All Kinds Of Magic

Author: Piers Moore Ede
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408808463
Size: 20,59 MB
Format: PDF
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This is the story of a man who embarked on a quest that many of us have dreamed about. Disillusioned by a world hooked on material wealth and scientific fact, he decided to travel across the globe in search of something more meaningful: the magical, the mystical. His journey takes him from snow-blanketed villages in the Himalayas to tiny, covert communities of whirling dervishes in rural Turkey; from the world's largest religious festival on the banks of the swollen Ganges to a dappled, ancient Sufi quarter in Delhi. Lyrical and clear-sighted, All Kinds of Magic is a fascinating exploration of the hidden world of miracles that is at once deeply personal and universal in its scope.

It S All A Kind Of Magic

Author: Rick Dodgson
Editor: University of Wisconsin Pres
ISBN: 0299295133
Size: 17,14 MB
Format: PDF
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"The first biography of Kesey, [revealing] a youthful life of brilliance and eccentricity that encompassed wrestling, writing, farming, magic and ventriloquism, CIA-funded experiments with hallucinatory drugs, and a notable cast of characters that would come to include Wallace Stegner, Larry McMurtry, Tom Wolfe, Neal Cassady, Timothy Leary, the Grateful Dead, and Hunter S. Thompson"--Dust jacket flap.

Magic Spells Of All Kinds

Author: Draja Mickaharic
ISBN: 1435734084
Size: 15,83 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Some spells from my notes, including some from the famous Papa Jim of San Antonio Texas. I have also included the story of the Unicorn, the Melchadizak myth and several other intereting things. A few spells on domestic concerns are also included

The Complete Book Of Spells Ceremonies And Magic

Author: Migene González-Wippler
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9780875422862
Size: 10,23 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Offers comprehensive coverage of the history of magic rituals and practices throughout the world, presenting information on voodoo, ancient Egyptian and Hebrew magic, palm reading, secret symbols, astrology, exorcism and spells to overcome enemies and obtain wealth

Magic Of Fashion

Author: Brian Moeran
Editor: Left Coast Press
ISBN: 1629583723
Size: 11,38 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Drawing on 20 years of ethnographic fieldwork and anthropological theory, anthropologist Brian Moeran argues that fashion magazines are able to cast a spell over their readers by using practices and rituals found in age-old magical and religious rites.

A General Theory Of Magic

Author: Marcel Mauss
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 113452224X
Size: 12,54 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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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 History Of Magic

Author: Joseph Ennemoser
Size: 19,65 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book contains a history of magic and includes stories on apparitions, dreams, predictions, witchcraft, table-turning, spirit-rapping and more.

It S A Kind Of Magic

Author: Carole Matthews
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405523670
Size: 16,35 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Emma and Leo have been together for ever, but their relationship seems to have lost its sparkle. When Leo turns up to Emma's thirtieth birthday dinner unforgivably late and extremely drunk, she can't help wishing for someone to wave a magic wand and turn Leo into a reliable and considerate boyfriend. Then Leo's path crosses with a decidely unusual girl called Isobel and as he falls under her spell, Emma sees him change before her very eyes. Soon she regrets wishing for a 'new' Leo at all. If Emma's going to win Leo back, she'll need to do some changing of her own . . .

The Archaeology Of Ritual And Magic

Author: Ralph Merrifield
Size: 18,19 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Like all human activities, ritual customs, intended to gain advantage or avert disaster by supernatural means, have left their mark on the archaeological record. Yet archaeologists are often reluctant to recognize evidence of behavior that has no obvious material purpose. Even where they realize that something unusual has occurred, they will put forward every other possible explanation in terms of accident or functional utility, however improbable. For the first time, Ralph Merrifield systematically looks at the evidence for European ritual from prehistoric times to the present day. In examining different kinds of ritual, superstition and magic whether animal sacrifice, offerings to earth and water, spells and charms, or antidotes to witchcraft he shows how common patterns of activity have continued with little alteration over the centuries. Through fundamental changes of religious belief from primitive animism to developed paganism, from paganism to Christianity, from traditional Catholicism to Protestantism, and even from religious faith to scientific rationalism the same kinds of simple ritual have survived to give comfort and a sense of security. Profusely illustrated, this provocative and readable study will not only be required reading for archaeologists at all levels, but will also appeal to all those interested in folklore and the oddities of human behavior."

Magical Almanac 2010

Author: Chandra Alexandre
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738706906
Size: 20,56 MB
Format: PDF
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Featuring Raymond Buckland's original Introduction that had launched this successful annual in 1990, the 20th-anniversary edition offers a new array of ways to magically enhance everyday life.