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Theodore Annemann Wanted - A Card Routine Without Cards! invisible deck presentation for any named card to pocket, no method
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 12) 60
Orville Wayne Meyer Remote Control Improved odd-backed unknown card signed on back is chosen from face
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 112
Theodore Annemann Remote Control odd-backed unknown card signed on back is chosen from face, red-blue sticky double backer
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • "Remote Control" (The Sphinx, July 1929, Max Holden's column, description without method)
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 121
Ralph W. Hull Magnetic Mental Control odd-backed card placed in deck is found by spectator from faces, rough-smooth
Also published here Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 287
Unknown With Prearranged Pack - a. Memorized Deck card reversed in deck turns out to be any named card, ungaffed, stacked deck
Greater Magic 339
Unknown Diachylon Thought Control named card has different back, rough smooth
Greater Magic 497
Ralph W. Hull The Magnetic Mental Control using two decks, spectator names odd-backed card, using red-blue backed rough-smooth deck
Also published here Greater Magic 533
Dai Vernon Brain Wave Deck brainwave
Related toVariations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 49) 341
The Great Merlini Red-Vibro spectator puts any card in envelope, performer spreads second deck, it has one odd-backed card - the same as in the envelope
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 56) 395
James G. Thompson Jr. Red and Blue Futurama free selection in predicted on odd-backed card and changes back color
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 61) 437
Al Baker A Super-Superprediction person names card which magician has transfered to another deck, roughed
Also published here The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 216
Arthur Punnar Prevision Proved named card is odd-backed, sticky odd-backed card
Prepared Cards and Accessories 13
Tom Sellers Blue Sympathy named card reverses itself in second deck
Magical Mixture 5
Nelson Hahne The Blue Intruder
My Best 94
George G. Kaplan Coincidence? No. Prevision? Yes three decks, two shuffled and dealt face up, at one point same card appears at same position, this card is reversed in the third deck
Related toVariations My Best 94
Don A. Hans One Card in 52 named card has different back color
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 8
J. B. Bobo The Invisible Deck classic Invisible Deck
Watch This One! 51
Paul Curry Mindreading? red backed card is put into blue deck, this card is selected
Related to The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 141) 568
George G. Kaplan, Dai Vernon The New Brain-Wave Deck ordinary deck, using hindu force
Variations The Fine Art of Magic 165
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Peter Warlock, Frank Taylor, Greer Marechal, invisible deck pantomime idea by Frank Taylor
Related to The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 146) 588
Al Baker Unconscious Clairvoyance normal cards
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 341
Ken Krenzel, Don Costello Another Miracle ungaffed method
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 171) 686
Jack McMillen, Charles Nyquist Pimpernel
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 195) 779
Edward Marlo Effect No. 5 spectator thinks of card as they are riffled by slowly, this card reverses
The Marlo Miracle Deck 2
Edward Marlo Effect No. 6 spectator thinks of card as they are riffled by slowly, this card reverses at named number
The Marlo Miracle Deck 3
Edward Marlo Effect No. 8 unknown card reversed in a deck, it matches peeked-at card from second deck
The Marlo Miracle Deck 4
Edward Marlo Effect No. 9 unknown card reversed in a deck, it matches stopped-at card from second deck
The Marlo Miracle Deck 5
Don Tanner Mental Opener brainwave deck with number cards, thought number is reversed
The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 291) 1164
Hubert Lambert No Brainwave Brainwave gag version, ungaffed
The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 295) 1181
Edward Marlo X-Deck named card has an X on back
Related toVariationsAlso published here The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 296) 1182
Milbourne Christopher Postcard Prophesy chosen postcard is predicted, X on the back
Variations More One Man Mental Magic 12
Edward Marlo X-Deck named card has an X on back
Also published here The Best in Magic 120
Don Tanner Attendance Prediction prediction of amount of people in room, Brain Wave Deck with Numbers
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 344) 200
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
Dr. Stanley Jaks One Is Face Up spectator reverses a card in the deck and seals it, another spectator divines it, clever pre-show wording
Related toAlso published here More Miracles in Mentalism 8
William P. Miesel Fifty One to One selection has odd back
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959) 52
Lewis Ganson Brainwave by Telephone performing idea for the brainwave deck
Magic of the Mind 50
James Steranko Suspension of Thought "Brainwave with an Ordinary Deck", named card is reversed in deck
