“The term Magic was not associated with occult jugglery by the Egyptians but arose from a profound understanding of natural law.
Magic is too ancient and too universal to be explained away by mirrors, wires and hinges.
In Egypt we are dealing unquestionably with true manifestations of occult power.
Egyptian mystics could levitate, walk the air, handle fire, live under water, sustain great pressure, harmlessly suffer mutilation, read the past, foretell the future, make themselves invisible, and cure disease.
Thus, “Magic” says General Albert Pike, “is the exact and absolute science of nature and its laws. From this absolute science arises occult science.”
~ Manly P. Hall: The Lost Keys of Freemasonry