The great sciences for which Magic was the foundation are now the foundation for Magic. The whole Art is closely allied with these sciences, and delving into the mysteries of Magic leads you into some study of the sciences. Magic uses physics, mechanics, optics, electricity, chemistry, psychology in getting its effects. As you learn Magic, you learn something about these sciences. The people of ancient times developed the foundation for them through their belief in Magic, and now you, working from the opposite angle, will reach out into the sciences to gain your understanding of Magic.
The knowledge you get through your study of Magic will, of course, add much to your store of learning and will help you very much in your business, in your social life, or in the Profession of Magic.
The tricks in Magic depend on the sciences. Most tricks depend on optics and the physical science of light, heat, sound; others depend on mechanics; some on electricity; and all depend on psychology for their effect. You have, no doubt, some understanding of this already from the few lessons which you have studied. You will realize this more and more as you proceed with your studies.
Aside from this educational material which Magic gives you, it does something else for you. It broadens your mind and increases your thinking powers to an extent which you will find invaluable in every walk of life. It is only natural, of course, that Magic should do this. You know already that it requires concentration and real thinking to learn it. This is wonderful training for your mind. And then when you are performing, it requires quick thinking and thinking of a number of things at once.
Mastering Magic gives you the additional rewards of making you alert and wide-awake and keen of mind --
qualities which you must have to be a real Magician. You know from your studies I am sure, how Magic does this. You have found the tricks very simple in method, yet you have realized too that in spite of their simplicity, you cannot do them well until you have mastered the principles and the moves and the fundamentals and can present them in a finished manner.
You know that to be able to do this you must be alert and must think quickly and clearly. You gain this ability from Magic itself — for what Magic requires of you, it gives to you. By this I mean -- Magic requires accurate knowledge and snappy thinking on your part, and it teaches you to fulfill these requirements.
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Magick is the art and practice of moving natural energies to effect needed or wanted change. Magick is natural, there is absolutely nothing supernatural about it. What is taught here are various techniques of magick for beginners. Magick is natural and simple and the techniques to develop abilities should be simple and natural as well. What is taught on this site is not only the basics of magick, but the basics of many things.