Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to theurgy, or the power of performing supernatural things.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to theurgy; magical.
  • adjective songs of incantation.

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  • adjective Of, or pertaining to, theurgy.

Etymologies

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Latin theurgicus.

Examples

  • I thought maybe this was some theurgic weapon called up by an enemy of yours.

    The Lives of Felix Gunderson

  • Richard Sorabji (1990, p. 12) suggested that Ammonius might have agreed not to make the school a center of pagan and theurgic ritual, which he would also de-emphasize in his teaching, or simply not to make trouble with Christians.

    The Garbage House

  • He later (2003 and 2005, 21-5) adduced a specific instance of such a change in emphasis, showing that Ammonius glosses over the doctrine of ˜divine names™, their natural origin and theurgic efficacy.

    The Garbage House

  • The old Egyptians and Chaldeans had many such words composed at will for theurgic operations.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • As for eudaemonism, sure, I follow Professor Long on this point although, my conception of virtue is colored by my reading Augustine, the theurgic neoplatonists, and the “Blue Socialist” tradition of William Cobbett and John Ruskin.

    Abortion on demand and without apology (Kiwi edition)

  • The soul is able to acquire a luminous and theurgic power, mediated by the active imagination which existentiates images and forms that have been reflected, in a mirror-like manner, onto it.

    Suhrawardi

  • But whilst Neoplatonism was more philosophical, mystical, and theurgic, Gnosticism was more specificically mythopoetic, individually creative, and religious.

    Max Theon, Gnosticism, and Mirra Alfassa

  • The Jewish kabbalah is the most prominent form of alleged theurgic mysticism.

    Mysticism

  • In theurgic (from the Greek theourgia) mysticism a mystic intends to activate the divine in the mystical experience.

    Mysticism

  • But whilst Neoplatonism was more philosophical, mystical, and theurgic, Gnosticism was more specificically mythopoetic, individually creative, and religious.

    Archive 2005-10-01

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