99 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Sympathetic Effects
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Victor Farelli Pencil and Pack Selected card appears next to magician's card in the pack in sympathy (uses pencil to choose card)
1936 "Lend Me Your Pack" 26
Unknown Coincidence two cards turned over, in second deck same two cards are found turned over
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 171
Charles T. Jordan Sympathetic Numbers coincidences with number ten, Tens show up, cut off packet are ten cards, ..., stripper deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 278
Nate Leipzig The Sympathetic Clubs double facers
1938 Greater Magic 562
Herbert Milton Sympathetic Clubs twelve double facers
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 53) 380
Martin Gardner Sympathetic Decks unknown card sandwiched in red-backed deck with red Aces, red Aces also placed together reversed in blue deck, duplicate appears between Aces in blue deck
1940 12 Tricks with a Borrowed Deck 19
Tom Sellers Blue Sympathy named card reverses itself in second deck
1943 Magical Mixture 5
Herbert Milton Sympathetic Clubs two decks, reprint from The Jinx
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 218) 870
Dr. Jacob Daley Thoughts on Sympathetic Clubs
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 218) 872
Orville Wayne Meyer Clubbed
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 224) 895
Ronald B. Edwards Weird Control two suits are shuffled match in order
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 278) 1112
Edward Marlo Impromptu Liepzig Leipzig
1953 The Cardician 95
Nick Trost Simultaneous deck is riffle shuffled, one suit is placed in spectator pocket and all others suits shuffled again, one suit matches order from cards in spectator's pocket
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 32
James Steranko Voodoo Card "An Experiment into the Unknown"
card named and removed and turned over, mate turns over in deck, they transpose, Triumph phase
Variations 1960 Steranko on Cards 58
Charlie Miller Imitative Cards
1961 An Evening with Charlie Miller 26
Nate Leipzig Sympathetic 13
1963 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 176
Karl Fulves Epilogue card turned over in one deck turns over in other deck, selection written on card in one deck appears on same card in other deck
Related to
  • p. 109 for reference
July 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 9) 107
J. W. Sarles Strange Sympathy hearts from one pack tacked to easel, hearts from other pack removed, chosen card turns over on easel, then one of the tacked cards changes to spades, see p. 206 for idea by Larry Jennings
June 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 188
North Bigbee Bigbee's Simplified Sympathetic Cards
1972 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 46) 229
Karl Fulves Split Second two cards from two decks (same face, different backs) change place through table
Variations Dec. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 2) 690
Karl Fulves Carbon Copy two packets with ace to four are sympathetic
Related to 1973 Notes From Underground 11
Jerry K. Hartman PersuACEive Three Aces lost in deck face down, Ace of Spades left face up in the middle. The other three Aces appear face up near to Ace of Spades
1973 Means & Ends 18
Herb Zarrow Swindle Mates matching order of two suits, swindle switch
1974 Epilogue (Issue 21) 196
Karl Fulves Matching Miracle with red and black ace to four, as a climax black cards transform into red cards, first face exactly as "Napoleon"
Related to 1974 Close-Up Mental Magic 37
Paul Curry A Swindle Of Sorts see also Bruce Bernstein's "Eat at Joe's"
Related toVariations 1974 Paul Curry Presents 7
Des Colgan Miracle Matchstick Missile card is selected and the cards put back in case, match is fired on the box, chosen card has a hole burnt through it
Dec. 1975 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 4) 195
Karl Fulves In Sync mini version, four and four cards
1976 Epilogue (Issue Special No 5) 300
Karl Fulves Generation jokers duplicate cards put between them, posed as a problem
Related to 1976 Interlocutor (Issue 14) 54
Murray Bonfeld Sympathetic Perception five (mental) selections, deck shuffled and dealt into three piles, all selections end up in one pile
1977 Faro Concepts 32
Paul Curry, Terry Morgan Future Shock two sets of ESP cards match, swindle switch
Related to 1977 Special Effects 90
Ken Krenzel The Impromptu Sympathetic Ten ungaffed
1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 109
Kevin Davie Copy-Cat two decks, ungaffed
Apr. 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 8) 554
Bob Ostin Demonology signed card ends up with a burnt corner, name of card appears in a flash on tissue paper
Also published here 1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 1) 6
Paul Taylor, Tom Prete Heatwave burn mark appears on card
1982 All the World's a Stage 27
Derek Dingle The Sympathetic Cards double facers
1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 150
Edward Marlo Leipzig Would have Loved This! ungaffed, odd-backed, using Curry's Swindle Switch
