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Theodore Annemann A Question and the Answer
Variations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 5) 20
Henry Christ Lies! Lies! Lies! corner short or one-way back
Related toVariations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 39
Theodore Annemann Triple Coercion color, card and number are named and predicted, only number free choice, nail writer
Related toVariations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 21) 123
Milton Sleight of Foot deck is kicked with foot and splits at selection, salt
Variations Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 39
Dai Vernon Automatic Second Deal hole in card
Related to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 305
Martin Gardner A Smart Cigarette lit cigarette through handkerchief
Variations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1937/38) 276
Unknown The Bottom Palm Simplified with general comments
Related to More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 7
Jack Vosburgh Pay Day coins distributed to envelopes with mathematical procedure, predicted, see page 746 for correction
Related to The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 128) 738
Al Baker The Finger Knows - And Tells one of five
Related toAlso published here Our Mysteries 9
R. C. Buff Middle Deal center deal presentation
Related to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 40) 166
Paul Curry Out of this Phone Book book, opened freely, line is forced, Franklin V. Taylor's peek deck principle with a book
Related toVariationsAlso published here The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 53) 216
Bob Hummer Little Stranger spectator places some red cards in his left and right trouser and jacket pockets, performer divines number
Related toVariationsAlso published here Little Stranger 1
Al Baker The Baker Billet Switch
Variations The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 280
Bruce Elliott Fate male and female names are selected, one by sliding a paperclip on a list, second by rolling the dice, the names match and represent a famous pair from history
Related toVariations The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 177) 708
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Delight with extra cards, false switches and the delight switch
Related toVariationsAlso published here The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 220) 878
Franklin V. Taylor Thumb Fun ring vanishes and appears on spectator's thumb which was covered by a handkerchief, see also p. 1093
Related toVariationsAlso published here The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 267) 1068
Tony Corinda Different Types of Writers A. Described as "The Swami Gimmick"
B. Described as "C" Type
C. Described as The Band Writer
D. Described as the Overnail Writer
E. Described as an "Adhesive Writer" (Eric Mason's Boon)
F. Described as The Thumbtip Nailwriter
Related to The Swami Gimmick 4
Barrie Richardson ...678 named three digit number from a bill is found in a wallet, written on a card
Also published here Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 1) 10
Barrie Richardson Impromptu Mental Divination five spectators remember one object out of 25
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 11) 128
Barrie Richardson Thoughts In Transit spectator draws a figure and a number, both are sealed in envelopes, magician reveals both and the original also travel into an other envelope
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 9) 260
Barrie Richardson From A Mentalist's Notebook ideas on mentalism, Q&A, nail writer
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 10) 265
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah Matched Picture Cards Group of picture cards shown to be mixed, then later all paired up by mates
VariationsAlso published here Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 3
Karrell Fox A Switch on Dave Hoy's Switch using pen with two tops instead of bulldog clips
Inspired byRelated to Clever.... Like a Fox 91
Barrie Richardson Pseudo Psychometry in a Paper Bag
Also published here Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 9) 400
Barrie Richardson Lock & Key Mystery
Inspired byVariations Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 10) 413
Barrie Richardson One In A Million miscall and paper clip force
Related toVariations Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 4) 498
Barrie Richardson Memorable Memory Stunt shuffled deck, someone names a position, performer instantly names the card, faced deck
  • Pseudo-Memorized Deck
Related to Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 4) 500
Barrie Richardson Coin In bottle - Mentalism & Molecules folding coin is signed and bottle is broken with a hammer
Variations Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 4) 501
Barrie Richardson Think Hot - Think Cold
Also published here Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 4) 502
Barrie Richardson, John Scarne The Clean Second-Card Force Concept hole in card
Related to Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 4) 503
Barrie Richardson The Magnetic Force spectator is unable to pick up a pencil on performer's open hand
Also published here Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 4) 504
Barrie Richardson The Undisturbed Deck Prediction spectator cuts the deck, cards are predicted. Three variations, with swami and where the amount of cut off cards is predicted
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 4) 505
Philip T. Goldstein Nucleus all spread cards are attached to hand, eventually all fall down except the signed one
