Make your spells a success…..
Before you begin to weave a particular spell from this site you should have put some care and thought into your preparation. An important aspect of successful spellweaving is effort; what you put in during these initial stages will set the energetic scene for the spell itself.
Put concentrated positive energy into your quest for the correct ingredients. For example, if you don’t add an ingredient because you cannot find it quickly enough, your spell will mirror that lack of effort and be rendered less effective. Treat your spells with love and respect at all times.
When spellweaving it is helpful to concentrate on yourself by performing ritual cleansing and by maximizing your powers of concentration. You also need to approach magic with faith, and with an open heart. Be realistic in what you ask for, riches, fame and issues of control are best left alone, otherwise you will move into the realms of low magic, which is not the nature of this book.
Where to spellweave……
Spells are traditionally cast outside, and for the kind of natural magic found in this book it will help if you can find a place of peace and beauty to work in. If you do not have access to an appropriate place, however, you can use a room in your house.
If you have the space it should be a particular room or section of a room that is primarily dedicated to making magic. It is important to keep the atmosphere clean and balanced where you work. This can be done by cleansing it regularly with salt and burning purifying herbs (see the House Blessing Spell).
Your magical equipment……
Start to build up a store of general magical ingredients and equipment. The magic weaver will always need the following basic elements: natural sea salt, a length of white cord, frankincense and other incense, candles in various colours, crystals, special stones and gems of your choice, a selection of dried herbs, essential oils, gold and silver pens, silk and cotton fabrics and a variety of threads. You will also need some paper that is as natural as possible; this might be handmade paper, parchment, or simply unbleached plain paper.