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    The Witches' Goddess by Janet Farrar

    Robert Hale Ltd, London, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Fine Condition/Fine. This book is of great practical value in discovering and celebrating the transforming energy of the Feminine Principle of Divinity. Part I covers the myriad faces of the Goddess revealed, including: Her presence throughout history; Her Earth and Moon symbolism; Her Madonna and Magdalene disguises; Her revelation within the psyche; Her relationship with women; Her influence today; and much more. Part II covers ritual invocations of the Goddess in 13 guises: from Ishtar to Isis, from Hecate to Aphrodite, from Epona to Ma'at. Part III gives an alphabetical listing of more than 1000 goddesses including a brief history and the main correspondences of each. This is an important work by the Farrars providing an in-depth exploration of the Goddess in her many aspects at a time when Western culture is awakening to the influence of Feminine Divinity, both individually and collectively. Size: Large Octavo. 319 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket is in as new condition, apart from normal shop shelf wear - contains no tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Gilt titles spine. blue cloth; illustrated by b/w. drawings & photo's.. Includes appendices, bibliography & index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Magic, Paranormal & Occult; Wicca; Witchcraft; Paganism; Women & Feminism. ISBN: 0709028008. ISBN/EAN: 9780709028000. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4124. . 9780709028000


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    THE GODDESS CELEBRATES: AN ANTHOLOGY OF WOMEN'S RITUALS by Stein, Diane

    Crossing Press. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1991. Paperback. 089594460X . MAGIC; Mysticism; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 259, 1 pages; Witchcraft, magic, mysticism. Publ 1991 .


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    AUD $12.00

    WITCHCRAFT AND SORCERY : SELECTED READINGS; by Marwick, Max (Ed)

    Penguin Books. Very Good-; Yellowed paper. Parts of contents marked but clean text.. 1982. Second Edition. Paperback. 0140132554 . Reprinted 1990 . Index. 350gms weight; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 496 pages .


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    A Gathered Meadow; Signed by Rubin, Diana Kwiatkowski

    Prospect Press. Near Fine. 2000. First Edition. Trade Paperback. 189266819x . Inscribed by author on title page; Very slightest of edgewear; 84 pages; Signed by Author .


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    This Is A Photograph Of A World War I Observation Balloon by Ephemera [Photograph][Balloon School, Arcadia, Ca] [Military Observation Balloon]

    Arcadia, CA: No Publisher Listed.. Very Good+. 1918. Other. B&W Illustrations; This is a smallish photography (approx. 5.5" x 3.5" in size) in Very Good+ condition. The photo is of a World War I Observation Balloon. The description on the back reads: "An 'Air Elephant' going up, at an American Balloon school, with a cadet in the basket, Arcadia, California". The balloon appears to be a Caquot Type R Observation Balloon. "Tethered balloons allowed World War I observers to see as far as 40 miles behind enemy lines to spot troop movements, chart trench systems and direct artillery fire. The observation balloon most used by Americans was named for its designer, French engineer Lt. Albert Caquot. The hydrogen-filled balloon could lift two passengers in its basket, along with charting and communications equipment, plus the weight of its mooring cable, to a height of about 4,000 feet in good weather. Normal operations were between 1,000 and 4,000 feet. During WWI, American balloon observers directed artillery fire at targets such as troop concentrations and supply dumps. They noted more than 1,000 enemy airplane sightings, 1,000 instances of military traffic on railroads and roads and 400 artillery batteries. " (from the National Museum of the US Air Force website) .


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    Brave And True: Talks To Young Men by DAVIDSON, Thain

    New York: Fleming H. Revell. Fair/Fair. 1891. . Hardcover. 8vo X-LIB copy stamps/discards/etc. Cover nicks chips etc. Reading copy only. .


