What is magic / magick ?
Loosely defined, magic is the practice of harnessing the energy that exists in the natural world for a specific purpose. Much in the same way as we use electricity to make a light-bulb burn, a magical practitioner uses magic, for example, to protect their families from harm. The term magick, coined by Aleister Crowley to differentiate magickal practitioners from illusionists, slight of hand practitioners and prestidigitators. Witches specialise in the practice of sympathetic or natural magic. A common phenomenon amongst Pagan traditions is the belief in the efficacy of magic and the realization that true spiritual religious ritual is by nature magical, both in its ability to manifest the practitioners will in consensus reality, and in its ability to induce visions of healing and transformation. Not all Pagans choose to practice magic/k.