Blindfold Cigarette Test

Effect Different brands of cigarettes are collected by a volunteer assistant in a borrowed hat. Performer is securely blindfolded and the hat with borrowed cigarettes is placed in front of the performer. Performer reaches into hat, withdraws a cigarette and hands it to one of the committee, who lights cigarette and merely blows the smoke towards the performer. Performer 'sniffs' the smoke, and correctly proclaims aloud the name of the cigarette. Same procedure is repeated with several...

New Mental Telepathic

The. performer begins by stating he will be glad to demonstrate a.few good feats of genuine telepathy - he, himself acting as the recipient, and the audience collectively as the propelling force of the thoughts to be pro-jected. Ladies and gentlemen - during my absence from amongst you, it is my desire that you shall first of all agree on some particular object located within the room, and then upon my return you are to concentrate the entire force of your thoughts upon that particular object,...

Introduction

Every performer who does magic, whether as a profession or as a pass time, has his pet trick. By pet, I mean a trick or a series of tricks from which the performer himself derives especial pleasure and satisfaction in the presentation of same. For private and social affairs, the following series is one with which I have had great success, both as a source of satisfaction to myself and a wonderful mystery producer to the onlookers. I therefore take the liberty of describing same herewith, and...

Sbirit Reading Extraordinary

Effect The performer passes out a number of blank slips of paper and asks those participating to write a Secret Message in the form of some question on the slip of paper, fold same up and don't let anyone see it, or tell what you have written until after the experiment is over. This you state is to preclude any possible chance of a confederate among those assembled, being able in any way to help you in the effect to follow. When all have written a question on their slip and same are folded, you...

Pattes And Presentation Details

Performer, My next experiment involves the principle of Mental Telepathy. I would like to have a gentleman assist me by merely.THINKING OF three digits---such as 9-6-and 5 or any three figures. You Sir Will you oblige me Thank youI All I ask you to do is to HOLD, those three FIGURES in YOUR MIND. Please DO NOT CHANGE THEM, whatever you do. Keep thinking of them and NOTHING ELSE. . Nowj Sir, as you probably have had no PREVIOUS PRACTICE IN MENTAL CONCENTRATION as employed in Mind Telepathy...

New Spirit Reading

Effect A message written by one of the audience (more than one may also participate if desired) and after message is written, same is placed in envelope by spectator, sealed and held in their possession. A few moments later the performer tells what message was written, and furnishes an answer that is suitable for same. Preparation Take a small bunch of ordinary envelopes. Cut a plain piece of paper to a suitable size, so it will go in one of the envelopes, and if you anticipate more than one...

Satanic Prqphecy

Effect Performer takes part of deck of cards, gives one card to Spectator No. 1, two cards to No. 2, and three cards to No.3. He makes mental note of who is No. 1, No. 2, and No.3, but does not mention this to audience. Next he calls attention to remaining cards among which he separates three cards. For instance, Ace, Five Spot and a Court Card. Leaving room or turning back he asks the three to each take one of these three cards and place in pocket Next he asks holder of Ace to take a few cards...

Info

His mind upon any one of the articles. Give him-.-pe.nc 11. and- paper and te.1.1 him to write the number of the article he is thinking of on the paper. You turn-your back and secret ly remove the two cards from your vest pocket. Refer to card 1 first. Tell him to add 9 to his thought-of number, then subtract 5 from that total etc. Give the numbers rapidly. The addition and subtraction is simple and the spectator can easily keep up with you and there's no use in dragging the effect out. You...

Anna Eva Fay Message Test

Preparation Get a cake of white paraffin wax (the refined) and a tablet of writing paper that has not got, too much gloss on surface. Tear out a sheet carefully and rub it all over one side with the wax. Coat as even as possible, which may be done by warming wax slightly to soften it. Don't get wax soft enough to make paper greasy. Wipe off all the wax that you can with a smooth clean white cloth and replace in tablet with a little paste, inserting it under the two top sheets with wax side...

O Rep Cards Black Cakps

-SLACK CARD 2io REV QARZ& -& LAC.K CARPS -SHORT CARD This Is Dr. Q's method of seeing while heavily blindfolded. And we are more than pleased to present the good Doctor's own inimitable presentation of this mighty mystery effect. The latter is, indeed, more important than the method. For, of tha latter there have been several, most of them dependent upon being able to see down the side of the nose after a heavy blindfold has been put on. In this Dr. Q's method varies but slightly, if at...

Lecture For Xray Eye

Ladies and Gentlemen - every so often in the course of History, we are presented with a phenomena, which baffles all the scientific world, as well as less educated mortals. This evening it is with great pleasure that I present MISS , better known as the 'Girl with the X-Ray Eyes'. Miss has the seemingly impossible faculty of sight with her eyes securely blindfolded. Where the ordinary person would be in total darkness, her vision is not in the least obscured. She has undergone the most rigid...

