382 entries in Billet / Secret Reading Methods & Peeks
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Magische X-Strahlen performer is able to read content of envelope, x-ray patter, alcohol
Mar. 1897
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 7)
106
Frederick E. Jones Sealed Billet Reading
1911 20
Frederick E. Jones First Test in Reading Sealed Billets envelope is found by muscle reading, then content is revealed, electric torch
1911 20
Making Envelope Transparent alcohol, method with box and sponge in pocket
Related to 1911 22
Frederick E. Jones Third Test in Sealed Billet Reading question is folded and put in an envelope, which is sealed with wax and sewn, performer finds the hidden envelope and reveals the question
1911 24
Oswald Rae Mems From My Note Book "Being a selection of useful recipes gathered at various times from different sources too numerous to enumerate"
  • To Render Fabric Fireproof
  • Fireproofing Wood
  • To Clean Velvet or Plush
  • To Clean Glassware
  • To Gloss and Clean Ivorine Balls
  • Red Billiard Ball Dye
  • To Dye Flags, etc
  • Various Coloured Inks or Dyes (Red, Blue, Gold, White Ink)
  • Varnishes
  • To Harden a Felt Hat, etc.
  • Varnish Remover
  • Paint Remover
  • Luminous Paint
  • Porcelain Fekes, etc.
  • Celluloid Varnish
  • To Apply Sealing Wax Evenly
  • Pads for Thought Readers
  • Reading Through Sealed Envelopes
  • Ink for Lightning Artists
  • Stains
  • Black Crayon for Lightning Artists
  • Dull Black Paint
  • Spirit Gum Substitute
  • Gold Paint
  • Chemical Slate Writing
  • Trick Seals
1926 85
Oswald Rae Clairvoyance (A Method of Answering Sealed Questions, etc., Specially Devised for Close Work with a Small Audience), envelopes on a tray, with medium
1928 82
Tom Sellers One Man Sealed Message Reading
1933 20
Al Baker Al Baker's Billet Mystery three billets, envelopes, including the umbrella move
Related toAlso published here 1933 33
Theodore Annemann The Master of the Message using a stooge
Jan. 1935
The Jinx (Issue 4)
13
Theodore Annemann The Modernized Reading for single reading or getting one ahead
VariationsAlso published here June 1935
The Jinx (Issue 9)
34
Theodore Annemann The Impression Moderne wax coating on envelope as impression device
Related toAlso published here 1935
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1935)
43
James G. Thompson Jr. Penetrating Vision reading writing on paper card covered with handkerchief
Related to 1935 12
Fortune Telling Trick No. 21, spectator writes a question on a small card and seals it in an envelope, spectator does some cutting procedure with cards and those are used to divine the question
1935 23
James G. Thompson Jr. Impromptu Vision reading writing on paper card covered with handkerchief
Related toAlso published here 1936
The Jinx (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36)
83
Bert Reese Bert Reese Secrets Berthold Riess, billet reading information, soft paper
VariationsAlso published here 1936
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1936)
140
Audley Walsh Your Fortune, Miss! method to read billet with deck of cards as cover
Mar. 1937
The Jinx (Issue 30)
196
Oscar Weigle Reading Method in Hat
1937 12
Robert Parrish The Ultimate One Man Sealed Message Reading System 1. Collecting the Envelopes
2. Reading the Messages
3. Returning the Card and Envelope
4. Returning the Next to the Last Message
5. Reading the Last Message
1937 22
Theodore Annemann Word, Number and Picture Divination medium divines word, number and duplicates a drawing
Related to 1937 13
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Mephisto Sealed Billet Reading
1937 26
Dr. Edward G. Ervin One Man Blackboard Test dead person is written on a billet and burnt, name is divined
Inspired byAlso published here 1937 29
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Billet Test dead person is written on a billet and burnt, name is divined
Variations 1937 31
Sid Lorraine The Sealed Message sealed and burned message is divined
1938 889
Dr. Stanley Jaks Hat Pin billet switch with hat pin, then secret reading of information
Related toAlso published here Mar. 1938
The Jinx (Issue 42)
285
Dr. Stanley Jaks Compact secret billet reading using powder case or compact
Also published here Mar. 1938
The Jinx (Issue 42)
285
Robert Parrish The "Direct" Divination joke, spectator choked if he does not comply
Related to 1939 17
Magnuson Devil Device gaffed box for questions, see also p. 570
Also published here 1940
The Jinx (Issue 89)
561
Henry Hardin Trance Vision flashlight in bag to put over head to read in the dark
1940
The Jinx (Issue 97)
599
Otis Manning Another Dictionary Effect paper placed in breast pocket, slit in coat
Also published here Aug. 1941
The Jinx (Issue 145)
813
George Armstrong Geomancy of the Gods Q & A with one envelope and sand as a reading tool
Mar. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 30)
125
Joseph Dunninger Sealed Mystery sealed message reading system, razor thumb tip
Related to Apr. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 32)
133
Elray Glass-Ic sealed message reading technique
May 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 36)
148
Audley Walsh Your Fortune, Miss! method to switch and read billet with deck of cards as cover
1943 28
William S. Houghton Thought Vision word or drawing on blank card is put in envelope, performer divines it
1943 16
Cyril Marriott Your Thought three billets, reading billets in hat, secretly opening and closing , method, umbrella move
