162 entries in Mental Magic / Principles / Impression Devices
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Henri Decremps Tour Extraordinaire Nouvellement Inventé question is written on a piece of paper and the letter burnt, answer appears in a box in another pavilion written in the demanded colors, suddenly spooky phenomenons occur, presented by Van Estin, Impression Device method
La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 91
Unknown Das Gedankenlesen No. 4, spectator writes name of card on paper, card divined by performer, impression on silver plate
Der Kartenkünstler 6
Unknown Der Hellseher question written on billet, answered by performer, impression device with white soap and metal plate
Related to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 9) 140
Unknown Der Hellseher second part of explanation
Related to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 10) 155
Unknown Das Gedankenlesen pseudo muscle-reading used to divine a word written on a piece of paper, impression onto metal tray with soap covered paper
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 2) 28
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Weissagen wider Willen card written on billet and put in envelope, another empty envelope closed, spectator divines selection (via multiple-step equivoque), card travels from deck into this envelope
Also published here Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 11) 172
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Eine Gedanken-Photographie spectator writes card on paper, two blank business cards put in box, on one appears image and on other name of selection
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 12) 184
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Weissagen wider Willen card written down, another spectator divines it via equivoque, it vanishes from deck and appears in envelope
Also published here Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 11) 164
Hänsel Kastner Rätselhaftes Aufsuchen einer verborgenen Nadel needle hidden with a spectator whose name is written down, needle found
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 6) 94
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli XII. Weissagen wider Willen (Ein Kartenkunststück), spectator selects a card and writes name on paper, which is sealed in envelope, other spectator guesses card and selection vanishes from deck and appears in second envelope
Moderne Magie 136
Henry Slade Das Notizbuch à la Slade impression pad
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 5) 83
Anna Eva Fay The Anna Fay Method apparently Fey's method of billet reading, spectator keep the billet, medium is under a sheet or blindfolded, impression device in tablets and electronic transmitter (like a phone), with assistant
Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 25
Frederick E. Jones Instructions for Preparing the Waxed Impression Sheet for Billet Test No. 3 building an impression device
Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 27
Frederick E. Jones Instructions for Performing Test No. 3 impression on a table, wax, with assistant
Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 28
Oswald Rae Mems From My Note Book "Being a selection of useful recipes gathered at various times from different sources too numerous to enumerate"
  • To Render Fabric Fireproof
  • Fireproofing Wood
  • To Clean Velvet or Plush
  • To Clean Glassware
  • To Gloss and Clean Ivorine Balls
  • Red Billiard Ball Dye
  • To Dye Flags, etc
  • Various Coloured Inks or Dyes (Red, Blue, Gold, White Ink)
  • Varnishes
  • To Harden a Felt Hat, etc.
  • Varnish Remover
  • Paint Remover
  • Luminous Paint
  • Porcelain Fekes, etc.
  • Celluloid Varnish
  • To Apply Sealing Wax Evenly
  • Pads for Thought Readers
  • Reading Through Sealed Envelopes
  • Ink for Lightning Artists
  • Stains
  • Black Crayon for Lightning Artists
  • Dull Black Paint
  • Spirit Gum Substitute
  • Gold Paint
  • Chemical Slate Writing
  • Trick Seals
Between Ourselves 85
L.E. Duncanson Thought Rays writing on cleared slate read, oil
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 8) 31
Theodore Annemann The Impression Moderne wax coating on envelope as impression device
Related to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 43
Unknown The Impression or Carbon System two methods
Mental Magic with Cards 26
Unknown Method Two card and number written down, performer shuffles deck, card is at number, carbon paper
Mental Magic with Cards 27
Theodore Annemann Annemann's Mental Masterpiece impression device on card box, carbon
Variations Mental Bargain Effects 5
James Maxwell Telepathic Selection carbon card, originally in Magic Wand, March 1920
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 303
Theodore Annemann Mental Masterpiece carbon case
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 304
Paul Curry Nyctalopia spectator writes name in dark with lights out, performer divines it, carbon paper
Related to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 37) 245
Robert Parrish Strange Interlude words from magazine and dead name divined, subtle impression device use
You'd be Surprised 15
James Maxwell Prepared Carbon Card. A Mindreading Trick spectator thinks of card and writes it on piece of paper (carbon card)
Greater Magic 492
Theodore Annemann Carbon Card Case
Greater Magic 494
William H. McCaffrey Geomancy drawn design is duplicated, carbon
Greater Magic 891
Hen Fetsch Travel Thought cities on map are thought of and written on paper, divined by medium in the dark, carbon paper
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 51) 357
Unknown The Carbon Card see title for method...
