150 entries in Propless / Coding / Using Assistant
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Unknown The Magic Circle "To discover a card or other object that has been touched in the performer's absence", with medium and code More Magic 242
Unknown Das Hellsehen No. 17, one of three cards chosen, performer divines, assistant codes with position of cigarette in mouth Der Kartenkünstler 22
Oswald Rae A Complete Silent Thought Transference Act visual and verbal code, objects gathered to groups Between Ourselves 66
Tom Sellers Vibrato medium divines things Tricks That Work 10
Tom Sellers Oriental Ashes assistant names color of burnt paper ashes, coding Sellers' Secrets 17
Stuart Robson Mental Coloring Telepathy in Silk six handkerchiefs, one is selected, medium enters room and knows which one The Book Without A Name 49
Lu Brent A Test for Cigarettes Blindfolded magician able to tell which cigarette was selected apparently by its smokeRelated to Novel Magic 33
Lu Brent A Test for Cigarettes Method No. 2 Same effect, different type of coding systemRelated to Novel Magic 35
Al Baker Al Baker's Addition Trick with assistent, code The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Book) 86
Tom Sellers A Two Person Telepathy Effect any object coded with cards Card Tricks That Work 12
Theodore Annemann Music in the Air with pianist, verbal code SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 34
Al Baker Me and Miss Missus coding card to assistent, stacked pack The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Second Book) 119
Robert Parrish Telepathy on the Cuff assistent divines total of number, easy coding The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 40
Theodore Annemann From Out of the Air signaling wireless over radio The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 45
Theodore Annemann Thoughts in the Air medium divines card and object in room, code via cards The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 14) 70
Tom Sellers Novel Telepathy medium divines things in boxes, one ahead Quick Tricks 18
Unknown Codes for Mind Reading with Cards - Talking Code (First Method)
- Talking Code (Second Method)
- Silent Code (Method One)
- Silent Code (Method Two)
- Silent Code for Confederate
Mental Magic with Cards 22
Theodore Annemann, Hugh Mackay The Secret Order of the Aces blindfolded assistant duplicates things done with aces The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 28) 173
Robert Parrish Duo Telepathy coding with thumb/nail writer on chalk The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 29) 188
Louis Lam Clairvoyance three spectators put three objects in pockets, medium knows who has what Watch Me Closely 22
James G. Thompson Jr. Mephisto Thot medium divines things written on papers The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 46) 313
Theodore Annemann Wireless Telepathy on the possibility of wireless transmission, see also page 342 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 328
Clayton Rawson Behind That Door! medium in another room divines cards, color, word with various methods The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 322
Dr. Van Deusen, Bruce Elliott Finger Finger number of held-up fingers divined repeatedly, see also page 476 for idea by Vosburgh Lyons The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 65) 451
James G. Thompson Jr. The Eyes Have It coding only with eye movementRelated to The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 80) 519
James G. Thompson Jr. The Passing of Sherlock Holmes medium out of room, then returns to divine type of murder and a playing card transposes with the Ace of Spades (Death Card) The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 103) 621
Al Baker The Celebrity Feat stooge codes celebrity name with playing cards The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 234
James G. Thompson Jr. Moonlight Madness thorough discussion of his and Julia Thompson's Two-Person Code Act, involving flash light for coding, ESP coding, see also p. 348 of Pallbearers Review for credit claimRelated to The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 135) 769
Orville Wayne Meyer Hit Parade spectator thinks of song from top ten, pianist starts playing it, verbal code The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 139) 787
Bruce Elliott New Finger! Finger! performer divines amount of fingers two person hold up, with his back turned The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 1) 2
Shaman 13 Steps by placing the deck on the stairs, different positions The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 29) 121
Unknown Improved "The Eyes Have It" Related to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 29) 120
