Elemental Magic , Volume 2

The Technique of Special Effects Animation

Author: Joseph Gilland

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 358

View: 834

Design beautiful, professional-level animated effects with these detailed step-by-step tutorials from former Disney animator and animated effects expert Joseph Gilland. Filled with beautiful, full-color artwork, Elemental Magic, Volume II, breaks down the animated effect process from beginning to end-including booming explosions, gusting winds, magical incantations, and raging fires. He also breaks down the process of effects "clean-up," as well as timing and frame rates. The companion website includes real-time footage of the author lecturing as he animates the drawings from the book. In these videos, he elucidates the entire process from blank page to final animation. See it all come to life like never before. Throughout the book, Joseph refers to and includes examples from his own professional work from feature films such as Lilo & Stitch and Tarzan.

Elemental Magic

The Technique of Special Effects Animation

Author: Joseph Gilland

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 315

View: 801

A guide to creating hand-drawn and digital effects includes step-by-step diagrams and explanations for the entire spectrum of animated effects, including liquids, fire, smoke, rippling water, and spiritual entities.

Introduction to Magic, Volume II

The Path of Initiatic Wisdom

Author: Julius Evola

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 448

View: 876

Authentic initiatic practices, rituals, and wisdom collected by the UR Group • Shares a rigorous selection of initiatory exercises, including instructions for creating the diaphanous body of the Opus magicum, establishing initiatic consciousness after death, and the construction of magical chains (the enchained awareness of initiates) • Offers studies of mystery traditions throughout history, presenting not only the principles themselves but also witnesses to them and their continual validity today The “Gruppo di UR” was a group of Italian esotericists who collaborated from 1927 to 1929. The purpose of this group was to study and practice ancient rituals gleaned from the mystery traditions of the world, both East and West, in order to attain a state of superhuman consciousness and power to allow them to act magically on the world. They produced a monthly journal containing techniques for spiritual realization, accounts of personal experiences, translations of ancient texts, and original essays on esoteric topics. The group included a distinguished line-up of occultists, neo-pagans, freemasons, Anthroposophists, orientalists, poets, and members of high society. The prime movers of the group were Arturo Reghini (1878-1946), a Pythagorean mathematician and reviver of a spiritual Freemasonry, and Julius Evola (1898-1974), then a young philosopher with a precocious mastery of the esoteric doctrines of East and West. Many years later, in 1971, Evola gathered these essays into three volumes. Inner Traditions published Volume I in 2001, under the title Introduction to Magic: Rituals and Practical Techniques for the Magus. This volume, the second in the series, complements the first one, yet they are not strictly sequential, and their contents can be read in any order. Volume II shares authentic initiatic wisdom and a rigorous selection of initiatory exercises, including instructions for creating the diaphanous body of the Opus magicum, establishing initiatic consciousness after death, and the construction of magical chains (the enchained awareness of initiates). It offers studies of mystery traditions throughout history, presenting not only the principles themselves but also witnesses to them and their continual validity today. This series shows that the “Magic” of the UR Group meant an active and affirmative attitude toward individual development, handed down from a “primordial tradition” and discernable in alchemy, Hermetism, esoteric religious doctrines, indigenous practices, Tantra, Taoism, Buddhism, Vedanta, and the pagan mysteries of the West. Although some of the practical experiments demanded extraordinary efforts, both individual and collective, there is incalculable value here even for the less heroic, for merely reading these essays leaves a permanent mark on the reader.

Elemental Magic

The Technique of Special Effects Animation

Author: Joseph Gilland

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 315

View: 987

A guide to creating hand-drawn and digital effects includes step-by-step diagrams and explanations for the entire spectrum of animated effects, including liquids, fire, smoke, rippling water, and spiritual entities.

Confessions of an Illuminati, VOLUME II

The Time of Revelation and Tribulation Leading Up to 2020

Author: Leo Lyon Zagami

Publisher: CCC Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 380

View: 572

After his master thesis of the secret societies network as outlined in Volume I, the Confessions of an Illuminati narrative of Leo Lyon Zagami is projected to the reality of today, including the occult maneuvers behind the New World Order. We need to wake up beyond our current belief systems, because the "controllers" of the New World Order are moving fast using the "Prophecies" to their advantage to implement their evil plan by 2020, when World War III will finally break loose. The author demonstrates that the hierarchy of power emanating from Rome and Jerusalem, with the Jesuits and the Zionist's united by a secret pact since the Second Vatican Council, are in cahoots working towards the creation of a world government. There is also China playing a new role in the NWO with the far reaching tentacles of Chinese Freemasonry manipulating economic Hit Men and disinformation artists, while Russia is building their Christian orthodox alliance to apparently oppose the Western antichrist. In this unprecedented scenario, we also have the involvement of the big media moguls like Ted Turner and Silvio Berlusconi and their role in manipulating perceptions. The author discusses further aspects of the Satanic infiltration of Freemasonry, pointing out on the generational aspect the many ways of defending yourself psychically against black magicians, but also against the many sects operating in the Illuminati Network.

