249 entries in Billet / Secret Reading Methods & Peeks
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown 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 Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 20
Frederick E. Jones First Test in Reading Sealed Billets envelope is found by muscle reading, then content is revealed, electric torch
1911 Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 20
Unknown Making Envelope Transparent alcohol, method with box and sponge in pocket
Related to 1911 Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 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 Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 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 Between Ourselves 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 Sub Rosa 82
Al Baker Al Baker's Billet Mystery three billets, envelopes, including the umbrella move
Related to 1933 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Book) 92
Tom Sellers One Man Sealed Message Reading
1933 More Secrets 20
Theodore Annemann The Master of the Message using a stooge
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 4) 13
Theodore Annemann The Modernized Reading for single reading or getting one ahead
Variations 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 9) 34
Theodore Annemann The Impression Moderne wax coating on envelope as impression device
Related to 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 43
James G. Thompson Jr. Penetrating Vision reading writing on paper card covered with handkerchief
Related to 1935 Mental Bargain Effects 12
James G. Thompson Jr. Impromptu Vision reading writing on paper card covered with handkerchief
Related to 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 83
Bert Reese Bert Reese Secrets Berthold Riess, billet reading information, soft paper
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1936) 140
Audley Walsh Your Fortune, Miss! method to read billet with deck of cards as cover
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 30) 196
Oscar Weigle Reading Method in Hat
1937 You'd be Surprised 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 You'd be Surprised 22
Theodore Annemann Word, Number and Picture Divination medium divines word, number and duplicates a drawing
Related to 1937 "En Rapport" 13
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Mephisto Sealed Billet Reading
1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 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 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 29
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Billet Test dead person is written on a billet and burnt, name is divined
Variations 1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 31
Sid Lorraine The Sealed Message sealed and burned message is divined
1938 Greater Magic 889
Dr. Stanley Jaks Hat Pin billet switch with hat pin, then secret reading of information
Related toAlso published here 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 42) 285
Dr. Stanley Jaks Compact secret billet reading using powder case or compact
Also published here 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 42) 285
Robert Parrish The "Direct" Divination joke, spectator choked if he does not comply
Related to 1939 Do That Again! 17
Magnuson Devil Device gaffed box for questions, see also p. 570
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 89) 561
Henry Hardin Trance Vision flashlight in bag to put over head to read in the dark
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 97) 599
George Armstrong Geomancy of the Gods Q & A with one envelope and sand as a reading tool
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 30) 125
Joseph Dunninger Sealed Mystery sealed message reading system, razor thumb tip
Related to 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 32) 133
Elray Glass-Ic sealed message reading technique
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 36) 148
Audley Walsh Your Fortune, Miss! method to switch and read billet with deck of cards as cover
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 28
Cyril Marriott Your Thought three billets, reading billets in hat, secretly opening and closing , method, umbrella move
Related to 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 68) 276
Fredric Kolb Envelope Switch and Peek
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 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 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 28
Robert A. Nelson Wrinkles and Subtle Touches
  • named card in pocket
  • do as i do, with mindreading presentation
  • making envelopes see through
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 60
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 Gems of Mental Magic 38
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley The Open Window divination of a city, written on paper and sealed in envelope
1947 Gems of Mental Magic 90
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Written Messages several thoughts are divined, sealed in envelopes
1947 Gems of Mental Magic 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 Gems of Mental Magic 94
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Holding the Bag thought written on a billet and sealed in envelope is divined
1947 Gems of Mental Magic 96
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley No Privacy in a Gold Fish Bowl multiple thought revelation, written on billets in fish bowl
1947 Gems of Mental Magic 101
Unknown An Improved Sealed-Message Reading one card, two envelopes
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 211
George G. Kaplan Mind-Figures using a convex mirror
