When you are first starting out, you will probably use spells and rituals written in books by others. But, eventually, you will want to write your own spells and rituals. Your words, being more personal to you, have much greater power for you. It would be best if you can speak from your heart during the magic rite, without reading it from “cheat sheets”. For this reason, I like to keep everything I do pretty basic and simple, so I can easily memorize the basic outline I will be using. And then, once I’m actually doing the ritual, if anything flows through me, I can add and/or modify it to suit the moment. I have found that the best magick is spontaneous and flows from the moment. However, for events that I have more notice for, like Sabbats, I will take the time to write up a basic outline to help me get all my thoughts and ideas out and it helps to get the creative juices flowing.
Here are 8 quick tips you may use when you are ready to create your own spells and rituals.
Tip 1: Determine the purpose of the spell or ritual. Make sure your intention is as clear as you can make it. I would suggest you keep your intention as simple as possible, and keep it to one thing at a time. It will help you focus your energy better.
Tip 2: Determine which ritual aspects are necessary to your purpose. Ritual aspects include things like setting up your altar, casting the circle, calling on the Watchtowers, and invoking spirits or deities. Not every ritual/spell you do will require all of these steps. For the more formal rites, I will cast a formal circle, but sometimes, it is simply enough to just light a candle and declare the room a sacred space. It depends on what effect you’re going for, you should go with what feels right for you.
Tip 3: Determine what tools correspond with your purpose, including oils, candles, herbs, stones, animal totems, and ritual tools. Remember, none of these things are mandatory. These things help guide the energy and focus your intent, but the real power comes from within you.
Tip 4: Determine who’s presence you will request. (Gods, Goddesses, Angels, Elementals, Fae, Jinn, etc)
Tip 5: Determine the best timing.
Tip 6: Determine where it will be performed.
Tip 7: Put it all together. Write out the entire ritual or spell with spoken words in quotes.
Tip 8: Memorize your ritual and words.
You will need practice. Learning basic ritual forms and basic spells is a good way to get started. Have fun and make it your own. If you have questions or need anything at all please click on my resource box.
by Kim K Brown