folk-magic, occultism and divination
Being a quote nazi:Larry Niven, in discussing fantasy, wrote that "any sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from technology". This is reference to sci fi author Arthur c clarke who stated :"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Niven wrote Ringworld, a fairly good story about a utopian Massive ring orbiting a sun where the humanoids had degenerated and did not understand their technology anymore, and had only appropriated the tech from their alien carers who were gone.quote nazism over :D :D
A nice twist on the oft-quoted Arthur C. Clarke chestnut.
@Argent: sure, I got the Arthur C. Clarke reference - that's what makes it funny! Don't know about the other author - funny whoever said it.