108 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Divination / Mind Reading / by Assistant
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Les Cartes Devinées, les Yeux Bandés spectator selects a bunch of cards and shuffles them, medium comes on stage, then with blindfold and without the performer saying a word all cards are named
1784 La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 39
Unknown Gedankenübertragung - 1. Methode - 1. Experiment mit Karten medium on chair divines selected cards, marked and coded by performer in way he holds the card
Mar. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 3) 39
Unknown Gedankenübertragung - 3. Methode medium blindfolded with black hood, medium draws picture of chosen object, draws chosen landscape, draws chosen playing cards and coin
Related to Sep. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 9) 137
Unknown Zur Tachypsychographie oder Hellsehen by "C. K. from Hannover", placement on table cloth codes card to assistant, code of silence, also other objects like coins possible
Related to Oct. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 10) 153
Tom Sellers Card Telepathy
1927 Tricks That Work 13
Theodore Annemann The Two Person Location two bottom cards code two selections to assistant in other room, stacked
Related to 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 20
Al Baker Me and Miss Missus coding card to assistent, stacked pack
1935 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Second Book) 119
Orville Wayne Meyer A Practical Card Code verbal
Variations 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 7) 26
Theodore Annemann Thoughts in the Air medium divines card and object in room, code via cards
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 14) 70
Unknown Tricks with Assistant as the Medium two methods, medium divines cards or finds selections, culling key cards together
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 21
Unknown Codes for Mind Reading with Cards
  • Talking Code (First Method)
  • Talking Code (Second Method)
  • Silent Code (Method One)
  • Silent Code (Method Two)
  • Silent Code for Confederate
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 22
Theodore Annemann The New Double Telepathy Routine uses the box from Mental Masterpiece + Index, spectator and performer think of a card and try to guess the card of the other
1935 Mental Bargain Effects 7
Robert Parrish The Psychic Knows three cards divined by medium, stacked deck
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 86
U. F. Grant Thought Transference assistant names selection when he returns into room, code with one-way cards
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 163
Theodore Annemann Two Person Location two bottom cards code two selections to assistant in other room, stacked
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 213
Clayton Brown The Knockout bottom cards code selections to assistant in other room, stacked
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 234
Unknown Card Telepathy medium in other room divines card, code
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 291
Unknown Sight Unseen medium in other room divines card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 292
Unknown Miracle Code medium in other room divines card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 292
Unknown Telepathic Cards medium in other room divines cards, pocket writing
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 293
Unknown Toy Telephone Reading medium divines cards
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 293
Howard Albright Duo-Mentality medium in other room divines card, code with pencil
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 293
Unknown The Voice of the Spirit code for assistant in other room
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 349
Theodore Annemann Parallel Thoughts one of four freely take cards is selected, medium finds out which one
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1936/37) 183
Frank Lane Mind Reading at a Distance assistant in other room names cards touched by spectator
1938 Greater Magic 897
Clayton Rawson Behind That Door! medium in another room divines cards, color, word with various methods
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 322
Harold Denhart Thought Across Space medium finds card, center tear and gaffed "Instanto" deck
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 680
Walter B. Gibson Key Location Medium finds selection in shuffled deck, coding using stacking principle
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 121) 707
Joseph Ovette The Whispering Thought assistant in other room divines card
1940 Fast Ones 11
Walter B. Gibson Lost in the Shuffle medium reveals three cards, pocket writing on playing card
Variations 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 2) 6
Frank Thomas On the Head spectator thinks of a word, medium divines it and writes the word on a playing card
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 6) 23
Eddie Joseph The Mental Marvel silent code for medium with arrangement on stage of spectator, table, chair
1942 Greater Card Tricks 84
Eddie Joseph Distant Thought Penetration silent code for medium to which is brought pad and pen
1942 Greater Card Tricks 87
James G. Thompson Jr. Digit-Telepathy medium reveals card
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 26) 109
Unknown Telepathy without Tears medium reveals number or playing card, non-verbal code with positioning of coins on a magazine
Feb. 1946 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 9) 191
