Why is it than many people on the site use such words as "Magick" "Lycan" and others? What is it that makes them preferable to "magic" and "werewolf"? I realize that it is, perhaps, considered preferable to adopt these spellings, but I see no real historical or factual precedent for such usage. Lycan, of course, can be short for "Lycanthrope," which is a true and proper term for one who is capable of transforming into an animal. But the spelling "Magick," far from being an arcane term, was coined by 20th-century British occultist Aleister Crowley. But perhaps some among you have opinions on this?
magic and magick is the difference between slieght of hand and accual magick. Warewolf and Lycan, one is more perferably used a fake entity, like wolfman, lycan is derived from the word lycanothon(I think its spelled) which was the king of warewolves in myth, like dracula with vampires
In occultism "magic" unlike "magick" is considered dergative and represents stage magic, cheep illusions of movies special effects. Word magick was rarely used earlier , folk used words like witchcraft , craft , enchantment , conjure ( Southern US , this was a sinonym ), and when was it ussualy reffeed to above mentioned.
As for Lycan i believe it is a "hoolywood-ised" version of licantrophy, and as such I find it derogative and repulsing .
We use so many non official terms , like for abilities
ex. aerokinesis , pyrokinesis and alike
In parapsychology we differ two types of kinesis ( abilities in PSI category ) telekinesis ( moving and controling things without physical means, or using only mind ) and psychokinesis ( to describe any other kinetic ability raging from healing to teleportation ) .
So those are all decadent poular media influence , but can help You tell if someone reads and learns , or just watches show on magick and occasionaly perhaps scim the webpages superficially.