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Al Baker Al Baker's Pack combo pack
  • 1. One Way
  • 2. Short
  • 3. Wide
  • 4. Si Stebbins
Variations 1932
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Pack)
Sid Lorraine Idea of 40,000 Words dictionary test, hole in book
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1941
The Jinx (Issue 131)
George G. Kaplan The Calcutta Mystery (First Version) two card prediction written with different colored pencils, one ahead
Inspired by
  • "The Bombay Mystery" (George Kaplan, marketed)
1948 148
Peter Alexis Dark Vision four cards selected, one put in envelope rest shuffle back, all divined in other room, fair conditions, secret deck switch, deck top-edgemarked with line during performance, see also p. 864 for comment by J. G. Thompson
Related toVariations Feb. 1966 17
Chester "Dr. DeMille" Miller Miller's Miracle as explained by North Bigbee, sent prediction in bill tube
Related to 1972
Magick (Issue 51)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Eye of Alessini prediction of a country, in bull-dog clip, with small globe
Magick (Issue 60)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Any Number, Any Time! number cards from one to twenty, one card face down as prediction
Magick (Issue 64)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Poor Man's Prediction Chest bill tube in locked chest, prediction in capsule
Related to 1973
Magick (Issue 69)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini The Spirit Behind the Wheel prediction of a number miniature roulette wheel, business card in envelope
Magick (Issue 72)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Tissue Teaser rolled-up tissue paper travels to second paper ball in spectator's hand, different colors
Magick (Issue 77)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Let's Make a Trade! box with slid, to put bills inside, five keys
Magick (Issue 83)
George Sands Criss Cross Nines through Aces removed and sorted in reds and blacks, dealing procedure on table mixes and then sorts the colors again, spectator cannot duplicate it
credit information, see also p. 812 for Marlo claim
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • "Unbeatable" (George Sands, Sep. 1951, p. 14)
Oct. 1974 816
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Ghost Card card travels to pocket twice, duplicates
Magick (Issue 95)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Oh! Calcutta! two cards predicted, with two different colored pens
Inspired by 1974
Magick (Issue 100)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini, Marvin Berman Neighbors! pile of business cards, spectator places prediction next to his own card
Magick (Issue 113)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Gold... coin changes from silver to gold
Magick (Issue 122)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Match several matchbooks, spectator removes a match from one and performer divines which matchbook
Magick (Issue 139)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Four-Oh! prediction of single card, one of seven, Himber wallet
Magick (Issue 145)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Bank Night four envelopes, with Himber Wallet
Magick (Issue 150)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Choice ten cards, card with odd colored sticker is selected
Variations 1976
Magick (Issue 159)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini The Bold... cards with drawn symbols and words, spectator finds other spectator's selection
Magick (Issue 175)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Stuck! two numbered envelopes, change as prediction matches change from spectator
Magick (Issue 180)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini PSI-Key key turns over on hand, then it is twisted
Inspired by
  • Henk Vermeyden's Skeleton Key
Magick (Issue 205)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Ringer medium at other end divines cards
Magick (Issue 213)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Force Field matching ESP, symbols drawn on paper and rolled up, spectator choses pellets and card with same deisgn
Magick (Issue 214)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Psi-Keys with three locks, Key-r-rect presentation
Magick (Issue 219)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Bingo prediction held with bulldog clip, number on bingo cards
Magick (Issue 221)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini SH-H-! 25 number card with numbers from one to five, spectator divines if numbers match or not
Magick (Issue 233)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Credit Check prediction in form of X on one of five credit cards, erasable ink
Magick (Issue 255)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Image transmitting one out of ten symbols to medium
Magick (Issue 259)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Mind's Eye prediction of a name, removable ink
Magick (Issue 268)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Peg O'Mind spectator solves puzzle, prediction of ending
Magick (Issue 280)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Word Finder using a dictionary and index cards with numbers
Sep. 1982
Magick (Issue 310)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Skulduggery writing of person in one of several envelopes, skull on chain sticks to that envelope
June 1983
Magick (Issue 320)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini 1984 one of six chips is chosen, only one with an X on the back, dry erase marker
Sep. 1983
Magick (Issue 323)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Odyssey 2 card is pinned at one of ten position, marked with x on the back as prediction, 2001 Space Odyssey theme
Jan. 1984
Magick (Issue 327)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini CONTESSA Card Trick!
