Category: Magic

  • Download Ifa Divination: Communication Between Gods and Men in West by William Bascomb PDF

    By William Bascomb

    "The sacred texts of Ifa, repository of the collected knowledge of numerous generations of Yoruba humans, are a useful resource not just for all scholars of African oral literature and Yoruba civilization, but in addition for destiny generations drawn to the ongoing power of Ifa divination and a Yoruba lifestyle and thought." —Henry Drewal

    This landmark examine of Ifa, an important and intricate approach of divination of the Yoruba humans of Nigeria, continues to be a huge contribution to scholarship in anthropology, folklore, faith, philosophy, linguistics, and African and African-American studies.

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  • Download The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen PDF

    By Sarah Addison Allen

    Twenty-seven-year-old Josey Cirrini is bound of 3 issues: iciness in her North Carolina place of birth is her favourite season, she’s a sorry excuse for a Southern belle, and candies are top eaten within the privateness of her hidden closet. For whereas Josey has settled into a humdrum lifestyles in her mother’s residence, her one comfort is the stockpile of sugary treats and paperback romances she escapes to every night…. until eventually she reveals it harboring none except neighborhood waitress Della Lee Baker, a tough-talking, tenderhearted girl who's one half nemesis—and elements fairy godmother…

    Fleeing a lifetime of undesirable success and massive errors, Della Lee has made up our minds Josey’s clandestine closet is the most secure position to crash. In go back she’s going to alter Josey’s life—because, basically, it's not the closet of a contented lady. With Della Lee’s difficult love, Josey is quickly forgoing pecan rolls and caramels, tapping into her startlingly prepared female instincts, and discovering her slim life speedy expanding.

    Before lengthy, Josey bonds with Chloe Finley, a tender girl who makes the simplest sandwiches on the town, is hounded through books that inexplicably look at any time when she wishes them, and—most remarkable of all—has an in depth connection to Josey’s longtime overwhelm.

    As bit by bit Josey dares to step open air herself, she discovers an international the place the colour purple has miraculous strength, ardour could make eggs fry of their cartons, and romance can blossom at any time—even for her. it sounds as if Della Lee’s paintings is completed, and it’s time for her to maneuver on. however the fact approximately the place she’s going, why she confirmed up within the first place—and what Chloe has to do with it all—is approximately so as to add yet another unforeseen bankruptcy to Josey’ s fast-changing life.

    Brimming with heat, wit, and a sprinkling of magic, here's a spellbinding story of friendship, love—and the enthralling chances of each new day.
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  • Download Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, Book by J. K. Rowling PDF

    By J. K. Rowling

    The Dursleys have been so suggest and hideous that summer time that each one Harry Potter sought after was once to come back to the Hogwarts university for Witchcraft and Wizardry. yet simply as he's packing his baggage, Harry gets a caution from an odd, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, catastrophe will strike.

    And strike it does. For in Harry's moment 12 months at Hogwarts, clean torments and horrors come up, together with an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockheart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girl's rest room, and the undesirable attentions of Ron Weasley's more youthful sister, Ginny.

    But each one of those appear minor annoyances whilst the genuine hassle beings, and someone--or something--starts turning Hogwarts scholars to stone. may well or not it's Draco Malfoy, a extra toxic rival than ever? may it probably be Hagrid, whose mysterious previous is eventually instructed? Or may perhaps or not it's the single all people at Hogwarts so much suspects...Harry Potter himself.
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  • Download Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, Book by J. K. Rowling PDF

    By J. K. Rowling

    It's Harry Potter’s 6th yr at Hogwarts college of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As Voldemort’s sinister forces amass and a spirit of gloom and worry sweeps the land, it turns into transparent to Harry that he'll quickly don't have any selection yet to confront his future. Can Harry achieve the death-defying initiatives ahead?

    Note: Untouched Retail Pottermore "UK" model
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  • Download The High Lord (The Black Magician Trilogy, Book 3) by Trudi Canavan PDF

    By Trudi Canavan

    "You need to know the truth."

    Sonea has discovered a lot due to the fact that she was once yet a penniless urchin owning an amazing untapped skill. She has earned the grudging recognize of her fellow beginners and a spot within the Magicians' Guild. But there's a lot she needs she had by no means learned-what she witnessed, for instance, within the underground chamber of the mysterious excessive Lord Akkarin . . . and the information that the Guild is being saw heavily by way of an old fearsome enemy.

    Still, she dares now not forget about the terrifying truths the excessive Lord may percentage along with her, although she fears it can be base trickery, a scheme to take advantage of her brilliant powers to complete his darkish goals. For Sonea is familiar with her destiny is in his hands-and that merely within the shadows will she in achieving precise greatness . . . if she survives.

