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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 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 Magical Realism
The Author Lois Parkinson Zamora
The Publisher Duke University Press
Release Date1995-01-01
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 581
ISBN 0822316404
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Magical realism is often regarded as a regional trend, restricted to the Latin American writers who popularized it as a literary form. In this critical anthology, the first of its kind, editors Lois Parkinson Zamora and Wendy B. Faris show magical realism to be an international movement with a wide-ranging history and a significant influence among the literatures of the world. In essays on texts by writers as diverse as Toni Morrison, Günter Grass, Salman Rushdie, Derek Walcott, Abe Kobo, Gabriel García Márquez, and many others, magical realism is examined as a worldwide phenomenon. Presenting the first English translation of Franz Roh's 1925 essay in which the term magical realism was coined, as well as Alejo Carpentier's classic 1949 essay that introduced the concept of lo real maravilloso to the Americas, this anthology begins by tracing the foundations of magical realism from its origins in the art world to its current literary contexts. It offers a broad range of critical perspectives and theoretical approaches to this movement, as well as intensive analyses of various cultural traditions and individual texts from Eastern Europe, Asia, North America, Africa, the Caribbean, and Australia, in addition to those from Latin America. In situating magical realism within the expanse of literary and cultural history, this collection describes a mode of writing that has been a catalyst in the development of new regional literatures and a revitalizing force for more established narrative traditions--writing particularly alive in postcolonial contexts and a major component of postmodernist fiction.

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 The Royal Road to Card Magic
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1961
Pages 302
ISBN 9781595610072
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Renaissance Magic and the Return of the Golden Age
The Author John S. Mebane
The Publisher U of Nebraska Press
Release Date1992
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 308
ISBN 080328179X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: For all their pride in seeing this world clearly, the thinkers and artists of the English Renaissance were also fascinated by magic and the occult. The three greatest playwrights of the period devoted major plays (The Tempest, Doctor Faustus, The Alchemist) to magic, Francis Bacon often referred to it, and it was ever-present in the visual arts. In Renaissance Magic and the Return of the Golden Age John S. Mebane reevaluates the significance of occult philosophy in Renaissance thought and literature, constructing the most detailed historical context for his subject yet attempted.

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 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 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 Magic in Medieval Manuscripts
The Author Sophie Page
The Publisher University of Toronto Press
Release Date2004
Genre Art
Pages 64
ISBN 0802037976
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "Magic in Medieval Manuscripts" explores the place of magic in the medieval world and the contradictory responses it evoked, through an exploration of images and texts in British Library manuscripts.

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 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 Breaking the Magic Spell
The Author Jack Zipes
The Publisher University Press of Kentucky
Release Date2002
Genre Performing Arts
Pages 278
ISBN 0813190304
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Guts and Glory: The Making of the American Military Image in Film is the definitive study of the symbiotic relationship between the film industry and the United States armed services. Since the first edition was published nearly two decades ago, the nation has experienced several wars, both on the battlefield and in movie theatres and living rooms at home. Now author Lawrence Suid has extensively revised and expanded his classic history of the mutual exploitation of the film industry and the military, exploring how Hollywood has reflected and effected changes in America's image of its armed services. This significantly expanded edition has been brought completely up to date and includes many of the most recent war films, such as Saving Private Ryan, U-571, Pearl Harbor, and Windtalkers. Lawrence H. Suid, a military historian, is the author of several books and has recently appeared on The History Channel, Turner Classic Movies, and CNN. He lives in Greenbelt, Maryland. Click here for his website.

The Book The Magic Well
The Author Hermann Ammann
The Publisher I. E. Clark Publications
Release Date1972
Genre Children's plays
Pages 37
ISBN 0886801222
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book A General Theory of Magic
The Author Marcel Mauss
The Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date2001
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
Pages 183
ISBN 0415253969
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
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 Light science Magic
The Author Fil Hunter
The Publisher Taylor & Francis
Release Date2007
Genre Photography
Pages 308
ISBN 9780240808192
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: An amazing (and some would say magical) resource on photographic lighting that has been talked about in the community and recommended for years. This highly respected guide has been thoroughly updated and revised for content and design - it is now produced in full color! It introduces a logical theory of photographic lighting so if you are starting out in photography you will learn how to predict results before setting up lights. This is not primarily a how-to book with only set examples for you to copy. Rather, Light: Science and Magic provides you with a comprehensive theory of the nature and principles of light to allow you to use lighting to express your own creativity. Numerous photographs and illustrations provide clear examples of the theories, while sidebars highlight special lighting questions. Expanded chapters on available light in portraiture, as well as new information on digital equipment and terminology make this a must have update! *New four color art package with contemporary lighting examples *Based on the behaviour of light *Theory book for serious photographers

The Book The Book of Magic
The Author Brian Copenhaver
The Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date2015-11-05
Genre Science
Pages 704
ISBN 9780141393155
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: '. . . 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.

The Book The Magic of the State
The Author Michael T. Taussig
The Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date1997
Genre Political Science
Pages 206
ISBN 0415917913
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Enter an ethnographically surreal work located in a fictive Latin American country: The Magic of the State focuses on the theater of spirit possession at a Spirit Queen's enchanted mountain where the dead - Blacks and Indians, Europe's fetishized others - pass into the bodies of the living, creating a circulation of ecstatic bodily power. Employing Bataille's concept of the sacred, Taussig draws on his extensive fieldwork to create his own theater of spirit possession. He then traces the circulation of power, along with its dada-like transformations between spirit and matter, everywhere - through popular shrines, official monuments and slogans, money, the police, automobiles, taxis, the freeway system, and the stealing of the sword of state.

The Book Medicine and Magic in Elizabethan London
The Author Lauren Kassell
The Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date2005
Genre History
Pages 281
ISBN 0199279055
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Simon Forman (1552-1611) is one of London's most infamous astrologers. He stood apart from the medical elite because he was not formally educated and because he represented, and boldly asserted, medical ideas that were antithetical to those held by most learned physicians. He survived theplague, was consulted thousands of times a year for medical and other questions, distilled strong waters made from beer, herbs, and sometimes chemical ingredients, pursued the philosopher's stone in experiments and ancient texts, and when he was fortunate spoke with angels. He wrote compulsively,documenting his life and protesting his expertise in thousands of pages of notes and treatises. This highly readable book provides the first full account of Forman's papers, makes sense of his notorious reputation, and vividly recovers the world of medicine and magic in Elizabethan London.