Related to Sep. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 68)
276
Theodore Annemann, Bert Reese Bert Reese Secrets Berthold Riess, billet reading information, soft paper
  • Routine with Three Sitters
  • Routine for Single Sitters
  • Routine for Telephone Test
  • Routine for Groups
  • Some Final Remarks
Also published here 1944 11
Dr. Stanley Jaks Mental Hat Pin billet switch with hat pin, then secret reading of information
Also published here 1944 26
Magnuson Devil Device gaffed box for questions, secret reading method
Also published here 1944 28
Theodore Annemann The Impression Moderne wax coating on envelope as impression device
Also published here 1944 42
James G. Thompson Jr. Impromptu Vision reading writing on paper card covered with handkerchief, classic move from ball/coin through handkerchief used
Also published here 1944 44
Dr. Stanley Jaks Television Compact secret billet reading using powder case or compact
Also published here 1944 46
Sid Lorraine 40.000 Words dictionary test, hole in book
Also published here 1944 83
Otis Manning Another Dictionary Effect paper placed in breast pocket, slit in coat
Also published here 1944 85
Theodore Annemann Modernized Reading for single reading or getting one ahead
Also published here 1944 148
Fredric Kolb Envelope Switch and Peek
1945 10
Dr. Edward G. Ervin One Man Blackboard Test dead person is written on a billet and burnt, name is divined
Also published here 1945 28
Robert A. Nelson Wrinkles and Subtle Touches
  • named card in pocket
  • do as i do, with mindreading presentation
  • making envelopes see through
1945 60
Dr. Stanley Jaks Hellsehen mit einer Puderdose divination of word written on paper and sealed in box, followed by french translation "Clairvoyance d'une boite à poudre"
Nov. 1945 5
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Tests in a Gold Fish Bowl fifteen spectators write a simple task on a paper, seal it in envelope and sign it, envelopes are selected and names read aloud, performer does the tasks
1947 38
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley The Open Window divination of a city, written on paper and sealed in envelope
1947 90
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Written Messages several thoughts are divined, sealed in envelopes
1947 92
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Better Than Rabbits spectators initial billets, on which they wrote song and book titles, performer divines all
1947 94
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Holding the Bag thought written on a billet and sealed in envelope is divined
1947 96
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley No Privacy in a Gold Fish Bowl multiple thought revelation, written on billets in fish bowl
1947 101
Dr. William Weyeneth Amélioration d'un vieux truc two methods to apply alcohol on envelope to glimpse card, followed by german translation "Verbesserung eines alten Trick"
Dec. 1947 7
In the Glass billets in glass are stolen and replaced, glass covered with handkerchief
1947 23
C. L. Boarde Opening the Billet methods to secretly open the billet
1947 26
C. L. Boarde The Read methods to secretly read the billet
  • 1. Natural Movements
  • 2. In the Lap
  • 3. Behind the Scene
  • 4. In the Palm
  • 5. On the Pad
  • 6. In the Pocket
  • 7. Under the Sheet
  • 8. Under Cover
  • 9. The Mis-Read
  • Concluding Remarks
1947 28
George G. Kaplan The Trance Quick-and-Dead Test living and dead test with divination of name, torn edge marking
1948 200
George G. Kaplan A Capitol Problem spectator writes name on business card which is put between two others and then in an envelope, performer divines name, hole in card for glimpse
1948 204
George G. Kaplan An Improved Sealed-Message Reading card with secret information put in two nested envelopes
1948 211
George G. Kaplan Mind-Figures using a convex mirror in stack of billets
1948 214
Harold Braunhut Thoughts Afire secret reading method for text written on postcard put in envelope
1948/27 166
George B. Anderson Getting the Impression questions are written on paper and put into envelopes, after the questions have been answered the envelopes are burnt in a bowl
Variations 1949 15
George B. Anderson Another Sealed Envelope - Which I Call "The Bonded Fifth" in envelopes
Related to 1949 18
George B. Anderson The Pocket Mindreader - Solved: The used Razor Blade Problem cards in a box, method to see writing, shimmed cards
1949 46
Al Baker Pellet Reading "Al Baker Method"
contents of three slips are divined, with secret opening and reading method, umbrella move
Also published here 1949 59
Al Baker Secret Reading of Billets with a notepad
Also published here 1949 76
Harris Solomon Solomon's Minds in envelope, psychology of the divination
Mar. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 198)
790
Milbourne Christopher In the Crystal divination of written number
Apr. 1950
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 7 No. 11)
649
Clettis V. Musson Tricky Telepathy billet placed in glass
1951
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951)
16
Al Baker One-Man Billet Reading
Also published here 1951 64
Milbourne Christopher One Out of 52 several cards are written down, one is selected, performer divines the card
1954 10
Bill Simon Psychic Okito Box Okito Box for billet reading or Q&A
Related to Mar. 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 303)
10
Milbourne Christopher Mind Under Matter spectator writes name of playing card on a business card, card is divined, business card stolen with case
