I found a huge number of hits on my site where users look for this answer. I thought I’d just write up a quick note.

Can positive thinking change your karma?
Short Answer: Yes, but it doesn’t mean that your past karma goes unaccounted for.

Long Answer…
Karma means action.  And by positive thinking you have already acted in a way that will help you.
But I’m going to assume that you meant “Can it change my past karma ( either past life or current)?” The answer is: Yes only after you have completely paid back your previous karmic debts.
Karmic debts are usually no different from the financial debts in our little Wall street world. There is one exception; there is no bankruptcy law here. You cannot bail out without payback. The only good news is that your payback can be negotiated in any form acceptable to the other person and yourself. If you are reading this, the negotiation you are thinking about has already happened in the astral before birth (if you consider time as a linear). It will most probably not happen in the way you might think right now but the opportunity will show itself when its time. Act then. Act wise, rationalize and see compassionately. This is the crux and core of positive thinking.

How do I know this?
I can only speak from personal experience. My current life karma becomes obvious over time. One instance I remember clearly was a scene on the Basketball Court. I remember falling and tumbling on the court after being tripped by a newbie during a layup. This immediately took me to the time I was a newbie and I did the same thing unintentionally to someone else. I remember him tumbling and falling the same way.  For my past life karma, I cross check with my wife’s help. She astral projects into our past lives to verify the payback. Since not everyone has this privilege, the only way is to go with the flow and act wisely and rationally (and this is obviously universal advice.)

Originally posted at evansnf (dot)wordpress(dot)com under Meta-Physical Info .

Topics mostly covered are dark magic, black magic, nazar, voodoo, bad vibes, karma, choice and finally how to perform white magic. I’ve researched quite a bit on this subject and even though it’s been classified as a myth, there has been very little understanding of it among the masses. Skeptics can remain skeptics and reject it in denial but for those who have had experiences that they can’t deny, here’s a quick lo-down. Since this s a vast subject condensed into very little space; I’d recommend further reading.

~introduction ~
To make this an easy read, I’m going to simplify the concept of Black and White magic on the physical plane we call earth. I say this only because the Harry Potter type black and white magic does not occur here in the way we know it from media and books; but it does occur here in a different format. Sorry to burst your bubble but poking pins into voodoo dolls doesn’t really work the way you expect them to ;).

~magic in other worlds~
In this earthly dimension, the rules of physics are followed closely, and while there are people that believe there is no such thing similar to Magic, the only reason you may have come here is to understand how it really does occur. The most expected form of quick Harry Potter type magic occurs in parallel dimensions (other astral planes). These are universes and worlds parallel to ours and can only be visited in non physical ways. I know this sounds far fetched but so does your search for concepts on magic. These concepts of parallel universes can be experienced through courses in Vipassana or Out of Body Experiences – Astral Projection ( these are like basic driving lessons before you spin your first ferrari ).
The magic in this physical universe is a lot slower in terms of time but you have felt it and continue to feel it. Before we get into this, you must understand that most of us have ignored the mind to be a sensory tool and more so, the primary sense. The mind supersedes the 5 physical senses. No mind, no life, no sense, it is that simple. For those who are multi-sensory and have knowledge of the seven senses (5 physical + 2 emotional); its simpler to understand how black or white magic occurs.
We live in an “Emotional Universe” and that is the basic underlying foundation. Any form of magic starts with emotions and ends with it. To perform the best styles of magic, you need to understand emotions, especially self emotions.

