Best of
Magic

2008

Sweep: Volume 5


Cate Tiernan - 2008
    Though her magick is strong and she has done things that others could never dream of, even she cannot begin to explain how different she truly is. And though her soulmate - her one true love - Hunter supports her, he can never understand what it is like. But there is another who knows, more than anyone else, just what Morgan is going through . . .

The Way of Shadows, Part 2 of 2


Brent Weeks - 2008
    And he is the city's most accomplished artist, his talents required from alleyway to courtly boudoir. For Azoth, survival is precarious. Something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he's grown up in the slums, and learned the hard way to judge people quickly and to take risks. Risks like apprenticing himself to Durzo Blint.But to be accepted, Azoth must turn his back on his old life and embrace a new identity and name. As Kylar Stern, he must learn to navigate the assassins' world of dangerous politics and strange magics and cultivate a flair for death. (Part 2 of 2)

Night World, No. 2


L.J. Smith - 2008
    Night World is their secret society, a secret society with very strict rules. And falling in love breaks all the laws of the Night World.In Dark Angel, Gillian is saved from drowning by her guardian angel. Only visible to Gillian, Angel will fulfill her heart's every desire. But when Angel starts making strange and sinister requests, Gillian must question who he truly is and where he came from.Armed with a wooden stake, martial arts, and the will to resist a vampire's mind control, Rashel struggles to avenge her mother's death in The Chosen. Then she meets Quinn, her soulmate, who is part of the world she has vowed to destroy.Hannah receives notes warning her of incredible danger in Soulmate. But if death is her destiny, is the Lord of the Night World's love strong enough to save her?

Harry Potter: The Prequel


J.K. Rowling - 2008
    K. Rowling, and was published online on June 11th, 2008. Set three years before the birth of Harry Potter, the story recounts an adventure had by Sirius Black and James Potter.J.K. Rowling announced on May 28, 2008 that she was writing a prequel story for English PEN, the writers' association, and the Dyslexia Society. The story, handwritten on a card, would then be auctioned off alongside similar cards from other authors on June 11th, 2008, with the proceeds going to charity. A book of facsimiles was published in August 2008, allowing fans to own and read the story. The story can be found online.

Harry Potter & Imagination: The Way Between Two Worlds


Travis Prinzi - 2008
    Rowling in her 2008 Harvard commencement speech, sum up both the Harry Potter series and Travis Prinzi's analysis of the best-selling books in Harry Potter & Imagination: The Way Between Two Worlds. Great imaginative literature places the readers between two worlds - the story world and the world of daily life - and challenges readers to imagine and to act for a better world. Starting with Harry Potter's great themes, Harry Potter & Imagination takes readers on a journey through the transformative power of those themes for both the individual and for culture by placing Rowling's series in its literary, historical, and cultural contexts. Prinzi explores how fairy stories in general, and Harry Potter in specific, are not merely tales that are read to "escape from the real world," but stories with the power to transform by teaching us to imagine better. . - .[Endorsement]: . - . "Harry Potter & Imagination offers a challenging and rewarding tour of the inspirations for and meanings behind J.K. Rowling's lauded series. Travis Prinzi ably explores how the Harry Potter books satisfy fundamental human yearnings, utilize mythological archetypes, and embody their author's social vision. From Arthurian romance and Lovecraftian horror to postmodernism and political theory, Prinzi provides new insights into the Harry Potter phenomenon. Harry Potter & Imagination will not only fascinate and entertain readers, but will also convince them that fairy tales matter." [Dr. Amy H. Sturgis, editor of Past Watchful Dragons] - . - [Endorsement]: . - . "There is no more insightful commenter on the Harry Potter novels than Travis Prinzi - and Harry Potter & Imagination is an ideal showcase for his original thinking and lucid writing. This trail-blazing guidebook into the world of Harry Potter - showing the imaginative way between two worlds - is a must read." [John Granger, author of The Deathly Hallows Lectures and other books]

Crow's Revenge


Marcus Alexander - 2008
    I've just had a flesh-eating giant tearing around my house and now I'm in this strange land I don't know anything about'!Before she can untangle the mystery that will save Bellania, Charlie Keeper needs the answer to a life-changing secret her guardian, the dastardly Mr Crow, has been keeping from her ...Just who is Charlie Keeper?

Peter and the Starcatchers: Peter and the Starcatchers/Peter and the Shadow Thieves/Peter and the Secret of Rundoon


Dave Barry - 2008
    Don't even "think" of starting this trilogy unless you're sitting in a comfortable chair and have lots of time. These fast-paced, impossible-to-put-down adventures are action-packed, touching, and tons of fun

Belisarius I: Thunder at Dawn


Eric Flint - 2008
    Guided or possessed by an intelligence from beyond time, with new weapons, old treachery, and an implacable will to power, the Malwa will sweep over the whole Earth. Only three things stand between the Malwa and their plan of eternal domination: the empire of Rome in the East, Byzantium; a crystal with vision; and a man named Belisarius, the greatest commander Earth has ever known.In the Heart of Darkness : Having conquered sixth century India, the Malwa Empire is forging the subcontinent's vast population into an invincible weapon of tyranny. Belisarius, the finest general of his age, must save the world. Guided by visions from a future that may never be, he and a band of comrades penetrate the Malwa heartland, seeking the core of the enemy's power. And when Belisarius leads the forces of good, only a fool would side with evil.

Book of Shadows / The Coven


Cate Tiernan - 2008
    Something is happening to Morgan. She sees things, feels things in a new way. She has discovered a power inside her that normal people don't posses. A dark magical power. And it scares her. She never chose to learn witchcraft but now witchcraft is choosing her. Her power is seductive.

A New Beginning


Sue Bentley - 2008
    Or even her own pet. But when Storm, a golden retriever with sparkling midnight-blue eyes, magically appears, she can't believe it. A wonderful adventure awaits them.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard


J.K. Rowling - 2008
    K. Rowling, that will be treasured for years to come.

Enochian Vision Magick: An Introduction and Practical Guide to the Magick of Mr. John Dee and Edward Kelley


Lon Milo DuQuette - 2008
    John Dee (1527–1608) resolved that worldly knowledge could no longer provide him the wisdom he desired. He turned his attention to magick, and in 1582 he and his clairvoyant partner Edward Kelley made contact with a number of spiritual entities who identified themselves as angles—the same angels that communicated with Adam, Enoch, and the patriarchs of the Old Testament. Over the next three years three distinct magical systems were revealed to Dee and Kelley. The third, thanks largely to efforts from the adepts of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and the 20th-century practices of Aleister Crowley, is now widely known as Enochian Magick.Enochian Vision Magick includes extensive background and historical notes, explores the foundation for the creation of the Enochian Magick system, and provides readers with a step-by-step process for using it.

Kissing the Limitless: Deep Magic and the Great Work of Transforming Yourself and the World


T. Thorn Coyle - 2008
    By practicing the Great Work of the ancient alchemists and magicians, readers are guided into self-possession constant communication with their divine selves and connection with the Limitless Divine. Using the tools of energy and breath, shadow and dream work, tarot and meditation, readers will learn to open up "life power" and access breath, will, and desire the key components of effective magic to, quite literally, reshape the world.

