Monthly Archives: October 2013

Spell Craft: Rituals

  A simple axiom to remember when considering spell craft is that all spells are rituals but not all rituals are spells. Ritual is extremely important for spell craft because it helps us to reach the correct mental state to … Continue reading

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Additional Writings

  Here are links to work that I’ve published under my pen name Argent Aisling. Wicca 101 Your First Book of Shadows Spiritual Self-Defense (part 1) Spiritual Self-Defense (part 2) Spiritual Self-Defense (part 3) Spiritual Self-Defense (part 4) Herbalism (part … Continue reading

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Spell Craft: Purchased, pre-written or personally made spells

  There is some debate as to if spells one writes themselves are better then ones that are purchased or pre-written. Many traditionalist witches insist that one must write their own spells for them to be most effective. While I … Continue reading

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Spell Craft: Blessings vs Curses

  Many people look at magic and assume that blessings are strictly ‘good’ and curses are strictly ‘bad’. Much of what the entertainment industry has presented on this topic has been shaped by the cultural attitude that these two things … Continue reading

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Spell Craft: Sympathetic Magic

  Sympathetic magic can be defined as action taken on a representative of the target intended for a specific result that is manifested by chains of causality. This is the most common form of magic practiced today. The sterotypical image … Continue reading

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Spell Craft: Direct Magic

    Direct magic can be defined as: action taken on the spiritual body of the target intended for a specific result that is created by way of immediate consequences of said action     Direct magic can be performed … Continue reading

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Spell Craft: Types of Magic

Magic can generally be categorized as sympathetic or direct. Sympathetic magic acts upon symbolic representations of the target of the spell. Direct magic acts directly upon the target. The most frequently used form of magic is sympathetic. J. G. Frazer … Continue reading

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Spell Craft: Introduction

Many people become interested in witchcraft because they desire to tap into the seemingly limitless power of spell craft. They see what is portrayed in the entertainment industry and believe that such things are possible with their own efforts. Sadly, … Continue reading

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Theological Consideration: Death, Afterlife, and Reincarnation

Before we continue our discussion of magical practices, let us pause to briefly consider the age old question of death. In many different sects of Wicca, death is viewed as a transition to an afterlife in a location known as … Continue reading

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Question Time: What is the difference between hard and soft polytheism

  New feature here on The Veiled Witch: Question Time! You guys give me a question and on the last Tuesday of the month, I will do my best to answer it. This week’s question comes from Kelly J.! She … Continue reading

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