420 entries in Pen/Pencil / Nail Writer / Swami
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Henry Slade Slade's Geistertafel piece of chalk under nail of thumb, or sticky invisible writing and chalk powder
Related to Nov. 1897
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 5)
Die Stiftspange nail writer, for slate, only on finger tip
Related to Jan. 1902
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 1)
Die Stiftplatte nail writer, for slate, only on finger tip
Jan. 1902
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 1)
Louis Nikola The Telepathogram Magician divines thought of card, and writing appears on paper that divines position of card in the deck
1927 54
Theodore Annemann A Rule of the Thumb book / magazine test
1934 8
Theodore Annemann The New Nile Divination a spectator thinks of a two digit number, random numbers are added, the sum match with the thought of number
1935 10
Theodore Annemann Triple Coercion color, card and number are named and predicted, only number free choice, nail writer
Related toVariationsAlso published here June 1936
The Jinx (Issue 21)
Telepathy? performer marks a card on the face, it is the one named by spectator, nail writer
1937 300
Robert Parrish Duo Telepathy coding with thumb/nail writer on chalk
Also published here Feb. 1937
The Jinx (Issue 29)
Theodore Annemann My Own Swami Test predicting anything, pocket writing
Related toAlso published here Oct. 1937
The Jinx (Issue 37)
Dr. Jacob Daley Ultra Addition
Related toAlso published here Nov. 1937
The Jinx (Issue 38)
Robert Parrish Slate Psychics chosen card predicted on slate, then design duplication, using slate nail writer
Related to 1937 20
Franklin M. Chapman Psychic Slate Mystery predictions of two selected cards on slate, chalk swami
Dec. 1938
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 6)
Charles Hopkins 8 - Use a thumb writer. How to use thumb writer to get out of sticky situations
1940 24
Joseph Ovette The Whispering Thought assistant in other room divines card
1940 11
Vivian St. John Disembodied C.P.A. lady from audience is blindfolded and reveals a result from a calculation
June 1943 153
Leon Maguire Thumb Nail Writer pencil to hold nail writer
Oct. 1943 19
Paul Morris A Miracle of Coincidence performer writes number and name on unknown card, spectator selects same card again
Oct. 1943 19
William S. Houghton "Blue Pencil" Book Test spectator opens book behind back near center and makes a cross on the page, another spectator finds that cross and performer divines the word that is closest
1943 17
Louis Tannen Tri-Umph prediction of a number, written on paper in envelope
May 1944 248
George Starke The Thumbnail Writer on the problem of bad handwriting, automatic writing
May 1944
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 1 No. 12)
R. M. Jamison Thumb Writer Telepathy telepathy presentation
July 1944 59
Jean Hugard, Herbert Hood Dice Production and Tricks 1. Production of a dice (with a handkerchief)
2. A mind reading trick (with a handkerchief)
3. Dipping into the future (prediction on a business card, by Herbert Hood)
Aug. 1944 64
Theodore Annemann My Own Swami Test predicting anything, pocket writing
Also published here 1944 145
Theodore Annemann Triple Coercion color, card and number are named and predicted, only number free choice, nail writer
Also published here 1944 147
Dr. Jacob Daley Ultra Addition
  • Dr. Daley's Variation with Mechanical Slate
Related toAlso published here 1944 196
Robert Parrish Duo Telepathy coding with thumb/nail writer on chalk
Also published here 1944 202
Ronald B. Edwards Bi-Mentalism card is pushed in a deck, named card is found next to it, two versions:
1. Stack and nail writer
2. Svengali
1945 80
Robert A. Nelson, Dr. H. Walter Grote The Twenty-First Stunner ungaffed
Inspired by 1945 23
William Larsen Subtle Prediction Idea prediction in envelope, held by assistant
1945 49
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Maurice Zolotow, Dai Vernon, Bert Allerton, Annemann's use of the nail writer, Tom Osborne, Jay Marshall
Mar. 1945 323
Bruce Elliott Silver Walls piece of paper is put between two coins, any number appears on the paper
Related to May 1945 336
C. L. Boarde Prepositions word and position is predicted in a newspaper, spectator can chose publishing date
May 1945 342
Al 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
Superba Prediction nail writer
1945/27 214
