84 entries in Book / Magazine Test
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Charles T. Jordan Telepathic Foresight chosen ad from magazine predicted
1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 37
Theodore Annemann The One-Man 'Genuine' Magazine Test three magazines, fake cover ploy
1931 The Book Without A Name 46
Theodore Annemann A Rule of the Thumb book / magazine test
1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 8
Theodore Annemann The Double Ad Test ads selected by spectator, performer divines them
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1936/37) 181
Robert Parrish Magazine Miracle pages glued together
1937 You'd be Surprised 14
Robert Parrish Strange Interlude words from magazine and dead name divined, subtle impression device use
1937 You'd be Surprised 15
Albert Sidney One Little Word chosen word found via dictionary directions
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 41) 280
Orville Wayne Meyer Symmyst
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 54) 383
Theodore Annemann Weird Wire medium phoned and tells one out of five designs, selected cards and word
Variations 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 89) 558
Syl Reilly The Magazine Test clever, luminous paint
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 376
William S. Houghton Magazine Test Wrinkle
1943 The Magic 36 14
James G. Thompson Jr. Life Liberty Or - trick performing for friends over phone
Related toAlso published here 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 57) 234
Bob Hummer Hummer's Magazine Test with playing cards
Also published here 1944 Six-Trix for 1944 5
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
Unknown The Spirit-Slates and Magazine Test for closeup work
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 218
Cy Endfield Astounding! with Brema Tube, for prediction
1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 146) 585
Harvey P. Graham Inside Job forcing a page by putting a magazine in a paper bag and stabbing a knife somewhere in it
1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 149) 600
Dai Vernon Magazine Test
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 154
Frank Kelly Magazine and Picture Test combination
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 159
Edward Clinkscale, Franklin V. Taylor Djinn's Journal divination of selected word
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 176) 705
Dr. Stanley Jaks Pinned ripped page from magazine is pinned, word is divined, see p. 762 for ideas by Al Baker
Related toAlso published here 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 185) 739
Don Tanner Having Fun in Your Own Home ideas for a wireless microphone, transmitting conversation into next room
Apr. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 7) 8
Franklin V. Taylor Reader's Digest idea for Annemann's magazine test
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 211) 842
U. F. Grant Grant's Secret
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 216) 863
Eddie Clever, Mike Zerance E Z Magazine Test three magazines, using cards
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 13
U. F. Grant, Bob Somerfeld Impromptome with borrowed business card as a bookmark
Inspired by 1951 Mind Reader's Digest 7
Fred Peterson Puzzle of the Pages word isa selected with the aid of a business card, that has a hole punched through to read one word, card is moved on page and stopped
Variations 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 221) 882
Herb Runge Go! closing trick, spectator choses word "go" from a book and performer does just that
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 255) 1020
Bob Somerfeld The Last Word two versions, one without preparation
1952 Pieces of Mind 9
Dr. Stanley Jaks Der 6. Sinn magazine test, several identical magazines with different covers
1952 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 13 No. 1) 12
Ronald B. Edwards Ron's Ramblings idea for magazine test
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 279) 1116
Milbourne Christopher Magazine Test with playing card to select page
Variations 1954 More One Man Mental Magic 3
Dr. Stanley Jaks Ein Experiment mit einer Zeitung cross sum of date of a coin and value of card are added to select page
1954 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 15 No. 2) 169
Cy Endfield The Famous Magazine Test Coin and Card Page Number Force, performed by Dr. Stanley Jaks
Variations 1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part I 46
Gene "Phantini" Grant Phantini's Magazine Miracle prediction, page selected with a card pushed in the magazine
Related to 1955 Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 12
Allessandro Divine Touch twelve Reader's Digit magazines, month divined behind back
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 13
Dr. Spencer Thornton I'll Read Your Mind several magazines
1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 13
Tony Corinda Zarkamorta II - The Ceremony of Reincarnation page is torn from a magazine and a word selected by randomly sticking a pin in that page, the page is burnt and reappears back in the book, with a hole in the chosen word and burnt edges
Related toVariations 1959 Book Tests 201
Tony Corinda A Classic Swindle - Magazine Test several magazines, same cover
1959 Book Tests 206
Eddie Clever, Tom Sellers (c) The Magazine Test marking the page with an X
1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 25
Ali Bongo Magazine Test prediction, with riffle page force
1960 Magic of the Mind 31
Eric Grause A Telephone Directory Test two methods
1960 Magic of the Mind 34
Dr. Stanley Jaks Ein unerklärliches Hellsehen ripped page from magazine is pinned, word is divined
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 44
Dr. Stanley Jaks Tituba multiphase magazine test with Pegasus Page climax