Also published here Apr. 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 304)
13
Sydney Bergson Sid's Seer sponge with alcohol dispenser for sealed message reading
Related to Aug. 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 313)
55
Sid Lorraine Dictionary Message Reading using peek dictionary to read billets put into it
1954/27 209
Harlan Tarbell "Wrapped Card" Message Reading visiting card is wrapped in paper with window
1954/27 211
Robert Parrish Parrish Mentalism something written into matchbook
1954/27 219
Gene "Phantini" Grant Message Reading without a Clue message sealed in pay envelope
Related toVariations 1955 2
Gene "Phantini" Grant Image-Ray (A Message Reading Idea) with business cards and an envelope, secret reading method
1955 3
Gene "Phantini" Grant Remoto unconventional Q&A routine
1955 3
Paul Curry Torn Center
Related toAlso published here 1956 210
John Murray Hole Punch Billet Reading idea of punching through the written information to hang the billet on a nail or so
Sep. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 7)
24
Don Tanner, John Murray Street Guide Test with street guide booklet, thought written on piece of paper and wrapped up in book
Apr. 1957
The New Phoenix (Issue 344)
199
Tony Corinda (1) Alcohol or Chemicals
1959 344
Tony Corinda (2) Light
Related to 1959 344
Tony Corinda (3) The Window Envelope
1959 345
Tony Corinda, Eric Mason (4) The Clip Board several versions, Eric Mason's Dubbul
1959 345
Orville Wayne Meyer Mindreading Supreme blindfolded, fake muscle-reading with billets
1959 14
Malcolm Davison Handling Billets umbrella move
Related to 1960 98
Charlie Miller The Great Billet Test spectator writes name on one of several billets, billet and word on it are divined
1961 38
North Bigbee Secret of the Flame message in envelope, secret reading method, candle
1961 41
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks Puderdosentrick secret billet reading using powder case or compact
Also published here 1961 75
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks Hutnadel billet switch with hat pin, then secret reading of information
Also published here 1961 90
Malcolm McCallum Cat's Eyes reading in the dark, method
1962
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962)
46
Max Malini Billet Reading on toilet paper
Also published here 1962 76
Jack Ketch Private Reading No. 2 billet dropped in cigarette box with slit, secret reading
June 1962
The New Phoenix (Issue 370)
308
Dr. William Weyeneth Nid mööögli... stealing a billet from a cup, thread
1963
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 24 No. 3)
40
Oscar "Oscarelli" Rey Daumenspitzen (Fortsetzung) various brief ideas using a thumb tip
  • Für Menthalisten
  • Erstaunliche Prophezeiung
  • Der Geldschein im Schnapsglas
1965
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 26 No. 2)
21
James G. Thompson Jr. Embers billet in envelope is burnt, divination of word
1967 48
Rolf Andra An Improved Sealed-Message-Reading
1967
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 28 No. 4)
60
Al Koran The Torn Centre center tear handling
1968 32
Basic Move 8 opening billet under arm-fold cover
Related to
  • Marcus Henvit, Trance Revelation, Series 3 No. 3, Theyer's Trick of the Month Club
June 1968 185
George B. Anderson World's Easiest Message Reading information written on business card, pile of business cards wrapped in handkerchief
Related to 1968 34
George B. Anderson Theo Plus Bert Reese routine using the Okito Box
Berthold Riess, billet reading information, soft paper
Inspired by 1968 40
Roy Fromer Reading Through a Brick thing put on hand, covered with brick, information divined
1969 86
Dai Vernon Mind Reading secret reading after center tear
Also published here 1970 16
Milton Twin Echo geometric shape written on pad by first spectator, then a word by another, performer tears and burns both pieces, impression via sharp pencil, perhaps "D. Milton" (Fulves pseudonym)?
Winter 1970
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio)
377
Fredric Kolb Annemental reading message from sealed envelope
1971
Magick (Issue 39)
191
Sydney Bergson Non-Center Tear glimpsing content
Also published here 1972 26
Max Lister Easy Message Reading alcohol to make envelope transparent
1972 62
James G. Thompson Jr. Eye Spy spectator writes with lipstick on mirror, performer divines the information
Winter 1972
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 6th Folio)
491
James G. Thompson Jr. Third Eye window envelope handling, see p. 527 for idea by Bob Still
Winter 1972
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 6th Folio)
492
James G. Thompson Jr. Improved Question Reading envelopes
  • Part Two (shorter test with only three envelopes)
  • Part Three (as a two-person act)
Also published here Winter 1972
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 6th Folio)
494
James G. Thompson Jr. Strongest Thought five spectators write stuff on billets, secret instructions on what type of information to write on billet, sealed envelope reading method, chalk with razor blade
Winter 1972
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 6th Folio)
498
Paul Siegel Fantasy in Flame Q&A, billet burnt with pliers
1972 25
V. Robert Allen Flight Pattern symbol duplication, business card wrapped in handkerchief
1972
Magick (Issue 54)
269
Paul Fox Paul Fox's Notes: 3) Hat Peek No. 381-3, hole in hat, it seems, application not clear (billets? cards?)
