Spells in foreign language

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Spells in foreign language

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Hello,

English is not my mother language, but I do ALL of my rituals and spells in English, because I feel more comfortable, and because most information is available in English.
Are there any non-native English speakers who do the same? Alternatively, are there any native English speakers who do rituals and spells in other languages?
Does language affect the outcome of the spell? I have to admit, it can be really useful if you live in a foreign country and don't want your neighbours to know what you're saying :)

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I do some spells in English - if the original spell is written in English, I find it working better. There's power within words and no matter how well you can translate it, it's always better to use the original language.

I also do some rituals in other languages, for the same reason. And I do write some of my work in other alphabets too. It's mostly my thing, but if I'm working with sigils, I find it easier and more potent to do them in Glagolitic alphabet, simply because I feel a strong connection to that alphabet.

I hope this helps a little.
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Me, I am not a native English, I am Turkish but I always write my spells etc in English, since I notice my own power about "words, languages and alphabets". Of course I use different alphabets so much. These days I study Theban Alphabet, also I know and understand an alphabet called "Malachim". By the way I never try to write a spell in Turkish, A bit same like YanaKhan, I think that if I use a different Alphabet or generally English, I think that it makes my spells more powerful. Now, I am just searching other alphabets.

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I don't cast spells but if I did, I would use English. Translating them to my language would feel really strange and I think it would lose its power

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I do all my spell work in English.

If I want to use a spell from another language, I will re-write it to make it my own. This is rare, since I usually make my own spells.
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