Been seeing a lot of post from people wanting to turn themselves into vampires, mermaids, wolves, etc. so I thought I'd add my two cents.
Theoretically, and magickally speaking, anything should be possible. Practically, well, we're restricted by our human limitations. Our belief, our imagination, our will, determine what Magick can or can not do for us.
Humans are limited, but with hard work and much practice,
they can strengthen belief and will, enlarge imagination,
push back those limits so that much is possible. That's the
catch. Hard work and a lot of practice.
I've been studying and working with Magick for more than
forty years, and though I can do much, I still haven't
reached the point where I can transform myself into a
Dragon, or bring about world peace as much as I'd dearly l
over to do both! Boy, would I love to be a Dragon even for
a little while!
Those of you who begin this path who expect to do a little
reading and become an accomplished Wizard in a matter of
a few days, forget it, right now. It ain't happening!
Those who see Magick as a easy path to money, fame and
power, likewise. Magick is power. But power is dangerous. Bad
things can happen, using Magick irresponsibly!
Magick can give you great power, but with great power comes
great responsibility. What you can do is not always what you
Say you want to turn someone into a frog just for the fun of it.
Can you? Well, if you're a Magickal genius, or you've work at
Magick for say a zillion years, maybe.
Personally, I'd be very surprised to find any of my
acquaintances were Magickal geniuses! And I know of no one
who's lived that long. Do you?
Should you? Why? If this person is an innocent, you're doing
this for fun, because you can, the fallout for you, yourself,
could get very nasty.
They say "what goes around comes around." That's true.
You get what you've paid for. I'd hate to be in your shoes
when payback happens!
Of course, I know of quite a few people who I'd happily turn
into frogs, to teach them a dearly needed lesson. But why
waste all that energy on them?
There are easier methods of giving them what for, some of
them mundane. A mundane solution is usually easier than
a Magickal one. Magick is hard work, even for an accomplished
Will You? Only you can answer this question. If you have the
Magickal ability to do such a thing, (I don't, and like I said, I've been working at Magick for over forty years.) why waste it on something so trivial?
To summarize, what magick can do for you, is limited by
human limitations. Before you expend time and energy
on a spell, explore the mundane possibilities of achieving
the same goal. A mundane fix is usually much easier.
Magick is power and power is dangerous. Try getting struck
by lightning and find out!
In knowledgeable hands, Magick can be worked effectively and
safely. So before I walk out my door and see a bunch of little
frogs hopping around, and find myself wondering where all the
people went, I want to see you working, not playing, at Magick.