Apr. 1984
Magick (Issue 330)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Ninth House picture cards, spectator thinks of a number and remembers card at position, performer puts that card in pocket
July 1984
Magick (Issue 335)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Psi-Kazoo different colored Kazoo (instruments), chosen one is predicted in envelope, humorous routine
Nov. 1984
Magick (Issue 342)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Sun Sign word written on book mark and book mark placed inside book, book with hole
Related to Feb. 1985
Magick (Issue 346)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Toward 2000 Plus One! ten marbles inside box, one is selected and color is divined
Apr. 1985
Magick (Issue 350)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Vibrations marked business card is found by performer among other business cards in a bag
May 1985
Magick (Issue 351)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Images design for add-a-number pad, spiral-bound pad
Aug. 1985
Magick (Issue 355)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Puzzle prediction using a dexterity puzzle, spectator tries solve it (small puzzle where balls have to be placed inside holes), prediction of missed holes, erasable marker
Oct. 1985
Magick (Issue 358)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini, Sid Fleischman Script-a-Graphic presentation for divination of ESP card
Dec. 1985
Magick (Issue 362)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Sounds of Music a tune is selected and predicted with a music box, when the music box is opened, it's found empty
Variations Feb. 1986
Magick (Issue 365)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini One-Man Seance seance style routine,
  • paper balls with names of songs, one starts to float and tune can be heard
  • name appears on index card
  • handkerchief moves (Glorpy)
Apr. 1986
Magick (Issue 368)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Strange Powers question written on business card, then placed inside envelope and burnt, performer divines question and answer appears on palm using the ashes
Aug. 1986
Magick (Issue 376)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Odds Against spectator's money placed inside walled and locked with padlock
Dec. 1986
Magick (Issue 382)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Spirits Within cigarette moves on table, rolls away from performer, classic method
Jan. 1987
Magick (Issue 383)
Allan Slaight Brahms' Lull composer is selected and music starts to play from nowhere
Inspired by Mar. 1987
Magick (Issue 386)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini The Tuned Tarot prediction of chosen Tarot cards, Gemini Twins with prediction slips
Mar. 1987
Magick (Issue 386)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Ulta-plus! Close-up Mental Act multi-phase routine
  • one of several bottle caps is chosen, matching beer is produced from jacket
  • name of person written on paper is burnt and divined by performer
  • chosen zodiac sign appears on boiled egg, inside the shell
  • chosen tune is heard from box, which is later to be shown empty
Aug. 1987
Magick (Issue 394)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Devil's Dilemma die with words on each side
Dec. 1987
Magick (Issue 399)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Couch Potato two decks with cards, names of famous people in one deck and occupations in other deck, spectator selects name of husband and "couch potato"
Mar. 1988
Magick (Issue 403)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Tattletale Minor Arcana used, two pile and cards selected in each and replaced in other pile, location of both selection
June 1988
Magick (Issue 406)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Mythic Madness musical chairs, every person has a number, winner is predicted
Sep. 1988
Magick (Issue 410)
Bill Tadlock, Dr. Dan J. Alessini Auto Suggestion toy card changes color to match selected color, colors on cards
Jan. 1989
Magick (Issue 416)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Italian Princess
May 1989
Magick (Issue 422)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Point Blank with large pushpin, switch
July 1989
Magick (Issue 425)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Thought Patterns spectator deals three piles and selects one card while performer looks away
Oct. 1989
Magick (Issue 429)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Color Vibes on of different colored wooden stick is placed inside a plastic pipe, and pipe sealed with caps, color is divined
Dec. 1989
Magick (Issue 432)
Juan Tamariz Neither Blind Nor Silly red black stack, two cards
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1989/91 211
Dr. Dan J. Alessini The Black Bag four stones and a crystal
Apr. 1990
Magick (Issue 438)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Images symbol cards are chosen and placed in envelopes, performer allocates symbols to spectators and gives brief readings
July 1990
Magick (Issue 442)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Spoon Beam spoon lifts up on hand before bending
Aug. 1990
Magick (Issue 443)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Oneness do as I do with two sets of Tarot cards, Major Arcana
Dec. 1990
Magick (Issue 449)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Rejections using stack of picture cards
Feb. 1991
Magick (Issue 451)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Red Zone different colored balls placed inside plastic containers, all but one are freely eliminated and last color is predicted
July 1991
Magick (Issue 457)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Stressed Out prediction of which body part from doll is removed, using a tear-apart stress doll
July 1991
Magick (Issue 458)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Psych It assistant divines chosen card, matching pairs
Dec. 1991
Magick (Issue 465)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Dream Prediction ESP cards drawn on billets, selected one matches selected ESP card and prediction in envelope
1991 2
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Space Travel photos of various planets on a cork board, one is selected using dart, prediction
1991 3
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Codus Indirectus verbally coding a card to medium
Jan. 1992
Magick (Issue 466)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Foiled Thought business card with information is wrapped in aluminium foil
Mar. 1992
Magick (Issue 469)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Card Counter spectator notes sequence of cards, performer names sequence again later
June 1992
Magick (Issue 473)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Penny Wise 2 divination of dates on four coin, using Otis Manning Box
Inspired by Oct. 1992
Magick (Issue 479)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Geller Gambit presentation idea for Ball and Tube
Nov. 1992
Magick (Issue 481)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini InstruMental prediction of a toy instrument and a thought-of tune
July 1992
Vibrations (Vol. 15 No. 1)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Destiny Rides Again Major Arcana, sticker on chosen destiny card
Sep. 1992
Vibrations (Vol. 15 No. 3)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Tarot Tactic divination of chosen Tarot card, reading using the Major Arcana
Nov. 1992
Vibrations (Vol. 15 No. 5)
Leo Boudreau The Mind's Eye: Penny Wise four coins are selected from a handful of different coins, coins and dates are divined
Variations Dec. 1992
Vibrations (Vol. 15 No. 6)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Picture Perfect divination of two selected cards from picture stack, ABC stack
Apr. 1993
Magick (Issue 487)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Mental Powers routine for the game Jacks, bending one, ball stops bouncing
July 1993
Magick (Issue 492)
Finally "Jump Start", Robb Armstrong cartoon
Related to Sep. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 1)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini And If Elected...
