1177
U. F. Grant Plastic Forcing Bag clear forcing bag with three compartments, brief
236 1979 1178
Philip T. Goldstein The Crystal Key keys in envelopes, using Crystal Clock Dial
236 1979 1178
Philip T. Goldstein Day for Night Daley's Rouge et Noir with ESP cards
Inspired by 236 1979 1179
Bascom Jones They Mystic Word on Lev Schneider and Natasha
236 1979 1180
Thomas Alan Waters Star-Crossed prediction of ESP card, with box
237 1979 1181
Elmer Deffenbaugh Direct Dialing publicity stunt for one reporter, performer apparently travels long distance very quickly, different method than Shiels
Inspired by 237 1979 1182
Paul Rylander Sight Unseen divination of three cards
237 1979 1183
Unknown Glimpse of Bottom Card and Card at Center at the same time
237 1979 1183
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word
237 1979 1184
Thomas Alan Waters (reviewer) "Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism, Volume Two" - An Historical Perspective by Larry Becker
Review by Goldstein and Waters, missing credits of Becker book
237 1979 1185
Gordon Hoener Grave's End automatic writing with a pencil, pencil breaks in two eventually
238 1979 1187
Tom Craven Shadows psychological force, prediction of one ESP card
238 1979 1188
Philip T. Goldstein Beam groups selects a card verbally, and one card is selected, medium divines both cards
238 1979 1189
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Diana Zimmerman, Max Maven, Gordon Hoener
238 1979 1190
Gene Nielsen Front Page based on Albert Spackman's "Clip Line"
Inspired by 239 1979 1191
George Kemp The Force manifestation of the force / ghost under handkerchief, impromptu
239 1979 1192
Paul Rylander Strangers seven Spades are shuffled, secured with a rubber band and placed in an envelope, performer manages to order seven Clubs in same order
239 1979 1193
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word
239 1979 1194
George B. Anderson Anderson on Mentalism
  • "You Must Entertain"
  • Someone Will Know the Gimmick
  • If the Impulses Apply
  • We're More Alike than Different
  • A Stock Final Reading
  • Keep Your Test Few and Simple
  • A Blockbuster Finish
  • Concerning Style
  • Questions Can Be Entertaining too
239 1979 1194
Henry H. Fields The Fields Device special impression device, clipboard, for pre-show or with assistant
Variations 240 1979 1197
Cicardi Mind Expander growing head illusion, hypno-disk on device to rotate it
240 1979 1198
Orville Wayne Meyer Match It
240 1979 1199
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word
240 1979 1200
Nathan Stark Mind Press piece of matchbook is balanced on a pin and covered with a glas, starts turning
241 1979 1201
Cicardi Secret Word divining secret Mantra from people who practice transcendental medicine
241 1979 1202
Karroll Priest Guest Shot mind reading on the radio, people call in
241 1979 1203
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Karl Fulves' Self-Working Mental Magic
241 1979 1204
Bascom Jones "What a Nice Thing to Say"
  • Names That Made News
  • What Price Glory?
  • And Further Proof
  • The Feature Story or Interview
  • Tips on Feature Placement
  • Advantages and Disadvantages
241 1979 1205
Alexander Renno Mind's Eye several chess pieces in a box, performer divines the one which is removed
Related toVariations 242 1979 1207
Robert Schwarz Psi Probed divination of a number, psychological ploy
242 1979 1208
Philip T. Goldstein Teamwork card with names of famous couples, performer and spectator select two that match
242 1979 1209
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Gail Sheehy's "Passages"
242 1979 1210
Edward Marlo Psi Color deck is shuffled and spectator can guess if top card is red or black, he is always right
Related to 243 1979 1211
Dr. Lawrence Weinstein The Psych-Key follow-up for moving key, key under handkerchief moves, Glorpy
243 1979 1212
B.C. Milnov Odd Coincident waiter in restaurant writes number on business card, which was predicted beforehand
Inspired byAlso published here 243 1979 1213
George B. Anderson Your Microphone Can Do It All
  • A Tool of Your Trade
  • Mike-Conscious
  • The Cordless Microphone
  • What they Cost
  • Is It Worth It?
  • If You Don't Have a Wireless Mike
  • Tips on Microphone Use
243 1979 1215
Cicardi Challenge of Chance design prediction, probability method
Related to
  • Phil Smith's "Real Deal" in "Mitox" p. 79.