1972 104
Al Baker Al Baker's Billet Wrinkle No. 638
1972 177
Al Baker Al Baker's Tips: 1) No. 641-1, tape to stick torn center on pad
1972 178
Alan Shaxon, David Scott Single Reading reading message before burning it, clever and practical alcohol method
1972 ca. 9
Karl Fulves Remembrance Of Things Past ESP signs design duplication with gaffed peek slate and paramnesia presentation, see also p. 690 for comment
Nov. 1973 683
Karl Fulves History on peek slates, see-through, electronic with light source
Nov. 1973 685
Raymond Hafler Clipboard Peek brief
Also published here
  • "Clipboard Peek" (Ray Hafler, M.U.M.)
Nov. 1973 685
Karl Fulves Remember Isis? divination of writing on pad, ring and glass sphere used in presentation, NCR paper, steel shim and magnet for impression device, writing stolen with magnet
Dec. 1973 691
Grund Griff Nr. 8 opening billet under arm-fold cover
Oct. 1973
Intermagic (Vol. 1 No. 2)
30
Al Mann Instant Mindreader
June 1974 744
Robert Parrish Mysterious Casket borrowed unknown item put in wooden box and covered with paper bag, performer describes it
Variations Summer 1974
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9th Folio)
764
Robert Parrish Bull's Eye II spectator draws something on one of two slips of paper, both are mixed on table, performer divines the slip with writing and then its content
Inspired by Summer 1974
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9th Folio)
770
Dr. Barlow Wagman Blind Spot! reading method, in sealed envelope
1974
Magick (Issue 112)
558
Pierre L. O. A. Keeler Keeler's Baffling Slate Test theory by Al Mann
July 1975 982
Nathan Stark One-Man Private Readings q&a for one person, reading of index card in box
1975
Magick (Issue 124)
617
Dai Vernon Center Tear - Billet Test
1976 9
Al Mann The Preparations prefolding
1976 4
Al Mann Opening and Reading the Billet secret reading, with dummy still in hand
1976 8
Al Mann TIps on Practicing tips on practicing the Acidus method, on the First-Finger-Grip, on Opening the Billet, and on the Temple Switch
1976 12
Al Mann Challenges and Outs tips on the Acidus
1976 14
Al Mann Precautions how to ensure that the billet is not folded more then twice, Acidus
1976 15
Al Mann The Telephone Effect random person phoned, name divined, method for "On the Wire"
Inspired by 1976 15
Al Mann A Short Cut alternative handling for Acidus
1976 16
Al Mann Passing Thoughts thought is divined, written on a pad
1976 8
Al Mann Typhon's Tongs envelopes are gathered and burnt with tongs
1976 20
James F. Herpick Herpick's Tongs tongs to burn envelope
1976 20
Al Mann The Pharaoh's Palm billets are switched on palm of performer, fake palm
1976 23
Charles "Cicardi" Scott Brain Shock billet reading, billet put in pocket, reversed
Related toVariations 1976
Magick (Issue 152)
757
Chip Cotton Sixty Seconds... into the Past Q&A with one person, Himber Wallet
1976
Magick (Issue 161)
803
Burling Hull Stage Methods of Reading and Rendering Spectators' Questions
  • The Hold Out (with assistant who collects billets)
  • The Box Entrance Method
  • Switch Basket Method
  • Back of Orchestra Switch
  • Box Collection Method
  • Hull's Brass Burning Bowl Method
  • The Mirror Bowl
  • Switch Bag Methods
  • The Method of Communicating to Performer
  • The Wireless Phone
  • Direct Connection
  • Metal Ball
  • Ball Stand
  • Roller Hand Device
  • Projector Method
  • Blackboard Method
  • Sleeve Transmission Method
  • Glass of Water Transmission Method
  • Faro Method
  • Lead-Off
  • The "Chicago" Metal Ball
  • Simplified Metal Ball: "Eureka" Model
  • Burling Hull's Non-Electrical Method
  • Hull's Deluxe Question Transmitter (table with crystal ball on it)
1976 133
Burling Hull The Super-Stage Method Mind Reading Act giant buddha statue on stage with assistant in it, wireless connection
1976 141
Burling Hull Complete Mind Reading Acts and Systems for Club, Banquet and Parlor
  • Burling Hull Sealed Message Reading Pyramid
  • "Mind Devination"
  • Puhl's "Sealed Letter Reading Supreme"
  • "The Unique Question Reading Act"
  • The Stylus and Envelope Method
  • The Hull-Poole Try Reading Method
  • The Envelope Package Reading Idea
  • The Book Reading Device
  • Gysels Envelope Pile Method
  • The Burling Hull Sheet Readings
  • "Reado Method" Sealed Readings
  • "The Famous $25.00 Sealed Letter Test"
  • The Burling Hull Improved Letter Test
  • The Fay Readings
  • Burling Hull's Club Stationary - Crystal Gazing Act
1976 143
Burling Hull Close Work or Clairvoyant Methods
  • Sealed and Burned
  • Hull Box and Ashes Reading
  • Hull Folded Question Reading
  • Clairvoyant Envelope Reading
  • Hull's Dark Seance Reading Method
  • The Dr. Q. Dark Readings
  • Clairvoyant Writing Table Method
  • Clip Board Method
  • The Cardboard Clipboards
  • The Hull-Pool Universal Sealed Reading Act
1976 159
