Magic is and always has been one of the essential functions of nature. It is the means by which all that surround us is powered. While science struggles to explain all that there is, many things still defy explanation, such as how the universe and the life that flourishes in it began in the first place. Using conventional wisdom to come to an understanding of how the circle of life functions will always lead one down a dead end path, unless magic is accepted as an explanation for the unknown forces that exist all around us.
While conventional religions dismiss the existence of magic they will at the same time use prayer as an excepted means of exerting one's will to circumvent the rules of the three dimensional world that exists around us. While misguided, the act of praying is in fact an attempt at using magic.
Performing effective magic requires some measure of study and practice and with time any true believer in the powers of Wicca can harness the necessary powers to work magic. This doesn't exclude the beginner, for if one truly believes, then the powers can be summoned to perform magical working in one's life.
The forces that power magical workings flow throughout the universe and exist on metaphysical planes that must be tapped into when casting your spell. Deities are another source of magical powers that can be of great assistance when conducting a ritual with the intent of causing magical change.
Reaching inside of yourself, even beyond the subconscious to the super-conscious is an integral key to performing magic, for it is in the super-conscious where your true psychic energies are contained. Meditation is the key to achieving this; hence the understanding of meditation techniques is crucial in performing effective magic.
The Wiccan threefold return law governs all magic and magical workings and it simply decrees that magic that is sent out returns to the sender threefold. Abide by the Wiccan threefold law and all good things will come to you and never abuse the powers you harness.
The practitioner of white magic has chosen quite possibly the easiest and most problem free form of the magical arts to excel in and this is for a number of reasons. Those who use white magic spells do no harm unto others and they typically tend to draw no adversaries that would bring them conflict. For this reason alone, those who perform white magic spells tend to live lives of peace and more often than not are able to focus their energies on their work - remaining undisturbed in their studies and practice.
This is of the utmost importance, as white magic spells require a deep and profound understanding of the intrinsic laws of nature. These are the same laws that govern the use of white magic spells.
White magic spells are helpful tools for someone who is in the beginning stages of their journey into the realm of white magic. White magic spells are available to be utilized to help gain a broader understanding of the inner workings of white magic, until such time that the practitioner accrues the level of knowledge and wisdom that is the prerequisite for writing and casting effective white magic spells.
Learning the how and why the basic tools of white magic spells function is imperative. The tools that should be studied first are herbs, oils, and runes. Knowledge of and the mastery therein, of celestial forces and the many ways that they exert their influence during the conduction of white magic is invaluable wisdom and can be a learning process that has no real end.
Finding and maintaining a place where the forces and powers of white magic spells can be focused and accumulated is of the utmost importance to the Wiccan.
It should be a place that is conducive to profound contemplation or a place in nature such as a very large rock or a bend in a small creek where natural forces will tend to exist and magnify.
Black magic and the use of black magic spells is defined as the negative use of the spiritual and or cosmic powers and energies that surround us to bring unfortunate consequences on a person by causing them hardship, misfortune and depravity or to cause their moral fiber to decay. I will NEVER use this magic for anything.
Performing black magic spells is a very dangerous thing to do and many times can and will bring harm and misfortune to the practitioner as prescribed by the Wiccan threefold law of return. There are those who will argue that when a person is engaging in activities that bring harm unto others, that this person must be stopped. By true natural law, it would be justified to use all means necessary to hinder this person's nefarious undertakings and deeds.
Anger and revenge are powerful human emotions that lurk inside all human beings and many are the people who walk among the good people of the earth that are well deserving of hate and rage by virtue of their own selfish and evil doings.
Unfortunately, far too many times it is decent and good natured folk that are the targets of black magic spells by those who would intentionally bring them misfortune and mental strife.
If you are the victim of such a spell, a solid determination must be made as to the source of the spell or spells if at all possible. A proactive course of action must be undertaken to counter and remove the effects of the black magic spells. There are those who may covet what you possess either tangibly or intangibly and tragically, far too many times, it is revealed to be a close friend or loved one that is the source of ones black magic treachery.
One must prepare themselves for the eventual outcome when one begins their quest for the source of the black magic spell that they have been on the receiving end of. The first priority however; should always be to remove or reverse the effects of the black magic spell. Once a determination has been made as to the source of the spell a proper prescribed course of action must be taken, lest one's suffering continue indefinitely.
The most common and effective course of treatment for symptoms of black magic spells is reversal spells, that effectively return to the sender what ever evil has been done unto the hapless recipient of a black magic spell.
One must bear in mind that in Wicca or magic, knowledge is power. While others debate and struggle with one another over the rules and the particulars of history and tradition, you are free to cut your own path and begin to practice magic even as you are reading this. Try not to get too caught up in the dogma of any religion, including Wicca and the practice of magic.