WOTC Extra (b) – Improve the Performance of Your Self Defense Rituals

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Improve the Performance of Your Self Defense Rituals



One of the most common requests that we receive is from people who want to perform “revenge spells’ for self defense. Unfortunately (or fortunately) the term “revenge spell’ is an oxymoron. Most people think of revenge when they feel they have been wronged….and are feeling very negative! That’s why a magic spell won’t work in this case… because negativity and magic are mutually exclusive.

To understand why this is so, you need to understand why magic is so magical. Magic is really nothing more than the Operating Laws of the Universe working as they should. Unfortunately, most people operate under the Law of Accident, which is on a level lower than the Operating Laws of the Universe. Magic can’t operate at the level of the Law of Accident —it’s too low. When a person who normally lives at the Law of Accident becomes positive enough to raise their energy to the next level, what seems like magic happens! It’s really just the Operating Laws of the Universe, but it appears to be magic.

All of this is a long-winded explanation of why revenge spells don’t often work. Self defense spells, when done with a cool head and positive energy, do work. But if you wait until you feel downright negative before you start looking at magic, forget it. You have to be positive and upright in your self-defense for magic to work.

Learn How to Do Witchcraft Rituals and Spells with Your Bare Hands
Alan G. Joel

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WOTC Extra (a) – By Any Means Available

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Means using any means that you choose to defend yourself when attacked . As long as all the other conditions of this rule are met the Universe does not judge whether your response is excessive.

In some spiritual systems , it is considered a crime not to defend yourself because in so doing you are enabling the attacker to not learn appropriate spiritual behavior and impeding their spiritual growth. Any infringement on your sacred space gives you the right to defend yourself according to magical self defense laws.

Self defense tactics can come in very useful in a variety of situations and even be life-saving. Just remember to think them through and make sure you are on the right side of the self defense laws. Do not overreact, keep your cool, and make sure you are within your magical rights to use whatever techniques you are considering. This will keep you in alignment with Universe and prevent any backlash.

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Alan G. Joel

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Let’s Talk Witch – Protect Yourself

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Protect Yourself


People ask us all the time how to protect themselves magically using self defense magic. Magical self defense is not difficult, but the procedures could boomerang if you are not sure you are in the clear according to self defense laws.

Practitioners of magic and witchcraft, having considerable power and force, need to carefully study self defense laws. Using our powers inappropriately can cause severe Universal backlash. We must be sure that we keep our tempers in check and not use our abilities in a reactive manner.

Western magical practice states:

“You have a right to be here and follow your own path so long as you hinder no one else in doing likewise.”

This principle asserts our right to exist and follow our own path and thus our right to defend ourselves against those who would seek to prevent us from walking our path.

As we increase our magical abilities, we will attract the attention of beings of different levels and some of these will try to interfere with our path in one way or another. Clarissa Estes, author of Women Who Run with the Wolves, states this as, “If you have beauty in your life, know that it will attract the dark as well as the light. Don’t be surprised. Be prepared.”

As practitioners , we follow this very specific statement when it comes to self defense:

“In cases of direct and violent personal harm you are entitled to defend yourself by any means available provided you did nothing to encourage or provoke the attack.”

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Alan G. Joel

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WOTC Extra (b) – Spell to Cancel a Spell

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Spell to Cancel a Spell


This is similar to calling back a spell, only you don’t command the energy to return to you to be grounded and neutralized. Instead, you allow it to be released from its original goal to flow freely to wherever it can do the most good. The choice of method is up to you.

Timing: whenever necessary; your personal power time

I foot of black thread
Sharp scissors


To help your visualization for this spell, empower a foot of thread with your memory of the original spell. Tie a loop in the end of the thread, and slip it over your wrist. Allow the loose end to dangle straight down from the loop on your wrist. Have a pair of sharp scissors ready. Remember to purify both thread and scissors.


I command all energies released in the pursuit of [name the goal]
on [name the day] at [name the time] to cease their motion this day,
this hour, this minute. I release you, I release you, I release you.
From this moment, you are free. Disperse and flow to where the
universe desires, to do good in the way that the Divine commands.
You are free, you are free, you are free!

Cut the dangling thread with the scissors. As you do so, visualize the energy you originally sent out being freed from its path toward the goal, and returning to the energy of the Universe to do the work of the Divine. You may choose to bury the thread and the loop, or burn them; it’s up to you.

If you created something during the spell that you still possess, such as a poppet or talisman pouch, then take it apart and dispose of the ingredients separately.

It’s a good idea to purify yourself after canceling or recalling a spell. Take a shower or a bath (add some salt), or at the very least wash your hands and let the water flow over them for a bit. Eat something grounding such as bread, crackers, or a rice cake and go for a walk.

Power Spellcraft For Life: The Art Of Crafting And Casting For Positive Change
Arin Murphy-Hiscock

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WOTC Extra (a) – Thing Went Wrong, So Just Call The Spell Back

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Thing Went Wrong, So Just Call The Spell Back


Spells are a method of rebalancing the current energy of a situation. This means that yes, sometimes things will seem to go even further out of whack before they find that correct balance point and settle down. Energy takes time to move around and play with all the finicky little aspects of life , which are bound up in the situation you have targeted . Don’t panic. Roll with it. Give it a chance before you declare it a failure.

