Magick is anything that moves a person close to fulfilling their ultimate destiny, which Crowley called one's True Will. That's why magick itself will never fail if it is done under the right circumstances.
It doesn't exist to you, because you don't know. If you want to learn you will, if you accept your ignorance then that's what you'll live with. Search and study or be happy with whatever you have. It's up to you.
Nope. If there was we would all know it by now or at least hide it. What works well for one magician won't work for another. There's no right way to light a candle and no matter how many times you chant and draw sigils, you still won't get what you want.
That's what you believe. And that's what you get. You will never go beyond the limits you accepted for yourself. Your life, your choice. As it's the choice of anyone who accepts your limitations for themselves.
You can write books explaining your weakness and ignorance, so more can join you, to insure nobody knows and you don't, nobody can and you can't. Like many others do. Not necessarily a bad thing. There are secrets in life that should not be common knowledge. It should always remain occult. For most people it is and it should be a myth or fiction, an impossibility. But for the few who choose to pay the price and accept the sacrifice, it is as real as their own breath.
Free will, that's all it is. So allow me to correct myself and help you with your choice...
You're absolutely right. Magick can fail, measurably! You can't get everything that you want no matter what you do, with or without magick. If there was any other possibility, we would all know it by now. There are no rules or laws, whatever works. What works for one won't work for another. There is no right or wrong in magick at all.
How about that ? Hope you feel better. Have a nice day