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Stewart James The Candy King Miraskill with candies
Variations Sep. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 24)
151
Harold Lloyd, James G. Thompson Jr. You See? three card location, one-way, credit attribution to Thompson in Max Maven reference
Related toAlso published here Dec. 1938
The Jinx (Issue 51)
353
Stewart James Half and Half three dice and list of letter combinations, a coincidence/prediction happens
Related toVariationsAlso published here Apr. 1941
The Jinx (Issue 134)
766
Shaman Cagliostro's Spectacles spectator puts on special glasses when the cards are spread in front of him, he names all of the selections
Inspired by
  • an idea of DeLands, credit reference on page 191
Related toVariations
Oct. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 45)
185
James G. Thompson Jr. "Peek-Deck" Pappy Taylor's Peek Deck, as a code
Related toVariations Oct. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 46)
188
Dai Vernon, Dr. Stanley Jaks, Bill Simon, Martin Gardner, Norman Jensen, Bruce Elliott The Ruler force with ruler with name of cards, ruler is balanced on two fingers and fingers brought together until fingers meet, see also p. 981 for ideas by John Hamilton
Variations Dec. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 244)
974
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Tele Teaser
Variations Dec. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 244)
975
Lu Brent Making a Production out of the Pyramid Puzzle using the Magic Pyramid Puzzle for Do As I Do, then Two in the Hand
Related to 1952
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952)
7
Fred Fletcher Mentalexicon word is divined, with alphabet cards and a range of sixteen words
Related toVariations May 1952
The Phoenix (Issue 255)
1019
Edward Marlo Affinity two spectators deal down, stop at a card and place rest on top, deck dealt into two piles and they then in unison, selections are in same position
Related toVariations 1952 6
Edward Marlo The New Elevator progressive rises/penetrations, four methods
Variations 1956
The New Phoenix (Issue 338)
163
Karl Fulves The Self-Correcting Set-up properties after riffle shuffling two sets of the same order
Variations July 1968
Epilogue (Issue 3)
19
Lou Borin Predicto deck dealt in two piles with two cards face-up, both divined, half forcing deck, see p. 289 & 308 for references
Related toVariations
  • "Predic2" (Phil Goldstein, Club 71, Winter 1990, p. 46)
Oct. 1969 285
Henry Christ Tally-Ho! spelling using words on card case
Variations 1971 115
Lin Searles Moracle packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card predicted and four Aces on top of discard piles, see also p. 486 for comment by Charles Hudson
Inspired byRelated toVariations July 1971 430
David S. Kotkin Mento-Pen David Copperfield, number is divined with special pen
Related to 1972 52
Roy Walton Past Help four cards are found by spelling the names of four famous magician

