38 entries in Mental Magic / Principles / Dual Reality
See also Rashomon Principle for related items.
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Secret Whisper to make the spectator write up additional information on billet
1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 29
David Hoy Dated For Destiny cards with dates, spectator selects one and written on it is their birthday
Variations 1963 The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust 12
James G. Thompson Jr. Strongest Thought five spectators write stuff on billets, secret instructions on what type of information to write on billet, sealed envelope reading method, chalk with razor blade
Winter 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 6th Folio) 498
Dick Zimmerman Challenge Coin Production fifteen coins are produced, spectator sees hands and stands next to performer on stage
1973 Creative Magic 8
Al Mann The Uninvited three books, unknown person is called which names the chosen words
1977 Of Words and Wizards 13
Chip Cotton Sight Unseen! bluff design duplication
1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 192) 959
Philip T. Goldstein Four-sided Triangle card is thought of before the show, it matches prediction and selection of a second spectator
Variations 1977 The Red Book of Mentalism 5
Joseph Dunninger, Al Mann Dunninger's Brain-Thrust analysis of Dunninger's Headline prediction according to some news articles, slip of paper
1983 Mastermind Headline Predictions 1
Karl Fulves Take a Vacation No. 46, three spectators chose something from a bag, it is divined, tossed-out-deck/rashomon principle
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 83
Diabelli Runen spectator draws a rune symbol on piece of paper which is then sealed in envelope, other spectator selects rune stone with same symbol
1991 Allerlei Experi-Mentales 27
Theophil "Philius" Weidmann Gezeichnete Gedanken bold and clever design duplication, different colored pens and an easy drawing are divined
1995 Hellsehen... ...kinderleicht 16
David Harkey, Eric Anderson Scatterbrain page of newspaper torn according to spectator's wishes until piece remains, word chosen on it, predicted, bluff
1997 Ah-ha! 15
Luke Jermay The Ice Man Cometh ring vanishes from spectator's hand and appears in a block of ice
2003 Building Blocks 87
Luke Jermay Touching On Hoy performer reveals thoughts of three spectators, when tapped on shoulder one has to think of a shape, one of a date and the third of a name
Related to 2004 The Coral Fang 9
Luke Jermay Blindfold Sequence spectator reveals thought of number of other spectator
2004 The Coral Fang 34
Barrie Richardson The Simplex Mind-reading Routine spectators fill out cards where more information is requested as audience knows, handwriting analysis presentation
Inspired by
  • "Psigrafico" (Charles Scott aka Cicardi, Magick #412, 1988)
Also published here
  • Club 71, Easter 1999
2005 Act Two 157
Barrie Richardson The Double Billet glimpsing method for folded billet with information written in special places, audience is not aware of what is asked for on billet
VariationsAlso published here
  • Club 71, July 2003
2005 Act Two 275
Dani DaOrtiz Double Plane Signature (dual reality)
Related to 2008 Card Cemetery 11
Hector Chadwick An Astrological Aside Performer able to reveal spectator's astrological sign, includes finesses and tips for the Dunninger name dodge
2008 The Mental Mysteries of Hector Chadwick 39
Barrie Richardson Double Deception Billet Routine glimpsing method for folded billet with information written in special places, audience is not aware of what is asked for on billet
Inspired byAlso published here
  • The Magician, July 2006
2011 Curtain Call 170
Michael Weber (with your) Back to the Drawing Boards using three spectators
2011 Back to the Drawing Boards V 2.0 1
Karl Fulves Table Talk spectator divines card chosen under table, apparently a corner is torn off and restored for the rest of the audience
2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 607
Chris Westfall Three Stooges Second spectator correctly divines the first spectator's selection
2013 Calculated Chaos 38
Colin McLeod Noted with four bills removed from a wallet, odd bill is found as well as the different scenarios the spectators are thinking of
Inspired by
  • Stephen Tucker's "Visa Cabaret"
  • Max Maven's "Kurotsuke"
2014 Divine 108
Colin McLeod Diced Thoughts die is rolled in a cup, each number stands for a feeling and people think of a memory, memory is divined, using Craig Filicetti's Real Dice
Related to 2014 Divine 130
Michael Murray ATM (Actual Thought Manipulation) divination of an emotion and apparently of spectator's PIN number
Inspired by
  • Haim Goldenberg's "Cryptext"
Related to
  • Michael Murray's "Your (Redundant) Number" in "Psychological Subtleties 3"
2014 A Piece Of My Mind 38
G Amnesia (失忆症) You make spectator forget a number you wrote down: you write four numbers, spectator only remembers three
2014 Inspiration 51
Michael Murray Personal Identification Number apparently divining the PIN code of a spectator
Inspired by
  • "Subtle Telephone" in Banachek's "Psychologcial Subtleties 1"
2014 A Piece Of My Mind 230
Max Maven 4 Sided Triangle card is thought of before the show, it matches prediction and selection of a second spectator
Related to 2015 The Black Book of Mentalism 12
Michael Weber 4 Sided Triangle - Weber Notes variation with a word instead of cards
Inspired by 2015 The Black Book of Mentalism 15
Andy (The Jerx) I Know What You Need Magician apparently manipulated the memories of the audience to choose the predicted food item for dinner, uses an app
2016 The Jerx 213
殷欣 (Sion) 很暧昧 (Very Ambiguous) Magician divines three numbers thought of by three spectators, propless
Related to 2017 暧昧 18
John Hostler Reciprocal Discovery two spectators face on stage and select a card from two decks, they match, SBS
  • 20/20 Variation (No Glasses)
2018 Firkin of Deipotent Trouvailles 39
John Hostler On Dual Reality definition
2018 Firkin of Deipotent Trouvailles 39
Ben Hart Coins Across the Airwaves script for coins across over the radio, makes it seem better
2020 The Darkest Corners 133
Ben Hart Cards Rising Through the Airwaves script for performing rising card on the radio
2020 The Darkest Corners 142
Ben Hart Hart to Hofzinser card appears rolled-up in spectator's finger ring which is held by spectator behind back, credit information
2020 The Darkest Corners 183
Ben Hart One Last Thought on Multiple Realities
2020 The Darkest Corners 230