Thanks, Raven! I’m encouraged to see more people taking back their power. This article resonates with much of what I’ve remembered/picked up during past life readings about the Fall of Atlantis. The only comment I’ll make is that “black” and “white” are convenient terms for describing concepts that go beyond a simple breakdown of color or light. Michelle defines things this way: “Whereas white magic is all about alchemy and transformation in a spiritual sense, black magic is used for domination, power, and control.”
I also agree with Starhawk, though: “Beware of organizations that proclaim their devotion to the light without embracing, bowing to the dark; for when they idealize half the world they must devalue the rest.” Part of effective Shadow Work (and white magic) includes sifting through the so-called darkness in order to find, heal and reclaim forgotten pieces of ourselves. We don’t transcend duality by rejecting half of it, but rather by empowering ourselves through love and wisdom, so that we can rebalance anything unnatural in ourselves and world. I appreciate Michelle’s section on what we can do to reverse black magic. Good stuff! Knowledge is power.