When I cast black, or bloodletting spells, I cast a invocation outwards. Letting dark magic out, but nothing comes to me. I don't cast a traditional circle, because Dark magic requires sacrifice. If I want the spell to work, I have to sacrifice to get the results I want. Casting a circle would anger my gods.
Just a bit of correcting, you said dark or black magic followers, it would be mor corect to say dark or black magic users, cause its not a path, so you cant follow it, you can use it, cause what makes it dark or black is intende
I have never cast a circle and I have had successful curses but the return from it is horrible. I doubt if casting a circle would protect from ' what you send out comes back stronger ' if that is where you were heading with this. If not I will just hush and go now. :-)