(Second Edition from 1946 used)
342 pages (Hardcover), published by Max Holden
Illustrated with drawings by Nelson Hahne
Language: English
210 entries
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Max Holden, John J. Crimmins Jr. Foreword
Theodore Annemann Time Marches On
Chapter One - Effects With Billets and Pellets
Theodore Annemann, Bert Reese Bert Reese Secrets Berthold Riess, billet reading information, soft paper
  • Routine with Three Sitters
  • Routine for Single Sitters
  • Routine for Telephone Test
  • Routine for Groups
  • Some Final Remarks
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Theodore Annemann Billet Switching general thoughts, the folding of the paper and two switches
  • The First Method
  • The Second Method
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Theodore Annemann A Question and the Answer with billet switch using Thumb Tip
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Theodore Annemann, Al Baker The Al Baker Three Billet Trick three cards that are selected (one thought-of) and written on a billet are divined, stacked deck
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Shuffling a Stacked Deck short shuffle
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Theodore Annemann A Day of Your Life one spectator writes some things on billets, performer divines all, billets placed under feet of spectator and one billet is burned
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Karl Germain The Germain Gem named dead person appears on billet, pocket writing
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Orville Wayne Meyer Tervil word, number and city are written on billet, prediction on another billet
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Dr. Stanley Jaks Mental Hat Pin billet switch with hat pin, then secret reading of information
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Magnuson Devil Device gaffed box for questions, secret reading method
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Otis Manning The OM Billet Switching Box billet switching box, with notes by Annemann
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Otis Manning The Ghost of a Change using the OM Billet Switching Box, Q&A
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Otis Manning Crystal Clear Q&A, after information is obtained, way that assistant brings them to performer, bottle, in combination with his billet box
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Chapter Two - Publicity Effects
Theodore Annemann Mindreading Publicity Effect center tear presentation as newspaper test
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Theodore Annemann News Event Prediction three compartments, election prediction application
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Theodore Annemann The Unknown Subject apparently random name in phone book divined, person phoned names cards which are divined, uses ABC cards
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Theodore Annemann Publicity Stunt any information is revealed by partner on other end of phone
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Theodore Annemann On the Wire random person phoned, name divined
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Theodore Annemann Wired Thought any person is phoned and asked to name a card, predicted by performer, index
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Theodore Annemann The Impression Moderne wax coating on envelope as impression device
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Theodore Annemann, Kenneth Chamberlain A Cute Publicity Stunt name of chosen card appears printed in newspaper
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Tom Sellers Death Flight blank cards with names, card with dead name travels to another pile, envelopes
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James G. Thompson Jr. Impromptu Vision reading writing on paper card covered with handkerchief, classic move from ball/coin through handkerchief used
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Nat Scherzer A Neat Publicity Trick address chosen from different envelopes is predicted
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Dr. Stanley Jaks Television Compact secret billet reading using powder case or compact
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L. Vosburgh Lyons Graphology spectators write on paper cards, performer assigns them correctly, pseudo-psychometry, graphology presentation
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Chapter Three - Dead or Alive
Theodore Annemann From Beyond the Grave spelling to dead name with blank cards
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Theodore Annemann Two Papers and a Spectator two billets with information, one is duplicated and one divined
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Theodore Annemann More Living Than Dead billets are burned in process
Theodore Annemann Dead or Alive cards placed inside envelope, name of dead person is revealed
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Joseph Dunninger The Secret with flash paper addition, using a glass of water, credit claim
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Dr. Jacob Daley Dr. Daley's Death Divination one with flash paper
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Henry Hardin The Ghost Hand living dead with rough smooth edge
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Orville Wayne Meyer Dead
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Haded Calling! living and dead test in combination with flash paper idea
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Paul Curry Nyctalopia spectator writes name in dark with lights out, performer divines it, carbon paper
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L. Vosburgh Lyons, Bruce Elliott Entity Alone papers placed inside glass of water, one sinks
