Magic is for many a combination of science and art; the science part is in researching witchcraft and following a specific spell and method, and the art comes in the form of your insights, intuition and creative abilities! Both elements are needed in order to alter the natural forces to bring about your will and produce a new outcome.
Black Magic – White Magic
No doubt you will have heard the terms ‘Black Magic’ and ‘White Magic’. Magic that is used with the purpose of causing someone harm or being used to manipulate and circumvent free will is black magic, and white magic is where you wish to bring about a positive outcome.
But of course, things are not that simple, and life is not black and white. For example, if a person wished another to fall in love with them, then the desired outcome is a positive one, but it could not be achieved without influencing the will of the object of desire!
So, for some people the term black magic will be reserved for spells that draw on evil forces.
Four Magic Types
There are many forms of magic, but we are exploring four categories today:
- Ceremony Magic
As the name suggests, ceremonial magic is where props are used and particular rituals are performed, generally the process is accompanied by expansive words. Sometimes this type of magic is referred to as High Magic.
- Folk Magic
Superstitions and folklore fall into the category of folk magic. It can involve anything that a person might do to avoid something bad befalling them, such as carrying a rabbit’s foot in their purse, to doing something after an event to avoid bad luck, such as throwing salt over a shoulder.
- Natural Magic
A person will harness energy from the planets, the moon and sun, as well as tools at their disposal, such as crystals, candles, herbs and more, to bring about positive changes.
- Sympathetic Magic
In sympathetic magic, objects are used to signify an outcome that is trying to be achieved. For example, if you wanted to make it rain, you would use turning on the shower as a representation of the desired outcome.Tweet