Magick, is any act designed to cause purposeful and intentional transformation, modification or change; a conscious evolution through directing energy towards a goal or intention. To clarify magick, is a separate process and story altogether, as it does change per person of what they consider IS magick and their personal levels of advancement in magick and mind capabilities. Magick is about focusing more subtle, non-physical/material energies, focusing and directing them to manipulate/create change. An endeavour of magick is to prepare the mind, by harnessing and making more consciously obtainable and accessible higher senses and faculties as intuition, inspiration and the creative imagination, and by drawing on the power of the unconscious – to use more than the 10% of our brain, that only most ‘typical’ people use in normal society (aka, the sheeple). Acts to improve our body and support the mind, to attune and balance, enabling us better to perceive and wield more subtle energies is: meditation, breath control, voice work, body work, visualization, drama, ritual...etc. Work/practises which remove ‘energy’ blockages; remove tension built up in the body. Blockages may prevent us from working with energy effectively are: yoga, bodywork, tai chi, dance and massage.
In regards to the spiritual growth in comparison to many other religious beliefs and customs is that magick is more ‘dynamic’, and places the prominence on ‘you’ to work for change, it rests in no other hands other than that of our own – relatively and loosely speaking, there are no gurus in magick, only those who speak out from their own magickal journey and enlightenments- what it really comes down to, when broken down... is, it all comes down to personal training, our own limitations and personal action. Yes, there are fellow students with different perspectives and experiences – but we all learn from each other, as we all do in all walks of life. Experiences.