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Chapter Four - Book Tests
Theodore Annemann Between the Lines book test, using deck of cards in Si Stebbins order for word selection
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Theodore Annemann The Yogi Book Test three books, page determined with cards
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Theodore Annemann The Perfect Book Test blindfolded medium divines chosen word from a book
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Theodore Annemann Whim of Tituba page travels into nested signed envelopes
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Theodore Annemann Dice and a Book using dice to select page, with variation by F. Clark
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Theodore Annemann The Word on the Page using 14-15 card stack
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Jack Vosburgh Monks Mystery 14-15 stack that forces number, with slates
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Theodore Annemann The Double Ad Test ads selected by spectator, performer divines them
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Switching Envelope manila type
Orville Wayne Meyer Symmyst two phases, named numbers added to select word, using magazines with exchanged covers
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Orville Wayne Meyer Addition Force named digits are added up, performer fills in number that is required for force total
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Clayton Rawson Behind That Door! medium in another room divines cards, color, word with various methods
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Stuart Robson The 20th Century Newspaper Test
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Eddie Clever The Jaipur Jinnee method for forcing a page, mechanical way of changing position of ribbon between pages
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Sid Lorraine 40.000 Words dictionary test, hole in book
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Otis Manning Another Dictionary Effect paper placed in breast pocket, slit in coat
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David P. Abbott David P. Abbott's Book Test
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Chapter Five - Thought Foretold
Theodore Annemann Pocket Prophecies including thoughts on predictions and the pocket index in general
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Theodore Annemann Construction of the Annemann Billet Index also for playing cards
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Theodore Annemann The Original Effect straight card prediction using billet index
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Theodore Annemann Lady and Gentleman two card prediction with billet index
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Theodore Annemann, Walter B. Gibson The Omega Card Prophecy card chosen with dealing procedure, billet index
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Orville Wayne Meyer Orville Meyer's Twin Prediction partial set-up and ten-card billet index
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Theodore Annemann, Arthur H. Buckley, Orville Wayne Meyer The Improved Buckley Method full deck stack and billet index
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Theodore Annemann Annemann's Ballot Box Divination fifty lotto type counters in revolving ballot box
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Theodore Annemann Final Notes on pocket billet index
Clayton Rawson Tomorrow's Card prediction written, six cards from shuffled deck selected, then one of those, matches prediction, five-billet index
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Chapter Six - Miscellaneous Mental Masterpieces
Stewart James Sefalaljia miniature spirit cabinet, ball moves, ring on tape, cigar lights itself, milk vanishes
  • The Ball in the Glass
  • The Knotted Handkerchief
  • The Ring on the Tape
  • The Smoked Cigar
  • Drinking the Milk
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Charles T. Jordan, Theodore Annemann Telethot also "Telethought", design duplication with medium, eight slips of paper, Jordan's Yogi Force, medium divines seven of the designs, then eighth one duplicated with spectator
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Theodore Annemann, L.E. Duncanson The Astral Shirt performer removes shirt without jacket
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Theodore Annemann Impromptu Frame-Ups feeling time behind back, knowing what is drawn on slate, instant stooge
  • 1. Envelope Test
  • 2. Watch Test
  • 3. Slate Test
  • 4. Another Slate Test
  • 5. Shirt Test
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Theodore Annemann, Percy Naldrett The Phantom Artist celebrity chosen, large paper sheet is folded and cut, silhouette of chosen person is seen
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Hen Fetsch Travel Thought cities on map are thought of and written on paper, divined by medium in the dark, carbon paper
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L. Vosburgh Lyons Taps ball between slates starts rapping
Bruce Elliott Finger, Finger number of held-up fingers divined repeatedly
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Hen Fetsch Lock and Key method for Seven Keys to Baldpate
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Robert Parrish Telepathy on the Cuff! assistent divines total of number, easy coding
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Dr. Edward G. Ervin Number Thot number "randomly" calculated divined, interesting principle
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L. Vosburgh Lyons The New Half and Half three dice and list of letter combinations, a coincidence/prediction happens
