2,794 entries in Mental Magic / Effects
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Unknown To make one danse naked spectator is made to throw away clothes and dance and stomp, stooge The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXX) 192
Unknown To make a pot or anie such thing standing fast on the cupboard, to fall downe thense by vertue of words stooge with thread The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXX) 192
Unknown Juggling knacks by confederacie, and how to know whether one cast crosse or pile by the ringing heads or tails divined repeatedly, stooge with verbal code and psychology The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXX) 191
Reginald Scot How men have beene abused with words of equivocation, with sundrie examples thereof on cold reading and claiming coincidences The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XV) 175
Henri Decremps Tour Extraordinaire Nouvellement Inventé question is written on a piece of paper and the letter burnt, answer appears in a box in another pavilion written in the demanded colors, suddenly spooky phenomenons occur, presented by Van Estin, Impression Device method La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 91
Unknown La Baguette Divinatoire coin is found in one of several boxes with the aid of a divining rod, longer treatise on the use and function of dowsing also in combination with automatons La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 58
Unknown La Tête d'or Sautant & Dansant Dans un Verre, pour Répondre à Diverses Questions a golden miniature head moves in a glass to answer questions, with assistant La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 35
Unknown To tell if a Person holds Gold in one Hand and Silver in the other, which Hand the Gold is in, and which the Silver is in mathematical calculation, sum shows positions Breslaw's Last Legacy 48
Unknown How, on delivering a Ring to a Number of Persons, to find which Person has got it, which Hand it is on, which Finger, and which Joint. people seated in a row and numbered, calculation is made and result gives answers Breslaw's Last Legacy 40
Unknown The Art of Fortune-telling by Cards system of reading playing cards Breslaw's Last Legacy 99
Unknown Palmestry displayed, or the Art of telling Fortunes by Lines in the Hands palmistry Breslaw's Last Legacy 102
Unknown Of Moles in every Pat of the Body and the Explanation of them birthmarks on the body and what they signify Breslaw's Last Legacy 104
Unknown The Air Balloon described and how to make one, as has lately been done in France and England how to make air balloons with inflammable air, followed by an introduction to planets and zodiac signs and their astrological meaning
- To make Inflammable Air
Breslaw's Last Legacy 13
Henri Decremps Sur un Vers Latin qu'on Peut Retourner de Plus de Trois Millions de Manieres, on Fait une Opération par laquelle il Semble qu'il Est Possible de Prévoir ou de Contraindre la Pensée d'autrui. "Autre Opération Mystérieuse Sur Deux Cents Mots, Dont les définitions réunies forment un logogryphe très - scientifique." (title continued)
box with latin words, words are arranged and order is divined as well as one word is predicted, with other word with bigger choice is divined with an optical box, multiple out prediction, Van Estin anecdote
La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 104
Unknown To take a Bird out of a Cage, and make it appear as dead, or to roll it about as you please. Breslaw's Last Legacy 37
Henri Decremps Le Cygne ingénieux. swan in basin moves by its own, moves to letters to form chosen word, anagram method with words on cards (variation of Guyot's method)Related to Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 262
Henri Decremps Cadrans Sympathiques two dials with letters, needle is placed on one letter and needle moves by its own on other dial Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 150
Henri Decremps Tour des trois Bijoux rendu plus simple & plus merveilleux. three objects (jewelry, watch, cigarette case) are selected by three people and all get some playing cards which are added after some rules, performer divines who has which object Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 235
Unknown The Box of Numbers four numbered blocks put in closed box, performer divines arranged number, magnetism More Magic 257
Unknown To name the Article taken by each of Four Persons four objects pocketed while performer is out of room, but linked to four memorized punch-marked cards More Magic 87
Dr. Lynn The Thinkophone name on paper is divined, using changing ladleRelated to More Magic 255
Unknown The Bewitched Skull answers yes/no questions More Magic 424
Unknown The Talking Hand wax hand, answering yes/no questionsRelated to More Magic 427
Robert Heller, Professor Hoffmann "Second Sight" Tricks with code outline More Magic 243
Unknown Die magische Sehkraft cards given to blindfolded performer are named by him Der moderne Kartenkünstler 36
Unknown The Quick or the Dead The Art of Magic 346
Henry Hardin The Trance Vision First Method, Q&A The Art of Magic 344
Yank Hoe The Trance Vision (Second Method) Q&A The Art of Magic 345
