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The Magicians

The Magicians
A Novel

by Lev Grossman

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2009-08-11
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1101082283
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The New York Times bestselling novel about a young man practicing magic in the real world, now an original series on SYFY “The Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a glass of weak tea. . . . Hogwarts was never like this.” —George R.R. Martin “Sad, hilarious, beautiful, and essential to anyone who cares about modern fantasy.” —Joe Hill “A very knowing and wonderful take on the wizard school genre.” —John Green “The Magicians may just be the most subversive, gripping and enchanting fantasy novel I’ve read this century.” —Cory Doctorow “This gripping novel draws on the conventions of contemporary and classic fantasy novels in order to upend them . . . an unexpectedly moving coming-of-age story.” —The New Yorker “The best urban fantasy in years.” —A.V. Club Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A high school math genius, he’s secretly fascinated with a series of children’s fantasy novels set in a magical land called Fillory, and real life is disappointing by comparison. When Quentin is unexpectedly admitted to an elite, secret college of magic, it looks like his wildest dreams have come true. But his newfound powers lead him down a rabbit hole of hedonism and disillusionment, and ultimately to the dark secret behind the story of Fillory. The land of his childhood fantasies turns out to be much darker and more dangerous than he ever could have imagined. . . . The prequel to the New York Times bestselling book The Magician King and the #1 bestseller The Magician's Land, The Magicians is one of the most daring and inventive works of literary fantasy in years. No one who has escaped into the worlds of Narnia and Harry Potter should miss this breathtaking return to the landscape of the imagination.

The Struggle of the Magicians

The Struggle of the Magicians
A Book

by Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff

  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Release : 1957
  • Pages : 47
  • ISBN : 1465505938
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Time of the Magicians

Time of the Magicians
The Invention of Modern Thought, 1919-1929

by Wolfram Eilenberger

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2020-08-18
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0241352177
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A gripping narrative of the intertwined lives of the four philosophers whose ideas reshaped the twentieth century The year is 1919. Walter Benjamin flees his overbearing father to scrape a living as a jobbing critic. Ludwig Wittgenstein signs away his inheritance to teach schoolchildren in a provincial Austrian village, seeking spiritual clarity. Martin Heidegger renounces his faith and align his fortunes with the phenomenological school of Edmund Husserl. Ernst Cassirer sketches a new schema of human culture at the back of a cramped Berlin tram. The stage is set for a great intellectual drama, which will unfold over the next decade. The lives and thought of this quartet will converge and intertwine as each gains world historical significance, between them remaking philosophy. Time of the Magicians tells the story of this revolution in Western thought through the remarkable and turbulent lives of its four protagonists, showing philosophy not gifted from on high but worked out in the mess of everyday life, and illuminating with rare clarity their ideas.

The Magicians

The Magicians
A Book

by Gini Graham Scott

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2007-04
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 0595433626
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Magicians: New Class

The Magicians: New Class
A Book

by Lev Grossman,Lilah Sturges

  • Publisher : Boom! Studios
  • Release : 2020-09-30
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 1641447311
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE NEW CLASS STARTS HERE! Long after Quentin and his friends have graduated from Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, Dean Fogg invites a historic new group of students to enroll– the first ever class of hedge magicians, rogue practitioners of unsanctioned magic. But the traditional magicians aren’t too thrilled to have the rule-breaking outcasts in their hallowed halls, and tempers flare as the student bodies clash to prove their superiority – not realizing a new danger has emerged to threaten them all. The malevolence behind the threat at Brakebills will rock everyone to their cores – and even shock longtime fans of The Magicians! New York Times bestselling series creator Lev Grossman returns with an all-new story in the world of The Magicians with award-winning writer Lilah Sturges (The Magicians: Alice’s Story) and rising star artist Pius Bak that features the first appearance of the next generation of heroes and villains. Collects The Magicians #1-5.

