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Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Tom Sellers The Joker Speller ten card packet, values are spelt out one by one, but when spectator tries it, he always gets the joker
Variations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 60
Howard Albright Perfect Card Divination free thought of card, stacked, "has one of these the same value?"
Variations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 217
Michael F. Zens Zens' Miracle Pocket to Pocket Trick three chosen cards, envelopes, repeating set-up deck
Related toVariations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 298
Unknown C. Method Using One Girl of Sawing a Woman in Half
Variations 1938 Greater Magic 986
Harlan Tarbell Orange and Die die and orange change places, prop magic
Variations 1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 251
Eddie Joseph Staggered - Prime Presentation two decks, one card is selected and both decks dealt until same card is found in other deck, card found at same position as mate of selection is named and its mate is not found in other deck but in envelope, repeated with written prediction inside card case
Related toVariations 1949 Staggered 1
Walter B. Gibson Switcheroo No. 54
Variations 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 96
Eddie Joseph India Calling spectator has two piles and after some counting a card is lost, names of all cards read off to performer who names selection
Variations 1950 Card Bonanza 10
Eddie Joseph The "Tobba" Mystery spectator removes some cards and remembers card at same position, deck cut, then performer counts basically whole deck before revealing card and number
Variations 1950 Eddie's Dumbfounders with Cards 2
Eddie Joseph Who Knows the Card? card chosen with counting procedure ends up and number named at beginning
Variations 1950 Eddie's Dumbfounders with Cards 3
Eddie Joseph Memory Phenomenal card and its position named as apparent memory demonstration
Variations 1950 Eddie's Dumbfounders with Cards 8
C. James McLemore Stop-Go two balls are tied to two strings and hanging down, they swing back and forth on command
Variations 1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 32
Unknown The Three Heaps start with three heaps of matches, magician can (without looking) form a single pile of matches equal a number called out by spectator
VariationsAlso published here 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 55
Karrell Fox Instant Replay - Card to Pocket last card can be seen visibly crawling over chest
Related to 1979 Another Book 249
Max Maven Collected Thoughts on The Mulholland Library of Conjuring and the Allied Arts Conference on Magic History, produced by Ricky Jay, John Gaughan and Jim Steinmeyer
Jan. 1990 Opus (Vol. 3 No. 1) 9
Jim Steinmeyer Surrounded Seeing Through known as Doug Henning's "Man Without a Middle"
1991 Square One 33
Jim Steinmeyer Acknowledgements
1991 Device and Illusion 5
Jim Steinmeyer About the Author
1991 Device and Illusion 7
Jim Steinmeyer Introduction
1991 Device and Illusion 9
Jim Steinmeyer Houdini's Rope walking through a rope with a stand apparatus
1991 Device and Illusion 13
Jim Steinmeyer Plot vs. Effect
1991 Device and Illusion 13
Jim Steinmeyer Neon girl penetrates barrier of lit neon light tubes
1991 Device and Illusion 21
Jim Steinmeyer Perforation girl in box penetrated by multiple long knifes
1991 Device and Illusion 31
Jim Steinmeyer The Artist's Daydream person appears in black cabinet with easel look
Inspired by
  • "The Artist's Dream"
1991 Device and Illusion 43
Jim Steinmeyer India Rubber both hands of woman go through a large cloth, they move further apart than seems possible
1991 Device and Illusion 53
Jim Steinmeyer Though a One-Inch Hole rope around woman's waist, other end of rope through wall of box, under cover she moves mysteriously inside box
1991 Device and Illusion 61
Jim Steinmeyer Small Packages die grows in stages inside cardboard carton, then woman appears inside
Inspired by
  • Buatier de Kolta's Growing Die Illusion
1991 Device and Illusion 71
Jim Steinmeyer Hot Air girl lies on three upright modelling balloon, two are popped and she "floats" on one balloon
1991 Device and Illusion 81
Jim Steinmeyer The Lady in the Puzzle person trapped in puzzle box which is taken apart and reassembled
1991 Device and Illusion 93
Jim Steinmeyer Six Routines chapter intro
1991 Device and Illusion 107
Jim Steinmeyer The Two-Sided Triangle two "thought-of" playing cards vanish from packet held by performer and appear in envelope hanging from a ribbon
1991 Device and Illusion 107
Jim Steinmeyer Knot Unexpected loop in back of knife
1991 Device and Illusion 109
Jim Steinmeyer Black Confetti black confetti poured in glass and covered with black silk, white confetti in another glass changes into black and black confetti changed to white under silk
Also published here 1991 Device and Illusion 112
Jim Steinmeyer Needles magnet on wine bottle
1991 Device and Illusion 116
Jim Steinmeyer San Fernando Monte jumbo cards that are openly folded in half
1991 Device and Illusion 119
Jim Steinmeyer Smoke and Fire signed bill to cigar
Also published here 1991 Device and Illusion 123
Jim Steinmeyer In Conclusion giving ten rules for creating magic
1991 Device and Illusion 131
Gary Kurtz The Peanut Can "Application #4"
number of peanuts in jar predicted
Inspired by
  • "The Jelly Bean Jar" (Jim Steinmeyer)
1991 The Ghostwriter 12
Jim Steinmeyer Opus talks to Jim Steinmeyer
Nov. 1992 Opus (Vol. 4 No. 7) 9
Ken Simmons Who's Lying? lie speller
Inspired by
  • Automatic Speller Placement Principle (Jim Steinmeyer, The New Invocation #43)
Variations
1993 Simplicity at Your Fingertips 28
Jon Racherbaumer Dunbury Lie Speller - Eighteen-Card Version
Inspired by 1993 Simplicity at Your Fingertips 30
Wayne Kyzer Raw Deal card is found by spelling different characteristics of the selection
Inspired by 1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 19
Tom Craven Super Speller not with full deck
Inspired by
  • "Remote Control" (Jim Steinmeyer, The New Invocation #43)
1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 22
Roy Walton The Fixer eighteen-card packet mixed face-up/face-down, bottom card noted, spelling procedure, card found
Inspired by
  • "Remote Control" (Jim Steinmeyer, The New Invocation)
Variations
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 4) 39
