Best of
Magic

2005

Harry Potter Collection


J.K. Rowling - 2005
    Follow Harry from his first days at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, through his many adventures with Hermione and Ron, to his confrontations with rival Draco Malfoy and the dreaded Professor Snape. From the thrilling search for the Sorcerer's Stone to the Triwizard Tournament to the return of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, each adventure is more riveting and exhilarating than its predecessor, and now all six books are available together for the first time in an elegant hardcover boxed set.

Tricksters


Tamora Pierce - 2005
    With her mother, the lady knight Alanna, forever being summoned to some crisis or other, and the young men of Tortall little more than diversions, Aly is bored and restless. Her father is second-in-command of the country's spies- of only he would let her be one! The former king of thieves, he had trained her in the arts of espionage and knows that she is capable of taking care of herself. But he won't risk losing his only daughter to the dangers of the field, so she spends her time helping him decode messages and dyeing her hair blue.But everything changes when Aly, sailing alone down the coast of Tortall, is captured by pirates and winds up a slave to the Balitangs, a kindly noble family of the Copper Isles. Years of lessons in the Isles' history have prepared her for their dual cultures- those of luarin, or white, conquerors and those of the brown-skinned, or raka, natives. Fueled by prophecies of a twice-royal queen who will free them, the rakas' resentment keeps the realm in constant turmoil. But Aly is no weeping captive; she's determined to free herself.Enter Kyprioth, patron god of the Isles, also known as Trickster, who is looking to shift the balance of power back to his raka worshipers. Aly makes a deal with the god: she will use her own trickster gifts to keep the Balitang children, especially the two teenage girls, safe through the summer. In exchange, Kyprioth will give her magical assistance in the form of spying crows and knowledge of events at court- and eventually, her freedom. But deals with gods are never simple matters; she doesn't count on becoming personally involved in the raka revolt, or with an unusual young man who has his own plans for Aly. ...

Mapping the World of Harry Potter: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Explore the Bestselling Series of All Time


Mercedes Lackey - 2005
    With up-to-date information through book six in the series, this companion volume offers a comprehensive look at the world of Harry Potter through the eyes of leading science fiction and fantasy writers and religion, psychology, and science experts.

Elantris, Part 3 of 3


Brandon Sanderson - 2005
    As fantasy surpassed SF in popularity, much of it became predictable. Elantris is a welcome exception, a rare epic fantasy that doesn't recycle the classics.In GraphicAudio...A Movie in Your Mind with Full Cast, Narration, Cinematic Music and Sound Effects.GraphicAudio sets the gold standard for full-cast dramatizations, and new listeners will become instant fans. - Audiofile Magazine

Elantris, Part 1 of 3


Brandon Sanderson - 2005
    As fantasy surpassed SF in popularity, much of it became predictable. Elantris is a welcome exception, a rare epic fantasy that doesn't recycle the classics.In GraphicAudio...A Movie in Your Mind with Full Cast, Narration, Cinematic Music and Sound Effects.GraphicAudio sets the gold standard for full-cast dramatizations, and new listeners will become instant fans. - Audiofile Magazine

Homeland: The Graphic Novel


R.A. Salvatore - 2005
    Provides information on strange and exotic Menzoberranzan, the vast city of the Drow and homeland to Icewind Dale hero, Drizzt Do'Urden.

Elantris, Part 2 of 3


Brandon Sanderson - 2005
    As fantasy surpassed SF in popularity, much of it became predictable. Elantris is a welcome exception, a rare epic fantasy that doesn't recycle the classics.In GraphicAudio...A Movie in Your Mind with Full Cast, Narration, Cinematic Music and Sound Effects.GraphicAudio sets the gold standard for full-cast dramatizations, and new listeners will become instant fans. - Audiofile Magazine

The Criminal Mastermind Collection, Bks 1-3


Eoin Colfer - 2005
    An ingenious gift indeedArtemis FowlTwelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius—and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn’t know what he’s taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit.Artemis Fowl: The Arctic IncidentArtemis receives an urgent e-mail from Russia. In it is a plea from a man who has been kidnapped by the Russian Mafiya: his father. Now, instead of battling the fairies, Artemis must join forces with them if he wants to save one of the few people in the world he loves.Artemis Fowl: The Eternity CodeArtemis is going straight—as soon as he pulls off the most brilliant feat of his criminal career. But the plan goes terribly wrong when his loyal bodyguard and friend Butler is mortally injured. It’s going to take a miracle to save Butler, and Artemis’s luck may have just run out…. Artemis Fowl: The Opal DeceptionArtemis is in Munich preparing to steal a famously well-guarded painting. Little does he know that his every move is being watched by his cunning old rival, Opal Koboi, who plans to destroy Artemis by turning his own genius against him. Artemis Fowl: The Lost ColonyThere's only one human who can help the fairies and protect the world from the demons beginning to materialize on Earth--Artemis Fowl. Or is he? It seems someone else has unlocked the secrets to the fairy world. And she is just twelve years old...

The Will of the Empress


Tamora Pierce - 2005
    Sandry has avoided the invitation for as long as it was possible. Now Sandry has agreed to pay that overdue visit. Sandry's uncle promises guards to accompany her. But they're hardly a group of warriors! They're her old friends from Winding Circle: Daja, Tris, and Briar. Sandry hardly knows them now. They've grown up and grown apart. Sandry isn't sure they'll ever find their old connection again - or if she even wants them to. When they arrive at the pala

Pharmako/Gnosis: Plant Teachers and the Poison Path


Dale Pendell - 2005
    A poet, ethno-botanist and amateur chemist, he’s the best writer on drugs to come along since the late Terence McKenna.”—Richard Gehr, The Village Voice“There is genius to Pendell’s approach, an erudite playfulness and poetic virtuosity unmatched by anyone writing about plants and drugs today. Pendell’s books present a Pandora’s box, and once opened, the steadfast and curious reader will soon find herself on the path.”—Sarah Fox, Rain TaxiContemporary alchemist Dale Pendell completes his poetic study of botany, chemistry, spirituality, psychology and history in a volume covering the composition and uses of visionary plants. Chapters including “Phantastica,” “Hypnotica” and “Telephorica” explore the hallucinogenic plants, the bringers of sleep and the bearers of distance. Pharmacognosis is the branch of pharmacology that deals with herbs and unprepared medicines in their natural state, those whose cure is held in a deeper wisdom. Pharmako/Gnosis weaves together ancient shamanic rites, historic cultural lore and the contemporary use of plant poisons.Dale Pendell is a poet, software engineer and longtime student of ethnobotany. His poetry has appeared in many journals, and he was the founding editor of KUKSU: Journal of Backcountry Writing . In addition, his work appeared in Entheogens and the Future of Religion , edited by Robert Forte. He has led workshops on ethnobotany and ethnopoetics for the Naropa Institute and the Botanical Preservation Corps. He lives in the Sierra foothills in California.

