Magic Words: A Dictionary
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
The Young Wizard's Hexopedia
Of Feeding & Caring For Sheet Ghosts
ESP Symbols: An Entire Language For Psychic Spies?
Of Drinking in Remembrance of the Dead
Nostradamus Predicted Your Next Diet
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
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Nostradamus Predicted Your Next Diet book cover

Nostradamus Predicted Your Next Diet

Nostradamus Portrait Nostradamus foresaw:
  • Your next wine selection.
  • Your next cuisine fusion.
  • Your sodium intake.
  • What you’ll substitute for wheat.
  • What you’ll say when next offered strawberries.
  • Your next detox.

Compute the accuracy of these predictions and more.  This book shows you how.

It’s easy enough to mock a forecaster from back in 1555 and to bitterly shout, “Wrong!” at any missteps, as if resentful that the world has consistently dealt a losing hand.  Why not root for Nostradamus and celebrate the wonder of his being able to prophesy your dietary subtleties over 400 years before you were even born?  Nostradamus doesn’t have to lose in order for you to win.  Indeed, when Nostradamus wins, so do you.  It’s been said that “the word win acknowledges the ‘i’ in ‘we,’” and while the precise meaning of that eludes us, the broader sentiment is surely true.  Put simply, Nostradamus ends in “us.”


“Fully sumptuous absurdity messing with curious thinking.  May we all thank you.”  —Robert E. Neale, author of The Sense of Wonder

“Gloriously silly!  Brilliant inventiveness.”  —Jonathan Caws-Elwitt, author of The Can of Yams

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
  • Eugene Burger’s
  • Rebuilding a Mystery
  • Abecedarian blog
  • Magic Words blog
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