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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.

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.