Burling Hull The Master Volta Method for Supper Club Readings with Hull Card, flipped inside out one-handed
Related to 1976 185
Burling Hull The Volta "Lecture" Readings Method
1976 188
Burling Hull The Volta Table Sealed Question Reading
1976 189
Al Mann The Preparation constructing The Sibylline Envelope
1977 2
James G. Thompson Jr. Modernes Zettellesen envelopes
  • Teil 2 (shorter test with only three envelopes)
  • Teil 3 (as a two-person act)
Also published here July 1977
Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 3)
117
Al Baker The Umbrella Move
Related to 1978 13
Al Mann De-Pleated Thoughts several questions on one piece of paper, folded paper is stapled
1978 19
Al Mann, Mr. Zodiac A Bonus - Through the Threshold spectator writes question on a business card, which is then sealed, question is divined / answered
Related to 1978 21
Sydney Bergson San Diego Special no-tear center-tear
Also published here 1978
Magick (Issue 205)
1022
Peter Zenner Impression X with stack of envelopes
1978
Magick (Issue 207)
1033
Frederick M. Shields Stratagem design duplication, glimpsing the design with the aid of a stationary box for blank cards
1978
Magick (Issue 214)
1068
Christopher Rogers Flim-Flam Man! q&a routine
1978
Magick (Issue 217)
1083
Karl Fulves FlaPSI word written on card and put in case divined
1979 35
Millard Longman Acidus Novus method for reading information on folded card
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1979 2
Millard Longman A Double-Barrel Effect mixture between Acidus Novus and a center tear
1979 3
Al Mann The Azonic Force peek for reading several information on a billet
1979 5
Orville Wayne Meyer A Letter From Orville Meyer different fold for Mann's The Azonic Force
1979 7
Bobby Hughes The Hughes Move handling variation for Mann's The Azonic Force
1979 8
From the Thirteen Mann's The Azonic Force mixed with Larry Becker's Zip Code trick
1979 8
Al Mann The Secret of Abonutichus message reading from sealed envelope, like a center tear
Related to 1979 14
Thomas Alan Waters Flipsight I with Himber Wallet
1979
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue New Thoughts For Old)
16
Thomas Alan Waters Flipsight II with I.D. Case model of Himber Wallet
1979
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue New Thoughts For Old)
18
Thomas Alan Waters Burning Questions questions are written on paper and put into envelopes, after the questions have been answered the envelopes are burnt in a bowl
Inspired by 1979
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue New Thoughts For Old)
20
Thomas Alan Waters Burning Questions II questions are written on paper and put into envelopes, after the questions have been answered the envelopes are burnt in a bowl
Inspired by 1979
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue New Thoughts For Old)
22
Orville Wayne Meyer Brain Shock 2 using the Burling Hull reversible card, inside out fold
Inspired by 1979
Magick (Issue 225)
1123
Karrell Fox "That's What You Think!" several billets in clear box, reading
1979 146
Al Baker Umbrella Move uncredited
1979 147
Significant Digit No. 6, spectator writes number on one side of small paper, it is torn in half with writing down, performer knows which half has writing and the number, pencil writing transferred to moist finger
1979 8
Karl Fulves, Tony Corinda, Maurice Fogel Super Psychometry No. 67, marked envelopes with personal envelopes, questions on the outside are answered, with (cold) reading, very detailed
Related to
  • "Astro-Psychometry" (Maurice Fogel & Tony Corinda, Maurice Fogel book, 2007, p. 342)
1979 114
Roy Johnson Impressed information written on paper, folded, put in envelope
1979 47
Tony Andruzzi Hot Stuff paper with information starts to burn, information is revealed
1980
Magick (Issue 271)
1352
Thomas Alan Waters LeNormand's Legacy question is written on a blank tarot card, card lost in the deck and a reading is given
Related to
  • T. A. Waters in "Genii" Vol. 28, No. 1, 1963
1981
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy)
99
Thomas Alan Waters LeNormand's Legacy II question is written on a blank tarot card, card lost in the deck and a reading is given, different handling
1981
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy)
101
Thomas Alan Waters IndexRay spectator writes word and initials on folded card, start for a reading
1981
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy)
108
Thomas Alan Waters Steals
  • Annemann's steal from a cup
  • Jack Yates' steal from a cup with a paper clip and a magnet
  • Annemann's steal from an envelope with a thumb tip
  • other ideas by T. A. Waters
Related to 1981
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt)
163
Thomas Alan Waters Routine No. 3 (Stage) with a bulldog clip
1981
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt)
177
Thomas Alan Waters Variant Routine (With Dobrin Slate) flap to hide center
