Daoist Magical Talismans: The Secret Teaching of Esoteric Daoist Magic
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Daoist Magical Talismans: The Secret Teaching of Esoteric Daoist Magic

This amazing book contains a comprehensive Introduction to Magic Talismans, Applications of Magic Talismans, Types of Magical Talismans (i.e., Talismans for Making Spirits Appear, Talismans for Obtaining a Spirit Servant, Talismans for Shape Shifting, Talismans To Make a Dead Person Walk, Talismans for Invisibility, Talismans To Heal Sickness, Talismans for Protection, Talismans for Destroying Friendships, and Talismans for Creating ...

An Ancient Commentary on the Book of Revelation: A Critical Edition of the Scholia in Apocalypsin
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An Ancient Commentary on the Book of Revelation

A new critical edition, with translation and commentary, of the Scholia in Apocalypsin, which include extensive sections of the lost fourth-century commentary of Didymus the Blind. They reveal the tension between the imperial Christian orthodoxy of the sixth century and certain monastic communities who drew freely on still-thriving Hellenic ideas.

The World We Used to Live In: Remembering the Powers of the Medicine Men Ed 2
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The World We Used to Live In

In his final work, the great and beloved Native American scholar Vine Deloria Jr. takes us into the realm of the spiritual and reveals through eyewitness accounts the immense power of medicine men. The World We Used To Live In, a fascinating collection of anecdotes from tribes across the country, explores everything from healing miracles and scared rituals to Navajos who could move the sun. In this compelling work, which draws upon a...

Holistic Tarot: An Integrative Approach to Using Tarot for Personal Growth
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Holistic Tarot: An Integrative Approach to Using Tarot for Personal Growth

"Arguably the most comprehensive guide to tarot on the market today. It's also innovative: it deftly combines eastern mysticism with western metaphysics. It's an impressive tome that presents a wholly modern, rational approach to tarot practice while preserving notable elements of tradition."--Corrine Kenner, author of Tarot and Astrology

Bible Nation: The United States of Hobby Lobby
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Bible Nation: The United States of Hobby Lobby

"Biblical scholars Moss (The Myth of Persecution) and Baden (The Historical David) become dogged investigative journalists as they seek to understand how the Green family, the billionaire owners of Hobby Lobby, have aspired to influence national politics. . . . While depicting the Greens as well-intentioned, Moss and Baden make an impassioned case for fighting against the family's efforts to limit access to their questionably sourced...

The Buddha: A Beginner's Guide
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The Buddha: A Beginner's Guide

Revealing the man behind the icon. From his many births to his deathbed deeds, this authoritative biography unites the Buddha of history with the Buddha of legend in a bid to reveal the lasting spiritual relevance at the heart of the Buddhist tradition. Acclaimed scholar John Strong examines not only the historical texts, but also the supernatural accounts that surround this great religious figure, uncovering the roots of many Buddhi...

The Personal Luther, Essays on the Reformer from a Cultural Historical Perspective
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The Personal Luther, Essays on the Reformer from a Cultural Historical Perspective

"In the hands of Susan Karant-Nunn, a fascinating Martin Luther emerges in his vulnerability and arrogance, in his fleshiness and soulfulness, with his gifts to provoke and inspire. [...] The chapters can serve well as enhancements in teaching, in upper level and doctoral classes. For peers in Luther research, this book is a thought-provoking conversation partner that inspires new research trajectories."

The Chosen People: A Study of Jewish Intelligence and Achievement
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The Chosen People: A Study of Jewish Intelligence and Achievement

With The Chosen People, Richard Lynn undertakes a systematic inquiry into the general intelligence of Jews worldwide. Calling upon history as well as the latest advances in genetic analysis and evolutionary theory, Lynn demonstrates that in the past 250 years, high IQ has been the foundation of Jewish influence, success, and power. This study is integrated with concise narratives of the Jewish experience in various countries and regi...

The Tao of Craft: Fu Talismans and Casting Sigils in the Eastern Esoteric Tradition
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The Tao of Craft: Fu Talismans and Casting Sigils in the Eastern Esoteric Tradition

“The publication of any book in English on the creation and use of Fu talismans—among the most useful and accessible parts of the rich heritage of Chinese magic—is welcome, but when that book turns out to be readable, thoughtful, and eminently practical, that’s cause for celebration. Benebell Wen’s The Tao of Craft is all that and more, and deserves the attention of any reader interested in the theory and practice of operative magic.”