95 entries in Picture & Symbol Cards
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Edward Bagshawe The Educated Ribbon slate is covered and put on a stand, a ribbon moves up from under the cover by itself and is then shown to be in the configuration of a previously chosen design of a set of design cards
Variations 1924 19
Edward Bagshawe "Thought Precipitation" stage version, slate is covered and put on a stand, a ribbon moves up from under the cover by itself and is then shown to be in the configuration of a previously chosen design of a set of design cards
Inspired by 1924 84
Theodore Annemann Extra-Sensory Perception design duplication with stacked picture cards, see page 99 for improvement by Annemann
Related toVariationsAlso published here July 1935
The Jinx (Issue 10)
52
Dr. Stanley Jaks Legacy From Tibet two routines with one-way picture/symbol cards
Also published here 1940
The Jinx (Issue 101)
613
Eddie Joseph Mystic Rectical picture cards with different symbols and letters on the back, alphabet is called and cards touched, last card is chosen symbol, repeated with more cards
1940 ca. 1
Theodore Annemann Extra-Sensory Perception design duplication with stacked picture cards
Also published here 1944 177
John Booth Egyptian X-Ray Scope cards with symbols, card is revealed with the aid of a mysterious tube, juiced deck
1945 221
Don Tanner One in Five five design cards chosen, then one of those chosen, assistant comes from other room and knows which one, code via position of match in match book
Oct. 1948 12
Ein magisches Silversterdiner nine cards with names of different food, chosen one is divined, picture stack type
1949
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 10 No. 5)
39
C. E. Young CYESP design duplication and design at named number, design / picture stack
1950
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
32
Jochen Zmeck Prediction as Jochini, prediction of one of ten chosen symbols
1958
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 19 No. 2)
631
J. G. Reed E.S.P Test design cards, several spectator select one and put the cards in envelopes, performer locates the owners
1959 313
Len Belcher Mesmerental chosen design is predicted, several designs on several cards
1960 88
Gerry Findler Mystic Signs medium divines selected design card
1960 90
Dr. Stanley Jaks Das Erbe von Tibet two routines with one-way picture/symbol cards
Also published here 1961 134
Don Tanner Design Duplication using symbol cards and a card box
1962
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962)
52
David Ray Stigmata design cards, one design chosen with card sword (!), design appears on skin with luminous paint
1969 63
Roy Johnson Burst comedy routine, stack of picture and word cards, one is predicted and water appears from card
1971 6
William P. Miesel The Devil's Pasteboards prediction of a symbol, elastic bands on poster board to put symbol cards
1971
Magick (Issue 32)
157
Frederick M. Shields, Bascom Jones Double Daring symbols drawn on index card, selected one is divined by signing its back
1971
Magick (Issue 35)
171
Eckhard Böttcher Rendez-Vous mit Moni twelve cards with images, words are spelled and match images, spectator always spells word and ends up on picture of a nude
1973
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 34 No. 5)
91
Dick Madden 10-to-1 Shot ten cards, spectator selects one with odd symbol
Variations 1974
Magick (Issue 112)
559
R. W. Grosholz From Beyond! five business cards withy symbols, spectator choses correct one
1975
Magick (Issue 135)
671
Jim Reilly Drei kleine Schweinchen story with three little pigs is told with twelve design cards with pictures
Also published here
  • Magigram, Feb. 1975
Nov. 1975
Intermagic (Vol. 3 No. 1 & 2)
31
Charles "Cicardi" Scott Mind Boggler with ten symbol cards, testing spectators abilities of precognition three times
1976
Magick (Issue 152)
759
Burling Hull Volta's Giant "ESP" Thot Projection deck with twenty-five symbols/designs, spectators cut off a small pile each and remember bottom card, key cards brought openly to bottom with a ruse
1976 34
Philip T. Goldstein Vision Version design duplication with stacked picture cards, last one is predicted
Related to 1977 14
Wrapped in Foil file cards with symbols, packets cut and wrapped in foil, performer divines bottom cards
Related to
  • an effect by Ned Rutledge
1977 76
Robert Dorian Outdone-Doutdid four spectators select a card with a design, one thinks of a word, one of a place, one of a number and the fourth selects a card, all are predicted
Inspired by 1977 5
Dr. Dan J. Alessini The Bold... cards with drawn symbols and words, spectator finds other spectator's selection
