Rebel Angels (Gemma Doyle, Book 2) by Libba Bray

By Libba Bray

Gemma Doyle is calling ahead to a vacation from Spence Academy—spending time together with her buddies within the urban, attending balls in fancy robes with plunging necklines, and dallying with the good-looking Lord Denby. but amid those distractions, her visions intensify—visions of 3 women wearing white, to whom anything terrible has occurred that in simple terms the geographical regions can explain.

The trap is robust, and shortly Gemma, Felicity, and Ann are turning vegetation into butterflies within the enchanted international that Gemma takes them to. To the girls' nice pleasure, their loved Pippa is there to boot, desirous to entire their circle of friendship.

But all isn't good within the realms—or out. Kartik is again, desperately insisting to Gemma that she needs to bind the magic, lest vast catastrophe befall her. Gemma is keen to conform, for this could convey her face-to-face together with her past due mother's maximum buddy, now Gemma's foe—Circe. till Circe is destroyed, Gemma can't reside out her future. yet discovering Circe proves a such a lot perilous activity. . . .

This luxurious significant other to A nice and bad good looks teems with Victorian thrills and chills that play out opposed to the wealthy backdrop of 1895 London, a spot of shadows and lightweight . . . the place inside of nice good looks can lie a insurgent angel.

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Tricks of the Mind by Derren Brown

By Derren Brown

Derren Brown's tv and degree performances have entranced and dumbfounded hundreds of thousands. His baffling illusions and lovely set items - akin to The Seance, Russian Roulette and The Heist - have set new criteria of what's attainable, in addition to inflicting greater than their justifiable share of controversy. Now, for the 1st time, he finds the secrets and techniques at the back of his craft, what makes him tick and simply why he grew that beard. methods of the brain takes you on a trip into the constitution and pyschology of magic. Derren teaches you ways to learn clues in people's behaviour and notice liars. He discusses the whys and wherefores of hypnosis and exhibits how one can do it. And he investigates the facility of advice and the way you could vastly increase your reminiscence. He additionally takes an extended challenging examine the mystical and why a few of us believe the necessity to think in it within the first position. Alternately hilarious, debatable and hard, tips of the brain is vital analyzing for Derren's legions of enthusiasts, and beautiful bloody impossible to resist no matter if you don't like him that much...

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The Magic Maker. A Portrait of John Langstaff, Creator of by Susan Cooper

By Susan Cooper

On Christmas Eve in 1920, John Meredith Langstaff used to be born right into a music-filled domestic the place a rousing, wassailing carol social gathering used to be the height of his family's 12 months. part a century later, his encouraged Christmas Revels was once born, a theatrical weaving of conventional tune, folkdance, and drama that has turn into a loved establishment around the nation. Now award-winning writer Susan Cooper, a pal and author for the Revels, lines its roots during the rhythms of Jack Langstaff's life—from megastar choirboy (and infamous troublemaker) to his early occupation as a famous recital singer; from a frightening global struggle II damage to his paintings as recording artist, television performer, instructor, and kid's writer. alongside the best way, his ardour for song, ritual, and group fused to spark the incomparable Revels, a participatory occasion that delivers to attract youngsters of every age for generations to return.

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Body magic by John Fisher

By John Fisher

Would you suspect that you may ask a full-grown guy to carry a penny for you after which inform him to drop it and reveals he can’t, tough as he may perhaps try?
In what's unquestionably the main unique magic ebook of our time, John Fisher indicates the reader how, with minimum perform, he can use the marvels of the human physique to entertain and mystify family and friends, small and massive audiences.
This publication is to start with a pride to learn as a result fast schooling it presents us with concerning the unknown powers now we have in our palms, our eyes, our noses, and our brilliant fearful approach. In each one case, Mr. Fisher exhibits the easy-to-grasp precept first after which the best way to placed the primary to paintings in real tricks.
Most magic books require loads of research and dexterity. This one lets you entertain humans even prior to you will have entire the e-book. furthermore, you by no means need to fear approximately being ready, since you consistently have with you the entire impressive stuff you need—your fingers, your eyes, and the remainder of your body.

