248 entries in Mental Magic / Effects / Living and Dead Test
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
The Quick or the Dead
1909 346
Al Baker Living and Dead Test
Related to 1920s
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue The Twenty-Five Dollar Manuscript)
471
Tom Sellers Living or Dead? olfactory method
1927 9
Tom Sellers A New Idea for the "Living and Dead" Effect watermark system
1933 11
Theodore Annemann Dead or Alive? cards placed inside envelope, name of dead person is revealed
Also published here Dec. 1934
The Jinx (Issue 3)
11
Theodore Annemann Dead Men Tell No Tales!
Variations 1934 44
Theodore Annemann Two Mindreading Publicity Effects center tear presentation as newspaper test or living/dead test
Related toAlso published here Mar. 1935
The Jinx (Issue 6)
24
Robert Parrish Slate Immortality living dead test on slate, or handwriting psychometry
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1935
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1935)
40
Tom Sellers Living and Dead billets on threads, only thread at dead name doesn't burn
1935 21
Theodore Annemann, Charles Peet A Living and Dead Combination combination with The Dead Name Test, p. 8
1935 20
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
Also published here Mar. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 18)
102
Theodore Annemann Living Dead Test Idea with flash paper
Also published here Apr. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 19)
103
Theodore Annemann From Beyond the Grave spelling to dead name with blank cards
Also published here May 1936
The Jinx (Issue 20)
115
Dr. Jacob Daley Death Divination one with flash paper
Also published here Aug. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 23)
146
The Acme Spirit Test living dead test with cards, one has sticky edges
1937 114
U. F. Grant Living and Dead Test with one-way playing cards
1937 153
Orville Wayne Meyer Dead!
Also published here Nov. 1937
The Jinx (Issue 38)
255
Oscar Weigle Alias Divination several spectators write names on slips which are later correctly assigned, one of the names divined as well
1937 11
The Three Cigarette Papers paper with dead name moves by itself
1938 832
James G. Thompson Jr. Gabbatha
Also published here Nov. 1938
The Jinx (Issue 50)
347
Tom Sellers Living and Dead rough/glazed paper
1939 24
Eddie Joseph The Call of the East names of eastern cities are written on pieces of paper and folded, then mixed with other billets, the performer finds all the eastern cities, without opening the billets
1939 4
Aage Rasmussen Lebende und Tote brief
Also published here
  • "Magi"
1939
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 3&4)
14
Henry Hardin The Ghost Hand living dead with rough smooth edge
Also published here 1940
The Jinx (Issue 97)
597
L. Vosburgh Lyons, Bruce Elliott Entity Alone papers placed inside glass of water, one sinks
Also published here Apr. 1941
The Jinx (Issue 133)
763
Al Baker Living and Dead Test Plus with assistent, number total, code
Also published here 1941 102
Al Baker The Quick and the Dead "With the Baker Pellet Switch"
living and dead test with reading of dead name, finger tip
Related toAlso published here 1941 132
Franklin M. Chapman, Al Baker Stunner No. 7 list with names, one dead, it is divined by performer
Related toAlso published here 1941 5
Eddie Joseph Stop! Fire! several cards chosen, highest card noted, all cards written on billets and burned one by one, performer stops burning of highest card's billet and names it
1942 24
U. F. Grant Ghost living and dead people's names written on slips, slip with dead person jumps in the air
Jan. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 27)
114
Tom Sellers Death Flight blank cards with names, card with dead name travels to another pile, envelopes
Also published here 1944 43
Theodore Annemann From Beyond the Grave spelling to dead name with blank cards
Also published here 1944 51
Theodore Annemann More Living Than Dead billets are burned in process
1944 54
Theodore Annemann Dead or Alive cards placed inside envelope, name of dead person is revealed
Also published here 1944 54
Dr. Jacob Daley Dr. Daley's Death Divination one with flash paper
Also published here 1944 57
Henry Hardin The Ghost Hand living dead with rough smooth edge
Also published here 1944 57
Orville Wayne Meyer Dead
Related toAlso published here 1944 58
Haded Calling! living and dead test in combination with flash paper idea
Also published here 1944 59
L. Vosburgh Lyons, Bruce Elliott Entity Alone papers placed inside glass of water, one sinks
Also published here 1944 60
Robert Parrish Slate Immortality living dead test on slate, or handwriting psychometry
Also published here 1944 203
James G. Thompson Jr. Gabbatha
Also published here 1944 210
Franklin M. Chapman, Al Baker The Quick or the Dead No. 8, list with names, one dead, it is divined by performer
Also published here 1944 15
Orville Wayne Meyer Dead!