James G. Thompson Jr. XX one of four cards is selected and packet wrapped with a rubber band, medium divines card
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 151) 610
John Hamilton Folder! coding a card by a folded sheet of paper
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 160) 643
Al Baker Baker's Eight-Card Trick using assistent and code
1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 302
Al Baker Parlor Telepathy similar to "silent code"
1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 313
Al Baker Impossible! cool method... READ IT
1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 315
Cyril Marriott An Amazing Demonstration five cards are selected, medium finds all and gives them to the people who originally selected them
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 219) 876
Harry Banderob The Cards and Slates with medium on stage, coding card by flashing bottom card
1951 Psychic Magic - Vol. 1 28
Fred Fletcher Eye Cue code for cards
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 223) 892
Edward Marlo Effect No. 2 assistant names peeked-at card
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 1
Eddie Joseph The Mystery of the Unknown Card deck shuffled face-up/face-down, any face-down card chosen and mixed with some face-up cards, it is divined by medium
1951 More Dumbfounders with Cards 16
Stylesmith Lost in the Shuffle - Again blindfolded medium reveals selected cards and describes owners
Inspired by 1954 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 300) 1199
John Hamilton Code in the Chest coding card using case and table
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 307) 26
Theodore Annemann Thoughts in the Air medium divines card and object in room, code via cards
1956 Annemann's "No Code" Telepathy 10
Jack Yates Three Thoughts Alone cards are written on a sheet, medium divines them
Related to 1956 Minds in Duplicate 7
Jack Yates The Five Cards Problem five cards written on a slate and one is circled, medium divines the card
1956 Minds in Duplicate 18
Jack Yates Mental Tuition four people select a card, medium names color of first, suit of second, value of third and complete card of fourth spectator
1956 Minds in Duplicate 29
James G. Thompson Jr. Tarot Telepathy medium divines selection
1956 Top Secrets of Magic 83
Dr. Spencer Thornton Two Man Mentalism medium divines three selected card
1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 24
Karl Fulves Hell's Bells medium rings bell on selected card, including variation by Aaron Wainer
Nov. 1965 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 1) 2
Karl Fulves Method for Madness medium in other room, card cut to in borrowed deck in darkness with flashlight, medium divines card, then has actual card in hand
Related to Feb. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 4) 22
Ned Rutledge, James G. Thompson Jr. Medium Rare edgemarked deck and code
1967 Between Two Minds 26
James G. Thompson Jr. Sympathesia medium removes selected card from a deck, two decks, easy code
1967 Between Two Minds 30
Ned Rutledge, James G. Thompson Jr. Two Minutes to Telepathy easy two person code, word for values and suits
Related to 1967 Between Two Minds 32
Ben Christopher Other Voices card and color divined by medium in other room
Related to July 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 9) 191
Ben Christopher Other Voices II three spectator choose cards, medium behind screen divines them, red-black gray code, see p. 200 for further references
Related to Aug. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 10) 201
Alan Shaxon Card Mentalism for Two four people select a card and card is put in envelope, then one envelope is chosen, medium knows who's card it is and reveals it's identity
1970 My Kind of Magic 46
Jack Kent Tillar Tiptoe Telepathy medium divines playing cards singly and also a bunch of cards, then she reverses a card in another room which is the same card the audience constructed
1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 51) 251
Tan Hock Chuan 'The Devil... You Say!' medium finds three selections
1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 58) 289
Unknown Special Delivery
Related to 1972 The Living End 38
Paul Morris Nothing to Do assistant names selection, or position of selection in deck
1972 The Living End 39
Unknown The Mysterious Walking Stick card code with a stick
1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 4) 49
John Bragoli Collected Thoughts with medium, one spectator remembers a word and another a card, very clever
1975 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 4) 194
Karl Fulves Two-Person Telepathy a medium finds both cards
Inspired by 1977 The Magic Book 134
Unknown Kartenfinden mit Medium Person in other room locates selection in deck
1978 Einfach Wunderbar — Wunderbar Einfach 67
Terry Nosek Tuning In... during radio interview, host selects a card and calls a person who divines card, hole in business card to select number
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 216) 1079
Victor Marsh Found selection returned to cased deck, medium in other room finds selection
Variations 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 20) 1258
Unknown Time Will Tell No. 37, medium divines the time set on spectator's watch and the card he stopped at
1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 59
Karl Fulves A Room Away No. 38, selection returned to cased deck, medium in other room finds selection
Inspired by 1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 61
Kathi DeFrancis, Steve Aldrich Mind Touch blindfolded medium divines cards