Ronald B. Edwards Predic 222 method for calculating quicker than spectator
Oct. 1947 547
Robert Craig The Ball Point Pen Swami ink
Related to 1948
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948)
George B. Anderson The "Truth or Consequences" Prediction comedy routine, prediction what spectator A does to spectator B, and performer knows their names
1949 29
George Schindler Tic-Tac-Toe prediction of a field
Sep. 1949 743
Felix Korim Publicity Stunt Prediction low tech
Apr. 1949 4
Al Baker Thought Transmission performer makes spectator write certain numbers, pencil reading, nail writer on first finger tip
Also published here 1949 37
Bill Woodfield Automatic Writing automatic writing turns out to be the selected card, way to write in mirror writing, see also p. 842
VariationsAlso published here Aug. 1950 838
George Schindler One in a Million one card is marked with an X, spectator selects exactly that card
July 1951 934
Toni Koynini One Pound Revelation pound note between cardboards, name of free selection appears on note, then card itself appears between boards
  • Alternative Routine - With Borrowed Cards
1951 27
Dr. William Weyeneth Die restaurierte Trick-Ruine add a number idea, using nail writer, idea from American magazine
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 12 No. 4&5)
Aage Darling The Marked Card spectator makes a cross on a card behind his back, other spectator finds the card by selecting it from a fan
1953 49
Dick Piser The Fifth Card selected ESP card is predicted on piece of paper
Nov. 1953 1176
Harlan Tarbell, Frank Butler Envelope Prediction nail writer, anything predicted in three envelopes one into the other
1954/27 225
Robert Parrish Duo Telepathy coding with thumb/nail writer on chalk
1956 4
Tony Corinda Different Types of Writers A. Described as "The Swami Gimmick"
B. Described as "C" Type
C. Described as The Band Writer
D. Described as the Overnail Writer
E. Described as an "Adhesive Writer" (Eric Mason's Boon)
F. Described as The Thumbtip Nailwriter
Related to 1958 4
Tony Corinda Points to Consider with All Types on nail writer
1958 6
Tony Corinda How to Use Your Swami Gimmick
1958 6
Tony Corinda (a) Getting the Gimmick Into Position For Use swami holdouts, and where to ditch it afterwards
1958 6
Tony Corinda (b) How to Handle the Gimmick When It Is On
1958 8
Tony Corinda (c) How to Write On - The Right Type of Card
1958 8
Tony Corinda (d) How to Hold the Card Before, During and After Writing
1958 8
An Opening Effect of Mentalism number is predicted, written on a card
1958 9
Tony Corinda (e) The Technique of Writing
1958 10
Tony Corinda (f) The Style of Writing and What to Write
1958 10
Tony Corinda Section Two: Special Techniques
1958 11
Tony Corinda (a) The Use of Different Colours
1958 11
Theodore Annemann (b) The Window Envelope in combination with a swami
1958 12
Tony Corinda (c) The Carbon Impression Technique for sealed envelopes, also with "No Carbon Required" paper
Related to 1958 12
Tony Corinda (d) The Ink Writer
1958 13
Tony Corinda (e) Preparation of the Prediction for window envelopes and other swami predictions
1958 13
Tony Corinda (f) The Fingernail best length to wear a swami and the treatment of it
1958 14
Tony Corinda (g) Alternative Methods of Holding the Card
Related to
  • Frank Chapman and Ralph Read's "20 Stunners with a Nailwriter", 1944
1958 14
Tony Corinda (h) The Visible Pencil
1958 15
Tony Corinda Section Three: Modesty and Mentalism Mixed exceptional uses of nail writer, Henry Slade, Madam Dis Debar, Carl Franks, Keeler, Chung Ling Soo
1958 16
Tony Corinda No. 1. The Spectator as the Telepathist spectator receives performer's number figure by figure
1958 17
Tony Corinda No. 2. First Variation of the No. 1 Principle spectator receives a thought of name
1958 17
Tony Corinda, Burling Hull No. 3. Second Variation of the No. 1 Principle slip of paper is sealed between two pennies, spectator receives a though of date
1958 17
Tony Corinda No. 4. Straight to the Point thought of number or amount of change is predicted
1958 18
Tony Corinda No. 5. A Stage Trick color, city and date are predicted on three numbered cards
1958 18
Tony Corinda No. 6. spectator is selected with ping pong ball, named place is predicted in an envelope
1958 18
Tony Corinda No. 7. A Card Trick unknown card is marked with initials of the spectator, who finds that card by coincidence
1958 19
Al Baker No. 8. Living and Dead.