Unknown The Trained Half Dollar "Animated Coin", borrowed coin dropped in glass jumps up and down, thread & assistant The Art of Magic 266
Anna Eva Fay The Anna Fay Method apparently Fey's method of billet reading, spectator keep the billet, medium is under a sheet or blindfolded, impression device in tablets and electronic transmitter (like a phone), with assistant Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 25
Frederick E. Jones Second Test in Sealed Billet Reading envelope is found by muscle reading, then question is answered Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 21
Frederick E. Jones First Test in Mind Reading finding a hidden knife Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 7
Frederick E. Jones Mind Reading, Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading on muscle reading Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 3
Frederick E. Jones Tips on Finding the Knife tips on muscle reading Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 8
Frederick E. Jones Street Drive driving blindfolded through the city and finding hidden object Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 15
Frederick E. Jones Writing of any Combination of Figures guessing numbers, while writing them again on a blackboard, held by the spectator Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 18
Frederick E. Jones First Test in Reading Sealed Billets envelope is found by muscle reading, then content is revealed, electric torch Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 20
Frederick E. Jones Second Test in Mind-Reading word in dictionary is selected and the book and a pin are hidden, performer finds objects and word, blindfolded Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 12
Frederick E. Jones Writing the Date of a Coin guessing number on a coin, while writing it together with spectator, muscle reading and probability Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 19
Frederick E. Jones Third Test in Sealed Billet Reading question is folded and put in an envelope, which is sealed with wax and sewn, performer finds the hidden envelope and reveals the question Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 24
Joseph Michael Hartz The Second-Sight Trick Also published here Later Magic 715
Joseph Michael Hartz The Second-Sight Trick Also published here Magical Titbits 176
Unknown Blindfold seeing with a blindfold Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 8
Charles T. Jordan The Mesmerized Alarm Clock No. 1, alarm clock set at any time by spectator and covered with napkin, hour divined Ten New Pocket Tricks 3
Charles T. Jordan The Impromptu Mind Reader No. 8, sixteen words written on numbered papers, one chosen and divined, with memory system for sixteen items Ten New Pocket Tricks 16
Charles T. Jordan The Letter-Mailing Mystery No. 7, stack of chips with numbers, set of envelopes, envelope and postage chosen with stack of chips are divined Ten New Miscellaneous Tricks 17
Al Baker Living and Dead Test The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue The Twenty-Five Dollar Manuscript) 471
Oswald Rae Mems From My Note Book "Being a selection of useful recipes gathered at various times from different sources too numerous to enumerate"
- To Render Fabric Fireproof
- Fireproofing Wood
- To Clean Velvet or Plush
- To Clean Glassware
- To Gloss and Clean Ivorine Balls
- Red Billiard Ball Dye
- To Dye Flags, etc
- Various Coloured Inks or Dyes (Red, Blue, Gold, White Ink)
- Varnishes
- To Harden a Felt Hat, etc.
- Varnish Remover
- Paint Remover
- Luminous Paint
- Porcelain Fekes, etc.
- Celluloid Varnish
- To Apply Sealing Wax Evenly
- Pads for Thought Readers
- Reading Through Sealed Envelopes
- Ink for Lightning Artists
- Stains
- Black Crayon for Lightning Artists
- Dull Black Paint
- Spirit Gum Substitute
- Gold Paint
- Chemical Slate Writing
- Trick Seals
Between Ourselves 85
Oswald Rae A Complete Silent Thought Transference Act visual and verbal code, objects gathered to groups Between Ourselves 66
Oswald Rae A Trick Blindfold using two handkerchiefs Between Ourselves 78
Oswald Rae Musical Thought Transference tunes written on paper, sealed in envelopes, piano Between Ourselves 60
Oswald Rae Original Sealed Billet Reading with five billets, two ahead Between Ourselves 79
Tom Sellers Living or Dead? olfactory method Tricks That Work 9
Oswald Rae Psycho-Analysis performer divines card and thought of name of a spectator by holding his wrist, then spectator divines thought of card from spectator Sub Rosa 77
Oswald Rae Clairvoyance (A Method of Answering Sealed Questions, etc., Specially Devised for Close Work with a Small Audience), envelopes on a tray, with medium Sub Rosa 82
Oswald Rae Selected Smokes cigarettes of different brands are put in a bag, named brands are removed by performer, by touch Sub Rosa 18
Oswald Rae The Spirit Slate sum and name of actor appear on slate in paper bag, marked slates, Eureka flap Sub Rosa 68
Tom Sellers The "Mind's Eye Discs" colored discs put in envelope, colors divined by performer Sellers' Secrets 16
Tom Sellers Oriental Ashes assistant names color of burnt paper ashes, coding Sellers' Secrets 17
Stuart Robson Mental Coloring Telepathy in Silk six handkerchiefs, one is selected, medium enters room and knows which one The Book Without A Name 49