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 234) 1169
Kathi DeFrancis, Steve Aldrich Secret Assistant two-person act, prediction of a named card, bulldog clip
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 235) 1173
Philip T. Goldstein Beam groups selects a card verbally, and one card is selected, medium divines both cards
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 238) 1189
Karl Fulves Parallel Lines "Leverage" over phone, medium is called and divines spectator's and performer's card, parallel principle, see also p. 17
Related to 1980 Parallel Lines 9
Karl Fulves Five Card Stud four cards code fifth one
Related to 1980 Parallel Lines 32
Karl Fulves Fill The Blank three cards removed by spectator, fourth by performer, fifth by spectator and signed, read off to medium in any order which names the fifth card
1980 Parallel Lines 33
Karl Fulves Selectrik four cards outjogged by spectator, one by performer, any card is turned over, assistant comes in the room and names selected card
Related to 1980 Parallel Lines 34
Howard A. Adams Two Two Two based on Pairsee, medium in other room gets rest of ESP cards and finds two selections
Related to 1980 OICUFESP (Issue 3 - FURTHER brand new esp card miracles) 5
Howard A. Adams khup of Khuffee ESP cards are laid out on table and with the aid of a goblet and a ribbon two cards are selected, medium divines chosen cards
1980 OICUFESP (Issue 4 - esp card & mental miracles RETURN) 3
Bill Voss Instant Rapport easy to teach/learn code, code words on back of long-short-pairs
Aug. 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 8) 524
Al Baker Al Baker's Two Person Presentation alone or with medium
Also published here 1983 Paul Fox's Miracle Gimmick 22
Joseph Dunninger Publicity Effects card is divined and medium finds chosen card in the other room
1984 Publicity Secrets 9
Theodore Annemann A Si Stebbins Kink blindfolded medium removes a card with same suit and one with same value as selection, first published 1924
1984 Magic from the Parade #1 22
Gary Kurtz Two Heads Are Better Than One a friend locates a card, stooged with some simple instructions
1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 21
Theophil "Philius" Weidmann Transmental-Express medium reveals chosen card
1995 Hellsehen... ...kinderleicht 29
Frederick Braue Three Card Mediumistic three spectators remove cards from deck, medium divines them, top cards code selections
Related to 1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 18
Karl Fulves One is for Circle three ESP cards selected, then one of those removed, other two cards given to medium who reveals chosen card, card counting and positional code on table
Related to 1997 Underworld (Issue 6) 82
Simon Lovell Double Trouble two magicians perform in different parts of the room, one cannot find card and other magicians shouts out name, repeated
1997 Simon Says! 115
Karl Fulves Just The Fax "Unsolved Mysteries"
photocopy of playing card mess faxed to medium who faxes back selection, posed as a problem
1998 The Fine Print (Issue 8) 234
Ellis Stanyon (d) Mind-Reading medium knows stack
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 107
Ellis Stanyon Chosen Cards Are Discovered by a Blindfolded Assistant No. 15, long cards in short deck
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 220
Doug Canning Quiet Time coding value of a card, by holding a card
2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 137
Al Baker Vocalepathy alone or with medium
VariationsAlso published here 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 593
Al Baker Tricks I Like - 1. stacked, medium finds three chosen cards, bottom cards code them
Related to 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magazines) 674
Unknown Vent Mental ventriloquism, see p. 333 for solution
Inspired by
  • "Satan, Cantor, and Infinity" (Smullyan)
Related to
2003 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 324
Karl Fulves Overthrow cut deeper force applied to red/black alternating set-up
Related to 2003 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 329
Karl Fulves Air Mail Special two cards secretly shot from deck above spectator's head to confederate à la Paper balls over the head
2004 Under Tension 49
Karl Fulves Band Speech coding with rubber band around deck
2004 Under Tension 56
Steve Beam Sans Cards binary code using objects to transmit card to medium
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 218
Michael Powers Code 5 five cards removed from deck, one hidden, assistant is shown other four cards and names fifth one, repeat in which a card is cased and divined
Inspired by 2006 Power Plays 119
Karl Fulves Intelligent Design ten ESP cards (or other cards, items) mixed and put in a row in a stand, a few turned over, medium enters room and divines all the hidden ones
  • Picture Perfect
  • Conditions of Note
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Up & Down
  • The Routine
  • With Playing Cards
2007 Prolix (Issue 3) 203
Karl Fulves Nonconformist deck separated by colors, two cards openly exchanged, medium removes two cards, one from each half, the red card suddenly comes from original color again
2008 Prolix (Issue 5) 298
Karl Fulves Late Nite Strippers medium locates card, or performer, reversal method in hands of performer, with a poker deal application with four selections, pick-a-card poker
2010 Prolix (Issue 8) 504
Simon Aronson Medium, Well-Done Two person act, person is sent out of room, later comes back and is able to locate selected card
2014 Art Decko 270
Alexander Hansford Notes
  • Culling in
  • Accomplice
  • Fooling magicians
2018 Kino. 106