Yes and no. While it's possible to do a spell without speaking the words (as it's possible to substitute or even drop any physical part of a ritual), language in and of itself allows one to focus one's thoughts, emotions and energies into the idea being voiced. Though one could simply "say" the words in one's mind, it would not have the same power as voicing them out loud. The voice is a very powerful thing, and speaking things into being is much easier than thinking them. Of course, an adept practitioner with skill and power far beyond my own could probably do so, but as with all things in magick in the end it comes down to what you feel the most natural and comfortable doing. Experiment and find what works best for you.
Re: Does a Spell... By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Feb 05, 2014
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Indeed one can cast a spell without speaking it out loud. You can simply think the words in your mind as you gather and move the energy. Many of us use this method when we are working magic where we don't want to be noticed doing so. The words, the visualization, the focus, and the intent are all still there even if you don't say the words aloud.