Inspired byVariationsAlso published here Oct. 1975
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 2)
170
Philip T. Goldstein On Equivoque
Also published here 1976 1
Philip T. Goldstein The Dowser matching ESP card is found with dowsing rod
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Si Stebbins Kink" (Theodore Annemann, Linking Ring, Oct. 1924)
Variations
1976
Magick (Issue 146)
727
Philip T. Goldstein Four-sided Triangle card is thought of before the show, it matches prediction and selection of a second spectator
Related toVariations 1977 5
Fred Robinson Oasis on Phil Goldstein, Gaeton Bloom, Ken Brooke, Danny Ray, Andrew Galloway, Basil Horwitz, Jay Marshall, Peter Duffie, Rex Cooper, Ken Hawes, Chris Pratt, Doug Alker, Max Maven, Frans Biemans, Roger Crabtree, Mike Gancia, Peter Warlock, Tom Owen, Harry Dewhirst, Philippe Fiahlo, Rovi, Wally Boyce
July 1978
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 11)
599
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Max Maven, Burling Hull, Kate Shiels, David Hoy
1978
Magick (Issue 220)
1100
Karl Fulves Stopped Twice two prediction cards placed in deck during dealing by spectator end up next to their mates, "Gemini Twins"
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1979 2
Philip T. Goldstein Immoracle packet cut-off, anti-faro procedure to arrive at Royal Flush, overhand shuffle set-up sequence
Inspired byRelated to 1979
The Chronicles (Issue 18)
1240
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Diana Zimmerman, Max Maven, Gordon Hoener
1979
Magick (Issue 238)
1190
Robert Cassidy (reviewer) Show Review "Psychic Follies" show hosted by Bill Bixby, with Hans Pantar, Tamara Rand, Max Maven, Kuda Bux May 1979 2
Philip T. Goldstein Precoinition box with different coins shown, chosen one is predicted
  • Gaffed Box Version (Corinda Money Box)
  • No Gaff Version (verbal ploy, spectators assume there are more coins)
Related toAlso published here Nov. 1980
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 11)
944
Philip T. Goldstein Jan-Ken-Pon rock paper scissors cards, winning card and prediction
Related toAlso published here Dec. 1980
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 12)
960
Philip T. Goldstein Con-Test spectator try to divine number, prediction states who is closer to the number and how far off
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1981
Magick (Issue 293)
1461
Harry Lorayne Phil Goldstein mini bio, Max Maven
1982 186
Philip T. Goldstein The Jorback Count concealing one face and two backs, back count meets Jordan
Related toAlso published here 1982
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #2 (Xmas))
46
Howard A. Adams The Ramasee Prophecy using ESP cards and spelling several words, Egypt presentation
Related toVariations 1982
OICUFESP (Issue 10 - TULEFTA - The Ramasee Prophecy)
1
Max Maven Flair Play coding with a pen
Inspired by Mar. 1983 59
Thomas Alan Waters Quindary cards with words on it are selected and divined
Related to 1983
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychl)
512
Eugene Burger For Max Maven
1983 5
Max Maven Compared to What? on Sturgeon's Law
1984 xxii
Philip T. Goldstein Pretense one phase
Also published here Feb. 1984
Apocalypse (Vol. 7 No. 2)
886
Max Maven Triskadekaphobia forcing the number thirteen with cards
Related to July/Aug. 1984
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 23 & 24)
238
Philip T. Goldstein Purple Prose numbers from number cards divined, using "self-correcting set-up"
Also published here 1984 14
Philip T. Goldstein Brainweave word or design cards are divined, "self-correcting set-up"
Related to 1984 15
Thomas Alan Waters Verball different colored balls are in a bag and drawn, remaining one is predicted
Related to
  • "Eliminator" (Ken DeCourcy, marketed)
  • "Kurotsuke" (Max Maven, VideoMind 1, 1997)
1984
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk)
602
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Mind Games by Max Maven, Max Maven Spring 1985
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 25, 26 & 27)
267
Max Maven Psychic Twins based on Steranko's "Voodoo Card" and Fulves' "Computer Cards"
Autumn 1985
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 31, 32 & 33)
314
Harry Lorayne Phil Goldstein mini bio, Max Maven
1985 402
Thomas Alan Waters Carousell three card divination, with clocking version, see Max Maven reference for credit information
Related to
  • "Roundabout" (Max Maven, Kayfabe DVD Set, 2017)
1985
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx)
701
Philip T. Goldstein Final Fred thin cards
Also published here 1985 8
Philip T. Goldstein PSI-Con Ruse double ended cards are placed in book (instead of apparatus)
Also published here 1986 63
Max Maven Introduction
1986 9
Philip T. Goldstein NeoGeo designs formed with puzzle/domino type cards divined
Inspired by
  • "Geomino Trick" (Len Belcher, Abra #924)
Also published here
1986 6
Philip T. Goldstein, Toni Koynini Throw Rug card revealed via red-black pattern in layout of 7x4 cards on table
Inspired by
  • "Karpet" (Toni Koynini, Magic Wand, March 1953)
Also published here
1986 8
Philip T. Goldstein Currency Exchange five envelopes in wallet, one contains money, with prediction
VariationsAlso published here 1986 8
Eugene Burger, Max Maven 16. Seance Presentation
1986 99
Philip T. Goldstein Horse Sense race presentation
Also published here 1987 10
Philip T. Goldstein A Winner's Tale five playing cards from different casinos, chosen one matches chip from same casino
Related to Jan. 1987
Magick (Issue 383)
1911
Mark Vincent The New York Magic Symposium 1986 on the convention in Tokyo, Adam Fleischer, Max Maven, Curtis Kam, Jay Sankey, Maki Kitami, Bill Spooner, Gene Matsura, Tommy Wonder, David Roth, John Kennedy, Hiroshi Sawa, Jeff McBride, Lisa Menna
1987
Gimmick (Issue 8)
14
Bob Farmer Impromptu Version spectator shuffles deck and think of the highest of five random cards, performer places poker hand on table, it is a Royal Flush that contains thought-of card
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1987/1988 7
Max Maven Mesmeric Revelations: Quoting The Maven Semaphore suggestions
Inspired byAlso published here 1987/1988 19
Max Maven Grey Ethics on ethics and a Napoleons vs Gregory/Mark Wilson controversy
Oct. 1988
Opus (Vol. 2 No. 2)
7
Terri Rogers (reviewer) The Max Maven Lecture by Max Maven Nov. 1988
Opus (Vol. 2 No. 3)
6
Max Maven Foreword
1989 7
Philip T. Goldstein Diskette reading with layout with coins, binary
Inspired byAlso published here 1989 5
Philip T. Goldstein Overdose two blank cards with question marks on them print themselves into two selections
Variations 1989 43
Max Maven Beyond the Blue Horizon on bad language while performing
Jan. 1989
Opus (Vol. 2 No. 5)
7
Ian Keable-Elliott A Review of the Best of Magic
Related to Aug. 1989
Opus (Vol. 2 No. 12)
3
Max Maven Collected Thoughts on The Mulholland Library of Conjuring and the Allied Arts Conference on Magic History, produced by Ricky Jay, John Gaughan and Jim Steinmeyer
Jan. 1990
Opus (Vol. 3 No. 1)
9
Max Maven Re: The Best of Magic
Related to Feb. 1990
Opus (Vol. 3 No. 2)
7
Richard Kaufman Column 1 credit information on Hamman's Double-Lift from packet, and discussing various Harry Lorayne claims, Max Maven, The Magic Circle
Related to May 1990
Opus (Vol. 3 No. 3)
13
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Who's Who In Magic by Bart WhaleyRelated to June 1990
Opus (Vol. 3 No. 4)
15
Max Maven From Max Maven on FISM and financial side of conventions, Richard Kaufman's column
Related to Sep. 1990
Opus (Vol. 3 No. 5)
5
Johnny "J.J." Johnston JJ replies on FISM and financial side of conventions
Related to Sep. 1990
Opus (Vol. 3 No. 5)
6
Richard Kaufman Column 4 T. A. Waters's "The Encyclopedia of Magic and Magicians"
Related to Oct. 1990
Opus (Vol. 3 No. 6)
13
Robert Cox What You See On Your TV Screen camera tricks
Related to Dec. 1990
Opus (Vol. 3 No. 7)
15
Max Maven Foreword
1990 9
The Centrifuge Principle dealing a cyclical stack, see also following applications
Related toVariations 1991 3
Philip T. Goldstein ESP Cards 25 ESP cards, dealt hand is divined
Also published here 1991 17
Philip T. Goldstein Combination various design cards, some selected via dealing and divined
Also published here 1991 25
Philip T. Goldstein Mix Me Deadly murder, weapon and victim chosen from game cards and divined, using single riffle shuffle
Also published here 1991 30
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle"
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1991 41
Philip T. Goldstein Riposte envelopes with items inside, selection with back turned is divined, sound reading
Inspired byAlso published here 1991 44
Max Maven On Roger Klause
1991 68
Geoffrey Durham, Max Maven Letters
Related to Feb. 1991
Opus (Vol. 3 No. 8)
4
Johnny "J.J." Johnston Editorial
Related to June 1991
Opus (Vol. 3 No. 10)
2
Max Maven Letter
Related to Aug. 1991
Opus (Vol. 3 No. 11)
14
Max Maven In Memoriam Heba Haba Al
May/June 1991
The Magic Menu (Vol. 1 No. 5)
41
Max Maven As I Was Saying...
  • Parallax
on secrets, dove work, Aldo Richiardi's method of selecting music, The Magic of Michael Ammar
  • Banal Retentive (on banality of evil and magicians following instruction sheets)
  • Peering Out (on magicians buying books and not reading them)
  • Off the record (on Aldo Richiardi buying records so he’d make sure the music in his show was different from everything else)
Also published here Sep. 1991
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 1)
13
Max Maven Consumer Guide humorous comparison of Siegfried & Roy with Lance Burton
Sep. 1991
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 1)
27
Max Maven Strangers On A Train Of Thought
  • Parallax
magic-prostitution joke, pull-quotes, Penn, Robert-Houdin's actor quote
  • Ear of the beholder (The comedy magician who was not original)
  • Dim some (on Michael Jeffreys using parts of reviews out of context)
  • Proof positive that I have too much free time
  • Revisionist theory of the month
Also published here Oct. 1991
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 2)
14
Max Maven Ennui Are The World
  • Parallax