Steranko on Cards 56
Dr. Stanley Jaks Omar's Prophecies treatise on the one-ahead triple prediction, sheets labeled with A, B & C
  • Part II (replacing force with known data)
  • Part III (on the selection of people, apparently random)
  • Part IV (staging the routine)
  • Part V (staging for Brainwave)
  • Part VI (handling for the Billet Knife)
  • Part VII (handling for Chuck Smith's M-T Pad)
Related toVariations Omar's Prophecies 1
Robert A. Nelson Brain Waves Deluxe "I knew you would select this card" written on back of named card
Still More Miracles in Mentalism 15
Dr. Stanley Jaks Der mysteriöse Scarabäus card is selected with scarab and same card is reversed in second deck, with different colored back
Related toVariationsAlso published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 47
Dr. Stanley Jaks Ein entzückender Karteneffekt spectator marks one card behind back, it is the only card with a different back color
Also published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 101
Harry Lorayne Sympathetic Decks spectator find odd card from second deck (Lorayne Force), in second deck is found the mate
Close-up Card Magic 172
Jochen Zmeck Geistino-Effekte brainwave type effects, chapter intro
Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 17
Unknown Der "alte" Geistino-Trick invisible deck
Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 17
Unknown Der "neue" Geistino-Trick face-to-face set-up for invisible deck
Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 17
Unknown Grün-Rot-Geistino brainwave deck but without the reversed part, card named that is seen
Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 18
Wim Cloostermann Geheime Kräfte performer signs unknown card from red deck on back and puts it into blue deck, spectator choses face-up card and signs it on face, it is the odd-backed signed card
Also published here
  • Magische Welt
Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 18
Ralph W. Hull Die magnetische Kartenkontrolle using two decks, spectator names odd-backed card, using red-blue backed rough-smooth deck
Also published here Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 19
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Kartenspiel und Briefmarke spectator sticks stamp on back of any card, this card happens to have a stamp on the face as well and is predicted
Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil I 19
Peter Warlock, Jochen Zmeck Doppeltes Geistino spectator touches card, it is reversed in another deck, repeat with different method
Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 20
Alex Elmsley Elmsley's Ultra Mental ungaffed
Related to Faro Controlled Miracles 52
Edward Marlo Marlo's Handling Variation Brainweave
Related to Faro Controlled Miracles 53
Edward Marlo Marlo's Favorite Brainweave
Inspired by Faro Controlled Miracles 58
Edward Marlo Never Miss Prediction free selection is reversed in second pack, faro hide-out
Faro Controlled Miracles 63
Edward Marlo Marlo's Brainwave one of ten thought of, this is reversed and odd-backed, faro fan
Faro Controlled Miracles 63
Edward Marlo Odd Thought spectator thinks of only odd-backed card in deck, no rough smooth, faro fan
Faro Controlled Miracles 65
Edward Marlo Easy Logical Procedure
Inspired by Faro Controlled Miracles 69
Edward Marlo Ultra Repeat with repeat phase and face-up/face-down challenge location as clean-up, retaining divided deck (odd/even)
Inspired by Faro Controlled Miracles 69
Edward Marlo The Ultra Equivoce Brainweave, any card can be thought of
Inspired by Faro Controlled Miracles 71
Fred G. Taylor Mr Oog's Wowser touched card has different back color
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 390) 388
William Terry Culpepper A Magical Reverse card selected in one deck becomes reversed in second deck, for force Psychomatic Deck is suggested
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 6
Oran Bailey Dent X Marks the Card! chosen card has X on back
Inspired by Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 51
Don Nielson, Karl Fulves Nightmare In Black freely selected and signed card, duplicate turns over in other deck, disappearing ink and "same deck" approach, see also p. 679 for reference
Related to
  • p. 159 for reference to use of gaffed case by Roy Walton (A Scarf called Moebius)
  • p. 160 for handling variation by Bruce Cervon
  • Seven Circles (May 1931)
  • Back Story (Karl Fulves, 2012)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1) 131
Dai Vernon Brain-Wave-Deck
Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil III 5
Jochen Zmeck Geistino-Perfekt brainwave effect with different deck, twenty-six double facers alternate with twenty-six red/blue double backers, partial rough-smooth
Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil III 5
Unknown Dreimal andere Farbe three cards selected freely while performer deals through deck, they are the only odd-backed cards
Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil III 9
Harry Riser Supreme Ultra Mental ungaffed, stacked
Expert Card Conjuring 65
Alan Brown Speak of the Devil initialed blue backed card wrapped in paper, card chosen from red deck turns out to be same blue-backed card
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 10) 199
Karl Fulves Noel Babel column, Xmas edition, brainwave history
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2) 228
