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Basil Horwitz The Burning Question bill in one of five envelopes, spectator names a number and finds bill, other envelopes are burnt
Variations 1975 Magick (Issue 142) 707
Larry Becker Hot Seat chair test with four chairs and colored discs, prediction of empty chair in envelope
Variations 1978 World of Super Mentalism 120
Billy McComb, Ken De Courcy Cabaret Card Divination divination of seven cards that have been taken from a shuffled deck, last card predicted in envelope
Related toVariations 1978 Cabaret Card Divination 1
Larry Becker PSI-Stebbins shuffled deck, packet of card is divined and last card predicted, jumbo cards
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1979 The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 7
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Dedications
1990 /1999 Prethoughts 2
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Thoughts About My Style "All in all the compliments were very high."
1990 /1999 Prethoughts 5
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Magician Theories about mixing mentalism with magic, cards, and other thoughts
1990 /1999 Prethoughts 6
Steve "Banachek" Shaw The Roger Klause Theory about having to be old to be a believable mentalist
1990 /1999 Prethoughts 7
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Everything You Have Read So Far My Be Wrong!
1990 /1999 Prethoughts 9
Steve "Banachek" Shaw The Show detailed effect descriptions of the show
1990 /1999 Prethoughts 10
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Be Seated! four chairs and three spectators, prediction of empty chair in envelope
Inspired byRelated to 1990 /1999 Prethoughts 16
Steve "Banachek" Shaw A Cheap Add-A-Number Effect
1990 /1999 Prethoughts 17
Steve "Banachek" Shaw The Alphabet Game prediction of a letter, with nail writer holder/wallet
1990 /1999 Prethoughts 19
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Future Card Thought shuffled deck, packet of card is divined and last card predicted
Inspired byRelated to 1990 /1999 Prethoughts 21
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Addendum further thoughts on two routines
  • Addition to Chair Effect
  • Future Card Thought
Related to 1990 /1999 Prethoughts 22
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Brain Writing spectator writes name on business card, medium divines selection by analyzing hand writing
May 1992 Magick (Issue 472) 2361
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Bill-Z-Bub bill in glass covered with handkerchief
Variations July 1992 Magick (Issue 474) 2369
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Radio - The Forgotten Showcase - Part I
  • Advantages of Radio
  • Types of Radio Programs
  • Getting Booked
  • What About Pay?
  • Advance Preparation
  • Mike Fright
  • Working with the Host
  • Persons Who Call Show
Related to July 1992 Magick (Issue 475) 2377
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Radio - The Forgotten Showcase - Part II
  • The Environment
  • Routining Effects
  • Types of Effects
  • Your Personal Itinerary
  • Handling Callers
  • Listen to Yourself
  • What Tricks are Best?
Related to Sep. 1992 Magick (Issue 477) 2387
Steve "Banachek" Shaw George and Bill using bill with Washington on it, spectator looks at face of Washington if he is smiling or not to divine card
Oct. 1992 Magick (Issue 478) 2391
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Psychokinetic Time introduction and history
1992/1999 Psychokinetic Time 1
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Psychokinetic Time handle on watch is moved by named number
1992/1999 Psychokinetic Time 3
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Forcing the Time forcing a time
1992/1999 Psychokinetic Time 15
Steve "Banachek" Shaw, Gerry McCambridge McCambridge Stage Routine
1992/1999 Psychokinetic Time 21
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Simple Watch Tricks
1992/1999 Psychokinetic Time 22
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Super Psychic ping-pong ball on table
Inspired by Jan. 1993 Magick (Issue 483) 2413
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Prechoice packet of cards with Yes and No, prediction of answers of spectator
Mar. 1993 Magick (Issue 486) 2431
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Stigmata chosen card or symbol appears on arm, in "blood writing"
Sep. 1993 Magick (Issue 494) 2470
Steve "Banachek" Shaw 'A Special Few' using month and adding number, automatic prediction
Oct. 1993 Magick (Issue 495) 2475
Steve "Banachek" Shaw This and That
1994 Psychokinetic Touches 1
Steve "Banachek" Shaw History of Touches
1994 Psychokinetic Touches 3
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Psychokinetic Touches spectator feels tapping sensations on his shoulder even though a second spectator has been touched
Related to 1994 Psychokinetic Touches 4
