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World Of Necromancy

Superstitions such as "black magic", "witchcraft", and "evil energy" are still haunting the people across the country.



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Shreya Rai

Introduction

We tend to perceive negative energy as something other people have. But did you know that negativity can be so ingrained in you that it goes unnoticed?As you know, energy is all around us. In every person, in every room. And even though you can’t see it, it’s still there.Consume you ever met someone that you immediately liked or disliked? That has everything to do with their vibes. People’s energy, or vibe, can be either positive or negative. And we pick up on these energetic frequencies on a subliminal, subconscious level.

Energy is generally neutral. It is the charge or the intent behind the energy which creates positive or negative energies. The universe inherently neutral but in the earth plane we live in duality. Everything in this plane has a charge whether light or dark, positive or negative, day or night, black or white etc. When the intent behind the energy is to create harm, hurt, division, to conquer, to destroy or to influence someone in a negative manner against their own free will we call these-Dark Energies or Black Magic. These energies do not resonate well within our own energy systems because the battery of our energy is the soul. The soul is inherently positive, expansive, healing and unifying and so when Dark Energies or Black Magic enter our systems whether by chance or by others then it makes us feel unwell and out of balance. These Dark or Malefic energies eclipse the soul.

Energy is neutral and cannot be destroyed but it can be transformed. More and more these days we are seeing scrupulous people using dark energies, black magic or culturally developed negative energies causing a lot of harm to others due to envy, jealousy, greed, ego, or fear.

Black Magic is black energy combined of spirits, jinn, Movakkil, Devi, Devta, and Evil powers too that’s why it is faster and stronger, Holy Bible, Holy Quran, Holy Ved, and all Holy religious books tell us about Black Magic. Black magic is on the rise, is dangerous and can destroy one’s health and wellbeing, it can also kill or make the individual commit suicide in extreme cases. When weak determinants of mental capability planet the moon and the analytical power related planet mercury and exact or very close affliction of Rahu/Ketu/, Saturn or of the most malefic planet to a weak planets/ houses make one vulnerable to BLACK MAGIC (energy).

Black magic and Witch Craft has traditionally referred to the use of supernatural powers or magic for evil and selfish purposes With respect to the left-hand path and right-hand path dichotomy, black magic is the malicious, left-hand counterpart of the benevolent white magic. In modern times, some find that the definition of "black magic" has been convoluted by people who define magic or ritualistic practices that they disapprove of as "black magic”. Witchcraft is a broad term that varies culturally and societally, and thus can be difficult to define with precision; therefore cross-cultural assumptions about the meaning or significance of the term should be applied with caution.

Historically, and currently in most traditional cultures worldwide - the term is commonly associated with those who use metaphysical means to cause harm to the innocent. In the modern era, primarily in western popular culture, the word may more commonly refer to benign, positive, or neutral practices of modern paganism, such as divination or spell craft.

“Black magic is a form of energy; it is like electricity. Is electricity the divine or the devil? When it is lighting your house, it is the divine. If it becomes an electric chair, it is the devil. It just depends on who is operating it at that moment”, says an expert.

Does Witchcraft exist?

Witchcraft,the exercise or invocation of alleged supernatural powers to control people or events, practices typically involving sorcery or magic. Although defined differently in disparate historical and cultural contexts, witchcraft has often been seen, especially in the West, as the work of crones who meet secretly at night, indulge in cannibalism and orgiastic rites with the Devil, and perform black magic. Witchcraft thus defined exists more in the imagination of contemporaries than in any objective reality. Yet this stereotype has a long history and has constituted for many cultures a viable explanation of evil in the world. The intensity of these beliefs is best represented by the European witch hunts of the 14th to 18th century, but witchcraft and its associated ideas are never far from the surface of popular consciousness and—sustained by folk tales—find explicit focus from time to time in popular television and films and in fiction.

Witches have always walked among us, populating societies and story capes across the globe for thousands of years. The witch has long existed in the tales we tell about ladies with strange powers that can harm or heal. And although people of all genders have been considered witches, it is a word that is now usually associated with women.Through most of history, she has been someone to fear, an uncanny Other who threatens our safety or manipulates reality for her own mercurial purposes. She’s a pariah, a persona non grata, a bogeywoman to defeat and discard. Though she has often been deemed a destructive entity, in actuality a witchy woman has historically been far more susceptible to attack than an inflictor of violence herself. As with other “terrifying” outsiders, she occupies a paradoxical role in cultural consciousness as both vicious aggressor and vulnerable prey.Why do witches’ matter? Why are they seemingly everywhere right now? What, exactly, are they? (And why the hell won’t they go away?) Experts get asked such things over and over, and they would think that after a lifetime of studying and writing about witches, as well as hosting a witch-themed podcast, their answers would be succinct.In fact, they find that the more they work with the witch, the more complex she becomes. Hers is a slippery spirit: try to pin her down, and she’ll only recede further into the deep, dark wood.

