- 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 of theurgyEcclesiastical Late Latin theurgia, a summoning of spirits ; from Ecclesiastical Late Greek theourgia ; from theourgos, divine worker ; from Classical Greek theos, god (see theo-) + ergon, work
- 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 of theurgyLate Latin theūrgia, from Greek theourgiā, sacramental rite, mystery : theo-, theo- + -ourgiā, -urgy.
- the·ur′gic, the·ur′gi·cal
(countable and uncountable, plural theurgies)
From Late Latin theurgia, from Ancient Greek θεουργία (theourgia, “sorcery”), from θεός (theós, “god”) + ἔργον (ergon, “work”).