77 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 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XV) 175
Unknown Cartomancie Fortune telling / cold reading with cards
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 28
Unknown Divination d'un nom Divination of a name
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 36
Tony Corinda Table of Probabilities - Explanation what people are concerned about
1959 Question and Answer (Readings) 355
Tony Corinda Part Two: Dealing with Questions Unknown
1959 Question and Answer (Readings) 356
Tony Corinda Main Objectives when Cold Reading overview on cold reading
1959 Question and Answer (Readings) 357
Tony Corinda Conclusion
1959 Question and Answer (Readings) 359
Robert A. Nelson On Zodiac Readings
1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 27
North Bigbee, Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks' Secret reading on stage, collecting information before the show, hot reading
1971 Magick (Issue 24) 118
Paul Siegel Legacy of the Gypsies blindfolded performer touches a palm of a spectator and gives a reading
1972 Doorway to Delusion 13
Bascom Jones Astro-Logic! naming Zodiac signs and asking questions
Inspired byVariations 1972 Magick (Issue 63) 312
William Patterson A Detective on Obtaining Information on gathering information before the event, hot reading, investigating the audience
1973 Magick (Issue 69) 345
Michael P. Hades Only from the Dead! spectators write down names of deceased people, rapping sounds divination and allocation of names by medium
1973 Magick (Issue 85) 421
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
1975 Magick (Issue 125) 625
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
1975 Magick (Issue 127) 635
Karl Fulves Cold Readings questions to get information, discussions with Tom Harris, L. Vosburgh Lyons
1976 Interlocutor (Issue 10) 37
Bascom Jones The Cold Reading - What It's All About
  • The Foundation
  • Springboard
  • Tell-Tale Indicators
  • Fail Safe
  • Areas of Interest
  • All Things Change
1976 Magick (Issue 155) 775
Burling Hull Practice Method for Fast Answering
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 172
Burling Hull The Ultra Question Answering Act - With No Questions Written
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 205
Anthony Raven Chance idea to use a private telephone book to gain information
1977 Magick (Issue 170) 848
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
1977 Magick (Issue 181) 905
Bascom Jones Cold Reading - Its Techniques and Practice - Part I
  • What It Is
  • Foundation Stone
  • Common Denominators
  • Hit Upon Specific
  • Life Patterns
1978 Magick (Issue 215) 1075
Bascom Jones Cold Reading - Its Techniques and Practice - Part II
  • Decade of Turmoil
  • The "Future is Now"
  • Group Reaction
  • Group Dynamics
1978 Magick (Issue 217) 1085
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
1978 Magick (Issue 219) 1095
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
1978 Magick (Issue 221) 1105
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
1979 Magick (Issue 223) 1115
Orville Wayne Meyer 10 Tips on Warming Up Those Cold Readings
1979 Magick (Issue 245) 1225
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 Dynamite Mentalism 3
Bascom Jones Your Voice May Be Loudest When You Are Listening on listening to the sitter
1980 Magick (Issue 265) 1326
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
1980 Magick (Issue 269) 1345
Sandy Spillman A Lean and Hungry Look
  • Not a New Theory
  • The Physiognomic Instinct
  • Body Typing
  • Endomorph
  • Mesomorph
  • Ectomorph
  • How to Use It
1980 Magick (Issue 271) 1355
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?
