145 entries in Mental Magic / Principles / Forcing
  
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Unknown Trois Canifs Ayant été Mis Dans un Gobelet d'Argent, l'un des Trois Saute par Terre au Commandement du Spectateur three pocketknives put in a golden goblet, one is chosen and that jumps out of the goblet, forcing of the middle one, with and out where apparently not hearing correctly which one
Related to 1784 La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 27
Stanley Collins Bead Frame Color Force
1920 Deceptive Conceptions in Magic 63
Oswald Rae A Neat Colour Force 4x4 square numbered, to force a color
1928 Sub Rosa 66
Oswald Rae Forcing a Name of a Celebrity probability psychological force, and surefire force where names are written on piece of paper
1928 Sub Rosa 72
Jean Hugard The Long and Short of It "A Sure Force"
forcing an object by letting the spectator selects a match, short piece and normal match
July 1943 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 2) 6
Edw. C. Jochens Your Mind Has Told Me So cards with songs, in envelope
1944 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1944) 20
Jean Hugard Forcing the Choice of one of Four Packets several approaches to the magician's choice
Apr. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 11) 47
Joseph Ovette The Oriental Bead Rack Abacus to force a color, two rows
1944 Tricks and Illusionettes 10
Ronald B. Edwards, Clayton Rawson Page Force pages are torn out of a a magazine
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 81) 329
James Auer The N. E. Book Test page force by calculating cross total
1947 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1947) 21
Harvey P. Graham Inside Job forcing a page by putting a magazine in a paper bag and stabbing a knife somewhere in it
1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 149) 600
C. L. Boarde, Theodore Annemann Magician's Choice with books
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 162) 651
George B. Anderson The "Truth or Consequences" Prediction comedy routine, prediction what spectator A does to spectator B, and performer knows their names
1949 It Must Be Mindreading 29
Bruce Elliott Fate male and female names are selected, one by sliding a paperclip on a list, second by rolling the dice, the names match and represent a famous pair from history
Related toVariations 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 177) 708
Fred Peterson Pins forcing word on newspaper, pushing a pin through
Related to 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 222) 888
John Hamilton Force force of a color, several pieces of colored paper in different envelopes
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 259) 1035
Walter Essman S.R.S. prediction of two selected words, forcing device, paper with hole is moved on longer paper with words written on it
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 274) 1095
Jack Yates Clip Line newspaper clipping, some lines from top and bottom are cut away and the cross total of the remaining lines leads to a line which is divined
Related to 1954 Minds in Close-Up 7
Gene "Phantini" Grant A Miracle Mental Routine messages in envelopes reading routine, drawing duplication as climax, blindfolded
1955 Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 1
Gene "Phantini" Grant Remoto unconventional Q&A routine
1955 Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 3
Howard A. Adams Fate Again male and female names are selected, the names match and represent a famous pair from history
Inspired by 1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 332) 138
Bobby Bernard Your Choice, M'sieu' chosen drink appears inside cocktail shaker, using spiral bound svengali type pad to force drink
1955 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1955) 38
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
1956 Annemann's "No Code" Telepathy 6
Stewart James Slatest symbol and color are selected, appear on slate, with cards and chips
1957 Magic Mine No. 1 22
Tony Corinda (b) Force general comments, with props and different objects
1958 Predictions 98
Tony Corinda, Joseph Dunninger, Maurice Fogel (3) De Profundis a color, number and city are predicted in a clear box attached to a rope, held by spectator
Variations 1958 Predictions 105
Tony Corinda (20) Nicely Suited verbal force
1958 Predictions 122
Tony Corinda Page Force same as David Hoy's
Related to 1959 Book Tests 205
Rupert Gilbert Precognition sixteen designs on a board, number is chosen and selected design has already been predicted
Related to 1960 Magic of the Mind 86
Bert Linnell Colour Easel stand to force a color
1960 Magic of the Mind 109
