Mistress Of Magic

Author: Heather Graham
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497674026
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Magic and love intertwine in this breathtaking tale of romantic suspense by New York Times– and USA Today–bestselling author Heather Graham. Regina Delaney loves making children happy. Playing Dierdre Dinosaur for adoring audiences at the theme park she started with her twin brother, Max, gives the local kids—and Reggie—countless hours of innocent pleasure. But their make-believe world is tarnished by suspicion of murder when Max’s ex-wife vanishes . . . and Max becomes the prime suspect. Reggie is determined to uncover the truth and clear her brother’s name. So is Wesley Blake. The former military intelligence officer believes in his best friend’s innocence—which means someone has set Max up. Gathering intel is the easy part. Resisting Max’s gorgeous sister is something else. But soon Wes has a more critical mission: stopping a diabolical plot and protecting Reggie from someone who has marked her for extinction. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Heather Graham, including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

Mistress Of Magic

Author: Susanne L. Lambdin
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781726348409
Size: 34.13 MB
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Separated from her small Raven Clan, Taliesin has to set out on a quest to discover her heritage. Aided by her Raven Sword and Deceiver's Map, Taliesin must journey through a landscape fraught with dragons, Wolfen, and the Hellirin-darkling fairies who live beneath the ground-in order to reach Duvalen, the magical Lorian city of the fairies. War has come to Caledonia, however, and several of the gods desire Taliesin's aid in winning the war for their side. It's brother against brother, and Taliesin must learn to control her magic if she is going to control her destiny. The gods of Mt. Helos are in league with the Wolf and Eagle Clans, and Ragnal, the God of War, appears ever closer to bringing about the Age of the Wolf, destroying not only Caladonia, but the Magic Realms as well. One mistake and Taliesin could find herself a prisoner of any of the warring factions...or dead. Can a natural born witch, aided by a powerful sword, succeed in ending the war, or will she be consumed by the dark magic and her own inner-beast and bring about the Age of the Wolf?

The Politics Of Magic

Author: Qinna Shen
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 0814339042
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From Paul Verhoeven’s The Cold Heart in 1950 to Konrad Petzold’s The Story of the Goose Princess and Her Loyal Horse Falada in 1989, East Germany’s state-sponsored film company, DEFA (Deutsche Film-Aktiengesellschaft), produced over forty feature-length, live-action fairy-tale films based on nineteenth-century folk and literary tales. While many of these films were popular successes and paved the way for the studio’s other films to enter the global market, DEFA’s fairy-tale corpus has not been studied in its entirety. In The Politics of Magic: DEFA Fairy-Tale Films, Qinna Shen fills this gap by analyzing the films on thematic and formal levels and examining their embedded agendas in relation to the cultural politics of the German Democratic Republic. In five chapters, Shen compares the films with earlier print versions of the same stories and analyzes revisions made in DEFA’s film adaptations. She also distinguishes the DEFA fairy-tale films from National Socialist, West German, and Disney adaptations of the same tales. Her archival work reconstitutes the cultural-historical context in which films were produced and received, and incorporates the films into the larger narrative of DEFA. For the first time, the banned DEFA fairy-tale comedy, The Robe (1961/1991), is discussed in depth. The book’s title The Politics of Magic is not intended to suggest that DEFA fairy-tale films were merely mouthpieces of official ideology and propaganda. On the contrary, Shen shows that the films run the gamut from politically dogmatic to implicitly subversive, from kitschy to experimental. She argues that the fairy-tale cloak permitted them to convey ideology in a subtle, indirect manner that allowed viewers to forget Cold War politics for a while and to delve into a world of magic where politics took on an allegorical form. The fact that some DEFA fairy-tale films developed an international audience (particularly The Story of Little Mook and Three Hazelnuts for Cinderella) not only attests to these films’ universal appeal but also to the surprising marketability of this branch of GDR cinema and its impact beyond the GDR’s own narrow temporal and geographic boundaries. Shen’s study will be significant reading for teachers and students of folklore studies and for scholars of German, Eastern European, cultural, film, media, and gender studies.