Variations The Green Book of Mentalism 13
Barrie Richardson Banquet Mentalism - The Ready-Made Audience
  • Domino Principle
  • 'Guest of Honor'
  • Social Hour
  • Tips on Working
  • Movement Excites Audience
  • Schedule a Break
  • Chairmen are Nervous, Too
  • Presentation Style
  • After the Performance
  • Letters are Important
Related to The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 193) 965
Gerald Kosky To Tell The Truth? performer finds out who of two people has an object by asking one question
Variations Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 6) 61
Barrie Richardson A Gestalt Revelation spectators turn their selections end-for-end by themselves
Also published here Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 8) 715
Barrie Richardson The Three Chair Enigma - Or, the Lazy Mentalist Demonstration three chairs, sentences in envelopes match prediction
Also published here Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 10) 748
Millard Longman Acidus Novus method for reading information on folded card
Related toVariations Acidus Plus 2
Barrie Richardson 1-2-3 Card In Wallet - An Exercise In Misdirection
Also published here Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 1) 782
Barrie Richardson Cloyes Palm Switch card in left hand switched with card in right-hand lateral palm
Also published here Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 1) 782
Barrie Richardson Almost Real Mindreading
Also published here Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 7) 875
Ray Grismer HIP ESP - How I Practice ESP naming some cards from shuffled deck
Variations Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 8) 891
Barrie Richardson Tri-Psi three slips in signed and sealed envelope
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 284) 1418
Barrie Richardson Dollar Divination using bill switch
VariationsAlso published here Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 5) 1034
Barrie Richardson Bill Switch finger tip
Also published here Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 5) 1035
Barrie Richardson, Eric Mason Newspaper Mind Reading one word written upside down
Also published here Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 7) 1066
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Boon History
Related to A Boon for All Seasons 1
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Misdirection example of a number prediction
A Boon for All Seasons 4
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Hold Outs for the boon nail writer
A Boon for All Seasons 5
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson The Writing nail writer for pocket writing
A Boon for All Seasons 6
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Body Writing
A Boon for All Seasons 7
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Wrist Writing secret writing method
A Boon for All Seasons 7
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Watch Thing secret writing idea, idea for Koran medaillon
A Boon for All Seasons 8
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Variety and Diversity of Uses for the Boon
  • Introduction
  • Boon Writing and Audience Size
A Boon for All Seasons 11
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Types of Demonstrations
  • Mind-Reading (Two Types)
  • Predictions
  • Mind Control
  • Guessing Stunts
  • "Starting Device"
  • Occult
  • Variety of Revelations
  • Conclusion
A Boon for All Seasons 12
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson A Boon for All Seasons prediction of the birthday and a number
A Boon for All Seasons 19
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Matchbox number prediction with a matchbox
A Boon for All Seasons 20
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson 678 named three digit number from a bill is found in a wallet, written on a card
Also published here A Boon for All Seasons 21
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Domino prediction with imaginary domino game
A Boon for All Seasons 23
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Beermat prediction on split coaster
A Boon for All Seasons 24
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Dartboard prediction of total in a darts game
Related to A Boon for All Seasons 24
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson The Undisturbed Deck Prediction spectator cuts cards, two cards are predicted, three variations
A Boon for All Seasons 25
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Crisp spectator has to guess, how many potato crisps are in a bag, he is right
A Boon for All Seasons 27
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson VedooVoodoo voodoo prediction, spot where the needle is pushed in
A Boon for All Seasons 28
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Birthday Card birthday divination with card, month and day are crossed out
A Boon for All Seasons 28
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Cinders several paper balls, on is selected, the other are out of flash paper and are burned, the selected one has a prediction written on it
A Boon for All Seasons 29
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Bingo or Raffle Movement box with paper balls, different numbers written on them, spectator names a number and selects that one
A Boon for All Seasons 30
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Music prediction of a note, played on a piano
A Boon for All Seasons 31
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson, Amedeo Vacca Monteboon three coins monte, line drawn with pencil
