Do NOT cast spells for positive effects that involve:
Burning a picture of yourself*
Burning a piece of paper that anywhere contains your name*
Burning a piece of hair or other taglock*
*Unless you really know what you’re doing
I don’t know how sigil culture got people to think that burning anything = sending it off for spirits, but NO. Across pretty much every magical practice, burning involving a person = destruction. Burning as a means of generically sending things off is mainly used for offerings.
On a similar vein, do not cast spells for positive effects that involve taking a human figure and ripping up, burning, submerging in soil or water, or doing anything else to that figure that would maim or kill a real human. (unless you really know what you’re doing)
Remember the Law of Similarity. Destruction of an image = destruction of the thing itself.
Edit: I’ve seen a lot of comments of “fire isn’t just destructive!” and “burning can have other effects!” and yes, I completely agree. Hell, I can hardly do magic without a lit candle in the room. I’m talking specifically about harming images or pieces of yourself/your clients who you want to produce positive effects for.
I also made the caveat that if you know what you’re doing then there isn’t an issue. imo, “real magic” is any magic that works. If you have a technique that works for you and doesn’t cause unwanted side effects, great! My intention behind this post was to speak to those who are trying spells from online, modern spellbooks, their friends, etc. My goal is to encourage a critical eye, especially when techniques that have historically been used one way are being applied in another very different one.
Regardless, I’m glad this post is generating a lot of good conversation.
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That job you want? Someone else wants it too. If you get it, they don’t. Same with the lover you want or the house you are trying to get. The court case you are trying to win will also generate a loser. That’s the way the world works. This is why I often remind my students that “all sorcery has a body count.” Maybe body count is a little strong, but it’s a way to keep the repercussions of your actions in focus. You cannot exist, much less act, in this world without it affecting other people.
– “The Elements of Spellcrafting: 21 Keys to Successful Sorcery” by Jason Miller.
A deck of tarot cards is a useful divination tool, but that doesn’t mean we have to be all stuff about it! Tools can have personality, and we can attach ourselves too them in meaningful ways. (Of course, you probably don’t have a special relationship with all of your tools magical or otherwise, but a tarot deck is a bit different from your microwave.)
Once you’ve started to develop your tarot practice a bit, you will begin to find which routines work best for starting, building, and maintaining deck “relationships.” Until then, these methods can be a good jumping off point.
The Tried and True
These methods are ones you’ve probably seen floating around the internet or even heard mentioned by tarot-obsessed friends. That’s because they’re effective! But, don’t think that these are prescriptive. Since these are so basic, there is a lot of room to adapt them to what feels right for you. Use your intuition!
Sleeping with Your Deck Under Your Pillow
One of the reasons this is so popular is because it is a passive way to start working on that reader/deck relationship. Part of bonding with a tarot deck is getting your energy into the cards. Keeping them close to you for long periods of time, like when your asleep, is great for this.
Carrying Your Deck Around
Is there anything easier that putting something in your backpack or pocket? Like sleeping with your deck, keeping the cards on your person while you go about your day introduce the deck to your energy. The major difference here is that you are awake to take them out and interact with them.
Your main goal is to get to a point where you and your deck have a nice back and forth and an easy reading relationship (unless your deck is a real spitfire, then things might be a bit more interesting), so doing light readings with a new deck is always useful. This gets your hands on the cards and, if you ask some simple questions, can give you a feel for how your deck likes to respond.
I’ll talk more about deck maintenance in another post, but small tasks like cleansing and charging and otherwise maintaining your deck are a great way to strengthen your bond.
You might be thinking, “Hold on! I’m not ready to read yet!” Don’t worry. I’m not asking you to. One of my favorite methods of bonding with a deck (or even maintaining a bond with a deck I’ve had for a while) is shuffling. You don’t have to pull out and wild card tricks or high roller shuffling skills for this. Just passively shuffle the deck while you watch Netflix or read a book. This shuffling has no motive other than closeness. It’s like cuddling!
The name “Deck Interview” is a little misleading because by this point your deck already has the job, but that doesn’t mean you two don’t need to get to know each other. Using the questions below as a guide, shuffle and pull six cards from your deck. Read each card as the deck’s response to your question.
