Spiritual Partnerships for Successful Magic
Author: Raven Grimassi
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
"You can use Familiars as guardians during dream or astral work or to protect your home and property. This work shows how to obtain a familiar and work with one, and it also provides cautions and remedies for any problems that may occur in this magical partnership."--
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase
Author: Mark Forsyth
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
'An informative but highly entertaining journey through the figures of rhetoric ... Mark Forsyth wears his considerable knowledge lightly. He also writes beautifully.' David Marsh, Guardian In an age unhealthily obsessed with substance, this is a book on the importance of pure style, from the bestselling author of The Etymologicon and The Horologicon. From classic poetry to pop lyrics and from the King James Bible to advertising slogans, Mark Forsyth explains the secrets that make a phrase - such as ‘Tiger, Tiger, burning bright’, or ‘To be or not to be’ - memorable. In his inimitably entertaining and witty style he takes apart famous lines and shows how you too can write like Shakespeare or Oscar Wilde. Whether you’re aiming for literary immortality or just an unforgettable one-liner, The Elements of Eloquence proves that you don't need to have anything to say - you simply need to say it well. ‘Sparkling ... the book offers many pleasures ... I laughed out loud’ Charles Moore, Daily Telegraph
Author: Eliphas Levi
Publisher: Weiser Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
First published in 1913, this classic text is an invaluable source book on the history and practice of magic and occultism. The contents include: Magic of the Magi, Magic in Ancient Greece, the Kabalah, Primitive Symbolism, Mysticism, Oracles, Magical Monuments, Magic and Christianity, Pagan Magic, Kabalistic Paintings and Sacred Emblems, Sorcerers, Magic and Freemasonry, the Illuminati, and more. Illustrated.
Author: Chambers Harrap Publishers
I believe that all novels ... deal with character, and that it is to express character ^ not to preach doctrines, sing songs, or celebrate the glories of the British Empire, that the form of the novel, so clumsy, verbose, and undramatic, so rich, elastic, and alive, has been evolved. VirginiaWoolf,‘Mr Bennett andMrs Brown’ 1924. What is literature without characters? Pride and Prejudice without the proud Mr Darcy, The Lord of the Rings without the courageous Frodo Baggins, or Nicholas Nickleby without the brutal Wackford Squeers? For the reader, their favourite heroes, clowns, lovers, monsters, villains and supporting characters take on an existence far beyond the mere words on the page. Literary characters are the vessels into which the ideas, aspirations, emotions and neuroses of the author can be poured and to which, through reading, we add our own.They can stand as memorable tokens of human character types, or be used as vehicles for social satire or commentary on the human condition; they can take us, the readers, with them to question our prejudices, reaffirm our beliefs, or simply to be entertained.We can identify with them, aspire to the qualities they embody, or rail against them, as we do with characters in the realworld. Whenwe read, we share in the joy or despair of the author’s players as they act out the scenes of their lives.We love with them, hate with them, and feel their fear and elation as the story unfolds. Who didn’t shed a tear when InspectorMorse solved his last case, rejoicewhen Jane Eyre said of Rochester, ‘Reader, I married him’, or sleep a little more soundly when Count Dracula finally met his end? Like a lepidopterist, this book pins down these many colourful creations in one accessible collection. In addition it offers eight essays from noted experts on various aspects of the character in literature, and adds at the end a comprehensive index of authors, including brief biographical information on these characters behind the characters.
Author: Theresa Bane
This exhaustive volume catalogs nearly three thousand demons in the mythologies and lore of virtually every ancient society and most religions. From Aamon, the demon of life and reproduction with the head of a serpent and the body of a wolf in Christian demonology, to Zu, the half-man, half-bird personification of the southern wind and thunder clouds in Sumero-Akkadian mythology, entries offer descriptions of each demon’s origins, appearance and cultural significance. Also included are descriptions of the demonic and diabolical members making up the hierarchy of Hell and the numerous species of demons that, according to various folklores, mythologies, and religions, populate the earth and plague mankind. Very thoroughly indexed.
Magic Kingdom For Sale SOLD! - The Black Unicorn - Wizard at Large
Author: Terry Brooks
Publisher: Del Rey
Capture the fantasy, thrills, and far-flung adventure of the first three novels in Terry Brooks’s enchanting Magic Kingdom of Landover series–now for the first time in one gripping volume. Chicago lawyer Ben Holiday can’t fathom what lies ahead when he purchases Landover–a magical kingdom of chivalry and sorcery–from Meeks, the mysterious seller who placed the ad. Weary and jaded, Ben clings to the ad’s promise: “Escape into your dreams.” But Landover is not the enchanted idyll he expected. The kingdom is in ruin. The barons refuse to recognize Ben as King, a dragon is decimating the countryside, and a demon lord has challenged any prospective ruler to a fatal duel. To make matters worse, the Paladin, renowned champion of the Kings of Landover, seems to be merely a legend. Ben’s only allies are a bumbling court magician, a talking dog turned court scribe, and the beautiful Willow, who is part girl, part tree. With his friends in tow, Ben sets out to claim the throne. But when Meeks decides he wants Landover back, Ben will face supernatural foes of every stripe to prove himself worthy of the kingship. The question is: Can he survive? From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Gifford Lectures 1951
Author: Charles E. Raven
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Canon Raven presents a rewriting of the history of science in organic and holistic categories.
