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More than just a book release, this is a spell using Kickstarter to raise $420 and create a more wizardly world.
More than just a book release, this was a Kickstarter spell to raise $420 and create a more wizardly world.
We raised 420% of $420, successfully entering World B.Artifacts will be arriving... eventually. :)
More than just a book release, this was a Kickstarter spell to raise $420 and create a more wizardly world. We raised 420% of $420, successfully entering World B.Artifacts will be arriving... eventually. :)
50 backers pledged $1,985 to help bring this project to life.

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I'm Devin Person. I'm a wizard. 

You're looking at the Kickstarter for the release of my very first book, "Mysteries of the Deep." While this is definitely a real Kickstarter, since it funds a real project (getting my sweet book published), I prefer to think of it as not-so-much a fundraiser, but rather "a spell to create a more wizardly world."

You have a binary choice. Donate... or don't. By choosing to donate, you're helping me create a new reality where my book gets published and I become an even better wizard. You're also bringing wizardly vibes into your own life by receiving a rare, physical copy of my book. So, do you want to send me your light energy (aka online financial transaction) and co-create a reality where you own a copy of my book or... nah?

The choice is yours. :)

Mysteries of the Deep: A real book written by a real wizard

"Mysteries of the Deep" aka the best book by a wizard you'll read this year
"Mysteries of the Deep" aka the best book by a wizard you'll read this year

"Mysteries of the Deep" is a short book that uses a nautical metaphor to explore how we subjectively create our realities and how the imaginative powers of magic can help us better navigate our lives. Although this book was written by a wizard, no belief in the supernatural is required to read, enjoy, or benefit from it. Avoiding dense occult theory and New Age woo-woo fluff, "Mysteries of the Deep" presents a straight forward analogy about how we steer our Subjective Submarines (bodies) through the Objective Ocean (reality), using humor and wit to make its ideas memorable and easy to apply.

While words are cool and all, this book also features incredible illustrations by Catherine Willett (http://www.catherinewillett.com). Inspired by tarot cards and vintage sea maps, Willett's artwork and design really brings the book to life, making the physical copies an artifact sure to catch visitors' eyes. And when they say, "What's that?" you can go, "Oh, did I not tell you I know a wizard?" Because by supporting this Kickstarter, you totally know a wizard.

This Kickstarter: A digital spell by a modern wizard 

There's only two ways this can go: My Kickstarter gets successfully funded... or it doesn't. I like to think of these two outcomes as two potential realities, which I call World A and World B.

Don't pick World A.
Don't pick World A.

Dudes, World A sucks. My Kickstarter doesn't get funded -- which is crazy because my goal is very reasonable -- and ZERO copies of my book come into existence. In World A, nobody owns a copy of "Mysteries of the Deep," I feel like a failure, and my wizard career is dead in the water. So lame.

A more wizardly world.
A more wizardly world.

World B is where it's at! In World B, this Kickstarter gets successfully funded and real physical copies of my book are brought into existence. Some of them are sent to you, the loyal patrons of this Kickstarter, making you the proud owner of Devin Person's very first book. And when I become a famous wizard, that makes you part of 21st century occult history!

The difference between World A and World B is however many copies of this book get printed. Those books being in existence, or not, creates alternate realities. Maybe a friend will borrow your copy of "Mysteries of the Deep" and get really inspired! Maybe something I say in this book causes you to approach a crucial life decision differently. Maybe this book is in your jacket and stops a bullet during a shootout (not guaranteed)!

It's like that Gwyneth Paltrow movie "Sliding Doors." There's no telling what changes will ripple out from this book being in your life, except that I'm a wizard intentionally creating this book as a spell to manifest a slightly better reality, so I can assure you that, whatever happens, it's going to be awesome.

Whatever wizard, what do I get?

I'm a cool wizard. I'll give you cool stuff.
I'm a cool wizard. I'll give you cool stuff.

Wizards help people make better realities. In exchange for your assistance in creating World B, the sweet wizard reality, I'm offering a variety of prizes that allow you to personally experience the benefits of my unique brand of mysticism.

Wizardly wisdom - Even if you just get the eBook edition, you're still exposing yourself to my sagely advice. This could fundamentally alter the way you see the world, or just be a decent way to kill time on your commute. Either way, it's a new reality.