Expert Card Technique 416
Henry Hardin The Finest Sealed Letter Test impression device
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 97) 599
Charles Hopkins 9 - Impression methods. Using carbon paper to make a copy
"Outs" Precautions and Challenges 25
Unknown 54 - Pad impressions.
"Outs" Precautions and Challenges 71
Charles Hopkins 55 - Trick notebooks. Carbon paper in notebooks
"Outs" Precautions and Challenges 71
Eddie Joseph The Pellet Test three numbered paper slips, three cards chosen and written on the slips, all mixed in hat, one chosen, performer divines card, ungaffed impression on deck
Greater Card Tricks 66
Eddie Joseph The Writing on the Wall card chosen and some personal information written on paper, card reverses and information divined, impression with daub
Greater Card Tricks 69
Jack Vosburgh Colorvoyance shape or number is written down with one of three colors, both is divined
Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 25
Jack Vosburgh Impression Device carbon paper, coin envlopes
Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 25
Al O'Hagan Frame Of Mind empty frame, person is written on paper and divined, powder and glass impression divice
Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 31
Dr. H. Walter Grote Try This On Your Piano on a piano
Inspired by Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 32
Ralph W. Read Perfected Mental Masterpiece impression device, dealer's item, application mentioned
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 206
Unknown The Yogi's Prediction prediction, kind of confabulation, carbon envelope
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 209
Unknown Telepathic Pictures design duplication, carbon paper
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 216
Anna Eva Fay, Ralph W. Read The Excelsior Mind Reading Act different methods to ascertain information, long discussion of this type of work
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 231
Cyril Marriott Affinities thought of card and unknown selection in envelope are predicted, with mental masterpiece card case and Pop-Eyed Popper cards
Related to The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 107) 431
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Memory Plus Miracles list of twenty words is memorized by performer, then medium is called, who divines words too, carbon envelope
Gems of Mental Magic 21
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley The Crime Doctor several spectators select a crime and write it down, performer divines all
Gems of Mental Magic 69
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Impressions that Stick thought divination
Gems of Mental Magic 98
Edward Clinkscale, Eugene Taylor Thru the Looking Glass spectator writes something on paper and the paper is rolled into a ball, that ball is pressed into a mirror and removed again, now the writing of the spectator is backwards
Related to The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 149) 597
George B. Anderson "Easy Money" Mindreading matchbook and carbon paper
Variations It Must Be Mindreading 9
George B. Anderson One-Man Clip-Board Readings carbon
It Must Be Mindreading 21
George B. Anderson The Mental Artist carbon clipboard, six people
It Must Be Mindreading 34
John Howie Eyes Right spectator writes his name on a paper and balls it up, performer divines name but written reversed and when the paper is opened the spectator's name is also reversed with his handwriting
Related to The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 182) 727
George Schindler Newspaper Test carbon paper in newspaper
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 189) 757
Cyril Marriott An Amazing Demonstration five cards are selected, medium finds all and gives them to the people who originally selected them
The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 219) 876
Ormond McGill Telepathic Drawing drawing duplication on slates
Psychic Magic — Vol. 2 11
Walter Essman Clipped Thoughts impression device, clipboard
The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 276) 1104
Al Koran A Word in Thousands carbon paper
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 247
Gene "Phantini" Grant A Miracle Mental Routine messages in envelopes reading routine, drawing duplication as climax, blindfolded
Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 1
Gene "Phantini" Grant Million Dollar Sealed Message Test
Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 8
Gene "Phantini" Grant A Graphic Impression (A Utility Mental Gimmick) wax impression pad, with radar pencil, two methods
Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 19
Leslie P. Guest NeCRomancy white carbon paper
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 328) 121
Vivian St. John The Clip Book word from a book is found in a dictionary, muscle reading presentation
Book Tests 218
U. F. Grant Impromptu Impression Board not really impromptu
More Miracles in Mentalism 20
Robert A. Nelson On Carbon Paper tip
More Miracles in Mentalism 28
Gene Kirk Seek A Peek Plexiglas Clip Board impression device with see-through board, powdered impression
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959) 7
Ken De Courcy The One-man Full-Vu Prediction triple prediction in envelope, with carbon paper in envelope
Magic of the Mind 17
Jack Shepherd The Second Seer performer divines two selected card from crystal ball, then thought of card is divined by spectator
