Tag: magic

Magnetic Anomaly

Mimsy January 15, 2019

Brief video description: a series of 8 slides, some still photographs, others animated gifs, combining scans of topographical maps, photographs of the Bogong High Plains, and line drawings featuring eye shapes and black, closely spaced lines. Each slide contains an amorphous, melting, black-bordered white text box. The story written in the text boxes is printed below:

In December 2018, I went hiking on the Bogong High Plains in the Alpine National Park. I went there to visit the magnetic anomaly.

Magnetic anomalies are places where there is a measurable deviation from the Earth’s usual magnetic field. These deviations in the field arise from variations in the chemical composition of local rocks.

I walked to the top of Mt Jim in order to look South over the magnetic anomaly.

As you can see, there is nothing to see.

The disturbance in the field is imperceptible. I saw no change in the rock, and I felt no anomalous bodily pull.

All the same, I’m glad to know that I was looking at the magnetic anomaly, even though I wasn’t seeing it.

Manifest Cat

Mimsy November 8, 2018

Here is a photographic ritual for manifesting cats that you can try at home. If you do not have access to a real cat, you may substitute a picture of a cat. However, the magic is more potent if the original cat is a body, rather than an image of a body.

The greater the number of recursive cat images you display in your home, the greater the number of cats who will appear to you elsewhere in your life.

Image description: a closeup photograph of a medium-haired tortoiseshell cat sleeping curled up on a dark blue sofa.

Image description: a closeup photograph of a medium-haired tortoiseshell cat sleeping curled up on a dark blue sofa.

Image description: a photograph in portrait orientation of a medium-haired tortoiseshell cat sleeping curled up on a dark blue sofa. The top of the sofa is just over half way up the image. Above that there is a greyish-cream wall. At the top centre of the photograph, attached to the wall, is a closeup photograph of the same cat, sleeping in the same position, on the same sofa.

Image description: a photograph in portrait orientation of a medium-haired tortoiseshell cat sleeping curled up on a dark blue sofa. The top of the sofa is just over half way up the image. Above that there is a greyish-cream wall. At the top centre of the photograph, attached to the wall, is a closeup photograph of the same cat, sleeping in the same position, on the same sofa.

catmanifest3

Image description: a photograph in portrait orientation of a medium-haired tortoiseshell cat sleeping curled up on a dark blue sofa. The top of the sofa is just over half way up the image. Above that there is a greyish-cream wall. At the top right of the photograph, attached to the wall, is a closeup photograph of the same cat, sleeping in the same position, on the same sofa. At the top centre of the photograph, attached to the wall, is a photograph of the same cat, sleeping on the same sofa, below the same wall, to which a closeup photograph of the same sleeping cat is affixed.

catmanifest4

Image description: a photograph in portrait orientation of a medium-haired tortoiseshell cat sleeping curled up on a dark blue sofa. The top of the sofa is just over half way up the image. Above that there is a greyish-cream wall. At the top right of the photograph, attached to the wall, is a closeup photograph of the same cat, sleeping in the same position, on the same sofa. At the top centre of the photograph, attached to the wall, is a photograph of the same cat, sleeping on the same sofa, below the same wall, to which a closeup photograph of the same sleeping cat is affixed. To the left of this photograph, and below the closeup photograph, is a third photograph attached to the wall. It displays the same cat, sleeping on the same sofa, below the same wall, to which the same photographs of a closeup cat and a cat sleeping on a sofa below a photograph of a closeup cat are affixed.