Black magic is a term used to refer to magic used for evil or selfish purposes. In Neopagan movements like the Wicca movement, black magic is seen as something that should never be used by any Wiccan practitioners. Wiccans hold the belief that magic should be utilized for good.
Black magic practices[edit | edit source]
- Necromancy: the art of using magic to raise, conjure or summon the dead.
- Curses/hexes: spells that are used to harm or cause bad luck to occure over a specific person or object.
- Immortality: Immortality is the state of being immortal (living forever). Immortality is viewed as black magic because magic should not be used to alter one's natural life span. Magic that goes against the flow of nature is forbidden.