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Stuart Robson Horrors! binary coded cards, word divined
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Stewart James Black Pin Idea orientation of pin in closed container divined
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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 card
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Eddie Clever Encore Voodoo card is put in envelope with ribbon band and hidden by spectator, light out, performer suddenly has card and mutilates it, with matching corner
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Bertram Adams The Krazy Kode word from text selected with role of dice, use of progressive anagrams
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Harris Solomon Operator Calling ringing of phone divines (forced) selection
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Fred DeMuth A Divination with Matches number of remaining matches divined
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Tom Sellers Calendar Conjuring number effects with calendar sheets
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Walter B. Gibson Date Sense numbers on calendar are added, matrix force
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James G. Thompson Jr. Shades of Sherlock Holmes! medium out of room, then returns to divine type of murder and a playing card transposes with the Ace of Spades (Death Card)
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Harry Blackstone Triumph of the Triumvirate rapping hand divines which key opens lock and which card was selected
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Stewart James Prophetic Tissue name of selected card appears on tissue paper
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Stewart James The Ball of Fortune number and color predicted in ball of wool
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Chapter Seven - Envelope Necromancy
Theodore Annemann My Own Swami Test predicting anything, pocket writing
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Theodore Annemann Triple Coercion color, card and number are named and predicted, only number free choice, nail writer
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Theodore Annemann Modernized Reading for single reading or getting one ahead
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Theodore Annemann Pseudo-Psychometry personal items
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Joseph Dunninger, Theodore Annemann Modernizing the "One Ahead" Principle thoughts on the reading act
  • Readings for Intimate Groups
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Theodore Annemann An Original Faked Envelope three compartments
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Bruce Elliott Bluebeard's Seven Wenches coincidences with cut-out heads, matching
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James T. Deacy Just an Echo method to double write secretly on a prediction in envelope, confabulation
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James G. Thompson Jr. Who Killed Mr. X written name is divined with story presentation
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E. D. Wolff The Astral Ad ads cut out of newspaper put in envelope, one chosen and word in it chosen, divined
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Hen Fetsch, Harrison Reincarnation burned page with writing reappears in envelope, two methods
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Sid Lorraine Prediction method for sealed prediction envelope
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Albert Sidney Dark Sorcery spectator signs card and selects number, light turned off, when back on the signed card traveled into sealed envelope numbered with number, luminous paint on back of cards
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Chapter Eight - Miracle Slate Routines
Theodore Annemann The Perfect Club Slate Routine name written up secretly on paper appears on slate
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Theodore Annemann Extra-Sensory Perception design duplication with stacked picture cards
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Theodore Annemann, Al Baker, Dr. Jacob Daley Notaria chosen card and diagram are divined/duplicated, forcing deck, center tear
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Theodore Annemann A Torn Letter paper with letter of alphabet is torn and restored between slates, pocket index
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Theodore Annemann Headline Hunter magician's choice strategy
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Theodore Annemann Psychic Slate Test stacked deck and slates
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Theodore Annemann, Robert Gysel The Gysel Slate handling for flap slate with hook
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Norman Ashworth, Walter B. Gibson Before Your Eyes message on slate becomes name of selection when wiping over it
  • Walter Gibson Method
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Oscar Weigle Phantom Hand message on slate becomes number prediction when wiping over it
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Dr. Jacob Daley The Ultra Slate Message
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Dr. Jacob Daley The Answer silicate slate flaps
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Dr. Jacob Daley Never Fail instructions to rope trick appear on slates
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Dr. Jacob Daley Ultra Addition
  • Dr. Daley's Variation with Mechanical Slate
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Gordon R. McKenney Sacred Script message appears on slate with reference to bible in which number is found
