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About Magic Publications

Mag­ic is peo­ple prac­tic­ing valuescience—scientific meth­ods and prin­ci­ples applied to dis­cern and to real­ize val­ue to dis­cov­er com­mon human pur­pos­es and to fur­ther them. To these ends we pub­lish three types of materials:

    1. expla­na­tions of Mag­ic’s inter­nal struc­ture and oper­a­tions by which we aim to evi­dence valuescience;
    2. descrip­tions of our pro­grams for the ben­e­fit of the gen­er­al pub­lic, rest­ing on a val­ue­science approach to phil­an­thropy; and
    3. con­tent and sup­port­ing doc­u­men­ta­tion from our pro­grams, show­ing how we’ve applied val­ue­science to spe­cif­ic issues, peo­ple, and places.

We also dis­trib­ute a few items close­ly relat­ed to our own work, which are writ­ten and/or pub­lished by oth­ers. Our inten­tion is to make what we are and do—and the analy­sis and vision under­pin­ning these—widely acces­si­ble. We will appre­ci­ate hear­ing your thoughts and feel­ings about Mag­ic, this cat­a­logue, and its con­tents. Pub­li­ca­tions which are high­light­ed as links are online on our web­site. If you are a per­son with writ­ing, edit­ing, illus­trat­ing, design, pro­duc­tion, mar­ket­ing, or dis­tri­b­u­tion skills, and you think you may enjoy col­lab­o­rat­ing in our pub­lish­ing activ­i­ties, or if you imag­ine that you might enjoy mak­ing Mag­ic in some oth­er way, we will wel­come your inquiry.To con­tact us, please write Mag­ic, Box 15894, Stan­ford, CA 94309; call (650) 323‑7333; or email


Magic’s Structure and Operations

MAGIC: An introduction.
Includes sec­tions on mis­sion, analy­sis, approach, pro­grams. 5.5″ x 8.5″ for­mat, 12 pages, $1.50.
Who Makes Magic?
How Mag­ic is orga­nized. Includes sec­tions on res­i­dence, ser­vice com­mu­ni­ty, non-prof­it cor­po­ra­tion, and oper­at­ing prin­ci­ples. Describes cri­te­ria for affil­i­at­ing with Mag­ic, lists rewards and respon­si­bil­i­ties of doing so in var­i­ous ways. 5.5″ x 8.5″ for­mat, 28 pages, $3.50.
Mag­ic Social Contract
Agree­ment for those resid­ing at Mag­ic. Ten pro­vi­sions: five focused inward; and five out­ward. Brief overview of Mag­ic on reverse. 5.5″ x 8.5″ for­mat, sin­gle sheet, $.25.
A Word to Guests
Guide­lines for vis­i­tors to Mag­ic with sec­tions on how we are, what we ask, and what we offer. Essen­tial for those who comtem­plate overnight stays, repeat­ed infor­mal inter­ac­tion, or reg­u­lar on-site vol­un­teer work. 5.5″ x 8.5″ for­mat, 16 pages, $2.00.
Give and Take at Magic
Describes Mag­ic’s activ­i­ties to res­ur­rect gift econ­o­my. Sum­ma­rizes finan­cial oper­a­tions, includ­ing com­pen­sa­tion to per­son­nel, asset man­age­ment, pro­mo­tion­al activ­i­ties. 8.5″ x 11″ sheet in 2‑fold brochure for­mat, $.50.
Mag­ic Res­i­den­tial Ser­vice Learning
Overview of the Mag­ic ser­vice-learn­ing com­mu­ni­ty. Includes ideas on which it is based, its past, its present, and plans for its future. 5.5″ x 8.5″ for­mat, 6 pages, $.75.

