Welcome to Hoodoo Hill (named for my Boxer buddy who is never too far from my side). My name is Granny Tackett and I’d like to introduce you to various aspects of rootwork and Granny Magic, which are aspects of American Folk Magic; I’ll discuss herbs, roots, potions, brews, rituals, spell works, wildcrafting, divination systems, and many other interesting tidbits of folk magic. I hope y’all will stop in, pull up a seat and set a spell while I churn out a yarn or two! ;)
The 3-Fold Law is my favorite bunch of bullshit. Magic is still based in natural laws. The Universe and all that is in it cannot escape these laws. In this instance, the equation is stating that 1+1=3. This is absolutely, unequivocally wrong.
1) Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, period (note the term EQUAL reaction, not three times the reaction!); and
2) nowhere in the laws of math & science does 1+1=3, it's impossible.
This is why I always teach that the 3-Fold Law can be applied only to the self (if you want to believe in any of it in any form whatsoever). A different way to understand this is through the concept of "cause and effect". By performing a ritual or spell you are sending out positive energy to affect a situation. When the situation is successfully resolved this automatically makes you feel good and in turn influences your thoughts, which alters your state of consciousness, which stirs your emotions, which has a physical (chemical) effect on the body. The results of all of this, lifts your spirit. So with that one positive act, you have been affected in three ways: body, mind, and spirit. This is your three-fold response to the return of the energy sent out.