Ian Keable-Elliott (reviewer) The Magic of Alan Wakeling by Alan Wakeling (written by Jim Steinmeyer) Nov. 1993 Opus (Vol. 4 No. 12) 11
Jim Steinmeyer Acknowledgements
  • Photographic credits
1993 The Magic of Alan Wakeling 4
Jim Steinmeyer The Author's Preface
1993 The Magic of Alan Wakeling 11
Jim Steinmeyer The Billiard Balls chapter intro on Alan Wakeling's routine and Roy Benson's influence
  • With Benson in Hollywood
  • The Apparatus
  • The Philosophy
1993 The Magic of Alan Wakeling 29
Jim Steinmeyer With Vernon and Frakson Alan Wakeling performance in 1971 at "It's Magic"
1993 The Magic of Alan Wakeling 53
Jim Steinmeyer Nightclub Specialties chapter intro, Alan Wakeling seeing Cardini
1993 The Magic of Alan Wakeling 57
Jim Steinmeyer Wakeling and Roy on Alan Wakeling and Marvyn Roy performing together
1993 The Magic of Alan Wakeling 58
Jim Steinmeyer The Rhapsody and the Cowboy on Alan Wakeling's acts "Rhapsody in Blue" and "Manhattan Cowboy"
1993 The Magic of Alan Wakeling 62
Jim Steinmeyer Winnemucca to Ciro's on an unusual gig of Alan Wakeling
1993 The Magic of Alan Wakeling 63
Jim Steinmeyer Helen Wakeling Alan Wakeling's wife
1993 The Magic of Alan Wakeling 81
Jim Steinmeyer The Fan Act introduction and effect description of Alan Wakeling's act
  • A Fantasy in Fans
1993 The Magic of Alan Wakeling 89
Jim Steinmeyer Claivoyance chapter intro
1993 The Magic of Alan Wakeling 117
Alan Wakeling Psychic Blackjack cards are named by assistant, used in a blackjack game, John Mulholland code
Variations 1993 The Magic of Alan Wakeling 117
Jim Steinmeyer The Magical Traveler on Alan Wakeling's Genii series from Nov. 1951 to Oct. 1952
Related to 1993 The Magic of Alan Wakeling 135
Alan Wakeling China: The Egg on Fan with comments by Jim Steinmeyer
Related to 1993 The Magic of Alan Wakeling 136
Alan Wakeling France: The Original Hip Steal silks appear from holes in painting palette, wine glass appears on palette as finale (Hip Steal), "Silks from Newspaper" gimmick, with comments by Jim Steinmeyer
Related to 1993 The Magic of Alan Wakeling 137
Jim Steinmeyer An Introduction to Illusions Alan Wakeling and illusions
  • With the Great Dante
  • The Dantes and the Art of Illusion
  • A Magic Circus
1993 The Magic of Alan Wakeling 141
Jim Steinmeyer A New Grand Finale intro on The Gorilla Crushing Illusion, see next item
1993 The Magic of Alan Wakeling 164
Jim Steinmeyer Numerology: A Close-Up Act intro
  • The Numerologist Entertains
1993 The Magic of Alan Wakeling 203
Jim Steinmeyer Close-Up Specialties intro
1993 The Magic of Alan Wakeling 223
Jim Steinmeyer Stage Specialties
1993 The Magic of Alan Wakeling 237
Jim Steinmeyer A Career in Illusion intro about Alan Wakeling's stage illusions
  • With Mark Wilson
  • Inspirations and Originations
1993 The Magic of Alan Wakeling 271
Jim Steinmeyer Appendix commented reproduction of some of Alan Wakeling's sketches for illusion ideas
  • Pure Energy
  • Costume Trunk
  • Stack of Boxes (Okito)
  • The Tea Canister (Okito)
  • Find the Lady
  • Giant Rising Cards version
  • Black and White (Dante)
  • Floating and sinking ball on water
  • Crushing Illusion with two tigers
1993 The Magic of Alan Wakeling 335
Jim Steinmeyer Introduction
1994 The Card on the Seat 5
Jack Dean Guessin' Gumballs! jar filled with chewing gum balls, spectator estimates number of balls and is correct, slip inside jar
Inspired by
  • Jim Steinmeyer's "The Jellybean Jar" in "The Conjuring Anthology"
Related to
1994 Syzygy (Vol. 1 No. 5) 21
Doug Canning Telephone Lying spelling lie detector over the phone
Inspired by
  • "Remote Control" (Jim Steinmeyer, The New Invocation #43)
Related to
1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 14
Jim Steinmeyer Thank You
1995 Modern Art 4
Jim Steinmeyer Author's Introduction
1995 Modern Art 5
Jim Steinmeyer Modern Art "a new variation on a classic illusion"
1995 Modern Art 6
Jim Steinmeyer Hospitality "many drinks from a simple container"
any drink called for from milk carton
1995 Modern Art 21
Jim Steinmeyer Shadow Theatre "an amazing and surprising disappearance"
vase appears in shadow cabinet, then person vanishes
1995 Modern Art 28
Jim Steinmeyer, Paul Harris, Looy Simonoff Uncanny chop cup routine with can which is resealed at the end
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue Las Vegas Close-Up) 225
Wyman Jones, Paul Harris Galaxy two piles
Related toAlso published here 1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Magical Arts Journal) 253
Bob King, Jim Steinmeyer, Jon Racherbaumer Tele-Mental
Also published here 1996 Five-Star Magic 23
Harry Lorayne, Jim Steinmeyer Spel(l)egant small packet
Related to Apr. 1997 Apocalypse (Vol. 20 No. 4) 2773
Alexander de Cova Peanuts peanut jar, spectator estimates number of peanuts and is correct
Inspired by
  • "Jelly Beans" (Jim Steinmeyer)
VariationsAlso published here
1997 Seminarunterlagen 1997 9
Peter Duffie Backfire Poker Ten cards, spectator ends with winning hand (not ten card poker deal)
Inspired by 1997 Effortless Card Magic 154
David Solomon Steinmeyer's Nine Card Problem with Seven Cards
Inspired by
  • "Nine Card Problem" (Jim Steinmeyer, MAGIC, May 1993)
Related to
  • "Remote Control" (Jim Steinmeyer, New Invocation #43, Feb. 1988)
Variations
1997 Solomon's Mind 19
Alexander de Cova Peanuts peanut jar, spectator estimates number of peanuts and is correct
Inspired by
  • "Jelly Beans" (Jim Steinmeyer)
Related to
1998 Secrets No. 2 28
Peter Duffie Phone Zone No. 2 card location over phone
Inspired by
  • "Nine Card Problem" (Jim Steinmeyer, MAGIC, May 1993)
1998 Deck Direct 10
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Art & Artifice And Other Essays on Illusion by Jim Steinmeyer Apr. 1999 Genii (Vol. 62 No. 4) 54
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Science Behind the Ghost: A Brief History of Pepper's Ghost by Jim Steinmeyer Aug. 1999 Genii (Vol. 62 No. 8) 52
Jon Racherbaumer Magic on the Edge Produced by Jim Steinmeyer and Frankie Glass
Nov. 1999 Genii (Vol. 62 No. 11) 38
Bob King, Jim Steinmeyer, Jon Racherbaumer Telemental
Also published here 2000 Great Britain 2001 20
Doug Canning Name It spectator cuts off some card and goes through procedure of spelling
Inspired by 2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 99