1977
Magick (Issue 175)
873
Tan Hock Chuan Children's Speller Spelling trick with picture cards for children, spectator spells and gets wrong card, magician always gets the right card
1977 36
Richard Lyn Psi-Card prediction with symbol cards, Himber wallet
1978
Magick (Issue 197)
981
Robin Robertson Picture Perfect picture cards with different symbols, special stack (a-z), prediction and divination
1979
Magick (Issue 228)
1139
Richard Lyn Color-X prediction of a symbol card, forcing deck
1979
Magick (Issue 232)
1159
Larry Becker Symbolic cards with names of objects, one is selected by 9 force
Inspired by 1979 23
Larry Becker Phantom Thought divination of one of sixteen symbol cards, mentally selected by spectator
Inspired by 1979 98
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 1
Oliver Mackenzie, Ken Brooke Drink Trick story presentation, design cards
Also published here 1980 155
Gerald Kosky Picture Perfect divination of selected postcard, abc stack
1981
Magick (Issue 278)
1389
Howard A. Adams Matheight Symbol Test using eight symbol cards
1981
OICUFESP (Issue 7 - Matheight Miracles)
3
Howard A. Adams Matheight Mediumistic three phases using eight symbol cards, two mediums reveal two cards over the phone
1981
OICUFESP (Issue 7 - Matheight Miracles)
3
Howard A. Adams Matheight Tattletale medium over phone divines chosen symbol, among eight symbol cards
1981
OICUFESP (Issue 7 - Matheight Miracles)
5
Howard A. Adams Matheight Quartattler medium over phone divines four chosen symbols in order, among eight symbol cards
1981
OICUFESP (Issue 7 - Matheight Miracles)
6
Gene Nielsen The Third Person thirteen symbol cards, two cards are thought of, cards turned over in two piles both spectators stop at same time
May 1982
Magick (Issue 306)
1527
Thomas Alan Waters Parity two cards divined, symbol cards / picture cards
1983
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 3: The Symbol Test)
409
Thomas Alan Waters Grayven 32 design cards, divination, sound reading and gray code
1983
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 3: The Symbol Test)
413
Thomas Alan Waters Trisonic design cards, three are divined
Inspired byRelated to 1983
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 3: The Symbol Test)
424
Philip T. Goldstein Brainweave word or design cards are divined, "self-correcting set-up"
Related to 1984 15
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Ninth House picture cards, spectator thinks of a number and remembers card at position, performer puts that card in pocket
July 1984
Magick (Issue 335)
1672
Philip T. Goldstein Preoction one of eight symbol cards is predicted, envelope addition
1985 8
Philip T. Goldstein Dynamix word or design cards are divined, "self-correcting set-up", new approach
Inspired by 1986 14
Peter Wilker, Theodore Annemann Farbige Gedanken stack with picture cards, different symbols and different colors, divination and think stop multi-phase routine
Inspired by 1987
Magische Blätter (Vol. 1 No. 8)
8
Peter Wilker Spektralanalyse two sets of cards with colors names and names of flowers, triple prediction
1988
Magische Blätter (Vol. 2 No. 6)
3
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Thought Patterns spectator deals three piles and selects one card while performer looks away
Oct. 1989
Magick (Issue 429)
2143
Stan Alexander Picture This deck of symbol cards, performer selects one and places it reversed in the deck behind back
Mar. 1990
Magick (Issue 436)
2181
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Images symbol cards are chosen and placed in envelopes, performer allocates symbols to spectators and gives brief readings
July 1990
Magick (Issue 442)
2211
Philip T. Goldstein Combination various design cards, some selected via dealing and divined
Also published here 1991 25
Philip T. Goldstein Soloflex selected information on double-sided word & picture cards is divined
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1991 33
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Rejections using stack of picture cards
Feb. 1991
Magick (Issue 451)
2255
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
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Picture Perfect divination of two selected cards from picture stack, ABC stack
Apr. 1993
Magick (Issue 487)
2433
Alexander de Cova, Philip T. Goldstein, Patrick Page Symbolismus picture cards with different symbols, special stack
Inspired byAlso published here 1993 6
Steve Dusheck Personality Lines Touch with four design cards, no credit
1993 48
Alexander de Cova, Philip T. Goldstein, Patrick Page Symbolismus picture cards with different symbols, special stack
