Publisher :Penguin Release Date :2015-06-09 ISBN 13:1101664908 Total Pages :1280 pages Rating :4.0/5 (11 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Magicians Trilogy :
Download or Read book The Magicians Trilogy written by Lev Grossman and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2015-06-09 with total page 1280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The entire #1 New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy, including The Magicians, The Magician King, and The Magician's Land, now available in one ebook bundle The Magicians Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A high school math genius, he’s secretly fascinated with a series of children’s fantasy novels set in a magical land called Fillory, and real life is disappointing by comparison. When Quentin is unexpectedly admitted to an elite, secret college of magic, it looks like his wildest dreams may have come true. But his newfound powers lead him down a rabbit hole of hedonism and disillusionment, and ultimately to the dark secret behind the story of Fillory. The land of his childhood fantasies turns out to be much darker and more dangerous than he ever could have imagined . . . The Magicians is one of the most daring and inventive works of literary fantasy in years. No one who has escaped into the worlds of Narnia and Harry Potter should miss this breathtaking return to the landscape of the imagination. The Magician King Quentin Coldwater should be happy. He escaped a miserable Brooklyn childhood, matriculated at a secret college for magic, and graduated to discover that Fillory—a fictional utopia—was actually real. But even as a Fillorian king, Quentin finds little peace. His old restlessness returns, and he longs for the thrills a heroic quest can bring. Accompanied by his oldest friend, Julia, Quentin sets off—only to somehow wind up back in the real-world and not in Fillory, as they’d hoped. As the pair struggle to find their way back to their lost kingdom, Quentin is forced to rely on Julia’s illicitly learned sorcery as they face a sinister threat in a world very far from the beloved fantasy novels of their youth. The Magician's Land Quentin Coldwater has lost everything. He has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical world of his childhood dreams that he once ruled. With nothing left to lose he returns to where his story began, the Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. But he can’t hide from his past, and it’s not long before it comes looking for him. Meanwhile, the magical barriers that keep Fillory safe are failing, and barbarians from the north have invaded. Eliot and Janet, the rulers of Fillory, embark on a final quest to save their beloved world, only to discover a situation far more complex—and far more dire—than anyone had envisioned. Along with Plum, a brilliant young magician with a dark secret of her own, Quentin sets out on a crooked path through a magical demimonde of gray magic and desperate characters. His new life takes him back to old haunts, like Antarctica and the Neitherlands, and old friends he thought were lost forever. The Magician’s Land is an intricate and fantastical thriller, and an epic of love and redemption that brings the Magicians trilogy to a magnificent conclusion, confirming it as one of the great achievements in modern fantasy.
Publisher :Llewellyn Worldwide Release Date :1993 ISBN 13:9780875428680 Total Pages :626 pages Rating :4.2/5 (428 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Magician's Companion :
Download or Read book The Magician's Companion written by Bill Whitcomb and published by Llewellyn Worldwide. This book was released on 1993 with total page 626 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The Magician's Companion by Bill Whitcomb is the most complete collection of practical information on magical systems from around the world you can add to your magical techniques. It begins with a complete introduction to magic, from definitions to a program of study so you can use the many systems described in the book. There are 91 systems described, including: ·The four worlds of the Hopi ·The Hindu Tattwas ·The Chinese Five Elements ·The Chakras ·The eight Chinese trigrams ·The Qabalistic Tree of Life ·Astrology ·The meridians of acupuncture ·Geomantic symbols ·The druid tree alphabet ·The Enochian system ·The Runes ·The color scales ·The hexagrams of the I Ching ·The 72 names of God There is so much more in this book. You'll also learn the techniques of working with: ·Alchemy ·Magical Alphabets ·Deities from numerous pantheons ·Telesmatic images ·Magic squares and sigils ·Attributions for gems and minerals This just scratches the surface of what has been acclaimed as one of the greatest research tools ever for magicians of all type. The magical knowledge of our ancestors comprises an intricate and elegant technology of the mind and imagination. The Magician's Companion makes the ancient systems accessible, understandable, and useful to modern magicians by categorizing and cross-referencing the major magical symbol systems. In fact, as a cross-reference, it is simply beyond compare. The Magician's Companion is the single source with the most complete information on Eastern and Western magical systems ever published. Students of mysticism, mythology, symbolic art, literature, and even cryptography will find The Magician's Companion of infinite value. This book is a must.
