58 entries in Cards / Principles / Smith Myth
Multiple spectators select the same card without knowing that. See also the categories Tossed-Out Deck and Dual Reality for related items.
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown faire tirer des cartes par quatre spectateur; les nommer ensuite sans les avoir vues, et faire qu'une de ces cartes se metamorphose successivement en chacune des autres four chosen cards are guessed by the magician, then one of these cards will be transformed successively into each of them (miscalling)
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 156
Unknown To allow several Persons each to draw a Card, and the Pack having been Shuffled, to make another Card drawn haphazard Change successively into each of those first chosen
1876 Modern Magic 87
Unknown Everybody's Card
1889 Tricks with Cards 120
Unknown Die von drei Personen gedachten Karten erraten zu können three spectators each think of one of three cards, performer divines them
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 48
Carl Willmann Eine Kartenmetamorphose four cards chosen, fourth card changes into each of the other selections and back
Dec. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 12) 179
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Das Herz-Ass
Also published here 1910 Kartenkünste 188
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Hallucination several spectators remember a card, all the same which is produced from pocket
1941 The Stripper Deck 29
U. F. Grant Grant's Triple Stop Card Trick three people select cards, then three decks are dealt in unison until someone calls stop, the three cards are the selected ones
Related to Sep. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12) 12
Vern Schoneck Bluff & Challenge four aces change into jacks, aces found in pocket of performer, challenge presentation
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 213) 851
Al Baker The Spectator Does The Trick spectator finds four cards, gaffed
1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 400
Unknown Smith's Myth in multiple challenge location
1962 Estimation 44
Karl Fulves By Any Other Name two methods (gaffed card & Elmsley Count)
Related toVariations Winter 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio) 135
Allan Ackerman The General's Universal Card gaffed
Variations 1971 The Esoterist 6
Paul Swinford Swinford's Myth 14-15 force, faro, new deck order
1971 More Faro Fantasy 17
Karl Fulves Smyth Myth Selection Procedure
1971 The Book of Numbers 25
Edward Marlo The Cam Myth Smith Myth Coincidence Effect, but with really different selections
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 146
Orville Wayne Meyer Tossed II three-way forcing deck instead of one-way, see p. 863 for comment by Peter Warlock, p. 985 for comment by Jerry Fulton
Inspired byRelated to Sep. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 787
Harry Lorayne Ultra General Card (and Impossible Location) three spectator choose the same card, used as effect and also as method
1975 Afterthoughts 29
Ken Krenzel Two-Gether Again two selections at same position in two piles, duplicate
1975 Afterthoughts 93
Jon Racherbaumer The Stabbing Myth card is stabbed between two selections by spectator
1975 Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue) 41
Jon Racherbaumer The Stabbing Myth spectator stabs card between two selections
1976 Lecture Notes 1 14
Gene Nielsen The Third Person thirteen symbol cards, two cards are thought of, cards turned over in two piles both spectators stop at same time
May 1982 Magick (Issue 306) 1527
Peter Plotkin No Hands Smyth's Myth two selections in two piles appear at same position despite shuffling
Feb. 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 2) 735
Larry Jennings Duffer's Two Cards to Pocket two thought-of cards from small packet to pocket, no palming, double backer
Also published here June 1983 Epoptica (Issue 4) 229
U. F. Grant Gen Grant's Triple Stop Card Trick three decks, three selections, first published 1953
1984 Magic from the Parade #1 15
Jon Racherbaumer Full-Deck Smith-Myth Force two cards are selected with the "card at position of cut-off number"-procedure, performer forces same card on both
Inspired by
  • forcing procedure in "Ten Self-Working Master Effects" (Professor Sydney Lawrence)
Related to
Jan. 1986 The Card Man-uscript (Issue 3) 21
Harry Lorayne Ellipses (...) short mention right at the bottom
Jan. 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 1) 1452
Edward Marlo A Multiple Effect two spectators think of a number and card at that position, they all have the same card, the numbers are divined and the card is odd-backed, three methods
Inspired by
