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What is the difference between white and black magic?


Asked by Anonymous at 1:27 AM on Jul. 31, 2010 in Religious Debate

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  • depends on the religion...

    or the idea behind it..

    hollywood makes it into something completely different than most religions see it as..

    typically if we are talking about "witchcraft" or paganism.. we are talking about Magick.. with the rule of, "thou shall harm none".. thus it would be "white" magick

    while dealing with Christianity.. all magic is "black"..

    really it's best understood by studying religions separately.. to determine your own opinion on what is "white" and what is "black"..

    although you'll find it's never a clear black and white issue.

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 1:40 AM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • "white" magic is helpful; "black" magic is harmful

    Dos that make any sense?

    Answer by SolaraDarkset at 1:29 AM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • It is the intent that matters. One can take a spell that is written for positive purpose and if the intent in the casters heart is negative then the outcome will be as such.....negative.


    Answer by pnwmom at 1:40 AM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • Ah xxhazeldove has it right. It is never really black nor white.

    Answer by pnwmom at 1:42 AM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • no different.. magic is magic ( yes I know witches say white is good and black is bad but in God's eyes neither are good )

    Oh really since when does god have personal convos. with you? Besides I believe the question was what is the difference. Usually that means definition wise.

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 3:41 AM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • In a word - intent...

    There is no such thing as "Black Magic" or "White Magic" it's all the same. Magick is the focusing of energy in to a given purpose... What identifies color is the intent of the person who is behind that energy. It's how he or she is using that energy which makes it one over the other. When that energy is focused on a positive outcome, we tend to classify it as "white" and when it's focused on a negative outcome we tend to classify it as "black." However, I think as with anything else in life, there is rarely anything which is perfectly good or bad - everything turns out to be a shade of gray somewhere along the line!

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:04 AM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • Intent. A killing spell on a person who molests children is a dark spell with a positive intention. A killing spell on somebody just because YOU or someone else doesn't like them, is a negative intention. White magick helps. Black magick hurts. No big mystery.

    Answer by witchqueen at 11:47 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • Do you really need to ask. White = good and black = bad. Self explanatory.

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 1:38 AM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • I find a simple explanation to this is a reference to old westerns, etc. Ever notice how the bad guy always wore a black hat and the good guy a white hat? They could both shoot and ride horses and their "skills" were equal with one another. The difference was in what they used those skills for. The bad guy (blakc hat guy) would use it to threaten citizens, rob trains, etc. The goodguy to restore order to the towns etc. Same thing, different "job field"

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 11:19 AM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • Magick is neither White nor is both because Nature is both.

    Answer by MamaK88 at 3:20 PM on Aug. 1, 2010