About Curses and Cursing
About Curses and Cursing
If you've been reading my blog, then you've probably figured out I'm not the nicest person. By that I mean I view magic as tool, and I have no problem using it to further my goals. For the record, yes I WILL use make to curse others if I feel it would be an effective use of my time and energy.
Now in my last post, I talked about cursing as a means to help the recipient learn whatever you feel they need to understand. I"m not going back on that. But I WILL point out that, that's not the only use. I have been known to throw anal itch curses on people when I just wanted to make them suffer. It's petty and I know that, so I own it.
I'm not out to reach enlightenment, I make no claims to be a saint. I am human and I revel in it. I LIKE being human. I like that we aren't perfect because that means humans have the ability to learn and grow...assuming they apply themselves. Some choose not to, at which point I come along and gleefully beat them with a clueX4.
The thing I see a lot of is people DENYING these less them pleasant aspects of themselves, these socially unacceptable things as if doing so will make them go away. Trust me, it doesn't. Instead they will not only find a way to manifest, it will likely be at a terrible time in a godawful way that very possibly will snow ball into something even worse. This is the danger of repression. So what's the alternative? Embrace it. Accept it. Realize that this is part of you and as such it's in your control. It's OKAY to be petty. It's okay to get pissy. Just make sure it's on your terms, rather then a knee jerk reaction.
And the same with spell work. If you lack control in spell work, you're hooped. If you try to power a spell with blind rage, yes it will be powerful, but good luck targeting that sucker. This is of course assuming you can manage the necessary focus to make and send out a spell in the first place.
So what's the point of this post? You don't have to be perfect. You don't have to live by "harm none". You don't have to go through life trying to be someone you're not. What you have to do is figure out who you are, what you CHOOSE to do/be and then accept the consequences; good and bad.
Luna_Lost wrote 326 Days Ago (neutral)0I respect your opinion, but I guess I'm going to be the one to disagree. However, I first wanted to ask if you were a covenspace member in the past as I remember your name.
That said, I personally see it as a little naive to think that all of humanity can be lumped into one generalization. We are all vastly different and to say it's in our nature to be one way or another is a bit of a stretch. Personally I'm not violent, I think attacking people physically is the result of not having the ability to phrase coherent thoughts. I'm not the nicest person, but I use my voice as my weapon, and I don't bother getting angry because that's an automatic loss. Once the person gets under your skin that much, you're done. Also, to get angry, I would have to care what that person thinks. If someone physically attacked me, I would defend myself naturally. However if I was to attack a person, I wouldn't do it with magic. To me it'd be like punching a coma patient, they can't defend themselves. Most people aren't even aware magic exists, how do you protect yourself from that?
As for the harm none bit, I don't think it's that restricting. It's being described like people who follow that principle, or even just believe in karma spend every moment thinking about how what they do effects others. I don't think that's the case. I've never heard of someone analyzing every aspect of a spell to make sure it's not harmful. I think it's pretty simple to know if it is or isn't in the first place. Sure some magic could affect others, but I don't think it's actual harm, and the intent obviously isn't there either. Like if you get a job someone else would have gotten, the person isn't going to die as a direct result. It's not a universal guideline, it depends on your beliefs. Some people probably do take it to an extreme, but I think it'd be a small group.0 points
Mysterys-keeper wrote 329 Days Ago (positive)1I have used itching curses to protect my stuff when I noticed things goin missing. Sooner or later I'd see the culprit scratching.....As for the idea of Harm None-thats pretty difficult and worrisome. If ya really follow that idea it leads to too much thinking about harm and not enough action.0 points Eriis wrote 330 Days Ago (neutral)0Harm none, is, in my opinion, ridiculous. You can't walk around and not harm something. Besides, not all of us here are Wiccans. Harm None is only a Wiccan term. However, I do have an idea I'd like to throw your way. Just what if, we re-incarnate into different lives, because our soul needs to experience everything. And I do mean Everything. We need to learn something from being an asshole, or a murderer. We need to learn something from being a victim as well. Just what if, on the other side we choose what we are going to do in the next life and we go into contract with other souls. We have a contract with one soul that needs to learn something from being a victim so our contract stipulates that we are going to be the one to victimize them, and vice versa probably in other lives. If this is the case, and you can look at this two different ways, you went into contract with them to curse them. I tend to think that a more direct approach would be better, but that's just my opinion. On the other hand completely, you are messing with their process--their lesson, so to speak. Maybe, they're acting the way they do because on the other side they chose this lesson to learn and the consequences and they're just fulfilling their lessons. We all go through this cycle of growth for our souls. We need to learn everything to understand what it is to be human. What if there was no "Good" and no "Evil"?1 point Chippewapagan wrote 330 Days Ago (neutral)0Being one step ahead of the blackness I see in them is why I am still on this plane in the first place.
The spell has to be thought out, planned, control is needed for focus to hit their weak spots, then watch them fall.
There are those who specifically look for the weakness in their victims, and those are the ones they target. The weakness is generally believing that most of the human race can be trusted and that is what they use against the blind mice therefore the "harm none" philosophy basically leaves them wide open for these types of people.0 points
Midnight_Rider wrote 330 Days Ago (neutral)0Harm none is a rather naive philosophy imho and I have seen people use mental gymnastics to explain why the retribution they are planning doesn't violate the 'harm none' directive. Why not just shit can the 'harm none' idea altogether. The world has no qualms about harming me so at the very least I want to protect myself and family. If the side effect is causing harm, oh well.3 points
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