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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Definitions for theurgy

  1. the working of a divine or supernatural agency in human affairs.
  2. a system of beneficent magic practiced by the Egyptian Platonists and others.

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Citations for theurgy
But it is with the later evolution of theurgy in the Platonist milieu that we are mainly concerned, and here we find some compensation for the lacunosity of the Oracula. Garth Fowden, The Egyptian Hemes, 1993
I wandered around, trailing my fingers over the spines of books written in Hebrew and Greek, Old Testaments and New Testaments, books on theurgy and theology and philosophy. Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart, 2008
Origin of theurgy
1560-1570
Theurgy entered English in the 1560s. It comes from the Greek word theourgeía meaning "magic."