Let’s Talk Witch – Spells Are Essential

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Spells Are Essential

 

A lot of people get scared by the idea of casting a spell, but really a spell is just like a prayer to a Wiccan. Instead of praying to a deity to make something happen a witch uses a spell to focus all the energy around them and make things happen. Spells can be just as powerful as prayers, and really are a type of prayer if you think about it.

Spells can be created for just about any purpose. Just don’t use spells to hurt or manipulate others. A spell can be a simple two sentence statement or can be a multiple paragraph speech. As long as the Wiccan performing the spell does it with good intentions and clear direction a spell can be powerful even when it’s short. In fact sometimes the shortest spells can be the most powerful, if there is a lot of focus behind them.

Saying spells out loud is a good way to focus on what you are doing and what you want to happen as a result. By speaking the words out loud you are announcing what you want to the Universe and putting all your energy out into the world. The ripple effects from that are what make the spell effective.

If necessary you can mutter the words under your breath but spells are better if you can announce them clearly in a powerful tone of voice. Performing spells with others will increase the amount of energy behind the spell and make it even more effective, so if you are casting a spell for something very important it is a good idea to get some of your Wiccan friends together to perform the spell with you.

 

 

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Let’s Talk Witch – Do spells really work?

Let’s Talk Witch – Do spells really work?

Spells really work. Why? Because there is magic in everyone, each person, everyone creates their own reality. We are the creators of our universe of our world. We create magic when we wish for something or intend something to happen. We create magic by imagining what we want and holding it in our hand even if we don’t have it yet. For example, you may want to have a new car, or you may want to attract your soul mate or whatever you with to yourself. So you think about it first, and if you believe, and I mean really believe with unwavering faith then you get your wish. It is as simple as that.

Some folks will say that they tried a spell once and it did not work for them. My grandmother would have told them they didn’t believe in the spell itself, or even in the “wish.” Those who make a wish and believe it will come true, always comes true.

Now in the 21st century, it has become scientifically proven fact that “thoughts become things.” Quantum physics say that we draw thing to us, good and bad things through the law of attraction so of course a spell would work, even if we give it a scientific explanation. Magic has always been here and it has always worked.

Spells are the conscious desire and the mixing of elements with incantations, like following age old formulas much like your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, in order to have a desired effect come into being. Spells tap into the universe, which we are all part of, to aid in a desire, or a powerful intention. Spells also tap into your psyche. Spells are very simple rituals to make something happen in your life. I choose to make good things happen for me.

Casting spells is an age-old skill and talent used by many, but known to few. In casting a spell you frequently need to have the support of a god or goddess or universe to give you the ‘oomph’ you need. Picking the right deity is for some the first step. I choose the universe because everything I am, everything I use in all my spells are made of the same elements as the universe. So to me, a spell, is 10 times more powerful when I use the universe to help me manifest a desire or intention. You can call the universe anything you want, universe, spirit world, God, Goddess, you choose. I choose to call the universe God. My gypsy grandmother, Antolina’s deity was the Virgin Mary. Whatever you identify with best is what works best.

It is important to always be grateful for what has been given you, for what you have manifested in your life already. In order for a spell to work, a prayer of thanks for all you have should come first. Even if the only thing you have to be thankful for is the clothes on your back. The ancient gypsies were always grateful for what they had since many lived a “hand –to-mouth” existence. Therefore, the very food found that day was always appreciated.

Once you master the art of gratitude, THEN and only THEN can you truly master magic. The first step in invoking a magical way of life is Intent. Intent is the beginning of all Spells- the consciousness of what it is that you want or need help with, even how to get rid of something. It is the intent that helps with the focus and the desire to create the true magic and the start of what you want. Having too many desires or intents only clouds the ideas of what is it that you truly want. Is the spell that you consider casting realistic? To spend your magical energy on casting a spell or to get a job that you are unqualified to perform is not the best way to have a spell become real. Be pragmatic and be methodical. It is the same with any spell; you cannot cast a spell on someone to love you with whom you have had little contact. It just is not a strong enough connection.

Not only that, we are all given the gift and power of FREE WILL. NO magic can MAKE someone love you and dump his wife or girlfriend. Because he has his own power, his/ her own free will to choose to either like you or not. However, you can conduct a spell to change something within you. In other words you cast a spell to make someone notice YOU, or make them see qualities in you that are good for them, you can cast a spell on yourself, to make yourself more attractive to the person you wish to be with. Then you let it go into the universe and allow the universe to unfold the way it’s supposed to.

