102 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Divination / Mind Reading / by Assistant
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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
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
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 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 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 10) 153
Tom Sellers Card Telepathy
Tricks That Work 13
Theodore Annemann The Two Person Location two bottom cards code two selections to assistant in other room, stacked
Related to SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 20
Al Baker Me and Miss Missus coding card to assistent, stacked pack
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Second Book) 119
Orville Wayne Meyer A Practical Card Code verbal
Variations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 7) 26
Theodore Annemann Thoughts in the Air medium divines card and object in room, code via cards
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
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
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
Mental Bargain Effects 7
Robert Parrish The Psychic Knows three cards divined by medium, stacked deck
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
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 163
Theodore Annemann Two Person Location two bottom cards code two selections to assistant in other room, stacked
Related to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 213
Clayton Brown The Knockout bottom cards code selections to assistant in other room, stacked
Related to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 234
Unknown Card Telepathy medium in other room divines card, code
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 291
Unknown Sight Unseen medium in other room divines card
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 292
Unknown Miracle Code medium in other room divines card
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 292
Unknown Telepathic Cards medium in other room divines cards, pocket writing
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 293
Unknown Toy Telephone Reading medium divines cards
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 293
Howard Albright Duo-Mentality medium in other room divines card, code with pencil
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 293
Unknown The Voice of the Spirit code for assistant in other room
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 349
Theodore Annemann Parallel Thoughts one of four freely take cards is selected, medium finds out which one
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
Greater Magic 897
Clayton Rawson Behind That Door! medium in another room divines cards, color, word with various methods
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 322
Harold Denhart Thought Across Space medium finds card, center tear and gaffed "Instanto" deck
The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 680
Walter B. Gibson Key Location Medium finds selection in shuffled deck, coding using stacking principle
The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 121) 707
Joseph Ovette The Whispering Thought assistant in other room divines card
Fast Ones 11
Walter B. Gibson Lost in the Shuffle medium reveals three cards, pocket writing on playing card
Variations 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
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 6) 23
James G. Thompson Jr. Digit-Telepathy medium reveals card
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
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
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 151) 610
John Hamilton Folder! coding a card by a folded sheet of paper
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 160) 643
Al Baker Baker's Eight-Card Trick using assistent and code
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 302
Al Baker Parlor Telepathy similar to "silent code"
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 313
Al Baker Impossible! cool method... READ IT
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
The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 219) 876
Harry Banderob The Cards and Slates with medium on stage, coding card by flashing bottom card
Psychic Magic - Vol. 1 28
Fred Fletcher Eye Cue code for cards
The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 223) 892
Edward Marlo Effect No. 2 assistant names peeked-at card
The Marlo Miracle Deck 1
Stylesmith Lost in the Shuffle - Again blindfolded medium reveals selected cards and describes owners
Inspired by The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 300) 1199
John Hamilton Code in the Chest coding card using case and table
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 307) 26
Theodore Annemann Thoughts in the Air medium divines card and object in room, code via cards
Annemann's "No Code" Telepathy 10
Jack Yates Three Thoughts Alone cards are written on a sheet, medium divines them
Related to Minds in Duplicate 7
Jack Yates The Five Cards Problem five cards written on a slate and one is circled, medium divines the card
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
Minds in Duplicate 29
James G. Thompson Jr. Tarot Telepathy medium divines selection
Top Secrets of Magic 83
Dr. Spencer Thornton Two Man Mentalism medium divines three selected card
Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 24
Karl Fulves Hell's Bells medium rings bell on selected card, including variation by Aaron Wainer
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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 4) 22
Ned Rutledge, James G. Thompson Jr. Medium Rare edgemarked deck and code
Between Two Minds 26
James G. Thompson Jr. Sympathesia medium removes selected card from a deck, two decks, easy code
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 Between Two Minds 32
Ben Christopher Other Voices card and color divined by medium in other room
Related to 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 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
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
The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 51) 251
Tan Hock Chuan 'The Devil... You Say!' medium finds three selections
The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 58) 289
Unknown Special Delivery
Related to The Living End 38
Paul Morris Nothing to Do assistant names selection, or position of selection in deck
The Living End 39
Unknown The Mysterious Walking Stick card code with a stick
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 4) 49
John Bragoli Collected Thoughts with medium, one spectator remembers a word and another a card, very clever
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 4) 194
Karl Fulves Two-Person Telepathy a medium finds both cards
Inspired by The Magic Book 134
Unknown Kartenfinden mit Medium Person in other room locates selection in deck
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
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 216) 1079
Victor Marsh Found selection returned to cased deck, medium in other room finds selection
Variations 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
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 Self-Working Mental Magic 61
Kathi DeFrancis, Steve Aldrich Mind Touch blindfolded medium divines cards
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 234) 1169
Kathi DeFrancis, Steve Aldrich Secret Assistant two-person act, prediction of a named card, bulldog clip
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
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 Parallel Lines 9
Karl Fulves Five Card Stud four cards code fifth one
Related to 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
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 Parallel Lines 34
Bill Voss Instant Rapport easy to teach/learn code, code words on back of long-short-pairs
Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 8) 524
Al Baker Al Baker's Two Person Presentation alone or with medium
Also published here Paul Fox's Miracle Gimmick 22
Joseph Dunninger Publicity Effects card is divined and medium finds chosen card in the other room
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
Magic from the Parade #1 22
Gary Kurtz Two Heads Are Better Than One a friend locates a card, stooged with some simple instructions
Prinzipien in der Praxis 21
Theophil "Philius" Weidmann Transmental-Express medium reveals chosen card
Hellsehen... ...kinderleicht 29
Frederick Braue Three Card Mediumistic three spectators remove cards from deck, medium divines them, top cards code selections
Related to 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 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
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
The Fine Print (Issue 8) 234
Ellis Stanyon (d) Mind-Reading medium knows stack
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 107
Ellis Stanyon Chosen Cards Are Discovered by a Blindfolded Assistant No. 15, long cards in short deck
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 220
Doug Canning Quiet Time coding value of a card, by holding a card
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 137
Al Baker Vocalepathy alone or with medium
VariationsAlso published here 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 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
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 324
Karl Fulves Overthrow cut deeper force applied to red/black alternating set-up
Related to 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
Under Tension 49
Karl Fulves Band Speech coding with rubber band around deck
Under Tension 56
Steve Beam Sans Cards binary code using objects to transmit card to medium
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 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
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
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
Prolix (Issue 8) 504
Alexander Hansford Notes
  • Culling in
  • Accomplice
  • Fooling magicians
Kino. 106