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Antonio Diavolo, A Souvenir of his Performance by John Gaughan (written by Jim Steinmeyer) Jan. 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 1) 71
Jim Steinmeyer Remembering Doug
Apr. 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 4) 20
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Servais Le Roy, Monarch of Mystery by Servais LeRoy (written by Mike Caveney, William V. Rauscher)Related to June 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 6) 70
Larry Horowitz, David Nethery, Bill Broecker, Jim Steinmeyer, Mike Caveney, Jamy Ian Swiss Messages
  • Jamy Ian Swiss responds
Related to Aug. 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 8) 14
Jim Steinmeyer Ten Best Illusions of the 20th Century
Jan. 2001 Genii (Vol. 64 No. 1) 62
Paul Cummins (reviewer) The Complete Jarrett by Guy Jarrett (written by Jim Steinmeyer) Aug. 2001 Genii (Vol. 64 No. 8) 78
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) discovering invisibility by Jim Steinmeyer Sep. 2001 Genii (Vol. 64 No. 9) 72
Alan Wakeling, Jim Steinmeyer Cheater's Poker Ace assembly with packets in signed envelopes in pockets, stooge switches envelopes in his pocket
Variations 2001 Mr. Gadfly (Vol. 1 No. 2 July/August) 3
Jim Steinmeyer Introduction
2002 Impuzzibilities 3
Jim Steinmeyer The Nine Card Problem small packet spelling discovery, no-touch
Related toVariations 2002 Impuzzibilities 5
Jim Steinmeyer The Full Deck Problem Nine Card Problem version with deck
Variations 2002 Impuzzibilities 8
Jim Steinmeyer Dimes & Pennies calculation stunt with coins
2002 Impuzzibilities 10
Jim Steinmeyer A Quarter to Nine calculation stunt with coins
2002 Impuzzibilities 11
Jim Steinmeyer The One O'clock Mystery spelling hours to arrive at one, Kruskal
Related toVariations 2002 Impuzzibilities 12
Jim Steinmeyer The Three Mystery spelling numbers to arrive at three, Kruskal
2002 Impuzzibilities 14
Jim Steinmeyer The King Mystery spelling values to arrive at King, Kruskal
2002 Impuzzibilities 14
Jim Steinmeyer Understanding the Bermuda Triangle counting trick with triangle formation of objects
2002 Impuzzibilities 15
Jim Steinmeyer The "Ten Boys" Poker Deal demo with ten cards, repeat poker deal
Variations 2002 Impuzzibilities 18
Jim Steinmeyer, George Sands The Five Card Mix forcing a card from five, see also George Sands "Prime Time"
Related toVariations 2002 Impuzzibilities 21
Jim Steinmeyer Automatic Poker ten cards are "mixed" by spectator, then red-black separated or poker deal, Pseudo-CATO
Related to 2002 Impuzzibilities 23
Jim Steinmeyer Three Card Monte spectator mixed three cards according to instructions, possible over phone, mathematical
2002 Impuzzibilities 25
Jim Steinmeyer Teleportation in spectator's hands
Inspired by 2002 Impuzzibilities 27
Jim Steinmeyer Foreword
2002 The Book of Secrets 4
Jim Steinmeyer Foreword
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 14
David Regal (reviewer) Jim Steinmeyer's Impuzzibilities by Jim Steinmeyer Aug. 2002 Genii (Vol. 65 No. 8) 79
Jim Steinmeyer It's all about evidence. You present the evidence
2003 Artificial conclusions 5
Jim Steinmeyer the princess Caraboo deck
2003 Artificial conclusions 7
Jim Steinmeyer Into the next World two piles
Related toVariationsAlso published here 2003 Artificial conclusions 12
Jim Steinmeyer Advanced teleportatation "teleportation"
VariationsAlso published here 2003 Artificial conclusions 14
Jim Steinmeyer An open & Shut prediction using two decks
Also published here 2003 Artificial conclusions 16
Edward Marlo, Jim Steinmeyer Card Vanish in Spread when spread is turned over
Also published here 2003 Artificial conclusions 18
Jim Steinmeyer the soft-shoe Monte jumbo cards, gimmick with thread-connected sliding cards
2003 Artificial conclusions 19
Jim Steinmeyer the allergic Card trick
2003 Artificial conclusions 25
Alan Wakeling, Jim Steinmeyer one rule of Matrix poker sixteen card matrix, cards chosen, they're predicted
2003 Artificial conclusions 28
Jim Steinmeyer through the Trapdoor two cards penetrate each other, warp finale
2003 Artificial conclusions 30
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Hiding the Elephant by Jim Steinmeyer July 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 7) 11
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Artificial Conclusions by Jim Steinmeyer Sep. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 9) 80
Unknown Steinmeyer Revealed section on Jim Steinmeyer
Nov. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 11) 26
Jim Steinmeyer The Davenports' New Type of Magic An Excerpt from Hiding the Elephant
Nov. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 11) 28
Jim Steinmeyer, David Regal All Art, No Artifice
Nov. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 11) 33
Jim Steinmeyer Through the Trap Door two folded cards penetrate each other and change folding orientation
Nov. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 11) 72
Jim Steinmeyer Smoke and Fire signed bill to cigar
Also published here Nov. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 11) 76
Jim Steinmeyer The Surrounded Seeing Through Illusion for Doug Henning seeing through a person in a stand set-up
Nov. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 11) 79
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Hiding the Elephant by Jim Steinmeyer Nov. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 11) 88
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Chapter 11 - Pseudo-CATO intro, CATO with turning three instead of two cards over, "CATO preserves the face-up/face-down orientation while mixingthe positions. In contrast, Pseudo-CATO preserves the relative odd/even alternating positions while mixing their face-up/face-down orientation."
Related to 2004 Diamonds from Coal 92
Chris Wasshuber Zodiac twelve Zodiac sign cards in circle, spelling procedure always leads to Aquarius
Related to Jan. 2004 Genii (Vol. 67 No. 1) 27
Jim Steinmeyer What's Up Their Sleeve? Our Eagerness to be Gulled
"Magicians, Con Artists, and Politicians Enlist Public's Cooperation"
June 2004 Genii (Vol. 67 No. 6) 14
Danny Orleans (reviewer) Matrix Poker by Jim Steinmeyer, Alan Wakeling July 2004 Genii (Vol. 67 No. 7) 100
John C. Wagner, Jim Steinmeyer Packet Lie Detector #2
Inspired by 2005 Full Metal Jacket 26
Cushing Strout Variations on "The Nine Problem" Small packet spelling discovery, no-touch, gives different ways to present it (tarot cards etc.)
