Friday, November 9, 2012

Working a spell

Basic Working Spell Outline

We all have different ways and routines when it comes to casting. So what I have done here is put together a basic guideline that you all may find helpful. These are in no way set in stone and can be changed to suit your needs. This is just a suggestion.

Ritual Preparation:
Choose a time and a place. What tools you need, make sure to set them up in the space you will be using. How are you going to raise energy (ie: dance, chanting, drumming, etc.) Choose how you want to cast and close a circle.

Cleanse yourself and your magickal space:
You can do this with a ritual bath for yourself, which might I add is so relaxing. Through meditation to help calm and focus your mind. You can cleanse your space with a ritual broom, incense, burning herbs or with a cleansing potion (used in a spray bottle). How ever feels right to you.

Cast the Circle:
Please see blog post “Casting”

Invocation of the Divine:
This part is to call upon the elements and/or a deity into your circle.

Statement of purpose:
This is simply to tell the Divine why you have called him/her to the circle.

Magickal Working:
 This would be casting the spell or ritual you came to cast. Remember to ground your energy when you have completed the working.

Offering: (optional)
This practice is normally done during a ritual but is not unheard of for more powerful spell work. Normally an offering is food like cakes or bread and wine/mead or milk. Eat a small piece of offering and then place the rest in a offering bowl for the God/dess. When the spell is over do not throw the offering away. That is disrespectful and can upset the deity you offered it to. It should be placed or poured outside given back to the earth.

Thanking the Divine:
Thank the deity for helping you in your work and listening to your request.

Close the Circle:

This is the time you dismiss and thank the elements and open the circle. 

As I said before this is just to give you a guideline as to what can be done for a spell. Not every step must be followed when casting. I simply find when I am writing something out it is nice to see an example layout of what is could look like.

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