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
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The Care and Feeding of a Spirit Board

Sample Page What can we say authoritatively about the nature of this esoteric volume, beyond the presumption that it was a cherished heirloom and the fact that it was mostly lost to a fire? Historical truths are often inconclusive, pointing as they do in ambiguous directions toward fading memories and secret archives. What we can say is that occult forensic specialists have delicately pieced ashes back together. Read now with delight this most present prescient volume; protect it from any fire save that of your understanding enthusiasm.

PRAISE FOR THE CARE AND FEEDING OF A SPIRIT BOARD

“This little volume arrived in my post this morning.  A curious volume, comprised of burnt pages and type-written instruction, describing the care for one’s spirit or talking board.  Any fan of Borges or Calvino or Danielewski will find much to delight in it.  It is a puzzle to be deciphered and re-deciphered, to be followed to the letter, and to be treated carefully, as any occult treatise should be.  Highly recommended!”  —Timothy



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
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