Scenario of the Ballet

Scenario of the Ballet

" --Gurdjieff's Early Talks

Author: G. Gurdjieff

Publisher: Book Studio

ISBN: 0955909007

Category: Philosophy

Page: 48

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From the back cover: "My ballet is not a mystery. The purpose of it is to present an interesting and beautiful spectacle. Of course, under the visible forms a certain sense is hidden, but I did not aim at demonstrating or emphasizing it. The chief position in this ballet is occupied by certain dances. I will explain this to you briefly. Imagine that in studying the laws of movement of the celestial bodies, let us say the planets of the solar system, you have constructed a special mechanism for the representation and recording of these laws. In this mechanism every planet is represented by a sphere of appropriate size and is placed at a strictly determined distance from the central sphere, which stands for the sun. You set the mechanism in motion, and all the spheres begin to turn and move in definite paths, reproducing in a lifelike way the laws which govern their movements. This mechanism reminds you of your knowledge."In the same way, in the rhythm of certain dances, in the precise movements and combinations of the dancers, certain laws are vividly recalled. Such dances are called sacred. During my journeys in the East, I often saw dances of this kind executed during the performance of sacred rites in some of the ancient temples. These ceremonies are inaccessible, and unknown to Europeans. Some of these dances are reproduced in The Struggle of the Magicians. Further, I may tell you that at the basis of The Struggle of the Magicians lie three thoughts; but, as I have no hope that they will be understood by the public if I present the ballet alone, I call it simply a spectacle." --Gurdjieff's Early Talks
Categories: Philosophy

Reality Without Lie

Reality Without Lie

When the magician has completed all this he enters the circle and consecrates it.
He starts the invocation with a long prayer which he recites in every direction and
with which he beseeches the help of the heavenly powers. After completion of ...

Author: Ibolya Molnar

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783744880985

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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Everything that is visible, that can be explained, is the credible. Everything that is visible and cannot be explained is the existing. We will find the truth.
Categories: Philosophy

The Master of the Magicians

The Master of the Magicians

The dead astrologer lay in the lower room , among his parchments and his
diagrams , his tablets and his calculations . Even in his death he looked more
solitary than most men , and more comfortless . Beneath his clasped hands , the
songs of ...

Author: Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112001321360

Category: Assyria

Page: 324

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Categories: Assyria

A comprehensive commentary on the Qur n comprising Sale s tr and prelim discourse with additional notes and emendations by E M Wherry

A comprehensive commentary on the Qur  n  comprising Sale s tr  and prelim  discourse  with additional notes and emendations by E M  Wherry

... not devise a lie against GOD , ( 64 ) lest he utterly destroy you by some
judgment : for he shall not prosper who deviseth lies . ( 65 ) And the magicians
disputed concerning their affair among themselves , and discoursed in private : (
66 ) and ...

Author: Elwood Morris Wherry

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555050327

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The Magicians and Mrs Quent

The Magicians and Mrs  Quent

Don't they?" Her eyes were dark, like her hair, and very sharp. I could not deny
the truth of her words. “I suppose they do.” “Mother said we shouldn't ever lie. But
how is saying something that's not true just to be polite any different than lying?

Author: Galen Beckett

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553905403

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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In this enchanting debut novel, Galen Beckett weaves a dazzling spell of adventure and suspense, evoking a world of high magick and genteel society—a world where one young woman discovers that her modest life is far more extraordinary than she ever imagined. Of the three Lockwell sisters—romantic Lily, prophetic Rose, and studious Ivy—all agree that it’s the eldest, the book-loving Ivy, who has held the family together ever since their father’s retreat into his silent vigil in the library upstairs. Everyone blames Mr. Lockwell’s malady on his magickal studies, but Ivy alone still believes—both in magic and in its power to bring her father back. But there are others in the world who believe in magick as well. Over the years, Ivy has glimpsed them—the strangers in black topcoats and hats who appear at the door, strangers of whom their mother will never speak. Ivy once thought them secret benefactors, but now she’s not so certain. After tragedy strikes, Ivy takes a job with the reclusive Mr. Quent in a desperate effort to preserve her family. It’s only then that she discovers the fate she shares with a jaded young nobleman named Dashton Rafferdy, his ambitious friend Eldyn Garritt, and a secret society of highwaymen, revolutionaries, illusionists, and spies who populate the island nation of Altania. For there is far more to Altania than meets the eye and more to magick than mere fashion. And in the act of saving her father, Ivy will determine whether the world faces a new dawn—or an everlasting night. . . .
Categories: Fiction