1945 209
M. Van Reese Assisted by the Dead name appears on arm, ashes
1945 213
Eddie Clever The Living and Dead Test
1945/27 204
, Henry Hardin The Quick and the Dead nine methods
1945/27 248
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
July 1946
The Phoenix (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
Aug. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 110)
441
Bob Hummer Something New (and easy to do) living and dead test, spectator writes two names of living and one of dead person on playing cards, divination of which is which
Also published here 1947 2
C. L. Boarde Living and Dead - Variation A
1947 79
C. L. Boarde Living and Dead - Variation B with revelation of name
1947 79
C. L. Boarde Living and Dead - Variation C white and red paper, dates and names
1947 80
C. L. Boarde Living and Dead - Variation D
1947 81
C. L. Boarde Living and Dead - Variation E list, check mark by performer
1947 82
C. L. Boarde Psychometry - Variation B four billets, initials of male and female friends, rough smooth billets
1947 90
George G. Kaplan The Trance Quick-and-Dead Test living and dead test with divination of name, torn edge marking
1948 200
Dr. Stanley Jaks Pendle with male/ female and a pendulum
VariationsAlso published here May 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 151)
608
Bob Somerfeld Dead Letters on business cards, cards are not touched again, using assistant
July 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 154)
620
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. Dead and Living Test paper cards treated with roughing fluid
1948 11
Howard A. Adams Burn billets are burnt, name divined at the end
Apr. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 175)
701
George B. Anderson The Human Equation living and dead test with signatures, cards in envelopes, spectator lets a coin fall on the right envelope
1949 39
U. F. Grant Zella Living and Dead Test using pencil that can change the color with repel/propel mechanism
Jan. 1949 3
Don Tanner The Dead Card Rise living dead test with the dead person rising out of a box, "Bakerize Box"
May 1949 14
Don Tanner Blind Vision nail nick
Aug./Sep. 1949
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12)
8
Al Baker "Out of the Air" Baker notebook
Also published here 1949 65
Al Baker The Dead Man's Name with envelopes, one paper fits more loosely than others
Also published here 1949 85
Robert "Bob" J. Gunther Dark Thoughts thoughts on the center tear, reading the piece in the dark
1950
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
4
Cy Keller The Cat's Whiskers cat finds correct envelope
Dec. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 218)
873
Dick Lee Very Much Alive living and dead test using signature of person and other people writing same name
Mar. 1950
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 7 No. 10)
639
Don Tanner Death's Angel billets are burnt, with a hat
Jan. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 220)
880
Hen Fetsch Only the Magician Nose! with envelopes and blindfolded, perfume marking
Aug. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 236)
943
Al Baker Magnetisn't with animation
Also published here 1951 90
Milbourne Christopher Out of Town living and dead test with people who live in town, one out of town
1952 6
Theodore Annemann Attention, Mentalists!
1952 5
Bob Somerfeld On Second Thought spectator named dead person before the show, later envelope with dead name is found by performer and name divined
Related to 1952 5
Don Tanner Let's Bury the Dead living dead test mixed with haunted pack
Also published here Nov. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 293)
1171
Aage Darling A Test of Spirits one writes "milk" the other "whisky", behind back
1953 42
Aage Darling Death's Name cards in envelopes, name is found and divined, other cards are burnt in the process
1953 44
Milbourne Christopher The Red Writing living and dead, with different theme
1954 6
Karrell Fox That's the Spirit living / dead test, paper with living person bounces on table
1954 13
John Derris A Matter of Life and Death pellets in small box
1955
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1955)
15
Jolly E. Erikson Jolly Skullocation using Skullocation with a living and dead test
1955
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 16 No. 6)
360
James G. Thompson Jr. Two Minds Get Together several things written on business cards are divined by performer, living and dead test
Also published here 1956 37
Allessandro Lie Detector with years of birth written on business cards, only one is true, shimmed
1958
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958)
14
Al Baker No. 8. Living and Dead.
