collapse
2020 Donation Drive

It's time for our annual Server Donation Drive! We need to raise at least $710 to keep The Cauldron's server online for another year. Please help! Either hit that Paypal button to the right and make a one-time donation in any amount or set up a monthly Bronze, Silver or Gold Donor subscription. You can find more info in this message!

Donations as of 24 September 2020: $544 donated. Only $166 more needed! Thank you, donors!


Note: This total is updated manually, usually once a day


* Recent Posts

Locations and Presence of the Gods by TheGreenWizard
[Today at 10:00:04 pm]


Re: Singing Beauty by entwife
[Today at 02:27:04 pm]


Re: Singing Beauty by Ashmire
[Today at 12:56:09 pm]


Re: Singing Beauty by entwife
[Today at 11:28:26 am]


Re: Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead, and perhaps so is the U.S. by Altair
[Today at 08:57:42 am]

Author Topic: Magick with ''k''  (Read 2682 times)

arete

  • Master Member
  • ******
  • Join Date: Jul 2018
  • Posts: 420
  • Country: gr
  • Total likes: 58
    • View Profile
  • Religion: pagan
Magick with ''k''
« on: January 26, 2020, 03:44:56 am »
I read that Aleister Crowley invented this ''magick'' but isn't it a grammar mistake?
I pray that religious animosity will end.

Micheál

  • Sr. Master Member
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Location: Belfast, N. Ireland
  • Posts: 594
  • Country: ie
  • Total likes: 37
    • View Profile
    • Gall-Ghael
  • Religion: Alexandrian Wicca, Gaelic Polytheism
Re: Magick with ''k''
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2020, 05:10:55 am »
I read that Aleister Crowley invented this ''magick'' but isn't it a grammar mistake?
It's actually an older spelling of magic, which he revived and coined for used to separate occult arts, from illusionist, stage magic. It's usually used in reference to western esotericism, and not a favourable academic spelling.

PerditaPickle

  • Staff
  • *
  • Join Date: Aug 2015
  • Location: UK
  • Posts: 1353
  • Country: england
  • Total likes: 331
  • It's all metta - at least, I believe it should be
    • View Profile
    • Portrait of Perpetual Perplexity
  • Religion: Druidry-leaning learner
  • Preferred Pronouns: She/her/hers
Re: Magick with ''k''
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2020, 05:54:56 am »
It's actually an older spelling of magic, which he revived and coined for used to separate occult arts, from illusionist, stage magic. It's usually used in reference to western esotericism, and not a favourable academic spelling.

Also, language is a thing which evolves over time.
“Radiate boundless love towards the entire world — above, below, and across — unhindered, without ill will, without enmity.” – The Buddha
(From the Metta Sutta)

My Portrait of Perpetual Perplexity blog

Dynes Hysbys

  • Master Member
  • ******
  • Join Date: Feb 2016
  • Location: Snowdonia
  • Posts: 296
  • Country: wales
  • Total likes: 78
    • View Profile
  • Religion: Cunning Craft
Re: Magick with ''k''
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2020, 07:00:46 am »
I read that Aleister Crowley invented this ''magick'' but isn't it a grammar mistake?

I know it's history but it just jars every time I see it.

Not as bad as "majick" though which seems to be creeping in.....

Darkhawk

  • Senior Staff
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2011
  • Posts: 4971
  • Country: us
  • Total likes: 872
    • View Profile
    • Suns in her Branches
  • Religion: An American Werewolf in the Akhet; Kemetic; Feri; Imaginary Baltic Heathen; Discordian; CoX; Etc.
  • Preferred Pronouns: any of he, she, they
Re: Magick with ''k''
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2020, 10:58:52 am »
I read that Aleister Crowley invented this ''magick'' but isn't it a grammar mistake?

There is no grammar involved with it; it is spelling.
as the water grinds the stone
we rise and fall
as our ashes turn to dust
we shine like stars    - Covenant, "Bullet"

arete

  • Master Member
  • ******
  • Join Date: Jul 2018
  • Posts: 420
  • Country: gr
  • Total likes: 58
    • View Profile
  • Religion: pagan
Re: Magick with ''k''
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2020, 02:38:57 pm »
It's actually an older spelling of magic, which he revived and coined for used to separate occult arts, from illusionist, stage magic. It's usually used in reference to western esotericism, and not a favourable academic spelling.
I see. So, it's a correct spelling. :)
I pray that religious animosity will end.

Sefiru

  • Senior Staff
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2013
  • Location: In the walls
  • Posts: 2058
  • Country: ca
  • Total likes: 492
    • View Profile
Re: Magick with ''k''
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2020, 06:58:48 pm »
I know it's history but it just jars every time I see it.

Not as bad as "majick" though which seems to be creeping in.....

