Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)

Variant spelling of Magic attributed to Aleister Crowley; it has been suggested the additional "K" was intended by him as the initial letter of the Greek word for the female genitalia. Use of the term generally implies either that magic is being practised with malign or sexual intent or that the author wishes to "mystify" her/his ideas about magic. [CB]

This entry is taken from the Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) edited by John Clute and John Grant. It is provided as a reference and resource for users of the SF Encyclopedia, but apart from possible small corrections has not been updated.