How to Write Your Own Spells and Rituals
Know the Basics
Know what magick is. Know different ways to raise, direct and ground
energy. Know how to cast a magick circle. Know how to open a circle. Know
the basic outline of a spell.
Know the Intent or Purpose
What is it you are trying to do? Heal an illness? Increase your
concentration? Bring love into your life? Sell a house? Celebrate a
Sabbat? Before you begin any magickal working, you should have a firm
grasp on what outcome you are seeking.
Know the Best Time to Work the Spell
Do you know what type of magick should be worked during the waning moon
and what type during the waxing moon? What type of magick is best worked
on the full moon? The new moon? What days of the week are best for what
types of magick? Learn how the moon phases and days of the week affect
magickal workings so you will know when to work your spell.
Learn which colors will bring what results. Learn a little about herbalism;
which herbs can be used for what magickal purposes. Learn about image
magick and how it works. Learn about elemental magick; which elements can
be used for what types of magick.
Basic Working Spell Outline
We all have different ways and routines when doing spells
and rituals. Below is a basic guideline suggested by many books and web
sites that you may find helpful if you feel that following a structured
routine will work best for you, or if you aren't sure where to start and
need a guideline. These are not set in stone and can be changed to suit
Choose a time. Decide the intent. Choose an aspect of the Divine, if you
wish. Decide how to raise energy (ie: dance, chanting, drumming, etc.)
Choose how to cast and close the circle.
Cleanse yourself and your magickal space.
You can do this with a ritual bath for yourself, or through meditation to
still and focus your mind. You can cleanse your space with your magickal
broom or with incense or burning herbs.
Cast the Circle
Starting at the North side of the room, point your finger or wand and say the following as you imagine white light energy streaming forth from your finger and forming a circle around you:
this circle to create a sacred space.
No unwanted energies can enter this space.
The circle is now cast! So mote it be!
By the time you've walked three time around the circle, you should be
finished saying that.
You may also choose to sprinkle salt or water on the ground around you
or in the four corners.
Here's another method for How to Cast a Circle
Invocation of the Divine
Invoke the Dieties by asking them to join you for your magical workings.
"God and Goddess, I ask that you join me here to assist with my magical workings."
Statement of purpose
This is simply to tell the Divine why you have called Him/Her to the
circle; what you are trying to accomplish.
Raise energy, through chanting or drumming or however you have chosen to
do so. Direct or channel this energy by using candles, herbs, stones or
whatever other correspondences you found to fit your specific need. Ground
your energy when you have completed the working.
Cakes and Wine (optional)
Eat a small piece of bread or cookie and drink a little wine, milk or
juice to help restore your energy.
Thanking the Divine
Closing the Circle
Starting from the West, walk widdershins (counterclockwise) around the circle three times as you say:
"The circle is open, but never broken.
So mote it be!
Merry meet and merry part,
and merry meet again!"