Magic Sentence Examples
I don't need magic powers to see that.
Jule's magic was stronger this day.
She hadn't been able to get through to anyone else and wondered if there was some magic trick he'd done to reach her.
It was not just his magic, but his soul that flowed into her.
I want you to sense my magic without touch.Advertisement
Her healing magic zapped him hard enough almost to right his head.
On everything--far and near--lay the magic crystal glitter seen only at that time of autumn.
The magic crept up through her shoes and into her legs, warming her body as it went.
The magic took hold of her, and she danced away from his strikes as if they were in slow motion.
But sometimes it was like lightning in a bottle, and magic happened.Advertisement
With magic or without, he'd won every brawl he'd ever been in, and he definitely wasn't afraid to fight a girl.
You're like a vase and the magic is the water.
The echo is, to some extent, an original sound, and therein is the magic and charm of it.
She willed the magic to hit its target.
Unaffected by Darian's magic, Bianca touched Jonny's lifeless body, recalling the Watcher's words.Advertisement
Instead, the sense of a shared soul and magic returned.
I feel your magic.
It wasn't like the Magician's magic, which somehow fused with his, as if they were one person sharing one source of power.
He had the magic, the strength.
The air between them shimmered with his body heat and her magic, and he didn't flinch away like normal people did.Advertisement
Your magic gifts have blossomed, and they've attracted the attention of others with magic gifts.
My magic is of a different kind.
They were still surrounded by the magic plain bathed in moonlight and spangled with stars.
Bianca's cool magic ran through his body, repairing all but his exhaustion.
He couldn't yet understand the magic in his veins, unleashed by the vamp without any explanation of its depths.Advertisement
You have any other magic tricks for us?
It was probably just Darkyn's magic, which he used to kill the demons.
She wanted more of Jule's magic caressing her from the inside, and his soft skin caressing her on the outside.
She ached for him, and the magic thrummed around her, echoing her loneliness.
It mingled with the magic of the monument, and she threw it upward, towards the sky.
Her skin was prickling the way it did when another deity used magic around her, the fair hair on her arms standing on end.
We are …bound by magic older than time.
He willed the magic out of his body and channeled it into the blood-covered soul, visualizing what it was he tried to do.
I hear you're immune to magic.
He'll kill her, and you'll have no armies and no magic.
Something like the Others, whose magic might give them insight into things Xander couldn't see.
Any deal I make will be sealed by Death's magic.
Deidre took it, and they shook, the deal sealed with the magic of Gabriel.
She rolled her eyes, recalling she had no magic.
Darkyn dragged him down to help, since it was his magic in my head, she replied.
His predecessor lulled people into trusting him with charisma and magic.
With no magic, she had to be more careful when dealing with him.
Unless you're using magic on her, there's no way any woman – Immortal, deity or human – would ever choose to stay with you.
We leave the gateway between the two open, so she can access Hell's magic.
Deidre felt the release of whatever strange magic he had.
Gabe used his magic to communicate with the small life.
The original was put together with magic, and I managed to do the same with the new one.
Her shaking stopped at his touch, the warmth of their connection and his magic soothing her.
Darkyn took it, instantly recognizing the magic as Death's.
Gabriel's matter-of-fact talk of magic and laws older than time hadn't clarified much, except that he believed she belonged to him.
A stir of warm magic, and she opened her eyes, almost screaming again at the cave yawning open in front of her.
The answer was mix of advanced medicine and magic.
I connected the tumor – which was completely operable – with magic to her emotions.
Magic flared through her as their lips met.
He nodded immediately, recognizing his own magic.
With a penchant for medicine and science and my magic, I can cure what others could not.
Her insides were shaking, no longer settled by his gentle magic.
Every deity has a different nature and source for their magic.
We must remove it in my domain in order for my magic to work properly.
Come. Wynn's magic is killing you faster than anticipated.
His subtle magic brushed by her, through her.
