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Trouble Castng
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Ive been studying and practicing magic for awhile now (Id say about 5 years though on and off with virtually no reliable sources or guidance since Drake Flame, my mentor of the supernatural,and I got seperated) and perfer Desruction Magic; (in order to defend myself/others from the supernatural evils). But although I can control my energy to harden myself or increase my physical fighng speed, I can never seem to cast a spell! Ill be frank. In terms of aquiredk knowlage and understanding of magic, Id say Im tretty high up in that respect.But not in terms of much practical application. Take a (so-called) simple fireball spell. I may have ripped its incansation from Tales of Vesperia, but the steps/applications are mine (albeit simplistic). I deep brethe a few times to calm my mind. Then I channel the mana from my core (stomach) to my hands. I focus on the attributes of fire (heat/agression/passion/life/light/etc) as I swirl the energy around; forming it into a ball in my hands. I then say the incantation ("O Flickering Blaze Burn") and thrust my hands forward (saying the spells name "Fireball"), shooting the spell outward. Agthough I FEEL the ball pulsing in my hand AND feel its intense heat, I can never seem to bring it completely into the Physical Plane. I cant see it (except in my minds eye; its blue) and it has no effect (seemingly) except wasting mana. Meditating every day may help but ANY advice will be greatly appriciated. Thank you.
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Well, one thing I would like to point out is that you cannot shoot fireballs. It is impossible. There is no way to physically manifest fire from your hands.

What is "Destruction magic"? It sounds like something from a video game or your head? If you think you need to defend yourself and people from "supernatural evils" you may want to reconsider why you're on this site, and learn about magick in the first place.

Another thing, you can't control your physical body processes to "harden yourself and increase physical body fighting speed". Magick does not alter body processes. However,certain chemicals, such as adrenaline (which creates the fight-or-flight response) can induce similar effects.

This all sounds very made up to me. Sorry this isn't the answer you were looking for. I suggest working on the basics to improve your spell casting.

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Re: Trouble Castng
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I'll admit. Looking at my previousspost it does seem...speculative. As' I belive I stated I'm used to rpg kind of magic.Im not sure what kinds of magic are real or not. But I hope Im not seen as someone whos unserious about magic. Im sorta new to this. But I want to learn about REAL magic. I just need pointers on whats actually real and whats made up. I know alrenmy is realcqause Ive read books on it. I know about meditation, chi,the elements, and other things. But I want to learn about the craft.
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Re: Trouble Castng
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Hexen is correct, you can not create something that is not realistic. Use commons sense when using magic. If it does not seem possible, thens it's probably not. You should really focus on the basics and then worry about casting. Without learning them first you will not be able to cast successfully.
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Learn your basics. I am a Beginner, I have some knowledge, I am not fit to teach anyone, but I tend to spend my time with the basics. So here are some very helpful links.

http://www.spellsofmagic.com/read_post.html?post=71692

http://www.spellsofmagic.com/faqs.html


http://www.spellsofmagic.com/tips.html

http://www.spellsofmagic.com/profile.html?profile=7252&t=bio

http://www.spellsofmagic.com/read_post.html?post=251089

http://www.how-to-meditate.org/index.php

http://www.eclecticenergies.com/chakras/open.php
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Re: Trouble Castng
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Magick and spellcraft are just as subject to all the natural laws (physics) as we and everything else on Earth are subject to them...
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Re: Trouble Casting
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As a note, magick and spells is based on the faith of the caster so it doesn't matter where you get the spell from so long as you believe it will work. Anyway, I suspect you may be facing one of two problems. First, it is possible (though unlikely based on your description) that you lack sufficient faith in the spell in order to produce the desired effect. Second, and more likely, is that you don't have enough energy to actually conjure a fireball, just some heat.

This could be due to a lack of experience with magick (ie. you're a low-level Mage trying to cast a high level spell, excuse the crude analogy) and simply need some more practice. Or the spell you're casting requires so much energy (as all magick does, especially anything physical) that you only have enough to produce the minor effects you are now. If this is the case, then I would advise against having more determination to cast the spell as you could hurt yourself. The solution in this case would be to focus on your internal energy and health for now until you have enough energy. However, I must inform you that magick like this is not easy and you shouldn't go into this with any false hope.

Given the amount of effort you are going to need to put into this spell in order to make it work, I would recommend you ask yourself if you really need to be able to throw fireballs. If you are going to put your time and energy into practicing and casting a spell this advanced, you should consider if this spell will actually be of use to you. I am not very familiar with Destruction Magick, but I personally do not see a reason for you to be investing your studies into a combat spell when there are much more practical alternatives in this day and age. Magick doesn't change who we are or what kind of lives we live, it just lets us see an aspect of the world that we were unaware of before. Learn spells because you will use them in your life, not just because you think they would be cool to know.
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As for only learning something because you need it. That would, at least in my humble opinion, defeat part of the purpose of magick. We are always learning lessons. Always growing. I dont need to know how to paint. Yet I do. Why? Because i wanted to learn. However, to the original poster. The likelihood of you creating a flame from nothing is less than minimal. But you have learned something useful in your attempts.
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While you do make a good point trixter, I must disagree with you in this precise case. Magic is an art form to some, but not all and not in every case. To me, magic is a science in some ways, a tool in others, and even source of spiritual growth. This particular spell ChristianO is attempting is, in my opinion, more about effort and finesse than method and mood, as art is.
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