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Edward Victor A Match Divination divination of amount of selected matches
Related to 1937 Magic of the Hands 114
Theodore Annemann Trance Card Al Koran type deck for spelling routine
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 151) 885
U. F. Grant "Million Dollar" Bill Mystery two bills are torn, one half of each vanish and appear in envelope
Related toVariations 1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 112
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Jim Sherman, Richard Himber, Al Koran, Charlie Miller, Dell O'Dell, Shaman
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 70) 287
Toni Koynini Any Number spectator cuts deck and deals to any number in deck, adds digits and deals again, that card predicted
Inspired by
  • Al Koran trick from Magic Wand mental magic competition
1951 Toni Koynini's Card Miracles 22
Jack Avis, Al Koran The Cards of Pegasus initialed Joker in sealed in envelope, five cards chosen and initialed, one card is chosen, transposes with the Joker, chosen card is now in envelope
Also published here 1953 "Come a little closer..." 33
Al Koran A Word in Thousands carbon paper
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 247
Bob Hummer, Al Koran Note Under Cups three cups, bill hidden under one and the cups exchanges after a pattern
1958 Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 140
Tony Corinda, Al Koran Centre Tear (One Hand Variation)
Related to 1959 Billets 171
Al Koran Inexplicable spectator writes city on a billet and a clipped with a bulldog clip, several more billets are introduced, when touched with a cigarette they vanish, except one on which the same city is noted as on the spectator's billet
1959 Billets 195
Al Koran, Tony Corinda (28) The Ouija Board
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 299
Jack Miller, Al Koran Lazy Man's Card Trick
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1962 Close-up Card Magic 199
Al Koran Erfüllte Gedankenwünsche two cards selected and spectators find them with small number or stop, two-card mirage deck, partial rough-smooth
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil II 23
Al Koran The Gold Medallion prediction of number on medallion
Related toVariations 1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 11
Al Koran Ring On Stick multi phase routine
1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 17
Al Koran The Torn Centre center tear handling
1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 32
Al Koran Birthday Card Trick birthday is divined, center tear
1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 29
Al Koran Book Test no additional props, just four books, nice
1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 37
Al Koran Torn & Restored Cigarette Paper
Variations 1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 43
Al Koran Black Magic number appears on smoked tin plate
1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 49
Al Koran Encore Card Stab stacked, estimation, apparently by Patrick Page, see "Magic Page by Page" for credits
Related toVariations 1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 57
Al Koran Out of hand Selection Process spectator cuts cards and takes top, delayed glimpse
1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 60
Al Koran Knife Glimpse used in Stabbing Routine
1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 62
Al Koran Doodles psychometry with 6 spectators and papers
Variations 1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 67
Al Koran Princess Card Trick...Plus deck shuffled after selections, deck switch
Related toVariations 1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 71
Al Koran One-and-a-Half Card Case
1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 74
Al Koran Nap Hand Deal cards played with three spectators, performer is away (blindfolded) and gives correct playing decisions
1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 81
Al Koran Double Thought spectator finds performer's card and the other way around, marked deck
Related toVariations 1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 89
Al Koran Card Prediction marked deck, prediction with nail writer
1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 95
Al Koran Sure Fire Force bold, basically you give the spectator the force cards
1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 101
Al Koran The Flying Ring reel
1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 107
Al Koran The Pendulum Tells six torn half blank cards are attributed to correct spectators with pendulum
1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 113
