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Author Alvarado, Anthony, 1977-

Title D.I.Y. magic : a strange & whimsical guide to creativity / Anthony Alvarado.

Publication Info. New York : Perigee, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Allendale Branch Non-Fiction    153.35 ALV    DUE 09-30-20
Edition Perigee trade paperback edition.
Description xxiii, 263 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
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Note "A Perigee book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [250]-251) and index.
Contents Introduction: What I talk about when I talk about magic -- Dropping the spoon -- Intuition -- Time travel, or neo-Ludditism -- The life line walk -- Automatic writing -- Establish a creativity ritual -- Ornithomancy -- The cloak of invisibility -- The Ganzfeld Technique, or the poor man's sensory deprivation tank -- Yoga -- Bibliomancy -- Manifestation -- Build your own tarot deck -- The coin trick -- Schizophrenia as oracle -- Lucid dreaming -- Surfing waves of synchronicity & the interpretation of random events -- How to get lost -- Meditation -- Dreamtime & astral projectiton -- Power stance -- Surreal juxtapositiion -- The flâneur -- Active imagination -- Memento mori -- Counting coup -- Aleatory writing -- Memory exercise -- Floating in inner space -- Potions, libations & herbs -- Fasting -- Beards & other transformations -- Trance & reverie -- Neuro-linguistic literature & programming -- A vision quest -- Memory palaces & mental golems, or the new art of daemonology -- Conclusion: An irrational manifesto.
Summary In DIY Magic, Anthony Alvarado provides readers with a collection of techniques for accessing deeper levels of creative thought--for hacking into their subconscious. From Salvador Dali's spoon technique and ornithomancy (divination by crows), to bibliomancy and using (legal) stimulants, the exercises in this book will help anyone chasing the muse--from artists and musicians, to writers and more--as they tug at the strings of everyday reality and tap into the magic of their own minds.
Subject Creative ability.
Added Title DIY magic
Do it yourself magic
ISBN 0399171797 (paperback)
9780399171796 (paperback)

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