This is black magick and this is white magick.
This is a malediction and this is a blessing.
This is self-serving magick and this is altruistic magick.
This is a harmful spell and this is a healing spell.
This is a magickal truth and this is a deception.
But we are all aware that life is not this tidy. Life is not clean. It’s messy and dirty, which is the same for Witchcraft. There are no limits to magick. There are no boundaries when casting spells. Everything is possible and the only moral code that should be followed is the one defined by the Witch.
This is the precise reason as to why the Witch is required “To Know” themselves. If we do not know what we believe and why we believe what we believe we could be sabotaging our own spells, but knowing requires work and effort on the Witch’s part. We are required to consider our beliefs, morals, and values, to consider the situation or spell that we are about to cast or the working we are about to undertake. We must consider the way in which we perceive our life experience, which is built one upon the other creating subtle lays of our personality and being. What I know and understand about myself, what I have learned about my experiences is going to be unique to me and even within my own life there will be no absolutes because the Witch I am today is not the same Witch I was last year, or last month, last week, or even yesterday. I am ever growing, changing, and expanding as are you. This means that today I may judge a spell as harmful, but when I consider it next week or next month I may perceive it as beneficial. Witchcraft is all subjective and fluid.
I realize that it is important for our society to have laws to govern our behavior so that we can have guidelines for living within a community. It makes sense to me to have a structure where there are clear expectations and consequences when those expectations are not met, but I do not perceive the necessity to have such laws or rules within Witchcraft since the Craft is a personal practice. If the Witch desires structure then the Witch creates that structure for themselves based on their Knowing of Self, Knowledge of His or Her Craft, and Relationship with the Spirit Realm.
Even after sharing this with you there is an appreciation within Witchcraft for UPG (Unverified Personal Gnosis) and traditional knowledge that has been shared over the years from the Witches of years passed, but this knowledge must be regarded within the context it was written or shared. The Witch recognizes, understands, and Knows how to interpret the accessed information and either discard it or incorporate that knowledge into his or her own practice. Not all shared information will be relevant to the Witch and sometimes it will not be true. We see this happen often with correspondences. Some of us find that the traditional correspondences found in spell books and online sources align effectively with the desired outcome of our spells and aid in the manifestation of our intention, but for other Witches they do not. This does not mean that there is something inherently “wrong” with those Witches or their Craft. It simply means that they must find a correspondence that works for them.
Another example of this is the concept of our dominate or right hand being the projective hand and the non-dominate or left hand being the receptive hand. For me this is a truth within my Craft, but for my husband it is not. My husband is left handed and his dominate hand is his left hand, but he also projects with both his left and his right hands while his receptive hand is his right hand. Both experiences are right and both are wrong depending on the Witch that is practicing because our Craft is personal.
Witchcraft is a way of life. It is a living and breathing practice, which grows as the Witch grows. It expands as the Witch learns more about his or her self and the nature of the Universe.