Al Koran Double Deal dealing five people the same cards, set up, twenty-five duplicates, siamesa
Variations 1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 119
Al Koran Note Under Cup bill put under one of three cups, performer know which one
Variations 1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 127
Hugh Miller, Al Koran Professional Presentation including Koran's comments on presentation and on the tricks in the book
1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 5
Al Koran, Alton Sharpe Borrowed You Find It two methods: sticky card and belly-stripped card
1969 Expert Card Mysteries 93
Al Koran Koran's Double Out Prediction two-way out
1969 Expert Card Mysteries 97
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on the market for magic, Marvyn Roy, Al Koran
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 20) 100
Glenn G. Gravatt, Al Koran The Antique Medallion
Inspired by 1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 58
Al Koran Numerology ca. nine called-out four-digit numbers written on paper and put in bowl, spectator takes out paper and it is predicted, disappearing ink, see p. 552 for credit information, see p. 608 for comments by Mike Rogers and Sam Dalal
Related to
  • "Decision Control" (Syd Bergson)
Variations
Apr. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 6) 514
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Al Koran, the most expensive prop in one's act
1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 43) 214
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on the passing of Al Koran
1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 52) 260
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Al Koran, Sid Lorraine, T. Page Wright
1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 63) 314
Jon Racherbaumer (reviewer) Al Koran's Legacy by Al Koran (written by Hugh Miller) 1973 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 6) 49
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Al Koran
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 67) 334
Vic Perry, Al Koran The Man Called Al Koran apparently by Al Koran, two bills are torn, one half of each vanish and appear in envelope
Related to 1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 100) 497
Tony Griffith, Al Koran The Princess Trick twenty-five duplicates
Inspired by 1975 Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue) 54
Audley Walsh, Al Koran Magician's Nightmare description Koran Deck and some Koran anecdotes
1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 130
Vic Perry, Al Koran Envelope Switch prediction of coin in envelope, envelope to switch coin
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 143) 713
Alan Shaxon The Jubilee Medallion number appears on medallion
Related to 1976 Practical Sorcery 21
Ken Krenzel Miracle Coin small coin cleanly vanishes and reappears, wax
Related to
  • "Bare-handed Coin Vanish" (Al Koran, Koran's Legacy, p. 115)
1976 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #6) 943
Unknown The Controlled Cut No. 65, spectator cuts and this value is used to count down to selection, Ace through King of Hearts set-up, Al Baker credit given
Related to 1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 98
Lewis Ganson Tribute to the Card Stars three or even four four-of-a-kinds show up
Inspired by 1977 Matching the Cards 22
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Holbrook Lecture Notes by Brad Holbrook
with credit information about "Salute To Vernon" by Al Koran
Related to 1977 Interlocutor (Issue 15) 57
Cicardi PSI-Symbols princess card trick with 36 picture cards
Inspired by 1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 186) 929
Patrick Page The Page Boy Speaks... on Ken Brooke, Al Koran, David Roth, Finn Jon, John Calvert, Jay and Frances Marshall
1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 12) 455
Karl Fulves Medallion impromptu method, credit information, card and number predicted
Inspired by 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 7) 1125
Thomas Alan Waters Numerology Card in Wallet prediction in envelope, in wallet, nine-force, version of Al Koran's "Five-Star Miracle Card"
Variations 1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 205) 1023
Jack Kent Tillar Ultimedallion design for Koran Medallion, number actually inscribed
Inspired by 1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 208) 1039
Al Koran Chips chips in bowl, some are selected by performer and spectator, relation is predicted
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 219) 1092
Patrick Page The Page Boy Speaks... on Mike Caldwell, Albert Goshman, Al Koran, Dai . Vernon, John Fisher
