108 entries in Mental Magic / Principles / Marking Systems
  
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Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Der Hellseher several spectators chose cards and seal them in envelopes, performer divines the cards inside, marked envelopesRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 80
Unknown X Rays cards in envelopes are divined, two methods, envelopes marked visually or hapticallyRelated to New Era Card Tricks 144
Unknown An Envelope Mystery forced cards put in envelopes with punch marks, including "A Variation" Mental Magic with Cards 14
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
Tom Sellers Graphology Supreme five spectators write the same word Condensed Conjuring 12
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
Jerry Sorensen "-and having writ-" sealed message reading, mixed with psychometry and handwriting analysis The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 45) 186
Cyril Marriott Mark It way to mark a deck, plus one way The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 73) 298
Andrew Smythe Mentalism With Alphabet Cards word is divined Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 60
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
Eddie Clever Answer to a Mentalist's Prayer indetectible method to mark an envelope and several applications Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 202
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
George B. Anderson The Human Equation living and dead test with signatures, cards in envelopes, spectator lets a coin fall on the right envelope It Must Be Mindreading 39
Hugh Carroll, Charles Hopkins Out! The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 202) 808
Theodore Annemann Envelope Marking Method Psychic Magic - Vol. 3 18
Milbourne Christopher Out of Town living and dead test with people who live in town, one out of town One Man Mental Magic 6
Milbourne Christopher Super Psychometry blindfolded, objects in envelopes One Man Mental Magic 8
Hen Fetsch, Cy Keller Hexappeal pseudo psychometry with names of famous people The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 261) 1042
Aage Darling Pin Up Girl Test five men select a picture of a girl and put them in envelopes, medium divines who chose which picture I'll Read Your Mind 22
Aage Darling Symbol Test spectator selects a ESP card and puts all five cards in envelopes, performer finds correct envelope and divines symbol I'll Read Your Mind 30
Gene Grant A Miracle Mental Routine messages in envelopes reading routine, drawing duplication as climax, blindfolded Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 1
Fitch Cheney Magic Montes divination of a chosen card, cards with months written on it The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 334) 145
Theodore Annemann Impromptu Frame Up two cards are selected and blindfolded medium divines them, then three cards are selected and put in an envelope each, the envelopes are shuffled and the medium divines the cards again Annemann's "No Code" Telepathy 6
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 Best in Magic 200
Tony Corinda (1) Sujan Location colored card is divined Pencil, Lip, Sound, Touch and Muscle Reading 43
Tony Corinda (2) With a Pinch of Salt! Pencil, Lip, Sound, Touch and Muscle Reading 43
Tony Corinda (15) Marking of Billets Billets 185
Dr. Raymond L. Beebe My Favourite Living and Dead Test spiralbound block marking Magic of the Mind 38
Robert A. Nelson Nelson Notes on the marking of the cards for predicto Still More Miracles in Mentalism 46
The Amazing Maurice Mental Currency one of four bills is put in an envelope, performer divines which, olfactory method Still More Miracles in Mentalism 17
Clettis V. Musson Predicto cards with four digit numbers, two numbers added, sum was predicted Still More Miracles in Mentalism 45
Ken Allen Paper Clip Marking System The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 360) 270
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks Kuvert-Mysterium several spectators get an envelope, three cards are added and total written on a fourth card, those cards are put in one envelope along with a ribbon, color of ribbon, total, fourth card and person holding the cards are divinedAlso published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 71
Victor Marsh Paper Clip Marking Idea The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 395/396) 413
Albert Spackman Voodoo cards with outline of a person and x-marked on different places, spectator choses one of the cards where the person is injured, prediction The Art of Close-Up Magic - Volume 1 167
Ned Rutledge Hearbeat - A Subtlety reason to look at the side of the deck, while spotting the missing card, edgemarked Between Two Minds 28
Ned Rutledge Singin' in the Brain people summing songs in their heads, performer divines them, spectators write songs down, as a climax two people think of same song Between Two Minds 55
Jules Lenier Psychometric Detective four people, rough smooth edges of torn paper to codeAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 5) 167
