Author: Israel Regardie (Okkultist)
Author: Fred Gettings
Category: Art appreciation
A bird's eye view of the whole field of magic, covering divination, evocation, invocation, vision and initiation. Some of the practical tips on what used to be called "Scrying in the Spirit Vision" cannot be found elsewhere even in large and rarer texts, and the method of Tattva cards and the Qabalah are given with examples of results achieved. There are interesting explanations of the magical art in the light of Jungian psychology. Complete with full page plates of Tatvas for the serious reader/student to experiment with.
A bird's eye view of the whole field of magic, covering divination, evocation, invocation, vision and initiation.
Author: Israel Regardie
Publisher: Small Gems
"This is the first English translation of a brief, scholarly, and brilliantly original work which sets out to examine the links between the legend of the artist, in all cultures, and what E.H. Gombrich, in an introductory essay, calls 'certain invariant traits of the human psyche.'"--Denis Thomas, Journal of the Royal Society of Arts "This book gathers together various legends and attitudes about artists, ancient and modern, East and West, and gives fascinating insights into attitudes toward artistic creation. It impinges on psychology, art history and history, aesthetics, biography, myth and magic, and will be of great interest to a wide audience in many fields.... A delightful and unrivalled study."--Howard Hibbard "Thought provoking and valuable.... To all those interested in psychiatry and art from the perspectives of history, criticism, or therapy and to the wide audience concerned with the psychology of aesthetics and of artistic creation."--Albert Rothenberg, American Journal of Psychiatry
"This is the first English translation of a brief, scholarly, and brilliantly original work which sets out to examine the links between the legend of the artist, in all cultures, and what E.H. Gombrich, in an introductory essay, calls ...
Author: Ernst Kris
Publisher: Yale University Press
One example of the degradation of terms is the meaning which is at present commonly attributed to the word "Magic." The true significance of that term is ...
Author: Lauron William De Laurence
Magic of Selling Art is the most complete book on selling art ever written. Reveals the secrets of master salespersons in layman's language. For individual artists as well as professional gallery staff. Filled with vignettes of Jack White's selling experiences and written in his clever Texas wit, Magic of Selling Art teaches how to soft sell in hard times. A must read for anyone in the retail business of art.
Anotherfactor that captivates folks is the hidden meaning in art. For some reason they believe that all art has hidden messages or encoded secrets.
Author: Jack White
Macbeth . so famed for early wisdom , believe not only in the Like castles built by magic art in air , existence of dæmons , the great agents in magic That ...
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
This book considers Warkov's art through an understanding of her life and the palpable effect her life as a Jewish woman growing up on the Canadian prairies has had on her art. This biography is not limited to the narrow discipline of art and art history. Rather, it is a contribution to the larger field of Canadian studies, including cultural studies, and social history. Prepared and written with careful consideration, the book provides a rare glimpse into the personal insights and explanations of Warkov and is richly illustrated with forty illustrations and photographs.
This book considers Warkov's art through an understanding of her life and the palpable effect her life as a Jewish woman growing up on the Canadian prairies has had on her art.
Author: Beverly Jean Rasporich
Publisher: Calgary : University of Calgary Press
This collection explores the importance of magic within Early Christianity
By its name, nature and meaning, magic is a distinctive art, even though it may be closely related to other arts. The secrecy in magical art does not ...
Author: Michael Labahn
Publisher: A&C Black
The ancient world of Egypt, Greece, and Rome was home to a set of magical and spiritual technologies, called theurgy, that unite the practice of magic with the aims of religion. Theurgy, or "godwork," is the art of creating a stronger bond between the theurgist and his or her deities. The results of this stronger bond were imminently practical: stronger magic, more meaningful existence, and a better life. With the fall of Rome, these techniques faded into obscurity, and many of them were lost forever. This book revives, restores, and reinvents these practices for a contemporary pagan or magical practitioner. A mixture of scholarly research and examination of source texts and daring experimentation and extrapolation leads to a complete and workable system that can inform a variety of practices, all presented in a relaxed, lighthearted, and readable way. Whether you practice witchcraft, ceremonial magic, or chaos magic, you can benefit from the practice of theurgy. You will learn techniques to create stronger bonds with divine forces, call up and communicate with spiritual beings, summon a magical assistant, create statues imbued with divine spirit, and master your own mind. The ultimate goal is union with the divine, but theurgy is a practical path, and every step on that path is designed to improve your life.
With the fall of Rome, these techniques faded into obscurity, and many of them were lost forever. This book revives, restores, and reinvents these practices for a contemporary pagan or magical practitioner.
Author: Patrick Dunn
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Discover how magic--real magic--can change your life with "The Truth About Ritual Magic" by Donald Tyson. Magic is real. It can give you inner peace and self-confidence, personal magnetism, the power to attain your goals, and a true understanding of your self and your place in the universe." "This book is your gateway to understanding a powerful and once-secret art: -Discover what you can expect from ritual magic--and what not to expect -Find out how ritual magic can change your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual being through opening a channel to your Higher Self -Explore the use of song, chants, dance, and special postures and breathing in ritual magic -Learn about the basic instruments of ritual magic: altar, magic circle, lamp, elemental symbols, robe, wand, sword, athame, and ring -Practice a simple ritual to awaken your magical perception of the world -Awaken your magical perception As a creative, potent force, magic has been an important part of human civilization for millennia. The power to shape the world still lies within each of us. "The Truth About Ritual Magic" is your key to deciphering the mystery of ritual magic--and your own latent magical powers.
