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|Author||: Ilona Andrews|
Kate Daniels is beset by a vast array of supernatural problems after starting her own business, as she struggles to deal with potential clients who are afraid of her mate while helping the Master of the Dead stop a rogue vampire.
|Author||: Amy Barickman|
|Editor||: Workman Publishing|
A whole wardrobe in a book. Imagine a pattern. A pattern for a simple skirt. Let’s call it “The Skirt.” Now, imagine that this pattern is magic—it not only yields one stylish skirt, but in fact can be used to make six stylish skirts. By following different markers on the pattern, “The Skirt” can be: 1) an A-line skirt; 2) a maxi skirt; 3) a flirty pleated hem skirt; 4) a smart-looking pencil-wrap skirt; 5) a flared bias skirt; 6) a ruffled mini. But wait, there’s more! Following each look are six fabric recommendations, some of them easily repurposed. So now, not only does each pattern turn into six patterns, but each of the six patterns can turn into six different garments. With six magic patterns in the book, the end result is 216 original designs! The skill level is basic, and there’s a complete sewing primer included, with recommendations for basic tools, step-by-step instruction, a guide to fabrics, and a sizing reference chart. Express your fashion sense, look great, be creative—and save money. Now that’s magic.
|Author||: Dion Fortune|
|Editor||: Weiser Books|
Applied Magic is a selection of Dion Fortune's writings on the practical applications of magical and esoteric techniques. Everyone has the ability to access the invisible planes of existence- a whole kingdom of mind and spirit- which cannot be perceived with the physical senses. Fortune provides invaluable guidance to anyone intent on increasing their inner awareness. She declares, "Esoteric tradition admits of no exclusiveness; it is the very essence of its spirit that it blasphemes no God that has been hallowed by our devotion. It sees all religions as the expressions of our spirit rather than the personal revelation of a jealous God to His chosen people. It suffers from neither superstitious awe nor bigoted fear."
|Author||: Sandra Kynes|
|Editor||: Llewellyn Worldwide|
Purification, regeneration, transformation . . . the ocean has long been known for its extraordinary powers. Sandra Kynes invites you to explore the sea's mystical energies. This spiritual voyage can help you find balance in your life or guide you toward a "sea change" of your own. "Sea Magic" is for everyone. You don't have to live on the coast or follow any specific spiritual path to tap into the unique energy of the ocean. Kynes offers meditations and exercises to help you center yourself, explore emotions, and find your place in the vast web of life. Dive into inner worlds of imagination and creativity. Choose a sea fetch (totem animal) to take you on a shamanic journey. Build an altar to focus your intentions and learn the rhythms of the moon. From working with sea deities to divining with seashells, "Sea Magic "offers ample ways to enhance your life and open up to divine guidance.
|Author||: Philip Carr-Gomm,Richard Heygate|
Through experiments to try and places to visit, as well as a historical exploration of magic and interviews with leading magicians, The Book of English Magic will introduce you to the extraordinary world that lies beneath the surface. Magic runs through the veins of English history, part of daily life from the earliest Arthurian legends to Aleister Crowley to the novels of Tolkien and Philip Pullman, and from the Druids to Freemasonry and beyond. Richly illustrated and deeply knowledgeable, this book is an invaluable source for anyone curious about magic and wizardry, or for sophisticated practitioners wanting to learn more.
|Author||: Rhonda Byrne|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
The tenth-anniversary edition of the book that changed lives in profound ways, now with a new foreword and afterword. In 2006, a groundbreaking feature-length film revealed the great mystery of the universe—The Secret—and, later that year, Rhonda Byrne followed with a book that became a worldwide bestseller. Fragments of a Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. For the first time, all the pieces of The Secret come together in an incredible revelation that will be life-transforming for all who experience it. In this book, you’ll learn how to use The Secret in every aspect of your life—money, health, relationships, happiness, and in every interaction you have in the world. You’ll begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that’s within you, and this revelation can bring joy to every aspect of your life. The Secret contains wisdom from modern-day teachers—men and women who have used it to achieve health, wealth, and happiness. By applying the knowledge of The Secret, they bring to light compelling stories of eradicating disease, acquiring massive wealth, overcoming obstacles, and achieving what many would regard as impossible.
|Author||: L. Hass,F. Coppa,J. Peck|
Performing Magic on the Western Stage examines magic as a performing art and as a meaningful social practice, linking magic to cultural arenas such as religion, finance, gender, and nationality and profiling magicians from Robert-Houdin to Pen& Teller.
|Author||: Kelley Armstrong|
|Editor||: Bantam Books|
With the death of her mother, twenty-three-year-old Paige Winterbourne is elevated to the position of leader of the American Coven of Witches, but her role is threatened by the antics of her new charge, an orphan who is all too willing to use her growingpowers for evil and who is being pursued by a ruthless faction of the supernatural underworld.
|Author||: Rebecca Chastain|
|Editor||: Mind Your Muse Books|
To help a baby gargoyle, Mika will risk everything... "I freaking love this book! ...All I can say is I think you should read this." (Happy Tails and Tales ★★★★★) Mika Stillwater is a midlevel earth elemental with ambitions of becoming a quartz artisan, and her hard work is starting to get noticed. But when a panicked baby gargoyle bursts into her studio, insisting Mika is the only person she'll trust with her desperate mission, Mika's carefully constructed five-year plan is shattered. Swept into the gritty criminal underworld of Terra Haven, Mika must jeopardize everything she's worked so hard for to save the baby gargoyle from the machinations of a monster—and to stay alive... From the imaginative mind of USA Today bestselling fantasy author Rebecca Chastain, Magic of the Gargoyles is a spellbinding adventure set in a world full of elemental magic and adorable gargoyles that is sure to enchant young adult and adult readers alike. Grab your copy to start Mika's exciting adventure today! NOVELS OF TERRA HAVEN GARGOYLES GUARDIAN CHRONICLES Magic of the Gargoyles Curse of the Gargoyles Secret of the Gargoyles Lured (bonus novelette available free exclusively to newsletter subscribers) TERRA HAVEN CHRONICLES Deadlines & Dryads (a prequel) Leads & Lynxes (forthcoming)
|Author||: Jesper Sørensen|
|Editor||: Rowman Altamira|
Magic is a universal phenomenon. Everywhere we look people perform ritual actions in which desirable qualities are transferred by means of physical contact and objects or persons are manipulated by things of their likeness. In this book Sørensen embraces a cognitive perspective in order to investigate this long-established but controversial topic. Following a critique of the traditional approaches to magic, and basing his claims on classical ethnographic cases, the author explains magic's universality by examining a number of recurrent cognitive processes underlying its different manifestations. He focuses on how power is infused into the ritual practice; how representations of contagion and similarity can be used to connect otherwise distinct objects in order to manipulate one by the other; and how the performance of ritual prompts representations of magical actions as effective. Bringing these features together, the author proposes a cognitive theory of how people can represent magical rituals as purposeful actions and how ritual actions are integrated into more complex representations of events. This explanation, in turn, yields new insights into the constitutive role of magic in the formation of institutionalised religious ritual.
|Author||: Thomas Picton|
|Author||: Owen Davies|
|Editor||: Oxford University Press, USA|
The first ever history of magic books - or grimoires - from the ancient Middle East through to the modern day, from harmless charms and remedies to sinister pacts with the Devil.