In occult traditions, "right hand path" tends to refer to those traditions that believe in focusing on "good" and "white magic". It is probable that this is a continuation of the thought that the right side equals the good side inheirited from Latin in the word dexter. The right hand path is often associated with light, female energy, and life.

Wicca is often incorrectly labeled as a right hand path; while Wicca does believe in doing good things, it does not take it to the same level. The Magic Code refers to the highest level on this side, W++++, as "To even think an evil thought is an act of black magic so heinous that your very soul risks being annihilated by the Great White Brotherhood."

Unfortunately, there is a tendency among some practicioners of this sort of "white" magick to demonize their opposites in a manner so fanatic that each side becomes a mirror image of the other, causing many who see magick as a rainbow to consider this dualistic movement foolish at best.

Opposes left hand path.