Archive For The “Magic” Category
By Lawrence Watt-Evans
The outdated wizard wasn't precisely pleased with Valder, who'd led his enemy to his hut. Now hut and magical provides have been destroyed. yet he'd promised the younger scout a magic sword to get him accurately again to his personal traces -- and a miles enchanted sword Valder may get!
The ensuing sword gave excellent defense -- occasionally! it may kill any guy -- or maybe part demon. in truth, as soon as drawn, it needed to kill sooner than it may be positioned down or sheathed.
Army wizards advised Valder that the sword might preserve him alive till he'd drawn it a hundred occasions; then it'll kill him! It would not hinder his being wounded, maimed or minimize to items, however it would not allow him die. If his new task as leader murderer for the military did not make him expend the spell, he'd be essentially immortal.
Not undesirable, it appeared. There needed to be a seize somewhere.
There was once -- and it was once a lulu!
By Christopher G. Nuttall
After finishing her first 12 months of studying magic at Whitehall tuition, Emily accepts a call for participation from Princess Alassa to accompany her on her development again to her domestic kingdom of Zangaria, the place the Princess may perhaps meet her destiny husband. For Emily, it's a likelihood to sit back and discover an international very diverse to Earth, meet new humans and are available to phrases along with her recognition within the anonymous global. And but, as she sees extra of the international locations surrounding Whitehall, she feels a growing number of misplaced. Even her acquaintances are unusual to her eyes. yet darkish forces are at paintings, plotting to catch the Princess, take energy in Zangeria ... and undo all of Emily's paintings. As all hell breaks free, Emily might be all that stands among Zangaria and a go back to the darkish a while of brute strength that threatened to put the dominion low, as soon as ahead of.
By J. K. Rowling
"Das Haus der Dursleys hatte vier Schlafzimmer: eines für Onkel Vernon und Tante Petunia, eines für Besucher (meist Onkel Vernons Schwester Marge), eines, in dem Dudley schlief, und eines, in dem Dudley all seine Spielsachen und die Dinge aufbewahrte, die nicht mehr in sein erstes Schlafzimmer passten."
Für Harry Potter, den Cousin Dudleys, bleibt da nicht mehr viel übrig und so bekommt er seinen Platz im alten Schrank unter der Treppe. Harry hat sich schon damit abgefunden, dass er bei Onkel Vernon und Tante Petunia ein ungeliebter Gast ist, doch da seine Eltern schon in seiner frühesten Kindheit bei einem Autounfall gestorben waren, ist er gezwungen, sich mit seinem Schicksal abzufinden. Bis eines Tages, kurz nach seinem elften Geburtstag ein short eintrifft: Harry ist in der Hogwarts-Schule für Hexerei und Zauberei aufgenommen. Nicht vergessen soll er bitte seinen Zauberstab und es bleibt ihm freigestellt, ob er eine Eule, eine Katze oder eine Kröte mitbringt. Das Schuljahr beginnt wie jedes Jahr am 1. September und die Fahrt geht mit dem Zug um elf Uhr auf Gleis neundreiviertel los -- das finden wirklich nur die Eingeweihten.
Für Harry ist das alles ein Riesenfest; endlich kann er den miesepetrigen Verwandten und dem verwöhnten Dudley entkommen. An der neuen Schule wird Harry herzlich aufgenommen und jede Menge Abenteuer warten bereits auf ihn. Harry Potter ist ein Feuerwerk an witzigen Einfällen und ein wenig erinnern die Atmosphäre und die Figuren des Buches an einen Roman von Charles Dickens, allerdings um ein entscheidendes Fantasy-Element bereichert. Die Entstehungsgeschichte von Harry Potter ist mindestens so märchenhaft wie das Buch selbst. Joanne Rowling, 31 Jahre alt, frisch geschieden und allein erziehende Mutter eines drei Monate alten Mädchens, schiebt ihr style so lange durch den Edinburgher Regen, bis es eingeschlafen ist. Da sie aus Erfahrung weiß, dass sie nun eineinhalb Stunden ungestört Zeit haben wird, stürzt sie ins nächste Café, bestellt einen coffee und ein Glas Wasser und bringt die Geschichte von Harry Potter fieberhaft zu Papier. Das Manuskript schickt sie an einen Agenten, der es sofort annimmt, augenblicklich einen Verlag findet und das Buch in viele Länder verkauft. Ob das Märchen wirklich wahr ist, wer weiß? Sicher ist jedenfalls, dass die mehrfach ausgezeichnete Geschichte von Harry Potter mit weiteren Bänden fortgesetzt wird. Und gewiss ist auch: Harry Potter hat das Zeug, zu einem Lieblingsbuch von Kindern zu werden. -- Manuela Haselberger --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.
By James Randi
There's extra to Uri Geller than his numerous "miracles" - and James (The striking) Randi tells all during this interesting exam of the Geller myth.
- What rather makes Geller run?
- Why have scientists pronounced on all Geller's "successful" psychic
tests and neglected his many failures?
- Why will Uri practice nearly wherever, each time, other than in front
of specialist magicians?
