White magic develops the bodies and forces up to the buddhic
plane and controls the negtive forces. The basics of Taoism and Shamanism belong
white magic, and mostly not Voodoo.
About the Author(the legend) :
These books describe the path of the WHITE MAGIC - together with introspection and as a servant of the divine ( but as a carrier of light, still with a human EGO : Ahamkara )
Some ten years later a swedish magician Stejnar found
key which translates the angel-names of Franz Bardon into similar
old names of stars in the sky . So it may seem that there are mistakes in
the books of Franz Bardon.
Franz Bardon says that these names and seals are preliminary , and the genius gives new ones after the first direct contact.
It should not be forgotten, that these angels live on the mental plane which is one of the four worlds of Maya and which should not be changed with entities like the four divine archangels in the 6th plane.
Franz Bardon defines Karma Yoga as "to do good deeds" - but Sri Krishna says
in the Bhagavad - Gita :" Good deeds done at the wrong place are not good deeds."
So the adept will have to develop higher wisdom than human wisdom.
A demonstration of impossible things that are possible with occult magic is the SHOW of a David Copperfield who is (from my sight) a master adept and not just a stage magician. Copperfield said in the 90s openly that not he himself but his ghosts do these magic effects. Of course he is not the only master-adept on stage.
The main problem of magic are many occultists who do not practice introspection, the black adepts and the black masters who both abuse their forces (siddhis like "dragpo") against mankind and for their personal aims.
Occult abilities like clearvoiance and reading of the thoughts
of others or the use of occult forces would be an attraction for many people
who would hardly be able to resist to the possibility of the abuse of such new possibilities.
What have Franz Bardon and the White Magic common with the UNIVERSAL PATH ?
The spiritual path and the path of white magic go quasi parallel until step 14 of the UNIVERSAL PATH. The magic path makes then a broad horizontal development. In the CHEOPS -PYRAMID this knowledge was symbolized as the middle path into the small chamber(step 15magic). The magic path has then a broad development in the buddhic plane. Even here is a white child born but not the divine child "Horus".
Steps : The comparable steps 1-6 are equivalent with control of thoughts,
, introspection and removal of big desires and passions as described
in his book "Initiation into Hermetics".
On this follows a broad developement on the mental plane and in the Akasha and a kind similar to divination. All this is not a developement in the astral plane ! ( Out of this reason only few people pass the weighing of the third day of the "Chymic wedding" of Cristian Rosenkreutz. )
Later the "magician of the spheres" or the Quabbalists can of course receive the necessary knowledge of the methods of divination, ie. step 15-20 of the UNIVERSAL PATH, for example with quabbalistic methods.The Problem of the occult magician is that he works with the forces of the 4 lower planes, with material, astral and mental forces and akasha, who are indirect forces of Maya and which are under control of the individual small Ego (Ahamkara, Mahat). These forces lead to a separatist attitude and bring about a state which nourishes the personality. Therefore is his natural aspiration also worldly and he only can "escape" through practice of Introspektion as servant of the divine providence.
The soul energy, the true higher individuality, can so not develop and appear, even if he is aligned positively.
First on the trial path has the spiritual aspirant freed from the direct influence of Maya. The motivation of most magicians is therefore the acquisition of occult skills for personal purposes, without practice of introspection, and so walks the majority of the magicians more or less on the black path of personality, which dies on the spiritual path at latest on step 19.
The white Adept reaches erverything through his willpower, and so he is a master of the first ray.
Fr. Bardon wrote several