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Craig Conley
"Some kind of quirky genius of unlikely scholarship" -Geof Huth
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Because this blog is discovered only by the most exclusive few, here's the link to the secrets of spontaneously expanding one's quivering entangled vibrations: http://www.oneletterwords.com/weblog/?id=37601 Continue reading
[From our Abecedarian blog.] Whether or not we define ghosts as living memories that share the circulations of our bodies (though why not?), we are all of us, no matter how skeptical or credulous, haunted. We are perhaps more haunted and overburdened by ghosts than we care or dare to... Continue reading
We're reading the latest Tim Powers novel, Alternate Routes, (about people who can see ghosts, about spirit radio communications, and about how there are at least dozens of people in Los Angeles who are alive). Speaking of ghosts … we once (and just did again) tried to track down who... Continue reading
Here are my secrets for landing a major book deal, even if you don't have a best-selling idea, weren't born into the right families, and don't work very hard: https://youtu.be/GuvJpPTawGs Continue reading
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Pictured, we're listening to the whispers of a standing stone at Portmeirion, Wales, part of our research for the Tarot of Portmeirion deck and book. We're delighted by a new review of that project: The Trump L’Oeil Tarot of Portmeirion is an exciting Tarot experiment that cannot be missed in... Continue reading
From our Abecedarian blog: There's a weird magick hack you can use to discover more favorite music. You've heard the Faustian stories of musicians like folk legend Robert Johnson who stood at a crossroads and sold his soul to the devil for guitar-playing prowess. Well ... He's not the only... Continue reading
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Here's a bookplate that turns the owner of a book into a wizard. From The Art of Modern Conjuring, For Wizards of All Ages by Henri Garenne, 1886. See Machinarium Verbosus: A Curiosity Cabinet of Gadgets to Transform Any Book & Reader, To Be Sure. Continue reading
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Here's our proof that we are all ghosts: https://youtu.be/sRXFL6a8bdo In the video, we illustrate our proof through Papa Emeritus, leader of the Swedish doom metal band Ghost, who presents as a zombie anti-pope but is in fact something else. In the 1930s, the same era that Ghost's Meliora album evokes,... Continue reading
A vintage fortune-telling weight scale -- its penny vault unlocked for the first time in years or even decades. Can you guess how many pennies will cascade out? Or how many rare coins will be among the loot? All the surprising details are revealed, along with some mind-bending esoteric secrets... Continue reading
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There’s one parlor that’s more exclusive than the Houdini Seance Chamber in Hollywood's Magic Castle. And through our network of masked contacts in arcane circles, we came into possession of previously uncirculated blueprints and photos of this parlor. As this room is filled with age-old secrets, we thought to analyze... Continue reading
This old Moorish house in the tropics was destroyed by two hurricanes, but what remains is beyond bizarre. Like some sort of wizard's museum, every wall features strange niches protected by antique iron grates, containing things like bottled ghosts, imprisoned gargoyles, hoodoo shrines, haunted radios, and crystal balls. Plus, one... Continue reading
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From L'Assiette au Beurre, 1909. Continue reading
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From L'Assiette au Beurre, 1909. Continue reading
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From L'Assiette au Beurre, 1902. Continue reading
Here's how to use a spooky old mirror to test whether you're dreaming or awake. We didn't know how this video would end ... until we posed a question to the mirror and then had to face the uncanny answer. Continue reading
We had been wondering whether 2018 will be any easier than 2017 was. Because we'd found ourselves in some sort of subterranean dimension these past two years, we used a deck of cards from the U.K. with sections of dungeon maps (inkedadventures.com) to find out how one can navigate the... Continue reading
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Here's a Three of Coins from Kladderadatsch, 1920. Continue reading
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From Kladderadatsch, 1922. Continue reading
Here's a young Hermit wandering through a forest of swords: http://www.oneletterwords.com/weblog/?id=29793 Here's a Fool going over the edge: http://www.oneletterwords.com/weblog/?id=29228 Here's a Magician who loves birds: http://www.oneletterwords.com/weblog/?id=29108 Here's a Page of Coins going to the top: http://www.oneletterwords.com/weblog/?id=26480 Continue reading
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From Kladderadatsch, 1929. Continue reading