The world of magick is vast and wide. So, of course, there are many wildly different answers to the question “What is magick?”
It is believed that English Occultist Aleister Crowley first adopted the usage of the word 'Magick', defining it as “the science and art of causing change to occur in conformity with the Will.” There have since been various definitions of Magick.
For practical purposes, we define Magick as the personal practice of causing a desired change through focused awareness and consciousness.
Personal: Magick is a deeply personal practice. There are no set rituals or path. Whatever resonates with and works for you is what works.
A Practice: Magick is something you work on, invoke, and do often and repeatedly, if needed and in accordance with your personal and/or nature’s seasons. As your practice evolves, it will eventually become a constant state of being.
Causing Desired Change: More than just a spiritual practice, magick is practical. For it to be of any value to the practitioner, it must cause positive effects within your life; effects you personally desire to see manifested.
Focused Awareness and Consciousness: The most powerful tool of magick is your mind. Magick works by using practices, rituals, and tools to focus your mind’s awareness and consciousness on the changes you wish to cause.
Perhaps you’ll find your definition of magick somewhere at the crossroads of all the definitions you’ve read before. There are so many ways to do, understand and ultimately be magick.
What’s important is that you find a practice that feels natural and aligns with your beliefs.
How do you define magick? We’d love to hear in the comments below!