79 entries in Mental Magic / Principles / Dual Reality
See also Rashomon Principle for related items.
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Secret Whisper to make the spectator write up additional information on billet
1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 29
Dr. Stanley Jaks One Is Face Up spectator reverses a card in the deck and seals it, another spectator divines it, clever pre-show wording
Related toAlso published here 1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 8
David Hoy Dated For Destiny cards with dates, spectator selects one and written on it is their birthday
Variations 1963 The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust 12
Al Koran The Gold Medallion prediction of number on medallion
Related toVariations 1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 11
James G. Thompson Jr. Strongest Thought five spectators write stuff on billets, secret instructions on what type of information to write on billet, sealed envelope reading method, chalk with razor blade
Winter 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 6th Folio) 498
Dick Zimmerman Challenge Coin Production fifteen coins are produced, spectator sees hands and stands next to performer on stage
1973 Creative Magic 8
Philip T. Goldstein Four-sided Triangle card is thought of before the show, it matches prediction and selection of a second spectator
Variations 1977 The Red Book of Mentalism 5
Al Mann The Uninvited three books, unknown person is called which names the chosen words
1977 Of Words and Wizards 13
Chip Cotton Sight Unseen! bluff design duplication
1977 Magick (Issue 192) 959
Roy Johnson None But the Brave two numbers chosen, they correspond to time of pocket watch
Inspired by 1977 Third Dimension 68
Philip T. Goldstein Card In Mind card prediction, blanko card with message is presented as playing card
Jan. 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 5) 521
Philip T. Goldstein Precoinition box with different coins shown, chosen one is predicted
  • Gaffed Box Version (Corinda Money Box)
  • No Gaff Version (verbal ploy, spectators assume there are more coins)
Related toAlso published here Nov. 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 11) 944
Philip T. Goldstein Precoinition box with (apparently many but only four) different coins shown, chosen one is predicted
1982 12/12 4
Joseph Dunninger, Al Mann Dunninger's Brain-Thrust analysis of Dunninger's Headline prediction according to some news articles, slip of paper
1983 Mastermind Headline Predictions 1
Al Mann Fabulous Concepts on the principle of "Dy-No-Mite Prediction" by Donn Davison and how Dr. Stanley Jaks used it
Related to 1983 Mastermind Headline Predictions 16
Karl Fulves Take a Vacation No. 46, three spectators chose something from a bag, it is divined, tossed-out-deck/rashomon principle
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 83
Rudolf Braunmüller Das 3-Pfeiler-Experiment card apparently only thought-of is predicted, Monte Cristo deck
Inspired by Dec. 1986 Intermagic (Vol. 12 No. 3&4) 170
Diabelli Runen spectator draws a rune symbol on piece of paper which is then sealed in envelope, other spectator selects rune stone with same symbol
1991 Allerlei Experi-Mentales 27
Ted Lesley The Berlin Bears spectator selects one of four different teddy bears, prediction of color of the bear and spectator's name, using Lesley's "The Informatico Principle"
1992 Stunners! 57
Dan Tong Prediction dual reality, apparently spectator drew picture at home, using Larry White's Get The Picture envelope
1992 Stunners! 87
Theophil "Philius" Weidmann Gezeichnete Gedanken bold and clever design duplication, different colored pens and an easy drawing are divined
1995 Hellsehen... ...kinderleicht 16
Ted Karmilovich Bold & Beautiful Prophecy prediction of symbol, name and city on three business cards, people read prediction and sit down if correct
Related to 1996 Syzygy (Vol. 2 No. 14) 149
Philip T. Goldstein Precoinition box with (apparently many but only four) different coins shown, chosen one is predicted
1997 FISM '97 5
David Harkey, Eric Anderson Scatterbrain page of newspaper torn according to spectator's wishes until piece remains, word chosen on it, predicted, bluff
1997 Ah-ha! 15
Scott Shoemaker Picture Perfect divination of a though
1998 Syzygy (Vol. 4 No. 8) 299
Philip T. Goldstein Precoinition box with (apparently many but only four) different coins shown, chosen one is predicted
