524 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Prediction / Brainwave type Effects
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
T. Page Wright Named Reverse named card shown reversed, pairs held together with wax
1933 14
Theodore Annemann Wanted - A Card Routine Without Cards! invisible deck presentation for any named card to pocket, no method
Related to Sep. 1935
The Jinx (Issue 12)
Orville Wayne Meyer Remote Control Improved odd-backed unknown card signed on back is chosen from face
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1937 112
Theodore Annemann Remote Control odd-backed unknown card signed on back is chosen from face, red-blue sticky double backer
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • "Remote Control" (The Sphinx, July 1929, Max Holden's column, description without method)
1937 121
Ralph W. Hull Magnetic Mental Control odd-backed card placed in deck is found by spectator from faces, rough-smooth
Also published here 1937 287
With Prearranged Pack - a. Memorized Deck card reversed in deck turns out to be any named card, ungaffed, stacked deck
1938 339
Diachylon Thought Control named card has different back, rough smooth
1938 497
Ralph W. Hull The Magnetic Mental Control using two decks, spectator names odd-backed card, using red-blue backed rough-smooth deck
Also published here 1938 533
Dai Vernon Brain Wave Deck brainwave
Related toVariationsAlso published here Oct. 1938
The Jinx (Issue 49)
The Great Merlini Red-Vibro spectator puts any card in envelope, performer spreads second deck, it has one odd-backed card - the same as in the envelope
May 1939
The Jinx (Issue 56)
James G. Thompson Jr. Red and Blue Futurama free selection in predicted on odd-backed card and changes back color
Oct. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 61)
Charlie Miller Predestined Choice card chosen face up is odd-backed, fair
1940 225
Al Baker A Super-Superprediction person names card which magician has transfered to another deck, roughed
Also published here 1941 81
Arthur Punnar Prevision Proved named card is odd-backed, sticky odd-backed card
1942 13
Tom Sellers Blue Sympathy named card reverses itself in second deck
1943 5
Gaston "Gasbor" Borgeaud Fadnacar named card is reversed and has different colored back, prepared deck using thread and needles to hold cards back, german translation on page 10 as "Fadnadkar"
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 5 No. 2)
Dai Vernon The Brain Wave Deck brainwave
Also published here 1944 277
Nelson Hahne The Blue Intruder
1945 94
George G. Kaplan Coincidence? No. Prevision? Yes three decks, two shuffled and dealt face up, at one point same card appears at same position, this card is reversed in the third deck
Related toVariations 1945 94
Don A. Hans One Card in 52 named card has different back color
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946)
Paul Curry Mindreading? red backed card is put into blue deck, this card is selected
Related to Dec. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 141)
J. B. Bobo The Invisible Deck classic Invisible Deck
1947 51
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column ideas for various tricks
  • Lit cigarette hold on thumb covered with handkerchief
  • idea for Al Baker's addition slate
  • on Lou Tannens shooting wand
  • Milk Pitcher
  • Brainwave Deck
  • gag with flash bill
  • Floating Ball
  • card location
Aug. 1947 341
George G. Kaplan The New Brain-Wave Deck ordinary deck, using hindu force
Variations 1948 165
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Peter Warlock, Frank Taylor, Greer Marechal, invisible deck pantomime idea by Frank Taylor
Related to Mar. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 146)
Robert A. Nelson Prediction Dodge written prediction kicker for brainwave deck
May 1948
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 5 No. 12)
Bill Nord Touching Tricks card is selected and replaced, deck placed inside pocket and card removed, repeated with named card, card found reversed in the deck
Oct. 1948 468
Ken Krenzel, Don Costello Another Miracle ungaffed method
Feb. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 171)
Al Baker Unconscious Clairvoyance ungaffed cards
Also published here 1949 100
Jack McMillen, Charles Nyquist Pimpernel
Jan. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 195)
Paul Rosini Rosini's Favorite Trick unknown odd-backed card put in deck, spectator touches any card in face-up deck, it is the odd-backed one
1950 33
Edward Marlo Effect No. 5 spectator thinks of card as they are riffled by slowly, this card reverses
1951 2
Edward Marlo Effect No. 6 spectator thinks of card as they are riffled by slowly, this card reverses at named number
1951 3
Edward Marlo Effect No. 8 unknown card reversed in a deck, it matches peeked-at card from second deck
1951 4