Poison Study


Maria V. Snyder - 2005
    She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly's Dust—and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can't control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren't so clear...

The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft


Judika Illes - 2005
    Contents: * Judika Illes explores the history, folklore, spirituality, and mythology of witchcraft. Wicca will be discussed, but the focus will not to limited to Wicca. As with Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells, this book's focus will be cross-cultural and will span the centuries right up to the present day and popular culture. * Meet mythic witches, modern witches, sacred goddess witches, even demon witches, male and female witches, witches from all over the globe. * Includes a miscellany of facts including magic spells, rituals, potions, recipes, celebrations, traditions, and much more. * This is a reference book that appeals to both insiders and outsiders; that is of appeal to those who adhere to the tenets of some form of witchcraft, as well as those general interest readers interested in folklore, mythology and history.

A Little Princess


Tania Zamorsky - 2005
    The stories are abridged; the quality is complete. Classic Starts treats the world's beloved tales (and children) with the respect they deserve--all at an incomparable price.Poor Sara Crewe. Once upon a time her beloved father pampered and adored her. But ever since he died, leaving her alone and penniless, she's been caught in the cruel clutches of Miss Minchin, the headmistress at the Select Seminary for Young Ladies, where Sara once studied. But no matter how terrible things get, Sara always has her imagination and goodness of heart to carry her through. This timeless tale of a poor orphan has won children's hearts for a century--and continues to be a favorite.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the World of Harry Potter


Tere Stouffer - 2005
    Rowling has created in her spellbinding series of novels. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the World of Harry Potter explores all aspects of the wizarding world and explains factually in terms of their relationship to historical, literary, religious, scientific, or mythological roots.?In-depth information on the facts behind all seven books in the Harry Potter series?Covers all the relevant influences for the Harry Potter series, from religion and mythology to science and literature.?Can be read from cover to cover or used as a quick-reference guide

The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients: A Wiccan Guide to Spellcasting


Lexa Rosean - 2005
    In The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients she provides beginner and experienced practitioners of spellcasting with a quick, easy, and accurate guide to the magickal powers and properties of herbs, spices, flowers, vegetables, fruits, metals, and colors -- more than 500 ingredients in all. With this info at your fingertips, you can craft spells for specific desires or needs -- whether it's love, luck, fertility, or even next month's rent! Written with passion for the craft and a deep understanding of the needs of modern-day Wiccans, The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients is an indispensable addition to every occult library and an essential reference for all with the gift of magick.

Taking Up The Runes: A Complete Guide To Using Runes In Spells, Rituals, Divination, And Magic


Diana L. Paxson - 2005
    In a series of chapters dealing with rune pairs, readers will learn the historical meaning of each individual rune and their use and meaning now, in contemporary culture. At the end of each chapter there are rituals and spells for all levels of ability which help internalise the attributions, meanings, symbolism, and use of the runes.

Cottage Witchery: Natural Magick for Hearth and Home


Ellen Dugan - 2005
    Using common household and outdoor items-such as herbs, spices, dried flowers, plants, stones, and candles-she offers a down-to-earth approach to creating an enchanted home.From specialized spells and charms to kitchen conjuring and color magick, this hands-on guide teaches Witches of all levels how to strengthen a home's aura and energy. Readers will learn how to use begonias and lilacs for protection, dispel bad vibes with salt and lemon, perform tea leaf readings, bless the home with fruit, invite the help of home faeries, perform houseplant magick, and create a loving home for the whole family.Praise: "The queen of everyday witchery has outdone herself with this tome."--Retailing Insight

The Power of Friendship


Parke Godwin - 2005
    In the GRAPHIC NOVEL #1 the five friends discover their destinies and the power of their friendship in 128 pages of original 4-color comics.

Gobbolino The Witch's Cat


Ursula Moray Williams - 2005
    So, while his sister Sootica learns how to ride a broomstick and turn mice into toads, Gobbolino sets off to find a nice warm fire and a family to care for him. He has many adventures along the way and makes many friends, until he finally finds the home he dreams of. First published in 1942, Gobbolino the Witch's Cat continues to delight children - a true modern classic.

Monsters and Magical Sticks: There's No Such Thing as Hypnosis?


Steven Heller - 2005
    Showing you how hypnosis really works, this book helps you learn the magic behind Ericksonian techniques and Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

The Body Sacred


Dianne Sylvan - 2005
    Emphasizing the Mother, the Healer, the Lover, and other archetypes of one's relationship with the sacred body, the author provides a uniquely Wiccan approach to achieving a healthy, new self-perception as Goddess.Praise: "This topical guide to reclaiming a positive self-image, which builds on foundations presented in Sylvan's earlier work and is written in a very personal and approachable style, is not imbued with self-help jargon and platitudes but with the author's hard-won self-respect and perspective."--LIBRARY JOURNAL"Marrying cultural critique with user-friendly how-to, [Sylvan] urges readers to reject society's insistence that they spend countless hours and billions of dollars trying to look thin and youthful. Rather, says Sylvan, women should embrace their bodies for what they are--incarnations of the Goddess. Above all, this book is practical... What distinguishes this book more than anything is Sylvan's sense of humor--she's tackling a serious topic, but she'll have readers laughing from page one."--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Arrival


Charlotte McConaghy - 2005
    Strength, passion. goodness. For in the land of Paragor an oppressor travels closer. Four is the sacred number, and it is only by looking beyond ourselves that we will find salvation, and only through love that we will defeat the darkness that threatens to consume us forever. - Words of the Great One. It has been foretold. Two worlds will collide when six mortals from Earth enter Paragor through a portal. They will face forces of terrifying darkness. Their journey will become the stuff of legends. It is time.