1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 7) 550
Al Koran Peek Card Case
1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 12) 771
David Britland Velleda Variations chips with numbers in a bag, forcing a number, erasable ink
Inspired by Jan. 1979 The Talon (Issue 3) 25
Bob Hummer, Al Koran Mathematical 3 Card Monte bill under one of three cups, back of performer is turned and after some changes in the order of the cups, performer divines cup with bill
Variations 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 35
Bob Hummer, Al Koran 3-Cup Monte bill under one of three cups, back of performer is turned and after some changes in the order of the cups, performer divines cup with bill
1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 60
Jack Kent Tillar Mental Monte bill put under one of three cups, performer know which one
Inspired by 1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 260) 1297
Al Koran, Patrick Page The Al KORAN Thimble Routine finally having eight thimbles
Also published here 1980 Magic Page by Page 3
Al Mann The Wallets Himber's, Al Koran's Wallet, The Bombshell Wallet
1981 The "H" Factor 1
Al Mann Page One with an Al Koran Wallet
1981 The "H" Factor 9
Al Mann The Noesis of Nyx card in envelope in wallet, with Al Koran Wallet
1981 The "H" Factor 19
Al Mann One Hundred Clams signed bill is burned and appears restored in an envelope, Al Koran Wallet
1981 The "H" Factor 21
Al Mann Instant Mindreading Al Koran Wallet as a peek wallet
1981 The "H" Factor 22
Al Mann The Mounds of Ashtoreth two decks, spectator selects five cards and signs two, performer duplicates everything with the other deck, Al Koran Wallet
1981 The "H" Factor 23
Al Mann, T. Page Wright, William Larsen The Royal Album torn and restored card, corner as a reference, Al Koran Wallet
Related to
  • Sphinx Vol.27 #9, 1928
1981 The "H" Factor 26
Thomas Alan Waters, Jack Avis The Occultear secretly tearing the center
  • Writing Materials
  • The Area of Writings
  • The Fold
  • The Tear
Related to 1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt) 171
Gene "Phantini" Grant Super Mental Deck Al Koran Deck meets Svengali
1981 Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 26
Wayne Dobson Koran Revisited gimmick to load and add gimmick for Koran Medallion
Related to 1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 4) 66
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Al Koran's Three Silver Rings/Ken Brooke on the Invisible Pack/ Fred Robinson's Ultimate Force by Ken Brooke (written by Various) 1982 Epoptica (Issue 2) 75
Thomas Alan Waters Keynow combination of Koran's "Gold Medallion" and "Flying Ring", message on key
Inspired by 1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm) 342
Al Koran Al Koran's Top-Change Card held in End Grip, some handling finesses
1982 The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 78
Michael Weber Floored Al Koran Five-Star Deck, prediction is jumbo card on the wall when an elevator is left
1983 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 33
Al Koran, Edward Victor Koran / Victor Number Force see Al Koran's Jackpot Coins
Related to 1983 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 2) 1177
Father Cyprian Nostalgia Torn & Restored Card signed card is torn into four pieces, flash restoration
Inspired by 1983 Nostalgia Torn & Restored Card 1
Johnny Thompson Polish-ing Koran's Medallion
Inspired by 1984 Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 320
Jeff Busby (reviewer) The Magic of Al Koran by Al Koran (written by Martin Breese) 1984 Epoptica (Issue 6) 347
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks' Incredible Prediction billet knife handling
  • The Double Envelope Method
Related to
  • Hugh Miller's "Al Koran's Legacy"
1984 The Incredible Dr. Stanley Jaks 10
Stephen Minch The Effect description of blindfold card act, genuinely no vision, consisting of the following individual effects
Inspired by
  • "Miracle Blindfold Card Act" (Al Koran, Routined Manipulation Part 2, Lewis Ganson)
1984 Eyeless in Gaza 1
Bruce Cervon, Al Koran Hanky Panky? borrowed handkerchief is burned and restored, then coins and a filled wine glass appear
Also published here 1985 (ca.) Tricks of Conjuring 1
Ron Wilson Al Koran's Ring Flight clever handling
1987 The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 104
Thomas Hierling Impromptu Al Koran spectator stops anytime during dealing, card matches prediction, faced deck method
1987 New Wave Close-Up 60
John Holland (reviewer) Mastered Amazement by Al Koran (written by Jack Lamonte) 1988 Epoptica (Issue 11) 532
