Spell Writing

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Spell Writing

Postby Samsara » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:30 am

How do you write your spells? Is it just a list of positive affirmation or do you put in if this then that type of instructions. Do you rhyme? Share what has worked and what has not.


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Re: Spell Writing

Postby Mr. Amnesia » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:28 pm

I do a little bit of spell writing, but not so much now. I've gotten a couple of those cast it your self one dollar spells from CH when I was new. I still use them, but I use them as inspiration to what I write now.

Before I write spells i usually meditate to clear my mind and center and ground myself. So that I can put most of my energy into writing and casting the spell afterward. Once I start writing I usually do it with rhymes as it sounds more pleasant and helps me recite the spell better, plus it sounds more smooth.

I don't really know how to describe the lines of the spells I write, whether it falls under positive affirmation (which I don't really know much about) or instructions. Albeit I think it falls mostly under instruction. Here's a couple lines for calming my temper spell that I wrote...
Calm my nerves
Calm my mind
Calm my temper
So that my anger would not consume me
Calm the raging storm within my heart...etc

I think it mostly works depending on the mindset of what I want and what I'm aiming for with the spell (as some of my older spells when looking back at them are more general and less specific) and how much emotion, weight, and energy I put in when reciting it.


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Re: Spell Writing

Postby Likes2Read » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:59 pm

I tend to use rhymes, as it makes the words more memorable to me and sets them apart from everyday speech. (Plus, it's fun. :) )

I read something interesting a while back, about spells asking for repercussions against someone else. I wish I could remember where I saw it, so I could copy and paste the direct quote. The writer said that to keep it from being a BA spell, write it so that the repercussions fall on them as long as they engage in harmful behavior. This way, there is an "out" and the repercussions will stop when they stop doing whatever harmful thing they're doing.


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Re: Spell Writing

Postby AriesStarChild_ » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:24 pm

I’m happy this is here I hope more people respond because I was also curious on how spells are written


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Re: Spell Writing

Postby Aurum » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:36 pm

I also use rhymes, to me it doesn't feel like a spell if I don't. I also make things perhaps needlessly complicated for myself by making my spells in the fashion of ancient Finnish folk poetry, but that's how they started to flow out of me. For example it feels natural to me to use parallelism in my spells, I repeat the same thing twice, rhyming and in a different way.



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Re: Spell Writing

Postby Noctua » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:19 pm

It varies somewhat on the nature of the work I am doing, but commonly I channel my spells, from the energy raised once ritual practices are performed toward an endeavor. This means basically I fall into a trance, generated with the intent necessary for what is sought, and the words just come out.



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Re: Spell Writing

Postby darkwing dook » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:35 am

Mmmmh..
After the intention, it can be as simple instruction as via tranced inspiration (not necessarily a nice and simple process though) to a complicated one as including the time/timing, ingredient, tradition, deity, language, etc etc (not necessarily a hard complex process though).


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Re: Spell Writing

Postby Alys-RaccoonReadings » Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:16 pm

I found this article (https://www.patheos.com/blogs/agora/201 ... p-witches/) which has some interesting and useful things to say about the words you use in writing your spells, with a specific focus on doing so while working with a Deity/Immortal.

Words create our reality. Each word I type out now is a creation, a beginning. Whether I’m writing fiction, memoir, or about my practice, I’m creating a solid record of something. And when you read that record it becomes real for you as well.

What’s in a Word?

Words are odd; letters are as well. I mean, look at the world population and consider the difference in the English letters compared to the Russian or Chinese ones. Words are just as tricky, even in just the English language....

This is the power of a word. It’s not really letters thrown together arbitrarily in order to make sounds others understand. No. Words are a spell. The simplest and most direct spell a person can cast, regardless of whether they are magickal or mundane....

The Road to Hell

Intention is everything. A clear intention and excellent wording can make a spell quite powerful. On the other hand, weak wording and clear intention could cause a spell to backfire. Both spells could produce equally powerful results. The thing is that when you work a spell you obviously want the results you were aiming for.

So, let’s say you endeavor to make more money at work. With a clear intention, direct and precise wording, you may just get that raise you’re after. Conversely, if you have all the intention and spell-work planned just right but you can’t seem to word things very well, you might walk away only finding a random quarter on the ground.

I’m not saying that you have to be a master wordsmith in order to make your magick work. I am saying, however, that careful awareness is key when writing out your intentions and incantations. Otherwise, yeah you got what you asked for, but only sort of, and kinda not really.

My point is that in order to really gain results, words and intentions must align perfectly....

Epithets are like descriptors for the role a deity could play in the work that you are working. In the case of Hekate the epithets are plentiful. The usefulness of a single epithet can vary from cord cutting to healing, if you word your petition just right.

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When crafting a spell, for me, it is crucial that I do the research necessary in order to get optimum results. What this means is that I must understand the epithets I want to use.

Let’s say I want to drop a bad habit like gossiping. In order to work my magick correctly, I need to know a few things. For instance, it is commonly recognized that the waning moon is a great time for banishing, binding, and cutting cords. Basically, it’s excellent for letting things go. Another important thing to know would be what epithets are good for my work.

Since I work with Hekate I am fortunate enough to have many options in epithets to work with. Since she is typically portrayed as having aspects of three, I tend to enjoy using three epithets at a time.

For cutting cords I find that Borborophorba (eater of filth), Psychopomp (the soul guide), and Meisoponeros (vice-hating) work well. I’ll explain.

Borborophorba works because for me gossip is filthy and I would like to offer it up to be devoured in this case. Psychopomp, because not only does my soul need guidance away from gossiping, but also because I can offer up the behavior to be delivered into the underworld, where it is no longer a part of me. Finally, Meisoponeros because gossiping is a vice, and what better aspect to work with in this situation.

A Word to the Wise

At the end of the day, however you choose to word your work is likely right for you. If you feel your way is best, I am by no means qualified to say otherwise. I think the best avenue to take in spellcraft is to trust your intuition. As long as you’ve done the work and carefully considered your process, things should go smoothly.

If you have a trusted witch friend, teacher, mentor, or group of witches you can turn to, it is always okay to run things past them. Should you choose to do so, I would only advise that you do your due diligence first. By this, I mean research. After all, no one wants to be a lazy witch.




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