1999 Rocky Notes 5
Philip T. Goldstein Precoinition box with (apparently many but only four) different coins shown, chosen one is predicted
1999 Baltimore Notes 3
Chris Wardle Compatibility test with couple, woman writes a number down and man does some additions, both end up with same number
1999 Syzygy (Vol. 5 No. 2) 359
Philip T. Goldstein Precoinition box with (apparently many but only four) different coins shown, chosen one is predicted
2000 Northeast 2
Philip T. Goldstein Precoinition box with (apparently many but only four) different coins shown, chosen one is predicted
2000 Missouri Notes 5
Philip T. Goldstein Precoinition box with (apparently many but only four) different coins shown, chosen one is predicted
2000 Texas Notes 3
Philip T. Goldstein Precoinition box with (apparently many but only four) different coins shown, chosen one is predicted
2000 San Francisco Notes 3
Philip T. Goldstein Precoinition box with (apparently many but only four) different coins shown, chosen one is predicted
2001 San Jose Notes 2
Philip T. Goldstein Precoinition box with (apparently many but only four) different coins shown, chosen one is predicted
2002 Mawny Notes 5
Luke Jermay The Ice Man Cometh ring vanishes from spectator's hand and appears in a block of ice
2003 Building Blocks 87
Philip T. Goldstein Precoinition box with (apparently many but only four) different coins shown, chosen one is predicted
2003 ... Land Notes 2
Luke Jermay Touching On Hoy performer reveals thoughts of three spectators, when tapped on shoulder one has to think of a shape, one of a date and the third of a name
Related toAlso published here 2004 The Coral Fang 9
Luke Jermay Blindfold Sequence spectator reveals thought of number of other spectator
2004 The Coral Fang 34
Philip T. Goldstein Precoinition box with (apparently many but only four) different coins shown, chosen one is predicted
2004 Notes You Covet 3
Philip T. Goldstein Precoinition box with (apparently many but only four) different coins shown, chosen one is predicted
2004 MINDvention Notes 3
Philip T. Goldstein Precoinition box with (apparently many but only four) different coins shown, chosen one is predicted
2004 Easthournotes 3
Barrie Richardson The Simplex Mind-reading Routine spectators fill out cards where more information is requested as audience knows, handwriting analysis presentation
Inspired by
  • "Psigrafico" (Charles Scott aka Cicardi, Magick #412, 1988)
Also published here
  • Club 71, Easter 1999
2005 Act Two 157
Barrie Richardson The Double Billet glimpsing method for folded billet with information written in special places, audience is not aware of what is asked for on billet
VariationsAlso published here
  • Club 71, July 2003
2005 Act Two 275
Derren Brown Bermuda spectators imagine a card on blank cards that are divined from the audiences point of view, are really actual cards
Related to
  • "Factory Blanks" (Tom Stone)
Feb. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 2) 74
Luke Jermay The Ninth Reality
  • The New Mind
"The Tossed Out, Up, And Around Deck"
on dual reality, method mix for tossed-out deck
Nov. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 11) 21
Hector Chadwick An Astrological Aside Performer able to reveal spectator's astrological sign, includes finesses and tips for the Dunninger name dodge
2008 The Mental Mysteries of Hector Chadwick 39
Dani DaOrtiz Double Plane Signature (dual reality)
Related to 2008 Card Cemetery 11
Patrick G. Redford The Original Forgotten Ploy Making an audience forget a playing card that you showed them
2008 Glemme 12
Patrick G. Redford Luminous Lethe Spectator forgets color of their shirt, only to remember moments later
2008 Glemme 20
Patrick G. Redford Dry Memory Spectator forgets a word written on a dry erase board
2008 Glemme 22
Patrick G. Redford Paper Memory Spectator forgets word written on sketchpad
2008 Glemme 24
Garrett Thomas, Alex Linian, Patrick G. Redford Careless Combination Spectator forgets combination number to a padlock they set themselves. They will later remember the combination one letter at a time
2008 Glemme 28
Patrick G. Redford Legitimate Combination Spectator forgets combination to lock that was set to their birth year. They will later remember it again
2008 Glemme 36
Max Maven Precoinition box with (apparently many but only four) different coins shown, chosen one is predicted