Dumbledore's Army and the Year of Darkness


Andrew Blake - 2008
    through the 7th year at Hogwarts under the reign of Snape and the Carrows.

Magic Tree House: #33-36


Mary Pope Osborne - 2008
    This time they head back into history to Venice, Italy, in the 1700s. With the help of some new friends, a research book, and a mysterious rhyme from Merlin, the heroes will save the beautiful city from a flood! Season of the SandstormsArmed only with a research book and a book of magic rhymes, Jack and Annie go back 1,200 years to the Golden Age of Baghdad. Their mission is a mystery until bandits attack a camel caravan and Jack and Annie are given a strange box to protect. What’s in the box? And how will it help the ruler of Baghdad spread wisdom throughout the world?Night of the New MagiciansA mysterious note from Merlin sends Jack and Annie to Paris, France for the 1889 World’s Fair. Their mission: find four “new magicians” and protect them from an evil sorcerer who plans to kidnap them and steal the secrets of their magic. How will they ever find the magicians in the bustling crowd? And will their own magic be any match for the powers of the evil sorcerer? Blizzard of the Blue MoonMerlin has sent Jack and Annie to New York City to rescue a beautiful magical creature–the unicorn. Where will they find a unicorn in a big city? And what about the blizzard that’s burying New York in snow? Only once in a blue moon do all the right elements come together to make magic in such a special way.

Element Encyclopedia Of Secret Signs And Symbols The Ultimate A Z Guide From Alchemy To The Zodiac


Adele Nozedar - 2008
    A book that has definitions & explanation about numerous signs & symbols

Shifter


Angela Knight - 2008
    WHEN IT COMES TO SHAPESHIFTING PARANORMAL ROMANCE, WHO CAN RESIST...New York Times bestselling author Angela Knight, USA Today bestselling author Lora Leigh, and national bestselling authors Alyssa Day and Virginia Kantra?Whether transforming under a blue moon or prowling the streets, the shifters come alive to fulfill the wildest of fantasies in this seductive anthology by four masters of paranormal romance.

Nomads of the North


James Oliver Curwood - 2008
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Richard Bandler's Guide to Trance-formation: How to Harness the Power of Hypnosis to Ignite Effortless and Lasting Change


Richard Bandler - 2008
    Now widely regarded as the world's greatest hypnotist and one of the most brilliant minds in the field of personal change, Richard Bandler created patterns that became the bedrock of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), arguably one of the most profoundly effective approaches for self-improvement. In Richard Bandler's Guide to Trance-formation, he returns to his roots: hypnotic phenomena, trancework, and altered states to provide a highly compelling and effective prescription for quick and lasting personal change.According to Bandler, "trance" is at the very foundation of human experience. People are not simply in or out of trance, but are constantly moving from one trance to another. We have our work trances, our relationship trances, and our parenting trances. Some of these states are useful and appropriate; others are not. With his signature wit and contrarian approach to therapy, Bandler shows how anyone can reset and reprogram their problem behaviors to reach desired alternatives with lasting and life-altering results. With intriguing case studies, client dialogues, and more than thirty exercises, Richard Bandler's Guide to Trance-formation, is an engaging, read for anyone, whether they are new to NLP, want to further their NLP training, or simply want to make a positive difference in their own lives.

Cat's Eye


T.L. Shreffler - 2008
    With the help of her magical Cat's Eye necklace, it falls into her hands to save his life.Now Sora must journey with an unlikely band of outlaws to discover the secrets of the Cat's Eye. Can she find a way to destroy a sorcerer whose powers are more than legendary? Maybe, if the necklace doesn't kill her first...In order to purchase this title visit Amazon or Theresa Shreffler's official website.

Magic Tree House: #38-39


Mary Pope Osborne - 2008
    And so they head off in the magic tree house for Florence, Italy, in the early 1500s to spend the day with one of the greatest artists and inventors of all time-Leonardo da Vinci!Dark Day in the Deep SeaJack and Annie know they have to find one of the four secrets of happiness to help save Merlin. But when the magic tree house whisks them off to a misty island in the middle of nowhere, they wonder how they will find anything. As the fog lifts, they see a huge ship that turns out to be the world's first floating science laboratory. The ship's crew is searching for undiscovered sea creatures-and for the giant sea monster that seems to be following them!

Ponyo Picture Book


Hayao Miyazaki - 2008
    Sosuke, a five-year-old boy who lives on a cliff, rescues her. He promises to protect Ponyo forever. Ponyo grows very fond of Sosuke, and with the help of her sisters and her father’s magic, she becomes human. This results in a great imbalance in the cosmos, causing great storms and floods and satellites to fall from the sky. Ponyo becomes a fish again and Sosuke promises to love her no matter what form she takes. In the end, when Ponyo kisses Sosuke, she becomes human again.

To Cast the First Spell


John A. Buttrick - 2008
    But the simple life he hopes for is changed forever when he inadvertently casts a spell so powerful it draws the attention of the Grand Maestro of Aakadon and the dark Maestro Tarin Conn. The two powerful foes sense a change in the balance of power and both of them intend for it to be in their favor. Daniel wants nothing to do with either faction but must learn to master his newly discovered potential before the forces sent looking for him destroy his family and friends and every person living in the remote village of Bashierwood. But to master his potential he must learn from an Accomplished. To save the village he must accept help from Talenteds sent by Efferin Tames, or surrender to Tarin Conn. To seize control of his life he must set his priorities and arrange his chores accordingly.

Advanced Magick for Beginners


Alan Chapman - 2008
    The author assumes no previous knowledge, only a willingness to explore what magick offers, yet its apparent to anyone with a background in the subject that Alan Chapman is drawing on a wide range of experience, from classical Crowleyean Magick, to eastern metaphysics, and back again to Discordianism and Chaos Magick. Chapmans writing-style is humorous, direct, seductively logical, and his enthusiasm for the benefits of magick is both tangible and infectious. The novice magician will indeed find themselves equipped to commence all sorts of magickal operations: trance work, enchantment, divination, and even some of the higher forms of spiritual development. To experienced magicians, Chapman offers a subtler challenge: he revitalises magick by cutting it free from the extreme relativism Chaos Magick bequeathed, provocatively redefining it as: the art, science and culture of experiencing truth.

Magic tree house: #40-41


Mary Pope Osborne - 2008
    What Jack and Annie don’t know is that the invitation will send them on a quest to save Camelot itself — not from destruction, but from being forgotten forever.Haunted Castle on Hallow’s Eve The castle looms dark against the light of the moon. Giant ravens circle in the sky. Merlin the magician needs someone to find out what has happened. But who is brave enough to brush the cobwebs aside and go through the heavy doors? Merlin thinks he knows the answer to these questions–Jack and Annie. Summer of the Sea SerpentJack and Annie are off on another mythical mission at the request of Merlin the magician. Luckily, they have a young sorcerer, Teddy, to help them. From underwater caves to a Spider Queen, from mystical selkies to a magical sword, this is a Magic Tree House adventure kids won’t want to miss!Winter of the Ice WizardJack and Annie, joined by Teddy and Kathleen travel in the Magic Tree House to a land of snow where the Ice Wizard has captured Morgan and Merlin. The four friends must find the Ice Wizard’s missing eye . . . or is it really his heart that is missing?

