Magical Identity

Author: Taylor Ellwood
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ISBN: 9781905713769
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Ellwood explores how people can change their identities and why making changes to identity is the most effective magical practice one will ever learn. He details advanced neuro-magic techniques for working with one's body consciousness and neurotransmitter entities.

Dances With Sheep

Author: Matthew Strecher
Editor: U of M Center for Japanese Studies
ISBN: 0472038338
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As a spokesman for disaffected youth of the post-1960s, Murakami Haruki has become one of the most important voices in contemporary Japanese literature, and he has gained a following in the United States through translations of his works. In Dances with Sheep, Matthew Strecher examines Murakami's fiction--and, to a lesser extent, his nonfiction--for its most prevalent structures and themes. Strecher also delves into the paradoxes in Murakami's writings that confront critics and casual readers alike. Murakami writes of "serious" themes yet expresses them in a relatively uncomplicated style that appeals to high school students as well as scholars; and his fictional work appears to celebrate the pastiche of postmodern expression, yet he rejects the effects of the postmodern on contemporary culture as dangerous.Strecher's methodology is both historical and cultural as he utilizes four distinct yet interwoven approaches to analyze Murakami's major works: the writer's "formulaic" structure with serious themes; his play with magical realism; the intense psychological underpinnings of his literary landscape; and his critique of language and its capacity to represent realities, past and present. Dances with Sheep links each of these approaches with Murakami's critical focus on the fate of individual identity in contemporary Japan. The result is that the simplicity of the Murakami hero, marked by lethargy and nostalgia, emerges as emblematic of contemporary humankind, bereft of identity, direction, and meaning. Murakami's fiction is reconstructed in Dances with Sheep as a warning against the dehumanizing effects of late-model capitalism, the homogenization of the marketplace, and the elimination of effective counterculture in Japan.

The Latina Narrative

Author: Elise Caloca
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Rabbinic Drinking

Author: Jordan D. Rosenblum
Editor: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520300432
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Though ancient rabbinic texts are fundamental to analyzing the history of Judaism, they are also daunting for the novice to read. Rabbinic literature presumes tremendous prior knowledge, and its fascinating twists and turns in logic can be disorienting. Rabbinic Drinking helps learners at every level navigate this brilliant but mystifying terrain by focusing on rabbinic conversations about beverages, such as beer and wine, water, and even breast milk. By studying the contents of a drinking vessel—including the contexts and practices in which they are imbibed—Rabbinic Drinking surveys key themes in rabbinic literature to introduce readers to the main contours of this extensive body of historical documents. Features and Benefits: Contains a broad array of rabbinic passages, accompanied by didactic and rich explanations and contextual discussions, both literary and historical Thematic chapters are organized into sections that include significant and original translations of rabbinic texts Each chapter includes in-text references and concludes with a list of both referenced works and suggested additional readings

Music And Identity In Postcolonial British South Asian Literature

Author: Christin Hoene
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317679156
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This book examines the role of music in British-South Asian postcolonial literature, asking how music relates to the construction of postcolonial identity. It focuses on novels that explore the postcolonial condition in India, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom: Vikram Seth's A Suitable Boy, Amit Chaudhuri's Afternoon Raag, Suhayl Saadi's Psychoraag, Hanif Kureishi's The Buddha of Suburbia and The Black Album, and Salman Rushdie's The Ground Beneath Her Feet, with reference to other texts, such as E.M. Forster's A Passage to India and Vikram Seth's An Equal Music. The analyzed novels feature different kinds of music, from Indian classical to non-classical traditions, and from Western classical music to pop music and rock 'n' roll. Music is depicted as a cultural artifact and as a purely aestheticized art form at the same time. As a cultural artifact, music derives meaning from its socio-cultural context of production and serves as a frame of reference to explore postcolonial identities on their own terms. As purely aesthetic art, music escapes its contextual meaning. The transgressive qualities of music render it capable of expressing identities irrespective of origin and politics of location. Thereby, music in the novels marks a very productive space to imagine the postcolonial nation and to rewrite imperial history, to express the cultural hybridity of characters in-between nations, to analyze the state of the nation and life in the multicultural diaspora of contemporary Great Britain, and to explore the ramifications of cultural globalization versus cultural imperialism. It will be a useful research and teaching tool for those interested in postcolonial literature, music studies, cultural studies, contemporary literature and South-Asian literature.

