Believing In Magic

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In this fully updated edition of Believing in Magic, renowned superstition expert Stuart Vyse investigates our tendency towards these irrational beliefs.

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Genre : Medical
Author : Stuart A. Vyse
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2013-11
File : 329 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780199996926


Believing In Magic

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In her powerful and inspiring memoir, Cookie Johnson, wife of NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson, shares details of her marriage, motherhood, faith, and how an HIV diagnosis twenty-five years ago changed the course of their lives forever. On November 7, 1991, basketball icon Earvin “Magic” Johnson stunned the world with the news that he was HIV-positive. For the millions who watched, his announcement became a pivotal moment not only for the nation, but for his family and wife. Twenty-five years later, Cookie Johnson shares her story and the emotional journey that started on that day—from life as a pregnant and joyous newlywed to one filled with the fear that her husband would die, that she and her baby would be infected with the virus, and that their family would be shunned. Believing in Magic is the story of Cookie’s marriage to Earvin—nearly four decades of loving each other, losing their way, and eventually finding a path they never imagined. Never before has Cookie shared her full account of the reasons she stayed and her life with Earvin “Magic” Johnson. Believing in Magic is her very personal story of survival and triumph as a wife, mother, and faith-filled woman.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Cookie Johnson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-09-20
File : 272 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781501125188


The Magic Of Believing

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"One of the greatest inspirational and motivational books ever written." — Norman Vincent Peale In this bestselling self-help book, a successful businessman reveals the secrets behind harnessing the unlimited energies of the subconscious. Millions of readers have benefited from these visualization techniques, which show you how to turn your thoughts and dreams into actions that can lead to enhanced income, happier relationships, increased effectiveness, heightened influence, and improved peace of mind. World War I veteran Claude M. Bristol (1891–1951) wrote The Magic of Believing to help former soldiers adjust to civilian life. A pioneer of the New Thought movement and a popular motivational speaker, Bristol addressed those in all walks of life, from politicians and leaders to performers and salespeople. His timeless message of the powers of focused thinking and self-affirmation remains a vital source of inspiration and a practical path to achievement.

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : Claude M. Bristol
Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
Release : 2019-05-15
File : 179 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780486840246


The Magic Of Believing English

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Since its release, The Magic of Believing has sold over one million copies worldwide, and for good reason – it works! Based on the original research of Claude M. Bristol into the nature of thought and the power of your subconscious mind, this book shows how anyone can overcome obstacles and achieve whatever goal they set their mind to, through the powerful methods of visualization, focused thinking, and having faith in yourself. The tried and tested techniques described in this book have been used by many to attain vast improvements in their personal and professional lives. The simplicity of the philosophy provides a powerful catalyst for change. If you seek to better yourself, look no further – The Magic of Believing has got you covered. Through this book, learn how to: • Dive deep into your subconscious mind and rely on its intelligent strength to overcome obstacles • Harness the powerful force that is thought and make your dreams come true • Turn your all-consuming desire for success into a motivating factor • Have faith in yourself and your creativity to enhance effectiveness Apply these techniques in your own life and then marvel as all your goals turn into reality faster than you would have ever thought possible. Now it’s your turn to believe in magic!

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : Claude M Bristol
Publisher : Manjul Publishing
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File : 161 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9789390085309


The Book Of Immortality

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An exploration of one of the most universal human obsessions charts the rise of longevity science from its alchemical beginnings to modern-day genetic interventions and enters the world of those whose lives are shaped by a belief in immortality.

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Genre : History
Author : Adam Gollner
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2014-09-30
File : 416 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781439109434


The Magic Of Believing Believe In Yourself And The Universe Is Forced To Believe In You

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"Reset Your mysterious 'Mental Thermostat' that is responsible for all success (and failure). Do you find yourself on the edge of succeeding at something and then all of a sudden everything falls apart? Have you struggled for years with the knowledge that you have at least as much on the ball as many others who have succeeded, but you're still mired in mediocre results? Do you come up with some great ideas that you know could change your life but you never seem to get started on them? Are you working harder but can't seem to make any progress? If you answered yes to any of those questions it's almost certain that you don't know the magic of believing. It's the almost super-human power that turns otherwise ordinary people into billionaires, sports stars, Hollywood celebrities, political leaders and superstars on the stages of the world. This new, groundbreaking book from goal setting expert and renowned speaker and author Vic Johnson will teach you step by step how to believe in yourself. And when you do, the Universe is forced to believe in YOU!"--P. [4] of cover.

