354 entries in Book / Book Test
  
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Unknown Die magische Einwirkung No. 7, card chosen and pushed into book, card and page predicted Der Kartenkünstler 95
Unknown Die Geisterschrift in Verbindung mit "Hypnose à la Hansen" No. 5, card chosen and pushed into book, name of chosen card and page numbers appear on previously empty slates, book with same page numbers on every double page Der Amateurzauberer 120
J. Nevil Maskelyne, Professor Hoffmann The Great Dictionary Trick word appears on armRelated to Later Magic 490
Unknown The Great Book Mystery spectator choses page and word, some calculations are done with page number and word position, then performer finds wordAlso published here Later Magic 598
J. Holt Schooling Number & Word Divination after some calculation Later Magic 600
J. Holt Schooling Number & Word Divination after some calculation Magical Titbits 53
Unknown The Great Book Mystery spectator choses page and word, some calculations are done with page number and word position, then performer finds wordAlso published here Magical Titbits 51
Charles T. Jordan The Book Mystery No. 10, page selected with knife stab, word counted to according to time on watch, word predicted, this book is a forcing book in which the fourteenth word on every page is "magician" Ten New Miscellaneous Tricks 22
Tom Sellers The Book Test word index Tricks That Work 17
Oswald Rae A Novel Book Test page selected and line chosen by the aid of playing cards, line from page appears on blank card sealed in envelopeAlso published here
  • "A Novel Book Test" in "The Sphinx"
Original Magic 53
Theodore Annemann The Demon-Yogi-Goblin Book Test page determined with cards The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 2) 8
Theodore Annemann A Thought is Fathomed using deck of cards to force page number, Si StebbinsRelated toVariations SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 6
Theodore Annemann A Rule of the Thumb book / magazine test SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 8
Theodore Annemann Despair of the Devil impromptu, with medium SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 39
Louis Lam When Were You Born? weirdly selected word is disclosed with alphabet cards Would You Believe It? 18
Unknown Locating a Page and Word by Cards force number with stack Mental Magic with Cards 18
Doc Mifflin Again a Prediction word chosen with deck of cards The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 16) 78
Theodore Annemann Edge Code hidden message on edge of deck as cue sheet The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 103
Theodore Annemann Dice and a Book see page 172 for variation by Frederick F. Clark The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1936) 135
Theodore Annemann The Word on the Page using 14-15 card stackVariationsAlso published here The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 25) 157
U. F. Grant A Book Test forcing word with cards, double facer Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 135
Theodore Annemann Premier Book Test using deck of cards to force page number Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 221
Theodore Annemann Between the Lines using deck of cards to force page numberAlso published here Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 221
Theodore Annemann Fathomed Thought using deck of cards to force page number, Si StebbinsRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 223
Eddie Clever The Jaipur Jinnee method for forcing a page, mechanical way of changing position of ribbon between pages The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 33) 211
Theodore Annemann The Oss of Lhasa word predicted, card stack used for force The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1937) 224
Bertram Adams The Krazy Kode word from text selected with role of dice, use of progressive anagramsVariationsAlso published here The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 31) 200
Theodore Annemann Between the Lines book test, using deck of cards in Si Stebbins order for word selectionVariationsAlso published here The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 32) 207
Jean Hugard The Dictionary Trick Greater Magic 887
Clayton Rawson Behind That Door! medium in another room divines cards, color, word with various methods The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 322
Peter Warlock The Satchel book test with slates The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 414
Kent Arthur Right Number person in book selected, someone phoned who names this nameVariations The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 58) 421
David P. Abbott Abbott's Book Test The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 58) 422
Theodore Annemann Whim of Tituba page travels into nested signed envelopes, "pegasus page", see also pages 468 & 472 for creditsRelated to The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 67) 463
Jack Vosburgh Words homonyms principle The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 119) 699
Sid Lorraine Idea of 40,000 Words dictionary test, whole in bookRelated toVariations The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 131) 751
Otis Manning Another Dictionary Effect The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 145) 813
Jack Vosburgh Monk's Mystery 14-15 stack that forces numberVariations The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 150) 880
Tom Sellers Dictionary Test using cards with page numbers That's Good! 5
Tom Sellers Word Magic book changes into long paper with word That's Good! 12
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Book Test using playing cards for word selection Miracle Shuffles and Tricks 14
Bruce Elliott, Theodore Annemann Biblio Thot no force, based on an Annemann Magazine Test The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 34) 139
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Primapara with cards The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 47) 194
Franklin V. Taylor The Chinese Parrot two selected cards put in book, cards and content of the pages is divinedAlso published here The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 73) 296
John Hamilton Hamilton's Hoax! four cards are thrown into a book on different places, performer names page number and cards, svengali book The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 93) 378