Sorcery

A sorcerer, magician, or “witch” attempts to influence the surrounding world through occult (i.e., hidden, as opposed to open and observable) means. In Western society until the 14th century, “witchcraft” had more in common with sorcery in other cultures—such as those of India or Africa—than it did with the witchcraft of the witch hunts. Before the 14th century, witchcraft was much alike in villages from Ireland to Russia and from Sweden to Sicily; however, the similarities derived neither from cultural diffusion nor from any secret cult but from the age-old human desire to achieve one’s purposes whether by open or occult means. In many ways, like their counterparts worldwide, early Western sorcerers and witches worked secretly for private ends, as contrasted with the public practice of religion. Witches or sorcerers were usually feared as well as respected, and they used a variety of means to attempt to achieve their goals, including incantations (formulas or chants invoking evil spirits), divination and oracles (to predict the future), amulets and charms (to ward off hostile spirits and harmful events), potions or salves, and dolls or other figures (to represent their enemies). Witches sought to gain or preserve health, to acquire or retain property, to protect against natural disasters or evil spirits, to help friends, and to seek revenge. Sometimes this magic was believed to work through simple causation as a form of technology. For example, it was believed that a field’s fertility could be increased by ritually slaughtering an animal. Often the magic was instead an effort to construct symbolic reality. Sorcery was sometimes believed to rely on the power of gods or other spirits, leading to the belief that witches used demons in their work.

Is Black Magic real?

There is no one who can really tell you whether or not magic exists. This question has been debated for a long time, and people still cannot come up with an answer. There are things that happen out there that cannot be explained by reasoning, and it is up to you to decide whether or not to believe the mystical explanations. After all, still, there are people who call themselves witches or Wizards but they don’t have hooked noises and warts, nor do they worship the Devil.Black magic or dark magic is type of magic that draws on malevolent powers. It is used for malevolent acts or to deliberately cause harm in some way. It is alternatively spelt with a 'K' (magick), this term is also known as black magick, dark magick, the dark arts of magick and dark side magick. In modern times, people who believe in or claim to practice magic use these terms to describe the harmful magic that they consider taboo, as opposed to the good white magic.

While nowadays all the magic is considered as a clever art of deception, most people believe that in ancient times there existed genuine magic or sorcery. These were secret incantations and spells that witches used to make the impossible happen. They would change water to blood or make frogs, snakes or elephants appear or disappear. They claimed that they could talk to the dead or fly into the heavens simply by uttering some magical words. It involves use of forces that derive its energy from either God’s universal energy for good work or wicked powers to cause damage to other persons, places or things. As per experts, white magic and black magic derive their forces from Positive Energy and Negative energy respectively. They can both benefit a common man, place or thing temporarily or can cause damage to any of them. However, it is hard to influence someone with a strong will-power and powerful personality or who may have a ‘spiritual’ personality. It works on the following principles: The magic is based on natural and supernatural forces, which exist along with other four basic forces and these are numbered as fifth and sixth energy. The scientific basic forces are: Weak Gravity, Strong Gravity, Electromagnetism, Weak Nuclear Power, Strong Nuclear Power, Natural Command, Supernatural Force.

Usual perspective of a victim

Black magic stories are full of revenge and feelings of hate towards others. Practitioners of these dark arts feel that they wield a certain power over other human beings, and that they have the right to exercise these powers. Victims report sudden and strange illnesses that ruin their quality of life or end it completely. Victims agree that it takes black magic to fight black magic.

Can Black Magic be good?

Black magic is the belief of practices of sorcery that draws on assumed malevolent powers. This type of magic is invoked when wishing to kill, injure, cause misfortune or destruction, or for personal gain without regard to harmful consequences to others. As a term, "black magic" is used by those who do not approve of its uses. The argument of "magic having no colour" backs the claim that not everything that is termed as "black magic" has malevolent intentions behind it, it can have benevolent uses.

So, does black magic exist?

There are some people though who believe that they can summon the powers of the Earth to perform and cast spells but whether or not you choose to believe this is up to youHowever, it can all be explained. Magic is just a word that is applied to something that you don't understand or something that has no immediate explanation.

