Updated: Mar 1
The Basics of Spell casting
Creating & Performing effective Spells and Rituals
As a beginner witch or even an adept practitioner spell casting can be quite intimidating, especially when the spell you wish to cast seems to require unobtainable ingredients or is created with unrealistic intentions. This sheet will outline some of the fundamental elements for creating successful spells and rituals that anyone can perform no matter your level of experience.
Fundamentals of Spell casting:
1. Cleansing/ Protection
4. Attracting & Manifesting
5. Banishing & Binding
6. Raising Vibration/Enhancing the Effectiveness of your Spell or Ritual
CLEANSING AND PROTECTION
Cleansing and Spiritual protection is a must when dabbling with energies outside of yourself. Often, we call upon spirits, deities and otherworldly energies to enhance our magick and to help us in manifesting our desires, so it is important when invoking energies outside of the physical realm to cleanse and protect our space in which we are casting.
Cleansing can be done is many ways such as:
- Smoke ceremony, Burning Herbal Smudge/Cleansing Sticks
- Burning Incense or Resins
- Submerging objects/tools in water, Showers or Ritual Baths
- Visualisation (Visualise Clearing Old energy from yourself, your space or tools)
- Salt or Earth baths (Submerging items in salt or the dirt)
- Sound Purification (Using Bells, Drumming, Singing Bowls, Rattles)
Cleansing is an important first step to ensuring no residual or negative energy from previous spell-work or rituals contaminate your Altar or Spell. Cleansing yourself also ensures you do not contaminate your intentions or spell work with any lower energies you may have picked up from your environment or other people/entities.
Protection is often ensured through the Casting of a Circle after you have prepared the space or altar for casting. There are many ways to cast a circle and circles can be cast on your own or utilising the power of the coven if you are performing a group ritual. Casting a circle ensures you have the support and protection of the four directions, elements and Deities which you may wish to help you in drawing the circle. You can also use talismans, sigils or wear protective gemstones to increase your own personal protection during spell work. Protection is important because this ensures that negative energies or entities which may be attracted by the working of energy do not attach to you, and as sensitive, intuitive and magically inclined beings spiritual protection is key as we are more susceptible and open to influence. No this does not mean full on Demonic Possession! But will deter lower or negative energies from other people, yourself or entities from influencing your energy and casting.
This is something I have felt is necessary to add when it comes to maintaining our own Energetic protection and health. As practitioners of Magick we often expose our Energetic bodies to energies which can affect the flow of energy within our Chakras and energy centres, dull our Auras, hinder intuitive abilities and lead to blockages which can manifest as physical illness. I feel it is important for begginers and advanced practitioners alike to undergo regular energetic healing to make sure our spirit bodies are aligned and the energy is flowing; this will not only enhance your own intuitive abilities but also address any underlying spiritual/energetic issues which may hinder our ability to practice or leave us vulnerable to negative energies and blocking us our our spiritual and physical Journey through this life. There are various forms of energy healing which can be utilised and we will explore in a future article.
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