Richard Himber Transcendental Book Test using mathematical addition forceAlso published here Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 192
Frederick Mosteller Ambiguous numbers are selected by throwing dice The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 117) 470
Stuart P. Cramer Mortmain book test, word is written by a puppet hand, which moves on its own, threadAlso published here The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 119) 477
Greer Marechal Jr. 500 Ltd. three digits are named to form a number, ruse to break it down to four possibilitiesAlso published here The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 121) 485
George Armstrong Miracle - Impromptu Book Test with borrowed book and borrowed deck of playing cards The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 130) 522
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Dictionary Test people write numbers on cards und seal them in envelopes, word appears on signed card locked in a frame Gems of Mental Magic 49
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Gaze Into My Eyes luminous paint Gems of Mental Magic 71
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley The Great Book Test electrical method Gems of Mental Magic 83
James Auer The N. E. Book Test page force by calculating cross total Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1947) 21
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. Book Test page selected with rough-smooth deck Rough & Smooth Possibilities 10
C. L. Boarde 50-50 or 9 Out of 10 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 162) 650
George B. Anderson The "No-Hands" Book Test numbers are added, first three digits get a word in a book, last three digits get the same word in another It Must Be Mindreading 38
Robert Lund Grub Street Telepathy with thesaurus books The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 179) 716
Howard A. Adams A Penny For Your Thoughts! performer is blindfolded divines date of a coin and two selected words from a dictionary The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 184) 735
Jack Yeager The Book Test X chosen card to determine chapter and word of a book, word and card are divined Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 21
Fred Peterson Puzzle of the Pages word isa selected with the aid of a business card, that has a hole punched through to read one word, card is moved on page and stoppedVariations The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 221) 882
Bob Somerfeld F' Rinstance with card to stab into the book Pieces of Mind 11
Bob Somerfeld, Eddie Clever Night Owl book test in dark room Pieces of Mind 15
Aage Darling Instanto Book Test book test, several books first word is divined I'll Read Your Mind 7
Howard A. Adams Paged with any book, mathemtical The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 305) 19
Al Koran A Word in Thousands carbon paper Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 247
Theodore Annemann The Perfect Book Test medium divines chosen word from a book Annemann's "No Code" Telepathy 8
Greer Marechal Jr. 500 LTD. three digits are named to form a number, ruse to break it down to four possibilitiesAlso published here The Best in Magic 196
Franklin V. Taylor The Chinese Parrot two selected cards put in book, cards and content of the pages is divinedAlso published here The Best in Magic 216
Stuart P. Cramer Mortmain book test, word is written by a puppet hand, which moves on its own, threadAlso published here The Best in Magic 218
Tony Corinda, Al Baker The Application of the Mnemonic Number Code (1) for mental arithmetic
(2) for coding at the phone (Al Baker)
(3) two person act, arithmetic
(4) Corinda's "Fourteenth Book Test", coding with medium
Related to Mnemonics and Mental Systems 78
Dr. Spencer Thornton Thornton's Impossible Book Test book test, with playing card to chose the page Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 4
Dr. Spencer Thornton Putting Your One Way Forcing Deck to Use - Simultaneous Discovery-Book Test Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 27
Tony Corinda Impromptu Book Test Simplified serial number of a bill will define page number, line and word Book Tests 208
Tony Corinda A Lesson in Mentalism total of six dice leads to a card, value is used for page number, line and word Book Tests 209
Tony Corinda Page Force same as David Hoy'sRelated to Book Tests 205
Tony Corinda, Theodore Annemann The Crossword Puzzle page marked with big X, word in center memorized and page tornRelated to Book Tests 211
Tony Corinda Novel Revelation of a Selected Word page is set on fire, everything burns down except a circle with the selected word Book Tests 212
Vivian St. John The Clip Book word from a book is found in a dictionary, muscle reading presentation Book Tests 218
Tony Corinda The Missing Link book on the table, bowl with billets, one is selected and is found to be a corner the missing corner of the book Book Tests 219
Tony Corinda Summary of Book Tests general comments Book Tests 220
Tony Corinda, Robert Harbin Ultra-Modern Mentalism prediction of a word, with tape recorder and assistantRelated to Book Tests 215
Dr. Spencer Thornton Alphabetical Perception one of several books is selected and a word remembered, performer divines the word with ABC cards More Miracles in Mentalism 11
Alex Elmsley Dictionary Test dictionary book test with multiple spectatorsAlso published here Low Cunning 1
Harry Stanley Unique Book Test flap index Magic of the Mind 30
Ted Danson Danson's Book Test word index on blackbaord Magic of the Mind 33
Orville Wayne Meyer Mental Cocktail book test with bartender's guide, thought drinks are served Still More Miracles in Mentalism 55
Alan Milan Publicity Dictionary Test gaffed book, as a prediction in a newspaper Still More Miracles in Mentalism 67
Fred G. Taylor Book Test with playing cards The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 357) 255
Dr. Stanley Jaks Der improvisierte Mentaltrick book test with any book, card to define page numberAlso published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 127
Max Malini Book Test riffle force with book Malini and His Magic 75
David Hoy The Bold Book Test impromptuVariations The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust 21
David Hoy Page Force two books, miscallRelated to The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust 22
David Hoy Pocket Book Miracle three books, gaffed The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust 23
Edward Marlo Another Effect is the Following as a number force or book testInspired by Faro Controlled Miracles 19
