Magic Wicca and Spellcasting
How interesting it is that when a seeker or neophyte begins to delve into Witchcraft they do so because they are interested in learning how to peform spellcasting. And not just any magic, but powerful instantaneous magic. They want to know the secrets……..
Freaking sign me up!
What is Witchcraft?
I can only speak for myself. I can only speak about what it is that I believe and teach. There are no overarching rules and regulations to follow in Witchcraft. Each Witch this question is posed to will answer in a personal way. As many Witches that exist, the same number of answers to the above question will be given because we are all unique.
I was recently listening to a pod cast of an interview with Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone. If you are not familiar with these names, I suggest you investigate these elders. They are a wealth of information on Traditional Wicca and Witchcraft. Janet shared that originally, during her time coming up as a Witch (70’s), Witchcraft meant the art of practicing magic and Wicca always referred to the religion. And there are many variations of Wicca now too.
As stated in the Charge of the Goddess below, magic is the gift bestowed upon Witches who seek out the Goddess. And a hint at when the best time is to perform your magic.
Excerpt from The Charge of the Goddess by Doreen Valiente circa 1953
……”Whenever you have need of anything, once in the month, and better it be when the Moon is full, then shall ye assemble in some secret place and call upon the spirit of me who is Queen of all the Witches. There shall ye assemble, ye who are fain to learn all sorcery yet have not won its deepest secrets; to these I will teach things that are as yet unknown. And ye shall be free from slavery………………….
The most powerful magic cast is magic done with the unwavering faith that your workings will be effective. If your belief is solely in yourself, all the better because the Charge of the Goddess also states;
……. “if that which thou seekest, thou findest not within
thee, thou shalt never find it without. For behold, I have been with thee from the beginning, and I
am that which is attained at the end of desire.”
The more comfortable you are with all the aspects of spell casting the more powerful your work. Practice makes perfect. Even in magic. The most awkward and inept spell casting by a person of faith will be more effect than an expertly cast spell by a doubting mind.
It naturally follows that an expertly cast spell by a person of unwavering faith will by far be the most effective.
This is the secret; develop faith in yourself and your abilities and you simultaneously build your skill as a magical practitioner.