The art of magick, being action and reaction.
Ah, magick, the word alone let hearts beat quicker, some in fear, others in joy. It is an art, that needs to be looked at and practiced with care. Not for the right hand path idea, that what you do, will return in threefold, but because if you don't use magick as it should, it will not work, or if you can't handle it, it will turn against you.
Basically the use of magick is simple, we take action, through an energy working, ritual or what ever, and aim toward a reaction, especially that what we want to get done. How exactly the art works, is something that we can discuss lengthy, but its better to use this time, to learn using the power of Magick, being the power of the universe and the gods/ devils or archetypes, that are our guiding light.
The first question that we need to put, is what the difference is between black and white magick? Well, I believe there is none. Nature doesn't know of black and white, these are subjective idea's created by men. To often I have seen white light groups use magick to obtain power or glory, and so called black light groups use it for healing.
So don't be bothered with trying to find out what colour of magick it should be, unless its the colour that fits you and your needs.
Another question that we can raise, is which power we need to use, that of love or hate. well, most of us will know, that the dividing line between these two is very thin. Factually the most powerful rites I did, were based on hate, and I can assure you that it didn't come back in threefold, as fluffy white lighteners claim. Lol.
For example, I remember a time, when I wanted to get even with a social club, where I helped out a lot, but suddenly I wasn't welcome any more. So when they had their annual BBQ, it was splendid weather, though the weather forecast said, some rain could fall during the day. I used the rite of destruction, found in the works of Dr. Anton Szandor LaVey, and performed it with strength in mind and voice (loudly), and filled with hate.
The first hours there wasn't any reaction, but by the time, the food was ready, the sky turned dark and a thunderstorm ruined the clubs perfect day. I enjoyed it greatly and was glad to have had my revenge.
Another time, I was walking my dog and still needed a go a long distance, while a storm was quickly coming closer. In mind I sought contact with Sutekh, asking that the storm, would not hit us, till I was home. Though the wind started to blow and lighting flashed through the sky, not a drop of rain fell, till I was safely at home. And then it was as a flud came over the earth.
In obtaining items, it some times succeeded me, to buy things that I wanted for a very good price and in a (very) short period of time.
So I am convinced of the art and power of magick, which is nothing more then exercising our will over the elements around us, does work. Whether we use only our minds to send the energy out, or perform a ritual, this isn't important, but what counts is that we use a method that works for us personally.
I used to be very fond of rituals, most likely a remainder of my time as a traditional catholic priest, but turned again more towards simple energy working, which is a renewal of my earlier workings on this level.
Using a ritual that we don't like, or doesn't ring a bell for us, is meaningless. If you are not connected with what you perform, don't use it. What ever way you use, be one with it and it shall radiate strongly from you towards the universe/ gods and bring you that what you desire.
If you have performed your working or ritual, see as if what you want, is already obtained and be joyful about it.
If you hesitated, or think it will not work, then you break down the energy and the result will fade. Also remember, small things are more easy to become, then something large, but in the end, measurements or importance isn't the main issue, but simply if you believe in it or not.
Never forget the power(s) that aide you in your working, be it gods, devils or archetypes. Be thankful for your connection with them, as I praise Sutekh, my personal angle to infinity.