118 entries in Book / Miscellaneous
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Clarvis How to make a booke, wherein you shall shew everie leafe therein to be white, black, blew, red, yellow, greene, &c. blow book, changes six times, with place where one can buy it, mentions of Pliney the Elder, Saint Albertus Magnus, John Baptista Neapolitan, Thomas Lupton
Related to 1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 195
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Hypnose card chosen and inserted anywhere in a book, card and page number predicted, alternative method with forcing book by Conradi
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 53
Unknown Das Verwandlungsbuch using a book to switch cards or flat things, card case prop alternative
Apr. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 4) 62
Unknown "Try-Your-Lung Power" blowing books over, puzzle
1902 The Modern Conjurer 305
Carl Willmann Willmann's magisches Buch examined book put into book case box, later book is gone and silks are in case
Apr. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 4) 54
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli III. Aus dem papierenen Königreich card is balanced on hat, deck is divided into two glasses and card floats from glas to glas, two cards are placed under two plates and the cards change places, selection is placed inside a book and performer shows envelope with miniature duplicate with correct page number and part of the text on that page written on it
1. Die Karten-Balance
2. Die Karte als Königin der Luft (with assistant)
3. Die Kartenwanderung
4. Eine magische Hypnose
1902 Moderne Magie 80
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Telepathisches Kontrollsystem. No. 16, playing card is selected and placed inside a book, on blank piece of paper sealed inside an envelope, name of card and page number appears
1926 Magische Miniaturen 54
Tom Sellers Word Magic book changes into long paper with word
1942 That's Good! 12
E.E. Hammill Websterian Wizardry prediction of a chosen word from a dictionary
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 41) 168
R. C. Buff The $64.00 Word Taylor's Peek Deck combined with a dictionary book test
Related to 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 46) 189
Lu Brent Bill to Magazine - Letter to Bruce Elliott bill travels between two pages of chosen book or magazine
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 64) 262
Sid Fleischman The Trick Without a Name signed page of a Reader's Digest is burned and reappears bound in the magazine, clever
Related to 1945 My Best 205
R. N. Lee Dictionary Diabolism word from dictionary is written on a card and divined
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 77) 312
Ronald B. Edwards, Clayton Rawson Page Force pages are torn out of a a magazine
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 81) 329
John Giordmaine The Stamp Album magic coloring book with stamps
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 51
Dell O'Dell Dell O'Dell Stamp Album Presentation presentation for the magic coloring book
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 54
John Booth John Booth's Album of Stars photographs vanish from envelope to appear in album and picture frame
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 55
Billy McComb William's Hot Book flames from a book
Related to 1947 The First Book of William 32
Ronald B. Edwards Strong Man Stunt apparently tearing a phone book in two, then holding two books
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 135) 544
George B. Anderson "Do As I Do" Book Test two books, performer and spectator select the same word, gimmicked
1949 It Must Be Mindreading 37
George B. Anderson The "No-Hands" Book Test numbers are added, first three digits get a word in a book, last three digits get the same word in another
1949 It Must Be Mindreading 38
John Hamilton Loaded prediction of a word in a book
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 201) 804
Dr. Stanley Jaks You Cross As I Cross spectator and performer make a cross on a page in a book with the same title, it's the same page
Also published here 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 245) 979
Buddy O' Day O' Days Fried Egg page torn from cookbook is placed in a can, over a candle page transforms into egg, when egg is cracked open performer produces a fried egg
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 1
Allessandro Brainwave Number spectator opens a book and adds digits of page number together, new number is counted back in the book and square sum of new page is predicted, using number cards, 9 force application
1957 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1957) 10
Tony Corinda (11) My Word! spectator writes three numbers for a page, line and position, word in book is predicted
