The DARK SIDE
In following my blog, you all know that I do not like discussing dark, well, anything. However, many of you are not only asking questions about topics such as dark magic, dark angels, demons, voodoo, and witchcraft, but are actively experimenting in some of these areas. I can discuss dark angels in a lot of detail because I have learned quite a bit about them from children, reading books, and learning from Pastors. However, I needed the help from the public in order to teach you all about dark topics. Furthermore, I want to again clarify my stance about all things dark in the world of the paranormal.
As we dive into all things dark over the next few weeks, I want you to know a few things:
1. Education is key. Teach children and adolescents the reason(s) to avoid black magic, for example.
2. Be an active listener despite your own beliefs. It takes all of my energy at times, to keep my mouth closed with regard to what I hear from kids.
3. Try not to judge them. It's hard because none of us want kids participating in dark rituals. However, many are doing just that and we must be impartial and unbiased. Changing their thoughts and behaviors are the priority more than our own beliefs.
4. All: Tell kids the truth. Make sure that you are honest about what black magic means, even if the topic is scary to you and them. Lets explore black magic below.
The topic alone is nerve-wracking for me and lately, numerous people have spoken to me about their dark religious practices and even prayers to dark entities. As others talk to me, some of them are unaware of their dealings with darkness. At times, I mentioned that their practices were dark, but they are either in denial or aware of it but refuse to remove these activities from their lives. When this involves children, my mindset changes because I get somewhat nervous and uneasy about children learning how to invoke demons, for example. Others are praying to dark objects and other entities that they are channeling on their own, and some are asking questions and trying to convince me that they need more than God to ward off demons. Some of you maybe frightened or put off by these individuals, but guess what? Not me! I am there to listen to them, and they know that they can talk to me about it all. Admittedly, what gets under my skin, however, is dark magic. Recently, since all things dark has been mentioned frequently, I started reading about it - again. I'm not happy about it, but my job via this blog is to educate. I am a life-long learner, and I like to read which at times keeps me up at night. In addition, I also ask a ton of questions to gather information in order to understand another's perspective. So I asked others in person,
"What is Dark Magic?"
And boy ole boy did they tell me their answers from history lessons to current trends lo! I was aware of what black magic means by definition, but truly what is it, was my question. Let me tell you: It's probably the scariest form of magic that some partake in for evil. It is a cross between religion and magic that seems fascinating to some despite its origin, or dimension of spirituality. Invoking spirits depends upon the practitioner and their purpose. Some people use white magic, for example, but not everything white is good according to Nebulous Children - remember? Others call upon dark spirits for a purpose, or beneficial outcome for themselves. These rituals go far back in history and was never viewed as positive, or pleasing to the public, not even in 2022. Those who practiced witch craft centuries ago, were executed. Today, I have experienced parents involving their children in dark rituals, cults, and witchcraft. Yes, I have and I have stories about it that I will tell in later blogs for you
The intent for black magic is the focus, but not necessarily the person in modern times. Surprisingly, I just learned that some who practice modern witchcraft remove themselves from black magic which is good. Black magic has been correlated with Satanism with the invocation of demons and spirits, but those who practice Satanism do not always worship such spiritual beings. Make sense? This is why I mention that you cannot be judgmental! Individuals can practice what they choose to, but my advice is for you to stay away from dark magic. I posed a question on Quora, "Dark Magic? What advice would you give to me for children who want to participate in dark rituals and/or practices?" Read below about what others shared with me about practicing dark magic. Some of these individuals know all about Occultism:
Note: Response #1 suggested I add the age of the children in my questions to clarify. Will do!
1. ”Dark magic”? There isn’t really such thing as “dark magic,” there’s only magic. Magic is a neutral force. But if by “dark” you mean spiritual practices that have darker associations, I don’t recommend them for children. Any kind of darker spiritual work requires Shadow work as a prerequisite, which means diving into the darkness in your own soul. Most children cannot handle something like Shadow work, and even those that do should come to it on their own terms and not be thrown into it by a ritual. This sort of self-awareness or self-analysis is necessary to be able to handle all the heaviness that “darker” entities (like chthonic gods or Goetic demons) will throw at you. Death, sex, and power will inevitably come up. Katabasis is difficult for anyone to handle psychologically, let alone a child. Goetic work and the like is only a good idea if you’re an advanced practitioner.
So, children probably shouldn’t be doing dark rituals, unless they really need it to process some kind of trauma (and that’s far from an ideal situation for them to be in). Stick to things that are simple, lighthearted, and fun instead of heavy and soul-rending. Edit: Never mind, if you’re talking about teenagers then they are perfectly capable of handling all of the above. Just tell them to take it slow and do their research.
2. That they don't get involved. It's more than a question of age, is a question of the Retribution Law. Dark magic is characterized as magic that harms others, so the Law of Return will make sure we pay the price for every action we take.
Also, searching for such thematic is a door to other underworld knowledges and for potentially finding dangerous people who will take advantage of children characteristic naiveness. I'm talking about physical dangers, not spiritual.
So, for many reasons, black magic is not a subject for children. It envolves violence, blood, sacrifices, ritualistic sex (dubious practices of all natures), demons, necromancy, sorcerers and/or any type of criminal lurking in those shadows of the internet, etc.
I understand, the occult and specially it's dark side can be appealing to some people. But entering this “world” needs a conscious and mature decision, which our children are not ready for so early (in fact, we grown ups shouldn't search for black magic too!
Note the commonality in the aforementioned responses to my question because I underlined them.
Conclusion: Do not involve yourself in black magic kids!
There are people out there who know far more than I do about dark magic, as you can read above but listen to me:
Do not be afraid to share your feelings with those that you trust.
Makes sure that you refrain from practicing dark magic.
Invoking dark entities is not a good idea.
One thing that I can say for sure is that I learned a lot from children about God and Satan, along with my own learning and biblical beliefs.
Many children have been under my care who can see beyond what I can see. Those children have numerous accounts with both dark and white entities and other paranormal activity. Those same children will tell you that you do not want to deal with dark angels in any form. If you had the ability to see them, you would be just as scared as they are...
Then, you would know not to interact with them, or practice