84 entries in Mental Magic / Principles / Cold Reading
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Reginald Scot How men have beene abused with words of equivocation, with sundrie examples thereof on cold reading and claiming coincidences
1584 175
Cartomancie Fortune telling / cold reading with cards
1786 28
Divination d'un nom Divination of a name
1786 36
Tony Corinda Table of Probabilities - Explanation what people are concerned about
1959 355
Tony Corinda Part Two: Dealing with Questions Unknown
1959 356
Tony Corinda Main Objectives when Cold Reading overview on cold reading
1959 357
Tony Corinda Conclusion
1959 359
Robert A. Nelson On Zodiac Readings
1959 27
North Bigbee, Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks' Secret reading on stage, collecting information before the show, hot reading
Magick (Issue 24)
Paul Siegel Legacy of the Gypsies blindfolded performer touches a palm of a spectator and gives a reading
1972 13
Bascom Jones Astro-Logic! naming Zodiac signs and asking questions
Inspired byVariations 1972
Magick (Issue 63)
William Patterson A Detective on Obtaining Information on gathering information before the event, hot reading, investigating the audience
Magick (Issue 69)
Michael P. Hades Only from the Dead! spectators write down names of deceased people, rapping sounds divination and allocation of names by medium
Magick (Issue 85)
Tieneblas Yellow Flowers ... and a Burro cold reading from information overheard earlier
Magick (Issue 92)
Bascom Jones The Anatomy of a Cold Reading
  • The Psychic Reading
  • In the Beginning
  • Delivery
  • Subconscious Insight
  • And Don't Overlook the Future
  • Areas to Avoid
  • Getting Specific
Magick (Issue 125)
Bascom Jones Psychologists and the Personality Reading
  • Something for Everybody
  • The Personality Reading
  • People Want to Be Unique
  • And They Tend to Accentuate the Positive
  • Two Other Observations
  • What Can it Mean to the Mentalist?
  • How to Use the Reading
Magick (Issue 127)
Karl Fulves Cold Readings questions to get information, discussions with Tom Harris, L. Vosburgh Lyons
Interlocutor (Issue 10)
Bascom Jones The Cold Reading - What It's All About
  • The Foundation
  • Springboard
  • Tell-Tale Indicators
  • Fail Safe
  • Areas of Interest
  • All Things Change
Magick (Issue 155)
Burling Hull Practice Method for Fast Answering
1976 172
Burling Hull The Ultra Question Answering Act - With No Questions Written
1976 205
Philip T. Goldstein Beware of Culturally Defined Identities
  • Social Stereotypes
  • Images Are Becoming Less Specific
  • You Must Change with the Trends
  • Work the Individual
  • Texts are Outdated
  • Don't Assume Too Much
Magick (Issue 181)
Bascom Jones Cold Reading - Its Techniques and Practice - Part I
  • What It Is
  • Foundation Stone
  • Common Denominators
  • Hit Upon Specific
  • Life Patterns
Magick (Issue 215)
Bascom Jones Cold Reading - Its Techniques and Practice - Part II
  • Decade of Turmoil
  • The "Future is Now"
  • Group Reaction
  • Group Dynamics
Magick (Issue 217)
Bascom Jones Cold Reading - Its Techniques and Practice - Part III
  • Preoccupation with Self
  • Reflect Confidence
  • Do Your Homework
  • Gain the Subject's Cooperation
  • Use Psychological Truisms
  • Keep Your Eyes Open
  • Keep Your Ears Open
  • Flattery Works Wonders
  • Make it Theatrical
Magick (Issue 219)
Bascom Jones Cold Reading - It's Techniques and Practice - Part IV
  • Attitudes are Changing
  • The American Family
  • Role of Women
  • More about Women
  • And the Problems of Women
  • But Don't Make Medical Suggestion
Magick (Issue 221)
Bascom Jones Cold Reading - It's Techniques and Practice - Part V
  • Listen to your Unconscious Mind
  • The Silent Scream
  • The Eyes Have It!
