1: eat right , magic isnt particular unless the spell or whatever calls the specifics for it.
2: exercise because your body is a temple or at least walk more often because a body is the conduit for the soul and all energies.
3: practice absorbing magical energy you can meditate while thinking you're absorbing energy or the fast way by looking at the moon to charge your eyes when you think your eyes are charged to a certain point close them and imagine the power coursing through your body.
4: remove any excess energy so as to cleanse yourself especially if you been around bad things or people or as a means to control yourself from being a supercharged cell that attracts all sorts of bad things like succubus session or ghosts and demons or even worse another magic user. Which may be a psychic vamp.
5: try to use magic whenever you can so as to keep in touch with it so that it molds to your will more easily... I would suggest try super charging yourself after you put in place protection spells and charms also remember to enchant a weapon... after you super charge yourself for a month straight don't try to release it all at once but try to do spells everyday for the next month to get into better tune with it... or you can release it all and waste a lot of energy without doing something significant with it.
6:protect yourself and your loved ones give them charged necklaces or something and also put up a barrier to protect against anything that may intrude into your domain ... for example an old dead warlock will feed off your energy and those around you then become something other than a ghost...also enchant guns and bless them or curse them ...idk
7: always teach others and empower them with words of wisdom or other things even light fun filled conversations can produce wonders for an ego...
8:magically augment your body to absorb a certain elemental energy and you'll eventually get a sort of resistance to it...or make yourself light as a feather to escape or to fight with lightning speed.
9: enchant all your clothing with both protection and repulsion spells maybe power spells to always be sure you're protected outside as well as inside ... and while you're away from home.
10: seek others to try cola berating spells or something of that matter... me and my brother sometimes charge the other one up and the other realeases the power like a back and forth thing until both our bodies feel even... this is another way to gain more power.
11:find a place to practice other than your house because who knows when your house will become compromised.
12. Use all knowledge you have of magic and spells or inner enchantment techniques to grow in power ... then pass it on to others ... for example your children or somebody else's children so the knowledge will continue.
Yellowflash, you are talking about these things as though they are a fact, when in reality it is just something that you belive people should do.
Yes eating well and excersising is recommended for everyone, but many practitioners only cast when they feel there is a need to, they don't cast for no good reason. Many practitioners hide their practice from family and friends or would never give someone a protective necklace, many people don't have weapons lying around and would feel no need to enchant one.
You talk about magickal protections as though they will protect you from physical attacks, when in reality, they won't. And why would someones house become compromised?
There are so many things in this post that are personal belief, not something a magick user must do. there are also certain aspects that are illegal in some countries, such as guns and points that just plain don't make sense.
I think it's important that before you post a list of musts, you should make sure that it isn't purely your belief and personal practice, and is in fact a fact.
Re: A magic user must always. By: Nekoshema / Novice
Post # 3 Jun 16, 2016
not bad if that's your personal mantra, but it's not really a set in stone fact for all. magick is a natural force, some view magick as an untapped science and not spell casting. some don't even believe in spells, so points about protecting your family with charms and protecting yourself from ghosts don't apply to all because not all believe in such things.
personally, i follow a slightly altered version of Scott Cunninghams 13 Goals of a Witch. through his studies he came up with a list of things the majority of witches he met held true in some form. he also mentioned you can add and remove items as it applies to your path, but the 13 goals are quite good ones.
1. Know yourself.
2. Know your Craft.
4. Apply knowledge with wisdom.
5. Achieve balance.
6. Keep your words in good order.
7. Keep your thoughts in good order.
8. Celebrate life.
9. Attune with the cycles of the Earth.
10. Breathe and eat correctly.
11. Exercise the body.
13. Honour the Goddess and God.
number 13 need not apply to all since [as i said] not all witches believe in deity, but the other points really get to the core of witchcraft. yes being healthy, but finding a balance, connecting with nature, and living the best life you can is held true by most witches.