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    True Love Affairs [v1 #1, Jan.-Feb. 1940] (The Frank A. Munsey Company, 15¢, pulp)
    Details taken from Table of Contents.
    • 6 · May We Present— · Anon. · cl
    • 7 · An Editorial · Allie Lowe Miles · ed
    • 8 · Breach-of-Promise Bride · Anon. · ts
    • 18 · The Man Who Can Make Me Fall in Love · Ann Sheridan · ar
    • 20 · My Wife’s Lover · Anon. · ts
    • 27 · Betrayed by Ignorance · Anon. · ts
    • 36 · The Promise I Didn’t Keep · Anon. · ts
    • 42 · Confession of a Photographer’s Model · Anon. · ts
    • 52 · I Married a Bully · Anon. · ts
    • 61 · What Should I Do? · Allie Lowe Miles · cl
    • 62 · Victim of a Talent Scout · Anon. · ts
    • 72 · Alternate Wife · Anon. · ts
    • 82 · Seven Men and a Girl · Anon. · ts
    • 98 · The Love I Denied Him · Anon. · ts
    • 120 · Hitch Your Wagon to a Star · Ruha · cl
    • 126 · A Woman’s Job Is Love · [The Editor] · ed



    True Love and Romance [v38 #6, January 1943] ed. Hilda Wright (Macfadden Publications, 10¢, 72pp, quarto, cover by Robert Keene Studios)
    • 3 · Around Town Topics · [Misc.] · ms
    • 4 · Shall We Wait? · [The Readers] · lt
    • 6 · I’ll Never Do It Again · [Misc.] · ms
    • 8 · The Uniform Makes the Man · Anon. · ts
    • 10 · Of Love and Marriage · Anon. · ts
    • 14 · Too Proud for Love · Anon. · ts
    • 18 · Bride of Loneliness · Anon. · ts
    • 22 · No Matter What Happens · Anon. · ts
    • 26 · For All Time · Anon. · ts
    • 30 · Love Can Break Your Heart · Anon. · ts
    • 34 · “I Promise You” · Anon. · ts
    • 38 · When He Comes Back to Me · Anon. · ts
    • 52 · Luscious Meat Dishes from Little Leftovers · Jane Brooks · ms
    • 72 · Monthly Beauty Page: Take Care of Yourself · Anne Chadwick · cl






    True Mystic Confessions    (about)
    True Mystic Confessions featured articles on astrology and dreams but mainly carried fictionalized and sensationalized accounts of nudist camp orgies, drugs and sex crimes. Nearly all of the pieces are anonymous and that is understandable. Many of the stories do have a weird element to them but in general this magazine is only for the completist. The contents of the only known issue are given below.

    • Publishers:
      • Country Press, Inc.; Greenwich CT: True Mystic Confessions


    True Mystic Confessions [#1, 1937] (10¢, 76pp, large)
    • 4 · Murdered by a Sex Mad Play Boy · Anon. · ss
    • 12 · Mystic Adventures into the Unknown · Norvell · ar
    • 18 · Love Rites of a Nudist Cult · Anon. · ss
    • 24 · My Phantom Mistress · Anon. · ss
    • 27 · Dope Orgies · Anon. · ss
    • 31 · I Want a Man · Anon. · ar
    • 35 · Love Starved at Forty · Anon. · ss
    • 40 · As He Desired Me · Anon. · ss
    • 48 · Youthful Esctacy · Anon. · ss
    • 54 · Her Date with Death · Anon. · ss
    • 60 · I Flew into the Spirit World · Anon. · ss
    • 64 · What Do Your Dreams Foretell · Anon. · ar
    • 67 · Girl Trap · Anon. · ss



    True Mystic Science    (about)
    True Mystic Science contained articles on astrology, numerology, graphology, mediums, prophecies, famous crimes and unexplained events and various psychic phenomena. R.T.M. Scott was a frequent contributor, Talbot Mundy had an article on Mystic India in the second issue and Otis Adelbert Kline had articles in the second and fifth issues. Arthur J. Burks appeared in the eighth.