Publisher :On The Mark Press Release Date : ISBN 13:1770722386 Total Pages : pages Rating :4.7/5 (77 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Reading with the Magic Treehouse Gr. 1-3 :
Download or Read book Reading with the Magic Treehouse Gr. 1-3 written by and published by On The Mark Press. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis:
Publisher :Hachette UK Release Date :2010-01-07 ISBN 13:0748116664 Total Pages :480 pages Rating :4.4/5 (748 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Magicians' Guild :
Download or Read book The Magicians' Guild written by Trudi Canavan and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2010-01-07 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The phenomenally popular first novel from international No. 1 bestselling author Trudi Canavan *Over 3 million Trudi Canavan copies sold worldwide* Each year the magicians of Imardin gather together to purge the city streets of vagrants, urchins and miscreants. Masters of the disciplines of magic, they know that no one can oppose them. But their protective shield is not as impenetrable as they believe. Sonea, angry, frustrated and outraged by the treatment of her family and friends, hurls a stone at the shield, putting all her rage behind it. To the amazement of all who bear witness, the stone passes unhindered through the barrier and renders a magician unconscious. The guild's worst fear has been realised . . . There is an untrained magician loose on the streets. She must be found before her uncontrolled powers unleash forces that will destroy both her, and the city that is her home. Praise for Trudi Canavan: 'Epic, vivid and believable' Guardian 'It's easy to see why Trudi Canavan's novels so often make the bestseller lists. Her easy, flowing style makes for effortless reading . . . Delightful worldbuilding . . . Vivid and enjoyable' SFX 'The world-building is tremendous. The magical system is sophisticated and fascinating' Striking Keys 'A suspenseful masterpiece . . . will have fans desperate for the sequel' RT Book Reviews 'Superb . . . an enthralling tapestry of a book that's hard to put down' Fantasy Faction The Black Magician Trilogy: The Magicians' Guild The Novice The High Lord *Have you tried Trudi Canavan's stunning new series, Millennium's Rule? It starts with the Sunday Times bestselling THIEF'S MAGIC*
Publisher : Release Date :1857 ISBN 13: Total Pages :365 pages Rating :4.L/5 ( users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Magician's Own Book, Or, The Whole Art of Conjuring :
Download or Read book The Magician's Own Book, Or, The Whole Art of Conjuring written by and published by . This book was released on 1857 with total page 365 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis:
Publisher :Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency Release Date :2017-03-30 ISBN 13:1681819244 Total Pages :136 pages Rating :4.8/5 (681 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Life and Times of Perley the Magician :
Download or Read book The Life and Times of Perley the Magician written by Bonnie M. Clark Douglass, EdD and published by Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency. This book was released on 2017-03-30 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Perley arrived into this world weighing less than two pounds. He was loved and nurtured in a small shoe box in a warming oven by night and on the window sill during the day when the sun was out. Deep in his heart and soul that love never left him, and he has done unto others what was done unto him-show love. Perley the Magician is the miracle man that we all love and the show must go on. After being diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer in the spring of 2014, Perley never missed a show for adults or children. This book radiates the love people feel for Perley with numerous memories and tributes intertwined with Perley’s life journey. Perley lives his life as a testimony of his love for God; his wife, Valerie; family, and friends, and especially the children that he loves to make happy.`
Publisher :Tundra Books Release Date :2018-04-03 ISBN 13:1770498966 Total Pages :32 pages Rating :4.7/5 (77 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Magician's Secret :
Download or Read book The Magician's Secret written by Zachary Hyman and published by Tundra Books. This book was released on 2018-04-03 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This action-adventure picture book featuring a grandfather and grandson duo celebrates the power of imagination and the magic of make believe. Charlie loves when Grandpa comes to babysit because he always brings his magical imagination. Grandpa was a magician who knows the most amazing tricks; he can pull a rabbit from a hat and make a coin disappear. But what Charlie loves most are his wonderful adventure stories, and they all begin with something his grandfather has saved in his Magic Story Chest. An hourglass is a reminder of how he defended the treasure in King Tut's tomb from raiders. A long white scarf inspires the story about Grandpa's dogfight with the notorious Red Baron, the great First World War fighter pilot. A coconut shell heralds the story about his encounter with a nasty Tyrannosaurus Rex. Charlie's parents, though, aren't too sure they like Grandpa's stories and warn Charlie that they're just "tall tales." What is Charlie to believe? How can his grandpa convince him that all you need to do is believe and a dream can be turned into something real?
