259 entries in Mental Magic / Effects / Seance Stuff
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown To make a pot or anie such thing standing fast on the cupboard, to fall downe thense by vertue of words stooge with thread
1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXX) 192
Unknown La Tête d'or Sautant & Dansant Dans un Verre, pour Répondre à Diverses Questions a golden miniature head moves in a glass to answer questions, with assistant
1784 La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 35
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
1784 La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 91
Unknown The Bewitched Skull answers yes/no questions
1890 More Magic 424
Unknown The Talking Hand wax hand, answering yes/no questions
Related to 1890 More Magic 427
Anna Eva Fay Das Tischrücken I. Nach Miss Fay
Apr. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 8) 121
Unknown Das Tischrücken II. Methode
May 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 9) 140
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli II. Blutschwitzen oder Stigmatisieren "Klerikale Wunder"
sweating blood & stigmata
Aug. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 8) 125
Unknown Das geheimnisvolle Kabinett glass sheet on two stands, spirit cabinet build on it, things happen inside it
Also published here Sep. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 9) 142
Unknown Das geheimnisvolle Kabinett second part of description
Also published here Oct. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 10) 151
Unknown Die Geisterstimme performer tied on chair, lights out, from different part of room comes a voice and talks or answers questions
Nov. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 3) 43
Unknown Ein X-Strahlen-Zauberabend hand, violins and objects float and glow in dark room
Apr. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 8) 123
Unknown Spiritistische Sitzung description of a seance
June 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 12) 186
Unknown Die Spiritistentafel oder "Das spiritistische Schreibmedium" on spirit writings on slates, Henry Slade
Related to Nov. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 11) 172
Unknown Die Spiritistentafel part two
Related to Dec. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 12) 187
Unknown The Trained Half Dollar "Animated Coin", borrowed coin dropped in glass jumps up and down, thread & assistant
1909 The Art of Magic 266
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
1911 Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 25
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
1926 Between Ourselves 85
Oswald Rae The Spirit Slate sum and name of actor appear on slate in paper bag, marked slates, Eureka flap
1928 Sub Rosa 68
Al Baker The One-Man "Lights Up" Seance for hands
1933 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Book) 75
Theodore Annemann, Al Baker The Perfect Club Slate Routine name written up secretly on paper appears on slate
1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 22
Ralph W. Read The Spirit Pencil pencil taps by itself
1935 Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 22
Unknown The Talking Coin coin dances in glass, answering questions, assistant
1935 Coin Magic 40
Arthur Monroe Voodoo hole coin on string is put in box and hidden, light turned out, in glowing light performer is seen to have box again and coin drops off cord, combined with card divination on blank card
Related to 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 32) 208
Dr. Edward G. Ervin A Table Levitation with gimmick and light table
1937 The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 32
Charles Rose Problem Dept. facial expression changes in seance, witnessed by Charles Rose
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 55) 392
James Stewart Ghosto person vanishes from trunk and comes in from door, party/seance trick/gag
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 57) 401
Theodore Annemann No Pain fakir stunt combination:
  • burning cigarette on tongue
  • needle through arm (real)
  • eating pepper
  • putting hand in trap
Related to 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 59) 423
Kent Arthur Faker! one of four cards is signed and they're cut into deck, then three cards reverse with face-down in between which turns out to be signed card, medium/seance situation
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 59) 425
Stewart James Sefalaljia miniature spirit cabinet, ball moves, ring on tape, cigar lights itself, milk vanishes
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 69) 471
Ralph W. Read The Impulse stick/pencil taps by itself
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 118) 695
Paul Studham, Laurie Ireland The Spirit Bar bar with bottles on table, drinks are wished and mixed by spirits, black art principle
1940 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1940) 7
Howard Warringer The Flashing Fetish flashlight lights on it's own, also when batteries are removed, answers questions
Inspired by
  • "The Flashing Fetish" in "Genii" March, 1938. P. 232.
