MAGICK : Definitions and Opinions +quot;...every technique of magic is intended in differe

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MAGICK : Definitions and Opinions "...every technique of magic is intended in different ways to open the conscious ego's field of vision to the deeper more spiritual aspects of the divine,..." - I. Regardie Many individuals throughout history have attempted to define the Art and Science of Magick from their own perspective. Some have honored it as a divinely inspired High Art and others have condemned it as childish superstition or worse the very tool of the Devil himself. There are even some individual practitioners of magick who, imbued with the standards of Judeo-Christian morality, go to great lengths to define magick into White and Black components. To a great extent there is error in all these ideas, for Magick is essentially a neutral phenomenon. Any qualitative appraisal of the magical art must be decided by the medium through which it flows. Perhaps we can attempt to examine the subject by looking at the word itself and various definitions. MAGIC\'maj-ik\ n [ME magik, fr. MF magique, fr. L magice, fr. Gk magike, fem. of magikos Magiam, magical, fr. magos magus, sorcerer, of Iranian origin; akin to OPer mogush sorcerer] 1 a: the use of means (as charms, spells) believed to have supernatural power over natural forces b: magic rites or incantations 2 a: an extraordinary power or influence over natural forces b: something that seems to cast a spell : ENCHANTMENT 3 : the art of producing illusions by legerdemain. - Websters Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary MAGIC (maj-ik) n. 1. Any supernatural art; sorcery; necromancy. 2. Sleight of hand. 3. Any agency that works with wonderful effect. See synonyms under SORCERY. - black magic Any of the branches of magic which invoke the aid of demons or spirits, as with witchcraft or diabolism. [

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