The spell of the tunnel vision

If the reply does not allow searching for mourning
Author: David Hoffmann
Publisher: neobooks
ISBN: 3847634712
Category: Fiction
Page: 22
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The sudden death of his brother Ben is for the 20-year-old Phil just unbelievable. Therefore, this becomes less and less in the search for answers and forgets even to save his own psyche. An agonizing ordeal on a true story unfolds.

The Spell of Power

A History of Balinese Politics, 1650-1940
Author: H.G.C. Schulte Nordholt
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004253750
Category: History
Page: 400
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The first comprehensive history of Balinese politics from the middle of the 17th century till the end of Dutch colonial rule in 1942. Based on extensive research in colonial archives in the Netherlands and Indonesia, a variety of Balinese historical narratives, interviews with former colonial officials as well as many Balinese, and fieldwork data concerning temples, rituals, and oral histories.

What the Spell


Author: Brittany Geragotelis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 144246707X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 352
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When Brooklyn, a witch, turns sixteen, her conservative parents finally unbind her powers, bringing her newfound popularity and the attention of her long-time crush, Asher, but using spells may endanger her and, unless she uses her special ability to magically match couples, she may lose Asher.

Breaking the Spell

Religion as a Natural Phenomenon
Author: Daniel C. Dennett
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141903139
Category: Religion
Page: 464
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Few forces in the world are as potent as religion: it comforts people in their suffering and inspires them to both magnificent and terrible deeds. In this provocative and timely book, Daniel C. Dennett seeks to uncover the origins of religion and discusses how and why different faiths have shaped so many lives, whether religion is an addiction or a genuine human need, and even whether it is good for our health. Arguing passionately for the need to understand this multifaceted phenomenon, Breaking the Spell offers a truly original – and comprehensive – explanation for faith.

The Spell


Author: Alan Hollinghurst
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409002144
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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The Spell is a comedy of sexual manners that follows the interlocking affairs of four men: Robin, an architect in his late forties, who is trying to build an idyllic life in Dorset with his younger lover, Justin; Robin's 22 year old son Danny, a volatile beauty who lives for clubbing and casual sex; and the shy Alex, who is Justin's ex-boyfriend. As each in turn falls under the spell of romance or drugs, country living or rough trade, a richly ironic picture emerges of the clashing imperatives of modern gay life. At once lyrical, sceptical and romantic, The Spell confirms Alan Hollinghurst as one of Britain's most important novelists. From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Line of Beauty.

The Spell of Language

Poststructuralism and Speculation
Author: Thomas G. Pavel
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226650678
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 178
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The "spell of language" for Pavel consists of three things: the promise that linguistics seemed to represent for the humanities and social sciences; the distortions, misunderstandings, and willful neglect incumbent upon the "linguistic turn"; and, above all, the break with traditional humanism.

The Spell

A Romance
Author: Tom Clark
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: 9781574231236
Category: Fiction
Page: 205
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The hero of this American gothic nightmare comedy is a messianic hillbilly prophet whose onetime local glory as a high school football star gives way to a career of outlaw questing. With the mysterious disappearance of his main squeeze -- an edgy, spooky honkytonk chanteuse -- that quest becomes increasingly deviant and deranged. The landscape through which the earnest, confused seeker chivvies his banged-up black pickup truck is a magical and timeless one, its dense woods and dark lakes charged with a heavy burden of industrially-produced hexes, curses and toxic spells. Mechanical animals and changeling species, subjected to continual torments of re-programming, run half wild through a menacing backwater of poisonous tarns, vicious factories and slimy swamps. Elders of strange religions exercise insidious, unpleasant influences, while witches in Secret Shacks broadcast bad vibrations that produce genetic alterations. In this mutated vision of "reality" now, there is a general spell under which everybody is bound. The Spell: A Romance is a strange, haunting and funny poetic novel about the survival of medieval chivalric codes -- and their dangerous implications -- in a toxic-shocked modern world. It is also a tale of love and quest, betrayal and revenge. The mysterious protean voice of the book slips back and forth from comic narrative prose to spare lyrical poetry as it becomes the voice of legend: allusive, expansive, suspending disbelief.