Inspired by 2005 On the Other Side of the Mirror 9
Cushing Strout Further Than That and the Lie Detector Combine Further Than That with lie detector plot

Also includes variation based on The Nine Card Problem, and Alex Elmsley's Tell Me Three Times
Inspired by 2005 On the Other Side of the Mirror 20
Brian Sibley A Spoonful of Magic A Conversation with Jim Steinmeyer About Creating Magic for Mary Poppins
Also published here Mar. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 3) 38
Jim Steinmeyer Chung Ling Soo: A New Look at an Old Mystery
June 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 6) 44
David Regal (reviewer) The Glorious Deception: The Double Life of William Robison, aka Chung Ling Soo by Chung Ling Soo (written by Jim Steinmeyer) Aug. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 8) 94
Jim Steinmeyer The Disembodied Princess
  • The Language of Illusion
Nov. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 11) 27
David Regal (reviewer) Soft Shoe Monte by Jim Steinmeyer Nov. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 11) 104
Jim Steinmeyer The King's Coronation spelling thing with Kings packet, Clubs is forced, no-touch
Related toVariations 2006 Further Impuzzibilities 1
Jim Steinmeyer Automatic Palmistry hand spelling stunt, left or right divined
2006 Further Impuzzibilities 3
Jim Steinmeyer The Princess in a Crowd fifteen card matrix trick, no-touch
Variations 2006 Further Impuzzibilities 5
Jim Steinmeyer, Stewart James Coins in a Strange Land mathematical spelling trick with row of four coins, based on Stewart James "Stranger in a Strange Land"
2006 Further Impuzzibilities 8
Jim Steinmeyer Piles of Money mathematical spelling trick with row of four coins
2006 Further Impuzzibilities 9
Jim Steinmeyer, Stewart James Five Cards on the March mathematical spelling trick with row of five coins, based on Stewart James "Stranger in a Strange Land"
Variations 2006 Further Impuzzibilities 10
Jim Steinmeyer The Lesser Dictionary Test book test over the phone, numbers and counting
Related to 2006 Further Impuzzibilities 12
Jim Steinmeyer "Five Fiends" Play Blackjack with ten card packet and stack
2006 Further Impuzzibilities 14
Jim Steinmeyer The Great Silverware Scam Piano Card Trick with forks and knives
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • Magic, Dec. 2003
2006 Further Impuzzibilities 18
Jim Steinmeyer The Thirteen Card Dilemma no sleights
2006 Further Impuzzibilities 22
Alex Gutierrez The Great Spellini named is found in a small packet by spelling characteristics of the card
Inspired by
  • "Remote Control" (Jim Steinmeyer, New Invocation #43, Feb. 1988)
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 19
Marty Kane Spelling Bee Round only thirteen cards used, three phases
Inspired byRelated to 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 24
Ramón Riobóo Signed Deal small packet spelling discovery
Inspired by
  • Jack Yates' "Miracle Mix-up"
Related to
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 45
Marty Kane Sevendipity four spectators get a part of a suit each and spell numbers several times, all end up with a Seven
Inspired by 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 191
Jim Steinmeyer The Garden of Sleep
  • The Language of Illusion
Asrah
Jan. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 1) 26
Jim Steinmeyer An Open and Shut Prediction using two decks
Also published here Feb. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 2) 24
Edward Marlo, Jim Steinmeyer Card Vanish in Spread when spread is turned over
Also published here Feb. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 2) 25
Jim Steinmeyer John Moehring: Mum's the Word
Feb. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 2) 40
Jim Steinmeyer The Gorilla Crushing
  • The Language of Illusion
Alan Wakeling illusion
Mar. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 3) 38
Eric Mead (reviewer) Further Impuzzibilities by Jim Steinmeyer Apr. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 4) 98
Jim Steinmeyer The Ethereal Suspension
  • The Language of Illusion
May 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 5) 40
Michael Close (reviewer) The Conjuring Anthology by Jim Steinmeyer June 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 6) 93
Jim Steinmeyer Metamorphosis
  • The Language of Illusion
July 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 7) 36
Jim Steinmeyer Dissecting Palingenesia about Thoma William Tobin's illusion
Sep. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 9) 60
Jim Steinmeyer Television
  • The Language of Illusion
Nov. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 11) 46
Jason Mauney Scamming the Silverware Piano Card Trick with forks and spoons, with vanishing spoon
Inspired by 2006 East Coast Super Session 42
Gene Castillon "Odd Chance" 21 Card Trick two selections
Inspired by 2007 7-7-7 140
Jim Steinmeyer Will, the Witch and the Watchman
  • The Language of Illusion
Jan. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 1) 46
Jim Steinmeyer Disney Live! Mickey's Magic Show: Making Mickey Magic
Jan. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 1) 58
Jim Steinmeyer Memorial: John McKinven
Feb. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 2) 20
Jim Steinmeyer Kellar on Kellar
  • From the Archives of the American Museum of Magic
Feb. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 2) 46
Jim Steinmeyer The Mascot Moth
  • The Language of Illusion
Mar. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 3) 30
Jim Steinmeyer Genii This Month: June
June 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 6) 14
Jim Steinmeyer Genii This Month: July
July 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 7) 14
Jim Steinmeyer The Living Miracle
  • The Language of Illusion
July 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 7) 36
Jim Steinmeyer Genii This Month: August
Aug. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 8) 14
Jim Steinmeyer Genii This Month: September
Sep. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9) 14
Jim Steinmeyer The Magical Traveler "Alan Wakeling's Original Series for Genii, The Conjurors's Magazine"
commented and edited series by Wakeling from Genii, Nov. 1951 to Oct. 1952, see following entries
Related to Sep. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9) 60
Alan Wakeling France silks appear from holes in painting palette, wine glass appears on palette as finale, "Silks from Newspaper" gimmick
  • Notes (Jim Steinmeyer)
Related to Sep. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9) 62
Alan Wakeling China
  • Notes (Jim Steinmeyer)
Related to Sep. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9) 64
Alan Wakeling Persia silks appear, change and fuse in changing fez
  • Notes (Jim Steinmeyer)
Sep. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9) 65
Alan Wakeling Japan routine for Candle Tube, match to flower, fan and candle transpose
  • Notes (Jim Steinmeyer)
Sep. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9) 67
Alan Wakeling Switzerland watch appears in hand, vanishes from silk, reappears in pocket, vanishes again, reappears in cigarette case, cane vanishes in hat and alarm clock appears in hat
  • Notes (Jim Steinmeyer)
Sep. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9) 69
Jim Steinmeyer Devil's Handkerchief Construction
Sep. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9) 70
Alan Wakeling Arabia cotton pad put in envelopes, it later smells like one of three chosen perfumes
  • Notes (Jim Steinmeyer)
Sep. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9) 71
Alan Wakeling Holland white and black tissue paper are torn and restored into chef's hat and apron, borrowed ring and some more ingredients put in a dove pan, ring appears in cake
  • Notes (Jim Steinmeyer)
Sep. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9) 73
