162 entries in Cards / Sleights / Force / Psychological Forces
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Unknown Psychological Force picture card amongst number cards Modern Magic 112
Unknown To Force a Person to Think of a Particular Card from fan or during riffling with slight stop at stepRelated to Tricks with Cards 12
Unknown Psychological Riffle Force stopping at a card in the middle slightly More Magic 12
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Psychological Force showing one card a bit longer Der moderne Kartenkünstler 82
Unknown Experto credite! named card is missing from new and sealed deck, with risky psychological force, out with card index and deck switch Der moderne Kartenkünstler 230
William E. Robinson New Thought Card Sleights - First Method (fanning before the spectator's eyes)
- Second Method (face-up classic force behind back)
- Third Method (springing from hand to hand)
Related to New Era Card Tricks 34
Unknown Die gedachte Karte "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
cards quickly spread in front of the spectator, only force card shown clearly, think-a-card force
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 8) 114
L'Homme Masqué Kinetoscopic Force cards riffled in front of spectator and King of Spades among Club cards is mistaken for King of Clubs, spectator holds deck as it is riffled, non-index cards used hereAlso published here Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 3) 43
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Classic Force card thought-of or taken, classic force Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 3) 37
Unknown Methods for Determining a Card Thought Of A. By the Riffle
B. By Springing Flourish
C. By the Cut
D. By the Gaze
Related toVariations The Expert at the Card Table 165
L'Homme Masqué Kinetoscopic Force cards riffled in front of spectator and King of Spades among Club cards is mistaken for King of ClubsRelated toVariationsAlso published here The Art of Magic 77
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Verbal Force emphasis on forcing number Kartenkünste 15
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Psychological Fan Force only picture card in group Kartenkünste 69
Jack Merlin Force showing the card a little longer Merlin's Master Miracles 3
Oswald Rae Spread Force face up, brief Sub Rosa 16
Theodore Annemann, Walter B. Gibson An Improvement A La Carte any card forced with multiple layouts and equivoque The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 8) 30
Unknown Forcing Thought Principle - Several Methods of Forcing a Certain Card during riffle, springing, fanning Mental Magic with Cards 8
Lu Brent Matching the Aces psychological force of one of the aces Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 31
Dai Vernon The Five Card Mental Force Related toVariationsAlso published here Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 30
Unknown Psychological Force one out of four Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 333
Unknown A Psychological Force Greater Magic 198
Unknown A Psychological Force miracle if ace of hearts is named Greater Magic 199
William H. McCaffrey A Self Working Trick using a no-touch force Greater Magic 237
Unknown Forcing the Mental Selection by Prearrangement two methods Greater Magic 333
Unknown Forcing the Mental Selection of a Card and Tricks Therewith by spreading, by rifflingRelated to Greater Magic 329
Unknown Forcing a Corner-Shorted Court Card Greater Magic 333
Unknown Passing the Cards Before a Spectator Greater Magic 334
Unknown Forcing a Card by Springing the Cards forcing second card Greater Magic 335
Unknown Psychological Forces - Red or Black red is more often named than black... Greater Magic 340
Unknown The Seventh Position Greater Magic 341
Unknown The Second (and Third) Card forcing a card in a tabled row of five Greater Magic 341
Unknown The Third Card from a packet of ten cards Greater Magic 342
Dai Vernon Vernon's Psychological Force Greater Magic 343
H. Adrian Smith Out of Hands Force spectator forces card to himself Greater Magic 465
Orville Wayne Meyer To Do a Miracle psychological force The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 68) 470
Dai Vernon Dai Vernon's Mental Force Expert Card Technique 271
William Larsen, T. Page Wright Nerve Force bold, just handing cards out More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 38
C. L. Boarde In His Hands spectator riffles cards himself and thinks of one, card is located The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 97) 393
Don Medley Ring A Bell spectator thinks of a card in the fan, then he writes this card among four other cards, card is divined The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 111) 445
Unknown one of four The Royal Road to Card Magic 94
