116 entries in Magnet / As Hidden Method / Miscellanous
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Philip Breslaw The learned little Swan, One of Mr. Breslaw's Grand Deceptions automaton swan swims in a bowl with letters of alphabet on the rim, spelling a name or swims to named letter, on magnets and anecdote of Breslaw being heckled by Francis Blake Delaval
Related to 1784 Breslaw's Last Legacy 33
Henri Decremps Autre apparence de Mouvement Perpétuel. other perpetual motion machine, made from wood
1785 Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 147
Henri Decremps Cadrans Sympathiques two dials with letters, needle is placed on one letter and needle moves by its own on other dial
1785 Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 150
Unknown The Box of Numbers four numbered blocks put in closed box, performer divines arranged number, magnetism
1890 More Magic 257
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Die behexte Taschenuhr No. 24, borrowed pocket watch stops and continues at command, electric magnet
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 72
Unknown Light and Heavy Chest with cigar box on plate, electro magnet
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 74
Unknown Plate raps Number plate on tray raps according to thrown die number, electro magnet
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 74
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Die Geisterschrift oder das unergründliche Geheimnis No. 33, freely named word appears on wrapped slate, chalk is shorter as well, assistant in table writes with magnet and chalk has iron core
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 96
Unknown Die dressierte Fliege fake fly divines things by moving on a board that has a grid with the alphabet and letters, secret (small) assistant behind board and magnet
Related to Mar. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 3) 44
Unknown Der elektrische Kartenspiegel No. 10, mirror hangs on stage, deck thrown on it and selection clings to it, drops on command, electro magnet, alternative handling with battery on back and mirror in hand
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 80
H. F. C. Suhr Der Geistertisch bell on (gaffed) table answers questions, or ball rolls, rapping hand, electro-magnetic
Related to Feb. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 2) 30
H. F. C. Suhr Der Geistertisch part two
Related to Mar. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 3) 46
Dr. G. Runschke Beitrag zum "magnetischen Zahlenkästchen" improvement, using a wand made from glass
Inspired by
  • Willmann's Salon-Magie, p. 372
Jan. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 1) 11
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Dr. Ervin's Psychic Cigarette cigarette rolls towards performer on table
1938 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 6) 3
Theodore DeLand Floating Smoke cigarette floats in hat, loop passed over it
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 20) 85
Arnold Belais A Stamp Collector's Nightmare paddle routine with stamps on two paddles, "paste spreaders", magnets
Oct. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 5) 155
Phil Weisbecker, Ed Mishell Cosmic Comics with magnets
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 128) 516
George B. Anderson A Mental Illusion two hidden objects are found in the audience, looks like contact mind reading, detective presentation
1949 It Must Be Mindreading 31
Dr. Boris Zola Doc Zola's Magnet Routine matches penetrate card, with matchbook
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 13
James Upchurch A Spooky Spots Finish method to hand out Spooky Spots board
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 2
George Schindler Radar Magnet idea for the radar pencil
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 279) 1115
U. F. Grant Lilly - Levi knife in paper cup, knife is held and cup remains suspended
Related to
  • Stewart James in Tops, April, 1940.