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Witches, Isis and Narrative: Approaches to Magic in by Stavros Frangoulidis

By Stavros Frangoulidis

This can be the 1st in-depth learn of Apuleius?? Metamorphoses to examine the various attitudes characters undertake in the direction of magic as a key to decoding the complicated dynamics of the whole paintings. the range of responses to magic is unveiled within the narrative because the protagonist Lucius encounters an collection of characters, both in embedded stories or mostly plot. A contextualized procedure illuminates Lucius?? quite success when put next to different characters within the novel - this effects from his involvement with the magic of a sorcerer??s apprentice, instead of that of a true witch, and indications the potential of eventual salvation. A cautious research of Lucius?? perspective in the direction of Isis in e-book eleven and his dating with the witch-slave woman Photis previous on means that the novel??s ultimate booklet should be learn as a moment ""Metamorphoses"", consciously rewritten from a favorable standpoint. final yet now not least, the booklet additionally breaks new floor through interpreting the narrative constitution of the Metamorphoses opposed to the history of the common plotline present in the correct romance. The comparability indicates how Apuleius either follows and alters this plot, exploiting the style to his personal particular ends, according to his significant subject of metamorphosis.

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Magic Kingdom for Sale—Sold! (Magic Kingdom of Landover, by Terry Brooks

By Terry Brooks

Landover was once a true magic nation, with fairy folks and wizardry, simply because the commercial promised. yet after Ben vacation acquired it, he came across a couple of info have been omitted.

Landover—island of attraction and experience rescued from the mists of time, domestic of knights and knaves, of dragons and damsels, of wizards, and warlocks. all your fantasies turn into genuine during this state from one other international. just one thread to this complete textile is lacking—you, to rule over all as King and excessive Lord. get away into your goals and be born again!

Price: $1,000,000.

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Picture Yourself as a Magician by Wayne N Kawamoto

By Wayne N Kawamoto

Photo your self remarkable your mates as you dazzle them with vintage card methods, mystifying coin workouts, mind-reading magic, a levitation of your self, escapes, tips along with your iPod, and extra. "Picture your self as a Magician: step by step guideline for the road, degree, events, Card desk, and extra" is the appropriate introductory publication to interesting but uncomplicated magic methods and methods that might go away your viewers marveled and amused. Written utilizing transparent step by step directions besides full-color photos to illustrate every one new ability and trick taught, the e-book might help novices determine a beginning in easy magic. "Picture your self as a Magician" positive factors an identical high-impact magic tips played through pros yet tailored for rookies. tips from the professionals may also help you hone your craft and increase your magic act. The accompanying DVD with dwell demonstrations and classes on some of the methods and methods taught within the booklet might help you alongside the way in which. prepare to wow your pals and relations as you proportion the reward of magic with them.

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Tarot Decoder Interpret the Symbols of the Tarot and by Kathleen McCormack

By Kathleen McCormack

The fundamental guide for everybody who's occupied with the Tarot. The origins of the Tarot are shrouded in secret. a few think that the playing cards originated in India, whereas different hint their beginnings again to the sacred books of the traditional Egyptians. every thing from Greek religions to Arabian philosophies to Jewish Kabbalah has been detected in Tarot symbols, which a few think to comprise the secrets and techniques of the universe and carry the main to human nature. The origins of the Tarot are shrouded in secret. a few think that the playing cards originated in India, whereas others hint their beginnings again to the sacred books of the traditional Egyptians. every little thing from Greek religions to Arabian philosophies to Jewish Kabbalah has been detected in Tarot symbols, which a few think to include the secrets and techniques of the universe and carry the foremost to human nature. Tarot Decoder lines the that means and imagery of the playing cards down in the course of the centuries, beginning with the best-known early decks and culminating with the present-day fascination with mysticism and the unexplained. Featured within are illustrations of gorgeous historical Tarot decks in addition to high-quality modern examples from around the globe. numerous equipment of laying the playing cards are defined, starting from an easy three-card examining to the extra advanced forty-two-card technique. Readers will advance their Tarot talents in a couple of methods by means of studying tips on how to: Decode the symbols of every card and the right way to get deeper, extra custom-made readings learn how the Tarot can satisfy your psychic strength, and learn how to forecast your success, your love lifestyles, your profession clients, and your funds comprehend the jobs of the readers and questioner, and become aware of the best way to interpret all of the twenty-two playing cards of the main arcana and the fifty-six playing cards of the minor arcana Tarot Decoder is an enlightening and hugely stress-free advisor to this mystical perform that would demonstrate the secrets and techniques in the back of the symbols and assist you make actual and significant interpretations.

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