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In light of the modern tendency toward thaumaturgy, we would do well to quote a lesser-known passage from New Atlantis.
Stewart talks about a "neighbour of ours, an old man, who has for many years been a dabbler in occult philosophy and thaumaturgy [who] will have you believe that at this season in each and every dust whirlwind on land and spindrift column at sea there is present an invisible spirit of evil [.
Automata, the products of thaumaturgy, were contested objects of wonder.
And orthopedic thaumaturgy would certainly count as a miracle.
Luke's theocentric perspective on the mission's thaumaturgy clearly expresses its continuity with Jesus' activity, as summarized in Peter's kerygma on Pentecost (2:22; cf.
Numbers and geometric figures themselves served Della Porta's thaumaturgy, his number magic that he called "aritmantia.
17) Biographies of eminent monks as recorded in Thien uyen tap anh (Compendium of outstanding figures of the Thien garden), a work composed around 1337, describe a kind of Buddhism which was a mixture of meditation, asceticism, thaumaturgy, magic and ritualism yet remained very engaged with the world.
We are either going to have to acquire a license to practice thaumaturgy and make it work in the public's eyes, or else bring the law down to the realities of living.