1958 19
Tony Corinda No. 9. A Close up Quickie date of a coin is predicted
1958 19
Tony Corinda No. 10. Two Person Telepathy medium in other room gets a selected word from a book
Inspired by
  • Frank Chapman and Ralph Read's "20 Stunners with a Nailwriter", 1944
1958 19
No. 11. A Mediumistic Effect message from a dead person
Related to
  • Joseph Rinn's " Searchlight of Psychical Research", 1954
1958 20
Tony Corinda No. 12. Time and Space, An Informal Effect imaginary trip
1958 20
Tony Corinda, Eric Mason No. 13. The Card in Glass card with prediction put in a glass, hole in glass
Related to 1958 21
Tony Corinda No. 14. The Week Ahead Prediction window envelope in second envelope, sent prediction
1958 21
Tony Corinda No. 15. Another Publicity Stunt sent prediction of the name of an audience member
1958 22
Aage Darling, Tony Corinda No. 16. The Seven Chairs
Inspired byVariations 1958 22
Tony Corinda No. 17. Any Date of the Year two calendars, spectator and performer mark the same date
1958 22
Tony Corinda 18. The White Swami writing appears between two slates
1958 22
Tony Corinda No. 19. The Sex Detector sent prediction of the sex of a baby
1958 23
Tony Corinda No. 20. Headline Predictions
1958 23
Tony Corinda No. 21. Topical Effects prediction of sport results
1958 23
Tony Corinda No. 22. A First Class Newspaper Test selected word of a newspaper is predicted
1958 23
Tony Corinda No. 23. Dartboard Prediction prediction of the total score
1958 24
Tony Corinda No. 24. Matches or Cigarettes prediction of the amount of spectator's cigarettes or matches
1958 24
Tony Corinda (5) The Swami and the Pencil performer writes a prediction, spectator writes the same
1958 34
Tony Corinda (9) The Swami Gimmick short, referring to Step One
1958 95
Tony Corinda (2) Quadruplication one card is selected from a face up deck and signed, card is predicted with several ways, only odd back, written in an envelope and another odd card duplicate in performer's pocket. Routine includes the No-Gag (Maurice Fogel)
1958 103
Tony Corinda (7) Novel Adaption of the "Card in Balloon" prediction of a number is inside a balloon
1958 113
Tony Corinda (16) Double-Impact Prediction card is named and a position, the position is written on an envelope and the card is inside
1958 120
Tony Corinda (5) The Bartender's Nightmare! divination of a serial number, blindfolded
1958 150
Tony Corinda (1) The Lady is a Mindreader medium gets thought of card, date on a coin and date of birth
1959 263
Eric Mason (5) Misdirectional Womentalism card, number and city are predicted with beautiful assistant and bra-trick
1959 266
Tony Corinda (22) The Dead Hand Writes dead hand in a box marks billet with the dead name
1959 293
Dr. A Impromptu Swami Writer
1959 32
Roy Fromer Nail Writer Gimic
1959 32
Tony Corinda Visiting Card Gimmick numbers printed on business card, spectator thinks of one, that on was crossed by performer
1960 382
Frank Potts Triple Test blindfolded medium finds selected card and reveals thought of number and color
1960 81
Will Dexter Mentalist's Holdall holdouts for nail writer
1960 108
Jochen Zmeck Der Bogenschütze spectator shoots three times with small toy bow and arrow, score predicted
Inspired by
  • "Four-Score" (Howard P. Albright, Tops, July 1948)
1960 31
Robert A. Nelson The "Impossible" Prediction prediction of anything named, on a piece of paper, two versions
1961 8
Dr. Spencer Thornton Predicted Action prediction of any actions a performer wants to perform in front of the audience
1961 36
Thomas Alan Waters Subliminal Imagery with Ishihara color plates, spectator sees a correct number where he cannot see one
Also published here Mar. 1961 247
Dr. Stanley Jaks Sie machen das, was ich auch machen werde spectator and performer make a cross on a page in a book with the same title, it's the same page
Also published here 1961 38
Ned Rutledge Thumb-Thing to Write With thumb tip writer, handling and construction
1967 42
Ned Rutledge The Instant Darkroom thought of symbol, number and letter appear on blank cards
Also published here 1967 43
Al Koran Card Prediction marked deck, prediction with nail writer
1968 95
James A. Conley Madam Fifi's Haunted House writing appears on signed paper, feather moves inside toy house
Magick (Issue 8)
Dr. E. Raymond Carlyle After Glow banded slates, message appears
Magick (Issue 11)
Paul Siegel In Good Time times set with watches, prediction
1972 27