1940 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 9) 1
L. Vosburgh Lyons, Theodore Annemann Ball From Beyond steel ball between two soup plates, answers questions
Variations 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 20) 83
Syl Reilly Ghostly Card in the Dark card image appears in dark room, luminous paint
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 373
Syl Reilly Date on a Borrowed Coin date appears as image in dark room, luminous paint
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 375
Syl Reilly A Selected Word word appears as image in dark room, luminous paint
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 375
Syl Reilly Spirit Answers word appears as image in dark room, luminous paint
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 375
Syl Reilly "Ghostlite" in the Dark Seance The Evil Eye, Spooky Lights, Apparitions of Spirit Articles, Ghostly Faces, Ectoplasm, Ghost Materialization, using luminous paint
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 379
Edward Saint Spirit Lights under Test Conditions seance style, luminous paint
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 383
Elray Bughouse effects with metal bugs, those you can press a piece of steel to make a sound, in a box makes sound to answer questions
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 57) 233
R. M. Jamison The Oracle Speaks answer to a question appears on slate, from Thayer Oracle Numbered Question Book, with change box for billets
July 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 2) 57
Robert A. Nelson Spirit Flashes in the Dark burning balls of red fire
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 18
L. Vosburgh Lyons, Ronald B. Edwards, Clayton Rawson, Bruce Elliott, Walter B. Gibson Boxed piece of a magazine is put on a string and the ends of the string thread through two holes in a box, a word is selected and when checked on the piece on the string all words are crossed out except the selected one
Related to 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 81) 328
C. L. Boarde Prophetics mini slate, two flaps
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 81) 330
C. L. Boarde Vest Pocket Seance seance program with a stack of business cards, coin appears, living and dead test, writing appears
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 110) 441
Hen Fetsch Spirit Bumps ghost in handkerchief with Pop Up Tie
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 112) 452
Stuart P. Cramer Mortmain book test, word is written by a puppet hand, which moves on its own, thread
Also published here 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 119) 477
James G. Thompson Jr. Hoiman the Spirick comedy presentation for spirit buzzer, spirit bell, rapping hand etc.
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 119) 479
Peter Warlock Pieces of Slate writing appears, version without a flap, chalk can write permanent and nonpermanent
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 134) 537
Greer Marechal Jr. Clipped Psyche writing appears on paper on clipboard, flap
1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 148) 593
James G. Thompson Jr. Pocket Seance blank cards, name is divined and message appears
1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 150) 601
Hen Fetsch Not Far Fetsched ideas for the pop up tie
  • Pop Bell (spirit bell)
  • Pop Spots (luminous paint)
  • Pop Brush (spectator feels ghost brushing on face)
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 164) 656
U. F. Grant Cover Picture about U. F. Grant (on cover of this issue), image materializes in luminous paint in the dark
Sep. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12) 3
Bill Woodfield Automatic Writing automatic writing turns out to be the selected card, way to write in mirror writing, see also p. 842
Variations 1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 210) 838
Don Tanner On a Business Card signed business card in coin envelope with a hole, message appears
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 219) 875
Ormond McGill The Human Aura making aura visible, with a lamp and black paper, optical illusion
1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 4 14
Ormond McGill Let the Spirits Manifest
1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 5 5
Ormond McGill Spirit Communications thread with weight is attached in empty bottle and begins to move, pendulum
Related to 1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 5 6
Ormond McGill Ectoplasmic Lights luminous paint, two versions
1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 5 8
Ormond McGill Automatic Slate Writing spectator writes yes or know on a slate, general comments on automatic writing
1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 5 10
Ormond McGill, Dr. Q Dr. Q's Gyrating Tables table lift
1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 5 14
