You will find most practitioners and believers have their own ranking system when it comes to placing spirits, entities, or magick into the categories of "White", "Dark/Grey", "Neutral" (only applies to magick), or "Black". These terms are the only industry standards, apart from these, the avenues & criteria by which the paranormal fits into them are different.
Technically, anything that has the ability to choose right or wrong is Dark Arts; it has the ability to choose to do wrong. This obviously includes human beings. However, you will often find the term "Dark/Grey" is used to describe the Dark Arts entities who have the capability of choosing to do wrong but never, or seldom, do.
It is always important for you to understand what kind of spirit you are welcoming into your home. If you are unsure, you should ask the practitioner or seller with whom you are working. The ranking system on our site should only be used as a guide as even within some races, like Vampires or Djinn, there can lighter or darker extremes.
Most practitioners rank spirits, like Angels, who are capable of attack & retribution as White Arts as they only act in defense. They do not indulge in causing dischord. White Arts spirits who can provide protection, avenge wrongs, and fight back are considered White Arts as they do so in order to provide positive support on your behalf.
Although Dark Arts /Grey spirits can choose to annoy or play pranks, most are truly good the majority of the time. This is why many collectors find them to be good companions.
Spirits: A ranking of White Arts means the spirit is good, positive, has an uplifting & kind energy associated with it.
Magick: A ranking of White Arts means the magick, spell, or enchantment is of a positive, white light origin. This works best with people who have a positive personality.
Spirits: A ranking of Dark/Grey means the spirit is capable of good and bad. They will likely choose good, but can experience ups and downs in mood & energy swings just like humans.
Magick: A ranking of Dark/Grey means the magick, spell, or enchantment is of darker energy, but is not evil or malicious. This works best for those who indulge their darker side, but is not Black Arts.
Magick: A ranking of Neutral Arts means the magick, spell, or enchantment is a neutral balance of White & Dark magick. This works best with people who have a level balance between White and Dark energies.
Spirits: A ranking of Black Arts means the spirit will typcially choose evil, wrongdoing, or to act against its Keeper and others around them.
Magick: A ranking of Black Arts means the magick, spell or enchantment is of very dark/evil origin.
* Creepy Hollows does not offer Black Arts bindings.