1,564 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Divination / Mind Reading
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Unknown An other waie to doo the same, having your selfe indeed never seene the card card glimpsed with diversion (like letting some cards fall), making piles and following the card, then giving it to spectator and divining it
Related to 1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXVII) 189
Unknown How to tell one what card he seeth in the bottome, when the same card is shuffled into the stocke card peeked, kept under control with jog shuffle and then "forced" (given) to spectator and divined
Related to 1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXVII) 189
Unknown To tell what Card a Person thinks upon, though you are not in the Room, or which Card he has touched, or waved his Hand over strange method
1784 Breslaw's Last Legacy 62
Unknown Les Cartes Devinées, les Yeux Bandés spectator selects a bunch of cards and shuffles them, medium comes on stage, then with blindfold and without the performer saying a word all cards are named
1784 La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 39
Unknown To tell what Card you think on in the whole Pack. probability and rudimental form of fishing
1784 Breslaw's Last Legacy 63
Henri Decremps Tour des trois Bijoux rendu plus simple & plus merveilleux. three objects (jewelry, watch, cigarette case) are selected by three people and all get some playing cards which are added after some rules, performer divines who has which object
1785 Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 235
Unknown Deviner la pensée d'autrui par un ancien moyen nouvellement perfectionné mutus nomen, final cards found with sword
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 163
Unknown Dire à l'avance la carte que quelqu'un choisira a spectator names the card that another person selected
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 113
Unknown Deviner d'avance celle de quatre cartes qu'une personne prendra librement spectator names a card that has been touched by another spectator from a group of four cards, performer whispers card to him previously
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 149
Unknown Deviner combien de clefs une personne a dans sa poche Guess how many keys a person has in his pocket
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 241
Unknown Deviner la carte pensée card thought from fan
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 144
Unknown To Detect, without Confederacy, which of Four Cards has been Turned Round in your Absence one-way margins
1876 Modern Magic 57
Unknown To Guess, by the aid of a Passage of Poetry or Prose, such one of Sixteen Cards as, in the Performer's Absence, has been Touched or Selected by the Company verbal code
1876 Modern Magic 56
Unknown The Cards Revealed by the Looking-Glass joke
1876 Modern Magic 53
Unknown The Magic Triplets variation with twenty-four cards and triplets instead of twenty and pairs
1876 Modern Magic 55
Unknown To Name all the Cards in the Pack in Succession full stack, Eight Kings explained
1876 Modern Magic 50
Unknown Four Packets of Cards having been Formed face downwards on the Table, to discover the Total Value of the Undermost Cards
Related to 1876 Modern Magic 49
Unknown The Pairs Re-paired
1876 Modern Magic 54
Unknown A Person having Secretly Thought of a Card, and the Pack having been Divided into Three Heaps, to Declare in which Heap the Card thought of will be found
1889 Tricks with Cards 129
Unknown "Reading" the Cards multiple cards divined with wand, punch marked deck
1889 Tricks with Cards 58
Charlier Artificial Spiritualism removed cards divined, pile cut off by spectator and number of cards as well as number of pips divined, stacked and punch marked
1889 Tricks with Cards 63
Unknown To Name all the Cards of the Pack in Succession full stack, 32-version and Eight Kings explained
1889 Tricks with Cards 76
Unknown The "Whispering Trick" for one spectator, paperballs over the head situation
1889 Tricks with Cards 93
Unknown The Capital Q back-count force with counters/coins or cards, as divination with partial stack
Also published here 1889 Tricks with Cards 95
Unknown The Cards having been freely Shuffled and Cut into three or four Heaps, to Name the Top Card of each Heap one ahead
1889 Tricks with Cards 127
Unknown The Magic Circle "To discover a card or other object that has been touched in the performer's absence", with medium and code
1890 More Magic 242
Professor Hoffmann The Mysterious Pairs several spectators remove two cards each and place them face to face, performer receives one card and names the other, then the pairs come together again in the deck
1890 More Magic 84
Unknown The Capital Q back-count force with counters/coins or cards, as divination with partial stack
VariationsAlso published here 1890 More Magic 27
Unknown Any number of Packets of Cards having been formed face downwards on the Table, to discover the Total Value of the Undermost Cards. with formula for any number of cards
Related to 1890 More Magic 23
Unknown New Numerical Trick with Cards three heaps formed while performer is blindfolded according to some mathematical instructions, performer in the end know amount of cards in center pile
1890 More Magic 25
Unknown To name the Bottom Card of each of Three Heaps of Cards performer divines bottom cards of three piles by making up mathematical rules with other drawn cards
1890 More Magic 88
Unknown Card Naming when stack has been shuffled, punch deck
1890 More Magic 81
Unknown Practical Illustrations
  • top cards named after cut
  • spectator cuts off cards and performer knows number of cards and points containted
1890 More Magic 75
Unknown Das Gedankenlesen pseudo muscle-reading used to divine a word written on a piece of paper, impression onto metal tray with soap covered paper
Oct. 1895 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 2) 28
Unknown Die magische Sehkraft No. 18, a picture card is turned around, performer knows with one
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 23
Unknown Die Macht des Zauberstabes No. 44, four packets cut by performer, he names top cards of all piles
