Monday, July 24, 2017

Vincent Price Commercial For Time-Life Books' The Enchanted World (circa 1985)

I was a subscriber to this series and completely obsessed with it. As a kid I was devoted to the total reality of faeries, witches, sorcerers, monsters, ghosts, etc. That is what I spent my time checking out of the library and thinking about all of the time. So naturally this would be what I begged my mom to get me for some birthday or another and she relented. Later as is her wont, she blamed my increasingly poor mental health on my years-long obsession with folklore and the occult and got rid of all of my Time-Life The Enchanted World Books. I wasn't actively involved with D&D or heavy metal at that point, but I still received the ur-80's parental throwing out of malefic influences that many children of that era experienced. I tried to tell her that Time-Life Books would not be the center of a Satanic Conspiracy to warp the minds of children but she would not listen. My mind was warped under its own power. Surrounding myself with horror movies and explorations into tales of magick and sorcery and other realms was a way of making sense of what was already occurring. Something that has held true to this day. I came across this video while reading about the sequel to this series, Mysteries Of The Unknown, which is also of interest, especially in terms of cryptozoology, New Age Stuff, UFO's, etc. I didn't subscribe to that one although I was into that stuff too. My 1980's was a place of ruined castles, haunted mansions, mushroom circles, magickal objects. Thank You Vincent Price! Thank You Time-Life Books! <3 PS - here is the much better article on Mysteries Of The Unknown whereupon my memory of this delightful Vincent Price commercial was rekindled:

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