Why don’t you explain what each ingredient is for when you post a spell? (A rant)
When I (and many others) write a spell and post it on my blog it usually follows a formula
A name for the spell, a picture, what the spell does, what’s in it and sometimes what to use instead, and how to prepare it
That should give you everything you need to preform the spell assuming you have a working base knowledge of witchcraft
But again and again I see posts and complaints of people saying some variation of “Don’t ever trust a spell if they don’t explain the ingreeditants!” And “Its just basic decency to explain each and everything you put in your spells otherwise you’re being dishonest!!”
Why is that??
Not to put to fine a point on it, but that’s a lot* of work to go and explain every single thing I use in every single spell I write, and beyond that, it’s completely unnessicery
If I say something calls for mint, and you’re unsure of why, there is no reason you can’t google “properties of mint in witchcraft” or even send me and ask about why I chose that particular ingredient.
Most people keep a grimiore or book of shadows of some kind, and they have correspondences written down, so why should I be expected to explain every single thing I use?
There are pleantly of separate posts specifically made for explaining correspondences. When it comes to posting a spell I shouldn’t have to do that, that’s not the purpose of the post.
So please, before you send an angry anon or try to discredit someone for not including the associations for each and every ingredient they use, consider why they didn’t, and maybe even try to ask them about their ingredient choices to begin with.
(Sorry for this rant, I’ve been seeing a lot of this recently and it’s really quite demanding and entitled)