~ the concept of magic ~
In simple language, black magic or white magic here occurs in what we call vibes or thoughts (thoughts are emotions wrapped in a humanly understood language). If you have a good thought or good belief about anyone including yourself, it indicates that you have cast a good vibe or a good spell. This is White Magic or the emotion of love. If you have a strong bad thought about someone, you have cast a bad vibe or a bad spell; this is what is known as black magic, nazar, voodoo or the emotion of hate. The power of your magic depends a lot on how well you are connected to the spiritual realm. If you are an astral projector you can effectively put negative (or positive) thoughts into your target victim under strict guidance from your guardians/spirit helpers. However, karma has a way of giving you back exactly what you intended to do to others. In other words, be aware of what you think, it will surely come back to haunt you at some point in your life if not immediately.
When it comes to sensing magic, there are some people who listen closely to their hunches about another person’s honesty or character when trusting them. It’s one of those feelings you can’t explain but you just go with it to be safe. Overtime their true  colors come out exactly as expected. If this applies to you, you have clearly sensed magic sent across to you as a hunch (aka black magic). It’s an indication that your psychic sense catches the thoughts they had about you. These kind of thoughts, beliefs, vibes, emotions, call it whatever you want,  defines the kind the word magic. Furthermore, on occasions you may have good feelings about certain people; you trust them even when you have no reason to. Having a great relationship with them over a period of time indicates the kind of magic they cast and your ability to sense it (aka white magic). It really boils down to the type of emotional energies shared in a relationship.

~the act of voodoo~
How do we perform black magic on someone else?
Most places on-line will suggest to perform some sort of rituals, candles, use of magic sounding incantations, collecting objects, etc and though I think its all cool and fun with costumes and stuff, it really doesn’t help much except make the mood. The bottom line is that you would need to meditate and concentrate on the feelings of hate, anger, pride or jealousy. Sometimes all you need is to gossip about the person you dislike. These thoughts are precisely what you would have been brewing with those rituals and incantations. On the other end, the person will start feeling depressed, have anxiety attacks, helpless and at some instances, suicidal. This lasts only as long as the victim doesn’t realize that he or she is being a target of a psychic attack. (need self defense? read further down this page.) For those who don’t intend to waste time trying to put together rituals to make such attacks, take the direct approach; just be a “bitch!”. Not just behind the back, but in person as well if you really want to take your victim down. “Think ‘bad’, think ‘horrid’, hate, be unforgiving; have hurtful thoughts.” You can do all this without the need of any lifeless objects or superstitious chants; its quite easy. However, if you “believe” that you need rituals and physical objects to cast a spell, then no matter what, that belief will work for you as well. Belief is everything. Even a broom can act as a magic wand if you believe it; but; truly believing in yourself without material or ritualistic use is the ultimate power. After you focus on being entirely negative in your mind towards your victim, you have successfully cast your spell. But for anything to be completely successful, firm practice is required; just like walking; we crawl in the start. Astral projection is another effective way to put bad thoughts into your victims head. Google that term if you don’t understand what it means. There is just one catch to this. Karma. You attract to yourself what you think. Those negative thoughts have a more drastic effect on you than it would have on others.

~voodoo v/s choice? Can voodoo affect me?~
self defense!
Based of improper study and due to lack of data it has always been believed that in this physical realm black magic can be performed on you or on someone else to the point where you or the victim suffers physically without self inflict. This is not true like the way you believe it. Psychic attacks appear as emotions that seem like its coming from yourself. But the only reason bad things happen to us have been due to our karma from present or past life taking effect.  On the other hand, if we are the target person of black magic, and if we are psychic enough to receive the hate vibe, we have a choice; a choice to mirror the same emotion and send it back or use alchemy for positive self defense. Alchemy of  this sort is rooted in empathy and forgiveness. Most positive people are forgiving, understanding and empathize with hateful people. They understand that hatefulness comes from lack of self esteem, lack of control in their own lives and poor understanding of self, true love and boundaries.

Lets suppose that I am attacked, this is what I’d be experiencing. I would feel upset, depressed, helpless, angry or just plain negative and that too for no clear reason. In some cases, I could even drive myself to suicide. But the best way to heal is to reason it out and is usually very difficult to do in that state of mind. In a book by Gary Zukav and Linda Francis called Self Empowerment, I learn that we all have a “choice”. No one can make me do or make you do what you don’t wish to. Even to feel fear is a choice.  It takes conscious efforts to know this and is self empowering especially during a psychic attack. If someone does control us emotionally, it is us who needs to learn to take back control of our emotional state. After all, its our choice to let others control us.

