Hi everyone. I'm a newcomer to your site and to magic, and I've come here in the hopes of learning to cast spells. I understand the site says all spells have been tested, and I've really tried to remain open minded, but there are a few things that bother me which I was wondering if someone could help me with. Please understand that this isn't an attempt to mock your beliefs or be sarcastic or anything like that, I honestly just have a few questions about how legitimate some of these spells can be.
I believe in the power of magic, but I've always been told that magic is mostly subtle, like you can cast a spell to make someone love you or give you good luck or things like that, but more Dungeons & Dragons style magic is unrealistic. Yet I've seen quite a few Dungeons & Dragons-like spells on this site. I've seen a spell for casting a fireball out of your hand to hurt your enemy, I've seen a spell to make you be able to fly, I've seen a spell to teleport, I've seen a spell to time travel. In a separate book I bought to learn magic, I even saw a spell to make any woman you want your slave. (Don't worry, I'm not going to cast that one, because it says it's black magic, lol.) And when I looked at the reviews for that book on Amazon.com almost everyone said the spells were legit and that they'd tried them and had a lot of success.
Now I'm trying to be open-minded, and I really do believe in magical energy, but there are a couple of problems I see with these spells. First, the spell for shooting a fireball requires the caster to chant in Latin. From what little I do know of casting spells, I gather that anything done in the spell has to have some significance to the caster, or else it will have no effect. I don't see what significance chanting in Latin would have unless the person actually speaks Latin. And the spell clearly wasn't aimed only at people who speak Latin, because it includes instructions on how to pronounce the words.
But there are more obvious problems. The ability to cast fire out of one's hand would undoubtedly have been an important military tactic prior to the invention of the flame thrower. You would think that ambitious or patriotic wizards would hire themselves out to kings to teach all their soldiers to cast balls of fire at their opponents, yet there's no record (to my knowledge) of anything like that happening in history. If it was really possible for people to fly, you would think it would have caught on and become a lot more common, and in turn have encouraged more and more people to want to learn to practice magic.
Further, if it were possible to make any woman you wanted into a slave, you would expect for there to be stories all throughout history of poor peasant boys with dozens of beautiful women doting on them, or marrying some powerful queen and forcing her to give him all of her wealth or things like that. The time travel spell says it's genuine time travel, not astral projection or something. So in theory, one should be able to go back in time to fix all the things that have gone wrong in history. I'm sure somewhere out there there's a Jewish person who lost family in the holocaust, so why hasn't anyone gone back to stop the holocaust from happening?
Again, please understand that I'm not trying to mock your beliefs or anything like that. I believe in magic, but it's just that some of these spells seem to make wild claims that I find hard to believe. If anyone can help me understand this, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.