For anyone practicing spell casting, this article is for you.
Many frequently ask: “what is incantation?” Therefore, we will be providing an introductory guide to help you gain better insights about real witchcraft and spell casting. If you want to become a spellcaster, then take this as the first approach.
Hope the following information helps you successfully cast your first spell and even master the art of casting magic spells.
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Understanding Incantation in Witchcraft
So, what is incantation?
An incantation is also known as a charm, a spell, a bewitchery as well as an enchantment. Generally it’s a magical formula used to generate supernatural effects on a person or an object. If you’ve had a spell cast before, you then will know it needs to be chanted, spoken, or sung to work.
When an incantation can be performed?
It’s believed to happen in the middle of a ceremony ritual or prayer. In the past, only wizards and witches can work with incantation successfully. Nowadays this magical form is more popular among the people practicing witchcraft and is commonly called a spell or a charm.
In traditional fairy tales, an incantation is a magical spell attached on someone or something in certain and manifesting the effects in a positive way. However, in case an enchantment displays negative characteristics, it’s considered as a curse or hex.
Sometimes incantations also describe spells having no real effects but deceiving people. Highly experienced witches are able to create some kind of illusions affecting one’s thought and make them believe the spell really works.
For more details about witchcraft for beginners, please keep reading…!
How to Cast a Spell If You’re a Beginner?
Below you will find 8 simple steps guiding you to cast a magic spell:
1. Preparing an scared altar
As a beginner, the first thing you need to prepare before planning to perform a ritual is an altar. No need a fancy altar, you can make use of a small table or a counter with a tablecloth on it. You may realize that the instructions for most magic spells always mention the altar; somehow you may realize its importance in spell casting.
That’s right; your altar represents your personal sacred space, and this is extremely significant when casting a magic spell.
2. Having a spiritual bath
Never ignore cleansing your energy. Taking a ritual bath is one of the most crucial steps regarding to casting magic. Soaking your body in the fresh water mixed with herbs, both your subconscious mind and soul will be calm and comfortable before the spell casting session happens.
A regular shower can only keep your body fresh and clean; nonetheless, it’s unable to relax or heal you in the same way a spiritual bath can. Herbs and essential oils you add into the water will heal your restless mind and help you find peace.
Here is a cleansing bath that you should take before your spell to clear away negativity, you can place chakra stones around for healing (optional):
- Take a shower, wash your hair, and clean the bathtub
- Fill your bathtub and add three spoons of sea salt into the water
- Soak yourself in the tub, relax, and visualize all the matters that you want to avoid in your head
- Turn out relaxation music (optional), close your eyes, and stay calm in the water for 5-10 minutes
- Pour the water over your head and then empty the tub
- Sit in the tub and imagine all of your problems have been washed out and gone through the drain
- Let your hair and body dry naturally
The salt sticking on your skin will form a protective layer.
See also how to cleanse your home of negative energy with salt with a click!
3. Defining your intention
This is a very important step as all spells require pure intentions to the magic power to work efficiently. Before casting a spell, please ask yourself “what do you want to achieve” and determine your final intent. Also, what you desire must be as specific as possible so that it will show results faster.
The moment you work with magic, always remind yourself that your purpose has to bring good to yourself or people around you. Don’t abuse magic spells to hurt or take revenge on others because the karma someday will come back and hit you harder than you expected.
Avoid all traces of negativity from your mind while doing visualization.
The most effective way to define your intention is to write it in your journal or at least on a piece of paper. Our tip is that you should stop starting the sentence with “I want” when stating the intention, and replace it with “I don’t have it yet”. Additionally, it’s better to send a message of gratitude to the universe and higher force.
4. Lighting up your candles
If your spell requires candles, well then light them up and place on the altar. The act of burning a candle symbolizes a change or transformation that will soon appear in your life. All parts of a candle have a connection to four basic elements of the universe; thus, use it if you want to enhance the spell’s capacity.
- The flame denotes the Fire element
- The wax symbolizes the Earth element
- When the wax melts and drips down the candle, this image represents the Water element
- Finally the wax becoming the steam indicates the Air element
Lighting up a candle during a ritual session is beneficial as your mood is also lightened and your mindset gets improved. The flame and color of your candle can draw more positive energies that are capable of curing your mind.
5. Practicing to meditate
If you reach this step, then you’re ready to meditate on your goal. You must empty your mind and focus on your ultimate desire. Keep in mind that meditation is extremely essential for spell casting.
The key of this step is to practice your mind to stay concentrate on what you want for a long period. Magic is not only lighting candles, place ingredients on the altar, and whispering a chant. Indeed, the success of a spell lies in one’s mind, based on how they focus and concentrate.
Meditation is what really makes your spells work.
According to professional spellcasters, a certain spell has two distinct phases, the first one is to gather and focus on your power, and the second is to unleash it.
6. Doing the spell chants
With this step, it depends on the spell you plan to perform. To do the prayer, you should start lighting a candle and keep your focus on your intention permanently. While chanting or doing other magic ritual actions, please don’t stop meditating or visualizing.
The prayers allow you to send your deepest wish to the universe. In order to make it come true, remember to describe the thing you desire as much specific as you can.
In case you’re seeking the right chant for your heart matters, see our love spell chants here.
Most spell casting readers prefer the phrase “So mote it be” when sealing the spells. As beginners, you should add “And harm no one” to confirm that your spell is unharmful and creates no negative results.
7. Sealing the spell
The last thing you must do to finish your spell is to send grateful words to the universe. You don’t have to say anything out loud; in fact, it’s more about feeling thankful and truly believing in the universe.
If you want to say thanks with words, then repeat this:
“Thank you, universe, for all the things you’ve guided me and for listening to my inner voice.”
In addition, also express your thankfulness to the invoked spirits or deities. Tell that you appreciate how they protect you from negativity and contribute their energy for spell enhancement.
Once you understand what is incantation and know how to cast spells effectively, let’s try with a simple spell for your situation. How to find the right spell for yourself?
The ultimate answer is trusting your intuition. Pick the spell you feel drawn into the most without any particular reason. If it doesn’t work for you in the first time, cast it again after analyzing your previous session carefully.
For beginners, you shouldn’t rush.
A spell cast by a newbie needs at least a month to manifest results, so please be patient.