Mystic and Rider


Sharon Shinn - 2005
    In the south, hostility toward magic and its users has risen to a dangerous level, though King Baryn has ordered that such mystics are to be tolerated. It is whispered that he issued the decree because his new wife used her magic powers to ensnare him… The King knows there are those in the noble Twelve Houses who could use this growing dissent to overthrow him. So he dispatches the mystic Senneth to assess the threat throughout the realm. Accompanying her is a motley band of magic-users and warriors including Tayse, first among the King’s Riders—who holds a hard view of mystics in general, and Senneth in particular.But as the unlikely allies venture farther into the south, they will face death in a land under the sway of a fanatical cult that would purge Gillengaria of all magic users. And they will come to realize that their only hope of survival lies in standing together…

Secret Powers


Michael Anthony Steele - 2005
    Introducing the Winx Club, bewitchingly beautiful teenage fairies with a passion for fashion and a flair for magic!Based on the first two to three TV episodes, this chapter book includes an 8-page insert spotlighting each girl and as well as a tear out fortuneteller.

Cunning-Folk and Familiar Spirits: Shamanistic Visionary Traditions in Early Modern British Witchcraft and Magic


Emma Wilby - 2005
    Until recently historians often dismissed these descriptions as elaborate fictions created by judicial interrogators eager to find evidence of stereotypical pacts with the Devil. Although this paradigm is now routinely questioned, and most historians acknowledge that there was a folkloric component to familiar lore in the period, these beliefs and the experiences reportedly associated with them, remain substantially unexamined. Cunning-Folk and Familiar Spirits examines the folkloric roots of familiar lore from historical, anthropological and comparative religious perspectives. It argues that beliefs about witches' familiars were rooted in beliefs surrounding the use of fairy familiars by beneficent magical practitioners or 'cunning folk', and corroborates this through a comparative analysis of familiar beliefs found in traditional native American and Siberian shamanism. The author explores the experiential dimension of familiar lore by drawing parallels between early modern familiar encounters and visionary mysticism as it appears in both tribal shamanism and medieval European contemplative traditions. These perspectives challenge the reductionist view of popular magic in early modern British often presented by historians.

The Hidden Myths in Harry Potter: Spellbinding Map and Book of Secrets


David Colbert - 2005
    Rowling's own life. This magnificent poster-sized map takes you on a worldwide treasure hunt to uncover those hidden clues. The accompanying book of secrets reveals even more incredible facts behind the magical places and people you will come across on your journey. Recommended for sorcerers of all ages.

Pendragon Book One: The Merchant of Death and Book Two: The Lost City of Faar (Pendragon, #1-2)


D.J. MacHale - 2005
    But there is something very special about Bobby. He is going to save the world. And not just Earth as we know it. Bobby must fight for the future of Halla -- every time and place that has ever existed.In the first two installments of the Pendragon series joined together in this special volume, Bobby is ripped from his family and everything he's ever known. He travels with his uncle Press to the territory of Denduron, where he meets the evil Saint Dane. After learning an inkling of what Saint Dane intends for Halla, Bobby flumes to Cloral, a vast world that is entirely covered by water.Can Bobby accept the role of lead traveler, even after learning just how large a cost it can have?

Dragon Fire


Michael Anthony Steele - 2005
    Introducing the Winx Club, bewitchingly beautiful teenage fairies with a passion for fashion and a flair for magic!This book features a comic panel design of screen grabs from episode 110 of Winx Club in which the strength of Bloom's powers are revealed.

Magic Tree House: #33-34


Mary Pope Osborne - 2005
    In both installments, Merlin once again asks for Jack and Annie's help to solve historical mysteries in 1700s Venice, Italy, and a desert in the Middle East. Unabridged.

Magicians of Quality


Patricia C. Wrede - 2005
    Oh, not the mere love spells used by country folk, but real sorcery capable of thwarting ambitions and destroying life.In Sorcery & Cecilia, a great deal is happening in London and the country this season. For starters, there's the witch who tried to poison Kate at the Royal College of Wizards. There's also the man who seems to be spying on Cecelia. (Though he's not doing a very good job of it--so just what are his intentions?) And then there's Oliver. Ever since he was turned into a tree, he hasn't bothered to tell anyone where he is. Clearly, magic is a deadly and dangerous business. And the girls might be in fear for their lives . . . if only they weren't having so much fun! Cecy and Kate are determined to discover who the stranger with the lethal chocolate is and how to put a stop to the malevolent flow of sorcery before anyone else can be harmed. But there are forces at work that are equally determined to put a stop to them...In The Grand Tour, Kate and Cecy and their new husbands, Thomas and James, are off on a Grand Tour. Their plans? To leisurely travel about the Continent, take in a few antiquities, and--of course--purchase fabulous Parisian wardrobes.But once they arrive in France, mysterious things start to happen. Cecy receives a package containing a lost coronation treasure, Thomas's valet is assaulted, and Kate loses a glove. Soon it becomes clear that they have stumbled upon a dastardly, magical plot to take over Europe. Now the four newlyweds must embark on a daring chase to thwart the evil conspiracy. And there's no telling the trouble they'll get into along the way. For when you mix Kate and Cecy and magic, you never know what's going to happen next!

Fairyopolis: A Flower Fairies Journal


Cicely Mary Barker - 2005
    Learn what really happened during that magical summer of 1920 when she discovered the secret world of the Flower Fairies.

