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Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
The Phantom Safety Pin moving pin along top line
Related toVariations 1943 79
U. F. Grant Slow Motion Bill Transposition
Related toVariations 1943 109
Francis Carlyle Homing Card
Related toVariations 1947
Stars of Magic (Vol. 4 No. 2)
Dai Vernon The Trick That Cannot be Explained
Related toVariations 1960 76
Harry Lorayne The Moving Pencil card signed on back, psychological face-up spread force
Related toVariations 1962 158
Al Koran Double Thought spectator finds performer's card and the other way around, marked deck
Related toVariations 1968 89
Edward Marlo Unexpected Prediction
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1968 88
Bascom Jones Astro-Logic! naming Zodiac signs and asking questions
Inspired byVariations 1972
Magick (Issue 63)
Howard A. Adams Dealflipdropcut small packet tricks, featuring a false mixing process
  • The Principle
  • Spellflipdropcut
  • ESP Test
  • The Others Principle
  • Sequence
VariationsAlso published here 1980
OICUFESP (Issue 6 - the GHOST of esp card & mental miracles)
Thomas Alan Waters Backdate three-digit number is predicted, pined on performer's back
Related toVariations 1985
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Myxtyr)
Edward Marlo Tip - On the Unexpected Prediction
Related toVariations 1988 152
Edward Marlo A Problem Posed credit information
  • 35th Method
  • 36th Method
  • 37th Method
  • 38th Method
  • 39th Method
  • 40th Method
  • 41st Method
  • 45th Method (spectator shuffles before the cutting)
VariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Mar. 1965
1988 135
Tommy Wonder The Tamed Card using double facers, sticky card, no table required
Variations 1996 183
Alex Elmsley Power Poker ten cards, spectator can chose which he wands, full house and royal flush
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1997 2
David Solomon Revised Mexican Poker here co-credited to John Bannon
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here Aug. 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 12)
David Solomon The Power of Poker
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 2004 189
Paul Vigil Introduction
2007 2
Paul Vigil Diplopia one thought-of (and removed) card by performer and one by spectator, performer finds spectator's card and vice versa
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 2007 3
David Oliver (reviewer) Lady Bug by Paul Vigil, Paul Harris, Roy Kueppers July 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 7)
Paul Vigil Foreword
2010 3
Paul Vigil Exordium
2014 1
Paul Vigil The More the Merrier multiple selection routine with eight cards, ends with Triumph
2014 5
Edward Marlo, Paul Vigil A Modified Marlo Sequence three cards
Inspired by 2014 55
Francis Carlyle, Paul Vigil, Jimmy Grippo The Homing Card
Inspired by 2014 64
Paul Vigil Our Kind of Gir(d)l(e) "or Playing Fast and Loose"
chain is made into a figure eight, spectator has to choose which loop is the winning loop, but can never win
2014 93
Paul Vigil Three New Throws formed in the air
  • Throw One (Lose/Lose)
  • Throw Two (Lose/Win)
  • Throw Three (Win/Lose)
2014 106
Paul Vigil Update three digits called out by spectators, predicted by a prediction written on a card safety pinned to the back of the performer's jacket, credit information on the plot
Inspired by 2014 139
Paul Vigil High Five credit information on the plot
2014 189
Paul Vigil High 5.0 five poker hands dealt, four spectators remember one card in their packets, cards redealt, performer reads minds of four spectators
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 2014 201
Ross Johnson Ross Johnson's Addition - A Perfect Illusion card to wallet addition
Variations 2014 213
Paul Vigil High 5 Remix last card to envelope in wallet
  • An Impromptu Handling: Sans Wallet
Inspired by 2014 215
Paul Vigil The Lazy Man's Card Trick presentation to reveal selection on top
Inspired by 2014 240
Paul Vigil Think Stop performer counts mentally backwards, spectator says stop, then performer names number which is position of card
2014 243
Paul Vigil From Your Pocket, Sir deck put in spectator's pocket, spectator pulls out selection, credit information
Inspired by 2014 245
Paul Vigil Epilogue
2014 247
Paul Vigil About the Author
2014 252
Colin McLeod Here Comes Someone divination of three cards, one just thought of from a bunch of cards
Inspired by
  • Paul Vigil's "Here Comes Everyone"
2014 40
Michael Murray Springboard spectator forms a card by compare it with his selection
  • The Knowing
  • The Killer (approach to Kenton Knepper's "Kolossal Killer")
  • Duplopia (approach to Paul Vigil's "Diplopia")
  • Springback
  • Invisible Deck Application
  • Springboard for the Stage
  • Increasing Accuracy
  • Springboard Suit Exchange for Perfectionists
  • Back Tracking
  • Other Applications
  • Watch This
  • Springboard & Letters
  • Springboard & Colours
  • Closing Thoughts
Inspired by 2014 164
Patrick G. Redford The Evolution of A Rain King magician proves he can quickly memorize deck by naming card at named number, then proves spectator can as well
  • Multiple Card in Phase One
  • Additional Smoke
  • Using Multiple People
  • The Double MC Kraser Force
  • The Memorized Stack
  • Variations
    • Variation 1: Card Counting Combination
    • Variation 2: The Formal Performance
    • Variation 3: GT vs GT
    • Variation 4: Paul Vigil's Photographic Memory
    • Variation 5: Memory Prison
Inspired byRelated to
  • “Rain King” (Patrick G. Redford, Triangle, 2007, n. p.)
