Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
n. (context idiomatic English) magic derived from good or benign forces, as distinct from evil or malevolent forces; or magic performed with the intention of doing good or giving aid.
n. magic used only for good purposes
White Magic is a psychedelic folk rock group formed in Brooklyn, New York City, and led by singer/guitarist/pianist/composer Mira Billotte. Billotte performs under this moniker both with accompaniment or solo, using a daf, shruti box, and singing a cappella. She is a modern trobairitz and, invoking both traditional and experimental folk, White Magic's sound ranges from loud psychedelia to meditative trance.
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White magic or light magic has traditionally referred to the use of supernatural powers or magic for good and selfless purposes. With respect to the phi left-hand path and right-hand path, white magic is the benevolent counterpart of malicious black magic. Because of its ties to traditional pagan nature worship, white magic is often also referred to as "natural magic".
Usage examples of "white magic".
Even as she slipped obediently to her knees, Arian's heart cried, White magic!
His was the white magic capable of overcoming the powers of darkness and transfiguring humanity.
The Mark and his demons were a dark magic that threatened to destroy them all, and it would take a very powerful form of white magic, indeed, to prevent that from happening.
Yet these powers are ever used for good, and they are the gift of God and not of the devil, which is the difference betwixt white magic and black.
It is claimed to be a work of white magic, but, inasmuch as it, like other old books making the same claim, gives descriptions of a pentacle for causing ruin, destruction, and death, and another for causing earthquakes-- to give only two examples,--the distinction between black and white magic, which we shall no doubt encounter again in later excursions, appears to be somewhat arbitrary.