Bizarre Lecture5 Birtwell.
was a member of Salem's Lott, we presented a lecture to the Salem SAM
Assembly 104 on Bizarre Magic. We presented a history plus discussion of
what Bizarre Magick is, and then ended the lecture with several
presentations of Bizarre Magick. None of the presentations were of the
"dark" variety because the meeting was held in a Baptist
Church. The lecture was well received, but
Good Bizarre Magick should get the participants wrapped up in the moment, so they believe anything is possible. This is the "suspension of disbelief" factor often mentioned with regards to Bizarre Magick. There is a purpose for the magick, which is often presented via the vehicle of a story.
is often a feeling of "sharing an experience" with the
participants.There is no "I'm magical and you're not" attitude
in good Bizarre Magic (unless that is the "character" you are
intending to portray). Notice I refer to participants, and not the
Bizarre Magick doesn't have to always deal with occult-related topics, but often does. This is probably due to the emotional impact of the occult, or the unknown. Just look at the success of horror and mystery novels and movies.
Last of all, the Bizarre Magickian would feel the performance was a failure if he/she heard "How did he do that???" from the participants. The Bizarrist would much rather just hear "Wow!!!" from the participants.
still didn't seem to clear up the difference between
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