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A distinction in magical practices, usually denoting those traditions which are based on complex magical theories and ideas, and which often require expensive and difficult-to-aquire components or demanding preparations. Originally used, in contrast with the term Low magick, to describe those practices often used by the noblemen and intellectuals of the Middle Ages; their class and education allowed them to make use of more complex and ritualistic forms of magic than less privledged practicioners.

Most forms of High Magick proclaim a devotion towards spiritual purposes, rather than material, although material effects are often obtainable almost as a sort of side bonus. As such, they are often characterized as being focused on grand concepts such as the "Universe" or the "True Nature of God," in contrast to the tendency of Low magick to be more involved in nature.