Breaking the Spell

A History of Anarchist Filmmakers, Videotape Guerrillas, and Digital Ninjas
Author: Chris Robé
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 1629633313
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 480
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Breaking the Spell offers the first full-length study that charts the historical trajectory of anarchist-inflected video activism from the late 1960s to the present. Video plays an increasingly important role among activists in the growing global resistance against neoliberal capitalism. As a result, alternative media production becomes a central location where new collective forms of subjectivity can be created to challenge aspects of neoliberalism. Chris Robé's book fills in historical gaps by bringing to light unexplored video activist groups like the Cascadia Forest Defenders, eco-video activists from Eugene, Oregon; Mobile Voices, Latino day laborers harnessing cell phone technology to combat racism and police harassment in Los Angeles; and Outta Your Backpack Media, indigenous youth from the Southwest who use video to celebrate their culture and fight against marginalization. This groundbreaking study also deepens our understanding of more well-researched movements like AIDS video activism, Paper Tiger Television, and Indymedia by situating them within a longer history and wider context of radical video activism.

The Spell of Whirldungen


Author: A. J. Madelin
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1789010853
Category: Fiction
Page: 200
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The night Chris Spratt was born, his father mysteriously disappears. Eleven years later, Chris and his close friends – Rosie, Ollie and Will are given places at a strange and exclusive school called Cluifers. The school has been magically created by Doctor Black, an evil being from a world called Mandria.

The Spell Breaker

A Paranormal Romance
Author: Cheryl Sterling
Publisher: Cheryl Steimel
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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A kingdom at war. The three who will decide its fate. The Evil One . . . With an army at her command, and her lover at her side, Helene Darkstar has only one thing in mind: revenge. The Good One . . . Some call it a gift, but Lissa DeHaven calls it insanity. When she’s trusted into a role she has no intention of fulfilling, the fate of a kingdom lies at her feet. The King . . . The survival of Aribisala rests on the shoulders of King Richard Hanover. After years of fighting dark forces, he has to make a choice: his kingdom or the woman he loves.

The Spell of Sorrento


Author: Saiko Sawein
Publisher: Saiko Sawein
ISBN: 1326756044
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
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A history of anti-traditionalist love, a love in homosexual background between a prince of a rich kingdom, and a humble farmer of the same age. A journey between north and south Italy. the conflict between two neighboring lands and yet different, the Kingdom of Povalley and the Middayland unified with each other thanks to the love of the two protagonists on a background of the typical authenticity and humility of the Campania coast.

The Spell of the Black Dagger


Author: Lawrence Watt-Evans
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473214114
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Tabaea was an ordinary thief, sneaking and prowling and stealing for a living. Then one night while burgling a house, she witnessed a wizard teaching his apprentice a spell - the creation of a magic dagger. Tabaea decided to try the magic for herself. But even though she could feel the power rising around her as she went through the steps of the ritual, something had clearly gone wrong. The apprentice's dagger had glowed; it had resisted attempts to pick it up; and there had been a blinding flash at the end of the ceremony. But Tabaea's dagger didn't do any of those things. And it wouldn't free her from bonds, or heal her wounds - it didn't seem to be magical at all. It just turned black. Then, by chance, Tabaea discovered that her dagger indeed had its own kind of unusal magic - a dark, powerful magic that promised invincibility to its bearer. But magic can be dangerous even in the hands of an expert - and for Tabaea, magic and power could spell disaster . . .

The Spell of Egypt


Author: Robert Hichens
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 159605591X
Category: Travel
Page: 284
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In Egypt one ever seeks the dead in sunshine, black vaults in the land of the gold. But here in Abydos I was accompanied by whiteness. The general effect of Seti's mighty temple is that it is a white temple when seen in full sunshine and beneath a sky of blinding blue. In an arid place it stands, just beyond an Egyptian village that is a maze of dust... -from "Abydos" Leave it to a beloved novelist to bring to life the allure and mystery of Egypt. First published in 1908 under the title Egypt and Its Monuments, this is a beautifully poetic valentine to that desert land by Robert Hichens, one of the most popular fiction writers of the early 20th century. Romantic and transporting, this lovely book explores the "drowsily splendid" pyramids, the "terrible repose" of the Sphinx, the "silver eddies" of the Nile, the "immense aspect of patience" suggested by the Colossi of Memnon, the Tombs of the Kings, where a "king's silence bids you be silent," and more. Whether you've actually traveled down the Nile or have only dreamed about it, you will be swept away by Hichens' idyllic prose. British novelist ROBERT SMYTHE HICHENS (1864-1950) also wrote The Garden of Allah, The Lady Who Lied, and The Paradine Case.

