63 entries in Mental Magic / Effects / Special Powers
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Unknown To make one danse naked spectator is made to throw away clothes and dance and stomp, stooge The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXX) 192
Unknown Magische X-Strahlen performer is able to read content of envelope, x-ray patter, alcohol Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 7) 106
Oswald Rae Selected Smokes cigarettes of different brands are put in a bag, named brands are removed by performer, by touch Sub Rosa 18
Tom Sellers The Psychic Tissues feeling colors behind back Sellers' Secrets 10
Theodore Annemann Seeing in the Dark reading in the dark The Book Without A Name 52
Theodore Annemann The Color-Tell Billiard Balls several different colored balls, one is placed in a box and held by performer behind back, he divines the color The Book Without A Name 51
Tom Sellers Touch Counters several counters/chips of different colors in bag, initialed one found by performer More Secrets 14
Brainerd Baker Color Waves five chips with dots of different colors, performer removes named color from pocket without looking Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 3) 4
L. Vosburgh Lyons Inhale This! with benzedrine inhaler, spectator drops amount of different colored candies in the inhaler and performer knows how many from each color The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 122) 489
Dr. Ben B. Braude Tally Ho! spectator write numbers on a pad, under a handkerchief performer feels the numbers and names the total, see also p. 540 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 131) 525
Ormond McGill Distant Magnetic Force spectator has a sensation of coldness on his hand when performer points on his palm Psychic Magic - Vol. 4 15
Ormond McGill Animal Magnetic Presentation spectator feels presence and energy of performer Psychic Magic - Vol. 4 18
Ormond McGill Blood and Pulse Control stopping and starting pulse at will Psychic Magic - Vol. 5 25
Ormond McGill Black Death pulse in both arms and heart beat stops Psychic Magic - Vol. 5 27
Nelmar Levitation of a Bar of Iron bar of iron is held by two spectators, it raises and lowers at the performer's fingertips, suggestionRelated to
  • Nelmar's "20 Hypnotic Tricks"
Psychic Magic - Vol. 6 9
Jay Lillis No T.V. magician turns off television by concentration The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 228) 913
Dr. Spencer Thornton Magnetic Fingers objects stick to the hand Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 26
Gerry Findler Lucky Bag numbers from one to twelve are put in a bag, named numbers are drawn by performer, egg bag with index Magic of the Mind 72
James G. Thompson Jr. Blackout Magic classic one ahead routine, with reading in the dark presentationInspired by Between Two Minds 46
Stuart P. Cramer The Parlor Yogi stopping pulse and blood flow HEX! 1
Roy Fromer Reading Through a Brick thing put on hand, covered with brick, information divined HEX! 86
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 The Art of Close-Up Magic - Volume 2 59
Don Nielsen, Karl Fulves Nor Eyes To See With - performer finds red card in black packet behind back
- circled number on paper is divined behind back
- set time on watch revealed behind back
fiber optic tube, see also p. 320 for idea by Harold Bester, p. 644 & p. 728 for comments by Syd Bergson & Karl Fulves
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 1) 291
Al Mann Mind Cloud making a cloud disappearAlso published here The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 113) 562
Al Mann To Command the Elements! making clouds disappear, cloud bustingAlso published here Mental-Ettes 5
Olof Jonsson, Al Mann Seeing Through a Brick Wall spectator in other room holds card on a wall, performer in other room divines the card The Third Ecstasy 33
Karl Fulves (4) Raising Hell spectator feels someone choking him, apparently electronics, no details given Interlocutor (Issue 6) 21
Karl Fulves Voice From Beyond shattering a glass with recorded noice, posed as a problem Interlocutor (Issue 14) 54
Fredric Broder Mind over Matter Hurst / Goergia wonder presentation, arm can be pushed down of spectator The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 163) 812
Burling Hull Ball of Paper Held by Spectator Bursts into Flame chemical The Amazing World of Mentalism 32
Barrie Richardson The Magnetic Force spectator is unable to pick up a pencil on performer's open hand Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 4) 504
Philip T. Goldstein Power Drain magnet loses his forceAlso published here The Red Book of Mentalism 18
Gene Nielsen May the Force Be with You spectator cannot bend performer's arm The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 188) 938
