Okay we’ve all visited one of those old magic spell websites (spellsofmagic.com I’m lookin at you) in the past. If you’ve been a seeker of magic for some time there are probably countless generic forums and websites that provided you with your beginning magical knowledge. And now, we have Tumblr as a reliable and constant flow of information.
But how can we tell the real magic from the fake?
Sure, no ones saying it, but 95% of the spells, rituals, magic & tools we share online ARE FAKE OR DO NOT WORK…that is, for anyone but the user
Magic is a type of energy that we as magicians, mystics, witches, etc. can wield. This energy is specifically tied to and modeled after its user. So when anyone creates magic spells/rituals/etc. they’re reliant on what types of magical energy works best with the creator and their intention. You simply reading the steps and ingredients, leaves out that personal energy. In short, magic works best for the person who made it and will work less if imitated.
(sn: Older/Ancient spells seem to have more chance at success due to the great use of them over time, making that stored energy available to others. But most spells found online with a quick keyword search are ineffective for the general seeker.
So, knowing that just finding a spell doesn’t mean it works, what spells should you use?
Magic is personal. Each practitioners’ approach is unique and it should be that way. Our modern need to share this uniqueness might be the reason online magic can be less potent. It’s been said that sharing your secrets(your magic) with too many can result in dire consequences. One of the greatest more modern magicians, almost lost his magic completely from pride/showing off.
My best recommendation would be to MAKE YOUR OWN MAGIC. This way not only is the spell/ritual/recipe exclusive to you, but your own personal energy is sewn directly into it. Your magic will be more potent, and the process will be exciting!
But what if you aren’t practiced enough to come up with your own spells?
Use other spells (even fake spells) for inspiration! There is knowledge to be found in the ingredients, steps, and tools used by other magic practitioners. Even movie/fiction magic can be incorporated --pop culture magic ftw. Learn from what they’ve crafted. Then create something brand new that combines your intentions and energy, with elements of what you’ve found.
Example: “love spell”
This can be an excellent exercise for you in any stage of your magical journey. One of the most exciting parts about being a witch, is knowing that there will come a time to cultivate your own craft in favor of those around you (very 5 of Wands-y). Even the fake can be used for truth and good in some way, if we put our minds and wands to it
By doing this you’ll also learn vast amounts of correspondences and may find yourself diving deep into your understanding of magic. Be your own mentor and student, you’ll grow stronger.
Author - Mani Matterz
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