52 entries in Words & Letters / Prediction
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Henri Decremps Sur un Vers Latin qu'on Peut Retourner de Plus de Trois Millions de Manieres, on Fait une Opération par laquelle il Semble qu'il Est Possible de Prévoir ou de Contraindre la Pensée d'autrui. "Autre Opération Mystérieuse Sur Deux Cents Mots, Dont les définitions réunies forment un logogryphe très - scientifique." (title continued)
box with latin words, words are arranged and order is divined as well as one word is predicted, with other word with bigger choice is divined with an optical box, multiple out prediction, Van Estin anecdote
1784 104
Warren H. Corning Subconscious Prediction prediction of named word in envelope, using red and black pen, carbon paper
May 1946
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 3 No. 12)
Martin Gardner Are You Psychic? performer and spectator each write down three words from a list of ten words, they match, see also p. 348
Also published here July 1970 345
Charles Ostin The King's English spectator writes letter on slate, next spectator adds later and so on until word is formed, this is predicted in typed form, see p. 426 for comment by William Taylor
(spelled "Charles Osten", see p. 637 for correction)
Related to Feb. 1971 397
Charles "Cicardi" Scott The Phantini Phenomena prediction of three named letters, inside stapled envelope
Magick (Issue 133)
Philip T. Goldstein Maybe telepathy yes/no gag, cardboard with a flap
1978 9
Philip T. Goldstein Maybe telepathy yes/no gag, cardboard with a flap
1978 4
Philip T. Goldstein, Sid Lorraine Maybe-Plus variation by Sid Lorraine
1978 4
Philip T. Goldstein Maybe telepathy yes/no gag, cardboard with a flap
1978 3
Al Mann Mass Telepathy five words are thought of by performer, several words are written by various spectators all the the thought of words are divined by the spectators, Bank Tray
1978 7
Larry Becker Reflecta-Thot five cards with hundred words each, word is selected by forming a number, prediction in envelope
Variations 1978 48
Hiram Strait Four-Letter Words four scrabble pieces are selected and a word is formed, prediction on slate
Magick (Issue 247)
Philip T. Goldstein Die-Lex prediction of a word, die is thrown, limitation process of the die throw down to two numbers
Magick (Issue 264)
Karl Fulves The King's English predicting a word that starts with y, index
Related to 1981 26
Gene "Phantini" Grant Letters two selected words from a chart, both divined and second predicted, with ABC cards
Inspired byRelated to
  • Duane Henry in Robert Nelson's "Sensational Mentalism Vol.2"
1981 60
Philip T. Goldstein Orientation! prediction of a Japanese city, cards with names, prediction in form of ABC cards in envelope, 10/11 force, see also p. 1380
Magick (Issue 275)
Thomas Alan Waters Choption cards with words, selection is predicted, Velleda principle
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm)
Stewart James Mar-Gana word is predicted, using anagrams
Arcane (Issue 10)
Barrie Richardson Alphabet Mentalism with scrabble letters, prediction, coincidence and mindreading
Also published here Nov. 1983
Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 2)
Sam Schwartz The CASTER Test procedure to chose word in Astrology book, always gives an anagram of "caster"
1983 37
Gene Nielsen Mindition four cards with letters, named number is use to count and eliminate, prediction of last letter
Nov. 1985
Magick (Issue 361)
Gene Nielsen Name Please? name on easel has one letter missing, spectator chose the write one from zip loc bag
1985 5
Philip T. Goldstein Videology cards with names of different television stations, chosen one is predicted on card, erasable pen
Jan. 1986
Magick (Issue 363)
Richard Webster Triskaidekaphoboia thirteen business cards with words written on one side, spectator selects only one with positive word
Apr. 1988
Magick (Issue 404)
Philip T. Goldstein Sechel several cards with yiddish words, prediction in envelope in form of ABC cards
Oct. 1990
Magick (Issue 446)
Richard Stride The Spirit of Nostradamus Lives Business cards with letters to form the name Nostradamus are mixed and match prediction
1991 63
Karl Fulves Typecast word list printed from automatic typewriter with memory, chosen word predicted
Related to 1992 93
Karl Fulves Scared Sacred 50/50 word prediction with typewriter
1992 99
Michael DeMarco Psychic Scrabble
May 1993
Apocalypse (Vol. 16 No. 5)
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Prechoice packet of cards with Yes and No, prediction of answers of spectator
Mar. 1993
Magick (Issue 486)
Steve "Banachek" Shaw A State of Taste letters on business cards are dealt or switched according to spectator, order matches prediction
Syzygy (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Jay Sankey, David Acer Free Choice? slip of paper placed inside book, prediction of first word on page
Sep./Oct. 1995
The Magic Menu (Vol. 6 No. 31)
Harry Lorayne My Word! word made from alphabet cards is predicted in Himber wallet
Related to 1998 111
Harry Lorayne Your Word! word made from alphabet cards is predicted in Himber wallet
Related to 1998 115
David Regal Perchance to Dream Magician predicts which word spectator will choose from a Shakespeare soliloquy from Hamlet
1999 224
Karl Fulves Word Game word chosen from matrix layout
2001 44
Ron Frost Sticky Words Word divination, words on a paddle keeps changing
2004 140
Ron Frost I'll Be Flipped Predict the word KNOW, but then change into MONK
2004 143
Chuck Hickok Routine Two: Fore-Closer envelopes with letters and printed sides of dice, multiple prediction, scrabble themed
Inspired by 2005 129
Stewart James Half and Half Word randomly formed by combining two lists of letters, magician predicts the word correctly
Also published here 2007 50
Trevor Lewis Body Parts cards with names of body parts, selection matches prediction
2009 38
Tomo Maeda Zodea zodiac symbols on paper are folded and turn into letters, spelling a word, off-beat prediction
Related to 2013 60
Michiaki Kishimoto Blood Type Divination cards with letters of different blood types used, four-card brainwave, reversed and different back
2013 126
Colin McLeod By Association game of word association, last word is predicted on business card inside envelope
2014 12
Michael Murray Consulting the News two words are selected from a book and used to find a word which combines selected ones, prediction
Inspired by
  • Atlas Brookings' book test in "The Real Thing"
2014 234
Jared Kopf Steal this Trick three-word-phrase predicted in ShoGun wallet
2016 19
Max Maven Three Little Words
  • Lost Horizons
three-letter words on two decks of cards (animals, vegetables, minerals), performer takes out three predictions from one pack for each category, a word is chosen from the other deck and it matches the prediction from its category
Inspired by
  • "Chronokinesis" (Jack Avis, Pentagram, Vol. 8 No. 4, 1954)
Also published here
  • The Linking Ring, Oct. 1985
Aug. 2016
Genii (Vol. 79 No. 8)
Nicholas Sinamon Scrabble Sum scrabble pieces used by spectator to form a word, their value is added and that page number in dictionary reveals the word
Inspired by
  • "Position Parity Principle" (Peter Winkler, Mathematical Puzzles, 2004)
Dec. 2016
Genii (Vol. 79 No. 12)
Matt Baker Say Anything Lie detector effect, end with magician showing prediction in an envelope of a random word thought of and written down by spectator, prediction is printed letter by letter on cards
Inspired by 2019 101
Christoph Borer The sky is the limit letters written on the back of playing cards, chosen cards form a message
2022 64
Jonathan Friedman Bird
  • WWPD
three cards chosen, odd/even property used to eliminate letters on alphabet chart, remaining letters spell Emu which is predicted
Feb. 2023
Genii (Vol. 86 No. 2)
Anson Chen Thought Crime prediction of chosen object and of any named word, second prediction in wallet on table
2023 84