A general introduction
What are your strengths?
What are your limitations?
What can I learn from reading with you specifically?
What are some challenges of working with you?
Outcomes of this relationship
You can flip all of your cards, read, and be done with the interview if you’re trying to be quick, but I’ve had a lot of success flipping one card at a time and considering it as an expansive answer to the corresponding interview question. When I’m doing a deck interview, you’re likely to hear me say things like, “Oh, so that’s how it’s going to be?” or “Well, I look forward to seeing how that works out for us.” Have a conversation! You can even pull clarifying cards if you need to.
This was not something I did for bonding until I got my Mystic Monday deck. Not long after getting that deck, I sat down with a friend who had also recently gotten Mystic Monday, and we did “meme” spreads back and forth. My two favorites for this are “Expectation vs. Reality” (you provide the scenario and the deck responds) and “What ___ Thinks of You” (you know the old Facebook meme?) readings.
I’ve found that fun spreads and “meme” readings are similar to shuffling in that the typically don’t require a lot of energy while still getting you engaged with your deck. (They’re also good practice! See my “Practice Makes Perfect” post.) Plus, all of the joy and laughter that comes with these readings really sets a positive tone for your relationship.
Bonding with your deck is an ongoing process, and depending on how many of the above practices and exercises you do and how often, it can take time. You can sleep with your deck, but you really can’t bond with it over night. Don’t rush. You can still work with a deck as your bond strengthens (in fact, that will probably help). Just be patient and follow your intuition.
I’m reading up on Finnish witchcraft and I’ve noticed a pattern. Most Finnish magic is spite magic. Cursing out your neighbour, their cattle, your enemies, your father-in-law, magic can be done by anyone, even without planning to do magic. Sure, some have stood accused for healing and blessing magic, there’s a very detailed case of a woman accusing another one for binding the soul of a drowned boy into her turnip field by burying his skull there and saying some spells with her pussy out
but most of these court cases are feuds between neighbours, who are either both convinced, or pretend to be convinced, that one of them is capable of killing a man just by saying FUCK YOU hard enough.
“Witches think in circles and spirals whenever possible, rather than straight lines. For instance, we see time as both circular and a spiral, rather than as linear. The Wheel of the Year is a circle because it keeps turning, coming back to the same point each year, and yet it’s also a spiral, because we are not the same people we were last year, and the world is not the same place. Autumn is always autumn, yet no two autumns are the same.”
From How to Become a Witch, by Amber K. Not true for all of us, but true for me.
When deepely immersed in your occult studies… and when you come across something (a method/technique/piece of wisdom/advice) that immediately connects and resonates with you. REMEMBER IT, WRITE IT DOWN, MEDITATE ON IT.
It’s these simple moments that water and nourish the fertile soil of our spiritual and magical growth.
Incantation to be said with each corresponding knot:
“By knot of one, the spell has begun.
By knot of two and the full moon’s light shining through.
By knot of three to, protect activists from any harm there may be.
By knot of four, sending them energy to be restored.
By knot of five, this spell comes alive.
By knot of six, to protect them from all evil tricks.
By knot of seven, they shall be shielded from and missed by every weapon.
By the elements and knot of eight, they are protected from this corrupt and unjust police state.
With this power, with this line, I seal this spell with knot of nine.”
Hang the cord by your window so it can be charged with the energy of each passing day.
In addition to this spell, please remember to continue donating, educating, and advocating for Black lives. Magic is a great tool, but please remember that you have to back it with your day to day actions for it to truly be effective.
Not animal related, but I thought you guys might enjoy this great spell from
A Necromancer’s Manual of the Fifteenth Century by
[Probably the most commonly recommended means for becoming invisible in medieval works on magic was to carry an opal on oneself, so that its brilliance would blind all potential viewers - a method that is supposed to have worked for Constantius Africanus.]
i’m in love with non-traditional uses of magic and i’m talking specifically about the transmute ore spell in skyrim
basic rundown of the spell is: you can turn iron ore into silver ore, and then silver ore into gold ore.
so in a similar vein to that scene in x-men where magneto tears all the iron out of a guy’s blood. what if a particularly skilled alteration mage took a transmute ore spell to the iron in someone’s blood to dispatch them. it’d be a slow, agonizing way to go. i don’t think the alteration school gets nearly enough credit as it should
Hey Witches!! This post will probably be super long, but I feel like there’s a really important message in what happened while I was prepping for this spell. I’ve made the important message PURPLE and BIG.
