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Within the Dark Circle by Anonymous and B. W. McCarron Within the Dark Circle
by Anonymous and
B. W. McCarron

This hard-to-find text on trumpet mediumship and fraudulent spiritism is now updated and better than ever.

Audiences enjoy seeing the psychic entertainer reveal the inside secrets of fraudulent mediums. And now, thanks to this rare old manuscript, you can!

We love the title, for it really sets the mood, as the manifestations described take place in the dark, around the séance table. This is just the ticket for hosting a regular series of entertaining séances at your home, or that of your client.

And that's not all. Only in this edition is revealed a modern-day source for obtaining a spirit trumpet that you can use as a prop in your act. It also makes a dandy device for the newspaper photo shoot, allowing the picture to inform your potential audience that you really are an expert on the subject.

Plus, this revised and updated book includes insights into the original author, known only as "Anonymous." In all, five chapters of new content has been added, as well as a host of relevant illustrations from magic and occult sources.


  • Introduction
  • Foreword
  • A Few Facts You Should Know
  • Séance Preparation and Opening Presentation
  • The Trumpet Séance and Its Various Effects
  • No. 1: Using One Trumpet
  • No. 2: With Two Trumpets and a Worker
  • No. 3: With Further Advice and Suggestions
  • No. 4: Voices from the Spirit Realm
  • No. 5: Using A Table
  • Raps and Knocks
  • Producing Spirit Lights
  • The Trance State
  • Materialization and its Phases
  • Test Cases for Materialization
  • A Masterful Method
  • The Mental Séance Circle: Dark and Light
  • An Effective Manner for Securing Dope on Sitters
  • Advertising and Admission Prices
  • Clues to the Origin of Within the Dark Circle
  • About the Editor
  • Illustration Credits
  • Thank You
  • Recommended Books

The book has been completely reset in new type, with edits and new material from B. W. McCarron (author of Kara's Crystal Visions). This is a must-have book for anyone interested in spiritism, psychic entertainment or the methods of fraudulent occultists.

Revised edition (C) 2019.

This book is offered in both digital and print editions.
(A) Get the digital edition from, or

(B) Get the print edition from House of Mystery Books.


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