Re: Why spells arn't working? By: Nevermore27 Feb 16, 2010
Post # 2
Meditation, visualization, energy flow/control...along with grounding and centering, moon phases, symbolism, chakra balancing and a few others are all things you need to know before you can expect to see results from spells.
If you are experienced in those areas and still have issues, I would re-address them, or blame lack of confidence.
Also, keep in mind that when you start out with spells..they usually don't work out in the picture perfect image we have in our mind.
When my students start itching to do spells, I have them start out with luck spells, wait for them to tell me it didn't work, and then discuss all the small details of "luck" that happened through out the day to help them understand how magick presents itself in ways we didn't exactly hope for, and how to fix it for more accurate results as well as accept the oppurtunities we have created in getting what we want.
nevermore, does it feel like u just copy and paste the same thing for these threads? I mean I read a lot of these asking for help and what not, and I always seem to see yours and usually with the same kind of response, lol :D.
Um, guess that depends. It is possible that while doing spell 2 that it conteracts the workings of spell 1, thus giving no result. Sometimes its best to do a spell then let it be for a while, for all you know you could be getting results ment for a wk or two, instead of like a day or two like you could be looking for.
What might help better, is what kind of spells are u trying to do?
Re: Why spells arn't working? By: Aelwyn Feb 16, 2010
Post # 9
I agree with Nevermore.
And Glimwick: What she says is what I would say to anyone complaining about spells not working, or how to start in magic. It is how I was taught (I had to meditate with my mind BLANK for 5 minutes before I could continue--it's all about self-control), and it is how I offer advice these days. Grounding, centering, meditation and visualization is VERY important to magic...if one cannot do these thing, one is going to have a difficult time performing effective magic.
You should watch "Rites of Magick" by Poke Runyon. Excellent film about magic, and how his specific tradition learns.
Oh I know that those are important and are the basics and what not. I was merely commenting because I was curious if she types it out each time, or if she just copies and paste, since so many people ask the same general questions that can be answered with the basics. All in all, its always good to post the basics in such threads to remind people that no matter what you do it all starts with those skills.