What's on Your Mind
Joseph Dunninger
The World Publishing Company (1944)
For Sale
Magic / Mentalism
USA  eng
Dunninger, Joseph: What's On Your Mind?
©1944 First Edition World Publishing
Hardcover, 192 pages

Hardcover book in unclipped dust jacket. 192 pages long. Includes scattered black and white illustrations.

Comments (Stephen Sparks): An examination of telepathy


8 Foreword: Joseph Dunninger
9 Introduction: Walter B. Gibson
25 What is Telepathy?
40 The Challenge of the Unknown
51 Theories of Telepathy
62 Aspects of Telepathy
69 The Interwoven Web of Sense
78 Phases of Telepathy
94 Telepathy and the Mass Mind
99 Thought Transference with Individuals
104 Sudden Thoughts from Nowhere
109 Telepathy and Hypnotism
112 Telepathic Impressions Received in Sleep
115 Early Investigations of Telepathy
119 Advanced Investigations of Telepathy
124 Telepathy Through Contact
129 Conditions Needed in Telepathic Demonstrations
134 Telepathy Today

145 The Tests
145 Lights and Shadows
147 Visualizing Colors
150 Mental Will Power
153 Thoughts In Action
155 Sensory Perceptions
157 Thought Identities
159 Mental Progression
162 Telepathic Elimination
164 Group Reception
165 Automatic Touch Projection
166 Intuitive Telepathy
168 Contact Thought Reading
170 Mental Attraction
171 Time on the Mind
173 Triple Telepathy
175 Thought In Rhythm
177 The Mind Commands
179 Finding the Letter
182 A Game of Will
184 Picture Perception
187 A Question of Squares
190 Distant Discovery
192 Developed Impressions

Product Details
No. of Pages 192
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf F
Condition Very Good
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Joseph Dunninger
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Joseph Dunninger

Joseph Dunninger, "The Master Mind of Modern Mystery".
Born April 28, 1892(1892-04-28)
New York, NY U.S.
Died March 9, 1975 (aged 82)
Cliffside Park, NJ, U.S.
Occupation magician, escapologist, mentalist.
Joseph Dunninger (April 28, 1892- March 9, 1975), known as "The Amazing Dunninger" was one of the most famous and proficient mentalists of all time. He was one of the pioneer performers of magic on radio and television.

He appeared on radio starting in 1943, and on television frequently in the 50s and 60s.

Dunninger had a standing offer of $10,000 to anyone who could prove that he used confederates or "stooges". He often said he could raise that offer to $100,000. Through the Scientific American Magazine and the Universal Council for Psychic Research, Dunninger made this offer to any medium who could produce by psychic or supernatural means any physical phenomena that he cannot reproduce by natural means or explain in convincing materialistic terms.

He headlined throughout the Keith-Orpheum Circuit, and was much in demand for private entertainment. At the age of seventeen he was invited to perform at the home of Theodore Roosevelt in Oyster Bay and at the home of the inventor Thomas A. Edison, both of whom were avid admirers of his mysticism.

Dunninger was a good friend to many notables in the magic community including Harry Houdini, Francis Martinka and The Shadow author Walter B. Gibson. He is said to have been a model for The Shadow.

He died of Parkinson's Disease at his home in Cliffside Park, New Jersey.


"My magical ability and digital dexterity, I mastered only after tireless practice and acute observation, finding that I have rather an uncanny mind for developing and solving mechanics of the craft. I have made the word "originality" a foundation for my magical doings." (Dunninger— An Autobiography)
"There is one primary rule in the fakery of spirit mediumship. That is to concentrate upon persons who have suffered a bereavement."

"For those who believe, no explanation is necessary; for those who do not believe, no explanation will suffice." (Source: Memorable-Quotes.com)


^ "DUNNINGER DIES; MAGICIAN WAS 82; Billed Himself as 'Master Mind of Mental Mystery'", The New York Times, March 10, 1975. "Joseph Dunninger, who mystified millions as a magician and mind-reader for more than half a century, died yesterday of Parkinson's disease at his home in Cliffside Park, N.J."
^ The Secret Life of Houdini by William Kalush and Larry Sloman, Atria Books, 2006.


Dunninger self published many of his works, and others were published by inventor Hugo Gernsback. He also wrote articles in Science and Invention, Mechanix Illustrated, Popular Mechanics, Fate, Atlantic Monthly and other magazines. A large percentage of these articles were ghosted by Walter Gibson.

Dunninger's Tricks De Luxe (1918)
Dunninger's Tricks Unique (1918)
Dunninger's Master Methods of Hypnotism (1923)
Popular Magic (1926)
Universal Second Sight Mysteries (1927)
Houdini's Spirit Exposes and Dunninger's Psychical Investigations (1928)
Popular Magic Vol. II (1929)
Popular Magic and Card Tricks (1929)
Inside the Medium's Cabinet (1935)
How to Make a Ghost Walk (1936)
What's On Your Mind (1944)
100 Houdini Tricks You Can Do (1954)
The Art of Thought Reading (1956)
Magic and Mystery: The Incredible Psychic Investigations of Houdini and Dunninger (1967)
Dunninger's Complete Encyclopedia of Magic (1967)
Dunninger's Secrets as told to Walter Gibson (1974)
Dunninger's Monument to Magic (1974)
Dunninger's Book of Magic (1979)