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Howard Albright Perfect Card Divination free thought of card, stacked, "has one of these the same value?"Variations Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 217
Tom Sellers The Joker Speller ten card packet, values are spelt out one by one, but when spectator tries it, he always gets the jokerVariations Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 60
Jim Steinmeyer Acknowledgements Device and Illusion 5
Jim Steinmeyer About the Author Device and Illusion 7
Jim Steinmeyer Introduction Device and Illusion 9
Jim Steinmeyer Houdini's Rope walking through a rope with a stand apparatus Device and Illusion 13
Jim Steinmeyer Plot vs. Effect Device and Illusion 13
Jim Steinmeyer Neon girl penetrates barrier of lit neon light tubes Device and Illusion 21
Jim Steinmeyer Perforation girl in box penetrated by multiple long knifes Device and Illusion 31
Jim Steinmeyer The Artist's Daydream person appears in black cabinet with easel lookInspired by
  • "The Artist's Dream"
Device and Illusion 43
Jim Steinmeyer India Rubber both hands of woman go through a large cloth, they move further apart than seems possible 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 Device and Illusion 61
Jim Steinmeyer Small Packages die grows in stages inside cardboard carton, then woman appears insideInspired by
  • Buatier de Kolta's Growing Die Illusion
Device and Illusion 71
Jim Steinmeyer Surrounded Seeing Through known as Doug Henning's "Man Without a Middle" Square One 33
Jim Steinmeyer Hot Air girl lies on three upright modelling balloon, two are popped and she "floats" on one balloon Device and Illusion 81
Jim Steinmeyer The Lady in the Puzzle person trapped in puzzle box which is taken apart and reassembled Device and Illusion 93
Jim Steinmeyer Six Routines chapter intro 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 Device and Illusion 107
Jim Steinmeyer Knot Unexpected loop in back of knife 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 Device and Illusion 112
Jim Steinmeyer Needles magnet on wine bottle Device and Illusion 116
Jim Steinmeyer San Fernando Monte jumbo cards that are openly folded in half Device and Illusion 119
Jim Steinmeyer Smoke and Fire signed bill to cigar Device and Illusion 123
Jim Steinmeyer In Conclusion giving ten rules for creating magic Device and Illusion 131
Wayne Kyzer Raw Deal card is found by spelling different characteristics of the selectionInspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 19
Tom Craven Super Speller not with full deckInspired by
  • "Remote Control" (Jim Steinmeyer, The New Invocation #43)
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 22
Roy Walton The Fixer eighteen-card packet mixed face-up/face-down, bottom card noted, spelling procedure, card foundInspired by
  • "Remote Control" (Jim Steinmeyer, The New Invocation)
Variations
Rigmarole (Issue 4) 39
Ken Simmons Who's Lying? lie spellerInspired by
  • Automatic Speller Placement Principle (Jim Steinmeyer, The New Invocation #43)
Simplicity at Your Fingertips 28
Jon Racherbaumer Dunbury Lie Speller - Eighteen-Card Version Inspired by Simplicity at Your Fingertips 30
Jim Steinmeyer Introduction The Card on the Seat 5
Doug Canning Telephone Lying spelling lie detector over the phoneInspired by
  • "Remote Control" (Jim Steinmeyer, The New Invocation #43)
Related to
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 14
Bob King, Jim Steinmeyer, Jon Racherbaumer Tele-Mental Also published here Five-Star Magic 23
Wyman Jones, Paul Harris Galaxy two pilesRelated to The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Magical Arts Journal) 253
Jim Steinmeyer, Paul Harris, Looy Simonoff Uncanny chop cup routine with can which is resealed at the end The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Issue Las Vegas Close-Up) 225
