Spellcrafting and Correspondances

Writing Spells


Ok, spells (or rituals) written by other people are fine to use, and will work if you do them correctly. But, I think, that the more effective spells are the ones that you yourself write. They have your personal "signature" in them, even if you think they're clumsy or odd. What matters is what it is that you are trying to accomplish, the Lord and Lady will understand if it's not perfect.

Spells can be as simple as reciting a short chant over a fresh rose while placing it between 2 pink candles in order to draw love; forming & retaining an image of the needed result in the mind; or placing a quartz crystal in a sunny window for protection purposes.

To perform effective magick - 3 necessities must be present: The Need, the Emotion & the Knowledge.

It has been said that magick was the first religion, & that if you lovingly utilize the forces of nature to cause beneficial change, you also become one of them.

It is these powers that have been personified as Goddesses & Gods. Attuning with them is a spiritual experience & is the basic of all true religion.

In making your spells, it helps to write things out in an outline first, and then work your ritual out from there. Here is an outline you can use as a guidelines and even print out and fill in as you go along! Print as many copies as you need. You will probably only need to go through the entire outline for the first few spells. (The extra space is where you can write if you print this.)

                           

 1.Define the goal of the ritual, that is, state your need:




 2.Decide when and where you will work your magick, keeping in mind lunar phases
 and days of the week:



3.Find or create an appropriate chant for the spell (a simple rhyme will do):






 4.If you will be invoking a god or goddess, decide on which one and write out any
 special prayers that you will use to call that diety. (For example, if you were
calling Hecate, you could simply say "Hecate, Dark Goddess, I call thee!"):



5.Plan how you will visualize your goal in your mind. Describe it:



 6.Decide on any correspondences, such as herbs, colors, elements, that you want in
 your ritual. Write these down and decide on how to include them in the ritual.
Example: "Water would be appropriate for this ritual, so I will have a bowl of
 water on my altar". Your correspondences:



With all this written out, you are ready to decide how you will perform the ritual using the information you have gathered. Now, let's start the magick!

At the appropriate time gather together all the items you will need for your spell and go to the place where you will be performing the ritual.

Cast your circle. (See Casting Circles for help with this.)

Invite whatever dieties you wish to have present. Light incense to invite the God and Goddess into your circle if you wish and say any prayers you want.

Clear your mind and begin visualizing your goal as you planned. You can state your goal out loud if you want to.

Raise energy within yourself as you use your chant, or raise energy without a chant if you would rather.

Light your candles, charge your stones, dance, sing, etc. to focus your attention and raise energy. Here is where you should involve your correspondences in the spell!

When you feel that you have put as much energy into your spell as you possibly can, send the energy out to do your will. Relax, thrust open your arms, do whatever makes you feel that the energy being released.

Finish your spell by stating "So mote it be" or "This is my will, so it shall be". It is a sign of closure and a declaration that you know your magick will be successful.

Close your circle and thank the deities who have been with you.

Ground your energy.

Have your cakes and ale, or cookies and juice if you prefer.

Record your ritual in your Book of Shadows and save any remaining items that you wish in your personal witch's box.

Congratulations! You have completed your working! (Taken from SpiritOnline Copyright (C) 1999 spirit online)

Correspondances

Correspondences for Candles, Oils and Herbs
INTENTION COLORS OILS HERBS
Animal Healing Brown Spearmint
Lemon Balm
Rosemary
Myrrh
Allspice
Coriander
Sandalwood
Blackberry
Astral Projection Purple
Yellow
Benzoin
Cinnamon
Ginger
Sandalwood
Mugwort
Jasmine
Dittany of Crete
Poplar
Beauty Light Blue
Pink
Ambergris
Gardenia
Ginger
Jasmine
Lavender
Avacado
Catnip
Ginseng
Maidenhair
Yerba Santa
Courage Red
Yellow
Green
Brown
Frankincense
Rose Geranium
Cedar
Musk
Allspice
Thyme
Dragon's Blood
Tonka
Divination Yellow
Silver
Camphor
Clove
Orange
Tuberose
Orris
Hibiscus
Meadowsweet
Broom
Fertility Green Patchouly
Pine
Musk
Vervain
Bistort
Cucumber
Hazel
Sunflower
Happiness Pink
Blue
Yellow
Lavender
Sweetpea
Tuberose
Catnip
Apple Blossom
St. John's Wort
Healing Blue
Red
Green
Purple
Sandalwood
Juniper
Eucalyptus
Allspice
Angelica
Willow
Peppermint
Love Pink
Red
Lavender
Peppermint
Lemon
Apricot
Rosemary
Basil
Rose
Coriander
Luck Orange
Green
Blue
Cinnamon
Patchouli
Rosemary
Lemongrass
Caraway
Ginger
Nettle
Vanilla
Lust Red Musk
Vanilla
Ginger
Rosemary
Patchouli
Avocado
Hibiscus
Clove
Magickal Powers Purple
Yellow
Tangerine
Rosemary
Vanilla
Allspice
Carnation
Dragon's Blood
Money Green
Orange
Copper
Pine
Patchouli
Basil
Ginger
Cedarwood
Cinnamon
Sage
Clove
Dill
Hyssop
Peace Blue
Pink
Lavender
Rose
Magnolia
Gardenia
Lilac
Pennyroyal
Tuberose
Protection White
Red
Black
Juniper
Patchouli
Clove
Lime
Vetivert
Bay
Basil
Pine
Lilac
Flax
Psychic Awareness Blue
Yellow
Silver
Lemongrass
Camphor
Peppermint
Cinnamon
Yarrow
Anise
Nutmeg
Flax
Honeysuckle
Marigold
Psychic Dreams Blue
Silver
Camphor
Jasmine
Acacia
Lilac
Sandalwood
Heliotrope
Marigold
Rose
Mimosa
Cinquefoil
Purification White Rosemary
Cedarwood
Myrrh
Benzoin
Lemon
Eucalyptus
Lemon Verbena
Valerian
Copal
Thyme