Magic is defined as a supposed natural prowess of making the impossible seem possible. It can give a person the power to control someone else.
In ancient times, a person who possessed the skills to perform magic tricks also used it for healing purposes. It was also used to keep away bad spirits, to seek the truth when injustice occurs and lastly, used to seek revenge.
'In Black and White'
There are several types of magic but basically, it is subdivided in two categories: black and white magic.
You have seen a lot of movies which depict the good triumphing over evil. This is the same scenario between white and black magic.
White magic is done or performed on the "good" side. It is supposed to be used for the greater good and kindly or harmless methods are employed with this type of magic.
Black magic, on the other hand, is immediately associated with evil purposes. It is said that the evil spirits are called upon when a magician performs black magic.
'Sorcery and Witchcraft'
Because of the shady or not-so-good reputation of black magic, it is often referred to as sorcery. It is also known as witchcraft, though most of the individuals practicing black magic are actually harmless and they do not have evil intentions.
'Modern Black Magic'
Nowadays, supposedly there are several procedures and skills that one can learn through the art of black magic.
1. predicting the past and seeing the future through fortune telling
2. searching for a person's innermost secrets through divination
3. casting a spell on a person by invocations
4. seeking revenge for an enemy through curses
5. having a spirit appear through evocations
6. creating procedures to sharpen one's wit and further enhance concentration
7. using black magic to heal diseases and end ailments
8. ceremonies and seals to call, evoke, command, or reward spirits
Modern witchcraft or black magic has a major misconception of being performed for evil purposes.
By learning about the history and development of black magic from the ancient era to modern times, one will eventually see that it is not something to be afraid of.
Believing in magic can leave you with a sense of wonder about the intricacies of black magic or modern witchcraft and finally put an end the ancient misconception that it is no different from Satanism.
Modern black magic actually teaches about love of nature and harmony between opposite genders and love of nature and one's self.
At the same time, it still leaves us wondering about ceremonials, spells and curses, which make us further appreciate the mysteries of the art of magic.
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