How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook
The most profound secrets lie not wholly in knowledge. They lurk invisible in that vitalizing spark, intangible, yet as evident as lightning — the seeker’s soul. Solitary digging for facts can reward one with great discoveries, but true secrets are not discovered — they are shared, passed on in confidence from one to another. The genuine seeker listens attentively.
No secret can be transcribed, save in code, lest it — by definition — cease to be. This book of hoodoo collects and encodes dozens of magick’s most cherished secrets. To be privy to the topics alone is a supreme achievement, as each contains and nurtures the seed of its hidden truth. As possessor and thereby guardian of this knowledge, may you summon the courage to honor its secrets and to bequeath it to one worthy.
Just as novice surgeons operate upon cadavers, we herein perform hoodoo only upon photos of the dead [upon the advice of our legal counsel]. But even to merely demonstrate our techniques of yearbook hacking is to perform necromancy. Though a photo does not simplistically capture the soul of its subject, “it captures the energy of the person permanently or until that photo and piece of material dissolves, is destroyed or retuns to the Earth in some way.” The photos in old yearbooks contain the energies of dead people, and it is those energies that we manipulate here so as to illustrate our desired results.
PRAISE FOR HOW TO HOODOO HACK A YEARBOOK
“A monumental amount of research and curation went into this book. I keep returning to it time after time, mostly because I find it delightful, but also because I can hardly believe it exists at all.”
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.
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