What is magic?

Some articles on magic:

Magic: The Gathering World Championship
... The Magic The Gathering World Championships (Worlds) have been held annually between 1994 and 2011 ... It was the most important tournament in the game of Magic The Gathering, offering cash prizes of up to $45,000 to the winners ... Besides the main event Worlds were always a huge gathering of Magic players, who come to watch the pros and compete in side events ...
Trobriand Islands - People - Magic
... The Trobrianders practice many traditional magic spells ... Trobrianders believe that no one can make up a new magic spell ... Sometimes a man gives a woman magic spells because he wants to give her more than betel nuts or tobacco ...
Gothic (video game) - Gameplay
... the Swamp Camp), he will be able to learn Circles of Magic there are 6 of them ... mages, because they are limited to 4 magic circles (out of 6) ... However, they gain access to magic earlier ...
Rifts (role-playing Game) - Setting - Earth - Atlantis
... controlled by the Splugorth, a race of Supernatural Intelligences, Atlantis is a land ruled by magic and monsters ... Enhanced by parasites or other magic, they are then pitted against one another or bizarre, monstrous creatures ... The Splugorth are also masters of Rune Magic (such as the creation of the fabled rune weapons), an offshoot of Bio-Wizardry ...
Warhammer Fantasy Battle - Editions of The Game - 4th Edition (1992) and 5th Edition (1996)
... A completely re-worked magic system was produced which was available as a boxed expansion set ... Rather than selecting spells they were drawn at random and the magic phase was based on the play of these cards, making magic a bit like a game within a game ... The magic system was further expanded by the Arcane Magic box set and the magic element of the Chaos box set ...

More definitions of "magic":

  • (noun): Any art that invokes supernatural powers.

Famous quotes containing the word magic:

    Religion differs from magic in that it is not concerned with control or manipulation of the powers confronted. Rather it means submission to, trust in, and adoration of, what is apprehended as the divine nature of ultimate reality.
    Joachim Wach (1898–1955)

    The middle years of parenthood are characterized by ambiguity. Our kids are no longer helpless, but neither are they independent. We are still active parents but we have more time now to concentrate on our personal needs. Our children’s world has expanded. It is not enclosed within a kind of magic dotted line drawn by us. Although we are still the most important adults in their lives, we are no longer the only significant adults.
    —Ruth Davidson Bell. Ourselves and Our Children, by Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, ch. 3 (1978)

    We think of religion as the symbolic expression of our highest moral ideals; we think of magic as a crude aggregate of superstitions. Religious belief seems to become mere superstitious credulity if we admit any relationship with magic. On the other hand our anthropological and ethnographical material makes it extremely difficult to separate the two fields.
    Ernst Cassirer (1874–1945)