VariationsAlso published here 1983 Marlo without Tears 95
Ali Bongo Voodoo Card deck in bag, selected card is pierced with pencil and burnt with a candle, same card in other deck has same stigmata
Also published here 1983 1983 3
David Britland Voo-Duo "Two cards linked by uncanny forces"
card in one half is touched and turned over, mate turns over in other half
1985 Equinox 28
Jerry K. Hartman Suit-De-Suit different method without bluff-switch
Inspired by 1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 169
David Britland Daedalus animation of perpendicular card, sympathy presentation, devano
1986 Angel Card Rise Plus 20
Bob Ostin Twisting Twins card turned over, mate in deck turns over in sympathy
1986 Angel Card Rise Plus 20
Larry Jennings L.J. On Leipzig's Sympathetic Cards ungaffed
1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 201
David Regal Simple Sympathy about twelve cards from two decks are same in the end
1987 Star Quality — The Magic of David Regal 248
Karl Fulves Dial A Card four cards, spectator choses one that is turned over, packet placed aside, another four-card packet taken, the very same card is turned over in this one and the reversed card in spectator's packet has changed into another one
1987 Secret Session — Part Two 43
Toshiyuki Serizawa Burnt Out signed card in deck, lighter held underneath deck, selection has burn marks
1988 New Magic Of Japan 92
Karl Fulves Side by Side selection turns over in similar place in another deck
1988 The Cervon File 167
Edward Marlo Liepzig Would Really Have Loved This Leipzig, double index cards
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 255
Sam Schwartz Four Square with two packets of four cards
1989 And a Packet of Cards 59
Karl Fulves Hand Out two hands arrange in same order, beginning of "Handicraft" section
1989 And a Packet of Cards 54
Bob Ostin Dämonologie signed card ends up with a burnt corner, name of card appears in a flash on tissue paper
Also published here Oct. 1989 Intermagic (Vol. 15 No. 1) 12
Jay Sankey Where's There Smoke signed selection becomes scorched on the face, two methods
1990 100% Sankey 75
Ali Bongo Voodoo-Karten deck in bag, selected card is pierced with pencil and burnt with a candle, same card in other deck has same stigmata
Also published here 1991 Ali Bongo 31
Patrick Page Der Gleichgestimmte Kartensteiger three selections pushed into one deck of cards, duplicates simultaneously rise out of another deck
Also published here
  • Pages from Patrick's Notebook
Dec. 1991 Intermagic (Vol. 16 No. 4&5) 149
Alex Elmsley Mini-Milton five cards
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 54
Alex Elmsley Mixed Marriages two royal flushes from two decks, they magically arrange in same order and one selected value transposes
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 58
Jörg Alexander Weber Brandzeichen card chosen and returned to deck, first letter of spectator's name written on paper and burned, letter burned into selection
Inspired byVariations 1991 Hardcore 48
Christoph Borer, Thomas Otto Die Wahrsagerin
Related toAlso published here 1991 Magie 17
Tony Binarelli Voodoo X on selection appears on duplicate in second deck, also circle on face, involved voodoo doll and movement under handkerchief, glorpy
1993 Card File 157
Philip T. Goldstein Dupacetic four cards of each suit
Inspired by 1994 Thabbatical 69
Alex Elmsley, Charles Sanders Peirce Through Darkest Peirce cards are dealt out multiple times to mix them, yet they are mated, relation to Sympathetic Cards
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 401
Robert Parrish Sympathetic Magic with comments about the effect by Charlie Miller, for stand-up
1995 Great Tricks Revisited 49
Simon Aronson Suit Yourself one deck mixed face-up/face-down, other deck shuffled twice and named suit removed, in first deck this suit is reversed in same order
Inspired by 1995 Simply Simon 144
Jeff Busby History and Background on the Germain Flash Card Change and Sympathetic Cards
Related to 1996 Auto-Twist & Isolated Aces 9
Jörg Alexander Weber Brandzeichen II card chosen and returned to deck, first letter of spectator's name written on paper and burned, letter burned into selection and letter appears on arm when ashes rubbed on arm
Inspired by 1996 7 Close-Up 13
Guy Hollingworth, James Steranko The Voodoo Card selection in deck behaves like isolated card that is torn and torched
Inspired byAlso published here 1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Astonishing Friends) 303
Peter Duffie, Gene Maze Double-Stuck Prediction of two selections in the form of jumbo cards (weird twisting revelation), found to be stapled together, and the actual selections are also stapled together
Inspired by 1997 Effortless Card Magic 99
Simon Lovell Flashburn 2! card lost, coin wrapped in flash paper and put on deck and burned, paper circle under coin has name of selection, selection is torched
Inspired by
  • "Meltdown" (Harry Baron & Simon Lovell)
1997 Simon Says! 151
Nick Trost Swindle Suits based on "The Tarot Speaks" marketed by Arthur Emerson
Related to 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 43
