Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Advert for witchcraft 1960s style

A friend sent me this copy of an advert from the 1960s inviting people to "Become a Witch". For the price of just $3.99, The Academy of Mystic Arts would send you your first lesson in a correspondence course on Wicca.

It promised:
"Now for the first time you can learn the real teachings behind witchcraft... Age-Old Wisdom which give you greater health, peace of mind and opens the door to the richer, fuller life you always wanted for yourself and your loved ones!"
Apart from saying that the lessons would include instructions on ESP, psychic projection and self-healing, the advert didn't state what these Mystic Masters thought Wicca or witchcraft was about or any of the theories behind it.

However, it was full of testimonials from satisfied customers who found a job, love and money after sending off their $3.99.

Sounds cheap enough - but if you want some spells for free to get those things these days, you could just click on these links:

Spell to attract love: http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2009/02/spell-to-attract-love.html
Spell to make money: http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2009/03/spell-to-make-money.html
Spell for healing: http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2009/05/spell-for-healing-and-get-well-wishes.html

I must admit to some curiosity as to what Mystic Masters were teaching. If anyone out there ever sent off for that course - or knows someone who did - do leave a comment.

1 comment:

Antony said...

Love the advert, fantastic.

Antony x