This is the same as asking about black and white magic. I have always been a little unnerved by the word “magic”. It is a term a real occultist or practitioner do not identify with. Why? Because upon hearing this word, regardless of book meaning, the mind goes to the practical magician on a stage who will saw a person in half or pluck silver coins from behind your ears, and spiritism or traditionalism is no way at all like this.
The only trickery in spiritual work is the incompetent worker who says he can when he really cannot. For knowledgeable elders the work is real and effective. He or she who are endowed with great spiritual knowledge knows that he or she is only a vessel, a container of what he or she holds, and there will come a time when he will have to release its content to another for the work to continue. This knowledge is liken unto a crown and only the worthy will be chosen to carry it on.
But… Good witch, bad witch? Is there such a thing?
Good magic, bad magic, white witch, black witch – what does it all mean? To be honest, it really means nothing. There is no good and there exists no bad, there is just a state of being, whether in human form or the void. Let me explain.
It is foolish for anyone to believe that a person who practices Obeah, Occultism, Juju, or any form of practical spirituality (a spiritual worker), does not know how to kill, destroy and also know how to heal and cure. In the pharmacy lies drugs that can poison and those that can revive. Balance is the key to everything. As I have written in previous posts it is the human being who has to make the choice on how he will use his knowledge.
When I was first given this gift that I carry and treasure,this crown handed to me, I was first taught how to do “bad” work. I was taught all the things that could be destructive, should I decide to venture onto this path. This knowledge is still with me, and those who taught these things to me are still around me. However, it was only after receiving the gift of destruction that I was able to receive the gift of healing, and then the gift of divination. It is easy to destroy, more so than it is to heal. The very dirt we trod upon daily is power, if one knows its real use. In order for you to really understand this post, you will have to clear out of your minds all judgement and read objectively.
One of the reasons it is hard for many to understand the principles behind spirituality and its practices, is because we have in our minds the arguments of “good and bad”. This allows the mind to judge and blocks it from seeing certain truths even about ourselves. Even I am guilty of this, as I reflect while writing now, by always declaring that I walk the benevolent way. In this material world, I do, because I came to teach and serve humanity for a special reason. This means that I do not advise anyone to harm another with spiritual influences or manipulations, yet there are times when things must be done for the benefit of another or for the world (the end justifies the means?). Where I and another who is wise may see it as justified, another (not spiritually educated) person may not perceive it that way, because of the religious judgement of good and evil.
To quote Franz Bardon, “Religions have always imputed the good to the active and the evil to the passive side. But fundamentally spoken, there are no such things as good and bad; they are nothing but human conceptions. In the Universe there is neither good nor evil, because everything has been created according to immutable rules, wherein the Divine Principle is reflected and only by knowing these rules, shall we be able to come near the Divinity”.
In the story of Ogbe Osa (an odu of Ifa) the tale of Ika and Oolore, we all hated Ika and cheered for Oolore. Yet if you look at the story from another point of view, we would see that through Ika’s cruel deeds, Oolore found his destiny as a healer and even became wealthy. All of this that Ika did, led to his demise. Because our minds are trained with the “good and bad” judgement, most who read this story will not have a good word or cheer for Ika. His “bad and wicked” deeds overshadowed the “good” that he did. Yet, one with a glint in his eyes, who sees the world from another standpoint, would see Ika as a hero and well doer here, abi?
When one goes after another to destroy their lives with spiritual influences (obeah) it can be devastating. A man recently asked me why did his spirit guides allow Obeah to come his way?
I asked him why not? He was still alive but learning that these things are real and do touch many lives. I asked him if this was not a worthy lesson to teach his children about? Shouldn’t they know of these possibilities? I asked him, if upon hearing this, didn’t he want to understand more about it? Darkness produces light, and so with the obeah he experienced, he stood no longer in darkness. If it were to enter his life again or that of his children or family would he not recognize that the normal has become abnormal? Wisdom!
I have seen some things in my own time, and have even experienced them, Obeah or what they call “black magic” is real. Yet still our creator is wonderful. It was that same Obeah that made me become who I am now. A woman decided that my then husband (my children’s father) needed to become her man, and so she sought to tie him up and fight my enemy with witchcraft (if you are new to the blog, know that I do not refer anything negative to myself, I throw it on the enemy, hence “my enemy”).
I was sent here for the purpose that I am doing now, but something had to allow me to find my way. This woman was chosen. She made my enemy’s life a living hell, and whoever did the work for her, was very knowledgeable. I can laugh now because I would like to meet him and shake his hand, probably have some coffee with him, that bastard, lol. Of course, she thought she was just trying to kill my enemy, but little did she know that the true purpose of her interference in my life was to make me find my way and begin my journey. I despise her, but I thank her, although begrudgingly, because the fight was tough, and I lived that part of my life through tears.
