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What is High Magick: Transformation on a Spiritual Level


By Morningbird

High Magick is magick undertaken to accomplish transformation, self-improvement on a spiritual level, connection with the divine and/or the All.

Historical meaning

In a historical context, the term High Magick would describe those magical practices, arts, rituals that were primarily practiced by the Higher social classes.

These folks would have had all of their basic material needs met with time and money left over to them to engage in sometimes long and elaborate ceremonies and specialized tools and materials. Much of the grimoires of High Magick that has been passed down from the Feudal eras come to us from clergy of various religions, often in service to royalty.

Modern days

In modern times and in “first world” societies, High Magick is no longer reserved for upper classes as most people have at least a little bit of disposable income and time to devote to hobbies, including High Magick if they choose.

But the distinction between High Magick and Low Magick has blurred as class lines have. Many modern magickal traditions (for example: Wicca and its many offshoots) now include both.

Ceremonial MagickAlchemy, Goetia, Enochian Magick, can be described as High Magick, all or in part.

Written by Morningbird & Witchipedia Team

I have been practicing magick alone and with family and friends for over 30 years. As a founder and lead writer on Witchipedia, I’ve been publishing articles since 2006.

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