Originally Posted by John Freestone
Sorry, ALG. I did look it up at wikipedia, but I really don't see the difference. The information coincided with my expectation, that (a) "magick" would probably have some archaic use, and (b) that it would have been reappropriated in modern times by some esotericist or other, looking to validate what is, essentially "magic".
Oh, plus, of course, the numerology around the letter 'k' that is absolutely de rigeur in new age circkles. I ckan't discern any cklearly funcktional difference though.
From my understanding "Magic" = tricks, card tricks, coin tricks, David Copperfield, David Blaine, etc. Meaning, let me show you some Magic, but we all agree that it's all just trickery and illusion.
"Magick" is the 'real stuff'. Meaning, spells, crystals, etc. It's not supposed to be trickery and illusion but rather how to really manipulate reality. I don't think you'll find "How to palm a coin" in a Magick book. You'll find it in a Magic book.
THat's my understanding of the difference between the two.