He tested his ability to control the familiar magic.
Hell buffered his natural inability to rein in the magic and absorbed much of his energies.
They normally were, and if they weren't, their screaming was muted by the magic of their cells.
Though she tried hard not to fear death, she wondered what kind of creature was capable of breaking through bars made of materials she'd never before seen and held in place with some sort of magic.
He'd long since stopped trying to escape, knowing the magic of Hell and the Dark One was too old for him to break.
He snatched two more oranges before the magic constrained his movement.
Lankha's cool magic worked quickly.
I thought it had magic.
Don't you feel the magic?
It would take the magic of the Original Beings and Gods to do it.
He and Jessi alone would be able to tolerate the crystal's magic without being killed.
Protestants have condemned these formulae as so much magic, and in this modern science tends to agree with them; but to orthodox Protestants at least Catholics have a perfect right to reply that, in taking this line, they are but repeating the accusation brought by the Pharisees against Christ, viz.
Francisque Michel, it is said that he made his ship invisible by magic spells.
During his consulship the practice of magic arts was condemned by a decree of the senate, and human sacrifice was abolished.
In its ancient stories were remnants of primitive religion, of tabu, of anthropomorphic gods, of native forms of worship, of magic and divination, of local and tribal cults.
It is also to be noted that he is here definitely opposing religion to magic, which he holds to be based on the (implicit) assumption " that the course of nature is determined, not by the passions or caprice of personal beings, but by the operation of immutable laws acting mechanically."
This involves Sabrina trying to regain possession of a magic amulet given to her by her aunts.
Could it be due to an ancient artifact or a magic spell going awry?
Witch Trials suggests magic mushroom tea drunk from a dirty pub ashtray, an Ambrosian dishwater.
The world we witness when we take ayahuasca is one of magic and mystery.
Cookie carried all of her magic ingredients in a plastic baggie.
Tattered, bloody bandages hold the abomination together where magic cannot.
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But for all that the magic still bathes its heady glow across the land and our world is echelon, Atlantis Echelon.
Her previous books include the international bestseller ' Fabric Magic ' .
It's a very subtle blend of real life with a hint of magic.
The Magic Sign ' will know ' and offer a price much lower than the other bookies.
The antidote to black magic is not brute materialism or worldly wisdom.
There is no magic bullet - a healthy balanced diet with regular exercise seems to be the key.
He has the vampire buster yellow robes seen in Mr Vampire, and a seemingly endless supply of magic swords.
Magic moments We celebrated Andrew R's birthday on Tuesday with a chocolate cake.
A young child absolutely captivated by the magic of Doctor Who.
The art work shows 2 cubes floating on a " magic carpet " in a galaxy of stars.
A shimmering cascade of magic shooting stars drifted down over the garden.
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In fact, the 'everyone ' often includes only the magic circle of current members visitors simply go away frustrated.
In this volume, you'll discover the Linking Rings, one of magic's most enduring classics.
That's it, exactly; by means of the Magic Belt.
There's something about the island magic that can make even a pancake house romantic if the view is nice.
Did it have a magic bakery, too?
He wouldn't say much else, other than she cannot be fixed with the magic of Hell, Wynn explained.
They hated him because he couldn't focus his magic.
You're weak and foolish and Gods, if I could find a magic pill that'd knock some sense into you --
I.ve sealed off the crypt with magic to keep Immortals from entering through the shadow world, and installed locks for those who wander where they shouldn.t be, Kris said.
She returned to her chamber, where Lankha still worked his magic on an unconscious Toby under Ully.s watchful gaze.
Lankha worked his magic with his micro suede-covered hands and gentle touch.
Part demon, part Immortal, part human who.s immune to magic?
Antonio could work his magic and tailor them perfectly.
Rhyn approached the boundaries of his newest prison – the one meant to keep everyone else on the Caribbean Sanctuary safe from the magic he couldn't control.
Magic jolted through him like electricity, flinging him onto his back.
