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David Devant Devant's Handkerchief Trick producing three white handkerchiefs, paper tube, they change to red, green and yellow, one vanishes in glass tube and appears knotted between other two, description edited by Devant himself
Variations 1903 303
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 60
Howard Albright Perfect Card Divination free thought of card, stacked, "has one of these the same value?"
Variations 1937 217
Michael F. Zens Zens' Miracle Pocket to Pocket Trick three chosen cards, envelopes, repeating set-up deck
Related toVariations 1937 298
Fred Culpitt The Doll's House
Variations 1938 958
C. Method Using One Girl of Sawing a Woman in Half
Variations 1938 986
Sid Fleischman Drunken Cocktail liquid travels from straw to straw
Variations Feb. 1940
The Jinx (Issue 79)
518
William Larsen, T. Page Wright L. W. Restoring the Rope loop hidden in hollow handle of knife
Related to 1941 ca. 185
U. F. Grant "Million Dollar" Bill Mystery two bills are torn, one half of each vanish and appear in envelope
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1943/27 112
Ottokar Fischer The Cords of Phantasia two ropes are penetrated by silks, grandmother's necklace
Variations 1945/27 357
Harlan Tarbell Orange and Die die and orange change places, prop magic
Variations 1948/27 251
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 1
Walter B. Gibson Switcheroo No. 54
Variations 1950 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 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 2
Eddie Joseph Who Knows the Card? card chosen with counting procedure ends up and number named at beginning
Variations 1950 3
Eddie Joseph Memory Phenomenal card and its position named as apparent memory demonstration
Variations 1950 8
Stanley Collins Morritt's Purse Trick purse palm
Variations 1952 334
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 32
Harold Denhard Denhart Ring on the Rope rope tied to both wrists, rubber ring links to rope
Variations 1954/27 164
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 55
Al Koran The Gold Medallion prediction of number on medallion
Related toVariations 1968 11
Bill Severn, Pete Biro Rising Card from Envelope pencil with rubber band
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1972 121
Tony Corinda The Powers Of Darkness ring penetrates spectator's arm, while he has his eyes closed
Variations Dec. 1975
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 4)
186
Karrell Fox Instant Replay - Card to Pocket last card can be seen visibly crawling over chest
Related to 1979 249
Bruce Bernstein Impossible Bank Nite five envelopes, one contains bill, numbered envelopes, instructions which one shall not be burnt
VariationsAlso published here 1985 28
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 33
Jim Steinmeyer Acknowledgements
1991 5
Jim Steinmeyer About the Author
1991 7
Jim Steinmeyer Introduction
1991 9
Jim Steinmeyer Houdini's Rope walking through a rope with a stand apparatus
1991 13
Jim Steinmeyer Plot vs. Effect
1991 13
Jim Steinmeyer Neon girl penetrates barrier of lit neon light tubes
1991 21
Jim Steinmeyer Perforation girl in box penetrated by multiple long knifes
1991 31
Jim Steinmeyer The Artist's Daydream person appears in black cabinet with easel look
Inspired by
  • "The Artist's Dream"
1991 43
Jim Steinmeyer India Rubber both hands of woman go through a large cloth, they move further apart than seems possible
1991 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 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 71
Jim Steinmeyer Hot Air girl lies on three upright modelling balloon, two are popped and she "floats" on one balloon
1991 81
Jim Steinmeyer The Lady in the Puzzle person trapped in puzzle box which is taken apart and reassembled
1991 93
Jim Steinmeyer Six Routines chapter intro
1991 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 107
Jim Steinmeyer Knot Unexpected loop in back of knife
Related to 1991 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 112
Jim Steinmeyer Needles magnet on wine bottle
1991 116
Jim Steinmeyer San Fernando Monte jumbo cards that are openly folded in half
1991 119
Jim Steinmeyer Smoke and Fire signed bill to cigar
Also published here 1991 123
Jim Steinmeyer In Conclusion giving ten rules for creating magic
1991 131
Gary Kurtz The Peanut Can "Application #4"
number of peanuts in jar predicted
Inspired by 1991 12
Jim Steinmeyer One Hand and the Sound of Clapping on René Lavand
Related to Nov. 1991
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 3)
