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Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Dr. Stanley Jaks Billets Deux billet in glass, covered by handkerchief is divined
Related toAlso published here Feb. 1954
The Phoenix (Issue 299)
Basil Horwitz The Burning Question bill in one of five envelopes, spectator names a number and finds bill, other envelopes are burnt
Variations 1975
Magick (Issue 142)
Larry Becker Hot Seat chair test with four chairs and colored discs, prediction of empty chair in envelope
Variations 1978 120
Billy McComb, Ken De Courcy Cabaret Card Divination divination of seven cards that have been taken from a shuffled deck, last card predicted in envelope
Related toVariations 1978 1
Larry Becker PSI-Stebbins shuffled deck, packet of card is divined and last card predicted, jumbo cards
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1979 7
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Dedications
1990 /1999 2
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Thoughts About My Style "All in all the compliments were very high."
1990 /1999 5
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Magician Theories about mixing mentalism with magic, cards, and other thoughts
1990 /1999 6
Steve "Banachek" Shaw The Roger Klause Theory about having to be old to be a believable mentalist
1990 /1999 7
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Everything You Have Read So Far My Be Wrong!
1990 /1999 9
Steve "Banachek" Shaw The Show detailed effect descriptions of the show
1990 /1999 10
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Be Seated! four chairs and three spectators, prediction of empty chair in envelope
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1990 /1999 16
Steve "Banachek" Shaw A Cheap Add-A-Number Effect
1990 /1999 17
Steve "Banachek" Shaw The Alphabet Game prediction of a letter, with nail writer holder/wallet
1990 /1999 19
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Future Card Thought shuffled deck, packet of card is divined and last card predicted
Inspired byRelated to 1990 /1999 21
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Addendum further thoughts on two routines
  • Addition to Chair Effect
  • Future Card Thought
Related to 1990 /1999 22
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Brain Writing spectator writes name on business card, medium divines selection by analyzing hand writing
May 1992
Magick (Issue 472)
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Bill-Z-Bub bill in glass covered with handkerchief
Related toVariations July 1992
Magick (Issue 474)
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Radio - The Forgotten Showcase - Part I
  • Advantages of Radio
  • Types of Radio Programs
  • Getting Booked
  • What About Pay?
  • Advance Preparation
  • Mike Fright
  • Working with the Host
  • Persons Who Call Show
Related to July 1992
Magick (Issue 475)
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Radio - The Forgotten Showcase - Part II
  • The Environment
  • Routining Effects
  • Types of Effects
  • Your Personal Itinerary
  • Handling Callers
  • Listen to Yourself
  • What Tricks are Best?
Related to Sep. 1992
Magick (Issue 477)
Steve "Banachek" Shaw George and Bill using bill with Washington on it, spectator looks at face of Washington if he is smiling or not to divine card
Oct. 1992
Magick (Issue 478)
Michael Weber (reviewer) Steve Shaw's Psychokinetic Time by Steve "Banachek" Shaw Apr. 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 8)
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Psychokinetic Time introduction and history
1992/1999 1
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Psychokinetic Time handle on watch is moved by named number
1992/1999 3
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Forcing the Time forcing a time
1992/1999 15
Steve "Banachek" Shaw, Gerry McCambridge McCambridge Stage Routine
1992/1999 21
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Simple Watch Tricks
1992/1999 22
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Super Psychic ping-pong ball on table
Inspired by Jan. 1993
Magick (Issue 483)
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Prechoice packet of cards with Yes and No, prediction of answers of spectator
Mar. 1993
Magick (Issue 486)
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Stigmata chosen card or symbol appears on arm, in "blood writing"
Sep. 1993
Magick (Issue 494)
Steve "Banachek" Shaw 'A Special Few' using month and adding number, automatic prediction
Oct. 1993
Magick (Issue 495)
Steve "Banachek" Shaw This and That
1994 1
Steve "Banachek" Shaw History of Touches
1994 3
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Psychokinetic Touches spectator feels tapping sensations on his shoulder even though a second spectator has been touched
Related toVariations 1994 4
Steve "Banachek" Shaw A State of Taste letters on business cards are dealt or switched according to spectator, order matches prediction
Syzygy (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Please Be Seated four chairs, three people sit down and empty one matches number written down by spectator
Related to 1994
Syzygy (Vol. 1 No. 4)