Harry G. Franke The Abacus and Eknarf small copy of selection appears on Abacus, repeated with different card, third card is found with small computer, deck is placed inside computer which switches it to a Brainwave deck
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68) 60
John Howie Brainwave Bet odd-backed unkown card inserted in deck, spectator names correct card, clean-up anti-climax follows, red-blue double backer
Epilogue (Issue 6) 41
Tony Kardyro Turnabout Supreme any card turned over, predicted in second deck, "secretly same deck"
HEX! 90
Karl Fulves Brainwave Principle credit information
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 5) 246
Ben Christopher Blue Phantom two cards found blindfolded, one of them has different colored back
Inspired by
  • "Divination of two Mentally Selected Cards" (E. G. Brown)
Related to
  • suggestion by Greg Moore on p. 314
Variations
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 12) 287
Edward Marlo The Original R or B Phantom cut-off packet counted in rest, faro placement, penelope
Related to Hierophant (Issue 4) 204
Roy Walton Blue Phantom II two cards found, one of them has different colored back
Inspired byAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 4) 321
North Bigbee Instant Brain-Wave entire deck, one gaffed card
The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 10) 49
Allan Ackerman Ultra Mental (Minimal Gaffus)
The Esoterist 18
Edward Marlo Marlo's Brainwave Suggestion suggestion to Ackerman's "Ultra Mental"
The Esoterist 20
Charles Hudson Variation and Feat cut-off packet counted in rest, faro placement, penelope
Inspired by Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 272
Eddie Fechter You Brain Me glimpse of reversed selection in deck
Expert Card Chicanery 49
Mel Brown Brain-Stack free selection, duplicate reversed in other deck
Expert Card Chicanery 51
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks suggestion brainwave with impression device preshow
The Esoterist 19
Roy Johnson The Duplicator Button with two decks, card selected by throwing dice
Second Time Around 15
Robert (Bob) Hess Joker Mental odd-backed joker placed next to mate of named card, joker transforms into named card
Variations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 6) 416
Dai Vernon, Sam Leo Horowitz Mental Control red-backed card cut into blue deck, spectator names correct one, originally marketed in the 1930s, see also p. 504 for further information (Ed Marlo's Phantom Deck)
Also published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio) 449
Francis Haxton Joker, Jr. ungaffed method, odd-backed joker placed next to mate of named card, joker transforms into named card
Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 12) 462
Edward Marlo Marlo's Double Brainwave two decks with different colors, two cards in other deck
The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 30) 147
Frank Garcia Eight Card Brain-Wave
Million Dollar Card Secrets 38
Tony Binarelli Abracadabra three odd-backed cards are inserted in deck, spectator chooses just those cards face-up
Variations Card Cavalcade 119
Derek Dingle Double Stranger two decks, performer and spectator chose a card, they turn out to be the only odd-backed, for credits see page 142
Epilogue (Issue 15 (Part 1)) 119
Karl Fulves Applications - 3. of Side-Steal Placement, odd-backed card in deck turns out to be freely peeked at card
Epilogue (Issue 15 (Part 2)) 135
Edward Marlo Marlo's Phantom Deck red-blue rough-smooth deck
  • First Effect: spectator stops at only odd-backed card, Open Prediction with backs
  • Second Effect: thought of card has odd back
  • Third Effect: touched card has odd back
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 6) 43
Unknown Face-up Classic Force any touched card is odd-backed
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 6) 44
Edward Marlo Double Out named card is either missing or odd-backed
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 6) 45
Fred Kaps "Red" in Blue Deck
Also published here Fred Kaps Lecture 7
Jay Weiler Brainwave Gag
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 5) 504
David Morse Choose Your Label red / blue double backer
The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 42) 209
David Douglas Tennessee Swindle ... or 'Hello Cousin' two decks, cards is revealed and predicted, reversed in second deck
The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 48) 237
Alex Redans Psychic Triplets three decks, two normal one Ultra mental deck
The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 50) 249
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
Karl Fulves One Shot Brainwave riffle shuffling unroughed card next to named card, posed as a problem
Riffle Shuffle Technique - Preliminary Notes on Part One 18
Jon Racherbaumer Humming with Hummer card at thought-of number signed on face, later it is the only odd-backed card with the thought-of number on its back
Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 7) 55
Francis J. Baker Alpha Card Act
  • First Trick (spectator choses card from one deck, performer from another, they match)
  • Second Trick (spectator initials card on back, performer the Three of Hearts on face, but later the Nine of Hearts is initialed on face and on back)