Fred Crowson Colour Counting Frame frame to force a color, mathematical principle
1960 Magic of the Mind 112
Alan Shaxon By Popular Request! MC trick, spectator can decide who comes next, and what they have to do, forcing the program of the evening
1970 My Kind of Magic 68
Alan Shaxon In Person! MC trick, a name is chosen from a booklet containing artists as well as his telephone number, the number appears on a slate, the picture of the artist in a frame and the artist performs next, forcing the artist
1970 My Kind of Magic 70
Edward G. Brown The Name of a Card is Written name of cards written on paper, force, different methods
1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 191
Thomas Alan Waters Library Card impromptu, business card in book for riffle force
1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 106) 529
Frederick M. Shields Lilith drawing appears on canvas, postcards with famous places and sights
1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 109) 542
Vic Perry The Perry Pen! x made in book, force, special two-sided pen
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 118) 588
Richard Lyn Name Dropper! name is selected from clear plastic forcing bag, divined and appears on soot
Related to 1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 119) 591
Ronnie Gann Tele-kin-'easy' chosen ESP card falls over, selection with second set in envelopes
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 136) 677
Michael P. Hades Transparent Force Bag from clear polyethylene
1975 Mind & Matter 30
Gene Nielsen Check Mate checkers in bag, spectator choses only checker with different color
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 150) 749
Al Mann Forcing the Word from a book
1977 Of Words and Wizards 15
Al Mann Forcing Three Words from a book
1977 Of Words and Wizards 16
Philip T. Goldstein Finger Force way to form a two digit number by holding up fingers, limited outcome, force
Related to
  • "It's in the Book" (Ray Hyman, Linking Ring, Oct. 1953, p. 65)
Also published here
1977 Para-Sight 9
Dennis Marks Mark's Man business cards, some with X, to select spectator
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 200) 998
Larry Becker It's In The Bag ESP deck in paper bag, three spectators select a card and all are divined by performer
Related to 1978 World of Super Mentalism 1
Thomas Alan Waters, Stanley Collins Framedown ideas on the Stanley Collins "Color Counting Frame"
Related to
  • Stanley Collins' "Deceptive Conceptions in Magic" p. 63.
  • Rupert Gilbert's "Precognition" in "The Gen", Vol.7, Nr. 1, 1951
  • Louis Histed's "Arabian Prediction in "Abra" Vol. 37, Nr. 959, 1964
  • Precognition (Rupert Gilbert, 1960)
1979 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue New Thoughts For Old) 37
Larry Becker Auto-Magic chosen brand, color and price of a card is predicted, colors on cards
1979 The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 83
Larry Becker Will Power six checks to celebrities, prediction of chosen check
Related to
  • Dai Vernon's "Mental Die"
1979 The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 118
Stephen Minch The Fungi from Yuggoth ceremony where life from another sphere is created, fungi from chosen star appears in pan, chemical
Also published here 1979 Lovecraftian Ceremonies 6
Burton S. Sperber Chips four poker chips with different colors in performer's pocket, one is selected by spectator and divined, see also p. 1120 for ideas by Orville Meyer
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 223) 1111
Arthur Emerson Force 27 different numbers on slips of paper, number is forced
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 227) 1132
U. F. Grant Plastic Forcing Bag clear forcing bag with three compartments, brief
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 236) 1178
David Britland Velleda Variations chips with numbers in a bag, forcing a number, erasable ink
Inspired by Jan. 1979 The Talon (Issue 3) 25
Philip T. Goldstein Die-Lex prediction of a word, die is thrown, limitation process of the die throw down to two numbers
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 264) 1319
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 Mental Telepathy Plus! 1
Roy Baker PATEO Force
1981 Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 10
Gene "Phantini" Grant It Is an Incredible Coincidence some blank cards are cut and put in pocket, several billets with numbers, spectator choses one and it matches the amount of cut cards, with Larry Becker's "Ghost Image" Deck
1981 Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 43
Gene "Phantini" Grant Uncanny Impulses pencil run over card with letters and stops at several letters, letters form a word a second spectator is thinking of
