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Books of Secret Arcane Knowledge:
Arcana of Bizarre Magick Sold Out
Conventional Magic has the Tarbell Course...
...Mentalism has Corinda's 13 Steps...
...Bizarre Magick NOW HAS...
ARCANA OF BIZARRE MAGICK
"Jim Magus' Arcana of Bizarre Magick is a must have for anyone who dabbles with this
...this really is an excellent book, and the scholarship is worth the price."
~ David Goodsell, in M.U.M.
"...a worthwhile investment, even for the well read. For the person just beginning
in the field,
it is indispensable. It is like having access to the personal notebook of one of
bizarre entertainers. Highly Recommended!"
~ Norm Van Tubergen, in Vibrations magazine.
"There are so many ideas here, Arcana of Bizarre Magick will become a source book
~ Craige McComb Snader, Jr. in a letter from Mexico
"It is destined to become the reference work for bizarrists, for years to come."
~ Bascom Jones, in Magick
"Your advice can save a beginner many years of experimentation, and thereby drive
development of this type of magic forward much faster. In my view, it is the best
book on bizarre magick."
~ Bob Gillard, in a letter from England
"This is a book that should be part of any Bizarrist library."
~ Brother Shadow, in Vibrations magazine
"Congratulations on an excellent tome! I loooove the book."
~ Ed Rapoza, in a letter from Japan
Includes a gallery of photographs of 22 bizarrists, and effects by Tony Andruzzi,
Larry Baukin, T. Everett Bookings III, Jack Camp, Pascal de Clermont, Scott Davis,
Erskine, Joe Givan, Docc Hilford, Jon Hughett, Ford Kross, Dennis Marks, Harry Meier,
Brother Shadow, Harrison Smith, and Glenn Strange
Tales from the Talking Board (the Ouija book)
"Jim Magus has put out a difinitive tome on this valuable tool for both bizarre and
~ Brother Shadow
"...excellent and more importantly, it covers an area much overlooked among past
~ Bascom Jones
"...an excellent treatment of a very unique effect in magic."
~ David Goodsell
~ Masklyn Ye Mage
Raising the Dead for Fun & Profit
"Raising the Dead for Fun & Profit is a handbook on how to design, market, and promote
a seance party. Jim offers suggestions oon making the seance party a year-round
package. The seance party scenarios presented in this book are designed as one or
portable entertainment vehicles which can be performed in a variety of venues. If
your desire is
to make a seance party a viable part of your entertainment career, you'll find the
information in the
marketing section to be extremely valuable. This is an excellent manuscript, and
it will be on value
to anyone wanting to perform this type of show."
~ Michael Close, in MAGIC magazine
"For those of you who either perform or are interested in performing seances, Jim
Magus has an
excellent manuscript. The book is 84 pages packed with information. Is is pretty
much an A to Z
primer on putting on a seance party for entertainment."
~ Ford Kross, in Vibrations magazine
"Jim has packed a lot of information into this book. In addition to his general
thoughts about what
a seance should be, what kinks of props to use, how to create mood, and so on, Jim
of specific examples of special effects to use in spirit theater. There is also
a hefty section on how
to market a seance party, with several examples of marketing flyers and business
cards. Best of
all, Jim gives us sample scripts of seances, along with the techniques used to cause
manifestations. Jim Magus is one of the most knowledgable practitioners out there. There
lot of information here."
~ David Goodsell, in M-U-M magazine
"...although the emphasis is on methods of booking seance parties including promotional
used by professionals, half a dozen complete seances are described, making the book
~ Steve Bryant, in the Little Egypt Gazette
Turn of a Friendly Card (Tarot)
Subtitled "A Treatsie on the Tarot", the booklet has twelve chapters:
"Agents of Fortune" is an introductory chapter including many tips on using Tarot
"Reading the Tarot for Fun and Prophet" is an excellent overview of fortune-telling
"Tarot Psychometry" is a version of a classic of bizarre magick.
"Return of the Sorcerer" explains how to construct an Acrobatic Arcanum (which is
gimmicked Tarot card that may be used to provide animation in a Tarot routine), and
provides an eerie seance presentation.
"Fortune-Teller Seance" is the author's presntation for another classic of bizarre
"In the Palm of the Hand" offers another use for an Acrobatic Arcanum.
"Good Vibrations" uses a miniture dousing rod to locate a selected Tarot symbol.
"Don't Fear the Reaper" is an eye-popping bizarre climax for a Tarot routine.
"Jack Camp's Zodiac Cartomancy" is a streamlined method of discerning the spectator's
astrological sign during a Tarot reading.
"Gris Gris Gumbo Ya Ya" is a powerful bizarre routine using a grotesque prop.
"Talisman of Thoth" is a routine designed to introduce the four suits of the Tarot
to a lay
"The Legacy Tarot" is a pack of Tarot cards that allow the reader to discern a question
the client desires answered in the reading.
Mysteries of the Runes
"Jim Magus' monograph is really quite good! He gives the reader a solid introduction
Runes and the basic vocabulary and then describes 23 magic effects and techniques
using Runes... each effect is clearly described and includes examples of Jim's patter."
"This covers most, it not all, of the Rune effects which have appeared in magical
publications over the years."
~ Billy McComb, in Genii magazine
"If you are interested in doing something that will be remembered long after your
miracles have been forgotten, for the bizarrist and psychic entertainer, I highly
"Recommened to the specialist..."
~ Jack Griggs, in the Budget
"A wealth of material ... recommended..."
"... practical, appealing ideas... some gems amidst the stones..."
~ Michael Webber, in Inside Magic
~ Masklyn Ye Mage, in New Invocation
Videos from Jim's Darkside:
The Magus Video
From a review in Febuary 1992 New Invocation magazine:
"It contains a half dozen performable close up effects that Jim has tested before
audiencs for years. The effects are enveloped in strong bizarre story lines, and
with the right amount of humor to make them all palatable to the average audience. Each
of the effects could be a reputation maker in the right hands. One of my favorites
Van Gogh's disembodied ear! The video is not a collection of effets and methods,
story in itself. A coulple becomes stranded in a rainstorm, and must wait at Magus
for the telephone lines to be restored. During their wait, Magus shows them his
bizarre items. Jim Magus continues to be one of the great performers of the weerd
bizarre. It is wonderful that we may now view his strange magick in the privacy
of our homes
whenever we wish. Highly Recommended.
~ Docc Hilford
From a letter:
"...I particularly appreciate the framing story, which gets away from the standard
format that defines most instructional video tapes. ...The acrobatic mini-Ouija is
a lovely idea...
...The Runemaster routine contains some very nice moments... The Crowley Tarot routine
pushes some very strong buttons."
~ Max Maven
From a review in Magick #473
"The newly released Magus Video goes a step beyond most show-and-tell videos, and
set the standard for future video releases. It has a stranded couple story line,
dark and rainy
armosphere, and provides a realistic showcase for the bizarre magick of Jim Magus. You
effects as a logical routine; then, Magus reveals their secrets. Here's a tip. Sit
through the closing
credits for a surprising topper."
"Its honestly the most entertaining teaching video I've ever seen (and I've seen
~ Harry Meier
"... technically just excellent. So much better than 99% of the magic videos so
Wonderful direction, lighting, and sets."
~ Eugene Burger
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Send your order along with a money order for the total to:
My snail address @ P O Box 801183, Acworth GA 30101
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