A Boon for All Seasons 31
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson "Boon Starting"
A Boon for All Seasons 33
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Eye Reading word is divined letter by letter, based on a U.F. Grant idea
A Boon for All Seasons 33
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson "Bill Divination" several bills in a bowl, one is selected and number divined
A Boon for All Seasons 37
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Impossible Card Divination
A Boon for All Seasons 40
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson "Pen-Ultimate" x drawn on a business card and card shuffled with other cards, spectator locates the card
A Boon for All Seasons 42
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Thought Projection Effect three information are predicted on a paper, paper is inside of a balloon
Related to A Boon for All Seasons 43
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Last Words
A Boon for All Seasons 48
Barrie Richardson The Strange Key Stunt key moves on hand, small thread loop
VariationsAlso published here Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 9) 1096
Barrie Richardson Alphabet Mentalism with scrabble letters, prediction, coincidence and mindreading
Also published here Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 2) 1177
Barrie Richardson Pocket Dictionary Book-Tests three people/words
Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 4) 1205
Barrie Richardson Do You Wish to Continue? two decks, named card is at the same position
VariationsAlso published here Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 7) 1240
Jon Racherbaumer Correct Change trick that fooled Einstein with coins
Inspired byVariations At The Table 60
Barrie Richardson Less Is More mixed with the gestalt of the 21 card trick
Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 10) 1287
Dai Vernon The Trick that fooled Houdini double backed card
Variations Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 100
Max Malini Hypnotic Gaze Divination peeked at card instantly named, glimpse
Variations The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 219
Simon Aronson Simon-Eyes two cards thought of with counting procedure, both cards divined with "No No's Fishing"
  • Reality
  • The Problem
  • No No's Fishing
  • The Simon-Eyes Arrangement
  • The Selection Procedure
  • Fishing in the Simon-Eyes Pack
  • Fishing for the Values
  • Fishing for the Suits
  • The Faro Restacking Simon-Eyes Pack
Related toVariations The Aronson Approach 123
Robert Cassidy The Name Place Routine name and place are written on two pieces of paper, both are divined even though one has been destroyed
Variations The Art of Mentalism 2 8
Robert Cassidy The Three Envelope Test name, name of pet and drawing are put on three pieces of paper and sealed in three numbered envelopes, all is divined, technical variation of routine in The Art of Mentalism
Related toVariations The Art of Mentalism 2 21
Robert Cassidy Card Memory deck is shuffled and memorized, two spectator get half the deck and performer names every card
Inspired byRelated to The Art of Mentalism 2 29
Barrie Richardson Preface
Theater of the Mind xi
Barrie Richardson Chapter I: Classics chapter intro
Theater of the Mind 1
Barrie Richardson Ovation Position glass produced from sleeve as jacket is taken off, with fishbowl variant
Also published here
  • Club 71, Christmas 1992
Theater of the Mind 5
Barrie Richardson One in a Half Million miscall and paper clip force
Inspired byRelated to Theater of the Mind 10
Barrie Richardson Dollar Divination bill switch, with full presentation
Also published here Theater of the Mind 16
Barrie Richardson Bill Switch finger tip
Also published here Theater of the Mind 20
Barrie Richardson The Airplane Cards
  • Phase One: Adding Three Cards to the First Packet
  • Phase Two: Switching the Second Packet
  • Phase Three: The Cards Apparently Pass Across
  • Phase Four: Showing the Three Selections
Theater of the Mind 23
Barrie Richardson Molecules in Motion initialed coin in bottle, then other objects as well like key, button, ring, bottle smashed at the end
Inspired by Theater of the Mind 30
Barrie Richardson Bill in Lemon preloaded, torn corner and signature finesses
Also published here
  • "Classic Bill in Lemon" (Club 71, Mayday 1993)
Theater of the Mind 34
Barrie Richardson Bill Corner Switch with note pad
Theater of the Mind 37
Barrie Richardson Chapter II: Mysterious Forces chapter intro
Theater of the Mind 45
Barrie Richardson Mental Magnetism deck spread on table and hands placed on spread, cards cling to hand, eventually all fall down except selection
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Club 71, Easter 1990
Theater of the Mind 49
Barrie Richardson Suspension of Disbelief glass clings to spoon
VariationsAlso published here
  • Club 71, Autumn 1991
Theater of the Mind 53
Barrie Richardson Mental Motor paper napkin unfolds by itself
Also published here
  • Club 71, Mayday 1991
Theater of the Mind 57
Barrie Richardson The Psychic Strong Man performer holds two pieces of string or shoe lace, spectators cannot pull them out of performer's hand
Inspired by
  • "The Strong Man's Secret" (Henning Nelms, Magic & Showmanship, p. 14)
Also published here
  • Club 71, Summer 1987
Theater of the Mind 60
Barrie Richardson The Strange Key key moves on hand, small thread loop
Also published here Theater of the Mind 64
Barrie Richardson Chapter III: Shades of Suggestion chapter intro
Theater of the Mind 67
