48 entries in Mental Magic / Principles / Glimpsing
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Paul Rosini The Mystery of the Blackboard information written on blackboard is divined blindfolded, see name index for attribution
Related toVariations 1934 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 1) 4
Paul Rosini Gesture-Remark Glimpse performer turns around briefly to make a remark and back, secretly glimpses required information
Related to 1934 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 1) 4
Peter Warlock Pencil Note on Nail secret cue sheet, recipe
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 55) 390
Unknown Fake Blindfold so assistant can see arm signals, see p. 120
1944 The Art of Illusion 121
Eddie Joseph Turn-Around Glimpse performer turns around briefly to make a remark and back, secretly glimpses required information
1947 Heart Throb 5
Dr. William Weyeneth Amélioration d'un vieux truc two methods to apply alcohol on envelope to glimpse card, followed by german translation "Verbesserung eines alten Trick"
Dec. 1947 La Baguette Magique (Issue 18) 7
C. E. Young The Invisible Window special design for window envelope, peek
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 26
Bill Pugley Bill Pugley's Sight! peek method with index cards, stack with a hole
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 240) 960
Unknown Der Künstler als Hellseher button as shiner
1952 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 13 No. 5) 51
Dr. Stanley Jaks Taped selected objects, one selected and put in a pill box which is attached to an index card with scotch tape, object is divined
Also published here 1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 303) 9
Robert Parrish Telepathic Drawings design duplication with slates, wet slate as mirror
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 195
Gene "Phantini" Grant Psychia-Trik spectator turns over and choses a card, performer finds it
Related to 1955 Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 8
Gene "Phantini" Grant Miracle Design Duplication with slates
1955 Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 13
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks Markierungstrick divination of year and name, both written down by performer and spectator on cards, with card stand, glimpse with mirror
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 36
Dr. Stanley Jaks Röntgenaugen selected objects, one selected and put in a pill box which is attached to an index card with scotch tape, object is divined
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 60
Don Nielsen, Karl Fulves Nor Eyes To See With
  • performer finds red card in black packet behind back
  • circled number on paper is divined behind back
  • set time on watch revealed behind back
fiber optic tube, see also p. 320 for idea by Harold Bester, p. 644 & p. 728 for comments by Syd Bergson & Karl Fulves
Related toVariations Nov. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 1) 291
Eddie Joseph Turn-Around Glimpse performer turns around briefly to make a remark and back, secretly glimpses required information
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 62
Paul Siegel Insight Hindsight drawing duplication, paper covered with book
1972 Doorway to Delusion 33
B.C. Milnov Mind Mirror single card divination, one out of a group is touched, tv as mirror
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 137) 682
Harvey Rosenthal Mental Marvel number written on business card put in wallet, number is divined
1976 Close-Up Sampler — Part 2 9
Burling Hull Number-Vision Flight spectator writes three-digit number on a slate, performer divines it, palmed diminishing mirror
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 13
Joseph Dunninger, Burling Hull Dunninger's "Television" spectator makes simple geometric drawing, performer duplicates it, three versions
  • Method 1. With Cards (shiny reflective card)
  • Method 2. With Note-Book (reflector card inside notebook)
  • Method 3. With Bare Hands (mirror/reflector on back of hand)
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 28
Orville Wayne Meyer Page Peek
1977 Of Words and Wizards 4
Orville Wayne Meyer The PR Device design for peek wallet, inspired by Dr. Jaks' "Private Reading Plus"
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 204) 1019
Frederick M. Shields Stratagem design duplication, glimpsing the design with the aid of a stationary box for blank cards
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 214) 1068
Larry Becker Spectromental
  • Effect #1: color of poker chip in cardboard box is predicted, other two are divined
  • Effect #2: drawing in cardboard box is divined
1979 The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 44
Lee Noble Hind-Sight special pair of glasses, mirror
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 226) 1128
Karroll Priest Midnight Madness design duplication, with optical illusion disc, mirror
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 272) 1357
Basil Horwitz The Challenge Book Test spectator takes any book and choses any word, which he writes on a blank card, word is divined
Related toAlso published here 1981 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz 9
Jonathan Yarbrough Touch of Class design duplication, case for business cards as shiner
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 274) 1368
Gordon Hoener Split Image wide angle mirror as shiner, design duplication
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 292) 1458
Al Mann Peeking Envelope with window
1982 Of Gifts and Talents 2
Daniel Kalanowski X-Ray as Daniel Kalinowski, deck switched to deck with holes in center, peek
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3) 12
Alessandro de Luca, Theophil "Philius" Weidmann Klein - aber oho! spectator writes word on torn cover of matchbook, which is then placed behind matches, word is divined
1983 Ueber das Wesen der Mentalmagie 15
Basil Horwitz Der Horwitz-Buchtest spectator takes any book and choses any word, which he writes on a blank card, word is divined
Also published here July 1990 Intermagic (Vol. 15 No. 3) 97
Richard Bartram, Jr. Mullica Peek with Mullica Wallet
1997 Trephine 141
Paul Rosini Gesture-Remark Glimpse
Related to 2001 Kardz 8
Patrick Page Pocketed Cards three cards are placed in different pockets, cards and locations are divined
2011 Magic Page by Page 91
Dr. Stanley Jaks Another Touch divination of year and name, both written down by performer and spectator on cards, with card stand, glimpse with mirror
Also published here 2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 95
Dr. Stanley Jaks Private Reading Plus peek wallet
2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 207
Dr. Stanley Jaks Taped selected objects, one selected and put in a pill box which is attached to an index card with scotch tape, object is divined
Also published here 2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 230
Larry Becker Peeking a Drawing
2016 The Performance Pieces & Divertissements of the Famous Handsome Jack, etc. 86
Andy (The Jerx) Passion of Donny Ackerman Divine word written on billet - presentation is about stopping time. Spectator feels a tickle on hand during the moment time stopped
2016 The Jerx 83
Andy (The Jerx) Shutterlock Divine words written on billet - presentation involves taking a group photo of spectators imagining reacting to the words they wrote
2016 The Jerx 97
Alex Ng Rubik's Playmate Spectator thinks of a color on a Rubik's cube and an animal, magician produces a photo prediction of that animal in that color
2016 The Ace Assembly All-Star Lecture Notes 76
Anthony Owen The Caravan Peek peek with business cards
2017 Secrets 85
Philipp Ganglberger Design Duplication close-up design duplication on small blank cards, performer stops spectator at card with his drawing and the duplicates it
2018 Seminarheft 3
Allan Ackerman A Cheap Thought "(An inexpensive thought transmitter)"
information written on a business card by spectator, it is lost in a stack of cards, performer secretly glimpses it
Inspired by
  • marketed Harvey Rosenthal item from the 1960s
2019 Card Theater 59