130 entries in Mental Magic / Principles / Psychological Forces & Probability Forces
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
L'Oiseau Mort, & Ressuscité an egg is chosen and the spectator asked if she rather has a mouse or a bird, she chooses a bird and inside the egg is a bird, the bird dies and comes back to life, concepts of forcing of proximity and preference, two versions
1784 32
To tell what Card you think on in the whole Pack. probability and rudimental form of fishing
1784 63
Oswald Rae Two Simple Forces
  • To Force a Colour
  • To Force an Article
probability forces, brightness and size
1926 51
Oswald Rae Forcing a Name of a Celebrity probability psychological force, and surefire force where names are written on piece of paper
1928 72
Oswald Rae Travelling Cigarettes several different brands of cigarette boxes, one is selected and a number is named, that amount of cigarettes travels in a sealed box
Also published here
  • "Travelling Cigarettes" in "The Magic Wand"
1930 10
Albert Cohn Mental Marvels with general comments on mentalism, two numbers thought of and divined (psychological forces), last number or word always is right
Related to Dec. 1945 171
Bruce Elliott Chance Stunt prediction of three psychological forces (color, number up to ten, flower) with appearing writing, white on red writing on red cardboard under red celluloid filter
July 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 129)
520
Mental Prediction three psychological forces, 37
1949 31
Psychological Forces Psychological forces with psychologically appealing numbers (37, 68)
Related to 1956 173
Eugene Gloye Ultra-Psyc two versions, prediction of thought of words, probability force ideas
Jan. 1961
The New Phoenix (Issue 353)
240
Chan Canasta Oops 2: Strange distant cities Predict which city reader will think of from a list
1966 6
Chan Canasta Oops 5: Pieces of cards Picture of random cut-up cards, reader thinks of one, then it is predicted
1966 12
Chan Canasta Oops 7: Dear old pals List of five names, reader thinks of one name and is predicted
1966 16
Chan Canasta Oops 8: Mystery of undamaged pips Reader chooses one of four cards with holes cut into them, then it is predicted
1966 18
Chan Canasta Oops 10: Making a sentence of nonsense Form a nonsensical sentence from short lists of words e.g. BOB HATES BLUE COW, is predicted
1966 22
Chan Canasta Oops 11: Pick a card of fortune Picture with random numbers and suits, spectator pick a number and a suit (e.g. 5 and Spade) and prediction is Five of Spades
1966 24
Chan Canasta Oops 12: Crosses to touch twelve crosses in a rectangle, predict which one the reader will point to
1966 26
Chan Canasta Oops 13: Think of a number Think of a number between 49 and 98, both digits even, not the same.
1966 28
Chan Canasta Oops 14: Put in a word or two Picture with random alphabets everywhere, reader tries to construct three 6 letter words from them, choose one word, prediction
1966 30
George B. Anderson Impossible Mindreading apparently member of audience interrupts performance by thinking a number, person has to raise hand
Related to 1968 12
John Henry Grossman, George Morrow Harmony numbers of one to four on a business card, one is crossed out, prediction
1972
Magick (Issue 52)
258
Jerry K. Hartman Psychological Force - one of four objects subtlety to force the "leader pile", alternate endings if fails
1972 23
Gene Nielsen Mental Projection number from one to four
1974
Magick (Issue 95)
473
R. W. Grosholz From Beyond! five business cards withy symbols, spectator choses correct one
1975
Magick (Issue 135)
671
Uriah Fuller 7. Duplicating drawings different methods
  • A. simple geometric shape force
  • B. Pencil reading
  • C. impromptu shiners
  • D. Psychological forcing
  • E. drawing duplicated in lap
  • F. drawing sealed in nest of envelopes
1975 32
Hugh Riley Psychological Force different probability forces and presentation ideas
1976
Magick (Issue 153)
763
B.C. Milnov Design Duplication triangle in circle
1976
Magick (Issue 161)
801
George B. Anderson Three-Way Prediction predicting a letter, shape and one-digit number
1976 18
Philip T. Goldstein Disposable Color paper ball thrown into audience, color prediction
1977 8
Charles Lambert, Janice Lambert Lambert Test words selected from different categories
1978
Magick (Issue 196)
979
Will Dexter Forcieren - Ein Kurzseminar overview about forcing methods with examples
  • Psychologische Forcen
  • Die Auswahllose Force
  • Die Beschränkte Auswahlforce
  • Die Von-Bis Force
  • Mathematische Forcen
  • Mechanisch oder Automatische Forcen
Also published here
  • The Gen, Apr. 1953
July 1978
Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 2)
60
C. H. Barry Left? Right? which one of two questions the spectators thinks about is divined by direction of his gaze
1979
The Chronicles (Issue 22)
1276
Robert Schwarz Psi Probed divination of a number, psychological ploy
1979
Magick (Issue 242)
1208
Charles "Cicardi" Scott Challenge of Chance design prediction, probability method
Related to
  • Phil Smith's "Real Deal" in "Mitox" p. 79.
