Merry Meet Everyone,
I wanted to start a discussion of white magick vs black magick.
Some people say that there is no such thing as white magick or black magick. Well, what do you think? I will not say what I believe because I am not here to argue or prove who's right or wrong. I wish to see everyone else's opinion.
Is there just magick and good or evil people who use it? Or is there different types of elemental magick itself? Chaos has been created about different sites and wiccans arguing with each other over this. We say we want other religions to accept us and do not wish to fight against them but rather work with them. How are we supposed to do this when we are fighting among-st ourselves? So i wish for everyone to reply with their opinion on the subject.
Re: White Vs Black Magick By: Personified Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 2 Mar 17, 2013
I don't believe in classifying magick black or white.
I think it depends on the intent of the person, and whether their intent is good or bad subjective to their own perspective. What is "good" for one person may be "bad" for another, so it's not so easily categorized.
However, some people like labeling magick or classifying it down into groups.
Well most of the time people clasify magick by colors but not everybody. The reason there is chaos in the world today is most by all of the disconcerned there is in the world; We culd accomplish it if there were more u nity and open minded people.
This is just my opinion and hope you can consider this idea.
I am most certainly with Personified on this one. I dont see a good or evil cemented magic. They are subjective. Our perspective is what defines those things to us personally.
I personally feel that the terms black magic and white magic are quite offensive to most. What I have noticed in my many years is that those terms are mainly used by those who are uneducated/ignorant to actual traditions and path specific teachings. Usually used out of fear, as you will see many of those who use black magic are fearful thinking that it means something harmful.
One thing I also believe is that people are not just one thing through out their lives. Not always happy go lucky not always bitter. Everything changes.
I personally do not take a side for white or black magick. The white and black concept comes majorly from the concept of white being good (Innocence, purity) and black being bad, or dark (Death, curses). I believe magick is neither "good" nor "evil" but both. I personally cannot choose a side because magick is dangerous as it is. Color wise, I solely practice White magick because I am a good witch. I do not believe in the bad magick, as in I don't believe anybody should practice it, unless their matron God/Goddess requires it then by all means follow their word and wisdom.
Blessed be and much love and light
Balance is the key to power and magick. You can use the illustration of a hammer. Its simply a tool. You can use the hammer to build a house for someone that has no home. Or you can use it to hit someone and kill them. Magick is just a tool its how you use it that makes it black or white. You cant have a light without a dark. For even a white snowman will cast a dark shadow.
Well said all...It's like Coke or Pepsi, a simple choice based on your personal preference. Just because some of us choose to walk on the other side of the street dose not make us "evil" nor does following the path of light instantly make you a "good person"...
I agree with all the above posts. A good example is most would say a spell they could cause death would be black magick and the same goes for a spell against free will but what if you killed someone about to commit murder or convinced someone not to commit suicide or as already mentioned murder with a so called black magick spell? The same concept as the saying guns don't kill people people do goes for magick. It's the intent of the caster rather than how they cast or what they cast.