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Charles T. Jordan Satan's Trance No. 26, four cards removed from thirty-two-card deck and put in envelope, lights out, when lights are back on the names of cards are written on envelopeVariations Thirty Card Mysteries 70
Dr. Ford Rogers Rough-Smooth as Haptic Cue Thirty Card Mysteries 71
Judson S. Brown A Super-Reverse Problem any card called for reverses itself, invisible deck with waxed pairs Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 335
Unknown Red or Black deck of all black cards becomes all red, face-up face-down alternating cards as impromptu rough-smooth principle Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 231
E. L. Whitford Red or Black cards are shown all red or black, or all blue backed, then red backed, also rough smooth, end stripper deckRelated toAlso published here Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 281
Ralph W. Hull The Fourteen Deck set-up to force the number fourteen that can be shuffled, rough-smooth Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 299
Ralph W. Hull The Mirage Principle svengali pack with rough-smooth principle and cards are short and also narrow Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 253
Ralph W. Hull Mirage Deck deck changes in duplicates of selection, svengali/mirage deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 253
Ralph W. Hull The Eye Popper svengali/mirage deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 254
Ralph W. Hull Magnetic Mental Control odd-backed card placed in deck is found by spectator from faces, rough-smoothAlso published here Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 287
Dai Vernon Brain Wave Deck brainwaveRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 49) 341
Unknown Diachylon Thought Control named card has different back, rough smooth Greater Magic 497
Unknown The Rough and Smooth Principle Greater Magic 530
Ralph W. Hull The Pop-Eyed Eye-Popper construction of deck followed by four applicationsRelated to Greater Magic 531
Ralph W. Hull The Magnetic Mental Control using two decks, spectator names odd-backed card, using red-blue backed rough-smooth deckAlso published here Greater Magic 533
Al Baker Effect 1 roughed The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Effects 1, 2, and 3) 497
Theodore Annemann The Roughened Card Formulae The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 71) 482
Orville Wayne Meyer Phoned Thots mirage deck The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 70) 478
John J. Crimmins Jr. I'll Read Your Mind one is a brainwave/invisible deck The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 117) 691
Dai Vernon 58 - "Brain Wave Deck" "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 73
Verne Chesbro, James G. Thompson Jr. Copy Cat! one Si Stebbins, the other brainwave/invisible deckRelated to The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 117) 691
Jack Vosburgh Double Edged Sword of Might two card prediction, one-ahead, mirage deck The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 122) 713
Al Baker A Super-Superprediction person names card which magician has transfered to another deck, roughedAlso published here The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 216
Al Baker "Roughing" It recipe & commentsAlso published here The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 158
Al Baker Al Baker Number Force with cards, waxed or roughedAlso published here The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 220
Hen Fetsch Destined Dart dart thrown on dartboard, where several cards are displayed, spectator throws the dart and hit card is found in an other deck reversed The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 40) 165
Frederick Mosteller Encore! spelling to the thought of card, gaffed deck, count-spellInspired byVariationsAlso published here The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 58) 236
Frederick Braue Bravo Encore Reprise count-spellInspired by The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 69) 280
Orville Wayne Meyer Predictopack My Best 101
Frederick Mosteller, Frederick Braue, Orville Wayne Meyer Encore Spelling to the thought of card, gaffed deck, three versions, count-spellRelated to My Best 103
Bruce Elliott Odds On spectator guesses picture in buddha papers, color of handkerchief in a bag, which card is reversed in the deck, and which number is written on a paper, in a locket The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 99) 400
James G. Thompson Jr. Thompson's Discontented Card The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 105) 422
Cyril Marriott Affinities thought of card and unknown selection in envelope are predicted, with mental masterpiece card case and Pop-Eyed Popper cardsRelated to The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 107) 431
Bruce Elliott Anagram's Awful Aid letters in ABC deck are turned over according to selected words The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 128) 515
J. B. Bobo The Invisible Deck classic Invisible Deck Watch This One! 51
Al Baker Prediction Trick gaffed, prediction written on Joker The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Card Trio) 501
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. Book Test page selected with rough-smooth deck Rough & Smooth Possibilities 10
