What is the Difference Between Magick and Magic?
Question from Becky: “What is the difference between ‘magick’ and ‘magic’?
Although the word 'magic' is typically associated with parlor entertainment tricks, many people use the terms 'magick' and 'magic' interchangeably spelling it in different ways. 'Magick' is typically referred to the practices of harnessing internal and external energies that will enhance change within ourselves and our surrounding environment. Whether you spell it 'Magic' or 'Magick', the term basically holds the same meaning: a method of manipulating the physical world through metaphysical means by employing ritual action. There is no right or wrong way of spelling the word.
The term ‘magick’ was coined by Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), founder of the religion of Thelema, to define the science of using manifestation through rituals. The main reason he used the term magick was to refer to anything that moves a person closer to fulfilling their ultimate destiny, which he referred to one's True Will.