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Shalimar
20-01-2012, 12:52 AM
I'm a beginner so I'm looking for a spell book that would be simple and that would require easy to find ingredients. And that would touch several areas of life.

I found 2 books that maybe are a potential, I don't know... The 2nd title gives the impression of being more directed toward "love spells" but according to the description it should actually be for many things...

Does anyone know:

"Power Spellcraft For Life: The Art Of Crafting And Casting For Positive Change" by Arin Murphy-Hiscock

"The Good Spell Book: Love Charms, Magical Cures, and Other Practical Sorcery" by Gillian Kemp

Are they good? If you know other books that would be better and that would still be for beginners, please mention them.

Thanks for your help,

Peace :smile:

norseman
20-01-2012, 09:14 AM
"A Grimoire For Modern Cunningfolk" - Peter Paddon

Shalimar, don't forget the key part of any spell is your Will and Intent. Mental focus is vital. Without this, no words or ritual will suffice. The best way to this is through meditation. :D Good luck !

Shalimar
21-01-2012, 01:02 AM
Thanks Norseman for the recommendation and tips! :smile:

It's been a while I wanted to go further on that path....so, it's about time I act on that desire!:wink:

Peace :hug3:

LadyMoondancer
30-01-2012, 02:49 PM
There are a lot of books out there that list spells. You can also get a bunch of spells off the internet.

I would read any book by Scott Cunningham. Starhawk's "Spiral Dance" is also good, not just for spells, but for general knowledge on Wicca and Witchcraft.

Basically, a spell is you needing/wanting to change something. Using meditation and visualizing the end result is the best way. You can use a candle to help you focus your desires and send them out to the universe. Using color magick helps - as in green colors for prosperity/abundance.

Using the moon's phases are also helpful - the Waxing moon for when you want to increase something, Waning Moon for when you want to decrease something.

The wording of the spell is up to you. The rhyming makes it easier to remember it. Some people say you should write your own, rather than use somebody else's words. I have taken spells from books or the internet, and changed the words to suit myself, and sometimes I've used the exact words as it was written.

The bottom line is what is YOUR intent - YOUR mind power - YOUR energy is what is driving the spell. Everything else is just a guideline.

Occultist
30-01-2012, 03:40 PM
Also look for books that lists the magical qualities of herbs plants flowers anything of nature so that you might start your own grimoire write what works for you. Once you have the basics you can start building your own grimoire.

LadyMoondancer
30-01-2012, 07:53 PM
Also look for books that lists the magical qualities of herbs plants flowers anything of nature so that you might start your own grimoire write what works for you. Once you have the basics you can start building your own grimoire.

right Occultist -I forgot about the herbs and plants. - and crystals - I use crystals too.

I have a book put out by One Spirit book club - it's three books in one by Scott Cunningham that includes: "Wicca," "Living Wicca" and "The Complete Book of Incense, Oils, & Brews." The first part "Wicca" contains "The Standing Stones Book of Shadows" which has many lists in it - colors, gems, plants, as well chants, some spells, - a whole ton of information.

Occultist
30-01-2012, 09:19 PM
Well I dont know about those I am not a Wiccan I am a Witch.

Shalimar
01-02-2012, 06:41 PM
Thanks Ladymoondancer and Occultist for your advices!:smile: I'm building up my library on the subject of Spells/Witchcraft slowly but surely. I also found some websites, one of them had spells that included essential oil, herbs, crystals, I'm not through looking into it.
Today, I was almost able to borrow "The Complete Book of Incense, Oils, & Brews." as it was listed in the Library's data base but unfortunately they have visibly lost the copy and never updated their records...:icon_frown:

Yeah, I have thought about starting my own Grimoire once I get some practice (didn't cast any spell yet, but it is coming). I could write what worked for me (there are so many spells it is hard to choose which one would be the best). The idea first came to me in a dream where I was told to write down my own spells with a quill, on a parchment paper...so Occultist, what you said has come as a reminder and confirms to me that it is important that to do so...
Thanks again for your help!

