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Ideally, I am looking for sources of true stories for mental routines..where would you go to look for them? Obviously a search of the web would be a free source of material.

I do have a number of "new/age " type of books, but what I am looking for isn't found in there.

Specifically anything that deals with ghosts, or spirits, Life after Death, things that happened for "real" ( or people who believe what happened is real ). I like the idea of remote viewing but don't have a story for it.

Point me in the right direction, would you please?!

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I'll give you one based upon real events.  When the Russian submarine Kursk (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_submarine_Kursk_(K-141)), at least one psychic in the U.S. was contacted by representatives within the government to see if an attempt at remote viewing might be possible.  The concern was the condition of the submarine and whether it might have been carrying nuclear devices.  And if so, how many and in what condition they were at present.

I don't mean to be cryptic, but this was a real event and that is all I can report.
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Hi. I've mentioned these before on these forums, but they're probably relevant here.

I have a set of Man, Myth and Magic, which I inherited from my grandfather. They were magazines, published every two weeks, from 1970 - 1972.
There were folders available as part of the subscription (leather, with gold leaf writing on the spine), in which the magazines, minus the covers, were placed. This made up a seven volume set of books. The covers were placed in a separate folder - black with gold leaf writing - and this made up an eighth book, called Frontiers of Belief.

The books were a landmark in publications of the paranormal. This was the first time all facets of the subject were brought together into a single set of books - until then books tended to focus on one or two subjects.
The British Museum in London actually has the very same set I have.

These are a fantastic resource, and you'll find plenty of good stories and information that you could use for presentations.

They were originally brought out in the UK, and then the States a year or two later. The USA version had (I think) twenty four volumes. It was the exact same content, each book was a lot smaller. This was due to differing fashions at the time - in the UK folk preferred large book shelves and bigger books, in the States it was the opposite.

Both types come up from time to time on eBay, probably Amazon and the like as well. Sometimes they go for very reasonable prices - although sometimes they aren't a complete set.
It could be worth your while to keep a look out for them - I think you'd enjoy owning a set.



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There are a ton of books on life after death, Near Death Experiences , Past Life Regressions and they make for interesting reading.

As for Remote Viewing, not read so many myself but I remember an episode of Columbo centred around RV and magic, it was titled Columbo Goes to the Guillotine.  Movies are also great resources for stories on topics such as ghosts, spirits etc and they also have the added advantage of demonstrating how to dramatize an idea - always a good lesson to learn.
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RayJ,

Yes! That is the kind of thing I am looking for..it's very different and could make for a good routine. Sorry, to those  on board that submarine that died.

Jim F,

Thanks I will be on the lookout for it!

Keep those ideas coming in lol! 

Socrates,

Life after death is next on my plate. I have some ideas about that too. I came up with a past-life regression script that you may like.



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The Conjuring 2, is loosely based on a true story, which happened in Enfield London in the 70s - more commonly known as "the Enfield Poltergeist". I've always been fascinated with the story, and despite it's debunkers, there are still many unanswered questions about the case.
This could be good for some sort of effect/presentation, and because of the film, the basic story will be familiar to many audience members.

Borley Rectory (I'm not sure if that's spelled correctly), is another fascinating case of a haunted house, and was investigated intently by Harry Price (he moved in for some time).

Also look into the stories of Alastair Crowley, another fascinating character, for some ideas.



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While we're on the subject of the strange - here is an idea I've always liked the thought of, but never tried.

My aunt stayed on the Isle of Man for a few years, working in a hotel. There was a fortune teller she used to go to, who was apparently really good. She would do cards and crystal ball.
My aunt told me that when this lady did the crystal, the client would sit opposite her, and they would hold hands, the crystal ball was between them on a small round table.
The lady would close her eyes for a moment, then open them and look into the ball. My aunt said that when she opened her eyes to do the reading, her eyes would look different to before she closed them - kind of like she was suddenly drunk.

I thought using the Biokinesis trick/technique, with subtle contact lenses, would look great for duplicating this in a magic/bizarre context. Just a very slight change, without calling any attention to it.

Like I said, I've never got round to using it, but thought it may be of interest.



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"Bad storytellers make spells. Great storytellers break them" - Martin Shaw
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Fortean Times is another magazine thats worth reading for all sorts of inspiration!
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Here's another source for routines here in the USA & Canada..
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coast_to_Coast_AM

I can't believe I forgot about C2C lol.

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