Charles "Cicardi" Scott The Mimic Brain prediction of color, city, and number, on one card, spectator's card in envelope
Magick (Issue 65)
Billy McComb Thoughts on the Thumb-Writer and a few tips thrown in boon writer
  • Magnetic Hold-Out
  • Replacing the Writer
  • A Stunt
1972 65
Billy McComb The Date on the Coin
1972 67
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Psycho Supreme No. 214, thought-of card predicted on business card
1972 53
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Swami Book Test No. 254, medium divines chosen paragraph
1972 64
Swami Gimmick No. 435, using swami to underline a word as prediction, ditch with thread
1972 125
Card At Predicted Number No. 472, position filled in with nail writer
1972 132
Dr. Jacob Daley Spirit Slate New Wrinkle And Presentation No. 483
Related to 1972 134
Charles Cameron Demon Doll voodoo doll on cardboard, prediction of name, color and body part
Magick (Issue 88)
Barrie Richardson ...678 named three digit number from a bill is found in a wallet, written on a card
Also published here Sep. 1974
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 1)
Bascom Jones Match-Write prediction of change inside cover of book of matches
Magick (Issue 94)
Richard Lyn Mind Mirror name secretly written on paper sealed in envelope appears on paper
Magick (Issue 97)
Karl Fulves The Folded Prophecy nail writer, through envelope, carbon paper
1975 412
Francis Carlyle Nai Writer brief historical note
1975 123
The Three Digit Miracle of Calder performer reads spectator's mind and vice versa
1975 124
Basil Horwitz The Burning Question bill in one of five envelopes, spectator names a number and finds bill, other envelopes are burnt
Variations 1975
Magick (Issue 142)
Barrie Richardson From A Mentalist's Notebook ideas on mentalism, Q&A, nail writer
June 1976
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 10)
Philip T. Goldstein Tephramantic Brainwave card written on a piece of paper and burnt, ashes rubbed on an envelope and the name of the card appears, inside the envelope is a deck with the chosen card reversed, wax swami
1976 8
Ronnie Gann It's About Time! time is set behind back and put in envelope, time is divined
Magick (Issue 147)
Dr. E. Raymond Carlyle Nail Writer tips on using a nail writer
Magick (Issue 153)
Dan Tong Quick and Easy three numbers are divined by audience / predicted by performer, on business cards
Magick (Issue 156)
Jack Bridwell PSI-Q lead of pencil in crumpled paper, named number appears, paper moves
Magick (Issue 160)
Sandy Spillman It's a Date calendar card, performer circles thought of date
Magick (Issue 162)
Burling Hull Thought Transference Superb word and number predicted with different-colored pencils, presented as "spectator reads minds", carbon-paper and swami with metal point instead of writing tip
1976 25
Philip T. Goldstein, Henry Hardin, William Lindsay Gresham Satan's Nightmare prediction of tarot card and three digit number
Inspired by 1977 10
Philip T. Goldstein The Psychic Bartender named drink one is thought of and divined
1977 12
Al Mann Fifth Row Center Aisle divination of a word and prediction of position on page, several books
1977 9
Marvin Miller Destiny's Disciple waiter in restaurant writes number on paper, which is later divined
Inspired byRelated to 1977
Magick (Issue 173)
Marvin Miller Target prediction in form of circle on business card, card is pinned by spectator exactly through circle
Variations 1977
Magick (Issue 174)
Jack Bridwell Target 2 Target with drawn Voodoo doll
Inspired byAlso published here 1977
Magick (Issue 176)
Harry Anderson The Anderson Effect spectator read mind of performer, number written on slate matches number written by performer on piece of paper
Magick (Issue 182)
Philip T. Goldstein Zap-Master card and number predicted on jumbo card
Magick (Issue 195)
Philip T. Goldstein Card In Mind card prediction, blanko card with message is presented as playing card
Jan. 1978
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 5)
Al Mann An Opener prediction written on a card, and card is folded, move to turning card over and presenting the outside as the inside, with special paper clip by Bruce Elliott
Inspired by 1978 8
Tom Zoss The Zoss... Button-Writer button on coat as alternative nail writer
Magick (Issue 217)
Hanussen Brain-Child prediction of ESP card, initialed envelope
Magick (Issue 220)
Philip T. Goldstein Windowshopper shopping prediction in envelope
1979 3
