Emir's Education in the Proper Use of Magical Powers

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Come along for adventure in a time when the world was new and death was unknown. As his kingdom quickly becomes crowded by people, plants, and animals who live forever, young Prince Emir must discover the answers to some most perplexing questions.

At the behest of his royal parents, Emir undertakes a difficult journey to discover death, understand the reasons for the seasons, and even figure out what life is all about. A larger order for such a small prince, but Emir is not ...

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Overview

Come along for adventure in a time when the world was new and death was unknown. As his kingdom quickly becomes crowded by people, plants, and animals who live forever, young Prince Emir must discover the answers to some most perplexing questions.

At the behest of his royal parents, Emir undertakes a difficult journey to discover death, understand the reasons for the seasons, and even figure out what life is all about. A larger order for such a small prince, but Emir is not alone in his quest. Aided by the muses of Conscience and Inspiration, our young hero finally understands that all living things must have their own seasons of birth, growth, and returning to the earth.

Jane Roberts touched millions with her Seth books. Now this same gentle heart reminds spirits young and old to honor the cycle of life, the seasons, and world diversity with this charming fairy tale for all ages.

A child is educated into the "Parade of Life" and in turn teaches his people to work cooperatively with nature and all its aspects of life and death.

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Midwest Book Review
…lovingly illustrated with pen-and-ink drawings, is a fairy tale for young and old…to remind us “to honor the cycles of life, the seasons, and world diversity.
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And that's just what happened in the kingdom in which a small boy named Emir lived. Emir's Education In The Proper Use Of Magical Powers, by Jane Roberts, is a charming story for all ages. The king, Emir's father, sent him on a trip to learn the names of all that he saw: plants, animals, lands, and seas. Being a child, and being used to getting his own way by simply stamping his feet and demanding what he wanted, Emir had much more than names to learn.

Emir journeys to the Land of the Gods first, then searches for the God of All Life. His personality keeps him from getting the answers he seeks. Unable to admit this, he tells a lie to his people, which makes him even more miserable. Luckily, he has a week in which to come up with the true answer. He sheds his pride and arrogance and seeks help from Conscience and Inspiration, from whom he learns that "all living things must have their own seasons of birth, growth, and returning to the earth."

Roberts is the author of the "Seth" books, spiritual classics published in the 1970s. Emir's Education In The Proper Use Of Magical Powers, lovingly illustrated with pen-and-ink drawings, is a fairy tale for young and old alike, meant to remind us "to honor the cycles of life, the seasons, and world diversity."

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Emir is a young prince in a brand-new kingdom with some rather serious problems to solve. In his kingdom nothing grows old and always remains the same. At his father's request Emir (a rather self-important young prince) reluctantly undertakes two journeys into lands far beyond his experience. The first is a voyage to the Land of the Gods to invent the names of all the creatures and plants in this brand-new kingdom. Gaining knowledge and confidence in his own powers, Emir then goes in search of the God of All Life for help with the kingdom's growing population problem. Emir fails to obtain an answer from the God of All life and upon his return makes one up, and by doing so invents the first lie. Aided by Conscience and Inspiration, who show him the true answer he needs to help his people, Emir finally understand that every living thing should have its own season of birth, growth, and returning to the earth. Wonderfully enhanced with pen-and-ink illustrations, Emir's Education In The Proper Use Of Magical Powers is a delightful, whimsical, thought-provoking allegory and a treat for the mind and heart of all who read it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781571741424
  • Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/2000
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 804,315
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.95 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2000

    Roberts Intriques Her Readers With A Fresh New Book

    In my opinion this book is more directed toward young people than the adult population.This is a excellent book for those who are in search for answers,right or wrong as they may be.It explains the idea of Reincarnation in a very informative yet entertaining way.As soon as I opened this book I could not put it down.I would definitely say that it is deserving of 5 stars!

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