Edward Marlo Effect No. 9 unknown card reversed in a deck, it matches stopped-at card from second deck
1951 5
Don Tanner Mental Opener brainwave deck with number cards, thought number is reversed
Oct. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 291)
Hubert Lambert No Brainwave Brainwave gag version, ungaffed
Dec. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 295)
Edward Marlo X-Deck named card has an X on back
Related toVariationsAlso published here Dec. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 296)
Milbourne Christopher Postcard Prophesy chosen postcard is predicted, X on the back
Variations 1954 12
Lewis Ganson Brainwave by Telephone presentation in which performer's wife is called
Also published here 1954 223
Edward Marlo X-Deck named card has an X on back
Also published here 1956 120
Don Tanner Attendance Prediction prediction of amount of people in room, Brain Wave Deck with Numbers
Apr. 1957
The New Phoenix (Issue 344)
Tony Corinda (2) Quadruplication one card is selected from a face up deck and signed, card is predicted with several ways, only odd back, written in an envelope and another odd card duplicate in performer's pocket. Routine includes the No-Gag (Maurice Fogel)
1958 103
Gerald Kosky A Blue Prediction spectator selects only card with blue back, cross sum force
Also published here Sep. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 14)
Chester "Dr. DeMille" Miller Phone Divination person phoned who calls any card, it is the only reversed card in the deck
Sep. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 14)
William P. Miesel Fifty One to One selection has odd back
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959)
Dr. Stanley Jaks One Is Face Up spectator reverses a card in the deck and seals it, another spectator divines it, clever pre-show wording
Related toAlso published here 1959 8
Edward Marlo The Named Reverse named card removed from blue deck, same card then shown reversed in red deck, roughed red/blue menetekel
Also published here Dec. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 19)
Edward Marlo Technicolor Thought named card is only odd-backed card, it is shown to have transposed with the duplicate in a deck with another back color, roughed red/blue menetekel
Dec. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 19)
Edward Marlo Double Out Presentation any card named, it is either odd-backed or missing à la premonition, using Ed Marlo's marketed Phantom Deck
Related toVariations Dec. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 19)
Edward Marlo Paging a Stranger red and blue deck, any card named, it is removed from one deck, when other deck is counted that card is seen missing and the removed card has a different back
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Stranger in Paradise" (Peter Warlock, marketed 1955)
Also published here
Dec. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 19)
Edward Marlo Double Out named card is either missing or odd-backed
Related toAlso published here Dec. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 19)
Lewis Ganson Brainwave by Telephone performing idea for the brainwave deck
1960 50
James Steranko Suspension of Thought "Brainwave with an Ordinary Deck", named card is reversed in deck
1960 56
Dr. Stanley Jaks Omar's Prophecies treatise on the one-ahead triple prediction, sheets labeled with A, B & C
  • Part II (replacing force with known data)
  • Part III (on the selection of people, apparently random)
  • Part IV (staging the routine)
  • Part V (staging for Brainwave)
  • Part VI (handling for the Billet Knife)
  • Part VII (handling for Chuck Smith's M-T Pad)
Related toVariations 1960 1
Robert A. Nelson Brain Waves Deluxe "I knew you would select this card" written on back of named card
1961 15
Dr. Stanley Jaks Der mysteriöse Scarabäus card is selected with scarab and same card is reversed in second deck, with different colored back
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1961 47
Dr. Stanley Jaks Ein entzückender Karteneffekt spectator marks one card behind back, it is the only card with a different back color
Also published here 1961 101
Harry Lorayne Sympathetic Decks spectator find odd card from second deck (Lorayne Force), in second deck is found the mate
1962 172
Jochen Zmeck Geistino-Effekte brainwave type effects, chapter intro
1962 17
Der "alte" Geistino-Trick invisible deck
1962 17
Der "neue" Geistino-Trick face-to-face set-up for invisible deck
1962 17
Grün-Rot-Geistino brainwave deck but without the reversed part, card named that is seen
1962 18
Wim Cloostermann Geheime Kräfte performer signs unknown card from red deck on back and puts it into blue deck, spectator choses face-up card and signs it on face, it is the odd-backed signed card
Also published here
  • Magische Welt
1962 18
Ralph W. Hull Die magnetische Kartenkontrolle using two decks, spectator names odd-backed card, using red-blue backed rough-smooth deck
