Magic is a highly plural practice, a global one, historically vast, and any definition addresses not only magic but the practitioner as well. But let’s try to define it anyway.
A little breather from Origin Story to recount a new ‘project’. I’ve been reading the shorter, Matthers translation of the Book of Abramelin written in 1458 by ‘Abraham of Worms’. If you’re unfamiliar, the fast summary is this: over the course of six months (18 months in newer, more accurate translation) you gradually withdraw yourself from the world and worldly concerns, culminating in a seven-day ritual in which you gain Knowledge of and Conversation (KC) with you Holy Guardian Angel (HGA).