Black Magic and Witchery practices in Urban India

Recent incidents of killings in the name of superstition show the dark side of India's progressive society. And all is being done in the name of bringing peace, harmony and prosperity to those involved.When all efforts fail to keep hope alive and life on a steady keel, then a large number of people in India still turn to black magic and superstitious practices for quick-fix solutions. The so-called curators, known as ‘Tantrik', or ‘Baba' (occult and black magic practitioners), claim to be able to resolve issues of marital discord, or health and financial problems. Not only do the poor or uneducated fall victim to their claims, but the educated and the elite of society do as well.

Early this week, in one of the cities of West Bengal, a beheaded body of a local Ayurveda doctor was found near a temple. His head was found near a crematorium with some flowers, incense sticks and blood. “This made the foul play of black magic very clear,” local police said.

Similarly, in the Southern city of Hyderabad police detained 14 alleged black magic practitioners accused of cheating people. They had a distinguished clientele including politicians, sports personalities, students and housewives.

Another incident, reported in a remote village of the western state of Maharashtra, was about the arrest of a childless couple for allegedly killing five young boys, as a self-proclaimed devout sage told them ‘it would help the woman to conceive.'

These gruesome cases, the authorities say, suggest that fraudulent and exploitative practices are being performed extensively across India.

Bengaluru may boast of being the 'IT Capital' or 'Science Capital' of the country, but the city has a thriving market for black magicians and sorcerers who claim powers and 'skills' to inflict an evil eye on the prosperity of people, or even inflict mortal injury.

And the clientele include, not just the lovelorn youths, but even corporate employees, race car drivers and those reeling under family and financial crises - all apparently a well-educated lot.

The demand for black magic is evident from numerous people operating online who are contacted by clients through their individual portals and even social media platforms.

They order black magic rituals to be performed on target individuals/groups as per specific requirements, and they don't mind paying anywhere from a mere Rs 500 to even upwards of a lakh.

There are number of people who also contact paranormal experts online to perform black magic or also to get rid of evil powers. Other than Bengaluru there are many more urban cities which is facing black magic. There are also a couple of Kerala-based tantriks operating through their 'agents' who facilitate initial pujas and then direct people to meet black magic experts in Kerala to perform more complex rituals - a sort of a package.

The arrest of a 33-year-old woman from Gowripalaya in the city for allegedly instructing her clients to murder a little girl, aged just 10, to allow the black magic woman to perform black magic rituals with her body, has come as a shocker over the dark extremes that these self-proclaimed conduits of so-called supernatural powers indulge in. (sources:-the economic times)

A black magic expert in the city, who wanted to remain anonymous, claimed he has been into it for the last three decades. "There are different kinds of services we have. It all depends on what the client wants. We need basic details like date of birth and a picture and also details about the problem. We operate in houses and we have two of them, one is located in Indiranagar and another in Rajajinagar. We are open from morning 9am to 9pm. But if you don't want to come then you can WhatsApp us the details or send us a mail through our website," he said.

Victimised People

Black Magic has increased a lot in the last few years, and many are suffering all over the world, totally unaware of the attacks made by no other than their close friends, acquaintances and relatives. Many prosperous and happy families are ruined by Black magic. With the increase of jealousy, frustration, greed, selfishness, negativity and inability to tolerate other’s happiness and growth, the use of Black Magic has become the most common way to take out one’s vindictiveness and get sadistic satisfaction from the suffering and loss of others. “My father-in-law attacked me with his evil spirits when I was 22-year-old, for 30 years I was being traumatized by him, same he did with my sister-in-law and his wife also, he did this because of some family issues”, said Ahilia, a victimised lady from Chakarbhatta, near Bilaspur Chhattisgarh.

People even say that there are many ways from which a person can say whether he/she is attacked by some evil energies or not, those symptoms are bad dreams, feeling of some invisible presence, financial problems, bad health, falling relationships. “My relatives stopped coming to house, even my elder brother didn’t visit me because he always felt presence of something in my house”, said Malti(name changed), a resident of a small village named Bharni, Chhattisgarh. She was attacked by her some close relative whose name she didn’t take but her brother-in-law was treated as the subject of black magic and only she and her husband could feel the presence of bad energies. Also, whatever that energy did that do to only both of them, no one believed them, for approx. 13-15 years, “that black magic never allowed us to have our own kid, we both live alone and still we hear some sounds in our other house”, said Malti.