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. Master Pack deck shuffled, when card is removed the performer instantly knows it, rough-smooth pairs in Si Stebbins arrangementRelated toAlso published here Rough & Smooth Possibilities 7
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. Memory Supreme gaffed methodInspired by Rough & Smooth Possibilities 9
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. One-Way Deck partial rough-smooth Rough & Smooth Possibilities 13
Tan Hock Chuan, Edward Bagshawe R. & S. Optica Deck deck shown, then it changes back color and all cards are alike, partial rough-smoothInspired byRelated to Rough & Smooth Possibilities 12
Edward Marlo The Marlo Miracle Deck long-short deck with short ends and sides, all faces roughed and every other card reversed in menetekel pairs The Marlo Miracle Deck 1
Edward Marlo Effect No. 1 spectator peeks at card in fingertip position, performer names it The Marlo Miracle Deck 1
Edward Marlo Effect No. 2 assistant names peeked-at card The Marlo Miracle Deck 1
Edward Marlo Effect No. 3 peeked-at card turns over The Marlo Miracle Deck 2
Edward Marlo Effect No. 4 peeked-at card is reversed by performer behind back The Marlo Miracle Deck 2
Edward Marlo Effect No. 5 spectator thinks of card as they are riffled by slowly, this card reverses The Marlo Miracle Deck 2
Edward Marlo Effect No. 6 spectator thinks of card as they are riffled by slowly, this card reverses at named number The Marlo Miracle Deck 3
Edward Marlo Effect No. 7 peeked-at card is spelled to and found reversed The Marlo Miracle Deck 3
Edward Marlo Effect No. 8 unknown card reversed in a deck, it matches peeked-at card from second deck The Marlo Miracle Deck 4
Edward Marlo Effect No. 9 unknown card reversed in a deck, it matches stopped-at card from second deck The Marlo Miracle Deck 5
Edward Marlo Effect No. 10 peeked-at card is shown reversed with table spread, optional ambitious card sequence follow-up The Marlo Miracle Deck 6
Edward Marlo Effect No. 11 cards dealt face-up/face-down alternately, yet all cards are face-down again The Marlo Miracle Deck 6
Edward Marlo Effect No. 12 The Marlo Miracle Deck 6
Edward Marlo Suggested Pitch Routine for Marlo Miracle Deck, composed from above effects The Marlo Miracle Deck 8
Hen Fetsch, Cy Keller Mind Your Future! two decks, selection is divined and predicted The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 261) 1044
Don Tanner Attendance Prediction prediction of amount of people in room, Brain Wave Deck with Numbers The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 344) 200
Dr. Spencer Thornton Minds In Unison a city and an auto license plate are selected, they match and were predicted too Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 18
Eric Mason (5) Misdirectional Womentalism card, number and city are predicted with beautiful assistant and bra-trick Two Person Telepathy 266
Edward Marlo Gaffed Method for "Double Thought", roughed Mene-Tekel Deck, two methodsVariations Marlo Meets His Match 24
Hans E. Trixer Telephone Brainwave invisible deck over phone Magic of the Mind 56
Lewis Ganson Brainwave by Telephone performing idea for the brainwave deck Magic of the Mind 50
Robert A. Nelson A Mental Do As I Do Still More Miracles in Mentalism 10
Robert A. Nelson Brain Waves Deluxe "I knew you would select this card" written on back of named card Still More Miracles in Mentalism 15
Dr. Stanley Jaks Der mysteriöse Scarabäus card is selected with scarab and same card is reversed in second deck, with different colored backRelated toAlso published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 47
Unknown Der "alte" Geistino-Trick invisible deck Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 17
Jochen Zmeck Forcierspiele forcing decks, chapter intro Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 10
Unknown Nudist-Deck Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil II 12
Unknown Der "neue" Geistino-Trick face-to-face set-up for invisible deck Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 17
Unknown Grün-Rot-Geistino brainwave deck but without the reversed part, card named that is seen Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 18
Peter Warlock, Jochen Zmeck Doppeltes Geistino spectator touches card, it is reversed in another deck, repeat with different method Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 20
Unknown Spectator Locates Card Related to
  • "Routined Manipulation 1" (Lewis Ganson)
Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 12
Unknown Der zerrissene Gedanke deck is cut in half, two half-cards are chosen, they match and form a single card Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 15
Al Baker Al Bakers Nummer-Force with number cardsAlso published here Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 16
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Kartenspiel und Briefmarke spectator sticks stamp on back of any card, this card happens to have a stamp on the face as well and is predicted Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 19
Jochen Zmeck Das Mene-Tekel-Spiel roughed short/long menetekel and applications
1. card to top
2. card through table
3. divination
4. rising card
5. card to pocket
6. card travels between two slates
7. having multiple cards chosen
Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 21
