288 entries in Pen/Pencil / Nail Writer / Swami
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Henry Slade Slade's Geistertafel piece of chalk under nail of thumb, or sticky invisible writing and chalk powder
Related to Nov. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 5) 76
Unknown Die Stiftspange nail writer, for slate, only on finger tip
Related to Jan. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 1) 12
Unknown Die Stiftplatte nail writer, for slate, only on finger tip
Jan. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 1) 12
Louis Nikola The Telepathogram Magician divines thought of card, and writing appears on paper that divines position of card in the deck
1927 The Nikola Card System 54
Theodore Annemann A Rule of the Thumb book / magazine test
1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 8
Theodore Annemann The New Nile Divination a spectator thinks of a two digit number, random numbers are added, the sum match with the thought of number
1935 Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 10
Theodore Annemann Triple Coercion color, card and number are named and predicted, only number free choice, nail writer
Related toVariations 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 21) 123
Unknown Telepathy? performer marks a card on the face, it is the one named by spectator, nail writer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 300
Robert Parrish Duo Telepathy coding with thumb/nail writer on chalk
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 29) 188
Theodore Annemann My Own Swami Test predicting anything, pocket writing
Related to 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 37) 249
Robert Parrish Slate Psychics chosen card predicted on slate, then design duplication, using slate nail writer
Related to 1937 You'd be Surprised 20
Franklin M. Chapman Psychic Slate Mystery predictions of two selected cards on slate, chalk swami
1938 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 6) 3
Charles Hopkins 8 - Use a thumb writer. How to use thumb writer to get out of sticky situations
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 24
Joseph Ovette The Whispering Thought assistant in other room divines card
1940 Fast Ones 11
Vivian St. John Disembodied C.P.A. lady from audience is blindfolded and reveals a result from a calculation
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 37) 153
Leon Maguire Thumb Nail Writer pencil to hold nail writer
Oct. 1943 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 5) 19
Paul Morris A Miracle of Coincidence performer writes number and name on unknown card, spectator selects same card again
Oct. 1943 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 5) 19
Louis Tannen Tri-Umph prediction of a number, written on paper in envelope
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 61) 248
George Starke The Thumbnail Writer on the problem of bad handwriting, automatic writing
May 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 12) 51
R. M. Jamison Thumb Writer Telepathy telepathy presentation
July 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 2) 59
Jean Hugard, Herbert Hood Dice Production and Tricks 1. Production of a dice (with a handkerchief)
2. A mind reading trick (with a handkerchief)
3. Dipping into the future (prediction on a business card, by Herbert Hood)
Aug. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 3) 64
Ronald B. Edwards Bi-Mentalism card is pushed in a deck, named card is found next to it, two versions:
1. Stack and nail writer
2. Svengali
1945 My Best 80
Robert A. Nelson, Dr. H. Walter Grote The Twenty-First Stunner ungaffed
Inspired by 1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 23
William Larsen Subtle Prediction Idea prediction in envelope, held by assistant
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 49
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Maurice Zolotow, Dai Vernon, Bert Allerton, Annemann's use of the nail writer, Tom Osborne, Jay Marshall
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 79) 323
Bruce Elliott Silver Walls piece of paper is put between two coins, any number appears on the paper
Related to 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 83) 336
C. L. Boarde Prepositions word and position is predicted in a newspaper, spectator can chose publishing date
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 84) 342
Al Cohn Mental Marvels with general comments on mentalism, two numbers thought of and divined (psychological forces), last number or word always is right
Dec. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 7) 171
Unknown Superba Prediction nail writer
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 214
Ronald B. Edwards Predic 222 method for calculating quicker than spectator
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 136) 547
Robert Craig The Ball Point Pen Swami ink
Related to 1948 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 29