  • "Controlled Thoughts" (Sydney Lawrence, Ten Self-Working Master Effects)
Related toVariationsAlso published here
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 178
Ben Harris Flight of Fancy three empty wine glasses are covered with paper tubes, three signed cards vanish from deck and reappear in those glasses
1990 Mad Fax and other Mysteries 22
Edward Marlo Predictable Princess applying Smith Myth, based on "Princess A-Hoy" (Impostress Princess)
1991 The Olram File (Issue 7) 13
Philip T. Goldstein Soloflex selected information on word cards divined
Inspired byRelated to 1991 Thavant 33
Jon Racherbaumer Making Smith More Mythic two selections occupy the same position in two halves
1992 Card Finesse II 225
Edward Marlo Smith-Myth Effect Subtlety
1992 Card Finesse II 229
Jon Racherbaumer Rashomon's Cards to Wallet Bendix Bombshell Wallet
1992 Card Finesse II 230
Karl Fulves Trans-No-Transpo of two cards only one transposes, paradox, half-transposition
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 4) 37
Alex Elmsley Incommunicado four cards are selected and produced from different spots, two spectators unknowingly have the same selection
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 254
Wylee Packer Four-Way Smyth's Myth with four packets
July 1995 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 7) 2530
Karl Fulves The Agent's Cut
1996 Blocking Off 171
Karl Fulves Repeat Cheat fourteen-card packet, three cards selected in spectators's own hands by dealing two poker hand and remembering top card, another spectator finds all, all three are the same unknowingly
Variations 1999 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 1) 4
Ellis Stanyon Everybody's Card No. 9
Variations 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 217
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note three selections, vanish and disappear, not too convincing packet handling
Inspired by 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 217
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Ace Of Hearts
Also published here 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 141
Pit Hartling Triple Countdown three cards at three numbers, smith's myth
Related toVariations 2003 Card Fictions 68
Karl Fulves Tell-A-Die from shuffled packet two cards are remembered by spectators indicated by die roll, one card named and performer instantly names other
2003 Hofzinser Notebook 29
Karl Fulves Smyth Myth Comments
2003 Hofzinser Notebook 31
Karl Fulves Transformism two cards chosen from red-backed deck, blue-backed deck in pocket, duplicates removed by touch, then decks transpose
2003 Hofzinser Notebook 32
Thomas Baxter Fish-Fry for Two Approach #4
Tom Baxter, exploiting when a second spectator also thinks of a card
Related to Feb. 2005 Antinomy (Vol. 1 No. 1) 18
Thomas Baxter SmythLed two thought-of cards appear at the same position in two halves
Related to Nov. 2005 Antinomy (Vol. 1 No. Annual 2005) 16
Stewart James Split Second Packet of cards are torn in two, two spectators choose a half of a card, found to match
Also published here
  • New Tops, Dec 1962
2007 The Essential Stewart James 144
Edward Marlo Smyth Bliss two spectators think of a number and card at that position, they all have the same card, the numbers are divined and the card is odd-backed, two methods
Also published here Sep. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 9) 28
Jon Racherbaumer Smith Myth Credit Information
Sep. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 9) 28
Michał Kociołek, Pit Hartling Du-et two selections at two numbers, Smith's Myth, duplicate
Inspired by 2012 8 Effects and a Sleight 17
Michał Kociołek Bold Collection selections appear one by one between four Kings, Smith's Myth
Inspired by 2012 8 Effects and a Sleight 24
Father Alex Finally You're a Psychic two spectators each select a card, third spectator pulls out two cards, turns out to be the selections, uses dual reality
2014 Lecture Notes: Hand Mucking 14
Roberto Mansilla Harmony
  • Artifices
triple stop trick with bells that the spectators ring
Related to Jan. 2018 Genii (Vol. 81 No. 1) 50
Helder Guimarães Unexplained Understandable "Preserving the Mystery"
unknown card in glass, three cards chosen, Joker transforms into each selection, all chose the Queen of hearts, it is shown as card in glass
2019 Secret Language — Volume 1 334
Nathan Colwell Everybody's Card General Card with three selections
Inspired by
  • "Everybody's Card" (Magic Without Apparatus, 1914)
2019 Silhouette (Vol. 1 No. 2) 26
Larry Jennings Smith’s Pocket Myth two thought-of cards from small packet to pocket, no palming, with or without double backer
Also published here 2020 Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy 466