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Here you will find different articles and definitions. Some will be my own theories and some of other people.

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Magic and sorcery are the influencing of events, objects, people and physical phenomena by mystical, paranormal or supernatural means. The terms can also refer to the practices employed by a person to wield this influence, and to beliefs that explain various events and phenomena in such terms. --wikipedia

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The Salem witch trials, begun in 1692, resulted in a number of convictions and executions for witchcraft in both Salem Village and Salem Town, Massachusetts. Some have argued it was the result of a period of factional infighting and Puritan witch hysteria. The trials resulted in the executions of 20 people (14 women, 6 men) and the imprisonment of between 175 and 200 people. In addition to those executed, at least five people died in prison. One man who refused to plead to the charges was pressed to death with rocks (the medieval torture of peine forte et dure, which, if fatal, did not result in forfeiture of property) --wikipedia

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A witch (from Old English masculine wicca, feminine wicce, (etymology)) is a practitioner of witchcraft. While mythological witches are often supernatural creatures, historically many people have been accused of witchcraft, or have claimed to be witches. Witchcraft still exists in a number of belief systems, and indeed there are many today who self-identify with the term "witch" .

While the term "witchcraft" can have positive or negative connotations depending on cultural context (for instance, in post-Christian European cultures it has historically been associated with evil and the Devil), most contemporary people who self-identify as witches see it as beneficent and morally positive.

The majority of people identified as practitioners of witchcraft in history were women.[citation needed][dubious – discuss] Likewise, in legends and popular culture the stereotype is female. The term witch is typically feminine: masculine equivalents include wizard, sorcerer, warlock, and magician.-wikipedia

I'm not sure on if magic is real or not. I like reading about it and learning about it though. My opinion is that how can it not be real. Over years they've had witch trials, witch stories and witch movies, etc. I dont know how to explain myself very good but its pretty muck like this... Theres a lot of information out there about witchcraft and magic that are based on facts so how is it NOT real.--Fantasy mind

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The word wizard comes from Middle English "wysard" simply means "wise man". In some cases it is synonymous with the words magician, magus and sorcerer. Witches were sometimes considered the female counterpart, but wizards were considered more learned. In ancient times wizards might have been healers or people with knowldge beyond their contemporaries, with abilities such as being able to make fire, to forge metal or heal the sick. The reputation of some wise men later grew to include stories of performing actual feats of magic. The poet Virgil, for instance, was later credited for having learnt magic from demonds he found in a bottle, founding a school of sorcery in Naples and escaping prison by salling away in a boat he had drawn on the wall of his cell. Some wizards were even elevated to the status of gods in ancient religions. With the rise of Christianity wizards, witches and sorcerers were often linked with demonic practices. Literature often distinguished between good wizards battling evil sorcerers.--classmate 21