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Stewart James The Candy King Miraskill with candiesVariations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 24) 151
Dai Vernon, Dr. Stanley Jaks, Bill Simon, Martin Gardner, Norman Jensen, Bruce Elliott The Ruler force with ruler with name of cards, ruler is balanced on two fingers and fingers brought together until fingers meet, see also p. 981 for ideas by John HamiltonVariations The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 244) 974
Lin Searles Moracle packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card predicted and four Aces on top of discard piles, see also p. 486 for comment by Charles HudsonInspired byRelated toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 9) 430
David S. Kotkin Mento-Pen David Copperfield, number is divined with special penRelated to Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 52
Fred Robinson Oasis on Phil Goldstein, Gaeton Bloom, Ken Brooke, Danny Ray, Andrew Galloway, Basil Horwitz, Jay Marshall, Peter Duffie, Rex Cooper, Ken Hawes, Chris Pratt, Doug Alker, Max Maven, Frans Biemans, Roger Crabtree, Mike Gancia, Peter Warlock, Tom Owen, Harry Dewhirst, Philippe Fiahlo, Rovi, Wally Boyce Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 11) 599
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Max Maven, Burling Hull, Kate Shiels, David Hoy The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 220) 1100
Karl Fulves Stopped Twice two prediction cards placed in deck during dealing by spectator end up next to their mates, "Gemini Twins"Related toVariationsAlso published here Impromptu Opener 2
Philip T. Goldstein Immoracle packet cut-off, anti-faro procedure to arrive at Royal Flush, overhand shuffle set-up sequenceInspired byRelated to The Chronicles (Issue 18) 1240
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Diana Zimmerman, Max Maven, Gordon Hoener The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 238) 1190
Philip T. Goldstein Precoinition box with different coins shown, chosen one is predicted
- Gaffed Box Version (Corinda Money Box)
- No Gaff Version (verbal ploy, spectators assume there are more coins)
Related toAlso published here Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 11) 944
Harry Lorayne Phil Goldstein mini bio, Max Maven Best of Friends 186
Max Maven Flair Play coding with a penInspired by The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. 7) 59
Max Maven Compared to What? on Sturgeon's Law The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 xxii
Max Maven Triskadekaphobia forcing the number thirteen with cardsRelated to The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 23 & 24) 238
Philip T. Goldstein Pretense one phaseAlso published here Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 2) 886
Harry Lorayne Phil Goldstein mini bio, Max Maven Best of Friends - Volume II 402
Max Maven Psychic Twins based on Steranko's "Voodoo Card" and Fulves' "Computer Cards" The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 31, 32 & 33) 314
Philip T. Goldstein Final Fred thin cardsAlso published here FISM Madrid 1985 8
Thomas Alan Waters Carousell three card divination, with clocking version, see Max Maven reference for credit informationRelated to
  • "Roundabout" (Max Maven, Kayfabe DVD Set, 2017)
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 701
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Mind Games by Max Maven The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 25, 26 & 27) 267
Philip T. Goldstein PSI-Con Ruse double ended cards are placed in book (instead of apparatus)Also published here The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 5 63
Max Maven Introduction Sankey Panky 9
Mark Vincent The New York Magic Symposium 1986 on the convention in Tokyo, Adam Fleischer, Max Maven, Curtis Kam, Jay Sankey, Maki Kitami, Bill Spooner, Gene Matsura, Tommy Wonder, David Roth, John Kennedy, Hiroshi Sawa, Jeff McBride, Lisa Menna Gimmick (Issue 8) 14
Bob Farmer Impromptu Version spectator shuffles deck and think of the highest of five random cards, performer places poker hand on table, it is a Royal Flush that contains thought-of cardVariationsAlso published here Tsunami 7
Max Maven Mesmeric Revelations: Quoting The Maven Semaphore suggestionsInspired byAlso published here Tsunami 19
Max Maven Foreword Williamson's Wonders 7
Philip T. Goldstein ESP Cards some cards selected via dealing and divinedAlso published here Thavant 17
Philip T. Goldstein Combination various design cards, some selected via dealing and divinedAlso published here Thavant 25
Philip T. Goldstein Soloflex selected information on word cards divined, inspired by T. A. Waters's "Adamsmyth" (Octasm)Related to Thavant 33
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle"VariationsAlso published here Thavant 41
Max Maven On Roger Klause Roger Klause: In Concert 68
Philip T. Goldstein Seak pack of alphabet cards and pack with words lists used for word divinationAlso published here Thabbatical 46
Peter Duffie Principles and Deceptions "An Easy Trip Through The Arithmetical Principles Of Card Magic - Part 6"
additions and corrections by Jeff Busby and Max Maven on previous columns, idea of cutting between a red or black pair in Gilbreath tricks
Profile (Issue 18) 11
Max Maven Introduction: The Wonder Years - The Story of "Oh!"