244 1979 1217
Tom Craven 'Z' Test! numbers on a bingo sheet are crossed out until one remains, number is divined
244 1979 1218
Robert Siepielski Keylock several blank cards in envelopes and and one with a drawn key, key is found and person who chose envelope, metal detector method
244 1979 1219
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word
244 1979 1220
Katlyn The Mystic Tarot using the Major Arcana, divination of three cards
245 1979 1221
Bill Coomer Card-X prediction of multiple cards
245 1979 1222
George B. Anderson Soap Suds easy impression device method, soap
245 1979 1223
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word
245 1979 1224
Orville Wayne Meyer 10 Tips on Warming Up Those Cold Readings
245 1979 1225
Leslie Anderson Time Warp numbers are noted and one selected, matches set time by spectator on watch
Variations 246 1979 1227
Henry H. Fields Twist! presentation idea for divination of a number with a nail writer
246 1979 1228
Unknown Gambling Scam betting game with cards, odds in performer's favor
Related to
  • John Scarne's "Complete Guide to Gambling"
246 1979 1229
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word
246 1979 1230
Jules Lenier Dark Touch ESP-deck, three cards in different pockets, performer finds duplicates of unseen selections
247 1979 1231
Terry Tyson Psi-rcle pendulum held by spectator reacts different over billets with male and female names
247 1979 1232
Hiram Strait Four-Letter Words four scrabble pieces are selected and a word is formed, prediction on slate
247 1979 1233
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on mentalism with computers
247 1979 1234
Orville Wayne Meyer Mentalism "My Way"
  • Develop Your Own Style
  • Do Your Homework
  • Don't Let the Pace Drag
  • Magic Apparatus Doesn't Belong
  • Stay in Spotlight
  • Be Conservative in Your Claims
  • Surprise Adds Drama to an Effect
  • You Can't Sustain Unbroken Suspense
  • Only Magicians Are Perfect
  • Break the Rules... Knowingly
247 1979 1235
Dick Zimmerman The October Man four numbers are written on a pad and added, total appears on calculator held in plastic bag
248 1980 1237
George Kemp Secrets substitute for nail writer, with index cards, secret writing method
248 1980 1238
Philip T. Goldstein The Tenniel Prediction one of about ten cards is selected and predicted, prediction for two cards
Inspired by 248 1980 1239
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Dorian
248 1980 1240
Joe Weisbecker The Rhine Effect ten ESP cards are shuffled with 40 blank cards by the aid of a automatic shuffle machine, performer divines order of the ESP cards
249 1980 1241
Leslie Anderson The Pad add-a-number pad, page switched while torn from pad
249 1980 1242
B.C. Milnov Mind's Ear! divination of one out of six US cities
249 1980 1243
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word
249 1980 1244
Bascom Jones Television: A General Overview
  • Insatiable Appetite
  • Not the Place to Learn
  • The TV Talk Shows
  • And the New Shows
  • Community and Public Television
  • What's It All About?
  • An Insider's Tip
249 1980 1245
Ray Grismer Psychic Poker five hands, cards switch with performer's hand, who still ends up with Royal Flush
250 1980 1247
Jeff Semel R.S.V.P. psychological ploys for probability number force, two digits and different numbers from one to fifty
250 1980 1248
Richard Mark Pendulum Power! personal items in boxes used as pendulums, pseudo psychometry
250 1980 1249
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Bob and Brenda Brown, Myrus
250 1980 1250
Harry Seagal The Image Maker design duplication with a crystal ball, mirror
251 1980 1251
Sandy Spillman Watch It! matching of set time, special model wrist watch
251 1980 1252
Dennis Marks The 'X' Factor prediction of selected ESP symbol, five cards one bares symbol others are blank, erasable ink
251 1980 1253
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word
251 1980 1254
Sandy Kross Television: Think Big, Start Small
  • Think Big, Start Small
  • In the Beginning
  • Talk-Show Format
  • Types of Effects that Work Best
  • A Booktest is a Booktest is a...
