The Dictionary of Magic & Mystery

Author: Melusine Draco

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 184694807X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 377

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Every good reference book is both a product and a reflection of its time. The Dictionary of Magic & Mystery is not just another compendium or dictionary of occultism: it is a jumping-off point for further research. Here, the reader will find the ancient and modern interpretation for magical and mystical terms, together with explanations for the differences between the varied (and often conflicting) approaches to magic.
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Magic Words

A Dictionary

Author: Craig Conley

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609250508

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 360

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Magic Words: A Dictionary is a one-of-a-kind resource for armchair linguists, pop-culture enthusiasts, Pagans, Wiccans, magicians, and trivia nuts alike. Brimming with the most intriguing magic words and phrases from around the world and illustrated throughout with magical symbols and icons, Magic Words is a dictionary like no other. More than seven-hundred essay style entries describe the origins of magical words as well as historical and popular variations and fascinating trivia. With sources ranging from ancient Medieval alchemists to modern stage magicians, necromancers, and wizards of legend to miracle workers throughout time, Magic Words is a must have for any scholar of magic, language, history, and culture.
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The Watkins Dictionary of Magic: Over 3000 Entries on the World of Magical Formulas, Secret Symbols and the Occult

Author: Nevill Drury

Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers

ISBN: 1780283628

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

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The Dictionary of Magic provides fascinating explanations of all things magical - including creatures, rituals, spells and formulas. It includes entries on the meaning of secret symbols and the symbolism of rites of transformation, gives detailed information on the nature of all types of mythic beings, and examines the extent and context of claims to supernatural powers. The book introduces the reader to mystical traditions such as the Kabbalah, the Tarot, the Hermetic traditions and Gnosticism, putting them in their geographical and historical context, as well as looking at their sacred esoteric texts. It features biographies of leading figures in the field, recounts folklore and mythology from all over the world, examines cases of unexplained phenomena...and much, much more.
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The Dictionary of the Esoteric

3000 Entries on the Mystical and Occult Traditions

Author: Nevill Drury

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120819894

Category: Mysticism

Page: 344

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With ovear 3000 cross-referenced entries this is an invaluable reference to the mystical and esoteric traditions. It gives succinct definitions in the fields of magic hermeticism, alchemy, spiritualism, parapsychology, eastern and western mysticism, mind and consciousness research divination, tarot, and a variety of less welll-known subjects. It also features biographies of leading figures in the field with details of their lives, philosophies and writings- from astrologer Evangeline Adams to the prophet Zarathustra.
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The Complete Enochian Dictionary

A Dictionary of the Angelic Language As Revealed to Dr. John Dee and Edward Kelley

Author: Donald C Laycock,Edward Kelly,Dr John Dee

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781578632541

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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In 1581, Dr. John Dee, an advisor in the court of Queen Elizabeth I, began a series of experiments intended to explore the ability to contact the spirit world. With Edward Kelley acting as the medium in these experiments, Dee was able to record these communications as they were transmitted in Enochian -- the language of the angels. Donald Laycock has thoroughly analyzed the work of Dee and Kelley. In this volume, he recounts the history of their experiments. The rest of the work consists of a pronunciation guide for the twenty-one letters, significant to untangling both the meaning and the derivation of the messages handed down from Dee and Kelley, and a basic Enochian-English/English-Enochian dictionary. The result is a fascinating linguistic and magical mystery story, integral to any study of the Enochian tradition. Stephen Skinner's lucid Preface sets the tone and historical context for today's readers.
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A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art

Author: Ian Chilvers,John Glaves-Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199239657

Category: Art

Page: 776

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This unique and authoritative reference work contains more than 2,000 clear and concise entries on all aspects of modern and contemporary art. Its impressive range of terms includes movements, styles, techniques, artists, critics, dealers, schools, and galleries. There are biographical entries for artists worldwide from the beginning of the 20th century through to the beginning of the 21st, from the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto to the French sculptor Jacques Zwobada. With international coverage, indications of public collections and publicly sited works, and in-depth entries for key topics (for example, Cubism and abstract art), this dictionary is a fascinating and thorough guide for anyone with an interest in modern and contemporary culture, amateur or professional. Formerly the Dictionary of 20th Century Art, the text has been completely revised and updated for this major new edition. 300 entries have been added and it now contains entries on photography in modern art. With emphasis on recent art and artists, for example Damien Hirst, it has an exceptionally strong coverage of art from the 1960s, which makes it particularly ideal for contemporary art enthusiasts. Further reading is provided at entry level to assist those wishing to know more about a particular subject. In addition, this edition features recommended web links for many entries, which are accessed and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Modern Art companion website. The perfect companion for the desk, bedside table, or gallery visits, A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art is an essential A-Z reference work for art students, artists, and art lovers.
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A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes

