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  • We may therefore assume that, in acts of public worship at any rate, prayer and its magico-religious congeners are at all stages resorted to as a "means of grace," even though such grace do not constitute the expressed object of petition.
  • He is also the reputed author of El Prodigio de los Monies, from which Calderon derived El Magico prodigioso.
  • " Blessings come, evils go," may be said to be the magico-religious formula implicit in all socially approved dealings with the sacred, however specialized in semblance.
  • This last consideration brings to notice the fact that throughout magico-religious practice of all kinds the human operator retains a certain control over the issue.
  • Where society is most primitive it is most democratic, as in Australia, and magico-religious powers are possessed by the whole body of fully initiated males, age, however, conferring increase of sacred lore and consequently of authority; whilst even at this stage the experts tend to form an inner circle of rulers.
 

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