When we believe that someone has attacked us with “bad Obeah”, even if you see or feel the symptoms, you must first try to find out why the person was able to succeed in sending this malevolence your way. What is the lesson you need to learn from this. This is if you survive, because people die from this daily and in every culture and race. But know for sure there is always a lesson.
Right out in nature lies all the secrets of both good and bad obeah. It is the wind, the seas, the rivers, the trees, the lion, the tiger, the rat, the cow…
Years ago, a man came to our compound here in Nigeria for a cure for impotency. The Babalawos selected several animals from the bush to make medicines for him. He went on to have twins with his wife. Years ago, an elderly man who was still “prusey” as we Jamaicans will say, came to me for the same thing, and as a spiritualist, I went to the fish market and made my medicine for him, he thanked me heartily when next he came.
However, the reverse can also occur.
A Jamaican woman went to an Obeah man with the order that her man must never be able to copulate with another woman, and up until this day, he can only react to her and her alone. This act that she did was done with a specially prepared feather while he slept.
Black/Bad Obeah or Dark Obeah, is usually attributed to malevolent practices of the worker, where he will invoke dark forces (supernatural beings) to harm who he aims to. These kinds of works are real, although I have a problem with the English description of the art. Unfortunately, this is the easiest part of the Obeah man’s job. It is easy to do harm, the things needed to do so are around us and they take effect very quickly. Nature heals and nature can kill.
There are even some people who are knowledgeable enough to know simple words to say, the time to say them and command them to do their will. These that I write are so, but one has only to get to that level. Some are apt in invoking familiar spirits to do their bidding, this is sorcery and it works. Again, these should only be done by persons who have the insignia (seal) of these beings, or they themselves can find trouble should they fail to hold command during these particular meetings. While I will not go too deep into this, the art of these practices can be quite fascinating and also quite disturbing. Disturbing, because there are certain things beyond our comprehension, that should one be privy to these, if the mind is not prepared, it could be devastating.
Many people have no idea that our great and marvelous ganja (love ganja) invokes many beings naturally, especially a certain kind that is indigenous to Jamaica, I will tell you about this in my Obeah class. Dem sey de late great Bob was a reader, and I believe. Smoke also plays a major key.
White or good Obeah is attributed to healing, cleansing, clearing. Again I am perturbed by the English description. English is a low vibration language. Believe it or not, this (the healing/cleansing/clearing) is the hardest of all to accomplish, unless it is approached from a traditional standpoint (sacrifice). Now Obeah people reading this, stop yuh gasping and read very well. Often times when an Obeah man has done his deed, when he has sent spirit of fire and of thunder after someone, we now have to send our own to battle these forces. If a person decides to do a dark work and cast you and your destiny into the vast ocean, how can we ever find that on the sea floor? It isn’t impossible, but just imagine it. We have to be able to conjure our own forces and “pay them” to go and find that work and free you. Do you see the difficulty in the so called “white side” of Obeah, the healing? It is a job, one that can indeed be done but not without sweat. Obeah is real and whether ‘good’ or ‘bad’, both do serve their purpose.
Black and White, Good and Bad are all just descriptions for the limited minds, we need these so that we are able to comprehend this chaotic world that we are apart of. The healer will evolve and so will the destroyer, these two are helpers. Helpers of us all. They both have their own role to play in all our lives, we must never believe that these are not apart of our world, they are a great part, and they serve very high purposes. The so called good and the so called bad have the same teacher/master and that is our great creator. What say you about this? God has no adversary.
Dídùn ló dùn tá ńbá ọ̀rẹ́ jẹ̀kọ; ti ilé oge to óge é jẹ. /
We eat with a friend because of the pleasure of friendship not because we lack…..Yoruba Proverb
[Take no one for granted.]
Everything happens for a reason and Everything comes when it must”….Obara Meji
All religion are valid as long as it teaches peace and love…Obara Meji
There are no disappointments in life only lessons learned!…….Obara Meji
“Great sins of the world occurs because of misplaced or lack of trust, to violate someones trust is to violate God, be the best human being you can be, let trust be one of the pillars of which your character is built on, honor yourself with this great compliment”!….Obara Meji!
The Yoruba’s say “Whoever deceives me is my enemy in this world, but one who rebukes me is my teacher”
Obara Meji is a spiritualist, Ifa-Orisa practitioner, and teacher of metaphysics. Since 2011 she has used her online platform to share her personal experiences to those seeking answers about spirituality. Her teachings will expand into short stories, novels, and public speaking to continue her mission of bringing enlightenment to the world.