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Looks interesting and pretty reasonably priced, just looking for some opinions if anyone has it.

The title of the book is "Monstermind: The Magical Life and Art of Tony 'Doc' Shiels" by Rupert White
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I'm curious about this too. His Martin Breese tape where he talks about his life & the bizarre is brilliant. This could be good.
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Although I have not yet read it, sounds like it will go perfectly right next to "Unspeakable Acts" by Jim Magus. Smile

Thank you for sharing Dr. Van Van Mojo!!
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It's inexpensive and it's Doc Shiels. I'll post a review when it arrives.
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On Jun 26, 2015, Nyama Possessor wrote:
Although I have not yet read it, sounds like it will go perfectly right next to "Unspeakable Acts" by Jim Magus. Smile

Thank you for sharing Dr. Van Van Mojo!!

No problem. Unspeakable Acts was great, I'm hoping this will be as well.

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It's inexpensive and it's Doc Shiels. I'll post a review when it arrives.

Cool, thanks!
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The book is 157 pages, perfect bound with a whopping 184 illustrations in color & b.w; which add greatly to the story of Tony "Doc" Shiels": Artist (the illustrations of his art are one of the highlights of this book) play- write, raiser-of-monsters, trailblazer of Bizarre Magic, Surrealchemist, charlatan, Wizard of the West & much more. The book has many quotes & stories from Tony Shiel's compatriots, friends & family. And of course, Tony Shiels himself, from his writings, projects & press and personal correspondence conducted by the author in 2014... ( Beware! I began reading the book and could not put it down until I finished it. This is likely to happen to you. ) I give this book my highest recommendation. My hat off to Dr. Van Van Mojo for starting this thread alerting me to it's existence. Thank you sir!
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I also wish to note that the author was traveling when I first placed my order & quickly sent me an email saying when he'd be back. The book took 8 days to get from Cornwall to the S.F. Bay Area. Order with confidence.
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Thanks for the review, sounds great! Guess I'll be ordering mine soon.
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If you do, you are certain of an enjoyable read.
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Doc Shiels deserves recognition. Without that crazy hippy, there'd be no Bizarre Magick.
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Doc Shiels predates the hippie era, beginning his pataphysical work during the beatnik era continuing on through the hippie era, galumphing into the post-gnostic-slapstick era. And beyond. He is a trailblazer in any epoch. Worthy of our heartfelt recognition. I raise a full upside-down glass in a toast.. "To Doc Shiels! Urmmm... My feet are suddenly standing in a puddle. I hope that's not what I think it is. Yes, it is. An empty glass. Bartender!"
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Is this book still available? Last time I checked the original site I found it on, it was gone? Anyone have a direct link to purchase the this historical tome?
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I got a signed copy direct from the author, most likely from the site where it's now unavailable. I believe the hellspawn/amazon may have copies. Otherwise p.m me for a more direct route.
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The book is still readily available on eBay from the author who will send it along signed. My copy arrived over the weekend and the shipping from the UK was only a week and change.
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Thank you Reese and Xaa,

My mistake... I had an old link to the book that had already ended (the selling time expired on a certain auction site). Just ran a search and found another one at the same location, I guess after 30 days or so they have to renew the product listing (thus nullifying the old link)?

Thanks again for y'all help.

Peace.
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Didn't Doc play this FOR REAL? Taking photo's of his daughter dancing naked in the forest ... Stuff like that?
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Really a must-have book, even though to my taste the focus was a little bit too much on his artist-side...
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Didn't Doc play this FOR REAL? Taking photo's of his daughter dancing naked in the forest ... Stuff like that?


Yes...but it seemed an artistic attempt rather than a salacious event.
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I'm interested in seeing how this compares to "Monstrum," his pseudo-autobiography.
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On Jul 16, 2015, Slim King wrote:
Didn't Doc play this FOR REAL? Taking photo's of his daughter dancing naked in the forest ... Stuff like that?


Yes...but it seemed an artistic attempt rather than a salacious event.

I totally agree. I just wonder how Doc would have been treated on the Café, never backing down and maintaining the authenticity of his research... Smile
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