  • Third Trick (two cards reversed in two decks match)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8) 629
Walter B. Gibson Dell O'Dell strategy to change decks, ends with Brainwave, used by Dell O'Dell
The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 72) 358
Gene Nielsen Swindled!!! two decks, spectator turns card over in his deck, same card is turned over in other deck
The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 88) 439
Edward Marlo In Case of a Miss spectator chooses odd-backed card via face-up spread force, based on different coatings
The Unexpected Card Book 149
Karl Fulves Mind Wave cards are shuffled, rough and smooth ultra-mental deck
Related to Close-Up Mental Magic 53
Jesse J. Langston Jr. Shoot Out spectator shoots at a board with cards, with a suction-cup dart gun
The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 93) 463
Thomas Alan Waters Check Mate two decks, card turned over also card next to reversed card is the same as in second deck
The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 96) 479
Rick Johnsson, Jerry Mentzer Total Involvement from several cards spectator thinks of odd-backed card
Card Cavalcade 3 143
Jon Racherbaumer Racherbaumer Note selection is only odd-backed card
Inspired by Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue) 16
Edward Marlo In Case of a Miss might not work, then location
Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue) 51
Roger Smith The Out of Sight Card Miracle "invisible deck" trick with verbal force of selection and ungaffed deck
Smith's Mini-Lecture Notes No. 1 3
Alex Redans Swindled Two two decks, card selected matches face-down prediction in other deck
The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 133) 662
Philip T. Goldstein Tephramantic Brainwave card written on a piece of paper and burnt, ashes rubbed on an envelope and the name of the card appears, inside the envelope is a deck with the chosen card reversed, wax swami
The Blue Book of Mentalism 8
Alan Shaxon The Nudist Brainwave Deck named card is the only card in the deck with a face
Practical Sorcery 7
Nick Trost The Odd-colored Back Six face-up cards shown, spectator always picks the card with an odd colored back
Also published here Subtle Card Magic: Part One 3
Karl Fulves Straight-Deck Brainwave named card has different back color, different approaches:
  • Optica deck
  • 104 thin cards in roughed pairs
  • chemical backs
  • gaffed mat
Related to Interlocutor (Issue 8) 29
Karl Fulves (4) Ships That Pass spectator mails a card to you and you on the same day a card to him, when envelopes are opened, the cards have transposed
  • Variation A: cards are the same card
  • Variation B: full decks are mailed with one reversed card
  • Variation C: spectator mails a card to himself and it changes to another or has now performers signature
posed as problems
Interlocutor (Issue 13) 49
Roy Walton The Blue Phantom No. 54, two cards found, one of them has different colored back
Also published here Self-Working Card Tricks 82
Robert Schwarz Coincidence two decks, presentation for the brainwave deck
The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 157) 783
Rick Johnsson Brain Trust impromptu Brainwave, seated, using the IBGTH Switch
Practical Impossibilities 51
Burling Hull "Visual Thought Projection" five unknown cards from jumbo deck put on stand, one chosen, same card is reversed and odd-backed in another deck
The Amazing World of Mentalism 50
Eric Mason Brainwave brainwave, triumph and deck transposes with an other deck as a kicker
Related to Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 1) 463
Karl Fulves A Child's Garden Of Problems twelve card problems in connection with sleeving
Impromptu Holdouts 48
Stephen Minch Prediculous cards dealt face-up, all cards are seen to be Kings of Hearts, only odd-backed card is stopped at
Also published here Creations of a Magical Madman 34
Punx Käptn Squinty story trick with multiple effects, thimble and cigarette vanish, production of whiskey glass, brainwave deck
Setzt Euch zu meinen Füssen... 53
Allan Ackerman Double Ultra Mental two decks, spectator and performer each think of a card
Here's My Card 50
Allan Ackerman A Closer Approach impromptu, variation on "Impromptu Ultra Mental"
Here's My Card 49
Allan Ackerman, Bruce Cervon Impromptu Ultra Mental half pass version, see "Author's Note" for credit information
Related toVariations Here's My Card 47
Ross Bertram The "Brain-Wave" Deck double ended card case for extraction both ways
Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 161
Paul Harris Invisible Rising Card ungaffed method for Invisible Deck
Las Vegas Close-Up 58
Ron Wilson Second Sight spectator spreads deck in his hand, choses card with different colored back
Also published here Lecture Notes 5
Fred Kaps Rote Karte in Blauem Spiel
Also published here Fred Kaps Lecture 9
Edward Marlo The Covered Thought thought of card has differend back color
Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 115
Ted Biet, Alex Elmsley Pres"sure" Location inferior handling
Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 4) 181
Karl Fulves Notes ungaffed brainwave type approach
Card Under Glass 84
Karl Fulves Clipping named seven turns over in cased deck
Card Under Glass 93
Jerry K. Hartman Brainwave Dectet ten-card brainwave, "embellished Hamman Count"
Related to The Chronicles (Issue 22) 1284