Peace :hug3:

LadyMoondancer
02-02-2012, 04:03 AM
totally off topic, but I can't resist telling Shalimar - been watching LOTR the past few days. I got knocked off my feet by the worst cold - been laying on the couch, can't sleep, can't concentrate - I haven't even touched my computer in 2 days. - LOTR is perfect for when you don't feel good. can't wait for the first of The Hobbit movies to be released Dec. 2012.

Serenity69
02-02-2012, 05:07 AM
I find actually doing rituals on a computer to be effective...

There are many infinite ways to do a spell...

Simply create the spell intuitively, by writing it in your own personal style your imprinting your own energy out to the universe and will recieve back a resonance frequency...

This frequency as your own personal signature unique to you...

Your creating new energy...

You should use Twitter for this...

Shalimar
02-02-2012, 06:56 PM
totally off topic, but I can't resist telling Shalimar - been watching LOTR the past few days. I got knocked off my feet by the worst cold - been laying on the couch, can't sleep, can't concentrate - I haven't even touched my computer in 2 days. - LOTR is perfect for when you don't feel good. can't wait for the first of The Hobbit movies to be released Dec. 2012.

Sorry to hear you were sick :hug2: I had it last week, a virus going around, hard to get rid off....Yeah, same for me, I can't wait to be december and be able to watch the Hobbit, I've looked the trailer and they seem to have done a great job!!! I'm glad they kept the same actors for the characters that are from the LOTR!

Peace :hug3:

Shalimar
02-02-2012, 07:01 PM
I find actually doing rituals on a computer to be effective...

There are many infinite ways to do a spell...

Simply create the spell intuitively, by writing it in your own personal style your imprinting your own energy out to the universe and will recieve back a resonance frequency...

This frequency as your own personal signature unique to you...

Your creating new energy...

You should use Twitter for this...


Thanks for the tips! Saturday I'm gonna get some supplies from my local store... I hope to be able to cast a spell next week, I have an important need to tend to...

Peace :hug3:

Serenity69
02-02-2012, 08:26 PM
Actually i think a more affective method is to create a YouTube video, which contains images/animation/footage over a suitable piece of music...

Maybe u could choose Queen's It's A Kind Of Magic:)

AJP
23-02-2012, 01:57 PM
Never thought about finding it out on the web.

AJP
23-02-2012, 01:58 PM
I meant finding spells.

AJP
23-02-2012, 01:59 PM
Sorry to hear you were sick :hug2: I had it last week, a virus going around, hard to get rid off....Yeah, same for me, I can't wait to be december and be able to watch the Hobbit, I've looked the trailer and they seem to have done a great job!!! I'm glad they kept the same actors for the characters that are from the LOTR!

Peace :hug3:


I've never seen the Hobbit. Is it good?

Shalimar
23-02-2012, 04:37 PM
I've never seen the Hobbit. Is it good?

It is coming out in Theaters in December. We know it is going to be good because we know the novel it came from and it is like the prequel of the Lord of the Rings which was very well done on the screen. As it is the same movie director who made the Hobbit than it is very promising, knowing that many main actors from the LOTR are playing in the Hobbit.
There is a youtube trailer that you can watch, I don't have the link but it will come up on a google search :smile:

Peace :hug3:

LadyTerra
23-02-2012, 08:05 PM
"A Little Book of Candle Magic" by D.J. Conway

It is cross-referenced for easy use--includes lists of Herbs, Oils, Stones, Candles/Colors--which can help you identify various uses and other ingredients that can be substituted (when we are running low on resources).:wink:

It includes a PlanetaryChart for proper timing and offers RitualFormats in simplistic detail--along w/ diagrams.

Peace and Love on your path to discovering the Mysteries...

Blessed be...

