First Years Guide to Ace History of Magic: A Study Guide

written by Lily Lavender

This book is intended for all who need a quick study reference guide for HOM-101. It has a glossary of terms & its appropriate meanings for the entire course. Each chapter is based on a lesson; where it won't go into grave detail, but will give you the necessary components to study for upcoming tests & assignments. This does not include mid-term & final exams. All detailed information about each topic is in your official lessons with the Professor. DO NOT COPY AS IT IS PLAGIARISM!

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Lesson Nine: Magic & Religion Part 1 Study Guide

Chapter 11

This lesson is not included in the final exam. This is just interesting information about the Greek religion & Confucianism.

Greek Rationalism

If something isn't explained scientifically, it is considered not rational. Democritus agreed that this method is the right method to use. Due to this, Muggle people were biased & very negative towards wizards & witches who use magic. If you couldn't explain how you did magic, it was a hoax. Muggles often condemned magical people for blasphemy & for being foolish. In 1600, it became a great risk to use magic.


This was taught in the fifth & sixth centuries (BCE) in China by Confucius. It was another option of knowledge instead of criticizing magic. They insist that magic is from li or from rituals. This might be the reason why women weren't using magic, but men used it a great deal.

Li is harmony; the most important value of magic.
Ren is loyalty to kindness & compassion.
Shu is to help others.
De is honor.
Zhi is the craving for wisdom.
Xi is honesty.

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