Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard

Author: Oberon Zell-Ravenheart

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601639716

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 372

View: 1974

With contributions and additional material from Raymond Buckland, Raven Grimassi, Patricia Telesco, Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart, and other illustrious members of The Grey Council, here is the book Merlin would have given a young Arthur...if only it had existed. This essential handbook contains everything an aspiring Wizard needs to know. It is profusely illustrated with original art by Oberon and friends, as well as many woodcuts from medieval and alchemical manuscripts—plus charts, tables, and diagrams. It also contains: Biographies of famous Wizards in history and legend; Descriptions of magickal tools and regalia (with full instructions for making them); spells and workings for a better life; rites and rituals for special occasions; a bestiary of mythical creatures; systems of divination; the Laws of Magick; myths and stories of gods and heroes; lore and legends of the stars and constellations; instructions for performing amazing illusions, special effects, and many other wonders of the magickal multiverse. To those who study the occult, in particular, Witchcraft, the name of Oberon Zell-Ravenheart is internationally-known and respected. He is a genuine Wizard, and he has written this book for any person wishing to become one. Perhaps, as some have written, Oberon Zell-Ravenheart is the real Albus Dumbledore to aspiring Harry Potters! In addition to his own writings in this collection, he also presents other writers who add some highly thoughtful insights. Such as Raymond Buckland, among others. The illustrations and photographs which accompany the text are among the finest found anywhere, and are a helpful boon to those wanting to see what they are reading about. Biographies of many famous Wizards of history and legend appear in the book. Detailed descriptions of magickal tools with information for making them appears in this book. Additional information includes rites and rituals for special occasions, a bestiary of mythical creatures, a detailed and educational discussion on the laws of magick, myths, and lore of the stars and constellations. This book is full of instructions! As a handbook and guide for becoming a Wizard, this is as near perfect and honest a book as one will find today. New Page Books has done a great service to the paranormal and occult community readers by publishing this worthwhile reference book. Oberon Zell-Ravenheart has written a classic on Wizardry. This is his masterpiece. One of the American pioneers of Paganism in the United States, his lifetime of learning and information is shared with readers from all walks of life. He started in 1968 with the publication of his award-winning journal, Green Egg, and is often considered by readers as one of their favorite Pagan writers. The lessons in this fine book are accurate, honest, and entertaining. If you want to become a Wizard, this is the book to start with, and learn from. This Grimoire is must-have reading for readers interested in true magick. The information given on ghosts will hold the reader spellbound, as will all information in this reference book!
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Companion for the Apprentice Wizard

Author: Oberon Zell-Ravenheart

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601639902

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 1929

Here Is the Book Merlin Could Have Given a Young Arthur...If Only It Had Existed. Oberon Zell-Ravenheart shares magickal practices in his new book Companion for the Apprentice Wizard. Unlike his first best-selling book, Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, which focused on the lessons one must learn to become a Wizard, Oberon focuses on taking you to the next level by putting those lessons to use with hands-on magickal training. Chapters are based on the Departments of Oberon's Grey School of Wizardry: Alchemy Beast Mastery Ceremonial Magick Cosmology and Metaphysics Divination Healing Lifeways Lore Mathemagicks Metapsychics Nature Performance Magic Practice Sorcery Wizardry Wortcunning Inside you will find materials and exercises from the vaults of the Grey School, and instruction from the faculty. Step-by-step instructions are provided for: How to make a Wizard’s wand How to make your own runes How to make a pocket sundial How to make and use a firebow How to make the milky way galaxy How to make your own amulets and talismans Potions for all purposes How to conjure illusions and create special effects And many other amazing projects... Companion for the Apprentice Wizard also includes a number of hand-drawn, full-page diagrams of magickal objects to copy, cut out, and assemble, including: Spinners for psychokinesis A Planetary Hour Calculator The Mariner’s Astrolabe A winged dragon A model of the mystic pyramid A model of Leonardo da Vinci’s Ornithopter
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Die wundersame Beförderung

