Can CURSING be a good thing?
A Pagan Blog Post poke into your thoughts.
I’m not talking about foul language, just in case that wasn’t clear. I’m talking about knock your socks off scary-arse magickal curses and hexes. Okay, so I know that many people are going to get all up in arms at the mere thought of this question. But do curses have a bad rap?
I get that many branches of spirituality subscribe to some sort of do unto others type of thinking. Whether it’s “Let it harm none” or “The law of threefold” or even something as simple as “Karma’s a Bleepity-bleep” the general idea is the same. Don’t send out what you don’t want coming back.
But what if you already have crap pouring in? Whether it’s on the mundane plane or a magical one doesn’t seem to matter.
Take for instance, a nasty-neighbor who keeps picking on someone in the neighborhood. If all of the bullying the nasty-neighbor is dishing out is unwarranted, what are nice-neighbors to do? Do they sit back and take it. Do they try to get authorities involved? Or do they take the steps to correct the situation in some other fashion…like I don’t know…oh let’s say A CURSE!!!
What does that even mean? A Curse? For me, the word curse brought to life images of a little old Gypsy woman pointing a gnarled and crooked finger into the face of someone who’d done her wrong. She’d utter a quiet, yet unsettling incantation and you just know the person on the receiving end of that is done for…lol Okay, perhaps I watch too many old movies =P
But is that really what curses and hexes are all about? Or are they just a stronger form magick, to be used when you feel you have no other choice?
In “Utterly Wicked” by Dorothy Morrison she tells it like it is. Curses are strong and not easily broken. If you’re going to dish it out, you should be prepared to take it. And that sometimes, you just have to get pissed enough to defend yourself with extraordinary measures. Now, I’ve recently read this book, and aside from the valuable list of curses and hexes it provides, this woman is hilarious! Even if you never intend to EVER work a curse, it’s a great read.
So are curses/hexes a good idea? Well, I guess we’ll each have to decide that for ourselves. Me? I plan to do more research. The little Book of Hexes for Woman – by Sophia, Becker & Mayer Ltd. sounds interesting.
So in the end I pose these questions to you all:
- Do you think a curse/hex could ever be warranted? Why or why not?
- Would you personally work a curse/hex? Why or why not?
- Have you to the best of your knowledge been on the receiving end of a curse? If yes, how did you correct it?
Quick note* This blog has been written all in good fun, with no offences intended.
Thanks for reading!