1958 Predictions 115
Dr. Spencer Thornton Other Thorntonism Ideas for a serial number divination, switching playing cards and appearance of a message
1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 2
Dr. Spencer Thornton The Exchange Tray
1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 27
Al Murdy The Novelty Novel box to carry tricks, designed as book
1958 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958) 31
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
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 Hancuff Book a Blaze self-made burning book
1961 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1961) 45
Ali Bongo The Printer's Nightmare water put in magazine, water comes out black and magazine is blank
1966 The Bongo Book 28
Alan Stuart Dictionary Mind Reading prediction of word in book, add-a-number pad
1969 Entertaining Mental Miracles 8
Tom Waldon Book Magic prediction of word in book, business card is put in book
1969 Entertaining Mental Miracles 9
Paul Siegel Insight Hindsight drawing duplication, paper covered with book
1972 Doorway to Delusion 33
Arthur Setterington All Hallows Eve spooky presentation, word chosen from a book appears on picture in a frame
1972 Straight Line Mysteries 43
Dr. E. Raymond Carlyle Ashes to Ashes page torn out from book is burnt and found back in the book
Related toVariations 1972 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 54) 267
David Douglas Ghost Text preparation variation of book
Inspired by 1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 56) 280
Richard Lyn Crypt-A-Mental pellets with torn pages, selected one matches book on table and selected word on page are predicted, apparently with an idea by Dr. Jaks
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 67) 333
Ahmed Dhillon The Phoenix Oracle book and bulldog clip, white carbon
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 68) 339
Jerry Fulton Car-Dextrous different preparation for the book
Inspired by 1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 87) 434
Karl Fulves Grimoire "Problem", selected page from book audibly tears itself and rises, posed as problem
Nov. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 1) 820
John Bragoli Collected Thoughts with medium, one spectator remembers a word and another a card, very clever
1975 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 4) 194
Faucett Ross Books and Slates Freely chosen word from a book appears on slate
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 108
Vic Perry The Perry Pen! x made in book, force, special two-sided pen
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 118) 588
John Bragoli Mental Jigsaw a page from a book is torn in pieces, those pieces put in envelopes and shuffled, the perform describes the pieces
1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 6) 222
Karrell Fox Hot Flashes center fold in Playboy magazine with "bunny" picture gos up in flames
1976 Clever.... Like a Fox 195
Orville Wayne Meyer Page Peek
1977 Of Words and Wizards 4
Al Mann Forcing the Word from a book
1977 Of Words and Wizards 15
Al Mann Forcing Three Words from a book
1977 Of Words and Wizards 16
Robert Cassidy Beating the Book Test a book test with three phases and three different methods
  • The Pencil Point Prophecy
  • The Impromptu Impression
  • The Phone Book Finale
  • A Brief Diversion
1977 Pseudo-Mentally Yours 15
Karl Fulves Force Books on "Aftermath" and "Mother Good" (Martin Gardner)
Related to 1978 Interlocutor (Issue 21) 81
Al Mann, Jerry Fulton Book-Tear paper back book is torn until one page remains, page is divined or predicted, improvements by Jerry Fulton
1979 Magic Castle Lecture 5
Larry Becker Fool-Ette gambling and roulette theme, page force with playing card, book test, inspired by a Roulette Force from a Jerry Mentzer cavalcade book (?)
1979 The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 198
Mark Kiger Pickpocket sight gag, using Eddie Joseph's book How to Pick Pocket
1979 Magic — The Vanishing Art 94
Frederick M. Shields Page Force toothpick
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 264) 1320
Gene "Phantini" Grant Into the 4th Dimension spectator's credit card is sealed in an envelope and put in a book, then it travels in an envelope in an other book
Related to 1981 Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 50
Unknown Book as Coin Tray
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 9
Stephen Tucker, David Britland Gags? with books, cards and pens
1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 3) 44
Thomas Alan Waters Pointalism a knife is stabbed in tarot book and one in a tarot deck, page describes card
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 274
Thomas Alan Waters Shelfish book switch in shelf
Related to
  • J. F. Orrin in "Magic Wand" No. 195. 1942. P.145.
