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Origins of the Term ‘Magic’

The term “magic” has served to indicate, in the history of Western culture, a variety of ideas and of practices, often related to religion and/or science. Consequently, the term has been historically …

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Pasi, Marco, “Magic”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 22 May 2019 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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