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deep magic

deep magic: [poss. from C. S. Lewis's "Narnia" books] n. An
   awesomely arcane technique central to a program or system, esp. one
   neither generally published nor available to hackers at large (compare
   black art); one that could only have been composed by a true
   wizard.  Compiler optimization techniques and many aspects of
   OS design used to be deep magic; many techniques in
   cryptography, signal processing, graphics, and AI still are.
   Compare heavy wizardry.  Esp. found in comments of the form
   "Deep magic begins here...".  Compare voodoo programming.