Alan Wakeling Spain flowers appear at end of sword, then a flower bouquet, then deck is sprung in the air and all four Aces are impaled by performer
  • Notes (Jim Steinmeyer)
Sep. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9) 80
Alan Wakeling New York cocktail shaker appears from silk, four stacked glasses appear from silk, four different drinks are poured from shaker, long pocket
  • Notes (Jim Steinmeyer)
Sep. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9) 82
Alan Wakeling Ireland routine with clay pipes
  • Notes (Jim Steinmeyer)
Sep. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9) 84
Alan Wakeling Scotland uv paint produces glowing assistant, and glowing skull which answers questions with his jaw (talking skull)
  • Notes (Jim Steinmeyer)
Sep. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9) 86
Alan Wakeling Magical Traveler Finale suggested routines from series
  • Notes (Jim Steinmeyer)
Sep. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9) 87
Jim Steinmeyer Genii This Month: October
Oct. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 10) 14
Jim Steinmeyer Genii This Month: November
Nov. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 11) 10
Jim Steinmeyer Million Dollar Mystery
  • The Language of Illusion
Nov. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 11) 36
Jim Steinmeyer Max Maven and the Evolution of a Mindreader
Nov. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 11) 50
Jim Steinmeyer Genii This Month: December
Dec. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 12) 10
Jerry K. Hartman A Golden Fleecing Ace Assembly where all four packets are each sealed in separate envelopes, spectators choose which one magician should hold onto, when they are opened, all Aces are gone from their envelopes and magician’s envelope contains them
Inspired by 2007 Card Dupery 228
Jim Steinmeyer Genii This Month: January on Apocalypse, Ricky Jay, David Copperfield, Annemann, Carl Compars Herrmann
Jan. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 1) 10
Richard Kaufman Genii Speaks on geometrical vanishes, tenth Los Angeles History Conference, Jim Steinmeyer, Guy Hollingworth, The Magic Circle, Nintendo's "Master of Illusion", Tony Giorgio, Aaron Fisher, Harry Lorayne, Disneyland, Haunted Mansion, Kostya Kimlat, Raymond Crowe
Jan. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 1) 12
Jim Steinmeyer The Language of Illusion: The Invisible Man on Robert Harbin's "The Invisible Man"
Jan. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 1) 42
Jim Steinmeyer On Franz Harary
Jan. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 1) 54
David Oliver (reviewer) Bunko! by Jim Steinmeyer Jan. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 1) 109
Jim Steinmeyer The Shop On Diagon Alley on the Magic Inc. shop
Feb. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 2) 40
Jim Steinmeyer The Four Envelope Test card verbally chosen (range force), then one of four envelopes chosen, it contains the card while the other three have Jokers
Mar. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 3) 16
Jim Steinmeyer, Max Maven Two-Way Envelope Handling
Mar. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 3) 18
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Charles Fort: The Man Who Invented the Supernatural by Charles Fort (written by Jim Steinmeyer) Apr. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 4) 11
Jim Steinmeyer Dr. Hooker And the Science of Marvels long article on Dr. Hooker and his rising cards, and the resurrection by John Gaughan and Jim Steinmeyer
Apr. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 4) 48
Jim Steinmeyer Watching Dr. Hooker's Impossibilities article on Dr. Hooker's Rising Cards with description of routine
Apr. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 4) 74
Jim Steinmeyer Charles Fort and the World of Magic
May 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 5) 34
Jim Steinmeyer An Excerpt from "Charles Fort: The Man Who Invented the Supernatural"
May 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 5) 37
Jim Steinmeyer David Regal: By the Book on David Regal
June 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 6) 44
Jim Steinmeyer Two Strangers On The Same Train "Three Tricks with The Crystal Card"
free selection signed on back, large X travels from another card to face of signed card
July 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 7) 106
Jim Steinmeyer Hallucination "Three Tricks with The Crystal Card"
instead of a planned transposition the signature transposes from one card to another
July 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 7 Special Genii Supplement) 1
Jim Steinmeyer The Time Traveller "Three Tricks with The Crystal Card"
card is signed, then signature vanishes, card becomes blank, then signature reappears on blank card
July 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 7 Special Genii Supplement) 2
Jim Steinmeyer Genii Speaks Dai Vernon, Kalin and Jinger's "Real Magic", Lance Burton on The View, vaudeville, Taschen's books The Circus and Magic, Howard Thurston
Aug. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 8) 10
Richard Kaufman Genii Speaks Tomo Maeda, Allan Slaight, Jim Steinmeyer, Allan Ackerman's Erdnase DVDs, Geoffrey Latta's death, Ken Garwick
Oct. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 10) 10
Jim Steinmeyer, Rick Marcelli Rick Marcelli tells How
Oct. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 10) 34
Jim Steinmeyer Magic Underground: "Real Magic" Takes the Road Mark Kalin and Jinger
Dec. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 12) 78
Eric Mead (reviewer) The Secret No One Tells You by Jim Steinmeyer Dec. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 12) 97
Jim Steinmeyer Robert Harbin & The Polemics of Modern Illusion
2009 A Tribute to Robert Harbin 2
Jim Steinmeyer Harbin-esque chapter intro
2009 A Tribute to Robert Harbin 12
Jim Steinmeyer A Trick for Lillian origami paper put in envelope, design selected from stack of cards, paper in envelope transforms into that origami figure
2009 A Tribute to Robert Harbin 12
Jim Steinmeyer Flapless Envelope Principle credit information
2009 A Tribute to Robert Harbin 12
Jim Steinmeyer Pasteboard Under Glass using Okito's Substitution Principle with hollow stack of envelopes
Inspired by
  • Card in Bottle in "This Magic Stuff" (Robert Harbin, Abracadabra, Vol. 6 No. 138, Sep. 1948, p. 115)
Also published here
2009 A Tribute to Robert Harbin 14
Jim Steinmeyer Par Two ball in glass, covered with silk, ball penetrates through silk, glass with hole
Inspired by
  • "The Penetrating Ball" (Robert Harbin, Something New in Magic, 1929)
2009 A Tribute to Robert Harbin 16
Jim Steinmeyer The Inside-Out Lantern for productions
Inspired by
  • "Inside-Out Production Box" (Jim Steinmeyer)
  • "Upside-Down Production Box" (Robert Harbin)
2009 A Tribute to Robert Harbin 17
Jim Steinmeyer The Three Book Experiment mathematical calculations to arrive at page number
Inspired by
  • "The Great Book Test" (The Magic of Robert Harbin)
  • U. F. Grant's marketed book test
Also published here
2009 A Tribute to Robert Harbin 18
Jim Steinmeyer The Circus From The Back Track An Inside Look at The Magical Adventures of The Greatest Show on Earth
Mar. 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 3) 42
Jim Steinmeyer The Return Of The Brick And Mortar Shop Midwest Magic shop
June 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 6) 76
David Britland (reviewer) A Tribute to Robert Harbin - Two Lectures by Jim Steinmeyer by Jim Steinmeyer June 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 6) 86
Richard Kaufman Genii Speaks Jim Steinmeyer, S.A.M. 2009 Convention, I.B.M. Convention, Martin Nash's passing
Sep. 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 9) 10
Jim Steinmeyer Neil Patrick Harris Knows What You're Thinking...
