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Revelation X: The "Bob" Apocryphon, Hidden Teachings and Deuterocanonical Texts of J.R. "Bob" Dobbs
By The SubGenius Foundation


You think you know satire. You've seen Jon Stewart, you've read Mad magazine. But you've never encountered anything like "Bob" and the Church of the SubGenius. The SubGenii have reached the limits of satire and pressed further, and in doing so have created a brand of satire that curtails its own absurdity and heightens our awareness of the world we live in. The SubGenii have never been as relevant as they are today. Fundamentalist religion in the extreme, there are no limits to "Bob's" influence. In Revelation X we get answers to difficult questions: We learn the 10,001 Essences of "Bob" and He tells of His Very Own Conspiracy. Revealed for the first time are the Lost Gospels, the Epistles, the history of Mondo Connie, and a detailed description of "Bob's" Heaven and Hell. Also included are the 273 Damnable, Venial, Black, White, Deadly, Menial and Trivial Sins, which include Buffalo Frenching (#4), Luck Listening (#40), Wedbetting (#76), and Reading judgmental lists of so-called "sins" (#273).
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Saturn in Retrograde:
Counter-Culture Murder, Bad Trips & Demon Fantasies
By Headpress, Martin Jones


From kaleidoscopic Mexican death cults to out-of-control paranoid gurus, Saturn in Retrograde unearths the killers who extinguished the dreams of a whole generation against a psychedelic backdrop of God, sex, music, LSD, and Vietnam. Includes Magdalena Solis, a prostitute who assumed the role of a deity for blood sacrifice; Gary Krist, a bungled kidnapper with a trail of bodies; John Frazier, a would-be Manson but without the girls; Herbert Mullin, an acid-fried advert for the banning of drugs; Patrick Mackay, possessed by evil spirits, fixated by Nazis; and many more.
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True Mutations
By R.U. Sirius


True Mutations: Interviews on the Edge of Science, Technology, and Consciousness looks at the wild changes that may be coming to the human species during the 21st Century. In a series of interviews, author/host RU Sirius explores a series of (r)evolutions in disciplines ranging from the evolution of clean energy to the possibilities of endless neurological ecstasy; from open-source free access to nearly everything under the sun to self-directed biotechnological evolution; from psychedelic culture mash-ups to the possibilities of a technological singularity that alters not only humanity but the entire universe.
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Pranks 2
By V. Vale


Despite the best efforts of intellectuals from Marshall McLuhan to Noam Chomsky, all their thinking and opining has done little to shake the masses out of hopeless complacency. Pranks offer a much more direct and stimulating approach. This inspiring all new volume collects some of the finest, most outlandish actions recently undertaken in the war against mass media. A worthy successor to their first investigation into the art of prankery, Re/Search Publication's Pranks 2 focuses on provocations from the Suicide Club, Cacophony Society, the Billboard Liberation Front, and other secret collectives dedicated to upending the status quo. The book's many illustrations include photographs of the artists in action, flyers and letters used in the pranking process, and the often unintentionally hilarious news articles and editorial responses to the happenings. Interviews profile Ron English, Joey Skaggs, Jeffrey Vallance, monochrom, Bruce Conner, John Waters, Jello Biafra, and other noted pranksters.
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Answer Me!
The First Three
By Jim Goad


ANSWER Me! is a big black slab of trouble. Originally released as a series of magazines, then a collected edition which sold thousands before going out of print, ANSWER Me! has been blamed for a White House shooting and a triple suicide. It has been banned in several countries and put on trial for obscenity in the USA. Chock full of well-written rants, interviews, and articles on topics ranging from music and subcultures to sex, love, hate, murder, serial killers, and suicide, this fat, gorgeous anthology contains the legendary rant-zine's first three issues in their entirety. It also contains sixty new pages of wistful ANSWER Me! memories and tasty new articles written by philanthropist and humanitarian Jim Goad. There's a strong chance that this is the best book ever published. Only an idiot would refuse to buy it.
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Sinister Forces Book 3
The Manson Secret-
A Grimoire of American Political Witchcraft
By Peter Levenda