Barrie Richardson Pencil Pusher spectator is unable to pick up a pencil on performer's open hand, small thread loop
VariationsAlso published here Theater of the Mind 71
Barrie Richardson Powers of Darkness II marked coin turns over on spectator's palm without him noticing and with his eyes closed
Inspired by
  • "Powers of Darkness" (Tony Corinda, marketed ca. 1958)
Also published here
  • Magick, Jan. 1985
Theater of the Mind 74
Barrie Richardson When Worlds Collide stand-up handling, done with about twenty cards from deck
Theater of the Mind 76
Barrie Richardson Hellis Switch with Fan Cover small packet switched and fanned
Theater of the Mind 78
Barrie Richardson The Power of Suggestion ring over bottle, covered with handkerchief, spectator removes ring and hands it to performer, yet it is still over bottle when cover is removed
Related toAlso published here
  • Club 71, Easter 1987
Theater of the Mind 80
Barrie Richardson Angel's Flight cards cut to are divined and number of cards in cut off packet as well, elaborate presentation
Related toAlso published here
  • Club 71, Summer 1986
Theater of the Mind 83
Barrie Richardson Chapter IV: Mental Gymnastics chapter intro
Theater of the Mind 89
Barrie Richardson The Quasi-Memorized Deck deck is shuffled, two spectator get half the deck and performer names every card after apparently memorizing
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • Club 71, Autumn 1993
Theater of the Mind 93
Barrie Richardson The Human Equation six people call out one digit and sit on six chairs, performer quickly writes down four rows of numbers which when added up correspond to the number combination of the people sitting on the chairs
Theater of the Mind 100
Barrie Richardson Barrie's Move a Card memorizing every other card in one half
Also published here
  • Club 71, Christmas 1988
Theater of the Mind 104
Barrie Richardson Close-up Memory Demonstration move-a-card, then a number is named and performer names card at that position (faced deck)
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • Club 71, Winter 1987
Theater of the Mind 107
Barrie Richardson Truth to Tell one hand is a liar and one tells the truth
Inspired by Theater of the Mind 111
Barrie Richardson Chapter V: From the Platform chapter intro
Theater of the Mind 115
Barrie Richardson The Trick That Fooled Einstein with coins
Also published here
  • Club 71, Autumn 1989
Theater of the Mind 119
Barrie Richardson Alphabet Mentalism scrabble pieces in clear change bag, Trick that Fooled Einstein, followed by letter divination (tossed-out deck principle)
Also published here Theater of the Mind 126
Barrie Richardson Minds in Unison random objects collected and one chosen, one letter chosen, both predicted
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Magick, Apr. 1983
Theater of the Mind 130
Barrie Richardson Wigging the Baldpate
Inspired by Theater of the Mind 133
Barrie Richardson A String and Two Borrowed Rings two borrowed rings and a loop of cord link and unlink a few times, with paper cup
  • Phase One: The Rings Link
  • Phase 2: The Ring Off Cord
  • Phase 3: The Rings On Cord
Also published here
  • Club 71, Halloween 1993
Theater of the Mind 139
Barrie Richardson The Lazy Mentalist three chairs, sentences in envelopes match prediction
Related toAlso published here Theater of the Mind 152
Barrie Richardson The Very Last Chance
Also published here
  • Club 71, Summer 1989
Theater of the Mind 157
Barrie Richardson The Totally Isolated Prediction prediction in balloon which is tossed around amongst spectators during selection phase, credit information
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • Club 71, Autumn 1988
Theater of the Mind 160
Barrie Richardson Suspension of Disbelief II glass clings to spoon, stand-up version, thread
Inspired by Theater of the Mind 166
Barrie Richardson Chapter VI: Intimate Mentalism chapter intro
Theater of the Mind 171
Barrie Richardson Little Jackpot Coins
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here
  • Club 71, Halloween 1997
Theater of the Mind 175
Barrie Richardson Psychometry... in a Paper Bag hole in bag
Also published here Theater of the Mind 178
Barrie Richardson ...678 named three digit number from a bill is found in a wallet, written on a card
Also published here Theater of the Mind 182
Barrie Richardson Center Shtick post-it note
Related to
  • "Lightning Centre Tear" (Barrie Richardson, Club 71, Winter 1998)
Theater of the Mind 184
Barrie Richardson Pop Thoughts things written by spectator into a notebook can be divined
Theater of the Mind 187
Barrie Richardson Sew What! needles are threaded in fist without looking
Also published here
  • The Linking Ring, Feb. 1997
Theater of the Mind 190
Barrie Richardson Chapter VII: Mental Card Effects chapter intro
Theater of the Mind 195
Barrie Richardson Do You Want to Continue? two decks, named card is at the same position, faced deck
Also published here Theater of the Mind 199
Barrie Richardson ...And One Makes Fifty-two two-way out effect, either premonition without naming the card first, or named cards is only odd-backed card
Inspired by
  • "Delusion Deck" (Gene Grant, Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets, 1980, marketed 1957)
Also published here
  • Club 71, May 1989
Theater of the Mind 205
Barrie Richardson Almost Real Mind Reading
Also published here Theater of the Mind 210
Barrie Richardson Gestalt Vision spectators turn their selections end-for-end by themselves
Also published here Theater of the Mind 213
Barrie Richardson The Du Maurier Force force handling with Svengali deck
Theater of the Mind 219
Barrie Richardson Think Hot, Think Cold