Sep. 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 9) 52
David Britland (reviewer) Modern Art and Other Mysteries by Jim Steinmeyer Oct. 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 10) 78
Jim Steinmeyer The Four-Three Screen folding screen, was left out of his book "Technique & Understanding"
Dec. 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 12) 43
Eric Mead (reviewer) Technique & Understanding by Jim Steinmeyer Dec. 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 12) 86
Brian Sibley Introduction A Spoonful of Magic, Brian Sibley Talks to Jim Steinmeyer about Creating Magic for Mary Poppins
Also published here 2009 Technique & Understanding 11
Jim Steinmeyer The Author's Foreword
2009 Technique & Understanding 23
Jim Steinmeyer Reminding & Deceiving "On Creating Theatrical Magic"
From the lecture at FISM, Dresden, Germany, July 1997
  • 1. Start with a Simple, Direct Plot
  • 2. Adopt a Point of View to Tell the Story, an "Angle" to the Plot that Gives it a Unique Approach
  • 3. Test Various Methods as Applied to the Plot
  • 4. Explore how the Plot can best Accommodate the Method
  • 5. Identify the Flaws in the Method and Evaluate their Impact
  • 6. Anticipate all Three Scripts, and Understand what the Audience will be Thinking at any Moment
  • 7. Adjust the Presentation to Clarify the Plot, Accentuate the Strengths of the Method, and Minimize the Weaknesses
Related to
  • 1997 lecture notes "Reminding & Deceiving"
2009 Technique & Understanding 35
Jim Steinmeyer Five Terrible Ideas "...and how they revolutionized stage magic"
The Robert Harbin Memorial Lecture at the Magic Circle Centenary Celebration, July 2005
2009 Technique & Understanding 45
Jim Steinmeyer Why Amac Drank "...and other puzzles from the history of magic"
From the lecture delivered as guest of honor at the Magic Collectors Weekend, Chicago, May, 2007
2009 Technique & Understanding 57
Jim Steinmeyer Robert Harbin & The Polemics of Modern Illusion From the lecture at The Magic Circle Harbin Centenary Weekend, February 2009
  • A Simple, Clear, Memorable Plot
  • An Interest on Mythic a Level
  • Add a Twist
  • A Play, Not a Prop
  • Practical Apparatus
  • Interesting Apparatus
  • Practical Routine
  • A Way In for the Magician
  • At Least Three Beats to the Climax
  • A Stage Surprise, An Additional Punctuation
2009 Technique & Understanding 69
Jim Steinmeyer Linking Three Finger Rings "A Practical and Professional Routine for the Himber Ring"
2009 Technique & Understanding 87
Jim Steinmeyer The Straitjacket Escape "Patter for a Classic Escape"
2009 Technique & Understanding 91
Jim Steinmeyer The Magazine Test "A Presentation and Mnemonic List for a Famous Memory Feat"
memorizing magazines
2009 Technique & Understanding 95
Jim Steinmeyer One Hundred Mental Pictures for the Magazine Test
2009 Technique & Understanding 99
Jim Steinmeyer Timmy & The Spirit Slates "A Ghost Story with Spirit Slates"
words appear on slates to a told ghost story, ambigrams
2009 Technique & Understanding 103
Jim Steinmeyer The Torn Newspaper Prediction "A New Routine and Handling for a Classic Mental Effect"
pieces added from jacket
Related to 2009 Technique & Understanding 105
Jim Steinmeyer The Full Monte "A Card Trick On the Stage"
extra-large jumbo cards, set down on three chairs
2009 Technique & Understanding 111
Jim Steinmeyer Triumph Sudoku "A Formula for a New Puzzle and a New Performance"
Sudoku skill demonstration à la Magic Square
2009 Technique & Understanding 121
Jim Steinmeyer Toccata for Light Bulb & Paper Bag "The Ghost in the Machine"
turned-on light bulb on stand is seen through a glass box, vanishes and appears in a paper bag held by the performer, repeat, then paper bag vanishes and appears over bulb, then repeat with paper bag inside bulb
2009 Technique & Understanding 133
Jim Steinmeyer The New Orleans Formula "Producing Miracles under Duress"
strategy for the production of a large item (washer & dryer, even car) in a huge box/booth, apparent live camera footage from within the box shown on monitors, production as surprise ending of a short mental routine with a person inside the booth
2009 Technique & Understanding 145
Jim Steinmeyer The Shadow Play Solution "De-Emphasizing the Apparatus"
person appears behind large white cloth with lamp behind it
2009 Technique & Understanding 153
Jim Steinmeyer The Fabric Cabinet Solution "Practical Apparatus for Everyday Stages"
person appears in cloth cabinet
2009 Technique & Understanding 159
Jim Steinmeyer The Cocoon Redux "Apparatus Disguised as No Apparatus"
person appears in light-weight cloth cabinet
Inspired by
  • Buatier de Kolta's Cocoon (1887)
2009 Technique & Understanding 165
Jim Steinmeyer The Unexpected Illusion "A New Effect and Speculations on a Legendary Mystery"
person vanishes on a board that is held by two assistants, mirror
Inspired by
  • "The Flight of Venus" (Houdini)
2009 Technique & Understanding 171
Jim Steinmeyer Nowhere "The Bridge System"
effects using a bridge whose pillars are concealed by two assistants
2009 Technique & Understanding 177
Jim Steinmeyer Two-Dimensional Rehearsal paper cut-out of person becomes real person, using bridge system
2009 Technique & Understanding 177
Jim Steinmeyer Transformation person to another person, using bridge system
2009 Technique & Understanding 180
Jim Steinmeyer A Dress Possessed dress floats, lady appears inside wearing it, using bridge system
2009 Technique & Understanding 180
Jim Steinmeyer Find the Joker giant three card monte with performer dressed as clown, changes position behind giant cards, then is changed into another person and can appear somewhere else, using bridge system
2009 Technique & Understanding 182
Jim Steinmeyer By No Means "Self-Levitation"
using The Bridge System and fake leg for self-levitation
2009 Technique & Understanding 183
Jim Steinmeyer, De Yip "Louie" Loo The Travel "Based on De Yip Loo's Original Effect"
person standing in box, ten swords pushed in at the left side, all slid to right side one by one to slice person which emerges unharmed
2009 Technique & Understanding 191
Jim Steinmeyer The Paranormal "Levitation as a Challenge"
with patter and four spectators on stage
2009 Technique & Understanding 199
Jim Steinmeyer The Four-Fold Screen and Platform "Simplify...Simplify"
bold
Inspired by
  • Abbott's Bryce's Screen
2009 Technique & Understanding 209
Jim Steinmeyer The Infinity Cabinet "Reflecting Forward"
giant book, person appears from it, openly used mirror surfaces
2009 Technique & Understanding 215
Jim Steinmeyer Trouble "A Dissected Box"
person in square box, box is opened accordion/zig-zag like, person comes out unharmed
2009 Technique & Understanding 221
Jim Steinmeyer Cube-ism "Apparatus that Comes and Goes"
person in box in front of a folding painting, vanishes and re-appears
2009 Technique & Understanding 229
Jim Steinmeyer The Nature of Empty "The Box as a Challenge"