  • Look, Too, At the Pupils
  • In Summary
Magick (Issue 223)
Orville Wayne Meyer 10 Tips on Warming Up Those Cold Readings
Magick (Issue 245)
George B. Anderson Dynamite Mentalism fifteen minutes routine of mind reading / answering questions (no-props cold reading)
  • Opening Remarks
  • 18-35 Male
  • 18-35 Female
  • 35-55 Male
  • 35-55 Female
  • Over 55- Male
  • Over 55- Female
  • Three Alternate Final Questions
  • It's Not New
  • "Outs"
  • A "Prompter" Device
1979 3
Bascom Jones Your Voice May Be Loudest When You Are Listening on listening to the sitter
Magick (Issue 265)
Bascom Jones Conversational Tricks for the Private Reader
  • The Gift of Gab
  • Don't Reinvent the Wheel
  • Start with These Tips
  • Free Information
  • Disclose Something of Yourself
  • Let Actions Talk, Too
  • Use Your Eyes
Magick (Issue 269)
Sandy Spillman A Lean and Hungry Look
  • Not a New Theory
  • The Physiognomic Instinct
  • Body Typing
  • Endomorph
  • Mesomorph
  • Ectomorph
  • How to Use It
Magick (Issue 271)
Von Hoenir Secrets of a Hotel Psychic
  • Learning by Doing
  • Internationally Known
  • Advertising and Promotion
  • The Matter of Money
  • ...and Protection
  • Men Versus Women
  • How Much Time?
  • Tea Leaves or I-Ching?
Magick (Issue 273)
Karl Fulves The Supermind Scenario on the methods of a medium, like divining unknown personal things, having the phone ring, breaking into a safe
  • Behind the Scenes
  • In Sum
1980 7
Thomas Alan Waters Omnimancy essay on fortunetelling, Q&A, cold reading
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy)
Thomas Alan Waters LeNormand's Legacy question is written on a blank tarot card, card lost in the deck and a reading is given
Related to
  • T. A. Waters in "Genii" Vol. 28, No. 1, 1963
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy)
Thomas Alan Waters LeNormand's Legacy II question is written on a blank tarot card, card lost in the deck and a reading is given, different handling
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy)
Thomas Alan Waters MuTarot Mutus Nomen with tarot cards, start for a reading with several people
Related to 1981
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy)
Thomas Alan Waters MuTwo ten spectators write initials and a word on half of a business card, Mutus Nomen, start for a reading
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy)
Thomas Alan Waters Palmystic muscle reading technique, hidden as palmistry
Related to 1981
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy)
Thomas Alan Waters Coda on fortunetelling, cold reading and mentalism
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy)
Thomas Alan Waters Suggested Reading general publications suggested for fortunetellers
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy)
Thomas Alan Waters General Technique
  • Object-Reading (Deduction & Observation)
  • Object-Linking (Marking Systems)
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychometry)
George B. Anderson Authentic Mentalism
  • Without Gimmicks
  • Your 'Hits' Will Amaze Even You
  • Attempt the Impossible
  • Think of a Card
  • Other Effects
  • Play Your Hunches
  • You're not Perfect
  • Handling Questions
Magick (Issue 289)
Juan Tamariz Telepatia Colectiva two routines using the center tear, multiphase routine, combination with pencil reading and fishing
1982 49
Al Mann Spirit Calling! spirit rings in a reading / seance, morbid
1984 18
Al Mann 'Hot' Readings readings over the phone, how to gain information
1984 19
Orville Wayne Meyer Six Tips on Learning to Read on how to start cold reading
  • Provide a Personal Touch
  • The Penultima Approach
  • How it Works
  • First Name
  • Birth Date
  • Favorite Color
  • Chosen Number
  • Graphology
  • And About Length
  • Allow for a Question
  • What Fee to Ask
June 1985
Magick (Issue 353)
C. J. Mentali The Eyes Have It observing eyes of spectators for readings
  • Watch the Eyes
  • Medical Diagnosis
  • "Ol' Blue Eyes"
  • "Wait until You See the Whites of their Eyes"
  • Eye Problems
  • And Consider Eye Shape and Size
  • Placement of Eyes are Important
  • Look, Too, At the Shape of the Eyebrows
  • Pupil Size Tell Much
Oct. 1985
Magick (Issue 359)
Richard Webster Add Color to Your Readings
  • Background Information
  • A Quick Start
  • Remembering the Colors
  • The Two Master Numbers
Apr. 1986
Magick (Issue 369)
Richard Webster Instant Talk letters of name secretly used for reading
Oct. 1986
Magick (Issue 379)
Gene Nielsen, Valerie Nielsen Your Nails - What They Say on taking care of finger nails and using it for readings
Feb. 1987
Magick (Issue 385)
Herb Dewey The Psychic Reading
  • Confidence Factor
  • Twelve-To-One Ratio
  • The Personality Reading
Related to May 1987
Magick (Issue 389)
Herb Dewey The Psychic Reading - Part II
Related to June 1987
Magick (Issue 391)
Herb Dewey The Psychic Reading - Part III
  • Dynamite Information
  • Random Highlights
  • Mirror Image
  • Selective Listening
  • And Basic Truths
  • Romance and Reason
Related to July 1987
Magick (Issue 393)
Robert Siepielski Control Plus using telephone book to gather information on people, hot reading
Oct. 1987
Magick (Issue 397)
Karl Fulves Mouths of Babes easily obtaining knowledge about random things
Interlocutor (Issue 49)
Herb Dewey Cold Reading Ideas and Concepts
  • How to Get Started
  • Give Clients Something They Can Challenge
  • Two Types of Clients
  • What About Gays?
