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Riddle me this...
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Post # 1
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?
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Post # 2
Yes Magick was coined by A.C. and if you know why he coined the word...then you answer your own question.

Lycan ...who knows...
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Post # 3
The words make us sound smarter.
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Post # 4
Lycan (lycanthrope) is older so we tend to use it rather than werewolf.
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Post # 5
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
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Re: Riddle me this...
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Post # 6
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.


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