Body, Mind & Spirit

Star Magic

Author: Sandra Kynes

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

View: 425

Unleash the Magical Power of the Cosmic Wheel of the Year Tap into the energy of the stars for divination, ritual, magic, and psychic work. Join author Sandra Kynes on an exploration of the night sky, looking beyond the moon to using the energy of the constellations in magic in ways meaningful to twenty-first-century Pagans and Wiccans. Explore the history associated with each constellation and notable stars, as well as ways to engage them, with help from seventy illustrations and a variety of star maps. Organized around the Wheel of the Year, Star Magic lets you easily navigate chapters corresponding to both your current season and hemisphere. Discover the constellations of each season, from Virgo in spring to Aquarius in autumn, and dozens more. Use chakras, dream work, and astral travel to align with the stars and harness their power. With this comprehensive book's simple and straightforward methods, you'll reach a new level of magic and wonderment that is out of this world.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Stellar Magic

Author: Payam Nabarz

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 212

View: 567

Stellar Magic by Payam Nabarz A Practical Guide to Rites of the Moon, Planets, Stars and Constellations The practical rites and ceremonies in this Liber Astrum are created using a myriad of hymns and tales, drawing inspiration and material from many ancient, classical and medieval sources including: the Hymns of Orpheus, Ovid's Metamorphoses, Plato's Timaeus, the Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius, the Greek Magical Papyri, the Chaldean Oracles, the Persian Shah Nameh 'Epic of Kings' by Ferdowsi, Scipio's Dream by Cicero, the Persian Pahlavi Texts, book of Enoch, Bible Ezekiel chapter, Egyptian temples and texts, The Golden Ass by Lucius Apuleius, the Zoroastrian Yasht hymns, Sufi works of Ibn Arabi and Rumi, the Kabalistic Sefer Yetzirah, the Mithras Liturgy, Persian Burj Nameh, the Picatrix, Hesiod Works and Days, Homer's The Odyssey, Porphyry's On the Cave of the Nymphs and Aratus' Phaenomena. In bringing these ancient rites into modern times, stellar related material and ideals by modern poets such as WB Yeats, Robert Graves, Sylvia Plath, and esoteric writers such as John Milton, John Dee, Elias Ashmole, Francis Barrett, Rudolf Steiner, Aleister Crowley, Gerald Gardner have also been included, giving a Bardic blend of the ancient and the modern. The rites here 'set the scene' and after all the poems and invocations are uttered, the point is reached in the rite where the magus has to make his/her direct connection, and to draw inspiration from the stellar well directly. The rites here are the beginning steps on your stellar journey, it is recommended that you write your own poems and invocations to the constellations and make your Path to the stars. This is a highly accessible, succinct and practical book on this complex subject. It is written in such a way that it can be used as a manual and workbook for practicing stellar magic or simply read for gaining insight into star lore. -------- Praise for Stellar Magic: "In Stellar Magic Dr Nabarz provides both the reader and the practitioner with an invaluable book filled with the rich lore of stars and a series of stunning and powerful rituals to enable a deeper awareness of the effect these have on our daily lives. Drawing on rare and out of the way materials Dr Nabarz has assembled a veritable treasure house of wisdom and lore. This is an absolute must for anyone even remotely interested in Star Lore and for any practicing magician or seeker after truth." John Matthews (Author of many books including Walkers Between Worlds, The Grail Tarot, The Arthurian Tarot, The Celtic Shaman, Taliesin).
Fiction

Magic Contract

Author: Mo Nv

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 235

Ye xin and small partners play together mistakenly enter the time cave the hole is one day the world has been a thousand years did not expect in their cave that short time the world has changed ye xin s family no longer exists ye xin cried she wants to return to the past ask the flower god mother-in-law to help him find a way under the guidance of her mother-in-law xie xin inexplicably and flower god mother-in-law elected signed the magic contract into the angel training camp then follow him to learn the summoning magic of astral spirit the goal is to find the missing twelve keys open the doors of ancient magic time the 160
Body, Mind & Spirit