Unknown Kosmische Strahlen triple transformation deck, rough-smooth and short-long Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil II 14
Jochen Zmeck Medium partial rough-smooth, red and black alternate, then force blocks, three phases:
1. spectator says if top card is red or black, he is always right
2. spectator names position of a given card, the card is at that position
3. performer put unknown card in pocket, spectator divines it
Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil II 18
Al Koran Erfüllte Gedankenwünsche two cards selected and spectators find them with small number or stop, two-card mirage deck, partial rough-smooth Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil II 23
Bill Edwards Out of this World II partial rough-smoothAlso published here
  • Abracadabra No. 698, p. 344, 1959
Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil II 26
Jochen Zmeck Mein Rauh-Glatt-Forcierspiel partially roughed Svengali deck, mirage Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 10
Walter Wenger Die Drei Wünsche spectator finds his card after making several choices, mirage type deck, ends cleanAlso published here
  • Magie, Vol. 36 No. 4, April 1956
Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 13
Jochen Zmeck, Ralph W. Hull Schneller als das Auge ambitious phases with mirage deck, also as double ambitious phase Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 14
Wim Cloostermann Geheime Kräfte performer signs unknown card from red deck on back and puts it into blue deck, spectator choses face-up card and signs it on face, it is the odd-backed signed cardAlso published here
  • Magische Welt
Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 18
Ralph W. Hull Die magnetische Kartenkontrolle using two decks, spectator names odd-backed card, using red-blue backed rough-smooth deckAlso published here Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 19
Jochen Zmeck Non Plus Ultra "Mein Verwandlungsspiel"
deck shown normal, then all cards are alike and back changes as well, then back, partial rough-smooth
Related to Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil II 11
Jochen Zmeck Schwarz-Rot black cards with blue backs put in one case, red cars with red back in another, they transpose, partial rough-smooth Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil II 12
Ralph W. Hull Trigon II three cards are selected from a deck and put in three glasses, a spectator then takes three cards from another deck that are put with the first cards, when the pairs are turned over, they match, partial rough-smooth red-blue menetekelVariations Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil II 21
North Bigbee Deckinesis mate in second deck turns over The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 382) 357
Edward Marlo Thoughts on Blind Choice two selections from one deck match two reversed prediction cards in second deck, four methods with different gaffed decks (Ultra Mental Deck, deck with twenty-six different cards duplicated, Audley Walsh's Dream Deck / Koran Deck)Inspired by
  • Jack Avis' "Blind Choice" (GEN June 1964)
Faro Controlled Miracles 67
Edward Marlo Roughed Oddity named card is only odd-backed card Early Marlo (Issue Oddity & Other Miracles) 65
Dai Vernon Brain-Wave-Deck Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil III 5
James G. Thompson Jr. A Dark Secret same card is reversed in the deck, spirits turned cards over in the dark Between Two Minds 47
Jochen Zmeck Geistino-Perfekt brainwave effect with different deck, twenty-six double facers alternate with twenty-six red/blue double backers, partial rough-smooth Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil III 5
Unknown Dreimal andere Farbe three cards selected freely while performer deals through deck, they are the only odd-backed cards Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil III 9
James G. Thompson Jr. Anyone You Touch Hull's Nu-Idea Deck with prediction paper between cards Between Two Minds 22
Jochen Zmeck Die Präparation tips for applying rough-smoothRelated to Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil III 4
Unknown Gestempelt! card freely selected, stamp put on back, a seal mark appears on it Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil III 10
Tan Hock Chuan, Jochen Zmeck Das Meister-Spiel deck shuffled, when card is removed the performer instantly knows it, rough-smooth pairs in Si Stebbins or other arrangement, also for clean removal of three cards from deck out-of-hand, number force for book testAlso published here Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil III 10
Jochen Zmeck Kartenwanderungen comment that a deck which he read about, in which any reversed card disappears (all faced roughed), is not practical because the preparation doesn't hold up over time Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil III 12
Aldini Gedankendrucken nudist deck variations
Methode 1: Das Rasputin-Spiel
Methode 2: Aldinis Spielkarten-Presse (named card is printed)
Also published here
  • "Rough Stuff" (Al Aldini & Joe Berg)
Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil III 23
Karl Fulves Brainwave Principle credit information The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4, No. 5) 246
Tony Kardyro Turnabout Supreme any card turned over, predicted in second deck, "secretly same deck" HEX! 90
Ace Gorham Pull Yourself Together HEX! 21