1981
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt)
178
Al Mann The Mag-Eye Move while performer tears billet, message is read, with variation
Related to 1981 13
The Rev. Dr. Bob. E Second Chance wax impression device, for one-on-one sitting
1981
Magick (Issue 275)
1372
Bob Fillman Cracks in the Mirror folded slips secured with paper clips, question are answered and names divined, inspirational thought written on cards given to spectators
1981
Magick (Issue 286)
1427
Robert Cassidy Screen Test four spectators write something down and seal paper in envelope, three words are divined, fourth word is drawn, transparent and opaque envelopes
1981 2
Al Mann The Wocus Legacy billet that opens out by itself
1982 1
Al Mann Making the Wocus Legacy Billets
1982 2
Al Mann Handling the Billet put in a box
1982 3
Al Mann The Torn Wocus switching it for a dummy
1982 3
Al Mann The Scryer's Podium crystal ball gazing, answering question with the Wocus Lecgacy Billet
1982 4
Al Mann The Master's Move in the hands
1982 5
Al Mann The Spirit Ink Bottle question billet is put folded in ink bottle, with Wocus Billet

1982 6
Gary Lee Williams, Al Mann Wocus II gimmick is added later
1982 7
Al Mann The Wocus Center-Tear combination CT and Wocus II
1982 8
Al Mann The Ballot Box Miracle billet box with trap door
1982 8
Al Mann Vampire Thoughts with two people
1982 9
Al Mann The Mneme's Numen spectator writes question down, erases it and notes another, both are divined/answered
1982 10
Thomas Alan Waters Flipout prepared Himber Wallet for prediction and as a peek wallet
1982
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm)
327
Gene "Phantini" Grant Phantini's Fabulous Billet Work! peek method from folded peek
Related to 1982 12
Al Mann Threshold Three one person reading, knowing what is written on card, spectator gets two envelopes one with his card and one with message from performer, with variation
Inspired by
  • "The Threshold of Miracle" in "Sensational Mentalism, Part II"
1982 4
Al Mann Instant Mindreading secretary-wallet as a peek wallet
1982 12
Al Mann, Ron Baillie Baillie's Gem with perforated cards, stealing part of billet
Inspired by
  • "The Secret Center-Tear" in Ron Baillie's "Universal Mind"
1982 13
Robert Cassidy Test of the White Dwarf information written on card and sealed inside two envelopes is divined, see-through
Related toAlso published here Apr. 1982
Magick (Issue 305)
1521
Millard Longman The Ultimate Billet see-through paper
Nov. 1983
Apocalypse (Vol. 6 No. 11)
846
Note: The Lick Switch billet is stolen while envelope is sealed
1983 11
Joseph Dunninger The Medium's Billet Switch Method 6
1983 12
Joseph Dunninger Simplicity Itself Method 7 (window envelope)
1983 13
Joseph Dunninger Into the Air Method 8 (with flash paper)
1983 15
Joseph Dunninger The Black Medium and the Fire Ritual reading billet while on the way burning it
1983 15
Joseph Dunninger Dumb? Yes and No! Method 10 (changing device)
1983 16
Joseph Dunninger A Sensational Test methods for gaining information, with assistants
  • An Unusual Dramatic Interlude (pre-show)
  • Returning Marked Envelopes to Spectators During the Speciality (unopened, flashlight)
  • Another Method (gist written on envelope)
  • Another Ruse (gist on watch)
1983 6
Joseph Dunninger A Simple Billet Test blindfolded
1983 2
Joseph Dunninger Another Test Impression Method
1983 3
Joseph Dunninger, Al Mann Psychic Billet Reading several people
1983 3
Joseph Dunninger Psychometric Power! question on billets are answered and billets of specific spectator found without opening them, several variations
1983 4
Joseph Dunninger A Convincing Test billet steal from envelope, with thumb tip
1983 7
Joseph Dunninger A Mystic's Favorite sealed message reading, slit in envelope
Related to
  • Paul Kara's "Karaism", 1926 and Nelson's "Mind Divination"
1983 7
Joseph Dunninger Mysterious billet steal with bottomless glass
1983 8
Barrie Richardson Private stock only gist of question is noted on billet
June 1983
Magick (Issue 320)
1599
Al Mann Destiny's Disciple question in envelope is answered, spectator gets envelope with prediction what he should do in the future
Related to Aug. 1983
Magick (Issue 322)
1607
Neil Somerville Blind Luck divination of word, book test with imaginary book, word written on billet and sealed in envelope
Dec. 1983
Magick (Issue 326)
1629
Ted Karmilovich PSI-Eye method to peek a word on a billet, gaffed billet
Feb. 1984
Magick (Issue 328)
1637
Al Mann Psi-Pad using wallet and perforated billets
July 1984
Magick (Issue 334)
1667
Ray Grismer Utility Device business card case, to peek or add information for prediction
Aug. 1984
Magick (Issue 336)
1678
Robert Cassidy Final Version: The Three Envelope Test name, name of pet and drawing are put on three pieces of paper and sealed in three numbered envelopes, all is divined