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Bill-Z-Better! bill in glass covered with handkerchief, ungaffed, secret turnover of glass
Inspired by 1996
Syzygy (Vol. 2 No. 8)
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Mind Over Body spectator has eyes closed and arms in front of him, hands move up following words of performer
Related to
  • "Lift" (Derren Brown)
Syzygy (Vol. 2 No. 18)
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Golden Year coin in coin collector's frame, named date written on it, à la Koran Medallion
Syzygy (Vol. 3 No. 9)
Steve "Banachek" Shaw A M-I-N-D for This & That four business cards with letters on the front, select has "this letter" written on back others have "that letter" written on back
Syzygy (Vol. 3 No. 17)
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Comedy - Club - Routine presentation for Key-R-Rect, with lots of gags, and apparently divining spectator's phone number
Feb. 1998 1
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Clean Sweap broom caused to stand on end and falls on command
Syzygy (Vol. 4 No. 7)
Danny Orleans (reviewer) McFarland and Banachek's Book Test by Charles McFarland, Steve "Banachek" Shaw Mar. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 3)
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Psychological Subtleties by Steve "Banachek" Shaw June 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 6)
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Channel Change two-digit number is divined, using a TV and a remote control
Syzygy (Vol. 4 No. 15)
Michael Close (reviewer) Psychological Subtleties by Steve "Banachek" Shaw Feb. 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 6)
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Psychokinetic Silverware by Gerry McCambridge, Steve "Banachek" Shaw Aug. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 8)
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Foreword
2002 1
Michael Close (reviewer) Psychokinetic Silverware by Steve "Banachek" Shaw
& Gerry
May 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 9)
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Foreword
2003 9
Luke Jermay, Steve "Banachek" Shaw The 'Old Witchdoctor' suggestion of cause and effect, silent script
2003 28
Luke Jermay The Kats Kradle spectator marks a body part on a piece of paper, PK sensation and revealing of additional information
Inspired by 2003 75
Steve "Banachek" Shaw It Takes Balls check in envelope among others, all are shredded but one with fee, using pingpong balls
Inspired by 2003
Syzygy (Vol. 5 No. 15)
Luke Jermay Touching On Hoy performer reveals thoughts of three spectators, when tapped on shoulder one has to think of a shape, one of a date and the third of a name
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 2004 9
Luke Jermay PK Lipstick mixture of Banachek's PK Touches and ashes to palm (with lipstick)
Inspired by 2004 30
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) Banachek's PSI Series by Steve "Banachek" Shaw Nov. 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 11)
Paolo Cavalli A Penny For Your Thoughts dated 1997, four chairs and three spectators, prediction of empty chair in envelope, 100$ on empty chair, pennies on the other chairs
Inspired by 2005 30
Stewart James The Love-Sick Tennis Ball Tennis ball inside a box rolls out by itself, apparently on command
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • Tops, Dec 1940
2007 40
David Regal (reviewer) Psi-Kalc by Steve "Banachek" Shaw, Gene Protas Feb. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 2)
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Psychological Subtleties 2 by Steve "Banachek" Shaw Mar. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 3)
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Banachek and Mate
  • spectator thinks of a letter in his word, it is divined (see also Psychological Subtleties)
  • ESP cards in envelopes are matched up with small ESP cards that are added to the envelope
Also published here Oct. 2009
Genii (Vol. 72 No. 10 (The Jinx - 75 Years))
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Banachek and Mate - A Diabolical Duet From the Mental Maestro
  • spectator thinks of a letter in his word, it is divined (see also Psychological Subtleties)
  • ESP cards in envelopes are matched up with small ESP cards that are added to the envelope
Also published here 2009 20
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Psychological Subtleties 3 by Steve "Banachek" Shaw Jan. 2010
Genii (Vol. 73 No. 1)
David Oliver (reviewer) Psychic Pad Folio by Steve "Banachek" Shaw Mar. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 3)
David Oliver (reviewer) Fall by Steve "Banachek" Shaw, Philip Ryan Feb. 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 2)
Nathan Coe Marsh (reviewer) Headline Prediction by Steve "Banachek" Shaw Sep. 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 9)
Nathan Coe Marsh (reviewer) Banachek Live by Steve "Banachek" Shaw Sep. 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 9)
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Foreword
2017 ix
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Picture Peek glimpsing palmed top card
Also published here
  • PSI Series DVD & Lecture Notes
July 2024
Genii (Vol. 87 No. 7)