Creating Magical Worlds

Otherness and Othering in Harry Potter
Author: Marion Rana
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783631580714
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 114
View: 9990
A huge success in both bookshops and cinemas, the Harry Potter-series has drawn millions of readers and viewers into its magical world. In constructing this world, however, J. K. Rowling has created Harry and his friends in sharp contrast to other members of the magical and non-magical world. Creating Magical Worlds: Otherness and Othering in Harry Potter argues that the identities of the heroes are mainly based on delimitation from and rivalry to other characters: the Slytherins and Deatheaters, foreign students from Durmstrang and Beauxbatons, magical races such as the house-elves and centaurs, Muggles and Squibs as well as, to a certain extent, girls and women. Apart from explaining the social psychological and psychoanalytical reasons behind this exclusion, Creating Magical Worlds also shows in how far this delimitation is necessary for the action and the plot of the series.

Young Adult Literature: Magical Worlds

Author: Torrey Maloof,Christina Hill
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 1480757012
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 1789
Why is the magical world so mighty and alluring? How does it cast such a powerful spell over readers? Explore the themes and elements found in young adult fantasy fiction novels and series including Eragon, the Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Narnia, and more. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and Lori Oczkus, and featuring TIME content, this e-book builds reading skills and includes essential text features like an index, captions, glossary, and table of contents. The detailed sidebars, fascinating images, and Dig Deeper section prompt students to connect back to the text and encourage multiple readings. Check It Out! includes suggested resources for further reading. Aligned with state standards, this title features complex content appropriate for students preparing for college and career readiness.

The Emancipation of the Soul

Memes of Destiny in American Mythological Television
Author: Philipp Kneis
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783631608173
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 153
View: 8606
This book analyzes the mythological content of five television franchises within the genre of science fiction, fantasy and horror: "The X-Files & Millennium, Babylon 5 & Crusade, Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Angel, Stargate "and" Star Trek." The central themes are errand into the wilderness, emancipation from larger powers, individual responsibility, prophecy, apocalyptic scenarios, fundamentalism, artificial intelligence, as well as hybridity, gender roles, psychotic narration, and others. The theoretical basis for this work are both a conventional cultural studies perspective as well as memetics, an evolutionary perspective of culture and literature that is utilized in this volume as an approach to studying genre at the example of the five case studies.


Creating Magical Angel, Faery & Mermaid Worlds In Watercolor
Author: Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1600613667
Category: Art
Page: 176
View: 5706
Bring a Fantasy World of Enchanting Beings to Life! Angels, faeries and mermaids have engaged the imaginations and enchanted the brushes of artists for centuries. Now you can evoke the spirit of these mythical creatures and create fantastic works of ethereal art in watercolor. Step by inspired step, Stephanie Pui-Mun Law shows you how to paint the otherworlds' most marvelous creatures and exquisite settings. Twenty step-by-step projects show you how to create fantastic scenes that are elegantly styled, brilliantly colored, and alive with a sense of wonder. Fabulous Realms! Create strange and lovely backgrounds, such as the meandering oak branches of faery folk, the celestial surrounding of angels, and the seascapes where mermaids dwell. Delightful Details! From angel wings to mermaid tails, from flowing robes to faery gowns, learn to paint an imaginative variety of features, clothing and other details that ensure one-of-a-kind results. Mystical Effects! Discover special watercolor techniques for adding magic and mystery to your paintings. You'll begin by learning about essential materials, including brushes, paints, paper, then will move on to important techniques such as planning and sketching; figure proportions; specific characteristics of angels, faeries and mermaids (including clothing); developing backgrounds; and finishing techniques that add an air of magic.

The Magical Worlds of Philip Pullman

Author: David Colbert
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101652349
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
View: 5128
Philip Pullman’s epic fantasy series—His Dark Materials—chronicling the adventures of Lyra Silvertongue, her shapeshifting daemon Pantalaimon, and Will Parry on their multi-dimensional odyssey to save all of reality from the mysterious substance known as Dust, has captivated young and old readers alike. What makes Lyra a “Little Girl Lost”? What made Pullman think of Daemons? How was Pullman’s idea of Dust shaped by his life? Did Pullman write the books as a response to C.S. Lewis’s Narnia? The Magical Worlds of Philip Pullman takes his fans on a journey through the worlds of art, science, and religion that inspired Pullman to craft his saga. From the philosophy of William Blake and John Milton’s classic poem Paradise Lost to quantum physics and the Bible, discover the complex origins and controversial themes that have made Pullman’s trilogy a modern marvel in literature. This book was not authorized, prepared, approved, licensed, or endorsed by Philip Pullman, New Line Cinema, or any other individual or entity associated with His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass books or movie.

