Yesterday morning I opened the front door to find a can of “chaffing fuel” on the door step. It had been burned to empty. Next to it was a small straight stick, about four inches long, cut sharply at both ends. I recognized the leftovers from a spell. I have worked with Pagan circles. There is light magic and there is black magic. Given that no one had my permission to leave their “chaffing fuel” on the doorstep, I am not inclined to believe that it was the product of light workers.
Witchcraft and malicious Germans have quite a lot to do with my book. Regardless of whether you believe in the power of witchcraft and voodoo spells, those engaged in the dark activity of torturing and manipulating the minds of children to create mind controlled slaves do, believe in dark magic.
My Pagan mentor believed there are those engaged in black magic and taught me to protect myself. She taught me to build a shield around myself. I learned about smudging with white sage. The movie
“Willow” is a cute little fictional children’s tale, but the battle between Willow and the dark witch is in general a good display of how a white witch might battle a dark witch, but the magic is metaphor and the stuff of energy and dreams. Then again both a black witch and a light worker will tell you that the stuff dreams are made of are very real indeed. We all do magic all the time, both dark and light. When you spew hatred and wishes of bad luck you are working dark magic. If you wish someone well you are sending them positive healing energy. I was not inclined to believe the “chaffing fuel” was friendly, whether they were just teasing or not, and so like Willow, I sent the energy back, so to speak.
Magic is about being creative. You can think up responses to magic for yourself. “I’m rubber. You’re glue. Whatever you say bounces off me and sticks on you,” was a sort of defensive response to dark magic. You can learn to build a light shield around yourself. I literally built a personal shield which I can hang on my wall. Do you have an animal you feel is your totem? A representation of that animal may be a protective companion. Mirrors are wonderful tools….
Given my recent post exposing some sort of covert messaging in my “Key phrases” stats page suggesting a witch hunt is in order, I think it is a fine idea to acknowledge my references regarding my Pagan mentor and respect for those who suffered and were burned in what they call “the burning times” as witches. They were Pagans. Their beliefs were Earth based much like the Native Americans. They believed in fairy folk and elementals. They were peace loving people connected closely to the changing of seasons as their lives revolved around the harvest. They were peasants. Their traditions and beliefs were much older than the new Christian religion that marched through raping and pillaging and burning them at the stake for being “heathens” which literally meant none believer, or “witches” a mispronunciation of Wiccan. Oh, they believed. They just didn’t believe in the religion of the organized crime ring calling themselves Christians, until they realized that they had to or be tortured and killed.
There is black magic, and there is white. Regardless of whether you believe in the power of working with the elements in metaphoric representation of energies, it is good to know that others do and decide for yourself how best to respond to it. Those who do believe in the power of magic are working their magic, both dark and light, in the real world. Some are leaving burned “chaffing fuel” on doorsteps. Some are actively engaging in evil in the world. Some are lighting white candles to send compassion and healing. Others are actively engaging in wonderful works of kindness. Whether you are a believer in magic, or not, you would do well to choose your side, dark or light. Those calling themselves “Christians” during the burning times, were clearly engaged in black magic.
By the way, I would have followed Jesus around like a faithful puppy if I had lived during his time, but I don’t believe he is what the Catholic Church made him out to be. I certainly do not believe he would have approved of the atrocities committed in his name. Jesus was the Jewish king. He should have been allowed to lead his people. I would have stood by him in his quest for that right. I would categorize Jesus as a light worker, but the Popes that led wars as black magicians.