- a system of beneficent magic practiced by the Egyptian Platonists and others.
- the working of a divine or supernatural agency in human affairs.
Origin of theurgy
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Theurgy was the second method of counteracting the evil influence of demons.Superstition in Medicine
Philip appears to have been one of the apostolical men most preccupied with theurgy.The Apostles
The common characteristic of all the New Platonists is a tendency to mysticism, theosophy, and theurgy.A History of Philosophy in Epitome
This current was so strong that philosophy itself was swept toward mysticism and the neo-Platonist school became a theurgy.The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism
Both authors show the same admiration for the Gymnosophists, the same distinction between magic and theurgy.Essays on the Greek Romances
Elizabeth Hazelton Haight
- the intervention of a divine or supernatural agency in the affairs of man
- the working of miracles by such intervention
- beneficent magic as taught and performed by Egyptian Neoplatonists and others
C16: from Late Latin theūrgia, from Late Greek theourgia the practice of magic, from theo- theo- + -urgia, from ergon work