Magic has ceased to be a taboo subject and instead , has become a curiosity . ... cannot impart the living soul of magic that gives the Art its meaning .
Author: Donald Tyson
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The Church has historically looked upon magic as devilish, and in modern times ... they cannot impart the living soul of magic that gives the Art its meaning.
Author: Donald Tyson
A deadly blight sweeps across the land, driving people and animal alike before it. Two sisters flee from the overtaking poison, ready to fight for their lives and each other. The Art of Magic is a short story about power, where it comes from, what we can do to change its course, and how the acts we perform every day can stop the unstoppable.
It was magic. It had to be. The dancer casually passed Korah off to Desna, ... It's delicate traceries took on a bright new meaning. "So each one of these.
Author: Tami Veldura
Publisher: Story Prism Studios
African Studies, contrary to some accounts, is not a separate continent in the world of American higher education. Its intellectual borders touch those of economics, literature, history, philosophy, and art; its history is the story of the world, both ancient and modern. This is the clear conclusion of Africa and the Disciplines, a book that addresses the question: Why should Africa be studied in the American university? This question was put to distinguished scholars in the social sciences and humanities, prominent Africanists who are also leaders in their various disciplines. Their responses make a strong and enlightening case for the importance of research on Africa to the academy. Paul Collier's essay, for example, shows how studies of African economies have clarified our understanding of the small open economies, and contributed to the theory of repressed inflation and to a number of areas in microeconomics as well. Art historian Suzanne Blier uses the terms and concepts that her discipline has applied to Africa to analyze the habits of mind and social practice of her own field. Christopher L. Miller describes the confounding and enriching impact of Africa on European and American literary theory. Political scientist Richard Sklar outlines Africa's contributions to the study of political modernization, pluralism, and rational choice. These essays, together with others from scholars in history, anthropology, philosophy, and comparative literature, attest to the influence of African research throughout the curriculum. For many, knowledge from Africa seems distant and exotic. These powerful essays suggest the contrary: that such knowledge has shaped the way in which scholars in various disciplines understand their worlds. Eloquent testimony to Africa's necessary place in the mainstream of American education, this book should alter the academy's understanding of the significance of African research, its definition of core and periphery in human knowledge. "These essays are at once exceptionally thoughtful and remarkably comprehensive. Not only do they offer an unusually interesting overview of African studies; they are also striking for the depth and freshness of their insights. This is the sort of volume from which both seasoned regional experts and students stand to learn an enormous amount."—John Comaroff, University of Chicago "These essays provide an important perspective on the evolution of African studies and offer insights into what Africa can mean for the different humanistic and social science disciplines. Many show in ingenious and subtle ways the enormous potential that the study of Africa has for confounding the main tenets of established fields. One could only hope that the strictures expressed here would be taken to heart in the scholarly world."—Robert L. Tignor, Princeton University
African art scholarship again may offer insight as to alternatives to ... to the Oxford English Dictionary (1971 edition) magic is: "The pretended art of ...
Author: Robert H. Bates
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Sacred Living for Each Season Celebrate life: What is sacred living? It is aligning our living with the rhythms of the Earth and recognizing that those rhythms are deeply meaningful. It is living in the knowledge that we are part of something larger than ourselves. It is being grateful for life while we live it. The key to celebrating the abundance of life lies in the recognition that we are surrounded by all that is sacred. Organized by season, Rituals for Magic and Meaning offers a suggested ceremony for each day of the year and includes hundreds of simple rites, suggestions, meditations, and holiday celebrations that can make the ordinary extraordinary. Personalize your scared rituals: The culmination of a life’s work, author Cerridwen Greenleaf has poured her years of study into this guide to creating meaning in daily life. Rituals for Magic and Meaning fully explores the hows and whys behind ritual - allowing readers to truly master the art of creating personalized rituals. The author provides readers with a clear understanding of what makes up a ritual as well as detailed instruction on how to actually create rituals for personal growth. This book also gives readers a deeper awareness of the uses and applications of the art of rituals. Rituals for Magic and Meaning includes detailed information on: holiday rituals; seasonal rituals; designing original rituals; rites of passage and even life events such as birth, baby-naming, healing circles before surgery, “letting go” divorce rituals, graduation and weddings. Rituals for Magic and Meaning is an empowering and thought-provoking book that guides readers to the next level of their journey towards personal and spiritual growth.
Rituals for Magic and Meaning can guide you down the path until you feel ready to take that leap of faith and begin to design rituals of your own.
Author: Cerridwen Greenleaf
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
Wicca finds its roots in pre-Christian mythos, pulling on the fundamental virtues that celebrate nature, the god and goddess and holds true to the heartfelt pledge, "Harm none, do what thou will." While many modern ideas and misconceptions have maligned Wicca, or lumped it into demonic worship, Wicca is actually a religion of love and acceptance, one that embraces all life for what it is and strives to find the commonalities that tie us all together. Many Wiccans do not practice magic, finding their spiritually satisfied with the ethics and staples of the Religion. Yet for those that do, Candle Magic is the most common. This guide not only explains what Wicca is and isn't, it also explains just what candle magic is; how it can be used, what it is used for, the many various of ways performing it and all the supplies one might need to partake in this most sacred of magics. This is a wonderful resource for any already versed in Wicca magic and it is the perfect Beginners guide to anyone just starting their journey.
The Beginner's Guide to Practicing Wiccan Candle Magic Magus Herbst ... Wiccan practices carry a deeper meaning than that , which is more concentrated on ...
Author: Magus Herbst
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit