About Curses and Black Magic
It is widely regarded within the magical community that magic is neither good nor evil, rather neutral. Like a gun, it is the intent of the person utilizing it that is good or evil. Though, it can be surmised that the term white magic is magic that is beneficial to the magician or those he casts the spell(s) on whereas as black magic is meant to harm (or force) those the magician casts the spell on.
Should be noted that in 99% of the books written on the subject do not deal in black magic. If the book mentions it, it is simply to warn the reader to stay away from such workings and those that practice it are weak. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Black magic is widely taught in the Wiccan faith, though it is reserved for those practitioners who have attained higher levels of consciousness and degree (such as Priests, High Priests/Priestesses, Witch Kings and Witch Queens, etc). Black magic can be a very powerful tool. It can bring the magician the world if he so desires and uses the art correctly. It can also bring about his destruction.
But what of karma and/or the Threefold Law? If one casts a curse or performs other such dark rites won’t their karma come back to bite them in the ass? While karma itself is indeed very real, our “knowledge” on the subject is severely diluted.
In my opinion, the black magus does not fear karma for they understand its true meaning. Now I am not saying to begin going out and cursing everyone who has done ill towards you or your friends/family and to begin forcing people to fall in love with you or to control others using magical means. I am simply opening the closed eyes to the other side of magic. You see, early in my magical training, I found out the true meaning of magical balance. Many Magic 101 books may hint on the fact that magic must be in harmony with the elements, planetary alignments and even within the magicians themselves. But they never go into the fact that magic must be balanced with nature. Nature is neither good nor evil. We see the beauty of nature, such as the islands in the Caribbean, the rainforests of the Amazon and the natural waterfalls of Africa. We also see the destruction nature can cause such as hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, monsoons, etc.
If nature can be both dark and light, constructive and destructive, then why cannot the practitioner? We are taught that magic is natural, so it is of nature. We take the energy from nature and manipulate it our will, do we not? Why must we subject ourselves to only experiencing one side of nature when nature is dualistic? The answer is we should not be. There are times when cursing someone is necessary. There are times when hexing someone may be necessary. Or, to be honest, who cares about your reasoning. You are the magician and if you feel someone deserves some sort of “instant karma” if you will then give it to them. Again, that is not to say to go and curse the bully from 5th grade who took your lunch money. But every practitioner should be well informed on both the light and dark aspects of magic to make a mature decision. I have done my fair share of causing illness in this person, causing that person to lose their job or this couple over here to break up. I have my reasons and I felt it necessary. These things aren’t taught in the books you can buy Amazon. So if you wish to venture into the darker side of magic, the baneful arts, you should do so with an open mind. Know that those who are of a more sinister nature in the magical arts do not care for moral reasoning and judgment. They know that black magic can bring them anything and everything the Wicca 101 books cant….and so….they go for it.