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the·ur·gy

 (thē′ûr-jē)
n. pl. the·ur·gies
1. Divine or supernatural intervention in human affairs.
2. Magic performed with the supposed aid of beneficent spirits, as formerly practiced by the Neoplatonists.

[Late Latin theūrgia, from Greek theourgiā, sacramental rite, mystery : theo-, theo- + -ourgiā, -urgy.]

the·ur′gic, the·ur′gi·cal adj.
the·ur′gi·cal·ly adv.
the′ur·gist n.
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theurgical

adjective
Having, brought about by, or relating to supernatural powers or magic:
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Keep in mind though that while, for Iamblichus, union with the gods was theurgical, that is, the work of the gods, to prepare oneself for theurgic ritual one must have the proper theoretical knowledge of the divine.
Porphyry objected to theurgy for a number of reasons: it seems to presume that the gods are passible and subject to human cajoling; ritual offerings suggest that the gods experience sense-perception; and theurgical divination smacks of the laughable excesses of the devotees of Cybele or Magna Mater (Myst.
Following a survey of models of exegesis, the author offers an alternative interpretation of Isaac of Akko's approach to symbolic readings of liturgy and emphasis on prayer and mystical contemplation techniques as theurgical actions affecting the Divine.
One of the most prominent sites to trace the lasting importance of the Quran as text is in the realm of divinatory and theurgical practices, where both oral and textual articulations are to be observed.
24) Although tantrism has classically been used for theurgical goals, its major aims (control of emotions and associations) are just as applicable in today's society.