Related to 1958 19
Archie Byford Living and Dead Test
1958 40
Tony Corinda (7) Another Application of the Touch Reading Envelope several ideas of identifying envelopes by touch, envelope index tip
1958 49
Tony Corinda, Punx (3) The Magnetic Blindfold detecting metal objects, idea for sex detecter routine, seven keys to baldpate and playing cards
1958 136
Bob "Hardell" Ecklund Lie Detector in Person with three people, memories are written down
June 1958
The Cardiste (Issue 9)
11
Dr. Spencer Thornton The Sensitive Touch spectators write billets with names of american and foreign cities, wand points automatically to several billets and divides the american cities from the foreign ones
1958 11
Rolf Andra The Perfekt Impromptu-Test living and dead test, also name is divined
1958
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 19 No. 3)
664
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Crystal Locket with a pendulum, finding the female names among male names, based on a Stewart James idea
VariationsAlso published here 1959 187
Tony Corinda Presenting the L & L Test presentation
1959 192
Tony Corinda The Flames of Zor with flash paper and water
1959 194
Tony Corinda (22) The Dead Hand Writes dead hand in a box marks billet with the dead name
1959 293
Gerald Kosky Prayer for the Dead several spectators sit in a circle, one selects to be "dead", performer divines him
1959 29
Dr. Raymond L. Beebe My Favourite Living and Dead Test spiralbound block marking
1960 38
Ken De Courcy This Person is Dead with Cecil Keech's bottomless tumbler
1960 40
George Armstrong Living or Dead? rough smooth cards
1960 41
Len Belcher Turn in your Grave
1960 42
Delvin Alive or Dead with cigarette paper pellets
1960 43
Living and Dead Test marked paper clip
May 1961
The New Phoenix (Issue 357)
258
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks Pendel with male/ female and a pendulum
Also published here 1961 49
Dr. William Weyeneth Der Magisch-Magnetische Hut hat with magnet, for billet switches, various ideas
1965
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 26 No. 1)
5
Theodore Annemann A Slate Secret peek mirror
Related to Mar. 1968 163
Don Nielson, J. W. Sarles Dead Test marking with tape
Winter 1968
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2nd Folio)
220
Karl Fulves Mathematical Slates two slates filled with names according to rules
1968 56
North Bigbee Star Living-or-Dead Test large envelopes and paper
1969 79
Douglas Francis Idento six discs attached to a string, on one is a number written by a spectator, performer detects that one behind his bag by touch only
1969 59
Living and Dead billets in hat
1969 9
Mystic Ashes same names are written down by performer
1969 10
Eddie Joseph Secret Ballot spectator makes an X next to a name on a list, then an X to all the others, first name is divined, lipstick on pen
1969 274
Robert "Bob" J. Gunther Dark Side of the Room living and dead test, one piece of paper, handling for Center Tear, apparently in the dark
Variations 1970
Magick (Issue 2)
9
Tan Hock Chuan The Quick and the Dead blindfolded, card is found and name revealed, see Bigbee in #41 for other sources
Related toVariations 1971
Magick (Issue 34)
167
Bascom Jones Astro-Simple with zodiac sign
Inspired by 1971
Magick (Issue 34)
170
Blake Edward Maxam Dagger of the Dead! dagger moves to card with dead person's name
1971
Magick (Issue 38)
189
Paul Siegel Beyond the Shadows billets are burnt, performer stops spectator while burning billet with name of dead person
1972 11
North Bigbee Quicker Quick and the Dead credits and variation for The Quick and the Dead, Fillman Principle
Inspired by 1972
Magick (Issue 41)
202
Sam Dalal The Skull of Tamoa-mi-ber as Sam Delal, skull pendulum, card found by spectator
1972
Magick (Issue 42)
207
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Brother And Sister Trick No. 341, Brother and Sister trick combined with living & dead trick of Dr. Q and center tear, cryptic
1972 96
Al Baker Al Baker's Finger Tip Dead Name Test No. 637, billets put in envelope, some actually in finger tip
1972 177
Robert (Bob) Hess Flame Test two paper slips, on one the spectator draws a demonic symbol, this vanishes in a flash
Sep. 1973 653
Ben Christopher Dead Slate living dead test, names written on a slate, assistant divines
Sep. 1973 659
Chandler Mason Punk Chow! living and dead test, with food spectator likes and one he does not like, divined with pendulum
1973
Magick (Issue 71)
353
