Spells are magical formulae designed to bring about specific results. Many of the discoveries of science are attributable to magical activities like alchemy, astrology and herbalism. The word 'spell' comes from Old English spel, meaning a saying, or fable, which is in turn derived from prehistoric Germanic. Thus these 'sayings,' the incantations of sorcerers, came to mean magical formulae exclusively.
There is not any one sort of spell. Spells can range from simple incantations to complex magical rituals. Abracadabra, Abraxas and Hocus Pocus are well-known examples of verbal spells. A spell can be anything from a prayer to a heart-felt wish. Spells can also be amulets, talismans, voodoo dolls, sigils, wangas, fetishes, mojos, potions, philtres, powders... in fact a spell can take any form.
Spells can be used for any purpose: to find and attract love; to bind lovers; to enhance and stimulate love; to maximise sex appeal; to beautify; to heal, cure and make whole; to bring money, success and riches; to bring luck and good fortune; to curse, cause harm and destroy.
Here is what two well-known Wiccans say about spells:
"... in our experience, and countless other's, spells are not superstition. They are an effective method of achieving legitimate aims." (Janet and Stewart Farrar, Spells and How They Work, Robert Hale, 1992, p. 14.)
They recount many examples of successful spell-casting from finding work to finding love. You too could find the same success through spells. Imagine if you could make all those things you've wished for come true!
Some people are frightened of spells and those who cast them. But spells are a normal and natural part of our culture. You've probably already cast one or two without even knowing it. Ever thrown a coin in a wishing well, or prayed to a saint? Then you've been working magic!
However, to successfully cast spells you need to know exactly what ingredients are required (like candles, oils and herbs), you need to know how to prepare the spell ingredients and finally you need to know how to perform the spell (what to say and when to say it, to cast the spell at the full moon, or in the dark of the moon, and so on). You've seen some spells posted here and there over the internet that just leave you guessing. That's because the people who put up those spells don't care whether you can successfully cast them or not. At SpellsWizard.com we provide all the necessary information. We cut out the guess work and let you get on with spell-casting...