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 288
Al Mann The Unseen Specter impression device book, carbon
1982 Cero-Mentics 10
Unknown To Tear a Telephone Directory in Half No. 62
1983 101 Psychic Tests 16
Al Mann Transcendental Phone Test person on telephone and a spectator select a number, numbers are added and total is used to select a sentence in a book, all is divined
1984 Phantom Voices 1
Gay Ljungberg Murder Game murder story, spectator choose waepon and murderer, prediction written in a book at the end of a detective story
1985 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 10) 1288
John Carney Torn & Restored Telephone Book only one page, torn from telephone book
1986 (ca.) Notebook 6
Karrell Fox "Mag-A-Change" two magazines change place
1988 My Latest Book 116
Karrell Fox A "Hot" Item trade show presentation for flaming book
1988 My Latest Book 128
Bob Farmer Deja Voodoo card named, word "impossible" looked up in dictionary, selection is written next to it, long-short pages
Variations 1989 Deja Voodoo 1
Harry Lorayne In My Book page number in book is remembered by spectator, chosen card vanishes and reappears in book at chosen page number
1990 Trend Setters 158
Ian Baxter Fun with Bruce's Book strange thing
May 1991 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 5) 1930
Stephen Tucker The Million Dollar Book Gag tearing a page from a book at a friend's house, gag
1991 New Close-Up Lecture 1
Diabelli Nomen Est Omen fake check is placed in envelope, lots of envelopes are handed to the spectators, with a book consisting of first names, names are selected by accident and if one in the audience has the same name, he has to shout, first person who shouts owns the envelope with the fake check
1991 Allerlei Experi-Mentales 36
Unknown The Rising Cards from Book hole through book
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 94
William Goodwin, Philip T. Goldstein Propelled Penetration Plus signed card penetrates booklet several times, then appears inside its pages, extension of Goldstein's "Propelled Penetration" (Shattershot)
1993 Notes from the Batcave 3
Karl Fulves Shocked
  • finger ring moves on table to ESP symbol (no method)
  • car magazine rolled up and car sounds come out of it (no method)
  • joy buzzer as sound generator, lie detector with five cards on plastic tray
Related to 1993 Verbatim (Issue 5) 42
Alan Shaxon, Tom Sellers Magazin-Mysterium nach Tom Sellers cover of magazine is torn, vanishes under handkerchief and appears again attached to magazine, held by spectator
1994 Alan Shaxon Lecture 11
Jack Paul, Alan Shaxon Stellaporation credit card in envelope is placed inside a book, other book is shown with an envelope at same position, then credit card travels inside other envelope
Related to 1994 Alan Shaxon Lecture 26
Paul Harris Lysdexia word moves in a sentence...
1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue New Stuff) 23
Paul Harris, Eric Mead Skin Job one layer of a business card penetrates book to chosen page
1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue New Stuff) 61
Paul Harris, Milton Kort Moms Come and Go but a Rolex is Forever "A Revised Milt Kort Classic", 3 1/2 gag with a book page instead of cards, dial force
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Secrets of the Astonishing Executive) 277
Steve Beam The Checkout check book, svengali book, as a gag for card to wallet
Also published here 1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 68) 1413
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Han number, city and word is selected and all predicted on a parcel encoded in the sender's address, clear forcing bag
Related toAlso published here 1999 Anam Clara 21
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Ni Perro Ni Gatto poetry book, number, name and events are selected, written dedication found in the book for chosen event
1999 Anam Clara 38
Karl Fulves The Good Book four jacks sticking out of book, numbers called an added, one of the jacks suddenly is at this page number
2000 Lost Vampire Secrets 209
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Han number, city and word is selected and all predicted on a parcel encoded in the sender's address, clear forcing bag
Also published here 2000 Anam Cara 13
Karl Fulves Stuck Up staple of magazine bent open for levitation or hook-up
2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 3) 58
Steve Beam The Checkout check book, svengali book, as a gag for card to wallet
Also published here 2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 104
Steve Beam The Checkout check book, svengali book, as a gag for card to wallet
Also published here 2001 Hand-Picked Card Tricks 49
David Regal My Black Book prediction
2002 Constant Fooling 2 119
Christoph Borer Der Zauberfreund number, city and word is selected and all predicted on a parcel encoded in the sender's address, clear forcing bag
Also published here 2003 Bisingen 03 6
David Kaye The World's Best Coloring Book Routine Coloring book routine
2005 Seriously Silly 105
Michael Sibbernsen Application Idea #2: AAA Book Test forcing page from a book, riffle force
2005 Mentalism, Incorporated: Volume Two 41
Cushing Strout Holmes Meets Endfield Using a Sherlock Holmes book and a deck of cards to create a coincidence, story telling
Inspired by 2005 On the Other Side of the Mirror 35
Christoph Borer Der Zauberfreund number, city and word is selected and all predicted on a parcel encoded in the sender's address, clear forcing bag
Also published here 2006 Compilation 26
Tom Stone Paperback Writer words chosen from lists predicted as story
2011 Maelstrom 149
Christoph Borer Die Buchseiten-Force forcing page from a book
Related to
  • Borodin's "Die Riffelforce" in "Ex Faustibus", 1999. P. 24.
