153 entries in Cards / Principles / Card Index
Creators Title Comments & References Source Page Categories
Unknown Billet Index Tricks with Cards 232
Unknown Der magische Tastsinn No. 36, deck put in pocket, any card called for removed Der Kartenkünstler 43
Unknown Das glückliche Wiederfinden No. 41, card vanishes from envelope and reappears in cigar, card either forced or freely chosen with cigar index Der Kartenkünstler 49
Unknown Das mysteriöse Couvert card in nest of envelopes, free choice with envelope index Der moderne Kartenkünstler 49
Unknown Das Sortier-Etui Related to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 178
Unknown Kunststück à la Cumberland three cards removed by spectators and placed in handkerchief, predicted on three billets in goblet, they travel back into deck, billet index Der moderne Kartenkünstler 61
Unknown Das Mädchen für Alles in Gestalt eines Kartenspieles combination of effects from book
1. Die magische Sehkraft
2. Die Kartenwage
3. performer repeatedly names card where spectator cuts to
4. Das Lesen mit den Fingerspitzen
5. Das Sortier-Etui (removing named cards from pocket)
6. Das unsichtbare, geheimnisvolle Uhrwerk
7. performer can always cut at a King (four Kings crimped)
Der moderne Kartenkünstler 85
Unknown Vingt-un Twenty-One Card Trick, but card is at the end palmed out and an envelope with a duplicate from an envelope index presented Der moderne Kartenkünstler 97
Unknown Eine Imitation Related to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 219
Unknown Der Zuschauer als Karten-Kommandant card shuffled back by spectator, yet it appears on topRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 224
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Verschwinden einer gezogenen Karte in ein zehnfach verschlossenes Couvert card to envelope, freely chosen card an card-in-envelope indexRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 225
Unknown Experto credite! named card is missing from new and sealed deck, with risky psychological force, out with card index and deck switch Der moderne Kartenkünstler 230
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Das Verschwinden einer gezogenen Karte in ein zehnfach verschlossenes Couvert card to envelope, freely chosen card an card-in-envelope indexRelated to Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 7) 99
Unknown The Card Receptacle Related to New Era Card Tricks 63
Unknown The Mysterious Production any card called for from pocket New Era Card Tricks 65
Unknown The Appearance of Desired Cards top card of shuffled deck changes into any named cardRelated to New Era Card Tricks 64
Unknown The Improved Mysterious Production any card called for from pocket, featuring detachable inside pocket, also with selections and no card index New Era Card Tricks 66
Unknown The Obedient Card Related to New Era Card Tricks 111
Unknown Festina lente spectator remembers card and its position, performer tables a card which changes into the selection, originally tabled card taken from envelope, patter by Conradi Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 1) 11
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Magisches Fin de siècle one of six colors, coin, domino brick and playing card are chosen, all things predicted in envelope, mix of forces and indexes Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 4) 50
Unknown Die verschwundene Karte und das dreifache Couvert No. 15, free selection vanishes from deck under handkerchief cover, reappears in nest of envelopes, envelope index in coat pocketsRelated to Der Amateurzauberer 94
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Das Gefühl "Hofzinser's Kartenkünste VII."