  • Handle Viewers with Care
251 1980 1255
Katlyn Ouija written name is divined with a ouija board
252 1980 1257
Robert Siepielski X, Y, & Z justification for writing in the middle for a center tear
252 1980 1258
Philip T. Goldstein 9th Dimension spectator counts matches in matchbook, card with matching number appears in chosen pile
252 1980 1259
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Leslie Anderson, Katlyn, Dorian, Ron Shonk
252 1980 1260
Orville Wayne Meyer The 41c Miracle envelopes with different amounts of change, prediction of selected envelope
253 1980 1261
Joe Weisbecker Mystic Medallion which hand effect, with written prediction in Himber wallet
253 1980 1262
Robin DeWitt Color Code medium divines one of five colors
253 1980 1263
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word
253 1980 1264
Anonymous Television: What You Need to Know as "The Amazing Q"
  • The Associate Producer
  • Call-Time and Make-Up
  • What to Wear
  • The Green Room
  • The Camera; The Audience
  • A Question of Time
  • Leave Promptly
  • Play it Again, Sam
253 1980 1265
Dick Zimmerman Puzzle Wit spectator removes piece from a solved puzzle, performer finds the same piece in a pile of pieces from the same unsolved puzzle, performed on TV by Romark
254 1980 1267
Terry Tyson Psi-Pix ending for pseudo psychometry, last object in envelope is divined
254 1980 1268
Jules Lenier Sneak Preview one of four bills is selected, using a Himber wallet
254 1980 1269
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on books
254 1980 1270
Stephen Minch The Minch Ken two cards from ESP deck, spectators think of a number and count to card
Also published here 255 1980 1271
Shogen / Zen Heat Wave medallion becomes really hot, foil
255 1980 1272
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Credit Check prediction in form of X on one of five credit cards, erasable ink
255 1980 1273
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Romark, Toni Andruzzi, David Hoy, Rick Johnsson
255 1980 1274
Guy Thompson Chatter isn't Patter
  • Patter Must Have Purpose
  • How Much, When, And in What Manner
  • The Manner Must Be Suitable
  • Don't Overlook Body Language
  • Choosing What to Say... and How
  • Use Patter to Achieve your Objective
  • Avoid the Obvious
  • A Perfectly Ordinary Deck of Cards
  • Don't Make It Harder than it Is
255 1980 1275
Peter Pit Ghost Key key turns on hand and raps and twists on a tray
256 1980 1277
Jules Lenier Think Again seven envelopes, with coins
256 1980 1278
Philip T. Goldstein Under Orders clever combination of principles to divine two cards
Related to 256 1980 1279
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Christine Mignosa, Romark, Stephen Minch, Ray Hyman
256 1980 1280
Henry H. Fields The Rose prediction of a name, presentation
257 1980 1281
Bob Fillman Left Side, Right Side method to turn over card
257 1980 1282
Michael Selwyn Warm-Up deck of ESP cards, prediction of three cards, automatic dealing procedure
257 1980 1283
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on the P.E.A. convention, Punx, Tony Andruzzi, Bob Cassidy
257 1980 1284
David Hoy ESP, According to Hoy
  • What Is ESP?
  • Buzz Words Won't Work
  • A Basic Understanding of ESP
  • The Universal Question
257 1980 1285
Bob Haines Any Word in the World... comedy prediction of a word, written attached to dictionary
258 1980 1287
Dr. Lawrence Weinstein Back-Up business card used to stab into the deck
258 1980 1288
Gene Nielsen The X Factor using six metal-rimmed cardboard tags, die is thrown and number spelled (!), prediction on the back of tags
258 1980 1289
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Marcello Truzzi, PSI Sources International, Pat Benjamin
258 1980 1290
Terry Tyson Love Letters allocating love letters
259 1980 1291
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Image transmitting one out of ten symbols to medium
259 1980 1292
Philip T. Goldstein Backstab card is reversed in the deck, cards next to them are predicted, with Major Arcana
259 1980 1293
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Peter Pit, Glenn Falkenstein
259 1980 1294
Rick Johnsson Belief is the Essence of Deception
  • Causes of Disbelief
  • Simple Solution
  • The Reality Warp
  • A Necessity in Mentalism
  • Effort Versus Results
  • Its not Easy
  • Discipline Sets You Free
  • But Take Care
259 1980 1295
Jack Kent Tillar Mental Monte bill put under one of three cups, performer know which one
Inspired by 260 1980 1297
Ray Grismer Clean-Up method for the clean-up after classic OOTW
260 1980 1298
Bob Cantoni Alpha Wrap prediction of letters from ABC deck
260 1980 1299
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word
260 1980 1300
Curt Walter Zaebos key in handkerchief bends in spectator's hands
261 1980 1301
Jack Kent Tillar Swami different design for nail writer / Swami
261 1980 1302
Bob Haines Cognizance with ESP deck and five Jumbo ESP cards, spectator finds matching design of his selection
261 1980 1303
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Robert Dorian
261 1980 1304
Hugh Riley In the Beginning there was Man historical notes / assumptions on mentalism
  • Past Tense, Future Perfect
  • Impression Methods
  • The Data Bank