The roots of coincidence and conspiracy in American politics, crime, and culture are investigated in this examination of the connections between religion, political conspiracy, and occultism. Readers are presented with startling connections between Nobel Prize–winning physicist Wolfgang Pauli, Carl Jung, and synchronicity; serial killers, multiple personality disorder, and demonic possession; and magic, surrealism, and mind control. Not a work of speculative history, this exposé is founded on primary source material and historical documents. Fascinating secrets are divulged involving Hollywood icons such as Marilyn Monroe, David Lynch, and Jane Fonda as well as links between the Cotton Club murders, the Bluegrass conspiracy, and the Son of Sam cult.
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Sinister Forces Book 2:
A Warm Gun-
A Grimoire of American Political Witchcraft
By Peter Levenda


The roots of coincidence and conspiracy in American politics, crime, and culture are investigated in this analysis that exposes new connections between religion, political conspiracy, terrorism, and occultism. Readers are provided with strange parallels between supernatural forces such as shaminism, ritual magic, and cult practices, and contemporary interrogation techniques such as those used by the CIA under the general rubric of MK-ULTRA. Not a work of speculative history, this exposé is founded on primary source material and historical documents. Fascinating details on Nixon and the "Dark Tower," the Assassin cult and more recent Islamic terrorism, and the bizarre themes that run through American history from its discovery by Columbus to the political assassinations of the 1960s are revealed.

Peter Levenda has researched the material for this book over the course of 25 years, visiting more than 40 countries and gaining access to temples, prisons, military installations, and government documents. He is also the author of Sinister Forces 1: "The Nine and Unholy Alliance".
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Sinister Forces Book 1:
The Nine-
A Grimoire of American Political Witchcraft
By Peter Levenda


The roots of coincidence and conspiracy in American politics, crime, and culture are examined in this book, exposing new connections between religion, political conspiracy, and occultism. Readers are taken from ancient American civilization and the mysterious mound builder culture to the Salem witch trials, the birth of Mormonism during a ritual of ceremonial magic by Joseph Smith, Jr., and Operations Paperclip and Bluebird. Not a work of speculative history, this exposé is founded on primary source material and historical documents. Fascinating details are revealed, including the bizarre world of "wandering bishops" who appear throughout the Kennedy assassinations; a CIA mind control program run amok in the United States and Canada; a famous American spiritual leader who had ties to Lee Harvey Oswald in the weeks and months leading up to the assassination of President Kennedy; and the "Manson secret."
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The Arcadian Mystique:
The Best Of Dagobert's Revenge Magazine
Edited By Tracy R. Twyman


Since 1996, Dagobert's Revenge Magazine has been a beacon to those seeking the light of the Holy Grail. Powerfully written, exhaustively researched, and totally unique, Dagobert's Revenge was the first and only magazine devoted to the emerging phenomenon of neo-Arcadian culture, breaking ground on many modern occult subjects. Mounted on a white horse poised for the future, Dagobert's Revenge has resolutely heralded the Arcadian Age. And now, the best articles from hard-to-find back issues are available in one volume. This is a treasure chest of invaluable arcane wisdom.
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The Sion Revelation: The Truth About the Guardians of Christ's Sacred Bloodline
By Lynn Picknett, Clive Prince


In The Sion Revelation, the authors reveal the story of the Priory, taking readers on a highly significant and even alarming ride through history into an intriguing world where a great many uncomfortable facts will have to be faced, both religious and political. They answer numerous questions that shroud this society, including: Does the Priory actually exist or is the group's entire history an elaborate hoax? Was Leonardo da Vinci one of the Priory's Grand Masters? What is the truth behind Pierre Plantard, the French aristocrat who claimed to be a Priory Grand Master -- and who some claim was a Nazi sympathizer? Could the Priory be a front for other occult societies? By untangling centuries of obfuscation, rumor, and documented fact, this book unravels the intricacies of this secret society.
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Found II:
More of the Best Lost, Tossed, and Forgotten Items from Around the World By Davy Rothbart


If you've ever pocketed a stranger's forgotten train ticket-stub because you're fascinated by the little bird doodled on it, this book's for you. The sequel to the first Found, and sister to Found magazine makes happened-upon stuff-notes, lists, photos-its raison d'etre. What's intriguing about this book's reconnoitered artifacts, is that they run the gamut from a young boy's storyboard retelling of having a gun held to his head to a disgruntled airline customer's complaint letter about being seated near the lavatory. Each item appears mostly intact (names and phone numbers have been redacted or changed) and looks as if photocopied onto the page. There's no organizational logic to the book, though that's a small gripe considering the wealth of puzzling and hilarious goodies included: a pros/cons list written about someone's male love interest; a letter from a London city official asking a guest of a library to stay away until his "personal hygiene becomes acceptable"; a letter from student propositioning a male teacher, and a rudimentary cartoon drawing of a pregnant man. Some inclusions benefit from contextualization (as in the notes that are found near prisons or inside floating balloons), and the author keeps editorializing to a minimum, leaving the found objects to speak for themselves.
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Collections of Madness:
Amateur Experiments in Genius
By Asil Nottarts, Jane Smith, Nod Nihill2