32
Jim Steinmeyer Lorca with a Deck of Cards on René Lavand's performances
Nov. 1991
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 3)
35
Jim Steinmeyer Opus talks to Jim Steinmeyer
Nov. 1992
Opus (Vol. 4 No. 7)
9
Jim Steinmeyer Secrets of "The Secret Cabaret"
Jan. 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 5)
31
Jim Steinmeyer The Incessant Newspaper
  • Conjuring
Apr. 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 8)
46
Jim Steinmeyer The Efficiency Stamp
  • Conjuring
signed postcard travels
May 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 9)
22
Jim Steinmeyer The Lustig Money Machine
  • Conjuring
money printing in envelope
Inspired by June 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 10)
22
Jim Steinmeyer The Jelly Bean Jar
  • Conjuring
number of jelly beans in jar predicted
Variations July 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 11)
43
Jim Steinmeyer Making Time
  • Conjuring
leaf travels from frame to diary, then leaf becomes fresh again and diary is now blank, time traveling theme
Sep. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 1)
44
Jim Steinmeyer Thurston's Secrets: Collected and Otherwise
  • Sawing a Woman in Halves
  • The Girl and the Rabbit
Oct. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 2)
34
Jim Steinmeyer Cigars Sala Bim
  • Conjuring
smoke travels to glass presentation, cigars change to flowers
Oct. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 2)
41
Michael Weber (reviewer) Strange Power & Other Problems for Magicians by Jim Steinmeyer Oct. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 2)
58
Jim Steinmeyer Held Up
  • Conjuring
wallet, watch and flower at lapel
Nov. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 3)
42
Jim Steinmeyer An Alan Wakeling Sampler intro
Dec. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 4)
42
Jim Steinmeyer Clairvoyance chapter intro
Also published here Dec. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 4)
43
Ken Simmons Who's Lying? lie speller
Inspired by
  • Automatic Speller Placement Principle (Jim Steinmeyer, The New Invocation #43)
Variations
1993 28
Jon Racherbaumer Dunbury Lie Speller - Eighteen-Card Version
Inspired by 1993 30
Wayne Kyzer Raw Deal card is found by spelling different characteristics of the selection
Inspired by 1993 19
Tom Craven Super Speller not with full deck
Inspired by
  • "Remote Control" (Jim Steinmeyer, The New Invocation #43, Feb. 1988)
1993 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 #43, Feb. 1988)
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 4
Jim Steinmeyer The Author's Preface
1993 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 29
Jim Steinmeyer With Vernon and Frakson Alan Wakeling performance in 1971 at "It's Magic"
1993 53
Jim Steinmeyer Nightclub Specialties chapter intro, Alan Wakeling seeing Cardini
1993 57
Jim Steinmeyer Wakeling and Roy on Alan Wakeling and Marvyn Roy performing together
1993 58
Jim Steinmeyer The Rhapsody and the Cowboy on Alan Wakeling's acts "Rhapsody in Blue" and "Manhattan Cowboy"
1993 62
Jim Steinmeyer Winnemucca to Ciro's on an unusual gig of Alan Wakeling
1993 63
Jim Steinmeyer Helen Wakeling Alan Wakeling's wife
1993 81
Jim Steinmeyer The Fan Act introduction and effect description of Alan Wakeling's act
  • A Fantasy in Fans
1993 89
Jim Steinmeyer Claivoyance chapter intro
Also published here 1993 117
Alan Wakeling Psychic Blackjack cards are named by assistant, used in a blackjack game, John Mulholland code
VariationsAlso published here 1993 117
Jim Steinmeyer The Magical Traveler on Alan Wakeling's Genii series from Nov. 1951 to Oct. 1952
Related to 1993 135
Alan Wakeling China: The Egg on Fan with comments by Jim Steinmeyer
Related to 1993 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 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 141
Jim Steinmeyer A New Grand Finale intro on The Gorilla Crushing Illusion, see next item
1993 164
Jim Steinmeyer Numerology: A Close-Up Act intro
  • The Numerologist Entertains
1993 203
Jim Steinmeyer Close-Up Specialties intro
1993 223
Jim Steinmeyer Stage Specialties
1993 237
Jim Steinmeyer A Career in Illusion intro about Alan Wakeling's stage illusions
  • With Mark Wilson
  • Inspirations and Originations
1993 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 335
Jim Steinmeyer The Tassel Of Abundant Enterprise
  • Conjuring
Chinese Stick/Pom pon stick type effect with one stick and three threads going through it
Jan. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 5)
45
Jim Steinmeyer Smaller and Smaller