1979
Magick (Issue 244)
1217
A Mind for Figures No. 10, psychological force of two numbers, "It will work most of the time"
Related to 1979 13
Jeff Semel R.S.V.P. psychological ploys for probability number force, two digits and different numbers from one to fifty
1980
Magick (Issue 250)
1248
B.C. Milnov Xandu! spectator's apparently see thought of card on ceiling
1980
Magick (Issue 264)
1318
Stephen Minch Choice Beyond Chance psychological force with five different objects
1980
Magick (Issue 265)
1325
Karl Fulves Behind Closed Doors No. 52, circle / triangle
1981 63
James G. Thompson Jr. Stegreif-Telefon-Telepathie four words (probability force) written, medium called and it divines one of the chosen words
July 1982
Intermagic (Vol. 9 No. 2)
73
Denny Laub, Gary Inglese Swami Reva spectator apparently reads thoughts of performer, shape inside a shape, color and number
June 1984
Magick (Issue 332)
1657
Thomas K. Saville Chip prediction of named color, in form of a chip
Oct. 1984
Magick (Issue 340)
1698
Psychological Forces two digit number and geometric symbol inside another symbol
1984 30
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 107
Neil Somerville Hidden Powers divination of historical person, probability method with out
Feb. 1985
Magick (Issue 347)
1733
Ted Karmilovich Wired Thought performer tries to divine drawing, after failure a person is called who correctly names the drawing, clever code
June 1985
Magick (Issue 353)
1763
Bascom Jones Star Search large part of audience select same ESP symbol
Sep. 1986
Magick (Issue 377)
1882
Neal Rider Initials psychological forces with audience (Major effects), then one spectator receives initials transmitted by performer, written on paper ball
Nov. 1989
Magick (Issue 431)
2154
Neil Somerville Cat Eye four words are written on paper, one is selected and divined and predicted by performer
Aug. 1990
Magick (Issue 443)
2214
Christoph Borer Wem die Stunde schlägt two spectators can form a time on a cardboard clock, time is predicted on pocket watch
1991 10
Christoph Borer Imaginäre Würfel Force forcing a number with invisible dice
1991 21
Christoph Borer Geheime Wünsche rune stone prediction, one of thirteen
1991 14
T. Page Wright Psychological Card Problems introduction to psychological forces and things like that
  • Psychological Forces
1991 278
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Forcing the Time forcing a time
1992/1999 15
Theophil "Philius" Weidmann Magicians Choice with five objects, thoughts and structure
1995 14
Robert Cassidy The Psychological Forces objects found outside, with script
Also published here 1995 6
Jim Wuorio Presentation3 probability divination of three freely thought-of cards, high failure rate
1995
Syzygy (Vol. 2 No. 6)
111
Jamy Ian Swiss Free Association after playing a game of "free association" with spectator, performer can know what shapes and word spectator wrote on a piece of paper, full presentation and much detail on the scripting
Also published here 1997
Labyrinth (Issue 7)
7
Mark Strivings Thirty-Seven named number is predicted on billet in envelope, psychological force with outs, using a "window double envelope"
Jan./Feb. 1997
The Magic Menu (Vol. 7 No. 39)
452
Chan Canasta Psychological Perception psychological forces from lists, reports
2000 102
Chan Canasta More Psychological Perception
2000 104
Christoph Borer Die Force der Zuschauerin forcing a spectator
2001 15
Ted Karmilovich The No-Prop Nightclub Act reading of zodiac signs, number projection to audience and Q&A finale
  • The Astrology Segment
  • The Thought Projection Segment
  • The Q&A Segment
  • Final Thoughts
2001 1
Ted Karmilovich The Thought Projection Segment thought projection of 37 and 68
2001 6
David Berglas Magician's Choice several spectator put objects on the table, two are selected and they match the predictions
Related toAlso published here 2002 79
David Berglas Magician's Choice several spectator put objects on the table, two are selected and they match the predictions
Also published here Nov. 2002
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 3)
66
Luke Jermay A Strange Garden spectator looks at leaf and patter of it seems to move, then circle inside triangle force
2003 141
Luke Jermay Judgement Day - In Thoughts and Words... several ways to force an ESP symbol
  • In Thoughts and in Words Force
  • My Favourite Picture Force
  • Blink Force
  • The Heavy Arm Force
2003 150
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
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 2004 9
Robert Cassidy Performance Details - The Psychological Forces objects found outside, with script
Also published here 2004 13
Wonder Man Fred Das Forcieren des Wortes: Das Lotsen-Konzept forcing a word on a page, verbal
2004 50
Dan Garrett, Mick Ayres, Ken Scott Epic - Marked Down three predictions written with three different-colored markers, letter, two-digit number and two geometric shapes (one in the other)
2005 1
Mike Allee Broccoli and Carrot gag (or if you're lucky prediction) with named vegetable
Inspired by
  • vegetable force in Banachek's "Psychological Subtleties"
Oct. 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 10)
32
Paolo Cavalli, Massimo Tira Shades of Mind performer divines thought of color, number from one to ten and name of person, psychological ploys for number and color
2005 23
Psychological Force with four objects trick works fine even if it fails
2007 234
Christoph Borer 1. Einleitende Gedanken
Also published here 2010 1
Christoph Borer 2. Was ist eine psychologische Force?