1960 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 351) 231
James G. Thompson Jr. Five to One billets in hat, secret divination and reading
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 353) 239
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks magische Kraft six ESP cards are secretly put in six envelopes, performer divines where the cards are by writing them on the envelopes with chalk
Related toVariations 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 92
Martin Gardner Variable Magnetic Lie Detector lie detector using the Variable Magnetic Executive Tranquilizer
1964 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 393) 399
Henry Lannering Magnetized Needle needle clings to razor blade
July 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 9) 46
Ali Bongo The Balancing Yogi sucker trick with a small doll, spectator cannot balance it
1966 The Bongo Book 34
Bento Sympathetic Matches two paddles, name appears, four matches from a matchbook separately on a handkerchief join in one corner with the paddle as cover, the matches are placed in a stand and are covered, they vanish and reappear in the matchbook
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 127
Bob Ostin Thimble Box thimble vanishes and appears in a box
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 179
J. "Rink" van Rinkhuyzen Acrobatic Paperclips paper clips suspend on each other and finally a finger ring as well, when examined the paperclips have linked together to form a chain with the ring
Variations 1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 101
Eddie Joseph Bewildering Buttons routine with buttons and plastic cups and magnet gimmick at finger (impromptu chop cup style)
  • Downward Penetration
  • Upward Penetration
  • Direct Penetration
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 179
John Hamilton Scientific Rope magnetic ends, held together with thread
  • cut & restored
  • Disappearing Knot
  • Penetration Of A Wand Or Pencil
Aug. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 10) 353
Pavel A Rope Circle Routine three knotted rope rings become one large ring, then small rings again which are then linked
1970ca. Successful Magic 7
Chandler Mason Punk Chow! living and dead test, with food spectator likes and one he does not like, divined with pendulum
1973 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 71) 353
John Cornelius Magnetic Fork powerful magnet below table makes fork magnetic above table
Related toAlso published here May 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 7) 733
Martin Gardner With Magnets picking up metal things with match, see also p. 834 for clarification, p. 874 for obtaining magnets
Related to Dec. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 2) 829
Anthony Raven The Eye of the Raven! prediction in envelope, card stolen from deck, magnetic
Variations 1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 109) 541
Karl Fulves Zero Gee Lunaball (scientific toy), light metal sphere with magnetic outer surface, close-up levitation
Related to Jan. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 3) 841
Karl Fulves Silent Thought Transmission two origami crows on table, circle of cards around them, they move to two selections
May 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 7) 960
Stephen Minch Confusing the Compass needle of compass dances, knee magnet attached after searching of performer
1975 Mind & Matter 26
Stephen Minch "We Interrupt this Program" running radio is made to malfunction with mind power
1975 Mind & Matter 27
Cicardi 'Super' Mental Image five ESP cards are secretly put in six envelopes, performer divines where the cards are by drawing the symbols on the envelopes
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 157) 781
Clayton Rawson, Walter B. Gibson, Jerry Ross Date Sense coins in handkerchief, one with specific date is found, several versions
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 161) 802
Al Mann Permutation of Matter - A Solid Through Solid Effect safety pins link together, three phases
Part I - three pins link in spectator's hand
Part II - safety pin links with finger ring, phase with Andrus Linking Pin gimmick
Part III - pins are magnetized (inspired by Rink's Acrobatic Paperclips)
Inspired byRelated to 1977 Psycho-Mentisis 3
Al Mann Merlin's Magic Marionettes puppet starts to move (wiggle, move head and hands) on performer's command
Related to 1977 Psycho-Mentisis 17
Bobby Hughes Mental Image Outdone! presentation idea for Jaks's Mental Image, five ESP cards are secretly put in six envelopes, performer divines where the cards are by drawing the symbols on the envelopes, last on is predicted
Inspired by 1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 201) 1001
Stephen Minch Pickman's Model stain appears on table under statue, then statue moves and disappears
Also published here 1979 Lovecraftian Ceremonies 16
Unknown, Henry Slade Psychic Compass No. 23, compass needle moves, magnet in shoe under table
