145 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Divination / Mind Reading / by Spectator
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Lu Brent Can You Imagine!! (An unusual card effect) Spectator apparently able to predict magician's selected card
1932 Novel Magic 36
Theodore Annemann, Tom Bowyer Impromptu Frame Ups card divination with instant stooge
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 6) 22
Unknown Hilarious Finish to an Old Trick card at number with recount, another spectator names it
1936 Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 154
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
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
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
Theodore Annemann Volition four selections in envelopes, spectators choose their own card, equivoque
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 95) 589
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 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
Shaman Cagliostro's Spectacles spectator puts on special glasses when the cards are spread in front of him, he names all of the selections
Inspired by
  • an idea of DeLands, credit reference on page 191
Related toVariations
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 45) 185
S. H. Wimbrough Wise Guy Catch everyone sees how it's done except spectator on stage
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 9
Milbourne Christopher Finger Tip Telepathy instant stooge, submitting name of forced card to spectator
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 76
Hathaway As You Desire a stand with 6 different color cards, spectator choses a color, spectator's card is behind
1945 My Best 14
"Maury" Kains Telepathic Routine card is telegraphed to the audience written on a tray
1945 My Best 140
Unknown Crystal Ball spectator sees information in crystal ball
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 37
Harold Rasmus The Crystal Flame spectators name selected cards by looking at flame of a match
1946 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 19
Orson Welles The Town Skryer thought of card is revealed by another spectator while looking into a glass of water
Related to 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 103) 413
Dr. Stanley Jaks In the Ring spectator sees selection from an other spectator in a finger ring
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 125) 501
Wm. T. Beadles Psychokinesis three card monte, where spectator always finds the card to prove psychokinesis
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 140) 561
Unknown Card, Crystal Ball, and Panties impromptu stooge, card visible in crystal ball
Related toVariations 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 301
Ronald B. Edwards Dis-Illusion
1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 149) 598
Bruce Elliott Joker spectator sees selection from other spectator on a joker, punched card
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 167) 669
Joseph Dunninger Dunninger's Mental Card Trick No. 5, Image of card appears in crystal ball, which matches previously unseen pocketed card
Related to 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 15
John Scarne Spectator's Magic Count No. 25, performer thinks and writes down name of card, spectator deals down to any number and finds thought-of card on second try, re-count
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 47
Dr. Stanley Jaks In the Ring spectator sees selection from an other spectator in a finger ring
Related toAlso published here 1951 Who is this Dr. Jaks? 8
Lee Grabel Two Grabel Mysteries spectator reads other spectator's mind, reverse fan to force card
Related to 1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 1 25
Lewis Ganson The Crystal Prism name of selected card appears in triangular glass prism so spectator can divine it
1952 Routined Manipulation — Part Two 37
Laurie Ireland The Spectator Does a Card Trick spectator divines card, pip of card used to secretly shown to spectator
1954 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1954) 18
Karrell Fox Sociable Queen whispering queen, spectator divines card
1954 Kornfidentially Yours 27
Geoffrey Buckingham The Palmist spectator divines card from second spectator, then locates card in pocket
Variations 1955 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1955) 33
Dr. Stanley Jaks In Any Ring spectator sees selection from an other spectator in a finger ring, with any ring
Related to 1956 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 335) 149
Dr. William Weyeneth Die hellseherische Schuhsohle audience member can name selections, duplicates under shoes to signal cards
1957 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 18 No. 3) 509
Jack Shepherd The Second Seer performer divines two selected card from crystal ball, then thought of card is divined by spectator
1960 Magic of the Mind 46
Joseph M. White That's the One five ESP cards in envelopes held by five spectators, another spectator divines which one holds a certain symbol
Related to 1960 ESP Handbook and Workshop Kit 11
Alan Milan The Devil Speaks toy phone, spectator divines card, same as Douglas Kelley's Telephone Trick
Related to 1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 66
Dr. Stanley Jaks Im Ring spectator sees selection from an other spectator in a finger ring
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 28
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks Kristallsehen chosen card divined in crystal ball first by performer, then spectator
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 130
Jochen Zmeck Medium partial rough-smooth, red and black alternate, then force blocks, three phases:
1. spectator says if top card is red or black, he is always right
2. spectator names position of a given card, the card is at that position
3. performer put unknown card in pocket, spectator divines it
Related to 1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil II 18
Unknown A Mate from Wonderland Jaks In the Ring variation with cigar band
Inspired by 1963 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 380) 358
Jack Ketch The Sniffer Card Trick comedy bit, spectator divines selection
1964 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 392) 397
J. W. Sarles Spectator Divines Cards ventroliquism as method
Aug. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 10) 50
J. W. Sarles Tow Minds spectator divines card by gazing into crystal
Winter 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio) 135
Ace Gorham Psychic Spectator?