Original Magic

Author: Stephen E. Flowers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

View: 932

A complete guide to the theory, practice, and history of Mazdan magic, the first organized system of magic • Provides a complete curriculum of magical study and initiation centered on exercises keyed to the sacred Zoroastrian calendar • Details advanced magical rituals and practices based on archaic Persian formulas, including fire rituals and divine invocations • Explores the history and lore of Persian magic, explaining how the author reconstructed the original Mazdan system of magic Stephen Flowers explores the history, theory, practice, rituals, and initiations of the Mazdan magical system practiced by the Magi of ancient Persia, who were so skilled and famed for their effectiveness that their name came to mean what we today call “magic.” The prestige and reputation of the Magian priests of Mazda is perhaps most iconically recorded in the Christian story of the Three Wise Men who visited newborn Jesus. The author explains how the religious branch of the Mazdan magical system, founded by the Prophet Zarathustra, is known in the West under the name Zoroastrianism. He reveals how the Zoroastrian religion, which acts as a matrix for the symbols and formulas of the original form of magic, has existed for almost four thousand years with roots going back even deeper into the Indo-European past. The author reveals how all other known systems of magic have borrowed from this tradition, providing the clues that enabled him to reformulate the original Mazdan system. He reviews what the Greeks, Romans, Hebrews, Christians, and Chinese said about the Iranian-Persian tradition of the Mazdans and their invention of a magical technology. He explains how the ultimate aim of the original form of magic was not only individual wisdom, self-development, and empowerment, but also the overall betterment of the world. Outlining the theoretical principles of this method, which can be applied in practical ways to deepen the effectiveness of these magical operations, the author details a complete curriculum of magical study and initiation based on a series of graded exercises keyed to the sacred Zoroastrian calendar. He then offers a series of more advanced magical rituals and practices based on archaic Persian formulas, including fire rituals and divine invocations. Providing a manual for the original magical system used by the members of the Great Fellowship, this book guides you toward the comprehensive practice of the Mazdan philosophy, the ultimate outcome of which is ushta: Happiness.
Fiction

Skilled Driver, Pick Me Up Please

Author: Bi Luoshu

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 433

View: 858

I'm an old driver, and I'm taking you to see things that only the old drivers know.
Human Biology

Science, Myth Or Magic?

Author: Samuel Anthony Barnett

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN:

Category: Human Biology

Page: 210

View: 826

This book uses a wealth of examples and anecdotes to describe what science is and what it can and cannot do, along the way debunking many of the popular myths and misconceptions about science.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Wiccan Spell A Night: Spells, Charms, And Potions For The Whole Year

Author: Sirona Knight

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 416

View: 534

Here are 365 new ways to create a little magic, every night of the year. Designed around the cycles of the 13 pagan moons, Wiccan Spell a Night will help you realize your dreams--whether you want to spice up an existing romance, experience new heights of passion, or banish harmful negative vibrations. All of the spells, charms, and potions in this captivating book come with simple, user-friendly instructions. Here you'll find the Treasure Map Sex Spell for lovers, the Steaming Tropical Nights Spell, Cash Constellations Dream Placket for prosperity, the True-Blue Dream Charm, and many other ways to help bring happiness, love, and prosperity your way tonight! And for those special nights when you want to add some pizzazz to your love life, there are philters, spells, and charms that harness the powerful aphrodisiac properties of many readily available foods, flowers, spices, and herbs. Wiccan Spell a Night makes it easy to sprinkle a little night magic into your life, fill the coming year with love, joy, and success, and find positive new ways to make your dreams actually come true! Sirona Knight is the author of many books on Wicca and Celtic spirituality, including Wiccan Spell a Day, The Wiccan Spell Kit, The Witch and Wizard Training Guide, The Witch and Wizard Spellbook, Celtic Traditions, and Love, Sex, and Magic. A high priestess of the Celtic Druid tradition and practicing New Age Witch, she holds a master's degree in psychology and is also a certified hypnotherapist. She lives in northern California. Fill your nights with love, joy, success, and magic! Inside you'll find charms, potions, spells, and recipes specifically arranged to coincide with the powerful cycles of the moon. From prosperity potions to soothing meditations, from seductive sex magic spells to healing herbal remedies, Wiccan Spell a Night will show you how to find positive new ways to make your dreams come true! Full Moon Love Boon taps into the fertile power of the moon to bring you your deepest desires. . . Fairy-Tale Moon Magic shows you how to ask for help to make your own fairytale come true. . . So Relaxing Moonlight Magic shows you how to enter a higher state of consciousness and open yourself for communication with the divine. . . . . . Plus 362 other powerful spells!
Crafts & Hobbies