Aldini How to Apply Roughing Fluid Roughingly Yours 6
Aldini, Joe Berg Explanation of "Super Roughing" Not covering entire surface with roughing fluid, so can easily split the cards up (reprinted from "Rough Stuff" by Joe Berg and Aldini) Roughingly Yours 6
Aldini, Ronald Haines Color Affinity Out of this World Roughingly Yours 13
Aldini The Genie Deck Uses Joe Berg Atomic Deck. Magician manages to place peeked at card next to freely thought of card (cards are never named) Roughingly Yours 22
Aldini Double-Gali Deck changes to all Four of Spades, then all Six of Clubs, then back to regular deck Roughingly Yours 23
Aldini Predict-O-Deck Prediction written on card matches selection Roughingly Yours 26
Aldini Thot-O-Vision Deck Freely selected card matches prediction card placed previously in envelope Roughingly Yours 36
Aldini, Paul Curry Mental-Matic Deck Name of card written on back of a card, matches freely thought of cardInspired by Roughingly Yours 38
Aldini Finale Touch Deck Prediction written on card matches free selection Roughingly Yours 39
Aldini The Goofy Deck Make spectator select a reversed-color card (red Two of Clubs) as a gag Roughingly Yours 40
Aldini Super Nudist Deck Nudist Deck, but can show deck to have faces and backs without riffling, but by just spreadingInspired by
  • "Nudist Deck" (R. W. Hull)
Roughingly Yours 43
Aldini, Frank Shields Invisible Control Invisible Deck type of presentation, but freely named card is invisibly placed in empty envelope. Deck is shown to not contain the card, because it is now really in the envelope Roughingly Yours 44
Aldini, Joe Berg, Robert "Bob" J. Gunther Supremonition Freely named card is found vanished from the deck, Joker then changes into selection Roughingly Yours 46
Aldini, Glenn G. Gravatt More Thoughts Anticipated Spectator removes card from red deck, matches card taken out by magician from blue deckInspired by
  • "Final Selection" (Glenn. G. Gravatt)
Roughingly Yours 19
Aldini Harlequin Deck No. 1 Color changing deck: back changes color from red to blue and back, faces have changed from mixed colors to all red, then all black, including reversed-color suits, then back to normal Roughingly Yours 27
Aldini Harlequin Deck No. 2 Color changing deck: back changes color from red to blue and back, faces have changed from mixed colors to all red, then all black, including reversed-color suits, then back to normal Roughingly Yours 29
Alan Shaxon A Super Brainwave Pack invisible deck with odd back kicker, backs can be shown, two decks My Kind of Magic 48
Gene Lawton Ultra Reverse deck pocketed, spectator removes card, when deck is spread, its mate is reversed The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 6) 331
Karl Fulves As A Vanish placing sticky card next to selection with faro, also rough-smooth method Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue First Supplement) 53
Alan Shaxon Card Mentalism for Two four people select a card and card is put in envelope, then one envelope is chosen, medium knows who's card it is and reveals it's identity My Kind of Magic 46
Mel Brown Brain-Stack free selection, duplicate reversed in other deck Expert Card Chicanery 51
Robert (Bob) Hess Joker Mental odd-backed joker placed next to mate of named card, joker transforms into named cardVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 6) 416
Dai Vernon, Sam Leo Horowitz Mental Control red-backed card cut into blue deck, spectator names correct one, originally marketed in the 1930s, see also p. 504 for further information (Ed Marlo's Phantom Deck)Also published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 5th Folio) 449
Edward Marlo Marlo's Double Brainwave two decks with different colors, two cards in other deck The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 30) 147
Jules Lenier Dealer's Choice two decks, one card removed face down is reversed in second deck The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 38) 188
Edward Marlo Logical Challenge Cards to Pocket ungaffed and rough-smooth version, inspired by Larry Jennings' "Challenge Cards to Pocket" (Genii May 1970) Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 301
Dr. Raymond L. Beebe The Lost Trick of R.W. Hull "An Article On The Hypnotic Joker"
two spectators select face-down cards at table them, then name any cards, they match
Related to
  • "Hypnotic Joker" (Hugard's Magic Monthly, May 1962)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 4) 400
Stewart Judah Sneaky Card Stab described by John Brown, wrapped in paper and stabbed by spectator, using a Pop-Eyed Eye-Popper / Nu-Idea forcing deck The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 20) 98
Gerald Kosky Coincidence ?? rough smooth Card Cavalcade 63
Jerry K. Hartman Rough Smooth Red-Blue Credits Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1, No. 7) 58
David Douglas Tennessee Swindle ... or 'Hello Cousin' two decks, cards is revealed and predicted, reversed in second deck The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 48) 237
Alex Redans Psychic Triplets three decks, two normal one Ultra mental deck The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 50) 249
Jack Kent Tillar Tiptoe Telepathy medium divines playing cards singly and also a bunch of cards, then she reverses a card in another room which is the same card the audience constructed The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 51) 251