Program Descriptions

Beyond Illu­sion: An Eco­log­i­cal Approach to Value
Course prospec­tus for 1992–99 pre­cur­sor to cur­rent val­ue­science course, includ­ing sec­tions on: ratio­nale for course, descrip­tion of activ­i­ties, list of objec­tives, and out­line by top­ic with study ques­tions. 5.5″ x 8.5″ for­mat, 12 pages, $1.50.
For a Com­mon Good
Describes Mag­ic ser­vices to engen­der coop­er­a­tive action and peace­ful res­o­lu­tion of con­flict. Lists expe­ri­ence and achieve­ments in sev­er­al relat­ed areas. Brief overview of Mag­ic on reverse. 5.5″ x 8.5″ for­mat, sin­gle sheet, $.25.
Intro­duc­tion to pro­gram con­duct­ed from 1990 through 2005 in coop­er­a­tion with whole­sale nurs­ery oper­a­tors and school per­son­nel to sal­vage sur­plus fruit trees and to teach chil­dren how to plant and care for them. Explains issues addressed in class­room pre­sen­ta­tions. Out­lines terms of par­tic­i­pa­tion for dis­trib­ut­ing part­ners. 8.5″ x 11″ sheet in 2‑fold brochure for­mat, $.50.
Mag­ic Mentors©
Intro­duc­tion to men­tor­ing pro­gram pri­mar­i­ly for teens. Includes notes about phi­los­o­phy, approach, scope of ser­vices. Brief overview of Mag­ic on reverse. 5.5″ x 8.5″ for­mat, sin­gle sheet, $.25.
Plant­i­ng for the Sec­ond Hun­dred Years
Out­lines project to teach ecol­o­gy to vol­un­teers while enhanc­ing native Cal­i­for­nia oak pop­u­la­tions and habi­tat on pub­lic access recre­ation­al open­space lands owned by Stan­ford University.
Sus­tain­able City
Out­lines pro­gram to bring an eco­log­i­cal per­spec­tive to land use plan­ning in Palo Alto and near­by com­mu­ni­ties. Describes suc­cess­ful demon­stra­tion projects to calm traf­fic, plant trees. Brief overview of Mag­ic on reverse. 5.5″ x 8.5″ for­mat, sin­gle sheet, $.25.
Swim­ming Magic©
Intro­duc­tion to swim instruc­tion pro­gram based on method devel­oped by Mag­ic and used to estab­lish swim com­po­nent of Stan­ford Cen­ter for Dis­ease Pre­ven­tion’s Health Improve­ment Pro­gram. Brief overview of Mag­ic on reverse. 5.5″ x 8.5″ for­mat, sin­gle sheet, $.25. (Please see
Swim­ming Mag­ic in Mag­ic Pro­gram Con­tent (below) for book­let describ­ing Mag­ic swim instruction.) 
Win­ning Together
Intro­duc­tion to team-build­ing and coop­er­a­tion skills devel­op­ment pro­gram for youth and adults. Brief overview of Mag­ic on reverse. 5.5″ x 8.5″ for­mat, sin­gle sheet, $.25.

