71 entries in Mental Magic / Principles / Index
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Magisches Fin de siècle one of six colors, coin, domino brick and playing card are chosen, all things predicted in envelope, mix of forces and indexes
Oct. 1897
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 4)
50
Hänsel Kastner Die drei mystischen Zahlen one of three numbers thought-of and predicted or divined, index with three predictions
Jan. 1903
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 1)
14
Edward Bagshawe A "Spirit Divination" Mystery name of card appears on empty paper
1924 42
Oswald Rae Selected Smokes cigarettes of different brands are put in a bag, named brands are removed by performer, by touch
1928 18
Oswald Rae A Novel Book Test page selected and line chosen by the aid of playing cards, line from page appears on blank card sealed in envelope
Also published here
  • "A Novel Book Test" in "The Sphinx"
1930 53
Theodore Annemann Magic vs. Mindreading two decks, spectator puts one in pocket, from the other he selects a card mentally, card is spelled in both decks and the last card is the thought of, card also predicted
Also published here 1935 5
Val Evans The Prognostication Pack half Koran-type deck, one of five cards thought of, then performer shows five-card groups, card predicted on piece of paper
1941 34
Eddie Joseph "A Letter from Satan" named card predicted in letter, index
1942 80
E.E. Hammill Websterian Wizardry prediction of a chosen word from a dictionary
Aug. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 41)
168
Walter B. Gibson, Bruce Elliott Gold Seal Mystery coins, objects and colors are chosen and predicted, in an envelope and the coin in a box and inside wool
Apr. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 59)
240
Theodore Annemann Magic vs. Mentalism two decks, spectator puts one in pocket, from the other he selects a card mentally, card is spelled in both decks and the last card is the thought of, card also predicted
Also published here 1944 265
Arthur H. Buckley The Mystic Paper Slips two predictions made, number chosen and that card counted to, number and card predicted
1948 157
Greer Marechal Jr. Coloss-Index ideas for an index, with bigger billets than usual
June 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 205)
819
Ken Brooke A Clean Prediction prediction put in hat, then three items borrowed and one chosen, it is predicted
Also published here 1952 47
Aage Darling Suprediction add a number sum and selected card are predicted in envelope
1953 33
Tony Corinda (7) Another Application of the Touch Reading Envelope several ideas of identifying envelopes by touch, envelope index tip
1958 49
Theodore Annemann Magic vs. Mindreading two decks, spectator puts one in pocket, from the other he selects a card mentally, card is spelled in both decks and the last card is the thought of, card also predicted
Also published here Sep. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 14)
14
Jack Shepherd The Second Seer performer divines two selected card from crystal ball, then thought of card is divined by spectator
1960 46
Jochen Zmeck Prediction one of ten symbol cards is chosen, prediction on a stand matches, pocket index
1960 25
Amazing James Randi The Compleat Reader spectator chooses word on any page, performer names other pages where the word occurs, memory demonstration
Related to Sep. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 26)
23
Don Nielson W.O.W. secret list written "white on white" with empty typewriter
Nov. 1965 2
Ben Christopher Multiple Out Billet Slate four billets
Apr. 1966 30
John Bragoli Transversale prediction of a spun number which was added to an other number, with mini roulette set
Variations 1969 68
Charles Ostin The King's English spectator writes letter on slate, next spectator adds later and so on until word is formed, this is predicted in typed form, see p. 426 for comment by William Taylor
(spelled "Charles Osten", see p. 637 for correction)
Related to Feb. 1971 397
James G. Thompson Jr. Jet Thought one of five cities predicted in envelope (with index)
VariationsAlso published here Winter 1972
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 6th Folio)
497
Philip T. Goldstein Your Choice prediction of a number between one and six, interesting presentation
Also published here Nov. 1976
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 3)
335
Philip T. Goldstein Middle Telepathy ESP card, shape and name are divined
1976 21
Cardboard Billet Index
1976 23
Matchbox Index
1976 23
Jerry Mentzer Wallet Prediction ESP symbol chosen from cards and predicted in wallet, loading wallet and index
1976 9
Philip T. Goldstein Your Choice prediction of a number between one and six, interesting presentation
Also published here 1977 13
Al Mann Thoughts Amock Book Test three books, three words are predicted
1977 14
Philip T. Goldstein Mister Lucky prediction in envelope, three different-colored chips, two chosen by spectators, Himber wallet
1978
Magick (Issue 220)
1097
Hanussen Brain-Child prediction of ESP card, initialed envelope
1978
Magick (Issue 220)
1098
Philip T. Goldstein Quindex
1979 17
Robert Siepielski Bingo 2 winning at a game of bingo
1979
Magick (Issue 229)
1142