Also published here 1962 19
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Kartenspiel und Briefmarke spectator sticks stamp on back of any card, this card happens to have a stamp on the face as well and is predicted
1962 19
Peter Warlock, Jochen Zmeck Doppeltes Geistino spectator touches card, it is reversed in another deck, repeat with different method
1962 20
Edward Marlo Spur of the Moment named card is reversed and odd-backed, ends with normal cards
  • The Obvious Method (pocket index)
  • [unnamed]
  • The Memory Method
  • The Concentrate Method
  • Concentrate Again
  • Swivel Change Method (optional red/blue double backer, sticky)
  • The Chute Method (a card is dropped through sleeve from inside pocket)
May 1962
Ibidem (Issue 25)
Edward Marlo Double Brainwave named or in some methods chosen card is reversed and odd-backed, missing card found reversed in second deck
  • The Commercial Version (two brainwave decks)
  • Second Method - Mnemonic Version
  • Third Method - Pre/set Version
  • Fourth Method - Impromptu Version
  • Fifth Method - Flip Action (4th Switch) Method (for Flip Action Switch see Linking Ring, Sept. 1959, p. 74)
Related toVariations May 1962
Ibidem (Issue 25)
Edward Marlo Additional Brainwaves named card has different back color in normal deck
  • First Method
  • Second Method
Inspired by May 1962
Ibidem (Issue 25)
Edward Marlo Additional Double B. W. named card is reversed and odd-backed, missing card found reversed in second deck
  • Sixth Method
  • Seventh Method (ungaffed)
Inspired by May 1962
Ibidem (Issue 25)
Edward Marlo Blank Brain Wave Deck double blank deck shown, only named card has a face
Oct. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 27)
Alex Elmsley Elmsley's Ultra Mental ungaffed
Related to 1964 52
Edward Marlo Marlo's Handling Variation Brainweave
Related to 1964 53
Edward Marlo Marlo's Favorite Brainweave
Inspired by 1964 58
Edward Marlo Never Miss Prediction free selection is reversed in second pack, faro hide-out
1964 63
Edward Marlo Marlo's Brainwave one of ten thought of, this is reversed and odd-backed, faro fan
1964 63
Edward Marlo Odd Thought spectator thinks of only odd-backed card in deck, no rough smooth, faro fan
1964 65
Edward Marlo Easy Logical Procedure
Inspired by 1964 69
Edward Marlo Ultra Repeat with repeat phase and face-up/face-down challenge location as clean-up, retaining divided deck (odd/even)
Inspired by 1964 69
Edward Marlo The Ultra Equivoce Brainweave, any card can be thought of
Inspired by 1964 71
Fred G. Taylor Mr Oog's Wowser touched card has different back color
May 1964
The New Phoenix (Issue 390)
William Terry Culpepper A Magical Reverse card selected in one deck becomes reversed in second deck, for force Psychomatic Deck is suggested
Dec. 1965 6
Oran Bailey Dent X Marks the Card! chosen card has X on back
Inspired by 1966
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66)
Don Nielson, Karl Fulves Nightmare In Black freely selected and signed card, duplicate turns over in other deck, disappearing ink and "same deck" approach, see also p. 679 for reference
Related toVariations Nov. 1967 131
Dai Vernon Brain-Wave-Deck
1967 5
Jochen Zmeck Geistino-Perfekt brainwave effect with different deck, twenty-six double facers alternate with twenty-six red/blue double backers, partial rough-smooth
1967 5
Dreimal andere Farbe three cards selected freely while performer deals through deck, they are the only odd-backed cards
1967 9
Harry Riser Supreme Ultra Mental ungaffed, stacked
1968 65
Harry G. Franke The Abacus and Eknarf small copy of selection appears on Abacus, repeated with different card, third card is found with small computer, deck is placed inside computer which switches it to a Brainwave deck
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68)
Karl Fulves Noel Babel column, Xmas edition, brainwave history
Dec. 1968 228
John A. M. Howie Brainwave Bet odd-backed unkown card inserted in deck, spectator names correct card, clean-up anti-climax follows, red-blue double backer
July 1969
Epilogue (Issue 6)
Tony Kardyro Turnabout Supreme any card turned over, predicted in second deck, "secretly same deck"
1969 90
Karl Fulves Brainwave Principle credit information
Mar. 1969 246
Ben Christopher Blue Phantom two cards found blindfolded, one of them has different colored back
Inspired by
  • "Divination of two Mentally Selected Cards" (E. G. Brown)
Related to
  • suggestion by Greg Moore on p. 314
Oct. 1969 287
Edward Marlo The Original R or B Phantom cut-off packet counted in rest, faro placement, penelope
Related to Summer 1970
Hierophant (Issue 4)
Roy Walton Blue Phantom II two cards found, one of them has different colored back
Inspired byAlso published here Feb. 1970 321
North Bigbee Instant Brain-Wave entire deck, one gaffed card
Magick (Issue 10)