The Silver Dolphin


Louise Cooper - 2008
    Lizzy doesn't realise, but she has a special connection with the sea – and the mysterical mermaids and silver dolphins who swim there. But there's much more to the beautiful blue-green world than magic. The evil sea queen is plotting to steal something precious – something that belongs to Lizzy. \n\nThe Mermaid Curse quartet is a perfect blend of fantasy and reality for readers aged 8–10.

The Girls' Book of Flower Fairies


Cicely Mary Barker - 2008
    Featuring stories, poems, recipes, craft ideas, fairy facts, and tips for how to spot fairies in your own garden, this stunning gift book brings the glorious world of the Flower Fairies to life.

The Circle of Power


Sheridan Winn - 2008
    Each of the Sprite Sisters, aged between nine and thirteen, has a magical power related to one of the four elements - Fire, Water, Earth and Air. When Ariel discovers her power on her ninth birthday, their circle is complete. The girls' magic must be kept secret, and used only for good; if not, the consequences could be dire. The Sprites' big house in the country is full of laughter and sunshine, but a shadow is falling. Everything the Sprite Sisters hold dear will soon be shattered by the arrival of someone who is intent on destroying their power ... www.sheridanwinn.com

What the Mouse Found and Other Stories


Charles de Lint - 2008
    This special collection gathers for the first time a number of obscure and unpublished children's story by master storyteller Charles de Lint, each story featuring a brand new illustration.

The Five Keys to the Secret World of Remedios Varo


Tere Arcq - 2008
    This book places in our hands the five keys that will unlock the treasure chest where the secrets of this painter s magic world are kept: the esoteric key, the Surrealist key, the literary key, the key of dreams and the architectural key. Thus it becomes a guide allowing us to decipher the enigmas of a surprising artistic universe.

On Becoming an Alchemist: A Guide for the Modern Magician


Catherine MacCoun - 2008
    But this is only half the story. According to Catherine MacCoun, alchemy is no mere metaphor. It’s real magic. Transforming the inner world is, for the alchemist, a way to transform the outer world. Through studying the principles of alchemy, we can achieve extraordinary effects from ordinary actions by understanding how the world really works. We can perceive the hidden connections between the spiritual and the material worlds. Knowledge of these connections enables us to influence external phenomena through the powers of heart and mind alone. Yet alchemy is not, like some forms of magic, the exercise of mind over matter. It is the art of taking what already exists—whatever presents itself—and transmuting the harmful into the helpful, the useless into the valuable. On Becoming an Alchemist initiates us into these secrets, showing us how to think, perceive, and operate as an alchemist. It offers practical advice and exercises that will help the modern magician to: ● Understand and apply basic principles of alchemy ● Transmute setbacks, failures, and losses into sources of magical power ● Navigate one’s inner world with poise, confidence, and common sense ● Intuitively show up in the right place at the right time to benefit from magical coincidences ● Discover the potentials latent in any situation by awakening subtle perception

Fairy Realm


Emily Rodda - 2008
    Presents ten volumes of the popular series featuring Jessie's adventures in the magical Fairy Realm.Contains:The Charm Bracelet / The Flower Fairies / The Third Wish / The Last Fairy-Apple Tree / The Magic Key / The Unicorn / The Star Cloak / The Water Sprites / The Peskie Spell / The Rainbow Wand

A Practical Guide to Wizardry


Susan J. Morris - 2008
    In this fully illustrated guide, readers will learn all about what it takes to become a great wizard--from the gear and magic items you need to the secrets of writing your own spells in the language of magic.A companion to the New York Times best-selling Practical Guide to Dragons and Practical Guide to Monsters, this lavishly illustrated book explores the magic and wonder of wizardry for young readers.Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 8/26/2008 Pages: 80 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up

The Jack Vance Reader: Emphyrio/The Languages of Pao/The Domains of Koryphon


Jack Vance - 2008
    In a career spanning 59 years, Vance has been responsible -- more than any other writer in the field -- for creating exotic alien cultures and living, breathing worlds, among them Tschai, Durdane and Big Planet, Trullion, Cadwal and Wyst, Aerlith, Fader and Dar Sai.Now, in a single impressive volume, The Jack Vance Reader brings together three of the master's very best planetary adventures: the internationally acclaimed Emphyrio, the classic interplanetary whodunnit, The Domains of Koryphon, and the provocative and unforgettable The Languages of Pao.

Book of Lies: The Disinformation Guide to Magick and the Occult


Richard Metzger - 2008
    Just as Russ Kick's Guides focusing on secrets and lies from the mainstream media, government, and other establishment institutions rethought what a political science book could look like and whom it would appeal to, Book of Lies redefines occult anthologies, packaging and presenting a huge array of magical essays for a pop culture audience. Just some of the contents:An introduction by comics genius Grant Morrison, who also contributes a threepart article on Pop Magick.Mark Pesce, author of The Playful World, compares computer programming and spellcasting.Genesis POrridge, father of Industrial Music and Rave culture explains how samples in a rave song can have magical consequences.Paul Laffoley discusses his magical artistic strategies (Metzger compares Laffoley to Merlin the Magician).Magical Thinking--an extended excerpt from Daniel Pinchbeck's Breaking Open the Head.William Burroughs and the occult.Nevill Drury, Australia's most noted occult writer, tells of Dion Fortune, Austin Spare, and Rosaleen Norton.Why Does Aleister Crowley Still Matter?Donald Tyson's "The Enochian Apocalypse Working." Were the seeds of the end of the world sown in the Elizabethan era?.The first ever biographical essay on Marjorie Cameron, the fascinating character from Los Angeles' occult and beatnik scene.Hitler and the occult--Peter Levenda interview by Tracy Twyman.Robert Temple on how his book The Sirius Mystery's, controversial thesis (for which he was ridiculed) was proven by the Hubble telescope twentyfive years late.An exclusive Anton LaVey interview by Michael Moynihan, author of bestselling book Lords of Chaos.Erik Davis, author of Techgnosis, looks at H. P. Lovecraft's Magick Realism.

A Druid's Herbal of Sacred Tree Medicine


Ellen Evert Hopman - 2008
    Poets and bards created a secret sign language to describe the letters, each of which is named for a tree or a plant. For centuries this language was transmitted only orally in order to protect its secrets.Combining her extensive herbal knowledge and keen poetic insight, Ellen Evert Hopman delves deeply into the historic allusions and associations of each of the 20 letters of the Ogham Tree Alphabet. She also examines Native American healing methods for possible clues to the way ancient Europeans may have used these trees as healing agents. Druidic spiritual practices, herbal healing remedies, and plant lore are included for each tree in the alphabet as well as how each is used in traditional rituals such as the Celtic Fire Festivals and other celebrations. Hopman also includes a pronunciation guide for the oghams and information on the divinatory meanings associated with each tree.

