thaumaturgic


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Synonyms for thaumaturgic

having, brought about by, or relating to supernatural powers or magic

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3) The sovereign's love for this collection went so far that, in an effort to imitate the holy martyrs and transfer their thaumaturgic power to his own person, he asked, during his final days, to have relics corresponding to his aching limbs directly applied to his open wounds.
Indeed, the majority of miracles done at medieval saints' shrines were thaumaturgic ones.
In short, for Novalis' critical physics and thaumaturgic idealism, matters of medicine and illness, along with questions of vice and law, are not remote from either politics, religion, or art.
To the extent that the subjects can be brought to fear not only the ruler's superior force, but also his supernatural powers or authority--brought, in Harold Berman's words, to a "belief in his sacred character and thaumaturgic powers" (1983, 406)--the ruler gains an enormous edge in overawing them.
The result is a story lacking the explosions and chase scenes of The Island and the thaumaturgic comedy of Rowling, a story more focused on how human beings, even when steeped in a horrific reality, will find ways to rationalize the horror and squeeze some semblance of life from whatever constrained existence they are allowed.
One must not, however, take the point too far; relics were also, even to simple adherents, triggers of remembrance--that is, mnemonic as well as thaumaturgic.
Instead, in the prophetic idiom of a visionary, he hails it as a new branch of knowledge and foreshadows for it a thaumaturgic role at the service of all critical activity that involves thinking.
Thus far, it would appear that the handkerchief is being stripped of its prior thaumaturgic powers and hence (in Diehl's terms) demystified.
An especial, although not universally recognised gift of Kipling's was the capacity to make the supernatural seem natural, and another Edwardian obsession was with stories of a thaumaturgic , ghostly, mysterious or macabre kind.
Is such glowering as thaumaturgic as, say, the imprecation signaled by the title of a Manuel Puig novel, "Cursed be the Reader of These Pages," or as collusive as Abbie Hoffman's "Steal This Book"?
Dunbabin gives two reasons: the thaumaturgic greyhound, St Guinefort, studied by J.