I just used the word “ill” to describe a student who is sick. Next thing you know, I’ll refer to someone who’s late as “tardy.” There are just some bits of vocabulary that you use as a teacher, even though no one uses them outside that context.
I suspect there are also some bits of vocabulary that are used only by magicians. I know the words “tool,” “offering,” and “ritual” take on extra resonance for me. And I know that “energy” does so for other people, despite my bs filter going off. And in Hoodoo, “trick” takes on new meaning as well. And I sometimes forget that for most people “demon” means “evil.”
Jargon is weird.