I am trying to remember a short story I read back in the mid 1980s.
It's about two wizards whose magic kept humanity from developing technology and science many centuries ago. The two wizards cast spells to protect each other. They also cast spells to repel each other. The spells caused the wizards to repel each other faster and faster until they left Earth in opposite directions. As the wizards gained speed over the decades and centuries, their experience of time slowed down due to Special Relativity. Because of time dilation, their hold on preventing normal humans from learning technology lessened. Many centuries later, humans began to develop science and technology at ever increasing rates.
Can anyone tell me the name of this story, the author, and when it was published?