What Is It?
Magick is a part of occult study, along with systems of divination and alchemy. In general, its the activity of trying to cause change toward a desired end through symbolic means. The objectives of this “Art” and the elements of it’s practice vary from one system or culture to another.
Generally the purpose of magick is to alter the self and the environment according to the will. It uses mental training, concentration, psychic forces and a system of symbols to program the mind.
How Do You Spell Magick?
The word Magick with a ‘k’ is often used to distinguish between occult magic and stage magic. It’s use is most often associated with Aleister Crowley a famous and controversial practitioner of the occult in the early 1900’s. He describes it as “the Science and Art of causing change to occur in conformity with Will.”
Magick is not good or bad. It is a system to achieve something, therefore the outcome rests with the practitioner. You have free will and can do as you wish but you cannot escape the responsibility of cause and effect.
Its an incredible complex subject and we do have many articles that explain different aspects of it. Here is a very informative eight part article to get you started.
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