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What are you suppose to do?

Postby ~Ethan~ » Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:21 am

Hey, Im new to this and I havent done any spells or anything, I just recently started to study the Wiccan religion. I was wondering what you are specifically suppose to be doing when preforimg a spell. Are you suppose to be focusing energy or anything like that? I would really apprectiate as much details as possible.




Postby Baratoz » Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:16 am

I am not trying to be mean but, you shouldn’t be tinkering with magic until you have done some studying of it and since you asked that question, you haven’t. If you don’t know what you’re doing it could cause you and others some serious hurt. I suggest that you read the following books:

Wicca: A Guide to the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham

Living Wicca: A further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham

These two books are very good at giving you the foundation you need to get you going on your path and the basics of spell casting. After that, I would be more than willing to give you tips on spellwork. You should also be aware that this path is not an easy one. It involves a lot of learning and practice. There will never be a point when you can sit down and say, “I’ve learned it all.” However, it is a very rewarding path if you put the effort into it.
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Postby ~Ethan~ » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:59 am

I just bought several books including the ones you just mentioned last night. Sorry for the post.

Postby Sobek » Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:03 am

no need to be sorry. you asked a question and it was answered. thats exactly what you wanted is it not?
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Postby Baratoz » Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:33 am

~Ethan~ wrote:I just bought several books including the ones you just mentioned last night. Sorry for the post.

As Sobek said. There is no need to be sorry. This forum is here to ask questions and share information and experiences.
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Postby [Enlightenment] » Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:53 pm

Directing Energy plays a huge part in Spell work, among other things, but you should, like whats already been said, read, read and read some more before attempting any kind of Spell.
If you're looking into Wicca as a religion then you will find out that casting Spells is not really a major part of it, it can be obviously, but it should not be the only reason why you're looking into Wicca, just to cast a few Spells. Wicca is a religion, a Spiritual journey, finding of ones self, having a relationship with the Goddess and God, respecting our Mother Earth, plus a lot more, and I know Spell casting is the last thing I would put down on that list above. Wicca is sooooooooo much more!

Good Luck with your books and study and please, let us know how you go on :D

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Re: What are you suppose to do?

Postby SpiritTalker » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:50 am

These are summaries to help sort things out. :D

Wicca -quick overview
.There is no ultimate authority in Wicca. We study mythology & lore. Some popular texts are The Wiccan Rede, Witch's Creed, Witch's Rune, Charge of the Goddess, and Legend of the Descent of the Goddess.
. Nature is generally perceived as divine with two forces: The Goddess and The God that go by many names.
. Wicca generally guides the experience of Deity-in-Nature through ritual observance of seasonal cycles at the Sabbats Samhain, Imbolc, Beltane & Lammas, Equinoxes & Solstices & at full moons (Esbats).
. The use of the ritual circle, the altar, the ritual tools, & spell-craft are inter-related parts of Wiccan practice.

To start
. Breathe & pull energy up from the earth & down from the sky to pool in the belly.
. Practice pushing energy from your belly to your hands; palms facing to feel the spongy resistance.
. If herbs interest you, choose 3. Feel, smell & taste each. Let your reactions tell how to use them.
. Collect 3 stones from different places. Look at them. Feel their weight. Make a pendulum & determine if each is oriented to passive/lunar energy or active/solar energy. Use lunar stones to calm/pacify conditions & solar stones to activate.
. These become your starter kit: energy, herbs & stones.

Re - prepare sacred space - 2 examples
. Circles keep good energy in & interference out. Do this before you cast spells.
. Start & end each pass at ex.1. north, or ex.2. east. Simple circles dissipate when walked through.
1. Broom-sweep a circular area <~widdershins to cleanse, then point & walk deosil~> to project energy circle, or
2. Walk three circuits deosil~>: 1st sprinkle mixed salt-water to cleanse & introduce earth/water; 2nd waft incense smoke to bless & introduce air/fire; 3rd point & project the energy circle
. Words for both: Round, around & round about, all good in & all bad out. / As I walk the circle is cast, guarding all & holding fast. (ref.Doreen Valiente)

Re - altars are your work space & a mini-circle
. Use symbols of Deity & natural elements of land, sea, sky & fire to direct thoughts & shape energy
. Ritual tools represent elements - air-wand, fire-blade, water-cup, earth-pentacle; womb/phalic shapes rep. Deities
. Basic gear - fire-safe incense bowl, candle holders, offering cup/dish, incense, oil, candles, salt, water rep. Elements
. Set-up - Goddess candle, chalice, salt on left; God candle, blade, wand, incense on right; workspace in-between
. There's no rule that gear must come from witchy shops or copy any particular style
. Consecrate the table 1st, then the tools; purify with salt-water, bless with incense & anoint with oil, magnetize

Re - spells
. Learn to focus: gaze at a candle flame until it's all you're aware of. If you wool gather just return to the flame. Do 10 minutes practice daily.
. Know your goal - to attract something, to repel something or to empower something
. Select materials that feel related to the goal by element, property, appearance, color, scent, symbolism or contact
. Use wording in positive phrases, present-tense (It-is & I-have), & don't say what you don't want
. Adding "and it harm none, so be it done" can help avoid misfires
. Draw power on the breath from earth & sky into the gut, focus & as you exhale push energy out hands into spell
. Keep the altar elementally balanced for good results
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