The Creatures of Arator Volume 2

Author: Joseph Barresi

Publisher: midnightrise

ISBN:

Category: Games

Page: 248

View: 482

The world of Arator. A place of myth, magic, legends, and heroes. Populated within this world are creatures, monsters, and beings that defy explanation and the imagination. Described in this second full colored and illustrated volume are the monsters and creatures of the world of Arator. From how they live, to how they fight, even down to their inner biology, this tomb is an invaluable resource to your Arcanum gaming world which brings it more to life with the denizens that populate it.

Rule of Fire

Elemental Magic & Epic Fantasy Adventure

Author: Autumn M. Birt

Publisher: AmWritingFantasy

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 787

Elemental Hunger

YA/NA Dystopian Fantasy, Volume 2

Author: Elana Johnson

Publisher: AEJ Creative Works

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 350

View: 740

The second installment in the Elemental series, a new futuristic fantasy for young adults and new adults from acclaimed author Elana Johnson, ELEMENTAL HUNGER is a full-length novel that continues the story that began in ELEMENTAL RUSH, an Elemental novella. Sixteen-year-old Gabriella Kilpatrick can shoot fire from her hands, which would be great if she didn’t get blamed for a blazing inferno that kills 17 schoolmates. When Gabby is commanded to Manifest her Element, everyone knows what she is: a genetic abnormality. Not to mention guilty. So she does two logical things to survive. 1. She runs. 2. She hacks off her hair to assume a new role—that of “Gabe”, because in her world, only boys are Firemakers. Not only does she have to act like a guy, she has to pretend to know everything a Firemaker should know. When Gabby meets Airmaster Adam Gillman, he believes her act and pledges to serve on “Gabe’s” Council. But Adam has the mark of a sentry and spent years obeying Alex, the Supreme Elemental. And Alex wants Gabby-the-genetic-freak dead and gone before she can gather the magical protection of a full Council. With Adam’s lies that sound like truths and rumors that Alex isn’t really a Firemaker—or a man—Gabby sets out to charter a Council of her own. In order to uncover the truth, Gabby will have to learn who she can trust, how to control her own power, and most of all, how to lead a Council of Elementals, most of whom have more control over their power than she does. If she can’t, she’ll find herself just like those 17 schoolmates: burned and six feet under. Look for the third and final installment, ELEMENTAL RELEASE, the final Elemental novella.

Frostbite: Vampire Academy Volume 2

Vampire Academy

Author: Richelle Mead

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 653

The international number 1 bestselling Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead is now a major motion picture. Read it before it hits cinemas in 2014! WHEN LOVE AND JEALOUSY COLLIDE ON THE SLOPES, WINTER BREAK TURNS DEADLY . . . Rose Hathaway's got serious guy trouble. Her gorgeous tutor Dimitri has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason has a huge crush on her, and she keeps getting stuck in her best friends Lissa's head while she's making out with her boyfriend, Christian. Then a massive Strigoi attack puts St. Vladmir's on high alert, and the Academy crawls with Guardians - including the legendary Janine Hathaway . . . Rose's formidable, long absent mother. The Strigoi are closing in, and the Academy's not taking any risks. This year, St. Vlad's holiday ski trip is mandatory. But the glittering winter landscape and the posh Idaho resort only provide the illusion of safety. When three studentsrun away to strikeback against the deadly Strigoi, Rose must join forces with Christian to rescue them. Only this time, Rose - and her heart - are in more danger than she ever could have imagined . . . REVIEWS FOR THE VAMPIRE ACADEMY SERIES 'Unique and mesmerizing . . . this little gem is sure to be a hit . . . Readers will bite on this series for some time to come.' VOYA 'Absorbing . . . ' Booklist 'Truly engaging . . . ' SLJ penguin.com.au/vampireacademy penguinteenaustralia.com See the Vampire Academy movie poster: va-movie.com