So my best friend (and sister-in-law) is pregnant with twins, but her road to motherhood hasn’t been easy. She has miscarried twice in the last year, so when we found out about the twins, we basically decided to pour all of our power and energy into protection and health spells to keep these lovely babies safe. This is the one I did today, and it will run for the better part of the night.
- Whole Anise Seed (protection)
- Cinnamon Stick (protection and strength)
- Whole Clove (prosperity)
- Red Raspberry Leaf (child birth and the uterus)
- Purple Candle (spirit)
You can do this for as many babies as you need, but since I’m doing this for twins, I doubled everything.
Lay the cinnamon, anise seed, and clove end to end on a plate and surround them with the raspberry leaf. The leaf should be an unbroken circle. I did this on my altar plate to make it easy.
Now take your candles and carve SAFE TWIN or SAFE CHILD into your candle. You can use a knife or a pin or a popsicle stick works really well. I did my carving in FUTHARK runes that my husband has hanging in the bathroom.
NOW LET’S TALK ABOUT THE LESSON
Are my runes perfect?
Is one of those letters backwards?
Yes it is.
Is some Norse witch gonna come at me and tell me my runes aren’t right?
But do I care?
Because witchcraft isn’t about perfectionism
Witchcraft is about what you feel inside. Witchcraft is about making do with what you have. And witchcraft is about YOUR INTENT.
When I got a rune backwards, my intent didn’t change. When I looked up runes, even though I might be wrong, my intent didn’t change.
In my heart of hearts, I still feel my intent and energy to protect these children with all I have. If I got an herb switched with something else, it doesnt matter. My intent never changed. You could do this with whatever you have in your cabinet for all I care.
Your spell isn’t powered by the misspelled candles, it’s powered by your will and your intent. Yeah the candles are nice and the herbs are a nice bonus, but they don’t have to be perfect to be powerful.
That power comes from within your heart and soul.
And now I will get off my soapbox. Back to the spell.
Place the candles in the center of the circle of herbs and light them.
Normally, I’m the kind of person who doesn’t like to waste candles on one spell, and I’ll tell you to blow them out. But since you’ve carved something rather specific on the candle it’s better to let the whole candle burn through. These big candles will take HOURS so make sure you have the time to stay home and watch them burn.
That’s the spell!! And remember:
You are not a witch because of your tools. You are a witch because of your heart and soul.
Its really interesting hearing everyone talk about when they felt the problems with Magic started. I’ve heard a huge range of perspectives. I would even go as far as to say it started with Modern Masters 2015 and Battle For Zendikar small ways. However, in each case, the timeline seems to work out to be about 2018 with Dominaria and War of the Spark.
So I want to conduct a little experiment.
Please reblog this post with the set you started playing Magic with and the set you start losing interest in the game. Please avoid putting these in tags unless you really have to because they’re hard to find
I’ll start. I started in M13 and I started losing interest in Battle For Zendikar.
Many people often tell witches “do your research” and point them in the direction of texts without a lot of historical grounding. The point of this post is not to say that books that aren’t academic or history focused/based are not useful or legitimate forms of witchcraft practice. The point is, instead, to provide those who wish to have historical understandings of witchcraft with well-researched sources on the history of magic and witchcraft. So, I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite books on the history of witchcraft and magic in Europe. Hope this helps!
