Definition of natural magic in English:

natural magic


  • (in the Middle Ages) magic practiced for beneficial purposes, involving the making of images, healing, and the use of herbs.

    ‘A true military intellectual, he gave expression to the ideas of the late humanists and was an enthusiastic student of the occult, alchemy, and natural magic.’
    • ‘His interests extended to an enthusiastic study of mathematics, the natural sciences, and studies of alchemy and natural magic.’
    • ‘Earth magicians are best at natural magic and healing, and because of that can be very powerful.’
    • ‘For other 16th and 17th-century authors the camera was merely a curious device for spying on people in the street outside - a trick from the repertoire of natural magic.’
    • ‘A further derivation from magia was natural magic, the study of nature's most hidden and secret processes.’


natural magic

/ˈnaCH(ə)rəl ˈmajik/ /ˈnætʃ(ə)rəl ˈmædʒɪk/