Out of respect for Katie, he bit back the bitter words at the tip of his tongue. He stalked past her, waiting for the moment he could release the pent up fury and magic.
Fashioned by Death herself, the dagger was immune even to magic as strong as Rhyn's.
Too fast, he felt the buffers' effect on his powers lessen, and magic exploded through him.
I sense something, but magic is blocking it.
He was like a statue, only she felt the warmth of his body and the tingle of magic in the air.
He handed the demon a small pouch that contained the concentrated magic of Hell. One pouch wasn't enough to break through Death's weakened barriers, but three would.
Rhyn uncurled from his position on the cold, wet ground. He hadn't meant to fall asleep and didn't expect ever to wake up, not with the magic tearing him apart. He looked around, disoriented. The magic in his blood had stabilized as it did when Hannah and the angel were around, yet he didn't see them.
Had a dead woman touched him and somehow calmed his magic?
Rhyn focused the little bit of magic he had remaining on the wood. Fire sprang up. With it, Rhyn felt a stitch of the seam binding his power snap.
More magic leaked into his body, warming him.
He pulled up the hood and strode into the forest, towards the castle. Beneath the hood, he took in the numbers of demons present. There weren't as many as he expected but far more than he could fight without his magic.
Rhyn was alone on the island sanctuary in his dreams and awoke to the feeling that his magic had slipped even more from its binding. His body was hot from the inside out despite the cold rain falling in the forest. The fire had died overnight. He pushed the waterproof cloak off him.
Testing his magic, he realized he could call forth a portal. He needed an ally, but it wasn't Kris. He had no intention of bringing Kris to meet Darkyn, not when he didn't know what Darkyn wanted. His thoughts went to Gabriel, the best friend he hoped he hadn't lost completely. Gabe wouldn't try to negotiate with Darkyn if things went bad.
It was clear and cool outside of Gabe's small cottage in the middle of a possessed jungle. Rhyn felt the sense that someone else was there once more and looked around. Assuming the feeling has something to do with his magic, Rhyn shook it off once more. He opened the front door without knocking, already sensing it was empty. Gabe had left in a hurry. The wardrobe near his bed was open and his walls were missing many of the weapons Rhyn had seen last time.
Rhyn grunted and rolled onto his stomach. The stone floor beneath him was cool but not cool enough to soothe the hot fury of his magic. The effects of whatever Toby had injected into him were almost gone.
Rhyn glanced around, not noticing his head had cleared and his magic was contained until Darkyn pointed it out. Anger at Death – not power – made his blood boil. You are half-demon.
Struggling against the demands of his roaring blood, Rhyn closed his eyes, sought his magic and willed himself awake.
Katie started in the direction of the woman's voice. She stumbled over fallen, slick wood and brambles she couldn't see. Whatever magic that had cleared a path for her was gone. She struggled through the jungle before calling out, "Can you hear me? I can't see much. You'll have to say something, so I can find you."
As Darkyn had said, the underworld tempered his Immortal magic, but Rhyn felt the demon power broiling behind the constraints, seeking a way out of him. He was sticking to his plan, though he no longer had time to find Death.
Instinctively, he reached for his power, only to find it bound by the magic of the underworld. He was as helpless as a stupid human.
Magic shot through him, burning like fire. Kris gasped. Another blast, and he fell to the ground. His body roiled with the demon magic, convulsing until the blow faded. He felt himself hauled up by his neck and thrust onto the ground again. His vision blurry, Kris could only see Hannah's beautiful blond hair. Sorrow replaced anger, and he reached out, touching the soft wheat curls.
Scrawled across the wall in magic marker was his two-word epitaph, Why not?
Why miss out on the magic of tonight?
This was what she had dubbed the magic room when she was a child.
And then, there was the magic room upstairs, where she had spent many hours playing as a child — and many hours dreaming as a teen.
We make the magic.
