Magic is, in fact, real. Although, our society portrays it as witches with broomsticks and being able to "bibbity-boppity-boo". No. It has to do with energy, strength. And there honestly is no difference between black magic and white magic. Yes, you could use magic in evil ways, good ways, selfish ways, whatever. But it's how you use it, not the type of magic it is.
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I think and personally this is just my thought. Mainstream mixes magic in with real fantasy stuff to confuse people. When you research it, and read a few books on how it works, and what not it becomes clear. The more you read the more you understand. Atleast this has been my case. This website is not for roleplayers and if your caught roleplaying in chat you will be gagged.
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