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.)
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.
51. Chen / The Arousing (Shock, Thunder)
--- --- above Chen The Arousing,
--- --- below Chen The Arousing,
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.
Thunder repeated: the image of Shock.
Thus in fear and trembling
The superior man sets his life in order
And examines himself.
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.
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 Joyous. Success.
Perseverance is favourable.
Lakes resting on one another:
The image of the Joyous.
Thus the superior man joins with his friends
For discussion and practice.