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Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Theodore Annemann The New Nile Divination a spectator thinks of a two digit number, random numbers are added, the sum match with the thought of number
Variations 1935 10
Al Baker Numero! end sum also predicts name of spectator
VariationsAlso published here July 1936
The Jinx (Issue 22)
Vincent Dalban Mental Numbers chosen number from stack of number cards divined, fibonacci system
VariationsAlso published here 1938
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1938)
Eddie Clever Encore Voodoo card is put in envelope with ribbon band and hidden by spectator, lights out, performer suddenly has card and mutilates it, when spectator retrieves card it has same appearance, dressed up Chinese Laundry Ticket
Related toAlso published here Dec. 1938
The Jinx (Issue 51)
Theodore Annemann Par-Optic Vision cards pocketed by spectator are divined one by one
VariationsAlso published here 1944 249
Tony Corinda (3) The Whispering Buddha revealing facts of a person, that were whispered to a Buddha statue
Related to 1958 37
Sidney Lawrence The Trio Routine with three effects:
  • Two Minds - a Single Thought (two spectators think of the same card)
  • Before Your Very Eyes (finding selection)
  • Gamma Location (challenge card location)
Variations 1959 314
Al Koran Headline Countdown newspaper torn up and a piece selected, a word is chosen, it has been predicted, binary prediction
Related toVariations 1972 53
Danton Century 21 Prediction predicting a chosen headline from newspaper, Koran's binary prediction
Related toVariations 1976
Magick (Issue 159)
Docc Hilford Smiles Per Gallon spectator writes down amount of gas bill, flash paper
1990 4
Docc Hilford The Topper divination of soft drink name, dissolvo
1990 4
Docc Hilford Nuclear Disposal Plan name of state is divined, torn pieces and salt vanish
1990 5
Docc Hilford I Guess He Just Hates Silverware... ESP symbol is written on paper and burnt, spoon bends over card with matching symbol
Related to 1990 5
Docc Hilford Back To The Old Drawing Board... divination of name of a ship, pieces placed on paper boat which then sinks
1990 6
Docc Hilford Nero's Number roman number is divined, on matchbook
1990 6
Docc Hilford Frozen Assets number divined, paper placed inside water, water becomes snow/ice
1990 7
Docc Hilford When You're Hot... divination of temperature written on paper
1990 7
Docc Hilford The Third Eye name of departed person written in eye on piece of paper is divined
1990 8
Docc Hilford Super Nova divination of birthdate, written on flash paper
1990 8
Docc Hilford It's Still Ticking! divination of time by spectator setting time on watch
1990 9
Docc Hilford The Magic Hat object is divined, written on flash paper
1990 9
Docc Hilford And Inches To Go divination of down & yards to go in football game, written on dissolvo paper
1990 10
Docc Hilford What Was The Question? object hidden is found
1990 10
Docc Hilford Magicard divination of number, written on paper
1990 11
Docc Hilford In Your Hand
1990 11
Docc Hilford Registered Mail name is divined
1990 12
Docc Hilford Wishbone Ash wish is divined, written on flash paper
1990 12
Docc Hilford Gonna Make You A Star number is divined, ritual, with flash paper
1990 13
Docc Hilford Universal Shopper item written on paper and torn, pieces are burnt and turn into coin, item is divined
1990 13
Docc Hilford Crystal Cow Hide name of baseball player is divined, dissolvo paper
1990 14
Docc Hilford Triangulate This! marked town on piece of map is divined
1990 14
Docc Hilford Santa's Wreath gift wish is divined, using spring snakes
1990 15
Docc Hilford The Key To Her Heart room number is divined, on dissolvo paper
1990 15
Docc Hilford The Zoo Bird name of bird is divined, using a Swiss Warbler
1990 16
Docc Hilford Your Dream Car brand of car is divined
1990 16
Docc Hilford I Ching one-word question is answered, I Ging presentation
1990 17
Docc Hilford The Circus Is In Town circus act is divined
1990 17
Docc Hilford Just The Facts number is divined, flash paper
1990 18
Docc Hilford Eine Kleine Wassermusick song is divined, playing sound on glass, dissolvo paper
1990 18
Docc Hilford Pollution Solution pollutant is divined, on dissolvo paper
1990 19
Docc Hilford It Ain't the Times word is divined, with crossword grid
1990 19
Docc Hilford The Movie "Channel" name of movie star is divined
1990 20
Docc Hilford Funny As A Heart Attack date is divined, with glorpy
1990 20
Docc Hilford Animal Activism At Work number of cigarettes is divined, using smoking dog
1990 21
Docc Hilford Visualize World Pieces divination of country
1990 21
Docc Hilford Editorial License marked word on piece of newspaper is divined
1990 22
Docc Hilford Sands of Time name of historical figure is divined
1990 22
Docc Hilford Teacher's Pet name of teacher is divined, using slate
1990 23
Docc Hilford Gypsy Shtick question is divined, with crystal ball
1990 23
Docc Hilford Sucker!!! flavour is divined, dissolvo paper
1990 24
Docc Hilford Dingle Dangle yes or no question is divined, with pendulum
Related to 1990 24
Docc Hilford The Terror word is divined, as mad scientist with blood capsules etc.