David Himelrick Bio Test! building a pen with a prompter sheet, accessing word index
Variations 1980
Magick (Issue 266)
1328
Gene "Phantini" Grant Star Trick! prediction of a zodiac sign, with chop cup
1980
Magick (Issue 268)
1339
Ken Brooke A Clean Prediction prediction put in hat, then three items borrowed and one chosen, it is predicted
Also published here 1980 193
Thomas Alan Waters The Double Routine different routines, based on the same handling, on indexes and pocket writing
1981
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt)
180
Karl Fulves The King's English predicting a word that starts with y, index
Related to 1981 26
Sam Schwartz, Karl Fulves Tips on Slate Technique having an index on the slate or a writing pad, or programmed into a pocket calculator
1983 29
James G. Thompson Jr. Jet Thought No. 59, one of five cities predicted in envelope (with index)
Also published here 1985 105
Karl Fulves Think of a President No. 60, envelope contains picture of named president
Inspired by 1985 107
Ken Brooke Meine Direkt-Vorhersage prediction put in hat, then three items borrowed and one chosen, it is predicted
Also published here Oct. 1987
Intermagic (Vol. 13 No. 1)
33
Theodore Annemann Die Konstruktion des "Annemann-Zettelindex"
Oct. 1987
Intermagic (Vol. 13 No. 1)
35
Rudy T. Hunter State's Right prediction of city, stuck under chair
Sep. 1991
Magick (Issue 460)
2300
Chuck Fayne Cheap Date spectator takes out any coin, date is divined, coin index
1993 7
Tony Bartolotta Thought In Color movie star and color chosen, prediction in envelope in which chosen actor is striked through
Inspired by 1994
Rigmarole (Issue 6)
69
Ted Lesley Border Intelligence using used writing pad as a word index
1994 115
Simon Aronson The Cross-Index Index - Charting the Course on card indexes and the cross-index index idea
  • Above Suspicion
  • Cross Indexing Two Variables
  • Charts and Lists
1995 241
Simon Aronson Signs zodiac sign cards specify one's lucky number, color, symbol..., cross-index index with example effects
1995 271
Simon Aronson A Long Routine: Three is a Charm three spectators, card, color and symbol selected, position of card and color and symbol written on zodiac chart when spectator's signs are looked up
1995 298
Simon Aronson Uncharted Territory more ideas for "Signs" and the cross-index index
  • Variants
  • Lists, Grids and Tables
  • Other Formats
  • Conclusion
1995 302
Alexander de Cova Mit einem Index idea using trouser pocket tube connection
1995 8
Ken Brooke Eine makellose Vorhersage prediction put in hat, then three items borrowed and one chosen, it is predicted
Also published here 1997
Intermagic (Vol. 21 No. 1)
18
Philip T. Goldstein Fortune Celler
  • The Other Month
a business card in envelope is introduced, later the number on it is phones and person at other end names a chosen tarot card
Dec. 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 12)
31
David Whitehead The Spirit Writes A Name spirit writing on signed business card, spectator's name, Glorpy
Inspired by 2004 54
Stephen Minch The Stele of Khepera paper rubbing of stele with six hieroglyphs, chosen glyph appears in previously empty box (watch box)
Inspired byAlso published here
  • "The Legendary Scroll" of Masklyn ye Mage
2009 117
Alexander de Cova Der Bibeltest
2011 1
Ben Harris PSI Poker spectator cuts, Hold 'Em hands dealt, outcome predicted
  • Basic Handling
  • Advanced Handling (prediction more specific, index)
2011 6
Max Maven Double Feature
  • Lost Horizons
two choices predicted on billets, billet index on back of large movie posters
Inspired by
  • Don Tanner's "Six Card Mental Test" (marketed 1958)
Also published here
  • Sensational Mentalism - Part Four, 1977
Feb. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 2)
21
Michael Weber, Tim Trono Coupons spectator thinks of any food item from a couple of receipts and puts those away that don't contain it, performer predicted that item on a coupon card in his wallet, age cards
(PDF bonus effect from June 2012)
Inspired by June 2012
Real Secrets (Vol. 1 No. 3)
1
Robert Cassidy The Universal Reading Tarot reading and prediction of four chosen cards
2013 260
Alexander de Cova Papierflieger paper plane tossed into audience, named number is printed in large numbers on the paper when unfolded, range force and index
Inspired by
  • Prof. Dr. Toni Forster routine from 1982
Also published here
Dec. 2013 420
Alexander de Cova Paper Darts paper plane tossed into audience, named number is printed in large numbers on the paper when unfolded, range force and index
Also published here Mar. 2014
Scrapbook (Issue 7)
48
Tom Stone Deck of Decroux envelope hanging from ceiling, any named card is predicted inside, index at back of chair which is used to bring down envelope (Okito)
2014 31
Alexander de Cova Die Bierflieger–Tafel paper plane tossed into audience, named number is printed in large numbers on the paper when unfolded, range force and index, updated index design
Also published here 2015 149
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
Fränz Multiple Outs & Luck different method for Prodigy Prediction
2022 56
Edward Marlo Marlo's Flexible Prediction Plot strategy for writing a prediction on a cigarette paper, putting it in a card case, and switching it for one of about six outs, cards or other items
2022 7