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
Solomon's Mind 19
Peter Duffie Backfire Poker Ten cards, spectator ends with winning hand (not ten card poker deal)Inspired by Effortless Card Magic 154
Alexander de Cova Peanuts peanut jar, spectator estimates number of peanuts and is correctInspired by
  • "Jelly Beans" (Jim Steinmeyer)
Seminarunterlagen 1997 9
Harry Lorayne, Jim Steinmeyer Spel(l)egant small packetRelated to Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 4) 2773
Peter Duffie Phone Zone No. 2 card location over phoneInspired by
  • "Nine Card Problem" (Jim Steinmeyer, MAGIC, May 1993)
Deck Direct 10
Alexander de Cova Peanuts peanut jar, spectator estimates number of peanuts and is correctInspired by
  • "Jelly Beans" (Jim Steinmeyer)
Secrets No. 2 28
Bob King, Jim Steinmeyer, Jon Racherbaumer Telemental Also published here Great Britain 2001 20
Doug Canning Name It spectator cuts off some card and goes through procedure of spellingInspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 3 99
Jim Steinmeyer Foreword The Book of Secrets 4
Jim Steinmeyer Introduction Impuzzibilities 3
Jim Steinmeyer The Nine Card Problem small packet spelling discovery, no-touchVariations Impuzzibilities 5
Jim Steinmeyer The Full Deck Problem Nine Card Problem version with deckVariations Impuzzibilities 8
Jim Steinmeyer Dimes & Pennies calculation stunt with coins Impuzzibilities 10
Jim Steinmeyer A Quarter to Nine calculation stunt with coins Impuzzibilities 11
Jim Steinmeyer The One O'clock Mystery spelling hours to arrive at one, KruskalRelated to Impuzzibilities 12
Jim Steinmeyer The Three Mystery spelling numbers to arrive at three, Kruskal Impuzzibilities 14
Jim Steinmeyer The King Mystery spelling values to arrive at King, Kruskal Impuzzibilities 14
Jim Steinmeyer Understanding the Bermuda Triangle counting trick with triangle formation of objects Impuzzibilities 15
Jim Steinmeyer The "Ten Boys" Poker Deal demo with ten cards, repeat poker dealVariations Impuzzibilities 18
Jim Steinmeyer, George Sands The Five Card Mix forcing a card from five, see also George Sands "Prime Time"Variations Impuzzibilities 21
Jim Steinmeyer Automatic Poker ten cards are "mixed" by spectator, then red-black separated or poker dealRelated to Impuzzibilities 23
Jim Steinmeyer Three Card Monte spectator mixed three cards according to instructions, possible over phone Impuzzibilities 25
Jim Steinmeyer Teleportation in spectator's hands Impuzzibilities 27
Jim Steinmeyer Foreword The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 14
Jim Steinmeyer It's all about evidence. You present the evidence Artificial conclusions 5
Jim Steinmeyer the princess Caraboo deck Artificial conclusions 7
Jim Steinmeyer Into the next World two pilesRelated to Artificial conclusions 12
Jim Steinmeyer Advanced teleportatation "teleportation" Artificial conclusions 14
Jim Steinmeyer An open & Shut prediction Artificial conclusions 16
Edward Marlo, Jim Steinmeyer Card Vanish in Spread when spread is turned over Artificial conclusions 18
Jim Steinmeyer the soft-shoe Monte jumbo cards, gimmick with thread-connected sliding cards Artificial conclusions 19
Jim Steinmeyer the allergic Card trick Artificial conclusions 25
Alan Wakeling, Jim Steinmeyer one rule of Matrix poker sixteen card matrix, cards chosen, they're predicted Artificial conclusions 28
Jim Steinmeyer through the Trapdoor two cards penetrate each other, warp finale Artificial conclusions 30
Cushing Strout Variations on "The Nine Problem" Small packet spelling discovery, no-touch, gives different ways to present it (tarot cards etc.)Inspired by 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 On the Other Side of the Mirror 20
