Read and Download Brian Copenhaver book The Book of Magic in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book The Book of Magic. This book was released on 2015-11-05 with total page 704 pages. Book excerpt: '. . . as when iron is drawn to a magnet, camphor is sucked into hot air, crystal lights up in the Sun, sulfur and a volatile liquid are kindled by flame, an empty eggshell filled with dew is raised towards the Sun . . .' An odd feature of the Bible is that it is full of stories featuring forms of magic and possession - from Joseph battling with Pharaoh's wizards to the supernatural actions of Jesus and his disciples. As, over the following centuries, the Christian church attempted to stamp out 'deviant' practices, there was a persistent interest in magic that drew strength from this Biblical validation. A strange blend of mumbo-jumbo, fraud and deeply serious study, magic was central to the European Renaissance, fascinating many of its greatest figures. Brian Copenhaver's wonderful anthology will be welcomed by everyone from those with the most casual interest in the magical tradition to anyone drawn to the Renaissance and the tangled, arcane roots of the scientific tradition.
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Read and Download George R. R. Martin book The Book of Magic in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book The Book of Magic. This book was released on 2018-10-16 with total page 576 pages. Book excerpt: A new anthology celebrating the witches and sorcerers of epic fantasy—featuring stories by George R. R. Martin, Scott Lynch, Megan Lindholm, and many others! Hot on the heels of Gardner Dozois’s acclaimed anthology The Book of Swords comes this companion volume devoted to magic. How could it be otherwise? For every Frodo, there is a Gandalf . . . and a Saruman. For every Dorothy, a Glinda . . . and a Wicked Witch of the West. What would Harry Potter be without Albus Dumbledore . . . and Severus Snape? Figures of wisdom and power, possessing arcane, often forbidden knowledge, wizards and sorcerers are shaped—or misshaped—by the potent magic they seek to wield. Yet though their abilities may be godlike, these men and women remain human—some might say all too human. Such is their curse. And their glory. In these pages, seventeen of today’s top fantasy writers—including award-winners Elizabeth Bear, John Crowley, Kate Elliott, K. J. Parker, Tim Powers, and Liz Williams—cast wondrous spells that thrillingly evoke the mysterious, awesome, and at times downright terrifying worlds where magic reigns supreme: worlds as far away as forever, and as near as next door. FEATURING SIXTEEN ALL-NEW STORIES: “The Return of the Pig” by K. J. Parker “Community Service” by Megan Lindholm “Flint and Mirror” by John Crowley “The Friends of Masquelayne the Incomparable” by Matthew Hughes “The Biography of a Bouncing Boy Terror: Chapter Two: Jumping Jack in Love” by Ysabeau S. Wilce “Song of Fire” by Rachel Pollack “Loft the Sorcerer” by Eleanor Arnason “The Governor” by Tim Powers “Sungrazer” by Liz Williams “The Staff in the Stone” by Garth Nix “No Work of Mine” by Elizabeth Bear “Widow Maker” by Lavie Tidhar “The Wolf and the Manticore” by Greg Van Eekhout “The Devil’s Whatever” by Andy Duncan “Bloom” by Kate Elliott “The Fall and Rise of the House of the Wizard Malkuril” by Scott Lynch Plus George R. R. Martin’s classic story “A Night at the Tarn House” and an introduction by Gardner Dozois Praise for The Book of Magic “In The Book of Magic, you get everything you expect and more! Assembling seventeen great authors in one place is a difficult job but this book, with a lot of help from editor Gardner Dozois, does just that. . . . This compilation is a treat for any who love a good fantasy tale.”—Geeks of Doom
Read and Download Alice Hoffman book The Book of Magic in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book The Book of Magic. This book was released on 2022-01-06 with total page 345 pages. Book excerpt: ‘Full of Hoffman’s bewitching and lucid prose and vivid characters, The Book of Magic is ultimately about the very human magic of family and love and actions that echo through generations… it casts a spell’ —Matt Haig THE STUNNING, UNFORGETTABLE CONCLUSION TO THE BELOVED PRACTICAL MAGIC SERIES For centuries, the Owens family has been cursed in matters of love. When beloved aunt Jet Owens hears the sound of the deathwatch beetle, she knows that it is a signal. She has finally discovered the secret to breaking the curse, but time is running out. She has only seven days to live. Unaware of the family’s witchcraft lineage and all it entails, one of the young sisters of the new Owens generation has fallen in love. As the curse strikes once again, her love’s fate hangs in the balance, spurring three generations of Owens to venture back to where it all began and use their gifts to break the spell that has marked all their lives. But doing so threatens to destroy everything the family has fought so hard to protect. How much will they give up for the greatest gift of all? 'This page-turning Atlantic-crossing caper is, above all, a paean to family love... These fast fairytales for grown-ups are full of enchanting comfort – more escapist than curse' —Sunday Times 'A satisfying tale springs from a slow beginning, packing in escapist fable, real-world savvy and incidents galore' —Mail on Sunday 'Delightfully witchy... Alluring on its own, it's also a satisfying end to a timeless saga' —New York Times Book Review PRAISE for ALICE HOFFMAN ‘Beautiful, harrowing, a major contribution to twenty-first century literature’ Toni Morrison ‘I am still reeling from The Dovekeepers – from the history Alice Hoffman illuminates, from the language she uses to bring these women to life. This novel is a testament to the human spirit and to love rising from the ashes of war. But most of all, this novel is one that will never be forgotten by a reader.’ Jodi Picoult ‘In her remarkable new novel, Alice Hoffman holds a mirror to our ancient past as she explores the contemporary themes of sexual desire, women’s solidarity in the face of strife, and the magic that’s quietly present in our day-to-day living. Put The Dovekeepers at the pinnacle of Hoffman’s extraordinary body of work. I was blown away.’ Wally Lamb ‘Alice Hoffman takes seemingly ordinary lives and lets us see and feel extraordinary things.’ Amy Tan ‘Miss Hoffman heals wounds with the gentle touch of an angel’ Joseph Heller 'Oh, what a book this is! Hoffman’s exploration of the world of good and evil, and the constant contest between them, is unflinching; and the humanity she brings to us – it is a glorious experience.' Elizabeth Strout
- Author : Ross Martin Madsen
- Release Date : 1988-04
- Publisher : Puffin Books
- Number Of Pages : 52 Pages
- ISBN 10 : 0803705018
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- Language : en
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Read and Download Ross Martin Madsen book Perrywinkle and the Book of Magic Spells in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Perrywinkle and the Book of Magic Spells. This book was released on 1988-04 with total page 52 pages. Book excerpt: A seven-year-old boy, with the help of his talking crow, learns to be a wizard like his father.
Read and Download Fred Perry book Gold Digger Books of Magic 3 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Gold Digger Books of Magic 3. This book was released on 2010-09-01 with total page 26 pages. Book excerpt: Class is in session, students! Time for you to learn all about magic in the GD-verse from your professor, Dr. Theodore Diggers, Ph.D. and Th.D. You'll get clear, detailed lessons on the rules, ranges and limits of ether manipulation, both learned and innate. The course will also cover spell circles, magic-user types and magical creature species, with plenty of known examples and illustrations. Learn to cast with the best or at how to fake it for RPGs, at least!
Read and Download John Ney Rieber book Books of Magic Book One in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Books of Magic Book One. This book was released on 2017 with total page 0 pages. Book excerpt: "Timothy Hunter and the Books of Magic created by Neil Gaiman and John Bolton, featuring characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg"
Read and Download Rodney Lawrence Thomas book Magical Motifs in the Book of Revelation in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Magical Motifs in the Book of Revelation. This book was released on 2010-06-06 with total page 242 pages. Book excerpt: Rodney Thomas considers whether Revelation was written as an 'anti-magical' polemic, and explores the concept and definition of 'magic' from both modern and first-century standpoints.
Read and Download Neil Gaiman book The Books of Magic in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book The Books of Magic. This book was released on 2013 with total page 0 pages. Book excerpt: Timothy Hunter is taken on a tour of the magical realms by a quartet of fallen mystics.
Read and Download Richard Heygate book The Book of English Magic in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book The Book of English Magic. This book was released on 2010-04-01 with total page 576 pages. Book excerpt: Of all the countries in the world, England has the richest history of magical lore and practice. English authors such as J.R.R.Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Terry Pratchett, and J.K.Rowling, dominate the world of magic in fiction, but from the earliest times, England has also acted as home to generations of eccentrics and scholars who have researched and explored every conceivable kind of occult art. Most people are torn between a fascination with magic and an almost instinctive fear of the occult, of a world redolent with superstition and illusion. And yet more people now practice magic in England than at any time in her history. The Book of English Magic explores this hidden story, from its first stirrings to our present-day fascination with all things magical. Along the way readers are offered a rich menu of magical things to do and places to visit.
Read and Download Arthur Edward Waite book The Book of Ceremonial Magic in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book The Book of Ceremonial Magic. This book was released on 2005 with total page 373 pages. Book excerpt: This volume is a collection of all-new original essays covering everything from feminist to postcolonial readings of the play as well as source queries and analyses of historical performances of the play. The Merchant of Venice is a collection of seventeen new essays that explore the concepts of anti-Semitism, the work of Christopher Marlowe, the politics of commerce and making the play palatable to a modern audience. The characters, Portia and Shylock, are examined in fascinating detail. With in-depth analyses of the text, the play in performance and individual characters, this book promises to be the essential resource on the play for all Shakespeare enthusiasts.
