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Tracing Magic in Ancient Times Magic and magical powers go back to the time of the earliest recorded history of the world. For example, many magical papyri have been recovered in Egypt. These sources provide a lot of information about magic, especially ceremonial magic, that Western civilizations had come to know and practice. There are also plenty of records showing that spirit mediums were used in spells. These would normally involve a “magic circle,” and at the center would be a child who served as a communication point between the dead and the living. It was during the reign of Rome’s Emperor Julian, a time when resistance against Christian influences was great, that neo-Platonitic magical practices in the guise of theurgy were revived. Magic in the Middle Ages
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Medieval authors were then under Church control, and this left them to limit their magic to spell collections and wonderlore compilations. Albertus Magnus was one of those who received credit for such compilations, whether or not this was deserved. Christianized variants of magic were created during this period.
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During the early part of the Middle Ages, there was a cult which treated relics as objects of veneration, but also as having supernatural powers. There were tales about saints’ relics’ miracles, not only in curing diseases but in affecting the outcome of battles as well. Soon, relics were used as amulets, with various churches buying the scarce examples. As with any economic activity, demand paved the way for supply. Stories of the miraculous saint relics were compiled later into valuable collections such as the Dialogus Miraculorum of Caesar of Heisterbach and the Golden Legend of Jacobus de Voragine. And then there were other varieties of Christianized magic that were eventually proscribed. The demonology and angelology found in the earliest grimoires (magic guide books) indicate that Christian implements and holy rituals were the common. Behind the works of Christian demonology is the belief that a magician should strengthen himself through prayers, sacraments and fasting; hence, by speaking God’s name in garbled foreign languages, he can summon the demons to appear and provide his vicious, egotistic desires. Unsurprisingly, these rites, now assuming a theology of mechanical sacramentalism, were condemned by the Church before they were Christianized nevertheless. Magic during the Renaissance Period During Renaissance humanism, hermeticism and other Neo-Platonic forms of ceremonial magic resurfaced. On the other hand, the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution were the era of scientism, where alchemy was replaced by chemistry, astrology by the Ptolemaic theory of the universe, and magic and its belief systems by the germ theory of disease. The tension caused by the Protestant Reformation sparked an upswing in the practice of with-hunting, specifically in England, Germany and Scotland. Ultimately, Protestantism became magic’s biggest enemy as it reduced the value of ritualism that tied religious rites to earthliness.

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