What is Magick, anyways?
“Magic is the art and science of causing change to occur in conformity with will.” – Aleister Crowley
“Magick is the art, science, and practice of producing ‘supernatural’ effects, causing change to occur in conformity, and controlling events in Nature with will.” – Gerina Dunwich
“Magic is the art of effecting changes in consciousness at will.” – William Butler
“We do not affect fate by our magical operations, we affect ourselves; we reinforce those aspects of our nature which are in sympathy with the powers we invoke.” – Dion Fortune
“Magic is a comprehensive knowledge of all nature.” – Francis Barrett
“Magic is making something happen that you want to happen.” – Raymond Buckland
“Magic is the act of using your will to cause change, by focusing and directing your psychic energy.” – Jennifer Hunter
“Magic…is the art of obtaining results without resort to the ordinary mechanism of cause and effect.” – Serge Hutin
“The work of magic involves transformation, and the first transformation is the shift of perception.” – Marion Weinstein
“In its true sense magic is a high art and science itself, that should release the powers of the imagination for the benefit of any other part of life.” – Gareth Knight
“Magic is the science of the control of the secret forces of nature.” – S.L. Macgregor-Mathers
“[Magic is] the mastery of occult forces and their use in order to produce visible effects.” – Frank Gaynor
“Magick is the art and metaphysical science of manifesting personal desires through the collection and direction of energy.” – Raven Grimassi
“Magic is concerned with the conversion of universal energies into practical frequencies that can be utilized according to the needs of the occasion.” – Murry Hope
Buckland, Raymond. Wicca for One. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp., 2004.