John C. Wagner, Jim Steinmeyer Packet Lie Detector #2 Inspired by Full Metal Jacket 26
Jim Steinmeyer The King's Coronation spelling thing with Kings packet, Clubs is forced, no-touch Further Impuzzibilities 1
Jim Steinmeyer Automatic Palmistry hand spelling stunt, left or right divined Further Impuzzibilities 3
Jim Steinmeyer The Princess in a Crowd fifteen card matrix trick, no-touchVariations 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" Further Impuzzibilities 8
Jim Steinmeyer Piles of Money mathematical spelling trick with row of four coins 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 Further Impuzzibilities 10
Jim Steinmeyer The Lesser Dictionary Test book test over the phone, numbers and countingRelated to Further Impuzzibilities 12
Jim Steinmeyer "Five Fiends" Play Blackjack with ten card packet and stack Further Impuzzibilities 14
Jim Steinmeyer The Great Silverware Scam Piano Card Trick with forks and knivesRelated to Further Impuzzibilities 18
Jim Steinmeyer The Thirteen Card Dilemma no sleights Further Impuzzibilities 22
Gene Castillon "Odd Chance" 21 Card Trick two selectionsInspired by 7-7-7 140
Jim Steinmeyer Robert Harbin & The Polemics of Modern Illusion A Tribute to Robert Harbin 2
Jim Steinmeyer Harbin-esque chapter intro 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 A Tribute to Robert Harbin 12
Jim Steinmeyer Flapless Envelope Principle credit information A Tribute to Robert Harbin 12
Jim Steinmeyer Pasteboard Under Glass using Okito's Substitution Principle with hollow stack of envelopesInspired by
  • Card in Bottle in "This Magic Stuff" (Robert Harbin, Abracadabra, Vol. 6 No. 138, Sep. 1948, p. 115)
A Tribute to Robert Harbin 14
Jim Steinmeyer Par Two ball in glass, covered with silk, ball penetrates through silk, glass with holeInspired by
  • "The Penetrating Ball" (Robert Harbin, Something New in Magic, 1929)
A Tribute to Robert Harbin 16
Jim Steinmeyer The Inside-Out Lantern for productionsInspired by
  • "Inside-Out Production Box" (Jim Steinmeyer)
  • "Upside-Down Production Box" (Robert Harbin)
A Tribute to Robert Harbin 17
Jim Steinmeyer The Three Book Experiment mathematical calculations to arrive at page numberInspired by
  • "The Great Book Test" (The Magic of Robert Harbin)
  • U. F. Grant's marketed book test
A Tribute to Robert Harbin 18
Jim Steinmeyer Preface The Graduate 1
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" Vortex 32
Marty Kane Cursed by an Evil Spell after spelling on fingers a number is divinedInspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 220
Tom Stone Concerto for Cutlery Piano Card Trick with silverwareRelated to Vortex 113
Jim Steinmeyer Eleven Roads to Heaven eleven cards, one selected with dealing procedure, located, no-touch Subsequent Impuzzibilities 1
Jim Steinmeyer Fingertip Mindreading Verbal Magic counting trick with fingers on one hand Subsequent Impuzzibilities 3
Jim Steinmeyer The Password Fallacy nine card spelling trick using thought-of word to locate card Subsequent Impuzzibilities 6
Jim Steinmeyer A Universal Password twelve card spelling trick using thought-of word to locate card Subsequent Impuzzibilities 8
Jim Steinmeyer The Magician who Fools Himself one card across, using fourteen cards, no sleights, humorous presentation Subsequent Impuzzibilities 11
Jim Steinmeyer Number, Number, Number Ace through Six, counting trick which forces eleven Subsequent Impuzzibilities 15
Jim Steinmeyer A Trip Around the World spelling trick with six cards with names of cities on them, one is forced Subsequent Impuzzibilities 19
Jim Steinmeyer Force Six circle layout to force six Subsequent Impuzzibilities 23
Jim Steinmeyer Force Ten circle layout to force ten Subsequent Impuzzibilities 24