Viridarium Umbris: The Pleasure Garden of Shadow


Daniel A. Schulke - 2005
    The book’s principal concerns are the sorcery and gnosis of the Greenwood, as arising from the varied luminaries of the Eternal Gardens of the Arte Magical. As a grimoire of Spiritual Botany, the Book is a Hortus Conclusus of text and image intended for the indwelling of these plant-spirits. The work encompasses magical practices, formulae, and mystical exegesis, all treating the respective arcana of Nature-Spirits and the powers of individual plants. Magical foci are on devotion, purity, humility, silence, solitude, and the hieros-gamos of wortcunner and plant as a tutelary relationship, in conjunction with the Mysteries of Cain, first tiller of the soil. The whole is intended as a textual reification of occult herbalism within the context of the Sabbatic Craft Tradition.The work was initially issued in Three Editions:Standard Edition: limited to 576 numbered copies, casebound in gilt-stamped luminescent green bookcloth.Deluxe Edition: limited 72 numbered copies casebound in full brown goat, gold-stamped with slipcase and accompanied by the mystery-text The Epistle of the Tree, 526 pages.Arbor Infernis Edition: This special edition edition was limited to 77 copies, casebound in Moss-green cloth with Mandrake Death’s Head blocked in gold on the front cover. Each copy is accompanied by an orginal hand-drawn talisman of coloured ink on papyrus, bearing one of 77 Emanants of the Arbor Infernis — the liminal genii of Midnight’s Eden.

Saving Connor


Lightning on the Wave - 2005
    Harry's twin Connor is the Boy Who Lived, and Harry is devoted to protecting him by making himself look ordinary. But certain people won't let Harry stay in the shadows...Cover art by kimpertinent (deviantart.com).

The Equinox, Volume III, Number I


Aleister Crowley - 2005
    In it, Crowley laid out the esoteric, social, ethical, and philosophical ideas that he believed provided the framework for a new ethics and the liberated morality of the future. Upon publication, the book was threatened with suppression by the authorities of the day. Many of the papers in the Blue Equinox anticipated social liberties we tend to take for granted today.

The Warren Witches


Constance M. Burge - 2005
    It's family. Piper, Phoebe, and Paige are Warren witches -- the latest in a long line of women with incredible supernatural strength. For more than two centuries, the Warren witches have fearlessly practiced magic: From Melinda Warren in the 1600s to the Charmed Ones in 2005, the power of these witches is unsurpassed. "The Warren Witches" recounts never-before-told stories of their lives -- as women, as witches, and, most important, as members of a family of considerable magical strength and power. Above all, they are family; beyond all, they are witches.

Seeing Stars


Christina Jones - 2005
    So she is stunned to find herself surrounded by a collection of nice bit eccentric neighbours who organise their entire lives around constellation customs and the astral calendar. In Fiddlesticks, every wax and wane of the moon seems to be an excuse for a village knees-up, each appearance of Cassiopeia or Pegasus in the summer skies results in someone throwing a party and making bizarre wishes. More scarily, Amber finds that the villagers actually believe that the stars and moon can work magic. However, when Amber starts working for Mitzi Blessing's Hubble Bubble country cooking outlet as a waitress, Mitzi gently explains that there's a place for many kinds of magic even in the 21st century - and that her own recipes all have a touch of herbal witchery about them. loudly sceptical, but as she's grown very fond of her new friends - especially the gorgeously enigmatic Lewis - and assuming that it's all a bit of harmless fun, she hurls herself into the star-ceremonies and moon-myths on the grounds that if you can't beat 'em, join 'em and any excuse for a party. But when, as result of one of Amber's half-hearted celestial incantations, something totally inexplicable happens, she begins to wonder if maybe, just maybe, there's more to Fiddlesticks' astral-magic than meets the eye...

Power Spellcraft for Life: The Art of Crafting and Casting for Positive Change


Arin Murphy-Hiscock - 2005
    You'll explore the hows and whys of spellcasting, learn step-by-step how to build your own successful spells, raise positive energy to power them, and make your dreams come true.With Wiccan expert Arin Murphy-Hiscock as your guide, you will learn how to:Correctly time your spells for precise resultsIncrease power and accuracy with the careful use of correspondencesSuccessfully adapt spells from books to reflect your personal needsLearn powerful spells that will help you better your life/li>and more.Power Spellcraft for Life provides you with a deeper understanding of crafting and casting, allowing you to hone your skills; power up your energy; and create productive, positive change in all areas of your life.

Flower Fairies Paper Dolls


Cicely Mary Barker - 2005
    With four different fairy dolls-two boys and two girls-and eight different outfits for them to wear, young girls will love this book. The dolls and clothes are fully perforated so they're easy to remove, and they're printed on sturdy card stock, so the dolls and clothes will last. An envelope is conveniently attached to the inside back cover for storing the pieces.

The Doomspell Trilogy


Cliff McNish - 2005
    Rachel and Eric are hurtled to a terrifying place. Like thousands of other children before them they have been snatched away by the Witch. But she has met her match.Rachel and Eric discover they have astonishing powers. She is a spellmaker who can fly, change shape and scent magic across other lands and oceans. Eric is a destroyer of spells. Together they embark on a journey from which there may be no return. The Witch will stop at nothing to enslave them and destroy her old adversaries the Wizards. The fate of all children lies in the balance - will Rachel and Eric save them, or will the Witch finally triumph? Cliff McNish's dazzling story telling makes each page compulsive reading

The Best of John Bellairs 2: The Johnny Dixon Mysteries


John Bellairs - 2005
    Includes "The Curse of the Blue Figurine", "The Mummy, The Will, and The Crypt" and "the Spell of the Sorcerer's Skull"

The UnSimple


Тарас Прохасько - 2005
    It tells the story of Anna, a woman who is reborn several times, being both daughter and wife to the same man, Sebastian. It is the story of the mysterious UnSimple, a group of beings with unusual powers who wander through the war-torn landscapes of Europe, collecting stories and weaving the fates of individuals, and who want Anna for themselves. It tells the story of a place, the small town of Ialivets, and of the mountainous region that surround it. It weaves history with folklore and fantasy, politics with poetry, ethnology with botany and philosophy. Yet the resulting text is striking for is spare, simple beauty. This is a work of magical realism inflected with the distinct, melancholy, yet ironic poetics of Central Europe, a story that is both hyper-local and yet universally accessible, and is one of the finest works by one of Ukraine’s most enthralling writers.

BJ and Da Dogs


Ben Jones - 2005
    The work of the group, which has a rabid underground following, synthesizes popular material from television, comics, video games, and advertising, and explodes with color, feeling, and good humor. This book, the first to be created and designed by Paper Rad, is sure to be a collector's item, as it explores the world of one of the most vibrant and original collectives making artwork today.

