Forms of magic

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Many Satanists identify two basic 'forms' of magic:

  • Lesser, which they associate with illusions, deceptions alike to what might be found in stage magic, and the shenanigans of con artists; this lesser character also includes 'manipulation' (tricks) such as may be associated emotionally to extortion and blackmail.
  • Greater, which they associate with material reconfiguration or change in the universe; at times this is taken to imply something mysterious or occult (e.g. the alchemical Great Work or some other fabulous exploit), or it might merely be associated with 'masterpieces' of ordinary but expert character.