The Magical Path

Creating the Life of Your Dreams and a World That Works for All
Author: Marc Allen
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608681459
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 316
View: 7569
Presents a collection of mantras, meditations, and tools that are intended to help people achieve success by unleashing their creative powers and their own personal "magic."

Animating with Stop Motion Pro

Author: Mark Sawicki
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136135898
Category: Art
Page: 260
View: 1872
Animating with Stop Motion Pro is comprehensive, hands-on guide to achieving professional results with Stop Motion Pro 7.0 software. Gone are the days of stop motion guesswork and waiting to see the finalized result of your meticulous, labor intensive animations. With the push of a mouse button and the Stop Motion Pro software, animators have ten times the capability of simple camera stop motion capture. Re-visualize stop motion character movements, graph these movements and composite characters into a flawless animations with the techniques and step by step tutorials featured in Animating with Stop Motion Pro. Detailed exercises allow you to develop professional animations with the included free trial of Stop Motion Pro 7.0.

Low-Mess Crafts for Kids

72 Projects to Create Your Own Magical Worlds
Author: Debbie Chapman
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
ISBN: 1624145590
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 192
View: 1660
Messy crafts have met their match with these 72 creations that keep out the clutter and mess but pack in the fun and creativity When craft time rolls around, parents usually cringe at the thought of a creativity storm’s aftermath. Glue, glitter, globs of paint—it all adds up to Mom and Dad assisting (let’s be honest, doing everything) with cleanup. But Debbie Chapman—the supermom behind One Little Project —keeps that freshly cleaned kitchen table in mind with tips to keep these tutorials as mess-free as possible. With tricks like twisting pipe cleaners into fun shapes to avoid glue and using brightly colored cups and patterned paper to avoid paint, Debbie shows that keeping it simple doesn’t mean play time has to be less fun. Low-Mess Crafts for Kids brings parents and caretakers solutions to the craft time conundrum. As well as being low-mess, all 72 of these awesome projects feature everyday items like pipe cleaners, pom poms and clothespins, which make playtime a cinch. And with step-by-step pictures, kids of any age can create something they can be proud of. Watch as little ones create their own enchanting worlds—whether they want to explore outer space with a Paper Plate Flying Saucer, race cars on a Poster Board Road Track, or create a whimsical fairy city with Paper Roll Fairy Houses, each craft promises to spark your child’s imagination while leaving you stress free and ready to play along.

Magical Miniature Gardens & Homes

Create Tiny Worlds of Fairy Magic & Delight with Natural, Handmade Décor
Author: Donni Webber
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
ISBN: 1624143326
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 192
View: 9585
Create Whimsical, Miniature Gardens with Handmade Fairy Furnishings From low-maintenance desert fairy gardens to tin towns for town-loving fairies, adults and kids alike will enjoy creating their very own miniature worlds. Complete with handmade décor like spool chimneys, magical signposts, goldfish and water lily ponds, birch and pine-thatch houses and more, your gardens will transport you into your own fairytale. Donni Webber guides you through preparation, planting and crafting magical, miniature accessories with natural materials. These adorable projects are a perfect escape from the mundane and will provide whimsy in your home, backyard or office. Children will love customizing their gardens as they imagine fairy folk visiting the charming homes and walking along the little stepping stones. Immerse yourself in magic and foster your love of gardening with this cheery, inspiring book.

And, in Conclusion, I Would Also Like to Mention Hydrogen

11 1/2 Essays and 1 1/2 Stories
Author: W. C. Bamberger
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434402711
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 176
View: 2710
This major new collection of Bamberger's literary essays focuses on the process of trying to understand difficult new works and concepts, and of coming to grips with something new, mysterious, or simply "the other."

