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a magic spell
▪ She found an ancient book of magic spells.
black magic
magic bullet
▪ There’s no magic bullet for school reform.
magic carpet
magic eye
magic formula (=a method that is certain to be successful)
▪ There is no magic formula that will transform sorrow into happiness.
magic lantern
Magic Marker
magic mushroom
magic touch (=she grows things very well)
▪ Barbara has a magic touch in the garden .
magic trick
▪ a magic trick
magic wand
▪ I wish I could just wave a magic wand and make everything all right.
wave a magic wand
▪ I wish I could just wave a magic wand and make everything all right.
wave a (magic) wand (=move a wand about to make something magical happen)
▪ I can’t just wave a magic wand and make it all better.
white magic
▪ So all concert-goers can sit back and enjoy plenty of Black magic this weekend.
▪ Now all they have to worry about is hexes, black magic, devil worship, voodoo curses and the occult.
▪ The poly now teaches black magic?
▪ They were odd, these charts, and more like black magic than business.
▪ Plus, that old black magic.
▪ Mystery, danger, and black magic combine in this gothic tale set in the early nineteenth century.
▪ During this bleak phase of its history the cat became firmly linked in the popular mind with witches and black magic.
▪ Not your weasel-faced tame magic, but root-and-branch magic, the old magic.
▪ And with the passing of the Muppet master, much of the old magic seems lost.
▪ But the right team will be the old firm, hoping that the old magic can be made to work once more.
▪ Plus, that old black magic.
▪ The collaboration was supposed to work the old magic and produce a classic album.
▪ It was pure magic and Philadelphia fans went nuts.
▪ To him, this television set is pure magic.
▪ Now I admit, even for a geek, it was a little embarrassing to let investors believe their white magic.
▪ In short, he's lost his magic.
▪ But, through the irrepressible machinery of reproduction, its images soon lose the magic of newness and become commonplace.
▪ One of the many alienating features of unemployment is that weekends lose their magic.
▪ The scheme uses the magic of futures and zero coupon bonds to achieve that, meanwhile you collect a 3 percent dividend.
▪ Lawmakers could really use some of his magic about now.
▪ To offer such intercession is considered at least a presumption and at worst occultist, using the magic of candles.
▪ Morley weaves its magic only by using a hedge fund to protect the assets of shareholders.
▪ The writers have weaved their magic again.
▪ I first borrowed a bottle from work and it works like magic.
▪ Paris works its magic on me.
▪ But now the two men have changed places, and the boat has worked its magic.
▪ The new layout and office furniture worked like magic.
▪ Charles was one such, and he invited her to Highgrove to work her magic.
▪ Biemiller referred the congressman to this doctor, who again worked his magic.
▪ He has tried to work similar magic at the unwieldy Energy Department.
▪ See, there was no way to work my kind of magic on the thing.
wave a magic wand
▪ I ask, if you could wave a magic wand, what would your life look like?
▪ If that is true, he is waving a magic wand with a sledgehammer on the end.
weave your magic/weave a spell
work like magic/work like a charm
▪ a wizard who can do magic
▪ an evening of magic and comedy
▪ Angela clapped her hands and the cats disappeared as if by magic.
▪ Christmas has a magic that appeals to young and old.
▪ The club features juggling and magic acts in addition to stand-up comedy.
▪ We only have limited knowledge about the practice of magic in the Middle Ages.
▪ Am I then a child of miracle and magic?
▪ Be sure to wrap your storytelling in magic and mystery.
▪ But would they hold the same magic for our 20-month-old daughter, Alexandra?
▪ Harry Potter continues to spin his magic, doubling publisher Bloomsbury's profits to $ 8m.
▪ He saw a little boy doing magic.
▪ Lawmakers could really use some of his magic about now.
▪ Not your weasel-faced tame magic, but root-and-branch magic, the old magic.
▪ WEAPONS/ARMOUR: The Supreme Patriarch carries a sword but wears no armour as this would compromise his magic.
▪ Speaking of television, I had my first taste of the magic box in that hospital.
▪ Those radios were like magic boxes to me.
▪ Surely, happiness will spring from the husbandry that turns the gross mind into this magic box with its promise of immortality?
▪ Then have each group invent a story they could tell as they show others their magic boxes.
▪ They have been called magic bullets because of their use in the treatment of cancer.
▪ For the general population, beta carotene is not a magic bullet.
▪ But there is no magic bullet.
▪ A magic bullet for inflation, claim some writers.
▪ A magic carpet of a book.
▪ The focus of the drama shifts to discovering the dangers, and weighing up pros and cons of using the magic carpet.
▪ Fashanu has been a 20-goal-a-season man ever since Wimbledon rode their magic carpet into the top flight.
▪ Those men, including himself, had today's magic carpet, the Press Card.
▪ It dates to about 1780 and looks as if it has landed by magic carpet.
▪ Perhaps deities were transported in ships to describe a magic circle of divine protection round the whole island.
▪ Occultists also claim to cast out demons affecting or possessing one of their number, and even friends outside their magic circles.
▪ Peter's magic formula AT least some one on Merseyside is doing everything right.
▪ There is no magic formula for instant success.
▪ There is no magic formula that will transform sorrow into happiness, intolerance into compassion or war into peace.
▪ There is no short cut, no magic formula.
▪ You don't say the magic formula until later.
▪ So, what was the magic formula that attracted at least three times that number?
▪ However, what we are dealing with here is a magic formula of a type which has characterised legislation from Brussels before.
▪ But outsiders, they think we have a magic formula.
▪ After boil-off the hopped wort is cooled and oxygenated enroute to fermenting vessel where the magic ingredient, yeast, is added.
▪ In his view, design is ninety-eight percent commonsense and two percent a magic ingredient to do with aesthetics.
▪ The resources include energy, enthusiasm and varying amounts of talent, but the magic ingredient is rubbish.
▪ Both characters are equipped with a number of special magic items.
▪ These are covered by the Warhammer Battle Magic supplement and are included as magic item cards.
