The Dark Side of Witchcraft: Does It Exist?

The Spiritual Garden

There’s a lot of controversy in our community over the topic of “black magick” and “curses”.

I’ve wanted to discuss this for a while, but haven’t had the time to get into it as deeply as I’d like. I have a couple spells that I’d like to write about, and thought that this needed to come first to explain my own opinion about the “big, bad side of witchcraft”.

Is there a Dark Side of Magick?

Firstly, let’s discuss the definitions of magick and witch. Magick, for me, is the manipulation of energy through intent. A Witch is a person who uses magick purposefully. I’ve said this before, I know (here and here).

I’ve seen many over-complicated and semantically argued definitions, but I like to keep things as simple and encompassing as possible. Witches come in all different shapes, sizes, capacities, and practices- but boiled down, we all…

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