Esotericism, Exotericism, Occultism, Mysticism, Magick, and Witchcraft

These are my definitions for these words based on my experiences and understandings. I believe that it is important to know what I mean when I refer to these terms, so I decided to write down my linguistic interpretations of them, so that we could all be on the same page while going over my post.

Esotericism – Is knowledge that is only understood by a few, or that is not part of the surface understanding, especially when it is connected to the inner workings of a tradition, practice, philosophy, or culture.

Exotericism – Knowledge that is public, common, and is understood by a lot of people especially when it is connected to the straightforward, surface level, and outside workings of a tradition, practice, philosophy, or culture.

Occultism – Is knowledge of the hidden. Occultism is hidden wisdom, and knowledge that is obscure, and esoteric in nature, especially when it is connected to understandings that are paranormal, or spiritual.

Mysticism – Is the pursuit of communion with, or awareness of spiritual truth, god, divinity, higher power, or an ultimate reality, or any practice that aids in this pursuit, especially when connected to religion.

Magick – The way I would define magick is primarily the same way aleister crowley did. This way being that magick is “The science, and art of causing change to occur in conformity with will”.

Witchcraft –  Is the practice, and craft of a witch, especially when referring to magick that is primarily thaumaturgy based, or folk-based. Most of the time in reference to more eurocentric practices, and beliefs. It can also be used to refer to the belief systems, or religions of traditional witchcraft, and  wicca.

I would love to hear how you define these terms, so that I would be able to better my understanding of them

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