Allan Ackerman Ultra Mental (Minimal Gaffus)
1971 18
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks suggestion brainwave with impression device preshow
1971 19
Edward Marlo Marlo's Brainwave Suggestion suggestion to Ackerman's "Ultra Mental"
1971 20
Charles Hudson Variation and Feat cut-off packet counted in rest, faro placement, penelope
Inspired by Fall-Spring 1971
Hierophant (Issue 5-6)
Eddie Fechter You Brain Me glimpse of reversed selection in deck
1971 49
Mel Brown Brain-Stack free selection, duplicate reversed in other deck
1971 51
Robert (Bob) Hess Joker Mental odd-backed joker placed next to mate of named card, joker transforms into named card
Variations Apr. 1971 416
Dai Vernon, Sam Leo Horowitz Mental Control red-backed card cut into blue deck, spectator names correct one, originally marketed in the 1930s, see also p. 504 for further information (Ed Marlo's Phantom Deck)
Also published here Autumn 1971
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio)
Francis Haxton Joker, Jr. ungaffed method, odd-backed joker placed next to mate of named card, joker transforms into named card
Inspired by Oct. 1971 462
Roy Johnson The Duplicator Button with two decks, card selected by throwing dice
1971 15
Edward Marlo Marlo's Double Brainwave two decks with different colors, two cards in other deck
Related to 1971
Magick (Issue 30)
Frank Garcia Eight Card Brain-Wave
1972 38
Tony Binarelli Abracadabra three odd-backed cards are inserted in deck, spectator chooses just those cards face-up
Variations 1972 119
Derek Dingle Double Stranger two decks, performer and spectator chose a card, they turn out to be the only odd-backed, for credits see page 142
July 1972
Epilogue (Issue 15 (Part 1))
Karl Fulves Applications - 3. of Side-Steal Placement, odd-backed card in deck turns out to be freely peeked at card
July 1972
Epilogue (Issue 15 (Part 2))
Edward Marlo Marlo's Phantom Deck red-blue rough-smooth deck
  • First Effect: spectator stops at only odd-backed card, Open Prediction with backs
  • Second Effect: thought of card has odd back
  • Third Effect: touched card has odd back
June 1972
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 6)
Face-up Classic Force any touched card is odd-backed
June 1972
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 6)
Edward Marlo Double Out named card is either missing or odd-backed
Also published here June 1972
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 6)
Fred Kaps "Red" in Blue Deck
Also published here 1972 7
Jay Weiler Brainwave Gag
Mar. 1972 504
David Morse Choose Your Label red / blue double backer
Magick (Issue 42)
David Douglas Tennessee Swindle ... or 'Hello Cousin' two decks, cards is revealed and predicted, reversed in second deck
Also published here 1972
Magick (Issue 48)
Alex Redans Psychic Triplets three decks, two normal one Ultra mental deck
Magick (Issue 50)
Jack Kent Tillar Tiptoe Telepathy medium divines playing cards singly and also a bunch of cards, then she reverses a card in another room which is the same card the audience constructed
Magick (Issue 51)
Svengali Color Card Effect No. 494, card freely chosen or named, it is removed and only odd-backed card, red/black long/short deck
1972 137
Dr. Jacob Daley Thot Transposition Card Effect No. 541, two cards chosen and written down from two different-backed decks, they are the only odd-backed cards
1972 152
Karl Fulves One Shot Brainwave riffle shuffling unroughed card next to named card, posed as a problem
1973 18
Jon Racherbaumer Humming with Hummer card at thought-of number signed on face, later it is the only odd-backed card with the thought-of number on its back
July 1973
Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 7)
Francis J. Baker Alpha Card Act
  • First Trick (spectator choses card from one deck, performer from another, they match)
  • Second Trick (spectator initials card on back, performer the Three of Hearts on face, but later the Nine of Hearts is initialed on face and on back)
  • Third Trick (two cards reversed in two decks match)
June 1973 629
Walter B. Gibson Dell O'Dell strategy to change decks, ends with Brainwave, used by Dell O'Dell
Magick (Issue 72)
Gene Nielsen Swindled!!! two decks, spectator turns card over in his deck, same card is turned over in other deck
Magick (Issue 88)
Edward Marlo In Case of a Miss spectator chooses odd-backed card via face-up spread force, based on different coatings
1974 149
Karl Fulves Mind Wave cards are shuffled, rough and smooth ultra-mental deck
Related to 1974 53
Jesse J. Langston Jr. Shoot Out spectator shoots at a board with cards, with a suction-cup dart gun
Magick (Issue 93)
Thomas Alan Waters Check Mate two decks, card turned over also card next to reversed card is the same as in second deck
Magick (Issue 96)
Rick Johnsson, Jerry Mentzer Total Involvement from several cards spectator thinks of odd-backed card
1975 143
