Defining Magick

Hermes Trismegistus

Tis true without lying, certain & most true.
That which is below is like that which is above & that which is above is like that which is below to do the miracles of one only thing
And as all things have been & arose from one by the mediation of one: so all things have their birth from this one thing by adaptation.
The Sun is its father, the moon its mother, the wind hath carried it in its belly, the earth is its nourse.
The father of all perfection in the whole world is here.
Its force or power is entire if it be converted into earth.
Separate thou the earth from the fire, the subtile from the gross sweetly with great indoustry.
It ascends from the earth to the heaven & again it descends to the earth & receives the force of things superior & inferior.

 

Cornelius Agrippa

“Magick is a faculty of wonderfull vertue, full of most high mysteries, containing the most profound Contemplation of most secret things., together with the nature, power, quality, substance and vertues therof, as also the knowledge of whole nature, and it doth instruct us concerning the differing and agreement of things among themselves, when it produceth its wonderful effects, by uniting the virtues of all things through the application of them one to another, and to their inferior suitable subjects, joining and knitting them together thoroughly by the powers and virtues of the superior bodies”;

Elias Ashmole

“Magick is the Connextion of natural Agents and Patients, answerable to each other, wrought by a wise Man to the bringing forth of such effects as are wonderful to those that know not their causes”;

 

Thomas Vaughan

Magic is nothing else but the Wisdom of the Creator revealed and planted in the creature

Anthroposophia Theomagica, pg 53, 1650

 

Aleister Crowley

Magick is the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will”

 

Dion Fortune

Magick is the art of causing changes in consciousness in conformity with the Will “

 

Chuck Furnace

Magick is the cultivated awareness of Nature’s process, recognition of Her patterns, which reveals our place in that process, and the joyful earthing of that spirit in our daily activities creating a better material experience.

The recognition of ‘the Superior” spirit within and it’s connection to all other intelligent life allows us to mold ourselves in its Image, lifting up the personal or  in Hermes’s language,” the Inferior”, to Nature’s heights from which the probable future of current events is obvious, and alternative paths evident. The Magician must start the WORK Actively, receive it Passively, Change Enthusiastically, to Evolve completely into all he or she can attain in this Life.

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