The Tree Of Enchantment: Ancient Wisdom and Magic Practices of the Faery Tradition


Orion Foxwood - 2008
    At the center of the Faery Tradition lies the Tree of Enchantment: the symbol for these relationships and for the threefold life of humanity. At each level of the tree, there are attending spirit forces that vary from beings of light to beings of shadow, from the ancestors of humanity to the architects of form and nature, from the destiny of our planet to the creation forces of the universe. The tree's roots grow through the lower world, where all life originates and the dead travel, its trunk and lower branches reach out across the middle world, where elemental forces and the four directions guide us, and its highest branches reach the into the upper world and the Star realm. Weaving together folk tradition and extensive academic research, Orion Foxwood has created an accessible, beautifully written pathway into the Old Religion of Faery Seership. Based on Appalachian traditions, Wiccan studies, Celtic oral traditions, and the Craft from Western and Northern Europe, The Tree of Enchantment offers the student of Faery Tradition both introductory and advanced visionary practices and authentic tools to learn to navigate the three realms of humanity. With diligence and an open heart, the reader will learn to cross The River of Blood, pass through The Gate of Awakening, and over The River of Stars.

Between the Bleeding Willows


D.A. Roach - 2008
    Emotionally lost, Cassidy desperately searches for an heirloom her boyfriend was wearing in the crash—her mother’s gold ring. But during her search, Cassidy discovers more than her ring. She finds a gate to the Demon Realm….A battle is brewing, and Killian—head of the Demon hunters—preps his Clan for the approaching conflict. They’ve been working to secure the gate between his realm and the mortal world. But it’s been nearly impossible since Rya—a voracious demon on a quest to expand her power—devoured the soul of his Clan’s necromancer. Now Rya is possessed with the necromancer’s powers and she may break through the gate at any moment.Apparently Rya isn’t the only one Killian has to worry about…When Cassidy accidentally crosses into the Demon Realm, Killian can’t understand how a human girl survived the transition. Now he has to find a way to return her to her own world, or risk her being caught in the crossfire, which is a complication he definitely doesn’t need.Once back in the Human Realm, Cassidy readies herself for battle. She signs up for Krav Maga classes, where she meets Tyler Romaitis—a handsome, tenacious, humble guy. He seems almost perfect, but nothing is ever that easy.And as the balance between good and evil shifts, Cassidy finds herself—and her ring—at the heart of the conflict for the survival of mankind.

The Hidden World of Fairies


Tennant Redbank - 2008
    This illustrated guide is jam-packed with fairy facts and includes loads of interactive elements, like secret notes, miniature books, and a removable fairy talent medallion.Find out how garden fairies make the flowers bloom; learn how to say "hello" in Frog with the animal-talent fairies; find out the magical meaning behind colors from the art fairies...and more!Full of astonishing and charming details about fairy life, The Hidden World of Fairies offers fairies fans an intimate glimpse into their favorite magical world.

Dedicant: A Witch's Circle of Fire


Thuri Calafia - 2008
    Now is the time to call forth your passion and strength of will, and commit yourself fully to the Path of the Wise. Dedicant: A Witch's Circle of Fire invites you to set forth on the sacred journey to becoming a Witch.Designed to harmonize with the Wheel of the Year, the monthly lessons feature seasonally themed stories, meditations, Witchcraft lore, ethics questions, spells, and pathworking rituals. The course on Wicca culminates in a powerful self-initiation rite that brings you to the level of Initiate.Blending purposeful study with reflection and awareness, the Circles system of Wicca study is ideal for the solitary student or as part of a coven curriculum. Dedicant helps you ignite your inner light and keep it burning by teaching you the core essentials of Wiccan wisdom:Creating a spiritual grimoire Writing and performing daily devotionals Calling the Gods and Goddesses Conducting Sabbat and Esbat rituals Performing herb and energy work Making and using magical tools Selecting ritual garb Casting a power circle Praise: "Calafia does a great job of laying out the groundwork, and she presents it in a unique, workable structure that's easy to follow and offers a solid scaffolding for self-development."--Witches and Pagans

The Moses Code: The Most Powerful Manifestation Tool in the History of the World


James F. Twyman - 2008
    In this book, James F. Twyman reveals the Code for the first time, showing how it can be used to create miracles in your life . . . and in the world. By practicing the principles presented within these pages, you’ll discover how you can integrate the most powerful manifestation tool in the history of the world into your own life.At the very heart of the Moses Code is the true function and practice of the Law of Attraction. You may have been told that this Law is all about “getting” the things you want—things that you think will make your life more satisfying. But what if that’s just the first step, and cracking the Moses Code depends more on what you’re willing to “give” rather than “get.” That would mean that you have the power to create miracles in your life right now! It would also mean that you have the ability, even the responsibility, to use that power for more than just attracting money, a better car, or the perfect relationship. You’re here to use the power of Divinity itself to create a world based on the laws of compassion and peace. That’s the task that lies before us.

Liber Falxifer: The Book of the Left-Handed Reaper


N.A-A.218 - 2008
    This book of the Scythe-Bearer provides a solid theoretical, historical and mythical foundation for the Cult of the Left-Handed Reaper, and offers clear instruction for ritual practice connected to both the folk-magical tradition, as well as the more sinister, hidden line of traditional witchcraft connected to the Cult of the Skeletal Lord of the Bloody Scythe. The basis for the various forms of magic presented in Liber Falxifer is a dark form of telestic fetishism steeped in the forbidden and concealed traditions of both necromantia and necromageia, as practiced within the many clandestine magical paths connected to the Lord of All Graves. The grimoire is broken out into two parts, the first of which is a discussion of the relevant aspects of the exoteric Latin American Cult of the Lord of Death. Topics offer insight into the origins of the Cult and the different forms of the open and closed Cults of the Master, the various altar setups and their significance, the specific traditional offerings given to the Lord of Death, the empowered talismans and fetishes used within magical practice, the different methods of consecration, traditional spells and rituals for magical protection, revitalization and malediction, and a curse to bring death to one's foes. The second part of Liber Falxifer focuses entirely on the more esoteric aspects of the Hidden Cult of Death, first noting that its essence is partially expressed through some of the same symbolism used within the folk-magical practice, but then taking matters much deeper into the darkness of the mysteries of the Sinistral Death, presenting not only an esoteric crossing between the two cults, but a complete system of practical Necrosophic Sorcery. Amongst the topics discussed are the pagan roots of the Master of Death, His true identity as it is understood within the Templum Falcis Cruentis, His many names of power and various aspects and manifestations, the Formula of Calling and Invocation to the Lord of the Scythe, the esoteric ritual for the ensouling of the altar statues of the Left-Handed Harvester, the workings with the altars used within the esoteric line of practice, the many different talismanic symbols, sorcerous insignia and the Key Sigils of Death, the buying of soil from the dead, the mysteries of Death's fell garden, the creation of fetish-skulls and the many different ways that they can be employed within the Necrosophic practice, the magic of tobacco and the secret tincture of its great daemonic shade, the Rosaries of Death and their construction, the Altar of the Dead and the veneration of the shades of the True and Secret Ancestry, the Sigil of Resurrection and instructions for the creation of a Spirit Box used to house the shadow of the dead, the Sceptre of the Shadow of Death and its creation and consecration, and much more. Written by the Magister of the Temple of the Black Light and the Templum Falcis Cruentis, and illustrated with selected original artworks depicting the esoteric manifestations of the Lord of Death, Liber Falxifer presents a unique and powerful system of both low and high Black Magic based on a valid synthesis of folk-magical sorcery, antinomian Gnosticism, the telestic arts of ensoulment and fetishism, kliffotic Kabbala, and anti-cosmic Luciferianism.

