November 28, 2012

Working With Spell Books

Many people are interested in magic. We see magic in movies and television shows and books and songs and all over the place. What is important to note, though, is that magic is not something to just trifle with. Almost every major religion has some form of magic or another, but casting spells is specific to Wicca, the modern religion of witchcraft.

Anyone interested in casting spells might want to start with reading some spell books. Just reading them, not dabbling in the actual casting of spells. For those who believe in magic, spell books provide the words and rituals necessary to be an effective witch. However, not all members of the Wiccan religion practice this magic. It is important to note that for believers in Wicca, the religion is more than just magic. Spells are only one aspect of Wicca.

If one is looking for spell books, a quick search on Amazon or Google will reveal many options. One will see books of shadow, grimoires, and just simple spell books. However, for one truly interested in the Wicca religion and the involvement of spells in the religion, that person should seek out other Wiccan believers and participate in a coven. To find followers of the faith and learn from them is better and safer than just picking up random spell books.

I am not sure I believe in magic, but I know that I believe in the possibility. I also know that if magic exists, then one should treat that with respect and care. The Wicca belief to do no harm is one that deserves acknowledgement and requires respect. This also means that one who practices magic would do so to help not harm. Furthermore, this means that people should not just flippantly use spell books. Wicca is not just a passing fad; this is a religion that drives the lives of its followers.

I would imagine that believers in Wicca follow strict rules and rituals to cast any Wiccan spells. For this reason, people should not just try to cast a spell from random spell books. People should look into the religion and its practices. If you’re interested in magic, then respect its culture and learn about the religion. Find others who believe in Wicca and learn from them. It is good to read from books, but it is also good to learn from people who follow the faith.

Spell books are available in many places including from followers of Wicca. Start there before trying to cast spells.

Image Credit: Photos.com

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Plusone Digg Reddit Stumbleupon Email


Rayshell E. Clapper is an Associate Professor of English at a rural college in Oklahoma where she teaches Creative Writing, Literature, and Composition classes. She has presented her original fiction and non-fiction at several conferences and events including: Scissortail Creative Writing Festival, Howlers and Yawpers Creativity Symposium, Southwest/Texas Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association Regional Conference, and Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference. Her publications include Cybersoleil Journal, Sugar Mule Literary Magazine, Red Dirt Anthology, Originals, and Oklahoma English Journal. Beyond her written works, she successfully created a writer's group in rural Oklahoma to support burgeoning writers. The written word is her passion, and all she experiences inspires that passion. She hopes to help inspire others through her words.

Send Rayshell an email