Theodore Annemann The Color-Tell Billiard Balls several different colored balls, one is placed in a box and held by performer behind back, he divines the color The Book Without A Name 51
Theodore Annemann Jimmy Valentine Opens a Safe performer cracks the code of a safe where his assistant is locked The Book Without A Name 61
Tom Sellers The Psychic Tissues feeling colors behind back Sellers' Secrets 10
Theodore Annemann Seeing in the Dark reading in the dark The Book Without A Name 52
Theodore Annemann Find the Lady a queen and four aces are put in five envelopes, performer finds envelope with odd card The Book Without A Name 41
Theodore Annemann A Prophecy of the Koran multiple prediction on business cards, sealed in envelope The Book Without A Name 58
Lu Brent A Test for Cigarettes Blindfolded magician able to tell which cigarette was selected apparently by its smokeRelated to Novel Magic 33
Lu Brent A Test for Cigarettes Method No. 2 Same effect, different type of coding systemRelated to Novel Magic 35
Al Baker The One-Man "Lights Up" Seance for hands The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Book) 75
Theodore Annemann Dead or Alive? The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 3) 11
Theodore Annemann Dead Men Tell No Tales! Variations SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 44
Paul Rosini The Mystery of the Blackboard information written on blackboard is divined blindfolded, see name index for attributionRelated toVariations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 1) 4
Theodore Annemann The Mindreader's Dream with assistants, mirror bowl SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 32
Theodore Annemann, Al Baker The Perfect Club Slate Routine name written up secretly on paper appears on slate SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 22
Theodore Annemann Music in the Air with pianist, verbal code SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 34
Stuart Robson Your Nose Knows Also published here SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 7
Theodore Annemann Pseudo-Psychometry marked envelopes and personal items, see also page 404Related toVariationsAlso published here The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 9) 36
Robert Parrish Slate Immortality living dead test on slate, or handwriting psychometryInspired byVariationsAlso published here The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 40
Theodore Annemann Two Mindreading Publicity Effects center tear presentation as newspaper test or living/dead testRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 6) 24
Tom Sellers Living and Dead billets on threads, only thread at dead name doesn't burn Quick Tricks 21
Theodore Annemann, Charles Peet A Living and Dead Combination combination with The Dead Name Test, p. 8 Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 20
Tom Sellers Novel Telepathy medium divines things in boxes, one ahead Quick Tricks 18
Theodore Annemann The Telephone Drama name and telephone number are divined Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 7
Theodore Annemann Telepathy Plus written question and name are divined ends with a picture duplicationRelated to Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 13
Theodore Annemann The Mirror Reflector peeking a drawing on a slate while covering it with a handkerchief Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 20
Theodore Annemann The Impromptu Mind Reader center tear Mental Bargain Effects 14
Theodore Annemann Pencil Reading method and two routines, divination of a calculation and spectator and performer always write the same number downRelated to Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 23
Theodore Annemann Greta Annemann's Eyes of the Unknown writing of three face down cards is revealed in darknessVariations Mental Bargain Effects 8
Theodore Annemann The Sealed Envelope Dodge spectators seal their questions fairly on their seats Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 21
Theodore Annemann Annemann's Diablo Pellet Reading one question written on billet is burnt and later answered by performer Mental Bargain Effects 1
Wm. Hewitt The Modern Mindreader several questions put in envelopesRelated to Mental Bargain Effects 2
James G. Thompson Jr. Penetrating Vision reading writing on paper card covered with handkerchiefRelated to Mental Bargain Effects 12
Theodore Annemann The New Nile Divination a spectator thinks of a two digit number, random numbers are added, the sum match with the thought of number Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 10
Al Baker Undercover drawing duplication, mirror (!) The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Second Book) 105
Wm. Hewitt, Theodore Annemann 30th Century Television with gimmicked block, mirror Mental Bargain Effects 10
Theodore Annemann Extra-Sensory Perception design duplication with stacked picture cards, see page 99 for improvement by AnnemannRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 10) 52
Ralph W. Read The Spirit Pencil pencil taps by itself Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 22
Unknown The Talking Coin coin dances in glass, answering questions, assistant Coin Magic 40
