White magic

The five elements

White magic has traditionally referred to the use of supernatural powers or magic for selfless purposes.[1][2] Practitioners of white magic have been given titles such as wise men or women, healers, white witches or wizards. Many of these people claimed to have the ability to do such things because of knowledge or power that was passed on to them through hereditary lines, or by some event later in their lives. White magic was practiced through healing, blessing, charms, incantations, prayers, and songs.[3] With respect to the philosophy of left-hand path and right-hand path, white magic is the benevolent counterpart of malicious black magic. Because of its ties to traditional Paganism (nature worship), white magic is often also referred to as "natural magic".

  1. ^ Miller, JL (2010). "Practice and perception of black magic among the Hittites" (PDF). Altorientalische Forschungen. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  2. ^ Baglari, MH (2015). "The Magic Art of Witchcraft and Black Magic". International Journal of Scientific and Research: 20. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  3. ^ Temple, Ian. Magic and the Common People of Early Modern Europe.

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