Elray Cue It! code with a thread, routine wit cigarettes, a book, cards and numbers The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 34) 141
Shaman Mental Mirror word and card are divined by medium, cards code word The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 39) 160
James G. Thompson Jr. "Peek-Deck" Pappy Taylor's Peek Deck, as a code Related to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 46) 188
Gerald Kosky Touch-Me-Not finding hidden object, fake, code The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 59) 242
John Booth Pen-Plexity code a number to a medium with a fountain pen My Best 197
Jack Vosburgh Trinking Test objects placed in hat, medium knows which were removed My Best 217
Verne Chesbro Chesbro On Heath's "Dy-Cyphering" coding numbers with dice My Best 244
Bruce Elliott Finger Finger Related to My Best 202
Dr. Cecil E. Nixon Odloscope mind reading machine My Best 328
Wilbur T. Kattner The Perfect Pitch Test chords are transmitted, people hold fingers on piano keys and think of the sound My Best 206
James G. Thompson Jr. Moonlight Madness with flashlight bulb attached to the performer's rearRelated to My Best 265
Robert A. Nelson A. T. and T. Telepathy selected card is divined by a called person, freely selected in the phone book Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 7
Eddie Clever Out Of the Ether medium in other room reveals, chosen card, words etc. Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 36
John Booth E-Z Mindreading toy telephone to transmit six selected cards to medium Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 53
Milbourne Christopher Color Code coding colorsInspired by The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 105) 421
Unknown Telepathy without Tears medium reveals number or playing card, non-verbal code with positioning of coins on a magazine Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3, No. 9) 191
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Devious Digits serial numbers from bills are put together and multiplied with a number (selected playing card), medium on phone divines total Gems of Mental Magic 5
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Astral Addition medium is blindfolded and reveals numbers written down by spectator Gems of Mental Magic 12
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Memory Plus Miracles list of twenty words is memorized by performer, then medium is called, who divines words too, carbon envelope Gems of Mental Magic 21
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Birthday Telepathy medium on stage, spectators whisper month of birth and zodiac sign to performer, medium divines both, also to pitch zodiac sheets Gems of Mental Magic 80
John Hamilton Folder! coding a card by a folded sheet of paper The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 160) 643
Bob Somerfeld Paper code Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 12
Al Baker The Stethoscope using stooge and signal The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 337
Al Baker Parlor Telepathy similar to "silent code" The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 313
Al Baker Baker's Eight-Card Trick card is coded by calling out other cards The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 303
Cy Keller Say it with Music!!! record is selected and medium divines it, interesting presentation The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 188) 752
Unknown The Whispering Queen Queen of Hearts whispers to you identity of person who was secretly chosen by audience when you left the room Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 15
Ormond McGill A Theatrical Mindreading Act divination of an ESP sign and start of Q&A act by getting a spectator's full name with just having the initials Psychic Magic - Vol. 2 17
John Murray Dancing Dollar communicating with medium, thread The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 225) 900
Aage Darling Suprema medium does psychometry routine with five objects in envelopes I'll Read Your Mind 26
John Hamilton Code in the Chest coding card using case and table The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 307) 26
Robert Parrish Duo Telepathy coding with thumb/nail writer on chalk Annemann's "No Code" Telepathy 4
Robert Parrish Telepathy on the Cuff! assistent divines total of number, easy coding Annemann's "No Code" Telepathy 7
Theodore Annemann Thoughts in the Air medium divines card and object in room, code via cards Annemann's "No Code" Telepathy 10
Jack Yates Money and the Medium bill put in one of several envelopes, medium finds correct one Minds in Duplicate 27
Alan Barnert Phoney person on telephone knows card three times, three different methodsRelated toAlso published here The Best in Magic 203