  • Heresy for the nineties
  • No silver platters (on things not being handed to you)
  • Son of consumer guide
  • Original sin (the magician who plagiarized not the method, but the presentation from one of Max Maven’s routines)
  • Proof that at least some aspects of the sociology of magic are not unique
Also published here Nov. 1991
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 3)
15
Max Maven Word Up
  • Lighter Side
magic-themed anagrams
Related to Nov. 1991
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 3)
39
Philip T. Goldstein Namely five names written on papers from a list, the name that was written first is divined by performer
Inspired by
  • "Whisper Word" (Stanley Collins, marketed 1931)
Also published here
Nov. 1991
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 3)
43
Rajneesh Madhok, Al Stanger Word Up
  • Letters
Related to Dec. 1991
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 4)
10
Max Maven 'Tis The Season
  • Parallax
Related toAlso published here Dec. 1991
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 4)
14
Max Maven Word Up magic-related anagrams
Dec. 1991
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 4)
15
Chris Power Editorial
Related to Jan. 1992
Opus (Vol. 4 No. 1)
2
Max Maven Letter on his quote "Great magic is better than sex...and harder to find"
Feb. 1992
Opus (Vol. 4 No. 2)
4
Max Maven Letter on using lines from other performers
Related to May 1992
Opus (Vol. 4 No. 3)
12
Max Maven Opus questionnaire: Max Maven
Related to Oct. 1992
Opus (Vol. 4 No. 6)
18
Max Maven Letters corrections
Related to Nov. 1992
Opus (Vol. 4 No. 7)
4
Steve Jaffe, Max Maven Word Up
  • Letters
Related to Jan. 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 5)
8
Max Maven New Year's Grating
  • Parallax

  • A rose (on spelling magicians’ names properly)
  • Lecture lecture (on lecturing about other magicians’ material)
Also published here Jan. 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 5)
15
Diego Domingo, Joseph Keppel Racism
  • Letters
Related to Feb. 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 6)
9
Max Maven Vintage Whine
  • Parallax

  • Culinary Conjecture
  • Twenty Questions
  • Define Tuning ("which show did you see - the early show or the late show?")
  • Dictionary update of the month (Creativity: stealing from more than one source)
Also published here Feb. 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 6)
12
Max Maven Word Up: The Return anagrams for magician names
Feb. 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 6)
13
Max Maven Tony Andruzzi (1925-1991)
Feb. 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 6)
19
Max Maven A Year in Review
Feb. 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 6)
27
Max Maven Forward, March
  • Parallax

  • Down for Grabs (Theft in Magic and Bob Brown)
  • Schrodinger’s Magician
Also published here Mar. 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 7)
15
Max Maven Word Up: Special British Edition magic-themed anagrams
Mar. 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 7)
45
Max Maven Taxing Times
  • Parallax

  • Hospitality
  • Art or Tourette’s (on Jerry Sadowitz)
  • Meow Mix
Related toAlso published here Apr. 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 8)
10
Max Maven Word Up magic-themed anagrams
Apr. 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 8)
11
Maxene Mulford Meow Mix
  • Letters
Related to May 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 9)
9
Max Maven Mayday! Mayday!
  • Parallax
amateurs vs professionals
  • Divisive and Illusion (differences between how Magic and Circus professionals mingle or not with amateurs)
  • Solución
  • Meow Mix
Related toAlso published here May 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 9)
13
Max Maven Word Up magic-themed anagrams
May 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 9)
60
Max Maven Jejune Is Busting Out All Over
  • Parallax