    The front covers were photos of some staged mystic scene, the back covers were often reproductions of oil paintings. The issue were numbered and dated as follows: v1 #1, November 1938, v1 #2, December 1938, v1 #3, January 1939, v1 #4, March 1939, v2 #1, April 1939, v2 #2, May 1939, v2 #3, June 1939, v2 #4, July 1939. A ninth issue was scheduled to appear but never did according to Chester Cuthbert who was to have an article appear in it. The contents of the first issue are listed below.

    • Publishers:
      • Continental News; Minneapolis, MN: True Mystic Science

    • Editors:


    True Mystic Science [v1 #1, November 1938] ed. R. T. Maitland Scott, Jr. (Continental News; Minneapolis, MN, 25¢, 84pp, large)
    Cover depicts young woman with long blonde hair staring down at her bosom (bodice is only slightly low-cut) at the large human eye which has opened thereon); she smiles in a mystically gratified manner. Table of Contents also promises “Mystic India Speaks” via Talbot Mundy in the December issue, out November 1st.
    • 4 · Untold Facts Behind “Scientific American’s” Psychic Probe! · Austin C. Lescarbourn · ar
    • 8 · His Mystic Miracles Solved 100 Crimes · Walter Stuart · ar
    • 12 · Is Roosevelt Psychic? · Major R. T. M. Scott · ar
    • 14 · A Demonic Power Ruled D’Annunzio · Louis Norton Sarbach · ar
    • 16 · Laboratory Tests Show Phantom Wonders · Dr. Hereward Carrington · ar
    • 20 · In the Land of Living Ghosts · Sylvan Muldoon · ar
    • 24 · Nazidom’s Rasputin · Anon. · ar
    • 28 · Abraham Lincoln Died Twice · Henry T. Sperry · ar
    • 30 · Looking at Your Fate (Crystal Gazing Explained) · Miriam Fels · cl
    • 32 · The Valentino Death Prophecy · George Wehner · ar
    • 35 · Wheel of Life (Astrological Character Analysis) · Dr. Gustave Ekstrom · cl
    • 36 · These Four Celebrities Were Born with “Lion’s Paws” · Nellie Simmons Meier · ar
    • 38 · Occultism Guides Many Movie Stars · William Frank · ar
    • 41 · Seeress of Disaster · Anon. · ar
    • 42 · Science Now Proves the Supernatural · John J. O’Neill · ar
    • 46 · Letters from Our Readers (True Psychic Experiences) · [Misc.] · cl
    • 49 · The Third Eye · Genevieve Grahame · ar; “Cover Story”
    • 50 · This Autumn’s Lucky People (Astrology Feature) · Anon. · ar
    • 52 · Destiny’s Queen of Crimson Doom · Leslie Grant · ar
    • 54 · The Planets Foretell Your Chances of Love and Marriage This Fall (Astrology) · Grant Lewi · cl
    • 56 · Death Was Their Shadow · Howard Stephenson · ar
    • 59 · Wild Talents · Charles Fort · ms (r)
    • 60 · Handwriting Secrets Revealed (Special Offer) · John H. Geller · cl
    • 63 · $1,000,000 Psychic Experiences Contest (Rules and Instructions) · [Misc.] · cl
    • 64 · Most Dramatic Seance Ever Known · Anna Dickerman · ar
    • 66 · Spirits Rule Cannibal Land · Charles C. Miller · ar
    • 70 · Arthur J. Roberts Explained · Sterling Wright · ar
    • 75 · Numbers Tell Your Future (Numerology) · [Misc.] · cl
    • 79 · Your Solar Forecast (Special Astrology Offer) · [Misc.] · cl
    • bc. · [Pluto (presumably) seated on a throne in some gloomy yellow-green world (presumably Hades), with Cerberus in front of him (all three heads looking rather cute and petting-worthy, and with tail looking about to wag) and two vultures seated on the back of the throne] · Anon. · cv


