(I may be placing this forum in the wrong section, it just seemed very related to Magic Items)
Since i'm pretty much "In The Broom Closet" with Magick, i don't have much of a way to get ingredients for spell casting besides the ones one would normally have on hand at home, so i was looking for ways to cast spells that need ingredients, without said ingredients.
So i was wondering, can you actually use a matrix construct/visualization of ingredients for spells as long as you treat them as if you had the physical object placed in the correct position for the spell laid in front of you?
Yeah, sure. Often times, ingredients of a spell are there to symbolize something and get you into the 'mood' of spellcasting. They are not needed, and you can imagine or substitute ingredients as neccessary.