What impact does the black magic have on victim ? And isn't the doer punished by GOD for his intentions to hurt others via this black magic?
People who would participate in Magick generally don't believe in a Christian God, so the question doesn't make a lot of sense.
I guess the impact on the victim would require a definition of what "black magic" was performed. I mean if it's a ritual sacrifice, then I'm pretty sure that's going to be a different impact than a curse designed to make one's hair fall out.
A definition of "black magic" in general would also be helpful. I've never heard anyone but a Christian refer to Magick as black vs. white. I've heard destructive verses constructive... but that's a whole other ballgame as destructive magic can be very beneficial, in theory, and constructive magic can be very detrimental, also in theory.
From what I have read and understood about black magic is - to use negative energy to cause harm to people. I am not sure if I really believe in black magic. But I feel that if we utilise positive thoughts to create positive energy to be happy, then there would be methods to use negative energy to harm others.
The first problem with this is your belief in magic. C'mon, it's 2013. You can't honestly expect us to discuss the harms of "black magic"? This topic might have been a legitimate concern in the medieval period.
People who do "practice magic" - for example, Neopagans such as Wiccans, it's usually a spiritual exercise like meditation or even a prayer. And it wouldn't be "black", it would be "white" - without giving credit to the existence of supernatural in the first place.
People who practice "black magic" are usually the types who have too much time on their hands and are probably not very educated. That, or they are just ... not all there, if you get my drift.
I agree with you. But when things go completely bizzare in ones life .. like unable to do anything what you had planned for.. or falling sick for no reason and no doctor is able to help.. or being unlucky everytime.. ou are all set and suddenly things come to a halt! I never used to believe this stuff. But may be because I had seen such issues ( even in my case) I started to actually think if these things really exists. When you are down ,people cheer you up asking you to think positive and create positive energy around you . In the same way wouldn't there be an existence of negative energy ? which could be used to cause harm? I am thinking this way may be because I am not seeing this as "magic" but an art of using negative energy..
Well, one possible definition is that black magic happens when someone performs a working with a specific intent to cause harm to someone or to control them against their will, or performs a working to impose their will on the Universe rather than trying to fit in with the overall flow of the Universe.
With respect to trying to harm or control someone, there is a common view amongst people who do magical work that such actions will rebound three-fold on the person. As for trying to impose one will against that of the Universe, there is also the Ancient Greek concept of hubris and the action taken by the Fates against those displaying it.
I would have thought that the only harm in black magic was the impact on the psychological state of its practitioner.
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