111 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Location / Stabbing Routines / Magic Thrust & Variations
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Ralph W. Hull (4) Spectator's Name Spells Card performer stabs reversed card in deck behind back, from that point on the spectator's name is used to spell to card
1932 "Eye-Openers" 12
Victor Farelli The "Do-it-Yourself" Discovery spectator stabs top card reversed next to his selection behind the back
1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 95
Unknown Behind Back Stabbing Force
1933 Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 8
Theodore Annemann The Magic Thrust
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 34
Lu Brent U Find Your Card
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 34
Unknown Double Backed Card Force odd-backed card stabbed into deck next to force card, red-blue double backer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 123
Unknown Satan Behind You double backer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 125
Unknown Get Thee Behind Me, Satan
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 339
Unknown A Reversed Card Discovery spectator pushes reversed card next to selection
1938 Greater Magic 40
Dai Vernon Trick Wherein a Card is Thrust Beside a Predicted Card two methods, one by Vernon
1938 Greater Magic 113
Unknown The Magic Thrust. I spectator pushes card reversed next to selection behind back
1938 Greater Magic 261
Al Baker The Magic Thrust. II spectator pushes card reversed next to selection behind back
1938 Greater Magic 262
Theodore Annemann The Magic Thrust. III spectator pushes card reversed between two selections behind back
1938 Greater Magic 264
Orville Wayne Meyer The Magic Thrust
1938 More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 18
Purvis W. Miller The Two Jokers two jokers shuffled into deck, reversed card thrust in deck by spectator - between the jokers
1938 More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 19
Paul Curry Lost and Found two spectators remember cards and their positions, shuffle, two other cards find selections by stabbing the pack behind back
1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 36
Robert Brethen Known Before card on both sides predicted
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 58) 419
Theodore Annemann One-Hand Cutting Trick
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 83) 535
Herb Runge "Two-Faced" Force spectator stabs behind back, using duplicate
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 98) 602
The Great Merlini Behind the Eight Ball Effect #1: Top card changes into selection
Effect #2: Another selection comes to top
Effect #3: selection is stabbed to with another card
Effect #4: Magic Thrust
Effect #5: spectator seals card in envelope (glimpsed with alcohol)
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 114) 673
Orville Wayne Meyer Location of Consequence using "Instanto" deck, named card version of Annemann's Magic Thurst
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 678
Clayton Rawson Ghost Writer card reversed behind back, name appears on slate
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 147) 821
Lu Brent Site-Unseen three selection are found by stabbing an unknown card reversed into the deck , cards next to the card and reversed card itself are selections
Also published here 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 12) 47
Gerald Kosky The Biter Bit Magic Thrust as an out when someone challenges performer to find thought of card
Also published here Oct. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 5) 74
Paul Curry Next! the selected card is found next to a card with the message "Your Card Will be next"
Related to 1945 My Best 75
J. B. Bobo Two Backward Cards performer stabs card reversed between two selections behind his back
1947 Watch This One! 42
J. B. Bobo Double Discovery performer stabs card reversed between two selections
1947 Watch This One! 48
Paul Curry The Perfect Miracle
Related toAlso published here 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 130) 524
Lu Brent "U-Find-Our-Cards" Spectator stabs face-up card in deck behind the back, found between two selected cards
Related to 1956 Fifteen Star Card Effects 21
Lu Brent "U-Predict-Them" Pretty much identical to "U-Find-Our-Cards", except card is stabbed between two other cards, the two cards are predicted
Related to 1956 Fifteen Star Card Effects 23
Lu Brent Sight-Unseen Magician stabs card face-up into deck, finds three selections
Related to 1956 Fifteen Star Card Effects 24
Edward Marlo Mental Stab performer places spot card next to thought-of card
Related to 1962 Estimation 55
Edward Marlo Physical and Mental performer places physical selection next to mental selection (one of twenty-six), two phases, half forcing deck, faro fan
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 68
Karl Fulves The St. Nicholas Aces black deuces are pushed reversed in deck twice to locate ace, the next time the sandwich cards become the last two Aces
Related to Dec. 1965 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 12
Al Koran, Alton Sharpe Borrowed You Find It two methods: sticky card and belly-stripped card
1969 Expert Card Mysteries 93
Aldini, Tenkai Ishida Remote Control Randomly placed card placed face up into deck, found next to previously selected card
1969 Roughingly Yours 36
Ned Powers No Chance card selected behind back, card used to stab into deck reversed behind back, it changes into selection
Feb. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 4) 321
Karl Fulves A Card Is Found card is stabbed next to selection in pocket, duplicate
1971 The Book of Numbers 22
Tony Kardyro Locomaster Joker joker stabbed in deck next to selection by performer
1972 Card Cavalcade 16
Unknown The Magic Thrust (I)
1972 The Living End 47
Robert Brethen The Magic Thrust (II)
1972 The Living End 48