The Magicians Trilogy

The Magicians Trilogy
A Book

by Lev Grossman

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2015-06-09
  • Pages : 1280
  • ISBN : 1101664908
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The entire #1 New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy, including The Magicians, The Magician King, and The Magician's Land, now available in one ebook bundle The Magicians Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A high school math genius, he’s secretly fascinated with a series of children’s fantasy novels set in a magical land called Fillory, and real life is disappointing by comparison. When Quentin is unexpectedly admitted to an elite, secret college of magic, it looks like his wildest dreams may have come true. But his newfound powers lead him down a rabbit hole of hedonism and disillusionment, and ultimately to the dark secret behind the story of Fillory. The land of his childhood fantasies turns out to be much darker and more dangerous than he ever could have imagined . . . The Magicians is one of the most daring and inventive works of literary fantasy in years. No one who has escaped into the worlds of Narnia and Harry Potter should miss this breathtaking return to the landscape of the imagination. The Magician King Quentin Coldwater should be happy. He escaped a miserable Brooklyn childhood, matriculated at a secret college for magic, and graduated to discover that Fillory—a fictional utopia—was actually real. But even as a Fillorian king, Quentin finds little peace. His old restlessness returns, and he longs for the thrills a heroic quest can bring. Accompanied by his oldest friend, Julia, Quentin sets off—only to somehow wind up back in the real-world and not in Fillory, as they’d hoped. As the pair struggle to find their way back to their lost kingdom, Quentin is forced to rely on Julia’s illicitly learned sorcery as they face a sinister threat in a world very far from the beloved fantasy novels of their youth. The Magician's Land Quentin Coldwater has lost everything. He has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical world of his childhood dreams that he once ruled. With nothing left to lose he returns to where his story began, the Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. But he can’t hide from his past, and it’s not long before it comes looking for him. Meanwhile, the magical barriers that keep Fillory safe are failing, and barbarians from the north have invaded. Eliot and Janet, the rulers of Fillory, embark on a final quest to save their beloved world, only to discover a situation far more complex—and far more dire—than anyone had envisioned. Along with Plum, a brilliant young magician with a dark secret of her own, Quentin sets out on a crooked path through a magical demimonde of gray magic and desperate characters. His new life takes him back to old haunts, like Antarctica and the Neitherlands, and old friends he thought were lost forever. The Magician’s Land is an intricate and fantastical thriller, and an epic of love and redemption that brings the Magicians trilogy to a magnificent conclusion, confirming it as one of the great achievements in modern fantasy.

The Magicians' Guild

The Magicians' Guild
Book 1 of the Black Magician

by Trudi Canavan

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2010-01-07
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 0748116664
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The phenomenally popular first novel from international No. 1 bestselling author Trudi Canavan *Over 3 million Trudi Canavan copies sold worldwide* Each year the magicians of Imardin gather together to purge the city streets of vagrants, urchins and miscreants. Masters of the disciplines of magic, they know that no one can oppose them. But their protective shield is not as impenetrable as they believe. Sonea, angry, frustrated and outraged by the treatment of her family and friends, hurls a stone at the shield, putting all her rage behind it. To the amazement of all who bear witness, the stone passes unhindered through the barrier and renders a magician unconscious. The guild's worst fear has been realised . . . There is an untrained magician loose on the streets. She must be found before her uncontrolled powers unleash forces that will destroy both her, and the city that is her home. Praise for Trudi Canavan: 'Epic, vivid and believable' Guardian 'It's easy to see why Trudi Canavan's novels so often make the bestseller lists. Her easy, flowing style makes for effortless reading . . . Delightful worldbuilding . . . Vivid and enjoyable' SFX 'The world-building is tremendous. The magical system is sophisticated and fascinating' Striking Keys 'A suspenseful masterpiece . . . will have fans desperate for the sequel' RT Book Reviews 'Superb . . . an enthralling tapestry of a book that's hard to put down' Fantasy Faction The Black Magician Trilogy: The Magicians' Guild The Novice The High Lord *Have you tried Trudi Canavan's stunning new series, Millennium's Rule? It starts with the Sunday Times bestselling THIEF'S MAGIC*

Stories of the Magicians

Stories of the Magicians
Thalaba and the Magicians of the Domdaniel, Rustem and the Genii, Kehama and His Sorceries

by Alfred John Church

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1887
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Scenario of the Ballet

