PBP: Black Magic

25 Jan

What is “black magic”? Is there even such a thing?
How do you feel about using it?

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Much controversy about this, it seems. And it is this simple in the end: There is no such thing as “black magic”. Just as there is not “good” or “bad” intelligence. Or “good/bad” weapons. Magic is a kind of energy. What you use it for may be bad or good, but that is totally up to you. Some people like to say, “If your spell harms someone else, it is black magic.” But think about it – if you do a job spell and get a job, that is good – for you. But it may be bad for other people who applied for the same job. Now, “black” or “white” magic?

I think many people use this whole “black/white” concept in order to avoid taking responsibility for the at times unexpected outcome of their dabbling.

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8 Responses to “PBP: Black Magic”

  1. Liathano January 26, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    If I read something about “black/white” magic it always reminds me of “The colour of magic” by Terry Pratchett. And I wonder why there isn’t red or green magic for people who believe in magic sorted by colour …

    • Katie Anderson January 28, 2013 at 7:08 am #

      In Dragonlance, I’m told, red represents a central or middle ground approach, like we might identify with grey. If you associate colors with the elements, I’m sure in some ways it could be seen as a magic of color. And then there’s color magic (proper) that uses color in a healing sense, but I’m sure you could reverse-engineer it if you so desired.

      • diandralinnemann January 28, 2013 at 9:09 am #

        Of course there are all kinds of color magic, but that is the only time I want to hear of “black” and “magic” in the same sentence. Everything else…

      • Katie Anderson January 28, 2013 at 9:41 pm #

        hehe. I understand what you’re saying.

    • diandralinnemann January 28, 2013 at 9:09 am #

      I’d rather believe in magic with assorted taste. ^^

  2. Magaly Guerrero January 27, 2013 at 8:30 am #

    Only people can be evil or good, magic just is. But you knew that already ;-)

    • diandralinnemann January 28, 2013 at 9:10 am #

      Most people are not evil, just stupid. Which is, maybe, even more sad.

  3. Sunfire February 4, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

    Magic is indeed what you make of it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us at Pagan Blog Prompts.

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