- Clandes-teen
- Cups and Kaps
- Forward into the Past
- Myth Direction
The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 xi
Theodore Annemann, Max Maven Magician's Choice one out of three objects Card College - Volume 2 440
Philip T. Goldstein A Credit To His Race horse race plot, with particular rules and playing cards, performer wins, Interrupted Gilbreath PrincipleInspired by
  • "Derby" (Tony Koynini, 1952)
Also published here
The Fine Print (Issue 5) 95
Peter Duffie, Iain Girdwood, Max Maven Return to Suabia Hofzinser Ace Problem + Twisting the AcesInspired by
  • "The Suabian Twist" (Peter Duffie, Cards in Principle, 1994)
Effortless Card Magic 129
Philip T. Goldstein Just Chintz just chance with paper bags, five bags contain rubbish and one gold, selected by throwing a dieAlso published here Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 1) 8
Max Maven Introduction Close-Up & Personal viii
Philip T. Goldstein Centrifugal ESP 25 ESP cards, dealt hand is divinedRelated toAlso published here Rocky Notes 6
Philip T. Goldstein The Thinking Cardman one of five cards from a shuffled deck is remembered, then shuffled back and when the card is names the card is instantly produced with one handInspired byAlso published here Northeast 5
Philip T. Goldstein Never Odd or Even a/k/a I Prefer Pi
Rotator as number force
Related to Redivider 14
Philip T. Goldstein Will O' the Whisper Joker put in the deck, two cards on either side are remembered, then Joker vanishes from deck and appears in card box, eventually two cards are divinedAlso published here Mawny Notes 2
Philip T. Goldstein Fourthright four odd backed prediction cards, one is selected by spectator, then pack is cut in four piles and one top card matches the selected prediction cardInspired byAlso published here Mawny Notes 3
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Paranormalist spectator riffle shuffles once and turns up pairs without the performer seeing them, when a color-matching pair is found the performer names the higher valueInspired byRelated to Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 95
Alexander de Cova 6 Steine five white and 1 black stoneInspired by
  • "Kurotsuke" (Max Maven, VideoMind 1)
Gambit 16
Max Maven Notes & Corrections Related to Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 158
Max Maven Just a Little Off the Top, Please - Bonus Effect with location of second selectionInspired by Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 158
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Just a Little Off the Top, Please elevator with progressively fewer cards, final card changes into selectionRelated toVariations Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 40
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Double Deal Turn-Over - Straddle Grip DDT
- End-Over-End DDT
Related toAlso published here Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 56
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Future Choice five envelope with numbers on either side, added in some way by spectator, total predicted, repeat, see Vol. 2 reference for credit informationInspired by
  • "One to Eight" (George Sands, Bill Simon's Mathematical Magic, 1964)
Related to
Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 73
David Acer Over Easy Small packet Triumph with nine cardsVariations Random Acts of Magic 17
Max Maven Over Easier Small packet Triumph with nine cards - selection shown to have different colored backInspired by Random Acts of Magic 29
Max Maven Three-Piece Suit Aces are spelled out from four-Ace-packet, last one transforms into selection Best of Friends - Volume III 245
Max Maven Accessorized Three-Piece Suit Aces are spelled out from four-Ace-packet, last one transforms into selection, Ace reversed in deck Best of Friends - Volume III 247
Harry Lorayne Off-the-Rack 3-piece Suit Aces are spelled out from four-Ace-packet, last one transforms into selection, two variationsInspired byAlso published here Best of Friends - Volume III 249
Max Maven Spelleroyale royal flush is spelled to Best of Friends - Volume III 308
Max Maven Blanket Best of Friends - Volume III 407
Brother John Hamman, Max Maven Modified Hamman Count even number of cards Best of Friends - Volume III 407
Harry Lorayne Max Maven mini bio Best of Friends - Volume III 244