Roman

Author: Vikas Swarup

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462308351

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7107

Von der Verkäuferin zur Leiterin eines Imperiums – die mitreißende Geschichte eines märchenhaften Aufstiegs Sappna kann nicht glauben, was ihr der Fremde im Tempel anbietet: Sie soll die Leitung seines Imperiums übernehmen, allerdings muss sie sich vorher sieben Prüfungen unterziehen. Sappna lehnt ab, doch dann zwingen sie die Umstände dazu, auf dieses seltsame Angebot einzugehen ...Warum ausgerechnet sie? Sappna, die als Verkäuferin in einem Elektroladen arbeitet, ist irritiert, als Acharya, einer der reichsten Männer Indiens, ihr anbietet, die Leitung seines Milliarden Dollar schweren Imperiums zu übernehmen. Vorher muss sie allerdings sieben Tests bestehen, mit denen er ihre Integrität prüfen will.Sappna glaubt an eine Falle und schlägt das Angebot entrüstet aus, bis die Umstände sie dazu zwingen, ihre Meinung zu ändern. Doch wann sollen die angekündigten Prüfungen endlich beginnen?Sappna will wissen, woran sie ist, nicht ahnend, dass ihr Gönner sie ständig beobachtet – das Leben hält nun mal die besten Prüfungen bereit. Aber kann man Acharya wirklich vertrauen? Oder spielt er ein ganz anderes Spiel?Im Leben bekommt man nicht das, was man verdient, sondern das, was man verhandelt – und Sappna ist fest entschlossen, es allen zu zeigen.Ein zauberhafter Roman vom Autor des oscarprämierten Films »Slumdog Millionaire«, voller unerwarteter Wendungen, der rasante Unterhaltung verspricht.
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Echt mieses Timing

Author: Martha Brockenbrough

Publisher: Dressler Verlag

ISBN: 3862720411

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5306

Heidi ist siebzehn, ziemlich groß und kämpft sich durch den Highschool-Wahnsinn. Obendrein ist sie ein kleines bisschen freakig. Denn Heidi hört Stimmen in ihrem Kopf. Na ja, eigentlich nur eine Stimme: Jeromes. Jerome ist ebenfalls siebzehn - nur leider: tot. Als Heidis Schutzengel soll er sich in der Seelen-Reha den Zutritt zum Himmel erarbeiten. Nur schade, dass Jerome manchmal Besseres zu tun hat, als auf Heidi aufzupassen. Tränen lachen oder über das Leben nachdenken? Bei Echt mieses Timing geht beides!
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Die Flüsse von London

Roman

Author: Ben Aaronovitch

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423414936

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 8627

»Können Sie beweisen, dass Sie tot sind?« Peter Grant ist Police Constable in London mit einer ausgeprägten Begabung fürs Magische. Was seinen Vorgesetzten nicht entgeht. Auftritt Thomas Nightingale, Polizeiinspektor und außerdem der letzte Zauberer Englands. Er wird Peter in den Grundlagen der Magie ausbilden. Ein Mord in Covent Garden führt den frischgebackenen Zauberlehrling Peter auf die Spur eines Schauspielers, der vor 200 Jahren an dieser Stelle den Tod fand. »Mein Name ist Peter Grant. Ich bin seit Neuestem Police Constable und Zauberlehrling, der erste seit fünfzig Jahren. Mein Leben ist dadurch um einiges komplizierter geworden. Jetzt muss ich mich mit einem Nest von Vampiren in Purley herumschlagen, einen Waffenstillstand zwischen Themsegott und Themsegöttin herbeiführen, Leichen in Covent Garden ausgraben. Ziemlich anstrengend, kann ich Ihnen sagen – und der Papierkram!«
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Zauberschule der neuen Hexen

Magie & Macht / aus dem Amerikan. übertr. von Mascha Rabben. ...

Author: Silver RavenWolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548742205

Category:

Page: 412

View: 5973

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Invented Religions

Imagination, Fiction and Faith

Author: Professor Carole M Cusack

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409481034

Category: Religion

Page: 186

View: 1242

Utilizing contemporary scholarship on secularization, individualism, and consumer capitalism, this book explores religious movements founded in the West which are intentionally fictional: Discordianism, the Church of All Worlds, the Church of the SubGenius, and Jediism. Their continued appeal and success, principally in America but gaining wider audience through the 1980s and 1990s, is chiefly as a result of underground publishing and the internet. This book deals with immensely popular subject matter: Jediism developed from George Lucas' Star Wars films; the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, founded by 26-year-old student Bobby Henderson in 2005 as a protest against the teaching of Intelligent Design in schools; Discordianism and the Church of the SubGenius which retain strong followings and participation rates among college students. The Church of All Worlds' focus on Gaia theology and environmental issues makes it a popular focus of attention. The continued success of these groups of Invented Religions provide a unique opportunity to explore the nature of late/post-modern religious forms, including the use of fiction as part of a bricolage for spirituality, identity-formation, and personal orientation.
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WordPress für Dummies

Author: Lisa Sabin-Wilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527804986

