The question is what it is supposed to work for.
It will not override nature.
At best, it can push the limits of nature inasmuch as the mind, unseen/unknown/unrecognizeable factors, can influence things.
No it is not Harry Potter of Bewitched or Gandalf etc. That is just some stuff westerners made up to discredit non monotheist belief systems that kind of bit them in the a** when the same kind of dogmatic tone was picked up by evangelical atheists.
So now we have two groups of colonists with screwed up ideas of what magic is and means for non monotheists, some of whom are flat out agnostic and/or technically atheists just not western style.
So a lot of what is actually magic as practiced by everyday magical practitioners is scientifically proven and they use that science to “manifest their will” or cause things to happen based on sound observation and manipulation of natural phenomena.
People posing as skeptics say “Magic isn’t real” yet it is quite scientifically accurate that someone can indeed make a poison from clovers that will surely kill you. Someone can indeed cause people around you to turn on you by leaving a subtle self destructive message in your head that will take years of therapy to extract.
People who are dismissive, I suppose, are that way because they need to be. They have trauma from some monotheistic religion or some wacked out new age cult, and take that out on everyone else. Whatever gets them through the day I guess.