Hello everyone, I am a starting magician in the dark arts.
I am a 25 year old male from the Wisconsin area. You may call me Shade or anything on that nature. I know this site and forum is for the Wiccan part and even tho I am Satanic I do know magic is magic. What do I hope to achieve with magic? I want to be able to see into the future and cast spells of many varieties. Why? Explore parts of life I have yet to, please people around me as well as myself.
So I see there is a lot of similarities between Wiccan and Satanic parts of magic. Anyway I hope that through her I can learn things I wouldn't otherwise through books or any coarse.
SO I hope this is informative and I will be happy to answer any questions that may come up
Pentacles are commonly used in magickal practices, not just in the Wiccan religion. I personally use them in my practice and I know others who do to. Although some members of the site are Wiccan there are many who are of other faith as well as those who only practice the craft.
You don't have to be a Satanist to achieve what you say you want. Actually, true white magic is far more powerful and effective that black magic.
Black Magic hurts people, and most of all, hurts the magician himself. Why? Because if you curse someone, you taint your soul with hate. If you use and abuse people, some day, someone stronger will use and abuse you.
In Black Magic, you create what you believe in. It's your choice to believe in Satan, but Satan does not actually exist until you create him. Satan is not real. You can create him, though. The point is - do you want to create the Enemy of Mankind?
White Magic, on the other hand, is not about healing people and receiving nothing, as the movies show. It's about controlling yourself and everything around you. A White Magician never fails for White Magic is true and will always be so. It will give you everything you want and will ask you nothing except for your independence - even from your own desires.
People tend to think that Black Magic is freedom because it allows sacrifices and sexual rites and because it claims that everyone must do as it pleases him/her - but that's not true - you are slave of your own wishes and fantasies. Get rid of them, and White Magic, being Truth, will set you free. Really Free. Free in a way you have never felt before, and which I cannot describe for you must try it yourself.
Welcome to SoM! I am new here as well, so perhaps we can go be new comers together. I know there are a few people on this website that work with Demonology as well as Satan/Lucifer (depending if you believe he was the same God or not). Anyway Welcome! Feel free to message me whenever!
Arcadian, I found what you said to be slightly offensive since I myself am not what modern practitioners call a "white witch". All forms of magic are important and are powerful in their own way! Just as I respect your "healing" practices, please respect those of us who prefer grayer paths.
People, people! Magick is magick. It is in the intent that people label it as black or white. All of you need to look at/learn/re-learn the basics. Learning what magick truly is and what you can do with it will help you understand it.
I send beginners to forums. In the General Info section, you will find Basics Expanded and Starting Out quite useful. Please take the time to study and learn, then put it into practice.