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 52
Unknown Gedankenübertragung - 1. Methode - 1. Experiment mit Karten medium on chair divines selected cards, marked and coded by performer in way he holds the card
Mar. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 3) 39
Unknown Das Gedankenlesen No. 4, spectator writes name of card on paper, card divined by performer, impression on silver plate
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 6
Unknown Das Hellsehen No. 17, one of three cards chosen, performer divines, assistant codes with position of cigarette in mouth
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 22
Unknown Gedankenübertragung - 3. Methode medium blindfolded with black hood, medium draws picture of chosen object, draws chosen landscape, draws chosen playing cards and coin
Related to Sep. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 9) 137
Unknown Das Nennen jeder Karte im Spiel oder das bezauberte Messer borrowed pocket knife stabbed into borrowed deck, performer repeatedly names card above knife, bottom card glimpsed and slipped to stabbed spot
Jan. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 1) 9
Unknown Das Mädchen für Alles in Gestalt eines Kartenspieles combination of effects from book
1. Die magische Sehkraft
2. Die Kartenwage
3. performer repeatedly names card where spectator cuts to
4. Das Lesen mit den Fingerspitzen
5. Das Sortier-Etui (removing named cards from pocket)
6. Das unsichtbare, geheimnisvolle Uhrwerk
7. performer can always cut at a King (four Kings crimped)
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 85
Unknown Die künstliche Reihenfolge der Karten simple cyclical stack, divination of chosen card
Mar. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 7) 97
Unknown Zur Tachypsychographie oder Hellsehen by "C. K. from Hannover", placement on table cloth codes card to assistant, code of silence, also other objects like coins possible
Related to Oct. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 10) 153
Unknown Das bezauberte Messer spectator stabs knife into shuffled deck, performer names card, bottom card slipped into position
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 28
Unknown Nennen mehrerer gezogener Karten cards chosen, then deck switched and cards returned, cards identified because they are twice in deck or because one deck is short
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 44
Unknown Der allwissende Künstler "by H. Sch., Dresden", deck laid out on table, performer can find any named card from the back, switched for stacked deck
Dec. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 4) 60
Unknown Der mysteriöse Kartenkreis card chosen from clock dial layout with counting procedure
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 104
Unknown Nennen der obersten Karte im Spiel performer names top card of shuffled deck multiple times
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 46
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Der Hellseher several spectators chose cards and seal them in envelopes, performer divines the cards inside, marked envelopes
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 80
Unknown Erraten mehrerer Karten durch ein gewisses Schema
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 95
Unknown Die von drei Personen gedachten Karten erraten zu können three spectators each think of one of three cards, performer divines them
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 48
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Einzig unfehlbare Manier, um vom Publikum gemerkte Karten zu erraten strange force of fourth card from top
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 29
Unknown Nennen zweier Karten deck cut in two piles, performer names top two cards
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 43
Unknown Die magische Sehkraft performer blindfolded, spectators hand him cards which he holds to his forehead and divines, palmed mirror
May 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 5) 73
Hugo Schröder Der Kartenkünstler als Hellseher "by Hugo Sch., Dresden", layout of all cards on table, performer can name any of the cards
Related to Jan. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 1) 4
Unknown Ein Geheimnis deck shuffled and cut into two piles, performer looks at top card of one pile and can name top card of other pile, repeated
June 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 12) 184
Unknown Ne Plus Ultra - First Method pile of cards removed, noted and placed on pack, after some dealing procedure, the performer divines the cards in face-down layout, also alternative with marked deck or stripper, "quadrating" (p. 50)
Also published here 1897 New Era Card Tricks 48
Unknown Ne Plus Ultra - Second Method pile of cards removed, noted and placed on pack, after some dealing procedure, spectator deals through cards and performer stops him at all selections
Also published here 1897 New Era Card Tricks 55
Unknown Thought Foretold deck divided in four piles, one chose, all cards divined and predicted
1897 New Era Card Tricks 135
Unknown X Rays cards in envelopes are divined, two methods, envelopes marked visually or haptically
Related to 1897 New Era Card Tricks 144
Unknown The Mysterious Hat two cards are divined and then travel into hat
1897 New Era Card Tricks 190
Unknown Mystic Divination pile of card selected and pocketed by spectator, cards are divined by performer
1897 New Era Card Tricks 191
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Weissagen wider Willen card written on billet and put in envelope, another empty envelope closed, spectator divines selection (via multiple-step equivoque), card travels from deck into this envelope
Also published here May 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 11) 172
Unknown Divination on Slate two spectators connected with rope for "thought transmission", name of card apparently written on slate by spectator
June 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 6) 85
Unknown Das non plus ultra-Kunststück pile of cards removed, noted and placed on pack, after some dealing procedure, the performer divines the cards in face-down layout, translation by John Willmann
