Spells are magical formulae designed to bring about specific results. Many of the discoveries of science are attributable to magical activities like alchemy, astrology and herbalism. The word 'spell' comes from Old English spel, meaning a saying, or fable, which is in turn derived from prehistoric Germanic. Thus these 'sayings,' the incantations of sorcerers, came to mean magical formulae exclusively.
Genrally, Spells are temporary measures adopted to bring about a desired result or turn an event around for the better using magical powers.
To some, spells may be considered a demonic form of prayer originally used in witchcraft. Some religions believe that spells are evil and said to false gods, and are in no way related to hymns or prayers.
In certain forms of paganism, spells are forms of prayer asking the divine for guidance and help. Below you will find one pagan's perspectives on spells and how they are meant to be used in worship:
It is believed that spells should rhyme to make them stronger. People should make up their own spells because when it comes from your heart to your Gods it means so much more.
True Witches don't just do spells for the fun of it. If your car tire goes flat - does a Christian sit down in the grass and pray for God to come down and fix it for them? I hope not. Neither would a Witch. Bothering your dieties over ever little thing is annoying and proves you can't take care of yourself. It's a sure way to annoy them.
So again, spells are beautiful, coodinated prayers to our Gods. Think of Church, with the incense floating, the music in the backround, the candles everywhere, the chalice o the altar, the bowl of water on the side...sounds familiar to a Witch's altar to pray doesn't it? They are both prayer, both meaningful and both beautiful.
Are Spells dangerous?
Some people are frightened of spells and those who cast them. But spells are a normal and natural part of our culture. You've probably already cast one or two without even knowing it. Ever thrown a coin in a wishing well, or prayed to a saint? Then you've been working magic!
Spells are a form of prayers and are some what the same and it takes some amount of time for spells and rituals to work but spells are a little different from normal praying. in magic you have to study to gain knowledge of what true magic is and how it works. studying goes for most things in life because knowledge is power and also in the arts/magic you must do the mathematics(math)and add in the probability(chance) and add in the right items to get the best effects of the craft. just like every thing in life, you don't get what you want all the time. magic craft is like a food recipe. you must add in the right ingredients to get the best taste you like or want and that is how the craft works. you must study the craft, do the math, add in the probability(chance) and add in the right items that represent what your goals/mission is. once you have done all these correctly and in the right way, you will get the desired effect.
see list of my available spells on the subsequent pages!!