Basic Spell Construction

Basic Elements of Spell Construction:
Clearly understand and define your magickal need. If you wish to use a special element,
then decide which one is most appropriate, and collect items to represent that energy.
Gather candles, stones, or whatever else you intend to use to focus personal energy
you will raise. Empower those items with your personal energy as you focus upon your goal.
Decide upon your words of power. You may write them out, or simply remember the key phrases
you wish to use as you improvise. If you wish to use a special deity in your magick,
decide on who, and on how you will petition and connect to him/her/them. You may want to write
out special prayers and invocations and memorize them. Plan how you will visualize your goal.
This is the essence of the magick and very important to your outcome. The moment you start
visualizing the resolution of the magickal need is the moment you begin to create the changes
in your deep mind necessary for the magick to manifest. Don't skimp on visualization.
Decide when and where you want to do the spell. Where will depends largely on your own resources.
When can be anytime you like, or you may take into consideration astrological influences.
At the appropriate time, gather what you will use and go to the place where you will perform the spell.
Cast your protective circle or utilize some other form of protection which you can count on.
Invite whatever elementals, faeries, spirits, or deities you wish to have present as you work.
They should always be welcome, but they are not necessary for spell work. Clear your mind
and begin visualizing your goal. Raise energy within yourself and pour it into the magickal object/s.
Use your words of power, light your candles, charge your stones, dance or sing.
Do whatever you have decided to do to focus your attention and raise energy.
Take advantage of natural phenomena which can help you raise energy. A storm, for instance,
is an excellent source of energy which can help feed a spell. Feel yourself becoming a part of the storm,
and feel yourself psychically drawing on the storm's vast stores of energy as you seek
to raise your own energies. When you feel you have put as much energy into the spell as you can,
send the energy out to do your will. Relax, throw up your arms, raise a tool, kneel,
or do whatever else makes you feel the energy being sent. Be sure to direct it out from you
visually as well. You should finish your spell with words such as "so mote it be."
Mote is an archaic word for must or may. It is a statement of completion and an affirmation
that you know your magick is successful. All magick is worked from the point of view
that the desired goal is already manifest -- it will not come to be, but IT IS.
always phrase your magickal desires in the present tense such as "I have love in my life now"
or "my bills are now paid in full." Talking of magick happening in the future will keep
it forever in the future, always just out of reach. Meditate briefly on your goal.
Visualize it as already manifest. When you are ready to close the circle, thank the elementals,
spirits, deities, etc. who joined you. If you have called the quarters, then dismiss them.
Always ground the energy from your circle. See it dissipate and return to the earth.

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