▪ Only one character at a time may wield these magic items.
▪ Champions are always equipped exactly like the rest of the unit, except that they are permitted one magic item in addition.
▪ Building up experience and discovering magic items gives Samson an enhanced chance of surviving the later stages of the adventure.
▪ The usual rule regarding magic items is that only one item of a specific type can be included.
▪ A rune weapon will lose its powers for this time, and other rune-based magic items will be similarly affected.
▪ Lime lights were also used for magic lantern shows until they were superseded by the carbon arc.
▪ They make a delightful, spontaneously spellbound audience, to whom one could show history unfolding as if with a magic lantern.
▪ Cheap cards revolve on a display stand like a magic lantern.
▪ When we were young we tended it like a magic lantern, and we continue to find its place.
▪ And during all this time I kept getting flashing pictures in my mind of Chantal, like a magic lantern slide.
▪ The head of the Old Man and a magic moment.
▪ When Tom Lehman filters his memory for magic moments of 1995, one in particular might be hard to visualize.
▪ No magic moments at the Manor.
▪ It was a magic moment, the music describing what was in front of our eyes.
▪ Seeing a bear like that is a magic moment no matter how many times you re-live it.
▪ The four-year-old leukaemia victim had flown 4,700 miles for the magic moment.
▪ I was going to miss that magic moment of seeing air under the tyres for the first time.
▪ It does not infuse itself at conception - or any other magic moment.
▪ Magic Mushrooms Used by the Aztecs in ancient rituals, magic mushrooms are a hallucinogen.
▪ Bob had a brown paper poke in his hand from which he was eating magic mushrooms as if they were lemon drops.
▪ Cultivation of magic mushrooms for use is illegal in Britain, but possession is not.
▪ The bad news for magic mushroom hunters is that this is not the time of year for fruiting.
▪ This is done by listening to a tape and writing on your application form a magic number.
▪ Once a patient has his magic number, does it have any effect?
▪ Or even the Niebelungenlied if he prefers magic potions and omniscience from a colder climate?
▪ The magic potion was nothing more sinister than Hawaiian Tropic sun tan oil.
▪ In addition, the War Altar itself acts as a source of magic power.
▪ If you wish me to use my magic power to send you home again you must do something for me first.
▪ That you have some magic powers?
▪ It may be that the old pictographic signs acquired a special magic power associated with the remote past.
▪ Few things were more worrying than the idea of Andrea with magic powers.
▪ It draws magic power from the War Altar and glows with a green inner light.
▪ How do you break free from the expectation that your stories will be heavily dosed with magic realism?
▪ Her first novel House of the Spirits is also highly recommended - a tourdeforce of magic realism.
▪ They can show you magic, but not a magic show.
▪ I saw one in a magic show once.
▪ A magic show is a story.
▪ There was much chattering, much consternation as the villagers were ushered down to the beach for a magic show.
▪ As a magic show, it was a bust but money kept changing hands.
▪ I give a magic show ... First Marianne - a simple sleight of hand.
▪ Orkney casts a magic spell that never fades.
▪ Mermaids, magic spells and a giant with a wart on his nose.
▪ The magic spell touched Toulon too.
▪ It was as if Polly had cast a magic spell.
▪ The Tzarina does not use the colour magic spells or any of the spell decks in Warhammer Battle Magic.
▪ Owen Pickard was the man with the magic touch.
▪ But his magic touch is not easily duplicated, nor, for that matter, often approached.
▪ He had a magic touch on the string that jerked its engine into rather terrifying life.
▪ Carlo said I had a magic touch, I can make anything grow.
▪ And not even Glen Hoddle's magic touch could save the day.
▪ They feel that the new aid has failed, or that they have failed to find the magic touch in using it.
▪ This is an old magic trick which entails some preparation.
▪ I used to practice magic tricks.
▪ The party bags can contain one or two little magic tricks or puzzles.
▪ He performs magic tricks and is everything that three women want.
▪ And we accept that there is no magic wand which can be waved to provide a million jobs overnight.
▪ But in real life, there is no magic wand which turns us into the parents we long to become.
▪ Equally, nobody to whom I have spoken thinks that decommissioning is a magic wand.
▪ The magic wand of his personality became the national ramrod.
▪ Don't wait for life to wave its magic wand and make you joyful.
▪ There are no magic wands or instant solutions.
▪ If that is true, he is waving a magic wand with a sledgehammer on the end.
▪ And now the magic wand of scent had lightly touched, and passed.
▪ Charles would capture one of the boys and only release him if he said the magic word.
▪ The magic words had been uttered.
▪ Al knew at once that he had heard A very secret magic word.
▪ For Geteles and others, potential was the magic word, the answer to all the talk about standards.
▪ Bacon could argue that Antichrist would invoke stellar influences and magic words having the power to produce physical effects.
▪ The magic word Literacy campaigns push back the boundaries of ignorance and give people more chance of controlling their own destiny.
▪ That was the secret, the magic word which would open all the doors.
▪ They can only mean the magic word - Connie!
▪ a magic act
▪ Brien has no magic formula for success, other than lots of practice.
▪ Medea said the magic words that would bring her lover back to her.
▪ The branch grew into a tree that had magic powers.
▪ When I was a kid and television arrived, it was magic.
▪ As a dowry to this marriage of heaven and hell, Lilith brings a magic mirror, a crown and a pearl.
▪ In the window there was a magic ship inside a bottle.
▪ No magic moments at the Manor.
▪ No magic wand exists that can be waved once and for all to end injustice.
▪ The magic words had been uttered.
▪ The head of the Old Man and a magic moment.
▪ They make a delightful, spontaneously spellbound audience, to whom one could show history unfolding as if with a magic lantern.
▪ This is either some magic geometry of which I know nothing or it is a happy coincidence.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Magic \Mag"ic\, Magical \Mag"ic*al\, a. [L. magicus, Gr. ?, fr. ?: cf. F. magique. See Magi.]