Juan Tamariz Miraculous Adivination two versions, as divination or location, Al Koran Deck
1988 The Magic Way 61
Christoph Borer Double Thought half forcing deck, spectator and magician find the selection of the other
Inspired byAlso published here 1989 Seminarheft 32
Al Koran Take One No. 75, three different coins on table, three spectators each take a coin, performer finds out who has which
1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 104
Al Koran, Karl Fulves A Stab in the Pack No. 90, deck wrapped with dollar bill, knife next to selection
1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 132
Bruce Cervon, Al Koran Hanky Panky borrowed handkerchief is burned and restored, then coins and a filled wine glass appear
Also published here 1990 Ultra Cervon 97
Bruce Cervon, Al Koran Silent Flight ringflight
1990 Ultra Cervon 107
John Bannon, Al Koran Five-Star Engraved Prediction four cards selected, reduced to one, this is engraved on brass disc in purse, inspired by Al Koran's "Five-Star Prediction"
1990 Impossibilia 139
Christoph Borer Double Thought half forcing deck, spectator and magician find the selection of the other
Inspired byAlso published here 1991 Magie 18
Juan Tamariz Exactly the Same! combo with Al Koran type deck
June 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 6) 2077
Al Koran Miracle Wallet Five Star Prediction, edited reprint of "Ken Brooke's instructions" from 1982
  • Another Handling (sixteen cards distributed on table, one chosen, predicted in wallet)
1992 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 3) 18
Al Koran, Patrick Page Die Al Koran - Fingerhut-Routine finally having eight thimbles
Also published here 1993 Lecture Patrick Page 6
Philip T. Goldstein Poker 101 clever ungaffed take on Al Koran's 1-0-1 Deck
1996 The Looking Glass (Issue 1) 3
Michael Skinner, Al Koran A Deeper Mystery
Inspired by 1996 Classic Sampler 18
Mark Garetz, Al Koran Persistence of Thought with camera flash unit
Inspired by 1997 Virtual Foolery 12
Edward Bagshawe, Al Koran, Ron Wilson, Gene "Phantini" Grant, Ted Lesley The "Dream-Deck"-Combination single card divination
1997 It's Paramiraculous 2
Joe Mogar You Can Call Me "Al" four thimbles vanish
Inspired by
  • "Master Move" (Al Koran, Mastered Amazement, 1947)
1997 Digital Effects 86
Jack Avis Nu Way Shell Game props changed to four white cards with colored spots
Inspired by 1998 Vis à Vis 66
Jack Avis, Al Koran Poker Chip Psi four chips of different colors, one chosen is predicted via a card with that color
Also published here
  • marketed item
1998 Vis à Vis 88
Jack Avis, Al Koran Cards of Pegasus initialed Joker in sealed in envelope, five cards chosen and initialed, one card is chosen, transposes with the Joker, chosen card is now in envelope
Related toAlso published here 1998 Vis à Vis 112
Al Koran Miracle Card Stab exact center
1998 Vis à Vis 123
Jack Avis, Al Koran The Cards of Pegasus initialed Joker in sealed in envelope, five cards chosen and initialed, one card is chosen, transposes with the Joker, chosen card is now in envelope
Related toAlso published here 1998 Come A Little Closer 1
Albert Spackman, Al Koran DoublESP multi-phase prediction with Himber wallet
1998 The Himber Wallet Book 65
Christian Scherer Sensitive Finger five phases blindfold routine with sense of touch presentation
1. finger print, by touch
2. think stop
3. rising card under handkerchief, magnetism presentation
4. card identity divination
5. location of selection
Inspired by
  • Al Koran's "Koran's Miracle Blindfold Card Act" in Lewis Ganson's "Routined Manipulation Part II", 1951
Related to
  • Carl-Horst Meier's "Ein Psycho-Kartenprogramm" in "Intermagic" Vol. 4, No. 1, 1976
1999 Sensitive Finger 9
Graham Jolley Graham Jolley on Chan Canasta and Al Koran with credit info for Koran's Torn and Restored Newspaper from "Routined Manipulation Finale"
2001 Chan Canasta — Afterthoughts 5
Darwin Ortiz The Zen Master performer knows position of card, memorized deck
Inspired by 2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 102
Chuck Hickok Demonstration Three: People Reading Plus five people draw something on cardboard
Inspired by 2002 Mentalism, Incorporated 81
Lewis Jones The full monte Hummer's Mathematical Monte variation with three cards, chosen one named, variation by Jack Avis with three packets
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Monte Bank" (Lewis Jones, The Spring of 52)
Variations
2002 Ahead of the Pack 63
Christoph Borer Double Thought half forcing deck, spectator and magician find the selection of the other
Inspired byAlso published here 2003 Bisingen 03 21