Al Baker Thought Transmission performer makes spectator write certain numbers, pencil reading, nail writer
1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 304
George B. Anderson The "Truth or Consequences" Prediction comedy routine, prediction what spectator A does to spectator B, and performer knows their names
1949 It Must Be Mindreading 29
George Schindler Tic-Tac-Toe prediction of a field
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 186) 743
Felix Korim Publicity Stunt Prediction low tech
Apr. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 7) 4
Bill Woodfield Automatic Writing automatic writing turns out to be the selected card, way to write in mirror writing, see also p. 842
Variations 1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 210) 838
George Schindler One in a Million one card is marked with an X, spectator selects exactly that card
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 234) 934
Toni Koynini One Pound Revelation pound note between cardboards, name of free selection appears on note, then card itself appears between boards
  • Alternative Routine - With Borrowed Cards
1951 Toni Koynini's Card Miracles 27
Aage Darling The Marked Card spectator makes a cross on a card behind his back, other spectator finds the card by selecting it from a fan
1953 I'll Read Your Mind 49
Dick Piser The Fifth Card selected ESP card is predicted on piece of paper
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 294) 1176
Harlan Tarbell, Frank Butler Envelope Prediction nail writer, anything predicted in three envelopes one into the other
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 225
Robert Parrish Duo Telepathy coding with thumb/nail writer on chalk
1956 Annemann's "No Code" Telepathy 4
Tony Corinda Different Types of Writers A. Described as "The Swami Gimmick"
B. Described as "C" Type
C. Described as The Band Writer
D. Described as the Overnail Writer
E. Described as an "Adhesive Writer" (Eric Mason's Boon)
F. Described as The Thumbtip Nailwriter
Related to 1958 The Swami Gimmick 4
Tony Corinda Points to Consider with All Types on nail writer
1958 The Swami Gimmick 6
Tony Corinda How to Use Your Swami Gimmick
1958 The Swami Gimmick 6
Tony Corinda (a) Getting the Gimmick Into Position For Use swami holdouts, and where to ditch it afterwards
1958 The Swami Gimmick 6
Tony Corinda (b) How to Handle the Gimmick When It Is On
1958 The Swami Gimmick 8
Tony Corinda (c) How to Write On - The Right Type of Card
1958 The Swami Gimmick 8
Tony Corinda (d) How to Hold the Card Before, During and After Writing
1958 The Swami Gimmick 8
Unknown An Opening Effect of Mentalism number is predicted, written on a card
1958 The Swami Gimmick 9
Tony Corinda (e) The Technique of Writing
1958 The Swami Gimmick 10
Tony Corinda (f) The Style of Writing and What to Write
1958 The Swami Gimmick 10
Tony Corinda Section Two: Special Techniques
1958 The Swami Gimmick 11
Tony Corinda (a) The Use of Different Colours
1958 The Swami Gimmick 11
Theodore Annemann (b) The Window Envelope in combination with a swami
1958 The Swami Gimmick 12
Tony Corinda (c) The Carbon Impression Technique for sealed envelopes, also with "No Carbon Required" paper
Related to 1958 The Swami Gimmick 12
Tony Corinda (d) The Ink Writer
1958 The Swami Gimmick 13
Tony Corinda (e) Preparation of the Prediction for window envelopes and other swami predictions
1958 The Swami Gimmick 13
Tony Corinda (f) The Fingernail best length to wear a swami and the treatment of it
1958 The Swami Gimmick 14
Tony Corinda (g) Alternative Methods of Holding the Card
Related to
  • Frank Chapman and Ralph Read's "20 Stunners with a Nailwriter", 1944
1958 The Swami Gimmick 14
Tony Corinda (h) The Visible Pencil
1958 The Swami Gimmick 15
Tony Corinda Section Three: Modesty and Mentalism Mixed exceptional uses of nail writer, Henry Slade, Madam Dis Debar, Carl Franks, Keeler, Chung Ling Soo
1958 The Swami Gimmick 16
Tony Corinda No. 1. The Spectator as the Telepathist spectator receives performer's number figure by figure
1958 The Swami Gimmick 17
Tony Corinda No. 2. First Variation of the No. 1 Principle spectator receives a thought of name
1958 The Swami Gimmick 17
Tony Corinda, Burling Hull No. 3. Second Variation of the No. 1 Principle slip of paper is sealed between two pennies, spectator receives a though of date
1958 The Swami Gimmick 17
Tony Corinda No. 4. Straight to the Point thought of number or amount of change is predicted
1958 The Swami Gimmick 18
Tony Corinda No. 5. A Stage Trick color, city and date are predicted on three numbered cards
1958 The Swami Gimmick 18
Tony Corinda No. 6. spectator is selected with ping pong ball, named place is predicted in an envelope
1958 The Swami Gimmick 18
Tony Corinda No. 7. A Card Trick unknown card is marked with initials of the spectator, who finds that card by coincidence
1958 The Swami Gimmick 19
Al Baker No. 8. Living and Dead.
