Conjuration


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CONJURATION. A swearing together. It signifies a plot, bargain, or compact made by a number of persons under oath, to do some public harm. In times of ignorance, this word was used to signify the personal conference which some persons were supposed to have had with the devil, or some evil spirit, to know any secret, or effect any purpose.

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(2) Perhaps this domain of Chesnutt's work has gone without comment because literary scholars have tended to focus instead upon the transformative power of conjuration in African American folklore, aligning his work with a "trickster" tradition that validates the agency and intellect of African Americans against derogatory stereotypes of black passivity or stupidity.
(a) pretends to exercise or to use any kind of witchcraft, sorcery, enchantment or conjuration,
En el fondo historico la teosofa rusa Blavatsky (Los origenes del ritual en la Iglesia y en la masoneria), el obispo frances Heri Delassus (La conjuration antichreetienne), el ocultista danes Max Heindel (La masoneria y el catolicismo) o el mason frances Leo Taxil (El Vaticano y los masones) son las plumas foraneas mas acreditadas.
For Derrida insists that conjuration is an act of alliance:
necromancy, both of which succeed by conjuration and a trick of the eye.
"The First Day in Paradise" functions both as social-economic critique, and as a personal moral fable about the conjuration of ambition from present-day consumer culture.
Then, ideology became a troubling ghostly presence of a past whose conjuration appeared as necessary.
Deux stations nous rappellent aussi, faisant signe vers les enfants de Birkenau et les autodafes nazis, que les bibliotheques sont perissables et menacees par les guerres : ainsi, l'emouvante et sobre visite de la bibliotheque de Sarajevo qui fut detruite par les bombes, et dans les ruines de laquelle un musicien vint jouer du violoncelle tous les jours a la meme heure en une conjuration de beaute.
The dictionary's entries on "conjuration," "dream," "possession" "spirit," "angel," and "devil" all provide insightful commentary on the porous boundaries between supernatural and psychological phenomena throughout Shakespeare's works.
Her failure to propose a solution for the collective difficulty stems from her very method: the closed system of this unstable hierarchy, or to put it another way, the self-canceling gesture of conjuration. The individual response to discrimination ends up trapping Consuelo in the very problem that her gothic double addresses.
One paramount conjuration, revealed in "The Open Boat," is the humanistic, "comradeship" that for Correspondent (Crane) transforms near-death on cold and slanting seas into "the best experience of his life." Pointedly, neither god nor religion is invoked in achieving this exaltation.