Publisher :Wondertale Press Release Date :2016-11-08 ISBN 13:1945353112 Total Pages :247 pages Rating :4.4/5 (945 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Magician's Workshop, Volume One :
Download or Read book The Magician's Workshop, Volume One written by Christopher Hansen and published by Wondertale Press. This book was released on 2016-11-08 with total page 247 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis:
Publisher : Release Date :2005 ISBN 13:9780099482178 Total Pages :262 pages Rating :4.8/5 (482 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Steps Up the Chimney :
Download or Read book The Steps Up the Chimney written by William Corlett and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: William, Mary and Alice Constant have come to spend Christmas with their uncle as their parents are working abroad. Little by little, they discover that things in this remote old house are not quite what they seem. There are powerful forces at work, calling to the children from across the centuries; forces that pull them up the hidden steps in the chimney to the secret room where the magician lives.
Publisher :Open Road Media Release Date :2018-04-17 ISBN 13:1504050312 Total Pages :272 pages Rating :4.0/5 (54 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Magician's Wife :
Download or Read book The Magician's Wife written by Brian Moore and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2018-04-17 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The restless wife of an illusionist becomes embroiled in a North African holy war in this “tour de force” of historical fiction (The New York Times). Early in her marriage to renowned prestidigitator Henri Lambert, Emmeline had exulted in his fame, the foreign tours, and the command performances of his “Magical Evenings.” Now, Henri’s given it all up to pursue a quiet life in their remote country manor, but restless, devoted Emmeline longs to see her husband return to his former glory. It all changes again when, in service to their country, Henri and Emmeline are invited to spend seven days at Compiègne as guests of Napoléon III. The emperor wants Henri to work his magic on a charismatic Algerian marabout who’s influencing his followers to overthrow the French in a holy war. For Henri, convincing a man of where his allegiance should lie will be the performance of a lifetime. But for Emmeline, ushered from the lavish royal courts to the barren Sahara, it will prove to be an illuminating journey that will challenge her views on God and faith, open her eyes to her husband’s weaknesses, and expose the treachery of her own country. “Flashing his own sleight of hand, [Moore] transforms a historical fact into a story both true to its time and relevant to the present day.” —The New York Times
Publisher :State University of New York Press Release Date : ISBN 13:079149506X Total Pages :312 pages Rating :4.9/5 (791 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Low-Key Politics :
Download or Read book Low-Key Politics written by Richard T. Antoun and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Study of a Jordanian village, focusing on the choice of available political strategies.
Publisher :Philaletheians UK Release Date :2022-07-07 ISBN 13: Total Pages :61 pages Rating :4./5 ( users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The power of the magician is inversely related to his worldly interests :
Download or Read book The power of the magician is inversely related to his worldly interests written by Eliphas Levi and published by Philaletheians UK. This book was released on 2022-07-07 with total page 61 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Occult philosophy is the key to all divine obscurities, and the absolute queen of society in those ages when it was reserved exclusively for the education of priests and kings. The multitude never conspires except against real powers; it possesses not the knowledge of what is true, but it has the instinct of what is strong. Emperor Julian was the Don Quixote of Roman Chivalry. Julian and Socrates were put to death for the same crime. Why do priests and potentates tremble? What secret power threatens tiaras and crowns? Magic, as a science, is the knowledge of the metaphysical principles, and of the way by which the omniscience and omnipotence of the spirit and its control over nature’s forces may be acquired by the individual while still in the body. Magic, as an art, is the application of this knowledge in practice. True Magic is the intimate knowledge of nature within the sanctuaries known as the “worship of the Light” and diligent research into those occult laws, which constitute the ultimate essence of every element. True Magic, being divine and spiritual wisdom, it can only be exercised by the pure in heart. Occultism is vastly different from “magic,” a term often confounded the occult sciences, including the “black arts,” and the “worship of Darkness.” The Sphinx is the living palladium of humanity and the imagination lighting up our blind senses. She is the eternal enigma of the vulgar, the granite pedestal of Divine Wisdom, the voracious and silent monster whose invariable form expresses the one dogma of the great universal mystery. By lifting the veil of Isis and balancing the twin opposing powers — spirituality and animalism — ever reacting upon each other, the Kabbalah affirms the eternal struggle of being, reconciles reason with faith, power with liberty, and science with mystery. The seeker of Truth must be fearless and forgiving, brave dangers, dishonour, and give up all expectation. Divine knowledge must be conquered by defiant intensity and virtue, before she opens the portals of her secret chambers. Unsullied by the hand of matter, she shows her treasures only to the Eye of Spirit. What is faith except the audacity of a will, which does not tarry in darkness, but moves on towards the light in spite of all ordeals, surmounting all obstacles? It is action that proves life and establishes will, therefore, we must act in order to be. Mysteries are disdained by modern science. Their primary benefit