Program Content

Ather­ton-Fair Oaks Traf­fic Study and Plan
Prod­uct of a process of rec­on­cil­i­a­tion between neigh­bors in two adja­cent juris­dic­tions. Describes exist­ing con­di­tions; makes rec­om­men­da­tions; includes exhibits (descrip­tion of traf­fic con­trols, sup­port for traf­fic man­age­ment stan­dards, before and after vol­ume and speed data, etc.) and bib­li­og­ra­phy. Applic­a­ble to oth­er locales. 8.5″ x 11″, per­fect bound, 60 pages, $12.00.
A Bet­ter Home Brochure
Eco­log­i­cal­ly informed design for coop­er­a­tive living
A Bet­ter Home (2004 archive)
Prospec­tus for an eco­log­i­cal­ly informed res­i­den­tial dwelling con­struc­tion project. Dis­cuss­es goals, resources; requests assis­tance. Out­lines cur­rent oper­a­tions of Mag­ic, and role of project in fur­ther­ing ser­vice objec­tives. 5.5″ x 8.5″ for­mat, 8 pages, $1.00.
Busi­ness in Palo Alto: How Much Is Enough?
An exam­i­na­tion of what Palo Altans want. Ana­lyzes past events, the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion, and observ­able trends in Palo Alto and beyond. 8.5″ x 11″, 6 pages, $1.50.
Cal­i­for­nia Oaks and Glob­al Cli­mate Change
Reprint of arti­cle pub­lished in Inter­na­tion­al Oaks, Jour­nal of the Inter­na­tion­al Oaks Soci­ety. Begins with a sum­ma­ry of recent and pro­ject­ed human alter­ations to the gaseous com­po­si­tion of the atmos­phere, and with an overview of appraisals of resul­tant effects on cli­mate. Reviews some of the lit­er­a­ture exam­in­ing pos­si­ble impacts of sud­den cli­mate change on oaks and oth­er bio­ta. Dis­cuss­es how we at Mag­ic are adapt­ing our research, advo­ca­cy, and field work to the accu­mu­lat­ing evi­dence of human-dri­ven glob­al cli­mate change. Sug­gests how peo­ple may hus­band oaks through what appears like­ly to be at least a dif­fi­cult tran­si­tion­al peri­od, and how we may reduce human threats to their longer term well-being. 5.5″ x 8.5″ for­mat, 12 pages, $1.50.
Can We Afford Not to Live in Community?
Reprint of arti­cle pub­lished in Com­mu­ni­ties mag­a­zine. Fall 2002 issue. 8.5″ x 11″, 5 pages, $1.50.
Can We Use Sci­ence to Know Our Ends?
A reprint of a let­ter to the edi­tor pub­lished in the April 2004 issue of the peer-reviewed jour­nal Bio­science. Presents sum­ma­ry argu­ment for valuescience—science is the sole demon­strat­ed means by which humans improve abil­i­ty to dis­cern and real­ize val­ue. 8.5″ x 11″, 1 page, $.25.
Con­tem­plat­ing Inten­tion­al Community?
Ques­tions derived from twen­ty years of inter­ac­tion with par­tic­i­pants and prospects. Explores three fun­da­men­tal top­ics: phi­los­o­phy, resources, orga­ni­za­tion. 8.5″ x 11″ sheet in 2‑fold brochure for­mat, $.50.
Debris Blow­ers in Palo Alto
Par­tic­i­pants in Mag­ic’s Live­able City Project explored costs and ben­e­fits for portable debris blow­ers used in land­scape main­te­nance, for­mu­lat­ed rec­om­men­da­tions for reg­u­la­tion to fur­ther com­mon inter­ests, and joined with oth­ers in a suc­cess­ful cam­paign to ban gaso­line pow­ered debris blow­ers in res­i­den­tial areas of Palo Alto, Cal­i­for­nia. 5.5″ x 8.5″ for­mat, 16 pages, $2.00.
Ever­green Park Asso­ci­a­tion Charter
Sim­ple char­ter for long­stand­ing (found­ed 1980) neigh­bor­hood asso­ci­a­tion. Claus­es on pur­pose, mem­ber­ship, steer­ing com­mit­tee, meet­ings, dues, quo­rum, chair, sec­re­tary, trea­sur­er, amend­ments, and adop­tion. 8.5″ x 11″, 2 pages, $.50.
Ever­green Park Tree Tour
A walk­ing tour of a twelve-block Palo Alto neigh­bor­hood. Includes sev­en­ty-five spec­i­men trees of var­i­ous species. Con­tains ele­ments of nat­ur­al his­to­ry, urban ecol­o­gy, how-to for aspir­ing tree planters, neigh­bor­hood orga­niz­ers, and tree care­tak­ers. 5.5″ x 8.5″ for­mat, 32 pages, $4.00.
Feel for the Water
Reprint of arti­cles by Mag­ic per­son­nel for New Zealand Triath­lete mag­a­zine. Uses every­day con­cepts to explain dynam­ic lift and drag, lam­i­nar and tur­bu­lent flow, and propul­sive qual­i­ties of var­i­ous swim­ming move­ments. 8.5″ x 11″, 10 pages, $2.50.
Fruition Cur­ricu­lum
Mate­ri­als for use with Mag­ic’s Fruition pro­gram, con­duct­ed from 1990 to 2005, in which chil­dren plant­ed and cared for fruit trees. For teach­ers of grades 1–8. Rais­es issues of biol­o­gy, ecol­o­gy, resource con­ser­va­tion, and eco­nom­ics. 8.5″ x 11″, 10 pages, $2.50.
Growth and Progress in Cities and Towns
Dis­tin­guish­es growth from progress. Debunks com­mon myths. Pro­pos­es frame­work for assess­ing appro­pri­ate size, and plan­ning towards end of growth in a city or town. 5.5″ x 8.5″ for­mat, 12 pages, $1.50.