1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 35
Karl Fulves The Time Pool No. 41, spectator's watch apparently speeded up when dipped into special glass
1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 66
Nathan Stark Mind Press piece of matchbook is balanced on a pin and covered with a glas, starts turning
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 241) 1201
Robert Siepielski Keylock several blank cards in envelopes and and one with a drawn key, key is found and person who chose envelope, metal detector method
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 244) 1219
Martin Lewis, Paul Harris Stamped Second demonstration second deal, stamp is stuck onto top card
1980 Close-up Fantasies — Book II 111
Peter Pit Ghost Key key turns on hand and raps and twists on a tray
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 256) 1277
Gene "Phantini" Grant Star Trick! prediction of a zodiac sign, with chop cup
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 268) 1339
Mike Caveney A Bloody Prediction murder story, prediction of a stabbing wound, comedy routine
1981 Magicomedy 57
Gene "Phantini" Grant Uncanny Impulses pencil run over card with letters and stops at several letters, letters form a word a second spectator is thinking of
1981 Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 56
Richard Bartram, Jr. "This Ain't Psychokinesis!!" "UP" elevator button always turn over in performer's hand
1985 Close-Up of the Damned 19
Richard Bartram, Jr. This Ain't Psychokinesis, Either! coin under glass moves and spins
1985 Close-Up of the Damned 21
Frederick Braue The Wandering Pip Five into Four of Diamonds, magnetic (1943)
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 13
Karl Fulves Catchbets No. 6, on bets in which the sneak solution does not work as expected
  • coin on strip of paper on edge of glass has to be put into glass
  • three coins in a row, some can be touched, some moved
  • tearing a strip of paper, one hand on each end, into three pieces, posed as a problem
Related to 1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 6) 93
Unknown Magnetic Shim Marking
1986 Amperthand 4
Philip T. Goldstein Psign prediction of a sign, eight different symbols on a paper
1986 Mix '86 7
Philip T. Goldstein Psign prediction of a sign, eight different symbols on a paper
1988 Das Phil Goldstein Seminar 10
Philip T. Goldstein Psign prediction of a sign, eight different symbols on a paper
1988 Lecture 8
Philip T. Goldstein Psign prediction of a sign, eight different symbols on a paper
1990 NYCANOTES 3
Michael Weber PeeK word written on business card, covered with glass bowl and handkerchief, secret magnet and shim in business card
Also published here 1990 [1990 Notes] 8
Philip T. Goldstein Psign prediction of a sign, eight different symbols on a paper
1991 Music City Conclave 1992 Notes 12
Steve Dusheck Experiment No. 10 magnet hidden in one-finger Sanada type gimmick
1991 Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 53
Jim Steinmeyer Needles magnet on wine bottle
1991 Device and Illusion 116
Michael Weber PeeK word written on business card, covered with glass bowl and handkerchief, secret magnet and shim in business card
Also published here 1991 Lecture Collection 10
Ken Brooke The Ken Brooke Coin Trick edited reprint from 1964, coin penetrates silk into glass twice
Inspired by
  • "The Marconick Coin Trick", ca. 1963
Variations
1993 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 4) 11
Alexander de Cova Magnet-Gimmick magnet in trouser above knee
Related toAlso published here 1993 Seminarnotizen Steyr 1993 5
Philip T. Goldstein Psign prediction of a sign, eight different symbols on a paper
1995 Connotes 8
Alexander de Cova Invisible Magnetic Holdout magnet in trouser above knee
Also published here 1995 Verblüffend Einfach — Einfach Verblüffend 27
Pavel Pavel's "Seil durch den Hals" rope through neck, variation with handkerchief, magnetic
1995 M wie Magie 4
Pavel Seil durch den Körper rope through body, magnetic
1995 M wie Magie 6
Pavel Pavel's "Seil durch den Körper" rope penetrates neck and body, magnetic
1995 M wie Magie 6
Pavel Der Magnetische Zauberstab handkerchief appears knotted on wand
1995 M wie Magie 26
Pavel Magnet-Halter magnetic holder in trousers
1995 M wie Magie 30
Martin Lewis, Paul Harris Stamped Second demonstration second deal, stamp is stuck onto top card
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue Close-up Fantasies 1 & 2) 225
Tom Stone Across the Void no touch version, with rubberbands
1996 The Warpsmith Returns 5
Chad Long Spray Paint ball bearing in can is silenced at will
1997 More Stuff... 4
Pete Biro Billion-Dollar Bill Switch switch that ends clean, magnet unload in back pocket
1997 Virtual Foolery 5
Joe Mogar Hanging Around combining magnets and thimble magic
1997 Digital Effects 146
Alexander de Cova Der Magnethalter und seine Anwendungen magnetic holder system for body loading
Related to 1998 Secrets No. 2 65
