Here Is Real Magic

Author: Nate Staniforth
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1632864266
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An extraordinary memoir about finding wonder in everyday life, from magician Nate Staniforth. Nate Staniforth has spent most of his life and all of his professional career trying to understand wonder--what it is, where to find it, and how to share it with others. He became a magician because he learned at a young age that magic tricks don't have to be frivolous. Magic doesn't have to be about sequins and smoke machines--rather, it can create a moment of genuine astonishment. But after years on the road as a professional magician, crisscrossing the country and performing four or five nights a week, every week, Nate was disillusioned, burned out, and ready to quit. Instead, he went to India in search of magic. Here Is Real Magic follows Nate Staniforth's evolution from an obsessed young magician to a broken wanderer and back again. It tells the story of his rediscovery of astonishment--and the importance of wonder in everyday life--during his trip to the slums of India, where he infiltrated a three-thousand-year-old clan of street magicians. Here Is Real Magic is a call to all of us--to welcome awe back into our lives, to marvel in the everyday, and to seek magic all around us.

Sweet Dreams

Author: Daniel Clement Dennett
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262042253
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The author of Consciousness Explained revises and renews his Multiple Drafts Model of consciousness in the light of recent research.

Black House

Author: Stephen King
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451698372
Size: 11,95 MB
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of The Talisman, “an intelligent…suspenseful page-turner” (The Wall Street Journal) from “two master craftsmen, each at the top of his game” (The Washington Post). Twenty years ago, a boy named Jack Sawyer traveled to a parallel universe called the Territories to save his mother and her Territories “Twinner” from an agonizing death that would have brought cataclysm to the other world. Now Jack is a retired Los Angeles homicide detective living in the nearly nonexistent hamlet of Tamarack, Wisconsin. He has no recollection of his adventures in the Territories, and was compelled to leave the police force when an odd, happenstance event threatened to awaken those memories. When a series of gruesome murders occur in western Wisconsin that are reminiscent of those committed several decades ago by a madman named Albert Fish, the killer is dubbed “the Fishman,” and Jack’s buddy, the local chief of police, begs Jack to help the inexperienced force find him. But are these new killings merely the work of a disturbed individual, or has a mysterious and malignant force been unleashed in this quiet town? What causes Jack’s inexplicable waking dreams—if that is what they are—of robins’ eggs and red feathers? It’s almost as if someone is trying to tell him something. As this cryptic message becomes increasingly impossible to ignore, Jack is drawn back to the Territories and to his own hidden past, where he may find the soul-strength to enter a terrifying house at the end of a deserted tract of forest, there to encounter the obscene and ferocious evils sheltered within it.

The Fantasticks

Author: Harvey Schmidt
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1557839921
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(Applause Libretto Library). This edition features the complete libretto from the musical. "Richly illustrated, it is ideal for fans of the show, as well as admirers of musical theatre." Variety * "Anybody who has seen the show (who hasn't?) should read the book" Entertainment Today * "The perfect present for any Fantasticks fans." Cleveland Plain Dealer * "A valuable resource. Recommended for all collections." Choice

The Thinking Woman S Guide To Real Magic

Author: Emily Croy Barker
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101585579
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An imaginative story of a woman caught in an alternate world—where she will need to learn the skills of magic to survive Nora Fischer’s dissertation is stalled and her boyfriend is about to marry another woman. During a miserable weekend at a friend’s wedding, Nora wanders off and walks through a portal into a different world where she’s transformed from a drab grad student into a stunning beauty. Before long, she has a set of glamorous new friends and her romance with gorgeous, masterful Raclin is heating up. It’s almost too good to be true. Then the elegant veneer shatters. Nora’s new fantasy world turns darker, a fairy tale gone incredibly wrong. Making it here will take skills Nora never learned in graduate school. Her only real ally—and a reluctant one at that—is the magician Aruendiel, a grim, reclusive figure with a biting tongue and a shrouded past. And it will take her becoming Aruendiel’s student—and learning magic herself—to survive. When a passage home finally opens, Nora must weigh her “real life” against the dangerous power of love and magic. For lovers of Lev Grossman's The Magicians series (The Magicians and The Magician King) and Deborah Harkness's All Souls Trilogy (A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night).

In Detail

Author: Mark McInturff
Editor: Images Publishing
ISBN: 9781864701005
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Another addition to the outstanding House Design Series. This fascinating title discusses the work of a major, award-winning architect. Superb colour photographs.

Illusionism

Author: Keith Frankish
Editor: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1845409655
Size: 11,31 MB
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Illusionism is the view that phenomenal consciousness (in the philosophers' sense) is an illusion. This book is a reprint of a special issue of the Journal of Consciousness Studies devoted to this topic. It takes the form of a target paper by the editor, followed by commentaries from various thinkers, including leading defenders of the theory such as Daniel Dennett, Nicholas Humphrey, Derk Pereboom and Georges Rey. A number of disciplines are represented and different viewpoints are discussed and defended. The colleciton is tied together with a response to the commentaries from the editor.

Food Lovers Guide To Pittsburgh

Author: Sarah Sudar
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493014080
Size: 12,80 MB
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Food Lover's Guide to Pittsburgh is the ultimate guide to the city's food scene and provides the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy, and celebrate local culinary offerings. Engagingly written by local foodies, this guide is a one-stop resource for residents and visitors alike to find producers and pureyors of tasty local specialities, as well as a rich array of other, indispensible food-related information including: One-of-a-kind restaurants and landmark eateries Speciality food shops The city's best bakeries Local drink scene Food festivals and culinary events Recipes from top Pittsburgh chefs

Modernism And Magic

Author: Leigh Wilson
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748672338
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Explores the interplay between modernist experiment and occult discourses in the early twentieth century

Transcendental Magic

Author: Eliphas Levi
Editor: Weiser Books
ISBN: 1609253914
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This is Eliphas Levi's (1810-1875) best-known book. This work arguably made Levi THE most influential writer on magic since the Renaissance. Originally issued in French, the English translator is A.E. Waite and it is doubtful that anyone else could have better captured the essence of Levi's work. The book is divided in two parts; the first is theoretical, the second practical. This is a fascinating and often debated work involving a discussion that covers almost the entire realm of Ritual and High Magic.