Magic of the Mind 46
Corvello Caught Thoughts thought is divined, written on cigarette paper, carbon in cigarette box
Magic of the Mind 75
Dr. Stanley Jaks Omar's Prophecies treatise on the one-ahead triple prediction, sheets labeled with A, B & C
  • Part II (replacing force with known data)
  • Part III (on the selection of people, apparently random)
  • Part IV (staging the routine)
  • Part V (staging for Brainwave)
  • Part VI (handling for the Billet Knife)
  • Part VII (handling for Chuck Smith's M-T Pad)
Related toVariations Omar's Prophecies 1
The Amazing Maurice Maurice's Handy Andy impression method with envelopes and a note pad, carbon paper
Related to Still More Miracles in Mentalism 20
Gene "Phantini" Grant Phantini's Miracle Gimmick pad, paraffin impression
Inspired by Still More Miracles in Mentalism 28
Dr. Stanley Jaks Jaks Brieftaschentrick wallet, impression device, carbon paper
Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 121
Dr. Stanley Jaks Eine Reincarnation signed piece of paper is burnt and later found in nest of envelopes
Also published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 142
Sid Lorraine A Backward Spell divination of a word on a small billet, folded and clipped, N.C.R Paper
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 379) 343
Dan Tong Masterpiece Variations
Inspired by The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 379) 345
North Bigbee Bookeroo using white carbon paper, see p. 430 for comments by Eddie Clever
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 399) 425
Ned Rutledge The Babbling Coins four thoughts are directed to four coins (as well as noted on a pad), medium divines four thoughts, carbon
Between Two Minds 35
J. Pickstone Elizabeth Arden number divination, with a mirror
The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 51
Robert A. Nelson Mental Magic two routines
  • one of four card is divined, all in pocket, three removed
  • carbon paper impression in magazine, divination of number
Entertaining Mental Miracles 2
Anna Eva Fay Paraffin Envelope for impression
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 9) 347
Milton Twin Echo geometric shape written on pad by first spectator, then a word by another, performer tears and burns both pieces, impression via sharp pencil, perhaps "D. Milton" (Fulves pseudonym)?
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 377
Gerald Kosky Dupli Pad special design of impression device
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 112
Theodore Annemann Mental Masterpiece carbon paper box
The Esoterist 18
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks suggestion brainwave with impression device preshow
The Esoterist 19
William P. Miesel Duplicate Copy carbon paper in book
The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 30) 149
Robert Schwarz Epic Projections triple divination on a slate
The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 33) 163
Marshall Weinstein Clip Gyp! carbon clipboards, idea for multiple use
The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 50) 248
Gene Nielsen 89c Fooler leaving price tags on gaffed objects, convincer
The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 50) 250
Karl Fulves Remember Isis? divination of writing on pad, ring and glass sphere used in presentation, NCR paper, steel shim and magnet for impression device, writing stolen with magnet
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 2) 691
Ahmed Dhillon The Phoenix Oracle book and bulldog clip, white carbon
The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 68) 339
Karl Fulves The Folded Prophecy nail writer, through envelope, carbon paper
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 412
B.C. Milnov Rest in Peace! number divination
The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 133) 663
Philip T. Goldstein Double Undercurrent card written down and selected card match
The Blue Book of Mentalism 20
Al Mann Test by Fire match box impression device, carbon
Mental-Ettes 7
Stewart James Unique Slate Test
Also published here
  • in "The Sphinx" Vol.29 #1, 1930
Master Slate Secrets — Part I 18
Philip T. Goldstein ESP spectator writes down name of a card and second spectator selects the card from deck, locking card box
The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 154) 767
Paul Rylander Number Control - Three One Two three-digit number prediction in envelope, carbon paper
The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 167) 831
Al Mann The Photon Shield Impression Envelope coin envelopes, carbon
The Photon Shield 2
Al Mann Instant Thought Reading written thought is divined, with Photon Shield Clipboard and Impression Envelope
The Photon Shield 7
Al Mann The Underlined Thought line from newspaper is underlined and divined, two methods
The Photon Shield 9
Al Mann The Word in the Circle word on newspaper is encircled and performer removes same paper, with same word marked from his wallet, carbon paper
The Photon Shield 10
Al Mann The Invisible Agents spectator writes question down with invisible ink
The Photon Shield 11
Chip Cotton Quick Tip! cut-rite wax paper instead of carbon paper
The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 186) 928
Punx Das Amulett word written down and paper put in one of several boxes, correct box is found with Herbert Paufler's Hand der Kleopatra, and word is divined
Also published here
  • "Das Amulett" in "Magie" 1969/70.
