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How to Cast a Spell
First, this is intended simply to give a basic idea of what is involved in much of modern spell casting as I am familiar with it. It is not intended to be the last word or a step by step “how-to” that needs to be followed dogmatically. Personally, I don’t really think any of this is necessary, but many who are unfamiliar with raising and directing energy for spell work find these steps to be helpful. Hopefully, once you get the “feel” of working with magical energies, you won’t need to worry about doing any of this unless you want to.
you are wanting to learn to do *formal* spell casting, and how to eventually
write your own spells, the best ways is to first study spells and rituals other
people have done to sort of get a feel for how they are constructed, what kind
of rhythm they have, etc.
For instance, you should
never invoke the Sumerian goddess Lilith for the protection of children,
or to bless a marriage. Why? She abandoned Her husband and killed
Her own children in order to serve the Greater Good.
What does this mean for spell casting?
It means that to Lilith, children, husbands and family come second to the
concept of the Greater Good and should be willingly set aside if need be to
protect that Greater Good. To
protect children and or one's marriage, you would be better off to invoke Juno,
Hera, Brigit, Isis or someone similar.
And finally, raising and focusing energy is basically an act of will backed up by visualization. When raising energy imagine/visualize yourself surrounded by fog or smoke. This represents the ambient energy that naturally exists around you. When you focus your will to collect and utilize this energy, every time you inhale imagine/visualize yourself drawing in that energy into your body, and every time you exhale, imagine/visualize yourself directing that energy out of your body and into the components of the spell your are conducting.
After that it's pretty much trial and error. Which is why every decent book on learning magic and spell casting suggests keeping a magical diary where you write down what you did, how you did it, *WHY* you did it and what the results were. That way you can learn what works for you and what doesn't