It's Easter time. A metaphor from Photius on raising the dead.
"She evoked souls": a word that means, "she was hopeful"; "she was encouraged"; or, "she brought back through magic the souls of the dead."
Ἐψυχαγώγησεν: ἐπήλπισε· παρεμυθήσατο· ἢ ψυχὰς διὰ μαγγανείας τῶν τελευτησάντων ἀνήγαγεν.
Photius, Lexicon, 47,14-16