Sheldon Levy A Double Surprise with a kicker
1972 The Living End 48
Theodore Annemann The Magic Thrust (III) with two cards
1972 The Living End 82
Lu Brent Site-Unseen three selection are found by stabbing an unknown card reversed into the deck , cards next to the card and reversed card itself are selections
Also published here 1972 The Living End 86
Jerry K. Hartman Thought Thrust Toothpick thrust into deck next to thought of card
1973 Means & Ends 68
Stephen Minch A Solar Happenstance with tarot cards, card is between his two lucky cards
1974 The Book of Thoth 38
Jerry K. Hartman Taking Turns spectator turns over card behind back, apparently exactly the same as performer a moment before
Inspired byRelated to
  • notes by Fulves on p. 243
1975 Epilogue (Issue Special No 1) 240
Francis Carlyle Carlyle's Remote Control
1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 86
Al Baker Al Baker's Version stabbing force
1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 87
Carl Herron Marksman Extraordinary with business card, two signed selections
1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 8) 245
John Smetana Caster and Pollux two decks, two spectators, both put card between same cards
1976 The Third Ecstasy 8
Nick Trost U-Find-It Spectator locates card by stabbing face up card into the deck
1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 24
Nick Trost Compute-a-thot Three spot in inserted into packet, selection is found by spelling or counting or next to Three
1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 33
Jon Racherbaumer The Stabbing Myth spectator stabs card between two selections
1976 Lecture Notes 1 14
Burling Hull The Double Force spectator pushes card reversed in deck, cards on either side are forced
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 50
Karl Fulves Boggled card vanishes with fun sucker presentation about the spectator taking a card from between the aces and pushing it magic thrust like between to aces, sleeving
1977 Impromptu Holdouts 23
Harry Lorayne Mental Message
1977 The Magic Book 134
Gerald Kosky Glide Out Magic Thrust as an out when someone challenges performer to find thought of card
Also published here 1979 Inside Outs 11
Howard A. Adams Encircled ESP cards divided in two piles, two spectator select a card each and turn them over in the pile, performer stabs a card next to the selection behind his back, packets encircled with rubber band
1980 OICUFESP (Issue 4 - esp card & mental miracles RETURN) 1
Howard A. Adams Australian ESP multiphase routine with ESP deck, matching cards using several down-under-deals
1980 OICUFESP (Issue 5 - the SON of esp card & mental miracles) 1
Karl Fulves Double Thrusts behind the back stab of two cards
1981 Side Steal 59
Jack Avis Optical Notes variations
Inspired by 1981 The Chronicles (Issue 30) 1360
Horace E. Bennett The Spectator Does a Trick
1981 Bennett's Fourth Book 68
Arthur Setterington What's in a Name? blank cards, performer and spectator sign one each, they're stabbed next to each other behind back by performer
1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 2) 992
Unknown The Great Phone Mystery No. 24, spectator turns top and bottom card over behind his back and pushed them in, the cards face to face with the reversed cards are removed and one of them named by medium on phone
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 34
Tom Bowyer Svengali Routine selection made, card divined, then it turns over, then appears at named number and at randomly spelled card, spectator stabs next to it
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 28
David Britland Sagittarius out-of-hand selection, performer stabs reversed card next to selection, Henry Christ Force inspired
Related to 1986 Psychomancy 20
Pedro Pedro in Magic
1986 Gimmick (Issue 4) 3
Edward Marlo "Mindreading Queen" Ace through Ten of Spades, spectator thinks of one, performer places a Queen next to thought-of value behind his back, repeats, with notes, six methods
Also published here
  • The New Tops, May 1964
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 67
Ken Krenzel Thrust and Parry
1990 Close-up Impact! 10
Hideo Kato スローイングカードスタブ (Throwing Card Stab) Card stabbed into dribbled deck, stabs right next to selection
1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 61
Frank Lane Stick It In Yourself spectator stabs reversed cards next to selection after magician fails
1994 More Greater Magic 1063
Theodore Annemann Magic Thrust Variations - A.
1994 More Greater Magic 1208
Fred Furman Magic Thrust Variations - B. duplicate
1994 More Greater Magic 1209
John Northern Hilliard Magic Thrust Variations - C. short card and two double backers
1994 More Greater Magic 1210
Gene Maze Face-Up Locator spectator stabs card next to selection
1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 112
John Scarne, Joseph Dunninger Ace Finds Ace No. 8, two halves under table, one reversed and put into other, it turns out to be an Ace and is next to another Ace
1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 13
Larry Jennings Depth Thrust I spectator stabs behind the back, two cards sandwich selection
Variations 1997 Jennings '67 100
Larry Jennings Depth Thrust II spectator stabs, two cards sandwich selection
1997 Jennings '67 102
Karl Fulves Parallel Time two decks, red-backed JS on face of blue-backed deck, spectator inserts JS in center behind her back but it's back on face, repeated with other deck, repeated but it now jumps back to other deck, "ambitions card done with the deck in the spectator's hands"
1997 The Vampire Papers 94
Theodore Annemann The Magic Thrust Face up card stabbed in the deck by spectator behind their back, stabbed next to selection
Also published here 1999 Cunning Card Miracles 23
Lu Brent U Find Your Card Like Magic Thrust, but with some subtleties. Top card is not used, second card is reversed and stabbed in deck by spectator, next to selection.