1981 Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 56
Thomas Alan Waters Wheelie forcing a number with a roulette wheel
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm) 324
Al Mann Confidentially Yours secretary-wallet as impression device, to force one of three books
1982 Of Gifts and Talents 11
Al Mann Psychic Grammar several people think of a word in a book, and performer divines them by writing a sentence where all are included, forcing book
1982 Of Gifts and Talents 15
Thomas Alan Waters Riffle No. 1
1983 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 1: The Book Test) 353
Thomas Alan Waters On the Color-Counting Frame color forcing chart based on Stanley Collins and Ernest Noakes color-counting frame
Related to 1983 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 3: The Symbol Test) 435
Ali Bongo Photo Phorce forcing a photo from a photo album
1983 1983 6
Thomas Alan Waters Boxcards prediction of a ESP card, jumbo ESP cards with a box
1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Myxtyr) 656
Steve Beam Ping Pong Force ping pong ball is thrown to audience, way to arrive at a stooge, see p. 436 for additional ideas
1985 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 7) 107
Karl Fulves A Winter's Tale No. 56, performer choses one of five pictures, spectator one of five titles, they match, all titles describe the same picture
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 99
Meir Yedid Forced Finger classic forcing a finger
1985 Finger Secrets 17
Jack Yates I Yates I Ching / I Ging prediction, with special cards to form the hexagram
Related to 1986 Clue and other Mysteries 18
Paul Hallas Name Power Milton Aces with ABC cards to reveal selected name
Inspired by
  • Geoff Scalbert's "The Milton Aces" in "Scalbert's Selected Secrets" 1982
1990 Mental Mix 6
Michael Weber The Laying-On of Hands prediction of an object, pateo
1991 Life Savers 75
Michael Weber Just the Fax psychological test is faxed and answers predicted, psychological forces
1991 Life Savers 117
Christoph Borer Mehrere-Würfel-Force forcing an object among twelve, two dice
Related to 1991 Risque 18
Christoph Borer Imaginäre Würfel Force forcing a number with invisible dice
1991 Risque 21
Christoph Borer Runenmirakel one of several rune stones is selected and spectator draws symbol, performer duplicates the drawing
Also published here 1991 Magie 8
Roy Baker PATEO Force
1991 Magie 15
Ali Bongo Bongo-Bingo-Box box with numbered balls, forcing numbers
Also published here 1991 Ali Bongo 8
Ali Bongo Forcieren mit einem Tuch forcing with a devil's handkerchief
1991 Ali Bongo 10
Ali Bongo Forcieren eines Farb-Chips chips on strings in a bag, to force a color
1991 Ali Bongo 12
Corvello 10/11 Force
1992 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 2) 9
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Forcing the Time forcing a time
1992/1999 Psychokinetic Time 15
Unknown Confusing the Mathematician mathematical force using face of a watch
1992/1999 Psychokinetic Time 23
Basil Horwitz Spectator Turned Psychic spectator selects an ESP card, with help of the symbols on the case, a second spectator divines the card, the symbol was predicted as well
1994 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 3 19
Dupre Didier Vaudou six cards with voodoo dolls printed on them, invisible die is thrown and one card selected, prediction in envelope
1994 The Minotaur (Vol. 6 No. 1) 6
John Riggs Procrastinating Prognostication prediction of selected headline
1995 The Magic of John Riggs 57
Theophil "Philius" Weidmann Magicians Choice with five objects, thoughts and structure
1995 Hellsehen... ...kinderleicht 14
Theophil "Philius" Weidmann Forcing a Number with the hand, spectator grabs a finger
1995 Hellsehen... ...kinderleicht 28
Ken De Courcy Party Pateo party trick, seven men can win a prize, remaining man finds his wife behind the door, pateo
1997 Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 5) 3
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Die Herstellung how to build a clear forcing bag
Related to 1999 Anam Clara 10
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Einige Ideen zur Handhabung handling of the clear changing bag
  • 1. Alle Fächer sind schon geladen
  • 2. Das heimliche Laden des Beutels
  • Die Wahl
  • Varianten
1999 Anam Clara 13
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Tigris spectator selects piece of newspaper and choses a word, prediction
1999 Anam Clara 17
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Ni Perro Ni Gatto poetry book, number, name and events are selected, written dedication found in the book for chosen event
1999 Anam Clara 38