George G. Kaplan The "Stop!" Fan Discovery fan forceRelated toVariationsAlso published here The Fine Art of Magic 69
Ronald B. Edwards Subtlety-Fuge The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 176) 707
Dave Lee Card Force for the Stage named number, seven Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 5
Ormond McGill, Dai Vernon Psychological Locations first three cards, then five cards (Vernon's "Five Card Mental Force" credited here to Arthur Buckley)Related to Psychic Magic — Vol. 1 23
Bill Simon Negative Force to eliminate a suit Effective Card Magic 52
Bob Somerfeld Cornered! spectator in corner of the room with deck thinks of one card, card is divined, force Pieces of Mind 12
Unknown Reverse Fan Force impromptu stooge with reverse fan I'll Read Your Mind 48
Tony Corinda (20) Nicely Suited verbal force Predictions 122
Bob Madison Psychological Riffle Force "think a card" An Evening with Charlie Miller 65
The Amazing Maurice Mental Telephone Telepathy stranger names selected card, probability method Still More Miracles in Mentalism 24
Dick Johnson Group Reception version of Vernon's Five Card Mental Force, on stage, majority of audience chose same card out of five Still More Miracles in Mentalism 31
Edward Marlo Twelfth Method based on principle that spectator shuffles top card to bottom in small packet overhand shuffleVariations Estimation 33
Harry Lorayne Psychological Face-Up Spread Force Close-up Card Magic 160
Dai Vernon Vernon Five Card Mental Force Variations Early Vernon 20
Max Malini Riffle Force psychological riffle force, break, see p. 93 for more information Malini and His Magic 68
John S. Frazee Shuffle Force principle that spectator shuffles top card to bottom in small packet overhand shuffle Faro Controlled Miracles 15
Edward Marlo, Millard Lichter Latest Spectator's Open Prediction memorized deck, psychological force with divination out
- Method 14
Related to Hierophant (Issue 1) 20
Edward Marlo Marlo's Original Solution to the Open Prediction psychological force Hierophant (Issue 1) 23
Unknown Reverse Fan Force Hierophant (Issue 3) 116
Gerald Kosky Tele-Mental five cards on table, thought of card starts to moveInspired by The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 35) 172
Eddie Fechter A Fechter Force packet cutting timing force with outVariations Card Cavalcade 45
Unknown Packet Stop Force Epilogue (Issue 15 (Part 1)) 127
Edward G. Brown The Cards Spread on Tray or Table The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 190
Edward G. Brown The Performer Draws a Card from the Pack Held by a Spectator The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 194
Edward G. Brown The Card Chosen by Elimination The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 190
Edward G. Brown A Card Named by an Assistant to force a card The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 191
Edward G. Brown A Card Thought of by an Assistant think of a card forces, while riffling through the cards, different methods The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 192
Joseph K. Schmidt The Card Thought Of spectator looks at card in spread (effectively one of three), it is reproduced from pocket
- No-Palm Method
see also p. 648 for credit information
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 10) 650
Gene Nielsen Homage to Koran card at number, hands-off version The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 72) 359
Gerald Kosky On My Mind card ends up at impossible location, Himber walletInspired by The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 87) 431
George G. Kaplan Fan Stop Force The Magic of Paul Harris 41
Olof Jonsson, Al Mann Psychological Force queen of hearts, probability and verbal force The Third Ecstasy 34
B.C. Milnov Miracle Mental spectator remembers card he sees while performer runs them from hand to hand The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 165) 821
Allan Ackerman Dropping A Card forcing "any" card in peek position, thought of touch Here's My Card 57
Edward Marlo High Card Force spectator is asked to think of highest card Quantum Leaps 141
Howard Wurst Out of Control out for psychological stop trick, see p. 1301 for referenceAlso published here
  • Sphinx, Feb. 1948
The Chronicles (Issue 20) 1257
Tom Craven Shadows psychological force, prediction of one ESP card The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 238) 1188
B.C. Milnov Xandu! spectator's apparently see thought of card on ceiling The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 264) 1318
Unknown Think-a-card Force Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 12) 568
Roger Crosthwaite Think-a-Card Force psychological force, timing The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 10
Derek Dingle Ultra Thot Card from a fanned deck, with outsRelated to Fourcast 3