Begins with e-mail conversations between three poets, Jane, Asil, and Nod, as they contemplate the answers to life's most difficult questions. Together, they decide to write a book and let their findings be known. The friends experience the universe together, but also individually on separate, bumpy paths. Jane, Asil and Nod share their insights, disillusionments, and life-changing epiphanies. In "Questions from the Lonely Girl," Jane Smith explores how she is learning to breathe her own eclectic beauty into the world. In Asil Nottarts's section, "socio-political, purely poetic, mindless ranting, and the creative process," her whimsical poetry asks such introspective questions as "Who am I, really?" and "Is there ultimately any difference?" In "neo/fight blues," poet Nod Nihill2 offers a wide range of verse including creative solutions for a world in crisis, the contents of a fortune cookie, and patterns of rejection. In Collections of Madness, the prolific words of Smith, Nottarts, and Nihill2 will entertain, enrage, excite, and transport you from the profound to the profane—and from the mundane to the extraordinary.
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Nothing Is True - Everything Is Permitted:
The Life of Brion Gysin
By John Geiger


The multimedia artist, poet and novelist Brion Gysin may be the most influential cultural figure of the 20th century that most people have never heard of. Gysin's ideas influenced generations of artists, musicians and writers, among them David Bowie, Keith Haring, Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, Genesis P-Orridge and John Giorno. None was touched more profoundly than William S. Burroughs, who said admiringly of Gysin: "There was something dangerous about what he was doing." It was Gysin who introduced the Rolling Stones to the exotica of Morocco and took guitarist Brian Jones to Jajouka where he recorded the tribal musicians performing the Pipes of Pan. It was Gysin who provided the hashish fudge recipe published in Alice B. Toklas' cookbook, promising "ecstatic reveries and extensions of one's personality on several simultaneous planes." It was Gysin who introduced Burroughs to an automatic writing method called the cut-up, a literary progenitor to sampling. And it was Gysin who developed-with Ian Sommerville, the Dream Machine-a device that allowed people, with the flick of a switch, to access altered states of consciousness without drugs. Working with the authorization of Gysin's literary executor, William S. Burroughs, John Geiger has produced the first-ever biography of the painter, poet, piper Brion Gysin.
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J.G. Ballard Conversations
By J.G. Ballard, V. Vale


A highly sought cultural commentator, J. G. Ballard has provided thoughtful remarks on the state of the world for decades. J.G. Ballard Conversations brings together several of Ballard's latest interviews and gives readers penetrating insight into the mind of one of the freshest thinkers at work today. Covering topics such at the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the evolution of sexual relationships, and our strange, immersive celebrity culture, this book is a fount of provocative takes on the things that matter. Rounded out with rare photographs of Ballard and supplemental resources, J.G. Ballard Conversations is a necessary item for anyone interested in the modern world.
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101 Diseases You Don't Want to Get
By Michael Powell, Oliver Fischer


Every illness you've ever shuddered at is here in this handy pocket guide, from African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) to zoonoses, all charmingly illustrated. Find out what the symptoms are (you probably have one or more of them already), what your prognosis is (probably not good), where you caught it, and how it can be treated—if it can. And, of course, there are illustrations to let you know what you're going to end up looking like at the end of the whole sorry story. In this line-up of real nightmares that want to take you down every time you step outdoors, scary exotics like West Nile and Ebola are profiled alongside familiar horrors like rabies and meningitis; relative newcomers like SARS, bird flu and HIV are detailed alongside those old enemies diphtheria, cholera, and many, many more. Each disease is dissected using these questions and descriptions: What is it; where can I catch it; major outbreaks; how do I know if I have it; chances of survival; and how do I get rid of it?
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Midnight Mavericks:
Reports From The Underground
By Gene Gregorits