George Schindler Six Sided Spirit named geometrical figure appears on paper
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 225) 900
Hen Fetsch Simulacrum spectator pushes needle through doll, performer knows where, voodoo
Related to 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 236) 942
Jack Yeager The Amazing Ladies' Slipper rapping hand / skull with a shoe
Also published here
  • Jack Yeager's "Second Portfolio of Tricks"
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 10
John Murray Murray's Muse
  • putting a bill tube into an ice cube
  • on glasses for the shrinking quarter to dime trick
  • on haunting a house
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 253) 1013
Don Tanner Let's Bury the Dead living dead test mixed with haunted pack
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 293) 1171
Robert Gysel Spirit Tie for the spirit cabinet
Also published here 1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 309
Stuart P. Cramer Mortmain book test, word is written by a puppet hand, which moves on its own, thread
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 218
James G. Thompson Jr. Hoiman, the Spirick routine für Dr. Taylor's Improved Spirit Buzzer, electronic
1956 Top Secrets of Magic 89
Unknown No. 11. A Mediumistic Effect message from a dead person
Related to
  • Joseph Rinn's " Searchlight of Psychical Research", 1954
1958 The Swami Gimmick 20
Tony Corinda 18. The White Swami writing appears between two slates
1958 The Swami Gimmick 22
William P. Miesel Another Spirit Slate after writing appears, slate is still wet
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 10) 9
John Howie Psychicoin spirit taps, with coin and ashtray, eventually coin penetrates ashtray
Inspired by
  • L. Vosburgh Lyon's "The Tapping Ball" in Bruce Elliott's "Magic as a Hobby"
1958 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 348) 219
Tony Corinda Introduction on medium / seance effects
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 275
Tony Corinda Mediumistic Patter
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 276
Tony Corinda Establishing "Atmosphere" in the Seance Room
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 277
Tony Corinda The Stage Medium
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 278
Tony Corinda Reference to Mediumistic Effect in Other Steps
Related to 1959 Mediumistic Stunts 278
Tony Corinda Bibliography - Reference Books on Mediumship
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 279
Tony Corinda (1) Spirit Writing on slate, chemical
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 280
Tony Corinda (2) Spooky Stunts for a Blackout
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 281
Tony Corinda (3) Astral Signs signs in mid air in the dark, luminous paint
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 281
Tony Corinda (4) The Spirit Hand hand appears and tries to grasp at the audience, luminous paint
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 281
Tony Corinda (5) Carboard Skeleton luminous paint
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 281
Tony Corinda (6) Fire Balls table tennis balls and luminous paint
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 281
Tony Corinda (7) "It" luminous appearance, paint
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 281
Tony Corinda (8) Ectoplasm producing ectoplasm, luminous paint
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 282
Tony Corinda (9) Apports tapping noises in the dark
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 282
Tony Corinda (10) Spirit Lights small sparks of light, wire wool and battery
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 281
Tony Corinda (11) The Icy Hand weird touches in the dark, wet and cold
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 283
Tony Corinda (12) The Message in Mid Air writing appears in mid air then it vanishes, luminous paint
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 283
Tony Corinda (13) The Spirit Candles three candles go out one by one
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 283
Tony Corinda (14) The Waistcoat Escape removing waistcoat and leaving jacket on, while one hand is held by spectator
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 284
Tony Corinda (15) The Stage Spirit Cabinet different effects (instruments etc.) special rope
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 286
Punx (16) Telekinecards ESP cards on a board move on their own, as the spectator wishes, third hand gimmick
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 288
Eusapia Palladino (17) The Palladino Table Lift one person table lift, with ring
Related to 1959 Mediumistic Stunts 289
Tony Corinda (18) Table Lifting with Arm Hooks two person method
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 291
Tony Corinda (19) Table Lifting with Waist Hooks two person method
