175 entries in Mental Magic / Effects / Psychometry Effects
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Tom Sellers The "Mind's Eye Discs" colored discs put in envelope, colors divined by performer
1931 16
Theodore Annemann Pseudo-Psychometry personal items in envelopes, see also page 404
Related toVariationsAlso published here June 1935
The Jinx (Issue 9)
Robert Parrish Slate Immortality living dead test on slate, or handwriting psychometry
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1935
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1935)
Oscar Weigle Alias Divination several spectators write names on slips which are later correctly assigned, one of the names divined as well
1937 11
Theodore Annemann, Audley Walsh Coin Experiment three spectators put a coin in an envelope, medium divines value, date and owner
1937 11
L. Vosburgh Lyons Graphology spectators write on paper cards, performer assigns them correctly, pseudo-psychometry
Related toVariationsAlso published here Jan. 1940
The Jinx (Issue 74)
Tom Sellers Graphology Supreme five spectators write the same word
1941 12
Tom Sellers Sex Detection
1942 4
Jerry Sorensen "-and having writ-" sealed message reading, mixed with psychometry and handwriting analysis
Oct. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 45)
L. Vosburgh Lyons Graphology spectators write on paper cards, performer assigns them correctly, pseudo-psychometry, graphology presentation
Also published here 1944 47
Theodore Annemann Pseudo-Psychometry personal items
Also published here 1944 150
Robert Parrish Slate Immortality living dead test on slate, or handwriting psychometry
Also published here 1944 203
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Psychometry blindfolded performer, psychometry and Q&A
1947 29
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Second Sight at First Glance performer is blindfolded, accurate description of the people who put a personal object in an envelope
1947 54
Dr. William Weyeneth Tour de clairvoyance four cards wrapped in pieces of paper, performer finds selection, marking system for paper, followed by german translation "Hellsehtrick"
1947 6
Milbourne Christopher Super Psychometry with envelopes, nail nicks
May 1950
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 7 No. 12)
Milbourne Christopher Psychometry blindfolded
July 1950 685
Ormond McGill Modern Psychometry
1951 14
Ormond McGill Developing the Power genreal comments
1951 14
Theodore Annemann Annemann's Pseudo-Psychometry
Related to 1951 17
Hen Fetsch, Cy Keller Hexappeal pseudo psychometry with names of famous people
Aug. 1952
The Phoenix (Issue 261)
Milbourne Christopher Super Psychometry blindfolded, objects in envelopes
1952 8
Aage Darling Suprema medium does psychometry routine with five objects in envelopes
1953 26
Dr. Conrad, Wanda What's My Line? Pseudo Psychometry with "What's My Line?" theme
The New Phoenix (Issue 348)
J. G. Reed E.S.P Test design cards, several spectator select one and put the cards in envelopes, performer locates the owners
1959 313
Aaron Wainer Dactyliomancy white rings marked by spectators, shuffled in hat
Related to
  • p. 35 for thoughts by Bob Bergheim
Feb. 1966 21
Al Koran Doodles psychometry with six spectators and papers
Variations 1968 67
Al Koran The Pendulum Tells six torn half blank cards are attributed to correct spectators with pendulum
1968 113
Karl Fulves Psychometry + Math pairs of envelopes are distributed, personal items inserted and then performer know which is by whom
July 1968
Epilogue (Issue 3)
Jules Lenier Psychometric Detective four people, rough smooth edges of torn paper to code
Also published here Mar. 1968 167
George B. Anderson Pseudo Psychometry Improved spectator can chose some envelopes from a bunch, cyclical marking system
1968 24
George B. Anderson Improved Pseudo Psychometry Improved using dowsing rods for pseudo psychometry
1968 25
E. Leslie May Nelson's Column three people choose colored balls, performer knows who has which and has it predicted
1969 54
Orville Wayne Meyer It's Murder items from murder scene are taken by spectators and performer then knows who has what
1969 99
Tony Griffith Pseudo Psychometry six envelopes, pencil dots
1969 64
Dr. Richard Strausberg The Legacy of Samuel Butler cards with several humorous New Year's resolutions, several spectators chose one on their card, psychometry and comedy character reading
Magick (Issue 13)
