Friday, March 2, 2012

How Often to do a Spell?

Blessings Darlings!

So now you've researched herb/color/spirit/wood/whatever associations for your spell, put together some wording, gotten your gear together, and done the spell once.

Should you do it again? If you want to do a spell for the same thing again, for that matter, do you need to rewrite it or somehow 're-acquire' it, as in D&D and so many of its offshoots?

Well, let's deal with the second question first - you don't 'use up' the magic of a spell by doing it.  Real life is not a D&D game.


Some spells you do once, and you're done.  Parking space spells, for example.  You need a space, you do a quick chant, you get your space, you say thanks, done.

Some spells get done more than once to be effective.  I suppose I was first exposed to that in Raymond Buckland's first "Candle Magic" book, where for one spell I did I recall doing it for 7 or 9 days, moving the candles closer to the center each day.

It's not uncommon to repeat a spell for 3 days, or 7, or 9, or 13, or a whole moon cycle or whole season.  It's also not uncommon for those longer-running spells to tweak them along the way.  Maybe swap an herb or two, or an incense or oil.  Maybe vocalizing differently - vibrating in a different key, singing instead of saying, what have you.

As always, record what you changed, and why, and the results in your BOLS.

Frondly, Fern

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