What is magic?

  • (noun): Any art that invokes supernatural powers.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on magic:

Trobriand Islands - People - Magic
... The Trobrianders practice many traditional magic spells ... Trobrianders believe that no one can make up a new magic spell ... Sometimes a man gives a woman magic spells because he wants to give her more than betel nuts or tobacco ...
Rifts (role-playing Game) - Setting - Earth - Atlantis
... Splugorth, a race of Supernatural Intelligences, Atlantis is a land ruled by magic and monsters ... Enhanced by parasites or other magic, they are then pitted against one another or bizarre, monstrous creatures ... The Splugorth are also masters of Rune Magic (such as the creation of the fabled rune weapons), an offshoot of Bio-Wizardry ...
Warhammer Fantasy Battle - Editions of The Game - 4th Edition (1992) and 5th Edition (1996)
... A completely re-worked magic system was produced which was available as a boxed expansion set ... The magic system was further expanded by the Arcane Magic box set and the magic element of the Chaos box set ... The magic system was reworked and re-released in December 1996 as a single box covering the magic for all the armies ...
Gothic (video game) - Gameplay
... If the Hero chooses to be a Mage (or joins the Swamp Camp), he will be able to learn Circles of Magic there are 6 of them ... mages, because they are limited to 4 magic circles (out of 6) ... However, they gain access to magic earlier ...
Magic: The Gathering World Championship
... The Magic The Gathering World Championships (Worlds) have been held annually between 1994 and 2011 ... the most important tournament in the game of Magic The Gathering, offering cash prizes of up to $45,000 to the winners ... Besides the main event Worlds were always a huge gathering of Magic players, who come to watch the pros and compete in side events ...

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Famous quotes containing the word magic:

    Religion differs from magic in that it is not concerned with control or manipulation of the powers confronted. Rather it means submission to, trust in, and adoration of, what is apprehended as the divine nature of ultimate reality.
    Joachim Wach (1898–1955)

    Oh, what a catastrophe for man when he cut himself off from the rhythm of the year, from his unison with the sun and the earth. Oh, what a catastrophe, what a maiming of love when it was a personal, merely personal feeling, taken away from the rising and the setting of the sun, and cut off from the magic connection of the solstice and the equinox!
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    We think of religion as the symbolic expression of our highest moral ideals; we think of magic as a crude aggregate of superstitions. Religious belief seems to become mere superstitious credulity if we admit any relationship with magic. On the other hand our anthropological and ethnographical material makes it extremely difficult to separate the two fields.
    Ernst Cassirer (1874–1945)