Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Evocative'
adj : serving to bring to mind; "cannot forbear to close on this
redolent literary note"- Wilder Hobson; "a campaign
redolent of machine politics" [syn: redolent, redolent
of(p), remindful, reminiscent, reminiscent of(p)]
- Evocative \E*vo"ca*tive\, a.
Calling forth; serving to evoke; developing.
Evocative power over all that is eloquent and
expressive in the better soul of man. --W. Pater.
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Evocative'
Evocation is the act of calling or summoning a spirit, demon, god or other supernatural agent, in the Western mystery tradition. Comparable practices exist in many religions and magical traditions.
The first use of the term evocation was for the religious/magical practice of calling the tutelary deities of a city out of it so attackers could succeed in their conquest. The deity in question was promised worship by the attackers in the future.
The calling forth of spirits was a relatively common practice in Neoplatonism, theurgy and other esoteric systems of antiquity. In contemporary western esotericism, the magic of the grimoires is frequently seen as the classical example of this idea. Manuals such as the Greater Key of Solomon the King, The Lesser Key of Solomon (or Lemegeton), the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage and many others provided instructions that combined intense devotion to the divine with the summoning of a personal cadre of spiritual advisers and familiars.[See more about Evocative at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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