Also published here Theater of the Mind 222
Barrie Richardson It Isn't Mind Control with crib on card or thumb tip
Theater of the Mind 226
Barrie Richardson Chapter VIII: Words with Wings chapter intro
Theater of the Mind 233
Barrie Richardson An Experiment in Remote Viewing performer describes chosen magazine page
Also published here
  • Club 71, Mayday 1998
Theater of the Mind 237
Barrie Richardson Word Flight one word written upside down
Also published here Theater of the Mind 244
Barrie Richardson Double-sided Thought Transmission word and drawing put in two envelopes, performer divines both
Also published here
  • Club 71, Autumn 1995
Theater of the Mind 248
Barrie Richardson Chapter IX: The Card at Any Number Problem chapter intro
Theater of the Mind 253
Barrie Richardson Any Card at Any Number faced deck
Related toAlso published here
  • Club 71, Winter 1990
Theater of the Mind 257
Barrie Richardson The Thirteen-deck Solution
  • The Fifty-two-deck Solution
  • The Twenty-six Deck Solution
  • The Thirteen-deck Solution
  • The Master Chart
Theater of the Mind 262
Barrie Richardson Any Card at Any Number (The Platform Version) two phases, restricted choices, faced deck
Theater of the Mind 267
Barrie Richardson Chapter X: The Fourth Dimension chapter intro
Theater of the Mind 277
Barrie Richardson What Time Is It? several wrist watches with random times collected, one chosen, time and spectator predicted
Also published here
  • Club 71, May 1988
Theater of the Mind 281
Barrie Richardson The Reversed-Hands Watch
Theater of the Mind 284
Barrie Richardson The Parking Lot Mystery time also set on watch, using reversed-hands watch
Theater of the Mind 286
Barrie Richardson The Test of Time performer and spectator set time on watches, they match, then named hour predicted on watch, using reversed-hands watch
Theater of the Mind 290
Barrie Richardson Epilogue: Magic Friends
Theater of the Mind 293
Barrie Richardson Bibliography Barrie Richardson in print
Theater of the Mind 301
Chan Canasta The Experiment with Books spectators chose a page, line and number, performer divines word on that position
Related toVariations Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 67
David Berglas Magician's Choice several spectator put objects on the table, two are selected and they match the predictions
Related to The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 79
Barrie Richardson Foreword
Mentalism, Incorporated 1
Luke Jermay, Chan Canasta, Barrie Richardson, Dan Tong The Ernie Ball Book Test
Inspired by Building Blocks 82
Chuck Hickok Suggestions for "Dollar Divination" presentational points on the Richardson routine
Inspired by Mentalism, Incorporated: Volume Two 125
Barrie Richardson Preface
Act Two xiii
Barrie Richardson Chapter I: Winners All chapter intro
Act Two 1
Barrie Richardson The Thought Hatchery four spectators take out four colored balls/eggs without looking, performer knows who has which color
Inspired by
  • "Kurotsuke" (Max Maven, VideoMind 1)
Also published here
  • Genii, June 2000
Act Two 7
Barrie Richardson Another World "The Mount Kenya Paradox Revisited"
stand-up handling
Inspired by
  • "The Mount Kenya Paradox" (Barrie Richardson, Club 71, 1995)
  • "Outworlder" (Tony Bartolotta, Discoverie #7, 2002)
Act Two 12
Barrie Richardson Daley's Delight Switch Variation with packets
Inspired by Act Two 16
Barrie Richardson Do Continue card only thought of, one deck dealt face up and one face down
Inspired by Act Two 19
Barrie Richardson Everyone a Winner
Act Two 25
Barrie Richardson The Modest Memory Routine fifteen cards are selected and memorized together with the audience by explaining a peg system, either for real or with switch
Act Two 29
Barrie Richardson Chapter II: Devilish Devices (a toolbox) chapter intro
Act Two 35
Barrie Richardson The Ambiguous Coffee Can two-sided can for two-way out, e.g. for Premonition
Also published here
  • Club 71, Winter 1999
Act Two 39
Barrie Richardson The Legal Switch-pad deck switched as it slides off a pad
Inspired by
  • Stop Trick with plate by Ken Brooke
Related to
  • "Omar's Deck Switch" (U.F. Grant)
Also published here
  • Vibrations, Jan. 1998
Act Two 41
Barrie Richardson Devious Deck Switch using a card case
Related to
  • "Cold Case" (Gregory Wilson)
VariationsAlso published here
  • Club 71, Aug. 1999
Act Two 44
Barrie Richardson Rounders stripper deck in which the diagonally opposite corners are shortened, for divided deck, either fine or large preparation as discarded casino cards
Related toAlso published here
  • Concepts & Deceptions Lecture Notes, 1999
Act Two 48
Barrie Richardson Lazy Magician's Memorized Deck only for two suits distributed through deck
Also published here
  • Club 71, Christmas 1997
Act Two 52
Barrie Richardson Double-Sided Peek Box slide covers under cellophane on both sides
Also published here
  • Club 71, Autumn 2002
Act Two 54
Barrie Richardson Chapter III: After Dessert chapter intro
Act Two 57
Barrie Richardson Solid Ghost Revisited glorpy, ungaffed handkerchief
Inspired by
  • "The Solid Ghost" (Dik Van Brummer)
Also published here
  • Club 71, Mayday 1999
Act Two 61
Barrie Richardson The Power of Touch divination of information written on a business card
Also published here
  • Club 71, Spring 2000
Act Two 67
Barrie Richardson, Prof. Robert Hellis Hellis Switch with Business Card see also p. 161
Act Two 69
Barrie Richardson After the Dessert Thought Transference divination of information written on a business card, covered with handkerchief in the hands
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Genii, Aug. 1999
Act Two 71