  1. Pertaining to the hidden wisdom supposed to be possessed by the Magi; relating to the occult powers of nature, and the producing of effects by their agency.

  2. Performed by, or proceeding from, occult and superhuman agencies; done by, or seemingly done by, enchantment or sorcery; as, a magical spell. Hence: Seemingly requiring more than human power; imposing or startling in performance; producing effects which seem supernatural or very extraordinary; having extraordinary properties; as, a magic lantern; a magic square or circle.

    The painter's magic skill.

    Note: Although with certain words magic is used more than magical, -- as, magic circle, magic square, magic wand, -- we may in general say magic or magical; as, a magic or magical effect; a magic or magical influence, etc. But when the adjective is predicative, magical, and not magic, is used; as, the effect was magical.

    Magic circle, a series of concentric circles containing the numbers 12 to 75 in eight radii, and having somewhat similar properties to the magic square.

    Magic humming bird (Zo["o]l.), a Mexican humming bird ( Iache magica), having white downy thing tufts.

    Magic lantern. See Lantern.

    Magic square, numbers so disposed in parallel and equal rows in the form of a square, that each row, taken vertically, horizontally, or diagonally, shall give the same sum, the same product, or an harmonical series, according as the numbers taken are in arithmetical, geometrical, or harmonical progression.

    Magic wand, a wand used by a magician in performing feats of magic.


Magic \Mag"ic\, n. [OE. magique, L. magice, Gr. ? (sc. ?), fr. ?. See Magic, a., and Magi.]

  1. A comprehensive name for all of the pretended arts which claim to produce effects by the assistance of supernatural beings, or departed spirits, or by a mastery of secret forces in nature attained by a study of occult science, including enchantment, conjuration, witchcraft, sorcery, necromancy, incantation, etc.

    An appearance made by some magic.

  2. The art of creating illusions which appear to the observer to be inexplicable except by some supernatural influence; it includes simple sleight of hand (legerdemain) as well as more elaborate stage magic, using special devices constructed to produce mystifying effects; as, the magic of David Copperfield. It is practised as an entertainment, by magicians who do not pretend to have supernatural powers.

    Celestial magic, a supposed supernatural power which gave to spirits a kind of dominion over the planets, and to the planets an influence over men.

    Natural magic, the art of employing the powers of nature to produce effects apparently supernatural.

    Superstitious magic, or Geotic magic, the invocation of devils or demons, involving the supposition of some tacit or express agreement between them and human beings.

    Syn: Sorcery; witchcraft; necromancy; conjuration; enchantment.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "art of influencing events and producing marvels using hidden natural forces," from Old French magique "magic, magical," from Late Latin magice "sorcery, magic," from Greek magike (presumably with tekhne "art"), fem. of magikos "magical," from magos "one of the members of the learned and priestly class," from Old Persian magush, possibly from PIE *magh- (1) "to be able, to have power" (see machine). Transferred sense of "legerdemain, optical illusion, etc." is from 1811. Displaced Old English wiccecræft (see witch); also drycræft, from dry "magician," from Irish drui "priest, magician" (see druid).


late 14c., from Old French magique, from Latin magicus "magic, magical," from Greek magikos, from magike (see magic (n.)). Magic carpet first attested 1816. Magic Marker (1951) is a registered trademark (U.S.) by Speedry Products, Inc., Richmond Hill, N.Y. Magic lantern "optical instrument whereby a magnified image is thrown upon a wall or screen" is 1690s, from Modern Latin laterna magica.


1906, from magic (n.).

  1. 1 Having supernatural talents, properties or qualities attributed to magic. (from 14th c.) 2 Producing extraordinary results, as though through the use of magic; wonderful, amazing. (from 17th c.) 3 Pertaining to conjuring tricks or illusions performed for entertainment etc. (from 19th c.) 4 (context colloquial English) Great; excellent. (from 20th c.) 5 (context physics English) Describing the number of nucleons in a particularly stable isotopic nucleus; 2, 8, 20, 28, 50, 82, 126, and 184. (from 20th c.) n. 1 The use of rituals or actions, especially based on supernatural or occult knowledge, to manipulate or obtain information about the natural world, especially when seen as falling outside the realm of religion; also the forces allegedly drawn on for such practices. (from 14th c.) 2 A specific ritual or procedure associated with supernatural magic or with mysticism; a spell. (from 14th c.) 3 Something producing remarkable results, especially when not fully understood; an enchanting quality; exceptional skill. (from 17th c.) v

  2. (context transitive English) To produce, transform (something), (as if) by magi

  3. (from 20th c.)

