How To Use Theurgy In A Sentence

  • It is certainly true that theurgy operated at the boundary between religion and magic, as I have argued myself, and that it represents the closest thing to Wicca that can be traced in antiquity; but how close was it?
  • When he returned to Sardis he entered the circle of local Neoplatonists, learned theurgy and medicine, and mainly taught rhetoric.
  • It should be emphasised also that there is no good evidence that theurgy was ever practised in the Latin West, and that theurgists were well aware of how little they had in common even with the vast majority of late antique pagans.
  • Martianus was pagan (he makes veiled allusions to Christianity as well as to Chaldaean theurgy, and elegizes over the silence of the oracles) and sufficiently well-read in Greek to translate Aristides Quintilianus' treatise on music.
  • Before the advent of medicine, there was theurgy and philosophy. Notable Physicians, Medicine And Christ, The Great Physician I
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  • He makes veiled allusions to Christianity as well as to Chaldaean theurgy, and elegizes over the silence of the oracles.
  • This has led to the rejection of Sephardic Jewish Humanism as formulated by Maimonides and an affirmation of an ethnocentric Jewish chauvinism based on the magical mysticism of Kabbalistic theurgy. David Shasha: Dangerous Mystic Motifs in Judaism
  • By the practice of theurgy one could not just communicate with such beings but actually let them inhabit oneself during ritual ceremony. Archive 2009-01-01
  • For Sorabji his financial gain was the continuation of his municipal salary, so that he could keep his school open, rather than a craven payment for services rendered to the Christian authorities; he did not betray his friends; he did not betray philosophy, since he merely preferred the teaching of Porphyry in the matter of divine names and theurgy to that of Iamblichus and Proclus. The Garbage House
  • Instead of agreeing with Iamblichus 'insistence on theurgy as indispensable to reaching spiritual union with God, a doctrine largely taken over by Proclus, Ammonius harmonized Aristotle with Plato by siding with Porphyry's (232-309) view that names were imposed by humans and, Sorabji suggests, he also agreed with Porphyry's refusal to accept the efficacy of theurgy in purifying the intellect and hence leading us to God. The Garbage House
  • The practice of theurgy, then, becomes a way for the soul to experience the presence of the divinity, instead of merely thinking or conceptualizing the godhead.
  • According to one theory G.W. Bowersock’s, in particular Julian’s Paganism was highly eccentric and atypical because it was heavily influenced by an esoteric approach to Platonic philosophy sometimes identified as theurgy and also neoplatonism. Julian 1st…Caesar of Rome! Past life experience… « Julian Ayrs & Pop Culture
  • The Greeks made a distinction between theurgy and thaumaturgy.
  • The three in Part 5 relate to the Greco-Roman world: one on theurgy, two on Apuleius in relation to realia, and an Ostian Mithraeum.
  • And now this third death, the one for which everyone at Toynton Grange had probably been superstitiously waiting, in thrall to the theurgy that death comes in threes. She Closed Her Eyes
  • Far from being a total innovation, historical Kabbalah represented an ongoing effort to systematize existing elements of Jewish theurgy, myth, and mysticism into a full-fledged response to the rationalistic challenge. David Shasha: Dangerous Mystic Motifs in Judaism
  • Most (though not all) Christian denominations today frown on the actual practice of any magic other than theurgy and that only as practised by qualified clergy.
  • While theurgy (almost by definition) lies within the realms of both magic and religion, thaumaturgy does not.
  • Han Lingsha: Hey! Keep calm and listen to me. Let's confront him by theurgy together!
  • He regularly fails to distinguish the power of Christian worship from acts of magical theurgy: in either kind of activity, the unwavering faith of the believer is what confers success. Loss of Faith

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