Oriland Magic Star

Author: Yuri Shumakov

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 90

View: 220

Oriland Magic Star will show you how to create mesmerizing action origami - fabulous variations of the one and only Magic Star of Oriland! The Magic Star is a star-like shaped polyhedral torus that can be rotated, so its surface constantly transforms with sections squeezing in the center and straightening at the 'equator', while you see the changing pattern of folds and colors that has a mesmerizing effect! Watch Oriland Magic Star in action in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjfYLS1lc5U Do-It-Yourself - fold these fantastic action models, originally designed by Yuri and Katrin Shumakov, and experience the mystery of The Oriland Magic Star firsthand! On 90 pages of this book there are 360 detailed step-by-step colorful vector- and photo-diagrams with thorough written instructions and photos of examples of completed projects that will guide you through folding the 6 original origami designs including the one-piece Magic Star and modular Magic Stars. In each article, there are recommendations on paper type and size with indication of the size of the completed model, as well as suggestions on color schemes to get rainbow, hypnotic rings, chess, yin-yang effects on your Magic Stars. The designs are intermediate and complex level of folding and are a good challenge for the experienced folder and the expert alike. Folding the modules is easy, though the assembly of the star might be challenging, but the result is oh! how satisfying! Have a creative and fun time with this book making mesmerizing Oriland Magic Stars! Happy folding!For more details on this book and the model menu, please visit our website at http://www.oriland.com/store/books/oriland_magic_star/main.php Action Origami Series: Volume 1 (this book): http://www.amazon.com/dp/1497383994/ Volume 2: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1500603619/
Juvenile Nonfiction

Scholastic's The Magic School Bus Sees Stars

Author: Nancy White

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 784

Keesha and the rest of Ms. Frizzle's class travel out of this world to discover what stars are made of, the difference between a young star and an old star, and more.
Science

Stellar Interiors

Author: Carl J. Hansen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 526

View: 421

The?rsteditionofthistextappearedin1994.Shortlyafterthethirdprinting, our editor suggested that we attempt a second edition because new devel- mentsinstellarstructureandevolutionhadmadeouroriginalworkoutdated. We (the original authors, CJH and SDK) reluctantly agreed but with res- vations due to the e?ort involved. Our initial reluctance disappeared when we were able to convince (cajole, twist the arm of, etc.) our new coauth- colleague Virginia Trimble to join us. (Welcome Virginia!) We (i.e., all three of us) hope that you agree that the present edition is a great improvement compared to the 1994 e?ort. Our objectives in this edition are the same ones we set forth in 1994: Whatyouwill?ndisatextdesignedforourtargetaudience:thety- cal senior undergraduate or beginning graduate student in astronomy or astrophysics who wishes an overview of stellar structure and e- lution with just enough detail to understand the general picture. She or he can go on from there to more specialized texts or directly to the research literature depending on talent and interests. To this end, this text presents the basic physical principles without chasing all the (interesting!) details. For those of you familiar with the ?rst edition, you will ?nd that some things have not been changed substantially (F = ma is still F = ma), while othersde?nitelyhave.Forexample,Chapter2hasbeencompletelyrewritten.
Fiction

Gunmetal Magic

Author: Ilona Andrews

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 179

Includes a free bonus: a Kate Daniels novella, "Magic Gifts" The New York Times bestselling Kate Daniels novels have been hailed as “top-notch urban fantasy” (Monsters and Critics). Now, Ilona Andrews delves deeper into Kate’s world, and reveals its untold stories… After being kicked out of the Order of the Knights of Merciful Aid, Andrea’s whole existence is in shambles. She tries to put herself back together by working for Cutting Edge, a small investigative firm owned by her best friend. When several shapeshifters working for Raphael Medrano—the male alpha of the Clan Bouda, and Andrea’s former lover—die unexpectedly at a dig site, Andrea is assigned to investigate. Now she must work with Raphael as her search for the killer leads into the secret underbelly of supernatural Atlanta. And dealing with her feelings for him might have to take a back seat to saving the world…
Body, Mind & Spirit

