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Magic and Mentalism Mysteries by William V. Ottaway and T. A. WhitneyMagic and Mentalism Mysteries
by William V. Ottaway and
T. A. Whitney

A nearly impossible to find book of occult-themed magic and mentalism is now back and better than ever!

No difficult sleights are required. Instructions are included for constructing the necessary apparatus to present these fine demonstrations to your own audiences.


  • Preface
  • Foreword
  • "Spirit Guide" Card Location in the Dark
  • "Muscle Reading" Card Trick
  • No-Sleight Card Location
  • How to Use the "Peg Card" Device
  • Counting with Cards
  • Mystery from Another World
  • Card Under Glass
  • A Combination Trick
  • Spirit Slates
  • A Spirit Effect
  • Reading Sealed Messages
  • The Paper Pad Test
  • Levitation of the Crystal
  • An Experiment in Crystal Gazing
  • About the Authors
  • Thank You
  • Suggestions for Your Library

Updated text and graphics have been added to this vintage text, making a nice bridge between the past and present to create a book that belongs in every mystery workers library.

This book is offered in both digital and print editions.
(A) Get the digital edition from, or

(B) Get the print edition from House of Mystery Books.


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