Witch vs Coven
If there is any kind of ethics to be used in witchcraft proper, it would be to keep oaths of secrecy, don’t cheat, curse or steal from coven members, and don’t get caught by the authorities doing malefic workings. Otherwise, witches have always been known as being outside of the laws of the land, so as “outlaws,” they are free to do whatever they wish to do. The only caveat is that they take responsibility for their actions, and if things go wrong in their magickal operations, then the only one to blame is themselves. This is based on the folk tradition of witchcraft, and is often the place where one goes to determine a realistic approach to working witchcraft outside of a strict tradition. Some traditions of witchcraft are rather strict about performing what would be called “black magick,” but other traditions rely on the common sense of the operator.
London’s Curse: Murder, Black Magic And Tutankhamun. “My argument is that they were masterminded by Crowley, who had built a whole religion around Ancient Egypt and would have found the opening of the tomb a desecration. The “curse” first appeared in London when a 23-year-old Egyptian prince who had visited the tomb twice, was shot dead outside his suite at the Savoy Hotel by his French wife. It is claimed to have uncovered clues that Crowley met Marie-Marguerite in Paris a decade earlier, when they had been lovers. He argues the bisexual English mystic had the opportunity and motive to put her up to the shooting.
Genesis tells us that before light existed, “the earth was without form, and void: and darkness was upon the face of the deep.” Black has the power to swallow other colours up, and some have described black as ‘death with no appeal’ as opposed to white which is ‘death with the hope of rebirth’. So it seems that Asia has a much more positive view of death than the West, and although Europeans and Americans (and some Asians now) think of black as the colour of funerals, this really only dates back to the start of the 13th century, when Pope Innocent III made black the official colour of this rite of passage (reflecting a Greek tradition of dressing dead bodies in black). Black is the antithesis of white, and its equal as an absolute colour, and depending on its tone can be the absence or the addition of other colours. Symbolically black is most often seen in its negative aspects including primeval darkness, formless matter and the underworld. Black sucks in colour, from which there is no escape and suggests chaos, nothingness, night sky, shadows on the ground, evil, anguish, sorrow, the unconscious and death.
Each one of us has desires, our very own list of dreams and longings. Creation may have its own blueprint for us, but our personal desires cannot be easily wished away. They may be extravagant or mundane, ambitious or trivial, they may be inconvenient, they may be too personal to share, but they are ours. And for us, they are real, they are precious, they are urgent and deeply significant. Many thousands of years ago, there was a master priest and scholar, whose name was Brihaspati. Naturally, Indra, the King of Gods himself, hired him as his official priest. A priest was very important because it was Dwapara Yuga, a time when rituals were the most significant aspect of people’s lives. They learnt to use methods and substances to impact their own life, the situations around them, and the lives of others. A remnant of this ritualistic culture still lives on in the southern part of the country. Kerala has probably kept up more ritual, and in greater purity, than any other part of the country.