  1. n. any art that invokes supernatural powers

  2. an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers [syn: magic trick, conjuring trick, trick, legerdemain, conjuration, illusion, deception]


adj. possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers; "charming incantations"; "magic signs that protect against adverse influence"; "a magical spell"; "'tis now the very witching time of night"- Shakespeare; "wizard wands"; "wizardly powers" [syn: charming, magical, sorcerous, witching(a), wizard(a), wizardly]

Magic (software)

Magic is a Very-large-scale integration (VLSI) layout tool originally written by John Ousterhout and his graduate students at UC Berkeley during the 1980s. As free and open-source software, subject to the requirements of the BSD license, Magic continues to be popular because it is easy to use and easy to expand for specialized tasks.

Magic (paranormal)

Magic or sorcery is the use of rituals, symbols, actions, gestures, and language with the aim of exploiting supernatural forces. The belief in and practice of magic has been present since the earliest human cultures and continues to have an important spiritual, religious, and medicinal role in many cultures today.

Psychological theories consider magic a personal phenomenon intended to meet individual needs as opposed to a social phenomenon serving a collective purpose. The belief that one can influence supernatural powers, by prayer, sacrifice, or invocation dates back to prehistoric religions and it can be found in early records such as the Egyptian pyramid texts and the Indian Vedas.

Magic and religion are categories of beliefs and systems of knowledge used within societies. Some forms of shamanic contact with the spirit world seem to be nearly universal in the early development of human communities. They appear in various tribal peoples from Aboriginal Australia and Māori people of New Zealand to the Amazon, African savannah, and pagan Europe.

Magic is sometimes practiced in isolation and secrecy and often viewed with skepticism and suspicion by the wider community. In non-scientific societies, a perceived magical attack is sometimes employed to explain personal or societal misfortune.

The term " magical thinking" in anthropology, psychology, and cognitive science refers to causal reasoning often involving associative thinking, such as the perceived ability of the mind to affect the physical world (see the philosophical problem of mental causation) or correlation mistaken for materialist causation.

The concept of magic, considered distinct from religion, was first widely recognized in Judaism, which defined the practices of pagan worship designed to appease and receive benefits from gods other than Yahweh as magic. Wouter Hanegraaff argues that magic is in fact "a largely polemical concept that has been used by various religious interest groups either to describe their own religious beliefs and practices or—more frequently—to discredit those of others."

Modern Western magicians generally state magic's primary purpose to be personal spiritual growth.

Magic (Twins album)

Magic is the 11th CD released by the musical group Twins. It was released in January 2004 and contains 11 songs. It was named Magic to emphasise their new singing style and the theme of the album.

Magic (cryptography)

Magic was an Allied cryptanalysis project during World War II. It involved the United States Army's Signals Intelligence Service (SIS) and the United States Navy's Communication Special Unit.

MAGIC (telescope)

MAGIC (Major Atmospheric Gamma Imaging Cherenkov Telescopes) is a system of two Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes situated at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on La Palma, one of the Canary Islands, at about 2200 m above sea level. MAGIC detects particle showers released by gamma rays, using the Cherenkov radiation, i.e., faint light radiated by the charged particles in the showers. With a diameter of 17 meters for the reflecting surface, it was the largest in the world before the construction of H.E.S.S. II.

The first telescope was built in 2004 and operated for five years in standalone mode. A second MAGIC telescope (MAGIC-II), at a distance of 85 m from the first one, started taking data in July 2009. Together they integrate the MAGIC telescope stereoscopic system.

MAGIC is sensitive to cosmic gamma rays with energies between 50  GeV (later lowered to 25 GeV) and 30  TeV due to its large mirror; other ground-based gamma-ray telescopes typically observe gamma energies above 200...300 GeV. Satellite-based detectors detect gamma-rays in the energy range from keV up to several GeV.

Magic (1978 film)

Magic is a 1978 American psychological horror film directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret and Burgess Meredith. The screenplay was by William Goldman, who also wrote the novel upon which it was based.

Magic (Asimov)

Magic (1996) is a collection of short stories and essays by Isaac Asimov, all within (or concerning, in the latter case) the fantasy genre, collected and released after his death. The first seven stories are part of his Azazel series, while the remainder are three more traditional medieval fantasies and one mystery story from Asimov's Black Widowers series.

Magic (rapper)

Awood Johnson (August 16, 1975March 1, 2013), better known by his stage name, Magic (or Mr. Magic), was an American hip hop recording artist from New Orleans, Louisiana, perhaps best known for his stint with No Limit Records in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Magic (trade show)

The Magic Marketplace is a men's clothing and accessory tradeshow, held twice a year (in February and August) in Las Vegas. The tradeshow was inaugurated in 1933 by the Men's Apparel Guild in California. Exhibitor categories include designer, contemporary, casual, young men's, and kids' clothing; streetwear, active sporting wear and accessories.