1990 25
Docc Hilford Attack of Killer Tomatoes town name is divined, Giant Killer Tomatoes presentation
1990 25
Docc Hilford You're Canceled! name of TV Show is divined
1990 26
Docc Hilford Tattoo name of tattoo is divined
1990 26
Docc Hilford Bud, Schmud divination of beer brand, writing it on foam of beer
1990 27
Docc Hilford Here Today, Gone Today name is divined, on flash paper
1990 27
Docc Hilford Rear Window murder's name is divined, murder game presentation
1990 28
Docc Hilford Shuteye fingers on eyelids of spectator, used to read message
Also published here Feb. 1991
Magick (Issue 452)
Docc Hilford Hypno Daze spectator is blindfolded and scribbles on business card, initials of selection can be read, spectator also writes other information for instance date of coin
Oct. 1991
Magick (Issue 462)
Docc Hilford Destiny's Daughter peek business card case, divination of word, à la Jaks Wallet
Feb. 1992
Magick (Issue 467)
Docc Hilford Mento-Casino prediction of chosen Casino chip, total of roll of dice and selected cards, Himber wallet
Dec. 1992
Vibrations (Vol. 15 No. 6)
Docc Hilford Clairepathy one-phase matching routine, with ESP deck
Aug. 1993
Magick (Issue 493)
Docc Hilford Mystero one of several pay envelopes is chosen, prediction of content and total of money in other envelopes
Syzygy (Vol. 1 No. 12)
Eddie Tullock The Four and One Half Trick prediction is half the value of selection 4 1/2 card gag, in trade show style
Related to 1996 25
Docc Hilford Swamp Water q&a with story presentation, answer appears on billet, with dissolvo paper
1996 1
Docc Hilford Who Knows? The Pendulum Knows! yes or no question is divined, with pendulum
Related to 1996 12
Docc Hilford Look Deep Into My Spoon ESP symbol is written on paper and burnt, spoon bends over card with matching symbol, updated handling
Related to 1996 47
Basil Horwitz The Hot Chair mentalism take on electric chair trick, person stands up when number is named, pseudo suggestion routine
Related to 1997 48
Docc Hilford Mephisto's Journey Spectator writes name of a card on billet, seals it with empty billet and deck of playing cards in envelope, envelope is hidden in other room, then light goes out and green light can be seen, performer holds envelope, reads slip and removes card. Everything vanishes again is back at the secret location, card is missing and message on empty billet. With borrowed objects.