Coventry Magic with Candles, Oils, and Herbs

Author: Jacki Smith

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 285

Jacki Smith, owner of Coventry Candles, one of the largest suppliers of magic candles in the US, has been crafting magic candles for more than twenty years. In Coventry Magic with Candles, Oils, and Herbs, she shares the history of candle magic along with the recipes, spells, and divinations anyone can use to increase love, prosperity, luck, and abundance. Coventry Magic is not your mama’s candle magic; this is candle magic for our complicated 21st century lives. Coventry Magic explores not only what color candle to use for a specific need but how to dig down deep inside and find out what that need really is. So many times what we think is the problem is only the symptom of the bigger problem. Jacki Smith uses the humor of her own life experiences to show readers how to sort through the traps and tricks they’ve laid for themselves. Her self-evaluation system helps ferret out the underlying issues and beliefs that can often sabotage magical spells. This book helps readers get to the meat of issues and solve them in a magical, life-changing way. Coventry Magic will be an invaluable reference for beginners as well as experienced magic practitioners--the ultimate candle magic reference book.
Art

Movie Magic

Author: Kiran Kumar

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 248

View: 311

We have tried to present an overview of one-hundred-year-old movie history (all over the world), which has both positive and negative aspects for the creator and the viewer. This is especially true of the three leading commercial centersBollywood (Bombay Hindi movies), Hollywood (USA), and Japan. Images moved in 1892 and started talking in 1923 in The Jazz Singer (Hollywood). It has remarkable achievements both on epic and offbeat levels. They cast a hypnotic spell and emotional bonding of the viewers with the star performers and singers. The identification with the character and their predicament is the magnetism, which is unparalleled compared to other arts like literature, painting, music, etc. Movies combine all the three major art forms besides the charisma of the stars. But it has its flip side also, like the dark space between stars littered with broken hearts and lives and the questionable impact of the crass, commercial movie with an eye on profit at any cost. However, we can make it more powerful and positive. The book is an exciting romp through the stellar world of movies and their creators.
Fiction

America's Magic Mountain

Author: Curtis White

Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 231

View: 775

A contemporary version of Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain, Curtis White's novel begins with Mann's "unassuming young man," Hans Castorp, visiting his cousin at a health retreat. In this version though, the retreat is a spa for recovering alcoholics, unlike all other rehab centers. Rather than encouraging their patients to free themselves of their addiction, the directors of The Elixir believe that sobriety isn't for everyone, that you must let alcohol work its way on you. Filled with many compelling and comic voices, White's novel is a strange and unlikely world that, nevertheless, is quite recognizable as our own.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Celestial Magic

Author: Nigel Jackson

Publisher: Holmes Publishing Group Llc

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page:

View: 466

a book that I can thoroughly recommend to the serious student of the occult arts Pagan Times it is actually one of the most comprehensive courses in Talismantic magic on the market today. Living Traditions A concentrated handbook of Lunar Zodiacal and Astrological Wizard-Craft at its most potent, packed with both theoretical and practical material on Hermetic Lunar and Stellar Magick. The systems revealed here are both potent and authentically ancient, though little has been written about them for the last 300 years. Topics include Hermetic Foundations and Transmission; IYNX: The Erotic Philosophy of Magick; The Cosmology of Astrological Magick, Manazil-al-Qamar: The 28 Mansions of the Moon; Practising the Magick; Drawing Down the Stars - The Sabean system of the Fifteen Fixed Stars , Behenian Star Magic, Saracen, Moorish and Medieval recensions, talismans, correspondences, esoteric lore. Superbly illustrated by Nigel s renowned artwork resulting in yet another masterpiece from this inspired author.