Tag Archives: Gemini – Ted Lesley

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Ted Lesley – "decisions! Decisions!"

Columnist: Ted Lesley (Invented by Harry Baron. Additional ideas by Ken deCourcy and Ted Lesley) This trick was invented by the late Harry Baron and was published in the first volume of Ken deCourcy’s wonderful magazine “Coffeebreak Chronicle”. Harry Baron was very ingenious in giving old gimmicks and tricks a new “twist”. Let us give […]

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Ted Lesley – Black Magic 2

Columnist: Ted Lesley Over the many years since I came up with “Black Magic,” (pp. 89-92), I have found it extremely useful in many contexts. Here is how I apply it to Pseudo-psychometry. People are always fascinated by the ancient mathematical curiosity known as magic squares–if they are presented quickly and smoothly. Intelligent audiences are […]

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Ted Lesley – The "kismet" Envelope

Columnist: Ted Lesley (Norman Houghton) This “Three-Way-Envelope” is the best we came across. It is easy to construct (it takes you less than two minutes); it’s immediately reusable and foolproof in its handling. Look at the illustrations on the last page. These show clearly its construction. It is made from an opaque, end-opening envelope measu-ring […]

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Ted Lesley – The Box

Columnist: Ted Lesley The Box By Ted Lesley Ever since I was young I’ve had Corinda’s book “13 Steps To Mentalism” in my library, which is still one of my favourite sources for interesting material. In step No 4 “Predictions” of the aforementioned tome on pages 105 to 107 you’ll find an item called “DE […]

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Ted Lesley – The "ball-point"-swami

Columnist: Ted Lesley Using a pencil for a “Swami” effect, is in my opinion outdated for today’s audiences. To the same conclusion came a fellow mentalist from Switzerland, the late PAUL MAURER. In 1985 he invented a “ball-point thumb writer”. This “Swami Gimmick” was brought to my attention a couple of years ago by a […]

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Ted Lesley – Psychokinetic Banknight

Columnist: Ted Lesley PSYCHOKINETIC BANKNIGHT By Ted Lesley In a recent “Vibrations”, the magazine of the “Psychic Entertainer’s Association” I found an effect which immediately drew my attention. In an article by my good friend Docc Hilford from Florida he explained parts of his “bizarre” show. Amongst the effects he described was a “bank night”-routine, […]

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Ted Lesley – Psuedo-psychometry

Columnist: Ted Lesley Psuedo-psychometry is an eftect popularized by Theodore Annemann, who presented it with great success in his shows. Through the years many magicians and mentalists have explored the possibilities inherent in this effect. Dozens of versions are available on the market, hundreds are in the literature. The effect, as I’m sure you know, […]

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