Ancient Forces Collection: The Ancients/The Wiccan/The Cards


Bill Myers - 2008
    With insight and his unsurpassed ability to weave a suspensful story, each volume explores spiritual warfare by presenting biblical truths through realistic situations.

Trance-Portation Learning to Navigate the Inner World


Diana L. Paxson - 2008
    From the ceremonial magician to the shaman, using trance work to explore inner realms is essential to the magical process of healing, transcendence, and wisdom desired throughout diverse occult and spiritual traditions. TrancePortation offers a comprehensive and multispirited way to enter the inner realm. Blending the modern world with the ancient arts, TrancePortation's first three chapters, Travel Planning, Crossing the Threshold, and Getting Started, offer preparatory suggestions including meditations and relaxations, breathing, warding, shifting gears, and returning. Drawing on examples from varied traditions, from Western Mystery to Native American, Ancient Celtic to Eastern Mysticism, and peppered with folk lore and tales from popular science fiction stories, TrancePortation explores spiritual journey work extensively, offering readers the chance to find their own ways into the inner realm, encounter their own guides and fellow travelers, and create divine relationships with the deities and gods and goddesses that they meet.

Shannon the Ocean Fairy


Daisy Meadows - 2008
    Now the tides are all wrong, the sea creatures are confused, and even daytime and nighttime have gotten mixed up!When Shannon the Ocean Fairy asks Rachel and Kirsty for help, they set off on a magical adventure to an underwater world. But will they find the pearls in time...or will the girls be lost at sea?Find the enchanted pearls in all three stories inside this Rainbow Magic Special Edition, and help save the ocean magic!

The Summoning


Kelley Armstrong - 2008
    I don't even know what that means anymore. It all started on the day that I saw my first ghost - and the ghost saw me.Now there are ghosts everywhere and they won't leave me alone. To top it all off, I somehow got myself locked up in Lyle House, a "special home" for troubled teens. Yet the home isn't what it seems. Don't tell anyone, but I think there might be more to my housemates than meets the eye. The question is, whose side are they on? It's up to me to figure out the dangerous secrets behind Lyle House... before its skeletons come back to haunt me.

The Druid Magic Handbook: Ritual Magic Rooted in the Living Earth


John Michael Greer - 2008
    The Druid Magic Handbook is the first manual of magical practice in Druidry, one of the fastest growing branches of the Pagan movement. The book breaks new ground, teaching Druids how to practice ritual magic for practical and spiritual goals within their own tradition. What sets The Druid Magic Handbook apart is that it does not require the reader to use a particular pantheon or set of symbols. Although it presents one drawn from Welsh Druid tradition, it also shows the reader how to adapt rites and other practices to fit the deities and symbols most meaningful to them. This cutting edge system of ritual magic can be used by Druids, Pagans, Christians, and Thelemites alike!The first manual of Druidic magical practice ever, replete with spell work and rituals.John Michael Greer is a highly respected authority on all aspects of Paganism.

Team Magic (Unicorn School, #6)


Linda Chapman - 2008
    But first all the unicorns have to take their exams. Everyone is working very hard - except for Troy. He has a much better plan. But when Willow discovers what he's up to, she's sure her friend will get into trouble. Can she help Troy before it's too late? This is the sixth title in the Unicorn School series where young unicorns not only learn magic but how to be good and kind friends.

Spirit Speak: Knowing and Understanding Spirit Guides, Ancestors, Ghosts, Angels, and the Divine


Ivo Dominguez Jr. - 2008
    If you seek information or guidance through channeling, through mediumship, or through the words and visions of mystics, you are also working with the beings of the subtle realms. Spirit Speak presents a unified system for understanding a broad range of nonphysical beings that we call spirits. Dominguez is able to make complex ideas accessible, through analogy and example, without oversimplifying. This comprehensive book can be understood and appreciated by readers from all different faiths, backgrounds, and levels of experience. It explores concepts such as: • Spiritual lineage • The assumption of god forms• Divine embodiment • The limits and potential for many spiritual practicesA hidden classic in many spiritual communities for years, Spirit Speak is now available with new material and fresh insights.

Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses


Joseph H. Peterson - 2008
    The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses, arguably one of the most popular magick books ever published, contains two secret apocrypha ascribed to Moses, perhaps pseudepigraphically. The book consists of a collection of texts,which claim to explain the magick Moses used to win the biblical magick contest with the Egyptian priest-magicians, part the Red Sea, and perform other miraculous feats. It includes instruction in the form of invocations, magick words, and seals for calling upon the angels to affect worldly ends, from the sublime (calling down a plague of locusts and frogs upon your enemy) to the mundane (getting more money). Many manuscripts and printed pamphlet versions circulated in Germany in the 1800s, and an English translation by Johann Scheible first appeared in New York in 1880 that had not been corrected or re-edited until now. In creating this restored, corrected edition, Joseph Peterson drew on Scheible's final edition of the text and his original sources. It will be of great interest to those who have suffered through prior editions and anyone looking for a traditional source of Western magick. * Used in various modern traditions of American folk magick, from Pennsylvania Dutch hexmeisters and contemporary eclectic magicians, to voodoo practioners and African American root workers. * Updated or fresh translations from original German, Latin, and Hebrew sources and restoration of censored or left out passages in earlier editions and 35 pages of text never before translated. * Describes the biblical magick ascribed to Moses and its application. * Extensively illustrated with over 100 magical seals, signs, and sigils.

Happy Birthday


Christina Jones - 2008
    But however much she loves reading the stars, she just can't seem to get her life on track and this week is no exception. First she's jilted at the altar by Ben. Then, sitting alone and forlorn in her home in Hazy Hassocks, she discovers that the flat above is owned by an ex-convict!

