Clint Marsh was born in Minnesota in 1974. When he was six years old, his family moved into a mossy-shingled house nestled in a forest in Iowa. The previous owner had left in the house a library of occult tomes, and these were among the first books the young boy would read.
Thirteen years later, Marsh started his own publishing company -- Wonderella Printed -- and began issuing pamphlets of his and others' writing and art. As the years went by, Marsh's publications leaned increasingly toward the esoteric subject matter that enchanted him when he was just a boy.
In 1998, Wonderella published four issues of "Phooka: The Journal of the Overland Mallet Club," edited by Reginald Bakeley. From 1999 to 2003, Marsh was the consulting editor on Jeff Hoke's "Guide to Lost Wonder" series, which in 2006 was collected and published by Weiser Books as "The Museum of Lost Wonder." Marsh and Hoke also collaborated on a series of psychic development pamphlets which Weiser published as "The Mentalist's Handbook" in 2008.
In the first half of the show, historian of stage magic Jim Steinmeyer talked about Howard Thurston, who back in the early decades of the 1900s, produced ambitious magic spectacles. In the latter half of the show, expert in psychic powers and mentalism, Clint Marsh, discussed the various ways people reach into the unknown including crystal gazing, as well as his involvement as the editor of Swami Panchadasi's Clairvoyance and Occult Powers, a new edition of a lost classic of mental development. ... More »Host: George Noory