76 entries in Rope / Penetration / Penetration
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown The Mystic Tie two pieces of cord tied around performer's neck, gets free
1909 The Art of Magic 337
Danny Dew Walking Through a String of Beads
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 131
Martin Gardner The Houdini Pen
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1937/38) 278
Herb Runge Neckfright rope through neck, snap-fasteners
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 72) 483
Unknown Cutting a Woman in Half rope through body of assistant
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 126
Unknown Walking Through Tapes ropes through body
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 342
Herb Lehwald Rope Through the Neck rope and small tube
1944 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1944) 22
Paul Curry Linked two ropes hanging on performer's shoulder link, see also ring & tape sequence in "Sefalaljia"
Related toVariations 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 123) 496
Unknown Chinese Tape Release From Leg
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 263
Unknown Japanese Multiple Tape Tie penetrating several persons
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 269
Elizabeth Warlock Linklater with a piece of wood, similar working to Dean's Box
Inspired by 1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 212) 846
Jack Avis Loops Entwined under handkerchief
Inspired byAlso published here 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 275) 1098
John R. Boyko A Twist Thru the Wrist string through spectator's wrist, string loop with two paperclips
VariationsAlso published here 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 288) 1150
John R. Boyko A Twist Through the Wrist string through spectator's wrist, string loop with two paper clips
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 5
Stewart James Double Ring Ceremony two rings on string in a box, forerunner of Dean Dill's "Dean's Box"
Related to 1957 Magic Mine No. 1 9
John R. Boyko Durch das Handgelenk as "John Boyke"
string through spectator's wrist, string loop with two paperclips
Also published here 1959 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 20 No. 1) 785
Ali Bongo One Rope Only rope is threaded through hole in big wooden board, rope penetrates assistant
1966 The Bongo Book 36
Ben Christopher Pendragon Rings rope rings move from spectator's arm to his head in dark room
Also published here Winter 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2nd Folio) 226
J. "Rink" van Rinkhuyzen Rope Through Neck
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 121
Jack Bateman Indian Maid Escape rope penetrates assistant
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 23
Joseph K. Schmidt Rope Thru rope through performer's body
Variations June 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 8) 344
Joseph K. Schmidt Rope Thru Variation
Inspired by Sep. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 11) 363
Roy Johnson Rope Thru Impromptu!
Inspired by Sep. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 11) 364
J. W. Sarles End Result in-the-hands version
Inspired byVariations Nov. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 1) 465
Tan Hock Chuan Mystic Twist loop of string through thumb
1972 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 40) 199
Paul Curry Missing Link two rope rings link
1974 Paul Curry Presents 20
Stewart Judah Pins & Cord string through spectator's wrist, string looped with two safety pins, four phases
Inspired by Winter 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10th Folio (Part Two)) 850
Ben Christopher Pentragon Ringe rope rings move from spectator's arm to his head in dark room
Also published here Nov. 1975 Intermagic (Vol. 3 No. 1&2) 15
David Berglas Neck Tie looped rope through neck
1976 The David Berglas File No. 1 25
Harry Lorayne Ultra Bind two ropes link
Inspired by 1977 The Magic Book 294
Unknown Cheating the Hangman rope through neck
1977 The Magic Book 106
Ray Grismer Finger rope penetrates second finger of performer
Also published here
  • Genii, July 1976
Oct. 1978 Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 3) 99
Stephen Mathews Gemini Rope rope around spectator's fourth finger, it's pulled and penetrates finger
  • The Basic Method
  • Stephen Mathews Notes
  • Notes By Karl Fulves
Related to 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 17) 1225
Karl Fulves Darknot rope tied around table leg, people distributed around and on top of table, lights out and on, now rope suddenly around another table leg
Also published here 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 21) 1273
Jack Avis Loops Entwined No. 43
