|Magick is the study and application of
psychic forces. It uses mental training, concentration, and a system of
symbols to program the mind. The purpose of magick is to alter the self and
the environment according to the will.
Most of the magick we see today comes to us from
ancient Egypt and Chaldea. The Chinese, Hindus, and Tibetans developed their
own unique types of magick. Western magick was locked up by the Egyptian
priests for thousands of years and then suppressed by the rise of
Christianity. It was not until medieval Europe that magical knowledge was
rediscovered by the alchemists and Cabalists. Only during the past hundred
years or so has western culture been open minded enough to permit widespread
investigation of the subject. Only since the start of the twentieth century
has science shown much interest in it all.