Best Alan Richardson books

Cupcakes, Cookies & Pie, Oh, My!

Karen Tack

Best price for this book: $ 2.74

Two million copies later, the New York Times best-selling authors of Hello, Cupcake! and What’s New, Cupcake? are back, applying their oversized imaginations not just to cupcakes but to cookies, pies, cakes, and other treats.

Hello, Cupcake! inspired millions to become cupcake artists and launched an international sensation. Now the talented pair who started it all returns, with projects that are more hilarious, more spectacular, more awe-inspiring—and simpler than ever.

But they don’t stop at cupcakes. No sweet treat is safe from their ingenuity: refrigerator cookies, pound cakes, pie dough, cheesecakes, bar cookies, and Jell-O are all transformed into amazing and playful desserts. There’s something for everybody in this book, and every single item you need can be found in the neighborhood supermarket or convenience store.

Playing with your food has never been so exciting—or so easy.

Karen Tack and Alan Richardson have appeared on TV with Martha Stewart, Rachael Ray, and Paula Deen and have been featured many times on NBC’s Today as well as in America’s top magazines.

Automating and Testing a REST API: A Case Study in API testing using: Java, REST Assured, Postman, Tracks, cURL and HTTP Proxies

Mr Alan J Richardson

Best price for this book: $ 18.97

Have you ever wished that you had a worked example of how to test a REST API? Not just automate the API, but how to interact with it, using command line and GUI tools, to support your manual interactive testing. Then take your testing forward into automating the API? That's what this book provides. A step by step case study covering: - How to read the REST API documentation. - How to tell if the application is using the API. - How to interact with the API from the command line with cURL. - Automating with BASH and Windows Command Line. - Sending API requests through an HTTP Proxy so you can see in detail the requests and responses. - How to use HTTP Proxies to create data in the application through Fuzzing. - Postman REST API GUI tool. - Automate 'under the GUI' parts of the application that don't have an API. - Automate the API with Java using REST Assured. - Build abstraction code to make your automated efforts readable and maintainable. - JSON and XML parsing with Serialization and Deserialization. The book is fully supported by executable code which you can find on GitHub, and the support page for the book has sample videos showing some of the early steps in the case study in detail. By working through this case study you will be able to interact with an API from the command line, GUI tools, HTTP messages in Proxies and with Java code. Over the last few years, the Author has used the Open Source Tracks application as an example testing target to teach: Technical Web Testing, Automating GUIs and REST API Testing. This book collates the preparatory work and teaching from the REST API workshops. The code from the workshops is included: for creating users, generating random data, testing basic API calls with PUT, GET, POST and DELETE. Also the early steps of exploring and investigating the API interactively to support manual technical testing are explained in depth.

The Inner Guide to Egypt: A Mystical Journey Through Time & Consciousness

Alan Richardson

Best price for this book: $ 11.5


Step into the mystical Henu Boat of exploration and begin a spiritual journey into Inner Egypt through astral travel techniques. This unique book guides you on a powerful self-initiation into the Egyptian Mysteries. As you travel along a river of inner consciousness symbolized by the Nile, you will visit sacred sites and see how each is linked to psychological and physiological aspects within. Bring Ancient Egyptian traditions to life and infuse your soul with the potent energies of the gods through guided meditation, creative visualization, and other spiritually enriching techniques. Discover the dreamlike beauty and ageless wisdom of this magical land-and discover the divinity in yourself-as you learn about:

The Great Pyramids • Hieroglyphs

Burial rites • Ka and Ba, the Egyptian concept of soul

Isis, Thoth, Osiris, and other deities

 Your journey is about to begin. The heart of Ancient Egypt, and your higher self, await you . . .



Earth God Risen

Alan Richardson

Best price for this book: $ 19.92


The story of the Horned God can be heard in various mythologies from around the world and like the Goddess he has become part of our psychological and spiritual heritage. Alan Richardson revisits his previous work on the male mysteries, Earth God Rising, adding a new commentary alongside the original text. 