Holis­tic Resource Man­age­ment of Fire, Live­stock, and Oaks on Stan­ford’s Aca­d­e­m­ic Reserve
Pre­pared for Stan­ford Plan­ning Office. Based on exten­sive field and library research, and inter­views with range­land man­age­ment prac­ti­tion­ers. Treats HRM, fire haz­ard reduc­tion, HRM graz­ing regimes, pro­tect­ing young oaks. Bib­li­og­ra­phy. 8.5″ x 11″, sad­dle-stitched, 24 pages, $6.00.
Human Ecol­o­gy, a Sci­ence for Liv­ing Well
Pro­pos­es broad­er def­i­n­i­tion of sci­ence. Touch­es upon meth­ods, his­to­ry, and con­tent of mod­ern sci­ence. Sug­gests ways to fur­ther sci­en­tif­ic under­stand­ing. Advo­cates wider appli­ca­tion of sci­ence to every­day life by diverse peo­ple. Offers ecol­o­gy as means to dis­cern and pro­mote com­mon inter­ests. 5.5″ x 8.5″ for­mat, 36 pages, $4.50.
Inva­sive Plants in the Foothills Region of Stan­ford Uni­ver­si­ty Lands
Presents find­ings from a sur­vey of plant pop­u­la­tions on the sev­er­al hun­dred acres in the foothills por­tion of Stan­ford’s Aca­d­e­m­ic Reserve lands. Offers rec­om­men­da­tions for preventing—and in some instances reversing—degradation which has result­ed from the arrival and spread of nox­ious inva­sive species. Col­or pho­tos, maps. 8.5″ x 11″, 28 pages, $15.00.
Lan­guage We Live
Explores con­nec­tions among lan­guage, thought, and per­cep­tion. Ana­lyzes sev­en­teen aspects of mod­ern Eng­lish for embed­ded con­scious­ness (e.g. guilt, regret, sub­jec­tiv­i­ty, reifi­ca­tion, time, humil­i­ty, pos­ses­sive­ness, etc.). 5.5″ x 8.5″ for­mat, 16 pages, $2.00.
Live­able Streets
Sto­ry of a deter­mined group of res­i­dents who closed and mod­i­fied streets to bring greater safe­ty, qui­et, and sta­bil­i­ty to their neigh­bor­hood. Details polit­i­cal aspects of fif­teen-year project. Invalu­able for any­one embarked upon or con­tem­plat­ing such a ven­ture. Map. 5.5″ x 8.5,” per­fect bound, 72 pages, $9.00.
Mak­ing Mag­ic: Eco­log­i­cal Com­mu­ni­ty in an Urban Neighborhood
Reprint of fea­ture arti­cle about Mag­ic pub­lished in the
Com­mu­ni­ties Direc­to­ry. 8.5″ x 11″, 7 pages, $1.75.
Oak Regen­er­a­tion on Stan­ford Uni­ver­si­ty Lands
Pre­pared for Stan­ford Plan­ning Office. Describes decade-long project to restore native Cal­i­for­nia oaks and their habi­tat on lands dam­aged by over­graz­ing. Details mon­i­tor­ing, plant­i­ng, and care­tak­ing activ­i­ties and results. Two dozen graphs, maps, pho­tos. Bib­li­og­ra­phy. 8.5″ x 11″, sad­dle-stitched, 40 pages, $10.00.
Oak Regen­er­a­tion in Stan­ford Arboretum
Describes mon­i­tor­ing, plant­i­ng, and care­tak­ing activ­i­ties and results. Graphs, maps, pho­tos, dia­grams. 8.5″ x 11″, sad­dle-stitched, 12 pages, $3.00.
No Net Growth!
Alter­na­tive to pro-growth draft of Busi­ness and Eco­nom­ics sec­tion for revised Palo Alto Com­pre­hen­sive Plan (1995). Notes chang­ing con­text for urban growth, rela­tion­ship between size and pathol­o­gy, inad­e­qua­cy of tra­di­tion­al eco­nom­ic analy­sis to ful­ly assess com­mu­ni­ty costs. Presents sur­vey of res­i­dents. Explains exter­nal­i­ties. Pro­pos­es sta­bil­i­ty in place of growth. 8.5″ x 11″, sad­dle-stitched, 8 pages, $2.00.
Plan­ning to Learn
An eco­log­i­cal approach to ana­lyz­ing land use alter­na­tives. Begins with fun­da­men­tals of ecol­o­gy. Uses ecol­o­gy to dis­cern com­mon human val­ues. Exam­ines cur­rent trends in human con­di­tion. Dis­cuss­es impli­ca­tions of var­i­ous set­tle­ment pat­terns. Out­lines a sci­en­tif­ic plan­ning method­ol­o­gy. 5.5″ x 8.5″ for­mat, 28 pages, $3.50.
Plant­i­ng and Car­ing for Fruit Trees on Home Grounds
Dis­cuss­es advan­tages of bare root trees, han­dling and stor­age, sit­ing, ground prepa­ra­tion, root prun­ing, plant­i­ng, stak­ing, ear­ly prun­ing, pest con­trol, sources of assis­tance on San Fran­cis­co Penin­su­la. 11″ x 17,” dou­ble-sided, $1.00.
Plea­sure Through Planning
Val­ues clar­i­fi­ca­tion and life-plan­ning ideas. Detailed instruc­tions for one-hour life-plan­ning exer­cise. Encour­age­ment and guid­ance for those seek­ing to live con­scious­ly accord­ing to deep per­son­al val­ues. 5.5″ x 8.5″ for­mat, 12 pages, $1.50.
Prop­a­gat­ing Cal­i­for­nia Native Bunch Grasses
Detailed, step-by-step instruc­tions for grow­ing native Cal­i­for­nia grass­es from seed and prepar­ing them for trans­plant­i­ng into the land­scape. 7″ x 8.5″ for­mat, 4 pages, $1.00.
Pub­lic Own­er­ship of US Streambeds and Flood­plains: A Basis for Eco­log­i­cal Stewardship