One example of how I got affected has been through vibes from an ex-girlfriend. After I backed out of that relationship, I could constantly feel emotions of depression, hate and regret for me. The emotions were so overpowering that I really needed help to heal all evening. The next morning I woke up to find myself loving my life the way it was and realized that the emotions the previous evening were not mine at all. I told myself that every time I felt depressed that way, I would reason out the source of this depression. I had no reason to be depressed but I did sense that the ex was depressed. These days, as good practice, I constantly remind myself that “I’m a happy person and I don’t like being depressed.”  I wonder where this depression comes from? I question everything. “Is it because I didn’t get something I want? Is it my work? Is it my family? Is it a friend or colleague at work that dislikes me?  Could it be a psychic attack? Could someone be gossiping ill about me? As I narrow my list of suspects, I tend to feel clarity.”
Hate and anger are the most toxic of all emotions. It signifies that we need love. If we stay without love, its effects are visible overtime. Some gain weight, get depressed, get angry, their skin ages faster and they remain in denial. Its when we spend time on feelings like these, will we notice that it slowly burns inside us; we remain in constant anxiety hoping the other person suffers. We waste our precious time being angry, hateful and counter productive. Clearly, the only ones suffering the most is us.
~black magic victim v/s karma~
Not too many understand people, in fact a lot many do not even understand themselves. We are connected to everyone in this universe and all we are doing is trading karma. A nasty event could be the result of an existing life karma or a past life karma and is just a part of your self evolution. We all have a karmic score card that carries points over till we’re worthy of what hindu’s call moksha or mukti from our own karm or deeds (achieving nirvana/zen). The Universe is sometimes cruel to be kind. Bad things occur only to teach lessons of life. It is meant to be a positive end and making this end positive is one’s obvious choice. The faster we learn the faster the problems go away.

~psychics at work~
Psychics on the other hand have privileges to tap in to the emotional/astral realm to gather data about people, past and present. They gather messages in the form of emotions/vibes during their meditation sessions and translate these to local languages. They are the best to assist in finding out sources of black magic or hate towards you, especially if you are really unaware and desperately need help. Due to the number of scams and con artists, pay proclaimed psychics only for a reading and nothing else. We, as regular people are psychics to a certain degree as well (pending practice and belief). When we get good or bad vibes, we are receiving non physical “emotional” messages from someone and this is another word for being psychic, telepathic or mind reading. It should not be mixed with precognition, which is having a hunch or knowing something about a future event.

~some practical situations (self help optional read)~
If you get blamed for something and you feel really horrid, its time you honestly talk to yourself. If everyone hates you or constantly point fingers at you, the only way you can defend yourself is to understand the intent behind what you did before things went wrong. Think for yourself and find out if you honestly had a good intent. If it was a good intent, you need not worry about how others think about you; it is what you think about yourself that matters. However, plenty of people also lie to themselves often to truly realize that their intent was really of malice, greed, jealousy, pride or other insecurities. This check is worth keeping in mind. If you are on the blaming side of things, the only reason you are blaming is because you do not understand or respect boundaries. It happens when you give someone a little power over you and you feel they misused it, hence mis-using you. Its important to gain back self control than letting yourself be misused. Do google ‘boundaries in relationships’ for information while dealing with intrusive control freaks.

Let’s play Harry Potter for a few minutes…
Just like in the world of Magickry, you need to point a wand to a target to get your spell working. In the physical realm we normally know this as pointing a finger, whether it is mentally or in person. Your thoughts define your Magic and just like spells in the magical realms, good thoughts is good Magic, bad thoughts are dark Magick!

~How to perform White Magic?~
Positive Thinking, fostering positive living, healing through Reiki and other forms of therapies all translate to White Magic! It is best to learn the art of the Patronus Charm, or what the enlightened on earth call “Finding True Self” or “Learning to Love Unconditionally”.
I have listed some links that can help transform yourself into a positive life force. I suggest reading these links, especially the first one. It has techniques on White Magic or Emotional Self Defense : ).
Credit goes to the authors!
Life Force and Positive Healing: http://www.learnmindpower.com/articles/life-force-part-iii/
Varied Information on Consciousness, Visualization, Meditation etc http://www.srichinmoylibrary.com/earth-cry/part2/40.html

Happy Magickry!