The Bible Vindicated Against the Aspersions of Joseph Barker A Full Report of the Discussion on the Authority and Inspiration of the Holy Scriptures Held in Concert Hall Chestnut Street Etc

The Bible Vindicated Against the Aspersions of Joseph Barker     A Full Report of the Discussion on the Authority and Inspiration of the Holy Scriptures Held     in Concert Hall  Chestnut Street  Etc

Prove that God never wrought miracles , or caused them to be wrought , for the
purpose of proving or tempting people to embrace false religions , or believe a lie
. Prove that the magicians of Egypt did not work miracles . Prove that the false ...

Author: Joseph Frederic BERG

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0018965513

Category: Bible

Page: 264

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Categories: Bible

The White Lie

The White Lie

[ 422 ] Like Moses and Aaron at the [ 392 ] Here , at Ephesus , Paul was in court
of Pharaoh , the apostle had the face of magicians , like Moses and now to
maintain the truth against the Aaron before Pharaoh .... lying wonders of the
magicians .

Author: Walter T. Rea

Publisher: Moore Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015031607925

Category: Religion

Page: 409

View: 697

Debatbog om ægtheden af Ellen G. Whites skrifter
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An Analytical Concordance to the Holy Scriptures

An Analytical Concordance to the Holy Scriptures

I charge you , o dreameth , and , behold , lie drink- me , till the time be changed ;
danghters of Jerusalern , that ye eth ; but he awaketh ... ( for their eyes were
heavy , ) Then came in the magicians , tho lieither wist they what to answer Gen.
xli , 8.

Author: John Eadie

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3375327

Category: Bible

Page: 776

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Categories: Bible

A Three fold Test of Modern Spiritualism

A Three fold Test of Modern Spiritualism

Now the wonders of Modern Spiritualism are not lying , because they are not true
facts ; but this is their character because they are real facts wrought to effect and
confirm your belief in LIES . Thus the magicians of Egypt , by their wonders ...

Author: William Robert Gordon

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433068178700

Category: Spiritualism

Page: 408

View: 442

Categories: Spiritualism

R s M l

R  s M  l

If one or two of the characters lie uppermost , then he consults his book , and "
tells what he thinks ; he also pretends to ... The magician makes the patient (
especially if a seaman or fisherman lies sick ) “ sometimes foolishly believe that
he is ...

Author: Alexander Kinloch Forbes

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:N13176213

Category: Folklore

Page: 715

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Categories: Folklore

Lie Mat

Lie Mat

That magicians who could thus cure the fick , were Whether the witch of Endor
made use of such infer . likewise believed to have the power of inflicting dif - nal
charms as these , the sacred historian has not in . eases , and of working
miracles ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: ONB:+Z184752609

Category:

Page: 1817

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Psalm LXIV Malachi

Psalm LXIV Malachi

The doom passed on all the magicians receive of me gifts , and rewards , i Mat .
... in pretending to do what pared lying and corrupt words to lencing of those that
set up in competition they could not , are now sentenced to death , speak before ...

Author: William Jenks

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000001707816

Category: Bible

Page:

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I Lie for Money

I Lie for Money

Above all, the one thing I learned most from my professors is that it is the
magician's artistry and personality that give the audience an emotional response
and sense of mystery, more so than the trick. With the exception of Dai Vernon,
the really ...

