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Magick. Since? Art? Both?

Ang3l

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According to Aleister Crowley's definition: Magick is the science and art of causing change (in the world) in conformity with the Will of the operator. Some people say that it's just a science. Some people say that it's just art. Some say that it's both. What are your thoughts about what I mentioned?
 

Mart

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As an artist, I tend to see many things as forms art and magick is no exception At the same time it absolutely is one of the three Great Royal Sciences, alongside alchemy and astrology. I think you can call science an "art of the mind".
 

SkullTraill

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Imo most things in life except maths and physics are some combination of science and art.
Maths is a pre-science, Physics is pure science, Chemistry, Biology, and every other applied science, and/or every other field of study lies somewhere on the spectrum of Science-Art.
 

Scottish_Pride

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I don't think art and science necessarily have to be mutually exclusive, at least for a lot of things. Magic being one of them. My career field (horticulture) is another example of intersection thereof. People will grow ornamental plants with as much artistic thought put in as scientific thought. You gotta know the rules in order to break them, make them do something unique. Alot like how an architect will design buildings to be "art", but at the same time they need to be structurally sound.
 
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