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The Book The Magic
The Author Rhonda Byrne
The Publisher Kosmos Uitgevers
Release Date2015-11-27
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN 9789021560229
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Dit boek brengt de magie van het leven terug waarvan je als kind zo onder de indruk was. Het leven was adembenemend, opwindend en ontzagwekkend, en dat is het nog steeds! Als je maar weet waardoor magie wordt voortgebracht. Rhonda Byrne neemt je bij de hand. Een mysterie wordt onthuld, afkomstig van een heilige tekst. Stap voor stap komen eeuwenoude geheime lessen, onthullingen en wetenschappelijke wetten samen. Het resultaat na 28 dagen: een geluksniveau dat je niet voor mogelijk had gehouden.

The Book The Magic
The Author Rhonda Byrne
The Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date2012-03-06
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
Pages 272
ISBN 9781451673456
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: One word changes everything... For more than twenty centuries, words within a sacred text have mystified, confused, and been misunderstood by almost all who read them. Only a very few people through history have realized that the words are a riddle, and that once you solve the riddle—once you uncover the mystery—a new world will appear before your eyes. In The Magic, Rhonda Byrne reveals this life-changing knowledge to the world. Then, on an incredible 28-day journey, she teaches you how to apply this knowledge in your everyday life. No matter who you are, no matter where you are, no matter what your current circumstances, The Magic is going to change your entire life!

The Book Magic and Modernity
The Author Birgit Meyer
The Publisher Stanford University Press
Release Date2003
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
Pages 390
ISBN 0804744645
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This is the first book to explore comparatively how magic—usually portrayed as the antithesis of the modern—is also at home in modernity.

The Book Magic in the Middle Ages
The Author Richard Kieckhefer
The Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date2014-11-06
Genre History
Pages 240
ISBN 9781107431829
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A fascinating study of natural and demonic magic within the broad context of medieval culture.

The Book Magic and the Supernatural in Medieval English Romance
The Author Corinne J. Saunders
The Publisher Boydell & Brewer
Release Date2010
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 304
ISBN 9781843842217
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The themes of magic and the supernatural in medieval romance are here fully explored and put into the context of thinking at the time in this first full study of the subject.

The Book Envisioning Magic
The Author Peter Schäfer
The Publisher BRILL
Release Date1997-01-01
Genre Religion
Pages 281
ISBN 9004107770
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This collection of twelve articles presents a selection of papers delivered in the course of a seminar 1994-95 and its concluding international symposium at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. The common theme is the interrelation between magic and religion, focussing particularly on the Mediterranean world in Antiquity - Egyptian, Graeco-Roman and Jewish beliefs and customs - but also treating the early modern period in Northern Europe (the Netherlands and Germany) as well as offering more general reflections on elements of magic in language and Jewish mysticism. The volume is characterized by an interdisciplinary approach and the use of varied methodologies, emphasizing the dynamic nature of the often contradictory forces shaping religious beliefs and practices, while dismissing the idea of a linear development from magic to religion or vice versa. The contributors are outstanding scholars in their fields: Ancient, Medieval and Modern History, Religious Studies, Jewish Studies, Classical Studies, Early Christianity, Islamic Studies, Anthropology, Egyptology and Comparative Literature. Without a doubt this re-evaluation of a fascinating age-old subject will stimulate scholarly discussion and appeal to educated non-specialist readers as well.

The Book Magic
The Author Milbourne Christopher
The Publisher Courier Corporation
Release Date1991-09-23
Genre Games
Pages 216
ISBN 0486263738
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Most profusely illustrated history of stage magic -- from ancient Egypt to Houdini. Rare photographs, woodcuts, broadsides, advertisements, illustrations of costumes, stage settings, apparatus, etc. 295 illustrations.

The Book Religion and Magic in Ancient Egypt
The Author Rosalie David
The Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date2002-10-03
Genre Religion
Pages 512
ISBN 9780141941387
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The ancient Egyptians believed that the Nile - their life source - was a divine gift. Religion and magic permeated their civilization, and this book provides a unique insight into their religious beliefs and practices, from 5000 BC to the 4th century AD, when Egyptian Christianity replaced the earlier customs. Arranged chronologically, this book provides a fascinating introduction to the world of half-human/ half-animal gods and goddesses; death rituals, the afterlife and mummification; the cult of sacred animals, pyramids, magic and medicine. An appendix contains translations of Ancient Eygtian spells.

The Book A Darker Shade of Magic
The Author V. E. Schwab
The Publisher Macmillan
Release Date2015-02-24
Genre Fiction
Pages 400
ISBN 9781466851375
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A Darker Shade of Magic, from #1 New York Times bestselling author V.E. Schwab Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black. Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they'll never see. It's a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand. After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure. Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they'll first need to stay alive. "A Darker Shade of Magic has all the hallmarks of a classic work of fantasy. Schwab has given us a gem of a tale...This is a book to treasure."—Deborah Harkeness, New York Times bestselling author of the All Souls trilogy Shades of Magic series 1. A Darker Shade of Magic 2. A Gathering of Shadows 3. A Conjuring of Light At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Book A Cognitive Theory of Magic
The Author Jesper Sørensen
The Publisher Rowman Altamira
Release Date2007
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
Pages 218
ISBN 0759110409
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The author presents a new theory of magical actions based on a wide array of recent findings in the cognitive sciences. Analysing classical ethnographic cases, he argues that paying close attention to the underlying cognitive processes will not only explain why magical rituals look the way they do, it will also supply new insights into the role of magic in the formation of institutionalised religion.

