89 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Spelling / Thought-of Cards
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Theodore Annemann A New Thought Card Spelling Effect
The Book Without A Name 14
Unknown Mental Spelling progressive spelling set-up
Mental Magic with Cards 17
Theodore Annemann Magic vs. Mindreading two decks, spectator puts one in pocket, from the other he selects a card mentally, card is spelled in both decks and the last card is the thought of
Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 5
Bob Hummer The Puzzling Speller progressive set-up, dealing placement
Related toAlso published here The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 83
Theodore Annemann Think of a Card one of eighteen, card spelled out, short card
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 65
Unknown Thought Spelling progressive set-up, three spectators
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 53
Henry Christ Spell Me! thought-of card, progressive set-up
Related toVariations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 30) 195
Unknown Quadruple Spelling progressive set-up, four spectators
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 54
Theodore Annemann Another Thought Spelling progressive set-up
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 54
Jimmy Kater Improved Spelling Trick progressive set-up
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 55
Unknown Think It - Spell It progressive set-up with eight cards
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 55
Commander Slayton Spelling a Card merely Thought Of: Commander Slayton's Method
Variations Greater Magic 315
John Northern Hilliard J.N. Hilliard's Method thought-of speller, ten-card set-up
Greater Magic 317
Alphonso Much Thought three thought-of cards found by spelling, two decks, progressive spelling set-up
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39) 367
Unknown Simultaneous Magic four decks, four people think of a card and later spell it (progressive spelling set-up)
More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 41
Theodore Annemann Magic versus Mentalism thought of card is spelled to from two decks, progressive spelling set-up
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 52) 363
Unknown Multi-Spelling Trick "The repeat Spelling of Mentally Selected Cards"
Variations Expert Card Technique 347
Eddie Joseph The Final Speller a few cards chosen, one of them though of, it is spelled to without adjustments
Greater Card Tricks 39
Frederick Mosteller Bravo! five decks, multiple phase mental speller, suits spelled and values counted (count-spell), see Back Room reference for corrections
Related toVariations The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 49) 200
Frederick Mosteller Encore! spelling to the thought of card, gaffed deck, count-spell
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 58) 236
Frederick Mosteller, Frederick Braue, Orville Wayne Meyer Encore Spelling to the thought of card, gaffed deck, three versions, count-spell
Related to My Best 103
Unknown Thought Stealer progressive set up
Variations The Royal Road to Card Magic 23
Vern Schoneck Spellbound two variations of a speller, spectator thinks of a card in the deck, performer puts cards on by one on spectator's hand, who spells his card in his mind, the last letter is his card
The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 142) 570
Ronald B. Edwards X-Spell-I-Mental mental speller
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 161) 648
Cardini Cardini's Mind Reading Card Trick No. 16, one of six cards thought-of, shuffled back in half the deck, then spelled to, six duplicates and progressive spelling set-up
Scarne on Card Tricks 33
Gerald Kosky Tricky Mentalist thought-of card is spelled to
The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 276) 1103
Dai Vernon Mental Spell progressive set-up
The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 177
Lin Searles Doublethink Speller as Lynn Searles, cut deck in three piles, cards are mentally selected and found by spelling
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958) 33
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Tele-Mental one to four spectators get cards, think of one, mental speller
The Cardiste (Issue 7) 8
Edward Marlo Mental Spell is this Paul Rosini's? Fingertip peeked at card is spelled to, progressive spelling set-up
Estimation 49
Dai Vernon Mental Spell one of ten, multiple out, setup??
Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 41
Paul Swinford Duo-Spell two thought-of cards, sixteen card set-up
Related to Faro Fantasy 30
Edward Marlo Speller Presentation thought-of spelling with progressive set-up and optional prediction (billet index)
Expert Card Conjuring 86
Paul Swinford Duo Spell two mentally chosen cards spelled out, see p. 206 for references and mention of Swinford & Cairy's "Computer Cards"/"Cyberdeck"
Related toAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 9) 194
Edward Marlo Multiple Mental Spell four spectators spell down to mentally selected cards, stack, second method with bank of twenty-four duplicates (page 182)
Expert Card Mysteries 179
Roy Walton The Helensburgh Speller
The Devil's Playthings 56
Joseph K. Schmidt JKSpell packet, progressive spelling set-up, see also p. 864 for credit information
Inspired by
  • "Magic Spell" (Dai Vernon, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Oct. 1946, p. 259)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 4) 861
Roger Smith Think-Spell - And the Great Invisible Pass thought-of card spelled to, then put in center and comes back to top, progressive set-up
Smith's Mini-Lecture Notes No. 1 5
Unknown Thought Speller No. 30, card from small packet thought-of, later found when another spectator says stop as cards are removed from pocket one by one
Self-Working Card Tricks 48
Alex Elmsley, Frederick Mosteller another encore red & black card thought of, they are spelled to after some shuffling (see Legendary Kabbala for Elmsley credit)
Inspired byRelated to Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 12) 153
Harry Lorayne Cast and Instant Spell progressive spelling set-up
The Magic Book 151
Roger Smith, Steve Saunders, Ron Hicks The Spell of a Good Magician three thought-of cards spelled to, they then change to Aces to match a fourth card, faro
Innovative Magic No. 1 9
Allan Slaight Slaight's Sequel mental speller
The Chronicles (Issue 6) 1116
Ken De Courcy Mental Choice
Super Spell 7
Bob Hummer The Puzzling Speller progressive set-up, dealing placement
Also published here Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 1
Jeff Altman Short and Sweet progressive set-up
Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 9) 532
Max Abrams Max Abrams version for puzzling speller and highlighting mistake in original description
