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Dark Spell Requested

     I recently found myself in a moral dilemma. A Witch contacted me seeking a particular type of spell. I explained the extreme dangers of said spell and offered other solutions to their problem but they seemed determined that my spell would be the best and quickest solution. I requested their qualifications and asked many questions. They answered immediately but the answers raised a few red flags. They said they were a high-ranking witch under the tutelage of a “Master” and they would be his successor. Apparently, the Master was fine with them attempting this spell and accompanying ritual. Who would allow their successor to be readily placed in such danger? This spell uses Blood Magic, of the darkest variety, and one mistake could result in possession, loss of soul, or even death in a most gruesome manner. Red Flags: 1.) Too anxious (could lead to mistakes) 2.) Personal level suggests they should already know a spell for what they wish to do. 3.) Their Master should certainly know several different spells, rituals, or procedures. The more I pondered the situation and, not knowing them personally, I thought it best not to send the spell and risk putting them in harm’s way. I would like to know if any of you agree? I would greatly appreciate any feedback, especially from some seasoned practitioners or teachers.
 
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I totally understand this kind of situation. Back in the day, I was faced with similar dilemmas. Aside from whether this person was telling the truth about their experience and tutelage, the red flags you laid out make the answer kind of obvious. You are absolutely under no obligation to provide a spell or ritual to someone you do not know. If the person is seeking something that could lead to harm to themselves or others, it is your right to decline to help. Depending on ones sense of morality, I would assume that offering to help in such a way would be out of the question. It is better that someone who is familiar with the person and that person's experience provide such help. There is a chance, provided their claims are true, that they were already actually denied such a thing from their "master".
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Greetings, I would have to agree with not sharing that information, especially with someone you know very little about. If they are studying under someone else I would presume that person would have the knowledge to teach their student. If you do decide to share this with them I would make sure you really know who they are, or get to know them a little better. I would try to get a feel for what they really know and personally it would still take months for me to share something like that if I were familiar with it, which currently I am not. I believe you did the right thing. Blessed be.
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Respect those red flags, that's why they're waving. You honored your path by offering "safe" alternatives based on your knowledge and inquiries. Your deTerminations are sound. My guess is their supposed master couldnt or wouldn't acquiesce to their request so as to not acquire karmic splash back & to let some one else be the sucker. You are under no obligation to cooperate😉.

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I totally understand this kind of situation. Back in the day, I was faced with similar dilemmas. Aside from whether this person was telling the truth about their experience and tutelage, the red flags you laid out make the answer kind of obvious. You are absolutely under no obligation to provide a spell or ritual to someone you do not know. If the person is seeking something that could lead to harm to themselves or others, it is your right to decline to help. Depending on ones sense of morality, I would assume that offering to help in such a way would be out of the question. It is better that someone who is familiar with the person and that person's experience provide such help. There is a chance, provided their claims are true, that they were already actually denied such a thing from their "master".

Thank you. They evidently read my post and sent an email warning me I had now made an enemy because I divulged their personal info online. I tried to explain the situation without revealing the person. Did I reveal their identity?
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SacredHamster said

I totally understand this kind of situation. Back in the day, I was faced with similar dilemmas. Aside from whether this person was telling the truth about their experience and tutelage, the red flags you laid out make the answer kind of obvious. You are absolutely under no obligation to provide a spell or ritual to someone you do not know. If the person is seeking something that could lead to harm to themselves or others, it is your right to decline to help. Depending on ones sense of morality, I would assume that offering to help in such a way would be out of the question. It is better that someone who is familiar with the person and that person's experience provide such help. There is a chance, provided their claims are true, that they were already actually denied such a thing from their "master".

Thank you. They evidently read my post and sent an email warning me I had now made an enemy because I divulged their personal info online. I tried to explain the situation without revealing the person. Did I reveal their identity?

You did not reveal their identity at all. There is no way we could know who you are talking about. Perhaps they felt it too revealing because they are familiar with the conversation itself. If you made an enemy because you sought moral input, then not helping the person was totally the right call. If you find yourself targeted or whatever, or want mutual calls for protection, let us know and we will be there.
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I would personally like to thank all that replied. As I am a Druid and there is no council in my vicinity, I thought it best to seek counsel from a group of that person's peers. As a Druid, we live by a different code of ethics. I really like this person and wish I could make them understand. Your shared wisdom has convinced me that withholding the spell is the correct decision. I can live with their hating me better than living with their demise. Thank you all again.
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As others have stated, the red flags you felt should be a guide.  In most cases if something doesn't feel right it probably isn't.  Personally i'd be very cautious of someone contacting me out of the blue for this type of thing.  If they are under someones wing for training then why didn't the senior person guide them instead of having them contact you.  In my opinion you certainly did the right thing.  If it doesn't feel right then likely it's not!

As for the threats - i would think this would confirm all your earlier cautions.
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eyesopen said

As others have stated, the red flags you felt should be a guide.  In most cases if something doesn't feel right it probably isn't.  Personally i'd be very cautious of someone contacting me out of the blue for this type of thing.  If they are under someones wing for training then why didn't the senior person guide them instead of having them contact you.  In my opinion you certainly did the right thing.  If it doesn't feel right then likely it's not!

As for the threats - i would think this would confirm all your earlier cautions.

Thank you EyesOpen. I think I caught them unawares and they were frightened I had revealed them to others and the initial reaction was anger. In all honesty, I believe they are a nice person but still relatively youthful. As for myself, I have been practicing my craft for about 50 years. In that time I have developed a bit of patience and understanding. I was also a teacher and Curriculum Developer for many years. I have had thousands of students which mean thousands of personalities and accompanying attitudes. LOL I love this site and would hate to leave over a simple misunderstanding. The people here are wonderful and the BS is kept to a minimum. I majored in Psychology, minored in Philosophy, and was a counselor for 17 years. I would never betray another's trust…professionally or otherwise without their explicit permission. Thanks again and have a Blessed day.
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