  • Ichi, Ni… (on the balance between Natural, Aesthetic, and Spiritual)
  • Meow Mix
Related toVariationsAlso published here June 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 10)
14
Max Maven Word Up anagrams
June 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 10)
55
Chris Teague, Joe Gold, David Lichtman, George Sprague, Rob Allen, Bruce Meyers, Hugh Sloan, Mike Rogers, Alan Wassilak, Thomas Alan Waters Divisive and Illusion
  • Letters
professionals vs. amateurs
Related to July 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 11)
9
David Harkey, Max Maven Meow Mix I
  • Letters
Related to July 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 11)
10
Amazing James Randi Meow Mix II
  • Letters
Related to July 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 11)
10
Max Maven July Detector
  • Parallax

  • Scotchtape (again on Jerry Sadowitz)
  • Eros by any other name
  • Gaffed to the hilt
  • Dressing room etiquette: How to practice proper behavior when attending another magician’s performance
Related toAlso published here July 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 11)
14
Max Maven Word Up anagrams
July 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 11)
61
Bunnie Collins More on Max
  • Letters
Related to Aug. 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 12)
9
Max Maven Time And Tied
  • Parallax

  • Once upon a time
  • Terms used in my writings for this magazine during its first twelve months which were replaced at the request of the editor
Also published here Aug. 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 12)
14
Max Maven Word Up anagrams
Aug. 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 12)
17
Max Maven Out Of The Panning Fray
  • Parallax

  • Provocateur of duty (on the topic of professional and amateur magicians, referencing the previous essay “Mayday! Mayday!”)
  • Meow Mix
  • Poetry Corner (on someone selling knockoff Origami Boxes)
  • Cinematopoeia (on Shakes the Clown and Killer Klowns from Outer Space)
Related toAlso published here Sep. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 1)
16
Max Maven Word Up anagrams
Sep. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 1)
17
Richard Kaufman The Mystery of T. Nelson Downs and Charles T. Jordan - Part Two
  • Inner-Workings
Related to Sep. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 1)
48
Max Maven David Frederick Wingfield Verner, June 11, 1894 - August 20, 1992
  • Finally
Dai Vernon's death
Sep. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 1)
62
Dimis Michaelides, Eugene Poinc, Max Maven, Kevin Oliver Max Maven
  • Letters
Oct. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 2)
10
Max Maven Word Up anagrams
Oct. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 2)
12
Max Maven Trick Or Treatise
  • Parallax

  • Dulphin (method vs. effect vs. purpose)
  • Watts in a name (on misspellings of Marvyn Roy)
Related toAlso published here Oct. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 2)
16
Max Maven Word Up anagrams
Nov. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 3)
12
Max Maven High Tension Whyer
  • Parallax

  • Cover charge (on diversity and sexism in magic and the absence of women in the previous fifteen covers of the magazine)
Related toAlso published here Nov. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 3)
16
Max Maven Howdy - He's Mac King
Nov. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 3)
40
Michael Weber (reviewer) Max Maven’s Book Of Fortunetelling by Max Maven Nov. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 3)
56
Jep Hostetler Parallax
  • Letters
Related to Dec. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 4)
12
Max Maven Word Up anagrams
Dec. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 4)
14
Max Maven Scrooge Et Noir
  • Parallax

  • Here and Meow (Dubious achievements awards)
Also published here Dec. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 4)
16
Jim Magus Arcana on Robin DeWitt, T. A. Waters, Brother Shadow, The Hand of Erdnase, Max Maven, Eugene Burger
Dec. 1992
Vibrations (Vol. 15 No. 6)
6
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Max Maven
Feb. 1993
Magick (Issue 485)
2426
Steve Dusheck Minus One spectator choses ESP card behind performer's back, performer than removes four cards, spectator's completes the set
VariationsAlso published here 1993 42
Al Smith, Roberto Giobbi Letters
Related to Jan. 1993
Opus (Vol. 4 No. 8)
5
Max Maven Letter things real magicians would do
Related to Mar. 1993
Opus (Vol. 4 No. 9)
6
David Jones (reviewer) Fechter - "The Magic of Eddie Fechter" by Eddie Fechter (written by Jerry Mentzer)Related to Sep. 1993
Opus (Vol. 4 No. 11)
6
Max Maven A note from Max Maven on Eugene Burger, Jeff McBride and pseudo-mystical bullshit
Related to Nov. 1993
Opus (Vol. 4 No. 12)
14
Max Maven Word Up anagrams
Jan. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 5)
15
Max Maven Thereby Angst A Tale
  • Parallax

  • Theory of Relativity
  • Camera Obscura
  • What becomes a legend most? (on how Al Smith wrote “No More Heroes” for the November 21 issue of Abra)
  • Copywrong
  • Sign of the times
Related toAlso published here Jan. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 5)
20
Max Maven Word Up anagrams
Feb. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 6)
13
Max Maven Febriferous
  • Parallax

  • Auguste in winter
  • Extinguished fulfillment (Why are magicians afraid of mystery? Why do magicians get into magic?)
  • Meow mix
Also published here Feb. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 6)
14
Max Maven Word Up anagrams
Mar. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 7)
13
Max Maven The Shadow Of Your Simile
  • Parallax
on art via a joke of cellmates telling jokes by page numbers of a known joke book
  • Catharthesis
Also published here Mar. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 7)
18
Max Maven Word Up anagramy
Apr. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 8)
13
Max Maven April Moi, Le Déluge
  • Parallax

