Monday, August 27, 2007
i never knew of the word magick spelled with a "k" until today. i was doing a little artsy excercise for stampington- creating love potion art, when i found a book called "Silver's Spells for Love". The author is a self proclaimed "magickal person". i kinda want to be a magickal person too as long as it doesn't involve a weird religion or any kind of sacrifices, lord knows i hate those.
so i looked it up ....exactly what is a magickal person? it appears to have re-arrived by this dude (photo at top) Aleister Crowley.....Wikipedia says this:
"The Anglo-Saxon k in Magick, like most of Crowley's conceits, is a means of indicating the kind of magic which he performed. K is the eleventh letter of several alphabets, and eleven is the principal number of magick, because it is the number attributed to the Qliphoth - the underworld of demonic and chaotic forces that have to be conquered before magick can be performed. K has other magical implications: it corresponds to the power or shakti aspect of creative energy, for k is the ancient Egyptian khu, the magical power. Specifically, it stands for kteis (vagina), the complement to the wand (or phallus) which is used by the Magician in certain aspects of the Great Work."
well no one would ever say that i am an overly religious person....but this stuff scares me. BUT, i do guess everyone would say i am a big fat chicken, therefore i don't think i will ever be magickal.