145 entries in Mental Magic / Effects / Divination by Spectator
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Oswald Rae Psycho-Analysis performer divines card and thought-of name of a spectator by holding his wrist, then spectator divines thought of card from the performer and decided upon by another spectator
1928 77
Edward Bagshawe SYKO chips with numbers from 1 to 4 are placed inside four envelopes, spectator can chose envelope and name number, they match
1939
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 5)
14
R. M. Jamison Thumb Writer Telepathy telepathy presentation
July 1944 59
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley The Crystal Ball spectator sees selected word fro a newspaper clipping in a crystal ball, change bag
1947 59
C. L. Boarde Telephone Tests - Variation B apparently person at other end of the phone divines word, written on billet
1947 91
C. L. Boarde Projection - Variation A performer divines symbols and numbers written down by performer
1947 93
C. L. Boarde Projection - Variation B spectator divines projected symbol, written on billet
1947 94
C. L. Boarde Projection - Variation C spectator duplicates drawing, "be a good sport..."
1947 94
Felix Greenfield Brained! spectator divines a phone number from another spectator
Sep. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 160)
642
Milbourne Christopher Guided Thoughts two lists with rivers, performer and spectator mark all but one wit an X
1952 3
Aage Darling Figura spectator draws one of four symbols, the same as another spectator selected before
1953 36
The Amazing Maurice A Spectator Performs Telepathy spectator divines number from a bill by looking into a glass of water
1961 19
Robert A. Nelson Nelson's Notes ideas on routines where spectator divines number or cards with a crystal ball
1961 19
Lubor Fiedler Papier im Banne der Geometrie paper with colored stripe is cut in pieces, one blank stripe is added and shuffled among others, spectators choses blank piece
Related to 1963
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 24 No. 5)
78
George B. Anderson Here's Your Number spectator divines number, coding with word on cigarette
1968 10
George B. Anderson The Blackboard Gimmick submitting message secretly to spectator who divines thought of other spectator, using a blackboard for children
1968 13
George B. Anderson Let the Volunteer Do It transmitting message to spectator, using a hooked coin
1968 21
George B. Anderson Ultimate Dollar Bill Divination spectator divines serial number of Dollar bill
1968 36
Paul Maurer Lieben Sie Bach? paper with music notes is cut in six pieces, die is used to select piece and it's the empty one
Related to 1969
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 30 No. 2)
30
Ellison Poland Pseudo ESP-ology spectator guesses the color of five different-colored paper cards correctly from the back
Inspired by
  • "ESP-ology" (Syd Bergson, ca. 1963)
1969 213
Charles Ostin Trance Slate sliding slate used for a word divination by spectator
July 1973 637
Arthur Emerson A License to Lie license plate numbers written on name tags, special one is divined by other spectator
1973
Magick (Issue 67)
331
North Bigbee ESProjections inspired by a Kreskin performance, ESP sign is projected to audience, many receive it
1973
Magick (Issue 69)
342
Fredric Kolb Personal Experience twelve numbered blank cards, one is selected and signed, spectator divines number on it
1974
Magick (Issue 98)
487
Sam Dalal Women Can Tell... ESP deck, card selected and sealed in envelope, spectator divines symbol by looking into crystal ball
Related to 1974
Magick (Issue 116)
577
Gene Nielsen, Bascom Jones Psychic Lady person divines in which matchbox is her ring, mental version of bean monte
1976
Magick (Issue 149)
742
Sandy Spillman Psychic Minds spectator divines ESP symbol by looking into crystal ball
1976
Magick (Issue 153)
761
Dan Tong Quick and Easy three numbers are divined by audience / predicted by performer, on business cards
1976
Magick (Issue 156)
777
Burling Hull Crystal Ball Telepathy spectator sees name of card in crystal ball
1976 51
Karrell Fox Doodle Graphy word from a book, spectator doodles with eyes closed and second spectator divines thought of word from doodle
Also published here 1977
Magick (Issue 174)
867
Dr. Dan J. Alessini The Bold... cards with drawn symbols and words, spectator finds other spectator's selection
1977
Magick (Issue 175)
873
Harry Anderson The Anderson Effect spectator read mind of performer, number written on slate matches number written by performer on piece of paper
1977
Magick (Issue 182)
907
Bob Haines Mental Lock spectator divine secret number of combination lock, spectator's wallet and keys locked inside the box
1977
Magick (Issue 193)
963
