60 entries in Mental Magic / Principles / Index
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Magisches Fin de siècle one of six colors, coin, domino brick and playing card are chosen, all things predicted in envelope, mix of forces and indexes
Oct. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 4) 50
Hänsel Kastner Die drei mystischen Zahlen one of three numbers thought-of and predicted or divined, index with three predictions
Jan. 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 1) 14
Edward Bagshawe A "Spirit Divination" Mystery name of card appears on empty paper
1924 Exclusive Problems in Magic 42
Oswald Rae Selected Smokes cigarettes of different brands are put in a bag, named brands are removed by performer, by touch
1928 Sub Rosa 18
Oswald Rae A Novel Book Test page selected and line chosen by the aid of playing cards, line from page appears on blank card sealed in envelope
Also published here
  • "A Novel Book Test" in "The Sphinx"
1930 Original Magic 53
Val Evans The Prognostication Pack half Koran-type deck, one of five cards thought of, then performer shows five-card groups, card predicted on piece of paper
1941 Stacks and Stacks Of Cards 34
Eddie Joseph "A Letter from Satan" named card predicted in letter, index
1942 Greater Card Tricks 80
E.E. Hammill Websterian Wizardry prediction of a chosen word from a dictionary
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 41) 168
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
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 59) 240
Arthur H. Buckley The Mystic Paper Slips two predictions made, number chosen and that card counted to, number and card predicted
1948 The Card Expert Entertains 157
Greer Marechal Jr. Coloss-Index ideas for an index, with bigger billets than usual
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 205) 819
Ken Brooke A Clean Prediction prediction put in hat, then three items borrowed and one chosen, it is predicted
Also published here 1952 Routined Manipulation — Part Two 47
Aage Darling Suprediction add a number sum and selected card are predicted in envelope
1953 I'll Read Your Mind 33
Tony Corinda (7) Another Application of the Touch Reading Envelope several ideas of identifying envelopes by touch, envelope index tip
1958 Pencil, Lip, Sound, Touch and Muscle Reading 49
Jack Shepherd The Second Seer performer divines two selected card from crystal ball, then thought of card is divined by spectator
1960 Magic of the Mind 46
Don Nielson W.O.W. secret list written "white on white" with empty typewriter
Nov. 1965 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 1) 2
Ben Christopher Multiple Out Billet Slate four billets
Apr. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 6) 30
John Bragoli Transversale prediction of a spun number which was added to an other number, with mini roulette set
Variations 1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 68
Charles Ostin The King's English spectator writes letter on slate, next spectator adds later and so on until word is formed, this is predicted in typed form, see p. 426 for comment by William Taylor
(spelled "Charles Osten", see p. 637 for correction)
Related to Feb. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4) 397
James G. Thompson Jr. Jet Thought one of five cities predicted in envelope (with index)
VariationsAlso published here Winter 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 6th Folio) 497
Philip T. Goldstein Middle Telepathy ESP card, shape and name are divined
1976 The Blue Book of Mentalism 21
Unknown Cardboard Billet Index
1976 The Blue Book of Mentalism 23
Unknown Matchbox Index
1976 The Blue Book of Mentalism 23
Jerry Mentzer Wallet Prediction ESP symbol chosen from cards and predicted in wallet, loading wallet and index
1976 Second Lecture 9
Philip T. Goldstein Your Choice prediction of a number between one and six, interesting presentation
1977 The Red Book of Mentalism 13
Al Mann Thoughts Amock Book Test three books, three words are predicted
1977 The Photon Shield 14
Philip T. Goldstein Mister Lucky prediction in envelope, three different-colored chips, two chosen by spectators, Himber wallet
1978 Magick (Issue 220) 1097
Hanussen Brain-Child prediction of ESP card, initialed envelope
1978 Magick (Issue 220) 1098
Philip T. Goldstein Quindex
1979 The Yellow Book of Mentalism 17
Robert Siepielski Bingo 2 winning at a game of bingo
1979 Magick (Issue 229) 1142
David Himelrick Bio Test! building a pen with a prompter sheet, accessing word index
Variations 1980 Magick (Issue 266) 1328
Gene "Phantini" Grant Star Trick! prediction of a zodiac sign, with chop cup
1980 Magick (Issue 268) 1339
Ken Brooke A Clean Prediction prediction put in hat, then three items borrowed and one chosen, it is predicted