Scenario of the Ballet
The Struggle of the Magicians

by G. Gurdjieff

  • Publisher : Book Studio
  • Release : 2008-04
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 9780955909009
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the back cover: "My ballet is not a mystery. The purpose of it is to present an interesting and beautiful spectacle. Of course, under the visible forms a certain sense is hidden, but I did not aim at demonstrating or emphasizing it. The chief position in this ballet is occupied by certain dances. I will explain this to you briefly. Imagine that in studying the laws of movement of the celestial bodies, let us say the planets of the solar system, you have constructed a special mechanism for the representation and recording of these laws. In this mechanism every planet is represented by a sphere of appropriate size and is placed at a strictly determined distance from the central sphere, which stands for the sun. You set the mechanism in motion, and all the spheres begin to turn and move in definite paths, reproducing in a lifelike way the laws which govern their movements. This mechanism reminds you of your knowledge."In the same way, in the rhythm of certain dances, in the precise movements and combinations of the dancers, certain laws are vividly recalled. Such dances are called sacred. During my journeys in the East, I often saw dances of this kind executed during the performance of sacred rites in some of the ancient temples. These ceremonies are inaccessible, and unknown to Europeans. Some of these dances are reproduced in The Struggle of the Magicians. Further, I may tell you that at the basis of The Struggle of the Magicians lie three thoughts; but, as I have no hope that they will be understood by the public if I present the ballet alone, I call it simply a spectacle." --Gurdjieff's Early Talks

Liberta; Or, the Last of the Magicians

Liberta; Or, the Last of the Magicians
An Allegorical Fairy Drama, Representing the Triumph of Liberty and Truth Over Tyranny, Ignorance, and Susperstition

by G. H. Scudamore

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1872
  • Pages : 52
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cervantes and the Magicians

Cervantes and the Magicians
A Book

by Roger Boutet de Monvel

  • Publisher : Haskell House Pub Limited
  • Release : 1973
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A life of Cervantes as vivid as it is charming in its insight. Against a background of the glory of the Spain of Cervantes' day the author has portrayed the life of her greatest genius, a life full of tribulation & wonder, of action & hard luck & excitement. With 8 original illustrations.

The Magicians' Challenge

The Magicians' Challenge
A Book

by Tom McGowen

  • Publisher : Dutton Books for Young Readers
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN : 9780525672890
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The magician Armindor and his young apprentice Tigg travel south to their home city of Ingarron to continue humanity's battle against the intelligent ratlike creatures known as reen, who lurk in many of the world's cities and plan a bloody takeover. Seque

The Magicians

The Magicians
Great Minds and the Central Miracle of Science

by Marcus Chown

  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 2020-02-18
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0571346413
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Marcus Chown rocks!' Brian May How does it feel to know something about the universe that no one has ever known before? And why is mathematics so magically good at revealing nature's secrets? This is the story of the magicians: the scientists who, using mathematics, predicted the existence of unknown planets, black holes, invisible force fields, ripples in the fabric of space-time, unsuspected subatomic particles, and even antimatter. The journey from prediction to proof transports us from seats of learning in Paris and Cambridge to the war-torn Russian front, to bunkers beneath nuclear reactors, observatories in Berlin and California, and huge tunnels under the Swiss-French border. From electromagnetism to Einstein's gravitational waves to Wolfgang Pauli's elusive neutrino, acclaimed science writer Marcus Chown takes us on a breathtaking, mind-altering tour of the major breakthroughs of modern physics and highlights science's central mystery: its astonishing predictive power. Praise for Marcus Chown: 'What good popular science writing is all about.' Jim Al-Khalili 'Pretty wonderful.' Richard Dawkins 'Entertaining and at times mind-boggling.' The Times

The Morning of the Magicians

The Morning of the Magicians
A Book

by Louis Pauwels,Jacques Bergier,Rollo H. Myers

  • Publisher : Souvenir PressLtd
  • Release : 1971
  • Pages : 295
  • ISBN : 9780285635838
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A classic of radical literature, this revolutionary study has challenged conventional knowledge and assumptions for decades, offering unique perspectives on everything from alchemy, politics, history, and supernatural phenomena to magic, Nazi occultism, and mankind’s place in the universe. Drawing from the work of Charles Fort and Carl Jung, among others, the authors explore the importance of history and its varied perceptions and propose new ways of interpreting reality. Through these visionary ideals, they assert that mankind can ultimately achieve cosmic interconnectedness.

