White magic is believed to encompass spells like healing spells, luck spells or protective spells to name a few. Such spells are cast and used with a clean and a pure intention of doing good.
Those who practice white magic often are regarded as witches, priests, priestess, or shamans. White witches often use amulets or talismans when casting magic spells and that is why, the talismans and amulets are often associated with good luck or good fortune.
Understanding White Magic
White magic speaks of the spell caster or the witch as a person of high ethics and morals, because they use their powers and abilities towards the good, unlike many who resort to dark magic to cause destruction and harm. Often, witches are stereotyped as those who are evil, dangerous and who resort to black magic. They are wrongly looked down upon when the fact is that the vast majority of practitioners use magic for good and have only good and peaceful intentions. It is about time that the notion towards Wiccans and other white magic practitioners changes.
Many believe that it is white magic that is making the world go round and it is white magic that always sustains. How else would you explain the miraculous and almost surreal Godly events that practitioners and witches make happen? What you believe is finally up to you.
It’s common in the world to separate things into what’s good and what’s bad. This sort of thinking makes things easier and it makes things clearer in terms of decision-making and possible outcomes. In the case of magic, there are two forms that many believe to be the categories for spells: white magic and black magic. But what is white magic and why is it considered to be ‘better’ than black magic?
The Practice of Positive Magic
White magic is the practice of magic that is not for the self or for any malevolent purpose. It is the use of magical powers to create something positive in the world, e.g. a happy result, a new life, a new love, etc. It is thought that the world is inherently a positive place, and when you tap into the energy of the universe, you will be tapping into the positive energies that already want to help the humans.
Some scholars have also pointed out that white magic can be a phrase used to encapsulate anyone that is doing ‘high magic.’ This is a highly-structured form of magic, with outlined rituals and certain phases that are said in each sacred circle.
Still others focus on the idea that white magic is the magic that has clear and positive intentions. The user of white magic might want to make themselves more effective or reach a higher spiritual plane as a part of their ritual workings. They use this magic to be better so as to do better and be a better person.
White Magic and the Goddess
Others have pointed out that white magic is often associated with the Goddess and her worship, as well as with the feminine. Though it’s certainly true that men will practice white magic, the softness is often labelled as being of woman versus of man. There are many examples of white magic in fairy tales and stories, for example. The witch is the sweet grandmother or the one who mothers characters in the stories. She is sweet and knowing and only uses magic to help create positive outcomes.
In addition, the concept of Mother Earth and white magic are often intertwined, as the magic to support the earth is done to help create positive outcomes and healing.
The Benefits of White Magic
When you use white magic, you can work in accordance with the Threefold Law. That is, you can send out positive energy and intentions and then enjoy them coming back to you threefold. With a positive magical approach, you have no fear of retribution or bad results, and you can feel in integrity with the work you are doing.
You can use white magic to better yourself, to heal yourself, or to bring love to yourself. In fact, you can use white magic for nearly anything that you want to bring into your life, without having to say that you want to remove anything from your life. In this positive magic, you can simply call into yourself the power of the universe to improve your life, and then you can enjoy the positive results.
Others also include dream interpretation, fortune telling, and healing as parts of the practice of white magic. Tapping into the energy of the universe for positive interactions is a positive thing.
Not everyone believes that white magic is the best approach, and they are welcome to that opinion. However, if you are interested in bettering yourself and bettering the world around you, white magic is the path that can help you – without harming anyone or anything in the process.