That’s an incredibly bizarre question, isn’t it?
That would be like suing someone for praying. After all, prayer and magick have certain similarities. With prayerâ€”specifically “intercessory prayer” (asking for help from a deity)â€”you say some words and hope that a deity will respond by granting you something. With magick, you perform some tasks that should result in a desired end.
One of the best-known types of magick is one that sends a magickal attack back on the attacker. This is known as a “mirror spell,” and I already posted how I disagree with the concept in my previous blog post, “No Mirror Spells, Please!” But let’s say that you disagree and decide to do it anyway. Or perhaps you decide to magickally attack someone because they have harmed you in some way or you believe they have done so. Could you be sued for doing this? Could you be sued for performing magick?
Mikey Weinstein was a military lawyer. He served in Ronald Reagan’s White House and worked for Ross Perot. He has conservative and religious credentials. He founded the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. Their purpose is to ensure “the free exercise of religion within the military.” Several years ago, he began protesting extreme fundamentalist Christian proselytizing at the Air Force Academy, his alma mater.
Recently, former U.S. Navy Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt, a leader ofÂ a Dallas, Texas, group called the Chaplaincy of Full Gospel Churches, has started leading prayers against Weinstein. In the suit, Weinstein claims that Klingenschmitt has led people in prayers so that Jesus would “plunder my [Weinstein’s] Â fields â€¦ seize my assets, kill me and my family then wipe away our descendants for 10 generations.â€ť
There are other issues and people involved, so if you’re interested in the people and politics you can read the article from “The Dallas Morning News.”
But the issue I’m wondering about is this: if you do magick that directly or indirectly will physically, emotionally, financially, or otherwise harm someoneâ€”even if the magick is unsuccessful and doesn’t harm themâ€”could you be sued for your magick? If you could sue someone for praying against you, why couldn’t you sue someone for working magick against you?
And most interestingly of all (at least to me) is this scenario: Assume you work negative magick against someone, that person sues you and you lose the suit. That would mean the court would be recognizing something that many, if not most of the people reading this believe: magick works!