Oriental Magic

Author by : Idries Shah
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Publisher by : Isf Publishing
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Description : Oriental Magic is recognized as a brilliant study of how, what and why people think, in territories extending from North Africa to Japan. Profusely illustrated, the book is the product of years of research and field-work in a dozen different cultural regions. Its scholarly accuracy and genuine contribution to cultural understanding have made it a key text for anyone interested in informal beliefs, and esoteric practices. The work includes material on Indian alchemy, the Arabian Abjad system, on divination and talismanic charms, and it even contains an ancient Brahmin spell for immortality.


Oriental Magic

Author by : Idries Shah
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Publisher by : Octagon Press Ltd
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Description : Does there lie in mankind's remote past a single origin for the beliefs and practices of magic found in nearly every culture in the world? Behind the distortions and grotesqueries of magical practices, could there be clues to processes worthy of our objective consideration? First published nearly 40 years ago, Oriental Magic is still the definitive work on the subject. Its publication was the culmination of five years of research into rare artifacts, obscure manuscripts, and travels into remote areas where strange magical practices endure. The "singing sands" of Egypt, the invisible rulership of Sufism, subcutaneous electricity, and the prehistoric sources of Babylonian occult practices are just a few of the intriguing subjects described. The author includes personal accounts of "training" under a ju-ju witch doctor, a demonstration of Hindu levitation, and translations of secret alchemical and magical formulae. Revealed is an astonishing similarity in magical beliefs, practices, and terminology of places as diverse as China, the Near East, Scandinavia, and Africa. Oriental Magic includes a myriad of illustrations, including unique photos of places and people associated with the mysterious world of magic. Only an author of Shah's experience, dedication, and knowledge of human nature could assemble such an array of arcane information into a dazzling picture of human beliefs and practices. This new release is sure to attract the attention of a new generation of interested readers.


Oriental Magic

Author by : Idries Shah
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Oriental Magic

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Performing Magic On The Western Stage

Author by : L. Hass
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : Performing Magic on the Western Stage examines magic as a performing art and as a meaningful social practice, linking magic to cultural arenas such as religion, finance, gender, and nationality and profiling magicians from Robert-Houdin to Pen& Teller.


Oriental Wisdom

Author by : C. Alexander
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Oriental Magic

Author by : Sayed Idries Shah
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Orientyal Magic

Author by : Idries Shah (Sayed)
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The Changing Face Of Management In China

Author by : Chris Rowley
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : China is one of the fastest developing emerging economies in the world today. The country has a huge influence on a global level, both politically and economically. Despite this, very few books cover both the full range of management functions, and the key issues facing managers in this unique business environment. The Changing Face of Management in China explores the key challenges facing businesses and managers in China, across management functions, as well as across a range of sectors and organization types. Written by prominent scholars with direct experience in this market, this book adds to the existing body of knowledge by examining a range of areas of Chinese management in the context of local political, economic and social traditions, and the global economy. Part of the successful Working in Asia series, this book includes case studies that allow the voices of local managers to be heard, as well as extensive bibliographies pointing students and researchers to the most up-to-date sources of information in this important area.


Magic Through The Ages

Author by : Rupert Howard
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Conjuring Asia

Author by : Chris Goto-Jones
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : The promise of magic has always commanded the human imagination, but the story of industrial modernity is usually seen as a process of disenchantment. Drawing on the writings and performances of the so-called 'Golden Age Magicians' from the turn of the twentieth century, Chris Goto-Jones unveils the ways in which European and North American encounters with (and representations of) Asia - the fabled Mystic East - worked to re-enchant experiences of the modern world. Beginning with a reconceptualization of the meaning of 'modern magic' itself - moving beyond conventional categories of 'real' and 'fake' magic - Goto-Jones' acclaimed book guides us on a magical mystery tour around India, China, and Japan, showing us levitations and decapitations, magic duels and bullet catches, goldfish bowls and paper butterflies. In the end, this mesmerizing book reveals Orientalism as a kind of magic in itself, casting a spell over Western culture that leaves it transformed, even today.


