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  4. You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters Audiobook You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters
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  5. The Hopes and Triumphs of the Amir Sisters Audiobook The Hopes and Triumphs of the Amir Sisters
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  9. Love Her or Lose Her: A Novel Audiobook Love Her or Lose Her: A Novel
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Icelandic Magic: Practical Secrets of the Northern Grimoires Audiobook

Icelandic Magic: Practical Secrets of the Northern Grimoires

Author: Stephen E. Flowers Narrator: Micah Hanks Release Date: January 2020

A practical guide to the magical systems of pre-Christian Iceland • Reveals spells and workings drawn directly from surviving magical books from the 16th to 20th century preserved at the National Library in Reykjavík • Explores the history of magic in Iceland through original translations of Icelandic folktales about famous magicians and about legendary grimoires, such as the Galdrabók, the oldest and most complete book of its kind • Explains how to personalize the spells through the creation of unique signs and symbols based on the mythic names of Odin and Icelandic magical alphabets During the Christianization of Europe in the Middle Ages, many books of magic were lost as the ancient pagan traditions were suppressed. But in Iceland the practice of recording magical spells in books continued in secret for centuries, on a scale not seen elsewhere. Now housed in the National Library in Reykjavík, these surviving grimoires, which represent only a hundredth of what was lost, reveal a rich magical tradition that continued to evolve into the 20th century. Drawing directly from the actual surviving Icelandic books of magic, Stephen Flowers presents a complete system of magic based on Icelandic lore and magical practices from the 16th century onward. He explores the history of magic in Iceland in pagan and early Christian times and reveals specific practical techniques and ritual templates that readers can adapt to their unique purposes. Illustrating traditional Icelandic magical practices and the Icelanders' attitudes toward them, he shares original translations of Icelandic folktales about famous magicians, such as the legend of Gray-Skin, and about legendary grimoires, such as the Galdrabók, the oldest and most complete book of its kind. After initiating the reader into the grammar and symbols of Icelandic magic through history and lore, Flowers then presents an extensive catalog of actual spells and magical workings from the historical Icelandic books of magic. These examples provide ready-made forms for practical experimentation as well as an exemplary guide on how to create signs and symbols for more personalized magical work. The author also includes guidance on creating unique magical signs from the 100 mythic names of Odin, which he translates and interprets magically, and from Icelandic magical alphabets, symbols that connect Icelandic magic to the ancient runic tradition.

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Without a Prayer: The Death of Lucas Leonard and How One Church Became a Cult Audiobook

Without a Prayer: The Death of Lucas Leonard and How One Church Became a Cult

Author: Susan Ashline Narrator: Hillary Huber Release Date: December 2019

Teenager Lucas Leonard made shocking admissions in front of the altar?he'd practiced witchcraft, conspired to murder his parents, and committed unspeakable crimes. The confessions earned him a brutal beating by a gang of angry church members, including his parents and sister. Lucas was brought to the hospital dead, awakening the sleepy community of Chadwicks, New York, to the horror that had been lurking next door. Nine members of Lucas' church would eventually find themselves facing murder-related charges. But how did they get to that point? And what made Lucas confess? The full story has never been told-until now. Emmy-nominated journalist Susan Ashline delves deep into the Leonard family history, the darkness within the Word of Life Christian Church, and what led Lucas, his family, and his community to that fateful night.

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Wicca and Witchcraft: Learn to Walk the Magikal Path with the God and Goddess Audiobook

Wicca and Witchcraft: Learn to Walk the Magikal Path with the God and Goddess

Author: Denise Zimmerman, Katherine A. Gleason, Katherine Gleason Narrator: Rachel Atkins Release Date: December 2019

Awaken your life with the God and Goddess and discover the magick of the Wiccan way. Get ready to take a journey to a mystical place where anything can happen--an adventure into the realm of witchcraft, magick, and empowerment. This is a place where the wonderment and purity of childhood meet with the spiritual growth and wisdom of the adult world. The Awakened Life: Wicca and Witchcraft teaches you how to look inside yourself and let the God and Goddess empower you with spirituality, knowledge, and self-esteem, and help you appreciate the profound beauty of living in tune with nature. Along your path, you'll learn about the many types of witches, traditions, and deities of the Craft. You'll learn about the magickal tools and objects and how to use them. In this audiobook you'll find: A guide to what it means to be a witch and what they believe Honouring the Goddess, the God and the All Traditions of the craft and coven The Wiccan Rede and Rituals Wheel of the Year, Sabbats, and Esbats Wiccan holidays And so much more! Get in touch with your inner witch and enjoy the power of nature. With over seventy audio credits under her belt, including Somebody I Used to Know by Wendy Mitchell, The Sixth Window by Rachel Abbott and I See You by Clare Mackintosh, Rachel Atkins expertly narrates The Awakened Life: Wicca and Witchcraft. © 2019 Denise Zimmerman; Katherine Gleason © 2019 DK Audio