High Magic II: Expanded Theory and Practice


Frater U∴D∴ - 2008
    Previously unavailable in English, High Magic II has been eagerly awaited by ceremonial magicians, mages, and Hermetic practitioners.This comprehensive guide explores a variety of magical topics--mirror magic, sigil magic, shamanism, magical orders, mudras, folk magic, and divination--in a modern, non-dogmatic way. The integrated, progressive approach of this book on high magic is designed to help the reader develop a holistic understanding of the underlying magical theories and a true mastery of the magical techniques. Themes in the text recur, focusing on different aspects of core topics but taking the reader further along each time, using the format proven effective in High Magic.High Magic II also delves into magic and yoga, magic in the Bible, the Kabbalah, forms of initiation, and the magic of ancient Egypt and the late Hellenistic period. Many provocative practices are addressed, including demonic magic and combat magic. Some of the techniques have never before appeared in an English-language book.

Catmagic


Holly Webb - 2008
    Then one day, to her surprise, the animals start to talk back! Suddenly Lottie's summer is better than she could have dreamed - it's purr-fectly magical!

Leon and the Place Between


Angela McAllister - 2008
    Take a journey right through the die-cut pages of this book into the Place Between, where magic becomes truly real. Angela McAllister has conjured a spellbinding story that unfolds in the mysterious world of Grahame Baker-Smith’s stunning illustrations.

The Uglydoll Ugly Guide to the Uglyverse


David Horvath - 2008
    And now, Uglydoll lovers everywhere can get their first-ever glimpse into the mysteries of the Uglyverse Join Wage, Babo, and the rest of the Uglydolls' quirky characters on a tour of Ugly Town. In Ugly Guide to the Uglyverse, you'll dine in Ugly Town's fine (and not-so-fine) restaurants, go on a tour of the Ugly History Museum, check in to the Ugly Hospital, vacation at the Ugly Beach, and learn even more about Ugly Town and the Uglydolls themselves, including what Jeero really does all day and what Big Toe wants to be when he grows up. Ugly Guide to the Uglyverse is a must-have for Uglydoll fans everywhere

The Fourth Queen


Mark Miller - 2008
    The princesses of once upon a time, like Snow White and Cinderella, have grown old and become great queens. Now, their kingdom is in danger. A Forgotten Evil has returned. In a small village by the sea, two sisters, Zandria and Olena, begin a dangerous journey for Zandria to claim her birthright as a queen. Along their journey, they meet some unique friends and terrifying enemies while trying to survive places like the Dead Forest and escape troll-infested castles. Will they make it to the Crystal Castle in time to save Empyrean or will the sisters lose each other forever? One thing is certain, before their journey ends, Zandria will learn what it means to be The Fourth Queen

An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom, Book One: The Tale of Two Kingdoms


MeiLin Miranda - 2008
    PLEASE DO NOT COMBINE THIS BOOK WITH "LOVERS AND BELOVEDS." They are not the same book, at all.

The Ultimate Fairies Handbook


Susannah Marriott - 2008
    It is also a modern classic - a must-have addition to every fairy enthusiasts library. Choose this benchmark volume as the ultimate fairy book to own - and discover a blend of folklore, legend, history, poetry and literature that is comprehensive, quirky, knowledgable and deeply satisfying. This is a brilliantly concieved, highly informative exploration of fairy activities, legends, and haunts. Whether they are roaming in forests, caves, oceans, rivers, fairy kingdoms and palaces, flowers or trees, fairies or always up to something - dancing, making music, flying, playing, plotting, weaving spells and enhantments, making mischief, or simply being helpful and healing. Author Susannah Marriot explores every aspect of fairy lore, fairies, elves, sprites, sylphs, pixies and other magical beings, and delivers a spell-binding account of fairy realms with a narrative touch as light as a fairy wand. She takes the reader on an exciting voyage through the secret places of a hidden world.

Fairies: A Magical Guide to the Enchanted Realm


Alison Maloney - 2008
    Learn about the most famous of these characters, from Tinker Bell to the bad fairy from Sleeping Beauty, take a peek inside a typical fairy's home, and find out how to look for fairy clues at the bottom of your garden. With a host of pull out surprises and flaps to open, Fairies is every little girl's dream ticket to an enchanted realm.

Return to Fairyopolis (Flower Fairies)


Cicely Mary Barker - 2008
    That is until a journey to the countryside begins to melt her doubt. Investigation, research, and correspondence with her friend (and still a believer) Cicely Mary Barker-along with fairy magic-leads her back to Fairyopolis!With stunning pop-ups, lift-the-flaps, postcards, maps, glitter and more on every spread, this book brings all the fairy magic alive again!

The Legend of Darklore Manor and Other Tales of Terror


Joseph Vargo - 2008
    This anthology contains thirteen tales of terror, covering a vast array of horror themes involving living gargoyles, creepy dolls, dark urban legends, secret societies, and murderous madmen. The main story is a novella based on Nox Arcana's nightmarish concept album, Darklore Manor. When a team of ghost hunters sets out to investigate a legendary haunted house, they encounter several spirits of the restless dead and awaken an ancient evil that hungers for human souls. Years later, they are plagued by nightmares and the survivors return to the house to confront their darkest fears. This eerie and horrific tale is reminiscent of classic ghost stories like The Legend of Hell House and The Haunting.

The Mermaid's Treasure


Stephanie True Peters - 2008
    Stories about mermaids past and present are interwoven with activities such as selecting the perfect pet for a mermaid and touring a mermaid castle. Breathtaking watercolor paintings of mermaids, marine animals, and underwater landscapes offer plenty of details to discover. This beautiful gift book offers interactive fun on every page, leading up to a glittery surprise on the final spread.

Fairy Quest Vol. 1: Outlaws


Paul Jenkins - 2008
    But it is a sinister place indeed. Under the watchful eye of the dreaded Mister Grimm and his Think Police, the characters must keep their story straight or risk having their minds wiped inside the Mind Eraser.Despite this, Red Riding Hood and her Wolf (Red and Mister Woof) have become friends. And they are about to risk everything to try and escape from the clutches of their oppressors and find sanctuary in a mysterious place called the Real World. Red and Woof will undertake a difficult and perilous journey through all of Fablewood, hoping against all odds that they can remain as friends forever.

Goddess Afoot!: Practicing Magic with Celtic & Norse Goddesses


Michelle Skye - 2008
    You shine like Sunna, Norse Goddess of the Sun; take risks like Cessair, Founding Goddess of Ireland; love like Creiddylad, Welsh May Day Goddess. With this guide, you'll discover how to use spellwork and magic to make lasting changes in your life with the aid and guidance of twelve powerful Celtic and Nordic goddesses.From creating abundance to increasing your psychic abilities to connecting to the land, you'll learn how to attune to a specific goddess and connect with her energy to manifest your dreams and desires. Through ritual, invocation, guided meditations, and magical activities, you'll explore the unique strength of each goddess and discover her gift for your life.Arianrhod Blodeuwedd Cymidei Cymeinfoll Creiddylad Airmid Cessair Eriu Macha Frigga Sif Skadi Sunna

Ancient Jewish Magic: A History


Gideon Bohak - 2008
    It is based both on ancient magicians' own compositions and products in Aramaic, Hebrew and Greek, and on the descriptions and prescriptions of non-magicians, to reconstruct a historical picture that is as balanced and nuanced as possible. The main focus is on the cultural make-up of ancient Jewish magic, and special attention is paid to the processes of cross-cultural contacts and borrowings between Jews and non-Jews, as well as to inner-Jewish creativity. Other major issues explored include the place of magic within Jewish society, contemporary Jewish attitudes to magic, and the identity of its practitioners. Throughout, the book seeks to explain the methodological underpinnings of all sound research in this demanding field, and to highlight areas where further research is likely to prove fruitful.

