Magick is another word for transformation, creation, and manifestation. Wicca magick is a tool we use to act on the subtle - or energy, or quantum - level of reality.
The quantum level is the causal realm. It is the subtle influences at the quantum level that decide which way reality will go.
So if you want to manifest something into ordinary reality, you start by stimulating the quantum realm to favour that potentiality.
That is real magick in action.
Science has known since early in the last century that the material world is made up not of matter, but of energy. And while matter is fairly stable, energy is very fluid.
So it is difficult to build a house or job or lover with your bare hands if the causal realm hasn't already foreseen these things, but it is much easier to create an energy wave that will lead to a house or job or lover coming to you. (Of course, you still will need to use your body to manifest them.)
That's what real magick is all about.
In magick we transform our reality, and ourselves, to match our choices.
And of course, Wicca Magick is a key component to the Wiccan religion.
Wicca And Magick
Working magick is what witch craft is all about. What would Wicca be without Magick?
In fact, the standard explanation for the origins of the words witch and Wicca is that they are derived from "wic," which means to shape or bend. (As in wicker furniture.)
While anything claiming to be historical is doubtful, the fact that we explain the word this way tells us a lot about Wicca - that its essence is transformation.
Magick is at the heart of Wicca.
In fact, it's so integral to Wiccan philosophy that it's hard to imagine Wicca separate from Magick.
Do I Have To Work Magick To Be A Wiccan?
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. Everyone is.)
Wicca is a powerful spiritual path, with or without spell casting. In fact, on the more advanced levels, as your power to manifest your visions increases, you may spontaneously need to do fewer spells, or none.
Still, the concept of taking responsibility for your life and manifesting your dreams underlies all Wiccan philosophy.
When you have the power to manifest what you need and want in life, you are no longer a victim. In any sense.
You know that you are the creatrix of your life: good and bad, you have called it all.
And you can change the channel whenever you choose.
You are literally em-powered. And that is a core goal and result of the practice of Wicca magick spells.
Wicca Magick: Shaping & Bending
Wicca Magick is like spiritual aerobics . . . All that bending really gets you in good spiritual shape!
What Wicca magick shapes is reality. What it bends is your mind.
That's more than just a joke. Remember the movie, The Matrix? The little boy telling Neo,
"Do not try and bend the spoon. That's impossible.
Instead, only try to realise the truth: There is no spoon.
Then you'll see that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself."
In broader terms, every spiritual practice is magickal. Spiritual practice is really shaping your mind and emotions to align with your soul.
Since your soul is what is most True about you, and what is True is the Divine, this means that spiritual practice is a path of bringing you closer to the Divine through polishing away what is false in you - beliefs, history, desires, etc.
This is an act of transformation. And magick is a transformational process.
The mechanics of making magick, though, differs greatly from witch craft to Wicca Spirituality.
Spirituality vs. Sorcery
Traditional witch craft, sorcery, and such, use arcane rituals and spells, often calling elemental beings to do the work.
I do not recommend this practice - quite the contrary! The dangers are great.
Elementals are living beings. They do not exist to serve human desires, but to fulfill their own Purposes. To coerce them into servitude is not only unethical, it is unwise.
Think about it! They are more powerful in many ways than humans - that's why sorcerers use them to work magick. And they are not happy about being manipulated. Would you want to make an enemy who has all-too-real magickal power?
Even scarier, other dangers of sorcery are subtle! The effects are difficult to notice until they're well-advanced, sometimes making it extremely difficult to turn around.
That's not quite as easy as it sounds. Even beyond actively wishing to hurt someone, or manipulate someone into doing what you want, magick can have consequences you don't anticipate.
For instance, casting a spell to bring you lots of money could make you rich, but maybe through a source you'd never want. The death of a loved one or a serious accident is probably not what you had in mind.
That's why safeguards are necessary. Thinking through the possible consequences and stating with absolute clarity exactly what you are manifesting are critical steps in the spell-crafting process.
It's difficult to separate Wicca from magick, as we've seen.
Wicca spirituality is a process of coming home to reality, uncovering your true Self, returning to the Divine. Magick is a practice that facilitates this process. So making magick is a vital component of Wicca.
That's why even though several sections of this website are specifically dedicated to aspects of Wicca magick, you will find clues and techniques in virtually every article here.