“The Old and the New Magic” by Henry Ridgely Evans

"The Old and the New Magic" by Henry Ridgely Evans

"The very word magic has an alluring sound; and its practice as an art will probably never lose its attractiveness for people’s minds. But we must remember that there is a difference between the old magic and the new; and that both are separated by a deep chasm; which is a kind of color line; for though the latter develops from the former in a gradual and natural course of evolution; they are radically different in principle; and the new magic is irredeemably opposed to the assumptions upon which the old magic rests."