Robert Parrish Telepathy on the Cuff assistent divines total of number, easy coding The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 40
Theodore Annemann Thoughts in the Air medium divines card and object in room, code via cards The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 14) 70
Unknown A Blindfold Detection marked coins shuffled among others coins in hat, performer finds first coin blindfolded, second penetrates hatRelated to Coin Magic 60
Unknown A Thought Reading Trick two ways, first coin is discovered in correct hand and then under correct drawer of a matchbox Coin Magic 27
Theodore Annemann The Act longer routine of The Master Mind, several times cards are predicted on billets Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 17
Theodore Annemann Living Dead Test Idea The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 103
Dr. Jacob Daley Death Divination flashy divination via flash paper The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 23) 146
Tom Sellers Death Flight! blank cards with names, card with dead name travels to another pile, envelopes, see page 172 for improvement by Andrew Brennan The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 18) 102
Theodore Annemann Notaria chosen card and diagram are divined/duplicated, forcing deck, center tearRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 27) 165
Oscar Weigle Alias Divination several spectators write names on slips which are later correctly assigned, one of the names divined as well You'd be Surprised 11
Theodore Annemann, Audley Walsh Coin Experiment three spectators put a coin in an envelope, medium divines value, date and owner "En Rapport" 11
Unknown The Acme Spirit Test living dead test with cards, one has sticky edges Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 114
U. F. Grant Living and Dead Test with one-way playing cards Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 153
Orville Wayne Meyer Dead! The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 38) 255
Robert Parrish Strange Interlude words from magazine and dead name divined, subtle impression device use You'd be Surprised 15
Unknown A Match Divination number of matches in matchbook divined after tearing some out and adding digits The Magic Annual for 1937 88
Robert Parrish The Ultimate One Man Sealed Message Reading System 1. Collecting the Envelopes
2. Reading the Messages
3. Returning the Card and Envelope
4. Returning the Next to the Last Message
5. Reading the Last Message
You'd be Surprised 22
Robert Parrish Slate Psychics chosen card predicted on slate, then design duplication, using slate nail writerRelated to You'd be Surprised 20
Theodore Annemann Word, Number and Picture Divination medium divines word, number and duplicates a drawingRelated to "En Rapport" 13
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 cardRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 32) 208
Robert Parrish Duo Telepathy coding with thumb/nail writer on chalk The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 29) 188
Theodore Annemann, Hugh Mackay The Secret Order of the Aces blindfolded assistant duplicates things done with aces The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 28) 173
Theodore Annemann En Rapport two person telepathy act, code for numbers, cards and coins "En Rapport" 2
Theodore Annemann Cards Divination by Medium three times "En Rapport" 5
Theodore Annemann, Al Baker Medium Writes Card Predictions three predictions of a selected written on a piece of paper next to the name of the spectator and thrown into a bowl "En Rapport" 6
Theodore Annemann, Ellis Stanyon Challenge Card Divination shuffling a stacked deck "En Rapport" 9
Theodore Annemann Serial Number Divination number is divined by medium, in random orderRelated to "En Rapport" 10
Unknown Ashes! spectator selected tissue which is burned, ashes brought to medium who divines color of tissue, code in how ashes are brought over The Magic Annual for 1937 30
James T. Deacy Just an Echo method to double write secretly on a prediction in envelope, confabulationRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 29) 185
Theodore Annemann My Own Swami Test predicting anything, pocket writingRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 37) 249
Unknown The Three Cigarette Papers paper with dead name moves by itself Greater Magic 832
James G. Thompson Jr. Gabbatha The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 50) 347
Wm. Hewitt Modern Mind Reading Related to Greater Magic 884
Henry Christ Fatal Number coincidence with name list and name cards, slate writing The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 47) 334
William H. McCaffrey Geomancy drawn design is duplicated, carbon Greater Magic 891
Eddie Joseph Part One: What Is "Intuitional Sight?" Intuitional Sight 3
Eddie Joseph The Blindfold and Its Accessories Intuitional Sight 4
Eddie Joseph The Flour Paste dough on eyes Intuitional Sight 5
Eddie Joseph The Cotton and the Surgical Bandage Intuitional Sight 10
Eddie Joseph The Handkerchiefs blindfold, two variations Intuitional Sight 12
Eddie Joseph Part Two: The Act setting and patter Intuitional Sight 17