Bob Ostin Vampire- A Method for a Living & Dead Test small cards on one is written "Vampire", cards are folded and stapled, see also page 87 for additional ideas by Bob Ostin and Bob Byrne
Related toAlso published here Dec. 1974
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 4)
39
Emil Loew, Karl Fulves Other Applications of the "Educated Envelope"
Related to July 1974 754
Carl Herron Secret of the Tarot! names on business cards, dead name found with Tarot card
1974
Magick (Issue 104)
517
Kurt Baldrian Der Lügendetektor with one truth and lies, paper dissolves in water
1974
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 35 No. 1)
5
George Blake On Vampire other marking system
Inspired by Feb. 1975
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 6)
76
Karl Fulves The Dead Awake billet with dead person moves
May 1975 962
Gerald Kosky Strike Out! using only one spectator, list
1975
Magick (Issue 130)
648
Dr. J. Konstantin Garmisch Dowser! business cards with the names sand and one with water, dowser / rod made from paper moves over water card
1975
Magick (Issue 132)
658
Philip T. Goldstein Desire spectators write destinations on a business card, five write a place where they have been and one a place he desires to go, all cards are correctly attributed and the last, desired place is named without looking at it
Related toVariations 1976 4
Philip T. Goldstein, Arthur Emerson 'tis the Season to Be Lying four name tags, spectator finds the one with the real name, based on Arthur Emerson's "Liar's License" in Sam Dalal's Swami magazine, marking method
1976 10
Burling Hull, U. F. Grant "The Spirits Know All" - A Living and Dead Combination name of dead person appears gradually on slate
  • The Grant Method
  • Burling Hull Method
  • Another Hull Materialization
  • Volta Name Appearance
  • The Daring Volta Method
  • Mediums Dead and Alive Discovery
Related to 1976 82
Roy Kenney The Nose Knows method using scent
1977
Magick (Issue 173)
862
Jack Bridwell Spectre ideas for person paper which cannot be torn
Related to 1977
Magick (Issue 191)
952
Karl Fulves Living and Dead Test based on torn edges of paper
1977 133
James G. Thompson Jr. Gedankenrendezvous several things written on business cards are divined by performer, living and dead test
Also published here Mar. 1977
Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 2)
63
Karl Fulves (D) Pendant living-dead test in which slip with dead person travels into a container, posed as problem
1978
Interlocutor (Issue 24)
94
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Okito Living and Dead with buddha and globe that starts to light
1978/76 252
Terry Tyson Psi-rcle pendulum held by spectator reacts different over billets with male and female names
1979
Magick (Issue 247)
1232
Robert Parrish Telltale Slate No. 45, five spectators write favorite tv show on slate, first spectator's one divined
Also published here 1979 73
George B. Anderson One of Five living and dead with male female theme, pendulum finds female
1980 8
Paul Lackey Million Dollar Mind Reader four methods
Also published here 1980 63
Karl Fulves More Real more ideas with the paper animation idea, flash paper application, fortune telling fish
1980
Interlocutor (Issue 43)
170
Bob Hummer Something New living and dead test, spectator writes two names of living and one of dead person on playing cards, divination of which is which
Also published here 1980 37
Jules Lenier Think Again seven envelopes, with coins
1980
Magick (Issue 256)
1278
Terry Tyson Burn, Witch with evil name, wrapped in foil, becomes hot
1980
Magick (Issue 269)
1341
Bob Fillman Emotions three names, one is person spectator likes
1980
Magick (Issue 272)
1359
George B. Anderson An Uncanny Divination five names written on a slate
1980 14
Al Mann Azrael different colored pens, performer divines dead name and chosen color
1981 16
Philip T. Goldstein Death... by Hanging! envelopes hanging on an easel
1981
Magick (Issue 283)
1411
Tom Craven Poof! pellets wrapped in aluminium foil and held over flame, paper with dead name vanishes inside foil
1981
Magick (Issue 288)
1438
Ein Lebend und Tod Test fibers of paper
Related to
  • Tan Hock Chaun, The Sphinx, 1938
June 1981
Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 2)
79
Thomas Alan Waters (P)ocean amulet in water bottle with names held behind, sinks and rests in front of the dead name
1982
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr)
257
Thomas Alan Waters Outlander
Inspired by
  • Gene Grant's "Phantini's Mental Key" p. 22.