Jon Racherbaumer Racherbaumer Note selection is only odd-backed card
Inspired by 1975
Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue)
Edward Marlo In Case of a Miss might not work, then location
Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue)
Roger Smith The Out of Sight Card Miracle "invisible deck" trick with verbal force of selection and ungaffed deck
1975 3
Alex Redans Swindled Two two decks, card selected matches face-down prediction in other deck
Magick (Issue 133)
Gerald Kosky A Blue Prediction spectator selects only card with blue back, cross sum force
Also published here 1975 29
Gerald Kosky "Brain-Wave for Experts"
1975 73
Gerald Kosky The Dual Surprise with "this is it" written on face, and different colored back
1975 145
Philip T. Goldstein Tephramantic Brainwave card written on a piece of paper and burnt, ashes rubbed on an envelope and the name of the card appears, inside the envelope is a deck with the chosen card reversed, wax swami
1976 8
Alan Shaxon The Nudist Brainwave Deck named card is the only card in the deck with a face
1976 7
Nick Trost The Odd-colored Back six face-up cards shown, spectator always picks the card with an odd colored back
VariationsAlso published here 1976 3
Karl Fulves Straight-Deck Brainwave named card has different back color, different approaches:
  • Optica deck
  • 104 thin cards in roughed pairs
  • chemical backs
  • gaffed mat
Related to 1976
Interlocutor (Issue 8)
Karl Fulves (4) Ships That Pass spectator mails a card to you and you on the same day a card to him, when envelopes are opened, the cards have transposed
  • Variation A: cards are the same card
  • Variation B: full decks are mailed with one reversed card
  • Variation C: spectator mails a card to himself and it changes to another or has now performers signature
posed as problems
Interlocutor (Issue 13)
Roy Walton The Blue Phantom No. 54, two cards found, one of them has different colored back
Also published here 1976 82
Robert Schwarz Coincidence two decks, presentation for the brainwave deck
Magick (Issue 157)
Rick Johnsson Brain Trust impromptu Brainwave, seated, using the IBGTH Switch
1976 51
Burling Hull "Visual Thought Projection" five unknown cards from jumbo deck put on stand, one chosen, same card is reversed and odd-backed in another deck
1976 50
Roy Johnson Invisible Reverse "Thoughts on the 'Invisible Pack'"
card always shows up in the center without a cut, sbs
1976 10
Eddie Fields A Card Trick Without Any Cards "Eddie Fields's Standard Presentation"
invisible deck presentation
1976 6
Eddie Fields, Mike Schwartz "Do It Again" repeat version of Invisible Deck
1976 7
Eddie Fields, Mike Schwartz AT&T Strikes Again Invisible Deck as telephone trick
1976 8
Eddie Fields, Mike Schwartz A Pocketful of Miracles invisible deck, it becomes visible in the pocket of a spectator
1976 9
Edward Marlo Spread Location spreading an invisible deck on the table for the reveal
1976 13
John Snyder The Invisible Pack - My Handling routine
1976 15
Eddie Fields, Mike Schwartz The Etheric Force dramatic presentation for deck appearance in Invisible Deck routine, load from sleeve
1976 19
Dave Walker, Mike Schwartz The Invisible "IT" gag in which "IT" appears on a card, on other side is selection
1976 22
Eddie Fields, Mike Schwartz Throw In presentation for invisible deck without cover cards at top and bottom
1976 25
Dave Walker Infallible Prediction presentation for invisible deck
1976 28
Brooks Anderson Invisible Prediction presentation for invisible deck, with prediction written in invisible ink
1976 29
Chip Walker Torn Thought corner torn off invisible card, corner is also missing from reversed card in invisible deck
Variations 1976 31
Eddie Fields, Mike Schwartz From the Sleeve deck production, for invisible deck
  • Hook Up
1976 35
Eddie Fields, Mike Schwartz Turn Around comment about the performer turning around to apparently turn over the card in an invisible deck effect
1976 37
Eddie Fields, Mike Schwartz A Way Out invisible deck as an out
1976 39
Eric Mason Brainwave brainwave, triumph and deck transposes with an other deck as a kicker
Related to Sep. 1977
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 1)
Karl Fulves A Child's Garden Of Problems twelve card problems in connection with sleeving
1977 48
Stephen Minch Prediculous cards dealt face-up, all cards are seen to be Kings of Hearts, only odd-backed card is stopped at
Also published here 1977 34
Punx Käptn Squinty story trick with multiple effects, thimble and cigarette vanish, production of whiskey glass, brainwave deck
1977 53
Allan Ackerman, Bruce Cervon Impromptu Ultra Mental half pass version, see "Author's Note" for credit information
Related toVariations 1978 47
Allan Ackerman A Closer Approach impromptu, variation on "Impromptu Ultra Mental"
1978 49
Allan Ackerman Double Ultra Mental two decks, spectator and performer each think of a card
