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In accordance with Lodge tradition, official documents will be finalized with red ink.
In accordance with Lodge tradition, official documents will be finalized with red ink.

 Adopt your very own demon and help Monica immortalize all her homeless horrors in The Lost Key to Infernal Spirits of the New World, a Grimoire of 72 demon portraits.  No Magickal experience is required for your adoption.  Got a soul?  YOU can adopt a demon! (Or demons, really, take on as many as you like.)

UPDATE 3/20/2014 -- Don't forget to click the updates tab at the top of the campaign to see Grimoire details and more demon art!

 All Pledgers/Adopters at all levels will receive a THANK YOU mention in the completed Grimoire!

 What are the Benefits of Adoption?

  • Learn Gibbering and other dead languages
  • Eliminate the need for home security, or heating
  • An uplifting brimstone aroma neutralizes litter box odors
  • Great playmate for existing pets
  • Low grooming needs
  • Will provide hours of exciting visions and night terrors
Mutt Print Reward! We apologize that the Royal New England Anti-Exorcism League is not able to offer spay or neuter services at this time.
Mutt Print Reward! We apologize that the Royal New England Anti-Exorcism League is not able to offer spay or neuter services at this time.
Oropouche Print Reward. Wee wee pads not included.
Oropouche Print Reward. Wee wee pads not included.
Welcome the pitter-patter of stumpy claws and cloven hooves into your life. Baud Print Reward
Welcome the pitter-patter of stumpy claws and cloven hooves into your life. Baud Print Reward
Alphelo Print Reward. Ask your vet or pastor about de-horning procedures.
Alphelo Print Reward. Ask your vet or pastor about de-horning procedures.
Gryphon Pencil example for Original Art Pencil reward level!
Gryphon Pencil example for Original Art Pencil reward level!

Rewards!

Each Adoption Certificate is personalized with the names of the adopter and demonic adoptee.  Printed on archival parchment, certificates are notarized with the stamp of the Royal New England Anti-Exorcism League and measure 8.5 x 11 inches. Suitable for framing, surreptitiously passing to your nemesis, or burning at the cross roads under the gibbous moon.

The GRIMIORE.  Much like Sibley's bird books, a thorough guidebook can be an invaluable tool in the field.  The savy thaumaturge knows the value of an ILLUSTRATED guide to identify who and what exactly is being dealt with.  Monica is burning the noontime, midnight and tea-time oil to complete the portraits and field notes for a compendium of 72 infernal spirits who have made themselves known to her. The completed tome, The Lost Key to Infernal Spirits of the New World, will be  90-100 pages with over 72 illustrations perfect bound (soft cover paperback) on cream linen and happily custom inscribed if requested.

The BLACK TALISMAN comes on 20 inch black cord with gunmetal jump ring. This original laser cut and engraved design in glossy black acrylic is exclusive to this Kickstarter. Suitable for life as a pendant, altar piece, watch fob or keep it handy on your temple key chain. What's that? You faintly perceive the outline of a skull in the design? I'm sure it's nothing. Let's call it a happy accident. To view more of Monica's engraved illustrated jewelry, visit her previous projects.

The Royal New England Anti-Exorcism League wants to make your adoption a fun and fulfilling experience.  Got a question? Just ask! Adoption Counselors are ready to respond in our informative FAQ!

What's this really all about?

In addition to providing loving homes to her surplus unnameable horrors, this Kickstarter's goal is to allow Monica to complete the remaining demon portraits for The Lost Key to Infernal Spirits of the New World  Grimoire and fund its printing.   In addition to their rewards, all backers will get the exclusive first look at new creatures as they are hatched and a special thank you mention in the completed Grimoire.

Over the funding goal? Stretch goals?

Any and all money over the funding goal will go into enhancing the final book.  Additional funding could allow for additional artwork like fancy borders and frames, extra pages, upgrades in paper quality or even a full color cover! If the project takes us there, I'll start posting details about goals. :)

Risks and challenges

I've successfully run and delivered physical rewards on time for two complex Kickstarter projects: The Stolen Child Tarot and The Magician's Cat ebook, as well as for two smaller projects, Tell a Tale Jewelry and Tell a Tale Too. While the digital rewards for Magician's Cat ran over schedule, I kept backers fully informed and provided a bonus PDF of children's coloring pages as a thank you for their patience.

For this project, I've completed over a third of the artwork which has given me a solid time table of my ability to complete the rest. My budget on printing and rewards delivery is based on my experience with my previous projects and printing estimates from the local Austin printer who worked with me on The Stolen Child Tarot. Should any unforeseen delays happen (mechanical issues, redo's on artwork...) I promise to keep backers up to date.

Kickstarter backers have allowed me to do some amazing things as an independent artist and I take my commitment to you very seriously.