Magic (Pilot song)

"Magic" is a popular 1974 song by Scottish pop rock band Pilot, and was the first hit single for the group. It was written by band members Billy Lyall and David Paton for their debut album, From the Album of the Same Name.

It charted most successfully in Canada, where it reached No. 1, topping the RPM national singles chart on 19 July 1975, and received a gold certification. It climbed as far as #11 on the UK Singles Chart and reached No. 5 during the summer of 1975 in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100.

Magic (gaming)

Magic or mana is an attribute assigned to characters within a role-playing or video game that indicate their power to use special abilities or "spells". Magic is usually measured in magic points or mana points, shortened as MP. Different abilities will use up different amounts of MP. When the MP of a character reaches zero, the character won't be able to use special abilities until some of their MP is recovered.

Much like health, magic might be displayed as a numeric value, such as "50/100". Here, the first number indicates the current amount of MP a character has whereas the second number indicates the character's maximum MP. In video games, magic can also be displayed visually, such as with a gauge that empties itself as a character uses their abilities.

Magic (magazine)

MAGIC, also known as The Magazine for Magicians, is an independent magazine for magicians that is based in Las Vegas, Nevada. A creation of Stan Allen, it debuted in September 1991, with its first issue featuring Lance Burton on the cover, and over the years it has also featured David Copperfield, Siegfried & Roy, Penn & Teller, Mike Caveney, and Mac King.

Writers for the magazine have included Joshua Jay, Gabe Fajuri, John Lovick, Alan Howard, Max Maven, Peter Duffie, Andi Gladwin, Mark Nelson, Rory Johnston, Timothy Hyde and Shawn McMaster.

In 2005 MAGIC Magazine was deemed the world's largest-selling publication for magicians by Guinness World Records.

In 2007 MAGIC Magazine was also listed as one of the Chicago Tribune's 50 favorite magazines in their annual summer list.

Magic (programming)

In the context of computer programming, magic is an informal term for abstraction; it is used to describe code that handles complex tasks while hiding that complexity to present a simple interface. The term is somewhat tongue-in-cheek and carries bad connotations, implying that the true behavior of the code is not immediately apparent. For example, Perl's polymorphic typing and closure mechanisms are often called "magic". The term implies that the hidden complexity is at least in principle understandable, in contrast to black magic and deep magic (see Variants), which describe arcane techniques that are deliberately hidden or extremely difficult to understand. The action of such abstractions is described as being done "automagically", a portmanteau of "automatically" and "magically".

Magic (TV channel)

Magic is a British music television station owned by The Box Plus Network. It plays mainly easy listening music videos and is based on the Magic Radio network also owned by Bauer. Like some other Box Television music television channels under Bauer's brand, Magic operated a jukebox service where viewers were able to request videos to be played via a premium-rate telephone number.

The channel is available on many platforms and is part of a network of channels owned by Box Television, which include 4Music, Kerrang! TV, Smash Hits, Heat, The Box, and Kiss. On 2 April 2013, all Box Television channels went free-to-air on satellite, apart from 4Music which went free-to-view. As a result, the channels were removed from the Sky EPG in Ireland. However, Magic launched on Freesat on 29 April 2013, alongside Heat, following the addition of four other Box Television channels on 15 April.

Magic mainly focuses on music from the 1970s (occasionally) 1980s, the 1990s and the 2000s.

Magic (music magazine)

Magic is a French music magazine which is released on a monthly basis. It was formed out of the ashes of a small fanzine produced by music aficionados from France in 1995. The magazine's target readership is composed of young adults, students and young professionals who are keen to pursue the latest fashionable trend in music (and other forms of culture).

Magic (Middle-earth)

Magic, as the word is used in this article, includes mystical, paranormal, or supernatural activity as it appears in J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional realm of Middle-earth. In an unsent draft of a letter in 1954, Tolkien argues that magia and goeteia are both used for good and bad purposes, but neither is inherently good or bad in itself.

Magic (novel)

Magic is a psychological horror novel written by William Goldman. It was published in the United States in August 1976 by Delacorte Press. In 1978 Richard Attenborough directed a feature film adaptation of the story that starred Anthony Hopkins and Ann-Margret.

Magic (Axel Rudi Pell album)

Magic is the sixth studio album released by Axel Rudi Pell. It is also the last album released by Axel Rudi Pell which featured Jeff Scott Soto and Christian Wolff. Magic was released in 1997 on the SPV record label.

Magic (Amii Stewart album)

Magic is a studio album by Amii Stewart released in 1992. The album which includes singles "Don't Be So Shy" and "Don't Stop" was a collaboration with Narada Michael Walden and British songwriting duo Climie Fisher.

Magic (T-Connection album)

Magic was the first album by the funk band T-Connection. The album was released in 1977.

Magic (Bruce Springsteen album)

Magic is the fifteenth studio album by Bruce Springsteen. The album was released on September 25, 2007, by Columbia Records. It was his first with the E Street Band since The Rising in 2002. The album ranked number two on Rolling Stone's list of the Top 50 Albums of 2007.

Magic (Gillan album)

Magic is an album by British rock band Gillan, their final collaboration, released in October 1982. It features eight original songs, mostly co-written by Ian Gillan and Colin Towns, and a cover of Stevie Wonder's 1973 hit single "Living For The City". This cover was released as a 7" single, in both picture-bag and picture-disc editions, and was accompanied by a promotional video.