Don Nielson W.O.W. secret list written "white on white" with empty typewriter The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 1) 2
North Bigbee Bookeroo using white carbon paper, see p. 430 for comments by Eddie Clever The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 399) 425
Karl Fulves Little Albert any word from any book, written in red on business card, then named word in blue on other business card, they matchInspired byRelated to
  • p. 76 for title explanation
Variations
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 1) 63
Al Koran Book Test no additional props, just four books, nice Al Koran's Professional Presentations 37
Tan Hock Chuan, Jochen Zmeck Das Meister-Spiel deck shuffled, when card is removed the performer instantly knows it, rough-smooth pairs in Si Stebbins or other arrangement, also for clean removal of three cards from deck out-of-hand, number force for book testAlso published here Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil III 10
Karl Fulves An Approach To Reading using number cardsVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 9) 191
James Porter, Karl Fulves Little Albert Slate Variation Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 12) 213
Burling Hull Black Book three-digit number chosen, first word on this page divined, p. 241 for further reference The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4, No. 2) 231
E. Leslie May Thoughts From Thin Air alphabet cards produced from air that spell out chosen word HEX! 52
Leon Maguire Book Test inserted business card forces a page, slot in pages, see p. 265 for further reference The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4, No. 8) 263
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Book Tests several strategies, including duplicate books, force books, book opening itself on chosen page, as memory feat The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 3rd Folio) 301
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Change Bag to force Page Number The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 3rd Folio) 302
Lee Henneberry E-Z Book Test one of six books is selected, performer divines book, secret assistant Entertaining Mental Miracles 6
Bascom Jones Warlock four books, named number to select chapter and word The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 4) 17
William Patterson Legacy of Pi Sheng borrowed book, with cards to determine page The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 27) 131
Everett Lyda Precognition! word predicted, using cards and Martin Gardner's "Mathematics Magic and Mystery" The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 39) 193
Paul Siegel Chronicle Cognition prediction of a word in a chosen book Doorway to Delusion 9
Paul Siegel Book Thought divination of a word on named page and line Doorway to Delusion 24
Paul Siegel Word Plexia word is chosen from book, spectator selects correct prediction out of three Doorway to Delusion 28
Jules Lenier That's the Word! ABC cards selected and word formed, word is found in selected book on chosen page The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 43) 213
Ron Barry Dimension 'X' bold book test The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 57) 283
Karl Fulves An Approach to Reading using number cardsInspired by Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 78
Martin Gardner King James Version book test using two dice and unfaked King James bible, two presentations, see also p. 648 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 10) 643
Juan Tamariz Lectura de Pensamiento a Distancia booktest, pin through pages Aprenda Ud. Magia 119
Stan Blumenthal One for the Book limited choice, cross sum of named number The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 85) 422
Jerry Fulton Book Note idea for book test The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 88) 440
Al Mann The 'G-3' Phenomena three words from dictionary are divined The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 91) 453
Milbourne Christopher The Devanagari Oracle clever book / magazine test, two people select a word, gaffed magazineVariations The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 76) 377
Joseph Dunninger Sixth Sense book test with medium, bee wax The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 101) 501
Thomas Alan Waters Library Card impromptu, business card in book for riffle force The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 106) 529
Harry Lorayne Rim Shots Feature giving away how Rim Shots is gaffed Afterthoughts 7
Dai Vernon Magazine Test - Vernon Way of determining which page spectator opened a magazine / book, gimmicked Magic With Faucett Ross 152
David Douglas Predicta-Miracle Book Test prediction of gist of a chosen sentence in a book, three booksRelated to The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 135) 675
David Douglas Predicta-Miracle Book Test - Part Two Related to The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 137) 685
Dan Tong Peek-A-Book prepared book, flashback principleRelated toVariations The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 143) 711
Karl Fulves (5) Electronic Book Test on back of book a display shows which page is open, electronics, no details given Interlocutor (Issue 6) 21
Karl Fulves Book Tests Doomed on reading and spelling ability of population, with anecdote Interlocutor (Issue 11) 42
Dan Tong Empathy '3' cards, a word from a book and a geometrical design are divined blindfoldedRelated to The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 144) 719
Richard M. Hunt Peek-A-Book Impromptu! impromptu, glimpsing page numberInspired by The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 145) 721
Larry Becker World Power dictionary book test, three named numbers to form a page number The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 156) 779
Unknown The Fourteen Fifteen Deck forcing a number, for a book test The Big Book of Magic 96
Gaëtan Bloom Prestidigitational Prediction card is put in a book, card predicted and words on the page divined Pabular (Vol. 3, No. 9) 397
Al Mann Thoughts Amock Book Test three books, three words are predicted The Photon Shield 14
Al Mann Enchantment - A most Fabulous Book Test three books and three envelopes are passed out to three spectators, each one choses a word which was already predicted in the envelope Classified 9