Bob Paul Memory "Curiosities"
ten cards with words, spectator is able to memorize their order
Variations The Chronicles (Issue 22) 1279
Sam Schwartz Hypno-Math No. 8, spectator cannot add two numbers correctly, upside-down numbers Self-Working Mental Magic 10
Kate Shiels Psyche's Revenge medium breaks leg of a table with mind / energy The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 227) 1131
George Kemp The Force manifestation of the force / ghost under handkerchief, impromptu The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 239) 1192
Neal Rider The Power methods to appear supper natural or gifted, knowing names of people, finding lost objects etc The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 230) 1149
Kate Shiels Witch's Plot publicity stunt for one reporter, performer apparently travels long distance very quicklyVariations The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 231) 1152
Elmer Deffenbaugh Direct Dialing publicity stunt for one reporter, performer apparently travels long distance very quickly, different method than ShielsInspired by The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 237) 1182
Jerry K. Hartman Memorease "Curiosities"
ten cards with letters, spectator is able to memorize their order
Inspired byAlso published here The Chronicles (Issue 28) 1341
Karl Fulves Colors by Mind Reading No. 2, three different-colored paper pieces, one given to performer behind back, he divines color The Children's Magic Kit 2
Jack Kent Tillar Dark Vision color vision with rubik's cube, in box, color is divined The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 288) 1437
Al Mann The Seat of the Mighty seeing through a wall and describing the other room Through a Wall, Mistily! 1
Al Mann The Hole in the Wall spectator goes in other room selects a book, performer looks through the wall and divines the selection Through a Wall, Mistily! 2
Al Mann Thot on Titles "The Hole in the Wall" in a strange home Through a Wall, Mistily! 5
Al Mann Fail Safe out for the "Camera Obscura", prepared book Through a Wall, Mistily! 11
Al Mann One Thousand Skulls seeing through the wall theme, spectator in other room draws two miniature skulls from a bag, the skulls are either red or white, four phasesRelated to Through a Wall, Mistily! 6
Al Mann Camera Obscura seeing through the wall theme, design duplication, singing blackboard, limited choiceRelated to
  • "Singing Blackboard" in Amazing Maurice's "Mentalistrix Encore" 1969
Through a Wall, Mistily! 9
Al Mann The Jupiter Effect seeing through a wall, which book is chosen and where openedRelated to Through a Wall, Mistily! 12
Thomas Alan Waters SOREcery blister appears on thought of finger Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 245
Jerry K. Hartman, Karl Fulves Memorease No. 91, spectator can memorize large number, also lettersAlso published here Self-Working Number Magic 118
Piet Forton Der zauberhafte Farbensinn divination of different colored balls in a bag Je geschickter desto Zauberer 8
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) 707
Philip T. Goldstein Power Drain magnet loses his forceAlso published here A Phil Goldstein Collection 59
Michael Weber Sight of Hand reading in the dark Life Savers 110
Karl Fulves Ribbon Revealed No. 26, three different colored ribbons, one given to performer behind back, he divines its color Easy Magic 34
Bob Still Color View spectators draw pictures on different-colored papers, torn up and tossed in clear plastic bag with more already torn up pieces, four matching pieces of chosen picture taken out by performerRelated to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 3) 53
Tony Bartolotta Jigsaw Puzzle clear plastic bag with torn colored paper pieces, three spectators take three paper pieces and write word, number and picture, pieces torn up and mixed with the rest, performer reaches in and locates the right pieces that combine to the spectators's writingRelated to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 215
Chuck Hickok Routine One: Testing Your Intuition pasteboards with different colors in envelops, colors are divined Mentalism, Incorporated: Volume Two 115
Oliver Meech Invisible Man Magician claims to be able to see through a spectator and see the card written on a sticker stuck on their back The Plot Thickens 10
Andy (The Jerx) Limitless Ahead One Ahead type of routine, spectator is apparently given heightened senses (hearing, smell etc.), able to guess what magician did The Jerx 69
Rick Maue Maue's Pen humorous demonstration on controlling the spectator's decisionAlso published here
  • Rick Maue, Raw, 2008 & The Road, 2010
The Doors of Deception 89