You need to learn what magic really is.
There is a science behind it.
Most of it is channeling your energy.
For instance a big factor is visualization
That plays a big role in it.
But you might be doing it wrong, The Correct way is to use all of your senses like hear,smell,Taste,feel and see of course.
Intention is important to!
Most things in spells just represent something(Like its symbolic)
Making it easier to visualize.
Lets read a passage out of the lesser keys of Solomon
"THE INITIATED INTERPRETATION OF
It is loftily amusing to the student of Magical literature who is not quite a fool ?
and rare is such a combination! ? to note the criticism directed by the Philistine
against the citadel of his science. Truly, since our childhood has ingrained into us not
only literal belief in the Bible, but also substantial belief in Alf Laylah wa Laylah, and
only adolescence can cure us, we are only too liable, in the rush and energy of
dawning manhood, to overturn roughly and rashly both these classics, to regard them
both on the same level, as interesting documents from the standpoint of folk-lore and
anthropology, and as nothing more.
Even when we learn that the Bible, by a profound and minute study of the text,
may be forced to yield up Qabalistic arcana of cosmic scope and importance, we are
too often slow to apply a similar restorative to the companion volume, even if we are
the luck holders of Burton?s veritable edition.
To me, then, it remains to raise the Alf Laylah wa Laylah into its proper place
once more.magical? phenomena; if
they are illusions, they are at least as real as many unquestioned facts of daily life;
and, if we follow Herbert Spencer, they are at least evidence of some cause.4
Now, this fact is our base. What is the cause of my illusion of seeing a spirit in the
triangle of Art?
Every smatterer, every expert in psychology, will answer: ?That cause lies in your
English children (pace the Education Act) are taught that the Universe lies in
infinite Space; Hindu children, in the Akasa, which is the same thing.
Those Europeans who go a little deeper learn from Fichte, that the phenomenal
Universe is the creation of the Ego; Hindus, or Europeans studying under Hindu
Gurus, are told, that by Akasa is meant the Chitakasa. The Chitakasa is situated in
the ?Third Eye,? i.e., in the brain. By assuming higher dimensions of space, we can
assimilate this fact to Realism; but we have no need to take so much trouble.
This being true for the ordinary Universe, that all sense-impressions are
dependent on changes in the brain5 we must include illusions, which are after all
sense-impressions as much as ?realities? are, in the class of ?phenomena dependent
Magical phenomena, however, come under a special sub-class, since they are willed, and their cause is the series of ?real? phenomena, called the operations of
These consist of
The circle, square, triangle, vessels, lamps, robes, implements, etc.
As under (1).
The combination of all these and reflection on their significance.
These unusual impressions (1-5) produce unusual brain-changes; hence their
summary (6) is of unusual kind. Its projection back into the apparently phenomenal
world is therefore unusual.
Herein then consists the reality of the operations and effects of ceremonial magic,6
and I conceive that the apology is ample, as far as the ?effects? refer only to those
phenomena which appear to the magician himself, the appearance of the spirit, his
conversation, possible shocks from imprudence, and so on, even to ecstasy on the one
hand, and death or madness on the other."
So that is just a little bit on magic.
I am not concerned to deny the objective reality of all ?