Al Mann, Joseph Dunninger The Ghost of the Unborn two envelopes, spectator can chose one and a word from a book, word is predicted in envelope, in other envelope is prediction which envelope will be chosen Of Words and Wizards 1
Al Mann The Master of the Word with two words from two books, prediction Of Words and Wizards 4
Al Mann The Adonis Book Test book test, with sensitiv fingertips presentation Of Words and Wizards 7
Al Mann Adonis, Aphrodite and Zeus with three books Of Words and Wizards 8
Al Mann Fifth Row Center Aisle divination of a word and prediction of position on page, several books Of Words and Wizards 9
Al Mann The Shades of Thought freely chosen chapter is predicted Of Words and Wizards 11
Al Mann The Uninvited three books, unknown person is called which names the chosen words Of Words and Wizards 13
Al Mann At the Blackboard prediction of three chosen words from three books Of Words and Wizards 16
Al Mann The Chain of Thought three words are divined from three books Of Words and Wizards 17
Al Mann The Book Mark two books with bookmarks, spectator chose a word and find that bookmarks are envelopes with predictions of the chosen words Of Words and Wizards 18
Al Mann 50'000 Words Inspired by Of Words and Wizards 20
Al Mann Small Worlds dictionary book test, page is selected with number cards Of Words and Wizards 21
Al Mann The Locked Book with locked book, forcing a limited choice, numbers written in a row and three are encircled Of Words and Wizards 22
Al Mann The Books in the Locked Chest three books Of Words and Wizards 23
Karrell Fox Doodle Graphy word from a book, spectator doodles with eyes closed and second spectator divines thought of word from doodle The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 174) 867
Dan Tong Peek-A-Book...Two with four spectators and four books, flashback principleRelated to The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 185) 921
Robert Schwarz Afterthought! quick follow-up for a book test, stopped page and named number for wordRelated to The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 187) 933
Gene Nielsen The Pickwick Perplexer! two different books, two book marks placed in books on same number and only first words are the same The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 189) 941
Karl Fulves Nielsen-Fulves Book Test Controversy using a stooge in a book test, gag examples Interlocutor (Issue 23) 89
Al Mann Test Conditions book is destroyed, down-under-deal with pages of a book The Compleat Magick - Volume III (Issue 210) 1049
Eddie Goldstein Tele-Peek stop force The Compleat Magick - Volume III (Issue 211) 1053
Gene Nielsen Bold One minor variation of the Hoy Book TestInspired by The Compleat Magick - Volume III (Issue 215) 1072
Karl Fulves The Aftermath Book Test two spectators's words predicted, selected with playing card procedure, 14-15 stackInspired byRelated to Aftermath 1
Rovi Book Choice any book, card force Pabular (Vol. 5, No. 6) 691
Al Mann The Chain of Thoughts three books and three spectators, "Impact"-Method Magic Castle Lecture 9
Al Mann, Jerry Fulton Book-Tear paper back book is torn until one page remains, page is divined or predicted, improvements by Jerry Fulton Magic Castle Lecture 5
Al Mann The Gold-Bug Predictions three spectators, three books and three slates, book test with the method of proability and a sure fire out, "Impact"-Method Magic Castle Lecture 10
Karrell Fox Doodle-ography spectator draws doodle with pencil on paper without looking, it described a thought-of scene from a book, pencil doesn't write Another Book 132
Karrell Fox "Simplamental" Book Test pinky in book for riffle force Another Book 150
Larry Becker Bell...Book...& Candle occult book test, number formed with pentagram The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 112
Larry Becker Fool-Ette gambling and roulette theme, page force with playing card, book test, inspired by a Roulette Force from a Jerry Mentzer cavalcade book (?) The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 198
Karl Fulves Book Tests chapter intro Self-Working Mental Magic 46
Unknown Think of a Word No. 29, spectator cuts deck and takes two cards, values added and content of that page divined Self-Working Mental Magic 46
Unknown Winged Thoughts No. 32, atlas opened on any page, performer divines content, index on slate Self-Working Mental Magic 51
Theodore Annemann Word on the Page No. 31, two-spectator version of 14-15 stackAlso published here Self-Working Mental Magic 50
George B. Anderson The Pendulum and the Ouija Board book test, word is divined with pendulum and ouija board The Magic Pendulum 11
Bob Hummer Hummer's Bible Trick bible book test, prediction of word, with playing cards (1944)Variations Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 22
Philip T. Goldstein Ahoy There! book test featuring a matrix number force Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4, No. 4) 474
Harry Lorayne All Aboard book test featuring a matrix number force Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4, No. 4) 475
Thomas Alan Waters Booka triple prediction, three words from the same book, gaffed Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Cerberus) 54
Karl Fulves Crypto Books thought on book tests and random numbers Origins 27
Karl Fulves The PERFECT Book Test description of conditions Origins 29
Karl Fulves True Test Conditions progressive anagrams applied to book testInspired byRelated toVariations Origins 30
Al Mann Cistella page and word of a book are selected, prediction is in a locked box, same book with a card at the same page, written on it is the chosen wordRelated to Phanta-Graphs 1
Al Mann Castle Catch spectator writes a number on a card and shows it to another spectator, who opens a book on that page and remembers the first word Phanta-Graphs 3
Al Mann Invisible Door gaffed book, for using a nail writer Phanta-Graphs 8
Al Mann A Friend Indeed two selected words from a book are predicted in an envelope, carbon paper Phanta-Graphs 9
Gene Grant The Book That Wasn't three words from a book are divined and predicted, pages selected by pushing card into the book Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 47
Basil Horwitz The Challenge Book Test spectator takes any book and choses any word, which he writes on a blank card, word is divinedRelated to The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz 9
Bob Ostin The Pink Peeker similar to Larry Becker's Flahback concept Spell-Binder (Vol. 1, No. 3) 37
Peter Warlock Knife Force with Book Related to
  • Peter Warlock in "Pentragram" 1946, P.2.
