Those two words alone would cause many people to either giggle or shudder, depending on how far their belief in the occult stretches. Black magic is a term that almost everyone is familiar with, and, whatever their view is and whether they believe in it or not, everyone knows at least a bit of it.
However, not many people know that this kind of magic doesn’t necessarily have to propagate pain and suffering (you can even have black magic love spells, as will be explained later), although these are applications of dark magic.
In fact, it can be used to assist you as opposed to directly attacking others, but this does often come via more malevolent methods with black magic than with white magic.
Often, those who disagree with black magic will complain of the adverse effects it causes. However, practitioners of the dark arts know that it can be perfectly fine when used sparingly and with the right intent behind it. As with any type of magic, it relies almost entirely on the intent of the spell caster as opposed to the actual content of the spell.
There is a law amongst the magickal community which suggests that any evil spells you cast will eventually come back at you threefold. This is why it is frowned upon to practice evil magic, as the consequences for yourself are usually even worse than the effects on the person you are casting a spell on.
Difference Between Black Magic and White Magic
Some believe there is no such thing as black or white magic and that all magic should be intended to do no harm. Nevertheless, there are practitioners of “dark magic” that draw upon malevolent spirits, gods, or malevolent powers in order to invoke their energy in a spell. The uses would be to steal, kill, cause misfortune, harm, or destroy another person for the purposes of personal gain. When most people call something “black magic”, it is a negative thing describing those who engage in those practices.
Much of black magic is done using rituals. There are group and coven rituals that are performed with the intention of harming another person. Not all dark magic is malevolent, and some spells and rituals exist that help people and have benevolent purposes. For example, you can use black magic to get rid of pests or diseases. The pests are harmed, but they are not the same as harming human beings. This can create good for human beings.
Examples of Black Magic Spells
Curses and Hexes
These are broadly any kind of spell directed towards someone else, usually for malevolent purposes. They can range from something as rudimentary as wishing something bad on someone all the way up to a complex and intricate ritual.
This is properly defined as any kind of magic that relates to death, but it is mostly applied to the act of raising people from the dead.
These are spells that attempt to extend the life of the practitioner. They are usually evil spells, particularly if the practitioner is kept alive by draining the life force from another person.
True Name Spells
The concept of true name magic spells comes from the belief that knowing a person’s “true name” as opposed to simply the name they were given at birth gives the practitioner full control over that person, either for evil reasons or more honorable purposes, such as freeing someone from a difficult mental state.
As we briefly touched upon earlier, another purpose of this magickal branch is black magic love spells used to bring great happiness to the client, but potentially at the expense of another. An example of a black magic love spell is that of selfishly breaking a couple up, possibly so that another person can advance on one of the people or force a member of the opposite sex to like them via magic.
To conclude, black magic can be useful. However, anyone looking to try it must be aware of all of the potentially involved risks and ensure the spell is actually what you want and that the source where you found it is reputable and isn’t likely to be messing you around. Other than that, all we can say is be careful and be sure that this is what you really want.
Black magic spells must only be used with the right intent and should never be used to harm another human being or animal. This website does not endorse the use of its spells to cause harm.
Because of its association with evil and with darker spirits, many people avoid learning about black magic. But if you’re interested in spell work and in magic, you need to know about all the practices of magic – and their potential outcomes. The more you can see magic as being a multi-faceted practice, the more easily you can decide what magic speaks most to your needs at the time.
The Basics of Dark Magic
For the most part, scholars agree that black magic was first seen in the primitive religions of man. In these practices, people would try to conjure spirits and create desired outcomes based on need versus considering the impact on others. The most widely used definition for black magic is magic that is designed to hurt others or to do things against the will of others without regard to the outcome.
There are others who define dark magic as being ‘low’ magic, as the intentions of the practitioner are not as ‘high’ as those who use white magic. But this binary of good and bad can be difficult to navigate, as what’s good to some may not be good to another.
The images of black magic being used to destroy crops and to invoke demons are found throughout literature and in the times of the witch hunts. And there are also many references to black magic regarding Satanism and devil worship; however, those practices are also the opposite side of Christianity and the worship of God; this has nothing to do with Wicca.
When to use Black Magic
What’s curious about black magic is that it’s often completely dismissed as being unnecessary. But not all Wiccans feel this way. In some extreme cases, a Wiccan might want to cast a curse or a hex on someone since they are harming others or they are threatening harm to the spell-caster. Is it a bad thing to try to protect others or to keep someone from doing something evil to themselves? That’s up to the spell caster to decide.
It’s good to note that nearly any spell can be written in a positive way, without causing harm to another. This isn’t to say that the spell is not going to impact another, but you can cast a white magic spell that will have the same outcome as a black magic spell.
For example, if you want to protect yourself from someone else, then you don’t need to put a curse on them. You can surround yourself with a protective light or a mirror so that the other person can’t find you.
Intent vs. Practice
When you’re not sure what magic to use, or you’re not sure if what you’re doing is black or white magic, it can help to think about what your overall intention is. If you’re intending to harm someone or to do something that will make a person do something they wouldn’t normally do, then you might be using black magic.
On the other hand, if you’re creating a spell that will bring into your life more good things without impacting others, then you’re probably using white magic. Think about your intention first. What are you trying to do, and who is going to be impacted? Once you can answer that question, you will know what magic is best – and what you might need to do to change the spell to your liking.
And remember that there are some who think the best magic is the type of magic that works – no matter if it’s black or white. In the end, it’s up to you to decide what you want, and knowing what the dangers of black magic might be can help you make the right decision.
How Negative is Black Magic?
The concept of magic is like that of beauty. It lies in the eyes of the beholder. More simply put, black magic does encompass violent measures like Satan worship or animal sacrifice or even the usage of blood and other body parts in its rituals. It is also very stringent in its measures, and not everyone can perform these rituals effectively. But black magic can also heal. For instance, it is often used in an area to kill all rodents, although it is tantamount to taking the lives of living creatures. However, it frees the town of these pests and thus helps the people. If the end result is good, then we should not worry about the means.
When Black Magic Can actually Help
The name itself suggests that it signifies the darker aspects of magic while white magic embodies all the pure and good forms in it. It is not true that black magic cannot be used to heal people of their sorrows. It is the methods and the sharp instruments used in its rituals that scare away people. A lot also depends on the person performing the spell. If he is good at heart and wants to do something beneficial for the people, then dark magic may not be so harmful. On the other hand, a combination of an evil mind and methods can undoubtedly spell danger for all. Now, as you know the truth about black magic spells, use them judiciously and enjoy the changes in your life.