What if you could carry a prayer or spell with you all the time? With a specially crafted gris gris bag at hand, you hold the power to attract love, protection, good fortune, and anything you wish into your life. Magic’s in the Bag is the only book that teaches you everything you need to know about creating and using gris gris bags. It takes you on a fascinating and fun exploration of the history of mojo bags and charms, from ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Celtic beliefs to early Native American and African spiritual practices to modern voodoo in New Orleans. You’ll find more than 75 simple spells to empower your gris gris bag, including enchantments for beauty, fidelity, and creativity, contacting spirits, safe travel, and sweet dreams. You’ll get tips on growing your own gris gris garden. Alphabetical lists of magical correspondences for moon phases, herbs, crystals, stones, and shells make it easy to determine the best time and the optimal ingredients for making your wishes come true.
Author: Olga Kryuchkova
Publisher: Babelcube Inc.
Release Date: 2019-01-14
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Spells and charms (originally, from the word to protect, [оберегать], which have remained till our days from the ages are nothing, but particles of ancient pagan prayers. With the adoption of Christianity in Ancient Russia, texts of canonical and apocryphal prayers were included in a number of spells, while the rest of them remained almost unchanged. However, all of them are the strongest carrier of spiritual energy. There is a lot of unclarity and inexplicability from the point of view of the modern human being. This heritage comes from the distant past. Spells are the secret knowledge of healers, wizards, fortune-tellers. Our ancestors asked them for help in cases of illnesses or some daily household needs. In this book, a set of “tools” is collected for all occasions. It is intended, first of all, for women. In ancient times of matriarchy, a woman was the one who protected her family from degeneration, evil spirits, danger. Her spells helped to raise the prosperity of a family, successful hunting, fishing. They also helped both the old and the young; helped with the family, love, protected the cattle from diseases, made soldiers invulnerable in fights. Women were the guides-healers. They knew the prophetic word creating a spell. Since it was a woman giving life to a child, she felt involved in the supernatural world, unearthly forces. Witchcraft passed from generation to generation: from grandmothers to young women by holding a special ritual.
Author: Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: 2004-02-01
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Whether it's a tale of a wizard developing his powers or a breakneck chase through New York City in search of the Grail, the best fantasy is all about coming face to face with reality---with boundaries---and saying, What if? It's about stepping across the threshold of what is and what must be into a world of maybes and why-nots. Most of all, it's a great deal of fun. It's for today's generation of young readers that Patrick Nielsen Hayden---winner of the World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology---has selected these stories from the thousands published by contemporary fantasy writers over the past two decades. For those readers who keep asking questions but are never completely satisfied with the answers---only the journey. Here is National Book Award winner Ursula K. Le Guin with a tale of wizardry from the world of her Earthsea books. Here is Orson Scott Card, author of Ender's Game, with the original story of Prentice Alvin in alternate, magical nineteenth-century America. Here is Newbery Medal winner Robin McKinley with a tale of an exiled princess's quest to regain her people. Here is Sandman author Neil Gaiman with a story of chivalry, with a distinctly modern twist. Here are werewolves and princesses, battles and enchantments, and great stories from Jane Yolen, Harry Turtledove, Charles de Lint, Emma Bull, and more. Whimsical or harrowing, irreverent or sublime, each of these stories is an adventure in imagination. Journey from the here and now to New Magics. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Chuck Wilson
Release Date: 2013-09-15
Santa's Magic Toy Bag began as a Christmas tradition for our family when our twins were 3 years old. One night, a few weeks before Christmas, a book and Santa's Magic Toy Bag appeared under our Christmas tree. The book explained that Santa needed the help of good little boys and girls. Santa asked the children to gather toys to give away and place them into the "magic" bag for Santa to take with him when he returned on Christmas Eve. Our children were excited to share their treasures with others and eagerly accepted Santa's challenge! Our hope is that you will make Santa's Magic Toy Bag a part of your family's Christmas traditions.
From sorcerous bridges that link worlds to the simple traditions of country folk; from the mysterious natures of twins to the dangerous powers of obligation and contract. Laden with perils for both the adventurous and the unsuspecting, magic is ultimately a contradiction: endlessly powerful but never without consequence, and rigidly defined by rules of its own making. Award-winning Jonathan Strahan brings together some of the most exciting and popular writers working in fantasy today to dig into that contradiction, and present you with the strange, the daunting, the mathematical, the unpredictable, the deceptive and above all the fearsome world of magic. Includes stories by Garth Nix, K J Parker, Tony Ballantyne, James Bradley, Isobelle Carmody, Frances Hardinge, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Ellen Klages, Justina Robson, Christopher Rowe, Robert Shearman, Karin Tidbeck, Genevieve Valentine and Kaaron Warren.