Related toAlso published here May 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 5) 67
Unknown Das non plus ultra-Kunststück part two of translation, with marked and stripper deck variants
Related to June 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 6) 83
Unknown Das Non plus ultra-Kunststück
  • Zweite Methode
pile of cards removed, noted and placed on pack, after some dealing procedure, spectator deals through cards and performer stops him at all selections
Also published here July 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 7) 99
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Eine Gedanken-Photographie spectator writes card on paper, two blank business cards put in box, on one appears image and on other name of selection
Dec. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 12) 184
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Weissagen wider Willen card written down, another spectator divines it via equivoque, it vanishes from deck and appears in envelope
Also published here Nov. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 11) 164
S. v. S. Ueberraschungen mit Hülfe der Mnemotechnik II. ten cards chosen and named
Aug. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 8) 126
Robert Lenz Das Erraten der Zahl der Points mehrerer Karten piles made by counting up to fifteen from whatever value the first card of each pile is, sum of bottom cards of piles divined
July 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 7) 102
S. v. S. Ueberraschungen mit Hülfe der Mnemotechnik card taken out of in-the-hands spread, deck secretly cut and bottom card glimpsed and divined
June 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 6) 92
S. v. S. Ueberraschungen mit Hülfe der Mnemotechnik III. three cards chosen, one card appears face-up on face of deck, other two cards named
Sep. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 9) 139
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli XII. Weissagen wider Willen (Ein Kartenkunststück), spectator selects a card and writes name on paper, which is sealed in envelope, other spectator guesses card and selection vanishes from deck and appears in second envelope
1902 Moderne Magie 136
L. Graham Lewis To Tell the Card at which any Members of the Audience May Cut a Pack people cut off small piles, bottom cards divined, stack
1902 The Modern Conjurer 67
Unknown Von drei Karten, welche drei verschiedene Personen gezogen haben, die zu nennen, welche eine jede gezogen hat three spectators do some calculation with their selections after which the performer know who has which card
Nov. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 11) 174
Unknown Die 20 Karten
Dec. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 12) 189
Hänsel Kastner Sensationelles Erraten einer gedachten Karte mit Hülfe des Muskellesens spectator cuts off a pile and remembers bottom card which is later divined, break picked up during replacement
Aug. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 8) 118
Phantome Ein moderner Erfinder - 13. card put in envelope is divined
Related to Jan. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 1) 11
A. J. Hellsehen mit Karten medium knows order of cards after "spectator' shuffles, stooge, medium in dark bag with flash light
Dec. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 12) 188
Hugo Schrader Die Augen als Kartenspiegel spectator has two cards and should hold up one, performer divines it, less blood in the hand
June 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 6) 91
Hugo Schrader Eine übernatürliche Uebereinstimmung card chosen and lost, dominoes placed together by spectator, endpoint indicate suit and value and added up the position of the selection
Inspired by
  • "Unerreicht!" (Conradis Der Kartenkünstler im XX. Jahrhundert, p. 81)
May 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 5) 70
Unknown Clairvoyance with Cards - First Method spectator touches card in fanned-out deck, performer instantly names it
1909 The Art of Magic 165
Theodore DeLand Third Method deck shuffled by spectators and several remove a card, they're replaced and divined, index with hole throughout deck (x-ray deck)
1909 The Art of Magic 166
Unknown The Reversed Card spectator turns card end for end and performer knows which one
1911 Modern Card Manipulation 94
Stanley Collins The Guessing Game spectator guesses correctly on of three cards he has in pocket, then it change places with one of the other two cards
Related to 1915 Original Magical Creations 63
Charles T. Jordan Odd or Even No. 11, spectator cuts off pile and spectator divined whether it's an odd or even number
1919/1920 Thirty Card Mysteries 42
Charles T. Jordan Coluria No. 25, thirty-two-deck of cards is cut and dealt into six piles, two remaining cards pocketed, colors of top cards code bottom cards and cards in pocket, done out-of-room
Variations 1919/1920 Thirty Card Mysteries 68
Charles T. Jordan Satan's Trance No. 26, four cards removed from thirty-two-card deck and put in envelope, lights out, when lights are back on the names of cards are written on envelope
Variations 1919/1920 Thirty Card Mysteries 70
Charles T. Jordan The Twentieth Century Puzzle No. 14, chosen cards are returned into deck one by one and divined
1919/1920 Thirty Card Mysteries 46
Charles T. Jordan Telepathic Control No. 15, card chosen after some dealing is divined
1919/1920 Thirty Card Mysteries 48
Charles T. Jordan The Spirit Mathematician No. 2, half deck in performer's pocket, card with same suit and cards who add up to same domination as selection are produced, (binary, 1,2,4,8)
Related to 1920 Ten New Impromptu Card Tricks 5
Charles T. Jordan The Reversed Court Card No. 6, one of four court cards is reversed by spectator, performer divines which one, one-way on face of some Bicycle cards
Also published here 1920 Ten New Impromptu Card Tricks 14
Al Baker Al Baker's Mind-Reading Card Trick locator cards, one-ahead, billets
1920s The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue The Twenty-Five Dollar Manuscript) 474
Charles T. Jordan Fate and the Joker card selected by stabbing joker, card named, stacked deck