Eddie Joseph First Test different colored ribbons, picking the right one blindfolded Intuitional Sight 18
Eddie Joseph Second Test performer writes called out numbers on blackboard and adds them together, blindfolded Intuitional Sight 19
Eddie Joseph Third Test cards are named Intuitional Sight 20
Eddie Joseph Fourth Test 52 cards are behind a glass, performer points to the named cards Intuitional Sight 21
Eddie Joseph Fifth Test separating black and white balls Intuitional Sight 21
Eddie Joseph Sixth Test describing members from the audience, one ahead Intuitional Sight 21
Eddie Joseph Seventh Test describing objects from the audience Intuitional Sight 23
Eddie Joseph Eighth Test describing a written word / number on a slate Intuitional Sight 23
Eddie Joseph Ninth Test copying a word in a foreign language Intuitional Sight 24
Eddie Joseph Tenth Test correcting a misspelled word Intuitional Sight 24
Eddie Joseph Part Three: The Inner Secret additional tips and ideas
-The Undressing
Intuitional Sight 25
William Larsen Boutonniere four packets of garden seeds, one is selected and some seeds poured in hand, they vanish and written on the palm is the name of the flower, as a climax the flower appears Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1, No. 2) 2
Tom Sellers Living and Dead rough/glazed paper Scots Magic 24
Tom Sellers An Old Trick Simplified three spectator select a color disc and an amount of business cards, all is divined Scots Magic 20
Theodore Annemann Mental Dollars three bills folded and put in handkerchief, one is selected and the serial number is divined, the Accessory The Incorporated Strange Secrets 10
Bob Weill Corker three corks with names of drinks on them, one is selected and performer divines drink while holding cork behind back Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1, No. 12) 2
Frank Kelly A Telepathic Experiment number and geometric design divined The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 116
Burling Hull, Theodore Annemann New Sheet Reading questions in numbered envelopes answered by medium, Q&A The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 73) 491
Brainerd Baker Color Waves five chips with dots of different colors, performer removes named color from pocket without looking Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2, No. 3) 4
Charles T. Jordan, Theodore Annemann Telethot also "Telethought", design duplication with medium, eight slips of paper, Jordan's Yogi Force The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 52) 361
Robert Parrish Picture Projection slate as mirrorVariationsAlso published here Do That Again! 19
Charles Rose Problem Dept. facial expression changes in seance, witnessed by Charles Rose The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 55) 392
James Stewart Ghosto person vanishes from trunk and comes in from door, party/seance trick/gag The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 57) 401
Theodore Annemann No Pain fakir stunt combination:
- burning cigarette on tongue
- needle through arm (real)
- eating pepper
- putting hand in trap
Related to The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 59) 423
Kent Arthur Faker! one of four cards is signed and they're cut into deck, then three cards reverse with face-down in between which turns out to be signed card, medium/seance situation The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 59) 425
Stewart James Sefalaljia miniature spirit cabinet, ball moves, ring on tape, cigar lights itself, milk vanishesRelated to
  • p. 610, p. 814
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 69) 471
Dr. L. Rothbart Thought Transmission flash light codeRelated to Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1, No. 11) 2
Robert Parrish The "Direct" Divination joke Do That Again! 17
Len Barker Phoney Telepathy gag routine, one sucker Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2, No. 2) 4
Tom Sellers The Spirit Guide thought of number vanishes from a card, this number was predicted as well Scots Magic 5
Tom Sellers The Winner name of racehorses in envelopes, one is predicted Scots Magic 22
Theodore Annemann 'Number, Please' prediction of a name in a telephone book, the Accessory as a number force with counters The Incorporated Strange Secrets 11
L. Vosburgh Lyons Graphology spectators write on paper cards, performer assigns them correctly, pseudo-psychometryRelated toAlso published here The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 74) 493
Henry Hardin The Ghost Hand living dead with rough smooth edge The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 97) 597
Dr. L. Rothbart The Spectre Slate chosen object is divined, with slate, hard and soft chalk Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2, No. 11) 4
Ralph W. Read The Impulse stick/pencil taps by itself The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 118) 695
Paul Studham, Laurie Ireland The Spirit Bar bar with bottles on table, drinks are wished and mixed by spirits, black art principle Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1940) 7
Howard Warringer The Flashing Fetish flashlight lights on it's own, also when batteries are removed, answers questionsInspired by
  • "The Flashing Fetish" in "Genii" March, 1938. P. 232.