    True Mystic Science [v1 #2, December 1938] ed. R. T. Maitland Scott, Jr. (Continental News; Minneapolis, MN, 25¢, 84pp, large)
    cover: Nude adolescent female faces reader; gold (?) band around hair; bunch of grapes and sheaf of wheat cover (most of) right and left breasts respectively (no indication what holds them there); right hand holds mystic device incorporating ship’s model and a balance; left holds device incorporating ankh and a four-walled bell; to either side of her are pillars carved with Egyptian hieroglyphics; picture cuts off just above navel level. The only cover that might have caused raised eyebrows at a newstand, I think. Promised lead story next month: Joan of Arc, by Paul Chadwick.


    True Mystic Science [v1 #3, January/February 1939] ed. R. T. Maitland Scott, Jr. (Continental News; Minneapolis, MN, 25¢, 84pp, large)
    note on the table of contents offers an unusual reason for the combinated date: “In order to give hosts of new readers the time to catch up on the wealth of ground covered by TRUE MYSTIC SCIENCE, the January issue is combined with the February...” Details supplied by Denny Lien.


    True Mystic Science [v1 #4, March 1939] ed. R. T. Maitland Scott, Jr. (Continental News; Minneapolis, MN, 25¢, 68pp, large)
    pagination runs from 103-166, not counting covers; 101-168 if covers are counted. The previous issue’s pagination stopped at 82 (or 84 counting covers, as TMS apparently did in the pagination of the earlier issues, where the first text page was p.3). There’s no explanation of why the jump from page 84 to page 101; certainly neither issue appears to be defective; maybe It’s A Mystical Thing. Details supplied by Denny Lien.
    • fc. · [closeup of face of woman apparently in white uniform (nurse? nun?) who stares offstage, seemingly ignoring a mysterious light in the sky above her)] · Anon. · cv
    • 104 · War Proves Survival of the Dead · Dr. Hereward Carrington · ar
    • 110 · Child of Two Worlds · Herbert Hall Taylor · ar
    • 114 · She Has Died More Than 600 Times! · Henry Jordan · ar
    • 116 · When a Famous Skeptic Bowed to Spiritism · [Misc.] · ar
    • 118 · London’s Famous Tower Still Boasts of Ghosts · Tomaso Cellani · ar
    • 121 · Everybody a Medium, Says Maude Kline · Reginald Rhodes · ar
    • 122 · “Psychometry Is My Life” · Rev. Evan Shea · cl
    • 124 · He Saves Souls · Rex Grahame · ar
    • 127 · Murder in the Crystal · [Misc.] · ar
    • 128 · Washington Was Psychic · Ronald Thomas · ar
    • 130 · How Planets Foretell the Destiny of America · Grant Lewi · ar
    • 132 · Your Penstroke Is Your Love Compass · John H. Geller · cl
    • 134 · The Enigmatic Prophet · Paul Chadwick · ar
    • 138 · Letters from Our Readers (True Pychic Experiments) · [The Readers] · lc
    • 140 · Aleister Crowley—Man or Demon? · Eugene Coldbrook · ar
    • 144 · Seeks Prize of $10,000.00 · [Misc.] · ar
    • 145 · Cheiro’s Death Clock · [Misc.] · ar
    • 146 · Methodism’s Most Famous Ghost · C. A. Paige · ar
    • 151 · $1,000,000 Psychic Experiences Contest (Rules and Regulations) · [Misc.] · cl
    • 164 · Are You Psychic? · [Misc.] · ms
    • ibc. · [pink-and-black painting of a sorceress (?) pouring something out of a drinking horn in front of what I take to be demons] · Anon. · cv


    True Mystic Science [v2 #1, April 1939] ed. R. T. Maitland Scott, Jr. (Continental News; Minneapolis, MN, 25¢, 68pp, large)
    Details supplied by Denny Lien.
    • fc. · [head of woman with long curly fair hair gazing down mystically from what may be ectoplasm, a blanket, or some sort of stylized bird’s body (wings appear to be enveloping her)] · Anon. · cv
    • 4 · Test Medium Foils All Traps and Challenges · Wayne L. Gorton · ar
    • 10 · Science Now Verifies Old Occult Wonders · Fritz Kunz · ar
    • 12 · Psychic Healer Baffles Surgeons · Rex Grahame · ar
    • 15 · $1,000,000 Psychic Experiences Contest (Rules and Regulations) · [Misc.] · cl
    • 16 · Clairvoyant Race Grows in U.S. · Ruby Lorraine Radford · ar
    • 19 · The Bible Proves Mystic Phenomena · [Misc.] · ar
    • 21 · Graphology a Way to Better Health · John H. Geller · cl
    • 22 · What Is the Source of Prophecy · Otis Adelbert Kline · ar
    • 25 · The Man Who Walked on Air · Robert W. Sneddon · ar
    • 26 · Astrology Shows Your Psychic Self · Dr. Gustave Ekstrom · cl
    • 28 · Letters from Our Readers (True Pychic Experiments) · [The Readers] · lc
    • 32 · Fear Is Spiritualism’s Only Enemy · Rev. Evan Shea · cl
    • 35 · Poem of Hope · Albert E. von Strode · pm
    • 36 · Nemesis of Evil Spirits · Reginald Rhodes · ar
    • 53 · Professional Register (Listing of Accredited Churches and Mediums) · [Misc.] · ms
    • 60 · Psychic Terms You Ought to Know · The Editor (by R. T. M. Scott) · ar
    • 62 · Can Man See Without Eyes? · [Misc.] · ar
    • 63 · When the Dead Prayed for the Living · [Misc.] · ar
    • 64 · N.S.A. Prophet Speaks · [Misc.] · ar
    • 65 · Important Answers to Problems of Mediumship · [Misc.] · ar
    • 66 · The Bouncing Ghost · [Misc.] · ar


    True Mystic Science [v2 #2, May 1939] ed. C. A. Randall (Continental News; Minneapolis, MN, 25¢, 68pp, large)
    Details supplied by Denny Lien.
    • fc. · [barefoot maiden in flowing white robes holds sword in left hand and sphere in right; possibly a Greek goddess?—maybe Eris, with apple of discord?] · Anon. · cv
    • 4 · Was Houdini Fiar in the “Margery” Case? · Jaime Lord & Rex Grahame · ar
    • 8 · Marvels All About Us · Lloyd Kenyon Jones · ar
    • 11 · Levitation in Full Light · Major R. T. M. Scott · ar
    • 12 · You Can Be a Prophet [Part 1 of ?] · Alan M. Emley, Ph.D. · ar
    • 16 · Weird Hauntings of Mischievous Entities · Eugene Phillips · ar
    • 19 · “And I Prayed” · Our Readers · cl
    • 20 · Astrological Analysis of Mussolini and Hitler · Dr. Gustave Ekstrom · ar
    • 22 · “I Was Persecuted!” (Readers’ Questions Answered Psychometrically) · Rev. Evan Shea · cl
    • 25 · The Meaning of Life [Part 1 of 2] · Dr. Hereward Carrington · ar
    • 26 · Your Mystic Council Chamber · Lloyd Kenyon James · cl
    • 29 · Predictions by Mediums, Clairvoyants and Readers · [Misc.] · ar
    • 30 · Astrology Shows Your Psychic Self · Dr. Gustave Ekstrom · cl
    • 34 · Animals Display Psychic Powers · Scientificus · ar
    • 36 · Handwriting Is Your Signpost to Success · John H. Geller · cl
    • 38 · True Psychic Experiences Contents for Readers · [Misc.] · ms
    • 40 · Tibet’s Amazing Magic · Eugene Coldbrook · ar
    • 53 · Professional Directory (Listing of Accredited Churches and Mediums) · [Misc.] · ms
    • bc. · [in black and white, but with a quotation in red type from “The Book of Eleanora” explaining that Jehan d’Espagne has “done as the mystic tome commanded” and raised a vision of “the lovely head of Eleanora”] · Anon. · cv


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