Karl Fulves Brainstorm III effect with full deck outlined, no method given
Related to Interlocutor (Issue 31) 122
Karrell Fox Peek-a-Brain spectator peeks at a card and reverses it, in prediction deck the same card is shown reversed (before spectator shows his)
Related to Another Book 87
Steve Beam, Don Morris Brainwave Deck brainwave as an Out
Inside Outs 12
Edward Marlo Double Odd Thought two deck brainwave, thought of card is odd backed
Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 276
Jon Racherbaumer The Blue Intruder Strikes Again! spectator choses only blue card in red back, using brainwave deck
Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 56
Roger Crosthwaite Partial Brainwave invisible dice, partial gaffed
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 10) 929
Andrew Galloway A Regular Brainwave
Diverting Card Magic 41
Ken De Courcy Brainwave short routining suggestion
Super Spell 8
Jerry K. Hartman Sixtet with packet and false count, card is not reversed, only odd-backed
Related to The Chronicles (Issue 27) 1333
Bob Fitch Productions - Steals - Loads stealing from the topit, with applications
  • XII-A. Direct Steal
1) Egg on fan
2) Invisible deck
3) Cups & Balls
4) Dye Tube
5) Produce scissors
6) Balloon to Dove
7) Flames from Hands
8) Fishbowl production
9) Fountain of Silks
  • XII-B. Indirect Steal
1) Rabbit and Tray
2) Molding a Rabbit
Topit Again & Again 5
Karl Fulves Mind Control handling variation of gaffed deck
Side Steal 17
Richard Kaufman Impromptu Blankwave blank deck contains only named card
Inspired by Cardworks 21
Karl Fulves, J. W. Sarles Fan Optics from a fanned deck, thought of card has different back color
Fourcast 9
Karl Fulves Alter Ego same gaffed case as in "Nightmare in Black"
Milennium Aces 39
Karl Fulves Gaffless Brainwave sorted red/black stack
Related to Milennium Aces 44
Karl Fulves Cull Substitute cutting action, ungaffed
Milennium Aces 45
Gary Ouellet Brainstorm using the Ouellet Switch
Threshold 21
Gary Ouellet The Solar Oven index in case, using the Ouellet Switch
Threshold 22
Edward Marlo Cased-in Brain-wave lap index
Card Finesse 164
Russell T. Barnhart Anytime Ultra-Mental
The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 1 91
Juan Tamariz, Verne Chesbro, James G. Thompson Jr. Mental Blockbuster Prediction two packs, magician reverses card in one, then spectator in other deck, they match, repeat, Brainwave & Multeffect Cards
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 3) 1006
Thomas Alan Waters Twinkey named card is shuffled face up in the deck, same card is reversed in second pack and the card above the reversed card is the same as well as in the shuffled pack
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue) 216
David Britland Red Alert freely chosen card is only odd-backed card
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 17) 321
Harry Lorayne, Ken Krenzel Tidal Wave impromptu brainwave, one deck used as two decks, four applications, see credit corrections on pages 834, 864, 1092
Inspired byVariations Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 5) 769
Edward Marlo Ungaffed Ultra Mental using "Sans Index" principle
Related to Marlo's Plus Package 62
Thomas Alan Waters Namewave
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychl) 487
Thomas Alan Waters Windecks card is selected and number written on it, in a second deck the card is found reversed and the number is written on it
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychl) 499
Al Smith Terror! only odd backed card is selected in deck, duplicate with same back as deck is found reversed
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 21) 405
Karl Fulves The Brainwave Principle history of its development, starting in 1921 ("Edward Bagshawe's Reverse Deck may have been the first Brainwave deck.")
A History of the Brainwave Principle 34
Judson S. Brown A Super-Reverse Problem named card is reversed in deck
Inspired byAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, March 1929
A History of the Brainwave Principle 44
Theodore Annemann Remote Control reprint of original instructions, red/blue double backer, see only p. 45 for effect description by Max Holden from July 1929 Sphinx
A History of the Brainwave Principle 50
Orville Wayne Meyer Remote Control Improved reprint of original instructions, odd-backed unknown card signed on back is chosen from face
Also published here A History of the Brainwave Principle 52
Reinhard Müller Brainwave in Europe Bartl's Geistino, credit information
A History of the Brainwave Principle 55
Ralph W. Hull Magnetic Mental Control spectator names card he sees in deck, it is only odd-backed card, twenty-six pairs, 1934
A History of the Brainwave Principle 57
Ed Balducci, Frank Mireider The Auto Mazo Deck 1934, see also p. 63 for comment by Ralph W. Hull
#1 Thought of Card Reversed
#2 Alternate Reverse Trick
#3 Selected Card Found Reversed
#4 Selected Card Transferred from One Half of Pack to Another
#5 Three Card Monte
#6 The Vanishing Aces
Variations A History of the Brainwave Principle 58
Ralph W. Hull Pegasus Deck twenty-six pairs, 1935, see also p. 94
A History of the Brainwave Principle 62
Nelson Hahne The Blue Intruder named card is only odd-backed card, stack and sticky card, brief, 1935
Also published here
  • Smart Magic (Ralph Hull, Nelson Hahne)
A History of the Brainwave Principle 62
