Magic Words: A Dictionary
Seance Parlor Feng Shui
The Care and Feeding of a Spirit Board
Divination By Punctuation
Heirs to the Queen of Hearts: Tracing Magical Genealogy
How to Believe in Your Elf
The Skeleton Key of Solomon
The One Minute Mystic
The Egyptian Secrets in Your Name
The Original Cloudbuster (iOS App)
The Young Wizard's Hexopedia
How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook
Magic Archetypes
Astragalomancy: A Loaded Guide
The JINX Companion
Machinarium Verbosus
A Field Guide to Identifying Unicorns by Sound
The Ghost in the [Scanning] Machine
Trump L'Oeil: Tarot of Portmeirion
Oracle of the Two-Fold Gods
The Magician's Hidden Library: Select a book to read online or get one for your shelf
Unique resources to inspire pure wonder and awe
 
The Original CloudBuster
Pick a cloud in the sky and make it vanish

Knowledge of climate science is not required! Now available in the Apple Store.



Ratings & Reviews

Just try it by gordonross 5 stars
I know, you might be thinking, how could this possibly work? I don’t know, but it does. Try it.

Nothing but blue skies from now by Moribundfacekvetch 5 stars
I love the pataphysical craziness of the cloud-busting app. The simple elegance of it. The sly fun of it. The wry philosophical zaniness. Cirrusly, the cumulus effect of this app is a silver lining. It makes any sky blue. Highly recommended!!

orgone energy - there's an app for that! by davidm1969 5 stars
I first heard of cloudbusting from the Kate Bush song of that name, about Wilhelm Reich's invention. Curious to see if this app had anything to do with Reich's discovery of orgone energy, I gave it a shot. How exactly it works is not explained, but the clouds I tested it on dissolved in the sky while their neighboring clouds remained intact. This will be a good tool for outdoor performances that are 'rain or shine.'

Inexplicable by If It Ain’t Broke Don'tFixIt 5 stars
George Braque famously said, 'There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain. This app is definitely art. It inexplicably lets you dissolve any cloud that is interfering with your sunny day. Amaze your friends, amaze yourself!

Love this App!! by ShutterBug2344 5 stars
As a photographer, I shy away from artificially posed compositions. But light is crucial to photography, so adjusting the clouds in the sky is a technical rather than aesthetic decision. It's not a decision to be taken lightly, as weather patterns will be altered long after the photograph is developed. Granted, earth's weather is a complex and dynamic system, and there are still major knowledge gaps to be filled. Even so, one person apparently can make a difference, one cloud at a time. There are enough problems and pressures in the world today and in our personal lives; we don't need gloomy, poor lighting on top of it all. To forecast the weather takes just a thermometer, a barometer, and a weather vane. But why predict tomorrow when you can create the present? Like the beautiful orb of day, the sun, rising from its ocean bed in all its glorious effulgence, the CloudBuster app gives promise of clear skies for one's next career-making photograph or humble selfie, as the case may be.

App Support
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Designed by Craig Conley and developed by Michael Warwick



About the Author


Craig Conley is a magic enthusiast and scholar.  Recognized by Encarta as “America’s most creative and diligent scholar of letters, words and punctuation,” his intensive and eccentric research has led him to compile a true masterwork entitled Magic Words: A Dictionary.  He has also authored One-Letter Words: A Dictionary, among other strange and unusual lexicons, and is a regular columnist for Pentacle magazine.  Conley’s ideas are often decades ahead of their time.  He invented the concept of the “virtual pet” in 1980, fifteen years before the debut of the popular “Tamagotchi” in Japan.  His virtual pet, actually a rare flower, still thrives and has reached an incomprehensible size.

Featured Works:
  • Magic Words: A Dictionary
  • Magic Archetypes: The Art Behind the Science of Conjuring
  • The Skeleton Key of Solomon
  • The Collected Oldest Trick(s) in the Book(s)
  • Esoteric Articles
  • Trump L’Oeil: Tarot of Portmeirion

    Published Works
    Published Works by Craig Conley


  • Online Resources


  • Jeff McBride’s YourMagic.com
  • Eugene Burger’s MagicBeard.com
  • Rebuilding a Mystery
  • Abecedarian blog
  • Magic Words blog
  • The Mystic's Book of Days

    A free daily symbolic outlook
    for magical people


    You open The Mystic’s Book of Days at page 896,370.  How does each symbol speak to you?  Watch for patterns and note the flow.  For further insights, generate and print your own personal symbolic calendar for the month...