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1984 25
Robert Cassidy Postscript to the Three Envelope Test moveless version of Final Version: The Three Envelope Test
Related to 1984 33
Robert Cassidy The Two Envelope Test (Also knwon as The White Dwarf) information written on card and sealed inside two envelopes is divined, see-through
VariationsAlso published here 1984 35
Robert Cassidy A New Look at Billet Work pocket read
1984 72
Robert Cassidy Centerburn burnt paper, bulldog clip protects corner
1984 85
Thomas Alan Waters Decivision ten questions in envelopes, blindfolded
Related to 1985
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Fynys)
732
Karl Fulves The Hometown Test No. 20, letters put in paper bag, performer takes them out and divines what's written on them and by whom
Inspired by 1985 40
Kingdon Lieberman Center Tear Substitute billet is placed in folded bill for safekeeping
June 1986
Apocalypse (Vol. 9 No. 6)
1221
Richard Osterlind The Surrounded Slow-Motion Center Tear with credit information
  • The Paper and its Preparation
  • The Mechanics
  • Comments
Variations 1986 1
David Britland The Shining coin is removed from chain to divine which of five envelopes has the spectator's word in it, word divined, coin travels back onto chain
1986 43
Karrell Fox "C.B.S." Question Answering "couldn't be simpler", method to steal some of the billets away
1986 42
Richard Osterlind DI-1 information written on pieces of paper and always several pieces placed inside envelopes, Q&A, transparent envelopes
1986 2
Al Mann DI-2 secretly folding a billet inside out to read message
1986 7
Stan Alexander The Echoing Walls method to read writings on folded business card, while tearing it
1988 3
Al Mann Thot-Coveret variation on Stan Alexander's version
1988 4
Al Mann Salem's Bridge reading method for business cards, slit
1988 5
Al Mann Postman's Curve spectator writes on back of a envelope and folds it, reading method
1988 7
V. Robert Allen The 'Logical' Center Tear one hand center tear
  • The Variation
  • Use Cheap Paper
  • Don't Pre-Fold Paper
  • The Moves
  • Mark It
  • The Tear
  • The Glimpse
Related to May 1989
Magick (Issue 421)
2107
Michael Weber PeeK word written on business card, covered with glass bowl and handkerchief, secret magnet and shim in business card
Also published here 1990 8
Docc Hilford Shuteye fingers on eyelids of spectator, used to read message
Also published here Feb. 1991
Magick (Issue 452)
2260
Michael Weber PeeK word written on business card, covered with glass bowl and handkerchief, secret magnet and shim in business card
Also published here 1991 10
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Foiled Thought business card with information is wrapped in aluminium foil
Mar. 1992
Magick (Issue 469)
2343
Al Mann Acidus Plus with more information on billet to use later
Variations 1992 59
Larry White Get The Picture peek envelope, mirror flap
1992 83
Ted Lesley Black Magic label put on black business card, where spectator writes something on it, divination
Variations Aug. 1992
Vibrations (Vol. 15 No. 2)
1
Al Baker The Umbrella Move
1993 12
Rudy T. Hunter Point of Light stack of business cards
Feb. 1993
Magick (Issue 484)
2420
Charles "Cicardi" Scott Card Trix secretly reading information on index cards, long-short-cards
Feb. 1993
Magick (Issue 485)
2423
Lee Freed Digit Master business cards placed inside envelope, information on one is glimpsed
Variations Feb. 1993
Magick (Issue 485)
2425
Alan Kerslake Kerslake Kop information on business card is glimpsed
Inspired by Apr. 1993
Magick (Issue 488)
2440
Alan Kerslake Question using a tilt-top box
Oct. 1993
Magick (Issue 495)
2474
Al Mann Alien Billet slit in billet, using the Clashing Force
1993 2
Al Mann, Rudy T. Hunter The Nether Gate folded paper secured with paperclip, slit
1993 4
Al Mann The Seventh Column with newspaper clipping, slit
1993 5
Tom Grossman, Ted Lesley Black Magic Revisited label put on black business card, where spectator writes something on it, divination
Inspired by June 1993
Vibrations (Vol. 15 No. 12)
5
Peter Zenner Flip-Slip! billet is turned inside-out
Dec. 1993
Vibrations (Vol. 16 No. 6)
12
Punx Impression Method impression taken from note written with a pencil
Also published here
  • "Super Punx Test" in "Fourth Dimensional Mystery"
1994 179
Al Mann The Squiffer Billet memory fold for billet, easy to open and close it secretly
  • The One Ahead
  • On Command
  • The Talking Billet
  • The Umbrella Move
1994 2
Tim Conover Developing Your Creativity "Outline of a Lecture - Part 3: Putty Peek", silly putty to get impression of writing
Jan. 1994
Vibrations (Vol. 16 No. 7)
13
Robert Cassidy The Name Place Routine name and place are written on two pieces of paper, both are divined even though one has been destroyed
VariationsAlso published here 1995 8
