Warnings and Ethics in Wiccan Spellcraft

A few of these books contain lists of magickal ethics that are absolutely hilarious. If you believe magick is real, why would you need a set of ethics other than the ethics that you have already acquired for dealing with the real world Ultimately, what you have been told matters very little, because you will probably do what you will anyway. Ethics simply do not make a difference unless they are your ethics. How many laws would you obey if not for the potential of...

Popular false moral You should never attempt manipulative magick

All acts of magick are acts of manipulation. Consider what you have previously heard or read about manipulative magick elsewhere. Most Wiccan literature claims that manipulative magick is bad. Our social ethics tend to agree, but only to a point. It is typically illegal to use subliminal messages to increase sales, but it is legal to use the same delivery method to prevent shoplifting. Far be it for me (a shop owner) to encourage shoplifting, but I have to wonder who decided this makes sense....