Magic Words, Magic Worlds

Magic Words, Magic Worlds

Author: Matthew Oliver

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476645889

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

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While all fiction uses words to construct models of the world for readers, nowhere is this more obvious than in fantasy fiction. Epic fantasy novels create elaborate secondary worlds entirely out of language, yet the writing style used to construct those worlds has rarely been studied in depth. This book builds the foundations for a study of style in epic fantasy. Close readings of selected novels by such writers as Steven Erikson, Ursula Le Guin, N. K. Jemisin and Brandon Sanderson offer insights into the significant implications of fantasy's use of syntax, perspective, paratexts, frame narratives and more. Re-examining critical assumptions about the reading experience of epic fantasy, this work explores the genre's reputation for flowery, archaic language and its ability to create a sense of wonder. Ultimately, it argues that epic fantasy shapes the way people think, examining how literary representation and style influence perception.

Magic Words

Magic Words

Author: Craig Conley

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609250508

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 360

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Magic Words: A Dictionary is a oneofakind resource for armchair linguists, popculture enthusiasts, Pagans, Wiccans, magicians, and trivia nuts alike. Brimming with the most intriguing magic words and phrases from around the world and illustrated throughout with magical symbols and icons, Magic Words is a dictionary like no other. More than sevenhundred essay style entries describe the origins of magical words as well as historical and popular variations and fascinating trivia. With sources ranging from ancient Medieval alchemists to modern stage magicians, necromancers, and wizards of legend to miracle workers throughout time, Magic Words is a must have for any scholar of magic, language, history, and culture.

Young Adult Literature: Magical Worlds

Young Adult Literature: Magical Worlds

Author: Torrey Maloof

Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.

ISBN: 9781684449569

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Read Along or Enhanced eBook: 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 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.

Magical Words (The Most Inexhaustible Source of Magic in Your Life): Simply Intellectually Spiritual Revolution (Simply INSPIRE)

Magical Words (The Most Inexhaustible Source of Magic in Your Life): Simply Intellectually Spiritual Revolution (Simply INSPIRE)

Author: Ravi Anand

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781483489278

Category: Self-Help

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This Book Can Be The Start Of A Legendary Story Called YOU! “Highly evolved human beings are successful, however the question is why? Hope you find your answers in this book and they reach the beautiful soul who is reading them.” Ravi Anand, an author and motivational blogger, seeks to answer that question in this inspirational collection of maxims and principles. The magical words he shares include: Today give someone a precious smile so contagious that it flows from your face to theirs in a fraction of a second. The true spirit of life is that when one dream fails or is shattered, you chase another even bigger dream, and life goes on. When the mirror is intact, people stop and admire their beauty. When the mirror is broken, people step away and walk past. The fact is only the perception changes, not the quality of image visible. There is no benchmark of success. If you try and imitate, then you are setting a limit. Remember, as athletes say, records are meant to be broken.

The Angels' Message to Humanity

The Angels' Message to Humanity

Author: Gerald J. Schueler

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 156718605X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 247

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Initiate yourself into one of the most enriching and powerful systems of magick anywhere. The Angels'? Message to Humanity presents a radical, new system of 88 graded paths based on mandalas created from the five Enochian tablets. Incorporating ritual magick, creative visualization, yoga, and mantras, nothing apart from this book is needed for these initiations. The revised pathworking rituals in The Angels'? Message to Humanity allow a magician to fully explore the Enochian system of magick, alone or with others. Explore alternative methods of skrying and ritually working with the Watchtowers. Build the Enochian Cube as a powerful, three-dimensional model of the magickal universe through advanced pathworking rituals. Geared to the intermediate or advanced magickal student, this book is divided into easy-to-read text and endnotes containing helpful references and technical information, as well as 121 illustrations and 8 color plates. This is a Print-on-Demand title. Please allow an additional 2-3 days for delivery

Discovering Dune

Discovering Dune

Author: Dominic J. Nardi

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476646725

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 285

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Frank Herbert's Dune is one of the most well-known science fiction novels of all time, and it is often revered alongside time-honored classics like The Lord of the Rings. Unlike Tolkien's work, the Dune series has received remarkably little academic attention. This collection includes fourteen new essays from various academic disciplines--including philosophy, political science, disability studies, Islamic theology, environmental studies, and Byzantine history--that examine all six of Herbert's Dune books. As a compendium, it asserts that a multidisciplinary approach to the texts can lead to fresh discoveries. Also included in this collection are an introduction by Tim O'Reilly, who authored one of the first critical appraisals of Herbert's writings in 1981, and a comprehensive bibliography of essential primary and secondary sources.

