I trained a GPT-2 model on a personal corpus of occult materials, and used iot to generate a book with a method I call recursive table of contents prompting. I prompted the model with the following:
Glitchcraft, A Treatise on Futuristic Magick CONTENTS:
Then I generated tables of contents, gathering the most unique and interesting titles at each numbered chapter until I had a full twenty-one.
Then I prompted the model for each chapter individually, using the title the book and the chapter title, and curated several generations of each.
I called forth a new book of magic from the depths of language.
The first page looks like this:
Later I took this book to a gathering of magic users and we tested several of the incantations aloud. Feedback included:
“this is spooky”
“what the actual fuck”
“please destroy this permanently”
PDF available on request.