This isn’t a post bad mouthing people who don’t use the left hand, who walk the straight and narrow instead of the crooked path etc, just some perspective.
I personally use my left hand quite often, almost as much as my right. And I have good reason for that, and here’s why:
People say they don’t use baneful magic because it’s against their moral code. It’s manipulation. It’s a power trip. It’s trying to force your will onto something/someone else…
All witchcraft is an excersize in manipulation. A conscious effort to change the world and surroundings through your will.
With that out of the way, you end up feeling better about your magic. Realizing that trying to bind someone from spreading gossip is coming from the same place as a love spell, as cursing someone, as writing a sigil to get better grades, to ease pain in a loved one.
Doctors study to heal the human body, to prolong life, but they do this by studying everything. They study disease, sickness, infection. You can’t treat an illness effectively without knowing how it works. You can treat symptoms of something, and you might get lucky and find a cure, but until you know just as well as what will kill someone, how can you know how to save them from that same thing?
If you don’t know how to curse someone, how can you be sure how to break it?
What I’m trying to say, is to be a full rounded witch, who actively wants to help someone, go for it, but put in the work.
Witchcraft is a lifelong journey. It’s learning just as much from the eldest tree, as the youngest bird. Witchcraft is recognizing the beauty in putrescence and the offense of beauty. Witchcraft is the pursuit of knowledge.
By only learning “good magic” or walking the right hand, you’re denying yourself half the story, and nothing is as sad as an unfinished story.
What’s in your bag beard - Albus Dumbledore Edition
Dumbledore: I heard there was this new trend at my school, that everyone shows what they’re carrying around every day. Since I am the headmaster, I thought I should join in.
Dumbledore: They taste like liquid Sugar.
Dumbledore: Let’s go on.
Dumbledore: Another thing that’s very important to me:
Dumbledore: Music can be quite useful to ease up a tense situation. I want to introduce you to someone.
Dumbledore: Obviously, a school as big as Hogwarts needs a lot of money, so it’s always good to have a Niffler or two with you. Let me look for more.
Dumbledore: What the fuck is this?
Dumbledore: How could I forget about this?!
Dumbledore: Baby shoes. Not at all for nostalgic reasons
Dumbledore: Look how tiny they are!
((OOC: Dumbledore out. In the usual Sami-style I’m late to the party. But you know? Save the best for last ;) Luckily my thread will probably not be the last of this series Anyway special thanks to @kapitan5o for having this amazing idea! And my admiration to everyone who did this so far, y’all were incredibly creative! Now I’ll shut up))