Magic at Work

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9780385417297: Magic at Work

Analyzing the five stages of the great magicians' educations--the call, initiating, testing, drawing success from failure, and sharing--a handbook for the aspiring corporate magician utilizes rituals and magical practices to create success in the workplace.

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Now more than ever, companies and individuals are facing nearly impossible odds -- challenges so tough that nothing less than all-out magic is needed. Based on extensive research into the creative practices of great magicians from lore and history, like Merlin, Perseval, Casteneda's shaman-god Don Juan, even Tom Robbins's unquenchable cowgirl-magician Sissy, authors Pearson and Sievert analyze the five stages of the great magicians' education. From this research they show how one can begin to realize one's highest powers of creativity and effectiveness. The five stages of learning every aspiring magician must undergo: Hearing the call to magic, discovering the need for it in your life; Initiating -- or how to think freshly about a problem; Testing oneself and one's strength in the face of nightly challenges; Drawing a success out of failure; Sharing your powers as ancient magicians do in the practice known as "casting the circle." This is a handbook on how to work magic in your life. From rituals to actual magical practices adapted for use in the workplace, Magic At Work instructs and inspires. All can participate in realizing new imaginative heights that go far beyond any other guide to creativity. It not only talks about magic, it is, in substance and style, magic itself. Magic at Work: Camelot, Creative Leadership, and EverydayMiracles.
Copyright © 1995 by Carol S. Pearson and Sharon Seivert.

About the Author:

Carol S. Pearson, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized scholar and well-known author of numerous books, among them the bestselling The Hero Within, Awakening the Heroes Within, The Hero and the Outlaw, and Magic at Work. Her forthcoming book, Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within, will be published in October 2015 and is available for advance orders.

Dr. Pearson's most recent book, The Transforming Leader, is an edited collection of cutting edge essays on the challenges facing leaders in the 21st century that grew out of the Fetzer Institute's Leadership for Transformation Project, for which she was principal investigator. The Transforming Leader was honored by the International Leadership Association for for making a significant contribution to the field of leadership.

Dr. Pearson previously was executive vice president and provost and later president of Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. She has been a senior administrator and professor at higher education institutions including the University of Colorado, the University of Maryland, Georgetown University, and Goucher College; a consultant for multinational corporations and government agencies; and a popular public speaker and workshop leader. Before going to Pacifica, she was executive director of the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland, a professor in the UM School of Public Policy, and a member of the executive committee of the International Leadership Association. Earlier in her career, she was President of CASA: the Center for Archetypal Studies and Applications; President of Meristem, a nonprofit educational organization; and senior editor of The Inner Edge: A Resource for Enlightened Business Practice. She currently lives in Santa Barbara with her husband of 40 years.

Sharon Seivert is the president of GREAT WORK, a management consulting firm based in Cambridge, Mass.

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