How to Cast a Spell
To Cast a Spell is to Take Action
Casting a spell is not like visiting a psychic or diviner (whether it is face-to-face, via telephone or online). Responsible
and ethical psychics and diviners (astrologer, numerologist, tarot reader, etc.) attempt to tell you about your past, present,
and future and what influences are at work and what changes you should consider making to accomplish your goals. Consulting
a diviner or psychic is a passive approach to accomplishing your goals, it is more an exercise in gathering information (the
quality of which can be suspect, depending upon the skill and the ethics of the person providing the information) than it
is an act of doing something to achieve those goals.
Casting a spell is an active approach. You are taking matters into your own hands and attempting to do something about
"it", whatever that problem or goal may be. By casting a spell, you are creating a means and an end to achieving that which
you desire. However, a spell is only a means, not the only means. Spells work to enhance the more ordinary efforts you are
using to attain your goals. For example: if you cast an employment spell, but you never actively seek employment via ordinary
methods -- you are very unlikely to find work just through the spell you cast.
General Theory: How a Spell Works
How does a spell work? There is much debate upon this. Therefore, we have taken some of the most commonly agreed upon concepts
(extracted from the religious beliefs from which they where embedded) and presented our "general theory" on the subject. Please
Note: this is not the definitive word on the subject, simply an outline of some general concepts.
First Statement; everybody has some psychic ability. This is not to say that every person has the ability to read minds,
foretell the future, or levitate. However, it is to say that every person has a conation to the world that surrounds them
via some yet unknown force or property of nature. This force or property is natural, not supernatural, and can be acted upon
by the human mind -- and vice versa. The ability to tap into and manipulate this natural force or property is an inherent
human talent. As with all other human talents, some individuals do have a greater aptitude at this than do others. And, as
it is with other talents, "practice makes perfect". An individual's effectiveness in using this ability is subject to the
same constraints as are our other abilities -- it is variable, there are "dry spells", "plateaus", and "off days". Finally,
since this ability is strongly linked to the mind, it is also subject to being influenced (positively or negatively) by the
ever-changing emotional states, moods, and levels of concentration within the individual.
Second Statement; a spell is a creative work. The individual who casts a spell, creates a spell. This is true even when
they are following instructions written by someone else. This is true because the major component of a spell is the visualization
(the mental picture) of the goal, the intent that the individual wishes to achieve. Only the individual casts the spell really
knows what the true goal of the spell is. Without intent there is no visualization and there is no spell, just some uttered
words and actions performed with neither purpose nor meaning. When a spell is cast a mental construct is created. A mental
construct that is the visualized goal of what the individual who has created it desires to manifest, to become real.
Third Statement; a spell is a mental construct. When we say "mental construct" we do not mean the term in exactly the same
sense as it is used in the social sciences. We mean that a spell is a form of directed thought or focused prayer that has
been constructed by an individual to perform a desired task. As such, a spell has a life of its own. It is akin to a metaphysical
machine or software package that, once set into motion, continues to run. Re-casting the spell periodically rewinds or refreshes
the original spell.
Fourth Statement; visualization and focus are central to casting a spell. These two things are the keys to successful spell
casting. Focus on your intent, what your desired goal is for the spell. It is good to think things through before you cast.
How will I accomplish this goal? What steps to I have to take to achieve my goal? What results do I really desire? Then, you
must visualize in your "mind's eye" how these things will be accomplished and your desired results -- the means and the end.
Visualize that these events have already come into being and the desired result has manifested when you are casting your spell.
(BUT, once it is cast, do not expect immediate results -- more on that below.)
Fifth Statement; try and work within the natural order of things. Spells work best when they are following the natural
order of the universe, rather than going against the flow. Here is when divination can be a useful tool. It can give you insight
on the natural flow, the currents that are currently in motion -- information that you can use to assist you in creating your
spell. For example: should you wish to destroy an enemy, if that person really is a rotten person, then it is (usually) in
the natural order of things for them to experience some consequences for their actions -- such a spell would then tend to
be in harmony with the natural order of things. If however, you are acting out of spite or jealousy and the person that you
are directing the destruction spell against is essentially a decent person, you are trying to go against the flow and the
spell will tend to be less effective -- it may even rebound on you. In short, the universe does strive for balance and harmony;
try to figure out what the current flow is, in regards to your goal, and cast your spell accordingly.
Do I Really Need all Those Items in the Instructions?
No, you don't. Actually, you don't need the Instructions either. When all is said and done, it is you that casts the spell.
All that you need to cast a spell is yourself, a clear intent, and a visualization in your mind as to what you wish to accomplish.
The rest is really just window-dressing or props. However, if you are new to casting spells, the Instructions and Items can
be an aid and a guide. The Items can assist you in focus and visualization and the Instructions can be a guide on how to cast
your spell. They tend to be very useful for beginners, so long as they are used only as a guide. What works for you, works
best. If the Items say that you should use a pink candle and you feel that a blue candle would be best because blue is the
color that you associate with the intent of your spell -- then, use the blue candle. The Instructions and Items (as are the
recipes) are only guides for the novice. Keep and discard at your own preference. Follow your intuition -- it's more in tune
with the natural order.
Divine Before you Cast
While divination is passive, it is a useful tool. The use of divination can give you an idea as to what currents are at
work regarding your goal and what the possible outcomes may be. Divination provides you with information regarding your goal.
It is like a weather forecast, it gives you some information on what is happening and what may happen in the near future.
And that is all it gives. Don't fall into the trap that divination provides you with information on predestined events --
treat it as a weather forecast. There are many divination tools; runes, numerology, astrology, tarot, the I Ching. All are
potentially useful. Again, what works best for you, is the best form of divination to use. You don't have to employ the services
of a professional diviner, you can do it yourself. It takes some practice, but it is well worth it -- after all, who knows
you better, you yourself or a stranger?
If at First you don't Succeed, Cast, Cast Again.
Spell casting takes practice. Spell casting also doesn't work like it does in the movies. In casting a spell, you are trying
to manipulate this unknown force or property that is part of the natural world toward your own ends. It might have some ideas
of its own. Patience is necessary when casting spells. It is always best to visualise your intent and goal in stages. And
work periodically to move from one stage to the next towards your goal. By periodically, we don't mean to cast the spell every
week, you have to give it time to work. That said, there are times when immediate results are desired -- sometimes you will
succeed and sometimes you will not. It all depends upon the natural order, how you are feeling (emotionally, mentally, and
physically), how well you can focus and visualise. We have cast spells ourselves that worked instantaneously and we have cast
spells that have taken months or years to come into being (the latter being more common than the former) and we have cast
spells that have totally failed. Our best advice is to cast your spell and wait and see the results. If it is not a spell
that was intended to produce immediate results, use your divination tool of choice to figure out what currents may be influencing
your goal and re-cast it in a months time on the same or similar phase of the moon.
You just might get what you asked for
Know ahead of time what you really desire. Think things through before you cast your spell. Be specific and be certain
that you really want this to happen. Because when the spell becomes a reality, it may take as long to undo as it did to do
-- in some cases it may not be possible to reverse the spell.
You are Responsible
Some people believe in karma (what goes around comes around) and others do not. It doesn't matter. For every action that
you take, there is a consequence. Casting a spell is a form of action. It will produce a consequence or consequences. You
may not like all of the consequences that unfold (another reason to be specific in your intent and to really know what it
is that you want to happen). Nevertheless, they are the consequences you created. Be responsible for your actions and think
before you cast