sympathetic magic(redirected from Imitative magic)
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(Alternative Belief Systems) a type of magic in which it is sought to produce a large-scale effect, often at a distance, by performing some small-scale ceremony resembling it, such as the pouring of water on an altar to induce rainfall
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magic predicated on the belief that one thing or event can affect another at a distance as a consequence of a sympathetic connection between them.
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