1958 The Swami Gimmick 19
Tony Corinda No. 9. A Close up Quickie date of a coin is predicted
1958 The Swami Gimmick 19
Tony Corinda No. 10. Two Person Telepathy medium in other room gets a selected word from a book
Inspired by
  • Frank Chapman and Ralph Read's "20 Stunners with a Nailwriter", 1944
1958 The Swami Gimmick 19
Unknown No. 11. A Mediumistic Effect message from a dead person
Related to
  • Joseph Rinn's " Searchlight of Psychical Research", 1954
1958 The Swami Gimmick 20
Tony Corinda No. 12. Time and Space, An Informal Effect imaginary trip
1958 The Swami Gimmick 20
Tony Corinda, Eric Mason No. 13. The Card in Glass card with prediction put in a glass, hole in glass
Related to 1958 The Swami Gimmick 21
Tony Corinda No. 14. The Week Ahead Prediction window envelope in second envelope, sent prediction
1958 The Swami Gimmick 21
Tony Corinda No. 15. Another Publicity Stunt sent prediction of the name of an audience member
1958 The Swami Gimmick 22
Aage Darling, Tony Corinda No. 16. The Seven Chairs
Inspired by 1958 The Swami Gimmick 22
Tony Corinda No. 17. Any Date of the Year two calendars, spectator and performer mark the same date
1958 The Swami Gimmick 22
Tony Corinda 18. The White Swami writing appears between two slates
1958 The Swami Gimmick 22
Tony Corinda No. 19. The Sex Detector sent prediction of the sex of a baby
1958 The Swami Gimmick 23
Tony Corinda No. 20. Headline Predictions
1958 The Swami Gimmick 23
Tony Corinda No. 21. Topical Effects prediction of sport results
1958 The Swami Gimmick 23
Tony Corinda No. 22. A First Class Newspaper Test selected word of a newspaper is predicted
1958 The Swami Gimmick 23
Tony Corinda No. 23. Dartboard Prediction prediction of the total score
1958 The Swami Gimmick 24
Tony Corinda No. 24. Matches or Cigarettes prediction of the amount of spectator's cigarettes or matches
1958 The Swami Gimmick 24
Tony Corinda (5) The Swami and the Pencil performer writes a prediction, spectator writes the same
1958 Pencil, Lip, Sound, Touch and Muscle Reading 34
Tony Corinda (9) The Swami Gimmick short, referring to Step One
1958 Predictions 95
Tony Corinda (2) Quadruplication one card is selected from a face up deck and signed, card is predicted with several ways, only odd back, written in an envelope and another odd card duplicate in performer's pocket. Routine includes the No-Gag (Maurice Fogel)
1958 Predictions 103
Tony Corinda (7) Novel Adaption of the "Card in Balloon" prediction of a number is inside a balloon
1958 Predictions 113
Tony Corinda (16) Double-Impact Prediction card is named and a position, the position is written on an envelope and the card is inside
1958 Predictions 120
Tony Corinda (5) The Bartender's Nightmare! divination of a serial number, blindfolded
1958 Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 150
Tony Corinda (1) The Lady is a Mindreader medium gets thought of card, date on a coin and date of birth
1959 Two Person Telepathy 263
Eric Mason (5) Misdirectional Womentalism card, number and city are predicted with beautiful assistant and bra-trick
1959 Two Person Telepathy 266
Tony Corinda (22) The Dead Hand Writes dead hand in a box marks billet with the dead name
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 293
Dr. A Impromptu Swami Writer
1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 32
Roy Fromer Nail Writer Gimic
1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 32
Tony Corinda Visiting Card Gimmick numbers printed on business card, spectator thinks of one, that on was crossed by performer
1960 Publicity Stunts 382
Frank Potts Triple Test blindfolded medium finds selected card and reveals thought of number and color
1960 Magic of the Mind 81
Will Dexter Mentalist's Holdall holdouts for nail writer
1960 Magic of the Mind 108
Robert A. Nelson The "Impossible" Prediction prediction of anything named, on a piece of paper, two versions
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 8
Dr. Spencer Thornton Predicted Action prediction of any actions a performer wants to perform in front of the audience
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 36
Thomas Alan Waters Subliminal Imagery with Ishihara color plates, spectator sees a correct number where he cannot see one
Also published here 1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 355) 247
Dr. Stanley Jaks Sie machen das, was ich auch machen werde spectator and performer make a cross on a page in a book with the same title, it's the same page
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 38
Al Koran Card Prediction marked deck, prediction with nail writer
1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 95
Ned Rutledge Thumb-Thing to Write With thumb tip writer, handling and construction
1967 Between Two Minds 42
Ned Rutledge The Instant Darkroom thought of symbol, number and letter appear on blank cards
1967 Between Two Minds 43
James A. Conley Madam Fifi's Haunted House writing appears on signed paper, feather moves inside toy house
