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Source of Magick
« on: May 31, 2006, 01:55:23 PM »
Here is a question to all of you witches, warlocks, druids and mages. No cheating now, this is a test of your magickal adeptness. If you don't know the answer, don't be ashamed, it will be revealed in time.

Who was the first to change the spelling of magic to magick, in order to differentiate between stage magic and "real" magic?
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Re: Source of Magick
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2006, 02:09:33 PM »
A shot in the dark here.

Crowley?
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Re: Source of Magick
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2006, 11:11:36 PM »
Nice shootin' Phantom!

Crowley first used that spelling, and some today believe that he was simply reviving an older word. Which he wasn't - that spelling had never previously existed.

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Re: Source of Magick
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2006, 09:01:32 AM »
Shadowling pounded that into my brain when I had lessions with him. I guess I should thank him.
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Re: Source of Magick
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2006, 03:09:53 PM »
Impressive. I was pretty confident that some one would get it, but on the first guess, well thats marvelous.

The reason I ask is because all to often people confuse silly new age/recently-coined terms with arcane and esoteric terms. For the same reason I get all hot and bothered about "Vampyres." It just seems silly, and when we are in a forum that presupposes discussion of the supernatural, it seemed redundant to add the k.

Either way, good work. Crowley was a revolutionary.
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Re: Source of Magick
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2006, 03:17:43 AM »
Here is a question to all of you witches, warlocks, druids and mages. No cheating now, this is a test of your magickal adeptness. If you don't know the answer, don't be ashamed, it will be revealed in time.

Who was the first to change the spelling of magic to magick, in order to differentiate between stage magic and "real" magic?

It was Gerald, it was one of his many attempts to destigmatize witchcraft. Along with the law of return which was originally what ever you do comes back to you two times. It didn't catch on until Scott Cunningham released it as a rule of three.
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Re: Source of Magick
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2006, 11:08:55 AM »
I actually like it better without the K. Tacking the K on the end makes the word look rather silly to me. But that's just me.

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Re: Source of Magick
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2006, 03:16:53 PM »
Lena, Agreed. If I need superflous letters I think I'll by alhpabet soup.
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Re: Source of Magick
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2006, 04:44:35 PM »
Sorry I got my witches mixed up Raymond Buckland, not Scott Cunnigham who released the rule of three. I thought I was wrong. Now I know I was.
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