Lesson 26: Review of “Intent” and Self-Evaluation

Well, conveniently the New Year is around the corner, and we have finished the first unit on Intent.  Congratulations! Good job for sticking with it!  How do you feel you are doing so far?  Take some time now to review what you've learned, and consider what you might be able to do to improve upon that work.  You can write in your magickal journal or Book of Shadows, or simply run through a mental evaluation for your own purposes.  Go over anything you feel you didn't grasp; catch up … [Read more...]

Lesson 21: Doing the Real-World Work

Sometimes, a spell might take so long to manifest that it seems like it’s a hopeless cause.  You would be amazed how often I hear about this!  A friend of mine did a spell to get a new job, and it took her months and months to find beneficial employment.  Her spell seemed sound, her training was sufficient to the task, and she didn’t have any immediate enemies who were likely hexing her.  But then I asked her, “So where have you applied?” thinking that maybe she was looking for work … [Read more...]

Lesson 20: Perfect Love and Perfect Trust

This post is entirely available to the general public.  Please pass it on to your friends.  May it derail potential Witch Wars everywhere! Ideally in Wicca, a group comes together “in perfect love and perfect trust.”  Certainly this isn't always possible or even desirable, but when you come together to work magickally, you need to put aside your personal differences and issues before you attempt ritual.  This is just as true for your own personal Work.  And if you have difficulties … [Read more...]

Lesson 12: A Magickal Checklist

So here’s the kicker about real magick; you have to care whether or not it works!  And then you have to invest it with energy to make it happen.  I call this process “Investing Your Intent.” Exercise 12:  Magickal Journaling Do you remember me telling you about a Witch’s Book of Shadows, or a magickal diary?  Make a habit of recording your spellwork in your book.  Name the date and the day of the week, the time, the phase of the moon when you performed the spell, any significant … [Read more...]