1970 The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 8) 37
Dr. E. Raymond Carlyle After Glow banded slates, message appears
1970 The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 11) 53
Paul Siegel In Good Time times set with watches, prediction
1972 Doorway to Delusion 27
Cicardi The Mimic Brain prediction of color, city, and number, on one card, spectator's card in envelope
1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 65) 321
Charles Cameron Demon Doll voodoo doll on cardboard, prediction of name, color and body part
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 88) 437
Barrie Richardson ...678 named three digit number from a bill is found in a wallet, written on a card
Also published here 1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 1) 10
Bascom Jones Match-Write prediction of change inside cover of book of matches
1974 The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 94) 470
Richard Lyn Mind Mirror name secretly written on paper sealed in envelope appears on paper
1974 The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 97) 481
Karl Fulves The Folded Prophecy nail writer, through envelope, carbon paper
1975 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 412
Francis Carlyle Nai Writer brief historical note
1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 123
Unknown The Three Digit Miracle of Calder performer reads spectator's mind and vice versa
1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 124
Basil Horwitz The Burning Question bill in one of five envelopes, spectator names a number and finds bill, other envelopes are burnt
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 142) 707
Barrie Richardson From A Mentalist's Notebook ideas on mentalism, Q&A, nail writer
1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 10) 265
Philip T. Goldstein Tephramantic Brainwave card written on a piece of paper and burnt, ashes rubbed on an envelope and the name of the card appears, inside the envelope is a deck with the chosen card reversed, wax swami
1976 The Blue Book of Mentalism 8
Ronnie Gann It's About Time! time is set behind back and put in envelope, time is divined
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 147) 733
Dr. E. Raymond Carlyle Nail Writer tips on using a nail writer
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 153) 762
Dan Tong Quick and Easy three numbers are divined by audience / predicted by performer, on business cards
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 156) 777
Jack Bridwell PSI-Q lead of pencil in crumpled paper, named number appears, paper moves
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 160) 798
Sandy Spillman It's a Date calendar card, performer circles thought of date
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 162) 808
Burling Hull Thought Transference Superb word and number predicted with different-colored pencils, presented as "spectator reads minds", carbon-paper and swami with metal point instead of writing tip
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 25
Philip T. Goldstein, Henry Hardin, William Lindsay Gresham Satan's Nightmare prediction of tarot card and three digit number
Inspired by 1977 The Red Book of Mentalism 10
Philip T. Goldstein The Psychic Bartender named drink one is thought of and divined
1977 The Green Book of Mentalism 12
Al Mann Fifth Row Center Aisle divination of a word and prediction of position on page, several books
1977 Of Words and Wizards 9
Marvin Miller Destiny's Disciple waiter in restaurant writes number on paper, which is later divined
Inspired byRelated to 1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 173) 863
Marvin Miller Target prediction in form of circle on business card, card is pinned by spectator exactly through circle
Variations 1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 174) 868
Jack Bridwell Target 2 Target with drawn Voodoo doll
Inspired by 1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 176) 878
Harry Anderson The Anderson Effect spectator read mind of performer, number written on slate matches number written by performer on piece of paper
1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 182) 907
Philip T. Goldstein Zap-Master card and number predicted on jumbo card
1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 195) 973
Philip T. Goldstein Card In Mind card prediction, blanko card with message is presented as playing card
1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 5) 521
Al Mann An Opener prediction written on a card, and card is folded, move to turning card over and presenting the outside as the inside, with special paper clip by Bruce Elliott
Inspired by 1978 The Tesseract 8
Tom Zoss The Zoss... Button-Writer button on coat as alternative nail writer
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 217) 1082
Erik Jan Hanussen Brain-Child prediction of ESP card, initialed envelope
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 220) 1098
Philip T. Goldstein Windowshopper shopping prediction in envelope
