They are the followers of Simon Magus, these humanitarians; they would buy the gifts of Heaven with a price; and their creed is the real Simonism.
"The Jessica Letters: An Editor's Romance" by Paul Elmer More
He profited also by the superstitions abroad, and to the skill of Hippocrates added the roguery of Simon Magus.
"The Humbugs of the World" by P. T. Barnum
His offer was treated by Hincoma as the boast of a Simon Magus.
"The Doctrines of Predestination, Reprobation, and Election" by Robert Wallace
Six came off, and four got their sentence to die at Magus muir.
"Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)" by John Howie
Thus they may be said to be a link between the barbarian shaman and the magus of medieval times.
"Legends & Romances of Brittany" by Lewis Spence
From St. Andrews we drove over Magus Muir.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 16 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The prime exponent of the spurious religion is Simon Magus.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
This execrable superstition, they say, was brought to Rome by two brothers named Paulus and Simon Magus.
"Valeria" by William Henry Withrow
Simon Magus, an Oriental magician, wonders related of, ii.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
Another picture, the Fall of Simon Magus, is in the church of the Certosa.
"The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. 2 (of 6)" by Luigi Antonio Lanzi
A Magus, then, is one who is a minister of the Gods, or one who has by nature the god-like faculty.
"Apollonius of Tyana, the Philosopher-Reformer of the First Century A.D." by George Robert Stowe Mead
And this decision is not affected by the fact that in certain Gnostic sects figured historical personages such as Simon Magus and Menander.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 2" by Various
But there is another proof of his superiority here, in that God caused Simon Peter to engage Simon Magus.
"St. Peter, His Name and His Office" by Thomas W. Allies
MIRACLES AND CLAIMS FOR SIMON MAGUS.
"The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors" by Kersey Graves
But the sanctity of the Church is no more affected by human sins than was Baptism by the hypocrisy of Simon Magus.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 6 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Discussions" by Robert G. Ingersoll
That is the very spirit of Simon Magus!
"The Gentle Reader" by Samuel McChord Crothers
Simon Magus, legend of his discomfiture by St. Peter, 165.
"The Magic of the Middle Ages" by Viktor Rydberg
Simon Magus, the sorcerer, sent unto Peter the Apostle certain devils in the likeness of dogs to devour him.
"Human Animals" by Frank Hamel
Santa Maria Nova is on the place where they told us Simon Magus fell out of the air at St. Peter's prayer, and burst himself to pieces on a flint.
"The Diary of John Evelyn (Vol 1 of 2)" by John Evelyn
It lists for us the victims of greed: Lot, Gehazi, Ananias and Sapphira, Simon Magus, the young ruler, Judas.
"The Bible and Life" by Edwin Holt Hughes