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ASTROLOGY AND DIVINATION => Occult and Magick => Topic started by: DCP on February 19, 2009, 01:26:05 PM

Title: Red & Black threads
Post by: DCP on February 19, 2009, 01:26:05 PM
RED & Black threads
The use of colours in Magick varies from group to group and from culture to culture. Red and black are often associated to magick due to the misconception involving the existence of "black magick" and "white magick" which has been spread for too long. Also, black is connected with "darkness" and red with "blood" as it's said that some self called "satanists" perform some of their rituals using blood.


There is no such a thing called "black magick" nor is "white magick". There is only Magick. What people do and how and why they do it is a different thing.

This is only one of too many misconceptions about Magick and who practise it.

Black is associated with Saturnian energy and with number 6. It is used in uncrossing and unbinding rituals, defensive spells, for protection, to induce a deep meditative state, to banish negativity, etc. And as it absorbs, it's worn in funerals, to release depression and remove confusion, pain, etc. It can be used with red to increase the power of intent in rituals.

Red is used for energy, vitality, passion, sexuality, lust, anger, victory, agression, courage, fear, strength, and to attract luck. Associated with Mars and the number 5, it should be used with some caution as it's energies can be unpredictable and chaotic.

These are a few things linked to the use of red and black colours in magick.

The red string worn around the wrist is a good example of the symbolism used in Magick. The Kabbalah followers wear that string around their wrists. It's said that the ancient witches used to go to the tomb of Rachel (a matriarch of Israel in biblic times, one of the wives of Jacob, mother of Joseph and Benjamin, whose love for children was well known) taking a long red string, which they wrapped around her tomb several times to charge it with the maternal, protective energies.

The string was then cut into pieces and worn around the left wrist, as the left hand is receptive, so that they received the gift of her protection against the Evil Eye.
Title: Red & Black
Post by: Anoo on March 10, 2009, 05:56:54 PM
do you beleive in evil eye casting?
why do indians tie black/red bands on their wrist and around waist
Title: Red & Black
Post by: DCP on April 18, 2009, 10:47:49 AM
red is to protect from evil casting
thats y people wear read color threads around neck, wrist and waist

Title: Red & Black
Post by: jaggia on July 09, 2009, 04:35:35 PM
Some sadhu told my mom when i was a child that i should keep one red cloth with me wherever i go. She insists that i keep a red hanky in pocket or purse at all times. I don\'t want to hurt her sentiments, so i oblige. But a brahmin once told me it is best to wear a red shirt itself. Is it to appease Mangal(Mars) or Kali maa, i don\'t know.
Title: Red & Black
Post by: DCP on July 10, 2009, 04:34:08 PM
it doesnt matter much
white should be your preferred color
Title: Red & Black
Post by: jaggia on July 11, 2009, 07:42:51 PM
Thanks. But  white ? - I never wear thus far. My mom will cry if I do it. She says white colour represents old age and to be worn by aged people. I don\'t know how to convince her. Is there any plausible way or explanation that could be told to her ?
Title: Red & Black
Post by: Ranjana on July 13, 2009, 12:04:18 PM
if its suits you and bring good luck much better than red color, then she will be obviously convinced later
so try it
Title: Red & Black
Post by: deepa on September 06, 2009, 09:15:33 AM
i think red is used only to prevent evil eye
but i\'ve seen multi color threads being used
Title: Red & Black
Post by: OMkaar on October 08, 2009, 11:55:59 AM
yellow/orange will be best option
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Post by: Srikanth on March 09, 2010, 09:49:39 AM
why do people tie red and black threads around wrists
why only those colors
rarely i\'ve seen people using yellow color on few occassions
Title: Red & Black
Post by: Anoo on March 26, 2010, 10:15:31 PM
if you tell them that burgundy color with flourescent green ends will work, they\'ll try that also like fools.
people lack judgement and never question themselves
Title: Red & Black
Post by: gg17 on July 24, 2012, 03:25:29 AM
is \'mauli\'(red coloured thread tied on your wrists by a brahmin) been refferd to as the read colour thread in the above discussion ?
Title: Red & Black
Post by: SaSirEkha on December 05, 2012, 09:14:41 AM
@gg17, yes.
names called can be different but red color is used commonly in many cultures