shuffled deck pocketed, named card removed, deck removed and another card chosen, transposes with first card while one is in a silk, sixteen double facers
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 9) 130
Carl Willmann Ein Kartentrick card vanishes from hand and reappears in deck, card index behind chair Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 4) 53
Ben-Zur Ben-Zur's Meisterschuss selection tossed into the air, hole shot through marked pip with pistol Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 2) 19
Joseph Michael Hartz, Alexander Herrmann, Professor Hoffmann The Pocket-Picking Trick producing chosen cards from shuffled deck in pocket, three handlingsAlso published here Later Magic 719
Joseph Michael Hartz, Alexander Herrmann, Professor Hoffmann The Pocket-Picking Trick producing chosen cards from shuffled deck in pocket, three handlingsAlso published here Magical Titbits 181
Oswald Rae Mental Telepathy named card is found in small envelope, which is inside a big envelope Between Ourselves 11
Oswald Rae The Impossible Possible using a Spirit Box, name of card written down on paper and locked in box, blank card in envelope changes to that card Between Ourselves 22
Tom Sellers A Speller Idea any card spelled to from pocketed deck Magical Pleasantries 17
Theodore Annemann The Lady and the Gentleman two card prediction with billet indexRelated to SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 40
Dr. James William Elliott Sighting Any Card Called For shuffled deck as Open Index Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 143
Tom Sellers Seller's Speller Idea any named card is spelled out with deck in pocket, pocket index Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 63
Unknown The Dream Card card placed in envelope in beginning turns out to be later selection, index Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 333
Unknown Coincidence two decks, one in spectator's pocket one in performers, two selections, repeated (spectator plunges in pocket and takes out first card he can get), one marked, card index in pocket Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 78
Unknown Projected Thought matrix dealing with thought of card and prediction of card and its position with prediction index Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 178
Arthur H. Buckley Knock 'Em Dead any card stopped at is predicted, alternating set-up and billet index Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 195
Unknown Williams' Card Trick card through handkerchief with fair selection and duplicate from index Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 230
Arthur H. Buckley Cards and Pockets number of cut off cards is divined, deck in pocket, any named card instantly produced Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 241
Louis Nikola Unconscious Thought Transmission card placed in envelope in beginning turns out to be any named one, memorized deck as open indexAlso published here Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 398
Theodore Annemann Wired Thought any person is phoned and asked to name a card, predicted by performer, indexRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 31) 201
M. Ceillier New Card Index black tape and paper clips, inside coat The Magic Annual for 1937 81
Bert Allerton Card Index for twelve cards Greater Magic 901
Dan Bellman Mystic Matching two phases, one deck stacked The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 320
E. Leslie May Magic versus Mentalism Addition thought-of card predicted, six out index The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 52) 363
Cedric Applause named card caught out of shower of cards The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 409
Robert Brethen As in a Mirror Darkly billet index on back of cardsRelated to The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 76) 501
Theodore Annemann Pocket Prophecies including thoughts on predictions and the pocket index in general, see also p. 818 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 82) 527
Theodore Annemann The Original Effect straight card prediction using billet index The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 82) 529
Theodore Annemann Lady and Gentleman two card prediction with billet indexInspired byRelated to The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 82) 529
Theodore Annemann, Walter B. Gibson The Omega Card Prophecy card chosen with dealing procedure, billet index The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 82) 529
Orville Wayne Meyer Twin Prediction partial set-up and ten-card billet index The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 82) 530
Orville Wayne Meyer, Arthur H. Buckley Twin Prediction - The Improved Buckley Method full deck stack and billet index The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 82) 530
B. B. Low Tram Card card vanishes underneath handkerchief, reappears in pocket, using indexRelated to The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 96) 593
Charles Hopkins 29 - Pocket index. Mentions pocket index gimmick in Jinx magazine, No. 82, p. 528, Pocket Prophecies. "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 43
Charles Hopkins 50 - The indexed pocket deck again. Mentions 1939 Summer issue of The Jinx "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 67
Tom Sellers Matching the Colours two packets of five colored cards, matching with the spectator Condensed Conjuring 10
