As you all know yesterday, I told you what kind of witch I use to be. Surprisingly, I had a few comments about what I said. They interested me, so I decide to reply publicly about them. And for the people that made them, thank you, you all made some very interesting points and I appreciate that. The reason I am replying here is because the replies I write in the comment section hardly ever get read.
There is no denying it the topic of Black magick and White magick have always been a hot button topic in the Pagan community. Some will say it can’t exist because we do no believe in evil. Evil is a Christian concept. I agree evil is a Christian concept but I also know our Religion is the oldest Religion that ever existed. So where do you think the Christians came up with that idea, hmm? They stole everything else why not that too.
My beliefs are simple. Yes, there is good and evil in Witchcraft. Perhaps we do not want to call it evil but it does exist. All of us are born and eventually learn the difference between right and wrong. We respect our Mother Earth because we know this to be right. We know we do not take another’s life because this is wrong. So could this wrong also be called evil? Perhaps.
Then stop to think, we have the Law of Karma and the Three-fold Law. We all know what we send out comes back to us Three-fold whether it be good or bad. Then in Karma, whatever we send out is going to return to us whether it is good or bad. So do we not stop to consider whether something is good, bad or even perhaps evil. I think we do with every spell or ritual we do.
Also there is the Evil Eye, that comes from the Voodoo tradition. I could go on and on but I won’t. In my opinion, and this is just my opinion, evil does exist in the Craft whether we want to admit it or not.
I believe there are three types of witches or practitioners that exist in the Craft. The white witch, the grey witch and last but definitely not last the black witch. The white witch as we all know does nothing but good spells and rituals. She would never even dream of doing harm to another or casting a hex. She has patience and waits, she knows Karma will eventually get those who do her wrong. The grey witch (what I now consider myself) is a witch that walk the line between black magick and white magick. Her intentions are good. But when it comes to something she is really passionate about or loves and that is threatened, she will use any means possible to protect those things. She uses white magick, grey magick and occasionally black magick to aid her in her cause. Now for the black witch (which I once was), let me start by saying a true witch answers to no one but herself. She casts her spells without regard to care or consequences. And I mentioned earlier, we are all born knowing right from wrong, so does the black witch know the difference? Yes, she does. The black witch believes she is strong enough that she does not worry or even stop to think about the result of the spells she is casting.
In magick, I was brought up to believe like so many others, it is not magick that is evil. It is the spellcaster’s intent that makes the magick good or bad, black or white. I can take any spell and turn it into a dark spell if I wished. It would be the kind of energy that I produced that would turn that spell from white to dark. If I was very mad and angry and casted the spell, it would be a very bad spell. I would have evil intent when that spell was casted. The spell would be evil. It is always the intent of the spellcaster that determines what kind of spell is being casted.
Evil or black magick are two words that we don’t like to use. Perhaps now they do not exist in the Craft as much as they use too. Perhaps we don’t want to acknowledge their existence because of the reputation we are trying to live down. A reputation that was given to us by those who never understood us. Being witches, wiccans or whatever Tradition or Path, we have to understand ourselves and know our Religion. There is a dark side to magick. I know it exists. All of us must know it exists because if we do not recognize it and acknowledge it, how can we fight it.
There is good and evil in all things whether we want to acknowledge it. But we have a Goddess that keeps us on Her Path. Her Path is a pure, white Path filled with nothing but goodness and love. I have seen both sides. I thank the Goddess every day, She saw something in me worth saving. I know now the life I was leading when I was a black witch, I would eventually paid for. That price would have been a very costly one if I had continued on that Path.
This is just my opinion which I mentioned earlier. Our Religion is beautiful because we can pick and choose our own beliefs and practices. We can chose whether to accept there is good or evil in our Religion. We have that freedom, for our Religion is not written in stone. Our Religion is written in the wind, in the trees, in our beloved Mother Earth. We have the freedom no other Religion on this planet has. It is up to us to make our own decisions and follow our own Paths. Whether it be a white Path, a grey Path or a Black Path, the choice is ours to make. It is up to us to make the right choice.