I use the same distinction as in Dark Heresy and Rogue Trader: both sorcery and psychic powers use the same kind of energy, but magic (sorcery) is based on knowing how to do the precise rituals while psychic powers is based on controlling inner, inherent power.
neither exist but many take advantage of other's superstition and pretend to be able to use them. from creepy old ladies in the back alley pretending to be fortune tellers and mind readers, to a cult based merc company lead by a man claiming to be blessed by a dragon god who allows him to breath fire and fly.
>>44584547 Psions can detect surface thoughts, enter (or grant a companion entry into) the dreamlands while sleeping, practice a range of divination-style abilities and sense emotions, thoughts or other mental practices. Their power originates from the dreamlands, an ancient place surrounding and overlapping the world in another plane.
Mages are more physical things, using rituals and spells to manipulate gravity, thermodynamics and electromagnetism, using physical devices which can channel eldritch forces bound to these. Their powers stem from the teachings of the oldest gods who oversaw the creation of the material world.
Magic comes from sources of power, i.e. radiates from certain things and connections. The largest source which goes throughout all the worlds comes from the drifting of blood from a heart of dead primordial being.
Psionics comes from the fragments of the minds of those same primordial beings, their great powers of the mind and soul.
Magic is brought about from harnessing the energy of your soul or from tapping into the ambient energy of the world via its connection with your soul.
Psychic abilities are brought about from your mind drawing on the energies of the body or shaping the ambient energies of the world.
Then there is a third distinction of spiritual abilities which is entirely from how your soul perceives the world.
There is a large field of overlap between them depending on how much of each you can pull off.
For example: Telepathy is purely psychic. Your mind is projecting thoughts or picking up projected thoughts. Talking with a ghost is Psychic and Spiritual, as you project and receive from your mind to a bodiless soul. Seeing a ghost is purely spiritual, Your soul perceiving what is around you. Manifesting an astral body is using magic to create a body in which your soul can temporarily use. Creating a physical construct is purely magical. All three would be talking telepathically from an astral body.
This is mostly purely cosmetic and all three pretty much are just called magic to keep things simple, mechanically. There are a few exceptions where this distinction is important, like most illusion spells having little effect on someone with high spiritual or psychic abilities, but when this happens our DM makes it known if we hadn't already been aware ourselves.
>>44584547 Psycic powers are using an ability to draw power from an other dimension to change reality. Magic is using an ability to draw power from your soul to change reality. Both are highly corrupting and deserve a propa BLAM!
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