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 108
Gerald Kosky Mystery Magazine Test
1964 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64) 7
Milbourne Christopher The Devanagari Oracle clever book / magazine test, two people select a word, gaffed magazine
Variations 1973 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 76) 377
Steve Skomp Watch Out time from a watch in a magazine commercial is divined
1973 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 88) 440
Dai Vernon Magazine Test - Vernon Way of determining which page spectator opened a magazine / book, gimmicked
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 152
Stephen Minch Burning Thoughts magazine chosen, page number chosen from bag with numbered discs, chosen page is burned
1975 Mind & Matter 29
Alan Shaxon Television Mindreading with tv programs, all corners are torn from a magazine, two selected and numbers added to receive a number
1976 Practical Sorcery 20
Erwin Schussel Mind Freeze as Edwin Schussel, Magazine test with TV-Guide
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 151) 751
Burling Hull Premier Magazine Book Test page chosen with playing cards
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 71
Philip T. Goldstein Para-Sight magazines brought from spectators
1977 Para-Sight 1
Erwin Schussel Mind's Eye! with number cards and a torn page from duplicate magazine in envelope as a prediction
1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 179) 893
George Kemp The Book Look magazine test, page found by adding the numbers of the year of a selected coin
1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 188) 939
James G. Thompson Jr. Magazine Mentalism No. 35, trick performing for friends over phone
Also published here 1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 56
Bob Hummer Hummer's Magazine Test with playing cards
Also published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 23
Robert Priest Orobas Factor before the show spectator buys a magazine and seals a bill in an envelope, magazine test and serial number reading, himber wallet
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 265) 1321
Karroll Priest, Robert Priest The Priests' Prayer Book gaffed magazine
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 276) 1379
Marcello Truzzi The Hole Truth magazine test, business card with punched holes is moved on page
Inspired byRelated to 1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 297) 1483
Al Mann The Want Ad Mystery word from a want ad section is selected and divined
1982 Six Columns 18
Al Mann The Longest Word how to make fake want ad sections for thought divination
1982 Six Columns 19
Robert Cassidy The Esquire Magazine Test business cards is placed inside a magazine, description of page, svengali principle
1984 The Art of Mentalism 39
Juan Tamariz The Slates magazine test with slates
Variations 1988 The Magic Way 69
Karrell Fox "Magamental" page in magazine selected, torn out and crumpled up, tossed to spectator, then content described, switch
Related to 1988 My Latest Book 84
Karl Fulves Bookie test with casino brochures that explain the rules of the games, chosen game divined, revealing shadow through covers
1990 Cheat Sheet (Issue 4) 40
Karrell Fox Tella-Vision tv show chosen in tv guide by saying stop while the performer's finger moves around on page, predicted
1991 Goodies 72
John Riggs The Open Book Test triple prediction, word, card and picture from a magazine, Mental Epic, comedy presentation
1992 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 45) 802
Unknown The Magazine Trick
1994 More Greater Magic 1236
Karrell Fox A.T.S. Book Test "Almost Too Simple", page in magazine selected, torn out and crumpled up, tossed to spectator, then content described, no switch, long-short magazine
Related to 1995 Much Ado About Something 54
Larry White My Word Against Yours tearing magazine in process
1998 Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 8) 8
Barrie Richardson An Experiment in Remote Viewing performer describes chosen magazine page
Also published here
  • Club 71, Mayday 1998
1999 Theater of the Mind 237
George G. Kaplan Der Geistertafel-Magazin-Test two slates shown and placed aside, six cards chosen to locate page in magazine, headline appears on slates
1999 Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 2) 71
Karl Fulves 10¢ Worth page number chosen with procedure with coin change, forcing a set of possible numbers
2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 183
David Regal The New Yorker Magazine Test
2002 Constant Fooling 2 75
Leon Maguire Leon Maguire Magazine Test
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 597
Barrie Richardson The Tossed-out Magazine
Inspired by
  • "Dyna" (magazine test by U.F. Grant)
Also published here
  • Club 71, Spring 1993
2005 Act Two 129
Barrie Richardson Thoughts on the Memorized Magazine Demonstration
2005 Act Two 299
Bill Abbott The HoySi Incident "I have performed this twice."
  • Part One: several cards chosen and pocketed, then divined
  • Part Two: word on designated page number in several magazines remembered and divined, with design duplication
2012 House Party Magic! 15
Alberto de Figueiredo Más Allá chosen word from magazine appears on slate
2013 Magia Demente 73
Dr. Stanley Jaks Pinned ripped page from magazine is pinned, word is divined
Also published here 2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 203
Dr. Stanley Jaks Tituba multiphase magazine test with Pegasus Page climax
Also published here 2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 237
Roberto Giobbi Catalogue of Magic trick idea
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Mar 9) 73
Mike Pisciotta, Manuel Llaser Ideas for using The Devil's Lunch Sack
  • Lunch 1
  • Lunch 2
  • Map
  • Music
  • Book Test
  • Magazine Test
  • Cards
  • Money
  • Drawing Duplication
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