To preface: After reading into and sorting through all of the occult literature I could for 4 years i’ve come to know and focus on what I deem to be my interests and my own paths so that when beginning to practice what I have learned (as I have begun to do so) I can go in with a decent base of knowledge as to, at least, what to do and what I can expect.
However, when it comes to Baneful Magick I am somewhat torn on what to do, or rather the supposed consequences. To take a line from Clavicula Nox, “As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.” Combine this with the Male and Female energy aspects of Hermeticism and some subconscious work and I then get wrapped up in the Karma or No Karma argument. X Paths and information say one should not do Baneful Magick due to repercussions, Y Paths and information say it is okay etc. etc. etc.
So, my question is, especially to those who have performed baneful magick, is there a sort of backlash that can occur from this? Does it need to be done in moderation? If there can be a backlash how can I prevent this? Or do your workings/paths simply not worry about repercussions or backlash of any sorts (Karma)? Why do I ask this? Well I bet you can guess that I am considering some baneful magick at the moment. . .