magic

Rituals or actions employed to manipulate natural or supernatural beings and forces

Magic is the practice of beliefs, rituals and/or actions which are said to manipulate natural or supernatural forces, with or without communication with supernatural beings. 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".Within Western culture, magic has been linked to ideas of the Other, foreignness, and primitivism; indicating that it is "a powerful marker of cultural difference" and likewise, a non-modern phenomenon. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, Western intellectuals perceived the practice of magic to be a sign of a primitive mentality and also commonly attributed it to marginalised groups of people.In modern occultism and Neopagan religions, many self-described magicians and witches regularly practice ritual magic; defining magic as a technique for bringing about change in the physical world through the force of one's will. This definition was popularised by Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), an influential British occultist, and since that time other religions (e.g. Wicca and LaVeyan Satanism) and magical systems (e.g. Chaos Magic) have adopted it.
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Series

1. D'un monde à l'autre

BD de Lylian et Baldetti

author: Laurence Baldetti, Lylian

2013

2. Akiro

BD de Lylian et Baldetti

author: Laurence Baldetti, Lylian

2014

3. La passe de la Goule

BD de Lylian et Baldetti

author: Laurence Baldetti, Lylian

2015

4. Les Plateaux d'Astariul

BD de Lylian et Baldetti

author: Laurence Baldetti, Lylian

2016

5. Al-Poll

BD de Lylian et Baldetti

author: Laurence Baldetti, Lylian

2017

1. D'un monde à l'autre

BD de Lylian et Baldetti

author: Laurence Baldetti, Lylian

2013

The Teachings of Don Juan

book by Carlos Castaneda

author: Carlos Castañeda

1968

A Hat Full of Sky

novel by Terry Pratchett

author: Terry Pratchett

2004

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