Although the album was generally accepted by Gillan's staunch UK following it failed to achieve the chart success of Glory Road or Future Shock, peaking at No. 17 in the UK chart.

Magic was reissued in 1989 and in 2007 with seven bonus tracks, including cover versions and B-sides.

Magic (Olivia Newton-John song)

"Magic" is a 1980 song performed by Olivia Newton-John, from the soundtrack to the film Xanadu. The song was number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks beginning on August 2, 1980. It was her 25th American chart hit, and her 10th of 12 records which went Gold or higher.

"Magic" was also her biggest pop hit until " Physical" ruled the Hot 100 for ten weeks beginning in November 1981. Billboard magazine ranked "Magic" as the third most popular single of 1980, behind only " Call Me" by Blondie and " Another Brick in the Wall, Part II" by Pink Floyd. In Canada, the song spent two weeks at number one. It also reached number 4 in Australia and number 32 in the UK.

The song became Newton-John's biggest Adult Contemporary hit to date, spending five weeks at the top of the American chart, and also topped the Canadian AC chart for a week.

John Lennon commented about "Magic" shortly before his death in the "complete Newsweek interview from September 1980". The only 2 songs he specifically mentions that he likes are "Magic" and " All Over the World" both on the album Xanadu.

The B-sides vary, depending on the label: "Fool Country" (also from Xanadu but not on the OST) is the B-side of the MCA release; "Whenever You're Away from Me" (with Gene Kelly) is the B-side of the Jet release.

Magic (The Jets album)

Magic is the third album by The Jets, released by MCA Records on September 27, 1987. It is also the first album without Eugene Wolfgramm, who left the group to form Boys Club.

This album spawned multiple hit singles. " Cross My Broken Heart" (US Pop #7) was also featured on the soundtrack for Beverly Hills Cop II.

The album included their first US dance chart #1 hit " Sendin' All My Love", as well as " Make It Real", which stayed at the top of the adult contemporary chart for 4 weeks and cracked the top five on the US pop chart, peaking at #4. " Rocket 2 U" was also another big hit from the album, reaching #6 on the Hot 100.

The album reached #35 in the U.S. and was certified Platinum.

Magic (The Cars song)

"Magic" is a song performed by the American rock band The Cars from their fifth studio album, Heartbeat City, released in 1984. It was released as a single and reached No. 12 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart. The track was written by Ric Ocasek and produced by Robert "Mutt" Lange and The Cars. Ocasek sang lead vocals.


Magic usually refers to:

  • Magic (paranormal), the use of paranormal methods to manipulate natural forces
  • Magic (illusion), the art of appearing to perform supernatural feats
  • Magic in fiction, the genre of fiction that uses supernatural elements as a theme

Magic or Magick may also refer to:

Magic (Disco Montego song)

"Magic" is a dance and pop song by former dance duo, Disco Montego, featuring guest vocals by Katie Underwood. The song reached No. 22 on the ARIA Charts. It was released as the third single from the duo's album Disco Montego (2002).

Magic (illusion)

Magic (sometimes referred to as stage or street magic to distinguish it from paranormal or ritual magic) is one of the oldest performing arts in the world in which audiences are entertained by staged tricks or illusions of seemingly impossible or supernatural feats using natural means. These feats are called magic tricks, effects, or illusions.

Magic (Tom Browne album)

Magic is a 1981 album by Tom Browne and was released on the Arista Records label. The song, " Thighs High (Grip Your Hips and Move)" features vocals by Toni Smith and peaked at #4 on the R&B charts. Another song, "Let's Dance", peaked at #69 on the R&B charts. " God Bless the Child" is a cover of the song by Billie Holiday.

Magic (B.o.B song)

"Magic" is a song by American hip hop recording artist B.o.B, released on June 7, 2010 as the fifth single from his debut studio album B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray (2010). The track features Weezer's lead singer Rivers Cuomo, singing the chorus. It was written by both artists, alongside the song's producer Dr. Luke. In the UK, the track made Radio 1's B-Playlist.

Magic (Djumbo album)

Magic is the third album from Djumbo. It was released as a normal version and also a special version with an extra book in November 2008.

Magic (Nick Drake song)

"Magic" (also known as "I Was Made to Love Magic") is the second listed song from Nick Drake's 2004 compilation album Made to Love Magic and was remastered and released as a single in 2004. The single was released on both CD and vinyl record formats with Bryter Layter track " Northern Sky" as a B-side.

"Magic" was originally recorded for the Five Leaves Left sessions but did not appear on the final album. A version of the song with a different string arranger features on Time of No Reply, Drake's 1986 outtakes compilation. For Made to Love Magic the song was artificially sped up and stripped of its original string section, which was scored by Richard Hewson. A separate string arrangement written in 1969 by Robert Kirby, recorded in 2004, was used as a backing to the new faster track. Upon its 2004 issue as a single, it was placed at #34 on the UK Singles Chart, the first time the single had appeared on the chart.

