This is Craig Conley's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Craig Conley's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Craig Conley
"Some kind of quirky genius of unlikely scholarship" -Geof Huth
Recent Activity
Image
"Unlocking for you the age-old secrets of magic." From Popular Mechanics, 1927. Continue reading
Image
These cards are featured in Jugend, 1897 and 1898. Click the image to enlarge greatly. Continue reading
Image
Here's a sort of fountain pen Tarot in a vintage ad (Die Bühne, 1930.) To which Tarot cards would you associate the ink well, the hammer, the six different nibs, and the protective cap? Continue reading
Image
One of our very own publications has inspired an album – not an audiobook but a sonic adventure about how books can transport us into otherworldly realms. Here’s how we describe the album: If you’ve ever felt unsure about unicorns, Wolfgun’s audio journey Cineres will leave you skeptical of your... Continue reading
Here are some secrets contained in the book Heirs to the Queen of Hearts: Tracing Magical Genealogy. For lots more information, see MysteryArts.com. Continue reading
Image
From Loraine and the Little People by Elizabeth Gordon and illustrated by M. T. Ross, 1915. Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2016 at Fizz of Ideas - Janet Boyer's Blog
Image
Here's some Tarot-like imagery from Fables in Slang by George Ade and illustrated by Clyde J. Newman, 1899. A hanged man: If not a Fool, a fool-killer: A king of wands: A chariot: The lovers: A page of cups: Continue reading
Image
"The emblematic magic chart of the Order of the Magi," from Temple Lectures of the Order of the Magi by Olney H. Richmond, 1892. Continue reading
Image
"As soon as she saw the smoke rise she repeated some strange words." From The Arabian Nights Entertainments, 1899. Continue reading
Image
From The Arabian Nights Entertainments, 1899. Continue reading
Image
Here's a page of swords with a string of beads on the point of his sword, from The Necklace of Princess Fiorimonde and Other Stories by Mary de Morgan, 1880. Continue reading
Image
Cupid trades his arrow for a snowball. From The Sketch, 1905. Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2016 at Fizz of Ideas - Janet Boyer's Blog
"The most dangerous words ever to be spoken: 'I do not believe in faeries.'" —Kate O'Hegarty, Mieradome In this clip, we explain exactly why those are the most dangerous words ever: Continue reading
Thanks, Janet. :-D
Toggle Commented Sep 22, 2016 on A Cactus Tarot? at Thematic Tarot
Image
As we noted over at Thematic Tarot, cards from a hitherto unseen Cactus Tarot appear in the choose-your-own-adventure puzzle book entitled This Book is a Cactus. Indeed, a tarot reading got planted among prickly logic puzzles, riddles, mathematical conundrums, and word enigmas. Continue reading
Image
Here's a Queen of Coins from Once a Week, 1861. Continue reading
Image
Here's The Fool as the Ten of Wands and the Hermit, encircled by The Moon. From English Illustrated, 1890. Continue reading
Image
The Fool meets the Ten of Swords. From English Illustrated, 1904. Continue reading
Image
Hitherto an enthusiast in winter scenery, he thinks in future he'll go in for nice cozy indoor subjects and firelight effects. From Judy, Or The London Serio-Comic Journal, 1882. Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at Fizz of Ideas - Janet Boyer's Blog
Image
"The Hermit meets the Fool." From Fun magazine, 1893. Continue reading
What we love about the "Mandela Effect" phenomenon (have you been following it?) is that it's sweeping the masses into wonderment in ways that might approximate the rise of Spiritualism. The average person is instantly swept into an alternate universe when he or she ponders things such as: "I remember... Continue reading
Image
These Pages of Wands are from Judy, Or The London Serio-Comic Journal, 1876 and 1875. Continue reading
Image
From our Abecedarian site: Q: Do you ever wish you could read Harry Potter again for the very first time? A: Yes, and here's how to do it. There's both a physical and a mental (self-hypnosis-type) component to the technique. We'll explain how the physical component facilitates the mental. Acquire... Continue reading