Related to 1998 3
David Berglas Would You Make a Reliable Witness? routine with Reality/Fantasy ambigram, Lubor Fiedler's Posi-Negative and stroop-effect, people read words and experience them differently then others
Related to 2002 364
David Berglas Today's Date named numbers add to the current date
Variations 2002 452
Docc Hilford Impromptu Pulse Stop No need for any props (balls etc.). Can cause pulse to stop or quicken
2002 21
Docc Hilford Ball & Tube multi-phase routine, with suggestion elements
  • Arrival
  • The Effect
  • The Aftermath
  • The First Shall Be Last
  • The Thing
  • The Tricky Part
  • Next
  • The Killer Close
2002 7
Docc Hilford Ball & Nothing paired with suggestion
2002 21
Docc Hilford Epilogue color change using suggestive patter, on spectator's hand
2002 22
Docc Hilford Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper seance at private home, phone rings to answer questions, knife moves and note appears in pocket of spectator, Jack the Ripper presentation
2002 5
Docc Hilford Nightmare Coins one of three imaginary coins is named and appears in performer's hand
2002 15
Docc Hilford A Study in Scarlet while performer is in other room a member of the audience is chosen to play Jack the Ripper and he writes his initials on a match, performer divines murder, while lights are out
2002 18
Docc Hilford Swamp Water water from mysterious swamp, paper dissolves and message appears on other paper when placed inside the water
2002 23
Docc Hilford Murder by Mail prediction of person who will die that day, morbid headline prediction
2002 34
Docc Hilford IMPresario general comments on the Imp Bottle
2002 5
Docc Hilford IMPending Doom finding murder using imp bottle, as bottle with poisson, center tear with dissolvo paper
2002 6
Docc Hilford IMPsycho bottle stands up on spectator's and performer's hand
2002 9
Docc Hilford IMPressive Pasteboards imp bottle as pendulum, finding selected Tarot card
2002 10
Docc Hilford IMPossible wheel on a piece of leather, direction is divined using a imp bottle, clock trick without cards, with convincer by Ed Marlo
2002 12
Docc Hilford Col-ision with several spectator's and prediction, various handling tips
2002 15
Docc Hilford 1089 Force handling using four spectators, several revelations
2002 22
Docc Hilford Touch fingers on eyelids of spectator, used to read message
Also published here 2002 27
Docc Hilford, Kenton Knepper The Hermit of Dreams reading using playing cards and issue cards with problems and playing cards written on them, matching card is found, second effect where message appears on card wrapped in handkerchief
  • How to Make Issue Cards
  • Kenton's Symbolic "Issue" Meanings and Solutions
  • At-A-Glance Charts
2002 4
Docc Hilford A Face in the Crowd 52 on one card in wallet, named card reversed in deck, with different back, with variation
Related to
  • Bob McAllister's "Bare Faced"
2002 14
Docc Hilford The Million Dollar Deck stack of dollar bills change into deck, without explanation
2002 22
Docc Hilford Further Than That
2002 23
Docc Hilford Mikosan Miko prediction, without dice, 3 1/2 of Clubs with variation
Related to 2002 28
Docc Hilford The First Experiment name of chosen object appears on card, pencil breaks on chest, sound in box, performer stops pulse in process
Inspired by
  • Ned Rutledge's "Green Bean Trick"
2002 11
Docc Hilford The Second Experiment table lifts, books fall from bookshelf and object vanishes from chest on table
2002 14
Docc Hilford The Last Experiment various effects to finish story presentation, paper wrapped in map is found coated with slime, pouch falls of table, amulet vanishes, appearing eyeball
  • The Map
  • The Pouch
  • The Vapor
  • The Stengh
  • The Broken Amulet Cord
  • The Sogoroth
  • Madness
2002 16
Docc Hilford Before the Act setting up the room in advance
  • The Room
  • Music
  • The Guests
  • Your Place
2002 21
Patrick Richey, Docc Hilford The Reverend Doctor Patrick private reading Q&A technique, sitter thinks of three questions and performer writes answers on three business cards in three envelopes or vinyl folder
  • The Concept
  • The Reading
  • The Arcanum
  • The Goods
  • The Moves
  • The Tips
  • The Richey Seance
2002 ca. 4
Docc Hilford The Dance of Shiva secret reading method of folded business card
  • What the Hermitage Saw
  • Shiva in Disguise
  • Creation
  • Preservation
  • Destruction
  • Release
  • Completion
  • Embodiment
  • The New Universe
  • The Maya (Illusions)
  • Visions
  • Heritage
2004 3
Docc Hilford Burn Witch Burn borrowed bill in one of three envelopes, three spectators get a lighter and two are envelopes are burnt, third lighter does not work and envelope contains bill
  • The Switch
  • The Force
  • Alternate Handling #1
  • Alternate Handling #2
  • Alternate Handling #3
  • Alternate Handling #4
2004 3
Docc Hilford The Dark Cloak three spectator note on a business cards pieces of information like number, date and a name, then they are burnt in bowl, performer puts on a magical cloak and divines thoughts in theatrical way, with fantasy/reality ambigram
  • A New Revelation
  • Acting 101
  • The Information
  • The Writing
  • Verbal Deceptions
  • Gaining the Written Information
  • The Readings
  • Guest Number One
  • Guest Number Two
  • The Third Guest
  • The Theater of it All
  • The Fire Bowl
  • The Home Version
  • Special Bonus
  • The Keys of Success
Related to 2004 5
