Helpful Ritual Hints
  • Ritual and magick are personal, therefore it is a good idea to practice in a private area where you will not be disturbed. I felt really silly when I first started because I wasn’t really sure if the magick would work, and I didn’t want anybody to see me doing something that they might think was dumb. After a while, you won’t feel self-conscious, but it is still a good idea to keep your activities to yourself. If someone makes fun of you, it is disrespectful and it will lower your self-esteem.
  • Gather everything you need ahead of time, rather than running around looking for something you’ve forgotten in the middle of a ritual or spell casting procedure. That way, you don’t scatter the energies or the focus of what you are doing.
  • Never work magick or ritual when you are angry. Count to ten. Wait a few hours. Cool off. Think about it.
  • If you mess up a spell or ritual, don’t worry about it. Some students are afraid that if they do something wrong, then bad things will happen. Nope. The worst thing that could happen is that your goal simply won’t manifest. The walls of the house will not crumble, the basement will not flood, demons will not crawl out from under the bed and snatch your sister from her crib, Poe’s telltale heart will not beneath the floorboards, nor will a tornado blow through the trailer park and whisk you away to Oz because you made a boo-boo. Everybody makes mistakes. Acknowledge the error and go on.
  • Fear is your worst enemy. A long time ago, I read a book called A Course in Miracles from the Foundation of Inner Peace, currently published through Viking Press. Their motto is: “Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein likes the peace of God.” Study those words and think about them. Write them down on a 3 by 5 inch card ad tack the to your bedroom mirror. Never forget them; they will serve you well.
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