Max Maven Final Fred Also published here Las Vegas Lecture 1
Max Maven Blankjack two cards selected by dropping cut cards in deck during deal, those are a blackjack hand and the rest of the deck is blankInspired byAlso published here Las Vegas Lecture 2
Max Maven Precoinition box with (apparently many but only four) different coins shown, chosen one is predictedAlso published here Las Vegas Lecture 3
Max Maven The Thinking Cardman one of five cards from a shuffled deck is remembered, then shuffled back and when the card is names the card is instantly produced with one handAlso published here Las Vegas Lecture 4
Max Maven The Ruling Class spectator moves fingers together under ruler, where they end up is predicted by length of pencilInspired byAlso published here Las Vegas Lecture 5
Max Maven A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle"Also published here Las Vegas Lecture 7
Max Maven A Tribute from Max Maven The Magic of Fred Robinson 31
Max Maven Vegemental six cards with vegetables, two selections made and spelt, then divinedAlso published here Maven on Topic: Mentalism 1
Max Maven Precoinition box with (apparently many but only four) different coins shown, chosen one is predictedAlso published here Maven on Topic: Mentalism 2
Max Maven The Ruling Class spectator moves fingers together under ruler, where they end up is predicted by length of pencilAlso published here Maven on Topic: Mentalism 3
Max Maven Centrifugal Combination various design cards, some selected via dealing and divined, "Centrifugal Principle"Also published here Maven on Topic: Mentalism 5
Max Maven Paradox Prediction Secret Agenda (Issue Oct 2) 294
Max Maven Looking the Other Way two cards selected from ten cards are found, test-conditions, one way Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 72
Max Maven Psi-Con Ruse double ended cards are placed in book (instead of apparatus)Also published here Hollywood Hyperbole 1
Max Maven Blankjack two cards selected by dropping cut cards in deck during deal, those are a blackjack hand and the rest of the deck is blankAlso published here Hollywood Hyperbole 3
Max Maven The Ruling Class spectator moves fingers together under ruler, where they end up is predicted by length of pencilAlso published here Hollywood Hyperbole 4
Max Maven The Thinking Cardman one of five cards from a shuffled deck is remembered, then shuffled back and when the card is names the card is instantly produced with one handAlso published here Hollywood Hyperbole 5
Max Maven A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle"Also published here Hollywood Hyperbole 7
Max Maven Will O' the Whisper Joker put in the deck, two cards on either side are remembered, then Joker vanishes from deck and appears in card box, eventually two cards are divinedAlso published here Apple of My Eyes 1
Max Maven A Credit to his Race horse race plot, with particular rules and playing cards, performer wins, Interrupted Gilbreath PrincipleAlso published here Apple of My Eyes 2
Max Maven Centrifugal ESP some cards selected via dealing and divined, Centrifugal PrincipleAlso published here Apple of My Eyes 3
Max Maven Seak pack of alphabet cards and pack with words lists used for word divinationAlso published here Apple of My Eyes 5
Max Maven Fourthright four odd backed prediction cards, one is selected by spectator, then pack is cut in four piles and one top card matches the selected prediction cardAlso published here Ideas by Max 1
Max Maven Centrifugal ESP some cards selected via dealing and divined, Centrifugal PrincipleAlso published here Ideas by Max 3
Max Maven The Ruling Class spectator moves fingers together under ruler, where they end up is predicted by length of pencilAlso published here Ideas by Max 4
Max Maven Seak pack of alphabet cards and pack with words lists used for word divinationAlso published here Ideas by Max 5
Tom Stone, Stewart James, Max Maven Synonymax cards with pictures and words, selections are divined, inspired by Stewart James' "Book of the Dead" & Max Maven's "Soloflex"Inspired by Maelstrom 229
Max Maven Centrifugal ESP 25 ESP cards, dealt hand is divinedRelated toAlso published here Return to Saint Vincent 1
Max Maven Fourthright four odd backed prediction cards, one is selected by spectator, then pack is cut in four piles and one top card matches the selected prediction cardInspired byAlso published here Return to Saint Vincent 2
