Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wednesday Word: Theurgy

theurgy |ˈTHēərjēnounthe operation or effect of a supernatural or divine agency in human affairs.• system of white magic practiced by the early Neoplatonists.DERIVATIVES theurgic |THēˈərjikadjective.theurgical adjective.theurgist nounORIGIN mid 16th cent.via late Latin from Greek theourgia sorcery, from theos god + -ergos working.
I nicked this word straight from Grand-Wizard Terry Pratchett to use in my own story. Magic is all fine and well for common use, but institutional purposes—like police reports—you need a more officious-sounding term.