Magiër / Magician (2) (22.09.2020)

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Magie of toverij is de vermeende kunst van het manipuleren van de werkelijkheid met behulp van speciale objecten, spreuken en rituelen op basis van verborgen krachten. Mensen die in magie geloven, zijn ervan overtuigd dat het een oplossing biedt voor problemen met bijvoorbeeld vruchtbaarheid, gezondheid, veiligheid en het liefdesleven en dat het meer controle geeft over de natuur en het menselijk leven. Magie kan net als religie en wetenschap het wereldbeeld van een bepaald volk op een bepaald tijdstip mede bepalen.

The art of producing illusions as entertainment by the use of sleight of hand, deceptive devices, etc.; legerdemain; conjuring:
to pull a rabbit out of a hat by magic.
the art of producing a desired effect or result through the use of incantation or various other techniques that presumably assure human control of supernatural agencies or the forces of nature.Compare contagious magic, imitative magic, sympathetic magic.
the use of this art: Magic, it was believed, could drive illness from the body.

Definition of magic (Entry 1 of 3)
1 a: the use of means (such as charms or spells) believed to have supernatural power over natural forces
   b: magic rites or incantations
2 a: an extraordinary power or influence seemingly from a supernatural source
Both pitchers, although they are older, haven’t lost their magic.
   b: something that seems to cast a spell : ENCHANTMENT
all the mystery, magic and romance which belong to royalty alone
— J. E. P. Grigg
3: the art of producing illusions by sleight of hand
entertained with acts of jugglery and magic.

Magic is the practice of beliefs, rituals and/or actions which are said to control and manipulate, either natural or supernatural, beings and forces.[1] Typically, magic is categorised as independent from both religion and science, due to its various beliefs and practices.

Individuals who engage in magical practices are referred to as either magicians or witches. Although, connotations have varied from positive to negative at times throughout history, magic “continues to have an important religious and medicinal role in many cultures today”.

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