Reprint of arti­cle pub­lished in the April 2003 issue of the peer-reviewed jour­nal Bio­science. Ana­lyzes how pub­lic pro­pri­etary inter­ests in streambeds and flood­plains afford enor­mous untapped oppor­tu­ni­ty to pro­tect them. Describes a legal­ly and sci­en­tif­i­cal­ly sound strat­e­gy to lim­it human inter­fer­ence with flu­vial geo­mor­phic process­es and there­by regen­er­ate diverse habi­tats and secure their myr­i­ad ben­e­fits. Shows how numer­ous suc­cess­es in claim­ing and pro­tect­ing pub­lic sub­merged lands and flood­plains in dozens of states con­firm the valid­i­ty and pow­er of this strat­e­gy. 8.5″ x 11″, 6 pages, $1.50.
Redefin­ing Wealth, a Beginning
Close­ly exam­ines wealth. Crit­i­cal­ly assess­es dic­tio­nary def­i­n­i­tions, eco­nom­ic approach­es. Elu­ci­dates an eco­log­i­cal approach. Explores con­se­quences of con­form­ing eco­nom­ic ideas to prin­ci­ples of ecol­o­gy. 5.5″ x 8.5″ for­mat, 12 pages, $1.50.
Reflec­tions on Science
Sug­gests ways to fur­ther under­stand­ing of sci­ence as social process. Pro­pos­es that peo­ple apply sci­ence more con­sci­en­tious­ly in every­day life so that we may more effec­tive­ly dis­cern and pro­mote com­mon inter­ests. 5.5″ x 8.5″ for­mat, 36 pages, $1.50.
Shoes, Feet, and Health
Describes func­tion­al pur­pose of footwear, his­tor­i­cal abuse of feet, and dif­fi­cul­ty of secur­ing prop­er fit in mass-pro­duced shoes. Lists qual­i­ties of run­ning shoe essen­tial to prop­er fit. 5.5″ x 8.5″ for­mat, 12 pages, $1.50.
Stan­ford Uni­ver­si­ty — The Sec­ond Hun­dred Years
Pro­duced by Stan­ford stu­dent interns at Mag­ic. Offers alter­na­tive vision for a uni­ver­si­ty. Includes con­cep­tu­al frame­work; dis­cus­sion of pur­pos­es of edu­ca­tion; analy­sis of cur­rent uin­ver­si­ty oper­a­tions; pro­pos­als for gov­er­nance, admis­sions, finance, res­i­den­tial liv­ing, cur­ricu­lum, research cri­te­ria, and exter­nal social rela­tions. Sug­gests paths to trans­for­ma­tion. Exten­sive bib­li­og­ra­phy. 8.5″ x 11″, per­fect bound, 70 pages, $13.50.
Sur­vival and Love
Exam­ines evolv­ing roles of sur­vival and love in human adap­ta­tion from an eco­log­i­cal per­spec­tive. Sug­gests that merg­ing of human futures is result­ing in fail­ure of nar­row self-inter­est as adap­tive strat­e­gy. Pro­pos­es eco­log­i­cal­ly-based cul­ture of lov­ing. Click link to read online. Paper copy: 5.5″ x 8.5″ for­mat, 12 pages, $1.50.
Swim­ming Magic 
Tech­niques and phils­o­phy for aspir­ing swim­mers and for swim instruc­tors. Inno­v­a­tive instruc­tion­al method used suc­cess­ful­ly for near­ly twen­ty years to teach peo­ple rang­ing from elite ath­letes to severe­ly phys­i­cal­ly limt­ed. 8.5″ x 11″, per­fect bound, 64 pages, $12.50.
Thoughts on Addiction
Exam­ines his­to­ry and cur­rent sta­tus of addic­tion. Pro­pos­es evo­lu­tion­ary approach. Dis­cuss­es means to shed addic­tion. Click link to read online. Paper copy: 5.5″ x 8.5″ for­mat, 12 pages, $1.50.
Using Com­put­er Sim­u­la­tion to Plan a Sus­tained Yield Urban Forest
Reprint of land­mark arti­cle by Mag­ic per­son­nel for Jour­nal of Forestry. Pro­pos­es ben­e­fit-based stan­dard (canopy—as mea­sured by pave­ment shad­ing) for street tree man­age­ment. 11″ x 17″ sheet in 8.5″ x 11″ for­mat, 4 pages, $1.00.
Val­ue­science Booklet
Expo­si­tion of cen­tral idea under­pin­ning Mag­ic. Defines val­ue­science. Exam­ines mean­ings assigned val­ue and sci­ence in com­mon usage and alter­na­tives to these. Explains how sci­ence is sole demon­strat­ed means for more accu­rate­ly dis­cern­ing and more con­sis­tent­ly real­iz­ing val­ue. Describes obsta­cles to val­ue­science and sug­gests means for indi­vid­u­als to hone prac­tice. Click link to read online. Paper copy: 4.25″ x 7″ for­mat, 48 pages, $5.00.
Vision Palo Alto 2020
A real­is­tic and pos­i­tive vision for Palo Alto. Served as a basis for dis­cus­sion in the Com­pre­hen­sive Plan revi­sion process in 1993–5. Advo­cates that Palo Altans devel­op an accu­rate under­stand­ing of our place in nature and act coop­er­a­tive­ly to secure our and oth­ers’ satisfaction.
Wild­fire and Oak Regen­er­a­tion at the Urban Fringe
A paper reprint­ed from USDA For­est Ser­vice Gen­er­al Tech­ni­cal Report PSW-GTR-160. An abbre­vi­at­ed ver­sion of this paper was pre­sent­ed at the sym­po­sium on Oak Wood­lands: Ecol­o­gy, Man­age­ment, and Urban Inter­face Issues, March 19–22, 1996, San Luis Obis­po, CA. Describes the effects of a 1992 wild­fire on young, nat­u­ral­ly occur­ring oaks locat­ed with­in a 500-acre oak wood­land owned by Stan­ford Uni­ver­si­ty. Graph, Map, Table. 8.5″ x 11″, 6 pages, $1.50.