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  • Download Raising Hell: A Concise History of the Black Arts - and by Robert Masello PDF

    By Robert Masello

    Book Details:

    ISBN: 0399522387
    EAN: 0000000000000
    ASIN: 0399522387
    Publisher: Perigee Trade
    Publication Date: 1996-10-01
    Number of Pages: 256
    Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads


    Synopsis from Amazon:

    Here, in a single spellbinding quantity, is a heritage of the main occult arts as they've been practiced from historic Babylon to the current day. elevating Hell weaves historical past with myths, fees, anecdotes, and illustrations, to supply a brilliant chronicle of the evolution of the occult arts. This definitive resource bargains a compelling examine the black arts and those that risked their lives to discover them.


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    Author Name: Robert Masello

    Author Description: Robert Masello is an award-winning journalist, television author, and the bestselling writer of many novels and nonfiction books. His newest thrillers comprise BLOOD AND ICE, THE MEDUSA AMULET, and THE ROMANOV go, all released by means of Bantam/Random condo.
    he's additionally the writer of 2 well known stories of the Occult -- FALLEN ANGELS AND SPIRITS OF THE darkish and elevating HELL: A CONCISE background OF THE BLACK ARTS.
    His books on writing contain author TELLS ALL and the lecture room staple, ROBERT'S ideas OF WRITING.
    His television credit contain such well known exhibits as "Charmed," "Sliders," Early Edition," and "Poltergeist: the Legacy."
    a local of Evanston, Illinois, he studied writing at Princeton college lower than Robert Stone and Geoffrey Wolff, and now lives a couple of blocks from the seashore in Santa Monica, CA.

    Author URL: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/201369


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  • Download The Once and Future King by T. H. White PDF

    By T. H. White

    The extreme tale of a boy known as Wart, missed via everybody other than his coach, Merlin, who is going directly to develop into King Arthur. T.H. White's masterful retelling of the Arthurian legend is an abiding vintage. The as soon as and destiny King includes all 5 books the formative years of King Arthur (The Sword within the Stone , The Witch within the wooden , The Ill-Made Knight, The Candle within the Wind and The ebook of Merlyn). beautiful comedy offsets the tragedy of Arthur's own doom as White brings to existence the foremost British epic of all time with brilliance, grandeur, heat and style.
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  • Download The Element Encyclopedia of Secret Signs and Symbols: The by Adele Nozedar PDF

    By Adele Nozedar

    Product Description
    Unlock the misplaced and hidden meanings of the world's historical and smooth symptoms and logos with the newest within the highly renowned sequence of 'Element Encyclopedias'. this can be the largest A-Z reference e-book on symbolic gadgets you'll ever find.

    About the Author
    Adele Nozedar has lengthy been desirous about the ability of symbols and visible symptoms, which led her to the formal research of alchemy. Her curiosity in psychology and the way the subconscious brain works led her to the research of historical myths, paintings, movie and the esoteric in all varieties. (She used to be additionally born right into a lengthy line of psychics.) Adele's different ardour is song -- she is founder and proprietor of a tune studio within the Brecon Beacons, dual Peaks, and previously was once one of many few girls within the tune to run a list label.

    Reviews
    This is a wonderful publication on mystery indicators and mystery symbols.It isn't a tutorial book,by any means.Yet,it's loaded with the paranormal symbols of the world,from the earlier and nonetheless utilized in the present.If you ever questioned concerning the that means in the back of a selected image aspect , this publication supplies a superb interpretation of the sign.I imagine within the years to follow,this encyclopedia will achieve in recognition between wiccans,pagans and magickians.My in simple terms want is that extra of the definitions have been longer.But,the ebook is already at seven-hundred pages long.It covers most,if no longer all, of the traditional symbols from round the world.If you're an occultist,how may possibly you no longer be happy after slowly disgesting this publication? i must say , that i actually loved investigating this interesting and fascinating publication.


