Difference between white magic and black magic
Some people when talking about magic they usually divide this matter into two categories one is white magic and another is black magic. They also believe that all form of magic is an evil. From the viewpoint of many religion sectors, the use of magic is unholy as because it draws power from something other than the divine and spirit and it is an attempt by the user to become divines themselves with the use of the power magic. The description of these terms though is highly subjective, differing from location to location, across time spans and even person to person.
Now the question can be arise that what is black magic and white magic?
White magic is a good magic that is associated with healing and black magic is an evil magic. White magic is only useful to the magician or others such as curing and divination. Black magic is aimed to cause harm to another person. This might be called a damn. The term white magic also sometimes means spiritual magic.
Everyone would say something that causes harm to another is evil but what about a spell that would stop a murderer but hurt him in the process. That does harm and yet in reality, it also saves innocent victims. So, is it white magic or black magic? Again it’s the same spell AND the intent is to do harm, but it’s used against someone that’s harming others. Here is that it’s only a judgment call. The magician might be think that the family is in danger and they uses magic to save them might be considered a black magic.
Folk magic divides black and white magic into the categories by not only the intent but also the tools of the magician. The tools of black magician are often pointed, caustic and hot. They involve personal items from their victims like hair or blood and the magic are cast at night and often demons from the underworld are asked to help carry it out.
Define of white magic
In the television shows we see bewitched or charmed where the heroines only use their magic to protect themselves and create a better life. That’s the definition of white magic. The white magician offer innocuous magic like love spells. Love spell are selfish and manipulative. Who could be hurt by that? Do they work? Sometimes they do but often that’s because the person who are requesting love spell act differently as because they believe the spell works. It’s a new personality that attracts the life partner not the magic. Many of the magicians think that it unethical to cast love spells because it affects the other person without their permission. Basically the differences between two magics are creating by the author and Hollywood. This are rarely appears in the history of world magic.
How white is white magic?
Ask any white magic only, who claims to practice white magic only, if they would be able to hex someone who has upset them. Now the question can ask that if the white magician leads with the source of good / blessing then how they can hex someone. Hexing relies on evil spirits to execute ones sadistic will, therefore black magic.
Might be there is no major difference between the two with sole one exception, the intent with which the magic is cast. Magic with good intention is called white magic alternatively the magic with bad intention is called bad magic.
It can be concluded that both magic are same but the minor difference of these two magic is the ritual sector between white and black witchcraft. Is the root of the power is the same? Well it depends on your own perception.
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