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Below you will find the bulk of my twisted creativity

for your purchasing pleasure.

All items include postage for the U.S. ONLY.  If you

live outside the U.S. please contact me for the additional

postage BEFORE placing your order.

See below for ordering instructions.

Enjoy! and Thank you!

Jim Magus

Books of Secret Arcane Knowledge:

 Arcana of Bizarre Magick Sold Out

$60 postpaid

Conventional Magic has the Tarbell Course...

...Mentalism has Corinda's 13 Steps...

...Bizarre Magick NOW HAS...


"Jim Magus' Arcana of Bizarre Magick is a must have for anyone who dabbles with this field.

...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 our formost

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 for future


~ 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 the

development of this type of magic forward much faster.  In my view, it is the best all round

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)

$30 postpaid

"Jim Magus has put out a difinitive tome on this valuable tool for both bizarre and

psychic entertainment."

~ Brother Shadow

"...excellent and more importantly, it covers an area much overlooked among past


~ Bascom Jones

" excellent treatment of a very unique effect in magic."

~ David Goodsell

"Highly Recommnended!"

~ Masklyn Ye Mage

Raising the Dead for Fun & Profit

$35 postpaid

"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 entertainment

package.  The seance party scenarios presented in this book are designed as one or two person

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 provides dozens

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 the spirit

manifestations.  Jim Magus is one of the most knowledgable practitioners out there.  There is a

lot of information here."

~ David Goodsell, in M-U-M magazine

"...although the emphasis is on methods of booking seance parties including promotional material

used by professionals, half a dozen complete seances are described, making the book complete

unto itself."

~ Steve Bryant, in the Little Egypt Gazette

Turn of a Friendly Card (Tarot)

$20 postpaid

Subtitled "A Treatsie on the Tarot", the booklet has twelve chapters:

"Agents of Fortune" is an introductory chapter including many tips on using Tarot cards.

"Reading the Tarot for Fun and Prophet" is an excellent overview of fortune-telling with

Tarot cards.

"Tarot Psychometry" is a version of a classic of bizarre magick.

"Return of the Sorcerer" explains how to construct an Acrobatic Arcanum (which is a

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 magick.


"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

$20 postpaid

"Jim Magus' monograph is really quite good!  He gives the reader a solid introduction to

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."

~ David Goodsell, in M-U-M magazine

"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 card

miracles have been forgotten, for the bizarrist and psychic entertainer, I highly recommend

this book."

~ Ford Kross, in Vibrations magazine

"Recommened to the specialist..."

~ Jack Griggs, in the Budget

"A wealth of material ... recommended..."

~ Brother Shadow, in Vibrations magazine

"... 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

$39.95 postpaid

From a review in Febuary 1992 New Invocation magazine:

"It contains a half dozen performable close up effects that Jim has tested before paying

audiencs for years.  The effects are enveloped in strong bizarre story lines, and seasoned

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 deals with

Van Gogh's disembodied ear!  The video is not a collection of effets and methods, but a

story in itself.  A coulple becomes stranded in a rainstorm, and must wait at Magus Mansion

for the telephone lines to be restored.  During their wait, Magus shows them his collection of

bizarre items.  Jim Magus continues to be one of the great performers of the weerd and

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 show-and-tell

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 may

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 see the

effects as a logical routine; then, Magus reveals their secrets.  Here's a tip.  Sit through the closing

credits for a surprising topper."

~ Bascom Jones

From a letter:

"Its honestly the most entertaining teaching video I've ever seen (and I've seen many)!"

~ Harry Meier

From a letter:

"... technically just excellent.  So much better than 99% of the magic videos so far produced.

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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