Thomas Alan Waters The Psychic Coercion of the Interrupted Schoolboy slate in envelope, first the name of a card appears then a number, flap, Mental Masterpiece gimmick, chalk band-writer
Related to 1979
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue New Thoughts For Old)
Leslie Anderson Chance! named card is found on position which is the same number as the price written on the box
Related to 1979
Magick (Issue 232)
Henry H. Fields Twist! presentation idea for divination of a number with a nail writer
Magick (Issue 246)
Karrell Fox Foxes Foney Fickle Finger fake finger for nail writing with bigger line with crayon
1979 128
Karrell Fox Voodoo Prophecy spectator pushed pin in voodoo doll, predicted on drawn doll
1979 143
Karrell Fox A Real "Live" Doll one spectator touches another one anywhere, predicted on drawn figure
1979 144
Karrell Fox "Daddy" one of five spectators selected (as father of a baby doll), predicted on card
1979 144
Der Daumenspitzen-Nagelschreiber thumb tip swami
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
Philip T. Goldstein Data date is predicted
May 1980
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 5)
Neil Somerville In Anticipation
June 1980
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 6)
George B. Anderson Pendulum ESP Test prediction, spectator choses ESP card with pendulum
1980 23
El Duco Bill Prediction five numbered envelopes in glasses, remaining envelope contains bill and remaining number is predicted
1980 9
George Kemp Secrets substitute for nail writer, with index cards, secret writing method
Magick (Issue 248)
Henry H. Fields The Rose prediction of a name, presentation
Magick (Issue 257)
Jack Kent Tillar Swami different design for nail writer / Swami
Magick (Issue 261)
Steve Beam Holy Writing gags using pen
1980 16
Uriah Fuller 2. Duplicating Drawings further methods, including small mirror
1980 29
Uriah Fuller 12. Nail Writers any item in the room predicted
1980 65
Al Mann The Name in the Vault prediction in wallet, Bombshell Wallet
1981 14
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 word
Related to 1981 1
Al Mann Mightier than the Sword views on the Swami Gimmick
1981 3
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
1981 3
Al Mann At the Table prediction of a name
1981 4
Al Mann, Robert Gysel Gysel's Gimmick swami gimmick variation
1981 4
Al Mann Misdirection ways to cover the writing of a nail writer
  • In a Book ( window cut)
  • The Bookshelf (window cu)
  • In the Glass (Corinda / Mason)
Related to 1981 5
Al Mann The Time Piece named number or card is written in a pocket watch
1981 6
Al Mann The AME Double-Writer
1981 7
Al Mann Invisible Door gaffed book, for using a nail writer
1981 8
Al Mann The Long Writers swami on a stick
1981 10
Al Mann The Big Writer named number predicted on a pad in a box, knee writer
1981 11
Throw-Away Swamis
1981 11
Al Mann, Joseph Dunninger Dunninger's Mind Warp anecdote of Dunninger convincing everybody not using a nail writer
1981 12
Gene "Phantini" Grant It Is an Incredible Coincidence some blank cards are cut and put in pocket, several billets with numbers, spectator choses one and it matches the amount of cut cards, with Larry Becker's "Ghost Image" Deck
1981 43
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
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Peg O'Mind spectator solves puzzle, prediction of ending
Magick (Issue 280)
Philip T. Goldstein Cubicle spectator scrambles Rubik's cube and throws it, number of yellow squares on top predicted
Also published here 1981
Magick (Issue 287)
Philip T. Goldstein Con-Test spectator try to divine number, prediction states who is closer to the number and how far off
Inspired byAlso published here 1981
Magick (Issue 293)
Dr. Stanley Jaks Die Dr. Jaks Vorhersage three-digit number predicted, pad with hole
Dec. 1981
Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 4)
Dr. Stanley Jaks E.S.P. five ESP cards, one openly marked on back, spectator thinks of one, it is shown to be the one with the mark
Also published here
  • "ESP" (Sphinx, Dec. 1952)
Dec. 1981
Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 4)
Thomas Alan Waters Pastell past life presentation for a Swami Test, no method
Related to 1982
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr)
Thomas Alan Waters Optionail three spectator's count their change, name and amount of the one who has the most is predicted, other applications of the principle
Inspired by
  • Sam Dalal's "Magical Musings" in "Swami" Vol. 3, No. 30.