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Honoring Your Ancestors: A Guide to Ancestral Veneration Audiobook

Honoring Your Ancestors: A Guide to Ancestral Veneration

Author: Mallorie Vaudoise Narrator: Leslie Howard Release Date: November 2019

Discover the spiritual nourishment and magical power of ancestor veneration Learn how to connect to your ancestors and receive the benefits that come from veneration-powerful magic and spellwork, deeper spirituality, more love in your life, better outcomes in creative pursuits, and an improved sense of wellness. Filled with hands-on techniques and tips, Honoring Your Ancestors shows you how to create an ancestor altar so you can work with ancestors of all kinds. Author Mallorie Vaudoise also shares fascinating ideas for incorporating rituals, spells, family recipes, and even practices like music and dancing to help you open this wonderful new dimension of your spiritual journey. Ancestor veneration is one of the most widespread spiritual practices in the world. This book shares the important distinctions between working with blood ancestors, lineage ancestors, and affinity ancestors while helping you recognize the signs that your ancestors are responding to your petitions and offerings. You will also explore important topics like mediumship and ancestral trauma so you can be sure to develop a veneration practice that's uplifting and affirming for you.

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A Lasting Promise: The Christian Guide to Fighting for Your Marriage, New and Revised Edition Audiobook

A Lasting Promise: The Christian Guide to Fighting for Your Marriage, New and Revised Edition

Author: Daniel Trathen, Milt Bryan, Savanna Mccain, Scott M. Stanley Narrator: Jim Denison Release Date: October 2019

The revised edition of the bestselling Christian guide to a happy marriage For more than fifteen years, Scott Stanley's A Lasting Promise has offered solutions to common problems-facing conflicts, problem solving, improving communication, and dealing with core issues-within a Christian framework. Thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition is filled with sacred teachings of scripture, the latest research on marriage, and clear examples from the lives of couples. The book's strategies are designed to help couples improve communication, understand commitment, bring more fun into their relationship, and enhance their sex lives. This important book offers an invaluable resource for all couples who want to honor and preserve the holy sacrament of their union.

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Slavic Witchcraft: Old World Conjuring Spells and Folklore Audiobook

Slavic Witchcraft: Old World Conjuring Spells and Folklore

Author: Natasha Helvin Narrator: Robin Douglas Release Date: October 2019

A practical guide to the ancient magical tradition of Russian sorcery and Eastern Slavic magical rites • Offers step-by-step instructions for more than 300 spells, incantations, charms, amulets, and practical rituals for love, career success, protection, healing, divination, communicating with spirits and ancestors, and other challenges and situations • Reveals specific places of magical power in the natural world as well as the profound power of graveyards and churches for casting spells • Explores the folk history of this ancient magical tradition, including how the pagan gods gained new life as Eastern Orthodox saints, and shares folktales of magical beings, including sorceresses shapeshifting into animals and household objects Passed down through generations, the Slavic practice of magic, witchcraft, and sorcery is still alive and well in Russia, the Ukraine, and Belarus, as well as the Balkans and the Baltic states. There are still witches who whisper upon tied knots to curse or heal, sorceresses who shapeshift into animals or household objects, magicians who cast spells for love or good fortune, and common folk who seek their aid for daily problems big and small. Sharing the extensive knowledge she inherited from her mother and grandmother, including spells of the "Old Believers" previously unknown to outsiders, Natasha Helvin explores in detail the folk history and practice of Russian sorcery and Eastern Slavic magical rites, offering a rich compendium of more than 300 spells, incantations, charms, and practical rituals for love, relationships, career success, protection, healing, divination, averting the evil eye, communicating with spirits and ancestors, and a host of other life challenges and daily situations, with complete step-by-step instructions to ensure your magical goals are realized. She explains how this tradition has only a thin Christian veneer over its pagan origins and how the Slavic pagan gods and goddesses acquired new lives as the saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church. She details how the magical energy for these spells and rituals is drawn from the forces of nature, revealing specific places of power in the natural world as well as the profound power of graveyards and churches for casting spells. She explores the creation of amulets and talismans, the importance of icons, and the proper recital of magical language and actions during spells, as well as how one becomes a witch or sorceress. Offering a close examination of these two-thousand-year-old occult practices, Helvin also includes Slavic folk advice, adapted for the modern era. Revealing what it means to be a Slavic witch or sorceress, and how this vocation pervades all aspects of life, she shows that each of us has magic within that we can use to take control of our own destiny.

