the “release” or “activating” phase of a spell also uses imitation and sympathy, but not necessarily in the same way that the raising or programming phases do. this stage of the spell your mainly telling the energy specifically “time to go to work, and do your work here.” while some overall goals lend themselves to imitative action, you don’t necessarily have to do that here. you already programmed the energy earlier in the ritual, now your just telling it where you want it to go and telling it to hop-to.
- Raise power:
- flow power into object, relying on the objects sympathetic/symbolic connections to program and shape the energy for you.
- activate the power and tell it where to go through the final ritual step.