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Conjuration

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Calling up spirits/entities in Ceremonial Magic. This is done using various Words of Power; sacred words and the names of god, angels, and archangels. A complete ceremony is needed to accomplish the conjuration of an entity, and requires great deal of careful and detailed preparation.

Conjuration is not done in Witchcraft, since nothing is ever called forth. All are in the Wiccan circle of their own free will.

References in classic literature ?
Interpret my words with candour and answer me, I conjure you, with confidence and sincerity."
I conjure thee, by the habit which thou dost wear, by the name thou dost inherit by the knighthood thou dost vaunt by the honour of thy mother by the tomb and the bones of thy father I conjure thee to say, are these things true?''
(8) The sight of a "huge pine log" being sawn into boards--a reminder that native old-growth pine forests are being logged--cues Julius to tell the story of how a conjure woman, Tenie, transformed her husband Sandy into a tree to prevent their separation, only to see the tree cut down and sawn for lumber.
A generous amount of light is provided to see by, and combat the long winter night, while this same light is treated to create mood, and conjure up an atmosphere distinct to the North.
Charles Chestnutt's The Conjure Woman (1899) consists of several conjure tales that imbue slaves with supernatural power: Aunt Peggy, who transforms a cruel master into a more kind and gentle one; Uncle Jube, who uses hoodoo to transform a couple into a wolf and a black cat; and Uncle Julius, the storyteller, who carries a rabbit's foot for good luck and outwits his white listener John.
RICHARD WRIGHT MAKES WALL PAINTINGS--immensely refined insignia that conjure the long history of human inscription.
Q: IT seems that the wizards and witches are able to conjure up food, chairs and sleeping bags.
Mojo: Conjure Stories further establishes the award-winning writer Nalo Hopkinson as a key player in the genre of speculative fiction.
Bynum is a "conjure man" whose craft is devoted to the reunion of lost and separated persons whom he "binds" physically and spiritually.
A bit of brown wash equals the earth, a few jagged lines conjure a tree, three steps leading to a field of splotches are the entrance to a kind of castle.
Scholars have known for decades that Chesnutt allowed his editor at Houghton Mifflin, Walter Hines Page, to preside over the selection and organization of material for The Conjure Woman, and most critics acknowledge that Chesnutt's other masterful collection, The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color Line, was assembled under similarly haphazard circumstances.
But no deadpan literalism can conjure up the intensely physical experience of being immersed in a neck-high ocean of bouncing, popping, pulsating packaged air.