Black Magic vs. White Magic
Anything to do with the supernatural is always the target of questions, doubts, and fears that are often just myths. Rather than simply believe what you read, it is advisable to understand the basics of magic in order to remove any confusion. Magic can be good or evil, depending on the intentions of the person casting a spell, and the rituals performed. White magic spells are used to heal and spread goodness, whereas black magic spells are often associated with evil. White magic is pure and about life. However, no matter what color you give it, the broader picture is that magic should always be for the good of everyone. The end results of a spell, whether you use black or white magic spells should be positive.
Myths of Black and White Magic
People generally associate black magic spells with the use of human or animal blood, sharp instruments, and potions meant to spread evil. Often, this type of magic is linked to satanists and devil worshippers. However, true practitioners will disagree. Magic cannot be used for evil purposes, and those that do so only end up harming themselves three times more than the spell they cast.
White magic spells are also wrongfully connected with satan. However, in contrast, these spells are cast for good and benevolent reasons always, which is the basic fundamentals of white magic. Spell casting is peaceful without the use of any mediums that can cause harm and it is used to heal an illness, and enhance a person’s love life or career, and much more. White magic spells are common followers of the Wiccan belief system who adhere to the Wiccan Rede which puts white magic in a better perspective, “If it harm none, do what thou wilt.” Many people misunderstand the real meaning of magic which has a lot to do with the intent of a person casting a spell. Good spells cannot be used for evil. Wiccans promote oneness between Mother Earth and people, where only good spells are allowed. Practitioners are free to do whatever they wish as long as they do not harm others. Harm could be either physical, mental, or spiritual.
The Moral Code of Spell Casters
The bottom line is that division in colors only exist as a moral code for the spell caster. It is always wise for a spell caster to understand what he or she wants prior to casting a spell, and what he or she is willing to do to accomplish a goal.
Wiccans cast white magic spells, but are still considered as allies of the devil by some people. However, this is far from the truth people who practice Wicca do not believe in the devil nor his existence. Their belief is in personal responsibility, that every human being is responsible for what they do. For them, magic is a neutral force with no link to evil. So, don’t expect to see witches flying around on a broom. Just like all the rest of us, they use airplanes when they want to get from one place to another.
You should always be conscious of whether the magic being used is positive or negative. These two types of magics occur on completely different spectrums. The black rituals fall on the evil side while white rituals are pure and good. Some believe that there is no real link between these two types of magic while others believe that the two are completely different.
Differences Between Black and White Magic
One of the main reasons that separates black and white magic is the person who casts the spell. Regardless of the spell, if the person who casts it is trying to gain something from the spells, the latter is regarded as black. Whereas someone who casts the same spell but has no gain in the matter would be regarded as white.
Another difference is in the spell work. People who cast black spells intend to hurt others while those who cast white ones are only casting these spells for the good of people. Any type of witchcraft that is harmful towards humans such as casting a spell that requires on to poke or prod, burn or any type of discomfort in conjunction with casting spells on personal affects is considered black magic while it’s white counterpart would be the complete opposite. White magic spells only embrace human nature and intend to heal problems of the body, heart and soul without causing any type of pain or suffering from anyone involved in the spell work.
The Separate But Equal Clause
There are many theories that surround black and white magic. The separate but equal clause states that these two types of magic are identical. The only difference is the outcome of the spell and the intention of the spell when it was made.
If you are new to the practice of magic, you might have discovered there are different types of magick available to use. In your research, you may wonder why some people would even use black magic spells as they seem to be evil or harmful to others. But the labeling of magic isn’t as simple as it seems. In some circles, all magic is black AND white. In an effort to learn as much as you can before casting a spell, you will want to make sure you are learning all you can about both sorts of magic.
What is Black Magic?
For those who are just learning about magic, it is easy and common to think about black magic as the ‘bad’ magic. Images of men in long black robes come to mind, while mysterious chanting and herbs seem to be a part of the practice as well. While there might be chanting and herbs, the practice of black magic is a bit more complicated than it seems. The best way to describe black magic is to look at it as something which attempts to control other situations in your life. For example, if you want to make someone leave you alone because they are stalking you, you might try to use a legal order to help. But if that doesn’t work, you can use black magic to help harness your energy to encourage this other person to leave you alone. You aren’t necessarily harming the other person, but you are taking your energy and focusing it on a certain outcome. You want to change the behaviors of the other person for your own benefit. Some might not agree with this sort of magic, but it is highly effective.
What is White Magic?
Others will focus on the practice of white magic. This might be the sort of magic which only works with energy, in the best interest of the person casting the spell. White magic also tends to be focused on tapping into the natures of energies to soak up the universal energy to create magickal results. The person who is doing the casting may not attach themselves to any particular outcome – and they will certainly not talk about harming anyone else or interfering with their free will. At the same time, white magic is still intent on helping to create a certain result, which is what black magic strives to do as well. So, one could say that it’s the intention of the user whether the spell is black or white.
Isn’t Magic Colorless?
For most witches and spell casters today, they are beginning to call magic colorless as all magic is the same at its core. Since all magic works to change and to reshape energy, only the caster of the spell can be ‘good’ or ‘bad.’ Thus, a person who is trying to create something evil in a spell could do so even if they were performing a white magic spell, and vice versa. Magic is the harnessing of energy, which is not good and it’s not bad – unless the spell caster wants it to be. It’s more for those who don’t understand magic who feel the need to categorize the magic into good or bad slots.
With black magic and white magic, you can change your life. If you’re still concerned about which magic to use, you might want to think about the results you want to see and then begin to consider whether you are okay with these results. If you are, you are ready to cast the spell.