What is magick?

“What is magick?”

It`s a question that has no easy answer, especially since the exact definition changes depending on who is answering that question.

If you check your Funk and Wagnalls, (or any other dictionary if you’ve never seen Laugh In) it gives four possible definitions:

 n.  sleight of hand

 av.  magically

 aj.  of the nature of magic; having magical power; magical

 n.  any supposed supernatural art; necromancy

Out of those options, the last one seems the closest to the magick I`m talking about today. But it`s still not quite right. So I checked a second dictionary, Merriam-Webster. They have three definitions, one of which is the same, and one of which is similar:

1a.the use of means (such as charms or spells) believed to have supernatural power over natural forces

   b :magic rites or incantations

2a :an extraordinary power or influence seemingly from a supernatural source 

   b :something that seems to cast a spell :enchantment

3:the art of producing illusions by sleight of hand

Of course, in the dictionary, you won`t find magic with a `k`. That word is generally used only by actual practitioners, to distinguish it from the `magic` that occurs in fantasy and sleight of hand. So it`s not something verbal, and not something completely necessary, perhaps, but that`s why it`s there.

What magick actually is is energy. Energy that you move according to your will. Now the main rule in Wicca is “An it harm none, do what ye will”, so it is then, energy that you move to your will so long as it harms none.

And magick is one way of finding your path. That energy is a gone way of helping you along your path, wherever that might lead. Directing your energy towards a certain spell or goal can help you not lose your way. 

I know for me, as much as I try to use magick in my every day life, it’s when I feel the most lost that I find myself drawn to magick once again, and that helps me get back on track. 

Magick is not just something only witches are allowed to use. There is magick everywhere, which you can find if you stop to notice it. In nature, in music, in laughter… and in yourself as well.

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