In rural area the percentage of Blackmagic is high because of lack of education. When asked about this an expert told, “it’s a simple thing, educated people tend to have positive energy, they don’t keep grudges or bad vibes for other people whereas uneducated people tend to have grudges and the feeling of jealousy, which result in formation of bad energies”.

We cannot completely say that only rural area faces black magic, even urban cities faces this magic. “My father attacked my son and got him killed when he was 8 because I married a girl against his will”, said a doctor guy named Sushil (name changed)”, from Raipur (city changed).

Laws against people performing black magic

I guess we can’t say that there is no such things like black magic around the world, but we can definitely say this that this all happens for a bad reason and always have bad intentions, In world there is no such laws like this and it will be really stupid also to ask laws for this but we can at least ask government to look after this and at least take some actions to stop this.

Bihar, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh have enacted laws to restrict witchcraft. But these pieces of legislation have in no way helped to curb irrational beliefs and practices. A Dehradun-based organisation, Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra (RLEK), had filed a public interest petition in the Supreme Court in 2010 for proper implementation of these Acts. The petition claimed that more than 2,500 Indian women have been killed in the name of witchcraft in 15 years.

Kerala, which recently witnessed an alarming spurt in the number of black magic cases, is gearing up to bring in a legislation to curb "inhuman" practices and exploitation in the name of superstition. The Kerala Prevention and Eradication of Inhuman Evil Practices, Sorcery and Black Magic Bill, 2019 has been submitted to the CPI(M)-led LDF government for its consideration to pass as legislation.

On the lines of the Anti-Superstition and Black Magic Bill, passed by Maharashtra and Karnataka, the state-run Kerala Law Reforms Commission has drafted the bill to fight superstition and eradicate "inhuman evil" practices propagated in the name of black magic.

The draft bill, accessed by PTI, proposes stringent punishment for any kind of evil practice and cheating in the name of black magic, ranging from "expelling ghost" to isolating women for menstruation and postpartum.

It also aims at raising social awareness in the society with a view to protect people against fraudulent and exploitative practices thriving on ignorance. The legislative assemblies of Karnataka and Maharashtra had passed the Anti-Superstition Black Magic Bill in 2017 and 2013, respectively.

According to the draft bill, no person shall by himself or through any other person, promote, propagate or practice, black magic or sorcery. The offences punishable under this Act shall be "cognisable and non-bailable," it said.

Whoever commits any act in violation, shall on conviction, be sentenced for a term which shall not be less than one year and may extend to seven years and with a fine of Rs 5000 to Rs 50,000, it said.

Incase of a death of a person, the accused shall be deemed to have committed an offence under Section 300 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), and shall be punished accordingly, the draft bill added.

Further, it said performing any "inhuman" evil act, black magic or sorcery, parading naked or putting a ban on a person's daily activity or using such alleged practice to extort, threaten or assault a person in search of precious things, are punishable offences.

However, the draft bill clearly states that it would not be applicable to any form of worshipper formed at any religious or spiritual places and the performance of religious rituals at home, temple, church, mosque or other religious places, which do not cause physical harm to any person.

All religious celebration, festivals, prayers and processions and the advice with regard to 'vasthusastra' or advice by astrologers (unless such advice results in cheating, defrauding or exploiting any person) are also exempted, it said.

The Anti-Superstition and Black Magic draft Bill assumes significance in Kerala, which is known for its high literacy rate and progressive outlook, in view of a number of shocking incidents and sinister practises in the name of black magic in the recent days.

The death of a 27-year-old woman, from Karunagapally, allegedly due to starvation enforced by her husband and mother-in-law for dowry, had caused widespread public outrage in the state this April.

There were allegations that her in-laws had performed black magic on the woman and she was denied proper food for days and survived only on soaked rice and sugar syrup al on the instruction of a black magician. In another incident, bodies of a man and three other members of his family were found stacked one over the other and buried in a pit in the backyard of their house in Kerala's Idukki district in August last year.

Police said the man had been practising witchcraft for the past several years and collecting money from local people promising to bring them luck and rid them of evil effects. (sources: - India Today)

Bibliography

All information regarding black magic and witch craft: -https://www.britannica.com/topic/witchcraft

Statistics regarding use of black magic in urban cities:-https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/nation-world/bengaluru-indias-it-capital-is-also-its-black-magic-capital/you-can-go-for-a-package-deal/slideshow/58713474.cms

Laws and information:-https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/kerala-anti-superstition-bill-1569335-2019-07-15

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