Al Baker Super-Superprediction person names card which magician has transfered to another deck, roughed, 1936
Also published here A History of the Brainwave Principle 63
Al Baker Effects 1, 2, 3 invisible deck, named card is reversed by performer
A History of the Brainwave Principle 64
Joe Berg The Ultra Mental Deck see also p. 86
  • named card that is seen is reversed
  • freely chosen card put reversed in deck, matching three-of-a-kind turns over
Inspired by A History of the Brainwave Principle 66
Karl Fulves Discussion of Vernon's "Brain Wave Deck" see also p. 78
Related to A History of the Brainwave Principle 68
Dai Vernon Mental Choice reprint of instructions, 1939
  • odd-backed card placed in deck, it turns out to be named card
  • freely thought-of card is reversed by performer behind back
A History of the Brainwave Principle 71
Dai Vernon, Sam Leo Horowitz Mental Control red-backed card cut into blue deck, spectator names correct one
Also published here A History of the Brainwave Principle 80
John J. Crimmins Jr. On Brainwave reprinted from footnote in Practical Mental Effects, p. 279, with comment by Karl Fulves
A History of the Brainwave Principle 83
Ramee Sami Conjuror's Magazine Column story about Brainwave, Dai Vernon, Paul Fox
Also published here
  • The Conjuror's Magazine, July 1946, Vol. 2 No. 7
A History of the Brainwave Principle 87
Franklin V. Taylor The Invisible Deck idea of pantomime routine with an invisible deck
Related to A History of the Brainwave Principle 90
J. B. Bobo Make Believe pantomime routine with an invisible deck, crediting Taylor and Marechal
Related to A History of the Brainwave Principle 90
Jesse Demaline Super Brainwave Pack long-short brainwave deck
Related to
  • The Gen, November 1954
A History of the Brainwave Principle 91
Fred Lowe Super Brainwave Deck only effect description
A History of the Brainwave Principle 95
Karl Fulves Summary
A History of the Brainwave Principle 96
Dai Vernon, Patrick Page From the End of my Cigar - Excerpt interview with Vernon about the brainwave deck, 1977
A History of the Brainwave Principle 97
Charlie Edwards Impromptu Brainwave stack and reverse, no details
Worknotes On Brainwave 102
Karl Fulves The Further Adventures card from one half thought-of, shuffled into other half, selection reversed, kind of Brainweave with roughed deck, faro
Worknotes On Brainwave 116
Karl Fulves Latnem Artlu Notes starting with two separate halves, perhaps one ungaffed, faro
Related to Worknotes On Brainwave 116
Pavel Clip-a-Card! ribbon with playing cards, one card is selected and it is the only one with different colored back, prediction of card as kicker
Neue Magische Ideen 6
Allan Slaight Third Wave two phase routine, Menetekel Deck, Ultra Mental Deck
Related to Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 12) 1002
Jon Racherbaumer, Lee Freed Brain Waived signed card travels in second odd-backed deck, interesting method, see credit correction on page lxix
Inspired by The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. Summer Extra) 221
Jerry Sadowitz Sparrows Tears spectator touches four cards: kings, four other selections turn out to have red backs, back color switches places then
Cards Hit 37
Pascal Monmoine Brainwave
Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 6) 1233
Dr. Stanley Jaks Visual Thought Projection card from jumbo deck is selected, same card is found revered in regular deck, stage version for "The Mystery of the Scarab"
Also published here The Incredible Dr. Stanley Jaks 9
Unknown, Karl Fulves The Master Mind No. 68, deck put in pocket and apparently removed from other pocket, odd-backed siamese
More Self-Working Card Tricks 100
Brian Flannigan Battlefield only odd card, rest are duplicates
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 34) 661
Stephen Tucker Wonderland variation of Battlefield, with different backs
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 34) 662
Mike Bornstein Miniature Mindreading Miracle though of card, wrong card changes into miniature brainwave deck
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 5) 1060
Thomas Alan Waters Longwave ten cards, selected one is different to the other
Inspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Myxtyr) 649
Philip T. Goldstein Drop Contrast only red-backed card in blue-backed deck is found by spectator, red/blue double backer
FISM Madrid 1985 1
Greg Eanes Siliwave spectator turns one card over behind back and places it in the center of the deck, it's the only red backed card
The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 11) 179
Unknown Have You Thought of a Card? thought-of card has different back, with details to psychological stop force
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 6
Jay Sankey, Peter Cork Invisible Companion two decks openly used
Sankey Panky 46
Edward Marlo Not All Psychological spectator stops at odd backed card
Thirty Five Years Later 42
Ben Harris Singular Brainwave Named card shown to have odd back
Killer Klose-Up 28
Philip T. Goldstein Drop Contrast only red-backed card in blue-backed deck is found by spectator, red/blue double backer
Mix '86 3
David Regal Self Evident
Star Quality — The Magic of David Regal 151
Karl Fulves Little Red Encore Brainwave deck is assembled with faro in front of audience
Riffle Shuffle Methods 37
Karl Fulves Blue is the Color named card is predicted with odd-backed card