Karl Fulves, J. W. Sarles Fan Optics from a fanned deck, thought of card has different back color Fourcast 9
Juan Tamariz Carta a la Orden named card is located, example to show how to alter the memory of spectators Magia Potagia — Volume I 10
Jean-Jacques Sanvert Psychological Force "Ribbon-Spread Techniques"Related to Best of Friends 128
Ken Krenzel Spring Thought card is thought of during spring flourish Best of Friends 221
Tom Potente Overhand Shuffle Mental Force Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 8) 815
Edward Marlo Think-a-card Peek Force spectator thinks of a card while performer riffles through them, psychological force Marlo's Plus Package 39
Unknown Pocket Force spectator is hurried to remove card from pocketed deck The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 1
Unknown Joker Force psychological The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 1
Unknown Spring Force with slight pause The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 1
Frederick Braue FB Thought-Card Force force card has injogged card below it, spectator thinks of one as deck is riffled through (1936) The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 7
Unknown Instant Stooge Force card reversed The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 1
Unknown The Nines with psychological stop forceRelated to The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 28
Unknown Have You Thought of a Card? thought-of card has different back, with details to psychological stop force The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 6
Edward Marlo Not All Psychological spectator stops at odd backed card Thirty Five Years Later 42
Eugene Burger Card Force one of eleven cards is forced The Experience of Magic 115
Brother John Hamman Sealed-Room Mystery thought-of card into sealed envelope, thought of with strange procedure ("opposite suit and opposite sex...")Variations The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 61
Simon Lovell Stopcut spectator says "stop" at his own card as magician cuts small packets off the deck Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 45
Unknown Reverse Fan Force Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 3 No. 1-5 Aspen Bar Magic) 13
Edward Marlo Not All Psychological spectator stops at odd backed card Card Finesse II 245
Edward Marlo Not All Psychological spectator stops at odd backed cardRelated to Simplicity at Your Fingertips 4
Rick Johnsson Face-up Stop Fan Force Card File 137
Chuck Smith Imagination card forced only with equivoque What If? 9
John Northern Hilliard Fragment: Notes for a Chapter on The Psychology of Magic collection of different psychological forces of numbers and cards More Greater Magic 1154
Roger Crosthwaite Variation Two: Visual Stop Technique riffling through card with short pause Roger's Thesaurus 50
Roger Crosthwaite Erdnase Method A "Technical Roots"Inspired byRelated to Roger's Thesaurus 48
Roger Crosthwaite Variation Three: Retention-of-Vision Inspired by Roger's Thesaurus 52
Roger Crosthwaite Erdnase Method B "Technical Roots"
springing face-up with short pause, credit information
Inspired by Roger's Thesaurus 52
Roger Crosthwaite Think-a-Force cards spread through with the faces towards the spectator, psychological force
- Controlling the Gaze
Related to Roger's Thesaurus 59
Paul Cummins, Bill Herz The Hedonists Make Up All The Rules forcing a card with verbal magician's choiceVariations The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Brainstorm in the Bahamas) 147
Karl Fulves Psychological Riffle Force Handling injogged card as short card Blocking Off 11
Karl Fulves Stop & Think comments on psychological forces in which cards are riffled before spectator's eyesRelated to Blocking Off 6
Karl Fulves Notes on psychological riffle forceRelated to Blocking Off 13
J. W. Sarles Riffle and Think prominent KS between red spot cards riffled before spectatorInspired by Blocking Off 9
Karl Fulves Remotely Possible spectator thinks of odd-backed card, ungaffed, psychological forceInspired by Blocking Off 10
Unknown Forcing the Card equivoque handling, one out of four Miracle Material 27
Christoph Borer Card Force from Ribbon Spread in steps Seminar 1997 21
Unknown The Psychic Stop psychological stop force The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 10
Charlie Miller, R. Paul Wilson Court Card Riffle Force only court card with short card before is "thought of"Related to The Inslow Effect 14
Joe Berg, Richard Osterlind Psychological Fan Force Dynamic Mysteries 32
Justin Higham Force-as-I-Force spectator and performer each think of a card in two decks, deck exchanged and cards removed, they match Arcardia 68
Ellis Stanyon Forcing in Connection with Springing the Cards from One Hand to the Other No. 13, stopping the spring slightly at a card Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 275
