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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?

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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.
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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.
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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.....

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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.
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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. :)

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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

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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 ;)

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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

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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 ...

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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 ).
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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.
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Re: Magick with ''k''
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2021, 04:17:13 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 have to agree! I thought I was the only one :D I never use Crowley's spelling and just stick to "magic".

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