Paul Siegel Between the Lines drawings from audience are correctly returned to their owners
1972 22
Karl Fulves Psychometry and Math pairs of envelopes are distributed, personal items inserted and then performer know which is by whom
1973 24
Stephen Minch Psychometry Worldly Rampant Pseudo Psychometry with tarot cards
Related to 1974 40
Frederick M. Shields Past, Present, and Tarot! Tarot cards in envelopes, pseudo psychometry combined with readings
Magick (Issue 115)
Barrie Richardson Impromptu Mental Divination five spectators remember one object out of 25
July 1975
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 11)
Dr. Spencer Thornton In the Bag... pseudo-psychometry with paper bags, apparently same marking system was also used by Dr. Jaks
Magick (Issue 119)
Gerald Kosky Crime Detector several jobs are correctly assigned, Pseudo Psychometry with murder game plot
1975 122
Gerald Kosky A Few Psychometry Ideas
1975 127
Gerald Kosky Travel Agent cards with names of travel destinations, people write their names under it and tear cards in halves, performer takes parts with the names and can allocate the correct destinations
Also published here 1975 137
Philip T. Goldstein Desire spectators write destinations on a business card, five write a place where they have been and one a place he desires to go, all cards are correctly attributed and the last, desired place is named without looking at it
Related toVariations 1976 4
Jack Kent Tillar Impromptu Pseudo-Psychology slips of paper, several spectators write down pieces of information, all billets are correctly allocated, information of last billet is divined
Magick (Issue 155)
Karrell Fox Pseudo Psychomitrix "Pseudo Psychometry", two different presentations, see following items
1976 95
Karrell Fox Musimentalism spectators write favourite tunes on blank cards, performer assigns them correctly
1976 95
Karrell Fox Lipology four women kiss on blank cards, performer then kisses them two and assigns the cards correctly
1976 96
Karrell Fox "Simple-Sychometry" five spectators put personal item in bag, performer assigns them, bag has five sections
1976 103
Barrie Richardson Pseudo Psychometry in a Paper Bag
Also published here May 1977
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 9)
Nathan Stark Menta Five! graphology reading with five spectators, pseudo psychometry mixed with ESP card divination
Magick (Issue 191)
Dr. Z Zodiac graphology and astrology presentation, psychometry
Magick (Issue 195)
Bobby Hughes Pocket Pad gaffing, marking and using a spiral-bound pad for Pseudo Psychometry, predictions and add-a-number
Magick (Issue 210)
George B. Anderson The Water Witch dowsing rod made of coat-hangers, finding water in a box and pseudo psychometry
Magick (Issue 219)
Paul Rylander Word Gauge list of words made on business cards, memory stunt, graphology and prediction in wallet
Also published here 1978
Magick (Issue 220)
Robin DeWitt Pens-O-Metric different colored pens, word on billets
Magick (Issue 233)
Robert Siepielski Keylock several blank cards in envelopes and and one with a drawn key, key is found and person who chose envelope, metal detector method
Magick (Issue 244)
Larry Becker Ultimate Psychometry with invisible ink pen
1979 69
Robert Parrish Handwriting No. 46, identifying handwriting of five persons
Also published here 1979 75
Karl Fulves Thoughts in Color No. 47, spectators write down favourite car on slate, performer knows who wrote which from a distance
Inspired by 1979 76
Karl Fulves Psychometry chapter intro
1979 110
Theodore Annemann Pseudo Psychometry No. 65
Also published here 1979 111
L. Vosburgh Lyons Graphology No. 66, spectators write on paper cards, performer assigns them correctly
Also published here 1979 113
Karl Fulves Super Psychometry No. 67, marked envelopes with personal envelopes, questions on the outside are answered, with (cold) reading, very detailed
Inspired by 1979 114
Richard Mark Pendulum Power! personal items in boxes used as pendulums, pseudo psychometry
Magick (Issue 250)
Terry Tyson Psi-Pix ending for pseudo psychometry, last object in envelope is divined
Magick (Issue 254)
Terry Tyson Love Letters allocating love letters
Magick (Issue 259)
Thomas Alan Waters Psychometry on psychometry and presenting mentalism
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychometry)
Thomas Alan Waters Presentation essay on presentation for psychometry
  • Selling the Psychometry Effect
  • Performance Situations - Good and Bad
  • How Many Items?
