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Magic.

Alleged art of bringing about supernatural results by means of occult agencies, conjurations, and malevolent or benevolent incantations. Among primitive races magic and superstition play a significant role, as in voodooism.* Magic was practiced from ancient times in many countries. The Bible opposes magic; e.g., Ex 22:18; Acts 19:13–19. See also Amulets; Primitive Religion.


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