sharing spells, rituals etc

@Ravenladyj (22937)
United States
April 14, 2007 6:09am CST
Now i'm not a ritual kinda gal really but I do do spellwork when absolutely necessary or just for a little boost etc with great success and I have helped out a couple of very very close friends in the spell dept BUT am I the only one who really doesnt care for sharing spells etc with just anyone? I mean for me all I've created etc is very personal ya know so sharing them with just anyone really isnt something that appeals to me....Mind you I have no problem in workign with someone to help them create their own or whatever or poitn them in the right direction etc but to just hand them my spellwork just feels wrong to me...Not to say that others shouldnt do it I mean to each his own of course but am I the only one who feels this way??
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@Bizziebod (3526)
14 Apr 07
Personally, I would prefer to spread the word and give a little happiness to a few. It may even elate some fears people have about witches that spells arn't just about eye of newt and devil worship. I've had quite a few people who have commented on my spells that I have chosen to give, they are easy and with very little outlay. I would never post anything on here that would be for the more experienced amongst us. But yes each to his own and one of the more significant difference between you wiccans and us witches.
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
14 Apr 07
i'm NOT Wiccan for starters..LOL not by a long shot ;-) Secondly...after all the yrs I've been on my path I still to this very day, regardless of my growing, expanding, evolving etc etc feel sharing my personal spells to be wrong..HOWEVER I have done it..BUT it was in a forum of a small group of ppl I've known for many yrs now so that IMO is a bit different there were no strangers there... Yes absolutely to each his own.....but "spreading the word" seems a little odd to me as does believing that sharing spells will change the view of the naysayers and fearful ones....Sure your spells are easy, nobody is arguing that at all including me, but posting them and giving ppl the impression that its set and unchangable is a mistake IMO....not to mention the fact that regardless of how seemingly harmless your spells may be, in the wrong hands it could do some damage if one doesnt really know what the hell they are doing...if the intent is wrong whether knowingly or unknowingly (doesnt matter the energy is still gonna flow regardless) it could seriously blow up in someones face.....I've had Karma kick my a$$ in THE worst of ways...something I will NEVER forget....do I still mess with it, sure i do BUT I'm educated on how it all works and is intertwined and I'm aware of what could very well happen and am very willing to take that chance should I need to for me and mine...many ppl on here that read your spell threads WONT be aware, educated, in tune with the in's and out's and thats where my problem lies...
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@Bizziebod (3526)
15 Apr 07
These people are all adults here and the information I have given is NOTHING they cannot find on other websites and books . In fact most websites post stuff ten times worse, mine are simply thought spells nothing worse, no invoking spirits, no harming others, no chanting. Just thought provoking. We could be here all day arguing the toss but I will accept that you have different views than I and so will wish you well on your path.
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
15 Apr 07
"These people are all adults here " actually no they arent.... of course we could go back and forth over it and get nowhere really....You feel the way you do about it as do I so the best bet IS just agree to disagree...
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@freak369 (4989)
• United States
16 Apr 07
In my honest opinion, I think you get the best success when you take something and make it your own. Most of the spells that I know of an use from time to time aren't really 'spells'; they were things that my grammie used to talk about and do. I've mentioned a few of them on Bizzie's posts. Put it this way, anyone can walk into a bookstore and buy a book of spells. Do you think that they are going to be as powerful or sucessful as those that are personalized or ones that have been created from scratch? Nope. Sadly, there is a huge stigma attached to practicing any type of non-standard religion. Any other mainstream religion gets flack for who they are and what they believe in but witches and the like are held up to different standards. Sit there sipping a mocha venti frappucino at an outdoor Starbucks whilest you are fine tuning some spells and see how fast people scatter. I don't like sharing spells with people unless they are serious and aren't going to sit there and make voodoo dolls to get back at their boyfriend for being two hours late for dinner. Wow, talk about seriously sidetracking the topic ... The short answer ... sharing spells is cool if the person is serious about it, otherwise, it's best to tell them to create their own.
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
16 Apr 07
"I don't like sharing spells with people unless they are serious and aren't going to sit there and make voodoo dolls to get back at their boyfriend for being two hours late for dinner" LMFAO thats too funny! but at the same time thats so reality too ya know....some ppl would actually be dumb enough to try and pull something like that or something equally as stupid. "sharing spells is cool if the person is serious about it, otherwise, it's best to tell them to create their own" I agree....and your grammies words etc are something slightly different..chances are many of us have grammies or great grammies etc that did things like that and chances are they were passed to them by their grammies or parents or whatever just like it was to you....I do things that I've learned from friends who've learned them from their elders and chances are my kids will end up doing them and passing them on to their kids and so on...