Philip T. Goldstein Fingers Digit Force limited range of numbers possible
Also published here 1999 Theater of the Mind 238
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Orkanum one of several rune stones is selected, prediction of rune symbol on pendant
Related toAlso published here 2000 Anam Cara 28
Christoph Borer Filmstars prediction of a VIP, Svengali force
2002 Anam Cara auf Zirkeltour 2002 22
Christoph Borer Die Kraft des Pendels performer divines selected city on a map with a pendulum
Also published here 2002 Anam Cara auf Zirkeltour 2002 24
David Berglas The Press Club Prediction prediction of an object, a word and a number, plus a knocked over bottle by a spectator and a dried up pen
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 297
David Berglas Shall We Open the Box? spectator puts objects on a tray and choses two, same objects are found in a box
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 338
David Berglas ESPacology multiple prediction routine, six spectators with envelopes stand behind six numbers, one spectator chooses one object among six and puts the rest in an order, selection matches the number, order matches and selection and number was predicted beforehand
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 429
Chuck Hickok Demonstration Two: Triple Influence prediction of brand of a gum, postcard and line on newspaper article, on a a banner
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • Vibrations, Chuck Hickock
2002 Mentalism, Incorporated 65
Luke Jermay A Presentation for the number force between one and ten
2003 Building Blocks 137
Christoph Borer Das Runen-Mirakel one of several rune stones is selected, prediction of rune symbol on pendant
Also published here 2003 Bisingen 03 8
Ali Bongo Bongo's Bingo Box box with numbered balls, forcing numbers, brief
Also published here 2003 Lecture Notes - Morges 2003 7
Luke Jermay Touching On Hoy performer reveals thoughts of three spectators, when tapped on shoulder one has to think of a shape, one of a date and the third of a name
Related to 2004 The Coral Fang 9
David Acer Hot Pursuit Magician predicts the correct answer to a randomly chosen Trivial Pursuit question
2004 Random Acts of Magic 246
Michel Huot, David Acer Take A Seat Spectator chooses a random seat number written on slips of paper in a clear plastic bag, person sitting in that seat has prediction under chair
2004 Random Acts of Magic 287
Chuck Hickok Guidelines for Using Forces as a Mentalist six guidelines
2005 Mentalism, Incorporated: Volume Two 11
Chuck Hickok 25 Forces for the Serious Mentalis
  • Verbal / Manipulative Forces
  • Mechanical Forces
2005 Mentalism, Incorporated: Volume Two 25
Chuck Hickok Application Idea #1: My Favorite Approach to Equivoque
Related to 2005 Mentalism, Incorporated: Volume Two 35
Michael Sibbernsen Application Idea #2: AAA Book Test forcing page from a book, riffle force
2005 Mentalism, Incorporated: Volume Two 41
Chuck Hickok Application Idea #3: Newspaper Switch Helper forcing a piece of a newspaper
2005 Mentalism, Incorporated: Volume Two 45
Christoph Borer Lasset die Musik erklingen! several cards with music titles, selection is predicted with mechanical music box
Related toAlso published here 2006 Compilation 28
Christoph Borer Filmstars prediction of a VIP, Svengali force
Related to
  • Attila on "ANAM CARA"
2006 Compilation 115
Christoph Borer Die Kraft des Pendels performer divines selected city on a map with a pendulum
Also published here 2006 Compilation 143
Christoph Borer Runenmirakel one of several rune stones is selected and spectator draws symbol, performer duplicates the drawing
Also published here 2006 Compilation 148
Christoph Borer Runen-Wunder selected rune stone is divined
Also published here
  • Runen-Mirakel in "Seminar 1997"
2006 Compilation 151
Christoph Borer Das Runenritual chosen rune stone is revealed with ashes on arm
2007 Die Geisterschrift 27
Christoph Borer Zeitungsschnipselforce forcing a newspaper piece, pieces in folded newspaper
2007 Seminarnotitzen 2007 1
Christoph Borer Lasset die Musik erklingen! several cards with music titles, selection is predicted with mechanical music box
Related toAlso published here 2007 Seminarnotitzen 2007 3
Stephen Minch The Fungi from Yuggoth ceremony where life from another sphere is created, fungi from chosen star appears in pan, chemical
Also published here 2009 The Book of Forgotten Secrets 23
Christoph Borer Die Tablett-Force forcing an object among many, with objects on several trays
Also published here 2010 Aspekte der psychologischen Force 11
Christoph Borer Die Buchseiten-Force forcing page from a book
Related to
  • Borodin's "Die Riffelforce" in "Ex Faustibus", 1999. P. 24.