Alexander de Cova Das De Cova - Haltesystem holder system for body loading
1998 Secrets No. 2 69
Martin Gardner Two Stunts
  • "Bronx cheer effect" with tv screen
  • tissue around end of tube, filled with salt, tissue cannot be broken
  • affecting television screen with magnet
1998 Underworld (Issue 7) 95
Martin Gardner The 7th Clip six paper clips in paper cup cling to it when turned upside down, when seventh clip is placed inside, they drop out
1998 Underworld (Issue 9) 120
John Riggs Voo Doo You with voodoo doll, prediction on cardboard where spectator places pin
1998 Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 7) 12
John Derris, Bob McAllister Staggering ring and rope, based on McAllister routine, magnet
1998 Come A Little Closer 38
Bob King Magnet Miller on the Jack Miller Hold-out
1999 Private Notes 7
Barrie Richardson Mental Magnetism deck spread on table and hands placed on spread, cards cling to hand, eventually all fall down except selection
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Club 71, Easter 1990
1999 Theater of the Mind 49
Barrie Richardson Suspension of Disbelief glass clings to spoon
VariationsAlso published here
  • Club 71, Autumn 1991
1999 Theater of the Mind 53
John Cornelius Lines of Flux powerful magnet below table makes fork magnetic above table
Also published here 2001 The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 57
Antón "Mago Antón" López El Submarino y el Periscopio selection is found with the aid of a straw, submarin presentation, with variation
  • Variante: Equilibrio Inverosimil
2003 La Magia Española del Siglo XX 234
Barrie Richardson The Legal Switch-pad deck switched as it slides off a pad
Inspired by
  • Stop Trick with plate by Ken Brooke
Related to
  • "Omar's Deck Switch" (U.F. Grant)
Also published here
  • Vibrations, Jan. 1998
2005 Act Two 41
Jack Avis The Magnetic Straw "A Table Trick"
straw becomes apparently magnetic
2006 Rara Avis 192
Axel Hecklau Das Prisma (eine Schalfärbung) with silk scarf and special gimmick
2008 "Details" 20
Stéphane Bourgoin Final Flight coin travels from one spectator's hand to another, magnet under band-aid
Inspired by
  • Richard Robinson's "Fixed Raven" in "Absolute Vanish"
Jan. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 1) 25
Guy Hollingworth Torn & Restored Card
  • Method 1 (ditch with magnet in sleeve)
  • Method 2 (ditch with pull)
Oct. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 10) 32
Stephen Minch Pickman's Model stain appears on table under statue, then statue moves and disappears
Also published here 2009 The Book of Forgotten Secrets 45
Trevor Lewis Newton's Nightmares presentation, ball falls through tube fast or slowly,
Inspired by
  • William J. Schmeelk's "Newton's Nightmare"
2009 Routines Matter 113
Axel Hecklau Der Spezialhalter magnet holder for playing cards etc., in conjunction with Die Universalweste
2013 Evolution 20
Christian Scherer Bewegungskontrolle disk is spun on mirror and on performer's wish it either twists quickly or almost does not stop, Euler's Disk
2014 Schlaglichter 102
Dr. Stanley Jaks His Cup of Tea tea leaves reading with wallet, Q&A, magnetic
Related toAlso published here
  • "His Cup of Tea" in "M.U.M" November, 1973
  • "His Cup of Tea" in Ed Mellon's "Mental-Wise"
2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 156
Dr. Stanley Jaks Mental Image five ESP cards are secretly put in six envelopes, performer divines where the cards are by writing them on the envelopes with chalk
Related toVariations 2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 187
Vanni Bossi Under a Tack signed card appears thumb tacked to underside of table
2016 The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi 106
Jorge "The Jack" Garcia Project Fear spectator writes a fear on a paper, performer divines it
2016 Project Fear 5
Jorge "The Jack" Garcia Psychometry with an Envelope several ideas, drawings in envelopes
2016 Project Fear 15
Tom Cutts The Gift spectator selects a picture with different presents, the same picture is found in an envelope and the person receives the gift as a climax
2016 Project Fear 19
John Hostler ImagineInk word written on business card is divined, card becomes blank and pen does not write afterwards, magnet steal of card
2016 Magnum Opossum 27
John Hostler Convoid flap in middle of bill is opened and closed again
Related to 2016 Magnum Opossum 123
Gene Anderson Knot Dr. Seuss big knot is formed, falls of rope and performer is left with short piece of rope, Pavel's Krazy Knot
A. Background and Credits
B. The poem
C. Gene's script
D. Materials and tools
F. Seuss book
2016 Gene Anderson — The Book 189
Bill Cheung, Áriston Any Card Rising Rising Card, any card can be named
2018 Lecture Note 2018 10
Kieron Johnson Iced Tea hot tea suddenly freezes in mug
2018 The Time Traveller 45
Christian Scherer Süchtig nach Baumnüssen walnuts appear, vanish and travel to glas under tube, then walnuts vanish again and jumbo walnut appears, using nutcracker and toy squirrel
Inspired by 2020 Süchtig nach Baumnüssen 3