  • “Memory Prison” (Patrick G. Redford, Heptagon+, 2010, n. p.)
2014 37
Paul Vigil Photographic Memory taking secret photo of face-up tabled spread to be used for a memory demonstration
2014 52
David Britland (reviewer) Classic Fantastic by Paul Vigil May 2015
Genii (Vol. 78 No. 5)
Paul Vigil Introduction
2017 xv
Paul Vigil Prepare to Enter setting up for the act
  • Paraphernalia
  • Main Deck Setup
  • Pocket Management
2017 1
Paul Vigil Opening introduction to the audience
2017 11
Paul Vigil Determined Choice one of six items chosen and predicted
Inspired by
  • "Mind Control" (Bill Abbott, 2004)
  • "Hypnotic Choice" (Dealer's Item)
2017 13
Paul Vigil Center Tear Presentation as a follow-up to previous routine
2017 24
Paul Vigil, Jimmy Fingers Free Will of Order three items, spectator decides how they are distributed to three locations, this is predicted, with credit information on the plot
Inspired by
  • "Free Will of Order" (Jimmy Fingers, 2006)
  • "Free Will" (Deddy Corbuzier & Paul Richards)
2017 27
Paul Vigil 3-Card Monte multiple phases, credit information on fake index monte routines
Inspired by
  • "Catch 33" (Lee Asher, 2003, 2013)
2017 41
Joey Burton, Paul Vigil Kaiser Con
Inspired by
  • "Kaiser Con" (Joey Burton, Catch 33)
2017 51
Joey Burton, Paul Vigil Sosi Switch
Inspired by
  • "Sosi Switch" (Joey Burton, Catch 33)
2017 57
Paul Vigil Thou Shalt Not Steal "or The Mona Lisa Money Trick"
Inspired by
  • "Be Switched" (George Hample, 1985)
Related toVariations
2017 71
Paul Vigil The Mind-Melding Magician! Chicago Opener credit information
  • Phase 1: A Pseudo-Interpretation
  • Phase 2: Come Together
  • Phase 3: Outta Left Field
Inspired by
  • "Mind Reading Magician!" (Bill Malone, DVD Here I Go Again Vol. 2, 2007)
2017 87
Paul Vigil Tabled Hindu Force tabled running cut, with "top or bottom?"-decision
2017 97
Paul Vigil Transposition vs. Transformation & Visual Changes
2017 102
Paul Vigil The Phantom Returns "or Ripping the Fabric of Space-Time"
safety pin pinned through handkerchief and ripped out, repeats
  • Phase 1: The Fabric of Space-Time
  • Phase 2: You Decide
  • Phase 3: Lies are Made from Whole Cloth
Inspired by 2017 103
Paul Vigil Copper/Brass/Silver asymmetric transposition, transposition with spectator holding a coin, the coins vanish
  • Phase 1: Three Wise Men & the Setting Sun
  • Phase 2: An Unwitting Examination
  • Phase 3: Going, Going, Gone!