  • Points of View
  • Points of Perspective
  • Dimensions
  • Hiding, or Accentuating, the Interior
  • Movement as Emptiness
  • Floor, Ceiling, Walls
  • Clarity Inside the Cabinet
  • Emptier if Something's Inside
  • In Motion
  • Proportions
  • Focus on Walls, Minimze Floor and Ceiling
  • A Foreshortened Pattern
2009 Technique & Understanding 241
Jim Steinmeyer Pandora's Box "Tip-Over, Surrounded"
2009 Technique & Understanding 249
Jim Steinmeyer Understanding Two Principles "The Wedge and its Progeny"
on wedge bases
  • Proportion, not Inflation
  • Form Follows Function
  • Always Wide, but Cleverly Small
  • When in Doubt, Furniture
  • Minimize with Multiple Elements
  • Form Follows Illusion
  • Maximize the Elements, Minimize the Cheats
  • Visual, not Simply Dimensional
  • Use Space Efficiently
  • Custom Designed for the Setting
  • New Techniques for Illusionists (Optical Wedge Table, Optical Slot Table)
2009 Technique & Understanding 257
Jim Steinmeyer Long Division "The Return of Method C"
Inspired by 2009 Technique & Understanding 275
Jim Steinmeyer Quantum Mechanics "Making Sense of a Classic Construction"
middle section of person lying on a board vanishes
Inspired by
  • Selbit, Man Without a Middle
2009 Technique & Understanding 285
Jim Steinmeyer About the Author
2009 Technique & Understanding 304
Tom Stone Calculated Aces four spectators with a fourth of the deck do some dealing procedure and end up with an ace on top, based on Jim Steinmeyer's "Nine Card Problem"
2010 Vortex 32
Tom Stone Concerto for Cutlery Piano Card Trick with silverware
Related to 2010 Vortex 113
Richard Bangs Suit Yourself Surpassed spectator distributes four of a kind into his pockets, magician knows order, out of hands
Related toVariations 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 69
Marty Kane Cursed by an Evil Spell after spelling on fingers a number is divined
Inspired byAlso published here 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 220
Jim Steinmeyer Eleven Roads to Heaven eleven cards, one selected with dealing procedure, located, no-touch
2010 Subsequent Impuzzibilities 1
Jim Steinmeyer Fingertip Mindreading Verbal Magic counting trick with fingers on one hand
2010 Subsequent Impuzzibilities 3
Jim Steinmeyer The Password Fallacy nine card spelling trick using thought-of word to locate card
2010 Subsequent Impuzzibilities 6
Jim Steinmeyer A Universal Password twelve card spelling trick using thought-of word to locate card
2010 Subsequent Impuzzibilities 8
Jim Steinmeyer The Magician who Fools Himself one card across, using fourteen cards, no sleights, humorous presentation
2010 Subsequent Impuzzibilities 11
Jim Steinmeyer Number, Number, Number Ace through Six, counting trick which forces eleven
2010 Subsequent Impuzzibilities 15
Jim Steinmeyer A Trip Around the World spelling trick with six cards with names of cities on them, one is forced
2010 Subsequent Impuzzibilities 19
Jim Steinmeyer Force Six circle layout to force six
2010 Subsequent Impuzzibilities 23
Jim Steinmeyer Force Ten circle layout to force ten
2010 Subsequent Impuzzibilities 24
Jim Steinmeyer Deal Three spectator "mixes" ten card packet
Inspired by 2010 Subsequent Impuzzibilities 25
Jim Steinmeyer Enigmatic Poker spectator "mixes" fifteen card packet face-up/face-down, dealflipdropcut
Related to 2010 Subsequent Impuzzibilities 26
Jim Steinmeyer Enigmatic Tarot upside-down mixing procedure with packet, no-touch, dealflipdropcut
2010 Subsequent Impuzzibilities 29
Jim Steinmeyer Ten in Concert
2010 Subsequent Impuzzibilities 32
Jim Steinmeyer Preface
2010 The Graduate 1
Jim Steinmeyer Magic 1400s-1950s Excerpts
  • A History of Marvels
  • The Origins of Hocus Pocus
  • Checkmate: A Lesson in Deception
  • The Elements of Magic
  • Visualising the Unimaginable
Jan. 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 1) 40
Jim Steinmeyer Three Part Harmony
  • Conjuring
Mental Epic type routine with three cardboards on chairs
Also published here
  • lecture notes "The Secret No One Tells You", 2008
Apr. 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 4) 30
Jim Steinmeyer The Khardova Deck
  • Conjuring
partial rough-smooth
Related toVariations May 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 5) 36
Richard Kaufman Genii Speaks Lance Burton, The Tabman, Lu Chen
Related to June 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 6) 10
Jim Steinmeyer Vampire Crossing
  • Conjuring
June 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 6) 42
Jim Steinmeyer Craig Dickens: Great Expectations
June 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 6) 64
Jim Steinmeyer Zens Koan with envelopes
Inspired by July 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 7) 16
Jim Steinmeyer Flapless Envelope Switch
July 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 7) 18
Jim Steinmeyer Solid Water
  • Conjuring
milk bottle is turned upside down and water stays inside
Aug. 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 8) 44
Jim Steinmeyer, Mark LeBerthon Khardova and Over Again ... further suggestion
Inspired by Aug. 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 8) 46
Jim Steinmeyer Two Years Before the Mast on Alex Ramon
Sep. 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 9) 42
Jim Steinmeyer Mrs. Houdini Steps Out
  • Conjuring
assistant bound with ropes, rope pulled away and assistant is instantly free
Oct. 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 10) 44
Jim Steinmeyer Negative Speller
  • Conjuring
using messages on blank cards
Inspired byAlso published here Nov. 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 11) 32
Jim Steinmeyer Hardeen: On the Boardwalk Empire Remy Auberjonois
Nov. 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 11) 40
Jim Steinmeyer Pasteboard Under Glass
  • Conjuring
card to bottle, bottle switch
Dec. 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 12) 46
Steve Mayhew A Bird in the Hand audience selects finger through counting procedure - middle finger
Inspired byRelated to 2011 Full Frontal Mayhew 13
Harry Lorayne Nine To Twelve a few cards including selection taken and a series of tricks performed
  • Reverse Faro Ending
  • Spel(l)egant
  • No-Force Lorayne Force
  • Telekinesis
Related to 2011 Special Effects 98
Jim Steinmeyer Sonata for Brick and Glassware
  • Conjuring
brick and glass transpose in paper bags
Inspired by Jan. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 1) 32
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Last Greatest Magician in the World by Jim Steinmeyer Jan. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 1) 82
Jim Steinmeyer The Three Book Experiment
  • Conjuring
mathematical calculations to arrive at page number
Also published here Feb. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 2) 26
Jim Steinmeyer Decoding Thurston