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : Vic Johnson
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Release : 2012-09-01
File : 94 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1937918637


The Christmasaurus

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Why settle for a pony or a puppy for Christmas when you could have a dinosaur? A rollicking adventure from singer-songwriter and YouTuber Tom Fletcher! Once upon a time--long, long ago, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth--an egg rolled away from its mother and landed in the ocean, where it froze solid and stayed peacefully for thousands of years. Then one day Santa and his elves discover the frozen egg, and Santa sits on it to see if it will hatch. But he can't guess what's inside. . . . A dinosaur! Meanwhile, a young boy named William Trundle has only ever wished for one thing for Christmas: a dinosaur! So when Santa accidentally gives William the real Christmasaurus instead of a stuffed replica, it's the BEST CHRISTMAS EVER! Until an evil man known as the Hunter decides a dinosaur will be the perfect addition to his collection. A wild and hilarious adventure ensues in this instant Christmas classic!

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Tom Fletcher
Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
Release : 2018-10-23
File : 384 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781524773328


The Decline Of Magic

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A new history that overturns the received wisdom that science displaced magic in Enlightenment Britain--named a Best Book of 2020 by the Financial Times In early modern Britain, belief in prophecies, omens, ghosts, apparitions and fairies was commonplace. Among both educated and ordinary people the absolute existence of a spiritual world was taken for granted. Yet in the eighteenth century such certainties were swept away. Credit for this great change is usually given to science - and in particular to the scientists of the Royal Society. But is this justified? Michael Hunter argues that those pioneering the change in attitude were not scientists but freethinkers. While some scientists defended the reality of supernatural phenomena, these sceptical humanists drew on ancient authors to mount a critique both of orthodox religion and, by extension, of magic and other forms of superstition. Even if the religious heterodoxy of such men tarnished their reputation and postponed the general acceptance of anti-magical views, slowly change did come about. When it did, this owed less to the testing of magic than to the growth of confidence in a stable world in which magic no longer had a place.

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Genre : Enlightenment
Author : Michael Hunter
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2020-01-07
File : 265 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780300243581


The 7 Laws Of Magical Thinking

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In this witty and perceptive debut, a former editor at Psychology Today shows us how magical thinking makes life worth living. Psychologists have documented a litany of cognitive biases- misperceptions of the world-and explained their positive functions. Now, Matthew Hutson shows us that even the most hardcore skeptic indulges in magical thinking all the time-and it's crucial to our survival. Drawing on evolution, cognitive science, and neuroscience, Hutson shows us that magical thinking has been so useful to us that it's hardwired into our brains. It encourages us to think that we actually have free will. It helps make us believe that we have an underlying purpose in the world. It can even protect us from the paralyzing awareness of our own mortality. In other words, magical thinking is a completely irrational way of making our lives make rational sense. With wonderfully entertaining stories, personal reflections, and sharp observations, Hutson reveals our deepest fears and longings. He also assures us that it is no accident his surname contains so many of the same letters as this imprint.

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Genre : Psychology
Author : Matthew Hutson
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2012-04-12
File : 304 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781101561737


Do You Believe In Magic

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Medical expert Paul A. Offit, M.D., offers a scathing exposé of the alternative medicine industry, revealing how even though some popular therapies are remarkably helpful due to the placebo response, many of them are ineffective, expensive, and even deadly. Dr. Offit reveals how alternative medicine—an unregulated industry under no legal obligation to prove its claims or admit its risks—can actually be harmful to our health. Using dramatic real-life stories, Offit separates the sense from the nonsense, showing why any therapy—alternative or traditional—should be scrutinized. He also shows how some nontraditional methods can do a great deal of good, in some cases exceeding therapies offered by conventional practitioners. An outspoken advocate for science-based health advocacy who is not afraid to take on media celebrities who promote alternative practices, Dr. Offit advises, “There’s no such thing as alternative medicine. There’s only medicine that works and medicine that doesn’t.”

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Genre : Medical
Author : Paul A. Offit, M.D.
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2013-06-18
File : 274 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780062223005