thaumaturgy

Definitions of thaumaturgy
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n any art that invokes supernatural powers

Synonyms:
magic
Types:
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juju
the power associated with a juju
mojo
a magic power or magic spell
conjuration, conjuring, conjury, invocation
calling up a spirit or devil
black art, black magic, necromancy, sorcery
the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world
white magic
magic used only for good purposes
evocation, summoning
calling up supposed supernatural forces by spells and incantations
theurgy
white magic performed with the help of beneficent spirits (as formerly practiced by Neoplatonists)
witchcraft, witchery
the art of sorcery
bewitchment, enchantment
a magical spell
Satanism, demonism, diabolism
a belief in and reverence for devils (especially Satan)
obiism
belief in a kind of sorcery that originated in Africa and is practiced in the West Indies
Type of:
supernaturalism
a belief in forces beyond ordinary human understanding

n an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers

Synonyms:
conjuration, conjuring trick, deception, illusion, legerdemain, magic, magic trick, trick
Types:
card trick
a trick performed with playing cards
prestidigitation, sleight of hand
manual dexterity in the execution of tricks
Type of:
performance
the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment

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