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2, No. 9) 1
Stewart James Two Fearless Feats - 1. number and color predicted in ball of wool The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 98) 601
Tom Sellers Graphology Supreme five spectators write the same word Condensed Conjuring 12
Al Baker Living and Dead Test Plus with assistent, number total, code The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 236
Al Baker The Quick and the Dead living and dead test with reading of dead name The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 265
L. Vosburgh Lyons, Bruce Elliott Entity Alone The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 133) 763
Tom Sellers Telepathy Simplified spectator writes something on a piece of paper and later burns it, the content is divined Condensed Conjuring 11
Unknown Tapping Table Objects spectator thinks of one of seven objects, performer taps them while spectator spells silently, at end of word performer taps thought-of object, progressive anagramAlso published here
  • "New Magician's Manual" (Walter Gibson)
After the Dessert 12
Orville Wayne Meyer Hit Parade spectator thinks of song from top ten, pianist starts playing it, verbal code The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 139) 787
Al Baker Bending a Half Dollar The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 182
Unknown Bending the Spoon against table, optical illusion gag, done for real as gag After the Dessert 14
Tom Sellers Sex Detection That's Good! 4
L. Vosburgh Lyons Call It A Puzzle six discs with a different sign on each side are thrown and turned over while spelling a word, then one disc is hidden and performer turns back, he reveals which side is up on the hidden discRelated toVariations The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 8) 29
James G. Thompson Jr. Blackout Magic writing of three face down cards is revealed in darknessInspired by The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 15) 61
James G. Thompson Jr. Builder-Upper revelation of a writing, luminous paint The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 15) 62
Edward Saint Influencing a Scale one of the pans depressesRelated to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 14) 60
James G. Thompson Jr. Embers billet in envelope burnt and divined The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 7) 26
Walter B. Gibson Lost in the Shuffle medium reveals three cards, pocket writing on playing cardVariations The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 2) 6
Frank Thomas On the Head spectator thinks of a word, medium divines it and writes the word on a playing card The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 6) 23
Walter B. Gibson Clip Color four different colored cards are cut into different amount of pieces and sealed in envelopes, chosen color is spelled and foundAlso published here The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 2) 7
L. Vosburgh Lyons, Theodore Annemann Ball From Beyond steel ball between two soup plates, answers questions The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 20) 83
Theodore Annemann Forecast three people think of a word, medium writes them on separate papers, numbers them and throws them in a hat, clever one ahead routineRelated to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 5) 19
Walter B. Gibson Sooth Sayer with different colored paper instead of numbered slipsInspired by The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 8) 31
George Armstrong What's On Your Mind? word from a book is predicted on a billet The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 14) 59
Syl Reilly A Selected Word word appears as image in dark room, luminous paint Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 375
Syl Reilly Ghostly Card in the Dark card image appears in dark room, luminous paint Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 373
Syl Reilly Date on a Borrowed Coin date appears as image in dark room, luminous paint Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 375
Syl Reilly Spirit Answers word appears as image in dark room, luminous paint Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 375
Syl Reilly "Ghostlite" in the Dark Seance The Evil Eye, Spooky Lights, Apparitions of Spirit Articles, Ghostly Faces, Ectoplasm, Ghost Materialization, using luminous paint Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 379
Edward Saint Spirit Lights under Test Conditions seance style, luminous paint Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 383
Jerry Sorensen "-and having writ-" sealed message reading, mixed with psychometry and handwriting analysis The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 45) 186
U. F. Grant Ghost living and dead people's names written on slips, slip with dead person jumps in the air The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 27) 114
Walter B. Gibson 91¢ Miracle three spectators select a different color envelope each and can than put one coin out of five in it, when performer turns over and sees the remaining two, he knows who chose which coinRelated to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 44) 180
James G. Thompson Jr. Duo-Finale three spectators think of something, write it down and seal their thought in an envelope, performer divines all three The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 51) 208
L. Vosburgh Lyons Key Chart to the 91¢ Miracle Related to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 48) 198
Martin Gardner Are You Psychic? performer and spectator each write down three words from a list of ten words, they matchAlso published here Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1943) 13
George Armstrong Geomancy of the Gods Q & A with one envelope and sand as a reading tool The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 30) 125
Joseph Dunninger Sealed Mystery sealed message reading system, razor thumb tipRelated to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 32) 133
Elray Glass-Ic sealed message reading technique The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 36) 148
Shaman Mental Mirror word and card are divined by medium, cards code word The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 39) 160
The Brain Guys Collected Thoughts medium and group calculation, result is predicted The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 42) 174
James G. Thompson Jr. Digit-Telepathy medium reveals card The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 26) 109
Elray Cue It! code with a thread, routine wit cigarettes, a book, cards and numbers The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 34) 141
Vivian St. John Disembodied C.P.A. lady from audience is blindfolded and reveals a result from a calculation The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 37) 153
E.E. Hammill Websterian Wizardry prediction of a chosen word from a dictionary The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 41) 168
Hen Fetsch Future-Hue card selected, thought of and unseen are all predicted board with three different colors The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 33) 135
E.E. Hammill, Frank N. Dodd, John Scarne Cleromantic Chicanery page of newspaper is crumbled and page number is the prediction, three dice are stacked and the hidden numbers addedRelated to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 45) 184