Quantum Graphs And Their Applications

Author: Gregory Berkolaiko
Editor: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 0821837656
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This volume is a collection of articles dedicated to quantum graphs, a newly emerging interdisciplinary field related to various areas of mathematics and physics. The reader can find a broad overview of the theory of quantum graphs. The articles present methods coming from different areas of mathematics: number theory, combinatorics, mathematical physics, differential equations, spectral theory, global analysis, and theory of fractals. They also address various important applications, such as Anderson localization, electrical networks, quantum chaos, mesoscopic physics, superconductivity, optics, and biological modeling.

Bibliography Of Occult And Fantastic Beliefes Vol 2 E K

Author: Paul Smith (collective pseudonym)
Editor: Buike Science And Music
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EDITION of undercover-collective "Paul Smith", probably Melbourne/Australia - general purpose: mental hygiene in "esoteric matters", special purpose: esoterism around "Rennes-le-Chateau and Berenger Sauniere" - covering ca. 21.000 titles in 2017

Magical Thinking As A Developmental And Clinical Phenomenon

Author: Donald Joseph Brunnquell
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A Cognitive Theory Of Magic

Author: Jesper Sørensen
Editor: Altamira Press
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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.

Magical Advice Pt 8 From Mysticalgod

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Editor: mysticalgod
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Magical Transformations Of The Self Through The Consumption Of Foreign Brands

Author: Chunlian Dong
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The Magical Life Of Dion Fortune

Author: Alan Richardson
Editor: Thorsons Pub
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Magical Realism And Deleuze

Author: Eva Aldea
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441109986
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Magical Flutes

Author: Sari Pekkola
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Aleister Crowley And Western Esotericism

Author: Henrik Bogdan
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199996067
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This volume is the first comprehensive examination of one of the twentieth century's most distinctive iconoclasts. Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) was a study in contradictions. Born into a fundamentalist Christian family and educated at Cambridge, he was vilified as a traitor, drug addict, and debaucher, yet revered as perhaps the most influential thinker in contemporary esotericism. Moving beyond the influence of contemporary psychology and the modernist understanding of the occult, Crowley declared himself the revelator of a new age of individualism. Crowley's occult bricolage, Magick, was an eclectic combination of spiritual exercises drawn from Western European magical ceremonies and Indic sources for meditation and yoga. This journey of self-liberation culminated in harnessing sexual power as a magical discipline, a "sacrilization of the self" as practiced in Crowley's mixed masonic group, the Ordo Templi Orientis. The religion Crowley created, Thelema, legitimated his role as a charismatic revelator and herald of a new age of freedom. Aleister Crowley's lasting influence can be seen in the counter-culture movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s and in many forms of alternative spirituality and popular culture. The essays in this volume offer crucial insight into Crowley's foundational role in the study of Western esotericism, new religious movements, and sexuality.

Religious Identity In Late Antiquity

Author: Elizabeth Digeser
Editor: Edgar Kent
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Explore the different aspects of religious identity as it evolved from the third century onward from multiple contributors and different methodological approaches.

Contemporary Magic And Witchcraft

Author: Susan Greenwood
Editor: Southwater
ISBN: 9781842157961
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This is a detailed and fascinating overview of the magical traditions and practices of the modern western world.

Whitney Houston And The Magical Number Nine

Author: Carla Foletto
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1291234705
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The Journal Of Japanese Studies

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A multidisciplinary forrum for communicating new information, new interpretations, and recent research results concerning Japan to the English-reading world.