Author: Adam Jay Epstein,Andrew Jacobson
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Prepare for the unfamiliar When every bit of human magic disappears suddenly from Vastia, it falls on the familiars—Aldwyn the telekinetic cat, Skylar the know-it-all blue jay, and Gilbert the gullible tree frog—to find the Crown of the Snow Leopard, an ancient relic that can reverse the curse. They learn that the only way to do this is by following in the paw prints of Aldwyn’s missing father, who went searching for the Crown several years earlier. This magical spirit trail extends into the Beyond, where our heroes encounter new enemies and danger, while Aldwyn learns about his mysterious past. Full of high-flying adventure and heartwarming friendships, Secrets of the Crown will make readers want to get even more familiar with The Familiars!
Author: Char Miller
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
In less than a century, the American West has transformed from a predominantly rural region to one where most people live in metropolitan centers. Cities and Nature in the American West offers provocative analyses of this transformation. Each essay explores the intersection of environmental, urban, and western history, providing a deeper understanding of the com- plex processes by which the urban West has shaped and been shaped by its sustaining environment. The book also considers how the West's urban development has altered the human experience and perception of nature, from the administration and marketing of national parks to the consumer roots of popular environ- mentalism; the politics of land and water use; and the challenges of environmental inequities. A number of essays address the cultural role of wilderness, nature, and such activities as camping. Others examine the increasingly per- vasive power of the West's urban areas and urbanites to redefine the very foundations and future of the American West.
Author: Jess C. Scott
Book 1 (Pre-Final Version), the first of Jess C Scott "s Cyberpunk Elven Trilogy. * * * Summary: A thieving duo "s world turns upside down when an Elven rogue uncovers the heinous dealings of a megacorporation. * Genre: Urban Fantasy / Elf Punk / Cyberpunk. * * * By author/artist/non-conformist, Jess C Scott.
Author: Professor Lisa Hopkins,Dr Helen Ostovich
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Category: Performing Arts
Considering a variety of questions centering on magic and, or in, performance, this volume furthers the debate about the cultural work performed by representations of magic on the early modern English stage. Collectively the essays show that the idea of transformation applies not only to the objects and subjects of magic, but that the plays themselves can be seen as working to effect transformation in the ways that they challenge contemporary assumptions and stereotypes.
Myth or Reality
Author: Ravi K. Puri Ph.D.,Raman Puri MD.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The widespread use of effective prescription drugs for erectile dysfunction has helped advance societys acceptance of talking about sexual dysfunction for both men and women. As the authors elegantly describe, sexual dysfunction and attempts at treating it have been around for as long as sexuality itself. Its no surprise that history is full of myths about aphrodisiacs. Despite all the advances we have made in medicine, the myth of the aphrodisiacs is as powerful as ever. However, sexual dysfunction is very often a complex problem requiring careful, thoughtful and educated treatment. Rarely is there quick natural fix. Consumers need to do their homework before buying into the claims of companies selling natural aphrodisiacs. This book is an excellent resource for those seeking to educate themselves about the history, effectiveness, safety and future of natural aphrodisiacs. Nevertheless, the information contained within the text is also important and valuable for both sides of the patient-physician equation in the treatment of sexual dysfunction. Siobhan Hyland McGaughey, M.D. Urologist Urology Associates of central Missouri Columbia, MO 65201 The authors have expressed very clearly the various merits and demerits of natural aphrodisiac products on the market. Discussion on the future prospects of plant used as aphrodisiacs is excellent information for the phytochemists who are interested to pursue research limitations in the area of existing natural aphrodisiacs and their standardizations is consistent with the rising interest of global consumers in green environment. A special effort in creating the drawings of the natural products for enabling readers to identify the natural products is phenomenal. I recommend this book to the lovers of natural products without any hesitation. I hope that manufacturers, scholars and consumers of natural aphrodisiac products will take advantage of this document in years to come. Usha Chowdhary, Ph.D. Professor, Human Environmental Sciences Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI 48859 The latest research on herbal aphrodisiacs cited by the authors is very impressive. The appropriate quotations at the beginning of each chapter are very fascinating. It is a comprehensive compendium on natural aphrodisiacs comprising their origin, myth, chemistry, pharmacology, risk and romance. Hand drawings of the plants are excellent and depict their morphological characteristics that can be helpful in identifying them. The book is actually a ready reckoner for physicians, pharmacist, or herbalists for guiding the patients who are incorporating natural products in their daily regime. K. C. Varma, Ph.D. Emeritus Professor & Chief Editor Indian Journal of Natural Products, India