1969 HEX! 22
E. Leslie May Penny for your Thoughts
1969 HEX! 56
Roy Walton Mutual Mindreading two sets of ace, two and three, performer turns over card spectator is thinking of and vice versa
1969 The Devil's Playthings 12
Paul Swinford Presentation of Marlo's Peek Deck spectator divines card
1971 More Faro Fantasy 47
Tony Binarelli Crystal Ball spectator sees card in crystal ball
1972 Card Cavalcade 129
U. F. Grant Mindreading with Any Assistant No. 2 spectator divines chosen card, corner torn off
1972 The Living End 40
Stan Blumenthal Houdini Glass spectator looks in glass of water and divines selection
1973 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 89) 443
Fred Robinson Spectator Magician Plus
Related toAlso published here Nov. 1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 3) 33
Stephen Minch The Star Crystal selected tarot card is seen in crystal ball by second spectator
1974 The Book of Thoth 34
Karl Fulves Telepathy Exists husband divines wives card and vice versa, only husband fooled, three phases
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 3 175
Jerry K. Hartman Tele-tale Second spectator somehow manages to divine first spectator's selection from a packet of four cards
1975 Card Fare 37
Eddie Fields Triple Spectator En Rapport Phase 1: Magician receives spectator's thoughts
Phase 2: Spectator sends thoughts to second spectator
Phase 3: Spectator receives thoughts from another spectator
1976 The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 80
Karrell Fox Before Your Eyes any spectator in audience can name the selection of the person on stage, jumbo card on back of writing pad for instant stooging
1976 Clever.... Like a Fox 87
Burling Hull Crystal Ball Telepathy spectator sees name of card in crystal ball
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 51
Burling Hull Duke Outdone six cards chosen, divined by spectators in crystal ball
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 53
Bob Ostin The Thought Transmitter using a box to transmit selection
Also published here 1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 9
Clayton Rawson Der Wundersame Gedankenprojektor egg beater mind reading
Also published here
  • Hugard's Magic Monthly, July 1947
July 1977 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 3) 101
Edward Marlo Psi Color deck is shuffled and spectator can guess if top card is red or black, he is always right
Related to 1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 243) 1211
George B. Anderson The Pendulum and a Magic Shop Deck two cards are reversed in the deck and found with pendulum, first by performer, second by spectator
1980 The Magic Pendulum 21
Steve Beam Mental Case spectator divines card, naturally printed on card case
Variations 1980 Card Tricks from Mount Olympus 6
Ken De Courcy Roller-Banner spectator divines card, egg beater situation, as ending to "The World's Fastest Card Trick"
1980 The World's Fastest Card Trick 15
Ken De Courcy The Voice in the Teapot card chosen and lost, another spectator listens to a teapot and names card, card then found inside teapot
Inspired by
  • Arthur Setterington effect in The Magigram
1980 Cards in Cabaret 41
Ken De Courcy The Psychic Square spectator sees selection in paper fortune teller fold, other spectators don't
1980 Blue Spotitis 5
Walter B. Gibson Dunninger's Blink! spectator divines card, sees image of card while staring at the wall
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 297) 1482
Steve Beam Mental Case spectator divines card, duplicate under cellophane of case
Inspired by 1981 Teaching an Old Deck New Tricks 9
Thomas Alan Waters Automanticard spectator turns a card over behind his back, a second spectator is blindfolded and by automatic writing on a slate divines the card
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue) 214
Basil Horwitz Mind-Nova five cards are selected by five spectators and put on table, spectators choses correctly which card belongs to which spectator
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 9) 161
Unknown Spectator finds your Card spectator deals cards and again in two piles, suit and value of top cards combine to performer's selection, re-deal force
Related to 1982 Simple yet Effective Tricks with Cards 5
Frank Simon Quorum Quota card of same value and suit of card are found after dealing in two piles, then card itself
Inspired by 1983 Versatile Card Magic 94
Roy Walton Blind Choice No. 39, first publication, spectator and performer successfully guess colors of four-card packets that are handed out after one riffle shuffle
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 50
A. Berkeley Davis Roger And Out spectator divines card, instant stooge
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 96
Randy Tanner The Psychic Queen index of card is printed on a queen for instant stooging
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 256
Thomas Alan Waters Standout spectator finds a card, which another spectator wrote down, faded deck
Variations 1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Myxtyr) 654
Thomas Alan Waters Bluecue two spectators select the same card individually, difference to Standout, second spectator choses a card face down
Inspired byRelated to 1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 699
Frederick Braue Telemagic spectator finds another spectator's card in a corner of the room