Related to 2010 1
Christoph Borer 3. Welche Effekte sind damit möglich?
Also published here 2010 1
Christoph Borer Warum sollte ich diese Force einsetzen?
Also published here 2010 1
Christoph Borer 5. Was für Prinzipien können angewendet werden? 1. Richtige Zuschauerwahl
2. Innere Überzeugung
3. Timing
4. Verbal
5. Blick
6. Weitere Sinne
7. Das dritte Auge
8. Körpersprache
9. Gefühl der Stimmigkeit
10. Massenkonformität
11. Aus dem vorhandenen (eingeschränkten) Wissen schöpfen
12. Zufall und Risiko
Also published here 2010 2
Christoph Borer 6. Wichtige Sätze zum Gelingen einer psychologischen Force
Also published here 2010 7
Christoph Borer 7. Verstärkung der Methode und der Prinzipien 7.1 Aufteilen in A und B Wahlgänge
7.2 Betonung vor und nach der Wahl verändern
7.3 Ein klares, einfaches Out haben
7.4 Mehrere Versuche zulassen
7.5 Durch die eine Handlung wird die andere stark beeinflusst
7.6 Durch Zusatzinformation mehrere Chancen erhalten
Also published here 2010 7
Christoph Borer 8. Verknüpfung mit anderen Techniken 8.1 Fingerfertigkeit
8.2 Mit One ahead
8.3 Mit Elektronik / Funktechnik
8.4 Mit Trickkarten
8.5 Heimliches Wissen
Also published here 2010 9
Christoph Borer 9. Wie lerne ich die psychologische Force?
Also published here 2010 10
Christoph Borer Die Tablett-Force forcing an object among many, with objects on several trays
Also published here 2010 11
Christoph Borer Heinrich Favrod three billet prediction, with different colored pens, story presentation
Also published here 2010 15
Dick Christian Psycological Forces
2010 35
Barrie Richardson Giuoco Piano three psychological forces (carrot, two-digit and three-digit number), then one number with nail writer
2011 81
Jamy Ian Swiss Free Association two geometric shapes and a word are divined
Also published here 2012 41
Jamy Ian Swiss Acidus Quadraticus Probabilis four things written in four quadrants of a billet are divined
Related to 2012 49
Jamy Ian Swiss Semi-Precious Pendulum spectator thinks of one of several gemstones and locates it via pendulum, it's also predicted
2012 55
Doug Edwards A Rose by any Other Number prediction of a name and a flower
2013 86
Robert Cassidy The Universal Billet prediction of a drawing, common pictures as index
2013 256
Colin McLeod Direct Flight word is formed by association of letters, last word is divined
Inspired by
  • Joshua Quinn's "Thought Chunnel" in "ParaLies"
Variations
2014 22
Michael Murray Between the Lines a story/scene is created, torn page matches with the decisions of spectator
2014 72
Michael Murray Picasso thought of animals are divined, using the Triangle / Circle force as a start
2014 118
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 "Diplopia")
  • 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
Inspired by 2014 164
Michael Weber, Tim Trono On Reflection triangle / circle prediction, which is transformed into an Eight of Diamond prediction matching a stopped-at card during dealing
(Real Secrets Bonus sheet)
Jan. 2014
Real Secrets (Vol. 2 No. 22)
3
Ted Karmilovich Target Number performer projects two numbers to the entire audience, then a third number from 1 to 100 is projected and the person who gets it is described in envelope, number written on envelope
  • Basic Presentation
  • Preparation and Presentation
  • Afterthoughts and further Thoughts
2015 5
Ted Karmilovich Target Number Cash Box performer projects two numbers to the entire audience, then a third number from 1 to 100 is projected and the person who gets it is described in envelope, which is locked inside a cash box
  • Cash Box Afterthoughts
2015 20
Christoph Borer Psychologische Force magician's choice handling, "Vorforce"
Related to 2016 27
Christoph Borer Picture Force one of seven photographs
2016 202
Christoph Borer Die Vor-Force pre-forcing objects, as an additional luck factor before the forcing process starts
2016 257
殷欣 (Sion) 都格 Magician correctly divines spectator's thought of animal, propless
Related to 2017 22