Docc Hilford Appendix A gaining information from social security numbers
  • Social Security Numbers
    • Area Number
    • Group Number
    • Group numbers are assigned as follows
    • Serial Number
    • The Secret Chart
2004 32
Docc Hilford Appendix B
  • Any Day of the Week
2004 37
Docc Hilford It's a Lu Lu blindfolded, performer stops at three selection, think stop
2004 5
Docc Hilford 3D Star Marking System 26 cards with tactile marks
2004 5
Docc Hilford The Lulu Night Club Act nightclub act, three spectators select a card and write their names on them, blindfolded performer locates cards, reveals names and gives readings
2004 9
Docc Hilford Introduction thoughts on the magician's choice, credits
2005 4
Docc Hilford E'Voqueing People seven people on stage with different colored balloon hats, other spectator selects on and this person is selected, prediction of color of hat
2005 22
Docc Hilford Dr Cocktail's Party Game seven people on stage with different drinks, bar keeper choses a drink secretly, person is selected by other guest and name is predicted
2005 25
Docc Hilford Adapt. Improvise. Overcome thoughts on equivoque
2005 27
Docc Hilford Cellular Mitosis person is called who reveals information a spectator secretly wrote on a business card
  • Test I
  • Test II
2005 6
Docc Hilford Nudie Call prediction of single card, using made up telephone number to select card
2005 32
Docc Hilford Nostrum Newspaper Test newspaper is torn into pieces, one selected and long word in the center of the piece is chosen, performer divines word using letters from headlines
2005 8
Docc Hilford, Danton, Stanton Carlisle 21st Century Svengali pick-up artist version of Koran's binary prediction, using dual reality
Inspired byRelated to 2005 17
Docc Hilford Caged Love corner from chosen card changes into piece of newspaper, newspaper is bought from wending machine and corner matches, corner of card is found inside and classified ad in newspaper matches spectator
2005 30
Docc Hilford Number 6 spectator writes down three pieces of information and puts billets in three envelopes, envelopes are hidden in different pockets of spectator, performer divines content and places, with Hot Seat elements
Related to 2005 6
Docc Hilford Billet Move # 1 - The Envelope Steal
2005 16
Docc Hilford Billet Move # 2 - The Two-Thumb Fold-Switch
2005 17
Docc Hilford Billet Move # 3 - The Two-Thumb Umbrella Move
2005 19
Docc Hilford Super Secret Bonus Routine: Hypnotorious spectator write down various action test, person is apparently hypnotized and divines actions by doing them, a la Hot Seat
2005 34
Docc Hilford Raven's Slate writing can be heard from slates, name appears
  • The Slate Move
  • Sounds of Writing
2005 5
Docc Hilford Bart3d3r's N1ghtmar3 "Bartender's Nightmare", divination/prediction of coin and date, written blindfolded on business card
2006 8
Docc Hilford Crys7al V1s10ns "Crystal Visions", month and day written on business card, card is torn and destroyed, divination, method to get information inspired by routine in Pallbearer's Review
2006 12
Docc Hilford Gh0st0tal "Ghostotal", various calculations of a number, result is divined and matches random three-digit number written down by second spectator
2006 15
Docc Hilford Ma7ch Mat1cal "Match Matical", three spectators select different amount of matches, performer divines them in different ways, last with ashes on arm
2006 21
Docc Hilford 1n-N1l3-At10n "In-Nile-Ation", a spectator thinks of a two digit number, random numbers are added, the sum match with the thought of number
Inspired by 2006 28
Docc Hilford N3wm3ro! "Newmero!", end sum also predicts name of spectator
Inspired by 2006 34
Docc Hilford T3mp3st "Tempest", question written on billet and hidden on on of three cups, billet is located and performer gives answer to question, Hummer Monte
2006 9
Docc Hilford D3vil D1c3 "Devil Dice", total of three dice predicted on a prediction in wallet
2006 13
Docc Hilford D1c1ph3r Bars "Dicipher Bars", four bars with different numbers on each side are placed and sum instantly named by performer
2006 18
Docc Hilford H3r Numb3r "Her Number", two people write phone numbers of friends and their numbers on a business card, performer divines which number belongs to which person and divines one number
2006 23
Docc Hilford L1br3tta M1nut1a "Libretta Minutia", three numbered cards are selected and used to form page number, word is divined
2006 29
Docc Hilford Ou1 Jan "Oui Jan", number up to ten is revealed using ouija board, clock trick procedure
2006 34
Docc Hilford Flar3 0pt1c0 "Flare Optico", stack with arithmetical problems, cards are selected and results divined
Inspired by 2006 10
Docc Hilford D0lc3 L1bra "Dolce Libra"
2006 16
Docc Hilford Sp3c1al Del1v3ry "Special Delivery", names of pople in the audience are written on pieces of paper, one is selected and placed inside envelope, performer reveals name and finds person
2006 20
Docc Hilford Thr33 S1d3d Bra1n "Three Sided Brain", three people on stage, one ahead triple prediction, performer not only knows the category of thought but the concrete information
2006 26
Docc Hilford 3xchang1t "Exchangit", prediction of chosen value of bill, serial number divination
2006 43
Docc Hilford The Jagged Edge spectator write down names of various presidents, all are divined partial center tear / side tear, with various presentation ideas
Also published here
  • Docc Hilford's "Side Show" in "The New Invocation", 1996.
