Definition of natural magic in US 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.’
    • ‘A further derivation from magia was natural magic, the study of nature's most hidden and secret processes.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Earth magicians are best at natural magic and healing, and because of that can be very powerful.’