(a.) card reversed
(b.) reverse fan
  • Braue's new method with double facer
Related to 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 13
David Britland Royal Decree spectator finds out of which King the performer is thinking
1986 Psychomancy 40
Terry Seabrooke Mind Reading Can selected card is divined with a can by other spectator
1986 Seabrooke's Book 93
Karrell Fox "Turnaround Trick" audience names selection, giant card on back of spectator
1988 My Latest Book 113
Doc Eason Crystal Ball instant stooge, spectator reads card in crystal ball
Related to 1990 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 3 No. 1-5 Aspen Bar Magic) 13
Roger Klause What's Good for the Goose Is... spectator names card of another spectator, repeat with another spectator and card on forehead
1991 Roger Klause: In Concert 163
Frederick Braue Mental Routine outline, unclear what exactly happens
1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 20
Karrell Fox Right Off The Top Of Your Head chosen audience member divines selection, lazy tongs with card behind spectator
1995 Much Ado About Something 144
Lloyd E. Jones Ein Einmann-Gedankenlese-Akt two spectators on stage divine things, instant stooge message cards
Mar. 1995 Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 2) 65
Karl Fulves Your Card Mine spectator choses card for performer and vice versa, they then divine each other's card
1996 Blocking Off 81
Unknown Reverse Fan spectator names card when looking at (reverse) fan
Related toAlso published here 1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 4
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks' Ring index of card stuck to ring, so spectator can name another spectator's selection
1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 4
Clayton Rawson Little Wonder Thought Projector egg beater mind reading
1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 4
Unknown The Amateur Mindreader spectator names card when looking at (reverse) fan
Also published here 1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 8
Andreas Michel-Andino Der Gedankenübertragungsapparat "Ideen, Variationen Anekdoten und eine Routine zu einem modernen Klassiker"
egg beater mind reading, with different variations
  • Wie alles anfing
  • Variationen
  • Meine Routine
  • Erfahrungen und Anekdoten
Related to 1997 Intermagic (Vol. 21 No. 4&5) 141
Andreas Michel-Andino Nachtrag zum Gedankenübertragungsapparat more comments
Related to 1998 Intermagic (Vol. 22 No. 1) 24
Ellis Stanyon (c) Card Selected by One Person Is Named by Another card tabled and verbally forced (no details) on another spectator with equivoque questions
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 107
Jerry Mentzer Spectator Finds Your Card Magician chooses a card, spectator deals to find two cards that divines value and suit of selected card, uses double-deal force
1999 Cunning Card Miracles 51
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones What's MY card? unknown card reversed in deck, spectator pushes Joker in deck twice to identify suit and value
Inspired by 2002 Ahead of the Pack 94
Ali Bongo The Happy Medium cards shuffled and placed into houlette, spectator has bag over the head and divines cards
2002 Lecture Notes — Geneva 2002 8
Steve Beam The Human Transmitter spectator divines selection by removing card with same value and one with same suit, repeated
Inspired by 2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 138
Jay Sankey Transference Magician divines spectator's thought of card, then another spectator divines another's thought of card, then spectator locates his own card
2003 Twenty Years Of Magic (Issue Amazing Tricks) 22
Ramón Riobóo In the Bluff clever card force, number is counted in the deck to select card, revealed by asking question to other spectator
2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 201
J. W. Sarles Prompt Impromptu "Telepathy On The Spot"
card chosen and replaced, spectator looks at fan of cards, meanwhile a spectator on other side of room names selection
2005 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 413
Karl Fulves Stretching The Truth word written on wide rubber band when stretched is no longer readable when collapsed, instant stooge application
Related to 2005 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 432
Bob Ostin Thought Transmitter using a box to transmit selection
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 73
Marty Kane Key Points in Mind Reading humorous routine, spectator apparently reads mind of performer
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 56
Karl Fulves Cross Colors deck separated in colors, unknown black card pocketed by spectator, guessed by spectator, then red card pocketed by performer and guessed by him, both match
Inspired by
  • Number Four in Joe Berg's Private Card Problems
Related to
2007 Prolix (Issue 3) 172
Karl Fulves Eureka deck separated in colors, unknown black card pocketed by spectator, guessed by spectator, then red card pocketed by performer and guessed by him, both match
Related to 2007 Prolix (Issue 3) 173
Hector Chadwick A Card Behind Spectator divines identities of three cards in increasing accuracy
Variations 2008 The Mental Mysteries of Hector Chadwick 103
Neil Henry Signature on Thought-Of Card spectator signs unknown card behind his back, then he names any card, it is the signed card, using Crystal Card