Don Nielson, J. W. Sarles Dead Test marking with tape The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4, No. 2nd Folio) 220
Tom Sellers Envelope Marking System just to mark the different one The Art of Close-Up Magic - Volume 2 49
Tony Griffith Pseudo Psychometry six envelopes, pencil dots The Art of Close-Up Magic - Volume 2 64
Blake Edward Maxam Dagger of the Dead! dagger moves to card with dead person's name The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 38) 189
Dr. Richard Strausberg The Legacy of Samuel Butler cards with several humorous New Year's resolutions, several spectators chose one on their card, psychometry and comedy character reading The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 13) 62
Bascom Jones The Book of the Damned three phase routine with twelve zodiac cards, spectator select cards which match their personal sgin The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 29) 141
Tan Hock Chuan The Quick and the Dead blindfolded, card is found and name revealed, see Bigbee in #41 for other sourcesRelated toVariations The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 34) 167
Ed Schuman Sightless Sight several business card on table, one turned over by spectator, divined by performer, tactical marking Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 37
Paul Siegel Marking System using birthday candle, wax Doorway to Delusion 22
Sam Dalal The Skull of Tamoa-mi-ber as Sam Delal, skull pendulum, card found by spectator The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 42) 207
Milbourne Christopher Tuning In! people write down their favorite TV shows and performer allocates all correctlyVariations The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 41) 201
North Bigbee Quicker Quick and the Dead credits and variation for The Quick and the Dead, Fillman PrincipleInspired by The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 41) 202
Sid Lorraine Think Dot different marking system than Tuning In!Inspired by The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 47) 232
Gerald Kosky Travel Agent cards with names of cities, spectators chose and sign them, performer allocates them correctly The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 53) 261
Arthur Emerson A License to Lie license plate numbers written on name tags, special one is divined by other spectator The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 67) 331
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 ByrneRelated to Pabular (Vol. 1, No. 4) 39
George Blake On Vampire other marking systemInspired by Pabular (Vol. 1, No. 6) 76
Dr. Spencer Thornton In the Bag... pseudo-psychometry with paper bags, apparently same marking system was also used by Dr. Jaks The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 119) 592
North Bigbee Fillman Re-Visited ideas for the Fillman principleRelated to The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 127) 632
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 The Blue Book of Mentalism 10
Nathan Stark Menta Five! graphology reading with five spectators, pseudo psychometry mixed with ESP card divination The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 191) 951
Larry Becker Effect No. 1 Esp divination / duplication World of Super Mentalism 35
Larry Becker Perplexing ESP Plaques marking system for ESP cards, business cards etc., address World of Super Mentalism 33
Larry Becker Effect No. 2 five symbols drawn on cards and put in envelope, selected one is predicted World of Super Mentalism 37
Larry Becker Effect No. 3 five blank cards, name written on one side and cards turned over, spectator selects one and murder is written on side, it's the same card World of Super Mentalism 41
Bobby Hughes Pocket Pad gaffing, marking and using a spiral-bound pad for Pseudo Psychometry, predictions and add-a-number The Compleat Magick - Volume III (Issue 210) 1048
Larry Becker Ultimate Psychometry with invisible ink pen The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 69
George B. Anderson The Signature Effects five spectators sign a file card, tear it in half and mixed all together, the corresponding halves are found with the pendulum The Magic Pendulum 6
George B. Anderson One of Five living and dead with male female theme, pendulum finds female The Magic Pendulum 8
Thomas Alan Waters Eraser's Edge method to mark an envelope Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychometry) 137
Thomas Alan Waters Stampede method to mark an envelope Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychometry) 137
Thomas Alan Waters Post Facto method to mark an envelope Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychometry) 137
Thomas Alan Waters Cornered method to mark an envelope Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychometry) 137
Thomas Alan Waters Branded method to distinguish different envelopes Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychometry) 137
Thomas Alan Waters Printsiple objects are wrapped in pieces of newspaper Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychometry) 138
Thomas Alan Waters Seequence objects wrapped in paper and scotch tape Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychometry) 138
