238 entries in Mental Magic / Principles / Impression Devices
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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
1784 91
Das Gedankenlesen No. 4, spectator writes name of card on paper, card divined by performer, impression on silver plate
1895 6
Der Hellseher question written on billet, answered by performer, impression device with white soap and metal plate
Related to Sep. 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 9)
Der Hellseher second part of explanation
Related to Oct. 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 10)
Das Gedankenlesen pseudo muscle-reading used to divine a word written on a piece of paper, impression onto metal tray with soap covered paper
Oct. 1895
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Weissagen wider Willen card written on billet and put in envelope, another empty envelope closed, spectator divines selection (via multiple-step equivoque), card travels from deck into this envelope
Also published here May 1898
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 11)
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Eine Gedanken-Photographie spectator writes card on paper, two blank business cards put in box, on one appears image and on other name of selection
Dec. 1900
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 12)
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Weissagen wider Willen card written down, another spectator divines it via equivoque, it vanishes from deck and appears in envelope
Also published here Nov. 1901
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 11)
Hänsel Kastner Rätselhaftes Aufsuchen einer verborgenen Nadel needle hidden with a spectator whose name is written down, needle found
June 1902
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 6)
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli XII. Weissagen wider Willen (Ein Kartenkunststück), spectator selects a card and writes name on paper, which is sealed in envelope, other spectator guesses card and selection vanishes from deck and appears in second envelope
1903 136
Henry Slade Das Notizbuch à la Slade impression pad
May 1904
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 5)
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
1911 25
Frederick E. Jones Instructions for Preparing the Waxed Impression Sheet for Billet Test No. 3 building an impression device
1911 27
Frederick E. Jones Instructions for Performing Test No. 3 impression on a table, wax, with assistant
1911 28
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
1926 85
L.E. Duncanson Thought Rays writing on cleared slate read, oil
Also published here May 1935
The Jinx (Issue 8)
Theodore Annemann The Impression Moderne wax coating on envelope as impression device
Related toAlso published here 1935
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1935)
The Impression or Carbon System two methods
1935 26
Method Two card and number written down, performer shuffles deck, card is at number, carbon paper
1935 27
Theodore Annemann Annemann's Mental Masterpiece impression device on card box, carbon
Variations 1935 5
James Maxwell Telepathic Selection carbon card, originally in Magic Wand, March 1920
1937 303
Theodore Annemann Mental Masterpiece carbon case
1937 304
Paul Curry Nyctalopia spectator writes name in dark with lights out, performer divines it, carbon paper
Related toAlso published here Oct. 1937
The Jinx (Issue 37)
Robert Parrish Strange Interlude words from magazine and dead name divined, subtle impression device use
1937 15
James Maxwell Prepared Carbon Card. A Mindreading Trick spectator thinks of card and writes it on piece of paper (carbon card)
1938 492
Theodore Annemann Carbon Card Case
1938 494
William H. McCaffrey Geomancy drawn design is duplicated, carbon
1938 891
Hen Fetsch Travel Thought cities on map are thought of and written on paper, divined by medium in the dark, carbon paper
Also published here Dec. 1938
The Jinx (Issue 51)
The Carbon Card freely thought-of card written on slip of paper, performer divines it
1940 416
Henry Hardin The Finest Sealed Letter Test impression device
The Jinx (Issue 97)
Charles Hopkins 9 - Impression methods. Using carbon paper to make a copy
1940 25
54 - Pad impressions.