Riffle Shuffle Methods 39
John C. Wagner Non-Gaffed Ultra Mental as an out for estimation effects
The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 105
Thomas Alan Waters, Dr. Stanley Jaks Trumpwave brainwave deck with tarot cards
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue T.A.R.O.T.) 788
Ron Wilson Second Sight spectator spreads deck in his hand, choses card with different colored back
VariationsAlso published here The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 86
Stephen Minch Prediculous cards dealt face-up, all cards are seen to be Kings of Hearts, only odd-backed card is stopped at
Also published here The Three Faces of Steve 2
Karl Fulves Imp Reverse deck covered with handkerchief, any card named is reversed
Secret Session — Part Two 47
Darwin Ortiz Do as I Did two packs
Related to Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 140
Edward Marlo Elimiracle card chosen in one deck matches to reversed card in second deck
Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 145
Philip T. Goldstein Drop Contrast only red-backed card in blue-backed deck is found by spectator, red/blue double backer
Das Phil Goldstein Seminar 6
Karrell Fox "You Name It" named card is reversed card, spread switch
My Latest Book 55
Eugene Burger The Devil´s Deck both sides of deck are freely shown
The Experience of Magic 125
Karl Fulves, Don Nielsen Discerned Data odd-backed Mental Discernment, OOSOOM, one of nine, posed as problem
Prototype 23
Ken Krenzel, Jerry Andrus Naturalized Brainwave ungaffed, method inspired by Jerry Andrus' "Surprise Reverse" (Andrus Deals You In)
Close-up Impact! 85
Philip T. Goldstein Drop Contrast only red-backed card in blue-backed deck is found by spectator, red/blue double backer
NYCANOTES 5
Philip T. Goldstein B'Wave four cards, only named queen is reversed others are blank
Music City Conclave 1992 Notes 3
Pino Pan, Christoph Borer Die einsame Rote one of twelve cards is selected, it's the only red card, with dice force
Risque 23
Christoph Borer Plastic Thought named card is found to be the only card with different colored back, deck in plastic bag
Also published here Magie 3
Harald Kurz I - Invisible Deck comment
Hardcore 34
Allan Ackerman Marlo's Double Brainwave Update ungaffed
Related toAlso published here Magic Castle Lecture Notes 17
Allan Ackerman 25 Year Old Brainwave ungaffed
Also published here Magic Castle Lecture Notes 19
Edward Marlo Not All Psychological spectator stops at odd backed card
Card Finesse II 245
Edward Marlo Ungaffed Ultra Mental memorized deck, edge marks
Card Finesse II 265
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
Bob King Ultra Mental Gag fair force, using Ultra Mental handling with normal deck
The Breather 11
Carlhorst Meier Power of Suggestion three unknown red-backed card shuffled into blue deck, two cards chosen face up by spectators, another spectator takes deck in his pocket and removes one card, tabled face-up cards are red-backed, card in pocket is blue-backed but duplicate of remaining red-backed card
Inspired byVariations Power of Suggestion 1
Alan Shaxon Power of Suggestion Variation rough & smooth version
Inspired by Power of Suggestion 6
Edward Marlo Not All Psychological spectator stops at odd backed card
Related to Simplicity at Your Fingertips 4
Scott Robinson Riding the Wave mentally selected card is found reversed in the deck, three different handlings
Related toAlso published here The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 47) 842
Steve Beam, Scott Robinson Color Wave with different colored back
Also published here The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 47) 845
Dan Garrett The Brainwave Connection routine and presentation for Brainwave Deck
The Minotaur (Vol. 5 No. 2) 5
John Riggs The Falling Prediction stopped card in one deck, prediction is odd-backed card in second deck, roughed Svengali
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 41
Steve Beam The Public Prediction odd backed card is placed in deck, spectator stops at it
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 53
Tony Binarelli Gamma Effect deck shown back and front, card named, it's the only card signed by performer on face and with odd back
Card File 194
Scott Robinson Riding the Wave mentally selected card is found reversed in the deck
Also published here Magic with No Entertainment Value II 18
Scott Robinson, Steve Beam Colorwave with different colored back
Also published here Magic with No Entertainment Value II 20
Jean-Pierre Vallarino Le Noir Vous Va Si Bien... from a packet spectator changes the only card which has a different color, Rumba Count as a force
Rumba Count 39
Allan Ackerman 25 Year Old Brainwave ungaffed
Also published here Las Vegas Kardma 120
Allan Ackerman, Edward Marlo Marlo's Double Brainwave Update ungaffed
VariationsAlso published here Las Vegas Kardma 71
Harold Cataquet But Wait! card is cut to face up, predicited, different back, rest blank
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 2) 2321
Alex Elmsley Brainweave Ackerman's Opener
Las Vegas Kardma 100
Alex Elmsley Brainweave ungaffed handling of Brainwave
Related toVariationsAlso published here The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 338
Philip T. Goldstein Twoltra two cards chosen from face-up/face-down shuffled deck, predicted in second deck
Thabbatical 90
