Of course magic is akin to science! The original meaning of the word Science was "Knowledge". Almost everything you now take for granted as Scientific was once upon a time "magic". Any happening, event, or change was "magic" until it was understood by Science. The two go together,Science and magic. And there are still things that Science cannot explain, as yet! Dowsing,for instance.
Many of our young members do not really understand magic; and they mix it up with Occult beliefs.
So let me try to make it absolutely clear.
A spell is not magic! A spell is a ritual attempt to obtain a magical result.
Magic is changing one or more things into something different. It can be a change in attitudes, or material things changing into something else.
Every known drug is now "known" to Science; but how many of the general public would understand the chemical formula for Paracetamol? To most people it is still "magic".
So, magic has no limit; because knowledge has no limit. And the action of magic can be very simple or very complicated.
Take a few tiny seeds. Tiny bits of material that look as though they are hardly anything at all! Put those seeds in the earth, add water and sunshine to make those tiny bits of "nothing" grow into flowers or vegetables. How much "magic" do you want?