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Drawing Down the Moon

Drawing Down the Moon
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by Radcliffe Edmonds

An unparalleled exploration of magic in the Greco-Roman world

What did magic mean to the people of ancient Greece and Rome? How did Greeks and Romans not only imagine what magic could do, but also use it to try to influence the world around them? In Drawing Down the Moon, Radcliffe Edmonds, one of the foremost experts on magic, religion, and the occult in the ancient world, provides the most comprehensive account of the varieties of phenomena labeled as magic in classical antiquity. Exploring why certain practices, images, and ideas were labeled as "magic" and set apart from "normal" kinds of practices, Edmonds gives insight into the shifting ideas of religion and the divine in the ancient past and later Western tradition.

Using fresh approaches to the history of religions and the social contexts in which magic was exercised, Edmonds delves into the archaeological record and classical literary traditions to examine images of witches, ghosts, and demons as well as the fantastic powers of metamorphosis, erotic attraction, and reversals of nature, such as the famous trick of drawing down the moon. From prayer and divination to astrology and alchemy, Edmonds journeys through all manner of ancient magical rituals and paraphernalia--ancient tablets, spell books, bindings and curses, love charms and healing potions, and amulets and talismans. He considers the ways in which the Greco-Roman discourse of magic was formed amid the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean, including Egypt and the Near East.

An investigation of the mystical and marvelous, Drawing Down the Moon offers an unparalleled record of the origins, nature, and functions of ancient magic.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780691156934
Publication Date: 
July 2, 2019
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Social Work Sociometry and Psychodrama (P)

Social Work Sociometry and Psychodrama (P)
$49.99
$35.00
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by Scott Giacomucci

This open access book outlines the intersections between social work and the methods of sociometry and psychodrama. Different sections offer essential practice wisdom for both trauma-focused and trauma-informed experiential work for individuals, groups, organizations, and communities. This text enriches the understanding of various action-based approaches and highlights how to enliven social work practice. The chapters include clinical vignettes and examples of structured sociometric prompts with diverse populations, topics, and social work settings to enhance the understanding of group practice, individual practice, and community practice. It provides social workers and other professionals with dynamic tools to improve assessment, intervention, activism, and leadership. Strength-based practical tools are offered to readers, along with guidance for theoretical conceptualizations. This integrative book is an essential read for students, practitioners, leaders, and scholars within the fields of social work, psychodrama, the creative art therapies, group therapy, community organizing, and social activism.

ISBN/SKU: 
9789813363441
Publication Date: 
February 24, 2021
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Lab Glasses - PYRAMEX CAPPTURE PLUS CLEAR TEMPLES - S9910STMRG

Lab Glasses - PYRAMEX S9910STMRG CAPPTURE CLEAR TEMPLES
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Lab glasses required for Chemistry and Biology labs. 

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ISBN/SKU: 
810170030895

12 MILLION BLACK VOICES (P)

12 MILLION BLACK VOICES (P)
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12 Million Black Voices, first published in 1941, combines Wright's prose with startling photographs selected by Edwin Rosskam from the Security Farm Administration files compiled during the Great Depression. The photographs include works by such giants as Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, and Arthur Rothstein. From crowded, rundown farm shacks to Harlem storefront churches, the photos depict the lives of black people in 1930s America--their misery and weariness under rural poverty, their spiritual strength, and their lives in northern ghettos. Wright's accompanying text eloquently narrates the story of these 90 pictures and delivers a powerful commentary on the origins and history of black oppression in this country. Also included are new prefaces by Douglas Brinkley, Noel Ignatiev, and Michael Eric Dyson. "Among all the works of Wright, 12 Million Black Voices stands out as a work of poetry, ... passion, ... and of love."--David Bradley "A more eloquent statement of its kind could hardly have been devised."--The New York Times Book Review
ISBN/SKU: 
9781560254461
Publication Date: 
December 16, 2002
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ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY

ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
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ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY: AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH, Seventh Edition, is the perfect book to help you succeed in your abnormal psychology course! Authors Barlow and Durand show you how psychological disorders are rooted in multiple factors: biological, psychological, cultural, social, familial, and even political. You can test your understanding of topics with the text's built-in concept checks and chapter quizzes.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781285755618
Publication Date: 
January 1, 2014
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ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (Hardcover)

ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (Hardcover)
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Abnormal Psychology provides a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the primary psychological disorders studied within the discipline. Maintaining a focus on the individuals at the heart of the study of abnormal psychology, the authors employ a biopsychosocial approach that helps readers achieve an understanding of the holistic context in which abnormalities of behavior occur. In addition to the contributions of new co-author Matthew Nock, the Seventeenth Edition has been extensively updated to reflect DSM-5 diagnostic categories, classifications, and criteria.

KEY TOPICS: Abnormal Psychology: Overview and Research Approaches; Historical and Contemporary Views of Abnormal Behavior; Causal Factors and Viewpoints; Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis; Stress and Physical and Mental Health; Panic, Anxiety, Obsessions, and Their Disorders; Mood Disorders and Suicide; Somatic Symptom and Dissociative Disorders; Eating Disorders and Obesity; Personality Disorders; Substance-Related Disorders; Sexual Variants, Abuse, and Dysfunctions; Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders; Neurocognitive Disorders; Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence (Neurodevelopmental Disorders); Psychological Treatment; Contemporary and Legal Issues in Abnormal Psychology

MARKET For readers seeking an up-to-date overview of abnormal psychology.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780133852059
Publication Date: 
March 2, 2016
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ABSTRACT ALGEBRA

ABSTRACT ALGEBRA
$44.99

This carefully written textbook offers a thorough introduction to abstract algebra, covering the fundamentals of groups, rings and fields.

The first two chapters present preliminary topics such as properties of the integers and equivalence relations. The author then explores the first major algebraic structure, the group, progressing as far as the Sylow theorems and the classification of finite abelian groups. An introduction to ring theory follows, leading to a discussion of fields and polynomials that includes sections on splitting fields and the construction of finite fields. The final part contains applications to public key cryptography as well as classical straightedge and compass constructions.

Explaining key topics at a gentle pace, this book is aimed at undergraduate students. It assumes no prior knowledge of the subject and contains over 500 exercises, half of which have detailed solutions provided.

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9783319776484
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Acquiring the Major Speech Functions in Russian

Acquiring the Major Speech Functions in Russian
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ISBN/SKU: 
9781465294425
Publication Date: 
April 11, 2016
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ACROPOLIS IN THE AGE OF PERICLES (W/CD) (P)

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This abridged and revised edition of the author's monumental The Athenian Acropolis: History, Mythology and Archaeology from the Neolithic Era to the Present (Cambridge, 1998) focuses specifically on the development of the Acropolis in the fifth century BC and the building program initiated by Pericles. Incorporating the latest discoveries and research on individual monuments of the Acropolis, this edition is illustrated with 145 halftones as well as a CD-ROM including 180 color images of the monuments of the Acropolis. Previous Edition Hb (1998): 0-521-41786-4 Previous Edition Pb (2000): 0-521-42834-3
ISBN/SKU: 
9780521527408
Publication Date: 
July 5, 2004

ACTOR PREPARES

ACTOR PREPARES
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$15.00
Stanislavski's simple exercises fire the imagination, and help readers not only discover their own conception of reality but how to reproduce it as well.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780878309832
Publication Date: 
April 28, 1989
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