deep magic

deep magic

[possibly from C. S. Lewis's "Narnia" books] An awesomely arcane technique central to a program or system, especially one neither generally published nor available to hackers at large (compare black art); one that could only have been composed by a true wizard. Compiler optimisation techniques and many aspects of OS design used to be deep magic; many techniques in cryptography, signal processing, graphics, and AI still are. Compare heavy wizardry. Especially found in comments of the form "Deep magic begins here.". Compare voodoo programming.
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An evil twin, deep magic, zombies, menacing grand balls, a train heist, hand-to-hand high-stakes battles, and two sisters who have grown in their power to face and fight the end of the Weird West, "The Devil's Pact" is author V.
Maybe, Like Azlan in Narnia says, there is a deep magic.
The witch cites the deep magic from the beginning of time.
Le Morte d'Arthur by Thomas Malory (1485) To find anything worthwhile you need to get lost in a wood, with rising mist, deep magic and the clashing of steel.
But in a moment of need, we only have to believe in ourselves to summon up our own deep magic.
Rating: NON FICTION Deep Magic, Dragons And Talking Mice: How Reading C S Lewis Can Change Your Life by Alister McGrath.
On an excellent recent tape by Deep Magic titled Planetary Roots (issued by the UK's Colour Ride), thinning layers of hypnotic, cosmic patterns dissolve into a shadowy hiss.
Hill and Smith also neglect to discuss here the contrast in LWW between "the deep magic from the dawn of time" (which Aslan also obeys) and "the deeper magic from before the dawn of time." Nor do they mention other examples in CN like Uncle Andrew the magician or, more positively, Doctor Cornelius.
The concert's first half did provide a wonderful review of the deep magic of Gershwin's songs from 1918 to his tragic early death in 1937.
If you ask me, we all need a dose of deep magic every now and then.
What evolves is a gripping mystery of greed, fear, blackmail, secrets, lies, and the sinister influences of deep magic! Author Kerry Greenwood has crafted an elegant story that is fully fleshed out with a cast of memorable characters and unexpected plot developments certain to grip and engage mystery fans from beginning to end.
Imagination is the true entree to Narnia and no one could be a better guide into that Narnian world of Deep Magic than Lucy (Georgie Henley).