Enchantment, Terror and Deliverance in the City of Love

Author: David Talbot

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439127872

Category: History

Page: 480

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Salon founder David Talbot chronicles the cultural history of San Francisco and from the late 1960s to the early 1980s when figures such as Harvey Milk, Janis Joplin, Jim Jones, and Bill Walsh helped usher from backwater city to thriving metropolis.
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Author: Natasha Mostert

Publisher: Portable Magic Ltd.

ISBN: 1909965111

Category: Fiction

Page: 446

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In her award-winning novel, Mostert blends alchemy, the art of memory, high magic and murder to create a highly original psychological thriller. Gabriel Blackstone is a cool, hip, thoroughly twenty-first century Londoner with an unusual talent. A computer hacker by trade, he is also a remote viewer: able to ‘slam a ride’ through the minds of others. But he uses his gift only reluctantly -- until he is contacted by an ex-lover who begs him to find her step-son, last seen months earlier in the company of two sisters. And so Gabriel visits Monk House, a place where time seems to stand still, and where the rooms are dominated by the coded symbol of a cross and circle.Gabriel becomes increasingly bewitched by the house, and by its owners, the beautiful and mysterious Monk sisters. But even as he falls in love, he knows that one of them is a killer. But which one? And what is the secret they are so determined to protect?
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Author: Mariah Fredericks

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade

ISBN: 0449812790

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

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Like Fredericks's The Girl in the Park, here is a page-turner that perfectly captures the world of New York City private schools, as it explores the notion of power among teenage girls. Publisher's Weekly, in a starred review, raves, "Fredericks again proves her gift for conveying the intensity of adolescence, while exploring the ways girls’ sexuality is used against them and asking why 'we all have to be predators and prey.'" Queen Bee Chloe is going to make Toni suffer for whatever transpired between Toni and Chloe's boyfriend, Oliver, over the summer. From day one of eleventh grade, she has Toni branded as a super slut, and it isn't long before things get so ugly that Toni fears for her safety. What's a scared, powerless, and fed-up teenager to do? Guided by Cassandra—a girl with some serious problems of her own—Toni decides to stop playing the victim and take control. Cassandra has been experimenting with witchcraft, and together they cast a spell on Chloe that may actually cause her death. Could Toni have really made such an awful thing happen? From the Hardcover edition.
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How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll

Author: Peter Bebergal

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN: 0399174966

Category: Music

Page: 288

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This epic cultural and historical odyssey unearths the full influence of occult traditions on rock and roll - from the Beatles to Black Sabbath - and shows how the marriage between mysticism and music changed our world. From the hoodoo-inspired sounds of Elvis Presley to the Eastern odysseys of George Harrison, from the dark dalliances of Led Zeppelin to the Masonic imagery of today's hip-hop scene, the occult has long breathed life into rock and hip-hop. Writing with vivid storytelling and laser-sharp analysis, Peter Bebergal reveals how esoteric and supernatural traditions became a key part of emergence and progress of rock and roll. 'Fascinating . . . an absorbing read deserving an important place in rock literature.' Michael Moorcock 'Passionate, informed, gripping and at times wonderfully lyrical.' Jason Heller, NPR.com'Kudos to Bebergal for taming the wily spirits of rock long enough to capture their essence in this fascinating book. Perhaps more impressive is the book's comprehensiveness . . . Season of the Witchputs the hellfire in highbrow.' Casey Rae, The Contrarian'Skillfully woven . . . will delight any music fan and music historian in equal measure.' Spirituality Today'A thoroughly researched, absorbing, entertaining ride for anyone who's ever played the Beatles' 'White Album' backwards.' Andrea Shea, WBUR/ NPR'A must-read.' Cheryl Eddy, io9.com
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Author: Arni Thorarinsson

Publisher: Amazoncrossing

ISBN: 9781611091038

Category: Fiction

Page: 364

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"Season of the witch was first published in 2005 by Forlagin as Timi nornarinnar. Translated from Islandic by Anna Yates"--T.p. verso.
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Author: S. L. MacGregor Mathers

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486121011

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

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How to make a magic carpet, become invisible, and find love are among the procedures detailed in this famous book of prayers and instructions on trafficking with the spirit world.
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Border Lines, Marginal Notes

Author: Gail B. Griffin

Publisher: Trilogy Publications


Category: Education

Page: 272

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In Season of the Witch, feminist professor Gail Griffin explores the landscape of the late 20th century as she examines subjects ranging from the significance of the Beatles, Motown and the Wizard of Oz, to defenses of feminism, multiculturalism and political correctness. She also reflects deeply throughout on the art and philosophy of teaching. With penetrating insight she dives into the treacherous waters of teaching African American literature to white students, looking for places where real contact might be made. In recounting classroom dramas, both tension-filled and triumphant, she paints a picture of a woman willing to take risks to transcend differences, and open her students' minds to new possibilities.
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The Haunted History of the Bell Witch of Tennessee

Author: Troy Taylor

Publisher: Whitechapel Productions

ISBN: 9781892523051

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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"The haunted history of the Infamous Bell Witch of Tennessee is America's greatest story and in this new, revised and updated edition of Taylor's classic book on the case, you'll come face to face with the blood chilling creature in a way that you never have before!"--Back cover.
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Author: Gail Simone

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1621159396

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 152

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Superstar writer Gail Simone picks up Lara Croft's story where the smash hit Tomb Raider game left off in this collection of Tomb Raider #1-#6! Lara and the other survivors of the Endurance are experiencing horrific visions after their ordeal in the Lost Kingdom of Yamatai. But the visions lead to a darker fate . . . can Lara survive the calamities that await her as she struggles to piece this new mystery, and her life, back together?
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Author: Constance M. Burge

