Introduction

Thaumaturgy (from Greek θαῦμα thaûma, meaning "miracle" or "marvel" and ἔργον érgon, meaning "work") is the capability of a magician or a saint to work magic or miracles. Isaac Bonewits defined thaumaturgy as "the use of magic for nonreligious purposes; the art and science of 'wonder working;' using magic to actually change things in the physical world".[1] It is sometimes translated into English as wonderworking.[2] A practitioner of thaumaturgy is a thaumaturge, thaumaturgist or miracle-worker.

Theurgy (from Greek θεουργία, Theourgia) describes the practice of rituals, sometimes seen as magical in nature, performed with the intention of invoking the action or evoking the presence of one or more gods, especially with the goal of achieving henosis (uniting with the divine) and perfecting oneself.

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I was born in Burlington Vermont, the product of a “Rabbi and a Priest.” I grew up in south west England in and around the towns, cities and villages of Glastonbury, Wells, Cheddar and more. I began my journey into the Western mystery tradition consciously about twenty years ago. Unconsciously I realize that I began at least a decade or more before. I now live in Pennsylvania in USA with my wife and two large maine coon cats (Phinneas and Merlin).

 

 

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