theurgy

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A supernatural intervention in human affairs
The technique of persuading a god
The performance of miracles
{n} the power of performing supernatural things by an intercourse with the Deity
The technique of persuading a god to do something
magic performed with the help of beneficent spirits
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
A divine work; a miracle; hence, magic; sorcery
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
theurgy

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    the·ur·gy

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    Etymologie

    [ 'thE-(")&r-jE ] (noun.) 1569. Late Latin theurgia, from Late Greek theourgia, from theourgos miracle worker, from Greek the- + ergon work; more at WORK.

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