When looking at spells and discussion on this site, a common factor i see is: the talk of prayer, deities, faith, and other things. And was wonder if that was magic is, just a form of worship? I'm not trying to put down other believes but i personally do not believe in god or that theirs a higher beings (the term is called atheism). My take on magic is that it's energy, which with enough believe and imagination, one can manipulated the energy to do certain task, weather it's making a psi ball or if one can master their own energy control can do stuff like move a cup (not lifting stuff like a truck just small things) it all depends on how strong the person mind is and their resolve. energy doesn't come form higher beings.
With this in mind, energy is all around us: in the air, in people, and in space, all resulting from the big bang which takes for as stardust. everyone and everything is made of stardust so we all have energy already and the potential to perform magic.
Is my thinking wrong? And i hope this was easy to read and easy to follow, i admit i didn't structure my words and sentence really well.
potentially dumb question