  • Single Object Readings
  • Concealed Items (Unknown Objects, Known Objects)
  • Blindfolds
  • Locating the Participants
  • The Psychometry Act
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychometry)
Thomas Alan Waters General Technique
  • Object-Reading (Deduction & Observation)
  • Object-Linking (Marking Systems)
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychometry)
Thomas Alan Waters Printsiple objects are wrapped in pieces of newspaper
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychometry)
Thomas Alan Waters Seequence objects wrapped in paper and scotch tape
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychometry)
Thomas Alan Waters PsychomeTryst card is put in envelope as well, system to relate the envelopes to the owner
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychometry)
Thomas Alan Waters Bagatelle special bag to distinguish form, shape and object without opening it
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychometry)
Thomas Alan Waters Tray Chic objects are collected on a tray, performer is blindfolded
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychometry)
Thomas Alan Waters Quantum with business cards and the Quantimental stand
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychometry)
Thomas Alan Waters Subsidiary Technique
  • Locating the Participants
  • The Last Two Items
  • Clipboard Readings
  • Combinations with other Effects
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychometry)
Thomas Alan Waters Ringkle combining Psychometry and Ring Flight, other ideas what could happen with the objects
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychometry)
Thomas Alan Waters Miscellaneous Notes
  • With A Medium
  • In The Dark (in a Seance)
  • Trayce (method to see in the dark)
  • GiveAway Collecting Box (by Edmund Rowland)
  • Contact Mindreading)
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychometry)
Gene "Phantini" Grant Supreme Psychometry pseudo psychometry, different objects in envelopes, serial number divination of a bill
1981 71
Basil Horwitz Challenge Thought a name, color and a symbol are noted on a card and sealed in an envelope, performer returns correct envelopes and then divines content
Related toAlso published here 1981 49
Neil Somerville Hidden Image pseudo psychometry, ESP cards wrapped with aluminium foil and sealed in envelopes
Magick (Issue 293)
Joseph Dunninger Psychometric Power! question on billets are answered and billets of specific spectator found without opening them, several variations
1983 4
Dennis Draginis Photo Session photos of members of the audience are made with polaroid camera, then wrapped in foil and put in envelope, pseudo psychometry
Mar. 1983
Magick (Issue 317)
Karl Fulves, J. W. Sarles, Jack Miller What's My Line? No. 97, on three envelopes are occupations and salaries written, three spectator chose an envelope and take the salary in matches, performer divines who took what, also as phone effect
1983 130
Thomas Alan Waters Speakay six people write something on a piece of paper, performer thinks of one and asks one person to stand forward, the word thought of matches the person
Related to 1984
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk)
Thomas Alan Waters Quinsation five signed card (after a psychometry act) are numbered by the performer, spectators name a number each and they match with their signed cards
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Myxtyr)
Thomas Alan Waters Tridonym three people write an alias on a piece of paper
Related to 1985
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx)
Thomas Alan Waters Psidentify spectators chose a James Bond villain, divination who chose which one
Also published here 1985
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx)
Robert Siepielski Count of Three special type of impression device similar to wax method, NCR paper, routine with several envelopes which content is divined and correctly allocated
Aug. 1985
Magick (Issue 356)
Jules Lenier Psychometric Detective No. 19, four people, rough smooth edges of torn paper to code
Also published here 1985 38
Karl Fulves The Hometown Test No. 20, letters put in paper bag, performer takes them out and divines what's written on them and by whom
Inspired by 1985 40
Karrell Fox "Getting Away with Murder"
Also published here 1986 44
Barrie Richardson Brown Bag It hole in bag
Also published here Apr. 1987
Magick (Issue 388)
Ray Grismer Pseudo-Psychometry punch-marked envelopes
1988 20
Charles "Cicardi" Scott 'T' Party graphology presentation for pseudo psychometry
May 1989
Magick (Issue 422)
Jules Hirsch Impromptu Psychometry wrapping objects in Kleenex tissues
Oct. 1989
Magick (Issue 429)
Rudy T. Hunter Revelations spectator write initials on pieces of paper, correct allocation, with reading
June 1990
Magick (Issue 440)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Images symbol cards are chosen and placed in envelopes, performer allocates symbols to spectators and gives brief readings
July 1990
Magick (Issue 442)