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The Cult of Trump: A Leading Cult Expert Explains How the President Uses Mind Control Audiobook

The Cult of Trump: A Leading Cult Expert Explains How the President Uses Mind Control

Author: Steven Hassan Narrator: Steven Hassan Release Date: October 2019

One of America's leading experts in cults and mind-control provides an eye-opening analysis of Trump and the indoctrination tactics he uses to build a fanatical devotion in his supporters. Over the past two years, Trump's behavior has become both more disturbing and yet increasingly familiar. He relies on phrases like, "fake news," "build the wall," and continues to spread the divisive mentality of us-vs.-them. He lies constantly, has no conscience, never admits when he is wrong, and projects all of his shortcomings on to others. He has become more authoritarian, more outrageous, and yet many of his followers remain blindly devoted. Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert and a major Trump supporter, calls him one of the most persuasive people living. His need to squash alternate information and his insistence of constant ego stroking are all characteristics of other famous leaders—cult leaders. In The Cult of Trump, mind-control and licensed mental health expert Steven Hassan draws parallels between our current president and people like Jim Jones, David Koresh, Ron Hubbard and Sun Myung Moon, arguing that this presidency is in many ways like a destructive cult. He specifically details the ways in which people are influenced through an array of social psychology methods and how they become fiercely loyal and obedient. Hassan was a former "Moonie" himself, and he draws on his forty years of personal and professional experience studying hypnosis and destructive cults, working as a deprogrammer, and a strategic communications interventionist. He emphasizes why it's crucial that we recognize ways to identify and protect ourselves and our loved ones. The Cult of Trump is an accessible and in-depth analysis of the president, showing that under the right circumstances, even sane, rational, well-adjusted people can be persuaded to believe the most outrageous ideas. Hassan's book is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the Trump phenomenon and looking for a way forward.

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Outgrowing God: A Beginner's Guide Audiobook

Outgrowing God: A Beginner's Guide

Author: Richard Dawkins Narrator: Richard Dawkins Release Date: September 2019

Brought to you by Penguin. Should we believe in God? In this new book, written for a new generation, the brilliant science writer and author of The God Delusion, explains why we shouldn't. Should we believe in God? Do we need God in order to explain the existence of the universe? Do we need God in order to be good? In twelve chapters that address some of the most profound questions human beings confront, Dawkins marshals science, philosophy and comparative religion to interrogate the hypocrisies of all the religious systems and explain to readers of all ages how life emerged without a Creator, how evolution works and how our world came into being. For anyone hoping to grapple with the meaning of life and what to believe, Outgrowing God is a challenging, thrilling and revelatory read. Includes a supplementary PDF.

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Wicca and Witchcraft For Dummies Audiobook

Wicca and Witchcraft For Dummies

Author: Diane Smith Narrator: Rebecca Mitchell Release Date: August 2019

Examines Wiccan magic, rituals, traditions, and code of conduct. Wondering what it takes to be a Wiccan? This plain-English guide introduces you to the vibrant world of Wicca and the practices of Witchcraft, describing its ancient origins, dispelling stereotypes, and explaining Wiccan beliefs, ethics, rituals, and holidays. You'll see what it means to live as a contemporary Wiccan-and how to worship alone or with a group. Discover how to: ● Worship alone or join a coven ● Perform charms, blessings, and spells ● Obtain necessary tools and supplies ● Spot spiritual scams and inappropriate behavior ● Explore a spiritual path guided by nature

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Familiars in Witchcraft: Supernatural Guardians in the Magical Traditions of the World Audiobook

Familiars in Witchcraft: Supernatural Guardians in the Magical Traditions of the World