Also published here 1981 Self-Working Table Magic 52
John A. M. Howie Verschnürt two shoe laces link and unlink, several phases, with pen and finger ring
Inspired byAlso published here May 1981 Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 1) 9
Mike Caveney More Powers with a rope
Inspired by 1982 Ideas 27
Ron Fredrick The Babushka Routine five phase routine with dissolving knots and a large handkerchief, final one is through neck
1982 The Professional Routines of Ron Fredrick 7
John A. M. Howie Verknüpfungen two shoe laces link and unlink, several phases, with pen and finger ring
Also published here Oct. 1985 Intermagic (Vol. 12 No. 1) 12
Karl Fulves Body Magic rope through body of performer
1986 Contemporary Rope Magic — Part I 10
Unknown Finger Release spectator's finger is tied up and released
Also published here
  • The Ashley Book of Knots
1986 Contemporary Rope Magic — Part II 41
Dai Vernon, Sam Schwartz Vernon's Rope Puzzle performer ties his fingers up with rope, pulls, rope comes free, spectator cannot duplicate it
  • The Vernon Puzzle (Method #1)
  • Notes by Karl Fulves
  • The Vernon Puzzle (Method #2)
Related to 1986 Contemporary Rope Magic — Part II 46
Karl Fulves Telepathic Tube rope tied around cardboard tube, it releases itself
1986 Contemporary Rope Magic — Part III 65
Karl Fulves Wrap Around rope tied around cardboard tube, it releases itself
1986 Contemporary Rope Magic — Part III 68
Fantasio Seildurchdringung rope is pulled through body
1988 Fantasio 50
Terri Rogers Trapped gag with ropes that apparently penetrate body
Also published here 1988 More Secrets 74
Tenkai Ishida The Rope Through Neck
1989 The Knot Collector 39
Terri Rogers Eingefangen gag with ropes that apparently penetrate body
Also published here July 1989 Intermagic (Vol. 14 No. 4&5) 183
Barry Wood Rope Tips thumb of gag for rope through finger
Related to
  • Hugard's Magic Monthly, Volume 5, #12. P. 419
1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 40) 724
Jim Steinmeyer Houdini's Rope walking through a rope with a stand apparatus
1991 Device and Illusion 13
Henry Holava Rope From Hand Release
Also published here 1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 166
Unknown Block of Wood Release
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 168
Unknown The Priest's Pearls through neck
1993 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 170
Tom Daugherty The Sefalaljia Twins two rings, variation on the James Effect
Nov. 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 11) 2432
J. W. Sarles End Product
Inspired by 1994 Rigmarole (Issue 10) 118
Ali Bongo Stretch-A-Link two rope rings, penetration and one ring is stretched
Also published here 1994 Lecture Notes '94 6
Unknown Loopy Loop No. 20, string through finger after some looping around
1995 Easy Magic 25
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
Fitch Cheney Doppel-Schlaufen-Durchdringung rope knotted into ring, then penetrates neck
1996 Intermagic (Vol. 20 No. 2) 48
Unknown Japanische Fingerfessel fingers tied together, yet another rope is suddenly between fingers
1996 Intermagic (Vol. 20 No. 2) 49
Henry Hovalka Doppelklimax
Also published here 1996 Intermagic (Vol. 20 No. 2) 51
Charles Waller Die Seilschere rope through fingers
1996 Intermagic (Vol. 20 No. 2) 52
Doug Edwards Loopenetration two rope loops
May 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 5) 2792
John Alley, Richard Bartram, Jr. Severed Ties gag, rope penetrates spectator's finger, finger false off
1997 Trephine 91
Tenkai Ishida Halsdurchdringung rope through neck
1997 Intermagic (Vol. 21 No. 3) 113
Jack Avis Loops Entwined under handkerchief
Also published here 1998 Vis à Vis 151
Paul Curry Linked two ropes hanging on performer's shoulder link, see also ring & tape sequence in "Sefalaljia"
Related toVariations 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 345
Paul Curry Missink Link two rope rings link
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 348
Ali Bongo Stretch-A-Link two rope rings, penetration and one ring is stretched
Also published here 2003 Lecture Notes — Morges 2003 10
William Goodwin Bunny Ears handling for Paul Curry's "Linked" (Phoenix 123) with shoelaces on shoe
Inspired by 2005 Penumbra (Issue 9 Lazarus Insert) 2
Conrad C. Bush, Dai Vernon String Thru Hand string penetrates fingers, credit information
  • String Thru Fingers I
  • String Thru Fingers II
  • String Thru Fingers III
Related to 2010 Prolix (Issue 7) 421
Axel Hecklau Seil durch Handgelenk rope penetrates wrist
2013 Evolution 28
Hiroshi Sawa 確実な首絞め (A Sound Wring a Neck) Rope through neck
2013 Magic of Dr. Sawa (澤浩の奇術) 93
Tomas Blomberg Neckless Grandma two tied pieces of rope go through the performer's neck
2014 Blomberg Laboratories 20