Barrie Richardson Impromptu Psychic Matching business cards torn in quarters to make two sets of five symbols, matching with those
Inspired by
  • Hen Fetsch's "Symbologic"
Also published here
  • Club 71, Christmas 2002
Act Two 74
Barrie Richardson The Janie Test
Related toAlso published here
  • Genii, Dec. 2000
Act Two 78
Barrie Richardson Chapter IV: Money Matters chapter intro
Act Two 83
Barrie Richardson The Human Scale spectator grabs handful of coins from container, performer matches the same type and amount of coins
Inspired by
  • earlier version in Club 71, Winter 2000
Also published here
  • Genii, May 2001
Act Two 87
Barrie Richardson But There's More! "The 'Coins and Currency Divination' Revisited"
spectators take coins and bills while the performer is not looking, performer divines who holds what
Inspired by
  • "Coins and Currency Divination" (Barrie Richardson, Club 71, Summer 1991)
  • "Dollars and (6th) Cents" (Stewart James, Linking Ring, Oct. 1971)
Related toAlso published here
  • Club 71, Millennium 2000
Act Two 93
Barrie Richardson Net Worth handful of coins grabbed, some exchanged, end result predicted
Also published here
  • Club 71, Holiday 2002
Act Two 105
Barrie Richardson Helicopter Coins coins across between two spectators
Also published here
  • Club 71, Feb. 2002
Act Two 114
Barrie Richardson, David Hoy Dr. Faust Does a Miracle description of a performance of David Hoy with possible method reconstruction, reading of letter in serial number for three spectators, then full serial
Act Two 121
Barrie Richardson Chapter V: Mind Excursions chapter intro
Act Two 125
Barrie Richardson The Tossed-out Magazine
Inspired by
  • "Dyna" (magazine test by U.F. Grant)
Also published here
  • Club 71, Spring 1993
Act Two 129
Barrie Richardson Untouched deck in open-topped case hangs on string, faced deck, restricted range of numbers
Inspired by
  • version in Club 71, Winter 1990
Act Two 134
Barrie Richardson Birthday Cards three phases, paper clip gimmick
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Club 71, Summer 2002
Act Two 144
Barrie Richardson Marble Memories marble distribution taken by spectators divined, clear change bag
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Vibrations, May 2004
Act Two 150
Barrie Richardson The Simplex Mind-reading Routine spectators fill out cards where more information is requested as audience knows, handwriting analysis presentation
Inspired by
  • "Psigrafico" (Charles Scott aka Cicardi, Magick #412, 1988)
Also published here
  • Club 71, Easter 1999
Act Two 157
Barrie Richardson Chapter VI: Magic and Metaphor chapter intro
Act Two 165
Barrie Richardson Giant Pairs Repaired cards shown in pairs, they are not mated, then they are, using jumbo cards and story presentation
Inspired byAlso published here
  • marketed 1999
Act Two 171
Barrie Richardson Letting Go! presentation for James's effect, mug tied on a string is dropped, but the string loops around a pencil just before object fall on floor
Inspired by Act Two 175
Barrie Richardson The Impossible Knot Routine routine and presentation knot sequence
  • G. W. Hunter's Puzzle Knot
  • The Slow-motion Knot
  • The Bradbury Knot (reel)
Also published here
  • Concepts & Deceptions Lecture Notes, 1999
Act Two 179
Barrie Richardson Seeing With the Chinese Eye presentation for monte swindle in which a printed spread of five cards is used and spectator must put a paper clip at money card from back
Act Two 188
Barrie Richardson The Unchecked Assumption presentation for Ring & Spring
Act Two 192
Barrie Richardson The Astonishing Rice Jar Suspension filled glass jar of rice clings to knife
Also published here
  • Concepts & Deceptions Lecture Notes, 1999
Act Two 196
Barrie Richardson The ABCs of Our Lives presentation for Bob Carver's Professor's Nightmare
Act Two 203
Barrie Richardson Chapter VII: Card Deceptions chapter intro
Act Two 207
Barrie Richardson "My Card" Trick spectator freely choses a card, that card is predicted in pocket with "My Card" written on its blank back
Also published here
  • Club 71, Summer 1994
Act Two 211
Fred Robinson, Barrie Richardson Center Cop card from center into left cop
Related to Act Two 212
Barrie Richardson Cop Pocket Removal without inserting whole hand in pocket
Act Two 214
Barrie Richardson Optical Brainwave Illusion named card shown reversed in (almost) ungaffed deck
Related toAlso published here
  • Club 71, May 2001
Act Two 217
Barrie Richardson My Ambitious Combination "Optical Brainwave Illusion" as lead-in for ambitious card routine
Inspired byRelated to Act Two 221
Barrie Richardson Bluff Card to Pocket card turns over, then in repeat phase it vanishes and comes from pocket or wallet
Also published here
  • Club 71, Spring 1998
Act Two 223
Barrie Richardson Center Palm
Related toAlso published here
  • palm by Antony Gerard, 1979 Lecture Notes
Act Two 224
Barrie Richardson 1-2-3 Card in Wallet
Also published here Act Two 229
Barrie Richardson Cloyes Palm Switch card in left hand switched with card in right-hand lateral palm
Also published here Act Two 231
Barrie Richardson Out of My Sight, But in My Mind with two spectators, one thought of and one peeked
Act Two 234
Barrie Richardson Malini Peek Variation
Inspired by Act Two 238
Barrie Richardson A Mental Maguffin prediction about how many cards are cut, and which card is cut to, hands-off
Also published here
  • Club 71, Spring 2001
Act Two 241
Barrie Richardson Chapter VIII: Paper Chase billet work intro
Act Two 247
Barrie Richardson Business Card Center Tear
Also published here
  • Club 71, Winter 1998
Act Two 251
Barrie Richardson Post-It Note Center Tear
