Magic is the primordial form of human thought. All world cultures formed by migrating Africans brought their forms of Magic with them--e.g. Homeopathic, Contagious, and Imitative. In Europe, most consisted in mistaking either a spatiotemporal connection ('Sympathetic Magic'--as when drinking the blood of an ox transfers its strength to the drinker) or phenomenal similarity ('Imitative Magic,' as when the sound of drumming induces thunderheads to form) for true scientific causality. Such Magic was/is linked by Mythology's dim past of gods and heroes + with the origins of humankind + with the beginnings of tribal culture. Found in almost all newly formed civilization practices originated by Primitive Africans, it pertained to the three basic sources and agents of disruptive spirits, called Seban by Ancient Egyptians. They were also believed to be realities inside the Spirit World below the heavens (i.e. the Supernatural Realm) which came about from evil magic, witchcraft, and sorcery. The Magic techniques used by magicians of a given group intended for victim coercion were based on false premises. Magic was the first use of causation and was closely allied with the beginnings of religion. “Religious” Healers (usually Shaman), Imposters, or anyone's overall effectiveness in trying to obtain desired practical results has always relied on the Practitioner's integration of his own beliefs in management. Thus, primitive magicians everywhere used formulas, incantations, and varied control methods to get Supernatural agents to work on command + the support of and faith in the Practitioner and his herbal and Supernatural powers by members of society + the powerful element of suggestion on the anxiety of the patient and his/her family.
Other cults focused on the Supernatural (Spirits/forces between God and humans) and ways to magically control them through the mere possession of spells, formulas, and secret names. However, Primitive European savages had special needs because their everyday lives were a constant battle for survival against natural disasters, the climate, wild animals, and neighboring tribes. Such a life bred men of stubborn independence and fanciful imaginations. Hence, among Aryan and non-Aryan peoples of southwestern Asia, Magic appeared at a comparatively early period. As a result, these barbarians were constantly involved in fighting, with their accoutrements (ancillary items of equipment and dress). Such included--at various stages of their warring evolution--the use of shields, helmets, daggers, hand axes (for throwing) and spheres--for which each had been groomed as a small boy. Reminiscent of today's European males, above all other possessions, these barbarians treasured their tools of war, often endowing them with Supernatural power. Many legends tell of swords inhabited by demons, or acting as agents of gods. Their idea of "god" was used in the Teutonic sense of a personal object of religious worship.
To explain or influence the forces shaping their lives, they devised Myths and Legends, cults and gods. Frequently, these gods were in their own fierce image, like the Celtic deity Cernunnos. This was because the dominant focus of their lives and therefore their attention was to have the magical resources to bring about all the power they needed and wanted in order to gain control. In short, the objective was to have the ability to create change in accordance with their Magical Will. Will meant the focusing of desire to achieve goals. Again, these "gods" featured performing human-like wrongful and cruel acts--acts generated out of greed, jealousy, envy, spitefulness, and prideful evil emotional states. Their Supernatural expressions were mainly in their feelings for mysticism and worshipping pagan idols. Their religion consisted of Magical Religions--dominated by evil nature-spirits with Supernatural powers, called Poly-demonistic, pagan war-gods and nature spirits; Polytheism recognizes Superhuman beings of a combined beast and human form. Anthropomorphic Polytheism is of the type where Superhuman beings are conceived as manlike in form and in some measure as sharing man's moral nature. Certain of their early gods, like the later gods Thor and Odin, would kill at the blink of an eye--and “for no reason.” Also, "god" was applied to all Superhuman beings of heathen mythologies who exercised power over Nature and man as well as to images of Supernatural beings or trees, pillars, etc, used as Symbols.
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