Theodore Annemann Wired Thought any person is phoned and asked to name a card, predicted by performer, index Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 73
William H. McCaffrey Bill McCaffrey's Prize Winner two decks, premonition, card is found in hat My Best 23
Robert A. Nelson Wrinkles and Subtle Touches - named card in pocket
- do as i do, with mindreading presentation
- making envelopes see through
Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 60
Henry Weisl, Robert Greene Letters of Fire card value burns itself into paper stretched in a frame, paper index on back of cardsRelated to Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 6) 166
Bert Douglas The Invisible Card Routine named card appears, card index in magazine Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 13
Karrell Fox E-Z Card in Wallet Card Index WalletAlso published here Kornfidentially Yours 24
Bert Allerton Open Index cutting any named card to top The Close-Up Magician 37
Tony Corinda (8) The Body Index in pockets Predictions 95
Tony Corinda, Patrick Page (5) The Pocket Index card indexes, construction
- Standart Type
-The Q.5 Pocket Index (Patrick Page)
Related to Predictions 88
Tony Corinda Card Prediction prediction in envelope is put in wallet, two methods Predictions 92
Tony Corinda (2) Quadruplication one card is selected from a face up deck and signed, card is predicted with several ways, only odd back, written in an envelope and another odd card duplicate in performer's pocket. Routine includes the No-Gag (Maurice Fogel) Predictions 103
Tony Corinda (16) Double-Impact Prediction card is named and a position, the position is written on an envelope and the card is inside Predictions 120
Bobby Bernard Bookmatch Card Index on burnt match head appears name of selection, indexRelated to Magic in Miniature 4
Cyro Super Forethought card prediction with card stand, envelope index Magic of the Mind 27
Sydney Bergson Recognizing the Unknown cards in pocket, one by one is removed and when spectator stops performer, card is the previously selected one Still More Miracles in Mentalism 46
Don Lawton Organizing Cards in Pocket to produce any card among four without hesitation The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 361) 274
Jochen Zmeck Medium partial rough-smooth, red and black alternate, then force blocks, three phases:
1. spectator says if top card is red or black, he is always right
2. spectator names position of a given card, the card is at that position
3. performer put unknown card in pocket, spectator divines it
Related to Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil II 18
Edward Marlo Premeditated Prediction card is fairly selected from shuffled deck, card is predicted in matchbook, using index of twelve matchbooks and statistical principleVariations Faro Controlled Miracles 61
Ken De Courcy Calling All Cards deck shuffled and put in trouser pockets, any card called for produced, then any non-playing card (birthday card, membership card, score card, ...) called for à la Arthur Lloyd, with gags and card castle finale Calling All Cards 2
Harry Lorayne Self-Index described for the forty number cards Deck-Sterity 106
Harry Lorayne, Bob Hummer Mental Photography blank deck, spectator thinks of any card and goes through some dealing procedure, thought of card appears, all others blank, card indexVariations Deck-Sterity 105
Edward Marlo Marlo's Pellet Index any card thought out of ten cards is predicted on pellet, featuring an index made from a playing card Expert Card Conjuring 84
Edward Marlo Unexpected Prediction - Index Method twelve card index and feed-in for breast pocket Expert Card Conjuring 91
Alton Sharpe, Al Baker Mirabile Dictu any named red card is predicted on back of a black card, cards written on all black cards as index Expert Card Mysteries 81
Stuart P. Cramer Implanted Thought chosen ESP card predicted on billet, using index on cardsRelated to HEX! 4
Paul Marcus A Card Named Bill Variations HEX! 38
Nelson Caroly Invisible Deck Routine named spade card appears in hands The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 5) 326
Karl Fulves A Child's Garden Of Problems twelve card problems in connection with sleeving Impromptu Holdouts 48
Roy Miller Die-A-Bolic! number, color of a die and a card are predicted in bulldog clip The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 177) 883
Larry Becker The 13th Card double prediction, prediction written of card found when spectator's card is spelled to, and duplicate of spectator's card in pocket World of Super Mentalism 63
Ken De Courcy As a Location System using the stack as an open index, with optional corner shorts at regular intervals Jack's Pack 7
Ken De Courcy Last Card Prediction final card predicted in pocket or wallet, with index or sticky dummy predictionInspired by Card Caprice 8
Kathi DeFrancis, Steve Aldrich Secret Assistant two-person act, prediction of a named card, bulldog clip The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 235) 1173
Eddie Joseph Impromptu Index Threshold 22
Edward Marlo Cased-in Brain-wave lap index Card Finesse 164
Edward Marlo An Open Index deck reversed between cover cards as indexRelated to Marlo's Unforgetable Wild Card 25
Thomas Alan Waters, Philip T. Goldstein Anagramarye selected word from a text is divined, with ABC cardsInspired by
  • Sam Schwartz' "Anagramatic" in "Linking Ring", Vol. 43, No.1. 1963