  • French toast (One of the theories around April’s first being fools day; some errors in magic literature)
  • Little effete (Etymological background on the word patter)
  • Drinks are on me
Also published here Apr. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 8)
15
Darwin Ortiz Oil and Magic
  • Letters
Related to May 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 9)
10
Max Maven Word Up anagrams
May 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 9)
13
Max Maven Hope Springs External
  • Parallax

  • Rotterdammerung (Bob Driebeeck watching Okito with binoculars)
  • Working for scale (Magicians neglecting the Why)
  • The silence of the shepherd
Also published here May 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 9)
16
Max Maven Word Up anagrams
June 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 10)
12
Max Maven The Scrying Game
  • Parallax

  • The origin of the specious (On originality)
  • Carper’s index (On David Copperfield’s XV special)
  • A different conundrummer
  • Word down (Doublets, a word game created by Lewis Carroll)
  • Dis solution
Also published here June 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 10)
18
Max Maven Word Up anagrams
July 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 11)
14
Max Maven Neurotica
  • Parallax

  • Paint-counterpaint (On Walter Keane and commerciality in magic; artist vs. entertainer)
Also published here July 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 11)
16
Max Maven Word Up anagrams
Aug. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 12)
14
Max Maven A Midsummer Night’s Drone
  • Parallax

  • Thermavolence
  • In a Trans
  • There’ll be Shoes There
  • Tapeworms (On people assuming they have the right to record performers or lecturers)
  • The evolution will not be televised
  • M.C. Grammar
  • Skeptrics
  • Poetry Corner (Krenzel Mechanical Reverse)
Also published here Aug. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 12)
20
Max Maven The Silver Scream
  • Parallax

  • Verbalchemy (On the etymology of certain power words: abracadabra, hocus pocus, gabbatha, selah, alakazam, shazam, presto, sim-sala-bim, sarmoti)
Also published here Sep. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 1)
20
Max Maven Word Up anagrams
Sep. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 1)
57
Max Maven Angst For The Memories
  • Parallax

  • Obscuriosity (Linking Ring, Fred Keating)
  • Meow Mix
  • Hospitality
Related toAlso published here Oct. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 2)
16
Max Maven Magic Universiade '93
Oct. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 2)
21
Max Maven Word Up anagrams
Oct. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 2)
72
Max Maven The And-Illusion Dogma
  • Parallax

  • Order in the Sort (Subtleties, sleights, and gimmicks; Four types of methods: natural laws disguised, secret activity, secretly prepared materials, psychology)
Also published here Nov. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 3)
19
Max Maven (reviewer) Fantastica by Michiaki Kishimoto Nov. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 3)
62
Max Maven (reviewer) Parabox by Tooru Suzuki Nov. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 3)
62
Max Maven (reviewer) Twister by Shigeru Sugawara Nov. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 3)
63
Max Maven (reviewer) Credit Slasher by Tooru Suzuki Nov. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 3)
63
Max Maven Word Up anagrams
Nov. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 3)
68
Robert Lund Keating Films
  • Letters
Related to Dec. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 4)
12
Max Maven Word Up anagrams
Dec. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 4)
14
Max Maven Nay Of The Beholder
  • Parallax
Related to Dec. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 4)
22
Ford Kross Kross Roads on Chazpro, Michel Aselin, Marcello Truzzi, Larry Becker, Max Maven, Richard Busch
Jan. 1993
Vibrations (Vol. 15 No. 7)
11
Jim Magus Arcana on Mary Tomich, Max Maven, Homer Scarborough, Docc Hilford
June 1993
Vibrations (Vol. 15 No. 12)
6
Ford Kross Kross Roads on De Cartier, Lee Earle, Larry Becker, Marcello Truzzi, Max Maven, Richard Mark, Kreskin, Satori, Joe Lantiere
Dec. 1993
Vibrations (Vol. 16 No. 6)
9
Philip T. Goldstein Pangmaster letter/word tiles used for a coincidence
VariationsAlso published here 1994 27
Philip T. Goldstein Flex alphabet cards are mixed and distributed, one person only can form a word which is predicted
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1994 30
Philip T. Goldstein Cheap Flex four-spectator adaption
Inspired byAlso published here 1994 33
Philip T. Goldstein Seak pack of alphabet cards and pack with words lists used for word divination
Also published here 1994 46
Peter Duffie Principles and Deceptions "An Easy Trip Through The Arithmetical Principles Of Card Magic - Part 6"
additions and corrections by Jeff Busby and Max Maven on previous columns, idea of cutting between a red or black pair in Gilbreath tricks
Related to Feb. 1994
Profile (Issue 18)
11
Max Maven Opus at 50
Sep. 1994
Opus (Vol. 5 No. 2)
14
Shawn McMaster List-less "Top 10 Magic Terms that sound dirty but really aren't"
Related to June 1994
The Lemniscate (Vol. 1 No. 1)
3
Max Maven Cold Lang Syne
  • Parallax

  • Snow Koan (Max Maven meeting Francis Carlyle)
Also published here Jan. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 5)
14
Max Maven Word Up anagrams
Jan. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 5)
67
Max Maven Word Up anagrams
Feb. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 6)
14
Max Maven What Part Of "Know" Don't You Understand?
  • Parallax

