sorcery, black magic, black art, necromancy(noun)
the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world
Magical power; the use of witchcraft or magic arts.
Origin: From sorcerie, ultimately derived from sors.
divination by the assistance, or supposed assistance, of evil spirits, or the power of commanding evil spirits; magic; necromancy; witchcraft; enchantment
Origin: [OE. sorcerie, OF. sorcerie, fr. OF. & F. sorcier a sorcerer, LL. sortiarius, fr. L. sors, sortis, a lot, decision by lot, fate, destiny. See Sort, n.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sor′sėr-i, n. divination by the assistance of evil spirits: enchantment: magic: witchcraft.—n. Sor′cerer, one who practises sorcery: an enchanter: a magician:—fem. Sor′ceress, a witch.—adj. Sor′cerous, using sorcery. [O. Fr. sorcerie—Low L. sortiarius, one who tells fortunes by lots—L. sortīri, to cast lots—sors, sortis, a lot.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
The art of charming money out of the pockets of those who do not desire to part with it.
The numerical value of sorcery in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of sorcery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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The practicing of anything that is not approved by Islamic State under their very strict interpretation of Islam is ‘Haram’ or forbidden, if the Islamic State thinks that sorcery is real, then black magic would be a threat to them and seen as a danger.
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