White Witchcraft Practices (and How They Differ From Black Magic)

Updated September 14, 2021
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The practices of a white witch are often quite different from that of a black magic witch. Dubbed by some as "good magic" or "natural magic," white magic serves a higher purpose and is wielded for the benefit of others. However, it's important to dig deeper before labelling something as white magic vs. black magic.

What Is a White Witch?

Many white witches are self-proclaimed healers and intuitives who use magic. They use the title white witch or white wizard to distinguish themselves from those practicing black witchcraft.

Origins of White Witchcraft

The roots of white magic are obscured by time. However, white witchcraft is believed to be a practice of antiquity that existed long before the time of Ancient Egyptian magic. Some practitioners believe white magic was the first expression of human worship and was founded in the rhythms and patterns of nature. As a result of being rooted in all things nature, worship was given to various gods and goddesses of fertility, harvest, rain, sun, and other aspects of the natural world. Even today, white witchcraft is also often called "natural magic."

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White Magic vs. Black Magic

Magic is neither good (white) nor evil (black). It is the intent of the witch practicing magic that determines what form the magic takes. Intent is everything.

Some white witches consider black magic to be a malevolent and selfish practice. White mages believe in the pursuit of selflessness. This is in direct opposition to those practicing black magic, who are focused on personal gains. In this malevolent form, black magic destroys and is often used as a tool of revenge and hate. The domination of other people's free will and bending them to the will of the black magic practitioner transforms magic by intent. White magic is practiced with the opposite intent.

However, and this is a large caveat and something that's important to keep in mind: it's not uncommon for people to label any tradition, practice, or belief system that they don't personally agree with as "black magic." Just because someone says a certain tradition incorporates black magic does not mean that claim should be taken at face value; do your research and dig deeper.

Healing White Magic

Healings are a large part of the sacred work of white witchcraft. This benevolent practice taps into the balanced energies found in nature, the beauty of the natural world, and the healing properties nature provides. White witchcraft also brings various magic tools to the witch's practice. These can include things like charms, talismans, amulets, spells, incantations, chants, songs, sigils, and other types of magic aids to help transform magic through good intent into white magic.

White Magic and Spellwork

White magic takes the higher road of the human psyche with tenets of goodness, kindness and respect of others, and their free will. White magic practitioners respect all life and desire to be of service to others and the world at large. They accomplish this through their knowledge of magic, herbs, and the bounties that the natural world offers.

White witchcraft uses spells on behalf of others, such as casting a love spell. In white magic, love spells aren't cast to break up couples like black witchcraft spells that bend a love interest's will.

Examples of White Magic Spells

When a white witch casts a love spell, a call is sent out to the universe to assist in connecting with a true mate. As long as you approach a love spell with this mindset, you should have good results from white witchcraft.

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Pink Candle Love Spell

A pink candle love spell can be cast to attract a love interest. The spell announces to the universe that you are ready for the right partner to share your life with.

White Candle Love Spell

White candle spells for love are ideal since white candles are considered magical. A white candle love spell can open the various energy channels, so someone with similar energies to yours will be attracted to you.

Money or Abundance Spells

There are all kinds of money spells and abundance spells you can cast to attract money to you. This type of spell requires a green candle and sometimes specific herbs and/or essential oils.

Using White Magic Knowledge

White witchcraft is considered to be the benevolent side of magic. The white witch casting the spell always does so with good intent and in tandem with the natural world.

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