Max Maven Just Chintz just chance with paper bags, five bags contain rubbish and one gold, selected by throwing a dieAlso published here Return to Saint Vincent 3
Max Maven Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate Return to Saint Vincent 5
Tomas Blomberg Cashing Bank Night effect, using the condition of heads or tails of five coins to select the envelopesInspired by
  • "Cache" (Max Maven, Genii Magazine, July 2006)
Blomberg Laboratories 18
Max Maven Lie-Decker Despite the deck lying, the magician uses it to determine the color and value of the selection, and to locate the selection.Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 39
Steve Beam Si-Decker Despite always lying, the deck provides the color, suit, and parity of the selected card, and then helps to locate it.Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 41
Max Maven Blackjack of all Trades five methods The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 353
Max Maven Rainbow Matrix number force with a magic squareRelated to The Black Book of Mentalism 4
Max Maven Contimental any European country thought of and divinedRelated to The Black Book of Mentalism 6
Max Maven Astrokey twelve keys with zodiac labels, key with spectator's zodiac opens the lockRelated to The Black Book of Mentalism 10
Max Maven 4 Sided Triangle card is thought of before the show, it matches prediction and selection of a second spectatorRelated to The Black Book of Mentalism 12
Max Maven Kirigami paper with letters, spectator folds and cuts it, then he forms a word with the either face up or face down lettersRelated to The Black Book of Mentalism 17
Max Maven Decimix The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 26
Max Maven Jonumber The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 35
Max Maven Pretense with predictionAlso published here The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 50
Max Maven Heliocentrick A card is selected and returned to the deck. Starting with a packet of cards, the magician spells a planet chosen by a spectator. The selection is found at the conclusion of the spelling. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 154
Max Maven Composite Speller Deck is cut and half given to each of two spectators. Each thinks of a card in their half. The value of one card is combined with the suit of the other. The deck is reassembled and the composite card spelled. It turns up at the final letter.Related to
  • "Premonition in Reverse" (Tony Griffith, Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, Vol. 6, 2006)
  • "Joint Banking" (Doug Canning, Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, Vol. 6, 2006)
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 155
Max Maven Vegemental six cards with vegetables, two selections made and spelt, then divinedAlso published here Session Notes 1
Max Maven Centrifugal Poker cards in poker hand divined, "The Centrifuge Principle"Related to Session Notes 3
Max Maven Trisectarian two cards found, one by counting down value of other cardRelated to Session Notes 5
Max Maven Miraskill Lite done with white and black spheres, two phasesInspired by Session Notes 7
Max Maven A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle"Also published here Session Notes 9
John Lovick Hand in My Pocket one hand in pocket, selection signed and returned one-handed, appears in pocket in isolated hand, credit information, with four variationsInspired by
  • "Pocket Nightmare" (Max Maven, finally published on Kayfabe DVDs, 2017)
The Performance Pieces & Divertissements of the Famous Handsome Jack, etc. 107
Max Maven Jejune is Busting Out All Over - Ichi Ni... (1992)
- The Third Category (2016)
Quarterly (Issue 5 (Winter 2017)) 5
Pit Hartling Memory Maven card removed and peeked at in shuffled deck, performer looks through cards and names missing card as well as position of second selectionInspired by
  • Max Maven effect
Variations
Quarterly (Issue 5 (Winter 2017)) 25
Bob Farmer Double-Back Vanish with odd-backed card, red/blue double backer, see page 31 for credit information by Max Maven The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 28
Max Maven Mesmeric Revelations: Quoting The Maven Semaphore suggestionsAlso published here The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox 87