1940 71
Charles Hopkins 55 - Trick notebooks. Carbon paper in notebooks
1940 71
Eddie Joseph The Pellet Test three numbered paper slips, three cards chosen and written on the slips, all mixed in hat, one chosen, performer divines card, ungaffed impression on deck
1942 66
Eddie Joseph The Writing on the Wall card chosen and some personal information written on paper, card reverses and information divined, impression with daub
1942 69
William S. Houghton The Three-Pellet Trick Perfected one card written on piece of paper, another cut to with center cut (key card), one freely thought of, non-carbon impression gaff
Inspired by 1943 63
Theodore Annemann The Impression Moderne wax coating on envelope as impression device
Also published here 1944 42
Paul Curry Nyctalopia spectator writes name in dark with lights out, performer divines it, carbon paper
Also published here 1944 59
Hen Fetsch Travel Thought cities on map are thought of and written on paper, divined by medium in the dark, carbon paper
Also published here 1944 118
L.E. Duncanson Thought Rays writing on cleared slate read, oil
Also published here 1944 222
Franklin M. Chapman Seeing Red No. 16, freely named card predicted, nail writing through envelope with carbon paper
1944 21
Jack Vosburgh Colorvoyance shape or number is written down with one of three colors, both is divined
1945 25
Jack Vosburgh Impression Device carbon paper, coin envlopes
1945 25
Al O'Hagan Frame Of Mind empty frame, person is written on paper and divined, powder and glass impression device
1945 31
Dr. H. Walter Grote Try This On Your Piano on a piano
Inspired by 1945 32
Ralph W. Read Perfected Mental Masterpiece impression device, dealer's item, application mentioned
1945/27 206
The Yogi's Prediction prediction, kind of confabulation, carbon envelope
1945/27 209
Telepathic Pictures design duplication, carbon paper
1945/27 216
Anna Eva Fay, Ralph W. Read The Excelsior Mind Reading Act different methods to ascertain information, long discussion of this type of work
1945/27 231
Cyril Marriott Affinities thought of card and unknown selection in envelope are predicted, with mental masterpiece card case and Pop-Eyed Popper cards
Related to June 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 107)
Bill Bowman Mental Thought spectator writes a free selection on a piece of paper, it is later divined, talcum powder impression device
1946 59
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Memory Plus Miracles list of twenty words is memorized by performer, then medium is called, who divines words too, carbon envelope
1947 21
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley The Crime Doctor several spectators select a crime and write it down, performer divines all
1947 69
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Impressions that Stick thought divination
1947 98
C. L. Boarde Impression Techniques several methods, wax, carbon paper
1947 70
C. L. Boarde Dead Name Duplication - Variation D divination of name on billet
1947 88
Edward Clinkscale, Eugene Taylor Thru the Looking Glass spectator writes something on paper and the paper is rolled into a ball, that ball is pressed into a mirror and removed again, now the writing of the spectator is backwards
Related to Apr. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 149)
John A. M. Howie Eyes Right spectator writes his name on a paper and balls it up, performer divines name but written reversed and when the paper is opened the spectator's name is also reversed with his handwriting
Related to July 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 182)
George Schindler Newspaper Test carbon paper in newspaper
Nov. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 189)
George B. Anderson "Easy Money" Mindreading matchbook and carbon paper
Variations 1949 9
George B. Anderson One-Man Clip-Board Readings carbon
1949 21
George B. Anderson The Mental Artist carbon clipboard, six people
1949 34
Cyril Marriott An Amazing Demonstration five cards are selected, medium finds all and gives them to the people who originally selected them
Dec. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 219)
Paul Rosini Purely Mental spectator thinks of a card and writes it down, performer also writes one down, they match
1950 54
Dr. Stanley Jaks Jaks' Subtlest Secret word is encircled on clipboard, duplicate page under carbon paper