  • Conjuring
Feb. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 6)
40
Jim Steinmeyer, Don Wayne, Andre Kole, Walter Zaney Blaney How Magicians Are Strangling Magic on stealing material
Related to Mar. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 7)
24
Jim Steinmeyer The Vicarious Cocktail
  • Conjuring
liquid travels from paper-covered glass to glass, Foo Can Cock­tail Shaker, stand-up and close-up version
Inspired by Mar. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 7)
41
Edd Schultz, Chase Goforth, Bruce Meyers Strangling
  • Letters
Related to Apr. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 8)
9
Michael Mills, David Mark, Peter W. Tappan, John R. Pullum, Nicholas Carifo, Tim Ellis Strangling Ethics
  • Letters
Related to May 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 9)
12
Jim Steinmeyer The Plate Glass Mystery
  • Conjuring
person pierced by glass plates in box
Inspired by
  • P. T. Selbit's glass plate illusion
May 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 9)
51
Jim Steinmeyer The Nine Card Problem small packet spelling discovery, no-touch
Inspired by
  • "Remote Control" (Jim Steinmeyer, The New Invocation #43, Feb. 1988)
Related toVariationsAlso published here
May 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 9)
56
Jim Steinmeyer Remote Control small packet spelling discovery, no-touch
Also published here
  • The New Invocation #43, Feb. 1988
May 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 9)
57
Bob Farmer Nine Card Problem Handling alternative intro
Inspired by May 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 9)
57
Jim Steinmeyer A Lesson In a Lesson In Magic
  • Conjuring
silks vanish in rolled-up magazine, then they reappear tied together, attached hidden moveable container
June 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 10)
45
Mel Stover, Jim Steinmeyer A Cavort In The Casbah To Capture Ali The Dope Dealer presentation for Steinmeyer's effect
Inspired by June 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 10)
54
Jim Steinmeyer Understanding The Bermuda Triangle counting trick with triangle formation of objects
VariationsAlso published here Aug. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 12)
53
Mac King (reviewer) The Magic of Alan Wakeling by Alan Wakeling (written by Jim Steinmeyer) Aug. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 12)
61
Chuck Fayne The Lavand Effect
  • Letters
Related to Sep. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 1)
11
Jim Steinmeyer Jay Owenhouse: Magic On The Road
Related to Nov. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 3)
38
Jim Steinmeyer The "Ten-Boys" Poker Deal demo with ten cards, repeat poker deal
VariationsAlso published here Dec. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 4)
56
Jim Steinmeyer Introduction
1994 5
Jack Dean Guessin' Gumballs! jar filled with chewing gum balls, spectator estimates number of balls and is correct, slip inside jar
Inspired byRelated to 1994
Syzygy (Vol. 1 No. 5)
21
Stan Kramien Phone Biz
  • Letters
Related to Jan. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 5)
9
Jim Steinmeyer Fooled Again on Dr. Hooker's Rising Cards and John Gaughan
Related to Jan. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 5)
36
Jim Steinmeyer Headline Prediction
  • Conjuring
a small chest is mailed in advance
Related to Jan. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 5)
47
Jim Steinmeyer Headline Prediction: The Sequel
  • Conjuring
two more prediction chests
Related to Feb. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 6)
53
Elizabeth Warlock, Richard Cohn Hooker
  • Letters
Related to Mar. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 7)
10
Owenhouse
  • Letters
C. J. Jonson
Related to Mar. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 7)
10
Jim Steinmeyer The Short-Change Repeat
  • Conjuring
bills are counted in separat glasses, bills vanish one by one, then they are torn and halves appear one by one
Mar. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 7)
53
Peter Duffie Ten Again Ten cards, spectator ends with winning hand (not ten card poker deal)
Inspired byAlso published here Mar. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 7)
66
Jim Steinmeyer Linking Five Rings
  • Conjuring
May 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 9)
62
Jim Steinmeyer Ricky Jay, On His Own Terms
Related to June 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 10)
36
Jim Steinmeyer Good Enough To Eat
  • Conjuring
intro on magic with food
June 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 10)