1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 35
Charles T. Jordan The Assistance Card Trick follow up to last trick, card is selected and put in pocket, performer goes through the cards once and knows the missing one, clocking mod 13
1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 11
Charles T. Jordan The Impromptu Card Reader some hands dealt and performer knows cards in one of them, riffle stacking from bottom
Related to 1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 30
Charles T. Jordan The Mysterious Detective three spectators pocket cards, performer names them, stack that can be riffle shuffled once
1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 35
Charles T. Jordan The Take a Peek Card Trick four groups shuffled, card chosen and by looking at the section it came from it is divined
1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 22
Edward Bagshawe A "Spirit Divination" Mystery name of card appears on empty paper
1924 Exclusive Problems in Magic 42
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
Louis Nikola To Name The Pack In Order, Without Looking At It, Either From The Bottom or From The Top Deck shuffled halfway through
1927 The Nikola Card System 39
Tom Sellers Card Telepathy
1927 Tricks That Work 13
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
Louis Nikola To Name The Bottom Cards Of A Number Of Heaps By Looking At The Top Cards
1927 The Nikola Card System 43
Oswald Rae Psycho-Analysis performer divines card and thought of name of a spectator by holding his wrist, then spectator divines thought of card from spectator
1928 Sub Rosa 77
Oswald Rae Rae's Ten-Card Trick spectator removes ten cards and selects one, performer puts cards in pocket and removes selection, duplicates
1928 Sub Rosa 1
Theodore Annemann Psychic Sympathy two decks, spectator cuts his deck and looks at one, performer removes same card from his deck, trick is repeated. Two methods
1931 The Book Without A Name 27
Theodore Annemann Telepathy in the Audience spectator looks through the deck and removes a card, it's the card another spectator had chosen
1931 The Book Without A Name 19
Eric F. Impey Synchrono - A Mechanical Pack stacked peek deck
  • To gain knowledge of any card freely selected
  • To name the cards one after the other
  • To reverse the positions of the two uppermost cards
  • A further effect (card to case)
1931 Try This One 4
Theodore Annemann Find the Lady a Queen and four Aces are put in five envelopes, performer finds envelope with odd card
Also published here 1931 The Book Without A Name 41
Theodore Annemann The Mystery Card Reading Method pack behind back, performer names cards
1931 The Book Without A Name 35
Victor Farelli The Marvellous Discovery card removed from pack while performer is not looking, yet he quickly finds two cards that denote the selection by value and suit without looking at the faces
  • First Method
  • Second Method ("Shades")
  • Third Method (Difference in Design)
Related to 1931 Controlled Coincidence 12
Tom Sellers Double Date dates of two borrowed coins divined, dates written into grid on a paper by spectator
Variations 1931 Magical Pleasantries 8
Laurie Ireland Thought Reading Extraordinary spectator cuts to any card, performer reads mind from distance, estimation & memorized deck
1931 Ireland Writes a Book 18
Lu Brent Can You Imagine!! (An unusual card effect) Spectator apparently able to predict magician's selected card
1932 Novel Magic 36
Al Baker Mind Reading Trick locator cards, one-ahead, billets
1932 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Pack) 483
Al Baker The Impossible Discovery forcing deck, two deck switches
Variations 1933 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Book) 83
Victor Farelli, Dr. Herschell The Floating Image afterimage as presentation to divine several cards
1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 104
Orville Wayne Meyer Your Card behind back you produce card of same suit and value as spectator's selection, Si Stebbins
Related to 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 30
Theodore Annemann Another Sympathetic Mystery two decks, spectator selects card from one, performer finds duplicate in other deck, stacked, estimation, fishing
Related to 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 26
Theodore Annemann The Guessing Contest performer and spectator write a card on a slip of paper and try to find the others card, while the spectator cannot find the card in ten attempts, the performer hits on the first card
Variations 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 18
Theodore Annemann The Two Person Location two bottom cards code two selections to assistant in other room, stacked
Related to 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 20
Orville Wayne Meyer Your Card! selection is divined via two cards behind back (suit, value), cyclical stack, see page 99 for improvement by Meyer
1934 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 2) 7
Theodore Annemann A Real Psychic Card Test stacked deck and slates
Variations 1934 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 3) 11
Tom Sellers Card Divination spectator puts cards in pockets, performer divines selection from those
1934 Card Tricks That Work 5
Tom Sellers A Trick with the Si Stebbins Pack selection divined by two cards (suit and value)
1934 Card Tricks That Work 6
Theodore Annemann, Tom Bowyer Impromptu Frame Ups card divination with instant stooge
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 6) 22
Al Baker Me and Miss Missus coding card to assistent, stacked pack
1935 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Second Book) 119
Unknown Codes for Mind Reading with Cards
  • Talking Code (First Method)
  • Talking Code (Second Method)
  • Silent Code (Method One)
  • Silent Code (Method Two)
  • Silent Code for Confederate
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 22
Orville Wayne Meyer A Practical Card Code verbal
Variations 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 7) 26
Unknown Tricks with Assistant as the Medium two methods, medium divines cards or finds selections, culling key cards together
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 21
