spells could be broken down into two rough stages. the first is the sending, then the magnetization. basically, the first portion of the spell is about sending your intentions out into the cosmos to manifest. you raise and program the energy the same as you would in any spell for this. the second aspect of the spell is the magnetization. you go about doing things, both magical and mundane, that draw the desired result to you all the quicker. much like how two magnates will attract each other, your aligning your thoughts and energies to attract the intention of the spell to you. you would need to persist in the magnetization process, however you choose to do it, until the desired result manifests itself. in theory, you could engage symbolism and sympathy in this process just as you would in the energy raising and programming stages.