Robert Cassidy The Three Envelope Test name, name of pet and drawing are put on three pieces of paper and sealed in three numbered envelopes, all is divined, technical variation of routine in The Art of Mentalism
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1995 21
Steve Michaels Schieszer Stickman Up word written down and sealed inside two envelopes is divined
1995
Syzygy (Vol. 1 No. 16)
75
Steven Brehe The Pendulum Glimpse question written on business card is mixed with other cards, answered by performer using pendulum and runes
Jan. 1995
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 7)
1
Tony Corinda Beyond the 13 Steps: Let's Look into the Window - Part 2 on the window envelope
  • The Corinda Envelope
Related to Feb. 1995
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 8)
11
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Tarot Man tarot reading and answering of question, billet switch using tarot deck
Mar. 1995
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 9)
14
Al Mann The Veils of Isis - Part 1 on the Khan envelope, Corinda envelope, transparency principle
Related to May 1995
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 11)
12
Al Mann The Veils of Isis - Part 2 on the semi-transparent envelope, Charles Foster, Augustus Rapp
June 1995
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 12)
12
David Harkey, Eric Anderson Acidus Novus Handling
Inspired by 1997 16
David Harkey, Eric Anderson If Looks Could Kill billet reading system for Q&A
1997 75
Richard Bartram, Jr. Mullica Peek with Mullica Wallet
1997 141
Al Mann Introducing Acidus 2 information written on piece of paper, paper is then folded and secured with paperclip, billet is secretly switched and partially opened in same hand to read information
1997 2
Alexander de Cova Tektron-X reading method for billet in wallet
Inspired by 1998 145
Jas Jakutsch "Lost & Found" AKA "Six in One" billet routine with four phases, twelve people write down a los object and their initials, spectator finds the right billets, without opening it, divines the content of several and a member of the audience does the same too
1999 5
Jas Jakutsch "I.T.O.O" - The "In the Open Opening" secretly opening a billet and reading it
1999 16
Jas Jakutsch The ITOO Refold different methods to refold the billet again
1999 17
Jas Jakutsch Getting a Glimpse eight ways of glimpsing an open billet
1999 18
Harry Houdini, Jas Jakutsch The "Thumbhole Window" Glimpse
Related to 1999 18
Jas Jakutsch The "Hang-Over Glimpse" while holding a pad
1999 19
Jas Jakutsch The Seriously "Hung-Over Glimpse"
1999 19
Barrie Richardson After Dessert Thought Transference divination of information written on a business card, covered with handkerchief in the hands
Also published here Aug. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 8)
48
James G. Thompson Jr., Ned Rutledge Noch ein Gedankenlesen writing on business card divined
1999
Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 3)
108
Robert Cassidy The Name/Place Routine name and place are written on two pieces of paper, both are divined even though one has been destroyed, simplified version
Inspired by 1999 243
Milbourne Christopher Der Gedankenabhörer spectator writes name of playing card on a business card, card is divined, business card stolen with case
Also published here 2000
Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 4 & 5)
143
Paul Curry Center Tear Handling
Inspired byRelated to 2001 264
Docc Hilford Touch fingers on eyelids of spectator, used to read message
Also published here 2002 27
Patrick Richey, Docc Hilford The Reverend Doctor Patrick private reading Q&A technique, sitter thinks of three questions and performer writes answers on three business cards in three envelopes or vinyl folder
  • The Concept
  • The Reading
  • The Arcanum
  • The Goods
  • The Moves
  • The Tips
  • The Richey Seance
2002 ca. 4
Al Baker Al Baker's Billet Mystery three billets, envelopes, including the umbrella move
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Book)
92
Al Baker Pellet Reading "Al Baker Method"
contents of three slips are divined, with secret opening and reading method, umbrella move
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic)
316
Al Baker Secret Reading of Billets with a notepad
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic)
326
Al Baker One-Man Billet Reading
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets)
413
Al Baker Name and Calling Card Trick secret reading method of slip, using switch
2003 724
Eric Mead Peek-a-Book information written on business card and placed in book is secretly read
Also published here 2003 15
Eric Mead The Under-Fire Peek
Also published here 2003 22
Eric Anderson Graphis Acidus as Erik Anderson, sample billet to use for Acidus peek, graphology presentation
Inspired by 2003
Syzygy (Vol. 5 No. 16)
423