Witchcraft - good or bad?

April 26, 2007 7:31am CST
Do you think witchcraft is bad Some think all witchraft will do bad things to do others but a lot of witchraft is good. Do you see doing spells as a bad thing to get you what you want? I mean theres no harm in doing a spell to help you in life - we need all the help we can get right? Whats your opinion - I think some witchcraft can be good if its going to help you but you have to be careful incase spell go back on you and have the opposite effect
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@Galena (9123)
26 Apr 07
Witchcraft itself is neither good nor bad. it's a craft. a skill. it's up to an individual what they use it for.
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26 Apr 07
yes thats true it depends how you use magic and power some people are very powerful and use magic the wrong way but some use their power for good reasons i think witchcraft is a skill and you can get good at it and use it to help you in life a bit like using your intuition
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26 Apr 07
Pentagram - Pentagram or Pentacle
I have always felt that too many people misunderstand. There is nothing wrong in trying to help and do right for yourself and for others, it is only when things are misunderstood and twisted that the problems begin. Do no harm, that has always been in the front of my mind
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26 Apr 07
yes a lot of people try and twist good intentions around and make it look like something bad
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
8 May 07
Once again I agree with Galena...it isnt good nor bad just like spellwork isnt black nor white...it all depends on the individual and even then what may seem like "bad/black" to one person could very well be good/positive to the one casting etc.... also, you asked "do you see spells as a bad thing to get what you want?" well let me ask you, Do you think praying is a bad thing to get what you want? ;-)
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8 May 07
i think thats a very good way of seeing things yes it depends what you do spells for and whys it so bad everyone needs some help sometimes thanks for the response
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
8 May 07
its so true...I have had ppl (usually Wiccans mind you and since I'm not Wiccan I could never grasp why they'd pipe up in the first place but whatever LOL) actually get mad at me LOL for casting on someone without their knowledge etc..these ppl have claimed that I'm doing "black magick" and I "shouldnt mess with it" and of course they bring up the ever famous "harm none"...funny thing is, Harm None doesnt apply to me since I'm not Wiccan..but more than that - If I need to do somehting to someone in order to protect my children/family/home because that person or thing is bad news, then I'm doin it...its not a bad thing to protect the ones you love....Or a better example...if I bind someone from behaving a certain way without their permission in order to protect THEIR child then IMO thats a good thing....If you arent goin to step up and be a flippin parent and ensure your child is safe and protected, then I'll do it! No child deserves to be mistreated, neglected, beaten etc etc...see what I'm syin?
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10 May 07
yes i see what youre saying but still you have to be careful as a lot would say you are interfering if someone is doing something to someone that is bad and you step in they may find out and that could get you in trouble if you believe in witchraft and lift curses then the ones whove put the curses on others may try and get you so you have to be careful. also it can be very difficult to help others even children if you try and help them when someone is doing magick or putting a curse on them helping them may make things worse for them without you realising it i always think its better first to communicate with others before you do anything for them that way they know what you are doing to help them just doing something because you feel its right can make people feel trapped like youre trying to take control
@Bizziebod (3526)
12 May 07
I'm going to have to agree with your other responders, it's not witchcraft itself that is good or bad as this way of life has been around for thousands of years. It's the actual person who is practising this art who can be judged as to whether they are good or bad.
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14 May 07
yes it depends how you use witchraft and there are many who dont believe in it aswell doing something for someone may be good or bad its just what you do it for so if you mean someone harm it may be bad but again it could be for good intentions
@msjigga (866)
• United States
26 Apr 07
I am not a person to judge if witchcraft is good or bad.I dont really have an opinion. However I do believe in KARMA.I believe that you get back what you put out, if you do not get back what you put out your kids will get back what you put out.
