We do manipulate things all the time, in fact you cannot live without manipulation. When you breath, you change the chemistry of the atmosphere, not to mention things like farting or belching. Our everyday activities manipulate things in what could be considered a far worse way then utilizing primordial forces. Most of us take some sort of motorized, gas-powered vehicle to the places we need to go at least once in a day, and that shit possibly manipulates air, water, and earth in a number of poor ways. So how can magic be unfair or “bad” when we’re doing things that are most certainly counterproductive on a day-to-day basis?
This reminds me of something that happened a few years ago, when I was on a forum called mysticalwonders. It’s place with a lot of stuff on it on a wide variety of topics, and one that was popular for a while was psychic sexual seduction. I was reading posts, and saw a lot of people having trouble, primarily because they were rather desperate, or they did not know how to handle the power. So I made a post in an attempt to help folks troubleshoot, since I had experience with succeeding with it, and never got messed up for it.
The admin removed my stuff, and when I asked why, he said that he banned any more conversation on it, because manipulating people against their free-will was wrong… Really? This was wrong, yet he hosted some 20+ spellcaster services, which he gained affiliate commissions for and from which the #1 ordered spell was love and lust. He also gained massive commission for advertising the service of the Manifestation Master, who was an individual who people went to for manifesting requests, of which the #2 request was love and lust. Manifestation Master was a cool guy, and he even did a free service for any person once a month. I had no gripe with him at all, but I did have a gripe with the newsletter that was obligatory to being part of the forum, which spammed the exact same advertisement 3 times a day about this $1000 manifestation master service.
When I pointed out that I was just offering some free advice, something that would most certainly call for individuals to act responsibly and be thoughtful about their practice and power, while there were spells for lust, fame, love, money and social status, all of which require a HUGE amount of people manipulation, being sold to these very same insecure, irresponsible and desperate people en masse, I asked how this activity he was facilitating was more karmicly just than what I was bringing up, especially with the newsletter that offered no practical advice, only mass adverts. I didn’t say it was karmicly unjust to do it, but he proceeded to say that his spirit guides warned that I was a demon usurper who was bent on destroying him. He said that he would send the power of 1000 angels after me, and that he would wage a battle of war against my unholiness.
I’m a pretty good liar, but I wish I could make this one up. My brother HGA read the thing with me, and nearly died laughing. I told the guy none of that was necessary, and that he could ban me off the forum, which I was glad to do after that. All this was to say, when you go down that road of fair and shit like that, you almost certainly wind up getting caught in a trap. Even those people who retreat in to the woods can be seen as selfish, because instead of offering their power to the world, they leave the world completely untouched by the power, and hoard all that spiritual knowledge for themselves. That’s equally as unfair as someone who uses it to gain more money for themselves, perhaps even more so because the person using that money is more than likely not using it only for themselves, but also family and friends more than likely.
If someone used a love spell on me, and it wound up giving me a feeling of love and sensual comfort, would I give a damn? Hell no, even if she was ugly, if I’m having a good time because of the spell, who gives a damn? You manipulate your boss to make a decision to pay you more, which in turn makes him more money because you did better work than the guy who was there before. Who is getting mad at that except the guy who sucked at his job? SO it doesn’t make sense to even worry about that trap, just make sure that what you ask for is something you’re going to utilize to it’s fullest extent, and that is all the fairness you need really.