Mixed Magic

Author by : Anna Katrina Gutierrez
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Benjamins Publishing Company
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Description : Mixed Magic -- Editorial page -- Title page -- LCC data -- Table of contents -- Table of figures -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Understanding glocalization and fairy tales -- 1.1 Global connections: An overview -- 1.1.1 Imagining the global, the local, and the glocal -- 1.2 A cognitive understanding of glocalization -- 1.2.1 An overview of important terms -- 1.2.2 The cognitive blending of global and local -- 1.3 Glocalization, children's literature, and subjectivity -- 1.4 Reading the glocal -- 1.5 Approaches to subjectivity: Mixing Eastern and Western perspectives -- 1.6 Glocal relationships in children's literature -- 1.7 Spotlight on the fairy-tale network -- 2. Glocal fairy-tale retellings -- 2.1 The nation re-imagined: A mishmash of scripts -- 2.2 The immigrant's story: Living in the blend of East and West -- 2.3 Metamorphosis and the deconstruction of stereotypes -- 2.4 Subjectivity at the intersection of fairy tale, history, and globalization -- 2.5 Origins of nation reimagined: War and folktale -- 2.6 Mishmash fairy tale scripts: A deconstruction of colonial mentality -- 2.7 Reshaping the postcolonial child into the glocal child -- 2.8 From cultural diversity to cultural hybridity: The glocal script -- 3. "Can we be compassionately blended?" -- 3.1 Constructing Orient and Occident -- 3.2 Orientalization as a script and as a space -- 3.3 The forbidden chamber and the Beast's palace -- 3.4 The orientalization of Beauty and the Beast and Bluebeard: An English tradition -- 3.5 "Bluebeard" I: Constructing the orientalized space through words and pictures -- 3.6 "Bluebeard" II: Blending orientalized illustrations with a Western narrative -- 3.7 "Bluebeard" III: The forbidden chamber and the destruction of the monstrous oriental -- 3.8 "Beauty and the Beast" I: Orientalized illustrations


Stranger Magic

Author by : Marina Warner
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Publisher by : Harvard University Press
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Description : Our foremost theorist of myth, fairytale, and folktale explores the magical realm of the imagination where carpets fly and genies grant prophetic wishes. Stranger Magic examines the profound impact of the Arabian Nights on the West, the progressive exoticization of magic, and the growing acceptance of myth and magic in contemporary experience.


Tarbell System Incorporated

Author by : Harlan Tarbell
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Oriental Magic

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The Illustrated History Of Magic

Author by : Milbourne Christopher
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood
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Description : Traces the history of magic and magicians, from sorcerer-priests in ancient Egypt to modern magicians such as Houdini and David Copperfield


Seven Keys To Imagination

Author by : Piero Morosini
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Publisher by : Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
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Description : As a radically new world emerges from one of the deepest global crises in living memory, individuals, teams, organizations and even entire countries will feel the urge to reinvent themselves in order to fit in. They will need to apply their imagination – their capacity to dream – and to pursue those dreams with determination.


Oriental Magic

Author by : Harry Kellar
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The Supernatural

Author by : Lionel A. Weatherly
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Lore And Language

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Magic

Author by : Earle Jerome Coleman
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Publisher by : Greenwood
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Description : An excellent and exhaustive expansion of Coleman's 20-page chapter in Volume 3 of the valuable Handbook of American Popular Culture. . . . Contents include a preface, introduction, chapters on history of magic, principles and appreciation, manuals on performance, relation to the other `arts, ' biographies, and appendixes of historical dates, periodicals, directories, research collections, and dealers. Chapters contain very thorough bibliographies and there are author and subject indexes. It is impossible to imagine a more thorough guide to magic. Choice The work as a whole is an extremely valuable compilation of, and commentary on, nearly 1,000 titles dealing with magic, conjuring, and tricks that fool the eye. . . . [It is] a superb addition to any library's collection of books on the history, psychology, and techniques of magic. Reference Books Bulletin This reference guide provides a comprehensive view of magic, focusing on its history, psychology, techniques, and aesthetics. The text is in the form of topical bibliographical essays with additional theoretical remarks expressing Coleman's personal philosophy of conjuring. The work begins with a description of outstanding histories of magic and goes on to elucidate some of the major bibliographic sources on the principles of psychology and showmanship which separate the master conjurer from the amateur. Subsequent chapters evaluate manuals on the execution of magic, including all categories from card magic to stage illusions and telepathy.


Youth S Companion

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The Blackstone Book Of Magic Illusion

Author by : Harry Blackstone
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Description : The complete Blackstone story and the history of magic from the 1920s to today.


