How to Cast a Spell
HOW TO CAST A SPELL
- GATHER THE WILL
Will is the drive behind your intention. It’s what brings the spell into existence and what differentiates a wish from a spell… Will requires real work, while a wish is just a hope.
- SET THE INTENTION
Intention is what outcome you desire out of the spell. Understanding your intention at a deep level will help you define the spell and gather effective materials to enhance its power.
- DECLARE & VISUALIZE
Declaration is the specific words used to bring about your outcome. Use easily repeatable affirmations and visualize as you feel the oucome taking place within and without.
In the world of magick, the need may arise to create change, or manipulate outcomes in accordance with your will.
It is spells that act as the tools for this change to arise.
A spell scan be any combination of words, actions and thoughts combined with a purposeful intention to alter a situation by introducing new energy or manipulating the existing energy.
But put simply, a spell can include three areas of focus to bring about change:
The will, the intention and the declaration.
COMMON SPELL CASTING STEPS
1. WRITE THE SPELL
Write your spell on a piece of paper. Take the time to make it meaningful and easy to recite. Rhymes help with this, and so does keeping things concise. Include your affirmation and be specific!
2. COLLECT YOUR INGREDIENTS
If you’re interested in using tools and ingredients in your spell, collect them before hand by matching your intention to items that emit the energy you are desiring to bring forward in your spell. Herbs, candles, teas, incense and other items that bring you satisfaction are all great ingredients to use in the way that you see fit.
3. CREATE YOUR SPACE
Creating a sacred space is something many witches prefer to do before they begin to work their spells. A home altar is ideal for many, while others like to work their magick in nature. In any case, your space can benefit from being quiet, distraction free and purified and protected.
4. CENTER YOURSELF
Now that you’ve created a space to work within, turn your attention inward to connect with your higher self. Shift your consciousness from the world you live in to the world your spirit inhabits. If you work your magick with Deities, Spirits or other energetic beings, call on them to assist your magick here.
5. RAISE YOUR ENERGY
Energy manipulation is the core of what makes spells work according to your will. Gather your will, ignite your passion and raise the energy that surrounds your intention. Draw power from within and project it into your work.
6. PERFORM YOUR SPELL
Recite your spell infusing the energy you’ve drawn up. Focus deeply on the intention you desire to bring into reality, and visualize your outcome coming to fruition while you feel the deep emotions its success evokes in your life and the lives of others.