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How to practice casting a circle

Postby Knownothing » Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:05 am

Hello I am a new witch and I am wondering how I would be able to practice casting a circle for spells and protection. :flyingwitch:
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Re: How to practice casting a circle

Postby SpiritTalker » Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:54 am

How would you be Able to Practice casting a circle? You just do it and repeat as desired. Are you unable to do this? Edit: as in, do you have some disabilities that inhibit movement?

Why do you think you will need protection? And from what? Edit: knowing this would better help someone to advise you. Any basic circle is somewhat protective.

As you have asked a similar question before, have you done a search? If you do not know how, the search field is at the top right of the screen. There are several lengthy discussions on circle casting already on the forum. Hopeful Child has replied at length to your first question.

By asking the same very brief question in different areas, you have come across as though you are toying with people here.(edit: this is only my personal impression.) Your introduction said only that you have been attracted to WC all your life.(edit: therefore I do not even know how old you are ) You should be willing to take part. This means you do the work, you do the research. People will be generous with their time when you make an effort.

If I have misunderstood your intentions, please accept my apology and know that your sincere inquiries are welcome. Edit: but it will help us if you will please elaborate a bit.

Edit: I have added some bits in an attempt to seem less condescending, in response to comments. Please allow for unintentional direct or dry speaking habits. My apologies to the Board if I have stuck my foot in it.
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Re: How to practice casting a circle

Postby mikezmac » Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:13 am

SpiritTalker is coming across condescending.

You can cast a circle or erect the temple as you wish. The more comfortable you become the easier it is.
Figure out what you feel you will need 1st what and how you what to call the four corners.

Believe it or not youtube has Wicca talking about this. Check it out.

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Re: How to practice casting a circle

Postby Oakheart » Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:39 pm

I stand, close my eyes, put my projective hand out in front of me, spin around clockwise three times as I visualize a ring of blue fire around me. I then open the watchtowers and create an astral temple within the circle. But that's for another discussion.

You can also research the LRP (Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram) that many folks use.
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Re: How to practice casting a circle

Postby Zombiedaisy » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:59 pm

I've tried a few techniques and once I felt comfortable with one I just kept doing it. Putting it into action is the best practice. I found the more I did it, the more natural it became :)
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Re: How to practice casting a circle

Postby SpiritTalker » Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:49 am

Holy moly, Batman. My inner-b.tch was in full operative mode. Face palm!

Sweep the intended area first to clear away debris and stuck energy.

An easy circle formation that works based on your body's un-broken connection to the ground, is to start North, and shuffle walk, dragging your feet as you walk counter clockwise, making an unbroken circle and return where you started. Counterclockwise stirs up the earth's energy that forms the barrier. State the purpose of the circle to open the connection. Perform your spell. State that the purpose is completed, to close the connection. Walk through the rim to dissipate the circle energy.

If you want to practice a well done, formal circle you will need to raise energy, direct energy, and eventually ground energy. You will need to invite and address the elements for balanced energy. You will want to evoke your preferred deity or guardian for protection. Then do your spell. Then undo in reverse order and thank & release all who were invited. Finally, ground the circle.
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Re: How to practice casting a circle

Postby SpiritTalker » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:49 am

A thought on why we sometimes want to go widdershins, counter clockwise: Widdershins does not cancel energy, it disperses energies that are there. It awakens the earth energy. It stirs it up. So, if you had cast a standard Wiccan clockwise circle then reversing and going counterclockwise disperses the boundary.

In situations where you want to invite spirits of the other world to come forth, widdershins would be the way to go to set up the circle. You would sweep to cleanse before hand, not lay down salt because that keeps everything out. (Salt cancels psychic energy.) Moving counterclockwise, you have made a place between worlds where you can invite and meet with Other Realms, where you can meditate on the roots of the World Tree and the underworld. You push the already present energy to form a boundary or closed circuit. You aren't raising and channeling energy for a barrier. Keep that in mind.

Going deosil, clockwise and with the movement of the sun in the N hemisphere, increases energy so the channeled force you will draw upon and direct through your projecting arm with your intention, will create a boundary and barrier. It will contain and hold your psychic energy and, if unbroken, will stop outside psychic interference. It makes a 3-D sphere, like an energy-clean room.

Now i fully admit that i get confused. Do we invite our Deities and the elemental forces within the circle, or are they outside? If within, do they pass through the barrier we've just created? Or is Deity everywhere and thus cannot be excluded, but pays attention when invited? My own answer here is that I think of "invited" as being synonymous with "connected." It would mean that a god-form "attends" or witnesses through my connection to Deity. I'm not sure if it is the same, possibly similar, with elements. A circle is a physical force, this I know and have seen it visibly and in action.
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Re: How to practice casting a circle

Postby Bychan Wulf » Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:05 pm

I see the act of inviting the Deity in thevery circle,as asking for help. Both the elements and the Deities,are in everything and everywhere. Like you said,inviting them is establishing a connection and drawing the attention of the Deity you want to work with. The circle,the elements and the Deity all have a physical manifestation,so inviting them is sort of mixing all those outside physical forces in one cauldron (your circle )
This is just the way I see it and it might be wrong or sound illogical as I am still in the process of learning :-)
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