Magick is like a rope. It is neutral by nature. You can tie it into knots to climb a mountain, you can throw it out to someone to pull them in after they have fallen overboard, and hell you can even use it for sexual bondage. But you can also use the rope to tie a noose around someones neck or to form a whip of enslavement. Magick itself is neutral, its the person using it who determines what to use it for.
My realizations of how to describe magick to people who think witchcraft is evil (via mountain-sadist)
theastrarium:

"When you partner with a spirit ally, you become a partner in guardianship of the medicine. You become a gateway to bring that medicine into the Middle World for your people. Your shamanic power is quantified by the medicine of your allies. Those who carry Crow medicine heal somewhat differently than those who hold Badger medicine. The stronger and more balanced your spirit partnerships, the better you will be able to administer this otherworldly medicine.” ― Christopher Penczak  The Temple of Shamanic Witchcraft: Shadows, Spirits and the Healing Journey http://amzn.to/1qDCbuT Image Credit: Unknown

theastrarium:

"When you partner with a spirit ally, you become a partner in guardianship of the medicine. You become a gateway to bring that medicine into the Middle World for your people. Your shamanic power is quantified by the medicine of your allies. Those who carry Crow medicine heal somewhat differently than those who hold Badger medicine. The stronger and more balanced your spirit partnerships, the better you will be able to administer this otherworldly medicine.”

― Christopher Penczak
The Temple of Shamanic Witchcraft: Shadows, Spirits and the Healing Journey
http://amzn.to/1qDCbuT

Image Credit: Unknown

theastrarium:

"What is an ultraterrestrial? The term consists of the prefix ultra, meaning beyond space, limits, or range, and terrestrial, referring to Earth, terra, the land or planet and its inhabitants. To me, an ultraterrestrial is a being that comes from beyond the terrestrial chain of life. This includes beings not defined in terrestrial terms. They are not necessarily physical, cellular beings in the way we know life to be. Spirits of all kinds could be considered ultraterrestrials. In the paradigm of ascension, we believe that those of us in physical life can ascend to a higher plane of existence, possibly transforming our whole body. We are then no longer cellular beings. The ultraterrestrials, those that are perceived to be aliens by many, could be beings who have already achieved various states of ascension, or those whose life forms originated on those higher levels of reality and have no need to ascend to them, just as we humans begin our conscious journey on the physical, third dimension. Their sense of origin and home has nothing to do with the process of life on Earth. They were never humans ascending from a human point of view, or spirits linked to life on Earth, such as the faeries, but are life forms that are alien to us.” ― Christopher Penczak  Ascension Magick: Ritual, Myth & Healing for the New Aeon http://amzn.to/1tADApH Image Credit: Julie Dillon

theastrarium:

"What is an ultraterrestrial? The term consists of the prefix ultra, meaning beyond space, limits, or range, and terrestrial, referring to Earth, terra, the land or planet and its inhabitants. To me, an ultraterrestrial is a being that comes from beyond the terrestrial chain of life. This includes beings not defined in terrestrial terms. They are not necessarily physical, cellular beings in the way we know life to be. Spirits of all kinds could be considered ultraterrestrials. In the paradigm of ascension, we believe that those of us in physical life can ascend to a higher plane of existence, possibly transforming our whole body. We are then no longer cellular beings. The ultraterrestrials, those that are perceived to be aliens by many, could be beings who have already achieved various states of ascension, or those whose life forms originated on those higher levels of reality and have no need to ascend to them, just as we humans begin our conscious journey on the physical, third dimension. Their sense of origin and home has nothing to do with the process of life on Earth. They were never humans ascending from a human point of view, or spirits linked to life on Earth, such as the faeries, but are life forms that are alien to us.”

― Christopher Penczak
Ascension Magick: Ritual, Myth & Healing for the New Aeon
http://amzn.to/1tADApH

Image Credit: Julie Dillon

villainquoteoftheday:

"Out of our evil seek to bring forth goodOur labor must be to pervert that end And out of good still to find means of evil,”
-Satan, Paradise Lost (1.163-165) by John Milton

villainquoteoftheday:

"Out of our evil seek to bring forth good
Our labor must be to pervert that end
And out of good still to find means of evil,”

-Satan, Paradise Lost (1.163-165) by John Milton

inn0thingwetrust:

Ghost - Ritual