  • Girolamo Scotto
  • Second-Sight Acts
  • One-Man Mentalism
261 1980 1305
Ray Grismer Gift of the Illuminati pencil and cards adhere to hand
262 1980 1307
Uriah Fuller Psi-Con performer separates reds and black cards from a shuffled deck
262 1980 1308
Alessandro de Luca Cone of Power three scarfs with different colors, selected one has a knot
262 1980 1309
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on the passing of George Kemp
262 1980 1310
Gene "Phantini" Grant Midnight Man deck distributed to spectators, card is selected from second deck and performer finds person with matching card, blindfolded
Also published here
  • "Mystic Word" in "Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets"
263 1980 1311
Thomas Alan Waters Selectrick typewriter rings bell on command
Also published here 263 1980 1312
Hiram Strait Bank Knight repeated banknight effect, first with colored envelopes then with five manila envelopes
263 1980 1313
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Phantini, Uriah Fuller, Hiram Strait
263 1980 1314
Valerie Nielsen, Bascom Jones, Cicardi, Sandy Spillman, Dr. Lawrence Weinstein, Adam Weishaupt, Jack Kent Tillar, Diana Zimmerman Wish I Thought of That
  • The Intimate Touch (Cicardi, idea for palmistry)
  • Signed, Sealed, and Delivered (Spillmamn / Weinstein, business card idea)
  • In a Crystal Darkly (Nielsen, idea for crystal balls)
  • Name Dropping (Weishaupt, idea for Tarot readings)
  • Color Coordination (Tillar, idea for Daub)
  • Big Can be Better (Zimmerman on bigger props)
263 1980 1315
Frederick M. Shields Dark Powers divination of three words, one-ahead book test
264 1980 1317
B.C. Milnov Xandu! spectator's apparently see thought of card on ceiling
264 1980 1318
Philip T. Goldstein Die-Lex prediction of a word, die is thrown, limitation process of the die throw down to two numbers
264 1980 1319
Frederick M. Shields Page Force toothpick
264 1980 1320
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Illuminati
264 1980 1320
Robert Priest Orobas Factor before the show spectator buys a magazine and seals a bill in an envelope, magazine test and serial number reading, himber wallet
265 1980 1321
Craig Karges Chek Mate bank night, spectators play for performer's fee, psychological twist, clear forcing bag
Variations 265 1980 1322
Jules Lenier Name That Tune! cards with song titles, chosen one is divined, abc-stack
265 1980 1323
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word
265 1980 1324
Stephen Minch Choice Beyond Chance psychological force with five different objects
265 1980 1325
Bascom Jones Your Voice May Be Loudest When You Are Listening on listening to the sitter
265 1980 1326
Billy McComb Powers of Mind two decks, performer and spectator cut to same card
266 1980 1327
David Himelrick Bio Test! building a pen with a prompter sheet, accessing word index
Variations 266 1980 1328
Karroll Priest Predic-O-Clip! prediction with bulldog clip in box, headline prediction etc, sent in advance, Nelson Gimmick
266 1980 1329
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Illuminati, Don Lawton, Sandy Spillman, Ray Grismer, Gordon Hoener, Jack Anderson
266 1980 1330
Nathan Stark Mem-O-Rex! shuffled deck, spectator removes a card unseen, performer goes through the cards and names missing card
267 1980 1331
Karroll Priest Psi-Disk prediction of named color, with optical illusion disc and himber wallet
267 1980 1332
Steve Aldrich, Kathi DeFrancis Game Plan using Po-Ke-No cards, description of winner as prediction
267 1980 1333
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on the passing of Kuda Bux, Myriam Ruthchild
267 1980 1334
Bascom Jones Tips on Techniques the Pros Follow
  • Practice and Rehearsals
  • Your Appearance and Dress
  • Importance of Eye Contact
  • Use the Voice
  • Use a Microphone
  • Physical Energy
267 1980 1335
John Fedko Tri-Psi as John Fedco, three cards are divined
268 1980 1337
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Mind's Eye prediction of a name, removable ink
268 1980 1338
Gene "Phantini" Grant Star Trick! prediction of a zodiac sign, with chop cup
268 1980 1339
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Maurice Fogel, Gene Grant, Micky Hades
268 1980 1340
Terry Tyson Burn, Witch with evil name, wrapped in foil, becomes hot
269 1980 1341
Ray Grismer Pen Pal automatic writing, scribble is erased and name of selection remains
269 1980 1342
Philip T. Goldstein Second Hand prediction of hand
Related to 269 1980 1343
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on John Fedko
269 1980 1344
Bascom Jones Conversational Tricks for the Private Reader
  • The Gift of Gab
  • Don't Reinvent the Wheel
  • Start with These Tips
  • Free Information
  • Disclose Something of Yourself
  • Let Actions Talk, Too
  • Use Your Eyes
269 1980 1345
Brenda Bell, Book, and... Brenda! turning key, self extinguishing candle and Ball from Plate for two people, using assistant on stage
Inspired by 270 1980 1347
Tieneblas Pendulum Power pendulum held in empty water glass, sound
270 1980 1348
Jules Lenier Play it for Laughs prediction of a spectator, dating game presentation
270 1980 1349
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on P.E.A., Bob Brown and Brenda, Katlyn, P.C.A.M.
