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12 Magic(k) Spells

Beliefnet has just published their first ‘Pagan gallery’ – 12 Magic Spells

Some are more workings than spells in the narrower sense, and bring in several traditions of folk magick.  I have not used any of these particular spells or workings myself, but  some are similar to ones I do use, and several look worth looking into.  Go take a look see. (The site still is a little buggy, I’ve noticed.)

Done right, spells shift the odds in our favor.  No guarantees – but over time if you are good at it, the occurrence of magick in my definition of the term does become pretty clear: “The non-coincidental occurrence of meaningful coincidences.”

The spells I use most often are for finding parking places and another for opening stuck locks and the like.  They work . . . like magick!

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posted May 15, 2009 at 3:28 pm

“Go take a look see. (The site still is a little buggy, I’ve noticed.)”
Can’t get past the intro without a password… that’s beyond “buggy”

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Gus diZerega

posted May 15, 2009 at 4:02 pm

Did you get to the first page? If so, click the first blue heading below the black text to continue further. If that still doesn’t work, I’ll notify the guys in charge. It works for me mostly.

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Cari Ferraro

posted May 15, 2009 at 4:50 pm

Hi Gus,
The first “slide” won’t work, but the ones underneath for subsequent pages do.
I agree, these are workings and not, strictly speaking, spells. Spells begin with words, and can include oils or dirt or other accessories, but the essence of spelling is words. The early medieval meaning of spell was story, so you could say, a spell is a story you tell over to yourself until it is true. You “bind” a spell by saying or writing or repeating it. I just wrote on this in my blog earlier this week, and called it “Binding Words.”
Thanks for posting this link though.

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Ellen Bergstrom (Greenbridge)

posted May 17, 2009 at 1:22 pm

I’ve been doing spells since the 60’s. The essence of a spell to me is the intention and the ability to move the energy with it. When you work with energy, and it does take some practice, you will know it, feel it and sometimes even see it. Parking spaces, yeah that’s the easy one…I’ve been trying for some more fulfilling things than that, however, I continue to work on it. And I have manefested many great things in my life, including, my 45 pound weight loss. This was a spell and also I refer to it as the use of holistic method, as holistic work truly is like using spell work, you must put your body, mind and spirit into it. So that when moving energy with the intention you have of making something happen, or perhaps it is allowing it to happen, you are doing something holistically. Check out my blog above on my space. I wrote a book, with a 2nd one coming out soon, which describes the methods I used to lose the weight and maintain my weight loss.

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posted May 21, 2009 at 12:02 pm

Do you think Judika had originally written “allegedly” into all of these spells, or did Beliefnet add them to add an aura of skepticism? Hmmm…

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Wonderful Soul

posted February 21, 2013 at 7:48 am

Spell casting works wonderfully, if you believe.. Eventually, it’s always the power of your belief. Our belief has an incredible power. The stronger it is – the higher chances for your spells of wishes to actually happen..

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