Theodore Annemann Thoughts in the Air medium divines card and object in room, code via cards
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 14) 70
Theodore Annemann Get It! deck is handed to three spectators in the dark, everyone selects a card and when the light is on again, performer reveals all three cards
1935 Mental Bargain Effects 15
Wm. Hewitt Coincidence spectator shuffles deck and cuts to a card, same card is removed by performer from another deck, card shiner
1935 Mental Bargain Effects 11
Theodore Annemann The New Double Telepathy Routine uses the box from Mental Masterpiece + Index, spectator and performer think of a card and try to guess the card of the other
1935 Mental Bargain Effects 7
Theodore Annemann A Daffy Discovery pocketed card is revealed through other cards, optional forcing bank
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 46
Theodore Annemann Par-Optic Vision cards pocketed by spectator are divined one by one, see page 99 for improvement by Annemann, see page 164 for comment by William Larsen
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 48
Louis Lam Would you Believe it? freely selected and replaced card is instantly named, then reverses itself
1935 Would You Believe It? 8
Unknown The Key Card Principle - An Example of Presentation
Variations 1935 Mental Magic with Cards 9
Unknown The Three Heaps spectator cuts deck in three piles, three top cards are divined, repeat
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 10
Unknown The Trio three cards divined, no-touch confusion force
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 10
Unknown A Card and a Number naming name and position of selection, key card
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 11
Unknown The Count Down card and its position remembered and divined, two key cards
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 12
Unknown An Envelope Mystery forced cards put in envelopes with punch marks, including "A Variation"
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 14
Unknown Clairvoyant Reading of Several Cards naming packet of cards through handkerchief
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 18
Unknown A Startling Experiment naming missing card
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 19
Unknown Novel Card Reading removed card behind back named, glimpsing palmed key card
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 19
Unknown Forcing Decks
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 25
Unknown The Impression or Carbon System two methods
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 26
Unknown The Mirror Principle
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 28
Victor Farelli Controlled Coincidence (impromptu method)
magician divines mental selection by using two cards - one denoting suit and one denoting value
Inspired by 1936 Lend Me Your Pack 40
Unknown Hilarious Finish to an Old Trick card at number with recount, another spectator names it
1936 Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 154
Robert Parrish The Psychic Knows three cards divined by medium, stacked deck
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 86
Paul Curry Another Stop! spectator stops while riffling, performer knows card, short card and set-up, for credit details reference
Inspired by 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 107
Theodore Annemann, Al Baker A Version of the Al Baker Three Billet Trick three cards that are selected (one thought-of) and written on a billet are divined, stacked deck
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 108
John Braun, Theodore Annemann Cards in the Cases fair selection is found in second deck, set-up
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 25) 158
Theodore Annemann Notaria chosen card and diagram are divined/duplicated, forcing deck, center tear
Related to 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 27) 165
Theodore Annemann A Simplified Five Card Problem Variation combining "A Simplified Five Card Problem" (Genii November 1936) with card silk
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 27) 166
Dai Vernon An Insolvable Mystery deck behind performer's back in handkerchief, spectator names any number, performer the card at this position
Related toVariations 1936 Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 152
Joe Berg, Unknown The Card and Crystal Ball spectator divines selection in crystal ball, with variation by Joe Berg
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 35
Louis Nikola Unconscious Thought Transmission card placed in envelope in beginning turns out to be any named one, memorized deck as open index
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 398
Howard Albright Duo-Mentality medium in other room divines card, code with pencil
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 293
Unknown Telepathic Cards medium in other room divines cards, pocket writing
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 293
Unknown The Voice of the Spirit code for assistant in other room
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 349
John Goodrum Si Stebbins Up The Sleeve selection behind back is divined
1937 You'd be Surprised 36
Unknown A Psychic Card Feat after some calculations the spectator selects a card that the performer divines
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 186
U. F. Grant Thought Transference assistant names selection when he returns into room, code with one-way cards
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 163
Unknown Miracle Code medium in other room divines card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 292
Unknown Card Telepathy medium in other room divines card, code
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 291
Clayton Brown The Knockout bottom cards code selections to assistant in other room, stacked
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 234
Charles T. Jordan Reversed Court Card four cards in a row, spectator turns one end for end, performer knows which one
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 18
Walter B. Gibson The Sagacious Joker four spectators pocket a card each, the joker is tapped against pocket and performer knows the cards, four methods