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 291
Tony Corinda (20) The Haunted Ball tennis ball rolls from table
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 292
Tony Corinda (21) Spirit Guide ghostly figure appears, luminous paint
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 293
Tony Corinda (22) The Dead Hand Writes dead hand in a box marks billet with the dead name
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 293
Tony Corinda (23) Corinda's Ghost Walk ghost appears, luminous paint
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 294
Tony Corinda (24) Spirit Moulding ghost mould his hand in wax, as a proof
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 295
Tony Corinda (25) Phoney Business no medium, four cards and a letter
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 296
Al Koran, Tony Corinda (28) The Ouija Board
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 299
Tony Corinda (29) Spirit Writing on a Slate writing appears, with assistant
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 299
Loel Nelson Spirit Kisses spectators feel kisses in the dark
Variations 1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 20
Robert A. Nelson Spirit Portraits portrait of selected VIP appears on a slate
1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 22
Mahendra Voices from the Grave whispering sounds from trumpet, ventriloquism
1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 29
Harold Martin Idea for the Spirit Bell and a Dove Pan tip
1959 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959) 34
Tony Corinda The Challenge Seance challenge a medium
1960 Publicity Stunts 383
Robert Parrish Coptic Enigma automatic writing turns out to be the name of selection, when looked at in mirror
Inspired by 1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 7
Dick Johnson The Spirit Speaks thread with weight is attached in empty bottle and begins to move, pendulum
Related to 1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 29
Dr. Stanley Jaks Die Miniaturklopfhand rapping noise from a small box
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 74
Malcolm McCallum Cat's Eyes reading in the dark, method
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 46
Unknown The Anna Eva Fay Act spirit cabinet type, playing instruments
1964 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64) 59
Paul Curry Chapter Twelve: The Quick and the Dead on spiritualism, seance, Fox Sisters, Davenport brothers
1965 Magician's Magic 205
Paul Curry A Simple Spirit Séance
1965 Magician's Magic 224
Ned Rutledge The Instant Darkroom thought of symbol, number and letter appear on blank cards
1967 Between Two Minds 43
James G. Thompson Jr. A Dark Secret same card is reversed in the deck, spirits turned cards over in the dark
1967 Between Two Minds 47
Karl Fulves Babel Willard's thumb tie presentation, coding with dog whistle over telephone (see also p. 68), ectoplasm
May 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 176
Francis J. Baker Marley's Ghost behind a screen a bell rings and coins move from jar to table, p. 241 for further reference
Dec. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2) 229
Robert Gysel Lights Out way to prove that performer is standing at the wall in dark room when he is actually free to move around
June 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 8) 341
James A. Conley Madam Fifi's Haunted House writing appears on signed paper, feather moves inside toy house
1970 The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 8) 37
Marvyn Roy One-Man Seance glass moves, ABC cards, candle blows out and table moves
1970 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 9) 41
James Auer More Visual Ideas floating medium and message materialize in toy goldfish
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 40
Marvyn Roy Spook Light small flash light is dropped in a bottle, starts to move
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 14) 68
Frederick M. Shields The Spirit of the Thing rapping glove / hand on table to answer questions
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 18) 87
John Dowdell Pocket Seance ideas for Glorpy
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 32) 158
Stan Blumenthal Magic's New Team....You and Houdini card appears in cigarette case, presentation of talking to Houdini's ghost, spirit telephone
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 33) 161
Billy McComb, Ken De Courcy Uncle's Will Slates messages appear on slates, comedy
1972 I Did It My Way 13
Arthur Setterington All Hallows Eve spooky presentation, word chosen from a book appears on picture in a frame
1972 Straight Line Mysteries 43
Bascom Jones, Sid Fleischman Japanese Haunted House haunted box, bell rings etc, using a jap box
Related to 1972 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 59) 291
