Glossary of Magical Terms

Low Magick: What is it & its Purpose Explained


By Morningbird

Low Magick is practical magick; magical activities undertaken in order to achieve a practical, usually material result.

What is Low Magick?

Low Magic, also often referred to as folk magic, was historically practiced by the lower classes- those people whose primary concern was survival.

Low magical practices were usually simple, revolving around simple charms and brief rituals, with more elaborate rituals being reserved for special occasions and often including the community (harvest and planting rituals, for example).

Purpose of Low Magick

The goals of low magick were often practical and related to the survival of the individual, the family or the community: to secure a good harvest, a mate, children, to protect from disease and misfortune.

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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