Steve "Banachek" Shaw A State of Taste letters on business cards are dealt or switched according to spectator, order matches prediction
1994 Syzygy (Vol. 1 No. 2) 5
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Please Be Seated four chairs, three people sit down and empty one matches number written down by spectator
1994 Syzygy (Vol. 1 No. 4) 14
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Bill-Z-Better! bill in glass covered with handkerchief, ungaffed, secret turnover of glass
Inspired by 1996 Syzygy (Vol. 2 No. 8) 121
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Mind Over Body spectator has eyes closed and arms in front of him, hands move up following words of performer
1996 Syzygy (Vol. 2 No. 18) 169
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Golden Year coin in coin collector's frame, named date written on it, à la Koran Medallion
1996 Syzygy (Vol. 3 No. 9) 213
Steve "Banachek" Shaw A M-I-N-D for This & That four business cards with letters on the front, select has "this letter" written on back others have "that letter" written on back
1997 Syzygy (Vol. 3 No. 17) 259
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Comedy - Club - Routine presentation for Key-R-Rect, with lots of gags, and apparently divining spectator's phone number
Feb. 1998 Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 8) 1
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Clean Sweap broom caused to stand on end and falls on command
1998 Syzygy (Vol. 4 No. 7) 295
Danny Orleans (reviewer) McFarland and Banachek's Book Test by Charles McFarland, Steve "Banachek" Shaw Mar. 1999 Genii (Vol. 62 No. 3) 56
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Psychological Subtleties by Steve "Banachek" Shaw June 1999 Genii (Vol. 62 No. 6) 60
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Channel Change two-digit number is divined, using a TV and a remote control
1999 Syzygy (Vol. 4 No. 15) 333
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Psychokinetic Silverware by Gerry McCambridge, Steve "Banachek" Shaw Aug. 2002 Genii (Vol. 65 No. 8) 83
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Foreword
2002 7 Deceptions 1
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Foreword
2003 Building Blocks 9
Luke Jermay, Steve "Banachek" Shaw The 'Old Witchdoctor' suggestion of cause and effect, silent script
2003 Building Blocks 28
Luke Jermay The Kats Kradle spectator marks a body part on a piece of paper, PK sensation and revealing of additional information
Inspired by 2003 Building Blocks 75
Steve "Banachek" Shaw It Takes Balls check in envelope among others, all are shredded but one with fee, using pingpong balls
Inspired by 2003 Syzygy (Vol. 5 No. 15) 418
Luke Jermay PK Lipstick mixture of Banachek's PK Touches and ashes to palm (with lipstick)
Inspired by 2004 The Coral Fang 30
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) Banachek's PSI Series by Steve "Banachek" Shaw Nov. 2004 Genii (Vol. 67 No. 11) 100
Stewart James The Love-Sick Tennis Ball Tennis ball inside a box rolls out by itself, apparently on command
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • Tops, Dec 1940
2007 The Essential Stewart James 40
David Regal (reviewer) Psi-Kalc by Steve "Banachek" Shaw, Gene Protas Feb. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 2) 94
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Psychological Subtleties 2 by Steve "Banachek" Shaw Mar. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 3) 97
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Banachek and Mate
  • spectator thinks of a letter in his word, it is divined (see also Psychological Subtleties)
  • ESP cards in envelopes are matched up with small ESP cards that are added to the envelope
Also published here Oct. 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 10 (The Jinx - 75 Years)) 20
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Banachek and Mate - A Diabolical Duet From the Mental Maestro
  • spectator thinks of a letter in his word, it is divined (see also Psychological Subtleties)
  • ESP cards in envelopes are matched up with small ESP cards that are added to the envelope
Also published here 2009 The Jinx — 75 Years 20
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Psychological Subtleties 3 by Steve "Banachek" Shaw Jan. 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 1) 82
David Oliver (reviewer) Psychic Pad Folio by Steve "Banachek" Shaw Mar. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 3) 84
David Oliver (reviewer) Fall by Steve "Banachek" Shaw, Philip Ryan Feb. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 2) 104
Nathan Coe Marsh (reviewer) Headline Prediction by Steve "Banachek" Shaw Sep. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 9) 99
Nathan Coe Marsh (reviewer) Banachek Live by Steve "Banachek" Shaw Sep. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 9) 101
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Foreword
2017 Performing the Q & A ix