Author: Richard Kostelanetz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136806202

Category: Music

Page: 736

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A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes recognizes that change is a driving force in all the arts. It covers major trends in music, dance, theater, film, visual art, sculpture, and performance art--as well as architecture, science, and culture.
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Noah Webster and the American Dictionary

Author: David Micklethwait

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786421572

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 358

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Examines Webster's major publications and the influences and methods that shaped them, and recounts his life and legacy.
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Echt mieses Timing

Author: Martha Brockenbrough

Publisher: Dressler Verlag

ISBN: 3862720411

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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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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A Dictionary of Symbols

Author: J. E. Cirlot

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486132668

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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A valuable reference, this informative and entertaining volume presents a key to elucidating the symbolic worlds encountered in both the arts and the history of ideas. 32 black-and-white illustrations.
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A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art

Comprising the Definitions and Derivations of the Scientific Terms in General Use, Together with the History and Descriptions of the Scientific Principles of Nearly Every Branch of Human Knowledge

Author: William Thomas Brande,George William Cox

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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Traditional Witchcraft and the Pagan Revival

A Magical Anthropology

Author: Suzanne Ruthven

Publisher: Moon Books

ISBN: 1782791558

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 189

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Traditional Witchcraft and the Pagan Revival takes us on a journey into the past, along the highways and byways of our pagan heritage to discover when the different aspects of magical influence entered traditional witchcraft. It will appeal to everyone with an interest in magic, witchcraft and paganism - from grass roots to the more advanced levels of Wicca - who wish to learn more about the different traditions and their antecedents.
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Dictionary of Alchemy

Author: Mark Haeffner

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1904658121

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

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Alchemy is a rich and complex esoteric tradition that has flourished world-wide since the beginning of recorded history, if not earlier. There are three main traditions: Western Christian, Indo-Tibetan and Chinese Taoist. Within this diversity there are many common features, which are analyzed, organized, and brought together in this comprehensive dictionary of terms, symbols, and personalities. This dictionary is the distillation of many years' research into the extensive arcane literature. It is a reference work to guide the readers through the labyrinth of pre-Newtonian science and philosophy. The dictionary covers not only the materialist dimension of the search for the elixir of life and the transmutation of metals, but also the inner search for the gold of mystical illumination. Jung called alchemy "the projection of a drama both cosmic and spiritual in laboratory terms". This opus alchymicum goes beyond the bare analysis and interpretation of terms to present a harmonic, integrated vision of man and nature, which may help to heal the fragmented world view of modern science.
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A Dictionary of Science, Literature, and Art

Comprising the History, Description, and Scientific Principles of Every Branch of Human Knowledge : with the Derivation and Definition of All the Terms in General Use

Author: William Thomas Brande

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 1352

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Magic Money

Author: David A. Adler

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780679846994

Category: Cousins

Page: 69

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Herman "Houdini" Foster and his cousin Janet investigate an apparent theft at the local mall.
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A Dictionary of the Holy Bible

Containing an Historical Account of the Persons, a Geographical and Historical Account of the Places, a Literal, Critical, and Systematical Description of Other Objects, Whether Natural, Artificial, Civil, Religious, Or Military, and an Explanation of the Appellative Terms Mentioned in the Old and New Testaments ...

Author: John Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

Page: 534

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Beute und Triumph

Zum kulturgeschichtlichen Umfeld antiker und mittelalterlicher Kriegstrophäen

Author: Florens Deuchler

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110414406

Category: History

Page: 229

View: 9063

For the first time, this book presents a comprehensive history of the spoils of war from Old Testament evidence of the Battle of Megiddo through the pre-Napoleonic period. It gives special consideration to the Burgundian Booty of 1476. Using contemporary texts, the author investigates the nature, use, and impact of war plunder, placing the subject in a larger historical perspective to shed new light on established notions about the spoils of war.
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