Mistress Of Dragons

Author: Margaret Weis
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429915188
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As Anne McCaffrey is to science fiction, Margaret Weis is to fantasy . . . for she is the genre's Mistress of Dragons Mistress of Dragons is the first volume in an epic fantasy trilogy entitled The Dragonvald. Here is a world where men and dragons coexist amid political intrigue and dark magic, where the uneasy balance of power between the two is on the verge of becoming undone, threatening to unleash waves of destruction that will pit humans against humans as well as dragons against men for the domination of the world. Humanity's very survival is at risk . . . . The power to hold the chaos at bay, the terrible secret that maintains the balance, rests in the hands of a new and inexperienced Mistress of Dragons At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Zatanna

Author: Paul Dini
Publisher: Dc Comics
ISBN: 9781401230074
Size: 70.71 MB
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Magic and police procedurals collide in San Francisco in this new series starring a DC Universe favorite: Zatanna. Zatanna has long made her home in San Francisco, but right under her nose a sinister threat has developed: a crime boss who dominates the criminal underworld with dark magic. The terrifying Brother Night is making his play for the City by the Bay, and the police force – including hunky detective Dale Colton – turn to Zee for help. But Brother Night is a whole new kind of criminal, and if Zatanna thinks she can backwards-talk him down, then she’s in over her top-hatted head! Superstar writer Paul Dini (BATMAN: MAD LOVE) is paired with the gorgeous art of Stephane Roux.

Mysteries Of Magic

Author: C. J. S. Thompson
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1596052031
Size: 58.70 MB
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It is probable that the professional magician was originally one who, in the course of the evolution of society by birth, study and practice, acquired a powerful influence over his fellows. -C.J.S. Thompson, Chapter 1: The Genesis of Magic In this tremendously informative and entertaining sourcebook, first published in 1927, an historian of the occult introduces us to the magic traditions of the ancients, including the Babylonians, Egyptians, Celts, Arabs, Hindu, and Chinese, and then explores the many practices and powers attributed to the magician. Packed with tidbits on demonology and divination, crystal gazing, pentacles and perfumes, magical numbers, grimoires and magical manuscripts, and much more, this is a treat for fans of fantasy and students of the mysterious alike. British writer CHARLES JOHN SAMUEL THOMPSON (1862-1943) was the curator of the Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and author of a number of histories of the strange and the supernatural, including The Lure and Romance of Alchemy, The Mystery and Lore of Monsters, Poisons and Poisoners, The Quacks of Old London, and The Hand of Destiny.

Visionary Shamanism

Author: Linda Star Wolf
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1591439396
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Shamanic practices to access your spiritual blueprint, communicate with the universal mind, and transform in to your highest spiritual self • Explains how to tune in to imaginal cells to heal the past, activate the shaman within, and download information from the future • Includes shamanic breathwork practices and rituals to open access to your spiritual blueprint--the hologram of who your highest, best self is meant to be--and be more potent and powerful in the present We are in a highly transitional time on Earth as old structures break down in preparation for the new world that is coming. The accelerated pace of this time of spiritual evolution is forcing each of us to awaken the shaman within and reach our highest potential as quickly as possible. We no longer have the luxury of learning only from the past--we must also download information from the future in order to be fully present, fully conscious, in our most embodied and best self now. Incorporating the wisdom teachings of Seneca Wolf Clan Grandmother Twylah Nitsch with shamanic journeys and shamanic breathwork practices, Linda Star Wolf and Anne Dillon explain how to heal the past, learn from the future, and activate the imaginal cells within our human energy field. Imaginal cells are the energies of what has already happened and will happen stored in the blueprint of the invisible world. By tuning in to these imaginal cells, you can open access to your spiritual blueprint--the hologram of who your highest, best self is meant to be--and accelerate your evolutionary potential in this lifetime. Including information received by Star Wolf from the future, the book explores how to develop a communication link with the universe, receive guidance from the universal mind, and draw information from the future to be more potent and powerful in the present, live in harmony with one another and the planet, and fully prepare yourself for the new world to come.

Mistress Of Winter

Author: Giles Carwyn
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061856835
Size: 34.65 MB
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Years ago, Brophy, the Heir of Autumn, sacrificed himself to save Ohndarien from the insidious Black Emmeria. Ever since, his beloved Shara has spent her life trying to free Brophy from the ensorcelled dreams that keep the ancient terror at bay. But her struggle is all for naught, until the mysterious Arefaine Morgeon returns with the key to releasing the trapped hero. Yet, once woken, Brophy has been twisted into a vicious monster after years of tormented dreams. Heartbroken and betrayed, Shara buries her broken heart in a single-minded quest for pleasure and prestige in the Summer Isles, until she is forced into a deadly clash with a sadistic mage whose power comes from pain and humiliation. In the struggle that follows, both Shara and Brophy will be tested to the limits as they fight to save Ohndarien.

The Mysteries Of Magic

Author: Arthur Edward Waite
Publisher: Health Research Books
ISBN: 9780787309213
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1886 a digest of the writings of Eliphas Levi. Contents: Initiatory Exercises & Preparations; Religious & Philosophical Problems & Hypotheses; Scientific & Magical Theorems; the Doctrine of Spiritual Essences, or Kabbalistic Pneumatics; with the My.