Nick Trost Believe It or Not! mixed cards become ordered and ordered cards become mixed (improved method from original, published in The Linking Ring, February 1955)
Inspired byAlso published here 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 150
Pit Hartling Chameleon joker changes into three selected cards and back, double faced divided gaff
1998 The Book 79
Jörg Alexander Weber The Sympathetic Ten card piles in glasses
Also published here 1998 The Book 92
James Swain, Herbert Milton, Nate Leipzig Sympathetic Thirteen specially arranged decks of ungaffed cards
1999 21st Century Card Magic 131
Guy Hollingworth Voodoo Card selection in deck behaves like isolated card that is torn and torched
Also published here 1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 14
David Acer Symmetry wings of angels on back of Bicycle card are blackened with mirror held in center of card, on other side the blackening duplicates
Inspired by
  • "Twilight Angels" (Paul Harris)
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 43
Jörg Alexander Weber Die Sympathetischen Zehn
Also published here 2000 ZauberKunstStücke - Band 1 53
Karl Fulves Matrix With Words "Problems"
matrix force with words, composing something like a card or a condition "red kings are reversed", posed as a problem
2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 4) 107
Eugene Burger The Burned Card burned in pentagram appears in selected card
Variations 2000 Mastering the Art of Magic 39
Paul Curry A Swindle of Sorts see Bruce Bernstein's "Eat at Joe's"
Related to 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 245
Christoph Borer Die Intuition des Spielers
Also published here 2002 Anam Cara auf Zirkeltour 2002 19
Jay Sankey Voodoo Card signed and lost in deck, a white index card is folded in quarters and selected card is found folded in the deck. Then corner of selected card is burnt, and index card is found to be burnt in the corner too
2003 Twenty Years Of Magic (Issue Amazing Tricks) 25
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Producers pairs of cards pushed through deck and a composite (suit-value) card emerges
Inspired by
  • "Autoplunger 5" (Gavin Ross, Auto-Plunger, 1994)
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 12
Christoph Borer Die Intuition des Spielers
Also published here 2003 Bisingen 03 18
Dave Campbell Mix 'n' Match
Inspired byRelated to 2004 The Dave Campbell Legacy 83
Wesley James Follow That Card II "alpha"
Phase I: Ace through Four of Clubs & Spades are sympathetic, with additional red cards in play
Phase II: repeat variation
Phase III: follow the leader with the two four-card packets
Phase IV: four spades put in different pockets, clubs vanish and reappear with spades as pairs in pocket
Inspired by
  • "Follow That Card" (Bro. John Hamman, marketed item)
2004 Enchantments 208
Wesley James Sympathetic Blacks "beta", credit information on the plot
2004 Enchantments 240
Jay Sankey Voodoo file card represents selection, it is folded and selection is then found folded in deck, selection's corner is burned and corner of file card found burnt as well
2004 Sankey Unleashed 80
Joshua Jay, Michael Powers, Joel Givens Twist on Simon twisting with four Queens, then three spectators get a packet with a Queen each and it turns over in their hands, optional back color change
Inspired by 2006 Power Plays 67
Christoph Borer Gambler - Die Intuition des Spielers
Related toAlso published here 2006 Compilation 65
Nick Trost Sympathetic Suits
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 50
Edward Marlo Leipzig Would Have Loved This!
Also published here Sep. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 9) 30
Howard Hamburg, Paul Curry Taste of Curry
Inspired by 2009 The "D" Notes 23
Karl Fulves Milton "In Order"
combination of palindrome and sympathetic plots with five cards
Related to 2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 572
Helder Guimarães Deepest Sympathy
2011 Ontology Project 8
Tomas Blomberg Marlo Might Have Liked This Sympathetic Cards version, part of the effect occurs during the revelation, odd-backed
Inspired by 2014 Blomberg Laboratories 178
Jim Steinmeyer Deepest Sympathy seven cards arranged by spectator match prediction, hands-off, dealflipdropcut
Related to 2015 Devilish Impuzzibilities 12
Guy Hollingworth The Voodoo Card selection in deck behaves like isolated card that is torn and torched
Also published here 2015 Renovations 50
Paul Vigil Sympathy (for the Devil) Cards "or Cartas con Simpatia Diabolica"
two packets end up in the same order, despite mixing procedures, one packet mixed again and its order typed into phone, performer's phone rings
  • Part 1: My Condolences
  • Part 2: Can You Hear Me Now?
Inspired by 2017 The Doors of Deception 227
Bob Farmer Macau Casino Shuffle #1 Ace to King of Hearts and Spades are each shuffled, performer deal-mixes them, one is sorted, then both are in same mixed order, then spectator cuts one of the suits and the order matches prediction
Related to 2017 The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox 12
Bob Farmer Macau Casino Shuffle #2 version with thirteen duplicates
Related to 2017 The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox 18