Inspired byAlso published here 1993 7
Leo Boudreau The Mind's Eye: Remote Viewing two similar postcards are selected from a stack and divined
Inspired byRelated to June 1993
Vibrations (Vol. 15 No. 12)
10
Leo Boudreau The Mind's Eye: Remote Viewing - Part 2 two similar postcards are selected from a stack and divined
Related to July 1993
Vibrations (Vol. 16 No. 1)
10
Dr. Dan J. Alessini E-Z Duz It divination of card in picture deck
Inspired by Oct. 1993
Vibrations (Vol. 16 No. 4)
12
Alex Elmsley Divina-Sign packet of eight cards with designs, three chosen by dealing procedure, divined
1994 83
Philip T. Goldstein Duprediction arrangement of symbol cards predicted
Inspired by 1994 62
Ted Lesley Symbolico deck with symbols, chosen one is divined, Koran type with pumping feature
1994 121
Alain Gesbert Mental Toons two predictions of symbols
Inspired by June 1994
Vibrations (Vol. 16 No. 12)
12
Claude Rix, Medjid Kan Rezvani Le chapelet aux dessins picture stack based on memorized stack
1995 70
John Riggs Dream Design cards with various symbols, one is named and on the back is name of spectator
Inspired by 1995
Syzygy (Vol. 2 No. 2)
95
Dr. E. Raymond Carlyle Kismet prediction of three chosen picture cards, paper clips on board
Mar. 1995
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 9)
15
Philip T. Goldstein Designated Thinker one of six symbol cards is predicted
1996 9
Allen Zingg The Shape of Things symbols drawn on cards, order is known using prompter card
1996
Syzygy (Vol. 2 No. 17)
165
Randy Shaw Tangled Web sixteen business cards with pictures are used, one is selected and stack divided into two piles, spectator names pile where image is, repeated three times and then picture is divined
1998
Syzygy (Vol. 4 No. 6)
290
Rudolf Braunmüller Die Zufallsvorhersage cards with designs, spectator cuts off a packet and does the Tantalizer deal, final card predicted
Variations 1999
Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 2)
60
Al Koran Mein Symboltest stacked symbol cards, red and black symbols
2000
Intermagic (Vol. 24 No. 2)
72
Chuck Hickok Bonus Demonstration Three: Mega-Memory Miracle memorizing sets of mixed design / picture cards
Inspired by
  • Bob Cassidy's "Memorized Deck Routine" in "The Art of Mentalism II"
Related to
2002 159
Chuck Hickok Mega Memory Kicker cards which were not used are named, with picture / design cards
Related to 2002 170
Tom Stone Synonymax cards with pictures and words, selections are divined
Inspired byAlso published here 2003 12
Barrie Richardson Impromptu Psychic Matching business cards torn in quarters to make two sets of five symbols, matching with those
Inspired by
  • Hen Fetsch's "Symbologic"
Also published here
  • Club 71, Christmas 2002
2005 74
Bob Ostin On Holiday Thanks To Roy packet of sixteen symbol cards, words are spelled to find the four chosen picture cards
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here
  • "On Holiday Thanks to Roy" in "Club 71" May, 2003.
2005 55
Max Maven Pentathon pack of any type of cards and five ESP symbol chips, five spectators get a few cards and choose one, ESP symbols are spelled to find them
Inspired by Feb. 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 2)
28
Alan Innes Draw Your Own Conclusions! card chosen from deck with twenty-six drawings (with memorization system)
2007 29
Max Maven Centrifugal Combination various design cards, some selected via dealing and divined, "Centrifugal Principle"
Also published here 2010 5
Tom Stone Synonymax cards with pictures and words, selections are divined
Inspired byAlso published here 2011 229
Ted Karmilovich Director's Cut 3-D stack with movie names, three packets cut to select movies, all are divined, same handling as Steve Ehler's routine with playing cards
Inspired by
  • Simon Shaw's "Director's Cut"
Related to
2011 6
Robert Cassidy Matchmaker - One Man Billet Routine #4 postcards torn in halves and put inside bag, two people each select matching halves, forcing bag
2013 172
Dr. Stanley Jaks Legacy from Tibet two routines with one-way picture/symbol cards
Also published here 2014 171
Ted Karmilovich The Ten Card Miracle (for kids!) ten picture cards are handed out, performer divines all of them and prediction of last one
2016 13
Christoph Borer Mirakel-Symbole prediction of a symbol, cards with symbols
2018 116
Fränz Prodigy Peek one spectator writes something on a business card and second selects one from stack of business cards with written words on them, both thoughts are revealed
2022 10
Fränz Half & Half Prodigy ideas for combining the Prodigy Peek routine with a forcing stack
2022 58