Chinese Culture Superior In City

Author by : Li Shifeng
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Publisher by : Funstory
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Description : The youngster who came down from the mountain accidentally moved into a beautiful apartment. The righteousness of a teacher in the country and the temperament of a ruffian combined perfectly, allowing him to be like a fish back in water in the city! Group Number: 716472435


Eastern Magic Coloring Book

Author by : Individuality Books
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Publisher by : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Description : Experience total relaxation! with Eastern Magic coloring book: Amazing oriental designs by Individuality Books www.individualitybooks.com You will be immersed in a stress-relieving land of Eastern Magic coloring book: Amazing oriental designs designs. Eastern Magic coloring book: Amazing oriental designs is wonderful fun for all ages. Buy Eastern Magic coloring book: Amazing oriental designs Now. Time for you to relax! What's inside Eastern Magic coloring book: Amazing oriental designs? * Large Sized Stress Relieving Eastern Magic coloring book: Amazing oriental designs Pages (A4 8.5" by 11") * 20 Hand Drawn, intricate Eastern Magic coloring book: Amazing oriental designs designs * Unique Stress Relieving Eastern Magic coloring book: Amazing oriental designs Designs with plenty of room to colour. * Single Sided Eastern Magic coloring book: Amazing oriental designs Pages - so you can color and frame your works :) * 4 Example Eastern Magic coloring book: Amazing oriental designs Pages on the back page to get you started :) Buy Eastern Magic coloring book: Amazing oriental designs Now. Time for you to relax!


Ancient Magic And The Supernatural In The Modern Visual And Performing Arts

Author by : Filippo Carlà-Uhink
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : To what extent did mythological figures such as Circe and Medea influence the representation of the powerful 'oriental' enchantress in modern Western art? What role did the ancient gods and heroes play in the construction of the imaginary worlds of the modern fantasy genre? What is the role of undead creatures like zombies and vampires in mythological films? Looking across the millennia, from the distrust of ancient magic and oriental cults, which threatened the new-born Christian religion, to the revival and adaptation of ancient myths and religion in the arts centuries later, this book offers an original analysis of the reception of ancient magic and the supernatural, across a wide variety of different media – from comics to film, from painting to opera. Working in a variety of fields across the globe, the authors of these essays deconstruct certain scholarly traditions by proposing original interdisciplinary approaches and collaborations, showing to what extent the visual and performing arts of different periods interlink and shape cultural and social identities.


The Squire S Tale

Author by : Geoffrey Chaucer
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Publisher by : University of Oklahoma Press
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Description : Part Twelve In the list of scholarly problems it presents, The Squire’s Tale ranks among the highest in The Canterbury Tales. Being incomplete and coming to a halt on a baffling note-was it in fact evolving into a tale of incest?-the tale has undergone the most remarkable shift in critic acceptance of any of Chaucer’s works. This tale of oriental wonder, with its strong base in magic, excited the admiration of Chaucer’s contemporaries and inspired Spenser’s imitative speculation and Milton’s famous desire that the old poet be summoned up to finish his task. It retained for the eighteenth and most of the nineteenth centuries its Gothic fascination, being ranked with the very best of Chaucer’s work. In the second half of the twentieth century, it has been seen from a number of provocative perspectives. Is it a parody of the long Eastern romance? Is it a satire on the values of an aristocracy whose time is past? Is it a rhetorical joke on Chaucer’s part, extending the character of the young Squire into an earnest and somewhat naïve competition with his father, the Knight? The concerns of contemporary scholarship reveal as much about the critical temper of the time as about the work itself. On its own merits The Squire’s Tale compels our attention as an example of Chaucer’s wide-ranging and sometimes inscrutable genius. It provides us with an exotic literary type not otherwise represented in the Tales. It reverberates, in its discussion of ’gentilesse’ with other such discussions in Chaucer’s poetry; it demonstrates, in its use of the love-vision and the complaint, the experimental ways in which Chaucer handles the conventions of French poetry. Perhaps most fascinating is the range of Chaucer’s mind revealed by the casual uses of the science of his time: its knowledge of meteorology, optics, glass and metal work, astrology, and astronomy. The tale offers yet one more example of Chaucer’s genius at work, speaking to us in a voice that is at once suggestive, provocative, and mystifying as always.