1978 50
Ross Bertram The "Brain-Wave" Deck double ended card case for extraction both ways
1978 161
Paul Harris Invisible Rising Card ungaffed method for Invisible Deck
1978 58
Ron Wilson Second Sight spectator spreads deck in his hand, choses card with different colored back
Also published here 1978 5
Fred Kaps Rote Karte in Blauem Spiel
Also published here 1978 9
Simon Aronson "I'll Go First" spectator and performer both turn a card over in their decks, it matches, sophisticated combination of stacked and invisible deck, with deck switch
Related toAlso published here 1978 64
Edward Marlo The Covered Thought thought of card has differend back color
1979 115
Ted Biet, Alex Elmsley Pres"sure" Location inferior handling
Inspired by Apr. 1979
Apocalypse (Vol. 2 No. 4)
Karl Fulves Notes ungaffed brainwave type approach
1979 84
Karl Fulves Clipping named seven turns over in cased deck
1979 93
Jerry K. Hartman Brainwave Dectet ten-card brainwave, "embellished Hamman Count"
Related toAlso published here 1979
The Chronicles (Issue 22)
Karl Fulves Brainstorm III effect with full deck outlined, no method given
Related to 1979
Interlocutor (Issue 31)
Karrell Fox Peek-a-Brain spectator peeks at a card and reverses it, in prediction deck the same card is shown reversed (before spectator shows his)
Related to 1979 87
Steve Beam, Don Morris Brainwave Deck brainwave as an Out
1979 12
Father Cyprian A Two Deck Brainwave Deck chosen and reversed in blue deck matches card reversed beforehand in red deck, then the decks switch places
1979 1
Edward Marlo Double Odd Thought two deck brainwave, thought of card is odd backed
1980 276
Jon Racherbaumer The Blue Intruder Strikes Again! spectator choses only blue card in red back, using brainwave deck
Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant)
Roger Crosthwaite Partial Brainwave invisible dice, partial gaffed
Oct. 1980
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 10)
Andrew Galloway A Regular Brainwave
1980 41
Ken De Courcy Brainwave short routining suggestion
1980 8
Jerry K. Hartman Sixtet with packet and false count, card is not reversed, only odd-backed
Related toAlso published here 1980
The Chronicles (Issue 27)
Bob Fitch Productions - Steals - Loads stealing from the topit, with applications
  • XII-A. Direct Steal
    • 1) Egg on fan
    • 2) Invisible deck
    • 3) Cups & Balls
    • 4) Dye Tube
    • 5) Produce scissors
    • 6) Balloon to Dove
    • 7) Flames from Hands
    • 8) Fishbowl production
    • 9) Fountain of Silks
  • XII-B. Indirect Steal
    • 1) Rabbit and Tray
    • 2) Molding a Rabbit
1980 5
Ken Brooke Brain Wave Outdone
Also published here 1980 188
Karl Fulves Mind Control handling variation of gaffed deck
1981 17
Richard Kaufman Impromptu Blankwave blank deck contains only named card
Inspired by 1981 21
Karl Fulves, J. W. Sarles Fan Optics from a fanned deck, thought of card has different back color
1981 9
Karl Fulves Alter Ego same gaffed case as in "Nightmare in Black"
1981 39
Karl Fulves Gaffless Brainwave sorted red/black stack
Related to 1981 44
Karl Fulves Cull Substitute cutting action, ungaffed
1981 45
Gary Ouellet Brainstorm using the Ouellet Switch
1981 21
Gary Ouellet The Solar Oven index in case, using the Ouellet Switch
1981 22
David Douglas Noch ein Brain Wave Schwindel two decks, cards is revealed and predicted, reversed in second deck
Also published here June 1981
Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 2)
Dr. Stanley Jaks "Ich wusste, dies würde Ihre Karte sein!" card from jumbo deck is selected, same card is found revered in regular deck
Also published here
  • New Pentagram, May 1969
Oct. 1981
Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 3)
Dr. Stanley Jaks Eine liegt verkehrt spectator reverses a card in the deck and seals it, another spectator divines it, clever pre-show wording
Also published here Dec. 1981
Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 4)
Edward Marlo Cased-in Brain-wave lap index
1982 164
Russell T. Barnhart Anytime Ultra-Mental
1982 91
Juan Tamariz, Verne Chesbro, James G. Thompson Jr. Mental Blockbuster Prediction two packs, magician reverses card in one, then spectator in other deck, they match, repeat, Brainwave & Multeffect Cards
Related to 1982
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 3)
Thomas Alan Waters Twinkey named card is shuffled face up in the deck, same card is reversed in second pack and the card above the reversed card is the same as well as in the shuffled pack
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue)
David Britland Red Alert freely chosen card is only odd-backed card
Sep. 1982
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 17)
Gene "Phantini" Grant Mind Stripper ten cards, chosen one has different back
Related to May 1982
Magick (Issue 306)
Dennis Marks The Ultimate Out combination of Vernon's Five Card Mental Force and Phantini's Mind Stripper, as an out