Ben Harris Mental Photography three photographs are introduced, three spectators each select one, performer divines who has which one
1990 34
Basil Horwitz Gedankenübertragung x3 a name, color and a symbol are noted on a card and sealed in an envelope, performer returns correct envelopes and then divines content
Also published here July 1990
Intermagic (Vol. 15 No. 3)
Jules Hirsch Eye of a Child pseudo-psychometry with drawings from a spiral-bound steno pad
Mar. 1991
Magick (Issue 453)
Charles "Cicardi" Scott Insight psychometry with graphology presentation, on business cards
Mar. 1992
Magick (Issue 469)
Larry Becker Sneak Thief pseudo psychometry with drawings, last drawing is duplicated
Related toVariations 1992 65
Larry Becker Jeopardy ZIP pseudo psychometry using business cards and chosen TV shows, ZIP marking principle
1992 387
Larry Becker Psych-ZIP objects in envelopes, pseudo psychometry, using ZIP marking principle
1992 388
Jim Sisti Guest Check Pseudo-Psychometry using guest check pads
Nov./Dec. 1992
The Magic Menu (Vol. 3 No. 14)
John Graham A Rose by any Other
July 1993
Apocalypse (Vol. 16 No. 7)
Terry Nosek Finishing Thought Pseudo psychometry routine with prediction of final object
May 1993
Magick (Issue 489)
Steve Dusheck Living Test with only two spectators
1993 70
Joseph Dunninger Psycho Thought
Rigmarole (Issue 8)
Lynda Lovecraft Give the Lady Credit Psychometry using cards from spectators wallets
Syzygy (Vol. 1 No. 1)
Allen B. Brannum Graph-ometry checklists are handed out and spectators have to write a sentence, performer allocates handwritings correctly
Syzygy (Vol. 1 No. 9)
Ted Lesley New Pseudo-psychometric Exercises general comments and ideas
1994 167
Ted Lesley Technicolor Graphology spectators write on paper cards, performer assigns them correctly, pseudo-psychometry
Inspired by 1994 170
Ted Lesley Crimmerian Psychometry pseudo psychometry, method to mark envelopes during performance, blindfolded
1994 173
Ted Lesley Black Magic² Pseudo Psychometry, information written on business cards, last information is a number which is divined by doing a magic square
Inspired by 1994 177
Timothy Wenk Tune Psychometry songs written on index cards are assigned to correct spectators, last one divined, punch markings
1994 13
John Riggs Design Deception design drawn on blank card is shuffled among other cards, card is found and design duplicated
1995 60
Karrell Fox Dream Girls five photos of actresses chosen, performer divines them
1995 61
Karl Fulves Bird Brain bird or dove indicates which watch belongs to which spectator
Related to 1995
Underworld (Issue 2)
John Riggs Ultimate Psychometry psychometry with several objects, blindfolded and without marking system
Also published here
  • John Riggs' "The Ultimate Psychometry" in "The Complete Fortune Teller" 1995. P. 72.
Syzygy (Vol. 2 No. 5)
Chase Goforth A Savory Tip odor marking system for envelopes
Syzygy (Vol. 2 No. 7)
The Napoleons Clear And Present Odor psychometry routine with items in zip-lock bags based on the premise of smell
Nov. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 3)
Dr. Juris Juris Prudence all but one objects from a box are selected by spectators and placed inside bags, performer allocates them correctly and last item turns out to be a dangerous one
Syzygy (Vol. 3 No. 8)
Basil Horwitz The Super ESP Body Language Test pseudo psychometry with writings and ESP card divination
1997 66
Ken De Courcy Personal Possessions instruction game with four objects, objects are returned to correct owners
July 1997 6
Karrell Fox Getting Away with Murder
Also published here Oct. 1997 3
Morley Budden Pyramid Power spectators write secret fantasies on business cards, the performer know who wrote what
1997 117
Tony Bartolotta Test Results three spectators write their name on a cardboard with a color, mixed face-down, performer divines
Inspired byRelated to 1998
Underworld (Issue 9)
James G. Thompson Jr. Der Gedankenfänger spectator thinks of an umbrella word, five spectators write down a word belonging to that category, performer divines category and gives words back to correct spectators
Intermagic (Vol. 22 No. 1)
Peter McCahon See-Thru Psychometry pseudo psychometry using blindfold and clear ziploc bags
Syzygy (Vol. 4 No. 9)
Terry Parrett Token Psychometry pseudo psychometry using tokens from Monopoly and envelopes
Syzygy (Vol. 4 No. 11)
Jas Jakutsch "Lost & Found" AKA "Six in One" billet routine with four phases, twelve people write down a los object and their initials, spectator finds the right billets, without opening it, divines the content of several and a member of the audience does the same too
1999 5
Joshua Jay Psychometry and Me Magician able to match nametags to five spectators based on their names alone
1999 143
Patrick Page, Ken De Courcy Psychic Feedback five spectator select an ESP card and seal them in an envelope, after the envelopes are shuffled the envelopes are returned to the correct owner
1999 5
Patrick Page, Ken De Courcy Psychic Feedback Plus After envelopes are handed out correctly, ESP sign is divined
1999 6
Barrie Richardson Psychometry... in a Paper Bag hole in bag
