Together with Mysticism they form magic. The page on mysticism explains it quite well. However the key thing to remember is that Enlightenment is not magic nor is it technology. A human might use a different form of magic, but harnessing the inner energy as devices and tecnology is a form of magic in this world. A machine gun is a potent weapon in the hands of a person who has the appropriate amount of enlightenment, however in the hands of a unenlightened person it is merely a fancy looking toy.
The item and the design is only important in reference to the person using it. Think the matrix here. A person who is enlightened enough knows that he can kill with a stick just as easy as a machine gun. This isn’t as simple as readin it on a piece of paper, but truly believing it deep in your being.