48 entries in ABC Cards / Divination
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Stewart James, Theodore Annemann The Waiting Place for Unborn Thoughts spectator forms word with alphabet cards, performer knows it, three phases/methods
Also published here 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 134) 767
Stewart James, Theodore Annemann Waiting Place for Unknown Thoughts spectator forms word with alphabet cards, performer knows it, three phases/methods
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 276
Andrew Smythe Mentalism With Alphabet Cards word is divined
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 60
Fred Fletcher Telexicon spectator cuts to several ABC cards and forms a word with them, performer divines it
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 182) 728
Bob Somerfeld My Word! ABC cards, spectator takes four and has to form a word, word is divined
1951 Mind Reader's Digest 14
Fred Fletcher Mentalexicon word is divined, with alphabet cards and a range of sixteen words
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 255) 1019
Dr. Spencer Thornton Alphabetical Perception one of several books is selected and a word remembered, performer divines the word with ABC cards
1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 11
Karl Fulves Voodoo Cards three numbered cards used for routine
  • The Even Money Match
  • Blind Match
  • Another Bet
  • Number Divination
  • Test Conditions
Jan. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 3) 588
John D. Pomeroy ABC Book Test using ABC cards and a dictionary
1973 Mentology 21
Gerald Kosky PSI-Stebbins three spectator select a ABC card and seal it in an envelope, Alphabet Stebbins
1977 Magick (Issue 189) 943
Philip T. Goldstein Mind Dredge letters from ABC deck is divined
1978 Magick (Issue 198) 987
Philip T. Goldstein Hi-Lo Lexicon divided deck of ABC cards, different tricks
  • Hi-Lo Odd Card
  • Hi-Lo Tourist
  • Hi-Lo Subtle Tourist
  • Hi-Lo Thirds
  • Hi-Lo Stranger in Australia
  • Hi-Lo Up-Down
  • Hi-Lo Hummer
  • Addendum
1978 Magick (Issue 209) 1045
Larry Becker Network ESP three tv-networks (ABC, CBS, NBC) cards put in envelopes as spectator wishes, ABC card form name of network
1979 The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 150
L. De Bevere Mnemodexterity routine with ABC cards or twenty-six design cards
  • missing card named
  • sequence of cards held by three spectators recited
  • position of any card named
  • deck cut at any letter called for
  • spelling to letters
Related to
  • "Pseudo Memory Act" (Tom Rigby, Magigram, Vol. 10 No. 3)
  • "Any card called for" (Louis Histed, The Magic of Louis S. Histed, 1947, p. 35)
1979 Mnemodexterity 1
Bob Hummer Hummer's Magic Carpet divination of a four letter word from a list, with handkerchief and alphabet cards
Related toVariations 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 25
Bob Cantoni Alpha Wrap prediction of letters from ABC deck
1980 Magick (Issue 260) 1299
Howard A. Adams Words of Wonda divination of chosen word, list of words and ABC cards in envelopes
1981 OICUFESP (Issue 8 - 21 Cidentaquin Variations) 15
Jerry Mentzer Zahlenvibrationen letters of alphabet are on sheet of paper, spectators note down twenty-six numbers besides the letter, letter chosen from deck of alphabet cards, the number next to that letter is divined
June 1981 Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 2) 81
Stanley Collins S.C. Expanded Anagrams word chosen, divined with lexicon deck
Also published here
  • "Nonpareil Book Mystery" (Stanley Collins)
1983 Astrology — The Hidden Force 9
Karl Fulves Another GREAT SIN presentational idea
Inspired by 1983 Astrology — The Hidden Force 54
Jon Racherbaumer Crossing a Princess with ESP cards, circle and four alphabet cards end up spelling CROSS
1990 Cardfixes 74
Paul Hallas Name Power Milton Aces with ABC cards to reveal selected name
Inspired by
  • Geoff Scalbert's "The Milton Aces" in "Scalbert's Selected Secrets" 1982
1990 Mental Mix 6
Philip T. Goldstein Word Games word made out of alphabet cards divined
1991 Thavant 13
Philip T. Goldstein Letters some alphabet cards selected via dealing and divined
1991 Thavant 20
