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 for Superstitious magic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              An appearance made by some magic.     --Chaucer.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [PJC]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: Sorcery; witchcraft; necromancy; conjuration;
          enchantment.
          [1913 Webster] Magic

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