This is very interesting .. I would never suppose that this word meant these things.
Although I checked on the definition.
1.a method of divination through alleged communication with the dead; black art.
2.magic in general, especially that practiced by a witch or sorcerer; sorcery; witchcraft; conjuration.
#2 I assumed is because of the ignorance around magic in general. Those old Christian witch burners.
But you’ve also supported that definition here. Which opened my eyes!
Thank you for posting this. I wish there was more on here about magic in general, but as I read this, I realized that it wasn’t about traditional magic. More of what I assumed.
It’s such a great forum.
Hope to hear more from you, even though I thought that your view was very interesting.
I detest that you used magic to make comparisons.
Although it’s also all very valid. I can’t disagree.
I tend to avoid the hysteria , though.
Witch Burners never got anything of value done either.