Factor

The card is placed face up on the table. Neatly printed in black ink across the top of the card are the words, These are the five ESP symbols. Beneath this line are drawings of the five ESP symbols. The circle Is to the left the star is to the right. Between the circle and the star, reading from left to right, are the cross, wavey lines, and square. The symbols are numbered from one to five, starting with the circle. And at the bottom of the card is the line,...

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(NOTE Super-psychic David Hoy, .1 Long-time reader of MAGICK, has been called America's ESP wizard, Newsweek magazine wrote of his Delphic prescience on matters of life, health, and finance, He Is a frequent guest on national talk shows, draws capacity crowds at campus lectures, and broke all call-in program records, during one radio guest-spot appearance, by receiving a quarter of a million, telephone calls in one hour. Indeed, his remarkable popularity on both radio and television prompted...

Puzzle

Darkly handsome, magnetic, mysterious, the man called Romark burst upon the American mental scene during the summer of 1973 with the blinding brilliance of an exploding nova. Bom in the United Kingdom, Romark had honed his performing skills in the entertainment-hungry cities of South Africa. In rapid sequence, he appeared in theater and nightclub, and on network television. Then, as suddenly as he had appeared, he was gone. And, from England, came the first of the many rumors that were to...

Mystic Medallion

Possibly one of the oldest guessing games known is the one in which a person conceals a small object In one fist, closes and extends both hands, and allows someone to guess Its location. The game's simplicity makes it a quick one-on-one ESP test. Several means have been devised to allow a performer to beat the test. In MAG-ICK 168, Jack Bridwell described one. Willie your back is turned, you tell the participating spectator to press the fist holding the object to his forehead, as he...

Mental Monte

A favorite and puzzling impromptu effect of the late Al Koran was the one he called The Note Under the Teacup. Koran had a spectator turn three teacups mouth downward on the table. Then, with Koran's back to the spectator, the spectator was told to crumple a one-pound note and place it under one of the three inverted cups. Despite the fact that he instructed the spectator to shift the position of the other two cups, as much as he wants, Koran would turn and immediately identify the cup hiding...

Bonus Insert

LARRY BECKER'S WORLD OF SUPER MENTALISMt VOLUME TWO - AW HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE (NOTE The authors are frequently In attendance at Hollywood's Magic Castle, spend considerable time in the Castle's extensive library, and have been the nucleus of the Hollywood Brain Trust. T. A. Waters, long active in magic, is a professional writer whose work has been widely read. Recently, he announced publication of a book on mcntalism, called New Thoughts for Old. Phil Goldstein is known as an originator,...

Printed Matter

Originator, author, and performer Phil Goldstein, during the decade of the 70s, may well stand alone as mental magic's most prolific and creative innovator. His books, published effects, and marketed tricks would fill a volume. MAGICK, in this issue, showcases three Goldstein presentations. In their range and presentation potential, they are typical Goldstein. I'm going to attempt a demonstration of precognition, the ability to forecast the future, you begin. On this rather large board, I have...

Mind Reading Matos Spells And Magic

ANDERSON ON MENTALISM By George Anderson (NOTE Published in 1949, the author's first book on mentalism, It Must Be Mindreading, has become a mentalism classic. His latest book, the just-released Dynamite Mentalism, is a 15-minute one-man routine that should become a classic in its own right, with anyone who understands audience psychology. , .and can talk intelligently. He has written others on both magic and mentalism, and he has four more slated for early publication. He has written suspense...

Image

Assure that no contact is made with you, and that you remain in the other room. In your absence, your wife, or partner, has one of the 10 symbols selected by the remaining spectators. They may change their minds, if they wish. A piece of paper is sent in for you to record your image, as your partner tries to project the selected symbol. In the other room, and under guard, you draw your impressions on the paper. The sketch, when compared with the actual symbol later, is found to match. The 10...

Belief Is The Essence Of Deception

Spell Symbol Cause Miscarriage

(NOTEi The author, a popular columnist for maglcdom's Linking Ring magazine, is widely-known as an entertaining performer, Innovator, and lecturer. His wit and presentation prowess made him the runaway hit of the P.C.A.M. convention in Portland, where he demonstrated the ability, rare among both mentalists and magicians, to totally make an audience believe. Contending that belief is the essence of deception, he maintains that it is not enough for a performer to pretend that something is not...

Mystic Word

Published every other Friday Ed I tor . . Eascom Jones October 26, 1979 It has long been my contention that I shouldn't review books. What one person likes, another doesn't. That's what makes a horse race, Al Koran once noted. Koran was a wise man. The momentary controversy stirred by the review of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism, in the form of a Bonus Insert by Phil Goldstein and T. A. Waters, proved Koran right. Those who agreed with the nature of the review by Goldstein and Waters...

Magick

A wag recently characterised fast-moving Peter Pit as The Flying Dutchman. The description was not inappropriate. Pit, who wryly admits that he really didn't have an accent until he left his native Holland, is indeed a man on the move today. He perennially is judged the most popular master of ceremonies for the Magic Castle's big stage shows, deftly blending his own brand of magic and comedy. Increasingly, he may be seen on the major television talk and variety shows, and in the main-room shows...

Info

John Scarne, in his book, Complete Guide to Gambling, outlined a bold-faced gambler's hustle that, under the proper circumstances and with a different presentation, can be adapted to mental ism. Indeed, one well-known professional did just that. The beauty of the hustle is that. It may be done with a borrowed deck of playing cards, anywhere, any time. The working is totally impromptu. And you need never touch the pack. However, it Is not a presentation that may be used in stage or club...

Mag

While there have been numerous variations on this classic prediction, most have been concerned with method, including the significant contribution of Al Mann, Mann is generally credited with the handling that enabled the newspaper headline to be shown in conjunction with the column of type that is clipped through with scissors at a predicted point. Here, Gene Nielsen describes his variation. Unlike most of the others, it has to do with presentation. Indeed, he has woven Into the effect a whole...

Matos Spells And Magic Tears Ra In

Here is an off-beat effect by mental-is t B. C. Milnov that has long been a favorite of his, and much used. In fact, although it is far from automatic, your proficiency will increase in proportion to the number of times you do it. Remove from your pocket a 3x5 index card and a Sharpie pen. As you talk, draw an outline of the United States on the upper third of the card. As a nation, and as Individuals, we have many faults. But it is still a great country. The best in the world. As you draw,...

Duplicated Thought Len Belcher

AUTO-MAGIC PAGE 87 --The dream car theme was originated by Al Koran, and later used by Alan Shaxon in his Confabulation. VEGAS MENTALISM PAGE 103 -- This is in essence the Miracle Divination which dates back to the 1800s. It is discussed, with several variations, in Hilliard's Greater Magic e.g., Mahendra, The Problem of the Three Poker Page 1185 Cont'd on page 1L86 Perspective Cont'd from page 1186 Chips . The idea of using play money with this principle can be found in Spencer Thornton's The...

Part Ii

QUICK GUIDE TO CONTACT MINDREADING By Hal and Robin Weaver NOTE In the first part of this two-part series on the techniques of contact mindreading, the father-and-daughter team described a simple method for learning while performing, while using ESP symbols. You lay the five symbols in a row on a table, with the symbols being about eight inches apart. The subject stands on your left, grips your LEFT wrist lightly with his right hand. You first must discover whether the mentally-selected symbol...