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Quick Magic

To: alt.magick
From: Renae 
Subject: Re: Quick Magic
Date: Mon, 12 May 1997 23:13:02 -0700

naenia wrote:
> [KM] wrote:
> >
> > Are there any REALLY useful magic spells that DO NOT require herbs,
> > candles, and stuff like that? If so, could you please tell me about
> > them? Also, are there any of these spells that work instantly? All the
> > one's I've seen so far require candles, and herbs, and usually you have
> > to wait a while before you get results.
> > Please reply, I'm very interested in this.
> >
> > Reeves
> it sounds like you're looking for a quick way into or out of
> something... 
Not necessarily.  Might just be looking for "emergency magic".
The kind you need on a dark street at night when a wierd guy 
is following you home....

[KM]: No spell *requires* candles, herbs, or whatnot.  The magic 
is in your mind; the material components are just tools, like 
mnemonics, to get your mind in the right frame.  

Any spell has three components: conception, power-buildup, and 
execution.  You a) think of what you want to do and how best 
to do it, b) build your power (this is where the props are 
most handy), concentrating on your goal, and c) "send" the 
spell out to do its thang.  You can do all this without the 
tools; it's just harder, discipline-wise.  

If you are, in fact, after the "emergency magic" I talked 
about above, then the best way is to cut short steps a) and 
b); first, plan for emergencies by conceiving of and 
planning spells in your leisure and being ready when the 
situation arrives (kind of like fire drills); b) can be 
cut short by keeping a reserve of power ready within you, or 
knowing how to "ground and center" *fast*, or just making 
a direct appeal ("HELP!") to the diety of your choice.


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