Setzt Euch zu meinen Füssen... 74
Robert Cassidy Beating the Book Test a book test with three phases and three different methods
  • The Pencil Point Prophecy
  • The Impromptu Impression
  • The Phone Book Finale
  • A Brief Diversion
Pseudo-Mentally Yours 15
Robert Cassidy Ultimate Fourth Dimensional Telepathy three pieces of information are written down, sealed in envelopes and later divined
Pseudo-Mentally Yours 25
Robert Cassidy The Shirt Pocket Mindreader with pile of envelopes
Pseudo-Mentally Yours 28
Richard Mark Mantra Mental matchbook as impression device, impromptu
Inspired by The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 198) 988
Peter Zenner Impression X with stack of envelopes
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 207) 1033
Karroll Priest The Phoenix Effect impression device, wax in envelope
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 234) 1167
Henry H. Fields The Fields Device special impression device, clipboard, for pre-show or with assistant
Variations The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 240) 1197
Tom Craven 'Z' Test! numbers on a bingo sheet are crossed out until one remains, number is divined
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 244) 1218
George B. Anderson Soap Suds easy impression device method, soap
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 245) 1223
Katlyn Ouija written name is divined with a ouija board
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 252) 1257
Robert Siepielski Mental Telepathy Plus! an ESP symbol, a word and a person are written down and placed inside an envelope, all are divined, different methods
Mental Telepathy Plus! 1
Thomas Alan Waters Tridex
Related to Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Cerberus) 53
Thomas Alan Waters Subsidiary Technique
  • Locating the Participants
  • The Last Two Items
  • Clipboard Readings
  • Combinations with other Effects
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychometry) 143
Gene "Phantini" Grant Time Machine triple prediction in envelopes , carbon
Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 67
Basil Horwitz Challenge Design any symbol on blank card is copied
The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz 38
The Rev. Dr. Bob. E Second Chance wax impression device, for one-on-one sitting
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 275) 1372
Danton Diabolique divination of written down information and location of hidden envelope, method to read impressions on wax impression device
Inspired by The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 280) 1397
Peter Donello Sherlock Holmes' Mental Clue' prediction of chosen name, location and weapon, clue plot
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 298) 1487
Al Mann The Jupiter Effect seeing through a wall, which book is chosen and where opened
Related to Through a Wall, Mistily! 12
Thomas Alan Waters Doublet two predictions, one in an envelope a less free prediction outside of it, here for cards
Inspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm) 303
Thomas Alan Waters Revelleda spectator writes a word on a board with a Velleda pen, the word is then erased and divined by the performer
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm) 332
Gary Mason The Mastic Mysteries impression device, clipboard, no wax or carbon, different uses
Cero-Mentics 1
Al Mann The See Through GM Board Gary Mason's The Mastic Mysteries impression device, with a see through board
Cero-Mentics 2
Al Mann The RMS Principal RMS (Reversed Magic Slate), see through impression device, picture duplication without touching the clipboard
Cero-Mentics 3
Al Mann The Deluxe Jupiter Gimmick impression gimmick falls in performer's hand
Related to Cero-Mentics 4
Al Mann The Gemini Slate design duplication slate, impression device for design duplications, dated to 1968