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 19
Dr. James William Elliott The Trio simple no-touch force for any number of cards
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 20
Glenn G. Gravatt Card Detectives spectator pockets two cards and performer divines them, basically a bold force
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 22
Ladson Butler The Whispering Queen deck is shuffled and dealt in four heaps, bottom cards divined
Variations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 24
Theodore Annemann Find The Queen four Aces and a Queen sealed in five envelopes and mixed, performer locates Queen
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 28
Unknown Coincidence Again card with mirror foil on the corner to glimpse spectator's selection
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 74
Glenn G. Gravatt Mental Vision four cards chosen and divined, pencil dot card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 82
Unknown Toy Telephone Reading medium divines cards
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 293
Unknown Sight Unseen medium in other room divines card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 292
Unknown The Acme Spirit Test living dead test with cards, one has sticky edges
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 114
C. O. Williams Reading the Cards stacked one-way deck is riffle shuffled, yet order called out
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 155
Theodore Annemann One in Ten Detection performer finds out small thought-of number, one-way backs
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 156
Unknown Instant Mindreading
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 159
Unknown In the Dark divining card through handkerchief
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 169
Charles T. Jordan Long Distance Mindreading stacked deck mailed to friend with selection procedure, crib sheet at home
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 174
Charles T. Jordan The Magi's Detection card counting to divine missing selection, keeping track of values and also suits
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 183
Theodore Annemann Parallel Thoughts one of four freely take cards is selected, medium finds out which one
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1936/37) 183
Unknown Coincidence Extraordinary piles are made, number of cards in a pile is divined, mathematical
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 187
Charles T. Jordan The Pair Detection spectator removes a pair from a packet, performer finds out which cards, card counting, Parallel Principle precursor
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 198
Charles T. Jordan Odd or Even spectator pockets any card of a chosen suit, gray code applied to odd-even in one suit
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 199
Orville Wayne Meyer Your Card behind back you produce card of same suit and value as spectator's selection, Si Stebbins
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 204
Charles T. Jordan Mysterious Detective three spectators pocket cards, performer names them, stack that can be riffle shuffled once
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 207
Charles T. Jordan Fate and the Joker card selected by stabbing joker, card named, stacked deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 109
Charles T. Jordan Psycholia cards are chosen in different room and order is read aloud, card divined, secret second stacked deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 209
Theodore Annemann Another Sympathetic Mystery two decks, spectator selects card from one, performer finds duplicate in other deck, stacked, estimation, fishing
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 214
Charles T. Jordan The Missing Pair NPO deck dealt into four piles, spectator removes a value pair from any pile which is divined by performer
Variations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 226
Theodore Annemann Psychic Card Test dressed up simple divination with two slates
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 232
Si Stebbins Mediumistic Stunt No. 2 several cards are divined, stacked deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 233
Unknown Telepathic Control after shuffling and cutting, spectator deals deck in four piles, performer knows top cards
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 240
Unknown Simple Effects 1. selection is divined, svengali deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 246
Theodore Annemann Two Person Location two bottom cards code two selections to assistant in other room, stacked
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 213
Unknown The Mene Tekel Deck - 4. basic application
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 257
Unknown Card Divination stripper deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 277
Unknown A Divination Effect pocketed cards are named, stripper deck and full deck stack
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 277
Al Baker Impossible Card Discovery forcing deck, two deck switches
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 284
Theodore Annemann The Mentalist's Card Staggerer one of five is divined, duplicates
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 285
Unknown Card X medium names cards while blindfolded
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 291
Theodore Annemann Get it in the Dark three cards chosen in dark room are divined, three forcing decks
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 297
Charles T. Jordan The Whispering Envelope card placed in envelope is divined, see-through envelope for only black cards
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 301
Unknown Great Psychic Card Feat spectator marks card behind deck, divined, dummy pencil (Tom Sellers)
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 301
Unknown Stereotyped - Reading the Cards index on card is traced with ink that leaves an imprint on finger
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 306