Also published here
  • Club 71, Halloween 1999
Act Two 256
Barrie Richardson Eliminate the Negative center tear presentation
Act Two 261
Barrie Richardson A Question is Answered "(With a Business-card Switch)"
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Genii, Aug. 2002
Act Two 264
Charles Buckner, Barrie Richardson Billet Switch
Act Two 266
Barrie Richardson Contact billet routine with two spectators
Act Two 270
Barrie Richardson The Double Billet glimpsing method for folded billet with information written in special places, audience is not aware of what is asked for on billet
VariationsAlso published here
  • Club 71, July 2003
Act Two 275
Barrie Richardson The Devil's Peek
Also published here
  • Club 71, Christmas 2003
Act Two 281
Barrie Richardson Al Baker Switch Variation
Inspired by Act Two 283
Barrie Richardson The Devil's Routine billet routine with two spectators
Act Two 287
Barrie Richardson Chapter IX: Super Mentality chapter intro on mental gymnastics demonstrations
Act Two 293
Barrie Richardson Thoughts on the Memorized Magazine Demonstration
Act Two 299
Barrie Richardson Fifty-two Cards in Succession order of deck called off, deck switch
Act Two 303
Barrie Richardson Synergistic Memory Demonstration first phase is "HIP ESP" (color sequence called off), then a number is named and performer names card at that position (faced deck)
Inspired by Act Two 308
Barrie Richardson The Incredible Human Calculator "(An Effect That Has Never Been Performed)"
spectator writes numbers from chips into grid, performer does speed calculation with the resulting grid
Act Two 313
Barrie Richardson Chapter X: Aha! Think of a Card chapter intro
Act Two 321
Barrie Richardson Final Ecstasy two cards at thought-of positions remembered
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Mental Ecstasy" (Barrie Richardson, Club 71, Spring 1992)
  • "Penultimate Mental Ecstasy" (Barrie Richardson, Club 71, Christmas 1994)
Also published here
  • The Magician, Winter 2003
Act Two 325
Barrie Richardson Psychic Poker with two spectators
Also published here
  • Club 71, Autumn 1999
Act Two 333
Barrie Richardson Impromptu Princess
Also published here
  • Club 71, 1988
Act Two 341
Barrie Richardson The Blind Voice-detector spectator cuts shuffled deck in five piles, one secretly bridged
Also published here
  • Genii, Sep. 2003
Act Two 346
Barrie Richardson Epilogue: Reflections
  • My First Magic Trick
  • My Father's Influence
  • Chicago Magic Shops
  • Early Performances - Citizen Solider
  • Mental Magic in West Virginia - The 1960s
  • The 1970s in Michigan
  • Fred Robinson
  • The Death of My Psychic Career
  • The Louisiana Years - 1983-2001
  • Theater of the Mind
Act Two 351
Eric Mead A Proper Introduction
Related toAlso published here Tangled Web 191
Stewart James A Match for Gravity Bar bet, looping pendulum, heavy expensive object tied on a string is dropped, but the string loops around a pencil just before object fall on floor
VariationsAlso published here
  • Linking Ring, Sep 1926
The Essential Stewart James 5
Barrie Richardson Fred Robinson
The Magic of Fred Robinson 47
Trevor Lewis Trevor's Card at Any Number with faced deck
Related to Routines Matter 46
Barrie Richardson Preface
Curtain Call xi
Barrie Richardson Chapter I: A Banquet Program chapter intro
Curtain Call 1
Barrie Richardson Choices Have Consequences
Curtain Call 5
Barrie Richardson Envelope Switch palm switch
Curtain Call 10
Barrie Richardson Mesmer's Pencil
  • Phase I - The Rise (pencil stands up on hand, small thread loop)
  • Phase II - The Heavy Pencil (spectator cannot lift pencil off the performer's hand)
  • Phase III - The Feather Test (variation of Phase II with feather on top, Chuck Smith idea)
Inspired by Curtain Call 13
Barrie Richardson My Second Spot with bags, paper or cloth
Inspired by
  • "Second Spot" (Maurice Fogel, In Search of the Sensational, 2007)
Curtain Call 21
Barrie Richardson The Propensity to be Influenced prediction in balloon, spectator's writing is switched in for prediction
Inspired by Curtain Call 26
Barrie Richardson Quartet deck is shuffled, four spectators get a quarter the deck and performer names every card after apparently memorizing them, using Rounders
Inspired byRelated to Curtain Call 34
Barrie Richardson Concluding Thoughts on the program presented in the last few items
Curtain Call 50
Barrie Richardson An Unforgettable Night about a performance for George and Barbara Bush
Curtain Call 51
Barrie Richardson Chapter II: Mind to Mind chapter intro
Curtain Call 55
Barrie Richardson Zebra2 presentation for Magic Square
Curtain Call 59
Barrie Richardson All Gone spectator writes name on one paper, the other have the word "Gone", miscalling
Also published here
  • The Magician, Spring 2007
Curtain Call 67
Barrie Richardson The Eye of the Target imaginary book test, spectator names books and makes up page number and word on billet, word matches prediction and page number divined by a spectator, spectator's billet switched in for prediction
Inspired by
  • "Mental Target Practice" (Barrie Richardson, The Magician, Feb. 2005)
Related to
  • "Dead Name Duplication" (Theodore Annemann, Thayer's Trick of the Month Club, 1932)
Curtain Call 71
Barrie Richardson Billet Switching Rod pencil with two caps
Related to Curtain Call 75
Barrie Richardson Giuoco Piano three psychological forces (carrot, two-digit and three-digit number), then one number with nail writer
Curtain Call 81
Barrie Richardson Eric Mason - A Man For All Seasons
Related to Curtain Call 85
Barrie Richardson Chapter III: Intimate Mind Games chapter intro
Curtain Call 89
