theurgy definition by Webster's New World
- an occurrence or accomplishment or a sequence of these, esp. when remarkable or extraordinary, viewed as effected by supernatural or divine agency
- a set of acts or incantations taken to be capable of producing such occurrences or accomplishments
Origin: Ecclesiastical Late Latin theurgia, a summoning of spirits ; from Ecclesiastical Late Greek theourgia ; from theourgos, divine worker ; from Classical Greek theos, god (see theo-) plush ergon, work
theurgy definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. the·ur·gies
- Divine or supernatural intervention in human affairs.
- The performance of miracles with supernatural assistance.
- Magic performed with the aid of beneficent spirits, as formerly practiced by the Neo-Platonists.
Origin: Late Latin theūrgia, from Greek theourgiā, sacramental rite, mystery : theo-, theo- + -ourgiā, -urgy.
- the·urˈgic, the·urˈgi·cal adjective
- the·urˈgi·cal·ly adverb
- theˈur·gist noun