- Creating Your Own Spell
- A spell is nothing more than a verbal expression
of your desires, wishes and prayers utilizing Magik.
Just as with many prayers, or songs, a spell can be both literary
and poetic, or simple and to the point. The trick to casting
a good spell, is finding the right way to say it and do it for
yourself, not based on what someone else says you should do.
In other words, if it doesn't feel right, don't do it.
- The best spells are the ones you create yourself. Don't stop
reading here just because you don't think you have the talent
or creativity to create a good spell. You do! Trust me. You just
need to follow a few basic steps and you'll be able to perform
some of the most beautiful rituals you can imagine.
- The Power Of A Spell
- A spell or prayer finds it's energy from you and your connection
to the energy of Divine Creation. You bring it to life and put
it forth on the breath of the universal wind. Once it comes to
life, the energy of your words can grow, evolve and manifest
into reality. But first you must find the words that have meaning
to you. After all you will be the one casting these words and
desires upon the wind, if you don't believe in what they say,
how are they going to have the will to come to life?
- The power of a spell is like the power of a prayer. It finds
it's life within your personal intent, your desire, you need
to bring the event into manifestation. Ultimately, a spell finds
life through your belief.
- Constructing A Spell
- There are only 12 simple steps to creating a good spell.
Get out your Book of Shadows and favorite pen, then begin your
- Before you even think of setting up your ritual space, or
gathering your tools, you must think about the design of your
ritual and the underlying intent or purpose of the spell.
- The first section of your spell is a statement of intent.
Clearly define what you wish to accomplish with this spell.
- Write out the words you want to recite during the rite, so
you don't stumble over your words. Create a simple 4 line verse
which explains your desire and intent. The verse can rhyme if
you like, but it doesn't have to.
- The second verse casts the energy of your intent out to universe
- The last verse defines the reason for the casting. Be it
healing, spiritual knowledge, or to share your love.
- Here's an example of a love spell:
I set forth my heart and wish,
for a loving honey of a dish.
I send out my desire for love,
upon the divine wings of a dove.
To share my spiritual need and life,
with a precious woman who will be my wife. (if you're a guy)
with honor and respect to be his wife. (if you're a girl).
- Here's an example of an employment spell from Patricia Telesco:
My goal is sure,
my need is strong,
help me find where I belong.
To meet my needs,
employment I seek,
bring me success by the end of the week.
- If you want to invoke a particular alchemical element, decide
which one will best represent and compliment the energy you wish
to create. If you need help with the elements, read the Alchemy
Of Life posting. Once you've decided which element to utilize,
select an object or tool that will best represent that energy
in your ritual.
- Decide how you will visualize your desire as you recite your
spell. My favorite scientist, Albert Einstein, once said "Thought
is energy. To create energy, use your imagination". This
is the principal behind visualization. Saying the words to your
spell at the same time visualizing their creation will add energy
to your ritual. Don't skimp on your visualization! You might
consider doing this part of your ritual within the frame work
of a mini-meditation so that you can fully enjoy your visualization
- List out all the items and tools you want to use during your
ritual. Candles, stones, matches, music, tape player or recorder,
your Book Of Shadows, a pen, and so on. Make a check list so
you don't forget anything when you're inside your circle.
- If you wish to invoke a deity, decide which one. Chose some
symbolic object to represent that deity within the ritual. Write
out the words for a prayer or blessing to honor the deity you've
- If you practice the Celtic method of honoring by food, decide
what type of food to prepare, how to prepare it and how you will
incorporate it within your ritual.
- Decide where you will conduct your ritual. Where will depend
largely upon your physical resources and environment. Make sure
the ritual space is clean, and uncluttered. Make sure the place
you choose will provide you with at least 30-60 minutes of privacy.
And make sure the ritual space is an area where you feel completely
comfortable and at ease in.
- The last preparation is to decide the time for your ritual.
Timing involves a few considerations. If you are invoking a specific
deity, you might determine which time of the day, night, week
or even month is best suited for that particular deity. You might
even decide to conduct your ritual in conjunction with a particular
phase of the moon or location of the sun.
- Pagan's Path Grimoire
- That's all there is to the construction of a spell. If you'd
like an example of a spell ritual from start to finish, you might
take a look at the PagansPath Grimoire.