  • Suspension of Disbelief, Indeed (George LaLondr getting stabbed by a farmer as he was about to saw a lady in half)
  • Past Pluperfect (Goldburg)
  • Let There be Lightbulbs
  • Meow Mix
  • Academic Validation
Related toAlso published here Feb. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 6)
18
Max Maven Monocular Regency
  • Parallax

  • On Thin Eyes (On how magicians convince themselves that the flaws they see will not be seen by a lay person)
  • Heads or Tales (Relative lack of women in magic)
Also published here Mar. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 7)
19
Max Maven Word Up anagrams
Mar. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 7)
75
Ed Coningford, Sam Farber Parallaxed
  • Letters
Related to Apr. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 8)
10
Max Maven Vitriollie-Ollie-Infree
  • Parallax

  • Root Bier (On what is not the etymology of the word “magic”)
Also published here Apr. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 8)
14
Max Maven Word Up anagrams
Apr. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 8)
84
Max Maven He Who Rags Last
  • Parallax (spelled "Parax")
on his own writing and using unknown words, using only words of max five letters
  • Brief Case
Related to May 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 9)
19
Max Maven The Wonder Years on Tommy Wonder
May 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 9)
44
Max Maven Word Up anagrams
May 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 9)
80
Mike Rogers, Ulf Morling, Kevin King, Sid Fleischman, Stacey MacKenzie, Bob Farmer Maximum Defense
  • Letters
Related to June 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 10)
9
Max Maven Neuroses By Any Other Name
  • Parallax

  • Loquacity Slicker
  • By the gram (On Chris Dugdale’s Magicgram column on the classic force)
  • Picture Perfect
  • Hard Copy (On originality)
  • In Decks (On why to not use jumbo index cards in performance)
  • Balleptomaine
Also published here June 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 10)
14
Max Maven Word Up anagrams
June 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 10)
59
Max Maven Mystery Loves Company
  • Parallax

  • How I Spent My Beltane Vacation (Jeff McBride’s Mystery School)
Also published here July 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 11)
20
Max Maven Word Up anagrams
July 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 11)
53
Max Maven Word Up anagrams
Aug. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 12)
17
Max Maven To Sense, Plain
  • Parallax

  • Meow Mix
  • Give & Tech (On the recurring comment that advanced technology has replaced magic)
Related toAlso published here Aug. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 12)
19
Max Maven Setting the Record Straight
  • Letters
Related to Sep. 1994
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 1)
12
Mike Rogers Parallax
  • Letters
Related to Sep. 1994
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 1)
14
Max Maven And A Partridge In A Despair Tree
  • Parallax

(Intro on identifying problems and offering solutions)
  • Contestosterone (On the issues with magic competitions and the fact that these evaluate performers as if in an athletic sport - solution to be proposed in the following month’s column)
Also published here Sep. 1994
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 1)
17
Max Maven The Camel's Chiropractor
  • Parallax

  • Just Say Nomenclature
  • Just Say Noteworthy (Raising the standard of contestants)
  • Just say Nomography (On paying contest judges, the composition of judge panels, and judging methodology)
Also published here Oct. 1994
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 2)
18
Max Maven Picks & Trepans
  • Parallax

  • Conundrub (A puzzle for the reader to match reviews with magicians)
  • Hi, Finance
  • The More Things Change (Answers to the previous puzzle)
Related toAlso published here Nov. 1994
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 3)
25
Max Maven Tales Of Misery And Imagination
  • Parallax

  • The Grift of the Magi (A tale of the devil visiting a magic dealer)
  • No Sexism, We’re British (On sexism and magicians’ assistants)
Also published here Dec. 1994
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 4)
19
Max Maven International Magic Congress on the Opus convention
Also published here
  • Genii, Aug. 1995
Dec. 1995
Opus (Vol. 5 No. 5)
15
Max Maven Foreword
Also published here 1995 ix
John Moran Talking Turkey
  • Letters
Related to Jan. 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 5)
14
Max Maven The Morbid The Merrier
  • Parallax

  • Meta-Meow (On exposure)
Also published here Jan. 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 5)
19
Ali Bongo, Max Maven Punters
  • Letters
Feb. 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 6)
14
Max Maven Hope Stings Eternal
  • Parallax

  • Good for the Soul
  • Tempus Fugit (On spending time and Max’s year living in Rome)
  • Touch Tone (On physically touching spectators and how touching in perceived in different cultures; references Eugene Burger and Bob Reiss)
Also published here Feb. 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 6)
19
Max Maven Ferally We Roll Along
  • Parallax

  • Customized
  • Tyranny of the Minority (On whether magic is art or a minor art; Bob Parrish, Sam Sharpe)
  • In the Nick (On the number of women in magic)
Related toAlso published here Mar. 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 7)
17
Max Maven Play It As It Malaise
  • Parallax

  • Angstarap (On becoming a professional magician and what that means; “Prepare to starve. Prepare to live in an unstable existence. Prepare to be in a state of constant frustration.”, and “Gone are the days of formal apprenticeship.”; The Rising Rate of Expectations, racism and riots in America)
Also published here Apr. 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 8)
24
Max Maven Ceci N'est Pas Une Pipedream
  • Parallax

  • Firsthand Experience (On art and the meaning of a hand)
Also published here May 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 9)
18
Bram Charles Linetsky Art Unlimited
  • Letters
Related to June 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 10)
10
Max Maven Depresstidigitation
  • Parallax

