To the Author of the Spell Request:
Please do not see the below as a lecture. My aim is to help guide you in the direction that will
empower/benefit you. Please, don't be afraid to question and disagree with what I've written. For
these are just my opinions which I've based upon my knowledge and experiences. Ultiamtely, we must all do what we think is most beneficial and empowering for ourselves.
DISCLAIMER: There is nothing wrong with using the spells within many of the Spell Books, Spell Kits and pages here @ The Realm of White Magic. When you are starting out, creating your own spells may seem overwhelming. You might be afraid you will mess up and/or offend someone or something... so starting with prewritten spells is easier in the beginning. Another reason may be that you feel you do not have the desire or time to learn. I can empathise. I can only give you my beliefs in regards to Spells and Spell-Craft. These may not be in agreement and/or reflect The Realm of White Magic. What this means is that my opinions as just that - my opinons and beliefs.
Belief in magick...
What are YOUR beliefs in magick? Do you regard the
knowledge and practice of magick as conflicting with
your current beliefs? Are you willing to transform
If you're not willing to transform your current
beliefs, so there is no conflict, then don't expect to
gain knowledge in magick. Certainly don't expect to
actively practice magick. Only when you find no
conflict with believing in magick (and your ability to
use it), then you'll be able to open yourself to a
whole new world.
I'll provide you with my own personal definition of
magick so you can start to see how you are limiting
yourself to the knowledge of magick.
My definition of magick is the use of my mind to
focus energy to bring about change in my reality.
Magick is practical and simple. Magick is the moving
of a vase of flowers from Point A to Point B with my
hands. Magick is the use of candles and incantation to
bring change. Magick is communication: using the
power of words and gestures/body language. Magick is
prayer. Magick is a spell. Magick is my ability to
breathe. Magick is my entire reality.
Prayer as an alternative to spells...
Prayer is one of the most actively used forms of
magick today. The power of prayer to manifest your
desires into reality is accessible to everyone.
Prayer is a very acceptable alternative to spells. It
can also be a more effective alternative for some.
Prayer and spells are very similiar. They both have
an opening, body and closing. The difference lies in
the tools required. Prayer only requires yourself and
the unquestionable belief in your and God's (or
Goddess, etc) power to manifest your desires. Whilst
spells will, usually, require external tools such as
candles, incense, oils, herbs, crystals and so forth.
Ethics of magick...
It's up to you to create your own ethics in regard to
A good place to start is to determine what you
consider right and wrong. Then, once you start to
actively use magick, you'll be able to expand your
ethics to include what you've learnt from your
experiences. It's that simple!
For instance, I don't believe in the Wiccan Rede, The
Law/Rule of ThreeFold Return or Karma. If you find a
belief in any of these is effective, then believe in
them. Use your Free Will, make your own conscious
choices as to what you do and don't believe.
I do believe in respect for myself, respect for
others and responsiblility for all my thoughts and
actions. For me, this simple ethic works best than
any rede or rules. It's what I've always based my
moral code of what is right/wrong upon.
White, gray and black magick...
What do you consider to be white, gray and black
Magick, itself, is all these yet none of them at the
same time. It is neutral.
Whenever you examine a spell, whether it be your own
or not, to determine what type of magick it would be
labelled examine the INTENT.
White magick is whatever you regard as ethical and
'right'. Black magick is, obviously, the opposite:
what you regard as unethical and 'wrong'. Gray
magick, on the other hand, can be a mixture of
white/black magick or if the intent is unclear.
I don't practice black magick because I can see the
ultimate destruction it can have on myself (not just
the other person). I see black magick as sending a
message to myself saying that I don't have the ability
to manifest my desires except through the manipulation
of other people. I'm disempowering and disrespecting
myself, not just the other person. As you can see, I
definately don't fear black magick. I just have a
healthy self-respect and feel empowered enought to
manifest my desires without manipulating another
Spells are like knickers/underpants...
A good way to grasp the concept of spells is to think
of them like knickers/underpants. Do you regard your knickers/underpants as
the most intimate part of your apparel? If so, would
you readily share or swap your knickers/underpants with other
people you don't know? Do you *prefer* to buy your
knickers/underpants brand new or 2nd hand?
Personally, I would answer these questions as
follows: Yes, I do regard my knickers/underpants as an intimate
part of myself. No, the only people who would see my
knickers/underpants are my boyfriend, father and younger brother.
I prefer to buy my knickers brand new as someone
hasn't worn them. No matter how much I wash 2nd hand
knickers the fact remains that someone else,
originally, wore them.
Like knickers/underpants, spells come in different types and
sizes. I wouldn't wear someone's size 14-16 knickers/underpants
when I am a 10-12, so I won't use other peoples'
spells. Besides, I find it more rewarding knowing
that a spell I crafted myself worked than that of
someone else. I can take full credit and not have to
give the credit for the success (manifestation of
desire) of the spell to someone else. I also feel
more empowered knowing that I can craft my own spells:
I am a SpellCrafter.
Following the spells are like knickers/underpants analogy, we
come to the template of a spell. If I wanted to create
my own knickers/underpants, I would have to follow a design
template. I do the same for spells. The design
template I use to craft my own spells can be found here.
The only time I use other peoples' spells is when I
find myself stuck for inspiration when I'm crafting my
own spell. I use these spells to brainstorm my own.
It would go against everything I believe in to
plagerise another SpellCrafter's spell.