Wicked Enchantments: A History of the Pendle Witches and their Magic by Joyce Froome
Greek and Roman Necromancy by Daniel Ogden
Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds by Daniel Ogden
Night’s Black Agents by Daniel Ogden
The Witch by Ronald Hutton
Caliban and the Witch: Women, The Body, and Primitive Accumulation by Silvia Federici
Grimoires: A History of Magic Books by Owen Davies
Popular Magic: Cunning Folk in English History by Owen Davies
Witchcraft, Magic, And Culture 1736-1951 by Owen Davies
Witchcraft and Magic in Europe volumes 1-6 edited by Bengt Ankarloo and Stuart Clark
I can’t stand that worldbuilding trope that’s like “magic stays secret partly because muggles/normies/whatever see only what they *~*want*~* to see and will rationalize it away” and I can’t articulate exactly why
I think it has something to do with the protagonist(s) always being unsusceptible or an exception somehow. It’s not portrayed as a human flaw, just a muggle/normie flaw. The protagonist and the other people who are “in on the secret” are Different
And I’m not saying I think of it as a straight allegory for confirmation bias or something, but it’s still just a very bad representation of human fallibility to have the main character be unaffected because they’re special. Everybody is the main character of their own lives, yo, and most people who are horribly, devastatingly wrong think they’re Different and see the Truth to some extent…more so the wronger they are.
Or maybe it’s just that…that is not how humans work? People are way more susceptible to believing things that are dramatic and outrageous than to accepting that the truth is banal or boring. Or at least, generally, they’re more likely to want the truth to be at least sort of exciting. I would argue that, in fact, people regularly bend their perception of reality based on what they percieve as cooler/more interesting/more badass—just look at all the people that REFUSE to accept that dinosaurs had feathers because they think dinosaurs aren’t as cool that way. The people that pitch gigantic fits when you tell them that wolves don’t have “alphas” that gained their status through violent struggle. Or, idk. The persistence of the idea that black widow spiders Always Kill You when fatalities from black widow bites are actually rare.
The worst part might be that these books generally insinuate that the muggles/normies want to be ignorant and to live in a banal, nonmagical world. Which is just…what. You can’t convince me that the upending of worldview that would occur if a grocery store cashier found out that there were wizards living in hiding is significantly worse than the banality of day to day reality working for wal-mart. The explanation is usually something like “they want things to be simple” and it’s like. Are you suggesting that our reality is simple? Don’t you wish we were just dealing with Voldemort or some shit rather than the current sociopolitical climate? Don’t you think people would fall face first with open arms into the idea that there are problems because of this one guy that does evil magic or something?
Like do some research into cults. People are alarmingly susceptible to believing that the universe is a crapsack supernatural hellscape as long as the reasons for it being that way are relatively straightforward. People will seek out simple explanations almost regardless of how frankly horrible those explanations are, because there’s no horror like the existential horror of not having any explanations.
How would a magical war go? Like, what would be the set up for platoons specifically?
How magical, and what kind of magic?
The problem with a question like this is that, from a world building perspective, magic basically takes the form of alternate technology. It exists and develops alongside technological advancement. In some cases it may evolve faster, but, the overall concept is identical.
So there’s two factors we need to look at. How powerful is your magic, and, how common is it?
The more powerful your magic is, the more it will disrupt how warfare is fought. This is also true for overall political power in your world. The more powerful your mages are, the more they’ll be able to completely exclude non-mages from all power structures.
For example, if your mages can casually obliterate non-magical infantry, your world won’t have much use for “conventional,” infantry. You might even see mages waging war against one another directly via spellcraft, rather than any conventional concept of warfare.
Why invade a resisting city when you can rain fire on it, or consume the souls of all it’s non magical residents turning them into a kind of zombie? Why not just drop it into the sea, and be done with it?
This is where the exact nature of magic in your world becomes very important. You need to create rules for how magic works and then plan accordingly.
How common magic is in your world also heavily influences warfare. If magic is incredibly rare. If mages only come from a few noble bloodlines, you’re not going to see a lot of magic on the battlefield.
On the other end of the spectrum, if magic is relatively common. If anyone can be taught to cast basic spells, you could easily see a situation where combat magic is the norm. Where every soldier in a battalion was expected to understand a basic ranged spell, and a shield against incoming spells.