Ellis Stanyon The "Ruffle" Force with an Ordinary Pack No. 11, stopping shortly at middle of riffle and holding break, spectator hopefully remembers the only card he sees Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 275
Ellis Stanyon Forcing a Person to Think of a Particular Card No. 12, spreading through cards with faced towards audience, exposing one more cards, optionally positioning a contrasting card in a group Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 275
Christoph Borer Card Force from Ribbon Spread in steps Concertos for Pasteboard 19
George G. Kaplan The "Stop" Fan Discovery Related to ZauberKunstStücke — Band 1 59
Simon Lovell The Frisk of the Risk! effect done with named card, risky, juke box principle, set-up of often named cards Son of Simon Says! 187
Chan Canasta An Impossible Choice spectator selects three cards and only thinks of one of them, second spectator choses one of four card from second deck and they match Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 52
Chan Canasta The Analysis spectator selects three cards and then decides on one, it happens to be the same card as other spectator has chosen before Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 63
Chan Canasta Audience Involvement psychological riffle forceVariations Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 75
Chan Canasta Psychological Riffle Force and Classic Force Combination two spectators select the same card Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 89
Karl Fulves Unbreakable one card peeked at, one card thought-of in fan by another spectator, they are the same New Card Controls 109
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Psychological Fan Force only picture card in group Hofzinser's Card Tricks 68
Karl Fulves Further Notes on the psychological fan force Hofzinser's Card Tricks 69
Pit Hartling, Helge Thun A Force one of four packets, magician's choice Card Fictions 38
Al Baker Mental Force purely with words (!) The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 721
Unknown Imp Force top card forced as cards are dribbled off thumb World Tour Lecture Notes - Set 1 6
Al Schneider, Wesley James The Intention Force psychological force of odd card in a group Enchantments 413
Christoph Borer Card Force from Ribbon Spread in steps Compilation 82
Unknown Psychological Packet Cut Force Best of Friends - Volume III 102
Michael Raeburn Psychological Force from Small Packet Best of Friends - Volume III 319
Jörg Alexander Weber Face-Up Spread Force tabled, in steps, "trick that cannot be explained" ZauberKunstStücke — Band 2 38
George G. Kaplan The "Stop!" Fan Discovery briefAlso published here The Magic of Ascanio — More Studies of Card Magic 259
Helder Guimarães Psychological Stop Force with Out Don't Xerox Lecture Notes 25
John Guastaferro Equivoque Force for a suit One Degree 39
Christoph Borer Joker Prediction card selected, prediction states "Your card will not be the joker" all other cards are shown to be jokers Aspekte der psychologischen Force 12
Helder Guimarães Psychological Stop Force with Out Reflections 86
Helder Guimarães Psychological Bank Force as deck is riffled through, bank of forcing cards Ontology Project 24
Jan Logemann Instant Stooging Think-a-Card Stand-Up Fantasies 8
Joseph Barry Thoughts on the Psychological Spread Force spectator thinks of cards while performer fans them with faces towards spectator Reverie 18
Unknown The Psychic Stop! Related to Classic Fantastic 73
Joseph Barry Another Stop Trick.. Really? spectator stops at card, its value is used to count down to selection, no set-up Operandi (Issue 1) 9
Roberto Giobbi The One-handed Fan Force card a bit more exposed Hidden Agenda (Issue Mar 7) 71
Andy (The Jerx) Reverse Psychology Handling for the spread force added with some psychological subtleties to make it extra fair (allow them to apparently change their mind) The Jerx 203
Unknown Psychological Stop Trick Less is More 9
Tyler Wilson IKEA Force spectator forces card on himself, "muscle writing" Rocky Mountain Session 21
Joseph Barry The Psychological Spread Force cards fanned before the spectator's eyes Operandi (Issue 3) 37
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, Juha-Matti Ristiharju Hofzinser's Glance Force Variation Related to
  • Hofzinser's "Glance Force" in Magic Christian's "Non Plus Ultra Vol. 2", 2013. P. 56.
In Search of the "perfect" Rise 22
殷欣 (Sion) 杯杯 (Cup Cup) Magician correctly divines the card spectator is thinking of, proplessRelated to 暧昧 50
Unknown Count-Down Force forcing the seventh card, two methods, one using Curious Count Paper Work 33
Unknown Timing Force cards dealt in batches Card Theater 46
Asi Wind Double Digits Force forcing two one-digit numbers by riffling through cards and spectator names two values he seesInspired by Paper Work 7