The Book A General Theory of Magic
The Author Marcel Mauss
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2005-07-05
Genre Social Science
Pages 192
ISBN 9781134522231
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: First written by Marcel Mauss and Henri Humbert in 1902, A General Theory of Magic gained a wide new readership when republished by Mauss in 1950. As a study of magic in 'primitive' societies and its survival today in our thoughts and social actions, it represents what Claude Lévi-Strauss called, in an introduction to that edition, the astonishing modernity of the mind of one of the century's greatest thinkers. The book offers a fascinating snapshot of magic throughout various cultures as well as deep sociological and religious insights still very much relevant today. At a period when art, magic and science appear to be crossing paths once again, A General Theory of Magic presents itself as a classic for our times.

The Book Magic and Alchemy
The Author Robert Michael Place
The Publisher Infobase Publishing
Release Date2009
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Pages 143
ISBN 9780791093900
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Examines the history, practices, and philosophies of magic and alchemy in Western history.

The Book The Royal Road to Card Magic
The Author Jean Hugard
The Publisher Read Books Ltd
Release Date2013-04-16
Genre Games & Activities
Pages 308
ISBN 9781446546017
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Contents Include: The Overhand Shuffle The Riffle Shuffle Flourishes The Glide The Glimpse The Key Card The Palm The Backslip The Overhand Shuffle II False Shuffles and Cuts The Double Lift and Turnover The Pass Miscellaneous Flourishes The Reverses The Hindu Shuffle and Other Controls The Classic Force Top and Bottom Changes Arrangements Routines Platform Tricks

The Book Witchcraft and Magic in Europe Volume 3
The Author Karen Jolly
The Publisher A&C Black
Release Date2002-01-01
Genre History
Pages 296
ISBN 0485891034
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Between the age of St. Augustine and the sixteenth century reformations magic continued to be both a matter of popular practice and of learned inquiry. This volume deals with its use in such contexts as healing and divination and as an aspect of the knowledge of nature's occult virtues and secrets.>

The Book The Transformations of Magic
The Author Frank Klaassen
The Publisher Penn State Press
Release Date2013
Genre Religion
Pages 280
ISBN 9780271056265
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "Explores two principal genres of illicit learned magic in late Medieval manuscripts: image magic, which could be interpreted and justified in scholastic terms, and ritual magic, which could not"--Provided by publisher.

The Book Witchcraft and Magic in Europe Volume 4
The Author Stuart Clark
The Publisher A&C Black
Release Date2002
Genre History
Pages 193
ISBN 9780485890044
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The fifteenth to eighteenth centuries was a period of witchcraft prosecutions throughout Europe and modern scholars have now devoted a huge amount of research to these episodes. This volume will attempt to bring this work together by summarising the history of the trials in a new way - according to the types of legal systems involved. Other topics covered will be the continued practical use made of magic, the elaboration of demonological theories about witchcraft and magic, and the further development of scientific interests in natural magic through the 'Neoplatonic' and 'Hermetic' period.Amongst the topics included here are Superstition and Belief in high and popular culture, the place of Medicine, Witchcraft survivals in art and literature, and the survival of Persecution.>

The Book Magic Science and Religion and the Scope of Rationality
The Author Stanley J. Tambiah
The Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date1990-03-22
Genre Social Science
Pages 187
ISBN 0521376319
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This accessible and illuminating book explores the classical opposition between magic, science and religion.

The Book Ancient Christian Magic
The Author Marvin Meyer
The Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date1999
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
Pages 409
ISBN 0691004587
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This thought-provoking collection of magical texts from ancient Egypt shows the exotic rituals, esoteric healing practices, and incantatory and supernatural dimensions that flowered in early Christianity. These remarkable Christian magical texts include curses, spells of protection from "headless powers" and evil spirits, spells invoking thunderous powers, descriptions of fire baptism, and even recipes from a magical "cookbook." Virtually all the texts are by Coptic Christians, and they date from about the 1st-12th centuries of the common era, with the majority from late antiquity. By placing these rarely seen texts in historical context and discussing their significance, the authors explore the place of healing, prayer, miracles, and magic in the early Christian experience, and expand our understanding of Christianity and Gnosticism as a vital folk religion.

The Book Magic and Superstition in Europe
The Author Michael David Bailey
The Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date2007
Genre History
Pages 275
ISBN 0742533875
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The only comprehensive, single-volume survey of magic available, this compelling book traces the history of magic and superstition in Europe from antiquity to the present. Focusing mainly on the medieval and early modern era, Michael Bailey also explores the ancient Near East, classical Greece and Rome, and the spread of magical systems_particularly modern witchcraft or Wicca_from Europe to the United States. He explains how magic was understood, constructed, and frequently condemned and how magical beliefs and practices have changed over time yet also remain vital even today.

The Book Religion and the Decline of Magic
The Author Keith Thomas
The Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date2003-01-30
Genre History
Pages 880
ISBN 9780141932408
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Witchcraft, astrology, divination and every kind of popular magic flourished in England during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, from the belief that a blessed amulet could prevent the assaults of the Devil to the use of the same charms to recover stolen goods. At the same time the Protestant Reformation attempted to take the magic out of religion, and scientists were developing new explanations of the universe. Keith Thomas's classic analysis of beliefs held on every level of English society begins with the collapse of the medieval Church and ends with the changing intellectual atmosphere around 1700, when science and rationalism began to challenge the older systems of belief.