Terrarium Craft

Create 50 Magical, Miniature Worlds
Author: Amy Bryant Aiello,Kate Bryant
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604693096
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 196
View: 2349
A terrarium is nothing less than a miniature world—one that you can create yourself. It might be a tiny rainforest, with lush foliage and bright tropical flowers. Or a desert, with strange succulents planted among colorful stones. Or a Victorian fernery. Or a minimalist composition with a single, perfect plant. Or it might not contain any plants at all. It might be made with crystals, feathers, bones, seashells, bits of wood, porcelain trinkets—anything that catches your fancy and helps create a mood or look. Whatever they contain, terrariums are the ultimate in modern, affordable, easy-care décor. Terrarium Craft features fifty original designs that you can re-create or use as inspiration for your own design. Each entry comes with clear step-by-step directions on how to assemble and care for your terrarium. You’ll also find helpful information about selecting a container, using appropriate materials, choosing the right plants, and maintaining your terrarium. (Hint: It’s easy! In fact, many terrariums are self-sustaining, requiring no maintenance whatsoever!)

Literacy Lessons, K–8

Connecting Activities to Standards and Students to Communities
Author: Helen Hoffner
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452216193
Category: Education
Page: 136
View: 8587
These classroom-ready lesson plans—complete with literature lists, directions, sample forms, assessments, and adaptations—connect literacy learning with students' lives and the community.

Making Magic with Gaia

Practices to Heal Ourselves and Our Planet
Author: Francesca Ciancimino Howell
Publisher: Red Wheel
ISBN: 1609257685
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 176
View: 7990
The author of Food, Festival and Religion shows how spiritual practices drawn from the ancient magical arts can help to heal Mother Earth. A Greenpeace activist, Wiccan High Priestess, and proud Soccer Mom, Francesca Howell has been involved in magical traditions and wildlife preservation since childhood. In this one-of-a-kind book, she shares her everyday suggestions for spiritual renewal through connecting with nature. The meditations, ceremonies, and spellcraft in Making Magic with Gaia spring from an ancient Pagan tradition of Earth stewardship, which blends deep ecology, magic, and activism to bring the reader into a closer communion and harmony with Mother Earth. Packed with practical suggestions (recycling, gardening without pesticides, and conserving water) and mystical rituals (shamanism, crystal magic, and Power Animals) for helping the planet, this book is written for anyone with a spiritual ecological awareness. Not the witchcraft of Gothic novels, Making Magic with Gaia is based on a modern religion with ancient roots that can heal the Earth as it heals the practitioner.

The New Yorker Theater and Other Scenes from a Life at the Movies

Author: Toby Talbot
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231519826
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
View: 435
The nation didn't know it, but 1960 would change American film forever, and the revolution would occur nowhere near a Hollywood set. With the opening of the New Yorker Theater, a cinema located at the heart of Manhattan's Upper West Side, cutting-edge films from around the world were screened for an eager audience, including the city's most influential producers, directors, critics, and writers. Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Susan Sontag, Andrew Sarris, and Pauline Kael, among many others, would make the New Yorker their home, trusting in the owners' impeccable taste and incorporating much of what they viewed into their work. In this irresistible memoir, Toby Talbot, co-owner and proud "matron" of the New Yorker Theater, reveals the story behind Manhattan's wild and wonderful affair with art-house film. With her husband Dan, Talbot showcased a range of eclectic films, introducing French New Wave and New German cinema, along with other groundbreaking genres and styles. As Vietnam protests and the struggle for civil rights raged outside, the Talbots also took the lead in distributing political films, such as Bernard Bertolucci's Before the Revolution, and documentaries, such as Shoah and Point of Order. Talbot enhances her stories with selections from the New Yorker's essential archives, including program notes by Jack Kerouac, Jules Feiffer, Peter Bogdanovich, Jonas Mekas, Jack Gelber, and Harold Humes. These artifacts testify to the deeply engaged and collaborative spirit behind each showing, and they illuminate the myriad and often entertaining aspects of theater operation. All in all, Talbot's tales capture the highs and lows of a thrilling era in filmmaking.