  • C. L. Boarde's "Ex-Spear-Ience" in "Mainly Mental: Vol. Two"
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 275
Thomas Alan Waters Tarotate a knife is stabbed in tarot book and suspended by two fingers of two spectators, tarot deck is dealt and on some point the book and knife turn, the deal is stopped and the card matches the tarot card described in the book Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 277
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Eye Reading word is divined letter by letter, based on a U.F. Grant idea A Boon for All Seasons 33
H. Penn A Novel Booktest Rubik's cube with numbers used to select page number The Magic of the Cube 25
Al Mann A Word in Orbit word is named by spectator, same word is marked in other book, forcing book The Knight's Gambit 4
Al Mann Gifts Most Rare three spectator get an envelope, they select a word from a book each and the words match with prediction in envelopes, several methods The Knight's Gambit 8
Al Mann The Book from Sumer word from a book is noted and billet burnt, performer opens book at the page and ashes are rubbed on page, chosen word appears Cero-Mentics 14
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 Of Gifts and Talents 15
Stephen Tucker Improved Pen-Ultimate +1 book test, card insert in book Spell-Binder (Vol. 2, No. Special #1 (Summer)) 26
Thomas Alan Waters Riffle No. 1 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 1: The Book Test) 353
Thomas Alan Waters Riffle No. 2 (Impromptu) playing card is put in book by spectator, words are predicted Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 1: The Book Test) 359
Thomas Alan Waters Riffledex selected word from a book is predicted in envelope, spectator can change his mind Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 1: The Book Test) 362
Thomas Alan Waters, Richard Himber Peekquivalent spectator hold envelope with prediction, synonyms Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 1: The Book Test) 367
Thomas Alan Waters Final Notes general notes on book tests Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 1: The Book Test) 378
Thomas Alan Waters, James G. Thompson Jr. Jato word from book is predicted in envelopeInspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 1: The Book Test) 370
Thomas Alan Waters, Tony Corinda, Tom Sellers Dubbook x is marked somewhere in the book, then a page is torn and again a x drawn on it, two words are divined, one by telepathy and one by clairvoyanceInspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 1: The Book Test) 373
Thomas Alan Waters Miscellanea book test ideasRelated to Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 1: The Book Test) 376
Thomas Alan Waters SideSidAl combination of Lorraine's and Baker's book testsRelated to Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 1: The Book Test) 376
Al Mann The Medium's 3-Book Test No. 4, three selected cards put in three books, name of card, book and first sentence of pages are divined 101 Psychic Tests 2
Unknown The Test of the Words No. 89, three words from box are selected and written down on pieces of cards, shiner on book 101 Psychic Tests 25
Unknown The Second Hand Miracle No. 92, performer names selected book and chosen word 101 Psychic Tests 26
Stephen Tucker Paperbacks - extensive book test, with hundred books
- humorous idea to get personal information
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3, No. 31) 611
Karl Fulves Amazing But True general comments on book tests, different general principles Astrology - The Hidden Force 2
Sam Schwartz The Astrology Book description of the book Astrology - The Hidden Force 15
Karl Fulves Trivial But True historical comment on the anagram principle and this book testRelated to Astrology - The Hidden Force 3
Sam Schwartz Incredi Test #1 spectator opens book on his zodiac sign and remembers first word, word and sign divinedVariations Astrology - The Hidden Force 17
Sam Schwartz Incredi Test #2 spectator opens book on his birth week and remembers first word, word and birthday divined
- Tips on Presentation
- The Birthday Trick (only week known, exact birthday with additional table on which spectator has to tell which weekday his birthday falls on)
- Duplicate Dates
Astrology - The Hidden Force 19
Sam Schwartz Last Word Test spectator opens book on his zodiac sign and remembers last word, word and sign divinedVariations Astrology - The Hidden Force 30
Sam Schwartz The 14-15 Test forcing different word in the Astrology book with the 14-15 stack Astrology - The Hidden Force 32
Sam Schwartz The Second GREAT SIN Astrology - The Hidden Force 35
Sam Schwartz The CASTER Test procedure to chose word in Astrology book, always gives an anagram of "caster" Astrology - The Hidden Force 37
Sam Schwartz Mental Monk 14-15 stack that forces number and thus a word into Astrology bookInspired by Astrology - The Hidden Force 31
Sam Schwartz Demon's Effect using Si Stebbins stack to force a word in the Astrology bookInspired by Astrology - The Hidden Force 32
Sam Schwartz A Fathomed Thought Si Stebbins cut anywhere, top three cards added to select page and highest value gives position of word, possible words are made for anagram fishing in Astrology bookInspired by Astrology - The Hidden Force 33
Sam Schwartz The First GREAT SIN "GREATSIN", removing any letter, rest can be arranged into word ("deletion principle"), worked into Astrology book for fishing Astrology - The Hidden Force 34
Sam Schwartz The Third GREAT SIN letter cards sent to host in advance, they predict a chosen word from the Astrology book