Related to June 1982
Magick (Issue 307)
Eugene Burger Brain-Waved both sides of the deck can be displayed
Also published here 1982 12
Eugene Burger Brain-Waved Again another version, one suit can be named
VariationsAlso published here 1982 19
Harry Lorayne, Ken Krenzel Tidal Wave impromptu brainwave, one deck used as two decks, four applications, see credit corrections on pages 834, 864, 1092
Related toVariations May 1983
Apocalypse (Vol. 6 No. 5)
Edward Marlo Ungaffed Ultra Mental using "Sans Index" principle
Related to 1983 62
Thomas Alan Waters Namewave
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychl)
Thomas Alan Waters Windecks card is selected and number written on it, in a second deck the card is found reversed and the number is written on it
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychl)
Al Smith Terror! only odd backed card is selected in deck, duplicate with same back as deck is found reversed
Jan. 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 21)
Karl Fulves The Brainwave Principle history of its development, starting in 1921 ("Edward Bagshawe's Reverse Deck may have been the first Brainwave deck.")
1983 34
Judson S. Brown A Super-Reverse Problem named card is reversed in deck
Inspired byAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, March 1929
1983 44
Theodore Annemann Remote Control reprint of original instructions, red/blue double backer, see only p. 45 for effect description by Max Holden from July 1929 Sphinx
1983 50
Orville Wayne Meyer Remote Control Improved reprint of original instructions, odd-backed unknown card signed on back is chosen from face
Also published here 1983 52
Reinhard Müller Brainwave in Europe Bartl's Geistino, credit information
1983 55
Ralph W. Hull Magnetic Mental Control spectator names card he sees in deck, it is only odd-backed card, twenty-six pairs, 1934
1983 57
Ed Balducci, Frank Mireider The Auto Mazo Deck 1934, see also p. 63 for comment by Ralph W. Hull
  • #1 Thought of Card Reversed
  • #2 Alternate Reverse Trick
  • #3 Selected Card Found Reversed
  • #4 Selected Card Transferred from One Half of Pack to Another
  • #5 Three Card Monte
  • #6 The Vanishing Aces
Variations 1983 58
Ralph W. Hull Pegasus Deck twenty-six pairs, 1935, see also p. 94
1983 62
Nelson Hahne The Blue Intruder named card is only odd-backed card, stack and sticky card, brief, 1935
Also published here
  • Smart Magic (Ralph Hull, Nelson Hahne)
1983 62
Al Baker Super-Superprediction person names card which magician has transfered to another deck, roughed, 1936
Also published here 1983 63
Al Baker Effects 1, 2, 3 invisible deck, named card is reversed by performer
1983 64
Joe Berg The Ultra Mental Deck see also p. 86
  • named card that is seen is reversed
  • freely chosen card put reversed in deck, matching three-of-a-kind turns over
Inspired by 1983 66
Karl Fulves Discussion of Vernon's "Brain Wave Deck" see also p. 78
Related to 1983 68
Dai Vernon Mental Choice reprint of instructions, 1939
  • odd-backed card placed in deck, it turns out to be named card
  • freely thought-of card is reversed by performer behind back
1983 71
Dai Vernon, Sam Leo Horowitz Mental Control red-backed card cut into blue deck, spectator names correct one
Also published here 1983 80
John J. Crimmins Jr. On Brainwave reprinted from footnote in Practical Mental Effects, p. 279, with comment by Karl Fulves
1983 83
Ramee Sami Conjuror's Magazine Column story about Brainwave, Dai Vernon, Paul Fox
Also published here
  • The Conjuror's Magazine, July 1946, Vol. 2 No. 7
1983 87
Franklin V. Taylor The Invisible Deck idea of pantomime routine with an invisible deck
Related to 1983 90
J. B. Bobo Make Believe pantomime routine with an invisible deck, crediting Taylor and Marechal
Related to 1983 90
Jesse Demaline Super Brainwave Pack long-short brainwave deck
Related to
  • The Gen, November 1954
1983 91
Fred Lowe Super Brainwave Deck only effect description
1983 95
Karl Fulves Summary
1983 96
Dai Vernon, Patrick Page From the End of my Cigar - Excerpt interview with Vernon about the brainwave deck, 1977
1983 97
Charlie Edwards Impromptu Brainwave stack and reverse, no details
1983 102
Karl Fulves The Further Adventures card from one half thought-of, shuffled into other half, selection reversed, kind of Brainweave with roughed deck, faro
1983 116
Karl Fulves Latnem Artlu Notes starting with two separate halves, perhaps one ungaffed, faro
Related to 1983 116
Pavel Clip-a-Card! ribbon with playing cards, one card is selected and it is the only one with different colored back, prediction of card as kicker
1983 6
Bill Woodfield, Max Malini Die Palmage in der Kniekehle card holdout, knee
  • Rot und blau (thought of cards with different backs)
  • Das klingelnde Kartenspiel (deck changes into alarm clock)
Also published here
  • "Genii", 1947/8.