Gene Grant Bacon and Eggs with two sets of ESP cards (two times wavy lines, two times rings), order is correct twice Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 14
Gene Grant Knockout ESP Test with two sets of four ESP cards, three phases Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 32
Gene Grant Myracrypto 1981 several objects (charms) are chosen and divined, then sealed in envelopes and chosen one predicted, princess card trick with objectsRelated to Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 7
Gene Grant The Audience Hits Back ESP cards sealed in envelopes and divined, majority of spectators guess always correctlyInspired by
  • Ned Rutledge's "Mass Miracle"
Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 63
Gene Grant Supreme Psychometry pseudo psychometry, different objects in envelopes, serial number divination of a bill Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 71
Gene Grant A Sense of Color five envelopes with different colored sheets, spectators guess them correctly Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 77
Karl Fulves, Oscar Weigle, Bob Hummer The Borgia Cup No. 53, three cups, poisoned glass is found Self-Working Table Magic 64
Basil Horwitz Challenge Publicity E.S.P. five ESP symbols are sealed in envelopes and the envelopes are numbered, spectator divines symbols by matching them to a second set of ESP cards on the table The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz 14
Norman Houghton Love Match spectator and performer shuffle envelopes and pair them up, inside are names of celebrity pairs, they match Fork Full of Appetizers 65
Thomas Alan Waters Grayce spectator selects one picture card, which is divined later Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 3: The Symbol Test) 418
Thomas Alan Waters Tri-Beaut sign, birthdate and selected tarot card are divined, with envelopes Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk) 595
Jules Lenier Psychometric Detective No. 19, four people, rough smooth edges of torn paper to codeAlso published here Self-Working Paper Magic 38
Unknown Magnetic Shim Marking Amperthand 4
Philip T. Goldstein Digression: Concealed Cards rough-smooth marking method (through handkerchief) Thavant 12
Bob Fillman, Tan Hock Chuan Tan/Fillman Principle distinguish papers by grain (the way they bend) Thavant 12
Steve Dusheck Experiment No. 5 thumb tack at tip of thumb tip to mark cards or paper
- bill pierced behind back at certain position
Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 48
Al Mann The Secret Marks with paper clips The Naked Thought 5
Basil Horwitz ESP Challenge Mind Control blindfolded, three spectator select an ESP symbol and seal it up, performer hands correct envelope to each spectator, divines symbol and shows correct prediction The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 3 31
Karrell Fox Dream Girls five photos of actresses chosen, performer divines them Much Ado About Something 61
Basil Horwitz The Super ESP Body Language Test pseudo psychometry with writings and ESP card divination The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 4 66
Jas Jakutsch The Marked Cards marked billets Completely Mental - Vol. 2 29
Joshua Jay Psychometry and Me Magician able to match nametags to five spectators based on their names alone Magic Atlas 143
Christoph Borer Lasset die Musik erklingen! several cards with music titles, selection is predicted with mechanical music boxRelated toAlso published here Compilation 28
Christoph Borer Lasset die Musik erklingen! several cards with music titles, selection is predicted with mechanical music boxRelated toAlso published here Seminarnotitzen 2007 3
Hector Chadwick Keys Psychometry routine with 4 sets of keys, performer able to describe fourth person's keys although they are hidden The Mental Mysteries of Hector Chadwick 17
Michael Weber Soul Searcher information written on paper pieces is correctly assigned to spectator, torn edges markingAlso published here Knew & Improved 8
Jörg Alexander Weber Psychometrie five items by spectators in envelopesInspired by
  • "Pseudo Psychometrie" (Stuart Cumberland, Annemann 666 Vol. 1, PDF, 2007)
ZauberKunstStücke - Band 3 53
James Alan Psycho2Metry with dog-eared paper Seventeen Secrets 30
Michael Weber Soul Searcher information written on paper pieces is correctly assigned to spectator, torn edges markingAlso published here Blackpool Twenty Twelve 13
Dr. Stanley Jaks Envelope Mentalism several spectators get an envelope, three cards are added and total written on a fourth card, those cards are put in one envelope along with a ribbon, color of ribbon, total, fourth card and person holding the cards are divinedAlso published here The Incredible Dr. Jaks 143
John Lovick Chic Thief pseudo psychometry with drawingsInspired by
  • "Sneak Thief" (Larry Becker, Stunners, 1992)
The Performance Pieces & Divertissements of the Famous Handsome Jack, etc. 83
Jared Kopf Impromptu Marking System for pseudo psychometry, originally from "Behind Your Forehead" (Kopf, 2013) Vaticinium ex Eventu 41
Christoph Borer Kloincidence matching routine with toilet signs, male / female 21 39