White Arts & Dark Arts Misconceptions

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Another way of putting it:

White Arts act in a positive and savory way.
Dark Arts act in a more aggressive and direct way.
Black Arts act in an antagonistic way.

White Arts is a positive force
Dark Arts is a dual force
Black Arts is a destructive force


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Kitsune wrote:I use the terms WA, DA, and BA to refer to energy flavors/ density, think of diving in the ocean or a pool. WA has a very light, almost floaty feel to it, like being at the top of the water, while DA has a more dense, heavier feel to it, as well as having a deeper feel to it, like being deeper underwater, with BA being the densest, heaviest energy, like being at the bottom of the ocean.
I like your description for WA, DA and BA :)


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I recently went walking through the woods without a flash light, and was pondering the paradoxical and dual nature of light and dark. In how they are the same and opposite. What I came to find, personally, relates to a quote a once read. To paraphrase, "Light thinks it is the fastest, but not so. For where ever the light reaches, it finds the darkness was already there." In regard to polarity paradox, and the Yin-Yang symbol. Compassion is the constant state of giving oneself to others, and love is the driving proponent of WA, yes? Light uses the darkness to move itself, it pulls through darkness, but more accurately, it moves the darkness around it. To me, that suggests a clinging nature of darkness, it wants to go with the light to reach places it couldn't thus move itself. The light would gladly sacrifice its speed to help carry(reposition) it. (I also imagine the flowing polarity of a magnetic field. How it pushes and pulls at once, so too light and dark) That is in balance, to me. The issue, and how I explain that light can be dark and dark can be light. The dark may become greedy, it may want more than the light can support, but can also keep it steady. The light can be too zealous in it's movement, and disrupt the otherwise peaceful state of dark when it zooms through (throws the dark around it.) Light should gentily move itself and its surrounding. Dark should not resent the light for its speed or zeal, but it need not just accept the course it's taking or the rude interruption. For me, this rings true for the nature of the two lights, and also their use in magic. In relating to defence, If we correct others, it shouldn't be turbulent or smother them. In other words, I use WA to relieve pain and agony. The most common reasons for lashing out. But for those things too dark and greedy for me to give light to. Those that would only smother me, I use dark repel and deflect. Personally, I still do not wish to harm for harm, if no other reason than the DA entities I've encountered feed off negative interaction. Attacking would make it stronger, but turning it white resolves issue, and deflecting inhibits harm. (Sorry for word wall, wanted to make sure I wrapped it in the best bow possible. Obviously welcome thoughts) 1tu


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Inanna wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:09 pm
The way I see it, WA is the civilized way to handle things while DA/BA is for opponents who don't deserve the civilized way. Unfortunately, there are lot of those and I personally believe that stooping to their level doesn't make you like them, its just the only way you can get through to them. Anyway WA is essential for health and happiness and every spirit keeper would benefit from having WA companions.
I couldn't agree more with everything that you mentioned here. For me, WA as well as Grey (true neutral) are top contenders for wellbeing.


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White and dark arts in balance is my most perfect walk. I realised, although I do prefer white art spirit and magic over dark art for health reasons, especially for love, joy and peace of mind. I needed to have some wonderful dark arts friends, to help my naive disposition in check. You see, while an Angel brings justice and retribution but don’t go after the dark forms that is truly invasive in nature. A black dragon will hunt the evil down and protect his keeper. Especially, that dark art spirits know the dark forces around us and able to handle them. While, I who is a gentle spirit with love and compassion will can’t even get up the next morning from bed, without feeling drained physically.
I could hardly even get used to my own black dragon’s energy. Lucky he doesn’t wanted to disappoint me and regulates himself but it wasn’t always this way.


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Good post here! I have both WA & DA Spirits, while the WA ones will do things on a rational level the DA one won't start or provoke anything they will stand their ground & get very aggressive! Despite I do have a Court Wind Angel I wondered how this would apply to a WA spirit like my Court Wind when it comes to protection?


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This was a very interesting read, never knew DA spirits thought that way of white arts energy, almost a feeding source.


