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All magic is grey. What sets black and white apart is the way you use it. Nominally black magic is seen as any magic that interferes with or directly harms or violates the sanctity of a. n. other. A curse such as :“I hope you get hit by a bus!” would be black magic. Similarly the “these are not the droids you are looking for…” scene in Star Wars IV is likewise dark magic (Jedi have their own set of philosophies, and as you can probably appreciate black/dark does not necessarily equate to evil, but truthfully such circumstances are rare, and you really need to know what you are doing.)

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Magic, for what it’s worth, is perfectly safe and effective as long as you act in a manner compatible with the belief that thou shall do no harm. An appreciation of the Golden Maxim, is likewise truly beneficial in coming to terms with this truth.

Magic always comes with a price. And there are always consequences.

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 20.  Kuan / Contemplation (View)

      --------
      --------     above Sun    The Gentle, Wind
      ---  ---
      ---  ---
      ---  ---     below K'un   The Receptive, Earth
      ---  ---

 The Judgement

      Contemplation. The ablution has been made,
      But not yet the offering.
      Full of trust they look up to him.

 The Image

      The wind blows over the earth:
      The image of Contemplation.
      Thus the kings of old visited 
          the regions of the world,
      Contemplated the people,
      And gave them instruction.

 The Lines

      Six in the second place means:
      Contemplation through the crack of the door.
      Furthering for the perseverance of a woman.

 ()   Nine in the fifth place means:
      Contemplation of my life.
      The superior man is without blame.

 ()   Nine at the top means:
      Contemplation of his life.
      The superior man is without blame.


 7.   Shih / The Army

      ---  ---
      ---  ---     above K'un   The Receptive, Earth
      ---  ---
      ---  ---
      --------     below K'an   The Abysmal, Water
      ---  ---

 The Judgement

      The Army. The army needs perseverance
      And a strong man.
      Good fortune without blame.

 The Image

      In the middle of the earth is water:
      The image of The Army.
      Thus the superior man increases his masses
      By generosity toward the people.

Healing Heart

 51.  Chen / The Arousing (Shock, Thunder)

      ---  ---
      ---  ---     above     Chen   The Arousing,
      --------                         Thunder
      ---  ---
      ---  ---     below     Chen   The Arousing,
      --------                         Thunder

 The Judgement

      Shock brings success.
      Shock comes--oh, oh!
      Laughing words--ha, ha!
      The shock terrifies for a hundred miles,
      And he does not let fall the 
        sacrificial spoon and chalice.

 The Image

      Thunder repeated: the image of Shock.
      Thus in fear and trembling
      The superior man sets his life in order
      And examines himself.

 The Lines

      Six in the second place means:
      Shock comes bringing danger.
      A hundred thousand times
      You lose your treasures
      And must climb the nine hills.
      Do not go in pursuit of them.
      After seven days you will get them back.

      Six in the fifth place means:
      Shock goes hither and thither.
      Danger.
      However, nothing at all is lost.
      Yet there are things to be done.


 58.  Tui / The Joyous, Lake

      ---  ---
      --------     above     Tui    The Joyous, Lake
      --------
      ---  ---
      --------     below     Tui    The Joyous, Lake
      --------

 The Judgement

      The Joyous. Success.
      Perseverance is favourable.

 The Image

      Lakes resting on one another:
      The image of the Joyous.
      Thus the superior man joins with his friends
      For discussion and practice.