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Download and read online The Magician s Assistant in PDF and EPUB Sabine-- twenty years a magician's assistant to her handsome, charming husband-- is suddenly a widow. In the wake of his death, she finds he has left a final trick; a false identity and a family allegedly lost in a tragic accident but now revealed as very much alive and well. Named as heirs in his will, they enter Sabine's life and set her on an adventure of unraveling his secrets, from sunny Los Angeles to the windswept plains of Nebraska, that will work its own sort of magic on her.
Download and read online The Magicians in PDF and EPUB The Magicians describes the experiences of the author, a sociologist-anthropologist, who spent six months as a participant observer in a black magic group. In the book, this California-based national secret magical and religious group is called the "Church of Hu", though it has become nationally known as the Temple of Set. Members of the group, mostly from the well-educated middle class, consider themselves an elect and seek to develop themselves magically to achieve power.The Magicians looks at the group's beliefs, attitudes, and values, and shows how its focus on power and magic affects the members in everyday life. The book also discusses the dynamics involved in the search for power and considers the danger to society of groups using black magic to achieve power.
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Download and read online The Magician s Apprentice in PDF and EPUB The Magician's Apprentice Geordie a young dragon is chosen by Merlin the Wizard to become his apprentice. The story follows Geordie through his first few months of training in mixing healing potions for the villagers and developing his magic ability under the watchful eye of Merlin. One morning Merlin tells Geordie that he has to go away to help a friend fight a Dark Wizard who is trying to take his kingdom. Geordie is to be left in charge of the running of the castle and village while Merlin is away. Geordie soon masters the ordinary day to day stuff and finds he has plenty of time to teach himself to fly and improve his magic skills. The tale gets darker with the return of a defeated Merlin closely followed by the Dark Wizard, his Demon and a mighty army who try and storm the castle. Merlin is captured by the Dark Wizard and all Geordie’s magic skills and courage are put to the test when he is forced to become Merlin’s Champion and fight a duel to the death with the Demon. http://lespenhaligan.com/
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