(A) on card sticky
(B) double facers
(C) double facers
Related toVariations Astrology - The Hidden Force 36
Sam Schwartz Under The Influence stack that forces number and thus word in Astrology bookInspired by
  • item in Gen magazine
Astrology - The Hidden Force 38
Sam Schwartz The Morality Test stack that forces number and thus word in Astrology book Astrology - The Hidden Force 39
Sam Schwartz Missing L-I-N-C forcing one of five words in Astrology book with stack Astrology - The Hidden Force 39
Sam Schwartz Favorite Stranger stack that forces one of ten words in Astrology book Astrology - The Hidden Force 40
Sam Schwartz A Book Test in Code stack used to select words, top or bottom of page gives gray code for divination Astrology - The Hidden Force 41
Sam Schwartz Incredi Card lucky card from Astrology book is divinedRelated to Astrology - The Hidden Force 43
Karl Fulves Notes by Karl Fulves Related to Astrology - The Hidden Force 45
Karl Fulves Reading Celebrities divining birth sign of a friend of the spectator or celebrity with Astrology bookInspired by Astrology - The Hidden Force 46
Karl Fulves Short Circuiting fishing variation in the "Incredi Test #1"
- Group Doubling
Inspired by Astrology - The Hidden Force 47
Karl Fulves The Silent R fishing variationInspired by Astrology - The Hidden Force 53
Richard Himber Transcendental Book Test No. 98, two page numbers selected and added, that number opened in third book and first word divined, using mathematical addition forceAlso published here Self-Working Number Magic 134
Stewart James A Class By Itself off-beat prediction by lexicon deck, which was also used to determin page numberRelated to Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 330
Cushing Strout On Book Tests and Tarot Decks using tarot cards to force spot in book Epoptica (Issue 6) 390
Barrie Richardson Pocket Dictionary Book-Tests three people/words Pabular (Vol. 8, No. 4) 1205
Al Mann Giant Thoughts dictionary book test with the number force from "Transcendental Phone Test" Phantom Voices 4
Al Mann, Prince Thebb The Way of the Warlock dictionary book test over the phone Phantom Voices 11
Al Mann Random House Mystery dictionary book test over the phone, word from a sentence is selected and looked at in the dictionary, fishing Phantom Voices 15
Joseph Dunninger Thought Vibration medium finds chosen word in book Publicity Secrets 10
Joseph Dunninger The Single Handed Method without assistant Publicity Secrets 11
Thomas Alan Waters Sellerbrity off-beat prediction, word from puzzle book is selectedInspired by
  • Tom Seller's "New Age Book Test" 1933
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mynd) 562
Thomas Alan Waters Tranceplant hallucination theme, spectator writes word on a slate, word is selected from a book and it matches word on slate but spectator complains, that this is not the word he wrote down, both words are found on a prediction Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk) 625
Basil Horwitz Challenge Double Prediction Effect word from a book and a chosen card are predicted on two cards, window envelope The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 2 41
Dr. Stanley Jaks, Syl Reilly Brain Echo book test with several peopleRelated to The Incredible Dr. Stanley Jaks 5
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Challenge! using Richard Himber's Thousand Dollar Challenge Book Test The Incredible Dr. Stanley Jaks 6
Thomas Alan Waters Pyrotica with three booksRelated to Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 711
Thomas Alan Waters Zodiaccount approach to a book test, two persons, opened page by adding numbers is a compatibility reading for spectator's two star signs Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Fynys) 737
Thomas Alan Waters, Stanley Collins Kineslate gag divination, won turns into one on a slate Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Fynys) 748
Thomas Alan Waters Glimpression page is torn from book and a word circled, word is divinedInspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Fynys) 725
Thomas Alan Waters Pagency word is selected from a book and named to the performer, he names correct position in dictionaryRelated to Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Fynys) 741
Unknown 1089 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 25
Karl Fulves Murder by Memory No. 45, page number selected with numbers on pieces of paper, only four outcomes possible Self-Working Paper Magic 82
Karl Fulves Little Albert No. 25, any word from any book, written on business card with performer's name on back, then named word on other business card with spectator's name on back, both in paper bag, they matchInspired by Self-Working Paper Magic 48
Karl Fulves Almanac Affinity No. 79, spectator removes page of newspaper and adds all four page numbers, number used to look up word in almanac, forced, two handlings Self-Working Paper Magic 142
Karl Fulves Magic with Paper Magic No. 81, this book is a force-book with "tricks" as every fourth word at the start of each chapter, complicated force with cards, word and a card value predicted Self-Working Paper Magic 146
Richard Osterlind Natural and Bold Book Test The Surrounded Slow-Motion Center Tear 24
Gaëtan Bloom Prestidigitational Prediction Freely selected card tossed into book, performer divines first few words of the page, then reveals prediction matches selected card Gaetan Bloom 86 11