Jim Steinmeyer Deal Three spectator "mixes" ten card packetInspired by Subsequent Impuzzibilities 25
Jim Steinmeyer Enigmatic Poker spectator "mixes" fifteen card packet face-up/face-down Subsequent Impuzzibilities 26
Jim Steinmeyer Enigmatic Tarot upside-down mixing procedure with packet, no-touch Subsequent Impuzzibilities 29
Jim Steinmeyer Ten in Concert Subsequent Impuzzibilities 32
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 Special Effects 98
Steve Mayhew A Bird in the Hand audience selects finger through counting procedure - middle fingerInspired byRelated to Full Frontal Mayhew 13
Jim Steinmeyer, Alberto de Figueiredo The Torn Newspaper Prediction Force Related to
  • Jim Steinmeyer's "The Torn Newspaper Prediction" in "Technique & Understanding"
Magia Demente 74
Jim Steinmeyer Eight Cards Espial no-touch selection with Ace through Eight of Clubs packet, selection named in the end Ensuing Impuzzibilities 1
Jim Steinmeyer Seven Cards Examined no-touch selection with Ace through Seven of Hearts packet, selection named in the end Ensuing Impuzzibilities 3
Jim Steinmeyer Equivoque: The Cardless Cantico verbal force of Nine of Clubs Ensuing Impuzzibilities 8
Jim Steinmeyer Equivoque: The Full Deck Fandango verbal force of Seven of Clubs with deck using spelling Ensuing Impuzzibilities 12
Jim Steinmeyer Equivoque: The Tin Can Phone nine of Hearts forced, using cans with string Ensuing Impuzzibilities 14
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph Flummoxed three phases, single-deck approach for Eddie Joseph's "Staggered" stack Ensuing Impuzzibilities 18
Jim Steinmeyer Oe Fortune Serves Eight binary sorting stack Ensuing Impuzzibilities 23
Jim Steinmeyer The Tuzot Sensu Mystery Ensuing Impuzzibilities 30
Jim Steinmeyer Cue Card Mentalism six cards with words, via spelling one of them is forcedVariations Ensuing Impuzzibilities 37
Jim Steinmeyer Dining Out value of food selected from diner menu predicted Ensuing Impuzzibilities 39
Jim Steinmeyer Introduction on mathematical tricks Treacherous Impuzzibilities
Jim Steinmeyer Wishing & Making it So any card thought of, counting procedure with small packet, over phone Treacherous Impuzzibilities 1
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph Chicagoism packet, spelling, also over phoneInspired by
  • "Jasonism" (Eddie Joseph, Sphinx Sept. 1946)
Treacherous Impuzzibilities 5
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph Thirty-Fiveism card at thought-of number remembered, second card chosenInspired by
  • "Astral Sense" (Eddie Joseph, Card Magic of the Mind, Abbott's, 1952)
Treacherous Impuzzibilities 8
Jim Steinmeyer The Whammy ace assembly over phone Treacherous Impuzzibilities 12
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph Hacer lo Imposible two selections in two piles show up at same position, hands-offInspired by
  • "Impossible" (Eddie Joseph, 1952)
Treacherous Impuzzibilities 17
Jim Steinmeyer The Zodiac Wheel sign spelled out on printed layout, final destination known or predicted Treacherous Impuzzibilities 21
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph Invoking Margery Inspired by
  • "India Calling" (Eddie Joseph, Card Bonanza, 1950)
Treacherous Impuzzibilities 22
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph Presque Vu card chosen via counting procedure ends up at number previously namedInspired by
  • "Who knows the Card?" (Dumbfounders with Cards, 1951)
Treacherous Impuzzibilities 24
Jim Steinmeyer The Treasure Map Inspired by
  • trick in Mathematical Recreations and Essays (W. W. Rouse Ball, 1892)
Treacherous Impuzzibilities 27
Jim Steinmeyer Negative Speller values spelled to in packet, spectator always gets a fun message instead of right valueInspired by Treacherous Impuzzibilities 29