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Len Sewell Tribal Try paper wrapped between boards / slates, prediction or something else appears on paper inside
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Robert Parrish Duo Telepathy coding with thumb/nail writer on chalk
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Robert Parrish Slate Immortality living dead test on slate, or handwriting psychometry
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Stewart James Half and Half three dice and list of letter combinations, a coincidence/prediction happens
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Walter Baker, Al Baker Numero! end sum also predicts name of spectator
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Theodore Annemann The Super Slates method for appearing message
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James G. Thompson Jr. Gabbatha
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Clayton Rawson Ghost Writer card reversed behind back, name appears on slate
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Stanley Collins Nonpareil free selection (and switched) appears on marked slates
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Clarence Hubbard My Case word from ten selected, appears on previously empty slate, flap with corner cut, tray to add envelope
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Jean Hugard The 20th Century Slate Test flap handling
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Peter Warlock The Schoolbag book test with slates
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Hen Fetsch Knockout! four four-digit numbers are chosen and added, sum predicted
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Orville Wayne Meyer A Slate and a Number three chosen number, total predicted on slate
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R. M. Jamison Ghost Writer appearing writing on slate
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L.E. Duncanson Thought Rays writing on cleared slate read, oil
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Henry Christ Fatal Number coincidence with name list and name cards, slate writing
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Kent Arthur Familiar Spirit twenty blank cards, each with a two-figure number by a spectator, then some cards are totaled and total divined
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Herbert Hood The Psychic Slate unseen selection is duplicated on slate, marked & stacked
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Herbert Hood A Thought Out Thought free selection divined, marked & stacked
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Stanley Collins Psychic Type several names written on cards, one selected, it appears on previously empty slates
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H. C. Mole Mixed Mystery letter cards chosen, word selected from newspaper with number addition, letter cards arrange magically in chosen word
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Chalk on Metal Slates Tip
Chapter Nine - Money Mentalism
Theodore Annemann Controlled Currency two bills placed inside envelopes, serial number reading and other travels into box
Theodore Annemann, Charles Peet A Mentalist With Money marked bill is divined among others and its number as well
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L. Vosburgh Lyons Dollar Bill Switch
Henry Hardin Mystic Perception divined whether serial number on dollar bill is odd or even
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Jack Vosburgh Pay Day coins distributed to envelopes with mathematical procedure, predicted
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Stewart James Numismatigic coin divination behind back, magnetism
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L. Vosburgh Lyons The Knickel of Kanadah coin divination, magnetism
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Charles T. Jordan Dates borrowed coins in hat, performer announces year and finds coin by touch, repeated, one ahead
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Charles T. Jordan Duplex Date Reading naming dates on borrowed coins
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Chapter Ten - Blindfold Reading
Theodore Annemann Par-Optic Vision cards pocketed by spectator are divined one by one
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Theodore Annemann, Burling Hull New Sheet Reading questions in numbered envelopes answered by medium, Q&A, chair servante
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Theodore Annemann, Paul Rosini The Mystery of the Blackboard information written on blackboard is divined blindfolded, see Jinx for attribution
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Hen Fetsch In the Mind performer really blindfolded, routine with three parts
  • think stop with one selection
  • think stop with three selections
  • a chosen card is named
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L.E. Duncanson With Sight Unseen divining cards behind back, small mirror between legs
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James G. Thompson Jr. Mephisto Thot medium divines things written on papers
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Chapter Eleven - Mentalism with Cards
Theodore Annemann Magic vs. Mentalism two decks, spectator puts one in pocket, from the other he selects a card mentally, card is spelled in both decks and the last card is the thought of, card also predicted
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Theodore Annemann A Card to Be Thought About three way out, OOSOOM type
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Theodore Annemann Mind or Muscle? two cards located in spread, third card named, stacked deck and forcing deck
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Theodore Annemann Yggdrasil three phase routine with ESP cards, duplicates added from belt
