109 entries in Mental Magic / Effects / Psychokinesis
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Henri Decremps Cadrans Sympathiques two dials with letters, needle is placed on one letter and needle moves by its own on other dial
1785 150
Edward Saint Influencing a Scale one of the pans depresses
Related to July 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 14)
John Mulholland Telekinesis object inside glass of ginger ale rises and sinks upon magician’s command
1944 138
Ormond McGill Levitation with a Chair moving a chair, then with spectator sitting on chair
1951 13
Gene Nielsen Mind Blower pill in capsule floats up
Magick (Issue 21)
Tieneblas Mystery of the Feathered Serpent feather moves in bottle
Magick (Issue 73)
Tieneblas Telekin-E-Meter stick with ESP symbols rises in hand and stops at chosen symbol
Magick (Issue 88)
John D. Pomeroy Vibro-Mental five ESP cards on stand, chosen one falls over, method for stage with assistant and independent method for parlour
1973 11
Ricki Dunn The Power! moving needle from a compass
Magick (Issue 103)
Tom Fitzgerald 16c Mental X-per-a-ment three coins in a cup, turned over and only one drops out, repeated
Magick (Issue 134)
Ronnie Gann Tele-kin-'easy' chosen ESP card falls over, selection with second set in envelopes
Magick (Issue 136)
Stephen Minch Some Preliminary Remarks and Opinions of the Performing of Psychokinetic Effects in Particular and Mentalism in General also on disclaimers
1975 9
Stephen Minch PK Plant galvanometer in leaves of plant buzzes when certain actions are done to plant by spectators
1975 15
Stephen Minch Pipe-Plex heavy iron pipe rolls back and forth, plate lifter
1975 17
Stephen Minch Psychic Sculpting lump of initialed clay or dough changes shape in box
1975 19
Stephen Minch Powers that Shatter glass drop shatters at will, Devil's Tears
1975 22
Stephen Minch Nutty-Kinesis inside of chosen walnut is shredded with mind power, verified after opening
1975 23
Stephen Minch Confusing the Compass needle of compass dances, knee magnet attached after searching of performer
1975 26
Stephen Minch "We Interrupt this Program" running radio is made to malfunction with mind power
1975 27
Stephen Minch Burning Thoughts magazine chosen, page number chosen from bag with numbered discs, chosen page is burned
1975 29
Stephen Minch Jumping Jehosephats Jehoshaphats, borrowed small object place in box by spectator, tapping heard from inside box, rapping can be controlled and answer questions, gaffed table
1975 32
Stephen Minch Nervous Matches small items on table move, invisible thread
1975 35
Stephen Minch St. Vitas' Table and Pendulum pendulum inside glass bottle starts to swing
1975 37
Stephen Minch Poltergeisties! rocking chair starts to rock, pictures on walls tilt, objects move on shelves, books fall over, plates tip, MO wire
1975 39
Stephen Minch Television Telekinesis television picture wiggles and splits with mind power
1975 41
Stephen Minch Turn of the Century Tiltings and Tappings balsa wood tear shape under glass dome starts rocking, then screwdriver moves under the jar
1975 43
Stephen Minch Wilting Coinage bending borrowed coin visibly
1975 47
Stephen Minch In the Name of Historical Curiosity introduction to PK effect from sphinx
1975 53
Newman the Hypnotist Telekinesis construction spins under glass cylinder, physics
Also published here
  • "Telekinesis" (Sphinx, April 1923, Vol. 22 No. 2)
1975 53
Uriah Fuller 5. Changing the hands on watches
1975 29
Philip T. Goldstein Chaos gathered metal objects put in a handkerchief and react on their own, some of them are bent, bi-metal disc
1976 27
David Kaput Mental Mood mood ring placed in box changes color
Magick (Issue 156)
Jack Bridwell Psychokinesis! magic tricks in mentalism context, psychokinesis
  • golf ball moves on table
  • pendulum in bottle
  • U. F. Grant's Light and Heavy Glass
Magick (Issue 159)
Stephen Minch Mind-Link! object in box makes rapping sound, microphone used
Magick (Issue 162)
Burling Hull Ball of Paper Held by Spectator Bursts into Flame chemical
1976 32
Psychic Power ball of foil in glass bottle moves, thread
1977 67
Al Mann Merlin's Magic Marionettes puppet starts to move (wiggle, move head and hands) on performer's command
Related to 1977 17