2006 6
Docc Hilford, Paul Rosini The Rosini Secret method to switch and read billet, using deck of cards with gaffed card case as billet hold-out
  • Presentation
  • Props
  • The Switch
  • The Read
  • Timing
  • Resetting
  • Half Done
  • Tips
  • History
2008 7
Docc Hilford Desire "Secret #155 - Reversed Value", spectator writes word on billet, mixes it with an empty billet and holds one in each hand, performer finds empty billet twice, then billet is burnt and word appears on arm using ashes of paper
2008 7
Docc Hilford Twin Swans "Secret #156 - Repeated Action", spectator thinks of a card, one selects a card, both are the same and they also match prediction on paper, inspired by Lawrence's Two Minds - One Thought
Inspired by 2008 12
Docc Hilford Bound Blossoms "Secret #157 - Control Displacement", prediction of card and page from magazine, spectator stops while dealing, Kismet Envelope
2008 17
Docc Hilford Strangers in the Night - Revisited living-dead-test with friends and one lover, performer does a reading of named persons, a divination of initials and finds corrects billets
  • The Story Begins
  • Modus Operandi
  • Love Notes
  • The Clandestine Dance
  • The Invisible Stranger
  • One Step Ahead
  • A Clever Ploy
  • Startling Revelations
  • A Composite Sketch
  • Act Deux
  • A Shocking Climax
  • Behind the Curtain
  • The Stranger Unseen and Exposed
  • Unseen
  • Exposed
  • Selling Strangers in the Night In the Afternoon
  • Booking the Luncheon
  • Here's a Great Way to Increase Income
  • Don't Miss this Tip
Inspired by
  • Docc Hilford's "Strangers in the Night", 1990.
2008 11
Docc Hilford Hey Mr. DJ spectators form list with songs, some are selected using numbered billets and divined by performer, last song is divined by DJ by playing it
2008 5
Docc Hilford The Whispering Buddha Buddha statue whispers information written on paper
  • Basic Effect & Method
  • Prayer Papers
  • Acidus Novus
  • The Tear
  • The Read
  • Mindset
  • Foundations Stones
  • Examining the Script
  • The Statue Can Whisper
  • You Do Hear It
  • The Subject Does Hear the Whisper
  • Back Doors
Related to 2008 6
Docc Hilford Boudoir Card Reading: Effect & Method spectator writes question on index or business card which is placed on table, performer answers it on another business card, glide switch
  • Variation
  • Stand Up
Variations 2012 6
Brian Curry Wishing Well spectator writes a wish on index card which is lost in other cards, spectator divines it with help of performer
Inspired by 2012 12
Colin McLeod Additional Thoughts spectators write differente pieces of information on a piece of paper, other spectator selects one and information is divined
Inspired by
  • Banachek's "Q&A Pad"
  • Docc Hilford's "Questa"
  • Jeromey Finley's "In the Madhouse"
2014 116
John Wilson 1.5 Card Q&A spectator removes card from spread and lies on its identity, performer divines card and gives short reading
Inspired by
  • "1 Card Q&A" (Docc Hilford & Leonardo Silverio)
2016 29