K in Magick

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K in Magick

When the word magic is used on PaganPath, it is sometimes spelled with a K, such as magick.  The primary reason for this is to help you when you perform internet searches, to help reduce the number of articles that may come up in reference to Chris Angel, David Copperfield or other famous stage magicians or magic trick products when you are searching for a spell or occult history.  Aleister Crowley originally proposed this spelling to differentiate prestidigitation (stage magic) from spells and energy work.  He was also interested in the numerological significance of the K (11) and the six letters of magick vs. five in magic.

This use of the K in spelling magick is a more recent addition to the site as it was previously regarded as unnecessary; PaganPath is obviously referring to true magic, the use of energy and the working of spells.  In addition, although we have studied Crowley and Thelema in depth, we do not follow the teachings and did not want to give the mistaken impression that PaganPath is Crowley focused.  In recent years, the K at the end of magick has become more popular and widespread in the Pagan, Wiccan and Witchcraft community, and this is sometimes reflected in the writings here on the site.

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