George Kemp, Nita Kemp PK: By the Numbers bill in glass moves, then with aid of spectator part of serial number is divined
1978
Magick (Issue 213)
1061
Larry Becker Effect No. 3 five blank cards, name written on one side and cards turned over, spectator selects one and murder is written on side, it's the same card
1978 41
Stephen Tucker Sealed Future five red and five black cards are dealt by spectator into pairs, ESP presentation, color separation
1978 12
Bob Paul Memory "Curiosities"
ten cards with words, spectator is able to memorize their order
Variations 1979
The Chronicles (Issue 22)
1279
Dr. Dan J. Alessini SH-H-! 25 number card with numbers from one to five, spectator divines if numbers match or not
1979
Magick (Issue 233)
1161
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
Also published here 1979 132
Larry Becker Network ESP three tv-networks (ABC, CBS, NBC) cards put in envelopes as spectator wishes, ABC card form name of network
1979 150
Stephen Minch The Silver Key haunted key on second finger, key also turns on spectator's finger, signet is found by using key as pendulum, then key vanishes in box
Also published here 1979 21
Jerry K. Hartman Memorease "Curiosities"
ten cards with letters, spectator is able to memorize their order
Inspired byAlso published here 1980
The Chronicles (Issue 28)
1341
George B. Anderson, Jay Marshall Let The Audience Do It several ideas and mentalism routines with audience involvement, brief
1980 3
George B. Anderson Rabdomancy spectator look in goblet with water as divination tool, more a presentational idea
1980 8
Gene "Phantini" Grant Uncanny Impulses pencil run over card with letters and stops at several letters, letters form a word a second spectator is thinking of
1981 56
Gene "Phantini" Grant A Sense of Color five envelopes with different colored sheets, spectators guess them correctly
1981 77
Basil Horwitz Challenge Publicity E.S.P. five ESP symbols are sealed in envelopes and the envelopes are numbered, spectator divines symbols by matching them to a second set of ESP cards on the table
Also published here 1981 14
Gene "Phantini" Grant, Martin Gardner Key Word spectator divines word from a list and writes it down, it's the word the performer was sending
1981
Magick (Issue 282)
1408
Neil Somerville PSI-Brations X spectator divines special ticket, prediction in envelope, himber wallet
1981
Magick (Issue 299)
1493
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Crisp spectator has to guess, how many potato crisps are in a bag, he is right
1982 27
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson "Pen-Ultimate" x drawn on a business card and card shuffled with other cards, spectator locates the card
1982 42
Stephen Tucker Ear Ear spectator hears messages from unplugged head phones, to transmit thoughts
Feb. 1982
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 10)
180
Basil Horwitz ESP Mindreading Plus Mindcontrol spectator divines ESP card of other spectator
Also published here 1984 20
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
Neil Somerville Color Wheel colored pieces of cardboard placed inside envelopes, spectator choses a color and finds envelope with matching color
July 1984
Magick (Issue 334)
1669
Scott Davis Preferences spectator writes name on business cards, with left and right hand, then cards are placed inside envelopes and spectator finds right handed card
Mar. 1986
Magick (Issue 367)
1833
Robert Farrell And a Distant Vision spectator describes Tarot card which is unknown, "matching"
Oct. 1987
Magick (Issue 397)
1985
Stephen Minch The Silver Key key turns on hand, then on spectator's hand, the key on chain swings by itself over selected disk, then key is wrapped in paper and vanishes in flash of fire
Also published here 1987 31
Richard Webster Triskaidekaphoboia thirteen business cards with words written on one side, spectator selects only one with positive word
Apr. 1988
Magick (Issue 404)
2019
Loren Pankratz Love Affair using a couple, person writes name on paper and hides it in one of several film canister, partner locates it
Aug. 1988
Magick (Issue 409)
2041
Ted Karmilovich Sense-Sations! photos are placed inside envelopes, spectator selects one with sad story among happy pictures
VariationsAlso published here July 1989
Magick (Issue 425)
2123
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
Richard Webster Destination Unknown two piles of cards with holiday destinations, two spectator select same destination
Jan. 1990
Magick (Issue 433)
2163
Basil Horwitz Publicity ESP five ESP symbols are sealed in envelopes and the envelopes are numbered, spectator divines symbols by matching them to a second set of ESP cards on the table
Also published here July 1990
Intermagic (Vol. 15 No. 3)
100
