87 entries in Paper / Mental Stuff
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Tom Sellers The Psychic Tissues feeling colors behind back
1931 Sellers' Secrets 10
Tom Sellers Oriental Ashes assistant names color of burnt paper ashes, coding
1931 Sellers' Secrets 17
Stuart Robson Horrors!!! binary coded cards, word divined, see page 164 for comment by William Larsen and page 172 for improvement by L. Vosburgh Lyons
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 41
Theodore Annemann The Impression Moderne wax coating on envelope as impression device
Related to 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 43
Theodore Annemann An Original Faked Envelope with a Publicity Angle three compartments, election prediction application
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 15) 72
Tom Sellers Novel Telepathy medium divines things in boxes, one ahead
1935 Quick Tricks 18
Theodore Annemann From Beyond the Grave spelling to dead name with blank cards
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 20) 115
Howard Albright Tuned Minds word written on playing card is divined
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 347
Theodore Annemann The Double Ad Test ads selected by spectator, performer divines them
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1936/37) 181
Bertram Adams The Krazy Kode word from text selected with role of dice, use of progressive anagrams
VariationsAlso published here 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 31) 200
Paul Curry Nyctalopia spectator writes name in dark with lights out, performer divines it, carbon paper
Related to 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 37) 245
Oscar Weigle Alias Divination several spectators write names on slips which are later correctly assigned, one of the names divined as well
1937 You'd be Surprised 11
Robert Parrish Strange Interlude words from magazine and dead name divined, subtle impression device use
1937 You'd be Surprised 15
Unknown Ashes! spectator selected tissue which is burned, ashes brought to medium who divines color of tissue, code in how ashes are brought over
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 30
Gerald Lynton Kaufman Ashes - Second Method spectator burnes piece of colored paper from several options, performer divines color from ashes
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 31
James G. Thompson Jr. Who Killed Mr. X? written name is divined with story presentation
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 43) 291
James G. Thompson Jr. Mephisto Thot medium divines things written on papers
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 46) 313
Henry Christ Fatal Number coincidence with name list and name cards, slate writing
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 47) 334
Hen Fetsch Travel Thought cities on map are thought of and written on paper, divined by medium in the dark, carbon paper
1938 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 51) 357
Stanley Collins Psychic Type several names written on cards, one selected, it appears on previously empty slates
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 108) 644
Al Baker ACME Mind Reading Effect name of card written on paper, impression
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 212
Robert A. Nelson Psychic Impressions Q&A
1945 My Best 257
Unknown Rapid Mental Transference divination of anything written and put in envelope, slit in envelope
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 211
Robert Fairthorne The Malkin voodoo effect, two paper dolls are rolled up and pinched with a needle, at the same places
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 130) 521
Al Baker Co-Incidentally performer writes the same name as spectator, centre tear
1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 291
David Hoy Dated For Destiny cards with dates, spectator selects one and written on it is their birthday
Variations 1963 The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust 12
Karl Fulves Psychometry + Math pairs of envelopes are distributed, personal items inserted and then performer know which is by whom
1968 Epilogue (Issue 3) 22
Frederick Pohl Heads I Win wager/puzzle in which performer knows something about the number of circles the spectator secretly draws
1968 Epilogue (Issue 4) 25
David Ray Primary Color cards with colors shown to audience, thought-of color divined
1969 HEX! 61
Alex Redans The Psychic Spectator matching effect, torn paper with numbers
Related to 1970 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 8) 38
Ed Schuman Sightless Sight several business card on table, one turned over by spectator, divined by performer, tactical marking
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 37
Robert E. Neale New Age Cards three cards with words on them, thought-of word divined, one of the cards vanishes
Related to 1972 Epilogue (Issue 14) 117
Karl Fulves Psychometry and Math pairs of envelopes are distributed, personal items inserted and then performer know which is by whom
1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 24
Robert E. Neale Fold, Cut, and Fail pre-folded paper square with sixteen digits in two colors, folded and cut, all digits of one color except chosen one is in one pile
  • Part One
  • Part Two
  • Part Three
  • Final Notes
Also published here Feb. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 4) 595
Charles Cameron Demon Doll voodoo doll on cardboard, prediction of name, color and body part
1973 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 88) 437
Stanton Carlisle Colour-Psychology four envelopes, mixture between banknight and coincidence routine
Related to Oct. 1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 2) 18
Karl Fulves Clocks and Cards clock time duplication, then drawn card is found by medium
1975 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 414
Jack Avis A Spirit Detection drinks and countries are divined
Inspired byAlso published here Jan. 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 5) 56
George P. Sanderson On Colour Psychology
Related to Mar. 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 7) 85
Des Colgan Table Top Motorway imaginary trip in a car, selected end (card) is predicted in a driving licence
Aug. 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 12) 145
Barrie Richardson Thoughts In Transit spectator draws a figure and a number, both are sealed in envelopes, magician reveals both and the original also travel into an other envelope
May 1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 9) 260
Barrie Richardson From A Mentalist's Notebook ideas on mentalism, Q&A, nail writer
June 1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 10) 265
Philip T. Goldstein Desire spectators write destinations on a business card, five write a place where they have been and one a place he desires to go, all cards are correctly attributed and the last, desired place is named without looking at it, see also Larry Becker's "Sneak Thief"