Related to Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 112
Derek Dingle Miracle Mental Spell to two freely thought of cards, count-spell principle
Related to The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 169
Charles T. Jordan Speaking of Pink Elephants ad from 1916 with color changing deck, glued pairs, later 1919 variation with glued pairs and also normal cards in between like in Menetekel, also with spelling and across phase
A History of the Brainwave Principle 15
Paul Swinford Duo Spell No. 84, two mentally chosen cards spelled out
Also published here More Self-Working Card Tricks 126
Stewart James Doublethink spelling trick with story line, works with Si Stebbins
Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 282
Edward Marlo Mental Spell spelled to thought-of card card
Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 242
Frederick Braue Mental Telepathy Stack four spectators think of a card from a group, they're spelled out, progressive spellers (1935)
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 1
Unknown Thought Card Detection (1938)
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 19
Frederick Braue 2) Mental Speller
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 13
Edward Marlo A Spelling Miracle spectator spells to freely thought of card
Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 301
Sam Leo Horowitz Mental Spelling progressive set up
The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 3 xvii
Frederick Braue The Thought Stealer one of six cards, progressive spelling, using Braue Memorized Deck
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 4
James Swain Shocked prediction card in pocket finds one selection by spelling and matches another thought of selection
Inspired by Don't Blink 37
Frederick Braue, Dai Vernon Vernon Plus Braue thought-of cards from eight-card packet found via a spelling and down-under procedure
Related to The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 4
Frederick Braue The Card You Took eight cards, progressive spelling, using Braue Memorized Deck
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 3
Edward Marlo Predicted Mental Spell spelling effect with predictions on billets
The Olram File (Issue 16) 3
Philip T. Goldstein Spellastic Aces lost, one thought-of, Jack of Clubs appears reversed in deck and thought-of Ace is spelled from there
Profile (Issue 17) 1
Peter Duffie The Psychic Speller with packet of ten cards
Card Selection 9
Al Saal Addition to Commander Slayton's Spelling Trick
Related to More Greater Magic 1225
Tom Daugherty Under your Spell one card is thought of
Variations Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 2) 2326
Paul Rosini Paul Rosini's Spelling Trick with a Mentally Chosen Card progressive set-up
More Greater Magic 1205
John Northern Hilliard Hilliard's Spelling Trick with a Mentally Chosen Card progressive set-up
More Greater Magic 1205
Jean Hugard, Roberto Giobbi, Arthur Finley Thought Stealer spectator spells name of his thought of card, progressive set-up
Inspired by Card College — Volume 1 49
Peter Duffie Spell Or Deal, It's Up to You! Spectator thinks of any card in packet, magician divines it, then choose to either down/under deal to it or spell to it.
Effortless Card Magic 118
Peter Duffie Elucidation one of thirteen thought of
N.D.E. — A Near Deck Experience 11
Marty Kane Part Three - Using 6 Target Cards
  • The Spell of Royalty
  • Variation #1
  • Variation #2
  • Pellmell Spell
  • Variation #1
  • Variation #2
  • Variation #3
  • Spelling and Think-King
  • Variation #1
  • Variation #2
  • Parallel Spell
  • Variation
  • Clientele Under Your Spell
  • Variation
  • Monthly Spells
  • Variation
  • Blanking Out Spells
  • Variation for Two Spectators
  • Variation for Three Spectators
Related to The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 66) 1325
Barry Levy Impossible Revelation reprint of instructions, first marketed in 1978 by Tannen
card thought of and then spelled to, using a deck with seventeen double enders, progressive spelling
Related to The Fine Print (Issue 5) 98
Simon Aronson Worker Bees Spelling trick to three selections (two chosen and one thought of) using UnDo Influence
Related toVariations Try the Impossible 37
Al Baker To Spell Mentally Chosen Card stacked deck
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 738
Steven Youell Dead Solid Perfect card thought of from a group, progressive set up, made impromptu
Inspired by Weapons of Mass Destruction 18
Joseph K. Schmidt Computer Virus Killer "A Novel Revelation of Two Thought Cards"
two spectators think cards from a five-card and six-card group, involving virus gag card
  • The History (credit information and references)
Inspired by
  • "Brain Twister" (Ben Braude, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Oct. 1946)
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 429
Karl Fulves Virus Variation
Inspired by Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 431
Robin Robertson, Peter Duffie R & D's Count Spell Extra composite card, count-spelling to any card composed by suit and value separately chosen
Prolix (Issue 2) 101
Stewart James The Robot Deck Stack that allows you to do seven routines in a row

Mental Spell, Straight Poker, Stud Poker, Blackjack, Bridge, Scrambled Spelling Bee, Prophetic Card Discovery
The Essential Stewart James 53
Stewart James The Clincher Spelling to thought of cards with a poker theme
Also published here
  • typewritten instructions, Aug 1947
The Essential Stewart James 71
Woody Aragon The Cheerleader thought of card from a pile of cards is spelled to
A Book in English 107
Tom Gagnon Double Miracle card thought of from a group, another card selected, one card spelled to and the other found at named number, using Versatile Spread Control
Avant-Cards 58
Doug Conn Impossible Speller Mentally selected card revealed by spelled to it.
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 21
Max Maven Composite Speller Deck is cut and half given to each of two spectators. Each thinks of a card in their half. The value of one card is combined with the suit of the other. The deck is reassembled and the composite card spelled. It turns up at the final letter.
Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 155
Bob Farmer Another Psychological Discovery card thought of and card selected, thought-of card is used to spell to selection
Inspired by The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 3
Bob Farmer Gaffus Maximus thought-of card is named and spelled to, it's the only odd-backed card
Variations The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 19
Steve Beam Spellbreaker mentally constructed card is spelled and found
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 101
Steve Beam Ballistic Spellbreaker mixture of Spell Weaver and Spellbreaker
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 104