Ronald B. Edwards Travel Thought two cities are divined, with cards and a map, mutus nomen principle The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 74) 300
Otis Manning Crystal Clear Q&A, after information is obtained, way that assistant brings them to performer, bottle, in combination with his billet box, see referenceRelated to The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 67) 274
R. M. Jamison Thumb Writer Telepathy telepathy presentation Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2, No. 2) 59
Elray Bughouse effects with metal bugs, those you can press a piece of steel to make a sound, in a box makes sound to answer questions The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 57) 233
R. M. Jamison The Oracle Speaks answer to a question appears on slate, from Thayer Oracle Numbered Question Book, with change box for billets Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2, No. 2) 57
Gerald Kosky Touch-Me-Not finding hidden object, fake, code The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 59) 242
Jean Hugard Blindfold brief opinion on the use of blindfolds Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2, No. 7) 91
Edw. C. Jochens Your Mind Has Told Me So cards with songs, in envelope Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1944) 20
Louis Tannen Tri-Umph prediction of a number, written on paper in envelope The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 61) 248
Walter B. Gibson, Bruce Elliott Gold Seal Mystery coins, objects and colors are chosen and predicted, in an envelope and the coin in a box and inside wool The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 59) 240
Jean Hugard, Herbert Hood Dice Production and Tricks 1. Production of a dice (with a handkerchief)
2. A mind reading trick (with a handkerchief)
3. Dipping into the future (prediction on a business card, by Herbert Hood)
Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2, No. 3) 64
Jay Marshall The Difference spoon bend on tableRelated to The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 59) 242
Orville Wayne Meyer Dead! My Best 209
M. Van Reese Assisted by the Dead name appears on arm, ashes My Best 213
Wilbur T. Kattner The Perfect Pitch Test chords are transmitted, people hold fingers on piano keys and think of the sound My Best 206
Stewart Judah Sealed Billet Reading De Luxe card, number and city written on cards which are put in sealed envelopes, all are divined Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 8
Fredric Kolb Dead Name Duplication name is written on a card and sealed in an envelope, performer does the same, and they match Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 10
Dr. H. Walter Grote Telepathy vs. Coincidence thought of card and unknown selected card is divined, written on paper Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 11
Jack Vosburgh Colorvoyance shape or number is written down with one of three colors, both is divined Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 25
Dr. E. G. Ervin One Man Blackboard Test dead person is written on a billet and burnt, name is divined Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 28
Harlan Tarbell Postal Inspection card is placed in envelope and divined, peek envelope Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 30
Al O'Hagan Frame Of Mind empty frame, person is written on paper and divined, powder and glass impression divice Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 31
Dr. H. Walter Grote Try This On Your Piano on a pianoInspired by Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 32
R. N. Lee Dictionary Diabolism word from dictionary is written on a card and divined The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 77) 312
Don Medley This Is It! reading mind over phone, see Back Room #96 for correctionRelated toVariations The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 94) 380
Al Cohn Mental Marvels with general comments on mentalism, two numbers thought of and divined (psychological forces), last number or word always is right Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3, No. 7) 171
Robert A. Nelson Psychic Impressions Q&A My Best 257
Robert A. Nelson A Subtle Touch with the Change Bag Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 18
Unknown The Jap Handkerchief Box as a switching device for a few billets Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 24
Robert A. Nelson Nelson's Cigar Change Box billet switching box, similar to Otis Manning's "The OM Billet Switching Box" from Annemann's "Practical Mental Magic" Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 23
Robert A. Nelson Wrinkles and Subtle Touches - named card in pocket
- do as i do, with mindreading presentation
- making envelopes see through
Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 60
Robert A. Nelson A. T. and T. Telepathy selected card is divined by a called person, freely selected in the phone book Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 7
Eddie Clever Out Of the Ether medium in other room reveals, chosen card, words etc. Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 36
John Booth E-Z Mindreading toy telephone to transmit six selected cards to medium Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 53
Unknown Coin Location coin in hand hold to forehead and then hold next to the other hand, hand with object is located Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 55
Richard Lindahl Psychic Match Mystery card is selected which has the same value as the amount of secretly moved matches Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 9
Robert A. Nelson Spirit Flashes in the Dark burning balls of red fire Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 18
C. L. Boarde Prophetics mini slate, two flaps The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 81) 330
L. Vosburgh Lyons, Ronald B. Edwards, Clayton Rawson, Bruce Elliott, Walter B. Gibson Boxed piece of a magazine is put on a string and the ends of the string thread through two holes in a box, a word is selected and when checked on the piece on the string all words are crossed out except the selected oneRelated to The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 81) 328
Grady S. Nicholson Thought Projection Test named city in envelope, multiple out My Best 326
Bruce Elliott Change! Thought! Coincidence! card selected, thought of and unseen are all predicted on three different colored cardboards Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 38
Hen Fetsch Future Hue card selected, thought of and unseen are all predicted board with three different colorsRelated to Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 44
William Larsen Subtle Prediction Idea prediction in envelope, held by assistant Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 49
Steve Eskow The Card Slates business card with prediction appears between two playing cards The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 76) 309
Jerry Sorensen No Swami in envelope, slitVariations The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 93) 377