Sid Fleischman Haunted House Plus Two using Jap Box, moving silk
Related to 1972 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 61) 302
Stewart James Psycho-Dyne dark room, card travels to chosen location
1972 The Living End 26
Chandler Mason Personal Voodoo voodoo doll on paper, x-mark appears at same position on second and signed drawing
Variations 1973 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 66) 327
Carl Herron Personal Talisman drawn talisman appears on a card
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 76) 378
Michael P. Hades Only from the Dead! spectators write down names of deceased people, rapping sounds divination and allocation of names by medium
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 85) 421
Charles Cameron Demon Doll voodoo doll on cardboard, prediction of name, color and body part
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 88) 437
Karl Fulves Money Talks spirit raps with two coins and a pencil
1974 Close-Up Mental Magic 44
Bill Joy Revelry in a Haunted House doll house used for seance effects
1974 The Conjurors' Book of Stage Illusions 78
Robert Parrish Floating Table seance type
Summer 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9th Folio) 767
Cicardi PolaRay! ghost photography, selfie with polaroid camera
1974 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 94) 468
Richard Lyn Mind Mirror name secretly written on paper sealed in envelope appears on paper
1974 The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 97) 481
Al Mann Suspended Animation thread with weight is attached in empty bottle and begins to move, pendulum, different bottles, with threads of different lengths
Related toAlso published here 1976 Mental-Ettes 22
Al Mann, Harry Faber, Samuel Berland The Spirit of the Faberlands two slates, flapless, apparently showing all four sides empty, message appears on two sides
Inspired by
  • Faberlands' "Spirits?" in "The Sphinx" Vol. 20, No. 3
1976 Master Slate Secrets — Part I 1
Al Mann Spirits by the Number two slates, flapless, apparently showing all four sides empty, message appears on one side, numbered sides
1976 Master Slate Secrets — Part I 5
Al Mann Messages from Babel four seance slate methods, several ungimmicked slates
1976 Master Slate Secrets — Part I 8
Al Mann Many Voices nine small slates and a bigger one, messages appear on two slates
1976 Master Slate Secrets — Part I 9
Al Mann, Henry Slade The Ultimate Slate Test
1976 Master Slate Secrets — Part I 15
Al Mann, J. F. Orrin The 13th Veil normal slate
1976 Master Slate Secrets — Part I 17
Stewart James Unique Slate Test
Also published here
  • in "The Sphinx" Vol.29 #1, 1930
1976 Master Slate Secrets — Part I 18
Jack Bridwell PSI-Q lead of pencil in crumpled paper, named number appears, paper moves
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 160) 798
Stephen Minch Mind-Link! object in box makes rapping sound, microphone used
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 162) 807
Sid Lorraine Voodoo Revisited voodoo doll on paper, x-mark appears at same position on second and signed drawing, carbon paper
Inspired by 1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 167) 833
Thomas Alan Waters Beyond Chance spectator's question on business card changes into answer, in nest of envelopes
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 168) 839
Al Mann The Voice from the Abyss chosen card or word appears on a blank paper sealed in a signed envelope, Abyss envelope
1977 The Sibylline Messages 7
Al Mann The Reach of the Mind box with several pendulums of different lengths, chosen one starts to move
Related to 1977 Psycho-Mentisis 16
Al Mann The Secret of the Ancients levitation off a chair, brief discussion on seance levitation
Inspired by
  • U.F. Grant's "Bodies in Orbit", 1963
1977 Psycho-Mentisis 18
Chip Cotton Shutter Bug spirit photograph presentation, covered lens of photograph, picture of ghostly hand
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 196) 977
Al Mann, Bobby Hughes Bottle BanG-G-G! thread with weight is attached in empty bottle and begins to move, pendulum, different bottles, with threads of different lengths
Related to
  • David Abbott "Behind the Scenes with the Mediums", 1907
Also published here
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 206) 1029
Karl Fulves The Talking Card Box on Marvin Berger card box with plastic strip that generates sentence when clicked with finger nail, bottle application
Related to 1979 Interlocutor (Issue 28) 108
Karl Fulves (D) The Haunting light and sound effects from card castle, posed as problem
1979 Interlocutor (Issue 37) 147
Larry Becker Seance signatures of famous magicians appear on chosen blank cards
1979 The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 89
Larry Becker Bell...Book...& Candle occult book test, number formed with pentagram
Related to
  • Tom Harris' "Conjuring for the Cognoscenti" in Genii, 1959.
