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Spell Methods

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From: lorax666 
Subject: Spell Methods
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 17:53:25 GMT

50030313 VII om

"Nightwish" :
> ...what things do you all take into consideration when 
> writing a spell? 

I don't often write them out, but when I do I like to 
give it careful consideration.

> Do you pay close attention to when you plan to perform 
> the spell? (ie: do you pay close attention to day
> of the week correspondences, 

date is usually more important to me than week day, 
but both factor in. mo./day relations are valuable
to me too: 3/9, 4/16, 5/25, etc.

> moon phase correspondences, etc.?) 

quite often.

> Do you cast a circle when doing a spell? 

never. circle-casting is something that I have studied
but never consistently-employed. I gather it came out
of Solomonic magic into Wicca through Gardner, but the
Sorcerer's Chamber substitutes when I need a focus
or solitude. Hermetic sealings appear rather overdone. 

> Does your spell rhyme? 

it doesn't always include words, but sometimes rhymes.

> Do you use herbs, 

of late, yes, mostly as additions to incense/oils,
sometimes as ingredients to a mojo.

> candles, insence, oils, etc. in your spells? 

I've always used candles and incense. oil was a recent 
addition, I've become aware of their formulae 
and quality standards within the last few years.

> I'd like to know more about how different people go 
> about doing things. I know each person generally has 
> their own method, and I was simply curious as to how 
> people here did things.

sensible. there are traditions which flow through people,
taught in tenuous ways like through this thread.

blessed be!


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