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm)
Thomas Alan Waters, Sam Dalal, James G. Thompson Jr. Indiair method for two-phase prediction, window envelope
Inspired by 1982
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm)
Thomas Alan Waters Flipout prepared Himber Wallet for prediction and as a peek wallet
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm)
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Boon History
Related to 1982 1
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Misdirection example of a number prediction
1982 4
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Hold Outs for the boon nail writer
1982 5
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson The Writing nail writer for pocket writing
1982 6
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Body Writing
1982 7
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Wrist Writing secret writing method
1982 7
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Watch Thing secret writing idea, idea for Koran medaillon
1982 8
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Variety and Diversity of Uses for the Boon
  • Introduction
  • Boon Writing and Audience Size
1982 11
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Types of Demonstrations
  • Mind-Reading (Two Types)
  • Predictions
  • Mind Control
  • Guessing Stunts
  • "Starting Device"
  • Occult
  • Variety of Revelations
  • Conclusion
1982 12
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson A Boon for All Seasons prediction of the birthday and a number
1982 19
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Matchbox number prediction with a matchbox
1982 20
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson 678 named three digit number from a bill is found in a wallet, written on a card
Also published here 1982 21
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Domino prediction with imaginary domino game
1982 23
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Beermat prediction on split coaster
1982 24
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Dartboard prediction of total in a darts game
Related to 1982 24
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson The Undisturbed Deck Prediction spectator cuts cards, two cards are predicted, three variations
1982 25
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 VedooVoodoo voodoo prediction, spot where the needle is pushed in
1982 28
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Birthday Card birthday divination with card, month and day are crossed out
1982 28
Ned Rutledge File Box message in a box, writing method
Related to 1982 29
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Cinders several paper balls, on is selected, the other are out of flash paper and are burned, the selected one has a prediction written on it
1982 29
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Music prediction of a note, played on a piano
1982 31
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson, Amedeo Vacca Monteboon three coins monte, line drawn with pencil
1982 31
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Eye Reading word is divined letter by letter, based on a U.F. Grant idea
1982 33
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson "Bill Divination" several bills in a bowl, one is selected and number divined
1982 37
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Impossible Card Divination
1982 40
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson "Pen-Ultimate" x drawn on a business card and card shuffled with other cards, spectator locates the card
1982 42
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Thought Projection Effect three information are predicted on a paper, paper is inside of a balloon
Related to 1982 43
Philip T. Goldstein Cubicle spectator scrambles Rubik's cube and throws it, number of yellow squares on top predicted
Also published here 1982 19
Rev. John "Jack" Keenan Ripper Amok number divination of a bill and prediction with a office spike
1982 10
David Ashton, Nikko 60-Second 'Payoff' chosen jumbo ESP card has mark on the back
Feb. 1982
Magick (Issue 302)
John Carney Got You Under My Skin handling for a nail writer prediction
1983 50
Thomas Alan Waters Janussum two person write down a number, sum prediction on a slate (Rashomon Principle)