2012 Endlose Möglichkeiten 32
Alberto de Figueiredo Advinaciones al Cubo word from dictionary, date and drawing are divined
Inspired by 2013 Magia Demente 95
Dr. Stanley Jaks You Cross as I Cross spectator and performer make a cross on a page in a book with the same title, it's the same page
Also published here 2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 245
Michael Murray, Jonathan Pickard Word Force position on a torn page, held by spectator
2014 A Piece Of My Mind 82
Michael Murray Consulting the News two words are selected from a book and used to find a word which combines selected ones, prediction
Inspired by
  • Atlas Brookings' book test in "The Real Thing"
2014 A Piece Of My Mind 234
Roberto Giobbi From the Book presentational idea
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue May 8) 132
Christoph Borer Positiv durchs Jahr front page from a small booklet is cut away and then restored but with the page reversed
2016 21 34
Christoph Borer Die Zeitmaschine book put in envelope ages in two steps, time machine presentation
2016 21 44
Christoph Borer, Alexander Römer Feuer von Troja coin burns through book ans stops on chosen page
Inspired by
  • Alexander Römer's "Kraft des Fluches"
2016 21 54
Christoph Borer Buchrücken-Färbung wild cards plot adapted to books, printing on cover and inside is altered
Inspired by 2016 21 71
Christoph Borer Arsène Lupin five envelopes protrude from a book, last one contains money
2016 21 140
Christoph Borer Die Musikdose booklet with music titles, selection is predicted with mechanical music box
Related to 2016 21 153
Christoph Borer Die Buchseiten-Force forcing page from a book
Related to
  • Borodin's "Die Riffelforce" in "Ex Faustibus", 1999. P. 24.
2016 21 176
G Thumbprint (画押) Spectator chooses a word from a book, the word appears as writing on spectator's body
2016 Emotion 11
Bob Farmer Deja Voodoo 2.0 card named, word "impossible" looked up in dictionary, selection is written next to it, named card has the word written on its back as well, long-short pages
Inspired by 2017 The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 113
Asi Wind Torn, Marked, Stabbed, Crumpled, Burned & Restored Page page is torn from a magazine and a word selected by randomly sticking a pin in that page, the page is burned and reappears crumpled back in the book, with a hole in the chosen word and burned edges, printed flash paper
Inspired by 2018 Repertoire 87
Asi Wind Book Switch with a book shell
2018 Repertoire 88
Christoph Borer Die Buchseiten-Force forcing page from a book
Also published here
  • Borodin's "Die Riffelforce" in "Ex Faustibus", 1999. P. 24
2018 Mentale Notizen 141
Christoph Borer Effekte und Methoden effects and methods of book tests
1. Der Grundeffekt: Ein Wort herausfinden (divination of a word)
2. Variationen (variations)
3. Andere Effekte (other effects with books)
2018 Mentale Notizen 199
Christoph Borer Spezielle Bücher using special books
2018 Mentale Notizen 208
Mike Helmer The Deliquescent Bookmark spectator remembers a page number and word in a book, book mark penetrates book to that page and has word written on it, posed as a problem
2018 Alarum (Issue 1 (Summer #1)) 2