1979 The Yellow Book of Mentalism 3
Thomas Alan Waters The Psychic Coercion of the Interrupted Schoolboy slate in envelope, first the name of a card appears then a number, flap, Mental Masterpiece gimmick, chalk band-writer
Related to 1979 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue New Thoughts For Old) 41
Karrell Fox Foxes Foney Fickle Finger fake finger for nail writing with bigger line with crayon
1979 Another Book 128
Karrell Fox Voodoo Prophecy spectator pushed pin in voodoo doll, predicted on drawn doll
1979 Another Book 143
Karrell Fox A Real "Live" Doll one spectator touches another one anywhere, predicted on drawn figure
1979 Another Book 144
Karrell Fox "Daddy" one of five spectators selected (as father of a baby doll), predicted on card
1979 Another Book 144
Leslie Anderson Chance! named card is found on position which is the same number as the price written on the box
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 232) 1157
Henry H. Fields Twist! presentation idea for divination of a number with a nail writer
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 246) 1228
Philip T. Goldstein Data date is predicted
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 5) 848
Neil Somerville In Anticipation
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 6) 864
George B. Anderson Pendulum ESP Test prediction, spectator choses ESP card with pendulum
1980 The Magic Pendulum 23
El Duco Bill Prediction five numbered envelopes in glasses, remaining envelope contains bill and remaining number is predicted
1980 El Duco's Lecture Notes 9
George Kemp Secrets substitute for nail writer, with index cards, secret writing method
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 248) 1238
Henry H. Fields The Rose prediction of a name, presentation
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 257) 1281
Jack Kent Tillar Swami different design for nail writer / Swami
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 261) 1302
Steve Beam Holy Writing gags using pen
1980 Diary of a Deranged Deck 16
Al Mann The Name in the Vault prediction in wallet, Bombshell Wallet
1981 The "H" Factor 14
Al Mann Cistella page and word of a book are selected, prediction is in a locked box, same book with a card at the same page, written on it is the chosen word
Related to 1981 Phanta-Graphs 1
Al Mann Mightier than the Sword views on the Swami Gimmick
1981 Phanta-Graphs 3
Al Mann Castle Catch spectator writes a number on a card and shows it to another spectator, who opens a book on that page and remembers the first word
1981 Phanta-Graphs 3
Al Mann At the Table prediction of a name
1981 Phanta-Graphs 4
Al Mann, Robert Gysel Gysel's Gimmick swami gimmick variation
1981 Phanta-Graphs 4
Al Mann Misdirection ways to cover the writing of a nail writer
  • In a Book ( window cut)
  • The Bookshelf (window cu)
  • In the Glass (Corinda / Mason)
Related to 1981 Phanta-Graphs 5
Al Mann The Time Piece named number or card is written in a pocket watch
1981 Phanta-Graphs 6
Al Mann The AME Double-Writer
1981 Phanta-Graphs 7
Al Mann Invisible Door gaffed book, for using a nail writer
1981 Phanta-Graphs 8
Al Mann The Long Writers swami on a stick
1981 Phanta-Graphs 10
Al Mann The Big Writer named number predicted on a pad in a box, knee writer
1981 Phanta-Graphs 11
Unknown Throw-Away Swamis
1981 Phanta-Graphs 11
Al Mann, Joseph Dunninger Dunninger's Mind Warp anecdote of Dunninger convincing everybody not using a nail writer
1981 Phanta-Graphs 12
Gene "Phantini" Grant It Is an Incredible Coincidence some blank cards are cut and put in pocket, several billets with numbers, spectator choses one and it matches the amount of cut cards, with Larry Becker's "Ghost Image" Deck
1981 Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 43
Basil Horwitz Challenge Publicity E.S.P. five ESP symbols are sealed in envelopes and the envelopes are numbered, spectator divines symbols by matching them to a second set of ESP cards on the table
1981 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz 14
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Peg O'Mind spectator solves puzzle, prediction of ending
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 280) 1399
Philip T. Goldstein Cubicle spectator scrambled Rubik's cube and throws it, number of yellow squares on top predicted
Also published here 1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 287) 1432
Philip T. Goldstein Con-Test spectator try to divine number, prediction states who is closer to the number and how far off
Inspired by 1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 293) 1461
Thomas Alan Waters Pastell past life presentation for a Swami Test, no method
Related to 1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 254
Thomas Alan Waters Optionail three spectator's count their change, name and amount of the one who has the most is predicted, other applications of the principle
Inspired by
  • Sam Dalal's "Magical Musings" in "Swami" Vol. 3, No. 30.