Unknown Nine in Ten Detection dotted key and bridge, hoping that spectator cuts at bridge
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 307
Howard Albright Tuned Minds word written on playing card is divined
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 347
Theodore Annemann Two Card Slate Prophecy two cards divined and written on slates, stacked deck and forcing deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 348
Louis Nikola Weighing Chosen Cards memorized deck
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 393
Val Evans Multeffect Cards long-short paired deck used for a routine of eighteen different effects
Related toVariations 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1936/37) 177
Theodore Annemann Mind or Muscle two cards located in spread, third card named, stacked deck and forcing deck
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 35) 237
Stewart Judah The Guessing Game two cards from two decks are put in pockets and divined
1938 Greater Magic 557
S. H. Wimbrough Wise Guy Catch everyone sees how it's done except spectator on stage
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 323
Rupert Slater, John Northern Hilliard Mutus, Nomen, Dedit, Cocis pairs honestly shuffled and switched for duplicates in order ready for deal
Variations 1938 Greater Magic 120
Unknown A Matter of Debit and Credit "I have as many cards as you have, and enough....", magician twice divines correct number of cut off cards
Variations 1938 Greater Magic 157
Clayton Rawson Behind That Door! medium in another room divines cards, color, word with various methods
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 322
John Northern Hilliard Experiment in Mind Reading key and shiner
1938 Greater Magic 92
Unknown Reverse Order Location
1938 Greater Magic 101
S.S. Blodgett The Problem of the Four Aces four aces are pocketed by four spectators, performer divines them
1938 Greater Magic 136
George G. Kaplan A Brain Teaser card chosen behind back is divined, stacked deck
1938 Greater Magic 285
George G. Kaplan Modern Long Distance Mind Reading card put from one half into the other is located, clocking
1938 Greater Magic 286
Unknown One from Five one from five memorized card is chosen and located by touch
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 342
H. Adrian Smith It's in the Bag - Effect No. 1 really blindfolded, short card
1938 Greater Magic 464
Unknown Ne Plus Ultra. New Version with crystal ball four selections and their positions are named, short card and narrow card
1938 Greater Magic 471
James Maxwell Prepared Carbon Card. A Mindreading Trick spectator thinks of card and writes it on piece of paper (carbon card)
1938 Greater Magic 492
Theodore Annemann The Three Pellet Trick three cards written on billets are divined
1938 Greater Magic 894
Byron Churchill Decepto two faced cards are in deck, performer divines one of them
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 47) 331
Frank Lane Mind Reading at a Distance assistant in other room names cards touched by spectator
1938 Greater Magic 897
Dr. Stanley Jaks Crystal-Viso chosen card divined in crystal ball first by performer, then spectator
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 57) 404
The Great Merlini Red-Vibro spectator puts any card in envelope, performer spreads second deck, it has one odd-backed card - the same as in the envelope
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 56) 395
Audley Walsh Gnome Madness spectator pockets any card he likes while spreading through them, this one is found
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 55) 394
Oscar H. Paulson Bridge Mentalo freely selected card is found out after some calculation with its value and suit
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 411
Al Baker Effect 3 using index card, matrix principle
1939 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Effects 1, 2, and 3) 499
Orville Wayne Meyer Finding the Pairs twelve mate pairs distributed, spectator turns up a card and performer instantly the mate, repeated
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 26
Louis Lam The El-El Telephone Test
1939 Be Deceived 5
Louis Lam Impossible deck distributed in thirteen envelopes, cards in chosen envelope divined
1939 Be Deceived 21
Oscar Weigle "Picture This - " performer knows order of picture cards in shuffled deck
Also published here 1939 Do That Again! 29
Robert Parrish Name Your Favorite any card named, after riffle shuffle spectator goes through cards and performer stops him at named card
1939 Do That Again! 30
Oscar Weigle The Triple Enigma spectator puts cards in pocket and remembers a card in rest of deck, performer divines card and number of pocketed cards, then locates card, short card
1939 Do That Again! 38
T. Nelson Downs Money Sense cards divined and four selected cards represent year of coin
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 87) 551
Theodore Annemann Volition four selections in envelopes, spectators choose their own card, equivoque
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 95) 589
Harold Denhart Thought Across Space medium finds card, center tear and gaffed "Instanto" deck
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 680
Dr. Stanley Jaks Legacy From Tibet two routines with one-way picture/symbol cards
Also published here 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 101) 613
Verne Chesbro Percepto selection divined in impressive manner while spectator looks at cards in his own hands
Also published here 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 109) 651
Allan Howell Merlin the Inscrutable pencil shavings in tissue paper "write" name of selection
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 104) 626
Walter B. Gibson Card Case Glimpse "Flap-Flap" card put in card case is glimpsed later
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 86) 548
Hen Fetsch In the Mind performer really blindfolded
  • think stop with one selection
  • think stop with three selections
  • a chosen card is named
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 88) 554
Walter B. Gibson Key Location Medium finds selection in shuffled deck, coding using stacking principle