Occultist
23-02-2012, 09:31 PM
Shalimar just make sure you cast a Circle first especially if this is you first time casting a spell. Circle will protect you and all other things.
This is a basic circle instructions So I hope this helps http://youtu.be/paRoMElRpZA
Its just to protect but I believe anyone who casts spells should always cast circles.

Shalimar
24-02-2012, 12:30 AM
Shalimar just make sure you cast a Circle first especially if this is you first time casting a spell. Circle will protect you and all other things.
This is a basic circle instructions So I hope this helps http://youtu.be/paRoMElRpZA
Its just to protect but I believe anyone who casts spells should always cast circles.

Thanks Occultist! :hug2: The spell I did mentioned that I had to cast a circle and I did it like I could (Thanks for the link at least I can see exactly what it is all about). Actually when I did it I took some yarn as long as I could (the room where I can be alone without being disturbed is quite small), tied it up and I place it around me, while saying that it was my circle and in the center I had place my tiny altar. I didn't have much room but I was able nonetheless to walk around my altar while chanting. Anyhow I really appreciate your advice I need all the help I can get as I'm a beginner :smile:

"A Little Book of Candle Magic" by D.J. Conway

It is cross-referenced for easy use--includes lists of Herbs, Oils, Stones, Candles/Colors--which can help you identify various uses and other ingredients that can be substituted (when we are running low on resources).:wink:

It includes a PlanetaryChart for proper timing and offers RitualFormats in simplistic detail--along w/ diagrams.

Peace and Love on your path to discovering the Mysteries...

Blessed be...

I should receive the book before the end of the month! can't wait to read it! Thanks again :smile:


Peace :hug3:

Shalimar
24-02-2012, 02:08 AM
Oops! my post worked on page 2, so this one is obsolete...:wink: Peace :smile: [/FONT][/SIZE]

LadyTerra
29-02-2012, 07:51 PM
Thanks Occultist! :hug2: The spell I did mentioned that I had to cast a circle and I did it like I could (Thanks for the link at least I can see exactly what it is all about). Actually when I did it I took some yarn as long as I could (the room where I can be alone without being disturbed is quite small), tied it up and I place it around me, while saying that it was my circle and in the center I had place my tiny altar. I didn't have much room but I was able nonetheless to walk around my altar while chanting. Anyhow I really appreciate your advice I need all the help I can get as I'm a beginner :smile:



I should receive the book before the end of the month! can't wait to read it! Thanks again :smile:


Peace :hug3:



I am very excited for you!:hug:

Delineating your Circle with yarn will work fine--red is advisable.

Later on--when you begin recognizing and working with the Elementals--you can choose certain Stones and Crystals (placed at the Cardinal points) to create your Circle and then you will be engaging the Properties and Protection of the Elemental Guardians (as well).

Peace and Love on your path to the EternalCircle...

Blessed be...

Shalimar
02-03-2012, 09:29 PM
I am very excited for you!:hug:

Delineating your Circle with yarn will work fine--red is advisable.

Later on--when you begin recognizing and working with the Elementals--you can choose certain Stones and Crystals (placed at the Cardinal points) to create your Circle and then you will be engaging the Properties and Protection of the Elemental Guardians (as well).

Peace and Love on your path to the EternalCircle...

Blessed be...

Thanks LadyTerra :smile: ! I received the book you recommended "Candle Magic"!! It's gonna be very useful to me! :wink:

Peace & Blessings :hug2:

LadyTerra
05-03-2012, 05:12 AM
Thanks LadyTerra :smile: ! I received the book you recommended "Candle Magic"!! It's gonna be very useful to me! :wink:

Peace & Blessings :hug2:


YW--I hope you enjoy it!:D

norseman
05-03-2012, 08:28 AM
I don't "cast" spells in the usual sense, so I do not use circles or "spell books". The "influence" trails behind me as I wander. I recharge in my special place in the Land, a "bowl" in a small remote valley with a stream running through it. A flat step in the waterfall is my altar.