Jim Steinmeyer Elementary! cards with victim, weapon and murderer, choice predicted Treacherous Impuzzibilities 35
Jim Steinmeyer Just Thinking full deck stack, "do you see a card of the same value here?" (binary divination)Inspired by Devilish Impuzzibilities 1
Jim Steinmeyer The Three-Ball Test three imaginary colored balls are distributed by spectator, performer knows which color is where Devilish Impuzzibilities 4
Jim Steinmeyer The Irresistible Force from three cards (Six, Seven, Queen) the Seven is forced via counting procedure Devilish Impuzzibilities 7
Jim Steinmeyer Irresistible Shopping cards with food items printed on them, spelling procedure, three items predicted Devilish Impuzzibilities 9
Jim Steinmeyer Deepest Sympathy seven cards arranged by spectator match prediction, hands-off Devilish Impuzzibilities 12
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph The Luckier Number card shows up at number that is named at beginningInspired by
  • "Memory Phenomenal" (Eddie Joseph, Dumbfounders with Cards, 1951)
Devilish Impuzzibilities 15
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph The Lost and the Found with incomplete deckInspired by
  • "The Tobba Mystery" (Eddie Joseph, Dumbfounders with Cards, 1951)
Devilish Impuzzibilities 18
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph, Alan Stockwell A Study in Scarlet and Black as phone effectInspired by
  • "The Tobba Mystery" (Eddie Joseph, Dumbfounders with Cards, 1951)
Devilish Impuzzibilities 21
Jim Steinmeyer Travel Expands the Mind forcing city with postcards and spelling Devilish Impuzzibilities 24
Jim Steinmeyer Raw Sentiment another word force with spelling Devilish Impuzzibilities 28
Jim Steinmeyer Mystery in Abstract pile of drawing, all eliminated except one, this is predicted Devilish Impuzzibilities 31
Lewis Jones A Word in Your Ear Book test using a dictionary.Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 136
Jon Racherbaumer (reviewer) Magic: On the Edge - Trick-Soup For Dummies? by Jim Steinmeyer
Television Review: Jim Steinmeyer’s "Magic On The Edge", Fox Family Cable Network FAM-TV Friday, September 10, 1999
Facsimile (Issue 5) 54
Jim Steinmeyer, Leo Reed Stairway to Heaven No. 2, forcing a verse from any bible Unexpected Impuzzibilities 5
Jim Steinmeyer The Poker Face No. 3, two of six cards chosen and foundInspired by
  • "Which One Do You Like?" (Toro Suzuki, Tenyo trick)
Unexpected Impuzzibilities 8
Jim Steinmeyer Pure Evil No. 4, packet cut off, force card moved to total of cut-off cards by reverse-counting Unexpected Impuzzibilities 10
Jim Steinmeyer Four-Card Monte No. 5, Queen and three other cards mixed according to rules, Queen eventually found Unexpected Impuzzibilities 13
Jim Steinmeyer A Helping Hand No. 6, card constructed by spectator from two other cards, forced Unexpected Impuzzibilities 14
Jim Steinmeyer An Audience on Mars No. 7, spectators chose between an ear or the nose according to instructions, nose is forced Unexpected Impuzzibilities 15
Jim Steinmeyer Your Friends in Oz No. 8, story about three figures, spectators follow and end up with forced figure Unexpected Impuzzibilities 17
Jim Steinmeyer The Awful Words Trick No. 9, word cards, one forced by spellingInspired by Unexpected Impuzzibilities 19
Jim Steinmeyer Fresh Fish Now No. 10, word cards, one forced by spellingInspired by Unexpected Impuzzibilities 23
Jim Steinmeyer My Word! No. 11, word chosen from one of several quotes by spectators, divined with matrix principle by reading several quotes and seeing who hears his word Unexpected Impuzzibilities 26
Adrian Vega, Jim Steinmeyer Código Secreto lie detector with two sets of eight cards Area 52 55
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Modern Art by Jim SteinmeyerAlso published here
  • Genii, March 1996
Light and Heat 23