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Peo Olsson
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I have recently become interested in Bizzare Magic.
What books would be esential for my magic library?
Advice where from to purchase such books would be appreciated.

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rgranville
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Capricornian Tales by Christian Chelman should be available from any well-stocked magic shop. The Book of Haunted Magick by Rick Maue can be obtained from dealers, or directly from Mr. Maue's website. (Click here.) Anabelle's ebook Seven Past Midnight is a nice example of creative thinking. You can get it from Alexandre's website http://www.EyesandMinds.com as well as Alexandre's ebooks on bizarre. Docc Hilford's works, particularly Sign of Four, Band of the Hand, and H.P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness, are good and available from any magic dealer. Life, Death & Other Card Tricks by Robert Neale will be of help. If you're a member of the SAM, their monthly magazine has a bizarre article every month by Brother Shadow.

The point of bizarre magic isn't the trick, but the dramatic mood you create with a story. Don't look to the books of others to give you those stories, much less bizarre "tricks". Use their examples as an inspiration to create your own stories.
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Peter Marucci's lecture notes "Bizzare Magic" is an excellent source of simple but effective effects, most suitable for walk around....
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What would Wavy do?
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The above thread (thanks lastnitesfun) contains a great list. For those new to bizarre magick I highly reccomend Rick Maue's 'Haunted Magick', Black Hart's 'Black Book', Steven Minch's 'Lovecraftian Ceremonies', and David Parr's 'Brain Food'.

These books contain effects that are easy to perform, but more importantly give you a good insight on putting together a bizarre routine.

Welcome to the fold. Let us know what you are working on...

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MAny years ago I arranged and hosted a symposium on bizarre magic for the TAOM. Craig Snader spoke on the history of Bizarre magic literature. For that event, he compiled an Annotated Bibliography of Bizarre Magic, a list of almost every book printed on the subject. I believe H and R magic may still have copies.

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The recently released "Mystery School" Book is a great resource for bizarre magic and magic in general. Check it out!


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Not really, but it's still recommended.

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Sam Haine
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Greetings,

The ecently released Scherezade by Borodin and The Practitioner by Gene Poinc are both fun books to read. The former has more effects to build. The latter has bizarre versions of pieces you may already own.

My favorite remains the Invocation and New Invocation.

Also, another overlooked gem is Smagorad by Laub and Inglese.

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I don't think I've yet seen two of the best books on the subject:
1)Strange Ceremonies
2)Spirit Theater

Both by Eugene Burger
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I like "Strange Ceremonies", "Laughing Souls", and "Demons, Darklings and Doppelgangers". Throw in a few of Corinda's ideas from "13 Steps" and fun comes in kegs.
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On 2003-10-28 12:49, truthteller wrote:
MAny years ago I arranged and hosted a symposium on bizarre magic for the TAOM. Craig Snader spoke on the history of Bizarre magic literature. For that event, he compiled an Annotated Bibliography of Bizarre Magic, a list of almost every book printed on the subject. I believe H and R magic may still have copies.

http://www.magicbookshop.com

I didn't know that this resource even existed until I read about it here. I immediately went to the H&R website to see if it was there. Lo and behold it was. I ordered it and it arrived today. What a fabulous resource! Ton's of great information in this slim but very pregnant volume. My bizarre library is pretty good, but I can immediately see several tomes that I ust start looking for. Thanks for the reference on this!

BTW I miss Craig. He was a great guy.

Mark
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Peter Marucci
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Peo,
You might want to check out my monthly Bizarre Bazaar column in Visions (www.online-visions.com). No password needed and, best of all, it's free!
There's a ton of other good material in it, too.
cheers,
Peter Marucci
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A friend of mine, Joe Lantiere, has a more complete bibliography of Bizarre Magic Books and periodicals. He also lists books and periodicals on Seance work.

Here's the link:

http://members.aol.com/Lantiere/booklist.htm

Happy Samhain all!

Magickally,
Dave Birtwell
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Check out the re-release of Swami-Mantra...If it's still available...really good stuff in it.
Walon
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Awhile back I was sifting through book recommendations and I remember coming across a book on bizarre magic which utilized Wonder Words, and contained one particular effect in which the volunteer actually perceived time slowing down and stopping.

Does anyone happen to know offhand what book that might be? If it helps, it was on a UK website and the book went for about 30 pound.

Thanks.
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I'm (very) proud and happy to let you know that "Compendium Sortilegionis" has been published. A sequel to "Legendes urbaines" available at http://www.slatkine.com
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I suppose I must now learn another language!
Mr. Chelman! your books are quite exquisite, I only wish more of them were in English for us multi-lingual impaired! (I can deal with the archaeology books form Europe, they have many many pictures!)
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Caleb Strange
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Walon, the book you're thinking of is Luke Jermay's 'Building Blocks'. You can order it here:

http://www.alakazam.co.uk/acatalog/Hot_List_1.html

Regards,

Caleb Strange.
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Ahoy! I'd also recommend Alexandre's new ebook, available from http://www.eyesandminds.com

I reviewed it in the reveiw section a while back... It's called "Secret Window".

Hope that helps!

Failing that, check out http://www.underground-collective.com for a rather excellent effect called Henry Sugar...

If I wasn't so modest... I'd be perfect!

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I've read Henry Sugar and I think it's awesome! I think Alexandre's work is inspiring as well as Luke Jermay's, Brother Shadow's, and Docc Hilford's among a few others! Peter's column is very interesting too!



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