55
Jim Steinmeyer Popping Corn un-popped corn changes to popcorn in paper bag
June 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 10)
56
Jim Steinmeyer Squeeze-Away Milk "Poor Man's Milk Pitcher", squeeze bottle
June 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 10)
56
Jim Steinmeyer Baking Cookies cookies baking in dove pan
June 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 10)
56
Chuck Fayne (reviewer) The World's Thinnest Deck of Cards by Jim Steinmeyer June 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 10)
65
Jim Steinmeyer The Coins & Glass
  • Conjuring
with threaded coin
July 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 11)
51
Chuck Fayne (reviewer) Loaded Dice by Alan Wakeling (written by Jim Steinmeyer) July 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 11)
69
Marisa Leva Ricky Jay
  • Letters
Related to Sep. 1994
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 1)
12
Jim Steinmeyer The Art Of The Toothpick on Tim Felix
Sep. 1994
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 1)
46
Jim Steinmeyer Onward & Upward
  • Conjuring
deck in case and case held only by ribbon, cards rise
Inspired by
  • "Hathaway Rising Cards"
Sep. 1994
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 1)
67
Jim Steinmeyer Opening With An Egg
  • Conjuring
egg bag routine with sucker element
Oct. 1994
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 2)
63
Jim Steinmeyer Eclectic Horticulture
  • Conjuring
presentation for Square Circle Production, growing plant
Nov. 1994
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 3)
71
Jim Steinmeyer Chinese Food
  • Conjuring
take-away box with raw rice and fortune cookie, half of borrowed dollar bill, rice and crushed cookie dumped in paper bag, rice is back in box and the half bill in restored cookie
Dec. 1994
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 4)
61
Richard Mark Brainstorm on Bill Tadlock, T. A. Waters, Jim Steinmeyer, Steve Dusheck
Mar. 1994
Vibrations (Vol. 16 No. 9)
11
Richard Mark Brainstorm on The Miami Minds, Ralph Monserrat, Sandy Andron, John Delaney, Jim Steinmeyer
Apr. 1994
Vibrations (Vol. 16 No. 10)
11
Doug Canning Telephone Lying spelling lie detector over the phone
Inspired by
  • "Remote Control" (Jim Steinmeyer, The New Invocation #43, Feb. 1988)
Related to
1995 14
Jim Steinmeyer Thank You
1995 4
Jim Steinmeyer Author's Introduction
1995 5
Jim Steinmeyer Modern Art "a new variation on a classic illusion"
1995 6
Jim Steinmeyer Hospitality "many drinks from a simple container"
any drink called for from milk carton
1995 21
Jim Steinmeyer Shadow Theatre "an amazing and surprising disappearance"
vase appears in shadow cabinet, then person vanishes
1995 28
Jerry K. Hartman Eight Card Solution two versions:
  • two spectators each note a card from a small packet, each one follows an elimination procedure until down to one card, each spectator finds his card
  • single-spectator version (p. 249)
see also final notes in Card Craft reference for "an extended analysis of this procedure"
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1995 248
Jim Steinmeyer, Marvyn Roy Marvyn Roy's Bill In The Light Bulb
  • Conjuring
Feb. 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 6)
63
Jim Steinmeyer The Inside-Out Production
  • Conjuring
production box on legs with moveable load chamber
Mar. 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 7)
61
Gene Castillon A Stitch In Nine spelling discovery with eighteen cards
  • A Two-Deck Version
Inspired byAlso published here
  • The Nine- Card Problem Recycled (treatise by Gene Castillon)
Dec. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 4)
70
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 23
David Harkey Found In Bermuda counting trick with triangle formation of little paper planes, the paper planes vanish and are found in purse
Inspired by May 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 9)
66
Thomas Alan Waters Jim Steinmeyer: Deviser Of Illusions
Variations Sep. 1996
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 1)
56
Bill Taylor, Jim Steinmeyer Jim Steinmeyer: In His Own Words
Sep. 1996
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 1)
62
Jim Steinmeyer Ten Cards Up The Sleeve
  • Conjuring
Oct. 1996
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
81
Jim Steinmeyer Card Vanish from Fan card sticking out of small-packet fan vanishes visually
Oct. 1996
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
83
Jonathan Pendragon Fresh Air
  • Letters
Inspired by Nov. 1996