is that they forestall absolute brutality among men. Miracles are natural phenomena from occult causes. Admission of miracles implies ignorance of their causes. By providential law, the true alchemist can only exercise omnipotence in inverse proportion to his material interests: the more resigned is he to privations, and the more he esteems that poverty which protects the secrets of the magnum opus, the more gold he makes. He must be cool, dispassionate, and utterly unconcerned with self, yet ever ready to sacrifice himself for the welfare of others. He has no right to use his magnetic power to lessen his personal suffering, as long as there is a single creature that suffers and whose physical or mental pain he can lessen, if not heal. Passion forcibly projects the astral light and impresses unforeseen and uncontrollable movements on the universal agent. The more we restrain ourselves for an idea, the greater is the strength we acquire within the scope of that idea. Indolence and forgetfulness are the enemies of will, and for this reason all religions have multiplied their observances and made their worship minute and difficult. In order to do a thing we must believe in the possibility of our doing it, and this confidence must forthwith be translated into acts. Faith does not even try; it begins with the certitude of completing and proceeds calmly, as if omnipotence were at its disposal and eternity before it. True magicians are normally found in rural areas, often uninstructed folks and simple shepherds. Those who live in harmony with nature are wiser than doctors, whose spiritual perception is trammelled by the sophistries of their schools. While poverty has no natural tendency to bring forth selfishness, wealth requires it. Hardship and poverty are so favourable to spiritual progress that the greatest masters have preferred it, even when the wealth of the world was at their disposal. In poverty is benevolence assayed, and in the moment of anger is a man’s truthfulness displayed. By truth alone is man’s mind purified, and by the right discipline it does become inspired. We should always remember that we are dethroned sovereigns who consent to existence in order to reconquer our crowns. Therefore, we must avoid hideous objects and uncomely persons, must decline eating with those whom we do not esteem, and must be mild and considerate to all. The disciple, by following his inner light, will never be found judging, and far less condemning those weaker than himself. The lamp of truth guides his learning, the mantle which enwraps him is his discretion, the staff is the emblem of his strength and daring. Let us then learn diligently; and when we know, let us have the will to act in unison with the Cosmic Will. He who has silenced lusts and fears is a king among the wandering mass. Fragments of relative truths can be communicated orally by the Sage to the disciple, but not the complete, everlasting Truth. Therefore Sages speak sparingly not to disclose but to lead the pure in heart to discover. Energetic ecclesiastical mediocrity has managed to supplant modest superiority, misunderstood because of its feigned modesty. A man who is truly man can only will that which he should reasonably and justly do; so does he silence lusts and fears, that he may hearken solely to reason. Such a man is a natural king and a shepherd for the wandering multitude. Life is aspiration and respiration. Creation is the assumption of a shadow to serve as a bound to light, of a void to serve as space for the plenitude, of a passive fructified principle to sustain and realise the power of the active generating principle. Movement is the outcome of a preponderance of one over the other force (positive and negative) as determined by the laws of affinity and antipathy. If both forces are absolutely and invariably equal, the world will come to a stand-still. “If the two forces are expanded and remain so long inactive, as to equal one another and so come to a complete rest, the condition is death.” Man can produce two breathings at his pleasure, one warm and the other cold; he can also project either the active or passive light at will. Will is the offspring of Divinity; desire, the motive power of animal life. Miracles are the inexplicable effects of natural causes. They are commonly regarded as contradictions of nature or sudden vagaries of the divine mind — not seeing that a single causeless effect would reduce the universe to chaos. Anthropomorphism is the parent of materialism and author of black magic. God operates by His works in heaven by angels, and on earth by men. But in the “heaven” of human conceptions, it is humanity that creates God, and men think that God has made them in His image because they have made Him in theirs. The man who has come to fear nothing and desire nothing is master of all. Nothing on earth can withstand the power of rational will. Warm breathing attracts, cold repels, for heat is positive electricity; cold, negative electricity. Warm insufflation restores the circulation of the blood, cures rheumatic and gouty pains, restores the balance of the humours, and dispels lassitude. Cold insufflation soothes pains occasioned by congestions and fluidic accumulations. Occult medicine is essentially sympathetic. Good will and reciprocal affection must exist between doctor and patient. Syrups and juleps have little inherent virtue. Rabelais compelled his patients to laugh, and all the remedies he subsequently gave them succeeded better, as a result; he established a magnetic sympathy between himself and them, by means of which he communicated to them his own confidence and good humour; he flattered them in his prefaces, called them his precious, most illustrious patients, and dedicated his books to them. The cause of every bodily disorder can be traced back to a moral disorder. But the power to heal is never possessed by those addicted to vicious indulgences. Only the pure in heart can heal the ills of the body by exercising divine gifts. Such only can give peace to the disturbed spirit of their brothers and sisters, for their power to heal come from no poisonous source.