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm) 336
Jon Racherbaumer Surprise Blue Intruder any named card turns blue, two selections are found on both sides of it, using index in lap, faroInspired by
  • "Blue Intruder" (Nelson Hahne)
Related to
The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 78
Edward Marlo Ungaffed Ultra Mental using "Sans Index" principleRelated to Marlo's Plus Package 62
Charles (Chuck) Kohrs Brainstorm though of card predicted in bag, using cloth bag with cards printed on it, two handlings Bertram on Sleight of Hand 243
Dariel Fitzkee The Trick Brain viewing the Brainwave deck as an open index systemAlso published here
  • The Trick Brain, chapter 24
A History of the Brainwave Principle 85
Karl Fulves No-Gaff Brainwave paper clip vanishes and appears around named four-of-a-kind, using comb type gaff which allows to locate any card in the deck open index likeInspired by
  • "Card Trick" (Clinton Burgess, Magic And Its Professors, Evans, 1902)
Worknotes On Brainwave 114
Stewart James The Gnikool Device a duplicate of a thought of card is added to a deck Epoptica (Issue 5) 277
Unknown Impossible Coincidence card chosen, then divined on paper as well as its position (1935)Related to The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 1
Dai Vernon Sans Index named card to pocketRelated to The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 2 166
Sam Leo Horowitz The Horowitz Variation named picture card and four spot cards removed, picture card vanishes, using strip of card The Chronicles (Issue 35) 1410
Tom Mullica Bar Index Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 3 No. 1-5 Aspen Bar Magic) 61
Michael Ammar The Card Through Bar using Tom Mullica's Bar Index Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 3 No. 1-5 Aspen Bar Magic) 62
Ken Krenzel Open and Shut Case using case that permits to cut the cards when taking them out, memorized deck Close-up Impact! 71
Ken Krenzel Camouflaged Card-Index open index principle, see also "Up She Rises" for non-case applicationsRelated to Close-up Impact! 71
Karrell Fox E-Z Card in Wallet Card Index WalletAlso published here Card to Wallet 74
Alex Elmsley Invisible Card in Cigarette named card in borrowed cigarette, cigarette indexRelated to The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 274
John Bannon Alternate Indexing Schemes index methods for eight cards Smoke and Mirrors 57
Edward Marlo, Ken Simmons Not Only the Number, but... spectator cuts off cards, number of cards and card cut to predicted, 15 memorized cards, prediction index, for correction see Ricochet reference, three handlingsInspired by
  • "Finally" (Ken Simmons, Lecture Notes 1990)
Related to
The Olram File (Issue 4) 3
Edward Marlo Any Deck Brain-Wave pocket index The Olram File (Issue 11) 2
Edward Marlo Invisible Deck ungaffed deck, pocket index The Olram File (Issue 11) 2
Edward Marlo Card Prediction in Wallet any named card, pocket index The Olram File (Issue 11) 3
Edward Marlo Memo-Deck Index memorized deck with corner short key cards as pocket index The Olram File (Issue 11) 1
Alexander de Cova Premonition Plus Also published here Ein Profi packt aus... 68
Alexander de Cova Premonition Plus briefAlso published here Seminarnotizen Steyr 1993 12
Dai Vernon Another Short Card Idea card index with short cards to work with borrowed deck More Greater Magic 1246
John Northern Hilliard Two Souls But with a Single Thought two cards, billet index (52 predictions) More Greater Magic 1214
Stewart James The Gnikool Device a duplicate of freely chosen card is added to a deck via deck switch before replacement Facsimile (Issue 2) 16
Karl Fulves Cedric's Applause using a pocket indexRelated to Verbatim (Issue 10) 143
Vanni Bossi Vanni Bossi's Card Index unusual Vanni Bossi Lecture Notes 24
Gary Kurtz The Invisible Cards and Envelopes named invisible card put in invisible envelope is put in real envelope and becomes visible there, one of 36, named number is also on envelopeInspired by
  • "The Invisible Cards and Envelopes" (Alan Shaxon, Practical Sorcery)
Notes from The Summit 1
Simon Aronson On the Berglas Effect with fifty-two decks, as example of cross-index index Simply Simon 244
Simon Aronson Past, Present, Future spectator cuts off pile, pockets card, shuffles bottom pile and remembers card, cuts again and remembers card, deals through top pile and turns over a card, one named, position of one named, pocketed card predicted in wallet Simply Simon 153
Simon Aronson The Open Index - The Open Index
- Estimate, Glimpse and Cut
A. Glimpse First, then Cut
B. Cut First, then Glimpse
- Knowing Where You Are
A. Marks
B. Key Cards
C. One Way Backs (see also p. 237)
- Determining the Desired Card
A. The Target Card is Directly Designated by the Spectator
B. The Target Card is Indirectly Designated, and is Not Known to the Spectator
C. A Target "Position" is Designated
Simply Simon 222
Simon Aronson The Cross-Index Index - Charting the Course on card indexes and the cross-index index idea
- Above Suspicion
- Cross Indexing Two Variables
- Charts and Lists
Simply Simon 241
Simon Aronson Fate card freely chosen from range of twelve, then birthday named, then chart removed, using cross-index index Simply Simon 249
Simon Aronson A Short Routine: Colorful Countdown spectator selects card, lucky number on zodiac chart is looked up, at that position is selection Simply Simon 297
Michael Close On the Memorized Deck - Which Stack?