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 214
Harold Braunhut Thoughts Afire secret reading method for text written on postcard put in envelope
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 166
Al Baker Pellet Reading with secret opening and reading method
1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 316
Al Baker Secret Reading of Billets
1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 326
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 It Must Be Mindreading 15
George B. Anderson Another Sealed Envelope - Which I Call "The Bonded Fifth" in envelopes
Related to 1949 It Must Be Mindreading 18
George B. Anderson The Pocket Mindreader - Solved: The used Razor Blade Problem cards in a box, method to see writing, shimmed cards
1949 It Must Be Mindreading 46
Harris Solomon Solomon's Minds in envelope, psychology of the divination
1950 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 198) 790
Al Baker One-Man Billet Reading
1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 413
Clettis V. Musson Tricky Telepathy billet placed in glass
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 16
Milbourne Christopher One Out of 52 several cards are written down, one is selected, performer divines the card
1954 More One Man Mental Magic 10
Bill Simon Psychic Okito Box Okito Box for billet reading or Q&A
Related to 1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 303) 10
Sydney Bergson Sid's Seer sponge with alcohol dispenser for sealed message reading
Related to 1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 313) 55
Sid Lorraine Dictionary Message Reading using peek dictionary to read billets put into it
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 209
Harlan Tarbell "Wrapped Card" Message Reading visiting card is wrapped in paper with window
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 211
Robert Parrish Parrish Mentalism something written into matchbook
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 219
Gene "Phantini" Grant Message Reading without a Clue message sealed in pay envelope
Related toVariations 1955 Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 2
Gene "Phantini" Grant Image-Ray (A Message Reading Idea) with business cards and an envelope, secret reading method
1955 Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 3
Gene "Phantini" Grant Remoto unconventional Q&A routine
1955 Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 3
Paul Curry Torn Center
Related toAlso published here 1956 The Best in Magic 210
Don Tanner, John Murray Street Guide Test with street guide booklet, thought written on piece of paper and wrapped up in book
1957 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 344) 199
Tony Corinda (1) Alcohol or Chemicals
1959 Question and Answer (Readings) 344
Tony Corinda (2) Light
Related to 1959 Question and Answer (Readings) 344
Tony Corinda (3) The Window Envelope
1959 Question and Answer (Readings) 345
Tony Corinda, Eric Mason (4) The Clip Board several versions, Eric Mason's Dubbul
1959 Question and Answer (Readings) 345
Orville Wayne Meyer Mindreading Supreme blindfolded, fake muscle-reading with billets
1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 14
Malcolm Davison Handling Billets umbrella move
Related to 1960 Magic of the Mind 98
Charlie Miller The Great Billet Test spectator writes name on one of several billets, billet and word on it are divined
1961 An Evening with Charlie Miller 38
North Bigbee Secret of the Flame message in envelope, secret reading method, candle
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 41
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks Puderdosentrick secret billet reading using powder case or compact
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 75
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks Hutnadel billet switch with hat pin, then secret reading of information
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 90
Max Malini Billet Reading on toilet paper
1962 Malini and His Magic 76
Jack Ketch Private Reading No. 2 billet dropped in cigarette box with slit, secret reading
1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 370) 308
Malcolm McCallum Cat's Eyes reading in the dark, method
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 46
Al Koran The Torn Centre center tear handling
1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 32
James G. Thompson Jr. Embers billet in envelope is burnt, divination of word
1967 Between Two Minds 48
Unknown Basic Move 8 opening billet under arm-fold cover
June 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 185
Roy Fromer Reading Through a Brick thing put on hand, covered with brick, information divined
1969 HEX! 86
Dai Vernon Mind Reading secret reading after center tear
1970 Expanded Lecture Notes 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 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 39) 191
Sydney Bergson Non-Center Tear glimpsing content
Also published here 1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 26
Max Lister Easy Message Reading alcohol to make envelope transparent
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 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)
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 Doorway to Delusion 25
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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 1) 683
Karl Fulves History on peek slates, see-through, electronic with light source
Nov. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 1) 685
Raymond Hafler Clipboard Peek brief
Also published here
  • "Clipboard Peek" (Ray Hafler, M.U.M.)