Still, the little girl inside wanted to believe the magic room had weaved its spell once again.
No longer filled with magic, the room would be haunted by bittersweet memories.
His magic swept through the orchard.
When she tried to close her eyes, the magic controlling her body forced them open again.
Finally, the magic left her.
The mortal world was raw and new, but there was no magic in it.
Jenn felt worn from the inside as her internal magic tried to connect with that of the world.
Somehow, they lessened her pain again, as if the strange figure before her wrapped them in magic before placing them in her head.
The last of his thoughts about her in his bed slid away with the final push of her magic.
The magic forced into his body during a battle with an Other in Ireland had opened up much more than he liked.
Darian closed his eyes and slowed his breathing, not yet able to channel his newfound magic.
He shouldn't draw attention using magic this close to the Black God's hideout.
Nearly all of the Guardians were without their magic.
That she was a weak Oracle unable to access her magic meant nothing to him at the time.
We cannot track them in the mortal world until they use a substantial amount of magic.
You let the magic guide you.
Darian sensed at least one gathering its magic to shred him from the inside out.
He tried to remember what Sofi had told him about his magic.
The magic around the Other fizzled.
Purple magic seized him, bound him, and lifted him into the air.
The magic in the air crackled around them even from the distance.
Her mind control magic slid around him, ineffective this night.
The wounds healed as she watched, his magic caressing her from the inside in a way that—she was embarrassed to admit—was arousing.
The tattooed immortal with cocoa skin sat forward, his magic vibrating in the air around him.
Half a moment before she stepped through the portal, she triggered a magic alert that reverberated through him.
The two spoke, and he felt Jenn's magic in the air as she exerted what control she could over Jonny.
Jenn trotted through the orchard towards the city, energized by the plentiful magic in the world around her.
Using magic in the mortal world was like trying to swim a channel with arms tied.
Here, magic emanated off of everything and filled her with its energy.
The ashes had long since stopped burning, and the air was still filled with magic.
She patted the statue, feeling the magic cling to her as she rose.
The loss of the magic from the immortal world made her feel slow and heavy as she took her first few steps.
You have more magic now.
His magic warmed her from the inside out, the gentle current spreading through her body the longer they remained in contact.
His magic filled the space around them, bending light and shadows in a way she found as mesmerizing as flames or the falling snow.
Whether he used his magic to put her to sleep, or her body needed it, she instantly fell into a deep, dreamless slumber.
The tension in the room was high, each creature bristling with magic.
Tell me it was magic by one of them.
He felt a tingle at the base of his skull, one that warned him she was using some sort of magic on him.
With her large, warm brown eyes, plumped lips, and fingers stopped just north of his belt, Darian began to believe her about not needing her magic.
Convincing herself it was only his magic, she couldn't help sensing once more there was something else between them.
Jenn's magic and senses came alive like they did in the immortal world.
Darian has magic far stronger than either of ours.
Jenn didn't fight it, instead gathering her magic for a push.
She heard his voice break as her magic took hold of him.
Bianca needed more magic to do it, and I can channel anything.
Darian felt the magic of the world bombard him, both welcoming home the man that had been its king and trying to figure out what he now was.
He thought he glimpsed a marble wall and hesitated, peppered by memories and magic.
The magic of the immortal world would continue to record their children and grandchildren on the obelisk.
He'd been content to play around with the Others and test his magic.
As if a shaken bottle of soda had been uncorked within her, her magic swelled and burst from her body.
She felt his magic swell around him, the fire in his gaze sizzling through her blood.
It sucked her magic out of her, storing it in the black cuff.
His magic filled the air around him, flinging the living room furniture against windows and walls in a fit of fury.
She refused to let him see she was hurting from his magic and weak without her own.
I'm well aware they have no magic to defend themselves.
He was hurting, that much she could sense even without her magic.
With his healing magic and the first cheeseburger in her belly, Jenn felt renewed energy.
I don't need magic to twist you up in knots.
