Monday, February 11, 2019

"Fate" classifieds, August 1975

Last year I shared 30 classified ads from the June 1971 issue of "Fate" magazine. Now, let's speed forward four summers in time and check out the classified advertisements from the August 1975 issue of that magazine.

So let's see if things were much different when Gerald Ford was president, the Helsinki Accords were signed, New England was baking under a heat wave, terrorism was devastating Northern Ireland, and the Viking 1 probe was launched toward Mars.

  • WORLD'S Most Outspoken Publication, Natural Health, Healing, Organic Gardening. Free Copy. — Provoker Press, St. Catharines 113, Ontario, Canada L2R 7C9
  • BOOK REVEALS MYSTICAL SECRETS FOR YOUR SUCCESS! Read THE MESSAGE OF THE GRAIL. Unlocks mysteries - Holy Grail, Search for Legendary Chalice by Camelot Knights-Parsifal! Specific answers for your problems NOW! Send $6.25 to: CSA Press, Box 127F, Lakemont, GA 30552
  • FANTASTIC COSMIC TELECOMMUNICATOR. Speaks directly to your subconscious mind. Remove mental blocks to wealth, success, spiritual growth. Details: Madeleine, Box 4307-TD, Inglewood, CA 90309
  • FREE ENERGY-100 MPG "Suppressed Inventions" $4.95. Psionic Machine Plans $3.00. Guaranteed. 10c listing. — Fry's, 879-J Park, Perris, CA 92370
  • FAMOUS ORACLE OF HERMES — Oraculum Book, $2.00. Table of Questions-Answers, Consult Daily, Know your Future — ENOB SERBOK, 1382 Stewart Ave., SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
  • USED OCCULT BOOKS. Free lists. — P.O. Box 13953, Portland, OR 97215
  • FANTASTIC BEAUTY SECRETS. Keep youth-beauty forever. Look 20 years younger. Details-proof of amazing results. — Madeleine, Box 4307-B, Inglewood, CA 90309
  • THE NEW SEXUAL EXPERIENCE Discover the NEW mystical signficance of Sex. Complete instruction in Self-transcendence. Free information. — INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED THINKING. Dept. F-875, P.O. Box 606, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
  • MAITREYA DICTATIONS. Occult Gazette, 6 Phillimore Place, Kensington, London, W.8, England
  • "DIVINE POSTURE INFLUENCE UPON ENDOCRINE GLANDS" by Cajzoran Ali. Esoteric secrets in the 13 glands for physical, mental, spiritual awakening. 58 illustrations. Healing and regeneration. Send $6.95 "YOUR DESTINY" Route 1, Box 384, Oklawah, Fla. 32679
  • ANCIENT DRUID RUNE STONES used to foretell your future. Eleven amazing stones. Guaranteed. $4.95. — EVE Enterprizes, Box 3535, Knoxville, TN 37917
  • LOST? Biofeedback may put you back in touch with yourself. — Aquarius Electronics, Box 96 P, Albion CA 95410
  • PLASTERCRAFT ... Profitable Home Business. Over 1,000 molds available. Details: Lynnette, 6251J Mentor Park, Mentor, OH 44060
  • WHY GROW OLD AND DIE? Li-Chung-Yun lived 256 years. You could too. Learn how. $1.00. — Fortune House, Rt 1, Box 350B, Gainesville, GA 30501
  • SOLVING THE MYSTERY OF DEATH! Stamp appreciated. — Methods, Box 1263, Mountain View, CA 94042
  • MONEY for Words. Information $1.00. — LYCEUM, Bx 9409, Richmond, VA 23228
  • FLYING SAUCERS — ICVS 35 photos $2.00. Catalog 35c. — UFO International. P.O. Box 552. Detroit, MI 48232
  • SCIENTIFIC MASSAGE: Big earnings uncrowded profession. Learn spare time at home. Diploma awarded. Free catalog. Write: Anderson School, Dept. J-67C, Princeton, IL 61356
  • RECEIVE VALUABLE MINERALS Monthly!! Free Information. — Mineral of the Month Club, 13057-NK California, Yucaipa, CA 92399
  • HERE COMES THE SUN! Free. — Box 241, Stillwater, OK 74074
  • PERSONALITY PORTRAIT, $5.00. Send birthdate, including year. — Jay Diamond, 1608 S. El Molino, Alhambra, CA 91801
  • ONE MAN OPERATION Dice Divining Game Board with spinning wheels, also plays regulation dice. $4.99 plus tax, plus 50c postage. — World Wide World Games, 1926 Weepah Way, Hollywood, CA 90046
  • ZODIAC SIGNS T-shirts $3.00, iron-ons $1.00 Tarot, I-Ching, Satans ram, magic sigils, many others. Free brochure. — Leco, 2419 Greensburg Pike, Pittsburgh PA 15221
  • CHARTER YOUR OWN CHURCH. $3.00 free includes information, ministerial appointments and ecumenical charter. — BROTHERHOOD, Box 2142, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • MONEY LOCATING, Map Dowsing, Details $1.00. Write: Ron Muterspaugh, 1712½ Lake Ave., Panama City, FL 32401
  • TROUBLED, MISFORTUNES, HEXED? Try the Legendary Powers of the Unknown. $3.00 contribution appreciated. Catalog $1.25. — Witch Adonia, P.O. Box 1119, Gretna, LA 70053
  • WITCHES NEWSLETTER. ten—$4; WITCHCRAFT DIGEST, $1.25; CURSES IN VERSES, $1.25; GUIDE TO COVENS, $2.00 — MARTELLO, 153 W. 80th, New York, NY 10024

No, I wasn't going to let Enob Serbok pass without comment. It sounds like a fake name and/or an anagram, and it absolutely is. Enob Serbok was a pseudonym for Marie Kobres Bone (1919-2014). According to her obituary, "she traveled the world and wrote the book The Elephant Hotel: Hedwig And The Tagebuch at the age of 90." That book is about the early years of Lucy the Elephant, which is located just south of Atlantic City, New Jersey, and is, according to Wikipedia, "the oldest surviving roadside tourist attraction in America."

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