Nov. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 1) 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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 2) 691
Al Mann Instant Mindreader
June 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 8) 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 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 112) 558
Pierre L. O. A. Keeler Keeler's Baffling Slate Test theory by Al Mann
July 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 9) 982
Nathan Stark One-Man Private Readings q&a for one person, reading of index card in box
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 124) 617
Dai Vernon Center Tear - Billet Test
1976 The First California Lecture 9
Al Mann The Preparations prefolding
1976 Acidus 4
Al Mann Opening and Reading the Billet secret reading, with dummy still in hand
1976 Acidus 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 Acidus 12
Al Mann Challenges and Outs tips on the Acidus
1976 Acidus 14
Al Mann Precautions how to ensure that the billet is not folded more then twice, Acidus
1976 Acidus 15
Al Mann The Telephone Effect random person phoned, name divined, method for "On the Wire"
Inspired by 1976 Acidus 15
Al Mann A Short Cut alternative handling for Acidus
1976 Acidus 16
Al Mann Passing Thoughts thought is divined, written on a pad
1976 Mental-Ettes 8
Al Mann Typhon's Tongs envelopes are gathered and burnt with tongs
1976 Mental-Ettes 20
James F. Herpick Herpick's Tongs tongs to burn envelope
1976 Mental-Ettes 20
Al Mann The Pharaoh's Palm billets are switched on palm of performer, fake palm
1976 Mental-Ettes 23
Cicardi Brain Shock billet reading, billet put in pocket, reversed
Variations 1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 152) 757
Chip Cotton Sixty Seconds... into the Past Q&A with one person, Himber Wallet
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (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 The Amazing World of Mentalism 133
Burling Hull The Super-Stage Method Mind Reading Act giant buddha statue on stage with assistant in it, wireless connection
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 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 The Amazing World of Mentalism 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 The Amazing World of Mentalism 159
Burling Hull The Master Volta Method for Supper Club Readings with Hull Card, flipped inside out one-handed
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 185
Burling Hull The Volta "Lecture" Readings Method
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 188
Burling Hull The Volta Table Sealed Question Reading
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 189
Al Mann The Preparation constructing The Sibylline Envelope
1977 The Sibylline Messages 2
Unknown, Al Baker The Umbrella Move
Related to 1978 The Apodosis 13
Al Mann De-Pleated Thoughts several questions on one piece of paper, folded paper is stapled
1978 The Tesseract 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
1978 The Tesseract 21
Sydney Bergson San Diego Special no-tear center-tear
Also published here 1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 205) 1022
Peter Zenner Impression X with stack of envelopes
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 207) 1033
Frederick M. Shields Stratagem design duplication, glimpsing the design with the aid of a stationary box for blank cards
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 214) 1068
Christopher Rogers Flim-Flam Man! q&a routine
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 217) 1083
Karl Fulves FlaPSI word written on card and put in case divined
1979 Inner Sanctum 35
Millard Longman Acidus Novus method for reading information on folded card
Related toVariations 1979 Acidus Plus 2
Millard Longman A Double-Barrel Effect mixture between Acidus Novus and a center tear
1979 Acidus Plus 3
Al Mann The Azonic Force peek for reading several information on a billet
1979 Acidus Plus 5
Orville Wayne Meyer A Letter From Orville Meyer different fold for Mann's The Azonic Force
1979 Acidus Plus 7
Bobby Hughes The Hughes Move handling variation for Mann's The Azonic Force
1979 Acidus Plus 8
Unknown From the Thirteen Mann's The Azonic Force mixed with Larry Becker's Zip Code trick
1979 Acidus Plus 8
Al Mann The Secret of Abonutichus message reading from sealed envelope, like a center tear
Related to 1979 Acidus Plus 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
Karrell Fox "That's What You Think!" several billets in clear box, reading
1979 Another Book 146
Al Baker Umbrella Move uncredited
1979 Another Book 147
Unknown 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 Self-Working Mental Magic 8
Karl Fulves Super Psychometry No. 67, marked envelopes with personal envelopes, questions on the outside are answered, with (cold) reading, very detailed
Inspired by 1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 114
Orville Wayne Meyer Brain Shock 2 using the Burling Hull reversible card, inside out fold
Inspired by 1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 225) 1123
Tony Andruzzi Hot Stuff paper with information starts to burn, information is revealed
