Hi, I have a question. Why practice Black Magic if it comes back threefold onto you? I did it once by accident on someone (my Guide told me the spell that I did in it of itself wasn't really all that bad, but the problem was that I went REALLY overboard with it, because I wasn't sure if it would work or not), and I ended up getting it "in the face" lol in a really bad way. This was quite a while ago, and since I've been decidedly careful and barely have done spellwork since. I don't want to be afraid anymore. I'm slowly coming back to spellwork, but my question is, if I accidentally went a little overboard on a spell and it came back that hard to me, WHY would anyone DELIBERATELY practice Black Magic? I would imagine their spells would come back to them even worse, since they are doing them deliberately, right?
Only if you believe it does in my opinion. The threefold law is a Wiccan belief and is not an accepted fact among all practitioners of magic.
Some people, myself included, do not believe in negative repercussions occurring because of the spell you have cast. There are of course those who do. I rarely feel the need to cast spells let alone negative ones, however, it has been my experience the threefold law does not exist.
It has been other people's experience it does.
To quote Robert Anton Wilson "What the thinker thinks, the prover proves meaning that if we think something is true we will find evidence to support it and conveniently forget or explain away evidence which does not. This occurs for both sides of the argument- those who do believe in it and those who do not.
I of course think it is much more logical to disbelieve something until you are convinced otherwise, but I am not in the game of telling people what to think.
Thanks! I really appreciate that. What I didn't understand when this situation happened to me was WHY it would come back to me like that. I didn't really believe or DISbelieve in the Threefold Law. I was just trying to keep this nasty person away from me (and boyyy did it work).
As mentioned only if you believe in it. The belief is when you do good you bring positive energy into your life so you are rewarded, when you do negative the opposite happens. This isn't a unanimous belief, and karma is seen like the universes way of keeping things balanced, so do your best to be good [however you feel it is accomplished] and don't worry about curses and bad things happening since worrying about it usually makes it worse [you reap what you sew after all] if you are concerned, cleanse, protect, and forget. That's really all you can do. If you believe karma is real and you need to be rewarded/punished, can't do much to change it, so try to roll with the punches.