Worth noting, when I’m talking about how common magic is, there’s a few potential factors to consider. How often can someone cast? Are there any significant costs associated with magic? How hard is it to teach? And of course, who can cast magic? Obviously, if your setting allows anyone with some education to cast magic, that’s going to look very different from a world where magic is exclusively the purview of a few hereditary bloodlines.
If magic is powerful enough, but it takes some time to train up magic users, you might see a situation where military forces constricted significantly. Where a few squads would be considered enough to secure and occupy an entire city.
Similarly, if spells have a considerable cost associated with them, or can only be cast on very restricted schedules, that will have less of an overall impact on the way your world develops than if they can cast at will.
Another important question is, “what are they fighting for?” Historically, more wars have been fought over resources than ideas. When your world allows for basic transmutation of one good into another, for example converting something into gold, then gold has no value. You can’t fight over gold, because it has no value. If a mage can conjure up enchanted plate, then steel isn’t going to have much market value. If a mage can easily produce enough food to feed a thousand, then you won’t have a need for farmers or agriculture. Things get weird. Do empires war over magical materials that are consumed to produce goods? Do they battle over nexuses of magical energy? If they can use portals to bounce around at will, do they even bother securing their own borders, or do they operate out of heavily fortified enclaves leaving everyone on the outside to fend for themselves?
As a writer building a world, magic is open to your imagination. You can do, nearly, anything you want. The only thing you’re tested on is how creative can you be? Can you create a scenario that fits the shape of the world you want? Magic in warfare can be anything from magical artillery to squads of superheroes. The only question is, “what do you want to do?”
alright so. what if humans were the only sapient species in the universe to not have magic
and then aliens invade and they’re like “oh haha look at these hairless apes they have no magic, this is going to be easy” and then they get slapped in the face because instead of magic, we’ve developed all this technology and you can’t cast spells faster than someone can pull a trigger
You had never seen Geralt so scared. The man was usually void of emotion, that is until your waters had broken. It was all hands on from there. Yennefer had advised Geralt on what to do had you lost consciousness, but thankfully the birth went well.
Painful as fuck. But you knew it wasn’t going to be a walk in the woods.
You were more sweat than woman, and your body burned with the aftershocks of birth. Gods what an ordeal. You were used to being at the other end of birth, and now Geralt had the privilege of doing so.
He had just cleaned you up, having helped bathe you to the best of his abilities. You weren’t in much pain as you thought, and you silently thanked Yennefer for the herbal pain relief she had left behind.
“Y/N?” Geralt softly spoke, holding your little one in a blanket as he laid next to you.
“Mm?” You replied, resting your head on his shoulder.
“Have you thought of a name yet?” He asks, staring down at your little girl. She’s fast asleep in his hands, and you smile at the tiny being you both created.
“I quite like Amaria or Tyria,” You rest a hand over his bicep. “Kaiana has a nice sound to it, don’t you think?”
“Hm,” He grunts, tilting his head in thought. “What happened to Laena? You had your eyes on that for quite awhile.”
You shake your head, grimacing slightly. “I did until I remembered that I knew a Laena growing up, the name is ruined for me.”
Geralt chuckles, shaking his head as he peers down at you. “So some girl you knew as a child has completely changed your mind?”
“This girl pushed me in a swamp in front of a boy I fancied, so yes.”
“A boy you fancied? I didn’t think you liked anyone,” His eyebrow raises at this. “Where is he now?”
You slap his bicep weakly. “Is that all you take away from that? Your poor wife was humiliated and you’re worried about some boy that’s long in the past.”
“Is he in the past?” He jests, and you release a fake gasp.
“Our child is quite literally in your hands as we speak, which by the way,” You wiggle your fingers at him. “We went through a lot of effort to create.”
“I don’t remember you complaining, quite the opposite if anything.” He retorts, smirking slightly as you roll your eyes.
“You weren’t complaining either, but I’m sure the forest animals beg to differ.”
Geralt laughs loudly at this, nodding as he ponders over the thought. “I’m sure they enjoyed the show.”
It was your turn to laugh, shaking your head before you look up at your husband, staring deep into his eyes. He looks tired, and you almost feel guilty for keeping him awake for so long.