Author: Maja D'aoust Narrator: Maja D'aoust Release Date: August 2019

A comprehensive exploration of familiars and their many forms and powers • Explores witch's familiars in folklore, shamanic, and magical traditions around the world, including Africa, India, Scandinavia, ancient Greece, and China • Explains how familiars are related to shamanic power animals and how the witch draws on her personal sexual energy to give this creature its power • Examines the familiar in alchemical, Hermetic, and Egyptian magical literature, including instructions for procuring a supernatural assistant Exploring the history and creation of a "witch's familiar," also known as a spirit double or guardian spirit, Maja D'Aoust shows how there is much more to these supernatural servant spirits and guardians than meets the eye. She reveals how witches are not the only ones to lay claim to this magician's "assistant" and examines how the many forms of witch's familiars are well known in folklore throughout Europe and America as well as in shamanic and magical traditions around the world, including Africa, India, and China. The author explains how familiars are connected with shapeshifting and how the classic familiars of medieval witchcraft tradition are related to the power animals and allies of shamanic practices worldwide, including animal guardian spirits of Native American traditions and the daimons of the ancient Greeks and Romans. She examines the fetch spirit, also known as the fylgia in Scandinavian tradition, and how the witch or sorcerer draws on their personal sexual energy to give this creature its power to magnetize and attract what it was sent to retrieve. She looks at incubus, succubus, doubles, doppelgangers, and soul mates, showing how familiars can also adopt human forms and sometimes form romantic or erotic attachments with the witch or shaman. Reviewing alchemical, Hermetic, and Egyptian magical literature, including the nearly forgotten alchemical works of Anna Kingsford, D'Aoust explores their instructions for procuring the attention of a supernatural assistant as well as an extensive description of the alchemical wedding and how this ritual joins the magician and familiar spirit into a single unified consciousness. Exploring fairy familiars, she reveals how a practitioner can establish a "marriage" with a totemic plant or tree spirit, who, in return, would offer teachings about its medicinal and visionary powers. Delving deeply into the intimate relations of humanity with the spirit world, D'Aoust shows how forming connections with living forces other than human enables us to move beyond the ego, expand our magical abilities, as well as evolve our conscious awareness.

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The Allure of Immortality: An American Cult, a Florida Swamp, and a Renegade Prophet Audiobook

The Allure of Immortality: An American Cult, a Florida Swamp, and a Renegade Prophet

Author: Lyn Millner Narrator: Wendy Tremont King Release Date: July 2019

Cyrus Teed was a charismatic and controversial guru who at the age of thirty had been 'illuminated' by an angel in his electro-alchemical laboratory. At the turn of the twentieth century, surrounded by the marvels of the Second Industrial Revolution, he proclaimed himself a prophet and led 200 people out of Chicago and into a new age. Or so he promised. The Koreshans settled in a mosquito-infested scrubland and set to building a communal utopia inside what they believed was a hollow earth-with humans living on the inside crust and the entire universe contained within. According to Teed's socialist and millennialist teachings, if his people practiced celibacy and focused their love on him, he would return after death and they would all become immortal. Was Teed a visionary or villain, savior or two-bit charlatan? Why did his promises and his theory of 'cellular cosmogony' persuade so many? In The Allure of Immortality, Lyn Millner weaves the many bizarre strands of Teed's life and those of his followers into a riveting story of angels, conmen, angry husbands, yellow journalism, and ultimately, hope.

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Paganism In Depth: A Polytheist Approach Audiobook

Paganism In Depth: A Polytheist Approach

Author: John Beckett Narrator: Charles Constant Release Date: June 2019

Paganism In Depth is a next level book for Pagans interested in taking their practice deeper. Author John Beckett helps you develop a detailed understanding of practical knowledge as well as ideas for working through new challenges you'll encounter as you advance in your practice, such as what happens when a deity makes demands of you, how to form and sustain community, and how to lead a community as a medium for the divine. This book shares several keys to help you find your way forward when you feel you've gone as far as you can, including daily spiritual practice, ancestor veneration, perceiving the otherworld, religious ecstasy, direct experience of the gods, offerings, divination, magical practice, and devotional practice. Your relationships with your community and with the gods and spirits are of the utmost importance. John Beckett helps you navigate those relationships so you can give and receive the energy you need on your unique spiritual journey.

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