Barrie Richardson Symbologic Revisited coins with colored stickers, two sets of five, spectator matches colors unseen in two phases
  • Phase I - Three Matches
  • Phase II - Five Matches
Inspired by
  • Hen Fetsch's "Symbologic"
Also published here
  • The Magician, Aug./Sep. 2006
Curtain Call 93
Barrie Richardson A Glimpse of Milton fairly "thought-of" card divined, slippery powder/glass microbeads instead of salt
Inspired by Curtain Call 100
Barrie Richardson The Devil's Dictionary peek deck principle with a book
Inspired byAlso published here
  • The Magician, Dec. 2004
Curtain Call 106
Barrie Richardson Spoo-Key thread loop
  • The First Rotation
  • The Crawl
  • The Gravity Rotation
Inspired by Curtain Call 111
Barrie Richardson The Bhutan Key on the performance of Spoo-Key in Tibet
Curtain Call 119
Barrie Richardson Chapter IV: Card at Any Number chapter intro
Curtain Call 123
Barrie Richardson Impromptu Card at Any Number (Close-Up Version) selected card, faced deck
Curtain Call 127
Barrie Richardson Card at Any Number (For Platform Performance) selected card, faced deck
Curtain Call 135
Barrie Richardson David Berglas
Curtain Call 139
Barrie Richardson Chapter V: Modest Miracles with Business Cards chapter intro
Curtain Call 143
Barrie Richardson, Allen Zingg Zingg's One-Handed Billet Switch (A Standing Handling)
Inspired by
  • switch in Allen Zingg's "Billets - Naturally", 2005
Curtain Call 147
Barrie Richardson A Color, a Number and a Letter getting two out of three right, nail writing on palmed billet
Curtain Call 151
Barrie Richardson Spooky Writing initials of deceased person appear on billet
Curtain Call 153
Barrie Richardson A Dessert and a First Love billet routine
Inspired byVariations Curtain Call 155
Barrie Richardson The Happy Peek one-handed, special fold and part is squeezed open
Also published here
  • The Magician, Mar. 2007
Curtain Call 161
Barrie Richardson The Triangle Peek special fold and billet is squeezed open to glimpse four writings
Inspired byAlso published here
  • The Magician, Jan. 2007
Curtain Call 166
Barrie Richardson Double Deception Billet Routine glimpsing method for folded billet with information written in special places, audience is not aware of what is asked for on billet
Inspired byAlso published here
  • The Magician, July 2006
Curtain Call 170
Barrie Richardson Anthony Blake - An Unforgettable Day
Curtain Call 174
Barrie Richardson Chapter VII: Osmosis chapter intro
Curtain Call 177
Barrie Richardson The Osmosis Envelope gimmicked pay envelope, spectator can seal message inside, yet performer can access and glimpse content
Curtain Call 181
Barrie Richardson The Happy Story one person reading with Osmosis Envelope
Curtain Call 184
Barrie Richardson Memories of the Sun and Moon two persons reading with Osmosis Envelope
Curtain Call 189
Barrie Richardson Daley's Delight Switch Variation with envelopes
Curtain Call 191
Barrie Richardson Fourth Dimensional Osmosis using Osmosis Envelope
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Fourth Dimensional Telepathy" (Theodore Annemann)
Curtain Call 194
Barrie Richardson Gil Eagles - The Best of the Best
Curtain Call 200
Barrie Richardson Chapter VII: Hidden Devices chapter intro
Curtain Call 205
Barrie Richardson Devious Deck Switch - A Modest Renovation using a card case
Inspired by Curtain Call 209
Barrie Richardson The Click Switch using pencil with clip
Curtain Call 213
Barrie Richardson Forcing Flip-Pad
Also published here
  • The Magician, Jan. 2006
Curtain Call 217
Barrie Richardson Slippery Jack's Side Steal card from center into left cop, application for card through rubber banded deck
Related toAlso published here
  • The Magician, Mar. 2005
Curtain Call 219
Barrie Richardson The Stranger's Trick spectator deals, stops and remembers card, loses it again, performer divines it, description of a trick seen at a convention and method guess
Also published here
  • The Magician, Dec. 2007
Curtain Call 224
Barrie Richardson The Bluff Riffle Force bottom instead of top half is removed before offering top card of remaining half
Also published here
  • Club 71, Sep. 2003
Curtain Call 227
Barrie Richardson Pants on Fire two phases
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Club 71, Sep. 2003
Curtain Call 229
Barrie Richardson Divine and Conquer card chosen after spectator's shuffle, it is divined
Also published here
  • Club 71, Sep. 2003
Curtain Call 231
Barrie Richardson Derren Brown - Does "The Best Card Trick" of the Year with description of performance of verbal force
Curtain Call 233
Barrie Richardson Chapter VIII: Water & Frost chapter intro
Curtain Call 237
Barrie Richardson Birches story and poem presentation
Curtain Call 241
Barrie Richardson Palmero Ranch - A Report from a Magician's Heaven
Curtain Call 247
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Theater of the Mind by Barrie RichardsonAlso published here
  • Genii, Nov. 1999
Light and Heat 57
Philipp Ganglberger B2 - A Billet Routine for the Real World clever constructed billet routine, revelation of several pieces of information of a spectator
Inspired by B2 2
Matt Baker, Barrie Richardson Banned For Life Variation on Shuffle Bored, done as a real time skill demonstration of card counting for casino cheating. Magician can tell number of cards face up, number of red cards, and the total sum of the values of the red cards

Includes a magician-fooler method using "Rounders" gaffed cards, idea by Barrie Richardson, which is basically stripper deck but with rounded corners
The Buena Vista Shuffle Club 159
Pepe Lirrojo Simple Spell spelling to any card
Related to Some Different Stuff 6