Author: Steve Spill

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 9781632208620

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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In this funny, irreverent, unique, eccentric memoir, magician Steve Spill reveals how he managed to survive decades inside a rarely profitable, sometimes maddening, but often deliciously rewarding offbeat showbiz profession—magic! Spill tells of how his tailor grandfather sewed secret pockets in a magician’s tuxedo back in 1910, which started his childhood dream to become a magician. This dream took Spill on a journey that started with him performing, as a young boy, at a “Beauty on a Budget” neighborhood house party to engagements in Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean, to today in Santa Monica, California, where he’s been starring in his own shows since 1998 at Magicopolis, the theater he designed and built himself. Being a magician has given Spill the opportunity to interact with the world’s most famous and fascinating people. In his memoir, Spill reveals the many unique encounters that his profession has led him to enjoy and endure: hosting Sting as his opening act one night, spending two days on camera with Joan Rivers, and selling tricks to Bob Dylan, as well as encounters with Adam Sandler, Stephen King, and other celebrities. I Lie for Moneyis a literary magic show that captures the highs and lows of an extraordinary life that will delight and amaze you with wit and wickedness. This book should be an obligatory read for anyone considering a creative career, and it serves as an inspiration to those who desire to craft an independent life.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Pulpit Commentary

The Pulpit Commentary

NOTICE THE THOROUGH WICKEDNESS OF THESE MAGICIANS . They know
that their wonders are lying wonders . Powers great by nature , trained and
increased with the utmost ingenuity , and which were intended to be and might
have ...

Author: Henry Donald Maurice Spence-Jones

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112082961571

Category: Bible

Page:

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The Southern Review

The Southern Review

The Lie - fancier ( Philopseudes ) has a deeper and a clearer meaning than the
True Story . ... One old serpent did not come at first ; but the magician sent a
young snake after him , and he too came to be consumed , with the rest , by one
breatlı ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5220439

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Performing Dark Arts

Performing Dark Arts

Traditionally , the task of the magician has been to confuse , to falsify , to create
illusions – to lie . ' Magicians ' , as Sara Crasson puts it , lie by the very nature of
what they do . . . Magicians lie about their origin , their nationality , their education
.

Author: Michael Mangan

Publisher: Intellect L & D E F A E

ISBN: UOM:39015066900872

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 252

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Annotation Magic and conjuring inhabit the boundaries and the borderlands of performance. The conjuror s act of demonstrating the apparently impossible, the uncanny, the marvellous, or the grotesque challenges the spectator's sense of reality. It brings him or her up against their own assumptions about how the world works; at its most extreme, it asks the spectator to re-evaluate his or her sense of the limits of the human. Performing Dark Arts is an exploration of the paradox of the conjuror, the actor who pretends to be a magician. It aims to illuminate the history of conjuring by examining it in the context of performance studies, and to throw light on aspects of performance studies by testing them against the art of conjuring. The book examines not only the performances of individual magicians from Dedi to David Blaine, but also the broader cultural contexts in which their performances were received, and the meanings which they have attracted.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Stories of the Magicians

Stories of the Magicians

This done they lay close together, as close as they could lie, and slept ; and
Thalaba slept, lying backward in the sledge, and the green bird slept, nestling in
his breast. At dawn the dogs woke him, and knelt again with him while he prayed.

Author: Alfred John Church

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101068166360

Category: Children

Page: 309

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Categories: Children

The Cards Can t Lie

The Cards Can t Lie

An example of the dual use of the rod , being cast on an altar or used as a
magician's wand , occurs in Chapter Seven of the Book of Exodus : ' And the Lord
spake unto Moses and unto Aaron , saying “ When Pharaoh shall speak unto you
 ...

Author: Alice Hutton

Publisher:

ISBN: 0882548751

Category: Playing cards

Page: 125

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Categories: Playing cards

A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare The tempest 1892

A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare  The tempest  1892

... tyrewoman , lie thou there .'- Voss ( Anmerkungen , & c . , p . 150 ) :
Shakespeare bere very skilfully separates Prospero the man from Prospero the
magician . A magician , devoted body and soul to his art , can claim but little of
our sympathy ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293101951766

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The Lie of the Land

The Lie of the Land

A card inscribed ' With reverent sympathy From the Magicians ' Club ' was
propped against A top hat made of blossoms and a wand Tied with a black velvet
bow . We sensed The rabbits and the ladies sawn in half One blink away from
being ...

Author: Patricia Beer

Publisher: Century

ISBN: UOM:39015013013548

Category:

Page: 47

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Michael Henderson's fiction is alive with poignant and comic moments, and remarkable for its impressive use of colloquial dialogue. The Lie of the Land is a lacerating commentary on some of the more brutal and farcical aspects of New Zealand life. The late Michael Henderson's fiction has been published widely, both in New Zealand and overseas.
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