Docc Hilford It's Still Ticking! divination of time by spectator setting time on watch
1990 9
Richard Webster Pointing the Bone out of this world, using pictures of aborigine, dead or alive, erasable pen
Apr. 1991
Magick (Issue 454)
2269
Basil Horwitz Gedankenlesen und Kontrolle spectator divines ESP card of other spectator
Also published here June 1991
Intermagic (Vol. 16 No. 2)
59
Jerry K. Hartman Memorease ten cards with letters, spectator is able to memorize their order
Also published here 1991 496
Ted Karmilovich Sense-Sations photos are placed inside envelopes, spectator selects one with sad story among happy pictures
Also published here 1991 40
Michael DeMarco Give Piece a Chance five envelopes with cut up paper puzzle, four are complete, spectator finds envelope where one piece is missing
Inspired by
  • Stewart James' "Shape of Things to Come"
Dec. 1992
The Minotaur (Vol. 4 No. 4)
9
Larry Becker Ultra Coinetic spectator divines what kind of coin is inside envelope, with variations
  • The Marketed Version
1992 393
Kurt Bai Mental 16 Training: Part 7 - Psychic Intuition explanation of mental training course, using colors
Variations July 1992
Vibrations (Vol. 15 No. 1)
4
Kurt Bai Color Cards in Mentalism various effects with four color cards which are placed inside envelopes
  • A real psychic test of the students
  • Demo of my psychic abilities
  • Test of one student
  • Making heroes of many students
July 1992
Vibrations (Vol. 15 No. 1)
5
Jim Magus, Charles "Cicardi" Scott Arcana: Sleeping Gypsy using Tarot cards, name of cards written on index card and correctly allocated by spectator
Inspired by Oct. 1992
Vibrations (Vol. 15 No. 4)
13
Martin Preston Mother Knows Best five mothers place a picture of their child in envelopes, they all find their correct envelope, numbered envelopes
Jan. 1993
Vibrations (Vol. 15 No. 7)
1
Basil Horwitz Spectator Turned Psychic spectator selects an ESP card, with help of the symbols on the case, a second spectator divines the card, the symbol was predicted as well
1994 19
Raimo Patronen Psychic Beer five tubes with numbers, four are eliminated and under remaining one is a beer, envelopes with numbers, spectator selects same number as one with beer
July 1994
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 1)
11
Leo Boudreau The Mind's Eye: Soul Mates cards in holder with words on the backs, spectator picks only two with same names, ambigram principle
Related to Sep. 1994
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 3)
10
Leo Boudreau The Mind's Eye: Soul Mate - Part 2 cards in holder with words on the backs, spectator picks only two with same names, ambigram principle
  • Subliminal Suggestion
  • Telepathy
Related to Oct. 1994
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 4)
10
Raimo Patronen Trust Your Intuition four envelopes with cards of different colors, spectator divines correct colors
Inspired by Oct. 1994
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 4)
12
Robert Cassidy The Psychological Forces objects found outside, with script
Also published here 1995 6
Lloyd E. Jones Ein Einmann-Gedankenlese-Akt two spectators on stage divine things, instant stooge message cards
Mar. 1995
Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 2)
65
Lee Woodside Not by Chance ESP deck, spectator tries to divine cards, high percentage of matches
1995
Syzygy (Vol. 2 No. 1)
89
Joe Lantiere Images from a Witch's Mirror spectator divines Tarot card when looking at dark mirror, sand frame
Jan./Feb. 1995
The Magic Menu (Vol. 5 No. 27)
307
Dr. Dan J. Alessini The Psychic Spectators a la "Neither Blind nor Silly", two spectator take a half each and divine other spectators selections
Related to June 1995
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 12)
1
Bev Bergeron Mental Murmors newspaper adverts pasted on index cards, selected one is divined by second spectator, voice recorder pen
1996
Syzygy (Vol. 2 No. 9)
125
Jack Dean Affinity polaroid picture of couple placed inside envelope and mixed with other envelopes, envelope is found by spectator
1996
Syzygy (Vol. 2 No. 12)
142
Doug Slater Spiritual Attraction one of several rings is selected, cut photo as prediction
Inspired by
  • James Delman's "Grave Decision"
1996
Syzygy (Vol. 3 No. 1)
179
Jim Steinmeyer, Orson Welles Dowsing and Divining
  • Conjuring
dowsing for water with several Foo Cans in a row (Orson Welles)
Nov. 1996
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 3)
73
Jim Steinmeyer Music Box Divination one of six songs chosen and one of six music boxes, they match
Nov. 1996
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 3)
74
Jim Steinmeyer The Psychic Trust
  • Conjuring
borrowed bill put in one of four numbered envelopes, spectator burns three of them by himself
Also published here