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689865457

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Follows the Halliwell sisters--Phoebe, Piper, and Paige--as they experience more Wiccan adventures.
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A Celestra Companion Novel

Author: Addison Moore

Publisher: Addison Moore

ISBN: 1624300359

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 210

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*This can be read as a standalone novel. From the New York Times, USA TODAY and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Addison Moore comes Ezrina's Story... 1692 Salem, Massachusetts Heathcliff O’Hare has always had a heart for Ezrina MacHatter. When hundreds of young girls from the Celestra faction are snatched up by the magistrate as witches, Ezrina realizes that the Nephilim are in grave danger. Someone, or some other faction, is bent on destroying her people. As obnoxious as Ezrina finds Heathcliff, his help is needed to infiltrate the wicked Counts to uncover their sinister plans. But when Ezrina starts having feelings for him, she realizes that giving her heart to Heathcliff could put her family in peril in ways that she could never imagine. Ezrina is determined to put her people, her faction, and her heart first. This is the season of her retribution. This is the season of the witch.
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Author: J. W. Ocker

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581575548

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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Edgar Award-winning travel writer spends an autumn living in one of America's spookiest tourist destinations: Salem, Massachusetts Salem, Massachusetts, may be the strangest city on the planet. A single event in its 400 years of history—the Salem Witch Trials of 1692—transformed it into the Capital of Creepy in America. But Salem is a seasonal town—and its season happens to be Halloween. Every October, this small city of 40,000 swells to close to half a million as witches, goblins, ghouls, and ghosts (and their admirers) descend on Essex Street. For the fall of 2015, occult enthusiast and Edgar Award–winning writer J.W. Ocker moved his family of four to downtown Salem to experience firsthand a season with the witch, visiting all of its historical sites and macabre attractions. In between, he interviews its leaders and citizens, its entrepreneurs and visitors, its street performers and Wiccans, its psychics and critics, creating a picture of this unique place and the people who revel in, or merely weather, its witchiness.
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Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780345484505

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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As one of the most consistently exciting writers to emerge in the last twenty-five years, Orson Scott Card has been honored with numerous awards, immersing readers in dazzling worlds only he could create. Now, in Enchantment, Card works his magic as never before, transforming the timeless story of Sleeping Beauty into an original fantasy brimming with romance and adventure. The moment Ivan stumbled upon a clearing in the dense Carpathian forest, his life was forever changed. Atop a pedestal encircled by fallen leaves, the beautiful princess Katerina lay still as death. But beneath the foliage a malevolent presence stirred and sent the ten-year-old Ivan scrambling for the safety of Cousin Marek's farm. Now, years later, Ivan is an American graduate student, engaged to be married. Yet he cannot forget that long-ago day in the forest--or convince himself it was merely a frightened boy's fantasy. Compelled to return to his native land, Ivan finds the clearing just as he left it. This time he does not run. This time he awakens the beauty with a kiss . . . and steps into a world that vanished a thousand years ago. A rich tapestry of clashing worlds and cultures, Enchantment is a powerfully original novel of a love and destiny that transcend centuries . . . and the dark force that stalks them across the ages. From the Hardcover edition.
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Le Couer Dechire

Author: Etienne De Mendes

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434360601

Category: Fiction

Page: 676

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So what's the matter with you?! why are you still single? why are you single again? why are you married again? where are the kids? & uh... uh... that's not your wife... There's no exception to the rule: we're all idiots. We've fallen in love; we finally talk the correct name in our sleep; so we get hitched, though this is probably a good time to scream Out of the frying pan & into the fire! Marriage is scary, awe-producing, holy, but mostly scary. Desi Hunt, of Misbehavior of the Would-Be Wife, is a housewife but behaves like a typographical error against the backdrop of all traditions: the almost-always-there-but-not-like-really-there-housewife kind of deal. It's like a curse: no one knows what's wrong with her. Apparently, not everyone can do marriage. Desi is completely unmarriageable at the moment: not cool with God right now, being sort of clinically allergic to relationships & stuff. She's been forced [seriously] to crave chastity as a side effect of banging her head on the wall for some bloody answers to Why Marry? Her married life has been an anecdote of the shaggy dog: long, rambling, irrational behavior, & finally an irrelevant conclusion. So what is up with Desi & marriage? For everyone else who's relatively normal compared to her, before marriage equals going to bed with your wife from day number one, just so that you know: marriage is a way of life. True we're only human, we all make mistakes: we can count them by the number of crushed hearts, cold tears, severed relationships, forgotten prayers... Just maybe, for crying out loud, we're willing to fail that many times to understand, & that's huge.
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Celebrating the 8 Wiccan Festivals of the Year

Author: Gail Duff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781569753361

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 222

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With decorating projects, menu suggestions, and group activities for each festival, this book is a Wiccan guide to eight celebrations in tune with the natural rhythm of the year and its changing seasons. Illustrations.
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Celebrating the Sabbats with the Garden Witch

Author: Ellen Dugan

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 073873554X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

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In this charming book, award-winning author Ellen Dugan offers an intimate look at her personal practices and magickal life throughout the wheel of the year. Written with humor, warmth, and practicality, Ellen offers a fresh twist on ways to honor each season, along with insightful journal notes about her enchanted gardens. Her magickal lessons and stories about her own coven—how they celebrated, changed, and grew over the course of the year—will inspire you. Enjoy sabbat-themed spells, rituals, herbal magick, and holiday recipes that will motivate you to make your own seasons of witchery more unique and meaningful. Midsummer Faery Garden Blessing Butterfly Magick Jack-o'-Lantern Spell The Wild Hunt at Yuletide An Imbolc Spell to Celebrate the Goddess Brigid Perfect Eggs for Ostara Herbal Bouquets and Tussie-Mussies
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