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thaumaturgics (s) (noun) (a plural that functions as a singular)
Feats of magic, conjuring tricks.
- The gods of mythologic philosophies were created to account for the wonders of nature.
- Necessarily they were wonder-working individuals, and having been endowed with these magical powers in all the histories given in mythic tales of their activities on the earth, we find them performing amazing feats.
- They could transform themselves; they were able to disappear and reappear; all their senses were magical; some were endowed with a multiplicity of eyes, others had an abundance of ears.
- In Norse mythology the watchman on the rainbow bridge could hear the grass grow, and the movements of wool on the backs of sheep.
- Their arms were able to stretch out to grasp the distance, tails could coil about mountains, and all their powers became magical.
- The most wonderful power with which the gods were endowed was the capacity of will, for we find that they could think their arrows to the hearts of their enemies; mountains were overthrown by thought, and their conceptions were projected into other minds
- Such were the thaumaturgics of mythologic philosophy.