Magic (Robin Thicke song)

"Magic" is a song by American R&B singer Robin Thicke. The song was produced in 2008 for Thicke's third studio album, Something Else. Its live instrumentation varied; including conga, horn and violin. The song's lyrics refer to a someone reversing their lovers past hurts in relationships, and uses magic metaphors. The song was written by him along with his wife Paula Patton and James Gass. The track was sent to radio on May 20, 2008 and is the album's lead single. The song was introduced on July 13, 2008 at the Miss Universe 2008 pageant. It was the background music for the 'Evening Wear' competition of the pageant. The song is also used on the most recent Samsung U900 Soul advert for the summer, the 2008 UAAP Cheerdance Competition in the Philippines, sponsored by Samsung, and the leading food service company Jollibee to celebrate on its 30th anniversary. The song was featured on the 2011 film Jumping the Broom.

Magic (Jorma Kaukonen album)

Magic is a live Jorma Kaukonen album containing performances of acoustic songs from Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna albums recorded during his solo tour of 1984. After a brief reunion tour in 1983 with Hot Tuna, Jorma had continued to play solo and eventually landed a contract with Relix Records. In addition to releasing Kaukonen's new solo recordings, Relix also released live Hot Tuna recordings from the 1970s, with the albums Splashdown and Historic Live Tuna. In 1995, Michael Falzarano remastered the album and produced a new version that Relix released as the CD Magic Two.

Magic (log canoe)

The ''' Magic ''' is a Chesapeake Bay log canoe, built in 1894, by Charles Tarr in St. Michaels, Maryland, She measures 34'-3 5/8" long with a beam of 6'-11". She served as a commercial oystering vessel until 1924 when she was returned to her sailing rig. After her conversion Magic proved to be one of the fastest canoes on the Bay, winning the first Governor's Cup race in 1927. She one of the last 22 surviving traditional Chesapeake Bay racing log canoes that carry on a tradition of racing on the Eastern Shore of Maryland that has existed since the 1840s. She is located at St. Michaels, Talbot County, Maryland.

She was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.

Magic (B'z album)

Magic is the seventeenth studio album released by Japanese hard rock band B'z on November 18, 2009. A limited edition was released featuring a bonus DVD with the video "Magical Backstage Tour 2009" (videos of recording sessions, live footage of their performance at Summer Sonic 09 and more).

It was preceded by two singles: " Ichibu to Zenbu/Dive" and " My Lonely Town." "Ichibu to Zenbu" was used as the Fuji Television drama Buzzer Beat's theme song, and "Dive" was used as a CM song for the Suzuki Swift advertising campaign. The album track "Pray" served as the theme to the Japanese film Tajomaru, which was released to Japanese theaters in September 2009. On the release date of the album, it was reported that another album track, "Long Time No See," would serve as the theme to Salaryman Kintaro 2, which is set to begin airing in January 2010 on TV Asahi.

Magic debuted at No. 1 on the Japanese Oricon weekly album charts with its initial week sales of around 341,000 copies. The album became their 24th number-one album on Oricon charts. The album is also certified Double Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) for shipment of 500,000 copies.

Magic (horse)

Strebors Black Magic On Demand, better known as Magic, is a female miniature horse working as a therapy horse inside hospitals and hospice programs. She was named one of History's Ten Most Heroic Animals by Time magazine. Magic was also selected The Most Heroic Pet in America by the AARP and included in Newsweek/ The Daily Beast's Most Heroic Animals of 2010. Magic is a '' Reader's Digest '' AmericanTowns Power Of One Hero.

Magic (The Sound of Arrows song)

"Magic" is a song by Swedish duo The Sound of Arrows from their debut album Voyage.

Magic (EP)

"M.A.G.I.C." is the second EP by Swedish duo The Sound of Arrows. The song M.A.G.I.C. was released as an EP in 2009 and was also available for free download from their record label's website. It was re-released in 2011 as a single, Magic, with a new video.

The song is most easily recognized from the chorus, "The V-O-R-L-D is full of M-A-G-I-C," which features Hanna from Name The Pet.

Magic (company)

Magic, Inc. is a publisher of magic books and retailer of magic products in North America.

It is one of the oldest continuously family-run brick-and-mortar magic companies in North America.

Magic (Ladyhawke song)

"Magic" is a song performed by New Zealand recording artist Ladyhawke, released as the fifth and final single from her debut album Ladyhawke (2008). It was produced by Pascal Gabriel who co-wrote the song with Ladyhawke herself. The song was inspired to be a fantasy epic and love song. Lyrically, it tells a story about trying to coax someone over to talk to you, where in reality you feel alone.

"Magic" received critical acclaim with most critics giving the song positive reviews. The single peaked at number thirty-one in New Zealand, becoming her second most successful single and third top forty hit there to-date. It was accompanied by a music video, directed by Shelly Love and released on September 30, 2009.

Magic (Jolin Tsai album)

Magic is the fifth studio album by Taiwanese singer Jolin Tsai , released on March 7, 2003 by Sony Music Taiwan. It has sold more than 360,000 copies in Taiwan and 2 million copies in Asia, becoming the best-selling album by female artist of 2003 in Taiwan. The opening track, "Say Love You", reached number 3 on the Hit FM annual singles chart. The title track, "Magic", reached number 24 on the Hit FM annual singles chart. The fifth track, "Prague Square", reached number 65 on the Hit FM annual singles chart. The album earned Tsai two Golden Melody Award nominations—Best Mandarin Female Singer and Best Pop Vocal Album. The album earned Tsai an MTV Asia Award nomination for Favorite Artist Taiwan.

Magic (1917 film)

Magic'' ('') is a 1917 Hungarian drama film directed by Alexander Korda and starring Victor Varconi, Magda Nagy and Antal Nyáray.

