Now I'm looking through most of the spells in this site and most of the time at the bottom it says "message me if it works". So I'm just thinking, like in my case, if it did work, can the spell page be edited to say "tested and it works" or something like that. Some say that half of these spells don't work, but the rest do work. I'm just wondering so I can cast a spell that does work and it's been tested, because I've commented that I've tried some before to a fellow member, but I was told that the spell was fake. I need help on this.
Re: Do they work?
By: prsona / Knowledgeable Mar 25, 2016
Post # 2
Zynsh, if you cannot tell what is viable, I'd suggest more study.
The thing is that all someone has to do is be council in a coven -- and Spellcasters automatically accept and promotes anyone who apples -- to post a spell. That means people can post just about anything that comes to mind.
There are many cases of people who don't want to ask if their idea is feasible, but also don't want to invest the time and effort to actually learn, so they post what ideas come to mind. The 'message me if this works' people are (or at least were, while they were active) hoping they'd be told they got it right. They've made a wild guess with basically no knowledge.
They often think a spell is magic, or is the only way to do magic. They think belief can make the literally impossible happen.
Re: Do they work?
By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Mar 26, 2016
Post # 4
Well, if you're serious about learning how to do magic and with starting from the rock-bottom then you don't start out by casting spells, you start out by learning how and why magic works.
You see, there is no such thing as an "easy" spell or a "beginner" spell. One either understands how magic works and has mastered the basics...in which case the magic will work..or you haven't done that sort of work..and no spell will work no matter how "easy" it seems.
Casting a successful spell involves much more than finding some spell on the internet or in a book, saying some words, lighting a candle, waving a wand of any of that sort of thing. In order for magic to work you need to understand how and why it works in the first place. Grounding and centering, visualization, focus and intent, energy manipulation, etc are all necessary first steps to even begin to have a chance at a spell actually working...and more importantly to prevent a spell from back-firing on you.
So, my advice for anyone who is truly serious is to start by reading a few books and practicing the exercises those books will give you. Once you have mastered the basics you won't need anyone to give you spells, you'll be able to create your own spells that will be far more effective than anything you find on the net. Here's the books I suggest:
"Before You Cast a Spell" by Carl McColman
"Spells and How They Work" by Janet and Stewart Farrar
Thanks for your advice. I really appreciate it. I have started to read on a few pages on the basics and the magik baginings. I will look up on it more. And I understand that there's no such thing as easy magik and understand that it's nothing like in movies at all. Many people have repeated me that so I'm kinda getting the same answer all the time. Which means that obviously I gotta get my info straight and learn about it before I do anything. Well I will take my time to learn. And if I have any other complications I'll start another forum. Thanks for your help.