Wicca and Witchcraft for Dummies


Diane Smith - 2005
    You'll see what it means to live as a contemporary Wiccan -- and how to worship alone or with a group. Discover how to * Worship alone or join a coven * Perform charms, blessings, and spells * Obtain necessary tools and supplies * Spot spiritual scams and inappropriate behavior * Explore a spiritual path guided by nature

Extraordinary Exhibitions: The Wonderful Remains of an Enormous Head, the Whimsiphusicon & Death to the Savage Unitarians


Ricky Jay - 2005
    It is the contention of the author that neither the tongue of the most florid orator, nor pen of the most ingenious writer, can sufficiently describe the elegance, symmetry, and prodigious accomplishments of those who pass in review within these page Included are broadsides advertising: an armless dulcimer player, a ghost showman, a singing mouse, a chess-playing automaton, a cannon ball juggler, an African hermaphrodite, a chicken incubator, a rabbi with prodigious memory, a ventriloquist, a spirit medium, a glass blower, a woman magician, a speaking machine, a mermaid, a bullet catcher, a flea circus, and an equestrian bee keeper.

A Shadow in Eternity


Payal Dhar - 2005
    At first glance, she seems like an ordinary twelve-year-old.But not quite. For Maya knows the truth about time. Every night she travels to an alternative world known as Eternity, where she trains so she might become a Defender of the Light and keep time ticking.Under the watchful eyes of the freakishly tall, enigmatic Noah, Maya has no problems keeping up her double life. Till, that is, she and her friend Lev unwittingly stumble upon an ancient conspiracy.What is the “Idea” Prophecy? Who are the Warriors of the Shadow and what do they want with Lev? Is Noah all he seems or is there something he is hiding?The answers could change Maya’s life—and the world as we know it—for ever.On the brink of childhood and adolescence, Maya sets out on an extraordinary adventure. Along the way, she discovers powers she never knew she had, perils she never wanted to face, and the true meaning of friendship.

Monstrous Regiment: The Play


Terry Pratchett - 2005
    A new stage adaptation of one of Pratchett's best-selling novelsThe Monstrous Regiment in question is made up of a vampire (reformed and off the blood, thank you), a troll, Igor (who is only too happy to sew you a new leg if you aren't too particular about previous ownership), a collection of misfits and a young woman discovers that a pair of socks shoved down her pants is a good way to open up doors in a man's army."One of the funniest English authors alive" (Independent)

Mending the Past and Healing the Future with Soul Retrieval


Alberto Villoldo - 2005
    It shows how to enter the timeless now to heal events that occurred in the past, and to correct the course of destiny. Dr. Villoldo discusses ways in which you can heal yourself and your loved ones by employing intention through practices used by shamans of the Americas--which, until now, have been inaccessible to most of the world. The shamans of old called this journeying. In this book, you'll discover that you have a four-chambered heart in the same way you have a four-chambered soul. In the first chamber, you store away the memory of a wound that derailed your destiny. In the second, you keep the limiting beliefs and soul contracts that you entered into at the time of your loss. In the third, you recover the grace and trust that will make you whole again; and in the fourth, you remember the calling and mission that you choose to unfold in this lifetime. "While everyone has a future," Villoldo says, "only certain people have a destiny." This book shows you how to find and manifest yours.

Encyclopedia of Natural Magic


John Michael Greer - 2005
    It also gives detailed information on 176 different herbs, trees, stones, metals, oils, incenses, and other substances, and offers countless ways to put them to magical use. With this book and a visit to your local herb store, rock shop, or your backyard garden, you're ready to enter the world of natural magic.

Bond


Anna Fugazzi - 2005
    Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy fanficYet another one of those Harry And Draco Are Forced To Be Together By Something Beyond Their Control And Then Stuff Happens Leading To Twoo Wuv stories.Chapters: 22 - Words: 183,676 - Complete

Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires: The Classical Texts of Magick Deciphered


Aaron Leitch - 2005
    To understand medieval magick, it's necessary to know the primary repositories of this knowledge--the grimoires of spells, incantations, and ritual instructions for working with angels and conjuring spirits. And to understand the grimoires, you must delve into the life and times of the magicians who wrote them.Scholar and magician Aaron Leitch sheds light upon the greatly misunderstood subject of the medieval mage in this comprehensive reference manual. In addition, he provides valuable comparisons among the magical practices described in the grimoires and various shamanic methods of working with the spirit world.

Practical Angel Magic of Dr John Dee's Enochian Tables: Tabularum Bonorum Angelorum Invocationes as Used by Wynn Westcott, Alan Bennett, Reverend Ayton, Frederick Leigh Gardner, and Other Senior Members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn


Stephen Skinner - 2005
    A work by the author who has also written, the classic Techniques of High Magic in 1976 with Francis King, and Oracle of Geomancy and Terrestrial Astrology which has become the standard work on Western divinatory geomancy.

Starlight & Shadows: Gift Set


Elaine Cunningham - 2005
    Beloved series by "The New York Times" best-selling author Elaine Cunningham is now in a gift set! This collection of "Daughter of the Drow," "Tangled Webs," and "Windwalker" brings together for the first time three magical books about a member of one of the most popular Forgotten Realms races.

Honey from Stone: A Naturalist's Search for God


Chet Raymo - 2005
    As he wanders the land year upon year, Raymo gathers the revelations embedded in the geological and cultural history of this wild and ancient place. "When I called out for the Absolute, I was answered by the wind," Raymo writes. "If it was God's voice in the wind, then I heard it." In poetic prose grounded in a mind trained to discover fact, Honey from Stone enters the wonder of the material world in search of our deepest nature.

Oh My Goddess!, Volume 19/20: Sora Unchained


Kosuke Fujishima - 2005
    The rough-and-ready crew at the Nakomi Tech motor club needs a new director, and meek-and-mild Sora Hasegawa's drawn the winning lot, a tall order in the midst of such macho machine-heads for someone who can barely drive a car! And she'll have to prove her mettle on the racecourse to remain director — or to have the right to opt out! Luckily, she has the expert advice of top club racer Keiichi Morisato and the supernatural assistance of his dyed-in-the-wool goddess girlfriend, Belldandy, to help her over the rough spots to prepare for the race. Too bad she'll have to race against Keiichi, who's honor-bound and determined to take the checkered flag!

