theurgy\ THEE-ur-jee \ , noun;
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.
But it is with the later evolution of theurgy in thePlatonist milieu that we are mainly concerned, andhere we find some compensation for the lacunosity ofthe Oracula.
-- Garth Fowden, The Egyptian Hemes , 1993
I wandered around, trailing my fingers over the spinesof books written in Hebrew and Greek, Old Testamentsand New Testaments, books on theurgy and theologyand philosophy.
-- Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart , 2008
Theurgy entered English in the 1560s. It comes fromthe Greek word theourgeía meaning "magic."
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