As a Witch, I
believe I have the right to co-create my reality and provide
good-quality lives for myself, loved ones, and the greater
environment, via the magickal arts. To that end, I make magick! Magick
comes in many forms, and draws on many areas to do so. Spells are the
obvious and most common way.
But what is a spell? and why is magick
spelt with a "K"? A great majority of Pagans spell magick with a "K",
simply to distinguish it from the the illusionist "trick" type of
magic, and the real thing. I have also seen it spelt "Magyc", and
frankly I think it's all really unnecessary. I have got into the habit
of spelling it with a "K" myself, but don't have issues with any way
The best way I have
heard explained what Spells are (and for), is by Silver Ravenwolf in
her book "Hedge Witch: spells, craft & rituals for natural magick"
. She describes it at thus:
Spells are nothing more than tools to focus the mind and support
your beliefs in a positive way, to bring your desires to fruition
through the means of quantum physics (energy manipulation).
Spellwork focuses the mind on a specific subject in a specific way,
many times using an activity (such as burning a candle) to bring the
two parts of your belief (conscious and subconscious) into
alignment. Words and tools are used together to poise your mind at
its most capable point of manifestation. When you cast a spell, you
are throwing out your energy net through words and actions to bring
something to you, whether that something is a new car or inner
harmony. Choosing your words and your tools carefully and succinctly
becomes very important, because it is not the universe you have to
convince that you deserve whatever it is you want, it is yourself.
Therefore, the tools and words of a spell are mental garden stepping
stones that should:
pull in divine energy through positive uplifting thought and
align your conscious and subconscious beliefs.
If the spell does
not do both of these things for you, your desire will not manifest"
A great deal of
"Witchy" websites have long lists of spells, and if you want to find
one for just about anything, it certainly isn't hard! I have chosen
to keep my own private, for the following three reasons:
1. Spells performed
without understanding how they are put together, are at best likely to
fail, and at worst dangerous.
2. Spells are
performed for specific needs, and specific people. A wide range of
considerations need to be taken into account, which simply isn't
possible if you don't know the person who made, or will use the spell.
3. Spells should
only be done with free will and full consent.
I therefore feel it
both inappropriate and imprudent for me to share mine on this website.
I am more than happy however, to share some of the above mentioned
"considerations" so you can have the tools to write your own. See my
section on Correspondences below for more info.