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 3)
15
Jim Steinmeyer, Orson Welles Dowsing and Divining
  • Conjuring
dowsing for water with several Foo Cans in a row (Orson Welles)
Nov. 1996
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 3)
73
Jim Steinmeyer Music Box Divination one of six songs chosen and one of six music boxes, they match
Nov. 1996
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 3)
74
Jim Steinmeyer The Psychic Trust
  • Conjuring
borrowed bill put in one of four numbered envelopes, spectator burns three of them by himself
Also published here
  • New Invocation, Oct. 1983
Dec. 1996
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 4)
79
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 byVariationsAlso published here 1997 9
Peter Duffie Backfire Poker Ten cards, spectator ends with winning hand (not ten card poker deal)
Inspired byAlso published here 1997 154
David Solomon Steinmeyer's Nine Card Problem with Seven Cards
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Remote Control" (Jim Steinmeyer, The New Invocation #43, Feb. 1988)
Variations
1997 19
Jim Steinmeyer The Perforated Brick
  • Conjuring
brick is covered an pierced with stick, yet unharmed
Inspired by
  • Karl Germain's "Block" effect (The Secrets of Karl Germain)
Jan. 1997
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 5)
79
Jim Steinmeyer Rice And Water
  • Conjuring
rice bowls routine
  • Phase One: Rice Diminishes
  • Phase Two: Rice Multiplies
  • Phase Three: Water
Mar. 1997
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 7)
75
Jim Steinmeyer Two Mene Card Tricks
  • Conjuring
column intro
Apr. 1997
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 8)
79
Jim Steinmeyer A Case of Collusion odd-backed card leaned against glass, spectator selects any card face up, they match, odd-backed rough-smooth menetekel
VariationsAlso published here Apr. 1997
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 8)
79
Jim Steinmeyer Sextabulous six cards chosen from one deck, and six from a second deck, the two packets are placed face-to-face in a glass, six pairs shown matched
Apr. 1997
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 8)
81
Jim Steinmeyer Strange Power
  • Conjuring
glass-fronted box with three light bulbs inside, center one red, all bulbs light white, then all red, secret glass walls
Also published here
  • Strange Power and Other Problems for Magicians, 1992 lecture notes
May 1997
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 9)
77
Jim Steinmeyer The Five Senses
  • Conjuring
"powers of darkness" type routine with spectator sitting on a chair and a cup of salt
  • Phase One: The Salt Disappears
  • Phase Two: Using Your Senses
  • Step Three: Versus Five Senses
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Strange Powers and Other Problems for Magicians, 1992 lecture notes
July 1997
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 11)
77
Jim Steinmeyer Voodoo Economics
  • Conjuring
torn and restored bills in envelopes with Grandmother's Necklace principle
Aug. 1997
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 12)
78
Jim Steinmeyer The One-Man Band
  • Conjuring
routine for the Afghan/Möbius bands, with fabric
Sep. 1997
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 1)
71
Jim Steinmeyer The Purse Trick
  • Conjuring
one-vs-two asymmetric coin transposition between two purses
Inspired by Oct. 1997
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 2)
81
Jim Steinmeyer Coin Switch with Purse as coin(s) are placed in purse
Oct. 1997
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 2)
83
Jim Steinmeyer A New Production Of Maskelyne's Will, the Witch & the Watch
  • Programme
  • The Story
Dec. 1997
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 4)
56
Jim Steinmeyer Contagious Red
  • Conjuring
in a paper tube, several things change to red: silk, light bulb, cd
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Reminding and Deceiving, 1997 lecture notes
Dec. 1997
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 4)
79
Alexander de Cova Peanuts peanut jar, spectator estimates number of peanuts and is correct
Inspired byRelated to 1998 28
Peter Duffie Phone Zone No. 2 card location over phone
Inspired by 1998 10
Jim Steinmeyer The Pickpocket Challenge
  • Conjuring
short-change routine with change bag, bills wrapped up in handkerchief and put in change bag transposes with blank paper bills, change bag credit information
Jan. 1998
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 5)
75
Jim Steinmeyer The Thespian Card
  • Conjuring
