Black Magick, the Dark Arts, and Sorcery

Thanks, graycloak - I’ve added myself to a couple areas.  I dunno if I agree with Sorcery being conflated with “black magic” and “the dark arts” per se, but… meh.  :D

Eek.. Sorry :\  This is a result of my studies at The Grey School of Wizardry, I fully admit. It’s rather instinctual to think in those ways now - I hope i didn’t offend you, or anyone else for that matter.

They make a big deal of framing “Black Magick/Dark Arts/Sorcery" as labels of obfuscation and not morality - That is, White Magick and Black Magick are not on opposite ends of a moral spectrum, but rather Black Magick and the Dark Arts are so named because they were shrouded in deeper mystery than the more ritualistic White, or Ceremonial, Magicks.

I got an “A” on one paper I wrote, because I explained how the term Black Magick has never held negative connotations for me, because of my years playing games: Starting with my early RPGs, games from Final Fantasy on have tended to break magic out in terms of utility, not morality (for the most part. There are, of course, exceptions) - White Magic is traditionally seen as Defensive and Black Magic is traditionally seen as Offensive. So for me, these terms have always been more about how the utility of magick was classified, and not about the morality of their use.

In the notes, the teacher commented she had never seen that explanation before, and was fascinated at how the Gaming world tended to portray the morals of magic so differently than the rest of pop-culture. 

Anyway, I got kind of long winded there, but I wanted to try and explain where I’m coming from, and why I automatically lump those together. Again, I hope no one was offended - I honestly did not mean any offence, or any judgment of morality, by it.

Witches, Wizards, & Sorcerers Directory

pomegranateandivy:

pomegranateandivy:

I want a directory of the tumblr witchcraft community, so that when someone is looking for a particular branch of witchcraft there’s an easy list of the blogs all in one place :)

Feel free to Add your blog to the list, and include a link, you can add your name under any applicable fields

If you have a category you fall under that isn’t on the list, go ahead an add it, you can also message me with a list of the things you practice if you’d like me to add you to the list :) I’m hoping this make it’s easier to find resources in the community, that are relevant to what someone is looking for at the time, and that we can also use it to discover similar blogs, or new interests

Alchemy

Astral Work

Astrology

Black Magick (See Sorcery)

Blood Magic (sangomancy)

Candle Magic

Celestial Work

Chaos Magic

Dark Arts (See Sorcery)

Empathy

Energy Manipulation

Demon Work

Divination (general)

Dragon Magic

Dream Work

Druidry

Fairy/Fae Magic

Folk Magic

Gargoyle Magic

General Witchcraft

Green Magic

Glamour/Glamor Magic

Hearth Magic

Herb Magic

Hermetic Practices

Hoodoo

Kaeleerean Magick

Kitchen Magic

Knot/Thread Magic

Mirror Magic

Necromancy

Norse Spellwork

NorthEastern Magic

Protection Magic

Pop Culture Magic

Psychic Work

Pyromancy

Rootwork

Rune Work

Scrying

Sea/Ocean Magic

Sewing Magic

Sex Magic

Sigil work

Solomonic Magick

Sorcery / Black Magick / Dark Arts

Spirit Magic

Stone/Crystal Magic

Storm Magic

Tarot

Weather Work (general)

Winter Witchcraft

Wizardry (as a philosophy of study)

Bonus: Volunteers for Research Assistance!

Reblogging, added a few categories, as well as put runewynd in a few per request :)

bookshop:

solongasitswords:

nullbula:

thesylverlining:

what happened in roughly 1870 though
why was there temporary internet
with a few people searching for pokemon?

It’s a search of Google books, but the question still stands, what the Fuck happened in 1870

I CAN ANSWER THIS!!
In the Cornish dialect of English, Pokemon meant ‘clumsy’ (pure coincidence).
In the mid 1800s there was a surge of writing about the Cornish language and dialect in an attempt to preserve them with glossaries and dictionaries being written. I wrote about it HERE.


I just love that this post happened to find the ONE HUMAN ON THE INTERNET who had the answer to this question

bookshop:

solongasitswords:

nullbula:

thesylverlining:

what happened in roughly 1870 though

why was there temporary internet

with a few people searching for pokemon?

It’s a search of Google books, but the question still stands, what the Fuck happened in 1870

I CAN ANSWER THIS!!

In the Cornish dialect of English, Pokemon meant ‘clumsy’ (pure coincidence).

In the mid 1800s there was a surge of writing about the Cornish language and dialect in an attempt to preserve them with glossaries and dictionaries being written. I wrote about it HERE.

I just love that this post happened to find the ONE HUMAN ON THE INTERNET who had the answer to this question

arcanemysteries:

constantine-spiritworker:

Aw yes! I was thinking about doing that tonight too! I have 2 bulk-size boxes of tealight candles.

here’s what I learned;

  • only do 3 at a time (unless you have a BIG candle warmer)
  • the candles soften very quickly, mine were completely melted in roughly 3 minutes
  • tea lights with wicks that are bent/broken won’t handle this well/you have to watch them closely to make sure they don’t cool with the wick buried in the wax
  • keep something nearby that you can use to touch hot metal with hot wax inside
  • a heatproof dish (like a big candle dish) would be good to keep nearby, too, since you never know when you might need it
  • you might end up wanting a completely separate candle warmer JUST to do this (I bought one for $5 at walmart today) and mine’s already covered in wax. #_#

Babes do you think that that will work with these:

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I usually do mine in a double boiler on the stove when I enchant my glass candles and add my herbs oils, trinkets,etc, but wanted to know if anyone had experience with these and the candle warmer.

I don’t have much personal experience with that, arcanemysteries, so take this cum grano salis, but my gut reaction is you’re probably better off with your current double-boiler method. 

sunfell:

Reblog if you are a mage, witch, wizard, occultist, shaman or any metaphysical sort of person.

I’m so excited to see one of these that include my areas for once! :D hahaha.. *squee*