2017 121
Paul Vigil Fair Game with prediction sent to spectator's phone as text message
Inspired byRelated to 2017 141
Paul Vigil The Unexpected Wild Card fair selection matched by packet of duplicate prediction cards, on repeat the prediction packet changes to match new selection, "trick that cannot be explained"
Inspired by 2017 159
Paul Vigil Using Equivoque in "The Trick That Cannot Be Explained" strategy to get down to five cards
Inspired byRelated to 2017 162
Christopher James Rose, Paul Vigil The Five-Card Force one of five cards forced
2017 163
Paul Vigil Deck Switch: Out with the Old
2017 175
Paul Vigil, Bill Abbott The Octopus Deck two spectators think of cards in spread, then two selected with tossed-out deck procedure
  • Phase 1: Up Close
  • Phase 2: Furthur
Inspired by
  • "The Octopus Deck" (Bill Abbott, 2008)
2017 197
Paul Vigil, "Senator" Clarke Crandall Vigil's Pump Sequence
2017 206
Paul Vigil, Bascom Jones Astro-Logic cold readings and Q&A
Inspired by 2017 216
Paul Vigil Unwilling Participants how to handle them during fishing sequences
2017 220
Paul Vigil Tossed-Out Deck with the Octopus Deck
2017 220
Paul Vigil The Premonition card predicted in wallet
2017 221
Paul Vigil Two Minds with But a Single Thought two spectator's read each other's mind
2017 221
Paul Vigil Ultra-Mental Deck (a.k.a Invisible Deck) combination with Octopus Deck
2017 222
Paul Vigil Devano Rising Cards combination with Octopus Deck
2017 222
Paul Vigil A History of Influences: From the Bank to the Pump credit information
2017 222
Paul Vigil Cards 1-0-1 credit information
2017 224
Paul Vigil The Divided Card credit information
2017 225
Paul Vigil Sympathy (for the Devil) Cards "or Cartas con Simpatia Diabolica"
two packets end up in the same order, despite mixing procedures, one packet mixed again and its order typed into phone, performer's phone rings
  • Part 1: My Condolences
  • Part 2: Can You Hear Me Now?
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 2017 227
Paul Vigil Closing
2017 245
Paul Vigil Acknowledgements
2017 247
Paul Vigil About the Author
2017 248
Ondřej Pšenička Diplopia on Steroids Diplopia done with Butterfly Cards, magician and spectator each pick of a card, then find each other's card, uses Butterfly cards
Inspired by 2017 82
John Lovick (reviewer) The Doors of Deception by Paul Vigil Sep. 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 9)
Paul Vigil, Forcing from a Bank
  • faro fan, one of twenty cards thought of
  • secret incomplete faro peek
2018 177
Paul Vigil ICON Redux "A Multi-Phase Mental Coin Routine"
  • Phase 1: Spinning is Everything (heads or tails predicted)
  • Phase 2: A Penny for your Thoughts (coin after elimination process predicted)
  • Phase 3: Heads Up (date on a chosen coin predicted)
  • Phase 4: Eye-Con (coin bends)
  • Phase 5: A Supplementary Continuation
  • Phase 6: Folie à Plusieurs
  • Afterthoughts
  • Further Thoughts (incorporating Yigal Mesika's "Electric Touch")
  • Notes
2019 1
Ryan Plunkett Versatile Transpo two borrowed bills transpose, index, with Jeff Corn/Bob McAllister gaff
Inspired by 2020 131
Nathan Coe Marsh (reviewer) Paul Vigil Live Act by Paul Vigil July 2020
Genii (Vol. 83 No. 7)
Eugene Burger Order and Chaos with swindle switch
Inspired by 2021 177
Paul Cummins Tap A Lack one thought-of card by performer and one by spectator, performer finds spectator's card and vice versa
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 2022 415
Simon Aronson Gimme Five five poker hands dealt, four spectators remember one card in their packets, cards redealt, performer has all four chosen cards in his hand
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • MAGIC, Aug. 2009
2022 878
Joshua Jay A Paul Vigil One-Man Issue
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Nov. 2011
2022 1071
Paul Vigil Sympathy (For the Devil) Cards two packets end up in the same order, despite mixing procedures, one packet mixed again and its order typed into phone, performer's phone rings
Also published here 2022 1071
Paul Vigil High 5 five poker hands dealt, four spectators remember one card in their packets, cards redealt, performer reads minds of four spectators
Inspired byAlso published here 2022 1074
Paul Vigil Diplopia one thought-of (and removed) card by performer and one by spectator, performer finds spectator's card and vice versa
Inspired byAlso published here 2022 1076
Dustin Stinett Paul Vigil: Magician, Mentalist, Student
May 2024
Genii (Vol. 87 No. 5)