The Seven Gates: A Memoir of a Descent

Author: Elaine Amyot
ISBN: 0978051041
Page: 118
View: 1051
A diagnosis of cancer sets the author on a journey of self-discovery and healing. The book is structured on the myth of Inanna and her descent into the underworld. 36 color illustrations by the author.

Making Magic

Weaving Together the Everyday and the Extraordinary
Author: Briana Saussy
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 9781683642480
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 224
View: 314
Re-enchant your life with this book of rituals, ceremonies, and practices for personal growth—anchored in the hidden power of everyday things. "We all have a deep capacity to make magic . . . . . . and to do it as easily as we breathe or open our eyes. This is not a matter of belief. You can discover your own capacity for magic in your own direct experience." —Briana Saussy When you think of magic, do you imagine something supernatural, extraordinary, or beyond your everyday reality? Many of us are drawn to magic because we think there’s something "out there" that can bring enchantment and wonder back into our lives. Yet there’s a secret to real magic: the extraordinary is much closer than you may think. With Making Magic, expert teacher Briana Saussy invites you to discover a practice of magic that will bring a new depth and power to each moment, act, and choice of your life. Through teaching stories, wisdom from a wide variety of world traditions, and no-nonsense practices you can easily weave into your daily routine, Briana will help you reconnect with the wild and creative force of magic that is always around and within you, waiting for you to remember. As you explore this path of transformation, you’ll discover resources of magic that permeate your life, including: • Doors and thresholds—ways we "cross between worlds" • Communication—creating magic with your voice, body, intentions, and relationships • Holy helpers—ancestors, angels, saints, and spirit beings who guide and support you • Water and washing—access the revitalizing energy of water when you drink or bathe • Textiles and threads—how to loosen, mend, or bind up supportive energies • Candles and fire—elemental power to bring light to darkness and burn away what no longer serves you • Kitchen magic—using food to nourish your whole self and reconnect you with nature • Talismans—infuse your beloved objects with sacred purpose and supportive power "Magic is the most real part of any ‘real life’—the spark illuminating the authentic core of every experience," writes Briana Saussy. If you are ready to enter a world that is ripe with possibility and rediscover the electric wildness of your life, here is an essential resource for Making Magic as only you can.

Spell Crafts

Creating Magical Objects
Author: Scott Cunningham,David Harrington
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9780875421858
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 201
View: 9438
Spell Crafts Take a look at your hands. See them as wondrous vehicles of power. Feel the energy that flows through everything you do. Tap into that power! Carve a symbol, dip a candle, mix fragrant herbs, sculpt clay, and make your life all that you want it to be. When crafts are used to create objects intended for ritual or to symbolize the divine, the connection between the craftsperson and divinity grows more intense. This second edition of Spell Crafts, the much-loved and oft-read guide to magical handwork, features new illustrations and a new preface by David Harrington. Learn how to create and use all of the following: - magical simmering potpourris - a beaded psychic mandala - clay pentacles, plaques, and runic dice - a shaman''s arrow - sand paintings - Corn Mother - a magical spell broom - protective hex sign - Witch bottles - flower garlands - spell banner - magic mirror - prosperity trivet - wheat weaving

The Bronte Family

Passionate Literary Geniuses
Author: Karen Smith Kenyon
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780822500711
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
View: 5537
A joint biography of Charlotte, Emily, Branwell, and Anne Brontd explores how the siblings sparked creativity in each other and how their lives were woven into their novels.

A Journey to Magic World

The Magical Orange Balloon
Author: Charise Katz
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1504318684
Category: Fiction
Page: 36
View: 8125
The magic of that world I bring to this one................. In the second book Lilly and Tom have learnt how to use their imagination, and now can work with it as a tool and test it out, and sure enough when they do they find wonderful and magical things happen. The Little Green is back and this time he takes the children to meet some remarkably interesting characters that live in magic world. The children learn more about life and how to use their creativity in a positive way and spend more time in magic world getting to know their new friends, singing dancing and having fun.

The world's most powerful magic spells and writings:Esoteric techniques to create success and wealth and neutralize your enemies

Author: Maximillien de lafayette
ISBN: 0359124712
Page: N.A
View: 9423