Writing Spells

Below are some steps that will help you get started when writing your own spells. Please keep in mind that this is not the only way to write your own spells. There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to creating your own spells. A spell comes from your heart, not some universal law.

Your Spell's Rough Draft

This is the construction process of a spell.

Define Purpose: Decide what it is you would like to accomplish with this spell.

Locate Correspondences: Look for various herbs, gemstones, colors, etc that correspond with the spell and look for other supplies you will need as well (e.g. working tools). Also decide how you will use the correspondences during the spell. This could be anything from simply placing them on the altar in a given position to creating a charm or amulet.

Casting the Circle: Decide what technique you will use to open and close your circle.

Calling the Quarters/Inviting the God and Goddess: Decide what technique you will use to call the quarters (the elements) and invite the God and Goddess.

(Note: This step or part of this step does not always have to be included in your spell)

Meditation: Decide on a meditation technique you would like to use during your spell.

Your Spell's Final Draft

This is the sequence in which you may follow when casting a spell:

  • Set up the Altar
  • Casting the Circle
  • Call the Quarters and Inviting the God and Goddess
  • Correspondences (place correspondences on the altar, light candles, etc.)
  • Stating the Purpose (this can be done through rhyme, although it doesn't have to)
  • Charging the Charm/Amulet (if you choose to have a charm, this is the time to charge it)
  • Meditate
  • Thank the Quarters and the God and Goddess
  • Snuff out Candles
  • Close the Circle
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