Sorcery sentence example
He was charged with cruelty, even with sorcery and murder.
In Pliny their activity is limited to the practice of medicine and sorcery.
But this bull contains no sort of dogmatic decision on the nature of sorcery.
Colchis was celebrated in Greek mythology as the destination of the Argonauts, the home of Medea and the special domain of sorcery.
The third commandment might be rendered, "Thou shalt not utter the name of the Lord thy God vainly," but it is possible that the meaning is that Yahweh's name is not to be used for purposes of sorcery.Advertisement
At the bottom of the scale of nature-worships he places the religion of sorcery.
The latinized form of the Greek word was corrupted into nigromantia, connecting the word with niger, black, and so was applied to the "black art," "black magic," in the sense of witchcraft, sorcery.
As in India, after the expulsion of Buddhism, the degrading worship of Siva and his dusky bride had been incorporated into Hinduism from the savage devil worship of Aryan and of non-Aryan tribes, so, as pure Buddhism died away in the north, the Tantra system, a mixture of magic and witchcraft and sorcery, was incorporated into the corrupted Buddhism.
They were cowed, as they said, by that disciple and limb of the fiend called La Pucelle, that used false enchantments and sorcery.
On the whole, the Scandinavian gods are a society on an early human model, of beings indifferently human, animal and divine - some of them derived from elemental forces personified, holding sway over the elements, and skilled in sorcery.Advertisement
The prophets were not preserved from bodily afflictions in which category sorcery falls.
Sparks will fly when their schooling in swords and sorcery comes head-to-head!
Spell Casting If you purchase necromancy, sorcery or theurgy, then you choose a single spell that you know.
It is linked to individuals practicing sophisticated sorcery and spirit channeling while at the same time working as white collar professionals.
Whatever land knew sorcery, there were some of its people whispering in Keola's ear.Advertisement
Delatombe proves only a minor threat compared to the evil sorcery of the Mirror Queen.
Apparently, the observed talismanic activity is subtle sorcery and done covertly.
The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practice sorcery or divination.
The smallest attempt to use one's abnormal powers for the gratification of self makes of these powers sorcery or black magic.
Sorcery, the scars raised on the body, the knocking out of teeth, circumcision and rules as to marriage have been quoted; but many such customs are found among savage peoples far distant from each other and entirely unrelated.Advertisement
At all events she had political importance enough to incur the hostility of Richard of Gloucester, afterwards King Richard III., who accused her of having practised sorcery against him in collusion with the queen and Hastings.
Besides the appearance of the hair, the raised cicatrices, the belief in omens and sorcery, the practices for testing the courage of youths, &c., they are equally rude, merry and boisterous, but amenable to discipline, and with decided artistic tastes and faculty.
Black Maria, first published in 1991, is a complex story of magic and sorcery used to dominate a small seaside town.
Whatever land knew sorcery, there were some of its people whispering in Keola 's ear.
So much of the basis of sword and sorcery fantasy is based on myth and folklore.Advertisement
I do feel when holding these items a sense of true sorcery and/or a link with interdimensional Intelligence.
The game takes place in a sword and sorcery world, with modern machinery such as tanks and battle planes.
There, in pride and anger, he summons a dark and malevolent spirit that sorcery cannot conquer.
In 1962 Douglas Fraser described such sculptures as sorcery figures.
The smallest attempt to use one 's abnormal powers for the gratification of self makes of these powers sorcery or black magic.Advertisement
Using creatures, artifacts, sorcery, and enchantments with a deck of at least 40 cards, defeat your opponent by taking away all their life points (you start of with 20).
Each Final Fantasy game, with the possible exception of Final Fantasy VIII, features a fantasy swords and sorcery theme.
By order of Shao Kahn, she was created via Shang Tsung's sorcery in an effort to keep Kitana in check, or, according to some reports, to replace her.
The ancient forms of psychic ability, such as divination or sorcery, have been mentioned in countless religious texts throughout history.
With Harry Potter in the limelight these past few years, the wonder of magic and sorcery has peaked new interest among little ones.Advertisement
Magic, gramarie and sorcery are the roots of many high fantasy tales.
Sorcery and science mix but the overall feel is Dickensian, without the good guys.
An act of accusation, containing in 37 articles the chief complaints against them, was read out to the people; not only their policy, but their orthodoxy was attacked, and there was even an insinuation of sorcery.
In 1441 Eleanor was charged with practising sorcery against the king, and Humphrey had to submit to see her condemned, and her accomplices executed.
Eusebius accepted the small bishopric of Emesa (the modern Horns) in Phoenicia, but his powers as mathematician and astronomer led his flock to accuse him of practising sorcery, and he had to flee to Laodicea.Advertisement
He also wrote a fanatical book against sorcery, Antipalus maleficiorum (1508).
In 1441 the duchess of Gloucester had Beauforts been arrested and charged with practising sorcery d against the health of the young kingapparently not ngan without justification.
My sorcery tells me so.
In every case of death from disease or unknown causes sorcery was suspected and an inquest held, at which the corpse was asked by each relative in succession the name of the murderer.
Together with this idolatry there is also a firm belief in the power of witchcraft and sorcery, in divination, in lucky and unlucky days and times, in ancestor worship, especially that of the sovereign's predecessors, and in several curious ordeals for the detection of crime.Advertisement
Let me see you equal the sorcery I am about to perform.
They held that the body is mortal, and its substance transitory; that the soul is immortal, but, coming from the subtlest ether, is lured as by a sorcery of nature into the prison-house of the body.
Himself regarded by most of his contemporaries as a sceptic, and by some as an atheist, he denounced all who dared to disbelieve in sorcery, and urged the burning of witches and wizards.
To the beginning of the 13th century the popular superstitions regarding sorcery, witchcraft and compacts with the devil were condemned by the ecclesiastical authorities as heathenish, sinful and heretical.
In the latter case resort was very frequently had also to sorcery and necromancy.Advertisement
It is absurd to make this document responsible for the introduction of the bloody persecution of witches; for, according to the Sachsenspiegel, the civil law already punished sorcery with death.
The story of St Paul's doings there illustrates this fact, and the sequel is very suggestive, - the burning, namely, of books of sorcery of great value.
Autos-da fe were rare events; their victims were not as a rule serious thinkers, but persons accused of sorcery or Judaizing, nor were they more numerous than the victims of the English laws relating to witchcraft and heresy.
What is your sorcery good for if it cannot tell us the truth?
In the cases of heresy, apostasy and sorcery, the spiritual courts sought the aid of the secular jurisdiction to superadd the punishment of death.
The asphodel was also supposed to be a remedy for poisonous snake-bites and a specific against sorcery; it was fatal to mice, but preserved pigs from disease.
They had to avoid idolatry, sorcery, avarice, falsehood, fornication, &c.; above all, they were not allowed to kill any living being (the ten commandments of Mani).
She was a bride of only seventeen and was related to the royal house; yet, as his Catholic biographer put it, "by sorcery and witchcraft he did so allure that poor gentlewoman that she could not live without him."
The custom of suttee, or widow-burning, has long been abolished in the state, but the people retain all their superstitions regarding witches and sorcery; and as late as 1870, a Bhil woman, about eighty years old, was swung to death at Kushalgarh on an accusation of witchcraft.
As early as 1615 suspicions of sorcery began to be spread against her, which she, with more spirit than prudence, met with an action for libel.
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.
His best known work was Die Betooverde Wereld (1691), or The World Bewitched (1695; one volume of an English translation from a French copy), in which he examined critically the phenomena generally ascribed to spiritual agency, and attacked the belief in sorcery and "possession" by the devil, whose very existence he questioned.