Tony Corinda No. 10. Two Person Telepathy medium in other room gets a selected word from a bookInspired by
  • Frank Chapman and Ralph Read's "20 Stunners with a Nailwriter", 1944
The Swami Gimmick 19
Tony Corinda The Mnemonic Number Code based on the Gregor von Feinaigle memory system Mnemonics and Mental Systems 77
Tony Corinda (1) Psychical Research versus Mentalism esp cards, with assistant Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 146
Tony Corinda (10) Blindfold "Noughts and Crosses" assistant plays tic-tac-toe blindfolded Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 155
Tony Corinda Tele-Directory Test with assistand Book Tests 213
Tony Corinda (1) The Code Act: Verbal general remarks on verbal coding systems Two Person Telepathy 238
Walford Taylor Telepathy for Two Introduction
Two Person Telepathy 240
Walford Taylor Section 1 - The Basic Number Code - Telling a Person's Age
- Ticket Numbers
- Dates
Two Person Telepathy 240
Walford Taylor Section 2 - Coins - Coin Code
- Coin Dates
Two Person Telepathy 242
Walford Taylor Section 3 - Colours Two Person Telepathy 243
Walford Taylor Section 4 - Materials Two Person Telepathy 243
Walford Taylor Section 5 - The Alphabet Code Two Person Telepathy 243
Walford Taylor Section 6 - Objects Two Person Telepathy 244
Walford Taylor Section 7 - The Final Object List Two Person Telepathy 245
Walford Taylor Section 8 - Cards Two Person Telepathy 246
Walford Taylor Section 2 - Countries actually section 9 Two Person Telepathy 246
Walford Taylor Section 10 - Christian Names Two Person Telepathy 248
Walford Taylor Conclusion Two Person Telepathy 249
Walford Taylor Appendix - Further Codes
- Procedure
Two Person Telepathy 249
Tony Corinda (2) Sub-Miniature Radio Equipment transmitter/receiver, technical method Two Person Telepathy 250
Tony Corinda (3) Electrical Two-Person Communicator Unit: CODE with torchRelated to Two Person Telepathy 252
Tony Corinda Improved Light Communicator based on the Thompson methodRelated to Two Person Telepathy 252
Tony Corinda How to Code with the Light Communicator - Numbers
- Playing Cards
- The Alphabet
Two Person Telepathy 255
Tony Corinda (4) Summary of the Light Communicator Two Person Telepathy 257
Tony Corinda (5) Miscellaneous Code Systems for Full Routines - Radio-Controlled Pulse
- Action Signals
-Sound Reading
Two Person Telepathy 257
Tony Corinda (9) Time Codes coding, both count at the same timeRelated to Two Person Telepathy 260
Tony Corinda (10) Positional Codes Related to Two Person Telepathy 260
Tony Corinda (2) Smoke Gets in Your Eyes positional code, with ashtray and cigarette Two Person Telepathy 263
Tony Corinda, Punx (8) Musical Mindreading spectator's name composer and pianist starts to play their songs Two Person Telepathy 269
Tony Corinda (27) Cryptopsychism medium reveals word, code Mediumistic Stunts 298
J. G. Reed The Million Dollar Test esp, code with two watches Card Tricks 312
Fredric Kolb Telepathy in HI-FI medium in other room, when she comes back, she divines chosen record and song More Miracles in Mentalism 19
Gerry Findler Mystic Signs medium divines selected design card Magic of the Mind 90
Gerry Findler Clip Board Substitutes several methods to code a small number to the medium Magic of the Mind 93
Robert Heller Coding System letters, numbers and objects Magician's Magic 176
Paul Curry Thoughts from Afar medium on telephone knows selected cardRelated to Magician's Magic 183
Karl Fulves Babel Larry Weeks New York convention, Jay Weiler, critics of magazines, Magigram, coding with dog whistle (see also p. 176) The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 2) 68
Arthur Setterington Thought Reflection two person telepathy, coding system for numbers, sum is divined as well as a word from a book Stranger Mysteries 16
James G. Thompson Jr. Telepathy by the Clock seconds countingRelated to Between Two Minds 34
Ned Rutledge, James G. Thompson Jr. Murder, INC. murder game, with ten pieces of information and assistant organizing everything while performer is out of the room Between Two Minds 38
Ben Christopher Other Voices card and color divined by medium in other roomRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 9) 191
David Ray Figures Fantastic one of 9 number cards chosen, assistant divines (placement code on table) HEX! 60
Tony Shiels Mollusca Mental assistant finds hidden coin under one of six shells by holding a big shell to her ear, code The Art of Close-Up Magic - Volume 2 56
Lee Henneberry E-Z Book Test one of six books is selected, performer divines book, secret assistant Entertaining Mental Miracles 6
John Adams Red, White & Blue Mental Effect with assistant, spectators chose an object in the room while performer waits outside, assistant points to various objects with a wand, eventually performer reveals object, effect is repeated Entertaining Mental Miracles 3