I'm now tempted to start spelling it 'majique' just to be extra pretentious  ;D

Anon100

  • Master Member
  • ******
  • Join Date: Jun 2019
  • Posts: 382
  • Country: gb
  • Total likes: 100
    • View Profile
  • Religion: Pagan
Re: Magick with ''k''
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2020, 02:45:22 am »
I'm now tempted to start spelling it 'majique' just to be extra pretentious  ;D

LOL Which just goes to show, it's not the spelling, it's the reason it was chosen ;)

Uneryx

  • Journeyman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2017
  • Posts: 224
  • Country: ca
  • Total likes: 145
    • View Profile
  • Religion: it's eclectic (woogie woogie woogie)
  • Preferred Pronouns: she/her
Re: Magick with ''k''
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2020, 01:15:57 am »
I know it's history but it just jars every time I see it.

Not as bad as "majick" though which seems to be creeping in.....

I don't magick-with-a-k so much as I mind "magickians"

that one makes my teeth itch XD

Sefiru

  • Senior Staff
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2013
  • Location: In the walls
  • Posts: 2058
  • Country: ca
  • Total likes: 492
    • View Profile
Re: Magick with ''k''
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2020, 06:21:34 pm »
I don't magick-with-a-k so much as I mind "magickians"

that one makes my teeth itch XD

How is one even supposed to pronounce that? Not the same as 'Magician', at first glance ...

PerditaPickle

  • Staff
  • *
  • Join Date: Aug 2015
  • Location: UK
  • Posts: 1353
  • Country: england
  • Total likes: 331
  • It's all metta - at least, I believe it should be
    • View Profile
    • Portrait of Perpetual Perplexity
  • Religion: Druidry-leaning learner
  • Preferred Pronouns: She/her/hers
Re: Magick with ''k''
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2020, 12:26:18 pm »
How is one even supposed to pronounce that? Not the same as 'Magician', at first glance ...

Magick Ian - great if you're named Ian.

I like your Majique, but when I try to make Magician out of it I end up in the realm of mystic French doggos (which is admittedly quite amusing ).
“Radiate boundless love towards the entire world — above, below, and across — unhindered, without ill will, without enmity.” – The Buddha
(From the Metta Sutta)

My Portrait of Perpetual Perplexity blog

Micheál

  • Sr. Master Member
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Location: Belfast, N. Ireland
  • Posts: 594
  • Country: ie
  • Total likes: 37
    • View Profile
    • Gall-Ghael
  • Religion: Alexandrian Wicca, Gaelic Polytheism
Re: Magick with ''k''
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2020, 05:25:17 pm »
How is one even supposed to pronounce that? Not the same as 'Magician', at first glance ...
I thought the same when I first saw it. I've noticed mostly Thelemites that do so, but oddly enough Crowley never used that spelling as far as I know.

Tags:
 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
15 Replies
3845 Views
Last post June 17, 2012, 09:43:37 am
by MoonCrone
21 Replies
3685 Views
Last post May 30, 2012, 11:24:25 am
by ConjureWitchery
4 Replies
1132 Views
Last post May 28, 2012, 11:20:20 am
by Oaksworn
14 Replies
5561 Views
Last post December 04, 2015, 02:04:00 pm
by Wimsaur
1 Replies
9313 Views
Last post July 12, 2019, 09:55:56 am
by sevensons

Beginner Area

Warning: You are currently in a Beginner Friendly area of the message board.

* Who's Online

  • Dot Guests: 52
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 1
  • Dot Users Online:

* Please Donate!

The Cauldron's server is expensive and requires monthly payments. Please become a Bronze, Silver or Gold Donor if you can. Donations are needed every month. Without member support, we can't afford the server.

* Shop & Support TC

The links below are affiliate links. When you click on one of these links you will go to the listed shopping site with The Cauldron's affiliate code. Any purchases you make during your visit will earn TC a tiny percentage of your purchase price at no extra cost to you.

* In Memoriam

Chavi (2006)
Elspeth (2010)
Marilyn (2013)

* Cauldron Staff

Host:
Sunflower

Message Board Staff
Board Coordinator:
Darkhawk

Assistant Board Coordinator:
Aster Breo

Senior Staff:
Aisling, Jenett, Sefiru

Staff:
Allaya, Chatelaine, EclecticWheel, HarpingHawke, Kylara, PerditaPickle, rocquelaire

Discord Chat Staff
Chat Coordinator:
Morag

Cauldron Council:
Bob, Catja, Emma-Eldritch, Fausta, Jubes, Kelly, LyricFox, Phouka, Sperran, Star, Steve, Tana

Site Administrator:
Randall

SimplePortal 2.3.6 © 2008-2014, SimplePortal