Sympathetic magic

The Law of sympathy, the basis of all magic according to the anthropologist and folklorist Sir James George Frazer, is founded on the idea that things act on each other because they are linked by invisible and secret bonds.


Necromancy is a form of magic in which the dead are re-animated and able to communicate with the sorcerer who invoked them, just as they would if they were alive.


Taghairm is a Scottish Celtic practice similar to necromancy, in which spirits or demons are conjured up to help achieve some end, or to foretell the future.