Written and Published Outside of Magic

Can We Use Sci­ence to Know Our Ends? 2004. Bioscience.
The Art and Prac­tice of Loving
Writ­ten by Frank Andrews. Pub­lished by Tarcher. Andrews is a phys­i­cal chemist and tenured pro­fes­sor at UC San­ta Cruz who teach­es and writes about lov­ing because, “that’s the most impor­tant thing.“ Book is filled with quo­ta­tions from diverse tra­di­tions; elab­o­rates one hun­dred forty-four prac­tices for lov­ing. 5” x 7″ paper­back, 228 pages, $11.00.
Direc­to­ry of Inten­tion­al Communities
Third edi­tion, 2000. Pub­lished by Fel­low­ship for Inten­tion­al Com­mu­ni­ty. Descrip­tions of hun­dreds of North Amer­i­can com­mu­ni­ties and dozens over­seas, includ­ing con­tact infor­ma­tion, pre­cepts, size, found­ing date, loca­tion, lifestyle, et cetera. Excel­lent arti­cles about com­mu­ni­ties move­ment. 8.5″ x 11″ paper­back, 440 pages, $25.00.

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Mail List for One Year
Receive quar­ter­ly cal­en­dars, notices of spe­cial events, irreg­u­lar updates about peo­ple and projects. We main­tain the con­fi­den­tial­i­ty of our mail list, and will secure your per­mis­sion before releas­ing your con­tact infor­ma­tion to any­one. $5.00.
Writ­ten Mate­ri­als beyond Cat­a­log Listings
Mag­ic has pro­vid­ed copies of our arti­cles of incor­po­ra­tion, cor­po­rate bylaws, board meet­ing min­utes, returns filed with over­sight agen­cies, and var­i­ous work­ing papers for peo­ple to use as mod­els for sim­i­lar ven­tures. Please be as spe­cif­ic as you can when you make your request, and under­stand that we will be con­strained by our resources and oth­er com­mit­ments when we respond.