July 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 7) 106
Fred Robinson, Tony Faro Spectator Magician Plus spectator divines card's suit and value via Double-Deal Force, does OOTW and finds performer's thought-of card, marked deck
Inspired byAlso published here 2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 202
Fred Robinson The Psychic Spectator two out of 52 success rate
2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 228
Rafael Benatar Entre Ceja y Ceja spectator divines card from second spectator, then locates card in pocket
Inspired by 2009 El Manuscrito (Vol. 2 No. 7) 144
Clayton Rawson, Patrick Page Clayton Rawson egg beater mind reading, with different variations
Related to
  • Hugard's Magic Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 2, July 1947, p. 331
2011 Magic Page by Page 314
Karl Fulves Table Talk spectator divines card chosen under table, apparently a corner is torn off and restored for the rest of the audience
2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 607
Barrie Richardson Pants on Fire two phases
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Club 71, Sep. 2003
2011 Curtain Call 229
Doc Eason Crystal Ball Delight instant stooge, spectator reads card in crystal ball
Inspired byRelated to 2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 79
David Gabbay Window to the Soul spectator divines card, instant stooge, index stuck on coin
2012 Noteworthy 16
John Guastaferro, Andrew Brown Piecing the Clues Together
2013 Discoveries & Deceptions 18
Alberto de Figueiredo El Vínculo spectator cuts and remembers a card, other spectator remembers a card he sees while deck is dribbled from hand to hand, same card
2013 Magia Demente 19
Chris Westfall Three Stooges Second spectator correctly divines the first spectator's selection
2013 Calculated Chaos 38
Wayne Dobson The Unnamed Card unknown card chosen and pocketed, audience thinks of a card each, asked to sit down by calling out various card properties, last person standing thinks of card that is in pocket
2013 More Look No Hands 25
Dan Buck, Dave Buck Peekaboo spectator B names A's selection
2014 Card Men 39
Dr. Stanley Jaks Crystal-Viso chosen card divined in crystal ball first by performer, then spectator
Also published here 2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 130
Dr. Stanley Jaks In the Ring spectator sees selection from an other spectator in a finger ring
Also published here 2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 166
Colin McLeod Double Card Prediction Essay two cards placed on two chairs, two spectators divine card, one by selecting the same card from a deck and one by just naming it
2014 Divine 70
Michael Murray Springboard spectator forms a card by compare it with his selection
  • The Knowing
  • The Killer (approach to Kenton Knepper's "Kolossal Killer")
  • Duplopia (approach to Paul Vigil's "Diplopia")
  • Springback
  • Invisible Deck Application
  • Springboard for the Stage
  • Increasing Accuracy
  • Springboard Suit Exchange for Perfectionists
  • Back Tracking
  • Other Applications
  • Watch This
  • Springboard & Letters
  • Springboard & Colours
  • Closing Thoughts
Inspired by 2014 A Piece Of My Mind 164
Patrick G. Redford The Evolution of A Rain King magician proves he can quickly memorize deck by naming card at named number, then proves spectator can as well
  • Multiple Card in Phase One
  • Additional Smoke
  • Using Multiple People
  • The Double MC Kraser Force
  • The Memorized Stack
  • Variations
    • Variation 1: Card Counting Combination
    • Variation 2: The Formal Performance
    • Variation 3: GT vs GT
    • Variation 4: Paul Vigil's Photographic Memory
    • Variation 5: Memory Prison
Inspired byRelated to
  • “Rain King” (Patrick G. Redford, Triangle, 2007, n. p.)
  • “Memory Prison” (Patrick G. Redford, Heptagon+, 2010, n. p.)
2014 Applesauce 37
Patrick G. Redford Card Counter performer divines card, then spectator does so with multiple cards
Also published here
  • “Card Counter” (Patrick G. Redford, Square 2010, n. p.)
2014 Applesauce 99
Lewis Jones You Think, I Think The magician reads the spectator's mind. Then, the spectator reads the magician's mind.
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 134
David Solomon Reading the Tea Leaves A selection is made and lost in the pack. Taking a third of the pack, cards are shuffled and dealt into four hands. The top card of each pile is turned face up and they tell the color, suit, royalty content, and finally, the value of the selection.
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 159
Paul Vigil Two Minds with But a Single Thought two spectator's read each other's mind
2017 The Doors of Deception 221
Asi Wind Supervision spectator takes two cards behind his back and pockets them, performer names cards and spectator correctly names which is in which pocket
Inspired by 2018 Repertoire 113
Chan Canasta Chan's Out out for "Do you want to Change your Mind?" as reported by Johnny Thompson
Related to 2018 Repertoire 114
Tino Plaz Kristallklar two cards are divined with a crystal ball, a spectator divines the third selection
Inspired by 2018 Moby Trick 10
Lewis Jones, Steve Beam Faux Chance divination of card, as a bet
Inspired by
  • Lewis Jones' "No Chance" in "Top Deck" 2016
2018 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 248