three cards put aside, then three cards chosen and lost, the three cards from the beginning are shown to be indifferent, then they change into the selections and back, then one of the cards changes into all three selections one by one and back to an indifferent card, card with half card flap
Feb. 1998
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 6)
79
Jim Steinmeyer Any Idiot's Silk Trick
  • Conjuring
perverse magic information (Charles Waller), silk put in paper tube is cut, silk is supposed to restore but paper restores instead
Related toAlso published here
  • The Vicissitude of Black Confetti, 1989 lecture notes
Apr. 1998
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 8)
83
Jim Steinmeyer The Return Of The Century
  • Conjuring
confetti put in glass on a stand, three different-colored tied silks placed in a box, their order changes, then center silk vanishes and appears in glass, Reverse Twentieth Century Silks, using Silk Cabby and Handkerchief Pedestal props
May 1998
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 9)
79
Peter Wilker, Stan Allen "Easy Money"
  • Letters
Related to June 1998
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 10)
15
Jim Steinmeyer Three Problems In Prognostication
  • Conjuring
intro to three visual prediction tricks
June 1998
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 10)
75
Jim Steinmeyer The Psych-Writer prediction of two letter, number with two odd digits and time, featuring nail writing through carbon paper
June 1998
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 10)
75
Jim Steinmeyer Expecting A Coincidence five decks are mixed together in clear plastic change bag, five spectators each choose the same card
Also published here
  • Strange Power and Other Problems for Magicians, 1992 lecture notes
June 1998
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 10)
77
Jim Steinmeyer The Balloon Rack five different colored balloons in a stand, four are eliminated and float up to the ceiling, the last one is not filled with helium but air
June 1998
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 10)
77
R. Lee Davis Is Cheaper Ethical?
  • Letters
Related to July 1998
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 11)
15
Jim Steinmeyer Phun With Physics
  • Conjuring
silk put in metal box vanishes and travels to pocket, repeated with two silks that travel to join a third one that has been in a glass, using Demon Hank Box
July 1998
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 11)
75
Rich Bloch, John Gaughan, Jim Steinmeyer Cheap vs. Value
  • Letters
Related to Aug. 1998
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 12)
15
Jim Steinmeyer Frozen Confetti
  • Conjuring
confetti becomes restored tissue paper in cup
Sep. 1998
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 1)
77
Jim Steinmeyer Fantastic Cords
  • Conjuring
Inspired by Oct. 1998
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 2)
77
Jim Steinmeyer, Bill Taylor Houdini's Grandmother
  • Conjuring
close-up version of Grandmother's Necklace
Nov. 1998
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 3)
85
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
Michael Close (reviewer) Art & Artifice by Jim SteinmeyerRelated to Feb. 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 6)
31
Jim Steinmeyer The Doll And The Doll's House
  • Conjuring
Inspired by Feb. 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 6)
89
The Century - Those Who Impacted The Art In America
  • René Levand
  • Harlan Tarbell (1890-1960)
  • Lance Burton
  • Eddie Turlock
  • Ed Marlo (1913-1991)
  • Annemann (1907-1942)
  • Ben Chavez (1901-1962
  • Jim Steinmeyer
  • William W. Larsen (1904-1953)
  • Bill Larsen Jr. (1928-1993)
  • Milt Larsen
  • Doug Henning
Mar. 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 7)
54
Jim Steinmeyer The Hypnotized Stack
  • Conjuring
deck is screwed together at one corner into a block, spectator names any number for the Ace of Hearts and it is found at that position
Related to Mar. 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 7)
79
Jim Steinmeyer The Trilby Deck deck shuffled face-up/face-down and spread on the table, spectator chooses a face up and a face down card, in another deck a single face-down card matches one selection, and the other selection has a large X on its back
Mar. 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 7)
80
Bill Taylor The Shuffled Prediction deck shuffled, spectator chooses a pair of cards and then one of them, it is predicted
Related toVariations Mar. 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 7)
