Those two words alone would cause many people to either giggle or shudder, depending on how far their belief in the occult stretches. Black magic is a term that almost everyone is familiar with and, whatever their view is and whether they believe in it or not, everyone knows at least a little bit about it.
However, not many people are aware that this kind of magic doesn’t necessarily have to propagate pain and suffering (you can even have black magic love spells, as will be explained later), although these are applications of dark magic.
In fact, it can be used to assist you as opposed to directly attacking others, but this does often come via more malevolent methods with black magic than with white magic.
Often, those who disagree with black magic will complain of the negative effects it causes. However, practitioners of the dark arts know that it can be perfectly fine when used sparingly and with the right intent behind it. As with any type of magic, it relies almost entirely on the intent of the spell caster as opposed to the actual content of the spell.