Variations
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm) 306
Thomas Alan Waters, Sam Dalal, James G. Thompson Jr. Indiair method for two-phase prediction, window envelope
Inspired by 1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm) 309
Thomas Alan Waters Flipout prepared Himber Wallet for prediction and as a peek wallet
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm) 327
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Boon History
Related to 1982 A Boon for All Seasons 1
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Misdirection example of a number prediction
1982 A Boon for All Seasons 4
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Hold Outs for the boon nail writer
1982 A Boon for All Seasons 5
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson The Writing nail writer for pocket writing
1982 A Boon for All Seasons 6
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Body Writing
1982 A Boon for All Seasons 7
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Wrist Writing secret writing method
1982 A Boon for All Seasons 7
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Watch Thing secret writing idea, idea for Koran medaillon
1982 A Boon for All Seasons 8
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Variety and Diversity of Uses for the Boon
  • Introduction
  • Boon Writing and Audience Size
1982 A Boon for All Seasons 11
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Types of Demonstrations
  • Mind-Reading (Two Types)
  • Predictions
  • Mind Control
  • Guessing Stunts
  • "Starting Device"
  • Occult
  • Variety of Revelations
  • Conclusion
1982 A Boon for All Seasons 12
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson A Boon for All Seasons prediction of the birthday and a number
1982 A Boon for All Seasons 19
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Matchbox number prediction with a matchbox
1982 A Boon for All Seasons 20
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson 678 named three digit number from a bill is found in a wallet, written on a card
Also published here 1982 A Boon for All Seasons 21
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Domino prediction with imaginary domino game
1982 A Boon for All Seasons 23
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Beermat prediction on split coaster
1982 A Boon for All Seasons 24
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Dartboard prediction of total in a darts game
Related to 1982 A Boon for All Seasons 24
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson The Undisturbed Deck Prediction spectator cuts cards, two cards are predicted, three variations
1982 A Boon for All Seasons 25
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Crisp spectator has to guess, how many potato crisps are in a bag, he is right
1982 A Boon for All Seasons 27
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson VedooVoodoo voodoo prediction, spot where the needle is pushed in
1982 A Boon for All Seasons 28
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Birthday Card birthday divination with card, month and day are crossed out
1982 A Boon for All Seasons 28
Ned Rutledge File Box message in a box, writing method
Related to 1982 A Boon for All Seasons 29
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Cinders several paper balls, on is selected, the other are out of flash paper and are burned, the selected one has a prediction written on it
1982 A Boon for All Seasons 29
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Music prediction of a note, played on a piano
1982 A Boon for All Seasons 31
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson, Amedeo Vacca Monteboon three coins monte, line drawn with pencil
1982 A Boon for All Seasons 31
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Eye Reading word is divined letter by letter, based on a U.F. Grant idea
1982 A Boon for All Seasons 33
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson "Bill Divination" several bills in a bowl, one is selected and number divined
1982 A Boon for All Seasons 37
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Impossible Card Divination
1982 A Boon for All Seasons 40
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson "Pen-Ultimate" x drawn on a business card and card shuffled with other cards, spectator locates the card
1982 A Boon for All Seasons 42
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Thought Projection Effect three information are predicted on a paper, paper is inside of a balloon
Related to 1982 A Boon for All Seasons 43
Philip T. Goldstein Cubicle spectator scrambled Rubik's cube and throws it, number of yellow squares on top predicted
Also published here 1982 The Magic of the Cube 19
Rev. John "Jack" Keenan Ripper Amok number divination of a bill and prediction with a office spike
1982 Of Gifts and Talents 10
John Carney Got You Under My Skin handling for a nail writer prediction
1983 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 50
Thomas Alan Waters Janussum two person write down a number, sum prediction on a slate (Rashomon Principle)
1983 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychl) 489
Thomas Alan Waters Trancescript approach to Q&A
1983 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychl) 493
Unknown Time, Predicted! No. 38, with an alarm clock
1983 101 Psychic Tests 11
Stephen Tucker Letraset magician's gag, prediction faking to write with a nail writer
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 21) 401
Faucett Ross The Faucett W. Ross Handling
Inspired byVariations 1983 Paul Fox's Miracle Gimmick 19
Jeff Busby Another Handling Using the Nail Writer
Inspired by 1983 Paul Fox's Miracle Gimmick 20
Al Mann Weird Prophecy sum is predicted, numbers by telephone and from audience member, prediction is put in a dog clip and held by spectator
1984 Phantom Voices 3
Thomas Alan Waters Twinner card is secretly written down, deck dealt and position of card predicted
Related to 1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk) 619