Karl Fulves Super Psychic Feats "Controlled Sound", performer honks any car honk from a distance, stunt
Interlocutor (Issue 15)
George Kemp, Nita Kemp PK: By the Numbers bill in glass moves, then with aid of spectator part of serial number is divined
Magick (Issue 213)
Ted Karmilovich Karmilovich Phenomenon moving objects on table, odd thread set-up
Magick (Issue 216)
Robert Cassidy Mentalists' Problem Number 1 pencil placed under small aquarium, some or all fall over, posed as a problem
Related to Aug. 1978 1
Robert Cassidy Mentalists' Problem Number 1 pencil placed under small aquarium, some or all fall over
Related to Sep. 1978 2
Tony "Doc" Shiels Mentalists Problem Number One - A Solution pencil placed under small aquarium, some or all fall over
Related to Dec. 1978 2
Kate Shiels Psyche's Revenge medium breaks leg of a table with mind / energy
Magick (Issue 227)
George Kemp The Force manifestation of the force / ghost under handkerchief, impromptu glorpy with spoon
Magick (Issue 239)
Nathan Stark Mind Press piece of matchbook is balanced on a pin and covered with a glas, starts turning
Magick (Issue 241)
, Henry Slade Psychic Compass No. 23, compass needle moves, magnet in shoe under table
1979 35
Fire Power No. 24, compass needle moves, iron in staple in matchbook influences needle
1979 36
Dick Zimmerman The October Man four numbers are written on a pad and added, total appears on calculator held in plastic bag
Magick (Issue 248)
Uriah Fuller 4. Nylon Thread on using invisible thread to animate things
1980 39
Uriah Fuller 6. Compass Needles moving compass needle
1980 59
Robert Cassidy Mentalists Problem problem posed by Ronnie Gann, Glass explodes in plastic bag held by spectator
Jan. 1980 2
The Shattering Chalice glass shatters in bag, two methods
Related to 1981 6
Devil's Tears Rubert's Drops, no method
1981 6
Richard Himber The Iron Duchess filled wine glass explodes in hand
1981 8
Al Mann The Ghost Bullet gimmick for shattering glasses or light bulps
1981 9
Ted Lesley The Glass Key keys put in glass, glass explodes keys are bent
1981 10
Al Mann The Falling Block block of wood falls, discussion on different methods
Related to
  • Ed Mellon's MentalWise, Vol. II #12 and Vol. III #1, and George Arrowsmith's idea with playing cards "Arrowsmith's Assorted Myseries", Tom Fitzgerald's "A Block from the Wall of Jericho" in Sam Dalal'
1981 11
Mike Caveney Bent Spoons two spoons, one held wrapped in a napkin, the other one visibly
1981 63
The Mind Dowser No. 44, paper balanced on the edge of a coin moves when pen comes close
1981 54
The Psychic Motor No. 46, piece of paper on a pin sticks in a cork, starts to turn by itself
1981 56
Max Abrams Poltergeist blob of glass on a coaster is covered by a glass and suddenly explodes, prince Rupert's drop
Magick (Issue 291)
Carl Herron It's Moving!! nut turns off bolt in spectator's hands
Magick (Issue 292)
Gordon Hoener 64-Cent Solution moving objects
Magick (Issue 294)
Al Mann Impromptu Objects apparently move, self-cutting deck
  • A book flies away when the hand of the psychic approaches it
  • The same move can be made with a deck of cards or business cards
  • By the same move a pencil is made to fly away also
  • Business cards (or playing cards) fly away as the hand of the sitter approaches
  • Apports
1982 2
Al Mann The Palatine Affair safety pin hangs on string, string is burnt, pin is suspended on ashes and it will fall on performer's command
1982 8
Al Mann The Invisible Force effects with secretly magnetized needles
  • Psychic Motion (animation of matches)
1982 10
Prince Thebb Time Gone Wild influencing normal and digital watches
1982 11
Al Mann Ideo-Motion moving objects based on ideomotor phenomenon
  • The key
  • The mystic door
  • The pen of Dr. Faust
  • The psychic marble
1982 14
Al Mann The Blob ball of liquid in mercury electric switch starts to move
1982 15
Al Mann The Olmec Sphere ball in bowl held by spectator starts moving, ideomotor phenomenon
1982 16
Al Mann Ideo-Sight spectator sees color in candle and toothpick in water moves, ideomotor phenomenon
1982 17
Al Mann The Shattered Chalice No. 12, glass with water and flowers suddenly shatters
Related to 1983 5
James M. Boyd Wrap Up Well lock unlocks in a bag
Feb. 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 22)