Readers of Alan Richardson have come to love his sartorial wit, honest assessment and fresh exploration. His expertise on magical matters and its practitioners make for an insightful commentary on male deity – but always prodding readers to forge their own paths and make up their own minds. Earth God Risen is a tour through the origins and archetypes of male spirituality for both new seekers and seasoned practitioners (of both sexes).

Me, mySelf & Dion Fortune

Mr Alan Richardson

Best price for this book: $ 6.66

I have often said that it would take a book in itself to describe the incredible levels of chance, coincidence, synchronicity and totally bizarre serendipity that enabled (and often forced) me to research and write about this energy/entity/great magical soul known as Dion Fortune. This is the book.

Hello, Cupcake!: Irresistibly Playful Creations Anyone Can Make

Karen Tack

Best price for this book: $ 3

Witty, one-of-a-kind imaginative cupcake designs using candies from the local convenience store. America's favorite food photography team, responsible for the covers of America's top magazines, shows how to create funny, scary, and sophisticated masterpieces, using a zipper lock bag and common candies and snack items. With these easy-to-follow techniques, even the most kitchen-challenged cooks can:

• raise a big-top circus cupcake tier for a kid's birthday
• plant candy vegetables on Oreo earth cupcakes for a garden party
• trot out a line of confectionery "pupcakes" for a dog fancier
• serve sausage and pepperoni pizza cupcakes for April Fool's Day
• bewitch trick-or-treaters with chilly ghost chocolate cupcakes
• create holidays on icing with turkey cupcake place cards, a white cupcake Christmas wreath, and Easter egg cupcakes

No baking skills or fancy pastry equipment is required. Spotting the familiar items in the hundreds of brilliant photos is at least half the fun.

Hello, Cupcake What's New

Karen; Richardson, Alan Tack

Best price for this book: $ 36.95

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Magical Kabbalah

Alan Richardson

Best price for this book: $ 14.49

The Magical Kabbalah is a revised and expanded re-release of an Introduction to the Mystical Qabalah which was written when the author was a teenager, has never been out of print in 30 years, and is regarded by some as the clearest, simplest, and most effective book on the topic ever written. This excellent introduction presents a spiritual system that anyone can use to enhance his or her life. The reader learns how the Kabbalah can and should be self-taught, without joining expensive groups and paying for dodgy teachers with dubious motives. Whatever your spiritual path these tried and tested methods will expand your consciousness and broaden your grasp of the Western Esoteric Traditions as they exist today. They will also show how each person can help expand these traditions and become self-initiated in safe and potent ways. Explore both the theories and principles behind ritual practice. Explore the ways in which the Kabbalah - the Tree of Life - can apply to (and make sense of) every aspect of everyday life. Perform astral magic, use the Tarot for self-exploration, energise ancient myths to make them come alive, revisit past lives, build patterns in your aura, work with the imagery of Egyptian and Arthurian magic, banish unpleasant atmospheres and create gates into other dimensions...

Aleister Crowley and Dion Fortune: The Logos of the Aeon and the Shakti of the Age

Alan Richardson

Best price for this book: $ 6.95


Aleister Crowley and Dion Fortune were two of the most controversial and powerful occultists of the 20th century. Crowley was regarded by many as a creature of the night, albeit one whose soul was streaked with brilliance; Fortune was viewed as one of the Shining Ones, who nevertheless wrestled with her own darkness. Between them they produced some of the best books on magick ever written, and their influence upon contemporary magicians has been profound.

Written by occult scholar Alan Richardson, this unusual and provocative book draws upon unpublished material to reveal little-known aspects of Crowley and Fortune’s relationship, and their role as harbingers of sweeping cultural changes―foreshadowing the women’s movement, the sexual revolution, and 1960s counterculture―as well as other surprising influences upon our present culture. 







An introduction to the theology of the New Testament.

Alan Richardson

Best price for this book: $ 0