Thomas Alan Waters Twindow two decks, one is cut and card turned over, both deck are dealt until face up cards, same card on same position in other deck, position is predictet
Inspired by
  • Eddie Joseph's "Staggered"
1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk) 621
Thomas Alan Waters Tranceplant hallucination theme, spectator writes word on a slate, word is selected from a book and it matches word on slate but spectator complains, that this is not the word he wrote down, both words are found on a prediction
1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk) 625
Basil Horwitz One Hundred and Forty Thousand Six Hundred and Eight to One with a number deck, number is selected unseen and put in envelope, playing card is selected and found at wished position in third deck, spectator can wish if counted from top or bottom
1984 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 2 30
Basil Horwitz Challenge Bank Note Mindreading several bills are collected and sealed in envelopes, spectator choses one and serial number is divined
1984 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 2 57
Carl T. Dreher Calendar Card calendar card, named birthday is encircled
Inspired by 1984 Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 118
Dr. Stanley Jaks Master Secret of the Swami three digit number test, spectator first gets one right, then two and finally the complete number
Variations 1984 The Incredible Dr. Stanley Jaks 4
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Ultra Prediction name of city predicted in envelope
1984 The Incredible Dr. Stanley Jaks 4
Stephen Minch New Wave Precognition prediction of a record and its prize, list with sixteen bands
1984 Mind Melds 39
Edward Marlo Solution To Jaks? number, card and word chosen and one-by-one written on blank cards, all match, two methods
Related to 1984 At The Table 56
Robert Cassidy Pocket Writing with LePaul on pocket writing, combined with the LePaul Wallet
1984 The Art of Mentalism 54
Robert Cassidy The Nail Writer general remarks
1984 The Art of Mentalism 75
Robert Cassidy The Juke Box Test prediction of chosen song
1984 The Art of Mentalism 76
Robert Cassidy The Religious Coin prediction of date of coin, gag
1984 The Art of Mentalism 77
Thomas Alan Waters, Gerard Croiset Chairvoyance prediction of a person, description of her and short reading, row and seat number, in envelope
1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Myxtyr) 639
Thomas Alan Waters Folderoll method for unfolding a paper, appears as writing was inside the folds
1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Myxtyr) 669
Thomas Alan Waters Sublimagery with Ishihara color plates, spectator sees a correct number where he cannot see one
Also published here 1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Fynys) 723
Karrell Fox The Pretend Prediction imaginary or clear dice rolled, total predicted
Inspired by 1986 For My Next Trick... 57
Eric Mason Eric Mason on Parallax name of thought of card appears on paper combined with Parallax
Inspired by May 1987 The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 3) 71
Hiawatha X-Act Number from one to seven
July 1989 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 7) 1664
Ken Simmons A Double Prediction spectator cuts off packet, amount of cards and card cut to are predicted, three methods
1990 Finally! 18
John Carney Wired subtlety for "name any number" nailwriter prediction
1991 Carneycopia 115
Steve Dusheck Thumb Tip Writer
1991 Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 36
Steve Dusheck Card Prediction jumbo card with 52-on-1, card marked on it, matches selection
1991 Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 37
Steve Dusheck Grocery Prediction gag with line code for product, on the back is actual prediction
1991 Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 37
Steve Dusheck Additional Thoughts mental epic idea
1991 Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 38
Steve Dusheck Twins & Triplets multiple color thumb tip nail writer, used for number prediction
  • Triple Thumb Tip Writer
Related to
  • "Three Track Mind" (Connie Haden)
1991 Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 41
Harald Kurz Zum Daumenschreiber about the nail writer, application for children
  • Der Daumenschreiber im Kinderprogramm
1991 Hardcore 29
Diabelli Das Swami Gimmick thoughts on different nail writer models
1991 Allerlei Experi-Mentales 22
Diabelli Lotto lottery card, named number was predicted with a cross
1991 Allerlei Experi-Mentales 25
Diabelli Die Uhr prediction of a freely named time, watch drawn on paper
1991 Allerlei Experi-Mentales 26
Diabelli Runen spectator draws a rune symbol on piece of paper which is then sealed in envelope, other spectator selects rune stone with same symbol
1991 Allerlei Experi-Mentales 27
Diabelli ESP Spectator selects ESP card, second spectator marks same ESP symbol on a chart
1991 Allerlei Experi-Mentales 31
Diabelli Qual der Wahl spectator marks an X on a newspaper page with the cinema adds, selected movie is predicted, with variation
1991 Allerlei Experi-Mentales 44
Al Mann The Naked Thought prediction and mind reading, one ahead with 3 billets
1994 The Naked Thought 1
Al Mann Swami-Writing management, when to write
1994 The Naked Thought 6
Richard Himber Challenge Method spectator wrote something on a piece of paper, performer duplicates it, opener Move
1994 Challenges 3
Al Mann The VIP's Choice waitress and spectator write the same number, opener move
1994 Challenges 5
Tony Bartolotta Thought In Color movie star and color chosen, prediction in envelope in which chosen actor is striked through
Inspired by 1994 Rigmarole (Issue 6) 69
Gary Kurtz The Invisible Cards and Envelopes named invisible card put in invisible envelope is put in real envelope and becomes visible there, one of 36, named number is also on envelope
Inspired by
  • "The Invisible Cards and Envelopes" (Alan Shaxon, Practical Sorcery)
Variations
1995 Notes from The Summit 1
Tom Stone Pipedream NO 1: The Exceptionally Infrequent Miracle three people deal ABC cards, first three letter word is predicted
Related to
  • Tom Bowyer's "The Frequent Miracle" in "The Sphinx", 1940. Vol.39. P. 67.