Delvin Lights Out! as Delvyn, turning out light of street lantern apparently by will power
May 1983
Magick (Issue 319)
Thomas Alan Waters Increditable two routines with credit cards
  • Creditouch (by sense of touch, number of card is divined)
  • Creditell (four credit cards put in envelopes and allocated correctly)
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx)
Richard Bartram, Jr. "This Ain't Psychokinesis!!" "UP" elevator button always turn over in performer's hand
1985 19
Richard Bartram, Jr. This Ain't Psychokinesis, Either! coin under glass moves and spins
1985 21
Bruce Bernstein 21st Century Psychometry pseudo psychometry, envelopes
Also published here 1985 35
Marc Popelsky Brainstorm compass moves (not needle)
Oct. 1986
Magick (Issue 378)
Fredric Kolb Cracked Crystal shattering watch crystal inside an envelope
Nov. 1986
Magick (Issue 380)
Patrick Page The Moving Object object moves on table
Also published here 1987 41
Ronnie Gann Telekepromptu moving objects on a table
Feb. 1988
Magick (Issue 401)
Leo Kostka Psi-Pop! one corn among other pops to popcorn, with noice
Related to Mar. 1988
Magick (Issue 403)
Patrick Page Der emporschwebende Gegenstand object rises up to hand
Also published here Dec. 1988
Intermagic (Vol. 14 No. 2)
Patrick Page Der sich selbst bewegende Gegenstand object moves on table
Also published here Dec. 1988
Intermagic (Vol. 14 No. 2)
David Altman Nuts and Bolts nut and bolt found unscrewed in film canister
Apr. 1989
Magick (Issue 420)
Ted Lesley Firefly mentally turning off TV or lamp at home of friends
Sep. 1989
Magick (Issue 428)
Jonathan Cooke Pivot Point as Jonathan C., Stonehenge presentation for John Fedko's Block of Fu Manchoo, wooden block falls
Nov. 1989
Magick (Issue 431)
Jonathan Cooke Mind Flight moving needle of compass
Apr. 1991
Magick (Issue 454)
Martin Gardner Hydrick's Bill Trick "four psychic tricks" No. 1
bill spins on needle under inverted glass tank, also spinning pencil on table
Rigmarole (Issue 3)
Karl Fulves Remote Control "four psychic tricks" No. 2
remote control for television locked in transparent box, channel still changes
Rigmarole (Issue 3)
Karl Fulves Water Fall "four psychic tricks" No. 4
water glass on slate, water spills over when no one is looking, secret squirting lighter
Rigmarole (Issue 3)
Karl Fulves Squirting Lighter using it empty to blow air to animate things
Rigmarole (Issue 3)
Sid Fleischman Five Minutes of Voodoo presentation for block that falls over (shifting weight)
1993 43
David Zver Crystal Dust breaking of a Rubert's Pearl / Devil's Teardrop in open hands
Syzygy (Vol. 1 No. 6)
Ted Lesley Mind Bender champagne glass on pile of books visibly bends, also glasses in hands of spectators are bent at the end
Related toVariations 1994 277
Shawn McMaster The Fox Sisters' Table piece of wood falls over by itself and animates out of a glass jar, then it starts to burn for a short while
June 1994
The Lemniscate (Vol. 1 No. 1)
Ralf "Braco" Wichmann Routine number on paper is crumbled and moves up and down corresponding to the number
Feb. 1994
Vibrations (Vol. 16 No. 8)
Theophil "Philius" Weidmann Jahrmarkt der Gedanken five different colored helium balloons on a rope, one color is selected and that ballon frees itself from rope
1995 10
Lee Earle Go Weigh weight of several objects is notes using a digital scale, one object is chose, weight of other objects changes
Syzygy (Vol. 2 No. 3)
Bill "Dusty" Miller The Telltale Timber stopping pulse, block of wood falls over, using the Telekinetic Timber
Syzygy (Vol. 3 No. 14)
Dave Arch PK Pins two safety pins open in the hand of spectator
Inspired by 1997
Syzygy (Vol. 4 No. 1)
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Clean Sweap broom caused to stand on end and falls on command
Syzygy (Vol. 4 No. 7)
Robert Cassidy Psychokinetic Powers key bending, then pen falls off edge
1999 241
Victor Ray Atkins PK Under Glass paper on pin starts to move under glass
Syzygy (Vol. 5 No. 6)
Robert Cassidy The Disconnect in Action three pens balanced on edge of table, chosen one falls, PK pen
2004 200
Bruce Bernstein 21st Century Psychometry pseudo psychometry, envelopes
Also published here 2012 163
Joaquín Navajas Telequinesp chalk on hand starts to move and draws chosen symbol
2019 100