High Magic: Theory & Practice


Frater U∴D∴ - 2005
    And when it comes to magic, the more you know, the more successful you will become. This book provides you with a thorough introduction to magical theory along with proven and useful exercises and spells designed to enhance and expand your magical abilities. Often called ceremonial or ritual magic, high magic incorporates occult and esoteric knowledge from ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome as well as medieval Judaism and Christianity. This stream of knowledge has been practiced by diverse magical groups: the Freemasons, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and the Ordo Templi Orientis, as well as luminaries such as W.B. Yeats, Alesiter Crowley, and Kenneth Anger. Respected magician and occult scholar Frater U: . D: . is an adept with decades of experience in the theory and practice of high magic. Novice and even advanced magicians will find many practical gems within these pages, and those familiar with occult theory will appreciate his practical perspective on many key magical topics, including money magic, chaos magic, cyber magic, trance work, and planetary and sigil magic. The techniques presented in this text, practiced regularly with diligence and dedication, provide the basis for a lifetime of truly powerful magical experiences.

Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism


Wouter J. Hanegraaff - 2005
    Containing around 400 articles by over 180 international specialists, it provides critical overviews discussing the nature and historical development of all its important currents and manifestations, from Gnosticism and Hermetism to Astrology, Alchemy and Magic, from the Hermetic Tradition of the Renaissance to Rosicrucianism and Christian Theosophy, and from Freemasonry and Illuminism to 19th-century Occultism and the contemporary New Age movement. Furthermore it contains articles about the life and work of all the major personalities in the history of Gnosis and Western Esotericism, discussing their ideas, significance, and historical influence. The Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism was selected Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2006. This one volume edition is an unabridged version of the two volume edition published in 2005, for details click here"

Solitary Wicca for Life: A Complete Guide to Mastering the Craft on Your Own


Arin Murphy-Hiscock - 2005
    A complete guidebook for the serious--and solitary--Wiccan practitioner.

Fairy Art: Artists and Inspirations


Iain Zaczek - 2005
    This book celebrates the fine art of Fairy painting.

The Magician and the Cardsharp: The Search for America's Greatest Sleight-of-Hand Artist


Karl Johnson - 2005
    Here, set against the backdrop of America struggling through the Depression, is the world of magic, a realm of stars, sleight of hand, and sin where dreams could be realized-or stolen away. Following the Crash of '29, Dai Vernon, known by magicians as "the man who fooled Houdini," is tramping down Midwestern backroads, barely making ends meet. While swapping secrets with a Mexican gambler, he hears of a guy he doesn't quite believe is real-a legendary mystery man who deals perfectly from the center of the deck and who locals call the greatest cardsharp of all time. Determined to find the reclusive genius, Vernon sets out on a journey through America's shady, slick, and sinful side-from mob-run Kansas City through railroad towns that looked sleepy only in the daytime. Does he find the sharp? Well, Karl Johnson did-after years of research into Vernon's colorful quest, research that led him to places he never knew existed. Johnson takes us to the cardsharp's doorstep and shows us how he bestowed on Vernon the greatest secret in magic. The Magician and the Cardsharp is a unique and endlessly entertaining piece of history that reveals the artistry and obsession of a special breed of American showmen.

Cauldron Of The Gods: A Manual Of Celtic Magick


Jan Fries - 2005
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That Old Black Magic


Laurie Carroll-Kuna - 2005
    . . When Endora Bast is asked for help by the same witch Tribunal that reduced her magic to almost nothing, she wonders why she should bother. Years ago, they punished her harshly, all because she'd fallen in love. Now, they desperately need her to save the entire witch community. Endora is in for a shock when she's told she must stop her old nemesis, Obsidian Ashmedai, before he regains his full magical powers. If she does, she'll regain all of her magic and have her record expunged. If she doesn't, Ashmedai will become the most powerful being in the world. Only one other witch can help Endora defeat Ashmedai. Marcus Morion, her former lover, was also punished by the Tribunal. As a penalty, Endora and Marcus were forced to remain apart, indefinitely. But now, without benefit of full magical powers, they are the witches' only hope of survival. Failure might cost them their lives. But if they succeed, the happiness they've always yearned for will be theirs for the taking . . .

Magic That Works: Practical Training for the Children of Light


Frances Harrison - 2005
    Magic That Works presents practical magic techniques based on sources more than a thousand years old. The same tradition that gave us the Jinni in the Lamp and the Flying Carpet, gives you magic that works for our modern times. At last, you will be able to: . Quickly contact your holy guardian angel and unveil your destiny . Unleash Elemental forces to gain true self-mastery . Open spiritual gateways to alternate planes and discover new worlds . Channel the power of the ancient planets and shape your own reality . Create your own jinni lamp for ulimited wishes These are only a fraction of the many beneficial methods and techniques in Magic That Works. This book is a complete guide for solitary practitioners as well as newcomers to the tradition of the Magic Society of the White Flame. Whether you are a total beginner or an advanced Magus, this book will help catapult your magical development to whole new levels. You can start doing now what most people only dream about and make a difference in your life and the lives of your loved ones. If you are looking for authentic magic that is tested, effective, safe, totally in the Light, and produces tangible results then you should buy this book.

Wraeththu: From Enchantment to Fulfilment


Storm Constantine - 2005
    Humankind is in decline and a new race has arisen from the ashes. Insanity, disease and infertility comprise the Achilles' Heel of the doomed human race. Why these problems are on the increase is unknown: all that is known is that humankind has only a few years left to walk the earth. In this new role-playing game, take on the role of an androgynous Wraeththu 'har' within a world where a dying race is struggling to survive. You can transform humans into hara like yourself through the procedure of Inception. But what will happen when all the humans have gone? There are many myths and legends about how the Wraeththu can reproduce, but are they true or simply folk tales? How will you master your new mystical powers? Based upon Storm Constantine's internationally selling Wraeththu trilogy, which is soon to be followed by three new books in the series, as well as a multitude of other materials to bolster and expand upon the Wraeththu Mythos, this publication is the first of many books to explore the Wraeththu Mythos in a role-playing format. You are taken inside the world of the story and become one of the hara themselves, thrown into a world in turmoil and despair. The scales have been tipped: the human race knows it is doomed and that the Wraeththu are the heirs of the Earth.

