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Good Witch's Guide to Wicked Ways
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Good Witch's Guide to Wicked Ways

By Gray, Deborah

Tuttle, 2001. The Good Witch's Guide to Wicked Ways is a fascinating, fun to read introduction to the spells, rituals, potions, and magical powers used by today's real-life witches. With over 100 spells and charms for love, prosperity, fortune, and more, it reveals practical magical methods readers can use to get everything they want out of life. Author Deborah Gray also offers her personal insights into the life of a real witch--and shows readers how they can develop their own innate magical powers. She reveals the essential knowledge and secret meanings that real witches use to work their magicóand shows readers how to use these secrets to: * Cast their own spells * Create new spells and incantations * Bring magic into their everyday life The Good Witch's Guide to Wicked Ways includes spells for a broad range of needs and situations--from self-esteem and power to love, sex, money, fame and fortune.. Paperback. As New/None. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$7.95

Book of Wizards: Stories of Enchantment From Near and Far, The
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Book of Wizards: Stories of Enchantment From Near and Far, The

By Willis, Jennifer Schwamm

Da Capo Press, 2004. Trade Paperback book is in new, never been read condition. No dust jacket. Inside of book pages are crisp and clean. Pictorial cover. No creasing on binding edge. Minor shelf wear on edges of paperback cover. ISBN# 1560255889. 2004 edition. Publisher: Da Capo Press. 368 pages long. Approx: 9 by 6 by 1. Additional pictures of condition are always available. Book Description: The Book of Wizards combines the works of contemporary authors such as Jane Yolen, Philip Pullman, Diane Duane, Garth Nix, William Nicholson, and Aoin Colfer with classic stories from writers such as E. Nesbit, George Macdonald, Frank L. Baum, and Edward Eager. The result is another magical collection of stories that capture the imagination and mesmerize the reader-a surefire bet for Harry Potter fans, both young and old. Young children and teenagers who pine for the next Potter book will be thrilled to discover that the world of wonderful magic stories extends well beyond today's most familiar authors. Moreover, parents will enjoy sharing these stories of imagination and enchantment with their younger children-and will want to sneak the stories back into their own beds for further reading after the kids are asleep.. Trade Paperback. New/None. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.95

Fated Sky: Astrology in History, The
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Fated Sky: Astrology in History, The

By Bobrick, Benson

Simon & Schuster, 2005. Hardcover book is in new, never been read condition. Dust jacket is in like new condition. Minor shelf wear on edges of dust jacket. Inside of book pages are crisp and clean, no stains. ISBN# 0743224825. 2005 edition. 384 pages long. Approx: 9.5 by 6.5 by 1.5. Publisher: Simon and Schuster. Additional pictures of condition are always available. BOOK DESCRIPTION: In this lively work, historian Bobrick (Wide as the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution It Inspired) takes the reader on a kaleidoscopic journey through the history of the reading of the stars. As he shows, from astrology's birth 6,000 years ago in Babylonia to the Reagan White House, the stars have been studied, interpreted and followed: they drove Christopher Columbus to America, says Bobrick, and their study led to the sciences of astronomy and chemistry. While he gives a nod to the eastern mystics who originated astrology, Bobrick mostly traces the many threads of astrology as they weave through Western thought. Copernicus, Isaac Newton and even Martin Luther studied the astrology texts of their day, using them not only for personal guidance but as a tool in their own remarkable work. Attacked by establishment churches and debunked and scoffed at by contemporary science, astrology has stayed with us and flourishes. Astrology goes far beyond the daily horoscopes in newspapers as Bobrick illustrates in his appealing history of the study of the stars and how they affect the destinies of people and events. Bobrick traces the origins of astrology back to Mesopotamia, 4,000 years before the birth of Christ. Astrology played an important part in Roman politics, with the emperors paying particular attention to their astrologers. It also figures into biblical lore, as Bobrick acknowledges that the Magi are identified as astrologers in most contemporary translations of the Bible. Personal horoscope charts were all the rage during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries: astrologers had offices complete with globes and astrolabes where clients would visit to have their stars read based on the exact time and date of their birth.. First Edition. Hard Cover. New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.95

Prophet and the Astronomer: Apocalyptic Science and the End of the World
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Prophet and the Astronomer: Apocalyptic Science and the End of the World

By Gleiser, Marcelo

W W Norton & Company, 2003. Paperback / softcover book is in new, never been read condition. Inside of book pages are crisp and clean. No creasing on edges, no stains, no dog ears. Minor shelf wear on outside edge of paperback cover. Publisher: W W Norton & Company. ISBN 0393324311. 2003 edition. 304 pages. Size: 7 x 5.5 x 1. Additional pictures of condition are always available. BOOK DESCRIPTION: As in his popular The Dancing Universe, Gleiser (physics and astronomy, Dartmouth Coll.) argues that science and religion spring from a single challenge to the human spirit: anxiety over our mortality, which defines us and gives our life meaning. Thus, the different narratives used by science (the Big Crunch) and religion (the apocalypse) to reconcile our finite existence with an apparently infinite universe are not mutually exclusive; they share an awareness of our limited time on Earth, which motivates us to understand the universe and our place in it. A rare astrophysicist as comfortable quoting Scripture as explaining formulas, Gleiser ponders the dark parallels between the apocalyptic visions of ancient seers and the cosmic predictions of modern scientists. In refreshing contrast to theorists who dismiss all prescientific cosmology as mere superstition, Gleiser recognizes the imaginative authenticity of humanity's earliest astral terrors. Eclectic scholarship clarifies how fully a cosmic collision could fulfill the grimmest ancient prophecy--how, in fact, such a collision probably wiped out the dinosaurs and how such a collision occasion nearly occurred again in 1996 when a stray asteroid unexpectedly brushed by the earth. But from the conjunction between the oldest religions and the newest science, Gleiser draws more than reasons for terror. In the profound human craving for unity that monotheism has nurtured, he locates the impulse now spurring researchers toward new models of the universe that will finally reveal the beginning and end of galactic time. . Soft Cover. New/None. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.95