81
Leland Faulkner Steel McKaye
  • Letters
Steel MacKaye
Related to Apr. 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 8)
11
Jim Steinmeyer The Video Mix
  • Conjuring
two video cassettes penetrate each other
Inspired by
  • Karl Germain's Block Effect
Apr. 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 8)
77
Jim Steinmeyer Sventalism And Other Svengali Effects
  • Conjuring
additions and corrections for the referenced effects
Related to May 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 9)
74
Jim Steinmeyer Apples and Oranges
  • Conjuring
piano card trick version with fruit, extra orange vanishes
July 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 11)
83
Jim Steinmeyer The Accomodating Kettle
  • Conjuring
accommodating typo
Aug. 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 12)
81
Jim Steinmeyer The Joseffy Paradox on Joseph Freud
Sep. 1999
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 1)
44
Jim Steinmeyer The Three-Space Mystery
  • Conjuring
tubes penetrate cabinet with person inside, mirror
Sep. 1999
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 1)
81
Doug Henning, David Charvet In His Words: Doug Henning
Related to Oct. 1999
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 2)
22
Michael Close (reviewer) The Science Behind the Ghost by Jim Steinmeyer Oct. 1999
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 2)
34
Jim Steinmeyer The Indian Rope Excuse
  • Conjuring
packet trick with large cards with Indian rope trick drawings
Oct. 1999
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 2)
87
Bob King, Jim Steinmeyer, Jon Racherbaumer Telemental
Also published here 2000 20
Doug Canning Name It spectator cuts off some card and goes through procedure of spelling
Inspired by 2000 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 Errata on Doug Henning
Related to Jan. 2000
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 5)
13
Jim Steinmeyer Devant's Trickiest Trick on The Mascot Moth
Jan. 2000
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 5)
44
Back to the Future
  • Milt Larsen
  • Mark Wilson
  • Jim Steinmeyer
  • Lisa Menna
  • Eugene Burger
  • Dick Foster
  • Lance Burton
  • Jeff McBride
  • Max Maven
  • Finally...
Jan. 2000
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 5)
58
Jim Steinmeyer The Jarrett Manifesto
Dec. 2000
Magic (Vol. 10 No. 4)
64
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 July/Aug. 2001
Mr. Gadfly (Vol. 1 No. 2)
3
Michael Close (reviewer) The Complete Jarrett by Guy Jarrett (written by Jim Steinmeyer) Aug. 2001
Magic (Vol. 10 No. 12)
27
Jim Steinmeyer Introduction
2002 3
Jim Steinmeyer The Nine Card Problem small packet spelling discovery, no-touch
Also published here 2002 5
Jim Steinmeyer The Full Deck Problem Nine Card Problem version with deck
Variations 2002 8
Jim Steinmeyer Dimes & Pennies calculation stunt with coins
2002 10
Jim Steinmeyer A Quarter to Nine calculation stunt with coins
2002 11
Jim Steinmeyer The One O'clock Mystery spelling hours to arrive at one, Kruskal
Related toVariations 2002 12
Jim Steinmeyer The Three Mystery spelling numbers to arrive at three, Kruskal
2002 14
Jim Steinmeyer The King Mystery spelling values to arrive at King, Kruskal
2002 14
Jim Steinmeyer Understanding the Bermuda Triangle counting trick with triangle formation of objects
Also published here 2002 15
Jim Steinmeyer The "Ten Boys" Poker Deal demo with ten cards, repeat poker deal
Also published here 2002 18
Jim Steinmeyer, George Sands The Five Card Mix forcing a card from five, see also George Sands "Prime Time"
Related toVariations 2002 21
Jim Steinmeyer Automatic Poker ten cards are "mixed" by spectator, then red-black separated or poker deal, Pseudo-CATO
Related to 2002 23
Jim Steinmeyer Three Card Monte spectator mixed three cards according to instructions, possible over phone, mathematical
2002 25
Jim Steinmeyer Teleportation in spectator's hands
Inspired by 2002 27
Jim Steinmeyer Foreword
2002 4
Jim Steinmeyer Foreword
2002 14
David Berglas Are You Sitting Comfortably? seven chairs, six spectator select one, all are predicted on the back of the chairs, "My Chair" for performer and a rose attached to the chair where the only woman sits, not explained
Variations 2002 334
David Regal (reviewer) Jim Steinmeyer's Impuzzibilities by Jim Steinmeyer Aug. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 8)
79
Michael Close (reviewer) Impuzzibilities by Jim Steinmeyer Aug. 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 12)
36
Jim Steinmeyer Playing for Keeps
  • Conjuring