Philip T. Goldstein Octext spectator choses one of eight words and removes its letters from alphabet deck, divined with pendulum, binary coding via card removal from deck, for correction see reference
Inspired byRelated to 1992 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 1) 6
Philip T. Goldstein Octext corrected description, spectator choses one of eight words and removes its letters from alphabet deck, divined with pendulum, binary coding via card removal from deck
Related to 1992 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 2) 27
Rudolf Braunmüller Symbolauswahl tapestry folding with symbol and letter cards, face-down cards predicted and word made from letters divined
Inspired by Dec. 1992 Intermagic (Vol. 17 No. 3) 111
Philip T. Goldstein Ord-er cards chosen from alphabet deck, word formed and divined, see also "My World" (Arturo, Abra #751), "Ord" (Goldstein, Linking Ring)
1994 Thabbatical 35
Philip T. Goldstein Unigram word built with alphabet cards divined
1994 Thabbatical 44
Philip T. Goldstein Seak pack of alphabet cards and pack with words lists used for word divination
Also published here 1994 Thabbatical 46
Tony Bartolotta About Face ESP card, alphabet card and one of many license plates found
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 10) 115
Karl Fulves Jumble number up to twelve chosen, letters that spell the number taken from letter deck, second number as well, performer looks at all letters shuffled together and announced both numbers, with two more uses of Sallows Square
  • Crosswords
  • Si Minus (card counting analog)
1994 Verbatim (Issue 10) 137
Ted Lesley Alpha forcing a word using ABC cards, cards are shuffled and some card selected by cutting, word is formed by spectator
1994 Paramiracles 46
Karl Fulves Letters of Intent Mutus Nomen with alphabet cards
1998 Mutus Nomen 67
Philip T. Goldstein Seak pack of alphabet cards and pack with words lists used for word divination
2000 Northeast 8
Philip T. Goldstein Seak pack of alphabet cards and pack with words lists used for word divination
Also published here 2001 San Jose Notes 6
Steve Beam Alpha Male humorous divination of selected letter, with ABC cards
Inspired by 2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 205
Philip T. Goldstein Seak pack of alphabet cards and pack with words lists used for word divination
2003 Saint Louis Notes 5
Philip T. Goldstein O a word deck and ABC cards are used, chosen word is divined
2003 Saint Louis Notes 6
Philip T. Goldstein Seak pack of alphabet cards and pack with words lists used for word divination
2004 Notes You Covet 6
Philip T. Goldstein Seak pack of alphabet cards and pack with words lists used for word divination
2004 Easthournotes 6
Eddie Fields Crisscross ESP card thought of, circle divined but it was cross, then circle used to make word CROSS with four tabled ABC cards
Oct. 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 10 (The Jinx - 75 Years)) 26
Max Maven Seak pack of alphabet cards and pack with words lists used for word divination
Also published here 2011 Apple of My Eyes 5
Max Maven Seak pack of alphabet cards and pack with words lists used for word divination
Also published here 2011 Ideas by Max 5
Max Maven, Fred Fletcher Lexicontact
  • Lost Horizons
word is divined, with alphabet cards and a range of thirty-two words
Inspired byAlso published here Aug. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 8) 20
Max Maven Letter Carrier
  • Lost Horizons
spectator thinks of a word and takes letters out of an alphabet deck, word later divined
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Abracadabra, Oct. 1979
May 2013 Genii (Vol. 76 No. 5) 21
Dr. Stanley Jaks Letter Mystery ABC deck and regular deck, cards spell selection
Also published here
  • "Letter Mystery" in "Conjuror's Monthly" September, 1947
2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 174
Max Maven Nomenclature
  • Lost Horizons
alphabet cards distributed among five spectators, a name from a list is chosen, performer divines the name by knowing which spectators have letters that occur in the name
Inspired by
  • "Choose Your Girl" (Jack Yates, Abra #702, July 1959)
Also published here
  • Linking Ring, April 1992
Apr. 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 4) 28