Magic (Smash Mouth album)

Magic is the seventh studio album by American rock band Smash Mouth, released on September 4, 2012 through 429 Records. It is their first album in six years since the release of Summer Girl in 2006.

The first single on the album, "Magic", peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.

Magic (What She Do)

Magic (What She Do) is a single by New Zealand band DD Smash. It was released in 1985 as the fourth single from The Optimist. The single charted at No. 6 in New Zealand. It was written by singer songwriter Dave Dobbyn.

Magic (soap opera)

Magic is a 2013 Indonesian soap opera that airs on RCTI daily. Produced by SinemArt Production, it stars Giorgino Abraham, Aurellie Moeremans, Putri Titian, Bobby Joseph and Joshua Suherman and airs at 18:00-19:00 WIB, 19:00-20:00 WITA, and 20:00-21:00 WIT.

Magic (T-Square album)

Magic is the fifth studio album by Japanese Jazz fusion band T-Square, who were then known as The Square. It was released on November 1, 1981.

Magic (Coldplay song)

"Magic" is a song recorded by British alternative rock band Coldplay for their sixth studio album, Ghost Stories (2014). It was written and produced by band members Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin, with production assistance from Paul Epworth, Daniel Green, and Rik Simpson. The song was released as the lead single from Ghost Stories on 3 March 2014, by Parlophone.

Magic (Kiri Te Kanawa album)

Magic : Kiri sings Michel Legrand is a 1992 album by Kiri Te Kanawa of songs by Michel Legrand released on Teldec. The album was recorded in Petersham Church, Petersham, Surrey in February 1992, with a studio orchestra conducted by the songwriter and the Ambrosian Singers.

Magic (Mystery Skulls song)

"Magic" is a song by American musician Luis Dubuc, recorded for the debut studio album Forever (2014) of his electronica project Mystery Skulls. It was written by Esjay Jones, Dubuc, and Mike Elizondo, and produced by Dubuc and Cory Kilduff, featuring additional contribution from musician Nile Rodgers and R&B singer Brandy. "Magic" is a disco track with violins and a progressive thrust, with Rodgers on guitar and a vocal in which Dubuc sings alongside Brandy. The song was released as the album's fourth and final single.

Magic (New Zealand)

Magic is a New Zealand oldies radio network owned by MediaWorks New Zealand. The network is a direct competitor to New Zealand Media and Entertainment's Coast network, targeting New Zealand's growing population of baby boomers with a line-up of veteran broadcasters. Its breakfast show, Magic in the Morning, is hosted by high-profile television producer, game show host, sports commentator and radio announcer Mark Leishman. Its playlist, drawn from the 1950s to 1970s, includes music from Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys, Roy Orbison, Dusty Springfield and Rod Stewart.

The Magic network targets 50- to 69-year-olds, an older demographic than similar MediaWorks brands. It is run alongside The Breeze with a similar playlist, but The Breeze has a younger female skew and easy listening music focus. Another MediaWorks network, The Sound, previously played similar music but now has a male skew and a rock music focus. Magic targets older listeners who have a "youthful, active approach to life" and want "fantastic music and a feel-good attitude". However, some marketing commentators have argued the "youthful" brand is out of touch with the "antiquated" classic playlist.

Usage examples of "magic".

He did manage to use his fire magic on a few of them, setting their shirts and hair ablaze, and that forced the rest to reconsider their attack for a time.

I regret that I have spent my life until now without knowing that a grimoire is a book of magic spells, or that an adytum is the inner sanctum of a temple.

I am Honorius, a ninth-level afrit, invulnerable to the magic of mere djinn.

Honorius the afrit, apoplectic at the failure of its magic, had flung itself forward into the path of the advancing golem.

I spared little time away from that book, and studied in it incessantly the ways and windings of magic, till I could hold communication with Genii, and wield charms to summon them, and utter spells that subdue them, discovering the haunts of talismans that enthral Afrites and are powerful among men.

This deadly and incoherent mixture of treason and magic, of poison and adultery, afforded infinite gradations of guilt and innocence, of excuse and aggravation, which in these proceedings appear to have been confounded by the angry or corrupt passions of the judges.

The music wove a spell around her as magic as anything Akasha had to offer.

I had lived among humans and elves, but had never seen any human magic, and I was surprised when Alake invited us.

Today we remember the Lord of the Wind and how his magic aided us all, both you of Alata and we Romans shipwrecked upon your shores.

The following Wednesday there was a long meeting in which George outlined his conditions for staying in the Beatles: no more filming at Twickenham, no concert in Tripoli, no television show, and the songs they had rehearsed to be used in a new album to be recorded at the studio that Magic Alex was building for them in the basement of Apple.

Essentially the alchemical texts contained lessons in sex magic and chemistry at the same time.

He and Alise, Ulaf, and Rigiswald often held lengthy discussions concerning magic, including Void magicks.

On one of the giants, Procopio saw a familiar face-that of Ameer Tukephremo, the Mulhorandi wizard who had sold him the cloaking spells in exchange for the promise of Halruaan magic.

I was so pleased at all the amorous enjoyment her senses were evidently experiencing, that I made her easy by telling her that the success of the great magic operation depended upon the amount of pleasure she enjoyed.

And together, those two facts meant that it must know many things that were not in the magic traditions that Ancar had been using.