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Sun, Dec. 1st, 2002, 02:40 pm
yukijorou:

Merry meet, all. n_n

As a newbie, I shall ask a question.

Is it wrong for a Pagan to be under the influence, or even use dark/black magick?

I've always wondered this, since many Wiccans and such use the dark arts and voodoo a lot.

Sun, Dec. 1st, 2002 07:37 pm (UTC)
towanda

Pagan is such a broad term that its difficult to answer that question. If you believe in some of the things that most pagans believe in, such as reincarnation, karma etc., then dealing in dark magic (or white magic for that matter) will have reprocussions. Anything you do comes back to you 10 fold, or at least that is one of the basic tenents of Neo-paganism. But the faith itself is kind of a mish mash of different beliefs and so no one pagan holds the same exact ideas.

But I have to ask...what exactly are you considering dark magic? From what I understand, the only thing that is considered 'black' magic is using magic for selfish personal gain or to harm others.

I'm curious to hear other opinions on this one. :)

Mon, Dec. 2nd, 2002 01:04 pm (UTC)
yukijorou

Well, I thought there was just a category of " black magick, " you know?

Like, say .. you hear people conjuring ( did I spell that right? ) up evil spirits to do their work or something like that. And I understand that ' whatever you do comes back to you ' and all that, but what if they had a way to prevent the thing from coming back? Is it like .. say, the equivalent of a " sin " to do that kind of stuff?

Wed, Jan. 8th, 2003 12:40 pm (UTC)
brenda927

while I am VERY much a newbie (so I could be wrong) I have yet to hear of anything about being able to avoid Karma (aka the bad/good stuff coming back to you)

I don't think there is a way to do that

black magick is a shady thing. Most people I know have said that if it imposes your will onto another or hurts anyone/thing then it's 'black' magick... other then that it's all good

Evil spirit of what? What do they want this evil thing to be doing?

Wed, Mar. 26th, 2003 07:41 am (UTC)
seshen

"Pagan" encompasses such a broad area (any belief system that's non-Abrahamic, basically) that it's really hard to answer specifically. Are you looking more for, is it OK for Wiccans to do so?

What do you define as "black/dark" magick and the dark arts?