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Gray Witch Practices and Beliefs

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Gray witch practices in magic are based on the belief that dual polarities define all life. This belief that two opposites are needed to create a whole is an ancient concept.

What Is a Gray Witch?

Simply put, a gray witch uses magic that is a combination of both light and dark, or more aptly, positive and negative energies. The two opposites combine to make a whole, meaning the energy is no longer separated into positive and negative forces.

Gray Witchcraft Explains Magic Is Neutral

According to gray witchcraft, divine energy is created by dual polarities and is therefore neutral, just like nature is neutral. For a gray witch, both positive and negative magic energies can be used without fear of possible harmful consequences.

Gray Witchcraft and Black Magic Spells

If a gray witch casts a black magic spell, there will clearly be harm in the magical intent. A gray witch isn't concerned about these consequences since she/he feels justified in using the black magic. In this instance, the gray witch believes while there will be a negative effect, dual polarity means there will also be an equal positive effect somewhere.

How a Gray Witch Practices Magic

A witch's intentions may be dark or light when she/he uses magic to fulfill a desire. A gray witch believes it isn't the magic itself that does damage. Magic energy remains neutral; it is the witch's intentions that point the magic to its target.

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Illusion of a Single Polarity

In this concept, black magic and white magic becomes an illusion since both exist at the same time. They are opposites; therefore, they must exist. There cannot be a negative if there isn't a positive and vice-versa. They exist together or not at all.

Understanding How to Work With Polarity in Magic

The gray witch is cognizant that magic has two polarities. She/he works with both opposing forces. This philosophy of witchcraft means the rule of "harm no one" cannot be applied since good (positive) needs bad (negative) in order to be whole. Negative requires positive to be whole. That is polarity magic and the gray witch doesn't avoid magic simply because it may do harm.

Instance of Good and Bad Results

A very simplistic explanation of how this philosophy of neutral magic works is to examine a protection spell. The good and bad results might be the target of the black magic spell is harmed, while the person defended by the black magic spell is protected. A gray witch may view this as neutral magic used with two equal and opposite results.

Good and Bad Mixed Bag

This philosophy means that in the face of tragedy, you will always find the opposite. In destruction, you'll find growth. This is also seen in the philosophy of yin and yang energies.

Gray Witch Creed

There is no official gray witch creed. However, a summation of the belief system defines a kind of creed. It might state:

  • Follow your nature and make magic practices yours through expressions of creativity.
  • Honor spirits and respect magic.
  • Never destroy life; the exception is to protect your life or someone else's.
  • Respect all belief systems, all things and all people.
  • Seek balance and harmony in all your acts.
  • You alone are responsible for your actions and their consequences.

Is It Okay to Practice White and Black Magic?

The gray witch feels free to perform both white and black magic and isn't concerned about any potential consequences if she/he needs to use that form of magic. Any potential consequences simply aren't prohibitive to performing black magic if the gray witch needs to use it. The need justifies the use and intention, especially if it is to protect herself or someone else.

Ancient witch book with magic spell

Never Misuse Magic

However, there is a line the gray witch draws between this kind of magic and the misuse of magic. A gray witch should never intentionally misuse magic.

Selfish Magic Is Okay

A gray witch firmly believes in selfish magic. This core belief reiterates that a gray witch certainly helps and serves others as a healer, defender and whatever else is required, but a gray witch should never shy away from helping herself/himself through the use of magic.

Gray Witchcraft Beliefs and How Magic Is Practiced

The purpose of gray witchcraft is to practice a balance of magic. A gray witch will use black and white magic to achieve manifesting whatever is needed or desired.

Gray Witch Practices and Beliefs