Karrell Fox "Can't Miss" Book Test forcing a double page, rubber-cemented pages For My Next Trick... 40
Steve Beam No Jacket Required book test, gag, upside-down book The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 17) 292
Juan Tamariz, Topper Martin, Al Baker A Mental Effect as an Example The Five Points in Magic 40
Daryl Martinez Borrowed Bill Book Test serial number on bill is used to select word in book, prediction Daryl does Den Haag 14
Karl Fulves Magic with "Handkerchief Magic" No. 61, this book is a force-book with "one" as every tenth word at the start of each chapter, ten-value is forced with cards Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 182
Karrell Fox The Two-Fisted Book Test spectator decides on page number with his fingers, limited choice My Latest Book 88
Stephen Tucker Class Reunion Inspired by Pabular (Vol. 8, No. 11) 1995
Philip T. Goldstein Monaural spectator thinks of name in address book, divined Fifth 14
Karl Fulves Smart Money No. 92, calculation with date on any coin with result in number nine, this book is a force-book with "of" as every ninth word at the start of each chapter Self-Working Coin Magic 135
Steve Beam Built-In Book Test Inspired by
  • Alan Milan's Book Test in Bob Nelson's "Comedy Mentalism, Volume II"
The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 33) 586
Karl Fulves, Sam Schwartz Thought Knots No. 53, spectators tie knots, they are counted and that many words counted down in this book, that word is forced and "of", force book Self-Working Rope Magic 110
Stephen Tucker The Bottom Line impromptu, Dictionary Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14, No. 4) 1916
Philip T. Goldstein O, Wonder anagram prediction Square One 49
Philip T. Goldstein Numbers selected number cards added up Thavant 15
Karrell Fox The "Imposiword" Book Test "one word will stand out to you", large word on pull Goodies 77
Karl Fulves AKA card selected, then pages in a dictionary are selected with card values, words are encircled on the pages and with those the performer divines the selection Deceptive Practices 30
Alexander de Cova 3. Der Buchtest using alphabet cards Ein Profi packt aus... 88
Peter Warlock Your Fate in a Teacup color, card and word from book predicted on three billets, reprinted from Pentagram Vol. 1 No. 1, 1946 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1, No. 1) 1
John Riggs The Open Book Test triple prediction, word, card and picture from a magazine, Mental Epic, comedy presentation The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 45) 802
Thomas Alan Waters Albertest prediction of a word is written and signed by performer and finally put in the book, first published in "New Invocation" No. 54, 1989Inspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Magazine Miscellanea) 443
Alex Elmsley Verbum Sapienti dictionary booktest with multiple spectatorsAlso published here The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 53
Philip T. Goldstein Zodiagnostic word thought of from small zodiac booklet Thabbatical 52
Karl Fulves A Word in Thousands No. 45, this book is a force-book with "has" as every fifth word at the start of each chapterRelated to Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 87
Theophil "Philius" Weidmann Haftende Gedanken impromptu book test Hellsehen... ...kinderleicht 18
Theophil "Philius" Weidmann Zerrissene Gedanken spectator selects a book and tears it in half, word is chosen and divined from performer Hellsehen... ...kinderleicht 20
Theophil "Philius" Weidmann Ein improvisierter Buchtest impromptu book test, with playing cards Hellsehen... ...kinderleicht 27
Mel Bennett Half Now calculation, then psalm in bible found according to number, prediction from only vertical lines is complete to the wordInspired by
  • "The Count of Monte Carlo" (Stewart James in Print, p. 716)
Underworld (Issue 1) 12
Jerry K. Hartman Word Wise mathematical force included Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19, No. 1) 2598
Basil Horwitz Challenge Incredible Memory pseudo memory book test, every first word from any book apparently memorized, with number cards The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 4 61
Pit Hartling Painting The Town Red performer predicts name of a town chosen from the map's toc. The Book 33
Gary Ruiz Lorad friend choses any word in a book, later assistant is met or phoned and reveals word, cell phone secretly on Underworld (Issue 7) 87
Martin Gardner The K Diaries spectator chooses word, counts forward according to the number of letters a few times, final word predicted, Kruskal principleRelated toVariations Underworld (Issue 8) 103
Mel Bennett K-Plus spelling instead of counting, Kruskal Principle with wordsInspired by Underworld (Issue 9) 123
Joshua Jay Book Test Bonanza Deck of cards is interlaced in pages of a book. Spectators flip to random pages, magician can divine card or divine first few sentences of page Magic Atlas 155
Philip T. Goldstein Zodiagnostic word thought of from small zodiac booklet OCMC Notes 7
Karl Fulves Magic by the Book No. 87, this book is a force-book with one of three words as every seventh word at the start of each chapterRelated to New Self-Working Card Tricks 130
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Dictionary Trick short bio of Stanley Jaks (with help of Reinhard Müller), then three-part prediction of page number and word from French-English dictionary and a card
- The Three-Part Test
Related to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 171
David Regal My Black Book prediction Constant Fooling 2 119
