The Pre-Raphaelites grew increasingly fascinated with the darker side of womankind. As am I. This series focuses on that fascination.
What is the difference between Magic and Magick?
Magic is an illusion; it is "stage magic", of the David Copperfield sort. We know it is staging and an illusion, even if we don't know how it's accomplished. Magic is, at its core, making something appear as other than it is, or to draw attention to some things more than others. Not necessarily a bad thing. Makeup is magic.
Magick is a word coined by Aleister Crowley, and fairly recently as words go. The purpose of magick is to alter reality, to cause change to occur according to one's will, often through elemental forces. The change may accomplished through symbols, spells, and rituals but the driving force is Will.
From Crowley's Magick Without Tears,
Illustration: It is my Will to inform the World of certain facts within my knowledge. I therefore take "magical weapons," pen, ink, and paper; I write "incantations" --these sentences --in the "magical language" i.e. that which is understood by people I wish to instruct. I call forth "spirits" such as printers, publishers, booksellers, and so forth, and constrain them to convey my message to those people. The composition and distribution is thus an act of MAGICK by which I cause Changes to take place in conformity with my Will.
The Pre-Raphaelite women you will find on in this section are nothing, if not willful.
The Pre-Raphaelite Women of Magick series consists of:
See the series catalog for the complete list of tiles, tile sets, panels, mosaics, and murals. You can choose individual tiles, tile sets or to make your own unique set of tiles of the same size across different sets. You can also order individual tiles with custom frames.