Category: Computers

Page: 371

View: 3113

Gestalten Sie mit WordPress Ihre Website - auch wenn Sie keinerlei Vorkenntnisse haben! Profitieren Sie von Tausenden meist kostenlosen Design-Vorlagen, den WordPress-Themes. WordPress begann als einfache Weblog-Software und ist inzwischen das beliebteste System zur Gestaltung von Webseiten überhaupt. Dieser Entwicklung trägt dieses Buch Rechnung: Hier finden Sie Rat und Hilfe - als Blogger, als Webseiten-Designer, als Anfänger und als Umsteiger. Schritt für Schritt erfahren Sie, wie Sie Ihre Webseite oder Ihren Blog aufbauen, Bilder und Videos einbinden und vieles mehr.
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The Encyclopedia of Witches, Witchcraft & Wicca, Rosemary Ellen Guiley, 2008

The Encyclopedia of Witches, Witchcraft & Wicca

Author: N.A

Publisher: Bukupedia

ISBN: N.A

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 449

View: 4522

Centuries ago, the inquisitors and witch-hunters who executed witches as servants of the Devil believed they were doing a service to God and humanity. They envisioned a society free of witchcraft, which they viewed as heresy, a scourge, an evil and a blight. They would be astonished today to find that Witchcraft—with a capital W—has become one of the fastest-growing religions in Western culture. How did this 180-degree turn take place? The road from sorcery to spirituality is a colorful one, full of secrets, twists, rituals and compelling personalities. In its short half century as a religion, Witchcraft has a history rivaling that of any of the world’s great faiths in drama, intrigue, pathos and triumph. Witchcraft has taken its place in the ecumenical religious theater. Traditionally, witchcraft—with a small w—is a form of sorcery, concerned with spells and divination. The magical witch, the sorcerer witch, was not practicing a religion of witchcraft, but was practicing a magical art, passed down through families or taught by adepts. Witches have never enjoyed a good reputation. Almost universally since ancient times, witchcraft has been associated with malevolence and evil. Witches are thought to be up to no good, interested in wreaking havoc and bringing misery to others. Individuals who used the magical arts to divine and to heal often took great pains to call themselves something other than “witch.” In Christianity, witchcraft became interpreted as serving the Devil in his plan to subvert and destroy souls. A witch hysteria mounted in Europe, Britain and even the American colonies and was seized upon by the church as a way of eliminating rival religious sects, political enemies and social outcasts. From the 14th to 18th centuries, thousands of people—perhaps hundreds of thousands— were tortured, jailed, maimed and executed on charges of witchcraft. Many of them were innocent, framed by personal enemies or tortured into confessions. They told lurid stories of signing pacts with the Devil in blood, of being given demons in the form of animal familiars that would do their malevolent bidding and of attending horrid feasts called sabbats, where they would kiss the anus of the Devil and roast babies for a meal. None of these tales was ever substantiated by fact, but they served as sufficient evidence to condemn those who confessed to them. The accused also admitted to doing evil to their families, friends, neighbors, rivals and enemies. How much of that was true is uncertain. Folk magic practices were part of everyday life, and casting a spell against someone, especially to redress a wrong, was commonplace. Since most confessions were extracted under fear and torture, it is likely that a great deal of untruth and exaggeration spilled out. In the American colonies, the Puritans were obsessed with evil and believed the Devil had followed them across the ocean from England to destroy them. No wonder this paranoia erupted into witch hunts, including those in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, when the tales of hysterical girls were enough to send people to their deaths. The stigma upon witchcraft left by the Inquisition and witch hunts lingers to this day, perpetuated by lurid films S Introduction S xii The Encyclopedia of Witches, Witchcraft and Wicca and novels of baby-eating hags and Satan worshipers gathered in candlelit circles intoning ominous chants. Witchcraft as a religion was born in Britain after World War II and came out of the closet when the anti-witchcraft laws there were repealed in 1953. It is argued that Gerald B. Gardner, the man who more or less invented the religion, should have chosen another term besides witchcraft for the mix of pagan, ceremonial magic and occult material he assembled. Perhaps witchcraft sounded secretive, exotic and forbidden. It certainly struck the right chord with the public, who suddenly could not get enough of witches. Gardner may not have envisioned a worldwide religious movement, but that is what unfolded, first with the export of Witchcraft to the United States, Canada and Europe, and then around the world. The “Gardner tradition,” as it became known, quickly mutated into offshoots. A spiritual tradition that reinvented pagan deities and rituals, combined with folk magic and ceremonial magic, proved to be what many people wanted. Alienated by the dry, crusty rituals and somber dogma of patriarchal mainstream Christianity and Judaism, people were hungry for a spirituality that was fresh and creative. Witchcraft— as well as reborn Paganism, reconstructions of pre-Christian and non-Christian traditions—offered just that, along with independence, autonomy, a connection to Nature and direct contact with the Divine. No need for meddling priests, ministers and clergy to guard the gates to the Godhead—or the afterlife. Another appeal was the top billing given to the feminine aspect of deity—the Goddess. And, sensuality was honored and celebrated, not punished. Witchcraft the religion, along with its Pagan cousins, flourished in the blooming New Age counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s and then took hold on the edges of mainstream society. In the years since its birth, Witchcraft has solidified some in uniform codes, values and core beliefs. But at heart it remains fluid, constantly evolving in practice and interpretation. Practitioners find Witchcraft empowering and believe it provides a powerful spiritual path on a par with all other mystical, spiritual and religious paths. Dozens and dozens of Witchcraft and Pagan traditions exist, and new ones are born all the time. Witchcraft and Paganism have survived the first tests of time. The movements took hold in the baby boom generation. Now, the children and grandchildren of those people are growing up Wiccan and Pagan, and new young people are attracted to the fold in increasing numbers. But there remains that pesky word witchcraft, which still evokes Satan, evil and black magic to many outsiders. For decades now, Witches have argued about whether or not Witch ought to be replaced with a term that doesn’t come with so much negative baggage. Some have adopted the terms Wicca and Wiccan to describe themselves and their religion and also to distinguish who they are and what they do from folk magic. Today, most Witches stand firm by the terms Witch and Witchcraft, believing that the public can and should be reeducated about both. They have made headway, for Witchcraft/Wiccan churches are recognized legally, Witch holidays have gained some official recognition, and, in the United States, Wiccan military veterans have won the right to have the pentacle, their religious symbol, placed on their tombstones. The different kinds and definitions of witchcraft present a challenge in putting together an encyclopedia. First, there is witchcraft the magical art, which deals with sorcery, spell-casting for good or ill, healing and divination. Then there is the Inquisition witchcraft, the alleged Devil worship. And then there is Witchcraft the religion. All three overlap, and all three are covered in this volume. Most of the topics deal with the history and evolution of witchcraft in the West, though there are entries of crosscultural interest. I have used a lower-case w to describe folk and Inquisition witches and witchcraft, and a capital W to refer to the modern religion. I have also used the terms Wicca and Wiccan for the modern religion. Likewise, a lowercase p in pagan and paganism are used for pre- and non-Christian references, while a capital P refers to modern religious traditions. Witchcraft the modern religion is considered a form of Paganism, but there are many forms of Paganism that are not Witchcraft. Topics include folklore, historical cases and events, biographies, descriptions of beliefs, rites and practices and related topics. For the third edition, I have added entries in all categories and have updated entries to reflect changes and developments. Students of the Salem witch hysteria will find individual biographies on the key victims. Witchcraft is a topic of enduring interest and study. In one respect, it peeks into a shadow side of the occult and the dark underbelly of human nature. In another respect, it opens into a realm of spiritual light. The church may never officially apologize for the Inquisition, which destroyed many people other than accused witches. Perhaps the success of Witchcraft the religion is karmic payback for a campaign of terror in the name of religion. —Rosemary Ellen Guiley
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The Kingdom of the Occult

