What is Magick? Aleister Crowley, Dion Fortune, Christopher Penzcak, and Mind Witch Mama Weigh In

Either directly or indirectly, I’m pretty much talking about magick all the time.

What can I say–it’s the paradigm through which I view the world. The big bang? Magick. Falling in love? Magick. The dissolution of all foundations paving the way for change? Magick in action, baby. 

There’s something comforting about seeing the world through a magickal lens. If nothing else, it helps me champion the notion that I’m not a helpless pawn in the ever-unfolding chess game of intelligent design. Rather, I am my own player in a sea of players, and as such, I am an active agent in the creative dance of the universe.

In trying times, we often find comfort in narratives, be they the myths of cultures past or the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves and the world we inhabit as the present plays itself out. I started playing with magick during a very challenging time, and in many ways, it helped me rekindle the fire of my genius. My magickal story is one of personal triumph, and as long as it is, I’ll keep telling it to myself to guide my soul through the darker tunnels of its experience.

This week’s video offers four definitions of magick. We begin at the beginning and work our way to the present:

Aleister Crowley: The Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will.

Doreen Virtue: Magick is the art of causing changes in consciousness in conformity with will.

Chrisopher Penczak: Magick is a system or technology that allows us to change our consciousness, and through that consciousness, effect tangible change in our own lives.

Mind Witch Mama (that’s me!): Magick is an awareness of unified consciousness, and the power and harmony that organically arises of the continued practice of unifying with that consciousness.

I’m sure someone has said something similar to what I share–of course they have. I’m simply sharing it with the clarity I have at the moment; in other words, it’s not merely a concept I came across in a book, but something that bloomed out of the fabric of my personal experience. 

I have this way of expressing ideas like I’m the first person who ever thought of them even though everyone’s already thought of everything at this point. I want you to know that the spirit in which I share them is genuine, because it’s the first time that this idea is true for me. In other words, the metaphorical eagle that is the idea in question has landed, and it feels fresh and new and exciting.

What is Magick for you?

Much Love + Happy Magick Making,

Jessi, The Mind Witch Mama

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