Voodoo Ritual

Larry Knecht (James Swoger, -ions' of Enchantment) This is an effect that I have used for over a year in my otto shows, and one which caused me to debate for some time before I decided to release it to the profession. It is not a simple trick and should be treated as an actual demonstration of thought controls disguised as a Voodoo Ritual. I have included two routines here. The first routine is for the advanced performer and requires the ability to do a billet switch. The second routine given...

Bookie Book Test

Boarde (Reprinted from The Conjurors' Magazine by permission) The title is particularly apt, for the effect temporarily casts the psychic In the role of a betting commissioner. This businessman is, on the surface, sorely subject to the vagaries of human emotions and actions. Yet, by his knowledge of the probabilities involved, he is able to turn such vagaries to profit. His ventures have the willing investors buffaloed from the start, for rare indeed is a loss. Let the sucker enjoy his...

Actual Procedure

Now, you are ready to swing into.ACTION. Assuming you, dear, readers, to be the Mentalist.-perfprmer, contact your newspaper men. One .or more men will be assigned to cover the story and accompany you. With your manager, reporter, and any others,, the first step is to phone the Mayor for a convenient time for the original interview. Once arranged, appear on schedule at the Mayor's office with your entourage. After formal introductions, you (or your manager) appraise the Mayor of the fact that...

Mental Exploits

The special type deck refefed to in 'Mental Exploits' is credited to its originator, Joe Berg, who tirst placed it on the market a number of years ago, under the title of 'The Ultra Mental Deck.' It was the first of a series of 'Brain Wave decks' involving slight variations. This was the first deck of this type and the best. It is furnished with these routines, which greatly expands the deck's usefulness and utilization, with the permission of Joe Berg The advantage of this deck is that all...

Bottom Half Of

Actually you have five different pairs of cards in the stand. The spectator puts his five cards in the stand also, one each in each different section. The spectator's cards go in back of your cards in the stand. The face of his card goes against the back of the cards in. the stand. While this is being done, the backs of the cards in the stand are facing the audience. Turn the stand so the faces of the cards are towards the audience. If all the cards in the stand are not lined up, casually lift...

Gilbert Bonus Section 141

Anna Eva Fay Message Test----------------------------- 142 Baffo Sealed Letter Cagliostro Billet Reading Test ------------------------- 144 Demon Thought Projection ----------------------------- 146 Giant Memory Trick (Simplified Methoc) --------------- 147 Hew to Read Sealed Messages K Sealed Letter Test, The ----------------------------------- 152 Living or the Dead Mepristo's Prediction --------------------------------------- 157 Migrating Music of the Spooks -----------------------------...

Cagliostro Billet Reading Test

Effect Small cards and envelopes are passed out to spectators with the request that they write question on these blank cards, place them in the envelopes and securely seal them. When this has been done, assistant passes among .the audience and gathers the Sealed Messages in a Glass Bowl. This may be a Fish Bowl or any Glass article, the Idea being to allow free view of the Messages from the moment they leave the hands of the writers until same are read by the Medium or Performer. When all...

Wonderful Spirit Slate Secret

Effect Performer shown two ordinary slates, allowing both to be examined freely to prove there is no preparation, no secret mechanicism, extra flaps etc. Having convinced audience that slates are absolutely fair in every way, he goes even farther to be cc *iitcing and washes the slate on all -sides and places them together and allows sax-e to be tied and held by anyone in audience. At no time does he approach a table, chair, etc. except to get sponge, chalk, string, etc. But during this...

Satanic Book Test

Effect An unprepared book is shown by performer. A spectator is requested to insert a playing card at raindom anywhere in the book. When this has been done, the playing card is used as a lever, and just previous to opening the place in book where card is, the performer states what page numbers are on right and left side where card is, tells what top sentence is on either or both pages, and in other ways reveals that he has correctly divined in every way possible, just what position the card has...

Sealed Prediction

Right. _thuab ori face f_jenveJ ope. .-w1 f.h thunfa- -8t3riua_-afflxed , -< ioes' th dirty work. This was an idea of the late A1 Baker and we are happy to be able to reveal this secret to you. Then you can give the envelope to anyone to open, or open it yourself and both designs match We wish first to warn the reader not to let the extreme simplicity of Dr. Q's unique hypnotic methods scare you from using this sensational act. Give it a try on your very next show, and we feel sure you will...