1979 The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 112
Larry Becker Date-A-Cation prediction of date from a chosen coin
1979 The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 156
Stephen Minch The Stigmata of Cthulhu stigmata marks appear on skin of spectators
VariationsAlso published here 1979 Lovecraftian Ceremonies 2
Stephen Minch The Music of Erich Zann séance performance, metronome starts moving and violin and music box start playing under glass bowl
Also published here 1979 Lovecraftian Ceremonies 36
Gordon Hoener Grave's End automatic writing with a pencil, pencil breaks in two eventually
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 238) 1187
George Kemp The Force manifestation of the force / ghost under handkerchief, impromptu
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 239) 1192
Thomas Alan Waters Selectrick typewriter rings bell on command
Also published here 1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 263) 1312
Brenda Bell, Book, and... Brenda! turning key, self extinguishing candle and Ball from Plate for two people, using assistant on stage
Inspired by 1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 270) 1347
Al Mann Remote Psycho-Motion pendulum in bottle begins to swing without touching the bottle nor the table with the hands
1981 The Shattered Chalice 15
Thomas Alan Waters Miscellaneous Notes
  • With A Medium
  • In The Dark (in a Seance)
  • Trayce (method to see in the dark)
  • GiveAway Collecting Box (by Edmund Rowland)
  • Contact Mindreading)
1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychometry) 147
Thomas Alan Waters Variant Routine answer appears on slate, Double-Locking Addition Slate
1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt) 176
Leo Kostka Psychic Stigmata ESP sign appears on hand of performer and on various spectator, sugar cube as stamp
Inspired by 1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 285) 1421
Leo Kostka The Jupiter Effect tuning fork held by spectator starts to sound
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 287) 1431
Stan Blumenthal Light Source crystal ball starts to glow green
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 293) 1462
Norman van Tubergen Cube Power rubik's cube solves under cover, without touching, sound of moving cube can be heared
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 295) 1473
Leo Kostka Aura Effect flash cube flashes by concentrating on it
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 296) 1479
Thomas Alan Waters Elementeerie the four elements are written on a slate by spectator and the slate put in an envelope, three elements are chosen and found to be crossed out on the slate, clear flap
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 251
Thomas Alan Waters Amorte sitter in seance feels as getting a kiss
Inspired by 1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 272
Thomas Alan Waters Chronomadic "impromptu" seance at staged party, picture transforms and guest vanishes
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 282
Thomas Alan Waters Demon Key demon appears in the dark, monkey
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 290
Thomas Alan Waters Selectrick typewriter rings bell on command
Also published here 1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm) 330
Joseph Dunninger Spirits? assistant does pocket writing of questions from the sitters
1983 Master Billet Tests 7
Joseph Dunninger The Method of Obtaining (?) Spirit Communication describtion of a spirit message reading with John Slater
1983 Master Billet Tests 12
Unknown Vest Turning No. 13, hands tied, vest turns inside out
1983 101 Psychic Tests 5
Unknown Fireworks No. 14, orange peeling squeezed over flame
1983 101 Psychic Tests 6
Al Mann Card Location No. 15, selection is found by holding it over a flame and little fireworks is seen
1983 101 Psychic Tests 6
Al Mann Fireballs No. 17, in dark seance room
1983 101 Psychic Tests 6
Al Mann Ghost Making No. 18, appearing ghost
1983 101 Psychic Tests 6
Unknown Many Ghosts! No. 19, ghosts appear near mouth of bottle
1983 101 Psychic Tests 6
Unknown Fingertip Ghosts No. 20, luminous paint
1983 101 Psychic Tests 6
Unknown Diabolical Eyes No. 21, light shoots from eyes of medium in dark seance room
1983 101 Psychic Tests 7
Unknown Luminous Eyes No. 22, eyes on poster glow in the dark, luminous paint
1983 101 Psychic Tests 7
Al Mann Causing Beutifull Explosions in the Seance Room No. 25, glowing bubbles explode when set on fire
1983 101 Psychic Tests 7
Unknown Cutting the Apple No. 26, apple on palm is hit by knife, apple splits in two but hand is unharmed
1983 101 Psychic Tests 8
Al Mann Apparitions No. 27, face of ghost appears, gets bigger and smaller and eventually disappears
1983 101 Psychic Tests 8