A trip through the hearts and minds of today's most uncompromising artists!nIncludes exclusive 70-minute CD! Midnight Mavericks features the most eclectic assortment of artists ever gathered between two covers. From angry stand up comedians and cutting edge exploitation filmmakers to hardcore crime novelists and controversial cartoonists, the book casts a bright light on underground culture. Featuring fifty artists whose work is significant in its purity and uncompromising attitudes makes this an important study of contemporary Western counterculture, which is sure to attract a great deal of interest from people seeking alternative forms of entertainment. Ardent fans of any one of the fifty artists appearing will also find the book a compulsive purchase. Subjects include controversial film directors Abel Ferrara, Richard Stanley and John Waters, musical icons such as Rockets Redglare, Andrew WK and Chris D, and a host of abrasive counterculture artists and writers including banned cartoonist Mike Diana, post-punk diva Lydia Lunch and notorious Answer Me! Creator Jim Goad. The exclusive bonus CD packaged with this book makes the whole package irresistible, featuring tracks from Lydia Lunch, The Flesh Eaters, The Handsome Family, Sturgis Nikides, Steve Wynn, The Schramms, Jerry Stahl, Big Red Goad, Vanessa Skantze and many more!
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Snake Oil:
Life's Calculations, Misdirections, and Manipulations
By Jim Rose


The gyp, hoodwink, shuck, sandbag: An artform that has been passed down through generations of hustlers, con men, and freaks. Selling snake oil is the ultimate con, and readers will find within these pages everything from classic deceptions to the most recent of ruses. From fooling your friends to dangerous stage stunts, Jim Rose, snake oil salesman extraordinaire, provides new angles to old tricks. Those who dare to explore these pages will find themselved enticed by this special brand of snake oil. Step right up: it's all here. There's nothing it won't cure!
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The Lucid View:
Investigations In Occultism, Ufology, And Paranoid Awareness
By Aeolus Kephas


The religious, magical, and paranoid beliefs pertaining to the 21st century. Is the Earth entering conspiracy consciousness? And if we are, how can we navigate the End Times? The religious, magical, and paranoid beliefs pertaining to the 21st century. An unorthodox analysis of conspiracy theory, ufology, extraterrestrialism, and occultism, this is an impartial journey through the: sorcery wars of Freemasonry and the Illuminati; secret history of the Gnostics and Templars; Crowley and Hitler's occult alliance; 'Alternative Three' covert space colonisation; JFK assassination, Manson murders and Jonestown; mind control, 9/11, UFOs and alien abductions... and how these relate to social engineering and sorcery practices, and much, much more! The book reveals how to survive the coming mythic drama.
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J.G. Ballard: Quotes
By J. G. Ballard, V. Vale


400 pages of quotes from visionary writer J.G. Ballard, edited by V. Vale. Full of futuristic insight with passages about the future, the past, 9-11, war, death, suburbs, cities, technology, relationships and more. Grouped by topic to be easily navigated, also with index. Contains over 50 art-quality photographs by Ana Barrado, Charles Gatewood and others. Small-sized (5"x7"), to be readily carried around in your pocket or purse.
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Megalithic European:
The 21st Century Traveller in Prehistoric Europe
By Julian Cope


Julian Cope's long-awaited follow up to The Modern Antiquarian, his bestselling and critically acclaimed guide to ancient Britain. The Megalithic European takes us on a breathtaking journey around prehistoric Europe's first temples. It is a monumental colour guide to the standing stones and ancient temples of prehistoric Europe. In a 6-year personal odyssey Julian Cope covers 300 of the important sites of Northern Europe and the Mediterranean. Section 1: a series of essays, looking at the universal desire of all settlers: to celebrate and mythologize the landscape in which they have chosen to live, highlighting comparisons with British settlements. Section 2: a gazeteer of the many ancient sites in Europe that Julian Cope has personally visited, from Ireland to the Netherlands, from Crete to Denmark, discussing many areas outside the European arena, from Mount Ararat in Armenia to Mount Fuji in Japan, via the celebrated Mount Olympus of the Greek Myths to the legendary Tree of Yggdrasil of the Norse Myths.
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The Lucid View:
Investigations In Occultism, Ufology, And Paranoid Awareness
By Aeolus Kephas


