Magick and Witchcraft are not necessarily the same thing.
Witchcraft   Magick

Just what is a witch?

Do they wear black, hooded robes?

Some do, but only during rituals, while others dress the same as anyone else.

Do they brew magick spells in a cauldron?

Some do, but others buy them pre-packaged in stores.

Wicca is becoming quite modernized. It has changed quite a bit since it was first formed in 1938.

In the beginning they performed all their group rituals ‘skyclad’ (i.e. naked). Today, that is seldom done.

In the beginning they were formed in covens each of which had no more than 13 members. Today any particular coven may have 50 members or more

In the beginning each Witch kept a Book of Shadows, an origin journal in which the rituals of the faith and particular spells and other bits of information were written down by hand. Today few Witches keep a Book of Shadows. Most buy them ready-made in a store.

Wicca is becoming quite modernized. It has changed quite a bit since it was first formed in 1938.

In the beginning they performed all their group rituals ‘skyclad’ (i.e. naked). Today, that is seldom done.

In the beginning they were formed in covens each of which had no more than 13 members. Today any particular coven may have 50 members or more

In the beginning each Witch kept a Book of Shadows, an origin journal in which the rituals of the faith and particular spells and other bits of information were written down by hand. Today few Witches keep a Book of Shadows. Most buy them ready-made in a store. In other words, Wicca a growing and changing to meet the desires of today's Witches.    

Wicca began with the writings and teachings of Gerald Gardner in the 1930s. Gardner claimed to have been initiated into Wicca in England by Dorothy Clutterbuck. Whether or not this is true, it is clear that the system he taught was derived from the Qabala, Masonic ritual, Celtic mythology, eastern philosophies, Egyptian ideologies, and even fictional ideas from mystical. The elements (earth, air, fire, water) which form an important part of Wiccan ideology are from classical Greece. The Witchcraft that existed before Wicca, often called Traditional Witchcraft, has a much less well-defined history. It is most likely a product of European Shamanism.

Gardner's students had an important role to play in the evolution and spread of Wicca. Doreen Valiente added the poetic quality to many of the rituals that have been passed down. Others whom Gardner initiated took the new practices to distant lands, while still others branched off forming their own traditions such as the Alexandrian tradition begun by Alex Sanders. In the U.S., many new traditions appeared, among them Dianic witchcraft and the faerie traditions, both of which are further from Gardnerianism than the direct descendents, but still clearly influenced by Gardnerian Wicca.

In the fourth century all the Pagan religions of Europe and the Mediterranean were united in one. Over a period of hundreds of years, many rituals and beliefs were dropped and replaced with others. Yule became Christmas and Oester became Easter, and all became a part of Christian tradition. However, not all beliefs were abandoned when they were not accepted by the state church. Many of the practices simply went underground and were passed from generation to generation in families. Since the majority could neither read nor write, these oral traditions were the only means of keeping the knowledge alive.

After Wicca was created by Gardener, many re-examined their “family traditions” and realized that they contained elements of an ancient faith. From these roots grew Traditional Witchcraft. Wicca and Witchcraft have so intertwined, it is difficult to distinguish one from another.h one from another.
  
   

In the broadest sense, magick is any act designed to cause intentional change. To change nothing into something and something into something else. The spelling with the terminal "k" was re-popularized in the first half of the 20th century by Aleister Crowley when he introduced it as a core component of  Thelema.

The Anglo-Saxon k in Magick, like most of Crowley's conceits, is a means of indicating the kind of magic which he performed. K is the eleventh letter of several alphabets, and eleven is the principal number of magick, because it is the number attributed to the Qliphoth - the underworld of demonic and chaotic forces that have to be conquered before magick can be performed. K has other magical implications: it corresponds to the power orshaktiaspect of creative energy, for k is the ancient Egyptian khu the magical power. Specifically, it stands for kteis (vagina), the complement to the wand (or phallus) which is used by the Magician in certain aspects of the Great Work.

For Crowley, the alternate spelling was used to differentiate it from other practices, such as stage magic.  Magick is not capable of producing "miracles" or violating the physical laws of the universe (e.g., it cannot cause a solar eclipse), although "it is theoretically possible to cause in any object any change of which that object is capable by nature".

Crowley preferred the spelling magick, defining it as "the science and art of causing change to occur in conformity with the will." By this, he included "mundane" acts of will as well as ritual magic. In Magick in Theory and Practice, Chapter XIV, Crowley says:

What is a Magical Operation? It may be defined as any event in nature which is brought to pass by Will. We must not exclude potato-growing or banking from our definition. Let us take a very simple example of a Magical Act: that of a man blowing his nose.

Crowley saw magick as the essential method for a person to reach true understanding of the self and to act according to one's True Will, which he saw as the reconciliation "between freewill and destiny."  Crowley describes this process:

One must find out for oneself, and make sure beyond doubt,  one is, what  what one is, why one is...Being thus conscious of the proper course to pursue, the next thing is to understand the conditions necessary to following it out. After that, one must eliminate from oneself every element alien or hostile to success, and develop those parts of oneself which are specially needed to control  the aforesaid conditions

Since the time of Crowley's writing about magick, many different spiritual and occult traditions have adopted the spelling with the terminal -k, but have redefined what it means to some degree. For many modern occultists, it refers strictly to  paranormal magic,  which involves influencing events and physical phenomena by supernatural, mystical, or paranormal means.

In the broadest sense, magick may be said to be any system or method that affects the material world but that does not  involve any recognized physical process.

Prayer could be said to be a magickal process, as might the use of affirmations

 

 

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