  • Fao Pas (On Barbie coming out as a magician sawing Ken in half and the press reaction to that)
  • Push & Chauv (On nationalism in magic and elsewhere)
Also published here June 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 10)
18
Bob Farmer One Card 10/20 Poker four players name a number between ten and twenty, that card is counted to, high card wins, performer controls outcome
Related to June 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 10)
68
Max Maven Better Desolate Than Never
  • Parallax

  • The Play’s The Sting (On being successful vs. understanding success)
  • Wratings
  • Poll Bearer’s Renew
  • Metaphysical Meow
Also published here July 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 11)
20
Bob Farmer Spin to Win head and tail distribution bet when removing a bunch of coins from under a tray, parity
Related to July 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 11)
70
Bob Farmer Coin Roulette sucker game with coins in a circle that are counted out
Variations July 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 11)
71
Max Maven Gloominous Plaint
  • Parallax

  • Youthless (On age and a news piece on David Blaine - then 22 years of age)
Also published here Aug. 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 12)
17
Max Maven Tormentalism
  • Parallax

  • Plus Ça Changebag (On magic vs. puzzles, the interaction with spectators who want to know the method, and how simplicity does not equate weakness)
  • Oy, Survey (on Marlo inventing Tilt)
Also published here Sep. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 1)
20
Bob Farmer, Max Maven Fifty Years Ago in Magic
  • Flim-Flam
on the Billy O’Connor's backcount force in "One Card 10/20 Poker", back and forth letters between Max and Bob
Related to Sep. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 1)
70
Max Maven Coin Roulette Variation sucker game with coins in a circle that are counted out
Inspired by Sep. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 1)
71
Max Maven I'll Build A Stairway To Paradox
  • Parallax

  • Pimpromptu (On spontaneous requests for performance in informal situations; impromptu performances vs. formal performances)
  • Of Mice and Mentalism (On The Amazing Kreskin)
Also published here Oct. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 2)
23
Max Maven Shouting "Fire" In A Crowded Theory
  • Parallax

  • Lesson is More (On Max’s first magic convention and Jack Chanin selling a trick for $5)
  • Poster Mortem (On stealing)
Also published here Nov. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 3)
23
Max Maven Iconoclast Call
  • Parallax

  • Hello, Scaler (On whether art is autobiographical or a product of a community - or both)
  • Ipogram
Also published here Dec. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 4)
24
Theodore Annemann, Max Maven Magician's Choice one out of three objects
1996 440
Max Maven Introduction: The Wonder Years
  • The Story of "Oh!"
  • Clandes-teen
  • Cups and Kaps
  • Forward into the Past
  • Myth Direction
1996 xi
Max Maven Verbale Kontrolle full German translation of "Verbal Control"
Also published here 1996
Intermagic (Vol. 20 No. 4 & 5)
140
Max Maven Happy New Jeer
  • Parallax

  • Going Bust
  • Screen Dour
  • Ashes to Ashes (On finding “a place to be bad” in order to grow, perspective, and Max Maven giving up smoking)
Also published here Jan. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 5)
20
Max Maven Brother, Can You Spare A Paradigm?
  • Parallax

  • Jocular Ocular (On the meaning of “parallax” and the naming of this column)
  • Why there are more close-up workers than mentalists
Also published here Feb. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 6)
23
Max Maven Less Is Morose
  • Parallax

  • Numb-er (On Fitzkee’s taxonomy of 19 basic conjuring effects)
  • And A Hardy Place (Etimology)
Related toAlso published here Mar. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 7)
23
Jack Applebaum Parallax
  • Letters
Related to Apr. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 8)
13
Max Maven Nonsense And Nonsensibility
  • Parallax

  • Wind in the Sales
  • Feverity
  • Oral Robbers (Helping a prisoner escape by slipping him a handcuff key)
Also published here Apr. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 8)
19
Max Maven Hippity-Hop Rabid
  • Parallax

  • For Their Britches (On the set of the movie Big)
  • Outfitness
Also published here May 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 9)
19
Max Maven Hope Stings Eternal
  • Parallax

  • Critical Mash (On criticism and The Books of Wonder)
  • Birth Right (On the birthday paradox)
  • Roomers
Also published here June 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 10)
20
Rory Johnston, Max Maven Max Maven: A Point Of View
Related to June 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 10)
48
Max Maven The Max Factor quick Q & A
June 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 10)
52
Finally "Maximums Maven?", Max Maven photograph
June 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 10)
94
Max Maven How I Spent My Summer Vexation
  • Parallax