Feb. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 2) 52
Jim Steinmeyer Excerpts from The Last Greatest Magician in the World on Howard Thurston
Feb. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 2) 58
David Britland (reviewer) Subsequent Impuzzibilities by Jim Steinmeyer Feb. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 2) 89
Jim Steinmeyer The Redemption of Jonathan Pendragon
  • Bad Publicity
Apr. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 4) 44
Jim Steinmeyer Buried Treasure
  • Conjuring
coin in wool, presentation-heavy
May 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 5) 36
Jim Steinmeyer Rings for Kids
  • Conjuring
June 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 6) 26
Jim Steinmeyer Jarrett Talks to 2011 on Guy Jarrett
Related to June 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 6) 54
Jim Steinmeyer The Upside-Down Lantern
  • Conjuring
silk production from lantern prop with hidden chamber
July 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 7) 32
Jim Steinmeyer The Tuzot Sensu Mystery
  • Conjuring
Also published here Aug. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 8) 34
Jim Steinmeyer Houdini & Margery in the Spotlight
  • The Card Trick
Aug. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 8) 60
Jim Steinmeyer Cue Card Mentalism
  • Conjuring
large cue cards with GAPS, WOW, APPLAUSE, ... shown, one chosen and predicted
VariationsAlso published here Oct. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 10) 28
Jim Steinmeyer A Most Mysterious Case
  • Conjuring
shrinking card case
Nov. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 11) 30
Jim Steinmeyer X Marks the Spot Square Circle type box to produce a person
Dec. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 12) 44
Jim Steinmeyer "One Fortune" Think-of-a-Card
  • Conjuring
"is your card among those?", Age Cards
Inspired by
  • "The World's Thinnest Deck of Cards" (Jim Steinmeyer, marketed 1994)
Related to
Feb. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 2) 24
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) One Special Week: The Old & The New Jim Steinmeyer and Alex Ramon at the Magic Castle Feb. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 2) 72
Jim Steinmeyer Dining Out
  • Conjuring
Also published here Mar. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 3) 24
Jim Steinmeyer Thurston Lives!
Mar. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 3) 57
David Regal, Jim Steinmeyer, Jonathan Levit Steinmeyer and Levit: Recreating a Magical Legend
Mar. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 3) 59
Jim Steinmeyer Coda on Jonathan Levit as Howard Thurston
Mar. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 3) 65
Jim Steinmeyer The Return of The Magic Castle after the fire
Mar. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 3) 74
Jim Steinmeyer Half a Cup of Coffee
  • Conjuring
performer holds two cups, one is half full the other empty, he pours some into the empty cup and now both are half full, more phases, double-walled coffee shop plastic cups
Inspired by
  • "Drinka Pinta" (The Magic of Robert Harbin)
Apr. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 4) 32
Jim Steinmeyer Alba
May 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 5) 52
Jim Steinmeyer John Carney
May 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 5) 53
Jim Steinmeyer Jonathan Levit
May 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 5) 56
Jim Steinmeyer Jonathan Pendragon
May 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 5) 57
Jim Steinmeyer Alex Ramon
May 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 5) 58
Jim Steinmeyer Peter Samelson
May 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 5) 59
Richard Kaufman Jim Steinmeyer
May 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 5) 60
Jim Steinmeyer Rob Zabrecky
May 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 5) 62
Jim Steinmeyer Tin-Can Telephone
  • Conjuring
verbal force of Nine of Hearts, card is found in tin can phone
Related to June 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 6) 22
Jim Steinmeyer Mr. Morritt Planted Roses
  • Conjuring
appearing rose bush from tube prop
Aug. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 8) 24
Jim Steinmeyer Your Act in Review
  • Conjuring
prediction in nest of envelope
Oct. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 10) 34
Jim Steinmeyer Allow me to give you some Really Awful Advice!
  • "you're not a magician, you're an entertainer"
  • "there are no bad tricks"
  • "old tricks can be new to your audience"
  • "packs flat, plays big"
  • "open with a fast & flashy trick"
  • "it's about personality, not fooling them"
2012 Allow me to give you some Really Awful Advice! 2
Jim Steinmeyer Guy Jarrett Talks to You on Guy Jarrett
Related to 2012 Allow me to give you some Really Awful Advice! 8
Jim Steinmeyer Cue Card Mentalism large cue cards with GAPS, WOW, APPLAUSE, ... shown, one chosen and predicted
Also published here 2012 Allow me to give you some Really Awful Advice! 12
Jim Steinmeyer Into the Next World two piles
Also published here 2012 Allow me to give you some Really Awful Advice! 13
Jim Steinmeyer The Tuzot Sensu Mystery
Also published here 2012 Allow me to give you some Really Awful Advice! 16
Jim Steinmeyer Dining Out
Also published here 2012 Allow me to give you some Really Awful Advice! 19
Jim Steinmeyer Negative Speller using messages on blank cards
Also published here 2012 Allow me to give you some Really Awful Advice! 22
Jim Steinmeyer Eight Cards Espial no-touch selection with Ace through Eight of Clubs packet, selection named in the end
2013 Ensuing Impuzzibilities 1
Jim Steinmeyer Seven Cards Examined no-touch selection with Ace through Seven of Hearts packet, selection named in the end
2013 Ensuing Impuzzibilities 3
Jim Steinmeyer Equivoque: The Cardless Cantico verbal force of Nine of Clubs
Related toAlso published here 2013 Ensuing Impuzzibilities 8
Jim Steinmeyer Equivoque: The Full Deck Fandango verbal force of Seven of Clubs with deck using spelling
Also published here 2013 Ensuing Impuzzibilities 12
Jim Steinmeyer Equivoque: The Tin Can Phone nine of Hearts forced, using cans with string
2013 Ensuing Impuzzibilities 14
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph Flummoxed three phases, single-deck approach for Eddie Joseph's "Staggered" stack
Inspired by 2013 Ensuing Impuzzibilities 18
Jim Steinmeyer Oe Fortune Serves Eight binary sorting stack
2013 Ensuing Impuzzibilities 23
Jim Steinmeyer The Tuzot Sensu Mystery
Also published here 2013 Ensuing Impuzzibilities 30
Jim Steinmeyer Cue Card Mentalism six cards with words, via spelling one of them is forced
VariationsAlso published here 2013 Ensuing Impuzzibilities 37
Jim Steinmeyer Dining Out value of food selected from diner menu predicted
Also published here 2013 Ensuing Impuzzibilities 39