Celtic Messages


Joules Taylor - 2008
    Every element of their lives was imbued with a sense of the sacred and they attached symbols to every feature in their world. This beautiful pack provides an introduction to Celtic symbols and how to use them to guide you through your life, just as the Celts were guided by their deities, animals, and talismans. 52 exquisitely illustrated cards and a 64 page colour book for affirmation, divination, and stimulating your intuition. Full interpretations for every card, plus ten card layouts to help you see into the past, present, and future.

My Rainbow Magic Birthday Secrets


Daisy Meadows - 2008
    This exciting novelty format is packed with birthday fun! Full of activities, horoscopes, and stickers, there's something for every fairy fan.Have a magical birthday!Join Rachel, Kirsty, and all your fairy friends as they share their most exciting birthday secrets! Inside, you'll find fascinating fairyscopes for every birthday, quizzes, party ideas, and creative crafts --- everything you need to celebrate an extra-special day, plus a fun fairy pencil.Birthdays are even more fun with a bit of fairy sparkle!

Priestess of the Forest


Ellen Evert Hopman - 2008
    This Bardic teaching tale is set in a fictional third-century Ireland when Christianity is sweeping across the Celtic Isles. During this time of crisis, love blooms between Ethne, a Druid healer, and her patient, a Fennid warrior. Their passionate affair suffers a tragic blow when Ethne is called upon to become the high queen.Told from the Druid perspective, Hopman recreates the daily life, magical practices, politics, and spiritual lives of the ancient Celts during this historic turning point. Druid holy days, rites, rituals, herbal lore, and more are brought to life in this Celtic fantasy--illuminating Druidic teachings and cultural wisdom.

Serenity


D. Renee Bagby - 2008
    A Gezane Universe Novel Melchior, King of the Bhresyas, is quickly growing tired of the war between his kind and the humans who view them as demons. He proposes a peace treaty with the most powerful human kingdom. His only stipulation? Once she comes of age, the human queen's daughter must be his bride. Serenity has spent her entire life preparing for her role at Melchior's side. Other women might be frightened, but she embraces her destiny, knowing in her heart that she and Melchior have been twined together by fate. While he wants cooperation between their two peoples, his union with Serenity cannot and should not lead to love. The more she tries to bring them together, the harder he pushes her away-until she lands in the arms of those who would do her harm. Love is the answer. But before Melchior admits to his, it may be too late. Author's Warning: This title contains cursing, a sociopathic heroine, horny males and copious amounts of gratuitous violence.

When The Music's Over (WVMP Radio, #0.3)


Jeri Smith-Ready - 2008
    Jim's Story of how he became a vampire.

Caution: Witch in Progress


Lynne North - 2008
    she is beautiful and couldn't be nasty if she tried. When she finds out that she is to attend a private academy for magical children, Gertie hopes to find her witchy way in the world. With a moat monster suffering from stomach ache, a short-sighted owl familiar and mishaps galore, Gertie's adventures are hilarious and heartwarming. Join Gertie as she struggles with growing up (and longing to grow her first wart), learning magic and working out how to deal with a grumpy enchanted umbrella, named Bat. "What a wonderful read this book is! Fun and laughter from beginning to end. Are we getting anymore 'Gertie' books? Can't wait!" - Amazon Review

Shadow of the Moon


Sherrilyn Kenyon - 2008
    Now, with her patria under fire, she has to protect her people from Fury and his werewolf clan. Vowing to bring him to justice, Angelica sets out alone...until the hunter becomes the hunter, and the only way for her to survive is to trust the very wolf she's sworn to kill.

Llewellyn's 2009 Herbal Almanac


Llewellyn Publications - 2008
    Amp up the flavor factor of your favorite foods with savory spices, add a splash of color to your wardrobe, create wholesome and delicious culinary recipes, mix healing salves and tonics to ward off illnesses—and cultivate your personal connection to the natural world.Enchanting you with herbal wisdom for over fifteen years, Llewellyn's Herbal Almanac offers three dozen articles that delve into the nourishing and healing properties of the earth's most potent and bountiful gift. Get ready to heighten your green consciousness, and feel the powerful influence of herbs in your life.Lazy Gardens for Busy Bodies by Elizabeth BarretteGrasses in the Herb Garden by James KambosPractical Pestos by Suzanne RessWinter and Summer Savory by Anne SalaHerbs for Young Children by Clea DanaanPet Food Cooked with Love (and Herbs) by Kaaren ChristOrganic Cosmetics by Sally CraginCosmetics of Ancient Egypt—Today! by Sorita d'EsteHerbal Home Care by Janice SharkeyA Plate of Herbal Passion by Nancy V. Bennett

The Apophenion: A Chaos Magic Paradigm


Peter J. Carroll - 2008
    This book contains something to offend everyone; enough science to upset the magicians, enough magic to upset the scientists, and enough blasphemy to upset trancendentalists. Full description

Dragons to Loose


Katherine A. Smith - 2008
    For more, visit the official website: www.elucidationimages.com/kasab/kasab... Morrigan Aislyn had a personal philosophy that tended to work perfectly: expect nothing, and you'll never be disappointed. But even with her transient ability to sense the future, events had begun transpiring in her home country of Byrd that she could never have expected, and that would leave her wishing she'd only just been disappointed. Morrigan's home village of Sparrownere is attacked and burned to the ground, and Morrigan wonders why anyone would bother-until she learns that, for reasons unknown, the leader of the attackers has come seeking her, and doesn't care if he slaughters a village or two to find her. Morrigan's quest for answers and justice can bring only new mysteries, heartbreak, and challenges, as dragons are loosed into the fray.

Manifesting Prosperity


Taylor Ellwood - 2008
    If you're tired of being "the poor pagan," check out the essays on both practical and magical techniques to help you stop living hand to mouth-without taking advantage of others. With essays by notable magicians such as Jozef Karika, Andrieh Vitimus, Nick Farrell, Kenaz Filan, Psyche, and many more. Manifesting Prosperity offers a variety of perspectives on wealth magic and how to make it work in your life! In this book you will learn about: How to use Neuro-Linguistic Programming to change your attitude about wealth How to approach wealth from a place of abundance instead of a place of poverty Create sigils out of the money in your wallet How to create a collage to attract wealth into your life The wealth magician's allies and how to work with them And much more. We can't guarantee you'll get rich quick, but we can offer you a unique combination of ideas for manifesting a prosperous life!

Enigma: A Magical Mystery


Graeme Base - 2008
    But one day all the magicians’ props go missing, so Bertie sets off to investigate. Can he solve the mystery in time to save the show?