Raymond Hafler The Mystic Pendulum of Amon-Ra ESP brainwave and symbol found with pendulum The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 63) 311
Edward Marlo Marlo's Phantom Deck red-blue rough-smooth deck
- First Effect: spectator stops at only odd-backed card, Open Prediction with backs
- Second Effect: thought of card has odd back
- Third Effect: touched card has odd back
Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1, No. 6) 43
Edward Marlo Double Out named card is either missing or odd-backed Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1, No. 6) 45
Francis J. Baker Alpha Card Act - First Trick (spectator choses card from one deck, performer from another, they match)
- Second Trick (spectator initials card on back, performer the Three of Hearts on face, but later the Nine of Hearts is initialed on face and on back)
- Third Trick (two cards reversed in two decks match)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 8) 629
Walter B. Gibson Dell O'Dell strategy to change decks, ends with Brainwave, used by Dell O'Dell The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 72) 358
Gene Nielsen Swindled!!! two decks, spectator turns card over in his deck, same card is turned over in other deck The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 88) 439
Gerald Kosky Tel-A-Prediction person on phone names number from one to fifty-two, card is predicted The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 68) 337
Karl Fulves Mind Wave cards are shuffled, rough and smooth ultra-mental deckRelated to Close-Up Mental Magic 53
Jesse J. Langston Jr. Shoot Out spectator shoots at a board with cards, with a suction-cup dart gun The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 93) 463
Thomas Alan Waters Check Mate two decks, card turned over also card next to reversed card is the same as in second deck The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 96) 479
Edward Marlo Splitting a Thought two cards are stuck together face to face and turn out to be two thought-of cards, rough-smooth The Unexpected Card Book 49
Karl Fulves Think of Something prediction in form of mate in envelope, ultra-mental deck Close-Up Mental Magic 26
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Oh! Calcutta! two cards predicted, with two different colored pensInspired by The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 100) 499
Aldini Mind Bender spectator cuts a packet and deals cards on table, performer predicts on a card when spectator is out of cards and whether his last card is red or black The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 107) 533
Frederick M. Shields Lilith drawing appears on canvas, postcards with famous places and sights The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 109) 542
Sam Dalal Double Vision two cards predicted on paper slips, using ballpoint pen with pencil lead, mirage deckAlso published here
  • Magigram (Rough-Smooth part, by Sam Dalal)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 8) 743
Robert Parrish Mental Opener spectator names number and that card is counted to face-up, number and card predicted, mirage deck, miscalling number The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 9th Folio) 763
Eric Williams Forcing from Mirage Deck counting face-up The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 9th Folio) 763
Edward Marlo Think Universal with thought-of cards, rough-smooth red-blue Menetekel DeckAlso published here The Unexpected Card Book 68
Jon Racherbaumer No Force Vanish & Recovery two cards vanish in deck and reappear, roughed deck, see also Fulves' Jumping GeminiRelated to Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue) 11
Scotty York, Samuel Berland Simplex Card in the Purse card is signed by performer and spectator then torn and vanished only to be rediscovered and restored in the purse Lecture 51
Arthur Hill Numbers Up deck of number cards, design duplication on two cards, mirror in lap The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 5) 872
Philip T. Goldstein Tephramantic Brainwave card written on a piece of paper and burnt, ashes rubbed on an envelope and the name of the card appears, inside the envelope is a deck with the chosen card reversed, wax swami The Blue Book of Mentalism 8
Alan Shaxon The Nudist Brainwave Deck named card is the only card in the deck with a face Practical Sorcery 7
Karl Fulves Straight-Deck Brainwave named card has different back color, different approaches:
- Optica deck
- 104 thin cards in roughed pairs
- chemical backs
- gaffed mat
Related to Interlocutor (Issue 8) 29
Karl Fulves (4) Ships That Pass spectator mails a card to you and you on the same day a card to him, when envelopes are opened, the cards have transposed
- Variation A: cards are the same card
- Variation B: full decks are mailed with one reversed card
- Variation C: spectator mails a card to himself and it changes to another or has now performers signature
posed as problems
Interlocutor (Issue 13) 49
Robert Schwarz Coincidence two decks, presentation for the brainwave deck The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 157) 783
Edward Marlo The Mental Secret thought of Card matches card chosen from another pack, rough smooth menetekelRelated to Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 204
Alan Shaxon Twisted Psychometry three cards change into selections, with a display board Practical Sorcery 23
