~ The Mages Ethic ~or
The Difference Between
WHITE AND BLACK MAGICK
There is an ultimate Truth which guides and sustains everything in the Universe.
To act outside of that Truth is Black Magick (counter productive).
In order to practice White Magick one must seek the Truth in order to
know the Truth.
Our only access to the Truth is through our Higher Genius.
The First goal of all White Magick is to learn how to access ones Higher Genius, and thereby to discover the Truth expressed through it.
This is the proper Work for an Apprentice Mage.
The Second Goal of all White Magick is to put into practice the knowledge gained during Apprenticeship in order to experience this Truth.
This is the proper work of the Adept Mage.
The Third Goal of all White Magick is to act in accordance with the Truth.
This is the proper Work of the Master Mage.
Any interference by one individual in another's, or by one's self in ones own, ability to conform to the Path described in articles 5,6 and 7 is Black Magick.