Message Here

This leaves the centre circle for him to write his number etc. (Fig. 3). He folds the paper back the way it was and you place the slip of paper in the tweezers, the folded end between the two discs. Light it and let it burn. Hold it so that the flame goes up. You'll find the paper burns completely except for the part under the ends of the tweezers. You might call it a centre burn. Put the tweezers in your coat pocket, at the same time they open and the piece of paper with his writing falls in...

Lulu Hurst Rroom Test

This effect will be found to be extremely strong, .in .effect. The weird experiment and it3 solution is but little known and will astound and puzzle all who see it demonstrated. The secret is called mis-directed forces. This and many others depending on this peculiar force or leverage was presented all over the world and completely baffled all who witnessed it by Lulu Hurst the Georgia Girl Wonder. To show the experiment, request some one in audience to step forward and assist you. You now take...

Mindreading Supreme

The following tests give the impression of skilled and genuine mind-reading of the contact and ncm-contact kind. Yet no knowledge or study of contact mindreading is required, the routine is entirely impromptu, and there are no gimmicks. The effect is equally suitable for groups from six to six thousand. Effect Each of several persons decides on an experiment or test of the kind usually associated with contact mindreading, for the mentalist to attempt. The mentalist, blindfolded, asks one of the...

Breaking A Cocktail Glass By Thought Waves

Effect Here is a classic in mental magic. From several cocktail glasses, one is selected. This is placed in a transparent glassine or plastic bag to prevent injury or damage when the glass shatters. Assistant stands several feet from the performer, or in the audience, while the performer 'concentrates' on the glass. On command, the glass is HEARD to break, and does break in the transparent bag, proving 'thought control by mental vibration. ' Method Some advance preparation and experimentation...

Appendix The Billet Switch

The move that I am about to describe is my method of exchanging one piece of paper for another. Please note how the paper is folded. This is the normal billet fold and measures about 2h x 3VS, but the length and width varies Tith the size of the performer's hand. The left hand plays no part in the exchange. For purposes 01 illustration, we shall refer to the billets as the white billet and the black billet they are so shown in the illustrations. The white billet should be placed along the inner...

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To replace the carbon pa gt er, remove the metal -clip and remove the Contact' paper from the fac of the board. Replace the carbon and replace the Contact paper. HERE IS A BEAUTIFULLY SUBTLE PIECE OF MAGIC. What I want to emphasize first Is, that A1 Koran has baffled thousands of people magician's and laymen alike WITH EXACTLY THIS There is absolutely no reasonable reason, why YOU should not do the same. The actual secret Is delightfully simple so sfaiple In fact, that you should be able to...

Two Person Seance

The method employed is simplicity itself with only a little practice by the performer and medium being necessary. Performer needs one small basket, lined with some soft black cloth. Basket is rather deep and the lining rv a-nnf gfwall fhp Aray fliA Wfnm nf-camp.-On OnP,_fi1 dft-qf hflfikftf nftflr bottom is a small pocket just large enough to hold a thumb tip such as used in the chink paper tearing trick. This comes to the first joint of thumb. Hand out slips. Basket is on table with thumb tip...

Auto Magic Clip Board

With this clip board you DO NOT have to go off stage to secure the information. Spectators write their questions-on the strips of paper and after writing, they tear off the strip and keep it. After 5 questions or less hava-been written you take the clip board ba'ek. As you walk back to the stage or your table, the thumb of one hand presses on point A Fig. 1 and the other hand pulls DOWN on the strip of paper at point B. This will cause the rest of the paper that is inside the clip board to roll...

Second Sight Dice Trick

This most excellent and bewildering experiment with dice is one of the many clever effects we are putting out from time to time for the performer to entertain his audiences in an impromptu manner when called upon at a moment's notice to do a trick of some kind. The properties necessary are a pair of ordinary dice. Performer states he will retire to an adjoining room, or turn his back, and at no time will he see what is going on, nor will any of those present have any opportunity to communicate...

How To Read Sealed Messages

This is one of the finest effects in so called Spirit Message Tests. Follow our directions carefully and you will find that you have a trick that will mystify an audience. Prepare for producing effect after the follow ing manner. Procure a very small tin salve or ointment box, one that the cover fits loosely so it can be removed quickly. It will come off easily if you grease inside with a little vaseline. In this box fasten a small fine sponge, and have it sufficient size so it projects above...

The Al Baker Dictionary Trick

Jiaed with these instructions is unprepared. You can use any small dictionary and prepare it as instructed herein. There is alsoOre uiEed a picture postcard which is not so innocent, it being used ill the selection of the first word, which is forced in a very subtle manner. . In Fig. 4 are pictured two cards containing words numbered from 10 to 117. The. odd numbers are on one and the even on the other. These should be cut out-and pasted to bristol board cards, of...