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simple spells vs. rituals

PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:07 pm
by Ravenstar
Do I use the same format I.e. circle, calling quarters, invite God and Goddess etc.? Blessings.

Re: simple spells vs. rituals

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:21 am
by Kassandra
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[note: I changed "Quakers" in your OP to quarters, assuming that's what you meant to type...unless you were planning to call some Quakers in your spell, lol. Yeah, I just love autocorrect, don't you?]



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Re: simple spells vs. rituals

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:44 am
by smogie_michele
Matter of opinion. Some people do, some don't. I would do whatever feels comfortable to you.

Honestly, I don't always cast a circle for a small spells.

Re: simple spells vs. rituals

PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:30 am
by Echo_of_shadows
I think that casting a circle is a good idea for helping create the psychodrama sometimes needed in ritual and spell work. It's also helpful for beginners if they're inexperienced in directing energy.
Invoking deities is up to each person. Not everyone works deities. Inviting anything into your home is optional. You could call the Quarters, elementals, angels, what have you, or you could just do it all on your own.
Think about how much effort your spell or ritual is going to need. If you're just lighting a candle to pray for good grades, you'll use up quit a bit on energy for a ritual with all the bells and whistles. Energy perhaps better spent on studying. ;)
When you're comfortable, you can pick and choose which things you want to do and which to leave out.
I mostly work with the gods. I haven't called the quarters since I blessed the house seven months ago. I honestly don't recall the last time I cast a circle. :? But I do try to do at least one magickal thing a week, and my work doesn't suffer from a lack of pomp. :fairy:

Re: simple spells vs. rituals

PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:17 pm
by Ravenstar
Thank you. Your answer was very helpful. Blessings. :flyingwitch:

Re: simple spells vs. rituals

PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:07 am
by MsMollimizz

Do to head injury and the pain and such increasing over
time, I've had to simplify my spells, and usually to get
what I want I have chanted instead; or at least for
right now anyway...as long as the pain/symptoms don't
get out-of-hand again; I'm alright.
:flyingwitch:
Gentle Light
MsMollimizz

Re: simple spells vs. rituals

PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:09 pm
by AnaisStar
For me it depends on the work Im doing but I rarely call the quarters, cast a circle etc. I just do a quick spell usually.

Re: simple spells vs. rituals

PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:29 am
by mangosandy82
AnaisStar wrote:For me it depends on the work Im doing but I rarely call the quarters, cast a circle etc. I just do a quick spell usually.

Does it work? The quick spell I mean. I'm just wondering is all.

Re: simple spells vs. rituals

PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:32 am
by SpiritTalker
When doing individual spells I'll first do a shortened circle rite to prepare sacred space by just walking 3 deosil passes to cleanse & bless my work area. The 1st go-round is with mixed salt-water that represents earth & water elements. Then make a 2nd pass with incense (air& fire). These passes acknowledge but does not summon the 4 elements for balance; then I make a 3rd pass to project the energy circle. This way I don't summon, so there's no dismissal & the circle dissipates when walked through. I'll do the full ritual on holidays with the purifying, casting, quarter-calling, evocation, offerings & dismissals.

The spell is a separate project performed within the optional ritual circle. Lots of folks don’t cast circles but it does reduce interference from outside. You’d be inside a circle while you assemble the spell & set the intent into it to accomplish a specific goal. You'd probably be working at a table/altar space.

. Candles are good examples of this. Bring the needed items to your work space. Cast a simple circle around the work area. Wipe a candle with salted water to cleanse it. Then Inscribe symbols or the receiver’s name & DOB on the candle. Next apply olive oil (or scented EO) to “dress” the candle - oil holds the charge to the object. Charging the candle is to infuse it with your intention & is the next step. Draw power to the belly on the breath, focus on the goal & push the energy into the candle as you exhale. State intent in present-tense words or chant a rhyme. Finally - lite up, gaze at the flame to self-hypnotize and get in the Zone to know the goal is met. Then let the candle burn down and maybe read the wax drippings before disposing of the stub in the trash.

Re: simple spells vs. rituals

PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:20 am
by barker
"Just doing it" is probably the most magical way but you have to actually be that way - fully confident, really. Casting a circle creates energies that allow less-than-magical thoughts their proper standing. In the end it is about how you detach and know, in the truth that it will come to pass. Blessings...