Christoph Borer Die fehlende Seite three books, from two words are divined, the third spectator writes his chosen page number on a piece of paper which is burnt and eventually a burnt hole is found in his book at the chosen pageAlso published here Anam Cara auf Zirkeltour 2002 26
David Ben Zip Mindreading book test presentation: computer predicts words Tricks 98
Alain Nu Two Person Book Test Tricks 98
Al Baker Dictionary Trick postcard gimmick The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 549
Al Baker Dictionary and Postal Card forcing card in dictionary The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 709
Luke Jermay Blind Sentence seeing with the fingertips, reading from a book Building Blocks 111
Luke Jermay, Chan Canasta, Barrie Richardson, Dan Tong The Ernie Ball Book Test Inspired by
  • Danny Tong's "Mind Scan" in "The New Invocation"
  • Chan Canasta's book test in David Britland's "A Remarkable Man"
  • Barrie Richardson's "Newspaper Test" in "Theatre of the Mind"
Building Blocks 82
Nicholas Einhorn Daughter of All Book Tests spectator writes down word World Tour Lecture Notes - Set 2 15
Karl Fulves Booked Up torn and balled-up book pages, one chosen and word on it divined, clocking page numbers Clockwork 60
Jim Steinmeyer The Lesser Dictionary Test book test over the phone, numbers and countingRelated to Further Impuzzibilities 12
Christoph Borer Brandloch three books, from two words are divined, the third spectator writes his chosen page number on a piece of paper which is burnt and eventually a burnt hole is found in his book at the chosen pageAlso published here Compilation 133
Karl Fulves Cooked Book page number chosen via calculation method, can only be one of two numbers Prolix (Issue 1) 66
Howard A. Adams Booklefta number force with eight-card packet and spelling Prolix (Issue 2) 136
Karl Fulves Crook's Book three cards taken from shuffled deck and added, word on this page thought-of, performer does the same, spectator divines performer's word and performer the spectator's page number Prolix (Issue 1) 65
Don Nielsen Page Force forcing a number from two to nine with a newspaper, book test application Prolix (Issue 3) 149
Tony Bartolotta, Karl Fulves High School Hijinks using school textbooks Prolix (Issue 3) 208
Alain Nu Break-Flipping Riffle forcing a page for book tests

- The Thumb Flip
- The Fingertip Flip
Word Work II 3
Alain Nu The Thumb Flip Riffle forcing a page for book tests (using thumb) Word Work II 4
Alain Nu The Fingertip Flip Riffle forcing a page for book tests (using fingertips) Word Work II 7
Alain Nu Estimation Potentate Spectator says stop at any page, then says stop anywhere as performer moves finger around book page, remembers word, magician divines word (impromptu book test) Word Work II 9
Alain Nu Peek to Peek Magician divines two words chosen by two spectators from a book (impromptu book test) Word Work II 13
Alain Nu, Kevin Dunn Parties Over Progressive anagram idea using a single sentence for book tests Word Work II 18
Alain Nu Bibliomantic Spectator writes a word down on business card and kept in wallet, then randomly stops magician's finger on a word in a book, the two words are divined and shown to are related to each other Word Work II 21
Alain Nu Book of the Week How to stooge audience with specially printed books for book tests Word Work II 31
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) 20. The Hunt for Red October (Book Test) page and word forced via playing card procedure Penumbra (Issue 11) 6
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) 21. The Hunt for Black October page and word forced via playing card procedure, multiple out Penumbra (Issue 11) 6
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) 22. The Red Force Book Test force book and playing card procedure Penumbra (Issue 11) 7
Karl Fulves Flat Dice six dice, spectator rolls three, numbers drawn in 2x3 grid, repeated, addition made, number force, book test application or counting to Aces Prolix (Issue 6) 391
Tony Griffith The Bookie book test with cards to determine page and word Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 33
Tom Stone Siamese Book-Test Maelstrom 67
Alexander de Cova Der Bibeltest Seminar-Leviten 1
Karl Fulves Potter's Index book test with borrowed Harry Potter book, calculations on paper required Prolix (Issue 9) 580
Dr. Stanley Jaks Impromptu Mental Trick book test with any book, card to define page numberAlso published here The Incredible Dr. Jaks 160
Dr. Stanley Jaks Coded Telegram word from text selected with role of dice, use of progressive anagramsAlso published here The Incredible Dr. Jaks 123
Dr. Stanley Jaks Mental Echo longer mental routine, combination of book test and revealing personal informationInspired by
  • Syl Reilly's "Brain Echo"
Related to
The Incredible Dr. Jaks 180
Lewis Jones A Word in Your Ear Book test using a dictionary.Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 136
John Lovick A Dip into Scripture predicting a selected bible verseInspired by The Performance Pieces & Divertissements of the Famous Handsome Jack, etc. 61
John Lovick Little House on the Scary illustration selected from book appears on slatesInspired by The Performance Pieces & Divertissements of the Famous Handsome Jack, etc. 167
Roberto Giobbi On Book Tests 1 presentational idea Hidden Agenda (Issue Mar 3) 67
Roberto Giobbi On Book Tests 2 motivating the use of playing cards Hidden Agenda (Issue Mar 4) 68
Marco Fida On Book Tests 3 presentational idea Hidden Agenda (Issue Mar 5) 69