Related toVariations 1976 The Blue Book of Mentalism 4
Philip T. Goldstein Burnt Offerings assistant reads ashes of a burnt business card and reveals a chosen ESP symbol
1976 The Blue Book of Mentalism 7
Frank Garcia The Mindreader's Wild Card cards with different presidents changes into selected name Lincoln
1977 Wildcard Miracles 102
Paul Curry Random Harvest spectator finds shuffled face down numbered cards in order and fails at your predicted number
1977 Special Effects 19
Arthur Setterington Animal Magic one of five animal cards is selected and divined, in the end a kettle appears
Mar./Apr. 1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 7&8) 382
Basil Horwitz The Third Eye design is divined
Aug. 1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 12) 445
Philip T. Goldstein Alter-Ego two outs, hiding parts
July 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 11) 594
Marcello Truzzi A Cut Above strip of paper with symbols is cut, cut position predicted, see page 312 for tip by Nick Varga
Feb. 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 159
Philip T. Goldstein Data date is predicted
May 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 5) 848
Philip T. Goldstein Either Aura medium sense aura of an object, which was held over a box
Dec. 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 12) 959
Philip T. Goldstein Jan-Ken-Pon rock paper scissors cards, winning card and prediction
Dec. 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 12) 960
Thomas Alan Waters MuTwo ten spectators write initials and a word on half of a business card, Mutus Nomen, start for a reading
1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy) 106
Salomon Cohn X-sellent spectator thinks of an item in list, performer marks it with an x
May 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 5) 625
Thomas Alan Waters Pinance doll drawn on paper is pinched by a needle performer divines where
Inspired byRelated to 1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 247
Al Mann The Fellow Traveler Gimmick index card attached to newspaper with a paper clip, impression device, carbon, see also p. 11
1982 Cero-Mentics 8
Gay Ljungberg Murder Game murder story, spectator choose waepon and murderer, prediction written in a book at the end of a detective story
May 1985 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 10) 1288
Thomas Alan Waters Folderoll method for unfolding a paper, appears as writing was inside the folds
1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Myxtyr) 669
Bruce Cervon Black & White Attraction four black and four white cardboard pieces, two black and two whites are put in four envelopes, spectator manages to match remaining black and white cards with correct envelopes, two methods
1989 The Black & White Trick 123
Michael DeMarco Give Piece a Chance five envelopes with cut up paper puzzle, four are complete, spectator finds envelope where one piece is missing
Inspired by
  • Stewart James' "Shape of Things to Come"
1992 The Minotaur (Vol. 4 No. 4) 9
Anthony Lindan Psychic Pickpocketing
Dec. 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 12) 2442
Paul Harris The Anything Deck any word (!) appears written on cards
Related toVariations 1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue New Stuff) 23
Paul Curry, Paul Harris The Break-Room Boredom Buster business cards torn in half, coincidence effect
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Secrets of the Astonishing Executive) 259
Paul Harris The Instant Incomplete I.Q. Test (a revised classic) self working effect with business card (one secret double facer) and an instruction sheet
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Secrets of the Astonishing Executive) 265
Karl Fulves His & Hers "New Maps", two papers with sixteen squares filled out with names by girl and her boyfriend and cut into loose squares, their own names are in same position
1998 Mutus Nomen 61
Jack Avis Spirit Detection drinks and countries are divined
Also published here 1998 Vis à Vis 95
Felix Greenfield Colorific matching effect with color cards, from early 60s
Related to 1999 The Fine Print (Issue 10) 309
David Regal Not This! prediction of geometrical shape
2002 Constant Fooling 2 65
David Regal Thoughtful Words mindreading of a word on a card
Variations 2002 Constant Fooling 2 108
Al Baker Mindreading Trick carbon paper notebook
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 562
Al Baker Tea Table Telepathy spectator thinks of name, it is printed on the back of fortune telling cards, one letter on each
Related to 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 582
Al Baker Developing Messages before the Audience secretly reading extruded messages, powder in pen
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 708
David Ben Spirit Writing named word appears on cigarette paper
2003 Tricks 27
David Ben Abstract Thought performer paints magic square for a thought-of age.
2003 Tricks 117
Bob Ostin The Signature Fiddle signatures are written on pieces of paper and then torn in halves, performer finds matching pairs under table
Also published here
  • "The Signature Fiddle" in "Abracadabra" Nr. 1564. January, 1976.
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 79
Robert E. Neale Fold, Cut and Fail Pre-folded paper square with sixteen digits in two colors, folded and cut, all digits of one color except chosen one is in one pile
Also published here 2008 This Is Not a Book 188
Michael Feldman Sticky Prediction four-out prediction principle
Inspired by 2010 The Opposite of People 52
Oliver Meech Truly Invisible Deck Spectator reads the mind of another spectator, divine which card has been reversed in an imaginary deck, no cards used
2010 Plot Twists 44
Tom Stone, Robert E. Neale Sole Survivor in 3-D non-card presentational idea for Robert Neale's "Sole Survivor" (Magic & Meaning)
2011 Maelstrom 35
Tom Stone Tripodal by Sundown - Mental Pursuit spectators select questions, performer divines answers, quiz show presentation, de bruijn/gray code
2011 Maelstrom 237
Christoph Borer Ads of this World out of this world with advertising brochures, one have a cross the other a check mark
Related to 2012 Endlose Möglichkeiten 4
Jorge "The Jack" Garcia Switching Notepad
2014 Lecture Notes 2014 24
Jorge "The Jack" Garcia Illogical Bet five rolled up papers, on four is written 'lose' on one 'win'
Also published here 2014 Lecture Notes 2014 26
Dr. Stanley Jaks Coded Telegram word from text selected with role of dice, use of progressive anagrams
Also published here 2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 123
Jorge "The Jack" Garcia Switching Notepad
2015 7 Mysteries of Mentalism 52
Christoph Borer Die Reiseprospekte out of this world with travel brochures, one have a cross the other a check mark
Related to 2016 21 30