That she'd had a god off balance for so long—and it took losing her magic for him to finally score—was an accomplishment.
But without her magic ability to cover her emotions, the air around her sizzled.
If I can use the magic of another.
Now, you'd need double that magic to close both.
He'd managed to control his magic for a while now, but he had to stay calm.
He rose, his magic rising around him like a fog.
Darian's magic threw him against the wall.
The Black God's magic swirled around him in fury and agitation.
As Grey God, he had access to magic Czerno didn't.
If she had her magic … "Jenn?"
Where Sofi's magic was cold, Bianca's was cool, and the air around her shimmered as if with sunlight.
Her body felt heavy and her senses dull without her magic.
Her healing magic whipped through Jenn.
I've got no magic, so chances are I'm gonna get myself killed a time or two.
She couldn't sense them as she did when her magic was free, but she could dance the way Darian and Xander taught her.
Everything that held magic was amplified in the immortal world.
His body adjusted to the physical blows while his magic absorbed the purple lightning.
From what Jonny revealed, Darian needed to be on the immortal side of the world before he unleashed his magic.
The air trembled with magic.
Yully moved away from him, holding out her arms as she drained the surrounding area of magic.
Without her magic, her defenses were too limited to stop him.
His magic filled the air, shoving between Bianca and Xander and pushing her away.
Jenn was holding her own, even without her magic.
But as a mortal, she'd tire faster than Claire, whose magic would continue to feed off the surroundings to keep her energized.
The cuff fell away, and magic flooded her.
Her hands shook as much from emotion as the returned magic in her blood.
The beautiful Magician sparked with magic that rippled through her body and shot out through her knives as she deflected and attacked the guardsmen.
It radiated power, the seat of the White God's magic.
Yully was pale, her hair sizzling with magic.
The blast was short but sucked her magic and left her feeling as if her insides were on fire.
Drawing her knives, Jenn drew a deep breath and gathered what magic she could from the world around her.
Yully shoved the magic into her from the other side, and Jenn pointed her knife at the Other.
Light and shadow bent and swirled around him, his magic magnified by the immortal world.
Hope and anger raced through her, her body tingling with more than his magic.
The air grew more charged, humming with magic from god and obelisk.
Yully's hands were on Darian's back, and magic flowed from the world around them, through her, combining with his power before he shoved it into the obelisk.
Jenn covered her ears against the high-pitched wail of magic.
Sprawled on the ground, Jenn stared at the pillar of roaring magic that replaced the obelisk, as if a cork had been loosened from the core of the immortal world.
Instead, Darian released Yully and ran straight into the magic.
Magic fluctuated around her, sometimes pounding her and sometimes absent.
Jenn turned to face the magic.
She balanced herself as much as she could with the rumbling ground and then ran straight into the magic.
Magic shot off him in bursts of black and white lightning.
She looked towards their destination then back at the pillar of magic, which had grown thicker and had begun eating away at the earth around it.
The Watcher's magic drifted out of her body.
Her body pulsed with the surge and retreat of magic.
The magic swept through her outward.
Her magic was but a trickle, and her head pounded with fatigue.
We used magic on their minds and the freezer for their bodies.
We moved our magic source into this world in anticipation of your actions.
He couldn't remember what happened, only that one of his episodes had come on when he was in the pillar of magic.
Of all the magic he contained, none of it would bring her back.
His warmth and magic filled her, flowing between them in an indication that they were one.
She slowed her horse, fumbling for the magic waters at her hip.
He wants the water from the Springs, which he claims is magic.
If I'd known how to use this magic last
And yet, the creature is generous and lets me take as much of his magic as I need, enough to build our walls in a season's time and make them stronger than the walls of my enemies.
Its words are poison but its magic protects my city.
He didn't know what magic she possessed, but it was unlike anything he'd ever seen.
I see its magic with my own eyes.