270 1980 1350
David Ashton, Nikko Psychich Synergy one Dollar bills and one hundred Dollar bill in envelopes, with himber wallet, as game show
271 1980 1351
Tony Andruzzi Hot Stuff paper with information starts to burn, information is revealed
271 1980 1352
Hanussen Numystic Eye serial number divination with five bills, in paper bag
271 1980 1353
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Tamara Rand, Dick Maurice, Masklyn y Mage's laws of mentalism
271 1980 1354
Sandy Spillman A Lean and Hungry Look
  • Not a New Theory
  • The Physiognomic Instinct
  • Body Typing
  • Endomorph
  • Mesomorph
  • Ectomorph
  • How to Use It
271 1980 1355
Karroll Priest Midnight Madness design duplication, with optical illusion disc, mirror
272 1980 1357
Frederick M. Shields Brain Echoes book test, prompter
Inspired by 272 1980 1358
Bob Fillman Emotions three names, one is person spectator likes
272 1980 1359
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on the passing of David Hoy
272 1980 1360
Philip T. Goldstein Key to... the Future! in box is prediction on which attempt the lock opens
Also published here 273 1980 1361
Tieneblas Pair-Cognition cards are dealt twice, on pile selected and top card predicted
273 1980 1362
Gene Nielsen Tarot Imagery major arcana, prediction of a tarot card
Inspired by
  • Don Alan's "Big Deal"
273 1980 1363
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Larry Becker, P.C.A.M., P.E.A. convention
273 1980 1364
Von Hoenir Secrets of a Hotel Psychic
  • Learning by Doing
  • Internationally Known
  • Advertising and Promotion
  • The Matter of Money
  • ...and Protection
  • Men Versus Women
  • How Much Time?
  • Tea Leaves or I-Ching?
273 1980 1365
Gene "Phantini" Grant Phantini's Eyeless Vision! with assistant
Also published here 274 1981 1367
Jonathan Yarbrough Touch of Class design duplication, case for business cards as shiner
274 1981 1368
Gene Nielsen Synchronicity two spectators select same card, staging idea
274 1981 1369
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on the passing of Bob Fillman, Arthur Ford
274 1981 1370
Philip T. Goldstein Orientation! prediction of a Japanese city, cards with names, prediction in form of ABC cards in envelope, 10/11 force, see also p. 1380
275 1981 1371
The Rev. Dr. Bob. E Second Chance wax impression device, for one-on-one sitting
275 1981 1372
Leslie Anderson Liar... spectator selects group of cards and lies at one card
275 1981 1373
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word
275 1981 1374
Marcus R. Henvit The Amazing Newmann on C. A. George Newmann
275 1981 1375
Adam Weishaupt Colors of the Illuminati coins and card prediction, different colored pens
276 1981 1377
Michael Selwyn Heat cold coffee becomes hot again
276 1981 1378
Karroll Priest, Robert Priest The Priests' Prayer Book gaffed magazine
276 1981 1379
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word
276 1981 1380
Fredric Kolb Time Warp card is stopped at, same card is in performer's wallet as prediction
277 1981 1381
Dennis Marks Grand Strategy color chip chosen by spectator, scrambled cube solved by performer blindfolded, first chosen color then rest, cube really brute-force solved
Also published here 277 1981 1382
William Bauer Psi-Color Test cards with names of colors, audience vote for different colors and most popular color turns out to be the same as a color selected by a spectator
277 1981 1383
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Dick Zimmerman, Steve Aldrich, Cicardi, Magic in the Rockies
277 1981 1384
Liz Tucker, Tommy Tucker Tips on Trade Show Techniques
  • Role of the Entertainer
  • Time Becomes a Factor
  • Who is the Contact?
  • Keep Goals in Mind
  • Major Mistakes
  • How Long an Act?
  • Little Things Count
  • Follow Up on Your Contacts
277 1981 1385
William Larsen Test of the Devil Wind impromptu book test
278 1981 1387
Alexander One Ahead combining a stacked deck with marked cards
278 1981 1388
Gerald Kosky Picture Perfect divination of selected postcard, abc stack
278 1981 1389
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Myriam Ruthchild
278 1981 1390
Karroll Priest Sui Generis one card divination, deck is shuffled by spectator
279 1981 1391
David Himelrick Shear Deception loading billet with a pair of scissors
279 1981 1392
Philip T. Goldstein Mathemusical number arrived at via calculator procedure (subtraction of three digits and its reverse, then cross sum), that number on a list of song is played by calculator
Also published here 279 1981 1393
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word
279 1981 1394
Cicardi The Mind has a Thousand Eyes
  • Why a Blindfold?