Also published here 1980 Ken Brooke's Magic — The Unique Years 193
Thomas Alan Waters The Double Routine different routines, based on the same handling, on indexes and pocket writing
1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt) 180
Karl Fulves The King's English predicting a word that starts with y, index
Related to 1981 Origins 26
Sam Schwartz, Karl Fulves Tips on Slate Technique having an index on the slate or a writing pad, or programmed into a pocket calculator
1983 Astrology — The Hidden Force 29
James G. Thompson Jr. Jet Thought No. 59, one of five cities predicted in envelope (with index)
Also published here 1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 105
Karl Fulves Think of a President No. 60, envelope contains picture of named president
Inspired by 1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 107
Ken Brooke Meine Direkt-Vorhersage prediction put in hat, then three items borrowed and one chosen, it is predicted
Also published here Oct. 1987 Intermagic (Vol. 13 No. 1) 33
Theodore Annemann Die Konstruktion des "Annemann-Zettelindex"
Oct. 1987 Intermagic (Vol. 13 No. 1) 35
Chuck Fayne Cheap Date spectator takes out any coin, date is divined, coin index
1993 Something Old, Something New 7
Tony Bartolotta Thought In Color movie star and color chosen, prediction in envelope in which chosen actor is striked through
Inspired by 1994 Rigmarole (Issue 6) 69
Ted Lesley Border Intelligence using used writing pad as a word index
1994 Paramiracles 115
Simon Aronson The Cross-Index Index - Charting the Course on card indexes and the cross-index index idea
  • Above Suspicion
  • Cross Indexing Two Variables
  • Charts and Lists
1995 Simply Simon 241
Simon Aronson Signs zodiac sign cards specify one's lucky number, color, symbol..., cross-index index with example effects
1995 Simply Simon 271
Simon Aronson A Long Routine: Three is a Charm three spectators, card, color and symbol selected, position of card and color and symbol written on zodiac chart when spectator's signs are looked up
1995 Simply Simon 298
Simon Aronson Uncharted Territory more ideas for "Signs" and the cross-index index
  • Variants
  • Lists, Grids and Tables
  • Other Formats
  • Conclusion
1995 Simply Simon 302
Alexander de Cova Mit einem Index idea using trouser pocket tube connection
1995 Mini-Seminar 1995 8
Ken Brooke Eine makellose Vorhersage prediction put in hat, then three items borrowed and one chosen, it is predicted
Also published here 1997 Intermagic (Vol. 21 No. 1) 18
Philip T. Goldstein Fortune Celler
  • The Other Month
a business card in envelope is introduced, later the number on it is phones and person at other end names a chosen tarot card
Dec. 2004 Genii (Vol. 67 No. 12) 31
Stephen Minch The Stele of Khepera paper rubbing of stele with six hieroglyphs, chosen glyph appears in previously empty box (watch box)
Inspired byAlso published here
  • "The Legendary Scroll" of Masklyn ye Mage
2009 The Book of Forgotten Secrets 117
Alexander de Cova Der Bibeltest
2011 Seminar-Leviten 1
Ben Harris PSI Poker spectator cuts, Hold 'Em hands dealt, outcome predicted
  • Basic Handling
  • Advanced Handling (prediction more specific, index)
2011 PSI Poker 6
Max Maven Double Feature
  • Lost Horizons
two choices predicted on billets, billet index on back of large movie posters
Inspired by
  • Don Tanner's "Six Card Mental Test" (marketed 1958)
Also published here
  • Sensational Mentalism - Part Four, 1977
Feb. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 2) 21
Robert Cassidy The Universal Reading Tarot reading and prediction of four chosen cards
2013 The Artful Mentalism of Bob Cassidy — Volume 2: Fundamentals 260
Alexander de Cova Papierflieger paper plane tossed into audience, named number is printed in large numbers on the paper when unfolded, range force and index
Inspired by
  • Prof. Dr. Toni Forster routine from 1982
Also published here
Dec. 2013 New Avantgarde Magic (Issue 13) 420
Alexander de Cova Paper Darts paper plane tossed into audience, named number is printed in large numbers on the paper when unfolded, range force and index
Also published here Mar. 2014 Scrapbook (Issue 7) 48
Alexander de Cova Die Bierflieger–Tafel paper plane tossed into audience, named number is printed in large numbers on the paper when unfolded, range force and index, updated index design
Also published here 2015 Burners — Vol. 2 149
Jared Kopf The Oneiromancer's Index four nightmares written on blank cards, performer give them to correct spectators with some cold reading, one nightmare predicted
Inspired by 2016 Vaticinium ex Eventu 31
Fränz Multiple Outs & Luck different method for Prodigy Prediction
2022 Prodigy Peek 56