The next step in magic is to banish. You cannot create something new unless the old is taken care of. Clean the area where you will perform the spell. Look at it as performance art and you need a clear stage. Get rid of all that clutters your mind, heart and soul. Make your banishing internal. Do not perform magic with a full stomach, heart, or a stuffed soul. You need to be rested and tranquil. Your feet planted firmly in the astral plane where magic takes place. This is where you need to clean the space. Where you do your meditation or your holy spot in your home or garden. One of the key elements in casting a spell is to get a feeling of centeredness. It is not to your advantage to be thinking of your grocery list or your pile of things to do when you are ready to cast a spell for something like ‘health and well being.’ Keeping focused and in tune is the first step in the art of casting a spell.
Ancient Magick for the Modern Witch
Gypsy Raven

 

 

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Let’s Talk Witch – Crafting the Perfect Spell

I'll put a spell on you Crafting the Perfect Spell

 
Almost all Witches use magick in one form or another. And almost everyone who practices magick will eventually cast a spell. Spells are written or spoken words, often accompanied by actions and equipement of some sort, that are intended to bring about a specific result. You could think of them as tools. You could think of them as tools. Specifically power tools–but with the energy supplied by our will rather than by electricity.
Like regular tools, spells are only as good as the skills of those who wield them, and if used incorrectly, can even backfire and cause unintended harm. And like regular tools, the better the quality of the spell, the better the end result you are likely to achieve.

 

1. To Cast Or Not To Cast, That Is The Question
The first essential element of spellcasting is deciding whether or not to use a spell at all. After all, you don’t always need a power tool; some jobs are just as easily done with a simple screwdriver. driver. So before you get started, you need to decide if a spell is really the right tool to deal with the problem at hand. Take a long, honest look at the situation, and see which one of these categories fits the best.

 
a)When to cast a spell:
• When you have exhausted all the mundane options but still need to achieve a goal (the spell not only puts your intention out into the universe but is also a way of asking for help).
• When the spell will affect only you (such as casting a spell to open yourself to love).
• When you know what you want and are willing to do the work required to get it (like putting in applications at appropriate places after asking for the perfect job).
• When only good can come from the spell.

 
b) When not to cast a spell:
• When there is a simple solution that doesn’t require magick (you need to lose five pounds, haven’t tried a diet yet, and have plenty of time).
• When casting a spell would interfere with free will (casting a love spell to get a particular person, for instance).
• When you aren’t sure what you really want to achieve (if you are uncertain of the end results you want, it is hard to truly focus enough will to make a spell work).
• When there is the possibility of causing harm to yourself or to others (remember, harm none).
If you are certain the best solution for the situation is casting a spell, then it is time to get down to work and craft yourself the perfect spell to get the job done.

 

 

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WOTC Extra(b) – Your Time of Personal Power

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Your Time of Personal Power

 

By keeping records of your spellwork, you should be able to figure out which days of the week or time of day your spells tend to work. Perhaps there’s a particular time of day or time during the moon cycle when you feel as if you could do anything, when raising energy is easy, when you can focus easily and tune out distractions with no problem. This, then, would be a power time for you.
Your power time is an alternate timing bonus for you. It’s like a secret weapon: you can default to casting a spell during your power time and know that it will have just as much impact as scheduling the spell for 7: 38 on a Thursday evening during the waning moon might have.
To pinpoint your power time, look through your spell journal. Your notes concerning the immediate results will be important: how did you feel during the actual casting of the spell itself? Conscientious maintenance of short-term and long-term results will be important as well. Look at the time, moon phase, or moon sign of the successful spells. Is there a pattern? Are you particularly on the ball when the moon is in Pisces, or in Virgo? Perhaps casting during the hour of Mars is the key to your success. Take a look at the weather as well. It may be that clear sunny days or cool evenings are your power times.
Everyone’s power time is different. You also might have more than one power time, which might make it difficult to narrow down. Don’t worry; the more often you cast spells, the clearer it will become.
Power Spellcraft For Life: The Art Of Crafting And Casting For Positive Change
Ann Murphy-Hiscock

The Real Secret of Spell Casting

THE REAL SECRET OF SPELL CASTING

The power that makes a spell work is not to be found in some new recipe book. The real power that makes a spell work dwells within you, and surrounds you. The real secret of successful spellcasting, as with all magic, is your connection to divinity, within and without. Your thoughts, willpower, feelings, and physical exertions are actually all expressions or forms of this divine energy — just as
air, water, fire, and earth are all forms of divine energy. When you understand the true nature of the energy you work with, you can make real magic.

9 Steps to Casting Your Spell

1. cast a circle and connect with the divinity within
2. call upon the divinity from without
3. state the goal of your spell
4. visualize your goal
5. raise energy by chanting, dancing, or drumming
6. direct your energy to the spell’s goal
7. release the energy of your spell, ground any excess energy
8. offer libation and thanks and close your circle
9. act in accord and give back in thanks

Casting a spell? Don’t forget to:
– decide on your goal
– find guidance for your spell from an oracle or divation tool
– prepare your space by cleansing with salt water or herbs such as sage
– read Witchcraft Without Rules

5 Facts for Successful Spellcasting:

Passion fuels a successful spell; doubt can kill it.
Spells can be performed almost anywhere — though I don’t recommend attempting it while in the midst of rush-hour traffic! You do need to work without being disturbed when you cast a spell. So find a quiet and private place, preferably outdoors.
Once you’ve cast a spell, don’t talk about it — or even think about it — for 24 hours!
An old axiom says that spells should rhyme. A rhymed spell has rhythm and joyfulness in it, it’s easy to remember and repeat, and the repetition itself creates an altered, magical consciousness.
A spell is only used to control yourself, never another or Nature and remember, you should not do spellwork on someone else’s behalf without their permission.

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