The religious, magical, and paranoid beliefs pertaining to the 21st century. Is the Earth entering conspiracy consciousness? And if we are, how can we navigate the End Times? The religious, magical, and paranoid beliefs pertaining to the 21st century. An unorthodox analysis of conspiracy theory, ufology, extraterrestrialism, and occultism, this is an impartial journey through the: sorcery wars of Freemasonry and the Illuminati; secret history of the Gnostics and Templars; Crowley and Hitler's occult alliance; 'Alternative Three' covert space colonisation; JFK assassination, Manson murders and Jonestown; mind control, 9/11, UFOs and alien abductions... and how these relate to social engineering and sorcery practices, and much, much more! The book reveals how to survive the coming mythic drama.
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Shrunken Heads:
Tsantsa Trophies and Human Exotica
James L. Castner


Shrunken heads are ceremonial artifacts that were produced by the Jivaroan Indian cultures of Ecuador and Peru. Their creation and existence fascinates some, repulses others, but intrigues almost everyone. They are human heads reduced to approximately the size of a fist for ceremonial and cultural purposes. This reduction process is described step by step, as is its significance. This book accomplishes several objectives in five chapters. First, it discusses the Shuar (Jivaro) culture and explains the cultural significance behind taking and shrinking heads. Second, it methodically explains how to differentiate between an authentic tsantsa (a head shrunk by the Jívaro and used ceremonially) and non-ceremonial human heads fabricated by others for sale to collectors and curiosity seekers. Third, it discusses how shrunken heads have been portrayed and viewed in western cultures past and present. Finally, full-page portraits of more than 40 shrunken heads are presented in the last chapter. An extensive bibliography allows readers to locate pertinent literature and original accounts or reports.
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The Body:
An Encyclopedia of Archetypal Symbolism
By George Elder


This is a beautiful book! Each aspect of the body, from the first chapter on the "Primordial Body," though the chapters on the bones, blood and systems of bodily functions, to the final chapter "Transformed Body," is covered in painstaking attention to detail. Each chapter is preceded by several lines of appropriate verse from a wide variety of authors and poets and includes many essay entries relating to the chapter's theme. For instance, the chapter on the eye begins with verse from Meister Eckhart and Ralph Waldo Emerson and includes the essays "The Eye of God," "The Eye of Horus," "A Cyclops," the "Conversion of St. Paul" [who was blinded by the light of Christ] and many other entries on the eye. The chapter on the skin begins with verse from Akiko Yosano and Peter Meinke and includes the essays "White Tara," the "Black Virgin of Einsiedeln," a "Tattooed Couple" and "Job Suffering from Boils," among other entries. Additionally, each of Dr. Elder's wonderfully articulate essays is accompanied by an appropriate, beautiful and interesting image. The image is first described in detail and then discussed in terms of cultural context, archetypal and psychological meaning. There is also a bibliography at the end of each entry. The beauty of this book is its ability to garner acceptance for the body in its many shapes, sizes and colors, its peculiarities and quirks and even its defects.
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Battle for the Mind:
By William Sargant


How can an evangelist convert a hardboiled sophisticate? Why does a POW sign a "confession" that he knows is false? How is a criminal pressured into admitting his guilt? Do the evangelist, the POW's captor, and the policeman use similar methods to gain their ends? These and other compelling questions are discussed in the definitive work by William Sargant, who for many years until his death in 1988 was a leading physician in psychological medicine. Sargant spells out and illustrates the basic techniques used by evangelists, psychiatrists, and brain-washers to disperse the patterns of belief and behavior already established in the minds of their hearers, and to substitute new patterns for them.
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Black Magick Woman:
The Sinister Side of the Song of Solomon
By Janet Tyson


The Song of Solomon, written by the post-Babylon generation during a time of social and religious reform, tells of Solomon's weakness for foreign women, and the consequences of his strategic alliances, especially with the Egyptian princess, Bathya. Dark, mysterious, and sensuous, Bathya is a priestess, a seducer of men, and an aspiring matriarch. Her role in the Song is intentionally sinister, as she was deemed to be the epitome of everything that was of danger to Israel. Her Egyptian sorcery and her desire to become Solomon's "Number One" wife, make her a formidable adversary. This new and unusual interpretation of the Song of Solomon provides a solid rationale for the work's sustained inclusion in the canon, despite centuries of heated debate. Also of interest to those studying magic, the history of strong women in male-dominated cultures, the occult fascinations and/or misogyny of King Solomon, or the history of post-Babylon Jerusalem.
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Kamp Kulture:
A History of Nazi Exploitation
By Simon Whitechapel


