I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about magic and writing about how I thought magic works and also about how I saw the Wiccan perception of magic change through the years.

A fellow Wiccan told me that she felt Wiccan religion could not be separated from magic, even if that is the way the trend seems to be going. (Heavy paraphrasing here.) I said that I felt that magic is now more associated with spells and less associated with rituals. To the majority of Wiccans Circle casting and interaction with the divine is magic, but to the lay person it probably isn’t. That’s why I say I don’t work magic–I don’t cast spells or perform any Ceremonial Magic. I do, however, perform religious rituals, which, to me, are magical.

So, is Wicca magical or not? Yes, I believe it is. Do I perform magic? Everyday of my life, even though I never cast spells. If you have the right outlook, being alive is magic, being in love is magic, and doing what you Will is magic.