THE TWO SIDES OF MAGIC
Much is being said and being written about white magic and black magic, about the right-hand path and about the left-hand path. Whatever your opinions on this subject are, you will have to admit that the two overlap to quite an extent. Only at the extremes are the lines drawn very clearly.
Let us consider first the pure and totally incorruptible white magician. This person will obey the rule ‘do not harm anybody’. If that is taken to its extreme then he will never fight back, never retaliate, never seek revenge or justice. He will be at the mercy of everybody, always offer the other cheek, be meek and submissive. If everybody was like that then there would be no problem; this world would be a nice place to live in. Unfortunately reality is different, and if you wish to live like that then you will never possess anything because others will forever take it away. It is often said that during the Middle Ages the barons lived by one single rule: ‘What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is mine too if I am strong enough to take it.’Not much has changed since.
At the other end we find the extreme black magician. This is a person who has only two interests in life: power and himself. Whatever he wants he gets, using all possible means. He does not care about anybody else, he has no conscience, he just furthers his own interests. If that means harming others then so be it. Material possessions play a big role in his life. He will not hesitate to place strong curses on all those who thwart him. At times it is sufficient to disagree with such a person to suffer this fate. If you care to look around you then you might think that many so-called businessmen are black sorcerers or behave as such. You are right! They do not care about the misery they inflict, about the dishonest deals they make, about the worthless junk they sell; all they care about is the money they g e t. You find people who behave like that socially: if they see a woman they like then they will use all possible means to get her. Once their desire has been satisfied they drop her. If in the process they have destroyed a marriage, an engagement or any other relationship they do not care. They will simply put the blame onto the other person.