Al Davids Mental Music piano, one of six songs is divined Entertaining Mental Miracles 5
Francis J. Baker, Ron Baille In the Sands cardboard box with sand, spectator writes ESP symbol in sand and shakes sand, assistant recreates sand drawingInspired by
  • idea in Pentagram from Ron Baille, ca. 20 years ago
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 7) 419
Paul Siegel Astral Relation objects of audience members, one is selected and divined by medium Doorway to Delusion 32
Jack Kent Tillar Tiptoe Telepathy medium divines playing cards singly and also a bunch of cards, then she reverses a card in another room which is the same card the audience constructed The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 51) 251
Tony Faro Town Divinition coding a town Pabular (Vol. 1, No. 4) 50
Tony Faro The Hand Resteth blindfold, code Pabular (Vol. 1, No. 4) 50
Jack Kent Tillar Mind to Mind blindfolded medium divines numbers etc. The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 99) 491
Karl Fulves Clocks and Cards clock time duplication, then drawn card is found by medium Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 414
John Bragoli Collected Thoughts with medium, one spectator remembers a word and another a card, very clever Pabular (Vol. 2, No. 4) 194
Philip T. Goldstein Burnt Offerings assistant reads ashes of a burnt business card and reveals a chosen ESP symbol The Blue Book of Mentalism 7
Philip T. Goldstein, Bob Wagner, Tot O'Regan Revised 'Simbal Dek' System coding a symbol with a card The Green Book of Mentalism 8
Philip T. Goldstein Combo performer divines a shape and a card The Green Book of Mentalism 7
Orville Wayne Meyer Edge of Dark code for ESP signs, over phone The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 171) 853
Karl Fulves The Isis Slate coding four numbers (or other things) with two lines on a slateVariations The Chronicles (Issue 1) 1072
Bruce Barnett Letters more ideas on the Isis Slate coding systemInspired by The Chronicles (Issue 4) 1101
Karl Fulves Simple Ciphers on simple codes, purists and confederates The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 1
Karl Fulves The Enciphering Technique for the upcoming code The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 5
Karl Fulves The Shamrock Code one of five objects, how a drinking glass is held The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 5
Karl Fulves Tips On The Handling of the Shamrock Code The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 8
Karl Fulves 91 Sense five coins, spectator places any 4 in his hand and performer announces total, using code and confederate The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 11
Karl Fulves "Turning" The Spectator spectator unwittingly codes information The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 20
Karl Fulves The Date Problem coding a date, posed as a problem The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 22
Philip T. Goldstein One Hand Clapping coding system, for zodiac signs or other lists The Violet Book of Mentalism 5
Bill Voss Instant Rapport easy to teach/learn code, code words on back of long-short-pairs Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4, No. 8) 524
Karl Fulves The Mind Transmitter No. 49, pen code, coin value divined by medium Self-Working Table Magic 60
Max Maven Flair Play coding with a penInspired by The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1, No. 7) 59
Thomas Alan Waters Zodiaccent medium on the other end divines zodiac from spectatorRelated to Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk) 600
Thomas Alan Waters, E. Leslie May Cue-Bic two lists of words, medium erases same as spectatorInspired by
  • Leslie May's "Double-Deletion" in "Pentagram" Vol. 5, No. 12 1951. P. 91.
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Fynys) 730
Terry Seabrooke An Object Lesson medium divines chosen object Seabrooke's Book 85
Terry Seabrooke Out of Three one of three objects Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11, No. 3) 1468
Gary Kurtz Code of Silence II medium finds paper and knows which three digit numbers are written Continuations and Departures 27
Karl Fulves Other Possibilities with automatic typewriter Typecast 107
Unknown Mind Reading Deluxe comedy Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 8 295
Paul Curry Pseudo Psychometry Tip as a two person mental stunt, coding ideaAlso published here Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 267
David Regal Party Line Constant Fooling 2 88
Al Baker Mental Trick using cards to code information The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 721
Karl Fulves Either-Or how binary principles are used in fishing and codingRelated to Combo II 8