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 for deep magic
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  deep magic
   n.
  
      [poss. from C. S. Lewis's Narnia books] An awesomely arcane technique
      central to a program or system, esp. one neither generally published nor
      available to hackers at large (compare black art); one that could only
      have been composed by a true wizard. Compiler optimization techniques and
      many aspects of OS design used to be deep magic; many techniques in
      cryptography, signal processing, graphics, and AI still are. Compare heavy
      wizardry. Esp.: found in comments of the form ?Deep magic begins here...?.
      Compare voodoo programming.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  deep magic
  
     [possibly from C. S. Lewis's "Narnia" books] An awesomely
     arcane technique central to a program or system, especially
     one neither generally published nor available to hackers at
     large (compare black art); one that could only have been
     composed by a true wizard.  Compiler optimisation techniques
     and many aspects of OS design used to be deep magic; many
     techniques in cryptography, signal processing, graphics, and
     AI still are.  Compare heavy wizardry.  Especially found in
     comments of the form "Deep magic begins here.".  Compare
     voodoo programming.
  

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