Monday, January 26, 2009

Witchcraft And Spells In Theory And Practice

Witchcraft and spells are essentially the same thing as prayer or doing creative visualization. In all of these techniques your goal is to coax a feeling of abundance and success from within yourself. You must look out upon the same landscape which you are seeing now – of being lonely, or impoverished, or sick – yet you must try to find some sense of meaning, purpose and worth in it. The art of conjuring up a feeling of self-worth and fulfillment in the midst of misery is the only real trick to witchcraft and spells. Obviously this isn’t easy to do, but it is doable. Do you believe that this is lying to yourself? It certainly is no more of a lie than the belief that an omnipotent God will wave a magic wand and remove all of your troubles with no effort on your part – just because you’ve suffered so much already.

To learn witchcraft is to acquire faith. It’s a matter of knowing with certainty that what you are wishing for will come true, rather than hoping vaguely that someday it will fall into your lap from heaven with no effort on your part. True faith entails seeing what you must do now to get from here to there, rather than running around like a chicken with its head cut off, trying this and trying that to make your wish come true. Witchcraft and spells are a matter of confidence and joy, rather than riding a roller coaster of overblown hopes and depressing disappointments.

Witchcraft and spells work best in conjunction with the planetary hours which corresponds to your wish; however, this merely helps – it’s not necessary. Unbending will – one-pointed desire – is more important in making spells and prayers come true. Write down exactly what you want so that you don’t forget anything while you are casting your spell or making your prayer. Don’t be too specific, such as asking to win the lottery or to ask some certain person to fall in love with you. It’s better to merely ask for wealth or for love from an unnamed person. To learn witchcraft is not a matter of trying to dictate to the Spirit, but rather to change your own way of looking at things. It’s also a good idea to cast spells or pray at power spots or trees; however, you can construct an altar in one corner of your room. Place something on the altar to symbolize the Spirit, such as a cut out picture of an eye, or a picture of Jesus (if you’re a Christian), or whatever is symbolic to you of the Spirit. Place some sweet smelling incense on the altar, together with a candle the color of which is symbolic of your wish. For example, green is used for money, pink is used for love, white is used for health, etc. Also place upon the altar objects which are symbolic of what you are wishing for, such as money (if you want money); pictures of healthy people (if you want health); pictures of lovers (if you want love); etc. At the chosen time, light the incense and then light the candle. Then in your mind’s eye picture your wish coming true, and allow yourself to feel all the happiness you would feel if your wish really came true. Unlike daydreaming, which is done in the third person and future tense, witchcraft and spells and praying have to be done in the first person and present tense. If someone else is involved (if asking for love, or for a favor) picture the other person (or an attractive stranger, as the case may be) right there in front of you; and look them right in the eye. Talk to them, and listen to what they tell you in return. Don’t worry about if you are doing it correctly. If you are doing it with true longing, then you are doing it correctly.

Then watch the candle for an omen of what will happen. If it is hard to light the candle, then it will be hard to make your wish happen. If the candle flame should waver or die, then probably your wish won’t come true. If the candle flame burns brightly and tall, then your wish will come true. If the candle should fall over, you can forget it. Also be aware of unusual omens while you are casting your magick spell, or shortly thereafter. If you are outside, then the appearance or sound of birds or animals; or sunlight appearing suddenly through clouds; can betoken fulfillment of your wish. When you conclude your spell or prayer, leave and allow the candle and incense to burn down. Then take the altar apart and bury whatever may be left of the incense and candle. There’s no need to repeat spells or prayers unless you yourself feel a need to strengthen your intent.

By: Bob Makransky

Free downloadable tables of Planetary Hours contain complete instructions. Be aware that witchcraft and spells done in good faith always work. The problem is that people don’t always understand when their wish has come true, so they let it slip. To learn witchcraft means to eradicate expectations and self-pity so as to have the wisdom to recognize opportunity / fortune when it comes.

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