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theurgy

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Noun
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the=ur=gy

CIDE DICTIONARY

theurgyn. [L. theurgia, Gr. qeoyrgi`a, fr. qeoyrgo`s doing the works of God; qeo`s God + 'e`rgon work: cf. F. théurgie. See Theism, and Work.].
  •  A divine work; a miracle; hence, magic; sorcery.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A kind of magical science or art developed in Alexandria among the Neoplatonists, and supposed to enable man to influence the will of the gods by means of purification and other sacramental rites.  Schaff-Herzog Encyc.  [1913 Webster]
  •  In later or modern magic, that species of magic in which effects are claimed to be produced by supernatural agency, in distinction from natural magic.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

theurgy, n.
1 a supernatural or divine agency esp. in human affairs. b the art of securing this.
2 the magical science of the Neoplatonists.

Derivative
theurgic adj. theurgical adj. theurgist n.
Etymology
LL theurgia f. Gk theourgia f. theos god + -ergos working

THESAURUS

theurgy

alchemy, bewitchery, charm, divination, enchantment, fetishism, glamour, gramarye, hoodoo, juju, jujuism, magic, natural magic, necromancy, obeah, rune, shamanism, sorcery, sortilege, spell, spellbinding, spellcasting, sympathetic magic, thaumaturgia, thaumaturgics, thaumaturgism, thaumaturgy, vampirism, voodoo, voodooism, wanga, white magic, witchcraft, witchery, witchwork, wizardry

ROGET THESAURUS

theurgy

Sorcery

N sorcery, occult art, occult sciences, magic, the black art, necromancy, theurgy, thaumaturgy, demonology, demonomy, demonship, diablerie, bedevilment, witchcraft, witchery, glamor, fetishism, fetichism, feticism, ghost dance, hoodoo, obi, obiism, voodoo, voodooism, Shamanism (Esquimaux), vampirism, conjuration, bewitchery, exorcism, enchantment, mysticism, second sight, mesmerism, animal magnetism, od force, odylic force, electrobiology, clairvoyance, spiritualism, spirit rapping, table turning, divination, sortilege, ordeal, sortes Virgilianae, hocus-pocus, magic, magical, mystic, weird, cabalistic, talismanic, phylacteric, incantatory, charmed, Circean, odylic, voodoo.


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