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (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
1981 Phanta-Graphs 13
The Rev. Dr. Bob. E Second Chance wax impression device, for one-on-one sitting
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (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 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (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 Screen Test 2
Al Mann The Wocus Legacy billet that opens out by itself
1982 The Wocus Legacy 1
Al Mann Making the Wocus Legacy Billets
1982 The Wocus Legacy 2
Al Mann Handling the Billet put in a box
1982 The Wocus Legacy 3
Al Mann The Torn Wocus switching it for a dummy
1982 The Wocus Legacy 3
Al Mann The Scryer's Podium crystal ball gazing, answering question with the Wocus Lecgacy Billet
1982 The Wocus Legacy 4
Al Mann The Master's Move in the hands
1982 The Wocus Legacy 5
Al Mann The Spirit Ink Bottle question billet is put folded in ink bottle, with Wocus Billet

1982 The Wocus Legacy 6
Gary Lee Williams, Al Mann Wocus II gimmick is added later
1982 The Wocus Legacy 7
Al Mann The Wocus Center-Tear combination CT and Wocus II
1982 The Wocus Legacy 8
Al Mann The Ballot Box Miracle billet box with trap door
1982 The Wocus Legacy 8
Al Mann Vampire Thoughts with two people
1982 The Wocus Legacy 9
Al Mann The Mneme's Numen spectator writes question down, erases it and notes another, both are divined/answered
1982 The Wocus Legacy 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 The Knight's Gambit 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 Of Gifts and Talents 4
Al Mann Instant Mindreading secretary-wallet as a peek wallet
1982 Of Gifts and Talents 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 Of Gifts and Talents 13
Millard Longman The Ultimate Billet see-through paper
Nov. 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 11) 846
Unknown Note: The Lick Switch billet is stolen while envelope is sealed
1983 Selected Sealed Message Reading Methods 11
Joseph Dunninger The Medium's Billet Switch Method 6
1983 Selected Sealed Message Reading Methods 12
Joseph Dunninger Simplicity Itself Method 7 (window envelope)
1983 Selected Sealed Message Reading Methods 13
Joseph Dunninger Into the Air Method 8 (with flash paper)
1983 Selected Sealed Message Reading Methods 15
Joseph Dunninger The Black Medium and the Fire Ritual reading billet while on the way burning it
1983 Selected Sealed Message Reading Methods 15
Joseph Dunninger Dumb? Yes and No! Method 10 (changing device)
1983 Selected Sealed Message Reading Methods 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 A Simplified Crystal Gazing Speciality 6
Joseph Dunninger A Simple Billet Test blindfolded
1983 Master Billet Tests 2
Joseph Dunninger Another Test Impression Method
1983 Master Billet Tests 3
Joseph Dunninger, Al Mann Psychic Billet Reading several people
1983 Master Billet Tests 3
Joseph Dunninger Psychometric Power! question on billets are answered and billets of specific spectator found without opening them, several variations
1983 Master Billet Tests 4
Joseph Dunninger A Convincing Test billet steal from envelope, with thumb tip
1983 Master Billet Tests 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 Master Billet Tests 7
Joseph Dunninger Mysterious billet steal with bottomless glass
1983 Master Billet Tests 8
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 to 1984 The Art of Mentalism 25
Robert Cassidy Postscript to the Three Envelope Test moveless version of Final Version: The Three Envelope Test
Related to 1984 The Art of Mentalism 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
1984 The Art of Mentalism 35
Robert Cassidy A New Look at Billet Work pocket read
1984 The Art of Mentalism 72
Robert Cassidy Centerburn burnt paper, bulldog clip protects corner
1984 The Art of Mentalism 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 Self-Working Paper Magic 40
Kingdon Lieberman Center Tear Substitute billet is placed in folded bill for safekeeping
June 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (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 The Surrounded Slow-Motion Center Tear 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 Psychomancy 43
Karrell Fox "C.B.S." Question Answering "couldn't be simpler", method to steal some of the billets away
1986 For My Next Trick... 42
Stan Alexander The Echoing Walls method to read writings on folded business card, while tearing it
1988 Scorpio's Curve 3
Al Mann Thot-Coveret variation on Stan Alexander's version
1988 Scorpio's Curve 4
Al Mann Salem's Bridge reading method for business cards, slit
1988 Scorpio's Curve 5
Al Mann Postman's Curve spectator writes on back of a envelope and folds it, reading method
1988 Scorpio's Curve 7
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 [1990 Notes] 8
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 Lecture Collection 10
Al Baker The Umbrella Move
1993 The Quick and the Dead 12
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
Variations 1995 The Art of Mentalism 2 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 toVariations 1995 The Art of Mentalism 2 21
David Harkey, Eric Anderson Acidus Novus Handling
