Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN : 9781644114179
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 864

• Three hardcover volumes in slipcase • Corrects the many mistranslations, copyist mistakes, and errors introduced from other editions, drawing on new research and access to Agrippa’s source texts • Restores all of Agrippa’s original illustrations • Presents a nearly complete bibliography of Agrippa’s primary sources One of the most important texts in the Western magical tradition for nearly 500 years, Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa’s 1533 work Three Books of Occult Philosophy collates a multitude of sources from the Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance periods and organizes them into a coherent explanation of the magical world. Divided into three parts--the natural world, the celestial world, and the divine world--the book systematically explains the philosophy, logic, and methods of magic and astrology and how they work. The basis for 19th-century magical orders such as the Golden Dawn and a primary source for countless books on magical uses of stones, herbs, incense, and astrology, Agrippa’s many lists and diagrams have proven invaluable to magicians since the 16th century. Yet, until now, all English editions of Agrippa’s Three Books were based on the same flawed 1651 translation from the mysterious “J.F.” In this new translation from the original 1533 Latin edition, Eric Purdue corrects the many mistranslations, copyist mistakes, and errors introduced from other editions as well as restores all of Agrippa’s original illustrations. Purdue notates every correction and offers commentary, drawing on major developments in the research of older magical and astrological texts. He also presents a nearly complete bibliography of Agrippa’s primary sources, revealing Agrippa as a mainstream scholar of his day. Presenting the first new English translation of Three Books of Occult Philosophy in more than 350 years, this three-volume hardcover boxed set repairs the gaps in knowledge pervasive in the original translation and restores the magical spirit of Agrippa’s masterpiece, allowing us to hear Agrippa speak again.

Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
Category : Computers
ISBN : 9781452957579
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 336

A complete history and theory of internet daemons brings these little-known—but very consequential—programs into the spotlight We’re used to talking about how tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Amazon rule the internet, but what about daemons? Ubiquitous programs that have colonized the Net’s infrastructure—as well as the devices we use to access it—daemons are little known. Fenwick McKelvey weaves together history, theory, and policy to give a full account of where daemons come from and how they influence our lives—including their role in hot-button issues like network neutrality. Going back to Victorian times and the popular thought experiment Maxwell’s Demon, McKelvey charts how daemons evolved from concept to reality, eventually blossoming into the pandaemonium of code-based creatures that today orchestrates our internet. Digging into real-life examples like sluggish connection speeds, Comcast’s efforts to control peer-to-peer networking, and Pirate Bay’s attempts to elude daemonic control (and skirt copyright), McKelvey shows how daemons have been central to the internet, greatly influencing everyday users. Internet Daemons asks important questions about how much control is being handed over to these automated, autonomous programs, and the consequences for transparency and oversight.

Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781434929235
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 774

Rachel of the Sword by Linda Carnahan Rachel Alice Grayson suddenly wakes up in a different world. Zagrith the daemon witch takes her from the safety of her home in America to Carrines, a mystical place of magic, aelfs, faeries, dwarves, humans, and half-aelfs but she soon finds that the land is constantly threatened by daemons, crazed mutants and monsters. In order to earn her way back home, Zagrith demands she fulfills a mission: she must bring a rusty enchanted sword to the dark mage, a rogue, who is destined to be the Protector of the Universe and if she is successful will defeat the hungry Gothfyl. She prepares to meet Michael, the dark mage, who has been devoid of emotion since he was a small child. When Rachel arrives, his emotions suddenly return and he blames her for all of his troubles. Rachel must earn his trust to make him believe that he is the rightful one to use the sword or the prophecy regarding the mage will never come true. But a problem arises-the sword is found to be tainted with daemon magic; it is no longer pure. Now, she not only has to deal with Michael's unpredictable behavior, she also has to contend with the people believing that she is a daemon witch that has cast a spell upon Michael to destroy him. As she rides with Michael and his Black Company to solve the mystery of the sword, Carrines' peace is threatened by the Gothfyl's minions as it tries to stop them. Should they prevent it from breaking through the barrier between its universe and theirs, it will be denied the sweet tasty energy it hungers for. And as the mages study the life sword and the prophecy, it becomes clear that Rachel's roll in saving their world is more than just giving the sword to Michael. She must get Michael to see the great part his nemesis the daemon lords will play in his destiny. Together they must persuade the races of Carrines to set aside their prejudices to defeat the forces of the Gothfyl. About the Author Linda Carnahan is a retired detention officer of Gila County Sheriff's Office. She is a very active member of the community having been a founding member and first vice chair of the Bullion Plaza Museum and Cultural Center. She is currently working on her second and third cookbook to help fund the museum. Proud of her Celtic heritage, she created the Arizona Cornish Society, put out a Cornish newsletter, and participated in Celtic games in both Tucson and Mesa.

