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Different Types of Magic and Witchcraft: An Ultimate Guide

There are countless generations who find peace and significance in witchcraft. A large group of people is working to open up the realm of magic on the internet for everyone from newbie witches who want to experiment with “The Olde Ways” to more experienced witches, heathens, and pagans alike.

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Pick Your Magick

From the Greek “magick,” the word magic is derived. “Magic” can have a broader definition in Wicca and mystical circles that encompasses spiritual transformation. Paganism recognizes several forms of magic, yet each form shares a fundamental idea. The term “magic” in the academic sense refers to a range of rituals, both inside and outside of recognized faiths, that range from small-scale informal ritual actions to large-scale events. Let’s take a look at different types of practiced magic.

Black Magic

Historically, the term “black magic,” often referred to as “dark magic,” has been used to describe the employment of magic or supernatural abilities for bad and self-serving ends. It may be done by gazing directly into the victim’s eyes or utilizing the victim’s hair, clothing, or photo. Black magic is not a recent phenomenon; it has been used for centuries.

Keep in mind, nevertheless, that not all Pagan traditions categorize magic into simple categories like “good” or “evil.” Additionally, it is true that most magic does have some effect on other people’s free will, albeit this is not always a terrible thing. Magical work involves bringing about change. There is no way to practice magic without having some sort of effect on something or someone, sometime, somewhere, unless you are solely performing magic on yourself, which is fine if that is what you choose to do.

White Magic

In the past, the term “white magic” has been used to describe the employment of magic or supernatural abilities for good. White magic practitioners have been referred to as wise men or women, healers, white witches, or white wizards. Many of these individuals asserted that they were able to perform these actions because of knowledge or power that was given to them either through hereditary lines or as a result of an incident that occurred later in their lives. White magic is the good-natured opposite of evil black magic and was practiced through healing, blessing, charms, incantations, prayers, and songs.

Ceremonial

Ceremonial magic is widely understood to be magic in which the practitioner invokes the spirit realm through certain ceremonies and invocations. Thelema, Enochian magic, Kabbalah, and other esoteric theories are frequently interwoven into ceremonial magic, which is also known as high magic.

  Faustian

Faust, also known as Faustus or Doctor Faustus, is the protagonist of one of the most enduring stories in Western literature and mythology. It tells the tale of a German necromancer or astrologer who trades his soul for knowledge and power to the devil. The theme of Faustian involves forsaking moral principles in order to achieve power, knowledge, or wealth. characterized by spiritual suffering or unhappiness. characterized by a thirst for learning or mastery.

      Enochian

Enochian magic, which is mostly used by angels, is a very potent type of magic. It has a strong connection to the Enochian language. Enochian is an esoteric language that was allegedly created by angels, according to its creators. The climb to God, whomever you may worship, is made possible by the strong, old-fashioned magic known as Enochian magic.

      Kabbalah

In historical Judaism, a part of the Jewish mystical tradition called practical Kabbalah deals with the use of magic. Its practitioners saw it as authorized white magic, reserved for the elite, who could distinguish its spiritual source from the Qliphoth regions of evil if carried out in a holy and righteous manner.

      Voodoo

Black magic commonly referred to as dark magic, and voodoo both relate to the use of paranormal abilities. Black magic and voodoo have long been a part of the mythological allure. Voodoo is a deeply misunderstood spiritual tradition with a long history that unites many people of African descent. A religion called voodoo has its roots in the transatlantic slave trade.

      Abjuration

For those seeking to ward off, drive away, block, or defend. People who practice this school may weave magic to shield both themselves and others. This would also be called protection magic for self-defense against whoever may have ill intentions to send your way.

Enchantment/Charm

Enchantment relies on changing a person’s opinions, charming them, or compelling them to take a certain course of action—or to do nothing. It affects the mind and enthralls the senses.

Divination

Having the capacity to perceive magical auras, travel across the globe in their mind’s eyes, and even find lost objects by reading the ebb and flow of the arcane as it is affected by the forces of the cosmos.

Illusion

Magicians create illusions by deliberate deceit, thus there is nothing mystical or otherworldly about magic tricks. In this type of acting, the performer hides actions that only they are aware of while presenting the audience with one reality.

  Invocation/Evocation

A god, spirit, ancestor, planetary energy, elemental, or other entity may be called upon through an invocation in order to communicate, make a request for manifestation, or make a sacrifice. As a form of devotion and initiation into their secrets, magicians can also employ invocation to establish a connection with a god.

Evocation, on the other hand, differs in that the practitioner, or operant, summons a spirit or entity to carry out a specified duty, get knowledge, or perform some other useful application intended for manifestation in the physical world. Following the procedure, the practitioner dismisses or banishes the spirit to allow it to finish the mission and leave the room or area of evocation.

Necromancy

The Greek word nekros, which means “dead body” or “dead person,” is the origin of the first component of necromancy. The second portion derives from the Greek verb manteuesthai, which means “to predict, divine.” The Assyrians, Babylonians, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and Etruscans all engaged in necromancy in antiquity, but in medieval Europe, it was frowned upon by the church and might have gotten you in some trouble in the past.

Bright Blessings!

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