  • I of the needle (On the Destruction & Restoration plot; on the Gipsy Thread / Hindu Thread and versions by Peter Samelson, Eugene Burger, and Gaetan Bloom)
Related toAlso published here July 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 11)
20
Bob Miller, Max Howard, Diane Bray, Nicholas Night, Rajneesh Madhok To the Max
  • Letters
Related to Aug. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 12)
13
Chip MacGregor Hobson Bashing
  • Letters
Related to Aug. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 12)
13
Jeff Hobson Hobson on Hobson
  • Letters
Related to Aug. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 12)
14
Max Maven An Apartment In Samarra
  • Parallax
on Anne Gwynne at eighty-two years old and on the five years of this column
Also published here Aug. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 12)
23
Darwin Ortiz Gypsy Heritage
  • Letters
Gypsy Thread origins
Related to Sep. 1996
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 1)
18
Michael Close Max Is Mum letter to Max Maven, on the Parallax column
Sep. 1996
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 1)
91
Peter Duffie, Iain Girdwood, Max Maven Return to Suabia Hofzinser Ace Problem + Twisting the Aces
Inspired by
  • "The Suabian Twist" (Peter Duffie, Cards in Principle, 1994)
1997 129
Philip T. Goldstein A Credit To His Race horse race plot, with particular rules and playing cards, performer wins, Interrupted Gilbreath Principle
Inspired by
  • "Derby" (Tony Koynini, 1952)
VariationsAlso published here
1997 95
Philip T. Goldstein Just Chintz just chance with paper bags, five bags contain rubbish and one gold, selected by throwing a die
Also published here July 1997 8
R. Paul Wilson (reviewer) Thinking in Person by Max Maven Oct. 1997
Opus (Vol. 5 No. 7)
14
David Britland (reviewer) Replaying Max Maven's Videomind by Max Maven
with Ken Brooke anecdote
Nov. 1997
Opus (Vol. 5 No. 8)
5
John Lovick Hot Pocket with left hand in pocket throughout, performer says he will do card trick with only one hand, after failing to find signed card, he removes left hand from pocket with card in hand, seven handlings
Inspired by
  • the description of "Pocket Nightmare" (Max Maven, finally published on Kayfabe DVDs, 2017)
VariationsAlso published here
1997
Labyrinth (Issue 7)
14
Michael Close (reviewer) Max Maven's Videomind by Max MavenRelated to Aug. 1997
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 12)
30
Jonathan Lomma, C. D. Chadock Close Calls
  • Letters
Related to Oct. 1997
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 2)
15
Max Maven Introduction
1998 7
Terri Rogers Chess Mate Magician uses two transparent chess clock faces to predict sum of two randomly chosen numbers, and also the choices end on two matching chess pieces. Based on the Gemini Factor mathematical principle.
Related to 1998 41
Terri Rogers Mind Game Magician predicts correctly that spectators will randomly end up choosing two comedians who work together. Based on the Gemini Factor mathematical principle.
Related to 1998 46
Max Maven Addendum Additional applications of The Gemini Factor
Related to 1998 127
Lewis Allen, Max Maven Clearly Errata
  • Letters
May 1998
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 9)
13
Max Maven Max's Mini-Fixes
  • Letters
Oct. 1998
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 2)
15
Philip T. Goldstein Centrifugal ESP 25 ESP cards, dealt hand is divined
Related toAlso published here 1999 6
Max Maven Introduction
1999 viii
Max Maven (reviewer) Mr. Burger Takes to the Stage by Eugene Burger Jan. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 1)
20
Max Maven The Maximum Dimension interactive trick on a piece of paper, finger must be moved around
Related to Jan. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 1)
45
Frances Willard, Bill Copeland, Artie C. Kidwell, David Lloyd, Dustin Stinett, Derek Lavertu, Jim Alfredson, Robert Dike Blair, Tony Skulitz, Karl Fulves Messages
Related to Aug. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 8)
12
Max Maven Just for the Mel of It on Mel Stover
Related to Sep. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 9)
28
The Century - Those Who Impacted The Art In America
  • Al Baker (1974-1951)
  • Uri Geller
  • Michael Ammar
  • Servais LeRoy (1865-1953)
  • Billy McComb
  • Horace Goldin (1874-1939)
  • Channing Pollock
  • Dariel Fitzkee (1898-1977)
  • Don Wayne
  • John Northern Hilliard (1872-1935)
  • Harry Blackstone Sr. (1885-1965)
  • Harry Blackstone Jr. (1934-1997)
Related to Apr. 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 8)
52
Max Maven Fitzkee
  • Letters
Related to May 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 9)
14
Max Maven Sventalism two cards chosen with medium out of the room, medium then divines them, marked Svengali deck
Inspired byRelated to May 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 9)
75
Mac King MAXimum Dimension Goes To School
  • Dimensions... After Toronto and Saskatchewan
on Max Maven
June 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 10)
64
The Century - Those Who Impacted The Art In America
  • Max Maven
  • Harry Kellar (1849-1922)
  • Don Alan (1926-1999)
  • David Devant (1868-1942)
  • Harry Anderson
  • Stewart James (1908-1996)
  • Marshall Brodien
  • Albert Goshman (1920-1991)
  • Milbourne Christopher (1914-1984)
  • Dante (1883-1955)
  • Cardini (1896-1973)
  • The Century Top Ten
with voting card insert
Sep. 1999
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 1)
60
Philip T. Goldstein The Thinking Cardman one of five cards from a shuffled deck is remembered, then shuffled back and when the card is names the card is instantly produced with one hand
Inspired byAlso published here 2000 5
Max Maven The Billy Club
Apr. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 4)
44
Masao Atsukawa Warp 9 card as jigsaw puzzle, geometrical puzzle with a playing card that makes a full card face-down, but a piece is left over when assembled face-up, credit information by Max Maven
Related toAlso published here May 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 5)
43
Max Maven The Speaker of the House on Tom Palmer
Oct. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 10)
22
Philip T. Goldstein Fourthright
  • The Other Month
four odd backed prediction cards, one is selected by spectator, then pack is cut in four piles and one top card matches the selected prediction card
Inspired byAlso published here Dec. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 12)
55
Back to the Future
  • Milt Larsen
  • Mark Wilson
  • Jim Steinmeyer
  • Lisa Menna
  • Eugene Burger
  • Dick Foster
  • Lance Burton
  • Jeff McBride
  • Max Maven
  • Finally...
Jan. 2000