1982
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm)
319
Robert Siepielski Names using a magnetic-locking Add-a-Number pad for a Living and Dead routine
June 1982
Magick (Issue 307)
1532
Al Mann The L and D Test No. 16, fireworks and Living/Dead test
1983 6
Piet Forton Das Zauberpfeiflein whistle starts to make sounds, different sport results in envelopes, whistle divines only possible one
1983 9
Philip T. Goldstein Paper Chase
Jan. 1985
Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 9)
1276
David Ashton In Reach Of Odin spectator writes names of dead and living persons on business cards, performer divines dead person and spectator finds the card among the other face down business cards
Variations July 1985
Magick (Issue 354)
1767
Vic Perry Ring Challenge spectator use pendulum to divine names of male and female written on business cards
Oct. 1985
Magick (Issue 359)
1793
Karl Fulves, Henry Hardin Snapper No. 41, spectator writes real and fake weight on paper, a duck folded from paper divines correct one
1985 75
Gary Lee Williams Friends & Lovers un-morbid living and dead test with lovers-presentation
1986 121
Gary Lee Williams Old Friends divination of former close friend on a list
Aug. 1986
Magick (Issue 376)
1879
Theophil "Philius" Weidmann "Living or Dead" - Test
1987
Gimmick (Issue 8)
8
David Ashton Living and Dead... Out to Lunch message appears on card with name of dead person
Mar. 1988
Magick (Issue 403)
2011
Charles "Cicardi" Scott Double Dead Filman principle
July 1989
Magick (Issue 425)
2125
Gaëtan Bloom RemarKable! spectator writes name of a card next to any number on a list and writes other cards to the other positions, performer divines selection
Aug. 1990
Magick (Issue 444)
2219
Paul Hallas Mail and Female sex detector plot, cards in envelopes
1990 12
Philip T. Goldstein Namely five names written on papers from a list, the name that was written first is divined by performer
Inspired by
  • "Whisper Word" (Stanley Collins, A Conjuring Melange, 1947)
Also published here
Nov. 1991
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 3)
43
Jonathan Cooke Thurston Remembered Voice Print effect, list with names, divining special person
1991 25
Jim Magus Digital using five business cards and pendulum
1991 69
Orville Wayne Meyer The Meyer-Pad using the Meyer pad, paper with different weight
Related to Apr. 1992
Magick (Issue 470)
2350
Toni Forster Aura - Prediction spectator writes city on cardboard, other cities on other cardboards, mixed, spectator marks one with X below table, it's also predicted
Inspired byAlso published here Mar. 1993
Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 2 No. Sonderausgabe No. 1)
35
A Ghostly Problem on billets
1993 2
David P. Abbott, Al Mann, Dr. Louis Schlesinger Schlesinger's Seance annotated reprint from Abbott's "Behind the Scenes with the Mediums", first divination of which billet contains the dead name, then the name is revealed, method for knowing the relation of the names to the spectator
1993 5
Al Mann Empty Graves first divination of which billet contains the dead name, then the name is revealed, among several blank billets
1993 11
Karl Fulves Dating Game three names written on paper, one is the girlfriend, pencil on rubber band moves to answer questions
Related to
  • "Pendulum" (Bob Ostin)
1993 20
Steve Dusheck Living Test with only two spectators
1993 70
Leo Boudreau The Mind's Eye: Dead Letter eight pieces of paper in eight envelopes, divination of dead person, Gray Code envelope stacking
Related to May 1993
Vibrations (Vol. 15 No. 11)
10
Moshe Botwinick Uneasy Lies the Mind: II. Rutledge Redux as Moshe Botwinik, variation of Rutledge's Voice Print, names written on list, odd one is divined
Nov. 1993
Vibrations (Vol. 16 No. 5)
5
William H. McCaffrey Mac's Dead Name Test "An improvement on Annemann's method."
1994 1111
Al Baker 3 Cigarette Papers
1994 1244
Lee Earle Clip Sheet living dead using name from newspaper and large paper clips
1994
Syzygy (Vol. 1 No. 3)
10
Rick Waterhouse Tarot-ized living and dead test combined with person selecting Death card from Tarot
1994
Syzygy (Vol. 1 No. 3)
11
Tom Stone Guidichar living dead test with lies and truth presentation, billets are stapled
Also published here 1994
Syzygy (Vol. 1 No. 5)
22
Ted Lesley Effects for an Invisible Author ideas with "Magic Pens", invisible ink becomes visible when drawing with other pen over it
  • The Book Test
  • Living an Dead
  • Pseudo Psychometry
Related to
  • Larry Becker's "The $5,000 Challenge Prediction"
1994 125
Ted Lesley The Mentalist's Tablecloth magnets under tablecloth, plate lifter used, to cue spectator, move objects etc.
  • The Dung Beetle Revelations
  • The Living Dead
  • Greased Ghost (Haunted deck with plate lifter method)
  • Grand Mal Geller (spoon in bag moves and bends)
Related to 1994 132
Al Mann The Swords of Thoth on pencils
  • Living and Dead
Related to Nov. 1994
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 5)
15
Theophil "Philius" Weidmann Lebend, tot oder lange nicht gesehen
1995 25
Al Mann The Swords of Thoth - Part 3 on pencils, billet pens
Related to Jan. 1995
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 7)
15
Al Mann The Swords of Thoth - Part 4 on pencils, nail writer
Related to Feb. 1995
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 8)
12
Al Mann The Swords of Toth Part 5 names in envelopes are taken home by performer, after a couple of days name is revealed
Related to Mar. 1995
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 9)
12
Didier Chantôme Criterium Voice Print, special name is divined among others using pendulum
June 1995
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 12)
14
Paul Lackey Million-Dollar Mind Reader four methods
Also published here 1996
The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue Close-up Fantasies 1 & 2)
215
Karl Fulves Portable Crystals clear balloon as "portable crystal ball", billet appears inside, posed as problem
Inspired byRelated to 1996 58
Christoph Borer Feuer und Tod cards in front of burning candles, candle with dead person in front extinguishes
Also published here 1997 7
Toni Forster Aura-Prediction spectator writes city on cardboard, other cities on other cardboards, mixed, spectator marks one with X below table, it's also predicted
Inspired byAlso published here July 1997 13
Will Dexter Zu Dinner bei den Borgias with alternative presentation
1997
Intermagic (Vol. 21 No. 4 & 5)
172
Jon LeClair Defying Death paper with living person levitates
1997 89
Paul Alberstat Ideas Galore
  • idea for triple prediction coin routine
  • idea for Living and Dead test
  • Q&A with Jap Box
  • Coin force with folder
Mar. 1998 11
Bob King Living and Dead with different-colored cardboard pieces and stickers, soft/stiff corner Fillman Principle
1998 4
Bob King Super Living and Dead with different-colored cardboard pieces and stickers, with divination, soft/stiff corner Fillman Principle
1998 4
Lance Campbell Future Diet living and dead test, one paper with the word lemon other with orange written on it, paper that makes squeak sound
1999
Syzygy (Vol. 4 No. 15)
335
Robert Cassidy The Black Lipstick #2 black smear on first name
Related to 1999 239
Don Tanner Laßt uns die Toten begraben living dead test mixed with haunted pack and business cards
Also published here 2000
Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 4 & 5)
149
Ciro Gargano For Whom the Bell Tolls living and dead test using a rod with for pendulums of different lengths
2000
Syzygy (Vol. 5 No. 5)
371
Stewart James Odd Man Out odd card in packet found with dice and down-under deal, playing cards or blank cards
Also published here
  • The James File
Feb. 2000
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 6)
56
Tom Stone Giudichar living dead test with lies and truth presentation, billets are stapled
Also published here 2002 21
Al Baker Living and Dead Test Plus with assistent, number total, code
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means)
236
Al Baker The Quick and the Dead "With the Baker Pellet Switch"
living and dead test with reading of dead name, finger tip
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means)
265
Al Baker Out of the Air
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic)
320
Al Baker The Dead Man's Name with envelopes, one paper fits more loosely than others
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic)
332
Al Baker Magnetisn't with animation
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets)
438
Al Baker Checking the Dead Name using a slate
Also published here
  • Thayer's Trick of the Month Club, series 2, release No. 12, June 1932
2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions)
547
Al Baker Living and Dead Problem
Also published here
  • Thayer's Trick of the Month Club, series 1, release no. 3, 1931
2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions)
560
Al Baker Magnetisn't billet with special name on it moves, air through tubing in sleeve
Also published here
  • marketed 1931
2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions)
562
Al Baker Living Dead Test using sharp pencil ruse
Also published here
  • The Sphinx, Vol. 29 No. 7, Sep. 1930
2003 631
Al Baker Impromptu Living and Dead Trick