Related toVariationsAlso published here Feb. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 223)
Hen Fetsch Date Man Duplication day on calendar sheet is encircled, divination
Related toVariations Sep. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 238)
Ormond McGill Telepathic Drawing drawing duplication on slates
1951 11
Walter Essman Clipped Thoughts impression device, clipboard
Mar. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 276)
Dr. William Weyeneth Ein Trick aus dem Zufall geboren using lionleum on pad
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 15 No. 1)
Al Koran A Word in Thousands carbon paper
1954/27 247
Gene "Phantini" Grant A Miracle Mental Routine messages in envelopes reading routine, drawing duplication as climax, blindfolded
1955 1
Gene "Phantini" Grant Million Dollar Sealed Message Test
1955 8
Gene "Phantini" Grant A Graphic Impression (A Utility Mental Gimmick) wax impression pad, with radar pencil, two methods
1955 19
Leslie P. Guest NeCRomancy white carbon paper
The New Phoenix (Issue 328)
Amazing James Randi Filler on Impression Pads shampoo substance, Prell Shampoo
Related to Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 2)
Amazing James Randi A Clean Book Test words circled on page of Reader's Digest, page torn out and crumpled up, performer divines words, secret duplicate page under forced page
Related to Mar. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 9)
Gene Kirk Seek A Peek Plexiglas Clip Board impression device with see-through board, powdered impression
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959)
Vivian St. John The Clip Book word from a book is found in a dictionary, muscle reading presentation
1959 218
U. F. Grant Impromptu Impression Board not really impromptu
1959 20
Robert A. Nelson On Carbon Paper tip
1959 28
Jack Stone Prell Centre Prell Shampoo
Related to Mar. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 16)
Ken De Courcy The One-man Full-Vu Prediction triple prediction in envelope, with carbon paper in envelope
1960 17
Jack Shepherd The Second Seer performer divines two selected card from crystal ball, then thought of card is divined by spectator
1960 46
Corvello Caught Thoughts thought is divined, written on cigarette paper, carbon in cigarette box
1960 75
Dr. Stanley Jaks Omar's Prophecies treatise on the one-ahead triple prediction, sheets labeled with A, B & C
  • Part II (replacing force with known data)
  • Part III (on the selection of people, apparently random)
  • Part IV (staging the routine)
  • Part V (staging for Brainwave)
  • Part VI (handling for the Billet Knife)
  • Part VII (handling for Chuck Smith's M-T Pad)
Related toVariations 1960 1
The Amazing Maurice Maurice's Handy Andy impression method with envelopes and a note pad, carbon paper
Related to 1961 20
Gene "Phantini" Grant Phantini's Miracle Gimmick pad, paraffin impression
Inspired by 1961 28
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks geistreichstes Geheimnis word is encircled on clipboard and divined
Also published here 1961 59
Dr. Stanley Jaks Jaks Brieftaschentrick wallet, impression device, carbon paper
1961 121
Dr. Stanley Jaks Eine Reincarnation signed piece of paper is burnt and later found in nest of envelopes
Also published here 1961 142
Sid Lorraine A Backward Spell divination of a word on a small billet, folded and clipped, N.C.R Paper
Apr. 1963
The New Phoenix (Issue 379)
Dan Tong Masterpiece Variations
Inspired by Apr. 1963
The New Phoenix (Issue 379)
North Bigbee Bookeroo using white carbon paper, see p. 430 for comments by Eddie Clever
The New Phoenix (Issue 399)
Ned Rutledge The Babbling Coins four thoughts are directed to four coins (as well as noted on a pad), medium divines four thoughts, carbon
Also published here 1967 35
J. Pickstone Elizabeth Arden number divination, with a mirror
1969 51
Robert A. Nelson Mental Magic two routines
  • one of four card is divined, all in pocket, three removed
  • carbon paper impression in magazine, divination of number
1969 2
Gerald Kosky Dupli Pad special design of impression device
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70)
Anna Eva Fay Paraffin Envelope for impression
Related to July 1970 347
Milton Twin Echo geometric shape written on pad by first spectator, then a word by another, performer tears and burns both pieces, impression via sharp pencil, perhaps "D. Milton" (Fulves pseudonym)?