Following World War II, there has been a subtle but constant drip-feed of Nazi-related material coming onto the market. Ranging from the first published concentration camp memoirs to appear in the aftermath of war, and banned 1990s computer games in which players become the Kommandants of their own death-camps, to sexploitation films of the '60s and '70s, records and comics. Kamp Kulture brings a wide range of material together for the first time to formulate a study of this unique and repulsive phenomenon: Nazi and Holocaust exploitation.
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Chapel of Extreme Experience:
Dream Machine
John Geiger


An engrossing look at flicker potentials — a visual phenomenon which became the basis of studies into how the visual brain works. In the '60s the Dream Machine was developed to reproduce this phenomenon, emitting pulses of light and projecting patterns that produce kaleidoscopic images and even hallucinations. This book follows the interest in flicker, from its scientific underpinnings to its role in the countercultural art scene. A fascinating look at the Dream Machines influence on cultural figures like William S. Burroughs, Aldous Huxley, and Allen Ginsberg.
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Brion Gysin:
Tuning in to the Multimedia Age
By Jose Ferez Kuri


Gysin was an artist whose fertile mind and range of original ideas were a source of inspiration for artists of the Beat Generation, as well as to artists in the next generation. Painter, writer, sound poet, tape composer, lyricist, and performance artist, Gysin is remembered particularly for his paintings of the North African desert and his calligraphic abstractions. The chance discovery by Gysin of the cut-up technique (later refined by William S. Burroughs) and the concept of permutated poems gave rise to original forms of sound art wordplay. Gysin's ideas also extended to the Dreamachine and to collages of text and photographs. This is the first comprehensive publication on Gysin's achievements. It features his paintings and graphics as well as examples of his poems and writings.
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The Art of Seduction
By Robert Greene


This mesmerizing exploration of the most subtle, elusive, and effective form of power is a masterful analysis of civilization's greatest seducers, from Cleopatra to JFK, as well as the classic literature of seduction from Freud to Kierkegaard and Ovid to Casanova. Robert Greene once again identifies the rules of a timeless, amoral game and explores how to cast a spell, break down resistance, and, ultimately, compel a target to surrender. Presenting the timeless profiles of each type of seducer and the twenty-four maneuvers that will guide you step by step in the game of seduction, The Art of Seduction is an indispensable primer of persuasion that reveals the timeless power of this age-old art. "The author of THE 48 LAWS OF POWER gives us another tour de force on influence, this time on the mysterious process of seduction. He describes nine basic types of seducers, and each one is illustrated by marvelous examples from history and popular culture. Skillfully drawn and paced, the examples bring to life character types that will make sense to everyone from the casual listener to the serious student of this type of influence."
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Mysterious Stranger:
A Book of Magic
By David Blaine


He was buried alive for a week in Times Square, encased in ice for three days, stood atop an 83-foot pillar for 36 hours, and since the writing of this book, lived for 44 days without food in a box over the Thames. Often touted as the new Houdini, Blaine is a consummate magician as well as endurance artist and an important force in the field for his advocacy of "street magic." Blaine offers readers a magical extravaganza, a mix of autobiography, history of magic, how-to, interactive magic tricks and advice. Magic buffs will find much here that's familiar, but even serious hobbyists will pick up tips from the tricks and explanations scattered throughout, and the final chapters, devoted to Blaine's endurance challenges, are pure gold. Copious illustrations enliven the already brisk text.
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Ghosts of Sodom:
The Secret Journals of the Marquis De Sade


The secret journal which the Marquis de Sade worked hard at maintaining, even when ill and aging at the Charenton asylum in France, has been rediscovered and is now published in English for the first time. This offers a unique insight into the workings of the mind of this aristocratic sadist and literary revolutionary. Sade was 67 years old when he wrote this journal (one in a series of four, two of which have yet to be rediscovered) during his seven years spent at the "hospital-prison." The journal reveals how his days were slow and grim, full of everyday preoccupations, worries about money, nasty quarrels with the people around him -- but were also lit up by a final erotic adventure: the last flames of his senile passion. At the Charenton asylum, Sade's death approached, darkening the colors of his life and tearing apart his feelings.
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The Book of the Die
By Luke Rhinehart