Publisher : Amberjack Publishing
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781948705066
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 322

"When a reckless cult conspires with an ancient and powerful Daemon, Dr. Ribero's agency must expand its own line-up, in order to combat the spirits"--

Publisher : Gamer Guides
Category : Games
ISBN : 9781631024603
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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How to enjoy life in Reveria to the fullest with our jam-packed walkthrough, which covers the main story from your first day in town to the eventual saving the world. Plus comprehensive guides for each of the twelve Lifes, taking you from Novice rank all the way up to the fabled Legend rank! Better say "goodbye" to real life for a while... Inside Our Detailed Strategy Guide: - Explanations of all the game features so you don't start the game on the wrong foot. - Every Life, from Paladin to Alchemist, covered from beginning to retirement. - Full list of Challenges--no more running around like a headless chicken! - Hundreds of high-quality screenshots to improve your reading experience. - The lowdown on all the facets of in-game connectivity, such as StreetPass and DLC. - All the mysterious activities you can get up to after surviving the story. - Passwords to get all the rare and exclusive items. Latest version 1.1 includes: - Complete walkthrough of the Origin Island DLC. - All the help you need for collecting (and spending) the elusive Lunares Coins. - Detailed maps and tips for all the tricky Ancient Tower trials. - In-depth strategies for all the God-in-Training and God challenges. - Advanced tips: recommended gear, additional materials, god materials and more.

Publisher : Routledge
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781136194757
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 226

Winner of the Children’s Literature Association Edited Book Award From the jaded, wired teenagers of M.T. Anderson's Feed to the spirited young rebels of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games trilogy, the protagonists of Young Adult dystopias are introducing a new generation of readers to the pleasures and challenges of dystopian imaginings. As the dark universes of YA dystopias continue to flood the market,Contemporary Dystopian Fiction for Young Adults: Brave New Teenagers offers a critical evaluation of the literary and political potentials of this widespread publishing phenomenon. With its capacity to frighten and warn, dystopian writing powerfully engages with our pressing global concerns: liberty and self-determination, environmental destruction and looming catastrophe, questions of identity and justice, and the increasingly fragile boundaries between technology and the self. When directed at young readers, these dystopian warnings are distilled into exciting adventures with gripping plots and accessible messages that may have the potential to motivate a generation on the cusp of adulthood. This collection enacts a lively debate about the goals and efficacy of YA dystopias, with three major areas of contention: do these texts reinscribe an old didacticism or offer an exciting new frontier in children's literature? Do their political critiques represent conservative or radical ideologies? And finally, are these novels high-minded attempts to educate the young or simply bids to cash in on a formula for commercial success? This collection represents a prismatic and evolving understanding of the genre, illuminating its relevance to children's literature and our wider culture.

Publisher : Oxford University Press
Category : History
ISBN : 0195354834
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 489

This collection challenges the tendency among scholars of ancient Greece to see magical and religious ritual as mutually exclusive and to ignore "magical" practices in Greek religion. The contributors survey specific bodies of archaeological, epigraphical, and papyrological evidence for magical practices in the Greek world, and, in each case, determine whether the traditional dichotomy between magic and religion helps in any way to conceptualize the objective features of the evidence examined. Contributors include Christopher A. Faraone, J.H.M. Strubbe, H.S. Versnel, Roy Kotansky, John Scarborough, Samuel Eitrem, Fritz Graf, John J. Winkler, Hans Dieter Betz, and C.R. Phillips.

Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN : 9780738708324
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 218

For those attracted to the occult, the author of "Nocturnal Witchcraft" presents a collection of magickal techniques for working with dark forces.

Publisher : Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9780375846731
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 561

Lyra and Will find themselves at the center of a battle between the forces of the Authority and those gathered by Lyra's father, Lord Asriel.

Publisher : Routledge
Category : History
ISBN : 9781000080100
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 218

Plotinus (204/5–270 C.E.) is a central figure in the history of Western philosophy. However, during the Middle Ages he was almost unknown. None of the treatises constituting his Enneads were translated, and ancient translations were lost. Although scholars had indirect access to his philosophy through the works of Proclus, St. Augustine, and Macrobius, among others, it was not until 1492 with the publication of the first Latin translation of the Enneads by the humanist philosopher Marsilio Ficino (1433–1499) that Plotinus was reborn to the Western world. Ficino’s translation was accompanied by a long commentary in which he examined the close relationship between metaphysics and anthropology that informed Plotinus’s philosophy. Focusing on Ficino’s interpretation of Plotinus’s view of the soul and of human nature, this book excavates a fundamental chapter in the history of Platonic scholarship, one which was to inform later readings of the Enneads up until the nineteenth century. It will appeal to scholars and students interested in the history of Western philosophy, intellectual history, and book history.