Winter 1970
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio)
Theodore Annemann Mental Masterpiece carbon paper box
1971 18
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks suggestion brainwave with impression device preshow
1971 19
William P. Miesel Duplicate Copy carbon paper in book
Magick (Issue 30)
Robert Schwarz Epic Projections triple divination on a slate
Magick (Issue 33)
Marshall Weinstein Clip Gyp! carbon clipboards, idea for multiple use
Magick (Issue 50)
Gene Nielsen 89c Fooler leaving price tags on gaffed objects, convincer
Magick (Issue 50)
Al Koran The Astral Word impression device in book cover
1972 65
Karl Fulves Remember Isis? divination of writing on pad, ring and glass sphere used in presentation, NCR paper, steel shim and magnet for impression device, writing stolen with magnet
Dec. 1973 691
Ahmed Dhillon The Phoenix Oracle book and bulldog clip, white carbon
Magick (Issue 68)
John D. Pomeroy The J P Mental Pad model for impression device, with routine example, NCR paper
1973 16
John D. Pomeroy JP Ulta-Mental Pad UV light
1973 19
John D. Pomeroy The Atomic Reader untested routine using pen with radio-active (!) ink
1973 36
Karl Fulves The Folded Prophecy nail writer, through envelope, carbon paper
1975 412
B.C. Milnov Rest in Peace! number divination
Magick (Issue 133)
Philip T. Goldstein Double Undercurrent card written down and selected card match
1976 20
Al Mann Test by Fire match box impression device, carbon
1976 7
Stewart James Unique Slate Test
Also published here
  • in "The Sphinx" Vol.29 #1, 1930
1976 18
Philip T. Goldstein ESP spectator writes down name of a card and second spectator selects the card from deck, locking card box
Magick (Issue 154)
Paul Rylander Number Control - Three One Two three-digit number prediction in envelope, carbon paper
Magick (Issue 167)
Al Mann The Photon Shield Impression Envelope coin envelopes, carbon
1977 2
Al Mann Instant Thought Reading written thought is divined, with Photon Shield Clipboard and Impression Envelope
1977 7
Al Mann The Underlined Thought line from newspaper is underlined and divined, two methods
1977 9
Al Mann The Word in the Circle word on newspaper is encircled and performer removes same paper, with same word marked from his wallet, carbon paper
1977 10
Al Mann The Invisible Agents spectator writes question down with invisible ink
Variations 1977 11
Chip Cotton Quick Tip! cut-rite wax paper instead of carbon paper
Magick (Issue 186)
Punx Das Amulett word written down and paper put in one of several boxes, correct box is found with Herbert Paufler's Hand der Kleopatra, and word is divined
Also published here
  • "Das Amulett" in "Magie" 1969/70.
1977 74
Robert Cassidy Beating the Book Test a book test with three phases and three different methods
  • The Pencil Point Prophecy
  • The Impromptu Impression
  • The Phone Book Finale
  • A Brief Diversion
1977 15
Robert Cassidy Ultimate Fourth Dimensional Telepathy three pieces of information are written down, sealed in envelopes and later divined
Also published here 1977 25
Robert Cassidy The Shirt Pocket Mindreader with pile of envelopes
1977 28
Richard Mark Mantra Mental matchbook as impression device, impromptu
Inspired by 1978
Magick (Issue 198)
Peter Zenner Impression X with stack of envelopes
Magick (Issue 207)
Rudolf Braunmüller Bücher ideas with books
  • as coin tray
  • as impression device
  • to add cards or switch cards
Mar. 1978
Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 1)
Fred Lowe Die Wodu Puppe performer feels pain where spectator puts needle in voodoo doll
  • Zwei-Personen Mentaldarbietung (as two-person act)
Inspired by
  • "The Manikin" (Roger Fairthorne, Magic Wand, 1947)
Also published here
  • Genii, May 1965
Dec. 1978
Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 4)
C. L. Boarde Open Sesame - Variation B carbon paper in book
1978 120
Karroll Priest The Phoenix Effect impression device, wax in envelope
Related to 1979
Magick (Issue 234)
Henry H. Fields The Fields Device special impression device, clipboard, for pre-show or with assistant
Variations 1979
Magick (Issue 240)
Tom Craven 'Z' Test! numbers on a bingo sheet are crossed out until one remains, number is divined
Magick (Issue 244)
George B. Anderson Soap Suds easy impression device method, soap
Magick (Issue 245)
Al Baker Impression on Surface powder on bottom of writing surface and shiny table
Apr. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 1)
