BRUJERIA AND WICCA. THE ART OF BLACK MAGIC

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Black magic and white magic.

Some witches believe that there is "black magic" and "white magic", and that Wiccans only practice white magic, which is beneficial and positive, without causing harm to any living being. And there are even some who make a distinction between "black witches" and "white witches." According to this concept, Wiccans enter the white category, while those who choose to do damage with their magic are black witches.

Some people promote black magic as a particularly powerful form of magic, while others warn against its use, describing it as negative or harmful, and therefore, a violation of Wicca's "rule": "harm no one"

If people believed that he was the victim of a curse, they would look for a "white witch" who would counter-spell to raise her. Any kind of bad luck, including illness and injury, can be the result of another person's black magic and, therefore, requires white magic to reverse it.

There is a lot of history behind the term "black magic", and the misconceptions already fixed in the collective unconscious

Modern witchcraft and Wicca

Centuries ago, women in particular were accused of summoning demons and unleashing evil forces on their neighbors, and it was believed that there were those who performed curses to order. These people came to be known as "witches," and were thought to have great powers (albeit bad ones) without moral conscience.

Superstitions were taken much more seriously in the centuries before the fields of science and medicine advanced enough to offer rational explanations for all sorts of things. Add to this the propaganda of the Christian Church, and it will end with stories of witches turning people into animals and boiling children in cauldrons.

The notion of black magic is alive and well, and is even accepted by many witches who do not necessarily use it for "evil" purposes.

And is that although the wiccans Certainly they would put curses and curses in the category of black magic, the non-wiccan witches argue that this type of spells may be necessary for self-defense against people who can cause them significant damage. They are not necessarily work spells to burn people's homes, but they will not hesitate to take measures to protect themselves.
Wiccan philosophy is different, since the spell work used to protect oneself would focus on the person casting the spell and not on the person representing the threat. Protection spells can be successfully performed without sending any negative intent to another person, so there is no need for curses, hexes or other forms of black magic.

Wiccan spellbook

Many Wiccans take the "do no harm" so seriously that they end each spell with the words "for the good of all and do no harm to anyone", or similar phrases. After all, when we send strong intentions, we affect physical reality, and this can have all kinds of unintended consequences for other people, whether we know it or not!

Most of the "black magic" garden spells are related to revenge and control.

While anger, resentment and desire are feelings that we all experience, Wiccans know that these are not acceptable motivations for magical work. Even love spells, if you do not think about them correctly, can be manipulative and, ultimately, they will wear out or even be counterproductive. So, if you are ever wondering if a magical work is ethically appropriate for a Wiccan, observe the role of free will: if the result of the spell cancels the free will of another, no matter how little, then it is better to leave it alone.

The deities of Wicca are the Goddess and God, who are the feminine and masculine essences of the all-embracing life force responsible for all creation, including the cycles of life and death on Earth. The god and the goddess are worshiped at regular intervals throughout the year. Festivals that emphasize the god are known as Sabbats. In correspondence with the position of the Earth in relation to the Sun, they include the Solstices, the Equinoxes and the four four-quarter days that fall between these solar points. The goddess, on the other hand, is worshiped at every full moon, and these holidays are called Esbats.

Altogether, all these ritual celebrations include the Wheel of the Year, in which the Wiccans actively participate in the "turn", as they mark the natural cycles of sowing, growth, harvest and death. In this way of seeing becoming, death is seen as an essential part of the creation in progress, since the old must give way to the new. The dark side of life, represented by the "darkness of the moon" just before the moon is new again, is as important as light. In this sense, some forms of Wicca have a tradition of the "clear half" and the "dark half" of the year, marked by the summer and winter solstices, respectively.

In short we are talking about two ways that although, in some cases, they can use the same methods, they do not pursue the same ends since not harming another is the basis of the Wicca movement's worldview.

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