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Know the Basics

 

Know what magick is. Know different ways to raise, direct and ground

energy. Know how to cast a magick circle. Know how to open a circle.

Know the basic outline of a spell.

Know the Intent or Purpose

What is it you are trying to do? Heal an illness? Increase your

concentration? Bring love into your life? Sell a house? Celebrate a

Sabbat? Before you begin any magickal working, you should have a firm

grasp on what outcome you are seeking.

Know the Best Time to Work the Spell

Do you know what type of magick should be worked during the waning moon

and what type during the waxing moon? What type of magick is best worked

on the full moon? The new moon? What days of the week are best for what

types of magick? Learn how the moon phases and days of the week affect

magickal workings so you will know when to work your spell.

Know Correspondences

Learn which colors will bring what results. Learn a little about

herbalism; which herbs can be used for what magickal purposes. Learn

about image magick and how it works. Learn about elemental magick; which

elements can be used for what types of magick.

 

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Basic Working Spell Outline

Ritual Preparation

Choose a time. Decide the intent. Choose an aspect of the Divine, if you

wish. Decide how to raise energy (ie: dance, chanting, drumming, etc.)

Choose how to cast and close the circle.

Cleanse yourself and your magickal space.

You can do this with a ritual bath for yourself, or through meditation

to still and focus your mind. You can cleanse your space with your

magickal broom or with incense or burning herbs.

Cast the Circle

Invocation of the Divine

Statement of purpose

This is simply to tell the Divine why you have called Him/Her to the

circle; what you are trying to accomplish.

Magickal Working

Raise energy, through chanting or drumming or however you have chosen to

do so. Direct or channel this energy by using candles, herbs, stones or

whatever other correspondences you found to fit your specific need.

Ground your energy when you have completed the working.

Cakes and Wine

Eat a small piece of bread or cookie and drink a little wine, milk or

juice to help restore your energy.

Thanking the Divine

Closing the Circle

 

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