A spell is an act of powerful and focused volition that rallies all the emotional and mental energies combined with prayers, incantations and certain ritualistic steps directed to achieve some positive goals. A spell may be in the form of a prayer, writing, speech, action, dancing, drawings or sketching. It involves a kind of magical occurrence, which does not mean any sleight of hand, esoteric mumbo jumbo or trickery that is seen every day. Magick or spell is a creative and transformative performance. It involves intense, powerful and pinpointed concentration over thoughts, intentions, emotions and incarnating them into reality. The altruistic aim is to bring about a health, happy and useful change in the life of the seeker.
In casting a spell, a witch takes a huge responsibility
upon herself, because as a Wicca she knows the basic tenet of witchcraft,
which is, that what you do or send comes back three fold to you. A constant
meditation, practice, worship and performance of rituals
permeate the very psyche of the witch with that magical spell that is
reflected through her persona, her physiognomy, especially her eyes and
her voice. There were wise women in ancient cultures and there are many
even now who are honored and respected for their service to the community
through spell casting, healing, counseling, mentoring and providing succor
to the suffering.
A novice in spell casting needs guidance, both verbal and written, in performing the rituals. Once you have gained sufficient experience and success, you can devise your own system. Initially the pre-written rituals may appear awesome and intimidating.
The preliminary step in casting a spell is to draw a circle. This is a sacred space, a special zone between the two worlds, an area that is prohibited against the entry of unwanted elements. It serves as your exclusive energy field. You need to clean and purify it thoroughly by sweeping it and burning incense to create the necessary spiritual ambience.
One way of protecting the circle from unwanted or elements
or evil energies is to build watchtowers, corner posts or quarters around
the circle to guard against the transgressors into the sacred domain.
Having prepared the temple, it is time to install or invoke the spirit, the deity, the god or the goddess. You can usually invoke those deities, which represent the energies that you want to permeate your rituals. There are various pantheons, which you can research to locate the deities to preside and energize your ritual.
Since you have a specific goal for your spell, you need to raise the relevant energy for casting it. It is this energy that empowers and drives your spell. Concentrating upon a candle flame, dancing or chanting some incantations can raise the energy.
Now that the energy has been raised, you can use it to
cast the specific spell. Having done that you must express your gratitude
to the deity through worship or celebration of his assistance in your
The task having been performed, the energy raised has to be grounded back. Usually the total quantum of energy raised is spent in casting the spell, but some may remain unutilized. Release the remaining energy into the earth. You can visualize the dispersal of energy making its way through the earth.
You also need to thank the deities for guarding your circle through the watchtowers or quarters. Dismantle the towers that you set up around your circle.
Finally, you should release your circle as well. This will restore the space its original natural character to be used for routine and workaday activities.
Now you can celebrate the occasion by eating cake and drinking ale, which is another way of saying that you can take the food. This also means that you have returned to your day-to-day world.
These are just guiding posts and need not necessarily be followed as such. You have to be creative in devising the steps in consonance with the nature of spell and your goals.