  • What Type to Use?
  • When and Where?
  • Improvised Blindfold
  • Tube Blindfold
  • The Supreme Blindfold
  • Phantini Blindfold
279 1981 1395
Danton Diabolique divination of written down information and location of hidden envelope, method to read impressions on wax impression device
Inspired by 280 1981 1397
Tony Andruzzi Cubelet small cube solved behind back apparently by memory, switch
Also published here 280 1981 1398
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Peg O'Mind spectator solves puzzle, prediction of ending
280 1981 1399
Bascom Jones, Steve Shoemaker The Mystic Word on the death of Ray Hafler, justification idea for center tear by Steve Shoemaker
280 1981 1400
Frederick M. Shields The Man Who Saw Tomorrow with three telephone books
281 1981 1401
George Moore The Midas Touch performer has pile of bills, prediction of serial number of chosen bill
281 1981 1402
Michael Selwyn Beyond the Bell clapper of glass bell vanishes
281 1981 1403
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Belante, Myriam Ruthchild, David Ashton
281 1981 1404
Myriam Ruthchild Anatomy of a Psychic
  • Entertainment is not Enough
  • Motivational Psychologist
  • Billet Bang-Bang
  • A Matter of Numbers
  • What about Recorders?
  • Maintaining Personal Balance
  • And on the Business Side of the Ledger
281 1981 1405
Danny Nelson Sign of the Tarot prediction of two cards of the Major Arcana, in concept similar to Fulves' Gemini Twins
Related to 282 1981 1407
Gene "Phantini" Grant, Martin Gardner Key Word spectator divines word from a list and writes it down, it's the word the performer was sending
282 1981 1408
Richard Lyn Games Teleplay deck of index cards with different names, prediction of one in an envelope
282 1981 1409
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Doug Henning, James Randi
282 1981 1410
Philip T. Goldstein Death... by Hanging! envelopes hanging on an easel
283 1981 1411
George Moore Psi Surge receiving several bits of information using one center tear
283 1981 1412
Gerald Kosky Scorpio Rising 24 index cards, two are selected and marked, cards are in clock layout and both end up at same number
283 1981 1413
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word
283 1981 1414
Linda Jonason Echoes from the Darkened Stage
  • Focus Interest
  • Evaluation in Quick-Time
  • The Eyes Have It
  • Let Your Voice Command
  • Big Can Be Small
  • Small Can Be Big, Too
  • Physical Appearance Tells a Lot
  • You Don't Need a Drummer to Dance
283 1981 1415
Dr. Lawrence Weinstein Hand of Darkness selection is divined as is position of the card in the deck
284 1981 1417
Barrie Richardson Tri-Psi three slips in signed and sealed envelope
284 1981 1418
Scott Davis Tele-Squirt with five water pistols
Variations 284 1981 1419
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on the death of Maurice Fogel, Romark
284 1981 1420
Leo Kostka Psychic Stigmata ESP sign appears on hand of performer and on various spectator, sugar cube as stamp
Inspired by 285 1981 1421
David Avadon XYZ variation of the stealing of the center piece, wax
285 1981 1422
Jack Kent Tillar Chance Factor prediction of result of a sports game, on slip in envelope
285 1981 1423
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Magic Island, Sam LaPorte, Michael Callie
285 1981 1424
Vic Perry Behind the Language of the Agents
  • Learning their Language
  • The Cheap Shot
  • And the Special Approach
  • The Favor for a Friend
  • And Being All Wet
  • Try Booking Yourself
Related to 285 1981 1425
Bob Fillman Cracks in the Mirror folded slips secured with paper clips, question are answered and names divined, inspirational thought written on cards given to spectators
286 1981 1427
Dan Blackwood Tarot-Tell divination of Tarot cards, Major Arcana only
286 1981 1428
Ted Karmilovich Design-A-Choice! objects are written down on piece of paper and one is selected, performer divines thought of object
286 1981 1429
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Fred Shields, Bob Fillman
286 1981 1430
Leo Kostka The Jupiter Effect tuning fork held by spectator starts to sound
287 1981 1431
Philip T. Goldstein Cubicle spectator scrambled Rubik's cube and throws it, number of yellow squares on top predicted
Also published here 287 1981 1432
Don Camp Word Games piece of newspaper page is torn and word selected, divination by performer
287 1981 1433
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on the death of Frederick Shields
287 1981 1434
Peter Adrian Devlyn, Terry Tyson Making Private Parties Pay
  • First Contact
  • Get All the Facts
  • And Anticipate Questions
  • Your Arrival
  • The Performing Area
  • Your Show
  • And Following Your Performance
  • The Personal Touch Pays
  • Follow Up
287 1981 1435
Jack Kent Tillar Dark Vision color vision with rubik's cube, in box, color is divined
288 1981 1437
Tom Craven Poof! pellets wrapped in aluminium foil and held over flame, paper with dead name vanishes inside foil
288 1981 1438
