Re: Using angels to help cast By: wiccanery / Beginner
Post # 6 Sep 20, 2017
Besides looking for help in aiding your own casting by helping yourself with meditation or grounding or whatever, it's a good idea (and many practioners might agree with this) that if you're looking to work with angels, the relation with them should be close.
This works with Gods too, they are not tools that aid in your workings, they should be respected and approached in a respectful manner, be this by leaving offerings or what suits them and you best. Unless you think angels and Gods are just archetypes of certain energies and whatnot, then I'd say that it would be better to treat them nicely.
Besides, just approaching them to help you in certain spells would seem like using them. I mean, imagine if someone came only to you when they need a favour? It's something similar with entities and angels and Gods. If they don't feel welcomed or well treated, who knows if they won't send some misfortune your way?
Anyway, that's my thinking, but I guess it's something worth evaluating, depending on your belief :)
Re: Using angels to help cast By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 9 Sep 20, 2017
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
"The Veil's Edge" by Willow Polson
"Modern Magick" by Donald Michael Kraig
And the following links in this thread will also help you learn the basic skills necessary for effective spellwork.
How to Write Your Own Spells - I just finished writing an article on the steps and thought processes of creating your own spells. You can read the article at http://www.spellsofmagic.com/read_post.html?post=829629