with five spectators on stage and burning of the envelopes, instructions on the envelope for spectators
Inspired by Sep. 2002
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 1)
94
Jim Steinmeyer Two Dictionary Test
  • Conjuring
calculations to arrive at word, range force
Oct. 2002
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 2)
74
Jim Steinmeyer The Mind and Magic of David Berglas
Nov. 2002
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 3)
64
Jim Steinmeyer David Devant and Beau Brocade
Related to Dec. 2002
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 4)
56
Jim Steinmeyer The Stapled Card as Escape Artist
  • Conjuring
card travels into envelope and is stapled to it, "Two-Envelope Feeder"
Dec. 2002
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 4)
104
Jim Steinmeyer It's all about evidence. You present the evidence
2003 5
Jim Steinmeyer the princess Caraboo deck
Also published here 2003 7
Jim Steinmeyer Into the next World two piles
Related toVariationsAlso published here 2003 12
Jim Steinmeyer Advanced teleportatation "teleportation"
VariationsAlso published here 2003 14
Jim Steinmeyer An open & Shut prediction using two decks
Also published here 2003 16
Edward Marlo, Jim Steinmeyer Card Vanish in Spread when spread is turned over
Also published here 2003 18
Jim Steinmeyer the soft-shoe Monte jumbo cards, gimmick with thread-connected sliding cards
2003 19
Jim Steinmeyer the allergic Card trick
Also published here 2003 25
Alan Wakeling, Jim Steinmeyer one rule of Matrix poker sixteen card matrix, cards chosen, they're predicted
2003 28
Jim Steinmeyer through the Trapdoor two cards penetrate each other, warp finale
2003 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
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
Jim Steinmeyer The Cut-and-Restored Instructions
  • Conjuring
presentation for Clippo
Related to Jan. 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 5)
84
Jack Winston Historical Coverage
  • Mail
Related to Feb. 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 6)
21
Jim Steinmeyer Napkins for Actors
  • Conjuring
torn and restored napkin routine
Feb. 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 6)
92
Frank J. Anglar Plays Small
  • Mail
Related to Mar. 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 7)
20
Jim Steinmeyer Pushing the Envelope
  • Conjuring
spectator decides on order of three envelopes that are clipped on a ribbon, order is predicted in the envelopes
Apr. 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 8)
82
Jim Steinmeyer The Princess Caraboo Deck
  • Conjuring
Also published here May 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 9)
82
Jim Steinmeyer Building a Better Slot Machine
  • Conjuring
three spectators on stage select slot machine symbols and an amount of money, symbols are predicted in three (flip) books and money on a poker chip (Koran medaillon)
Inspired by June 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 10)
92
Jim Steinmeyer The Allergic Card Trick
  • Conjuring
Also published here Aug. 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 12)
82
Jim Steinmeyer Fan Mail
  • Conjuring
two bills are torn, one half of each vanish and appear in envelopes, handling with change bag
Inspired by Sep. 2003
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 1)
94
Jim Steinmeyer Deceptivity
  • Conjuring
performer comes out with paper bag, card named, deck taken out of bag and named card is only odd-backed with "Your Card" written on its back
Oct. 2003
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 2)
92
Michael Close (reviewer) Hiding the Elephant by Jim Steinmeyer Nov. 2003
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 3)
36
Jim Steinmeyer The Great Silverware Scam
  • Conjuring
Piano Card Trick with forks and knives
Related toVariationsAlso published here Dec. 2003
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 4)
108
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 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
Jim Steinmeyer I Know What You're Thinking
  • Conjuring
spectator thinks of a three-digit number, three gag predictions pulled out of an envelope and on their back are the three digits
Jan. 2004
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 5)
86
Jim Steinmeyer What Happened to Tobin? on Thomas Wiliam Tobin
Feb. 2004
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 6)
54
Jim Steinmeyer True Tales from the Newsstand
  • Conjuring
Sam the Bellhop type routine with news magazines instead of cards
Mar. 2004
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 7)
102