1996 The Warpsmith Returns 17
Harry Riser Nail Writer Prediction routine for a direct prediction
1996 The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser 143
Harry Riser A Two Billet Test cards thought-of and written on billets
Inspired by 1996 The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser 238
Gary Kurtz The Ultimate Chairs Prediction four chairs, mixture with banknight effect, colors in envelopes match backs of chairs
Related to
  • Bruce Bernstein's "Volition Plus" in "20 Effects for the Psychic Entertainer" p.56.
  • Gary Kurtz (Gary Kurtz, 2017)
Variations
1997 The Ultimate Chairs Prediction (Plus) 1
Gary Kurtz Boon Techniques Boon Displacements
  • The Boon Roll (Ball of Thumb to third fingertip)
  • The Reverse Boon Roll (Third fingertip to Ball of Thumb)
  • The Partial Boon Roll (Ball of Thumb to Clip Position between 2nd and 3rd Fingertips)
1997 The Ultimate Chairs Prediction (Plus) 8
Gary Kurtz Boon-Writing Techniques -The One-handed Boon-writing Technique
-The Two-handed Boon-writing Method #1
1997 The Ultimate Chairs Prediction (Plus) 9
Gary Kurtz, Dr. Stanley Jaks G.K. on Dr. Jaks' "Master Secret of the Swami" three digit number test, spectator first gets one right, then two and finally the complete number
Inspired by 1997 The Ultimate Chairs Prediction (Plus) 12
Alexander de Cova Peanuts peanut jar, spectator estimates number of peanuts and is correct
Inspired by
  • "Jelly Beans" (Jim Steinmeyer)
1997 Seminarunterlagen 1997 9
Paul Maurer, Ulf "Borodin" Bolling, Ted Lesley The "Ball-Point"-Swami how to construct boon and nail-writer with ball-point
Related to 1997 It's Paramiraculous 14
Ted Lesley Money in Your Pocket prediction of total of spectator's coins, with kicker
1997 It's Paramiraculous 15
Richard Bartram, Jr. Stupor Market Shopper sum prediction of several prices of items
1997 Trephine 144
Alexander de Cova Peanuts peanut jar, spectator estimates number of peanuts and is correct
Inspired by
  • "Jelly Beans" (Jim Steinmeyer)
1998 Secrets No. 2 28
Karl Fulves Line of Thought demonstration of memorising all twelve court cards
Related to 1998 Underworld (Issue 9) 123
Barrie Richardson Minds in Unison random objects collected and one chosen, one letter chosen, both predicted
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Magick, Apr. 1983
1999 Theater of the Mind 130
Barrie Richardson ...678 named three digit number from a bill is found in a wallet, written on a card
Also published here 1999 Theater of the Mind 182
Tom Stone Low Budget Boon
2000 ...at first sight 11
Al Baker Improved Swami nail writer
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 557
Antón "Mago Antón" López La Báscula scales drawn on a pad, weight of spectator is predicted on a slate and picture on pad changes
2003 La Magia Española del Siglo XX 238
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
Sveroni Sveronis grandioses Gedankenlesen humorous off-beat prediction of a named number
2006 Variationen 33
Oliver Meech Bubble Image Performer predicts what number spectator sees in the swirling surface of a soap bubble
2009 The Plot Thickens 40
Oliver Meech Spin The Bottle Performer predicts who the bottle will point to in a game of Spin the Bottle
2009 The Plot Thickens 50
Oliver Meech Mental Ratings Magician predicts how sore a woman's feet are, on a scale of one to ten
2010 Plot Twists 50
Rob Zabrecky A Skeptical Prediction Predict the number of skeptics in the audience
2011 An Exploration at the Intersection of Magic and Theatre 61
Barrie Richardson Giuoco Piano three psychological forces (carrot, two-digit and three-digit number), then one number with nail writer
2011 Curtain Call 81
Barrie Richardson A Color, a Number and a Letter getting two out of three right, nail writing on palmed billet
2011 Curtain Call 151
Barrie Richardson Spooky Writing initials of deceased person appear on billet
2011 Curtain Call 153
Doug Edwards A Rose by any Other Number prediction of a name and a flower
2013 Nukes 86
Dr. Stanley Jaks ESP ESP cards selected one has sign on back
Also published here
  • "ESP" in "Sphinx" December, 1952
2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 141
Andy (The Jerx) Cryptophasia Effect where spectator is apparently your long-lost twin, proven by spectator knowing a secret language only known by twins
2016 The Jerx 157
Asi Wind Catch 23 chair prediction effect without chairs, combined with bank night
Inspired by 2018 Repertoire 73
Unknown Space Force spectator holds hands out, distance and imaginary object predicted, using measuring tape
2020 Magic for BLM 4