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Paul: Which book does he talk about the Mer?? Would love to read that (especially if it got you excited!)

btw: My book(let) "The Last Museum" is in it's final re-edit so I can put it on line FREE to read for Café folk. I had sold it for many years and it got a LOT of folks excited enough to want to display them thar 'critters'. Will let you know when it's up here.

Meanwhile I can't wait to read (or hear) what Shiels had to say!

Doug
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Doug,

I'll look it up and post. It's a Jenny Hanniver in the narrow sense, a "Sea Devil," not a Feejee Mermaid.

See how the mere mention of his name has us going? Now we are talking about monster taxonomy.

Yours,

Paul
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Basically it is a jarred, in liquid, specimen carved from a real fish. I don't remember what book it is either. If the Doc doesn't come up with it, I'll find it. But yeah, I agree about Shiels. Who else would have you produce proof of capturing a small demon?
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Actually (not to contradict you but) a Jenny Hanniver is a term used in very early
England (and Euro environs) for a 'feegee' mermaid...LONG before they were called feegee's or popularised by PT barnum.) This is a VERY old enterprise....the little monkey/fish 'monsters' were usually brought from the area of the Japan Sea and were gaffed there a whole lot of years (17th century) before PT decided to make one a star.

Sea Devils or mutated Guitar Fish may also have been called Jenny Hanivers as well but these usually rather smelly exhibits in that case were being masqueraded as desicated Mers.

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@Clifford the Red

Maybe you mean "Pickled "Thing" in the book "Something Strange"?

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Yeah I think that's the one Smile
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I have been studying Doc for a time now and the above book at this time I don't have. I can tell you this though. I have found most of Doc's books VERY useful with little pipe dreaming. Most of the magick in his pages are simplistic in effect yet yield maximum strenth. In my opinion Bizarre magick suffered a terrible loss when Tony left magick. Its kinda of strange as it seemed in all his books he was looking forward to seeing the NEW kids on the block. I have attempted to find Tony several times, getting tips here and there. I was hoping to get a lecture together with some of his effects as well as some of his effects expanded. Without permission this will not be happening. It's very frustaighting because a lot of his works were done by Tony Andruzzi which means I can not get permission from the editor without a ouija board! If you are serious student of the art of bizarre magick,find his teachings!

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Calexa nailed it, it's "Pickled Thing" in Something Strange. Doc Shiels doesn't use the term Jenny Hanniver, but I have seen this term applied in the narrow sense to this one item. I don't seek to dispute Doug on matters of teratology, and a Google search on "Jenny Haniver" (just one N) turns up Feejee Mermaids, so Doug is of course correct. If you poke around you will see that it appears to be a generic term for an assemblage of assorted parts, although of course Doug and certain other suppliers that we might name only deal with the genuine article.

Speaking to the text in question, "Something Strange" was published by the Supreme Magic Company of Devon, England. My copy is stamped by Lee Jacobs, as was their custom, and still bears the penciled price of $9. I am sure that I got it mail order.

Sweet nightmares!

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Paul
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I bought this book for 5 pounds by "Magic Books by post". that's about 9,5 $. Now let´s talk about inflation....;-)

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Wait. Did you say it tells you how to show your astral body floating above your physical body? If so then I need this book.
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All books of Tony Doc Shiels are a must ! Especially The Cantrip Codex. I would advise also "Monstrum, a wizard's tale". it's not a book of tricks, but... What a book !! Inside this book, some nice pictures of Max Maven, Tony Andruzzi, David Hoy and many more...
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Interesting to see this thread resurfacing after all this time. Most of these booklets were written back in a time when terse writing was the rule and patter was left to the judgment of the potential performer. Now, I think we may be spoiled to a certain degree. More and more books are coming out that have complete patter. This gives the possibility of a certain "sameness" to performers who are unable to come up with their own material.

We should all remember that no matter how wonderful a story is, we need to adapt it to our own performances.
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That´s true Bill. And the Shiels books give you very interesting ideas without great patter.

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I believe there was an effect in "13" that involved the production of a small grotesque sea monster- it may have been called "Jack in the Box", but I'm not positive since I don't have the book in front of me.

Creepy idea in any event, and one likely to inspire genuine horror.
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On 2006-07-09 14:28, kamus wrote:
I believe there was an effect in "13" that involved the production of a small grotesque sea monster- it may have been called "Jack in the Box", but I'm not positive since I don't have the book in front of me.


Hi kamus

I`m interested in this effect. I looked through "13" and " Something Strange" today but couldn't find the effect you mentioned (Jack in the Box?).
In "Demons, Darklings , Doppelgaegers" there is an effect created by Leslie May called "From Deep Down".
Is this the one you are talking about?

Thanks for any help
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I recently bought this booklet, and I'm enjoyining it. It's a pleasant reading, apart from performing or not the effects Shiels describes. What makes it so pleasant is the genuine enthusiasm he's showing, the desire of entertain others having fun himself. He must be a nice person.
I have a little question btw. Presenting the first effect, Night of the Demon, he does mention of a "drummer's siren". I couldn't find out what's this object...in that context I'd think of a whistle, but I'm not sure.
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Argh! Another book to add to the ever-increasing list of "Things-That-Must-Be-Bought"!
You are all going to bankrupt me Smile
But please keep the suggestions coming Smile
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I'm considering this book because I'm looking for a practical method to visualize "ghostly figures" to the audience and so far andrew mayne's Ghost Vision is the only one I came across. Can someone give more details about what the demons & ghosts look like in this book? (i.e. a prop, a sillohette behind a cloth, an indistguishable red ball of light, other?
I'm looking for something that looks like a human.
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On 2005-01-21 14:52, Doug Higley wrote:
Paul: Which book does he talk about the Mer?? Would love to read that (especially if it got you excited!)

btw: My book(let) "The Last Museum" is in it's final re-edit so I can put it on line FREE to read for Café folk. I had sold it for many years and it got a LOT of folks excited enough to want to display them thar 'critters'. Will let you know when it's up here.

Meanwhile I can't wait to read (or hear) what Shiels had to say!

Doug


Doug, did you ever release The Last Museum?
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Is there anyone willing to sell this book?
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