David Ashton, Nikko PsychoBond torn and restored cigarette paper, classic methods
288 1981 1439
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Scott David idea for Serial number reading
288 1981 1440
Cicardi Eyes of Isis cards with words, several are selected and divined by performer
289 1981 1441
Frederick M. Shields Challenge Prediction prediction of a fifty/fifty outcome, in sealed box
289 1981 1442
Peter Isaacs Time Capsule prediction of an object on billet in tube
289 1981 1443
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on the group The Thirteen
289 1981 1444
George B. Anderson Authentic Mentalism
  • Without Gimmicks
  • Your 'Hits' Will Amaze Even You
  • Attempt the Impossible
  • Think of a Card
  • Other Effects
  • Play Your Hunches
  • You're not Perfect
  • Handling Questions
289 1981 1445
Robert Cassidy, Ross Johnson Princess A Hoy cards are distributed to five people, they think of one card in their pile, tossed out deck version
290 1981 1447
Karroll Priest Sleep-Eez on combining mentalism and hypnotism
290 1981 1448
David Avadon, Sid Fleischman One Man Telephone Trick prediction of serial number on answering machine of telephone
290 1981 1449
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Tony Doc Shiels
290 1981 1450
Max Abrams Poltergeist blob of glass on a coaster is covered by a glass and suddenly explodes, prince Rupert's drop
291 1981 1451
W. Rory Coker X......Factor five film canisters, object is hidden in one and located by performer
291 1981 1452
Lee Morningstar The Heart King value of card cut to is doubled and then counted to a card, prediction, based on a Eddie Joseph trick
291 1981 1453
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on DorFay, Guy Thompson, Tony Shiels
291 1981 1454
Tony Shiels My Shadow Wears a Stovepipe Hat -Learning the Hard Way
  • Add a Touch of Wonder
  • Be A Character
  • Importance of the Audience
  • The Xerox Principle
  • On Being Fooled
291 1981 1455
Al Mann Mind Lock! finger rings locked on padlock, envelopes one containing key, prediction of correct envelope, himber wallet
292 1981 1457
Gordon Hoener Split Image wide angle mirror as shiner, design duplication
292 1981 1458
Carl Herron It's Moving!! nut turns off bolt in spectator's hands
292 1981 1459
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Gordon Hoener, P.C.A.M. Convention
292 1981 1560
Philip T. Goldstein Con-Test spectator try to divine number, prediction states who is closer to the number and how far off
Inspired byAlso published here 293 1981 1461
Stan Blumenthal Light Source crystal ball starts to glow green
293 1981 1462
Neil Somerville Hidden Image pseudo psychometry, ESP cards wrapped with aluminium foil and sealed in envelopes
293 1981 1463
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Tony Shiels
293 1981 1464
Scott Davis 16 Tips on Doing Magic on TV
  • Pink-Elephant Syndrome
  • The Forgotten Audience
  • The Medium, Itself
  • Where to Learn?
  • Opportunities Abound
  • Kinds of Effects
  • People Behind the Camera
  • On Looking Good
293 1981 1465
Leslie Anderson, Harry Anderson The Shadow Card spectator thinks of a card, card vanishes and appears in sealed envelope
Related to 294 1981 1467
Gordon Hoener 64-Cent Solution moving objects
294 1981 1468
Terry Nosek It's Your Loss! presentation for Key-R-Rect, bill in box, seven keys and padlock
294 1981 1469
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on P.C.A.M., FISM, Bob Brown, John Fedko, Al Mann
294 1981 1470
Al Mann The Gemel Con! center tear / steal handling
295 1981 1471
W. Rory Coker Menta-Match! as W. Rory Cooker, four people select ESP sign, two select the same as performer
295 1981 1472
Norman van Tubergen Cube Power rubik's cube solves under cover, without touching, sound of moving cube can be heared
295 1981 1473
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on P.C.A.M., Martin Nash, Mariano Palhinha
295 1981 1474
Myriam Ruthchild Anatomy of A Compute Psychic - Part I
  • Applications for the Psychic
  • Hoy Outdone
  • But Every Coin Has Two Sides
  • Computer Courses
  • Available Programs
  • Don't Take Shortcuts
295 1981 1475
Robert Cassidy The Devil's Diary card at though of day is in envelope
296 1981 1477
Scott Davis Matrix cards with numbers, numbers are formed and sum is predicted
Related to 296 1981 1478
Leo Kostka Aura Effect flash cube flashes by concentrating on it
296 1981 1479
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Diana Zimmerman, Tony Andruzzi, Walter Gibson, Jeff Busby
296 1981 1480
Michael Selwyn Psyched Up crumpled bill levitates
297 1981 1481
Walter B. Gibson Dunninger's Blink! spectator divines card, sees image of card while staring at the wall
297 1981 1482
Marcello Truzzi The Hole Truth magazine test, business card with punched holes is moved on page
Inspired byRelated to 297 1981 1483
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word
297 1981 1484
Myriam Ruthchild Anatomy of A Compute Psychic - Part II
  • Can You Afford One?
