Black Magic versus White Magic

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.