Karl Fulves 3-Coin Monte three cards and three coins, spectator moves cards around, performer places coins on cards which he thinks match the value of the coins via instructions
Inspired by 2003 Off The Books (Issue 4) 59
Dave Campbell Performing Aces Aces turn over in deck, Twisting sequence, two Aces transpose from pockets of spectator and performer, Assembly (diamond shape layout for Ace assembly, before Daryl)
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here
  • The Gen, Vol. 22 No. 8, Dec. 1966
2004 The Dave Campbell Legacy 141
Eric Mead Lazy Restoration handling to restore reversed part of stack
Inspired by 2006 Tangled Web 117
Darwin Ortiz Gold Medaillon Handling see also p. 105
Inspired by 2006 Designing Miracles 86
Christoph Borer Double Thought half forcing deck, spectator and magician find the selection of the other
Inspired byAlso published here 2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 17
Christoph Borer Challenge Peek three cards are divined, half Al Koran deck
2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 37
Paul Vigil Diplopia one thought-of (and removed) card by performer and one by spectator, performer finds spectator's card and vice versa
Inspired by
  • "Tap a Lack" (Paul Cummins, MAGIC, July 2005)
Related toVariations
2007 Diplopia 3
Nick Trost Trost on Al Koran's "Prediction Supreme" three cards, Ten-Twenty Force
Inspired by
  • "Prediction Supreme" (Al Koran, The Magic Wand, Oct. 1946)
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 127
Nick Trost ESP Double Thought with ESP cards
Inspired by 2009 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 2 569
Al Koran, Roberto Giobbi One-Deck Do-as-I-Do miscalling
Related to 2010 Secret Agenda (Issue July 26) 223
Alexander de Cova, Patrick Page, Al Koran Der Stich im Dunkeln mate of free selection is stabbed by performer
Inspired by 2011 Seminar-Leviten 8
Patrick Page Other Revelations on divining cards, finding the mate of the chosen card
Related to 2011 Magic Page by Page 85
Al Koran, Patrick Page The Al Koran Thimble Routine finally having eight thimbles
Also published here 2011 Magic Page by Page 187
Darwin Ortiz Sorcerer's Apprentice spectator and performer locate each other's cards
Related to 2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 277
Karl Fulves Three Cheat Monte spectator shuffles deck and deals out two cards, looks at one and exchanges the other two, selection indicated and named
Inspired by 2012 Prolix (Issue 10) 639
Paul Vigil The Lazy Man's Card Trick presentation to reveal selection on top
Inspired by 2014 Classic Fantastic 240
Pit Hartling Thought Exchange performer and spectator each glimpse card in one half, they locate each other's cards, half stack
Inspired by 2016 In Order to Amaze 70
Gene Anderson The Tear Through Time - History and Evolution of the Torn & Restored Newspaper A. Introduction
B. Cortini
C. Benno Pantel
D. Carl Brema
E. Janos Bartl & D. J. Stringer
F. Al Baker
G. Al Koran
H. Gene Anderson
I. Doug Henning
2016 Gene Anderson — The Book 226
Gene Anderson The Tear Through Time - History and Evolution of the Torn & Restored Newspaper A. Introduction
B. Cortini
C. Benno Pantel
D. Carl Brema
E. Janos Bartl & D. J. Stringer
F. Al Baker
G. Al Koran
H. Gene Anderson
I. Doug Henning
2016 Gene Anderson — The Book 226
Jon Racherbaumer Remembering Al Koran with story about performance of the Five Star Prediction, quotes by others about Koran
2017 Facsimile (Issue 6) 47
Ondřej Pšenička Lazy Man on Edge Lazy Man Card Trick plot, uses Butterfly cards
Inspired by 2017 The Secret of the Butterflies 70
Chris Rawlins Hack newspaper page chosen, torn up, piece selected, content divined
Inspired by
  • Al Koran's binary newspaper test
2017 The Event, 2017 39
John Hostler Medallion Meets Tidal Wave card freely chosen, folded prediction card in money clip in pocket matches
Inspired by 2018 Firkin of Deipotent Trouvailles 49
Johnny Thompson The Koran Medallion credit information, Medallion hanging around performer's neck
Inspired by 2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 157
Denis Behr Mating Season
  • Phase One - Poker-Hand Duplication
  • Phase Two - Speed Mating
  • Phase Three - All at Once
Inspired byRelated to 2018 Handcrafted Card Magic — Volume 3 29
Al Koran Center Tear von Al Koran
2018 Mentale Notizen 57
Michael Breggar 52! Repeatedly count and deal cards based on the card stopped at, magician predicts the final card
Inspired by Oct. 2018 Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2)) 105
Harry Lorayne Lazy Man's Card Trick
Also published here 2018 And Finally! 213
Matt Baker Casablanca Spectator predicts which card magician will freely select, magician divines card selected by spectator
Inspired by 2019 The Buena Vista Shuffle Club 31