Of course not. . . no more than you have to be a priest to be Christian. (Although at some point, you'll likely recognize that you are working magick all the time, consciously or not.
Not to be confused with stage "magic." Magick is art of utilizing natural forces around us to bring about change. Magick is neutral, neither good, nor evil. The practitioner decides how they would like to focus this natural energy.
Magick is a powerful tool that you can use to bring about positive changes in your life.
A religion influenced by practices of western Europe that affirms the existence of supernatural power (as magic) and of both male and female deities who inhere in nature and that emphasizes ritual observance of seasonal and life cycles
Wiccan's use magick
But you don't have to be wiccan to do magick
Magck is a power
Wicca is a belief
Blessed be )0( :)
Re: Magick and wicca By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 2 Sep 23, 2013
I would have to disagree with your initial statement. While one certainly does not have to be a Wiccan to use magick, one does have to use magick in order to be considered a Wiccan.
Now here I will differentiate between using magick and doing spellwork. One doesn't have to engage in spellwork to be Wiccan. But casting a circle, consecrating one's tools, Drawing Down the Moon, are all central to Wiccan practice and are all acts of magick. And if you're not doing any of these then what you're doing may be a perfectly valid form of religious practice, but it is not Wicca.