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
16 Apr 07
I don't think it strange that you do not share. Spells and rituals are very personal. Sure, they hold the same properties by using certain tools, but they are still personal. You make a spell or ritual that is tailored to your comfort level. Because essentially, that is really necessary. If one is not comfortable with what is said and done, then there is no point in doing it. And to share your own...it just would not be the same. But I also think it is good to help others that do not know how to make their own. Spellwork can be difficult for many because we really don't have anyone to show us the right and wrong. So, to give guidance is the best thing. Bravo for you!!! :)
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
16 Apr 07
I agree...helping others on a one on one (so to speak) basis is one thing, sharing certain spells with very close friends is also one thing..cause then you can give them the in's and out's, give them options, teach them/show them how to gear it to them and their needs etc etc which I have absolutely NO problem wiht at all I mean we all have to start somewhere ya know....its just the whole tossing random spells out there (in a large forum) without giving ppl even so much as a crash course in common sense procedures that I disagree with..many ppl arent aware that everything we do affects others whether we know it or not..so take for example a simple money spell....sure it may work for you, but HOW you may end up with that money may not be the best way at all....make sense?
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• United States
14 Apr 07
I am with you on this one. My spells (which I could count on one hand because I think they should be like you said absolutely necessary) are very personal between me and the God and Goddess. I don't even buy spell books. I think you should create your own. Helping someone is different as you said but sharing them. Nahh... Like you said "To each his own". :)
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@jeanena (1616)
• Bucklin, Kansas
18 Apr 07
There are a very few people that I would share my spells I have written for myself. I just read on here about the books of spells being impersonal, but sometimes a novice can get an idea of the ways spells and rituals can be ran and can be good for teaching tools..lol I dont really use rituals often myself but am a Chanter and a candle person.
@Galena (9123)
18 Apr 07
I agree there. some of them are a bit naff, but I do have one that I've found really useful. I've never used one directly from it, but it's helped broaden my imagination a bit when constructing for myself. it's called The Element Encycopoedia of 5000 spells. looks completely fluffy. after recommendations from people who I know to actually have a clue what they're talking about, I bought a copy, and I'm glad I did.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
18 Apr 07
thats actually a great book and has some of what was found in Herman Slaters Forumula etc books...which is a good thing cause my copies are old and worn and missing pages LOL..I actually bought a copy of that for the woman who introduced me to the Craft yrs ago and she's been on her path for a good 20+ yrs now...she really enjoyed it as well if I remember correctly..I thnk what I like about the Elemental book is that many of the spells in there are not only from around the world but also from days long since past....much unlike what you would find in many books out there...
@chanter (372)
• United States
18 Apr 07
I'm always interested in this path. Have bought books, done searches online, and joined Wiccan boards online. Then I came across a site that tells why is it more powerful and effective to have or used your own spells. I've also tried and practiced writing my own spells when I'm on the mood for it. And now that we have problems rising about our family house in the Philippines, that we left, (we're now on US). And I'm kinda feeling that we're not there personally to fight for our rights against this mean, rich lady. I was now thinking again of writing my own spell for the matter, but wasn't really sure on how to and what do I need to perform it. What I started doing before going to bed at night is just to visualized a dark or white light sorrounding our house, protecting it to anybody doing some propery damages to this place. I hope to read advices and suggestions to anyone of you that are more knwledgeable and had more experience into it.
• United States
18 Apr 07
So in essence what you are saying dear Raven is To Spell out loud or not to Spell out loud, That is the Question? I am in most certain agreement with you. On a personal level and from experience the word "spell" conjures up very negative images in the eyes of so many people (in fact the majority of people), and I want to be loved, liked, cared for, for who I am and not for anything else. I think that is probably what Parker Brothers, Hasbro (I think, but didn't research) meant by putting "for amusement purposes only" (or some such statement) as a disclaimer on the Ouija Board. Just my opinion ~Donna
• United States
18 Apr 07
I think you should keep your spells to yourself if that is what you want to do. They are yours and no one elses. I respect your devotion and your way of thinking on this subject. There is so much I would like to learn about all this but really do not know where to begin.
@Galena (9123)
17 Apr 07
I've given out a few online. mostly where someone has described a specific situation, and I've given them a spell specific to their situation. rather than here's a spell for such and such, hey everyone what a fantastic Witchypoo I am.
@APMorison (424)
• United States
16 Apr 07
Help someone yes, teach them - sure - 'give them my personal' stuff - not likely unless I knew them Very Well, like part of the family Very Well.
@FLampard (394)
• Malaysia
15 Apr 07
Can anyone teach me the basic of magics? And when do you learn such things from?