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    Witchcraft Out of the Shadows: A History by Leo Ruickbie

    Robert Hale Ltd, London, 2011. First Paperback Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. red end-papers; This complete history of witchcraft from Ancient Greece to the present day charts the rise and development of witchcraft and the modern witchcraft religion of Wicca. Today witchcraft is on everyone's lips, on television, film and in literature, but few know, or are even able to guess at, its shadowy history. This in-depth investigation discovers how the ideas we have about witchcraft took shape thousands of years ago in the myths and religions of the ancient world. It looks at why these ideas were expressed so violently during the era of the witch trials. Finally, it reveals how witchcraft has been transformed into one of the most radical and fastest growing religions of our age - a religion of equality and compassion that still has the power to unsettle even the bravest amongst us. With new analyses, fresh insights and previously unpublished material drawn from the author's doctoral research into the mysticism, magic and social meaning of Wicca, this is the first book to bring witchcraft fully out of the shadows. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 271 pages. This is the publisher's 'file copy' with those words stamped on the page edges & with their information stamp on the pre-title pager. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Red titles spine;. illustrated by b/w. drawings & photo's.. Includes notes, bibliography & index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Magic, Paranormal & Occult; Witches; Witchcraft; Wicca; Magic, Paranormal & Occult. ISBN: 0709092008. ISBN/EAN: 9780709092001. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3484. . 9780709092001


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    The Arcadian Observer Vol. 1 No. 15 - Vol. 1 No. 25 (1918-1919) by United States Army Balloon School

    Arcadia, CA: United States Army Balloon School. Very Good. 1919. Newspaper. B&W Illustrations; This is a group of base newspaper / Journal : The Arcadian Observer (Vol. 1 Nos 15-25) 1918-1919. The newspapers / journals are all in Very Good to Very Good+ condition . The covers have some toning / darkening, some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners. The text pages are mostly clean, thought with toning due the paper used. "There are two issues with No. 16, but with two different dates. (the first being Nov. 16, 1918, the second is Nov. 23, 1918) For a total of 11 issues. "On May 13th, 1918, authority to start construction of the Balloon School, Arcadia, California was received. The estimated cost was $360,000. On June 18th the actual construction of the offices, storerooms, and latrines commenced. By September 26th, but one hundred and one days from the time the actual construction began, all construction from the original plans was completed. On October 10th, the following buildings were accepted as conforming to specifications: ten mess halls, eight barracks, six latrines and bath houses, five hose house buildings, in addition to the Commanding Officer’s quarters, Hospital, Guard House, Company Store Building, Post Exchange, Post Headquarters, Aero Supply and Quartermasters’ Supply Building, Officers’ Mess, Photo Laboratory, Sanitary Sewers, Gas Mains and Motor works. By November 20th, seven Company Headquarters and Post Signal Office were completed. During this construction work, the actual work of getting balloons in the air for instruction was rapidly being accomplished." (California Aviation History website) .


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    Witchcraft in America Today by Emile C. Schurmacher

    Paperback Library, New York, 1970. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Who are the witches in America Today? In expensive Park Avenue apartments and Harlem tenements, in the farms of Pennsylvania and the swamps of Florida, people are casting spells, preparing charms, burning magic candles, and attending nude Black Masses. Witchcraft in America Today is a fascinating survey of the varieties of magic currently being practiced, from the black Pope of San Francisco to the "swinging coven of politically prominent people in Washington, D.C. What are their goals? What powers do they possess? Why are they increasing in number? The answers - startling, strange and frightening - are all here in “Witchcraft in America Today.” Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 176 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. White titles spine. light wear to edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Magic, Paranormal & Occult; Witchcraft; Wicca; United States; Sociology & Culture. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3521. . This book is very light, and may be shipped for less than the standard book cost quoted at this site..


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    £5.00

    Witchcraft at Salem by Chadwick Hansen

    Arrow Books Ltd, London, 1971. First Paperback Edition. Softcover. Near Fine Condition/No Dust Jacket. The witchcraft trials in Salern. Massachusetts in the seventeenth century are probably the most famous of all such trials. Nowadays the standard view is that of Arthur Miller in The Crucible: that the accused were the victims of bigotry, were persecuted by fanatical men. And that witchcraft was not practiced. that there was no menace to society. This book is a challenge to those views. Chadwick Hansen sets out to prove that 'There was witchcraft at Salern. and it worked, It did real harm to its victims and there was every reason to regard it as a criminal offence, 'It worked then as it works now in witchcraft societies. , , producing hysterical symptoms as a result of the victim's fear, and sometimes, , , even producing death'. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 288 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. White titles spine. b/w. illustrations;. Includes notes,select bibliography & index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Magic, Paranormal & Occult; Wicca; Sociology & Culture; Women & Feminism; United States; Renaissance 16thc to 17thc; History. ISBN: 0090039106. ISBN/EAN: 9780090039104. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3531. . 9780090039104 This book is very light, and may be shipped for less than the standard book cost quoted at this site..