Author: Walter Martin,Jill Martin Rische,Kurt Van Gorden,Kevin Rische

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418589837

Category: Religion

Page: 752

View: 7835

The Kingdom of the Occult delivers the timely followup to Dr. Martin's best-selling The Kingdom of the Cults This book takes Dr. Walter Martin's comprehensive knowledge and his dynamic teaching style and forges a strong weapon against the world of the Occult-a weapon of the same scope and power as his phenomenal thirty-five year bestseller, The Kingdom of the Cults (over 875,000 sold). Chapters include: Witchcraft and Wicca, Satanism, Pagan Religions, Tools of the Occult, Demon Possession and Exorcism, Spiritual Warfare, etc. Features include: Each chapter contains: Quick Facts; History; Case Studies; Theology; Resources
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Wicca

Einführung in die Spiritualität und Praxis der Neuen Hexenkunst

Author: Scott Cunningham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548742502

Category:

Page: 239

View: 7583

Was nützen jahrtausendealte Hexenrituale, wenn sie uns fremd und seltsam erseheinen? Der wellweit führende Wicca-Experte Scott Cunningham zeigt, dass es heute viele individuelle Wege gibt, sich mit magischen Kräften zu verbinden. In diesem klassischen Ein
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Die Mächte des Lichts

Author: Susan Cooper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570303054

Category:

Page: 349

View: 5874

Will und Bran reisen durch Raum und Zeit auf der Suche nach dem Kristallschwert des Lichts. Nur mit ihm, der mächtigsten Waffe der Guten, kann Bran das Erbe seines Vaters Artus antreten. Am Baum der Sommersonnenwende treffen alle Gefährten des Lichts zusammen, denn das Böse rüstet zur endgültigen Schlacht ...
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Das Zauberbuch der freien Hexe

Geschichte & Werkzeug / aus dem Amerikan. übertr. von Thomas Görden. ...

