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From the Old English wiccian (meaning to practice sorcery), it is sorcery as practiced by witch or witches. An act of employing magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world. The use of supernatural powers over others and the environment. In the popular sense, a magical or irresistible influence, attraction, or charm.
Sorcery denotes the pursuit of a certain end through magic, which might be harnessed through such varied means as simple herbalism, the use of waxen images or more elaborate spell-making.
Common to all folklore traditions and to virtually all eras, sorcery relies upon the intervention of good and bad spirits but does not necessarily involve any deeper specifically anti-Christian purpose. A sorcerer might call on the assistance of demons, but in so doing there is no automatic presumption that he or she thereby denies the supremacy of God.
In the modern world witchcraft is a form of nature religion, also called 'wicca', that emphasizes the healing arts. The term is also applied to various kinds of magic practiced in Asian, African, and Latin American communities.
Witchcraft, sorcery and simple spell-casting are as ancient as humankind: there is some evidence from cave markings that Paleolithic man indulged in it. It is also universal. African tribesmen chanted much the same invocations as the witches in Shakespeare's Macbeth.
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