- Can Geller truly bend spoons, keys and nails along with his "psychic"
- Why do humans worldwide proceed to think Geller has
magic powers, while his tips were uncovered many times?
In an eye-opening exposé, Randi presents a devastating blow to Geller and the pseudoscience of parapsychology.
By Donald Michael Kraig
For over twenty years, Donald Michael Kraig's Modern Magick has been the world's most well liked step by step consultant to operating genuine magick. Tens of millions of people and teams have used this path as their fundamental guide. Now, significantly revised and multiplied, this set of classes is extra entire and correct in your lifestyles than ever.
Written with appreciate for the scholar, Modern Magick will appropriately consultant you―even should you be aware of little or nothing―through a revolutionary sequence of functional workouts and rituals, complemented via the data, historical past, insights, and idea you must develop into a profitable ceremonial magician. Firmly rooted within the Western magickal culture but designed to be absolutely suitable along with your modern perform, this booklet might help you reach complete mastery of all center issues in magick:
― The internal mysteries of the Kabalah
― the main strong rituals of magick
― the right way to create and practice your individual rituals
― real meditation
― Magickal ethics
― Astral projection
― instruments of magick
― Evocation of spirits
― Tantra and intercourse magick
― the significance of the Tarot
― Talismans and amulets
― secrets and techniques of visualization
― Psychic self-defense
― therapeutic rituals
Filled with own tales and valuable illustrations, in addition to up-to-date and brand-new fabric, this re-creation of Modern Magick includes a thoroughly new lesson that unearths the ideas, recommendations, and rituals of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Chaos Magick, and Postmodern Magick. excellent for starting, intermediate, or complex scholars, and excellent as a handbook for magickal temples, this is often crucial examining for each precise magician.
"Modern Magick is a modern day vintage. It has develop into the traditional textbook of useful magickal wisdom for magicians worldwide. We hugely suggest it to newbie and adept alike."―Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero, authors of Experiencing the Kabbalah and Self-Initiation into the Golden sunrise Tradition
By J. K. Rowling
Fantastic Beasts purports to be a duplicate replica of a textbook owned by means of Harry Potter and written by means of magizoologist Newt Scamander, a fictional personality within the Harry Potter sequence of novels. within the sequence, Magizoology is the research of magical creatures.
Albus Dumbledore, headmaster of Hogwarts, offers the Foreword and explains to the reader the aim of the distinct variation of this booklet (the comedian reduction charity). on the finish, he tells us Muggles that "...the a laugh creatures defined hereafter are fictional and can't damage you." To his Wizarding neighborhood, he says, "Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus", that is the Hogwarts motto. The word is Latin for "Never Tickle A slumbering Dragon".
Fantastic Beasts and the place to discover Them comprises the heritage of Magizoology and describes seventy five magical species stumbled on world wide. Scamander accrued lots of the info present in the publication via observations remodeled years of trip and throughout 5 continents. the fictitious writer notes that the 1st variation used to be commissioned in 1918 by means of Mr Augustus Worme of Obscurus Books. besides the fact that, it used to be no longer released until eventually 1927. it truly is now in its fifty-second edition.
The booklet is a required textbook for first-year Hogwarts scholars, having been an licensed textbook given that its first ebook. it's not transparent why scholars want it of their first 12 months, as scholars don't look after Magical Creatures till their 3rd yr. in spite of the fact that, it can be used as an encyclopaedia of darkish creatures studied in Defence opposed to the darkish Arts periods. In his creation to the ebook, Albus Dumbledore notes that it serves as a good reference for Wizarding families as well as its use at Hogwarts.
A spotlight of the booklet is the varied doodles and reviews in it through Harry and Ron (and one via Hermione). according to a few of their reviews, they have been written round the time of the fourth ebook. those doodles upload a few additional info for fanatics of the sequence, for instance the "Acromantula" access has a remark confirming Hogwarts is found in Scotland.
By Richard Kaufman
Comments (Omar Domenech): it is a great number of Brother John's most sensible paintings. instead of proposing separate sections for sleights and results, this ebook indicates you the mandatory sleights as they're wanted via a specific impact. many of the results during this booklet are uncomplicated yet creative and a few were featured in different collections comparable to "Michael Ammar's effortless to grasp Card Miracles" sequence. For the main half, they don't require any tricky sleight of hand yet this doesn't remove from their effectiveness. The e-book talks approximately not only how each one impression works, yet why it really works. this is often vitally important as a result of mental subtleties that Bro. John comprises in such a lot of his paintings. no matter if you don't use any of the consequences during this ebook, much may be realized shape the mental theories offered, so much significantly these facing psychological misdirection.