Erwin Schussel Joker medium stops before joker, repeated with medium in other room, story of an encounter between Jimmy Grippo and Dai VernonRelated to The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 169) 842
Edward Marlo Think as I Think with thought of Cards, gaffed, red-blue double backer, red-blue menetekel, three approaches Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 208
Edward Marlo think as i think card tabled, spectator think of card from other deck, they match, roughed red-blue menetekel Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3, No. 6) 84
Jon Racherbaumer Macho Matcho card placed on table, matches freely named card from other deck, roughed red-blue menetekel, red-blue double backerInspired by Lecture Notes 1 22
Edward Marlo Think Universal with thought-of cards, rough-smooth red-blue Menetekel DeckAlso published here Lecture Notes 1 23
Al Mann Break Through card and headline prediction, nest of envelope sent to a member of the audience by mail Break Through 1
Ron Wilson Second Sight spectator spreads deck in his hand, choses card with different colored backAlso published here Lecture Notes 5
Philip T. Goldstein Another Birthday birthday number is counted from the deck and card predicted Notions 10
Philip T. Goldstein Another Birthday birthday number is counted from the deck and card predicted A Transatlantic Lecture 4
E. L. Whitford Rot oder Schwarz all cards shown red turn into black cards, end stripper, as WithfordAlso published here Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 123
Edward Marlo Triumph without selection Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 124
Edward Marlo Rauh-Glatt-Peek-Spiel peek deck Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 126
Edward Marlo Rauh-Glatt-Geistino thought of card turns over in deck Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 127
Karrell Fox Peek-a-Brain spectator peeks at a card and reverses it, in prediction deck the same card is shown reversed (before spectator shows his)Related to Another Book 87
Edward Marlo New Approach to a Revisit freely thought of card is placed on table and other card is located, using two rough and smooth decks Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 172
Karrell Fox Gamblecture ideas for a gambling lecture
- loaded dice gag (exploding sound)
- baby shoes gag
- false cuts with three colored woods
- pseudo deck switch (nudist)
- "bottoms" gag, pin-up girls
Another Book 317
Larry Becker Bullseye six bullet holes in spectator's card, with gun The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 133
Jon Racherbaumer The Blue Intruder Strikes Again! spectator choses only blue card in red back, using brainwave deck Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 56
George B. Anderson The Pendulum and a Magic Shop Deck two cards are reversed in the deck and found with pendulum, first by performer, second by spectator The Magic Pendulum 21
Roger Crosthwaite Partial Brainwave invisible dice, partial gaffed Pabular (Vol. 6, No. 10) 929
Karl Fulves Mind Control handling variation of gaffed deck Side Steal 17
Basil Horwitz Challenge Mental Hypnotic Suggestion two spectators select a card, prediction states that second spectator has same card as first but thinks he has selected another card The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz 32
Karl Fulves Fake Shuffles fake faro shuffle and fake false shuffle with gaffed red/blue decks Octet 38
Basil Horwitz Challenge Premonition performer puts card from a blue deck unseen in an envelope, spectator selects a card from a red deck and puts it in same envelope, when he looks through blue deck, that card is missing, both selected same card The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz 22
Juan Tamariz Brainwave Deck Handling Pabular (Vol. 7, No. 3) 1007
Juan Tamariz, Verne Chesbro, James G. Thompson Jr. Mental Blockbuster Prediction two packs, magician reverses card in one, then spectator in other deck, they match, repeat, Brainwave & Multeffect Cards Pabular (Vol. 7, No. 3) 1006
Karl Fulves Mechanical Cards notes on the history of, among others,
- Princess Card Trick
- Mene Tekel Deck
- Svengali
- Monte Cristo Cards
- Ever Ready Forcing Pack
- Brainwave
Hocus Poker 29
Thomas Alan Waters Automaticard spectator turns a card over behind his back, a second spectator is blindfolded and by automatic writing on a slate divines the card Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue) 214
Thomas Alan Waters Twinkey named card is shuffled face up in the deck, same card is reversed in second pack and the card above the reversed card is the same as well as in the shuffled pack Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue) 216
Thomas Alan Waters Coincideck two decks, three cards from one deck are put face up at random places into other deck, next to the same cards Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue) 220
Thomas Alan Waters Spyhole mask prediction / revelation, word on a card is chosen and prediction is another card with holes on it, when held on a text it reveals the chosen wordVariations Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm) 313
Thomas Alan Waters Namewave Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychl) 487
Karl Fulves Roughing Fluid history of its development A History of the Brainwave Principle 17
