I wonder if anyone here uses music in their spell work, rituals, etc...
I do personally. I like to put together playlists on my phone or tablet to help invoke a mood or thought form, to aid with invoking the spirits/deities/elementals in the endeavor I am performing. Just as in a church setting, they employ the use of hymns to guide the worshippers to a line of thought & feelings, I too use music for similar reasons.
Let me give an example: Last week I made a batch of black salt for Light Work (protection from evil, to dispelled evil & negativity). Before I began, I assembled a list of songs for that purpose:
Beatles - Get Back
Bon Jovi - Runaway
Flock Of Seagulls - And I Ran (So Far Away)
Led Zeppelin - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
Patty Smyth - Goodbye To You
Slade - Run Runaway
The Animals - We Gotta Get Outta This Place
This helped me get into the mood for for the intended purpose of my work, plus I had hoped to imbue my black salt with that musical theme, that evil would flee and run away from me and whatever it was my salt was safe guarding. I played that music and sang along at times while I ground my charcoal, mixed it with salt & burnt incense upon it to help "charge" the mixture, to give it additional power.
Does anyone else do that? Is this something you might consider employing in your spellcasting in the future?
I choose songs from my day that I am familiar with & know the lyrics to, it helps to "personalize" my work, kinda like a signature. If you're into country or hiphop music, I suggest you pick music in the genre you are familiar with and going from there.
Re: Use of music in spellwork By: wiccanery / Beginner
Post # 3 Sep 04, 2018
I always read about this, I know several people who practice music magic or use it as an addition to normal spellwork... I don't really like it to be honest; I find that music distracts me too much sadly (it's a means of spacing out to me, so I can't really concentrate with music). But hey, that's just me :)
I really like to use sounds though, like singing bowls (although I don't have one), bells and other shizz.
I have heard of people doing this before. Sounds nice indeed!
Personally, I am not that much adept on using music in magic, but there are certain songs that can get me into the witchy mood.
Here are some examples that you might find inspiring:
Purson: A great psychedelic/occult rock band that focuses on the late 60s and early 70s scene. A pretty good concept with an equally good execution if you ask me, since those guys look and sound like they time traveled their way to the present from these years.
Look for Danse Macabre, Spiderwood Farm, The Contract, The Sky Parade, Wool.
The first one is good for drawing out your inner witchiness, the second can inspire you in necromancy, the third is good for breaking spells and binding rituals, the fourth is planetary magic in all of its glory, and the last has a tendency towards divination.
If you like Led Zeppelin, there is a big chance you will like them too!
I absolutely do the same! Music tends to help me feel connected to the energies around me and the deities I worship. I actually made a post of the songs I listen to while casting, or if I'm just feeling spiritual. If you'd like to see, it is here: https://www.spellsofmagic.com/read_post.html?post=918525