~ANTHONY ALVARADO . . D.I.Y. MAGIC / BOOK LAUNCH
want more MAGIC . . . to go with all that Science ?
want to rev up . . . your inner voodoo radar ?
then, this is your BOOK – !!
ANTHONY ALVARADO – ‘D.I.Y. MAGIC’ . . . A STRANGE & WHIMSICAL GUIDE to CREATIVITY
“SUPERSTITION is rooted in a much deeper and more sensitive layer of the psyche than skepticism.”
~JOHANN WOLFGANG von GOETHE
“This is a book of magic.
This is a book of mind hacks.
This is a cookbook for creativity”
with illustrations by 30 of today’s best contemporary artists,including: AIDAN KOCH, KEVIN HOOYMAN, RON REGE JR, EDIE FAKE & LUKE RAMSEY.
San Francisco’s NEEDLES & PENS had a book launch for ‘D.I.Y. MAGIC’ last Fri. May 1st . . where they wrote:
“D.I.Y. MAGIC is not so much a how-to magic book in the traditional pulling rabbits out of a hat sense, but more a guide to exploring and pushing the boundaries of ones internal/external perception of reality. The book teaches techniques on lucid dreaming, building tarot decks, going on vision quests, creating memory palaces, and getting lost in a familiar city. ANTHONY ALVARADO provides readers with a collection of techniques for accessing deeper levels of creative though – 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 ….”
‘D.I.Y. MAGIC’ is published by PERIGEE BOOKS, a division of Penquin Random House.
more info: D.I.Y. MAGIC – AUTHOR’S WEBSITE
where you can find . . . after the Intro, etc:
CHAPTER 1 – DROPPING THE SPOON
TECHNIQUE: use common household dishes to peek through a window into altered consciousness.
and, which includes this beautiful surrealistic line drawing . .
HEADS UP – NEW YORK CITY !!
ANTHONY ALVARADO will be reading from his book, ‘D.I.Y. MAGIC’ at SPOONBILL in BROOKLYN
THIS THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2015 / 7 PM
SPOONBILL BOOKS – 218 BEDFORD AVE, BROOKLYN
more info: on the Spoonbill reading