Also published here 1999 178
Paul Rylander Wort und Zahl list of words made on business cards, memory stunt, graphology and prediction in wallet
Also published here 2000
Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 4 & 5)
Paul Curry Pseudo Psychometry Tip as a two person mental stunt, coding idea
Also published here 2001 267
Karl Fulves Psychometry 101 twelve envelopes with items, one of them by spectator, envelope selected from 3x4 matrix via instruction contains spectator's item
2001 75
Carlhorst Meier Meine Drei-Zettel-Routine three names on billets, pseudo-psychometry, last name divined
Also published here
  • "Meine Drei-Zettel-Routine" (Carlhorst Meier, Seminar Carlhorst Meier)
Intermagic (Vol. 24 No. 3-5)
David Berglas Palmistry pseudo-psychometry with palmistry theme for TV, only presentation
2002 259
David Berglas Time and Light routines with LED Time Pen, chemical fluid light sticks and Anverdi's die
  • spectator names a time interval, then he gets a watch and can say start whenever he wants, the
show continues and the performer suddenly screams stop at the right moment
  • Pseudo Psychometry routine
  • woman selects one of several men, selection is divined
2002 383
Chuck Hickok Demonstration Three: People Reading Plus five people draw something on cardboard
Inspired by 2002 81
Max Gordon Credit Check credit cards in envelopes, pseudo psychometry and number of last card is divined
Syzygy (Vol. 5 No. 11)
David Ben Matchless Psychometry spectators write phone numbers inside matchboxes, performer returns each to spectator
Variations 2003 113
Luke Jermay A Safe Anchor three business cards, two with smiley faces, one with skull, spectator finds positive cards
2003 123
Lee Earle Sense of Intuition five envelopes with pictures of situations that trigger different emotions, divination of content, scent/aroma marking method
Syzygy (Vol. 5 No. 14)
"Joro" Bruno Hennig Psychometrie five spectators make drawing which are put in envelopes with a bill inside each, marking via serial numbers
2003 3
Karl Fulves Jinx Extra eight spectators receive envelope and hide an object
2005 91
Barrie Richardson The Simplex Mind-reading Routine spectators fill out cards where more information is requested as audience knows, handwriting analysis presentation
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Club 71, Easter 1999
2005 157
Karl Fulves Darndest Things several spectators receive letters to God by children and put them in an envelope, performer assigns them to spectators correctly
Prolix (Issue 2)
Hector Chadwick Keys Psychometry routine with 4 sets of keys, performer able to describe fourth person's keys although they are hidden
2008 17
Jörg Alexander Weber Drei-Namen-Eröffnung three names on billets, pseudo-psychometry, last name divined
Inspired by
  • "Meine Drei-Zettel-Routine" (Carlhorst Meier, Seminar Carlhorst Meier)
2008 49
Luke Jermay The Bridge: An Approach to Walk-Around Mentalism
  • The New Mind
psychometry routine with business cards
Inspired by Oct. 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 10)
Tom Stone From the notebooks idea with hotel key cards
Also published here 2008 8
Andy Nyman Magicians' Graphology with three sketches, last one divined
Inspired by Apr. 2009
Genii (Vol. 72 No. 4)
Tom Stone Mental Sports sport objects, idea
2010 194
Tom Stone Hotel Psychometry idea with hotel key cards
Also published here 2010 236
Michael Weber Soul Searcher information written on paper pieces is correctly assigned to spectator, torn edges marking
Also published here 2010 8
Michael Weber Soul Searcher information written on paper pieces is correctly assigned to spectator, torn edges marking
Also published here 2011 8
Jörg Alexander Weber Psychometrie five items by spectators in envelopes
Inspired by
  • "Pseudo Psychometrie" (Stuart Cumberland, Annemann 666 Vol. 1, PDF, 2007)
2011 53
Barrie Richardson My Second Spot with bags, paper or cloth
Inspired by
  • "Second Spot" (Maurice Fogel, In Search of the Sensational, 2007)
2011 21
Michael Weber Soul Searcher information written on paper pieces is correctly assigned to spectator, torn edges marking
Also published here 2011 8
James Alan Psycho2Metry with dog-eared paper
2012 30
Michael Weber Soul Searcher information written on paper pieces is correctly assigned to spectator, torn edges marking
Also published here 2012 13
Jorge "The Jack" Garcia Pseudo Psychometry drawings in envelopes
Inspired by 2015 99
Jared Kopf The Oneiromancer's Index four nightmares written on blank cards, performer give them to correct spectators with some cold reading, one nightmare predicted
Inspired by 2016 31
Jared Kopf Impromptu Marking System for pseudo psychometry, originally from "Behind Your Forehead" (Kopf, 2013)
2016 41
Jorge "The Jack" Garcia Psychometry with an Envelope several ideas, drawings in envelopes
2016 15
Markus Beldig Three-Billet Test
Inspired by
  • "Meine Drei-Zettel-Routine" (Carlhorst Meier, Seminar Carlhorst Meier)
2019 10
Markus Beldig WatchCraft spectators's watches put in five envelopes, one spectator finds his own watch, the rest assigned by performer
2019 19