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The Conspiracy BookThose of my readers interested in secret societies, or looking for a gift for someone who likes odd corners of history, may want to know about a new book of mine, just out from Sterling Publishing. The Conspiracy Book is a history of secret societies in the Western world, told in a hundred historical vignettes. It's a quick read, not to mention a gorgeously illustrated hardback with the kind of attractive cover you don't get often these days -- if you've seen my earlier Sterling title The Occult Book, this is the same sort of thing. Sterling is Barnes and Noble's house publisher, you can order copies here, or pick one up at your local B&N if you've got one -- but don't tell anyone that you've read it. ;-)

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Date: 2019-01-03 04:18 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
What if I can guess your current location? Would you still have to kill me? ;)

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Date: 2019-01-03 07:58 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] peter_van_erp
If you guess the location, John will change your consciousness by his will, causing you to doubt your guess.
OTOH, I know his location, but I will never tell!

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Date: 2019-01-03 10:59 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
He is near more than one tree...

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Date: 2019-01-04 01:47 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Looks great. And what a gorgeous cover! I must get a copy, though it will put all of the other (non-JMG) books on my shelf to shame. Book envy can get ugly ;)

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Date: 2019-01-05 01:56 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Funny! Makes you wonder what they were really trying to sell.

Just today I received in the mail a beautiful set of rainbow-colored books, which I have lined up along the top my desk. It's the 10-volume set of "The Archdruid Report," and I know they will get along famously with this new book of yours :-)

Katie

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Date: 2019-01-05 02:40 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Ah, well, I can vouch for there being no intrinsic connection between alternative spirituality and hot kinky anything. ;-)

I've been an ADR fan since the early days, so this will be a re-read for me. Actually, I'll be reading them with my teenage son, thereby introducing the next generation to your ideas. He's one of your biggest fans, you know!

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Date: 2019-01-06 03:28 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] isabelcooper
Well, in the art department/editorial board's case, it was probably less genuine confusion and more "hey, horny young men (or other people who like naked women, for that matter) have disposable income!"

Similar to de Camp: the first Scottish dragon shapeshifter novels (...I know) had the dragons in question in Victorian England, dressed as one might in polite society for the time. This in no way stopped two of the three covers from featuring shirtless men with kilts and broadswords.

On the other hand, the checks cash, so I'm more amused than anything else.

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Date: 2019-01-05 07:19 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I don’t remember who wrote it but I once saw this, “The Song of the Science Fiction Writer” or some such title:

There’s a bimbo on the cover of my book
There’s a bimbo on the cover of my book
She is blonde and she is sexy
She is nowhere in the text, she
Is the bimbo on the cover of my book.

bimbos

Date: 2019-01-06 05:38 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Mustn't forget _Bimbos of the Death Star_ by Sharyn McCrumb, a mystery set at a sci-fi convention. Humorous and purported to contain fairly recognizable portraits of some big name writers of the time


Rita

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Date: 2019-01-04 09:31 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
You might be interested to learn that there is presently a related happening going on in regards to the 9/11 attacks - Hiscox and Lloyds of London got hacked, and litigation documents filled with juicy primary historical data relating to it are being leaked in tranches: http://archive.vn/JYtu4

conspiracies

Date: 2019-01-04 07:35 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
We Boomers have had two major events in our lifetimes with questionable official explanations--JFK assassination and 9/11. Saw part of a presentation about the latter at a Mensa gathering a few years back. Not totally convincing but did raise questions. Now for the previous generation it was the rumor that FDR knew the Japanese were going to bomb Pearl Harbor. Years ago I read a theosophy book that posited an afterlife with libraries--I was totally jazzed by that idea, especially the part about the history books having the real story.

The book also described crafts workshops and outdoor concerts with colored lights above the orchestra--light shows before their time. I didn't realize it was theosophy at the time, I was only 12 and had never heard of theosophy. Then decades later I heard the book being discussed on Art Bell's radio program and scribbled down the title and author so I could reread it. Thats when I noticed Theosophy Society as the publisher.

B & N

Date: 2019-01-05 01:11 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] peter_van_erp
I checked the B & N web site, and several stores near your current location have it in stock. Do you know if there may be any signed copies?

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Date: 2019-01-06 02:30 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] robertmathiesen
My wife and I have both been enjoying it enormously! It is a delightful read, and it also gives the impression that JMG thoroughy enjoyed writing it. I have ordered its companion piece, "The Occult Book," from Barnes and Noble; it should arrive any day now.

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Date: 2019-01-07 11:12 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] peter_van_erp
Today is my birthday, and by some strange coincidence, this was a birthday present! I look forward to curling up with it after dinner!

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Date: 2019-01-13 12:18 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
For those on the hunt, it’s shelved in Personal Development/Ancient Mysteries, which is a real section (well, two sections) at Barnes & Noble. It’s the next row over from Sports.

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Date: 2019-01-13 02:27 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
This book is excellent, for anyone teetering on the fence. Go buy it!

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