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 44 No. 3)
Father Cyprian Invisodex additional ideas for "invisible deck" routines
Inspired by 1983 8
Allan Slaight Third Wave two phase routine, Menetekel Deck, Ultra Mental Deck
Related toAlso published here Dec. 1984
Apocalypse (Vol. 7 No. 12)
Jon Racherbaumer, Lee Freed Brain Waived signed card travels in second odd-backed deck, interesting method, see credit correction on page lxix
Inspired by Summer 1984
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. Summer Extra)
Jerry Sadowitz Sparrows Tears spectator touches four cards: kings, four other selections turn out to have red backs, back color switches places then
1984 37
Pascal Monmoine Brainwave
May 1984
Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 6)
Dr. Stanley Jaks Visual Thought Projection card from jumbo deck is selected, same card is found revered in regular deck, stage version for "The Mystery of the Scarab"
Also published here 1984 9
, Karl Fulves The Master Mind No. 68, deck put in pocket and apparently removed from other pocket, odd-backed siamese
1984 100
Stephen Tucker Wonderland variation of Battlefield, with different backs
Feb. 1984
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 34)
Mike Bornstein Miniature Mindreading Miracle any card thought of, wrong card changes into miniature brainwave deck with selection reversed
Related to May 1985
Apocalypse (Vol. 8 No. 5)
Thomas Alan Waters Longwave ten cards, selected one is different to the other
Inspired by 1985
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Myxtyr)
Philip T. Goldstein Drop Contrast only red-backed card in blue-backed deck is found by spectator, red/blue double backer
1985 1
Greg Eanes Siliwave spectator turns one card over behind back and places it in the center of the deck, it's the only red backed card
1985 179
Have You Thought of a Card? thought-of card has different back, with details to psychological stop force
1985 6
Marvyn Roy Omega-Four...One-Man Mental Act routine with four phases
  • named card is written on blank card in the deck
  • number divination, then signed bill travels to sealed card case
  • selected cards are named, memory stunt
  • spectator looks at ping pong ball and names a card, card appears inside case
Inspired by Sep. 1985
Magick (Issue 357)
Roger Crosthwaite The Crystal Ball spectator's thought card is only blue card in red deck, using two decks
1985 36
Jay Sankey, Peter Cork Invisible Companion two decks openly used
1986 46
Edward Marlo Not All Psychological spectator stops at odd backed card
Also published here 1986 42
Ben Harris Singular Brainwave Named card shown to have odd back
1986 28
Philip T. Goldstein Drop Contrast only red-backed card in blue-backed deck is found by spectator, red/blue double backer
1986 3
Carl Herron Shadow Imagers prediction in form of a xerox photo copy of all playing cards face down but selection face up
July 1986
Magick (Issue 374)
Gene Nielsen The Ultra Concept Brainwave deck handling, fanning cards so that one side is facing spectator and one is facing performer
Aug. 1986
Magick (Issue 375)
Terri Rogers Blank Amazement card chosen and predicted, then it changes back, rest of deck blank
Also published here 1986 31
David Regal Self Evident
Variations 1987 151
Karl Fulves Little Red Encore Brainwave deck is assembled with faro in front of audience
1987 37
Karl Fulves Blue is the Color named card is predicted with odd-backed card
1987 39
John C. Wagner Non-Gaffed Ultra Mental as an out for estimation effects
1987 105
Thomas Alan Waters, Dr. Stanley Jaks Trumpwave brainwave deck with tarot cards
Related to 1987
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue T.A.R.O.T.)