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Theodore Annemann, Hugh Mackay The Secret Order of the Aces blindfolded assistant duplicates things done with aces
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Theodore Annemann Parallel Thoughts one of four freely take cards is selected, medium finds out which one
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Theodore Annemann Volition four selections in envelopes, spectators choose their own card, equivoque
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Stewart James, Theodore Annemann Waiting Place for Unknown Thoughts spectator forms word with alphabet cards, performer knows it, three phases/methods
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Dai Vernon The Brain Wave Deck brainwave
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John J. Crimmins Jr. I'll Read Your Mind one is a brainwave/invisible deck
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George W. Lord, M. D. Overholser A Peculiar Happenstance two cards in two piles appear at the same position, stacked & marked
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Herbert Hood You and Yours - Me and Mine
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Bruce Elliott Parade of the Lamas using Lama cards
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Walter B. Gibson The Twin Princess
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Jack Vosburgh Cherchez La Lady performer finds money card in different situations
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Audley Walsh Open Minds sum prediction via cards, out-to-lunch principle on deck of cards
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Tom Sellers, Val Evans Forced Prognostico selection appears on blank card, with Tom Sellers' Forcing Gaff
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Dr. Stanley Jaks The Dream of a Hermit three decks, with spelling coincidence in third deck
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Dan Bellman Mystic Matching two phases, one deck stacked
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L. Vosburgh Lyons Mental Rescue two spectators have five cards each and exchange one, performer divines it
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Verne Chesbro, James G. Thompson Jr. Copy Cat one Si Stebbins, the other brainwave/invisible deck
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Hen Fetsch Ghostatic Touch several coincidences with two decks
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Orville Wayne Meyer The Guidance of Fate two decks, two cards match, chosen with handkerchief force
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Newton Hall Hypnosthesia three spectators see a card even though that one is apparently removed
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Vincent Dalban Mental Numbers chosen number from stack of number cards divined, fibonacci system
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Robert Brethen As in a Mirror Darkly billet index on back of cards
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Theodore Annemann New $1000 Test Card Location stacked, risky
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James G. Thompson Jr. Utility Routine Svengali deck with the different cards stacked, ends clean, bridge deal finale
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Eddie Clever Only an Image some card names written down by spectators that think of any one, one of them selected, blank card first becomes wrong card (re. Elmsley gag, someone might be thinking of that one or not), then right card, fainted card (Larsen idea)
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Dr. Stanley Jaks Crystal-Viso chosen card divined in crystal ball first by performer, then spectator
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Charles Nyquist "Before Your Eyes" Business Card message on business card, name of selection appears
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Newton Hall Controlled Luck fifty-two numbered cardboards & cards are shuffled and read one by one until performer tells to stop, card and number combination is predicted
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Herbert Hood A Mental Test Revamped thought-of card divined via center tear
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Harris Solomon Diabolical Influence multiple prediction of cards and a number on face of playing card, stacked
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Chapter Twelve - Psychic Codes
Theodore Annemann Thoughts in the Air medium divines card and object in room, code via cards
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James G. Thompson Jr. The Eyes Have It coding only with eye movement
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Orville Wayne Meyer A Practical Card Code verbal
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Charles T. Jordan A Complete "Silent Thought Transmission" Act medium divines various pieces of information, bills, dice, playing cards and names, placement on table code
Theodore Annemann Weird Wire medium phoned and tells one out of five designs, selected cards and word
  • The E.S.P. Symbol Projection
  • The Word Projection
  • The Card Projection
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Ralph W. Read A New Method of Tabulation tip for question and answer reading act
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James G. Thompson Jr. Moonlight Madness thorough discussion of his and Julia Thompson's Two-Person Code Act, involving flash light for coding, ESP coding
  • General Test
  • Analysis
  • Questions
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Orville Wayne Meyer Hit Parade spectator thinks of song from top ten, pianist starts playing it, verbal code
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