Through the mistresses Memon kept and shared with his men, Taran had learned of nothing but a desire for gold and magic waters.
I lost Oceanan's bladder of magic Spring waters when we were attacked.
Even our spy does not know the source of magic that makes the Springs flow pure with life.
The difference between me and them is that I'm willing to take Tiyan without its magic.
You cannot command my…magic, Tiyan's magic.
You can command Tiyan, just not the magic.
The warlord's magic keeps them stronger than our enemies expected.
The walls are made of the demon's magic, and Rissa's armies are too far south to hold the city.
We can move between places with I guess you can call magic.
Jessi sat frozen, unable to fathom that the simple red gem was capable of such magic.
After all, complete strangers showed up at their apartment and used magic to take them to some place halfway across the country.
Did you use your mind magic to set up the photo shoot with you and me?
He was swept away by the magic of Charles, who guided them to where the Others were.
My brother is the only one on the planet who isn't instantly fried by their magic, which means you've got a bigger decision to make.
Damian and Eden were closer, his deceptive display of relaxed power causing the air to hum with even more magic.
Hugging herself, she sensed the magic in the air and moved back a few steps, not wanting to be caught up in the purple crossfire.
The Original Other looked up, the magic lessening.
I've been collecting vamp magic for tens of thousands of years.
There was no telling what was going on around her, and she hoped once again that her stealth magic hid her from the Others.
He had forgotten what it felt like to just let go and let the magic absorb him.
The magic trickled, and he glanced towards the female form in an outcropping of boulders nearby.
He drifted to the ground, supported by Yully's unique magic.
He focused his mind magic on the Other, whose ancient mind was older than Xander's.
Xander channeled his magic into the Other's brain.
Xander ransacked its mind, yanking out information about Jessi while channeling the magic to force the Other to relive the pain he'd caused throughout his lifetime.
He obtains a magic glass cage, yoked with eight griffins, flies through the clouds, and, thanks to enchanters who know the language of birds, gets information as to their manners and customs, and ultimately receives their submission.
He spent much of his time in practising magic, and it was believed that he had so saturated his body with poisons that none could injure him.
There is much faith in dreams, and in the utterances of certain "wise men," who practise an embryonic magic and witchcraft.
With this was included mathematics, astronomy and astrology, and even the magic arts.
Viewed analytically in its developed nature, magic is a wonder-working recognized as such, the core of the mystery consisting in the supposed transformation of suggested idea into accomplished fact by means of that suggestion itself.
A small point in tie history of prayer, but one that has an interesting bearing on the subject of its relation to magic, is concerned with the custom of praying silently.
At a later stage, when the distinction between magic and religion is more clearly recognized XXII.
And these, it may be strongly urged, contain the magic of Christianity.
Among the later followers of Basilides, actual magic played a determining part.
Whether Basilides himself had already given this magic tendency to Gnosticism cannot be decided.
The colouring of the steppe changes as if by magic, and only the silvery plumes of the steppe-grass (Stipa pennata) wave in the wind, tinting the steppe a bright yellow.
It is therefore certain that belief in demons and magic spells prevailed in pre-Mosaic times' among the Israelite clans.
Thus we find dictators destined to hold the elections, to make out the list of the senate, to celebrate games, to establish festivals, and to drive the nail into the temple of Jupiter - an act of natural magic which was believed to avert pestilence.
Moreover, the Arthurian story was the popular story of the day, and Tristan did not belong to the magic circle, though he was ultimately introduced, somewhat clumsily, it must be admitted, within its bounds.
The Druids are represented as being able to foretell the future and to perform magic. Before setting out on the great expedition against Ulster, Medb, queen of Connaught, goes to consult her Druid, and just before the famous heroine Derdriu (Deirdre) is born, Cathbu prophesies what sort of a woman she will be.
The crusaders appealed to Innocent to ratify the subjugation of a schismatic people, and the union of the Eastern and Western Churches; and Innocent, dazzled by the magic of the fait accompli, not unwillingly acquiesced.