殷欣 (Sion) 都格格 Magician correctly divines spectator's thought of famous landmark around the world, propless
Related to 2017 27
殷欣 (Sion) 殷果 Magician correctly divines the fruit the spectator is thinking of, propless
Inspired byRelated to 2017 37
殷欣 (Sion) 杯杯 (Cup Cup) Magician correctly divines the card spectator is thinking of, propless
Related to 2017 50
殷欣 (Sion) 杯杯杯 (Cup Cup Cup) Magician predicts the card the spectator is thinking of, inspired by Kolossal Killer
Related to 2017 58
殷欣 (Sion) 馒头羊 Magician correctly divines thought of item from a list of items by the magician
2017 76
Chris Rawlins, Luke Jermay Psychological Position Force one of two
Related to
  • Poker trick in "3510" (Luke Jermay)
2017 30
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
Also published here Aug. 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 8)
88
Gerry McCambridge Chapter 16: Triple Match performer reads spectator thinking of three pieces of info written down by audience (social security number, a playing card and two geometric shapes), performer divines them all
Also published here
  • Roy Miller’s Mental Montage
2017 103
Christoph Borer Aspekte der psychologischen Force - 1. Einleitende Gedanken
Also published here 2018 30
Christoph Borer 2. Was ist eine psychologische Force?
Related to 2018 30
Christoph Borer 3. Welche Effekte sind damit möglich?
Also published here 2018 30
Christoph Borer 4. Warum sollte ich diese Force einsetzen?
Also published here 2018 31
Christoph Borer 5. Was für Prinzipien können angewendet werden? 5.1. Richtige Zuschauerwahl
5.2. Innere Überzeugung
5.3. Timing
5.4. Verbal
5.5. Blick
5.6. Weitere Sinne
5.7. Das dritte Auge
5.8. Körpersprache
5.9. Gefühl der Stimmigkeit
5.10. Massenkonformität
5.11. Aus dem eingeschränkten Wissen schöpfen
5.12. Zufall und Risiko
Also published here 2018 31
Christoph Borer 6. Wichtige Sätze zum Gelingen einer psychologischen Force
Also published here 2018 40
Christoph Borer 7. Verstärkung der Methode und der Prinzipien 7.1 Aufteilen in A und B Wahlgänge
7.2 Betonung nach der Wahl verändern
7.3 Ein klares, einfaches Out haben
7.4 Mehrere Versuche zulassen
7.5 Durch eine Handlung wird eine andere stark beeinflusst
7.6 Mehr Chancen erzeugen
Also published here 2018 41
Christoph Borer 8. Verknüpfung mit anderen Techniken 8.1 Fingerfertigkeit
8.2 One ahead
8.3 Elektronik / Funktechnik
8.4 Mit Trickkarten
8.5 Heimliches Wissen
Also published here 2018 44
Christoph Borer 9. Wie lerne ich die psychologische Force?
Also published here 2018 45
Christoph Borer Die Tablett-Force forcing an object among many, with objects on several trays
Also published here 2018 49
Christoph Borer Heinrich Favrod three billet prediction, with different colored pens, story presentation
Also published here 2018 59
Jamy Ian Swiss Free Association two geometric shapes and a word are divined
Also published here 2018 39
Luke Jermay Touching On Telepathy variations of "Jermay's General Person Ploy"
  • Phase One: Telepathy ("Touching on Hoy", performer sends thoughts to three spectators, when tapped on shoulder one has to think of a shape, one of a name and the third of a date)
  • Phase Two: Questions & Answers ("Touching on Divination", same spectators should think of questions)
Inspired byAlso published here 2019 32
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
Also published here 2022 598
Fränz Strawberry Fields word is formed by association of letters, last word is divined, done with entire audience, no-prop mentalism
  • Anwendungen
    • Als Massenforce
    • 1-On-1
  • Alternative Forceziele
Inspired by 2023 6
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
Also published here 2023 3
Luke Jermay Touching on Divination variations of "Jermay's General Person Ploy", same spectators should think of questions
Also published here 2023 8
Christoph Borer Vorforce handling when spectator doesn't name a suitable choice in a magician's choice, brief
Related to 2023 17