Breaking the Spell

An Exploration of Human Perception
Author: Kingsley L. Dennis
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1780992203
Category: Self-Help
Page: 111
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Breaking the Spell: An Exploration of Human Perception examines how people have become largely disconnected from a living, energetic universe through social conditioning. Over generations humanity has lost much of its creative spirit, imagination, and perceptual faculties. In this book the author addresses how we should 'break the spell' of our conditioned perceptions and learn to manage and develop our emotional, mental, and physical energies. Through such chapters as Managing One's Energy, Being Vigilant, and Stepping Away, the author explains in very simple language the necessity for each person to regain their focus, inner calm, and to observe the chaotic impacts that surround them. The author also discusses how a person can refine their perceptions through inner intent. The book also contains an inspiring collection of thoughts; and an Appendix on the misunderstandings of modern day spirituality. In these distracting times it is imperative that each person learns to empower themselves by learning to harness and develop their personal energies. This timely book explains just how to 'break the spell' of our hypnotic world.

The Spell of the Sensuous

Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World
Author: David Abram
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307830551
Category: Philosophy
Page: 352
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Winner of the International Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction Animal tracks, word magic, the speech of stones, the power of letters, and the taste of the wind all figure prominently in this intellectual tour de force that returns us to our senses and to the sensuous terrain that sustains us. This major work of ecological philosophy startles the senses out of habitual ways of perception. For a thousand generations, human beings viewed themselves as part of the wider community of nature, and they carried on active relationships not only with other people with other animals, plants, and natural objects (including mountains, rivers, winds, and weather patters) that we have only lately come to think of as "inanimate." How, then, did humans come to sever their ancient reciprocity with the natural world? What will it take for us to recover a sustaining relation with the breathing earth? In The Spell of the Sensuous David Abram draws on sources as diverse as the philosophy of Merleau-Ponty, Balinese shamanism, Apache storytelling, and his own experience as an accomplished sleight-of-hand of magician to reveal the subtle dependence of human cognition on the natural environment. He explores the character of perception and excavates the sensual foundations of language, which--even at its most abstract--echoes the calls and cries of the earth. On every page of this lyrical work, Abram weaves his arguments with a passion, a precision, and an intellectual daring that recall such writers as Loren Eisleley, Annie Dillard, and Barry Lopez.

The Spell of Italy

Vacation, Magic, and the Attraction of Goethe
Author: Richard Block
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814335703
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 328
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A study of the lure of Italy in German culture from the eighteenth to the twentieth century.

The Spell of the Chaste Tree


Author: Lala Heine-Koehn
Publisher: Ekstasis Editions
ISBN: 9780921215745
Category: Poetry
Page: 93
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In The Spell of the Chaste Tree Lala Heine-Koehn creates a lyrical work of remembrance and love for the people and places she has encountered in her travels and in her imagination. The poems offer the enchantment and romance of an ancient epic but are also as contemporary as a travel diary.

The Spell [McKenna Crime Series]


Author: Regan Taylor
Publisher: Siren-BookStrand
ISBN: 1606015729
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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[BookStrand Paranormal Romantic Suspense] Top reporter Kelly McKenna has traveled the world over telling the tale of those whose stories need to be told. The last thing Kelly wants is to be the story, yet with a crazed stalker dogging her every move, she may end up front page news. When her car is blown up on a hot August night, she meets the man of her dreams— literally. For years Kelly has dreamt of a tall, blond-haired man with the most amazing green eyes. When she meets Ryan Michael, she instantly knows he is the man of those dreams. Or is he the cause of her nightmares? ** A BookStrand Mainstream Romance