“An it harm none, do as you will”
“Do as you will shall be the whole of the law”.
The Wiccan “Rule of Three” (everything you send out comes back to you threefold which should make anyone a bit hesitant to do harm). We should also know that lots of people who use magick are not Wiccans; indeed many Christians (who have their own Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”) create effects in accordance with their will, even if they add phrases like “for the best of all” or “this or something better”. Some call it “manifesting” or “prayer” not magick, but it seems to be pretty much the same thing.
However, given that humans seem to have this ability (to greater or lesser extent- but greater as we practice with it), we then must look at the ethics of doing something with this ability. Can we, as Breitbart reporter Charlie Nash said last week, accept that “feminist-inspired witchcraft movement is casting evil spells on White House officials” and that this is an “increasing thing under Trump”? Last February there was a similar story from the same source telling of Witches casting a binding spell on Trump. This could be just more Trump generated Faux News, or perhaps some of us are trying to use the resources we have to minimize the damage of an out-of-control government. If we complain about the rich “buying” favors, are we as bad as they if we use resources other people may not have to encourage the ends we want?
Wednesday I’m going to talk about the ethics of using magick on other people, and I’d love others to call in with their perspectives, whether you’re for or against it, whether you’re a witch or not, whether you cast or manifest.
LIVE 12/27 8pm est