- Learning the Stack
- The Open Index
- Estimation
- False Shuffles
- Deck Switches
Workers Number 5 122
Frederick Braue The Invisible Pack card rises from invisible pack and then appears from the air The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 19
Gary Kurtz The Invisible Cards and Envelopes named invisible card put in invisible envelope is put in real envelope and becomes visible there, named number is also on envelope
- First Version - Forcing the Suit
- Second Version - Fifty-Two Possibilities
Inspired by Notes from The Summit (revised edition) 1
Allan Ackerman Another Anyone Anywhere thought of card's position predicted, then spectator divines position of performer's card, partial memorized deck and prediction pocket index (twelve items) I Can't Believe it's Not All Cards 53
Christian Scherer Scherer Card Index system and construction details of the Scherer card index Karten à la carte 62
Alexander de Cova The Psychodelic Winning Game two handlings, peek deck, miscalling or billet switch with index Seminarunterlagen 1997 4
Adrian "Ramblar" Guerra Any Card from the Pocket using memorized deck as index with perpendicular cards Notes 6
Alexander de Cova The Psychodelic Winning Game peek deck and billet switch with index Secrets No. 2 24
Joshua Jay Card, Clip, Gasp Spectator names a card, paperclipped folded card shown to be itInspired by Magic Atlas 107
David Regal Gambit In A Box Prediction matches card that spectator draws, index on pad Close-Up & Personal 197
John Cornelius The Card Indexes in wallet The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 164
Reinhard Müller Further Notes on the pocket index Hofzinser's Card Tricks 50
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Tray Index card index on bottom of tray Hofzinser's Card Tricks 52
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Sensation deck in pocket, any card named, it's removed from pocket, then wrapped in handkerchief, another card transposes with it Hofzinser's Card Tricks 49
Karl Fulves Domination Of Thought #2 card removed by performer and wrapped in handkerchief, card thought of from second deck vanishes and travels to pocket, wrapped card is also thought-of card Hofzinser's Card Tricks 76
Karl Fulves Transformism two cards chosen from red-backed deck, blue-backed deck in pocket, duplicates removed by touch, then decks transpose Hofzinser Notebook 32
Dave Campbell Gen Prediction deck cut, top card taken and put reversed in deck without looking, when spread it is seen to be predicted card, fifty-two envelopes with prediction in pocketsAlso published here
  • The Gen, Vol. 9 No. 3, April 1958
The Dave Campbell Legacy 367
Jack Avis A Contrived Location selection made in unusual way from incomplete faro condition, also handlings with multiple out prediction and partial stack Rara Avis 40
Patrick Page The Pocket Card Index standard type and Q5 model, named cards are produced from pocketRelated to Magic Page by Page 94
Eric Stevens Expedition Four spectators think of a card each in a spread, the cards vanish and appear in four different pockets Skybound 33
Anton van Helden On "My Dream of Mind Reading" blank deck finale, thought-of card is only printed oneInspired by The Performance Pieces & Divertissements of the Famous Handsome Jack, etc. 118
Roberto Giobbi, Fred Kaps Swiss Poker named card to cigaretteInspired by
  • "The Invisible Card in Cigarette" (Fred Kaps, Jelsma booklet)
Related to
Standup Card Magic 195
Lance Pierce, Charles T. Jordan A Tactile Location Tapered deck used as open index A New Angle 138
Adrian Vega El juego que yo haría a W. Thomas after a number gag with fingers under handkerchief a card is named and performer has this card in hand folded and held together with a paper clip Area 52 11
Jimmy Grippo, Johnny Thompson Grippo's Card to Envelope sealed empty envelope is passed through deck, then signed selection is found inside, duplicate or divided card (see reference), originally done with pocket index by GrippoRelated to The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 119