Llewellyn's 2010 Witches' Companion: An Almanac for Everyday Living


Llewellyn Publications - 2008
    Get the latest witchy news and gain insights on issues relevant to you. Plus, glean some great tips and ideas for living your craft everyday: My Goddess Body by Gail WoodMystical Lineage by Elizabeth Barrette Flying Solo by Jim Weaver Sustainable Witchcraft by Melanie Harris Giving Back to the Spirit World by Lupa An eclectic mix of provocative and practical articles, essays, how-to's, and lunar information, Llewellyn's Witches' Companion is the perfect complement to our Witches' Calendar and Witches' Datebook. "Something inside for anyone and everyone. A refreshing and enjoyable way to revitalize your daily pagan practices."—Pagan Alliance

Wicca 334: Further Advanced Topics in Wiccan Belief


Kaatryn MacMorgan-Douglas - 2008
    Containing twelve new topics and four new "Wicca in Practice" vignettes, 334 is designed for the serious student of Wicca interested in covering controversies, debates and injustices within the religion. Those searching for spells or techniques are not served by this book, which focuses instead on philosophy, Wicca's occasionally strained relationship with other religions and such divisive issues as propaganda and religious imperialism.

Sokka, the Sword Master


Sherry Gerstein - 2008
    Disguising himself as a member of the Fire Nation, Sokka convinces Piandao, the master Fire Nation swordsman, to teach him the art. Piandao puts him through a series of exercises in order to prove himself, and eventually, Sokka is deemed a worthy sword master. But when he suddenly confesses to being from the Water Tribe, an angry Piandao challenges him to a duel! Who will emerge the victor?  #2 Aang's School Days: In the second installment of the Avatar Ready-to-Read series, Aang and his friends are living in the Fire Nation, disguising themselves as natives in an attempt to blend in. Having visited the Fire Nation before, Aang is especially confident in his disguise – until he is mistaken for a school kid playing hooky. Aang is dragged off to a Fire Nation school – and he discovers that he actually likes it! But when his own beliefs clash with traditional customs, Aang finds himself in hot water. Can he help change the way things are done? Or will he just get himself into more trouble? Readers between the ages of 6 and 8 will strengthen their skills with these 32 page, Level 3 Ready-to-Reads, featuring full-color illustrations of their favorite Avatar characters.

Iran - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs Culture


Stuart Williams - 2008
    These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include: * customs, values, and traditions * historical, religious, and political background * life at home * leisure, social, and cultural life * eating and drinking * do's, don'ts, and taboos * business practices * communication, spoken and unspoken

Unseen Worlds and Practical Aspects of Spiritual Discernment


Anastacia J Nutt - 2008
    The interaction between human beings and the beings/energies of the unseen worlds is the focus of this book. Its aim is to support men and women who are engaged in spiritual and magical practices and yet at times uncertain how to work with and what to expect from the beings and energies of the unseen worlds. Anastacia Nutt begins by offering the reader a guided study of the promises and pathologies of the unseen worlds. From here she puts forth the specific principles and methods that engender safe and effective spiritual practice for our time.

Aromatherapy for Your Soul: Creative Aromatherapy and Aroma Energy for Love, Life and Luxury


Silvia Hartmann - 2008
    This title helps to take your love of Aromatherapy to the next level and discover the enchanted world of Aroma Energy - Aromatherapy for your Soul.

Charms, Charmers and Charming: International Research on Verbal Magic


Jonathan Roper - 2008
    The essays it contains cover vernacular magical texts and practice from Malaysia to Madagascar, and from England to Estonia. As the most comprehensive collection of research on charms, charmers, and charming available in the English language, it forms an essential reader on the topic.

The Magician's Reflection


Bill Whitcomb - 2008
    Our modern use of symbols gives us great power, but only if we are aware of how we symbolise ourselves and our world. The Magician's Reflection helps us reveal the hidden nature of reality. This new expanded edition provides methods to create your own personal symbol systems enabling you to consciously use your symbols to better understand and manifest your desires. Written by the author of 'The Magician's Companion', this indispensable desk reference contains material for the working magician but will also be of value to writer, designers and artists of all types. Easy to follow exercises and procedures guide the reader through such topics as: Become more aware of your symbolic surroundings Working with archetypes Creating personal mythology Using metals, minerals and other substances as physical alphabets Developing your own dialogue with the world Assembling Custom Spiritual Guides Creating personal symbols for success

Gem Water: How to Prepare and Use More than 130 Crystal Waters for Therapeutic Treatments


Michael Gienger - 2008
    The first part covers aspects of preparation, featuring deceptively simple processes such as the boiling method, the water vapor method, and the test tube method--all of which can be easily mastered by crystal healing enthusiasts. After outlining the correct methods to use and listing poisonous crystals as a safety precaution, the book examines more than 100 usable crystals and 34 special mixtures, revealing their intended uses and effects for the optimum in therapeutic results.

A Concordance to the Holy Books of Thelema


Colin D. Campbell - 2008
    Large Octavo. (9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches, approx 23.5 x 16cm), xxiv + 348pp. Blue cloth with gilt titling to spine and gilt magic square on front cover. Edition limited to 418 numbered copies. 'A Concordance to the Holy Books of Thelema' is an important new tool for those engaged in the study of the group of inspired texts received by Aleister Crowley between the years 1904 and 1911. It comprises a survey of every word in these texts, along with a brief quotation to give the context in which each word is used, and the location in which it appears. On the most basic level the book serves as a convenient reference guide or index to the contents of 'The Holy Books.' More importantly, it provides a level of access to the basic elements of the structure and composition of the texts that no conventional reading would afford. Key words and their frequencies of use become apparent, broader usage patterns are revealed, and the identification of particular phraseologies and idioms is simplified. The new paths of exploration that it opens for those with knowledge of the Kabbalah and Gematria are too numerous to list. The 'Concordance' includes an Introduction by the compiler, Colin D. Campbell, a student and teacher of the Thelemic, Kabbalistic, and Enochian magickal systems, and a Foreword by Crowley biographer and scholar, Dr. Richard Kaczynski.

Metatron: Invoking the Angel of God's Presence


Rose Vanden Eynden - 2008
    Rose Vanden Eynden may be the first to devote an entire book to this powerful celestial being--revealing his unique place in the angelic realm and demonstrating how to connect with this wise and compassionate archangel.Metatron's close proximity to the Creator and connection to humanity make him the ideal angelic ally. Representing balance and unity, this angelic force can help in all areas of personal development. You'll also discover how to contact the "Angel of the Presence" through meditation, dreamwork, ritual, and inspirational writing. There are specific ceremonies for building a closer relationship with the Creator, healing on a global scale, balancing masculine and feminine energies, material/spiritual pursuits, and karmic issues.Also featured is an insightful "Q and A" with Metatron, channeled by the author to answer compelling questions on life, death, faith, and spirit.

Shirley Barber's Magical Fairy Collection


Shirley Barber - 2008
    Here are four of the best-selling Shirley Barber books in one volume.