Recently I made a comment on Black Magic in a group I belong to; I referred to it as a ‘Dark Art’. To say that my comment created a furore is an understatement, so I will tread gently today and look at Magic from a number of perspectives.
Magic; according to the encyclopaedia is the art of producing a desired effect or result through the use of incantation or various other techniques that presumably assure human control of supernatural agencies or the forces of nature.
Magic itself has long been practiced in many cultures worldwide and in some areas of the world it is seen as being a religious or spiritual practice. In different cultures, various types of ‘magicians’, (people who practice magic) may be differentiated based on their abilities, their sources of power, and on moral considerations, including divisions into different categories like sorcerer, witch, healer and others.
Magic has often been viewed with suspicion by the wider community, and in the past it was commonly practiced in isolation and or secrecy.
Modern Western magicians generally state magic’s primary purpose to be personal and to do with spiritual growth.
Magic can also be spelt Magick and it is this spelling that I believe is used by the ‘non colour’ or white magician, who may also be a follower of a ‘pagan path’.
Magick is an early modern English spelling for magic and was used in works such as the 1651 translation of Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa’s De Occult Philosphia / Three Books of Occult Philosophy, or of Magick. Aleister Crowley the British occultist chose the spelling of ‘Magick’ to differentiate the Occult levels from Stage Magic, and defined Magick as “the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will”, including both “mundane” acts of will as well as ritual magic.
Crowley wrote that “it is theoretically possible to cause in any object any change of which that object is capable by nature”
In the specific instance of the’ Dark Arts and Black Magic’ we are looking at the opposite side of the coin to the ‘white magician’, this is some one who specifically works in the occult field with the intention of doing harm.
Here you are dealing with the types of spells and programs which are ‘cast’ or projected with deliberation by someone with more than a little knowledge or guidance, and a personal awareness of what are termed the ‘dark arts’. This person may refer to themselves as a Magician, a Witchdoctor, a Juju man / woman and so on. They may also work under the cover of a façade as a Healer, or offer a ‘healing service’ as a lure to the client.
Black Magic is often used in a malicious way, and will generally surface as a trespass upon your person or upon the person/ persons for whom it is intended. It is similarly to some spells and Voodoo practices and we are looking at a known and deliberate invasion of the space of another, and an energetic trespass.
Black Magic we can say is performed ’ with Intent’ and the practitioner may require or use personal items belonging to you, such as hair and nail clippings, personal clothing, your hand writing, possessions and so on. While these ‘physical items are not necessarily required, they are believed to make the spell or curse more powerful. Many Black Magic Practitioners are also followers of the Voodoo path and will offer a Voodoo Doll or an Effigy of the person to assist in strengthening the spell or curse. Or in some instances some other object to ‘Bind’ the curse or spell more deeply.
Often, ceremonial rites, sacrifices, blood rites, fore swearing’s, energetic invocations and energetic projections are used by the Black Magician to strengthen or assist in the creation of the spell or curse. These may include affiliation with living beings in all and any forms, including plant, insect, animal, and human life as well as known and unknown energies and thought forms which may be called on or deliberately created for such purpose.
This includes such energetic invasions and projections as may have come through the thought, word, and or deed of another, both with intention or what may be termed ‘malice aforethought. This is especially true of those energetic invasions which have been invoked using external sources and or physical objects, as well as the invocation of the name or names of a known or perceived power object or source, eg goddesses, priests, and hierarchies of ancient knowledge as well as deities, both known and unknown.
So how can Black Magic affect you?
Remember that energies both light and dark can come to you in many ways, through the telephone, the internet, television, and through personal and absent contact with other people, even through the window of the car while you are driving. In the instance of dark energies they may also be attached to gifts and tokens that are given or presented to you, or secreted about your home or workplace.
Does the pretty pant in a pot that you placed in your garden have a deeper and more sinister meaning for example? Has the energy in your home become unpleasant and disruptive since you brought home the ‘gift’ from your partner’s previous romantic alliance?
In some instances of Black Magic, items may appear or disappear, transmute, become unsubstantial or in some instances they may self combust.
A word of warning: if you believe that you are or have been under the influences of Black Magic, please do not ignore the situation, and should you choose to have some one assist you in removing the effects of it, please find a reputable and trained person to do so.
Sheila Kennedy B.Msc