Author: Markus Zusak
Publisher: cbj Verlag
Selbst der Tod hat ein Herz ... Molching bei München. Hans und Rosa Hubermann nehmen die kleine Liesel Meminger bei sich auf – für eine bescheidene Beihilfe, die ihnen die ersten Kriegsjahre kaum erträglicher macht. Für Liesel jedoch bricht eine Zeit voller Hoffnung, voll schieren Glücks an – in dem Augenblick, als sie zu stehlen beginnt. Anfangs ist es nur ein Buch, das im Schnee liegen geblieben ist. Dann eines, das sie aus dem Feuer rettet. Dann Äpfel, Kartoffeln und Zwiebeln. Das Herz von Rudi. Die Herzen von Hans und Rosa Hubermann. Das Herz von Max. Und das des Todes. Denn selbst der Tod hat ein Herz. „Die Bücherdiebin“ ist eine Liebesgeschichte, eine Hommage an Bücher und Worte und eine Erinnerung an die Macht der Sprache, die im Roman von Markus Zusak viele Facetten zeigt: den lakonisch-distanzierten Ton des Erzählers, Poesie und Zuversicht – und die reduzierte Sprache der Nazipropaganda.
Author: J. T. Sellars
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Imaginatio et Ratio (www.imaginatioetratio.org) is a peer reviewed journal primarily focusing on the intersection between the arts and theology, hoping to allow imagination and reason to be seen as intimately intertwined-as different expressions of the same divine truth. Imaginatio et Ratio was started in the hopes that it could serve a growing community of artists and thinkers and strives to present accessible but high quality art, literary fiction, creative non-fiction, and theology/philosophy-as well as interviews and book, film, art and music reviews. The journal is published twice a year and is available in print and digital formats.
Author: Dannika Dark
Publisher: Dannika Dark
"You are the only female I desire, the only water that will quench my thirst, the only sun that will warm my skin, the only lips that were made for mine." USA TODAY BESTSELLING SERIES Adult Urban Fantasy Romance - Book 3 Almost one year ago, a Mage attacked Silver and changed the course of her destiny. Immortals exist, and now she is one of them. Within the dark and supernatural city of Cognito, Silver is living under the watchful eye of her Ghuardian and dating her mortal enemy. Neither man can protect her from a dark secret, one buried within the contents of a box. As rival factions struggle to gain control, she finds herself in the middle of a centuries-old feud that threatens to drive a wedge between her and Logan Cross, the man who intends to seduce her. In an explosive turn of events, one life is saved and another is forever altered. Can Silver trust those around her, or are they hiding a dark secret of their own? If this retailer did not provide you with a free sample/preview, please visit another online ebook retailer to preview before purchase. You can find a list on http://www.dannikadark.net/p/the-mageri-series.html MAGERI SERIES READING ORDER: Book 1 - Sterling (Mageri Series: Book 1) USA TODAY BESTSELLER Book 2 - Twist (Mageri Series: Book 2) Book 3 - Impulse (Mageri Series: Book 3) Book 4 - Gravity (Mageri Series: Book 4) Book 5 - Shine (Mageri Series: Book 5) Final Installment! Book 6 - The Gift (Bonus Novella: Coming 12/6/16) MAGERI WORLD NOVEL Risk **NOW AVAILABLE** SEVEN SERIES READING ORDER: Book 1 - Seven Years (Seven Series #1) Book 2 - Six Months (Seven Series #2) Book 3 - Five Weeks (Seven Series #3) Book 4 - Four Days (Seven Series #4) Book 5 - Three Hours (Seven Series #5) Book 6 - Two Minutes (Seven Series #6) USA TODAY BESTSELLER Book 7 - One Second (Seven Series #7) Book 8 - Winter Moon (Bonus Novella: Coming 11/29/16) SEVEN WORLD Charming OTHER BOOKS: Closer: A Novella Keywords: urban fantasy, paranormal romance, fantasy, mage, vampires, shifters, magic, mystic, supernatural, dannika dark, mystery, love story, romance, romantic, hea, hot release, bestseller, heroine, dangerous, suspense, action, hero, alpha male, bad boy, mystery, series, magic
Author: J. H. Wear
Castle - The Fall To Domum, By J H Wear-- After inheriting an Irish castle, Jon and his girlfriend Liz find themselves thrust into the world of Domum. The two must search for a crystal that will aid them in finding their way home, if they can survive the dangers of the many harrowing twists and turns of adventure the two find themselves caught up in.