Although slate writing isn’t as popular as it used to be, there was a time when almost every seance included it. This very informative book covers single and double slate methods, as well as methods not requiring flaps. Also described are various forms of appearing and disappearing ink, as well as mechanical gimmicked slates. There are also sections on mind reading, table lifting, and spirit rapping. The book concludes with explanations of some straight magic effects, and some juggling stunts.