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychl)
Thomas Alan Waters Trancescript approach to Q&A
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychl)
Time, Predicted! No. 38, with an alarm clock
1983 11
Stephen Tucker Letraset magician's gag, prediction faking to write with a nail writer
Jan. 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 21)
Dr. E. Raymond Carlyle Change 'Plus' prediction of change total in spectator's pocket
Feb. 1983
Magick (Issue 315)
Barrie Richardson Minds In Unison random objects collected and one chosen, one letter chosen, both predicted
Also published here Apr. 1983
Magick (Issue 318)
Sandy Spillman Heaven Knows names of zodiacs printed on back of business card, prediction of spectator's zodiac
Oct. 1983
Magick (Issue 324)
Faucett Ross The Faucett W. Ross Handling
Inspired byVariations 1983 19
Jeff Busby Another Handling Using the Nail Writer
Inspired by 1983 20
Thomas Alan Waters Twinner card is secretly written down, deck dealt and position of card predicted
Related to 1984
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk)
Thomas Alan Waters Twindow two decks, one is cut and card turned over, both deck are dealt until face up cards, same card on same position in other deck, position is predictet
Inspired by 1984
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk)
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)
Al Mann Weird Prophecy sum is predicted, numbers by telephone and from audience member, prediction is put in a dog clip and held by spectator
1984 3
Basil Horwitz One Hundred and Forty Thousand Six Hundred and Eight to One with a number deck, number is selected unseen and put in envelope, playing card is selected and found at wished position in third deck, spectator can wish if counted from top or bottom
Also published here 1984 30
Basil Horwitz Challenge Bank Note Mindreading several bills are collected and sealed in envelopes, spectator choses one and serial number is divined
VariationsAlso published here 1984 57
Carl T. Dreher Calendar Card calendar card, named birthday is encircled
Inspired by 1984 118
Dr. Stanley Jaks Master Secret of the Swami three digit number test, spectator first gets one right, then two and finally the complete number
Variations 1984 4
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Ultra Prediction name of city predicted in envelope
1984 4
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Odyssey 2 card is pinned at one of ten position, marked with x on the back as prediction, 2001 Space Odyssey theme
Jan. 1984
Magick (Issue 327)
Barrie Richardson ...678 named three digit number from a bill is found in a wallet, written on a card
Also published here Mar. 1984
Magick (Issue 329)
Philip T. Goldstein Olympicks X made in one of the olympic rings, prediction
Apr. 1984
Magick (Issue 330)
Neil Somerville "...a psychic ability..." prediction of number circled from serial number of a bill
May 1984
Magick (Issue 331)
Denny Laub, Gary Inglese Swami Reva spectator apparently reads thoughts of performer, shape inside a shape, color and number
June 1984
Magick (Issue 332)
Stan Shultz Pop It self-made nail writer, pop-top tab
July 1984
Magick (Issue 334)
Ray Grismer Utility Device business card case, to peek or add information for prediction
Aug. 1984
Magick (Issue 336)
Eric Mason Boon-Doggle prediction of chosen letter
Sep. 1984
Magick (Issue 338)
Neil Somerville The Astro Connection cards with Zodiac signs in numbered envelopes, spectator names a number and inside is the card with his zodiac sign, extra prediction of number and zodiac
Sep. 1984
Magick (Issue 339)
Rich Bloch Card Sense prediction of a freely selected card, written on business card
Oct. 1984
Magick (Issue 340)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Psi-Kazoo different colored Kazoo (instruments), chosen one is predicted in envelope, humorous routine
Nov. 1984
Magick (Issue 342)
Leo Kostka Dark Eyes prediction of initials and age on folded slip, inside Himber Wallet, post-it
Dec. 1984
Magick (Issue 343)
Stephen Minch New Wave Precognition prediction of a record and its prize, list with sixteen bands
1984 39
Edward Marlo Solution To Jaks? number, card and word chosen and one-by-one written on blank cards, all match, two methods
Related to 1984 56