9 advent (by Gene DeVoe)
10 Foreword (by Bro. John Hamman)
11 fast Double and Triple Turnover procedure: From a Deck, The Longitudinal Convex Bridge, From a Packet
15 useless Man's Hand: The Double-Deal Switch
18 Double-Deal Card to Pocket
20 The What and the place checks: Double raise from the ground of a Packet
24 The Two-Card Trick
26 1 2 three four five Peek Thought
28 Deck in Parvo
34 Bro. Hamman's First Twist: Block Pushoff
38 Bro. Hamman's moment Twist: The Undercut; Small-Packet opposite Fan Display
41 Bro. Hamman's ultimate Twist: The Hamman Ascanio count number, Flustration Count
44 Watch Me Like a Hawk: Undercount Variation
47 The Signed Card
51 Triple Cross
54 Kings during the Table
57 Flight of Four
61 Sealed-Room Mystery
66 Peek glance Think
68 The chinese language Miracle: The chinese language Shuffle
71 chinese language Shuffle to Si Stebbins Stack
72 3 Guesses: J.K. Hartman's mystery Subtraction
75 contrary Pockets
77 Magic Box
79 Four-Pocket Mirror
81 The Disobedient Cards
84 the ultimate Shuffle
87 Two-Shuffles Harry
89 The Pesky Cards
93 The Twins: Gemini Count
97 The Pinochle Trick
99 The Magic Cards
101 The Jacks Come Back
103 The Knavish Deuces: Double Flustration Count
106 Revenge at the purple Panthers
109 Kangaroo Card
114 Eight-Ball Queens
116 New Hue: The Two-as-Four Count
118 The Lollapalooza Hand: The Lollapalooza Switch
121 fake Witness: Arthur Findley's Tent Vanish
127 The Doppelganger Card
129 The Multiplying Kings
134 inspiration playing cards Across
136 Billy the Kid
145 Micro-Macro (with typical cards)
150 The Invisible Card: The Countback
153 Houdini Escapes: The Braue Reverse
155 Seeing with the Fingertips
157 Devilish Miracle Retold: Countback version No. 1
160 The obvious playing cards: Countback edition No. 2
163 the journey of the noticed Seven: Larreverse
168 The Skipping Jacks: Countback edition No. 3
171 Flash Poker: The Flash Change
175 Spectator Outdeals Magician...Almost
177 Magician as opposed to Gambler
180 The Poker Palm Shift: Countback version No. 4
183 Up the Down Sleeve
185 pass Fish: The Rolling Control
189 Blind Chance
191 Cream Rises to the Top
195 The Axes and the Jaces
200 The Underground Transposition: The Veeser Concept
202 Phoenix Four
204 The Homing Card: The Wild-Card Move
208 Out of Print
209 common Card
213 The Mystic 9: The Hamman Count
216 The Faked Deck
216 Four-Tunate selection: Carlyle's Turnover Move
220 The Amorphous Ace
222 Wild all of the Way
229 ultimate Aces
234 The Marx Brothers: The Swivel Switch
238 women Man
240 Mixed-Up associates: Small-Packet Double Deal Turnover
243 5 Kings Royal: Small-Packet Double Deal Turnover
245 The outdated Classic
Hardcover: 252 pages
Publisher: Richard Kaufman and Alan Greenberg; 1st version (1989)
Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.5 x 1.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.4 kilos
By J.K. Rowling
For twelve lengthy years, the dread fort of Azkaban held an notorious prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing 13 individuals with a unmarried curse, he used to be acknowledged to be the inheritor obvious to the darkish Lord, Voldemort.
Now he has escaped, leaving purely clues as to the place he could be headed: Harry Potter's defeat of You-Know-Who used to be Black's downfall besides. And the Azkban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, "He's at Hogwarts...he's at Hogwarts."
Harry Potter isn't really secure, now not even in the partitions of his magical college, surrounded via his associates. simply because on best of all of it, there may be a traitor in their midst.
The gods who created this global have deserted it. of their mercy, besides the fact that, they chained the rogue god--and the great creatures he created to plague mortalkind--in the substantial and inhospitable barren region of the Bourne. the paranormal Veil that includes them has safe humankind for millennia and the monsters are little greater than stories instructed to frighten little ones. however the Veil has develop into susceptible and creatures of Nightmare have come via. To struggle them, the races of fellows needs to shape an excellent alliance to aim and forestall the creatures.
But there's dissent. One king will not solution the decision, his delight blinding him even to the poison in his personal courtroom. one other could see Convocation fail for his personal political virtue. And nonetheless others think Convocation isn't really sufficient. a few flip to the abilities of the Sheason, who can form the very essence of the realm to their will. yet their order is split, close to cave in.
Tahn Junell recollects acquaintances who despaired in a spot left barren through warfare. one of many few who've truly confronted the unspeakable horde in conflict, Tahn sees whatever else at paintings and wonders in regards to the nature of the creatures at the different facet of the Veil. He chooses to visit a spot of his adolescence, a spot of technological know-how, bold to imagine he can have the option to avoid slaughter, hinder conflict.
And his offerings may perhaps reshape an international . . . .
The moment name within the Vault of Heaven sequence, Peter Orullian's "Trial of Intentions" is a spell binding myth epic that turns the conventions of the style on its head
By JoAnn Scurlock
This paintings explores the interplay among magic and medication in historic Mesopotamia, as utilized particularly to ghosts. integrated is a dialogue of sin and common reasons in Mesopotamian drugs. also, it transliterates and interprets 352 prescriptions designed to healing mental and actual illnesses regarded as attributable to ghosts.