2012 Endlose Möglichkeiten 32
Jim Steinmeyer, Alberto de Figueiredo The Torn Newspaper Prediction Force
Related to
  • Jim Steinmeyer's "The Torn Newspaper Prediction" in "Technique & Understanding"
2013 Magia Demente 74
Wayne Dobson On the Button six buttons on cloth, one chosen, it is the only one sewn onto cloth, Hot Rod Force
2013 More Look No Hands 17
Nikolai Friedrich "Billige Force" one folded piece of paper is chosen, method to force a symbol etc.
2013 Evolution 8
Michael Murray Boomerang Forcing Technique verbally forcing a certain even number between one and five
2014 A Piece Of My Mind 43
Michael Murray, Jonathan Pickard Word Force position on a torn page, held by spectator
2014 A Piece Of My Mind 82
Michael Murray The Universal Force Technique using six numbered business cards to force an object
  • The Gypsy Peek
Inspired by
  • Ken Dyne's "iThought So"
Related to
2014 A Piece Of My Mind 151
Michael Murray Springboard spectator forms a card by compare it with his selection
  • The Knowing
  • The Killer (approach to Kenton Knepper's "Kolossal Killer")
  • Duplopia (approach to Paul Vigil's "Duplopia")
  • Springback
  • Invisible Deck Application
  • Springboard for the Stage
  • Increasing Accuracy
  • Springboard Suit Exchange for Perfectionists
  • Back Tracking
  • Other Applications
  • Watch This
  • Springboard & Letters
  • Springboard & Colours
  • Closing Thoughts
2014 A Piece Of My Mind 164
Michael Murray The Boomerang Force verbally forcing a certain even number between one and five, allowing the spectator to change his mind twice
2014 A Piece Of My Mind 214
Christoph Borer Fifty Shades of Grey seven keys to Baldpate with handcuffs, handcuffed to spectator
2016 21 60
Christoph Borer Picture Force one of seven photographs
2016 21 202
Christoph Borer Newspaper Snippet Force
2016 21 214
Christoph Borer Runenmirakel one of several rune stones is selected, prediction of rune symbol on pendant
Related toAlso published here 2016 21 224
Christoph Borer Die Vor-Force pre-forcing objects, as an additional luck factor before the forcing process starts
2016 21 257
Ka Wai Ng 洪金宝 Spectator remembers celebrity's name in a numbered list, magician divines name, needs smartphone notes app
2016 The Ace Assembly All-Star Lecture Notes 50
Jim Steinmeyer Your Friends in Oz No. 8, story about three figures, spectators follow and end up with forced figure
2017 Unexpected Impuzzibilities 17
Christoph Borer Unterschiedliche Bilder, gleiche Aussage concept of forcing a zodiac card, different pictures for same zodiac, for Toro (here as Tauro)
Related to 2018 Mentale Notizen 28
Christoph Borer Die Tablett-Force forcing an object among many, with objects on several trays
Also published here 2018 Mentale Notizen 49
Christoph Borer Das Runen-Mirakel one of several rune stones is selected, prediction of rune symbol on pendant
Also published here 2018 Mentale Notizen 71
Christoph Borer Der Brief prediction of a chosen CD, cigar and position of a knife in a blade holder
Related to 2018 Mentale Notizen 74
Christoph Borer Bücher-Meer book among many is selected and a page and a sentence chosen, prediction of content, drawing
2018 Mentale Notizen 134
Christoph Borer Die Buchseiten-Force forcing page from a book
Also published here
  • Borodin's "Die Riffelforce" in "Ex Faustibus", 1999. P. 24
2018 Mentale Notizen 141
Markus Beldig PATEO Handling
2019 The Florida Notes 2019 23