  • New Invocation, Oct. 1983
Dec. 1996
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 4)
79
Steve Beam Against All Odds spectator names amount of change in envelope, with variations
Inspired by
  • Chris "Doc" Dixon's "Change of Mind"
VariationsAlso published here
1997 1293
Larry White Hieroglyph-Trick cards with jewels and skeletons and snakes, spectator selects correct one, erasable ink
Nov. 1997 5
Mark Strivings 50-50-50 Chance which hand done by performer, spectator always guesses right
Jan./Feb. 1997
The Magic Menu (Vol. 7 No. 39)
453
Bruce Bernstein The Opener "major effect", three psychological forces with entire audience, framed to give logical reasons for the decisions
Also published here 1999 1
J. T. Knight Hue Clue three different-colored silk in three glasses, one chosen, another spectator divines the choice
Related to 2000 102
Steve Beam Against All Odds spectator names amount of change in envelope, with variations
Also published here 2001 38
Chuck Hickok Demonstration Five: Anything Can Be Learned spectator divines symbol, number and word from other spectator, dotted information
2002 107
Juan Tamariz Collective Telepathy divination of name written on a billet, whole audience divines the name
  • First Routine
  • Second Routine
Oct. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 10)
52
Philip T. Goldstein Normal Mailer six addressed envelopes, the spectator chooses the only one addressed to him
Related toAlso published here Mar./Apr. 2003
The Penumbra (Issue 6)
10
Anthony Owen Who Wants to Be a Magician? "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" theme, comedy questions and answers on cards, spectator always selects correct answer
Also published here 2003 8
Alain Nu Commercial Break three phase routine with stack of business cards, first a card is signed and cut to by spectator then it is placed next to a special card, and as a climax spectator guesses position of certain card
Inspired by
  • Richard Webster's "You Must Be Psychic"
Related to
  • Alain Nu's "Mind Over Matter"
2003 26
Philip T. Goldstein Normal Mailer six addressed envelopes, the spectator chooses the only one addressed to him
Also published here 2004 3
Philip T. Goldstein Normal Mailer six addressed envelopes, the spectator chooses the only one addressed to him
Also published here 2004 4
Philip T. Goldstein Normal Mailer six addressed envelopes, the spectator chooses the only one addressed to him
Also published here 2004 4
Philip T. Goldstein Normal Mailer six addressed envelopes, the spectator chooses the only one addressed to him
Also published here 2004 4
Robert Cassidy Performance Details - The Psychological Forces objects found outside, with script
Also published here 2004 13
Robert Cassidy Remote Viewing sender in other room with assistant selects one of several designs, spectators in other room receive image
2004 49
Paolo Cavalli, Massimo Tira Patetogy number from one to nine secretly written on card by spectator, then same numbers are written on nine pieces of paper and all eliminated but one which matches
2004 18
Bruce Bernstein The Force of Psychology - Effect #1 bag with different colored billets, some with names of animals, numbers etc. some are selected and spectator try to transmit the thoughts to the audience which mostly receive them
Also published here 2004 15
Docc Hilford E'Voque seven random objects are placed on the table and a spectator secretly writes down one object, second spectator selects matching object, thorough Equivoque explanation
  • Step1: The Items
  • Step 2: The Prediction
  • Step 3: The Set-Up
  • Step 4: The First Line
  • Step 5: The Second Line
  • Step 5: The Third Line
  • Opening Patter
  • Afterthoughts
2005 7
Docc Hilford Super Secret Bonus Routine: Hypnotorious spectator write down various action test, person is apparently hypnotized and divines actions by doing them, a la Hot Seat
2005 34
Paolo Cavalli Beer-It Twice dated 2004, three bags with bottles, spectator guesses brand of beer and in which bag bottle is, other bags are shown empty
2005 35
Patrik Kuffs Invisible Touch a spectator divines a chosen finger (from a drawing) by feeling a sensation in it
Dec. 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 12)
28
Max Gordon Slightly Off Target during show spectators name two-digit numbers, later one is closest to a prediction and in the prediction is a description of that spectator
Inspired by 2007 70
Carl Montada Pendel, die Zweite spectator finds box with water among seven boxes with pendulum
2008 10
Stephen Minch The Silver Key key turns on hand, then on spectator's hand, the key on chain swings by itself over selected disk, then key is wrapped in paper and vanishes in flash of fire
Also published here 2009 55