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    £120.00

    A Year and a Day in Magick: a Complete Week-By-Week Course to a Lifetime in Magick by Cassandra Eason

    W Foulsham & Co Ltd, Slough, Berkshire, 2007. First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine Condition/No Dust Jacket. You may have discovered that there is a desperate shortage of teachers in Witchcraft in your area. The demand for tuition in the magic arts is so strong that there aren't enough teachers to go around. This book has been designed to address the problem and provides a first-rate, self-teaching programme. It takes you through a year and a day of magick training, the period of time needed to graduate in the First Degree of Initiation. It also provides structured, magickal activities and teaching for covens and magickal groups. Here you will follow the programme step by step, week by week through the seasons until you have gained the necessary levels of skill and understanding. It doesn't matter where you start in the year. The book has been organised as a diary so that you can start working at any time. And by using the index you can incorporate the immediate season's festivals too. Take this book home and keep working gently towards that final moment, after the end of a year and a day, when you will be qualified to call yourself a genuine practising white witch. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 720 pages. a couple of light vertical creases to spine. Red titles spine;. the lightest of wear to edges. illustrated by b/w. drawings. Includes index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Magic, Paranormal & Occult; Wicca; Witchcraft; Esoteric; Magic, Paranormal & Occult. ISBN: 0572032811. ISBN/EAN: 9780572032814. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3160. . 9780572032814 This book is fairly heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.


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    Convenient Husband : Man of the Month (Silhouette Desire #732) by Hohl, Joan

    New York, NY, U.S.A.: Silhouette Books, 1992. First Paperback Printing. Mass Market Paperback. Good. Brief summary of content available upon request by e-mail.


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    Celtic Wise Woman: The Secrets Revealed by Gater, Dilys

    London: Robert Hale Limited. New. 1999. First Edition; First Printing. Paperback. 0709060661 . Unread with minimal shelf wear. From a time of ancient Celtic goddesses to the Wise Woman of today, Dilys Gater shares the secrets of her calling in the form of "thoughts, magic, wisdom and spells." She changes the lives of people who use her gifts through lovespells, instructions for communicating with the dead, shape-shifting and showing them the spiritual path to follow. Dilys Gater is a practicing psychic, medium and Reiki healer.; 192 pages .


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    BUILDING A MAGICAL RELATIONSHIP The Five Points of Love by Collins, Cynthia Jane & Raeburn, Jane

    Citadel Press. New. 2002. First Edition. Softcover. 0806523069 . New book, small remainder mark on bottom edge of pages. "Equality, consensus, emotional honesty, giving & receiving, balance. Love thrives on these five principles of lasting relationships. This thoughtful and honest guide will help readers discover how to develop and apply each principle for the creation of joyful, life-enhancing partnerships - from traditional marriage to same-sex couples, Pagan handfastings, and multi-partner relationships. " (350-noto) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .


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    The Green Hedge Witch: A Guide to Wild Magic by Rae Beth

    Robert Hale Ltd, London, 2008. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Near Fine. light blue end-papers; Rae Beth, author of the bestselling "Hedge Witch", brings us a whole new world of witchcraft and magic in her new book, "The Green Hedge Witch". The author blends the ancient tradition of wildwood mysticism with a subject that is supremely relevant for our modern day lives - the environment.Concerns about our world and environment have never been stronger, and through a mixture of spirit travelling, spells, wands, broomsticks and familiars, the author shows us how we can not only heal the human relationship with the rest of nature, but also to help bring evolution to the human concepts of nature.A book for both budding spell-casters and experienced workers as well, "The Green Hedge Witch" teaches how we can develop a relationship with those spirit presences who dwell in or can be psychically contacted through nature. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 175 pages. This is the publisher's 'file copy' with their information stamp on the front end-paper. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket is in as new condition, apart from normal shop shelf wear - contains no tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Gilt titles spine. maroon cloth; illustrated by b/w. drawings. Includes bibliography & addresses. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Magic, Paranormal & Occult; Witchcraft; Wicca; Mysticism; Magic, Paranormal & Occult. ISBN: 0709085850. ISBN/EAN: 9780709085850. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3487. . 9780709085850


