The original poster said:
Do You Invoke a Magical Remedy When You've Been Injured?What is justice and balance? There are paradoxes here that could drive a person crazy or give them complete freedom of action. Ah... that is good stuff for another blog entry. For now I will focus on the possible actions one could take as a remedy to a wronging or attack.
Let's say that a person has wronged you in some way. You believe that it was an unjust act. You are pursuing your various legal options for remedy, but you want to do more. You want to have justice done, and balance restored, by initiating a magical act against the person responsible for harming you. Do you? Should you?
I see responsive magical acts being divided into these areas:
- do nothing - karma and balance will work themselves out in time
- healing - this is good for self and may reach out to postively help the person doing the attack
- defense - deflects/grounds actions of other with minimal (enough) impact on self (one hopes!)
- justice - a tricky thing as it can impact both self and other
- retribution - should/could be eye-for-eye; karma can impact self even as other takes the brunt
- attack - grossly unbalanced retribution or unilateral pre-emptive strike on person after a retribution and before they attack again; damn the karma!
Does anybody else have anything to add or detract from my possible magical responses to wrongings?