Oliver Meech Truly Invisible Deck Spectator reads the mind of another spectator, divine which card has been reversed in an imaginary deck, no cards used
2010 44
Oliver Meech Swinger Swinging locket on a chain divines which photo is the performer's grandfather
2010 48
Andy Nyman Atonement spectator writes down a name and puts it either in a book of life or death (without seeing which is which), life is chosen, and performer divines the name
2010 159
Barrie Richardson The Eye of the Target imaginary book test, spectator names books and makes up page number and word on billet, word matches prediction and page number divined by a spectator, spectator's billet switched in for prediction
Inspired by
  • "Mental Target Practice" (Barrie Richardson, The Magician, Feb. 2005)
Related to
  • "Dead Name Duplication" (Theodore Annemann, Thayer's Trick of the Month Club, 1932)
2011 71
Jon Armstrong The Kids' Table color of crayon behind back is divined, repeated by a spectator
2011 32
Ted Karmilovich Sensations photos in envelopes, spectator finds envelope which depicts place where accident happened, with newspaper clipping
2011 7
Christoph Borer Ads of this World out of this world with advertising brochures, one have a cross the other a check mark
Related to 2012 4
Bruce Bernstein The Opener "major effect", three psychological forces with entire audience, framed to give logical reasons for the decisions
Also published here 2012 24
Bruce Bernstein The Force of Psychology - Effect #1 bag with different colored billets, some with names of animals, numbers etc. some are selected and spectator try to transmit the thoughts to the audience which mostly receive them
Also published here 2012 26
Brian Curry Wishing Well spectator writes a wish on index card which is lost in other cards, spectator divines it with help of performer
Inspired by 2012 12
Robert Cassidy The Nameless Secret two people select same city, using Atlas and cards with names of cities
2013 316
Dr. Stanley Jaks Bubble Bubble small tablet is put in water, starts to bubble and in the end spectator can name selection when looking into glass, Alka-Seltzer
Inspired byAlso published here
  • "Bubble Bubble" in "Pentagram" February, 1950
2014 111
Colin McLeod Double Card Prediction Essay two cards placed on two chairs, two spectators divine card, one by selecting the same card from a deck and one by just naming it
2014 70
Colin McLeod The Dunninger Ploy thoughts and ideas with the Dunninger Ploy
  • Invisible Deck
  • Train of Thoughts (Lee Earle)
  • Confabulation
2014 74
Michael Murray Between the Lines a story/scene is created, torn page matches with the decisions of spectator
2014 72
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
Related toVariations 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 Die Reiseprospekte out of this world with travel brochures, one have a cross the other a check mark
Related to 2016 30
Christoph Borer Kloincidence matching routine with toilet signs, male / female
2016 39
Andy (The Jerx) Limitless Ahead One Ahead type of routine, spectator is apparently given heightened senses (hearing, smell etc.), able to guess what magician did
2016 69
Andy (The Jerx) Cryptophasia Effect where spectator is apparently your long-lost twin, proven by spectator knowing a secret language only known by twins
2016 157
Andy (The Jerx) The Mad Libs Ploy Spectator randomly chooses words from a deck, predicts an illiusion that the magician's grandfather designed
2016 291
Anthony Owen Who Wants to Be a Magician? "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" theme, comedy questions and answers on cards, spectator always selects correct answer
Also published here 2017 199
Ted Karmilovich The Three Pellet Test performer and spectator each have three paper balls with written colors, matching routine, repeated with names of stooges and the words show, movie and theater
  • The Golf Pencil and Other Subtleties
Related to
  • "Ghostly Influence" (Clettis Musson, The New Encyclopedic Dictionary of Mentalism, Volume Two, p. 5)
2017 1
Christoph Borer Runen-Memory two sets of identical rune stones, matching routine with spectator
2018 244
Kieron Johnson Taste the Rainbow spectator guesses color of skittles candy, rest are all another named color
2018 78
Markus Beldig, Neal Scryer The Scryer ideas - and my additions applications for "The BBB Peek"
  • a) dream destination divined
  • b) spectators divine a place written in an envelope by another spectator
  • c) Decision Time (divination with a yes/no question)
Inspired by
  • routine in "Black & White" (Neal Scryer)
  • "Effects with Cards", "Flipping Cards" (Little Black Book, Neal Scryer)
2019 17
Markus Beldig WatchCraft spectators's watches put in five envelopes, one spectator finds his own watch, the rest assigned by performer
2019 19