If ever an art received a bum rap, it’s that of magick. You’ll notice the spelling of magick is different from the traditional spelling magic. There’s a reason for this. Magic is a performance and illusion. Magick is the art and science of causing a change to occur due to the persons will. Magick is a belief system and method of controlling the power of the body and spirit.

While most people don’t consider something as simple as walking across the street magick, by definition it is. Will, or intention is the cause. Most people look at the supernatural and believe it is the only place magick exists, but everyday life holds magickal events. Things you decide to do, and then make them happen. True magicians step back and see where they’re at and what they want. They use the power of attraction to bring the magick to them. Today, many people use goal setting and don’t realize, in many ways, that’s magick.

Some people believe that you simply cast a spell and everything you want falls immediately into your lap. Perhaps that’s true about the practiced magician but not necessarily the novice. The practiced magician doesn’t focus on a specific item to bring happiness. He decides what he wants first. If you want money, don’t focus on winning the lottery simply focus on the amount of money you need. You may not receive it all at once but suddenly you’ll start to see bits of money coming into your life unexpectedly. Maybe you’ll find money in an old jacket pocket, coins on the street, a loan repaid you forgot about or even a raise at work. When this happens, you need to be thankful and understand that this is part of the process of achieving your desire.

You can use incantations, magical dust, candles or any type of ritual to perform magic. If you include body movement, it also stimulates all the cells to remember the spell, but they are indeed just props. Like writing a goal, these are ways to cement the action into your mind. The incantation and ritual also helps the mind of the practitioner to form a visual of the action and confirm the process with the belief system. The use of meditation, yoga or any other method that allows your mind to focus allows you to quiet the mind and meet the Holy Guardian Angel, in New Age thinking, the higher self. Just as in all art forms from Tai Chi to Yoga, the higher self has contact with the universe and infinite information and power.

While some say that the spells only work because the recipient of the spell changes their thinking and actions, not all results come from people that know of the spell. This is because the information goes into the universal mind that connects all people. Many of the actions of the practice use methods and beliefs closely related to those of other belief systems created thousands of miles away in civilizations that never had contact with the creators of magick. It makes you stop and think a bit. Has scientific knowledge wiped out our ability to use energy we’ve always possessed? Have we always had the power, but because of poor choices, lack of belief or asking for the wrong thing, not been able to access it?

Magick varies from the ultimate good to the black arts. Black magick isn’t for the good of humanity. This powerful tool brings only unhappiness and bad luck to the person that receives the stinging end of the spell and frequently to those that cast the spell. Remember, like attracts like, so if your intent is harmful, it may return seven fold. Somewhere between the two is the happy medium, the grey arts. This uses magick for self-improvement of physical circumstance.

Regardless of the method used, whether high physical activity while focusing on the goal or meditation, the ritual is only important as a prop and method of achieving that focus. The ability to perform miracles in your life is available to all that believe and ask.

Author's Bio: 

"Conrad Raw is an expert on practical techniques for personal and spiritual development. He is a bestselling co-author with Wayne Dyer and Brian Tracy and is the author of "The Zensation Manual: Forbidden Secrets of Personal and Spiritual Development". Psychic Intuition Visit his website to get your free video course on how to activate your true potential. Developing Psychic Powers "