In DIY Magic, Anthony Alvarado provides readers with a collection of techniques for accessing deeper levels of creative thought by hacking into their subconscious. From Salvador Dali's spoon technique and ornithomancy (divination by crows), to bibliomancy and using (legal) stimulants, the exercises in this book will help anyone chasing the muse - from artists and musicians, to writers and more - as they tug at the strings of everyday reality and tap into the magic of their own minds.
Anthony Alvarado has been a forest fire fighter, a high school science teacher, a library delivery truck driver, a telephone psychic, and a mental health counselor. He lives with a cat, a dog, and a girl in Portland, Oregon. When he is not doing magical experiments he spends his time writing and trying not to drink too much coffee.