Ok, just a little article on the difference between magic
. I'd say the vast majority of people consider them both the same thing - but they're not! They are completely different from each other and I'm going to show you why.
Most people consider magic to be anything from David Copperfield to Witchcraft spells. That is not the case. Any practitioner of witchcraft or occult studies will frown upon it - just like calling a male Wiccan a Warlock. Magic is an illusion and can be better phrased 'stage magic'. Pulling a quarter from a child's ear is magic. Sticking swords through a lady in a box is magic. Disappearing acts are magic. On stage levitation is magic. I won't tell you the tricks behind them all here since the magicians may have some backlash against me. As the saying goes, "the hand is quicker than the eye." That about sums up the meaning of magic.
with a k
is much different. Magick is performed by witches and occultists. You can have white magick or black magick, but that's up to the subject practising it. The term was actually coined by Aleister Crowley, the self-proclaimed "Anti-Christ" of the early 20th century.. The addition of the 'K' is to symbolise a more 'magickal' word. K is the 11th letter of the alphabet with the number 11 thought to represent hidden energy.
Magick can be summed up as a religious form of prayers. Lady Sabrina, in her book,Wiccan Magick for Beginners, defines magick as a system of concepts and methods of using the subtle forces of nature to help the individual alter reality; to cause change to occur in accordance with will; the art and ability to manifest desire through an intricate system of symbols, ritual, and spell work.
Hopefully this clears up the difference between magic and magick. It was also a quick little article for me to write and I like the short ones - easier on the wrists...
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