Inspired by 1997 Ah-ha! 16
David Harkey, Eric Anderson If Looks Could Kill billet reading system for Q&A
1997 Ah-ha! 75
Richard Bartram, Jr. Mullica Peek with Mullica Wallet
1997 Trephine 141
Alexander de Cova Tektron-X reading method for billet in wallet
Inspired by 1998 Secrets No. 2 145
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 Completely Mental - Vol. 2 5
Jas Jakutsch "I.T.O.O" - The "In the Open Opening" secretly opening a billet and reading it
1999 Completely Mental - Vol. 2 16
Jas Jakutsch The ITOO Refold different methods to refold the billet again
1999 Completely Mental - Vol. 2 17
Jas Jakutsch Getting a Glimpse eight ways of glimpsing an open billet
1999 Completely Mental - Vol. 2 18
Harry Houdini, Jas Jakutsch The "Thumbhole Window" Glimpse
Related to 1999 Completely Mental — Vol. 2 18
Jas Jakutsch The "Hang-Over Glimpse" while holding a pad
1999 Completely Mental - Vol. 2 19
Jas Jakutsch The Seriously "Hung-Over Glimpse"
1999 Completely Mental - Vol. 2 19
Paul Curry Center Tear Handling
Inspired byRelated to 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 264
Al Baker Name and Calling Card Trick secret reading method of slip, using switch
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 724
Eric Mead Peek-a-Book information written on business card and placed in book is secretly read
Also published here 2003 Connexions 15
Eric Mead The Under-Fire Peek
Also published here 2003 Connexions 22
Barrie Richardson The Power of Touch divination of information written on a business card
Also published here
  • Club 71, Spring 2000
2005 Act Two 67
Barrie Richardson After the Dessert Thought Transference divination of information written on a business card, covered with handkerchief in the hands
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Genii, Aug. 1999
2005 Act Two 71
Barrie Richardson The Double Billet glimpsing method for folded billet with information written in special places, audience is not aware of what is asked for on billet
VariationsAlso published here
  • Club 71, July 2003
2005 Act Two 275
Barrie Richardson The Devil's Peek
Also published here
  • Club 71, Christmas 2003
2005 Act Two 281
Eric Mead Peek-a-Book information written on business card and placed in book is secretly read
Also published here 2006 Tangled Web 203
Eric Mead The Under-Fire Peek
Also published here 2006 Tangled Web 232
Barrie Richardson A Dessert and a First Love billet routine
Inspired byVariations 2011 Curtain Call 155
Barrie Richardson The Happy Peek one-handed, special fold and part is squeezed open
Also published here
  • The Magician, Mar. 2007
2011 Curtain Call 161
Barrie Richardson The Triangle Peek special fold and billet is squeezed open to glimpse four writings
Inspired byAlso published here
  • The Magician, Jan. 2007
2011 Curtain Call 166
Barrie Richardson Double Deception Billet Routine glimpsing method for folded billet with information written in special places, audience is not aware of what is asked for on billet
Inspired byAlso published here
  • The Magician, July 2006
2011 Curtain Call 170
Barrie Richardson The Osmosis Envelope gimmicked pay envelope, spectator can seal message inside, yet performer can access and glimpse content
2011 Curtain Call 181
Barrie Richardson Fourth Dimensional Osmosis using Osmosis Envelope
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Fourth Dimensional Telepathy" (Theodore Annemann)
2011 Curtain Call 194
Dr. Stanley Jaks Hat Pin billet switch with hat pin, then secret reading of information
Also published here 2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 152
Dr. Stanley Jaks Television Compact with business card, secret billet reading using powder case or compact
Also published here 2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 232
Colin McLeod Billet Ballet... thoughts on using billets, justification
  • The Center Tear
  • Billet Peeks in General...
2014 Divine 136
Michael Murray Why Write Down a Thought? thoughts on using billets, justification
2014 A Piece Of My Mind 126
Dr. Stanley Jaks Jaks Wallet
2016 You and Me and the Devil Makes Three - Volume II 8
Andy (The Jerx) The Revealing Thing Importance of thinking about how to reveal a thought-of word, describes a simple peek for a billet
2016 The Jerx 79
John Hostler ImagineInk word written on business card is divined, card becomes blank and pen does not write afterwards, magnet steal of card
2016 Magnum Opossum 27
John Hostler A Riddle at Intermission: Sanada Meets Elmsley business card with word written by spectator palmed into wallet and glimpsed, using card with photo of inside of hand
2016 Magnum Opossum 73
Jas Jakutsch The "Hang-Over Glimpse"
2017 B2 13
James Chadier Chadier Peek Peek at information written on the inside of folded business card
2017 The Interrobang Lecture 12
Markus Beldig The BBB Peek "Beldig's Bold Baltic Peek"
business card in pay envelope, information peeked
Inspired by 2019 The Florida Notes 2019 14
Allan Ackerman A Cheap Thought "(An inexpensive thought transmitter)"
information written on a business card by spectator, it is lost in a stack of cards, performer secretly glimpses it
Inspired by
  • marketed Harvey Rosenthal item from the 1960s
2019 Card Theater 59