Magic is a faculty of wonderful virtue, full of most high mysteries, containing the most profound contemplation of most secret things, together with the nature, power, quality, substance and virtues thereof, as also the knowledge of whole Nature, and it doth instruct us concerning the differing and agreement of things amongst themselves, whence it produced its wonderful effects, by uniting the virtues of things through the application of them one to the other.- HEINRICH CORNELIUS AGRIPPA was a German magician, occult writer, theologian, astrologer, and alchemist.
The art or practice of using charms, spells, or rituals to attempt to produce supernatural effects or control events in nature. Magic is something that transcends any specific definition because we are the ones to define it. It is something that you decide exists or not. It is a way to view life, where the entire idea of the third dimension is a magical, abstract playground of possibility. The other day I created a bunch of static electricity while petting my cat – and I thought okay THIS is magic. There are numerous opinions regarding the question of ‘what is magic’ and ‘when did it come into existence’? Nevertheless, it is evident that magic has been prevalent amongst people since ancient times, but the exact date of its origin is unknown; in addition, it is also not known as to who was the first person to have brought it into existence.
The concept of magic has been present in human culture for thousands of years. Many cultures had versions of witches, wizards, warlocks, sorcerers, witch doctors, shamans, and other people who could supposedly harness supernatural powers for various tasks. Some religions incorporate a belief in magic, while other religions reject it as the work of the devil, perhaps because these religions arose in opposition to the traditional practice. Historically, people who practiced magic often offered a variety of services to their community including health care, the removal of bad spells, the manipulation of weather for good crops, and so forth. These people became figures of veneration and respect because of their perceived abilities. They were also associated with less practical things like enchantments; many folk tales incorporate enchantments in which people are bewitched or tricked into doing things.
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