50 entries in Cards / Principles / Smith Myth / Rashomon Principle
See also the categories Tossed-Out Deck and Dual Reality for related items.
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Unknown faire tirer des cartes par quatre spectateur; les nommer ensuite sans les avoir vues, et faire qu'une de ces cartes se metamorphose successivement en chacune des autres four chosen cards are guessed by the magician, then one of these cards will be transformed successively into each of them (miscalling)
Testament de Jérôme Sharp 156
Unknown To allow several Persons each to draw a Card, and the Pack having been Shuffled, to make another Card drawn haphazard Change successively into each of those first chosen
Modern Magic 87
Unknown Everybody's Card
Tricks with Cards 120
Unknown Die von drei Personen gedachten Karten erraten zu können three spectators each think of one of three cards, performer divines them
Der moderne Kartenkünstler 48
Carl Willmann Eine Kartenmetamorphose four cards chosen, fourth card changes into each of the other selections and back
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 12) 179
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Das Herz-Ass
Also published here Kartenkünste 188
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Hallucination several spectators remember a card, all the same which is produced from pocket
The Stripper Deck 29
U. F. Grant Grant's Triple Stop Card Trick three people select cards, then three decks are dealt in unison until someone calls stop, the three cards are the selected ones
Related to Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12) 12
Vern Schoneck Bluff & Challenge four aces change into jacks, aces found in pocket of performer, challenge presentation
The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 213) 851
Al Baker The Spectator Does The Trick spectator finds four cards, gaffed
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 400
Unknown Smith's Myth in multiple challenge location
Estimation 44
Karl Fulves By Any Other Name two methods (gaffed card & Elmsley Count)
Related toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio) 135
Allan Ackerman The General's Universal Card gaffed
Variations The Esoterist 6
Paul Swinford Swinford's Myth 14-15 force, faro, new deck order
More Faro Fantasy 17
Karl Fulves Smyth Myth Selection Procedure
The Book of Numbers 25
Edward Marlo The Cam Myth Smith Myth Coincidence Effect, but with really different selections
The Unexpected Card Book 146
Orville Wayne Meyer Tossed II three-way forcing deck instead of one-way, see p. 863 for comment by Peter Warlock, p. 985 for comment by Jerry Fulton
Inspired byRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 787
Harry Lorayne Ultra General Card (and Impossible Location) three spectator choose the same card, used as effect and also as method
Afterthoughts 29
Ken Krenzel Two-Gether Again two selections at same position in two piles, duplicate
Afterthoughts 93
Jon Racherbaumer The Stabbing Myth card is stabbed between two selections by spectator
Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue) 41
Jon Racherbaumer The Stabbing Myth spectator stabs card between two selections
Lecture Notes 1 14
Peter Plotkin No Hands Smyth's Myth two selections in two piles appear at same position despite shuffling
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 2) 735
Larry Jennings Duffer's Two Cards to Pocket two thought-of cards from small packet to pocket, no palming, double backer
Epoptica (Issue 4) 229
U. F. Grant Gen Grant's Triple Stop Card Trick three decks, three selections, first published 1953
Magic from the Parade #1 15
Harry Lorayne Ellipses (...) short mention right at the bottom
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 1) 1452
Edward Marlo A Multiple Effect two spectators think of a number and card at that position, they all have the same card, the numbers are divined and the card is odd-backed, three methods
Inspired by
  • "Controlled Thoughts" (Sydney Lawrence, Ten Self-Working Master Effects)
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Oct. 1965
M.I.N.T. — Volume I 178
Ben Harris Flight of Fancy three empty wine glasses are covered with paper tubes, three signed cards vanish from deck and reappear in those glasses
Mad Fax and other Mysteries 22
Philip T. Goldstein Soloflex selected information on word cards divined, inspired by T. A. Waters's "Adamsmyth" (Octasm)
Related to Thavant 33
Edward Marlo Predictable Princess applying Smith Myth, based on "Princess A-Hoy" (Impostress Princess)
The Olram File (Issue 7) 13
Jon Racherbaumer Making Smith More Mythic two selections occupy the same position in two halves
Card Finesse II 225
Edward Marlo Smith-Myth Effect Subtlety
Card Finesse II 229
Jon Racherbaumer Rashomon's Cards to Wallet Bendix Bombshell Wallet
Card Finesse II 230
Karl Fulves Trans-No-Transpo of two cards only one transposes, paradox, half-transposition
Rigmarole (Issue 4) 37
Alex Elmsley Incommunicado four cards are selected and produced from different spots, two spectators unknowingly have the same selection
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 254
Wylee Packer Four-Way Smyth's Myth with four packets
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 7) 2530
Karl Fulves The Agent's Cut
Blocking Off 171
Ellis Stanyon Everybody's Card No. 9
Variations Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 217
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note three selections, vanish and disappear, not too convincing packet handling
Inspired by Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 217
Karl Fulves Repeat Cheat fourteen-card packet, three cards selected in spectators's own hands by dealing two poker hand and remembering top card, another spectator finds all, all three are the same unknowingly
Variations Latter Day Secrets (Issue 1) 4
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Ace Of Hearts
Also published here Hofzinser's Card Tricks 141
Karl Fulves Smyth Myth Comments
Hofzinser Notebook 31
Karl Fulves Transformism two cards chosen from red-backed deck, blue-backed deck in pocket, duplicates removed by touch, then decks transpose
Hofzinser Notebook 32
Pit Hartling Triple Countdown three cards at three numbers, smith's myth
Related toVariations Card Fictions 68
Karl Fulves Tell-A-Die from shuffled packet two cards are remembered by spectators indicated by die roll, one card named and performer instantly names other
Hofzinser Notebook 29
Stewart James Split Second Packet of cards are torn in two, two spectators choose a half of a card, found to match
Also published here
  • New Tops, Dec 1962
The Essential Stewart James 144
Michał Kociołek Bold Collection selections appear one by one between four Kings, Smith's Myth
Inspired by 8 Effects and a Sleight 24
Michał Kociołek, Pit Hartling Du-et two selections at two numbers, Smith's Myth, duplicate
Inspired by 8 Effects and a Sleight 17
Father Alex Finally You're a Psychic two spectators each select a card, third spectator pulls out two cards, turns out to be the selections, uses dual reality
Lecture Notes: Hand Mucking 14
Helder Guimarães Unexplained Understandable "Preserving the Mystery"
unknown card in glass, three cards chosen, Joker transforms into each selection, all chose the Queen of hearts, it is shown as card in glass
Secret Language — Volume 1 334
Nathan Colwell Everybody's Card General Card with three selections
Inspired by
  • "Everybody's Card" (Magic Without Apparatus, 1914)
Silhouette (Vol. 1 No. 2) 26