D.I.Y. Magic

D.I.Y. Magic: A Strange & Whimsical Guide to Creativity is now available for pre-order!










Available for pre-order from Amazon.com

And also on itunes.

D.I.Y. Magic has 36 mind-expanding exercises like:

  • Lucid Dreaming
  • Building your own tarot deck
  • Vision Quests
  • Creating Memory palaces
  • Getting lost in a familiar city
  • & much more


“Alvarado’s magic is an entirely different thing altogether. It’s along the lines of hacking one’s perception — going on reality trips (mostly) within the confines of the law.” Boing Boing

“Magical practice for the roving tripper, sloppy scrapper, intuitive lifesprout, beligerent believer, permanent vacationer and dirty weirdo.”  Quimby’s

“These are not quarters-from-behind-your-ears tricks your uncle would do–unless your uncle is really, really cool.” L.A. Zine Fest

“Anthony Alvarado has concocted a cookbook for vivid living: poetry that’s lived rather than written.”  Lord Whimsy, author of The Affected Provincial’s Companion



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