Cord and knot magick have been used for ages. Druids used to tie
cords around their waists in various colors identifying their craft specialty, and the number of knots was indicative of their rank. In Cord magick, the spells are simply prepared ahead of time, and then used as needed. Each knot is
then untied releasing the power entrapped in the cord over nine consecutive days. These work great when you need a bit of quick magick.
Find a piece of colored cord that is nine feet long and prepare it in advance. Consecrate the cord, saying this as you do so: Here do I present to the Lord and Lady, my cord for your blessing. That I may ever use it in your service. (You can later use the cord as a tie for your ritual robe, if you wish. If infused with a spell, you can keep it on your person, but this is not mandatory.)
Now your cord must be programmed for a specific purpose such as healing or as a magickal storage system for use in any number of things in the future. First, hold your cord tightly, and drive your energy force into it, saying what it is you desire, such as "Power is my wish" or "Prosperity is my desire" or something similar. (It can be anything: power, love, healing etc) While repeating the words over and over, visualize energy from the cosmos going in through your left hand and down through your torso, growing and becoming larger and stronger. Now see it flowing along your right arm and down into your right hand. Now visualize it coming out of your right hand (projection hand) and going into the cord and then flowing all along it, electrifying it. Focus on it carefully and fill your cord with your own magickal presence. If you want the cord to be versatile, "Power" is a good thing to voice, while holding your cord. And then when you feel the time is right, tie your first knot on one end of the cord and say.....BY KNOT OF ONE, THE SPELL'S BEGUN, repeating it over and over. Next return to your chant of POWER (Power is my wish.) over and over. When the time again feels right, tie another knot on theother end and say.....BY KNOT OF TWO, I WILL THIS TRUE
Remember to alternate your knots from one end to the other, moving towards the center. The center knot will be your last one. Repeat this process until you have alternately tied all nine knots, using these phrases or make up your own:
BY KNOT OF THREE, SO MOTE IT BE
Now when you feel the need to use the cord, it must be done in this manner. If you programmed it to assist you in healing someone, then for nine consecutive days you will untie one knot each day. Untie them as you tied them, from first one end and then the other , alternating until you reach the ninth knot. Before you untie the last knot, concentrate intensely on the purpose of the cord. Focus and pay special attention to the desired outcome. Then release the knot and closing your eyes, repeat your desire once more. You can keep the cord on your person for a while after, until the power of the cord has been recognized. Then you may return it to your magickal tool area or whereever your workspace is.