The World's Most Mysterious Objects

The World's Most Mysterious Objects

Author: Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1770706887

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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Objects can carry romantic myths, embody dangerous curses, or provide links to our past. Some mysterious items, like the Hope Diamond, can still be found today, while others, like the Philosophers’ Stone, have vanished into the mists of time. Gifted and sensitive psychometrists can apparently pick up an object and learn many things about its past and its previous owners. The World’s Most Mysterious Objects provides a glimpse into these enigmas, exploring everything from psychic weapons and spiritual icons to alchemical experiments and strange devices. With this intriguing book, find out what secrets the world could be hiding.

Magic Words

Magic Words

Author: Tim David

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698164192

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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Years of experience as a magician taught Tim David that real magic is all about words, and the way they influence the minds of the audience. What sets a professional magician apart from an amateur are people skills like communication, influence, and engagement—skills that are also effective in the workplace. By applying seven “magic” words in a business setting, David offers tools for effective and persuasive communication. You will learn: The secret word that Harvard psychologists discovered is the key to unlocking human motivation How one very special word (spoken only inside your mind) mysteriously has a profound positive impact on those around you The number one mistake that managers make during 1-on-1’s, and the one simple word that can fix it all What Dale Carnegie dubs “the sweetest sound in any language” How one tiny word can instantly change someone’s mind for the better The single word that an in-depth study of thousands of hours of call center recordings revealed as the quickest way to reduce differences and calm people down How the infamous “But Eraser” works and why so many people mess it up The REAL magic behind the word “thanks” The seven words: Magic Word #1 – Because Magic Word #2 – "Name" Magic Word #3 – If Magic Word #4 - But Magic Word #5 - Absolutely Magic Word #6 - Thanks Magic Word #7 - Help

The Magic Words: Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults

The Magic Words: Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults

Author: Cheryl Klein

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393292251

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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This master class in writing children’s and young adult novels will teach you everything you need to know to write and publish a great book. The best children’s and young adult novels take readers on wonderful outward adventures and stirring inward journeys. In The Magic Words, editor Cheryl B. Klein guides writers on an enjoyable and practical-minded voyage of their own, from developing a saleable premise for a novel to finding a dream agent. She delves deep into the major elements of fiction—intention, character, plot, and voice—while addressing important topics like diversity, world-building, and the differences between middle-grade and YA novels. In addition, the book’s exercises, questions, and straightforward rules of thumb help writers apply these insights to their own creative works. With its generous tone and useful tools for story analysis and revision, The Magic Words is an essential handbook for writers of children’s and young adult fiction.

Unity and Diversity in World's Living Religions

Unity and Diversity in World's Living Religions

Author: Muhammad Hedayetullah

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781426947438

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Muhammad Hedayetullah has spent much of his life and career studying the religions of the world, and he has come to a very simple but informed conclusion: all world religions are basically the same. Certainly, they are spread across separate geographical areas. Yes, the deities of different religions are called by different names. And yet, there is a unity of purpose among them all. "Unity and Diversity in World's Living Religions" is one man's educated journey through the religions of the world. By focusing on the living religions of today, he has derived a conclusive level of similarity underlying every culture known to modern man. From the deities worshipped by Hinduism, to Confucianism and even Christianity, all cultures seek a connection with a higher power for strength, guidance, and love. Hedayetullah's conclusions are remarkable in this day and age, especially with religious wars and prejudices based solely on the adverse beliefs of the so-called "enemy." What would the world be like if we were to realize and accept that we are all one people, under one higher power, seeking to worship together? It is not a simple feat, but it starts with a solitary insight: no matter where we are or what we believe, we are one.