Karl Fulves The Super Roughing Principle partial rough smooth, credit information A History of the Brainwave Principle 74
Al Baker Roughing It commentsAlso published here A History of the Brainwave Principle 79
Judge E. H. C. Wethered On the Rough Smooth Principle partial roughing A History of the Brainwave Principle 88
Karl Fulves The Brainwave Principle history of its development, starting in 1921 ("Edward Bagshawe's Reverse Deck may have been the first Brainwave deck.") A History of the Brainwave Principle 34
Edward Bagshawe The Optica Deck pairs held together with cut-outs and raised parts, all backs can be shown either blue or red, and face cards change to all the same
- The Optica Technique
with reproduction of ad and original instructions, 1928
Variations A History of the Brainwave Principle 35
Judson S. Brown A Super-Reverse Problem named card is reversed in deckInspired byAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, March 1929
A History of the Brainwave Principle 44
Reinhard Müller Brainwave in Europe Bartl's Geistino, credit information A History of the Brainwave Principle 55
Ralph W. Hull Magnetic Mental Control spectator names card he sees in deck, it is only odd-backed card, twenty-six pairs, 1934 A History of the Brainwave Principle 57
Ed Balducci, Frank Mireider The Auto Mazo Deck 1934, see also p. 63 for comment by Ralph W. Hull
#1 Thought of Card Reversed
#2 Alternate Reverse Trick
#3 Selected Card Found Reversed
#4 Selected Card Transferred from One Half of Pack to Another
#5 Three Card Monte
#6 The Vanishing Aces
Variations A History of the Brainwave Principle 58
Al Baker Super-Superprediction person names card which magician has transfered to another deck, roughed, 1936Also published here A History of the Brainwave Principle 63
Al Baker Effects 1, 2, 3 invisible deck, named card is reversed by performer A History of the Brainwave Principle 64
Joe Berg The Ultra Mental Deck see also p. 86
- named card that is seen is reversed
- freely chosen card put reversed in deck, matching three-of-a-kind turns over
Inspired by A History of the Brainwave Principle 66
Karl Fulves Discussion of Vernon's "Brain Wave Deck" see also p. 78Related to A History of the Brainwave Principle 68
Dai Vernon Mental Choice reprint of instructions, 1939
- odd-backed card placed in deck, it turns out to be named card
- freely thought-of card is reversed by performer behind back
A History of the Brainwave Principle 71
Dai Vernon, Sam Leo Horowitz Mental Control red-backed card cut into blue deck, spectator names correct oneAlso published here A History of the Brainwave Principle 80
Dariel Fitzkee The Trick Brain viewing the Brainwave deck as an open index systemAlso published here
  • The Trick Brain, chapter 24
A History of the Brainwave Principle 85
Jesse Demaline Super Brainwave Pack long-short brainwave deckRelated to
  • The Gen, November 1954
A History of the Brainwave Principle 91
Karl Fulves The Further Adventures card from one half thought-of, shuffled into other half, selection reversed, kind of Brainweave with roughed deck, faro Worknotes On Brainwave 116
Karl Fulves Latnem Artlu Notes starting with two separate halves, perhaps one ungaffed, faroRelated to Worknotes On Brainwave 116
Robert Hirsch Killer Triumph FMO rough and smooth, see credit corrections on page 864 and variation on page 899 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6, No. 6) 781
Edward Marlo Double Thought Prediction two cards predicted on other cards, rough smooth deck, five handlings Marlo's Plus Package 71
Karl Fulves, Dai Vernon Faro Boxes on gaffed faro boxes and using rough-smooth cards
- The Richard Buffum Tapes
- The Faro Box
- Sand Tell
- Needle Tell
- The Two-Card Box
- Faro Box Technique
- The Two-Card Box
- Second Dealing Boxes
A History of the Brainwave Principle 21
Walter Scott Walter's own original Formula and Method for "Slick Ace" from a letter by Eddie McGuire to Dai Vernon A History of the Brainwave Principle 47
Ramee Sami Conjuror's Magazine Column story about Brainwave, Dai Vernon, Paul FoxAlso published here
  • The Conjuror's Magazine, July 1946, Vol. 2 No. 7
A History of the Brainwave Principle 87
Karl Fulves The Svengali Principle explaining the principle, with reproduced ad by Burling Hull from 1909
- short ends
- short corners
- scallop shorts (& combined cuts)
- roughed Svengali deck
A History of the Brainwave Principle 10
Allan Slaight Third Wave two phase routine, Menetekel Deck, Ultra Mental DeckRelated to Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7, No. 12) 1002
Thomas Alan Waters Cardblanche off-beat prediction of a birthdate, on a blank card, brainwave Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk) 609
Dr. Stanley Jaks Visual Thought Projection card from jumbo deck is selected, same card is found revered in regular deck, stage version for "The Mystery of the Scarab"Also published here The Incredible Dr. Stanley Jaks 9
Les Scheyer Apocalypse Variations Or Additions Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7, No. 3) 899
Thomas Alan Waters Pierception with box, thought of card Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Cardiact) 527
Thomas Alan Waters Turnary three packets, three spectators select a card in different ways, packets contain deck of cards with selections reversed, different methodsInspired by
  • Peter Warlock's "Double Double" in "Pentagram" Vol. 13, No. 5. 1959- P. 35.
