Art of coercing involuntary spirit aid; securing insight into future.  Attempt to manipulate God or reality without affecting the ego of manipulator.  Belief much sickness caused by. 
Cocoon of modern science.  Prepared way for superior religion by assuming reality of supermaterial beings.  Represented primitives’ desire to know and to control environment. 
Black magic ceremonies practiced by sorcerers, magicians, or witches with aid of irregular spirits.  Cure for defective magic was more magic.  Customary for practitioner to work unclothed. 
Burdensome to life from cradle to grave.  Devotees become lazy.  Devotees ignore score of failures.  Primitive man enslaved to.  Surrounded entire life of ancients. 
Gesture, older than speech, considered more magical.  Interpreted spirit messages.  Linguistic fossils.  Place in evolution of religious observances.  Practices derived from ancient superstitions.  Public and private phases.  Ritual of chants and incantations.  Sleight-of-hand feats employed by shamans.  Slow to give way to foresight, self-denial, and industry.  Supposed efficacy of images.  White magic ceremonials practiced by priests or shamans. 
See also: UB 88:4-6.