Katlyn Breene Ouija written name is divined with a ouija board
Magick (Issue 252)
Robert Siepielski Mental Telepathy Plus! an ESP symbol, a word and a person are written down and placed inside an envelope, all are divined, different methods
1980 1
Thomas Alan Waters Tridex
Related to 1981
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Cerberus)
Thomas Alan Waters Subsidiary Technique
  • Locating the Participants
  • The Last Two Items
  • Clipboard Readings
  • Combinations with other Effects
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychometry)
Gene "Phantini" Grant Time Machine triple prediction in envelopes , carbon
1981 67
Basil Horwitz Challenge Design any symbol on blank card is copied
Also published here 1981 38
The Rev. Dr. Bob. E Second Chance wax impression device, for one-on-one sitting
Magick (Issue 275)
Danton Diabolique divination of written down information and location of hidden envelope, method to read impressions on wax impression device
Inspired by 1981
Magick (Issue 280)
Ted Karmilovich Design-A-Choice! objects are written down on piece of paper and one is selected, performer divines thought of object
Related to 1981
Magick (Issue 286)
Peter Donello Sherlock Holmes' Mental Clue' prediction of chosen name, location and weapon, clue plot
Magick (Issue 298)
Bruce Bernstein Clip Number two people think of numbers before the show, prediction of total
Also published here 1981 30
Al Mann The Jupiter Effect seeing through a wall, which book is chosen and where opened
Related to 1982 12
Thomas Alan Waters Doublet two predictions, one in an envelope a less free prediction outside of it, here for cards
Inspired by 1982
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm)
Thomas Alan Waters Revelleda spectator writes a word on a board with a Velleda pen, the word is then erased and divined by the performer
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm)
Gary Mason The Mastic Mysteries impression device, clipboard, no wax or carbon, different uses
1982 1
Al Mann The See Through GM Board Gary Mason's The Mastic Mysteries impression device, with a see through board
1982 2
Al Mann The RMS Principal RMS (Reversed Magic Slate), see through impression device, picture duplication without touching the clipboard
1982 3
Al Mann The Deluxe Jupiter Gimmick impression gimmick falls in performer's hand
Related to 1982 4
Al Mann The Gemini Slate design duplication slate, impression device for design duplications, dated to 1968
1982 5
Gary Lee Williams Donovon's Dust clipboard impression device, dry anti-perspirant
1982 6
Al Mann, Anthony Raven, Anna Eva Fay Cero-Mentics wax impressions devices, Fay type
1982 7
Al Mann Thought Prints on impression devices
1982 7
Al Mann The Fellow Traveler Gimmick index card attached to newspaper with a paper clip, impression device, carbon, see also p. 11
1982 8
R. F. Provan, Al Baker The Million Dollar Gimmick variation on Baker's Note Book, carbon
Related to
  • C. L. Boarde "Mainly Mental Vol. II" p. 121
1982 9
Al Mann The Unseen Specter impression device book, carbon
1982 10
Al Mann The Inverted Mark note pad, carbon, reversed impression
1982 10
Al Mann The Medium's Tablet school board impression device, wax
1982 12
Al Mann Conclusion comments on impression devices
1982 13
Robert A. Nelson Bob Nelson's Miracle Pad pad, carbon
1982 13
Al Mann Confidentially Yours secretary-wallet as impression device, to force one of three books
1982 11
David Britland News Flash word in newspaper, carbon
Also published here Mar. 1982
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 11)
Joseph Dunninger Impression Methods Method 1 (wax)
Method 2: The Clipboard
1983 4
Al Mann Note: The Fabulous Clip Board plastic, see-through
1983 6
Joseph Dunninger Transparency Method Method 3: Misdirection with Slates (switch & alcohol)
Method 4 (alcohol)
1983 6
Joseph Dunninger Another Test Impression Method
1983 3
Joseph Dunninger The Good Book Says carbon paper in bible
1983 8
Joseph Dunninger A Visit to a Billet Medium carbon paper in book
1983 11
Stewart James Futuristic Art prediction of two selected sign, with a stand, carbon paper
1984 19
Barrie Richardson October / Scam pad, for multiple pieces of information
May 1984
Magick (Issue 331)
Robert Cassidy Mind Reading with Ashes using wax impression, ashes
1984 70
Thomas Alan Waters Glimpression page is torn from book and a word circled, word is divined
Inspired byRelated to 1985
