The term “magick” was first coined in the 1900s by Aleister Crowley (the founder of the occult movement Thelema) as a means to differentiate the practice of the occult arts from performance magic. Crowley considered the practice of magick as a method for bringing an individual closer to their ultimate destiny, or “True Will,” and believed that even an ordinary act which brought a person closer to their True Will was an act of magick. In modern times, the term is often more closely associated with the practice of ritual magick and has been frequently adopted by the practitioners of Wicca and other similar neopagan belief systems. The rituals of magick vary from practitioner to practitioner, but they typically comprise a practice of manipulating the physical world through metaphysical means. This can come in many forms, including spellcraft, invocation, evocation, divination, chanting, and meditation.
If you follow modern magical writing, you have likely come across the term "magick" seemingly used in place of "magic." Indeed, many people use the words interchangeably despite the fact that "magick" was pretty specifically defined by the first modern person to use the term, Aleister Crowley.
At age 18, Damien Echols was sentenced to death for a crime he didn’t commit. "I spent my years in prison training to be a true magician," he recalls. "I used magick―the practice of reshaping reality through our intention and will―to stave off incredible pain, despair, and isolation.
The four elements are powerful magical tools. Using their energies, we can transform ourselves, our lives, and our world. This much-loved, classic guide offers more than seventy-five spells, rites, and simple rituals you can perform using the marvelous powers of the natural world.