Am I to believe most Witches on this site find it appropriate to harm others? Not the Witches I know in my neck of the woods. And I did not quote from the Rede verbatim. At least no intention to do so. You certainly can attempt to slam the world if it lights your fire. It just doesn't light mine. After 5 years of killing in Vietnam I've had enough of harming.
Never said consequences were my priority. I simply stated a wise one might think about possible consequences to self and others. No intention to be confrontational just new on this forum and unaware of where many of you are coming from. That is why I am poising thoughts. Chill and back off of the hair trigger. There be no clips in my .223 :-)
Concerning credentials I mean no one here is qualified to say what they purport to practice is the only absolute truth and that there is nothing left worthy of their reflection.
I appreciate such things as bi-location have surely been discussed here but probably not many have seen it from inside the Intelligence Community. Don't care to know! that's fine. I won't tell.
Fear as a tool of protection? How about psychic shielding as an alternative. From my experience on the killing fields, fear only breeds irrational behavior and unintentional collateral damage. If a thug fears you he will target you. Christians once burned Witches because they feared them and what their truth would do to the mythology they were pushing. The sniper in war is feared and most often targeted. If you have been targeted by malicious powerful critters perhaps you have been playing down the wrong rabbit hole.
Anyhow... Sorry if I offended anyone. I extend an olive branch with a white flag attached. If no one asks for my insight I won't tell.
I think it's not a matter of it being appropriate to harm other's as much as an acceptance that most of us are willing to go to the extent needed. But it's also the knowledge that while we may not resort to such drastic measures right off the bat those who know us will advise we will take it to that level and are willing and capable of doing so. Yet as other's have said its also a matter of how we define appropriate and harming to others. Each of us have differing idea's of what makes a curse, hex, etc and what criteria would have to be used against us personally or against things we ethically and morally believe. Me personally the gods and goddesses I follow have shown over and over they can be vengeful and take people to task. If one considers ethics and morality to be inpart instilled by our spirituality and religion then it should eh safe to assume we would go to the same degree as the gods / goddesses we worship, pray to and believe in.
Regarding absolute truths, my own truths are absolute and what I base my life off of. Yet absolute does not infer nor imply that my truths are static and not actually dynamic with quasi static aspects. Paganism has changed a lot in regard to having floating truths and beliefs now and willing to consider anything. In the past our truths we absolute though we used UPG, SPG and other things to test and refine those truths. But seldom if ever was it accepting things simply because someone else wants or needs to believe something. If it couldn't stand scrutiny then it wasn't worth giving consideration to or stepping beyond our own beliefs, truths and world views. Especially when some of us had more Recon type beliefs and constantly pushed our knowledge and understanding of where they came from and why.
On one hand you talk about fear and causing things to seek you out then on the other you speak about chasing the wrong rabbit down the hole. Been my experience the more we do the more things take notice of us and come to look us over. We don't have to chase them down the hole many times they will pull you down to see and test what you know. When you shine a light in the dark of night things will come to see what is there. Either from simple curiosity, from a sense of fear and yes even from a sense of being challenged and answering your challenge.