We present here resources that influence and inspire the Mystic Midway. Please support these inspired authors and makers by buying their works and investigating these communities!


  • Theater of The Marvelous­ Surrealism and The Contemporary Stage­, Gloria Orenstein
  • The Experience Economy, ­Pine and Gilmore
  • The  Death and Resurrection Show, from Shaman to Superstar,­ Rogan Taylor
  • Riddley, Walker­ Russel Holban
  • Awakening Osiris­ The Egyptian Book of The Dead,­ Normandy Ellis
  • Engineers of The Imagination, The Welfare State Handbook, Baz Kershaw and Tony Coult
  • Finite and Infinite Games, ­James Carse
  • Psycho Magic,­ Alejandro Jodorowsky
  • The Museum of Lost Wonder, ­Jeff Hoke
  • Trickster Makes The World and The Gift, ­Lewis Hyde
  • The Barnum Museum and others, ­Stephen Milhauser
  • Anything, Angela Carter
  • Rogan Gosh, Brendan McCarthy and Peter Milligan
  • Sandman­, Neil Gaiman
  • The Circus of Dr Lao, ­Charles Finney
  • Works by Clark Ashton Smith, Ambrose Bierce, H.P Lovecraft, Frank Baum
  • The Works of Jean Giraud Moebius & Alejandro Jodorowsky


  • Something Wicked This Way Comes 
  • The 7 Face of Dr Lao (adaption of The Circus of Dr Lao)
  • Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus 
  • The Dark Crystal (an alchemical allegory)
  • The Fountain
  • Holy Mountain
  • Moulin Rouge

Oracles and Wisdom tools

  • The 13 Moon Oracle and The Mayan Oracle­ Ariel Spilsbury, holographicgoddess.com
  • The Brian Froud Fairy Oracle­ Brian Froud and Jessica Macbeth
  • The Meru Foundation­ The works of Stan Tennen ( meru.org)
  • The New Orleans Voodoo Tarot­ Sally Ann Glassman


  • The Living History Communities ­The Renaissance Fair and Dickens fair
  • Costume, DIY Maker & Cacaphony communities in SF
  • Early Burning Man community
  • Cosplay communities
  • The Santo Daime Community
  • Ariel Spilsbury’s Cosmic Family Circus in Maui
  • Barbara Marx Hubbards Conscious Evolution Community in Santa Barbara
  • Theater Troupes, Festivals and performance
  • Troupe Phillipe Genty, Marcel Marceau, Mummenshantz, Bread and Puppet Theater
  • International Festival Des Marionettes­ France, European Festivals in general