Showing posts with label Magic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Magic. Show all posts

Hinduism - What IS The Attitude Towards Magic, The Black Arts, And The Atharva Veda In Hindu Societies?

 

There are many different forces in the cosmos, and numerous methods to influence them, both apparent and hidden, according to Hindu belief.

The Atharva Veda, one of the earliest Hindu sacred books, is mostly a compilation of spells, thereby emphasizing the importance of magic.

Many Hindus currently believe that some powerful religious adepts have the ability to command invisible forces as well as the ability to negate other people's spells.

People with high degrees of religious achievement are said to possess superhuman abilities (siddhi), enabling them to do feats that regular people cannot.

These superhuman abilities are not seen as mystical, but rather as the usual exercise of a degree of intellect above that of most individuals.

For ages, Indian culture has had a lengthy heritage of illusion, sleight of hand, and other forms of deception, which has perplexed and entertained observers.

Lee Siegel's 1991 book Net of Magic gives a detailed overview of these abilities.


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Paganism & Wicca - What Is Magic Or Magia?

Magic is a broad term that may refer to any, all, or none of the following: 


• Magical abilities 

• A supernatural, otherwise inexplicable occurrence or event 

• The natural energy and force that magical practitioners harness in order to cast spells and affect change 


This English term comes from the Greek mageia and the Latin magia, both of which imply "magus or magician's skill." 


The Magi, a Persian caste of priests, spiritual practitioners, and experts of astrology and divination, are the source of these terms. 


Related to - Magi and Magician.


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