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26 Apr 07
yes i believe in karma but if i had kids i dont know if id want them to get all my karma because what if i dont put in or put in something bad and then it affects them
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@indiandevil (2109)
• Rothesay, New Brunswick
11 May 07
There are two different types of "witchcraft" Black and White. To Practice White Magick, I feel nothing wrong with, you are not hurting anyone by casting certain spells and some love spells are fine as long as the person you cast it on already loves you in the first place. Most white magick spells are harmless and very helpful in everyday life. For instance what harm is it to cast a spell to bless your home? Black Magick though mostly deals in your hexes and curses, and think about what they are? They are spells intentionally written to hurt another person. and Morally that is wrong, and those who meddle in black magick, usually get hit by Karma. Though don't avoid black magick entirely, because usually you can find anti curse and hex spells, and you need these if a Black Wiccan casts one on you or someone you love. Good and Bad does not lie within the craft, it lies within the witch, same as everything else, there is no good and bad things only what people chose to do... did that make sense?
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14 May 07
thanks for your reply i think its the same though with white and black magick it goes back to old times when they said black people were bad witches and white people were good and there is a lot of imagery like the white dove and black crow to support this. white magick is thought of as kind of a blessing and black as you say as witchcraft but i think white and black magick is the same good and bad and it depends on the person
@Galena (9123)
21 May 07
thing is, sometimes a situation calls for hexcraft. often a hex isn't so much to hurt someone as to stop them doing something that they want to do. that could be hitting their wife, or breaking in to your home or anything. at the end of the day, each of us must stand by our own actions and better that those actions do not shame us. when I have needed to turn to hexcraft it has been for a good reason, and I feel I can hold my head high and say "I did the right thing"
@magica (3710)
• Bulgaria
22 May 07
Well, i treat a witch like well-experienced woman with some unusual skills. And if she uses her skills for good, there is no problem- for me she is nothing worse then a traditional or untradional healer. They work with herbs, spells and mental energy. Spells are the same as the affirmations used by many spiritual practioners. So there is nothing so different, if you aware that everything you do- will return to you back and you have responsibility not to abuse.
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thats a very nice thing to say its true witches work with herbs and mental energy a witch is just like anyone else its your own self who has to know what you are doing and how it affects others
@jiang221 (38)
• China
22 May 07
I agree with you. Witchcraft is not good or bad.it depend on the people who use it.
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@draco666 (174)
• United States
20 May 07
I see the craft as a multi-colored prism. Good nor bad, its what you wish to do with it. What is your intent, Why are you using it, would you be offended if the roles would be reversed. Magick is a tool like a hammer use it to build or destroy. Hence it comes from you and carries your desire and emotions. For the record I follow by the Wiccan Rede as a framework and collect beliefs from many cultures also I don't like the terms "black" and "white" magick. Just my 2 cents
22 May 07
thanks for the reply i think thats right you have to see what the magick is for i dont know much about the wiccan rede but it sounds interesting yes the words black and white magick are often used wrongly
@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
26 Apr 07
I do believe witchcraft are for some evil works only because many things they practiced just for doing spels for others to get what they want.Witcharft or not witchcraft as long it can harm others it is bad. But if witchcraft things can help others and done anything not bad for them it can be good.
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26 Apr 07
yes it just depends how you use witchcraft but if someone means to do something bad to you then protecting yourself or someone else with magic is a good idea some dont believe in it but then there are a lot of negative forces out there and i always think its better to keep an open mind. some people are also very lucky and sometimes i wonder if its because they believe in magic and use it to help them in life
• United States
4 Apr 09
I have to agree with Galena and Raven on this one. Witchcraft, Magick, etc has no sides. It merely is. It's much like electricity, it's in the use. If one is shocked by lightening, that's bad. If one can use electricity to turn on the light to one's house, that's good. We can view all the elements this way, and in this sense Witchcraft. There are those who will use magick or witchcraft to their own means, and even that doesn't necessarily make them "bad", perhaps a tad selfish but not necessarily bad. If one inflicts willful harm on another, we could by all rights say that person was "bad" or "immoral" or "unethical". If one uses it for something to help another, we could say they were "good", "enabling", "ethical" or the lot. It's truly in the own judgement of the person using it. Namaste-Anora
@hershiez (464)
19 Feb 09
MERRY MEET! ^_^ hmmm...There is NO universal good or bad. It all depends on how it is used. The craft itself is fairly neutral. Blessed Be! ^_^