The Master of the Magicians

The Master of the Magicians
A Book

by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps,Herbert Dickinson Ward

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1890
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Day of the Magicians

Day of the Magicians
A Book

by Michelangelo La Neve

  • Publisher : Humanoids, Incorporated
  • Release : 2016-06-14
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN : 9781594651465
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Drazen has completed his magician’s training and is now ready to carry out the mission conferred upon him by his caste: to find and take down the renegade sorcerer Lancaster, his own father. Torn between his duty, the desire to find the love of his parents, and the pursuit of his own life-long love, the young magician will be left with the most difficult of choices.

The Magicians #5

The Magicians #5
A Book

by Lev Grossman,Lilah Sturges

  • Publisher : Boom! Studios
  • Release : 2020-03-18
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1646681649
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As the true reason behind Brakebills welcoming Hedge Witches comes to light, the students realize that theyare in even more danger than they realized. With their terrible secret bound in magic and blood, the students and adults are all heading blind into the coming storm.

The Magicians #4

The Magicians #4
A Book

by Lev Grossman,Lilah Sturges

  • Publisher : Boom! Studios
  • Release : 2020-02-19
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1646681177
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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After discovering carnage in the midst of the Brakebills library, it’s clear that there is something much bigger at hand than the rivalry between the hedge witches and the traditional magicians. Someone, or something sinister is at work, and Dean Fogg will finally have to reveal the truth behind opening the doors of Brakebills to the hedges... and what it means for their future.

Pooh and the Magicians

Pooh and the Magicians
A Book

by John Tyerman Williams

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003-06
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 9781405205184
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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At the very heart of the Ancient Mysteries of the World sits the Great Bear, Winnie-the-Pooh. In astrology, where even a constellation bears the name of our Great Bear, in Alchemy, and in the deeper secrets of Hermetism, in Druidism, in the Qabalah and in the interpretation of Tarot, Winnie-the-Pooh is master of every branch of ancient lore. We can now proclaim that Pooh is not only a Bear of Enormous Brain, but also Supreme Magus of the Second Millennium.

The Magicians

The Magicians
A Book

by J. B. Priestley,Lee Hanson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2014-01
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : 9781939140791
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Beautifully composed and splendidly written, it has great power and real point ... the command of the contemporary scene is masterly.... One of the best characters that have appeared in fiction for a very long time." - Walter Allen, "New Statesman" "[T]he story is novel in its incidents and he exploits skilfully the dramatic possibilities of extending human vision into normally hidden dimensions." - " The Guardian" "Mr. Priestley has always been a man of vision ... "The Magicians" has a theme of the first importance." - "Spectator" Sir Charles Ravenstreet, in his mid-fifties, is unmarried and childless and lives only for his work in the fast-paced world of business. When he is forced out of his job to make room for someone younger, Sir Charles finds himself at a loose end and facing the dismal prospect of an empty future. Believing he can make use of Sir Charles, the sinister Lord Mervil seeks to enlist his aid in a scheme to earn a fortune by manufacturing a new drug that relieves its users of all anxiety and will reduce the masses to a state of docility and mindless euphoria. But a plane crash and an encounter with three strange old men determined to thwart Lord Mervil's plans will lead Sir Charles to the exciting discovery that when he suspected his life might be over, it had really only just begun. One of the most enjoyable novels by the prolific J.B. Priestley (1894-1984), "The Magicians" (1954) is both a whimsical story of the strange and fantastic and a sharply satirical fable of modern life. This 60th anniversary edition features a new introduction by Lee Hanson and the original jacket art by Val Biro.