Magic America

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Author: C. E. Medford
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781500385941
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Magic America by C. E. Medford

Original Title: Magic America

Hope lives in an alternative Trenton, New Jersey of the 1980s where radioactive cats, congenital tattoos, biker angels, cocky fairy godmothers and the determination to survive another day are all that stand between her family and the creeping chemical forces of LoboChem, a manufacturer willing to destroy all that is beautiful for the sake of a profit. Magic America is a story about coming of age in fluorescent, urbo-suburban, magic-realism America. Dust off your Wigwams and your high-tops, your banana clips and Aquanet, for a trip through the streets and skies of a Garden State where love triumphs over fear, faith is what you die with and family is who you ride with.

52 Ways To Magic America

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Author: James Flint
ISBN: 9781841155234
Size: 76.82 MB
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52 Ways To Magic America by James Flint

Original Title: 52 Ways To Magic America

I 1981 mister 9-årige Martin Quick, kaldet Marty, sin mor, der dør af kræft; en onkel fra America fortæller om magien som flugtvej, men advarer også mod løgnen/illusionen som ligger gemt i den. Som 19 årig beslutter Marty sig for en karriere som tryllekunstner og sammen med Terri prøver han at gennemføre sin drøm.

America S Magic Mountain

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Author: Curtis White
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 9781564783691
Size: 35.67 MB
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America S Magic Mountain by Curtis White

Original Title: America S Magic Mountain

A contemporary version of Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain, Curtis White's novel begins with Mann's "unassuming young man," Hans Castorp, visiting his cousin at a health retreat. In this version though, the retreat is a spa for recovering alcoholics, unlike all other rehab centers. Rather than encouraging their patients to free themselves of their addiction, the directors of The Elixir believe that sobriety isn't for everyone, that you must let alcohol work its way on you. Filled with many compelling and comic voices, White's novel is a strange and unlikely world that, nevertheless, is quite recognizable as our own.

Witchcraft And Magic

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Author: Helen A. Berger
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812201256
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Witchcraft And Magic by Helen A. Berger

Original Title: Witchcraft And Magic

Magic, always part of the occult underground in North America, has experienced a resurgence since the 1960s. Although most contemporary magical religions have come from abroad, they have found fertile ground in which to develop in North America. Who are today's believers in Witchcraft and how do they worship? Alternative spiritual paths have increased the ranks of followers dramatically, particularly among well-educated middle-class individuals. Witchcraft and Magic conveys the richness of magical religious experiences found in today's culture, covering the continent of North America and the Caribbean. These original essays survey current and historical issues pertinent to religions that incorporate magical or occult beliefs and practices, and they examine contemporary responses to these religions. The relationship between Witchcraft and Neopaganism is explored, as is their intersection with established groups practicing goddess worship. Recent years have seen the growth in New Age magic and Afro-Caribbean religions, and these developments are also addressed in this volume. All the religions covered offer adherents an alternative worldview and rituals that are aimed at helping individuals redefine themselves and make their interactions with the environment more empowered. Many modern occult religions share an absence of dogma or central authority to determine orthodoxy, and have become a contemporary experience embracing modern concerns like feminism, environmentalism, civil rights, and gay rights. Afro-Caribbean religions such as Santería, Palo, and Curanderismo, which do have a more developed dogma and authority structure, offer their followers a religion steeped in African and Hispanic traditions. Responses to the growth of magical religions have varied, from acceptance to an unfounded concern about the growth of a satanic underground. And, as magical religions have flourished, increased interest has resulted in a growing commercialization, with its threat of trivialization.

Religion Magic And Science In Early Modern Europe And America

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Author: Allison Coudert
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0275996735
Size: 18.63 MB
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Religion Magic And Science In Early Modern Europe And America by Allison Coudert

Original Title: Religion Magic And Science In Early Modern Europe And America

This fascinating study looks at how the seemingly incompatible forces of science, magic, and religion came together in the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries to form the foundations of modern culture.

Job Search Magic

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Author: Susan Britton Whitcomb
Publisher: Jist Works
Size: 50.58 MB
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Job Search Magic by Susan Britton Whitcomb

Original Title: Job Search Magic

This book condenses all of the groundbreaking job search guidance from JIST best-sellers Resume Magic, Interview Magic, and Cover Letter Magic into one all-inclusive volume, plus a no-fail system for finding and landing the perfect job for you. Includes sample resumes and cover letters, before-and-after interview responses, career-choice guidance, helpful job search Web sites, salary-negotiation tips, job success tips, and much, much more!

Wonder Shows

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Author: Fred Nadis
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813541212
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Wonder Shows by Fred Nadis

Original Title: Wonder Shows

In Wonder Shows, Fred Nadis offers a colorful history of these traveling magicians, inventors, popular science lecturers, and other presenters of “miracle science” who revealed science and technology to the public in awe-inspiring fashion. The book provides an innovative synthesis of the history of performance with a wider study of culture, science, and religion from the antebellum period to the present.

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