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Fynys)
Denny Laub, Gary Inglese The Mirage Device preparing books at home as impression devices, wax method
June 1985
Magick (Issue 352)
Robert Siepielski Count of Three special type of impression device similar to wax method, NCR paper, routine with several envelopes which content is divined and correctly allocated
Aug. 1985
Magick (Issue 356)
Bruce Bernstein Another Picture Duplicated impression on table, clown white
Also published here 1985 9
Bruce Bernstein Clip Number two people think of numbers before the show, prediction of total
Also published here 1985 7
Dan Blackwood The Legacy impression device with spiral-bound pad, white carbon paper
Mar. 1986
Magick (Issue 367)
Bücher five impromptu magic items and gags with books
Dec. 1986
Intermagic (Vol. 12 No. 3 & 4)
Ned Rutledge Die sprechenden Münzen four thoughts are directed to four coins (as well as noted on a pad), medium divines four thoughts, carbon
Also published here Dec. 1987
Intermagic (Vol. 13 No. 2)
Charles "Cicardi" Scott The Phoenix Concept carbon clipboard impression device
  • The Device
  • The Approach
  • Choosing a Spectator
  • Introducing the Clipboard (Ray Grismer's Whats Your Sign?, no details)
  • The Next Step (mathematical number divination, see Annemann reference)
  • And the Real Work
Related to Feb. 1990
Magick (Issue 435)
Basil Horwitz Symbol-Übertragung any symbol on blank card is copied
Also published here June 1991
Intermagic (Vol. 16 No. 2)
Roy Miller The Pharmaceutical Psychic based on dealer trick "Clairvoyance", six pillboxes in a bag, one is removed and spectator places a billet inside, performer locates correct box inside the bag and note on billet is divined
1991 48
Maurice Fogel, Orville Wayne Meyer Fogelepathy divination of color, name and country, written on paper in envelopes
Mar. 1992
Magick (Issue 469)
Justin Higham (ESP)ionage normal cards have ESP Symbols on their face, one chosen and divined
1993 21
Alexander de Cova Das Transparente Clipboard
  • Die Herstellung es Clipboards
  • Die Zettel
  • Wie das Clipboard arbeitet
  • Die "Klassische" Präparation
  • Methoden, das Deckblatt unbemerkt beiseite zu bringen
  • Die Umschlag-Methode
Also published here 1994 119
Punx Impression Method impression taken from note written with a pencil
Also published here
  • "Super Punx Test" in "Fourth Dimensional Mystery"
1994 179
Alexander de Cova Ein transparentes Clipboard
  • Die Herstellung es Clipboards
  • Die Zettel
  • Wie das Clipboard arbeitet
  • Die "klassische" Präparation
  • Methoden, das Deckblatt unbemerkt beiseite zu bringen
  • Die Umschlag-Methode
  • Routinenvorschläge
Also published here 1994 3
Tim Conover Developing Your Creativity "Outline of a Lecture - Part 3: Putty Peek", silly putty to get impression of writing
Jan. 1994
Vibrations (Vol. 16 No. 7)
Jonathan Cooke Make an Impression wax impression device, design duplication
Oct. 1994
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 4)
Thomas Gentle Kismet's Journey thought of traveling route through the US is divined by performer
Syzygy (Vol. 2 No. 2)
Kenton Knepper Wax The Facts impression device made using Crayola Changeables crayons
Syzygy (Vol. 2 No. 5)
Dr. E. Raymond Carlyle Kismet on Mental Masterpiece. impression device on card box, carbon
Inspired by Apr. 1995
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 10)
David Britland News Flash word in newspaper, carbon
Also published here 1996
Intermagic (Vol. 20 No. 4 & 5)
Lee Earle Korano Blanco post-it on book to write word down
Related to
  • Nicholas Einhorn's "Word in A Million"
Syzygy (Vol. 2 No. 12)
Lee Earle Dream Scheme dream of spectator predicted printed in a book
Related to 1996
Syzygy (Vol. 3 No. 3)
Grocki Safely Sealed three words from books are divined, before the show words were chosen and books sealed in envelopes
Syzygy (Vol. 3 No. 4)
Lee Earle Poor Man's Room Service named room number on plastic room key card
Inspired by
  • "Room Service" (Larry Becker & Don Wayne)
Syzygy (Vol. 3 No. 9)
Harry Lorayne Better Than A Clipboard using Himber wallet to get information from spectator
1998 154
Tony Kent, Lee Earle Brain Book list with words that are hard to spell, several spectator select one before the show, performer divines all the word using a dictionary
Syzygy (Vol. 4 No. 12)
Jim Steinmeyer The Psych-Writer prediction of two letter, number with two odd digits and time, featuring nail writing through carbon paper
