Impact of Dark Magic Fantastic intro -- it draws me forward. But I have some questions which I think I will state here before proceeding and see if they are answered after I read the four sections. You contend that Black Magic (BM) can be positively psychologically transforming but also admit the opposite. It probably can be used to reinforce all sorts of negative mental habits too. But of course, that goes for any tool (method). But my image of those drawn to this stuff is negative: my experience tells me they are irresponsible outliers with little money, self-distain and full of bad decisions. This sort of material gives them the 'theology' to protect their neurosis. I may be very wrong, though. So I am interested to see it used otherwise. You contend that as a method, it may be positively useful for those with rigid morality upbringing. But for how many of them it is harmful. Of course we will never get these statistics, but I am curious. And as a 'left-handed' method, how does a teacher decide if it would be harmful or helpful to a student? Again, probably impossible to lay our an analytic algorithm. You write of needing to go back to possibly kill the YOU who did AI work for the military, what will your future self think of the impact of this writing? :-) Shouldn't you just do a book about St. Francis of Assisi? ;-) Great writing, David, I now dive in.