That's an interesting way to look at it, so basically magik is whoever its holder feels it is. You do what a spell recommends as a ground-base of your belief, and alas that belief and the spell itself mold together. I get it!
This is like the feeling of time. If you ever went back in time to set off an explosion maybe that's what created you. Saying you created it, and it created you.
Meaning magic is a foundation for intelligence to learn from, and with that we intellect learn, we believe from past learning's. So with them they exist, and because they exist they happen.
Hardly anyone probably understands this, but I understand. This, this is my theory of magic.