Is it possible to have cast a spell without actually having performed it? I found a spell I was considering trying and read it several different times. On one occasion. I was rather upset with the person and the intent to wish it to work was real but I only read it a couple times never performed the whole ritual.
It could be. Spells, in my opinion, are mostly just words written down to help you form a clear image of what it is you desire and the rest of it is just you focusing your energy in that direction to manifest your specific desire, to put in simple terms. That is just my way of seeing it and that is how I use spells. Belief and visualization is essential for any magickal working. I rarely--if ever-- require tools other than writing the spell for my practices. I hope that helped a little. Good luck and blessed be!