June 1998
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 10)
Jas Jakutsch The RT (Real-Time) Impression Device I carbon paper, clip board
1999 18
Barrie Richardson Pop Thoughts things written by spectator into a notebook can be divined
1999 187
David Berglas Riddle of the Sands symbol is thought of by a spectator in a plane, performer divines it by driving a motor scooter on field and drawing it that way
2002 104
David Berglas The Quizzing Glass selected time and object are predicted and engraved on sculpture
2002 494
Al Baker Mindreading Trick carbon paper notebook
Also published here
  • marketed 1931
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions)
Al Baker Telepathic Selection carbon card gaff
Also published here
  • marketed 1932
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions)
Al Baker My Way of Doing Two Tricks Spirit Photography, card image appears on initialed paper put in envelope
Also published here
  • The Sphinx, Vol. 29 No. 10, Dec. 1930
2003 634
Nicholas Einhorn Daughter of All Book Tests spectator writes down word
2004 15
Robert Cassidy The Jaxian Phone Book Test page is selected and name and number circled by spectator, then page is torn from book and name divined
Inspired by 2004 108
Robert Cassidy The Art of Pre-show - Creating the Best Impression overview and ideas on impression devices
2004 260
Paolo Cavalli, Massimo Tira Twicerpiece spectator reverses card without looking and tries to guess card by writing one down, performer divines reversed card and guessed card
Inspired by 2004 35
Paolo Cavalli Post-It Impression Device lip-balm method
2004 35
Oliver Meech I Spy Performer guesses which object spectator is thinking of by watching eye movements (use paperback book as impression device)
2009 56
Andy Nyman Atonement spectator writes down a name and puts it either in a book of life or death (without seeing which is which), life is chosen, and performer divines the name
2010 159
Woody Aragón The Psychic Deck spectator-shuffled deck answers questions about thought of person
Inspired by
  • "Color Sense" (Norman Gilbreath)
Related to
2011 241
Patrik Kuffs Drawing a Blank
  • Mind Stunts
spectator makes drawing with marker that is not working, drawing is duplicated
Inspired byAlso published here Feb. 2011
Genii (Vol. 74 No. 2)
Patrik Kuffs Back Perception
  • Mind Stunts
object divined with three questions, with comments on pre-show
Dec. 2011
Genii (Vol. 74 No. 12)
John Gaughan The French Writing Desk
  • The Chamber of Secrets
Feb. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 2)
Bruce Bernstein Picture Duplication #2 impression on table, clown white
Also published here 2012 12
Bruce Bernstein Clip Number two people think of numbers before the show, prediction of total
Also published here 2012 69
Robert Cassidy Letting Them Do It Your Way prop management of impression device in a dictionary book
2013 200
Robert Cassidy Annemann's Fourth Dimensional Telepathy: The Basic Effect three pieces of information are written down, sealed in envelopes and later divined
  • The Transparency Method
  • The "Backwards" One-Ahead Method
  • The Traditional One-Ahead
  • Time Out
2013 371
Robert Cassidy Ultimate Fourth Dimensional Telepathy 1977 three pieces of information are written down, sealed in envelopes and later divined
Also published here 2013 378
Robert Cassidy The Shirt Pocket Mindreader thought written on paper and sealed on envelope is divined
2013 383
Impression Card Case
2013 38
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks Subtlest Secret word is encircled on clipboard
Also published here 2014 134
Dr. Stanley Jaks Reincarnation signed piece of paper is burnt and later found in nest of envelopes, with ideas by Bert Allerton
Also published here 2014 219
Gerry McCambridge Chapter 16: Triple Match performer reads spectator thinking of three pieces of info written down by audience (social security number, a playing card and two geometric shapes), performer divines them all
Also published here
  • Roy Miller’s Mental Montage
2017 103
Asi Wind Obtaining Information
  • Center Tears
  • Peeks
  • Billet Switches
  • Peek Wallets
  • Impression Devices
  • Apps
  • Playing Cards
  • Research
2021 18
Asi Wind Book Impression Device Handling
2021 20
Patrik Kuffs Drawing a Blank spectator makes drawing with marker that is not working, drawing is duplicated
Inspired byAlso published here Oct. 2022
The Hermit (Vol. 1 No. 10)