So a few weeks ago I had a request to go more into spell work and how it works. So here I will be talking about what makes a spell work, types of spells and a few more examples of them.
So a spell is the build up of energy and then the release of said energy. When one creates a spell you are suppose to cast a circle around your space, like you do in a ritual. This circle acts as an invisible barrier to the rest of the world. It allows the energy created to be contained in one spot and build up. You can create more energy by doing a spell with a partner or group. Before you do your spell work you can also ask for gods and goddess to lend you their energy, along with the elements, spirit guides, or any other spirit. Also, different days of the year (like full moons) have more energy in the air already. Depending on the spell there are different ways to release the energy but most typically the energy is released by ending the circle.
In Wicca one of the things we like to do is relate things to colours. Our different types of magick is divided up by colour type. There are 5 main types of magick.
It includes Love spells, fertility spells, and sexual spells. Red magick is typically meant to further relationships and to attract love. Can be used for both positive and negative magick.
It includes money spells, luck enhancing spells, and success spells. Green magick typically encourages money into our lives one way or another. If you feel your palm itching it may be a good time for one of these spells. Can be used for both positive and negative magick.
This type of magick is for protective spells. It can be used for personal success or controlling others. This type of magick is typically meant for bending peoples will and getting people to do things that benefit you. It is considered to be the poor mans black magick.
This type of magick is for revenge spells, jinx spells, and curses. Black magick is magick of ill intent and is only used negatively. There can be serious consequences for using this kind of magick.
This type of magick is for protection spells, healing spells, and blessing spells.This type of magick is meant to help yourself and others. This kind of magick is only positive.
Other Types of Magick/Spells:
Candle magick, elemental magick, herbalism, potions, kitchen magick, knot/cord magick, necromancy, jar magick, and sigil magick.
Anyone can cast spells. You don't need any fancy equipment. You don't have to follow a spell recipe exactly. The successful rate of spells is based more on the intent of the spell, the concentration, and the build up of energy, over exact directions. You can do everything the spell recipe says to do but it can be unsuccessful. Concentration, a clear mind, the right emotions, realistic desires, etc will make a spell successful.
Something to keep in mind, although I did list all of these types of magic, this does not mean all of these types are types that Wiccan's use. I am going to be a little biased, maybe, here and state a possible opinion, as fact, but Wiccan's firmly believe in harming none so no proper Wiccan to me would ever partake in any form of magick that would hurt others or manipulate other's will.
I really encourage anyone reading to leave a comment or message me with any questions you have about things you've heard in your day to day life, anything I've talked about you want to know more on, anything you want a Wiccan's thoughts on, etc so I can help give everyone the answers they need to best understand Wicca. Now talking about topics, next mytake will about the Wiccan rede and the break down of what each part means.