"A spell is a symbolic act done in an altered state of consciousness
in order to cause a desired effect."
To cast a spell is to project energy through a symbol. It is
important to note that the energy is what is key, not the symbol; too
often, the symbols (example: candles, inscense, herbs) are mistaken for the agent that casts the spell.
While props can be useful at times, it is the mind ( or the casters intent)that works the magic, not the symbol or prop.
Correspondences between colors, numbers, and plants do make up a great deal of magical lore.
While particular objects, shapes, colors, scents, and images do work better than others to embody certain ideas, I still feel it is due in part to the feelings, or effort one put into the object.
The most powerful spells are often improvised from materials that feel right
or that one simply happens to have on hand.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Posted by Raven_Nightwind at 8:21 AM