Cero-Mentics 5
Gary Lee Williams Donovon's Dust clipboard impression device, dry anti-perspirant
Cero-Mentics 6
Al Mann, Anthony Raven, Anna Eva Fay Cero-Mentics wax impressions devices, Fay type
Cero-Mentics 7
Al Mann Thought Prints on impression devices
Cero-Mentics 7
Al Mann The Fellow Traveler Gimmick index card attached to newspaper with a paper clip, impression device, carbon, see also p. 11
Cero-Mentics 8
R. F. Provan, Al Baker The Million Dollar Gimmick variation on Baker's Note Book, carbon
Related to
  • C. L. Boarde "Mainly Mental Vol. II" p. 121
Cero-Mentics 9
Al Mann The Unseen Specter impression device book, carbon
Cero-Mentics 10
Al Mann The Inverted Mark note pad, carbon, reversed impression
Cero-Mentics 10
Al Mann The Medium's Tablet school board impression device, wax
Cero-Mentics 12
Al Mann Conclusion comments on impression devices
Cero-Mentics 13
Robert A. Nelson Bob Nelson's Miracle Pad pad, carbon
Cero-Mentics 13
Al Mann Confidentially Yours secretary-wallet as impression device, to force one of three books
Of Gifts and Talents 11
David Britland News Flash word in newspaper, carbon
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 11) 200
Joseph Dunninger Impression Methods Method 1 (wax)
Method 2: The Clipboard
Selected Sealed Message Reading Methods 4
Al Mann Note: The Fabulous Clip Board plastic, see-through
Selected Sealed Message Reading Methods 6
Joseph Dunninger Transparency Method Method 3: Misdirection with Slates (switch & alcohol)
Method 4 (alcohol)
Selected Sealed Message Reading Methods 6
Joseph Dunninger Another Test Impression Method
Master Billet Tests 3
Joseph Dunninger The Good Book Says carbon paper in bible
Master Billet Tests 8
Joseph Dunninger A Visit to a Billet Medium carbon paper in book
Master Billet Tests 11
Stewart James Futuristic Art prediction of two selected sign, with a stand, carbon paper
Magic from the Parade #1 19
Robert Cassidy Mind Reading with Ashes using wax impression, ashes
The Art of Mentalism 70
Alexander de Cova Das Transparente Clipboard
  • Die Herstellung es Clipboards
  • Die Zettel
  • Wie das Clipboard arbeitet
  • Die "Klassische" Präparation
  • Methoden, das Deckblatt unbemerkt beiseite zu bringen
  • Die Umschlag-Methode
Secrets No. 1 119
Jas Jakutsch The RT (Real-Time) Impression Device I carbon paper, clip board
Completely Mental - Vol. 1 18
Barrie Richardson Pop Thoughts things written by spectator into a notebook can be divined
Theater of the Mind 187
David Berglas Riddle of the Sands symbol is thought of by a spectator in a plane, performer divines it by driving a motor scooter on field and drawing it that way
The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 104
David Berglas The Quizzing Glass selected time and object are predicted and engraved on sculpture
The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 494
Al Baker Mindreading Trick carbon paper notebook
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 562
Al Baker Telepathic Selection carbon card gaff
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 584
Al Baker Spirit Photography card image appears on initialed paper put in envelope
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magazines) 634
Nicholas Einhorn Daughter of All Book Tests spectator writes down word
World Tour Lecture Notes - Set 2 15
Oliver Meech I Spy Performer guesses which object spectator is thinking of by watching eye movements (use paperback book as impression device)
The Plot Thickens 56
Woody Aragon The Psychic Deck spectator-shuffled deck answers questions about thought of person
Inspired by
  • "Color Sense" (Norman Gilbreath)
Related to
  • "Answering Computer" (Juan Tamariz, Mnemonica, 2004)
A Book in English 241
Dr. Stanley Jaks Reincarnation signed piece of paper is burnt and later found in nest of envelopes, with ideas by Bert Allerton
Also published here The Incredible Dr. Jaks 219