Also published here 2009 Las Vegas Lecture 3
Max Maven Precoinition box with (apparently many but only four) different coins shown, chosen one is predicted
Also published here 2010 Maven on Topic: Mentalism 2
Michael Weber (with your) Back to the Drawing Boards using three spectators
2011 Back to the Drawing Boards V 2.0 1
Karl Fulves Table Talk spectator divines card chosen under table, apparently a corner is torn off and restored for the rest of the audience
2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 607
Barrie Richardson Double Deception Billet Routine glimpsing method for folded billet with information written in special places, audience is not aware of what is asked for on billet
Inspired byAlso published here
  • The Magician, July 2006
2011 Curtain Call 170
Chris Westfall Three Stooges Second spectator correctly divines the first spectator's selection
2013 Calculated Chaos 38
Dr. Stanley Jaks One is Face Up spectator reverses a card in the deck and seals it, another spectator divines it, clever pre-show wording
Also published here 2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 201
G Amnesia (失忆症) You make spectator forget a number you wrote down: you write four numbers, spectator only remembers three
2014 Inspiration 51
Colin McLeod Noted with four bills removed from a wallet, odd bill is found as well as the different scenarios the spectators are thinking of
Inspired by
  • Stephen Tucker's "Visa Cabaret"
  • Max Maven's "Kurotsuke"
2014 Divine 108
Colin McLeod Diced Thoughts die is rolled in a cup, each number stands for a feeling and people think of a memory, memory is divined, using Craig Filicetti's Real Dice
Related to 2014 Divine 130
Michael Murray ATM (Actual Thought Manipulation) divination of an emotion and apparently of spectator's PIN number
Inspired by
  • Haim Goldenberg's "Cryptext"
Related to
  • Michael Murray's "Your (Redundant) Number" in "Psychological Subtleties 3"
2014 A Piece Of My Mind 38
Michael Murray Personal Identification Number apparently divining the PIN code of a spectator
Inspired by
  • "Subtle Telephone" in Banachek's "Psychologcial Subtleties 1"
2014 A Piece Of My Mind 230
Patrick G. Redford Variation #1: Two Person Simulated Thought of Card at Number one spectator thinks of card, other spectator deals and stops at it, dual reality
2014 Applesauce 119
Max Maven 4 Sided Triangle card is thought of before the show, it matches prediction and selection of a second spectator
Related to 2015 The Black Book of Mentalism 12
Michael Weber 4 Sided Triangle - Weber Notes variation with a word instead of cards
Inspired by 2015 The Black Book of Mentalism 15
Andy (The Jerx) I Know What You Need Magician apparently manipulated the memories of the audience to choose the predicted food item for dinner, uses an app
2016 The Jerx 213
Jonathan Pendragon Accidental Prophecy effect in which a spectator follows along the performer and both have a card chosen, one uses a blank deck ("Factory Blanks" by Tom Stone)
Dec. 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 12) 41
Tom Stone Psychic Paper blank card shown to various people, they "see" a card which also has been predicted, "Factory Blanks"
Related to Dec. 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 12) 42
殷欣 (Sion) 很暧昧 (Very Ambiguous) Magician divines three numbers thought of by three spectators, propless
Related to 2017 暧昧 18
Luke Jermay Touching on Hoy performer reveals thoughts of three spectators, when tapped on shoulder one has to think of a shape, one of a date and the third of a name
Also published here Aug. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 8) 88
John Hostler Reciprocal Discovery two spectators face on stage and select a card from two decks, they match, SBS
  • 20/20 Variation (No Glasses)
2018 Firkin of Deipotent Trouvailles 39
John Hostler On Dual Reality definition
2018 Firkin of Deipotent Trouvailles 39
Ben Hart Coins Across the Airwaves script for coins across over the radio, makes it seem better
2020 The Darkest Corners 133
Ben Hart Cards Rising Through the Airwaves script for performing rising card on the radio
2020 The Darkest Corners 142
Ben Hart Hart to Hofzinser card appears rolled-up in spectator's finger ring which is held by spectator behind back, credit information
2020 The Darkest Corners 183
Ben Hart One Last Thought on Multiple Realities
2020 The Darkest Corners 230