May 9, 2010
Use caution when performing any spell which has the capacity to alter another person's feelings, perception, response, or action. This practice invades the free will of others and could have disastrous consequences, especially in the realm of "love spells". Personally, I would rather that someone love me of his own free will rather than from influential magic.
Magic has been performed in every culture, in one manner or another, since before time was measured. Today, we've become so accustomed to the subtle "magic" performed on a daily basis, that we hardly notice it at all. The practice of magic still thrives - from the laying of hands upon the sick performed by members of the Pentecostal religion, to knocking on wood to prevent adverse effects from occurring in the life of a person currently unaffected by the situation he or she is verbally referring to at the time.
Spell Crafting is much more in-depth than a half a dozen tips here and there. Keep in mind that the following is merely a brief outline, to serve as a reminder to the practitioner, when spell-crafting. To add power and give your spell a boost, utilize Correspondences of wind direction, colors, day of the week, herb properties, mineral properties, and more, as mentioned in step 4.
1. Define the purpose of your spell keeping in mind that want fuels want and need fuels need. Positive energy and faith fuels more of the same. Be careful what you ask for, and never doubt that your requests will be honored.
2. Witches, and magic practitioners, typically try to ask for what would be considered "their fair share". To do otherwise might upset the balance of the universe.
3. Meditate first, to free yourself from the mundane aspects of life and to tune into the peaceful and powerful realm of calmness. Silence thoughts and focus all of your energy and will into that which you desire. Visualize yourself attaining your goal.
4. Utilize the powers of correct herbs, colors, symbols, deities, astrological shifts, stones, crystals, and rituals to aid in achieving the goals of your spell. See Correspondences
5. Write your spell and/or ritual. Using rhyming verse not only helps the practitioner automatically voice the goals of his or her spell, but also adds to the effectiveness by creating "vibration" and "rhythm" to closer meet the natural vibrations already occurring in the universe.
6. Do your part to achieve the results you're seeking with your spell. For example, if your goal is to be accepted to a particular college in another state, you must take action and apply for enrollment to the college.
Inspired by her Native American roots and Bradbury lineage, Polly Taskey is a writer and grandmother in the northern USA. She shares her wisdom and pagan interests through Pagan by Design and The Moonlit Grove.