His smile however, has never been bigger, and it matches your own.
“Jaskier wants the baby named after him, did he tell you that?” You ask, laughing once again as your husband groans.
“And what did you say?” You reply, reaching out to play with your daughters white ringlet.
“I said we would-”
Your eyes widen, but he shushes you. “I said we would, when he learnt how to fly.”
“…Don’t tell me.” You drift off and Geralt nods.
“Jaskier asked every woman he assumed was a mage if they would help him fly.”
“You didn’t stop him?” Geralt chuckles at your words, giving you a look.
“Why would I? It was funny.”
The two of you continued with the small talk before you eventually nodded off, falling asleep with your head on Geralt’s chest.
Whilst you slept, Geralt had placed the baby in the cot by your bedside, sitting on the edge of your own bed as he peered down. He was in awe, not only at the little baby sleeping in the hand made crib far too big for her little body, but at his sleeping wife by his side, snoring slightly.
He knew you were brave, and stubborn, but seeing you bring a new life into the world brought a tear to his eye. Knowing that you went through so much effort, and such pain so that your baby could live, it amazed him that one could be so selfless.
Geralt never thought he would be here right now. In a home, his home, not the Kaer Morhen, a wife by his side and a baby to continue is lineage.
It was just one of the many things Witcher’s had installed in their heads. No families, no children, they were barren. Yet as if on cue, your baby released a small noise, turning her head as she slept.
“Geralt?” You whisper, attempting to sit upright in bed. You groan at the action.
“Are you alright?” Your husband is by your side instantly, his hand on your cheek as you nod. “What do you need?”
“I need you to relax,” He looks at you confused, and you smile.
“You are stressing way too much over that piece of wood.”
“Hm,” He grunts. “That piece of wood is holding our little one, it has to be safe.”
“You made it Geralt, it’s probably the safest thing in the world.”
He rubs your cheek in response, nodding slowly.
“I mean it,” You grab his hand, pulling it so that he gets the hint. “You need some sleep.”
“I’m fine,” The large man slides next to you. “I’ve had plenty of sleep.”
He chuckles as you give him a blank stare, ignoring the way you scoff as he gently pulls the blanket over you.
“You’re a horrible liar Geralt.” You slowly move over, yet again resting your head on his chest.
“Mm, I don’t think I’m that bad.”
“I beg to differ.” You sigh as Geralt places his arm over your shoulder.
“Anyway, I think bean looks like a Tyria, don’t you think?” You have to fight the urge to get up and cuddle your little newborn.
“Bean?” Geralt’s chest rumbles as he chuckles, and you grin against his clothed chest.
“She’s so small Ger, she looks like a little bean sprout in your hands.”
He continues to laugh. “Are you sure its not because I’m so large?”
“I think we can factor that in.”
“Well, bean does look like a Tyria.” Your husband begins to trace circles over your skin, and you nod.
You’re about to fall asleep yet again when Geralt begins to laugh once more.
“What is it?” You mumble, eyes closed.
“What if we did name her Jaskier?” He jokes, and you exhale roughly.
Wildflowers are abundant in many areas during June, and if you’re coping with the pain of heartache after a divorce or an ugly breakup, this spell can help with the healing process. If possible,, do it on a sunny afternoon and collect the wildflowers yourself. In addition to the magical benefits, this gives your spirit the added value of the peace provided walking outdoors.
Light the candle, and begin weaving thee wildflowers stems together into a long garland. You can braid or twist them, or even tie them in a way that forms a flower chain. As you do this, say “My heart was broken, but the pain does not define me. My soul was wounded, but the hurt will not stop me. My spirit was damaged,, but the ache does not limit me. I have loved and lost, and now I will live again.”
Once you’ve connected all the flowers, join the ends so they make a circle. Blow out the candle, and place your healing wildflower ring around it. Leave it in place for the next seven days. When the time is up, return the flowers to the field in which you picked them, say “goodbye,” and walk away without looking back.
“Daily Spellbook for the Good Witch: Quick, Simple, and Practical Magic for Every Day of the Year,” by Patti Wigington