Renaissance Magic and the Return of the Golden Age

Renaissance Magic and the Return of the Golden Age


  • Author : John S. Mebane
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 1992-01-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 080328179X


Renaissance Magic and the Return of the Golden Age Book Description :

For all their pride in seeing this world clearly, the thinkers and artists of the English Renaissance were also fascinated by magic and the occult. The three greatest playwrights of the period devoted major plays (The Tempest, Doctor Faustus, The Alchemist) to magic, Francis Bacon often referred to it, and it was ever-present in the visual arts. In Renaissance Magic and the Return of the Golden Age John S. Mebane reevaluates the significance of occult philosophy in Renaissance thought and literature, constructing the most detailed historical context for his subject yet attempted....

The Magic Well
Score: 5
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The Magic Well


  • Author : Herman Ammann
  • Publisher : I. E. Clark Publications
  • Release Date : 1972
  • Genre: Children's plays
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0886801222


The Magic Well Book Description :

Here at last is a dramatization of Hansel and Gretel which English -speaking audiences (children or adults) can love, yet which retains the true German flavor of the original Grimms fairy tale. A strong ethnic flavor can be given to your production by using the German folk songs and dances suggested in the script. The Director's Production Script gives simple scores of all music needed plus full details on how to do the folk dances - and even a lesson in how to speak with a German dialect. However the music and dialect can be omitted. Adults or children can play the title roles, making the play ideal for community, university, high school, or elementary theatre. This two-act dramatization of the delightful Grimms fairy tale - premiered by Fort Worth'...

Ritual Magic

Ritual Magic


  • Author : Donald Tyson
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
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  • ISBN 10 : 0875428355


Ritual Magic Book Description :

Ritual Magic, by Donald Tyson, provides a historical, theoretical, and practical introduction to the astonishing world of magic--not mere myth and delusion nor tricks and illusion, but real magic. In Ritual Magic you will learn what is possible with magic. Can magic bring rains from a clear sky? Can it calm stormy seas? Can real magic change the outcome of great battles? Can you use magic to improve your life? The answers to these and many other questions will be found in Ritual Magic. ·Explore the roots of magic ? its complete history ·Get answers to questions frequently asked by those approaching magic for the first time ·Discover how magic works ·Learn the similarities and differences among different magical paths, including Golden Dawn, Shama...

Magic and Ritual in the Ancient World

Magic and Ritual in the Ancient World


  • Author : Paul Allan Mirecki
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9004116761


Magic and Ritual in the Ancient World Book Description :

This volume contains a series of provocative essays that explore expressions of magic and ritual power in the ancient world. The strength of the present volume lies in the breadth of scholarly approaches represented. The book begins with several papyrological studies presenting important new texts in Greek and Coptic, continuing with essays focussing on taxonomy and definition. The concluding essays apply contemporary theories to analyses of specific test cases in a broad variety of ancient Mediterranean cultures. Paul Mirecki, Th.D. (1986) in Religious Studies, Harvard Divinity School, is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Kansas. Marvin Meyer, Ph.D. (1979) in Religion, Claremont Graduate School, is Professor of Religion a...

The Royal Road to Card Magic
Score: 4.5
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The Royal Road to Card Magic


  • Author : Jean Hugard
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-06-28
  • Genre: Games & Activities
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486156682


The Royal Road to Card Magic Book Description :

DIVSimple-to-use book gives versatile repertoire of first rate card tricks. The authors, both expert magicians, present clear explanations of basic techniques and over 100 complete tricks. 121 figures. /div...

The White Magic Book
Score: 5
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The White Magic Book


  • Author : John LeBreton
  • Publisher : Health Research Books
  • Release Date : 1996-09
  • Genre:
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  • ISBN 10 : 0787305464


The White Magic Book Book Description :

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Magical Realism

Magical Realism


  • Author : Lois Parkinson Zamora
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0822316404


Magical Realism Book Description :

On magical realism in literature...

Ancient Christian Magic
Score: 4.5
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Ancient Christian Magic


  • Author : Marvin Meyer
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0691004587


Ancient Christian Magic Book Description :

This thought-provoking collection of magical texts from ancient Egypt shows the exotic rituals, esoteric healing practices, and incantatory and supernatural dimensions that flowered in early Christianity. These remarkable Christian magical texts include curses, spells of protection from "headless powers" and evil spirits, spells invoking thunderous powers, descriptions of fire baptism, and even recipes from a magical "cookbook." Virtually all the texts are by Coptic Christians, and they date from about the 1st-12th centuries of the common era, with the majority from late antiquity. By placing these rarely seen texts in historical context and discussing their significance, the authors explore the place of healing, prayer, miracles, and magic in the ea...