Robert Cassidy Pocket Writing with LePaul on pocket writing, combined with the LePaul Wallet
1984 54
Robert Cassidy The Nail Writer general remarks
1984 75
Robert Cassidy The Juke Box Test prediction of chosen song
1984 76
Robert Cassidy The Religious Coin prediction of date of coin, gag
1984 77
Thomas Alan Waters, Gerard Croiset Chairvoyance prediction of a person, description of her and short reading, row and seat number, in envelope
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Myxtyr)
Thomas Alan Waters Folderoll method for unfolding a paper, appears as writing was inside the folds
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Myxtyr)
Thomas Alan Waters Sublimagery with Ishihara color plates, spectator sees a correct number where he cannot see one
Also published here 1985
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Fynys)
Neil Somerville Hidden Powers divination of historical person, probability method with out
Feb. 1985
Magick (Issue 347)
Gene Nielsen Time Factor prediction of time on business card, when someone asks what time it is
Mar. 1985
Magick (Issue 348)
Walter Webb Check Mate number prediction on a check
June 1985
Magick (Issue 352)
Basil Horwitz, Rich Bloch Soul Search two decks, one card is selected and performer predicted position of same card in second deck, see p. 1774 for credits
Aug. 1985
Magick (Issue 355)
Gene Nielsen Blind Date sum prediction using a calendar
Oct. 1985
Magick (Issue 359)
Gene Nielsen, Al Koran Dream Car Routine confabulation type routine with forced instead of free choices
Inspired by
  • Al Koran routine in Pentagram, Vol. 3 No. 1, Oct. 1948
1985 3
Hal Weaver Quiz Master prediction of multiple-choice question
Aug. 1986
Magick (Issue 375)
Orville Wayne Meyer, Tom Gee Unshackled design for nail writer, similar to boon writer
Dec. 1986
Magick (Issue 382)
Karrell Fox The Pretend Prediction imaginary or clear dice rolled, total predicted
Inspired by 1986 57
Rich Bloch Flashback Plus prediction in coin envelope, post-it
Jan. 1987
Magick (Issue 384)
Jim Magus Voodoo Blues person drawn on business card, needle pierced through, prediction of location of hole
Nov. 1987
Magick (Issue 398)
Eric Mason Eric Mason on Parallax name of thought of card appears on paper combined with Parallax
Inspired by May 1987
The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 3)
Richard Osterlind Tie Back secret writer attached to tie
Apr. 1988
Magick (Issue 404)
Charles Reynolds Reynolds Rap: One prediction of rune stone in envelope
June 1988
Magick (Issue 406)
Charles Reynolds Reynolds Rap: Two one of six colored dice is selected and one number chosen, prediction of color and number in envelope
July 1988
Magick (Issue 407)
Allen Swift Fogel Fusion prediction in form of mates of three chosen cards and chosen number, written on business card
July 1988
Magick (Issue 408)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Mythic Madness musical chairs, every person has a number, winner is predicted
Sep. 1988
Magick (Issue 410)
Nathan Stark Menta-Match divination of word, spectator writes word on card and put it in envelope
Dec. 1988
Magick (Issue 415)
Hiawatha X-Act Number from one to seven
July 1989
Apocalypse (Vol. 12 No. 7)
Ted Karmilovich Mind Flight named number predicted on paper plane used to select spectator
Feb. 1989
Magick (Issue 417)
Douglas Whitman Forethought forcing suit and later add value to prediction
June 1989
Magick (Issue 424)
Richard Osterlind School Daze prediction of named number or letter, folded billet
Related to Nov. 1989
Magick (Issue 430)
Ken Simmons A Double Prediction spectator cuts off packet, amount of cards and card cut to are predicted, three methods
1990 18
Henry H. Fields Sum Total prediction on paper
Apr. 1990
Magick (Issue 437)
Marc Roman The Write Price prediction of product from a store, bar code gag, prize predicted on back
Nov. 1990
Magick (Issue 448)
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)
Steve "Banachek" Shaw The Alphabet Game prediction of a letter, with nail writer holder/wallet
1990 /1999 19
Making a Boon Writer
1990 /1999 20
John Carney Wired subtlety for "name any number" nailwriter prediction
Related to 1991 115
Steve Dusheck Thumb Tip Writer
1991 36
Steve Dusheck Card Prediction jumbo card with 52-on-1, card marked on it, matches selection
1991 37