Related to
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 696
Edward Marlo Transposition of Two Rough-and-Smooth Cards Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 700
Thomas Alan Waters Circlet two cards, one with female and one with male symbol, prediction of two cards for a man and a woman, written on the fitting cards Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 688
Thomas Alan Waters Synchrowave two decks, same card is selectedInspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 691
Albert Goshman Nudist Deck deck with no faces or backs have faces and backs appear and disappear. Magic By Gosh 91
Thomas Alan Waters Bluecue two spectators select the same card individually, difference to Standout, second spectator choses a card face downInspired byRelated to Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 699
Robert D. Michaels, David Ben, Michael Close, Bob Farmer, Michael Weber Invisible Triumph rough smooth, for credit information see referenceRelated to Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9, No. 5) 1207
Thomas Alan Waters, Dr. Stanley Jaks Trumpwave brainwave deck with tarot cards Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue T.A.R.O.T.) 788
Ron Wilson Second Sight spectator spreads deck in his hand, choses card with different colored backAlso published here The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 86
Karl Fulves Little Red Encore Brainwave deck is assembled with faro in front of audience Riffle Shuffle Methods 37
David Regal Peaks & Valleys "A Complete Routine For The McCombical Prediction Deck" Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1, No. 11&12) 20
Darwin Ortiz Do as I Did two packsRelated to Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 140
Eugene Burger The Devil´s Deck both sides of deck are freely shown The Experience of Magic 125
Ken Simmons Ultra-Mental Deck Routine Handling three spectators stop during deal and deal a card face-down, same cards are reversed in second deckRelated to Finally! 26
Ken Simmons My Favorite Sandwich random card changes into named card between jokers, Invisible Deck Finally! 28
Steve Beam Brained a card peeked, one remembered from looking at the fan, third one thought of, one by one performer reverses cards behind his back, see also p. 578 for ideas by Harry Levine The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 32) 561
John Bannon Adjective Dancing "Fred"/"Oscar"/... version with adjectives on the back instead of names, rough smooth, including "A non-rough-smooth handling" Secret Weapons 20
Christoph Borer Plastic Thought named card is found to be the only card with different colored back, deck in plastic bagAlso published here Magie 3
Edward Marlo The Twenty-Six Cent Trick card with stamp on back is shuffled into deck, any card selected from face is the one, gaffed deck versionInspired by The Olram File (Issue 8) 8
Edward Marlo Commercial Method odd-backed card to wallet, rough-smooth Mene-TekelInspired by The Olram File (Issue 9) 3
Edward Marlo Complete Mental Secret odd-backed card is touched and tabled, any named card removed from other deck, they match, roughed red/blue menetekel, roughed red-blue double-back deck, see also Ibidem #19Related to The Olram File (Issue 10) 4
James Swain Mental Miracle triumph with thought of card sighted from spread, gaffedInspired byVariations Don't Blink 43
Frederick Braue Mental Routine outline, unclear what exactly happens The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 20
Thomas Alan Waters Kystic named card has a kiss on the back, first published in "Magick" No. 411, 1988 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Magazine Miscellanea) 452
Thomas Alan Waters Ultratest twelve zodiac cards, card with the sign of the spectator is turned over and the back is colored matching a chart in which quarter of the month she is born, first published in "New Invocation" No. 47, 1988 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Magazine Miscellanea) 463
Stephen Kradolfer A Hull of a Triumph thought of cardInspired by The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 48) 867
Dan Garrett The Brainwave Connection routine and presentation for Brainwave Deck The Minotaur (Vol. 5, No. 2) 5
Steve Beam Impaired named card ends up between jokersVariations The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 48) 871
John Riggs The Falling Prediction stopped card in one deck, prediction is odd-backed card in second deck, roughed Svengali Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 41
Philip T. Goldstein Twoltra two cards chosen from face-up/face-down shuffled deck, predicted in second deck Thabbatical 90
Michael Close, Stewart James Coda Chrome rough smooth Workers Number 4 3
Angelo Carbone Tight Squeeze red-backed deck is "merged" into blue deck, it's still one deck but red-blue alternating, optional rough-smooth, using Humbug Humbug 13
Steve Bedwell Shake, Shuffle, and Twist invisible deck / Triumph comboAlso published here The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 61) 1174
Sam Schwartz Devil's Date "Two Diary Tricks"
card listed in diary is only odd-backed card in deck
Related to Underworld (Issue 3) 40
James Swain The Blank Deck cards become blank except selection, then back to normal, Nudist deck Miracles with Cards 60
Karl Fulves Full Disclosure performer deals, Mirage deck 13 Prophets 11
Karl Fulves Not Too Blue deck spread face up, card named, deck re-spread face-down, two odd-backed cards sandwich one card, it is the named card Underworld (Issue 3) 38
Sam Schwartz Any Card - Any Wallet card in face-up spread named, odd-backed duplicate predicted in walletRelated to Underworld (Issue 4) 50
Doug Edwards See Through Three Different handling with Invisible Deck, card appears face down next to mate Doug Edwards Packs a Wallop! 29
Steve Bedwell Shake Shuffle and Twist invisible deck / Triumph comboAlso published here Flexing and Twisting 3
David Regal Photo Finish Handling of Mental Photography Deck Close-Up & Personal 239
David Regal Flight of Fancy Card teleports from one deck to another, very fair Close-Up & Personal 247
David Regal Diamonds in the Rough on rough-smooth Close-Up & Personal 233
Doug Conn Brute Peace two decks, spectator names color and from one deck a card of this color is produced, repeated with suit and value, the resulting card is reversed in second deck Tricks of my Trade 162
David Regal The Deja Vu Deck Card chosen from blank deck transforms into freely named card Close-Up & Personal 233
Christoph Borer Cosmos named card is found to be the only card with different colored back, deck in plastic bagAlso published here Anam Cara 19
John Cornelius Prints Valiant blank paper printed into business cards, long-short, lettering as impromptu rough-smooth The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 5
John Cornelius Roughly Mental stack of blank business cards, spectator names number, at that position is the only printed card and the number is written on it, lettering as impromptu rough-smooth The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 7