  • Selecting the Right Type
  • Presentation is Vital
  • Categorical Answers
  • Mail-Order Mentalism
  • Targeted Mailings for Bookings
297 1981 1485
Peter Donello Sherlock Holmes' Mental Clue' prediction of chosen name, location and weapon, clue plot
298 1981 1487
Robert Siepielski Variation using John Cornelius' "Pinnacle Pad"
298 1981 1488
Kate Shiels Witch Craft prediction/ divination of relation of cards cut to and put in pocket
298 1981 1489
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Al Mann
298 1981 1490
Marvyn Roy Five-Star Psychometry five spectator's select a card each, all are divined with a reading
299 1981 1491
Henry H. Fields Mind Burst divination of thought of number, with watch and pen with digital display
299 1981 1492
Neil Somerville PSI-Brations X spectator divines special ticket, prediction in envelope, himber wallet
299 1981 1493
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on copies, glitter plastic poltergeist blocks
299 1981 1494
Andrew Jones Makeup Is Not Just for Clowns
  • Who Needs Makeup
  • Not Hard to Use
  • Straight Makeup
  • Judge by Audience Size
  • Techniques pf Application
  • The Base, or Foundation
  • Follow with Rouge
  • Eyes are Important
  • Makeup Under Lights
  • Special Touches
299 1981 1495
Henry H. Fields Century 300 handling for center tear for design duplication
300 1982 1497
Thomas Alan Waters Zodiaccent medium on the other end divines zodiac from spectator
Also published here 300 1982 1498
Karroll Priest Edge Marks edgemarked deck
300 1982 1499
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on the Magic Castle, Magic Island, Myriam Ruthchild
300 1982 1500
Burton S. Sperber One Step Beyond two decks, one in performer's and one in spectator's pocket
301 Jan. 1982 1501
Philip T. Goldstein Synch or Swim six ESP cards removed from ESP deck, two times Down-Under-Deal, cards match
301 Jan. 1982 1502
Vic Perry The Big Con two effects done at performer's home
  • prediction of chosen card, envelope removed from book
  • drink chosen from a drink book is produced in a bag
301 Jan. 1982 1503
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on the passing of Romark
301 Jan. 1982 1504
Linda Jonason Practical Tips for the Working Performer
  • Wait For It
  • Signal With Showmanship
  • Acknowledging Applause
  • Natural Grace and Ease
  • And Talk in the Same Manner
  • Script Your Remarks
  • Delivery is Important, Too
  • Change Your Style and Pacing
301 Jan. 1982 1505
Dennis Marks PSI-Cue wind-up robot finds selection
302 Feb. 1982 1507
David Ashton, Nikko 60-Second 'Payoff' chosen jumbo ESP card has mark on the back
302 Feb. 1982 1508
Robert Cassidy The Kraus Effect with four guns, here published under Sandy Kraus but see p. 1520 for corrections
302 Feb. 1982 1509
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Tommy and Liz Tucker
302 Feb. 1982 1510
Robert Cassidy Atlas Undone book test with an atlas, paged is stopped at and then finger put on page to select a city, prediction
Also published here 303 Feb. 1982 1511
Neil Somerville Visual Images five images are placed inside envelopes, one is selected and divined
303 Feb. 1982 1512
Allan Slaight PSI-Cloned Q&A whit billets with questions and pink billets with numbers, using the Otis Manning box
303 Feb. 1982 1513
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Burton Sperber, Bob Cassidy, Bob Dorian, Gordon Hoener, Stan Shultz, Fred Kolb
303 Feb. 1982 1514
Gordon Hoener On the Fine Art of Getting Paid - Part One
  • The Exploiters
  • Getting Stiffed
  • Percentage Deals
  • Rich Folks
  • Large Corporations
  • The Problems of Agents
  • Look Out for 'Free Auditions'
  • Concessions
  • You Earn It, Get It
303 Feb. 1982 1515