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Charles W. Cameron
#3 Mentalism & Spiritism author
(Scotland: 31st October 1927 - 7th January 2001)
Bizarrist magician. Considered the godfather of bizarre magic and a close friend of Tony Andruzzi. Aka "Daemon". He was a founding member of the Edinburgh Magic Circle working alongside with Roy Scott and Harry Burnside. Charles was owner and curator of the Edinburgh Wax Museum on the Royal Mile from 1976 to 1989.
Charles scripted and narrated his own weekly show, titled "Friday Frighteners" on Radio Forth. In addition, he prepared daily and weekly horoscopes for Radio Forth for several years and did a weekly hour-long phone in show on astrology. He scripted and narrated numerous programs on the supernatural for Radio Forth and the BBC. On Radio Forth he also had his own show "Beyond the Unknown". "Beyond the Unknown" lasted for four series. The first three series consisted of twenty-five programs and the fourth was a collection of ghost stories.
Edited The Cauldron 1967-68. Wrote 13 booklets: Witches Brew (1967, 36pp), Handbook of Horror (1969, 43pp), 'Mind' Your Magic (1972, 64pp), Devil's Diary (1976), Macabre and Mental Mysteries (1981), and Castle Dracula Mentalism (1997, 87pp). Tricks in Swami (1973-74).