Karl Fulves Sacked Notes multiple cards variation of "Sacked", problem of having named card in paper back with odd back
Related to Crooked Tales 12
Gene Maze MindBreaker spectator choses card in blue-backed deck, rest changes to red cards, inverted Brainwave
Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 76
Michael Close Red/Blue Mama Fooler sticky tape
Also published here A Workers Series Sampler 20
Peter Duffie Two Decks But With a Single Thought two prepared decks
Inspired by Duffie's Card Compulsions 209
David Regal Your really can change your Mind! using two regular decks
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 1) 2458
Robert Parrish The Brain Wave ungaffed, Hindu forcing odd-backed card
Inspired by Great Tricks Revisited 58
John Riggs The Double Cross four cards on table, selected one is reversed
The Magic of John Riggs 45
Karrell Fox The Un-Marked Deck selection made face-up (Riffle Force), it's the only obviously marked card on the back
Much Ado About Something 48
Simon Aronson Happy Birthday odd-backed card matches spectator's birthday card in date book
Inspired byVariations Simply Simon 96
John Scarne Brainwave Problem deck spread face up, two cards named, deck spread face down, two cards are red-backed, they're the named one, posed as a problem
Underworld (Issue 2) 19
Karl Fulves Big If comedy sequence that ends with brainwave type effect (double lift)
Underworld (Issue 2) 25
John Scarne The Probable Outcome card from different deck put into cards, spectator names card when spread face-up, the card shows up again with different back, ungaffed
Related to Underworld (Issue 2) 28
Steve Beam The Honor System selection is only odd-backed card in the deck
Variations Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 61
Steve Beam The Terminator spectator finds own card by dealing through and stops at only odd-backed card, two versions
Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 63
Edward Marlo Marlo's Ultra Mental one card thought of from a dozen and one peeked, both cards reverse
M.I.N.T. — Volume II 56
Edward Marlo Odd Think a Card named card is odd-backed card, using card shelf, second deck in lap
M.I.N.T. — Volume II 175
Edward Marlo The One You Choose is the One We Use card freely named, deck removed from pocket, it has one reversed odd-backed card - the named card, otherwise ungaffed
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Aug. 1977
M.I.N.T. — Volume II 333
Gene Maze Hello Stranger named card has different back, ungaffed
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 3) 2625
Jeff Sheridan Six Wave presentation for the Invisible Deck
The Looking Glass (Issue 2) 55
Paul Harris Invisible Rising Card ungaffed method for Invisible Deck
The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue Las Vegas Close-Up) 207
Paul Harris Membrane spectator selects card with mark on back, mark on back is transfered onto card case
The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue New Stuff) 41
Michael Close, Edward Marlo Red Blue Mama Fooler sticky tape
Related toAlso published here Workers Number 5 88
Michael Close Memorized Mama Fooler method with memorized deck and sticky card
Workers Number 5 91
Michael Close, Allan Ackerman The Invisible Deck ungaffed, memorized deck
Related toVariations Workers Number 5 138
Karl Fulves Remotely Possible spectator thinks of odd-backed card, ungaffed, psychological force
Inspired by Blocking Off 10
John Scarne Block Release free selection, odd-backed duplicate is in deck, riffle shuffle method
Blocking Off 73
Karl Fulves The Block Trap card named, it appears between two red aces on deck and has odd back
Blocking Off 100
Karl Fulves Universal Stranger known odd-backed card placed in deck, open prediction procedure, other card found, odd-backed changed into this one, faro placement
13 Prophets 37
Karl Fulves Department of Corrections red-backed card in blue-backed deck, spectator deals face-up and turns one card face-dwon, it's blue, rest changes to red
Inspired by
  • "Remote Control" (Annemann)
13 Prophets 42
Karl Fulves Naming The Stranger
Inspired by 13 Prophets 47
Karl Fulves Naming The Stranger spectator cuts behind his back and turns pile over, first card is odd-backed and named one
13 Prophets 58
Steve Bedwell Shake, Shuffle, and Twist invisible deck / Triumph combo
Also published here The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 61) 1174
James Swain, Alex Elmsley Brainweave follow up with Play It Straight type effect
Inspired by Miracles with Cards 84
Sam Schwartz Devil's Date "Two Diary Tricks"
card listed in diary is only odd-backed card in deck
Related to Underworld (Issue 3) 40
Sam Schwartz Fate Accompli "Two Diary Tricks"
card listed in diary is only odd-backed
Underworld (Issue 3) 41
Larry Jennings The Wrong Place at the Right Time named card is odd-backed, three versions
Jennings '67 124
Nick Trost Duo Brainwave no rough/smooth
Inspired by
  • "Ultra Brainwave Deck" (Patrick Page, Abracadabra, May 1982)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 180
Alex Elmsley Brainweave ungaffed handling of Brainwave, updated handling
Also published here Alex Is At It Again 20
R. Paul Wilson The Inslow Effect two cards selected, one is only odd-backed card and second card travels into card case
  • The Gaffed Card
  • Easy Inslow
  • Expert Inslow (without gaffed card)
  • Alternative Handling
Related to The Inslow Effect 1