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Nostradamus Predicted Your Next Diet
How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook
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How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook book cover

How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook

Torn Out Yearbook Photos 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.


“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.”  —Gordon Meyer, author of Smart Home Hacks

Yearbook Skull & Crossbones

Yearbook 13
  • Why This Book Should Be Kept Secret
  • Why This Is Necromancy
  • Why a Yearbook Is an Occult Object
  • How to Avoid a Tragic Mistake
  • Why a Photo should Never Be Cut Out
  • How to Invert Any Photo Without Cuts
  • Why Rolling Blank Dice Activates the Yearbook’s Occult Powers
  • How to Determine a Yearbook’s Spirit
  • How to Make Any Page the 13th
  • Using Fortune Slips to Frame Someone
  • How to Exploit Face Shapes for Binding
  • The Ruling Shape of the Round Face
  • The Ruling Shape of the Square Face
  • The Ruling Shape of the Rectangular Face
  • The Ruling Shape of the Inverted Triangle Face
  • The Ruling Shape of the Long Face
  • The Ruling Shape of the Heart Face
  • The Ruling Shape of the Oval Face
  • The Ruling Shape of the Diamond Face
  • The Ruling Shape of the Chevron Face
  • The Ruling Shape of the Inverted Oval Face
  • The Ruling Shape of the Triangular Face
  • The Ruling Shape of the Merkabah Face
  • How to Bind a Face With Unknown Shape
  • How to Submerge Someone
  • How to Engulf Any Person Without Obliterating the Photo
  • How to Draw Money
  • The Tarot Card Death: The Only Circumstance to Use It
  • How to Disorder the Power of Names
  • How to Create Intentional Sigil Frames
  • How to Test Your Luck
  • How to Bend Time
  • How to Dispel a Fog
  • How to Activate a Crystal Ball
  • How to Call Upon a Little Start to Leave the Last Word
  • The Secret of How to Be Your Own Cat
  • How to Answer Questions
  • How to Approach a Crossroads
  • How to Bestow a Lucky Penny
  • How to Activate the Wheel of Fortune
  • Can a Yearbook Summon the Devil?
  • Communication With Ghosts
  • Confronting the Unknown
  • Full-Moon Magick, Anytime
  • Double a Negative to Make a Positive
  • How to Attract Angelic Presences
  • How to Awaken a Genie Lamp
  • The Danger of Consulting the Sphinx
  • How to Interpret a Horoscope
  • How to Initiate a Pole Shift
  • How to Consult with the Dead
  • How to Fund a Castle in the Air
  • How to Get a Message Across
  • How to Handle Those Previously Demonized
  • How to Handle Those Previously Sanctified
  • How to Handle Those Previously Objectified
  • How to Handle Those Previously Shape-Shifted
  • How to Peek Into the Future

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

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