I thought I would start our blog off with one of the most popular questions. Do magic spells really work? Is magic real?
Let's first take a look at the dictionary definition of magic. For the type of magic we are talking about, a k is usually added onto the word. This is to distinguish the difference between the two art forms which share the word.
Magic: Mysterious tricks, such as making things disappear and reappear, performed as entertainment on stage by a magician.
Magick: The power of influencing events by using mysterious or supernatural forces.
The tricks done in magic entertainment are not real; they are learned routines and usually rely on tricking the onlookers' eyes.
Magick on the other hand is very different.
Magick is the art of using energy to produce needed effects and beneficial change in the world around you. It is the projection of power-infused energy to direct energy, in order to create a different outcome. Yes magick is very real, and yes, magick spells work. But they need to be understood properly in order for them to work properly.
Understand that magic requires three things in order to be successful: Definite Intention, Focus and Power.
Energy is real. It is literally us and all around us. We are connected by energy to everyone and everything. Everything is pure energy first, before it becomes physical (and even then, it is still energy, just very dense and becomes more difficult to shift).
We can move energy just by our thoughts, because thoughts are energy. We can mould this energy more efficiently, however, by setting solid intentions (spell) and by harnessing power and directing it into those intentions (magick).
We get our power to do magick and move energy from three main sources:
1. Personal Power – this is the life force that sustains us here on Earth. We have the energy that creates worlds running through us and it is up to us to decide what we are going to put our power into during every waking moment. We have a certain amount of this power each day, which gets replenished through sleep.
2. Earth Power – The centre of the Earth is an absolute powerhouse and contains a rich, vibrant energy. You can bring this power up through the chakras in the bottom of your feet just by intending to and visualising it rising up, through your legs and into your own core. This power also resides in natural products of the Earth such as stones, trees, plants, water, wind, fire and crystals. This is why these items are used in spell crafting.
3. Cosmic/Divine Power – This is located in all over the Universe and is Source, from which all was, is and will be created. You can bring this power down from the cosmos through your Crown chakra, located on the top of your head. Again, you do this by intention and visualising it coming through the top of your head and into your body.
Recognise that these powers are real and palpable.
Those three sources are all that are needed in order to perform magick. However, many spell casters also conjure spirits to help them to put more power into their spells. This can be done in different ways. You can work with deities, goddesses and gods and ask them to bring their power to your spells. You can also use the elements such as fire (candle magick, burning petitions and herbs), water (scrying, chalice and bath spells), air (kite magick, outdoor rituals), and of course, earth (herbs - different herbs bring different results, flowers, salt spells).
Visualisation is also a very important part of magick spells. Visualising is also energy; you are seeing and moulding that energy in a certain way as a vibration before it turns physical. Keep that visualisation up and the energy of it will become dense and, finally, physical. After a spell has been cast, it is very important to keep faith in the spell and help it along with visualisation. If you don't have faith in the spell, and keep thinking that things will turn out in the opposite way to how you want them, the energy of your thoughts will eventually win out over the spell, and the spell will fail. Because ultimately, you are in charge of your energy field and what happens in it. Your thoughts can and will override any spell.
Magick spells do work, and they work wonderfully, but they work best when you apply faith and visualisation. This will also get spells to manifest more quickly than if you were to keep your mind completely neutral.