The use of magic was very natural for ancient peoples, there are many historical accounts show that the magic had an influence on them, the Vikings have been said about the events before it actually happened because of the "mental seeing," armies engaged in battle or avoid them because the omens of good or bad, and the Huns of Attila decided to retreat to Romania instead of hiring Germanic armies / Roman as a psychic told him he was going to lose, you can easily say that the magic and religion have sometimes changed the course of history, whether or not.
I must admit that I have met some interesting people in my life who could do things that really made me get deeper into the arts one of them being Lord Sidonus if anyone knows him on this website.
The practitioners of magic were so feared and respected by the Germans, the magic was often seen as something that belongs to women, the Germans believed that women held by the innate magical powers, because a pregnancy, and "create" a new life, has been mainly used by men and women is often considered "soft" or "non-manly," this does not mean that men do not practice magic, there were a lot of runecasters men and magicians, and even the Most High God Wodan (ODIN) used magic.
Contrary to the modern horror stories of trying to make us believe, that magic was something bad, it was used primarily for religious purposes or to help others, many people visited the wizards for help or advice, however, there were spells and curses could be used against enemies.
Many Germans were what we now call "supersticious", had a series of rituals to ensure a good harvest, so wounds heal more quickly, or ask for protection, the so-called Stone Age 'Venus Idol' ( small and plump, pregnant women) were buried in the ground to make the soil more fertile, I'm not quite sure if the Germans had in this way, but I would not be surprised if they did some time ago, archaeologists found in the Netherlands small piece of wood carved runic writings proctective charm, was probably used to ensure a talisman to save travel.
Its hard to distinguish the magic that exists, all overlapping one another, and most magicians are often used in different forms, but I will try to give the impression of a spell than the Germans had used:
Proto-Germanic "Galdraz" or Old Norse "Galdr" means "song" or "sing", which may relate to magical songs were sung, it may be possible that the spells were chanted to make them work.
Galdraz was one of the most basic forms of magic, no magical skills necessary for most of its aspects, and everyone can learn, it seems to have mainly consisted of chanting charm and perform magic rituals.
Another form of magic, which seemed to have been connected to rune magic Galdraz, practitioning magic runes, runes, should preferably be made of wood of fruit trees and plants had to "start" by the prayers and rituals, and sometimes blood was to drop them to grant them more powers.
During the casting of the runes which he spoke, and threw them on the ground, as they have made have been interpreted to "read" in the future, depending on whether the rune in accordance with the upside-down, in collaboration with the runes, etc.
The Old Norse word "spa" means "wise", it is associated with the Saxon "SPAH" which means the same thing, are both derived from Proto-Germanic "Spaho" which means "spy" or "explore" ("spieden "in Dutch), it was the practice to see the future and the personal fate of someone (Urulaga).
The woman is believed to be practiced Spaho called Spahokweniz (Spkona = "test / find out the woman," Old Norse) or volva (= "guy" Old Norse), and a man who feels called Spahomannaz (Spman = "test / to investigate man, "Old Norse), a common word as a man and female users was Spaho" weitagon "(The Prophet / SEE), because they believed that possess the gift of prophecy.
Seid (Old Norse) is derived from Proto-Germanic * Seith, meaning something like "vision" or "sight" a connection with the Sanskrit "siddhi" (magical power) has also been suggested.
Seid had the most advanced form of magic, and was the Wanen / invention of the Vanir, in particular the goddess Freya was known for his magic art, and the God Wodan often learned magic from him.
To make matters more complicated, there were various forms of shamanic Seitha that Seitha, sizzling mind control, Shapeshifting into an animal, etc.
Seith could make life journeys other worlds (Seoul and back), psychiatric problems, healing magic, influence the climate, or acts as a channel for the gods to speak through the most important part of Seith seems to be in control of the mind, create illusions , in which case someone forgets certain things that cause extreme fear when someone crazy, give him a headache, etc. It 'was also possible to see into the future or the fate of some, this has been done in any other way, then Spaho, instead of seeing the future of self-Seith vector called to tell him that the spirits of the future.
A woman who practices Seith was called, probably Seiakweniz (Seikona = "seething woman" in Old Norse) and a man is suspected of having been called Seiamannaz (Seidman = "seething man" in Old Norse), professionals working alone was always Seith rarely work together.
Sisu, or "Siso" Saxon had something magical is based on the rituals of death, is involved in mourning for a dead body and perform rituals to ensure the journey to the afterlife to be successful, unfortunately, little is known about this type of magic as so I cant go into any details.