Wings of Morning


Katharine Eliska Kimbriel - 2005
    Magicians pass from day into night, from dark into dawn -- they stand on the threshold of change and cast their spells. The stories we usually tell about our heroes are the flashy ones, the calling of the lightning tales, the riding of the storm saga, the splitting the earth and swallowing the enemy whole adventures.Wings of Morning tells about two heroines, both capable in their own ways of pyrotechnics, but this time learning lessons of subtle power. Anthropologist Brenna Stewart discovers that you can neither run from nor dictate to magic, while young Alfreda Sorensson of Night Calls and Kindred Rites learns that the power of life and death may be the greatest authority of all...and that magic may have nothing to do with it.

Ice and Rain


Jaci Burton - 2005
    Control is everything to Logan Storm. Control over the family business, the Rising Storm Hotel in New Orleans, control over his emotions, and control over the magic within him. Sophie Breaux is the granddaughter of a voodoo princess and welcomes the supernatural powers that live within her. She's been having visions about hot and sexy Logan Storm. Visions of destiny and of danger. When she tries to warn him, Logan thinks she's a con artist and wants no part of the raven-haired goddess. The one thing Logan can't control is Sophie's fiery passion. She melts his walls of ice with her sultry heat, threatening everything that is orderly in his life. His control begins to slip away with every touch, every inflamed kiss, and he's powerless to stop his feelings. Sophie knows that in order to save Logan she must melt his cold heart with scorching love. And when a woman is determined to get her man, nothing will stop her. Note: The second book in the A Storm for All Seasons series is "Devlin Dynasty 2: Fall Fury". That story brings together characters from both series. A Storm for All Seasons - Spring Rain By Jaci Burton Book 4 in the Storm For All Seasons series. Kaitlyn Storm has loved Brett McGregor since she was seventeen, even before he pulled her into his arms and kissed her until she was breathless. But Brett pushed her away, not wanting to subject Kaitlyn to the demons inside him. Ten years later Brett is a widower with a dark secret he hides from everyone, especially Kaitlyn. He doesn't want her to get close, doesn't want to risk hurting her. Though he owns a prominent New Orleans art gallery, he no longer paints. Not since that black day six years ago when his wife died. And no matter how much Kaitlyn begs him, he won't paint her nude portrait, even though her lush body and sensual nature haunt his dreams at night. But Kaitlyn won't take no for an answer. She's determined to use all her powers of magic to convince Brett to start living and loving again, even if she has to seduce him while posing nude for a painting. And in the game of seducing the man she loves, Kaitlyn is relentless.

Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy


Cornelius Agrippa - 2005
    Often erroneously called a forgery, it is in fact six separate books in one, the first two being by Agrippa (1486-1535). One of them, Of Magical Ceremonies, is Agrippa's clearest step-by-step formulation of how to perform an evocation, much more openly expressed than in his Three Books of Occult Philosophy. In addition there is the key grimoire, Of the Magick of the Ancients by Arbatel, which clearly defines the different types of magic, focusing on the invocation of angels and of the Olympic spirits. The Heptameron by Peter de Abano is a complete, self-contained set of instructions for conjuration of spirits according to the day of the week. Also included is Villinganus' work on the nature of spirits, illusions, prophecies, and miracles, and how they may be used. Two complete geomancies (one by Agrippa) complete the volume, which has been reset in modern type and edited with a commentary by Stephen Skinner.

The Book of Years, Volume Two


Peter Morwood - 2005
    Allies ride to his aid, but even if he survives a madman's deadly sorceries and the precarious attentions of an omnipotent dragon, still greater evils await him on his dangerous quest.

Grand Tournament


Daniel Lipkowitz - 2005
    Knights' Kingdom Reader Level 4Find the Shield, Save the Kingdom.After their Kingdom is taken over by the Dark Knight Vladek, a band of heroic Knights are forced to travel on a dangerous quest to find the Heart of the mythical Shield of Ages-the one thing that can help the Knights defeat the Dark Knight in a Grand Tournament to take back their homeland.

The Werewolf Who Stole Christmas


Lady Bracknell - 2005
    RemusTonks romance through OOTP and HBP. Started before DH.

Prime Chaos: Adventures in Chaos Magic


Phil Hine - 2005
    The author considers the advantages and disadvantages of working in groups and presents new ideas for developing magical techniques for the 21st century.'

Liber HVHI: Magick of the Adversary


Michael W. Ford - 2005
    The second part of the grimoire is based on the ritualistic inversions of the Avestan texts and the forbidden path of Predatory Spiritualism. LIBER HVHI contains the 22 spheres of the Infernal Qlippoth, the methods of filling and draining those "shells" and the Luciferian Rites of the Supper of Cain, symbolic of the first Satanist from the ancient Hebrew texts relating to the devouring process from a symbolic and ritualistic approach. The second half of Liber HVHI is the workings based on the demonology of the Avestan texts and ancient persian sorcery and predatory spirituality.

Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers


Lee Edward Födi - 2005
    . . For over a thousand years, the Box of Whispers has guarded the most precious treasure in the Land of Een. But when the box is suddenly stolen, young Kendra Kandlestar finds herself swept away on a magical adventure where doors speak in riddles, plants cast dangerous spells, and strange creatures lurk in every shadow. With only a handful of enchanted carrot seeds to help her, will Kendra be able to overcome these perils and find the fabled chest? There’s only one way to find out: peer inside the Box of Whispers and discover a world of magic, monsters, and mystery!

