32 entries in Mental Magic / Principles / Tells & Body Language
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Al Baker The Finger Points reading body language, thought-of card
Also published here 1933 28
Stuart Robson Your Nose Knows
Also published here 1934 7
Stuart Robson The Twentieth Century Newspaper Test
Related toAlso published here Jan. 1935
The Jinx (Issue 4)
16
Al Baker The Saturday Evening Post Feat using memory, magazine test
  • First Method
  • Second Method
Also published here 1941 92
Stuart Robson The 20th Century Newspaper Test
Also published here 1944 80
Don Medley Ring A Bell spectator thinks of a card in the fan (several cards are more exposed and the target cards), then he writes his card und a paper along with four other cards, card is divined
Related to Aug. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 111)
445
Royal Vale Heath Heath's Variation Which Hand, divine which hand holds nickel and which hand holds penny, required length of calculation as tell
Inspired byRelated to 1956 60
Divining a Number divining final answer of a series of calculations, required length of calculation as tell
1956 161
Eddie Fields Quintile spectator removes five cards, four random and one is the thought-of selection, performer divines selection
Also published here 1968 25
Al Mann The New Lexicon Phenomena three words are chosen and divined
1978 1
Leslie Anderson The Sixth Sign! telephone book test, three numbers written on three pieces of papers or formed into three digit number, see also p. 1160 for corrections
1979
Magick (Issue 229)
1141
Stuart Robson Money Sense No. 1, spectator take coin in one hand behind his back, performer knows which hand, "This quick trick will work most of the time."
Related toAlso published here 1979 1
Gerald Kosky Ein ESP Test im Stillen two cards with list of names, two thought of and divined
Inspired by
  • "Silent Thought Reading" (Tom Sellers, The Gen, Vol. 11 No. 2, June 1955, p. 52)
Also published here
  • "Silent E.S.P Test", Hugard's Magic Monthly, Vol. 18 No. 12, Aug. 1961
Nov. 1980
Intermagic (Vol. 7 No. 3)
96
Karl Fulves, Royal Vale Heath Left-Handed Thoughts No. 45, different coin in each hand, spectator does quick mental calculation and performer is able to name the result
Related to
  • Royal V. Heath's "Mathemagic"
1981 55
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
1981
Magick (Issue 289)
1445
Thomas Alan Waters Chartruse divination, symbol chart is folded, reading direction of gaze
Inspired by
  • "Silent Thought Reading" (Tom Sellers, The Gen, Vol. 11 No. 2, June 1955, p. 52)
1983
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 3: The Symbol Test)
430
Robert Cassidy Neuro Linguistic Programming using NLP eye-movement for mentalism
1984 84
Alexander de Cova Zodiak spectator looks up what's written about his zodiac sign in a thin book, performer divines sign and it is predicted in an envelope in the book, reading direction of gaze
Inspired by
  • "Celestial Thought" (Ken de Courcy, Supreme Magic Co., 1984)
1990 1
Stan Alexander The Eye of the Mind divination of thought ESP symbol, using NLP eye cues
1993 6
Moshe Botwinick Uneasy Lies the Mind: III. Eye Lie as Moshe Botwinik, person thinks of a number and has to lie when asked, performer reveals it, no props
Dec. 1993
Vibrations (Vol. 16 No. 6)
5
Philip T. Goldstein Shufflegram
  • First Avenue (with fishing)
  • Second Avenue (where spectator looks at a word in a dictionary as tell)
Inspired by
  • "Webster Had A Word For It" (Stewart James, Linking Ring)
1994 38
John Riggs Ultimate Psychometry psychometry with several objects, blindfolded and without marking system
Also published here
  • John Riggs' "The Ultimate Psychometry" in "The Complete Fortune Teller" 1995. P. 72.
1995
Syzygy (Vol. 2 No. 5)
107
Bruce Bernstein Emergency Mentalism things written on stripper business cards from different persons from audience, design duplication, book test application (making number from digits written by spectators)
Also published here
  • Bruce Bernstein's "Emergency Mentalism" in "Psy-Kicks" 1997. P. 54.
1996
Syzygy (Vol. 3 No. 15)
246
Eddie Fields Quintile spectator removes five cards, four random and one is the thought-of selection, performer divines selection
Also published here 1997 105
William Thomas Hindsight spectator thinks of one of three objects, performer divines which one, body language method
2002
Syzygy (Vol. 5 No. 12)
407
Al Baker The Finger Points reading body language, thought-of card
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Book)
88
Al Baker The Saturday Evening Post Feat using memory, magazine test
  • First Method
  • Second Method
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means)
227
Robert Cassidy Blind Man's Bluff spectator thinks of a name and calls out five names, performer divines thought-of name, no props
Related to 2004 114
Ben Seward Flicker Determining the color of the thought of card by watching for the audience's eye flickering
2013 12
Ben Seward Sylilable Determining the suit of the thought of card by watching the timing of the audience's nods
2013 16
Ben Seward Count Determining the value of the thought of card by counting the timing of the audience's eye flickers
2013 22
Michael Murray The Comparative Uncertainty Principle (CUP's), system to detect if someone is thinking of a long or a short word
Related to 2014 192