  • Letters
Related to Dec. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 4)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Auto Psych brand of car a person drives is predicted, key-fob medallion inside stapled prediction
Feb. 1993
Vibrations (Vol. 15 No. 8)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Positionally Yours using two decks
Apr. 1993
Vibrations (Vol. 15 No. 10)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Sport Psychometry cards of various sports are placed in envelopes, performer divines who picked what sport
Sep. 1993
Vibrations (Vol. 16 No. 3)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini E-Z Duz It divination of card in picture deck
Inspired by Oct. 1993
Vibrations (Vol. 16 No. 4)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Four Get Me Not four cards are divined, Christ Cut Force
Nov. 1993
Vibrations (Vol. 16 No. 5)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini, Peter Alexis Light Vision reversed card in the deck and selection placed inside aluminium foil are divined, secret deck switch
Inspired by Feb. 1994
Vibrations (Vol. 16 No. 8)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Any Card Any Number two decks
Mar. 1994
Vibrations (Vol. 16 No. 9)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Pentacloth spectator cuts to lucky Tarot card
Apr. 1994
Vibrations (Vol. 16 No. 10)
Roy Miller, Gary Dudash, Dr. Dan J. Alessini, Greg Edmonds The Great Egg Challenge several versions on how to make a chosen egg boil using mental powers, chosen egg is only hard boiled, various methods, Monserrat effect
June 1994
Vibrations (Vol. 16 No. 12)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Magazine Wizard medium on phone divines chosen page from magazin, name code
Oct. 1994
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 4)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Premo Two with written prediction of missing card in envelope
Nov. 1994
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 5)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini The Curse of Christopher Cross cards removed and sorted in reds and blacks, dealing procedure on table mixes and then sorts the colors again, spectator cannot duplicate it, story presentation
Inspired by Dec. 1994
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 6)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Tarot Man tarot reading and answering of question, billet switch using tarot deck
Mar. 1995
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 9)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Three Easy Pieces half Koran deck, three cards are divined
Apr. 1995
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 10)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Crystal Button button cover as crystal ball, spectator sees card
Apr. 1995
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 10)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini The Shell You Say spectator names selection by holding shell to ear
May 1995
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 11)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini The Psychic Spectators a la "Neither Blind nor Silly", two spectator take a half each and divine other spectators selections
Related to June 1995
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 12)
David Blaine, Bill Kalush, Stan Allen In Their Words: David Blaine & Bill Kalush
Related to Sep. 2000
Magic (Vol. 10 No. 1)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini, Steven Marion Who's Con Is It?
  • Letters
Related to Dec. 2000
Magic (Vol. 10 No. 4)
Lee Jacobs, Robert Orben, Jamy Ian Swiss, Michel Huot, Mike Rogers, Chris Wasshuber, Tim Brown, Dr. Dan J. Alessini, Jay Schuermann, Phil Gladden Messages
Apr. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 4)
Joshua Jay Icebreakers
  • Talk About Tricks
Related toAlso published here Apr. 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 8)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini, Brian Ambrosch Magic Meetings
  • Mail
Related to June 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 10)
David Kaye Turn It Around
  • Magic For The Family Audience
Related to Sep. 2003
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 1)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Fish Story
  • Mail
Related to Oct. 2003
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 2)
Stan Allen Stealing?
  • Postscript
about FISM and conventions
Related to Oct. 2003
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 2)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Stealing
  • Mail
Related to Jan. 2004
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 5)
David Redondo Intuición Ganadora ten cards, card with odd card is selected, three phases, nine card monte transformation as climax
Inspired by 2012 53
Anders Moden Impromptu Mullica Wallet card found between bills and credit cards removed from regular wallet
VariationsAlso published here
  • MAGIC, June 2006
2022 506
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Double Backer Card to Wallet
Inspired byAlso published here
  • MAGIC, Sep. 2006
2022 534