    Wow! giant booklet! 684 pages, first released in London in 2008, this ebook covers the entire stuff I heard approximately and plenty extra! quite a few of the various signs/symbols/terminology: The triangle (meaning, and different shapes), (major) alchemical symbols, aphrodisiacs (background, listings, why), Beckoning Cat (Japan/China--seen in lots of Asian restaurants), Caduceus (2 serpents entwining a employees in a determine 8), Choku Rei (spiral image utilized by Reiki healers), shades (how they resonate, symbolic meanings of every of 14 colors), Dhama Wheel (used in Hinduism and Buddhism), Dreamcatcher (Native American), Dreidel (Jewish), Druze celebrity (offshoot of Islam), FU ideogram (Chinese image of excellent luck), Globus Cruciger (early image of Christianity-globe with crucifix fastened on it), (16) symptoms and logos of Freemasonry, Hand of Fatima (Muslim and Jewish), Holy Grail (chalice that held the blood of Christ/used ultimately Supper-Christianity), Horns of Odin (Vikings), I Ching (ancient chinese language approach of philosophical divination--may be as previous as eighth century BC), Jerusalem move (used via the Crusaders), Kabbalah Seal of Solomon, Seal of the Knights Templar, Sefer Yetzirah image (Kabbala), Sufi Winged middle, The Tarot (and the playing cards and their meanings), and plenty of, many extra. With each one sign/symbol/terminology is an honest and occasionally quite precise rationalization. And this can be simply half 1! it is a lovely nifty ebook. this isn't a few a long way out e-book for witches, if that's what you're considering; it truly is a good reference publication and extremely fascinating studying. As you'll discover from my small record above, the publication comprises many alternative cultures/beliefs/organized religions. So, if you would like extra details on old historical past via New Age, this e-book covers a variety. you will discover a few symbols you observed earlier than yet by no means knew what they intended. you'll find a few you probably did find out about yet here's a little extra details approximately the place they got here from or what they suggest. then you definitely will locate a few information completely new to you.
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  • Download The Magic Ring: Systems Thinking Approach to Control Systems by Piero Mella (auth.) PDF

    By Piero Mella (auth.)

    This e-book provides a steady direction towards “educating” readers in realizing how keep watch over platforms actually function and in spotting, simulating and enhancing them in all fields of task. ranging from the speculation that wisdom of regulate platforms isn't just a technical truth but in addition represents a self-discipline – that's, “A self-discipline is a developmental direction for buying convinced abilities or advantage. (…) To perform a self-discipline is to be a lifelong learner. You “never arrive”; you spend your lifestyles gaining knowledge of disciplines.” (Senge, 2006, p. 10) – Piero Mella has set the target of constructing keep an eye on platforms a subject that's, in a undeniable experience, basic and engaging by means of turning to the potent symbolism ordinary of structures pondering versions and warding off too technical and formal a remedy of the topic. hence readers may still be aware of that this isn't an engineering, physics, biology or economics textual content, nor a arithmetic one both. Technical or mathematical instruments will not be essential to build keep watch over structures; in its place the publication adopts a hugely uncomplicated and common good judgment at the back of the inspiration itself of control process and the easy and common motion of the keep watch over structures that produce this process.

    The Magic Ring:Systems considering method of regulate Systems is split into 10 chapters. bankruptcy 1 seeks to check the fundamental language of platforms pondering and the types it permits us to create, whereas bankruptcy 2 introduces the keep watch over approach, featuring the theoretical structure of 4 basic regulate structures all of us can notice and deal with. In bankruptcy three a common typology of regulate structures is proposed with examples taken from observations of fact. The view of regulate platforms is broadened in bankruptcy four through introducing vital generalizations: 1. multi lever keep watch over platforms, with levers which are self sufficient or based of one another; 2. multi-objective systems, with autonomous or interdependent targets. bankruptcy five outlines the information for spotting, looking at or designing keep watch over structures and offers the issues that come up concerning their logical cognizance, introducing the elemental contrast among symptomatic and structural regulate. Chapters 6-9 adopt a “mental trip” via quite a few “environments”, more and more broader in scope, suggesting to the reader the best way to realize therein regulate structures that, by means of their ubiquitous presence, make the area attainable in all its manifestations. eventually bankruptcy 10 covers principles a few self-discipline of keep an eye on structures and the human features of control.

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  • Download Seasons of Witchery: Celebrating the Sabbats with the Garden by Ellen Dugan PDF

    By Ellen Dugan

    During this captivating booklet, award-winning writer Ellen Dugan bargains an intimate examine her own practices and magickal existence in the course of the wheel of the yr. Written with humor, heat, and practicality, Ellen bargains a clean twist on how you can honor each one season, besides insightful magazine notes approximately her enchanted gardens. Her magickal classes and tales approximately her personal coven—how they celebrated, replaced, and grew over the process the year—will motivate you. get pleasure from sabbat-themed spells, rituals, natural magick, and vacation recipes that may encourage you to make your personal seasons of witchery extra specified and meaningful. 

     —Midsummer Faery backyard Blessing

    —Butterfly Magick

     —Full Harvest Moon Spell for Blessings

    —Jack-o’-Lantern Spell

     —The Wild Hunt at Yuletide

     —An Imbolc Spell to have fun the Goddess Brigid

     —Perfect Eggs for Ostara

    —Herbal Bouquets and Tussie-Mussies
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