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    ADOPTION CERTIFICATE FOR YOUR VERY OWN DEMON. You'll get a personalized certificate of adoption including your demon's name endorsed by the Royal New England Anti-Exorcism League. Backer surveys will include adoption questionnaire so we can make the best match for you and your eternal infernal companion. Adopters at every level will receive a THANK YOU mention in the completed Grimoire! In addition to the smug satisfaction of doing a good deed, you'll also be helping Monica catalog the remaining infernal choir into visible form in her grimoire -- an invaluable field guide for everyone dabbling in the Black Arts. The paranormal community THANKS YOU. Due to mental health issues caused by witnessing a demon's true form, invoking visible manifestation is NOT recommended by the RNEAEL.

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    CANADIAN ADOPTION CERTIFICATE FOR YOUR VERY OWN DEMON. It's an adoption like the above, but with postage for Canadian shipping. Your demon looks forward to reruns of Kids in the Hall and some poutine with maple berries. Adopters at every level will receive a THANK YOU mention in the completed Grimoire!

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    THE GRIMOIRE. You get the adoption certificate for your very own demon AND a copy of the completed Lost Key to Infernal Spirits of the New World illustrated GRIMOIRE containing all 72 demons with portraits and profiles. Adopters at every level will receive a THANK YOU mention in the completed Grimoire! The FDA and American Plastic Surgery Association has banned the binding of books in human leather, so we are currently stalking and setting snares to source enough trees to provide the requisite hides for the project.

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    ADOPTION CERTIFICATE and BLACK TALISMAN. You like to keep it simple. You don't need that book of all the other demons. As long as you've adopted yours and have a talisman, you're good. Right? Right!

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    EVERYTHING and TALISMAN OF "POWER". In addition to the demon ADOPTION CERTIFICATE for your very own demon and GRIMOIRE, you will receive the legendary BLACK TALISMAN. While it's not a sigil and the Dept of Infernal Affairs makes no promises guaranteeing efficacy, the BLACK TALISMAN may aid you in bossing around your new addition. It could help with housebreaking, wall chewing, foaming, staying off the furniture, yoking to your will, speaking in tongues, food bowl aggression, and possibly preserving the life and/or soul of your postal carrier... ...or not. It couldn't hurt, could it?

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    EVERYTHING and CANADIAN TALISMAN OF "POWER" As above, so below, but with Canadian shipping figured in. DEMON ADOPTION CERTIFICATE, TALISMAN, AND GRIMOIRE. Everything you need to welcome your new companion home! All you add is love!

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    EVERYTHING and ALPHELO PRINT. In addition to the ADOPTION CERTIFICATE, GRIMOIRE, and BLACK TALISMAN, you get an 8 by 10 signed art print of the demon Alphelo!

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    EVERYTHING and BAUD PRINT. In addition to the ADOPTION CERTIFICATE, GRIMOIRE, and BLACK TALISMAN, you get an 8 by 10 signed art print of the demon Baud! He promises to wipe his feet on arrival.

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    EVERYTHING and OROPOUCHE PRINT. In addition to the ADOPTION CERTIFICATE, GRIMOIRE, and BLACK TALISMAN, you get an 8 by 10 signed art print of the demon Oropouche! Lamisil not included.

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    EVERYTHING and MUTT PRINT. In addition to the ADOPTION CERTIFICATE, GRIMOIRE, and BLACK TALISMAN, you get an 8 by 10 signed art print of the demon Mutt! Look! He's grinning at you!

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    ORIGINAL ART PENDANT- DESCRIBE YOUR DEMON. In addition to the ADOPTION CERTIFICATE, GRIMOIRE, and BLACK TALISMAN, Monica will draw an original demon just for you. Describe what devil has haunted your dreams or allow her to channel one just for you --and place it in an amulet you can wear! Pendant and art will be aprox 1 by 1.5 inch, color ink and watercolor on archival bristol board in bronze pendant protected with glass cabochon.

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    ORIGINAL ART PENCIL - DESCRIBE YOUR DEMON In addition to the ADOPTION CERTIFICATE, GRIMOIRE, and BLACK TALISMAN, Monica will draw an original demon just for you -- one that won't appear to the prying eyes viewing the Grimoire! Fear not the graven image! Describe what devil has haunted your dreams or allow her to channel one just for you. Art will be aprox 5 by 7 inch, pencil on archival bristol board. See campaign page for sample snaps!

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    ORIGINAL ART - DESCRIBE YOUR DEMON In addition to the ADOPTION CERTIFICATE, GRIMOIRE, and BLACK TALISMAN, Monica will draw an original demon just for you -- one that won't appear to the prying eyes viewing the Grimoire! Fear not the graven image! Describe what devil has haunted your dreams or allow her to channel one just for you. Art will be aprox 7 by 9 inch, black and white pen and ink on archival bristol board.

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    ADOPTION CERTIFICATE ORIGINAL ART MASTER MAGICIAN ADOPTION PACK. You get 2 BLACK TALISMANS, 2 copies of the GRIMOIRE, 2 ADOPTION CERTIFICATES and the original pen and ink artwork for the adoption certificate! Original art measures 8.5 by 11 inches and is on bright white cold press bristol board. If requested, I will ship your 2nd certificate, talisman and grimoire to the recipient of your choice with a thank you note from the Royal New England Anti Exorcism League explaining that an adoption has been made in their honor. Treat someone you love to a very unique holiday gift!

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