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New Year Greeting - 2012

2012 For You: A Year in Book-Signs

Building on the work initiated via my Book Signs — Deriving People Types by the Books One Reads, I take a look into what the new year 2012 holds for you — based on the books you read. Unlike other esoteric, psychic sciences, Book-Signs is solely dependent on your interest in the literary world and …

Daniel Home, The ‘First’ Psychic: Book by Peter Lamont

Daniel Home, The ‘First’ Psychic: Book by Peter Lamont

Dr Peter Lamont, the author of The Rise & Fall of the Indian Rope Trick [read The legend of the Indian Rope Trick: An interview with Peter Lamont], and co-author of Magic in Theory, has published his latest book: THE FIRST PSYCHIC: The Peculiar Mystery of a Notorious Victorian Wizard. Picture Credit: TOBY WILLIAMS – image sourced from The Evening …

Peter Lamont on ‘the First Psychic’

Peter Lamont on ‘the First Psychic’

Dr Peter Lamont, the author of The Rise and Fall of the Indian Rope Trick [read The legend of the Indian Rope Trick: An interview with Peter Lamont], and co-author of Magic in Theory, has published his third and latest book: THE FIRST PSYCHIC: The Peculiar Mystery of a Notorious Victorian Wizard. As the title …

Of Howard Rheingold and his new book…!

Of Howard Rheingold and his new book…!

Howard Rheingold’s Latest Connection The tech guru sees a “new economic system” in the unconscious cooperation embodied by Google links and Amazon lists Howard Rheingold is on the hunt again. With his last book, Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution, in 2001, the longtime observer of technology trends made a persuasive case that pervasive mobile …

Part 2… and counting…

Part 2… and counting…

Here’s the second part of the interview : Magic is about the effect, not about the trick In the second part of his interview, Peter Lamont delves into how magicians use psychology as an important tool in their performances and what constitutes magic. Magic is not about getting something up your sleeve. It is, he …

Blowing the trumpet…

Blowing the trumpet…

Hey! This one is mine… Hope you find in interesting … ‘Every culture believes in some sort of magic’ ‘With the notion of the mystic East, the people in the West may find an inexplicable mystery in India somehow more impressive, more mysterious, more mystical,’ says magic researcher Peter Lamont Read more @ Rediff.com >>

Scary thought… to say the least

Scary thought… to say the least

In Fundamentally, Bush Works on Faith, published in the Los Angeles Times, Peter Schweizer and Rochelle Schweizer (the authors of The Bushes: Portrait of a Dynasty) write: Ask Bush family members and friends about the intersection between the war on terrorism and George W. Bush’s Christian faith and you get some strong answers. “George sees …