  • Big vs Small Hints
  • Look at Grooming
  • Don't Ask Many Questions?
Oct. 1993
Magick (Issue 495)
Jay Weiler Reading Cold on Weiler's cold reading method
Rigmarole (Issue 6)
Mona Santow KOLD Radio Readings getting information from the radio format people listen too, in an office environment
Syzygy (Vol. 2 No. Quarterly Supplement #6)
Cold Reading Demographic cold reading stereotypes, different age groups and nationalities
Syzygy (Vol. 3 No. Quarterly Supplement #9)
Herb Dewey Mindblowing Psychic Readings readings based on age types and gender
Related to 1996
Syzygy (Vol. 3 No. Quarterly Supplement #11)
Herb Dewey Mindblowing Psychic Readings, II readings based on age types and gender
Related to 1996
Syzygy (Vol. 3 No. Quarterly Supplement #12)
Ken De Courcy Rings On Their Fingers reading, on which finger people wear rings
Oct. 1997 9
Karl Fulves Psycho nine spectators write day and month of birth on papers, later assigned to spectators with short readings
1998 77
Jas Jakutsch Concerning "Cold Reading"
1999 10
Jas Jakutsch Negative Cast Statements (NCS) question which can be interpreted in two ways, no + are you?
1999 15
Masklyn ye Mage Masklyn ye Mage's Shure Fire Cold Readings list of phrases
Oct. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 10)
Tony Bartolotta All About Eve revealing personal information about a spectator/guest
Discoverie (Issue 8)
K. L. Going In Cold
  • Magician at Large
May 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 5)
Robert E. Neale Three Way to Become an Oracle see following items
2003 82
Robert E. Neale Systematic Creativity Stimulation
  • Scientific Age Fortune-Telling
    • Stimulation Design Cards for Personal Creativity Reading
  • Five Symbols
  • Four Changes
  • Dynamics of the Reading
  • Addenda
2003 89
Alain Nu Zodiattack
  • The Astrology Game
  • Background
  • Attack 3
  • Virgo, Aries, Gemini
  • Nine Other Symbols
  • Forgiven Reactions
  • The Scales
  • Size Matters
  • Water Signs
  • Alternative Handlings
  • Doppelreading
2003 351
Docc Hilford Appendix A gaining information from social security numbers
  • Social Security Numbers
    • Area Number
    • Group Number
    • Group numbers are assigned as follows
    • Serial Number
    • The Secret Chart
2004 32
Colin Miller Hollywood or Bust spectator thinks of a movie star which is written on a billet that is torn up, he should think of a movie with him instead, both are divined
2005 12
Peter Turner The Confirmation Principle asking a question to make a person think of something
2014 195
Michael Murray The Pandora Reading System using Pandora charm bracelets for readings
2014 222
Jorge "The Jack" Garcia Cold Reading
  • The "Barnum" Effect
  • The Drawing and the Personality Interpretation
  • Cards
  • Face Reading
  • Names, Words, People, Characters
  • Conclusions
2015 75
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 31
John Wilson 1.5 Card Q&A spectator removes card from spread and lies on its identity, performer divines card and gives short reading
Inspired by
  • "1 Card Q&A" (Docc Hilford & Leonardo Silverio)
2016 29
Paul Vigil, Bascom Jones Astro-Logic cold readings and Q&A
Inspired by 2017 216
Gerry McCambridge Chapter 3: Making Leap of Faith Guesses cold reading and learning info about audience members in the moment
2017 15
Gerry McCambridge Chapter 4: Dilute your Misses covering up for “misses” during cold reading
2017 21
Christoph Borer Hot and Cold on hot and cold reading
2018 225
Christoph Borer Eine mentale Darbietung unter Einsatz von Cold Reading entire act of readings for several people
2018 227