Publisher :Lulu.com Release Date :2007-04-01 ISBN 13:1847533140 Total Pages :572 pages Rating :4.4/5 (847 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Big Book of Oz, Volume 1: The Oz Series :
Download or Read book The Big Book of Oz, Volume 1: The Oz Series written by L. Frank Baum and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2007-04-01 with total page 572 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: L. Frank Baum originally published 14 Oz books. Presented here in The Big Book of Oz, Volume 1: The Oz Series, are the first 7 books. The first one being the famous 'Wonderful Wizard of Oz.' The books are still sure to delight all ages.
Publisher :UTB GmbH Release Date :2019-10-07 ISBN 13:382525285X Total Pages :250 pages Rating :4.2/5 (825 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Christianity and the History of Violence in the Roman Empire :
Download or Read book Christianity and the History of Violence in the Roman Empire written by Dirk Rohmann and published by UTB GmbH. This book was released on 2019-10-07 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Das Buch präsentiert eine Vielzahl an Quellen des 1. bis 7. Jh.s., welche das Problem der religiösen Gewalt hinsichtlich der Christianisierung des Römischen Reiches und der germanischen Nachfolgestaaten veranschaulichen. Die Quellen werden in den Originalsprachen und neuen Übersetzungen dargeboten und sind mit Einleitungen, Kommentaren und Kurzbibliographien versehen.
Publisher :SEVERUS Verlag Release Date :2013-09 ISBN 13:3863476476 Total Pages :608 pages Rating :4.6/5 (863 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Coral Gardens and Their Magic: A Study of the Methods of Tilling the Soil and of Agricultural Rites in the Trobriand Islands :
Download or Read book Coral Gardens and Their Magic: A Study of the Methods of Tilling the Soil and of Agricultural Rites in the Trobriand Islands written by Bronislaw Malinowski and published by SEVERUS Verlag. This book was released on 2013-09 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: As part of Papua New Guinea, the Trobriant Islands are located in a bordering sea of the Pacific Ocean. At the beginning of the 20th century the anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski was one of the first to explore the archipelago in the South Sea and its inhabitants. In the context of his work he discovered that Freund’s psychoanalytic universality thesis regarding the Oedipus complex is not true for the islanders. In this first volume out of three, Malinowsky deals with the tribal economics and social organizations as well as the trobriandan gardening techniques and the magic within this kind of work.
Publisher :VNR AG Release Date :1986 ISBN 13:9780918432711 Total Pages :662 pages Rating :4.3/5 (432 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Encyclopedia of Television Series, Pilots and Specials :
Download or Read book Encyclopedia of Television Series, Pilots and Specials written by Vincent Terrace and published by VNR AG. This book was released on 1986 with total page 662 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis:
Publisher :Pustaka Digital Media Release Date :2018-01-01 ISBN 13:9352859529 Total Pages :300 pages Rating :4.5/5 (352 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Pinnacle of Sacrifice - Volume 1 Ponniyin Selvan - Part 5 :
Download or Read book The Pinnacle of Sacrifice - Volume 1 Ponniyin Selvan - Part 5 written by C.V.Karthik Narayanan and published by Pustaka Digital Media. This book was released on 2018-01-01 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: An engineer by profession, Karthik Narayanan (1938) was born in Calcutta and had his early education in Tuticorin. He is an industrialist and heads companies that manufacture automobile components. He has occupied a number of important positions like the President of the Association of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, President of the Automobile Research Association of India, Chairman of the Southern Region of the Association of Indian Engineering Industry, Member of the Senate of the Annamalai University. Steeped in South Indian history, its arts and culture, KN is an avid reader of all the novels “Kalki” wrote, and is an accomplished player o of the percussion instrument the mridangam. KN is also an enthusiastic traveller, trekking in Himalayas being a favourite hobby. Married to Uma who is an accomplished translator of French and Tamil books and Managing Trustee of the SOS Children's Villages of India-Chatnath Homes and the Karna Prayag Trust, KN has a son Ramgopal, daughter Gayathri and a granddaughter Niveditha.