Seasons of Pleasure: Summer and Autumn


Anya Bast - 2005
    She stalks and intends to kill Lord Rue d'Ange, the first Sudhraian she sees after the bloody attack on her village. Instead, Rue captures her before she can carry out her plan.Rue recognizes the anger in Lilane and also the pain and vulnerability beneath it. He vows to turn her rage into sexual passion and knows just how to stoke her dark desires. As Rue seduces Lilane, he draws her into a dangerous bluff designed to win Nordan an edge in the war and gain protection for his hunted people, the Aviat.In the end Rue and Lilane might both lose their hearts... and perhaps their lives.Autumn Pleasures: The Union (Seasons of Pleasure #4)Lord Gregor of Nordan has never wanted a woman like he does Lady Anaisse of Sudhra. After the defeat of her homeland in the Sudhraian-Nordanese war, he makes the "sacrifice" of doing something completely against his country's tradition-taking her to wife. However, convincing her to allow him within her body, let alone her heart, will be another war entirely.Anaisse agrees to the arrangement out of duty to her country, but Gregor frightens her deeply. He seduces her repressed sexual desires to wild and beautiful life, and makes every one of her fantasies come true. Never has she met a man she could so easily lose herself to, body and soul-and losing herself to a man is her greatest fear.But another man lurks in the shadows with the sole purpose of destroying their union. He waits and watches with a mind grown twisted by the defeat of his people. His goal is to make Anaisse embrace death, instead of Gregor.

The Return of the Dragon


Rebecca Rupp - 2005
    Though their favorite aunt can't join them, they know their tummies will soon be filled with Mrs. Jones's mouthwatering cookies and their minds full of Fafnyr, the fabulous creature they befriended last summer. The glittering three-headed dragon remains safely hidden in a cave high above the ocean, waiting for the children's return. But is Fafnyr's hiding place safe? As the children nervously discover, a white yacht is now anchored off the private island, and a crew led by billionaire J. P. King has been scouring onshore, supposedly watching birds. The children have promised to keep Fafnyr's existence a secret, but it's hard to know if the smooth-talking Mr. King is friend or foe. Only Fafnyr's own stories can lead the Dragon Friends to the heart of the mystery, as they teach the children to think more clearly, to make the right decisions - and to discover what's worth fighting for.

The Mystic Rose


Kristie Lynn Higgins - 2005
    What if the woman was the one turned into the creature?A witch hexed a girl, Pluck, which was meant for a boy, Prince Edward of Fletching, for stealing the Mystic Rose. Pluck transformed into a Necrom (a cat-like beast) with the Kiss, Edward's first kiss as her only redemption. Not an easy task, when showing her face meant her death. Pluck, older, disguised herself and journeyed with Edward to protect him as he rushed to claim the crown. First royal couple reaching Kismet was crowned Emperor and Empress of the Five Kingdoms. Edward retrieved his betrothed, Princess Virago.Could Pluck receive the Kiss before his new wife claimed it? They shipwrecked, and the race continued as they searched for ships. To their horror, they discovered the Necroms were no myth, and Man learned what it was to be hated.

Magic in the Wind


Christine Feehan - 2005
    Even the wind seems to whisper her name - a reverie so powerfully suggestive that it carries the curious Damon to Sarah's clifftop home, and seeks to shelter him there.But Damon has not arrived alone. Two men have tracked him to Sea Haven, and into the shadows of Drake House, where Sarah hides her own secrets. And danger- as well as a desire more urgent than either has ever known- is just a whisper away...

Everyday Sun Magic: Spells & Rituals for Radiant Living


Dorothy Morrison - 2005
    In addition to sustaining life on Earth, the potent energy of this mighty star can lend a powerful spark to daily magic.Taking readers on a magical exploration of the Sun, Dorothy Morrison teaches how the Sun can be used as a viable magical tool. She gives in-depth information on the Sun's cultural and religious history, its phases and energies (rainbows, solar eclipses, Sun storms, and so on) as they apply to magic, and astrological implications. Everyday Sun Magic is also packed with over 140 spells, chants, affirmations, and rituals spanning 89 categories, such as health, employment, friendship, romance, weather, gardening, prosperity, marriage, legal matters, travel, addiction, and dieting.

Kismet: Frost & Fire


Jaci Burton - 2005
    Passions that melt winter ice and flame the fires of fate, fulfilling destinies that cannot be denied.

The Science of the Craft: Modern Realities in the Ancient Art of Witchcraft


William H. Keith Jr. - 2005
    Non-fiction

Sophie and Crystal Carter and the Unexpected Secret


Kelly Cairns - 2005
    She's a witch, they are witches and their grandad is a wizard. They fly on a magic cloud, go to a magic world and fight against an evil wizard.

The Book of Years, Volume One


Peter Morwood - 2005
    Aldric, the last survivor of his clan, must embark on a quest to obtain the one weapon that can defeat the dark magic before it spreads throughout the realm.

Edgar Cayce Guide to Gemstones, Minerals, Metals, and More


Shelley Kaehr - 2005
    For the first time, author Shelley Kaehr, Ph.D., examines these materials by delving into the history and makeup of these magical substances so often mentioned by Cayce.The book is designed to educate the reader on the wonders of the mineral kingdom, and how each stone or mineral is different and reacts differently to various people. The pages of this book offer an opportunity to engage in a process of self-discovery and intuition so that one can find which of these powerful materials will work best for him or her.

Fairytale Tarot Kit


Karen Mahony - 2005
    The Fairytale Tarot presents classics like Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, and Puss-in-Boots and remarkable, yet less familiar, adventures in a readers' tarot that's stunningly rich and brightly textured. International in perspective and universal in its implications, the Fairytale Tarot is an important contribution to the world of tarot and cartomancy. * Fully illustrated 78-card deck * Based on authentic and unabridged tales from around the world * By the makers of the critically-acclaimed Tarot of Prague and Baroque Bohemian Cats' Tarot * Foreword by Rachel Pollack * Engaging and easy-to-follow companion book includes a summary of every tale

Medicine and Magic in Elizabethan London: Simon Forman: Astrologer, Alchemist, and Physician


Lauren Kassell - 2005
    Whilst he was consulted thousands of times a year for medical and other questions he stood apart from the medical elite as he boldly asserted medical ideas that were at odds with most learned physicians. In this fascinating book, Lauren Kassell vividly recovers the world of medicine and magic in Elizabethan London.

Alfie's Adventures: Bk.1 (Alfies Adventures)


Gerald Howe - 2005
    Every night when Alfie goes to bed, he is transported to different times and places and faces a raft of extraordinary experiences. But suddenly Alfie's nighttime adventures start making him a daytime hero...