1980 Magick (Issue 273) 1365
Thomas Alan Waters Omnimancy essay on fortunetelling, Q&A, cold reading
1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy) 89
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
1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy) 99
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
1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy) 101
Thomas Alan Waters MuTarot Mutus Nomen with tarot cards, start for a reading with several people
Related to 1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy) 103
Thomas Alan Waters MuTwo ten spectators write initials and a word on half of a business card, Mutus Nomen, start for a reading
1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy) 106
Thomas Alan Waters Palmystic muscle reading technique, hidden as palmistry
Related to 1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy) 110
Thomas Alan Waters Coda on fortunetelling, cold reading and mentalism
1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy) 112
Thomas Alan Waters Suggested Reading general publications suggested for fortunetellers
1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy) 113
Thomas Alan Waters General Technique
  • Object-Reading (Deduction & Observation)
  • Object-Linking (Marking Systems)
1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychometry) 131
Juan Tamariz Telepatia Colectiva two routines using the center tear, multiphase routine, combination with pencil reading and fishing
1982 Magia Potagia — Volume II 49
Al Mann Spirit Calling! spirit rings in a reading / seance, morbid
1984 Phantom Voices 18
Al Mann 'Hot' Readings readings over the phone, how to gain information
1984 Phantom Voices 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) 1765
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) 1795
Richard Webster Add Color to Your Readings
  • Background Information
  • A Quick Start
  • Remembering the Colors
  • The Two Master Numbers
Apr. 1986 Magick (Issue 369) 1845
Richard Webster Instant Talk letters of name secretly used for reading
Oct. 1986 Magick (Issue 379) 1892
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) 1925
Herb Dewey The Psychic Reading
  • Confidence Factor
  • Twelve-To-One Ratio
  • The Personality Reading
Related to May 1987 Magick (Issue 389) 1945
Herb Dewey The Psychic Reading - Part II
Related to June 1987 Magick (Issue 391) 1955
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) 1965
Robert Siepielski Control Plus using telephone book to gather information on people, hot reading
Oct. 1987 Magick (Issue 397) 1982
Karl Fulves Mouths of Babes easily obtaining knowledge about random things
1988 Interlocutor (Issue 49) 215
Jay Weiler Reading Cold on Weiler's cold reading method
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 6) 72
Mona Santow KOLD Radio Readings getting information from the radio format people listen too, in an office environment
1996 Syzygy (Vol. 2 No. Quarterly Supplement #6) 134
Unknown Cold Reading Demographic cold reading stereotypes, different age groups and nationalities
1996 Syzygy (Vol. 3 No. Quarterly Supplement #9) 205
Herb Dewey Mindblowing Psychic Readings readings based on age types and gender
Related to 1996 Syzygy (Vol. 3 No. Quarterly Supplement #11) 233
Herb Dewey Mindblowing Psychic Readings, II readings based on age types and gender
Related to 1996 Syzygy (Vol. 3 No. Quarterly Supplement #12) 253
Ken De Courcy Rings On Their Fingers reading, on which finger people wear rings
Oct. 1997 Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 4) 9
Karl Fulves Psycho nine spectators write day and month of birth on papers, later assigned to spectators with short readings
1998 Mutus Nomen 77
Jas Jakutsch Concerning "Cold Reading"
1999 Completely Mental — Vol. 1 10
Jas Jakutsch Negative Cast Statements (NCS) question which can be interpreted in two ways, no + are you?
1999 Completely Mental — Vol. 1 15
Masklyn ye Mage Masklyn ye Mage's Shure Fire Cold Readings list of phrases
Oct. 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 10) 33
Tony Bartolotta All About Eve revealing personal information about a spectator/guest
2002 Discoverie (Issue 8) 103
K. L. Going In Cold
  • Magician at Large
May 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 5) 80
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 The Cheetah's Handbook 12
Peter Turner The Confirmation Principle asking a question to make a person think of something
2014 A Piece Of My Mind 195
Michael Murray The Pandora Reading System using Pandora charm bracelets for readings
2014 A Piece Of My Mind 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 7 Mysteries of Mentalism 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 Vaticinium ex Eventu 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 You and Me and the Devil Makes Three — Volume II 29
Paul Vigil, Bascom Jones Astro-Logic cold readings and Q&A
Inspired by 2017 The Doors of Deception 216
Gerry McCambridge Chapter 3: Making Leap of Faith Guesses cold reading and learning info about audience members in the moment
2017 Performing the Q & A 15
Gerry McCambridge Chapter 4: Dilute your Misses covering up for “misses” during cold reading
2017 Performing the Q & A 21
Christoph Borer Hot and Cold on hot and cold reading
2018 Mentale Notizen 225
Christoph Borer Eine mentale Darbietung unter Einsatz von Cold Reading entire act of readings for several people
2018 Mentale Notizen 227