Al Mann A Magical Substitution No. 28, for stage or seance room, trunk substitution of two persons
1983 101 Psychic Tests 8
Unknown The Spirit Snooperscope! No. 29, using night vision goggles in a seance room
1983 101 Psychic Tests 8
Unknown 'Spirit' Noise Maker No. 30, matchbox makes noise when it's liftet from table
1983 101 Psychic Tests 9
Unknown The Spirit Rapper No. 31
1983 101 Psychic Tests 9
Unknown The Spirit Collar No. 33, steal collar escape
1983 101 Psychic Tests 10
Al Mann Cagliostro's Message! No. 39, question locked in box is answered
1983 101 Psychic Tests 11
Unknown The Whispering Seashell No. 86, hearing a whisper from a seashell, palpitator gimmick
1983 101 Psychic Tests 24
Unknown The Tongues of Hades No. 91, flames are seen in dark seance room
1983 101 Psychic Tests 26
Unknown The Spirit Violin No. 96, violin starts to play in dark room
1983 101 Psychic Tests 27
Unknown The Spirit Harmonica No. 97, harmonica plays on its own
1983 101 Psychic Tests 27
Unknown The Spirit Trumpet No. 98, trumpet plays on its own
1983 101 Psychic Tests 27
Al Mann The AME Spirit Lock No. 101, lock that can be opened with key and with bare hands, construction details
1983 101 Psychic Tests 28
Piet Forton Das Zauberpfeiflein whistle starts to make sounds, different sport results in envelopes, whistle divines only possible one
1983 Je geschickter desto Zauberer 9
Al Mann Spirit Calling! spirit rings in a reading / seance, morbid
1984 Phantom Voices 18
Thomas Alan Waters Bellsamo self-ringing bell, divination of a tarot card
1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Spyryt) 571
Thomas Alan Waters Palimptest subtlety for appearing message on a slate
1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Spyryt) 576
Thomas Alan Waters Trayf tray to make a hand tapping, a skull clicking the teeth, a spirit buzzer, spirit bell, dancing shoe, an alarm clock spinning its hand
1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Spyryt) 579
Thomas Alan Waters HCI tarot cards haunted deck in a handkerchief, two versions, glorpy, plate-lifter gimmick
Related to 1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Spyryt) 584
Robert Cassidy The Seance complete presentation of Cassidy's Seance
1984 The Art of Mentalism 57
John Cornelius Impromptu Solid Ghost impromptu Glorpy
1988 Creative Secrets No. 1 12
Karl Fulves Haunted House chapter intro
1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 113
Karl Fulves Psychic Rope Ties chapter intro
1990 Self-Working Rope Magic 130
Unknown Watch the Watch No. 65, borrowed watch appears on wrist of performer despite him being tied up
1990 Self-Working Rope Magic 138
Robert Gysel Gysel Spirit Tie No. 66
Also published here 1990 Self-Working Rope Magic 140
Amazing Randi Spirit Music No. 67, accordion plays despite performer being tied up
1990 Self-Working Rope Magic 142
Alex Elmsley The Nodding Skull small skull is nodding as the performer wants it to
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 154
Diabelli Bizarr bizarr routine, prediction of a Tarot card, amulet breaks into pieces and skull appears on paper
1991 Allerlei Experi-Mentales 47
Unknown The Dark Seance at the Table things with tambourine, bell, and the like happen in the dark
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 22
Unknown The Dark Circle everybody sits in a circle and hold everybody's hand, but performer gets one hand free
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 28
Unknown The Touch of Mysterious Fingers fingers are felt below the table even though all hands are above the table
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 30
Robert Gysel Gysel's Method ringing bells wit feet in shoes under table
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 32
Unknown The Cabinet Seance spirit cabinet
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 33
Unknown The Throw-Away Coat Tie hands tied, yet coat is removed under cover
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 38
Anna Eva Fay Anna Eva Fay's Spirit Tie spirit cabinet
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 39
Harlan Tarbell Spirit Collar metal collar around neck, locked to chair, for spirit cabinet
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 41
Alan Shaxon Eine neue Räucher-Blech-Routine two baking trays are blackened with soot, a coin is placed in between and suddenly date of coin appears written in soot
1994 Alan Shaxon Lecture 17
Robert Parrish Do the Spirits Return? rapping hand answers questions, rising cards with the hand, card stands upright
Inspired byRelated to 1995 Great Tricks Revisited 25
Richard Bartram, Jr. Kill the Messenger voodoo effect, picture is pierced and performer bleeds at same place
1997 Trephine 127
Gary Darwin Darwin's Exorcist Live! Woman brought on stage begins to get possessed by a demon, head floats around, body levitates etc.
