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spells: do they really work?

To: alt.paranormal.spells.hexes.magic, alt.magick.tyagi
From: the young one 
Subject: Re: spells: do they really work?
Date: Sun, 04 Aug 2002 09:35:08 GMT

On Sun, 04 Aug 2002 08:34:16 GMT, catherine yronwode  wrote:
> Sure, but, as i said above, i'm not sure anything anyone says will; mean
> much to uyou until you have actually tried to do some spell-work
> yourself. If you have a gift for spell-casting and can muster the mental
> focus or will to perform it, it may prove valuable to you. If you don't
> have the gift or the will, it will probably be something you can  quite
> happily live without. 
>  Good luck! 
> cat yronwode 
> Lucky Mojo Spells Archive ------

in addition to putting emphasis on the part about "doing the work yourself" portion of this, i'd like to add that there are a lot of people out there that just take money 
and could care less about if you get what you want or whatever.

if you're gonna hire the work out, check on the person as much as possible (personal references from friends or people you trust are good) to be sure that the work 
will be done. find out what they'll be doing specifically and when. i mean, would you really want to pay someone $50 for a love spell and not know what they're doing, 
and have the reality be that they did something that involved a few apples, some cinnamon, a piece of paper, and a little concentration for a few minutes for a couple 
of days? maybe you would if they were reputed to bat it out of the park every time...but if they could do it and have the same success that you would, then maybe 
you're better off buying the apples yourself. (don't ask me for that spell, btw...i overheard it once but wasn't paying attention enough to repeat it)

if you're gonna do the work yourself, then get quality materials relative to the kind of work you're doing. i just ordered some things from cat's sight and i fully trust the 
quality and such. there are other places out there that have quality stuff, too. if you can find a place that mixes their own oils i would tend to feel better about them 
than if they were just all the commercial stuff. look online and around town as much as you can to see how much stuff costs so you don't get taken. cat's sight has 
prices that i've seen around town, but i do trust hers more as i see the herbs and such in the oils, can smell the quality of the incense, etc. you'll notice similar pricing 
and stuff like that when you look around. just try to go with the best stuff, because if it doesn't work then you'll get discouraged and think stuff doesn't work, when 
you could have been just that close (as in it may have worked if you used a quality oil instead of an inferior one).

anyhow, if you're too skeptical then it probably won't work anyhow. so from that standpoint, i don't know. maybe you should save yourself some money and walk 
away. if you want to invest time and effort into this, you have to be prepared to see things and not just write them off as "coincidence." personally, if my level of 
"coincidence" goes up when i do work, then count me as doing it to gain that extra percentage. so, if i get 30% of girls to go out with me that i ask on dates, then i do 
a spell before i ask them out and suddenly i get 75% of the girls to go out with me, then i could just say it's coincidence. or i could say it's the spell. or i could even say 
that whatever it is, i'm doing it.

good luck

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