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    CAST INTO THE FIRE In an Age of Politcal and Religious Corruption, a Woman Healer Survives by Carolyn Chambers Clark

    Vista Publishing. Very Good. 1994. First Edition. Softcover. 1880254190 . Ex-library book, still in quite good condition. Sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Light edgewear and scuffing to cover, a little soiling outer edge of pages. Pages otherwise clean. . "A powerful novel based on historical fact set in the age of witch hunts. A strong and daring young woman, Ventura and her family, move across two continents as they struggle against the evils of 17th century Seville and Salem. " (442noto) ; 8vo .


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    $37.00

    Find A Crooked Sixpence by Thompson Estelle

    Unclipped DJ Has Light Shelfwear With Odd Age Marks. Text Block Speckled With Odd Age Marks Scattered Throughout. Very RARE Copy In This Form. Murder Set In Queensland Australia. 191pp


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    Group Of Four Aviation Photographs From 1910 (Apparently from Flugfeld in Puchheim) by [Ephemera] [Aviation] [Photographs]

    Pucheim, Germany. Very Good+. 1910. Other. B&W Illustrations; This is a group of four small photographs (3.5" length x 2.5x height) possibly on salted paper of airplanes flown at the Munich Air Race of 1910. The reverse of the photographs give basic descriptions, including the place -- Puchheim and the Aviators. The grpou of for prints come with an autograph (handwritten) statement from the owner giving them to a friend for his aviation collection. The aviators include: Emil Jeannin, Dr. Otto Lindpaintner and Gustav Otto. While Emil Jeannin is listed as one of the five pilots engaged for this race, the other three aviators were apparently running in the same circles / groups and likely brought their planes with them. "The Munich "Akademie für Aviatik" was founded in 1909, mainly by members of the Royal Bavarian Automobile Club. Its main aim was promoting aviation, particularly by flying dirigibles and other flying machines. This included building an airfield with all necessary installations, but also creating a library and a museum and the awarding of prizes for competitions. Suitable grounds for an airfield were found in the village of Puchheim, 15 kilometres west of central Munich, where 76 hectares of moorland was bought and leased. A modern and completely equipped airfield with a two-kilometre race course was built. It was decided to celebrate the opening of the airfield by organizing an "aviation week" of five days in the end of May, starting less than a week after the Berlin-Johannisthal spring meeting. Five pilots were engaged. Emil Jeannin, Baron Pierre de Caters and Ellery von Gorrissen came directly from the Berlin meeting, where the two former had been very successful. They were accompanied by Belgian Jules Tyck on a Blériot and local Munich man Simon Brunnhuber on one of the Antoinettes bought by Walther Huth, who would later start the Albatros company." (from Wikipedia) .


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    WITCHES' ALMANAC SPRING 2008 - SPRING 2009 Being a Compendium of Ancient Lore and Legend - the Indispensible Guide and Delightful Companion for Adept, Occultist and Mortal Alike by Theitic

    Newport Rhode Island: The Witches' Almanac. Very Good; Some dates highlighted in calendar section.. 2007. Paperback. 097737033X . As well as calendar and predictions, numerous articles on Blavatsky, dowsing, Yoruba, tarot, Rasputin. Buddha. 250gms weight; Vol. 27; B&W Illustrations; 8.70 X 5.90 X 0.60 inches; 136 pages .