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 121) 707
G. W. Hunter Three Predictions piles made and card moved around, then some pocketed, performer divines everything
Variations 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 84) 538
Joseph Ovette The Whispering Thought assistant in other room divines card
1940 Fast Ones 11
Harry Blackstone Triumph of the Triumvirate rapping hand divines which key opens lock and which card was selected
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 99) 605
Henry Hardin Hindu Dream cards in hat, shaken and top card removed four times
Also published here 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 119) 701
The Great Merlini Behind the Eight Ball Effect #1: Top card changes into selection
Effect #2: Another selection comes to top
Effect #3: selection is stabbed to with another card
Effect #4: Magic Thrust
Effect #5: spectator seals card in envelope (glimpsed with alcohol)
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 114) 673
Chester Morris The Perfect Prisoner performer names cards, one then travels into previously examined glass frame
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 120) 703
Unknown The Penetrating Eye performer cuts deck in three piles an names top cards
1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 21
Dr. Richard Rowe Three Cards and a Bank Note (Bill) three selections & borrowed bill sealed in four envelopes, performer names card and serial number, all vanish and reappear in middle of deck, bill wrapped around the three cards, duplicates
1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 43
Al Baker The Pairs Re-Paired using memory, for credit information see reference
Related to 1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 240
Hen Fetsch The Card Knows three cards chosen and one pocketed, the other shuffled back, card with cat picture shown which whispers card in pocket and divines other two cards, stacked deck
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 140) 792
Theodore Annemann Time to Shine new deck opened, shuffled, put back, performer knows cards in order, whole in case and shiner
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 123) 716
Herbert Hood The Psychic Slates unseen selection is duplicated on slate, marked & stacked
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 136) 775
Dr. William T. Palchinas Card Determined card selected via down-under-deal procedure is divined by performer, general rule
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 139) 788
Bob Hummer The Whispering Spirit packet is cut and subtracted from a unknown calculation (age x nine), amount of cards in packet is divined when result is named
Also published here 1941 The Whispering Spirit 1
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
Bob Hummer Imagination spectator throws invisible die and deals deck in that amount of packets, back of performed turned divines amount of packets
Also published here 1941 Six More Hummers 14
Theodore Annemann Card Voice three spectators pocket cards, a snoopy card tells them to performer, based on Jordan's "The Sagacious Joker"
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 148) 825
Herbert Hood A Thought Out-Thought free selection divined, marked & stacked
Variations 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 136) 776
Vern Schoneck Cards Don't Lie card with question written on it is divined
Variations 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 141) 795
Unknown Sealed Card Mystery three cards in envelopes, one selected, two cards change to match
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 199
Unknown Royal Card Discovery piles are made, card is divined, mathematical
Related to 1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 217
Eddie Joseph The Card Fiend deck is cut and dealt out face-down in four rows of thirteen cards each, position of named cards are given, then spectator is directed to pick up cards, they are in new deck order
1942 Greater Card Tricks 100
Dr. Douglas Kelley Douglas Kelley's Telephone Trick spectator calls with a toy telephone and reveals selected card
Related to 1942 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1942) 13
Eddie Joseph Distant Thought Penetration silent code for medium to which is brought pad and pen
1942 Greater Card Tricks 87
Frank Thomas On the Head spectator thinks of a word, medium divines it and writes the word on a playing card
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 6) 23
Eddie Joseph Wandaphone card chosen, another spectator choses a card of same suit and choses an amount of cards that matches the value
1942 Greater Card Tricks 28
Eddie Joseph Think of a Number three numbers counted to, cards predicted or divined, bluff count force (original top card)
1942 Greater Card Tricks 19
Eddie Joseph The Pellet Test three numbered paper slips, three cards chosen and written on the slips, all mixed in hat, one chosen, performer divines card, ungaffed impression on deck
1942 Greater Card Tricks 66
Eddie Joseph Stop! Fire! several cards chosen, highest card noted, all cards written on billets and burned one by one, performer stops burning of highest card's billet and names it
1942 Greater Card Tricks 24
Theodore Annemann, Professor Hoffmann It Goes Double deck cut in half, top card on one packet is looked at and tells the top card of the other heap, repeated several times, as a finale both cards are named
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 22) 93
Wilbur T. Kattner Ry for Mystery preparing OOTW while performing
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 16) 65
Walter B. Gibson Lost in the Shuffle medium reveals three cards, pocket writing on playing card
Variations 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 2) 6
Eddie Joseph The Mental Marvel silent code for medium with arrangement on stage of spectator, table, chair
1942 Greater Card Tricks 84
Eddie Joseph Your Thought Read spectator cuts anywhere and remembers face card, which is divined
1942 Greater Card Tricks 18
Eddie Joseph Your Age Will Find You Out spectator takes card at position of his age, card and age divined
1942 Greater Card Tricks 29