C. L. Boarde Prepositions word and position is predicted in a newspaper, spectator can chose publishing date The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 84) 342
Milbourne Christopher The Name Appears names of presidents on slips of paper, put in performer's pocket, one chosen and burnt, ashes rubbed on cigarette, name appears Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3, No. 7) 172
John Hamilton Date? Name? triple prediction The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 97) 392
Tommy Dowd Liars! three poker chips with a different stamps on it are selected, one of three spectators has to lie the other two tell the truth, performer knows who has which chipInspired by
  • an idea of Jack Vosburgh's "More than a Trick"
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 90) 364
George Karger Karger's Bent Coin switch My Best 172
Eddie Clever The Living and Dead Test Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 204
Unknown, Henry Hardin The Quick and the Dead nine methods Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 248
Unknown Rapid Mental Transference divination of anything written and put in envelope, slit in envelope Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 211
Unknown Telepathic Pictures design duplication, carbon paper Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 216
Unknown The Yogi's Prediction prediction, kind of confabulation, carbon envelope Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 209
Harvey P. Graham Slate Plate slate effects using a dinner plate, brief explanation of a living and dead routine, appearance of a writing and a design duplication The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 109) 438
C. L. Boarde Vest Pocket Seance seance program with a stack of business cards, coin appears, living and dead test, writing appears The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 110) 441
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
R. M. Jamison Specks in Specs glasses of spectator as mirror, drawing on slate duplicated, or bottom card of deck known after spectator's shuffle Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3, No. 8) 185
Hen Fetsch Spirit Bumps ghost in handkerchief with Pop Up Tie The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 112) 452
Milbourne Christopher Color Code coding colorsInspired by The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 105) 421
Unknown Telepathy without Tears medium reveals number or playing card, non-verbal code with positioning of coins on a magazine Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3, No. 9) 191
Mike Shulman Blindfold Idea blindfold with Band-Aids The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 109) 440
Ronald B. Edwards Box Fight Prediction with bill tube The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 113) 456
Edw. C. Jochens One, Two, Three prediction of one out of three, in envelope Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 33
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Psychometry blindfolded performer, psychometry and Q&A Gems of Mental Magic 29
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Second Sight at First Glance performer is blindfolded, accurate description of the people who put a personal object in an envelope Gems of Mental Magic 54
Edward Clinkscale, Eugene Taylor Billet Catching thought divination The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 139) 557
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Behind the Eight Ball several spectators draw a colored ball from a box and spectator divines them, electronic box Gems of Mental Magic 66
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Telepathy with Your Favorite Stars photograph of a celebrity is selected and hidden in a box, performer divines the celebrity by drawing him, electrical method Gems of Mental Magic 77
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Written Messages several thoughts are divined, sealed in envelopes Gems of Mental Magic 92
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Devious Digits serial numbers from bills are put together and multiplied with a number (selected playing card), medium on phone divines total Gems of Mental Magic 5
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley No Privacy in a Gold Fish Bowl multiple thought revelation, written on billets in fish bowl Gems of Mental Magic 101
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Pennies, Nickels and Dimes two spectators remove a handful of coins from a bag with pennies, nickels and dimes, performer divines the exact amount of each Gems of Mental Magic 18
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Date Divination assistant collects several different coins in an envelope, all dates are divined, clever subtlety Gems of Mental Magic 32
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Tests in a Gold Fish Bowl fifteen spectators write a simple task on a paper, seal it in envelope and sign it, envelopes are selected and names read aloud, performer does the tasks Gems of Mental Magic 38
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley The Crime Doctor several spectators select a crime and write it down, performer divines all Gems of Mental Magic 69
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley The Open Window divination of a city, written on paper and sealed in envelope Gems of Mental Magic 90
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Better Than Rabbits spectators initial billets, on which they wrote song and book titles, performer divines all Gems of Mental Magic 94
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Holding the Bag thought written on a billet and sealed in envelope is divined Gems of Mental Magic 96
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Impressions that Stick thought divination Gems of Mental Magic 98
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley The Answering of Questions thorough treatise on Q&A Gems of Mental Magic 107
L. Vosburgh Lyons Inhale This! with benzedrine inhaler, spectator drops amount of different colored candies in the inhaler and performer knows how many from each color The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 122) 489
Dr. Ben B. Braude Tally Ho! spectator write numbers on a pad, under a handkerchief performer feels the numbers and names the total, see also p. 540 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 131) 525
Robert Fairthorne The Malkin voodoo effect, two paper dolls are rolled up and pinched with a needle, at the same placesRelated toVariationsAlso published here The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 130) 521
Stuart P. Cramer Mortmain book test, word is written by a puppet hand, which moves on its own, threadAlso published here The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 119) 477
James G. Thompson Jr. Hoiman the Spirick comedy presentation for spirit buzzer, spirit bell, rapping hand etc. The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 119) 479
Peter Warlock Pieces of Slate writing appears, version without a flap, chalk can write permanent and nonpermanent The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 134) 537
Harvey P. Graham Your Song! pianist plays the songs people select, songs written on white cards The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 133) 533