The Unknowing is the ritual The Stranger and its allied Entities wish to complete that will change reality enough for the Entity to come through and create the world to its own likeness. It features several players and items of power, and, unlike many other rituals, it can only be disrupted while It is being conducted, as the players may be replaced. It is also called "The Dance".

The Circus was working to bring about this ritual.

Known Attempts

The most recent Unkowing was attempted on August 7 2017, at the House of Wax museum in Great Yarmouth, England by Nikola Orsinov and allies. It was stopped by Jonathan Sims, Timothy Stoker, Basira Hussain, and Alice "Daisy" Tonner. (MAG 119)

The previous attempt was in October 1787 at the Court Theatre Buda in Budapest, Hungary, featuring The Mechanical Turk. It was stopped by an avatar of The Slaughter. (MAG 116)

Known Components

listed in MAG 102

  • “Danseuse Étoile” - a special dancer
  • the "Choir"
    • 2017: wax figures made in part with the non-skin portions of victims of the "Angler fish"
  • the "Corpse du Ballet", who need to be clothed in a great deal of intact human skin
  • a costume of special distinction for the dancer
    • 2017: originally planned to be an ancient piece of gorilla skin from Carthage, briefly planned to be the skin of Jonathan Sims, finally chosen as the skin of Gertrude Robinson and Jurgen Leitner

Known Participants



  • The Mechanical Turk
  • Abraham Janssen, invited as "a close friend of the Turk"
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