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Upmanship Tricks: Secrets of One-Upping Magicians
The Pencil Witch
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)
Oracle of the Two-Fold Gods
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Heirs to the Queen of Hearts:
Tracing Magical Genealogy

To stand upon the shoulders of the mighty requires not only a colossal step up but also concerted balancing and adjusted perspectives.  What a hefty responsibility comes with owning exalted heritage.  What an effort of imagination it takes to draw our birthright into the limelight so as to illuminate the missing branches in our family trees.  When missing branches are of royal and/or magical origin, we find ourselves facing some rather profound questions and challenges.  To what crown (or crowning glory) are we the natural successors?  To what dignities?  What traditions are our responsibility to keep alive?  What untapped powers?  If our Weltanschauung does not account for an Otherworld, how can we reconcile our nymph-glands?  How are the descendants of an exotic deity to appease another holy ghost?  Truly, to quest for the higher echelons of human life, to scale ancestral branches, is to hang topsy-turvy with Odin on the World Tree.

Genealogy Books CONTENTS
  • To Know Truly Is to Know As In a Dream
  • Owning Our Exalted Heritage
  • How Climbing a Family Tree Elevates Character
  • How Genealogy is Like a Card Trick
  • Honest Graft: Transplanted Pedigree
  • The Art and Seance of Producing a Family Tree
  • Playing Card Personages
  • Genealogy is Gray (Magic?)
  • How Far Back Dare We Go?
  • The Seven Secrets of Genealogy
  • Branching Pointers


“Gurus modern and ancient exhort us to seize control of our self by inventing who we are.  As Orwell famously observed, defining the past controls the future.  This book gives you the tools to do just that.”  —Gordon Meyer, author of Smart Home Hacks

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)
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  • Trump L’Oeil: Tarot of Portmeirion

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