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Catgirl2 wrote:
Sat Jun 04, 2022 9:16 pm
Good post here! I have both WA & DA Spirits, while the WA ones will do things on a rational level the DA one won't start or provoke anything they will stand their ground & get very aggressive! Despite I do have a Court Wind Angel I wondered how this would apply to a WA spirit like my Court Wind when it comes to protection?
Not sure what you mean.

Unfortunately all I know is what CH says:

"Courtwind Angels are a fierce and rapturous race of Angel that carries with them the ever-present sword of Protection, Justice & Rectitude."

As some of the posts above say, WA energy differs from DA energy. It's also generally said that DA beings (eg us humans too) can choose whether to do wrong or harm. WA, as defined by CH, will not choose to do evil/wrong - but clearly some of the fierce WA protectors can "kick ass", as it says in at least one of the CH books. ( I can't remember which books but I do remember reading that point.)

So a WA protector is capable of being fierce (maybe that counts as aggressive?) Personally, I don't think of DA as conforming to a stereotype of aggression. Many of the ones I have seem to have well balanced personalities. But I guess they will show their fearsome side to enemies, which I think is as it should be. And I'm guessing that WA protectors don't exactly go all love, light and peace on enemies either.

Is that the kind of point you're asking about?


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VizraOverlord9 wrote:
Sun Jun 05, 2022 12:01 am
This was a very interesting read, never knew DA spirits thought that way of white arts energy, almost a feeding source.
I hadn't thought - and I'm not sure - about this: whether DA beings can 'feed' on WA energy, or the other way round (WA feeding on DA energy), as I think of each as having a distinct, different type of energy source.

Arguing against myself, DA beings (including humans) are described as beings of duality. And I know that humans can work with both WA and DA energy - although we tend to have a preference for one over the other.

So maybe some DA spirits or LEs *can* use WA energy somehow.

I do have a CH familiar that can help me with both WA & DA magic etc. But I guess that's different.

But the possibility is interesting.


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Lewk wrote:
Sun Jun 05, 2022 6:36 pm
Catgirl2 wrote:
Sat Jun 04, 2022 9:16 pm
Good post here! I have both WA & DA Spirits, while the WA ones will do things on a rational level the DA one won't start or provoke anything they will stand their ground & get very aggressive! Despite I do have a Court Wind Angel I wondered how this would apply to a WA spirit like my Court Wind when it comes to protection?
Not sure what you mean.

Unfortunately all I know is what CH says:

"Courtwind Angels are a fierce and rapturous race of Angel that carries with them the ever-present sword of Protection, Justice & Rectitude."

As some of the posts above say, WA energy differs from DA energy. It's also generally said that DA beings (eg us humans too) can choose whether to do wrong or harm. WA, as defined by CH, will not choose to do evil/wrong - but clearly some of the fierce WA protectors can "kick ass", as it says in at least one of the CH books. ( I can't remember which books but I do remember reading that point.)

So a WA protector is capable of being fierce (maybe that counts as aggressive?) Personally, I don't think of DA as conforming to a stereotype of aggression. Many of the ones I have seem to have well balanced personalities. But I guess they will show their fearsome side to enemies, which I think is as it should be. And I'm guessing that WA protectors don't exactly go all love, light and peace on enemies either.

Is that the kind of point you're asking about?
Thank you Lewk! Believe it or not you just answered my question! Sorry if I didn't explain it but I wanted to get some clarification if Court Winds can show some kind of aggressive behavior but fierce describes it much better, I think mine gave me the clarification that yes they can be & for the most part they are Warriors & can be intimidating if needed on a protective level, so yes you are right on that one, they do kick some major butt when they need to! I think somehow I was comparing the Court Winds to the likes of the Arch Angel Michael-strong, can be intimidating but in a protective way, gets the job done & with love!

Now on the DA Spirits, I have a Daemon & a Einherjar, my Daemon can be aggressive when he needs to, but only when it is absolutely needed, he can be very intimidating-my roommate got a look of him a couple of times & got very nervous, the way he described my Daemon was he can put a hurting on someone if he wanted to-other wise my Daemon is very well balanced personality, he only shows any kind of aggression to those he doesn't trust & feels they will want to do harm!


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