Read and Download A. E. Waite book The Book of Ceremonial Magic in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book The Book of Ceremonial Magic. This book was released on 2017-06-15 with total page 384 pages. Book excerpt: Noted occult historian cites essential passages from Renaissance-era documents and offers modern analysis. Meticulously researched survey provides information on casting spells, conjuring spirits, other supernatural practices.
Read and Download Jacobus G. Swart book The Book of Immediate Magic Part 2 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book The Book of Immediate Magic Part 2. This book was released on 2018-08 with total page 526 pages. Book excerpt: The "Shadow Tree Series" comprises a unique collection of Western Esoteric studies and practices which Jacobus G. Swart, spiritual successor to William G. Gray and co-founder of the Sangreal Sodality, has actuated and taught over a period of forty years. In "The Book of Immediate Magic - Part 1" Jacobus G. Swart perpetuates the fundamental tenets of "Self Creation" in which it is maintained that the "Centre" establishes the "Circumference," and that personal reality is emanated in harmony with personal "Will." Hence this tome comprises an enhancement and expansion of the magical doctrines and techniques of Practical Kabbalah addressed in "The Book of Self Creation," "The Book of Sacred Names," and "The Book of Seals & Amulets." Jacobus Swart claims that working "Immediate Magic" is neither impossible nor difficult when we fully understand that consciousness is just one vast ocean, and that thoughts are the waves we make in it. It is all a matter of coordinating consciousness.
Read and Download Lauron William De Laurence book The Old Book of Magic in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book The Old Book of Magic. This book was released on 1918 with total page 484 pages. Book excerpt:
Read and Download Rosemary Guiley book The Encyclopedia of Magic and Alchemy in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book The Encyclopedia of Magic and Alchemy. This book was released on 2006 with total page 385 pages. Book excerpt: A comprehensive illustrated reference guide with more than 400 entries on the subjects of magic and alchemy.
Read and Download Francis Young book A Medieval Book of Magical Stones The Peterborough Lapidary in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book A Medieval Book of Magical Stones The Peterborough Lapidary. This book was released on 2016-10-08 with total page 152 pages. Book excerpt: A Medieval Book of Magical Stones is the first translation of the longest and most comprehensive medieval English treatise on the occult powers of stones and gems, the Peterborough Lapidary. Lapidaries (encyclopaedias of the 'virtues' of stones and minerals) were an essential resource for practitioners of natural and ritual magic as well as medicine. This late fifteenth-century manuscript from the library of Peterborough Cathedral describes 145 stones, portraying them as living beings whose properties range from giving the bearer the power to command spirits and foretell the future to healing numerous illnesses and communicating with spirits and the dead, along with instructions on how to release latent occult power from within stones. Many of the proposed uses of stones resemble the concerns of medieval necromancers, such as invisibility, love magic, power over animals and the creation of magical mirrors. pp. xliii+106; 2 column text; introduction; bibliography; analytical index; 8 b/w illustrations
Read and Download Jeff Nesbit book The Books of El in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book The Books of El. This book was released on 2014-07-01 with total page 573 pages. Book excerpt: At the dawn of the earth, a race of beings-masters of the universe-walked the planet. Now a portal opens to their long-lost world. After thousands of years, Araqiel the Watcher has finally spotted the culmination of his quest-three champions not of his world, but perhaps its only hope. But will they be willing to step into this most dangerous of games and fulfill their unique destinies? Laura, Jon, and Sampson, three college students, have heard the legends about the bene elohim, who have invoked fear and awe since the beginning of time. Both despised and revered, they taught humankind about mysteries otherwise unknown. Then, abruptly, they vanished, along with the other six races-the elves, dwarves, giants, centaurs, people of the sea, and fairies. But to Laura, Jon, and Sampson, the bene elohim are nothing more than myths...until they encounter the mysterious Araqiel, discover The Books of El, and are plunged into the world these ancient beings once ruled with absolute power. Their mission? To journey to the land, to believe, to act in the land's behalf, and to forge a path, using their honed skills as a team to do what seems impossible. The stakes are high-not only their own lives, but the survival of two worlds. And forces not of their world are conspiring to make this the deadliest game of all.
Read and Download Fred Perry book Gold Digger Books of Magic 1 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Gold Digger Books of Magic 1. This book was released on 2010-07-01 with total page 26 pages. Book excerpt: Class is in session, students! Time for you to learn all about magic in the GD-verse from your professor, Dr. Theodore Diggers, Ph.D. and Th.D. You'll get clear, detailed lessons on the rules, ranges and limits of ether manipulation, both learned and innate. The course will also cover spell circles, magic-user types and magical creature species, with plenty of known examples and illustrations. Learn to cast with the best or at how to fake it for RPGs, at least!