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 39
Karl Fulves Ouija Jr. 3x4 letters, word chosen by moving according to instructions, it's "ring" and the phone rings
2001 Hex Squared 47
David Berglas The Table Levitation presentation for table levitation, spectators put hands on table and it starts to move, without explanation
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 242
David Berglas Séance outline of routine
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 349
David Berglas The Glass Contains Spirits thought of names revealed by the use of a Ouija Board
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 349
David Berglas The Power of Darkness spirit cabinet routine
  • Spirit Message, Modern Style
  • Seeing is Believing
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 352
Luke Jermay The Kats Kradle spectator marks a body part on a piece of paper, PK sensation and revealing of additional information
Inspired by 2003 Building Blocks 75
Stephen Minch The Stigmata of Cthulhu stigmata marks appear on skin of spectators, with sound effects from hidden sound device, stooge faints
Also published here 2009 The Book of Forgotten Secrets 17
Stephen Minch The Music of Erich Zann séance performance, metronome starts moving and violin and music box start playing under glass bowl
Also published here 2009 The Book of Forgotten Secrets 89
Oliver Meech Voodoo Business Card Red mark drawn on spectator on a drawing of a human on a business card corresponds to a red mark appearing on magician's shirt
2010 Plot Twists 52
John Carney Spirit Whitsle whistle on string starts to make sounds, card is revealed
2011 Mr. Mysto's Wizard Academy 73
Alberto de Figueiredo Más Allá chosen word from magazine appears on slate
2013 Magia Demente 73
Christian Scherer Der Sohn des Hofmusikanten combination of Ball and Vase and the Ghost Music Box
Inspired byRelated to 2014 Schlaglichter 71
Dr. Stanley Jaks Miniature Rapping Hand rapping noise from a small box
Related toAlso published here 2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 193
Christoph Borer Die Séance - Einleitung chapter intro on seance
2018 Mentale Notizen 165
Christoph Borer Der Äussere Ablauf on the construction of a seance
  • Der Ort (location)
  • Anzahl Teilnehmer (amount of participants)
  • Der Weg zum Raum (path to the seance room)
  • Der Helfer (the assistant)
  • Die Begrüssung (the reception)
  • Der Ablauf der Séance (cycle of a seance)
  • Der Dunkelteil (the part in complete darkness)
2018 Mentale Notizen 168
Christoph Borer Das Massenpendeln group pendulum experience, ideas, tips and a routine, in the context of seance
Related to 2018 Mentale Notizen 178
Christoph Borer Der zerbrochene Bleistift pencil breaks
2018 Mentale Notizen 182
Christoph Borer Die herunterfallenden Gegenstände objects fall on the floor
2018 Mentale Notizen 183
Christoph Borer Die Wegbrenn-Schrift writing on paper changes from "are you present" to "yes", applying heat
2018 Mentale Notizen 187
Christoph Borer Esoterische Begleitung esoteric company to add to routines, props and concepts
2018 Mentale Notizen 250