If a spell obviously fizzles badly right off the mark— and I’m not so sure they truly do— then there are a few things you can do to save the situation. The best option requires that you’ve kept detailed notes on how you constructed the spell. Go back and undo the spell carefully. Some practitioners change a couple of words and in essence perform the spell in reverse: at the point where they sent out energy, they draw it back. (Note that this doesn’t mean starting at the end of the spell and working back to the beginning; it means flipping the direction or the polarity.) In this scenario, use the same correspondences and colors and tools you used the first time; this is an instance of like attracting like, as employed in the first spell, but you’re trying to attract the energy out there to you and the identical components.

To bypass all the previous steps, just call back the spell. When you call it back, however, be sure to ground it to avoid being flashed by its energy Flashing is my term for energy backlash as a result of being in the line of backfire. Calling it back can be done : remember the analogy of the web of energy, which connects all things? The energy can travel back along those strands, the same way it traveled out.

This technique should only be used if you are secure in your grounding, because it can otherwise overload you. During this summons, I recommend holding a tool such as a wand or a knife, or whatever tool you use to direct energy (if you use one): you can channel the energy you summon into the tool, in order to use it later in spells. Or do this outside with your hands on the ground, and channel the returning energy into the earth to ground it directly.

Under no circumstances should you call it back and attempt to contain it within yourself. That’s a classic setup for being flashed, creating migraine headaches, becoming physically ill, and being unbalanced for a day or more.

In order to call the spell back, ground, and say:

I command all energies released in the pursuit of
[name the goal] on [name the day] at [name the time]
to return to my hand this day this hour, this minute .
I recall you, I recall you, I recall you. Cease your activity,
freeze your motion; as of this moment your
purpose is null and void.
Return to me, I command you now!

Visualize the energy you sent out stopping its flowing motion, then being sucked back along its path to you. Keep visualizing its movement through you to the earth, or the tool. If you created something during the spell , such as a sachet, knotted cord, or poppet, this is the time to undo it. Don’t just destroy it; take the time to undo the knots, unpick the pouch, sort out the larger ingredients. Then dispose of them separately in running water, by burying them, or burning them.

Power Spellcraft For Life: The Art Of Crafting And Casting For Positive Change
Arin Murphy-Hiscock

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Let’s Talk Witch – Nothing Happened When I Casted That Spell

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Nothing Happened When I Casted That Spell


Are you so sure? Just because you don’t see an immediate or drastic change doesn’t mean that your spell isn’t having some sort of effect. Take a careful look at what you asked for, and think about what you visualized during your spell. Remember that spell energy travels through the path of least resistance, which sometimes means a circuitous route. Spells won’t temporarily stop the earth from rotating to give you more time to finish a project for a looming deadline; they’re much more likely to find another way around the problem.

Think about your request , and think about how long it will reasonably take to achieve it. Patience is a necessary virtue when it comes to spellcasting. It can take a while for effects to become evident.

If you’re positive that nothing has changed, pull out that record sheet and double-check your correspondences. Did you inadvertently choose two herbs whose other associations cancelled out the ones you were using ? If you chose to do a fertility spell on a Monday during a waxing moon , did you verify that the moon wasn’t void of course when you performed it?

Power Spellcraft For Life: The Art Of Crafting And Casting For Positive Change
Arin Murphy-Hiscock

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WOTC Extra (a) – Sample Ancestor Prayer

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 Sample Ancestor Prayer


Ancestors—from all corners of creation,
I/we welcome you among us.
Thank you for all that you have done
to pave the way for a better future for
all humankind. By all your honored
names we each remember you in our
hearts today, and welcome your continued
guidance in daily life. Bless us, walk with us,
watch over those we love and help us ever
continue to strive for spiritual insight.
Today and every day you are with us,
in our hearts and memories.

A Witch’s 10 Commandments: Magickal Guidelines for Everyday Life
Marian Singer

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WOTC Extra – Various Ways of Ancestral Worship

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Various Ways of Ancestral Worship


There are many other ways to honor personal ancestral spirits, including:

Sharing the teachings or crafts passed down to you by them with friends and family so these valuable things are not lost to time.

Holding small rituals of blessing and peace on special dates and enjoying your memories. Note that before or after the ritual, you may wish to have a meal of some of the ancestor’s favorite foods. You can also burn incense of a scent you know he or she liked.

Looking at photographs and other images of these people regularly, allowing all the special moments with them to bless you once again. Don’t forget to share those moments through stories with others who will treasure them.

Maintaining a memory book filled with stories about your ancestors, their sayings, and habits, and other memorabilia. (This book will become a family heirloom.)

Creating an ancestral altar filled with pictures, memorabilia, and candles.

I realize some readers may be wondering what honoring our personal ancestors has to do with ethics. They connect on many levels. Each time we see or think about our ancestors, we’re also bringing to mind the valuable lessons and traditions they gave us. This preserves their teachings for the future. Since ours is a living tradition, this preservation becomes a bridge, and the foundations, lessons, and advancements of the past build toward a secure and well-grounded future.

A Witch’s 10 Commandments: Magickal Guidelines for Everyday Life
Marian Singer

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