Author: Silver RavenWolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548741390

Category:

Page: 408

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Die Regeln des Lebens

Author: Richard Templar

Publisher: books4success

ISBN: 3941493302

Category: Self-Help

Page: 250

View: 1162

Erfolgreiches Berufsleben, glückliche Beziehung und Zeit für Interessen und Freizeit. Was wissen die Menschen, die das vereinen? Die Antwort ist einfach: Sie kennen die Regeln. Die Regeln des Lebens. Der Bestseller aus der Feder von Richard Templar listet diese Regeln auf. Sie sind einfach, klar und logisch. Man kann sie im täglichen Leben problemlos umsetzen. Und sie machen einen Schritt für Schritt immer mehr zu dem Menschen, der man schon immer gerne sein wollte. Weltweit wurden von Templars "Rules"-Serie bereits mehr als 2.000.000 Exemplare verkauft. Jetzt erscheint nach "Die Regeln des Reichtums" auch der zweite Band endlich auch auf Deutsch! "Die Regeln des Lebens" entschärfen für Sie das Minenfeld aus Zeitnot, Überarbeitung und Beziehungsfrust. Wenn Sie diese Spielregeln beherrschen, können Sie Ihrem Alltag entspannt ins Auge blicken
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Greenwitch

Author: Susan Cooper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570301685

Category:

Page: 190

View: 9799

Der goldene Gral ist aus dem Britischen Museum gestohlen worden! Jane, Simon und Barney sind entschlossen, ihn zurückzuholen. In Cornwall wohnen sie dem jährlichen Ritual der äGreenwitchä, der Schutzgöttin der Fischer, bei. Birgt sie den Schlüssel, mit dessen Hilfe sich die Inschrift auf dem heiligen Gral entziffern lässt?
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Der Energy Bus

Steigen Sie ein und tanken Sie positive Energie für Beruf und Privatleben

Author: Jon Gordon

Publisher: VCH

ISBN: 9783527506057

Category:

Page: 157

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Der Autor arrangiert seine Gesichte der "positiven Energie" um die Metapher eines Busses, welcher sinnbildlich für das Leben eines jeden Einzelnen steht und stellt zehn konkrete Handlungsmaxime für ein positiveres und glücklicheres Leben vor. Um zu diesen Empfehlungen zu gelangen, begleiten wir George, der als Teamleiter bei einem Glühbirnenfabrikanten arbeitet. George hat nicht nur auf der Arbeit seinen Weg verloren. Als ehemals gefeierter Günstling seinen Chefs steht er mittlerweile nicht nur unter Dauerstress sondern auch auf der Abschussliste. Das wirkt sich auch auf sein Privatleben aus. Zu wenig Zeit für seine Kinder und zu wenig Zuwendung für seine Frau führen immer wieder zu Spannungen in der einst so harmonischen Beziehung. Seine Existenz ist nicht viel mehr als ein Scherbenhaufen. Bis zu dem Tag, als ihn ein platter Reifen zwingt, den Bus zu nehmen und er auf die Busfahrerin Joy trifft. Was er in diesem Moment noch nicht weiß: Joy und die Passagiere ihres Busses haben es sich zur Aufgabe gemacht, gescheiterte Existenzen wie George mittels zehn einfacher Regeln wieder auf den rechten Weg zu führen. Zunächst reagiert George sehr ablehnend, doch schließlich lässt er sich auf die "Behandlung" der ewig lächelnden Busfahrerin ein und kann schon bald erste Erfolge verzeichnen. Letzten Endes rettet die Fahrt im "Energy Bus" nicht nur seinen Job und seine Ehe, sondern macht ihn auch zu einem glücklicheren Menschen.
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Aleister Crowleys Thoth Tarot

das faszinierende und magische Tarot verständlich erklärt

Author: Lon Milo DuQuette

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783038190646

Category:

Page: 443

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Schlange des Lichts

jenseits von 2012 ; das Erwecken der Erd-Kundalini und das Erwachen des weiblichen Lichts

Author: Drunvalo Melchizedek

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783867280648

Category:

Page: 286

View: 1893

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