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spells work via the principal of sympathy, and we harness that effect through imitative action. roughly 5 kinds of imitative action can be discerned.   Imitation in though Imitation in words written or spoken, Imitation in image imitation in Action … Continue reading

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when most books talk about spells, they tend to be referring to the spoken/written portion of the working. to them, this is the base unit of a magical working. because description is an easy and simple way of using imitation, … Continue reading

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a great deal of magical practice is predicated on the idea of sympathy. like effects or attracts like. becaue of this imitative actions form a bedrock of many magical workings. perhaps the simplest and most basic of these is the … Continue reading

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more on incantation.

most incantation focuses on describing the desried result of a spell. often accompanied by various poetic flourishes such as metaphor, simile and analogy. if physical gestures, tools or items are used in the spell, they are often referenced as being … Continue reading

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spell construction, hoodoo style?

determine the purpose of the spell, statement of intention, and all that. create a passive focus, a representation of the subject of the spell, either a physical person or location, or abstract thought or idea. create an active focus which … Continue reading

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a lot of magical theory involves the power of sympathy and how to harness it with imitative action.   chanting magical incantation that describes what action you wish to evoke, or inscribing symbols with similar meaning, is an easy and … Continue reading

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all magic is manipulation of symbols. Symbols bare a meaning, meaning is a kind of thought, thought is a kind of energy, energy follows energy and energy forms the foundation of the universe. therefore, symbols shape the universe via this … Continue reading

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Symbol Riffing

general idea behind materia magic: construct a symbol of your intention, energize/consecrate/empower symbol, place symbol as near as you can to the place you want its effects felt. other workings tend to focus less on a physical vessel for the … Continue reading

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the three intentions.

when casting, there are three things you need to hold in your mind durring the process. 1, your goal, desire and objective. the thing you want to have happen. 2, your intention to make that thing happen via magic. 3, … Continue reading

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General design concepts.

general concepts when designing a spell can fall into three broad categories. though distinct, the lines between them are not absolute, many forms of spell can borrow ideas from 2 or even all three.   First: Meditations and visualizations: guided … Continue reading

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