As the great nature-goddess, the attributes of fertility and reproduction are characteristically hers, as also the accompanying immorality which originally, perhaps, was often nothing more than primitive magic. As patroness of the hunt, later identification with Artemis was inevitable.
Throughout, however, the superstitions of the Malays show indications of this Hindu influence, and many of the demons whom their medicine-men invoke in their magic practices are clearly borrowed from the pantheon of India.
Skeat's Malay Magic (London, 1900) is a compilation of all the writings on the subject of Malay superstitions by the best authorities and contains considerable original matter.
A similar story appears in the Book of Enoch, and Tertullian has much to say about the wicked angels who revealed to men the knowledge of gold and silver, of lustrous stones, and of the power of herbs, and who introduced the arts of astrology and magic upon the earth.
But while there are thus some grounds for supposing that the idea of transmutation grew out of the practical receipts of Alexandrian Egypt, the alchemy which embraced it as a leading principle was also strongly affected by Eastern influences such as magic and astrology.
Siegfried is then persuaded to transform himself by his magic Tarnhelm into the likeness of his host, Gutrune's brother Gunther, in order to bring Briinnhilde (whose name is now quite new to him) from her fire-encircled rock, so that Gunther may have her for his bride and Siegfried may wed Gutrune.
When he comes to the point where his memory has been clouded by Hagen's spells, Hagen restores his memory with another magic potion.
In 1489 he was accused of magic before Pope Innocent VIII., and had to secure the good offices of Francesco Soderini, Ermolao Barbaro, and the archbishop Rinaldo Orsini, in order to purge himself of a most perilous imputation.
His treatises exercised an almost magic influence upon the greatest thinkers of the time.
The Anglo-Saxon Leechdoms 1 of the 11th century, published in the Rolls series of medieval chronicles and memorials, admirably illustrate the mixture of magic and superstition with the relics of ancient science which constituted monastic medicine.
The chief seat of her cult, however, was Thessaly, which was always regarded as the home of magic. As time went on her character was less favourably described.
From it we pass without a break, merely narrowing the application as the conception of sacredness grew clearer and less associated with magic, into early criminal law with its physical sanctions.
The practice of magic, superstition, &c., are also frequently referred to as sacrilege, especially during the long struggle with German heathenism.
But, when the mists set in, the low hills near the coast bordering the deserts, which are called lomas, undergo a change as if by magic. A blooming vegetation of wild flowers for a short time covers the barren hills.
They are an intelligent and industrious people, growing their own crops, manufacturing their own cloth and mats, and building their own boats, while many read Arabic more or less fluently, although still believers in magic and witchcraft.
This accusation appears to have originated in his superior skill in natural philosophy, by which he produced effects that the ignorant attributed to magic.
It is a common practice in the magic of all ages and countries to acquire control and influence over men and animals by making images of them.
Motives drawn from homoeopathic magic may thus explain the occasional disuse and prohibition of pictorial and plastic Xiv.
Other works are quoted by Fulleborn and Horst, and by writers on the history of philosophy and magic; altogether about 98 books on the subject published before 1700 are at present accessible.
The distinction between the terms " religion " and " magic " is, in a similar way, often due merely to rivalry between the adherents of two or more mutually exclusive religions brought together in the same community.
He is perhaps best regarded, in the light of Arabian folk-lore, as the manifestation of a demon residing in the tree with the magic fruit.
In all these stories his character is distinguished rather by wisdom and cunning than by martial prowess, and reference is very frequently made to his skill in poetry and magic. In Ynglinga Saga he is represented as reigning in Sweden, where he established laws for his people.
On the practice of medicine, which is in close alliance with magic, there are several well-known works.
