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Topic: Books
Message: Posted by: MindExplosion (May 24, 2002 09:05PM)
This may have been asked before, but if it has, I missed it. And if it has been asked before, well, I'm sorry for asking it again.

But I have read alot of information on the internet about bizarre magic, and I think I am ready for a book.

So my question is, what books do you recommend for someone just getting started in bizarre magic?

I'm thinking about getting Strange Ceremonies. Would it be a good buy?

Oh yeah, and unlike most of you, I have a fairly low budget. I'm only 15 after all.
Message: Posted by: Philemon Vanderbeck (May 27, 2002 01:19PM)
"Strange Ceremonies" is good.

My first bizarre book was Christian Chelman's "Capricornian Tales."

It's been a downhill slide into evil ever since...

Message: Posted by: lyndonwebb (May 27, 2002 06:04PM)
Check the net for Joe Lantiere list of bizarre books it is probably the biggest list i have seen.
Also check out sites like
http://www.dragonskull.co.uk (highlr recommended
I hope this may help you on your way!
Message: Posted by: Sniper (May 27, 2002 08:46PM)
Hey Ty,

Tony Sheils is always a good choice.
For the Beginner as well as the "Expert".

His material covers all price ranges.

And he is the Godfather of it all...

Message: Posted by: MindExplosion (May 28, 2002 07:06AM)
Thanks for all the suggestions.

I already go to dragonskull.co.uk occasionally to read or re-read the articles (particularly on what bizarre magic is). :)

And I have a book by Tony Shiels. It is "Entertaining With ESP."

And the only place I buy from (Dennymagic.com [there aren't any stores withing 4 or 5 hours]) doesn't have Capricornian Tales. :bawl:
Message: Posted by: lyndonwebb (May 28, 2002 10:58AM)
Do you check out the lectures on dragonskull, there are some good ones also at http://www.thaumysta.com there is plenty to give you ideas.
Message: Posted by: Necromancer (Aug 8, 2002 12:20PM)
Although not purely bizarre, I would recommend Waters' Mind, Myth & Magick as an excellent place to begin for its wealth of ideas, many of which can be presented in the bizarre vein.

On the subject of Burger, his book Spirit Theatre is a marvelous introduction to light-seance and dark-seance performance; knowledge of this is a strong grounding for bizarre entertainers at any level.
Message: Posted by: dpe666 (Aug 8, 2002 09:52PM)
Unfortunately, Capricornian Tales and Spirit Theater are both out of print. Save your pennies, and get The Compleat Invocation. It is all you will ever need. OK, not really, but pretty darn close. :devilish:
Message: Posted by: lyndonwebb (Aug 9, 2002 12:19PM)
but if you go to magic books by post you will find both and also the practioner by the late Eugene Poinc, and i have all the above and i think either strange ceremonies or capricornian tales to break you in until you are ready for the invocation,
if you need any help drop me a pm.
Message: Posted by: Thoughtreader (Aug 9, 2002 07:13PM)
I agree about getting copies of "Invocation" as they have all one eneds for bizarre magick.
PSIncerely Yours,
Paul Alberstat
Message: Posted by: Peter Marucci (Aug 9, 2002 10:40PM)
LyndonWebb lists three excellent web sites that specialize in Bizarre Magic, especially the Learned Pig, for the late Gene Poinc's brilliant pages of bizarre routines, done with the simplest of props.
You may also want to check out my Bizarre Bazaar column in the e-zine Visions (www.online-visions.com).
These will all give you some insight into performing bizarre and, before you lay out a large amount of cash, may help you decided if you really want to get into it.
Peter Marucci
Message: Posted by: Seance (Aug 10, 2002 02:20PM)
If you can get your hands on a copy, I recommend Charles Cameron's "Macabre Mysteries", "Witch's Brew", "Handbook of Horror", and "Devil's Diary". They are short and you can string a story behind the effects.
Message: Posted by: MindExplosion (Aug 11, 2002 10:35AM)
I check Dragonskull.co.uk atleast once a week to see if there is anything new. I read Peters column every month at Visions. And, I go over to Gene Poincs place on the web occasionally to read, or re-read, various effects; and TLPP is someplace I stop by occasionally as well.

I have already purchased Strange Ceremonies, which I really do like, and so now I am looking for other publications. Right now I am trying to hunt down a copy of The Shiels Effect, because of how it was recommended in this thread. Capricornian Tales and The Practitioner, Journey into the Gray, are also on my list.

Invocation will probably wait a little while, due to my lack of money and lack of ability to save it when I do get it. :arg:

Thanks for all the recommendations. Very helpful.
Message: Posted by: Dr Mage (Aug 15, 2002 04:09PM)
I can't seem to get the "blackartefacts" link to work. I've visited that site recently, and saw some really cool items...but now I can't get back. Help! :confused:
Message: Posted by: WR (Aug 15, 2002 04:23PM)
me either. I keep getting cannot find....
Most magically yours,
WR :wow:
Message: Posted by: Swami Bill (Aug 15, 2002 04:32PM)
Dr Mage and WR -


Just came from there...

Swami Bill
Message: Posted by: WR (Aug 15, 2002 04:48PM)
Message: Posted by: lyndonwebb (Aug 16, 2002 05:13AM)
balck artefacts have a new routine called thunb tip psychic (it does'nt use a thumb tip)
and i think it is excellent can be done as a reading type mental effect and as a bit more bizarre i have come up with my own presntation already
i recomend it
oh and keith is a cool guy who will always help you
Message: Posted by: lyndonwebb (Aug 16, 2002 09:14AM)
sorry i appear to have turned computor dysloxic