Magical artifacts - Aka "physical books for you to own." Like I said, I'm becoming a famous wizard so owning a first edition Kickstarter copy of "Mysteries of the Deep" is pretty awesome. I'm also hoping to make these physical editions really special, so you'll be proud to display it on your altar, bookshelf, or combination bookshelf-altar. They sell those at IKEA now.

Occult services - When not writing books, I help people solve problems through occult consultations and personalized rituals. We can talk over the phone, Skype, or in-person (NYC), and I'll devote my full attention to understanding your issue and helping you discover imaginative ways to unlock the solution waiting in your subconscious. Think of it as a cross between therapy, coaching, and creative problem solving, done by the smart ass who wrote this Kickstarter.

Ritual performances - Sometimes you just need a wizard. Experience the power of a post-modern magic ritual specially tailored to fit the needs of you, your event, and your belief system.

Spread seeds. Support a stranger.

Where in the world are all the copies of "Mysteries of the Deep?"
Where in the world are all the copies of "Mysteries of the Deep?"

Have you ever read a book that changed your life, then realized that the author has NO IDEA how profoundly their work changed your life? That's the idea behind "seed copies," a special part of this Kickstarter spell where I will be sending additional copies of this book out into the wild, across the United States, intentionally left in public places like libraries, coffee shops, museum bathrooms, buses, punk venues, and more.

Each seed copy will be stamped with information explaining the project to the discoverer, including a social media hashtag so we can all follow these books on their journey as they bounce through the world and occasionally have their images uploaded to the Internet.

Help me raise $420 to print this book

A mystically and numerologically significant number.
A mystically and numerologically significant number.

Being a wizard means I enjoy surfing the exquisite possibilities of the unknown. I have no idea how much money this Kickstarter will raise or how many copies of the book I'll be able to print. But I can promise you that the more copies I make, the sweeter every single book will be. Fancy binding, additional content, that gold edge stuff they put on bibles... the possibilities are in your hands!

If you help me raise $420, I will bring physical copies of this book into existence. If you help me raise MORE than $420, I will make these books as awesome as I can... and reward you for your support! 

For the first 10 multiples of $420 raised, whichever group your donation puts you in, I'll be coming up with a special bonus prize for you and your group. Be a pioneer in the first $420, or be a saint and push it just past $4,200. Your money makes my magic possible and I'll be stretching my ample imagination to thank you for your support.

I believe in you. Your magic is real.

This is Devin Person, signing off.
This is Devin Person, signing off.

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Risks and challenges

This book is written and it looks great! I can guarantee that as long as we meet our goal, everyone who donates will get an eBook soon after the Kickstarter ends.

But of course, the printing is a journey of its own and I want to make sure that, depending on how much is raised, each physical copy embodies the maximum potential of this spell. This may involve further design work, ceremonial printing magic, or other unexpected epiphanies that make the book better... but take a tad more time to complete.

That being said, the biggest risk is probably to me and my love of being chill, so if you get a personalized ritual, consultation, or other service, please be cool about how soon you receive this since I'm only one wizard. But as a wizard, I give you my word that if you donate you'll be happily inhabiting your own World B (and have received all your prizes) by the end of 2016.

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    1 Positive Vibe / Half eBook

    You know how people say, "I'll send you positive vibes?" Well, this is ONE vibe. You also get half the eBook. Which half? You'll find out.

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    2 Positive Vibes / Whole eBook

    Two positive vibes is enough to have a pretty great day, plus a digital download of "Mysteries of the Deep," which is like, priceless wizard wisdom for the ages.

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    Dank Wizard Meme Stash

    A printed copy of one of Devin Person's "Personism" wizard memes, signed by Devin with a sparkly gel pen then mailed to you. Own a piece of the physical Internet, plus the eBook.

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    Mysteries of the Deep: Magical Artifact Edition (and eBook)

    A rare PHYSICAL copy of "Mysteries of the Deep." Heady wizard knowledge, bound up in a tangible object that can sit on your shelf and remind everyone you're down with wizards. Plus an eBook download.

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    Send a Seed!: Magic Artifact, Seed Copy, AND eBook

    Support a total stranger's encounter with magic by supporting a "seed copy," a print edition of the book dropped in a public place thanks to your support. Plus your own sweet print edition mailed to you AND dat sweet eBook.

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    Art is Magic - Book + Art Artifact Pack

    Receive not one, but TWO magical artifacts. You get a physical copy of Devin's book AND an 11 x 17 print of one of Catherine Willett's incredible cover page illustrations.