The close inter-relation which existed in primitive society between magic, priesthood and kingship has been indicated by Frazer in his Early History of the Kingship. His remarks throw some light on the early character of priesthood as well as kingship. " When once a special class of sorcerers has been segregated from the community and entrusted by it with the discharge of duties on which the public safety and welfare are believed to depend, these men gradually rise to wealth and power till their leaders blossom out into sacred kings."
Hence the king starting as a magician tends gradually to exchange the practice of magic for the functions of prayer and sacrifice."
The investigations which have been carried on in recent years by King, Tallquist and Zimmern, as well as by Briinnow and Craig, on the magic and ritual of Babylonia and Assyria have been fruitful of results.
By the rough magic of this modern Prospero the universe of being is not, and yet is, thought, idea, spirit, reason, God.
We hear also a good deal of witches and valkyries, and of charms and magic; as an instance we may cite the fact that certain (Runic) letters were credited, as in the North, with the power of loosening bonds.
It includes three divisions - the Djiung ling, which describes the invasion of part of Tibet by the Djiung or Moso; the Hor ling, which recounts the conquest of the Hor (Turk tribes) by the Tibetans, and conveys much historical information in a tale of magic and marvel; and the Djia ling (Chinese division), which narrates a contest of unknown date between the Tibetans and the Chinese.
Perhaps this, as well as his meddling with astrology, caused him to be charged with practising magic, the particular accusations being that he brought back into his purse, by the aid of the devil, all the money he paid away, and that he possessed the philosopher's stone.
To avenge herself, Medea presented the new bride with a robe and head-dress, by whose magic properties the wearer was burnt to death, and slew her children by Jason with her own hand.
His views on the connexion between magic and mythology are explained in 19.133 and 17.305; those on folklore are described in 10.601.
Ten girls, aged nine to seventeen years, two of them house servants, met during the winter of1691-1692in the home of Samuel Parris, pastor of the Salem Village church, and after learning palmistry and various "magic" tricks from Parris's West Indian slave, Tituba, and influenced doubtless by current talk about witches, accused Tituba and two old women of bewitching them.
The two magic formulae, suras cxiii., cxiv.
There is good material, too, for the study of Egyptian magic, though this branch has been somewhat neglected hitherto.
The priests and certain wise men were the depositaries of this mysterious but highly useful art, that was called hik or magic; and one of the chief differences between gods and men was the superior degree in which the former were endowed with magical powers.
It was but natural that the Egyptians should wish to employ magic for their own benefit or self-gratification, and since religion put no veto on the practice so long as it was exercised within legal bounds, it was put to a widespread use among them.
It is extremely hard to draw any fixed line in Egypt between magic and medicine; but it is curious to note that simple diagnoses and prescriptions were employed for the more curable diseases, while magical formulae and amulets are reserved for those that are harder to cope with, such as the bites of snakes and the stings of scorpions.
The formulae recited for such purposes are not purely cabalistic, though inasmuch as mystery is of the very essence of magic, foreign words and outlandish names occur in them by preference.
Or, they symbolize the magic power of beauty, eloquence and song; hence their images are placed over the graves of beautiful women and maidens, of poets and orators (Sophocles, Isocrates).
A special feature of the Sakti cult is the use of obscure Vedic mantras, often changed so as to be quite meaningless and on that very account deemed the more efficacious for the acquisition of superhuman powers; as well as of mystic letters and syllables called bija (germ), of magic circles (chakra) and diagrams (yantra), and of amulets of various materials inscribed with formulae of fancied mysterious import.
Superstition and stupidity hedged them in on every side, so that sorcery and magic seemed the only means of winning power over nature or insight into mysteries surrounding human life.
Since the epoch of Alexander the Great IIarran had been a famous centre of pagan and Hellenistic culture; its people were Syrian heathens, star-worshippers versed in astrology and magic. In their temples the planetary powers were propitiated by blood-offerings, and it is probable that human victims were occasionally sacrificed even as late as the 9th century of our era.
Hegel, before the anthropological stage, found it in magic. Max Muller, building on philosophy and mythology, affirmed that "