2003 718
Al Baker Improved Living and Deack Trick
2003 719
Eric Mead An Auspicious Occasion
Also published here 2003 19
David P. Abbott Psychological Dead
  • Pause indication
  • Psychological force
Also published here
  • Behind the Scenes with the Mediums, 1907
Aug. 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 8)
70
David P. Abbott Details of Death
Also published here
  • Behind the Scenes with the Mediums, 1907
Aug. 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 8)
74
Robert Cassidy Find the Dead Guy! on business cards, name is divined as climax
2004 241
Robert Cassidy Smear and Hear name written among other names on pad, chosen name is divined, smear
Related to 2004 287
Paolo Cavalli Deatharot spectator writes names of five dead people on cards which are inserted into envelopes, one name should be special and is found by performer using Tarot cards and cutting to Death card, name is revealed
2004 31
Wonder Man Fred My Desire spectators write destinations on a business card, five write a place where they have been and one a place he desires to go, all cards are correctly attributed and the last, desired place is named without looking at it, variation
Inspired by 2004 268
Bob Ostin Vampire small cards on one is written "Vampire", cards are folded and stapled, see also page 87 for additional ideas by Bob Ostin and Bob Byrne
Also published here 2005 24
Bob Ostin Focus 2 more ideas for Vampire routine
Also published here 2005 25
Massimo Tira Center Dead dated 2002, name of dead person is divined, using a pendulum
2005 61
Eric Mead An Auspicious Occasion
Related toAlso published here 2006 219
Christoph Borer Feuer und Tod cards in front of burning candles, candle with dead person in front extinguishes
Also published here 2006 137
Jack Avis Lipstick on Pen Point to detect what was written or crossed out first
2006 36
Carl Montada Leben und Tod spectator chooses one photograph via pendulum, it's the only living person depicted
2008 4
Docc Hilford Strangers in the Night - Revisited living-dead-test with friends and one lover, performer does a reading of named persons, a divination of initials and finds corrects billets
  • The Story Begins
  • Modus Operandi
  • Love Notes
  • The Clandestine Dance
  • The Invisible Stranger
  • One Step Ahead
  • A Clever Ploy
  • Startling Revelations
  • A Composite Sketch
  • Act Deux
  • A Shocking Climax
  • Behind the Curtain
  • The Stranger Unseen and Exposed
  • Unseen
  • Exposed
  • Selling Strangers in the Night In the Afternoon
  • Booking the Luncheon
  • Here's a Great Way to Increase Income
  • Don't Miss this Tip
Inspired by
  • Docc Hilford's "Strangers in the Night", 1990.
2008 11
Román García Test de Vivos y Muertos five blank cards with names, spectator writes years since passing on a paper which is burnt and ashes rubbed on back of the cards, on the card with the dead person the number appears
2010 103
Barrie Richardson All Gone spectator writes name on one paper, the other have the word "Gone", miscalling
Also published here
  • The Magician, Spring 2007
2011 67
Max Maven Namely
  • Lost Horizons
five names written on papers from a list, the name that was written first is divined by performer
Inspired by
  • "Whisper Word" (Stanley Collins, A Conjuring Melange, 1947)
Also published here
Aug. 2011
Genii (Vol. 74 No. 8)
30
Max Maven, T. Page Wright, William Larsen The Quick or the Dead slip with dead person and the name itself are divined, with additional thoughts by Max Maven
Inspired by
  • "The Quick or the Dead" (L.W. Mental and Spirit Mysteries, 1929)
Oct. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 10)
28
Robert Cassidy Get the Lead Out name written among other names on index card, chosen name is divined
Related to 2013 34
Dr. Stanley Jaks Crystal Locket with a pendulum, finding the female names among male names
Also published here 2014 127
Jared Kopf Living and Dead Dreams suggestion
2016 41
Martin Lewis Find the Lady
  • Making Magic
Inspired by
  • Malcolm Davison
July 2018
Genii (Vol. 81 No. 7)
62
Luke Jermay Connected - A Living & Dead Test with celebrity names written on billets and put in envelopes, name of dead celebrity is divined as well as personal information of the spectator (audience is not aware of what is asked for on billet), two presentations:
  • Crossing Over
  • Connected
2019 10
Gregg Webb String & Pencil pencil dangling from string moves pendulum like
Inspired by
  • Bob McAllister idea with knife and shoelace
Also published here
  • MAGIC, May 2005
2022 402
Mark Gibson Dead Test
Oct. 2023
Genii (Vol. 86 No. 10)
84