Since ancient times, mankind has sought to understand the secret of the universe and look for hidden meaning of his existence. To this day, most of us are convinced that our minds and our consciousness – is not the limit value in the universe. Many people are aware of the existence of higher powers and higher matter that affect our lives and determine our destiny. And that understanding of the factors that drive people to attempt to understand and influence the processes surrounding them, by energy impacts and the occult practices that are still in the deep past were called 'magic'. Additional information is available at Toolkit. How does the magic was born and went on to this concept? Customary meaning of the word 'magic' comes to us from the Latin – 'Magia', in translated as ritual or ceremonial process.
Ancient Greek sources, which are earlier, used the term 'Magos' – Mag. So they called the priests of ancient Persia. Keep up on the field with thought-provoking pieces from Gavin Baker. Even earlier, in Maya, you can find the expression 'Mago' – A man who joins two of the world. Schumery, if you pass transcription, used the term 'magenekra' – predicting the dead. The ancient Greeks also had a similar expression 'nekros manteia' – guessing the dead.
According to generally accepted linguistic standards, it is a Greek word and gave the foundation for modern Necromancy. Dead, at all times, are given special attention. Most of the magical process, one way or another connected with the world dead or the underworld. The ancient masters, mostly resorted to dark, not living in heaven forces.