Whatever people may think of magic, it has been around for many thousands of years, and in all countries and cultures of the world. It is probably the only thing that is as wide-spread and universal throughout mankind's history as religion and the concept of God. (In fact, some might even say that they are one and the same).
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Magic did not seem to fade away as civilizations advanced, but rather seemed to become more established in the age of books, science and medicine. The scientists, physicists and doctors of the Middle Ages were alchemists who studied astrology and believed they could turn lead to gold. Some of their books still exist today, and are full of conjurations (spells) and mystical symbolism.