Author: Charles S. Hudson
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Release Date: 2012-10
Peggy Goody and the Magic Triangle is a book about a twelve-year-old girl, who is innocently drawn into a world of fairy and wizard magic. She is given fairy magic for helping a fairy who was badly injured and trapped high up in a tree in the forest. The fairy was about to be captured by a band of Demodoms, red hairy creatures that roam the forest. After a massive struggle, Peggy manages to get the fairy down from the tree and safely home. The Silver Fairy thanks Peggy and rewards her with fairy magic. Peggy puts her magic to good use and gets involved in many daring and dangerous adventures and saves many lives. The book has has seventeen chapters, each on a new adventure. By chapter 17, Peggy is fifteen years old and has been given much more magic by the fairies, and her adventures take on a more sinister and dangerous tone, when she meets Savajic Menglor.
Seit mehr als zweitausend Jahren hat man die Worte eines heiligen Textes missverstanden. Fast alle, die sie gelesen haben, haben sie verdreht und mit einem Geheimnis umgeben. Nur ganz wenige Menschen haben im Lauf der Zeit begriffen, dass diese Worte ein Rätsel sind – ein Rätsel, das von uns gelöst werden will. Wenn Sie einmal seinen Schleier gelüftet haben, wird Ihnen die ganze Welt neu erscheinen. In THE MAGIC enthüllt Rhonda Byrne dieses geheime Wissen der ganzen Welt, und es wird auch Ihr Leben verändern! Mehr noch: Auf einer 28-tägigen Reise zeigt sie Ihnen, wie Sie es in Ihrem Alltag anwenden können. Es spielt keine Rolle, wer Sie sind; es spielt keine Rolle, wo Sie leben und was Sie gerade tun: THE MAGIC wird Ihr Leben vollkommen verändern!
Paco, who has eleven older sisters, thinks nobody pays any attention to him anymore, so he decides to pack his things and run away in search of some lonely millionaire who is looking to adopt a little boy and treat him like a prince.
The Party Fairies' magic is missing --- and the Fairyland jubilee is going to be a flop! This is our tenth group of Rainbow Magic fairies; all seven books in the group will be released at once.It's party time! A big bash for King Oberon and Queen Titania is underway in Fairyland. The Party Fairies keep everything running smoothly, until Jack Frost's goblins steal their magic party bags. Now parties everywhere aren't festive --- they're a flop! Melodie the Music Fairy's magic is missing, and party music is hitting all the wrong notes. Rachel and Kirsty have to change the goblins' tune! Find the magic party bag in each book and save celebrations everywhere!
It has been said many times that photography is painting with light, or that photography is all about light. For Jeanine Leech, the idea of painting with light is a passion. She uses it as a brush for color, texture, and dimension to create dynamic and expressive images. In this book, Leech details her techniques for finding and using the best light to create breathtaking landscape images. To get that special moment, you are often chasing the light. In landscape photography there are moments of defining light. It can be a single moment that may only last a second when the light is just perfect. These moments don’t happen every day but when they do one frame can tell the story with more visual impact than all the others. The ability to improvise, to stop and get the light when these moments occur randomly, is the difference between producing a standard photo and something that truly stand out. This book provides the basic principles of photography necessary for capturing this magic successfully. Starting with a rundown of the equipment that Leech uses and explaining the core concepts of photography, the book proceeds to detail shooting at different times of day. From the first light at dawn, through midday and onto dusk, Leech provides stunning examples of how each type of light can be used. Each photo in the book is accompanied by the camera settings used to capture it. True magic light is rare. It happens in a fleeting moment, not to be repeated again, lasting only a few minutes or seconds. Its quality is so unique that it changes the color, appearance and ultimately the mood of the subjects it falls upon. Part three of the book focuses on the different types of landscapes. First weather is covered. A photo shoot in the Smoky Mountains shows how attention to detail and setting can make the shot. The light and the weather change in mere seconds. As Leech points out, knowing the basics of photography and how to work your equipment quickly is essential. Each of the stunning photos in the book is a testament to this. After that Leach discusses how she chooses different landscapes. Intimate landscapes can be found anywhere. Sometimes making artistic choices like only focusing on a small portion of a setting provides an image with greater impact. Finally, the book covers the use of polarizer’s, various filters and multiple digital darkroom techniques.
Outstanding collection of nearly 200 crowd-pleasing mental magic feats requiring no special equipment. Author offers insider's tips and expert advice on techniques, presentation, diversions, patter, staging, more.