Written by Ted Lesley, Stephen Minch
Work of Ted Lesley
300 pages (Hardcover), published by Hermetic Press
Illustrated with drawings by Kelly Lyles
Language: English
72 entries
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Thomas Alan Waters Introduction
Toni Forster Foreword
  • Ted Lesley As Magic Enthusiast
  • Ted Lesley As Performer
  • Ted Lesley As Mensch
  • Ted Lesley As Inventor
  • Finally, About this Book
Ted Lesley Notes on My Life with Friends includes Werry, Punx, Bernd Martin Langscheid
Chapter One - Tricks of Raised Consciousness
Ted Lesley Danny Ray & Marcelle
Ted Lesley Tricks of Raised Consciousness on locator cards
The Split Card part of other card glued on back
Will De Sieve The Will De Sieve Gimmick coin leaves circular impression
Jontay The Jontay Gimmick ridge along line on picture card
Dick Koornwinder The Koornwinder Gimmick glue spots
The Breather Crimp
Ted Lesley The Principle principle to force one out of three cards, three marked locator cards, spectator cuts deck in his hands
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Ted Lesley The Kismet Connection spectator cuts to a card which matches card from second deck which was placed in envelope
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Norman Houghton Kismet three-way envelope
Ted Lesley Two Decks with But a Single Thought a spectator selects card and places it unseen inside an envelope, other spectator selects same card, Kismet envelope
Ted Lesley The More Frequent Miracle two people deal cards from shuffled decks until two cards match, matching card is predicted reversed in third deck, repeated by reversing new card and cutting other two decks
Inspired by
  • Tom Bowyer's "The Frequent Miracle" in "The Sphinx" Vol. 39, Nr. 3. P. 67. 1940.
Ted Lesley Medium in Your Pocket medium is called during radio show, host opens new deck, shuffles, cuts and put one card inside his pocket
Inspired by 42
Ted Lesley Alpha forcing a word using ABC cards, cards are shuffled and some card selected by cutting, word is formed by spectator
Ted Lesley Nap on the Ridge winner receives the deck
Ted Lesley, Philip T. Goldstein The Out of Sorts Variations thought-of card (from eight) found and named with back turned, two variations
Inspired by 52
Ted Lesley Seer of the Trivial answer to question from Trivial Pursuit is predicted in envelope
Ted Lesley Prediction Envelope multiple-out index envelope, content held with pins
Ted Lesley Princess of the Opera five opera songs are divined by pianist, selection using opera tickets
  • A Theater Version
Inspired by
  • "Pick Up an Object" on "Finn John: Mentalism" video tape.
Related to
Chapter Two - Paperworks
Ted Lesley Boris Bossi and Eschi
Ted Lesley Thoughts Untouched name and symbol written on cards and sealed in envelope, both are divined by performer
Inspired by 81
Ted Lesley Black Magic method to read information of business card, card placed inside envelope, using stack of cards
Also published here
  • "Magische Welt" Vol. 27, No1. 1978. P. 27.
Ted Lesley Dissertation on the Center Tear on the presentation of the center tear and billet reading, with several anecdotes
Related to 93
Chapter Three - Arsenal
Ted Lesley Raxon
Ted Lesley Spare Change prediction of amount of coins spectator has in wallet, missing a coin in spectator's pocket is added to match prediction
Related toAlso published here 109
Ted Lesley The Working Performer's Switch Pad sheet is switched while it is removed from pad, clipped corner
Ted Lesley Border Intelligence using used writing pad as a word index
Ted Lesley Dream Decks history and ideas for the Bagshawe / Koran Forcing deck
Ted Lesley Symbolico deck with symbols, chosen one is divined, Koran type with pumping feature
Ted Lesley Effects for an Invisible Author ideas with "Magic Pens", invisible ink becomes visible when drawing with other pen over it
  • The Book Test
  • Living an Dead
  • Pseudo Psychometry
Related to
  • Larry Becker's "The $5,000 Challenge Prediction"
Ted Lesley The Mentalist's Close-up Corner on having a performing station / booth for events, people approach magician
Ted Lesley The Mentalist's Tablecloth magnets under tablecloth, plate lifter used, to cue spectator, move objects etc.
  • The Dung Beetle Revelations
  • The Living Dead
  • Greased Ghost (Haunted deck with plate lifter method)
  • Grand Mal Geller (spoon in bag moves and bends)
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Ted Lesley Meine Version des Hold-Out with two rubber bands looped together and attached to string, method to vanish spoon and to steal billets
Also published here
  • "Meine Version des Hold-Out" in "Magische Welt", Vol. 38, No. 3. 1989. P. 211.
Chapter Four - Pro-monition
Ted Lesley Ralf and Inge Bialla
Ted Lesley Pro-monition Premonition routine, card found in performer's pocket
Ted Lesley Card Index with rubber bands
Chapter Five - New Pseudo-psychometric Exercises
Ted Lesley Alexander Adrion
Ted Lesley New Pseudo-psychometric Exercises general comments and ideas
Ted Lesley Technicolor Graphology spectators write on paper cards, performer assigns them correctly, pseudo-psychometry
Inspired by 170
Ted Lesley Crimmerian Psychometry pseudo psychometry, method to mark envelopes during performance, blindfolded
Ted Lesley Black Magic² Pseudo Psychometry, information written on business cards, last information is a number which is divined by doing a magic square
Inspired by 177
Punx Impression Method impression taken from note written with a pencil
Also published here
  • "Super Punx Test" in "Fourth Dimensional Mystery"
Chapter Six - The Teleport Envelope
Ted Lesley Milo and Roger
Ted Lesley The Teleport Envelope general remarks
Variations 189
Ted Lesley Serial Killer using the Teleport Envelope
Ted Lesley Sign Onboard signed card travels to envelope, Teleport Envelope
Related to 194
Ted Lesley Herald from the Invisible Realms an invisible though of card is put in an invisible envelope and sealed in an empty visible envelope, including sticker with named number, Teleport Envelope
Related to 196
Appearing Pencil sleeving
Ted Lesley The Sough of Horses' Wings part of chosen page appears in envelope, Teleport envelope
  • Surrounded Performance
Barrie Richardson Page Force coin
Ted Lesley Construction of the Teleport Envelope
Also published here
  • "Neuer Teleportations-Umschlag" in "Magische Welt" Vol. 30, Nr. 6. 1981. P. 307.
Chapter Seven - Brainbusters
Ted Lesley Billy McComb
Ted Lesley News Time set time is divined by cutting news paper
Inspired by 223
Ted Lesley My Telephone Directory Test three phases, with prediction finale, using a knife
Inspired by
  • Kurt Teichmann's "Telephone Directory Test"
Ted Lesley Mind Over Meniscus with wine glass
Ted Lesley Guiding Star prediction slip in pill box of spectator's zodiac sign
Ted Lesley Pay Blaze performer's fee in envelope, all but one envelopes are burnt
Inspired by 255
Ted Lesley Early Edition newspaper headline prediction, sent by mail in advance, several methods
Chapter Eight - Mind Bender
Ted Lesley Marvyn and Carol Roy - "Mr. Electric"
Ted Lesley Mind Bender champagne glass on pile of books visibly bends, also glasses in hands of spectators are bent at the end
Related toVariations 277
Ted Lesley Do the Right Thing: A Parting Word on copying magicians, stealing ideas
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