Warlock - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
The warlock had been called to the bed of a dying child. It was always the way in these parts, when the witches failed to heal the sick, they sent for the warlock. It had to be a serious matter for they were deathly afraid of him. When he came they would shower him with fine foods in an attempt to appease him so he would not cast an evil spell on them. But they knew the power of a warlock was stronger than a witch, that his connection to the spirits had deeper roots and he was able to tap into the power of the earth itself.
The warlock stood amid the shower of fiery, dancing sparks. From under his black hooded cloak all that could be seen by the firelight was the silver of his long beard. Behind him was cast a long malevolent shadow that seemed to move independently from him as if it too was making it's own incantation to the spirits. In the putrefying air above him formed back swirling balls of mist, and from them came the smell of rotting flesh and death itself. The swirls grew until they combined to make one and from them came the demon himself.
They say that any technology sufficiently advanced looks like magic, and you see, there is the clue to the art of magic... it's also a science, a technology. It can be used for the betterment of mankind, to promote our evolution, or to bring devastation upon us all. Those who practice the dark arts use it for power and control, for abuse and for the pleasure they feel in causing pain and death. It is for the most parts a linguistical method, hence the "spells" in literature, the sense that it is done with words... because for the most part, it is. It is often combined with fear and sometimes drugs. It works because of the way the brain is wired with words and images.
Magic can be used to make a person forget experiences, to not see what is right in front of them and to control behaviour. With words you can be paralysed or have your body controlled... yet it is possible to fight your way out of it, to resist the "spell" and I'm living proof of that. I'm the one who was never supposed to survive. For the ones that fight the spells, who emerge with memories that were supposed to be erased, there will be the drugs to induce insanity and the watchers to ensure you are living as you ought to, that even if you have memories you are too intimidated to tell them. Magic is a science and an art, it uses the entire brain... so be both too, be a scientist and an artist, use positive phrasing, be kind with your words... then the ones who aren't will stand out, or else they'll have to hide and be reduced in the ways they harm our world. And please remember, there are the good magicians too, the ones who will share their abilities and teach you how it works. So please, dear muggles, wake up, because we're trying with every ounce of strength we have to save you.
We good magicians work with and for the positive universal force, we are helped by love and made well by love. The dark arts magicians are helped by the negative force and they are poisoned by love, feeding off pain.