Related toAlso published here 1999 Cunning Card Miracles 24
Unknown Get Thee Behind Me, Satan Seems identical to U Find Your Card
Related toAlso published here 1999 Cunning Card Miracles 27
Paul Curry, John Scarne, Myles Lyons, Theodore Annemann Two-Card Routine
  • Effect No. 1: joker and ace of spades change places
  • Effect No. 2: joker on top, ace on the bottom vanish and are found together in the center
  • Effect No. 3: joker and ace pushed in the deck, travel to top and bottom
  • Effect No. 4: two numbers are called, counted and the cards found at those positions are joker
and ace
  • Effect No. 5: joker and ace reverse in the deck
  • Effect No. 6: spectator reverses one card behind his back, it is the joker
  • Effect No. 7: two selections are put face up into the deck, next to them the joker and the ace
are found
  • Effect No. 8: selections transform into joker and ace
  • Effect No. 9: two cards clipped by four paper clips are removed from the pocket, joker and ace
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 45
Paul Curry Double Prediction card is selected turned over and behind spectator's back, pushed into the deck, both cards are predicted, first published in "Something Borrowed, Something New", 1941
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 212
Paul Curry Next! card with message "your card will be next" is put into the deck and is found next to selection, first in "Something Borrowed, Something New", 1941
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 288
Paul Curry The Perfect Miracle based on Lu Brent's "U-Find-It" in "Five Super Card Mysteries"
Also published here 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 296
Karl Fulves Name An Ace aces face-up in different parts, they sandwich named black ace, presented as Thrust effect
2001 The Magic Thrust 3
Karl Fulves A Remote Locator card returned to one half, AS inserted in other half finds selection in that half
2001 The Magic Thrust 9
Karl Fulves Strange Interlude odd-backed indifferent card inserted in deck next to selection behind spectator's back
Inspired by
  • "Take A Card" manuscript (McMillen, Brown)
2001 The Magic Thrust 11
Karl Fulves Stab At Nothing two jokers thrust into deck by spectator, not near the two selections, third joker appears next to selection, one of the jokers changes into selection
2001 The Magic Thrust 15
Karl Fulves X Finds X card marked on back lost, another card marked on back is stabbed in deck next to itself, it transposed with other card
2001 The Magic Thrust 18
Karl Fulves Future Thrust reversed card at beginning changes into later selection
2001 The Magic Thrust 25
Karl Fulves Stabbed By Memory two cards next to stabbed in joker remembered, one found by stabbing, joker put in wallet, then is back in deck next to other selection and in wallet is first selection
2001 The Magic Thrust 29
Karl Fulves Background Magic Thrust credit information
Also published here 2001 The Magic Thrust 45
Karl Fulves Orderly Conduct deck in new deck order, named card removed and placed on top, spectator inserts this card behind his back in center, it is back at its correct position
Related to 2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 194
Karl Fulves O. Henry Tale card chosen, Ace of Spades pushed face-down in face-up deck where spectator wants, it turns out that the card changes into selection and found the Ace of Spades instead, two methods:
  • SameBothSolution (SBS Ace)
  • Impromptu Method
Inspired byRelated to 2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 206
Karl Fulves William, Tell two red Aces face up in deck, spectator pushes card in deck behind his back, it's between the Aces
Related to 2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 214
Karl Fulves Magic Thrust Credit Information
Also published here 2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 216
Al Baker The Magic Thrust spectator stabbs card next to selection
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Contributions) 513
Al Baker Sympathetic Cards selection next to reversed card
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 743
Al Baker You Do as I Do with One Pack
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 764
Stewart James Package Deal Card is inserted into a packet of nineteen cards at random spot by spectator, will form four hands of poker for four straights
Variations 2007 The Essential Stewart James 189
Karl Fulves The Neutral Zone spectator turns over two cards behind back with cutting in between, they are Aces and next to the other Aces
Variations 2008 Prolix (Issue 4) 231
Karl Fulves Four In Hand same effect, four-way forcing deck
Inspired byRelated to 2008 Prolix (Issue 4) 234
Karl Fulves Finder's Feat two spectators push reversed Jokers behind back next to selections
Inspired by 2008 Prolix (Issue 4) 234
Karl Fulves Named Magic Thrust two cards named, two cards pushed in reversed behind back next to them, roughed marked deck
Inspired by 2008 Prolix (Issue 4) 235
Angelo Carbone Blind Date spectator signs a Jack, then he pushed it anywhere in the center out of sight, it is found next to the matching Queen, using Crystal Card
July 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 7) 107
Ken Krenzel Back Stabber
2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 187
Tony Cabral Two In The Hand two selections, one spectator stabs Ace of Spades next to selection, second spectator stabs and Ace transforms into selection
Inspired by 2014 Notes From A Mechanic 22
Pit Hartling Close Encounters three cards inserted by spectator from another deck lie next to their duplicates
2016 In Order to Amaze 48