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    Question tips on writing your own spells

    Hello! I am new-ish to the path, and I received a reading today that suggested I should focus on writing my own spells rather than copying others. Does anyone have any tips or resources on how to write effective spells? I know that I should utilize correspondences, but I'm not sure mostly about the way I would go about casting. Anything would be helpful, thank you!

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    Are you asking about the words? Because you mention correspondances...

    Either way it comes down to intent. What you write doesn't have to rhyme or be beautiful prose, as long as you are clear what you are after. If making it rhyme helps you focus, thats great, but it's not the be-all and end-all.

    Do you have any more specific questions? Good luck.
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    Re: tips on writing your own spells

    As Heka said, it's all about the intent and your ability to focus. When I dabbled a bit with Wicca, I always would use rhyme, as well as visualization of things in threes to help me out. I was always (and still am) rather informal about it, so never really bothered with corners, unless it was something that I felt needed it. It was my thought that spells are pretty much the same as a prayer, but with bells and whistles.

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    Re: tips on writing your own spells

    When I first started to write my own spells I worked from ones already written and just changed them up a bit to make them more personal. It gave me a basic framework and also taught me a lot about what does and doesn't work for me.

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    Re: tips on writing your own spells

    -You should always know your goal. Donít be modest about it, know EXACTLY what you want.
    - Colour and herb correspondence charts may be helpful for beginners, however colours and their place in magic is a personal feeling. Green for money isnít going to work for you if you personally feel like wealth should be gol, for instance.
    - If all comes to it, take inspiration from music, movirs, folklore etc.
    - Start out writing simple spells, such as jar/bottle spells, then work your way up to more complex ones.
    - Always write your ideas down. Even if you donít think you can make a spell out of it, itís always good to jot down inspiration which may come in handy later.
    - Work out a spell structure that works (a beginning, middle and end).

    Hope that helps you out!

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