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    $75.00

    Three Issues Of The Rockwell Field Weekly Flight Newspaper June 1st, 1918, June 22nd, 1918 and June 29, 1918 by Ephemera

    San Diego, CA: The Rockwell Field Weekly Flight. Good. 1918. Newspaper. B&W Illustrations; All three issues of this weekly newspaper are in Good to Near Fine - condition. The edges of the papers have edge wear, nicking creases and edge tears. There noticeable toning to the pages. "Rockwell Field is a former United States Army Air Corps military airfield, located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) northwest of the city of Coronado, California on the northern part of the Coronado Peninsula across the bay from San Diego, California. This airfield played a fundamental role in the development of United States military aviation in the period before and during World War I. Originally it was The Curtiss School of Aviation, founded by Glenn Curtiss. In November 1912, the Army established a permanent flying school on the island. It served as a major flying school during World War I, and remained active as an Army Air Corps facility after the war. The facility was transferred to the United States Navy on 31 January 1939." .


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    The Book of Spells: Positive Enchantments to Enhance Your Life by Johnstone, Michael

    Capella / Arcturus Publishing Limited, London, 2002. First Edition. Paperback. Near Fine/N/A. The Book of Spells is a stimulating and comprehensive workbook for anyone interested in discovering their magical powers, and how these can be harnessed as a means of improving their life and circumstances. This book includes: Guidance on how to master the proper techniques involved in successful white magic; Instruction on the necessary equipment and clothing; Information regarding the correct time to perform individual rituals; & Hundreds of life-enhancing spells. 387 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Magic, Paranormal & Occult; Wicca; Ritual Magic; Witchcraft; Religion & Theology. ISBN: 1841931292. ISBN/EAN: 9781841931296. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: EST00114. . 9781841931296


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    CAD $16.25

    21st Century Wicca A Young Witch's Guide to Living the Magical Life by Hunter Jennifer

    Citadel - Kensington. Very Good+. 1997. Trade Paperback. 0806518871 . Very Good++, tight, bright & unmarked with light cover wear. "Written by a young witch in her mid-twenties, this book provides a refreshingly modern approach to Wicca craft and practice. Chapters cover spells, sabbats, initiations, psychic abilities, everyday magic, the effects of Wicca on relationships with others, being a teenage witch, and much more. A series of exercises designed to both teach and accustom the reader to the ways of witchcraft is also included. Illustrations." ; 9.05 X 5.91 X 0.72 inches; 219 pages .


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    The Wiccan Rede: Couplets of the Law, Teachings and Enchantments by Mark Ventimiglia

    Robert Hale Ltd, London, 2006. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). As New/As New. blue end-papers; "The Wiccan Rede" is the heart and central tenet of the ancient Wiccan religion and contains all its fundamental teachings. This attractive edition will show you how to put the Rede's wisdom into practice, and live by its underlying principle, 'An ye harm none, do as thou will'. This handy book gives you a complete philosophical learning system that is easily translated into daily life. A work of integrity, scholarship and devotion, "The Wiccan Rede" should be the cherished companion of every dedicated, responsible practitioner.; Size: Octavo (standard book size). 192 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket is in as new condition, apart from normal shop shelf wear - contains no tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Gilt titles spine. blue cloth. Includes glossary & index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Magic, Paranormal & Occult; Witchcraft; Wicca; Paganism; Magic, Paranormal & Occult. ISBN: 0709081499. ISBN/EAN: 9780709081494. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3251. . 9780709081494


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    LANGUAGES OF WITCHCRAFT Narrative, Ideology and Meaning in Early Modern Culture by Clark, Stuart

    London: Macmillan. New in New dust jacket. 2001. First Edition. Hardcover. 033379348X . Book is new, with light shelf wear to the dustjacket involving 2 small tears to upper spine and light scuffing to rear - otherwise as new. " Different conceptions of the world and of reality have made witchcraft possible in some societies and impossible in others. How did the people of early modern Europe experience it, what was it, and what was its place in their culture? ......; 8vo; The news essays in this collection illustrate the latest trends in witchcraft research and in cultural history in general. After three decades in which the social analysis of witchcraft accusations has dominated the subject, they turn instead to its significance and meaning as a cultural phenomenon? To the "languages" of witchcraft, rather than its causes. As a result, witchcraft seems less startling than it once was, yet more revealing of the world in which it occurred. " .


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    Le Reichenbach, inf. prés Meiringen. by GABLER, A

    Interlaken, Phot. Gabler, ca. 1895. Original photograph, cabinetcard, albumen print, 15,3 x 9,6 cm, photograph no. 1478. KEYWORDS:switserland/meiringen/photo


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