sorcery
   a magical art involving spell casting with the help of spirits, including demons, and often associated with witchcraft. sorcery is derived from the french word sors, which means “spell.”
   Sorcery is engaged to influence one’s lot in the world: love, fertility, luck, health, and wealth; protection against disaster, outsiders, and enemies; redress of wrongs and the meting out of justice; control of the environment; and explanations of frightening phenomena. Sorcerers have the power to harm, curse, and kill and to counteract spells cast by other sorcerers or practitioners of magic. They make use of FAMILIARs, sending them on magical errands to fulfill their spells. They have shape-shifting powers.
   Goetic sorcery in Western magic is based on the 72 SPIRITS OF SOLOMON, also called FALLEN ANGELS. Details of their duties, characteristics, and SEALs are given in the Lemegeton, a grimoire attributed to Solomon but probably written much later than his time.

Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology. . 2009.

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