The author of the 1960s cult classic The Dice Man has written a self-help companion volume to the underground novel... the ultimate guide to "dice living". Luke Rhinehart offered the world a provocative antidote to dilemmas of choice and modern ennui: making life-changing decisions on a roll of the dice. Now, with his fiction inspiring devotees of the die around the world, he has written The Book of the Die - a bible for the dice life. Rhinehart asks: If you're bored, why not roll the dice and— whether it's a change of locale, wardrobe or career— be liberated by chance? Challenging, clever and always startling, The Book of the Die includes practical instructions for dice living, daring readers to shake up their lives and take chances they never would have imagined.
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A Secret History of Consciousness
By Gary Lachman


For the past 400 years, science has been attempting to account for everything in terms of atoms and molecules and the physical laws they adhere to. In the last part of the 20th century this effort was extended to try to include the inner world of human beings. Gary Lachman argues that this view of consciousness is both misguided and unfounded. He points to another approach to the study and exploration of consciousness that erupted into public awareness in the late 19th century. In this "secret history," consciousness is seen not as an epiphenomenon of neurons and molecules, but as responsible for them; meaning is not imported from the outer world, but rather creates it. Consciousness is at the center; it informs our world. In this view, consciousness is not a product of the brain, but a living, evolving presence whose development can be traced through different historical periods. Present consciousness is only a step on the path to a broader, more expansive consciousness. What that consciousness may be like and how it may be achieved is a major concern of this book.
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Sex & Guts 4
By Gene Gregorits, Lydia Lunch


A collection of interviews, articles and short stories that charges headlong into the sleazy world of b-movies, exploitation, rock & roll, smut and the celluloid underground. Featuring 29 interviews with noted independent film makers, musicians, writers, comedians and performance artists: John Waters, Nico B., Stuart Gordon, Asia Argento, Margaret Cho, Steve Wynn, Jello Biafra, Johnette Napilotano, J.G. Thirwell, Simon Stokes, Carla Bozulich, Jim Goad, Nick Tosches and Ron Athey. Fiction by Hubert Selby, Jr., Lydia Lunch, Bibbe Hansen, Kurt Lee and Jerry Stahl. Articles, reviews and much more.
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Solitary Sex:
A History of Masturbation
By Thomas Walter Laqueur


Masturbation may be the last taboo. The book's range is vast. It begins with the prehistory of solitary sex in the Bible and ends with third-wave feminism, conceptual artists, and the Web. It explains how and why this humble and once obscure means of sexual gratification became the evil twin--or the perfect instance--of the great virtues of modern humanity and commercial society: individual moral autonomy and privacy, creativity and the imagination, abundance and desire.
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Fast Food Nation:
The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
By Eric Schlosser


Fast food has hastened the malling of our landscape, widened the chasm between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled American cultural imperialism abroad. That's a lengthy list of charges, but here Eric Schlosser makes them stick with an artful mix of first-rate reportage, wry wit, and careful reasoning. Schlosser's myth-shattering survey stretches from California's subdivisions where the business was born to the industrial corridor along the New Jersey Turnpike where many fast food's flavors are concocted. Along the way, he unearths a trove of fascinating, unsettling truths -- from the unholy alliance between fast food and Hollywood to the seismic changes the industry has wrought in food production, popular culture, and even real estate. He also uncovers the fast food chains' disturbing efforts to reel in the youngest, most susceptible consumers even while they hone their institutionalized exploitation of teenagers and minorities.
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The Museum of Hoaxes:
A History of Outrageous Pranks and Deceptions
By Alex Boese


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The Medusa Reader
By Marjorie Garber


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Idols of Perversity:
Fantasies of Feminine Evil
By Bram Dijkstra


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The Last Filipino Head Hunters
By David Howard


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The Return of the Serpents of Wisdom
By Mark Amaru Pinkham


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The X-Rated Bible:
An Irreverent Survey of Sex in the Scriptures
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The Orgone Accumulator Handbook:
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The Structure of Magic:
A Book About Language and Therapy (NLP)
By Richard Bandler, John Grinder


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The Assassins:
A Radical Sect in Islam
By Bernard Lewis


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Hanussen:
Hitler's Jewish Clairvoyant
By Mel Gordon


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The World of Chick?
By Robert B. Fowler


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Moonchild:
The Films of Kenneth Anger
By Jack Hunter


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Hollywood Babylon
By Kenneth Anger


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Shamans Through Time
By Jeremy Narby


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The Lucifer Principle
A Scientific Expedition into the Forces of History
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Apocalypse Culture I
By Adam Parfrey


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Apocalypse Culture II
By Adam Parfrey


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Time and the Technosphere:
The Law of Time in Human Affairs
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