    Two great magical artifacts for you to leave around your home, sparking conversation with guests about how you totally know a sweet wizard.

    Plus eBook.

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    69 - Real Wizard Dirty Talk sesh!!!! - 69

    Normally Devin charges $6.66 per minute for occult dirty talk, but in this special Kickstarter reward, you'll get a 20 minute erotic wizard phone call*, 2 wizard sexts, AND the book (print edition for you, seed copy for a stranger, and eBook). That's hot.

    *erotic wizard phone call can include sex magic coaching, wizard dirty talk, or erotic hypnosis. Your choice you kinky wizard!

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    Crystals are Cool Combo Pack

    - eBook download
    - Print edition for yourself
    - Seed copy for a stranger
    - 8 x 8" crystal art print by Catherine Willet
    - A cool magic stone Devin found somewhere and imbued with wizardly vibrations.

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    BE A SEED SOURCE!!!!

    Be the vessel through which seed copies of "Mysteries of the Deep" make their way into the world. Devin will send you several copies of the book, and you will have the honor of dropping them in strange locations for strangers to discover. By performing this task, you will become a conduit for wizard magic and your reality will become significantly tighter.

    - You gotta promise to drop the books, upload pictures of the drop to social media, and not just keep 4 copies of my book for yourself.
    - The amount of copies received depends on your location and drop ideas. If you're going on tour or traveling and can place these somewhere weird, you'll get a lot. If the best you can do is a coffee shop in Austin, TX, I'll send you like 2 or 3.
    - You'll also get your own SIGNED copy and the eBook, which I will digitally sign, making this one of the sweetest, rarest, most mystic rewards.

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    MEGA Art is Magic - Book + 5 Art Prints Pack

    Step up your occult interior decoration game with a complete set of "Mysteries of the Deep" cover page illustrations. These 11 x 17 prints can turn any room of your house into a nautical wizard lair.

    Plus a physical copy of the book for you and that sweet eBook download.

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    MY PARTY HAS A WIZARD!!! (NYC only)

    Can you imagine having guests run up to you at your next party or event to say, "Oh my god, how on Earth did you get a wizard to show up? This is the greatest party ever!"

    Well, imagine no more. Devin Person will come hang out at your party, in his most wizardly attire. Depending on his mood and your guests' vibes, he might perform a ritual.

    But he'll definitely hang out, socialize, and kick it as late as your party goes. Everyone wants their party to feel like magic, but only your party has a real wizard in attendance.

    (I'll also bring a print copy of the book for you when I come to the party. If the party is fun, I'll sign it at the end of the night.)

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    Your Own Personal Wizard: Consultation + Books

    Devin Person can't fix all your problems, but through the powers of an occult consultation, the two of you can work together to use wizard magic to make your reality... slightly better.

    - Hour and a half "occult consultation" with professional wizard Devin Person (available in-person in NYC or Skype anywhere)
    - eBook, print edition for you, and seed copy for a stranger

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    Private **420** Ritual for You (and up to 4 friends)

    Wizard and author Devin Person will create and perform an interactive occult ritual for you and up to four guests. This ritual will be customized to your needs (thru a 20 minute phone call) and probably take about as long as Sleep's "Dopesmoker." If you're curious as to what a $420 wizard ritual is like, you probably need one.

    - includes ONE signed copy of "Mysteries of the Deep"
    - For travel outside NYC, backer must supply airfare and accommodation.

    ***If 2 or more backers want to combine their ritual, I will cover my own airfare**

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    TRANSFORM YOUR REALITY!!!!

    ~ Multi-Month Wizard Magic Assisted Ritual ~

    For the last 8 months, Devin worshipped a gnome god of humor to receive its assistance in developing this book/project/spell. You're reading this, so it clearly had a transformational effect on Devin's world. Now, he'd like to help you mystically enhance your reality.

    Starting with a two hour consultation, you and Devin will work together to create a multi-month ritual (up to 8 months) based around you and your needs and desires. Devin will help you harness your powers of silliness and imagination to connect to a personal deity, making change fun and effective.

    Throughout the ritual, Devin will do monthly consultations to help you plan your own rituals, navigate obstacles, and create a slightly better reality.

    This is a rare opportunity to work one-on-one with a real wizard, exclusively available as part of this Kickstarter spell.

    (you also get a SIGNED book and some art prints.)

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