There was ever a cautious hesitancy on the part of the clergy to recognize evidence of thaumaturgy
, and the superstitious use of relics.
The fresh light is cast by Leighton's original approach, in his application to the material of the insights of such arcane matters as cabalistics, calendarology, numerology, and, centrally, thaumaturgy
, helpfully explained as 'the performance of wonders' (p.
But within the realm of showbiz thaumaturgy
, they're perfectly acceptable examples of latter-day digital compositing, wherein it's possible to have anything share a frame of film or video with practically anything else.
Considering the fortunes of the Cuban revolution since 1964, this all-purpose thaumaturgy
now can have the effect of underscoring the film's dramatic clumsiness, while at other times it allows viewers to forget the subject matter altogether.
86) In particular, Genovefa's claim to fame in her own lifetime rested principally upon her thaumaturgy
, for her vita depicts a crowded series of cures, exorcisms, resurrections of the dead and vengeance miracles, not to mention the miraculous provision of food to the populace of Paris starving during a siege, or the prevention of shipping calamities on the Seine.
Likewise dangerous is the use of religious words for thaumaturgy
Not being a believer in cosmic thaumaturgy
, I must agree with Halton Arp and John W.
The direction, by Bill Duke, is straightforward and efficient; the production design is a textbook example of low-budget thaumaturgy
The second chapter, titled "Thaumaturgy
," contains long sections on the forms of thaumaturgy
evidenced in the hagiographies, on spells (including a subsection on the use of scriptures as spells), and on miracles.
Similarly, it is extremely interesting when he says that Chan/Zen incorporates thaumaturgy
and the manipulation of relics to gamer popular support; but he also states that its survival and power depend on struggling against the "subversion" and "alterity" of popular religion.