Although I am not a fan of classifying magick into categories (black, white, grey, high, low, etc.), it’s still interesting to me.
I am currently reading Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell and it makes a heavy emphasis on English magic(k). This is the English way and this is not, etc. etc.
Mainly the book emphasizes the work with faeries being the epitome of English magick.
So I thought about other countries and cultures…runes and Nordic magick for Germany etc.
The domovoi and Slavic gods for Ukraine and Russia, etc.
I was thinking indigenous magic by the Native Americans was American magick but they are only “American” after Europeans came here and called it America.
So what in your guys’ opinion is American magick?
Is it chaos magick? Pop culture magick? Black magick? Left Hand Path magick? Is it recognizing the god within as opposed to gaining the favor of spirits of the land, etc. Is it overall an emphasis on freedom and the individual? Is Crowley-influenced magick English magick in essence?
Maybe I answered my own question haha.
Love to hear other people’s opinions on this idea, American or not
(didn’t know where else to put this topic)