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Originally posted by network dude
So I would be very interested in hearing interpretations of what Magick is, and what you might be able to gain by using it.
Magick is the art of inducing change in conformity with the will.
"the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will."
"Brain change willed"
Anthropologists use the word magic to describe a phenomenon found in all societies wherein people seem to attempt to control their environment through 'spiritual' means, usually by trying to influence unseen forces or beings.
Originally posted by Druid42
reply to post by Aleister
I've been lurking this thread, and I think yours is one of the most helpful explanations for the inquisitive. Overall, it seems people are interested in Magick, and probably always have been, but just don't know where to start.
The only other thing I could add to your post is that it becomes a lifestyle.
Well said, namaste.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the majority theory is that al-kīmīā is derived from χημία, which is derived from the ancient Egyptian name of Egypt (khem, khame, or khmi, meaning "black earth", contrasting with the surrounding desert.) Therefore, alchemy is the "Egyptian art". However, it is also possible that al-kīmīā was derived from χημεία, meaning "cast together".
• Magick is the utilization of science over others in order to entertain, trick, hypnotize, mesmerize, or control.
This would be a good place and time to start researching into Hermeticism.